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  • 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 ^ | POSTED AT 7:21 PM ON OCTOBER 23, 2015 | MATT VESPA 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 party’s 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 York’s 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. Nadler’s first such meeting in Mr. Obama’s 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 ^ | 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 president’s 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, didn’t 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. BridenstineÂ’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, HHSÂ’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 congressmanÂ’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...
  • Clay Aiken on VA Scandal: I Haven’t Paid Attention to the details

    05/20/2014 11:03:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 05/20/2014 | Free Beacon Staff
    North Carolina Democratic Congressional candidate Clay Aiken declined to say whether Secretary of the Veterans Administration Eric Shinseki should resign Tuesday on NBC.The former American Idol runner-up offered a somewhat bizarre rationale, telling the Today Show because he was not in the publicly broadcasted Senate hearing and “hasn’t paid attention to those details” he could not say whether Shinseki should go.“I think we have a lot of people who are making decisions without being in the room,” he said. “I’m not going to be one of those folks who wasn’t in the hearing and hasn’t paid attention to those details...
  • Democratic Congressman Makes Shocking Racial Comments About Republicans, Clarence Thomas, Mitch

    04/29/2014 3:38:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 4/29/14 | Andrew Kaczynski
    A Mississippi Democratic Congressman says Clarence Thomas is an “Uncle Tom,” Mitch McConnell is a “racist,” and that Republicans are only anti-big government and anti-Obamacare because President Obama is black. Rep. Bennie Thompson was appearing on a New Nation of Islam radio program over weekend where he made the comments. “I’ve been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect,” Thompson said. “That Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States — not the chief executive,...
  • Nevada Congressman: Bundy Militia Needs to Leave Because They’re Making Residents Nervous

    04/27/2014 10:17:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 4/25/14 | Bridget Johnson
    A freshman Nevada congressman said the militiamen need to leave the area around Cliven Bundy’s cattle ranch because they’re scaring kids trying to walk to school. Rep. Steve Horsford (D-Nev.), who represents the recently created 4th District of central Nevada, told MSNBC that he spent Thursday in Mesquite, “meeting with residents who actually live in Bunkerville, who are neighbors of Cliven Bundy, who live in the Moapa Valley community.” “And they, like myself, are extremely frustrated by the fact that we have these armed militia in our community, the fact that children in Bunkerville, which is a community of only...
  • Disgraced Democratic congressman arrested in Zimbabwe after allegedly making 100 porno films

    02/18/2014 8:11:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 02/18/2014 | AVID MARTOSKO
    Former Illinois Democratic Rep. Mel Reynolds was arrested Monday in Zimbabwe after police learned that he was making pornographic films in hotels where he had accumulated $24,500 in unpaid bills, and that he had overstayed his visa by two months.
  • Congressman Threatens to Throw Reporter Off Balcony - on Camera

    01/29/2014 6:31:17 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 36 replies
    Yahoo News - ABC ^ | 29 January 2014 | Abby Phillip
    Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., threatened to "break" a local reporter in half and throw him off the balcony in the Capitol rotunda during a post-State of the Union interview turned toxic. Grimm, who is under federal investigation over his 2010 campaign financing, refused to answer a question from NY1 reporter Michael Scotto about the investigation. But as the cameras continued rolling, Grimm returned to physically confront Scotto, and according to a transcript posted by NY1, threatened him. "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f***ing balcony," Grimm says.After several...
  • McLame just on Greta ripping into Cruz!!!

