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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - James A. Baker Iii
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, who served as President Ronald Reagan's chief of staff, said Sunday he's sure the 40th president regretted vetoing an anti-apartheid bill — a veto that Congress ultimately overrode in 1986.
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Thursday that Mitt Romney would be the Republicans' strongest nominee against President Obama, arguing that the former Massachusetts governor's private-sector experience would resonate with voters in swing states.
The only career foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, Lawrence Eagleburger was a straightforward diplomat whose exuberant style masked a hard-driving commitment to solving tangled foreign policy problems. Eagleburger, who died Saturday at age 80, held the job late in George H.W. Bush's presidency, culminating a distinguished diplomatic career.
The $38 billion in budget cuts Republicans got Democrats to accept over the weekend amount to a non-dent in the $14.3 trillion federal debt and leaves tea party activists feeling let down by Republicans in Congress, despite the movement's apparently crucial role in pressuring GOP leaders to push as hard as they did on the budget.
The looming fight over President Obama's so-called New START disarmament treaty with Russia seems to be coming down to one fundamental question: Would Ronald Reagan approve? On the answer may ride nothing less than the re-election prospects of a handful of senators who will decide the fate of this accord if Team Obama succeeds in forcing it to a vote in the last days of the current lame-duck session.
The American president was pushing hard for a Mideast peace agreement when six Jewish families arrived on this West Bank hilltop early one morning with cribs, refrigerators, Israeli flags and flatbed trucks carrying mobile homes.
The Iraq Study Group co-chaired by Lee H. Hamilton, the prominent Democrat who heads the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and James A. Baker III, whose Institute for Public Policy is at Houston's Rice University, warned in 2006 that Iran, now rid of erstwhile enemy Saddam Hussein, was already wielding more influence in Iraq than the U.S.
Relations with Washington began when President George H.W. Bush sent Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Mongolia's capital to announce U.S. support for the transition to democracy.