August 18, 2001 |
The director of President Bush's program to expand religious groups' role in providing social services said Friday that he will resign, the latest setback to an initiative that has been beleaguered from its start. The resignation of John J. DiIulio Jr. as director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, while not entirely unexpected, nonetheless surprised many observers.
August 9, 2001 |
The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced her resignation Wednesday, marking the latest development in the highly contentious battle to determine who will lead the regulatory agency, a fight the Bush administration indicated is far from over. Ann W. Brown, a Democrat, said in an interview it is "important" that President Bush be allowed to select his own chairperson. Her resignation will take effect Nov.
August 1, 2001 |
Senators approved the nomination of former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms James Ziglar on Tuesday as the new Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner. Ziglar got a standing ovation from the senators after they approved his nomination by voice vote. "On behalf of the entire Senate, we wish Jim Ziglar well in his new role and new responsibilities," said Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), whose sentiments were echoed by Minority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.).
July 21, 2001 |
Presidential advisor Karl Rove met with two lobbyists from the pharmaceutical industry last month while he owned nearly $250,000 worth of stock in two drug companies, the White House acknowledged Friday. Rove had what the White House described as an introductory meeting June 5 with Alan F. Holmer, president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and former Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.), a lobbyist whose clients include the pharmaceutical trade group.
July 2, 2001 |
New Justice Department antitrust chief Charles A. James occupies an office on the opposite side of the building from his predecessor, Joel I. Klein. But he's sitting on the same hot seat in the antitrust prosecution of Microsoft Corp. After only two weeks on the job, James must decide in the next few weeks whether to appeal the landmark Microsoft antitrust case to the Supreme Court, engage Microsoft in a new round of settlement talks or return to U.S. District Court to fight the case again.
June 14, 2001 |
President Bush's top strategist, who owned more than $100,000 of Intel Corp. stock, met in March with the company's chief executive and two lobbyists as they pushed for federal approval of a corporate merger. The administration approved the deal less than two months later. White House officials said senior advisor Karl Rove referred the computer chip-maker's executives to others in the administration and played no part in the approval.