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WatchdogFormer Phillie Jim Bunning publicly anticipated Saturday that Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Cornell '54) would be dead within the year from pancreatic cancer. Then he apologized, which seems appropriate. (A donation would be a nice touch, Senator.) Regardless,...
Tags: Death, Social Issues, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sun StaffTwo weeks after a congressional hearing intensified the steroids spotlight on baseball, the onus of abusing performance-enhancing drugs shifts to the NFL tonight. In the television show 60 Minutes Wednesday, CBS will report that three members of the...
Associated PressRepublican lawmakers on Wednesday criticized an administration proposal to have the government pay a major share of insurance costs from future terrorist attacks, saying the measure could make taxpayers liable for big payments before insurers chip in. "I...
Washington BureauThe Senate narrowly approved a new round of military base closings Tuesday, even as critics warned that more bases might be needed to fight the new war on terrorism. On a 53-47 vote, the Senate agreed to authorize an independent commission to recommend...
From Wire ReportsWASHINGTON - Seven major investment banks gave Enron Corp. multimillion-dollar loans that helped the now-bankrupt company disguise its financial condition, and in some cases, they knew that Enron was using deceptive accounting for the loans, a Senate...
Times Staff WriterThe Senate today approved a sweeping corporate tax overhaul — one of a series of measures with broad appeal to key constituencies. The vote, 69 to 17, took place as the Senate began wrapping up its preelection session this week. During an...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersPutting the integrity of the national pastime under a harsh spotlight, a House committee questioned a panel of superstars Thursday about steroids in baseball, eliciting sharp denials from several -- and in the case of retired home run legend Mark McGwire,...
Washington BureauRepublicans appeared certain to retain control of the U.S. Senate early Wednesday after pulling off key wins in the South, and they had the prospect of widening their current narrow margin by winning several Senate races that were still undecided....
Tags: South Carolina, Louisiana, Phil Crane, Elections, Politics
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — Republicans retained control of both the House and Senate in Tuesday's elections, extending their decade-long domination of Capitol Hill as they swept up victories across the South and unseated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle of...
Chicago Tribune Washington BureauThe political and financial reach of Enron Corp. has exposed so many conflicts of interest among U.S. prosecutors, lawmakers and administration officials that the government is struggling to launch its investigation of the company whose spectacular...
Tags: Trials, Thad Cochran, Houston, John Ashcroft, Robert Bennett
Special to the TribuneThe Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to allow airline pilots to carry guns in the cockpit, a controversial move designed to strengthen the aviation security system put in place after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. With the House having passed...
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