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  • IRS Brazenly Continues Crackdowns On Conservative Organizations

    05/05/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 5, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    A little publicized IRS decision should have conservatives who write about politics very alarmed. The IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative political organization, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty (PHCIL), due to a handful of articles that founder Gary Aldrich wrote in his personal capacity. His decade-old articles simply criticized Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, which the IRS claimed constituted electioneering. The articles were linked to as "alerts" from the PHCIL website. The American Spectator noted, “Although the literature demands that those like Clinton and Kerry be kept out of power, it never specifically says, ‘Don’t vote...
  • Chuck Schumer: Tea party planned shutdown

    10/07/2013 2:19:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 54 replies ^ | October 07, 2013 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    If anyone is surprised about the government shutdown, Sen. Chuck Schumer said the tea party had it planned “almost a year and a half.” “The tea party was planning almost a year and a half before it happened. The issue of Obamacare is almost incidental. The real issue is they have almost a principle that they wanted to shut down the government because they hate it so, and that’s astounding,” Schumer said on CNN’s “New Day.” Schumer went further to say it was “meticulously” planned and that Speaker John Boehner has conceded to go along with it. “So anyone who...
  • A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning (NY Times: Tea Party Conspiracy!)

    10/06/2013 7:42:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, October 5, 2013 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Mike McIntire
    Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere, and they desperately needed a new plan. Out of that session, held one morning in a location the members insist on keeping secret, came a little-noticed “blueprint to defunding Obamacare,” signed by Mr. Meese and leaders of more than three dozen conservative groups. It articulated a take-no-prisoners legislative strategy that had long percolated in conservative circles: that Republicans could...
  • I Recall the 1986 Immigration Act Rather Differently

    06/15/2013 1:13:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 15, 2013 | Ed Meese
    Karl Rove's recollection of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act ("Immigration Reform and the Hispanic Vote," op-ed, June 6) is, shall we say, highly selective. That law, he writes, "essentially told those here illegally that if they had arrived in the U.S. prior to 1982 and wanted to become citizens, simply raise your right hand." He asserts that the Gang of Eight bill is different because it "has plenty of penalties and hurdles for those here illegally who seek citizenship." Well, I was there in '86. I read that bill carefully. (We did that back then.) And I can...
  • Breaking: Former AG Ed Meese Signs Letter Supporting Rep. Michele Bachmann

    07/28/2012 8:29:16 AM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-27-12
    Reagan-era Attorney General Edwin Meese has joined a long list of conservative heavyweights today, in support of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s quest to root out Muslim Brotherhood influence on the US State Department. The letter, signed by Meese along with David Barton, former US ambassador Kenneth Blackwell, Gary Bauer, former Rep. David McIntosh, James Dobson, Star Parker and others, is addressed to Speaker of the House John Boehner. It expresses concern over the criticism that has been levied at Bachmann and other Republican representatives in recent weeks.
  • Think You've Heard The Last Word On Obamacare?

    11/02/2011 1:01:29 PM PDT · by american_steve · 4 replies
    ObamaCare, officially called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, marks the first time in history that the federal government has required every person to purchase a commercial product or service. As part of its “Preserve the Constitution” series, the Heritage Foundation is presenting an expert panel, headlined by David Rivkin, to discuss the case on Nov. 3 at Lehrman Auditorium in D.C. from noon to 1 p.m. Other speakers include: Todd Gaziano, director of the Center for Legal & Judicial Studies; Michael Carvin, partner at Jones Day and lawyer for the National Federation of Independent Business; and Andrew Grossman,...
  • War Powers Act needs fixing, bipartisan panel says (another agency forming?)

    07/08/2008 6:47:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 237+ views
    cnn ^ | 7-8-08
    The United States needs a new law requiring that the president consult with Congress before going to war, a blue-ribbon panel led by two former secretaries of state said Tuesday. The current War Powers Resolution is "ineffective, and it should be repealed and it should be replaced," James Baker said in a joint appearance with Warren Christopher, announcing the results of the study they led. The recommendation follows failed efforts by Democrats in Congress to put a stop to the war in Iraq or to put conditions on President Bush's conduct of it. Congress passed a joint resolution to authorize...
  • Fighting Pornography: A New Approach

    08/15/2007 1:58:32 PM PDT · by LightedCandle · 442 replies · 5,392+ views
    Family ^ | 8/15/07 | Justin Hart
    Ed Meese, former attorney general under Ronald Reagan and Judith Reisman, noted author and scholar kick off "" a website dedicated to fighting pornogrpahy.
  • The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: The Risks Outweigh the Benefits

    05/20/2007 3:52:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies · 381+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | May 16 | Edwin Meese, III, Baker Spring, Brett D. Schaefer
    The Bush Administration has renewed its 2004 request that the Senate ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). While UNCLOS contains provisions that would be marginally beneficial to the U.S. Navy, other provisions of the treaty, such as those regarding the settlement of disputes, royalties on the exploitation of resources on the deep seabed, and the empowering of an additional U.N.-affiliated international bureaucracy, pose far greater risks to U.S. interests. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is likely to have unintended negative consequences for U.S. interests. Nothing has occurred since 2004...
  • A Burial at Arlington

    09/10/2006 12:27:14 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 16 replies · 1,120+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 10 September 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    [There an extra subject at the end of this. It has nothing to do with the main subject, but needed to be mentioned this week.] Before Thursday, I had never attended any ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. On that day, we went to Arlington for the inurnment of the ashes of a great friend, colleague, and teacher, Robert Carleson. I’ve written about Bob before, and any reader can find several find obituaries on him from months ago, when he died. Suffice to say, Bob did more for the long-term well-being of the United States than many who have served as...
  • Former Attorney General Ed Meese - Times' Intel Revelations Giving "Aid And Comfort To The Enemy"

