April 22, 2009 |
Even in a town of bigger-than-life personalities, media mogul Haim Saban stands out -- lion-like in demeanor, furiously determined and unshakably loyal to those people and causes in which he fervently believes. Those causes: Israel, the Democratic Party and medical philanthropy -- in that order. And he has a history of putting his vast fortune behind all three. This week, Saban has found himself entangled in the controversy surrounding Democratic Rep.
April 21, 2009 |
Rep. Jane Harman denied Monday that she had contacted the Justice Department to seek leniency for employees of a pro-Israeli lobbying organization under investigation for espionage. The Venice Democrat also said that she has never been told that she was involved in the FBI's probe of former officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee.
October 5, 2007 |
WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital, never short on drama, is giving William Shakespeare a grander stage. With fanfare fit for new presidents and an audience of supporters that included actor Sam Waterston, Chelsea Clinton, the Duchess of Gloucester and two of the Supremes (Justice Stephen Breyer and former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor), D.C.'s Shakespeare Theater Company this week inaugurated its expanded home, the Harman Center for the Arts.
October 6, 2006 |
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee accused the Bush administration Thursday of suppressing a classified intelligence report that paints a "grim" picture of the situation in Iraq. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) sent a letter to CIA Director Michael V. Hayden requesting the release of the report and charging that the agency was withholding the information out of political considerations, which she said was demoralizing to the agency's workforce.
December 6, 2004
Re "Intelligence Reform Held Hostage" by Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), Commentary, Dec. 2: Sept. 11 legislation without immigration reform is meaningless. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) are heroes for forcing the Senate and House to actually read what Harman is rushing to enact. Don't be fooled into believing Harman that immigration reform will be addressed later. She and other liberals will do their best to derail any meaningful restrictions on trespassers entering our borders.
June 21, 2004
"Bad Fix for CIA's Defects" (editorial, June 14) correctly diagnosed the ills in our intelligence community but implied that efforts to fix them by creating a director of national intelligence amounted to little more than an additional, unnecessary bureaucracy. On the contrary. Some proposals, such as the Intelligence Transformation Act, co-sponsored by more than 20 members of Congress, would focus on changes designed to network the intelligence agencies into an integrated, ultimately more effective, capability.
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October 31, 1996 |
Their four-year grudge match has had moments of suspense and ferocity, and both candidates seem ready for it to be over. "I am going to be relieved to get this election over and to get back to work," said Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills). "It's been very hard." Her challenger, Susan Brooks, says she is satisfied that she waged a good fight. "I was angry in '94," said Brooks, who ran against Harman that year and then initiated a nearly yearlong court battle in an effort to unseat her.
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July 7, 1995 |
Rancho Palos Verdes council member Susan Brooks on Thursday withdrew her challenge to the election last November of U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, despite vigorous attempts to show that widespread voting irregularities threw the contest to the two-term Democrat. During six months of legal fisticuffs, Republican Brooks cited examples of "phantom" votes from vacant and commercial buildings, youth hostels, bed-and-breakfasts, mail drops and at least one restaurant.
November 3, 1994 |
Once again, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills) had tapped one of her Washington friends for a visit to her district. This time it was CIA Director James Woolsey. As the congresswoman introduced Woolsey at a recent gathering, she quipped: "Some of you think I know everybody. I don't know everybody. I just know everybody good." On paper, Harman would seem to have potent weapons in her race for a second term--and connections with Washington powerbrokers is just one.