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September 18, 1989 | JOSEPH I. LIEBERMAN, Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) recently chaired a hearing of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on the subject of the terrorist threat.
Will Colombian drug lords begin attacking Americans now that we've declared war on them and begun to extradite their partners in crime? The chilling answer from terrorism experts is "yes, if they want to." Oliver B. Revell of the FBI testified before a Senate hearing last week that "if the cartels want to have blood running in the streets of America . . . I can't give you assurances we would be in a position to preempt it." The question then becomes, how do we respond?
October 2, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
HENDERSON, Nev. - Campaigning for Mitt Romney in Nevada, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called the GOP presidential nominee's position on the so-called Dream Act kids “logical.” In an interview published Tuesday, Romney told the Denver Post that he would honor visas granted to some young immigrants under an executive order announced by President Obama in June. In August, the administration started the program to grant work permits and two-year deportation deferrals to illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children.
February 14, 1986
President Reagan has an opportunity to follow the trail toward equal opportunity which was blazed by Martin Luther King Jr., and praised by the President during the recent King holiday celebrations. Some in his Administration counsel choosing a different path by weakening a presidential order that requires federal contractors to try to hire and promote more women and minorities. The President should stay away from that dead end.
November 2, 2001 | From the Washington Post
President Bush signed an executive order Thursday night allowing either the White House or former presidents to veto release of their presidential papers, drawing criticism from President Clinton and several historians. The order reinterprets the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which put papers of future presidents in the public domain, following a court fight over President Nixon's papers. It envisioned the release of most sensitive records 12 years after a president had left office.
February 12, 1986 | JACK NELSON and LEE MAY, Times Staff Writers
President Reagan indicated Tuesday that he favors a proposal by Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III to abolish the 20-year-old executive order that empowers the Labor Department to set minority hiring goals and timetables for federal contractors. The order, strongly supported by Labor Secretary William E. Brock III and at least two black Republican groups, has been considered a key affirmative action measure by civil rights organizations.
October 25, 1985
Leave it as it is, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole says of the presidential executive order that tells federal contractors that they must hire women and minorities. Good advice. Leave as is an order that has been enforced by every President since Lyndon B. Johnson, that has opened many doors of opportunity and is now accepted as good for business by many corporations. Atty. Gen.
October 26, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
In a recent speech to business leaders, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed for the first time how a virus wiped data from more than 30,000 oil company computers in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Panetta said the "Shamoon" virus was probably the most destructive attack the business sector has experienced. All of the computers were rendered useless and had to be replaced. The virus replaced crucial system files with a burning American flag and rewrote all the data on the machines.
Even before President Bush stepped to the microphone Wednesday to announce his mobilization of military reserves to support the Persian Gulf deployment, phones were ringing in the homes and offices of citizen-soldiers across the nation. Reserve unit commanders were checking their rosters and getting the word out to make sure the frequently practiced but rarely executed call-up process would go smoothly, once the Pentagon designates which units must report and where they will be going.
August 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
In a surprising setback for conservatives Wednesday, the House rejected a proposal by Rep. Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) to void President Clinton's executive order barring bias against homosexuals in the federal work force. In an election year in which Republicans have repeatedly taken on the homosexual community in word and in votes, the 252-176 roll call saw 188 Democrats joined by one independent and 63 Republicans who said the proposal went too far.
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