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  • Bruce Hyde — Dallas native, professor and beloved ‘Star Trek’ actor — has died at 74

    10/17/2015 5:44:29 PM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/17/2015 | Robert Wilonsky
    Bruce Hyde is a footnote in sci-fi pop-culture history, a man who appeared in two of the original Star Trek episodes: “The Naked Time,” which originally aired on Sept. 29, 1966; and “The Conscience of the King,” first broadcast on Dec. 8, 1966. As Lt. Kevin Riley, a navigator aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, he was memorable in both — “The Naked Time,” especially, the episode in which he sang “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen” while declaring himself captain and cutting off the engines while under the influence of … well, sure, maybe you should just watch the whole thing.
  • 1,147,000 Americans are Alive Today Because the Hyde Amendment Saved Them From Abortion

    07/10/2015 1:17:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | Kelsey Hazzard
    On Wednesday, abortion advocates introduced a bill to pay for elective abortions with federal taxpayer funds. The bill “targets the Hyde Amendment, a 1976 provision that blocks federal money from going to pay for abortions, with exceptions for cases of rape or incest or when a pregnant woman’s life is in danger. Hyde Amendment language is frequently included on spending legislation and is attached to the annual bill paying for Medicaid.” According to a 2010 statement from the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights, the Hyde Amendment has prevented over a million abortions. Five years have passed since that statement, making...
  • Obama vows to veto Protect Life Act - critical vote scheduled for tomorrow

    10/12/2011 2:08:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 12, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    President Obama has vowed to veto the Protect Life Act WASHINGTON, D.C., October 12, 2011 ( – President Barack Obama has promised to veto a bill strongly backed by pro-life leaders as a last-ditch effort to dodge the potentially massive expansion of abortion under the new federal healthcare reform law. Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced last week that the Protect Life Act, H.R. 358, will be considered in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The measure would amend President Obama’s Affordable Care Act to reflect the Hyde amendment by prohibiting taxpayer dollars from funding any health plan that includes coverage...
  • Reid Misleads Nevada Voters: Hyde Doesn't Stop ObamaCare Abortion $

    10/15/2010 2:30:53 PM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies ^ | October 15, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Reid Misleads Nevada Voters: Hyde Doesn't Stop ObamaCare Abortion $ Las Vegas , NV ( -- During the debate last night between pro-abortion Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and pro-life candidate Sharron Angle, Reid misled Nevada voters on the ObamaCare bill he shepherded through the Senate. He falsely said the Hyde amendment is preserved by the legislation.
  • No Pro-Life Democrats Who Backed Pro-Abortion Health Care Back Hyde Bill

    04/29/2010 9:24:30 AM PDT · by julieee · 5 replies · 278+ views ^ | April 29, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    No Pro-Life Democrats Who Backed Pro-Abortion Health Care Back Hyde Bill Washington, DC -- None of the pro-life Democrats who backed the pro-abortion health care bill in the House have signed on a co-sponsors of new legislation to apply the Hyde amendment to it. The new bill, the Protect Life Act, would fix the several different ways in which the measure funds abortions.
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Rigali to Congress: Keep Existing Pro-Life Laws

    02/11/2009 7:20:46 AM PST · by topher · 1 replies · 200+ views
    United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | February 5, 2009 | USCCB NEews Release
    Cardinal Rigali to Congress: Keep Existing Pro-Life Laws WASHINGTON—Writing as chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Cardinal Justin Rigali sent a letter on February 5 to all members of Congress, urging them to maintain pro-life provisions in the appropriations bills they must soon approve to keep government programs funded past March 5. "I urge you not to use this legislation to weaken or rescind longstanding provisions that protect U.S. taxpayers from being forced to fund and promote the destruction of innocent human life," Cardinal Rigali said. "In making this plea," he said, "I am...
  • Henry Hyde: Pro-life all the way

