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  • NRA ENDORSES MCCONNELL IN KENTUCKY GOP PRIMARY

    04/11/2014 3:03:52 PM PDT · by bkopto · 71 replies
    AP/Breitbart | 4/11/2014 | staff
    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has an endorsement to go with his gun. The National Rifle Association's political action committee announced Friday it has endorsed McConnell in the May 20 Republican primary. McConnell made headlines last month when he appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference waving a rifle over his head. The rifle was a lifetime achievement award McConnell presented to U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. In a news release, NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox called McConnell a true champion of the Second Amendment. Likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes mocked McConnell, saying he was holding...
  • NRA plans to play big for McConnell

    11/10/2013 8:56:20 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 51 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/08/13
    When Mitch McConnell receives the National Rifle Association's "Defender of Freedom" Award in Louisville on Friday, he and the group will be cementing a friendship that McConnell's team thinks could be the difference in next year's Senate race. The NRA, which spent more than $16 million in the 2012 election cycle, plans to be heavily involved in McConnell's re-election effort, the group said Thursday. "We're watching closely," Chris Cox, the NRA's top lobbyist, told the Lexington Herald-Leader. "And we're going to make sure that gun owners in Kentucky understand that they have a champion representing them in the United States...
  • Shutdown-busting lawn-mower ejected from Lincoln Memorial ahead of vets' march

    10/09/2013 2:51:58 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 9, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR
    With U.S. Park Service employees on furlough, a South Carolina man took it upon himself on Wednesday to mow a lawn near the Lincoln Memorial. And law enforcement almost let him get away with it. Chris Cox, the one-man landscaping crew, calls himself the Memorial Militia. He told a Washington, D.C. radio station that he wanted to spruce up the grass before the weekend, because a 'Million Vet March' event is expected to bring scores of retired servicemen and women to the nation's capital. 'These are our memorials. Do they think that we’re just going to let them go to...
  • There Is Some Random Guy Mowing The Lawn Of The Lincoln Memorial Right Now

    10/09/2013 12:55:54 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 56 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 10/9/2013 | Ryan Broderick
    The government shutdown has had numerous effects on people’s daily lives. But on Wednesday, one man decided to stand up to the federal government.
  • Scarborough Accuses Former Rep. Chris Cox Of 'Lying' As NRA Spokesman—But Gets Wrong Chris Cox

    04/18/2013 6:20:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Oh irony, oh hypocrisy! Joe Scarborough opened today's Morning Joe by singing the praises of NBC's Pete Williams for not jumping onto the story that other news outlets were reporting yesterday that an arrest had been made in the Boston Marathon bombing. Scarborough condemned journalists "far more interested in getting it first than getting it right." But mere minutes later, Scarborough accused former Republican congressman Chris Cox of "lying," in his role as NRA spokesman. Just one problen, as Scarborough had to admit later in the show: he had the wrong Chris Cox. Check back soon for the video.
  • Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate...

    05/09/2012 3:57:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 8, 2012 | Chris W. Cox
    Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary Election Thanks to your votes, Richard Mourdock has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in Indiana defeating 36-year incumbent, Sen. Richard Lugar. Since the 1990s, Sen. Lugar has become notorious for his zealous support of gun control schemes and his fervent anti-gun positions. Your NRA was fully vested in this race with a comprehensive campaign that encompassed thousands of radio and television ads in the months before the today's primary election. This effort also included 600,000 web ads. The media campaign was...
  • The View From the N.R.A.: ‘We’ll Fight for You’ (CHRIS W. COX is the NRA's chief lobbyist.)

