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WHAT, no land mines? If the United States really means business with that fence along the Mexican border, why flinch at installing things that go blooey? If we're going to stop illegal immigrants by taking borderland hundreds of miles long and nearly...
THE SCANDAL SURROUNDING disgraced Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) is following the familiar Washington pattern, with one side (Democrats, in this case) alleging a coverup and the other (Republicans) railing about a setup. Even the affair itself has a familiar...
THE DEMOCRATS prayed for an October surprise and, like manna from heaven, a hypocritical, sexually disturbed Florida Republican dropped into their laps. They looked at the cyber-stalking ephebophile and said, "Behold, this is good." Overnight, Nancy...
WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, Jefferson Smith, now that we need you? A naïf sent to the U.S. Senate on a fluke in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Smith (played by Jimmy Stewart) discovered that his mentor had slipped a provision into a "deficiency bill" to...
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...
Today's question: Look toward November. What local and state ballot initiatives should we expect to see? How should L.A. voters go in the general election? How do you expect the vote will actually go? Click here to read previous installments from this...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was on a routine patrol that the Colombian coast guard stumbled upon an eerie outpost amid the mangroves: a mini-shipyard where suspected drug traffickers were building submarines. Perched on a makeshift wooden dry dock late last month were two 55-...
MATT WELCH is The Times' assistant editorial pages editor.ON TUESDAY, President Bush will be obliged, by law, to wrap his double-talking mouth around one of the most curiously persistent debates in modern geopolitics: Whether to call a 92-year-old genocide a "genocide." Every April 24 since 1994, the U.S....
Dear Mr. Attorney General: Former Representative Mark Foley resigned from the House of Representatives on Friday, September 29, 2006, after improper and illicit communications between Mr. Foley and former House pages were made public. While the House...
Tags: Crimes, Lawyers, Prosecution, Mark Foley, Law Enforcement
Times Staff WritersWASHINGTON — The ousted Republican-led Congress returns to the Capitol this week to try one last time to shorten a long legislative to-do list, while the just-elected members will vote for new leaders in races that could signal the direction the...
Times Staff WritersWASHINGTON — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vows to make reform of congressional earmarks a priority of his tenure, arguing that members need to be more transparent when they load pet projects for their districts into federal spending...
Tags: Values, Mitch McConnell, Finance, Elections, Jack Abramoff
Times Staff WriterThe Senate gave final passage today to a bill putting a single director in charge of the nation's spy agencies, capping a contentious, five-month legislative push to respond to the recommendations of the Sept. 11 commission that investigated the 2001...
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