January 14, 2002 |
Senior Bush administration officials defended themselves Sunday for not alerting the president and the public that thousands of employees and investors were likely to lose large amounts of money in the failing Enron Corp., arguing that the giant energy company already was doomed by the time its executives began to seek help from Washington last fall. In addition, Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill said that "in the broad scheme of things," he was not necessarily surprised that Enron sought U.S.
January 12, 2002 |
The Enron Corp. scandal is approaching a stage where questions about the investigative process may threaten the White House as much as revelations about its substantive dealings with the bankrupt energy giant. In the next several days, the most pointed questions confronting the administration may not be whether officials provided favored treatment for Enron as it slid toward ruin.
November 27, 2001 |
The White House has requested a third meeting with Hollywood power brokers--to be held Dec. 6 in Washington--for an update on wartime projects by film studios and television networks designed to polish America's image abroad. President Bush's senior political advisor, Karl Rove, dispatched two of his staffers to the West Coast in October to meet with mid-level producers, some network heads and others. After a second meeting Nov.
November 19, 2001 |
In the wake of the unprecedented meeting last Sunday between the Bush administration and the heads of every network and studio, many in the creative community, from Robert Redford to Oliver Stone, are growing concerned about governmental intrusion into the creative process.
November 2, 2001 |
A federal commission recommended Thursday that the government create a facility to develop and produce vaccines to combat bioterrorism. The panel, headed by Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, said a national laboratory is vital to respond to a massive biological attack. "The private sector is unlikely to be the answer to some of the more difficult vaccine issues," said the bipartisan panel, which was appointed by Congress in 1999.
November 2, 2001 |
At the Labor Department, where incoming mail has been disrupted for 10 days, dozens of enforcement cases are jeopardized because the timing on legal deadlines is set when a litigant mails a document. At the passport office, applications for passports have not been opened, so applicants' foreign trips could be in peril. And at the Capitol, congressional staffers charged with reading constituents' mail have been dispatched to district and state offices because no mail is coming to Capitol Hill.