    06/26/2006 3:02:27 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 20 replies · 618+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | June 26, 2006
    Former Attorney General Ed Meese - Times' Intel Revelations Giving "Aid And Comfort To The Enemy" Suggesting Treason June 26, 2006 - Washington, DC - - Interviewed on today's Rush Limbaugh show former AG Meese - who has been contacted by New York Congressman Peter King in his efforts to bring legal action against the New York Times - blasted the liberal newspaper. Meese stated that last thursdays outing by the paper of the "Swift" financial tracking system employed by the CIA and the Treasury Dept. to track financial activity by al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups was its "the...
  • Leadership Problems Plague Steele in Maryland

    02/18/2006 9:07:29 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 21 replies · 809+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Lewis, Matt
    Leadership Problems Plague Steele in Md. by Matt Lewis Posted Feb 18, 2006 It seems the wheels are coming off of Lt. Governor Michael Steele's U.S. Senate campaign. In the past couple of weeks, he has lost his campaign manager and his communications director. Steele, the African-American Republican Lt. Governor of Maryland, represents one of the few chances Republicans have of picking up a formerly Democrat Senate seat. Additionally, several pundits have speculated that his election, along with Lynn Swann in Pennsylvania and Ken Blackwell in Ohio, would be a major step forward in terms of attracting blacks to the...
  • Ed Meese Takes Chris Matthews Head On 1/12/2006 (Cleans Matthews' Clock)

    01/13/2006 9:08:20 AM PST · by Howlin · 170 replies · 5,792+ views | January 13, 2006
    ----excerpt------- (CROSSTALK) MATTHEWS: Up next, we‘ll get some reaction to Tice‘s allegations from former Attorney General Ed Meese. He‘s coming here. You‘re watching HARDBALL only on MSNBC. (COMMERCIAL BREAK) MATTHEWS: Welcome back to HARDBALL. From the NSA‘s secret spying to the CIA leak probe and the bribery on Capitol Hill, there‘s no shortage of legal questions and criminal matters facing Washington lately. But just how many people have broken the law? We‘re joined by a man who knows, former Attorney General Ed Meese. He‘s author of the “Heritage Guide to the Constitution,” a very impressive volume, sir. Thank you. Let...
  • Heritage Foundation's Ed Meese Praises Bush's New Court Choice

    10/31/2005 7:57:26 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 280+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 10/31/2005 | Ed Meese
    Heritage Foundation's Ed Meese Praises Bush's New Court ChoiceWashington, Oct. 31, 2005—Edwin Meese III, chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, issued the following statement today on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to be associate justice of the Supreme Court: “President Bush has made an outstanding choice in nominating Judge Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court. Judge Alito is a distinguished scholar, a gifted lawyer with broad and impressive experience, and is known in the bar as one of the greatest appellate judges in America today. “Judge Alito’s legal credentials are impeccable. He...
  • If Any Talk of Reagan on Rushmore, Koppel Promises Media Attack(Clinton portrait to be unveiled)

    06/12/2004 3:52:42 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 140 replies · 449+ views
    MRC ^ | Saturday June 12, 2004 | BrentBaker
    A prediction or a threat? As the plane carrying the late President Reagan arrived back at Point Mugu Naval Air Station on Friday afternoon, Ted Koppel made it clear he was appalled at the suggestion that Reagan was the "greatest President of the 20th century," complaining that would mean "hopscotching him past Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt." Koppel predicted, or threatened, that if Reagan's "supporters try to raise to him to the very heights there, and perhaps find a place for him on Mount Rushmore," that the "controversial President" who had "fairly contentious issues" in his presidency which "we've...
  • Ed Meese: Reagan's Humor 'Infectious'

    06/07/2004 12:25:48 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 118+ views
    NewsMax Wires ^ | 6/07/04
    Ronald Reagan not only had a wonderful sense of humor when it came to his adversaries, he could also laugh at himself when was the butt of a good deed gone awry, said former Attorney General Ed Meese In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Meese recalled an incident concerning the White House correspondence section which answers letters sent to the president. "When he was president he would have the correspondence section give him about 30 letters every month that he would answer personally. They came from all kinds of people. One particular day he got a letter from a...
  • Ed Meese: 'Reprobate' Ted Kennedy Should Have Been Censured

    11/11/2003 4:30:31 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 55 replies · 363+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/11/03 | Limbacher
    Former Attorney General Ed Meese said Tuesday that the Republican controlled Senate should have censured Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., after he called President Bush a liar last month, saying that Kennedy was "a reprobate." "The worst thing that I've seen in Washington in a long time was Teddy Kennedy - that reprobate - standing on the floor of the Senate and calling President Bush a liar, and nothing happened [to him]," Meese told radio host Sean Hannity, who was broadcasting from the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. The Reagan administration's top lawman continued: "I would have thought that the entire...
  • Immigration Bureaucrats Try to Weaken the Oath of Citizenship

    09/18/2003 12:08:34 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 6 replies · 156+ views ^ | Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
     Conservatives have stalled an attempt by immigration bureaucrats to water down the oath of citizenship. The scheme, "crafted within the darkest corners of the Department of Homeland Security," according to UPI, would soften the oath's commitment to defend the Constitution and eliminate a promise to bear arms. Thank Edwin Meese and Sen. Lamar Alexander for stopping the nonsense, at least for now. Former U.S. Attorney General Meese, a distinguished fellow at the Heritage Foundation, fired off a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Alexander, R-Tenn., led efforts in the U.S. Senate to codify the oath as is. The revision...