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  • Virginia congressman defends funding Hamas-backed unity government

    10/08/2014 8:53:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | 10/08/2014 | Paul Miller
    In the ongoing battle to deprive Mideast terrorists of financial support, one member of Congress vows he’ll make sure at least one group of violent extremists gets cash from U.S. taxpayers. U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D- Va., defended U.S. funding of the Palestinian Authority, despite the fact that the authority includes members of Hamas, a group the U.S. says is a terror organization. Connolly’s remarks, at a Sept. 28 Arab American Candidates Night forum, emphasized his determination to fight House of Representatives colleagues who might block the funding.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Congressman Connolly D-VA – Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress

    10/31/2012 12:42:02 PM PDT · by Sarajevo · 29 replies
    Las Vegas TSG Business News ^ | 29 Oct 2012 | unk
    Virginia Congressman: Veterans “Unqualified to Serve” in Congress Because Deployments Prevent Veterans from Serving Local Communities Fairfax, VA – Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11) shocked constituents by suggesting that military Veterans are unqualified to serve in Congress because their deployments prevent them from putting “sweat equity” into the districts they hope to serve in Congress. Congressman Connolly is running against Colonel Chris Perkins, a retired officer who served most of his more than 24 years in uniform as an Army Green Beret deployed overseas. Connolly has repeatedly suggested that Perkins’ lack of local involvement because of his military career makes...
  • Rep. Connolly: State Dept. Budget Cuts Partly to Blame for 9/11 Libya Attack

    09/24/2012 4:59:33 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    CNS ^ | September 24, 2012 | Pete Winn
    A Democratic congressman from Northern Virginia claims Congress is partly to blame for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.), in an interview with Washington, D.C., radio station WTOP on Monday, stood by comments he made that Congress deserves some of the blame for the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others because it failed to give President Obama all the money he had requested for embassy security – and had cut the State Department’s budget overall. Here is a transcript of Connolly's comments: WTOP Radio: Right after this...
  • Artur Davis reportedly considering Republican House bid in Virginia

    05/22/2012 8:08:00 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/22 | Rachel Weiner
    Former Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) might run for Congress in 2014 — possibly as a Republican. BuzzFeed reports that the conservative Democrat is looking at challenging Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) in 2014. The Fix reached out to Davis via email and the man who sought the 2010 Democratic nomination for governor in the Yellow Hammer State was very careful to leave the door open to another bid — possibly from the other side of the partisan aisle. “I do receive encouragement from friends to join the Republican Party and to get into politics in the [northern Virginia] area, but I...
  • House Oversight Democrat says he will advise administration not to testify before committee

    06/03/2011 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/03/11 | C.j. Ciaramella
    House Oversight Democrat says he will advise administration not to testify before committeeC.j. Ciaramella – 30 mins ago Democrats in the House Oversight Committee are in full revolt against Republican Chairman Darrell Issa, so much that one Democrat said he will urge members of the Obama administration not to testify before the committee. Today during a meeting of the technology subcommittee, Democrat Gerald Connolly said, “I’m going to advise the [Obama] administration to decline all requests by the Majority to testify before this Subcommittee and the full committee until this matter is resolved.” **SNIP** Democrats object to Issa’s interpretation of...
  • Remarks by the President at a Town Hall in Annandale, Virginia

    04/19/2011 11:57:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The White House ^ | April 19, 2011 | Barack Obama
    Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia - THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! Thank you! Thank you so much. Everybody have a seat, have a seat. It’s good to be back. Good to be back in Annandale. Good to be back at NOVA. How is everybody doing? (Applause.) I want to make a couple of acknowledgments. First of all, Congressman Gerry Connolly is here. (Applause.) Dr. George Gabriel, the provost of Northern Virginia Community College, is here. (Applause.) And the president, Bob Templin, is here. (Applause.) It is great to be back. I keep on coming back because Jill Biden tells me...
  • Jim Inhofe to Democrats: 'Get a life' (not amused by snarky RAT amendments)

