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  • The Democratic Proposal to Tax Financial Transactions Show They Have No Idea What They Are Doing

    Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) are set to propose a tax on financial transactions similar to what is being proposed in Europe (as if that lends them any support). It is being marketed by the folks behind it as very small, so small that Tom Harkin bets that "nobody would even feel it". Statements like that further convince me that he has absolutely zero knowledge of the financial world, not surprising given that he has had a total of 2 years of private sector experience (practicing law 37 years ago after he lost a Congressional election)...
  • Liberal Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio says Obama lacks will to fight

    08/19/2011 10:35:26 AM PDT · by Justaham · 21 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 8-19-11 | Corbett B. Daly
    A liberal lawmaker from Oregon lashed out at President Obama on Wednesday, saying he is doing "not so good" and may lose re-election in part because he lacks the will to fight. Rep. Peter DeFazio said Mr. Obama's unwillingness to go toe-to-toe with Republicans over campaign promises to allow tax cuts for the wealthy to expire shows he is not tough. "Fight? I don't think it's a word in his vocabulary, I mean, come on," DeFazio said in an interview with Portland television station KGW. "The Republicans telegraphed to him they were going to use a fake crisis over the...
  • Oregon Democrats Attack Art Robinson’s Children

    The Northwest Report March 8, 2011 By Art Robinson © 2011 In an effort to do my part in rescuing our country from the out-of-control Obama administration, last year I ran for Congress in Oregon’s 4th District against 12-term incumbent, far-left Democrat Peter DeFazio, co-founder of the House Progressive Caucus. Although I won the nominations of the Republican, Independent and Constitution Parties and the endorsement of the Libertarian Party, a massive media smear campaign by DeFazio, paid for with money raised by MoveOn.org and from special interests favored by DeFazio in Washington, resulted in a 54.5 percent to 43.6 percent...
  • Democrats attack Republican candidate's children (This will make your blood boil!)

    03/07/2011 11:03:12 AM PST · by NJ_Tom · 29 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 7, 2011 | Art Robinson
    In an effort to do my part in rescuing our country from the out-of-control Obama administration, last year I ran for Congress in Oregon's 4th District against 12-term incumbent, far-left Democrat Peter DeFazio, co-founder of the House Progressive Caucus...Although I had never run for public office before, I immediately announced my candidacy for Congress again in 2012. However, when you take a stand for what's right, sometimes there is retribution. On Nov. 4, 2010, as soon as the election results were in and they were sure their candidate had won, faculty administrators at Oregon State University gave new meaning to...
  • Dem Proposes Letting People Opt Out of Health Insurance Mandate - But There's a Catch

    03/07/2011 9:34:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/04/11 | Dan Springer
    Dem Proposes Letting People Opt Out of Health Insurance Mandate -- But There's a CatchBy Dan Springer Published March 04, 2011 Seattle attorney Marianne Meeker doesn't have health insurance and doesn't want the government ordering her to buy it. She pays her doctor with cash. And because Dr. Vern Cherewatenko only takes cash, he can charge a lot less than his peers who deal with Medicare and insurance companies. "I don't think you can force people to carry insurance," Meeker said. "I don't think that's part of our mindset." Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio says he has an answer to these...
  • Disgusting… Leftists Move to Have Prominent Republican’s Children Expelled From State University

    03/07/2011 5:41:57 AM PST · by Royal Wulff · 131 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 7, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Art Robinson had the gall to run for Congress in Oregon against far-left Democrat Peter DeFazio, co-founder of the House Progressive Caucus. Now the Oregon progressives are targeting his children. World Net Daily reported: In an effort to do my part in rescuing our country from the out-of-control Obama administration, last year I ran for Congress in Oregon’s 4th District against 12-term incumbent, far-left Democrat Peter DeFazio, co-founder of the House Progressive Caucus. Although I won the nominations of the Republican, Independent and Constitution Parties and the endorsement of the Libertarian Party, a massive media smear campaign by DeFazio, paid...
  • Big Green imposes its agenda — with or without Congress

    11/13/2010 6:03:45 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 1 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/12/2010 | Ron Arnold
    DeFazio knew about Brown’s litigating timber sales when he hired her in Washington. He also hired extremist David Dreher as legislative aide in 2000, now with the Pew-funded Campaign for America’s Wilderness. DeFazio’s office is practically an incubator for radicals. On Election Day, DeFazio beat Robinson by 9 points. That took the monkey was off his back because it was not he but Salazar who had made those logging promises that won’t be kept. Because of lawyers like Brown. Some might say DeFazio is a walking Potemkin village. And Big Green’s most important product is still unemployment.
  • Democrats activate maniacal pre-election smear machine

