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...
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.
May 1, 2012 |
California is "finally moving in the right direction" in making it easier for new businesses to set up shop in the state, former Gov. Gray Davis told a panel at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills. Speaking on what states can do to create jobs, Davis, who was recalled by voters in 2003, said the state had an "arrogant attitude" in the 1970s toward new businesses. "You're lucky if we let you in," Davis characterized the attitude. Now, the state is trying to streamline the business start-up process and avoid unnecessary delays, he said.
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.
May 20, 2011 |
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty plans to formally announce his Republican candidacy for president in Iowa on Monday, a campaign aide confirmed Friday. The announcement will come during a town hall meeting in the lead-off caucus state. His wife will introduce him at the event at the State of Iowa Historical Building. In the eyes of the Federal Election Commission, Pawlenty is already a full-fledged candidate. But he has maintained he is still in an exploratory phase, waiting until the pace of the campaign picked up before making a showier splash.