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  • Michigan lawmakers OK Jan. 15 primary

    08/30/2007 5:47:10 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 8 replies · 216+ views
    AP ^ | 8/30/07 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    The Michigan legislature on Thursday approved moving the state's presidential nomination contests to Jan. 15, just days after national Democrats vowed to punish states that vote too early. Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm is expected to sign the bill, but approval of the switch is far from certain. A disagreement among state Democratic leaders over whether to hold a primary or a caucus is complicating final action. If it moves up, Michigan Democrats risk losing all their national convention delegates, while Republicans risk losing half. Seeking to impose discipline on the states, the Democratic National Committee's rules committee voted on Aug....
  • Destroying Wealth

    08/28/2007 6:20:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 1,635+ views
    IBD ^ | August 28, 2007
    Washington: Rep. John Dingell plans to introduce a bill that would strip away the mortgage deduction for taxpayers who live in homes larger than 3,000 square feet. Does he want a step-off-the-cliff recession? The Michigan Democrat's grand goal is to discourage energy use — and it smacks of a political favor. This is the man who refuses to allow his party to increase fuel mileage standards in the auto industry that he represents, so he clearly feels that he must give his colleagues something. In reporting Dingell's bungle, Canada's Financial Post wrote that he "is stirring up a hornet's nest"...
  • Fight Global Warming by Taxing 'McMansions,' Dingell Says

    08/10/2007 3:23:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 105 replies · 2,255+ views
    Fight Global Warming by Taxing 'McMansions,' Dingell Says By Randy Hall CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor August 10, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week announced a plan to fight global warming by reducing carbon emissions up to 80 percent by the year 2050. This would be done by raising gasoline taxes 50 cents per gallon and ending mortgage tax deductions on large houses, which the Michigan Democrat called "McMansions." During town hall meetings in Ann Arbor and in Dearborn, Rep. John Dingell said he will make these proposals as part of a multi-tiered bill...
  • Anti-life "HillaryCare" Socialized Med Scheme Back as House Passes CHAMP Bill; Senate Follows ...

    08/03/2007 12:06:24 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 840+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 2, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    Anti-life "HillaryCare" Socialized Med Scheme Back as House Passes CHAMP Bill; Senate Follows Suit Today Cuts funding for abstinence, covers abortifacient drugs, leaves Seniors with less options By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., August 2, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The advent of socialized health care and massive taxpayer abortion subsidies may take the United States by stealth, unless the new health care bill proposed by Democrats Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Rep. John Dingle (D-MI) is vetoed by President Bush. Today the US House of Representatives voted 225-204 for a massive expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a...
  • Truth in Global Warming - Mr. Dingell's inconvenient tax.

    07/09/2007 9:42:24 PM PDT · by gpapa · 19 replies · 909+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | July 10, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    This week's prize for honest liberalism goes to Michigan's John Dingell, who is having fun with his fellow Democrats while also making a useful point about the politics of global warming. The venerable Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee--first elected in 1955--has announced that he plans to introduce as early as this week a new tax on carbon emissions. Now, that's the way to clear a Capitol Hill hearing room. Americans are already miffed at paying $3 a gallon for gasoline, a fact that has the Members assailing oil companies on a daily basis. So the last thing...
  • Democrats on Energy. Sigh.

    07/08/2007 4:44:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 247+ views
    Hang Right Politics ^ | June 22nd, 2007 | Posted by Kathy
    I wonder how those labor unions working in the auto industry feel about all those donations to democrats now? Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who opposed the Senate provision and had fought to instead pass a more auto industry-friendly fuel economy measure, said one reason for his effort's failure was growing public concern about global warming. "The public wants action, rightfully so, on global warming," Levin said in an interview. And he added, the auto industry is "a juicy target. This is the first of many stupidities that will be laid at the feet of 'global warming' - the new cash...
  • It Takes a Recession (The home of the UAW ponders an end to compulsory unions.)

