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Times Staff WriterTammy Faye Messner, the mascara-laden former wife of televangelist Jim Bakker, the charismatic TV preacher with the choir-boy face with whom she appeared on their popular Christian talk-variety show until his downfall amid scandal in the late 1980s, has...
Tags: Jerry Falwell, Gays and Lesbians, Family, Punishment, Game Shows
ZEV CHAFETS is the author of many books, including "A Match Made in Heaven," about the relationship between the Christian evangelical movement and American Jews.IN THE MAIN building of the Liberty University campus in Lynchburg, Va., there is a Jerry Falwell museum. The first exhibit you see when you walk through the door is devoted to Falwell's father. Carey Falwell was a nonbeliever, a successful...
Tags: Protestantism, Jerry Falwell, Family, White House, Baptist
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFormer New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, appearing before campaign supporters Tuesday in Glendale, used his moderate brand on issues like abortion rights and immigration to appeal to California Republicans and deflect recent political shots from his GOP...
Times Staff Writer"Music tells me everything about a country," a male student shouted over loud speakers that were pounding "Caracas Caracas (Cadillac mix)" and "La Burra (classic version)" from a CD by the Venezuelan group Un Solo Pueblo. He was practicing salsa moves...
Washington BureauLiberal groups moved immediately Tuesday night to portray President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts Jr., as a divisive choice whose past advocacy for limitations on individual rights demanded a thorough examination of his judicial record and...
Times Staff WritersThe motor homes showed up before dawn. Soon, hundreds of cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles joined the line, drawn by radio promotions for a new service station willing to sell gasoline for 90.3 cents a gallon for four hours. In her boyfriend's...
Zap2It.comThe Brentwood set of "Knocked Up" has been decorated for a kiddie birthday party, complete with white tents, pink balloons, tiny chairs and decorative butterfly wings, but what's happening in front of the camera is far from child's play. Stars Seth...
sun reporterHis case had become a cause celebre. To his supporters, Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the gang founder who spent his years on death row warning people away from the violent culture he helped to create, was living proof that a condemned killer could be...
Tags: George W. Bush, Conservation, California, Punishment, Texas
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,"...
Every time the Iowa caucus comes around, opinionaters around the country wonder if it's undemocratic (for giving disproportionate presidential-picking heft to 200,000 mostly white, mostly conservative, mostly well-off Midwesterners) or even worthwhile...
Tags: George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Elections, California, Bob Dole
By W. David Myers Once upon a time, a devout Roman Catholic boy from West Texas fell hard for a fair maiden with long tresses. Emboldened by her golden beauty and enchanted by her eyes, the Catholic swain gathered his courage and asked her out. Alas,...
Tribune staff reporterThe ice pick-thin woman in noisy stiletto heels click, click, clicks across the polished floor of the Fox News building, the ministry of information for the American Right. She is wearing skin-tight jeans. Stylish or starving, it is hard to tell from...
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