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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2010 | By John Hoeffel
An initiative to legalize marijuana and allow it to be sold and taxed will appear on the November ballot, state election officials announced Wednesday, triggering what will probably be a much-watched campaign that once again puts California on the forefront of the nation's debate over whether to soften drug laws. The number of valid signatures reported by Los Angeles County, submitted minutes before Wednesday's 5 p.m. deadline, put the measure well beyond the 433,971 it needed to be certified.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
The underwhelming, would-be political satire "Knife Fight" plays more like a failed network TV pilot than the savvy feature it clearly set out to be. Think: Aaron Sorkin-lite, uh, really, really lite. Rob Lowe, in an odd flip on the upright Republican senator he played on "Brothers & Sisters," stars as Paul Turner, a thriving campaign advisor and "fixer" stuck on constant spin cycle. That is, when he's not making faux-serious speeches, often directed to his newbie assistant (Jamie Chung)
NEWS
January 7, 2000 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An angry Gen. Colin L. Powell cautioned Al Gore on Thursday against "playing the polarizing 'race card' " in the presidential campaign after the vice president's campaign manager said in a recent interview that the Republican Party would rather "take pictures with black children than feed them."
NEWS
May 7, 1999 | From Associated Press
CNN changed its mind about having Vice President Al Gore host its "Larry King Live" program just hours before the show aired Thursday night, instead scheduling him as a guest. CNN Executive Producer Wendy Whitworth had approached Gore last weekend to see if he was interested in hosting the show for an evening to discuss the shootings in Littleton, Colo., and the tornadoes in the Midwest. Gore agreed, but the network changed its mind Thursday afternoon.
NATIONAL
December 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
Democratic presidential candidate Wesley K. Clark will begin airing television commercials this week in three states with Feb. 3 primaries, spreading the TV ad wars beyond Iowa and New Hampshire. Clark's campaign is spending about $200,000 in each state -- South Carolina and Oklahoma beginning Tuesday and Arizona later in the week -- to run for at least a week a 60-second biographical ad that highlights his military career.
NEWS
May 20, 1999 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Republicans fired a political rocket at Vice President Al Gore on Wednesday, dropping funding for a project he had proposed for the nation's space budget. At issue was Gore's idea for sending up a U.S. satellite, to be called Triana, that would transmit pictures 24 hours a day to the Internet, showing images of cloud formations, large fires and other phenomena.
NEWS
March 14, 1999 | MICHELLE MITTELSTADT, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Prompted by Vice President Al Gore's claim that he created the Internet, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott took credit Friday for inventing the paper clip. Firing off the latest salvo in a game of tit-for-tat begun a day earlier, Lott issued a tongue-in-cheek release saying he "created" the paper clip. "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the paper clip," said Lott (R-Miss.
NEWS
May 16, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Texas Gov. George W. Bush routinely accuses his opponent, Vice President Al Gore, of stretching the truth. But now the presumed Republican presidential nominee has found the way to make Gore really mad: accuse him of owning stock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- A coalition of healthcare providers and insurance companies has amassed a massive financial show of force as they prepare to fight an effort to raise limits on medical malpractice awards. The opposition campaign had $31.3 million at the end of December, almost entirely in loans, according to a report filed Friday. The loans allow the contributors to retract their money if the proposed initiative does not qualify for the November ballot. Meanwhile, supporters had just $374,843 in the bank at the end of December, but all of their resources came from cash contributions.
NATIONAL
December 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
Going from the U.S. military to a big investment banking house off Wall Street, Wesley Clark's income soared from less than $100,000 in 1999 to more than $1.6 million last year, according to the Democratic presidential candidate's tax records released Friday by his campaign. More than half of the retired general's income in the last two years came from giving speeches and writing books, according to Clark's financial disclosure form filed with the Federal Election Commission.
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