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.
October 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - For the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency, Rep. Kevin McCarthy traveled the country recruiting and coaching anti-establishment, tea party-backed candidates for the 2010 election. Many of the candidates recruited by McCarthy and his fellow Republican "young guns" - Reps. Eric Cantor of Virginia and Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin - went on to win, creating a GOP majority and propelling the amiable congressman from Bakersfield into the No. 3 post in the House leadership, majority whip, whose job is to count votes and "whip up" support for the party's positions.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was taken to the hospital early Friday morning after not feeling well, and remained for observation, his spokesman said. Reid, the Nevada Democrat who turned 74 this month, led the chamber Thursday night through its second midnight session in recent days amid steep partisanship. He is not expected to be at work Friday, as the Senate wraps up its final workday of the year. Reid decided to go to the hospital "as a precaution," said the senator's spokesman Adam Jentleson.
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.