    12/17/2007 5:29:57 PM PST · by rhema · 16 replies · 66+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 17, 2007 | Nat Hentoff
    As a solo pro-lifer over the years — among my wife, my friends and journalists I work with — I have been strengthened by knowing and learning from the late Henry Hyde on how to report on the degree to which this country can and is combating the culture of death — from abortion to assisted suicide and the "futility doctrine" in a growing number of hospitals that certain lives are not worth living any more. From 1975 to 2007, former U.S. Rep. Hyde, a force for life, was not only instrumental in limiting the number of abortions, he also...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cegelis refuses to endorse Duckworth after primary (IL-6)

    03/27/2006 9:32:00 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 20 replies · 596+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/28/06 | Jonathan E. Kaplan
    Christine Cegelis will not endorse Tammy Duckworth, the winner in Illinois’s 6th Congressional District Democratic primary, because she has reservations about Duckworth’s positions on universal healthcare and free trade, a source close to Cegelis’s campaign said. Duckworth, a wounded veteran of the Iraq war, defeated Cegelis by 3 percentage points in last week’s hotly contested primary. Cegelis, a liberal Democrat, won 44 percent of the vote against Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) in 2004. On Saturday, Illinois Democrats held a unity breakfast attended by Duckworth, party officials and Cegelis supporters who vowed to help Duckworth. Cegelis did not attend. Duckworth had...
  • House Panel Chair Questions Democracy Plan

    02/17/2006 6:40:13 PM PST · by afz400 · 2 replies · 174+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 16, 2006 | BARRY SCHWEID
    WASHINGTON -- A House Republican influential on foreign affairs matters questioned the wisdom and potential effectiveness Thursday of American efforts to spread democracy, a cornerstone of Bush administration policy. With Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice poised to testify to his panel, Chairman Henry Hyde of the House International Relations Committee questioned what he called the "Golden Theory" _ that the United States can produce peace and stability around the world by financing and encouraging democracy. "The magic formula of democracy alone" will not work, said Hyde, R-Ill. It must be paired with "unbounded power" and "an open-ended commitment of time...

    11/30/2005 7:58:12 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 34 replies · 1,598+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/30/2005 | Pablo Bachelet
    Venezuela snubbed a visiting congressional delegation at the Caracas airport. Just what transpired at the airport -- and why -- remains unclear. WASHINGTON -Venezuela snubbed a visiting congressional delegation at the Caracas airport. Just what transpired at the airport -- and why -- remains unclear. President Hugo Chávez's campaign to woo members of the U.S. Congress suffered a major setback this week as Venezuelan authorities, amid contradictory reports, snubbed members of a senior delegation of U.S. lawmakers by not letting them disembark from their aircraft for several hours. The lawmakers eventually left without ever getting off the plane. Chávez and...
  • Chavez gives Venezuela - USA relations another blow

    11/29/2005 12:03:13 PM PST · by alekboyd · 12 replies · 975+ views ^ | 29.11.05 | aleksander boyd
    29.11.05 | Hugo Chavez's spinmeisters love to sing the mantra "Venezuela wants to have the most cordial relations with the USA, based in mutual respect and understanding..." Well, how does the barring a BIPARTISAN US Congressional Delegation, from entering Venezuela, bodes with the aforementioned predicament? It was not enough, for Chavez, to have orchestrated with Kirchner, riots and the subsequent media attack on Bush in Mar del Plata. Nor it was sufficient for him to call President Fox a "lapdog of the empire" -one has to love the irony in light of the dynamics of the Castro-Chavez marriage... Now the...
  • 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...
  • US Threatens to Withhold Funds from UN Unless it Reforms

    06/11/2005 2:10:57 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 29 replies · 1,067+ views
    Financial Time ^ | June 9 2005 | Edward Alden and Holly Yeager
    Less than two years after finally paying its full dues to the United Nations, the US is again threatening to withhold payments from the world body unless the UN undertakes the important reforms sought by Washington. A US congressional committee on Wednesday voted narrowly to approve legislation that would withhold half of its annual $500m contribution unless the UN streamlined its bureaucracy, barred countries that violated human rights from UN human rights bodies and created an independent oversight board and ethics office. Henry Hyde, Republican chairman of the House international relations committee, said the bill was the only way to...
  • Uncle Sam: Jekyll or Hyde?

