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December 5, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The tobacco industry's leading supporter on Capitol Hill issued subpoenas to the nation's four largest cigarette companies on Thursday, after the firms failed to meet a deadline for voluntarily turning over 834 internal documents. Rep. Thomas Bliley (D-Va.), sometimes called the "congressman from Philip Morris," gave the industry until noon today to comply with the subpoena.
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January 4, 2001 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new Congress assembled Wednesday on a political landscape transformed by the tumultuous 2000 election, and the narrowly divided House and Senate quickly faced a spate of decisions likely to determine whether George W. Bush's infant presidency is born into comity or conflict. Once Bush takes office on Jan. 20, Republicans will wield control over the House, Senate and the presidency for the first time in almost half a century.
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January 4, 2001 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new Congress assembled Wednesday on a political landscape transformed by the tumultuous 2000 election, and the narrowly divided House and Senate quickly faced a spate of decisions likely to determine whether George W. Bush's infant presidency is born into comity or conflict. Once Bush takes office on Jan. 20, Republicans will wield control over the House, Senate and the presidency for the first time in almost half a century.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2000
"Among those of us in the freshman class, there is a great deal of optimism that we are going to be able to work together in a bipartisan way." * Name: Adam Schiff Age: 40 Home: Burbank Profession: Congressman-elect Latest accomplishment: A former federal prosecutor, Schiff served four years as a state senator until this month. He was elected Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2000
"Among those of us in the freshman class, there is a great deal of optimism that we are going to be able to work together in a bipartisan way." * Name: Adam Schiff Age: 40 Home: Burbank Profession: Congressman-elect Latest accomplishment: A former federal prosecutor, Schiff served four years as a state senator until this month. He was elected Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1993
The debate leading up to the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) presented a classic dilemma: The Clinton Administration and its pro-NAFTA supporters (former Presidents, secretaries of state and Lee Iacocca) argued, inter alia , that NAFTA would create jobs in the United States through increased trade and international economic growth. The anti-NAFTA forces (principally, organized labor and Ross Perot) argued that the cheap Mexican labor and lax environmental standards would inevitably "suck" jobs down to Mexico and away from the U.S. Each side predicted dire consequences if its position did not prevail.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2002 | From Reuters
Mexico and Japan said Sunday that they will begin negotiating a wide-ranging free trade agreement in November to help end nearly a decade of static trade growth between the two nations. In a joint statement on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Mexican President Vicente Fox said they hoped to complete talks in a year.
NEWS
November 2, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari on Monday downplayed the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement, instead calling on Mexicans to spur prosperity by bolstering domestic economic initiatives. "Benefits will not be forthcoming in the short term, nor will they produce spectacular results," Salinas said of NAFTA. "With or without the agreement, the evolution of our economy will not be substantially altered in the immediate future.
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July 2, 2006 | Tim Jones, Chicago Tribune
More than 150 years separated the murders of Bridgett McCaffry and Teresa Halbach, but they may prove to be historic bookends to Wisconsin's 1853 law banning executions. Voters in Wisconsin will be asked in November whether the Legislature should enact the death penalty, ending the second-longest prohibition on capital punishment in the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2006 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
Leaders from the ACLU and downtown business interests have joined Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in backing a cleanup plan for skid row that involves cracking down on crime but not sweeping up homeless people from their tent cities. The consensus gives a decisive boost to the plan and comes after years of debate and competing visions about how Los Angeles should tackle crime and blight in skid row.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The tobacco industry's leading supporter on Capitol Hill issued subpoenas to the nation's four largest cigarette companies on Thursday, after the firms failed to meet a deadline for voluntarily turning over 834 internal documents. Rep. Thomas Bliley (D-Va.), sometimes called the "congressman from Philip Morris," gave the industry until noon today to comply with the subpoena.
NEWS
March 9, 2001 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The flurry of fatal shootings at schools has prompted a wave of new laws across the United States, as legislators have sought to encourage sharing of information between educators and police that was once withheld because of concerns about privacy. Since 1999, at least 16 states, including California, have enacted laws to regulate the sharing of students' records between schools and other government agencies--information sharing that traditionally was considered off limits.
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