December 2, 2002 |
Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) said Sunday that he is forming an exploratory committee this week in anticipation of a 2004 bid for the White House. "It's an enormous step and it's not one I take lightly, but it's one that I'm excited about," the decorated Vietnam War veteran said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "It's a challenge." Kerry's move was widely expected.
October 21, 1995 |
The unsolved assassination of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio has become a labyrinth of intrigue and suspicion in which solid evidence remains painfully scarce. Therefore, recent revelations--a letter written by Mexico's president and comments by the governor of Baja--have set off a furor among journalists and politicians, the social forces driving the case in the absence of progress by investigators.
June 18, 1994 |
The resignation of Chiapas peace envoy Manuel Camacho Solis is a troubling sign that, in this presidential election year, politicking has taken precedence over finding a solution to the conflict in southern Mexico, analysts said Friday. Further, they expressed concern that the risk of a return to armed confrontation may have increased because of the hard line the two leading presidential candidates have taken toward the rebels, who rejected a government peace proposal last week.
February 16, 1996 |
It's Thursday afternoon, just hours before the GOP candidates' televised debate. While the major presidential candidates are prepping, Richard P. Bosa is working the telephone from home, trying to line up radio interviews. Bosa, a Republican mayor from the northern New Hampshire town of Berlin, has gone on cable television and radio to complain that the "federal candidates are not addressing the issues," such as the loss of manufacturing jobs here. At least he found a forum.
October 22, 2007 |
Eight presidential hopefuls clashed sharply over conservative purity Sunday night in the most contentious Republican debate of the 2008 race for the White House. Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee set the tone by saying rival Rudolph W. Giuliani believes in federal funding for abortion and "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants. "He's for gun control," Thompson said of the former New York mayor.
October 5, 2010 |
Through the bars of a cage built in the jungle, Ingrid Betancourt watched her kidnappers dig a 9-foot-deep pit. She believed it would be her grave. Instead, Betancourt was tossed inside, very much alive. Her laughing captors, members of the leftist Colombian guerrilla group known as the FARC, then placed bets on whether the 42-year-old mother of two would have the strength and moxie to find a way out. That story, like so many in "Even Silence Has an End," Betancourt's riveting account of her six years in FARC captivity, ends with a strange and poignant twist.
November 19, 1994 |
Mexico mourned the Colosio name again Friday with the death of the charismatic widow of slain presidential candidate Luis Donald Colosio, and political leaders called on investigators to intensify their probe into the unsolved killing of her husband.
January 23, 2012 |
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reportedly paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010 on income of $21.7 million. Romney's tax returns show most of his income came from investments. He also gave nearly $3 million combined to charitable causes and the Mormon Church, helping reduce his effective tax rate to less than 14%. The former Massachusetts governor agreed to make public his 2010 federal tax returns, and his estimates for 2011, after opponents on both the left and right charged that he was hiding his income and assets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1993 |
Continuing his sweep across California, Texas businessman Ross Perot told a packed USC auditorium Saturday that President Clinton's budget proposal will send the country further into debt. Drawing gasps from an audience of about 2,400 students and supporters, the 1992 independent presidential candidate reiterated his charges that the plan will put the country another $1 trillion in debt during Clinton's first term instead of reducing the nation's $3-trillion deficit.
October 10, 1994 |
Calling President Clinton "a draft dodger," a combative and prickly Ross Perot on Sunday accused the White House of springing news of ominous Iraqi troop movements as a ploy to bolster Democratic popularity as the November elections approach. "It's the most cynical thing in the world," the 1992 independent presidential candidate said. "It is rotten. It is wrong." Referring to the current U.S.