    04/07/2011 8:28:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/05/11 | DARREN GOODE
    Jim Inhofe to Democrats: 'Get a life'By DARREN GOODE | 4/5/11 3:08 PM EDT Sen. Jim Inhofe has a simple message to House Democratic critics of the Republican plan to derail EPA climate change regulations: “Get a life.” The Senate Environment and Public Works ranking member wasn’t amused by the series of snarky Democratic amendments to rename the GOP legislation preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) offered a series of amendments to the House measure — which Inhofe is pushing in the Senate — to change the title of the...
  • Canton man Tom Connolly a big part of greatest untold story of WWII - Halyard

    11/11/2010 5:49:30 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    Canton Citizen ^ | November 11, 2010 | Jay Turner
    If it weren’t for 95-year-old George Vujnovich receiving his long-overdue Bronze Star last month — a full 66 years after he helped launch the incredible, yet thoroughly overlooked Halyard rescue mission in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia in the late summer of 1944 — then perhaps Paul Seery’s thoughts would be elsewhere this Veterans Day. Tom Connolly and his crew celebrate on Italian soil after being rescued from Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia in late December of 1944. Also pictured are OSS agents George Vujnovich and Nick Lalich.Instead, they are fixed firmly on the memory of his old friend and former coworker at Emerson and Cuming,...
  • VA-11 is extremely close; Fimian leading (!)

    11/02/2010 6:20:30 PM PDT · by flintsilver7 · 33 replies
    Virginia State Board of Elections ^ | November 2, 2010 | Virginia State Board of Elections
    Connolly carried this district in 2008 by a pretty wide margin of 11.7% (54.7% - 43.0%). With 57.14% reporting, Fimian holds a narrow lead (49.26% - 48.67%). Based on what I know about Fairfax politics, I'm not optimistic Fimian holds on, but I can hope.
  • Who Will Control The Army Of Northern Virginia?

    11/02/2010 10:37:21 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 22 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 11/2/2010 | Sean Higgins
    Your humble correspondent lives in Arlington County, part of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. It’s a Democratic stronghold in the otherwise red state of Virginia. That’s due to the large number of government workers residing there as well as the region’s demographic shift over the last decade, becoming one of the most ethnically diverse regions of the country. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., has held the seat for 20 years, winning re-election easily each time. So it was no surprise that two years ago the line at my local polling place was quite long. This year, however, turnout was a lot lighter
  • Congressman- Water Carrier for Islamists, To Face Voters Nov. 2nd

    10/30/2010 6:37:06 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 4 replies
    Gerry Connolly, or "Jihad Gerry Connolly", as he has been described for his voting and support of the Saudi Islamic school in northern Virginia, while chairman of Fairfax Board of Supervisors, faces the voters Nov. 2nd.The Saudi Islamic Academy in northern Virginia boasts an alumni of terrorist graduates, anti-Jewish,Christian sentiments in textbooks, and has been described by local law enforcement as a "breeding ground for terrorists". Connolly is up for re-election in Virginia's 11th congressional district in a tight race with Republican challenger Keith Fimian. Fimian has recieved the endorsement of the  Washington Examiner:"Connolly’s inflammatory campaign ads paint Fimian as an “extremist” and himself as a...
  • 2010 Race of the Day: Taking Out Big Government Liberals in Virginia

    07/29/2010 3:37:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2010 | Brian Walsh
    Virginia’s Eleventh Congressional District has dramatically changed over the last few decades. Just outside Washington, D.C., this district has quickly become a fast-growing hub of high-tech, defense and federal government contracting jobs and is one of the most affluent and well-educated districts in the country. Riding the Democratic wave of 2008, Gerry Connolly was elected by a double-digit margin to his freshman term – though he underperformed Obama. However, he quickly forgot who elected him and has instead sided with his big-spending liberal leadership every step of the way. Republican nominee and NRCC Young Gun Keith Fimian is seeking to...
  • Dereliction of Duty: Congressional Democrats skip passing a budget—and hope no one notices.

