- -01-27-06 Rove's Presentation to the RNC (FreeRepublic.com)
"Think how much has been achieved by our Republican Party in the last 40 years. It has gone from a minority party with little influence to one that is broad and inclusive, self-assured and optimistic, forward-leaning and dominant." 01-06
- -02-26-06 South Dakota About to Pass Anti-Abortion Law (MSNBC News)
"A direct attack on Roe v. Wade is coming from the South Dakota legislature. The new bill, which outlaws abortion, makes no exceptions, not for a pregnancy caused by incest or rape. It would only be legal—the only exception if it would save the pregnant woman's life."
"Doctors who perform abortions could face up to five years in prison." 02-06
- -05-10-06 Polls: Conservatives Fleeing Bush (MSNBC News)
"Disaffection over spending and immigration have caused conservatives to take flight from President Bush and the Republican Congress at a rapid pace in recent weeks, sending Bush's approval ratings to record lows and presenting a new threat to the GOP's 12-year reign on Capitol Hill, according to White House officials, lawmakers and new polling data." 05-06
- -05-24-06 Editorial: Bush's Immigration Proposal Divides Conservatives (Bloomberg.com)
"Why the divergence and vehemence of opinion? The answer, analysts say, is the issue has become a test for a conservative movement unsure of its identity at a time when its leaders have presided over an era of exploding deficits and expanding government."
"Jeff Bell, an anti-abortion activist and former adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, said the divide in the conservative movement reflects 'two different impulses at work: one that sees America as fundamentally a nation of immigrants, and one that fears outside forces are eroding our values.' " 05-06
- -07-05-06 U.S. Foreign Policy Landscape Is Bleak (MSNBC News)
"From deteriorating security in Afghanistan and Somalia to mayhem in the Middle East, confrontation with Iran and eroding relations with Russia, the White House suddenly sees crisis in every direction."
" 'North Korea is firing missiles. Iran is going nuclear. Somalia is controlled by radical Islamists. Iraq isn't getting better, and Afghanistan is getting worse,' said William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard and a leading conservative commentator. 'I give the president a lot of credit for hanging tough on Iraq. But I am worried that it has made them too passive in confronting the other threats.' " 07-06