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  • Republican Jewish Coalition calls for resignation of 7 Democrats over 'ties' to Farrakhan

    03/08/2018 8:46:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/8/18 | DAVID CAPLAN
    The Republican Jewish Coalition is calling for the resignation of seven Democratic members of Congress whom it claims are "connected" to controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. The group describes him as a "known anti-Semite." Farrakhan has routinely spoke disparagingly about Jews over the years, as well as white people, in general. He was thrust into the mainstream spotlight again this week after excerpts from a speech he gave last week on the Nation of Islam's Saviour's Day surfaced online. During the speech, he once again described Jewish people -- who he says "are my enemy" -- in a...
  • Senate Panel To Hear Testimony From Businessman Targeted By Trump Dossier Firm

    07/12/2017 10:41:58 PM PDT · by Fedora · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A London-based businessman who was investigated last year by the opposition research firm behind the so-called Trump dossier will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, The Daily Caller has learned.Bill Browder says that he will “definitely” be testifying about a complaint he filed with the Justice Department last year in which he accused Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier, and a former Soviet intelligence officer named Rinat Akhmetshin of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a law requiring agents of foreign governments to disclose their lobbying and consulting work.Founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn...
  • 'You're a Liar': Pro-Immigration Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks With Trump

    10/18/2017 12:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Things got a little heated Monday when a group of young immigrants confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a pro-DACA press conference in San Francisco. Several dozen young immigrants shouted down the top House Democrat, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they chanted, taking over a scheduled press conference Pelosi, along with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, organized to call for the immediate passage of the Dream Act, a federal proposal that offered many of the...
  • Lawmakers applaud after panel approves language revoking war authority

    06/29/2017 9:52:45 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/2017 | Ellen Mitchell
    The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved an amendment that would revoke a 2001 law giving the president authority to undertake war against Al-Qaeda and its affiliates unless a replacement provision is created. Lawmakers applauded when the amendment was added by voice vote to the defense spending bill, highlighting the frustration many members of Congress feel about the Authorization of Use of Military Force, which was initially approved to authorize the response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. It has since been used to justify the Iraq War and the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Despite...
  • Elijah Cummings Sees Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee, and Tim Kaine as Rising Stars of Dem Party

    04/21/2017 10:58:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The one sure thing about politics that this Insurrectionist has learned can be summed up in two words: things change. So just like James Carville, who was wrong when in 2009 he wrote a book predicting that Dems would rule for 40 more years, it would be a bad mistake for Republicans to gloat, rest on their laurels, or assume theyll control both houses of congress for the foreseeable future. That said, the current sorry state of the Democrat party was put into sharp focus by Elijah Cummings on todays Morning Joe. Asked by Donny Deutsch to mention three up-and-coming...
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus demands Trump fire 'white supremacist' Steve Bannon

    04/05/2017 9:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 5, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Now that Steve Bannon has been kicked from the National Security Council, a group of liberal Democrats are urging President Trump to take it a step further and kick the chief strategist out of the White House altogether. Several of these Democrats from the Congressional Progressive Caucus labeled Bannon a white supremacist and nationalist and blamed him for being a chief architect of Trump's two travel bans aimed at Muslim-majority countries. They argued that Bannon needs to be shown the door. Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Taskforce chairman Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said a resolution she introduced in February...
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA): Were Looking for a Legal Mechanism to Remove Steve Bannon

    02/05/2017 1:32:16 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 90 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharptons MSNBC show today, Rep. Barbara Lee of California, a member of the congressional Black and Progressive caucuses, called for the removal of Steve Bannon from his position on the National Security Council, and more generally from his White House on President Trumps staff. Lee mentioned that the Black, Progressive, Hispanic and Asian Pacific caucuses had written a letter to President Trump asking for Bannons removal from the NSC. But Lee went further, twice stating that they were looking into a legal mechanism for the removal of Bannon. View the video here.
  • Rep. Barbara Lee to skip Trump inauguration, vows resistance

    01/13/2017 6:08:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    A Democratic congresswoman announced Thursday she plans on skipping Donald Trumps inauguration next week as the 45th president of the United States, vowing instead to spend her time laying the groundwork for resistance. Rep. Barbara Lee of California said she cant stomach the idea of attending the Jan. 20 ceremony after Mr. Trump ran one of the most divisive and prejudiced campaigns in modern history. I will not be celebrating or honoring an incoming president who rode racism, sexism, xenophobia and bigotry to the White House, said Ms. Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
  • Democrats don't accept election outcome again

    01/07/2017 3:33:30 PM PST · by OddLane · 18 replies
    Washington Exajiher ^ | January 6, 2017 | Tim Carney
    The last time Congressional Democrats peaceably accepted a GOP victory in the Electoral College was 1988. In 2000, 2004 and 2016, Democrats in Congress objected, tried to object, and generally disrupted the process of certifying the Electoral College vote. They did so with no substantive grounds, instead just for the political theater of it. Today's certification of the Electoral College wasn't just a ceremony, but it also wasn't a debate over who should be president. The question before the chamber was whether the votes being presented were valid votes from valid electors. No Democrats made any case that the electors...
  • Video: Counting of Electoral College Votes The House and Senate convened for a joint session

