1999. "Well, here we are again." With Chinese premier Zhu Rongji
visiting Washington and China's membership in the World Trade Organization
at issue, Bauer held a press conference to again argue that human rights
and America's national security should be moved to the top of the agenda.
Wei Jingsheng joined Bauer by satellite hook-up from Geneva. Bauer said
the administration's policy toward China is "becoming almost scandalous."
He described it as "totally driven by economics." "That is not a foreign
policy, that is a trade policy," he said. In response to a
reporter's question challenging his participation in the event, Wei,
speaking through an interpreter, described Bauer as an "old friend" who
has "a lot of foresight." |
1999. Bauer held a press conference on "China and the Republican Party:
The Need to Relink National Security and Human Rights to Trade with China."
He said if he were president he would "rewrite the agenda" with China,
putting national security and human rights at the top of the list rather
than trade deals. Specifically, Bauer said America should deny most favored
nation trading status for China and reject China's entry into the World
Trade Organization. Talking to reporters after the press conference, Bauer
said that a day earlier his exploratory committee had received $75,000
in contributions and that he expected a formal announcement would occur
in the second or third week of April.
||Feb. 3, 1999.
Bauer hands over reins of his political action committee, the Campaign
for Working Families, to radio talk show host Michael Reagan, son of former
||Jan. 31, 1999.
After announcing on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he is establishing a presidential
exploratory committee, Bauer answers questions from the scrum of reporters
waiting outside the studios. Stating that it looked like there would be
a Bush Republican and a Dole Republican running for president, Bauer declared
himself the Reagan Republican in the race.
||July 19, 1998.
Bauer and Human Rights Campaign executive director Elizabeth Birch wait
to talk with reporters after an appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation."
Bauer's Family Research Council and a coalition of other groups had earlier
in the week run full page newspaper ads stating that "hope for change is
possible for those still struggling with homosexuality." The ads had a
large photo from a recent gathering of Exodus, an ex-gay ministry, and
provided a phone number for readers to contact ex-gay ministries in their
area. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and other groups responded with
ads of their own. One showed a family; the caption read, "We're living
proof that families with lesbian and gay kids can be whole, happy and worthy
of all that this great country promises."
||June 12, 1998--Cedar
Rapids. At the Iowa GOP's First in the Nation Gala, Bauer talks with possible
supporters in his hospitality suite. "If I get in it it would be to get
in it to win and because I think I've got a better message that resonates
than the other guys do. The money is a big factor and the early signs on
that are good. The second, the most important thing of course, is whether
my family is supportive and we're doing a lot of talking and praying about
that. And I think as each day goes by they're becoming more comfortable
with it. And between now and November, I'm going to do everything I can
to help the Republicans to retain control of the Congress. But then I'll
make an announcement in November or December."
||Jan. 20, 1998.
Bauer speaks to reporters after a Human Events-sponsored press conference
in opposition to President Clinton's nomination of Dr. David Satcher as
||Jan. 9, 1998.
Bauer, at a Campaign for Working Families press conference, shows the revised
ads CWF ran in support of Tom Bordonaro in the Jan. 13 special election
in California's 22nd congressional district. The ads described the partial
birth abortion procedure and contrasted positions of Bordonaro and Brooks
Firestone on the issue. Stations in the district refused to run the original
CWF ads claining the language was overly graphic and strident.
||Oct. 29, 1997.
Joining a diverse group in Lafayette Park, Bauer speaks out against the
red carpet treatment President Clinton accorded Chinese president Jiang
||Aug.20, 1997. Bauer at a
Family Research Council press conference on needle exchange programs. FRC
released the results of a telephone survey of 1,000 registered voters.
60 percent of those contacted said they would advise Congress to "stop
free needle programs and focus on abstinence and drug rehabilitation instead."
||Family Research Council
headquarters in downtown Washington.