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Dr. Jerry Falwell,   Joseph F. Farah   Michael P. Farris   Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr   William A. Fields   Father Charles Fiore   Robert Fischer     Peter T. Flaherty   Donald Lambert Folkers   Richard A. Ford   Clarke D. Forsythe   Peter C. Foy   Ann Frazier   Tracy Freeny   Foster S. Friess   Corinne S. Fuller  

Dr. Jerry Falwell- (d. May 15, 2007) CNP Board of Governors 1982,1998, member 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998; President and co-founder of  the Moral Majority in 1979 and its successor, the Liberty Federation;  Founder and Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church of Lynchburg, VA, president of the "Old Time Gospel Hour", Chancellor of Liberty Baptist College; chancellor of the Liberty University School of LifeLong Learning, a correspondence school; President, Jerry Falwell Minisistries 1; founded the Elim Home for Alcoholics and Liberty Godparent Home for Unwed Mothers; Member of Ed McAteer 's Religious Roundtable Council of 56 2  See: Religious Roundtable ; Signed Evangelicals and Catholics Together II

Member of National Religious Broadcasters Board of Directors, current or past> See: The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Mel Gibson's The Passion Recut and also see: The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Michael Rood

March 20, 1987, Falwell announced charismatic PTL conglomerate had been turned over to him by Jim Bakker, Falwell personally chose new board members including new evangelicals such as [CNP's] Ben Armstrong of the National Association of Religious Broadcasters, Southern Baptists such as [CNP] Sam Moore of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Dr. Baily Smith and Richard Lee Common, and charismatics Richard Dortch, Rex Humbard, and [CNP's] James Watt. 3  

The Moral Majority story is that  Robert Billings of the National Christian Action Committee invited Falwell to a meeting with Howard Phillipss, Richard Viguerie, Paul Weyrich and Ed McAteer who had by then set up the Religious Roundtable. They wanted Falwell to spearhead a visible Christian organization that could apply pressure to the GOP. 4 

2/21/86 Christianity Today, Falwell stated that Catholics made up the largest constituency (30%) in Moral Majority. At that time Moral Majority had 500,000 active contributors and a mailing list of six million people. Falwell was also one of the speakers at the 4/80 "Washington for Jesus" rally. Fellow speakers were Catholic priests John Bertolucci, John Randall, and Michael Scanlon. 5.  

The 7/24/88 Washington Post Magazine carried a long story on Dr. Falwell and stated the following:

"He has changed his mind about attending parties where booze is served, about sharing the stage with Catholics or Jews or people who speak in tongues. He now says God answers the prayers of all people, no matter their faith. For this, hardened fundamentalists have attacked him. He has even changed his mind about who can go the Heaven -- with not only fundamentalists but Catholics and other Christians of all faiths now having a chance" 6 

In 6/85, one of Moon's organizations held several rallies, one of which was in Washington, D.C. Falwell joined a group of religious leaders at a Washington news conference dubbed as a "welcome home" party for Moon, who had just been released from prison after serving 13 months for evading federal income taxes. At this conference, Falwell suggested that President Ronald Reagan issue a pardon to clear Moon's name. 7 

In December of 1995 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Falwell spoke at a conference sponsored by Moon's Inter Religious Federation for World Peace and Washington Times Foundation, and titled, "Christian Ecumenism in the Americas: Toward One Christian Family Under God." In his speech, Falwell said, "It is my observation and personal conviction that conferences and seminars like this one can be very beneficial for building bridges of communication." ("Bridges of communication"? What does that mean! Christ didn't say, "Go into all the world and build bridges of communion." He commands us to "preach the gospel"! Any lesser "communication" is compromise and a denial of our Lord.) 8  

According to Cornerstone magazine, "In 1994, Jerry Falwell quietly accepted a $3.5 million donation from a Unification Church front group, the Women's Federation for World Peace, to help bail out Falwell's then-insolvent Liberty University." The magazine also reported that Robert Parry, a journalist for I.F. Magazine and the Los Angeles Times, revealed that Moon had funneled the donation through the Christian Heritage Foundation (CHF), a non-profit group that had bought the school's debt, which at the time amounted to $73 million. The reporter had used an IRS tax form to track the donation's source. Rumors about the Unification Church-Liberty University relationship had circulated for months. 9 

