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  Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln was a deft politician, emerging as a wartime leader who was skilled at balancing competing considerations, and adept at getting rival groups to work together toward a common goal.
His leadership qualities were evident in his handling of the border slave states at the beginning of the fighting, in his defeat of a congressional attempt to reorganize his cabinet in 1862, and his defusing of the peace issue in the 1864 presidential campaign.
There was more than a year and a half of trial to suppress the rebellion before the proclamation issued, the last one hundred days of which passed under an explicit notice that it was coming, unless averted by those in revolt, returning to their allegiance.
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/a/ab/abraham_lincoln.html   (3479 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Davis
Davis was elected to Congress in 1845, but resigned to fight in the Mexican War.
On the trail of E. coli: A UC Davis expert theorizes that the use of winery waste on farms, meant to prevent toxic outbreaks, may be doing the opposite.
Davis Cup Fina PARIS (Dec. 5) XINHUA - Following are result frSunday at the Davis Cup final in Nice, France:.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Davis&StartAt=21   (794 words)

 New Statesman - The New Statesman Profile - David Davis
Davis is also a long-time good friend of Alastair Campbell, and one of the very few Tory MPs ever to be found at a party in Campbell's house.
Davis was one of those Tories who loved to gossip, preferring the company of those who speak their mind, whatever their political persuasion.
Davis can charm a small group, but he is not a great speechmaker, lacking depth and timbre in his voice as well as pacing in his delivery.
www.newstatesman.com /200102190012   (1593 words)

 I Don't Think I
The others see this as a chance to stop that.' Davis held his counsel - until a TV interview yesterday, in which he said a person who had used drugs 'recently' would not be fit to lead the party or the country.
If a politician preaches a hard line on drugs and then is found to have been trying to cover his own slightly murky past, it shows him up as a hypocrite.
I'm much more interested in hearing whether politicians understand the issue of drug misuse and what are their policy responses to what we all agree is a major social problem.
www.mapinc.org /drugnews/v05/n1628/a06.html?189   (2546 words)

 New ideas, new idealism: Davis has what it takes Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
To be on this ground, where the British people want their government, requires a politician to admit that universal public services available to all regardless of income are essential to the quality of life, but also to admit that the old centralist models are failing.
The central Davis idea is that a government run by him would take ideas produced by right-wing thinkers on health and education and use them to ensure that the weakest in society have a chance of enjoying the best of our public services.
David Davis has grasped this point, and it is now up to the Conservative Party to decide whether to embrace it as well.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20051005/ai_n15638955   (876 words)

 Western Resistance: UK: "Sack Muslim Veil Woman" Says Race Minister
The Telegraph's quoting of David Davis (pictured, right), shadow home secretary, is a sign that when politicians from both sides of the House of Commons are united on the same issue, the issue is of some seriousness.
Davis writes of the same dithering when it led to Muslim preachers of hate, such as Abu Hamza, being allowed to incite murder (for which Hamza was convicted on February 7).
Davis speaks for a need for a genuine debate about rights and freedoms, and concludes: "What we should do, now, is to ensure that the debate moves on to territory that allows all British citizens to take full part in a society that has delivered, through its freedoms, one of the greatest nations on earth.
www.westernresistance.com /blog/archives/003204.html   (2433 words)

 toryleadership: David Davis
David Davis' speech was "uninspirational" - as I wrote at the time - and the Cameron speech did "delight" the conference but Mr Cameron's speech also had its weaknesses of detail (none of which have been properly scrutinised six days later but which may yet cause him problems at the hustings before MPs).
David Davis is expected to formally launch his leadership bid in the next few days according to press reports.
David Davis is a Eurosceptic and supporter of the Iraq stage of the war on terror (a position he confirmed - albeit a little half-heartedly - on today's World at One programme).
conservativehome.blogs.com /toryleadership/david_davis   (10239 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY
Neither the profound sense of reaching forward into the unknown nor the bitterness of unbridled passion attaches to the career of Judge David Davis of Illinois; yet this man’s life, too, is worth examining, even in the context set by the examination of the lives of Secretary Stimson and Senator Sumner.
Like other lawyers in that time and place, Davis “rode the circuit,” going from one county town to another to try cases before the itinerant circuit judges, and he was also active in Whig politics; in both realms he found Lincoln a good friend and a good man to work with.
Davis won another judgeship before long, in 1849 he supported Lincoln’s unsuccessful (and seemingly inexplicable) desire to win appointment as Federal Land Office commissioner in Chicago, and a year later the two were as intimate as ever.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1960/6/1960_6_88_print.shtml   (2605 words)

