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  • Before the Year Ends...

    12/31/2007 8:02:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 152+ views ^ | December 31, 2007 | Paul Greenberg
    Years ago I used to make a point of visiting a little shop that specialized in repairing small electrical appliances. It was located on Main Street in a small Southern town, and was run - well, tended - by two elderly sisters who could have stepped out of a short story by Eudora Welty or Flannery O'Connor. It was that kind of town: a Southern Gothic place full of types and anecdotes you seldom find any more, even in these storied latitudes. The repair shop was crammed from floor to ceiling with assorted radios, clocks, electric irons and other gadgets...
  • Congressman Henry Hyde Leaves a Lasting Pro-Life Legacy to Follow

    12/02/2007 10:16:09 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 77+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/1/07 | Laura Echevarria Note: Laura Echevarria is a opinion columnist. She is the former Director of Media Relations and a spokesperson for the National Right to Life Committee and has been a radio announcer, freelance writer active in local politics.In 1996, Congressman Henry Hyde stood up before his colleagues to argue in favor of overriding President Bill Clinton’s veto of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. Congressman Hyde’s skill as an orator rivaled the skills of any marksman or swordsman. His words and eloquence were reminiscent of another era of ideals and determination-- his speeches read like those of our founding...
  • Henry Hyde

    12/01/2007 12:42:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 77+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/1/07 | House Editorial
    Former Rep. Henry Hyde, who died Wednesday at 83, was indeed an extraordinary man, a political giant who earned the respect of his colleagues across the political spectrum. Mr. Hyde, a Republican congressman from suburban Chicago, was many things during his 32 years in Congress: a political statesman and leader; chairman of the Judiciary and International Relations Committees; a skilled parliamentarian and debater; and a tireless fighter for conservative causes — including protection for the innocent unborn and political freedom for the people of Central America. In 1976 the freshman lawmaker won passage of the "Hyde Amendment" to appropriations bills,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-30-07 (Hyde died. DUmmies cried--for joy!)

    11/30/2007 9:05:46 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 61 replies · 79+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 30, 2007 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    DUmmieland is a hate site. Exhibit #847: Reaction to the death yesterday of former Republican congressman Henry Hyde, in this THREAD titled, "Henry Hyde died at around 3 A.M. this morning." Whenever a prominent conservative dies--Ronald Reagan, Jerry Falwell--you can be sure the DUmmies will celebrate with glee. Rather than letting the recently departed rest in peace--speak no ill of the dead--the DUmmies let loose with a barrage of ill. And Henry Hyde is a juicy target for them. His two great sins: 1) He was a champion of the pro-life cause; and 2) He was a leader in...
  • Former Rep. Henry Hyde Is Dead at 83

    11/29/2007 8:43:01 AM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 40 replies · 145+ views
    AP via NY Times ^ | November 29, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Rep. Henry Hyde, the Illinois Republican who steered the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton and championed government restrictions on the funding of abortions, died Thursday. He was 83.
  • Henry Hyde (R) has passed away

    11/29/2007 6:22:09 AM PST · by Brytani · 205 replies · 1,550+ views
    Fox News Online | 11/29/2007 | Self
    Fox News just announced Henry Hyde has passed away.
  • Henry Hyde to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom for Opposing Abortion

    10/30/2007 4:15:01 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 214+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/30/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Former member of Congress Henry Hyde will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom next Monday for his work opposing abortion. For decades, after his landmark Hyde Amendment stopped federal funding of virtually all abortions, Hyde became the pro-life movement's elder statesman on Capitol Hill. Hyde was first elected to the House in 1974 and served as chairman of the House International Relations Committee and the House Judiciary Committee from 1995 to 2001. In those positions, Hyde advanced pro-life legislation and worked to stop using taxpayer dollars to subsidize abortions in other countries. Hyde's lasting legacy will...
  • Henry Hyde endorses Hunter for President