Promise Keepers national spokesman Mark DeMoss is chief of staff to Jerry Falwell. DeMoss was the administrator of the "Christian Embassy" in Jerusalem. Footnotes 1-9

Joseph F. Farah - CNP 1996, 1998; Author, veteran newsman, and media consultant; owner, Farah & Associates, an editorial consulting company, clients have included Rush Limbaugh, the Herald Tribune, Jacobs Engineering, Inc., New World Entertainment, the Institute for Contemporary Studies, and NBC; co-author, This Land Is Our Land, with U.S. Representative Richard Pombo (R-CA); former editor, Sacramento Union, which was owned by Richard M. Scaife; founder and editor, WorldNetDaily 10 , a full-service Internet newspaper, Dispatches, a bi-weekly national investigative newsletter, and Inside California, a monthly publication covering state politics. 

Farah is Executive director and co-founder of  Western Journalism Center, (WJC) a non-profit, tax-exempt foundation promoting journalism education and investigative reporting. Western Journalism Center was the founder of Farah's internet newspaper, World Net Daily which is now completely and separately incorporated. 11 

The Western Journalism Center, which the Clinton administration identified as an enemy, filed a $40 million lawsuit in 1998, against the Internal Revenue Service for what it called a retaliatory audit. The suit accused a former IRS commissioner and an IRS agent of conducting an "unlawful, politically inspired audit" in 1996. It claimed the IRS employees punished the center and other "perceived adversaries of the Clinton administration" by violating their constitutional rights to free speech and to be protected from unreasonable searches.

The Carthage Foundation, controlled by Richard Scaife, is one of the largest funders of the WJC. Farah's board is comprised of  high-profile advisers to help with fund-raising, including such conservative luminaries as Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute, Marvin Olasky, a professor of journalism at the University of Texas, and Arianna Huffington. Both Olasky and Huffington are senior fellows at Newt Gingrich's Progress & Freedom Foundation.48  Scaife also funds the Pacific Research Institute and GOPAC49 " 12  Footnotes 10-12

Michael P. Farris - CNP Member1996, 1998; Baptist minister; attorney, specializing in constitutional law; president, Virginia chapter, National Federation of Republican Assemblies; chairman and founder, Home School Legal Defense Association; chairman, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) in USA and steering committee for CS International; international vice president, former general counsel, Concerned Women for America; member of the steering committee of Jay Grimstead's Coalition on Revival (COR); 1993 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia; delegate to Virginia and National Republican Conventions; appointed to National Republican Education Task Force; appointed to Republican governor George Mien's Blue Ribbon Strike Force;  author, Where Do I Draw the Line; Constitutional Law for Christian Students, Home Schooling and the Law, The Homeschooling Father; frequent speaker on college campuses. President, Patrick Henry College; Director, National Christian Forensics and Communications Association 13 

Formerly known as Christian Response International (CRI), Christian Solidarity U.S.A. (CSI) is devoted to the pursuit of religious freedom and the support of Christian individuals and religious organizations in countries which it has identified as lacking freedom of religion. Founded in l983 as CRI, the organization changed its name in l987 or early l988. ... The organization is the U.S. affiliate of Christian Solidarity International, based in Zurich and established there in l977.(1) 14 

Other members of CSI include CNP's David Breese, president of Christian Destiny and a member of the National Advisory Board of the right-wing evangelical lobby, Christian Voice. D. James Kennedy (CNP) is on the Religious Roundtable and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Coalition for Religious Freedom.(1) Chris Smith is congressional advisor to Christian Voice.(1) Joon Gon Kim is the director of Southeast Asia programs for Campus Crusade for Christ.(1). 15  

