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  • Arizona's 8th Congressional District special election

    12/14/2017 8:22:54 PM PST · by KC Burke · 96 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Ballotpedia
    The 8th Congressional District of Arizona is holding a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on April 24, 2018. Primary elections will be held on February 27, 2018. Candidates have until January 10, 2018, to file nominating papers.[1] The election is being held to replace Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who resigned on December 8, 2017, after acknowledging that he had discussed possible surrogacy arrangements with female staffers.[2 ] Democratic Party Democrats Brianna Westbrook[3] Republican Party Republicans Chad Allen[4] Travis Angry[4) Bill Harbeck[4] David Lien[5] Phil Lovas - Former State Representative[6] Steve Montenegro - State Senator[7] Christopher Rippey[4] Jon...
  • Franks of Arizona, who asked staffers if they would bear his children as surrogates, - will resign

    12/07/2017 6:06:28 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 141 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-7-17 | By Mike DeBonis and Michelle Ye Hee Le
    Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican who is among the most conservative members of the House, said he would resign his seat after House officials learned that he had asked two female employees to bear his children as surrogates. Franks’s announcement came as the House Ethics Committee said it would create a special subcommittee to investigate Franks for conduct “that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment.” His resignation, which Franks said is effective Jan. 31, will end the ethics investigation........
  • Ryan Pushing Trent Franks Out for Practically NOTHING! (Vanity)

    12/07/2017 5:29:30 PM PST · by Boomer · 67 replies
    Self ^ | 12/7/17 | Self
    Rep Trent Franks, according to reporting on the Tucker Carlson show, is being pushed out, not for sexual harassment, but for bringing up surrogacy for him and his wife due to being unable to have children. Apparently he brought this subject up with a couple of women in his office but at no time suggested or asked either be a surrogate. If they took any offense or felt uncomfortable; that's on the women for being far too easily offended. I'm so mad about this I could chew nails. Ryan should be escorted out of DC by armed Secret Service agents...
  • Top Republican congressman calls for Mueller to resign as special counsel

    08/01/2017 9:12:48 AM PDT · by PJBankard · 93 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 08/01/2017 | Fox News
    A senior Arizona congressman is calling on Robert Mueller, special counsel for the Justice Department’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling, to resign. Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement Tuesday that Mueller is in violation of the law that prohibits Mueller from serving as a special counsel if he has a conflict of interest.
  • Boston Globe Op-Ed Upends Rosa Parks Legacy

    07/30/2017 5:17:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Shortly before a recent Massachusetts state committee hearing to discuss a proposed “Anti-Discrimination Bill,” the Boston Globe ran an opinion piece criticizing the bill. The Op-Ed, by Columbia University professor Katherine Franke, argued that measures to discourage anti-Israel boycotts “betray” the legacy of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. In fact, Parks was an outspoken and very public opponent of discriminatory anti-Israel boycotts. […] … Along with Coretta Scott King, Bayard Rustin and other civil rights luminaries, Parks was a co-signer of a 1975 letter that described as “repugnant” the Arab world’s boycott targeting Israel, a precursor to today’s BDS movement....
  • Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson had list of Republican lawmakers' names

    06/16/2017 7:35:23 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 51 replies
    fox news ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jake Gibson
    The handwritten list was found in a van belonging to James Hodgkinson by the FBI, and the lawmakers named on the list are known to be conservative members associated with the Freedom Caucus: Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-TN) (pronounced day-zharr-LAY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA).
  • Ferguson activist turned politician says police beat him

    12/23/2016 9:34:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2016 4:12 PM EST | Summer Ballentine
    A Ferguson activist turned politician is suing police in the St. Louis area, saying he was beaten and pepper sprayed while handcuffed during a 2014 protest. Missouri state Rep.-elect Bruce Franks Jr. alleges that St. Louis County and Berkeley police kicked him in the face and beat his legs with a baton while he was handcuffed face-down on the ground during a December 2014 protest over the fatal police shooting of Antonio Martin. […] The lawsuit says Franks, who is black, was working with a small group of volunteers called the Peacekeepers who tried to de-escalate tensions between protesters and...
  • William Tell, Tax Rebel

