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  • Former Clinton Official Named as Russian Dupe (Strobe Talbott)

    03/04/2008 7:45:08 PM PST · by river rat · 156 replies · 1,646+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 04, 2008 | AIM Report
    Snip..... In what could be the biggest State Department scandal since State Department official and United Nations founder Alger Hiss was exposed as a Soviet spy, a top Clinton State Department official and former Time magazine journalist has been identified as having been a trusted contact of the Russian intelligence service. Snip... The sensational charge against Strobe Talbott is made in a new book based on interviews with a Russian defector. Snip... Talbott has been and continues to be a major foreign policy thinker. Back in 2000, when he was named head of the Yale Center for the Study of...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Bright Leaf" (1950)

    10/06/2013 11:34:05 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1950 | Michael Curtiz
  • The Insiders: Ted Cruz is burning bridges in Washington. Does it matter?

    08/05/2014 7:14:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Lately, I had been thinking about writing a piece asking the question of whether Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is more like the late Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) or if he is more like President Ronald Reagan. For those of you who don’t remember — or who weren’t born yet — the irascible Helms served in the Senate from 1973-2003. He was well known for his independent streak, and he was certainly not shy about ignoring the will of Senate leaders when he did not see things their way. Some of his stubborn pursuits and lonely battles in the Senate are...
  • Is Ted Cruz the modern Jesse Helms?

    02/15/2014 6:24:17 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 47 replies
    15 Feb 2014 | US Navy Vet
    I was thinking about this the other day.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘We Need A Hundred More Like Jesse Helms’ In Senate

    09/12/2013 9:21:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    Mediate.com ^ | 9:28 pm, September 11th, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    Senator Ted Cruz spoke at an event for the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday, and amidst what was a strong foreign policy speech, Cruz got a little personal and talked about the late Republican Senator Jesse Helms, the first politician Cruz ever gave money to. Cruz touted all the “crazy things” Helms said, not as a negative, but as a positive, declaring that the Senate could use “a hundred more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate.”Cruz recalled how he sent ten dollars to Helms when he was a kid, joking that he “may have been Jesse Helms’ single largest donor...
  • The World's Greatest Deliberative Body (Commentary)

    12/19/2012 9:19:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 19, 2012 | Kent Ramsay
    The U.S. Congress. The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Combined, they make up the greatest deliberative body in the world. Where our elected representatives meet and debate in the open to determine the laws of the land in the greatest representative democracy the world has ever seen. Committees are formed consisting of members of each party in our two-party system. These committees in both bodies use public hearings to debate and gather input on the important public matters of the day, such as tax policy, budgets, appropriations, etc. It is designed to be an open process that produces...
  • Advice for the new Congress from the original conservative insurgent

    01/04/2011 10:56:08 AM PST · by gitmogrunt · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/04/2011 | Marc A. Thiessen
    This week, as conservative insurgents take their seats in Congress, I can't help but think that my old boss, the late Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), would be thrilled. Before there was a Tea Party there was the New Right, and Helms was its most successful leader. He turned his surprise election in 1972 into a three-decade run driving the Washington establishment crazy. Were Helms still alive, he would have some advice for the GOP class of 2010. Ignore the national media. Once when the New York Times wrote a nasty editorial about Helms, I drafted a vigorous rebuttal. Helms smiled...
  • Holbrooke Thought Highly of Himself, for Good Reason

    12/16/2010 4:58:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Reading "Masters and Commanders," Andrew Roberts's magnificent account of British and American leaders in World War II, I was struck by how many of them, working prodigious hours and under great strain, were struck down by heart attacks while in their 60s. This doesn't happen anymore, I thought, with the blood pressure and cholesterol medicines many of us routinely take. But it does, as we were reminded by the sudden death at age 69 this week of Richard Holbrooke, who was working prodigiously as Barack Obama's special representative for AfPak, i.e., Afghanistan and Pakistan. Holbrooke was known in cynical Washington...
  • Democrats hypocrisy on Bolton exposed

