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  • Occupy DC to secede from the United States? [VIDEO]

    10/29/2011 11:57:13 AM PDT · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Daily Caller visited the Occupy DC encampment on Friday and interviewed union organizer Anthony Sluder. While Sluder appeared to be in charge, he preferred to describe himself as “the one who is informed to inform you.” Check out what Sluder told TheDC about the “occupiers” and their plan to — you heard it right — secede.
  • Howard U. students to demonstrate in DC ("Occupy" needs more "diversity")

    10/28/2011 4:59:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Students, alumni and faculty from historically black Howard University are preparing for a march to support the Occupy Wall Street protests and similar demonstrations in Washington. Organizers say Friday's march is intended in part to bring more racial diversity to the Wall Street protests.
  • Occupy DC prepares to spend ‘thousands’ ahead of cold snap, possible snow

    10/28/2011 2:32:28 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/28/2011 | Katie Rogers
    Occupy DC’s medical tent Friday With bitter cold weather’s impending arrival in D.C. and snow seen as increasingly likely for the surrounding area, the need for warmth is becoming a top priority for Occupy DC protesters in McPherson Square. On an otherwise bright and sunny day, the bitter wind ruffled Kelly Mears’s tent Friday as he attempted to “weatherproof” his adopted home and adjoining “tech/ops” tent. Mears, 24, said he’s been at the park for 28 days, and while donations of tents, blankets and outerwear have kept him and other Occupy DC protesters warm as the temperatures dropped, he said...
  • Occupy D.C. protesters welcomed by local homeless

    10/25/2011 3:48:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Tim Craig
    Although some of the homeless resent the newcomers’ claim on the park, many said the new neighbors are doing what city leaders have struggled to do. The protesters are raising awareness while boosting their quality of life by bringing a sense of security and community to an otherwise cruel existence, many of the homeless said. Rafael Cruz has been on the streets for four years — often catching free dinner from a mobile soup kitchen at McPherson Square before settling in for the night on the steps of a local church. Cruz said he can work and can earn up...
  • Key Bridge, 14th St. bridge among 215 D.C. area spans rated structurally deficient (shovel ready)

    10/23/2011 7:24:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/19/11 | Ashley Halsey III
    Key Bridge, 14th St. bridge among 215 D.C. area spans rated structurally deficientBy Ashley Halsey III, Published: October 19 Two hundred fifteen bridges in the Washington region are structurally deficient, including three of the five major bridges that cross the Potomac River into Washington, according to a report released Wednesday. The group Transportation for America said the Key Bridge, the Memorial Bridge and the 14th Street bridge all need immediate repair. More than 215,000 vehicles cross them on an average day. The 14th Street bridge is scheduled to undergo a complete overhaul in the next four years. **SNIP** “There are...
  • TeaParty needs to start a Occupy D.C. protest. And we know the reason to protest.

    10/06/2011 5:55:16 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    Oct 6 2011 | NoLibZone
    We need to start a camp, but in the right place and for the right reasons. Occupy D.C.!
  • As joblessness continues, Obama faces tough challenge in reengaging black voters

    09/24/2011 11:29:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2011 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    When President Obama takes the stage Saturday for his annual address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, it is certain to be a warm and festive affair, but probably a little less festive and lot more more urgent than on previous occasions. In the audience will be Rep. Maxine Waters (D), the California congresswoman who has been a lead critic of the president and his administration for not being sufficiently focused on the stubborn problem of black unemployment. Waters says she expects more from Obama on Saturday. “African Americans are very proud that there is an African American man who...
  • Brownback endorses Perry for president

    09/22/2011 10:40:11 PM PDT · by Clairity · 29 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Eagle Staff
    Gov. Sam Brownback endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president on Thursday, citing Perry's record on creating jobs and reducing taxes. "Rick Perry is the right leader for this moment in history," he said in a prepared statement. "I think he's really got the right message that it's about jobs, it's about job creation and it's about getting the atmosphere right," Brownback said. "They've maintained and created a very positive, growth-oriented atmosphere in Texas that we've got to get back to in the United States." Perry's campaign issued a statement calling Brownback "one of the most respected voices for conservatism...
  • Photos of Washington Monument Cracks

