January 18, 1997
These excerpts are from the report submitted to the House Ethics Committee by Special Counsel James M. Cole, who conducted a two-year investigation of ethical lapses by House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Tax Issues In reviewing the evidence concerning both the AOW/ACTV [American Opportunity Workshop/American Citizens' Television] project and the Renewing American Civilization project, certain patterns became apparent.
January 9, 1996
Highlights from Gov. Pete Wilson's State of the State address: PROMISCUITY Most important of all, we've got to end the vicious cycle of promiscuity and irresponsibility that produces generation after generation of children giving birth to children. Every baby deserves a mother and a father. In 1945, one in 25 children nationwide were born out of wedlock. Today, the figure is almost one in three. In some neighborhoods, four out of every five children are born to an unwed mother.
November 9, 1995
Here are excerpts from Gen. Colin L. Powell's speech and news conference. On his decision not to run: ". . . To offer myself as a candidate for president requires a commitment and a passion to run the race and to succeed in the quest -- the kind of passion and the kind of commitment that I felt every day of my 35 years as a soldier, a passion and commitment that despite my every effort I do not have for political life."
January 9, 1992
Lt. Gov. McCarthy, Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tempore, members of the Legislature, constitutional officers and fellow Californians, thank you. . . . Times are tough all over--truly tough. I've seen pain in the eyes of working people all over California--men and women proud of their skills and proud of their work, but no longer able to provide for their families.
March 10, 1993 |
Here are excerpts from Rodney G. King's testimony Tuesday, under questioning by federal prosecutors, at the trial of four officers charged in his beating. King discusses the events leading to the police chase that ended with his beating: "I was over to (friend) Bryant Allen's house and I had been drinking over there. We were watching a basketball game. . . . I know I had too much. . . . "I was speeding . . . at 75 or 80. . . . I wasn't watching the speedometer. . . .