CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1996
By a 3-to-1 ratio, readers responding to a Times Orange County poll called, faxed and e-mailed their overwhelming support for including Ross Perot in the presidential debates. Here's a sampling of responses: Want Perot in Debate "Yes! Let him debate. As least he won't call the Dodgers the Brooklyn Dodgers."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2009 |
When it opened four years ago, Santee Education Complex became known more for its violent beginnings than for its students' forensic skill. In its first week, shots were fired in front of the campus. One day later, a student was arrested outside school with an AK-47. Yet students from the troubled campus, operated by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, now have a reputation to uphold: Santee has been among the winners of the United Nations Foundation Global Debates contest two years running, earning a three-day trip each year to the U.N. in New York City.
October 16, 1988
I was not impressed with Lawrence Christon's attack on the value of presidential debates ("The Shoot-out," Sept. 25). Although television debates are imperfect, I would much rather become educated about the issues and candidates from debates than slick 30-second television spots. REED MARKHAM Communications Arts Cal Poly Pomona
March 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- As Rep. Paul D. Ryan readies the new GOP budget, House Republicans are debating whether to apply the party's proposed Medicare changes a year earlier than planned, when Americans who are now 56 reach retirement age. No decision has been made, and Ryan declined to address the internal debate Wednesday. The party's earlier promise to keep Medicare unchanged for those 55 and older has bumped up against its vow to balance the budget in 10 years. The Medicare overhaul for the next generation of seniors will be a centerpiece of Ryan's budget -- and fodder for Democrats' criticism.
September 22, 2012 |
In next month's three presidential debates, President Obama and Mitt Romney will be asked a wide range of questions crucial to the future of America. But if history is any guide, they are unlikely to answer many of them. Even worse, most of us won't even notice. Listen carefully to the questions and responses and you'll understand. A candidate is asked a specific question: "How will you balance the budget?" The response is typically along the lines of: "Balancing the budget is critical to America's future, which is why I am committed to it!"
October 1, 2012 |
The presidential race enters its final, decisive phase with a distinct tilt toward President Obama and three debates looming as Republican Mitt Romney's best and possibly last chance to reverse the Democratic trend. After running neck and neck with Romney for months, Obama has opened up leads - some small, others more significant - in almost all of the eight states likely to decide the contest: Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire. Obama also leads in Wisconsin, the home state of Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee, whose mid-August selection had erased the president's advantage there for a time.