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  • Dem Senator REFUSES to Disclose 8 Years of Emails from Shooter Hodgkinson

    06/29/2017 9:56:23 AM PDT · by johnk · 53 replies
    BY TRUTHFEEDNEWS ^ | JUNE 29, 2017 | BY TRUTHFEEDNEWS
    Dick Durbin, the leftist partisan hack who has advocated filibustering President Trump’s Supreme Court picks, has something to hide. The Associated Press has reported that GOP baseball shooter James Hodgkinson has been involved with at least two Democratic senators from his home state. Clearly these two senators are Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth. Durbin, who has long been an apologist for Islam, apparently is a defender of liberal aspiring killers as well. If the emails are so innocuous, why not just release them? What does Dick Durbin have to hide? From DailyCaller Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin’s office will not...
  • Dems view vets as strong candidates in bid to retake House

    05/29/2017 9:01:11 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 35 replies
    AP/yahoo ^ | 5/29/2017 | Bill Barrow
    <p>Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight — for majority control of the House.</p> <p>Looking ahead to next year's elections, Democrats are trying to recruit at least two dozen military veterans to challenge Republican incumbents, arguing that candidates with a military background on their resumes appeal to independent voters and can help the party break the GOP grip on Washington.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff

    02/04/2017 12:58:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 291 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-17 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis.
  • Are military magazines becoming more liberal?

    12/09/2016 8:09:27 AM PST · by Bodega · 25 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/9/2016 | self
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth worries her congressional colleagues don’t fully appreciate the importance of a civilian-run military. As a combat-wounded Iraq War veteran and incoming Illinois senator, she finds that troubling. “I believe so strongly that the military is subservient to civilian leaders,” she said Wednesday. “I went to fight in a war I didn’t believe​ was one we should be engaged in, but the president and Congress believed it was the right thing to do. So I’m proud of that. I would go back. “Every part of my being as a former military officer says what (Congress is) doing now...
  • Sen. Mark Kirk questions opponent’s American heritage in Illinois debate

    10/27/2016 9:05:48 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/16 | Mike DeBonis
    In a stunning moment during a Thursday night debate, an embattled U.S. senator cast doubt on his opponent’s military and ethnic heritage. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), seeking to unseat GOP Sen. Mark Kirk in Illinois, invoked her family’s military service while answering a debate question.
  • Obama to head to Chicago to raise cash for Dems (Heads up Chgo metro Freepers)

    10/05/2016 3:00:11 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Daily Times ^ | Oct 4, 2016
    Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:39 pm The Latest: Obama to head to Chicago to raise cash for Dems President Barack Obama is headed for his home town of Chicago this weekend to raise some cash for Hillary Clinton's campaign and for Democrats in the U.S. House. The president also will attend a Sunday campaign event for Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who's challenging Republican Sen. Mark Kirk. The White House says Obama will travel to Chicago on Friday and return to the White House on Sunday.
  • Democrat Senate Candidate Lies About Refugees

    08/28/2016 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Polizette ^ | August 28, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Says they’re all orphans and widows because the men are 'all dead' Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth from Illinois blatantly misled attendees at a forum this week when she claimed that the United States does not accept military-aged male Syrian refugees into the country. Duckworth, who is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk for his Senate seat, said Wednesday at a roundtable event with the Illinois Farm Bureau that the U.S. predominantly accepts Syrian women and children who are widows and orphans. Duckworth went on to imply there are “no men of military age” brought into the United States under...
  • Soros-linked Jewish PAC will intervene in Senate races for first time

    03/21/2016 6:55:20 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/21/16 | John Swan
    A progressive Jewish political action committee with ties to the son of Democratic Party mega-donor George Soros is intervening in Senate races for the first time, endorsing Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin. The endorsements from Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC will involve fundraising support from the group, which makes direct payments to candidates running for office. It will also marshal what are known as “conduit” payments, linking its network of donors to the group's favored candidates. “As American Jews, we’re disturbed by the dark turn American political discourse has taken in recent...
  • Live Thread: Hillary Clinton Testimony at House Select Committee on Benghazi (10 A.M. EDT)

    10/22/2015 5:41:18 AM PDT · by kristinn · 2,566 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Thursday, October 22, 2015
    Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which is investigating the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate there, in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others died. Airing LIVE Thursday, Oct 22 10:00am EDT on C-SPAN3
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth announces Senate bid [Illinois]

    03/30/2015 9:05:21 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 03/30/2015 | Lynn Sweet
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., made it official on Monday and announced her 2016 Senate in a video, largely autobiographical, titled “Tammy Duckworth is running for the Senate.” As first reported in the Chicago Sun-Times, Duckworth, a wounded Iraq war vet, elected to her second term last November, is looking in 2016 to clinch the Democratic nomination and take on Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill. Kirk is a top target for the Senate Democrats as he seeks a second term. Duckworth does not mention his name in her announcement video. Duckworth describers herself as a wife, a mom and a combat veteran...
  • Dems Deny Duckworth a Proxy Vote in Democratic Leader Elections

    11/14/2014 5:17:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 13, 2014 | Billy House
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is expecting a baby in December, is being denied a request to vote by proxy in the House Democratic Caucus leadership and committee member elections next week—even though her doctor advises she can't travel to Washington in the late stages of her pregnancy. The Iraq War veteran, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004, made the request in a letter to fellow Democrats. Her letter was read during a closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting on Thursday. But objections were raised, and the request was denied, with opponents including Democratic Steering...
  • Nancy Pelosi names Democrats for Benghazi panel

