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Paul Conrad dies at 86; Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist helped bring The Times to national prominencePaul Conrad, whose fiercely confrontational editorial cartoons made him one of the leading political provocateurs of the second half of the 20th century and who helped push the Los Angeles Times to national prominence, has died. He was 86. Conrad died...
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Donald Lukens Disgraced Ohio congressman Former U.S. Rep. Donald "Buz" Lukens of Ohio, 79, once a rising conservative star in state politics before a string of scandals abruptly ended his career, died Saturday of cancer at a Dallas nursing home, his...
Chris Pine is splayed across a red restaurant banquette as if it were the throne Hollywood is offering him as one of its newly anointed male hotties. To say Pine's actual seating is not a throne would be an understatement. The star of Paramount Pictures'...
Associated PressPeg Mullen, an author and former Iowa farm wife who hounded the U.S. military to find the truth about her son's death in Vietnam, has died. She was 92. Family members said she died Friday at a nursing home in La Porte City, Iowa. Mullen wrote...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writers"Oprah and the Obamas." It sounds like a musical act, and there is indeed something of a rock-concert quality to Oprah Winfrey's three-state swing this weekend with Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. The Obama campaign...
Times Staff WriterLE MARS, IOWA — It will take money to win the Republican presidential straw poll this summer in Ames, Iowa, and Mitt Romney is unabashed about using his to buy votes. Campaigning at an ice cream parlor in this town 200 miles away last week, the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs the race for the Democratic presidential nomination rounds the Labor Day turn and begins the stretch run, the pre-race form book is in tatters. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York is the first woman with a real shot at winning the White House, but...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe downtown hot spot Centro hummed with energy for yet another night this week. Operatives for at least four would-be presidents huddled in separate corners of the glowing dining room. America's top political journalists table-hopped furiously....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHe was wonky, folksy and occasionally self-deprecating. And though Bill Clinton never alluded to his wife's defeat in Thursday's Iowa caucuses, he said he was baffled by the way her years of public service had been perceived as a liability. Still, the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDES MOINES — Inside a brightly lighted downtown theater, a group of actors gathered around a piano, their songbooks open and voices ready, waiting for their cue. Director Tony Humrichouser peered intently at the score. With his nod, the cast...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterRepublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lashed out Friday when quizzed about the flap over a landscaping crew working at his home whose employees included illegal immigrants. Asked by a reporter as he campaigned in Iowa if, especially given his...
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-...
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