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  • Congressman Wolf to Obama-->Withdraw Chas Freeman Appointment !

    03/06/2009 1:48:11 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Jta/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/6/09 | Yidwithlid
    Another Congressman Is urging President Obama to reconsider the appointment of Chas Freeman as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council. As first reported by the JTA Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has sent the President a letter objecting to the appointment (see text below). Wolf complains about Freeman's support of Chinese actions against Tibetan democracy protests (he describes them as a "race riot" his work for the Chinese state-owned oil company CNOOC which skirts the US Boycott of Iran and his close financial ties to the Saudi regime. As seen in the picture below, at the end of his letter he hand...
  • Clinton under fire for softening human rights stand with China

    02/26/2009 3:04:43 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 329+ views ^ | February 26, 2009
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On her first trip to China as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton downplayed the Asia giant's human rights record and instead emphasized concerns over global warming and the world economy. Virginia Republican Congressman Frank R. Wolf has drafted a stinging letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chiding her for diminishing the importance of human rights when dealing with China. Clinton, while stopping in Seoul, South Korea as part of a four-country tour to Asia, told reporters Feb. 20 that other issues were more pressing than human rights. “Successive administrations and Chinese governments have been poised...
  • Virginia: LOUDOUN GOP TO WELCOME GOV. PALIN; Monday, October 27

    10/23/2008 1:47:49 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 32 replies · 1,036+ views
    LOUDOUN GOP TO WELCOME GOV. PALIN VP Nominee comes to Leesburg to rally the GOP faithful Leesburg, VA – October 22, 2008 – The Loudoun County Republican Committee (LCRC), one of the largest and most active GOP grassroots organizations in the Commonwealth, is proud and honored to announce that Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican Vice Presidential nominee, will be holding a rally here in Loudoun County on Monday, October 27th, at JR Festival Lakes in Leesburg. a“We are excited and honored that Gov. Palin is coming to Loudoun County to lend her support for the great Get Out The Vote...
  • List of Representatives participating in the insurrection

    08/04/2008 12:08:35 PM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 30 replies · 226+ views
    The House of Representatives ^ | Current | John Boehner's office
    An updated list of what's happening in OUR house.
  • US lawmakers condemn crackdown on China's minority Muslims

    07/11/2008 9:15:45 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 22 replies · 143+ views
    AFP ^ | July 12 08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US lawmakers on Friday "strongly condemned" what they called Beijing's harsh pre-Olympic crackdown in China's Muslim-populated far northwest Xinjiang region. The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in a statement cited "credible" reports about a July 9 conviction in a closed trial of 15 minority Muslim Uighurs on terrorism charges that led to "the immediate execution of two" of them. Three others were given suspended death sentences and the remaining 10 received life imprisonment, it said. These are "abuses of due process and rule of law," said caucus co-chairmen Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Frank...
  • Congressmen say Chinese hacked their PCs

    06/11/2008 5:43:04 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 12 replies · 338+ views
    The UK Register ^ | 06/11/08 | Dan Goodin
    Lawmakes are urging everyone on Capitol Hill to have their computers checked for malware after discovering that people working from inside China hacked into multiple congressional machines and accessed locations of Chinese dissidents and other sensitive data. Virginia Representative Frank Wolf said four of his PCs were compromised, beginning in August 2006. New Jersey Representative Chris Smith, said two of his machines were hacked in December 2006 and March 2007. Both congressmen, who are long-time critics of China's record on human rights, said the PCs of other lawmakers had also been breached but declined to give names. Following the attacks...
  • Chinese hack computers at congressman's office

    06/11/2008 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 35 replies · 124+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/11/08 | AP
    A Virginia congressman said today the FBI has found that four of his government computers have been hacked by sources working out of China. In remarks prepared for delivery this afternoon, Rep. Frank Wolf says he has been told by the FBI that four computers in his personal office were compromised. The Virginia Republican says that similar incidents — also originating from China — have taken place on computers of other members of Congress and at least one House committee. A spokesman for Wolf says the four computers were being used by staff members working on human rights issues. Wolf...
  • Wolf to Georgetown: Detail Use of Saudi Millions

