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October 11, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - GOP nominee Mitt Romney and Rev. Billy Graham discussed policy and personal connections Thursday at a meeting at the evangelical leader's home that ended with the men praying together. "I'll do all I can to help you. And you can quote me on that," Graham said at the end of the 30-minute meeting, which also included his son Franklin. The men discussed religious freedom and persecution, the conflict in Afghanistan and growing ministries in nations such as China and North Korea.
March 4, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON - A top Republican senator sparked reactions from both sides of the aisle after drawing a link between the crisis in Ukraine and President Obama's response to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a harsh critic of the Obama administration's foreign policy, posted a string of tweets Tuesday attributing Russian President Vladimir Putin's incursion into Ukraine's Crimea region to "a weak indecisive leader" in Washington:   It started with Benghazi.
August 13, 2012 | By David Zucchino
 Durham, N.C. - Evangelist Billy Graham is resting comfortably in stable condition while being treated for bronchitis at a hospital in Asheville, N.C., his evangelistic association said Monday morning. Graham, 93, was admitted to Mission Hospital early Sunday for treatment of a lung infection. He has been responding well to treatment, according to pulmonologist David Pucci. Graham was feeling well enough to watch the London Olympics' closing ceremony from his hospital bed, said his spokesman, A. Larry Ross.
December 20, 2013 | By L.A. at Home staff
They are departures from the organic modernism that has washed over the home decor world: Los Angeles artist Elyse Graham's geodes are wholly unnatural, otherworldly riffs on crystallized rock in neon colors that look borrowed from a nightclub, not an enchanted forest. "I like the idea of taking this natural process that takes millions of years to accomplish and re-creating it in unnatural materials," said Robert Apodaca, owner of the art and design gallery Fifth Floor, which has exhibited Graham's work and is selling the geodes.
August 14, 2012 | By David Zucchino
DURHAM, N.C. - Evangelist Billy Graham was released from a North Carolina hospital Tuesday after a two-day stay for treatment of bronchitis, his doctors announced. "Mr. Graham had a quick recovery and responded very well to his treatment," said Daniel Fertel, a pulmonologist at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. "Despite this illness, he remains remarkably healthy for a 93-year-old man. " Graham, who was admitted early Sunday morning, returned to his home in tiny Montreat in the mountains of western North Carolina.
August 12, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Billy Graham has been admitted to a North Carolina hospital for a lung infection, his evangelistic association said in a statement on Sunday. “Upon admission, he was alert and in good spirits,” the statement said . “The pulmonologist treating Mr. Graham, David Pucci, DO, said that he is resting comfortably, that appropriate antibiotics are being administered and that his condition is stable.” Graham, 93, is a widely popular evangelist...
March 7, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - The political fallout from Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster has begun as fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham switched Thursday to support John Brennan as CIA director, saying the vote has become a “referendum” on the drone program. Graham's changed position comes after Paul, the Kentucky tea party favorite, became an overnight political sensation for holding the Senate floor nearly 13 hours as he pressed the Obama administration for assurances Americans would not be targeted on U.S. soil by unmanned military-style aircraft.
September 19, 1986 | DANIEL CARIAGA
The Nov. 8 and 9 performances by the Martha Graham Dance Company in Royce Hall have been canceled, according to Pebbles Wadsworth, director of the UCLA Center for the Arts. However, James Nomikos, general manager of the Graham company, denied that the performances were "canceled." He said they "were never more than tentative." Nomikos specified that the announced November concerts "were only pencilled in. We have not canceled.
Shortly after Rep. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) rose Saturday to speak to the Senate, an aide raced through the press gallery plopping on reporters' desks the thick closing statement of Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), who leads the House team prosecuting President Clinton. "But where's the Graham text?" asked one reporter, throwing aside Hyde remarks that wouldn't be delivered for another three hours. "No text. He's letting it fly from note cards," the aide responded. And let it fly he did.
April 24, 2010 | By Jim Tankersley, Tribune Washington Bureau
Two of President Obama's top domestic policy initiatives — energy and immigration — appeared on the brink of collapse on Saturday after a Republican senator at the center of both efforts threatened to jump ship in a dispute with Democrats over timing. Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Saturday afternoon that they would postpone the introduction of their long-anticipated energy and climate bill, which they had planned to roll out on Monday.
