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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1988
Well, Goodman is at it again, bashing Nixon. The virulence of her leftist bile and bigotry is reminiscent of Pavlov's dogs. It is Goodman and her fellow travelers, thinking with their emotions, who owe Nixon an apology. The anti-war demonstrators and media which demanded we abandon a nation and 55,000 American dead owe Nixon, Americans and the people of Vietnam an apology for the boat people, the murderous Khmer Rouge, and totalitarian communism. Watergate and Dow Chemical's Napalm don't even rank against the terror unleashed by the "peace-loving nation of North Vietnam" and its fellow Cambodian communists.
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June 15, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro
Antiwar Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) filed suit in federal court Wednesday seeking to halt the U.S. military action in Libya, saying it is unconstitutional. Kucinich and Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, another longtime war critic, led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the latest challenge to the White House's authority to conduct the campaign without seeking congressional approval under the War Powers Act. Photos: U.S., allies strike targets in Libya "With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated," Kucinich said.
NATIONAL
June 3, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
The House voted Friday to require President Obama to swiftly report to Congress the rationale behind continued U.S. military engagement in Libya, launching a potential showdown over federal funding for the NATO-led operation. Amid mounting antiwar sentiment in Congress, the House voted 268 to 145 for the resolution, which also said that the administration failed to make its case for military action as required by the authority of the War Powers Act. By bringing the resolution up for a vote, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio)
NEWS
August 7, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
The heads of more than 40 Muslim nations have consulted with Saudi Arabia and expressed approval of its conduct last week when Iranian extremists apparently sparked a riot in the holy city of Mecca that left more than 400 dead and 600 injured, the Saudi ambassador to the United States said Thursday. At the same time, Secretary of State George P.
NATIONAL
June 24, 2011 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
The House of Representatives refused to either endorse or curtail U.S. involvement in Libya, delivering a mixed message Friday that highlighted deep divisions surrounding the issue. By an overwhelming margin, lawmakers refused to sanction U.S. participation in a NATO campaign of airstrikes in the North African country, a vote that amounted to a rare, bipartisan rebuke of a president's foreign policy during an active military conflict. Minutes later, however, a Republican-led effort to try to curb financial support for U.S. involvement also failed.
NATIONAL
June 19, 2011 | Christi Parsons
President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner played five hours of golf together Saturday, emerging with no deals on any of their current conflicts but showing signs that relations between them are cordial. In a bipartisan pairing, Obama and Boehner teamed up and beat Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich in a game that went down to the wire on the 18th hole, according to White House officials, who provided no further details about the level of play.
NEWS
November 10, 1987 | United Press International
The Administration, arguing today that a federal judge should not force President Reagan to abide by the War Powers Act, said that there is no daily combat in the Persian Gulf to warrant it and that the judiciary has no business in the political question. Responding to a lawsuit filed by 110 congressional Democrats, Justice Department attorney Robert J. Cynkar told U.S. District Judge George H. Revercomb, "There are some questions the court can never consider."
NEWS
October 20, 1987 | United Press International
The Senate broke a filibuster today against a watered-down version of the War Powers Act that would give lawmakers a vote on Reagan Administration policy in the Persian Gulf. The 67-28 tally, more than enough to pass the bill in a direct vote, put the Senate into no more than 30 hours of debate on a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) and Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1986
Anyone with common sense and some knowledge of Latin America has to applaud your editorial (Sept. 12), "No Confidence in Contras." Unfortunately, those who most need to read it--President Reagan and his advisers--will certainly ignore it. Not long ago I visited Washington and, as a retired Foreign Service officer, discussed Central American affairs with a number of knowledgeable officials. It was soon made clear to me that the Reagan Administration's watchword on the Sandinistas is "whatever it takes" to get rid of them.
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