October 7, 1990 |
Things may be getting a little dicey in the household of Secretary of State March Fong Eu. Democrat Eu is not speaking to her son, Republican controller candidate Matt Fong. In fact, Eu has been advised by her campaign staff "to avoid any contact" with Fong, said Leo McElroy, the Sacramento consultant running Eu's reelection campaign.
December 25, 2000 |
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's family was doubly humiliated in Serbia's weekend election, with support for the neo-Communist party of his wife, Mirjana Markovic, crashing even more than for his own Socialists. Based on returns from more than half the polling stations, Markovic's Yugoslav Left, or JUL, won the support of just 0.37% of voters, far below the 5% it had needed to stay in the Serbian parliament, the electoral commission said Sunday.
June 27, 2001 |
If Warren Beatty ever stops toying with us and really runs for president, his 9-year-old daughter, Kathlyn, could become a key political adviser. Beatty said she helped him organize the speech he gave Sunday at a conference sponsored by Southern California Americans for Democratic Action. Afterward, as he ducked into an elevator, Beatty invited us along. Ensconced in his suite at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, he bent our ear talking politics.
September 22, 2007 |
An American family with three small children has applied for political asylum in Finland, immigration officials said. The five came from Germany on Tuesday, said Minna Serradj of the Directorate of Immigration. "It's very unusual for a U.S. citizen to apply for asylum," Serradj said, declining to give details, in line with a policy to protect asylum-seekers. Serradj declined to comment on local media speculation that the parents possibly were seeking to escape serving in the U.S.
February 10, 2008 |
Will America close the books on the Bush dynasty when George W. leaves office in January? Or is it still possible that his younger brother, Jeb, will rise from the ashes of the second Bush presidency -- perhaps even as part of the Bush clan's ongoing duel with the House of Clinton? While one should never say never in politics, such a rematch in 2012 or 2016 is beginning to seem extremely unlikely. Even Jeb himself apparently regards prospects for a Bush resurrection as largely hopeless.
April 4, 2008 |
It's been nearly five years since the six-hour Italian triumph "The Best of Youth" debuted at Cannes and then came to America. Those who saw it soon understood that nothing in the current cinematic world is as rare as this kind of serious, adult storytelling, and few thought that they would see anything like it again. But now they can.