    02/16/2008 9:06:40 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 4 replies · 161+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | February 15, 2008 | Steven Emerson
    A U.S. congressman is asking Georgetown University about its academic scrutiny of Saudi Arabia and its use of $20 million donated by a Saudi prince in 2005. U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) wrote to Georgetown President John DeGioia Thursday, saying he was concerned about how the money was being spent at the university's Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Of particular concern, Wolf said, was the university's role in training current and prospective U.S. foreign service personnel. "The Saudi government continues to permit textbooks to contain inflammatory language about other religions," Wolf wrote. "Restrictions on civil society and political activists continue to...
  • Shas, Republicans join forces in fight against abortions

    01/09/2008 3:13:50 PM PST · by Alouette · 9 replies · 117+ views
    YNet ^ | Jan. 9, 2007 | Neta Sela
    Three US pro-life congressmen visit Israel, meet with local haredi lawmakers in bid to establish cooperation in battle against abortions in country Neta Sela Published: 01.09.08, 22:31 / Israel Jewish Scene Three Republican US congressmen arrived in Israel this week to promote American-Israeli cooperation in the battle against abortions. The three, all leading pro-life figures in the US, are Congressman Chris Smith from New Jersey, who heads the anti-abortion lobby in Congress, Congressman Frank Wolf from Virginia and Congressman Joseph Pitts from Pennsylvania. During their visit in Israel, the congressmen met with Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger and expressed their concern...
  • Islamic academy in Virginia on defensive ("Terror High")

    11/24/2007 6:36:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 172+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/24/07 | Matthew Barakat - ap
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Its most virulent critics have dubbed it "Terror High," and 12 U.S. senators and a federal commission want to shut it down. The teachers, administrators and some 900 students at the Islamic Saudi Academy in Fairfax County have heard the allegations for years — after the Sept. 11 attacks and then a few years later when a class valedictorian admitted he had joined al-Qaida. Now the school is on the defensive again, with a report issued last month by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom saying the academy should be closed, pending a review of its...
  • Giuliani On Panel To Study Iraq Policy

    03/16/2006 5:59:42 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 29 replies · 405+ views
    NewsDay ^ | 3/16/06
    WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was named yesterday to a bipartisan panel to examine the nation's involvement in the war in Iraq. The bipartisan group will be headed by former Secretary of State James Baker III and former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton and will consist of 10 members. Other members of the group include former CIA Director Robert Gates, former Democratic Senator Chuck Robb of Virginia, former Clinton adviser Vernon Jordan, former Republican Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming, former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta and former Defense Secretary William Perry. The 10th member was...
  • Fresh Eyes on Iraq

    09/24/2005 8:14:52 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 20 replies · 676+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2005 | Frank Wolf
    Having just returned from my third trip to Iraq, I came away with three thoughts. One, real progress is being made, despite the ongoing security concerns. Two, the Bush administration should pull together an independent and balanced group of respected individuals to go to Iraq to conduct a critical review of our efforts. Three, a necessary element of this review would be communicating to the American public what it would mean to our country if the Iraq mission failed. -snip- The Bush administration needs to face the reality that a growing number of Americans are becoming skeptical of our efforts,...
  • China alarmists

    08/10/2005 11:36:47 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 16 replies · 495+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2005 | William R. Hawkins
    Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf sent a strongly worded letter to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, questioning the firm "being on the payroll of the Chinese government" and lobbying on behalf of state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC). Unocal's directors now favor Chevron's offer. CNOOC has thus withdrawn its bid, but is reportedly looking to acquire other American oil companies. Mr. Wolf, who chairs the powerful Science-State-Justice-Commerce Appropriations subcommittee, cited a Pentagon report warning that China's need for oil, gas and other energy resources "appears to be driving the country toward becoming an expansionist power." Mr. Wolf asked...
  • U.S.– China Trade Debate Filled With Questions

