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  • Sen. Ted Cruz Appearance Has Hollywood Group on Edge

    01/18/2015 8:48:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 18, 2015 | Paul Bond
    Some members of a Hollywood organization are questioning whether to honor Ted Cruz. The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors this year chose the conservative Senator from Texas as one of its recipients of its annual "American Spirit Award." Another is to go to liberal Calif. governor Jerry Brown. The Caucus, founded three decades ago by Norman Lear, Aaron Spelling and others, has set a meeting Monday to determine whether to stick with its plan to give a Spirit award to Cruz after some of its more liberal members objected to the selection, and some threatened to quit if the...
  • Republican Elan Carr Leads Wendy Greuel, Ted Lieu in Race for Henry Waxman's 33rd District Seat

    06/04/2014 9:31:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 6 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4 Jun 2014 | Tina Daunt
    UPDATED: With his strong ties to Israel, Carr came out ahead as the large field of westside Democrats split the vote in Tuesday's Congressional primary. Carr will face State Sen. Ted Lieu in the November general election. California's 33rd Congressional district has long been considered one of the Democrats' most valuable stretches of real estate, but in Tuesday's open primary Republican Elan Carr was the top vote-getter among a field of 18 candidates vying for a chance to advance to the general election. Carr jumped to an early lead as the Democrats split the vote in the race to succeed...
  • Keystone report can't have it both ways

    04/15/2014 3:51:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Sheldon Whitehouse (M-RI) and Henry A. Waxman (M-CA)
    For all the noise about the State Department's final environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline being a "blow" to pipeline opponents, the report contains more than enough information for Secretary of State John Kerry -- a respected environmental champion -- to conclude that the pipeline is not in the national interest. Although you have to dig a bit, the report recognizes the dangers associated with the tar sands fuel that the pipeline would transport. Kerry's obligation is to determine what is in the national interest. For all its flaws, the report acknowledges that the tar sands that would get...
  • Who Is Marianne Williamson, the Kardashian Kandidate?

    04/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/12 | Kat Stoeffel
    Followers of the Kardashian clan were introduced to an unlikely new character this week: Marianne Williamson, the independent candidate running for soon-to-retire Representative Henry Waxman’s seat in California’s 33rd district. “I went to hear @mariannewilliamson speak the other night w @kourtneykardash & @rachel_roy,” Kim reported on Instagram. “Very inspiring!” Also inspired by the 61-year-old author and spiritual adviser: Katy Perry and Nicole Richie, who attended a recent campaign event sporting new green and purple dye jobs respectively; Steven Tyler and Chaka Khan, who performed at a fund-raiser; and former Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross, who reunited at another...
  • Senators accuse GM of trying to cover up defective switch tied to 13 deaths

    04/02/2014 3:35:15 PM PDT · by alloysteel · 34 replies ^ | April 2, 2014 | AP release
    Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths, and pressed CEO Mary Barra to commit to punishing anyone involved. Panel members also told Barra that GM should tell owners to stop driving all the 2.6 million cars being recalled for the faulty switch until they are repaired. GM is currently telling owners the cars, mainly Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions, are fine to drive as long as nothing is placed on the key chain.
  • LeDuff: Don't just blame GM, blame the politicians too

    04/02/2014 8:50:14 AM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 7 replies
    myfoxdetroit ^ | 04/01/2014 | Charlie LeDuff
    Government Motors. Remember that one? That's a huge, overlooked detail in this whole GM recall crisis - the federal government's oversight of a company they bought out of bankruptcy four years ago and, under their nose, that same company is hiding its deadly, dirty laundry. Charlie LeDuff caught up with California Democrat Henry Waxman, who was head of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at the time of that purchase.
  • Bombshell In WaPo/Keystone Scandal: Did the Post Coordinate With Congressional Democrats?

    03/26/2014 9:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    A major development occurred today in the scandal surrounding the Washington Post’s attempt to advance Democratic Party talking points by falsely linking Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with the story, you should begin by reading this post and this one, as well as the one from last October where I dismantled the International Forum on Globalization report that was the basis for the Washington Post’s story of March 20. The facts, very briefly, are these: Koch Industries has no interest in the Keystone Pipeline; it has not lobbied in...
  • Dingell hat trick: Debbie to run (Dingell Dynasty)

    02/25/2014 1:23:09 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/14 | ANNA PALMER and SCOTT WONG
    The Dingell dynasty dates back to the era of FDR and there’s very little that can stop it from rolling on. Rep. John Dingell announced Monday he’s leaving the seat he took over from his father nearly six decades ago. And now his wife, Debbie Dingell, is planning to announce in the district Friday her candidacy for the open seat, according to a source close to Dingell. Dingell wasted no time putting together a campaign apparatus Monday, holding a conference call last night with her husband’s former aides. She also may sever ties with the American Automotive Policy Council where...
  • Birth-control activist Sandra Fluke suddenly takes herself out of congressional race