    06/19/2010 3:08:57 PM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies · 1,140+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/28/10 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    The 1974 Budget and Impoundment Act requires Congress to pass a budget resolution by May 15 of each year. Congress hasn’t done so yet in 2010. But that isn’t so unusual. Delays are common. They are usually the result of interparty or intercameral disputes. But this year is different. Congressional Democrats aren’t simply delaying, they’re deliberately refusing to offer a budget until after the November elections. They’re simply choosing to ignore the law. The politics are not complicated. Democratic leaders do not want to send members home to face their constituents after voting for a budget that would take the...
  • Video: Dem Rep ends up with egg on his face in Bernanke hearing [Gerry Connolly]

    06/11/2010 11:45:02 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 14 replies · 1,758+ views
    HotAir ^ | June 11, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The first thing law schools teach litigators is to not ask questions without knowing the answer. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) never went to law school — and it shows in this exchange from Wednesday between himself and Ben Bernanke, the Fed chair, who was testifying on Capitol Hill. Connolly wanted to slap at his Republican colleagues who want spending cuts to bring the budget into balance by getting Bernanke to say that there isn’t enough money in the budget to cut, and that revenue has to be increased to end deficits. Unfortunately, as Liberty Central notes, Connolly got broadsided by...
  • Congressman in Trouble After Health Care Vote

    04/05/2010 10:05:13 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 36 replies · 2,754+ views
    AOL News ^ | April 4, 2010 | Andrea Stone
    TYSONS CORNER, Va. (April 4) -- Rep. Gerry Connolly was among friends as he explained at a Rotary Club breakfast why he voted for health care reform last month. "We're all businessmen and businesswomen," the Democratic congressman told the well-dressed group over bacon and eggs at a private club here. "This bill is the largest single deficit-reduction legislation in American history. It's a good start in terms of sort of fiscal discipline, and it will bring down the cost of health care." Many in the room nodded approvingly. Other parts of the district are not so welcoming. Many are predicting...
  • Protest at 9/11 Mosque Fundraising Dinner in Falls Church, Virginia

    04/02/2010 8:34:57 AM PDT · by CatherineMartin07 · 25 replies · 662+ views
    ACT!for America ^ | 04/02/2010 | Catherine Martin
    Members of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force (VAST), ACT for America and the Center for Security Policy will protest appearances by Congressmen Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) and James Moran (D-Virginia) and former Gov. Tim Kaine at a fundraising dinner for the controversial mosque Dar Al Hijrah. The protest will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 3 outside the Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 Contact: Jim Lafferty, (703) 931-2324 ~~~~~~ Contact: Catherine Martin, ACT!for America Northern Virginia Chapter Leader @ actforamericanova@gmail.com
  • Virginians Protest 9/11 Mosque Fundraiser FeaturingConnolly, Moran and Kaine

    04/01/2010 9:54:43 AM PDT · by CatherineMartin07 · 26 replies · 1,445+ views
    ACT!for America ^ | 04/01/10 | Catherine Martin
    VAST The Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force Contact: James Lafferty (703) 931-2324 jameslafferty@usa.net Virginians Protest 9/11 Mosque Fundraiser Featuring Connolly, Moran and Kaine Praise Senator Jim Webb and Delegate Kaye Kory for Withdrawing Fairfax, VA -- A coalition of Virginia and national organizations charged today three prominent Virginians – Congressman Gerry Connolly, Congressman Jim Moran and for Governor Tim Kaine have “trashed their oath to protect and defend the U.S. and Virginia Constitutions” by appearing as special guests at a fundraising dinner for the 9/11 mosque Dar Al Hijrah in Falls Church, Virginia. The groups also praised Senator Jim Webb and...
  • Tim Kaine, Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran to Dine with Terrorists on April 3rd in Falls Church

