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  • Florida Dem Says No to Iran Deal, Introducing Bill to Authorize Military Force

    08/13/2015 8:53:47 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 13, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    A House Democrat says he’ll not only vote against the Iran nuclear deal, but top it off with a bill to authorize military force as needed against the Islamic Republic to keep it from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), ranking House Dem on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, or U.S. Helsinki Commission, and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, got quickly to the point in a Palm Beach Post op-ed: “After careful review, I have decided that I cannot support this deal.” “The goal of the recently concluded negotiations was to prevent Iran...
  • House passes short-term highway fix; Congress’ plans still in flux before July 31 deadline

    07/16/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2015 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The House approved $8 billion in highway funding Wednesday to keep projects moving past a July 31 deadline and buy enough time to negotiate the long-term bill lawmakers really want. But the measure is now on a collision course with the Senate, where Republicans sketched out a more ambitious bill that would pump tens of billions of dollars in new funding in coming years. House GOP leaders said they would eventually like a six-year bill. But for now, they asked members to swallow hard and support a five-month extension through Dec. 18, saying negotiations on the bigger bill could take...
  • Hoyer: Members of Congress deserve a raise

    05/19/2015 10:32:31 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/18/15 | Lauren French
    Most members of Congress make $174,000 a year. Two senior House Democrats say lawmakers deserve a raise. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters on Tuesday that he’s concerned that static congressional salaries — the pay level has remained the same since 2009 — will dissuade all but the uber-wealthy from serving in Congress. “This will be the seventh year in a row that we have not done a cost-of-living adjustment….I think it was appropriate at the time of the recession,” Hoyer said. “But to continue that on, we will dictate that the only people who can serve are the...
  • ‘A Sad State of Affairs’: Dem Rep Says Members of Congress Deserve a Raise (Alcee Hastings)

    05/19/2015 10:40:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 19, 2015 11:16 am | (Fox and Friends)
    The one thing most Americans can agree on is that members of Congress do not need a pay raise. But that didn’t stop one Democrat lawmaker from stating his case. At a hearing regarding the 2016 Legislative Branch appropriations bill yesterday, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) said that his salary of $174,000 a year simply isn’t enough to live on in Washington, D.C. […] Congress’ current approval rating is 19 percent. …
  • Hey Alcee, Give it Back!

    02/17/2015 8:49:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    If one visits the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and stops by the office of Congressman Alcee Hastings they will see hanging on the wall a framed document proclaiming Hastings to be an “Honorary Texan”. An honor that Hastings must be proud of otherwise why display such a document in his congressional office ? But during a recent congressional meeting Congressman Hastings commented that he thought all Texans were “crazy”. One would think that if Hastings thought that Texans were “crazy” then he certainly wouldn’t want to advertise the fact that he was an “Honorary Texan”, would one. In fact...
  • ‘Who are you calling crazy?’ Texas says to Florida

    02/04/2015 6:01:03 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/3/15 | MARIA RECIO
    WASHINGTON Crazy is in the eye of the beholder. Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson wrote the signature love ballad “Crazy,” but it’s a loaded word in Congress, especially when used to describe the Lone Star State. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., found that out when he said Monday night at a Rules Committee hearing that Texas was a “crazy state” and Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, took it personally. The Texan demanded an apology, and not only didn’t he get it from the Floridian, but Hastings said Burgess could wait “until hell freezes over for me to say anything in an apology.” On...
  • Texas Lawmakers Want Apology to Entire State After Hastings Calls It ‘Crazy State’

    02/03/2015 5:51:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 3, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Texas Republicans issued a one-sentence rebuttal to Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) for his comments during a Monday Rules Committee meeting. In debating with Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) over the latest Obamacare repeal bill, Hastings referenced his colleague’s home state, “which I think is a crazy state to begin with, and I mean it just as I said it.” As the two fought over speaking time, Burgess complained that Hastings “made a very defamatory comment about my state, and I will not stand here and listen to it.” Hastings has not apologized. House Texas Republicans issued a joint statement today:...
  • Florida Congressman: ‘White People’ to Blame for Collapse of Amnesty in Congress

