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  • Rep. Charlie Dent, Trump critic and leading voice of centrist GOP, to retire

    09/07/2017 5:22:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Philly,com ^ | September 7, 2017
    Charlie Dent, the Allentown congressman who has frequently clashed with President Trump and become one of the most prominent national voices for centrist Republicans, will not seek reelection next year, he announced Thursday night.
  • Who are the members of the Tuesday Group?

    05/02/2017 5:26:10 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 55 replies ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jen Kuznicki
    So much has been said recently about the rivalry between the House Freedom Caucus and a group called “The Tuesday Group,” a group of largely unnamed so-called “moderates” in the House. The leadership of the Tuesday Group is named, and some members willingly speak to reporters about their agenda. The group boasts of a membership of somewhere between 40 and 50 members, but only a few have outed themselves as part of the secretive backroom group. The most vocal member is one of the co-chairs named Charlie Dent, a Pennsylvanian Republican whose liberty score reveals that he votes liberal 72%...
  • Charlie Dent: No truth in reports that he's considering retiring from Congress

    10/20/2015 3:55:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 10/20/15 | Laura Olson•
    With all of the intraparty drama swirling in Congress, some moderate Republicans are said to be eyeing the exit door. Lehigh Valley congressman Charlie Dent says he's not one of them. This is despite an article in the National Journal this week that suggested he is among the fed-up Republicans who are thinking of calling it quits amid the clash over the House speakership. The six-term House lawmaker told the Washington D.C.-based National Journal earlier this week that he heard some of his colleagues are thinking retiring. The article quoted Dent as saying he's "preparing as if I'm running for...
  • Watch:Reps.Charlie Dent,Dave Brat Have Heated Exchange Over The Next Speaker

    10/11/2015 10:29:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Reps. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) battled over the divide between the moderates and Freedom Caucus conservatives in Congress deciding who will be the next Speaker of the House.
  • Republican Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker

    10/08/2015 1:52:05 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October, 8, 2015 | Staff
    REP. CHARLIE DENT: The next Speaker should not appease those who make unreasonable demands. There are a number of members of our conference. You cannot get the yes on anything. For them the end will be the good. In my view it's come time to marginalize those members who doesn't want to be part of the governing majority. I've said for some time that in order to pass anything out of the House we need to assemble a bipartisan coalition whether it's on the continuing resolution, the debt ceiling, we will have to assemble a bipartisan coalition. That's the reality...
  • GOP Rep Dent:Conservatives "Fragged McCarthy","May Have To Assemble (Shortened)

    10/08/2015 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC, in commenting on House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) dropping out of the race for the Speaker of the House seat soon to be vacated by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) said conservatives in the House “fragged,’ Kevin McCarthy.
  • House votes to freeze federal funding for Planned Parenthood

    09/18/2015 11:20:50 AM PDT · by JenB987 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/15 | Sarah Ferris
    The House on Friday voted along party lines to freeze federal funding for Planned Parenthood after weeks of escalating tension surrounding its use of fetal tissue. In a 241-187 vote, nearly all Republicans and two Democrats approved legislation that would block Planned Parenthood's federal funding for one year, giving time for Congress to fully investigate claims of wrongdoing by the provider. Lawmakers also passed a bill tightening restrictions on abortion doctors who violate infant protections in a 248-177 vote. “What we’ve learned about Planned Parenthood is appalling, barbaric and indefensible,” Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) said. Three Republicans broke ranks to...
  • It’s Finally Happening: The Crash Season Is Upon Us

    08/21/2015 3:05:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies ^ | 8/21/2015 | Harry Dent
    It’s finally happening. The crash season is upon us. We’ve seen the early signs this week with leading stocks getting the carpet swept out right from underneath them. China’s stocks are right where they were when its bubble burst 35% into July. UK stocks are in a correction. The DAX is in a correction. And the S&P 500 hasn’t busted quite as much – yet – but it’s dipped below that important level of 2,000 at the bottom of the S&P 500 Channel going back to late 2011. That strongly suggests the market has topped and the great crash is...
  • Harry Dent: US Is Heading Toward Financial Ruin Economic Collapse (video)

    07/07/2015 2:23:23 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/6/2015 | Ivan Step
    U.S. Is Heading Toward Financial Ruin Economic Collapse Says Harry Dent On today's show, financial expert, author and founder of HS Dent Investment ... Harry Dent: U.S. Is Heading Toward Financial Ruin Economic Collapse.
  • GOP lawmaker: Cruz walk off 'outrageous'

    Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) on Thursday characterized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as being deliberately confrontational before abruptly walking off the stage at an event meant to raise awareness for Christians in the Middle East. Cruz said some in the crowd the night before reacted with "bigotry and hatred" when he expressed his support for Israel early in his speech. "I support Israel, but what Senator Cruz did was outrageous and incendiary," Dent told The Washington Post. "He showed a true lack of sensitivity for the people he was speaking to, especially the religious leaders who were there. It was a...
  • Stock Market Crash… Economic Collapse

    07/22/2014 7:24:08 PM PDT · by Signalman · 35 replies ^ | 7/21/2014 | Harry Dent
    You can’t deny an economic collapse. We are about to see the greatest stock crash of our lifetimes I recently read a good article in Barron’s by Randall W. Forsyth called “Deus ex Machina 2.0: Is the Fed Trying to Take Human Nature Out of the Credit Cycle?” It was particularly interesting in light of the Bank for International Settlements’ warning that central banks are stoking financial bubbles that will burst, creating an even larger financial crisis… and that they should reverse their endless stimulus policies sooner rather than later. Music to my ears: Were they singing my song or...
  • GOP Rep (Charlie Dent PA) Blames Cruz For Shutdown

