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  • How to Recall a U.S. Senator (Or Congressman)

    11/21/2009 7:42:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies · 2,315+ views
    E-How ^ | 11-21-2009 | By eHow Contributing Writer
    Senators have to find a balance between voting their conscience and voting as their constituents would like. If senators vote their conscience too heavily, constituents tend to get angry. When this happens, constituents may ask for a recall of their U.S. Senator. (The 5 steps are listed in detail) -- The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.
  • Ex-congressman gets 13 years in freezer cash case - William 'Cold Cash' Jefferson

    11/13/2009 7:19:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/09 | Matthew Barakat - ap
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former Louisiana congressman who famously hid $90,000 cash in his freezer was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for taking bribes, the longest term ever imposed on a congressman for bribery charges. William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans for nearly 20 years, was convicted in August of taking roughly $500,000 in bribes and seeking millions more in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. The sentence was still far less than the nearly 30 years prosecutors had sought.
  • Muslim congressman defends CAIR

    10/30/2009 12:51:23 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 14 replies · 822+ views
    A Muslim congressman says there is no need to investigate interns who may be placed with members of strategic security committees by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
  • Congressman Defends Saying Obama the "Enemy of Humanity" Due to Abortion

    09/30/2009 8:28:25 AM PDT · by julieee · 11 replies · 633+ views ^ | September 30, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Congressman Defends Saying Obama the "Enemy of Humanity" Due to Abortion Washington, DC -- Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona has found himself the subject of criticism due to some "frank" comments he made at a recent conservative conference. Over the weekend, Frank said President Barack Obama was the "enemy of humanity" because of his aggressive pro-abortion record.
  • Congressman wants all 'czars' to testify

    09/09/2009 9:29:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 2,136+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/9/09 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) on Wednesday called for President Obama's "czars," or appointed high-level advisers, to testify before Congress about their "authority and responsibilities" in the executive branch. The president's "czars" have become a point of controversy among his opponents because they do not have to be confirmed by the Senate as cabinet-level officials do.
  • North Texas Area Congressmen Host Townhall Meeting In Richardson

    08/31/2009 10:52:03 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 364+ views ^ | 08/31/2009 | Staff
    Tonight at 7:00 p.m., U.S. Congressmen Joe Barton (6th Dist.-Texas), Jeb Hensarling (5th Dist.-Texas), Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas), and Pete Sessions (32nd Dist.-Texas) will host a congressional field hearing on healthcare solutions at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. The free event will be open to the public. There will be parking but people are encouraged to take DART.
  • Marine Vet gives hell, free lesson in Nazi history to Congressman

    According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the recent wave of town hall protesters are nothing but “un-American

    08/21/2009 12:38:35 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 4 replies · 467+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | August 21, 2009 | Jerome J. Jahn
    To: Larry Wilson, Public Editor, Pasadena Star News "Mr. Wilson, I don't understand you liberals; you claim you are for total freedom of speech, yet when anyone disagrees with you, we are immediately called "wingnuts" un-American, mobs, Nazis, Astroturf and worse. My reply to you, Sir is the same as I wrote to Congressman Schiff. My letter follows: August 19, 2009 Congressman Adam Schiff 29th Congressional District 87 N. Raymond Avenue, Suite 800 Pasadena, CA 91103 Dear Congressman Schiff, My wife and I and several friends attended your “Town Hall” meeting last week. We have never before attended any...
  • Congressman Chooses His Constituents

    08/18/2009 9:57:47 PM PDT · by Addicted To LAW · 5 replies · 573+ views
    Addicted To ^ | Aug 15, 2009 @ 11:32 | Carlos Rafael Cruz
    Representative Mike Honda (CA-15) is holding a tele-townhall "raffle" for access to his Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 6:30PM event. If you are a constituent, you can throw your name, address, email address, phone number, and zip-code into the hat and see if you are one of the lucky constituents who will be blessed by the presence of Rep. Honda's voice. I may seem a little perturbed. Why you may ask. When I feel my federal Representative is hiding from his constituents, especially when he is needed the most raises a danger flag. When your Congressman has to collect all...
  • William Jefferson's former friend and associate says congressman told him, 'You worry too much'

