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Jesse Helms

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  • Air time check: Who got the most words in edgewise during Monday night's GOP debate?

     
    Running a word-count program on the transcript of last night's GOP presidential primary debate I get: Mitt Romney -- 4,649 (34%) Newt Gingrich -- 4,118 (30%) Rick Santorum --2,898 ( 21%) Ron Paul -- 2,095 (15%) This does not include......
  • 'Game Change' is an old Hollywood story, a la 'A Star Is Born'

     
    The HBO Sarah Palin flm "Game Change" has an eerily familiar narrative, one that dates back to the earliest days of Hollywood: the backstage showbiz drama. It's just the backdrop that's different -- instead of a Broadway theater, or movie backlot, we've...
  • 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...
  • Critic's Notebook: Karen Finley slips into the skin of other women

    Critic's Notebook: Karen Finley slips into the skin of other women
    In "The Jackie Look," the last of eight monologues that make up her new book "The Reality Shows" (Feminist Press: 256 pp., $17.95 paper), Karen Finley offers a statement that suggests her point of view. "Life," she writes, "is more important than art /...
  • Government officials and politicians

    Government officials and politicians Spencer M. Williams, 85; federal judge in San Francisco, appointed by President Nixon, who advocated for judges' interests (Jan. 3) Houston I. Flournoy, 78; GOP assemblyman and controller in California who lost the...
  • Senators take their concerns to the border

    The United States does not need to send troops to the border in response to Mexico's drug war, nor is Mexico in danger of becoming a failed state, law enforcement officials told a congressional panel Monday. Witnesses testifying before members of 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...
  • Former Sen. Jesse Helms dies at 86

    Jesse Helms, the former U.S. senator from North Carolina who for half a century infuriated liberals with his race-baiting campaign tactics and presidents of both parties with his use of senatorial privilege, died Friday. He was 86. Helms, who won...
  • 'Married ... With Children' Co-Creator Dies

    Ron Leavitt, a veteran television writer and producer best known for co-creating "Married ... With Children," the raunchy, groundbreaking sitcom that helped put the fledgling FOX network on the map in the late 1980s, has died. He was 60. Leavitt died...
  • A life of 'Senator No'

    Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism By William A. Link St. Martin's, 643 pages, $39.95 The modern conservative movement owes much to the political innovations, persistence and crusades of former five-term Republican U.S....
  • 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......