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  • SEN. JEFF FLAKE LAYS OUT PLAN FOR GOP TO CAVE TO OBAMA’S AMNESTY

    02/12/2015 11:49:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    It didn’t take long for one of the GOP establishment’s most public faces to reveal why House Speaker John Boehner’s amnesty advocate Becky Tallent was pushing last week to revive the once-dead border bill from House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX). In a lengthy Senate floor speech on Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)—a member of the “Gang of Eight” amnesty group from last Congress that failed to get its bill through both chambers—said that Republicans shouldn’t “poke the president in the eye” by fighting to stop his executive amnesty.
  • AZ Republic roughs up Jeff Flake in lover’s spat

    01/29/2015 5:18:18 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Hollywood divorces are sensational news though they occur with enough regularity to render them humdrum. There’s always a peroxide blonde dumper or dumpee grabbing the headlines. When the split occurs on the political front and the dumper is the state’s newspaper of record, the news is even more compelling. In this case the blonde is Sen. Jeff Flake who is getting something far less than the royal treatment from the Arizona Republic —– not once, but twice, within 24 hours. On Saturday Jan. 24, the newspaper drew a parallel between Flake and Obama in a report that must have sent...
  • Sens. McCain, Flake rate boo-vation at AZ GOP meeting

    Inauspicious beginning of Robert Graham’s second term at helm of AZ GOP The annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party was the site of another in the continued rejections of John McCain, as nearly 800 elected statewide delegates, carrying 435 proxies, expressed their displeasure with Arizona’s U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. The duo made a grossly miscalculated judgment call by even turning onto the property where the Saturday meeting was held. McCain was introduced by Rev. C. T. Wright, a man of the cloth obviously selected to keep the crowd in check. But...
  • Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration? (Flake: New McCain Mini-Me)

    12/29/2014 1:19:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 29, 2014 | Tim Mak
    Sen. Jeff Flake, the vocal proponent of immigration reform from Arizona, has a New Year’s wish: serious action in the issue from the House of Representatives, and soon. The 2014 midterm elections are just months behind us, but already Flake feels the pressure of the 2016 presidential elections. In an interview with The Daily Beast earlier this month, the Republican senator—one of the few Republicans in Congress still aggressively push hard for immigration reform—urged quick legislative progress on a series of measures on the matter before politicians get too caught up in the next election cycle. “The closer we get...
  • McCain, Flake race for least popular senator prize

    12/22/2014 1:38:56 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/06/2014 | Neil Munro
    The two Republican Arizona senators who worked with Democrats to pass an immigration bill last June have managed to sink their poll ratings to record lows. Sen. John McCain has reached a 30 percent approval rating from Arizona voters. Sen. Jeff Flake, however, managed to reach further down to 27 percent approval, according to the new survey of 870 voters by Public Policy Polling.
  • Arizona senators disagree on Cuba. McCain against, Flake for

    12/19/2014 10:01:20 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Carol Broder
    FORT HUACHUCA — They may be both Republicans and represent Arizona in the upper chamber of Congress but they don’t agree on the recent decision of the Obama Administration of the reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after six decades. After about 90 minutes on Fort Huachuca Thursday, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake discussed the announcement with the Herald/Review during a quick walking interview to a plane waiting to take them to Yuma.
  • Sens. McCain, Flake to attend fort ceremony

    12/13/2014 3:30:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 18, at Fort Huachuca to celebrate the creation of a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle launch and recovery facility at the post. U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which is being hosted by the 162nd Wing at the fort. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the facility located at 14606 Air Guard Way. The ceremony will be hosted by the commander of the 162nd Wing, Col. Phil Purcell, and the commander of the 214th Reconnaissance Group, Lt. Col. Bobbi Doorenbos. Brig. Gen. Edward P. Maxwell,...
  • Flake kin beg for cash to aid in dead dog defense