    05/04/2005 11:58:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies · 789+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 05/05/05 | Joel Mowbray
    Democrats' hypocrisy on Bolton exposed Joel Mowbray May 5, 2005 Call it the tale of two confirmation hearings. Two of the four men most recently nominated to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations found their candidacies challenged, though they could not have faced more different receptions.  Both men were supremely qualified, but the similarities end there. The divergent paths for each reveal Democrats' rabid partisanship and belies their claims that they oppose John Bolton on the grounds that character matters. Six years ago, Foreign Service veteran Richard Holbrooke was awaiting Senate confirmation.  As former a ambassador to Germany,...
  • Jesse Helms' FBI file: Death threats, spying and vote-buying accusations

    05/26/2010 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Constitution Day · 38 replies · 1,108+ views
    WRAL-TV [Raleigh, NC] ^ | May 26, 2010 | WRAL Investigates
    Death threats, spying and vote-buying accusations are all included in the nearly 1,600 pages of just-released FBI documents into the life of the late Jesse Helms. The WRAL Investigates team filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year to get the files on North Carolina's longest-serving senator. Helms died on July 4, 2008, at 86 after years of declining health. The documents show the former five-term U.S. senator had plenty of enemies and that he thought his own government was one of them...
  • When the Left-Wing “Racism” Smear Becomes Truth, Print the Smear (Bob Beckel vs. Jesse Helms, RIP)

    09/29/2009 10:26:26 AM PDT · by FrontPageMag.com · 12 replies · 859+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | September 29, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    Newcomers to political activism may be surprised to learn that this summer was not the first time the Left had used lies and distortions to smear its opponents as racist. As David Horowitz pointed out Monday, this is the Left's defining modus operandi and has been for a generation: as he writes, "the left’s chief political contribution to American politics is witch-hunts." Another chief contribution would be the myths that undergird those witch-hunts. On the health-care front, we've seen MSNBC talker Ed Schultz lie to transform protest signs into death threats (even though the correct wording was on the...
  • 25 years ago today: KAL Flight 007 Remembered

    09/02/2008 7:56:11 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 22 replies · 510+ views
    The New American ^ | 9/1/08 | Warren Mass
    It has been 25 years since Korean Airlines Flight 007, carrying 269 passengers and crew, including Congressman Larry McDonald of Georgia, was fired on by a Soviet fighter jet off the coast of Siberia. At the time, McDonald was chairman of the John Birch Society (a subsidiary of which publishes THE NEW AMERICAN). Although several speakers eulogized McDonald at a Washington, D.C., memorial service 10 days following the September 1, 1983 attack, the words most remembered by both this magazine’s editor, Gary Benoit, and this writer were delivered by the late Senator Jesse Helms, who passed away on July 4....
  • Jesse Helms and Me

    07/21/2008 8:20:45 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 6 replies · 109+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 21, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    Jesse Helms and Me By Burt Prelutsky Although I very much regret that I never had the chance to meet Jesse Helms, we did have what you might call a peripheral connection. The first took place nearly 20 years ago, when I was serving the second of my two terms on the Board of the Writers Guild of America. Because the Board had the authority to mete out any sum less than $5,000 without putting it to a vote of the membership, groups and individuals were constantly showing up at our meetings and requesting $4,999. Often, they wanted it to...
  • Jesse Helms Was No Hero (Juan Williams Alert)

    07/12/2008 6:24:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies · 212+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 12, 2008 | Juan Williams
    In death, Sen. Jesse Helms is being honored as a conservative hero. My question is why? Yes, the six-term senator defined right-wing political stands against communists in Cuba, Nicaragua and the former Soviet Union. Yes, he blocked international treaties that limited U.S. sovereignty. And, yes, he was masterful in his use of direct mail to stir contributions to conservative causes. But "Senator No" also created an angry, scolding, close-minded face for the modern GOP, exactly opposite to the sunny optimism of Ronald Reagan. Helms did not invite people into the party; to the contrary, he seemed to delight in excluding...
  • Jesse Helms and the Dialog On Race

