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MAR 28, 2014 - The Week

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George H.W. Bush honored for breaking 'no new taxes' pledge

Former President George H.W. Bush is set to receive the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's prestigious Profile in Courage Award for breaking his "read my lips" pledge not to raise taxes -- and for being "pilloried by conservatives for doing so."To be sure, conservatives weren't happy when he broke the pledge. Many still aren't. Upon hearing the news, Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist, issued a statement saying: "Courage would have been standing up to the spending lobbyists in Washington and saying, ‘No.' Doing what official Washington and its spending lobbies want is not ... Read More

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