September 9, 1995 |
"Sign the pledge! Sign the pledge!" That was the shout heard from a few dozen fervent opponents of abortion when Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), an abortion foe himself, took the podium at Friday's opening session of the Christian Coalition's annual strategy conference. The hecklers had been egged on by Texas Sen.
September 14, 1997 |
Trying to mend ties to his Christian conservative base, House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Saturday condemned abortion, religious persecution and trial lawyers playing "litigation lottery" with tobacco lawsuits. He was a featured speaker at the Christian Coalition's "Road to Victory" conference that drew five other Republicans mulling presidential bids--Rep. John R. Kasich of Ohio, Lamar Alexander, Steve Forbes, Alan Keyes and Sen. John Ashcroft of Missouri.
October 18, 1992 |
Two years after Christian activists' "stealth" campaigns produced victories in races for dozens of minor San Diego County offices, suspicions over their secretive tactics have surfaced in an Assembly race that is viewed as a crucial test of their bid to elect candidates to political offices above the grass-roots level.
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March 2, 1990 |
le Mayor Richard B. Edgar tries to distance himself from the growing controversy over restrictions on prayers before public meetings, the leader of an angry group of clergy on Thursday called for Edgar's resignation. This week, Edgar sent another letter to local clergy in which he backed off from the city attorney's statement that ministers could no longer mention any religion or deity during invocations. Edgar said his original letter, written on the advice of City Atty.
November 6, 1990 |
Democrats filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission, alleging that a group headed by broadcaster Pat Robertson had failed to report spending against Democratic House candidates. The complaint alleged that Robertson's Christian Coalition has been buying radio spots and sending mail opposing Democratic candidates in at least four states. The papers filed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee focused on the races of incumbent Reps.
January 25, 1992 |
Christian Coalition, a national political action group launched more than two years ago by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, hopes to make its first impact on California elections this year by using an unusual "in-pew" voter registration plan along with traditional grass-roots techniques.
February 11, 1999 |
Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson has reassumed the presidency of the political organization after spending several years as a senior advisor, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The post became vacant when Don Hodel, a former Reagan administration Cabinet secretary, left to pursue other interests. Robertson angered some conservative leaders, including Hodel, when he said last month that President Clinton had won the public relations battle and the Senate should end the impeachment trial.
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May 25, 1996 |
The Christian Coalition, the dominant "religious right" movement of the 1990s, is urging conservative Christians to avoid harsh words and self-righteous demeanor in this election year even while cautioning them to be "tough under fire" against perceived demonic forces. "God is not looking for wimps," said Ralph Reed, executive director of the Christian Coalition, a politically oriented organization that has grown to 1.
September 19, 1998 |
In a measure of rising pressure from the Republican Party's conservative flank for decisive action against President Clinton, Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson on Friday criticized Congress for timidity and urged that the impeachment process move forward promptly.