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By New York Times News Service | November 9, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Newly released intelligence reports provide powerful evidence that the Reagan and Bush administrations collected detailed information about assassinations conducted by right-wing leaders in El Salvador in the 1980s but continued to work with them nonetheless.The reports go far beyond the sketchy accounts of possible links between political killings and leaders like Roberto d'Aubuisson that were provided to Congress at the time.Some 12,000 documents were released under pressure from Congress.
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June 13, 2011
Do we have a deficit problem in this country? Yes. Some have suggested we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. Let's look at it more closely Do we have a spending problem? Yes. Do we have a revenue problem? You betcha. Some would say the solution to the deficit is to lower taxes. That would increase revenue? Really? Here are some historical stats form the Office of Management and Budget to gain some perspective. During Jimmy Carter's administration, tax revenue grew at an average rate of 8.75 percent annually.
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NEWS
June 13, 2011
Do we have a deficit problem in this country? Yes. Some have suggested we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. Let's look at it more closely Do we have a spending problem? Yes. Do we have a revenue problem? You betcha. Some would say the solution to the deficit is to lower taxes. That would increase revenue? Really? Here are some historical stats form the Office of Management and Budget to gain some perspective. During Jimmy Carter's administration, tax revenue grew at an average rate of 8.75 percent annually.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 18, 2003
WASHINGTON - Ah, summer vacation. The beach? Camping? Perhaps a week off in the city, catching a show or museum? Or how about lugging a chain saw around for hours in 100-degree heat, chopping up cedar trees? Ah, summer vacation for President Bush. The president chooses to unwind during August in a furnace called central Texas, and his most cherished pastime there is "clearing brush" on his 1,600-acre ranch. This summertime hobby, he has said, along with fishing and jogging, helps him relieve his job stress.
NEWS
June 7, 1998
IT WOULD have been easier politically for President Clinton to shun China, which he will visit later this month, and to deny it most favored nation status, which means normal trade relations. Neither China nor Mr. Clinton is popular in Congress this year.But China is home to more than 1 billion people. It is one of five long-standing nuclear powers that are also permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, and the one chairing the Geneva meeting of those powers' foreign ministers to devise ways to halt the arms race between nuclear newcomers India and Pakistan.
NEWS
April 17, 1991
On the Other Voices page today we carry an article which has created a sensation -- the disclosure, first published on Monday in the New York Times, of a pattern of events suggesting that Reagan-Bush campaign operatives in 1980 cut a cynical deal with the Iranians to secretly supply weapons to the Tehran regime if the 52 American hostages then being held were not released until after the presidential election.The author, a highly respected figure in national security matters who began his service in the White House during the Ford presidency, does not claim he has found a "smoking gun," but the circumstantial evidence is substantial -- especially when added to the unequivocal assertion of Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the Iranian prime minister during most of the 1979-80 hostage crisis who now lives in exile in Paris -- that such a deal was made.
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By ROGER SIMON | June 23, 1991
Years ago there was a wheeler-dealer member of the Maryland legislature who had the good sense to die when he did.And, for some time thereafter, whenever embarrassing questions would surface about this deal or that in Annapolis, the other legislators would simply blame everything on him.They knew he would not have minded. Blaming things on the dead is one of the best things you can do in politics. It has saved many a career.Currently, the best dead target in America is Bill Casey, former director of the CIA and former Bush-Reagan campaign chairman.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | February 18, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress are trapped by their own party history in making the case against President Clinton's economic program. The result is that they are obliged to fall back on that oldest of old chestnuts -- that Clinton is just another liberal tax-and-spend Democrat.Even under the most auspicious circumstances, the Republicans would be somewhat hamstrung in fashioning a response. They are in the minority in both houses and are singularly lacking in national figures to serve as their spokesmen -- except, of course, for Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole.
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By Los Angeles Times | April 19, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The Bush and Reagan administrations secretly allowed Saudi Arabia to provide U.S.-made weapons to Iraq and other nations over a period of almost 10 years in covert operations designed to sidestep legal restrictions imposed by Congress, according to classified documents.The Saudis transferred an undisclosed number of 2,000-pound, U.S.-made bombs to the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein in 1986 and, after the end of the Persian Gulf war last year, allowed Syria and Bangladesh to take U.S.-made weapons, according to classified documents and interviews.
NEWS
June 26, 1991
Did key figures in the 1980 Reagan-Bush presidential campaign cut a secret deal with the Iranians to extend the captivity of American hostages in order to manipulate the election?We do not know the answer to that deeply troubling question but, as is indicated in an article today on the opposite page, the evidence continues to fall into place like a jigsaw puzzle that such a cynical pact might indeed have been reached. The latest piece comes from the ABC television news program "Nightline," working in conjunction with London's prestigious newspaper, the Financial Times.
