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  • House, Senate GOP Leaders Gearing Up to Increase Guest-Worker Permits

    12/15/2014 9:02:05 PM PST · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Top Republican leaders in the House and Senate are gearing up to push legislation in the next Congress that would increase the number of foreign guest-workers even in industries that do not need them. They are hoping such legislation would "open the door" to a broader comprehensive immigration bill.
  • [July 15, 2013 Redux] Trey Gowdy: House Can’t Just Defend the Status Quo on Immigration

    11/02/2014 12:54:32 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2013 | Will Allen
    Representative Trey Gowdy defended efforts by the House GOP to pass an improved version of immigration reform. The South Carolina Republican, who has criticized the comprehensive immmigration bill passed by the Senate, argued that Republican opposition to immigration legislation amounts to a defense of the status quo that is neither responsible nor politically tenable for Republicans: “If I were in California in a swing district . . . I would at least want to say, ‘The party I represent has the following positions.’ And I don’t think that in every case, arguing that the current law is sufficient is the...
  • Lawmaker claims plans may be in pipeline to bring non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment

    10/28/2014 7:44:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 10-28-2014 |
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that his office has received "information from within the administration" that these plans are being developed. So far, only American Ebola patients have been brought back to the U.S. for treatment from the disease epicenter in West Africa. Goodlatte warned that expanding that policy could put the country at more risk. "Members of the media, my office have received confidential communications saying that those plans are being developed," Goodlatte said Monday night. *************** The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch also reported, shortly before Goodlatte sent the letter,...
  • UPDATE: Goodlatte holds meeting with Shenandoah Valley tea party leadership after Cantor’s loss

    07/05/2014 10:11:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies ^ | Lynn R. Mitchell
    UPDATE: Congressman Goodlatte’s office responded to this post: “Congressman Goodlatte requested this meeting with SVTPP in May, well before the June 10th primary, as part of his continued outreach to groups throughout the Sixth District. The headline of your post is quite misleading, making it look like the meeting was requested in response to Eric Cantor’s loss, which is not the case.” The Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots (SVTPP) reported in their June 29 newsletter that they were asked by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-6th) to meet to air their concerns, an hour-long event that took place on June 17, just...
  • Goodlatte: Time to end ‘catch-and-release’ for illegals surging border

    07/03/2014 7:09:10 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A top Republican who spent the past two days investigating the border surge of illegal immigrants from Central America said Thursday that most of them are trying to reunite with relatives who are already living illegally in the U.S., and the best way to stop the surge is to speed up the threat of deportations. Virginia Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that after speaking with immigration agents who are on the front lines intercepting and processing the families and unaccompanied children, it’s clear illegal immigrants don’t believe there are any consequences for jumping the...
  • House Judiciary chair: Voting Rights Act adequate, no deal soon on immigration

    06/27/2014 9:39:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Dallas News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — A key GOP lawmakers said Thursday that he’s in no hurry to restore Justice Department scrutiny to Texas and other states under the Voting Rights Act. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of that landmark civil rights law — the formula that identified nine states and some smaller jurisdictions with such an egregious history of violating the rights of voters that they would have to get federal permission before moving a polling site, shifting district boundaries or making any other election-related change. “There is a great deal of dispute in many quarters...
  • Black Caucus targets Goodlatte in push for voting rights fix

    06/18/2014 11:31:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    The head of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is pushing House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to take up legislation restoring the voting rights protections shot down by the Supreme Court last year. Democratic leaders and others urging consideration of the bipartisan bill to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) have previously focused their pressure campaign on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). But with Boehner showing little interest and Cantor soon to exit leadership after last week's primary loss, CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) switched gears Wednesday and turned the pressure directly on...
  • Bevington Still In Race, Picks Up Endorsement

    05/23/2014 3:41:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Virginia Conservative ^ | March 28, 2014 | Rousseau
    Thursday was the deadline to submit signatures and to pay the filing fee to run as a Republican candidate for the 6th congressional district in Virginia. In response, Paul Bevington, Bob Goodlatte’s challenger, has announced that he is no longer running under the GOP banner and instead will be on the ballot as an independent in the general election. In related news, Mr. Bevington has picked up the endorsement of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC.
  • Goodlatte Tells Hollywood: Immigration 'Grand Bargain' Coming(sell out)

