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  • Missouri GOP combs past for Planned Parenthood censure rules

    04/04/2016 8:00:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2016 10:45 PM EDT | Adam Aton
    Missouri Republicans are looking back more than a century for guidance as they consider whether to hold a regional Planned Parenthood CEO in contempt of the Senate — a rare judgment that could carry jail time. Senators from both parties have raised questions about how they’d carry out a process that may include testimony before the entire chamber, arrests and sentencing decisions. They’ve found little direction from recent history; so far, legislative librarians say the last contempt proceeding they’ve found occurred in 1903. A Senate panel is to consider proposals Tuesday that would summon Mary Kogut, who heads Planned Parenthood...
  • If He Goes, Censure Him

    10/08/2015 1:56:28 PM PDT · by Twotone · 33 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Scott McKay
    If President Barack Obama follows through on his threat to visit Roseburg, Oregon later this week the House must pass a resolution of censure before he gets off Air Force One. Call the president’s planned trip to the site of the Umpqua Community College shootings last week the straw that broke the camel’s back, if you will. But his announcement Monday evening that he was going to Roseburg, after prominent individuals including the publisher of the local newspaper had made it clear he was not welcome there as a result of his statements following the shootings, display a crass disregard...
  • Supreme Court Will Not Hear Rangel Censure

    10/07/2015 4:02:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) who was seeking to overturn his Censure by the House of Representatives. Lower courts had ruled that they have no jurisdiction over internal workings of the House. Rangel was censured by the by the entire House of Representatives on December 2, 2010 by a vote of 333-79, the first member to be Censured in 27 years. The action was the result, in part, of investigations by NLPC. Among the counts alleged by the Ethics Committee were Rangel’s failure to pay taxes on rental income from...
  • Clark County GOP party may censure Herrera Beutler

    01/13/2015 5:12:54 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 8 replies
    The Columbian ^ | January 12, 2015 | Lauren Dake, Columbian political writer
    By Lauren Dake, Columbian political writer Published: January 12, 2015, 4:55 PM Updated: January 12, 2015, 7:47 PM The Clark County Republican Party is expected to vote at its next meeting on whether to censure U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. If passed, the move could mean Herrera Beutler would be banned from speaking at any campaign events sponsored by the Clark County GOP or from being featured in any of the local party’s literature. In part, the motion reads: “Please understand, we receive no satisfaction from disciplining one of our own. However, silence is acceptance, and we cannot accept...
  • How to Rebuke a President

    11/23/2014 7:15:20 AM PST · by ReaganThatcherJohnPaul2 · 19 replies
    For responding to a president who defies his constitutional limits, Congress is said to possess four powers: to impeach, to defund, to investigate, and to withhold confirmation of nominees. But there is a fifth recourse, which the new Republican Congress might consider in view of President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants: the power to censure. In fact, censure could work in tandem with Congress’s other powers, helping the legislature make the moral case for responding to the president’s lawlessness.
  • Rep. Rangel gets court date to fight congressional censure

    08/19/2014 12:23:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court has set a Nov. 13 date to hear oral arguments in Rep. Charles Rangel’s lawsuit against his House colleagues, who censured the New York Democrat in 2010. Mr. Rangel has argued the House failed to give him due process when it investigated and voted to censure him, and he is seeking to have the smear expunged. His case has already been rejected by a federal district court, which said he didn’t have standing to sue and, even if he did, the court wouldn’t touch what was an internal House matter, better left as a “political question.”
  • Another South Carolina ‘Smack Down’ for Senator Lindsey Graham

    05/17/2014 6:13:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 5/17/14 | Sonya Sasser
    There is less than one month to go before the June 10th primary and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has just received yet another censure from South Carolina Republicans. According to Conservative Fifty: “On Monday evening the Charleston County GOP, one of the largest and most active county GOP groups in South Carolina, passed a censure resolution against Graham by a vote of 39-32. Charleston becomes the 9th county GOP to censure Graham since August. Other counties to censure Graham are Lexington, Pickens, Anderson, Laurens, Orangeburg, Greenville, Fairfield, and Chesterfield. All of the 9 censure measures have cited similar points where...
  • Lindsey Graham Got Censured Again

