March 21, 2013
Re "Feinstein assault weapons ban fails," March 20 We all owe Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) great thanks for her pursuit of a federal assault weapons ban, but it is quite clear that if the horrific massacre in Connecticut in December didn't persuade Senate Republicans that these murder weapons should not be sold, nothing will. The only solution is to vote Republicans out of office and replace them with senators who can exercise common sense. I hope that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
December 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) launched her drive in 1994 to win approval for an assault weapons ban, the relative newcomer to Capitol Hill walked the hallways trying to drum up support. Now, as she prepares for a new fight to pass gun control legislation, she is likely to be doing it from a more powerful spot -- as the next head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Feinstein, by virtue of seniority, is in line to succeed current chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
November 11, 2012 |
The fallout from David Petraeus' sudden resignation as CIA director continued Sunday, with questions about how much the White House knew, and whether there is any connection between his departure and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein(D-Calif.), said Petraeus' announcement was “like a lightning bolt,” and that there was no advance notice of his decision. Appearing on “Fox NewsSunday,” Feinstein also explained her statement earlier in the week that President Obama should not have accepted Petraeus' resignation.
February 18, 2009
Re "Drones based in Pakistan," Feb. 13 It is regrettable that Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) inappropriate comments have put further strain on our relationship with Pakistan and on the Pakistani government's relationship with its people, which may lead to further destabilization of that region. Only a few weeks ago, Feinstein's name was in the news for botched security arrangements at President Obama's inauguration, leading to thousands being stranded in tunnels during the festivities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1997
Please allow me to correct the record. The article "Feinstein Doubts Mexico's Resolve on Drugs" (Oct. 30) included a misstatement of something I said with regard to U.S. and Mexican drug cooperation. It states, "She noted that no Mexican citizens sought on U.S. criminal charges have been extradited to this country." What I said was that no Mexican citizens sought in the United States on drug-related charges have been extradited. This is important because Mexico has several dozen requests for extradition of Mexican nationals on drug-related charges but refuses to extradite any to this country to stand trial.
October 8, 2012 |
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is calling for a federal investigation to determine whether “an illegal short squeeze” is responsible for the soaring price of gasoline in California, which hit another record high Monday. With a regular gallon now costing $4.669, the third all-time high in a row, Feinstein is urging the Federal Trade Commission to look into doubts that “the price spike and supply disruption are related to supply and demand,” she said. In a letter Sunday to Jon Leibowitz, the agency's chairman, Feinstein accused the FTC of “failing to take action to protect California consumers from malicious trading schemes in the California gasoline market.” In the letter, Feinstein referenced data showing statewide gasoline production last week at nearly the same levels as a year ago. She also pointed to reports demonstrating that stockpiles of gasoline and blending components were equal to last year's.