November 2, 2010 |
Indiana, a state which President Obama flipped from red to blue in his 2008 election victory, became the Republican Party's first pickup in a U.S. Senate race Tuesday. At 7 p.m., multiple outlets projected that former Sen. Dan Coats would defeat Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth to claim the seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Evan Bayh. Bayh's surprise decision not to seek reelection in February jolted the party, still reeling from the shocking defeat of Democrat Martha Coakley in the special election to fill Ted Kennedy's former seat in Massachusetts.
July 26, 2008 |
The total cost of the Iraq war is approaching the Vietnam War's expense, a congressional report estimates, while spending for military operations after 9/11 has exceeded it. The new report by the Congressional Research Service estimates the U.S. has spent $648 billion on Iraq war operations, putting it in range of the $686 billion, in 2008 dollars, spent on the Vietnam War -- the second most expensive war behind World War II. Since the 2001 terrorist...
April 26, 2011 |
Lost in the coverage of Haley Barbour's decision not to run for the Republican presidential nomination was a small gaffe made by Mitt Romney, the man who as much as anyone stands to benefit from Barbour's retreat. In an op-ed published Monday in New Hampshire's Union Leader, the all-important Manchester newspaper, Romney hammered President Obama for his deficit-reduction plan and his overall economic policies — an argument key to the central Romney message that he would be a more effective steward of America's finances.
January 27, 2011 |
Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, seen as a rising star among conservatives, announced to his supporters that he will not mount a presidential run in 2012. Though he stopped short of a formal announcement, Pence strongly suggested that he will instead seek the governorship of Indiana next year. "In the choice between seeking national office and serving Indiana in some capacity, we choose Indiana," Pence told supporters in an e-mail message sent Thursday afternoon. "We will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.
August 8, 2013 |
Left-wing historian Howard Zinn -- author of the perennially popular “A People's History of the United States” -- has long been criticized by other historians on the left, a number of whom have publicly challenged both his facts and his interpretations. Some of that criticism was aired again in an op-ed piece last week (after it was learned that former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels had sought to ban the book in that state's schools). The Times also discussed the controversy over Zinn's work at the time of his death in 2010.
January 18, 1986 |
Gary McGivern, convicted of murdering a deputy sheriff but granted clemency by Gov. Mario M. Cuomo in a politically explosive decision, was denied parole Friday. Cuomo commuted McGivern's minimum sentence on New Year's Eve and made him eligible for immediate parole consideration, provoking vehement protests from law enforcement groups.
May 28, 2011
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Willie Geist. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Treating veterans; PTSD: Gen. Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army. Treating veterans; PTSD: Tim Tetz, the American Legion; Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Unemployment and veterans: Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
May 18, 2010 |
A sex scandal before an election might be expected to help the opposing party's candidate, but Republican Rep. Mark Souder's resignation in Indiana's 3rd Congressional District could dash Democratic hopes for a possible pick-up this fall. Souder, who was seeking a ninth term, disclosed Tuesday that he had an extramarital affair with a part-time staff member, and announced he would leave Congress by week's end. An evangelical Christian, Souder was elected in the Republican wave of 1994 after a career as a Capitol Hill staffer in both chambers for Dan Coats, also a Republican from Indiana.
May 26, 2011 |
On a day when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shook up the Republican presidential field with the news that she was launching a national bus tour, potential competitor Michele Bachmann said she was pressing ahead with her own effort and planned an announcement next month in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa. Palin’s decision on whether to run, the Minnesota congresswoman said, would not affect her plans. Bachmann was slated to headline a fundraiser for the Polk County GOP in Des Moines on Thursday night, but missed the event to stay in Washington for a vote on the Patriot Act. She appeared in an awkward live video chat at the banquet where her remarks echoed around the room, out of sync from her blurry image on screen. Bachmann still plans several stops in Iowa on Friday and told reporters she has hired staff in South Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa for her presidential effort.