    03/30/2010 5:24:59 PM PDT · by CatherineMartin07 · 7 replies · 848+ views
    ACT!for America ^ | 03/20/2010 | Catherine Martin
    No American Should Remain Silent The 9/11 mosque Dar Al Hijrah will hold its annual fundraising dinner on Saturday at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church. Among the special guests are former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, Congressman Gerry Connolly and Congressman Jim Moran. After receiving a briefing paper from the Center for Security Policy, the names of Senator James Webb and Virginia Delegate Kaye Kory have been removed from the dinner’s program. The Dar Al Hijrah mosque has been the focal point for many who participated in the cowardly attack on the Pentagon and in recent terrorist acts at...
  • Sign up for Gerald Connolly's telephone townhall on Tues. Mar 9 at 8:30 PM

    03/08/2010 1:36:45 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 67+ views
    You must register here, then you will get a call to participate shortly before 8:30 PM http://connolly.house.gov/index.cfm?sectiontree=6,102&sectionid=102
  • Tell VA congressmen Nye and Connolly to GIVE BACK Charlie Rangel's dirty money

    03/04/2010 9:47:40 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 172+ views
    For Immediate Release March 4, 2010 RPV Chairman Pat Mullins calls on Charlie Rangel's last two Virginia angels to return dirty money, announces new web video Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement: "What a difference a day makes! Less than 48 hours ago, Rep. Tom Perriello was standing by his good friend Congressman Rangel. But now that the public has found out just how bad Charlie's ethical lapses have been, Perriello can't get rid of that money fast enough," Mullins said. "Congressmen Glenn Nye and Gerry Connolly are still holding on to $21,000...
  • VA-11 2010: GOP Opportunity Connolly vulnerable? Herrity vs. Fimian in June primary

    02/19/2010 6:55:34 PM PST · by HokieMom · 14 replies · 569+ views
    Great Falls Connection ^ | 1/27/2010 | Julia O'Donoghue
    2009 might be remembered as the year the Fairfax County Republican Party got its groove back. The Grand Old Party won special elections for Braddock District supervisor and Providence District school board member, two seats that had been held by Democrats for several years. They also managed to knock off two incumbent Democrats in the House of Delegates after losing ground on that front in the last two campaign cycles. And local Republicans were produced a 4,500-vote win in Fairfax County for Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) this past November. Though McDonnell was heavily favored to win the gubernatorial race statewide,...
  • Fairfax supervisor Herrity to run for Rep. Connolly's seat

    01/17/2010 7:20:01 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 529+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2010 | Derek Kravitz
    Fairfax County Supervisor Pat S. Herrity (R-Springfield) said Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination against first-term U.S. Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), as both parties in Northern Virginia begin to ramp up for the contest. Herrity, 49, an accountant whose father was chairman of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors in the 1970s and '80s, had contemplated entering the race for weeks. Word leaked about his potential candidacy, and on Wednesday, he called his announcement "probably the worst-kept secret" in Fairfax. "Things have changed dramatically in the last four years," Herrity said at a news conference at the West...
  • Virginia Republicans aim to take 4 Democrats' congressional seats

    12/22/2009 9:42:19 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 31 replies · 995+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/22/2009 | Amy Gardner
    Newly energized by last month's landslide victories in state elections, Virginia Republicans are laying the groundwork to mount aggressive challenges against four Democratic congressmen next year. Republican leaders think that they can reclaim at least two of the three seats they lost last year, when President Obama became the first Democrat in 44 years to win Virginia. They also think that the political climate has changed so decisively that they can unseat U.S. Rep. Rick C. Boucher, a 28-year incumbent from the far southwestern part of the state, where antipathy toward Obama and national Democratic policies run strong. And they...
  • Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba...

