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September 23, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Medieval alchemists may have spent lifetimes seeking a way to turn base metals into silver or gold, but Gary Johnson, the libertarian former governor of New Mexico, seemingly has found a way to make political gold out of dog poop. In a throwaway line at the GOP presidential debate on Thursday night, Johnson, whose campaign for the nomination is struggling to get into single digits,  won the comedy award of the night during questioning about the Obama administration's stimulus spending plans.
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September 18, 2012 | By Colby Itkowitz
WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Little-known presidential candidate Gary Johnson gave an answer that would create a media firestorm if delivered by Barack Obama or Mitt Romney: the United States should get out of the Middle East. Johnson, a Libertarian who is on 47 state ballots and fighting petition challenges in the other three, including Pennsylvania, suggested that the U.S. presence in the Middle East is abetting unrest in the region. "Get out of these embassies, just plain get out," Johnson said in an interview Monday with the Allentown (Pa.)
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies --------------------------- CBS This Morning Morgan Freeman. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS  Today Jenny McCarthy; Jill Biden; Alan Jackson performs; Adam Shankman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC  Live With Kelly Bryant Gumbel; Jenny McCarthy; Kerry Washington; Miss USA. (N)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies --------------------------- CBS This Morning Morgan Freeman. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS  Today Jenny McCarthy; Jill Biden; Alan Jackson performs; Adam Shankman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC  Live With Kelly Bryant Gumbel; Jenny McCarthy; Kerry Washington; Miss USA. (N)
NEWS
October 28, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Gary Johnson knew he was an underdog for the Republican presidential nomination, but his campaign laid out a strategy for breaking through, called "the New Hampshire Path. " The idea was that Johnson could build a base of support in the small state where voters place a premium on retail politics. The campaign's limited resources would go further there than in more expensive states. He even rented a house in Manchester to serve as a base of operations. "New Hampshire is a level playing field on which Gary Johnson will compete very effectively if given the opportunity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1999
New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has the courage to address what so many people have known for years: All drugs should be legalized (Nov. 10). That is the only way drugs are going to get out of the black market. The criminal system logjam of drug-related offenses will be freed up and not subject to such tempting corruption. People who commit real crimes, whether using drugs or not, will be the focus. Society will have to address the real issues of why kids want to be stoned all the time anyway, why is substance abuse so high in the economically oppressed sectors of our society, and what is it about our culture that contributes to having so many citizens whose idea of entertainment (or just getting by, day to day)
NEWS
April 21, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, an avid athlete who climbed Mt. Everest and has a strong libertarian bent, announced Thursday that that he will seek the GOP nomination for president, expanding an already crowded field. Johnson, 58, made his announcement on the steps of the New Hampshire State House, and like his fellow libertarian Republican Ron Paul, made extensive use of email and Twitter to notify potential followers. “Today's mess didn't just happen. We elected it -- one senator, member of Congress and president at a time,” Johnson said in a statement.
NEWS
June 21, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a beginning kayaker, said his unplanned swim through a white-water rapid was just "what happens when you go kayaking." But experienced river users said the governor violated basic precautions by exceeding his skill level in an ill-equipped kayak and making the attempt solo. They said Johnson set a poor example for other novice kayakers. The GOP governor said he dumped his kayak in a rapid on the Rio Grande on Sunday, then floated through the rapid into calmer water.
OPINION
September 18, 2005
Re "Palestinians in Gaza Loot Greenhouse Equipment," Sept. 14 Jewish American donors contribute $14 million to enable greenhouses to remain so they could be used for thousands of jobs to benefit Palestinians. We who would want to help Palestinians will not succeed until Palestinians want to help themselves more than they want to hurt Israel. Even the synagogues that were torched by them could have been used for helpful purposes. We would want their religious leaders to teach them how they can help themselves to improve their lives.
NEWS
April 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson says he is seeing momentum building for his two-year campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana. "There is huge interest in this issue," he told the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws conference in Washington, arguing that there is consensus that the war on drugs has failed. But his crusade faces many critics, including Sen. Pete V. Domenici, a fellow Republican from New Mexico.
NEWS
December 28, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Gary Johnson ended his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, announcing instead that he'll continue his quest for the White House under the Libertarian Party banner. "I don't view this as leaving the Republican Party as much as the Republican Party leaving me," the former two-term New Mexico governor said at an event at the state Capitol in Santa Fe. Johnson's campaign lacked the resources and media attention of other Republicans, though he did manage to qualify for three of the 13 televised debates so far. After outlining a strategy to win the nomination based on a strong showing in the New Hampshire primary, he nearly missed the deadline to qualify, scrambling to arrange an overnight flight to get to the Statehouse on the final day of the filing period.