    03/13/2007 8:29:47 PM PDT · by pissant · 41 replies · 572+ views
    schotlinepress ^ | 3/11/07 | staff
    Conservative Former Congressman Henry Hyde And Fox’s Liberal Alan Colmes Agree Duncan Hunter’s win in South Carolina is the big story Hyde endorses Hunter for President Well known veteran Congressman, Henry Hyde, has endorsed Duncan Hunter for President. Hyde, a longtime representative from Illinois, calls Hunter one of the most qualified candidates he has seen in his long and illustrious career. “I proudly support my good friend and fellow public servant, Duncan Hunter, for the office of President of the United States,” said Hyde. “Duncan Hunter brings a wealth of experience, great foreign and domestic knowledge, and an energetic spirit...
  • Hyde endorses Hunter for President

    03/11/2007 8:34:50 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 63 replies · 1,019+ views
    The Conservative Voice | 3/11/07
    Since we can't post from the Conservative Voice - you can read it here Hyde endorses Hunter for President
  • Presidential Candidate Duncan Hunter to Speak at DuPAge Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner (vanity)

    02/26/2007 9:21:06 AM PST · by pissant · 27 replies · 684+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | 2/26/07 | staff
    Can't post directly to News from this site, but figured y9ou Illini folks need to know: WHEATON — DuPage County Republican Chairman Senator Kirk Dillard today announced that Congressman Duncan Hunter, ranking member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee and a candidate for President in 2008 will be a featured speaker at the Party’s 46th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner being held on Friday, March 2, 2007. The purpose of the Party’s annual event is to remember Abraham Lincoln’s contributions to the United States, to celebrate the Party’s DuPage County electoral successes and to raise funds for election activities. In...
  • Happy Clinton Impeachment Day, 2006 (Impeachment is Forever)

    12/19/2006 6:43:04 AM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies · 2,108+ views
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 | Kristinn
    It was eight years ago today that William Jefferson Clinton became only the second U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstructing justice. Two months later, the Senate voted not to convict him, even though the evidence (such as Clinton's own words, deeds and presidue) proved him guilty. Rep. Henry Hyde, who as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee led the thirteen House Managers in prosecuting Clinton before the Senate, is retiring from Congress this year. Below is his closing argument in the impeachment trial of President Clinton: CHIEF JUSTICE. The...
  • Two Catholics of Consequence

    11/03/2006 11:34:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 601+ views
    Catholic ^ | 11-03-06 | George Weigel
    by George Weigel Other Articles by George WeigelContact this Author Two Catholics of Consequence 11/03/06 Two of the most influential Catholics in American public life marked important milestones in their lives and careers last month. The nation owes both men a large debt of gratitude. For the first time in a very long time, Henry Hyde’s name will not be on a ballot in this election cycle: one of the greatest Catholic legislators in US history is retiring, full of years — and not a few pains — but unbroken and unbowed. It’s hard to imagine the US House of Representatives...
  • Roskam Running to Replace an Icon (Henry Hyde)

    10/25/2006 9:45:39 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 509+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 26, 2006 | Tom Bevan
    Few people who enter public life can ever hope to leave it casting as big of a shadow as Henry J. Hyde. The sixteen-term Congressman from Illinois sixth district is retiring this year, and he leaves behind a legacy as a passionate defender of conservative principles and also as one of the most fair-minded and equanimous members of Congress. Republican Peter Roskam is running to replace Mr. Hyde, and having worked for him back in the 1970's and then watched him in action over the years, he fully understands the size of the shoes he is seeking to fill. I'm...
  • Hyde: 'I'd Like to Do Impeachment Again'

    09/25/2006 12:29:21 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 59 replies · 2,549+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Sept 24, 2006 | Bob Novak
    Robert Novak Hyde: 'I'd like to do impeachment again' September 24, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST WASHINGTON -- Only weeks remain in the legendary political career of Republican Rep. Henry Hyde. He leaves the House of Representatives at year's end after 32 years representing his Chicago west suburban district. He is proud of his accomplishments and candid about his failures, qualities that have made him one of the most respected and best-liked members of Congress. A former basketball star at St. George High School in Evanston and Georgetown University, Hyde has been a formidable presence on the House floor...
  • Chairman Hyde Whacks the Dems!