    Gilbert grifters grab for greenbacks At this point most Arizonans are aware of the disturbing saga* of the dogs who died agonizing heat-related suffocation deaths in a small windowless utility room, sans air conditioning at Green Acre kennel. Nearly two dozen family pets entrusted to the owner’s care suffered excruciating deaths last summer. Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, the kennel owners, were vacationing out of state when the deaths occurred. They left the boarding facility and pets in the care of their daughter and son-in-law Logan and Austin Flake. Austin is the son of Arizona U.S. Senator Jeff Flake. All four...
  • The Spectacular Self-Immolation of Wendy R. Davis

    10/28/2014 6:42:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 29, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don't mean that in a good way. I mean it in a five-alarm, set-her-own-skirt-aflame, billowing-human-torch kind of way. To say that Davis is smokin' hot is not a compliment. It's a campaign incineration status update. The Democratic darling of the Hollywood Left and glamour gal of abortion thought her path to the Texas governor's mansion would be a pink-sneakered walk in the park. Instead, her single-issue campaign has combusted. The high point of Davis' career came last year when she flamboyantly opposed state restrictions on late-term abortions in the wake of Philadelphia...
  • Austin Flake, Son Of Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, Among 4 Indicted On Animal Cruelty Charges

    10/16/2014 2:46:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | David Schwartz
    The owners of a suburban Phoenix dog-boarding kennel and two caretakers, one of them the son of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, were indicted on animal cruelty charges on Wednesday after the deaths of 21 dogs at the facility in June, county prosecutors said. A state grand jury indicted kennel owners Jesse Todd Hughes and Maleisia Hughes each with 22 felony and seven misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and one count of fraud for the incident inside a cramped room at the Green Acre boarding facility, prosecutors said.
  • Green Acre Dog Owners File Lawsuit Alleging Fraud by Senator Flake's Son, Others

    09/19/2014 3:24:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    The owners of 23 dogs found dead on June 19 at a home-boarding business in Gilbert are suing the four suspects in the related criminal case, including the son of Senator Jeff Flake. Twenty-one people, represented by four local lawyers, filed a 23-page complaint today in Maricopa County Superior Court alleging they were defrauded by the owners of Green Acre Cage Free Dog Boarding, MaLeisa and Jesse "Todd" Hughes, MaLeisa Hughes' daughter, Logan Flake, and her husband, Austin.
  • Immigration Hawks Prepare for Showdown on House Border Bill (McCain Amnesty Aide writes House Bill)

    07/29/2014 7:38:00 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 38 replies
    The latest critique circulating among opponents of the package is that Rebecca Tallent, a former staffer to Senator John McCain (R. Ariz.) who currently works for House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), has played a significant role in drafting the Granger proposal. “[Tallent] is writing the House plan for Kay Granger,” a well-placed congressional source. “She more than almost anyone has her fingerprints on President Obama’s immigration plans and is very close with the amnesty community, with the White House, with Democratic offices.”
  • Watch Mika Get Verklempt Over Obama Impeachment Talk

    07/09/2014 5:02:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bartender—send a double Wyborowa with a Zoloft chaser to the nice lady at the end of the table. But seriously, relax, Mika. Four months before an election in which they are poised to triumph, congressional Republicans are not about to muddy the waters by trying to impeach President Obama. But on today's Morning Joe, that reality did not prevent Mika Brzezinski from getting verklempt and asking for time to compose herself before introducing a segment on impeachment talk from Sarah Palin and Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. View the amusing video here.
  • Gang of Eight Republican Admits: Amnesty Hopes Driving Border Deluge

    06/26/2014 2:44:18 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    The primary driver of the flood of unaccompanied minors across the southern border is the belief they will be allowed to stay and afforded legal status, according Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. In an interview with USA Today Flake, a member of the bipartisan Gang of Eight that pushed immigration reform legislation through the Senate last year, explained that while there are factors like violence and poor economies acting to push Central Americans northward, there has been a “dramatic spike” that requires a remedy from President Obama. (SNIP) He added that while he does not believe House Majority Leader Eric...
  • Arizona to investigate 'Doggie Disneyland' where 20 dogs died