    05/04/2014 5:59:13 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 21 replies
    Big Governement ^ | 5/2/14 | Mathew Boyle
    House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said Friday at Hollywood’s “Creativity Conference” in Washington that there is a “grand bargain” in the works on amnesty. ABC News’s Rick Klein Tweeted that Goodlatte told ABC reporter Jon Karl at the event that he is “still searching for ‘grand bargain’ on status of undocumented immigrants,” and that Goodlatte does “believe it will happen.” Klein noted the comments came at the second annual “Creativity Conference,” an event hosted by the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA, which is run by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), is hosting the event alongside...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year." After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said...
  • Website of Top House Republican Drops Opposition to Amnesty

    01/11/2014 8:08:06 AM PST · by ZULU · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 10, 2014 | Fred Bauer
    According to Politico, Chairman Goodlatte said in a Telemundo interview that is set to air on Sunday that he is very open to legalizing current illegal immigrants:
  • House panel to explore Internet sales tax

    01/12/2014 10:41:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/14 | Kate Tummarello
    House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte plans to hold a hearing in the first half of the year to explore online sales tax legislation, advocates say. Proponents of an Internet sales tax bill, such as major retailers, are holding out hope for action in the House in 2014 despite the opposition of many conservatives and the skeptical stance of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Supporters and opponents of online sales tax proposals are focusing their lobbying energy on Goodlatte (R-Va.), who has released a set of seven principles that an online sales tax bill would have to meet in order to be...
  • Website of Top House Republican Drops Opposition to Amnesty

    01/10/2014 8:25:08 PM PST · by Ray76 · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 10, 2014 | Fred Bauer
    Representative Goodlatte said in a Telemundo interview that is set to air on Sunday that he is very open to legalizing current illegal immigrants: If we can have a way to get [enforcement] up and operating, I see no reason why we can’t also have an agreement that shows how people who are not lawfully here can be able to be lawfully here – able to live here, work here, travel to and from their home country, be able to own a business, pay their taxes.
  • House Republicans say they’ll act on immigration reform this year

    09/23/2013 6:09:50 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 36 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/22/2013 | David Nakamura
    House Republicans intensified their outreach to Latino groups last week, offering renewed pledges that the House will deal with immigration reform this year. The effort has revived hope among advocates that a bipartisan deal can be reached to address the fate of the nation’s 11 million undocumented workers and students. The chances of a comprehensive deal passing Congress remain doubtful, advocates cautioned, and they worry that the legislative process will spill into 2014, presenting new complications in a year when lawmakers face reelection battles. But they were encouraged by signals from key GOP leaders that the House is willing to...
  • Bob Goodlatte on Steve King: ‘Not helpful’

    07/26/2013 6:09:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 7/25/13 | JAMES ARKIN
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) joined several of his colleagues in denouncing controversial comments from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on immigration, calling them “inappropriate” in an interview with Telemundo set to air Sunday. King last week suggested that children of undocumented immigrants were being used as drug mules. House Speaker John Boehner also condemned King’s comments Thursday. “It is not helpful,” Goodlatte said in the interview with José Díaz-Balart, according to a transcript. “It is inappropriate, it does not help the discussion, it’s not accurate, and there are ways to have a discussion about the legitimate policy issues...
  • Latino Evangelical Leaders to GOP: Legal Status for Undocumented Kids

    07/25/2013 3:31:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Christian Post Reporter ^ | July 25, 2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Latino Evangelical Leaders to GOP: Legal Status for Undocumented Kids, but Not Parents, Is Unacceptable..........WASHINGTON – Immigration reform legislation that gives legal status to the children of undocumented immigrants, but not to their parents, would be unacceptable, Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said Wednesday in a press conference that followed a meeting with Speaker of the House John Boehner and other Republican leaders. "Legal status for children, at the exclusion of the parents would be egregious," Rodriguez said. "We're pastors. We pastor families, not just children. We stand committed, without compromise, to family unification. So,...
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (RINO-VA) floats pathway to legalization

    07/23/2013 1:20:09 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | July 23, 2013 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte recently threw a curveball into the immigration debate by floating what has been anathema to House Republicans — a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The Virginia Republican’s idea: legalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants and allow them to apply for citizenship using ways that already exist — including marriage to a U.S. citizen or sponsorship by another relative or an employer. As chairman of the committee with primary control over immigration matters, Goodlatte is a key point man for House Republicans on immigration policy. It’s unclear whether his comments reflect the larger view...
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte floats pathway to legalization

    07/23/2013 7:20:08 AM PDT · by onyx · 48 replies
    politico ^ | 7/23/13 4:57 AM EDT | SEUNG MIN KIM | 7/23/13 4:57 AM EDT
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte recently threw a curveball into the immigration debate by floating what has been anathema to House Republicans — a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The Virginia Republican’s idea: legalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants and allow them to apply for citizenship using ways that already exist — including marriage to a U.S. citizen or sponsorship by another relative or an employer. But the chairman’s July 11 comments have piqued interest among immigration advocates. Reformers want to hear more about what the powerful chairman is thinking. Many are encouraged that Goodlatte is seeking solutions...
  • Conservatives in no rush to embrace 'Kids Act' on immigration