    07/10/2008 7:02:21 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 175+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 7/10/2008 | Moneyrunner
    When the newborn is shown to a bunch of women, you always hear the same lies: “what a beautiful baby.” The fact is that the parents are grateful that it has ten toes and fingers. And the wrinkled little tyke is anything but beautiful; we’re just glad that it’s finally out and alive. The same with that “dialog on race” that the MSM is always wishing for. It’s a lie. Here is what the MSM looks for in a dialog on race.
  • Jesse Helms Vilified Worldwide

    07/10/2008 4:40:40 PM PDT · by slickeroo · 29 replies · 120+ views
    Townhall ^ | 7/10/08 | Humberto Fontova
    The propaganda sheet of Cuba's Stalinist regime has almost outdone the mainstream international media in vilifying Jesse Helms. It's a close-run thing. You be the judge: “To many around the world,” recently wrote London's Financial Times,“he was little less than a monster.” "Few senators in the modern era have done more to resist the tide of progress," concluded the New York Times when Helms retired in 2003. "He fought for the values of the old confederacy. He resisted the new South. He resisted the opportunity to fight for a more perfect union," said Rev. Jesse Jackson (who bellowed “Viva Fidel!-Viva...
  • The Jesse Helms You Should Remember

    07/10/2008 9:25:36 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 142+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 7, 2008 | Marc Thiessen
    In 1985, his dear friend Ronald Reagan was preparing for his first summit with Mikhail Gorbachev when a Ukrainian sailor named Miroslav Medvid twice jumped off a Soviet ship into the Mississippi River seeking political asylum. The Soviets insisted that Medvid had accidentally fallen off -- twice. The State Department did not want an international incident on the eve of the summit. But Helms believed it was wrong to send a man back behind the Iron Curtain -- no matter the cost to superpower diplomacy. He tried to block the ship's departure by requiring the sailor to appear before the...
  • ANN COULTER: THE NEW YORK TIMES VS. HELMS, PART 529,876 (Free Republic Quoted)

    07/09/2008 3:06:12 PM PDT · by Syncro · 74 replies · 610+ views
    Ann Coulter Website ^ | July 9, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    THE NEW YORK TIMES VS. HELMS, PART 529,876July 9, 2008 Last Friday, on the Fourth of July, the great American patriot Jesse Helms passed away. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson also went to their great reward on Independence Day, so this is further proof of God. Helms is now the second great American patriot I've always wanted to meet and never will, at least in this lifetime. The only other one is the magnificent Reagan aide Lyn Nofziger. (Wikipedia quote: "I sometimes lie awake at night trying to think of something funny that Richard Nixon said.") After a week of...
  • N.C. employee refuses to lower flags for Helms

    07/09/2008 1:35:55 PM PDT · by Abathar · 32 replies · 135+ views
    TimesArgus.com ^ | 07/09/08 | Ryan Teague
    RALEIGH, N.C. — L.F. Eason III gave up the only job he'd ever had rather than lower a flag to honor former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms. Eason, a 29-year veteran of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, instructed his staff at a small Raleigh lab not to fly the U.S. or North Carolina flags at half mast Monday as called for in a directive to all state agencies by Gov. Mike Easley. When a superior ordered the lab to follow the order, Eason decided to retire rather than pay tribute to Helms. After several hours' delay, one of Eason's employees...
  • He quit rather than lower flag

    07/09/2008 10:07:34 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 94 replies · 330+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | 09 Jul 2008 | Ryan Teague Beckwith,
    He quit rather than lower flag Ryan Teague Beckwith, Staff Writer Eason, head of a state lab, retired at 51. RALEIGH - L.F. Eason III gave up the only job he'd ever had rather than lower a flag to honor former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms. Eason, a 29-year veteran of the state Department of Agriculture, instructed his staff at a small Raleigh lab not to fly the U.S. or North Carolina flags at half-staff Monday, as called for in a directive to all state agencies by Gov. Mike Easley. When a superior ordered the lab to follow the directive, Eason...
  • N.C. Senator's Hard-Line Conservatism Helped Craft Republican Social Agenda