    07/14/2009 7:35:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 408+ views
    NOLA ^ | 7/14/09 | Jonathan Tilove and Bruce Alpert
    William Jefferson's former friend and associate says congressman told him, 'You worry too much'by Jonathan Tilove and Bruce Alpert The Times-Picayune Tuesday July 14, 2009, 8:38 PM ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- William Jefferson, then a New Orleans congressman, and Noah Samara, the Ethiopian-born CEO of WorldSpace, which brought satellite radio to parts of Asia and Africa, were close. They shared political views, books on Africa and frequent dinners. In 200, when Jefferson was chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Samara and President Bill Clinton were the recipients of the chairman's annual award. **SNIP** $50,000 never repaid Samara testified that when...
  • Congressman Henry Waxman admitted to hospital [update #81]

    07/01/2009 6:18:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies · 3,102+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/09 | rueters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Congressman Henry Waxman, the powerful chairman of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after fainting in his district office, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
  • Ex-congressman on trial over freezer cash, bribery (William 'Cold Cash' Jefferson)

    06/16/2009 9:12:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 980+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/09 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of a former Louisiana congressman charged with bribery after federal agents found $90,000 in cash in his freezer. The case is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. William Jefferson is accused of soliciting bribes, racketeering, money laundering and other crimes. Jefferson represented parts of New Orleans until losing re-election last year. Prosecutors say he received more than $500,000 and sought millions more for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa.
  • Dem Congressman: ‘Nobody in This Country Realizes That Cap-and-Trade is a Tax’

    04/24/2009 6:53:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,193+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/24/09 | breitbart
    Video at link...
  • Megyn Kelly about to RIP Mortar Congressman Somalia Guy: Live Thread

    04/14/2009 5:55:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 27 replies · 2,154+ views
    Donald Payne who put others lives in danger when he went to Somalia to grandstand is going to be Live on America's Newsroom. By the way the mortars that missed his plane landed in a nearby neighborhood. And injured three people.
  • Somali Insurgents Fire at U.S. Congressman Payne During Visit to Mogadishu

    04/13/2009 7:39:26 AM PDT · by Freeport · 28 replies · 1,162+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 13, 2009 | N/A
    Somali insurgents fired mortars toward U.S. Congressman Donald Payne's plane during a visit to the Somali capital. The New Jersey congressman was not injured, his spokeswoman Kerry McKenney told FOX News. "One mortar landed at the airport when Payne's plane was due to fly and five others after he left and no one was hurt," Abukar Hassan, a police officer at Mogadishu airport, told Reuters. McKenney said Payne, who chairs the House subcommittee on Africa, felt it was important to go to Mogadishu and see first hand what was happening there.
  • Congressman Wants to Know Why Geithner Contradicted Congressional Testimony in 24 Hours

    03/27/2009 12:08:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 870+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/27/09 | Pete Winn
    ( – An Arizona congressman wants to know why Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner isn’t facing tough questions over his apparent about-face on whether the U.S. would consider China’s request to abandon the dollar as the global currency, in favor of a mix of currencies. Geithner told Congress under oath Tuesday that he wouldn’t consider China’s proposal to shift away from the U.S. dollar toward a world currency -- then the following day (Wednesday) said the U.S. would “be open” to the idea.
  • California congressman's Maryland tax break under scrutiny (D - Pete Fortney Stark)

    03/19/2009 7:41:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 854+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/19/09 | Richard Simon
    Reporting from Washington -- Rep. Pete Stark (D-Fremont), dean of the California congressional delegation, has claimed his Maryland home as his principal residence to qualify for a $3,770 tax break, even though it is thousands of miles from the Northern California district he represents -- and where he is registered to vote. A senior member of the House's tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, Stark said he was unaware that he might not be eligible for the tax break. Asked whether it was questionable for him to receive it, he said, "I guess it is." To qualify, a property must be...
  • Congressman Threatens Man For Sending Him A Teabag

