Archive for July, 2005
July 1, 2005
- “The American people must be part of this great debate over our future,” president Ralph Neas said.
July 2, 2005
- “The president has an obligation to our troops, their families and to the American people to tell the truth about the costs and sacrifices necessary to win the war in Iraq,” she said. “There’s no better time than now, as we celebrate our country’s independence and all that is great about this nation, for the president to give us the facts and lay out a plan.”
July 5, 2005
- Repeating a tradition begun two years ago, the Cuban government on Monday held its own July 4 event, a concert paying homage to the American people. Havana emphasizes that it respects the American people even while it disdains their government’s policies.
July 6, 2005
- “So that both Iraqi and American people and the other countries of the world understand that we are not here for an unlimited period of time.”
July 9, 2005
- Upon arriving in Washington, Bush went directly to the British Embassy to sign a condolence book on behalf of the American people.
July 13, 2005
- “But the American people can rest assured that I understand the seriousness of this responsibility and I will name someone who will bring dignity to the court, someone who will be able to do the job and someone who will sit on that bench and interpret the Constitution and not use the bench from which to legislate.”
July 14, 2005
- “If a nominee’s ideology, judicial philosophy, constitutional views are central considerations in a president’s decision to nominate, as they inevitably are, and if such questioning is going on in private, I dare say that the American people have an absolute right to have those questions answered publicly,” Schumer said.
July 15, 2005
- “What they’ve done is cut defense $7 billion over what the budget said so they can put money into the Labor-HHS bill and other areas and then they take $7 billion from the cushion supposedly to pay for the war and fund the Defense Department’s routine needs,” said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. “They’re not being honest with the American people.”
- “The American people deserve a Congress that looks out for their pocketbook issues, not their own pocketbooks,” said Bill Burton, spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
July 17, 2005
- “If it’s enough to create the concern in the American people that congresspeople again again are looking like boneheads, then why waste time on that one?” Simpson asked. “Just disclose it.”
July 18, 2005
- “There’s no evidence that (Rove has) done anything criminally wrong,” Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., said on CBS. He said the American people are taking the controversy “for what it is politics.” Copyright © 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.
July 20, 2005
- Sen. Charles Schumer , D-N.Y., a member of the Judiciary Committee that will hold a confirmation hearing, said, “It is vital that Judge Roberts answer a wide range of questions openly, honestly, and fully in the coming months. His views will affect a generation of Americans and it is his obligation during the nomination process to let the American people know those views.” He added, “The burden is on a nominee to the Supreme Court to prove that he is worthy, not on the Senate to prove he is unworthy.
July 21, 2005
- “Ever since Justice [Sandra Day] O’Connor announced her retirement [July 1], I have called on the president to choose a nominee who can unite the country, not divide it,” Reid said. “It remains to be seen whether John Roberts fits that description. I hope that he does, and I look forward to giving him the opportunity to make his case to the American people.”
July 22, 2005
- “The Patriot Act is a key part of our efforts to combat terrorism and protect the American people, and the Congress needs to send me a bill soon that renews the act without weakening our ability to fight terror,” Bush said in a statement released by the White House.
- “The Patriot Act is a key part of our effort to combat terrorism and protect the American people, and the Congress needs to send me a bill soon that renews the act without weakening our ability to fight terror,” said Bush.
- “The American people should know whether John Roberts will protect their constitutional rights if confirmed as a justice to the court,” Kerry said in a statement.
July 23, 2005
- “We deserve people who work in the White House who arecommitted to protecting classified information, telling thetruth to the American people, and living by example to the ideathat a country at war with Islamic extremists cannot focus itsefforts on attacking other American citizens who simply triedto tell the truth,” Johnson said.
- “The American people should know whether John Roberts will protect their constitutional rights if confirmed as a justice to the court, Kerry said in a statement. These documents should be released to the Congress in their entirety.
- President Bush, who is at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, spoke with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday morning to offer his personal condolences and the support of the American people.
- “There’s a lot of freight placed on symbolic gestures,” Obama says. “I don’t think that plays well with the American people. … Despite the fact that I come from what would be considered the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, I don’t always agree with the strategy and tactics of some of my friends on the left.”
July 24, 2005
- “And of course there is no lawyer-client privilege,” he said. “Those working in the solicitor general’s office are not working for the president. They’re working for you and me and all the American people.”
July 28, 2005
- “The Senate has a duty to the American people of today and tomorrow to get it right. I hope the White House will help and not hinder the Senate in getting it right,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat.