December 17, 2006
McCain, a likely Republican candidate for president, was speaking during a visit to Iraq last week. He said he recognized the political danger of his call, with which many Americans disagree. ?I believe there is still a compelling reason to have an increase in troops here in Baghdad and in Anbar province in order to bring the sectarian violence under control [and to] allow the political process to proceed.? , --Sen. John McCain
August 6, 2006
O'Malley, not Gore, for president Al Gore's new movie, An Inconvenient Truth, is interesting and creative. It is not enough, however, to make him a serious future candidate for president. I served with him in Congress and campaigned for him for vice president and president. I now finally know him well enough to say he should not be the Democratic candidate in 2008 or 2012. My candidate at that time will be Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland. Bill D. Burlison Odenton The writer is member of the Anne Arundel County Council.
April 2, 1992
The Supreme Court has decided there are worse things than segregation, such as desegregation.George has agreed to aid Russia, and will discuss paying for it after the election.Democrats had better start thinking of Brown as a candidate for president and not just as a vehicle for angst about Clinton.The people of Maryland cannot pay another dime of taxes. Off-track betting in the millions, they can afford.No stadium can be as good as the anticipation and hype for this one.The Greens replaced the Reds as the great threat to French politics.
September 17, 2006
MEXICO CITY -- More than 100,000 supporters of the losing leftist candidate for president flooded into the capital's historic square yesterday to start a movement they hope will change the constitution. The candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a former Mexico City mayor, narrowly lost the July 2 election to a conservative from President Vicente Fox's party. He has said that there was a broad conspiracy of business leaders, the Fox administration and media barons to rob him of victory.
December 28, 1997
150 years ago in The SunDec. 29: The Telegraph to York -- The work of putting up the wires on this new line of telegraph was commenced on Monday. The wire is a twisted cord, of iron, and will, no doubt, be most durable.Jan. 1: NEW YEAR'S DAY -- A happy new year to the readers of the Sun. And let not our salutation enter thy household most courteous reader as a thing of course, a mere customary expression; nor imagine for a moment that we bid thee a happy new year, because we could hardly do no less and be decently polite.
June 24, 1992
Ross Perot returns today to the old Annapolis haunts he knew as a Naval Academy midshipman, Class of '53, for the ceremonial presentation of petitions putting him on the Maryland ballot as a candidate for president. At the City Dock, the billionaire Texan is to arrive in a flotilla of 24 boats, one for each of the 23 counties and Baltimore City, for one of his well-crafted pep rallies.Marylanders probably won't know any more about what Mr. Perot would do as president after hearing his twangy tub-thumpers than before.