    09/13/2006 3:51:27 PM PDT · by HastertFan · 105 replies · 4,125+ views
    Hyde Press ^ | 09/13/06 | Henry Hyde
    For IMMEDIATE Release Hyde Comments on Democratic Attack on the President’s Foreign Policy (WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-IL), Chairman of the House Committee on International Relations, released the following statement after Democratic lawmakers and former Carter and Clinton administration officials criticized President Bush’s policies in the Middle East: It strains the limit of humor to hear the foreign policy elite of the Democratic Party attempt to blame George W. Bush for enabling Iran to become a global menace. For it was a Democratic President, Jimmy Carter, who presided over the seizure of power in Tehran by Ayatollah...
  • Lovely pictures of Laura Bush campaigning for Peter Roskam (vanity)

    08/15/2006 4:53:42 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 25 replies · 1,503+ views
    Yahoo! New Photos ^ | 8/14/06 | staff
    "First lady Laura Bush acknowledges the crowd as she attends a fundraiser for GOP Congressional candidate, State Sen. Peter Roskam, in Addison, Ill., Monday, Aug. 14, 2006. Roskam is trying to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., but is facing a tough campaign against Iraqi war veteran, Democrat Tammy Duckworth."
  • Clash of Opposites in Marquee Illinois Race (House Race to Succeed Henry Hyde)

    05/26/2006 3:31:10 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 397+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 26, 2006 | Tom Curry
    ADDISON, Ill. - You could hardly design a more intriguing contrast: man versus woman; a veteran legislator versus a political neophyte; anti-abortion candidate versus abortion rights proponent. If you live in Chicago’s western suburbs in the Sixth Congressional District you’ll get a chance to choose the winner of this face off. Your choice could decide whether Democrats gain control of the House. This is a district where President Bush won 53 percent of the vote in 2004. Now it’s up to veteran state legislator Peter Roskam to keep it a Republican seat in House. Since 1974, Republican Henry Hyde, best...
  • U.S. Lawmaker Blasts Yasukuni Visits(Hyde: PM's speech at Congress at risk)

    05/14/2006 5:34:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 848+ views
    Dong-A Ilbo ^ | 05/15/06 | Young-A Soh
    U.S. Lawmaker Blasts Yasukuni Visits MAY 15, 2006 03:10 by Young-A Soh ( U.S. political leaders voiced strong concerns over the Japanese prime ministerfs paying respects at the Yasukuni Shrine. Thus, it is expected that the controversies over the Yasukuni Shrine will heat up in Japan with its election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president slated for this September. Stop Paying Visits to the Shrine If to Give an Address at the U.S. Congress – The Asahi Shimbun reported on May 13 that the U.S. House International Relations Committee Chairman Henry Hyde (Republican, picture) demanded that Japanese Prime...
  • After War Injury, an Iraq Vet Takes on Politics

    02/19/2006 11:53:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 913+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2006 | Peter Slevin
    CHICAGO, Feb. 18 The smiling candidate in rimless eyeglasses and a long woolen skirt maneuvers carefully among tables and chairs as she works a crowded Starbucks. She is taking small steps, and the reason for the slight awkwardness in her gait is not instantly clear. Reaching to shake hands with a voter, she says: "You may have heard of me. I'm the Iraq war vet who's running. I was injured over there." Talking with another, she says: "I actually lost both my legs. I can walk because I got really good health care." Tammy Duckworth, Democratic candidate for Congress, cannot...
  • Reform and Conservative leaders in US want Rice praised as broker ...

