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August 21, 1997 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A congressman with years of law enforcement expertise along the U.S.-Mexico border is raising a new specter in the fight against drugs: Former U.S. soldiers are being lured by big money to provide security and other high-tech support for Mexican drug cartels. Silvestre Reyes, a longtime Border Patrol official in Texas who now serves in the House as a Democrat from El Paso, said in an interview Wednesday that former U.S.
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November 2, 2003 | Frank del Olmo
The House voted last week -- with the Senate expected to follow suit this week -- to give President Bush what he wanted: $87 billion to pay for ongoing U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and for reconstruction aid that Pentagon planners hope will help win hearts and minds in the two Muslim nations. But the huge bill for military occupations that show no signs of ending anytime soon could cost Bush the hearts and minds of many taxpayers in the United States. And skeptics like Rep.
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OPINION
November 2, 2003 | Frank del Olmo
The House voted last week -- with the Senate expected to follow suit this week -- to give President Bush what he wanted: $87 billion to pay for ongoing U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and for reconstruction aid that Pentagon planners hope will help win hearts and minds in the two Muslim nations. But the huge bill for military occupations that show no signs of ending anytime soon could cost Bush the hearts and minds of many taxpayers in the United States. And skeptics like Rep.
NEWS
August 21, 1997 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A congressman with years of law enforcement expertise along the U.S.-Mexico border is raising a new specter in the fight against drugs: Former U.S. soldiers are being lured by big money to provide security and other high-tech support for Mexican drug cartels. Silvestre Reyes, a longtime Border Patrol official in Texas who now serves in the House as a Democrat from El Paso, said in an interview Wednesday that former U.S.
NEWS
April 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
President Bush and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met Monday in a White House gathering that some members said left them optimistic but others said was short on commitment. In the meeting's opening remarks, Bush reiterated his "respect for the Hispanic culture." Bush said he and the caucus members would talk about a variety of issues, most important how to "make sure the world is more peaceful, more educated and more prosperous."
NEWS
March 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Immigration and Naturalization Service would be abolished under legislation approved Wednesday by a House subcommittee. In its place, two separate bureaus would enforce the nation's immigration laws and dole out benefits. "The INS is broken and must be fixed," said GOP Rep. Lamar S. Smith of Texas, chair of the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration and claims. "The agency moves from one crisis to the next, with no strategy on how to accomplish its missions successfully."
NEWS
September 15, 1987 | Associated Press
The Immigration and Naturalization Service wants the Vatican toclarify remarks by Pope John Paul II that some have interpreted as endorsing the sanctuary movement, an agency spokesman said Monday. In a speech here Sunday, the Pope praised the "courage and generosity" of those who aid refugees "arriving from the south." These helpers "have sought to show compassion in the face of complex human, social and political realities," the Pope said.
NEWS
May 6, 2001 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the White House, as of Saturday, se habla espanol. George W. Bush made history on Cinco de Mayo by becoming the first president to deliver a version of his weekly radio address from the Oval Office entirely in Spanish. The president paid tribute to Mexican Americans, emphasizing policies aimed at improving relations with Mexico. Bush, who speaks Spanish, recorded his address in a slow and well-pronounced manner, impressing Spanish-speaking listeners.
NEWS
June 11, 1999 | From Reuters
The House on Thursday approved a $288-billion defense authorization bill that includes funds for a military pay raise and boosts President Clinton's budget request by more than $8 billion. The bill authorizes $1.8 billion for a 4.8% military pay raise effective Jan. 1, and backs changes to the military retirement system already endorsed by the Senate earlier this year in a bid to reverse declining retention and recruitment rates.
NEWS
September 15, 1987 | Associated Press
A spokesman for Pope John Paul II has denied that the Pope meant to endorse the sanctuary movement in a speech this week to Latino Roman Catholics here. The Immigration and Naturalization Service said Monday that it wanted the Vatican to clarify the Pope's remarks of the previous day. The Pope praised the "courage and generosity" of those who aid refugees "arriving from the south."
NEWS
November 23, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Speaking for the Obama campaign on a conference call to discuss Republicans' position on illegal immigration, a Texas congressman called Mitt Romney's hard-line stance "incredibly perplexing" because of attacks he's faced for his Mormon faith. Reps. Silvestre Reyes and Charlie Gonzalez were tapped by the president's reelection campaign specifically to criticize Romney, seen by the Obama campaign as their most likely general election foe, on the immigration issue. In Tuesday night's national security debate, Newt Gingrich drew fire from his GOP rivals, including Romney, for advocating what he considered a "pro-family" view of immigration.
NATIONAL
December 20, 2007 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, chafing at the Justice Department's handling of a probe into missing CIA interrogation tapes, threatened Wednesday to subpoena two top CIA officials to jump-start the panel's own investigation. The department, which is conducting a criminal inquiry with the CIA inspector general into revelations that a CIA official destroyed videotapes of two terrorism suspects being interrogated in 2005, asked the panel last week to defer its inquiry.
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