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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1994
There is a difference between Democrats and Republicans: Democrats spend and tax. Republicans spend and borrow. JOSEPH H. BREUER North Hollywood
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NATIONAL
April 3, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's decision to lift the cap on the amount donors can contribute in a congressional election cycle promises to shift power to the political party's established leaders, who had lost ground to outside groups. With the demise of the $123,200 limit for the two-year election cycle, party stalwarts such as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will be able to raise multimillion-dollar checks from wealthy contributors for new campaign committees.
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BUSINESS
November 6, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Sergey Brin isn't just an independent thinker. He'd like his politicians to be independent thinkers, too. The Google co-founder who has pushed for cutting-edge innovation (think Google Glasses) railed against the partisan infighting in Washington in a Google+ post Tuesday. He called on the winners in this year's election to pull out of their political parties and become independents. Now that would be novel. It was an unusual rallying cry from Silicon Valley, where politicians routinely come to seek support and cash.
NATIONAL
March 8, 2014 | By David Lauter
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The two major political parties look at off-cycle congressional elections the way great powers eye wars in small lands - as a chance to test weapons and tactics they'll soon deploy elsewhere. That's why many of the ads running on television here - for a race to fill a congressional vacancy representing a swath of Florida's Gulf Coast - will probably sound familiar soon to voters in competitive districts nationwide. "Cut spending, stop Obamacare," proclaim the spots supporting Republican David Jolly . "I'll bring Republicans and Democrats together," Democrat Alex Sink promises in her ads, while simultaneously accusing Jolly of endangering Social Security, Medicare and abortion rights.
WORLD
October 25, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
ALEPPO, Syria - In the newly opened office of the Islamist Liberation Party, the chairs were still covered with plastic and the walls were bare except for three Islamic black and white flags hanging behind Hisham Baba, the party's spokesman. Political pamphlets fresh from the printer had yet to be folded. On that day, during which Baba prepared political and religious presentations on his laptop, more than two dozen people were killed in and around Aleppo. Even as the Syrian civil war rages on in its third year with dim prospects for a resolution, Islamist, secular, nationalist and other groups in rebel-controlled areas are jockeying to present themselves as the best alternative to the government of President Bashar Assad.
WORLD
October 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A legislative body blocked the establishment of Egypt's first Islamic-oriented political party, the third time lawmakers refused to recognize the group. The panel in charge of legalizing new political parties rejected the establishment of Hizb al-Wasat al-Gedid, the New Centrist Party, a government official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1985
I share the concern of your editorial (May 19) and former La Habra Councilwoman Robin Young (Letters, May 26) regarding partisan polarization of traditionally nonpartisan local races. To blame this trend on the Republicans, however, is to ignore recent events that, if anything, point to the Democrats as the real instigators. It was the Democratic Legislature which changed the law to allow consolidation of nonpartisan municipal elections with the partisan November general election.
NEWS
April 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
In a quest for legitimacy that could mark a new phase in peace efforts, 4,000 members of Colombia's most powerful rebel army massed at San Vicente del Caguan to launch a new political party. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, also brought in hundreds of civilians from rebel-controlled areas to the ranching town in the southern demilitarized zone.
NEWS
April 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
An alliance of political parties said it will boycott a referendum on extending the term of President Pervez Musharraf, a key U.S. ally in the global anti-terrorism campaign. The 15-party Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy accused Musharraf of using unconstitutional means to remain president. Musharraf seized power in October 1999 but has promised a return to civilian rule this year.
NEWS
March 5, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Thirty Sudanese political parties and several key trade unions agreed Saturday night to adopt a peace pact to end nearly six years of civil war in south Sudan. The agreement, announced by a member of Sudan's supreme council--a five-member joint presidency--was contained in a document that is to serve as a working program for a new, broad-based government that may replace Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi's current coalition.