    03/13/2009 2:08:52 PM PDT · by vivalaoink · 194 replies · 12,846+ views ^ | 13 March 09 | ARFCOM
    A member at sent his congressman a teabag in the mail to protest their spending, and now his congressman's office is threatening him. The member says, "I told her no malice intended and asked if it was illegal to mail a teabag. I told her it was a in protest in response to the votes of the Congressman. I also told her I thought maybe they would enjoy a good cup of tea this afternoon. She was not amused but acted dumb as to why I sent it. She also said a RECORD of this would be made." Here...
  • The Know-Nothings are in Charge

    01/18/2009 6:16:13 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 1,012+ views ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2009 | By Alan Caruba
    ... It seems to me and a lot of other folks that we might label the current bunch of bozos in Congress the Know-Nothing Party because, Democrat or Republican, they have reached a point at which they can be stampeded into voting for the expenditure of huge amounts of money without a clue why or to whom. Now it appears they are getting ready to “stimulate the economy” with a giant, political grab-bag in excess of a trillion dollars. Much like earlier efforts, it is likely to fail while at the same time plunging the nation into deeper and deeper...
  • (Freshman) Congressman sleeps on cot to save cash (Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah)

    01/09/2009 1:48:40 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 81 replies · 2,901+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/9/2009 | Emily Sherman and Jim Acosta
    In a time of economic turmoil, most Americans are being frugal with their money, but one freshman congressman is taking cost-cutting to a new level. Newly elected Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, opted out of renting an apartment in Washington, instead deciding on a cot in his office every night. "I will save $1,500 a month doing this," Chaffetz said. "I get paid a very handsome salary, no doubt about it, but you know, I've got expenses and a future for my kids and my family, too." In a stroke of luck, Chaffetz was one of the few freshmen members of...
  • Carson Joins LBGT Equality Caucus (Andre Carson Moslem US Rep, D-IN supporting Gay Caucus?)

    12/21/2008 8:34:22 PM PST · by I can has Low Taxes? · 10 replies · 1,073+ views
    US Congress press release ^ | June 13, 2008 | Micah Ragland
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, Congressman André Carson joined the U.S. House of Representatives Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender (LBGT) Equality Caucus. The mission of the LGBT Equality Caucus is to achieve the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well being for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. “It is indeed an honor and great privilege for me to serve as a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus,” said Congressman André Carson. “Working to ensure that no American is discriminated against because...
  • Congressman sent to Indonesia to wipe out record of Obama citizenship

    12/03/2008 12:33:55 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 12 replies · 1,694+ views
    craigslist ^ | oct-19-2008 | craigslist
    Dear Congressman Faleomavaega, I write you with concern about what is being widely reported on the internet, that in July of 2007 you were part of a U.S. delegation making a trip to Jakarta, Indonesia on behalf of Barack Obama.
  • GOP congressman: 'It is not your money'

    11/19/2008 6:17:04 PM PST · by Desron13 · 88 replies · 4,975+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | By Joe Kovacs
    Cavuto asked Knollenberg: "When the housing industry CEOs come to you and say, 'You know, [if] we go under and all the ancillary businesses – the dishwasher manufacturers, the washer-and-dryer manufacturers, the Lowe's and the Home Depots that vastly depend on our being alive and vibrant – if we go under, there's hell to pay. And then the textile manufacturer comes to you and says, 'If we go down, there's hell to pay.' And on and on and on we go. Where do you draw the line with our money?" "It is not your money," said Knollenberg.Cavuto screamed back, "It...
  • Paul Broun

