Posts Tagged ‘Jesse Helms’

Holding the Phone for Helms

July 8, 2008

Holding the Phone for Helms

The U.S. Senate has decided to postpone today’s vote on the telecom surveillance bill until tomorrow so senators may attend this afternoon’s funeral for the late Jesse Helms. Mr. Helms himself has not replied to telephone calls from the press.

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Best Correction Ever

July 7, 2008

Best Correction Ever

Correction: July 6, 2008

An article today in Sunday Business about missed opportunities to reduce America’s dependence on imported oil refers to a 1990 effort by Senator Jesse Helms, Republican of North Carolina, to block higher mileage requirements for vehicles and notes that Mr. Helms did not return calls seeking comment. The section went to press on Thursday, before Mr. Helms’s death Friday morning.

American Energy Policy, Asleep at the Spigot

Hat Tip: FishBowlDC

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