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September 11, 2012 | By Paul Richter and Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The White House struggled Tuesday to dispel reports that it had snubbed a request for a meeting this month from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as friction between the two allies again burst into the open. As Netanyahu stepped up his criticism of President Obama's approach to the Iran nuclear threat, Israeli officials disclosed that Netanyahu had sought unsuccessfully to schedule a meeting with Obama at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013 | By Jon Healey
How do you try to stop House Republicans from doing something counterproductive and, potentially, politically ruinous to stop the 2010 healthcare law? If you're House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), evidently, it's by proposing something even riskier. The National Review's Jonathan Strong reported Tuesday that Cantor briefed fellow Republicans that morning on its plans for the two major fiscal issues that Congress will confront in the coming weeks. The first is a bill (or rather, the continuing resolution)
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NEWS
December 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
White House officials scrambled today to reconcile skeptical remarks by Vice President Dan Quayle about Soviet foreign policy with President Bush's optimistic assessments.
WORLD
September 11, 2012 | By Paul Richter and Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The White House struggled Tuesday to dispel reports that it had snubbed a request for a meeting this month from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as friction between the two allies again burst into the open. As Netanyahu stepped up his criticism of President Obama's approach to the Iran nuclear threat, Israeli officials disclosed that Netanyahu had sought unsuccessfully to schedule a meeting with Obama at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
For the hundreds of guests sweeping into the inaugural United Cancer Front Gala, it was their first glimpse of a residence that once belonged to legendary actor Gary Cooper. But for Maria Cooper Janis, it was a homecoming. This was the Holmby Hills house where her father, winner of best actor Oscars for "Sergeant York" and "High Noon," died of cancer in 1961. Designed by architect A. Quincy Jones, the gated property built for Coop is now owned by GeoCities founder David Bohnett.
NEWS
December 7, 2000 | JANET HOOK and NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While George W. Bush preaches the need to cooperate with Democrats, a top House Republican leader Wednesday threw down a partisan gauntlet in year-end budget talks--demonstrating how old habits may die hard. House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas) took a hard line against compromise with Democrats in the lame-duck session of Congress, going so far as practically to dare President Clinton to close the government if the current stalemate continues.
NEWS
March 29, 2012 | By Richard Simon
TheĀ  House on Thursday approved a three-month extension of federal highway spending, daring the Senate to act before the government's authority to collect gas taxes lapses Saturday at midnight and disrupts transportation projects. Transportation officials are hopeful the Senate will follow suit rather than risk losing $110 million a day in gas tax revenues, slowing down projects and forcing the furlough of thousands of federal highway and transit workers. The measure, which passed the House 266-158, could come before the Senate later Thursday.
NEWS
September 12, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Maverick Soviet politician Boris Yeltsin talked to President Bush for about 15 minutes today in a meeting the White House sought to play down lest it take on the appearance of interference in Moscow's internal affairs. Bush had been scheduled to see Yeltsin for just a few minutes during what the White House described as a "drop by" at a 75-minute meeting between Yeltsin and National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft. The White House said the longer talk still qualified as a "drop by."
NEWS
September 10, 2013 | By Jon Healey
How do you try to stop House Republicans from doing something counterproductive and, potentially, politically ruinous to stop the 2010 healthcare law? If you're House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), evidently, it's by proposing something even riskier. The National Review's Jonathan Strong reported Tuesday that Cantor briefed fellow Republicans that morning on its plans for the two major fiscal issues that Congress will confront in the coming weeks. The first is a bill (or rather, the continuing resolution)
NEWS
January 22, 1987 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
City-initiated evictions are often prompted by a citizen complaint or an unannounced inspection that is part of a house-by-house survey of a targeted neighborhood, said Jose G. Osuna, manager of building inspection. Neighborhoods receive close scrutiny because of their age or because they appear to be in poor repair, he said. The targeted neighborhoods are in "buffer areas" between the city's worst housing and neighborhoods officials think may deteriorate, he said.
NEWS
March 29, 2012 | By Richard Simon
TheĀ  House on Thursday approved a three-month extension of federal highway spending, daring the Senate to act before the government's authority to collect gas taxes lapses Saturday at midnight and disrupts transportation projects. Transportation officials are hopeful the Senate will follow suit rather than risk losing $110 million a day in gas tax revenues, slowing down projects and forcing the furlough of thousands of federal highway and transit workers. The measure, which passed the House 266-158, could come before the Senate later Thursday.
NEWS
October 11, 2007 | ROSA BROOKS
Score one more for the White House, which may keep its secrets to the bitter end. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to take up the case of El-Masri vs. United States.
WORLD
November 18, 2005 | Peter Wallsten and Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writers
After President Bush lauded South Korea's troop contribution to Iraq's reconstruction as a "gesture of friendship," White House officials sought to downplay reports today about that country's intention to draw down its forces. Published reports quoted South Korean government sources as saying the country intended to reduce its contingent of about 3,600 troops by one-third. But a U.S. spokesman said Bush administration officials were "unaware of any such formal announcement."
NATIONAL
October 15, 2005 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
President Bush's chief spokesman insisted Friday that Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers had ample experience in constitutional issues to sit on the nation's highest bench, rebutting critics who have questioned her legal expertise. However, Scott McClellan said the administration was not planning to release any documents from Miers' service as White House counsel that might shed light on her experience with constitutional issues.
NATIONAL
July 9, 2004 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge issued another general terrorism warning Thursday, saying Al Qaeda was moving ahead with plans to carry out a major attack in the United States to disrupt the November elections. The presidential campaign of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) promptly denounced the Bush administration for what it said was lackluster progress toward preventing attacks.
OPINION
November 24, 2003 | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
It's beyond serious dispute that the Bush White House is dismantling 30 years of bipartisan environmental progress, in defiance of law, scientific understanding, popular sentiment and common sense. The Bush administration's horrific environmental reputation isn't just a bad rap. The environmental gains that Americans have enjoyed for years prove that vigorous protection of our natural resources is both effective and consistent with economic prosperity.
SPORTS
February 3, 1995 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid mounting pressure from the nearby White House, negotiators for the baseball owners and players put the central issue of management's proposed luxury tax on hold Thursday while narrowing differences on issues classified as non-economic. Both Donald Fehr, the union leader, and John Harrington, the owners' chief negotiator, said that special mediator William J. Usery has made it clear that President Clinton expects a settlement or significant progress by his deadline of Monday.
NEWS
October 11, 2007 | ROSA BROOKS
Score one more for the White House, which may keep its secrets to the bitter end. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to take up the case of El-Masri vs. United States.
WORLD
November 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
Just days before U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq, officials claiming to speak for a frantic Iraqi regime made a last-ditch effort to avert war, but U.S. officials rebuffed the overture, the intermediary and U.S. officials said Thursday. An influential advisor to the Defense Department received a secret message from a Lebanese-American businessman indicating that President Saddam Hussein wanted to make a deal, they said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
For the hundreds of guests sweeping into the inaugural United Cancer Front Gala, it was their first glimpse of a residence that once belonged to legendary actor Gary Cooper. But for Maria Cooper Janis, it was a homecoming. This was the Holmby Hills house where her father, winner of best actor Oscars for "Sergeant York" and "High Noon," died of cancer in 1961. Designed by architect A. Quincy Jones, the gated property built for Coop is now owned by GeoCities founder David Bohnett.
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