September 11, 2012 |
The debate continues over whether Clint Eastwood's performance with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention was an inspired improvisation or an age-induced embarrassment. But one Republican candidate seems to find the empty chair a useful image. Under the heading "Empty Chair Update" in an email, Elizabeth Emken, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in California, is pointing journalists toward a TV interview in which her Democratic opponent Sen. Dianne Feinstein walks away after being asked if she would debate Emken -- leaving an empty chair!
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.
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.)
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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.
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.