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February 8, 2007 | Richard Cromelin
Bob Dylan wasn't nominated for an album of the year Grammy, but his "Modern Times" was voted the best album of 2006 in the Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop" critics poll, whose results were announced Wednesday. Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" was named the top single in the annual survey, which has been a prominent barometer of pop-music critical opinion for more than three decades.
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January 29, 2013 | By Paul Richter and Michael Memoli
WASHINGTON   - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to confirm Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) as the next secretary of State, filling a crucial national security spot in President Obama's second-term Cabinet. The 94-3 vote clears the way for Kerry to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton after she steps down Friday. Kerry, who will become America's 68th top diplomat, failed to win only three Republican votes  - those of Sens. John Cornyn and Rafael “Ted” Cruz, both of Texas, and Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma.  A spokesman for Cornyn said Kerry supported liberal positions that most Texans oppose.
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NEWS
March 15, 1991 | From United Press International
The Senate on Thursday confirmed by voice vote the nomination of former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander as education secretary. With the education post filled, President Bush has a complete Cabinet after a midterm shuffle that created new secretaries of agriculture, labor and education. Alexander, 50, will join an Education Department that has been without a secretary since Lauro F. Cavazos resigned three months ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum and David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
One day after being booed at the Democratic National Convention during an embarrassing dust-up over his party's official platform, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a high-profile speech Thursday that offered red meat to the party faithful. Villaraigosa hammered Republicans for their positions on taxes and Medicare and took aim at GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's suggestion that cracking down on illegal immigrants would persuade many of them to leave the United States of their own will.
NEWS
March 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Senate gave quick approval by voice vote Friday to Lawrence S. Eagleburger as deputy secretary of state, the State Department's No. 2 position. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee had approved the nomination Thursday after sharp questioning from Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) about Eagleburger's business relations with former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger.
SPORTS
October 17, 1989 | CURT HOLBREICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego State running back Darrin Wagner, the football team's leading scorer, was reinstated Monday after a meeting with coaches and teammates. Coach Al Luginbill said Wagner apologized at the meeting for his unexcused absences from practice last week and asked that he be allowed to rejoin the team. Several players said the team's voice vote to let Wagner return was unanimous. "I think he really wants to be with the team right now," sophomore center Bonner Montler said.
NEWS
May 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Senate has approved Kenneth W. Starr as solicitor general. The former District of Columbia federal appeals court judge was endorsed on a voice vote Thursday.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1985
The Senate confirmed by voice vote President Reagan's nomination of Clayton Yeutter as the U.S. trade representative. He succeeds William E. Brock, who was named secretary of labor.
NEWS
April 26, 1987 | United Press International
The Senate approved a two-year, $115-million authorization for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Friday. The bill was approved by voice vote and sent to the House.
NEWS
November 1, 1989 | From Times wire services
The House approved today a spending increase of almost $3.2 billion for the war against drugs, $900 million more than sought by President Bush when he launched a campaign almost two months ago. "Spend we will do--this is no paltry, penny-pinching response," Rep. Silvio O. Conte (R-Mass.) said as the House approved the measure on a voice vote. The funds, attached to a money bill for transportation programs, represent the major congressional input into the war on drugs this year.
NATIONAL
January 25, 2012 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
The House on Tuesday approved a measure that seeks to permit religious symbols on federal war memorials, a response to a court ruling that declared a cross atop a San Diego memorial violated the Constitution. The War Memorial Protection Act passed on a voice vote in the Republican-controlled House but faces uncertainty in the Senate. The measure, which would allow religious symbols to be included in military monuments, was introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declared the 43-foot cross atop Mt. Soledad an unconstitutional "government endorsement of religion.
NATIONAL
February 12, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-El Monte) edged closer to winning confirmation as the nation's Labor secretary, with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee clearing her nomination in a voice vote. Only two Republicans voted against her. The full Senate is expected to vote this week. Meanwhile, the Senate voted 93-4 to confirm William Lynn III as deputy Defense secretary, endorsing President Obama's decision to waive ethics regulations by putting a former defense lobbyist in charge of day-to-day operations at the Pentagon.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2009 | Janet Hook
The Senate, acting within hours of President Obama's inauguration, confirmed six of his Cabinet secretaries and his budget director Tuesday, but postponed for one day a vote on the nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of State. Sen.
NEWS
February 8, 2007 | Richard Cromelin
Bob Dylan wasn't nominated for an album of the year Grammy, but his "Modern Times" was voted the best album of 2006 in the Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop" critics poll, whose results were announced Wednesday. Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" was named the top single in the annual survey, which has been a prominent barometer of pop-music critical opinion for more than three decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2005 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
With a promise to keep the local labor movement unified and to rally unions against the governor's agenda, former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow is set to take charge of the County Federation of Labor. Ludlow, who was named interim secretary-treasurer of the influential union federation shortly after the May 6 death of Miguel Contreras, had been slated to square off Monday against two other union leaders in an election for the top job.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2005 | From Reuters
People who secretly videotape movies when they are shown in theaters could go to prison for up to three years under a bill that cleared Congress. The bill also toughens penalties for hackers and industry insiders who distribute music, movies or other copyrighted works before their release date. The House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously by voice vote. The bill has already passed the Senate, and President Bush is expected to sign it into law.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1998 | Reuters
A key U.S. congressional panel voted to give the International Monetary Fund $3.4 billion, a fraction of the $18 billion the White House says the IMF needs to help deal with global financial emergencies. Despite warnings that IMF cash reserves are depleted, the House Appropriations' foreign operations subcommittee approved, by voice vote, only $3.4 billion for the lending agency as part of a $16.2-billion spending package.
NEWS
September 27, 1988
Legislation to authorize the addition of 21,000 acres to the 23,000-acre San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge was passed by the House. The bill, sent to the Senate by voice vote, would authorize $60 million through 1992 to acquire land that the Interior Depar1953326446wildlife habitat or necessary to buffer the effect of development on the existing refuge.
SPORTS
May 8, 2004 | Paul McLeod, Times Staff Writer
Ending more than two years of acrimonious debate, state athletic officials on Friday passed legislation they hope will generate more revenue for embattled high school sports teams. The vote, a voice tally, was 125-0 and took the Federated Council of the California Interscholastic Federation only three minutes to complete. This after months of contentious wrangling that prompted talk that the Southern Section, the largest and wealthiest of the state's 10 sections, might break away on its own.
WORLD
December 27, 2003 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
Opposition politicians armed with sirens and megaphones blocked all action in Ukraine's parliament Friday for the fourth straight day in a tense standoff over constitutional reforms that would phase out general elections for the post of president and instead charge parliament with selecting a head of state.
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