    06/05/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba for Nearly 30 Years Couple Allegedly Conspired to Provide Classified Information to Cuban Government A former State Department official and his wife have been arrested on charges of serving as illegal agents of the Cuban government for nearly 30 years and conspiring to provide classified U.S. information to the Cuban government. The arrests were announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Joseph Persichini, Jr.,...
  • Congressman Gerry Connolly Stands up For Islam

    11/20/2009 10:47:43 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 21 replies · 1,022+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | November 20Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    About a week ago, Pat Robertson stated that Islam is a "violent political system." (Short video on site.) He happens to be correct, but as usual one of our politicians has to come running to stand up for a religion/political system that they know little about. Virginia's 11Th District Congressman Gerry Connolly (D), has issued this statement calling for Pat Robertson to apologize for his comments about Islam. “In the week since Mr. Robertson’s statement that Islam is ‘not a religion’ but a ‘violent political system’ whose adherents should be treated like members of the communist or fascist party, I...
  • Connolly vs. Herrity?

    11/18/2009 9:34:44 AM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 4 replies · 327+ views
    <p>Although most conventional wisdom rates Gerald E. Connolly of Fairfax County as the safest of three freshmen Democrats elected to Congress in Virginia last year, that wisdom rests on a rematch with Republican Keith S. Fimian in next year's midterm elections.</p>
  • Okay, We Got the Names

    11/08/2009 8:59:53 AM PST · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 65 replies · 2,779+ views
    Well, we got the names. Now there’s no secret who was willing to step out for Pelosicare. I picked out 47 Democrats from the “yes” column that could end up in serious trouble next year. So let’s name some names, donate to their opponents, and turn them out! Michael Arcuri – Nearly got beat by Hanna in 08. Melissa Bean – Knocked off Phil Crane in 04, but still sits in a historically Republican district. Marion Berry – Already targeted by the NRCC, and doesn’t seem to realize that AR wasn’t for O. Tim Bishop – Whined about the townhall...
  • BREAKING: Gerry Connolly Tries To Get Constituent Arrested

    11/05/2009 4:53:31 PM PST · by RocketMan1 · 45 replies · 2,770+ views
    Black Velvet Bruce Li ^ | 11/05/2009 | Greg L
    Today there are lots of people trying to lobby their elected officials on the health care bill pending in Congress, and Gerry Connolly tried to get one of them arrested on false charges of assault, setting a new standard for utterly abysmal, beyond-the-pale horrible constituent service. This guy is absolutely unbelievable. Connolly is trying to claim he wasn’t aware anyone would want to meet with him today, and is refusing to talk to anyone standing in the long, long line of constituents that are snaking out of his office door and well down the hallway. Instead, his staffers are telling...
  • Accused Cuba spy 'sought to be US envoy to Northern Ireland'

    06/14/2009 9:23:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 478+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 10, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Kendall Myers, 72, who appeared in federal court in Washington on Wednesday charged with spying for Havana for nearly 30 years, had a fascination with Northern Ireland. The Daily Telegraph has established that as well as seeking the envoy's post, which carried the rank of ambassador, Mr Myers travelled to the British Isles and met British and Irish officials, senior Northern Ireland politicians and intelligence officers. .... "Anything this guy could have found from his European responsibilities he might have funnelled to the Cubans for them to sell off," said John Bolton, a former top State Department official in the...
  • Contact List of 'Vulnerable' House Democrats on Porkulus

    02/11/2009 8:43:25 AM PST · by kristinn · 48 replies · 2,293+ views
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Kristinn
    I got this list from a trusted source on the Hill. I took the time to format, link and get phone numbers. I have not had time to research each one on Porkulus. It appears many of them are freshmen. Please send this list around, especially to those in each district. AL-02 Bobby Bright (202) 225-2901 AL-05 Parker Griffith (202) 225-4801 AZ-01 Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 AZ-05 Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 AZ-08 Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 CA-11 Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 CO-04 Betsy Markey 202) 225-4676 CT-04 Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 FL-24 Suzanne Kosmas (202) 225-2706 FL-08 Alan Grayson (202)...
  • Pellicano, Lawyer Convicted of Conspiracy

