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  • Nativity scene reborn at Memphis library

    12/08/2005 2:06:03 PM PST · by dukeman · 26 replies · 414+ views
    Library agrees to allow display of full nativity scene after ADF letter to library officials prompts mayor to make request BARTLETT, Tenn. - Officials with the Memphis Public Library System have agreed to allow figures representing the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the wise men back into a nativity scene on the Bartlett Public Library's community shelves. News of a letter to the library by an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund apparently prompted the mayor of the city of Bartlett to ask the library to reverse their decision to exclude the figures. "I'm sure just about everyone would rather...
  • Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

    08/14/2012 7:42:18 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 30 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 8/10/2012 | Bruce Bartlett
    Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate By BRUCE BARTLETT, The Fiscal Times August 10, 2012 This week, conservatives launched a concerted effort to get Mitt Romney to choose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee. I do not believe this will happen. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal’s lead editorial strongly endorsed Ryan. Simultaneously, the right-wing Weekly Standard did so as well, emphasizing precisely the same points. Their argument basically boils down to the need for Romney to emphasize “big issues” in his campaign. First among these is slashing entitlement programs, especially Medicare. Ryan...
  • Obama Makes the Wrong Call on Oil Speculation (Speculator are NOT to blame for rising oil prices)

    04/27/2012 4:55:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 04/27/2012 | By BRUCE BARTLETT
    Lately, speculators have come under attack by Barack Obama. The president blames them for raising prices on oil and gasoline, and he has proposed new restrictions on oil traders. But this is a wrong turn on the road to a healthy economy. Back in 1958, onion farmers were concerned that speculators were taking advantage of them. They were especially concerned about the extreme volatility of onion prices, which could often double in a short period of time and then drop to a level below the cost of production. Farmers aimed their ire at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the principal futures...
  • Judge throws out concealed carry charge against Bartlett

    11/09/2011 2:44:36 PM PST · by Total Package · 22 replies ^ | 11-9-2011 | Staff
    A judge threw out the concealed carry charge against a driver at the center of a controversial traffic stop. After city prosecutors finished their case Wednesday afternoon, Municipal Court Judge Stephen Belden granted the defense motion to dismiss the most serious charge against William Bartlett of Brewster, arguing there was not enough evidence to continue the trial.
  • Republican (Rep. Roscoe Bartlett R-Md) says action in Libya is an 'affront' to the US Constitution

    03/21/2011 8:43:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/21/11 | John T. Bennett
    Republican says action in Libya is an 'affront' to the US ConstitutionBy John T. Bennett - 03/21/11 06:33 PM ET A senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee escalated his party's attacks on the Obama's administration's military action in Libya, calling the move unconstitutional. “The United States does not have a King's army," Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) said in a statement released Monday evening. "President Obama's unilateral choice to use U.S. military force in Libya is an affront to our Constitution." Bartlett said Obama's team has repeated "the mistakes" made by the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations when...
  • MI6 'halted bid to arrest bin Laden'

    11/09/2002 6:34:08 PM PST · by ds2000 · 4 replies · 123+ views
    Startling revelations by French intelligence experts back David Shayler's alleged 'fantasy'about Gadaffi plot Martin Bright, home affairs editor Sunday November 10, 2002 The Observer British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. The latest claims of MI6 involvement with Libya's fearsome Islamic Fighting Group, which is connected to one of bin Laden's trusted lieutenants, will be embarrassing to the Government, which described similar claims by renegade MI5 officer David Shayler as 'pure fantasy'. The...
  • State Rep. Jason Bartlett arrested for driving related charges (CT)

    11/18/2009 1:19:59 PM PST · by Koblenz · 9 replies · 830+ views
    WLAD ^ | Nov 18th, 2009 | Unknown
    Democratic State Representative Jason Bartlett, who's district includes Bethel, Danbury and Redding, was arrested on several motor vehicle charges after being pulled over in Newtown. Newtown Police Sgt. Dominic Costello says Bartlett was pulled over by an officer who saw him driving while speaking on his cell phone, without a hands free device. After a short investigation, the officer determined that his registration had expired and his license was suspended. Costello did not know why Bartlett's license was suspended. Bartlett says he will be releasing a statement about the incident this afternoon.
  • Adelson concedes; Bartlett to become Tulsa's new mayor (GOP pickup)

