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July 31, 1999 | Associated Press
Former Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Scott Harshbarger, who lost a race for governor last fall, was named the president of Common Cause, a citizens lobby group, Friday. He succeeds Ann McBride, who left in May. "I've spent my life in public service believing that our values are articulated in our public policies, so I'm tremendously grateful for this opportunity to help shape America's public interest agenda for the 21st century," Harshbarger said.
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July 31, 1999 | Associated Press
Former Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Scott Harshbarger, who lost a race for governor last fall, was named the president of Common Cause, a citizens lobby group, Friday. He succeeds Ann McBride, who left in May. "I've spent my life in public service believing that our values are articulated in our public policies, so I'm tremendously grateful for this opportunity to help shape America's public interest agenda for the 21st century," Harshbarger said.
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October 18, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney named a blue-ribbon panel to review the state's prison system following the August jailhouse slaying of John Geoghan, a former priest at the heart of a clergy sexual abuse scandal. Former Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Scott Harshbarger will lead the commission, which includes current and former corrections officials, community leaders and state lawmakers, Romney said.
NEWS
August 17, 2000
'The Republicans will get you born, but you're on your own from then on.' REP. JAMES L. OBERSTAR, member of the Congressional Right to Life caucus * 'It's not going to be enough to put a lot of sentimental ads on television.' MICHAEL CAMUNEZ, Los Angeles lawyer * 'You have to pay to play. It's about influence, it's about access and it's about a perceived quid pro quo.' SCOTT HARSHBARGER, director of Common Cause * 'First the notorious Tipper Gore and now the anti-music Lieberman . . .
NEWS
June 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, planning a run for governor, went before nearly 3,000 delegates at a state Democratic convention in Salem to apologize for highly publicized family problems affecting himself and his brother Michael. The Massachusetts Democrat has been dogged by questions about his decision to seek an annulment and about Michael Kennedy's alleged affair with a teenage baby sitter.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Credit Card Issuer Can't Charge Late Fees: A federal judge in Boston ruled that the issuer of the Discover Card credit card can't impose late charges on its Massachusetts cardholders. Tom Samulak, spokesman for Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Scott Harshbarger, said the ruling could eventually prevent issuers of other credit cards, such as Visa and MasterCard, from charging late fees in the state.
NEWS
August 31, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Accusing the tobacco industry of stalling, Massachusetts has pulled out of negotiations between nine states and cigarette makers trying to reach an out-of-court national tobacco settlement. Atty. Gen. Scott Harshbarger announced he would focus all attention on a lawsuit filed in state court. The state is seeking billions of dollars to reimburse Medicare expenditures spent on treating smoking-related diseases.
NEWS
February 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors accused Raymond L. Flynn, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, of wrongfully using campaign funds, and indicted two aides from Flynn's days as mayor of Boston. State Atty. Gen. Scott Harshbarger said in Boston that prosecutors were preparing to sue Flynn for using campaign money for family trips, meals and entertainment from 1988 to 1993.
NEWS
September 16, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, Raymond Flynn, said he will resign his post today. Sources said he is considering a run for governor of Massachusetts. The former Boston mayor has been ambassador to the Vatican since 1993. Flynn was expected to formally resign after his last official act, meeting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. Since Flynn announced he would resign last spring, politicians have speculated about which Massachusetts office he would seek once he returned.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
State attorneys general are optimistic about talks with the tobacco industry over settling suits for the costs of treating sick smokers despite Massachusetts' withdrawal from the negotiations. The closed-door discussions, which resumed last week after a three-week break, are expected to start again in New York on Wednesday.
NEWS
February 10, 2000 | From Associated Press
President Clinton said Wednesday he will nominate law professor Bradley A. Smith to fill a vacancy on the Federal Election Commission, ending a stalemate with Republican leaders but possibly setting up a contentious Senate confirmation. Smith has been a harsh critic of campaign funding laws, saying they have failed to rid the system of corrupting influences while infringing on constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression. He favors no limits on how much candidates can raise and spend.
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