    08/26/2011 10:28:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 29 replies
    Punditpress ^ | August 26, 2011 | Aurelius
    Unfortunately, cracks have formed in the iconic Washington Monument, caused by the earthquake that struck the east coast earlier this week:
  • Washington Monument to remain closed indefinitely

    08/24/2011 5:02:59 PM PDT · by americanophile · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 24, 2011 | Jill Jackson
    The Washington Monument will remain closed indefinitely after yesterday's earthquake rocked much of the east coast including the nation's Capitol. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the monument by creating a four foot long crack as wide as one inch in some places at the very top of the monument. National Park service Spokesman Bill Line said that a structural engineering firm was brought in today to begin assessing the damage to the 550-foot structure. The firm will evaluate the crack and submit a report to the National Park Service outlining the problems to the structure along with recommendations for repairs....
  • Cracks found in Washington Monument

    08/24/2011 6:53:13 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 71 replies
    WTOP News ^ | 24 August 2011 | WTOP [Washington DC] News
    The Washington Monument is pictured early morning. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) Wednesday - 8/24/2011, 4:18am ET The National Park Service says engineers have found cracks in the stones atop the Washington Monument, shutting down the area indefinitely. The cracks were discovered during a secondary inspection after Tuesday's earthquake. Structural engineers will evaluate the cracks on Wednesday to determine the best way to repair the Monument before it is reopened. The Lincoln and Jefferson memorials have reopened after being closed for several hours following the earthquake. The park service says all monuments and memorials on the National Mall, including the new Martin Luther...
  • FNC reports Washington Monument may be tilting from quake jolt

    08/23/2011 12:19:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2011 | Kerry Picket
    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was centered in Richmond, Virginia and felt as far as New York City and New England. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported at 2:30 pm that their bureau received information from a producer saying that a Captiol Hill Police officer says that the Washington Monument may actually be tilting as a result of the earthquake. Seismologist John Rundle joined Kelly on her show and confirmed that the Washington Monument could very well be tilting as a result of the earthquake and the structure should be checked out. Two nuclear reactors have reportedly been taken off...
  • Three Pakistani Men Plead Guilty to Terror Charges

    09/14/2011 3:30:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SNIPPET: "Three Pakistani men pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism-related charges of supporting the Pakistani Taliban, according to a release from the U.S. Justice Department. At a hearing before U.S. District Judge John Bates in the District of Columbia, Irfan Ul Haq, Qasim Ali, and Zahid Yousaf pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to provide material support to the Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Ul Haq, Ali, and Yousaf were arrested in Miami on March 13 and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling. The three men allegedly ran an alien smuggling operation out...
  • Panic In DC As Starbucks' Schultz Calls For CEO Boycott Of Campaign Donations

    08/15/2011 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 15, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    Full title: Panic In DC As Starbucks' Schultz Calls For CEO Boycott Of Campaign Donations, Urges Americans To Go On Strike Against Their Politicians In today's most underreported news of the day, which could potentially have the biggest impact on the future of America, none other than America's CEOs, or at least one of them: Starbucks' Howard Schultz, has mass blasted an email to fellow CEOs asking for a consensual boycott on donating to political campaigns in order to encourage the nation's muppets, elsewhere idiotically called "leaders", to solve America's budget and debt impasse. Bloomberg quotes from the CEO's e-mail...
  • Rick Perry Announces -- And the Boogeyman is Back

    08/14/2011 3:50:13 PM PDT · by DRey · 102 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 13, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    “I will work every day to make Washington, DC as inconsquential in your life as I can,” says Rick Perry as he announces for president. Well, there it is. The 2012 race in a nutshell—”America is not broken. Washington D.C. is broken,” as Perry said, in contrast to Barack Obama’s continuing insistence that government must somehow lead the way out of the economic doldrums with infrastructure banks and payroll tax cuts and extending unemployment insurance. If the dividing line between Republicans and Democrats is that Democrats want, in some sense, to direct America from Washington, Republicans believe the United States...
  • Bachmann: Washington is 'Vile,' 'Corrupt' But Can Join the 'Real World'

