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  • FLYING THEIR POLITICAL COLORS

    11/16/2002 11:34:24 AM PST · by forest · 47 replies · 1,902+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #296 ^ | 11-17-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Last Thursday, House Democrats elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House Minority Leader. Pelosi won the minority leader position on a 177-29 vote. That is, only 29 House Democrats voted against her. Clearly, 177 agree with her positions. This is a very important point. Because, now we can define, specifically, what the House Democrats are and what they stand for. Money is the life-blood of politics. Like Hillary in the Senate, Pelosi capitalized on that. In so doing, Pelosi bought her position within the Democratic Party. According to Opensecrets.org(1), Pelosi set up her own PAC and quickly became a major...
  • PRIVACY CONCERNS RECOGNIZED

    04/27/2002 10:19:30 AM PDT · by forest · 4 replies · 612+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #270 ^ | 4-28-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Last week, Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA) was joined in a press conference by an interesting coalition of national organizations and legislators in support of a new bill. In attendance were both the National Rifle Association and American Civil Liberties Union. The ultra liberals Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Melvin Watt (D-NC) were there, as were folks from the Eagle Forum. Lucky for us, so was Dave Boyer, reporting for The Washington Times.(1) The event was called by Rep. Barr to introduce the Federal Agency Protection of Privacy Act, a bill Barr says was drafted to "improve the regulatory process...
  • Statement by the President

    03/20/2002 4:56:41 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 171 replies · 227+ views
    www.whitehouse.gov/ ^ | March 20, 2002 | GEARGE BUSH
    Statement by the President Like many Republicans and Democrats in the Congress, I support common-sense reforms to end abuses in our campaign finance system.  The reforms passed today, while flawed in some areas, still improve the current system overall, and I will sign them into law. The legislation makes some important progress on the timeliness of disclosure, individual contribution limits, and banning soft money from corporations and labor unions, but it does present some legitimate constitutional questions.  I continue to believe the best reform is full and timely disclosure of campaign contributions. ###