    05/31/2005 1:44:36 PM PDT · by echoBoomer · 20 replies · 699+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 6 issue | Fareed Zakaria
    Zakaria: I think that the Bush administration has a Jekyll-and-Hyde problem—a contradictory attitude toward the war on terror. On the one hand it has wholeheartedly embraced the view that America must change its image in the Muslim world. It wants to stop being seen as the supporter of Muslim tyrants and instead become the champion of Muslim freedoms. President Bush and his secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, are transforming American policy in this realm, and while some of the implementation has been spotty, the general thrust is clear and laudable. For this they deserve more credit than they have generally...
  • U.S. House resolution urges N. Korea to resolve abduction issue

    05/27/2005 8:03:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 05/27/05
    Friday May 27, 9:48 AM U.S. House resolution urges N. Korea to resolve abduction issue (Kyodo) _ U.S. House of Representatives International Relations Committee Chairman Henry Hyde submitted a resolution on Thursday condemning North Korea for abducting Japanese and South Korean citizens and urging it to release all abductees. Co-sponsored by six other House lawmakers, the resolution names Megumi Yokota, Rumiko Masumoto, Keiko Arimoto and other Japanese abductees. Congressional sources said the measure is certain to pass the House as it is sponsored by Hyde, an influential Republican from Illinois, as well as Democrats. Hyde had promised to introduce it...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Oil-for-food aided Russians, report says:Iraq sought to influence U.N. through Moscow

    05/15/2005 8:31:42 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 16 replies · 1,452+ views
    MSNBC - Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2005 | Justin Blum and Colum Lynch
    Top Kremlin operatives and a flamboyant Russian politician reaped millions of dollars in profits under the U.N. oil-for-food program by selling oil that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein allowed them to buy at a deep discount, a Senate investigation has concluded. The allegations -- which also include descriptions of kickbacks paid to Hussein -- are detailed in hundreds of pages of reports and documents made public last night by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in advance of a hearing tomorrow. The documents outline a trail of oil and money that leads directly from Iraq to the Kremlin and the former...
  • Showdown at the U.N. corral

    05/14/2005 8:02:12 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 5 replies · 502+ views
    CFP ^ | May 14, 2005 | Henry Lamb
    At one end of the street stands the United Nations; at the other end, stands the United States Congress. At issue: whether the U.N.’s diplomatic immunity trumps the subpoena power of the U.S. Congress. Paul Volcker - Kofi Annan’s hand-picked investigator of the oil-for-food scandal - represents the U.N. Henry Hyde - Chairman of the House International Relations Committee - represents the U.S. Volcker has persistently blocked Congressional efforts to secure information about the multi-billion-dollar oil-for-food scandal. Hyde issued a subpoena, which produced several boxes of documents that Volcker says are protected by diplomatic immunity. Volcker wants the documents returned....
  • Defiant U.N. sleuth hands over oil-for-food papers

    05/05/2005 9:15:27 PM PDT · by nextthunder · 51 replies · 1,602+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05 May 2005 | Sue Pleming
    Defiant U.N. sleuth hands over oil-for-food papers By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - A former investigator for an independent inquiry into the U.N. oil-for-food program handed over potentially explosive documents on Thursday to a U.S. congressional committee, triggering outrage from inquiry head Paul Volcker. Robert Parton, a lawyer and former FBI agent who resigned last month as senior investigative counsel for the inquiry, gave the documents to U.S. lawmakers even though he signed a confidentiality agreement when he was hired and certified when he left that he possessed no documents related to his work. Congressional investigators speculate the...
  • Hyde on Clinton's Impeachment

