May 17, 2004 |
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell chastised a press aide for trying to cut short the taping of a television interview Sunday. Powell, speaking from a Dead Sea resort in Jordan, was listening to a final question from moderator Tim Russert, who was in the Washington studio of NBC's "Meet the Press." In the broadcast, aired several hours after the interview, Powell abruptly disappears from view. Briefly seen are swaying palm trees and the water, backdrops for the interview.
October 1, 2004 |
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said Thursday that he expected U.S. and Saudi authorities would be able to resolve differences that had delayed the release of a U.S. citizen captured in Afghanistan. Yaser Esam Hamdi was allowed by U.S. officials Thursday to call his mother and father in Saudi Arabia for the first time, said his attorney, Frank Dunham Jr. Hamdi, still being held at a U.S.
June 8, 1996 |
Political seers in Washington will be scanning the Sunday papers for photographs from a fund-raiser tonight for Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) to see how many--if any--include retired Gen. Colin L. Powell. Presumed GOP presidential nominee Sen. Bob Dole also will be attending the affair, aimed at helping Warner survive a strong challenge from conservative foes in a primary Tuesday. The fund-raiser will be held at the McLean, Va., home of lobbyist and Powell chum Kenneth M. Duberstein.
November 10, 1996 |
Nearly four years after bowing out of the first Clinton Cabinet, retired Army Gen. Colin L. Powell said he would consider being a part of the president's second term if an offer came his way. No offers have been made, Powell told the Orlando Sentinel in a story published Saturday. But, he said: "You always have to listen to your president."
December 18, 1995 |
Despite Colin L. Powell's flat rejection of the idea, Republican presidential front-runner Bob Dole said Sunday that he believes the retired general would agree to serve as his vice presidential running mate in 1996. Appearing on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press," the Kansan said he is convinced that the retired general would "answer the call to duty."
November 3, 1995 |
Hoping to influence Colin L. Powell as he decides whether to run for President, about two dozen people turned out in Los Angeles to celebrate the opening of a Citizens for Powell office in the Crenshaw District. Armed with the standard political accouterments--T-shirts, buttons, red-white-and-blue balloons--the people who came out Thursday said the country needs the retired general in the Oval Office.
December 26, 1994 |
Retiring Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Me.) predicted Sunday that President Clinton will be reelected. "I know I'm a minority, but I believe President Clinton will be reelected," Mitchell said on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press," which was recorded Wednesday because of the Christmas holiday. Public opinion polls show the President's popularity lagging. Mitchell will be replaced by Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), whose Republicans won a majority on Nov. 8.
February 10, 1993 |
Gen. Colin L. Powell wants to step down from his job as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before his term expires Sept. 30, according to a published report. However, Powell's spokesman said Tuesday night that the general intended to serve out his term. The New York Times reported that Powell, 55, has told Defense Secretary Les Aspin that he wants to retire early because he is against military budget cuts that President Clinton has proposed.
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October 27, 1995
I vehemently protest Conrad's "My American Journey" (Drawingboard, Oct. 25) demeaning Colin L. Powell's military service to the U.S. during the war in Vietnam and more recent armed conflicts and, yes, political misadventures As a serving Army officer until his retirement, Powell was sworn to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution and was required to carry out all legal orders from his military and civilian superiors. Even as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell's status continued to be that of a serving Army officer.
October 18, 2008 |
Credit NBC with putting together back-to-back lures for political junkies. Sarah Palin's long-rumored appearance on "Saturday Night Live" happens tonight. And you can just keep your set tuned to the network when you go to bed, because the "must-see" TV on Sunday morning will be Colin L. Powell's appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."