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March 13, 1997 | Associated Press
The dispute between the White House and the FBI boils down to a simple misunderstanding, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno said Wednesday. At issue is whether FBI agents who told National Security Council staff members that China might be trying to influence U.S. elections also told those officials not to share the information with higher-ups at the White House. President Clinton has ordered an investigation into why he was not told.
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June 19, 2001 | From the Washington Post
The Federal Election Commission has decided to drop a 4-year-old case accusing major business organizations of illegally coordinating their 1996 campaign efforts with the Republican Party, but only after a stinging report by FEC investigators that questioned the credibility of "much of the testimony."
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NEWS
August 4, 1996 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
As the 1996 campaign moves into high gear with the national party conventions this month, American voters appear poised to execute another of the hairpin turns that have defined the nation's politics throughout this decade. Virtually left for dead after the Republican sweep in the 1994 midterm election, President Clinton heads into the final stages of the campaign with a commanding and broad-based lead in national surveys over Bob Dole, the presumptive GOP nominee.
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March 13, 1997 | Associated Press
The dispute between the White House and the FBI boils down to a simple misunderstanding, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno said Wednesday. At issue is whether FBI agents who told National Security Council staff members that China might be trying to influence U.S. elections also told those officials not to share the information with higher-ups at the White House. President Clinton has ordered an investigation into why he was not told.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1996 | MARC LACEY and BARBARA FERRY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Once known for voting in lock-step, House Republicans are beginning to step on each other's heels. The "contract with America" is now a distant memory, squabbling has broken out within the GOP on issues ranging from immigration to the Endangered Species Act--and area lawmakers are in the middle of the fray. "I've never seen this kind of behavior in the years I've been in Congress," veteran Glendale Rep. Carlos J. Moorhead said last year after a tiff with Rep.
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | From Associated Press
Voter apathy prompted declines in voter turnout in some states Tuesday, an election expert found, though how that could be was a mystery to Randy Frank, a Maryland Republican. "If a scandal a week hasn't brought people out to the polls, I give up faith in the people," said Frank, 36, of Germantown, who voted for GOP candidate Bob Dole.
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
A familiar controversy blanketed Tuesday night's election coverage. It was that old bugaboo: TV network projections based on exit polls. In past elections, networks used cumulative data from states whose polls had closed to project winners of presidential races before all the ballots in the West had been cast--possibly skewing other elections by influencing some people not to bother voting for significant local and statewide issues and candidates. Tuesday would be no different.
NEWS
November 7, 1996
* Designates incumbent DELAWARE (100%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Thomas Carper* 69 R Janet Rzewnicki 31 *--* INDIANA (99%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Frank O'Bannon 51 R Stephen Goldsmith 47 *--* MISSOURI (100%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Mel Carnahan* 57 R Margaret Kelly 40 *--* MONTANA (99%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Judy Jacobson 20 R Marc Racicot* 80 *--* NEW HAMPSHIRE (100%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Jeanne Shaheen 57 R Ovide Lamontagne 40 *--* NORTH CAROLINA (100%) *--* Party
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October 30, 1996 | NANCY CLEELAND and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Latino civil rights organization has asked the U.S. Justice Department to protect polling places in Orange County next Tuesday, saying some newly registered voters may be intimidated by signs from anti-illegal immigration activists that warn noncitizens not to vote.
NEWS
September 23, 1996 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 104th Congress, which began almost two years ago with Republicans storming the barricades of the Washington establishment, is ending with a mad dash for the exits. Republicans are doing everything in their power to make this the last full week before they adjourn and send their troops out for the fall's high-stakes election campaign.
NEWS
November 7, 1996
* Designates incumbent DELAWARE (100%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Thomas Carper* 69 R Janet Rzewnicki 31 *--* INDIANA (99%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Frank O'Bannon 51 R Stephen Goldsmith 47 *--* MISSOURI (100%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Mel Carnahan* 57 R Margaret Kelly 40 *--* MONTANA (99%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Judy Jacobson 20 R Marc Racicot* 80 *--* NEW HAMPSHIRE (100%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Jeanne Shaheen 57 R Ovide Lamontagne 40 *--* NORTH CAROLINA (100%) *--* Party
BUSINESS
November 7, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Dow Jones industrial average thundered Wednesday to its 32nd record of the year, as Wall Street bet that maintaining the political status quo in Washington will keep stocks on their bullish track. The Dow soared 96.53 points, or 1.6%, to a record 6,177.71, in the largest one-day point gain since March 18 and the sixth-biggest in history. Trading was very heavy on the New York Stock Exchange, where winners topped losers by more than 2 to 1.
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | From Associated Press
Voter apathy prompted declines in voter turnout in some states Tuesday, an election expert found, though how that could be was a mystery to Randy Frank, a Maryland Republican. "If a scandal a week hasn't brought people out to the polls, I give up faith in the people," said Frank, 36, of Germantown, who voted for GOP candidate Bob Dole.
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
A familiar controversy blanketed Tuesday night's election coverage. It was that old bugaboo: TV network projections based on exit polls. In past elections, networks used cumulative data from states whose polls had closed to project winners of presidential races before all the ballots in the West had been cast--possibly skewing other elections by influencing some people not to bother voting for significant local and statewide issues and candidates. Tuesday would be no different.
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Internet traffic slowed to a crawl Tuesday evening as millions of people logged on to check up-to-the-minute election returns, download speech transcripts and chat about the results. Harried election site monitors and frustrated users said the World Wide Web's first U.S. presidential election proved a lesson in both the power and weaknesses of the new medium.
NEWS
October 30, 1996 | NANCY CLEELAND and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Latino civil rights organization has asked the U.S. Justice Department to protect polling places in Orange County next Tuesday, saying some newly registered voters may be intimidated by signs from anti-illegal immigration activists that warn noncitizens not to vote.
NEWS
December 31, 1995 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In a year when the flames of racial antagonism have flared with sometimes frightening intensity, affirmative action has proven to be surprisingly soggy tinder. Last spring, many supporters of affirmative action worried that the conservative surge that carried the GOP to power in Congress in 1994 might inexorably sweep away programs built to expand opportunities for women and minorities. But the blitzkrieg never occurred.
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January 11, 1995 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
Republican Party Chairman Haley Barbour, declaring that illegal immigration looms as a major issue in the 1996 elections, said Tuesday that he endorses a government crackdown on employers who hire illegal immigrants.
NEWS
October 30, 1996 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Latino turnout expected to hit an all-time high in next week's elections, a coalition of rights activists unveiled a nationwide plan Tuesday aimed at countering possible harassment and intimidation of voters. The effort--dubbed Latino Election Watch '96--includes toll-free hotlines for complaints, and a team of lawyers from California to New York ready to investigate potential violations of the Voting Rights Act and go into federal court seeking injunctions or other relief.
NEWS
September 23, 1996 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 104th Congress, which began almost two years ago with Republicans storming the barricades of the Washington establishment, is ending with a mad dash for the exits. Republicans are doing everything in their power to make this the last full week before they adjourn and send their troops out for the fall's high-stakes election campaign.
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