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 28, 1999 |
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.
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.
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.