Bush faith-based program head Kuo dies

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 6 (UPI) -- David Kuo, who worked in President George W. Bush's program to give government aid to religious groups, has died in Charlotte, N.C., his family said. He was 44.

Volunteer initiative foundering

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The USA Freedom Corps, promoted by President Bush to encourage volunteerism in 2002, has reportedly faded from the spotlight.

Think tank input at White House declines

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The important role that think tanks have traditionally played in advising U.S. presidents about policy is being hampered by the Bush administration's intense to
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tanks Correspondent

Bush to push faith-based initiative

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- With a Republican-controlled Congress at his back, President George W. Bush plans to push his faith-based initiatives again next year, but the thorny questions
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

Faith-based plan lives, says director

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is as determined as ever to give religious charities access to federal funds to help alleviate t
JASON MOLL, for United Press International

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The Catholic perspective

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- With Dr. John DiIulio gone from the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, there is a question hanging in the air about the fate of President Bush's f
DEAL W. HUDSON, Special to United Press International

John J. DiIulio Jr. is a political scientist. He currently serves as the Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as the first director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under President George W. Bush from early 2001 to August 2001. He was the first senior Bush advisor to resign and was succeeded by Jim Towey. In a letter written a little over a year after resigning (that later was printed in Esquire), he wrote that while "President Bush is a highly admirable person of enormous personal decency," his governing style allowed certain staffers, referred to as "Mayberry Machiavellis," to " legislative initiatives or policy proposals as far right as possible."

DiIulio has authored numerous studies on crime, government, and the relationship between religion and public policy. He is also the co-author of the widely used textbook American Government with James Q. Wilson, which has been alleged by a high school senior to contain factual inaccuracies and conservative bias regarding issues such as global warming, school prayer, and gay rights. DiIulio is a Democrat.

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