    04/22/2005 6:30:26 AM PDT · by Richie Rich · 3 replies · 5,542+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 04/22/05 | Richie Rich
    Henry Hyde (R-IL), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee during the Clinton impeachment hearings, was interviewed by ABC News political reporter Andy Shaw. The ABC headline is entitled, "Clinton Impeachment was Retaliation for Nixon, Says Retiring Congressman." This is completely bogus. When listening to the clip, I noticed a couple things. First, Andy Shaw said that the impeachment of Clinton embarrassed Henry Hyde because it brought attention to his "hypocrisy" many years earlier when he participated in an extramarital affair. (Unsurprisingly, Shaw did not mention anything about obstruction of justice.) Second, Shaw commented on Hyde's retirement, saying that some people...
  • 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...
  • Clinton Impeachment was Retaliation for Nixon, says Retiring Congressman [WLS Withdraws Hyde Story]

    04/21/2005 5:07:08 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 117 replies · 3,144+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | April 21, 2005 | Andy Shaw
    Republican Congressman Henry Hyde made some surprising comments Thursday on the impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton. He now says Republicans may have gone after Clinton to retaliate for the impeachment of Richard Nixon. Hyde is stepping down after this term Hyde's comments came as he talked with ABC7 political reporter Andy Shaw about his 30 year in Congress. In an exclusive interview, Hyde delivered a big dose of candor and some reflective second guessing. He said, among other things, he might not try to impeach President Clinton if he had it to do all over again. The 81-year-old DuPage...
  • Hyde to leave House at end of 16th term

    04/19/2005 12:47:50 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2005
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Rep. Henry J. Hyde, the Illinois Republican who steered the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton and championed restrictions on government funding for abortion, announced yesterday that he will retire when his term ends in 2006. Mr. 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. Mr. Hyde also serves on the House Judiciary Committee, which he chaired from 1995 to 2001. Aides to Mr. Hyde did not...
  • 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 to EU: Stop Selling Arms to China

    02/26/2005 5:33:43 PM PST · by DWPittelli · 4 replies · 254+ views
    Newsmax & WSJ | Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    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...
  • Action Alert: House (Hyde-Weldon) Protects Health Care Providers on Abortion, Senate Will Battle!

    11/20/2004 7:29:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,328+ views
    Life | 11.20.04
    House Protects Health Care Providers on Abortion, Senate Will BattleThe U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday passed a federal spending bill containing a provision that protects pro-life health care providers who opt against performing or paying for abortions.The Hyde-Weldon anti-discrimination amendment ensures that state and local governments receiving money from the federal Health and Human Services Department cannot discriminate against health care providers that do not perform abortions, pay for abortions, provide insurance coverage for abortions or refer to agencies that perform abortions.The provision covers doctors and other health care professionals, hospitals, insurance companies, and others.Douglas Johnson of the National...
  • Probe: Iraq U.N. cash sent to bombers' kin

    11/16/2004 3:51:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 735+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/16/04 | Desmond Butler - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Saddam Hussein diverted money from the U.N. oil-for-food program to pay millions of dollars to families of Palestinian suicide bombers who carried out attacks on Israel, say congressional investigators who uncovered evidence of the money trail. The former Iraqi president tapped secret bank accounts in Jordan - where he collected bribes from foreign companies and individuals doing illicit business under the humanitarian program - to reward the families up to $25,000 each, investigators told The Associated Press. Documents prepared for a Wednesday hearing by the House International Relations Committee outline the new findings about how Saddam...
  • U.N. Obstructs Justice

    11/14/2004 9:41:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,128+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 15, 2004 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    OP-ED COLUMNIST Washington — "I'm angry that we find the U.N. proactively interfering with our investigation," Senator Norm Coleman, chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, informed Lou Dobbs on CNN, "by telling certain folks not to cooperate with us." He repeated for emphasis his sharp response to Secretary General Kofi Annan's "interfering with our ability to get information we need" about the oil-for-food scandal. Judith Miller of The Times had revealed that the Minnesota Republican, joined by ranking Democrat Carl Levin, sent a letter noting Annan's four-month foot-dragging and that "the U.N. is hindering our efforts to obtain...
  • Kosovo independence resolution dropped in US Congress

