March 27, 2005 |
A land mine exploded under a U.S. vehicle south of the Afghan capital Saturday, killing four soldiers in the deadliest incident for American troops in Afghanistan in almost 10 months, the military said. The blast highlighted the dangers still facing foreign and Afghan troops more than three years after the fall of the Taliban, although there were conflicting accounts about whether the mine was freshly laid or leftover from Afghanistan's long wars.
February 26, 2011
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Situation Room 3 p.m. CNN The Chris Matthews Show Budget cuts and jobs; the economy: Dan Rather, HDNet; Savannah Guthrie, NBC; John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Trish Regan, CNBC. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning The work of photographer Herb Ritts with Cindy Crawford and k.d. lang. (N) 6 a.m. KCBS Today Prince William and Kate Middleton attend a ball. (N)
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.
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.
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 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 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.