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  • Chaffetz to Johnson: "Did the President change the law?"

    12/06/2014 3:21:45 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Jason Chafffetz
    House Homeland Security Committee December 2, 2014
  • Chaffetz succeeds Issa on Oversight

    11/18/2014 4:42:00 PM PST · by maggief · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday won a competitive four-way race to become the House Oversight Committee chairman in the new Congress starting in January. Chaffetz and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and John Mica (R-Fla.) vied to succeed current Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who is term-limited, for the high-profile gavel. All four candidates emphasized throughout their candidacies that they'd try to run the committee differently from Issa's controversial tenure. Over the course of the last two days, the House GOP Steering Committee, a panel consisting of elected leadership, top committee chairmen and regional representatives that determines...
  • Immigration worker union warns ‘serious threat’ of ISIS entering US (Kelly-Chaffetz VIDEO)

    09/18/2014 2:46:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2014
    <p>The union representing America's immigration caseworkers warned Thursday of the "real and serious threat" that Islamic State terrorists could gain entry to the United States, either by slipping through the southern U.S. border or exploiting "loose and lax" visa policies.</p>
  • Benghazi Select Committee Answers 'What Difference Does It Make?'

    09/18/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Democrats claim it's been asked and answered, but the question of why four Americans had to die in a diplomatic outpost in a terrorist haven with inadequate security and no plans for rescue has not. That all questions regarding Benghazi have not been answered and new ones have in fact arisen was shown by the recent revelation by former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell to reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Maxwell said he witnessed State Department personnel sifting through stacks of documents and emails to filter out those that would put the department in a bad light before turning any over...
  • Watch: Former IRS official struggles to remember who she worked with:

    06/25/2014 1:28:21 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 25 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Jennifer O’Connor, a former IRS attorney who now works in the White House, struggled on Tuesday to remember the names of her former IRS colleagues before a House oversight hearing. O’Connor, now in the Office of White House Counsel, testified in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on what she knew about efforts to gather together emails that Republicans are seeking as they investigate the IRS’ targeting scandal. ​ But in one conversation with Rep. (R-Utah), O’Connor had trouble remembering who she dealt with at all during her six months at the IRS. Chaffetz started by asking who she...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • Cummings tries to DECEIVE regarding military response to Benghazi attack, Issa and Chaffetz respond

    05/01/2014 1:50:23 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 1, 2014
    Cummings is a despicable human being. In Retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell’s prepared testimony at the hearing today, he said this: There are accounts of time, space and capability discussions of the question, could we have gotten there in time to make a difference. Well, the discussion is not in the “could or could not” in relation to time, space and capability — the point is we should have tried. As another saying goes: “Always move to the sound of the guns.” He’s simply saying that the discussion should never be can or can’t we make a difference...
  • Internet gambling could soon be imposed on all 50 states

    04/09/2014 9:32:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)
    We need to have a debate about whether we really want a full casino attached to every smartphone in America. With the wave of the executive branch magic wand, unfettered Internet gambling could soon be imposed on all 50 states. When the Department of Justice (DOJ) unilaterally reinterpreted the 1961 Wire Act in December 2011, the DOJ circumvented the democratic process and opened the door for a massive policy change absent any significant public debate. We unequivocally oppose the legalization of online gaming.
  • Congress to hold hearing on SEAL Team 6 crash

    12/16/2013 11:13:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    A congressional oversight committee will hold a hearing in January on a helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 Americans, including 22 members of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6. The House Oversight subcommittee on National Security, led by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), will hold the hearing sometime in January to probe the 2011 crash, a spokeswoman for Chaffetz said. Witnesses for the hearing have not yet been determined, the spokeswoman said. Chaffetz’s panel began investigating the deadly crash in the summer, after victims’ families said the Pentagon did not provide sufficient answers about the attack on Aug. 6, 2011,...
  • Valerie Jarrett’s ‘Flexibility’ to Negotiate Iran deal

    11/30/2013 4:09:34 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | shoebat
    The now infamous ‘open mic’ moment between Barack Obama and then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev captured Obama talking about having “more flexibility” after being re-elected. The comments were made at a nuclear summit in Seoul, South Korea on March 26, 2012. Shortly before asking Medvedev for “flexibility”, Obama was overheard asking his Russian counterpart to relay a message to Vladimir Putin In reporting the incident, The New York Times implied the comment had to do with “…objections in Russia to the American plans for a missile defense system based in Europe.” How about the other portion of the Obama quote,...
  • EPA official who faked CIA ties takes the Fifth