    11/11/2008 5:36:07 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies · 524+ views
    His positions. FAIRTAX America desperately needs tax reform. The current income tax code is so complex that even the IRS does not understand it. Our so-called progressive income tax punishes individual success. NATIONALSECURITY As a young man, I had a strong desire to serve in the military. The day that I became a U.S. Marine was one of the proudest days of my life. Later, I also served as a Navy medical officer. As a Marine, I took an oath to defend the United States. Keeping that oath is a sacred obligation.
  • 6 seek to unseat scandal-plagued La. congressman (D-William 'Cold Ca$h' Jefferson)

    10/04/2008 5:29:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 749+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/4/08 | Kevin McGill - ap
    NEW ORLEANS – A 28-year political career was on the line Saturday for indicted U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, who is fighting bribery charges as he tries to fend off six Democrats in the primary for his New Orleans-based congressional seat. No one was expecting Jefferson or any of the other six candidates to garner the majority needed to win the nomination outright. Jefferson, seeking his 10th term, hoped to survive by taking either first or second place and moving on to a Nov. 4 runoff. A victory then would put him in a Dec. 6 general election in the heavily...
  • Congressman's office receives white powder, evacuated

    09/10/2008 2:57:08 PM PDT · by Prunetacos · 6 replies · 1,035+ views
    seminolechronicle ^ | September 10, 2008
    ORLANDO - On Tuesday morning, the University of Central Florida Research Facility was evacuated after a white powder was found inside a package addressed to Oviedo resident Rep. Tom Feeney. "All 300 or so employees in the Research Facility and Pavilion were evacuated," said Grant Heston, spokesman for UCF. This is the second time this week that a suspicious package has been delivered to Rep. Tom Feeney. Heston said the problem is bigger than UCF......
  • Congressman Arcuri D24 NY Hold 2 State Contracts for Rental Properties

    08/15/2008 12:11:54 PM PDT · by RightoLIfe · 3 replies · 103+ views
    8/14/2008 | Susan Arcuri
    Congressman Michael Arcuri Hold TWO State Contracts for Rental Properties -the DMV and the New York State Police
  • Congressman Michael Arcuri D24 Fails to Disclose Lease to Department of Motor Vehicles

    08/14/2008 9:08:53 AM PDT · by RightoLIfe · 12 replies · 406+ views
    8/14/2008 | Susan Arcuri
    Congressman Arcuri failed to disclose the correct amount on his rental property at 309 South Street, on his Federal Financial Disclosure. He has a state contract with the Department of Motor Vehicles which commenced in 1982 and ends in 2012.
  • Missing Documents May Link Congressman Arcuri to Spitzer Scandal

    07/08/2008 7:47:05 PM PDT · by RightoLIfe · 16 replies · 506+ views
    Justice Denied 13501 | 7/8/2008 | Susan Arcuri
    Justice Denied has uncovered documents that have been deleted or altered to obsure Congressman Arcuri from what may be a possible association with the Spitzer scandal.
  • Kucinich introducing 35 Articles of Impeachment

    06/09/2008 5:17:44 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 253 replies · 847+ views
    Dennis Kucinich is currently on the floor of the House presenting his bill to impeach President George W. Bush. C-SPAN, 8:00 PM 9 Jun 2008.
  • Lionel Van Deerlin: 1914-2008; Congressman, Journalist, TV Pioneer

    05/18/2008 11:29:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies · 107+ views
    FOX6 San Diego ^ | May 18, 2008 | FOX 6 News Staff
    Lionel Van Deerlin, a nine-term Democratic congressman and journalist, died in his Point Loma apartment Saturday, with much of his family at his side. He was 93... Van Deerlin's career in the House came to an end in November 1980 when upstart lawyer Duncan Hunter unseated the nine-term representative...
  • Hispanic congressmen demand corporate action against CNN host[Lou Dobbs]