    04/03/2004 11:53:24 AM PST · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 15 replies · 182+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | march 30, 2004 | Adam Young
    The legend of William Tell, the Swiss legendary hero who symbolizes the struggle for individual and political freedom, has its origins in medieval Switzerland, in the tax rebellions that launched the Everlasting League and the defeat of an empire. Settled first by the Tene, then the Celts and then the Romans, after the empire fell Switzerland fell under the sway of the Ostrogoths, the Franks and finally Charlemagne's empire and its heirs. In the 11th century, Switzerland was divided by the conflict between the Emperor and the Papacy. The dukes and counts, abbots and bishops benefited the most from this...
  • Republican candidates court voters in Sun City West

    Sun City West was the hub of GOP politics Saturday when 28 candidates attended a forum sponsored by the Arrowhead Republican Women. The event at the Briarwood Country Club covered regional legislative races in Districts 21 and 22 on up to statewide races, including the contest for governor that attracted six candidates. (SNIP) Christine Jones said she decided to run because she was tired of politics as usual in Arizona. “When you love something, you want it to thrive, to prosper,” she said. “I’m running because I believe we can make Arizona the brightest star in the union.” District 26...
  • Heritage Action to Key Vote Against 'Enlist' Act

    05/07/2014 3:40:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Today, Heritage Action announced it would key vote against Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R-CA) ENLIST Act (H.R. 2377) if it or any similar legislation is brought to the House floor. In a post yesterday, Heritage Action’s south central regional coordinator Wade Miller, himself a combat veteran, explained using military service as a mechanism for backdoor amnesty is wrong: Allowing DREAMers—unlawful immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors—to acquire lawful permanent resident (LPR) status in exchange for military service turns military service into a penance.
  • Internet gambling could soon be imposed on all 50 states

    04/09/2014 9:32:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)
    We need to have a debate about whether we really want a full casino attached to every smartphone in America. With the wave of the executive branch magic wand, unfettered Internet gambling could soon be imposed on all 50 states. When the Department of Justice (DOJ) unilaterally reinterpreted the 1961 Wire Act in December 2011, the DOJ circumvented the democratic process and opened the door for a massive policy change absent any significant public debate. We unequivocally oppose the legalization of online gaming.
  • House members file brief for PLF’s “Origination Clause” challenge to Obamacare

    11/12/2013 7:18:08 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 52 replies
    Pacific Legal ^ | November 11, 2013
    Washington, D.C.; November 11, 2013: Pacific Legal Foundation's legal challenge to Obamacare received important backing in the form of an amicus brief filed by Congressman Trent Franks, R-Arizona, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, joined by several dozen other members of the House. The amicus brief was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in PLF's case, Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services... snip PLF's challenge focuses on the individual mandate, which requires nearly all Americans to buy a federally prescribed health insurance plan or pay a penalty to...
  • Researcher points to Sun as likely source of eighth-century 'Charlemagne event'

    12/12/2012 5:34:52 AM PST · by Renfield · 31 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 11-20-2012
    (Phys.org)—Until recently, the years 774 and 775 were best known for Charlemagne's victory over the Lombards. But earlier this year, a team of scientists in Japan discovered a baffling spike in carbon-14 deposits within the rings of cedar trees that matched those same years. Because cosmic rays are tied to carbon-14 concentrations, scientists around the world have wondered about the cause: a nearby supernova, a gamma ray burst in the Milky Way or an intense superflare emanating from the Sun? Now, Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas and Brian Thomas, KU alumnus and professor...
  • Who caused the economic crisis? (video)