    10/01/2013 1:24:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/1/13 | Erica Martinson
    The former senior EPA adviser who stole $900,000 from taxpayers while posing as a CIA agent pleaded the Fifth on Tuesday morning — shortly before House members expressed outrage upon learning that he’s still due to get his government pension. John C. Beale invoked his right not to incriminate himself when facing questioning from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, just four days after he pleaded guilty to charges that could bring him three years in prison.“Mr. Beale, do you have a statement?” panel Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) asked during the hearing. “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. No I do...
  • House panel probing chopper crash that killed SEAL Team 6 members

    07/25/2013 11:01:55 AM PDT · by don-o · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2013 | Judson Berger
    A House panel is investigating the 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan in which 30 Americans were killed, after victims' family members voiced concern that the government may have been partly to blame for the tragedy. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, confirmed to FoxNews.com that his subcommittee on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is probing the crash, and lawmakers probably will hold at least one hearing. snip Chaffetz questioned, for instance, the military's claim that the helicopter's black box washed away and was lost. "Really, seriously?" Chaffetz said. He also questioned the claim that the bodies were cremated, saying one...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 May 2013

    05/19/2013 4:38:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 May 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 19th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pfeiffer, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Rep. David Camp, R-Mich.; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pfeiffer, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Sen. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt.THIS WEEK (ABC): Pfeiffer; Sen. Robert Menendez, D- N.J.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Pfeiffer, Sen. Rand...
  • GOP Rep.: White House ‘Hand-Selected’ Benghazi E-Mails

    05/16/2013 7:42:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    GOP Rep.: White House ‘Hand-Selected’ Benghazi E-Mails By Andrew Johnson May 16, 2013 10:03 AM Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said the White House e-mails about Benghazi that were released last night were “hand-selected” to leave out other important documents. “I know absolutely, for total certainty, this is just but a small smidgeon of what they have,” Chaffetz said. There are 25,000-pages worth of documents, he said, but the White House released only100 total pages. “The White House has hand-selected these,” he added.
  • Obama has explaining to do on Benghazi

    05/11/2013 7:46:23 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2013 | Rep.Jason Chaffetz
    Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz represents Utah's 3rd Congressional District. Washington (CNN) -- In testimony that sharply contradicted the Obama administration's initial narrative of the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, three witnesses shared firsthand accounts this week of what happened before, during and after the attack. The three testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, recounting the horrific events that took the lives of four heroic Americans that day at the U.S. Consulate. Much of what we have known about Benghazi to this point has come from Obama administration sources. The accounts of these...
  • Democrat Asks Hicks Five Times About Being Told Not to Be Interviewed by Chaffetz

    05/08/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/13 | staff
    Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) repeatedly asked Gregory Hicks Wednesday to verify his remarks that lawyers at the State Department told him not to be interviewed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) about the Benghazi attacks. At one point, she asked him to distinguish between the terms “isolated” and “personally interviewed.” “That’s the meaning of isolated, not to be personally interviewed,” Hicks replied. SPEIER: You said earlier today the lawyers at state told you not to talk to Mr. Chaffetz when he came. That’s what I wrote down. Would you just verify that’s what you said? HICKS: We were not...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 April 2013

    04/28/2013 4:48:53 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 75 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 April 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 28th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): en. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): en. Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Bennie...
  • State Department preparing for Libya bombshell?

    12/15/2012 3:11:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/12
    State Department preparing for Libya bombshell?Published December 14, 2012 FoxNews.com Susan Rice's abrupt withdrawal from consideration for secretary of state, coupled with suggestions from the State Department that Secretary Hillary Clinton may not testify as scheduled next week, has stirred speculation that something big is brewing in the Libya terror attack investigation. "You're starting to see the State Department squirm a little bit," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said. For the better part of the last three months, an independent board has been conducting a review for the State Department of the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi. In anticipation of...
  • Chaffetz: State Dept. Hiding Benghazi Survivors

    12/12/2012 5:52:46 PM PST · by kristinn · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured and are still recovering. “My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how...
  • Chaffetz: State Dept Hiding Benghazi Survivors

    12/12/2012 5:54:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/12 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured and are still recovering. “My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how...
  • Documents show Stevens worried about Libya security threats, Al Qaeda before consulate attack

