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October 1, 2003 | From Associated Press
House and Senate negotiators reached quick agreement Tuesday on what would be the first federal act in three decades to ban an abortion procedure. Supporters of a ban on what they call "partial-birth abortion" said it would end what they termed an inhumane practice and give momentum to their drive to overturn the 1973 Roe vs. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared women have the right to an abortion.
October 21, 1998 | From Associated Press
An exemption in U.S. drug policy that traffickers use to bring controlled substances into the United States from Mexico would be eliminated under a bill the Senate passed Tuesday and sent to the White House. The measure cleared the House without dissent in August. The bill would require travelers declaring drugs at the U.S.-Mexican border to have an American prescription or be able to prove that they were recommended by a U.S. doctor.
January 16, 1999
Rep. Bill McCollum (R-Fla.) began the days proceedings by arguing that witness tampering and obstruction of justice are among the most serious crimes that can be committed. Using Monica S. Lewinsky's testimony from the Starr report, McCollum sought to prove the president's guilt in reference to the charges. Rep. George W. Gekas (R-Pa.) stressed the importance of upholding the judicial system in order to protect the rights of average American citizens.
February 23, 1997 | From Associated Press
President Clinton arrived in Washington four years ago with a full head of wavy, graying hair. It has grown silvery in time--more presidential, if anything. But what is this? The main man's mane is on the wane. In the right light--and at certain camera angles--the pink flesh of Clinton's scalp shines through his feathered hairdo. Thick thatches of hair in front and on the sides give way to thinner trails atop and back.
Rep. Elton Gallegly left a hospital bed Tuesday afternoon to join in the early maneuvering as Congress began debate on overhauling the nation's immigration laws. Looking haggard and suffering from flu-like symptoms that put him in the hospital Monday, Gallegly took part in a procedural vote and delivered some brief remarks on the subject, then headed home. "I don't feel well, but the nation's immigration laws aren't well, either," Gallegly said as he left the Capitol.
August 19, 2010 | By James Oliphant, Tribune Washington Bureau
Two years after scoring a decisive win in the seesawing political environment for which Ohio is famous, President Obama returned Wednesday to an altered landscape, where Democratic fortunes are seemingly tipping back the other way. A fierce battleground in the last three presidential elections, Ohio was good to Democrats in 2008, not only handing the president a victory over John McCain but helping House candidates capture traditional Republican strongholds...
May 15, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - Testifying on Capitol Hill, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. promised a thorough criminal investigation of the targeting of conservative organizations by the IRS that will look at potential civil rights violations and false statements that may have broken the law. Holder said the probe would be spearheaded by FBI agents and federal prosecutors headquartered in Washington and would go far beyond the Cincinnati office, which top IRS...
October 23, 2007 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
Owners of the historic Delta Queen, the country's best-known paddle-wheeler, say they may be forced to pull the boat out of regular overnight service on the Mississippi River unless Congress extends its exemption from safety laws. Opponents say the 1926 steamboat, with a steel hull and wooden superstructure, is a fire hazard. The waiver exempts the Delta Queen from a federal law that requires fire-retardant materials on vessels carrying 50 or more passengers on overnight trips.
July 28, 2011 | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
Senior State Department officials came under tough questioning from lawmakers Wednesday over the Obama administration's reluctance to call for Syrian President Bashar Assad's departure. Despite the Assad government's bloody crackdown on demonstrators, U.S. officials have shied away from calling directly for his ouster. They worry that the United States would end up looking weak if Assad managed to hang on in the face of popular pressure. And with American leverage limited in Syria, they also have been reluctant to raise expectations about what the administration might be prepared to do to unseat the regime.
January 8, 1999
Thumbnail sketches of the 13 Republican House Judiciary Committee members who will present the case against President Clinton: Henry Hyde, 74. Elected in 1974, Hyde, who represents Chicago suburbs, presided over the Judiciary proceedings that led to the full House impeachment. F. James Sensenbrenner, 55. Elected in 1978, Sensenbrenner represents Milwaukee's suburbs. He is also chairman of the House Science Committee, where he has dealt with the international space station. Bill McCollum, 54.
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