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February 1, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
In the first eruption of controversy at a confirmation hearing for a Bush Administration Cabinet nominee, a prominent conservative told a Senate panel Tuesday that John Tower may lack the "moral character" to be secretary of defense. "Over the course of many years, I have encountered the nominee in a condition--lack of sobriety--as well as with women to whom he was not married," conservative activist Paul M. Weyrich told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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OPINION
February 28, 1999 | Sara Fritz
When Paul M. Weyrich coined the term "moral majority" in the mid-1970s, he was certain that more than half the American population embraced conservative religious values and could be mobilized politically to stamp out the moral relativism spawned in the 1960s. Now, a quarter-century later, Weyrich says he was wrong.
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NEWS
May 14, 1987 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Some conservatives, angry over what they describe as the "self-appointed intrusion" of other conservatives into the AIDS debate, have risen to defend Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who has been under attack for his outspoken views on how to combat the epidemic. "To ignore reality within our society is to act like ostriches," wrote Douglas O. Lee, chairman of Americans for Nuclear Energy, to ultraconservatives Phyllis Schlafly and Paul M.
NEWS
February 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
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."
NEWS
March 23, 1989 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
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.
OPINION
February 28, 1999 | Sara Fritz
When Paul M. Weyrich coined the term "moral majority" in the mid-1970s, he was certain that more than half the American population embraced conservative religious values and could be mobilized politically to stamp out the moral relativism spawned in the 1960s. Now, a quarter-century later, Weyrich says he was wrong.
NEWS
February 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
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."
NEWS
March 22, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
April 4, 1986 | Associated Press
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.
NATIONAL
July 21, 2004 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 23, 1989 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
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.
NEWS
March 22, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
February 1, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
In the first eruption of controversy at a confirmation hearing for a Bush Administration Cabinet nominee, a prominent conservative told a Senate panel Tuesday that John Tower may lack the "moral character" to be secretary of defense. "Over the course of many years, I have encountered the nominee in a condition--lack of sobriety--as well as with women to whom he was not married," conservative activist Paul M. Weyrich told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
NEWS
May 14, 1987 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Some conservatives, angry over what they describe as the "self-appointed intrusion" of other conservatives into the AIDS debate, have risen to defend Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who has been under attack for his outspoken views on how to combat the epidemic. "To ignore reality within our society is to act like ostriches," wrote Douglas O. Lee, chairman of Americans for Nuclear Energy, to ultraconservatives Phyllis Schlafly and Paul M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992 | ALAN MILLER
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.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Harriet E. Miers may be a conservative Republican now, but she wasn't always that way, public records and Texas colleagues say. In 1987 and 1988, Miers donated $3,000 to Democratic campaign committees -- $1,000 each to the Democratic National Committee, to the reelection campaign of Sen. Lloyd Bentsen of Texas, and to the presidential campaign of Sen. Al Gore of Tennessee. Gore cast himself as the most conservative choice in a field of seven Democrats.
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