CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2013 |
Although the next statewide election is nearly two years away, some groups are already lining up behind candidates who may face tough political battles. Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) has locked up early endorsements from President Obama and others in an effort to stifle a potential challenge from fellow Democrat Ro Khanna. And Emily's List, a national group that promotes women to run for political office, announced its backing of Atty. Gen Kamala Harris' reelection bid and Betty Yee, who is running for state controller.
June 29, 2003
Re "Watching County Expenses," editorial, June 1: One of the reasons for Orange County's mismanagement seems to be that no one stays in charge of Orange County's government. Our county supervisors always have their sights on their next political office, rather than the people's business. Take Tom Wilson. Even though he was just elected to a new four-year term and appointed board chairman for this year, Wilson has decided to launch a campaign for the state Assembly, another place where there seems to be no one in charge.
April 17, 2013 |
NEW DELHI, India -- An explosion Wednesday near the office of a political party in the high-tech capital of Bangalore wounded 16 people, including eight police officers, officials said. Early evidence suggests that a low-intensity bomb of the type often used in roadside attacks was placed in a motorcycle that was parked near a temple about 300 feet from an office of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, authorities said. Police made up a disproportionate share of the injured because they had been guarding the political office when the explosion happened around 10:45 a.m. local time.
May 27, 1989 |
Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale said Friday that he will not enter the 1990 race for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota and will not seek elective office in the future. "I believe it's time for other candidates to step forward," said Mondale, a former senator who was the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 1984. "It was a very difficult choice for us." Mondale, 61, said he has enjoyed his life out of political office and has seen too many colleagues stay in the Senate for too long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1992
Supervisor (Don R.) Roth and his self-designated "campaign law expert" attorney Dana Reed must think there are two sets of rules--one for Roth and one for everybody else. How else could there be so many incidents of failure by Roth to disclose acceptance of gifts and loans from those who benefit financially from his influence and support on the Board of Supervisors? Roth is a political hangover from the days when being "wined and dined" and accepting numerous freebies from vested interests went with the job. Well, those days changed in 1974 when California enacted the Political Reform Act to clean up such political practices.
May 17, 2013 |
NEW DELHI -- Some 20 political prisoners were released in Myanmar on Friday, just days before a a historic summit between the country's leader and President Obama in Washington, officials and prisoner rights groups said. President Thein Sein will be the first leader of Myanmar to visit Washington since 1966. In November, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar . Zaw Htay, a senior official in Thein Sein's office, said on social media that the prisoner release was not timed to next week's visit but instead showed that the president was determined to offer an “inclusive political process.
October 26, 1997
Re "Asian Americans Scarce in U.S. Corridors of Power," Oct. 21: Why aren't there more Asian Americans in political power? The answer goes beyond the theory of perceived "division of loyalties." It's actually much simpler--our appearance. It's obvious when one is of Asian descent. Unlike the Kissingers and Brzezinskis, it's pretty tough to hide one's "otherness" in white America. As a Chinese American who lived in largely white communities for years, I always felt different, even though I experienced little overt racism.
May 17, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - Myanmar President Thein Sein released some 20 political prisoners Friday, days before a historic summit with President Obama in Washington early next week, according to officials and prisoner rights groups. The ex-general's government denied that the releases were linked to the visit, and activist groups said the nation's leadership had not gone far enough. But the release follows last month's pardon of dozens of political prisoners - one day after the European Union agreed to end most economic sanctions against the former pariah state.