    06/17/2007 4:29:22 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies · 936+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2007 | LAWRENCE W. REED
    MIDLAND, Mich. -- For three-quarters of a century, industrial Michigan was a linchpin of the nation's labor movement. It was the birthplace of the United Auto Workers and home to such labor icons as Jimmy Hoffa and the Reuther brothers. Generations of Michiganders grew up believing that tough unions would protect jobs and secure higher incomes. It has therefore been an unlikely place to ban the closed shop -- that is, the practice of forcing employees to join a union as a condition of taking a job. But that may be changing. There is now a serious push to do...
  • Senators reach agreement on fuel economy

    06/21/2007 4:52:15 PM PDT · by gpapa · 60 replies · 1,312+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | June 21, 2007 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to increase fuel economy standards to 35 miles per gallon for cars and SUVs, the first significant boost demanded of automakers in nearly 20 years.
  • Dingell to propose Carbon Tax

    07/08/2007 8:12:00 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 17 replies · 662+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 8, 2007 | NRG1973
    Counting on Failure, Energy Chairman Floats Carbon Tax WASHINGTON, July 6 — A powerful House Democrat said on Friday that he planned to propose a steep new “carbon tax” that would raise the cost of burning oil, gas and coal, in a move that could shake up the political debate on global warming. The proposal came from Representative John D. Dingell of Michigan, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and it runs directly counter to the view of most Democrats that any tax on energy would be a politically disastrous approach to slowing global warming. But Mr. Dingell,...
  • Counting on Failure, Energy Chairman Floats Carbon Tax

    07/07/2007 5:33:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,019+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 7, 2007 | EDMUND L. ANDREWS
    WASHINGTON, July 6 — A powerful House Democrat said on Friday that he planned to propose a steep new “carbon tax” that would raise the cost of burning oil, gas and coal, in a move that could shake up the political debate on global warming. The proposal came from Representative John D. Dingell of Michigan, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and it runs directly counter to the view of most Democrats that any tax on energy would be a politically disastrous approach to slowing global warming. But Mr. Dingell, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on...
  • Rep. Dingell floats 'carbon tax' plan [boost the federal gasoline tax by 50 cents.......]

    07/07/2007 8:48:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,797+ views
    Rep. Dingell floats 'carbon tax' plan 23 minutes ago A House committee chairman is trying to show his Democratic colleagues that people in the U.S. are not ready to pay the full costs of fixing global warming. Rep. John Dingell, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says he will propose a "carbon tax" on the burning of fossil fuels that emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But he says he only is offering the plan to show how unpopular it would be. "I sincerely doubt that the American people are willing to pay what this is really going...
  • Dingell's CAFE Klatsch

    07/01/2007 10:09:35 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 10 replies · 453+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 30 June 2007 | Staff
    Energy Policy: MoveOn.org targets Michigan Democrat John Dingell for his reluctance to increase fuel economy standards. Maybe he knows higher standards won't promote energy independence or save the earth. Rep. Dingell, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has been protective of the auto industry and skeptical over the effectiveness of higher corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards in fighting global warming. He has resisted fighting climate change on the backs of a beleaguered U.S. auto industry, at least as long as countries like China and India are allowed to build cars and roads without any environmental restrictions. If...
  • MoveOn.org targets Dingell

    06/28/2007 10:55:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 1,249+ views
    planetgore.nationalreview.com ^ | June 28, 2007 | Henry Payne
    MoveOn.org has taken out radio ads here in Michigan to attack octogenarian – and fellow Democrat - John Dingell as a dinosaur for blocking new Washington fuel economy rules (activists are also donning dinosaur costumes and picketing the congressman’s office with “Dingellsaurus” signs – and I thought lefties were opposed to ageism). Here’s an excerpt from the ad featuring a father and son discussing a dinosaur picture book: Father: And this one? Billy: I don’t know. Father: It’s a Dingell-saurus. Billy: A what? Father: A Dingellsaurus. Someone who’s been in Congress so long, he forgets about the people who sent...
  • Dingell drops energy bill elements

    06/18/2007 11:19:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies · 281+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/2007 | Jim Snyder
    Unable to resolve a disagreement with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and other Democrats, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) yesterday said he would introduce a revised energy bill that left out the more controversial elements of an earlier proposal. In a memo sent yesterday at press time to committee members, Dingell said he planned to circulate an energy bill that addressed energy efficiency standards, a “smart” electricity grid, loan guarantees for “innovative” energy technologies and incentives for renewable fuels infrastructure. Gone from the new draft, however, would be new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and...
  • Dingell Pounds NTIA, FCC on DTV Transition

