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Adam Nagourney, Jim Rutenberg and Jeff Zeleny THE NEW YORK TIMES On a warm night in mid-September, Representative Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois Democrat leading his party’s campaign to win back the House, stood in front of I Ricchi, a stylish Italian restaurant in downtown...
Greg Miller LA TIMES In turning to former CIA Director Robert M. Gates to take the reins at the Pentagon, President Bush has selected a low-key loyalist who is in many ways the opposite of outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Whereas Rumsfeld often seemed bent on...
Bob Banta AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN Prompted by shouts from angry parents that authorities are not doing enough to protect students at McNeil High School, Round Rock school Superintendent Jesús Chávez promised Wednesday night to form an oversight group to improve campus security...
PAUL HAVEN Associated Press The electoral rebuke for President Bush and the resignation of his defense secretary, both deeply unpopular away from American shores over the Iraq war, was celebrated throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Still, there was concern Wednesday...
Landscapers: We don't take gay customers A Houston company's rejection of a client shocks some in the city, where homosexuals have made strides. By Lianne Hart, Times Staff Writer November 6, 2006 HOUSTON — The co-owner of a landscaping company here called Garden Guy turned down...
Perry believes non-christians are doomed SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Rick Perry, after a God and country sermon attended by dozens of political candidates Sunday, said that he agreed with the minister that non-Christians will be condemned to hell. "In my faith, that's what it says, and I...
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi warned that a Republican victory Tuesday would prolong the U.S. involvement in Iraq another 10 years, as she embarked on a final push in a campaign that could make her speaker. In an interview from her Capitol office, Pelosi characterized...
Gov. Rick Perry in a closed meeting Thursday told African-American ministers in Houston that government has an important function in promoting strong moral values and saving children from a "culture of godlessness." "It's a ridiculous notion to say you cannot legislate morality...
ASSOCIATED PRESS The leader of the 30 million-member National Association of Evangelicals, a vocal opponent of gay marriage, resigned Thursday after being accused of paying for sex with a man in monthly trysts over the past three years. The Rev. Ted Haggard, a married father of...