    11/10/2009 6:54:56 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 20 replies · 944+ views ^ | 11/10/09
    The race to become Tulsa's new Mayor ended less than an hour after the polls closed Tuesday evening when Democrat Tom Adelson conceded to his Republican foe, Dewey Bartlett, Jr. The office of the city's chief executive was up for grabs because incumbent mayor Kathy Taylor (D) announced in June that she would not run for re-election so she could concentrate on the city's financial stability. Mark Perkins, an independent candidate, also conceded to Bartlett about 8:15 p.m. The other independent in the race, Lawrence Kirkpatrick, has not issued a statement at the time of this writing. Bartlett, a business...
  • To Opponents Of The Stimulus

    08/22/2009 5:33:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 50 replies · 2,725+ views ^ | 08.21.09 | Bruce Bartlett
    But where is the evidence that tax cuts would have done any good when so many businesses are losing money and going bankrupt, when millions of workers have been laid off and have no wages to tax, and most investors have so many losses to carry forward that they probably won't pay a nickel of capital gains taxes for years after the market recovers? It's simply implausible to believe that more tax cuts, of which we had so many in the years leading up to the recession, would have had any effect whatsoever under current economic conditions. Some conservatives say...
  • Congressman Bartlett Invites You to Attend "Go Green" Energy Conference 6/29/09 in Frederick, MD

    06/29/2009 4:49:09 AM PDT · by foxfield · 10 replies · 562+ views
    Congressman Roscoe Bartlett's Web Site ^ | June 26, 2009 | Congressman Roscoe Bartlett
    Congressman Roscoe Bartlett Invites You to Attend the Free Go Green Energy Conference Monday, June 29 in Frederick, MD 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Congressman Roscoe Bartlett says, “I want to help you learn how to make every day Earth Day at the free Go Green Energy Conference this Monday, June 29 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in Frederick, Maryland. More than 500 people are registered to attend and see 85 indoor exhibitors, 18 outdoor exhibitors and learn from two dozen experts who will be speaking. I encourage homeowners, farmers and small business owners to attend the free Go...
  • GOP barely hangs on in Maryland

    05/04/2009 7:26:04 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 33 replies · 835+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 4, 2009 | Paul West
    This year, for the first time in decades, Maryland is left with only a single Republican congressman in Washington. And with a national debate stirring about how to reinvigorate the party, there are few signs that Republicans in the state have developed a plan for turning things around. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the top elected Republican in the country, said earlier this year that his party "seems to be slipping into a position of being more of a regional party than a national one." Specter's switch and the recent failure to pick up a historically Republican House...
  • What's behind Obama's big shift [Bartlett says McCain would have done "exactly the same thing"]

    04/26/2009 1:52:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,120+ views
    He is overseeing the boldest expansion of government in a generation. Is it a 'new pragmatism' right for the times or dangerous overreach by a young president? BY LINDA FELDMANN WASHINGTON - On the basketball court, Barack Obama likes the old "up and under" move. When he has the ball, he'll fake one way, wait for the guy who's covering him to jump, then duck under him. That observation from Denver sportscaster Vic Lombardi – who lucked into a game of pickup hoops last year with the future leader of the free world – is too juicy to pass up...
  • Congressman Roscoe Bartlett Urges Income and FICA Tax Holiday as Fastest, Most Effective Stimulus

    01/09/2009 2:17:40 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 21 replies · 895+ views ^ | 8 Jan 2009 | Congressman Roscoe Bartlett
    Congressman Roscoe Bartlett Urges Income and FICA Tax Holiday as Fastest, Most Effective Stimulus Responds to Speech by President-elect Obama One of 53 Co-sponsors of H.R. 143 “The fastest way to put more money in working people’s pockets and create jobs would be approving the legislation I support for a two-month holiday of personal income and FICA taxes,” said Congressman Roscoe Bartlett today. “People will spend their own money more wisely and more efficiently than government bureaucrats.” Congressman Bartlett made the comments in response to a major economic policy speech by President-elect Barack Obama. Congressman Bartlett said, “The Congressional Budget...
  • Why The Bailout?