    03/14/2004 8:23:37 PM PST · by brianl703 · 5 replies · 87+ views
    U.S.– China Trade Debate Filled With Questions  Imagine a country where factory  workers have no workplace safety,  labor or environmental protections  and are required to work 80 hour weeks  for no more than $110 per  month to produce goods for export.  Imagine a country which boldly  supplies missile and chemical  weapons technology to countries that  support or harbor terrorists.   Imagine a country that oversees a  network of espionage operations  against American companies.  Imagine a country which is plundering  a neighbor and wiping out its  religion-based culture.  Imagine a country which tortures  and imprisons Catholic bishops,  Protestant church leaders, Muslim...
  • Venezuela slams Bush meeting with Chavez opponent

    06/01/2005 7:44:37 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 10 replies · 399+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 1, 2005 | Pascal Fletcher
    CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela on Wednesday condemned as "meddling" and "a provocation" President Bush's meeting at the White House with a prominent opponent of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. In a move that strained already frayed relations, Bush met on Tuesday with Maria Corina Machado, a Venezuelan opposition activist who helped promote a recall referendum last year against left-winger Chavez. Chavez won and remains in office. The nationalist Venezuelan leader, a fierce critic of Bush's policies, has branded Machado a "traitor" for receiving U.S. Congress funding for her pro-referendum activities in the world's No. 5 oil exporter. "I think this...
  • RNC Endorses Jerry Kilgore For Governor Of Virginia

    05/26/2005 12:22:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 827+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Danny Diaz 202-863-8614Richmond, Virginia – RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman formally endorsed Jerry Kilgore for Governor of Virginia at a luncheon in Richmond this afternoon. Jerry Kilgore previously served as Virginia’s Attorney General after being elected in November 2001 with over 60% of the vote. Prior to his term as Attorney General, Kilgore served as Secretary of Public Safety for then-Governor, George Allen. “Jerry Kilgore is a proven leader with a clear and consistent record of serving the people of Virginia well,” Chairman Mehlman said. “There is no doubt in my mind that Jerry will be an...
  • Bartlett Pushes Washington-Lincoln Act: Presidents Day to Become Washinton's Birthday Day?

    02/21/2005 8:29:25 AM PST · by metalmanx2j · 66 replies · 985+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2005 | I-WEI J. CHANG
    WASHINGTON — It took George Washington (search) less time to win the Revolutionary War (search) than it has taken Rep. Roscoe Bartlett to win passage of a bill to make the government again call Presidents' Day by its legal name — Washington's Birthday. But the Maryland Republican is not giving up. Bartlett (search), who first tackled the issue in 1999, has reintroduced the Washington-Lincoln Recognition Act (search). It would require that all federal government officials and entities refer to the holiday exclusively as "Washington's Birthday," and require that the first president's name be used in any publication about the holiday...
  • Congressman pushes bill to honor Washington

    02/20/2005 12:43:45 PM PST · by ambrose · 7 replies · 381+ views
    KRT ^ | 2.20.05
    Congressman pushes bill to honor Washington By I-Wei J. Chang, Capital News Service(KRT) WASHINGTON -- It took George Washington less time to win the Revolutionary War than it has taken Rep. Roscoe Bartlett to win passage of a bill to make the government again call Presidents' Day by its legal name -- Washington's Birthday. But the Maryland Republican is not giving up. Bartlett, who first tackled the issue in 1999, has reintroduced the Washington-Lincoln Recognition Act. It would require that all federal government officials and entities refer to the holiday exclusively as "Washington's Birthday," and require that the first president's...
  • U.S. lawmakers to Annan: End Darfur violence or resign

    02/02/2005 10:08:23 AM PST · by Mark Felton · 109 replies · 2,870+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | 2/2/2005 | Aljazeera
    Two top U.S. lawmakers demanded UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to take an immediate action to end violence in the Sudanese western region of Darfur or resign. A spokesman for the UN rejected the call by Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas and Representative Frank Wolf of Virginia, saying that Annan wasn’t in a position to force any action. The two lawmakers also criticized a UN report, released on Monday, for not recommending an action to end the fighting, claiming that the report was influenced by internal UN politics. "We cannot wait any longer for credible action on Darfur," Brownback said....
  • Virginia Still in Play, Democrats Say: Led by Warner, Volunteers Rally for Final Weekend Push

