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  • Democrat: Pelosi ‘ceded the moral high ground’ on sexual harassment

    11/29/2017 5:28:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/17 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) tore into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for her comments on NBC's "Meet the Press" earlier this week, saying Pelosi "ceded the moral high ground," by praising Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) amid sexual misconduct allegations. “I think that her comments on Sunday set women back and — quite frankly, our party back — decades,” Rice told reporters Wednesday, according to Politico. “I think that we ceded the moral high ground on Sunday when our leader said on ‘Meet the Press’ that John Conyers was an icon and we don’t even know who these women are,...
  • Black caucus members urge U.S. Representative Conyers to resign: sources

    11/28/2017 4:54:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2017 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers’ colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are pressing the 88-year-old lawmaker to resign amid sexual harassment allegations against him, two senior House Democratic aides said on Tuesday.The aides, who asked not to be identified, did not say how many lawmakers were involved in the effort but confirmed a report by CNN that it was underway.
  • Congressional Black Caucus members pushing John Conyers to resign: Report

    11/28/2017 6:42:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/17 | Katie Leach
    Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are speaking with Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., a founding member of the group, about resigning in an effort to salvage his legacy after sexual misconduct allegations, according to a report Tuesday.“There is a feeling among some of our members that we need to protect his legacy," one Democratic staffer told CNN. The members of the caucus who are pushing for Conyers' resignation were not named in the report.Conyers, who has been in the House of Representatives for over 50 years, was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a leader in...
  • Sexual Harassment Standard Different For Congress, SC’s Representative Clyburn Suggests

    11/30/2017 9:59:38 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 11-30-2017 | Noah Feit
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn could find himself in hot water. A flippant response the Columbia Democrat made to reporters while walking in the Capitol is drawing the ire of many. When asked about sexual harassment allegations against colleague Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Clyburn seemed to suggest elected officials should be held to a different standard than other public figures. In a video posted on Twitter, the 77-year-old Clyburn is walking to an elevator with Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), when asked “Other men in other industries have faced similar accusations … and gotten out of the...
  • Oh My: Democratic Rep Suggests John Conyers Accusers Shouldn't Be Believed Because They're White

    11/30/2017 10:35:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We didn’t go there, did we? I mean seriously? Did Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), the third ranking member of the House Democratic Caucus, pretty much insinuate that the accusations against Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) shouldn’t be believed because the accusers are white? Conyers is under fire for sexual misconduct. In 2015, he settled a sexual harassment claim to the tune of $27,000 in taxpayer money. Melanie Sloan, a Washington lawyer, claimed to be the subject of verbal abuse by Conyers, even walking into his office to have the Michigan Democrat half-dressed. She has not alleged any sexual harassment, but Deanna...
  • The growing push for John Conyers to resign, but not Al Franken, has some claiming racial bias

    11/30/2017 3:15:19 PM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 30, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    The racial dynamics of the sexual harassment allegations against Congress' longest-serving member are causing division within the Democratic Party. [Snip] Some have noted that the response to Conyers, who many consider a civil rights icon, seem harsher than how party leaders have responded to other Democrats facing allegations. The congressman's attorney told CNN that Pelosi has to "explain what the discernible difference between Congressman Conyers and Sen. Al Franken is." Conyers's district is predominantly black and includes large portions of Detroit. Franken, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least five women, represents constituents in Minnesota who are...
  • Democratic Congressman makes sexual ‘joke’ about Kellyanne Conway

    03/02/2017 6:44:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 2, 2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    Rep. Cedric Richmond spoke yesterday at the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner. His attempt at a comedy routine wound up being an example of what not to do. Few of his remarks were funny but he really face-planted when he brought up Kellyanne Conway “and the picture on the sofa.” “I really just want to know what was going on there,” Richmond said to Sen. Tim Scott. He continued, “You know I won’t tell anybody and you can just explain to me that circumstance because she really looked kind of familiar in that position.” Richmond was referring to Couchgate. That’s...
  • Kellyanne Conway Speaks Out After Congressman Said She Looked ‘Familiar’ On Her Knees

    03/02/2017 6:26:30 PM PST · by drewh · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3:53 PM 03/02/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Kellyanne Conway believes the news media would be more outraged about a Democratic congressman’s crude joke that the White House staffer looks “familiar” with being on her knees if she were a pro-abortion woman, she told The Daily Caller, adding that she believed the joke was sexist. Asked over text if she thought there would be more media outrage about the comment if she were a liberal woman, Conway told The Daily Caller, “Yes.” She added: “And it is not just if I were a liberal woman, but if I were a pro-abortion one.” “I really just want to know...
  • Disgusting! Democrat Lawmaker Says Kellyanne Conway Looks ‘Familiar’ On Her Knees

