Press: House Critic

Buchanan joins Reagan's team

Syndicated Columnist Patrick Buchanan has been one of the Reagan Administration's sternest critics from the right. He has taken a harder line than the President on arms control, and described a modest jobs bill backed by Reagan as part of "a series of calculated maneuvers to soften the image of Mr. Conservative into Mr. Conciliation." Buchanan has been even more suspicious of his colleagues in the press: as a White House speechwriter from 1969 to 1974, he crafted some of Vice President Spiro Agnew's most caustic attacks on the news media. In a column last year Buchanan described the nation's major...

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