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  • Congress Considering Safe Zone for Persecuted Christians, Yazidis in Iraq

    02/10/2016 11:07:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 9, 2016 | 5:37 PM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said that Congress is considering the creation of an autonomous region in Iraq to protect Christians and Yazidis from persecution by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and criticized the State Department's lack of involvement in the ongoing discussions. "There are discussions and there will be a resolution introduced in the House, I believe, to set up an into-the-plains, basically a protectorate, whereby Christians, Yazidis and other minorities [will be protected]," Wolf said at an event last week at the National Press Club in Washington. However, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's...
  • Rep. Wolf: Chinese Hackers ‘Literally Taking Whatever They Want’

    11/16/2014 9:49:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 14, 2014 - 11:40 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Washington is not doing nearly enough to stop Chinese hackers who reportedly broke into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) computer system in September from stealing critical information from U.S. government agencies and American businesses, says Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA). “They have a more sophisticated spying apparatus than the KGB had,” Wolf told “We’re losing jobs, technology, everything is leaving. It’s like they’re coming in and literally taking whatever they want to take. And so sometimes you find out about it and sometimes you don’t, but there needs to be a coordinated effort [to stop them],” Wolf continued....
  • 27 Christians in Saudi Arabia Arrested for Using House As a Church

    09/14/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Saudi authorities have swooped on a house in the eastern province city of Khafji, on the border with Kuwait, and arrested 27 people for using the premises as church last week. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) also confiscated copies of the Bible and various musical instruments from the people during the raid. The swoop was prompted by a tip from a citizen, reported the English-language newspaper Saudi Gazette. Those arrested on September 5 were of various Asian nationalities, including women and children, the newspaper reported. "A citizen reported suspicious activities in...
  • White House won’t commit on stopping potential ‘genocide’ in Iraq, but weighing options

    08/07/2014 2:22:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7,2014
    According to the U.N., between 35,000 and 50,000 fled to nearby Mount Sinjar and other areas, "reportedly surrounded by ISIS armed elements" and lacking water and other aid. The Washington Post detailed dire circumstances, reporting Thursday that thousands of families hiding on Mount Sinjar are desperate for help and that Iraqi government airdrops of aid are not sufficient. According to the Post, some water bottles also cracked open during the drop. Reuters reported Thursday that a rescue is underway, and some of the thousands trapped on the mountain have been brought to safety. But Wolf, in his letter to the...
  • [R-VA Rep Frank] Wolf to Obama: Your Words on Preventing Genocide Were 'Hollow'

    08/07/2014 5:28:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/7/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    As Iraq’s biggest Christian town fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) slammed President Obama Thursday for “doing nothing” in response to the atrocities being committed against religious minorities in Iraq, saying it was evident his past assertions on preventing genocide were hollow.Pope Francis added his voice Thursday to appeals for urgent international intervention to help hundreds of thousands of religious minority civilians fleeing ahead of the jihadist advance.The fall of the Christian town of Qaraqosh (also known as Bakhdida) 20 miles from Mosul, reportedly prompted as many as 100,000 people to...
  • Select Committee Anyone?

    04/30/2014 8:20:22 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    National Review-The Corner ^ | 4-30-2014 | Mona Charen
    April 30, 2014 5:01 PM Select Committee Anyone? By Mona Charen Don’t know why John Boehner resisted this for so long. Here is the letter Representative Frank Wolf sent him today: April 30, 2014 The Honorable John A. Boehner Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives H-232 The Capitol Dear Mr. Speaker: Yesterday, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch released a new set of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request directly tying senior White House officials to inaccurate messaging about the deadly terror attacks in Benghazi. Notably, these documents were withheld from a set of e-mails...
  • Wolf to Boehner: Time For A Benghazi Special Committee Yet?