    01/17/2014 8:14:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 1/17/14
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) has been censured by yet another local Republican Party organization, the website is reporting. With the support of 78 percent of its members, the Pickens County Republican Party passed a cookie cutter resolution this week accusing Graham of committing “a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party.” The resolution lists roughly thirty such actions – most of them copied and pasted from prior censure resolutions against Graham. Included on the list? Graham’s support for the National Security...
  • Rep. Rangel files appeal over House censure

    01/08/2014 11:20:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    Rep. Charles Rangel isn’t letting a federal judge have the final word in his recently dismissed lawsuit against the House over a humiliating 2010 censure vote. A month after U.S. District Judge John Bates tossed the longtime New York Democrat’s complaint, his private attorney, Jay Goldberg, filed an appeal, according to court records Tuesday. The House censured Mr. Rangel in 2010 for failure to disclose rental income on a vacation house and breaking House rules that ban members from taking gifts.

    10/15/2013 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 32 replies
    Fit News ^ | 10/15/13
    We’ve written extensively of late regarding the widening divide between fiscally conservative Republicans and the “neoconservative” fiscally liberal wing of the party – led by U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn. In fact according to the website Mississippi PEP, they’ve censured him. For those of you unfamiliar with this aging RINO, Cochran is one of several Southern “Republicans” who habitually caves to U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats (along with Graham, North Carolina’s Richard Burr, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander and Georgia’s Johnny Isakson). “When any official continues to engage repeatedly in a course of conduct that violates...
  • Momentum Building Against Lindsey Graham in SC GOP Primary

    10/08/2013 10:43:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/8/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Momentum appears to be building in South Carolina against Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who faces three challengers in next year’s June primary. On Monday evening, the Greenville County, SC GOP executive committee, an official arm of the state's Republican Party, passed a 29-point censure of Graham’s activities in Washington. “Initially a voice vote was taken and newly elected County Chair Chad Groover ruled that the nays won, at which point there were several calls for ‘division,’” The South Carolina Conservative’s Javan Browder wrote on Tuesday morning. “Groover recognized the call for division and a standing vote was taken, and the...
  • Same-sex marriage ruling sparks Pa. House dispute

    06/28/2013 6:50:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2013 9:55 PM EDT | Mark Scolforo
    An openly gay Pennsylvania state lawmaker asked his legislative colleagues Thursday to censure an archconservative colleague who a day earlier had prevented him from making floor remarks about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage rulings. Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, asked the chamber to reprimand Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, at the close of session because of an interview Metcalfe gave to explain why he exercised his right to prevent him from speaking on the topic during session. “His comments did not live up to the standards set by this body,” Sims said on the floor. …
  • Rangel sues Boehner seeking to overturn House Ethics censure

    04/22/2013 2:34:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is suing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and six other lawmakers, charging that they mishandled the Ethics investigation that led to his public censure in late 2010. In a complaint filed Monday in federal court in Washington D.C., Rangel claims the Ethics Committee that investigated his alleged wrongdoing are guilty of "numerous flagrant, knowing and intentional violations" of his due process rights. House members who approved his censure were "knowingly deceived" by the committee leaders – including then-Chairman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and ranking member Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) – into thinking that the probe "had been conducted in...
  • Awkward: House leaders to honor (tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel nine months after censure

    09/21/2011 6:22:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/11 | Russell Berman
    Awkward: House leaders to honor Rangel nine months after censureBy Russell Berman - 09/21/11 04:43 PM ET It may be one of the more awkward honorary ceremonies in recent memory. On Thursday, House leaders will pay tribute to Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), less than a year after the House formally censured the former chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will speak at a ceremony to unveil Rangel’s official portrait as chairman of the storied committee, which the longtime New York Democrat led from 2007 until March 2010, when party leaders pressured him to give up...
  • Whaling meeting 'ignores needs of whales' (IWC Censures Sea Shepherd)

