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March 26, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is drawing heat over his choice of ghostwriter for a forthcoming book. As the National Review online reported, Walker will team up with former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen on the book, which according to a source will "tell his story. " The book, which is not yet titled, will be published by Sentinel, an imprint of the Penguin Group. Thiessen, a Washington Post op-ed columnist, supports "enhanced interrogation" in the war against terror, as spelled out in his 2010 book "Courting Disaster.
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March 26, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is drawing heat over his choice of ghostwriter for a forthcoming book. As the National Review online reported, Walker will team up with former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen on the book, which according to a source will "tell his story. " The book, which is not yet titled, will be published by Sentinel, an imprint of the Penguin Group. Thiessen, a Washington Post op-ed columnist, supports "enhanced interrogation" in the war against terror, as spelled out in his 2010 book "Courting Disaster.
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September 15, 1988 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
Most high-level White House aides believed that President Reagan was so depressed, inept and inattentive in the wake of disclosures about the Iran-Contra scandal early in 1987 that the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office was raised in a memo to Howard H. Baker Jr., then Reagan's chief of staff.
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November 13, 1994 | Nina Totenberg, Nina Totenberg is the legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio and for ABC's Nightline
Every generation has its great personal controversy, a name or two that evoke passion and fury everywhere from the dinner table to the editorial pages. Our parents had Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers. Their parents had Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Our generation has Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. But while propagandists of the left and right have written much about these two protagonists of our time, there has been almost no hard investigative work done by those with no ax to grind.
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September 16, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan declared Thursday that there is "no truth at all" to reports that his aides considered the possibility of his removal from office last year under the 25th Amendment because he seemed immobilized in the wake of the Iran-Contra scandal.
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October 2, 1988 | Samuel Kernell, Kernell is a professor of political science at UC San Diego and co-author of "Chief of Staff: Twenty-five Years of Managing the Presidency" (University of California Press). and
In late February, 1987, President Reagan called to former Republican Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker to ask him to take over as White House chief of staff. Baker was not home; a family member reported he had taken his grandkids to the zoo. "Great," replied Reagan with characteristic wit, "wait until he sees the zoo I have in mind." "Landslide" chronicles the arrival and antics of the most curious menagerie of presidential assistants to appear on the White House stage in some time.
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November 13, 1994 | Nina Totenberg, Nina Totenberg is the legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio and for ABC's Nightline
Every generation has its great personal controversy, a name or two that evoke passion and fury everywhere from the dinner table to the editorial pages. Our parents had Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers. Their parents had Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Our generation has Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. But while propagandists of the left and right have written much about these two protagonists of our time, there has been almost no hard investigative work done by those with no ax to grind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
The new documentary about Anita Hill opens with a closeup of a telephone and a bizarre voice message: “Good morning, Anita Hill. It's Ginni Thomas, and I just wanted to reach across the air waves, and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime, and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought, I certainly pray about this and hope one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. OK!
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July 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A CIA analyst warned the Bush administration in 2002 that up to a third of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may have been imprisoned by mistake, but White House officials ignored the finding and insisted that all were "enemy combatants" subject to indefinite incarceration, according to a new book critical of the administration's terrorism policies. The CIA assessment directly challenged the administration's claim that the detainees were all hardened terrorists -- the "worst of the worst," as then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said at the time.
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November 17, 1994 | Associated Press
A meditation on death, "How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter," by Sherwin B. Nuland, won the nonfiction prize at the National Book Awards Wednesday night. William Gaddis won his second fiction award for "A Frolic of His Own," and James Tate won the poetry award for the "Worshipful Company of Fletchers." Each winner received $10,000.
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October 2, 1988 | Samuel Kernell, Kernell is a professor of political science at UC San Diego and co-author of "Chief of Staff: Twenty-five Years of Managing the Presidency" (University of California Press). and
In late February, 1987, President Reagan called to former Republican Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker to ask him to take over as White House chief of staff. Baker was not home; a family member reported he had taken his grandkids to the zoo. "Great," replied Reagan with characteristic wit, "wait until he sees the zoo I have in mind." "Landslide" chronicles the arrival and antics of the most curious menagerie of presidential assistants to appear on the White House stage in some time.
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September 16, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan declared Thursday that there is "no truth at all" to reports that his aides considered the possibility of his removal from office last year under the 25th Amendment because he seemed immobilized in the wake of the Iran-Contra scandal.
NEWS
September 15, 1988 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
Most high-level White House aides believed that President Reagan was so depressed, inept and inattentive in the wake of disclosures about the Iran-Contra scandal early in 1987 that the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office was raised in a memo to Howard H. Baker Jr., then Reagan's chief of staff.
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December 14, 1992 | JUDITH JACOVITZ and JANE MAYER, Tarzana
President-elect Bill Clinton has called for every citizen to "come to the aid of his country." We feel we have an idea that will: - Save taxpayers' money; - Put young people back to work; - Encourage young people to finish school; - Put self-esteem back in the nation's vocabulary; - Help rebuild inner cities. Do you remember Franklin Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps, the CCC, which gave employment to thousands of desperate people on public works projects during the Depression?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1994
I rise to the politically incorrect task of defending Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. "Bookmark" (Opinion, Nov. 13) featured the Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson book, "Strange Justice," and highlighted their disappointment that Thomas fails to show that special empathy that a black man should bring to the high court. They cited Thomas' dissent in a case involving the beating by two guards, in front of their supervisor, of a shackled prisoner. Mayer and Abramson say that Thomas did not consider the beating to be cruel and unusual punishment and, therefore, was constitutional in Thomas' opinion.
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