    09/27/2008 12:13:20 PM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 40 replies · 715+ views
    The New York Post ^ | Sept. 27, 2008 | Bruce Bartlett
    A KEY reason the public hasn't bought the case for the $700 billion bailout plan is that the Bush administration hasn't explained why the financial sector is unique - unlike the auto industry or any economic actors who are hurting and asking for aid. Hence the opposition on the left, from those who want a broader bailout, and on the right, from those who want no bailout for anyone. The basic problem is that the financial sector faces systemic risk in a way that no other industry does: By its nature, it is a house of cards that can collapse...
  • Local commission takes on Trans-Texas Corridor

    07/17/2008 5:59:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 319+ views
    The Temple Daily Telegram ^ | July 16, 2008 | Fred Afflerbach
    HOLLAND - The mayor of this small community 15 miles south of Temple said Tuesday the commission of which she is president is ready to take by the horns the Texas Department of Transportation and its controversial proposal, the Trans-Texas Corridor. Armed with an 80-page manual, “How to Fight the TTC,” and backed by two non-profits who say they protect private property rights, Holland mayor Mae Smith said rural Bell County is ready for a fight. “Bell County sits here like a stepchild and they’re cramming this corridor down our throats,” Ms. Smith said, regarding the commission’s relationship with TxDOT....
  • Why Black People Don’t Care that GOP Is Civil Rights Party

    07/16/2008 11:41:41 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies · 215+ views ^ | July 16, 2008 | Bruce Bartlett
    I’m only one black American among millions, and I’m no authority on black people, nor do I speak for black people. But I can provide insight.Back in 2004, Republicans were trying to appeal to black voters. Newt Gingrich and the rest wanted to secure at least 25 percent of the “black vote.” Dream on! I poured a bucket of water over their piddling flame. Won’t work, I said. I explained my reasoning in “Why Courting the Black Vote Won’t Work,” which was published in the Washington Times.Unlike some black conservatives and Republicans I know, I don’t think the party should...
  • "Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past"

    05/11/2008 10:10:59 AM PDT · by Eye On The Left · 9 replies · 133+ views
    C-Span2 / BookTV Interview ^ | May 11, 2008 | C-SPAN2 VIDEO LINK
    After Words: Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past", Bruce Bartlett interviewed by Clarence Page About the Program: In "Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past", Bruce Bartlett argues that the Democratic Party had a racist past and he says there’s an unfair perception of America’s two national parties. In his book, he contends that Democratic Presidents and congressmen of the past supported racial segregation and the "Jim Crow" laws that dominated the Confederate states. Mr. Bartlett discussed his book with Clarence Page, syndicated columnist at the Chicago Tribune. Watch now:
  • Commissioners asked to form “391 Commission” against I-69/TTC

    03/27/2008 5:23:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 344+ views
    The Navasota Examiner ^ | March 26, 2008 | Rosemary Smith
    Though some may believe the I-69 Trans Texas Corridor will not be constructed, due to overwhelming opposition and various remarks by TxDOT representatives, a newly formed local group called “Grimes County Get Organized” asked Commissioners on Monday to consider forming a Commission group based on Local Government Code 391; to ensure the currently proposed construction plan through the county is officially stopped. The idea to form the commission came from a recent informational meeting about how to stop the corridor held in Lufkin, Texas and hosted by Holland Mayor Mae Smith. According to the informational handouts, the East Central Texas...
  • Whitewash ..... (The racist history the Democratic Party wants you to forget)

    12/26/2007 4:11:35 AM PST · by IrishMike · 34 replies · 1,463+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | Monday, December 24, 2007 | BRUCE BARTLETT
    In his new book, "The Conscience of a Liberal," New York Times columnist Paul Krugman makes a strong case for his belief that the political success of the Republican Party and the conservative movement over the past 40 years has resulted largely from their co-optation of Southern racists that were the base of the Democratic Party until its embrace of civil rights in the 1960s. A key piece of evidence for Mr. Krugman is that Ronald Reagan gave his first speech after accepting the Republican presidential nomination in 1980 near Philadelphia, Miss., where three civil rights workers were murdered in...
  • FROM THE RECORD: Whitewash: The racist history the Democratic Party wants you to forget