    07/17/2011 2:42:46 AM PDT · by tlb · 72 replies
    bbc ^ | 14 July 2011 | Richard Black
    The International Whaling Commission's (IWC) annual meeting has closed after a tense final day when relations between opposing blocs came close to collapse. Latin American nations attempted to force a vote on a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic. Pro-whaling countries walked out, but eventually it was decided to shelve any vote until next year's meeting. Earlier in the meeting, governments agreed new regulations designed to prevent "cash for votes" scandals that have plagued the IWC in the past, and passed a resolution censuring the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for putting safety at risk during its...
  • Capuano now says he regrets urging union protesters to get 'bloody' (Congressman who urged civility)

    02/23/2011 4:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23, 2011 | John Ellement
    US Representative Michael E. Capuano, who decried violent political rhetoric after last month’s fatal shooting rampage in Tucson, said today he regrets urging union workers at a rally in Boston on Tuesday to “get a little bloody.” “I strongly believe in standing up for worker rights and my passion for preserving those rights may have gotten the best of me yesterday in an unscripted speech,” the Somerville Democrat said in a statement released this afternoon. “I wish I had used different language to express my passion and I regret my choice of words." Capuano was referring to remarks he made...
  • Honolulu City Councilman demonstrates his priorities.

    02/09/2011 7:34:16 AM PST · by Lornik · 12 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | February 6, 2011 | Andrew Walden
    The City of Honolulu and State of Hawaii, mired in debt from years of bowing to unions and paying attention to everything but their jobs, continue to 'inspire' their voters with an attempt to censure Rush Limbaugh over his comments on Chinese Dictator Hu Jintao.
  • Rangel’s censure in proud Democrat tradition of representing Harlem

    12/03/2010 5:26:44 PM PST · by JoeA · 1 replies ^ | 12/3/2010 | Joe Alfieri
    Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel continues to represent the citizens of Harlem in Congress, despite his censure by the House for ethics violations. Rangel was found guilty of violating no less than 11 ethics rules by a House committee, including not paying taxes on a residence for, oh, about 17 years. Readers are cautioned to not try this at home—lest they wind up in jail. Rangel therefore carries on the proud tradition of representing the people of Harlem established by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  • House Censures Rangel

    12/02/2010 4:53:24 PM PST · by speciallybland · 37 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 12/02/2010 | Billy House
    In a historic action against one of its own, the House Thursday voted 333 to 79 to censure Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on 11 charges of violating rules of the chamber -- a vote that overwhelming yet clearly wrenching for many of his colleagues. Following the vote, Rangel walked down to the well of the House to receive his public rebuke, alone and looking somber, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) read a list of the violations. When she concluded, Rangel responded, "I just want all of you to know that I know in all my heart that I will not...
  • House Censures Charles Rangel; Ex-Ways and Means Chair DID Profit From Corruption

    12/02/2010 3:48:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 2, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    On the House floor tonight, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) again asserted that he did not personally gain from the acts of which he is accused, notwithstanding the fact that he failed to report, or pay taxes on, rental income received from his Dominican Republic beach house. Rangel seems to believe that if you repeatedly say something, it becomes true, no matter how absurd. After we exposed this tax evasion, we took an even closer look at Rangel's finances and history. In September 2009, we filed a Complaint with the Ethics Committee alleging that Rangel hid more income from a six-unit...
  • Full House Votes On (tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel Censure Today

    12/02/2010 12:03:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/02/10
    Full House Votes On Rangel Censure TodayDecember 2, 2010 12:12 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The once powerful Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel lobbied colleagues against long odds Thursday in an effort to receive punishment milder than censure by the House for ethical misconduct. A half-dozen supporters spoke on Rangel’s behalf at a closed-door Democratic meeting hours before the House was to discipline the New York Democrat for financial and fundraising misconduct. But Rangel would need to overcome the 9-1 vote for censure from an ethics panel that has five members from each party. “I think it’s important for members on...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel Censure Heads to House Floor

    11/30/2010 9:18:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | 11/29/10
    Rangel Censure Heads to House FloorUpdated: Monday, 29 Nov 2010, 9:15 PM EST (NewsCore) - The House ethics committee Monday night sent its censure resolution of Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) to the House floor. Committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) confirmed the move to Fox News Channel. The resolution is "privileged," meaning it goes immediately to the front of the legislative line. The House either considers the resolution right away, or can wait no more than two days to debate it. Rangel told Fox he has not been informed when the resolution would come up. "It's up to the chairman," said...
  • Rangel‘s ’Last Stand’: Congressman Wants House to Reject Censure

    11/28/2010 10:02:29 AM PST · by SumProVita · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 28, 2010 | Scott Baker
    Rep. Charles Rangel isabout make a last stand to attempt to save his reputation by explaining to the House that a censure should only be for crooked politicians. Then he's going to argue that he is not a crooked politician. (This is a rewording form the site.) Go to the source to get full information.
  • Rangel's supporters urge 'no' vote on censure (And YOU TOO can cheat on your taxes! Whoo hoo!)