    11/01/2004 2:01:25 AM PST · by Cableguy · 58 replies · 2,900+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 10/30/04 | Annie Gowen
    Gov. Mark R. Warner urged fellow Democrats at an Alexandria rally yesterday to "Turn Virginia blue!" on Tuesday as they prepared for a weekend of get-out-the-vote efforts in the Northern Virginia suburbs. "Every vote is going to count," Warner told supporters and local politicians at the soggy rally in Market Square. "What we see here today all over Virginia is incredible enthusiasm, record voter registration. Now it's down to crunch time. We just need to make sure we get out the vote." Republicans are planning their own rally in Northern Virginia today at 8:30 a.m. at an Interstate Van Lines...
  • Decision 2004 (Northern Virginia Weekly Endorses GWB!)

    10/24/2004 5:52:43 PM PDT · by Ligeia · 2 replies · 435+ views
    Times Community ^ | 10/21/2004 | Editorial Board
    10/21/2004 Tough choices await voters Nov. 2 in local, national races This week, The Times editorial board lays out the case for whom it is supporting in the local congressional and presidential races. We will not presume to change your mind or make it up for you. We offer our thoughts as another in the assault of opinions launched in this high-stakes election. Regardless of what is said here or what you think or write us about it, we feel passionate that everyone should get out and vote on Election Day. In the 11th Congressional District, we continue to...
  • U.S. gives Virginia cash to fight gangs

    10/07/2004 4:43:17 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 48 replies · 1,092+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/7/2004 | Jon Ward
    The spread of street gangs in Virginia has prompted the federal government to give Gov. Mark Warner $3 million in nondiscretionary funds to fight the problem.'snip'Gang members have spread to other parts of the state from Northern Virginia, which is one of the main hubs on the East Coast for the largest and most violent Hispanic gang known as Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.The latest FBI report concluded MS-13 has about 2,000 members in Northern Virginia. Fairfax County police have estimated that the region has a total of more than 4,000 gang members. The report also found gang activity in Fredericksburg,...
  • House sustains 'sanctuary' laws

    07/08/2004 8:10:10 AM PDT · by DoctorMichael · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/8/04 | Brian DeBose
    House sustains 'sanctuary' laws By Brian DeBose The House yesterday voted down an amendment to a Justice Department spending bill that would have forced local police officers to report illegal immigrants to federal authorities. Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, introduced the amendment to keep state and local governments from giving "sanctuary" to illegal aliens. Sanctuary laws typically created by cities and towns force local police officers not to cooperate with federal law enforcement to find and detain illegal aliens for deportation. "These so-called sanctuary policies wreak havoc on communities, especially in situations where illegal immigrants commit crimes and should be...
  • Letter: Congressman Wolf Introduces Bill Condemning Sudan

    04/20/2004 8:51:01 PM PDT · by miltonim · 1 replies · 386+ views ^ | 4/19/04 Sudan | Congressman Wolf
    Dear Colleague: A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Sudan and Congress must speak out. I have introduced H. Con. Res. 403 condemning the Government of the Republic of Sudan for its involvemnt in attacks against innocent civilians in the impoverished Darfur region of western Sudan. Raphael Lemkin in his book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe coined the word "genocide." Greek word "genos" (race), Latin word "cide" (killing). Genocide means "the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group." It has been said the way we behave is really an indicator of what we truly believe, and belief...
  • U.S. Bars Iraq Contracts for Nations That Opposed War

    12/09/2003 8:42:43 PM PST · by bush8years · 16 replies · 253+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 9, 2003
    U.S. Bars Iraq Contracts for Nations That Opposed War By DOUGLAS JEHL WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 — The Pentagon has barred French, German and Russian companies from competing for $18.6 billion in contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq, saying the step "is necessary for the protection of the essential security interests of the United States." The directive, which was issued by the deputy defense secretary, Paul D. Wolfowitz, represents perhaps the most substantive retaliation to date by the Bush administration against American allies who opposed its decision to go to war in Iraq. The administration had warned before the war...
  • Congress sends letter to CBS