    10/16/2013 4:11:53 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 191 replies
    Fox News | 10-16-13 | me
    WHAT AN ASS!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner charged with felony false imprisonment, battery

    10/15/2013 9:57:28 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies ^ | 10/15/2013 | AP
    SAN DIEGO – Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, driven from office by sexual harassment allegations, was charged Tuesday with felony false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor battery involving three women.
  • Ted Cruz wins

    10/09/2013 7:34:24 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies ^ | October 9. 2013
    Long ago, Ted Cruz earned the hatred of every elected Democrat in Washington. Now, he’s on his way to doing the same with nearly every Republican. He is, to paraphrase Winston Churchill’s quip about Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, a bull who carries a china shop with him. He had barely begun his 21-hour filibuster -- or, to be strictly precise, 21-hour-long speech -- when he compared his doubters to appeasers of Adolf Hitler, and he ended it roughly a day later with a prickly exchange with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Cruz eye-rollers had plenty of occasions...
  • “YOU’RE FULL OF CRAP!” Hannity calls out Democrat Congressman for lying about special Obamacare

    10/03/2013 6:53:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    fox ^ | 10/3/13
    This is the most epic performance by Hannity I’ve seen in a good while. He calls out Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) for saying there is no special deal that Congress gets on Obamacare. Hannity calls him a liar on camera and eventually tells him he’s full of crap.
  • Focus

    08/16/2013 1:03:52 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Redstate ^ | 8/16/2013 | Erick Erickson
    At the bottom of this post you will find a list of congressional town halls for the next week. It is important that you stay focused because Republican leaders are about to dangle shiny objects in front of you knowing that, like with a sardine dangling in the spotlight of a circus big tent, the GOP leaders can get you to clap like a seal. Republican Leaders are preparing a series of shiny objects to distract you. You must stay focused. Shiny object number one will be the GOP grandstanding to get Planned Parenthood’s navigator grant rescinded. The Administration gave...
  • Another Congressman Onboard! GET INVOLVED NOW!

    08/11/2013 2:35:21 PM PDT · by iontheball · 22 replies
    PPSIMMONS ^ | August 6, 2013 | Carl Gallups
    NOW - IT'S UP TO YOU! Please get involved in this effort. Now is the time! You have been asking for years - What can I do? Now, is your time to get involved. Thirty minutes of your time and handful of dollars, perhaps a phone call requesting a visit with your local congressman - These are the things that you can do NOW - that will MATTER. Please look at all the information below. Everything you need is right here on this page. Thank you and God bless you - and may God bless our nation.
  • Rep. Danny K. Davis accepts award from Marxist organization

    07/20/2013 10:48:13 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | video by Breitbart
    Breitbart has published another video showcasing one of Obama’s allies, Rep. Danny K. Davis, or as Obama refers to him, one of the best Congressman in the country, receiving an award from People’s World, a group that seeks “to popularize the ideas of Marxism”. Watch the whole video to see Rebel Pundit get shut down as soon as he mentions the Communist Party, the place where Davis was leaving from: Video link at the article.
  • Nevada congressman's son tweets racist and sexist remarks...refers..Obama as a 'slave'

    06/14/2013 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    mail online ^ | Hayley Peterson
    FULL TITLE: 'Watching a black guy get arrested is the funniest thing ever:' 'Watching a black guy get arrested is the funniest thing ever:' Nevada congressman's son tweets racist and sexist remarks and refers to President Obama as a 'slave' A Nevada congressman has apologized for his son's racist and sexist tweets, in which he repeatedly refers to women as 'sluts' and 'whores' who belong in the kitchen and calls President Obama a 'slave' who is only good at 'spear chucking and rock skipping.' Joey Heck, 16, is the son of Republican Joe Heck. Among the younger Heck's more than...
  • Congressman: Stop Gosnell by putting ‘a Planned Parenthood clinic in every neighborhood’

    05/25/2013 4:38:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2013 ( – A Democratic congressman has a unique solution for the atrocities perpetrated by late-term abortionists who botch their delivery in utero: Build more abortion facilities. reported that New York Congressman Jarrold Nadler said, “Dr. Gosnell represented the poor quality of health care services available in poorer communities” during a hearing on Trent Franks' 20-week “fetal pain” bill on Thursday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee . Rep. Jarrold Nadler, D-NY Rep. Jarrold Nadler, D-NY “If that means funding a Planned Parenthood clinic in every neighborhood to put guys like Gosnell out of business, so...
  • Congressman Pushes National Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