    02/06/2014 1:02:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/5/14
    Sandra Fluke, the contraception activist who shot from obscurity to the national spotlight in 2012 when she argued that her Catholic law school should be required to provide birth control to female students for free, said Wednesday that she's decided not to run for Congress in California. The newly minted 'social justice attorney' was one of three Democrats who had petitioned the California Democratic Party for its endorsement in the 33rd District election set for nine months from now. Henry Waxman, who has served in Congress since 1975, is vacating that seat at the end of his current term. Fluke...
  • How Sandra Fluke could hand a safe Dem House seat to the GOP

    02/02/2014 7:34:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    It sounds almost too good to be true, but it is plausible. The oh-so-smug contraception-devouring Georgetown Law graduate is contemplating a run for the Congressional seat being vacated by Henry Waxman. John Fund outlines a scenario in National Review by which it is possible that this decision could lead to a GOP nominee capturing the vote. Up to a dozen candidates will run in the non-partisan June primary, in which the top two finishers, regardless of party, then advance to a November runoff. Two possible surprising outcomes: Feminist icon Sandra Fluke going to Congress or the district electing a small-business-owner...
  • Rep. Henry Waxman: The reason I’m leaving Congress

    02/01/2014 7:36:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/01/2014 | Rep. Henry A. Waxman
    I announced this past week that I will be retiring after having the honor of serving my Los Angeles constituents in Congress for 40 years. Immediately, speculation began that I am leaving because I am frustrated with a broken institution. But the exact opposite is true: I am leaving Congress with my conviction intact that the legislative branch can be a powerful force for good. Of course there are aspects of the current Congress that I abhor. This past week, every Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where I have served most of my career, voted to limit the...
  • Keystone pipeline clears hurdle

    01/31/2014 1:53:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    January 31, 2014, 03:09 pm Keystone pipeline clears hurdle By Laura Barron-Lopez The controversial Keystone XL pipeline cleared a major hurdle on Friday as the State Department ruled the project wouldnÂ’t significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions. The finding puts the pipeline one step closer to approval, and sets up a new battle between environmental groups and oil companies over whether the project is in the national interest. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project reiterates key parts of a draft analysis released early last year, finding that oil sands extraction would continue regardless of whether the pipeline is built....
  • Obama Calls Waxman One of the Best Ever Lawmakers Ever

    01/30/2014 6:12:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/30/14 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama today lauded retiring 20-term Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) as one of the most accomplished legislators of all time. “Early in the 20th Century, Henry Waxman’s grandparents came to America, the land of opportunity, and found a place where they could build a better life for themselves and their families. Over the course of 40 years in Congress, their grandson has fought to give every American family that same chance,” Obama said in a statement. “Thanks to Henry’s leadership, Americans breath cleaner air, drink cleaner water, eat safer food, purchase safer products, and, finally, have access to quality, affordable...
  • Sandra Fluke For Senate? Rocket Scientists Unite!

    01/30/2014 4:00:48 PM PST · by xuberalles · 38 replies
    Self | 1/30/14 | Self
    How ridiculous and devoid of any standards has the left become? Sandra Fluke is considering running for a Senate seat. Her extensive resume? Demanding free contraception at taxpayer expense while sipping a $5 cup of joe from Starbucks. Wow, so very impressive! Considering the apathy and idiocy plaguing the electorate, I wouldn't be surprised if she won. I'm going to start demanding free gas money from PETA so I can go to KFC and stimulate the economy with food stamps. What's next...the ACLU suing to end the Americans with Disabilities Act because Sandra Fluke can't bum a ride on Stephen...
  • Sandra Fluke Considers A Run For Henry Waxman’s House Seat

    01/30/2014 6:17:10 PM PST · by massmike · 65 replies
    Sandra Fluke, the women’s rights activist who became a lightning rod in a national discussion about contraception, said she is “strongly considering” a run for Henry Waxman’s soon-to-be vacant House seat. Waxman, 74, a longtime liberal California Democrat, described by friends and foes alike as one of the most prolific congresspersons of modern times, announced Thursday that he would retire at the end of the legislative session. In a statement released after Waxman’s announcement, the 32-year-old Fluke said, “I’m flattered that I’m being discussed as a potential candidate, especially for Rep. Waxman’s seat, considering his incredible legacy. A number of...
  • Report: Sandra Fluke Mulls Run for Henry Waxman's Seat