    10/31/2011 6:21:56 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies
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    With an election year coming with all the finger pointing, and lies that will be said, we must keep this going because the public has a very short memory!!! PLEASE SHARE BEFORE IT IS REMOVED... This video clearly shows that George Bush warned Congress way back in 2001, that this economic crisis was coming, if something was not done. But, the Congress refused to Listen, along with the arrogant Congressman, Barney Frank. This video says it all. The liberal media reportedly did not want this video on You Tube; it was taken off. This link is of the same video,...
  • George Will: Government by the ‘experts’

    06/10/2011 7:30:04 PM PDT · by inkling · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | George Will
    "The legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands... The power of the legislative, being derived from the people... [is] only to make laws, and not to make legislators." — John Locke, “Second Treatise of Government”Here, however, is a paradox of sovereignty: The sovereign people, possessing the right to be governed as they choose, might find the exercise of that right tiresome and so might choose to be governed in perpetuity by a despot they cannot subsequently remove. Congress did something like that in passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. The point...
  • High Ranking Flag Officers to Give Testimonials Prior to Bush Address (as well as Gen. Franks)

    09/02/2004 2:20:40 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 15 replies · 1,079+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/2/04
    A well placed GOP source tells Convention Daily that in addition to retired General and Florida voter Tommy Franks scheduled speech tonight, several other flag officers will give testimonials prior to President Bush's acceptance speech.
  • Five Statist Fiends that Need to Go-Away...

    10/16/2010 5:24:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 16, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Some of the most powerful and arrogant libs on Capitol Hill now find themselves politically vulnerable-in 17 days we can put them out of our misery once-and-for-all: As Americans continue to rise-up against the power-mad Left, every $10-20 helps... why not take-out the ringleaders while we've got this gang of neo-Bolshevik thugs on the run...? Democratic seats long-considered bulletproof -for 50 yrs and longer- are now coming up for grabs, as 2010 figures to be an election year like no other- be part of it! Like Dick Morris says, under-confidence is every bit the danger Republican over-confidence is... what that...
  • Man with hot dogs in pants arrested, franks photographed

    08/18/2010 9:03:15 AM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies
    tcpalm.com ^ | 08/17/10 | Will Greenlee
    A man accused of hiding two pounds of hot dogs in his pants before leaving a grocery store sans paying faces a misdemeanor theft charge, according to a recently released arrest affidavit. A loss prevention worker at a Publix at South U.S. 1 and Prima Vista Boulevard last week told investigators she saw a man later identified as Allan Polhemus on aisle five "conceal a package of hot dogs in his pants," an affidavit states. The 32 ounce package of Publix jumbo beef franks was valued at $6.99. The wiener packaging describes the dogs as "meaty & delicious" and as...
  • Democrats Allow ACORN To Have Authority Over Financial Institutions

    10/24/2009 9:52:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies · 760+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-24-09 | Curt
    You have got to be kidding me: During consideration of H.R. 3126, legislation to establish a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA), Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee voted to pass an amendment offered by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) that will make ACORN eligible to play a role in setting regulations for financial institutions. The Waters amendment adds to the CFPA Oversight Board 5 representatives from the fields of “consumer protection, fair lending and civil rights, representatives of depository institutions that primarily serve underserved communities, or representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgages” to join Federal...
  • GOP Rep (Franks)-President Obama is “An Enemy of Humanity” (Lib Nutroots Going Ballistic!)

    09/29/2009 10:18:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies · 1,407+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-29-09 | Jake Tapper
    At the conservative How to Take Back America Conference over the weekend, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., had some harsh words for President Obama. Franks told those assembled: “Obama's first act as president of any consequence, in the middle of a financial meltdown, was to send taxpayers' money overseas to pay for the killing of unborn children in other countries. Now I gotta tell you, a president that will do that, here's almost nothing that you should be surprised at after that. You shouldn’t, we shouldn't be shocked that he does all these other insane things. A president that has lost...