Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsWhite House U S
IN THE NEWS

White House U S

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
October 30, 1994 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Colorado man standing among tourists in front of the White House pulled a Chinese-made assault rifle from beneath his trench coat Saturday and fired 20 to 30 shots at the mansion and the West Wing, where President Clinton has his office. No one was injured, and White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta told reporters: "The President and his family were never in any danger." The suspected gunman was subdued by passersby.
ARTICLES BY DATE
WORLD
October 23, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sought to strengthen their countries' fragile relationship with a two-hour Oval Office meeting Wednesday that touched on sensitive subjects, including U.S. drone strikes, Afghanistan's future and the security of Islamabad's growing nuclear arsenal. In their first face-to-face meeting, the leaders said they emphasized mutual efforts to stabilize Pakistan's economy and deal with terrorism and other security threats.
Advertisement
NEWS
April 5, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting claims that his actions resulted from mental illness, a federal jury Tuesday convicted Francisco Martin Duran of attempted assassination of President Clinton and nine other weapon-related charges for spraying the White House with semiautomatic rifle fire last October. A jury of 10 women and two men deliberated only five hours before convicting the former Colorado hotel worker. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Richey set sentencing for June 29. U.S. Atty. Eric H. Holder Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2002 | Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court upheld California's assault weapons control act Thursday, ruling that there is no constitutional right for individuals to keep and bear arms. The 3-0 decision, declaring that the 2nd Amendment protects only the right of states to organize and maintain militias, is flatly at odds with the position of the Bush administration and a decision last year by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. California adopted the nation's most sweeping assault weapons ban in 1999.
NEWS
April 4, 1995
Jurors in the trial of Francisco Martin Duran were asked to determine if the 26-year-old Coloradan sought to kill President Clinton when he fired at the White House, or whether he acted out of severe mental illness. Capping a two-week trial, prosecutors and defense attorneys argued about Duran's mental state when he sprayed the White House with 25 to 30 rounds from an assault rifle Oct. 29. If convicted of attempted assassination, he could receive a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.
NEWS
March 30, 1992 | From The Times' Washington staff
A BRIDGE TOO FAR: Elements of the CIA are on the move. . . . Director Robert M. Gates, who wants to make the agency more responsive to requests from the President and other policy-makers, has decided to move top intelligence officers from suburban Langley, Va., to new digs in downtown Washington.
NEWS
November 2, 1994 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A note scrawled on a map and statements by a former co-worker have led investigators to believe that Francisco Martin Duran, the Colorado man accused of spraying bullets at the White House, may have come to Washington to try to assassinate President Clinton, federal sources said Tuesday. As a result of the new evidence, federal prosecutors are considering a new and more serious charge of attempted assassination of the President, the sources said.
NEWS
November 12, 1994 | From Associated Press
Veterans are seriously underrepresented in senior Administration positions, and those who fought in Vietnam have been ignored in the appointment of White House staff, says a study by veterans interest groups. Veterans activist John Wheeler, using Office of Personnel Management figures, said only 21% of the nearly 600 men appointed as of last June to offices needing Senate confirmation were veterans. Among White House staff, the figure was far smaller, he said.
NEWS
November 3, 1994 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Francisco Martin Duran is mentally competent to stand trial for allegedly firing 27 shots at the exterior of the White House on Saturday. Magistrate Deborah Robinson issued the ruling on the recommendation of prosecutors even though Duran cut short his one-day psychiatric exam by refusing to answer all the doctor's questions. He did so after his court-provided lawyer, Leigh Kenny, filed motions--later denied by the court--to halt the examination.
NEWS
December 5, 1995 | from Times Wire Services
Hillary Rodham Clinton opened the White House holiday season Monday by peering into an artist's edible rendition of her childhood home on Wisner Street in Park Ridge, Ill. Clad in a kelly-green suit and colorful Christmas jewelry, Mrs. Clinton said her girlhood home's northern exposure was perfect for her and brother Hugh to play in the snow. "If we built a snowman here, the snowman would be there until the bitter end of winter," she said. The 70-pound home is made of gingerbread and icing.
NEWS
July 13, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A car parked on the White House driveway prompted authorities to partially evacuate the West Wing for about an hour as bomb experts checked for explosives. They found none. President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney continued to work inside, though dozens of White House staff members and journalists were cleared out. A Secret Service dog twice "reacted" to the car on the driveway facing Pennsylvania Avenue, said Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.
NEWS
September 5, 2000 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 6 million adults without health insurance could be covered at a cost of $23 billion a year by expanding current federal health programs for the poor, according to a report being issued today by the Clinton administration. The study claims this would be more effective than giving people tax deductions or credits to buy private insurance.
NEWS
June 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
President Clinton kicked off a White House campaign designed to erase the stigma of mental illness. "In too many of our hearts," he said, "mental illness is misunderstood and feared." The president teamed with Tipper Gore in his weekly radio address as a prelude to Monday's first White House conference on mental illness. He said the session will seek ways to dispel myths about the mentally ill. Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore, disclosed recently that she underwent treatment for depression.
NEWS
January 16, 1999 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The catch phrase at the White House these days is "the parallel universes." It refers to the science-fiction concept of two worlds existing side by side but never intersecting. Building a wall of sorts between White House policy officials and the president's legal defense team has allowed the work of the presidency to continue. Appointments get made. Policy is formulated. A budget is prepared.
NEWS
December 5, 1995 | from Times Wire Services
Hillary Rodham Clinton opened the White House holiday season Monday by peering into an artist's edible rendition of her childhood home on Wisner Street in Park Ridge, Ill. Clad in a kelly-green suit and colorful Christmas jewelry, Mrs. Clinton said her girlhood home's northern exposure was perfect for her and brother Hugh to play in the snow. "If we built a snowman here, the snowman would be there until the bitter end of winter," she said. The 70-pound home is made of gingerbread and icing.
NEWS
April 5, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting claims that his actions resulted from mental illness, a federal jury Tuesday convicted Francisco Martin Duran of attempted assassination of President Clinton and nine other weapon-related charges for spraying the White House with semiautomatic rifle fire last October. A jury of 10 women and two men deliberated only five hours before convicting the former Colorado hotel worker. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Richey set sentencing for June 29. U.S. Atty. Eric H. Holder Jr.
NEWS
November 18, 1994 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors on Thursday escalated their case against the man accused of peppering the White House with gunfire last month, indicting Francisco Martin Duran on a charge of attempting to assassinate President Clinton. U.S. Atty. Eric H. Holder Jr. told reporters that "we have sufficient information now" to support the more serious charge, even though officials repeatedly have said Duran fired randomly at the White House on the afternoon of Oct. 29 and that Clinton was never in danger.
NEWS
June 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
President Clinton kicked off a White House campaign designed to erase the stigma of mental illness. "In too many of our hearts," he said, "mental illness is misunderstood and feared." The president teamed with Tipper Gore in his weekly radio address as a prelude to Monday's first White House conference on mental illness. He said the session will seek ways to dispel myths about the mentally ill. Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore, disclosed recently that she underwent treatment for depression.
NEWS
April 4, 1995
Jurors in the trial of Francisco Martin Duran were asked to determine if the 26-year-old Coloradan sought to kill President Clinton when he fired at the White House, or whether he acted out of severe mental illness. Capping a two-week trial, prosecutors and defense attorneys argued about Duran's mental state when he sprayed the White House with 25 to 30 rounds from an assault rifle Oct. 29. If convicted of attempted assassination, he could receive a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.
NEWS
November 18, 1994 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors on Thursday escalated their case against the man accused of peppering the White House with gunfire last month, indicting Francisco Martin Duran on a charge of attempting to assassinate President Clinton. U.S. Atty. Eric H. Holder Jr. told reporters that "we have sufficient information now" to support the more serious charge, even though officials repeatedly have said Duran fired randomly at the White House on the afternoon of Oct. 29 and that Clinton was never in danger.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|