NATIONAL
November 13, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
As campaign stops for Republican presidential candidates go, the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in downtown Los Angeles seemed like a strange choice. There was reggae music booming from big speakers, lapel pins shaped like marijuana leaves and a speech by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the liberal former mayor of San Francisco who is famous for granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples. And yet there Gary Johnson stood this month, drawing cheers from a crowd of drug decriminalization activists.
NEWS
November 3, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum
The International Drug Policy Reform Conference in downtown Los Angeles might not seem like a sensible campaign stop for a Republican presidential hopeful. There was reggae music blasting, little lapel pins shaped like marijuana leaves, and a speech by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the uber-liberal former mayor of San Francisco who is famous for granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But on Thursday, Gary Johnson stood there before an audience of drug decriminalization activists, drawing cheers for his promise that if he wins the Republican nomination and is elected president, he will issue a full pardon for anyone serving prison time for a non-violent marijuana crime.
NEWS
October 28, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Gary Johnson knew he was an underdog for the Republican presidential nomination, but his campaign laid out a strategy for breaking through, called "the New Hampshire Path. " The idea was that Johnson could build a base of support in the small state where voters place a premium on retail politics. The campaign's limited resources would go further there than in more expensive states. He even rented a house in Manchester to serve as a base of operations. "New Hampshire is a level playing field on which Gary Johnson will compete very effectively if given the opportunity.
NEWS
September 23, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Medieval alchemists may have spent lifetimes seeking a way to turn base metals into silver or gold, but Gary Johnson, the libertarian former governor of New Mexico, seemingly has found a way to make political gold out of dog poop. In a throwaway line at the GOP presidential debate on Thursday night, Johnson, whose campaign for the nomination is struggling to get into single digits,  won the comedy award of the night during questioning about the Obama administration's stimulus spending plans.
NEWS
September 22, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Gary Johnson is an avid triathlete, so he is no stranger to running far and hard. But that hasn't helped the libertarian former governor of New Mexico break out of the pack in his run for the GOP presidential nomination. Johnson, 58, gets a chance to bask on the national stage Thursday night when he joins with other Republican aspirants in the Fox News/ Google debate. It will be Johnson's first shot at the kind of national publicity that helps fuel a candidate's dreams, but ironically, it will also pit him against Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who helped define the modern libertarian.
SPORTS
December 13, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL
Last season, USC point guard Gary Johnson averaged 13 minutes a game as a reserve. This season as a senior starter, Johnson is averaging more than 29 minutes, the most by any Trojan, as backup point guard Kevin Augustine has been hampered by injuries and illness. Johnson is averaging 2.5 steals and 4.8 assists, fourth in the Pacific 10 Conference in each category. "I had 39 minutes against UNLV [two weeks ago], and I felt like I could play another game. I'm in pretty good shape."
SPORTS
January 28, 1998 | GREG SANDOVAL
In the middle of Monday's practice, after point guard Gary Johnson had narrowly missed stealing a pass, USC Coach Henry Bibby abruptly whistled the session to a halt. "You can't wait Gary. You missed because you hesitated," Bibby exhorted. "You got to go for it in that position. . . . Why?" Johnson responded on cue: "Because three steals will lead the nation." The senior from Washington, D.C., is averaging 2.41 steals this season, leading the Pac-10.
NEWS
April 21, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, an avid athlete who climbed Mt. Everest and has a strong libertarian bent, announced Thursday that that he will seek the GOP nomination for president, expanding an already crowded field. Johnson, 58, made his announcement on the steps of the New Hampshire State House, and like his fellow libertarian Republican Ron Paul, made extensive use of email and Twitter to notify potential followers. “Today's mess didn't just happen. We elected it -- one senator, member of Congress and president at a time,” Johnson said in a statement.
OPINION
September 18, 2005
Re "Palestinians in Gaza Loot Greenhouse Equipment," Sept. 14 Jewish American donors contribute $14 million to enable greenhouses to remain so they could be used for thousands of jobs to benefit Palestinians. We who would want to help Palestinians will not succeed until Palestinians want to help themselves more than they want to hurt Israel. Even the synagogues that were torched by them could have been used for helpful purposes. We would want their religious leaders to teach them how they can help themselves to improve their lives.
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