April 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John F. Kerry implored Congress on Thursday not to impose tough new sanctions on Iran, warning that such a move could disrupt diplomacy over Tehran's disputed nuclear program at a delicate moment. Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry said that because Iran is two months away from an election, new U.S. economic penalties could become an inflamed political issue and reduce the chances of a deal to curb the nuclear program. "There's an enormous amount of jockeying going on, with the obvious normal tension between hard-liners and people who want to make an agreement," he told committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)
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.
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.
October 25, 2010 |
Sports buffs like to say that a win at the beginning of the season counts just as much as a win when the end of the season approaches. Would that elections were as simple as sports. As more people take advantage of the growing number of states that allow early voting – casting a ballot before election day – the issue of what that vote means has moved to the fore, as has the question of whether it has a predictive value beyond the partisan propaganda of galvanizing voters.
May 5, 1999 |
A Cuban baseball coach skipped the flight home Tuesday after a game against the Baltimore Orioles and asked for asylum in the United States. Six other Cubans who missed the plane are believed to have done so accidentally and will be allowed to return home without U.S. government interference, Justice Department officials said Tuesday night. Rigoberto Herrera, a 54-year-old pitching coach, walked into the downtown police headquarters about 10 a.m. Tuesday, a police spokesman said.
March 15, 2006 |
Big federal budget deficits raise risks to the country's long-term economic health and they need to be curbed, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said. "The prospective increase in the budget deficit will place at risk future living standards of our country," Bernanke said. "As a result, I think it would be very desirable to take concrete steps to lower the prospective path of the deficit."
June 14, 2012 |
Nearly six months after it seemed that Mari Carmen Aponte's nomination to serve as the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador was doomed, the Puerto Rican attorney was confirmed by the Senate. It's an interesting turn of events given that some of the same GOP senators who just months ago opposed her nomination voted Thursday to support her. Among those who switched from no to yes is Sen. Marco Rubio. The Cuban American from Florida is considered a rising star in the GOP. And even though he is a freshman in Congress, his name has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney.
March 6, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House approved up to $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine on Thursday, backing President Obama's request to help the new government. The aid package sailed through the House on a robust bipartisan vote of 385-23, even as Republicans in Congress have voiced criticism of Obama's foreign policy leadership. The measure won support from many fiscal conservatives who typically resist such spending bills because the funding will come from a State Department loan program that has already been allocated.