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April 8, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush has hit new lows in public opinion for his handling of Iraq and the war on terrorism and for his overall job performance, according to a survey of 1,003 adults conducted for the Associated Press by Ipsos, an international polling firm. Nearly 70% of Americans believe the nation is headed in the wrong direction, the survey found. That's the largest percentage during the Bush presidency and up 13 points from a year ago. "These numbers are scary.
May 7, 2004 | From Associated Press
Marion Jones came to Jamaica to test herself in the 100 meters and long jump, at a meet close to home filled with international stars. Yet no matter where she goes, the five-time Olympic champion has to deal with questions about BALCO and steroids. They came right at her again Thursday at a news conference in Kingston promoting the Jamaica International Invitational. "It's quite obvious that public opinion is on my side," Jones said.
October 21, 1998 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
Residents have until Dec. 18 to tell the county what they think of a proposed airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. The county is seeking public opinion on plans that will be studied in an environmental report on the airport proposal. Courtney Wiercioch, manager of the county's base conversion program, said it was in response to public comment that the Board of Supervisors chose the current plan.
The Persian Gulf crisis has strengthened the hand of the right-wing administration of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and the hawks at the expense of Israeli doves, government sources said Sunday. "Generally speaking," said a high government official, "the political right is gaining much more from the events of the past 10 days than the left.
July 9, 1990 | Associated Press
The judge presiding over Ray Buckey's second molestation trial told jurors today that they must not consider public opinion in their deliberations of charges involving the defunct McMartin Pre-School. The case was placed in the jury's hands after Superior Court Judge Stanley Weisberg delivered 30 minutes of legal instructions. Buckey, 32, is being tried for the second time on eight counts of child molestation at the now-demolished school his family owned in Manhattan Beach.
Seven years ago, Ben Goddard was down and out in Malibu. His Democratic political consulting firm was nearly bankrupt and his candidates unlucky. The high point of 1988 came when he created a gushy five-minute video for losing presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson. Goddard's fortunes were reversed when he made the change from hyping Democratic candidates to promoting issues with big corporate bucks behind them.
April 27, 1993 | KERMAN MADDOX, a political consultant and activist in the African-American community, commented about the statement by suspended LAPD Officer Theodore J. Briseno that he will fight to get his job back now that he has been acquitted by a federal jury of violating Rodney King's civil rights. Maddox told The Times: and
Ted Briseno reasons that he has been acquitted twice of all charges against him by all 24 jurors (in the state and federal trials), therefore, he should be allowed to return as an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. What Briseno fails to realize is that there is courtroom justice and justice through public opinion. Even though the jurors found him innocent, I'm not so sure public opinion as a whole would be as kind.
April 12, 1998 | O.J. SIMPSON, O.J. Simpson lives in Los Angeles
We're now told that the Justice Department won't prosecute Mark Fuhrman for any of the crimes he may have committed with the Los Angeles Police Department. Allegations that he assaulted minorities while employed by the Police Department are blocked, not by a lack of evidence, but by the statute of limitations. While Fuhrman cannot be prosecuted in the courts, he ought to be prosecuted in the court of public opinion.
January 17, 1988 | GARY LANGER, Associated Press
It was Sept. 7, 1948, and the Roper Organization had seen enough polls to predict flatly who would win the upcoming election for President of the United States: New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. "The thought back then was that nothing ever happened after September, that everyone had their minds made up," recalls pollster Burns W. Roper. "We said it's all over, Dewey's in, there's no point polling." It didn't work out that way. President Harry S.
It is as if the nation were split between two parallel universes--one Republican, one Democratic. In one, the election is over, the president-elect has been chosen, and it's time to get on with a transition to an orderly future. George W. Bush has defeated Al Gore in Florida not once, but four times. Anyone who wants another recount is just delaying the inevitable. In the other, the election is still wide open--in fact, it's anybody's guess who will win. Texas Gov.
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