    10/19/2010 4:54:29 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 16 replies
    WND ^ | Posted: October 19, 2010 | David Kupelian
    One of the most extraordinary and consequential races to be decided Nov. 2 is one you've probably never heard of – the challenge to powerful 12-term "progressive" Rep. Peter DeFazio by renowned scientist Art Robinson in Oregon's 4th Congressional District. There's been little press on this race. Dick Morris and Karl Rove, during their nightly election-race analyses on "Hannity," don't mention it. And the Republican National Committee hasn't even given a cent to the Republican challenger. Why? Because they've all considered Robinson's race against DeFazio unwinnable. Until now. Art Robinson, Ph.D. As WND reported Friday, an eye-opening independent poll shows...
  • Founder of Oregon (Climate Skeptic) Petition Wins House Primary Race

    05/23/2010 4:42:17 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies · 441+ views
    WattsUpWithThat ^ | May 23, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    There has been a lot of discussion of the election results in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas by the talking head on TV and talk show pundits on the radio, not not much information on the results in Oregon. Why am I interested in the results on Oregon? Glad you asked. Art Robinson ran in the GOP Primary to represent the Oregon in 4th Congressional District. Wise Republican voters selected Dr. Art Robinson to represent them in the November 2010 Congressional race against Democrat Peter DeFazio. I saw an online video by Art Robinson at the 4th International Climate Change...
  • Healthcare debate begins today in House Rules Committee

    03/20/2010 6:43:36 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 396+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | March 20, 2010 | Noam N. Levey and Michael Muskal
    The discussion over what parliamentary procedures will be used in reconciling the House and Senate versions of healthcare legislation is a pivotal -- but not the final -- factor in the process. Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles The House Rules Committee meets Saturday morning as Democrats kick off a weekend of parliamentary maneuvering, lobbying and arm-twisting in the healthcare debate ahead of showdown votes set for Sunday. President Obama will meet in the afternoon with House Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, about 24 hours before the House is set to begin voting on a healthcare insurance overhaul,...
  • Oregon Rep. DeFazio Switches 'Yes' Vote to 'No' on Health Care Bill

    03/19/2010 10:39:36 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 66 replies · 2,874+ views
    <p>The vote tally on health care reform is starting to look like the Dow.</p> <p>Just when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to be one vote shy of the 216 she needs for health care reform to pass, a Democrat who voted for the bill last year says he's switching his vote to no.</p>
  • DeFazio flips from Yes to No

    03/19/2010 11:21:06 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 20 replies · 1,158+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 18, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    Say what you will about the ObamaCare debate, but it has had at least one effect — we’ve learned the names of a lot more Congressmen than in the past. After Ohio’s John Boccieri flipped from a no to a yes this morning, Peter DeFazio of Oregon flipped the other way this afternoon, putting Nancy Pelosi another vote farther from getting 216 on Sunday: Just when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to be one vote shy of the 216 she needs for health care reform to pass, a Democrat who voted for the bill last year says he’s switching his...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • Town Hall Meeting OR-4 Peter DeFazio

    08/12/2009 9:28:59 PM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 13 replies · 1,732+ views
    self | 8/12/09 | Belteshazzar
    Health care town hall meeting in Grants Pass, OR, August 12, 2009, Anne Basker Auditorium. Peter DeFazio D-OR, 4th Congressional District. The auditorium was filled to capacity by the time I arrived at about 5:00 P.M. for the announced 5:15 P.M. town hall meeting. The auditorium has a capacity of around 200/250. The crowd outside numbered in the 300 to 400 range. They were peaceful and respectful. Some chanting: "No Obama health care," and similar things. Small group of SEIU and professional gov't types tried to chant pro Obamacare slogans, but were drowned out. The numbers outside were about 10...
  • Oregon congressmen start weighing race for governorship

    03/26/2009 4:25:25 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 561+ views
    The Portland Oregonean ^ | March 23, 2009 | Jeff Mapes
    Oregon Reps. Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden are at a crossroads in their congressional careers as they ponder jumping into a wide-open race for governor in 2010. Democrat DeFazio and Republican Walden are each tempted by the likely prospect of becoming his party's nominee -- as veteran Portland lawyer and lobbyist Walt Evans puts it, each would "start on third base." But each also has compelling reasons to stay in Congress.
  • The President is 'keeping score' (Chicago thug politics is alive and well in the White House)

