The Check Is Nearly in the Mail

A divided Senate approves aid to Nicaragua's CONTRAS -- again

The scene was quite familiar.

Arguments made time and again echoed anew; results that were foregone conclusions took arduous days to achieve. Complained Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole: "We already had this vote. We've been here. We were here in March." But however lost their cause, Senate opponents of the Reagan Administration's $100 million aid package for the contra forces in Nicaragua dug in and fought. They offered impassioned rhetoric and put forward more than a dozen amendments on matters ranging from the use of U.S. military trainers to funding for Nicaragua's closed opposition newspaper La Prensa. Nearly all of them...

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