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  • Duncan Hunter gives President Trump a profane compliment

    08/29/2017 8:51:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | August 28, 2017 | Joshua Stewart
    Rep. Duncan Hunter, one of Donald Trump’s first allies in Congress, described the president in profane terms to a group of Republicans on Friday, but also touted the president as their champion. “He’s just like he is on TV,” Hunter, R-Alpine, told the group. “He’s an a--h---, but he’s our a--h---.” Hunter’s salty assessment was recounted by four people who were present when the congressman spoke at a Riverside County Young Republicans meeting in a Murrieta sports bar. Three spoke on the record with attribution, while one source spoke on the condition of anonymity. Others who were there made posts...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter under investigation by Justice Department, House Ethics Committee indicates

    03/23/2017 11:58:12 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2017 | Nicole Duran
    Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is under investigation by the Justice Department. The House Ethics Committee released a statement saying it was deferring consideration of the matter after being asked to do so by the Justice Department, a move that signals that department is running its own probe. The committee said it first received a referral on Hunter from the Office of Congressional Ethics last August. The committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to defer the matter after being asked to do so by the Justice Department.
  • Rep. Clay Attempts To File Charges Over Removal Of Painting Depicting Cops As Pigs

    01/10/2017 7:23:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay wants to file a theft charge with Capitol Hill Police against Republican California Rep. Duncan Hunter for removing a painting in the capitol that depicts police officers as pigs. Clay told reporters Monday night that police spoke to his chief of staff earlier in the day and have not been helpful to the congressman in his quest to file charges against Hunter. "I think he was way out of bounds and he broke the law. It's called theft," Clay said. "I don't think anyone up here is qualified to be an art critic. I'm...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: If Trump really wants a ‘beautiful’ wall, here's what he's gotta get right

    01/10/2017 6:07:37 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 74 replies
    Fox ^ | January 9, 2017 | DUNCAN HUNTER
    Donald Trump’s proclamation that he would build a “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border was a major selling point in his campaign ... It was this commitment that helped propel Trump to the forefront of a crowded field of primary opponents ... and it no less helped distinguish him significantly from Hillary Clinton ... nationwide. It will soon be show-time for Trump, ... millions of Americans are eager to see him follow through on this promise—... There is some angst, that Trump and .. advisers might be taking a step back from ... a wall ... instead considering a virtual barrier,...
  • Trump adviser says military needs counterrevolution, reverse social engineering policies

    11/15/2016 6:57:40 AM PST · by GonzoII · 107 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 13, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    A key congressional supporter of Donald Trump says the president-elect’s defense secretary should move quickly to reverse a number of social engineering policies adopted in the Obama years that “have cut down on the warrior mentality.”Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, told The Washington Times that the armed forces need a counterrevolution. It should reverse at least three policies: women in the infantry, open transgender troops and the near-banishment of the word “man” from Navy and Marine Corps titles.
  • Trump to Announce VP Pick in Manhattan @ 11am on Friday

    07/13/2016 6:39:00 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 634 replies
    Received text from @realDonald Trump: I will be making the announcement of my Vice Presidential pick on Friday at 11am in Manhattan. Details to follow.
  • Afghan national tied to Taliban, attack plot smuggled into US

    06/03/2016 1:22:29 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies ^ | 3-June-2016 | By Judson Berger
    An Afghan national with ties to the Taliban — and a plot to carry out a terror attack somewhere in North America — was caught last fall after being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico, an incident sure to further inflame the debate over national security risks at the border. The Afghan national’s alleged terror ties were not initially flagged in a terror database – and as a result, not initially reported – when the incident first came to light last November, according to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who obtained Homeland Security documents on the incident. It was only later...
  • Exclusive — Duncan Hunter on Trump’s ISIS Plan: ‘We’re Going to Kill You’

    06/02/2016 8:05:55 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 16 replies ^ | 1 Jun 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), the first Congressman to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee billionaire Donald Trump and one of the leaders rallying support to his side on Capitol Hill, is specifically calling on his defense-minded colleagues to get on the Trump Train. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Hunter also outlined a very specific yet simple plan Trump has for defeating the Islamic State. Hunter called for House Armed Services Committee (HASC) chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) among others to endorse Trump so they can start advising him on critical matters of national defense. “Specifically, the defense guys,” Hunter,...
  • Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved

    05/18/2016 12:09:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • The Latest: GOP Chief Hopes Trump Will Meet More Lawmakers

    05/14/2016 6:23:08 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 13, 2016 | AP reports
    The chairman of the Republican Party says Donald Trump has been trying hard to be presidential and doing that well lately. In a brief interview Friday with The Associated Press, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus also said the party's presumptive presidential nominee should keep having conversations with GOP leaders. Trump met Thursday with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders. A Trump supporter, California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, says he's heard that Trump plans to meet rank-and-file GOP lawmakers in coming weeks.
  • Secure Fence Act (roll call) (2006)

