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2006-03-31 17:07:40

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House counsel John Dean said on Friday that U.S. President George W. Bush's domestic spying program raised more concerns about abuse of power than the Watergate scandal that toppled his boss Richard Nixon. Dean, who served time in prison for his role in Watergate, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of a seemingly futile Democratic bid to censure Bush for the eavesdropping program that is part of his war on...

2006-03-31 00:24:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House counsel John Dean, who helped push President Richard Nixon from office during the Watergate scandal three decades ago, heads to Capitol Hill on Friday to back an uphill attempt to censure President George W. Bush. Dean, author of a book about Bush titled "Worse than Watergate," was to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a resolution to rebuke Bush for a domestic spying program introduced secretly after the September...

2006-03-28 13:06:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Persuading China to let its currency appreciate will not resolve the United States' problems with record trade deficits but it would improve strained relations, one of two U.S. lawmakers proposing tariffs on Chinese imports said on Tuesday. "Our relationship with China is going backwards," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a sponsor with Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of legislation that would levy 27.5 percent tariffs on Chinese imports unless China lets...

2006-03-27 20:33:01

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators who have been pushing China to revalue its currency have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday, after they meet with U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow, to discuss their next steps. Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, are authors of bill threatening China with a 27.5 percent tariff on its exports to the United States if it does not revalue the yuan. They have been promised a vote by...

2006-03-27 14:09:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A pair of senators just back from a trip to China said on Monday they hoped to talk with U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow before deciding whether to go ahead with a vote on their bill threatening to punish China if it does not revalue its yuan. "We haven't made any decision on this yet," Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, told Reuters during a break in a Senate Judiciary Committee legislative work session that Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina also...

2006-03-27 08:07:34

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham would be wise to postpone a vote on their bill to slap tariffs on China unless it lets the yuan rise faster, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Monday. The senators have not yet said whether they would press for an immediate vote on their bill, which would impose a 27.5 percent tariff on China's exports to the United States if Beijing does not act on the yuan. The bill had been scheduled for...

2006-03-27 05:47:09

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham would be wise to postpone a vote on their bill to slap tariffs on China unless it lets the yuan rise faster, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Monday. The senators have not yet said whether they would press for an immediate vote on their bill, which would impose a 27.5 percent tariff on China's exports to the United States if Beijing does not act on the yuan. The bill had been scheduled for...

2006-03-24 18:55:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee announced on Friday it would hold a hearing next week on a call by a Democratic lawmaker to censure President George W. Bush for his domestic spy program. In a one-sentence notice, the panel said the hearing would be held next Friday by the order of its chairman, Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who has opposed censure. Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin introduced a resolution last week calling...

2006-03-24 18:05:28

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee plan to introduce long-awaited China trade legislation on Tuesday -- a move that could siphon support from a controversial bill threatening China with tariffs. Senate Finance Committee Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, said in a press release on Friday they would unveil their bill on Tuesday. That is just a few days before the Senate is...

2006-03-24 08:00:14

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China wants the United States to relax restrictions on its high-tech exports and ease access to visas for Chinese citizens, two visiting U.S. Senators told reporters on Friday. Sen. Charles Schumer reiterated that "the jury is still out" on whether he and Sen. Lindsey Graham would bring to a vote a bill to impose import tariffs of 27.5 percent on Chinese goods if Beijing refused to allow its currency to float more freely. "I believe in my heart that they agree...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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