    10/19/2012 11:56:57 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-19-2012 | James Rosen
    Across 166 pages of internal State Department documents -- released Friday by a pair of Republican congressmen pressing the Obama administration for more answers on the Benghazi terrorist attack -- slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and the security officers assigned to protect him repeatedly sounded alarms to their superiors in Washington about the intensifying lawlessness and violence in Eastern Libya, where Stevens ultimately died. On Sept. 11 -- the day Stevens and three other Americans were killed -- the ambassador signed a three-page cable, labeled "sensitive," in which he noted "growing problems with security" in Benghazi and "growing...
  • CNN's O'Brien Furiously Spins to Blame Republicans in Congress for Dead in Benghazi

    10/10/2012 8:30:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 10, 2012 | Matt Vespa
    With a House Oversight committee slated to hold a hearing on the deadly Benghazi consulate terrorist attack at noon today, there was really no excuse for CNN's Starting Point to not cover the story. But alas, anchor Soledad O'Brien checked her journalistic credibility at the dressing room door, going on air with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sounding more like an Obama apologist than a hard-nosed reporter. O'Brien questioned Rep. Chaffetz -- who chairs the House Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations -- on his claim that this administration hasnÂ’t been forthcoming with the facts surrounding the attack....
  • GOP Demands Answers From Clinton on Libya Security

    10/02/2012 9:57:29 PM PDT · by Milagros · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 2, 2012 | John Johnson, Newser Staff
    DARRELL ISSA SAYS REQUESTS FOR BETTER PROTECTION WERE DENIED By Posted :27 PM CDT 1 image Touch for photo gallery (NEWSER) – The White House response to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi keeps generating headlines. Today, Republicans Darrell Issa and Jason Chaffetz laid out about a dozen incidents they say occurred prior to the Sept. 11 attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens. In their letter to Hillary Clinton, they assert "the US mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi," but all were denied by officials in Washington. Asked about it today, White House...
  • Exclusive - DOJ IG meets secretly with Gowdy and Chaffetz - 'fast and furious' report

    07/25/2012 5:32:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Washington Times, by Kerry Picket ^ | 7/25/12 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, and Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, both met with newly appointed Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz last week, Rep. Gowdy told me on Wednesday, to discuss when the IG will release his report on the investigation into the now defunct ATF “Fast and Furious” gun walking operation. “He said weeks and not months,” said Rep. Gowdy referring to the timeline IG Horowitz gave him and Chaffetz as to when the IG's report on Fast and Furious will be released to Congress.
  • Bill O’Reilly’s Anti-gun Blarney

    07/25/2012 7:21:51 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 July 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    We expect anti-gun nonsense from people such as Bill Moyers and Little Big Gulp Bloomberg, but we might hope that Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly wouldn’t evoke an eye-rolling “Oh, really!” when discussing the subject. But as the crusty commentator further proved last night while arguing with a guest, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), he still hasn’t done his homework on the firearms issue. In full-fire mode while talking about the Aurora tragedy with Chaffetz, O’Reilly insisted that there should be special reporting to the FBI when people purchase, as he put it, “heavy weapons … mortars, howitzers, machine guns....” The ignorance...
  • Federal employees owe $1.03 billion in unpaid taxes

    04/14/2012 4:30:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 23 January 2012 | Ed O'Keefe
    Congressional staffers owed about $10.6 million in unpaid taxes in 2010, a slight increase from the previous year and a growing slice of the roughly $1 billion owed by federal and postal workers nationwide. The figures come as Republican efforts to pass legislation allowing federal agencies to fire tax delinquent federal employees have slowed and as the White House continues to crack down on improper payments made by agencies to delinquent government contractors and federal beneficiaries. About 98,000 federal, postal and congressional employees owed $1.03 billion in unpaid taxes at the end of fiscal 2010, according to records provided by...
  • Chaffetz: White House blocking access to ‘Fast and Furious’ witness who wants to testify

    04/06/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/6/12 | Michael Volpe
    Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on Friday that although a key White House witness in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program is willing to testify about what he knows, the Obama administration won’t let him appear before Congress. White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent a letter Thursday to Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley, refusing their request to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, a former National Security staff member whose emails place him in the middle of the unfolding scandal. Issa and Grassley had written to Ruemmler on March...
  • Chaffetz: Gingrich ‘Fairly Hypocritical’ on Individual Mandates