November 20, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The Rev. Billy Graham, one of the nation's most famous evangelists whose ministry tended to presidents and paupers, has been taken to a hospital for observation in Asheville, N.C., his spokesman said Wednesday. Graham, who celebrated his 95th birthday on Nov. 7 at a party with guests including Donald Trump and Sarah Palin, went to the hospital Tuesday and is expected to released soon, his spokesman said. “Billy Graham is in the hospital with a respiratory congestion issue, similar to what he had a few weeks ago. As was the case then, we expect he will be able to return home in a day or two,” Mark DeMoss, a family spokesman, said in a statement emailed to reporters.
November 15, 2013 | By Wendy Smith
"Anyone who writes about Druids and mysteriously coordinated landscapes," Graham Robb admits, "must expect to be treated with suspicion. " Indeed, although the Druids were the learned elite of the ancient Celts, they are better known today as the inspiration for such flaky goings on as the gathering at Stonehenge of ersatz Druids in white robes celebrating the summer solstice. (Stonehenge actually antedates the Druids by millenniums.) They seem an odd subject for the critically praised biographer of Balzac, Hugo and Rimbaud, a historian whose previous works seldom look back further than the French Revolution.
November 11, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
No one should be surprised that the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, which began its inaugural season Friday night with an appearance by the Martha Graham Dance Company, is a high-end venue. It's in Beverly Hills. A pop-up Salvatore Ferragamo store is its first attraction, just in case you find that your shoes suddenly feel out of fashion for the promenade from the entrance in the historic post office and past impressive donated contemporary art to the new Bram Goldsmith Theater.
November 6, 2013 | By Victoria Looseleaf
"It's little known that Los Angeles is the cradle of American modern dance, so if you start with Graham, you've served up the roots of the family tree and can go anywhere from there. " Janet Eilber, talking by phone from New York, should know. The artistic director of Martha Graham Dance Company since 2005, Eilber, 62, began dancing with the troupe while still a junior at the Juilliard School. She also had roles created for her during her 10 years performing with the company. It's fitting that Martha Graham Dance Company is the inaugural presentation of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, giving three concerts over two days.  CHEAT SHEET: Fall arts preview It was, after all, in Los Angeles that Graham first became a student in 1915 at the Denishawn School on a hill just west of downtown.
September 27, 2013
George Bignotti Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said. As a mechanic, Bignotti won the Indy 500 with drivers A.J. Foyt in 1961 and 1964, Graham Hill in 1966, Al Unser in 1970 and 1971, Gordon Johncock in 1973 and Tom Sneva in 1983. Bignotti also holds the record for most wins overall in Indy-car history with more than 80 victories.
August 19, 2013 | By Elisabeth Donnelly
"Gilmore Girls" and "Parenthood" star Lauren Graham is writing a TV pilot based on her book "Someday, Someday, Maybe. " The ever-likable actress is writing the TV adaptation of her book about a struggling actress for the CW -- something of a return to the network whose relationship with Graham goes back to her leading role on "Gilmore Girls. " Graham will also be executive producing the series along with friend Ellen DeGeneres, who optioned the book through her A Very Good Production banner.
August 16, 2010
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution speaks in unusually emphatic language: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States. " Not most persons or only those who are white or who are born to citizens. All persons. Yet some Americans hold a fringe view and would deny citizenship to those whose parents entered this country illegally. That idea so violates our history and law that it has long been consigned to the periphery, but recent political posturing by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.
November 24, 1990
Three cheers for Burger King. They have a new customer. T. BRUCE GRAHAM Port Hueneme
August 6, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO -- Two senior Republican senators visiting Egypt on Tuesday urged the military-backed government to release jailed Muslim Brotherhood leaders and defuse political tensions between Islamists and the nation's largely secular security forces. Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joined a number of international envoys seeking to end more than a month of deadly violence between backers of the interim government and Islamist supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi, who was overthrown in a coup last month.
July 30, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Penn State's ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered by a Harrisburg, Pa., judge Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of a cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Prosecutors showed enough evidence during a two-day preliminary hearing to warrant a trial for ex-president Graham Spanier , former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley , District Judge William Wenner concluded. Wenner called it "a tragic day for Penn State University.
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