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  • Congressmen Have a Right to Kill Themselves?

    02/15/2017 2:55:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2017 | 4:21 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    “America wasn’t founded on one homogeneous moral view. We have competing moral views.” Democrat Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia spoke these words Monday to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as he defended what he sees as the right to kill yourself — and do so in collaboration with a licensed physician working with the imprimatur of the state. The city council of the District of Columbia enacted the law in question in December. It authorizes doctors to prescribe what it politely calls a “covered medication” specifically “for the purpose of ending a person’s life.” In plain English,...
  • FBI’s Comey: Hillary Clinton not 'sophisticated enough' to understand classified markings

    07/07/2016 2:39:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 159 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may not have been "sophisticated enough" to understand the classified markings on emails she sent and received, which explains why did didn't know she was breaking the letter of the law. Under intense questioning from Republicans, Mr. Comey said Mrs. Clinton’s public explanations of her behavior were not true. But he said his investigators couldn’t find evidence that Mrs. Clinton intended to break the law, which he said is the key to making a criminal case. [Snip] Democrats praised Mr. Comey for his findings, and blasted the...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Did Not Provide Secure BlackBerry to Hillary Clinton

    08/19/2015 12:21:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 19, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) – Judicial Watch announced that the State Department asserts in its most recent filing with the court the State Department did not issue personal computing devices to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and possibly destroyed the Blackberries of her aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills: [The State Department] does not believe that any personal computing device was issued by the Department to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has not located any such device at the Department. [The State Department] believes that Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin were each issued BlackBerry devices. [The State Department]...
  • Duke Economist Tells CPAC The FCC'S "Net Neutering" Decision Will Stifle Internet (Shorten)

    02/27/2015 3:23:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | February 27, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dr. Michelle Connolly, a professor of economics at Duke University, delivered what may be the most memorable line at CPAC’s panel on economic growth Thursday.
  • Virginia congressman defends funding Hamas-backed unity government

    10/08/2014 8:53:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...