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  • Couple on Cavuto, Blkman with Hitler/Obama Dingal plant

    08/10/2009 1:25:22 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 71 replies · 5,594+ views
    Cavuto on Fox | 9/10/2009 | Neil Cavuto
    A couple that were at Dingals TH meeting said there was a black man outside with a sign comparing Obama the Adolf Hitler. After the meeting ended and when everyone was leaving this same man was handing out Dingal campaign flyers.Sorry no link, I'm on my Palm but maybe someone can download it from Fox and post the link.This is big!
  • Dems blow the whistle on ObamaCare thug "supporters"

    08/10/2009 1:18:53 PM PDT · by pabianice · 61 replies · 4,638+ views
    Fox News Channel | 8/10/09
    Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cornish are on Cavuto. They are Dems who are angry at how Dingell and others are ramming ObamaCare down our throats. According to them, only SEIU/ACORN people were ushered into Dingell's town meeting. They had the first four rows reserved for Obama supporters. Non-supporters were crowded into the back of the room or blocked from entering. No anti-Obamacare signs were allowed. The four rows of union thugs made sure the cameras could not see anyone else or record what they were saying. Finally, when frustrated opponents in the back of the room tried to ask questions,...
  • Family of Handicapped Son Threatened By Liberals After Town Hall

    08/10/2009 1:41:40 PM PDT · by tonyome · 52 replies · 3,102+ views
    "We've had a visit from them in the middle of the night."
  • Father Against ObamaCare Says He is Being Harrassed by "Thugs" of Pelosi, Hoyer, and Reid - Video

    08/10/2009 10:20:01 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 31 replies · 1,766+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a Father, who confronted Democrat Rep. John Dingell last week at a Health Care Town Hall Event, talking about his experience with Fox News' Megyn Kelly. The father, who has a son who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, said he and his family are being harassed now by what he called "thugs" of Government Health Care proponents: "I want to address something to Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Hoyer - whatever his name is - and Mr. Reid. If you call my son "un-American" - your thugs already know where we live. We've had a visit from them -...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Man With Son In Wheelchair Shouts Down Rep. Dingell

    08/10/2009 10:00:12 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 25 replies · 1,850+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 10, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Mike Sola of Michigan demands that U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan) explain why his son Scott, who has cerebral palsy, would not be covered under health insurance reform legislation. They were later escorted out by police.
  • Mike Sola Mad as Hell!

    08/10/2009 7:25:21 AM PDT · by cpa4you · 31 replies · 1,857+ views
    Fox News (Megyn Kelly/Bill Hemmer Show) | 08/10/09 | Sam Wright
    Fellow Freepers: Oh damn, someone p***ed off Mike Sola--Rep. Dingle-D MI better watch out. Imagine an old fart like Mike who loves his handicapped son enough to confront that old fraud in Congress at a "Town hall Meeting." God bless Sola (Pelosi calls him and his kind unamerican--sign me up in that club!) and keep him safe from the Dem thugs. (Sola is now getting late night threats against his life and the life of his son--he promises to do whatever is necessary-You go Mike!!!!.) I have a thought why can't local folks kinda keep a vigil around the Sola...
  • Mike Sola: Obama supporters threatening his family

    08/10/2009 6:40:32 AM PDT · by pabianice · 43 replies · 4,185+ views
    Fox News Channel | 8/10/09
    Mike Sola, who spoke out at Rep. Dingell's town hall meeting in defense of his son who is sick with cerebral palsy, is being threatened with injury or death by Obama supporters. After speaking out against Dingell at the town hall, and after Dingell LIED about an "amendment" that would prtotect his son, persons unknown have been coming onto his property at night and terrorizing Sola and his wife and calling for the death of Sola's son. Sola said that if he catched them, he will kill them, even if it means his going to prison. These Obama gangsters know...
  • Father of Handicapped man threatens thugs on Foxnews LIVE

    08/10/2009 6:37:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 173 replies · 7,454+ views
    Mike Sola confronted his Congressman Dingell at a Townhall and says he's been visited in the middle of the night by thugs at his house. On Americas Newsroom just now he goes "I challenge you thugs to come visit me in the middle of the day. If I catch you on my property I will use lethal force and will kill you. I will go to prison" This guy is great!
  • Kill the Bill, Dingell!