    07/19/2013 10:39:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 7/19/13 | Russell Berman
    Conservatives in the House are not rushing to embrace an immigration proposal from party leaders to offer a path to citizenship to children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, are crafting a bill that would be the first GOP plan to deal with some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has endorsed the idea as a matter of “fairness” to grant citizenship to children who crossed the border through no fault of their own. The...
  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte On What Immigration Reform Might Look Like

    07/07/2013 10:42:46 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 18 replies ^ | July 2, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    HH: ....And I would like you to kind of give the audience an idea of where you see immigration reform going when the Congress returns after the 4th of July holiday. BG: Well, first of all, when we come back, we’re going to have a meeting of the Republican conference with our leadership and talk about exactly what a way forward is to solve this problem, not to buy into a Senate bill that is deeply flawed, and that would do exactly what we made the mistake of doing, I wasn’t there, but other people were, in 1986 when the...
  • Goodlatte questions whether Justice lied on Fox News warrant

    05/31/2013 1:21:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2013 | Jordy Yager
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) on Friday questioned whether the Justice Department lied on its warrant to secretly obtain a Fox News reporter’s email and phone records. Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Chairman, is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself in testimony to Congress about the DOJ’s investigation of a leak of classified information to Fox reporter James Rosen. The DOJ has said that Holder’s testimony was “accurate and consistent with the facts” in the case and that the DOJ never sought to press charges against Rosen in its prosecution of the alleged leaker, Stephen Kim. Goodlatte...
  • House committee opens perjury probe of Holder

    05/29/2013 1:38:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 29, 2013 | Dave Boyer and Jerry Seper
    The House Judiciary Committee opened an investigation Wednesday into whether Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. lied under oath in testimony about the Justice Department’s surveillance of journalists, while the White House declared again that President Obama “absolutely” has confidence in Mr. Holder. Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican, asked Mr. Holder in a letter to explain “discrepancies” between his sworn testimony before the panel earlier this month and the Justice Department’s decision to obtain a search warrant for the emails of James Rosen, the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News. The...
  • Republican rips Obama for meeting with illegal immigrants, icing out officer union

    05/24/2013 5:50:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2013
    A top Republican lawmaker blasted President Obama after he held an Oval Office meeting this week with illegal immigrants, despite having ignored recent requests for a sit-down from the union representing immigration officers. “The fact that the president and the vice president are hosting illegal immigrants in the White House while constricting citizen tours and refusing to meet with immigration officers says it all,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said in a statement to Friday. “The White House will not even grant ICE officers a low-level White House meeting but invites illegal immigrants into the Oval Office.” Obama and Vice...
  • Holder to Hearing: Ask Somebody Else — Holder to Issa: You're 'Shameful'

    05/15/2013 1:41:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 5-15-2013 | Philip Bump
    As predicted, Wednesday afternoon's testimony by Attorney General Eric Holder focused heavily on revelations that the Department of Justice subpoenaed phone records from the Associated Press following their publishing leaked information about a terror attack. The House Judiciary Committee had the wrong guy at the witness table, though, since Holder, who'd recused himself from the matter couldn't offer much new information. This left the committee members to fill the time by attacking their opponents, and allowed for a dispute that resulted in Holder calling a Congressmember's behavior "unacceptable and shameful." At the start, it seemed as though the focus might...
  • The critical need for a Select Committee on Benghazi *Action Item*

    05/15/2013 6:51:53 AM PDT · by jenk · 8 replies ^ | 5/15/13 | Jen Kuznicki
    I don't know about you, but I kind of resent that I have to repeatedly beg a few men in a far off city to do the right thing. Representative Frank Wolf has 146 Co-Sponsors to House Resolution 36, which calls for a Select Committee to investigate the attack on Benghazi. According to The Hill, while many of the members of the committees that oversee this issue have signed on to HR 36, the chairmen of those committees and Speaker Boehner stand against a select committee. The Chairmen in question are: Chairman of the Intelligence Committee: Mike Rogers R-MI Chairman...
  • Waiting for Goodlatte to End Music Royalty Feudalism