 David Davis: 'When I allow emotion to come out, people know for sure that I mean it' - Independent Online Edition > ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Stuck in a 10-mile traffic jam after launching his Conservative leadership campaign at Warwick University, his Alma Mater, David Davis discussed the radical cuts in taxation he is about to announce with his campaign team on a mobile phone.
Mr Davis is building his campaign around public service reform but he is targeting change to benefit the poor, particularly those in the inner cities where the Tories are as rare as orchids.
Although Mr Davis was seen as the right-wing candidate, he had a private row with the Cornerstone group around Mr Duncan Smith who wanted him to commit the Tory party to pull out of the European People's Party in the European Parliament.
news.independent.co.uk /people/profiles/article321717.ece   (1660 words)

 The Monday Interview: David Davis: 'When I allow emotion to come Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
The banter reinforced the stereotype of Mr Davis, 57, as the hard man, the street fighter who could still rough up his Old Etonian rival David Cameron, 39, with a knee to the public school groin on policy.
Mr Davis knows that, thanks to the press he received for his lacklustre conference speech, he is the underdog against his more urbane younger rival.
What he lacks in style, Mr Davis is prepared to make up for in policy proposals, which are emerging as the Achilles heel of the Cameron campaign.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20051024/ai_n15718638   (901 words)

 Militant Moderate: David Cameron and the Political Class
I mention this because David Cameron is one of them, and he's being pretty damn disingenuous when he claims that he didn't know at university that he wanted to become a politician.
So that takes us back to about the age of 27; we know that before then he was a special advisor both to Michael Howard at the Home Office and Norman Lamont at the Treasury, so that's getting back to about the age of 24.
From the age of 23, then, David Cameron has been, in some shape or form, working for the Conservative Party in positions that he must have known would be ideal for networking, getting his name known in party circles and ultimately creating a long-term career path for him.
kenowen.blogspot.com /2005/11/david-cameron-and-political-class.html   (665 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : International
He said: ?The principle I apply is to do with the performance of a politician?s public duty.
Politicians are entitled to private lives the same as anyone else.
The Tory shadow home secretary David Davis said today the review must cover all the allegations, not just the visa application.
www.telegraphindia.com /1041130/asp/foreign/story_4066932.asp   (655 words)

 Intelligence: Cameron: have the Tories chosen well?
David Cameron has emerged as the clear winner in the Tory Party leadership contest, beating David Davis by a margin of two to one.
Although I am proud to say that I backed David Davis from the very start to the protracted finish, I cannot fail but be carried along with this wave of optimism that David Cameron has injected into the party.
David Cameron seems a nice enough chap, but whether he can bring the Tories electoral victory is doubtful.
www.ladlass.com /intel/archives/010577.html   (2484 words)

 Fourth Term
Previously they have given us the impression that the trans-national nature of the EU was the worst thing about it and nothing was worse than the ability of those crazy Eurocrats to overturn our laws in their kangaroo courts.
David Cameron and his merry men continue to be busy in saying they will respect the “professionalism” of the public sector middle class.
David Cameron is today attacking the idea that MPs should vote for their own salaries.
www.fourthterm.net   (1636 words)

