February 6, 2006 |
New House Majority Leader John A. Boehner, who himself has been criticized for cozying up to Washington lobbyists, said Sunday that the public should know more about how lawmakers interacted with the lobbying industry, but he also stressed that politicians should not automatically stop taking trips paid for by special-interest groups. The Ohio Republican was making his first television appearances on the Sunday political talk shows since House Republicans chose him Thursday to succeed Rep.
March 18, 1996 |
As the nation's chief executive and Senate majority leader prepare to face off for the presidency, Democrats and Republicans warned Sunday of the possibility of a congressional session aimed more at scoring political points than resolving major issues. The contest between President Clinton and Sen. Bob Dole, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, shifts now to the congressional arena as the primary election campaign wraps up and the national political conventions remain months away.
April 21, 1996 |
For an increasingly frustrated Bob Dole, it's beginning to look like the poet was right: April is indeed the cruelest month. Four weeks ago, as he sailed through the final round of primaries that would clinch the Republican presidential nomination, Dole looked toward April in Washington as something close to a "win-win" situation.
November 27, 1994 |
For all the talk about the new Republican agenda and the sea change that swept across American politics on Nov. 8, it will take one more set of elections to chart the ideological course that the 104th Congress will follow in January.
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December 24, 2008 |
"California is on a track to a disaster," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday, and I was wondering just one thing: What else is new? I grew up downriver from Sacramento, way back when it seemed like there were grown-ups at work in the state capital, building roads and bridges and creating one of the country's best public education systems.
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February 6, 1988 |
The son of a Baptist preacher, Jerry Nims rebelled as a youth growing up in California. He wore his hair long, grew a beard, played piano in a blues band and studied at San Francisco State University, a popular roost for left-wingers flocking to the words of Marx and Lenin. In the vernacular of the late 1950s and early 1960s, he was a beatnik.
December 17, 2002 |
Besieged Senate Republican leader Trent Lott on cable's Black Entertainment Television? He was forthright. He was incisive. He was earnest. He was strong. He was bold. He was commanding. He was believable. He was intelligent. He was perceptive. He was shrewd. In other words, he was everything viewers could have asked for in an eagerly anticipated televised one-on-one with national political implications. But enough about interviewer Ed Gordon. And Lott? Surely he'd had better nights.
April 17, 2007 |
Penthouse magazine picked the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series this year, which once again proves that Penthouse is to baseball predictions what the Phillies are to baseball. Eleven games into the new season, the Phillies are down to business as usual -- 3-8 record, 4 1/2 games out of first in the National League East. Such consistency -- one World Series championship since 1883 -- is something to be celebrated, PhiladelphiaWeekly.com has decided.
August 5, 2009 |
Responding to overwhelming consumer demand and arm-twisting by President Obama, senators won't drive out of town for vacation this week before approving more money for the "cash for clunkers" program, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) promised Tuesday. Reid's vow, delivered after he and Senate Democrats had lunch with Obama at the White House, seems to assure that the vehicle rebate program will continue at least through Labor Day. A vote could come as soon as today.
October 22, 2004 |
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Thursday that lawmakers on Capitol Hill who received flu shots in his office were either following federal guidelines or their own doctors' recommendations. Frist was responding to criticism that his office was used as a clinic to administer shots to lawmakers two days after the government asked healthy adults to forgo the vaccinations because of a nationwide shortage.