Coalition for Religious Freedom 16 : Started by Rep. George Hansen in 1984. CFR Executive committee members have included Tim LaHaye, Jerry Falwell, James Robison; Rex Humbard, D. James Kennedy, and Jimmy Swaggart.  "...According to CRF president Dan Sills, [CRF] has received at least $500,000 from Moon sources. A prominent CRF  spokesperson and executive committee member is Joseph Paige...Paige received $60,000 from the Unification Church for his school, which in turn gave Moon a much publicized honorary doctorate. Paige is also active in CAUSA." [1986] "the Moon organization opened an international front in its 'religious freedom" campaign. According to Moon's New York City Tribune , the World Council on Religious Liberty (WCRL) was founded in December 1986...The Chairman of WCRL is Joseph Paige, and its " Chairman of the North American Caucus is Don Sills. They have recruited Dr. Robert G. Muller, assistant Secretary general of the United Nations as chairman of the Council's International Advisory Committee. The Council's headquarters are in Raleigh, North Carolina, which is also home to Paige's Shaw Divinity School." 17.  Footnotes 13-17

For Dr. Robert G. Muller See: World Vision: Global Education; Letter

Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr.- CNP Board of Governors 1982, 1996, 1998, CNP Executive Committee1988, 1994, 1998, 1999;  President, The Heritage Foundation, Trustee since 1973; Publisher of Heritage's Policy Review 18. The Journal of American Citizenship; received Presidential Citizens Medal for being "a leader of the conservative movement" from President Reagan in 1989; political economist; lecturer; author; Former chairman, Institute for European Defense and Strategic Studies, London; 1996 -1998 President, 1998-2000 treasurer and trustee, Mont Pelerin Society; former chairman of the board, Intercollegiate Studies Institute; director, Sequoia National Bank; trustee, Regent University, St. James School, the Acton Institute, and the International Republican Institute; President, 1982-1983 and trustee 1966-69,1980-82, 1985-87,1990-92, the Philadelphia Society.; weekly syndicated column has won several Freedom's Foundation Awards and appears in more than 500 newspapers; former chairman, Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for the U.S. Information Agency; appointed in 1987 consultant for domestic policy to President Reagan; member, President's Commission on White House Fellows (1981 ­ 1983); former executive director, Republican Study Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives; listed in "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in the World"; has received honorary degrees in the U.S. and abroad. 19 Received the Thomas Jefferson Award for Servant Leadership from The Council for National Policy; Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS) Distinguished Fellow & Counsellor 20.  

The Mont Pelerin Society 21 , was formed at Mont Pelerin in Switzerland in 1947, at a meeting of some of the leading families of the ancient European oligarchy, chaired by the economist, Friedrich von Hayek. Mont Pelerin's main thinktank is the London-based Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA). From there it expanded worldwide creating thinktanks.

" London Friedrich Hayek was creating an organization that would later re-form as the Mont Pelerin Society. The early group was formed in 1939 and was known as the Society for the Renovation of Liberalism. Members of the organization included Frank Knight and Henry Simons of the University of Chicago, the slavishly pro-British American Fabian Socialist Walter Lippman, the philosopher Sir Karl Popper, Sir John Clapham of the Bank of England, and of course, Ludwig von Mises.

All of these early members of Hayek's group then met at Mont Pelerin, Switzerland to form the influential, highly-secretive, and elitist Mont Pelerin Society in 1947...From the beginning the Mont Pelerin Society worked hand-in-hand with the Pan European Union..." 43b  See: Footnotes

Dr. Feulner has studied at the University of Edinburgh (Ph.D.-Founding President, American Friends of the University), the London School of Economics (Richard M. Weaver Fellow), the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA-Recipient Joseph Wharton Award), Georgetown University, and Regis University (B.S.-Distinguished Alumnus Award). He has received honorary degrees from Nichols College, Grove City College, Bellevue College, Gonzaga University, Universidad Francisco Marroquin (Guatemala), and Hanyang University (Korea). 22 

London School of Economics > See: The Clapham Sect & The Socialists 

Feulner was a RICHARD WEAVER FELLOW who did his postgraduate at the Fabian London School of Economics. Weaver was born in 1907, graduated from Harvard, and was an instructor at the NEW SCHOOL OF SOCIAL  which maintains a mural of Lenin, Stalin, marching Soviet soldiers. Weaver, like Ronald Reagan, was a member of the Fabian Socialist Americans for Democratic Action, as well as a director of the NAACP. Therefore, it should be no surprise he belonged to the subversive, Communist National Negro Congress. Richard Weaver was personally appointed by Brotherhood of Death initiate Averell Harriman to a high post in New York City. 23. 

For Fabian Society See: The Clapham Sect & The Socialists ; The Cecil Rhodes Connection; The Clapham Sect, The Ghost Society & The Word of God; World Vision: Institute for Global Engagement & Eastern College

Feulner is a fellow at Hoover Institute. Seymour Martin Lipset, senior fellow at Hoover... received the Gunnar Murdal Prize, is national chairman of the B'nai B' Hiller and United Jewish Appeal, and works with CFR, Bilderberger Daniel Moynihan who states, "Over half of the senior fellows here are not right-wingers, not even conservatives; they are left-wing Democrats and socialists." Feulner is also a Rhodes Scholar. 24.  

Feulner was the Vice Chairman of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform 25.("Kemp Commission," 1995-1996); served as Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (1982-91), as a Consultant for Domestic Policy to President Reagan, a consultant to White House Counselor Edwin Meese and as an advisor to other government departments and agencies; member of the President's Commission on White House Fellows (1981-83), of the Secretary of State's UNESCO Review Observation Panel (1985-89), and of the Carlucci Commission on Foreign Aid (1983). Dr. Feulner served as the Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Confidential Assistant to Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird, Administrative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Philip M. Crane (R-Illinois), and as a Public Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 26  

In the summer of 1982, he served as a United States Representative to the United Nations Second Special Session on Disarmament where he delivered the final United States address to the General Assembly. During the transition from the Carter Administration to the Reagan Administration, Feulner served in several senior roles including the Executive Committee of the Presidential Transition. He remains involved in various aspects of foreign policy, particularly public diplomacy and international communications issues and international economic policy. He served on the United States delegations to several meetings of the IMF/World Bank group. 27.  

The Heritage Foundation received $2.2 million from the Federation of Korean Industries in the early 1980s. Initially it was believed this donation came from the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) (which would make the Heritage Foundation a foreign agent of Korea), but the Federation later stated that the donation came at the encouragement of the KCIA.. 28 

 Feulner was recruited in 1977 by Richard Scaife, heir of the Mellon fortune, to become Heritage president, a position he holds today. In 1975, Feulner was introduced to KCIA station chief Kim Yung Hwan by Neil Salonen and Dan Feffernan of the Freedom Leadership foundation.' Salonen was head of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church in the United States. The Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF), a political arm of Moon's Unification network was linked to the World Anti-Communist League (WACL). The FLF was described as 'an organization to be used to achieve KCIA objectives,' by the Congressional report, which was based on a KCIA document that discussed FLF." (8)' 29 

Richard Allen (CNP) and Ed Fuelner together founded Heritage's Asian Studies Center in 1983 and Mr. Allen has served as its chairman ever since. Asian Studies Center, 30. which The Nation magazine of 1/23/89 states "has quartered apologists for [South Korean Prime Minister] Chun's regime." The Wall Street Journal of August 1995 does not mention Sun Myung Moon, but references the Korea Foundation, one of Heritage's largest donors and an affiliate of the South Korean government. The WSJ article states that Heritage Foundation promotes and actually writes pro-Korean legislation.

Heritage Foundation has had a close connection with the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church through its former Director of Administration, Michael Warder. Warder was a director of the Unification Church in the United States in 1977. Warder was also secretary of the International Cultural Foundation, an umbrella organization coordinating a variety of Moon's projects.(61) 31  The Heritage offices in Washington, D.C. housed and employed a number of Unification Church operatives such as  Michael Warder.  "Christian Voice" is also one Moon-connected group that has operated out of the Heritage building. A 'former' Moon operative, Gary Jarmin [CNP], attacked critics of Moon and gave an interview to a Moon-controlled newspaper after he joined the Christian Voice (CV) staff. CV's chair, Robert Grant [CNP], has been a leader of Moon's Unification network front groups such as the American Freedom Coalition, which fundraised for Oliver North.

Feulner claims that the Heritage foundation has received funding from 87 top corporations. Included among them are Richard Mellon Scaife (Gulf Oil), the Coors family, Justin Dart (Dart Industries) the Bechtel Corp, Dow Chemical, the Readers Digest Association, Chase Manhattan Bank, Mobil Oil, Smith Kline Corporation, and G.D. Searle. Two intimate friends of Ronald Reagan--William Casey and Henry Salvatori--also made significant contributions.(2,44) Between 1973 and 1985, Richard Mellon Scaife , through the Sarah Scaife Foundation, donated over $4 million to the foundation and over a million dollars in both 1985 and 1986.(9,38) Other major corporate funders in 1985 and 1986 included the Olin Foundation ($400,000 per year); the Samuel Roberts Nobel Foundation ($350,000 in 1985 and $500,000 in 1986); the Adolph Coors Foundation, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the J.M. Foundation, the Starr Foundation, and the Winston-Salem Foundation ($100,000 in 1985), with all but Coors repeating in 1986. Smaller contributions are received regularly from several oil companies, General Motors, Ford Motors, Proctor and Gambel, and other enterprises.(38,39) 32.  Footnotes 18-32

William A. Fields - CNP 1996, 1998; chairman, board of governors, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Ohio State Bar Association; member, Board of Character and Fitness, Supreme Court of Ohio; fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC); member, Bank Counsel Group of the Ohio Bankers Association; member, editorial board of the Probate Law Journal of Ohio, director, Bank One, Marietta, NA; secretary, Marietta Memorial Hospital Board; vice chairman, Board of Trustees, Washington State Community College; recognized bass­baritone soloist and speaker; "Outstanding Citizen of Marietta," Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce; listed in "Who's Who in America" since 1972.

Father Charles Fiore- CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984, 1988. Catholic priest in Dominican Order. Member of the Ed McAteer 's Religious Roundtable Council of 56 33.See: Religious Roundtable . , President  and founder of Information for the Dominican Educational Association (I.D.E.A.) of Madison, Wisconsin, and a member of the Board of Advisors of Catholics United for Life (CUL). 34., author and editor. 

Consultant for "The Defender" 35. a " non-profit, non-sectarian, non-partisan organization of persons who are using their resources to educate Roman Catholics in the orthodox practice of their faith." Member, Priests for Life 36 ; Catholic Home School Network; member Separation of School & State Alliance 37. , signer of  Proclamation for the Separation of School and State 38. ; columnist for the Catholic, The Remnant 39  member of the Round Table of Home School leaders and is also a member of the Home School Network;  Founder and chairman of the National Pro-Life PAC. Footnotes 33-39

Robert Fischer - CNP 1996, 1998;  former councilman, Rapid City Common Council; president, Fischer Furniture, Inc.; president, Fischer Broadcasting, Inc.; trustee and deacon, Calvary Baptist Church; board member, South Dakota Family Policy Council. 

Peter T. Flaherty - CNP 1988, 1996, 1998; President, National Legal and Policy Center 40 ; chairman, Conservative Campaign Fund, a political action committee; head, Center for Reform; commentaries have appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Human Events 41 ; former chairman, Citizens for Reagan, a 100,000 member lobby; past recipient, "American Hero Award," presented by the National Defense Council; Advisory Board, The Patrick Henry Center, CNP's Gary Aldrich founder and President; chairman is CNP's Edwin Meese who holds the Reagan Chair in Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. 

Other Board members include the following CNP members: Paul Weyrich, Mrs. Beverly LaHayeAlan P. Dye , Lt. Col. Oliver North, Mr. Reed Irvine, Mr. Howard Phillips, President, The Conservative Caucus, Inc.; Ronald E. Robinson, President, Young America's Foundation; Mark R. Levin, President, Landmark Legal Foundation;  Rep. Louis (Woody) Jenkins, Chairman, WBTR-TV Channel 19; Alan Sears, President and CEO, Alliance Defense Fund.

Human Events, 42. "founded in 1944 by anti-interventionist journalists, Felix Morley and Frank Hanighen, with William Henry Chamberlain on board as contributing editor. With an initial donation of $3,000 from Sun Oil Company Vice President Joseph N. occasional contributor among the otherwise conservative lineup was Socialist Party presidential candidate and anti-interventionist Norman Thomas. By the 1960's, Human Events would grow to become a major right-wing newspaper, a supporter of Cold War  foreign policy, and a leading backer of Barry Goldwater's presidential candidacy...." 43 Footnotes 40-43

Donald Lambert Folkers- CNP 1996, 1998; member, Eagle Forum PAC Advisory Board; trustee, Media Research Center; former president, Capitol Publishing Co.  

Richard A. Ford - CNP 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998; president, Richard Ford Associates, Inc., a political consulting firm; president, Free Market Foundation, a research/education foundation associated with Focus on the Family; president, Free Market Committee (Texas lobbying organization); chairman, Free Market PAC; president, Coordinated Investment Corp.; board member The Roundtable; member, Fellowship Bible Church of Park Cities.

Clarke D. Forsythe - CNP 1998; attorney and President, Americans United for Life  44  "a nonprofit, public-interest law firm and educational organization committed to the principle of the civil right to life from conception until natural death.  Specifically, AUL works on litigation, legislation and education in the areas of abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide on the state and national levels." Footnote 44

Peter C. Foy - CNP 1998;  President, Peter C. Foy & Associates; finance chairman, Christian Coalition of California; finance chairman, Luis Palau Crusade, 1994.

Ann Frazier- CNP 1988, 1996, 1998; Founder and president, North Carolina Conservatives United; member North Carolina Republican Party Platform Committee; board of advisors, North Carolina Family Planning Council and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention; secretary and trustee, North Carolina Christian Action League; board of trustees, Southern Baptist Convention Board of Home Missions; former chairman, White House Conference on Families.

Tracy Freeny - CNP 1998;  president, AmeriVision Communications, Inc., manager of LifeLine long distance service; former insurance agent, Phoenix Mutual; co­founder, LifeLine, a long distance service created in 1990 to help ministries raise additional revenue; business and finance degree, Oklahoma State University; member, Metro Church, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Foster S. Friess - CNP 1988, Executive committee, vice president 1996, Board of Governors, 1996, 1998, President CNP 1998; founder and chairman, Friess Associates, Inc, founded  in 1974, before which he was the director of research for the NYSE company Brittingham, Inc.; member, National Finance Committee, Pete du Pont for President and the National Republican Senatorial Committee; founder and current chairman, the Life Enrichment Foundation, which supports Christian causes; board memberships include World Impacts Greater Philadelphia Region, Bank of Delaware, Elwyn Institute, and Wilmington World Affairs Council; member, Advisory Council, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences of Stockholm; on the Board of Advisers for the John Templeton Foundation.

President of Brandywine Bank, Friess spearheads the research team that manages Brandywine Fund BRWIX 45. and the smaller, more concentrated Brandywine Blue BLUEX.46  As of September 30, 2000, his firm managed approximately $9 billion in total assets, $6 billion of which represented Brandywine Fund. 47 Mr. Friess, age 59, has served as President, Treasurer and a director of both Companies since their inceptions.

On the Mother Jones List of Top 400 Political Donors, Foster Friess ranked #14 in 1996 and 58th in 1998. 

"Republican Foster Friess' Delaware investment fund is so successful that even the state Democratic Party chairman--himself an investment banker--belongs. But Friess breathes more than business. "The most important thing in his life is his belief in Christ as his savior," says friend Art Brosius, who met Friess at Bible study."

"And faith influences his politics. He's vice president of the Council for National Policy, the secretive group headed by former Attorney General Edwin Meese that includes Oliver North and Pat Robertson and influenced the fundamentalist planks in the GOP's 1996 platform."

"Friess helped raise more than $1 million for unknown politico Raymond Clatworthy's failed 1996 bid to unseat Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.), persuading investment bankers nationwide to contribute $1,000 each. His $260,000 in donations to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, headed by Sen. Al D'Amato (R-N.Y.), drew criticism because they began pouring in days after D'Amato resurrected a bill that will save the mutual fund industry billions by lifting state regulations. Friess shrugs it off: 'I have never talked to anyone about the bill.'"  48. Footnotes 45-48

Corinne S. Fuller  - CNP 1996, 1998; homemaker; retired nurse; daughter of  [Late] Floyd and Betty Sparks, CNP members 1984- posted memoriam 1996 in CNP directory. 


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