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By New York Times News Service | May 27, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration is preparing a broad new effort to weaken Iran by persuading reluctant allies to cut off loans, investments and arms sales to what American officials regard as a permanently hostile government.The plan, drafted as part of an intensive policy review, reflects a conclusion that Iran must be isolated if it is to be prevented from emerging as a substantial threat to Western interests. Thus, the plan rejects Reagan and Bush administration policies that offered to reward Tehran for good behavior.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau | April 7, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration "strongly" urged the Supreme Court yesterday to overrule Roe vs. Wade and send the abortion issue back to state legislatures.If the court is not ready to do that, the administration said in a new legal brief filed by the Justice Department, it should throw out at least half of the Roe ruling and let legislatures adopt any "reasonable" limit on abortion.This is necessary, it argued, to allow for laws that would protect the life of the fetus "throughout pregnancy."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 28, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Revising its strategy of treating the Sudan as a complete pariah state, the Clinton administration decided last week to put a handful of diplomats back in Khartoum to press the North African nation to stop harboring Palestinian, Lebanese, Egyptian and Algerian terrorists.The Sudan's Islamic government welcomed the announcement as a victory in its efforts to soften the U.S. diplomatic line against it. But administration officials said that sending diplomats back to the Sudan would allow the United States to increase pressure on its government.
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November 2, 2001
THE TERRORIST attacks of Sept. 11 cured the Bush administration of its former unilateralist, "we are the only superpower" rhetoric. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's delay of tests of the proposed missile shield, which would contravene the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, was a welcome step taken in quest of a greater prize. It creates anticipation for the three-day visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin beginning Nov. 13. Hints have been dropped by both sides of a possible renegotiation of the ABM Treaty to permit the tests, along with reductions in warheads.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2005
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele said yesterday that he is seriously considering a run at the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Paul S. Sarbanes in 2006 and will make further announcements about his plans in the coming weeks. Speaking on WBAL-AM's Stateline with Governor Ehrlich program yesterday morning, Steele spoke publicly about his possible candidacy for the first time, saying he wants to hold off on serious discussion of the race to give Sarbanes his due for his years of public service.
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By KELLY BREWINGTON and KELLY BREWINGTON,SUN REPORTER | July 17, 2006
WASHINGTON -- A visit by President Bush is expected at this week's NAACP convention, but judging from a fiery speech by the civil rights group's chairman last night, the president may feel less than welcome. Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, delivered what has become an annual refrain: a searing critique of the Bush administration's policies in opening remarks at its annual convention. Bond's speech served in part to energize the thousands of rank-and-file NAACP members who gathered this weekend at the Washington Convention Center for the group's 97th annual convention.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
Two of Baltimore's top elected officials objected Wednesday to the administration's plan for choosing outside auditors to monitor large agencies, such as police and public works. Officials with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration told the city's spending board that they are taking steps to ensure the performance and finances of 13 major agencies are audited once very four years, as required by a recent city charter amendment. But Comptroller Joan M. Pratt and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said the independence of the reviews are in question under the administration's plan.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2005
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. suggested yesterday that the General Assembly abandon its probe into his administration's firing practices and instead work with him on a bipartisan study of state personnel law. Such a commission of legislators, administration officials and outside experts is the only way to "ensure a fair and impartial process that has the confidence and support of all Marylanders," Ehrlich said, and avoid the partisan rancor that has developed...
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 1, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leader Bill Frist, stepping into the growing debate in his party about the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program, pushed a group of Republican senators yesterday to work out conflicting approaches to legislation to address the program. His efforts reflect the increasing determination of Republican lawmakers to impose some form of oversight on the program, through which the administration has secretly sidestepped the existing legal authorities for years to spy on thousands of domestic communications with suspected terrorists abroad.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 7, 2004
WASHINGTON - Following a White House directive, the Justice Department is sending a high-level team of prosecutors and investigators to Iraq to take charge of assembling and organizing the evidence to be used in a war crimes trial of Saddam Hussein, administration and Iraqi officials said in recent days. The previously undisclosed directive signed by Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's national security adviser, orders the government to take the initiative in preparing a case against Hussein that will ultimately be run by Iraqis.
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