    05/04/2012 10:01:48 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 3, 2012 | CHRIS W. COX
    To the Editor: “I Hunt, but the N.R.A. Isn’t for Me,” by Lily Raff McCaulou (Op-Ed, April 25), is another desperate, but predictable, election-year stunt to try to marginalize National Rifle Association members. The N.R.A. not only represents four million N.R.A. members, but polls also indicate that tens of millions more support us, and a healthy percentage of the population takes our positions into account before casting a vote. Whether liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, man or woman, we’ll fight for you because at its core, the Second Amendment isn’t about hunting. It’s about self-defense and freedom. The claim...
  • VANITY: My reply to an email from Wayne LaPierre

    10/05/2010 6:55:47 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 39 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10-5-2010 | My own sef
    Wayne you sorry bastard, I will never ever forgive you and Chris Cox for trying to save the Democrat's asses in this election. Actually I figured you out when you endorsed Brad Carson over Tom Coburn in Oklahoma's Senate election a few years ago. At the same time you endorsed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey. I can't believe you now have the gall to try to sell me something. Just bugger off. Sincerely, OKSooner, "Northeastern Oklahoma"
  • A Race—And Candidate—To Watch

    01/31/2010 4:48:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 783+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2010 | David R. Stokes
    Nearly 65 years after his famous grandfather was first asked to run as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representative from that state’s 12th district, 30-year old Christopher Cox has put his hat in the ring for the seat in New York’s first district on Long Island. Cox, the son of Edward and Tricia Cox, and grandson of the 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, is a fiscal conservative who champions limited government and lower taxes. He also has politics in his blood. And like his grandfather, who was swept into office as part of...
  • Chris Cox, Nixon's Grandson, Seeks Nod To Run Against Tim Bishop (NY-01)

    01/29/2010 3:01:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies · 499+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | January 28, 2010 | Christopher weber
    Chris Cox, an attorney and the grandson of former president Richard Nixon, is running for Congress in New York, according to his campaign web site. Cox, 30, a New York native, is among a field of candidates seeking the GOP nomination to face incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop in the state's 1st Congressional District on Eastern Long Island, Huffington Post reported. A web site bio describes Cox as "a fiscal conservative who will fight for limited government and lower taxes."
  • How a Pyramid Scheme Takes Shape

    12/16/2008 7:22:04 AM PST · by marshmallow · 82 replies · 2,312+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/16/08 | Ross Kerber
    About nine years ago, Frank Casey went to New York to check out the competition and came away unimpressed with Bernard Madoff. Casey was vice president of marketing for Rampart Investment Management in Boston, one of the country's top firms specializing in investing in options. Madoff, at the time, was earning a reputation on Wall Street as a can't-miss money manager who used options strategies to produce double-digit returns without blemish. But from what Casey saw in 1999, Madoff's system did not make sense. "Either he wasn't doing what he said he was doing, or maybe he was using the...
  • SEC staff failed to probe Madoff: Cox

    12/16/2008 5:09:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,151+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/08 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Staff at the Securities and Exchange Commission failed many times over a decade to fully investigate credible allegations of wrongdoing by money manager Bernard Madoff, the head of the SEC says, calling it a serious agency breakdown. SEC Chairman Christopher Cox said he is "gravely concerned by the apparent multiple failures" by staff to look into claims about Madoff's business and to seek formal authority to investigate.
  • COX: Obama and guns - Words matter and the record doesn't match

    10/31/2008 4:39:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 764+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2008 | Chris W. Cox
    In speech after speech, Barack Obama has claimed he would "uphold the Second Amendment." Mr. Obama, of course, is a polished speaker who says "words matter." But records matter more. And while Mr. Obama is short on experience on most issues, he's long on anti-gun votes and even longer on rhetoric. Now's a good time to review both. One of Mr. Obama's first statements on the issue really said it all. During his first run for the Illinois Senate in... --snip-- But in 2005, he voted for a ban on all but the smallest rifle ammunition used for hunting (or...
  • COX COMES UP SHORT WITH OTHER MEMBERS (in the doghouse with institutional investors)

    10/10/2008 4:05:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 20 replies · 731+ views
    NY POST ^ | 10/10/08 | KAJA WHITEHOUSE
    SEC Chairman Chris Cox - already in the doghouse with institutional investors over a series of seemingly ineffective bans on short selling - is suffering a loss of confidence among his fellow commissioners. Sources say Cox's recent pitches to his fellow commissioners - who are responsible for implementing the laws that govern the securities industry - to continue shoring up short-selling protections, have fallen on deaf ears. Specifically, the panel has shrugged off his suggestion that they consider ways to help ease the lifting of the short-selling ban - which was not in effect yesterday - with a sort of...
  • 2008 McCain's Temperament Fails Again