    07/05/2008 10:21:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies · 163+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2008 | Bart Barnes and Matt Schudel
    Jesse Helms, the North Carolina Republican senator whose uncompromising conservatism made him one of America's leading crusaders against communism, liberalism, tax increases, abortion, homosexuality, affirmative action and court-ordered busing to integrate schools, died yesterday at Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, N.C. He was 86. snip "Next to Ronald Reagan," Fred Barnes wrote in the Weekly Standard in 1997, "Jesse Helms is the most important conservative of the last 25 years."
  • How Jesse Helms Made a Difference [Outstanding Tribute Alert]

    07/05/2008 4:00:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 189+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2008 | John Fund
    If Ronald Reagan was the sunny and optimistic face of modern conservatism, the uncompromisingly defiant exemplar of it was Jesse Helms, who died yesterday at age 86. While Reagan has undergone a revisionist makeover by many historians who now recognize his accomplishments, Helms is still the conservative liberals most love to hate. But while they still disdain his views, many liberal groups are now using their own forms of the rhetorical and campaign techniques that Helms honed to perfection. Jesse Helms was an influential television commentator in North Carolina when he decided to leave the Democratic Party, winning a U.S....
  • They celebrate Jesse Helm's death

    07/05/2008 2:45:19 AM PDT · by BamaAndy · 14 replies · 96+ views
    The tolerant left speaks their mind
  • Liberal Blogger: “Awesome” That Jesse Helms is Dead; Hopes Limbaugh is Next

    07/04/2008 4:56:24 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 19 replies · 83+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 4, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Ah yes, the compassionate agents of Hope and Change. "The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. And today is my favorite Fourth of July ever, because the United States got an AWESOME [emphasis in original] birthday present: Jesse Helms finally died." More . . .
  • Jesse Helms died today

    07/04/2008 10:46:55 AM PDT · by Dilbert San Diego · 14 replies · 210+ views
    Jesse Helms died today at age 86. In his day, he gave the liberals fits of rage. And he gave back as good as he got.
  • U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died

    07/04/2008 7:30:57 AM PDT · by jern · 250 replies · 1,601+ views
    jesse helms has passed away
  • NBC's Mitchell Smells 'Jesse Helms' GOP In Reverend Wright Ad

    04/24/2008 8:22:26 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 25 replies · 76+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 24, 2008 | Tim Graham
    On Election Night 1990, after the news broke that Sen. Jesse Helms had beaten black Democrat Harvey Gantt, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell mourned "This has really been a heart-breaking race," and compared Helms to racist David Duke. On Thursday, Mitchell was seeing old Helms commercials as she denounced the North Carolina Republican Party ads featuring Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s "God damn America" comments. "This has such deep roots in the North Carolina Republican Party, the Jesse Helms Republican Party," she complained on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. During her 1 pm newscast on Wednesday, Mitchell interviewed McCain adviser Jack Kemp, and asked him what...
  • New biography of Jesse Helms

    02/12/2008 8:59:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies · 73+ views
    February 12, 2008 | me
    William A. Link has written a biography of Jesse Helms "Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism", published by St. Martin's Press. The book is favorably reviewed in by Quin Hillyer in the Feb 12, 2008 Wall Street Journal.
  • Ron Paul: Israel bought Jesse Helms

    11/09/2007 11:48:01 AM PST · by LSUfan · 109 replies · 2,571+ views
    The Ron Paul Political Report | Volume 1 Number 1 | Ron Paul
    Ron Paul Political Report Volume I Number 1 Page 3 In Congress today, unquestlonlng support for Israel is true bipartisan foreign policy. Conservative Senator Jesse Helms (R-Nc) was once a critic of aid to Israel. In 1983, the Israell lobby set out to forge an alliance between the evangelical right and Jews and knew Helms would be the best place to start. As a result, in 1984 Israeli PACs and associated wealthy buslnessmen helped bankroll Helms' reelection. campaign. Once Helms was back in office, he was flown to Israel. At the Wailing wall, Helms described the revelatlon that God wanted...
  • Emerging Threats to United States National Security

    08/18/2007 9:29:37 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 12 replies · 613+ views
    MND ^ | January 2002 | Jesse Helms
    America is the only nation in history founded on an idea: the proposition that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. No other nation can make such a claim. This is what makes us unique. It is why, for more than two centuries, America has been a beacon of liberty for all who aspire to live in freedom. It is also why America was so brutally attacked on September 11. The terrorists who struck the Pentagon and the World Trade Towers despise what America stands...
  • Edwards' Wife Likens Husband to Helms

