January 16, 2000 |
Calling for greater racial harmony, Vice President Al Gore on Saturday excoriated Texas Gov. George W. Bush for not opposing the display of the Confederate flag over South Carolina's state capitol, accusing the GOP presidential front-runner of "playing" to supporters who hold "hateful attitudes."
October 28, 1994 |
In an extraordinary meeting with an invited group of black journalists and other African Americans, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas rejected suggestions that his opinions have hurt blacks or that he has forgotten his roots. "I am not an Uncle Tom," he answered when asked about selling out to whites, according to a report in Thursday's Washington Afro-American newspaper that was confirmed by several people who were at the Wednesday meeting. "I do not pay attention to that nonsense.
August 7, 2000 |
Vice President Al Gore neared a decision on his running mate Sunday as he held a closed-door meeting with his closest advisors to discuss the matter. Gore convened the high-level session in a hotel suite immediately upon arriving here late Sunday afternoon following a flight from Long Island, N.Y.
June 8, 2008 |
Since it was pretty clear that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama wasn't going to withdraw from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in the face of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's admirably annoying tenacity, it fell to the New York senator to adjust to a harsh political reality that a year ago was absolutely unthinkable: She lost. So, when did Hillary Clinton get the first hint of defeat? When she kept losing caucuses? When she didn't wrap up the super prize by Feb. 5?
December 12, 2009
TODAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Nobel Peace Prize; global warming: author Thomas L. Friedman ("Hot, Flat and Crowded"). Jobs; White House guests: Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. Jobs, healthcare: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine; Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Climate change: Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.); Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.). (N) 3 p.m. CNN SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning Jill Biden; Paul McCartney; animator Willis Pyle.
December 19, 2009
TODAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Healthcare: David Axelrod, White House advisor. Wall Street bankers: Valerie Jarrett, White House advisor. Wall Street bankers: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) (N) 3 p.m. CNN This Week With George Stephanopoulos: The Year in Politics Highlights of 2009 include big political stories and interviews with newsmakers. (N) 4 p.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today (N)
January 7, 2000 |
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."
May 24, 2008 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday invoked the June 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy to defend her decision to remain in the presidential race until at least June 3 -- sparking a wave of condemnation by Barack Obama's supporters. Clinton quickly expressed regret for the unprompted reference -- interpreted by many in Obama's camp as a suggestion that she thinks Obama's life might be in danger.
January 11, 2004 |
Iowa and New Hampshire may be where the candidates are wooing voters, but neither is the location of the nation's first Democratic presidential primary. But with no convention delegates at stake -- making it what's known as a political beauty contest -- and only four of the nine major Democratic candidates on the ballot, the District of Columbia election Tuesday has emerged as the Rodney Dangerfield of primaries.