| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For Republicans thinking of running for president in 2016, one imperative may be rising fast: not to be Bob Dole.
The former Kansas senator was the party’s nominee for president in 1996, in the campaign that followed the last big government...
| Oct 2, 2013
Re "Congress fails to stop shutdown," Oct. 1
A sect of the Republican Party has again flexed its political muscle and effectively shut down the government because it doesn't feel it necessary for those without healthcare insurance now to be able to...
| Sep 29, 2013
Re "Republicans searching for Plan B," Sept. 26
Listening to the procession of Republicans in the last two years is like playing whack-a-mole: As fast as the American public knocks one down, another one pops up. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul,...
| Sep 19, 2013
Re "Playing politics with hunger," Opinion, Sept. 16
I read former Sens. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and Tom Daschle's (D-S.D.) Op-Ed article with great interest. This summer I traveled to Washington and met with a local member of Congress who expressed his...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:47 PM
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| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:01 AM
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90.
McGovern died Sunday morning while...
| Apr 7, 2013
Almost four years ago, long before the 2012 presidential campaign heated up, CNN took a poll to learn who Republicans might choose as their party's next nominee. There were two clear front-runners: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Gov....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The complaints of congressional Republicans that President Obama’s inaugural address sent them no bouquets and love letters show a lot of gall, given the history of the last four years. Obama’s inauguration speech in 2009 was crammed with...
| May 12, 2011
Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady'
Norma Zimmer, 87, the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death.
Zimmer performed on...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:36 PM
I'm kind of missing Newt Gingrich already. It's pretty obvious that the Republican sachems are putting the citrus state death-squeeze on his choleric, solipsistic, haymaker-swinging, high-concept, low-road, zany Nicolas Cage-style presidential campaign....
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:36 PM
It was high drama on Capitol Hill –- and I don’t mean about the debt-ceiling debate, for which "low" is a more apt adjective. I mean the startling appearance in the House of Representatives of one of its honorable members,......