    11/21/2010 8:43:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    WXOW ^ | 11/21/10 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    Rangel's supporters urge 'no' vote on censureBy KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Updated: Nov 21, 2010 11:14 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Supporters of Rep. Charles Rangel said Sunday that the Democratic lawmaker has been punished enough by the House ethics committee's two-year investigation and should not by censured by the full Congress. "Charlie Rangel is a giant," said former Mayor David Dinkins. "He's a man who has served not only the 15th Congressional District but this city. He's served this nation. .... There's nothing to be gained by seeking to further humiliate this great man." The House ethics committee...
  • Rangel censure specter draws sadness, scorn in NY (Veep & RAT bigs hang him out to dry)

    11/20/2010 8:21:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/19/10 | Beth Fouhy
    Rangel censure specter draws sadness, scorn in NYBy Beth Fouhy, Associated Press – Fri Nov 19, 8:30 pm ET NEW YORK – The prospect of a public scolding in Washington for Rep. Charles Rangel over ethics violations has drawn both sadness and scorn in his Harlem neighborhood, where he was just re-elected with 81 percent of the vote and remains an icon to residents who say they'll be the ones to decide his political fate. "Charles Rangel has done so much for this community in the Congress, I think he should go out when he damn well pleases," said Rachel...
  • Committee Recommends Censure for Rangel

    11/18/2010 3:51:09 PM PST · by Panzerlied · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 18, 2010, 12:03 pm | Andy Newman
    The House ethics committee has recommended censure for Representative Charles B. Rangel for ethics violations. It was the committee’s counsel, R. Blake Chisam, who acted as prosecutor in the case, who recommended that Mr. Rangel be censured, a stronger punishment than a reprimand but well short of expulsion. Shortly before the committee of five Democrats and five Republicans began deliberations, Mr. Rangel, his voice cracking, pleaded for his colleagues to keep in mind that whatever his misdeeds, he was not corrupt. Mr. Rangel, 80, a Democrat who has represented Harlem since 1970, was found guilty on Tuesday of 11 breaches...
  • Ethics chief counsel recommends censure for Rangel

    11/18/2010 10:47:55 AM PST · by Justaham · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1-18-10 | Larry Margasak
    The House ethics committee's chief counsel recommended Thursday that veteran Rep. Charles Rangel be censured for financial and fundraising misconduct as lawmakers neared closure on an embarrassing 2 1/2-year-long scandal. Chief counsel Blake Chisman called for the punishment despite the veteran New York congressman's plea, in a prepared statement in advance of the hearing, for "a drop of fairness and mercy." If Chisam's recommendation is carried out, it would be the most serious punishment short of expulsion that could be meted out by the House. Chisam and Rangel argued their positions at a public hearing on sanctions, where the 80-year-old...
  • Ethics Chief Counsel Recommends Censure for Rangel

    11/18/2010 10:21:59 AM PST · by Mozilla · 15 replies
    abc news ^ | 11-18-10 | LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press
    The House ethics committee's chief counsel has recommended that Rep. Charles Rangel be censured in connection with a finding that he engaged in improper financial and fundraising conduct. Chief counsel Blake Chisman called for this punishment despite the New York Democrat's plea to his colleagues for "a drop of fairness and mercy." If Chisam's recommendation is carried out, this would be the most serious punishment, short of expulsion, which is highly unlikely. Chisam and Rangel argued their positions Thursday in a public hearing on sanctions held by the ethics committee.
  • Aiken (SC) GOP censures Graham

    09/05/2010 7:13:05 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    AIKEN -- The Aiken County Republican Party has approved a formal censure of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The party's executive committee took the action Thursday, joining a handful of other county parties, including Greenville's GOP. Committee member Pete Seaha, who also is the Aiken County Tea Party chairman, wrote the resolution and introduced it at the meeting. The resolution states in part that Graham won't be invited to any party meetings or events. "I don't believe the senator is sticking to conservative Republican principles," said Seaha. "In my mind, the senator has disrespected his constituents. He has said publicly...
  • Biden Claims: No Body Count from Iraq War!

