The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush hopes to send a pact on civilian nuclear cooperation with Russia to the U.S. Congress in the next month, but a congressional aide said there would be strong resistance to the deal.
The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the White House on Friday, demanding to learn the role that energy companies including Enron Corp. played in developing the Bush administration's energy policy.
WASHINGTON -- President Bill Clinton has rejected calls by Irish activist Gerry Adams to pressure Britain on Northern Ireland as the White House moved to keep the controversy from souring Anglo-American relations. Clinton said his 1992 campaign proposal to name a U.S. envoy to mediate in Northern Ireland had been overtaken by events. Recently, he said, an ""astonishing"" peace initiative had been launched by the British and Irish prime ministers in December, and Adams should back it. ""Let's be fair. The people that have to resolve this are the Irish and the British,"" Clinton told reporters at the news conference Tuesday after one asked him his response to Adams' call for U.S. involvement and reminded him of his campaign pledge. ""When I spoke about that in the campaign, we didn't have the evidence that we now have, that the British and the Irish governments would take the steps that they have taken,"" Clinton said.