June 26, 2010
Saturday Today Harry Connick Jr. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Danny Teeson and Mel B; Wimbledon. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Politics: Sen. John Cornyn, (R-Texas); Sen. Robert Menendez, (D-N.J.). 6 and 9 a.m. CNN CBS News Sunday Morning Susan Boyle. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Fareed Zakaria GPS Afghanistan, Middle East crisis, oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. energy policy: Tom Friedman, the New York Times.
December 12, 2011 |
There is no war on Christmas in the U.S. Senate. Sixty senators were exchanging gifts and good cheer - we hope - at a Secret Santa party just off the Senate floor tonight. The bipartisan fete was hosted by Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), and was the first ever organized gift exchange in the sometimes uptight upper chamber. Franken came up with the Secret Santa idea, hoping it might bring a bit of warming to frosty partisan relations. Senators drew names from a Santa hat - names from the opposite party, of course - and there was a strict $10 limit on gifts.
April 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill to overhaul immigration laws and provide a path to legal status for an estimated 11 million people who overstayed their visas or illegally entered the United States, Senate aides said. The far-reaching legislative package would tighten border security, increase visas for foreign workers and toughen penalties against American employers who hire undocumented workers. Immigrants without legal status who have not committed a serious crime and meet other criteria would be able to obtain work permits and eventually apply to become permanent residents and U.S. citizens.
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.
March 29, 2012 |
President Obama on Thursday morning urged Congress to “stand with the American people” by voting to end subsidies to oil companies. “Right now, the biggest oil companies are raking in record profits,” Obama said. “On top of these record profits, oil companies are also getting billions a year in taxpayer subsidies.” Members of Congress can either “stand with the big oil companies,” Obama said, “or they can stand with the American people.” The appearance in the Rose Garden came minutes ahead of a procedural vote in the Senate on a bill to repeal oil subsidies.
July 31, 2012 |
Democrats might have selected the keynote speaker at their convention to rally Latino voters, but the pick also illuminated the fact that as far as young Latino politicians go, the party doesn't have a very deep bench. The Democratic National Convention Committee selected San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, 37 -- whose twin brother, Joaquin, will almost certainly be elected to Congress from Texas in November -- as its keynote speaker in Charlotte, N.C. Though San Antonio has a population of 1.3 million, Castro is still a local officeholder.
July 5, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 7 - 13, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Brooklyn DA The docu-series about the Kings County District Attorney's Office airs its final episode. 9 p.m. CBS SPECIALS Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace This encore special visits Hampton Court, onetime residence of the 16th-century Tudor monarch.
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.