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December 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush's chief speechwriter, Michael Gerson, had angioplasty to open two partly blocked coronary arteries after suffering chest pains, the White House said. "Mike is resting comfortably and is in good spirits," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said. "He underwent successful angioplasty and received two coronary stents to reopen partially blocked vessels."
June 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The man who has been putting words in President Bush's mouth for the last seven years said Wednesday that he is leaving the White House. Michael Gerson, who went from chief speechwriter in the first term to senior advisor in the second, wants to pursue other writing and policy work, said Bush spokesman Ken Lisaius. Gerson's departure follows those of other longtime aides, including Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card and Press Secretary Scott McClellan.
The transition team? A moving van. The inaugural address? A few impromptu words of thanks delivered from the front step of the winner's new address. The lame duck? Dispossessed within hours. Once again Friday, Britain lived up to its reputation as the slickest political scene-shifter in the West. Within 14 hours after voting ended, a new government--and a new era--was up and running. Polls closed at 10 p.m. Thursday, and by 3 a.m.
May 21, 2011
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET The Chris Matthews Show Budget battle; GOP presidential field: Rachel Maddow, MSNBC; Dan Rather, HD Net; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC News; Michael Gerson, the Washington Post. (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC SUNDAY Today The Preakness winner; Oprah's last show; back pain. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Pakistan; Afghanistan: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)
July 24, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Chelsea Clinton's wedding; Bill Clegg. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Race in America: Christopher Edley, UC Berkeley Law School; John McWhorter. President Obama and the business community: Mort Zuckerman; Steve Forbes. 6 and 9 a.m. CNN CBS News Sunday Morning Wayne Newton. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Fareed Zakaria GPS Afghanistan and Pakistan: U.S. special representative Richard C. Holbrooke.
July 14, 2004 | From the Washington Post
Among the 17 White House staff members who earn the top salary of $157,000 are national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, Press Secretary Scott McClellan and senior advisor Karl Rove, according to figures obtained by the Washington Post. The average salary for a White House staffer was $67,075. But the list of 431 employees also showed that the lowest-paid workers, such as staff assistants, earn about $30,000. And one employee, former Secretary of State James A.
October 7, 1999 | GAIL DAVIS
The popular child wizard Harry Potter, the fictional character capturing imaginations and bestseller lists worldwide, has angered two parents concerned that the books are being read aloud in Moorpark classes. Teresa and Dominic Schmidt, parents of fourth-grader Brandon Schmidt, withdrew their son from Walnut Creek Elementary School last week after learning the Potter books were being featured in his class. The couple say the books encourage rebellion.
December 19, 1999
Los Angeles school board member Victoria Castro stated that "if you call upon a bilingual person to do added work, they should be compensated for it." For her information, I don't know of any teacher, bilingual or not, who doesn't do added work. I have been teaching for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 12 years, and during that time I have been a student council advisor, worked on parent education classes, been a part of the LEARN council at our school, before that was a member of the leadership council, library chairperson, science chairperson, environmental chairperson, just to name a few. I am not unique.
March 20, 2003 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
President Bush made the decision to go to war during a marathon meeting Wednesday afternoon in the Oval Office with his top security officials -- the third time in the day he had met with military planners. The unscheduled meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Gen. Richard B. Myers, CIA Director George J. Tenet, national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and others, which began around 3:40 p.m.
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