    08/14/2011 1:32:20 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08-14-11 | Fox News
    Calling Washington "vile and corrupt," Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Sunday she won't compromise her "core principles" if elected president, but she would take steps to negotiate "advancements" in the right direction. Bachmann said those who try to compare today's crop of GOPers to President Ronald Reagan, who did compromise on tax increases, are overlooking history. She said while Reagan agreed to a 3-to-1 deal of spending cuts to tax increases, the outcome turned out very differently. "It ended up being $3 in tax increases for every dollar in spending cuts. That's the way it works in D.C." she said....
  • (Democrat) Congressman arrested at immigration protest

    07/26/2011 5:21:32 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 7/26/2011 | Bob Kovach
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez and 10 other people demonstrating for immigration reform were arrested Tuesday outside the White House, the U.S. Park Police and a spokesman for the congressman said. Douglas Rivlin, the press secretary for the Illinois Democrat, said Gutierrez and the other people arrested "were sitting on the sidewalk in front of the White House after being told to leave" the protest, held to mark the more than 1 million people deported since President Barack Obama took office. "The U.S. Park Police gave them a warning to leave. After the third warning they were put in plastic handcuffs and...
  • Biden and Conrad Reach Agreement: Raising Taxes is “Patriotic”

    07/25/2011 11:13:58 AM PDT · by 92nina · 20 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-07-22 | John Kartch
    Today, during a live interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said the following:“Shame on you, Grover Norquist. Let's have some patriotism! Let’s have some people that come forward and say ‘We understand when you are borrowing 41 cents of every dollar, it’s time for everybody to contribute and that includes the wealthiest among us that he apparently is so beholden to for whatever reason, that he will accept no change.”Conrad’s comments echo the Sept. 18, 2008 sentiments of then-candidate Joe Biden. As reported by the Associated Press -- “Biden calls paying higher taxes a...
  • Herman Cain: Communities have right to ban mosques

    07/17/2011 5:53:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 123 replies
    ap ^ | Jul 17, 2011 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities have a right to ban Islamic mosques. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the former Godfather's Pizza CEO said protests and legal challenges to a planned mosque in Tennessee city are an example of local residents pushing back. Cain said his view doesn't amount to religious discrimination because he says Muslims are trying to inject Shariah law into the U.S.
  • Lights Out… Democrats Block Repeal of Lightbulb Ban – Vote Gives Jobs to China

    07/13/2011 12:04:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    gateway ^ | July 12, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    House democrats blocked the repeal of the light bulb ban. A majority of Americans oppose the government’s unpopular and unnecessary ban on incandescent bulbs and infringement on choice. On January 1 2012, 100 watt incandescent bulbs will become illegal, with lower wattages to follow. The democrats just voted to give jobs to China.

    07/09/2011 7:02:48 AM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies
    Minnesota Democrats Exposed ^ | 7/8/11 | Andy Post
    Dedicated readers of Minnesota Democrats Exposed began notifying us of robo-calls being sent out of a Washington, D.C. call center into the districts of GOP lawmakers over the last several weeks. The calls, paid for by the AFL-CIO union organizing machine, ask union members to stay on the line while they directly connect the caller to the phone number of their state representative, where they are encouraged to leave messages about how they strongly support tax increases to protect union jobs. Many callers, however, used the connection to their legislator as a chance to say “thanks” for standing up to...
  • Landry Presides Over House, Blocks Recess Appointments

    07/02/2011 7:00:15 AM PDT · by shield · 109 replies ^ | July 1st, 2011 | Millard Mulé
    WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing his efforts to prevent President Obama from making another recess appointment, Congressman Jeff Landry (R, LA-03) today presided over a pro forma session in the United States House of Representatives. After his service as Speaker Pro Tempore, Congressman Landry released the following statement: "This morning - under the instruction of Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, and Whip McCarthy - I presided over a pro forma session in the United States House of Representatives, preventing Congress from going into recess and blocking President Obama from issuing recess appointments. Let me begin by saying that under normal circumstances, the...
  • Feds won't give assurance on medical pot

