April 30, 1991 |
After hearing a distraught Texas father describe the death of his 4-year-old daughter at an emergency medical clinic, a congressional panel Monday decried what it said is an alarming increase in medical horror stories in the fast-growing clinic industry. The industry has mushroomed at such a pace that currently nearly half of all surgeries are performed in clinics, yet they remain largely unregulated. "It's like Dodge City before the marshals," Dr.
November 5, 1991 |
A House panel went behind closed doors Monday to investigate possible criminal activity by an Alaska-based consortium of major oil companies and its security firm during a covert spying operation aimed at whistle-blowers. The House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee began two days of hearings into allegations of wrongdoing by Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., operator of the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline, and its Florida-based security firm, the Wackenhut Corp.
October 11, 1991 |
In a highly charged confrontation to be played out today before a national television audience, a second woman who worked with Clarence Thomas is expected to join law professor Anita Faye Hill in telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Supreme Court nominee made sexual comments to her while they worked together at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
September 30, 1993 |
The Clinton Administration, crusading to sell its health care plan on Capitol Hill, won its first GOP convert Wednesday as moderate Sen. James M. Jeffords of Vermont agreed to sign on as a co-sponsor of the White House bill that will be submitted to Congress within a few weeks. Jeffords made his announcement as First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton testified before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, of which he is a member.
September 26, 1991 |
Hundreds of reporters, television crews, AIDS activists and right-wing stalwarts will jostle into a Capitol Hill hearing room this morning to watch a frail young woman, a hair's breadth from death, indict the public health establishment for allowing her dentist to infect her with AIDS. At the center of the tumult will be Rep. William E.
September 20, 1991 |
Robert M. Gates, President Bush's nominee to head the CIA, was in the "universe of people" at the agency who knew in 1986 that White House adviser Oliver L. North was providing support to the Nicaraguan resistance movement, an ex-CIA official said Thursday. Alan D. Fiers Jr.
September 12, 1997 |
National Security Advisor Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger testified Thursday that sloppy White House procedures allowed some Democratic donors with questionable reputations--and their foreign guests--to meet with President Clinton and his top aides. But Berger, the highest-ranking White House aide to appear before the Senate fund-raising hearings to date, insisted that the visits did not influence U.S.
October 15, 1991 |
Texas businessman John N. Doggett III, who strode into the spotlight of the Clarence Thomas controversy to allege that Anita Faye Hill "fantasized" about him, is a bright, self-assured professional, but also given to self-promotion and pomposity, those who know him said Monday. The 43-year-old management consultant and part-time professor from Austin, Tex.
December 7, 1995 |
An Oregon mother, her voice filled with emotion, told a congressional panel Wednesday how her son was so anguished over society's intolerance toward gays like himself that he killed himself by leaping off a freeway overpass and into the path of an 18-wheel truck. "Bobby needed an education free of the nagging fear that his difference would be discovered," Mary Griffith testified. "He needed to be respected and valued by his family and his community."
May 18, 1996 |
Republicans on the Senate Whitewater Committee charged Friday that there were flaws and limits in an official report the White House has claimed clears President and Mrs. Clinton of wrongdoing in the Whitewater case. The focus of the committee's attention was a report prepared for the Resolution Trust Corp. at a cost of nearly $4 million by a San Francisco-based law firm that spent two years examining Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan, the failed Little Rock, Ark.