    02/28/2007 8:22:18 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 15 replies · 454+ views
    Multichannel News ^ | 2/27/2007 | Ted Hearn
    Washington -- House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) took shots at the Bush administration’s oversight of the digital-TV transition Tuesday, especially the converter-box program designed to keep old analog-TV sets running when only digital signals are available from local TV stations after early 2009. ... Under the digital-TV-transition law enacted one year ago, each household may apply for two $40 government coupons to help defray the cost of digital-to-analog converter boxes. Although the NTIA has $1.5 billion to spend, the program would need nearly $3 billion to fund the 73 million analog TVs that currently rely exclusively...
  • A Few of FR's Finest...Every Day...11-30-06...JohnHuang2's... Hastings makes waste...

    11/30/2006 3:44:42 AM PST · by DollyCali · 67 replies · 923+ views
    John Huang2; DollyCali; Pookie 18 & All of the Finest | 30 November 2006 | JohnHuang2
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Democrats pledge array of investigations

    11/26/2006 8:47:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 1,307+ views
    Democrats pledge array of investigations By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer 12 minutes ago The incoming chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is promising an array of oversight investigations that could provoke sharp disagreement with Republicans and the White House. Rep. John Dingell (news, bio, voting record), D-Mich., pledged that Democrats, swept to power in the Nov. 7 elections, would govern "in the middle" next year. But the veteran lawmaker has a reputation as one who has never avoided a fight and he did not back away from that reputation on Sunday. Among the investigations he said he...
  • Three From Clinton Administration Urge Disney to Cancel or Revise 9/11 Miniseries (Must Watch)

    09/06/2006 10:17:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 135 replies · 3,349+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 7, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    Three From Clinton Administration Urge Disney to Cancel or Revise Sept. 11 MiniseriesBy JESSE McKINLEY Published: September 7, 2006 Three members of the Clinton administration have written the chairman of the Walt Disney Company, ABC’s parent, to complain that the network’s coming two-part miniseries “The Path to 9/11” is fraught with factual errors and fabrications. The letters ask that the five-hour movie, scheduled for broadcast Sunday and Monday, be either edited for accuracy or canceled, and ABC gave a small indication yesterday that some changes might be made. One of the officials, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, said in...
  • Toeing the Party Line

    08/25/2006 8:36:06 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 1 replies · 508+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 8-25-06 | Michael P.Tremoglie
    Hezbollah is the terrorist organization that was responsible for killing more than 200 Marines who were on a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon more than twenty years ago. Hezbollah also was responsible for the kidnapping, torture, and murder of U.S. Marine Col. William R. Higgins in 1988 and CIA Beirut station chief William Buckley in 1984. Hezbollah shot U.S. Navy Seabee Diver Robert Stethem, during a 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847, and dumped his body onto the Beirut airport tarmac. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, who publicly stated during a July 30 an interview with Michigan TV station...
  • Dingell Slams Limbaugh As "Dishonest And Misleading"

    08/02/2006 5:29:01 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 85 replies · 3,047+ views
    TPM Cafe ^ | 8/2/06 | Rep. John Dingell
    MI-15: Dingell Slams Limbaugh As "Dishonest And Misleading" By Greg Sargent | bio Dem Rep. John Dingell, who's been under fire from right wingers who are grossly distorting his remarks about Hezbollah, has just struck back, writing a blistering letter to Rush Limbaugh which slams the radio host as "dishonest and misleading." Dingell is demanding that Limbaugh stop distorting his record. Read Dingell's full letter after the jump. Here's the full letter: Mr. Rush Limbaugh 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020Dear Rush: Your comments about me and my position on the terrorist organization Hezbollah during your program...
  • Cong. Dingell Refuses to Say He’s Against Hezbollah