    12/27/2005 8:32:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies · 476+ views
    Ha'aertz ^ | 12-27-05 | Ori Nir
    WASHINGTON - In an effort to defend Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice against allegations of heavy-handedness in brokering an Israeli-Palestinian border-crossing deal, the heads of America's two largest synagogue movements are calling on members of the House of Representatives to sign a letter commending her efforts. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Jerome Epstein, executive vice president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, sent a letter to all House members, urging them to sign a letter congratulating Rice. The letter is making the rounds on Capitol Hill. Seymour Reich, president of the Israel...
  • The Uncivil War of Kim and Alec

    12/26/2005 4:12:15 PM PST · by Hildy · 19 replies · 1,108+ views
    Australian Herald News ^ | December 24, 2005 | Hildy
    OSCAR winner Kim Basinger has recently sent a curt email to her ex-husband Alec Baldwin. It did not contain even the most perfunctory of festive greetings -- she refuses to write or speak his name. The subject of this terse missive was their daughter, Ireland, 10, who is spending New Year with her father in New York. The handover must be planned with almost military precision so that her warring parents do not have to talk to each other or meet. The child-share deal was thrashed out almost two weeks ago at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. In an...
  • Son of Congressman Henry Hyde dies at age 55

    12/25/2005 8:58:41 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 27 replies · 1,909+ views
    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. Henry John Hyde, Junior -- son of Illinois Republican U-S Representative Henry Hyde -- has died at the age of 55. A spokesman for Congressman Hyde says Hyde Junior died yesterday following a lengthy illness. Henry Hyde Junior was the first-born son of Congressman Hyde. Following his first year in college at Loyola University of New Orleans in 1970, Hyde played baseball in the minor leagues. In 1973, Hyde Junior was signed by the Atlanta Braves as a free agent and sent to pitch in the South Atlantic League, where he spent parts of two seasons...
  • Who will be Man of the Year?

    12/17/2005 10:04:06 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 37 replies · 905+ views
    RedState ^ | 12-16-05
    Human Events is expected to name their 2005 Man of the Year some time next week and I thought we would take a look at some of the possible contenders who helped shape the past year.2005 was very much a nascent turning point for the conservative movement and with 2008 seemingly getting closer everyday we must finsih what was started in 2005.Almost all of the candidates for Man Of the Year were part of the beginning stages of a revitalized conservative movement that was begun in 05 but will have to be finished in later years. Henry Hyde After thirty...
  • Wounded Iraq veteran plans House bid

    12/17/2005 7:41:03 AM PST · by Valin · 59 replies · 1,614+ views
    Peoria Jounal Star ^ | 12/17/05 | Dori Meinert
    Durbin takes rare stand to endorse candidate ----------------------------- WASHINGTON - Wounded Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth on Sunday will announce her plans to run in the Democratic primary for retiring Rep. Henry Hyde's seat in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Duckworth was a helicopter pilot with a Peoria-based Illinois Army National Guard unit when her aircraft was shot down on Nov. 12, 2004. She lost both legs and suffered serious injury to her right arm and has spent much of the time since in surgeries and rehabilitation. She served with the 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment. "You can't meet this...
  • Venezuela Denies Keeping Delegation on Jet

    11/28/2005 9:07:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 26 replies · 942+ views
    AP & SF ^ | November 28, 2005
    CARACAS -- A congressional delegation led by Rep. Henry Hyde arrived on Monday in Venezuela, but was not permitted to leave the plane at the country's main airport and left abruptly, a spokesman for the U.S. embassy said. The president of the airport, however, denied the accusation, saying the U.S. ambassador met the plane at the airport, entered it briefly, and then the craft departed. The delegation on the plane had been slated to meet with Venezuelan Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel and other government officials, and waited for roughly one hour before departing, Brian Penn, the embassy spokesman, told...
  • WSJ: Multilateralism a la Francaise - Saddam sure liked doing business with the French.

