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  • Court docs: Congressman Bob Brady under FBI scrutiny in campaign finance probe (Democrat)

    11/21/2017 2:25:52 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pennsylvania, is a target of FBI scrutiny in an investigation into payments his campaign allegedly made to his opponent in 2012 to encourage him to drop out of the race, according to an approved search warrant application filed in U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Two political consultants have already been charged in the campaign finance probe involving Brady's reelection, but the search warrant application dated Nov. 1 appears to be the first time Brady himself is mentioned as suspected of criminal wrongdoing in the probe. Federal prosecutors last month said Kenneth Smukler and...
  • Dem Congressman: Pass DREAM Act or we'll shut down the government

    09/10/2017 12:16:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2017 | Rick Moran
    More posturing from Democrats who are looking to capitalize politically on Donald Trump's plan phase out DACA over 6 months. One Democratic congressman is threatening to shut down the government unless Republicans in congress pass the DREAM Act, which would legalize most DREAMers. The Hill: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) threatened on Friday to back a government shutdown if the House failed to pass the Dream Act to protect thousands of young immigrants from being deported.  "We have a Democratic caucus where I know the vast majority of the members of the Democratic caucus are ready to say ‘If there is no...
  • Statue of Liberty as a Muslim? Painting in Rep. Lou Correas office sparks complaints

    08/05/2017 9:58:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 4, 2017 | Martin Wisckol
    A student painting that depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing a Muslim hijab, displayed in congressman Lou Correas Santa Ana office, is being attacked as an unpatriotic violation of the separation of church and state by members of We the People Rising, a Claremont-based activist group that advocates stricter enforcement of immigration laws. The group, including several Orange County participants, has asked without success that Correa remove the painting hanging with other finalists from the Democratic congressmans student art competition. Because of the complaint, Correa said he asked the House Office of Legislative Counsel for advice and was told there...
  • 'Death panel' disputes erupt at Florida GOP congressman's town hall (THE BIG LIE)

    02/13/2017 2:12:03 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Rep. Gus Bilirakis was the next lawmaker to face constituents outraged by the GOP's efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. A crowd that local sheriff's deputies estimated at 250 turned up at Bilirakis' town hall Saturday morning in Pasco County, which President Donald Trump won by 21 points. The meeting erupted into shouts and jeers in its first minutes, when Bill Akins -- the chairman of the county Republican Party -- complained of Obamacare's "death panels," a term that does not appear in the text of former President Barack Obama's signature health care law but refers to the Politifact-ruled...
  • GOP-Hating Rep. John Lewis Didnt Pay His Real Estate Taxes

    01/19/2017 6:33:25 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Independent Sentinel.com ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | S. Noble
    GOP-Hating Rep. John Lewis Didnt Pay His Real Estate Taxes Instead of finding fault with the new president, maybe Rep. John Lewis should worry about paying his real estate taxes. The well-paid congressman didnt pay taxes on his nearly $1 million posh D.C. townhouse on Capital Hill. Rep. Lewis said Donald Trump isnt a legitimate president, same thing he said about George Bush, but hes not a legitimate taxpayer. Public records show he avoided paying property taxes on his DC townhouse at 219 3rd Street SE on Capitol Hill, Got News reported. Click the link for Got News to see...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Republican congressman John Rutherford collapses.....

    01/11/2017 5:32:54 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 78 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 1/11/17 | DailyMail.com
    BREAKING NEWS: Republican congressman John Rutherford collapses after suffering a 'massive heart attack' during House vote Republican congressman John Rutherford has collapsed during a vote in the House. The newly sworn-in representative from Florida suffered a 'medical emergency' during a vote on Wednesday, reports suggest His condition is not known. According to The Hill, he was receiving oxygen through a mask when he was wheeled to an ambulance. Rutherford is a former sheriff from Jacksonville, Florida. He was elected to Congress in November, succeeding Republican Ander Crenshaw, who retired after eight terms. More to follow.
  • Former Rep. Chaka Fattah sentenced to 10 years in prison

