November 13, 2004 |
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack told Democratic leaders Friday that he may seek the party's top job as the jockeying to replace Chairman Terry McAuliffe intensified. Vilsack, an ally of presidential nominee John F. Kerry, telephoned several Democratic National Committee members as he traveled in Europe, seeking their advice and asking them to withhold their endorsements of any candidate until he decided whether to seek the job.
January 20, 2002 |
The Democratic Party decided Saturday to allow states to hold their presidential nominating contests more than a month earlier in 2004 than they did in 2000, to follow the Republicans' front-loaded schedule. Under a measure approved on a voice vote at a meeting of about 300 elected members of the Democratic National Committee, a presidential contender could have the party's nomination sewn up as early as February 2004.
October 30, 2002 |
President Bush signed legislation Tuesday that Congress approved overwhelmingly to correct the sort of voter registration mix-ups and confusing ballots that threw his own election into bitter dispute two years ago. The "Help America Vote Act of 2002" will give states $3.
August 14, 2000 |
Less than 24 hours before the start of the Democratic National Convention, local organizers still had no final plan for divvying up the most coveted rewards for sponsors: credentials and sky boxes. Leaders of the host committee were waiting Sunday night to receive their allotment of sky box passes from the Democratic National Convention Committee. The late notice was generating confusion and fueling rumors about who was going to get what.
September 26, 1999 |
President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton have abandoned plans to accept a friend's loan guarantee and are seeking a conventional mortgage for the $1.7-million home they want to buy in suburban New York, a source said Saturday. The Clintons hope to complete a new financing arrangement by Nov. 1, their original closing date, said the source, who is familiar with the Clintons' financial planning and who spoke on condition of anonymity.
September 25, 2002 |
Prominent Democrats stepped gingerly Tuesday around former Vice President Al Gore's criticism of President Bush's policy on Iraq. Gore's vice presidential running mate of two years ago, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.), said he did not agree that action against Iraq could detract from the overall fight against terrorism. "I respectfully disagree with that part of it," he said. "I am confident the American military can do, and will do, both at once." Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.
September 18, 2004 |
Ralph Nader is back on Florida's ballot -- probably for good this time. The Florida Supreme Court ruled 6 to 1 Friday that he could run as the Reform Party presidential candidate in the November election. The decision met today's deadline for mailing 25,000 ballots to overseas voters, most of them military personnel, and ended a dizzying two weeks during which Nader was on and off the ballot.
April 21, 2004 |
Democrats have scored one small, belated victory in the 2000 presidential recount. President Bush's 2000 campaign has agreed to pay a $90,000 civil fine for failing to disclose fundraising and spending to the Federal Election Commission for its effort to win the Florida recount, the FEC said Tuesday. The campaign paid the fine to settle the case, which resulted from a complaint by Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe.
September 5, 2004 |
Some things are just bigger than politics. As Bill Clinton awaited open-heart surgery Saturday in a New York hospital, Vice President Dick Cheney -- who once considered running against Clinton for the presidency -- called the former president Saturday to wish him well and share his own experience with heart disease. Cheney told reporters traveling aboard Air Force Two that he had a brief conversation with the ailing Clinton. "I just called to let him know we're thinking about him," Cheney said.
July 26, 2001 |
The words emblazoned on millions of tax refund checks the government is sending out read a lot like a Republican political slogan to the head of the Democratic National Committee. The checks for up to $300 for individuals, $500 for heads of households and $600 for married couples filing jointly include this upbeat phrase: "Tax relief for America's workers."