October 27, 2010 |
The White House on Tuesday forcefully responded to comments from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who suggested in an interview that his party's top goal in the new Congress would be ensuring President Obama is not reelected in 2012. Speaking with National Journal magazine, McConnell discussed mistakes the GOP made after its 1994 election sweep, when it suffered "from some degree of hubris" and acted "as if the president was irrelevant and we would roll over him. " If Republicans are to enjoy a midterm triumph in 2010 as they did in 1994, McConnell said his party should say: "Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job. " Asked what that "job" was, McConnell explained that "the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
January 13, 1988
The "alarming" results of anonymous testing for the AIDS-related virus indicate New York state could see 1,000 infected infants born this year, state health officials said. The findings have prompted a special appeal from state Health Commissioner Dr. David Axelrod to doctors to begin special counseling for women of childbearing age.
November 18, 1985 |
Mayor Edward Koch today contradicted the state health commissioner and ruled out using city inspectors as "sex cops" to investigate sexual activities in hotel rooms in an effort to stop the spread of AIDS. In Tokyo, where he is vacationing, the mayor rejected a call by state Health Commissioner David Axelrod to extend the city's crackdown on high-risk sexual practices.
November 2, 2008 |
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's fitness advice for Barack Obama -- squats for his "skinny legs" and biceps curls "to beef up those scrawny little arms" -- got the Democratic nominee's chief strategist wondering: How are the California governor's basketball skills? Schwarzenegger might not know it, strategist David Axelrod said, but "Sen. Obama's pretty fit."
November 13, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET The Chris Matthews Show Potential GOP presidential candidates for 2012. (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Diane Keaton. (N) 6 a.m. KCBS Today Bob Newhart; male menopause; apples. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Midterm results; lame-duck Congress: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas); Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.
April 10, 2008 |
It was a celebration of Palestinian culture -- a night of music, dancing and a dash of politics. Local Arab Americans were bidding farewell to Rashid Khalidi, an internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights, who was leaving town for a job in New York. A special tribute came from Khalidi's friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama.
March 7, 2012 |
Just as President Obama's top campaign advisors are arguing that the prolonged GOP primary is raising controversial issues that will alienate the eventual GOP nominee from independent and swing voters in the fall, Democrats are facing a similar quandary. On Wednesday morning, the chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, called for the party's platform to push for the legalization of gay marriage. That's a position opposed by Obama -- though he's said his views on the issue are "evolving" -- and one that many Democrats ostensibly would not want to have highlighted a few months before the general election.