    04/30/2008 9:51:46 AM PDT · by BGHater · 33 replies · 79+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 28 Apr 2008 | Elana Schor
    The anti-immigration views of CNN host Lou Dobbs have made him a darling in the ratings but a nemesis among US Latinos, whose frustration has risen to the Washington corridors of power. After their requests for a meeting with the chief executive of CNN's parent company were rebuffed, Latino members of Congress condemned the TV network for failing to recognise the "potentially dangerous" consequences of Dobbs's "divisive commentary". Dobbs has become a sensation thanks to his populist outbursts against undocumented immigrants, whom he calls "aliens" and accuses of "invading" America to steal jobs. The TV host also has targeted the...
  • The lady prefers 'congressman' (NAGS angry @ Marsha Blackburn R-TN & she's NOT GUILTY!)

    04/18/2008 2:55:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 172+ views ^ | 4/15/08 | HELENA ANDREWS
    The lady prefers 'congressman'By HELENA ANDREWS | 4/15/08 8:56 PM EST Blackburn signs her official correspondence with "congressman." Photo: John Shinkle In any other office, it wouldn’t sound as strange: “OK, let me grab the congressman. Hold on.” But in this office it does, seeing as how the congressman is Marsha Blackburn, a Republican U.S. representative from Tennessee, who since joining the delegation in 2003 has preferred the masculine form of the title. “It’s not something I see as a big deal,” said Blackburn, 55, the only female member of the Tennessee delegation, emphasizing that she’s not trying to make...
  • Case against congressman began in Africa (William 'Cold Cash' Jefferson)

    02/26/2008 5:26:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 125+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/08 | Cain Burdeau - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - During President Clinton's trip to Africa in 1998, Rep. William Jefferson joined the cadre of politicians, press advisers, trade experts and foreign diplomats aboard Air Force One. For the next 12 days, Jefferson was never far behind as the president strolled arm-in-arm with Nelson Mandela, mourned the human cost of the slave trade and bounced across the savannah in a safari car. A decade later, the trip looks increasingly like the starting point for a pattern of corruption Jefferson allegedly established during the expansion of African trade that followed Clinton's visit. "He was perceived as someone who...
  • Former Congressman An Al-Qaeda Fundraiser? (Debbie Schlussel thinks he did this due to $ troubles)

    01/17/2008 6:01:14 AM PST · by jdm · 8 replies · 62+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 17, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The war on terror has brought many strange stories to the fore, but perhaps none so strange as the indictment of Mark Deli Siljander, a former Michigan Congressman indicted for helping to shift funds to Islamist terrorists. Siljander represented the Islamic American Relief Agency and took $50,000 in fees later determined to have been stolen from USAID, and helped get it funds that federal investigators say went to the Taliban: A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted Wednesday as part of a terrorist fundraising ring that allegedly sent more than $130,000 to an al Qaeda and...
  • Former Michigan congressman Siljander indicted

    01/16/2008 4:37:53 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies · 293+ views
    Michigan ^ | January 16, 2008
    Former Michigan congressman Siljander indicted by Gazette Staff and News Service Reports Wednesday January 16, 2008, 4:41 PM Gazette fileFormer U.S. Rep. Mark Deli Siljander A former Kalamazoo-area congressman was indicted Wednesday for his part in an alleged terrorist fundraising ring that is accused of sending more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida and Taliban supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan. Mark Siljander, a former Three Rivers resident who represented southwestern Michigan from 1981-87, was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. He allegedly lied about lobbying senators...
  • Hedge fund group names Louisiana congressman as CEO[Rep.Richard Baker]

    01/16/2008 3:50:40 AM PST · by BGHater · 2 replies · 97+ views
    Reuters ^ | 15 Jan 2008 | Reuters
    The main lobbying group in Washington for the $2 trillion hedge fund industry named a Louisiana congressman as its new president and chief executive on Tuesday. Rep. Richard Baker, a Republican, will have to resign from Congress, where he has served for almost 22 years, to take the job as head of the Managed Funds Association. Baker said in a statement that he has "come to appreciate greatly the vital role played by the alternative investment industry in our economy." Association Chairman Eric Vincent said, "We are extremely pleased that Congressman Baker has agreed to lead Managed Funds Association." Baker...
  • Intel is key: High-ranking congressman says fort plays big role in U.S. defense

