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April 17, 2012 | By Jon Healey
Mitt Romney was probably surprised to learn Tuesday that his native state's most famous rock guitarist, Ted Nugent , had officially joined his campaign as a spokesman. Oh wait -- he didn't. But you wouldn't know that from the news release put out Tuesday by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, who railed, "Mitt Romney surrogate Ted Nugent made offensive comments about President Obama and November's elections this weekend that are despicable, deplorable and completely beyond the pale.
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December 9, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -  Mitch McConnell isn't the only Republican Senate leader who must contend with a noteworthy primary challenge. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip, will face a conservative challenger in Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who submitted paperwork late Monday for the March primary. Stockman, who returned to Congress this year after serving a single term in the 1990s, had been planning to run for reelection. An aide filed the application just 15 minutes before the close of the state filing period, the Houston Chronicle reported.
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NEWS
April 17, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON -- Ted Nugent, rock star and Mitt Romney supporter, stirred up controversy during an interview at the National Rifle Assn. convention in St. Louis in which he called President Obama's administration “vile, evil and America-hating.” “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said Monday. Most combative were his remarks calling Romney supporters to action, saying “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.” Nugent threw his support behind Romney in March after Texas Gov. Rick Perry's disappointing performance in the early primaries.
NATIONAL
May 3, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- The National Rifle Assn.'s annual convention begins in earnest Friday in Houston, with leaders who have spent the year defending the group in the wake of mass shootings emboldened by the recent defeat of federal gun control legislation and ready to rally around this year's theme: “Stand and Fight.” "If you are an NRA member, you deserve to be proud," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's chief executive wrote to members last week, saying they...
NATIONAL
April 19, 2012 | By David Horsey
Hard rocker Ted Nugent should write a new tune called "I Can't Keep My Mouth Shut. " At one performance, he encouraged the president of the United States to suck on his machine gun. Now, he has issued this final judgment of the Obama administration: “Our president and attorney general, our vice president, Hillary Clinton - -they're criminals. They're criminals. " Nugent made the comments at the National Rifle Assn. 's annual convention in St. Louis on Saturday. He also said, “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November!
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1988
Rock guitarist Ted Nugent "bagged" a black bear with an arrow in "The Great Outdoors," according to the text and headline of a Morning Report item Oct. 11. It is incomprehensible that Calendar so matter-of-factly carried this story. How does this qualify as entertainment news? The killing of a magnificent animal (one of the six largest ever taken in Michigan, according to your report) is unnecessary, macho destruction. This act helps perpetuate the deadly myth that is choking us: that the environment and all in it are ours to take and abuse.
NEWS
January 27, 2004
Re: "Bloody Stump" (Jan. 20): Years ago I happened across something on TV that I still can't believe. In a small enclosure was a large African antelope with a man shooting arrows into its chest and back. It became a pincushion. I wished it could have turned on the demon shooting it, but it did not. My soul is still wounded from what this "bow-hunter" did and still calls "fun." The "man" (in lieu of a more appropriate term): Ted Nugent. You could not have featured a more heinous or less compassionate character.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
At 39, Ted Nugent's ample store of animal spirits remains undiminished, and unencumbered by the slightest intrusion of wit or taste. Thursday night at the Celebrity Theatre in Anaheim, the heavy-rock guitarist was the same bounding, cackling, foul-mouthed Visigoth he was at his commercial peak a decade ago, when he was still enough of a draw to headline in arenas.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
Some earth dogs still can have their day. Others would be better off just rolling over and burying their bones. "Earth dog" was the term that radio programming consultants coined for arena bands of the '70s and early '80s whose rock was generally unimaginative, unambitious, but meaty and beaty enough to keep disco-hating middle-American consumers well-satisfied.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
Though he's 39, Ted Nugent's ample store of animal spirit remains undiminished and is unencumbered by the slightest intrusion of wit or taste. Thursday night at the Celebrity Theatre in Anaheim, the heavy-rock guitarist was the same bounding, cackling, foul-mouthed Visigoth he was at his commercial peak a decade ago, when he was still enough of a draw to headline arenas. (He was also scheduled to play the Santa Monica Civic on Friday.
