June 26, 1992 |
A former senior Commerce Department official said Thursday that President Bush's lawyer instructed the department to eliminate information from a list of Iraqi export licenses prepared for Congress. But former Commerce Undersecretary Dennis E. Kloske took responsibility for some of the alterations himself. He also said that no one had tried to deceive Congress by eliminating military designations and making other changes in the list. The statement was the first direct contention that C.
November 22, 1991 |
President Bush's forced about-face on affirmative action policy Thursday was the latest in a series of blunders and missteps that have alarmed Republicans and given Democrats reason to hope that the White House may no longer possess the political savvy that once made it seem invincible.
January 14, 1989 |
Top aides to President-elect Bush, launching a review of FBI findings that Edward J. Derwinski leaked sensitive intelligence information to the South Korean government, said Friday that they did not know about the evidence before Bush chose him for the Cabinet. C.
November 23, 1991 |
It is almost as though Clayland Boyden Gray, the lanky lawyer and an heir to the R. J. Reynolds tobacco fortune, had been groomed all his life to be counsel to the President of the United States. He grew up in a white-columned presidential mansion on the campus of the University of North Carolina. His father, Gordon Gray, was not only president of the university but a golfing buddy of Sen. Prescott Bush, the father of the 41st President.
January 7, 2001 |
How strange is it to find one of Washington's most outspoken critics of movie violence appearing in a new, violence- and cocaine-laced film about the drug war? Not only does Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have a cameo role in the new Steven Soderbergh film "Traffic," but a host of other senators and anti-drug government officials play themselves as well. The minor roles suited everyone's purposes: Hatch and other senators took a stand against drugs, and the film gained a heavy dose of realism.
April 20, 2005
Judicial filibusters -- A commentary Friday on the congressional stalemate on judicial nominees incorrectly attributed a memo to Clint Bollick. It was C. Boyden Gray, chairman of the Committee for Justice, who made the comments in favor of abolishing filibusters over judicial nominees.