    06/05/2007 12:47:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 1,249+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/5/7 | RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press Writer
    Savannah, Ga. (AP) -- The wife of Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards on Tuesday compared him to another North Carolina politician known for his blunt candor — conservative icon Jesse Helms. Elizabeth Edwards, speaking to reporters before a giving speech in Savannah, Gal., invoked the name of Republican Helms when asked if her husband could appeal to conservative Southern voters. "I remember one-time somebody saying, 'That John Edwards reminds me of Jesse Helms,'" she said. "They didn't agree on a single policy, I don't think. But here's what they agreed on — that people should know where they stood." Elizabeth...
  • Helms' Wife Says He Has Dementia, In Convalescent Center

    04/02/2006 3:16:45 PM PDT · by Howlin · 114 replies · 2,977+ views
    WRAL ^ | April 2, 2006
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, in increasingly poor health before and since he left office three years ago, has vascular dementia and has moved into a convalescent center near his home, The News & Observer reported Sunday. "He has his good days and his bad days," his wife, Dot Helms, told the newspaper. "He still sees friends. Company is good for him. He is still signing books. But he is not able to conduct any business or make any speeches." The 84-year-old Republican has been slowed by a variety of illnesses, including a bone disorder, prostate cancer...
  • Bono Dines With Jesse Helms

    12/13/2005 2:28:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies · 906+ views
    AP ^ | December 13, 2005 | PAUL NOWELL
    Bono and Jesse Helms? Not only are they friends, but the Irish rocker and archconservative former North Carolina senator also share a common cause: fighting AIDS in Africa.
  • The Great Mr. Helms

    09/15/2005 8:47:23 AM PDT · by Mary_Anne_Mitchell · 7 replies · 376+ views
    The Great Mr. Helms by Christian Josi “Christian, you have a phone call,” said the young receptionist as I entered my office at the American Conservative Union that early September morning. “It’s, uhm, Senator Helms.” It was 2001, just a few weeks after I met the Senator for the first time. I had admired him from afar for many years and that first meeting impacted me in ways that very few of my life experiences have. At that very time, control of the US Senate was in the balance and the Washington media had mounted nothing less than a death...
  • Retired Sen. Jesse Helms Publishes Memoir

    08/31/2005 3:20:28 PM PDT · by Constitution Restoration Act · 12 replies · 289+ views
    Yahoo! Inc. ^ | Mon Aug 29, 5:31 PM ET | GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press Writer
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Jesse Helms, writing with the same passion that made him the archconservative of the U.S. Senate for 30 years, renews his criticism of abortion in a memoir being published this week, comparing it to both the Holocaust and the Sept. 11 attacks. "I will never be silent about the death of those who cannot speak for themselves," the former senator wrote in "Here's Where I Stand," which is scheduled for release Tuesday. The North Carolina Republican, known as "Senator No" for his consistent efforts to block what he considered liberal initiatives and unqualified foreign policy appointees, makes...
  • Jesse Helms Center now a Townhall.com partner

    08/31/2005 9:50:54 AM PDT · by Famishus · 4 replies · 243+ views
    Jesse Helms Center ^ | 8/31/05 | Famishus
    Just wanted to give a heads up for the North Carolina folks specifically, and fans of the Senator in general.
  • 'Senator No' not meant as compliment

    08/28/2005 11:59:24 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 761+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 August 2005 | Jesse Helms
    The Raleigh News & Observer dubbed me "Senator No." It wasn't meant as a compliment, but I certainly took it as one. There was plenty to stand up and say "No" to during my first of five terms representing the people of North Carolina in the U.S. Senate. That was why I had sought election in 1972 -- to try to derail the freight train of liberalism that was gaining speed toward its destination of "government-run" everything, paid for with big tax bills and record debt. My goal, when my wife, Dot, and I decided I would run, was to...
  • Fred Barnes: Still at the Helm (NC's beloved former senator continues to fight the good fight)