    08/07/2009 3:49:28 PM PDT · by FromLori · 16 replies · 805+ views
    You can find protest video like this from across the country. What is particularly instructive about this one is the comment by Congressman John Dingell at the end of the video when he is talking to reporters. He says the town hall has been "infiltrated" as though there isn't a massive anti-nationalized healthcare uprising in the country. This is a FANTASTIC VIDEO!
  • The Democrats Vs. the Tea Parties Day 4: Anger, Confrontation, and Image

    08/07/2009 11:30:09 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 15 replies · 911+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/07/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The anger at the town hall debates is turning very confrontational and even dangerous. At this town hall in Tampa there was a near riot.
  • Video #2: John Dingle Town hall yesterday

    08/07/2009 7:25:29 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 10 replies · 1,539+ views
    ConservativeNewMedia ^ | 8-7-09 | Subscribe
    Barack Obama Proxy Rep. John Dingell Booed, Jeered at Michigan Health Care Town Hall Meeting
  • John Dingell Gets and Earfull at his Town Hall

    08/06/2009 7:43:05 PM PDT · by Portnoy · 55 replies · 2,657+ views
    You Tube ^ | August 6th, 2009 | Portnoy
    I attended the John Dingell Town Hall on Health Care this evening in Romulus Michigan. The even was not promoted beforehand, yet more than 600 people showed up. The meeting was held in a room that only held 150 people. The first few rows were mostly Dingell Supporters, who, were NOT outside waiting with the rest of us. See my blog for more info. Here is one of the videos:
  • Michigan Liberal: Dingle Townhall on Healthcare May be Disrupted by Rightwing Thugs

    08/04/2009 5:39:01 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 44 replies · 1,700+ views
    Michigan Liberal ^ | 8/4/09 | Michigan Liberal
    U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, is holding a health care town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Romulus Athletic Center, 35765 Northline Road in Romulus, and there are plans by right wing thugs, stealthy organized by a rightwing lobbyist group, to disrupt the meeting. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reported last night on a plan by the Washington, DC-based, rightwing think tank and lobbying firm Freedom Works, chaired by former U.S. House Majority Leader and rightwing Republican Dick Armey, to disrupt town hall meetings as members of Congress return to the district for summer break and meet with constituents. You...
  • The Waxman-Pelosi Follies

    07/31/2009 2:54:21 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 3 replies · 566+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 30, 2009 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    If anyone might have the right to revel in a bit of health-care schadenfreude, it’s John Dingell. Nancy Pelosi and Henry Waxman ought to feel lucky he’s foregone the pleasure. -- snip -- Mr. Waxman and Mrs. Pelosi head into recess with one comatose climate bill and one wounded health-care project. Now comes the long hot summer month where the nation gets to think about this some more. If the speaker wants to make use of her vacation, she could always get on the phone to Michigan. Mr. Dingell might have some advice.
  • Democrats Nearing Consensus on Health Plan

    06/10/2009 5:12:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies · 869+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 10, 2009 | Robert Pear
    broad consensus on the contours of legislation to remake the nation’s health care system appeared to be developing among Democratic leaders on Tuesday as three House committee chairmen outlined a bill generally similar to one being written in the Senate. Democratic leaders in both houses said they would require individuals to carry insurance and employers to help pay for it. But they have yet to decide how to raise the necessary tax revenue. Leaders in both chambers said they wanted to establish a new public health insurance program, which would compete with private insurers. But they have not settled on...
  • Supremes Rebuff Chrysler Creditors (Dingell attacks pensioners for refusing 'small sacrifice')

    06/10/2009 5:57:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1,862+ views
    National Review ^ | 6/10/2009 | Henry Payne
    After weeks of White House threats and media cover-up, Chrysler’s remaining debt holders got their day before the Supreme Court Tuesday . . . and lost. The decision was no surprise to legal experts who say Chrysler’s restructuring was simply too far down the road to reverse. No doubt, this entire episode would have been different if a Republican administration had sought to rip up bankruptcy laws to benefit political allies. The media watchdog would have barked, fundamentally changing the playing field. While the White House claimed victory, the plaintiff Indiana pension funds at least scored points that may protect...
  • Dem Congressman: ‘Nobody in This Country Realizes That Cap-and-Trade is a Tax’

