February 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Illegal immigrants may have to wait about a decade before receiving a green card under an immigration bill being crafted by a group of senators from both parties. The details are still being negotiated, but “the process is likely to be in the range of 10 years,” said Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) during a meeting on Capitol Hill with Spanish-language reporters and others. Under the plan - the outlines of which were unveiled last week - illegal immigrants could be given probationary legal status but would have to wait until border security milestones and other requirements were met before they would be granted legal permanent residency - a green card.
July 29, 2013 |
Spanish-language radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo's mysterious departure from the airwaves last week came after a performer on his nationally syndicated program accused him of sexual harassment, according to documents obtained by The Times. Alberto "Beto" Cortez, a writer, producer and performer on the popular "Piolin por la Manana" radio program, alleged that his boss Sotelo was "physically, sexually and emotionally harassing" him for a three-year period ending last January.
June 7, 2013 |
Sarah Jessica Parker, who brought the shoe-loving Carrie Bradshaw to life on "Sex and the City," is reverting to type: She is launching a shoe collection in collaboration with George Malkemus, longtime head of Manolo Blahnik. “In a silly way, I think it's what people have expected of me," Parker, who also recently traveled to the Philippines for a Shoe Mart opening, told Vogue. Parker's new line is to go on sale, exclusively at Nordstrom, early next year. [Vogue] Hollywood legend Esther Williams, who died Thursday , was a swimming star, but also a style icon, reports fashion critic Booth Moore, and she had a lot to do with popularizing the swimsuits made by Cole of California.
November 1, 1997 |
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public affairs programs: Today "Evans & Novak": A 15th anniversary retrospective, 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": Chinese military expert Michael Pillsbury; Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy, 2:30 p.m. (28). "Tony Brown's Journal": Name-calling, racism, 3:30 p.m. (28). "Capital Gang": Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), 4 p.m., 10:30 p.m. CNN. "McLaughlin Group": Jiang Zernin's visit to the U.
May 21, 2010 |
Prospects for an immigration overhaul are fizzling this year and some Democratic lawmakers are focusing blame on the pugnacious Democratic operative who works just down the hall from President Obama. Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff and longtime party strategist, has argued privately that it's a bad time for Democrats to push an immigration bill, a potential land mine in the midst of a crucial midterm election year. Emanuel's stance, coupled with his long-held wariness about the politics of immigration, is emboldening key Democrats to come forward and ask that he step aside from the issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1998
As the recent papal visit to Cuba continues to reverberate in Washington, the Clinton administration has taken a few modest but positive steps to reverse isolationist policies that benefit no one. The measures proposed Friday by the president would streamline medical aid to Cuba, authorize direct humanitarian flights from the United States and legalize limited remittances from Cuban Americans to relatives in Cuba. Another measure would seek ways to ease restrictions on food shipments to Cuba.
November 14, 2006 |
Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), a prominent Latino who previously served in President Bush's Cabinet, will assume the high-profile post of Republican National Committee general chairman, GOP officials said Monday. Martinez, 60, will remain in the Senate when he takes the reins of the RNC in January, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting a formal announcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1997 |
Fed up with the barrage of motions that House Democrats have introduced calling for an immediate end of the investigation into last fall's election of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), Republicans imposed a rare rule Thursday preventing anyone but the leader of each party from introducing such resolutions until Congress adjourns for the year.
October 23, 1997 |
Republicans on Wednesday proposed handing a key part of their investigation of Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez's contested victory in Orange County's 46th Congressional District to California Secretary of State Bill Jones, saying that it would speed up the process and remove it from Capitol Hill's partisan battlefield.
April 24, 2010
SATURDAY The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer 3 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Animal expert Jeff Corwin. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Financial reform, the economy, unemployment: Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.); the economy: Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm (D-Mich.). 6 and 9 a.m., 5, 8 and 11 p.m. CNN CBS News Sunday Morning Google's home page illustrations; author Kitty Kelley; Wilbert Rideau.