    08/27/2005 1:02:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 651+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5 / September 12, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    Raleigh, N.C. JESSE HELMS doesn't miss Washington. After 30 years in the Senate, he retired in 2002. "I was just so glad to get home," he says. Helms and his wife Dot live in the brick house that used to belong to her father. It's minutes from the state capitol and close to his small office. It's been their Raleigh home for more than a half-century. Their daughter Jane and her family live next door. Helms drops by his office most days, watches C-SPAN occasionally, but keeps his political activity to a minimum. Looking back at his years in Washington,...
  • Our Jesse

    08/12/2005 4:18:50 PM PDT · by jla · 38 replies · 702+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/11/2005 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
        Our Jesse By Published 8/11/2005 12:07:53 AM WASHINGTON -- I have been reading an advance copy of memoirs written by Jesse Helms, the retired North Carolina senator who braved the liberals' indignation to create the politics that now prevails on Capitol Hill and in the White House, namely, modern American conservatism. Helms did not do this alone, and arguably he was only a member of the first-string team whose quarterback was Ronald Reagan. Yet Helms was very important, particularly on the social values issues that average Americans now deem so compelling. His memoir, Here's Where I Stand (Random...
  • Depicting the life of a founder of modern American conservatism

    08/10/2005 9:41:36 PM PDT · by manny613 · 1 replies · 225+ views
    have been reading an advance copy of memoirs written by Jesse Helms, the retired North Carolina senator who braved the liberals' indignation to create the politics that now prevail on Capitol Hill and in the White House, namely, modern American conservatism. Helms did not do this alone, and arguably, he was only a member of the first-string team whose quarterback was Ronald Reagan. Yet Helms was very important, particularly on the social values issues that average Americans now deem so compelling. His memoir, "Here's Where I Stand," is a very good refresher course on how America moved from the dreary,...
  • Text of Sen. Jesse Helms' Speech to U.N. January 29, 2000 (DESPERATELY NEEDS TO BE REPEATED)

    06/11/2005 11:05:36 PM PDT · by stradivarius · 4 replies · 468+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 29, 2000 | Senator Jesse Helms
    Address by United States Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, before the United Nations Security Council, January 20, 2000 Mr. President, Distinguished Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen: I genuinely appreciate your welcoming me here this morning. You are distinguished world leaders and it is my hope that there can begin, this day, a pattern of understanding and friendship between you who serve your respective countries in the United Nations and, those of us who serve not only in the United States Government but also the millions of Americans whom we represent and serve. Our Ambassador...
  • An Interview with Jesse Helms

    04/13/2005 7:44:54 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 454+ views
    Former Senator Jesse Helms on why he became a conservative, why North Carolina started voting conservative, and his surprising view on the United Nations. NCC: Senator Helms, thank you for granting this interview. The North Carolina Conservative is a newspaper devoted to fostering conservative, Christian values and politics in our state. Given your background in media and politics, The North Carolina Conservative considers you a hero and a role model. Helms: Thank you for your generous profile in the March issue of your publication. It still surprises me when I find something in any North Carolina newspaper that isn’t mad...
  • Jesse Helms Honored In Special Tribute

    04/10/2005 2:49:14 PM PDT · by NCjim · 7 replies · 272+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | April 10, 2005
    Over a decades-long political career, Jesse Helms attracted both friends and foes. On Saturday night, those who admired Helms came out for a special tribute to honor the former Senator and to benefit the recently established Senator Jesse Helms Agricultural Legislative Internship Endowment. The event, organized by N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and the Jesse Helms Center Foundation, brought out about 400 people to the North Raleigh Hilton. “Well, I don’t think there’s really any way to pay the proper tribute to Senator Helms in one evening,” Retired Army General H. Hugh Shelton said. The proceeds from the night...
  • Beware China's ties to the Taliban

    10/14/2001 7:47:24 AM PDT · by ExpandNATO · 12 replies · 364+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2001 | Jesse Helms
    <p>The deadly attacks on the United States in New York and Washington prompted some suggestions that the U.S. must work with Communist China to combat international terrorism. This is a badly misguided proposal that merits a hasty burial. Given the resolve the Bush administration has displayed toward China to date, it is unlikely to fall into this trap.</p>
  • Jesse Helms biggest fear? Bill Clinton running the United Nations

