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January 20, 2009 |
Crowds of Lincoln High School students flooded the sidewalks along Broadway recently as another school day came to an end. But 16-year-old Tania Navarro wasn't in the crowd. She sat inside one of the school's bungalow classrooms, tapping her pencil against the sheet of paper in front of her. "I love to argue," she said. But her penchant for verbal confrontation hadn't landed her in detention hall.
October 23, 2012 |
HENDERSON, Nev. - With the last of the presidential debates behind him, Mitt Romney barnstormed across the West on Tuesday, telling a crowd in Nevada that the debates had “supercharged” his campaign and dismissing the president as a “status quo” candidate who had yet to reveal his agenda for the next four years. More than 6,000 people crowded into an outdoor amphitheater in Henderson to see Romney and his running mate, Paul D. Ryan, who had just flown in from Grand Junction, Colo.
December 16, 2011 |
With the final Republican presidential debate of 2011 now in the books, we can declare a clear winner: Mitt Romney. That is, in face time at least. A new study from the University of Minnesota's "Smart Politics" project found Romney bested the rest of the field in speaking time by more than a half hour over the course of 10 of the year's 13 candidate forums. In total, the former Massachusetts governor has had about 2 hours and 16 minutes of speaking time. Rick Perry was closest behind him at 1 hour, 45 minutes and 27 seconds.
September 1, 2012 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - While President Obama rallies his supporters at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Mitt Romney plans to spend much of next week preparing for the fall debates. After his rallies in Cincinnati and Jacksonville on Saturday, Romney is headed to his lakeside vacation home in Wolfeboro, N.H., for Labor Day weekend. He has no public events planned Sunday or Monday. The Democratic convention will hold televised proceedings Tuesday through Thursday, with unofficial gatherings on Labor Day. Romney may hold events later in the week; his aides previously said the Republican nominee would likely campaign in swing states during the convention.
February 13, 2013 |
So, I asked the candidates Tuesday night: How many mayoral debates does this one make? Forty-two and a half, Eric Garcetti said, in a bemused tone. A half debate? Maybe that was one where some of the principal candidates weren't there. Or a debate so stricken with debate fatigue that it seemed like only half a debate. ENDORSEMENTS: Los Angeles City Elections 2013 Never mind. The actual number is "more than 30,” and I added one Tuesday night, moderating a debate sponsored by civic and residents' groups in Northeast L.A. Four of the five principle candidates were there; Wendy Greuel was out of town.
February 25, 2012 |
A hue and cry is growing across the land ... for an end to the Republican presidential debates. The field of GOP hopefuls, in its various permutations, has participated in 20 candidate forums, starting in May 2011 and continuing, for a time, at a pace of two a week. The most recent was Wednesday in Mesa, Ariz. From the Romney perspective that's more than plenty. Introducing her husband Saturday at a campaign stop in Troy, Mich., Ann Romney joked that she "should do all the talking and let him just stand here and watch me. " "I've also decided, no more debates," she continued.