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  • Eleanor Holmes Norton ‘kills’ driverless car

    06/26/2014 11:25:18 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Mike Debonis
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) was invited Tuesday, along with fellow members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to test drive — er, test ride — a driverless car on the Capitol grounds. Well, the ride never happened, because Norton did a particularly good job of testing the car’s bright-red “kill” button — which, as captured by WRC-TV’s cameras, killed the car to the point that it could not proceed with the test ride. “Oh, no, don’t push it!” an engineer from Carnegie Mellon University cried after Norton pounded the mushroom button. “It shuts everything down.” [...]
  • D.C. Dem Eleanor Holmes Norton: Iraq was ‘the most catastrophic war of the 20th century’

    05/02/2014 9:16:57 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 1, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Eleanor Holmes Norton is the Democrats’ non-voting congressional observer from the District of Columbia. You may remember her as the genius who claimed that people didn’t know they had to sign up for ObamaCare because evil Republicans had convinced everyone it had been repealed. Well, Democrats, congratulations. Your brain trust is at it again. This is a woman you actually elected and she’s dropped another nugget of wisdom in your laps. An incensed Ms. Eleanor Norton wants everyone to know that the Iraq war was “perhaps the most catastrophic war of the 20th century.” Here’s the clip:
  • Dem Rep. Compares GOP’s Current ‘Intransigence’ to Southern Democrats on Civil Rights

    11/23/2013 8:40:13 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | November 23, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) used an appearance on Martin Bashir‘s MSNBC show Friday to criticize Republicans for their “intransigence” on the Affordable Care Act. But she did it in a unique way: by equating the modern-day GOP with Southern Democrats during the Civil Rights Movement. Bashir began by asking Norton, in light of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, how civil rights legislation would ever have been able to move forward under today’s congressional conditions. Instead of allowing a vote on immigration reform, Bashir said, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) “spends his time at his computer...
  • Pelosi: Redskins should change name

    10/28/2013 3:20:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Pelosi: Redskins should change name By Bob Cusack - 10/28/13 06:00 AM ET Rep. Nancy Pelosi believes the Washington Redskins should find a new name. In an interview with The Hill, the California Democrat said it “probably would be a good idea if they change the name.” The House minority leader is the latest politician who has embraced a name change. President Obama earlier this month said he would “think about changing” the team name if he owned the football team. Pelosi noted that when she was growing up in Baltimore, the city didn’t have a football team. “So one...
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton confronts Obama on D.C. budget bill

    10/09/2013 6:49:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/9/13 | Ed O'Keefe
    <p>Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) had what some colleagues called "a heated exchange" and what she described as "a conversation" with President Obama during a White House meeting Wednesday afternoon regarding the District's budget constraints as a result of the partial government shutdown.</p>
  • Oneida Nation, D.C.’s Norton Urge Redskins to Change Their Name

    10/08/2013 6:38:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies
    georgetowner.com ^ | October 07, 2013
    The Oneida Indian Nation held a “Change the Mascot” symposium at the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton Oct. 7. The discussion was held in a packed Fahrenheit restaurant. At the same time, the same hotel is also hosting the NFL’s fall league meeting of owners and officials, which begins tomorrow. Speakers included Ray Halbritter, the National Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation, D.C.’s Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn. “Washington’s team name is a painful epithet that was used against my people when we were held at gunpoint and thrown off our lands,” Halbritter said. “When marketed by a professional...
  • Marco Rubio Slammed By CBC - Senator Accused of Obstruction in Florida Judicial Appointments

    07/25/2013 7:48:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    washingtoninformer.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Stacy M. Brown
    The confirmations of two African-American judicial candidates in Florida are being held up by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Congressional Black Caucus leaders are demanding action for what they call negligence and obstruction on the part of the senator. Brian Davis, a nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District, and William Thomas, a candidate for the U.S District Court for the Southern District, both made it through Florida’s Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, which routinely makes recommendations to state senators who meet the candidates and send letters of initial approval to the White House. Then, the president nominates...
  • Trayvon Martin's father to Congressional task force: 'What can we do...?'

    07/24/2013 8:16:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 60 replies
    al.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Theresa Seiger
    The circumstances and aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting took the center stage Wednesday at the first ever meeting of the Congressional Black Men and Boys Caucus, aimed at addressing issues affecting black boys and their growth. "We have to train them [black boys] because there's nobody really out there to train them to be good men," said Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., pointing to an education and mentoring program in Miami-Dade County schools. "These boys are not to be feared, they are meant to be loved." The caucus, first formed in March, is aimed at educating members of Congress on...
  • Democrat Accidentally Makes True Statement in IRS Scandal Hearing (Norton)