    04/24/2009 6:53:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,193+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/24/09 | breitbart
    Video at link...
  • Dem Congressman: ‘Nobody in This Country Realizes That Cap-and-Trade is a Tax’(Climate Pirates)

    04/24/2009 1:58:13 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 55 replies · 2,126+ views ^ | 04-24-2009 |
    "Nobody in this country realizes that cap-and-trade is a tax -- and it's a great big one," Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan) said Friday.
  • Dingell Is Longest-Serving House Member

    02/11/2009 11:57:03 AM PST · by Borges · 17 replies · 452+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 02/11/09 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) today becomes the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives in history, but his honor comes just as his colleagues have effectively declared that his time of grand power has passed. As he eclipses the 53-year-and-two-month tenure of former congressman Jamie Whitten (D-Miss.), Dingell's 19,420-day career representing the western suburbs of Detroit has been remarkable not just in length but also in accomplishments. The 82-year-old held the gavel in 1965 when the House passed the legislation that created Medicare, he helped write the 1973 Endangered Species Act, and he led dozens of investigations into waste...
  • H. R. 15: To provide a program of national health insurance...

    01/21/2009 3:16:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies · 886+ views
    Thomas ^ | 1/6/2009 | John Dingell
    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 6, 2009 Mr. Dingell introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned A BILL Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Short title; table of contents. (a) Short Title.—This Act may be cited as the “National Health...
  • Bipartisan Group May Launch Dingell-for-Speaker Protest Vote Tuesday

    01/06/2009 6:55:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 714+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 6, 2009 | Chad Pergam
    A group of Republicans and Democrats may vote for Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell to be the new House speaker in shows of defiance against their own party's leadership.A number of Republicans and some Democrats are considering a protest vote against Nancy Pelosi for House speaker when lawmakers convene Tuesday afternoon to launch the 111th Congress, FOX News has learned. Once the House is sworn in, one of its first orders of business is to elect a speaker, a vote taken by the entire Congress. The vote usually goes along party lines. Pelosi will run for the Democrats while Republicans...
  • A Sign of Things to Come?

    11/26/2008 6:50:18 AM PST · by Victory111 · 3 replies · 490+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 11-26-08 | Paul M. Weyrich
    As long as I can remember Rep. John Dingell, D-MI, was one of the toughest committee chairmen in the Congress. His father preceded him in U.S. Congress during the Great Depression. I had the pleasure of visiting with him one day while Republicans controlled the Congress. He made it clear he was staying around because he again wanted to be a committee chairman.
  • Dems vs. Dems in new Congress

    11/25/2008 6:44:52 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 69 replies · 1,078+ views
    Forget the Republican filibuster and the race to 60. The real fight in the next Congress is Democrats vs. themselves. With nearly complete control of Washington for the first time in three decades, Democrats are entering a treacherous power zone in which many of their priorities could easily be undone by the geographic, demographic and ideological factions that compete for supremacy within the party. Unless Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) can whip their caucuses into unity, numerous fault lines will be revealed: Southern Democrats vs. Northern liberals on labor law; California greens vs....
  • The Climate Purge

    11/23/2008 5:05:09 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 24 replies · 1,242+ views
    WSJ Online ^ | November 22, 2008 | Joseph Rago
    Henry Waxman moved to consolidate his coup d'etat at the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee just hours after he was installed as the new chairman this week. It appears that the California liberal, with his customary subtlety, is plotting a night of the climate-change long knives... Democrats dumped the current Chairman John Dingell because he does not favor global-warming action aggressive enough to suit the party's green wing. Now his lieutenants, who've been known to share his views, are targets too. ... But the Dingell ally who should be looking over his shoulder most nervously is Rick Boucher, chairman...
  • Congress' New Commerce Chief

