March 23, 1989 |
House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.), branding as "ridiculous" and "outrageous" a proposal that the Justice Department seek an independent counsel to investigate him, Wednesday declared that President Bush has given him personal assurances that his Administration will take no part in the controversy over possible ethics violations by the Speaker. The Democratic-controlled Senate's bruising rejection of Bush's nomination of former Sen.
February 17, 1999 |
A prominent conservative, giving voice to frustration within the Republican Party over President Clinton's acquittal, is telling conservative leaders that American society is "approaching barbarism" and is out of step with their political movement. "I no longer believe that there is a moral majority," Paul Weyrich wrote in a letter dated Tuesday to several hundred conservatives. "I do not believe that a majority of Americans actually share our values."
March 22, 1989 |
Conservative activist Paul Weyrich has asked Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh to name a special prosecutor to investigate an allegation that House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) has violated federal criminal law, a spokesman for Weyrich said Tuesday. Weyrich, whose accusations of drinking and womanizing against former Sen. John Tower (R-Tex.
April 4, 1986 |
A group of 52 prominent conservatives appealed to President Reagan today to sell advanced fighter aircraft to Taiwan to offset a proposed sale to China of $550 million in American fighter technology. The conservatives said in a letter to Reagan that they are "deeply concerned" about the proposed sale to Peking and "how such sales will negatively impact on the security of the Republic of China in Taiwan." The signers of the letter included the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Richard Viguerie and Paul M.
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December 10, 1992 |
Buck McKeon, the Republican congressman-elect who will represent the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and parts of the San Fernando Valley, will attend a congressional orientation program this week sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation rather than the traditional program at Harvard University. McKeon has been participating in orientation and House organizational activities in Washington for the last week along with his 63 Democratic and 46 Republican colleagues.
July 21, 2004 |
After protests from the party's conservative wing, the Republican National Committee has invited several conservative Republicans to speak during the presidential nominating convention, which begins next month in New York. Additions include Sens. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Sam Brownback of Kansas and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, three of the most prominent conservatives in Congress. Originally, the party announced a lineup of speakers heavy on moderates, such as Gov.