    10/28/2003 6:05:09 PM PST · by streetpreacher · 12 replies · 240+ views
    Homeschool Legal Defense Association ^ | 22 October 2003 | Members of Congress
    HSLDA's E-lert Service: Homeschool Information, News, & Alerts delivered directly to your e-mail address.  Quick Menu Getting StartedIn Your StateInternationalIssues LibraryResearchSpeakersBookstoreE-lert ServiceAbout HSLDAJoining HSLDA    HSLDA Members    Members SiteRenew OnlineForms & ResourcesContact Your Staff HSLDA October 27, 2003 Congress sends letter to CBS 22 October 2003 Mr. Andrew Heyward President CBS News 524 West 57th Street New York, New York 10019 Dear Mr. Heyward: As members of Congress who either home school our own children or support the right of parents to homeschool, we were deeply offended by the recent "Eye on America" dealing with homeschooling. The October 13th...
  • Liberal Bid to Defund Faith-based Groups Fails

    06/25/2003 10:33:10 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 147+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2003 | James G. Lakely
    <p>The House Appropriations Committee approved three more spending bills yesterday after Republicans beat back Democratic efforts to cut off faith-based organizations' access to federal funds.</p> <p>Rep. Chet Edwards, Texas Democrat, offered a hastily crafted amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education spending bill that would ensure that none of the funds appropriated in the bill would go to any group that "discriminates in job hiring based on religion."</p>
  • Death in Ethiopia: Tragedy Repeats Itself

    05/22/2003 9:31:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 38 replies · 1,145+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 22 May 03 | Chuck Colson
    Nineteen years ago, a British television crew shot footage that shocked the world. The pictures of starving children, their bellies distended from hunger and their eyes lifeless from malnutrition, alerted the world to the tragic famine then unfolding in Ethiopia. The response was almost immediate. Musician Bob Geldof, previously known for a song about a schoolgirl who shoots her classmates, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his relief efforts. His "Live Aid" concerts were viewed by a huge worldwide audience. They raised millions of dollars to help eight million people in danger of starvation and signaled a determination...
  • GOP Pols Seek Wider Condemnation of Castro's Crackdown

    04/17/2003 3:06:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 200+ views ^ | April 17, 2003 | Steve Brown
    Two Republican U.S. House members Wednesday demanded that the Bush administration be more aggressive in condemning human rights abuses in Cuba and that it provide information on prisoners to any delegation traveling to the communist nation. The hearing follows the recent convictions of 75 Cuban dissidents, who had been rounded up by Fidel Castro's government, given one-day trials and sentenced anywhere from six to 28 years for treason. Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque recently alleged that the U.S. had paid the dissidents to create unrest. ''These people receive money and live off it while in the service of a...
  • CSPI: NASCAR, anti-drug PSAs don’t mix

    08/07/2002 12:26:06 PM PDT · by GeneD · 14 replies · 252+ views
    Broadcasting and ^ | 8/7/02 | John Eggerton
    The Center for Science in the Public Interest has sent a letter to the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, with copies to CSPI’s friends in Congress, complaining that NASCAR and anti-drug public service announcements don’t mix. CSPI singled out the use of driver Jimmy Spencer in PSA’s, since he is sponsored by Anheuser-Busch. But it also referred to NASCAR’s "nonstop" reminders of drinking: "Beer brand logos are omnipresent on NASCAR’s drivers’ uniforms, cars, infield equipment and kid-friendly promotional items," CSPI’s Alcohol Policies Project Director George Hacker wrote. Calling beer the "major drug problem" for young people,...
  • NBC decides not to run liquor ads

    03/20/2002 2:06:19 PM PST · by GeneD · 15 replies · 260+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 3/19/02 | Paige Albiniak
    NBC is pulling back on its plan to air liquor advertising, the network said in a statement on Wednesday. For four months, the network had been running social-responsibility advertising related to drinking alcohol in preparation for accepting hard-liquor advertising, which it now says it won’t do. Some members of Congress had voiced their strong opposition to the idea-particularly Reps. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) – but no hearings had been held and no legislation had been introduced that would have prevented NBC from running the ads. A week ago, however, key members of both the House and Senate...