    09/22/2008 10:55:36 PM PDT · by Checkers · 76 replies · 407+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | September 23, 2008 | George Will
    "The queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. 'Off with his head!' she said without even looking around." -- "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" WASHINGTON -- Under the pressure of the financial crisis, one presidential candidate is behaving like a flustered rookie playing in a league too high. It is not Barack Obama. Channeling his inner Queen of Hearts, John McCain furiously, and apparently without even looking around at facts, said Chris Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, should be decapitated. This childish reflex provoked The Wall Street Journal to editorialize that "McCain untethered"...
  • McCain Calls for Cuomo at SEC

    09/21/2008 5:48:14 PM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 153 replies · 564+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9-21-08 | Elizabeth Holmes
    In the midst of the financial crisis last week, John McCain called for the resignation of Christopher Cox, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. But who would the Republican presidential candidate choose to replace him? New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo — who is, among other things, a Democrat. McCain made his preference known during an interview with CBS News’ 60 Minutes, which was taped late last week and broadcast Sunday evening. “This may sound a little unusual, but I’ve admired Andrew Cuomo,” McCain said. “I think he is somebody who could — restore some credibility, lend some...
  • Fire When Ready ( President's authority to fire SEC commissioners. )

    09/19/2008 8:01:28 PM PDT · by kellynla · 3 replies · 156+ views
    weekly standard ^ | 09/19/2008 | Adam J. White
    AT A RALLY in Iowa on Thursday, John McCain said that Chris Cox, chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), should be fired. "Mismanagement and greed became the operating standard while regulators were asleep at the switch," McCain said. "The Chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the President and has betrayed the public's trust. If I were President today, I would fire him." Within hours, McCain's statement came under fire. His critics focused less on his assignment of blame than on his proposed remedy: as ABC's Jake Tapper put it, "the president does not have the power...
  • McCain says he would fire SEC chairman, Obama Mocks. [Pimping Barack Obama courtesy of the AP]

    09/18/2008 9:22:53 PM PDT · by Bishop_Malachi · 11 replies · 138+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 18th, 2008 | GLEN JOHNSON
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Republican John McCain, buffeted by criticism about his response to Wall Street's financial problems, said Thursday he would fire the SEC chairman and create a special trust to help strengthen weak institutions. ADVERTISEMENT In all but calling for the firing of Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox, McCain turned on a fellow Republican and former 17-year House member who served on committees overseeing investor protection and U.S. capital markets. President Bush appointed Cox in 2005. McCain also tried to counter Democratic rival Barack Obama as the two White House contenders jockeyed to explain how, as...
  • McCain would 'fire' SEC chair Cox

    09/18/2008 11:24:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 162+ views
    thehill.com ^ | September 18, 2008 | Sam Youngman
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain, campaigning in Iowa Thursday, is expected to call for the firing of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Chris Cox. In his prepared remarks, Sen. McCain (Ariz.), without naming Cox, said the chairman has “betrayed the public’s trust.” “If I were president today, I would fire him,” McCain will say, according to his prepared remarks.
  • McCain Says Cox Should Be Fired As SEC Chief Amid 'Casino' Markets

    09/18/2008 10:44:10 AM PDT · by Fred · 56 replies · 373+ views
    WSJ ^ | 091809
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain, in remarks prepared for delivery Thursday, said he thought Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, should be dismissed. "The chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the president and has betrayed the public's trust," he was planning to say in Iowa, according to a text released in advance of the speech by his campaign. "If I were President today, I would fire him." In a speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sen. McCain said the SEC allowed abusive short-selling, or bearish bets on a company's stock, to turn "our markets into...
  • McCain calls for firing of SEC Chairman (Chris Cox)

    09/18/2008 10:16:53 AM PDT · by Fred · 63 replies · 154+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 091808 | Russ Britt
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) - Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain on Thursday called for the firing of Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox. McCain said Cox "serves at the appointment of the President and, in my view, has betrayed the public's trust. If I were President today, I would fire him." End of Story
  • SEC to temporarily ban short-selling: report