    12/01/2007 3:36:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 245+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The defense of the United States is going to require highly trained military intelligence professions, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday. Preparing critical intelligence providers is being done on this Southern Arizona post, said U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., who assumed the chairmanship of the committee in January. Having an intelligence force that is the best will ensure the United States can counter any future enemy, he said. “It’s going to be the intelligence world that makes the difference,” he said after spending an afternoon on the post. It was Skelton’s first trip...

    11/27/2007 12:46:44 PM PST · by MarineMom613 · 124 replies · 222+ views
    MarineMom613 | ME
    Sorry for long title and caps. I am typing thru tears. My mom is dying of pancreatic cancer. She raised my son and I got thru to Red Cross & Hospice and they approved it. Military is denying it saying she is not loco parentis. On top of that nobody knows how to do the paper work. My son is her baby (30 Year Old Marine) and she is all she wants. Seems to be holding on for him. She just took a drastic turn for the worst yesterday. I need a congressman/senator anyone who I can call and try...
  • Congressman Doesn't Back Wife in Council Race (Gregory Meeks-D)

    08/14/2007 8:22:34 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 3 replies · 526+ views
    August 14, 2007 Congressman Doesn't Back Wife in Council Race Usually married people, when not fighting, are pretty supportive their spouses, but that's not the case with Congressman Gregory Meeks and his wife Simone-Marie Meeks. Rep. Meeks is backing his congressional aide, Brian Simon, instead of his wife for the City Council seat being vacated by Leroy Comrie because of term limits. The seat for the 27th District represents parts of southeast Queens and Comrie started the movement to ban the N-word and was threatened by Viola Plummer. Mrs. Meeks, who is an aide to Nassau County Executive Tom...
  • Why did only Jews go after the Muslim Congressman?

    07/29/2007 9:20:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,335+ views
    Am Ha aretz ^ | July 30, 2007 | Shmuel Rosner
    1. I first mentioned the Keith Ellison controversy more than a week ago (7.12.2007 in what to Read) when it was still fresh and mostly ignored. It has grown bigger since, and now it's backlash time. The anger and amazement at Ellison's words have turned into an understandable fear of overreaction.
  • Vatican 'backs ex-Kennedy wife'

    06/20/2007 11:25:56 PM PDT · by wanderin · 35 replies · 1,587+ views
    BBC News ^ | 6-20-07
    The Vatican has reversed the annulment of former US Congressman Joseph P Kennedy II's first marriage, his ex-wife Sheila Rauch says. They were divorced in 1991 and Mr Kennedy obtained the annulment in secret in 1993, before he married his secretary Anne Elizabeth Kelly. Ms Rauch had alleged that the Kennedy family had used its influence in the church to obtain the annulment. Mr Kennedy is the nephew of President John F Kennedy, assassinated in 1963. His father, Robert Kennedy, was in turn murdered in 1968 as he campaigned for the Democratic Party's nomination for presidential candidate. "The annulment decision...
  • Feds say La. congressman to be indicted (Rep. William "Dollar Bill" Jefferson)

    06/04/2007 10:15:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,215+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/4/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - An indictment charging Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), D-La., in a long-running bribery investigation is being announced Monday, federal officials said. The indictment is being handed up in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. A press conference was being organized for late Monday in Washington to discuss the case.
  • Congressman Chases Down Robber In Georgetown (Rodney Frelinghuysen-R)

