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  • Pro-Kurdish US lawmaker to head key House committee

    11/11/2018 10:35:42 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | November 2018 | Laurie Mylroie
    WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) - On January 3, when the new US Congress takes office, Rep. Eliot Engel (D, New York) will become the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.Engel is a long-time supporter of the Kurds. In 2014, he pressed the Obama administration as to “why the Kurds, as a distinct people, aren’t entitled to the same rights of self-determination the Palestinians enjoy.”The following year, Engel backed legislation authorizing the direct US provision of arms to the Peshmerga.And two years after that, Engel supported the Kurdistan independence referendum, issuing a statement on September 25, the day of the...
  • Erdogan names himself chairman of Turkey’s Wealth Fund

    09/12/2018 8:03:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | September 12, 2018 | TM
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appointed himself chairman of Turkey’s sovereign Wealth Fund and his-son-in law and Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak as his deputy chairman, Turkish media reports said on Wednesday. According to a decree published in the Official Gazette, Zafer Sönmez, head of Turkey and Africa for Malaysia’s government investment vehicle Khazanah Nasional Bhd, was named as the Wealth Fund’s new general manager. Treasury and Finance Minister Albayrak will also sit on the board, The overhaul comes two years after the Wealth Fund was formed to try and capitalize on state assets and put a lid on...
  • Howard Dean quits DNC chairman race

    12/02/2016 7:15:51 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley and South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison are still vying for the chair. Dean told MSNBC on Wednesday that his generation shouldn't be "in the forefront anymore" when it comes to taking on leadership roles within the Democratic party.
  • Donald Trump Won’t Rule Out Effort to Remove Paul Ryan as Convention Chairman

    Updated, 9:56 a.m. | Donald J. Trump said he would not rule out an effort to remove Representative Paul D. Ryan as chairman of the Republican National Convention if he did not endorse Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Mr. Trump stopped short of calling for Mr. Ryan, the speaker of the House, to step down from his convention role. But in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mr. Trump said there could be consequences in the event that Mr. Ryan continued withholding his support. “I will give you a very solid answer, if that happens, about one minute...
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to troops: Stay out of politics

    04/11/2016 3:29:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/11/16 | Barbara Starr
    (CNN)Growing concern that top U.S. military leaders are increasingly being asked to comment on proposals by presidential candidates has led the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to draft a letter to all troops with one message: Stay out of politics. Gen. Joseph Dunford is expected to issue a note to all military forces as soon as this week. Dunford will "remind the troops of the need to remain apolitical in order to sustain Americans' trust and confidence in them," said the chairman's spokesman, Capt. Gregory Hicks. The U.S. military has a longstanding tradition of remaining out of politics...
  • Senate Judiciary Chairman: We Won't Consider Obama Supreme Court Nominee

    04/08/2016 4:24:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/8/16 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on the Senate floor Thursday that he will not bow to pressure from Democrats to consider President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland. Grassley argued that the American people should decide the direction of the high court when they vote for the next president. “It is no secret that the White House strategy is to put pressure on this chairman of the Judiciary Committee and other Republicans in the hopes that we can be worn down and ultimately agree to hold hearings on the...
  • Cruz for President Announces Kansas State Rep. Mark Kahrs as Kansas Chairman

    01/21/2016 1:14:24 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 21, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced Kansas State Representative Mark Kahrs from Wichita, Kansas Chairman for the Cruz for President campaign. Rep. Kahrs has been active in Kansas politics for over twenty-five years serving in various offices within the Kansas Republican Party, including former Chairman of the Sedgwick County Republican Party and most recently as former Chairman of the Fourth District Republican Committee. Mark was recently chosen by his Republican House colleagues to serve as Vice Chairman of the Republican House Campaign Committee. A fourth generation Kansan, Mark is a small business owner, has served as board...
  • Gangsters, affairs and the voice of the 20th century: The life of Frank Sinatra

    12/06/2015 8:03:33 AM PST · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | December 6, 2015 | Paul Sexton
    On December 12, 1915, in a four-storey tenement in Hoboken, New Jersey, a baby struggled into the world. He weighed a formidable 13lb 7oz but the doctor punctured his eardrum while delivering him with forceps and left scars on his neck and cheek. Worse still, he didn’t seem to be breathing. His grandmother had to hold him under cold running water to prompt his first gasp.  But he survived it all and exactly 100 years later we are still under the spell of Francis Albert Sinatra. The centenary of the birth of Marty and Dolly Sinatra’s only child is, rightly,...
  • GOP Chairman Defends FOX News and Megyn Kelly – Approves Anti-Trump Moderator

    08/12/2015 5:59:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    It looks like the GOP elites are absolutely intent on running Trump out of the race so they can control “the process.” The Party now determines who should be eligible to run and who meets their approval. Cruz’s “Washington Cartel” analogy was right! Last week GOP leader Reince Priebus defended Megyn Kelly and FOX News after the controversial debate where they planned zingers for the Republican candidates. This week he approved Hugh Hewitt, who has frequently spoken out against the GOP front-runner Donald Trump, to be debate moderator at the next Republican debate.
  • Bergdahl Roommate: Chairman of Joint Chiefs Told Us Bowe Was A Deserter

