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April 13, 1996
RON BROWN would have enjoyed the irony of it all. His death on a war-recovery mission to Bosnia and Croatia last week effectively ends Republican efforts to abolish his Department of Commerce and scatter most of its functions to oblivion or other agencies. Actually, the House proposal, a part of Speaker Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America," was already making little headway in the Senate, where it encountered a reality check among senior Republicans.What some of the young Turks in the GOP forgot or never knew was that the Department of Commerce was a creation of two Republican presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, and that it achieved its greatest influence in the 1920s under a secretary who became president, Republican Herbert Hoover.
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By Susan Baer BTC and Susan Baer BTC,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 2, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Nearly every day over the past six months there has been some new development in the White House sex and perjury scandal: a legal battle, a grand jury witness, a statement on the courthouse steps.But for all the news -- setbacks, victories, revelations -- the basic story strayed little from the one the public heard when the name Monica Lewinsky first surfaced in mid-January.That's all changing now.In the past week, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr secured what he needed most, what has been most elusive to him and what should finally bring his investigation -- four years old this week -- to some sort of conclusion.
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NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau | September 16, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration's top economic, diplomatic and trade officials launched the fight on Capitol Hill yesterday for votes for the North American Free Trade Agreement, but immediately ran into hostile fire.While President Clinton took his pro-NAFTA message to the country with a trip to New Orleans, he dispatched his top lieutenants -- Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen, Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher and Trade Representative Mickey Kantor -- to Congress, where the fate of the treaty will be decided later this fall.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | December 22, 1996
AMONG THE NEW players in the Clinton administration is a revamped economic and trade team. Chicago political aide William M. Daley, who was key in helping Clinton get congressional approval for the North American Free Trade Agreement, is the new commerce secretary. He replaces Mickey Kantor, who came aboard after Ron Brown was killed this year.Gene Sperling was the dark horse named to head the National Economic Council, which was started by Clinton to coordinate national and domestic economic policy.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | September 23, 1994
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton bluntly warned Foreign Minister Yohei Kono of Japan yesterday that if Tokyo did not reach agreements with the United States in the next week on opening Japanese markets, the administration would consider imposing trade sanctions on Tokyo.The president and the foreign minister met in the Oval Office for nearly an hour, accompanied by Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher, Vice President Al Gore and U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor -- a gallery of power players meant to underscore to the Japanese visitor how seriously the administration takes this issue.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | December 22, 1996
AMONG THE NEW players in the Clinton administration is a revamped economic and trade team. Chicago political aide William M. Daley, who was key in helping Clinton get congressional approval for the North American Free Trade Agreement, is the new commerce secretary. He replaces Mickey Kantor, who came aboard after Ron Brown was killed this year.Gene Sperling was the dark horse named to head the National Economic Council, which was started by Clinton to coordinate national and domestic economic policy.
NEWS
By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 13, 1996
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor was chosen yesterday by President Clinton to head the Commerce Department, succeeding Ronald H. Brown, a close friend of both, who was killed last week in a plane crash in Croatia.In an emotional afternoon ceremony in the East Room punctuated by hugs between Mr. Clinton and Mr. Kantor -- and tears by both men -- the president said:"I don't want to miss a beat. I am determined that we will continue on the work that Ron Brown was engaged in the last day of his life."
NEWS
By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | February 17, 1992
Manchester, N.H. -- WHATEVER THE fate of beleaguered Gov. Bill Clinton in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, he has staked his chances for recovery on one basic strategy: painting not only himself but also the voters as the victims of negative and diversionary issues.Having spent valuable time refuting allegations of marital infidelity and draft-dodging, Mr. Clinton has pointedly sought to put the campaign focus back on his proposals for economic recovery -- while telling voters he is trying "to give the election back to you."
NEWS
By GEORGE F. WILL | December 31, 1992
Washington. -- The embryonic Clinton administration is already illustrating a paradox: Sometimes a par- ty's irresponsibility is a reason for giving it responsibility. Thus the 1992 election may do for Democrats what the 1952 election did for Republicans -- force them to temper their righteousness.By 1952, Republicans, losers of five consecutive presidential elections, were, with Joe McCarthy and others in Congress, demonstrating that prolonged absence from executive power tends to corrupt a party.
NEWS
By Susan Baer BTC and Susan Baer BTC,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 2, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Nearly every day over the past six months there has been some new development in the White House sex and perjury scandal: a legal battle, a grand jury witness, a statement on the courthouse steps.But for all the news -- setbacks, victories, revelations -- the basic story strayed little from the one the public heard when the name Monica Lewinsky first surfaced in mid-January.That's all changing now.In the past week, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr secured what he needed most, what has been most elusive to him and what should finally bring his investigation -- four years old this week -- to some sort of conclusion.
