August 11, 2003 |
Deputy Atty. Gen. Larry Thompson is stepping down in a few weeks, the latest in a string of senior Justice Department officials involved in the war against terrorism to leave the agency. Thompson, 58, is expected to take a position at the Brookings Institution think tank after he leaves the department at the end of the month, a senior Justice Department official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
September 28, 1999 |
About 1,600 real estate professionals are expected to attend the fifth annual George Smith Partners Real Estate Luncheon to benefit the A-T Medical Research Foundation. The nonprofit foundation helps finance genetic research to find a cure for ataxia-telangiectasia, a degenerative and disabling neurological disorder. Smith's daughter, Rebecca, has been diagnosed with the disease. The luncheon will be held Nov. 3 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
April 22, 1993
Henry Brandon, 77, a noted authority on foreign affairs and for 34 years the Washington correspondent for the British newspaper the Sunday Times. Brandon, who joined the newspaper in 1939, covered World War II from North Africa and Western Europe, then reported on foreign relations from Paris and New York, and from 1949 to 1983 from Washington. After his retirement, Brandon served as guest scholar in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington.
December 23, 1990
In "Where Is Mr. Smith?" I was quoted as saying, "It would be a marvelous thing if our political parties gave an awful lot of thought to bringing along these quite interesting, quite unexpected kinds of candidates." It would be inaccurate to infer that this is an endorsement of the people mentioned in the article. Brownstein called to ask for my wish list. I nominated Saul Bellow and John Updike. My quote is an endorsement of my candidates. STEPHEN HESS THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION Washington, D.C.
September 13, 2011 |
The number of Californians living in poverty grew for the fourth straight year in 2010, more evidence that continued high unemployment and a struggling economy are weighing on the state's families. About 6 million Californians had incomes below the federal poverty line of $22,113 for a family of four in 2010, census data released Tuesday show. That's 16.3% of the population, up from 15.3% in 2009. Nearly 1 in 5 residents lacked health insurance last year, one of the highest rates in the nation.
November 21, 1996 |
Newly released audiotapes reveal that former President Richard Nixon ordered his chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, to break into the Brookings Institution, presumably to remove documents regarding the Vietnam War, the San Francisco Examiner reports in today's editions. The Examiner story, from its Washington bureau, was released to the Associated Press in advance of publication.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2000
Propelled by a booming local economy, Orange County is leading the way in California's campaign to remove aid recipients from the welfare rolls, according to a study to be released today by a Washington think tank. The Brookings Institution report found that Orange County reduced its welfare rolls by 42% since 1994, recording the biggest drop in Southern California and the second-largest statewide behind Santa Clara County in the Silicon Valley.