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September 23, 1997
Jesse Helms: the only excuse for term limits. DAVID WYLER Hollywood
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OPINION
September 27, 2008
Re "Misplaying the race card," Opinion, Sept. 23 I am incredulous. Jonah Goldberg wants to blame the Democrats for playing the race card. It was the Nixon administration that devised the GOP's Southern strategy to appeal to Southern whites upset about civil rights gains by blacks. GOP members have opposed the Martin Luther King holiday, affirmative action and sanctions against apartheid in South Africa. Their icons have included Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond and the Confederate flag.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2001 | By CRISPIN SARTWELL, Crispin Sartwell teaches philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art and is the author of "End of Story: Toward an Annihilation of Language and History" (SUNY Press, 2000)
In his long Senate career, Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) almost always has been wrong. But he was right about the National Endowment for the Arts. He wanted it closed down. The flash point came in the late 1980s, when Helms realized that there was political hay to be made from condemning a handful of grants that the NEA had made to controversial artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Karen Finley and Andres Serrano. When people found out the content of the work of those artists, many were outraged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2008 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
Jesse Helms, the former U.S. senator from North Carolina who for half a century infuriated liberals with his race-baiting campaign tactics and presidents of both parties with his use of senatorial privilege, died Friday. He was 86. Helms, who won election to the Senate five times before retiring in 2003, died early Friday at a nursing home in Raleigh, N.C., according to John Dodd, president of the Jesse Helms Center in Wingate, N.C.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW
State Sen. Art Torres (D-Los Angeles) on Friday equated Sen. Jesse Helms' (R-N.C.) bid to ban public funding of controversial artworks with the the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. "Helms is using the same standard that Iran used (when Khomeini condemned 'Satanic Verses' author Salman Rushdie)," Torres said, as he announced the introduction of a legislative directive "demanding that Congress reject any repressive measures such as the Helms amendment."
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May 28, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Sen. Jesse Helms has pro nounced President Clinton unqualified to make military decisions on Bosnia-Herzegovina, saying, "I hope he won't shoot from the hip." The White House brushed off the latest criticism from the North Carolina Republican who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry said Clinton was satisfied that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was taking the correct military steps in the intensifying conflict.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2001 | DAVID R. AYON, David R. Ayon writes about U.S., Mexican and Latino politics and is a research associate at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University. E-mail: drayon@gte.net
For decades, no American has gotten under Mexico's skin quite like Sen. Jesse Helms. The conservative North Carolina Republican has frequently raked Mexico over the coals of drug smuggling, official corruption, financial crises, fraudulent elections and relations with communist Cuba, just to name an issue or two. Helms has been Washington's premier Mexico-basher. The nearly octogenarian senator dislikes travel and is wheelchair-bound.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
BOOKS
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
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September 4, 2005 | Matthew Continetti, Matthew Continetti is a staff writer at the Weekly Standard.
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.
NATIONAL
June 17, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2005 | Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
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.
NATIONAL
October 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 11, 2002 | From Associated Press
Sen. Jesse Helms moved from a hospital to a rehabilitation facility Monday to continue his recovery from heart surgery, his chief of staff said. Chief of staff Jimmy Broughton said the 80-year-old senator was moved to a center in northern Virginia, where he is expected to remain at least several weeks. Helms (R-N.C.) had an operation April 25 to replace a worn-out pig valve implanted in his heart 10 years ago.
NEWS
April 27, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A day after undergoing an operation to replace a worn-out pig valve installed in his heart 10 years ago, Sen. Jesse Helms was awake and responding to family members. Helms, 80, remained in an intensive care unit but was allowed visitors. Officials at Inova Fairfax Hospital deferred all questions about his condition to Helms' office. The North Carolina Republican has said he will retire in January after 30 years in the Senate.
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