    08/01/2006 6:55:27 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 38 replies · 991+ views
    Republican Jewish Coalition ^ | August 1, 2006 | Republican Jewish Coalition
    The Republican Jewish Coalition expressed outrage and dismay at remarks made by Congressman John Dingell (D-MI-15) during a television interview Sunday night on Detroit television station WDIV. Rep. Dingell refused to choose between Israel and Hezbollah, instead insisting that “I don’t take sides for or against Hezbollah or for or against Israel” in the current conflict. According to his remarks, the U.S. should negotiate with “both sides” to stop the violence. RJC Executive Director Matthew Brooks said, “It is outrageous that a member of the United States House of Representatives would refuse to denounce Hezbollah, an organization on the State...
  • Dingell: What's Wrong With Hezbollah? (heads up - Democrat won't take sides)

    08/01/2006 6:38:05 AM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies · 1,243+ views
    Power Line ^ | July 31, 2006 | John Hinderaker
    Yesterday, Representative John Dingell of Michigan appeared on a Detroit television program along with Republican Candice Miller. They discussed the crisis in Lebanon; Dingell proclaimed himself neutral. "I don't take sides for or against Hezbollah; I don't take sides for or against Israel." Asked, "You're not against Hezbollah?" Dingell answers, "No..." Listen to it here on YouTube, or use our player below. If the Democrats win control of the House of Representatives, Dingell will be the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was one of the eight Democrats who did not vote in favor of the Congressional...
  • Dingell: What's Wrong With Hezbollah?

    07/31/2006 4:09:43 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 72 replies · 2,208+ views
    Powerline ^ | July 31, 2006 | John Hindraker
    Yesterday, Representative John Dingell of Michigan appeared on a Detroit television program along with Republican Candice Miller. They discussed the crisis in Lebanon; Dingell proclaimed himself neutral. "I don't take sides for or against Hezbollah; I don't take sides for or against Israel." Asked, "You're not against Hezbollah?" Dingell answers, "No..." Listen to it here on YouTube, or use our player below. If the Democrats win control of the House of Representatives, Dingell will be the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was one of the eight Democrats who did not vote in favor of the Congressional...
  • Prospective Democratic Chairs All Liberal(Miss Folks do your part vote Epsy June 6)

    06/03/2006 12:34:41 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 33 replies · 842+ views
    CBS ^ | JUne 3 2006 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    If the chips fall right for Democrats and their party seizes control of the House, President Bush's agenda on Capitol Hill would fall into the hands of some of his most dogged opponents. It's not just would-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, but a boatload of Democrats newly running committees who would determine what legislation gets debated and which programs and agencies get scrutiny. So who are the chairmen to be? _a Polish-American lawyer with a reputation for making witnesses quiver. _a die-hard liberal from New York's Harlem with 35 years in the House. _a free-spending progressive from Wausau, Wis....
  • House Dems invoke civil rights in suit over budget typo

    04/28/2006 9:38:38 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 14 replies · 704+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2006 | Jeffrey Young
    Senior House Democrats allege in a new lawsuit that their civil rights were violated when the House passed a slightly different version than the Senate of the controversial budget-reconciliation bill in February. “Plaintiffs were entitled under the United States Constitution to vote on the bill being described as the Deficit Reduction Act prior to it becoming law,” according to the lawsuit, which was filed this morning in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. “Each suffers irreparable injury by the enactment of a law without the opportunity to participate in its consideration as is required under Article...
  • The Heirloom Congressional Seat (Politics is increasingly a family affair)

    12/17/2005 8:21:37 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 577+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 26, 2005 | Charles Mahtesian
    THE ETHICS SCANDALS SWIRLING ABOUT Capitol Hill make it all but certain that the 2006 elections will be unusually focused on character. That's a good thing, of course, except that it obscures a different development, one that stands to be equally influential in determining the personality of our national legislature--the rise of the heirloom congressional seat.In the 109th Congress, there are 30 members of the House and Senate whose parents also served in Congress, four sets of siblings, and four wives who succeeded their husbands. There's also a gaggle of congressional offspring back home, quietly positioning themselves for their parents'...
  • Michigan's Dingell to Mark Half-Century in the House

