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Jesse Helms

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  • U.S. Rep. Dan Burton announces his retirement Tuesday

    U.S. Rep. Dan Burton announces his retirement Tuesday
    Veteran Indiana Republican Congressman Dan Burton announced on the floor of the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday that he would not be running for re-election in his party’s May primary. Rep. Burton stated he would retire at the end of the year from the...
  • Game on: Pros and big-league politics

    Game on: Pros and big-league politics
    Howard Cosell called it "rule No. 1 of the Jockocracy": the idea that sports and politics must never mix. This last election season though, that iron wall separating the two worlds wasn't merely breached, it was flattened. It has been little reported...
  • Troubled waters on U.N. oceans treaty

    LEON E. PANETTA and retired Adm. James D. Watkins were on Capitol Hill last week lobbying for a treaty that, depending on how you look at it, is three to 25 years overdue for a Senate vote. As co-chairmen of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative and...
  • The U.S. must reengage with the International Criminal Court

    The U.S. must reengage with the International Criminal Court
    The arrest warrant issued last week for Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir has thrown into stark relief a question the Obama administration and Congress need to address: What are we going to do about the International Criminal Court? The desire...
  • A century of Times editorials on the filibuster

     
    Readers sometimes accuse The Times' editorial board of decrying the filibuster -- and other such procedural obstructions to legislative action -- only when it inhibits Democrats from passing their pet projects (such as healthcare reform). As far as the...
  • 'Lay of the Land': Tim Miller dances between protest of Prop 8 and a love for America

     
    THEATER REVIEW: "Lay of the Land" by Tim Miller ★★★ Through Sunday in the Richard Christiansen Theater at the Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.; Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes; Tickets: $25 at 773-871-3000 and www.victorygardens.org Tim Miller's...
  • Shepard Fairey says honesty is essential to his art despite his 'slip' over a disputed Obama poster [updated]

     
    The rock 'n' roll references were flying Wednesday evening as Shepard Fairey and Robbie Conal, leading, L.A.-based exponents of political street art -- including posters they sometimes paste up illegally -- sat side by side in a Culver City television.......
  • Tobacco regulation coming: Congress

     
    by Janet Hook Capping a half-century battle with the tobacco industry, the Senate today overwhelmingly approved legislation that would give the federal government far-reaching powers for the first time to regulate the manufacturing and marketing of...
  • John McCain's power-broker: Mr. Black

     
    by Mark Silva Hillary Clinton had to sideline Mark Penn when the adviser's professional work as a lobbyist -- flogging Colombia -- got in the way of Clinton's campaign. Barack Obama has escewed campaign money from lobbyists, but not from......
  • Jesse Helms, 1921-2008

     
    Sen. Jesse Helms high-fives Johnathan Prevette, 6, of Lexington, N.C., during pre-race activities at Charlotte Motor Speedway near Concord, N.C., October 1996. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, file) by Frank James Jesse Helms, a conservative stalwart who for...
  • Judge: Release some Gitmo detainees

     
    by James Oliphant In a stinging rebuke to the Bush administration, a federal judge Tuesday ordered the Pentagon to immediately release a small group of Chinese Muslims from Guantanamo Bay into the United States. U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina......
  • Dole 'Godless' ad shows progress, sort of

     
    by Frank James The U.S. Senate race in North Carolina between incumbent Sen. Elizabeth Dole and Kay Hagan is so close that Dole has resorted to a much-discussed TV ad that tries to link the Democrat to "Godless Americans" Hagen......