February 23, 2001 |
House Majority Leader Dick Armey asked the head of the NAACP to meet with him to discuss what Armey said was a common practice of trying to make political gains by labeling Republicans as racists, which he labeled "racial McCarthyism" or "reverse race-baiting." Armey (R-Texas) said he realized he might be opening himself up to "bogus charges of racism" by writing the letter, but he hoped Kweisi Mfume would meet him. Mfume, president of the National Assn.
December 11, 2001 |
House Majority Leader Dick Armey, second-ranking leader among Republicans and an advocate for tax cuts and smaller government, has told associates he may retire at the end of his term, a source close to the Texas lawmaker said Monday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Armey had notified House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and other Republicans that he may not seek reelection to a 10th term in 2002.
April 19, 1996 |
House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) on Thursday defended the Whitewater hearings as a justified response to a "very mean" Democratic Party led by a president who practices politics as a "blood sport." In perhaps the most open official acknowledgment yet of the GOP's political interests in the hearings, Armey said in a C-SPAN cable network interview that "politics is a mean business, and the Democratic Party is a very mean party. And our guys have to respond."
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September 3, 1998 |
House Majority Leader Dick Armey, in Los Angeles to raise money for Valley Republican congressional candidate Randy Hoffman, said Wednesday that President Clinton "will be held accountable" for the scandal related to White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky. Armey (R-Texas) declined to speculate on possible impeachment hearings stemming from independent counsel Kenneth Starr's impending report on Clinton, but he said the Democratic president will not walk away scot-free.
January 31, 1986 |
--"Wow!" It was a shock, really," Douglas Ebding said, adding that he was present during the births of the triplets--all girls. "It was neat." "Oh, it really hasn't hit me yet," Susan Ebding, 19, said, and no fertility drugs were used. She gave birth to twins in March and now, triplets. She recalled how once she and her husband, 20, were so concerned that they might not be able to have children. "We thought we wouldn't have any, and then, all of a sudden, two, then three," she said.
October 5, 1993 |
House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.), announced tearfully Monday that he will retire after nearly four decades in Congress, touching off what is certain to be a fierce struggle for GOP leadership in the House. Michel's decision, announced at a press conference in Peoria, appeared to be driven in part by frustration over his party's loss of the White House and over the confrontational style of his more conservative GOP rivals.
April 8, 1998 |
House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) suggested Tuesday that President Clinton should resign, while a friend of Kathleen E. Willey, who has accused Clinton of groping her, and a White House archivist were questioned before a federal grand jury here. Army's implicit call for Clinton's resignation ranks as the most severe criticism leveled by a Republican leader since the controversy surrounding the president's relationship with former White House intern Monica S.
January 16, 1995 |
House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Tex.) said Sunday that $40 billion a year in federal spending cuts would be required to offset the loss of revenue from a "flat tax" proposal he plans to introduce. But Armey said his approach to overhauling the federal income tax--imposing a 17% rate for everyone--would be more fair and less burdensome to taxpayers who are upset with the complexity of the current system.
July 17, 1997 |
House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), once a political colossus who commanded the loyalty of his party, has escaped a new, more serious effort to oust him from his leadership post, Republican lawmakers and aides say. The abortive plot, hatched in secret meetings of Gingrich's critics last week, involved a broader range of Republican members than the small but vocal faction that for months has complained about Gingrich's trouble-plagued reign as speaker, GOP leadership aides said.