February 18, 2001 |
This city, as diverse as any in the world, has had a black mayor and two Jewish mayors. Its City Council includes natives of Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Yet no Asian American has ever served as mayor, on the City Council or in any citywide office--a "shocking" situation, one candidate says, considering that nearly 1 in 10 New Yorkers is of Asian descent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1999 |
In a time when national minority organizations are pushing for better representation on network television, a handful of Orange County Asian Pacific Americans have been training to establish a foothold in a different arena: local politics. While the number of Asian Pacific Americans has more than tripled in Orange County since the '80s, the group is conspicuously absent from local leadership positions.
February 18, 1998 |
The Republicans' report on President Clinton's "China connection" has been completed. It is a remarkably incomplete and distorted document, one that makes the most of any possible links to China while failing to pursue similar questions about Taiwan. For more than a year now, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee has been examining the fund-raising for Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1998 |
Congressional hearings have produced enough evidence of illegal fund-raising in the 1996 presidential campaign to warrant criminal indictments by the Justice Department, Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) said Thursday. "The ball is in their court," said Thompson, chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, which is probing the campaign abuses. "I don't want to prejudge them, but [Atty. Gen.
November 14, 1997 |
The FBI has acknowledged overlooking key intelligence information gathered as far back as 1991 that investigators believe shows further Chinese government efforts to buy political influence in the United States, senior U.S. government sources said Thursday. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno learned of the new evidence on the night of Nov. 5. A senior Justice Department official said Reno was "livid" at the FBI foul-up and two days later apologized to Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.
November 8, 1997 |
The House committee investigating campaign fund-raising subpoenaed Johnny Chien Chuen Chung on Friday to testify next week, setting up the likelihood that the Torrance businessman will decline to testify before television cameras. Chung, among the Democratic Party's largest campaign donors in recent years, emerged as one of the most colorful figures in the fund-raising furor--an entrepreneur who has brought embarrassment to a president he supported with hundreds of thousands of dollars.