CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1998
In response to your Sept. 19 article that explored the question of whether "the media has damaged the public dialogue by pushing too far into the private lives of elected officials," of course they have. With a few exceptions, the print and broadcast media have done everything possible to wring the last ounce of scandal out of the Starr investigation of the Clinton affair. It's a disgrace that once-reputable media organizations have lowered themselves to tabloid-type reporting. But, having done it for one, let's do it for all. Let's have the details on the affairs of Reps.
January 21, 1996 |
President Bill Clinton today issued a call for Elvis Presley and James Dean to "quit torturing their millions of fans, come out of seclusion, get plastic surgery and physical therapy and resume their public lives." In so doing, the president appeared to be lifting a chapter from the political handbook of one of his fiercest opponents. Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2006 |
Helen Chenoweth-Hage, a former three-term representative to Congress from Idaho, died Monday in a one-car crash near Tonopah, Nev., her daughter said. She was 68. Chenoweth-Hage, a Republican, was elected to Congress in 1994 and served through 2000. Her daughter, Meg Chenoweth Keenan, said that Chenoweth-Hage was a passenger in the vehicle and that no one else was seriously injured.
December 18, 1998 |
On the eve of the House debate to impeach President Clinton on charges stemming from a sexual affair, Speaker-elect Bob Livingston stunned his Republican colleagues Thursday night by admitting that he had committed adulterous "indiscretions" during his own marriage. Livingston delivered the news at a closed-door session called to deal with strategy for today's impeachment debate.
September 11, 1998 |
For the second time in a week, a right-wing critic of President Clinton has admitted to an affair. The confession came from Rep. Helen Chenoweth (R-Idaho), who was forced to go public by the Idaho Statesman after she committed what proved to be a tactical error: demanding Clinton's resignation and declaring in a campaign commercial, "I believe that personal conduct and integrity does matter." Chenoweth, 60, told the newspaper that she had an affair 14 years ago.
July 18, 1996 |
The League of Conservation Voters said Wednesday that it would launch an effort to defeat 12 members of Congress, including two Californians, in districts where their anti-green voting records can tip elections. League President Deb Callahan told a news conference that the group plans to spend $1.5 million to defeat the "dirty dozen" in what she called "the largest electoral campaign mounted by an environmental organization in the history of the modern environmental movement."