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By PAUL NEWMAN | March 23, 1997
"Someone on this committee - perhaps you, Mr. Chairman" - might one day have to submit to a confirmation hearing.-- Sen. John McCain of Arizona to Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, at Anthony Lake's confirmation hearingIf the general populace were able to collaborate on a political bumper sticker, it would probably be: JUST WHEN THINGS LOOK DARKEST - THEY GO BLACK!Is there anything going on in Washington that isn't under attack? Bicker and grumble! And solemn! If government is unable to give us government, it ought, at least, to give us a few laughs.
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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 2, 2003
WASHINGTON - The fight Maryland's senators are waging against 4th Circuit Court nominee Claude A. Allen, a Virginian whom they say would be snatching a Maryland seat, is taking its place among the many bitter partisan battles Democrats have fought this year against President Bush's conservative judicial picks. But this one is different from the straight ideological grudge matches surrounding Bush's other nominees, pitting Democrats opposed to what they call right-wing candidates against Republicans eager to advance them.
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By DAN BERGER | August 24, 2001
Gary Condit is a creep. There's no law against that. The Senate will be a duller place without Jesse Helms, and might actually works. A police substation downtown is a neat idea. Every neighborhood should have one. Another judicial administrator who antedates Chief Judge Bell bites the dust. Baltimore City lends big bucks to Citigroup. What's wrong with this picture.
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By Jack W. Germond | August 26, 2001
WASHINGTON - In the television age it's no trick for a politician to transform his image. So it may not be surprising that the departure from the Senate of Jesse Helms is being treated so benignly by the press and political community. Now that he's announced he will not try for re-election to a sixth term, Helms is suddenly the Grand Old Man of American Conservatism. What should not be forgotten, however, is that the political success of the North Carolina Republican rested heavily on his appeals to the basest instincts of the people he represented.
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By DAN BERGER | November 22, 1994
Jesse Helms is the bad cop, Bob Dole the good cop.NATO bombed that air base in Croatia as if it really meant for the Serbs to quit napalming civilians, and the Serbs don't know what to make of it.Massive police raids on open air drug markets are a good thing unless you live where the drug markets move next.
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By Dan Berger | January 10, 1997
The reason that Arafat and Netanyahu cannot reach a deal is that they understand each other only too well. At last we will have a secretary of State who will stand up to Jesse Helms. If everyone with a gun in this city would sell it back for $100, Bawlamer would go broke quicker than D.C. To honor Bawlamer's bicentennial, the Os are going to bat .200 this year. Pub Date: 1/10/97
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By Dan Berger | August 11, 1997
No socialized medicine here. Americans prefer the Columbia/HCA Healthcare swindles.The Os will pay Darnell McDonald $400,000 a year not to go to college, a reverse scholarship craved by millions who get nothing for not going.What is truly edifying on Capitol Hill is a mud rassling match between Richard Lugar and Jesse Helms.Hairy aliens in black have invaded Harford County!Pub Date: 8/11/97
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By Dan Berger | September 15, 1997
Now if only Washington could acquire a new baseball stadium, too, maybe we'd be able to get Os tickets.Next thing you know, the English will demand self-government within the United Kingdom, too.Say what else you will, the royal crash was the best thing that happened to Elton John's career in a long time.Jesse Helms for ambassador to Mexico!Pub Date: 9/15/97
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By Dan Berger | November 17, 1997
Saddam, Fidel, Kim Jong Il, Muammar. Too many demons Choose one.Jesse Helms is not a one-man army blocking the orderly processes of democratic government. Orrin Hatch is right there with him.Chairman Greenspan assures us that the crisis in Asian financial institutions is no big threat to us unless it gets bigger, which he assures us it will..Obinna Ekezie for governor!Pub Date: 11/17/97
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July 26, 1997
THE CLINTON administration has sought a grand bargain on foreign policy with Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., the very conservative chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, so it can conduct foreign policy.The bargain is not working if he rejects the nomination of Gov. William Weld of Massachusetts to be ambassador to Mexico, with no reason given beyond a spurious, supposed softness on marijuana. The real objection seems to be that Mr. Weld is a moderate Republican.The administration was prepared to back down, but thanks to Mr. Weld's backbone in refusing to withdraw, it is sticking by him. Foreign policy must be run with the advice and consent of the Senate, but the Senate should not let Mr. Helms block an apparently qualified appointment on whim.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | August 24, 2001
Gary Condit is a creep. There's no law against that. The Senate will be a duller place without Jesse Helms, and might actually works. A police substation downtown is a neat idea. Every neighborhood should have one. Another judicial administrator who antedates Chief Judge Bell bites the dust. Baltimore City lends big bucks to Citigroup. What's wrong with this picture.
