January 21, 2009
Re "Her own party line," Jan. 17 The Times writes of Dianne Feinstein that "California's senior senator will not be taken for granted or hew to the party line." In my opinion, Feinstein should be "taken for granted," and perhaps is a Democrat in the same sense that Zell Miller or Joe Lieberman were Democrats. She pretty much signed off on President Bush's domestic wiretapping. I signed an on-line petition asking her to support the impeachment of Bush. I received a reply indicating that she found impeachment divisive and therefore would not support such a measure.
September 22, 2002 |
President Bush pressed Senate Democrats to meet the challenge of terrorism by agreeing to his proposal for a Department of Homeland Security that would have broad power to "move people and resources to meet new threats." In his weekly radio address, Bush said the bill now before the Senate was unacceptable and he favored a compromise by Sens. Phil Gramm (R-Texas) and Zell Miller (D-Ga.).
March 6, 1993 |
Sidestepping a decision on whether to eliminate the Confederate battle emblem from the state's official flag, Georgia state senators authorized a referendum on the issue. With the state polarized along black-white and urban-rural lines by the dispute, the lawmakers killed a compromise to designate two official flags. Instead, the senators voted 38 to 18 to let Georgians decide the fate of Gov. Zell Miller's proposal to drop the 13-starred rebel emblem from the state flag.
December 24, 1994 |
Dean Rusk, the secretary of state who helped lead America deeper into the Vietnam War, was buried Friday to a chorus of praise from colleagues for his willingness to shoulder blame for his actions. Rusk died Tuesday of heart failure at age 85. He was buried in this college town, where he taught international law after serving under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Sen. Sam Nunn and Gov.
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September 29, 1998 |
Jan Mittermeier, the county's chief executive officer, has been named one of the top public officials of the year by a national magazine, even as the fate of her job is uncertain. The 58-year-old chief executive will be honored in November at a dinner by Governing magazine alongside 10 others, including Georgia Gov. Zell Miller; Mike Moore, attorney general of Mississippi; and Richard J. Pennington, superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department.
November 10, 2004 |
"In the aftermath, the Democrats will form their ritual circular firing squad of recriminations." -- Former Clinton advisor Sidney Blumenthal, writing in the Guardian, Nov. 4, 2004 * Bruce Springsteen blames Jon Bon Jovi. John Bon Jovi blames James Taylor. James Taylor blames Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam blames the Dixie Chicks. The Dixie Chicks blame Dave Matthews. Dave Matthews blames Michael Stipe. Michael Stipe blames Bono. Bono blames George Soros. George Soros blames MoveOn.Org. MoveOn.
May 1, 2004 |
Cynthia McKinney, the former Georgia congresswoman defeated after accusing President Bush of ignoring warnings of the Sept. 11 attacks, qualified Friday to seek her old seat. Known for her outspoken and often provocative comments during five terms in Congress, McKinney was asked if she had mellowed during her two-year absence from Washington. "I have continued to speak out against George Bush's war and I will continue to speak out against George Bush's war," she told supporters.
December 4, 1992 |
A consumer group filed suit Thursday in an effort to nullify last week's U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia and have incumbent Wyche Fowler Jr. declared the winner. Public Citizen contends that the Georgia law requiring a general election runoff when no candidate wins a majority violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law. It said the law adds a requirement for election to the Senate that was not imposed by Congress.
March 10, 1993 |
Gov. Zell Miller gave up his fight Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle emblem from Georgia's flag, blaming extremists on both sides for the lack of support in the Legislature. "I have given this issue my best and strongest effort," he said in a letter to the House Rules Committee chairman. "I still strongly believe that changing the flag is the right thing to do. However, extremists from both sides have complicated this issue beyond any immediate solution."