    07/01/2011 4:11:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    AP ^ | July 01, 2011 | BETH DeFALCO
    The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws... Deputy Attorney General James Cole said a 2009 memo by then-Deputy Attorney General David Ogden did not give states cover from prosecution. Starting in February, 10 U.S. attorney's offices have asserted they have the authority to prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws. Prosecutors, the states complained, are not even willing to declare that state employees who implement such laws are immune from prosecution.
  • Congressmen ask Clinton to protect Americans in flotilla

    06/28/2011 11:04:32 AM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/28/2011 | Jordana Horn
    Six members of the United States Congress wrote to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week, asking her to "do everything in [her] power" to help "ensure the safety of all American citizens on board The Audacity of Hope." The Audacity of Hope is a US flagged ship bearing 36 American passengers intending to participate in this week’s flotilla to challenge Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. Its passengers include Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker, former US ambassador to Ecuador Samuel Hart, and activist Hedy Epstein. 15 ships are expected to participate in the flotilla. The six members of Congress...
  • The Obama-Blago Connection

    06/27/2011 7:46:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    big journalism ^ | 6/27/11 | Ron Futrell
    The activist old media does not want to make this connection. Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich go way back. They emerged from the same cesspool that is Illinois/Chicago politics. Obama and Rahm Emanuel helped run Blago’s first campaign for Governor of Illinois, which he has now thoroughly disgraced (if that is possible with the governorship of that state.) Now that Blago has been convicted of trying to sell the “Obama Senate seat,” the media will work overtime to keep their beloved Dear Leader out of this. They might even try to make Obama a victim of sorts. Meanwhile, Obama played...
  • Obama Films Campaign Ad In White House, Possibly Violating FEC Laws?

    06/27/2011 6:58:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies ^ | June 27, 2011
    Obama 2012 campaign: President Obama himself makes an unexpected announcement about the upcoming "Dinner with Barack" contest. To participate in the contest you need to donate at least $5 to the campaign and your name will be raffled off to enjoy a dinner with the President, airfare and accommodations included. In a new web video, Obama announced Vice President Joe Biden will also be attending the dinner. There is one problem, however. This campaign ad was most likely recorded in the White House, which may have violated FEC campaign finance laws.
  • Officials: Marine Reservist Detained Near Pentagon Linked to D.C. Military Building Shootings

    06/22/2011 3:27:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2011 | Mike Levine, Justin Fishel & AP
    DEVELOPING: A Marine reservist detained last week near the Pentagon has been linked through ballistics evidence to the 2010 shootings at several D.C.-area military buildings, sources familiar with the investigation tell Fox News. Authorities are also trying to track down a vehicle that suspect Yonathan Melaku once owned, but has since sold. Melaku was detained Friday after he was spotted carrying a suspicious backpack near the Pentagon containing what initially was feared to be bomb-making material. Authorities said the items were not explosive.
  • Help Investigate the Palin Emails (Washington Post Recruits Palin-haters)

    06/09/2011 10:01:42 AM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Ryan Kellett
    More than 24,000 e-mail messages sent to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. Join The Post in digging through them. We are looking for 100 organized and dilligent readers who will work alongside Post reporters to analyze, contextualize, and research the emails. Think of it as spending some time in our newsroom. Our hope is that working together, we can efficiently find interesting information and extract new stories that will lead to further investigation. We don’t know what we’ll find, but we want you to be ready and open for the challenge....
  • Indiana reignites voucher effort

    05/15/2011 6:23:12 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | May 15, 2011 | Editorial
    It is often said of Republican Mitt Romney that he won't be elected president because his signature achievement as Massachusetts governor was a universal-health-care measure. His success may have emboldened national Democrats to enact the widely reviled Obamacare program. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a possible Republican presidential contender in 2012, may benefit from the opposite effect — a statewide initiative Americans like. Gov. Daniels' latest triumph is the nation's most ambitious school-choice program, called the School Scholarship Act. The program enables parents of 7,500 elementary-school children in the first year, 15,000 in the second and an unlimited number in the...
  • NRA Files Suit Against Unconstitutional Ban on Carrying Firearms for Self-Defense in Illinois

