February 4, 1997 |
When the U.S. political elite assembles at the Capitol for President Clinton's State of the Union address tonight, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman will be prepared to take over if disaster strikes. Glickman, according to a White House official, is designated survivor for the speech, taking his turn in a macabre rotation that ensures that someone in the national leadership will be left to carry on if all those at Clinton's speech are somehow wiped out.
August 8, 1999 |
President Clinton on Saturday promoted a support system to help youngsters graduate from "the playground to the college classroom," announcing $120 million in grants intended to put higher education within their reach. Even as "Operation Gear Up" gets under way, Clinton said in his weekly radio address, it is threatened by the Republicans' $792-billion tax-cut package.
August 17, 2000 |
No. School: Comment 1. Texas: All my Xs (and O's) live in Texas. 2. Nebraska: Candidate Tom Osborne to speak at team's $100-a-trough fund-raiser. 3. Florida State: Weinke regales kids about pranks he and teammate Lee Corso used to pull. 4. Alabama: Tide still has peanuts left from 1946 Rose Bowl. 5. Michigan: Lloyd Carr fines himself $100 for smiling once in June. 6. Wisconsin: With Ron Dayne gone, school opens buffet for rest of team. 7.
January 7, 2000 |
An angry Gen. Colin L. Powell cautioned Al Gore on Thursday against "playing the polarizing 'race card' " in the presidential campaign after the vice president's campaign manager said in a recent interview that the Republican Party would rather "take pictures with black children than feed them."
November 7, 1998 |
Today "Today": Homemade bubble gum; Holly Hunter; car-buying advice for women; women's winter coats, 5 a.m. KNBC. "Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields": Rep. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), 2:30 p.m.; repeats Sunday, 8 a.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": New information about Thomas Jefferson, 2:30 p.m. KCET. "Tony Brown's Journal": Job skills for the new millennium, 3:30 p.m. KCET. "Reliable Sources": Jodi Allen, Slate Magazine; Richard Reeves, journalist-historian, 3:30 p.m. CNN.
July 26, 2000 |
Forty impoverished communities to be chosen nationwide would get tax breaks, regulatory relief and new government programs under a bill passed overwhelmingly by the House on Tuesday as a partial solution for places not sharing in America's prosperity. With a solid 394-27 bipartisan vote, the House sent the bill to the Senate, where a similar measure is pending.
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October 19, 2002 |
The Senate is prepared to consider a scaled-down version of President Bush's "faith-based initiative," and a key House leader has said he will go along, meaning a bill could reach the president's desk this year. But Senate supporters said they won't go forward unless they know they can defeat a series of amendments that sponsors say are aimed at strengthening the separation between church and state.
July 7, 2000 |
The Republicans have named three members of Congress--one Latino, one woman and one African American--to leadership roles for a national convention they hope will present an image of diversity. Reps. Henry Bonilla of Texas, Jennifer Dunn of Washington state and J.C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma will be deputy permanent co-chairs of the convention that begins July 31 in Philadelphia, GOP convention spokesman Tim Fitzpatrick said Thursday. The permanent chairman is House Speaker J.
May 21, 2000 |
President Clinton announced plans Saturday to require U.S. airlines to carry devices to treat heart attack victims with a jolt of electricity. In his weekly radio address, Clinton also directed the government to report back to him in four months with guidelines on a program for installing the potentially life-saving devices in federal buildings as well.