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March 6, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two-term Republican Sen. Connie Mack will not seek reelection in 2000, sources close to the senator said Friday. Mack, 58, already has told close friends and family members of his decision, said the sources, who asked not to be identified. Deputy press secretary Bethany Rogers said Mack will make an announcement Monday in Washington on his future. The sources said Mack would return to Florida to formally announce his resignation plans March 13 in his hometown of Fort Myers.
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February 15, 2001 | Associated Press
House Democrats unveiled a task force Wednesday to look into voting problems in last year's election, as political maneuvering held up the launch of a bipartisan effort to delve into the same issue. House Democratic leader Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri named Rep. Maxine Waters of Los Angeles, a member of the Black Congressional Caucus, to chair the task force, an appointment that underscored the importance of the issue to black voters.
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February 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A research firm hired by news organizations began surveying an estimated 180,000 ballots that did not register a vote for president in an effort to create an independent record of the disputed election. The statewide review by the National Opinion Research Center, a nonprofit firm affiliated with the University of Chicago, is expected to take at least eight weeks and to cost $500,000.
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February 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A research firm hired by news organizations began surveying an estimated 180,000 ballots that did not register a vote for president in an effort to create an independent record of the disputed election. The statewide review by the National Opinion Research Center, a nonprofit firm affiliated with the University of Chicago, is expected to take at least eight weeks and to cost $500,000.
NEWS
February 15, 2001 | Associated Press
House Democrats unveiled a task force Wednesday to look into voting problems in last year's election, as political maneuvering held up the launch of a bipartisan effort to delve into the same issue. House Democratic leader Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri named Rep. Maxine Waters of Los Angeles, a member of the Black Congressional Caucus, to chair the task force, an appointment that underscored the importance of the issue to black voters.
NEWS
December 6, 2000
Developments Tuesday in the contested presidential election recount: * COURTS * In Tallahassee, Fla., the state Supreme Court scheduled a Thursday hearing of Gore's appeal, which seeks to count 14,000 disputed ballots by hand. * In Atlanta, the U.S. Appeals Court heard arguments in two separate but related appeals from Bush supporters fighting manual recounts. Democrats argued a ruling is unnecessary because recounts are finished and Bush has been certified the winner in Florida.
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December 6, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican statehouse leaders Tom Feeney and John McKay emerged from the shadows for the first time in days Tuesday but neither made it any clearer when--or if--they would call a special session of the Florida Legislature. House Speaker Feeney, who has been pushing for lawmakers to get involved and cement the electoral delegates already certified for Texas Gov. George W. Bush, initially sounded as if he had backed down from his "I got my helmet on, I'm ready to go" approach.
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December 6, 2000 | JANET HOOK and NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The battle for the White House echoed in the halls of Congress on Tuesday as the two would-be vice presidents tried to rally their political bases for the stretch drive of the legal and political fight between Al Gore and George W. Bush. Dick Cheney, Bush's running mate, was careful not to present himself as vice president-presumptive but spent most of his time with GOP lawmakers talking about assembling a Cabinet. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
Among the dignitaries attending Friday's hearing: * Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK * Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) * Former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee * Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) * Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, leader of Gore's legal team. * Former Secretary of Commerce Bill Daley, Gore campaign chairman who would be expected to be prominent in a Gore administration.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
To hear Friday's U.S. Supreme Court hearing, join a discussion about the case and get the latest news on the recount in Florida, go to: http://www.latimes.com/deci sion2000. Here are some other Internet resources about the disputed election and the legal issues at stake: * U.S. Supreme Court: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ * U.S. Constitution: http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/sen ate/constitution/toc.html * Florida Constitution and election statutes: http://www.leg.state.fl.
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February 3, 2001 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a mildly worded criticism of her conservative colleagues, said this week that the justices should have exercised "restraint" in December and stayed out of the Florida vote recount battle. Instead, the court, on a 5-4 vote, agreed to hear an emergency appeal from George W. Bush and then stopped the hand recount sought by Vice President Al Gore.
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December 7, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the eve of a climactic Florida Supreme Court hearing, state Republican lawmakers Wednesday forged ahead with a special session to short-circuit Democratic legal challenges and ensure George W. Bush the White House. With the tacit approval of Bush's younger brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, legislators scheduled the unprecedented session for Friday.
NEWS
December 6, 2000
Developments Tuesday in the contested presidential election recount: * COURTS * In Tallahassee, Fla., the state Supreme Court scheduled a Thursday hearing of Gore's appeal, which seeks to count 14,000 disputed ballots by hand. * In Atlanta, the U.S. Appeals Court heard arguments in two separate but related appeals from Bush supporters fighting manual recounts. Democrats argued a ruling is unnecessary because recounts are finished and Bush has been certified the winner in Florida.
NEWS
December 6, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican statehouse leaders Tom Feeney and John McKay emerged from the shadows for the first time in days Tuesday but neither made it any clearer when--or if--they would call a special session of the Florida Legislature. House Speaker Feeney, who has been pushing for lawmakers to get involved and cement the electoral delegates already certified for Texas Gov. George W. Bush, initially sounded as if he had backed down from his "I got my helmet on, I'm ready to go" approach.
NEWS
December 6, 2000 | JANET HOOK and NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The battle for the White House echoed in the halls of Congress on Tuesday as the two would-be vice presidents tried to rally their political bases for the stretch drive of the legal and political fight between Al Gore and George W. Bush. Dick Cheney, Bush's running mate, was careful not to present himself as vice president-presumptive but spent most of his time with GOP lawmakers talking about assembling a Cabinet. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.
NEWS
December 3, 2000 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Florida Supreme Court on Monday will consider a lawsuit filed by a George W. Bush supporter seeking to strike down the state law allowing hand recounts of ballots. The high court is taking up the issue just as Al Gore is seeking an immediate hand recount of 14,000 ballots in his lawsuit contesting the results of Florida's presidential election. On Nov. 17, a lower court upheld the hand recount law and tossed out the suit filed by Bush supporter Matt Butler of Naples, Fla.
NEWS
December 7, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the eve of a climactic Florida Supreme Court hearing, state Republican lawmakers Wednesday forged ahead with a special session to short-circuit Democratic legal challenges and ensure George W. Bush the White House. With the tacit approval of Bush's younger brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, legislators scheduled the unprecedented session for Friday.
NEWS
November 24, 2000 | From Reuters
President Clinton waded cautiously Thanksgiving Day into the heated battle over the Florida ballot recounts, saying local officials should count every legally cast vote and urging the American public to be patient as the legal process plays itself out. "There is a process underway.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
Among the dignitaries attending Friday's hearing: * Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK * Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) * Former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee * Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) * Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, leader of Gore's legal team. * Former Secretary of Commerce Bill Daley, Gore campaign chairman who would be expected to be prominent in a Gore administration.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
To hear Friday's U.S. Supreme Court hearing, join a discussion about the case and get the latest news on the recount in Florida, go to: http://www.latimes.com/deci sion2000. Here are some other Internet resources about the disputed election and the legal issues at stake: * U.S. Supreme Court: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ * U.S. Constitution: http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/sen ate/constitution/toc.html * Florida Constitution and election statutes: http://www.leg.state.fl.
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