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Keeping the Revolution Alive

February 10, 1997 Did someone say the Republican fervor for revolution is fading in Congress? That's certainly not happening in the Senate, where members of the classes of 1994 and 1996 continue to storm the barricades. On Jan. 29, Rod Grams of Minnesota reintroduced a bill to eliminate the Energy Department. The next ...

Rare Reports on the Web

January 13, 1997 If anyone other than a Member of Congress asked the Congressional Research Service (CRS) for copies of the reports the agency writes, the answer would be an emphatic "no." But a Washington-based science interest group called the Committee for the National Institute for the Environment somehow has managed to make ...

Sen. Thompson's Busy Month

December 23, 1996 It's been a busy month for Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., the incoming chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee. Assigned to chair hearings into alleged campaign finance violations during the presidential campaign, Thompson has been picking his top aides and preparing to go public with the investigation as early as February, ...

Bah, Humbug!

December 20, 1996 Those libertarian grumps at the Cato Institute even use Santa to pursue their ideological Clauses, uh, causes. To their holiday cards -- which feature the requisite red sleigh and a bag full of toys -- the Cato crusaders have added the caption: "Santa will be a little late this year." ...

Promises, Promises

December 14, 1996 provocative and disturbing chapter of a soon-to-be-published book by the redoubtable Brookings Institution has been making the prepublication rounds in Washington. Titled ``The Unfulfillable Promise,'' the chapter is a woeful portent of forthcoming federal budgets. Surprisingly, however, the ``unfulfillable promise'' is not the stuff of welfare, medicare or social security, ...

The House's Net Dilemma

December 9, 1996 When the House Republican Conference late last month approved a new House rule that requires committees to put their documents on the Internet, it created a quandary that only lawyers could love. The proposed rule directs each House committee to "make its publications available in electronic form." But online activists ...

GOP Cure For FDA's Ills

December 9, 1996 If they're planning to pick an agency insider to replace Food and Drug Administration commissioner David A. Kessler, White House officials may face a battle on Capitol Hill. Several of Kessler's deputies -- Michael Freidman, Mary Pendergast and William Schultz -- appear to be in the running. But congressional Republicans ...

White House Notebook

December 2, 1996 For nearly four years now, the White House has been rife with factions and rivalries. Dick Morris versus Harold M. Ickes. The New Democrats versus the traditional liberals. The Arkansans versus the veterans of the "war room." All the inherent contradictions in President Clinton, that is, have been in battle ...

Congress on the Net

November 27, 1996 The thousands of reports, transcripts and draft texts of legislation that Congress generates could become available to the public on the Internet after the House convenes in January, Hill aides say. But nobody's willing to be more specific about what will be posted, or when. Rep. Rick A. White, R-Wash., ...

Environment: Old Issues, Familiar Cast

November 16, 1996 No surprises are likely for the Administration's environmental policy team. Both Interior Secretary Babbitt and EPA administrator Browner are interested in keeping their jobs. hat Babbitt's job is secure is a sign of a political sea change that's taken place during the past two years. In the 1994 congressional elections, ...