|Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 7:42 pm: |
January 3, 1998
Clinton Wants $48 Million Increase in Peace Corps Funding
President Clinton enjoys some golf on St. Thomas Island
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Jan. 3) -- President Bill Clinton says he'll ask Congress to approve a $48 million funding increase for the Peace Corps, an agency he described as "one of the finest examples of citizen service."
Clinton, who is on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, outlined his plan for the 37-year-old volunteer agency Saturday during his weekly radio address.
He called for bipartisan support for putting 10,000 Peace Corps workers overseas by the year 2000.
"In a world where we're more and more affected by what happens beyond our borders, we have to work harder to overcome the divisions that undermine the integrity and quality of life around the world, as well as here at home," Clinton said.
"Strengthening the Peace Corps ... is both an opportunity and an obligation we should seize in 1998."
Clinton's proposed funding increase would represent a 50 percent hike in the Peace Corps' budget, the largest in the agency's history.
President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961. Today, its volunteers work in newly democratized countries to educate residents about entrepreneurship and the free-market system, among other assignments, Clinton said.
First-family vacation closes Sunday
The president's speech came near the end of his family's six-day vacation stay at two resort towns this week. The Clintons began their vacation Tuesday on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, then traveled to St. Thomas Thursday.
Clinton played a round of golf Saturday on St. Thomas, an island between the Atlantic and the Caribbean where he, wife Hillary, daughter Chelsea and dog Buddy are staying. They are scheduled to wrap up their trip Sunday.
Clinton was briefed Saturday morning on the rocket-propelled grenade attack on United Nations headquarters in Baghdad that occurred late Friday, White House spokesman Joe Lockhart said.
The United States condemned the attack and urged an investigation, Lockhart added.
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Weekend Jan. 3 & 4, 1998
• Clinton To Push For Social Security Fix
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• Clinton's Tropical Respite Gives Way To Work
• White House Delights In Rehnquist's Rebuke Of GOP
• Clinton Wants $48 Million Increase in Peace Corps Funding
• Family, Friends Grieve At Michael Kennedy's Funeral
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|Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 7:48 pm: |
Transcript: House debates articles of impeachment
December 18, 1998
|Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 7:52 pm: |
A year after Clinton impeachment, public approval grows of House decision
By Keating Holland/CNN
December 16, 1999
Web posted at: 6:03 p.m. EST (2303 GMT)
Although only a third of the country supported Bill Clinton's impeachment by the House of Representatives last December, nearly half today approve of the House's decision to send Clinton's case to the Senate for a trial, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.
|Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 7:54 pm: |
Clinton: Impeachment not 'great badge of shame'
April 1, 1999
Web posted at: 12:06 p.m. EST (1706 GMT)
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, April 1) -- In one of his first one-on-one interviews since he was acquitted of impeachable offenses by the Senate, President Bill Clinton told CBS's Dan Rather Wednesday, he does not see his impeachment as "some great badge of shame" and hopes everyone involved can just "let it go."
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|Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 9:17 am: |
anmoysmsoeus spell check king?
What country did you serve in in the 1990's republvolunteer? Probably under Coverdell right?
What are you getting at in these Clinton articles? Are you going down the conspiracy road? What are saying Clinton did not get Peace Corps funding because of his behavior? Has the Turkey got you sleepy?
He never got that funding?
Remember Tsongas was a volunteer and Clinton was not.
This is not to diminish Clinton as a politician. Incredible. A master of the double speak, got small things accomplished, but most of all he hoodwinked us thinking we were getting real change. He was your best Republican President you ever had. I volunteered my time for the guy in his campaign, marched in the inaugural parade for him with other Peace Corps folks, and volunteered my time at the White House. Gave him alot of time and the only thing his staff would say is "we have a memory like an elephant". Referring to the Pander Bear incident in New Hampshire, when Tsongas said Clinton was pandering to the Special interests.
Many of the Clinton Peace Corps staffers bearly worked for him in his campaign. Bellamy may have through a Hillary connection and then was promoted by "Poo bah himself,Senator Dodd". The White House communications officer bearly worked on the campaign for the guy and he got the plum. Mike Whouley had something to do with that appointment. Oh, I forgot to mention the Baquette, I mean Chuckie. (He never helped Clinton on the campaign) How many volunteers died during the time he was there
They sure do have memories like elephants. Republican Elephants. His staff "glazed over" us Tsongas folks. We will not forget either but we are not politically inept. We will help people who help us. I think Clinton left that kind of thinking at the Donut shop while eating his Glazed Donut.
Clinton forgot this golden rule of Politics. Its coming back to bite him all over the golf course.
Tell Clinton he owes me thirty five grand for my volunteer time at the White House for one. With all of his speaking engagement money and fund raising I am sure he could cough up 35,000 for my student loan debt.
|Posted on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 4:54 pm: |
Sen. Clinton Wants New U.N. Role in Iraq
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Nov 28, 3:58 PM (ET)
By JIM KRANE
(AP) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton talks during a meeting with prominent Iraqi women in Baghdad Friday...
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A day after President Bush's surprise visit, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jack Reed arrived Friday in less-dramatic style, saying it isn't too late to bring the United Nations back to Iraq.
A U.S. soldier, meanwhile, was killed when guerrillas shelled a military base in the northern city of Mosul.
Clinton and Reed said the expense and political burden in administering Iraq would be made easier with the U.N.'s stamp of legitimacy and help in transferring power to Iraqis.
"I'm a big believer that we ought to internationalize this, but it will take a big change in our administration's thinking," the former first lady said. "I don't see that it's forthcoming."
Both senators cautioned that the Bush administration's new plans to speed up the transfer of power to an Iraqi government are risky, given the country's political and social upheaval.
Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, said a "critical factor" for coalition authorities was securing the blessing of Iraq's majority Shiite Muslim community, including Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, who has criticized the plan.
Al-Sistani, whose opinion is crucial to the success of any political plan in Iraq, has said in recent days he wants an elected Iraqi provisional government instead of one chosen through regional caucuses.
"We're caught in a dilemma, possibly of our own making," Reed said. "A quick, hasty election might bring to power a person who doesn't share the values we're trying to encourage. But the more we wait, the more it looks like an occupation."
Clinton said the main purpose of her trip was to show support for U.S. troops.
(AP) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton gets a tour through barracks of the 2nd battalion 2nd Airborne Division...
"I wanted to come to Iraq to let the troops know about the great job they're doing," the New York Democrat said.
Reed, who voted against authorizing war against Iraq, said his rationale has been confirmed by his visit, as well as by a trip he made in July.
He said the Bush administration was too hasty in dismissing the U.N. search for weapons that probably would have shown that Iraq represented no imminent threat to the United States. He said alleged links between Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network and Saddam Hussein also appeared to be exaggerated.
For her part, Clinton supported a resolution granting Bush congressional authority to wage war against Iraq.
Iraqis expressed differing opinions about the significance of Thursday's 2 1/2-hour visit by Bush, which was organized in such secrecy that even members of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council who greeted the president were not told about it.
(AP) An Iraqi woman walks next to a defense wall around the CPA, Coalition Provisional Authority...
"We cannot consider Bush's arrival at Baghdad International Airport yesterday as a visit to Iraq," said Mahmoud Othman, a member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council. "He did not meet with ordinary Iraqis. Bush was only trying to boost the morale of his troops."
A soldier died on Thanksgiving from a gunshot wound inside the heavily fortified U.S. base in Ramadi, 60 miles west of Baghdad. Military officials have refused to describe the circumstances of the shooting.
Another soldier died Friday when four mortar shells pounded a 101st Airborne Division base in Mosul. Iraqi insurgents have stepped up attacks in previously calm Mosul in recent weeks.
U.S. soldiers in Ramadi shot a 7-year-old Iraqi child in the foot after the child pointed an AK-47 automatic rifle at them, the U.S. military said.
And a U.S. soldier was seriously wounded after a roadside bomb struck a convoy he was traveling in near the town of Samarra, about 75 miles north of Baghdad, said Lt. Col. William MacDonald, spokesman for the 4th Infantry Division.
Two other U.S. soldiers were injured when their tank struck a land mine near the Syrian border, the military said.
The military also said it had captured one of Saddam's former bodyguards, identified as Brig. Gen. Khalid Arak Hatimy. The statement said Hatimy had been inciting the uprising west of Baghdad and providing money and weapons to guerrillas.
More than 60 U.S. troops have been killed in hostile action in November, more than any other month since Bush declared the end of major combat May 1.
Since operations began, nearly 300 U.S. service members have died from hostile action. Another 136 have died from accidents and other causes. A total of 75 soldiers from allied nations also have died.
|Posted on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 7:27 pm: |
SIGNING OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN MINISTRY OF WOMEN’S AFFAIRS AND MINISTRY OF HEALTH, MINISTRY OF PLAN, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE AND UNDP
November 20, 2003 Kabul – Within the framework of the “Institutional Capacity Building Support to Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA)” program, which is jointly implemented by UNDP and UNIFEM, MoWA Training and Advocacy Department with the technical support of UNDP is implementing gender training program for key government officials. The aim of this program is to accomplish the overall objective of MoWA on gender mainstreaming at the governmental level and in the process of reconstruction of Afghanistan. For this purpose MoWA Training Advocacy Department undertook initial discussions and implemented gender orientation seminars for the key line ministries to introduce MOWA’s gender training programme and gender mainstreaming strategy.
In this line Memorandum of Understanding, was signed between Ministry of Women’s Affairs and key line Ministries (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Plan, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Justice) and the UNDP on November 20that the Intercontinental Hotel, Kabul. This MoU prepared to ensure that selected ministerial officials are equipped with the attitudes, knowledge and skills to mainstream gender in government policies and programmes, at the same time it signifies the political commitment for inter-ministerial collaboration for the cause of establishing gender equality in Afghanistan. MoU Ceremony has been attended by UNIFEM acting head, Belgium government representative, representatives of some local NGOs and media representatives and MoWA departments.
Within the “Institution Capacity Building Support to MoWA project”, which is jointly implemented by UNDP and UNIFEM, MoWA Training and Advocacy Department with the technical support of UNDP is implementing gender training program for key Government Officials with the aim to accomplish its overall objective on gender mainstreaming at the governmental level and in the process of reconstruction of Afghanistan Institutional Capacity Building Program to MoWA program is funded both by Belgium and French Government with total funding of approximately one million US dollar. The program has many components among which gender training program constitutes the large part and implemented with a local partner entitled ‘Afghan Women’s Network’ and the program has been expanded to five provinces, where Ministry has provincial representatives (Kandahar, Heart, Parwan, Ghazni, Logar). Program constitutes of a four level training: 1. Gender Awareness 2. Gender and Development 3.Gender Analysis 4. Gender Mainstreaming. This training program is planned to be institutionalized through the establishment of a Gender Training Institute, which is to be realized together with Kabul University and another academic institutions at the international level. The other components of the support to MoWA are capacity building trainings for Ministerial staff to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness such as in management, reporting, and finance i.e. ; initiation of the construction of a three level building for the MoWA, Training and Advocacy Department will be realized to expand the training facilities of the Ministry.
For more information please contact:
Fulya Vekiloglu, MoWA Programme Manger
|Posted on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 11:48 am: |
Now that Hillary has finally made it to Iraq, maybe we should mention Peace Corps to Bush.