    06/26/2014 12:23:43 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Megan Hamilton
    Authorities are investigating the deaths of 20 dogs at Green Acre Kennel, in Gilbert, Arizona. The place had billed itself as a "Doggie Disneyland" promising plenty of land for dogs to run free with no cages. To Ryan Ingraham and his wife, it sounded like a great place to board their two black Labradors while they took a vacation. Ingraham had contacted MaLeisa and Todd Hughes, owners of the business, two months ago. Then about a week ago, he decided to take the dogs to the Hughes' house for a trial run.
  • Sen. Jeff Flake’s Son Responsible For Death Of 17 Dogs

    Austin Flake and his wife were watching 17 dogs at their boarding house near Gilbert, Ariz. when one of the dogs chewed through a power cord that connected to the air conditioning where the animals were housed. According to a report on Fox10 in Phoenix, the power went out and that was that – the dogs died in the heat. The described scene was nothing short of gruesome. In one account, a female owner of one of the dogs came to pick up her pooch. “We went out of the front and he carried my Daisy who was lifeless,” she...
  • Sarah Beattie: Connect the McDots

    05/11/2014 7:34:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The incessant and vicious deluge of fetid sludge aimed at Attorney General Tom Horne is in a class by itself. Those who fling this garbage claim to be conservative Republicans. Nothing could be further from the truth. They are carrying a vendetta based on the loss of their candidate in the 2010 campaign, and are engaged in short-sighted and puerile mudslinging aimed at damaging conservative incumbent Tom Horne. In promoting Horne’s marginal challenger they are shortsightedly working toward a General Election victory for the far left Democrat Felecia Rotellini —- sitting on the sidelines smirking, while building her already massive...
  • Immigration Reform in a Republican-Controlled Senate, Pt. 3

    04/25/2014 10:13:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Life and politics rarely proceed in a straight line. And that goes for the possibility of real immigration reform in a Republican-controlled Senate. The actual numbers of Republican Senators, new and old, who would support real immigration reform, as opposed to a 2015 clone of the Democrats' 2013 effort, is a question mark. There is no doubt that remaining Democrats in the Senate, and there will still be plenty of them, would unite behind a bill like the one passed in 2013, if they got the chance. They would be joined in that effort by the Senate's two "independents," who...
  • Re-election fundraiser for John McCain

    04/24/2014 9:31:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    When April 24th, 2014 Where Ritz-Carlton - 2401 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix Type of Event Re-election fundraiser Other Lawmakers Mentioned Sen. Jon Kyl (R, AZ) (Senate minority whip) Sen. Jeff Flake (R, AZ) Governor Jan Brewer Fmr. Vice Presi Dan Quayle (R, ) Fmr. Gov. Fife Symington City Councilman Jim Waring Fmr. Attorney G Grant Woods (AZ)
  • Court revives challenge to Arizona Medicaid plan

    04/24/2014 7:55:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    My Fox Phoenix ^ | Bob Christie
    The Arizona Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of the state's Medicaid insurance plan for the poor. The court ruled Tuesday that lawmakers have the right to sue over a hospital assessment that funds the expansion.
  • Immigration Reform in a Republican-Controlled Senate, Pt. 2

    04/16/2014 2:18:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The numbers count of any likely GOP Senate majority in the new Congress suggests that real immigration reform is by no means a forgone conclusion. Indeed, it could be rather iffy. The ratio of Democrats to Republicans is important, as is control of the Senate. And the actual composition of the crucial Senate committees matters as well, and that certainly includes the Senate Judiciary that has primary (but shared) jurisdiction over immigration legislation. As it stands now, of the eight Republican members of the Judiciary Committee, two were original members of the 2013 "Gang of Eight."
  • Taxing problems for supposed conservative Arizona candidate Gary Kiehne