    09/18/2008 5:36:14 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 126 replies · 599+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 9-18-08 | Robert Schroeder
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission intends to temporarily ban short-selling, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday night. It's unclear if the commission has approved the move, the Journal reported.
  • McCain calls for heads to roll for finance crisis (Obama attack dog Schumer responses)

    09/18/2008 12:50:09 PM PDT · by Fred · 40 replies · 193+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 091908 | Mosheh Oinounou
    CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - John McCain is fed up and not going to take it any more. At a Hawkeye State rally Thursday, he took his rhetoric up a notch and called for the firing of Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Chris Cox. “The Chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the President and in my view has betrayed the publics trust. If I were President today, I would fire him,” McCain said at the 5,000 person event, accusing the SEC of failing to adequately police the market. “(The SEC) kept in place trading rules that let speculators...
  • The Cox Boomlet (For Vice President)

    03/26/2008 3:09:45 AM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 9 replies · 515+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Online ^ | March 25, 2008 | Brendan Miniter
    While the Democratic slugfest sucks up all the media attention, John McCain will have at least one big chance to move back to center-stage -- when he picks his veep nominee.Mr. McCain needs to bolster his economic street cred, especially after admitting minimal expertise on the subject. He needs to rally pro-growth Republicans and calm the fears of ordinary voters amid the mortgage meltdown. Who to call? California Republican Chris Cox was on George W. Bush's shortlist eight years ago and didn't get the nod. Now his moment may have arrived, judging by a growing murmur among his GOP fans.
  • CHRIS Cox for VP?

    03/19/2008 9:37:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 128 replies · 1,354+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | March 17, 2008 | Robert Novak
    Former conservative colleagues in the House of Representatives are boosting Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission since 2005, to be Sen. John McCain's vice presidential running mate. A White House aide under President Reagan, Cox served 16 years as a congressman from Newport Beach and was chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee. He was named as a federal appeals court judge to begin President George W. Bush's administration, but withdrew after Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced her opposition. Former Rep. Rob Portman of Ohio, who also was a member of the House leadership before...
  • NRA Sounds Alarms on Gun Control

    01/02/2007 5:26:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 120 replies · 2,306+ views
    Newsmax ^ | January 2, 2007 | Newsmax
    The National Rifle Association is launching a preemptive attack on anticipated Democratic attempts to tighten gun control. The weapon: an illustrated pamphlet titled "Freedom in Peril.” A draft of the document, which was recently leaked to the Internet, begins: "Second Amendment freedom stands naked in the path of a marching axis of adversaries far darker and more dangerous than gun owners have ever known. Acting alone and in shadowy coalitions, these enemies of freedom are preparing for a profound and foreboding confrontation in which they will not make the mistakes of their predecessors. We’d better be ready.” The opening essay,...
  • Chris Cox for President.

    11/12/2006 8:55:01 PM PST · by watsonfellow · 11 replies · 502+ views
    Charles Christopher Cox (born October 16, 1952 in St. Paul, Minnesota) has served as Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since August 4, 2005. He had served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1989 ? August 2, 2005, representing three successive districts in southern California. During the second term of Ronald Reagan from 1986 to 1988, he served in the White House as Senior Associate Counsel to the President. From 1977 to 1986, Cox was first an associate and then partner with the international law firm of Latham &...
  • Report Finds Gun Crime Dropping As Sales Climb

    07/05/2006 4:26:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 1,865+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 7/4/2006 | Dave Workman
    Gun crimes, suicides and firearms-related accidents declined last year at the same time that firearm and ammunition sales climbed, according to data from the US Treasury Department released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). While this revelation tends to debunk long-standing claims by gun control proponents that more guns in circulation leads to more crime, gun rights organizations contend that this bolsters their contention that armed citizens deter criminals. NSSF Public Relations Director Steve Wagner told Gun Week that approximately 4.7 million new firearms were sold in America last year, including those manufactured domestically and imported. The greatest increase...
  • Tom Tancredo Endorses AIP Candidate Jim Gilchrest Over Fellow Republicans In CA Special Election