    03/02/2017 4:08:37 PM PST · by blueyon · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/02/17 | Cristina Laila
    The Democrats prove once again that they are the true misogynists. Democrat Congressman, Cedric Richmond in Louisiana disrespected Kellyanne Conway by making a crude ‘joke’ about her looking ‘familiar’ on her knees in reference to the picture of her kneeling on the couch in the Oval Office.
  • Video: Rep. Cedric Richmond's 'Jokes' About Trump, Conway, Bannon

    03/02/2017 2:34:15 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 6 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 3/2/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Once again Democrats have again publicly demonstrated how they make up alternative facts, still rewrite history, display humorless partisanship, their reflex to label all Republicans racists, and say what they really think about the correct position of women in the workplace.
  • Dem Congressman Jokes Kellyanne Conway Looks ‘Familiar’ Being on Her Knees

    03/02/2017 9:12:23 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 103 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 2, 2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond (La.) made a crude joke about White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday night during the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner. Richmond joked that Conway looked "familiar" in a position on her knees, referencing a viral photo of Conway kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office, the Daily Caller reported. "You even mentioned Kellyanne and that picture on that sofa," Richmond said during his speech to Republican Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.). "I really want to know what was going on there because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there, but don't...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff

    02/04/2017 12:58:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 291 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-17 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis.
  • Black Democrat: Going Last at Sessions Hearing Like Being Sent to ‘Back of the Bus’

    01/12/2017 6:16:31 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/11/2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    On Wednesday, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) — head of the Congressional Black Caucus — blasted the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision to have three black members of Congress testify last at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) Tuesday confirmation hearing for attorney general, saying it was the equivalent of being sent to the “back of the bus.” “First I want to address my concerns about being made to testify at the end of the witness panels,” Richmond said, according to The Hill. “To have a senator, a House member, and living civil rights legend testify at the end of all of this is...
  • New Orleans police officer remembered as 'real-life hero'(pictures)

    06/27/2015 5:07:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/27/15 | By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The New Orleans Police Department and hundreds of civilians gathered Saturday (June 27) to remember officer Daryle Holloway, shot dead a week earlier while driving an assault suspect to jail. Mourners recalled a father and a "real-life hero" who was quick with a laugh and lived to serve his community. Long after the pews had filled at St. Maria Goretti Roman Catholic Church, uniformed police officers continued to arrive, lining the back of the nave. Patrol cars from all across the region parked on the Crowder Boulevard neutral ground. Mounted officers stood solemn watch outside under the shade of an...
  • 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. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (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...
  • The left wing media once again defiles itself with the phony Scalise story

    01/01/2015 5:37:42 PM PST · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-01-15 | DrJohn
    The charge that Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke at a David Duke organization was something of a surprise. He just doesn't seen like them kind of guy who would do such a thing. It turns out that he didn't. His office issued a statement: “One of the many groups that I spoke to regarding this critical legislation was a group whose views I wholeheartedly condemn,” he said. “It was a mistake I regret, and I emphatically oppose the divisive racial and religious views groups like these hold.” Fellow Congressman Cedric Richmond(D-LA), who is black, issued his own statement: "I don't think...
  • GOP Stand By Scalise, Waits For This Whole Thing To Blow Over

    01/01/2015 12:29:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    By now, you probably already know that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) once addressed a crowd of people in the same hotel where a white nationalist conference was being held in 2002. Scalise, a state representative at the time, spoke hours before the white nationalist meeting began, so it looks like this story turned out to be a big nothing burger. Republicans and Democrats came to Scalise’s aid, with Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) saying that his colleague doesn’t have a “racist bone in his body.” With David Duke in the mix, Scalise, who’s the House Majority Whip, was bound to get some media attention over...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 July 2013

    07/21/2013 5:15:20 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 188 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 21 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 21st, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Kevyn Orr, Detroit's emergency manager; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon and Washington Times columnist.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich.; Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio; Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League.FACE THE NATION (CBS): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and...
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune election recommendations

    10/29/2010 6:37:49 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies
    This newspaper makes the following recommendations for Tuesday's ballot. CONGRESS U.S. Senate David Vitter Much of Sen. Vitter's first term in the Senate came in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches that left 80 percent of New Orleans under water. The senator fought hard to hold the Army Corps of Engineers accountable and to get recovery resources for South Louisiana, including vital funding for coastal restoration. He was a leader in the push to finally close the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, the corps-built waterway that contributed to the devastation during Katrina. He also played an important role in...