    01/30/2014 1:51:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 30, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sandra Fluke, the birth-control activist who helped Democrats launch their "Republican war on women" theme in the 2012 elections, is reported to be considering a run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA). Waxman announced his retirement after 20 terms in the U.S. House on Thursday morning. Fluke, who reports her profession as "Social Justice Attorney," is from Los Angeles. The field of potential Democratic candidates is already filling quickly with state and local politicians who have bided their time for four decades, waiting for Waxman to leave an opening. But Fluke's national profile could draw big...
  • After explaining at length why he’s running again, Waxman abruptly announces retirement

    01/30/2014 9:06:40 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 42 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/30/14 | David Freddoso
    ...But what’s interesting about the decision of Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is that just last month — on December 11 to be precise — he made a lengthy post on his campaign blog about why he’s running again in 2014...
  • Dem Casualty List Grows

    01/30/2014 8:43:04 AM PST · by gooblah · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2014, 8:39 | Mike Flynn
    Each week, it seems another Democrat lawmaker announces their retirement from Congress. On Thursday, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) joined the growing list. It is only January, but 11 Democrat lawmakers have said they are quitting at the end of this current term.
  • GOP touts campaign to blunt Obama's executive powers

    12/08/2013 3:18:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2013 | Ben Goad and Julian Hattem
    House Republicans say they’re proud of their 2013 campaign to stymie President Obama’s regulatory agenda, even as Congress comes under fire for one of its least productive years. The bitterly divided Congress will pass fewer laws in 2013 than any year in modern history. As a result of the gridlock, President Obama has turned to his administration’s regulatory authority in pursuit of key policy goals, including efforts to tackle gun violence and climate change. While House Republicans have pinned the blame for Congress’ anemic legislative output on Senate Democrats, they make no bones about their efforts to blunt Obama’s rulemaking...
  • Calif. Church, political leaders fast for immigration reform [barf alert]

    11/30/2013 11:36:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 11/30/2013
    Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez and local political leaders have held a 24-hour fast to pray for immigration reform and to remember families who are separated from each other at Thanksgiving. “Today we are standing up for those who won't be sharing Thanksgiving dinner with their families and loved ones – those who are suffering because of our broken immigration system,” Archbishop Gomez said Nov. 25 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. He called for a “conversion of hearts” to fix U.S. immigration law. The archbishop was joined in the Nov. 25-26 fast by U.S. Rep....
  • Waxman: I Logged Onto on My iPad During Hearing So It’s All Good

    10/25/2013 3:18:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 24, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    The ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee downplayed the mounting concerns about the efficacy and integrity of the website because he was able to log on while fiddling around on his mobile device during today’s hearing. Contractors including CGI Federal appeared before the committee today to answer questions about the failure of the Obamacare exchange website, but no administration officials testified. “We are disappointed that the system is not in place and running the way we envisioned. But the contractors have given us assurances that they think everything will be every day better to the point...
  • Henry Waxman: Let’s get real, these ObamaCare glitches are the private sector’s fault

    10/23/2013 7:25:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    You might have thought that the ultimate culpability for the current problems plaguing ObamaCare belong to the administration that sloppily designed, forcefully passed, and hastily implemented the gigantic redistribution project — but you would have been wrong. Ranking Democrat of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the one holding the health care hearing this Thursday, is here to tell you why: KIRSTEN WELKER: Based on what you know right now, was the president or Secretary Sebelius made aware of those problems before this system was launched?WAXMAN: I don’t have any information about that, but no one could have possibly known...
  • Gohmert: Reid wouldn't know bipartisanship if it 'slapped him'

    10/15/2013 1:55:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies ^ | October 15, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) on Tuesday said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wouldn’t know bipartisanship “if it came up and slapped him.” “He wouldn’t know bipartisanship if it came up and slapped him and said we’re bipartisan because he has never participated in any kind of bicameral bipartisanship,” Gohmert said on Fox News. House Republican leaders offered a new debt-ceiling and budget deal Tuesday, despite a plan Senate leaders proposed Monday. The House plan goes further than the Senate’s to weaken the new healthcare law. It includes a delay in ObamaCare’s medical device tax and a mandate to remove...
  • Waxman on 10,535 Pages of Obamacare Regs: ‘Is It Important That I Read It?’

    10/02/2013 11:25:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 2, 2013 - 4:08 PM | Penny Starr
    When asked by whether he had read all 10,535 pages of final Obamacare regulations that have so far been published in the Federal Register, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) asked in return whether it was “important” the he read them, dismissed the inquiry as a “propaganda question,” and ultimately did not answer. … Those regulations add up to 10,535 pages in the Federal Register. That is more than eight times as many pages as there are in the Gutenberg Bible, which has 642 two-sided leaves or 1,286 pages. …
  • Leading Dem casts doubt on possible DOJ charges against Zimmerman (Henry Waxman)

