May 5, 1994 |
Perhaps it is a love story, this tale of the senator and his bride-to-be. But if so, it is more a mystery than romance novel. What is known, for sure, is this: George Mitchell, who is three heartbeats away from the presidency as majority leader of the U.S. Senate, has made three decisions: He is leaving the Senate. He is turning down a chance to be on the U.S. Supreme Court. And he is marrying a woman he met last fall.
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April 12, 1994 |
While there are other names on the list, the betting is on Sen. George Mitchell to emerge as President Clinton's choice to succeed Harry Blackmun on the Supreme Court. For precisely the reasons the President might prefer Mitchell, I hope he chooses somebody else. Besides being a sure bet for easy confirmation, Mitchell would bring to the court a dimension that has been missing and that the President believes is beneficial. Mitchell is a politician, and a good one.
May 24, 2013 |
National Book Award winner Colum McCann's ninth book, "TransAtlantic," is a fictionalized exploration of three historic journeys between North America and Ireland. He talked about his new novel, which hits bookstores on June 4, by phone from his birthplace, Dublin. How did this book come about? One of the stories that obsessed me was the idea that Frederick Douglass had gone to Ireland at the age of 27 in 1845. He came to do a lecture tour - he was on the abolitionists' circuit - and at the same time, the Irish famine began in 1845.
September 6, 1999 |
George Mitchell, the former U.S. senator who led the successful push for a peace accord between Northern Ireland's Protestants and Roman Catholics, arrived in Belfast, the provincial capital, to try to prevent the 17-month-old deal from collapsing. He said, however, that he had no intention of repeating his two-year stewardship of the negotiations that produced the Good Friday accord of 1998, adding that he was not prepared "to listen to the same arguments over and over again."
December 3, 1996 |
An aide to President Clinton's special envoy on Ireland denied reports she is romantically linked to a convicted Irish Republican Army bomber. Martha Pope, chief of staff to former Sen. George Mitchell, talked with reporters as she arrived Monday for the latest round of Northern Ireland peace talks Mitchell is chairing. Pope denied any involvement with Gerry Kelly, a member of the IRA's political wing, Sinn Fein. "Indeed, I've never met Mr. Kelly," Pope said.
June 12, 1996 |
After two days of angry wrangling, delegates to a historic peace conference hoping to end decades of ethnic and sectarian violence in Northern Ireland agreed early today to the appointment of American George Mitchell as chairman--and some right-wing supporters of continued British rule in the province walked out of the talks.