    04/30/2014 4:53:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 4/30/14 | Matthew Boyle
    A newly released “smoking gun” Benghazi email – which was improbably obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and not via the numerous but uncoordinated congressional investigations into the issue – underscores the need for a special committee to investigate the matter, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said in a new letter. “Yesterday, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch released a new set of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request directly tying senior White House officials to inaccurate messaging about the deadly terror attacks in Benghazi,” Wolf wrote in a letter to Speaker John Boehner.
  • Congress Presses NASA Chief on Domestic and Foreign Space Threats

    04/10/2014 1:19:52 AM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies ^ | April 9, 2014 | Dan Leone
    What in another year might have been a routine hearing about NASA’s annual budget request turned into a heated, and sometimes partisan, exchange about the agency’s internal security practices and the broad state of the U.S. human spaceflight program. In theory, the purpose of the April 8 hearing of the House Appropriations, commerce, justice, science subcommittee was to allow lawmakers charged with writing NASA’s 2015 appropriation to ask questions about the roughly $17.5 billion budget request the agency released in March. In practice, the hearing was a double feature that paired a review of security practices at NASA field centers,...
  • Obama urged to create religious envoy after papal meeting

    04/02/2014 4:44:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | April 2, 2014
    Persecuted and Forgotten infographic. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need. Washington D.C., Apr 2, 2014 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has called on President Barack Obama to follow up on his meeting with Pope Francis by backing the creation of a special envoy for religious minorities in the Middle East and south central Asia. “I urge you to put your words into action, lest inaction be perceived as indifference,” Wolf wrote in a March 27 letter to Obama. “The scope of religious persecution around the world, but especially in the Middle East is gravely concerning,...
  • Joe diGenova tells WMAL GOP Congressman Mike Rogers (MI-8) is trying to kill Benghazi Investigation

    03/10/2014 4:18:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    Speaking with Larry O'Connor and guest host Christine O'Donnell, Joe diGenova tells WMAL that GOP Congressman Mike Rogers (MI-8) is trying to kill the Benghazi Investigation. It is so bad, that even John Boehner has taken Mike Rogers to task for his lack of action. Audio of the interview will be provided later.
  • Whitewashing Benghazi

    02/25/2014 9:20:33 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 25 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 2019 issue | Jed Babbin and R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    SNIPSoon after the attacks, Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf introduced HR-36, a bill to create a House Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks. Under Wolf’s bill, the special committee would have subpoena power and could force the issue of testimony and access to documents. If it did, we might yet see Obama exercise Executive Privilege just as he did in the “Fast and Furious” scandal. The bill has 177 sponsors, almost enough to pass the House today. The only problem is that House Speaker John Boehner won’t allow the bill to come to the floor. He has repeatedly blocked it...
  • Republicans who voted for the debt ceiling increase

    02/11/2014 5:55:24 PM PST · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/11/14
    The following Republicans voted Tuesday to raise the government's borrowing limit: John Boehner, R-Ohio. Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy,R-Calif. Chief Deputy Whip Pete Roskam, R-Ill. Ken Calvert, R-Calif. Dave Camp, R-Mich. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Hal Rogers, R-Ky. Dave Reichert, R-Wash. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. Howard Coble, R-N.C. Charlie Dent, R-Pa. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. Pete King, R-N.Y. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J. Buck McKeon, R-Calif. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa. Gary Miller, R-Calif. Ed Royce, R-Calif. John Runyan, R-N.J. John Shimkus, R-Ill. Chris Smith, R-N.J. David Valadao, R-Calif. Frank Wolf,...
  • Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McIntyre to retire

    01/08/2014 12:09:46 PM PST · by amnestynone · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 01/08/20174 | John Bresnahan
    North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy will not seek reelection this year, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with their plans – marking a blow to Democratic efforts to win control of the House. The 57-year-old McIntyre, who was elected in 1996 to the Wilmington-area congressional seat, narrowly defeated Republican state Sen. David Rouzer in 2012 and was poised to face him in a 2014 rematch. His retirement from the heavily Republican district will further thin the ranks of Blue Dog Democrats. It comes less than a month after another Blue Dog, Utah Rep. Jim...
  • Faces of Religion