    04/11/2014 5:15:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Gary Kiehne, an honest to goodness ropin’ cowboy from rural Arizona, is running for Congress in Arizona’s First Congressional District. At first glance he appears to be the real deal, but according to Wednesday’s Yellow Sheet (subscription only), Kiehne has a problem or two. It seems Kiehne, a reputed multi-millionaire, has not paid his 2013 property tax on a Casa Grande mobile home. Also, this public document available from the Pinal County Assessor’s office indicates he is claiming more than one primary residence, defined in Arizona as Legal Class 3.
  • John McCain Is the Least Popular Senator in the Country(PPP poll we can believe in)

    04/04/2014 2:17:00 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 28 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | March 6, 2014 | Yuval Rosenberg
    Dem polls tells us about McCain popularity. Although this article doesn't tell us but Flake is also unpopular as well. Hopefully we will be able to take Flake out in 4 years and MCCain obviously isn't even going to try for reelection.
  • The Goths and Later Germanic[CELTIC] Invaders

    09/27/2002 7:07:12 PM PDT · by LostTribe · 46 replies · 2,360+ views
    University Web Site ^ | Unk | Unknown
    The Goths and Later Germanic Invaders Little is known about the early history of the Goths before they came into contact with the Romans. What little evidence we have indicates that they probably came from Scandinavia. In the first millennium B. C., they crossed the Baltic Sea and migrated into Northeastern Europe in the area occupied by Poland today. Later, they moved again and made their home in the area north of the Black Sea. Nobody knows for sure what caused these migrations but they became known as the Wanderings of the Peoples. Anthropologists speculate that changes in climate caused...
  • McCain Blasts Obama For 'Timid' Response to Russia

    03/17/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 17th 2014 | Carrie Dann
    Sen. John McCain blasted the "timidity" of the Obama administration’s sanctions on Russian officials Monday, saying that the White House needs a "fundamental reassessment" of the relationship between the United States and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This president’s response – I don’t know how it could have been weaker, besides doing nothing," McCain said during an appearance on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. The Arizona Republican said that Putin is likely "encouraged by the absolute timidity" of the U.S. reaction to Russia's incursion into Crimea. "I don’t know when the president and his advisers are going to wake up to what...
  • Arizona deserved better

    02/27/2014 4:36:07 PM PST · by Don Corleone · 10 replies
    Senator Jeff Flake | 2/27/14 | Sen Jeff Flake
    Dear Mr: Thank you for contacting me about U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. As you probably know, on November 24, 2013, the United States, Iran, and five other world powers agreed to an interim agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program in return for temporary sanctions relief. This transitory accord will last for six months while a permanent resolution concerning the Iran nuclear issue is created. In response, on December 19, 2013, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced S. 1881, the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013. This bill would implement new sanctions on Iran in the event...
  • AZ Senators Flake and McCain Urge Gov. Brewer to Veto Religious Rights Bill

    02/25/2014 8:51:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-25-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Recently, Arizona passed a law that would allow state businesses to practice their religious beliefs – even if that meant not serving a cake to a gay couple for their wedding ceremony. Similar religious protection legislation has been introduced in Ohio, Mississippi, Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee and Oklahoma. The two US Senators from Arizona want Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and lesbians. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake urged the Republican governor to veto the bill. So did Arizona Republican Senator John McCain.
  • AZ Voters Taking Action: McCain-Flake Recall

    09/29/2013 3:52:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 91 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 9/29/2012 | Arctic Conservative
    Arizona voters are angry. They are not alone in their anger, for it seems betrayal on the vote to defund ObamaCare is not isolated to Arizona. However, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit and John Hawkins at Right Wing News are on board with the recall, and I certainly feel their pain! I live in Alaska, not Arizona, but I certainly know what it is like to feel betrayal from a Senator! The difference is that I know mine are not Republican; yet McCain and Flake seem to think they are!
  • NOT A REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC: Police Barricade McCain-Flake "Public" Meeting on Amnesty