    12/12/2016 11:52:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday on charges of money laundering, bribery and fraud. Fattah, 60, resigned from the House in June after being convicted on more than 20 counts of corruption. He'll have to report to prison by Jan. 25, 2017, to begin his sentence. Prosecutors had called for Fattah to receive 17 to 22 years in prison. Fattah had already lost the Democratic primary for the Philadelphia-area seat he represented for 22 years. His successor, Rep. Dwight Evans (D), was sworn in on Nov. 14 to finish the remaining weeks...
  • Sources: Bill Nojay committed suicide in cemetery

    09/09/2016 10:30:29 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 81 replies
    WHEC news ^ | 9/9/2016 | WHEC Reporter
    Sources tell News10NBC that Assemblyman Bill Nojay has committed suicide. Officers were called to the Riverside Cemetery on Lake Avenue around 9:20 Friday morning for reports of shots fired. Sources say Nojay, 59, was found dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The New York Daily News reports Nojay was at his family burial plot. Investigator Frank Camp says officers saw a man shoot himself. At this time investigators are not making a connection to Bill Nojay. The investigation is ongoing. We're told Nojay was supposed to turn himself in on Friday for fraud charges. According to a report from...
  • Congressman: Jewish Settlers Are Like Termites

    07/25/2016 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/25/16 | Adam Kredo
    A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state. Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) launched into a tirade against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians, comparing Jewish people who live in disputed territories to termites that destroy homes. Johnson also compared Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a remark that drew vocal agreement from those in the room. There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get...
  • Screw the next generation: Anonymous congressman writes tell-all and slams nation of naive,

    05/12/2016 9:47:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/12/2016 | David Martosko
    A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a legislator has penned a tell-all about the worst parts of serving in the House of Representatives saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time for reading the bills he votes on. Mill City Press, a small Minnesota-based 'vanity press' publisher describes 'The Confessions of Congressman X' as 'a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.' 'No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions...
  • ICYMI: Republicans have no official plan to raise the debt ceiling

    10/23/2015 8:17:23 PM PDT · by 100American · 13 replies
    hotair.com ^ | POSTED AT 7:21 PM ON OCTOBER 23, 2015 | MATT VESPA
    http://hotair.com/archives/2015/10/23/icymi-republicans-have-no-official-plan-to-raise-the-debt-ceiling/ Reaching a deal with Democrats would infuriate conservative GOP lawmakers who prefer a fight, but it shows the speaker no longer feels beholden to the partys hard-right flank, which forced his early retirement. The speaker has made it clear that he wants to solve some outstanding issues before he leaves, said a Boehner aide, who was not authorized to discuss the private deliberations. No decisions have been made, but a resolution on the debt ceiling is certainly possible. In the Senate, GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Tuesday the preference was not to simply raise the debt...
  • Another GOP congressman says the Benghazi panel was meant to hurt Hillary Clinton

    10/15/2015 8:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/15/2015 | Dan Merica
    Another Republican lawmaker says the House Select Committee on Benghazi is meant to go after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Rep. Richard Hanna, R-New York, said Wednesday on New York's' WIBX 950, "Sometimes the biggest sin you can commit in D.C. is to tell the truth." "This may not be politically correct, but I think that there was a big part of this investigation that was designed to go after people and an individual, Hillary Clinton," said Hanna, who is not a member of the committee. "After what Kevin McCarthy said, it's difficult to accept at least a part...
  • Jerrold Nadler, New York Congressman, Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/22/2015 11:31:46 AM PDT · by lbryce · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 21,2015 | Alexander Burns
    Representative Jerrold Nadler, shown in 2014, is the lone Jewish Democrat from New York to endorse an agreement with Iran. Credit Andrew Burton/Getty Images Representative Jerrold Nadler was being pulled hard from all sides. Close allies in the pro-Israel community told him a nuclear deal with Iran would doom the Jewish state. His Jewish colleagues in New Yorks congressional delegation had all condemned the pact. Then there was the lobbying from President Obama, first with a phone call, followed by a face-to-face talk in the White House Mr. Nadlers first such meeting in Mr. Obamas tenure. Facing extraordinary pressure,...
  • Next Time There Is A Terrorist Attack... Thank A Banker and Congressman