    09/29/2005 7:09:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 2,143+ views
    Politics1.com ^ | September 29, 2005 | Ron Gunzburger
    OPPOSING IMMIGRANTS ... AND REPUBLICANS. Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) -- a 2008 White House hopeful and the leading Hill advocate of imposing a radical crackdown on immigration into the US -- broke with the GOP in the upcoming California special election for the congressional CD-48 seat recently vacated by SEC Chair Christopher Cox (R). Although ten of the 17 candidates -- including frontrunners State Senator John Campbell and former Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer -- are Republicans, Tancredo formally endorsed an ideological ally. Tancredo endorsed American Independent Party nominee Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the "Minuteman Project" of citizen border patrols. "I...
  • Minuteman founder hopes to ride fame to House seat

    08/25/2005 10:06:50 AM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 51 replies · 819+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 25, 2005 | Audrey Hudson
    the founder of the Minuteman Project expects his notoriety as a border enforcer to help him win California's special election to replace former Rep. Christopher Cox.
  • Minuteman co-founder to run for Congress?

    08/10/2005 5:58:38 AM PDT · by hildy123 · 4 replies · 277+ views
    World Net Daily.com ^ | August 10, 2005
    Jim Gilchrist, co-founder of the Minuteman Project civilian border patrol organization, is seriously considering a run for Congress, promising to make stemming the tide of illegal immigration his No. 1 priority. The 48th Congressional District of California will soon be vacant due to President Bush's appointment of Rep. Chris Cox as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Once Cox officially resigns from his House seat, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is required to set a date for a special election within 14 days. That election must be held between 112 and 119 days later. Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil...
  • Draft Jim Gilchrist! Minuteman Founder being urged to run for vacant Chris Cox Congressional seat!

    08/05/2005 12:30:34 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 59 replies · 1,106+ views
    http://www.jimgilchrist.com/ ^ | 8/5/2005 | Eternal Vigilance
    This has the potential to be a VERY big deal.
  • Race To Succeed Christopher Cox (R-CA) Under Way

    08/03/2005 5:48:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 1,003+ views
    The Daily Pilot ^ | July 2, 2005 | Alicia Robinson
    Marilyn Brewer endorsed by Sen. John McCain; John Campbell backed by Lincoln Club.
  • Senate Fails to Investigate Chris Cox's Involvement in Investment Scam, Quietly Confirms Cox...

    07/30/2005 11:36:09 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 393+ views
    US News ^ | 7/30/05
    The following is a statement of Douglas Heller, executive director of the nonprofit and nonpartisan Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights: "Americans should feel more concerned about the security of their nest egg today, with the confirmation of Congressman Chris Cox as the top cop at the Securities and Exchange Commisison (SEC). By failing to investigate Chris Cox's past involvement in a massive investor scam that cost retirees and other small investors $130 million, the Senate stepped away from its role as a check on the President and served as a rubber stamp for the anti-investor, anti-regulatory culture that led...
  • Ex-Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer (R-CA) Touts Poll While Seeking Support To Succeed Rep. Chris Cox

    07/20/2005 6:20:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 1,567+ views
    Roll Call ^ | July 19, 2005
    Armed with a new poll showing her potential in a special election to replace Rep. Christopher Cox (R), former state Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer (R) arrived in Washington, D.C., Sunday night for three days of meetings with party officials and interest groups.
  • Rogan Stays Out of Race for Cox's Post (CA-48)

    06/19/2005 10:19:31 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 385+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/19/05 | Jean O. Pasco
    Call it the incredible shrinking campaign. Over the last two weeks, more potential candidates have bowed out than jumped at the chance of succeeding Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach), nominated this month by President Bush to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission. Just days after the Free Enterprise Fund, a conservative fundraising group in Washington, launched a campaign to draft James Rogan, the former congressman from Glendale said Friday that he was flattered but wasn't in the running. "I don't anticipate being a candidate, barring some unforeseen event," said Rogan, who also served as undersecretary of commerce during Bush's first...
  • (John) Campbell picking up endorsements (to replace Chris Cox)