    01/30/2012 9:29:24 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 20 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | Katrina Trinko
    Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz, a Tea Party favorite, slammed Newt Gingrich today as an “unreliable conservative” and a “convenient conservative.” Speaking in a conference call with reporters arranged by the Romney campaign, Chaffetz, who has endorsed Romney, pointed to an audio clip from 2009 unearthed by Verum Serum this weekend that shows Gingrich supporting an individual mandate as a reason the former Speaker was less conservative than Romney. “For all the rhetorical barbs, Speaker Gingrich has thrown at Gov. Romney, this certainly leads one to believe that he’s fairly hypocritical on this issue,” Chaffetz said. “He was advocating an individual...
  • The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath

    01/28/2012 3:18:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    MIAMI — Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago — a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich — Mitt Romney’s campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner. [snip] If Mr. Romney does win here on Tuesday, it will have been through a blistering and unrelenting series of attacks. His campaign has pressed everything at its disposal into service to eviscerate Mr. Gingrich, painting him as an erratic, unreliable Washington insider in mailings and television advertisements, at two critical debates here (where his team made sure Mr. Romney had...
  • Mitt Romney Campaign Launches Surrogate Infiltration at Newt Gingrich Campaign Events

    01/26/2012 12:56:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Elicia Dover
    Forget the indirect attacks and distant exchanges between the Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigns through the media. The Romney campaign pledged this week to run a “a full racketing operation,” right in Gingrich territory. A source close to the campaign told ABC News there will be a Romney surrogate at every public Gingrich event in Florida standing by to rebut Gingrich’s speeches to the media. “The campaign is entering a phase now where we are defining the terms of the Florida race,” a Romney staffer said. The staffer said it wasn’t a sign of fear on the Romney campaign’s...
  • Reps. Chaffetz and Gowdy Seek Information From President Obama On Flawed Fast & Furious Program

    10/20/2011 10:42:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | October 19, 2011 | NA
    Congressmen ask Administration to come clean on what they knew and when Washington - On Friday, October 14, 2011, Representatives Chaffetz (UT-3) and Gowdy (SC-4) sent a letter to President Obama seeking information in the "Fast and Furious" investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The letter asks what the President knew about the investigation and when he learned of it.  This is significant information because both President Obama and Attorney General Holder have spoken about when they were informed of "problems" with the investigation.  Reps. Chaffetz and Gowdy believe "Fast and Furious" was a flawed...
  • GOP: Holder 'less than candid,' misled on Fast and Furious at hearing

    10/04/2011 1:57:17 PM PDT · by martosko · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/04/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz told The Daily Caller on Tuesday that he believes Attorney General Eric Holder misled him and the rest of the House judiciary committee during his May 3 testimony. Chaffetz questions how honest Holder has been throughout congressional inquiries into Operation Fast and Furious. Asked about the conflicting timeline that is beginning to emerge, Chaffetz said Tuesday of the Justice Department: "They have documents they’ve failed to provide, and I think the Attorney General was less than candid at that hearing." "I don’t know," Chaffetz said when asked if he thinks Holder will resign because of...
  • Report: Orrin Hatch dodges conservative primary challenge

    08/22/2011 12:33:45 PM PDT · by martosko · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/22/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch may have dodged a conservative primary challenge — at least from one possible opponent. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that sources say Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who has acknowledged that he is considering challenging Hatch for the GOP nomination, will announce Monday afternoon that he is not going to campaign for Hatch’s Senate seat. Chaffetz did not immediately return a message from The Daily Caller left on his cell phone.
  • I oppose Orrin Hatch’s re-election

    08/19/2011 8:56:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 84 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 2011-08-05
    As faithful readers of this blog know, I was reporting on the Tea Party movement long before it was even called the Tea Party movement — and long before a legion of Johnny-come-latelys in Washington had grabbed their fiscal conservative costumes and joined the parade. I can remember not being able to get mainstream media coverage on the day of one of the first taxpayer protests in Denver in February 2009. We’ve come a long way, baby. From day one, I emphasized that the grass-roots activists leading the Tea Party charge have been as opposed to Big Government Republicans as...
  • Poll: Time for Senator Orrin Hatch to go (59 percent of Utah voters want to retire RINO Hatch)

