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March 29, 2006 |
John Carbaugh, 60, an advisor to former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) who promoted foreign policies with a highly anti-communist edge, died March 19 at the Cleveland Clinic of a brain aneurysm and a staph infection. Although little known to the public, Carbaugh had considerable clout on Capitol Hill while working for the now-retired Helms, who once was a key member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Latin America became a focal point for Carbaugh's "shadow State Department" efforts.
September 25, 2005
IN his review of Jesse Helms' memoir, "Here's Where I Stand" (Book Review, Sept. 4), Matthew Continetti observes that Helms began his career viewed as a far-right conservative by advocating such ideas as a flat tax, privatizing Social Security and opposing integration but that today the country has caught up with his beliefs. The sad conclusion is that Continetti may be correct. RALPH S. BRAX Lancaster
September 4, 2005 |
ON Oct. 31, 1942, Jesse Helms and Dorothy "Dot" Coble married in Raleigh, N.C. Anyone who laments the ascendance of American conservatism over the last quarter century -- from Ronald Reagan's presidential victory in 1980 through Newt Gingrich's successful 1994 campaign to win GOP majorities in the House and Senate to George W. Bush's reelection in 2004 -- should rue this day. Before then, Helms was in the Navy and relatively apolitical.
June 17, 2005 |
The GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved North Carolina judge Terrence R. Boyle's nomination to the federal Court of Appeals in a party-line vote. Boyle, a U.S. District Court judge nominated for a seat on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., advances to the full Senate for confirmation on the 10-8 vote in committee.
January 6, 2005 |
Claude A. Allen, a controversial conservative who was one of the first African American aides to North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms, is President Bush's new domestic policy advisor, the White House announced Wednesday. Allen, deputy Health and Human Services secretary since 2001, joins the president's senior staff as assistant to the president a little more than a year after Senate Democrats blocked his nomination to the U.S.
October 3, 2002 |
The Senate paid tribute Wednesday to retiring Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina, an icon of conservatism and an uncompromising foe of communism who, colleagues said, abided by a Southern courtliness of a bygone era. Democratic Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, the 84-year-old Senate president pro tempore, called Helms, 80, "a true gentleman of the Old South" who stuck to his beliefs and demonstrated the power a single senator can wield.