NEWS
February 12, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Rocker Ted Nugent heard little to like in President Obama's State of the Union address, dismissing the president's proposals to stem gun violence as "more nonsense. " "Nothing he proposed, or nothing that has been proposed, would have stopped any of the shootings," Nugent told reporters after watching the speech from the House chamber as the guest of a Republican congressman. "Who doesn't know this? Who doesn't know that registration and limitation on magazine capacity and the color of guns has anything to do with saving lives or reducing crime?"
NEWS
February 11, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Ted Nugent, the rocker-turned-gun-rights activist who was the subject of a Secret Service investigation last year after controversial remarks about President Obama, will attend Tuesday's State of the Union address as the guest of a conservative congressman from Texas. The invitation from Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), announced Monday, comes as some Democratic lawmakers have invited people who have been affected by gun violence to attend the presidential address.
NATIONAL
February 11, 2013 | By Wes Venteicher, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Seats at President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night will be filled with the legislative priorities of a bitterly divided Congress. Efforts to humanize intensifying national policy battles will bring some strange bedfellows to the address, where a survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre will find herself in the same audience as Ted Nugent, a rocker turned gun rights activist who was the subject of a Secret Service investigation last year after making controversial remarks about Obama.
NATIONAL
August 16, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Everybody knows that rock stars are legendary for their bad behavior: The Stones trashed hotel rooms, the Who smashed their instruments onstage. Pity poor Mick Brown, the drummer for rocker Ted Nugent. Now 55, the music industry veteran from Cave Creek, Ariz., was arrested following a concert in Maine for high-jinks many might consider appropriate for his, ahem, advancing age. He was busted for allegedly taking a drunken joyride on a golf cart. Brown pleaded not guilty this week to operating under the influence of intoxicants, driving to endanger, theft and assault following a July 8 concert in Bangor, Maine.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2012 | By August Brown
Rocker Ted Nugent has made it perfectly clear over the years that he won't tolerate the government trampling on his liberty or that of his bandmates. This time, however, the famously right-wing singer-guitarist might have to concede that Johnny Law had a point. According to police in Bangor, Maine , Nugent's drummer, 55-year-old Mick Brown, was arrested Sunday after allegedly stealing a golf cart from Bangor's waterfront pavilion, where Nugent had just performed with Styx and REO Speedwagon.
NATIONAL
April 20, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- Just when they thought Ted Nugent didn't have any more arrows to unleash, it turns out he did: specifically, an arrow aimed at a bear during a hunting trip in southeastern Alaska that has now landed the rocker-turned-outdoorsman in federal court. In a plea agreement filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, Nugent will plead guilty to one count of transporting an illegally hunted bear - an offense that could result in a $10,000 fine. Nugent, 63, was on Alaska's Sukkwan Island in May 2009 filming an episode of his Outdoor Channel television show, “Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild,” which is described on his website as the “ultimate hands-on conservation lifestyle television show.” According to court documents, he was bow hunting near a bait station designed to attract black bears when he fired an arrow that wounded a bear, which then ran off. Nugent “failed to locate and harvest the wounded black bear,” the plea agreement said, and then four days later, he shot and killed another black bear at one of the registered bait sites and then transported it off the island.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
Wherein hard rock's aging savage, Ted Nugent, trades in his loincloth for pinstripes, with ex-members of Styx and Night Ranger providing the corporate-pop gloss. For a recycling project, it has a few surprisingly zesty moments ("Coming of Age," "Piledriver"). Otherwise, Damn Yankees is a calculated, uninvolving hybrid of the Nuge's still-rampant hormones and the corporate boys' slick hooks.
NATIONAL
April 19, 2012 | By David Horsey
Hard rocker Ted Nugent should write a new tune called "I Can't Keep My Mouth Shut. " At one performance, he encouraged the president of the United States to suck on his machine gun. Now, he has issued this final judgment of the Obama administration: “Our president and attorney general, our vice president, Hillary Clinton - -they're criminals. They're criminals. " Nugent made the comments at the National Rifle Assn. 's annual convention in St. Louis on Saturday. He also said, “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November!
NEWS
April 17, 2012 | By Jon Healey
Mitt Romney was probably surprised to learn Tuesday that his native state's most famous rock guitarist, Ted Nugent , had officially joined his campaign as a spokesman. Oh wait -- he didn't. But you wouldn't know that from the news release put out Tuesday by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, who railed, "Mitt Romney surrogate Ted Nugent made offensive comments about President Obama and November's elections this weekend that are despicable, deplorable and completely beyond the pale.
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