    05/13/2011 6:12:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 13, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 NRA Files Suit Against Unconstitutional Ban on Carrying Firearms for Self-Defense in Illinois Friday, May 13, 2011 Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association is funding and supporting a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of Illinois’ complete and total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home. The case, filed today in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, is Shepard v. Madigan. The lead plaintiff is church treasurer Mary Shepard; joining her is the Illinois State Rifle Association, the NRA’s state affiliate. Mary Shepard is an...
  • Democratic congressman aims to disarm all but the rich

    04/22/2011 4:28:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 21 April, 2011 | Howard Nemerov
    One gambit of gun banners is to promote “sensible gun laws” that increase firearms costs, ensuring that fewer Americans can afford guns. Yesterday, Congressman Mike Quigley (D, IL-5) announced his “TRACE (Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement) Act.” Ostensibly, this will “give the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) a greater ability to identify the source of illicit guns and choke off the supply to traffickers.” TRACE requires: * “A second, hidden serial number on every gun”. * “Maintaining background check records for 60 days”, instead of the current 24 hours. * “gun dealers to perform inventory checks to report...
  • Democrats catching impeachment fever ? [If Obama's Lost Dennis Kucinich...]

    03/20/2011 3:44:16 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 19, 2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    If nothing else, Dennis Kucinich is consistent. He wanted to push articles of impeachment against George W. Bush and Dick Cheney over the Iraq war, which his own party’s leadership squelched in the summer of 2008 — when Bush’s term had all but expired anyway. Kucinich and John Conyers instead had to settle for “impugnment hearings,” which one witness called “slightly demented.” Now we have another military action from another president, this one without the cover of a Congressional authorization to use military force, and Kucinich wants to crank up the impeachment process, pun most certainly intended: A hard-core group...
  • Democrats catching impeachment fever? Obama's actions in Libya Unconstitutional.

    03/20/2011 5:15:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    If nothing else, Dennis Kucinich is consistent. He wanted to push articles of impeachment against George W. Bush and Dick Cheney over the Iraq war, which his own party’s leadership squelched in the summer of 2008 — when Bush’s term had all but expired anyway. Kucinich and John Conyers instead had to settle for “impugnment hearings,” which one witness called “slightly demented.”Now we have another military action from another president, this one without the cover of a Congressional authorization to use military force, and Kucinich wants to crank up the impeachment process, pun most certainly intended: A hard-core group of...
  • Liberal Democrats in uproar over Libya action (Kucinich calls for Obama's impeachment)

    03/20/2011 8:30:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-03-20 | John Bresnahan & Jonathan Allen
    A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday. Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rob Andrews (N.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) “all strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions” during that call, said two Democratic lawmakers who took part. Kucinich, who wanted to bring impeachment articles against both former President George W. Bush...
  • Kucinich: Obama Should Be Impeached

    03/20/2011 10:56:25 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 58 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/20/11 | Aurelius
    You may have varying opinions on Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), but one thing is always certain: he speaks his mind. For example, in a 2007 Presidential debate, Kucinich stated that he saw a UFO and that it "moved him." Now he is saying something new: President Obama must be impeached. During the Presidency of George W. Bush, Kucinich called multiple times for his impeachment. Certainly being consistent, Kucinich wondered aloud about the impeachment of President Barack Obama on the grounds that the President's campaign against Libya is illegal. The Congressman "strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions”...
  • Facebook group would make Boehner trash collector

    04/07/2011 12:50:35 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/07/2011 | Politico On Congress
    John Boehner could end up doing double duty as House speaker and a house cleaner if there’s a government shutdown this week. While a shutdown would freeze many of the federal government’s operations, it would also bring “non-essential” functions of the District of Columbia’s government – including trash collection – to a standstill, and that has some residents of the capital city steamed. A group of District residents emerging on Facebook is planning to bring their trash to House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) Capitol Hill home. The group, called “If Boehner shuts down the government I am taking my trash...
  • Long list of Congressman who were members of the Democratic Socialist of America in 2009