    12/24/2013 8:00:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | December 24, 2013 | Mona Charen
    I wouldn't volunteer to be Phil Robertson's speechwriter. He chooses his words too carelessly. But with Christmas arriving, it's worth pausing a moment to consider two other faces of Christianity today. Many who are hostile to religion are eager to portray the "Duck Dynasty" star's comments about homosexuality as the essence of Christianity. Because the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin akin to adultery, the argument goes, the Bible is clearly bigoted, and those who quote the relevant verses are morally objectionable as well. Some of us who were sorry to see the idea of sin itself go out...
  • War Begins: Slandering Conservatives has Started [Empire Strikes Back in No. Virginia Campaign]

    12/20/2013 8:41:45 AM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The attacks have begun. The Republican establishment in the U.S.A. has now actually started the shooting war in the 2014 primary elections they have been threatening against conservative candidates for Congress. “Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio. His new political group, Defending Main Street, plans to raise $8 million to defeat tea-party candidates and elect moderate Republicans instead. “We’re going to be very aggressive and we’re going to get in their faces.” LaTourette was a close ally of moderate Republican Speaker John Boehner in...
  • Frank Wolf to retire after 17 terms in Congress; Northern Va. seat to be a battleground in 2014

    12/17/2013 3:03:55 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Rep. Frank Wolf announced Tuesday that he would not run for reelection in 2014, ending a distinctive three-decade career in Congress and instantly making his bellwether Northern Virginia seat a prime November battleground.
  • Rep. Wolf Vows: No Gitmo Prisoners Will Be Transferred to U.S.

    11/10/2013 12:10:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 8, 2013 - 3:28 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Responding to President Obama’s latest reaffirmation of his 2008 campaign pledge to close the military prison now housing 164 terror suspects at the Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) vowed that the House will block any administration efforts to transfer prisoners to the U.S. mainland. “The House’s position is firm. You’re not going to transfer prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. Period,” Wolf said in a statement to …
  • Wolf Demands FBI Punish Agents For CAIR Contact (Heads-up!_)

    09/20/2013 1:26:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 6 replies
    IPT ^ | September 19, 2013 | Staff
    On a day when the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a report accusing its critics of bigotry, a Justice Department investigation reminds the public why CAIR does not merit the public's trust. Inspector General Michael Horowitz found a series of incidents in which FBI field offices knowingly engaged in outreach activity with CAIR despite a 2008 policy banning non-investigative cooperation with the Islamist group. Only (a summary) of the report has been released publicly. The rest is considered classified, but has been made available to Congress. The ban on interactions with CAIR, (first reported) by the Investigative Project on...
  • FBI Instructed To Break Rules Banning Interactions With Terrorist Co-Conspirator CAIR

    09/20/2013 2:20:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 20, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) pulled out a Sharpie marker and wrote in big block letters at the bottom of a letter: ”THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. THE FBI MUST COMPLY WITH THE LAW.” The letter was addressed to FBI Director James Comey: Wolf was referring to the FBI’s violation of the ban on cooperation with the unindicted co-conspirator terrorist organization CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), according to a just-released DOJ Inspector General report. CAIR was determined to be related to the web of terrorist financing during the Holy Land Foundation trials in Dallas, a trial which resulted in guilty verdicts. Afterwards,...
  • Congressman: CIA Employee Who Refused to Sign Non-Disclosure on Benghazi Suspended

    09/17/2013 5:52:19 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 54 replies
    A CIA employee who refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement barring him from discussing the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, has been suspended as a result and forced to hire legal counsel, according to a top House lawmaker. Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) revealed at an event on Monday that his office was anonymously informed about the CIA employee, who is purportedly facing an internal backlash after refusing to sign a legal document barring him from publicly or privately discussing events surrounding the Benghazi attack. The revelation comes about a month after several media outlets reported that...
  • CIA Agents Who Were In Benghazi Warned By CIA: Keep Silent – “You Jeopardize Your Family”