    07/06/2010 1:23:01 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/6/10 | Peter Andrew
    BIDEN: "I think Americans will recognize that there aren’t body counts . . .that they got 95,000 people home." Vice President Joe, Joey Buttafuoco, "Bite-me", Biden says there are no body counts from the Iraq war! We all know he's an idiot, but this one perhaps takes the cake. WTH is he talking about? Remember all the Bush Death Counts the left kept when it was Bush's war?... Hey Joey, there are indeed body counts. There are thousands of lives that have been lost, and many more that have been changed forever due to the sacrifices those in our military...
  • Milwaukee Custard Shop Manager Tells VP Joe Biden “Lower Our Taxes”- Video

    06/26/2010 4:54:34 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 111 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | Saturday June 26, 2010
    Vice-President Joe Biden at Kopp’s Frozen Custard in the Milwaukee area, where he was appearing with Democrat Sen. Russ Feingold. The two were eating custard there, and when Biden approached the manager with some money and asked, “What do I owe you,” the manager just responded, “Lower our taxes and we’ll call it even.”Biden later jokingly called the manager a “smart-ass,” telling him, “Why don’t you say something nice?”Biden was clearly not expecting that! Great response!
  • Iran may escape censure at nuclear treaty meeting

    05/25/2010 7:46:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/25/10 | Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran may escape censure at a meeting of the 189 signatories of a global anti-nuclear arms pact, despite growing concerns that Tehran might be developing atomic weapons, according to a draft declaration. The United States and other countries say Iran is in breach of its obligations under the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a landmark arms-control pact that has been the focus of a month-long conference and review wrapping up this week. A draft declaration prepared by conference president Libran Cabactulan of the Philippines fails to mention Iran or its nuclear program, though it names India,...
  • 'U.S. told Palestinians it would consider allowing UN censure of Israel'

    04/30/2010 5:55:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 352+ views
    haaretz ^ | 4/30/10 | Haaretz Service
    The Obama administration would consider allowing the United Nations Security Council to censure Israel over its activity in West Bank settlements in order to encourage the Palestinians to participate in peace talks, a Palestinian source told The Guardian on Friday. According to the source, U.S. special Mideast envoy George Mitchell's deputy, David Hale, told Abbas that the Obama administration views Israeli construction in East Jerusalem as "provocative."
  • Massa under investigation for allegedly groping male staffers

    03/09/2010 12:22:19 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 80 replies · 444+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) has been under investigation for allegations that he groped multiple male staffers working in his office, according to three sources familiar with the probe. The allegations surrounding the former lawmaker date back at least a year, and involve "a pattern of behavior and physical harassment," according to one source. The new claims of alleged groping contradict statements by Massa, who resigned his office on Monday after it became public that he was the subject of a House ethics committee investigation for possible harassment. Massa had said that the allegations were limited to his use of...
  • Was Joe Wilson censured because he's white?

    09/26/2009 11:40:42 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 833+ views
    Have you seen this article For the Black Caucus, New Power and an Urgency in Using It? Seems to me like that's exactly what the WaPo came dangerously close to admitting to.
  • Comcast forced subsribers to watch trashing of Rep. Wilson this afternoon in Western Washington

    09/15/2009 8:47:26 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 38 replies · 1,369+ views
    Vanity | 09-15-2009 | Fireman15
    This afternoon our Comcast digital cable box switched to C-span by itself while Democrats were trashing Rep. Wilson. The box would not allow us to watch any other station for approximately 15 minutes. When I called to complain Comcast technical support said that they were performing a "test of the emergency broadcast system" that switched all digital boxes in Western Washington to C-span and would not allow subscribers to watch anything else. They said that the programming taking place on C-span was merely a coincidence.
  • Wilson Defends Outburst, Says He Will Not Apologize on House Floor