    07/18/2013 1:33:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 18, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    During today’s IRS hearing before the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) took a detour that she may regret. Holmes Norton lauded the IRS officials who were testifying before the committee, which at that point were Carter Hull and Elizabeth Hofacre. Hull and Hofacre are among the IRS agents who were involved in scrutinizing Tea Party and conservative groups. Both testified that they were acting on orders from their superiors in Washington. Hofacre worked in the Cincinnati office that IRS Washington official Lois Lerner blamed for the abuse. Lerner broke the story in a conference...
  • New Congressional Quest: End Prison Phone Call Price Gouging

    04/23/2013 6:30:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-23-2013 | Bridget Johnson
    April 23, 2013 New Congressional Quest: End Prison Phone Call Price Gouging Bridget Johnson The Congressional Black Caucus Working Group on Prison Telecomm Reform is protesting high call costs for phone-homers behind bars. The CBC group will hold a press conference with former inmates and family members “to expose the often exorbitant rates that prisoners and their families are being charged for telephone calls and to announce the CBC response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to resolve the issue after more than a decade of delay,” according to D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D)...
  • Dems Blame House GOP for Lack of Security at U.S. Consulate in Benghazi [Cummings, Holmes-Norton]

    10/10/2012 11:41:17 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 49 replies
    CNS ^ | October 10, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    House Democrats on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee used their opening statements today to blame Republicans for the lack of security in Benghazi, Libya, during a hearing on the security breaches surrounding the attack on the U.S. consulate last month, which killed four Americans, including the ambassador, and occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. “The chairman has said that our committee will examine not only the Libya attack but security at outposts across the Middle East,” said Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) to Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who called the hearing today on Capitol Hill. “Mr. Chairman I fully...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • D.C. Dem to Introduce Bill to Change Eating Habits in ‘Workplace and Community Settings’

    04/06/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | April 5, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The representative for a district with higher-than-average rates of obesity-related conditions will return from recess a week from Monday to reintroduce her Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) will say on the House floor, according to prepared remarks, that her bill is intended to tackle a health problem “that cannot be remedied through the health care system alone.” The LIFE Act would give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $25 million “for a coordinated national effort to reverse increasingly sedentary lifestyles and diets that are high in fat and sugar.” That...
  • 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
    bigjournalism.com ^ | 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
    TownHall.com ^ | 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...
  • D.C. Delegate Tells Congress to Go 'Straight to Hell' Over Budget Battle

    04/07/2011 1:31:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/7/11 | Staff
    D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is no exception. The Democratic non-voting representative for the District of Columbia told MyFoxDC.com that Congress should go "straight to hell" for trying to meddle in D.C. affairs. Norton was referring to a provision in the stopgap budget bill House Republicans are pushing that would ban federal and local taxpayer dollars in the District of Columbia from being used to pay for abortions. "We are absolutely outraged. This is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians,"
  • Facing ‘Obligations’ From Leadership, Democrat Congresswoman Leaves Voicemail for Lobbyist Cash

    09/15/2010 8:33:09 PM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 79 replies
    Breitbart / BIGGOVERNMENT ^ | 9/15/2010 | Capitol Confidential
    A couple weeks ago, House Member Eleanor Holmes Norton made a fundraising call to a lobbyist. The lobbyist wasn’t available, so Holmes Norton left a voicemail. We have been given a copy of that message. The audio is below. By way of background, with their prospects for November quickly deteriorating, Congressional Democrats are scrambling to assemble the financial resources they hope can stave off their electoral armageddon. Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team are putting a lot of pressure on Democrat members to pony up campaign contributions to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In the article linked above, Politico noted:...
  • Facing ‘Obligations’ From Leadership, Democrat Congresswoman Leaves Voicemail for Lobbyist Cash

    09/15/2010 5:05:08 PM PDT · by ipa2tf · 65 replies
    Big Government ^ | 09/15/10 | Capitol Confidential
    A couple weeks ago, House Member Eleanor Holmes Norton made a fundraising call to a lobbyist. The lobbyist wasn’t available, so Holmes Norton left a voicemail. We have been given a copy of that message. The audio is below.
  • Far-Left Democrat Insults Clarence Thomas; Says He "Proposes to be African-American" - Video Report

    04/30/2010 1:22:12 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 473+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 30, 2010 | Brian
    Democrat Eleanor Holmes-Norton has gone out of her way to insult Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The far-left Democrat said recently: "We're not sure this president is ever going to nominate another African-American to the court. [Barack Obama]'s African-American. We've got someone who proposes to be African-American on the court."So, I guess in Holmes-Norton's world, the only way to be a true African-American is to be a far-Left Democrat? What she said is insulting, and it reflects the attitude of many on the Left. Justice Thomas has served with great distinction on the Supreme Court, and has stayed true to...
  • DC Del. Holmes Norton calls city thugs "more skilled" than residents

    06/27/2008 5:42:47 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 64 replies · 367+ views
    Go to minute 2:40 through 4:59 on the link above. She also said that thugs "will have a jump on you". D.C. delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton's comments are absurd and idiotic. Actually, "idiotic" is putting it mildly. This is an interview she did last evening with 630 WMAL, Washington, D.C.