    10/14/2005 5:52:05 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 613+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2005 | Editorial
    In reviewing the career of French diplomat Jean-Bernard Mérimée, two key moments stand out. In June 1995, Mr. Mérimée, then France's ambassador to the U.N., announced he was largely satisfied with the progress Iraq had made on disarmament and wanted sanctions lifted sooner rather than later. And this week, a French investigative magistrate brought Mr. Mérimée in for questioning on an allegation that he took a bribe from Saddam in the form of 11 million barrels of oil. So now we know what French officialdom means by the word "multilateralism": One part involves speechifying about the need for international "consensus"...
  • This is how America would tackle Africa

    06/26/2005 12:27:23 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 22 replies · 844+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | June 26, 2005 | Henry J Hyde
    Throughout Africa, millions of people live in circumstances scarcely imaginable. It is too simple to lay the conditions of grinding poverty, failing institutions, rampant corruption, recurring conflict, starving children, and flagging economies all at the feet of some notoriously wretched leaders, although the continent has its share. Africa has also been the victim of good intentions. Decades of promises from Western donors have littered the landscape with half-finished projects that now stand as rusted monuments to the African miracle that hasn't happened.We should all applaud Tony Blair for making Africa the centrepiece of the July G8 summit at Gleneagles Hotel,...
  • Is Anyone on Capitol Hill Looking Out for Voters? - (is Henry Hyde last of dying breed, patriots?)

    06/24/2005 9:53:47 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 425+ views
    When US Representative Henry Hyde spoke about the bill that would penalize the United Nations half the dues it extorts from the US annually for not embracing reform he included as shocking a statement that has ever been uttered on Capitol Hill. He alluded to the fact that those who represent us in Washington DC need to be “good stewards of the people’s money.” Of course, for this statement of common sense to have any meaning those in Washington would first have to understand that the money they “appropriate” isn’t theirs, it’s ours, and that they work for us. I...
  • House panel votes to halve dues if U.N. resists reform-(Thank you, Henry Hyde. Now confirm Bolton!)

    06/09/2005 4:21:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 411+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | JUNE 8, 2005 | David R. Sands
    A House committee yesterday voted to slash U.S. dues payments to the United Nations by half if the world body fails to enact sweeping reforms to its budget, human rights arm and peacekeeping missions. By a one-vote margin, the House International Relations Committee rejected a softer Democratic alternative that would have given Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice the power to decide whether to withhold dues. Committee Chairman Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican and a co-sponsor of the bill, said anything short of a mandatory cutoff of U.S. funds was an "empty gesture" in the face of such scandals as the...
  • U.N.: U.S. reform bill counterproductive - (chief "fox" proposes cleaning hen house himself....!)

    05/21/2005 1:04:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 337+ views
    SACBEE.COM ^ | MAY 20, 2005 | NICK WADHAMS
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations on Friday warned that a proposed congressional bill linking U.N. reform with tens of millions of dollars in U.S. dues would be "counterproductive." U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is pushing his own reform package, which would include some of the most sweeping changes in the 60-year history of the United Nations. Officials here worry that the congressional action would interfere with his efforts. "The secretary-general's position on the use of withholding as a tool for reform is pretty clear," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. "He feels it's counterproductive, particularly at a time when reform...
  • Republicans threaten to starve UN of funds

    05/21/2005 1:04:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 43 replies · 1,688+ views
    The Guardian ^ | May 21, 2005 | Ewen MacAskill
    The US Congress is on a collision course with the United Nations by threatening to cut its annual budget by tens of millions of pounds, which would disrupt its work on the ground. Henry Hyde, the Republican chairman of the house international relations committee, is circulating an 80-page draft bill suggesting cuts to UN programmes congressmen regard as inefficient or worthless. Republican senators have waged a long campaign against the UN, much of whose work they oppose on ideological grounds. Their case has been aided by recent scandals, ranging from sex abuse by UN peacekeepers in Africa to the mishandling...
  • Bill Would Tie U.S. Dues to U.N. Reform - (now you're talkin!)