    08/02/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 2, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Matt Boyle has this fascinating piece about the inner workings of the legislative battle this week over the border crisis. The bill pushed by the Republican leadership had a number of serious defects. The story recounted by Boyle is how a small group of activists and congressmen drove the immigration narrative, and ultimately the legislative outcome. Buried toward the end of Boyle’s piece is a disgraceful statement from Florida Representative Alcee Hastings (D): Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) decried the House GOP lawsuit as he addressed “all the white people in here” during the Rules Committee hearing — which was filled...
  • Rep. Fattah's son sues the IRS

    04/01/2014 5:45:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/22/2014 | Jonathan Tamari
    Chaka Fattah Jr., son of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), is suing the Internal Revenue Service, seeking nearly $1 million in damages for what he says were violations of IRS rules that harmed his reputation and crippled his earning power during an investigation into allegedly unpaid taxes. ---SNIP--- He said that since the raid, his income plummeted, he had to leave his home at the Ritz-Carlton, and he faced additional lawsuits and liens over other debts and unpaid taxes. Fattah Jr., who once drove a Range Rover Sport and cultivated a reputation as a high-end mover in city affairs, had...
  • H.R.3293 Debt Limit Reform Act Proposes to Stop Counting Intragovernmental Debt(smoke/mirrors)

    10/31/2013 6:17:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Ex-skf Blogger, Govtrack.us
    SNIP And there it was, the bill by Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings (who happens to be one of only eight federal officials in the US history to be impeached and removed from office - he was a Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida). From Govtrack.us: HR 3293 IH 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3293 To reform the public debt limit. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 15, 2013 Mr. HASTINGS of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means A BILL To reform the public...
  • Residents protest renaming street Alcee Hastings Way

    08/21/2013 1:06:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | August 19, 2013 | Heather Carney
    <p>A couple, who drives daily through their Huntington community on Southwest 148th Avenue, isn't happy with the commission’s decision to rename that street “Alcee Hastings Way.”</p> <p>Frank and Iris Scarfone sent out hundreds of emails and fliers asking residents to show up at Wednesday’s Miramar commission meeting to protest the street renaming. They say their community was never asked about the renaming and that Hastings’ controversial political history will have a negative impact on the community.</p>
  • Black Lawmakers Introduce Trayvon Martin Resolution

    04/04/2012 10:43:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Seung Min Kim
    Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense. The resolution states that the February shooting of Martin “sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice and compromises the integrity of the legal system.” It also says assailant George Zimmerman’s “unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force.” Zimmerman’s family and lawyer have refuted claims that he shot Martin because he was black.
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Court Ruling in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Rep...

    02/16/2012 1:21:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 16, 2012
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Statement on Court Ruling in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today issued a statement in response to a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Judicial Watch’s sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of Winsome Packer, a female federal employee who alleges that she was repeatedly subjected to “unwelcome sexual advances,” “unwelcome touching” and retaliation from Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) ( Packer v. US Comm. On Security & Cooperation in Europe, and Hastings and Turner (CV No. 11-00485)). On February...
  • Lois Frankel’s ethics stink as bad as Alcee Hastings’

    01/11/2012 11:05:03 AM PST · by Jacvin · 9 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 01/11/2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Democrats are chomping at the bit to reclaim Florida’s 22nd Congressional District seat, snatched from them in 2010 by Allen West, R-Plantation. Although they need someone with the mental agility to match West’s talent for thinking on his feet, they also want someone free of corruption and controversy. For example, they don’t need another Congressman Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar. While serving as a federal judge, a Hastings go-between accepted $25,000 as a down payment to a $150,000 bribe in exchange for a favorable ruling. Former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel claims to have the moxie to confront West. Unlike...
  • Rep. Hastings asks that harassment case be tossed

    07/09/2011 10:15:41 PM PDT · by quantim · 11 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jul 9, 9:46 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressman Alcee Hastings asked a court Saturday to throw out claims that he subjected a former employee to sexual harassment and retaliation when he was co-chairman of an independent U.S. agency. The Florida Democrat said the case should be handled according to congressionally-approved administrative and judicial remedies - and not the U.S. District Court in Washington, where the plaintiff, Winsome Packer, lodged her complaint. Packer says Hastings asked several times to stay at her apartment or to get her to visit his hotel room in Vienna, Austria, when she worked as staff representative and he was co-chairman...
  • Agency denies Rep. Hastings sexually harassed aide