    10/07/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 51 replies ^ | Oct 7, 2013 | CNN (Youtube)
    GOP Rep Blames Cruz For Shutdown - YouTube Republican Rep. Dent: "Ted Cruz put us in a ditch without a plan to get out"
  • Author Harry Dent to Moneynews: Fed Tactics Won't Save US From Unavoidable Recession

    08/11/2012 5:42:53 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies ^ | 8/10/2012 | Forrest Jones and Kathleen Walter
    The United States cannot avoid sliding back into a recession and Federal Reserve stimulus measures and government spending in general are powerless to prevent it, said financial author Harry S. Dent Jr. The U.S. government, and consumers in general, have been on a borrowing-and-spending spree for too long now and the time has come to let the economy wane while the country pays off its debts. That doesn't happen overnight, and the Fed will surely adhere to its mandate to ensure price stability and optimal labor conditions by rolling out a monetary policy tool known as quantitative easing (QE), under...
  • Callahan proposes Human Relations Commission (a zero pick with zero ideas)

    Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan proposed Tuesday an ordinance aimed at speeding up the resolution of discrimination complaints and offering new protections for people who believe they are discriminated against based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The proposed ordinance calls for forming a seven-to-15-member Human Relations Commission that would enforce those principles when it comes to housing, employment and public accommodations. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act already does that for complaints of discrimination based on race, age, religion, ethnicity and disability. But the state has yet to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Pa. Is Keystone in House GOP’s Path to Majority (Kanjorski, Altmire, Dahlkemper, etc)

    05/20/2010 12:15:26 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 6 replies · 212+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 5/20/2010 | Greg Giroux
    Pennsylvania, the center of the political universe this week, will again garner outsized attention in this fall’s midterm elections. Though Tuesday’s House primaries were greatly overshadowed by the nationally significant victories of Rep. Joe Sestak in the Democratic Senate primary and of Mark Critz (D) in the 12th district special election, they did set up some key November matchups in the quintessentially competitive Keystone State. Click here to learn more! Roll Call’s current House race ratings include 10 of Pennsylvania’s 19 districts as among the 104 districts that will hold competitive elections this fall — the most in any state....
  • Mat Benol: Rising Above the Establishment in Pennsylvania's 15th

    05/17/2010 10:04:53 PM PDT · by Reeser · 1 replies · 255+ views
    RemoveRINOs ^ | 5-18-10 | Mat Benol Interview
    "Charlie Dent’s drop in the Conservative rating was due to the fact that Charlie Dent was never a Conservative. The Washington/Beltway influence gave him no incentive to become conservative. Earmarks became acceptable instead of offensive. There may also have been a fear of opposing the ‘status quo’ because the ‘Party’ may not support his re-election bid...."
  • Charlie Dent to Hold Open Meeting in New Tripoli, PA

    08/06/2009 12:21:13 PM PDT · by joygrace · 3 replies · 242+ views
    Rep. Charlie Dent's Newsletter ^ | August 6, 2009 |
    Rep. Dent to Hold Open Office Hours Tomorrow, August 7th, Rep. Dent will be hosting open office hours in the New Tripoli/Lynn Township area: 10 - 11 am New Tripoli Fire Company 7242 Decatur Street New Tripoli, PA 18066 In his words in his newsletter, Dent says, "I hope that you will be able to join me for this event. I sincerely value the opportunity to speak to you and your neighbors about federal issues of importance to you. The input that I receive at these open office hours helps me better serve you as your Representative in Washington, DC."
  • Charlie Dent to homeland chief: Hugh Moore mules are not terrorists (Feds r idjuts)

    02/26/2009 12:43:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies · 615+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 2/25/2009 | Michael Duck and Josh Drobnyk
    To most people, George and Hank are just mules that pull a canal boat. But to Transportation Security Administration officials, they're a matter of national security. The people who dress up in 19th century garb and lead George and Hank along the Lehigh Canal towpath in Easton's Hugh Moore Park are now required, under federal law, to secure biometric Transportation Worker Identification Credentials from the TSA -- just like every other Coast Guard-certified boat operator. And so far, despite efforts from U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, TSA officials aren't budging on that requirement. "It's probably a very good step for operators...
  • Rep. Dent's Stimulus Vote Drawing Democratic Criticism

    02/25/2009 6:27:39 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 8 replies · 966+ views
    Express-Times ^ | 2/23/09 | Jessica Coomes
    U.S. Reps. Charlie Dent (R) and Leonard Lance (R) continue to be the targets of a national Democratic organization because of their votes against the $787 billion economic stimulus package. This week, it's Dent in the spotlight. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will make automated calls to Lehigh Valley residents, criticizing the congressman for his vote on the recovery bill. "Did you know Congressman Charlie Dent voted against President Obama's economic recovery plan, endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce?" a transcript of the call says. "Dent's empty rhetoric can't hide that he voted to raise the AMT tax on...
  • Obama's successes dent Clinton candidacy (raking in the dough)

    07/02/2007 5:12:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 340+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/2/07 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON - For months, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been running her presidential campaign as a front-runner, establishing an image of steady inevitability. Barack Obama unsteadied her. By raising a dazzling $32.5 million and outpacing Clinton by $10 million in primary election money, Obama succeeded in making his chief rival look mortal. Clinton still leads in national polls and is strong in early primary states like New Hampshire and Florida. Obama now leads in fundraising and number of donors — an impressive 258,000 during the first six months of the year. Neither ensures success in the voting booth. But both Democrats...