    12/23/2007 10:00:02 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 39 replies · 312+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 24, 2007 | BRUCE BARTLETT
    In his new book, "The Conscience of a Liberal," New York Times columnist Paul Krugman makes a strong case for his belief that the political success of the Republican Party and the conservative movement over the past 40 years has resulted largely from their co-optation of Southern racists that were the base of the Democratic Party until its embrace of civil rights in the 1960s. A key piece of evidence for Mr. Krugman is that Ronald Reagan gave his first speech after accepting the Republican presidential nomination in 1980 near Philadelphia, Miss., where three civil rights workers were murdered in...
  • Bruce Bartlett Needs To See The Auditor

    09/07/2007 9:21:53 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 16 replies · 465+ views ^ | 7 September 2007 | .cnI redruM
    Senator Clinton’s favorite “Conservative” Bruce Bartlett has dug his way to the bottom. It seems he doesn’t like the idea of Candidate Fred Thompson’s National Sales Tax proposal and has no scruples about using it’s previous endorsement by The Church of Scientology as a bludgeon to attack Thompson’s start-up campaign. Like Scott Thomas Beauchamp, Bartlett has authored a disingenuous piece of fiction for The New Republic. Like Scott Thomas Beauchamp’s Shock Troops diary, the piece reeks of being a cheap, unfair smear job. Bartlett released his sewage in hopes of ruining Republican Candidate Fred Thompson’s entry into the GOP nomination...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6-1-07

    06/01/2007 4:39:38 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 197 replies · 4,010+ views
    President Bush spoke about immigration reform today in the Eisenhower Executive Office building across from the White House in Washington. (Transcript) The president met with the Homeland Security Council, including Vice President Dick Cheney to discuss preparedness for this year’s hurricane season, which begins today. President Bush also released statements concerning the Americans being held against their will in Iran (Transcript) and about the resignation of White House counsel Dan Bartlett (Transcript) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Spain today, meeting with the king, the prime minister and other officials. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates traveled to Singapore to...
  • Serious about Ron Paul[Bruce Bartlett]

    05/30/2007 4:44:20 AM PDT · by BGHater · 244 replies · 2,005+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 May 2007 | Bruce Bartlett
    As some readers of this column may know, the first "real" job I ever had was working for Rep. Ron Paul back in 1976. I went to visit the Texas Republican a few months ago and was pleased to see he had not changed much at all since the days when I was a legislative assistant on his congressional staff. At that time, I did not know Ron planned a run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. When I later learned of it, I thought he was being hopelessly Quixotic -- tilting at windmills. I thought Ron's views about limited...
  • Bruce Bartlett: Dealing with a Democratic Advantage (be prepared for a President Hillary Clinton)

    05/09/2007 9:49:04 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 49 replies · 1,226+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/08/2007 | Bruce Bartlett
    I hadn’t planned on writing another column about Hillary Clinton, but the one I wrote last week has been so widely misunderstood that I feel compelled to do so. To recap, I said that no Republican can win the presidency next year. If one accepts this premise, then if follows that it is in the interest of conservatives to support the most conservative Democrat running for that party’s nomination. I went on to say why I think Hillary Clinton may be the most conservative Democrat. To begin with, it is obviously not impossible for a Republican to win next year....
  • Did Anyone Hear Bruce Bartlett on Laura Yesterday? (Vanity-What a Loser!)

    05/08/2007 10:07:56 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Self | May 8, 2007 | JewishRighter
    Did Anyone Hear Bruce Bartlett on Laura Yesterday? A quick search here shows that I shouldn't be so surprised by what a limp linguini spine he sounds like. A recent post already discusses his recent column suggesting that, since the '08 prez race is already a totally lost cause, repubs should back Hillary (Yes, Hillary) for prez. On yesterday's show, he defended this nonsense with the amazing statement that his support for Hillary is because she is the most conservative of the top tier demoncats running. Well Laura smashed this twerp to pieces with her questions and one particularly brilliant...
  • Bartlett Loses His BDS Pills