    09/13/2009 7:54:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies · 2,246+ views ^ | Sunday, September 13, 2009 |
    Rep. Joe Wilson said Sunday that he will not apologize on the House floor for his outburst during President Obama's health care address, even though Democratic leaders have threatened to formally discipline him if he does not. Wilson noted that he already apologized directly to the White House after shouting, "You lie," to the president during his Wednesday address to a joint session of Congress. The outburst triggered a political firestorm, but Wilson told "FOX News Sunday" that Democrats are just "playing politics" by trying to drag out the issue and force another apology. "I've apologized one time. The apology was accepted...
  • House Democrats to Wilson: Apologize or Face Censure

    09/10/2009 4:03:34 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 41 replies · 1,484+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/10/2009 | Fox News
    On the House floor where President Obama spoke just a half-day earlier, two words shouted by a Republican congressman reverberated louder than the finer points of the health care debate.
  • Pelosi: Forget censure of Wilson (it would actually permit an airing of grievances and defense)

    09/10/2009 12:36:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 82 replies · 3,577+ views
    UPI ^ | 9-10-2009 | no byline
    Democrats must drop efforts to censure a GOP representative who shouted "You lie" during President Obama's speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. Democratic leaders Thursday were looking into what formal action the House could take against Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., whose outburst during Obama's address on healthcare reform to a joint session of Congress the night before, shocked the chamber, The Hill reported. "It's time for us to talk about healthcare, not Joe Wilson," said Pelosi, D-Calif. One option Democrats considered was censure. Pelosi nixed censure, as well as a call for Wilson to apologize on the floor. "I'm...
  • California GOP reprimands 6 lawmakers on taxes

    02/22/2009 10:58:01 PM PST · by South40 · 11 replies · 685+ views
    San iego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/22/2009 | JUDY LIN
    SACRAMENTO — In keeping with the California Republican Party's theme of railing against taxes and those who support them, convention delegates on Sunday approved a symbolic measure reprimanding six GOP lawmakers who voted for the largest tax increase in state history. The measure, which denies the six party funding for the 2010 election, was approved swiftly and without debate Sunday as the party's twice-annual convention wrapped up in Sacramento. An earlier version of the measure contained stronger language, calling for a censure. Three lawmakers each from the Senate and Assembly broke ranks last week to give Democrats and Gov. Arnold...
  • Who is the coward?

    02/19/2009 11:17:47 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies · 1,485+ views
    Power Line ^ | February 19, 2009 | Paul Mirengoff
    Attorney General Holder has called America "a nation of cowards" when it comes to "things racial." According to Holder, "average Americans" are afraid to "talk enough with each other about race." By using the word "cowards," Holder has gotten himself some attention, at least for today. That's ironic because his (long-winded speech) is 99 percent content free. To add to the irony, in the one place where Holder introduces a little content, he demonstrates that he has no interest in genuine dialogue, and reveals himself to be a "coward" on "things racial." Here is Holder on the crucial issue of...
  • Murtha Maintains He Was Right to Say Marines ‘Killed Innocent Civilians in Cold Blood’

    12/11/2008 1:18:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies · 2,150+ views Murtha Maintains He Was Right to Say Marines ‘Killed Innocent Civilians in Cold Blood’ Thursday, December 11, 2008 By Nicholas Ballasy ( - Although all of the charges have been dropped against all of the Marines – except for one – involved in the killing of Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005, Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) said he stands by his May 2006 remarks that the soldiers involved “killed innocent civilians in cold blood.” “Yes, I think it was,” the right thing to say, Murtha told on Wednesday. “That’s my job. My job is due. Listen, the NCIS...
  • Senator Coburn (R-OK)defended for delivering babies for free

    08/14/2008 7:02:31 AM PDT · by hreardon · 19 replies · 227+ views
    KSWO=TV, Lawton, OK ^ | August 13, 2008 | Ron Jenkins
    The Oklahoma Legislature's only doctor says U.S. senators should thank Sen. Tom Coburn for delivering babies for free, instead of trying to censure him under ethics rules. State Rep. Doug Cox called the situation "ridiculous," referring to recent reports of an escalation in a long-running fight between Coburn and the Senate Ethics Committee.
  • House Tables Resolution To Censure Rep. Rangel (Crimes? All depends on the definition. Shhhh...)