    08/29/2008 5:22:57 PM PDT · by John W · 12 replies · 344+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2008 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and his entertainment lawyer co-defendant were convicted Friday of charges linked to the wiretapping of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian’s former wife in a child support battle. Pellicano and attorney Terry Christensen were each convicted of conspiracy to commit wiretapping. Pellicano was also convicted of wiretapping and Christensen was convicted of aiding and abetting a wiretap. “We are disappointed, think the jury is wrong, and we will be appealing,” said Patricia Glaser, Christensen’s attorney and law partner.
  • Gerry Connolly:The Congressman From the Muslim Brotherhood

    12/07/2008 2:52:31 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 805+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/6/08 | Yidwithlid
    Remember Gerry Connolly, Democrat rep for the Jihad is on the take for CAIR's. Remember it was Connolly who offered strong defense of the Islamic school in Fairfax Va, that teaches jihad, Islamic Jew hatred and aids and abets child sexual molestation) See Here. Connolly, was just elected congressman from Virginia's 11th District -- offered a strong defense of the school and accused the school's critics of slander during the meeting in which the lease was approved. At that time it was discovered that during the democratic primary Connolly was took donations from “Nehad Hammad”the Executive Director of the Council...
  • The Saudis’ New Man in Congress

    12/05/2008 9:27:11 AM PST · by Victory111 · 249+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 12-05-08 | Paul Sperry
    When the Saudi Embassy earlier this year asked officials to renew the lease of a radical school it runs in Alexandria, Va., local residents strenuously objected. They argued the school teaches hatred toward Jews and Christians, and has become a breeding ground for terrorists. Gerry Connolly, at the time the Democrat chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, gave a full-throated defense of the Islamic Saudi Academy, even smearing protesters as anti-Islamic “bigots.”
  • The Saudis' New Man in Congress

    12/05/2008 3:37:35 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 568+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, December 05, 2008 When the Saudi Embassy earlier this year asked officials to renew the lease of a radical school it runs in Alexandria, Va., local residents strenuously objected. They argued the school teaches hatred toward Jews and Christians, and has become a breeding ground for terrorists. Gerry Connolly, at the time the Democrat chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, gave a full-throated defense of the Islamic Saudi Academy, even smearing protesters as anti-Islamic "bigots."
  • Catholic by Association (DCCC Tars Candidate Who Belongs to Catholic Group)

    09/11/2008 11:41:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 488+ views
    National Review ^ | September 11, 2008 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Keith Fimian, the Republican candidate to replace fellow Republican Rep. Tom Davis in Virginia’s 11th congressional district, is facing attacks from the Democratic party for — deep breath now — belonging to a group that has a website that links to another group the head of which has said that wives and husbands should submit to each other. Whew. Fimian is a member of Legatus, an organization of Catholic businessmen. Like a lot of organizations, Legatus maintains a website that links to other sites that its members might find interesting. The American Life League, which opposes abortion with no exception...
  • OPERATION CHAOS: VIRGINIA (11th Cong. Dist. Dem Primary)

    06/09/2008 8:56:39 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 8 replies · 91+ views
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 06/09/2008 | Riley
  • Pubs fall victim to Ireland's growing affluence

    04/27/2008 9:38:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 99+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2008 | Mary Jordan
    For generations, Carney's, the only pub in this tiny village in western Ireland, had been the place to strike up a romance, celebrate a birth, or mourn a death - or just sip a pint of Guinness among friends near a warm fire on a damp day. So when Carney's shut down last year after more than a century in business, Teresa Tuttle, 62, took it hard. "Where can we go after a funeral? After work? Where would we all meet?" ... The "closed" sign abruptly posted on Carney's door - and on the doors of 1,000 rural Irish pubs...
  • The Dividing Line on Illegal Immigrants - [Fairfax Dem Supports, Repub Opposes]

