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June 19, 1998 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to dodge the charge that they are in the pocket of Big Tobacco, congressional Republicans rushed Thursday to craft a slimmed-down tobacco bill. One day after the Senate killed a massive antismoking measure, House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) promised a more modest approach that would crack down on teen smoking and drug use and give the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate nicotine as a drug.
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April 6, 2000 | GEORGE ROBERTSON, George Robertson is secretary-general of NATO
Why does the United States need NATO? Why not go it alone? The answer is that even a superpower needs allies to be successful in upholding its interests in the wider world. Without NATO, the United States could not have peacefully overcome its Cold War confrontation with the Soviet Union. In the recent Kosovo conflict, U.S. air power was the decisive factor.
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July 7, 1998 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, conservative Republicans worked aggressively for speedy congressional approval of a wide range of measures that would have sharply curtailed the Clinton administration's environmental programs. They failed.
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July 22, 1998 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate on Tuesday killed a proposal by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to require all handgun manufacturers to include childproof trigger locks with the firearms they sell. During floor debate preceding the vote, Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho), a board member of the National Rifle Assn., ridiculed Boxer's proposal as "a feel-good" measure that would only provide "a sense of false security" because such devices could actually cause guns to discharge.
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July 22, 1998 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate on Tuesday killed a proposal by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to require all handgun manufacturers to include childproof trigger locks with the firearms they sell. During floor debate preceding the vote, Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho), a board member of the National Rifle Assn., ridiculed Boxer's proposal as "a feel-good" measure that would only provide "a sense of false security" because such devices could actually cause guns to discharge.
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May 20, 1998 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton's refusal to aggressively apply trade sanctions against foreign companies this week has provoked a confrontation with the Republican-led Congress that damages his chances of advancing his foreign policy agenda. Clinton rebuffed Congress by waiving sanctions against several foreign firms doing business with Iran and by announcing that he intends to try to ease punishment of foreign businesses dealing in property taken from Americans after the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
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January 26, 1996 | JAMES BORNEMEIER
When Zoe Lofgren battled through a tough primary campaign in 1994 to win the Democratic nomination for the 16th Congressional District in San Jose, the future looked exceedingly bright. The general election would be a cakewalk, and perpetual reelection seemed assured in the Democratic fortress that retiring Rep. Don Edwards had overseen for 32 years. One tiny thing. Lofgren didn't see the Republican takeover of Congress coming.
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June 18, 1997 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a direct challenge to the authority of House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 50 rebellious GOP House members expressed outrage Tuesday over the leadership's drift away from their hard-line conservative approach and said that they plan to take their concerns today to the party's full delegation.
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December 25, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This was the year for Republicans in Congress to put up or shut up; to quit behaving like the naysayers they had become as members of the minority party, grab the reins of power and lead. Empowered with new majority party status, there was perhaps no other congressional delegation than the one from Orange County that had a greater opportunity to succeed.
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December 27, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's in a name? A lot, particularly for ardent Mexican nationalists wary of their country's ever-firmer ties to the United States, Mexico's northern neighbor and historic adversary. With the North American Free Trade Agreement scheduled to take effect on Saturday, Mexican lawmakers eager to assert "sovereignty" in the coming era of bolstered trans-border commerce have taken up a peculiar cause: They want to change their nation's official name.
NEWS
July 7, 1998 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, conservative Republicans worked aggressively for speedy congressional approval of a wide range of measures that would have sharply curtailed the Clinton administration's environmental programs. They failed.
NEWS
June 19, 1998 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to dodge the charge that they are in the pocket of Big Tobacco, congressional Republicans rushed Thursday to craft a slimmed-down tobacco bill. One day after the Senate killed a massive antismoking measure, House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) promised a more modest approach that would crack down on teen smoking and drug use and give the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate nicotine as a drug.
NEWS
May 20, 1998 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton's refusal to aggressively apply trade sanctions against foreign companies this week has provoked a confrontation with the Republican-led Congress that damages his chances of advancing his foreign policy agenda. Clinton rebuffed Congress by waiving sanctions against several foreign firms doing business with Iran and by announcing that he intends to try to ease punishment of foreign businesses dealing in property taken from Americans after the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
NEWS
June 18, 1997 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a direct challenge to the authority of House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 50 rebellious GOP House members expressed outrage Tuesday over the leadership's drift away from their hard-line conservative approach and said that they plan to take their concerns today to the party's full delegation.
NEWS
January 26, 1996 | JAMES BORNEMEIER
When Zoe Lofgren battled through a tough primary campaign in 1994 to win the Democratic nomination for the 16th Congressional District in San Jose, the future looked exceedingly bright. The general election would be a cakewalk, and perpetual reelection seemed assured in the Democratic fortress that retiring Rep. Don Edwards had overseen for 32 years. One tiny thing. Lofgren didn't see the Republican takeover of Congress coming.
NEWS
December 25, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This was the year for Republicans in Congress to put up or shut up; to quit behaving like the naysayers they had become as members of the minority party, grab the reins of power and lead. Empowered with new majority party status, there was perhaps no other congressional delegation than the one from Orange County that had a greater opportunity to succeed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2000 | GEORGE ROBERTSON, George Robertson is secretary-general of NATO
Why does the United States need NATO? Why not go it alone? The answer is that even a superpower needs allies to be successful in upholding its interests in the wider world. Without NATO, the United States could not have peacefully overcome its Cold War confrontation with the Soviet Union. In the recent Kosovo conflict, U.S. air power was the decisive factor.
NEWS
December 27, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's in a name? A lot, particularly for ardent Mexican nationalists wary of their country's ever-firmer ties to the United States, Mexico's northern neighbor and historic adversary. With the North American Free Trade Agreement scheduled to take effect on Saturday, Mexican lawmakers eager to assert "sovereignty" in the coming era of bolstered trans-border commerce have taken up a peculiar cause: They want to change their nation's official name.
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