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July 30, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
William Kennedy Smith, the nephew of Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy who was found innocent in 1991 of a rape charge, is considering running for Congress, a political consultant said. Smith, 39, a doctor and adjunct instructor at Northwestern University Medical School and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, is exploring a run for Rep. Rod R. Blagojevich's seat, Democratic consultant David Axelrod said Sunday.
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September 3, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times
A president governs in prose, but every now and then some poetry slips through. Speaking in West Virginia after an explosion killed 29 coal miners, President Obama talked about the victims: "Most days they would emerge from the dark mine, squinting at the light. Most days, they would emerge, sweaty, dirty, dusted with coal. Most days, they would come home. Most days, but not that day. " The words came from Adam Frankel, a young White House speechwriter. Over the last 20 months he has developed a niche in death and disaster, a specialist in language that assuages grief.
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August 2, 2009 | Christi Parsons
He sat with his legs crossed in an armchair in the Oval Office, his brow furrowed. Aides clustered on the couches around him. They could see black scratch marks all over their proposal for the most sensitive speech of his young presidency -- his long-promised address to the world's 1.5 billion Muslims. For weeks, they had toiled over the text.
NATIONAL
September 9, 2008 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
Entering the final stage of the race, the two presidential campaigns are plotting strategies that rely on vastly different readings of the electoral map, with Democrat Barack Obama competing hard in a large number of traditionally Republican states and John McCain, the GOP nominee, focusing on a small set of familiar battlegrounds. A wild card in their calculations is McCain's surprise vice presidential choice, Sarah Palin. Strategists in both parties say it is too early to assess whether the Alaska governor's conservative profile, which has energized core Republican voters, will put new states in play for the GOP ticket.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 18, 1985 | United Press International
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.
NATIONAL
November 2, 2008 | Michael Finnegan
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."
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