August 31, 2001 |
A private group that defends government whistle-blowers urged Congress to investigate the Justice Department for secretly subpoenaing an Associated Press reporter's personal phone records. The Justice Department's actions will have "a profound and lasting 'chilling' effect on the legitimate flow of information," the National Whistleblower Center said in a letter to the chairmen of the Senate and House judiciary committees.
April 23, 2002 |
The front-runner for the Republican nomination in New Jersey's Senate race dropped out, four days after federal agents seized financial records from his office. James Treffinger, the Essex County executive, withdrew after losing support of state and national GOP officials in the race to unseat Democratic Sen. Robert Torricelli.
February 24, 1997 |
Congress should delay a vote on the balanced-budget amendment to avoid what could be a crushing defeat, House Budget Committee Chairman John R. Kasich (R-Ohio) said. "You don't want to take a vote if you don't think you are going to win," Kasich said on CBS-TV's "Face the Nation." The Senate is heading toward a vote as early as this week on a proposal to amend the Constitution to require the federal government to operate in balance.
October 13, 2002
Re "Democrats Pick Lautenberg to Replace Torricelli," Oct. 2: After the teary departure from the Senate race, does the good Sen. Robert Torricelli from the Garden State still get a pension of $145,000 for life? Will he have to give back the $8,100 watch he received from an "admirer"? Only in America! Robert Hughes Santa Ana The Republicans in this state should follow the lead of the Democrats in New Jersey and ignore the election laws here. Since Bill Simon can't win the gubernatorial race he ought to be asked to step down and perhaps have anyone who can beat Gray Davis run instead.
September 8, 2011 |
President Obama will have to decide by next week whether to continue, for yet another year, provisions of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba. Without a presidential extension, these provisions — though not others that were instituted by congressional action — will end this month. The ending of the embargo is long overdue. The current economic crisis provides a useful rationale for doing so. There is precedent for taking such a step with a communist nation during hard times. In the face of the Depression, prominent American businessmen began arguing that recognition of the Soviet Union would lead to a substantial increase in trade and so provide a much-needed boost to the U.S. economy.
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January 13, 1988 |
Two Democratic congressmen discussed the Iran-Iraq War on Tuesday with Foreign Minister Tarik Aziz and other Iraqi officials, a U.S. Embassy official said. Rep. Robert G. Torricelli of New Jersey and California Rep. Mel Levine of Santa Monica, both members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will also visit Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
November 18, 1999 |
The chief Senate backer of a bill that could help Schering-Plough Corp. win a lucrative patent extension on a popular allergy drug abruptly withdrew the legislation from a committee agenda amid a welter of negative publicity. The delay by Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) meant that the company probably will have to wait until the next session of Congress to press its case. The bill had been slated for action in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Madison, N.J.
April 8, 2000
Guests scheduled for Sunday's television interview shows: MEET THE PRESS NBC, 7 a.m., Channel 4 (VCR Plus No. 78460) * Cuban National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon; Sens. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.); Deputy Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.; Juan Miguel Gonzalez's attorney Gregory B. Craig FOX NEWS SUNDAY Fox, 8 a.m., Channel 11 (VCR Plus No. 60489) * Reps. Dick Armey (R-Texas), David E. Bonior (D-Mich.), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.