    05/17/2013 12:53:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Following the national outrage over Kermit Gosnell and his late-term abortions that were essentially infanticide, a pro-life Republican member of Congress is pushing legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy nationwide. Congressman Trent Franks informed LifeNews today that he will advance legislation to provide protection nationwide for unborn children who have the capacity to experience pain while being aborted, a capacity defined in the bill as existing by 20 weeks fetal age. Franks is the prime sponsor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The current version of the bill, which garnered a majority vote in the...
  • Congressman Goes On Berating Rant At Ousted IRS Commissioner And Gets A Standing Ovation

    05/17/2013 12:14:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/17/13 | Brett LoGiurato
    Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) went on a rant during outgoing Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller's testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday, earning himself a standing ovation at its conclusion. After an intense line of questioning, Kelly used up the balance of his speaking time by laying into Miller with a nearly three-minute long rant. "I have to tell you — where you're sitting, you should be outraged. But you're not," Kelly said to Miller, who resigned on Wednesday at the request of the White House. "The American people should be outraged, and they are. ... This...
  • WOO HOO! GOP Congressman (from Caliphornia) with big cojones says, “Islam is a threat to

    04/29/2013 7:27:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 4/29/13 | staff
    Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) during a hearing on Friday said that he believes that Islam as a whole is a threat to the United States, labeling it as a religion that will “motivate people to murder children.” Think Progress During a hearing he chaired on “Islamist Extremism in Chechnya: A Threat to the U.S. Homeland?” Rohrabacher continually referred to the 2004 Beslan hostage situation — in which Chechen extremists took control of a school in Russia resulting in the death of more than 180 children — as an example of the threat that Islam poses. At one point, the California...
  • Pro-Life Congresswoman Exposes Gosnell on O’Reilly Factor

    04/25/2013 5:25:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A top pro-life congresswoman exposed late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who is on trial for murder, on the O’Reilly Factor program last night. Due to a lack of national broadcast news coverage on these issues, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) organized a letter with 71 of her House colleagues last week to ABC, NBC, and CBS. The letters demand these networks stop blacking out coverage on high-profile abortion controversies. The letter noted instances where the media has covered up the story of Planned Parenthood lobbying in support of infanticide in the Florida State Legislature and in the ongoing murder trial of...
  • Congressman’s Bumper Sticker: If Babies Had Guns, They Wouldn’t Be Aborted

    04/12/2013 3:39:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Congressman Steve Stockman has a new bumper sticker and he tweeted it out to his constituents and supporters Friday afternoon in response to the controversy surrounding abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. The pro-life Texas Republican said the new slogan would be his campaign bumper sticker. “Our campaign bumper sticker: If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted. #gosnell #tcot,” he wrote.
  • Congressman: Gosnell an Abortion Predator Who Must be Exposed

    04/11/2013 4:58:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Several members of Congress on Thursday afternoon took to the floor of the House of representatives to expose the horrors abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has committed and to decry the lack of media attention to them. Congressman Marlin Stutzman, an Indiana Republican, was one of the members who spoke on the House floor this afternoon to call attention to the horrific crimes Gosnell engaged in at his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania abortion clinic. The following is the speech he delivered and a video of it: “My heart is torn as I stand on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as...
  • Congressman Upset President Obama Ignoring Gosnell Abortion Trial

    04/11/2013 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The mainstream media has become a target of frustration for those wishing it would provide more coverage of the dramatic trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. But one congressman is upset President Barack Obama is apparently not paying much attention to it — since the president hasn’t commented on the gruesome live-birth abortion deaths. Rep. Scott Perry, a Republican from Pennsylvania, where Gosnell abortion clinic was located, blasted President Obama and the press for ignoring the Gosnell trial. “Mr. President, your silence is deafening,” Perry said on the House floor today. “Are you so blind, are you so intractable, are...
  • Congressman Jim Moran Hosts Anti-Gun Townhall, Gets Grilled By Gun Owners