    08/02/2013 8:14:41 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Tim Brown
    On Thursday, CNN’s Jake Tapper reported that the Central Intelligence Agency is now pressuring agents who were on the ground in Benghazi, Libya on the night of September 11, 2012 to keep silent and not talk to Congress or the media. The Hill reports: The CIA allegedly had “dozens” of agency operatives on the ground at the U.S. diplomatic annex in Benghazi, Libya, during last year’s deadly terrorist attack that ended with the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Langley is taking extreme measures to mask the agency’s operations in Benghazi and in northern Libya at the...
  • Rep. Frank Wolf blasts Gen. Ham for speaking openly about Benghazi at paid dinner but not to

    07/30/2013 5:43:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    the right scoop ^ | 7/30/13 | staff
    Rep. Frank Wolf wants to know why Gen. Ham is willing to talk about Benghazi to people paying to hear him speak but only speaks to Congress behind closed doors. Also he raises other questions based on what Ham said about his response to Benghazi.

    07/23/2013 3:31:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 7-23-2013 | Matthew Doyle
    July 23, 2013 SPECIAL FORCES VETERANS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DEMAND SPECIAL BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION Matthew Doyle Several members of Congress joined representatives of the special forces military veterans and grassroots organizations on Tuesday to launch an effort to force the House to have a thorough, public investigation into the terrorist attack at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has introduced legislation to create a special select committee to investigate both the terrorist attack and subsequent actions by President Barack Obama’s administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Wolf's bill has 161 co-sponsors. House GOP...
  • Rep. Wolf: Benghazi Survivors Silenced

    07/23/2013 4:35:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 18, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Veteran Republican Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia said on the floor of the House today that Benghazi survivors and others were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements about the attacks last Sept. 11. He says he has “trusted sources” attesting to this. What’s more, it makes complete sense. Benghazi is the scandal that unquestionably touches the White House. There is still much we don’t know, and this may give us some indication why we don’t know it.Video:
  • Lawmaker: Benghazi details provided at pricey conference, but not given to Congress

    07/23/2013 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) on Tuesday criticized the decision of former Gen. Carter Ham to offer details about last year's Benghazi attack at a public conference, after offering testimony to Congress on Benghazi behind closed doors that has still left Congress with questions. Wolf, who has pushed for a special committee to investigate the attack in Libya that left four Americans dead, said Congress still has unanswered questions due to the "secretive nature" of the investigation so far. He said that makes Ham's remarks last week — at an event people had to pay $1,200 to attend — even more...
  • Rep. Wolf says Benghazi survivors were asked to sign non-disclosure agreements

    07/20/2013 8:31:20 PM PDT · by knak · 43 replies
    fox ^ | 7/19/13 | fox news
    Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., is calling on the Obama administration to explain why the survivors of last year's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, were reportedly asked to sign non-disclosure agreements that prevent them from talking about the attack. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and CIA Director John Brennan, Wolf said his office has received reports that some survivors of the attack were asked to sign the confidentiality agreement as recently as this summer. "If these reports are accurate, it would raise serious questions about additional restrictions the State Department has placed on...

    07/18/2013 10:27:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7-18-2013 | John Hayward
    July 18, 2013 THE BENGHAZI STONEWALL IS MORTARED WITH NDAS John Hayward Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) thinks it’s a bit strange that survivors of the Benghazi attack have not given public testimony before Congress. He looked into the matter, and says his office was told by “trusted sources” that “many, if not all, of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks, along with others at the Department of Defense and the CIA, have been asked or directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements about their involvement.” He says some of these agreements were signed “as recently as this summer.” Wolf also referred...
  • Congressman: Benghazi Survivors Forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

    07/18/2013 7:58:22 AM PDT · by kimtom · 80 replies ^ | Jul 18, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Congressman Frank Wolf, a Republican from Virginia, said today on the House floor that survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements: "On Tuesday I raised the question of why none of the Benghazi survivors, whether State Department, CIA, or private security contract employees have testified publicly before Congress," said Wolf. "According to trusted sources that have contacted my office, many if not all of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks along with others at the Department of Defense, the CIA have been asked or directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements about their involvement in...
  • Classified report could link Saudis, 9/11 and Benghazi