    05/01/2007 6:26:51 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 15 replies · 940+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 1 May 2007 | .cnI redruM
    Gazing into his crystal ball, it becomes increasingly clear to Bruce Bartlett that the Democrats will win the next election. Thus he endorses Hillary! for President with the same aplomb that Neville Chamberlain showed when he signed over The Sudetenland for “peace in our time.” He must have been too busy crystal ball gazing to have watched Barak Obama in the latest Democratic Debate. Or to have noticed that Hillary! has nearly 100% name recognition, with negatives as high as her positives. I was relieved to notice that Bartlett didn’t believe it was 1932. This is an astute observation. In...
  • Rare footage of WWI Gallipoli battle unearthed

    04/18/2007 10:35:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,754+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 18, 2007 | Stephanie Boyle
    The Australian War Memorial has unearthed what it believes is the only footage of Anzac Cove during the Gallipoli battle of World War One, an iconic event in Australian history which is commemorated each year on Anzac Day. The one-minute grainy black and white film, which shows the shoreline at Anzac Cove and British soldiers massing at Suvla Bay, was shot in 1915 during the pioneering era of film. The footage pans across Anzac Cove from a position on the southern headland, showing a clutter of jetties and stores being unloaded. "Because we have so little authentic footage, everything we...
  • Karl Childers on Don Imus Show.

    03/13/2007 12:32:31 PM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies · 657+ views
  • Fox News Sunday Transcript (Partial) for 11/12/06

    11/12/2006 8:58:16 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 1 replies · 573+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 11/12/06 | Fox News Sunday
    This is part of follow up to the Sunday Talk Show Thread.? I recently saw that we have to excerpt from Fox News web site, so I won't post the entire transcript. These are the seperate transcripts for todays interviews with Howard Dean and Dan Bartlett. Transcript: DNC Chairman Dean on 'FNS' WASHINGTON??? The following is a partial transcript of the Nov., 12, 2006, edition of "FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace":"FOX NEWS SUNDAY" HOST CHRIS WALLACE: Well, the Democrats won back control of Congress on Tuesday, so what's their agenda for the next two years? Joining us now, the...
  • Wages of Stagnation

    09/26/2006 5:20:47 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 106 replies · 1,362+ views ^ | Tuesday, September 26, 2006 | By Bruce Bartlett
    Lately, there has been a big debate going on among Democrats about why workers aren't outraged by their economic condition, and therefore more hostile to Republican economic policies and more sympathetic to Democratic policies. On the surface, it would appear that workers should be in open revolt. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker is no better off today than he was seven years ago in real terms. In August 2006, his average weekly earnings were $275.49. In August 1999, they were $275.61 (both in constant 1982 dollars). Census Bureau data confirm this trend. According to recently...
  • At Conservative Forum on Bush, Everybody's a Critic

    03/08/2006 7:08:13 AM PST · by beeler · 215 replies · 2,371+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 8, 2006 | Dana Milbank
    If the ancient political wisdom is correct that a charge unanswered is a charge agreed to, the Bush White House pleaded guilty yesterday at the Cato Institute to some extraordinary allegations. "We did ask a few members of the Bush economic team to come," explained David Boaz, the think tank's executive vice president, as he moderated a discussion between two prominent conservatives about President Bush. "We didn't get that." Now why would the administration pass up such an invitation? Well, it could have been because of the first speaker, former Reagan aide Bruce Bartlett. Author of the new book "Impostor:...
  • Betraying the Reagan Legacy (Bruce Bartlett Alert)

    02/28/2006 7:02:23 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 83 replies · 1,360+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | February 28, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    Last week, I published a new book, "Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy." A lot of my friends are not happy with me for writing it, and I have been embraced by a number of people on the left whom I would ordinarily consider my political enemies. Both are mistaken about why I wrote the book and what I hope to accomplish with it.Some of my former friends on the right have attacked me as an opportunist who sold out his party and his president to get a best-seller. They would not think so...
  • RIght Cross Is George W. Bush a conservative?

    02/20/2006 11:06:57 AM PST · by SupplySider · 34 replies · 791+ views
    Dallas Observer ^ | 2/16/06 | Robert Wilonsky
    Until October 18, 2005, many readers of The New York Times had probably never heard of Bruce Bartlett or the National Center for Policy Analysis. They likely had no idea that there was a conservative think tank based in Dallas, especially one that possesses clout inside the Beltway. And they probably thought little of the story announcing his firing, buried on page 24. If anything, they might have been struck by the headline--"In Sign of Conservative Split, A Commentator Is Dismissed"--which proved that the great divide in the Republican Party had grown an inch wider. As Richard Stevenson pointed out...
  • A "Republican" scandal?