    03/12/2013 11:21:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Viral Read ^ | 3/11/13 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Last night, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) hosted an anti-gun townhall panel event at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA. With the help of the Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans club, hundreds of constituents from Virginia’s 8th congressional district-mostly Second Amendment activists-came to the event to express their dismay with Congressman Moran’s support for anti-gun policies. The event, “Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America,” featured five gun control speakers: Omar Samaha – Advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; family member of gun violence victim in Virginia Tech tragedy David Chipman – ATF Special Agent (retired),...
  • Congressman Murphy Seeks Probe of Al Jazeera

    02/27/2013 1:20:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 27, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    Rep. Tim Murphy, who holds a senior position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has called on the Obama Administration to explain whether Al Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV from former Democratic Vice President Al Gore was given any federal review and scrutiny. But Al Jazeera is working furiously to stop the mounting congressional interest and now has three lobbying firms working to stop any hearings or investigations into the deal. Once known as the voice of Osama bin Laden, Al Jazeera is the mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood and...
  • Congressman @SteveStockmanUS Exposes Obama's Anti-Gun Spambots

    02/25/2013 4:53:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Finally, at least one Republican is getting tech-savvy: A Texas Republican on Monday said President Obama’s gun control campaign is a fraud based on fake messages over Twitter. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) accused Obama of trying to make support for his position look stronger than it really is by flooding Twitter with messages from people who don’t exist. . . . Stockman said that in response to Obama’s call for people to tweet their congressman in support of gun control legislation, he received just 16 tweets. But he said all of these messages were identical, and that a closer look...
  • Are you ready for Congressman Mark Sanford?

    01/16/2013 10:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | AllahPundit
    He's been thinking about some sort of political comeback since mid-2011 at least, which is no surprise from a guy who first ran for Congress in his early 30s. In fairness, policy-wise, he's always been extremely good on government spending, something Washington needs now more than ever.Anyone know of any other Congress-eligible Republicans in South Carolina who are extremely good on spending? Between DeMint and Tim Scott, I'm thinking … pretty much all of them are. Oh well: Geraghty: How long have you been thinking about a return to politics?Sanford: This came out of the blue, for all the obvious...
  • Illinois congressman remains under doctors' care: Mayo Clinic

    11/14/2012 6:31:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/14/12 | Mary Wisniewski | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jesse Jackson, Jr., a U.S. Congressman from Illinois, will remain under the care of physicians to manage and treat his depression, according to a statement on Wednesday from the Mayo Clinic. Jackson, who is reportedly under investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds, left the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on Tuesday, according to Nicholas Hanson, a Mayo spokesman. "He and his family remain grateful for support and prayers offered and received on his behalf," Hanson said in the statement. Jackson is being treated for bipolar disorder, a psychological condition marked by extreme mood swings. The news follows...
  • Grayson flees African coup in copter of contractor he criticized (Blackwater saves Grayson's butt)

    02/25/2010 7:51:43 AM PST · by AAABEST · 47 replies · 1,712+ views
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | February 25, 2010 | Scott Powers
    <p>U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, was evacuated last week from the Central African nation of Niger, where he was stranded during a coup, by a military contractor the outspoken congressman has railed against in the past.</p> <p>Grayson was on a House Committee on Science and Technology tour last Thursday when a military coup closed the airport in Niger and then took over the government, violently entering buildings close to the U.S. Embassy compound where he was staying.</p>
  • Rep. Jim Moran’s Son Resigns Over James O’Keefe Video

    10/24/2012 2:55:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 73 replies
    tpm ^ | 10-24-12
    Patrick Moran, son of Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), resigned from his father's campaign on Wednesday after conservative activist James O'Keefe released a video that appears to show him offering advice to an undercover videographer who claimed to want to commit voter fraud. "Effective immediately, I have resigned from the Moran for Congress campaign," Patrick Moran said in a statement to TPM sent from his campaign email address.
  • My open letter to Congressman Devin Nunes

