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August 27, 2002 |
In a move that an environmental group says weakens a key policy protecting salmon and compromises the water quality of the San Francisco Bay-Delta, the Bush administration has quietly withdrawn an appeal of a court ruling that favored powerful Central Valley farming interests. The Natural Resources Defense Council said the action, taken late last week by the U.S.
March 18, 2002
Re "Roger Clinton Said to Be Deeply Tied to Pardons," March 13: Wow. After a full year's investigation, is this litany of innuendo and suggestions the best that Bill Clinton attack dog Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) could come up with? The White House was besieged by pardon requests. Gasp! Clinton made some bad decisions. Impeach him! Oh, wait, they already did that. Former Deputy Atty. Gen Eric Holder denies that his desire to be attorney general was connected to his involvement in the [fugitive financier Marc]
March 8, 2002 |
THE NATURAL The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton By Joe Klein Doubleday 232 pages, $22.95 Journalist and author Joe Klein has for years followed the scandals and triumphs of former president Bill Clinton. In 1996 Klein even published a novel, "Primary Colors," loosely based on the Clinton administration, and hid behind the alias Anonymous.
March 1, 2002 |
Underscoring the high stakes involved in its new agreement governing relations with agents, the Screen Actors Guild on Thursday confirmed that two former Clinton administration strategists are working for the union as consultants on the issue. Crisis experts Mark Fabiani and Christopher Lehane were hired in January to consult for the union in case either an impasse or agreement was reached, SAG said. SAG and the agents struck a tentative deal over the weekend.
January 27, 2002 |
One year after leaving office under a renewed ethics cloud, former President Clinton is reemerging as a top attraction on the political fund-raising circuit. Democrats are delighted. Republicans too. With an eye on history and an ear to the ground, Clinton is hoping to help shape the political debate this election season and beyond, cementing the changes he brought to the Democratic Party and putting a retrospective gloss on his stormy presidency. This week, Clinton will headline events for Sen.
January 16, 2002 |
After an eight-month review, the Bush administration announced Tuesday that it will proceed with lawsuits filed by the Clinton administration against polluting power companies because they are consistent with the Clean Air Act. "The department takes seriously its obligation to enforce the laws protecting our nation's environment," Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said in a statement.
January 12, 2002 |
Love him or hate him, you won't find Bill Clinton's name on the ballot anywhere this year. But plenty of folks who worked for the 42nd president are lining up to fill that void. Several veterans of the Clinton Cabinet are running for governor in campaigns across the country, including former Atty. Gen. Janet Reno in Florida. Today, former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson is expected to formally announce his gubernatorial bid in New Mexico. Former Labor Secretary Robert B.
December 26, 2001 |
With the nation's attention squarely on war and terrorism, the Bush administration has ruled this fall in business' favor on a range of long-disputed environmental matters. It allowed oil drilling in the red rocks of Utah and canyons of Colorado. It permitted an open-pit gold mine on a California desert site that the Quechan tribe considers sacred. And it signaled to developers across the country that they can, in many cases, build on wetlands without creating ones to replace them.
December 6, 2001 |
With a golden shovel full of dirt, Bill Clinton broke ground Wednesday on a presidential library that promises to document both his triumphs and scandals. "The impeachment? Absolutely," Clinton said. "What I did wrong is a matter of record, but what I want is the whole record out." Clinton was impeached by the House in December 1998 on two articles of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with his affair with White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky.