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April 7, 1985 |
President Reagan said Friday that he has appointed William B. Lacy, director of political operations for the Republican National Committee, as director of the White House Office of Political Affairs.
October 7, 2005 |
The International Criminal Court has issued its first arrest warrants, naming five members of Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army, said William Lacy Swing, the top U.N. envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The LRA has abducted more than 30,000 children, forcing them to become fighters, porters or concubines. The group has killed thousands of civilians and forced more than 1,000,000 from their homes. Officials in The Hague, where the court is based, would not comment.
November 30, 1991
Delegates from 22 South Africa political organizations will hold talks on Dec. 20 and 21 in Johannesburg. The meeting, to be called the Convention for a Democratic South Africa, will be part of the tedious process designed to grant voting rights for the first time to the country's black majority.
January 25, 1995 |
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) filled two senior jobs in his nascent 1996 presidential campaign Tuesday, bringing in William B. Lacy as deputy campaign chairman and Scott Reed as campaign manager. Lacy was a senior aide in Dole's 1988 presidential effort and had served as White House political director in 1985-86. Reed is executive director of the Republican National Committee and was a leading architect of the party's successful 1994 campaign strategy.
February 26, 1996 |
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, burned by primary defeats in New Hampshire and Delaware and trying to refocus his Republican presidential campaign, has decided to demote his top strategist and fire his lead pollster, sources said late Sunday. Dole is expected today to demote advisor William Lacy and announce that pollster William McInturff will no longer be used. Dole told reporters at the airport here he didn't know anything about it, saying: "I will tell you all about it tomorrow morning."
January 26, 2007 |
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), a White House hopeful, said Thursday that the existence of the Congressional Black Caucus and other race-based groups of lawmakers amounted to segregation and should be abolished. "It is utterly hypocritical for Congress to extol the virtues of a colorblind society while officially sanctioning caucuses that are based on race," said Tancredo, who is most widely known as a vocal critic of illegal immigration.