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Change of SubjectUpdated... By August (1994), it was over. It didn't matter that Democrats outnumbered Republicans in the Senate by 56 to 44 and in the House by 257 to 176. Health care was a lost cause. Republican Senator Bob Packwood boasted......
Top of the TicketThey were a major power when the healthcare bill first came up on the House floor, forcing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak's amendment explicitly banning use of public funds for abortions, a move that provoked......
Today, former FEC chairman Smith and Brookings Institution fellow Mann discuss real or perceived dangers to the McCain-Feingold law. Yesterday they assessed the quality of the court's ruling. Later this week, they'll debate alternate methods of finance...
Special to The TimesLA JOLLA -- As your eyes plot the final few steps down the central staircase in UC San Diego's new student center, they land on a red terrazzo text panel that reads: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." Not exactly a soft landing but...
Times Staff WriterToday, former FEC Chairman Smith and Brookings Institution fellow Mann discuss the essential tension between political speech and campaign finance regulation. Previously they debated public financing of campaigns, broader campaign finance solutions,...
Turning to Washington for a lifeline, General Motors Corp. has asked lawmakers for up to $18 billion to stave off collapse, promising in return to slash executive pay and jettison its poorly performing brands. GM, along with Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJonathan Petropoulos, a scholar-sleuth noted for helping to return art looted by the Nazis to its proper owners, has resigned his post as director of Claremont McKenna College's Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights -- the...
The poet Weldon Kees was born in Beatrice, Neb., in 1914, though what's best known about him is that on July 18, 1955, his car was found abandoned with the keys still in the ignition in a parking lot on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge....
Tags: Crimes, Death, James Agee, Sports, Tuberculosis
Playing With the Grown-Ups A Novel Sophie Dahl Doubleday/Nan A. Talese: 272 pp., $24 "She does have children, you know," Kitty's magisterial grandfather would tell potential suitors who called looking for Kitty's beautiful mother, Marina. Kitty grew...
Tags: Children, New York, Death, Roald Dahl, University of Chicago
Marin Alsop made history with her appointment as the 12th music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. With her inaugural concerts in September, she became the first woman to head a major American orchestra. In 2005, Alsop was named a MacArthur...
"The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" was first published back in 1988 and immediately tagged a "brat pack" novel, causing its author, the then preposterously young Michael Chabon (he was still only in his early 20s) to be spoken of in the same breath as Bret...
Tags: Fiction, Milan Kundera, Raymond Carver, England, Frank O'Hara
Special to The TimesNEW YORK — During a recent rehearsal, choreographer John Neumeier was whispering last-minute changes to his assistants. "This part should be snappier," he said, demonstrating the tempo with his hand. Leaning over to a sound engineer, he murmured, "A...
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