|3/31/05||Battle For The Courts|
A battle is about to open in Washington that will knock such old staples as Iraq and Social Security reform right off the nation`s front pages-or at least to positions well below the fold. For Preside . . . .
|3/31/05||Battlements And Ammunition|
"Saying the Constitution is a living document is the same as saying we don`t have a Constitution," writes Walter Williams.
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|3/31/05||Another Democrat Embraces MoveOn|
On Capitol Hill, another prominent Democratic senator has allied himself with the left-wing activist group MoveOn.org, even as some centrists in the party have reportedly urged Democrats to distance t . . . .
|3/28/05||Annan To Face Renewed Calls For Resignation|
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will face fresh calls for his resignation this week after being criticized by the commission he set up to investigate the Iraqi oil-for-food scandal. In a report, An . . . .
|3/28/05||Domestic, Not Foreign|
"Our process for selecting federal judges has unfortunately become increasingly controversial and divisive in recent years," writes Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.). "But whatever one`s personal views may be . . . .
|3/28/05||Salazar Retreats From No-Filibuster Position|
Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) has backed off the position he took during his campaign last year that Democrats should not filibuster President Bush`s judicial nominees.
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|3/27/05||The Non-Smoking Gun|
Well, it's finally complete-a Clinton administration-inspired
study into the efficacy of various firearm-related controls,
restrictions, freedoms and programs by the National Research
Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences. Published as a
300-page report entitled Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review,
the study concluded: More research is needed.
|3/25/05||The ABC's of Media Bias|
The infamous memo that argued Republicans stood to gain
politically by saving the life of Terri Schiavo was characterized
by ABC News as consisting of "GOP Talking Points." "Rather than an
example of . . . .
|3/24/05||FEC Signals Light Hand On Internet Campaigning|
The Federal Election Commission revealed that it plans to take
what one of its commissioners termed a "relatively nonintrusive"
approach to regulating political campaigns on the Internet. The
agency, . . . .
|3/24/05||Navigating The Left|
David Horowitz, a radical turned conservative author and activist,
has created a Web site, DiscoverTheNetwork.org,
which he describes as "a navigation tool for identifying, mapping and
defining the . . . .
|3/23/05||Propaganda And The Money Trail|
According to a recent report by the nonpartisan Political Money Line, Campaign Finance Lobby: 1994-2004, Pew Charitable Trusts spent an average of $4 million a year over 10 years promoting campaign fi . . . .
|3/22/05||If Gun Background Checks Don't Work, Will 'Watch Lists' Be Any More Effective?|
"Should people lose rights because they are sympathetic to, but
do not actually help, terrorist groups? Should law enforcement be
the arbiter of those sympathizers who should be placed on "watch
list . . . .
|3/22/05||FEC Considers Restricting Online Activities|
The Federal Election Commission has begun considering whether to
issue new rules on how political campaigns are waged on the
Internet, a regulatory process that is expected to take months to
complete . . . .
Ever since election day, the media have been wringing their hands over failing to understand how much cultural values mattered to voters. Among the most polarizing issues--gun ownership. Media tend to . . . .
|3/21/05||Bolton Faces Confirmation Fight|
Democrats say John Bolton may win confirmation to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but he is going to have a rough fight.
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|3/21/05||Weapons Of Mass Disinformation|
If someone advocates an ideology that has contempt for the individual and has caused untold economic misery and the deaths of hundreds of millions at the hands of their governments, what would you thi . . . .
|3/18/05||First Judge Showdown|
When the Senate Judiciary Committee met March 17, "chairman Arlen Specter didn`t see the need to refight the nomination of William Myers to a place on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Myers had alr . . . .
|3/18/05||Who's Bankrolling The Enemy|
The anti-hunting capital of the world is located at 2100 L St.,
NW in Washington, D.C. There, under the shadow of the Capitol Dome,
is the national headquarters of The Humane Society of the United
States (HSUS), a multinational conglomerate with 10 regional
offices in the U.S.
|3/17/05||"Right On, MoveOn!"|
"At times during MoveOn.org`s `Rally for Fair Judges,` held March 16 near the Capitol, it was hard to tell if the left-wing organizing group had planned a political rally or a revival meeting," writes . . . .
|3/17/05||Kerry Loves Mainstream Media|
John F. Kerry effectively ended his political career on Feb. 28, 2005, during a little-noticed event at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. He was being presented with the library`s "Distinguish . . . .
|3/16/05||Democrats Threaten Shutdown|
Democrats yesterday said they will halt all Senate business except essential operations and national defense if Republicans use the "nuclear option" to unclog President Bush`s judicial nominees.
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|3/15/05||Study Finds Press Negative On Bush|
The press produced three times more negative stories about President Bush than about Sen. John Kerry during the 2004 campaign, says a study released March 14.
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|3/15/05||Nelson County Blues|
This past Election Day, citizens in Louisiana and Montana voted
for amendments to their respective constitutions making hunting a
protected practice. Thus, these states joined the growing ranks of
other states-14 in all-that have bestowed constitutional protection
upon this fundamental heritage.
|3/11/05||Sarbanes to Forgo Another Senate Term|
Anti-gun Maryland Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes will announce today that he will not seek another term in the Senate, a Senate Democratic official confirmed, ending a 34-year congressional career.
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|3/9/05||Justice Kennedy`s Mind|
"Mature, sensible people generally don`t agree to obligations they don`t understand," writes Jonah Goldberg. "But that is precisely what our elected and appointed leaders are asked to do today. When t . . . .
|3/8/05||Felons And Democratic Politicking|
Should convicted murderers be allowed to vote? If the federal
Count Every Vote Act of 2005 passes, they will be. The
bill-sponsored by Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton, John Kerry,
Barbara Boxer, Bar . . . .
|3/8/05||Bolton Tabbed As Envoy To U.N.|
President Bush yesterday nominated John R. Bolton, the tough-talking undersecretary of state, to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
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|3/3/05||GMU Ties Phi Beta Kappa Rejection To Moore Snub|
George Mason University professors say the rejection of their application to start a Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus is linked to the school`s high-profile snub of "Fahrenheit 9/11" filmmaker Michael . . . .
A boulder now blocks Rudolph W. Giuliani's path to the White
House: a nagging suspicion among conservatives that he is too
liberal for the Republican presidential nomination. Giuliani could
earn conse . . . .
|3/1/05||A Contradictory Biden|
Appearing on NBC`s "Meet the Press" Sunday, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden, a former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was asked a direct question about filibustering judicial nominees, and Mr. B . . . .
As professions of lack of interest in the presidency go, Vice President Dick Cheney`s is unusually strong. "Yet there`s every reason he should change his mind," says Fred Barnes.
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|3/1/05||Judicial Nomination Battles Begin Anew|
When William G. Myers, III appears before the Judiciary Committee March 1, his nomination to the federal appeals court will reopen the battle between President Bush and the Senate Democrats over judic . . . .