    10/14/2012 2:00:18 AM PDT · by pansgold · 65 replies
    X / XIV / MMXII | pansgold
    TO THE HONORABLE CONGRESSMAN DEVIN NUNES Sunday, October 14, 2012 Dear Sir, As your constituent and as a registered voting Republican I am sending you this letter to confirm the telephone call I made to your Washington D.C. office last week. I expressed concern and even anger at the high price of gasoline and demanded that the congress in the interest of national security, nationalize all oil refining in the United States and use Army reservists to take-over and run them. Refining should be under the direct control of the government and in particular, the Army Corp of Engineers. The...
  • Congressman challenges USDA to follow own school lunch restrictions

    10/03/2012 12:41:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/03/2012 | Caroline May
    Kansas Republican Tim Huelskamp issued a challenge to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday: Adopt the same calorie restrictions and menu standards in the department’s cafeterias as the USDA now requires in the nation’s public schools. While students pick at their vegetables, USDA’s cafeteria menus are loaded with unhealthy options for government employees — from pesto chicken pizza to BLTs with cheddar cheese, Cuban pork paninis to Philly steak subs, cheeseburgers to French toast. (Snip) The Kansas Republican — who has introduced legislation with Iowa Republican
  • Dead GI's email "heartbreaking"

    09/26/2012 8:55:50 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 16 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | Howard Altman
    TAMPA -- Army Staff Sgt. Matt Sitton's letter from the combat zone helped turn a congressman against the war in Afghanistan. His letter to his wife from about the same time offers a glimpse into the experiences shaping his views of the war. In the letter, Sitton lashes out at his commanders, saying they were blaming their troops for failing to stop casualties. He wonders in his writing about why troops are even in Afghanistan. And he predicted the conditions his men were subject to would have ripple effects far beyond the battlefield. Complaining about an unnamed company commander, Sitton...
  • Muslim Congressman: Netanyahu 'Ought To Be A Little Bit More Careful'

    09/16/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/12 | staff
    Congressman Keith Ellison warns Netanyahu to not insert himself in American elections
  • Allen West: 'That's a 1st Infantry division gang patch'

    09/04/2012 7:19:00 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 24 replies ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    U.S. Congressman Allen West pulled in to a cheering crowd of several hundred on his motorcycle Monday for the Labor Day picnic in Jupiter’s Carlin Park. The Palm Beach County Tea Party event featured West as the main speaker and the crowd could not have been more enthusiastic. West took an opportunity to express his frustration with the behavior of his opponent for the CD 18 seat, Patrick Murphy.
  • Congressman tells Conservative Activists that fighting for the Constitution is a losing battle....

    08/23/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 19 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Jul 12, 2012 | UniteInAction
    Do you agree with Rep. Gosar?
  • Rep. Camp to undergo treatment for cancer

    07/28/2012 12:08:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2012 | Vicki Needham
    House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) will undergo treatment for cancer, which was discovered during a recent yearly physical. Camp will receive chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma every three weeks over the next several months leading up to the election. The panel chairman said he will continue working. “After a recent routine yearly physical, it was discovered that I have a very early, highly treatable and curable type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma — large B-cell lymphoma," he said in a statement. "In between treatments I will continue my work as a United States Representative for Michigan’s fourth district and as...
  • Anti-Big Government Speech Brings House Floor To Its Feet

    07/27/2012 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Joe27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 26 Jul 2012
    Rep. Mike Kelly just gained a lot of new fans.
  • WATCH: GOP Congressman Shouts At Janet Napolitano

    07/20/2012 12:21:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    fox ^ | 7/20/12 | fox
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), one of the five Republicans behind the controversial letter accusing Clinton aide Huma Abedin of ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, insisted Thursday morning to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that he doesn’t accuse anyone of anti-American behavior simply because they are Muslim. “You follow me around the world, you see me hugging Muslims around the world, because the ones I hug are our friends,” Gohmert told Napolitano during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. “This administration seems to have a hard time recognizing members of terrorist groups who are allowed into the White House.” Gohmert’s questions were...