March 12, 1993 |
A National Rifle Assn. lobbyist resigned after admitting that he spread unsubstantiated rumors that Janet Reno was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving but not charged, the NRA announced Thursday. David Gibbons resigned as the NRA's director of federal affairs, said Jim Baker, the organization's chief lobbyist. The NRA also apologized to Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "We do not truck in unsubstantiated rumors, and Mr. Gibbons had done so.
July 26, 1990 |
David H. Souter met today with the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider his Supreme Court nomination and refused to answer reporters' questions about abortion and affirmative action. Souter spent an hour in private discussions with committee Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), who will preside at the confirmation hearings expected in September. The quiet New Hampshire jurist continued to dodge questions by reporters following him as he made his courtesy calls.
February 26, 1991 |
Joseph R. Paolino Jr., Rhode Island's economic development director, confirmed Monday that he has tried to persuade New England Patriot owner Victor Kiam to move the team to Providence. Kiam met with Gov. Bruce G. Sundlun about two weeks ago, but it was an introductory meeting and there were no substantive talks, Paolino said. Paolino, a former Providence mayor, said he met with Kiam about a year ago to suggest a possible move.
July 9, 1991 |
The Senate thwarted an attempt by Republicans to use the bulk of a $3.3-billion anti-crime bill to put more police officers on the streets. By a vote of 49 to 39, the Senate killed an amendment by Sen. Warren B. Rudman (R-N.H.) that would have set aside $2.2 billion for direct aid to help states, counties, cities and towns hire more officers. The money would have been disbursed on the basis of a community's population. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.
March 14, 1988 |
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), who underwent brain surgery a month ago to repair an aneurysm in a blood vessel, checked into Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Sunday night so doctors could see if he is suffering from a blood clot in his leg, a hospital spokesman said. Spokesman Pete Esker said: "We're looking to see if there's a blood clot in one of his legs, and we want to make sure that if there is, it is not moving toward the heart or the brain." Biden had undergone surgery on Feb.
December 16, 1986 |
The Justice Department's internal inspector is investigating Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III's handling of the initial probe of the secret Iran arms deals that turned up the diversion of funds to Nicaraguan rebels, officials said Monday. Justice Department officials said Michael Shaheen, counsel to the department's Office of Professional Responsibility, has opened an inquiry into Meese's role in running the review that led to the startling revelation Nov.
August 6, 1987 |
Hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Robert H. Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court will begin Sept. 15 and should end by Oct. 1, the panel's chairman said Wednesday. If everything goes according to schedule, the nomination could reach the Senate floor by Oct. 2, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) said. He said the committee would first take up the nomination of William S. Sessions to be FBI director on Sept. 9, the day after the Senate returns from its monthlong vacation.