    06/17/2005 9:48:49 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 25 replies · 685+ views
    Daily Pilot ^ | June 17, 2005 | Alicia Robinson
    Campbell picking up endorsements To some GOP observers, state senator is front runner for Rep. Chris Cox's seat. Now that state Sen. Dick Ackerman is out of the picture, state Sen. John Campbell is picking up some of the endorsements Ackerman had claimed in the bid to replace Rep. Chris Cox in the U.S. House. Cox, who was first elected to represent the 48th Congressional District in 1988, was tabbed by President Bush on June 2 to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. He must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, but hearings have not yet been scheduled. Campbell now...
  • Field to Succeed Christopher Cox Growing

    06/13/2005 7:10:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 789+ views
    The Daily Pilot ^ | June 11, 2005 | Alicia Robinson
    It's official: Newport-Mesa Sen. John Campbell announced Friday that he will run for Rep. Chris Cox's seat in Congress...So far Campbell, Ackerman and former Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer of Newport Beach are the only definite contenders. A host of other names, including Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector John Moorlach of Costa Mesa and former state Sen. John Lewis, have surfaced as potential candidates, but most are waiting to see what else happens before they commit.
  • Ackerman quits race to replace Cox

    06/13/2005 11:52:43 AM PDT · by So Cal Rocket · 2 replies · 417+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Monday, June 13, 2005 | By MARTIN WISCKOL
    The state Senate GOP leader's withdrawal makes Irvine's Campbell the front-runner for Cox's congressional seat when he takes over the SEC. State Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman announced today that he is dropping out of the race to replace Rep. Christopher Cox, who is expected to resign his seat to become head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ackerman, an Irvine resident, became the early front-runner when Cox's nomination to the SEC top post was announced by President George W. Bush on June 2. But that began to change Friday, when state Sen. John Campbell entered the race and immediately...
  • Jerked Around (How Howie discombobulates Dems. Plus: Boxer's negative file on Cox.)

    06/13/2005 1:46:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 829+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/13/2005 | The Prowler
    STIFLE YOURSELF Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean traveled to Capitol Hill on Thursday for what amounted to a visit to the political woodshed. Meeting with Senate Democrats, Dean was essentially told to hire a couple of speechwriters and stick to a script. Dean had been invited to the meeting before his last public embarrassment, when he claimed the Republican Party was nothing more than a bunch of Christian, white males, and while he expected some kind of a tongue lashing from his Democratic colleagues, he also had come prepared to lecture them on party communication and coordination. "He hasn't been...
  • State Sen. Campbell To Run for Congress

    06/10/2005 4:30:38 PM PDT · by AVNevis · 1 replies · 147+ views
    California High School Conservative ^ | June 10, 2005 | Conservative Schooler
    State Senator John Campbell just announced on The Hugh Hewitt Show that he will be running to replace congressman Chris Cox, who is leaving to be the new head of the SEC. John Campbell has earned my endorsement. He has been a great spokesman for the conservative cause while in Sacramento, and would be a great congressman. He is the author of a tight spending cap initiative that Governor Schwarzenegger unfortunately did not choose to support. What really earned my support was that he is in touch with talk radio and blogs, recently putting up his own blog, California Confidential....
  • Bad News for Homeland Security

    06/08/2005 7:15:33 AM PDT · by EarthStomper · 2 replies · 418+ views
    TechCentralStation.com ^ | 06-08-05 | Veronique de Rugy
    President Bush announced Thursday that he will nominate Homeland Security Chairman Christopher Cox, R-Calif., to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, succeeding William H. Donaldson. While this may be great news to the business community, it will be a huge loss for the future of homeland security. After the tragic events of September 11th, Congress and the administration moved swiftly to increase funding for homeland security activities. Total homeland security spending will be at least $50 billion for FY 2006, a 200 percent increase in the last 4 years. But, on the issue of our security, the important...
  • Runner considered for Minority Leader

    06/04/2005 11:36:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 283+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Saturday, June 4, 2005. | LISA WAHLA HOWARD
    The ripple effect of President George W. Bush's selection for the next director of the Securities and Exchange Commission could send waves all the way to the Antelope Valley. Bush has picked Congressman Christopher Cox, a Newport Beach Republican, to head the SEC. If Cox is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the California state Senate could lose one its members, if Sen. Dick Ackerman, R-Tustin, succeeds in replacing Cox in a special election. That would leave a vacancy in Ackerman's present position as Senate Minority Leader, the GOP leader in the state's upper house. State Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, is...
  • Candidates to Fill Cox's Post Emerge (James Rogan may run in special election)