    10/26/2005 6:54:03 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 35 replies · 617+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 10/25/2005 | Sarah Kellogg
    Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., will celebrate his 50th year in Congress on Dec. 13, a tenure longer than all but two others in the history of the House of Representatives. Michigan's Dingell to Mark Half-Century in the House BY SARAH KELLOGG   WASHINGTON -- Michigan's John Dingell has served in the U.S. House of Representatives almost 50 years -- longer than any other member sitting today and longer than all but two others in the institution's history. The Democratic congressman has known several presidents, admired some (Harry Truman), despised others (Richard Nixon) and maintained a benign neutrality about still...
  • Dingell Condemns Remarks Attacking Islam by Rep. Tancredo

    07/23/2005 6:13:24 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 192 replies · 2,343+ views
    Congressman John D. Dingell (MI-15), the Dean of the House of Representatives, condemned the recent comments made by Representative Tom Tancredo (CO-06) as “ignorant” and “inexcusable” for a Member of Congress. During a recent interview on Tampa radio station WFLA-AM, Mr. Tancredo said that the US might “take out (Muslim) holy sites” in response to another terrorist attack on the US. When asked if he meant Mecca, Congressman Tancredo responded “yeah.” Said Dingell, “First of all, suggesting the bombing of a holy site of any religion is simply inexcusable for an elected official in the United States Congress and an...
  • DEM CONGRESSMEN: CONSERVATIVE VOICES ON PBS MAY BE ILLEGAL...

    05/11/2005 6:57:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 49 replies · 2,569+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 11, 2005
    DEM CONGRESSMEN: CONSERVATIVE VOICES ON PBS MAY BE ILLEGAL...
  • Pentagon Is Pressing to Bypass Environmental Laws for War Games and Arms Testing

    12/27/2004 11:56:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 650+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 28, 2004 | FELICITY BARRINGER
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 - The Defense Department, which controls 28 million acres of land across the nation that it uses for combat exercises and weapons testing, has been moving on a variety of fronts to reduce requirements that it safeguard the environment on that land. In Congress, the Pentagon has won exemptions in the last two years from parts of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. It has sought in recent years to exempt military activities, for three years, from compliance with parts of the Clean Air Act. Also, the Pentagon, which controls about 140 of...
  • KISSING THE HAND THAT SMACKS YOU (Boy Scouts give award to U.S. Rep who voted AGAINST them)

    11/29/2004 10:34:37 AM PST · by Stoat · 4 replies · 690+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | November 29, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    KISSING THE HAND THAT SMACKS YOU By Michelle Malkin   ·   November 29, 2004 12:41 PM Next week, Rep. John Dingell will receive a "Distinguished Citizen Award" from the Detroit area Boy Scouts.Yet, just nine days ago, Dingell--along with fellow Dems Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Lynn Woolsey of California--voted against a resolution commending the Boy Scouts and condemning legal efforts to limit government ties to the group because of its requirement that members believe in God.Chris Lilek asks: You wouldn't expect the National Rifle Association to give Rosie O'Donnell an award, or Planned Parenthood to give Senator Tom Coburn...
  • Congressman Who Voted Against (391-3) Resolution Commending Scouts To Receive Scouting Award

    11/28/2004 5:56:33 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 39 replies · 1,725+ views
    GrassrootsPA ^ | 11/28/04 | GrassrootsPA
    Did you hear about the resolution the US House just passed commending Boy Scouts for all they do and condeming the ACLU and other group's legal efforts to push the Scouts out of using public facilities, like U-S military bases? The measure, btw, passed 391-3. Here's the punchline: Michigan Congressman John Dingell, 1 of only 3 Congressman opposing the resolution applauding the Scouts, will be receiving the Detroit Area Council's 2004 Distinguished Citizen Award! "The purpose of the Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner is to recognize remarkable individuals, to create an awareness of Scouting's positive impact in the community, as well...
  • House Of Representatives & The Boy Scouts: It's Time To Slap Around The ACLU