 CQPolitics.com - TN 1: Top Tier Emerging in Race to Anoint Jenkins’ Successor
David Briley, an associate professor of political science at East Tennessee State University, said experience and campaign money will be the main distinguishing factors among the candidates, who otherwise are hard to separate out on the issues: All are running on very similar conservative platforms in appealing to the district’s predominant ideological and partisan viewpoint.
Davis is a four-term state representative; Venable served in the state House for three terms before acquiring his current position, which is equivalent to a county executive.
Davis contends he will improve upon his performance of a decade ago, because he has taken a lesson from it.
www.cqpolitics.com /2006/07/tn_1_top_tier_emerging_in_race.html   (982 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / Riding the Circuit with Lincoln
One of these was his friendship with David Davis, the Maryland-born lawyer and judge who rode the circuit with him, shared bed and board with him on occasion, knew him intimately, and became one of his campaign managers at the 1860 Chicago Republican convention which nominated Lincoln for the Presidency.
In 1848 Davis reported: “The town authorities have just taken the census…The town is nearly 1,150…It is believed that, if houses were built, by the census of 1850 (two years hence) there would be 1,500 people.” Actually the count of that year showed a population of nearly 1,600.
On this trip Davis wrote to Sarah while the lawyers were speaking, “in a cause where three young men and a certain Female Lecturer, Fanny Lee Townsend, are charged with disturbing a camp meeting.” Davis with Lincoln and Campbell had driven from Urbana.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1955/2/1955_2_48_print.shtml   (5213 words)

 The Social Affairs Unit - Web Review: If David Davis does not improve his organisation he will lose, says Watlington
David Davis can still win the Conservative Party leadership race, but only if he appoints the best and the brightest to his campaign team.
Not only did Mr Davis arrive an hour late and keep his increasingly angry patron and financial sponsor Lord Kalms waiting, but the food offering was poor and the room was unbearably hot and full of junior researchers and "wannabes".
From what I hear, David Cameron's problem is that he may have been rather too keen on rather too louche parties, at least while he was at Oxford and involved in the Union.
www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk /blog/archives/000611.php   (1884 words)

 Haling Manor High School
Mr Davis said he had carefully selected the scenes from the 12-rated film to show the youngsters, who were aged 11 and 12.
He told his pupils Lord Nelson and his mistress Emma Hamilton "were the David and Victoria Beckham of their day" and the naval battleships were "the Starship Enterprises" or "stealth bombers".
David Millar Head of Humanities and Sport assessed Mr Davis’s performance and rated it as “excellent” overall.
www.halingmanor.org.uk /newsevents/daviddavis.htm   (221 words)

 Who won the battle of the Davids? | the Daily Mail
David Davis accused David Cameron last night of trying to ape Tony Blair in his quest for the leadership of the Tory Party as the two men met in a US-style head to head TV debate.
Mr Davis, whose poorly-received speech at the Tory Party conference in Blackpool last month cost him dear in the leadership race, was seen in Westminster as having delivered a more powerful performance this time.
But he attacked Mr Davis over concrete policy pledges he has already made, including the idea of having two referendums on returning powers from Europe to the UK and a promise to deliver £38billion in tax cuts.
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=367562&in_page_id=1770&ct=5   (1561 words)

 THE CONSERVATIVE VICTORY: David Davis: Modern Conservatism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
That's why I believe that David Willetts was absolutely right to argue that a new Conservatism should aim to make the economy stronger and society better.We have to show that we are more than desiccated economists.
We are people who insist on encouraging enterprise, providing incentives and promoting competition precisely because these are the way to build a stronger society.Giving people the freedom to determine their own future isn't a sign that we care more for individuals than we do for the wider community.
I want us to be the champion for the victims of State failure, those without hope and opportunity under the current system.We shouldn't be in politics to accept the status quo.
theconservativevictory.blogspot.com /2005/07/david-davis-modern-conservatism.html   (3505 words)

 politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Will David Davis get hit by the favourite’s “curse”?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Davis is less of an unknown quantity - he will keep the party going for sure but, as Hastings implies, only in a really bad situation for Labour will he look like an attractive alternative.
Davis is surely the candidate who - whatever he says - believes in one more heave - and the Tories need a candidate who believes in transforming the party.
Davis is therefore the risk because there is little prospect of the Tories winning with him at the helm.
politicalbetting.com /index.php/archives/2005/07/26/will-david-davis-get-hit-by-the-favourites-curse   (10371 words)

