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June 14, 2000 | Associated Press
Former Sen. John C. Danforth has withdrawn his name from the list of potential running mates for George W. Bush, the former senator's office said Tuesday. In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Danforth had said the idea of running for vice president was "very tempting" and "would have been a dream." But after mulling it over for two weeks, Danforth said he and his wife, Sally, decided they didn't want to give up living in Missouri and their close contact with family in the area.
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WORLD
November 17, 2004 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
John C. Danforth, Washington's ambassador to the U.N., had a grand vision for this week's rare Security Council trip to Africa. The council's 15 members would fly to Sudan's capital, Khartoum, and pound the table for action on two issues: the conclusion of a peace treaty to end the country's 21-year civil war between the northern-based government and southern rebels, and an end to recent violence in the western region of Darfur that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced 2 million.
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NEWS
September 9, 1989 | From Reuters
Elizabeth Danforth, 27, niece of Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), pleaded guilty to cocaine possession Friday and was sentenced to three years of probation, authorities said.
WORLD
September 9, 2004 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
John C. Danforth is not surprised that Sudan's government hasn't lived up to its promises to stop the massacres in its country. When he was the Bush administration envoy to Sudan, he got used to Khartoum trying to get by with offering only "half a loaf," he has said. But as the new U.S. ambassador to the U.N., he faces an even tougher adversary in trying to spur action in Sudan: the Security Council.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The Senate confirmed John C. Danforth, a former senator from Missouri who has served as the Bush administration's peace envoy to war-torn Sudan, as ambassador to the United Nations. President Bush earlier this month tapped Danforth, 68, a Republican, to replace John Negroponte, who is moving from the U.N. to Iraq to run what will be the largest U.S. embassy.
NEWS
September 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno has offered former Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.) the job of heading an independent inquiry into the government's use of force at the fiery end of the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, Texas, government sources said Tuesday. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Justice Department was in final negotiations over the details of the independent inquiry and an announcement could come as early as today.
NEWS
March 26, 1986
Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.), striking at what he called "congressional self-promotion at the taxpayers' expense," introduced a bill that would ban the newsletters members of the House and Senate mail to their constituents. Wilson's bill would eliminate government funds for the newsletters, which are expected to cost $146.2 million this year. One supporter of the measure, Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.) called that sum a "scandal."
NEWS
May 22, 1989
About 40,000 people rallied in downtown St. Louis to urge the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Those at the "Show-Me Life" rally, held at the Old Court House and organized by the Missouri Citizens for Life, carried placards, banners, posters and balloons marked with anti-abortion slogans. The crowd heard an address by Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), who said that the high court either should overturn the 1973 decision or modify it so Congress can settle the controversial issue.
NEWS
May 11, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Senate named a 12-member committee today to hear evidence in the impeachment trial of U.S. District Judge Walter L. Nixon of Mississippi, who is serving a five-year prison term for perjury. Appointed to the evidence-hearing committee were Sens. Wyche Fowler (D-Ga.), Howell Heflin (D-Ala.), Timothy Wirth (D-Colo.), Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles Robb (D-Va.), Herbert Kohl (D-Wis.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), John Chafee (R-R.I.), Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska)
NEWS
July 22, 1991 | Reuters
Clarence Thomas, President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court, may have violated judicial ethics in a 1990 ruling involving his political mentor, Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), a court watchdog group charged Sunday. Thomas, a federal appeals court judge, wrote an opinion throwing out a $10.4-million fine against Ralston-Purina Co., the St. Louis-based pet food concern founded by Danforth's grandfather, said Supreme Court Watch, a nonprofit group headquartered in New York.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The Senate confirmed John C. Danforth, a former senator from Missouri who has served as the Bush administration's peace envoy to war-torn Sudan, as ambassador to the United Nations. President Bush earlier this month tapped Danforth, 68, a Republican, to replace John Negroponte, who is moving from the U.N. to Iraq to run what will be the largest U.S. embassy.
NEWS
November 15, 2001 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On his first trip to Sudan as President Bush's special envoy, former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth said Wednesday that he will know by January whether the United States can play a role in helping to put an end to Africa's longest-running civil war. After meeting with the country's top leaders, Danforth said the United States had no comprehensive peace plan to offer the Sudanese, whose conflict has claimed more than 2 million lives in the last 18 years.
NEWS
August 3, 2000 | From Reuters
President Clinton submitted to a brief interview Wednesday with former Sen. John C. Danforth, the special counsel looking into the government's 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, the White House said. In a three-sentence statement, the White House said Clinton voluntarily agreed to be interviewed and the two spoke in the morning by telephone for 15 minutes. "Consistent with past practice, no further statement about the interview will be made," it said.
NEWS
June 14, 2000 | Associated Press
Former Sen. John C. Danforth has withdrawn his name from the list of potential running mates for George W. Bush, the former senator's office said Tuesday. In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Danforth had said the idea of running for vice president was "very tempting" and "would have been a dream." But after mulling it over for two weeks, Danforth said he and his wife, Sally, decided they didn't want to give up living in Missouri and their close contact with family in the area.
NEWS
September 10, 1999 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Sen. John C. Danforth, named to lead the reexamination of the Branch Davidian disaster, declared in stark terms Thursday that he intends to find out whether federal agents "killed people" outside Waco, Texas, six years ago and lied to cover it up. The Missouri Republican gave himself a blunt and far-reaching mandate, pledging to use all available prosecutorial powers to find out what happened at David Koresh's compound on April 19, 1993. "I think my job is to answer . . .
NEWS
September 9, 1999 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former GOP Sen. John Danforth has agreed to head what promises to be a contentious reexamination of the 1993 Branch Davidian disaster to determine why FBI agents falsely denied for six years that they used flammable munitions during the final hours of the standoff, Justice Department officials said Wednesday. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno is expected to formally announce the appointment this morning, even as criticism of her handling of the matter continues to grow on Capitol Hill.
NEWS
August 3, 2000 | From Reuters
President Clinton submitted to a brief interview Wednesday with former Sen. John C. Danforth, the special counsel looking into the government's 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, the White House said. In a three-sentence statement, the White House said Clinton voluntarily agreed to be interviewed and the two spoke in the morning by telephone for 15 minutes. "Consistent with past practice, no further statement about the interview will be made," it said.
NEWS
February 2, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), who sponsored Clarence Thomas for the U.S. Supreme Court, announced Monday that he will not seek a fourth term next year. He said he wants to return to practicing law and to fulfill a commitment to the Episcopal Church. He is an ordained minister. "Public service, however enjoyable, is only a part of life," he said at an airport news conference attended by his wife and two of his three daughters.
NEWS
September 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno has offered former Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.) the job of heading an independent inquiry into the government's use of force at the fiery end of the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, Texas, government sources said Tuesday. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Justice Department was in final negotiations over the details of the independent inquiry and an announcement could come as early as today.
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November 13, 1994 | Nina Totenberg, Nina Totenberg is the legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio and for ABC's Nightline
Every generation has its great personal controversy, a name or two that evoke passion and fury everywhere from the dinner table to the editorial pages. Our parents had Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers. Their parents had Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Our generation has Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. But while propagandists of the left and right have written much about these two protagonists of our time, there has been almost no hard investigative work done by those with no ax to grind.
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