August 1, 1988 |
Kansas Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum, often touted as a possible GOP vice presidential candidate, said Sunday that she is not interested in the job and does not "wish to be considered." The two-term senator, daughter of 1936 Republican presidential nominee Alfred M. Landon, rejected the political speculation about her on NBC's "Meet the Press" when she was asked: "Do you want the job?" "No," she replied.
September 21, 1989 |
Possible Senate consideration of a tax on the short-term investments of tax-exempt pension funds raised protests Wednesday on Wall Street but drew support from some economists who believe that it could discourage excessive trading for quick profits. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.
October 16, 1991 |
Here are excerpts from the Senate debate Tuesday preceding the vote to confirm Clarence Thomas' nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.): The issue before us is the fate of the Supreme Court and the Constitution now and for decades to come. It is no secret that I oppose Judge Thomas' nomination.
December 8, 1996 |
In a simple ceremony attended by their families and a few well-known friends, Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum and former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. were married Saturday, the first time two people who served in the Senate have ever tied the knot. "She was beautiful, he was handsome, and they were happy," said former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander, who attended the wedding with his wife, Honey, at St. Alban's Church in Washington.
March 10, 1989 |
When Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum (R-Kan.) cast the lone GOP vote Thursday against John Tower's nomination to be defense secretary, it was just the latest example of an independent streak that has earned her respect in both parties. Three years ago, the daughter of 1936 Republican presidential nominee Alfred M. Landon bucked the Ronald Reagan Administration by voting for economic sanctions against South Africa and by helping to lead the Senate in an override of the President's veto.
November 7, 1996 |
For the man who asked the pointed question during the Senate Watergate hearings--"What did the president know and when did he know it?"--could his focus on romance be any less laser-like? After all, when you are former Tennessee Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. interested in dating outgoing Kansas Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, you don't just take a deep breath, dial her up and hope she'll go out with you.