September 3, 2013
As Republican and Democratic leaders of the House of Representatives have jumped on board to support President Barack Obama's request for military strikes in Syria, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Monday that he is concerned that international support for strikes is weak and urged the White House to rein in its proposed bill for military action. "The White House has put forward a proposed bill authorizing the use of force that, as drafted, is far too broad and open ended, and could be used to justify everything from a limited cruise missile strike to a no-fly zone and the introduction of American ground troops.
March 18, 2009
President heading to Burbank Thursday President Barack Obama will join host Jay Leno on ?The Tonight Show? Thursday, becoming the first sitting president to appear on the late night talk show taped in Burbank. Obama will hold a town hall-style meeting today in Costa Mesa and then tour an electric vehicle factory in Pomona on Thursday, the White House said. Obama was a featured guest on comedy shows as a candidate, but NBC and the White House said this will be the first time a serving president has been on ?
May 16, 2009
President Obama decided to end the National Day of Prayer event at the White House, which for years was a staple for President George W. Bush, disappointing evangelicals and other religious groups who saw it as an important endorsement of the role of religion in guiding a nation. What message do you think rescinding the event sends? And what role, then, should the president and other government leaders play in promoting faith-based messages? In the Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln “highly” resolved that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
July 18, 2009
UNITED STATES President Barack Obama email@example.com www.whitehouse.gov/ president The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1111 Vice President Joe Biden vice_president@ whitehouse.gov www.whitehouse.gov/ vicepresident The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1111 Congressman Adam B. Schiff (D-29th District)
July 8, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta I thought the power blue suit and a purposeful walk would make me blend in. I was wrong. To look like a White House press corps veteran, you need only carry a cheap paperback or a well-worn copy of that day's Washington Post and slump into any given seat. My lesson came during a recent evening spent following President Clinton around Washington, D.C. The moment I walked into the White House press office, it was obvious I was too enthusiastic to blend in with my more seasoned counterparts.
August 14, 2002
Congressman Schiff and his recently announced Republican opponent unfortunately voice the same platitudes and safe, sanitized views on issues. With neither willing to risk bold statements, the only difference for voters will be the amount of mud each will sling. Voters should insist that the candidates speak specifically about what they advocate on the following: Putting 200,000 U.S. troops in a land war in Iraq; bringing prices of U.S. prescription drugs in line with the lower cost in Canada for identical products; stopping U.S. businesses from moving offices offshore to avoid taxes, which go to provide services to these businesses; assuring citizens that their full constitutional rights will not be compromised; and plugging the loopholes in the recently passed campaign finance reform act so the FOR SALE signs can come off the White House and the Capitol.
November 8, 2008
It is, in short, a fine time to be a Democrat. The American two-party system has swung back and forth like a pendulum over the last century, with neither the Democrats nor the Republicans putting more than two consecutive candidates in the White House since 1928. Sometimes, the two parties run neck-and-neck; Tuesday, it was little short of a Democratic free-for-all, as Sen. Barack Obama won the presidency in a landslide, and his fellow party members decisively took the House and Senate.
August 4, 2004
REEL CRITIC Josh Kleinbaum is the city hall reporter for the News-Press, the Leader's sister publication. Throughout Maj. Ben Marco's wild ride in "The Manchurian Candidate," as the character played by Denzel Washington tries to uncover a plot to install a president brainwashed by a mega-corporation, dueling thoughts battled in the back of my mind -- this is completely implausible, yet it strangely rings true....