    01/06/2017 6:12:30 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 45 replies
    C-SPAN (video) ^ | 1/6/2017 | U.S. Congress Joint Session
    It's the sequel 16 years in the making and even better than the original...after their last failed stint in 2001 to overturn an election with multiple bogus objections to the Electoral College Votes, the Congressional Golden Girls return in dramatic fashion with a strong supporting cast of fellow Congressmen and random protesters. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-CA) anchor the starring cast, with a stunning last second cameo performance from Maxine Waters (D-CA), one of the stars from the 2001 original. Other notable appearances: Vice President Joe Biden forced to repeatedly rule on the nonsensical objections that were...
  • Rep. Barbara Lee Exprsses Sympathy With Fidel Castro Mourners

    11/27/2016 9:04:16 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 27, 2016
    Congresswoman Barbara Lee expressed her sympathies with those mourning Cuban president Fidel Castro. He died Friday at age 90.
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ co-founder to attend State of the Union

    01/10/2016 5:03:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WNCN-TV ^ | January 10, 2016 | Lauren Burke, NBC News
    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) - Alicia Garza, one of the founders of Black LIves Matter, will be the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at President Obama's last State of the Union address on Tuesday. Garza is a constituent of Rep. Lee's. The Congresswoman is active on issues of poverty, civil rights and education. "Looking forward to welcoming #BlackLivesMatter co-creator, @aliciagarza, as my #SOTU guest. She's a powerful voice for justice and reform," tweeted Rep. Lee on Friday....
  • How Global Warming Will Lead to Prostitution

    04/02/2015 5:43:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | April 2, 2015 | Robert Knight
    As much of New England continues to dig out from late winters massive snowstorms, the climate change lobby is doubling down. When Boston was inundated with snow in January and February, they were quick to blame what elseglobal warming? Thats still the favored explanation. Beantown got nearly two more inches on March 20, the first day of spring, and has now recorded 110.3 inches, easily shattering the record. In the last 21 years, Boston has had four of its top five heaviest snow seasons, according to But before you suggest that this puts the kibosh on global warming...
  • House Dem: Global Warming Could Force Women to Trade Sex for Food

    03/26/2015 6:14:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A senior House Democrat has once again issued an apocalyptic warning that climate change will hit women harder than men, and that it could drive millions of poor women to engage in transactional sex in order to provide food and water for their families. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) proposed a resolution on Wednesday that said as the climate changes, it will cause food and water scarcity around the world. That will create pressures on poor women in particular, since they are often charged with growing food and collecting water for their families. As resources dwindle, it could force many women...
  • House Dem Warns Climate Change Will Force Millions Of Poor Women To Engage In Transactional Sex

    03/26/2015 4:12:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/26/15
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., proposed a resolution Wednesday that warns climate change and ensuing natural disasters will force millions of vulnerable and poverty-stricken women to engage in transactional sex in order to provide their families with adequate food and water. Lees House Concurrent Resolution 29 says that food and water scarcity will be exacerbated by the effects of climate change, forcing increased conflict and instability that will particularly affect the strain on women farmers who are estimated to produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in most developing countries. [F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Ral Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutirrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • Dems urge Boehner to delay Netanyahu address to Congress

    02/19/2015 11:45:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    A group of 23 liberal House Democrats urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday to delay Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress next month. In the letter spearheaded by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the lawmakers argued that Netanyahu was being used as a "political tool" against President Obama. "As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president," they wrote. Netanyahu's March 3 address will be just two weeks before the Israeli elections and...
  • Dem. Rep. Barbara Lee: Calling terrorists 'Islamic extremists' would anger them

    01/17/2015 11:34:04 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies ^ | 1/16/15 | Joe Newby
    While appearing on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said the Obama administration was correct in refusing to refer to Islamic terrorists as "Islamic extremists," the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. The reason, she explained, is that doing so would anger them and possibly cause them to engage in even more terrorism. "Theyre responsible for ensuring our national security. We have to be careful in our language and how we I dont want to see any more anger and hostility or violence in the world," she said. "Our response to terrorism is a response that...
  • Political Blotter: Barbara Lee blasts those 'demagoguing' NYPD slayings

    12/30/2014 1:00:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group's Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at Dec. 23 Those blaming President Obama, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio or protesters for the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers Saturday are "demagoguing the issues" and doing the nation a disservice, Rep. Barbara Lee said Tuesday. "As someone who supports nonviolence and gun safety and gun control and peaceful resolutions in Congress, I don't think there's any way any of us in the protest movement, in the progressive movement, would condone that" kind of violence,...