    10/08/2004 2:18:44 PM PDT · by LjubivojeRadosavljevic · 8 replies · 354+ views
    B92 | October 8, 2004
    A controversial resolution on independence for Serbia's southern province of Kosovo has been withdrawn from the US Congress House International Relations Committee. The resolution had been proposed by Committee Chairman Henry Hyde and deputy Tom Lantosh. B92 learnt this morning from the office of the Serbian president that it was withdrawn after the State Department intervened.
  • 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...
  • Asking for Hyde

    07/16/2004 10:41:18 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 31 replies · 498+ views
    TownHall ^ | July 17, 2004 | Robert Novak
    Asking for Hyde Robert Novak (archive) July 17, 2004 | Print | Send WASHINGTON -- More than 100 Republican House members have signed a letter to President Bush asking that Rep. Henry Hyde of Illinois, currently House International Relations Committee chairman and a leading opponent of abortion, be a prime-time speaker at the Republican National Convention in New York. The letter was written by Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, who has led the complaint about lack of strong conservative speakers at the convention during prime time. The schedule includes Sen. John McCain of Arizona, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former New...
  • Probe to blow lid off massive U.N. scandal Documents prove corruption involving world leaders

    04/15/2004 6:41:54 PM PDT · by RickGolden · 162 replies · 1,187+ views ^ | April 15, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Probe to blow lid off massive U.N. scandal Documents prove oil-for-food corruption involving world leaders Editor's note: WorldNetDaily is pleased to have a content-sharing agreement with Insight magazine, the bold Washington publication not afraid to ruffle establishment feathers. Subscribe to Insight at WorldNetDaily's online store and save 71 percent off the cover price. By Kenneth R. Timmerman © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. A team of international forensic investigators is preparing to blow the lid off the much-disputed U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq and will present new evidence of corruption at an upcoming congressional hearing that directly will implicate world...
  • A surprising threat to freedom-Campaign Finance Reform thread-day 29

    01/08/2004 6:12:38 AM PST · by Valin · 20 replies · 433+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | 1/8/03 | Jay Ambrose
    If American democracy is finally done in, the perpetrators will unlikely be Hitlerian figures whose strutting authoritarianism is plain to see, but a collection of well-meaning, schoolmarm-like activists who aim to restrict our freedoms for our own supposed good. They may well be members of Common Cause. You never figure an outfit like Common Cause to be a danger to the republic's must crucial principles, do you? But be vigilant: Common Cause is in the forefront of those cutting the First Amendment down to an imperceptible size. The group does not want anything blocking the way as government squelches free...
  • Bush is asked to prevent hemispheric 'Axis of Evil' and back ouster of Venezuela's Chavez

    10/26/2002 1:52:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies · 1,260+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | October 26, 2002
    The Chairman of the House International Relations Committee has called on President Bush to disrupt the possible formation of an Axis of Evil in the Western Hemisphere, and to support the ouster of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. Concerned about Washington's lack apparent concern for a hostile potential triad of Cuba's Fidel Castro, Venezuela's Chavez, and the possible election this weekend of the leftist Lula da Silva in Brazil, Rep. Henry Hyde urges Bush in a strongly-worded letter to break with the continued Clinton policy of tolerating Chavez. "This is the time for the Bush administration to set the factual and...
  • Schumer Rejects New Hyde Proposal on Bankruptcy Bill

    06/04/2002 10:13:37 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 6 replies · 197+ views
    Schumer Rejects New Hyde Proposal on Bankruptcy Bill Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) rejected new attempts Tuesday by Representative Henry Hyde (R-IL) to undermine the Senate-passed version of the bankruptcy bill. Hyde’s proposal comes on the heels of a long line of attempts by anti-choice House members to undermine the abortion-related language in the Senate version of the bill, which would bar anti-abortion extremists from using bankruptcy to avoid paying civil damages incurred from anti-abortion clinic violence. Hyde has vocally opposed the Senate language, stating that, “It is bad policy to single out a narrow class of debtors for punishment."...