    05/20/2005 6:27:33 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 470+ views
    MYWAY.COM ^ | MAY 20, 2005 | Nick Wadhams
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A U.S. congressional committee has drafted a bill that threatens to withhold tens of millions of dollars in dues from the United Nations unless the world body conducts wide-ranging reforms, possibly setting the stage for a funding battle like the one that plunged the U.N. into financial crisis a decade ago. The "United Nations Reform Act of 2005" targets a panoply of issues that have troubled critics of the United Nations, particularly Republicans, for years. Among other things, it would seek to cut funding for programs seen as useless and bar human rights violators from serving...
  • 6th District Republican Congressional Candidate: State Senator Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) Part One

    05/18/2005 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Kuksool · 1,681+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | Monday, May 16, 2005 | Fran Eaton
    THE SPOTLIGHT -- This morning, just four blocks from the Glen Ellyn neighborhood in which he grew up, Republican State Senator Peter Roskam will formally announce his candidacy for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde. The race to replace Hyde is likely to receive national attention. U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Chicago) sees the open seat as one of the Democrats' top targets. Roskam is one of several Republican candidates whose names were floated as potential successors to Hyde when rumors began to swirl about the 81-year-old's possible retirement earlier this year. Roskam's early...
  • 6th District Republican Congressional Candidate: State Senator Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton), Part 2

    05/18/2005 9:57:09 PM PDT · by Kuksool · 1,108+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | May 17, 2005 | Fran Eaton
    IN THE SPOTLIGHT -- On Monday, Republican State Senator Peter Roskam was joined by supporters as he formally announced his candidacy for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde. The race to replace Hyde is likely to receive national attention. U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Chicago) has suggested that Democrats will target the west suburban race as a one of their top in the nation. Roskam is one of several Republican candidates whose names were floated as potential successors to Hyde when rumors began to swirl about the 81-year-old's possible retirement earlier this year. Yesterday...
  • State senator announces bid to replace Hyde in Congress

    05/16/2005 4:18:33 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 396+ views
    ap/WQAD ^ | 5-16-05
    State senator announces bid to replace Hyde in Congress GLEN ELLYN, Ill. State Senator Peter Roskam says he will run for the congressional seat being vacated by Henry Hyde. Roskam was first elected to the state Legislature in 1993. He is among its most articulate voices for conservative positions on gun control, abortion and more. He has also been a frequent critic of Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich). The 44-year-old Wheaton resident could face some tough competition. Moderate state Senator Carole Pankau (PAYNK'-ow) might challenge him for the Republican nomination. And the 2004 Democratic nominee is likely to run again....
  • Roskam kicks off congressional campaign Monday (Search for Henry Hyde's Begins)

    05/15/2005 6:42:06 PM PDT · by Kuksool · 1 replies · 1,089+ views
    Naperville Sun ^ | May 15, 2005 | Katie Foutz
    State Sen. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, will make official what he's been hinting at for weeks: He will run for Congress to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde. Roskam, the Illinois Senate Republican whip and floor leader, scheduled his announcement for 10 a.m. Monday at the Main Street Recreation Center in Glen Ellyn. Although Republican leaders have called Roskam the front-runner, he will have company on the ballot. Republicans J.P. "Rick" Carney of Wheaton, former DuPage County recorder; state Sen. Carole Pankau of Roselle; and former state Rep. Tom Johnson of West Chicago have declared or are exploring their candidacy for...
  • Congressional Team&Volcker Cmte Wrangle Over Secret Evidence on Annan (Kofi exonerates himself!)

    05/10/2005 8:22:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 707+ views
    The hottest question right now in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal is who has rights to boxfuls of secret evidence concerning the secretary-general of the world body, Kofi Annan. Congressional investigators and the United Nations' own inquiry team, led by former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, are wrangling over material amassed by Mr. Volcker's investigation that reportedly touches on what Mr. Annan knew about his son's lucrative U.N.-related business deals. Following Mr. Volcker's March 29 interim report, Mr. Annan declared himself exonerated. Soon after that, two investigators from Mr. Volcker's team, who had worked on the Annan case, resigned. One of these...
  • Congress keeps papers which threaten Annan

    05/07/2005 5:25:16 PM PDT · by Valin · 21 replies · 926+ views ^ | 5/8/05 | Charles Laurence / Philip Sherwell
    American congressional investigators are refusing to hand back potentially explosive evidence which may threaten Kofi Annan's position as the secretary general of the United Nations. The refusal will come as a blow to Paul Volcker, the head of the UN-appointed commission investigating the Iraqi oil-for-food scandal, who had said that lives would be at risk if the paperwork was not returned to his committee, its "rightful owner". The controversial evidence was turned over to the House International Relations Committee (IRC) last week by Robert Parton, who recently resigned as a Volcker investigator claiming that the inquiry played down evidence incriminating...
  • How is Kofi Annan keeping his job?