    04/01/2009 8:37:16 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 62 replies · 2,959+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2009 | Karl Rove
    "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother." That's what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press. A few weeks ago, Mr. DeFazio voted against the administration's stimulus bill. The comment from Mr. Obama was a presidential rebuke and part of a new, hard-nosed push by the White House to pressure Congress to adopt the president's budget. He has mobilized outside groups and enlisted forces still in place from the Obama campaign. Senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and her chief of staff, Michael Strautmanis,...
  • A Few Good Men: Dems who voted "No" or present

    02/14/2009 12:03:50 AM PST · by APStyle7 · 14 replies · 867+ views
    HopieChangie.com ^ | 2/13/2009 | HC
    More on this later, but wanted to get the name of the 7 dems who voted "no" on the embarrassing porkulus bill in the House. D's No! Bright (AL) Griffith (AL) Peterson (MN) Shuler (NC) DeFazio (OR) Minnick (ID) Taylor (MS) Present: Lipinski (IL) Flood the phones to Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins' offices!!!!
  • Dems who voted "No" or present

    02/13/2009 12:27:43 PM PST · by APStyle7 · 79 replies · 3,103+ views
    HopieChangie.com ^ | 2/13/2009 | HC
    D's No! Bright (AL) Griffith (AL) Peterson (MN) Shuler (NC) DeFazio (OR) Minnick (ID) Taylor (MS) Present: Lipinski
  • DeFazio's letter to Democrats on "No BAILOUTS Act"

    10/01/2008 3:19:04 PM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 384+ views
    KATU Portland ^ | September 30, 2008
    The following is a Dear Colleague sent by Representative DeFazio introducing his No BAILOUTS Act, which would Address the current financial crisis without putting the American taxpayer on the hook for billions of dollars. Dear Democratic Colleague: The House of Representatives rejected the $700 bailout yesterday. Distinguished economists across the world have stated it would not have solved the problem at hand. However, we can potentially solve this liquidity problem at little cost to the taxpayer. I am proposing that Congress drop the Paulson Plan, and instead pass the No BAILOUTS Act. The No BAILOUTS Act provides an alternative to...
  • Panel OKs bill to end Mexican truck travel

    08/02/2008 9:09:31 AM PDT · by AuntB · 45 replies · 224+ views
    Union Tribune ^ | Aug. 1, 2008 | Paul M. Krawzak
    WASHINGTON – Opponents of a pilot project that allows Mexican trucks to travel throughout the United States took another step toward ending the program yesterday, when a House committee approved a bill to bar its continuation next year. The bill could get a vote by the full House when lawmakers return from their summer break in September. “We believe it's time to end the program,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., the chief sponsor of the bill. DeFazio blasted the Bush administration for ignoring a law passed by Congress last year to end the pilot program. He said lax safety standards...
  • Congressman DeFazio (D) OR Response

    06/20/2008 11:50:17 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 23 replies · 119+ views
    My Email | 6/16/2008 | Peter DeFazio
    Thank you for contacting me about the escalating price of gasoline and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. I appreciate hearing from you. Currently, about 67 percent of the oil consumed in the U.S. is imported, 33 percent is produced here at home. Experts project that this trend will continue for many years. While it sounds logical to just say that if we produce more here at home, then we'll have to import less, in reality, if the only U.S. policy is to more rapidly deplete our own reserves by drilling for oil here at home, we will become more dependent...
  • DeFazio calls for federal investigation; has a cow, man (Or. d[imbulb] rep)

    07/13/2007 6:02:18 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 8 replies · 934+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | July 13, 2007 | Jeff Kosseff
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter DeFazio sent an angry letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, calling for an investigation. These days, that's not a rare move for a Democratic congressman. But the Springfield Democrat's complaint is, uh, different. Let's just say he probably won't be seeking public office in Vermont any time soon. The full text of the letter is after the jump. -- Jeff Kosseff Alberto R. Gonzalez Attorney General Office of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy Building 950 Pennsylvania, N.W. Washington D.C. 20530-2000 Heidely Ho Attorney General Gonzales: I write to you to express the outrage that I, and...
  • Stock Advisor with prior knowledge of 9-11's press release "don't exploit our fellow Americans"

    05/24/2002 8:59:02 PM PDT · by Registered · 37 replies · 2,948+ views
    Googled ^ | 09-12-01 | Tony
    To read entire article click text: In a court hearing in San Diego, Kenneth Breen, an assistant United States attorney, said the adviser, Amr Ibrahim Elgindy, tried to sell $300,000 in stock on the afternoon of Sept. 10 and told his broker that the stock market would soon plunge. "Perhaps Mr. Elgindy had preknowledge of Sept. 11, and rather than report it he attempted to profit from it," Mr. Breen said. So, what did Mr. Elgindy, who was trying to sell $300k in stock, tell the financial world the day after 9-11?  Read it for yourself! Immediate release InsideTruth.com...
  • Nets Skate Over Liberal & Media Background of Accused Iraq Spy ("Air Sununu" scandal)

