May 18, 2002
Re "El Jefe Basks in Carter's Light," by Laura Ingraham, Commentary, May 15: Let's be realistic. The only reason President Bush is making Fidel Castro an issue right now is for the extremely important Cuban American voting bloc in Florida--the same Florida where his brother, Jeb, is facing reelection this year and the same Florida that was razor-thin close in the previous presidential election. The charge by Undersecretary of State John Bolton that Cuba has developed the capacity to produce biological weapons is absolutely laughable.
January 2, 1996 |
At the end of their "Dark Ages Weekend," leading conservatives concluded there's nothing wrong with their "revolution"; it's their message that could use a little fine-tuning. Many worried aloud that President Clinton has outmaneuvered them in the budget debate by portraying Republicans as uncaring and their revolution as cruel. "We need to do better at capturing the moral high ground," said Arianna Huffington, an organizer of the weekend. "Cutting the government is only half of the equation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1997
Why did you publish that vicious, outrageous cartoon by Rob Rogers (Commentary, April 8)? Kenneth Starr has labored for more than three years, at a cost of millions of dollars, to pin something about Whitewater on the Clintons, without success. Webster Hubbell's friends got him jobs long before he was involved with his trial for theft, so there is absolutely no basis for a payoff conspiracy. If the Clintons were not public figures, which prevents them from suing, this vicious cartoon would be prima facie libel.
February 25, 2012 |
Mitt Romney kept the pressure on rival Rick Santorum as he campaigned across Michigan Saturday, telling audiences that the former Pennsylvania Senator could not be relied on to stand for conservative principles. Speaking from notes at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity, a group affiliated with the "tea party," hours after Santorum delivered a blistering critique of his record, Romney focused on outlining his credentials as a conservative before the group, which met him with a polite but mild reception.
November 9, 2012 |
Republicans have blamed super storm Sandy for diverting attention from the presidential race just as Mitt Romney prepared to launch a final surge that might have carried him to victory. It's impossible to measure the impact of the giant storm on Romney's showdown with President Obama, but a media tracking organization found that, indeed, presidential politics virtually disappeared from evening network news programs in the week before Tuesday's election. NBC, ABC and CBS broadcast a total of just 42 minutes of news on the race in the week leading up to Tuesday's election, said media tracker Andrew Tyndall.
November 8, 2011 |
Sharon Bialek is learning firsthand why the other three women who have accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment may have resisted going fully public with their claims. The Chicago-area woman, whose name and face was broadcast all over American television Monday as she described being groped 14 years ago by the Republican presidential hopeful, has a past. And after making herself the first - and as of yet, the only - accuser whose name has been made public, that past is being dug up. “Who is Sharon Bialek?