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May 20, 2001
In Washington Appointment of new postmaster general expected Career postal executive John E. Potter is expected to be named the next postmaster general. Industry speculation has focused on Potter, and postal sources confirmed the choice yesterday. The Association for Postal Commerce and Direct Marketing News was also reporting Potter's probable selection. The U.S. Postal Service is expected to make the formal announcement tomorrow. Postal officials had no comment on the report yesterday.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 24, 2000
WASHINGTON - To many civil rights and abortion-rights advocates, he is Public Enemy No. 1. To Christian conservatives and others who seek to ban abortions and elevate the rights of states, he is a hero. But to members of the U.S. Senate from both major parties, John Ashcroft is simply one of them. That explains why the man chosen Friday to be the next attorney general could well sail through Senate confirmation, even if he is the most controversial figure President-elect George W. Bush has named to his Cabinet.
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By Dan Berger | November 17, 1997
Saddam, Fidel, Kim Jong Il, Muammar. Too many demons Choose one.Jesse Helms is not a one-man army blocking the orderly processes of democratic government. Orrin Hatch is right there with him.Chairman Greenspan assures us that the crisis in Asian financial institutions is no big threat to us unless it gets bigger, which he assures us it will..Obinna Ekezie for governor!Pub Date: 11/17/97
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By Dan Berger | September 15, 1997
Now if only Washington could acquire a new baseball stadium, too, maybe we'd be able to get Os tickets.Next thing you know, the English will demand self-government within the United Kingdom, too.Say what else you will, the royal crash was the best thing that happened to Elton John's career in a long time.Jesse Helms for ambassador to Mexico!Pub Date: 9/15/97
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 17, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Since becoming secretary of state, Madeleine K. Albright has traveled across Asia and Europe, speaking in French, Russian and her native Czech. But some of her biggest breakthroughs have come from bantering in English with a man just 22 blocks away on Capitol Hill: Jesse Helms."She's a friend," says the crusty chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "I hope she views me as a friend." Their relationship has international implications.Helms' position gives him broad power to help or hinder an administration's foreign policy.
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By George Neff Lucas | May 12, 1995
The presidents can compare welts inBill's summit-time session with Yeltsin;At least now the RussAren't aiming at us --They're too busy tugging their belts in.* * *"We'll balance it," say you-know-whoAs Medicare goes down the loo;Lawmakers dissemble,Constituents tremble --Look out for two thousand and two!* * *Jesse Helms may indeed be the lastTo learn that cold wartime has passedBut over it's notFor him while he's gotThat Cuban to keep him aghast.* * *Both speaker and president posedFor TV so often we dozed;About time they heardDaily ops are absured --Under's better than overexposed.
NEWS
December 4, 1994
That the Republicans in the Senate want a whip who is more conservative than Alan Simpson is a stunning thought. You probably didn't know there was anybody right of him. The National Journal ranks him just slightly left of Sen. Jesse Helms and Sen. Trent Lott.Senator Lott is the Mississippian elected to replace Wyoming's Senator Simpson, who has been whip for a decade. Senator Simpson may have lost in part because of his close association with Sen. Bob Dole, soon to be majority leader. Senator Lott is a Phil Gramm man, and Texan Gramm is, in the Senate at least, Senator Dole's main (and more conservative)
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By Dan Berger | August 11, 1997
No socialized medicine here. Americans prefer the Columbia/HCA Healthcare swindles.The Os will pay Darnell McDonald $400,000 a year not to go to college, a reverse scholarship craved by millions who get nothing for not going.What is truly edifying on Capitol Hill is a mud rassling match between Richard Lugar and Jesse Helms.Hairy aliens in black have invaded Harford County!Pub Date: 8/11/97
NEWS
July 26, 1997
THE CLINTON administration has sought a grand bargain on foreign policy with Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., the very conservative chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, so it can conduct foreign policy.The bargain is not working if he rejects the nomination of Gov. William Weld of Massachusetts to be ambassador to Mexico, with no reason given beyond a spurious, supposed softness on marijuana. The real objection seems to be that Mr. Weld is a moderate Republican.The administration was prepared to back down, but thanks to Mr. Weld's backbone in refusing to withdraw, it is sticking by him. Foreign policy must be run with the advice and consent of the Senate, but the Senate should not let Mr. Helms block an apparently qualified appointment on whim.
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