    08/13/2010 2:00:39 PM PDT · by jdirt · 24 replies
    DSA ^ | 10/1/09 | DSA
    Via the DSA: WHO ARE THE SOCIALIST IN ELECTED OFFICE TODAY: Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA? A: Seventy Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee? A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA]. Q: Who are these members of 111th Congress? A: See the listing below...
  • 70 avowed socialists in U.S. Congress

    08/16/2010 6:05:21 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 17 replies
    Co/Vice-Chairs Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) Lynn Woolsey (CA-06) Diane Watson (CA-33) Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) Mazie Hirono (HI-02) Dennis Kucinich (OH-10) Senate Bernie Sanders (VT) House Neil Abercrombie (HI-01) Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) Xavier Becerra (CA-31) Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL) Robert Brady (PA-01) Corrine Brown (FL-03) Michael Capuano (MA-08) André Carson (IN-07) Donna Christensen (VI-AL) Yvette Clarke (NY-11) William "Lacy" Clay (MO-01) Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) Steve Cohen (TN-09) John Conyers (MI-14) Elijah Cummings (MD-07) Danny Davis (IL-07) Peter DeFazio (OR-04) Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) Donna F. Edwards (MD-04) Keith Ellison (MN-05) Sam Farr (CA-17) Chaka Fattah (PA-02) Bob Filner (CA-51) Barney Frank (MA-04) Marcia...
  • Hilarious Stephen Colbert interview of Eleanor Holmes Norton

    07/29/2006 10:13:08 PM PDT · by Defiant · 31 replies · 4,836+ views
    Comedy Central, via YouTube ^ | 7/29/2006 | Stephen Colbert
    This is really funny stuff. I don't think Eleanor is playing along, I think she really is getting angry during this interview. Either way, it is very entertaining. Here's the link: Colbert Interview
  • MSM Sitting Out Eleanor Holmes Norton Scandal

    09/17/2010 11:07:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies ^ | Sep. 17, 2010 | Ron Futrell
    They are still virtual no-shows. The activist old media is putting itself on the sidelines with a Democrat Congresswoman who was caught on tape squeezing a lobbyist for cash. They will be pulled kicking and screaming into this story by the people Dan Rather called “pajama journalists.” I think we’ve seen this story before.
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton: The jailer

    05/06/2003 9:38:05 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 138+ views ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2003 | Michelle Malkin
    Eleanor Holmes Norton is stark raving mad. The congressional delegate from the District of Columbia accused her fellow Democrat, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, of "selling out" last week because he supports a Bush administration-backed school choice proposal that would free thousands of poor black students from rotten public schools. The D.C. School Choice Act, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., would provide $45 million over five years for means-tested educational scholarships for up to 8,300 students in the beleaguered D.C. public school system. President Bush has earmarked a total of $75 million for similar programs across the country. Mayor...
  • Senate Republicans win rare victory with judge's confirmation

    10/24/2007 2:36:50 PM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 19 replies · 441+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/24/07 | Laurie Kellman
    10/24/2007 By LAURIE KELLMAN / Associated Press The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Judge Leslie Southwick to the federal appeals court in New Orleans after Republicans overpowered objections by Democrats who said he wasn't sensitive enough to the region's history of race relations. The 59-38 vote, a rare Republican victory in a Democratic-led Senate, was sealed after the nomination survived its main obstacle, a test tally moments earlier in which a dozen Democrats sided with Republicans to thwart a filibuster. That left Democrats without the power to block Southwick's confirmation, even after a heated debate that raised the pain of civil...
  • Norton says Democrats sold out D.C. in spending deal

    04/09/2011 2:41:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Washington’s representative to Congress said Saturday she feels like the city was the victim of a “sellout” by Democrats in Friday night’s spending negotiations after the District of Columbia was the focus for two of the biggest policy fights. President Obama signed off on restricting the city from using its own taxpayer money to fund abortions, and agreed to restore the city’s school voucher program, which is popular with parents but opposed by many elected officials. “We knew that the House Republicans were on the attack when they took our vote in the Committee of the Whole on the first...
  • Democratic Activists Plan Protest to Dump Trash at Boehner's Home Saturday.

