May 19, 2012
Re "A crime against motherhood," Opinion, May 14 To my horror, I just read that the namesake of my local high school, David Starr Jordan, was a leading eugenicist who "promoted compulsory sterilization legislation across the United States. " Op-Ed article writer Nilmini Gunaratne Rubin implores that more be done to compensate victims of forced sterilization. I would imagine it is a terrible slap in the face to victims such as the author (who never had a sibling) and her mother to know that there are still schools named after perpetrators of these monstrous crimes against humanity.
November 29, 2011 |
The influence of the tea party movement appears to be on the wane - even in congressional districts that elected tea party candidates last year, according to a new survey. The report from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released Tuesday showed support for the tea party dropping nationwide, with more Americans viewing the movement unfavorably. The view of the Republican Party in the 60 districts represented by members of the House Tea Party Caucus has also suffered.
September 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Saturday hammered President Obama over looming cuts to defense spending, saying the president has shown a "failure to lead" and done nothing to protect the military from being "hollowed" out by spending reductions. “The president himself has opposed or disregarded every attempt we've made to work with him on a solution,” said Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), delivering the GOP weekly address. Obama and Hill Republicans, including West, agreed last year to slash spending on both defense and domestic programs if they could not reach a broader compromise on how to reduce the deficit.
January 1, 2011
SATURDAY The Chris Matthews Show What President Obama must do to get competitive for 2012; New Year's resolutions for politicians. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Lindsay Lohan's exit from rehab. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Investigations, new Congress: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista); Obama's next two years: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine; Democrats' way forward: Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.
April 16, 2011
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Tax hikes for the wealthiest: Joe Klein, Time; Becky Quick, CNBC; Andrew Sullivan, the Daily Beast; Norah O'Donnell, NBC. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Countdown to the royal wedding. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Budget battles: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.); Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Libya and NATO: former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.)
August 18, 2011 |
As far as Rep. Maxine Waters in concerned, it is time for President Obama to get tough with Republicans and put together proposals that help the poor and especially the hard-hit African American community. Speaking at a job fair in Atlanta on Thursday, the fiery Los Angeles Democrat said there was rising unhappiness among African Americans with the nation's first black president. "There is a growing frustration in this country and in minority communities because the unemployment rates are so high," Waters said in televised remarks.
December 2, 2011 |
In an effort to attract Republican votes, House GOP leaders are considering tacking on legislation advancing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to a package that would extend a payroll tax holiday. American workers would be hit with an average $1,000 tax hike on Jan. 1 if the tax holiday is allowed to expire at year's end. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) met behind closed doors with rank-and-file lawmakers Friday morning, but opposition to continuing the payroll tax break still runs high among conservatives in the House, showing the difficulty Boehner will face in drawing backing for the measure.
July 6, 2012 |
OK, here's the best argument yet for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: It clearly costs too much to become a doctor. How else to take the news that a Connecticut family is selling a cherished memento to help pay off their son's medical school debts? Thirty-year-old Michael Gott of Stamford, Conn., has almost $200,000 in school loans, his mother explained. But, as luck would have it, there's a little something tucked away in a drawer for a rainy day: a baseball.