    08/04/2014 10:39:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/14 | Patrick Howley
    Then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen admitted that Bowe Berghdal was a deserter, and said that he did not know why the military was focusing so much energy on trying to save him, according to one of Bergdahl’s platoon mates. “The joint chief of staff, Admiral Mullen at the time. He came out to our unit and had Thanksgiving dinner, and he said, ‘Yeah he walked off, everybody knows he walked off, I don’t know why they’re trying to’” pretend that he didn’t, Bergdahl’s former infantry roommate Cody Full told The Daily Caller. (RELATED: Bergdahl Was...
  • VA Committee Chairman Calls for Shinseki’s Immediate Resignation

    05/28/2014 12:04:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/28/14 | CJ Ciaramella
    House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R., Fla.) called for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki following an inspector general report Wednesday that confirmed allegations of hidden wait times at a Phoenix VA hospital. The VA Inspector General reported Thursday that more than 1,700 veterans at the Phoenix hospital were kept on unofficial wait lists that hospital leadership used to hide true wait times from officials in Washington. More than 40 veterans allegedly died due to delays in care at the facility. The report follows allegations of similar practices at VA hospitals around the country in what has...
  • Right now, Larry Summers is the front-runner for Fed chair

    07/26/2013 6:46:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/26/2013 | Ezra Klein
    <p>The word among Federal Reserve watchers right now is that the choice is down to Janet Yellen or Larry Summers as Ben Bernanke’s replacement. I can’t find anyone who really thinks it’ll be Roger Ferguson, Tim Geithner, Alan Blinder, or some other dark horse.</p>
  • Who Might Be the next Illinois GOP Chairman? FREEP THIS POLL!

    04/19/2013 12:36:18 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 30 replies
    battlegroud Polling ^ | April 19, 2013 | Battleground Polling
    LaGrange, IL— This weekend’s epic showdown between movement conservatives and more moderate elements of the Illinois Republican Party ended with a split result. Embattled Party Chairman Pat Brady remains at the helm of the State Central Committee but the committee is beginning the process of lining up a successor in the event Chairman Brady resigns or his detractors can garner enough votes to oust him while simultaneously navigating party rules to make it happen. Brady’s term runs through the 2014 primary season when a new, 18-member central committee, selected under the downsized 2011 congressional map, will organize itself and elect...
  • Obama’s energy chairman paints rifles a ‘terrorist threat’ for Bloomberg group

    11/24/2012 7:07:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/12 | David Codrea
    Rifles, even .22 caliber models many young people receive as their first gun, are “among the greatest threats to the reliability of the nation’s power system,” U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff claimed at a Tuesday Bloomberg Government Breakfast, Bloomberg News reported yesterday. Citing “inadequately protected” transformers as easy targets, Wellinghoff told the group that terrorists in "coordinated" actions committed to destroying them “could get 200 yards away with a .22 rifle and take the whole thing out.” His proposed solution, a “couple hundred bucks” of “metal sheeting to block the view of transformers” hardly seems comprehensive, realistic,...
  • Chairman of the Republican Party of St. Lucie County on the Allen West vote recount (vide0)

    11/11/2012 10:04:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/11/2012 | BizPacReviewPolitics
    http://www.bizpacreview.com/ Chairman of the Republican Party of St. Lucie County on the Allen West vote recount
  • Judiciary Chairman to Obama: We Need to Grill Your Security Chiefs

    07/12/2012 5:49:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Bridget Johnson ^ | 7/12/12 | PJ Media
    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee today asked President Obama to make seven senior, high-profile administration officials available to be interviewed regarding national security leaks. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wants his committee to be able to interview National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Vice Presidential National Security Adviser Tony Blinken, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, Director for Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan, and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism James Clapper
  • "Blind Alleys:" Chairman Issa on the Contempt of Attorney General Eric Holder

    06/26/2012 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/26/12 | OversightDems
    This new video called "Blind Alleys" was released today and details how the investigation of gunwalking under Operation Fast and Furious being conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has been based on a series of unfounded claims and unsubstantiated allegations that turned out to be inaccurate after investigation.
  • Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-report (Sulzberger's private life)

    05/27/2012 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/12
    Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-reportReuters – 6 hours ago REUTERS - Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s new girlfriend and the New York Times Co's declining business led to the ousting of Janet Robinson as the newspaper company's chief executive in December. A New York magazine article published this week reconstructs the events that led to Robinson's departure after 28 years of service, working her way up from advertising sales to the corner office in 2004, becoming Sulzberger's most trusted lieutenant in the process. http://tinyurl.com/6oameoz The article is based on interviews with more than 30 sources described as "intimately familiar with...
  • Mofaz Wins Kadima Leadership

    03/27/2012 5:40:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/3/12 | Elad Benari
    MK Shaul Mofaz was elected on Tuesday to be the new chairman of the Kadima party. Mofaz beat his rival MK Tzipi Livni, who has headed the party since 2008, and will assume the position of opposition leader. According to final results reported by Army Radio, Mofaz won 64.5 percent of the vote while Livni received only 35.5 percent. The poll closed at 10:00 p.m. Israel time and as of 9:00 p.m. only about 38 percent of party members exercised their right to vote in the primary. Analysts predicted earlier that a low turnout would likely play out in Mofaz’s...
  • RNC Chairman Priebus likens Obama to Italian cruise ship captain

    01/29/2012 9:47:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/29/12 | Kevin Bogardus
    Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, called President Obama a “Captain Schettino” for going on the campaign trail. “We’re going to talk about our own little Captain Schettino, which is President Obama who’s abandoning the ship here in the United States and is more interested in campaigning than doing his job as president,” Priebus said on CBS’s Face The Nation. Francesco Schettino was the captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that partially sank off the coast of Italy earlier this month. Schettino allegedly abandoned ship and has been arrested on multiple charges.