    11/22/2008 1:05:11 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 26 replies · 927+ views
    Forbes ^ | 11/20/2008 | Brian Wingfield,
    By a vote of 137-22 among Democrats in the House of Representatives Thursday, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., ousted Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., as the chairman of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. Waxman's victory is a seismic event on Capitol Hill, as he has unseated one of the most powerful members of Congress, who since 1981 has been the top Democrat on the influential Energy and Commerce Committee. But it was not entirely unexpected. Wednesday, the party's panel that votes on committee chairmanships gave Waxman the nod by a 25-22 vote. However, it's also a signal that Democrats...
  • Democrats Oust Longtime Leader of House Panel [Waxman replaces Dingell]

    11/21/2008 7:18:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 607+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 20, 2008 | John M. Broder
    Representative Henry A. Waxman wrested the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee from Representative John D. Dingell on Thursday in a coup that is expected to accelerate passage of energy, climate and health legislation backed by President-elect Barack Obama. Mr. Waxman, 69, of California, who mounted a quiet but devastatingly effective two-week campaign against his longtime Democratic colleague, won the chairmanship with a 137-to-122 vote in the Democratic Caucus. The vote was secret, but many allies of Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed Mr. Waxman’s move, and several members said they had voted on the assumption that Ms. Pelosi...
  • The Waxman Democrats

    11/21/2008 5:55:37 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 17 replies · 954+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 21, 2008 | Editorial
    Sitting chairmen are nearly impossible to depose, never mind one with the seniority and record of Mr. Dingell, who has served longer than anyone else in the House. The Democratic caucus nonetheless stripped him of his 28-year position atop the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has great power over the climate change and health-care bills that Mr. Obama hopes to pass next year. Instead, California's Henry Waxman, who was elected by a reported 137 to 122, will do the honors. (We say "reported" because the vote was by secret ballot, which in a rich irony Democrats want to prevent for...
  • Waxman topples Dingell for key panel chair

    11/20/2008 9:12:48 AM PST · by mmanager · 20 replies · 719+ views
    A/P via Yahoo News ^ | 11/20/2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Henry Waxman — a liberal ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi — has wrested the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee from veteran Rep. John Dingell when the new Congress convenes in January. Waxman, a California liberal and avid environmentalist and booster of health care programs, toppled Dingell Thursday on a vote of 137-122 in the Democratic Party caucus, capping a bitter fight within party ranks. Dingell has been the top Democrat on the panel for 28 years and is an old-school supporter of the auto industry. Waxman has complained that the committee has been...
  • Waxman dethrones Dingell as chairman

    11/20/2008 8:08:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies · 1,928+ views
    Waxman dethrones Dingell as chairman By: Patrick O'Connor November 20, 2008 10:58 AM EST California Rep. Henry A. Waxman on Thursday officially dethroned longtime Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell, upending a seniority system that has governed Democratic politics in the House for decades. In a secret ballot vote in the Cannon Caucus Room, House Democrats ratified an earlier decision by the Steering and Policy Committee to replace the 82-year-old Dingell with his 69-year-old rival. The vote was 137-122 in favor of Waxman. The ascension of Waxman, a wily environmentalist, recasts a committee that Dingell has chaired since 1981 with...
  • Waxman unseats Dingell as House energy committee chair(Watch out Russ)

    11/20/2008 11:57:27 AM PST · by thetru · 38 replies · 2,495+ views ^ | 11/20/08 | Eoin O'Carroll
    Waxman unseats Dingell as House energy committee chairTo the delight of many environmental groups across the country, California Democrat Henry Waxman has ousted fellow Democrat John Dingell of Michigan from his post as chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The 255-member House Democratic conference voted 137 to 122 Thursday to replace Rep. Dingell, a close ally of the auto industry, with Waxman, a longtime champion of environmental causes. The vote places Waxman in charge of a panel with one of the broadest jurisdictions of any congressional committee, responsible for legislative oversight relating to consumer protection, food and...
  • Waxman wrestles gavel from Dingell (Another socialist Moves Up)

