January 31, 2010 |
President Obama has found another long-lost cousin: Scott Brown, the Republican state senator from Massachusetts who won the Senate seat long held by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. The president and the senator-elect are 10th cousins, according to the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Brown's victory Jan. 19 over Democratic candidate Martha Coakley cost the Democrats their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and may have jeopardized passage of Obama's top legislative priority -- a healthcare overhaul.
November 21, 2004
Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and hundreds of others attend the opening of the Bill Clinton Library, and the best Michael Ramirez can come up with for an editorial page cartoon is a reference to sex (Nov. 18). What a sick and narrow mind. Saul Davis Studio City In the election campaign and even after, we've had to put up with Ramirez's biased and vicious attacks on any non-Republican person or issue. His latest slam at the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library sank to a new low. His vitriol stains a generally balanced editorial section of The Times.
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May 24, 1998
Yet another liberal takes the field to tell Republicans how they should comport themselves in Orange County (Fred Smoller, Orange County Voices, May 17). In his column, Smoller argues that the Republican Party should welcome illegal aliens, much as George W. Bush is doing in Texas, so as not to alienate Latino voters. We're being invaded by people who are bringing a different culture to these shores--and who not only are trying to supplant the culture they've found here but are trying to make the people here pay for the supplantation.
February 8, 2013 |
A hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer has reportedly compromised the email accounts of at least six people close to George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and has distributed some of the private emails and photographs online. The Smoking Gun published a report Thursday saying it had spoken with the hacker, who said he wasn't worried about the possibility of the FBI or Secret Service coming after him. Guccifer said the "feds" have been investigating him a long time and "this is just another chapter in the game.” PHOTOS: 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 Among the photographs allegedly posted online by the hacker were two showing President George W. Bush painting, and one with him and Ralph Lauren.
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April 18, 2011 |
Bijan Pakzad, an Iranian American designer of jewelry, fragrances and luxury menswear who ran a Beverly Hills boutique and was renowned as clothier to some of the world's most powerful men, died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said. Pakzad's family maintained he was 67 despite some public records that listed his age as 71. Pakzad suffered a stroke while working Thursday and was rushed to the hospital but never recovered, said his 19-year-old son, Nicolas Bijan Pakzad.
February 23, 2003
The "brutal price" of the Bush administration's push to continue drilling coal-bed methane gas wells in Wyoming's Powder River Basin ("Prosperity's Brutal Price," by Jim Robbins, Feb. 2) will be the destruction of that land and its water--though it's for a little more than one year's supply of the nation's natural gas. For the second year in a row, Powder River has been named one of the nation's most endangered rivers. The Bush push needs to be toward implementing alternative non-fossil fuel sources, not devastating this fragile part of America.
February 1, 2011 |
Barbara Bush, George W. Bush's daughter, has broken from the former president on one key social issue: gay marriage. Barbara Bush, 29, has recorded a video on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign's efforts to make same-sex marriage legal in New York state. In the video, which has become widely viewed on YouTube, the former first daughter says, "I'm Barbara Bush and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality. New York is about fairness and equality and everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love.
May 6, 2013 |
The Beverly Hills home of the late menswear, jewelry and fragrance mogul Bijan Pakzad reportedly has sold for $9.8 million. [For the record, 12:05 p.m. May 6: An earlier version of this post and headline incorrectly said that Bijan Pakzad's home sold for nearly $12 million. That was its asking price. ] Built in 1993, the gated Italianate villa is a showcase of his style with bold primary color interiors, monochromatic-themed rooms and a chandelier made of his signature perfume bottles in the formal dining room.
June 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- With the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reeling from its botched gun-tracking operation, who better to help boost the agency's image than perhaps the most famous G-man, Eliot Ness? Congressional legislation has been introduced to name the bureau's D.C. headquarters the "Eliot Ness ATF Building" after the agent whose battles with bootleggers and mobsters in Prohibition-era Chicago inspired the book, movie and TV series "The Untouchables.