    03/12/2004 8:41:17 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies · 399+ views
    MRC ^ | Friday March 12, 2004 | BrentBaker
    Susan Lindauer, a former reporter for U.S. News & World Report, whose byline appeared over some 1991 stories about the "Air Sununu" scandal, was arrested and arraigned in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday, charged with various counts related to working for and accepting payments from the Saddam Hussein regime, in violation of working with a terrorist state. In the late 1980s and early 1990s she worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fortune before jumping to U.S. News in 1990 and then, by 1993, moving into a career as Press Secretary to a series of liberal Democrats: Then Congressmen Peter...
  • After losing 880,000 jobs to NAFTA, we're back for more

    07/23/2005 9:37:00 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 201 replies · 2,765+ views
    The Springfield News ^ | Jul 22, 2005 | Peter DeFazio
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Proponents of so-called "free" trade agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which I opposed, have long promised endless riches for U.S. workers, farmers, businesses and economy. They've been wrong on all counts. Failed U.S. trade policies have led to the export of millions of high-paying American jobs; decline in U.S. living standards; soaring trade deficits; and a significant erosion of U.S. sovereignty to international trade bureaucrats. Despite this unbroken record of failure, the House is expected to vote before August on an agreement the Bush administration negotiated to...
  • COPTIC KILLINGS Sect leader calls for FBI probe

    03/02/2005 12:55:49 AM PST · by happinesswithoutpeace · 5 replies · 273+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 2 2005 | 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
    A leader of the Coptic Christian sect has called on the FBI Civil Rights Unit to open an investigation to determine whether or not the grisly killing of a New Jersey family was religiously motivated. In a statement, Monir A. Dawoud, M.D., acting president of the American Coptic Association, quoted from the FBI's website, which says a "significant number of [civil rights] cases are initiated based on media reports" or "complaints from community interest groups." As WorldNetDaily reported, Hossam Armanious, a Coptic Christian from Jersey City, N.J., was found in his home Jan. 14 with his wife and two daughters,...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/24/2004 6:41:38 PM PST · by DTA · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 2004-02-23 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Insight on the News - National Issue: 03/02/04 Special Report Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects By Kenneth R. Timmerman The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both parties by generously contributing to their election campaigns, from California libertarian Rep....
  • The Face of Treason

    03/15/2004 1:42:06 AM PST · by bogdanPolska12 · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS A BIG PROBLEM named Susan Lindauer, but you would never know this from the reporting by America’s dominant Left-leaning news media. Last Thursday Ms. Lindauer, 41, was arrested in her suburban Washington, D.C. home and charged with “prohibited financial transactions” from, acting as “an unregistered agent of,” and “conspiring” to act as a spy, both before and after the incursion a year ago, for Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS). Known in Arabic as the Mukhabbarat, the IIS has reportedly been involved in terrorist operations, intimidating and killing Iraqi defectors and dissidents, and according to Anwar...
  • Former DeFazio, Wyden employee accused of spying

    03/12/2004 8:21:39 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 11 replies · 275+ views
    Oregonian ^ | 3/12/2004 | JEFF KOSSEFF
    Former DeFazio, Wyden employee accused of spying Federal authorities arrest the one-time press secretary on charges that she worked for Saddam Hussein's regime 03/12/04 JEFF KOSSEFF and JIM BARNETT WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities on Thursday arrested a former press secretary to two Oregon congressmen on charges that she worked for the deposed regime of Saddam Hussein. The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday accused Susan Lindauer, 40, of illegally acting as an agent of Iraq's intelligence agency from October 1999 through February 2004. The U.S. government accused her of receiving more than $10,000 in compensation from the Iraqi agency. Lindauer,...
  • Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie deposition

    03/11/2004 10:22:16 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 606+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, March 12, 2004 | By Sherrie Gossett
    Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie depositionFormer Democrat congressional aide was at center of CIA controversy Posted: March 12, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Sherrie Gossett© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Former journalist and congressional press secretary Susan Lindauer, who was arrested yesterday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy before and after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, came to the forefront of politics in 1994 over a controversial meeting she had with an alleged CIA operative based in Syria. That meeting resulted in her giving a deposition in the Lockerbie bombing trial that suggested Libya was innocent of the bombing. The 1994 deposition received...
  • An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet Erratic (Traitor/'Rat Susan Lindauer)