    05/06/2005 7:22:00 AM PDT · by thebiggestdog · 3 replies · 171+ views ^ | 5-6-05 |
    If Kofi Annan keeps his job after Congress reviews the information that they subpeonaed from former OFF investigator Robert Parton. Parton, who after a subpoena from Henry Hyde, gave congress everything they wanted, and the UN aint to happy about it. The Oil For Food fiasco has to go down as one of the biggest clusterducks in the history of the UN. The idea was that Saddam could sell oil in exchange for food, medicine and other essentials needed by the Iraqi people, only it didn't happen. Saddam cut deals with everyone, including a few Americans to finegal all sorts...
  • In GOP, the scramble begins for chance to succeed Hyde

    04/21/2005 5:12:43 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 556+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 21, 2005 | Rick Pearson and Rudolph Bush
    Leading suburban Republicans said Tuesday the decision by veteran GOP U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde to not seek re-election next year could result in a torrent of candidates vying to replace him and create a potentially costly primary contest for a seat that Democrats are likely to aggressively target. Patrick Durante, a longtime Hyde aide who also is head of the Addison Township Republican organization, estimated a hard-fought primary contest in the 6th Congressional District could cost a contender $1 million or more to gain the name recognition and support necessary to win in March. And for some of the candidates...
  • Rep. Henry Hyde announces retirement

    04/18/2005 5:07:42 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 107 replies · 3,776+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2005
    U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde, the Illinois Republican who steered the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton and championed government restrictions on abortion funding, announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends in 2006. Hyde, who serves as chairman of the House International Relations Committee, made the announcement on his Web site on his 81st birthday. He was first elected to the House in 1974 from his Bensenville district near O’Hare International Airport. Hyde also serves on the House Judiciary Committee, which he chaired from 1995 to 2001. Aides to Hyde did not return phone calls seeking comment Monday. Andrew...
  • Hyde ready to call it a career?

    03/15/2005 5:41:35 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 3 replies · 343+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 15, 2005 | LYNN SWEET
    In a few weeks, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), the chairman of the House International Relations Committee who as Judiciary Committee chief wielded the gavel during President Clinton's impeachment, will announce that he will not seek another term. The public position of Hyde, 80, an icon of the conservative movement, is that he will make up his mind for sure in April. But I am told he has decided to retire and is unlikely to reverse course. Be clear on this: Hyde intends to serve out his term and has a robust schedule that provides a remarkable window to U.S. relations...
  • Arming China

    02/28/2005 12:48:40 PM PST · by Alex Marko · 8 replies · 608+ views
    On Thursday, House International Relations Committee Chairman Henry Hyde penned an op.ed. for the Wall Street Journal that highlights "a dangerous development taking shape toward China, one that runs counter to the advance of liberty and threatens U.S. security interests" as well as those of China's neighbors. Rep. Hyde was commenting, of course, on the European Union's impending decision to lift its arms embargo on China. Hyde takes issue with the EU's argument that the embargo is no longer warranted on human-rights grounds, noting that "the many Chinese citizens who remain in prison 15 years later for activities related to...
  • Hyde to EU: Stop Selling Arms to China

    02/26/2005 12:29:01 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 427+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/26/05 | Carl Limbacher
    The European Union's (EU) resumption of arms sales to China "is a dangerous development that runs counter to the advance of liberty and threatens U.S. security interests, as well as those of Japan and Taiwan," charges Rep. Henry Hyde, R-IL. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Thursday, Hyde, Chairman of the House International Relations Committee disputed the EU's contention that the arms embargo against China is no longer warranted on human-rights grounds. Hyde scoffed at the claim, noting, "The many Chinese citizens who remain in prison 15 years later for activities related to Tiananmen might feel differently." "The Communist Party...
  • Inquiry on Food-for-Oil Plan Cites U.N. Diplomat for Conflict