    07/09/2011 3:01:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2011 2:22 PM EDT | unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent U.S. agency is denying claims that a former co-chairman, Rep. Alcee Hastings, made sexual advances toward a staff member and sought to retaliate when she refused. In a court filing Saturday, the Helsinki Commission disputed the sexual harassment allegations by Winsome Packer, the commission's staff representative in Vienna from 2008-2010 when Hastings, a Florida Democrat, was co-chairman. The commission's filing said that specific instances in which Hastings hugged Packer, gave her a music box or asked to see her apartment were out of general benevolence toward staff. *** Hastings' response to the complaint was expected...
  • (Democrat) Rep. Alcee Hastings investigated for sexual harassment

    06/22/2011 8:24:39 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    yahoo ^ | 6/22/2011 | By Rachel Rose Hartman
    Hours after Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation became official, a sexual harassment case involving Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) resurfaced. Gary Fields and Brody Mullins report for the Wall Street Journal that the independent Office of Congressional Ethics is now investigating a claim that Hastings sexually harassed a woman working on his staff. Fields and Mullins write that the Office investigation was opened after conservative group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit in March as the legal counsel for Republican staffer Winsome Packer. Packer, who served on the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe--a group headed by the congressman--alleges that Hastings...
  • Dems Gone Wild: Rep. Alcee Hastings Investigated for Sexual Harassment

    06/21/2011 9:10:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    biggovernment.com ^ | June 21, 2011 | Publius
    From The National Journal: The House’s independent ethics office is looking into sexual-harassment claims leveled months ago against Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., the Wall Street Journal is reporting. Citing sources familiar with the inquiry, the investigation, which began at least a month ago, is being conducted by the independent Office of Congressional Ethics and not the House Ethics Committee.
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings Sued for Sexual Harassment:'Unwelcome Sexual Advances','Unwelcome Touching'

    03/07/2011 12:19:57 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 3-7-2011 | news release
    Maarch 7, 2011-News Release Rep. Alcee Hastings Sued by Employee for Sexual Harassment: 'Unwelcome Sexual Advances' and 'Unwelcome Touching' Hastings Allegedly Retaliated Against Victim for Complaining About Conduct WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a lawsuit on March 7, 2011 against Florida Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings on behalf of a female employee who was repeatedly subjected to "unwelcome sexual advances," "unwelcome touching" and retaliation. The alleged harassment and retaliation began in 2008, when Hastings was Chairman of the United States Commission on Security...
  • Rep. Hastings accused of sexual harassment [Update at post #31]

    03/07/2011 11:30:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 7, 2011 | Leslie Clark
    Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings is being accused of sexual harassment by a former staffer who worked with him on the Helsinki Commission in Washington, D.C.A former female employee who worked for Rep. Alcee Hastings filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on Monday against the Florida Democratic congressman. In the suit filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., the victim, Winsome Packer, said the alleged harassment took place from 2008-10, while she and Hastings were working on the U.S. Commission on Cooperation and Security in Europe, which is also known as the Helsinki Commission. He co-chaired the commission, which is an...
  • Democrat Congressman Threatens Opponent’s Life, Again

    10/13/2010 9:02:55 AM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/10 | Yomin Postelnik
    This Sunday, at a retirement home in Belle Glade, Florida, a United States congressman threatened the life of his opponent in front of an entire group of senior citizens. For those familiar with the entitlement mentality that has so sullied the left, the party of the esteemed Congressman can be left without saying. For all others, I’ve included it in the title. Sunday’s riff was par for the course with Alcee Hastings. During the 2008 cycle (three days before the election), Democrat Hastings, a member of Congress since 1993 and the only impeached judge ever to be elected to higher...
  • Florida’s Sansaricq Backs Term Limits in Congress(GOP Opponent of Rep. Alcee Hastings)