    06/04/2005 12:07:06 PM PDT · by ambrose · 18 replies · 402+ views
    June 3, 2005 THE NATION Candidates to Fill Cox's Post Emerge GOP contenders include state Sen. Dick Ackerman and ex-Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer. By Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer Republican candidates continued to emerge Thursday for the Orange County congressional seat held by Rep. Christopher Cox, nominated by President Bush to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission. If the Senate confirms Cox (R-Newport Beach), a special election is likely later this year, perhaps consolidated with a possible statewide election in November, or early next year. The field is expected to draw several Republican candidates to the coastal district, where GOP...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6.2.05

    06/02/2005 2:55:25 PM PDT · by snugs · 238 replies · 3,383+ views
    Yahoo.com, Whitehouse.gov ^ | Thursday June 2, 2005 | Snugs
    William Donaldson announces his resignation as Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman during a press conference at the SEC in Washington, on the June 1, 2005. Donaldson said he will resign June 30 and today 2nd June 2005 the President Nominated Congressman Chris Cox to replace him The President also proclaimed June 2005 as the Great Outdoors and Black Music Month Later on he travelled to Hopkinsville Christian County Conference and Convention Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky for a discussion on strengthening Social Security The President will spend the weekend at his Central Texas ranch in Crawford after attending a fundraiser in...
  • Bush to Nominate Rep. Cox for SEC Chairman

    06/01/2005 8:04:34 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 5 replies · 445+ views
    AP ^ | 06/01/05 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    WASHINGTON - President Bush intends to nominate California Rep. Christopher Cox to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, Republican officials said Wednesday following the resignation of William Donaldson. These officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said an announcement was possible as early as Thursday. Cox, 52, is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. He was first elected to Congress in 1988 from California's Orange County. Bush picked Donaldson 2 1/2 years ago as SEC chairman to restore confidence in a stock market that had been shaken by corporate scandals. A Republican and Bush family friend, Donaldson was an...
  • (CA) Senate panel passes bill to extend licenses to illegal immigrants

    05/19/2005 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 29 replies · 1,012+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | May 19, 2005
    The latest attempt to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in California cleared a Senate committee on Thursday but with provisions that restrict how the licenses can be used and what they would look like. The bill, by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would bring California into compliance with federal law. The REAL ID Act, signed by President Bush last week, requires states to verify that people who apply for a driver's license are in the country legally. It also allows states to choose whether to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants as long as they have different markings —...
  • D.C. Personal Protection Act Introduced in Senate

    05/19/2005 1:19:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 752+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 19, 2005
    11250 Waples Mill Road    ·Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683www.NRAILA.org D.C. PERSONAL PROTECTION ACT INTRODUCED IN SENATE Thursday, May 19, 2005  (FAIRFAX, VA) – Today, Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison introduced “The District of Columbia Personal Protection Act” in the U.S. Senate.  The legislation aims to reverse the city’s 28-year handgun ban by restoring self-protection rights for law-abiding citizens.  The legislation also repeals D.C.’s gun registration law.  Last fall, the U.S. House of Representatives approved this measure on a bi-partisan vote of 250-171.              Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison stated, “This is much needed legislation.  Residents of our nation’s capital are at the...
  • HEADS UP CALIFORNIANS! Illegal Alien Driver's License Bill Set for Hearing Tomorrow

    05/18/2005 8:55:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 2,140+ views
    Save Our License.com ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our License.com
    Senator Gil Cedillo's bill to give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens is set to be heard in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee this Thursday. Please take time today to contact the committee members and ask them to oppose this bill. more information available at www.saveourlicense.com email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • State, Local Law Enforcement Get Support to Enforce Immigration ..

    05/19/2005 9:23:33 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 13 replies · 548+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The House today passed legislation authorizing $40 million to state and local governments for training law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws.