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  NRA clout is outgunning Feinstein / Assault weapons ban renewal in doubt
Dianne Feinstein knows the odds are increasingly daunting as she tries to win congressional renewal of her 10-year-old assault weapons ban before it expires Sept. 13, and she warns that if the law lapses "you can expect the market to become flooded'' with such guns as AK-47s and Uzis.
Feinstein is searching for another piece of legislation to serve as a vehicle for her amendment, which bans the manufacture and sale of 19 types of semiautomatic weapons and ammunition clips of more than 10 rounds.
Feinstein and her allies are trying to stir up public interest in the debate, but it's hard in a political climate where the war in Iraq, the battle against terrorism and economic concerns are at center stage.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/06/28/MNGQK7D4RU1.DTL   (1068 words)

 Dianne Feinstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Feinstein supported the Iraq war resolution; she has claimed that she was misled by President Bush on the reasons for going to war.
Feinstein is a supporter of capital punishment, and she was the main Democratic sponsor of the failed 2006 constitutional flag burning amendment.
Feinstein was elected for a third full term in 2006, as predicted by many news agencies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dianne_Feinstein   (1553 words)

 Dianne Feinstein Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Politician and public official, Dianne Feinstein (born 1933) was elected San Francisco's first female mayor in 1979 and became one of the nation's most visible and publicly recognized leaders.
As mayor, Feinstein sought to calm the political turbulence and violence, balance the demands of conflicting pressure groups (she appointed another gay to replace Milk), and sought what she called an "emotional reconstruction" of the city's agitated polity.
As Senator, Feinstein took a firm stand on a range of issues: she was outspoken against President Clinton's certification of Mexico as being an ally in the drug war, she argued that China should be granted Most Favored Nation status, and argued against the leasing of a former Navy base to China's state-owned shipping company.
www.bookrags.com /biography/dianne-feinstein   (1193 words)

 Dianne Feinstein - dKosopedia
Dianne Feinstein was born in and began her political career in San Francisco, California.
Feinstein became acting mayor and was well-regarded for her calm handling of a city inflamed by riots and grief.
Feinstein is a strong proponent of gun control, yet is known to have carried concealed handguns herself with a normally nearly impossible to obtain California carry permit - few people, other than politicians and celebrities, are able to obtain California CCW permits.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Dianne_Feinstein   (643 words)

 :: NASA Quest > Women of NASA ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Since her election to the Senate in 1992, Dianne Feinstein has written legislation that initially was given little chance of passage but won approval in both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Clinton.
In 1969, Dianne Feinstein was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors with more votes than any other candidate, thereby making her the first woman ever to serve as President of the city's legislative body.
During her nine years as mayor, Dianne Feinstein cut the City's crime rate 27 percent and balanced nine budgets in a row.
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 Dianne Feinstein - Congresspedia
Senator Feinstein initially supported the use of military force in Iraq and recently has claimed that she was misled by President Bush on the reasons for going to war.
Feinstein is a firm supporter of capital punishment and of a constitutional amendment to ban the "desecration" of the American flag.
In 1993, Feinstein, along with then-Representative Charles Schumer (D-NY), led the fight to ban many semi-automatic firearms and restrict the sale of firearm magazines deemed "assault weapons." The ban was passed as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Dianne_Feinstein   (965 words)

 Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein is an astute politician who has successfully climbed the ladder of elective offices in San Francisco and California.
Dianne Feinstein was born on June 23, 1933, in San Francisco, the oldest of three daughters of Betty and Leon Goldman.
Feinstein held this position for a number of terms and on the morning of November 27, 1978, she was planning to announce her retirement from political life when she received the news that Mayor George Moscone had been fatally shot.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/DFeinstein.html   (542 words)

 Feinstein wants to change way recalls work / Senator calls 1911 law deeply flawed
Dianne Feinstein, a leading opponent of the move to oust Gov. Gray Davis, wants drastic changes to the state's recall process, saying current law is deeply flawed.
Feinstein, in an interview Tuesday night with The Chronicle, said she might consider a ballot campaign to persuade voters to alter the state Constitution's recall provisions adopted in 1911.
Feinstein said that has to be changed to prevent purely political recalls, which she believes is what Davis faces and the kind of effort she beat with more than 80 percent of the vote in 1983.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2003/08/21/FEINSTEIN.TMP   (797 words)

 Dianne Feinstein (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Dianne Feinstein Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is a Democratic U.S. Senator from California, a position she has held since 1992.
Feinstein is listed as a member of the Trilateral Commission as well as the Council on Foreign Relations.
Feinstein is married to wealthy financier Richard C. Blum.
dianne-feinstein.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (521 words)

 Full Biography for Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein was elected to the Senate in 1992 with more votes cast for a senator in U.S. history to fill the remaining two years of then-Senator Pete Wilson's term when he resigned to become California's Governor.
Senator Feinstein began her public service career with an interest in criminal justice, and was appointed by then-Governor Pat Brown to serve on the California Women's Parole Board from 1960 to 1966.
Dianne Feinstein received a B.A. in History from Stanford University in 1955 where she served as Student Body Vice-President from 1954 to 1955.
www.smartvoter.org /2000/11/07/ca/state/vote/feinstein_d/bio.html   (910 words)

 WIC Biography - Dianne Feinstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Dianne Feinstein served as the 35th Mayor of San Francisco; the first woman to ever hold the office.
Dianne Feinstein also served nearly nine years as a member of the Board of Supervisors.
Never one to allow one set back to deter her commitment to society, Feinstein ran and was elected to a two year term as U.S. Senator from California; she ran again in 1994, this time winning a four year term as Senator.
www.wic.org /bio/feinstei.htm   (417 words)

 DSCC : California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., raised $745,000 during the last three months of 2005 and said she had $5.7 million cash on hand as of Dec. 31.
Dianne Feinstein urged an audience of public officials and environmentalists to ask members of Congress to fund Upper Newport Bay dredging at a ceremony Tuesday to commemorate the planned dredging project, which is expected to begin soon.
Feinstein - with the backing of retiree advocacy organization AARP - chose to deliver her first major public policy address at a town hall meeting on what she thinks should be done to get the Social Security system off life support.
www.dscc.org /2006races/ca   (1076 words)

 Dianne Feinstein News
Dianne Feinstein News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that if the San Francisco 49ers want to move to Silicon Valley she'll fight to prevent them from using "San Francisco'' or "49ers'' in the team name.
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was expected to win a fourth term Tuesday.
www.topix.net /us-senate/dianne-feinstein   (676 words)

 Diane Feinstein Gun Control
There stood Dianne Feinstein, the anti-gun senator from California, posing for all the nation’s media to capture on Kodachrome, holding an AK-47 with her finger firmly planted on the trigger.
The reporters, dignitaries and innocent bystanders packed into the room were too ignorant to be terrified as Feinstein swept the crowd with the muzzle of the automatic rife, bold closed, finger on the trigger, high-capacity magazine locked in place.
Dianne Feinstein believes that only the privileged should be legally permitted to protect themselves.
www.alphadogweb.com /firearms/Diane_Feinstein.htm   (716 words)

 Dianne Feinstein — Infoplease.com
Feinstein entered politics at age 27, when she was appointed to California's women's parole board in 1960.
Feinstein was elected mayor in 1979, and reelected four years later.
Feinstein's rule some immigrants are more equal than others.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0878901.html   (489 words)

 OurSenate: CA / Dianne Feinstein Archives
Feinstein's reputation as a moderate stateswoman earns her broad popularity, more so than Barbara Boxer, who is still fairly popular but whose career as a liberal firebrand will always keep her under 60% of the vote.
Feinstein is winning a whopping 80% of the Bay Area, 69% of Los Angeles County, 53% of rural Northern California, and is even winning the Central Valley 49-36, unheard of for a Democrat.
Feinstein barely defeated such a candidate in 1994 when she was challenged by then-Rep. Michael Huffington.
www.oursenate.com /archives/2006_election/ca_dianne_feinstein   (1295 words)