    10/04/2010 2:01:09 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 14 replies
    Newsmax.TV ^ | Oct. 1, 2010 | Dan Weil
    Bernard Sansaricq, the Republican candidate for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, says term limits should be implemented in Congress. “When you have congressmen with nine terms [such as Sansaricq’s Democratic opponent, Alcee Hastings], that’s when you have entrenched corruption,” he told Newsmax.TV. Sansaricq, a Haitian-American who was once president of Haiti’s Senate, also says members of Congress need to set an example by cutting their own spending first. “I will trim my budget to one-third of what they’re giving congressmen now and will try to do the same for everyone in Congress,” he said. “We are borrowing 40 cents on every...
  • Video: Alcee Hastings Worried That Bin Laden May Be Suggesting Budget Cuts On YouCut

    05/21/2010 2:25:00 AM PDT · by careyb · 13 replies · 755+ views
    The Hope For America ^ | 5/20/10 | Alcee Hastings
    No kidding.
  • Bernard Sansaricq Achieves Critical Benchmarks, Receives NRCC Support (Alcee Hastings Can Lose)

    05/04/2010 7:16:24 AM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 4 replies · 266+ views
    Topix.com ^ | 05/04/2010 | Yomin Postelnik
    With key House Republicans narrowing in on key House races in a growing attempt to regain the majority in this year’s midterm elections, GOP candidates who have met key benchmarks are beginning to receive initial checks from their House leadership. Bernard Sansaricq was singled out for this honor after confirmation of his having qualified for the ballot. A day after qualifying for the ballot, House Leader John Boehner sent Sansaricq a kickoff check of $4,500. These checks are only being sent to key districts where candidates have achieved unprecedented grassroots support or have achieved other defined milestones. Florida’s 23rd district...
  • Meet Your Lords and Masters: Seven Democrats Who Run Your World

    04/06/2010 3:54:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 2,560+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | John Hawkins
    “I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” -- William F. Buckley At this point, I would go Buckley one better: I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 254 people we could pull out of a minimum security prison rather than the Democrats who are currently in Congress. In all fairness to the Democrats we have in charge now, that change probably wouldn't make Congress any less corrupt (not much more corrupt either), but at least...
  • Impeached Federal-Judge-now-Congressman Alcee Hastings says rules don’t count in passing Obamacare

    03/22/2010 4:31:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 764+ views
    The Examiner ^ | March 21, 2010 | Blas Padrino
    Congressman Alcee Hastings is no stranger to controversy. After his appointment as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida by President Jimmy Carter, Hastings was arrested on charges of accepting a bribe from the Mafia. According to the indictment filed against him, the judge agreed to enter a judgment returning nearly $1 million forfeited to the government in exchange for a six figure payment. After a criminal trial in the Federal Court where he once presided, Hastings was found not guilty. His defense was that William Borders, a long-time friend and associate, had used Hastings’ name...
  • Rules? This. Is. Congress! [Stalin Would Have Loved This!]

    03/20/2010 10:42:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 994+ views
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2010 | Daniel Foster
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 Rules? This. Is. Congress! [Daniel Foster] Yes, Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings (Fla.) just said this in the most powerful committee of the United States House of Representatives. The people's house: "There ain't no rules here, we're trying to accomplish something. . . .All this talk about rules. . . .When the deal goes down . . . we make 'em up as we go along."
  • McCarthyite attempt to keep "hate groups" out of military

    07/05/2009 12:23:39 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 29 replies · 1,037+ views
    24AheadDotCom ^ | 7/5/09 | self
    Alcee Hastings has offered an amendment that would keep "hate groups" out of the military. The Attorney General would get to define what a "hate group" is, and it wouldn't just include those who are violent but "extremists" who are "engaged in online discussion groups or blog or other postings".
  • Bernard Sansaricq (Alcee Hastings Opponent) Decries Double Standard in Nomination of Judge Sotomayor

