January 19, 2002 |
Politicians eager to dump their campaign contributions from beleaguered Enron Corp. are pumping money into a Houston organization seeking to help the bankrupt energy giant's laid-off employees. The Greater Houston Community Foundation had been informally discussing how to help many of the 4,500 employees who found themselves jobless in early December after Enron filed for bankruptcy. "We had great ideas and no funding," said Emelda Douglas, director of donor services.
May 30, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Ted Cruz, the tea party-backed GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, will face establishment-backed David Dewhurst in a runoff this summer that will test conservative strength. Dewhust, the Texas lieutenant governor, failed to achieve the 50% threshold needed to cinch the nomination for a seat that is expected to remain Republican-held in the general election this fall. The runoff is July 31, a mid-summer date that is likely to lead to a relatively low, and unpredictable, turnout, according to Texas political analysts.
April 17, 1999 |
"Today": Online auctions; perimenopause; great birthday parties for children; woman donates a kidney to her brother, 5 a.m. KNBC. 974494 "Voz y Voto": 7th Council District finalists Corinne Sanchez and Alex Padilla; 14th Council District finalists Nick Pacheco and Victor Griego, 11:30 a.m. KMEX. 56524 "America's Black Forum": The fate of the Rev. Henry Lyons; crime and correction; taxes, noon. KCAL. 28388 "To the Contrary": Coed Army barracks; 1 p.m. KCET.
March 8, 2000 |
Senators chided the Immigration and Naturalization Service chief Tuesday for falling short of a goal of hiring 1,000 new Border Patrol agents last year and only seeking money for 430 more next year. "What gives? Why can't we get some people employed?" Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.) asked INS Commissioner Doris Meissner, who oversees the Border Patrol. The patrol added 369 agents during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, despite a congressional directive to hire 1,000 per year.
June 6, 2008 |
Let's say this for Wyoming Democrat Cindy Nunley: No one can accuse her of political expediency. On Tuesday evening, as Barack Obama stood on the brink of securing enough delegate support to declare himself the party's presumptive presidential nominee, Nunley announced her support -- for the loser in the two-way race, Hillary Rodham Clinton. As a member of the Democratic National Committee, Nunley is a superdelegate to the party's August convention in Denver.
August 16, 1996
The general election campaign in California begins in earnest today with teams of Dole-Kemp surrogates making campaign appearances in eight cities. Look for House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Fresno, Bakersfield, and Stockton. California Atty. General Dan Lungren and New Hampshire Gov. Steven Merrill, national chairman of the Dole-Kemp campaign, will be in Burbank. Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice goes to Ontario; Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will travel to Eureka, and Michigan Gov. John M.
June 19, 2005 |
Carole Keeton Strayhorn, the fasttalking state comptroller who makes sport of chastising Republican Gov. Rick Perry, said Saturday that she would challenge the governor in next year's GOP primary. "Now it's time to replace a do-nothin' drugstore cowboy with one tough grandma," Strayhorn, 65, told a cheering crowd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1999
"The Great American Oil Rip-Off" (editorial, July 20) confuses two separate issues. The litigation in which California and a number of public-land drillers have been engaged is a disagreement about whether oil companies complied with the law, and it is a matter for the courts to decide. At the heart of the matter is congressional intent to keep a federal regulatory agency from rewriting federal royalty laws that date back to 1920. The Department of the Interior has repeatedly sought to change the basis by which royalties are established.
July 31, 2003 |
Four Republican senators announced a six-year, $60-billion plan Wednesday to help Amtrak, countering a Bush administration proposal that would reduce federal support for passenger rail service. The plan by members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee would give Amtrak the $2 billion in annual operating subsidies it has requested. The plan also calls for issuing $48 billion in bonds to raise money for repairs and track construction.
December 19, 1998 |
Today "Today": Homemade gift wrap and decorations; Val Kilmer ("The Prince of Egypt"); chef David Rosengarten, 5 a.m. KNBC. "Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields": Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), 2:30 p.m. CNN. "Tony Brown's Journal": Public education, 3:30 p.m. KCET. "Capital Gang": Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), 4 p.m. CNN. "Larry King Weekend": The Rev. Robert Schuller; Evan Thomas, Newsweek; David Gergen, U.S. News & World Report, 6 and 11 p.m. CNN. "McLaughlin Group": Iraq; impeachment, 6:30 p.m. KNBC.