    11/20/2008 1:28:14 PM PST · by jessduntno · 17 replies · 774+ views
    the hill ^ | 11/20/2008 | Mike Soraghan
    Waxman wrestles gavel from Dingell By Mike Soraghan Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will become the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee after House Democrats voted to replace current Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.). Waxman won 137-122 in the secret ballot vote. The dramatic intra-party showdown for the coveted position signals a leftward turn for the Democratic agenda. The outcome was a blow to the seniority system and a victory, at least in perception, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Though her aides denied it, many saw the hand of Pelosi in Waxman’s challenge for the post, which conveys...
  • Report: Secret Vote to Dump Dingell (MI)

    11/19/2008 11:43:38 AM PST · by Kieri · 36 replies · 1,392+ views
    WXYZ/Channel 7 ^ | 11/19/08 | WXYZ
    WXYZ) ABC News is reporting that House Democratic leaders have voted to strip Michigan Representative John Dingell of his chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce committee. The entire House Democratic caucus will have to vote on this tomorrow morning. The secret ballot vote of the House steering committee was 25 to 22. Dingell is the longest serving Democratic member of the House.
  • Round One: Waxman over Dingell

    11/19/2008 12:45:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 916+ views
    McClatchy News via SacBee ^ | 11/19/8 | Rob Hotakainen - McClatchy Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON --- In a major win for environmentalists, a committee of House Democratic leaders on Wednesday voted to put Rep. Henry Waxman in charge of a key panel that will have oversight over global warming issues in the new Congress. The House Steering committee voted 25-22 to put the California Democrat in charge of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, replacing Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, the most senior member in the House. The House Democratic caucus will vote on Thursday. The Waxman-Dingell battle has been closely watched on Capitol Hill. Waxman is regarded as an ally of environmentalists while...
  • The D.C. Power Grab That Really Matters

    11/18/2008 1:25:21 PM PST · by Salena Zito · 10 replies · 1,069+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 18, 2008 | Salena Zito
    No one outside of Washington Beltway types seems to be paying attention to a fight in a small corner of Congress. That's unfortunate, because whoever wins will set the tone not only of the 111th Congress but will determine in large part how the Obama administration will fare in its critical first two years. The clash is for boss of one of the most powerful positions in the new Congress, the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The challenger is Rep. Henry Waxman, an outspoken California Democrat; the lion who is (barely) holding onto his scepter is Rep....
  • Waxman bully-boy lands plum job in Obama WH

    11/17/2008 5:32:32 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 858+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Sunday, November 16, 2008 | Ed Lasky
    The choice of Phil Schiliro , a longtime investigator for Representative Henry Waxman who will serve in the Obama administration as the head of the White house legislative affairs office, does not bode well for Obama's stated goal of "bi-partisan" government. Waxman has long used his Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the principal investigative committee in the House, to rail against Republicans and business... The chairman of that committee is the only person in Congress who has unilateral power to issue subpoenas without a committee vote... He is known for his brutal and relentless questioning style. Once he has...
  • Democrats reshuffle Hill leadership

    11/15/2008 1:45:16 PM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 966+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11-12-08 | Gail Russell Chaddock
    Some long-time committee heads are replaced in order to advance Obama’s agenda. *snip* At issue is whether some senior Democrats – viewed as out of line with the legislative agenda of a new president or otherwise unfit for the job – get to keep their gavels. *snip* On the House side, a leadership battle is shaping up on the Energy and Commerce committee between its chairman, 27-term Rep. John Dingell (D) of Michigan and 17-term Rep. Henry Waxman (D) of California, ......*snip*. Mr. Dingell’s defense of the auto industry and opposition to broad climate change legislation in the past put...
  • Rumblings of Power Shift Begin Among Democrats ( This could be fun to watch )

    11/06/2008 8:18:32 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies · 1,945+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | * NOVEMBER 6, 2008 | SUSAN DAVIS and GREG HITT
    Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman made a bold power play Wednesday by signaling that he will challenge Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, the dean of the House of Representatives, for chairmanship of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee.In challenging Rep. Dingell, Rep. Waxman is seeking to upend a long Democratic Party tradition of assigning chairmanships based on seniority. Rep. Dingell joined the House in 1955 and is the second-longest-serving member in the chamber's history. Henry Waxman The move could become part of a broader realignment of the party's leadership in Washington, as the country begins the transition to a Democratic administration....
  • Waxman attacks Dingell: Now it gets interesting for Democrats