    05/11/2013 7:11:01 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    examiner ^ | 5/11 | ward
    WASHINGTON – Nearly 12 years after 9/11, Americans are still waiting for the U.S. government to release key information about the attack that killed more than 3,000 of their countrymen. Related topics Reps. Frank Wolf, R-Va., and Peter King, R-N.Y., introduced legislation in 2011 to review the original 9/11 Commission findings. Their bill passed the House Homeland Security Committee and was referred to three additional committees: the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, Space Science and Technology, and Transportation and Infrastructure. But the measure has yet to be acted upon by the House as a whole. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C.,...
  • Grover Norquist: A Republican who acts like a Democrat?

    04/29/2013 5:13:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 23 replies
    TeaPartyNation/C-span ^ | Oct. 10, 2011 | Dr. Rich Swier
    I and others have written about Grover Norquist and his ties to unscrupulous individuals and organizations. Now Congressman Frank R. Wolf, Republican from Virginia District 10, has gone to the floor of the House of Representatives and taken Norquist to task. Congressman Wolf states, "My conscience has compelled me to come to the floor today to voice concerns I have with the influence Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, has on the political process in Washington. My issue is not with ATR’s goal of keeping taxes low. Like Ronald Reagan said, and I believe, “the problem is...
  • Sean Smith’s Mom: Obama Didn’t Follow-Up on Personal Promise; Asks Congress: ‘Please, Please Help...

    04/11/2013 12:16:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 11, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Full title: Sean Smith’s Mom: Obama Didn’t Follow-Up on Personal Promise; Asks Congress: ‘Please, Please Help Me Find Out Who is Responsible’ ( - Patricia Smith--the mother of Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, who was murdered by terrorists in Benghazi--says that President Barack Obama and other administration officials did not follow-up on promises they made to her personally when she traveled to Washington, D.C. last September to meet the return to the United States of her son’s casket. Mrs. Smith says she wants to know why her son and the others at the State Department compound in Benghazi on Sept....
  • Seven Hundred Retired Military Special Ops Tell Congress to Form Select Committee on Benghazi

    04/07/2013 6:01:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 4/7/13 | Kerry Picket
    Seven hundred retired Military Special Operations professionals from the organization "Special Operations Speaks" sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to support H.Res 36, which will create a House Select Committee to investigate last September’s deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. “It appears that many of the facts and details surrounding the terrorist attack which resulted in four American deaths and an undetermined number of American casualties have not yet been ascertained by previous hearings and inquiries,” the letter states. It continues further, "Additional information is now slowly surfacing in the media, which makes a comprehensive bipartisan...
  • 3 Benghazi survivors in diplomatic security, sources say, as GOP demands access

    03/14/2013 7:08:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 71 replies ^ | March 14 2013 |
    Three diplomatic security agents were among the Americans injured during the terrorist attack last September on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, sources tell Fox News, though it remains unclear how many total were injured in the assault. Four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, were killed in the attack, and the Obama administration faced intense criticism from Republicans in the aftermath over security problems and apparent inconsistencies in officials explanation of what happens. Lately, however, the focus has turned to the attack's survivors, who still have not been named. Republican lawmakers this week stepped up their campaign to gain access...
  • Congressman Wolf to Sec. Kerry: Turn over Benghazi Survivors

    Although Congressional hearings regarding the deadly attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi brought both Hillary Clinton to Capitol Hill as well as CIA Director Leon Panetta to answer questions, Republicans still want more questions answered about the assault that took the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Congressman Frank Wolf (R - VA), Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and Congressman Jim Gerlach (R - PA), a House Ways and Means Committee member, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday and indicated that he was contacted by a "reliable source who provided information...
  • Lawmakers Determined to Override Obama’s ‘Workplace Violence’ Classification of Fort Hood

