Quantcast

Latest Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Stories

2006-03-11 12:25:00

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON -- U.S. President George W. Bush said on Saturday he was disappointed and saddened by the arrest on felony theft charges of Claude Allen, his former top domestic policy adviser. "If the allegations are true, something went wrong in Claude Allen's life. And that is really sad," Bush told reporters. Allen, who stepped down last month, was arrested in Maryland on Thursday on charges he conducted a theft scheme involving fraudulent refunds at area department stores. A...

2006-03-10 17:43:59

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Friday they would press ahead to reform how the government reviews foreign acquisitions even after Dubai Ports World gave up management of some U.S. port terminals it recently bought. The Senate Banking Committee said it planned to vote during the week of March 27 on legislation to improve oversight and openness of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, which approved the deal. "Clearly...

2006-03-01 16:28:08

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's slumping popularity is stirring election-year anxiety among some Republicans taken aback by his failure to head off tempests such as dispute over an Arab company's plans to take over key U.S. port operations. Bush's approval rating dropped to an all-time low of 34 percent in a CBS poll this week and has been mired around a lackluster 40 percent in other recent polls. The president's weakness portends a tough battle for...

2006-03-01 15:38:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There has been no decision yet to delay a scheduled Senate vote this month on a bill threatening China with steep U.S. tariffs on its exports if Beijing does not revalue its currency, a spokesman for one of the two Senate sponsors of the bill said on Wednesday. "Senator (Lindsey) Graham has not agreed to delay a vote on the China currency legislation," Kevin Bishop, a spokesman for the South Carolina Republican, said in a statement. "No decision has been made...

2006-02-23 18:50:09

By Susan Cornwell and Caroline Drees WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, under fire from Congress for letting a state-owned Arab firm acquire terminal management at six major U.S. ports, would accept a slight delay in implementing the deal, a senior White House adviser said on Thursday. But the White House made clear that while Bush might offer a little flexibility on timing, the deal had already been thoroughly vetted and should be allowed to proceed. Asked in an...

2006-02-23 20:35:00

By Susan Cornwell and Caroline Drees WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, under fire from Congress for letting a state-owned Arab firm acquire terminal management at six major U.S. ports, would accept a slight delay in implementing the deal, a senior White House adviser said on Thursday. But the White House made clear that while Bush might offer a little flexibility on timing, the deal had already been thoroughly vetted and should be allowed to proceed. Asked in an interview with...

2006-02-23 16:27:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush would accept a slight delay in permitting Dubai Ports World to acquire a British company that operates six key U.S. ports, senior White House adviser Karl Rove told Fox News. When asked if Bush would accept a slight delay in implementing the takeover of P&O, Rove said: "Yes, look, there are some hurdles, regulatory hurdles, that this still needs to go through on the British side as well that are going to be concluded next week....

2006-02-15 14:43:30

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Sen. Arlen Specter said on Wednesday the asbestos compensation bill he is co-sponsoring is "very much alive" and that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist told him there would be another vote on it. The bill to create an industry-financed $140 billion fund to pay injury claims lost a close Senate procedural vote on Tuesday evening. Specter's legislation is backed by W.R. Grace and Co., USG Corp. and some of the 70 other companies...

2006-02-15 13:31:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Sen. Arlen Specter said on Wednesday the asbestos bill he is co-sponsoring is "very much alive" and that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist told him there would be another vote on it. The bill to create a $140 billion asbestos victims' compensation fund lost a close Senate procedural vote on Tuesday evening. Specter, of Pennsylvania, said he did not think there could be another vote on the measure this week. He said a revote would have to wait "at...

2006-02-15 13:29:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Sen. Arlen Specter said on Wednesday the asbestos bill he is co-sponsoring is "very much alive" and that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist told him there would be another vote on it. The bill to create a $140 billion asbestos victims' compensation fund lost a close Senate procedural vote on Tuesday evening. Specter, of Pennsylvania, said he did not think there could be another vote on the measure this week. He said a revote would have to wait "at...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.