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Grover Norquist

Dec 11, 2012 — What would you want in a national Pledge For Science? How would you balance out the need to keep politicians from waffling on scientific issues as diverse as evolution, climate change and vaccines while separating out issues of research from issues of policy?
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Nov 27, 2012 — The man behind Republicans' "no new taxes" pledge says Democrats won't propose "real" spending cuts or reforms. It's a fantasy to think they would, Norquist says. So, he says, even those Republicans who are suggesting they might vote for higher tax revenues won't do so.
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Nov 3, 2011 — journalists couldn't help but notice how House Speaker John Boehner appeared Thursday after a reporter asked him about Grover Norquist's influence, to diminish the anti-tax activist's impact on congressional Republicans. The speaker downright seemed turned one of Washington's most influential issue advocates into a member of the 99 percent.
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Oct 4, 2011 — It's rare to see a Washington Republican go after Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, who enforces ideological conformity with his anti-tax pledge. But that happened Tuesday when Rep. Frank Wolf, a Virginia Republican, said his conscience led him to warn his colleagues that Norquist shouldn't be dictating the nation's fiscal policy because of Norquist's background.
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Jul 21, 2011 — Grover Norquist, Washington's most feared anti-tax advocate, backtracked from remarks he made to the Washington Post editorial board in which he suggested that a lawmaker who voted to allow the Bush-era tax cuts to expire wouldn't be guilty of violating the anti-tax pledge he has gotten so many to sign.
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Mar 5, 2008 — When Sen. John McCain won the Virginia Republican presidential primary on Feb. 12, some conservatives thought he was sending a subliminal message. It wasn't his victory speech. It was >
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