June 24, 1998 |
For Mexican diplomats in Washington, dealing with the United States government too often is like wrestling with a hydra, the Greek mythical monster of many heads. So many U.S. agencies and institutions concern themselves with Mexico, no sooner does a diplomat finish business with one than another pops up snarling. The latest example involves the controversial money-laundering sting, Operation Casablanca.
July 10, 1994 |
"Money is the mother's milk of politics," the late Jesse Unruh, California's powerful Assembly speaker, used to say. And if you want to see how right he was, take a look at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent ruling that oxygen compounds from renewable sources must be added to gasoline next year in Los Angeles and other smoggy cities, including New York, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia.
June 15, 1994 |
The Senate, trying to cut a partisan knot, voted along party lines Tuesday to begin limited hearings into the Whitewater controversy before the end of next month. With all 56 Democrats voting yes and 43 Republicans voting no, the Senate approved a resolution offered by Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Me.) to authorize the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee to investigate some aspects of Whitewater at hearings to begin no later than July 29.
February 4, 1994 |
President Clinton's decision to lift the trade embargo against Vietnam hit home with Vietnam war veterans, business leaders and members of Orange County's Vietnamese community. The news brought anger, jubilation and hopeful talk of future cooperation. On Thursday, several people offered their thoughts on the decision. * The Rev. Joseph Son Nguyen, 30, is a priest at St. Boniface Church in Anaheim. He often works as a youth counselor in the Vietnamese community.