 Dianne Feinstein mishandles assault rifle in public
Feinstein, who has shown herself to be an irresponsible firearm owner, wants to disarm), will tell you, "Never put your finger inside the trigger guard unless you want to fire the weapon." Eddie Eagle, the NRA safety mascot who teaches firearm safety to children, probably has some good lessons for so-called adult Feinstein.
Feinstein whispered a reminder to her; they probably learned proper firearm handling the first day on the firing range.
From "Reign of Terror" at the www.crimelibrary.com: "Amazingly enough, then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein held a news conference in which she told the press about all of the evidence that the L.A. task force had assembled with special attention to the Avia shoe footprints and ballistics evidence.
www.stentorian.com /2ndamend/dianne_f.html   (984 words)

 Amazon.com: Dianne Feinstein: Never Let Them See You Cry: Books: Jerry Roberts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Feinstein, "a thrice-married Jewish woman from the kook capital of America," came close to being picked as Walter Mondale's running mate in the 1984 presidential election.
Roberts's penetrating biography reveals Feinstein as a pragmatic, aggressive politician full of intriguing contradictions: a trailblazer for women but often at odds with feminists; ambitious but lacking in confidence at crucial moments in her career; cheerful and upbeat but lacking in humor and a sense of irony.
In this generally favorable biography, Feinstein is portrayed as a complex, sometimes contradictory person, but the author fails to explore adequately the complexity or explain the reasons for the contradictions.
www.amazon.com /Dianne-Feinstein-Never-Let-Them/dp/0062585088   (805 words)

 Campaign 2000 - Senator Dianne Feinstein National Review - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In 1998, she served as the honorary co-chairman of the retention campaign for the chief justice of the California Supreme Court, Ron George, a Republican.
Feinstein is one of the wealthiest members of Congress, thanks to her husband, the San Francisco-based merchant banker Richard C. Blum.
Although there are no signs of impropriety on Feinstein's part, it's hard to believe Blum's repeated claim that he has not traded on his wife's political influence.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1282/is_7_51/ai_54274874   (894 words)

 The Di Fi Watch
Dianne Feinstein, who was the best friend of real estate developers and landlords when she was mayor of San Francisco, has developed a high national profile in the Senate.
Feinstein is the beneficiary of several trust funds valued at between $500,000 and $1 million.
Telling Sen. Dianne Feinstein to "be brave," Mayor Brown has fired off a stern letter to the San Francisco Democrat, urging her to think twice about supporting a federal bill to crack down on illegal immigrants.
www.zpub.com /un/un-df.html   (2663 words)

 Project Vote Smart - Senator Feinstein - Interest Group Ratings
Summer 06 Senator Feinstein supported the interests of the Conservative Index - The John Birch Society 14 percent in Summer 06.
Fall 2004 Senator Feinstein supported the interests of the Conservative Index - The John Birch Society 20 percent in Fall 2004.
The Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel assigned Senator Feinstein a score of -4.
vote-smart.org /issue_rating_category.php?can_id=S0103103&...+Issues   (9158 words)

 ParaPundit: Senator Dianne Feinstein Opposes AgJobs Immigration Amnesty
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, authored a non-binding resolution that no such measures be added.
One of Craig's harshest critics on the Senate floor was Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California, who said the program offered "nirvana" to Mexican workers who might be contemplating crossing the border illegally to seek work in the United States.
As much as I think Feinstein is an political weather vane, I have to be happy that she is "blowing" our way on this issue.
www.parapundit.com /archives/002717.html   (3557 words)

 Dianne Feinstein | Congress votes database | washingtonpost.com
Dianne Feinstein is running in the U.S. Senate, California race.
See how Dianne Feinstein voted on key votes -- the most important bills, nominations and resolutions that have come before Congress, as determined by washingtonpost.com.
View Dianne Feinstein's 2005 official financial disclosure statement, which describes the sources, types and amounts of income earned in 2005.
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