    06/19/2011 10:14:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | 2011-06-18 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — A majority of Utah voters believe Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has been in office too long and should be replaced, a new Deseret News/KSL-TV poll shows. The poll by Dan Jones & Associates found only 38 percent of registered voters agree that it's important to re-elect Hatch in 2012 because of his seniority. Fifty-nine percent said after 36 years, it's time for someone new.(snip) Hatch's most likely GOP challenger appears to be Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. In a primary race, 40 percent of poll respondents said they would vote for Hatch and 41 percent for Chaffetz....
  • Obama Administration May Be Held in Contempt of Congress

    06/14/2011 8:01:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Presidential administration officials have been held in contempt only 12 times since Watergate in the 1970s, but number 13 may be on its way. Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to supply the House Oversight Committee with requested documents surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the lethal and botched operation in which thousands of semi-automatic weapons were illegally sent over the border and into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The operation resulted in the death of thousands of Mexican citizens and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, and involved the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (a division of Holder’s Justice...
  • Sources: Rep. Jason Chaffetz will oppose Sen. Orrin Hatch

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is apparently telling associates he will run against Sen. Orrin Hatch in 2012 The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday in an above-the-fold A1 story that "five Utah politicos, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Chaffetz has told them directly in recent weeks that he will contend for the Republican (senate) nomination." The story is attracting national attention, including pieces from Politico, MSNBC.com, UPI, and National Journal.
  • Lawmakers write letter to Obama on Afghanistan withdrawal (RINOs and Dems urge withdrawal)

    05/10/2011 1:52:30 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2011 | Felicia Sonmez
    A bipartisan group of eight House members has penned a letter to President Obama urging a speedy withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan in the wake of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) spearheaded the letter, which is also signed by three other Republicans and three other Democrats: Reps. John Garamendi (D-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Rush Holt (D-N.J.), John Campbell (R-Calif.), John Tierney (D-Mass.) and John Duncan (R-Tenn.). ..."we urge you to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan that are not crucial to the immediate national security objective of combating al Qaeda."
  • Union Organizer Stephen Lerner Defends His Plan To Crash The Stock Market

    03/25/2011 4:49:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 3/25/11 | Dylan Ratigan
    Last night, I interviewed the man at the center of a new swirling controversy. Stephen Lerner, a veteran union organizer, wants collective bargaining for homeowners that owe money to the big banks. And this week, he was caught on tape talking about a "mortgage strike" against the big banks. He suggested that a large number of homeowners stop paying their mortgage until the banks agree to negotiate and modify loans. Glenn Beck pounced on the recording. And so did Congress. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican Congressman from Utah, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder saying that Lerner's threats...
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz On President Obama’s Priority For Golf

    03/17/2011 2:27:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | March 17, 2011 | annem040359
    This is one gutsy USA House of Representative! USA House of Representative, Jason Chaffetz, (R/UT) stands up and speaks out on President Barak Obama’s priorities and it is not on honoring our fallen solders, rather it is on his golf games. Well Rep. Chaffetz, this should come as NO SURPRISE. But when it came to the most recent earthquake with tsunami in Japan, up until today, President Obama was more focused on both his golf game and the “March Madness” basketball brackets. Until critical responses came, then today he went to the Japan Embassy and signed its book of condolences....
  • Federal employees who don’t pay their taxes should be fired

    03/08/2011 11:24:30 AM PST · by xtinct · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/2011 | Jason Chaffetz
    If you’re collecting a federal paycheck, you should pay federal taxes. That’s the premise of a bill I introduced last week to require federal employees to pay their taxes or be fired. The IRS reports that 100,000 federal civilian employees are seriously delinquent on their federal taxes. These aren’t just people who fell behind. These are people who have actively defied IRS letters and phone calls seeking payment. In 2009, the US government failed to collect $1 billion a year from federal employees alone. While the number of delinquent federal employees has remained fairly constant since 2004, the amount owed...
  • Rep. Chaffetz retracts his criticism of Bachmann's State of the Union response

    01/28/2011 3:55:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/11 | Jason Chaffetz
    My primary concern with Congresswoman Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) speech was the timing of it relative to Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) official response to the President’s State of the Union address. I felt at the time the proximity of her speech was too near Chairman Ryan’s official response. I have since learned that the timing of Congresswoman Bachmann’s address was not simultaneous to Chairman Ryan’s official response. Congresswoman Bachmann’s speech was never billed by her office as being the ‘alternative’ to Chairman Ryan’s. Now understanding the true order of events, I would not have made the same comments to the media. All...
  • Congressman: Stop horsing around with sports votes