    11/26/2004 5:17:39 AM PST · by onevoter · 19 replies · 1,027+ views
    BushCountry.org ^ | 11.26.04 06:42 AM | Joseph Grant Swank
    Let it be known far and wide who the 3 are: Democratic Reps. John Dingell of Michigan, Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Lynn Woolsey of California. Dems ALL. These are the 3 stooges who voted in favor of further harassment from the ACLU against the Boy Scouts of America. These are the 3 who stand for irrational, godless, immoral postulates. May they forever be remembered for the disgrace they publicly displayed in the House of Representatives on Saturday, November 20, 2004. However, kudos to the elected American loyalists who stood firmly against the persistent unAmerican devilment of the ACLU, especially...
  • House Passes Resolution on Boy Scouts

    11/20/2004 9:57:08 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 17 replies · 769+ views
    WASHINGTON — The House on Saturday commended the Boy Scouts (search) and condemned legal efforts to limit government ties to the group because of its requirement that members believe in God. A nonbinding resolution, passed by a 391-3 vote, recognized the 3.2 million-member Boy Scouts for its public service efforts. But the main thrust of the debate was what the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said were the "strident legal attacks" on the group. The Pentagon (search) agreed last week to tell U.S. military bases around the world not to directly sponsor Boy Scout troops. ....... Voting...
  • House Condemns Criticism of Boy Scouts

    11/20/2004 8:57:06 AM PST · by nypokerface · 24 replies · 1,188+ views
    AP ^ | 11/20/04 | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON - The House on Saturday commended the Boy Scouts and condemned legal efforts to limit government ties to the group because of its requirement that members believe in God. A nonbinding resolution, passed by a 391-3 vote, recognized the 3.2 million-member Boy Scouts for its public service efforts. But the main thrust of the debate was what the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said were the "strident legal attacks" on the group. The Pentagon agreed last week to tell U.S. military bases around the world not to directly sponsor Boy Scout troops. The warning resulted from...
  • Dingell gets mailbox surprise(Bush campaign lit); Gore to campaign for Dean in Detroit

    01/31/2004 9:16:45 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 5 replies · 130+ views
    AP ^ | 1-30-04
    Dingell gets mailbox surprise; Gore to campaign for Dean in Detroit The Associated Press 1/31/2004, 10:00 a.m. ET DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Dingell recently got a surprise in the mail: a letter offering him a Virginia charter membership in the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign. The Democrat from Dearborn said Friday that the letter included a picture of a smiling Republican President Bush. It included a message addressed to Dingell thanking him for his "commitment and dedication." "There's hope for these Republicans yet," Dingell, 77, told the Detroit Free Press. "Either their records are screwed up, their staffs are incompetent...
  • New Year's Wishes, Revised

    01/01/2004 9:53:08 AM PST · by OESY · 8 replies · 256+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 1, 2004 | Editorial
    Last year at this time, we offered three wishes for the new year that seemed both critically important and eminently doable. Alas, none of them came true. A few updates seem in order. When looking at foreign affairs in January 2003, we presciently concluded that the two biggest trouble spots — Iraq and North Korea — posed too large a challenge for our wish-making capacities. So we settled on offering hopes that Israel would start dismantling its settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. While that didn't happen, Ariel Sharon's government does at least seem to be facing up to...
  • Gore Blasts Bush for Disbanding Senate Intelligence Cte., Charges Nixon-like Coverup over 911

    11/09/2003 11:47:40 AM PST · by nwrep · 80 replies · 1,117+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | November 9, 2003 | nwrep
    Al Gore has charged that the Bush administration is attempting to cover-up the 9/11 investigation by dismissing the Senate Intelligence Committee. In a speech sponsored by the Communist Group Moveon.org, Gore dismissed the partisan Democrat memo advising the committee to use intelligence information for political purposes as "trivial", and accused Bush of over-reaching in his authority, in much the same way as Richard Nixon did when he fired his Chief Investigator during the Watergate scandal. It was reported here that Senator Frist disbanded the Senate Intellignce Committee after the partisan memo revealed it would be unable to carry out its...
  • Gore Denounces Bush Administration for Attack on Civil Liberties

    11/09/2003 2:18:30 PM PST · by Jean S · 72 replies · 209+ views
    AP ^ | 11/9/03 | Jennifer C. Kerr
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore accused President Bush on Sunday of failing to make the country safer after the Sept. 11 attacks and using the war against terrorism as a pretext to consolidate power. "They have taken us much farther down the road toward an intrusive, 'big brother'-style government - toward the dangers prophesied by George Orwell in his book '1984' - than anyone ever thought would be possible in the United States of America," Gore charged. Gore, who lost the disputed 2000 presidential election to Bush, said terrorism-fighting tools granted after Sept. 11 amount to a...
  • Dingell Joins Republicans to Protest CBS’s Mini-Series "The Reagans" (Big Barf Alert!!!)

