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March 3, 1989
Senate Republicans, apparently determined like John Tower that even in the face of probable defeat they will neither retreat nor surrender, have acted to prolong the debate and postpone the vote on President Bush's nominee for defense secretary until sometime next week. The purported aim of this delay is to buy time to try to rally public support for Tower and so increase the political pressure on that handful of Democrats whose votes must be won if he is to be confirmed.
January 25, 1989 |
In a downbeat assessment of the economic and social progress of black Americans, a new Urban League report Tuesday said that disparities between whites and blacks are increasing, but the league chairman expressed hope for better times under President Bush.
October 17, 1992 |
It's only speculation, but Washington is already abuzz with gossip about who might land Cabinet-level jobs under a President Bill Clinton. Much of the talk centers on people who are advising Clinton already. In foreign, defense and trade policy, the Democratic candidate has amassed a brain trust combining people who worked in the Administration of President Jimmy Carter, with a handful of new faces. Clinton's principal foreign policy adviser is W.
November 15, 1996 |
Sen. William S. Cohen of Maine, a moderate Republican and internationalist, has emerged as President Clinton's leading candidate for secretary of defense, officials said Thursday night. Cohen, 56, who is retiring from the Senate after this year, leads a group of candidates that is also believed to include Deputy Atty. Gen. Jamie S. Gorelick, retiring Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) and Deputy Defense Secretary John P. White.
February 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A key Republican senator, still not satisfied with White House answers on the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya, said Sunday that he would try to delay Senate confirmation of President Obama's nominees for Defense secretary and CIA director. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on CBS ' “Face the Nation” that he would seek to block votes on Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and John Brennan as CIA director until he gets a better explanation of what the president himself was doing during the attack in September on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
July 9, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A key Republican senator has dropped his objection to Gina McCarthy's confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially clearing her path as Republicans seek to head off Democratic efforts to change Senate rules that allow the minority party to block nominations. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Committee on Environment and Public Works, said Tuesday that the EPA had answered sufficient requests he had made in connection with McCarthy's nomination to support moving ahead with her confirmation without a filibuster.
December 20, 2009 |
The Cabinet nominees announced by President Hamid Karzai on Saturday underscore the competing demands the Afghan leader confronts as he embarks on a troubled second term in office. Karzai, inaugurated last month after a fraud-tainted election, is trying to simultaneously placate restive Western backers, woo his disillusioned public and pacify powerful warlords who have helped keep him in power. The Cabinet list, leaked by presidential aides a day before being presented to lawmakers Saturday, retained some well-regarded ministers in posts considered crucial to rebuilding Afghanistan and fighting the Taliban.
January 14, 2001 |
The election of President Vicente Fox in Mexico has introduced some remarkable political changes that presage dramatic, long-term implications beyond this decade. First, and most important, before last July's election, only 40% of Mexicans believed their country was a democracy. Immediately after the election, 63% described Mexico as a democracy, a whopping 50%-plus increase.
August 16, 2013 |
CAIRO - At least 30 people were killed Friday, field hospital doctors said, in a new round of Egyptian protests calling for the ouster of military rule and in response to Wednesday's crackdown in which more than 500 people were slain when security forces dispersed two encampments supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Wednesday was the bloodiest day in Egypt's ongoing unrest and many of those who came out in protest after Friday prayers said they were doing so because of the bloodshed earlier in the week.