    08/28/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies
    director blue ^ | August 27, 2013 | Doug Ross
    As Mark Levin has consistently observed, we no longer live in a Constitutional Republic. Our representatives do not represent us. They pass laws they haven't read. And they consistently operate without the consent of the governed. We have what the brilliantly prescient Alexis de Tocqueville called "democratic despotism", exemplified perfectly by a "public meeting" with U.S. senators at which the public was not welcome. As senators representing a border state, one would think that Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake would be strong proponents for demanding legal immigration as well as for securing our borders. Instead, they have been...
  • McCain and Flake Admit Immigration Bill Could Discourage Businesses From Hiring Americans

    08/27/2013 8:31:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 8/27/13 | Lauren Fox
    Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake were forthcoming Tuesday during a Mesa, Ariz., town hall when they were asked whether employers might be driven to hire immigrants over American workers because those individuals wouldn´t be eligible for health care under the Affordable Care Act. "I am not denying that this will be an issue, and will be a problem" McCain said. The confession stunned some in the audience who expected an architect of the Senate´s immigration bill to squash any notion that his bill would displace American workers. But under the Senate´s immigration bill, which passed by a
  • McCain, Flake to hold "immigration conversation"(8-27-13! Live feed click)[Public NOT invited]

    08/27/2013 7:58:21 AM PDT · by Syncro · 47 replies
    miamihearld/AP ^ | Aug 27, 2013 | Staff
    LIVE: “A Conversation on Immigration with John McCain and Jeff Flake” MESA, Ariz. -- Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are set to participate in an "immigration conversation" in Mesa sponsored by the Arizona Republic. Tuesday's event features two of the "Gang of Eight" who pushed a comprehensive immigration reform bill through the Senate earlier this year. The Republicans have spent part of the congressional summer recess trying to drum up public support for... Read more here: miamihearldIt is being streamed live at one of the forbidden websites.
  • Warthog fans rally after Flake revelation

    08/20/2013 4:01:59 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 51 replies
    Arizona Daily Independent ^ | August 20, 2013 | Diego Moya
    A nationwide effort has begun to save the Air Force’s A-10 after Arizona Senator Jeff Flake revealed on the James T. Harris radio show that plans were in place to mothball the craft. Boots on the ground have joined A-10 pilots and crews to save the plane that has frequently saved them. Fans of the A-10 warthog are circulating a petition in the hopes of gathering 100,000 signatures by September 16. Facebook groups Stand for Protecting Heroes, Keep the A10 in the U.S. Military, and Save the A-10 deployed rapidly in defense of the plane that offers them their best...
  • Can Rubio, Graham, Etc Explain Why the Boarder Fence Provision Won't Be Under Congressional Control?

    06/27/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    6/27/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) Why can't the building of additional border fencing be totally under congressional control (that is funding for it, decisions concerning the timing of its building, etc)? Leave Napolitano and the president out of the loop. 2.) There is no reason why passage of any final bill wouldn't have a trigger that automatically and immediately started and set into motion the building of the additional border fence. 3.) Again, any final bill should leave Janet Napolitano and the president out of the loop. Period. BTW, if illegal aliens are going to be expected to learn English, how much time will...
  • The Stories They Told

    06/25/2013 9:07:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/25/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans (and red state Democrats) used to tell voters amazing things about their opposition to amnesty. Then they got elected and supported legislation that actually weakens border security and puts people on a path not just to legalization, but to citizenship, before ever securing our borders. 1. Rubio: “I would vote against anything that grants amnesty because I think it destroys your ability to enforce the existing law and I think it’s unfair to the people who are standing in line and waiting to come in legally. I would vote against anything that has amnesty in it.” 2. Corker: “We...
  • Can Rubio, Flake, Graham & McConnell explain the plan to teach English to millions of illegals?