    11/06/2008 8:20:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies · 2,734+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 11/6/2008 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    California's Henry Waxman unleashed a surprise attack Wednesday against fellow Democrat John Dingell of Michigan.Each wants to lead the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee; Dingell is now chairman.The panel will be extremely important in 2009, when President Barack Obama unveils his plans to dramatically alter America's energy strategy.Obama correctly wants to push renewables, something dear to Waxman's heart.Dingell, on the other hand, has been a longtime supporter of the Big 3 auto companies. He succeeded for years in fending off congressional attempts to require higher fuel efficiency from U.S. vehicles.In Waxman's attack against Dingell, he said in part:...
  • Waxman to challenge Dingell (House Oversight Battle)

    11/05/2008 11:47:38 AM PST · by Kieri · 17 replies · 884+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/05/08 | Patrick O'Connor
    This puts the Californian in a direct conflict with Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell (Mich.), the dean of the House and a long-time Waxman rival, for the top spot of one of the most powerful committees in Congress.
  • Military Hammered for “Taking Sides in the War on Terror”

    11/03/2008 8:42:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies · 1,200+ views
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chastised the Pentagon for “actions leading to the dissemination of biased and one-sided opinions on the war on terror.” The FCC ruling came in response to complaints from Representatives Rosa L. DeLauro, (D-Conn.) and John Dingell, (D-Mich.). “This is George Bush’s war,” Dingell said. “Every time some general or one of his lackeys bad-mouths al Qaeda or the Taliban it’s like a political endorsement of his Republican administration’s policies. This is impermissible political speech. We have requested that the FCC put a stop to it.” At issue is the Pentagon’s habit of allowing retired personnel...
  • FCC Probe Signals Democratic Attack Machine (DOD-military analysts on airwaves-UNREAL!)

    10/30/2008 8:24:28 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 111 replies · 4,994+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10-30-08 | Rowan Scarborough
    A Federal Communications Commission investigation of on-air military analysts is providing a glimpse of what Democrats and an Obama administration will do to critics once they capture Washington. The FCC has sent letters to some of the nation's most prominent military analysts -- some of them pro-President Bush and pro-war -- suggesting they may have broken the law when they appeared on television stations to comment on and explain the war on terrorism. The FCC investigation raises the question of whether a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House next year will investigate -- and perhaps criminalize -- all sorts of actions...
  • Tax Deduction Under Fire for 'McMansions' [RAT wants to end Deduction if House > 3K Sq Ft]

    10/24/2008 2:20:33 PM PDT · by freespirited · 58 replies · 1,582+ views
    Washington Posy ^ | 10/24/08 | Kenneth Harney
    To add to the mortgage meltdown miseries, the credit panic, the plunging home sales and the rising foreclosures, here's a new worry: a proposed cutoff of mortgage-interest tax deductions for houses with more than 3,000 square feet. One of Capitol Hill's most experienced and most powerful legislators is drafting a "carbon tax" bill that would do precisely that. The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), expects to introduce comprehensive climate-change legislation when Congress returns next month. Besides imposing hefty new federal taxes on gasoline, the forthcoming bill would, in Dingell's words, seek to "remove...
  • FCC Probes Pentagon Analysts

    10/07/2008 9:45:12 PM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 341+ views
    US News ^ | 06 Oct 2008 | Paul Bedard
    The Federal Communications Commission has begun notifying several TV military analysts that it is probing congressional complaints that the pundits did not properly disclose their ties to the Pentagon when reviewing the war in Iraq on air. According to a copy of the October 2 FCC letter to one of the pundits, the probe was prompted by Reps. John Dingell and Rosa DeLauro, who filed a complaint with the agency after the New York Times reported that some of the pundits were working on or bidding on Pentagon contracts and had also taken free military trips to Iraq. "When seemingly...
  • Democrats Go After Gun Politics - Lawmakers Discuss Tapping Into The Traditionally Conservative...