    05/08/2013 9:38:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 8, 2013 | Neil McCabe
    The Internet music listeners should be plugged into whether or not the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee will reform how the government sets its royalty payments. The new chairman, Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte (R.Va.) is a self-described fan of web radio and the chairman of the Congressional Internet Caucus, so the expectation is that he will bring an end to the music feudalism, where broadcast radio pays nothing in recorded performance royalties, but web-based music services, what the government calls “non-interactive transmission,” pay 50 percent of their revenues. In the last Congress, bills in the House and Senate...
  • GOP Ready To Cave On Gun Control

    03/11/2013 9:05:13 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 38 replies
    The Captain's Journal ^ | March 11, 2013 | Herscehl Smith
    Ammoland has two extremely depressing reports. We already knew that Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan were pretend conservatives with plans to cave on universal background checks. This first report makes it sound even worse. [The] Republican Majority Leader is leading the charge to cut a deal with President Obama. The following are just some of the threats to innocent school children and our God-given 2nd Amendment liberties that Republicans are about to shove down our throats: 1.The NRA is cutting backroom deals to centralize gun owner data collection into the Obama/Holder massive government data base. A centralized system is less...
  • Goodlatte at Nexus of Obama Agenda

    02/04/2013 7:33:33 AM PST · by BrewingFrog · 2 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 3 Feb. 2013 | Jonathon Strong
    Virginia Republican Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte is important, but don’t expect him to tell you that. He’s the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and huge segments of President Barack Obama’s agenda must go through his committee...
  • U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte visited the Salem, VA Gun Show on Saturday

    01/21/2013 9:37:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Vanity | January 22, 2013 | Self
    Saturday afternoon, January 19th, U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte (VA 6th District) and his wife Maryellen were making the rounds in the Salem, VA gun show. Congressman Bob Goodlatte was seen wandering among the tables, introducing himself, shaking hands and talking with vendors, shoppers, and constituents. Goodlatte, as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee will be overseeing the hearings on the Benghazi massacre. From a brief conversation a friend had with him, it was learned that Rep. Darrell Issa from CA will continue to head up the investigation into Fast & Furious. Personally, I was very pleased to see Rep. Goodlatte...
  • Reps. Bachmann, King allege fraud in black farmers settlement

    09/29/2010 1:06:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 29, 2010 | Kevin Bogardus
    House Republicans on Wednesday charged that a multibillion-dollar settlement with black farmers supported by the Obama administration was rife with fraud. At a press conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Steve King (R-Iowa) alleged that a $1.25 billion Agriculture Department settlement to resolve discrimination claims included individuals who were never farmers. Bachmann said the discrimination claim process was subject to "massive and widespread fraud and abuse." King also said he believes the Obama administration has ignored the fraud allegations surrounding the settlement. "I think they have turned a blind eye to the...
  • Roanoke Area Patriots Protest Socialist Obamacare

    10/31/2009 1:44:57 PM PDT · by GunsareOK · 12 replies · 768+ views
    The group of intelligent patriots swelled to around 100 yesterday, Oct. 30th from 4-6 PM in Roanoke County VA at the intersection of westbound Brambleton Avenue (US221) and Northbound Electric Road (VA 419). In keeping with the upcoming Halloween holiday, one lady dressed as a doctor with a mask and stethoscope. Her sign, with a drawing of a hypodermic syringe, read “Congress Sticks it to America Again.” One gentleman’s sign showed a caldron and a caption of “Obamacare, a Real Witch’s Brew.” The reaction of those drivers passing by who expressed opinions was overwhelmingly positive by about 20 to 1,...
  • 2nd congressman: Prove eligibility Virginia representative signs onto plan to demand evidence

    05/14/2009 2:33:39 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 6 replies · 859+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | May 13, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Now there are two. A Virginia congressman, very quietly, has signed onto a measure in Congress that would require presidential candidates to verify their eligibility to hold the highest elected office in the United States. WND earlier reported when freshman Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., filed H.R. 1503, an amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. According to the Library of Congress' bill-tracking website, H.R. 1503 would "require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of president to include with the committee's statement of organization a copy of the candidate's birth certificate, together with...
  • Goodlatte returns to Washington to seek energy vote

    08/10/2008 5:29:50 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 183+ views ^ | August 08, 2008 | Waynesboro News Virginian
    WASHINGTON. D.C.— Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte, and other House Republicans, took to the House floor Friday to demand that Speaker Nancy Pelosi reconvene the House of Representatives to consider the comprehensive American Energy Act. Last Friday, Speaker Pelosi adjourned the House for the next five weeks, without voting on legislation to lower gas prices. Immediately following the vote on the motion to adjourn the House of Representatives, which Goodlatte voted against, the Speaker had the lights, microphones and CSPAN cameras in the House chamber turned off.
  • Petition to LIFT the ban on offshore drilling