    02/01/2005 10:01:58 AM PST · by tvn · 37 replies · 940+ views
    Star-Sentinel ^ | February 1, 2005 | Paul Nowell
    In the letter, U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, the 83-year-old Republican, who left office in 2003 after five terms, worries that the former president has aspirations to lead the U.N. after Kofi Annan retires next year. ``I'm sure you might agree that putting a left-wing, undisciplined and ethically challenged former President of the United States into a position of such power would be a tragic mistake,'' Helms writes. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter Tuesday. It contains a petition that asks President Bush to ``rebuke all efforts by Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and every other liberal in Congress...
  • Jesse Helms stumps for Patrick Ballantine

    10/29/2004 3:38:14 PM PDT · by Prospero · 10 replies · 520+ views
    Ballantine for Governor ^ | 10/29/2004 | Charles Cote
    Beloved conservative icon and former Senator Jesse Helms will be coming to Kinston, Saturday, to stump for Patrick Ballantine and Richard Burr. Jesse Helms will be at Kings Restaurant in Kinston from 11 until Noon, Saturday, on Highway 70. Here is the Ballantine eastern barnstorm schedule: 7:00 - 7:30 pm Currituck High School Football game Barco, NC Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 8:30 - 9:30 am Wayne County Breakfast Madison's Restaurant 413 New Hope Road Goldsboro, NC 9:15 - 10:00 am Wayne County "Feast in the East" Goldsboro Fairgrounds (off 117) 11:00 - 12:00 pm Lenoir County Rally and Brunch Special...
  • THE LEFT'S CIVILITY SCAM

    10/15/2004 7:51:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 948+ views
    DON FEDER.COM ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2004 | DON FEDER
    THE LEFT’S CIVILITY SCAM By Don Feder Last week, the inimitable Ann Coulter was on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” to discuss her new book, “How To Talk To A Liberal (If You Must)”. Co-host Charles Gibson – a media cheerleader for the Kerry campaign, who once expressed disbelief that anyone could question the Democratic nominee’s “distinguished war record” -- used the interview as an occasion to deliver another unctuous homily on the need for civility in politics. For the left, civility is a one-way street, running toward them – but never in the opposite direction. Gibson, who hosted the second...
  • Former senator (Jesse Helms) says President Reagan helped change the course of the country

    06/05/2004 7:57:59 PM PDT · by ambrose · 2 replies · 117+ views
    AP ^ | 6.5.04
    Former senator says President Reagan helped change the course of the country Saturday, June5, 2004, 10:42 PM Raleigh, North Carolina-AP -- Former Senator Jesse Helms calls the late Ronald Reagan "one of the greatest presidents in the history of our nation." In a statement, Helms says "Ronald Reagan's voice may have been silenced but his vision and principled leadership will forever continue to speak to our future." The former North Carolina Republican senator campaigned with Reagan and served as chairman of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee during his presidency. He says Reagan "helped to change the course of this country...
  • "Securing the Future of Conservatism": The Helms School of Government

    05/27/2004 9:06:11 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 254+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 05-27-04 | Falwell, the Reverend Jerry
    Securing the Future of Conservatism Jerry Falwell Thursday, May 27, 2004 What do you get when you cross Jesse Helms, Jerry Falwell and a plethora of college students who are anxious to impact the culture with our time-honored conservative values? Well, if you ask Sen. Hillary Clinton she’d likely tell you that it is further evidence of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” that is out to destroy her husband’s so-called legacy and steer the nation toward mindless servitude to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. (Maybe I should write the Democrats’ talking points.) But the correct answer is: The new Helms...
  • Black Jesse Helms' battles for GOP votes

    04/13/2004 7:24:21 AM PDT · by paltz · 28 replies · 223+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 4/13/04 | Ralph Hallow
    <p>A North Carolina newspaper meant to chastise Republican Vernon Robinson when it declared: "Jesse Helms is back! This time, he's black."</p> <p>Now that quote has become Mr. Robinson's campaign slogan as he battles seven other 5th District congressional candidates in the July 20 Republican primary.</p>