    08/30/2008 12:47:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 327+ views
    National Journal ^ | Aug. 30, 2008 | Bill Swindell
    Lawmakers Discuss Tapping Into The Traditionally Conservative Issue Stepping gingerly back into the thicket of gun politics, some Democrats are offering up a few proposals to make them less on the defensive on an issue that many claim cost former Vice President Al Gore and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., the presidency. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., and Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., spoke at a National Wildlife Federation briefing Wednesday afternoon, pushing efforts to expand conservation areas for hunting and fishing grounds as well as better protection of the environment for sportsmen. "Sportsmen have been stereotyped as concerned with one issue: guns....
  • New Calls For Mayor To Resign

    08/13/2008 3:51:13 PM PDT · by Westlander · 11 replies · 92+ views ^ | 8-13-2008 | WWJ
    Detroit (WWJ) -- There are new calls for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to resign amid the scandal that has the mayor facing ten criminal charges. Congressman John Dingell issued a statement Wednesday calling for the mayor to resign.
  • Democrats Propose Country of Origin Rule for Food, Drugs

    04/19/2008 1:10:25 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 24 replies · 56+ views
    The Associated Press / Google News ^ | April 17, 2008 | By Kevin Freking
    (WASHINGTON) — Democratic lawmakers want to make sure people know where their food and drugs come from and the overseas plants producing them are regularly inspected. Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee proposed Thursday that all produce labels be required to show the country of origin. They also want food manufacturers of all kinds to identify on their corporate Web site where each ingredient in a particular food product originated. Drug labels also would have to identify the source of a medicine's active ingredient and its place of manufacture. Labels for all medical devices would have to show...
  • Dems Reach Deal on Energy Bill

    12/01/2007 3:36:32 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 27 replies · 83+ views
    AP via Google ^ | December 1, 2007 | H. JOSEF HEBERT
    Dems Reach Deal on Energy Bill By H. JOSEF HEBERT – 14 hours ago WASHINGTON (AP) — An agreement among congressional Democrats — including those from auto industry states — to support a 40 percent increase in vehicle fuel efficiency is likely to be the tonic needed to push energy legislation through Congress before Christmas. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., a longtime protector of the auto industry, settled their differences in an agreement late Friday on the fuel economy, or CAFE, issue, clearing the way for a House vote on a broader energy bill, probably on...
  • Best Bad News Possible (Bye-Tax Ememption for mortgate)

    09/27/2007 4:29:33 AM PDT · by radar101 · 14 replies · 62+ views
    Political Mavens ^ | 27 SEPT 2007 | Mike Long
    John Dingell proposes not only a huge gas tax but also ENDING THE HOME MORTGAGE DEDUCTION for “large” homes–all this to fight global warming change. (Pause. Laugh. Roll eyes.) Now, Dingell’s not serious about any of this–he said as much over the summer on the Sunday talk shows. He says he just wants to get the discussion going–and, if my memory is correct, he also said that he wants to show others that it’s impossible to pass this kind of stuff. But just now he’s acting serious about it. As a conservative/libertarian, this is wonderful news to me. There is...
  • Congressman John Dingell Proposes 50-cent Gas Tax Hike to Fight Global Warming

    09/27/2007 10:08:35 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 58 replies · 251+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09-27-07 | AP via Fox News
    Dealing with global warming will be painful, says one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress. To back up his claim he is proposing a recipe many people won't like — a 50-cent gasoline tax, a carbon tax and scaling back tax breaks for some home owners. "I'm trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's going to have a measure of pain that you're not going to like," Rep. John Dingell, who is marking his 52nd year in Congress, said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press. Dingell will offer a "discussion...
  • Plan Uses Taxes to Fight Climate Change

    09/26/2007 5:18:12 PM PDT · by magellan · 58 replies · 143+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 26, 2007 | H. JOSEF HEBERT
    WASHINGTON -- Dealing with global warming will be painful, says one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress. To back up his claim he is proposing a recipe many people won't like a 50-cent gasoline tax, a carbon tax and scaling back tax breaks for some home owners. "I'm trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's going to have a measure of pain that you're not going to like," Rep. John Dingell, who is marking his 52nd year in Congress, said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press.