    06/03/2009 12:47:03 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 6 replies · 420+ views
    Winning Elections ^ | 06/02/2009 | Yomin Postelnik
    Congressional Candidate Bernard Sansaricq issued a statement denouncing the Democratic double standard that has permeated the debate over the nomination of Appellate Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. “The rush to confirm Judge Sotomayor prior to her being properly vetted is premature. But far more disturbing are the accusations of racism that many Democrats have made toward those who take pause at certain past statements made by the nominee. It should be noted that many of these same Democrats, including President Obama, tried to prevent so much as an up or down for the nomination of Justice...
  • Why I Support Bernard Sansaricq for Congress (Human Rights Leader is GOP Answer to Alcee Hastings)

    05/24/2009 10:39:51 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 4 replies · 429+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/09 | Yomin Postelnik
    Key to victory is that Republicans develop a 435 strategy, fielding candidates in every seat. The need to take the fight to Democrats should be obvious to anyone who’s ever watched as much as a little league game in which one team has a great offense while the other plays a fine defensive strategy. Team offense wins 10-1. Fielding a candidate in each congressional district also allows us to gain some real stars who want to do amazing things for their district. Few if any have ever run with a more unique story than 2010’s Republican candidate for Florida’s 23rd...
  • Bill creates detention camps in U.S. for 'emergencies'

    02/01/2009 8:02:02 PM PST · by Man50D · 207 replies · 6,712+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 01, 2009 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced to the House of Representatives a new bill, H.R. 645, calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations. The proposed bill, which has received little mainstream media attention, appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany. The bill also appears to expand the president's emergency power, much as the executive order...
  • Debate Thread: Is Blago entitled to due process of law?

    01/23/2009 2:17:49 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 24 replies · 811+ views
    01/23/2009 | BuckeyeTexan
    Illinoise Governor Rod Blagojevich claims that the Illinois Senate Rules of Impeachment 8(b) and 15(f) essentially deny him the right to due process in the upcoming Illinois Senate impeachment trial. Is he correct? Does he have a constitutional right to challenge the accusations against him and call witnesses for his defense? Is he incorrect? Is he simply an employee of the State of Illinois and therefore subject to being fired for cause? The Illinois Senate contends that the impeachment trial is not a criminal proceeding. What say you?Rule 15(f) It is never in order to request a subpoena for the...
  • Florida Congressman Accused of Making Death Threat to Opponent (can't question their past)

    11/01/2008 5:02:35 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 1,428+ views
    fox news ^ | 11/1/2008 | fox news
    Florida police are investigating an allegation that Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., directed a death threat at his Republican challenger, Marion Thorpe, at a candidates forum on Thursday. Thorpe, a former state chief medical officer, filed a report with the Boca Raton Police Department on Thursday night after the forum, alleging he was threatened by the eight-term congressman during the event at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton. The two are vying for the congressional seat in Florida's 23rd District, which includes Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Click here to see the police report. "We had a very unfortunate interaction...
  • Disgruntled Congressman Hastings Threatens Life of Opponent Marion Thorpe

    10/31/2008 9:36:20 AM PDT · by TeamThorpe · 20 replies · 1,490+ views
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | 10/31/08 | Mark Hemingway
    At a candidate forum in Boca Raton last night, the G.O.P. candidate running against Rep. Alcee Hastings, former Chief Medical Officer for the state of Florida Dr. Marion Thorpe, filed a police report claiming the congressman threatened his life.
  • Susan Estrich: Remembering Alcee Hastings

    09/30/2008 10:38:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 2,030+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    Alcee Hastings used to be a federal judge. Then he got impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate. Now he's a congressman from Florida. People have a right to vote for whomever they want, even one of the six federal judges in America ever to be removed by Congress. But with friends like Hastings making the case for him, Barack Obama doesn't need enemies. Participating in a panel discussion in Washington this week sponsored by the National Jewish Democratic Council (I don't even want to ask why they invited him — maybe everybody else was busy trying to...
  • Black Florida congressman apologies for Palin comments

    09/29/2008 5:52:11 PM PDT · by RDTF · 73 replies · 2,313+ views
    cnn ^ | Sept 29, 2008 | Martina Stewart
    (CNN) - An African-American congressman from Florida is apologizing for his comment that black and Jewish voters should not support Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin because "anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks." "I regret the comments I made last Tuesday that were not smart and certainly not relevant to hunters or sportsmen," Rep. Alcee Hastings said in a statement issued Monday. -snip-
  • Rep. Hastings Says Palin "Don't Care" About Jews, Blacks

