June 10, 2007 |
Sen. John McCain stopped by Tabu Ultra Lounge, next to the craps and roulette tables on the MGM Grand casino floor, and left with roughly $400,000 for his presidential campaign. Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani walked away from the Red Rock Casino with $100,000, courtesy of the owners of Station Casinos Inc., whose interests include Nevada and California gambling halls. Sen.
October 29, 2008 |
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's half-hour campaign commercial is scheduled to run tonight on all of the major television networks -- except ABC. The senator from Illinois this month arranged to buy tonight's 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. slot on CBS, NBC and Spanish-language network Univision. Fox Broadcasting joined the field after Major League Baseball agreed to delay the start time of tonight's World Series game. Walt Disney Co.-owned ABC, however, initially balked at selling its 8 p.m.
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February 14, 2008 |
If the old Navy pilot can tune out the siren song luring him to starboard, he might have an outside chance of navigating California's treacherous waters in November. Otherwise, he's headed for the rocks. Sen. John McCain's original course -- tacking sometimes to port, other times to starboard -- always was the most promising route to California. Independent-minded. Not a servant of anyone's ideology. Oriented toward the environment. Believes global warming is real and should be confronted.
December 9, 2007 |
Mike Huckabee once advocated isolating AIDS patients from the general public, opposed increased federal funding in the search for a cure and said homosexuality could "pose a dangerous public health risk." As a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in 1992, Huckabee answered 229 questions submitted to him by the Associated Press. Besides a quarantine, Huckabee suggested that Hollywood celebrities fund AIDS research from their own pockets, rather than relying on federal health agencies.
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October 24, 2008 |
To many students at UCLA, Charles E. Young is a building or a street, not a breathing, teaching human being. After all, two prominent features of the Westwood campus are the Charles E. Young Research Library and Charles E. Young Drive, both named for the charismatic chancellor who led UCLA for nearly 30 years until he retired in 1997.
September 21, 2007 |
In their quest for black voters, Democratic presidential front-runners Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama raced to Selma, Ala., six months ago to commemorate a historic civil rights march. Each used tightly scripted church sermons to declare their personal links to the freedom fighters of the 1960s.