NATIONAL
February 3, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
The race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman is emblematic of a fresh wave sweeping across California's politics and, increasingly, the national landscape: intraparty fratricide as a means of upward political mobility. Four of California's Democrats in Congress lost to members of their own party in 2012, while Republicans did not knock out a single opposition lawmaker. Another Democratic incumbent faces a stiff intraparty challenge in a Silicon Valley district this year, and the clash for the Waxman seat seems destined to be expensive and bloody.
NATIONAL
December 11, 2013 | Lisa Mascaro
Congressional budget negotiators reached a hard-fought deal Tuesday aimed at avoiding another government shutdown, agreeing on a plan that would restore some money to programs hit by impending across-the-board cuts but trim spending on federal retirees and raise fees on airline travel. Final passage of the $85-billion package, however, remains uncertain because of rising opposition from tea party lawmakers and influential conservative groups. A House vote, expected this week, will once again test the ability of Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio)
WORLD
October 25, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
ALEPPO, Syria - In the newly opened office of the Islamist Liberation Party, the chairs were still covered with plastic and the walls were bare except for three Islamic black and white flags hanging behind Hisham Baba, the party's spokesman. Political pamphlets fresh from the printer had yet to be folded. On that day, during which Baba prepared political and religious presentations on his laptop, more than two dozen people were killed in and around Aleppo. Even as the Syrian civil war rages on in its third year with dim prospects for a resolution, Islamist, secular, nationalist and other groups in rebel-controlled areas are jockeying to present themselves as the best alternative to the government of President Bashar Assad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, one of Israel's most influential ultra-Orthodox spiritual leaders who presided over the Shas political party, has died. He was 93. Yosef died Monday at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. He had been treated in recent weeks for a series of medical conditions, including problems with his back, heart, kidneys and lungs. Strict but pragmatic, the authoritative rabbi held sway over several hundred thousand observant Sephardic Jews, who adhered to his rulings and teachings on marriage, politics and other topics.
WORLD
July 3, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - Political assassinations, kidnappings and threats have cast a pall over upcoming regional elections in which the ruling party is stressing its efforts to control violence as it seeks to consolidate power. Authorities reported that a mayoral candidate in Durango state was shot to death Monday by unknown assailants, his body dumped on a roadside, after he had been kidnapped at a funeral. Over the weekend, gunmen pumped more than 25 rounds into a car carrying Rosalia Palma, a candidate for state legislature in Oaxaca.
OPINION
June 11, 2013
Re "Plug is pulled," June 7 The fact that electric vehicle activist and salesman Paul Scott was turned away from meeting President Obama is outrageous for several reasons. It's bad enough that Scott was denied the same opportunity that others who paid more than $30,000 to meet with the president were given. It's also absurd that anyone would need to spend this amount to have a few minutes with an elected representative. Scott chose to be open with the public about his intentions, something that takes courage of conviction.
NEWS
January 16, 1987 | Associated Press
The military junta on Thursday restored legal status to the nation's non-Marxist political parties after a 13-year suspension. But most opposition politicians condemned the new legislation, saying it was too restrictive. The four-member junta assumed legislative functions after the September, 1973, coup that overthrew Salvador Allende, the elected Marxist president, and installed army Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Allende died in the rebellion.
OPINION
May 12, 2013 | Doyle McManus
There are two things you can do for your mother on Mother's Day. One is to say "thank you. " (Over lunch, with flowers.) The other is to ask her for advice - even if she's not convinced you really want it. "I don't think kids take any advice from their parents after they're 12," my mother told me last week. "But maybe they'll consider it. If they consider it, that's all you can ask. " Lois Doyle McManus is 87, and arthritis is getting in the way of her piano career. Her most recent performance, a concert with a community college orchestra, was last month.
WORLD
March 8, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
NAIROBI, Kenya -- As tensions mounted over repeated failures to issue results in Kenya's tightly fought presidential contest, the election commission Friday said there would be a further delay but promised the announcement later in the evening. Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta was leading with votes tallied in more than 80% of the constituencies, but it was unclear whether he would garner the majority needed to avoid a runoff. He was sitting just below the threshold at 49.8% with 5.1 million votes to more than 4.5 million for his nearest competitor, Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
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