    02/28/2015 4:02:59 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 3 replies
    You know one has to wonder why this is so covered up... Won't even get a rating and all there will be is silence in this thread. You see the bankers are funding the terrorist and if we look at one of these banks, Credit Suisse, the CEO is an American. Now, when we have a athlete that swallows a steroid the whole congress gets in an uproar and such but when we have an American CEO of a bank that is accused of and being sued by Wounded American Vets the Washington DC tries to cover it all up....
  • Video.... Dem. congressman does not believe in legal protection for females in the womb

    02/05/2015 2:38:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Feb 4, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    FULL TITLE: Chilling video shows chief of staff affirming that Dem. congressman does not believe in legal protection for females in the womb The top staffer in Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan's office has agreed that his boss does not believe in legal protection for females who are inside the womb, a shocking new video reveals. Yesterday, about a dozen members of Students for Life of America (SFLA) followed through with a visit to the Washington offices of Congressman Tim Ryan, a onetime pro-life Democrat who recently embraced abortion-on-demand. Congressman Ryan was not available, they were told, but they had a...
  • Texas GOP Rep: Obama Deserves Impeachment

    01/25/2015 3:47:52 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:30 AM 01/25/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    George Orwell said that in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Republican congressman Brian Babin is new to Congress, and this dentist from Woodvine, Texas radiates a love for country while worrying for his grandchildren when he sees the sorry state of our federal government. But Babin is unafraid to speak clearly, and Washington should listen to what he has to say.
  • Congressman suggests moat around White House

    11/22/2014 1:43:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/19/14 | Steve Goldstein
    Faced with an increasing number of White House intrusions that led to the resignation of a Secret Service director, a congressman on Wednesday suggested that maybe a moat should be erected around the presidents home. The suggestion was made by Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. With hand gestures, Cohen suggested a moat roughly six-feet wide may be attractive and effective. Joseph Clancy, the acting director of the Secret Service, didnt dismiss the suggestion out of hand. Sir, it may be, he said. Clancy said the Secret Service and the National Park Service were...
  • Weiner to Open Wiener Restaurant

    08/09/2014 12:28:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 52 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic Congressman who gained wide notoriety by tweeting photos of his genitalia is ready to open a new chapter in his life. Spotting what he characterized as an unfilled niche in the marketplace, the ex-pol is set to embark upon a restaurant venture in the Queens borough of New York City. The wiener, or hot dog, is an under appreciated delicacy, Weiner maintains. Too often it is relegated to street corner carts where it is hastily prepared, topped with pedestrian condiments, and carelessly scarfed down by the palate-challenged troglodytes who walk our streets. At Chez Weiner...
  • GOP Congressman denied access to facility housing unaccompanied migrant children

    07/03/2014 7:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Wednesday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) sent out a press release chronicling his recent trip to a facility maintained by the department of Health and Human Services established to house up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who crossed the southern border illegally. Bridenstine’s trip was a short one, however, as the congressman was denied access to the facility by an HHS official. Bridenstine asserted that he attempted to contact Ken Wolfe, HHS’s deputy director of the office of public affairs, in order to express his frustration over being denied access to Ft. Sill, a facility in the congressman’s...
  • HHS Bars Congressman From Seeing Immigrant Children [in HIS district]

    07/02/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 55 replies
    NRO ^ | July 2, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    A Health and Human Services official refused to allow a member of Congress to enter a facility in his district where some one the unaccompanied immigrant children ae being housed. Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.) was told he could schedule an appointment for July 21. What are they trying to hide? Bridenstine said after the incident. Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress? As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking. I would like to know to whom these children are being released. There are 1,200 immigrant children at...