 Famous People Clipart ETC
Charles E. Davies Known as "Parson" Davies, was an efficient manager of pugilistic affairs.
Jefferson Davis Davis was president of the Confederate States of America.
Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis, a senator from Mississippi who was elected president of the Confederate States of America.
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 BrothersJudd Blog: THREE-FER:
David Davis exemplified what we were trying to do.
Mr Davis was a prop forward in the school rugby team.
Mr Davis, the current standard-bearer of the Thatcherites, was the candidate of the Left against the rightwinger Neil Hamilton.
brothersjuddblog.com /archives/2005/06/threefer_1.html   (1031 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Two of front-runners in the Tory leadership campaign, David Cameron and David Davis abstained in the controversial ballot yesterday on the leadership rules.
David Cameron refused to express a view or vote arguing that he did not believe that he should take sides over rules changes for a contest in which he was a likely participant.
Whilst David Davis told the BBC that there was a problem with the old (existing) system whereby a leader could be elected who did not enjoy the confidence of MPs.
www.chatshow.com /Columns/columns.aspx?columnID=218   (384 words)

The Davis and Fox camps were quick to claim that their man stood the best chance of defeating Cameron from the right, setting the stage for stepped-up public lobbying - and possibly back-room dealing - in the hours until Thursday's second-round vote.
Davis, 56, is a strong conservative with working-class roots who holds the party's home affairs portfolio.
He went into the race as front-runner but his showing in the first-round ballot was a disappointment: Davis ended up winning the support of four or five fewer lawmakers than he had said were understood to be supporting him.
www.crosswalk.com /news/1357385.html?view=print   (821 words)

 Is David Cameron a hologram? | Samizdata.net
David Davis has been described at least once as a libertarian, I don't expect to hear that said of Cameron.
Conservatives have, in the past, sometimes proved extremely statist (the traitor Heath, for example) and all the psychobabble being spouted by Cameron acolytes seems to suggest he could be every bit as interventionist and touchy-feely social engineering friendly as the twerps we have in power at present.
David Davis doesn't do anything for me - but I instinctively mistrust herd reactions and that's what seems to be behind Cameron's sudden promotion.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/2005/10/is_david_cameron_a_hologram.html   (4126 words)

 Spy Blog: Home Secretary David Blunkett tries to censor whistleblower Steve Moxon's book
One would have thought that a politician as cunning and experienced as the Home Secretary David Blunkett would obey the political maxim "when you are in a hole, you should stop digging it even deeper".
It is ironical that the Tory Leader of the Opposition Michael Howard and Shadow Home Secretary David Davis chose to attack the alleged legal "compensation culture" and the Human Rights Act last week.
THE home secretary, David Blunkett, is preparing to take legal action to block publication of a book by a Home Office whistleblower that exposes the shambles of the government?s immigration policy.
p10.hostingprod.com /@spyblog.org.uk/blog/2004/08/home_secretary_david_blunkett_1.html   (967 words)

 Garowe Online - Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Uncritical acceptance of politicians’ views about nature of communities and their ability to tackle challenges ranging from terrorism, brainwashing to radicalisation of the young is—to borrow Stanley Cohen’s phrase—‘ moral panic’ in disguise.
David Davids’ article in the Sunday Telegraph coincided with an interview Lord Ahmed of Rotherham gave Sunday programme on Radio 4, broadcast on 15 October 2006.
Joint efforts between politicians, Muslim community and religious leaders are needed to ensure that young Muslim men and women are not only at risk of social exclusion but also less susceptible to terrorist exploitation and brainwashing.
www.garoweonline.com /stories/publish/article_5562.shtml   (1406 words)

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