    10/23/2007 9:46:07 PM PDT · by BillF · 14 replies · 106+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Oct. 23, 2007 | Bill Turque
    Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) said yesterday that under no circumstances would he follow the lead of Prince William County and push for legislation to cut off services to illegal immigrants or authorize police to check the immigration status of suspects, measures he described as election season demagoguery. "I can just tell you Fairfax County is not going to go the route of some of our neighbors," Connolly, who is seeking a second term as chairman Nov. 6, said during a meeting with Washington Post reporters and editors. "We're not going to demagogue. We're not...
  • Marine used hand of slain Iraqi to slap victim's face [Hamdania stoolie's tale]

    02/16/2007 5:33:36 AM PST · by RedRover · 99 replies · 2,078+ views
    North County Times ^ | February 15, 2007 | Mark Walker
    CAMP PENDLETON ---- A Marine lance corporal took the hand of an Iraqi man he had just helped kidnap last year and used it to strike the face of the bullet-riddled victim, a co-defendant in the homicide case testified Thursday. "He took his hand and kind of played with it and made Mr. Awad hit himself," former Petty Officer Melson Bacos said about his squad mate, Lance Cpl. Robert Pennington, during testimony in a Camp Pendleton courtroom. "He said, 'Quit hitting yourself.' "Bacos' testimony came as the government presented evidence that will lead to its sentencing recommendation when the court-martial...
  • NCIS Exposed: Lies and No Video Tape

    01/25/2007 7:46:24 PM PST · by RedRover · 23 replies · 828+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | January 25, 2006 | David Allender
    Our Story Begins... Our Story Has a Middle... In Which We Conclude...
  • Man arrested after dressing as bin Laden ('Rat lawyer!!!)

    10/31/2006 10:37:58 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 31 replies · 928+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 1 November 2006
    A MAINE attorney who released information in 2000 about US President George W. Bush's drunken driving conviction was arrested today after he dressed up as al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and waved a fake gun at traffic. Police in South Portland, Maine, arrested Thomas Connolly, 49, of Scarborough, Maine, and charged him with criminal threatening. He was released on bail, local officials said. Lieutenant Todd Bernard said the police department received calls about a man wearing Middle Eastern garb and a bin Laden mask and carrying fake dynamite standing along an interstate highway. When police arrived, they saw Connolly holding...
  • Attorney dressed as Osama arrested in Maine (Tom Connolly)

    10/31/2006 9:31:40 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 54 replies · 3,407+ views
    Tampa Bay 10 ^ | 31 Oct 2006 | Unattributed
    Attorney Tom Connolly was arrested by South Portland police this morning, after motorists reported a man with a gun near Interstate 295. It turns out the gun was part of a Halloween costume, but it looked real enough to passersby and police. Connolly was dressed in an Osama Bin Laden costume and holding a fake gun and a sign that said "I love TABOR". Officers drew their weapons on Connolly, who was taken into custody a few minutes later. It will be up to the District Attorney's office to decide what charges to file, but police say one possibility is...
  • Iowa Senators Introduce State Assault Weapons Ban (state level)

    02/25/2005 1:38:29 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 37 replies · 1,920+ views
    Join Together ^ | 2-25-05
    Iowa Senators Introduce State Assault Weapons Ban 2/25/2005 Press Release Iowans for the Prevention of Gun Violence 4403 1st Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 http://www.ipgv.org State assault weapons ban would fill the void created when Congress failed to renew the federal assault weapons ban last September Cedar Rapids, IA - Legislation has been introduced in the Iowa Senate that would prohibit the possession of military-style, semiautomatic assault weapons in Iowa. The bipartisan bill (Senate File 207) is co-sponsored by Senators Connolly (D-Dubuque), Dvorsky (D-Coralville), Lundby (R-Marion), and Tinsman (R-Davenport). Lead sponsor of the bill Mike Connolly said, "Military-style, semiautomatic...
  • The Warren Commission, the Truth, and Arlen Specter

