November 22, 2000 |
Democrat Maria Cantwell pulled narrowly ahead of GOP incumbent Slade Gorton on Tuesday in a race that could well leave the political balance in the U.S. Senate undetermined until after a recount. The contest had been all-but-decided in Gorton's favor last week, but Cantwell made a strong showing in late-counted ballots from Seattle; she also gained unexpected support in several Republican strongholds elsewhere in Washington.
November 9, 2000 |
Three races were too close to call Wednesday: * Florida: A recount was underway in the South Florida 22nd District congressional race between veteran GOP Rep. E. Clay Shaw and Democratic challenger Elaine Bloom. Shaw held a slim 614-vote lead. * New Jersey: Democratic Rep. Rush Holt had a 56-vote lead over Republican Dick Zimmer in the 12th District. A recount was considered likely. * Washington state: Republican Sen.
March 27, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former California official who founded a Los Angeles community bank, to head the federal Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet was approved Thursday by voice vote to the Cabinet position, which helps small businesses with loans and other assistance. She takes over for Karen Mills, a former venture capitalist who stepped down as the agency's administrator last year. President Obama said Contreras-Sweet "understands what it means to start a small business" and has "a proven track record of helping other small businesses succeed.
April 17, 2008 |
Pat Riley, coach and president of the NBA-worst 15-67 Miami Heat, said Wednesday that he will decide after a meeting next week with owner Micky Arison whether he will return to the sidelines through the end of the 2009-10 season as he promised last summer. Riley, 63, became coach of the Heat for the second time 21 games into the 2005-06 season, leading the Heat to that season's NBA title.
July 21, 1994 |
The Clinton Administration retreated Wednesday from its efforts to control the method of scrambling private communications on the information superhighway when it said the federal standard will apply only to telephone conversations, not to computer exchanges. The announcement is a significant victory for the U.S. computer software industry.
August 2, 2006 |
Executive pay has become an issue in a U.S. Senate race. Emma Schwartzman, great-great-granddaughter of Safeco Corp. founder C.D. Stimson, on Tuesday sued the insurer's former chief executive, Michael McGavick, saying he wasn't entitled to as much as $28 million in severance pay when he quit last year to run for a Senate seat in Washington. The suit, which also names Safeco directors, was filed on behalf of Safeco shareholders in federal court in Seattle.