    02/25/2013 7:13:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 25, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite the veto threat and snail's-pace prosecution of Hasan -- and the fact that the media "let this thing go." WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the court-martial of accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan will creep forward at its glacial pace with a motions hearing to hear defense requests on a change of venue and the makeup of the panel that will potentially hear the case. Facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder — and potentially the death penalty — Hasan’s trial has been delayed several months by his growth of a beard not...
  • Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'

    02/14/2013 5:31:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | NED BERKOWITZ
    In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and 'betrayed' by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families. "It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism," wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep....
  • New York Congresswoman Leads Opposition to Release of Terrorist Who Killed Israeli Diplomat

    01/30/2013 5:14:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 1-30-13 | Zach Pontz
    U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced Sunday that she has spearheaded a bipartisan letter calling on the French government to cancel plans to release a convicted terrorist who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of an American and an Israeli diplomat. The letter, which was sent to France’s Ambassador to the United States, urges French officials to stop the release of George Ibrahim Abdallah, the former head of the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Brigade who was convicted in 1987 of killing an Israeli diplomat and a U.S. military attaché. The U.S. State Department has also expressed its opposition...
  • GOP Reps. say in letter: We welcome Chick-fil-A

    08/03/2012 6:35:44 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 36 replies
    Baptist Press | Aug 2 2012 | Michael Foust
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Seventeen members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, saying they welcome his company's business in their district and are appreciative of the way he and his company have reacted to opposition in recent days. "We write today to show support for the manner in which you have defended your values and reputation in the face of unfair and malicious criticism," the letter, originated by Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R.-Miss., and co-signed by 16 other Republican representatives, reads. "... We are bewildered by those who would take offense at your values...
  • DOJ Must Pay JudicialWatch Atty Fees for NBPP Voter Intimidation Non-Prosecution

    08/01/2012 10:13:52 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 2 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-31-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Judicial Watch once again outs the truth while trying to force the DOJ to pay their attorney's fees. The DOJ said there was no reason for the agency to pay attorney's fees as there was no evidence of any political interference: “none of the records produced in this litigation evidenced any political interference whatsoever in” how the DOJ handled the New Black Panther Party case" said the DOJPhoto: King Shamir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson Really? US District Court Judge Reggie Walton: (read it all at the Washington Examiner)The documents reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status...
  • Democrat holds up legislation to protect Middle East religious minorities, ...Obama's abandonment...

    07/13/2012 8:10:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 12, 2012 | Unknown
    The monstrous Islamic persecution, oppression and slaughter of Christians, Coptic Christians, Baha’is, Chaldo-Assyrians, Ahmadis, Jews and non-Muslims throughout the Middle East, South Central Asia and other Muslim countries cannot be sanctioned. But Obama is doing just that. Obama's Muslim advisers have gone so far as to block Middle Eastern Christians' access to the White house. Now, Obama has his henchmen like Jim Webb holding up any attempts at legislation to protect and/or defend these helpless minorities in Congress. Lawmakers clash over Middle East religious minorities bill The Hill, July 12 Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) ripped into Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)...
  • Push to give George Washington his birthday back

    02/29/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by nuconvert · 56 replies · 2+ views
    -excerpt- "We need to change the focus from celebrating sales at the mall to celebrating the significance of President Washington's birth to the birth of our nation," said Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., sponsor of a bill to change the holiday to Feb. 22.
  • Rep. Frank Wolf Calls Out Grover Norquist on Jihad Ties

    11/29/2011 3:48:36 PM PST · by Rethymnon · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/11/2011 | Robert Spencer
    Rep. Frank Wolf Calls Out Grover Norquist on Jihad TiesLast Tuesday on the House floor, Rep. Frank Wolf (R.-Va.) showed more courage than most of the members of his party have ever managed to summon: He called out influential Republican power broker and anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist for, among other things, his close ties to jihad terrorists and Islamic supremacists. Many anti-jihadists have been concerned for years about Norquist’s jihad ties, and his deleterious influence on the Republican Party, but that concern ended abruptly when it turned out that Norquist was close friends with Rick Perry. People who had been...
  • GAO: With China dialogues, WH violated law