    01/24/2006 4:14:50 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 8 replies · 1,003+ views
    Townhall ^ | Jan. 24, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    Media's coverage of scandal exposes bias By Bruce Bartlett Jan 24, 2006 One of the things that drives Republicans crazy is the media’s enormous double-standard in how it covers various scandals. While day after day we read on the front pages about how awful it was that a Republican congressman played golf with some lobbyist—as if that is the epitome of unethical behavior—cases of actual criminality by Democrats are buried on the back pages. For example, on Jan. 12, the New York Times ran yet another article on page one linking Rep. Tom DeLay, Republican of Texas, and convicted lobbyist...
  • Today Show: "Trickier" for W to Raise Human Rights with China Given US Torture Record

    11/14/2005 4:36:32 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 1,138+ views
    Today Show | governsleastgovernsbest
    When it comes to human rights, is the USA really any better than Communist China? Sure, the Chinese government killed hundreds, maybe thousands, in repressing the pro-democracy demonstration in Tianamen Square. Untold numbers of human rights and democracy advocates languish in Chinese prisons. And in Beijing, a communist dictatorship has been ruling without elections or any hint of real democracy for over half a century. Entire vassal states like Tibet have been brutally repressed. But hey, a few soldiers at Abu Ghraib humiliated some terrorists. Sounds like a wash to me. That, in a nutshell, seemed to be the operative...
  • An illusion ripped wide open

    10/19/2005 11:21:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 96 replies · 2,208+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2005 | Bruce Bartlett
    The truth is now dawning on many movement conservatives that George W. Bush is not one of them and never has been. George W. Bush has never demonstrated any interest in shrinking the government. And on many occasions, he has increased government significantly. Yet if there is anything that defines conservatism in America, it is hostility to government expansion.
  • In Sign of Conservative Split, a Commentator Is Dismissed (NYTimes)

    10/18/2005 12:46:18 AM PDT · by rmlew · 81 replies · 2,739+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2005 | RICHARD W. STEVENSON
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 - In the latest sign of the deepening split among conservatives over how far to go in challenging President Bush, Bruce Bartlett, a Republican commentator who has been increasingly critical of the White House, was dismissed on Monday as a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, a conservative research group based in Dallas. In a statement, the organization said the decision was made after Mr. Bartlett supplied its president, John C. Goodman, with the manuscript of his forthcoming book, "The Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy." Mr. Bartlett,...
  • Flattening Time. We need a complete overhaul of the tax code.

    08/03/2005 5:55:07 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 13 replies · 500+ views
    NRO ^ | 8/3/05 | Bruce Bartlett
    President Bush says he wants to reform the tax system and has appointed a tax-reform commission that will issue a report in September. It was originally supposed to have reported by July 31, but the White House asked the commission to delay its report so that it would not interfere with the Social Security-reform effort, which needs a few more months before it can be declared legally dead. I've long thought that the White House had made a very serious error in attempting to do both Social Security reform and tax reform at the same time. The issues were too...
  • Next stop: Iran - Yank commandos already in place, mag says

    01/17/2005 1:40:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 2,522+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/17/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - U.S. commandos are hunting for secret nuclear and chemical weapons sites and other targets in Iran, and have a plan to turn the hard-line Islamic country into the next front in the war on terrorism. "It's not if we're going to do anything against Iran. They're doing it," an ex-intelligence official tells this week's issue of The New Yorker. Since at least last summer, the U.S. teams have penetrated eastern Iran, reportedly with Pakistan's help, the magazine said. "Iraq is just one campaign," the official told investigative reporter Seymour Hersh. "The Bush administration is looking at this as...
  • Journalist (Seymour Hersh): U.S. planning for possible attack on Iran.