    09/27/2008 2:54:21 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 36 replies · 832+ views
    Rallying on behalf of Barack Obama, a Florida congressman impeached as a federal judge for perjury and bribery suggested that Sarah Palin is a racist anti-Semite. Democrat Alcee Hastings, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told a Washington D.C. crowd that Palin "don't care too much what they do with Jews and blacks." Referring to Palin's support of gun rights and fondness for hunting, the disgraced federal judge said that "anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks." Hastings has the dubious honor of being one of only six...
  • Anyone who hunts moose “don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks”

    09/24/2008 2:13:21 PM PDT · by WaveMan · 50 replies · 1,336+ views
    Rep. Alcee Hastings told an audience of Jewish Democrats Wednesday that they should be wary of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.”
  • Alcee Hastings: Anyone who hunts moose “don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks”

    09/24/2008 3:42:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies · 1,401+ views
    hotair.com ^ | September 24, 2008 | Allahpundit
    From a man who’s no stranger to abject disgrace comes one of the purest examples of racial demagoguery we’ve seen from either side during this very long campaign, duly laughed at and applauded by the same group that worked so hard last week to get Palin disinvited from the anti-Iran rally. His party will love him for it, I assure you. Rep. Alcee Hastings told an audience of Jewish Democrats Wednesday that they should be wary of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and...
  • Obama Backer Calls Gun Owners and Hunters Racists and Anti-Semites

    09/25/2008 10:34:42 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 44 replies · 604+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 9/25/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Per "Florida congressman points to Palin to rally Jews to Obama," Rep. Alcee Hastings denounced hunters and gun owners as racists and anti-Semites, and by implication beer-swilling NASCAR-watching pickup-truck-driving redneck white trash. This is consistent with Obama's own description of Pennsylvanians as "bitter" small down people who "cling to guns and religion," and the common reference to working people as "white trash" on Obama's own Web site. Rep. Alcee Hastings told an audience of Jewish Democrats Wednesday that they should be wary of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about...
  • Palin 'Don't Care Too Much What They Do With Jews and Blacks' (Democrats Gone Wild)

    09/25/2008 3:50:20 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 60 replies · 2,196+ views
    abc ^ | 9/24/2008 | abc
    ABC News' Teddy Davis Reports: Florida Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings pointed to Sarah Palin on Wednesday to rally Jews to Obama. "If Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention," said Hastings. "Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through." Hastings, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, made his comments in Washington, D.C., while participating in a panel discussion sponsored by the...
  • Florida congressman points to Palin to rally Jews to Obama (...do with Jews and blacks.)

    09/24/2008 2:37:28 PM PDT · by raybbr · 31 replies · 916+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 9-24-2008 | Martina Stewart
    Rep. Alcee Hastings told an audience of Jewish Democrats Wednesday that they should be wary of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.” “If Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention,” Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida said at a panel about the shared agenda of Jewish and African-American Democrats Wednesday. Hastings, who is African-American, was explaining what he intended to tell his Jewish...
  • One Unique Republican Doctor’s Mission to Heal America is Also Just What’s Needed to Heal the GOP

    08/16/2008 7:59:57 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 18 replies · 135+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/08 | Yomin Postelnik
    They are not natural politicians, but people from all walks of life who have a grounded understanding of the issues and propose well thought out and common sense solutions. One of them is significantly worthy of mention. He’s Dr. Marion Thorpe Jr., former Chief Medical Officer of the State of Florida. Dr. Thorpe is a community leader and finds himself in a rare seat that the GOP can realistically pick up (The district, while heavily Democratic and currently being served by Democratic Representative Alcee Hastings for 16 years , has a very low voter turn out. Recent migration of large...
  • Alcee Hastings: 'I will be the last man standing saying, You will not drill...