    02/03/2005 8:14:11 PM PST · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 438+ views
    Inquiry on Food-for-Oil Plan Cites U.N. Diplomat for Conflict By JUDITH MILLER and WARREN HOGE n interim report by a commission investigating the United Nations oil-for-food program in Iraq said the former head of the program had violated the United Nations Charter by helping a company owned by a friend to obtain valuable contracts to sell Iraqi oil. The conduct of Benon V. Sevan, a Cypriot official who ran the program between 1997 until its demise in 2003, was a "grave and continuing conflict of interest" and had "seriously undermined the integrity of the United Nations," the report concludes. The...
  • Bush Faces Challenges with New Republican Congress

    01/01/2005 5:12:01 PM PST · by anymouse · 16 replies · 995+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 1, 2005 | Thomas Ferraro
    The new 109th U.S. Congress convenes on Tuesday with Republicans flexing more political muscle. Yet it is unclear how far they can, or in some cases want to, push President George W. Bush's ambitious second-term agenda. The record federal deficit, the rising cost of the Iraq war, plus competing positions of rival Democrats and even within the Republican Party, all pose risks to such White House goals as overhaul of the federal tax code and the Social Security retirement program. Still, Bush has high hopes. He sees his re-election, coupled with bigger Republican majorities in the Senate and House of...
  • WSJ: Oil for Terrorism -- The U.N. scandal details get worse by the day.

    11/23/2004 5:57:52 AM PST · by OESY · 18 replies · 2,016+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 23, 2004 | Editorial
    Last week certainly was instructive about the epic... United Nations Oil for Food program. First came Monday's hearings in Norm Coleman's Senate Subcommittee on Investigations where we learned that Saddam Hussein gamed the program for twice as much unmonitored revenue as previously thought -- $21.3 billion, up from $10 billion. Also fascinating was chief weapons inspector Charles Duelfer's testimony that he believes, based on what high-level Iraqi sources have told him, that U.N. Oil for Food director Benon Sevan did in fact profit from Iraqi oil vouchers. Mr. Sevan continues to deny the allegation. Then on Wednesday Henry Hyde's House...
  • Bank lapses cited in Iraq oil program

    11/18/2004 4:29:02 PM PST · by thegreatbeast · 9 replies · 316+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    The French bank that handled funds for the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq made tens of millions of dollars in fees and did not properly monitor transactions involving Saddam Hussein's oil sales, congressional investigators said yesterday.
  • This is it -- register today or sit it out November 2 (IL & most states!)

    10/05/2004 12:45:17 PM PDT · by unspun · 8 replies · 502+ views
    By The Leader-Springfield Bureau SPRINGFIELD -- October 5 is the last day for U.S. citizens 18 years or older living in Illinois to register to vote in the upcoming November 2 General Election. Does one person's vote count? Four years ago, George W. Bush won the state of Florida and the presidency by averaging one vote per precinct more than his opponent Al Gore. If you've lived in your precinct for the past thirty days, you can register today at your county clerk's office, the Board of Election's office, at city, village, township or state agency offices, with precinct committeemen...
  • 'Perfectly Logical' Anti-Voter Fraud Bill Faces Tough Road

    07/19/2004 7:42:21 PM PDT · by NewRomeTacitus · 34 replies · 631+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 07-19-2004 | Chad Groening
    A Colorado congressman is praising a bill recently introduced in the House that would curb voter fraud by requiring voters to actually prove their citizenship. It is called the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2004 (H.R. 4530). Introduced by Illinois Republican Henry Hyde, it is designed to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, also known as the "Motor Voter Bill." That Clinton-era legislation has been criticized because it provides no safeguards from illegal aliens being able to register to vote. That is why one of the stated purposes of Hyde's legislation is to prevent fraud in federal elections....