"When the security of this nation is threatened, Congress and the American people give the president great latitude," he said. "We probably have given this president more flexibility, more latitude, more range, unquestioned, than any president since Franklin Roosevelt -- probably too much. The Congress, in my opinion, really abrogated much of its responsibility."
The Man from Vermont is Not Green (He's Not Even a Liberal)
Damn the Polls Full Speed Ahead
"Certainly nobody wanted to have any negative impact on the election,"
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)
said U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan
The extraordinary decision to bug Mayor Street's office was a necessary step in a continuing federal investigation and was not politically motivated, the region's top federal law enforcement officials said yesterday.
posted by Cyndy
U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan and FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Lampinski said federal authorities never intended for the bug to be discovered weeks before a close election.
...U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, in town to give a speech at the conference, was rushed into the hotel by a sizable security force and did not speak with reporters.