    07/11/2008 11:31:15 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 90 replies · 404+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 11, 2008 | Anthony Man
    U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, takes to the House floor on Thursday to decry oil industry profits and rail against the idea of offshore drilling. A few highlights: “Let it be clearly understood by everybody in this House of Representatives, I will be the last man standing, saying that you will not drill off the coast of Florida beyond the limits of the law that all of us agreed to, “All of us know the buzz words, but let’s stop kidding Americans. The solutions are costly, and the energy companies are the ones that are most likely to do this...
  • Dem. Alcee Says, "There Ain't No Solution" to High Gas Prices, and LtC. Allen West Fires Back

    06/25/2008 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 56 replies · 174+ views
    June 25, 2008 | LtC. Allen West
    My friends, I have just read the most disturbing words from someone purporting to be an American Congressman, Alcee Hastings, an impeached Federal judge. His words, regarding the soaring price of gasoline, "There ain't no answer, OK? ... All the talk is feel good talk.", is the most pathetic and abyssmal response I have heard, recently. Perhaps I can offer Congressman Hastings, and his cohorts, a lesson from American history. On the second day at Gettysburg, a young Professor of Rhetoric from Bowdoin College in Maine, LTC Joshua Chamberlain, was told he was the end of the Union line along...
  • Congressman sees gas hitting $6 and no fixes for the problem (Alcee Hastings)

    06/25/2008 8:53:31 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 45 replies · 112+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 25, 2008 | Anthony Man
    "There are no short-term answers. And I know that there's going to be long-term pain. I predict to you that gas prices will be as much as $5 before the end of this year and they will go to $6 at some point next year," he said during an interview with reporters and editorial writers at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "When they go to $6 it will fluctuate between $5 and $6 and more for some time to come. That's the harsh reality no matter what law we pass," he said. "I get tired of hearing people, politicians, friends of...
  • US House Races – Conventional “Wisdom” All Wrong in Florida Contests

    05/31/2008 7:44:49 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 16 replies · 120+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 30, 2008 | Yomin Postelnik
    ... While a lot of predictions are being made about Florida’s congressional races, as usual, the conventional wisdom is superficial and wrong. ... Republican Pick Ups? – Probable. But Not Where Initially Expected First of all, there is a possibility for some Republican pick ups. It won’t be in the District everyone expects that it might be, FL-16... (Foley's). Where Republicans can pick up is in FL-22. Ron Klein won in 2006 with only 51% of the vote against a good incumbent, but one who was loathe to campaign. Klein hasn’t caught on and most of his support comes solely...
  • Hillary Names Impeached Judge as Co-Chair

    06/10/2007 11:19:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 65 replies · 2,119+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/10/07 | NewsMax
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has appointed two national co-chairs for her presidential campaign -- including a former U.S. District Court judge who was impeached. U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Alcee Hastings, both Florida Democrats, will be two of several co-chairs who will help direct Clinton's effort to win the White House in 2008. "We need a leader with a clear vision and sound judgment, who can work with a Democratic Congress to renew the promise of America. Hillary is that leader," Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. Hastings said a second Clinton in the White House would make the...
  • The Culture Of Corruption, Presidential Version (Alcee Hastings, Hillary's Campaign Co-Chair)

    06/08/2007 8:17:01 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies · 1,191+ views
    www.captainsquartersblog.com ^ | June 8, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    June 8, 2007 The Culture Of Corruption, Presidential Version The midterm election theme of the "culture of corruption" functioned as an argument for Democratic control of Congress, after several scandals rocked the Republican caucuses. The Democrats apparently like the theme so much that they plan to incorporate it into their presidential campaign -- but perhaps not in the manner some might expect (via Big Lizards): The Clinton Campaign today announced that Florida Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Alcee Hastings have been named national Campaign Co-Chairs. "We need a leader with a clear vision and sound judgment, who can work...
  • 10 Most Corrupt Politicians for 2006 & 6 Honorable Mentions

    12/22/2006 8:11:56 AM PST · by Radigan · 57 replies · 2,998+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Dec 21, 2006 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2006 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes: 1. Jack Abramoff, Former Lobbyist – 2. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) 3. Former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-CA) 4. Former Rep. Tom Delay (R-TX) 5. Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) 6. Rep. Denny Hastert (R-IL) 7. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) 8. Rep. William “Dollar Bill” Jefferson (D-LA) 9. Former Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) 10. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 6 Dishonorable Mentions: 1. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) 2....