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December 25, 1987 | CLARKE TAYLOR
Vice President George Bush has declined to participate in an ongoing public television series about the 1988 presidential campaign, "Candidates '88 With Marvin Kalb." He thus becomes the only one of the current presidential aspirants not to be interviewed by Kalb before a studio audience on the weekly, hourlong series. His replacement on the Jan. 3 broadcast, Kalb said, will be former Sen. Gary Hart, newly re-entered into the Democratic presidential race.
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September 10, 2004 | James Gerstenzang and Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writers
Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that Saddam Hussein had given "safe harbor" to Al Qaeda when he ruled Iraq, reviving a debate about the nature of the former Iraqi leader's contacts with the terror network. Speaking to about 400 Republicans at a convention center here, Cheney defended the U.S. invasion of Iraq, saying Hussein had refused to adhere to U.N. Security Council resolutions and had used chemical weapons against his own people.
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SPORTS
September 14, 1985 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Houston sportswriters came out of a Friday afternoon news conference here saying: "What a mess," and they weren't talking about the complimentary spread of baloney and ham. Apparently, fourth place hadn't been good enough for the Astro chairman of the board John McMullen, and, consequently, he fired general manager Al Rosen, who just didn't make enough off-season moves (zero) to satisfy his bosses.
NATIONAL
July 11, 2004 | Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer
Dozens of skeptical conservative activists flocked to a conference room on Capitol Hill to hear from George W. Bush, eldest son of the Republican nominee for president. It was 1988, and many of these activists -- abortion opponents, evangelical Christians and the like -- showed up with low expectations because his father, Vice President George H.W. Bush, was known for his occasional departures from conservative orthodoxy. Could the son be any different?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1985
I trust that all seniors will remember, President Reagan, Vice President Bush, Sen. Wilson and Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) in the next election. ROBBIE ROBERTSON Anaheim
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1986
I propose a question for Vice President Bush to find out if he is tough on crime. To George Bush: "In the event that the impartial investigations show that Ronald Reagan knew about or even directed the illegal transactions with Iran and the contras and he has to resign as Richard Nixon did, would you grant Reagan a pardon?" WILLIAM M. ALEXANDER San Luis Obispo
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | United Press International
President Reagan, giving Vice President George Bush a high-profile boost, will send him to the U.N. debate Thursday on the U.S. downing of a civilian Iranian airliner to call on the Security Council to step in and help end the Iran-Iraq War, the White House said today. "The President has asked Vice President Bush to represent the United States at tomorrow's U.N. Security Council debate on recent events in the Persian Gulf," White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater announced at a briefing.
NEWS
September 22, 1988 | Associated Press
A former senior aide to Panama Gen. Manuel A. Noriega says Vice President George Bush complained to Noriega about money laundering during a meeting five years ago, according to a British TV documentary. A Bush aide said today that Bush never discussed the matter with the general. The assertion by Col. Roberto Diaz Herrera contradicts Bush claims that the Reagan Administration took action against strongman Noriega as soon as it learned that he was allegedly involved in drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994
Re "North Launches Campaign for Senate Seat," Jan 28: Oliver North, who admitted lying to members of Congress seven years ago, now wants to join their ranks "to take back government from the insiders and wheeler-dealers and put it back where it belongs--in your hands." Well, you can't really say he invented wheeling and dealing, and working with insiders, but he certainly did his utmost to propagate the cause. Is this the pot calling the kettle black, or what? It will be interesting to watch to see just how gullible the voters of Virginia are this coming June.
NEWS
March 21, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
The White House, moving Friday to reconcile an apparent discrepancy between the statements of President Reagan and Vice President George Bush on a sensitive aspect of the Iran- contra affair, said Friday that the vice president did express reservations last year about the plan to sell arms to Iran, although he eventually supported the policy. At his press conference Thursday, Reagan replied "no" when asked by a reporter whether the vice president objected to the Iran operation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994
Re "North Launches Campaign for Senate Seat," Jan 28: Oliver North, who admitted lying to members of Congress seven years ago, now wants to join their ranks "to take back government from the insiders and wheeler-dealers and put it back where it belongs--in your hands." Well, you can't really say he invented wheeling and dealing, and working with insiders, but he certainly did his utmost to propagate the cause. Is this the pot calling the kettle black, or what? It will be interesting to watch to see just how gullible the voters of Virginia are this coming June.
NEWS
October 19, 1991 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Organizers trying to line up a historic meeting of all five living U.S. Presidents for the Nov. 4 dedication ceremonies of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library are finding it's a bit like herding cats. First, former President Jimmy Carter sent his regrets, saying he would be in Zambia monitoring the African nation's first democratic elections on Oct. 31.
NEWS
May 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
A former federal housing official, who admits taking bribes, testified today that a federal HUD grant was arranged for a project after its developer appealed to then-Vice President George Bush. DuBois L. Gilliam, a former deputy assistant secretary of housing and urban development, testified today about scandals at HUD and described in detail how officials there steered projects to political friends, including members of Congress.
NEWS
September 22, 1988 | Associated Press
A former senior aide to Panama Gen. Manuel A. Noriega says Vice President George Bush complained to Noriega about money laundering during a meeting five years ago, according to a British TV documentary. A Bush aide said today that Bush never discussed the matter with the general. The assertion by Col. Roberto Diaz Herrera contradicts Bush claims that the Reagan Administration took action against strongman Noriega as soon as it learned that he was allegedly involved in drugs.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | United Press International
President Reagan, giving Vice President George Bush a high-profile boost, will send him to the U.N. debate Thursday on the U.S. downing of a civilian Iranian airliner to call on the Security Council to step in and help end the Iran-Iraq War, the White House said today. "The President has asked Vice President Bush to represent the United States at tomorrow's U.N. Security Council debate on recent events in the Persian Gulf," White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater announced at a briefing.
NEWS
May 13, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, declaring he was taken aback by news reports that said his endorsement of George Bush was lukewarm, took the unusual step Thursday of issuing a written statement asserting that he is "enthusiastic, fully committed and . . . will go all out to make Vice President Bush the next President of the United States."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1985
Although the White House feebly denied it, the 25th Amendment was invoked as a means of transferring power when President Reagan underwent surgery for the removal of a cancerous tumor. In spite of the denials, to the delight of most Americans the process worked smoothly and effectively. While the amendment proved itself during the Watergate crisis, and again last month as an excellent means of spelling out presidential succession, it may contain a serious flaw in failing to clearly define the role of the vice president after he is handed the reins of government by a President so incapacitated he is unable to serve.
OPINION
April 17, 1988 | Jonathan Rauch, Jonathan Rauch covers economic policy for the National Journal.
The economic problems for a Bush Administration began about a month ago, when Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) dropped out of the presidential race. Dole had been pounding away at the federal budget deficit, preaching the old-time Republican religion of balanced budgets and spending freezes; in response, a Washington Post story reported, Vice President Bush had come up with a detailed description of his own spending freeze. After Dole withdrew, Bush withdrew his detailed budget proposal.
NEWS
April 10, 1988 | CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writer
From appearances alone, the odds could hardly be better for George Bush. He sweeps through the Republican primaries, propelled steadily toward a convention coronation. One by one, most of his opponents have drawn into his fold, pledging their support. As Democratic candidates muddle through divisive battles, the vice president's team can watch confidently from the sidelines.
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