    04/08/2011 1:52:23 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/8/21
    Democratic activists, angry that Washington residents pay taxes but have no voting representation in Congress, have set up a Facebook page to urge protesters to dump their trash outside Boehner's home if the government shuts down Friday night.
  • Democrat: Government Shutdown Like 'Bombing Innocent Civilians' (Schumer mum on 'extremism')

    04/07/2011 7:47:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/07/11
    Democrat: Government Shutdown Like 'Bombing Innocent Civilians'April 07, 2011 Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D -DC) was on fire when she spoke to FOX 5 Morning News Thursday about how Washington, D.C. residents are being treated as work to avoid a government shutdown continues. "We are absolutely outraged. This is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians," she said. "It's time that the District of Columbia told the Congress to go straight to hell," Norton continued after explaining how an attached rider to the latest bill prevented D.C. from spending its own money on abortions for low income women. Read the...
  • Reid jabs Tea Party: 'There were tens of them' at DC rally

    04/02/2011 5:59:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/01/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Reid jabs Tea Party: 'There were tens of them' at DC rallyBy Jordan Fabian - 04/01/11 11:52 AM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Friday ridiculed the size of the crowd at a Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill for deep spending cuts. No more than a couple of hundred activists showed up for the Washington demonstration, many fewer than past Tea Party rallies in the nation's capital. "There were tens of them here yesterday. That’s a chosen word, tens of them," Reid said on a conference call with reporters. Reid and his fellow Senate Democrats have repeatedly...
  • Not a Superior Type of Judge

    03/31/2011 11:31:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 31, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Should a lawyer who has participated in unprofessional conduct be awarded with a judgeship? Consider the nomination of Donna Murphy to be a superior court judge in the District of Columbia. The president, of course, is responsible for nominating lawyers to be judges in our federal courts. But he is also responsible for picking the local judges with jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, which is a federal enclave. However, those superior court nominations are approved by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (chaired by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.), not the Senate Judiciary Committee that approves...
  • Capuano now says he regrets urging union protesters to get 'bloody' (Congressman who urged civility)

    02/23/2011 4:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23, 2011 | John Ellement
    US Representative Michael E. Capuano, who decried violent political rhetoric after last month’s fatal shooting rampage in Tucson, said today he regrets urging union workers at a rally in Boston on Tuesday to “get a little bloody.” “I strongly believe in standing up for worker rights and my passion for preserving those rights may have gotten the best of me yesterday in an unscripted speech,” the Somerville Democrat said in a statement released this afternoon. “I wish I had used different language to express my passion and I regret my choice of words." Capuano was referring to remarks he made...
  • Who’s Polarizing America?

    02/18/2011 8:10:20 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    nro ^ | February 18, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    American politics just keeps getting more polarized. Be assured that Obama wants it that way... Obama’s long-term hope is to divide America along class lines (roughly speaking, tax payers versus tax beneficiaries). Obama’s attack on the Supreme Court at his 2010 State of the Union address, his offensive against the Chamber of Commerce, his exhortation to Hispanics to punish their enemies, and several similar moves were all efforts to jump-start a populist movement of the left. Like his socialist organizing mentors, Obama believes that a country polarized along class lines will eventually realign American politics sharply to the left. Yet...
  • Obama Administration Encourages Federal Workers to Stay Home to Lessen Carbon Footprint...

    02/18/2011 3:12:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 18, 2011 | Penny Starr
    Obama Administration Encourages Federal Workers to Stay Home to Lessen Carbon Footprint on Nation’s Capital ( - Thousands of federal workers stayed home for at least some part of this week after pledging through not to commute to work to mark Telework Week, Feb. 14-18.The Web site, which acts as a platform for federal agencies and other interested parties to promote and implement telecommuting, claims that 39,141 people – much of them federal workers in the D.C. metro area – pledged to work at least some of the five-day workweek from home. The amount “saved” by cutting commuting costs...