    01/16/2005 8:17:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 71 replies · 3,078+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | CNN
    The Bush administration has been carrying out secret reconnaissance missions to learn about nuclear, chemical and missile sites in Iran in preparation for possible airstrikes there, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday. The effort has been under way at least since last summer, Hersh said on CNN's "Late Edition." In an interview on the same program, White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett said the story was "riddled with inaccuracies." "I don't believe that some of the conclusions he's drawing are based on fact," Bartlett said. He said his information on Iran came from "inside" sources who divulged it in the hope...
  • Mr. Bush, Consider Roscoe Bartlett

    01/11/2005 3:13:45 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 5 replies · 488+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 18, 2000 | Jane Chastain
    George W. Bush will be our 43rd president, having squeaked by on the thinnest of margins: a handful of undimpled votes in the state of Florida, two votes in the Electoral College and one vote in the United States Supreme Court. Now, he is getting a lot of advice on how to reach out to the left and compromise his way through the next four years. In the comic strip "Peanuts," time and time again, Lucy would offer to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick, only to pull that ball right out from under him just before his...
  • Mr. Heyward Goes to Washington (CBS Prez in Damage Control Mission to White House)

    01/02/2005 10:00:58 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 58 replies · 1,527+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable, ^ | January 3, 2005
    Let the fence-mending begin. According to a Broadcasting & Cable source in Washington, D.C., CBS News president Andrew Heyward, along with Washington bureau chief Janet Leissner, recently met with White House communications director Dan Bartlett, in part to repair chilly relations with the Bush administration.CBS News’ popularity at the White House—never high to begin with—plunged further in the wake of Dan Rather’s discredited 60 Minutes story on George Bush’s National Guard service.An incentive for making nice is the impending report from the two-member panel investigating CBS's use of now-infamous documents for the 60 Minutes piece.Heyward was “working overtime to convince Bartlett that neither...
  • No Republican Need Apply

    12/07/2004 11:35:30 AM PST · by StoneGiant · 11 replies · 871+ views ^ | 12/7/2004 | Bruce Bartlett
    No Republican need apply by Bruce Bartlett December 7, 2004 Although conservatives complain loudly and often about liberal bias in the mass media, the truth is that one is far more likely to read a conservative perspective in The New York Times than hear it from a college professor. At least the Times publishes an occasional conservative on its op-ed page. At many universities, just finding a Republican anywhere on the faculty is problematic. Two recent studies by Santa Clara University economist Daniel B. Klein prove my point. In one study, he looked at party registration of the faculty at...
  • Status of H.R. 3801, The First Amendment Restoration Act - Campaign Finance Reform Thread, Day 89

    03/10/2004 4:07:51 AM PST · by The_Eaglet · 12 replies · 296+ views
    THOMAS ^ | 3/10/2004
    Bill Summary & Status for the 108th CongressNEW SEARCH | HOME | HELPH.R.3801Title: To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to repeal the requirement that persons making disbursements for electioneering communications file reports on such disbursements with the Federal Election Commission and the prohibition against the making of disbursements for electioneering communications by corporations and labor organizations, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] (introduced 2/11/2004)      Cosponsors: 29Latest Major Action: 2/11/2004 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House Administration. Jump to: Titles, Status, Committees, Related Bill Details, Amendments, Cosponsors, Summary...
  • Rep. Blunt Seeks Repeal of McCain-Feingold-Campaign Finance Reform Thread - Day 63

    02/13/2004 6:31:33 AM PST · by Valin · 56 replies · 738+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/13/04 | Wes Vernon
    Rep. Blunt Seeks Repeal of McCain-Feingold's Attack on Freedom of Speech WASHINGTON – The third-ranking member of the House Republican leadership is a co-sponsor of a bill to repeal the anti-free-speech sections of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance “reform” law. House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has signed on to the measure, just introduced, to “restore Americans’ First Amendment rights,” in the words of the prime sponsor of the repeal, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md. The very fact that a major player in the House GOP leadership would affix his name to Bartlett’s bill sends an unmistakable signal to the rank-and-file Republican...
  • TX Democrat Stenholm Favors Four-Year Terms for U.S. House

    07/25/2003 8:56:10 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 314+ views
    Stenholm tries to garner support for four-year terms in the House WASHINGTON (AP) — Although he may not be in Congress when it happens, Rep. Charles Stenholm is trying to rally colleagues and voters to support extending terms for House members from two to four years. Stenholm, D-Stamford, says elections have become too time consuming and too expensive and are leaving little time for members of Congress to do legislative work. He said instead of being in committee hearings, members are in party political offices "dialing for dollars." He is joined in pushing for the change — which would amend...