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May 2, 2012 | By Jon Healey
Could the Richard Grenell affair have turned out any worse for Mitt Romney? In mid-April Romney hired Grenell, a former spokesman for former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, to become the foreign-policy spokesman for his campaign, starting this month. Grenell happens to be openly gay, and a vocal advocate of gay marriage -- not that those aspects have anything to do with the war in Afghanistan or Iran's nuclear program. On Tuesday the Washington Post reported that Grenell quit his new job because of pressure from "anti-gay conservatives.
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May 2, 2012 | By Jon Healey
Could the Richard Grenell affair have turned out any worse for Mitt Romney? In mid-April Romney hired Grenell, a former spokesman for former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, to become the foreign-policy spokesman for his campaign, starting this month. Grenell happens to be openly gay, and a vocal advocate of gay marriage -- not that those aspects have anything to do with the war in Afghanistan or Iran's nuclear program. On Tuesday the Washington Post reported that Grenell quit his new job because of pressure from "anti-gay conservatives.
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WORLD
August 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. Security Council approved another year of peacekeeping in Sudan's Darfur region despite sharp divisions among member nations over genocide charges filed against Sudan's president. The United States supports the peacekeeping mission but abstained from the council's 14-0 vote. It objects to language in the resolution that notes that the African Union wants the council to freeze the International Criminal Court's prosecution of Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir. U.S. spokesman Richard Grenell said that the language sent the wrong signal to a man who the U.S. believes presided over genocide.
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May 2, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
The tenure of an openly gay spokesman for Mitt Romney's campaign lasted less than two weeks. On April 19, Romney's campaign announced it had hired Richard Grenell, 45, as its foreign policy spokesman. On Tuesday, Grenell tendered his resignation, citing a “hyperpartisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from being on a presidential campaign.” Grenell never had a chance to make an impression with the public in this job. Last Thursday, the Romney campaign held a conference call with reporters to blunt a foreign policy speech that Vice President Joe Biden was about to deliver.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
This afternoon President Obama, with a grinning Vice President Biden behind him, announced in the White House Rose Garden that sign-ups for his signature health law had exceeded original projections. Some 7.1 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare, the president said, by far exceeding the revised projection of 6 million insured after the disastrous roll out of the HealthCare.gov website in October. The president was clearly enjoying delivering the news: "This law is doing what it's supposed to do," he said.
WORLD
July 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
The thatched-roof huts where villagers store grain for the lean season are empty. The only meal of the day is acacia leaves boiled into a thick paste, eaten in the evening in hopes it will lull the children to sleep. After months of repeated pleas from the United Nations, international aid is starting to trickle into the West African nation of Niger.
NEWS
May 4, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Mitt Romney blasted a labor report Friday that found that the economy added 115,000 jobs last month and unemployment dipped to 8.1%, saying that the nation should be creating nearly five times as many jobs per month and that unemployments claims were dropping because people were giving up on looking for work. “It's a terrible and very disappointing report this morning. Clearly the American people are wondering why this recovery isn't happening faster, why it's taking years and years for the recovery to occur and we seem to be slowing down, not speeding up,” Romney said on the Fox News program "Fox and Friends.
NATIONAL
May 4, 2012 | By David Horsey
Richard Grenell had the right resume to be Mitt Romney's spokesman on foreign policy -- a stint as communications director for four of the George W. Bush administration's U.N. ambassadors, a degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, his own international PR firm and frequent stints on TV as an expert on international issues. Too bad for him he has a boyfriend. Grenell was the first openly gay spokesman for a presidential candidate, but he never got to speak. Before he even officially started the job, enraged homophobes in the so-called pro-family community spooked Romney's campaign staff.
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December 6, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
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WORLD
June 8, 2005 | Sonni Efron, Times Staff Writer
In an apparent policy reversal, North Korea has told the United States that it will return to international negotiations on abandoning its nuclear program, but did not say when, U.S. officials said Tuesday. White House and State Department officials had urged North Korea to resume the long-stalled talks with the United States, South Korea, China, Russia and Japan as soon as possible. At a meeting in New York on Monday requested by the North Koreans, the country's U.N.
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