    03/11/2004 8:30:06 PM PST · by Stultis · 32 replies · 822+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12 March 2004 | JAMES DAO
    An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet ErraticBy JAMES DAO Published: March 12, 2004 TAKOMA PARK, Md., March 11 — Susan P. Lindauer wore her liberal politics on her sleeve, as well as on her aging Mazda, where bumper stickers proclaimed her unabashed opposition to the Iraq conflict. "Peace in Iraq through change at home," one said. "War is not the answer," another said. To her neighbors — who described her as gentle if somewhat lonely — Ms. Lindauer was typical of this left-leaning enclave on the northern doorstep of Washington, a place fondly known by its residents as...
  • Lindauer Links- the Enemy Within--

    03/11/2004 4:43:49 PM PST · by backhoe · 32 replies · 781+ views
    various FR links | 03-11-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095652/posts Accused spy for Iraq worked for California congresswoman (Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose)Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/04 | AP- Washington Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Susan Lindauer Revolving Doors   http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095691/posts Saddam Spy Suspect Lindauer: 'I'm an Anti-war Activist'NewsMax ^ | 3/11/04 | Limbacher     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095762/posts American charged in Iraqi conspiracy [Andy Card's distant cousin]CNN ^ | March 11, 2004     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095744/posts How Susan Lindauer Was Caught NRO ^ | 11 March 2004 | Byron York"discussed the need for plans and foreign resources to support [resistance] groups operating within Iraq." Lindauer is a former journalist for U.S. News...
  • AP: ACCUSED SPY IS COUSIN OF BUSH STAFFER

    03/11/2004 4:44:13 PM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 101 replies · 1,226+ views
    AP ^ | 3/11/04
    Today: March 11, 2004 at 16:15:43 PST Accused Spy Is Cousin of Bush Staffer By MATTHEW DALYASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman charged with working for the Iraqi spy agency is a distant cousin of President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew Card, and has held a variety of jobs in journalism and on Capitol Hill. Susan Lindauer, 41, worked in the press offices of four Democratic members of Congress. She also worked for Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fox News. Her father, John Lindauer, was the Republican nominee for governor in Alaska in...
  • Saddam Spy Suspect Worked for House and Senate Democrats (NewsMax article)

    03/11/2004 5:10:46 PM PST · by bogdanPolska12 · 19 replies · 358+ views
    Saddam Spy Suspect Worked for House and Senate Democrats Talk about a triathlon: The Maryland woman charged today with spying for Saddam Hussein's dictatorship has also worked for congressional Democrats and the media establishment. Susan Lindauer, scheduled to appear in court later today in Baltimore, launched her career as a political publicist. She worked, according to the Associated Press, for these Democrats: ·  Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon in 1993. ·  Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon in 1994, when he was a U.S. congressman. ·  Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois as press secretary in 1996. Braun is...
  • American Charged With Spying (For IRAQ) - Update: Former Mosely Braun,Lofren, DeFazio, and Wyden Aid

    03/11/2004 7:44:41 AM PST · by SierraWasp · 751 replies · 4,555+ views
    NEW YORK -- An American citizen was arrested Thursday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy, prosecutors said. Susan Lindauer, 41, was arrested in her hometown of Takoma Park, Md., and was to appear in court later in the day in Baltimore, authorities in New York said.
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Insight ^ | 2-23-2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Special ReportSaffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects Posted Feb. 23, 2004 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Saffuri (above) has formed relationships with several questionable allies, including Sami al-Arian, who was arrested last year. The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both...
  • Congressman 'Cleanses' Traficant Aura From Office

    01/31/2003 9:23:27 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 13 replies · 256+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | Friday, January 31, 2003 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant is gone from Congress -- banished last year after his conviction on bribery and racketeering charges.</p> <p>Now the new tenant claims he has rid his Capitol Hill office of Traficant's taint.</p> <p>Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who moved into Traficant's old office last month, held a "cleansing ritual" Wednesday in an effort to erase any legacy left behind by the Ohio Democrat, who was notorious for his flamboyant speeches, 1970s-style suits and unkempt hair.</p>
  • DeFazio on CFR.

    03/26/2002 9:12:00 AM PST · by EBUCK · 4 replies · 203+ views
    EBUCK ^ | 03/26/2002 | EBUCK
    (from Rep.Peter DeFazio to EBUCK) Thank you for taking the time to let me know of your concerns with campaign finance reform legislation. I appreciate hearing from you. Like you, I cherish our constitutionally protected right to free speech. The fact that every American, whatever their income level, race, or religion, can openly disagree with their elected officials and protest the government without interference, makes the United States unique. However, as I've said before, I have very serious concerns about the corrosive influence of the flood of unrestricted money on candidates for office and our electoral system. The Constitution guarantees...