    06/25/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    6/25/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Adult ESL program (the English as a Second Language system) has already been described as "cobbled together with toothpicks and Band-Aids," and presently "stretched to the breaking point." Add in millions upon millions of new illegals into the system and I imagine it would blow apart. What plan do Sens. Rubio, Flake, Graham, McConnell and even McCain have for English to be taught to 15 million plus illegal aliens? Who would decide what constitutes minimum ESL proficiency? Big question... And who would decide how much time will be given to meet the required minimum ESL proficiency? Where will the...
  • It Begins… ‘Gang of 8' Members Jeff Flake & John McCain Face Recall Petitions

    06/23/2013 10:26:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 23, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A new website is asking Arizona residents for their signatures to recall Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain for supporting the immigration-amnesty bill. The website even has an easy name to remember – SenatorJeffFlake.com Senator Flake is Failing Arizona! ** Senator Jeff Flake is not representing Arizona voters, conservatives, or American citizens, even though he is our employee and ran under the Republican ticket. ** Jeff Flake is voting as if he were employed by foreign nationals who have invaded the USA, aka illegal aliens, rather than his Arizona constituents. ** Jeff is showing us his true colors- he is...
  • Rubio Helps Kill Amendment Requiring Border Fence He Claims to Support

    06/18/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Fred · 43 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 061813 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said late Tuesday that he supports securing the United States border with Mexico with a double-tiered fence but voted against an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would have required exactly that. Rubio and his fellow Gang of Eight Republicans helped the Democrats kill an amendment from Sen. John Thune (R-SD) that would have required the double-tiered fence be built, as current law requires, before amnesty was granted to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. The only other Republican to vote against the amendment was Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “I support Senator...
  • Obama runs immigration bill from White House, according to new report

    06/16/2013 10:50:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/17/13 | Neil Munro
    The White House is playing a larger role in developing the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill than its supporters publicly admit, according to a forthcoming article in The New Yorker. “‘No decisions are being made without talking to us about it,’ the official said of the Gang of Eight negotiations … ‘This does not fly if we’re not O.K. with it,’” a senior Obama official told author Ryan Lizza for the pending article. White House officials also believe the emerging bill will be a huge success for President Barack Obama.
  • Arizona Senator Jeff Flake's son Tanner busted for tweeting racist slurs (Blackmail?)

    06/13/2013 6:25:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    ABC15.Com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Weslie Swift
    The offensive language used by Senator Jeff Flake's teenage son on the Internet has resulted in a public apology from both father and son.“I’m very disappointed in my teenage son’s words, and I sincerely apologize for the insensitivity. This language is unacceptable, anywhere. Needless to say, I’ve already spoken with him about this, he has apologized, and I apologize as well,” Senator Flake said in a statement to BuzzFeed .Before Tanner Flake locked his Twitter account, his public tweets regularly contained offensive slurs, according to Buzzfeed. On his Twitter account, Flake also posted screenshots of games revealing his username, "n1ggerkiller." Flake's online...
  • Senate Immigration Bill Passes Out Of Judiciary Committee (Crowd yells "Si Se Puede")

    05/21/2013 9:22:13 PM PDT · by fifedom · 59 replies
    All Democrats on the committee, along with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and gang of eight Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), voted in favor of the bill, which will now go to the Senate floor. The crowd in the room erupted into applause when the final vote tally was read, rising to their feet and chanting "Yes we can!" then "Si se puede!"
  • GOP Senator Preserves Loophole Giving Illegal Immigrants Immediate Welfare Access

    05/21/2013 7:58:48 PM PDT · by hope · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/21/13
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) backed down from a previous promise his spokeswoman made to Breitbart News that he would consider voting in favor of amendments to the Senate's immigration bill that would close a loophole allowing illegal immigrants immediate access to state and local welfare.
  • Senate panel OKs tax-welfare benefits for newly legal immigrants (incl Gramnesty & Flake)

    05/21/2013 1:59:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/20/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The SenateJudiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill and party-line splits began to emerge. In one major change, the committee voted 17-1 to make a third drunken-driving conviction a deportable offense for the newly legalized immigrants if at least one of those offenses occurs after they are approved for legal status. But immigrant-rights groups called that a rollback of due-process rights for the immigrants and said a drunken-driving incident shouldn’t cost someone a chance at...
  • Senate panel vote signals Republican support for immigration reform