    11/15/2004 1:07:14 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 10 replies · 1,536+ views
    Greater Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 1 August, 1966 | Gaeton Fonzi
    "If anyone could clear up the main points of contradiction between the [Warren] Report's conclusions [with regard to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy] and much of the evidenca and testimony presented before it, it would be the Commission investigator responsible for ascertaining the facts related to the actual moment of the assassination-the sequence of events, the number of shots fired, the source of the shots, the number of assassins. It would be Arlen Specter. At age 33, Arlen Spector was assigned as an attorney to the Warren Commission Investigating the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. His title...
  • Ken Bigley murdered: Billy Connolly gets his wish

    10/09/2004 11:03:24 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 36 replies · 1,424+ views
    IN Review ^ | October 08, 2004
    This was Billy Connolly, speaking this week about the British hostage Ken Bigley: "Perhaps I shouldn't be saying this... aren't you the same as me, don't you wish they would just get on with it?" The Yinster's word clearly carries a fair weight with Islamic extremist groups, because reports have come in this afternoon that Ken Bigley's captors have finally killed him. Or rather - Billy Connolly killed him. The terrorists just held the knife. Unwitting pawns in Connolly's ongoing campaign of terror. For years the west has suffered unspeakable horrors at the hands of Connolly; and to make it...
  • Bush-campaign saboteur gets an unlikely olive branch.

    12/19/2003 1:14:06 PM PST · by UCAL · 35 replies · 657+ views
    Press Herald ^ | December 19, 2003 | Bill Nemitz
    Bush-campaign saboteur gets an unlikely olive branch Say what you will about George W. Bush. The man knows how to forgive and forget. Three years after Tom Connolly dropped a fax of the president's old drunken-driving conviction into the hands of local news media - and in the process all but torched a presidential campaign just days before a historic national election - the Portland lawyer finally heard back this week from the man Connolly once referred to on his Web site as "Weinerboy." It came in the mail on Wednesday. It's a computer-autographed, color picture of the president and...
  • Awareness Seen in Vegetative Patients

    10/30/2003 9:41:52 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 8 replies · 297+ views
    ABC4- Charleston ^ | 10-30-2003 | AP
    Awareness Seen in Vegetative Patients Thursday October 30, 2003 8:06am Chicago (AP) - A small study suggests that some brain-damaged, vegetative patients may have greater awareness than doctors previously thought. The findings could have a bearing on right-to-die cases such as the one involving Terri Schiavo, who suffered severe brain damage in 1990 and is the subject of a family dispute over whether she should remain alive. The researcher who conducted the study said the results could lead to changes in how patients like Schiavo are diagnosed and treated. Other scientists call the work provocative but far from proof, and...
  • Flemmi ties Connolly to 2 slayings

    10/15/2003 3:35:51 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 17 replies · 216+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/15/2003 | Shelley Murphy
    <p>The jury got it wrong when it acquitted former FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr. of leaking information that prompted his longtime informants, James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, to kill two men, according to court documents unsealed yesterday.</p>
  • Former FBI agent Connolly found guilty of racketeering, obstruction of justice

    05/28/2002 2:01:28 PM PDT · by BansheeBill · 22 replies · 430+ views
    AP via Boston.com website ^ | 5/28/02 | Denise Lavoie
    <p>BOSTON -- A former FBI agent who built his career on cultivating criminal informants was convicted Tuesday on charges he protected New England gangsters, accepted a bribe and tipped the mobsters to impending indictments against them.</p> <p>John J. Connolly Jr., 61, was acquitted on one other charge of obstruction of justice.</p>