June 17, 1987 |
Addressing mayors of the nation's financially pressed cities, GOP presidential contender Pat Robertson on Tuesday proposed a 10% income tax credit for contributions to "officially authorized" urban projects. The television evangelist told the U.S. Conference of Mayors that his proposal to help the cities meet their needs at a time of federal aid cutbacks would give citizens and businesses who contributed "a new sense of pride" in the projects they backed.
June 1, 1987 |
Before launching into his pitch for support for his long-shot presidential candidacy at the Midwestern Republican leadership conference this weekend, former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr. made a point of introducing his wife, Pat. "Like my American Express card," he said slyly, "I never leave home without her these days."
November 9, 1987 |
A few days after the Oct. 19 stock market crash, House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.) emerged from a hurried meeting with President Reagan and paused in the White House driveway to chat with reporters about how to reassure investors. The bulls who hope for a market rebound "don't want any protectionism or any restraints on trade," Michel said.
September 21, 1987 |
Wasting no time in making the proposed nuclear arms treaty a major bone of contention among Republicans running for President, the three most conservative candidates and the one with the most military experience expressed strong reservations here over the weekend about the tentative agreement announced Friday by the United States and the Soviet Union. "I regret more deeply than I can express that the . . . agreement is seriously flawed," said Alexander M. Haig Jr.
May 17, 1987 |
Short, bespectacled and a bit jug-eared, Democratic Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois is quick to admit that he scarcely fits the ideal of presidential appearance. Unkind critics even jeer that Simon, with his bow ties, resembles television comic Peewee Herman.
February 19, 1988 |
Democrat Bruce Babbitt and Republican Pierre S. (Pete) du Pont IV, two former governors who campaigned as outsiders willing to challenge their parties' orthodoxies, dropped out of the presidential race Thursday. Neither endorsed another candidate for now. In analyzing his defeat, Babbitt provided an epitaph that could apply to either campaign.