NEWS
June 7, 1998
IT WOULD have been easier politically for President Clinton to shun China, which he will visit later this month, and to deny it most favored nation status, which means normal trade relations. Neither China nor Mr. Clinton is popular in Congress this year.But China is home to more than 1 billion people. It is one of five long-standing nuclear powers that are also permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, and the one chairing the Geneva meeting of those powers' foreign ministers to devise ways to halt the arms race between nuclear newcomers India and Pakistan.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | September 12, 1996
WASHINGTON -- An international treaty that would ban the production and use of chemical weapons has run into surprising difficulty in the Senate, where conservative Republicans may be able to block its ratification this week.When the Bush administration signed the treaty in January 1993, Senate approval seemed almost certain. But with floor debate on the treaty set to begin today, all bets are off on the vote.Treaty opponents -- led by Republican Jesse Helms of North Carolina -- are using a variety of arguments against it, ranging from concerns about its effectiveness in limiting the use of chemical weapons to claims that thousands of U.S. businesses could be subjected to burdensome regulations and international inspections.
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By ROGER SIMON | January 19, 1994
WASHINGTON -- When Special Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh reported yesterday that Ronald Reagan had lied to the American people about the Iran-contra affair, it was deja vu all over again.We have known that for quite some time.We even knew it while Reagan was still president.In November, 1987, the congressional Iran-contra committees issued a report accusing Reagan of not only lying, but of violating that article of the Constitution that required him to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."
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By New York Times News Service | November 9, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Newly released intelligence reports provide powerful evidence that the Reagan and Bush administrations collected detailed information about assassinations conducted by right-wing leaders in El Salvador in the 1980s but continued to work with them nonetheless.The reports go far beyond the sketchy accounts of possible links between political killings and leaders like Roberto d'Aubuisson that were provided to Congress at the time.Some 12,000 documents were released under pressure from Congress.
NEWS
By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | February 18, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress are trapped by their own party history in making the case against President Clinton's economic program. The result is that they are obliged to fall back on that oldest of old chestnuts -- that Clinton is just another liberal tax-and-spend Democrat.Even under the most auspicious circumstances, the Republicans would be somewhat hamstrung in fashioning a response. They are in the minority in both houses and are singularly lacking in national figures to serve as their spokesmen -- except, of course, for Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole.
NEWS
By RICHARD REEVES | January 19, 1993
Los Angeles. -- Together again, Ronald Reagan and Georg Bush, who ran the United States for 12 years, patted each other on the back last Wednesday at the White House.The 41st president gave the 40th president the Medal of Freedom and the 40th gave a short speech about what they had accomplished.''Together we got the government off the backs of the American people,'' said Mr. Reagan. ''We created millions of new jobs and showed a watching world the power of free enterprise. . . . Together, we did make a better future.
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By WILLIAM NEIKIRK and WILLIAM NEIKIRK,A senior writer for the Chicago Tribune | November 2, 1991
Washington. - The Democrats, sensing opportunity where there was none six months ago, now are taking great delight in comparing George Bush to Herbert Hoover.It is grossly unfair, of course, but no one ever said politics was supposed to be fair. What counts is what resonates with voters. And the Hoover comparison resonates.It touches a chord not because the nation is about to enter another Great Depression (on that point, one might get some argument), but because a contract has been broken, a vision shattered, an illusion turned to harsh reality.
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By CAL THOMAS | July 23, 1992
Washington -- The Republican National Convention in Houston next month should throw caution to the winds and conduct a nonstop Desert Storm-type assault on the Democrats.The program should remind voters of what 12 years of Reagan-Bush policies have produced, where Democratic policies were leading before Presidents Reagan and Bush, how the will of the people has been frustrated by the Democratic Congress, and where President Bush and Vice President Quayle want to take the country during the next four years.
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By John M. Broder and John M. Broder,Los Angeles Times | December 25, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Independent counsel Lawrence E. Wals charged yesterday that "a pattern of deception and obstruction" at the top of the Bush and Reagan administrations concealed the nature of potential crimes committed by two presidents and a Cabinet secretary.On what evidence does Mr. Walsh base this extraordinary charge? How strong is the case he could bring against President Bush, former President Reagan and former Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger?In June, the independent prosecutor said he had discovered new documents -- including the personal notes of top officials, CIA cables, tapes and other records -- that led him to believe Mr. Reagan, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Mr. Bush had participated in a key White House meeting during which a cover-up of the arms-for-hostages scheme was begun.
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By CAL THOMAS | July 23, 1992
Washington -- The Republican National Convention in Houston next month should throw caution to the winds and conduct a nonstop Desert Storm-type assault on the Democrats.The program should remind voters of what 12 years of Reagan-Bush policies have produced, where Democratic policies were leading before Presidents Reagan and Bush, how the will of the people has been frustrated by the Democratic Congress, and where President Bush and Vice President Quayle want to take the country during the next four years.
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