NEWS
April 13, 1996
RON BROWN would have enjoyed the irony of it all. His death on a war-recovery mission to Bosnia and Croatia last week effectively ends Republican efforts to abolish his Department of Commerce and scatter most of its functions to oblivion or other agencies. Actually, the House proposal, a part of Speaker Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America," was already making little headway in the Senate, where it encountered a reality check among senior Republicans.What some of the young Turks in the GOP forgot or never knew was that the Department of Commerce was a creation of two Republican presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, and that it achieved its greatest influence in the 1920s under a secretary who became president, Republican Herbert Hoover.
NEWS
By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 13, 1996
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor was chosen yesterday by President Clinton to head the Commerce Department, succeeding Ronald H. Brown, a close friend of both, who was killed last week in a plane crash in Croatia.In an emotional afternoon ceremony in the East Room punctuated by hugs between Mr. Clinton and Mr. Kantor -- and tears by both men -- the president said:"I don't want to miss a beat. I am determined that we will continue on the work that Ron Brown was engaged in the last day of his life."
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | September 23, 1994
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton bluntly warned Foreign Minister Yohei Kono of Japan yesterday that if Tokyo did not reach agreements with the United States in the next week on opening Japanese markets, the administration would consider imposing trade sanctions on Tokyo.The president and the foreign minister met in the Oval Office for nearly an hour, accompanied by Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher, Vice President Al Gore and U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor -- a gallery of power players meant to underscore to the Japanese visitor how seriously the administration takes this issue.
NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau | September 16, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration's top economic, diplomatic and trade officials launched the fight on Capitol Hill yesterday for votes for the North American Free Trade Agreement, but immediately ran into hostile fire.While President Clinton took his pro-NAFTA message to the country with a trip to New Orleans, he dispatched his top lieutenants -- Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen, Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher and Trade Representative Mickey Kantor -- to Congress, where the fate of the treaty will be decided later this fall.
NEWS
By GEORGE F. WILL | December 31, 1992
Washington. -- The embryonic Clinton administration is already illustrating a paradox: Sometimes a par- ty's irresponsibility is a reason for giving it responsibility. Thus the 1992 election may do for Democrats what the 1952 election did for Republicans -- force them to temper their righteousness.By 1952, Republicans, losers of five consecutive presidential elections, were, with Joe McCarthy and others in Congress, demonstrating that prolonged absence from executive power tends to corrupt a party.
NEWS
November 25, 1992
Bosnian Slaughter and HolocaustTerrible as is the internecine slaughter and "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia, it must not be equated with the uniquely horrendous Holocaust of Jewish innocents. They were passive, peaceful humans, guilty only of having been born.German Jews had never committed genocide against German non-Jews, as Croats and Muslims had done against Serbs in World War II.Led by the heroic "Draza" Mihajlovic, courageous Serb partisans fought against the Nazis, while Croats collaborated.
NEWS
November 25, 1992
Bosnian Slaughter and HolocaustTerrible as is the internecine slaughter and "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia, it must not be equated with the uniquely horrendous Holocaust of Jewish innocents. They were passive, peaceful humans, guilty only of having been born.German Jews had never committed genocide against German non-Jews, as Croats and Muslims had done against Serbs in World War II.Led by the heroic "Draza" Mihajlovic, courageous Serb partisans fought against the Nazis, while Croats collaborated.
BUSINESS
By Journal of Commerce | August 11, 1994
U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor said the Clinton administration soon may unveil a policy on Alaskan North Slope oil that would lift the 20-year export ban on it while preserving U.S. maritime jobs.Under the proposal, the export ban would be lifted, but oil deliveries in the international market would have to be carried in U.S. ships.Speaking at the international trade seminar in downtown Baltimore, Mr. Kantor was purposefully vague on details, saying the policy proposal is "on the president's desk right now" and that he did not want to pre-empt the White House.
NEWS
By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | February 17, 1992
Manchester, N.H. -- WHATEVER THE fate of beleaguered Gov. Bill Clinton in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, he has staked his chances for recovery on one basic strategy: painting not only himself but also the voters as the victims of negative and diversionary issues.Having spent valuable time refuting allegations of marital infidelity and draft-dodging, Mr. Clinton has pointedly sought to put the campaign focus back on his proposals for economic recovery -- while telling voters he is trying "to give the election back to you."
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