    07/22/2008 11:03:52 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies · 95+ views
    Friends, We all know that energy prices are soaring and Virginia families are feeling the impact from the gas pump to the grocery store. These skyrocketing energy prices and dependence on foreign sources of energy pose a grave threat to our nation’s security and economic stability. Gaining our independence from foreign sources of energy requires bipartisan cooperation and the recognition that our economy’s lifeblood remains tied to traditional sources of energy, most notably oil, natural gas and clean coal. Just as the energy crisis we face has not emerged overnight, we must recognize that solutions will be found both in...
  • FREEP poll conservative Congressman Bob Goodlatte

    10/26/2007 10:13:07 PM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 6 replies · 236+ views
    OK, we freeped this last week, and it didn't go well. They've put up a new poll because there was ANOTHER schip vote. Once again, we are losing. Let's win this one.... The poll can be found at:
  • FREEP a our conservative Congressman Bob Goodlatte

    10/20/2007 11:56:12 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies · 260+ views
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-6th, has again voted against extending the State Children's Health Insurance Program. If a challenge is mounted against Goodlatte in 2008, who will you vote for? Goodlatte or the challenger?
  • eBay Invites Internet Regulation, Backs Online Gambling Ban

    06/08/2006 10:59:30 AM PDT · by seacapn · 14 replies · 530+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 7, 2006 | Radley Balko
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte is in the process of pushing through Congress a bill that would "ban" Internet gambling. I've previously explained why the bill is bad public policy. But since that column, it has come to light that online auction giant eBay has thrown its support behind Goodlatte's efforts. Why would an Internet company open its arms to congressional regulation of the Internet? Some speculate that eBay is attempting to win favor with Goodlatte, who also happens to sit on the Congressional Internet Caucus. There's probably some truth to that. But there's another, more likely explanation for eBay selling out...
  • Pol: No More Web Bets (nanny state alert)

    02/19/2006 6:58:56 PM PST · by kms61 · 48 replies · 782+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2006 | staff
    February 19, 2006 -- A Virginia Congressman is trying for the fourth time to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) reintroduced the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act last week, in hopes of wiping out what has become a $12 billion a year industry — off-shore casinos taking bets from Americans.
  • Mugged By Reality In D.C.

    05/27/2005 7:17:13 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 15 replies · 868+ views ^ | May 27, 2005
    Law And Order: Gang violence has plagued other cities for years. But it wasn't until immigrant gangs started attacking people with machetes around Washington that politicians applied federal muscle to the problem.
  • United States Wins WTO Case Against EU Over Food Names

    12/22/2004 5:08:24 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 38 replies · 847+ views
    Office of the United States Trade Representative ^ | 21. December 2004 | press release
    12/21/04 | U.S. Wins WTO Case Against EU Over Food Names WASHINGTON--United States Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick announced today that the United States had prevailed in its WTO case against the European Union regarding geographic food names known as "geographical indications." Geographical indications, or "GIs", are geographic names that have a particular association with a product, such as Idaho potatoes or Florida oranges. In its report issued today, the WTO panel agreed with the United States that Europe's regulation discriminates against U.S. products and producers and is therefore contrary to WTO rules. The panel also agreed with the United...
  • House votes to make oak the national tree

    09/29/2004 6:56:21 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 60 replies · 988+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, September 28, 2004
    The national bird, the bald eagle, will have a national tree, the oak, to alight on if legislation passed Tuesday by the House makes its way through Congress and is signed by the president. The oak tree, said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, is present in all 50 states and "represents the fundamental characteristics of this great nation: strength, endurance and beauty." Goodlatte, in a statement, said the oak, in addition to being a highly prized material for furniture and flooring, has played a vital role in the nation's history. He recalled how Andrew Jackson took shelter under Louisiana's Sunnybrook Oaks...
  • Hogan Announces for 6th District U.S. House (Georgia)

    03/24/2004 10:45:43 AM PST · by ancient_geezer · 12 replies · 171+ views
    Libertarian Party of Virginia ^ | March 13, 2004 | Marc Montoni
    Hogan Announces for 6th District U.S. House (Georgia) By Marc Montoni Roanoke - March 13, 2004 - The 6th U.S. House District meanders basically along I-81 from Shenandoah County in the north, through many of the counties bordering West Virginia, down to the Roanoke area. And when LP members of that sprawling district held their convention in December 2003, they found a new ally: Don Hogan. Hogan told the group he wanted to run for U.S. House as a Libertarian. Hogan was a new member of the LP who had joined at Jim Lark’s invitation at the June 2nd meeting...