    11/06/2003 1:44:13 PM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 4 replies · 91+ views
    US Congress ^ | Dingell Press Release
    Dingell Joins Republicans to Protest CBS’s Mini-Series "The Reagans" Demands "Fair and Balanced" Portrayal of 40th President Washington, D.C. – Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI) today joined the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Members of Congress and conservative pundits in demanding that CBS ensure that its upcoming two part mini-series "The Reagans" is an accurate portrayal of the Reagan legacy. In a letter to CBS President Leslie Moonves, Dingell wrote, "I trust that CBS will not be a party to a distorted presentation of American history." Rep. Dingell, who served in the Congress during both of President Reagan’s terms in office, offered...
  • Affirmative Action Foe Fires Back at Lawmaker's Insult

    07/22/2003 6:15:38 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 102+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 7/22/03 | Marc Morano
    CORRECTION: Corrects description of Rep. Dingell. (CNSNews.com) - American Civil Rights Institute Chairman Ward Connerly, a black man who has successfully fought raced-based policies in California, responded to Congressman John Dingell's appeal to stay away from the state of Michigan by calling the congressman "narrow-minded and venomous." Dingell, a Michigan Democrat, had written a letter July 9 urging Connerly to "go home and stay there." Connerly is currently promoting a new ballot initiative that would prohibit states from forcing citizens to declare their race and forbid states from collecting racial data on citizens. Connerly led California's successful Proposition 209 in...
  • Dear Congressman John: A response to Rep. Dingell

    07/21/2003 2:51:13 PM PDT · by Y2Krap · 1 replies · 236+ views
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2002 | Ward Connerly
    July 21, 2003 The Honorable John D. Dingell Member of Congress House of Representatives Washington D.C. 20515-2215 Congressman Dingell, Thank you for such a warm and hospitable welcome to Michigan. Amendment I of the United States Constitution is, in part, as follows: Congress shall make no law …abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peacefully to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Amendment XIV of the Constitution is, in part, as follows: All persons born and naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,...
  • Welcome to Michigan. Now Get Lost!

    07/21/2003 5:38:56 AM PDT · by harpu · 11 replies · 142+ views
    Congressman Dingell (MI-D) ^ | 7/21/03 | via Ward Connerly
    Ward Connerly has come to Michigan to launch his racial privacy initiative, which bars the state from asking people about their race. This would make the University of Michigan's discriminatory college admission policies illegal. Congressman John Dingell wrote to Mr. Connerly to register his opposition to the visit. Below, we reproduce their correspondence in full. - - - - - - - - - Congress of the United States House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20515-2215July 9, 2003Mr. Ward ConnerlyAmerican Civil Rights CoalitionP.O. Box 188350Sacramento, CA 95818Mr. Connerly:The people of Michigan have a simple message to you: go home and stay there. ...
  • Dingell plans another run in 2004 (Conyers hasn't said one way or other)

    06/12/2003 3:10:44 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 10 replies · 945+ views
    AP ^ | 6-12-03
    Dingell plans another run in 2004 The Associated Press 6/12/2003, 4:04 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the House, said Thursday he intends to run for re-election in 2004. Dingell, a Democrat from Dearborn, Mich., made his intentions clear in a letter to the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, which had listed him as a member who was "expected to be considering retirement" before the 2004 election. "My name on a retirement list? A Republican fantasy," Dingell wrote. "While the thought of a Congress without me might make a few corporate malefactors sleep...
  • Halliburton subsidiary awarded $7 billion Iraq contract without competing