    05/26/2007 3:02:01 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 27 replies · 965+ views ^ | 5/25/07
    WASHINGTON -- A congressman from New Jersey helped police catch a man who may have tried to pick his pocket Thursday night. Police said Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen was walking in the Georgetown section of the city about 9:30 p.m. when he was approached by a group of young men. The congressman told officers he felt someone grab at his wallet. But when he turned, the person started running away. Frelinghuysen said the culprit first asked if he wanted to buy candy before robbing him. Frelinghuysen began chasing the man and was joined by two D.C. police officers who happened to...
  • Congressman wants FEMA trailer hearings (La. Rep. Bobby Jindal re: formaldehyde fumes)

    05/18/2007 10:23:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 591+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/07 | AP
    KENNER, La. - A Louisiana congressman is calling for hearings on the government's response to formaldehyde fumes in trailers provided to storm victims by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Earlier this month, the agency dismissed findings by environmentalists that the trailers pose serious health risks from the known carcinogen. The agency said the fumes could be reduced by opening vents and windows, a strategy deemed unacceptable by Rep. Bobby Jindal (news, bio, voting record) in light of the region's heat and humidity. Jindal, a Republican widely expected to run for governor in the fall, sent a letter to House leadership...
  • Lessons from Ireland (for Iraq)

    05/12/2007 10:08:02 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 10 replies · 820+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 11, 2007 | U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)
    At a gathering in my district a few months ago, a discussion of the war in Iraq came up, as it often does. One man said in frustration that the Sunnis and Shiites had been at war for centuries, and it seemed impossible to stop it. Another person identified himself as a Muslim and said, "I will explain to you why Sunni and Shiites have fought for hundreds of years, but then please explain to me why Catholics and Protestants in Ireland have been killing each other for hundreds of years." He had a point. Catholic-Protestant battles in Ireland have...
  • MA: Congressman resigns to take UMass job (Rep. Martin Meehan accepts Chancellor role)

    05/09/2007 10:26:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 772+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/07 | Andrew Miga - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Martin Meehan, known for his work on campaign finance reform, formally submitted his resignation from Congress on Wednesday, paving the way for him to become chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Meehan, 50, said his resignation letter was delivered to House officials Wednesday morning. His resignation is effective July 1. University of Massachusetts trustees in March had approved Meehan as head of the Lowell campus, his alma mater. Meehan, who was elected to Congress in 1992, graduated cum laude from UMass-Lowell in 1978. "I have a strong attachment to the school," said Meehan in...
  • Bishop and Priest Hasten to Apologize to Pro-Abort Politico for Homily Calling Him to Account

    01/27/2007 6:29:58 AM PST · by NYer · 81 replies · 1,080+ views
    LifeSite ^ | January 25, 2007 | Hilary White
    BUFFALO, January 25, 2007 ( – A Catholic deacon has been reprimanded for taking a pro-abortion Congressman to task on his voting record during a homily on “Respect Life Sunday.” Deacon Tom McDonnell pointed out that Democrat Rep. Brian Higgins, in attendance with his family, had voted in favour of legislation allowing federal funding for embryonic stem cell research and suggested that parishioners could talk to him about his vote. The Congressman and his family walked out of the church. Rep. Brian Higgins was endorsed in 2006 by the National Abortion Rights Action League and Planned Parenthood for his support...
  • Muslim Congressman Called for Terrorist's Release in 2000

    01/21/2007 6:02:27 PM PST · by kellynla · 50 replies · 1,512+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 21, 2007 | Jay Baggett
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  • Congressman undergoes angioplasty - Nick Lampson (D)

    12/22/2006 7:13:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 801+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/06 | AP
    HOUSTON - Congressman Nick Lampson, newly elected to the seat once held by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, underwent a procedure Friday to open up a partially blocked blood vessel, his spokeswoman said. Doctors at Christus St. John Hospital in suburban Houston performed the angioplasty on the 61-year-old Lampson and placed a stent in the vessel. Lampson was "conscious, alert and in good spirits throughout the procedure," spokeswoman Carrie Chess said in a statement. He was expected to be discharged Saturday. His wife, Susan Lampson, drove him to the hospital Thursday night because he started feeling sick during dinner....