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March 1, 1995 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With just over 25 minutes left until a scheduled showdown, the deal to balance the budget by constitutional amendment began to come apart in the full view of whirring cameras and a packed gallery of citizens Tuesday night. As late as 6:35 p.m. EST, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), still in command of debating time on the Senate floor, could muster no more voices to join him in opposing the amendment and the measure appeared headed for a historic--if narrow--victory.
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April 6, 2000 | GEORGE ROBERTSON, George Robertson is secretary-general of NATO
Why does the United States need NATO? Why not go it alone? The answer is that even a superpower needs allies to be successful in upholding its interests in the wider world. Without NATO, the United States could not have peacefully overcome its Cold War confrontation with the Soviet Union. In the recent Kosovo conflict, U.S. air power was the decisive factor.
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December 27, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's in a name? A lot, particularly for ardent Mexican nationalists wary of their country's ever-firmer ties to the United States, Mexico's northern neighbor and historic adversary. With the North American Free Trade Agreement scheduled to take effect on Saturday, Mexican lawmakers eager to assert "sovereignty" in the coming era of bolstered trans-border commerce have taken up a peculiar cause: They want to change their nation's official name.
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March 1, 1995 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With just over 25 minutes left until a scheduled showdown, the deal to balance the budget by constitutional amendment began to come apart in the full view of whirring cameras and a packed gallery of citizens Tuesday night. As late as 6:35 p.m. EST, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), still in command of debating time on the Senate floor, could muster no more voices to join him in opposing the amendment and the measure appeared headed for a historic--if narrow--victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2000 | GEORGE ROBERTSON, George Robertson is secretary-general of NATO
Why does the United States need NATO? Why not go it alone? The answer is that even a superpower needs allies to be successful in upholding its interests in the wider world. Without NATO, the United States could not have peacefully overcome its Cold War confrontation with the Soviet Union. In the recent Kosovo conflict, U.S. air power was the decisive factor.
NEWS
December 27, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's in a name? A lot, particularly for ardent Mexican nationalists wary of their country's ever-firmer ties to the United States, Mexico's northern neighbor and historic adversary. With the North American Free Trade Agreement scheduled to take effect on Saturday, Mexican lawmakers eager to assert "sovereignty" in the coming era of bolstered trans-border commerce have taken up a peculiar cause: They want to change their nation's official name.
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