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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
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  • 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...