    08/01/2008 9:19:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 174+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/01/08 | Christopher Lee
    House Tables Resolution To Censure Rep. RangelBy Christopher Lee Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, August 1, 2008; A15 Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) had a tough July, and yesterday he had to scramble to keep it from ending on another down note. Rangel and his fellow Democrats beat back a resolution by House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) that would have publicly censured the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee over his rental of four New York City apartments -- including one he used as a campaign office -- at below-market rates. The measure branded the apartment deal...
  • Letter from Obama on his Rush Limbaugh censure vote

    11/13/2007 8:53:03 PM PST · by valkyry1 · 53 replies · 223+ views
    Self | 13 November 2007 | Self
    I sent email and letters out to Durbin, Obama, Clinton, and Reid blasting them over their abuse of the Senate to censure Rush Limabugh. This is what I got back from Obama. I don't know if its a form letter or not, has anyone else received the same or similar reply? Regardless, it will take me a little time to respond, but when I do I will blast him even more. Any good ideas will be appreciated. Regards, Below is the text of 'Bamas reply.
  • Senate Condemns MoveOn.Org

    09/20/2007 10:50:01 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 143 replies · 1,280+ views
    The Seante voted (75-25) to condemn MoveOn.Org for its despicable advertisement in the new York Times. The measure garnered 75 votes which means that at least 26 Democrats voted for it. Hopefully, Democrats are beginning to feel the heat for their anti-war stance.
  • Democrats Introduce Censure Resolutions Aimed at Bush, Cheney and Gonzales

    08/06/2007 12:57:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,761+ views on ^ | 8/6/07 | Keith Perine
    Democrats have introduced resolutions in the House and Senate that would censure President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., introduced the censure resolutions in the Senate on Aug. 4; New York Democrat Maurice D. Hinchey introduced them in the House a day later. One resolution (S Res 302, H Res. 625), would censure Bush and Cheney for “misleading the American people” about the need to invade and occupy Iraq, as well as for poor planning and conduct of the war. The other measure (S Res 303, H Res. 626) would censure Bush and...
  • Feingold Hears Support for Censure (A Whopping Forty-Four People Agree!)

    07/30/2007 4:44:13 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies · 579+ views
    Beaver Dam Daily Citizen ^ | July 30, 2007 | Staff Writer
    REESEVILLE, WI -- Sen. Russ Feingold began holding listening sessions in every Wisconsin county 14 years ago in order to ensure that he was responsive to the needs of his constituents. The more time the Democratic U.S. senator spends in Washington, the more he appreciates another fringe benefit of his visits home. "I come home every weekend and I do these meetings, and I talk to people and I go to the store, to the health club, and I get the feeling that I'm NOT completely crazy," Feingold said. "Unless we ALL are."And I don't think we are." Rebuked by...
  • Censure Schumer

    07/28/2007 4:44:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 1,764+ views
    Blogs for Bush ^ | July 27, 2007 | Matt Margolis
    Okay, enough is enough. Senator Charles Schumer is now saying that the Senate should not confirm another Supreme Court nominee under President “except in extraordinary circumstances.” While most of us have been fairly pleased with a number of decent rulings by the Supreme Court recently, Democrats are furious that they've lost some hold on the only branch of government they have left to impose their agenda. A White House spokeswoman, Dana Perino, said Schumer's comments show "a tremendous disrespect for the Constitution" by suggesting that the Senate not confirm nominees. "This is the kind of blind obstruction that people have...
  • Censuring The Truth

    07/23/2007 6:13:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 772+ views
    IBD ^ | July 23, 2007
    Politics: Sen. Russ Feingold wants to "censure" President Bush for unconstitutional acts. But since the Constitution gives Congress no such powers, censuring the president would be the real unconstitutional act. In its genius, the U.S. Constitution clearly and simply describes how Congress may act against a sitting president accused of misdeeds. The House of Representatives "shall have the sole power of impeachment," it states, and the Senate "shall have the sole power to try all impeachments." Congress can and has censured its own lawbreaking or unethical members. But when it comes to the president, it's either impeachment or nothing. In...