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January 31, 2001 | DIANE WEDNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign that the homeownership gap between whites and Latinos is widening in Southern California, conventional home loans to Latinos at all income levels in Los Angeles County grew by 6% from 1995 to 1999, while comparable loans to whites shot up 81%, according to a report to be released today by a coalition of community and business organizations.
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March 21, 2011 | By Richard Simon and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the former speaker, briefly went to a Rome hospital Monday morning but has resumed her official duties, her office announced. Pelosi, a Democrat from California, felt unwell on arrival in Italy after a visit to Afghanistan with a congressional delegation, according to a statement from her spokesman, Nadeam Elshami. “After several flights yesterday in Afghanistan and a long flight back to Italy that arrived early this morning, leader Pelosi was not feeling well,” Elshami stated.
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NEWS
November 17, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Nancy Pelosi will continue leading Democrats in the House of Representatives during the 112th Congress, winning a vote of her caucus, 150-46, on Wednesday. Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, has lead the Democratic caucus for eight years, including the past four as the speaker of the House. After losing more than 60 seats in the midterm elections during which Republicans made her a frequent target, some Democrats said it was time for new leadership. But Rep. Heath Shuler, a conservative Democrat from North Carolina, fell short in his challenge against her. Pelosi said after the vote that she was confident she could lead Democrats back to a majority.
NEWS
November 17, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Nancy Pelosi will continue leading Democrats in the House of Representatives during the 112th Congress, winning a vote of her caucus, 150-46, on Wednesday. Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, has lead the Democratic caucus for eight years, including the past four as the speaker of the House. After losing more than 60 seats in the midterm elections during which Republicans made her a frequent target, some Democrats said it was time for new leadership. But Rep. Heath Shuler, a conservative Democrat from North Carolina, fell short in his challenge against her. Pelosi said after the vote that she was confident she could lead Democrats back to a majority.
NATIONAL
August 21, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
On a Friday evening, hours after the House adjourned for summer, John A. Boehner was holding court on the patio of a favorite Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill. The scene was a still-life of old-school Washington power: plates of veal and pasta, half-emptied drink glasses, cigarette butts in an ashtray. The Ohio Republican who could very well replace Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House is vintage "Mad Men" — a grown-up, as those close to him put it, who unapologetically enjoys a drink, a smoke and a round of golf.
NEWS
November 30, 1991 | ERIC PIANIN, THE WASHINGTON POST
For a time, House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel's brand of leadership seemed destined for the scrapheap of Republican history. While his avuncular, straight-from-the-shoulder style endeared him to Republicans and Democrats alike, restless conservative newcomers threatened to push him aside. No other Republican was more steeped in the traditions and customs of the House or more loyal in carrying out the wishes of the Republican White House.
NEWS
August 5, 1988 | Associated Press
The House on Thursday gave lopsided bipartisan approval to a $7.1-billion package of minor tax changes that would benefit farmers, mutual fund shareholders, free-lance writers and rural mail carriers. The targeted tax cuts would be financed by higher taxes on defense contractors, certain other corporations, pipe smokers and purchasers of single-premium life insurance policies.
OPINION
June 25, 1995 | Milessa Healy, Melissa Healy covers the Congress for The Times
House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) calls Rep. Richard Armey (R-Tex.) the "chief operating officer" of the House of Representatives--the leader who keeps the legislative trains running on time and the workers toiling at their posts. But this conservative, tough-minded former economist could as easily be called "the enforcer," for that is both his role in the Gingrich regime and the job that best fits his pugnacious personality.
NEWS
October 8, 1993 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), displaying the confrontational style that delights many of his party colleagues and infuriates many Democrats, claimed Thursday that he has the votes to succeed retiring Rep. Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.) as House minority leader.
NEWS
June 15, 1996 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in six years, House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) came out Friday for outright revocation of China's most-favored-nation trade benefits, providing the clearest sign yet of how Congress is becoming increasingly divided over the issue. The House's Democratic leader is now squarely in opposition to the core of President Clinton's China policy.
NEWS
September 30, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
In a speech Thursday, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the House Minority Leader, retold his story of having worked with one of the leading House Democrats, Rep. George Miller of California, to pass the No Child Left Behind measure in the Bush administration, offering it as evidence of his bipartisan ways. Only this time, the ending was not quite the one he might have expected. "Now, no one would confuse me and George Miller for ideological soul mates," said Boehner, who hopes to become speaker of the House if Republicans take control of the chamber after this fall's elections.
NATIONAL
September 14, 2010 | By James Oliphant and Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau
Republican leaders in Congress on Monday backed away from a possible compromise with the Obama administration over expiring George W. Bush-era tax cuts, committing both sides to an election-year battle with significant stakes for the economy. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the party's conservative activists distanced themselves from comments by House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R- Ohio) on Sunday that he may agree to let tax relief for wealthy Americans expire if that was politically necessary to save middle-class tax cuts.
NEWS
September 8, 2010 | By Michael Muskal
House Republican Minority Leader John Boehner and President Obama will go toe to toe Wednesday over economic issues and whether to allow the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich to expire. With about eight weeks to go before the midterm elections, Boehner took to the airwaves to call for extending the tax cuts, due to expire in months. Obama, who will insist the cuts for the rich should end, travels to Cleveland to deliver his latest speech on how his administration will deal with the nation's economic ills, the top electoral issue that the GOP hopes will catapult it into control of the House.
NEWS
September 8, 2010 | Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
House minority leader John Boehner of Ohio suggested Wednesday that a Florida pastor's plans for burning of the Koran were unwise, comparing it to plans by a Muslim organization to build a mosque near ground zero in New York City. Republican Boehner, on ABC's "Good Morning America," was asked to weigh in on the planned Koran burning being organized for Saturday, the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism attacks, by Pastor Terry JonesĀ  of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla. "To Pastor Jones and those who want to build the mosque: Just because you have a right to do something in America doesn't mean it is the right thing to do," Boehner said.
NATIONAL
August 21, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
On a Friday evening, hours after the House adjourned for summer, John A. Boehner was holding court on the patio of a favorite Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill. The scene was a still-life of old-school Washington power: plates of veal and pasta, half-emptied drink glasses, cigarette butts in an ashtray. The Ohio Republican who could very well replace Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House is vintage "Mad Men" — a grown-up, as those close to him put it, who unapologetically enjoys a drink, a smoke and a round of golf.
NATIONAL
January 26, 2009 | Peter Wallsten
Republicans signaled Sunday that they would not be daunted by President Obama's soaring approval ratings, criticizing his proposed $825-billion economic stimulus plan, his strategy for closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and his decision to exempt a top-ranking Pentagon appointee from new ethics rules. Some of the sharpest criticism came from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.
NATIONAL
October 16, 2002 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt called Tuesday for $200 billion in new federal spending and tax cuts to rev up the economy, and the White House offered a strikingly encouraging response to his proposed tax relief. Laying out an alternative economic agenda if his party retakes the House in the closely fought Nov.
MAGAZINE
January 26, 2003 | MARK Z. BARABAK, Mark Z. Barabak covers politics for The Times. He last wrote for the magazine about Republican political consultant Stuart Spencer.
The day Nancy Plosi made history, the day Democrats made her their leader in the House of Representatives, she stepped from the Cannon Caucus Room flashing a high-beam smile that nearly outshone the television floodlights. Congressional leadership elections are normally staid affairs, perfunctory even, but on this November day the atmosphere was buoyant, almost giddy.
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