    05/09/2013 4:16:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/13 | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday adopted a substitute amendment to immigration reform legislation with a strong bipartisan margin, signaling which Republicans are most likely to support the bill. Only four Republicans voted against the substitute amendment, which expands the legislation to 867 pages and increases funding for implementation of reform by $900 billion. It passed by a margin of 14-4. Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican on the panel, Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) voted against the substitute, which sponsors characterized as a bundle of technical fixes. Four Republicans on the panel voted...
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Jeff Flake hints: I’ll support expanded background checks in return for changes on Internet sales

    05/07/2013 11:05:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 7, 2013 | Allahpundit
    A week ago, he noted on his Facebook page that his poll numbers after voting no on Toomey/Manchin put him somewhere south of “pond scum.” Today, this. He won’t face the voters again for five and a half years, but he shares a home state with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly. They can hurt him by campaigning against him in 2018 more than they can anyone else in the Senate. No wonder he’s looking for ways to flip: Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN he is willing to reverse his opposition to expanding background checks for guns if the Senate...
  • There’s no such thing as a free immigration amnesty ($6.3 Trillion)

    05/06/2013 9:00:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-6-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Amnesty, and particularly citizenship, for people who broke the law to get here is bad policy because it rewards law breakers and advantages them over law abiders. It’s also very costly, as a study released by the Heritage Foundation demonstrates, The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer: Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue: Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Means-tested welfare benefits. There...
  • The Coming Welfare Wave

    05/01/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/01/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    The Gang of Eight’s immigration bill could make illegal immigrants eligible for state and local welfare benefits almost immediately after it is passed, according to Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), one of the proposal’s leading critics. Further, he contends, some particular categories of amnestied immigrants and their relatives would be eligible for federal benefits long before the 13-year waiting period usually cited by the bill’s advocates, such as Senator Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.), who challenged Sessions’s argument in a press release on Tuesday. These are just a couple of reasons why Sessions and others are calling on the Gang of...
  • New Senate Immigration Amnesty Plan Bears Union Imprint

    04/18/2013 11:55:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 18, 2013 | Carl Horowitz
    If there were any doubts that the oft-used term ‘comprehensive immigration reform' is a stalking-horse for amnesty, a new Senate proposal should dispel them. The measure, touted as a way to fix our ‘broken' immigration system, will do the opposite. Not only will it demean U.S. citizenship and rule of law, it also likely will produce adverse economic effects. The main feature of the 844-page bill is that it would allow millions of illegal immigrants to apply for legal residency and eventual citizenship. Significantly, the bill bears a strong union influence. And labor officials aren't bashful about it. Ana Avendano,...
  • Gang of 8 Republicans Reject Senate Conservatives' Request for Immigration Proposal Briefing

    04/09/2013 10:58:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-9-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Republican members of the bipartisan Senate “Gang of Eight” have passed the deadline for Senate Judiciary Committee ranking GOP member Sen. Chuck Grassley’s request for a briefing on their coming immigration reform bill. Last week, Grassley (R-IA) and his conservative committee colleagues Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote to “Gang of Eight” senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), asking them to champion a transparent immigration reform process complete with thorough hearings examining each facet of any legislation those “Gang” Republicans and their Democratic counterparts develop....
  • 'Gang of Eight' to Oppose Any Amendments to Their 1,500-Page Amnesty Bill

    04/08/2013 8:53:31 PM PDT · by montag813 · 49 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-09-2013 | John Hill
    Above: The Gang of Seven plus their mascot Marco Rubio, yucking it up as they announce their amnesty plan in January. - by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Just when you thought the Senate push for amnesty couldn't get any more shameful...it sets a fresh low All the members of the “Gang of Eight” pushing so-called 'immigration reform' in the U.S. Senate will band together to block any efforts by other senators to offer amendments to their legislation once it is introduced, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. In addition, the Post's David Nakamura reported that the...