Clinton Will Survey Arkansas Storm Damage
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, March 3) -- President Bill Clinton will travel to his home state of Arkansas on Tuesday to survey the serious storm damage there. Clinton said he's "very concerned" and that over the weekend he talked to the governor twice and to the mayor of Little Rock and other officials. Clinton said more people were killed by tornadoes in 18 hours than in the 12 years he served as Arkansas' governor.
Lott Offers To Mediate Lake Dispute
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, March 3) -- Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) said Sunday he would offer to mediate a dispute between the Senate Intelligence Committee's top Republican and Democrat on how much of Anthony Lake's FBI files should be turned over to the panel. Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) wants Lake's raw FBI file, while ranking Democrat Bob Kerrey of Nebraska says the demand is being made for "ideological reasons" and says the committee should rely on an FBI summary, as it usually does.
Democrats Ask For Combined Campaign Probes
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, March 3) -- With the blessing of Democratic leadership, Democratic Reps. Edolphus Towns (N.Y.), Gary Condit (Calif.) and John Tierney (Mass.) are circulating a letter calling for the various House and Senate committee investigations into alleged campaign finance misconduct to be consolidated. "To avoid this needless waste of taxpayer dollars, the Congressional investigations into alleged campaign finance abuses should be consolidated into one thorough investigation," the letter says. It goes on to describe the current plans as "redundant," "duplicative" and "wasteful."
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