    05/21/2014 11:25:05 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 113 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-21-2014 | Jake Sherman & Lauren French
    Nancy Pelosi names Democrats for Benghazi panel By JAKE SHERMAN and LAUREN FRENCH | 5/21/14 11:27 AM EDT Updated: 5/21/14 2:11 PM EDT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — after a heated debate over the issue within her caucus — officially tapped five Democrats to the special committee charged with investigating the Benghazi attacks. Democratic Reps. Elijah Cummings (Md.), Adam Smith (Wash.), Adam Schiff (Calif.), Linda Sanchez (Calif.) and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) will serve on the panel, which is headed by South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy. Cummings of Maryland will serve as the select committee’s ranking member. The lead Democrat...
  • Metro bus driver shot in downtown Seattle

    08/12/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Seattle P. I. ^ | 8/12/13
    The King County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday morning that a shooting occurred on a Metro bus in downtown Seattle. The suspect, who was shot by officers, is now in custody. The Seattle Police Department tweeted that the shooter fired at a Metro driver....
  • Phony ‘disabled’ vet gets destroyed by wounded woman warrior\

    06/27/2013 4:49:42 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 52 replies
    BIZPAC ^ | JUNE 27, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A Congressional witness claiming to be a disabled veteran for a sprained ankle he allegedly sustained almost 30 years ago, walked into a human buzz saw when confronted with Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who lost both her legs and severely injured her right arm during her service in the Iraq War.
  • Duckworth has 10 percentage point lead over Walsh

    10/26/2012 7:21:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Rick Pearson, Duaa Eldeib and Monique Garcia
    Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth has opened a double-digit lead over freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, an edge fueled by a huge advantage among female voters as women's issues have taken center stage, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows. With less than two weeks until the election, Duckworth had the backing of 50 percent to 40 percent for Walsh, the controversial tea party-backed incumbent. An additional 9 percent were undecided, which is significant this close to the Nov. 6 balloting, particularly for a highly visible contest that has been combative for months. The poll results, however, indicate difficulties for Walsh in...
  • The Problem with (Blagojevich Crony) Tammy Duckworth

    10/24/2012 2:28:18 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    Chicago Daily Observer ^ | October 24, 2012 | Dennis Byrne
    Let’s see, the reasons that you’re supposed to vote for Democrat Tammy Duckworth and against Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in the northwest suburban 8th Congressional District are: He’s a radical, “anti-choice,” loudmouthed, wing-nut tea partyer. Do I have that about right? If so, Duckworth is something of a mirror image: extreme; anti-life; tool for Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and “Chicago Way” Democrats who want to reach their tentacles into the far suburbs. In 2006, Duckworth was Emanuel’s hand-picked Democratic candidate in the west suburban 6th Congressional District. Emanuel, then chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, sent his Chicago minions...
  • Walsh Gaining Ground on Duckworth's Territorial Advantage

    10/10/2012 9:00:13 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Carol Marin
    The danger for Tammy Duckworth in the November election is that Congressman Joe Walsh is a better, more nimble, more natural retail politician than she is. Thanks to a new redistricting map, there are 6 percent more Democratic voters in the newly revised 8th District. Almost two-thirds of voters here went for Obama in 2008. So Duckworth arrived with a substantial advantage. A Public Policy Poll last month put her 14 points ahead of Walsh. But there is a growing sense that the race is tightening. Sean Trende, an election analyst for RealClearPolitics.com, said Tuesday that the website, which aggregates...
  • Tammy Duckworth (in Hijab) Say White Racism to Blame for Muslim Terrorism or Something

    09/27/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 21 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | September 27, 2012
    So on Sept 16th, just days after the FBI-foiled the Jihad bomber “Muslim terrorist attack’, what does uber left-wing Ms. Duckworth do? She doubled down in her Hamas-linked-CAIR support, put on a hijab and stated: the growing minority population makes the white community uncomfortable, and whites would have to overcome their ‘racism.’ Introducing her at that meeting was the Executive Director of the Chicago chapter of Hamas-CAIR, Ahmed Rehab. Watch Mr. Rehab discuss the controversial Hizb-ut-Tahrir Islamic supremacist conference in Chicago in June, 2009. That same Hizb ut-Tahrir conference featured this illuminating exchange between an audience questioner and a conference...
  • Unbelievable! Tammy Duckworth Swiftboated!

    07/03/2012 7:55:25 PM PDT · by pabianice · 102 replies
    http://johnkerry.com | 7/3/12 | John F'n Kerry (who served in Vietnam, you know)
    Requires no explanation -- veterans who lost two legs in war are heroes, period -- seriously please just help beat this guy! From: Jon Soltz Subject: Unbelievable! Tammy Duckworth Swiftboated! Date: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM I was just getting ready for tomorrow's July 4th celebrations when I heard Rep. Joe Walsh's latest smears and had to let you know. Tammy Duckworth needs our support! He's said many disgraceful things about Tammy, her service and veterans in the past, but this is beyond the pale - on the eve of the 4th of July, Joe Walsh wants vets...
  • Duckworth Dishes Misinformation to Disabled Vet

    09/08/2010 4:04:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 8, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    VA official launches passive-aggressive "Blame Bush" attack. Speaking off the cuff is something everyone in the Teleprompter Administration really ought to avoid. Earlier, we had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggesting (correctly, actually) that the national debt that’s gone out of control under Obama is a threat to our national security. She was right, but that’s surely not the party line. What Veterans Affairs assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs Tammy Duckworth said while campaigning for Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias in Illinois today may have been closer to the party line, but it was farther from the truth....