    07/23/2010 2:59:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/23/10 | JIM ABRAMS
    House Democrats and Republicans have put aside their differences this year to honor the likes of golfer Phil Mickelson, the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson and the Penn State women's volleyball team. But when it came time this week to memorialize the start of the 142nd season of the Saratoga race course in New York, one freshman lawmaker decided he'd had enough. "It's an absolute embarrassment," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, announcing on the House floor a vow to vote against all future sports resolutions.
  • Freshman lawmaker Jason Chaffetz goes against Republican grain on Afghan war

    07/13/2010 3:25:48 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/13/2010 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    As the House neared a vote this month on funding for the war in Afghanistan, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) wanted reassurance. The lawmaker had criticized the surge of 30,000 troops President Obama authorized, saying that the United States does not have a clear policy or exit strategy. But he had not yet cast a vote against war funding. He knew such a move would isolate him in the Republican Party; most GOP lawmakers strongly support the war effort even as they rail against almost everything else Obama has done. And Chaffetz is no moderate: He won his seat in 2008...
  • Weiner, Chaffetz, goat

    06/10/2010 2:00:50 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 8 replies · 303+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/10/2010 | Ben Smith
    The day's best media advisory: **FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY** June 9, 2010 Weiner, Chaffetz Call for End to Mohair Subsidies A Democrat, a Republican and a Goat Speak Out New York City — Tomorrow, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn and Queens), a member of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, will team up with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and a live “mohair” goat to speak out against the outdated mohair subsidy as another example of wasteful government spending. WHO: Representative Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn and Queens)Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) A live Angora goat, the source of mohair WHAT:...
  • CHAFFETZ AND ISSA SEEK INFO ON FANNIE MAE EXECS INVENTING NEW CAP AND TRADE SCHEME

    05/15/2010 11:49:03 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies · 362+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | May 14, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Today, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), along with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to David Kappos, the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as Michael Williams, President and CEO of Fannie Mae, seeking information concerning a patent issued to Fannie Mae regarding a residential Cap and Trade system.
  • Republicans bristle at feds' land grab plan

    05/12/2010 9:04:07 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 23 replies · 895+ views
    The Politico ^ | 5/12/2010 | Marin Cogan
    A tightly held administration plan to consider designating up to millions of acres of land in the West as national monuments has Western Republicans up in arms.
  • Owing a debt: Legislator wants to make sure all government workers pay their taxes

    03/17/2010 6:24:32 AM PDT · by rhema · 1 replies · 253+ views
    WORLD ^ | Timothy Lamer
    According to an analysis by USA Today, federal workers make more money than their private-sector counterparts in 8 out of the 10 occupations surveyed. They receive far more than private-sector workers in the way of benefits and job protections. And, in the current economic downturn, they are in one of the only fields to gain jobs and even receive hefty raises. But some government employees want more. According to IRS data, nearly 100,000 federal workers, including 678 congressional staffers, failed to pay $962 million in taxes in 2008. And, unless they work for the IRS, they cannot be fired for...
  • Chaffetz: Trouble brewing for Bennett in Utah

    02/21/2010 4:54:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 681+ views
    CNN ^ | February 20, 2010
    If an anti-incumbent tide sweeps Sen. Bob Bennett out of Congress later this year, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a fellow Utah Republican, doesn't sound like he'll be too upset. "The people are restless, they want to see change, and Sen. Bennett, with all due respect, he is going to have to go out and defend his record and explain some things to voters," Chaffetz told CNN Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Bennett is seeking a fourth term, but is battling a tough anti-incumbent mood and multiple Republican challengers who are upset with his votes for the banking and auto...
  • Contract for the American Dream (Rep. Chaffetz)

    01/29/2010 2:08:07 PM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 9 replies · 245+ views
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz ^ | January 29, 2010 | Jason Chaffetz
    Restoring Principled Leadership for the United States of America Submitted by Congressman Jason Chaffetz Congressional Action Plan (CAP) for the 112th Congress The American Dream is powerful. It has motivated generations of Americans to contribute to our unparalleled prosperity and quality of life. The American recipe for greatness has always rested on the values of hard work, thrift , perseverance, ingenuity, industry, self-discipline, self-reliance, and dedication. We did not become the greatest country on Earth by entitlement. We worked for it. But when our public policies foster dependence, punish industry, redistribute wealth and limit freedom, we risk compromising the very...