    05/12/2016 9:20:44 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 11 replies
    On The Issues ^ | September 14, 2006 | unk
    Within 18 months, achieves operational control over U.S. land and maritime borders, including: systematic border surveillance through more effective use of personnel and technology; and physical infrastructure enhancements to prevent unlawful border entry Defines "operational control" as the prevention of all unlawful U.S. entries, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, narcotics, and other contraband. Proponents support voting YES because: It is obvious there is no more defining issue in our Nation today than stopping illegal immigration. The most basic obligation of any government is to secure the Nation's borders. One issue in which there appears to be a consensus...
  • Korean War Hero Tells 'Top Secret' Story 63 Years Later

    05/02/2016 2:27:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Matt Rascon and Brie Stimson May 1, 2016
    Williams single-handedly shot down four Russian fighters, a record-breaking feat never recognized or even known until recentlyRetired U.S. Navy Cpt. E. Royce Williams will never forget November 18, 1952. “Here came four of them from the front side all firing and the others were coming around from the other side…We came in head on,” Williams remembered. “I saw bullets go over me and under me then over me… So the fight went on and on and on.” Williams, who fought in the Korean War, single-handedly shot down four Russian fighters – a record-breaking feat never recognized or even known until...
  • Smokescreen on the Potomac: Pentagon and Congress deliberately ignoring $36 million USMC study

    04/19/2016 11:35:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 22 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The United States of America is in mortal jeopardy and most Americans, tucked away in their beds tonight don’t even understand why or who is responsible for their peril. Those responsible are not from North Korea, China, Iran, Russia or ISIS. They are Department of Defense bureaucrats, members of Congress and senior leaders in the US military. The US military is committing suicide. We are in the first stages of beginning a process that is going to decimate the speed, lethality and combat power of the Marines and the US Army combat arms and special operations. The US military is...
  • Congressman Questions Decision to Name Destroyer after Senator

    04/16/2016 12:10:22 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 45 replies ^ | April 14, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    A member of the House Armed Services Committee wants an explanation for why the next Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer will be named for a politician instead of a war hero. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California and a Marine Corps veteran, sent a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Wednesday, asking him to explain his decision to name DDG-120 after former Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, who retired last January after 36 years in office. The letter was first reported by Defense News. Hunter cited July 2012 Congressional Research Service report to Congress that showed that destroyers...
  • Trump unveils congressional leadership committee

    03/31/2016 11:20:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump announced the formation of a U.S. House leadership committee on Thursday, further signaling his shift toward the general election. The Republican presidential front-runner's latest outreach effort to lawmakers on Capitol Hill will be led by Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York, who have previously endorsed Trump. "Congressman Hunter and Congressman Collins are conservative stalwarts," Trump said. "I am honored to have the support of these two well-respected members of Congress who share my vision of securing our borders, strengthening our military, treating our veterans with the respect and care they deserve and putting...

    03/31/2016 8:38:16 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 105 replies
    Trump Website ^ | 03/31/2016 | Trump
    Today Donald J. Trump is announcing that Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins will serve as co-chairs of his campaign's U.S. House Leadership Committee. Congressmen Hunter and Collins will lead outreach efforts to their fellows Members of Congress in support of Mr. Trump's message to Make America Great Again. Mr. Trump stated, "Congressman Hunter and Congressman Collins are conservative stalwarts. I am honored to have the support of these two well respected Members of Congress who share my vision of securing our borders, strengthening our military, treating our veterans with the respect and care they deserve and putting Americans first again."
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: Bush, Romney And Rubio Are "Angry Losers," "This Is Over"

    03/04/2016 8:33:53 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 56 replies
    REP. DUNCAN HUNTER: I didn't watch the debate, there have been about 25,000 debates, this was about 25,001... This is over. You're having tens of millions of Republican voters coming out to vote for Trump. So I understand Romney has an issue, Jeb Bush lost, Romney lost, Marco Rubio lost. They're all kind of in the angry loser group. I'm sorry, but you have millions of Republican voters voting for Donald Trump and that's just the way it is. Period.
  • Duncan Hunter defends Trump debate views on attacking ISIS

    03/04/2016 9:51:15 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/4/16 | Fox Newsroom
    Duncan Hunter a war veteran gives his view on war, backing Trump up.
  • House Republican moves to protect rape whistleblowers in military

    03/02/2016 11:52:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    In a response to the case of a Green Beret whom the Army wants to boot for confronting an accused child abuser in Afghanistan, a House war veteran lawmaker is introducing a bill that would make such rape illegal on a military base. The move by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, comes as the Army put off a final decision on the career of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland. Now a hero to pro-defense and social conservatives, Sgt. Martland and his supervising officer roughed up an Afghan police officer immediately after they learned he was accused of raping a boy....
  • Donald Trump Nabs First Congressional Endorsements

    02/24/2016 6:34:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    After winning his third consecutive GOP primary contest Tuesday in Nevada, Donald Trump has landed his first congressional endorsements, the latest sign members of the Republican political establishment are coming to terms with the New York businessman securing the GOP presidential nomination. Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, a wealthy former businessman from upstate New York, said in a statement this morning that Trump "understands the importance of American exceptionalism, and has the unique qualifications to make America great again." Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, told Politico this morning that he will support Trump's bid for the GOP nomination for president, a...