    It’s not every day that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that the Executive Office of the President violated federal law, but that’s the conclusion the GAO released in a report this month, after reviewing bilateral talks with the Chinese government hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The White House Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) disputes GAO’s analysis, arguing that the law does not constitutionally apply to the OSTP's diplomatic activities. The disagreement stems from meetings this past May in which officials from the OSTP met with representatives of the Chinese government to discuss...
  • GAO: With China dialogues, WH violated law

    10/25/2011 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Joel Gehrke
    It’s not every day that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that the Executive Office of the President violated federal law, but that’s the conclusion the GAO released in a report this month, after reviewing bilateral talks with the Chinese government hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The White House Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) disputes GAO’s conclusion, arguing that the law does not constitutionally apply to the OSTP's diplomatic activities. The disagreement stems from meetings this past May in which officials from the OSTP met with representatives of the Chinese government to discuss...
  • Obama’s Pick to Lead Counterterrorism Center Faces Accusations of Misleading Congress

    07/26/2011 4:13:37 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies ^ | July 26, 2011 | Catherine Herridge
    The nominating process for the head of the National Counterterrorism Center, the hub for threat assessment within the U.S. government, is typically a routine affair. But for Matthew Olsen, President Obama's pick to lead the agency, the nomination is in jeopardy amid accusations that he misled a member of Congress when he was in charge of the administration's Guantanamo task force to close the military detention camp in 2009. Earlier this month, Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va.,who represents the district where the center is located, wrote to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, objecting to the nomination. Wolf said he believes...
  • Could the Gang's Plan Pass the House?

    07/20/2011 1:53:11 PM PDT · by tulloss · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 20, 2011 | Daniel Foster
    Rep. Frank Wolf, a Virginia Republican, and Rep. Jim Cooper, a New Democrat–type from Tennessee, have sent a letter to leaders Boehner and Pelosi calling for a vote on the Gang proposal. This thing, for better and worse (and worse), could have legs.
  • Virginia Rep. Wolf Requests IRS Probe Into CAIR Donations

    07/01/2011 4:53:45 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    FOX ^ | June 28, 2011
    A Virginia congressman wants the IRS to investigate the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- a major Muslim advocacy group -- after its tax-exempt status was revoked over an apparent problem with its paperwork. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., in a letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, requested an investigation into whether the group "may have violated U.S. law in soliciting or accepting money from foreign governments or agents" during the period when CAIR "failed" to file required forms to the IRS.
  • VIDEO: Union Members Crash Congressman’s Press Conference

    04/19/2011 8:17:52 AM PDT · by · 7 replies
    You know unions must be really, really scared if they’re stooping so low as to attend press conferences of Congressmen in a blatant attempt at intimidation. Apparently it didn’t work as Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) continued talking through their constant disruptions. By the way, shouldn’t these people be at work?
  • Now Congress Steps to the Plate in the New Black Panther Scandal

    03/30/2011 10:12:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 30, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    It’s time for the DOJ to cough up information to the House Judiciary Committee and to Congressman Frank Wolf. The Department of Justice has avoided giving Congress and the Commission on Civil Rights answers about the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal by pointing to the ongoing review by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). The OPR review is now done and that diversion no longer applies. As reported by Pajamas here and here, the results were exactly as expected: DOJ concludes that DOJ did nothing wrong. DOJ used the OPR investigation to avoid providing information to outside investigators on...
  • Rep. Wolf to Cavuto: Neil, You Need to Take a Course in History and Political Science

    01/19/2011 12:37:43 AM PST · by Nickname · 13 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | January 12, 2011
    I just stumbled upon this interview which is a few days old. Neil Cavuto interviews Frank Wolf, Republican US Rep. for Virginia's 10th district. It needs to be seen because it's a great illustration of what incoming TEA Partiers are up against with some in the old-guard contingent of GOPers who are circling to protect their power and maintain the status quo. Also, for those in his district, he's looking for feedback on voting to repeal Obamacare on his Facebook page:!/RepFrankWolf/posts/101877613224158