    04/11/2003 7:02:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies · 268+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-11-03 | LEIGH STROPE
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) --  A government contract awarded without competition to a Halliburton Co. subsidiary to fight oil well fires in Iraq is worth at least $7 billion over two years, the Army Corps of Engineers has disclosed to Congress.</p> <p>The contract also allows Halliburton subsidiary KBR, an engineering and construction company, to earn another 7 percent in profit, valued at $490 million.</p>
  • CONGRESSMAN JOHN DINGELL declared winner in MICHIGAN CD 15, PRO GUN NRA MEMBER BEATS JOAN RIVERS

    08/06/2002 7:18:53 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 17 replies · 308+ views
    WXYZ ABC TV DETROIT ^ | AUGUST 6, 2002 | THEEAGLEHASLANDED
    GOOD THING DINGELL WON, WAXMAN WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE ENERGY COMMITTEE CHAIR IF THE RATS WIN THE MAJORITY. PLUS HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRO GUN AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD FOR SOME TIME. CALLED RUBY RIDGE FBI RESCUE HOSTAGE TEAM JACK BOOTED THUGS.. RIVERS WAS RUNNING ON ANTI GUN SHUT DOWN THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY PLANK, CAN'T UNDERSTAND ANYONE AROUND DETROIT DOING THAT BUT SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE WILL BE ABOVE 45% OF VOTE. AMAZING
  • Redistricting gives senior congressman toughest race in half a century

    06/17/2002 8:26:50 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 12 replies · 255+ views
    AP/Nando Times ^ | 6/17/02 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Democratic Rep. John Dingell has taken on heads of multibillion-dollar corporations, Cabinet secretaries and presidents during his 47 years as a congressman. But he has had few real political challenges like the one he is facing this summer. The most senior member of the House is looking at his toughest re-election bid in almost four decades, and the challenge is coming from a younger, more liberal congresswoman in his own party. Rep. Lynn Rivers got her political start in the mid-1980s when she was frustrated with her daughter's reading program and ran for the school board. Neither candidate wants to...
  • NRA backer Dingell favors gun control bill (Text of bill - HR4757)

    05/24/2002 9:23:12 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 57 replies · 1,140+ views
    Detroit News/LA Slimes ^ | 5-24-02 | Eric Lichtblau and Nick Anderson
    NRA backer Dingell favors gun control bill By Eric Lichtblau and Nick Anderson / Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON -- In a surprising alignment of onetime rivals, one of the National Rifle Association's most stalwart backers in Congress has teamed up with one of its biggest opponents to try to make it tougher for felons and other banned gun owners to buy firearms. The measure would provide states with more than $1.1 billion over the next three years to upgrade records that help ensure compliance with gun buying laws. It would penalize those states that do not get up to speed,...
  • UPDATE on the CPL(CCW) fingerprint fee increase bill in State Senate(Michigan)

    04/27/2002 7:33:40 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 2 replies · 273+ views
    MCRGO ^ | 4-27-02 | Ross Dykman
    From the MCRGO message boards: Calm down, gang...there are always going to be people trying to change the law back or modify it adversely. That's how government works. But that's also why MCRGO is here and I have more good news to report. Sen. Chris Dingell offered an amendment which specifies that the new fee increase shall not apply to a "license-related law wherein a fingerprint processing and criminal record check fee is specified." In short, fees will go up for other fingerprinting services, but not for CPL applications and renewals. I have a hunch that the massed calls and...
  • Detroit Rock City (Mrs. Dingell: "I didn't know")

    04/08/2002 6:56:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 3 replies · 519+ views
    Roll Call | 4/8/02 | Heard on the Hill
    Although a batch of documents recently released by the Bush Energy Department was supposed to embarrass Republicans, it also revealed an interesting nugget about a powerful Democrat, Debbie Dingell, wife of Rep. John Dingell (Mich.). Mrs. Dingell, who gave HOHholy hell a few years ago for referring to her in print as a "lobbyist" for General Motors, has always insisted that she merely runs the foundation that takes care of the auto giant's philanthropic activities. These days, Dingell says, she's in charge of "worldwide community relations" for the company. So you can imagine HOH's surprise upon noticing that Dingell turned...