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covers politics for The Times.LAST MONTH, as Congress rushed to quit for the year, members of the Senate faced a dilemma. A must-pass bill to fund the Iraq war was steaming toward final passage. Attached to it was an amendment to permit oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersLike many New Hampshire voters, Dave Montgomery considers himself a dyed-in-the-wool independent -- which in this state means he can vote in either the Republican or Democratic presidential primary when he goes to the polls Jan. 8. This year, the semi-...
When President Bush's immigration reform bill collapsed this summer, largely because of objections from his own party, open-borders advocates warned that the GOP would pay a harsh political price for killing the bill. Latino support had been crucial in...
THIS WEEK, Hillary Clinton tried out a joke in Iowa. "We face a lot of evil men," she told voters in Davenport. "People like Osama bin Laden come to mind. And what in my background equips me to deal with evil and bad men?" Clinton then smiled big and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNavy liaison to the Senate:Second of two parts -- John McCain's ascension to Republican presidential nominee began 30 years ago in a cluttered office on Capitol Hill. There, Washington's most privileged senators would drop by to hear the Navy pilot...
Last week, Pickens stopped by The Times to discuss his push to wean the U.S. off foreign oil by dramatically ramping up development of its infrastructure for wind and natural gas. Below is a partial transcript. T. Boone Pickens: We are now importing...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSen. Trent Lott, a 35-year Capitol Hill veteran who staged a political comeback after losing his Senate leadership post because of racially insensitive remarks, plans to resign from office before the year is out. With his decision, the Senate's No. 2...
Tags: Local Elections, Laws, Lobbying, Values, Veterans Affairs
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersJohn McCain's comeback victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday puts the Arizona senator back in contention in a Republican presidential race that still doesn't have a clear front-runner, but he faces a series of challenges. McCain split registered...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersSome slightly disconcerting things you might have learned about Sen. John McCain had you paid attention to his biography tour this week: As a young Navy pilot in Spain, he flew a plane so low "for no good reason" that he knocked out power lines,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersJohn McCain is in good health despite a 15-year history of skin cancers, including a minor case as recently as February, and bouts with precancerous polyps in his colon, cysts in his kidney and stones in his bladder, his doctors said Friday. McCain, 71,...
Today's question: What stood out most about Tuesday's victory for Barack Obama? Previously, Schnur and Cain discussed voter enthusiasm about the election and the factors that shifted the race in Obama's favor. Watching history in the making Point: Dan...
BRUCE J. SCHULMAN, a professor of history at Boston University, is the author of "The Seventies."IN AMERICAN politics, the flip-flop can be fatal. In 2004, for instance, President Bush dramatically transformed the voters' view of his Democratic opponent, Sen. John F. Kerry, by assailing him for changing positions on issues that were "fundamental,"...
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