    07/21/2013 7:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | July 20, 2013 | Elise Viebeck
    A leading House Democrat questioned Friday whether the Justice Department (DOJ) has the evidence to mount a civil rights case against George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of killing an unarmed black teenager in Florida. Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, said in a television interview that "it seems unlikely" Attorney General Eric Holder would file discrimination charges against Zimmerman. The killing of Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman's subsequent acquittal have sparked demonstrations around the country. Protests were scheduled nationwide on Saturday as disappointed court-watchers urged DOJ to pursue charges against Zimmerman. Waxman's comments put...
  • Before Boston Strong, There Was Boston Wrong

    06/23/2013 6:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 23, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    For most of the first half of my life, I lived in or near Boston. Usually, I am proud of my hometown, its history, its universities and its spirit. After the Boston Marathon bombings, Beantown united under the phrase "Boston Strong." I left in 1985. When I go back, I see how much the city has changed. The Boston I left had a wrong side, too -- a culture that looked away when organized crime terrorized young and old. Boston Wrong has been on parade this month during the long-awaited trial of James "Whitey" Bulger, 83, on 32 federal counts...
  • Democrats want hearing on 'Obama phone' program

    03/07/2013 2:57:13 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Mar 13 | Brendan Sasso
    Three leading House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats are calling for an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program, a phone subsidy for the poor that has been disparagingly referred to as the "Obama phone" program. The program, which began long before President Obama took office, has been notorious for waste and abuse. The FCC enacted reforms last year aimed at trimming billions of dollars from the program, but recent reports indicate that people who are ineligible for the program are still receiving subsidies. The program gained more attention last year when conservatives seized on a viral video...
  • 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 slams White House for suspected coffee shop meetings

    05/05/2011 6:15:02 AM PDT · by Dacula · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5-3-11 | Sara Jerome
    House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee raised concerns at a Tuesday hearing that White House staffers hold meetings at a nearby Caribou Coffee to avoid disclosure requirements. "White House staff apparently purposely schedule meetings at the Caribou Coffee around the corner from the White House so that those meetings won’t show up on the White House logs," said Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Calif.), chairman of the Oversight subcommittee. Republicans portrayed the White House as failing to live up to campaign promises on transparency. Stearns pointed to President Obama, who as a candidate said healthcare negotiations would air on C-SPAN,...
  • Is Henry Waxman in danger of losing his seat? (GOP challenger making inroads)

    07/19/2012 3:07:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/19/2012 | Rick Moran
    First elected in 1974, Waxman has never had to so much as breathe hard to win elections to congress. But this time may be different as Politico explains: _______________________ But in an interview, Waxman said he would be directing nearly all his money toward his own reelection this time around. He said he's assembling a campaign team and will be ramping up his fundraising efforts in the weeks ahead. "Quite frankly, I haven't had to run a serious campaign in quite a long time, but now, I'm going to," Waxman told POLITICO. "I'm not going to take anything for granted."...
  • Eric Holder's Hypocrisy

    05/07/2012 3:47:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Eric Holder’s incompetent team of legal minds has botched things up again. Roger Clemens is in a fight for his life, and his enemies are fierce, partisan and patently unfair. His alleged crime—making false statements to Henry Waxman in a congressional hearing-- has cost the American taxpayer tens of millions of dollars, all because in 2008, during an election year, Henry Waxman needed a high profile hearing to showboat, to garner as much publicity as possible, to allow him to bang his gavel, to feel superior, to peacock around. Waxman could have decided to focus legitimate attention on the use...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Waxman Says Republicans are Like Terrorists

    01/29/2012 6:48:30 PM PST · by bkopto · 30 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | Jan 27, 2012 | John
    This happened yesterday and so far there’s no video: California Rep. Henry Waxman, the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the coauthor of the 2009 cap-and-trade climate change bill, decried efforts by the GOP to force the Obama administration into approving a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.“They want to use legislation as a way to act like terrorists. They hold things as hostage,” Waxman said. “We almost couldn’t fund the government because Republicans wanted to hold that idea hostage, we almost couldn’t pay our debts because the Republicans wanted to hold that legislation hostage to...
  • Liberal Stupid-Ass Comment: Henry Waxman Calls NY-9 Jews Selfish, Greedy, and Stupid

    09/16/2011 4:20:14 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 33 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 9/16/11 | EricTheRed_VM
    Well, not in so many words. But he might as well have, that's what he meant. Upset by the stunning loss of his Dem boy in NY-9 to Republican Bob Turner, here's what that sleazeball Waxman (D-Lala Land) had to say about his fellow Jews [h/t Red State]: There are Jews who are trending toward the Republican Party, some of it because of their misunderstanding of Obama’s policies in the Middle East, and some of it, quite frankly, for economic reasons. They feel they want to protect their wealth, which is why a lot of well-off voters vote for Republicans.” Get...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-28-11 (DUmmies Fear Obama Will Cave In to Republicans)

    06/28/2011 10:29:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 28, 2011 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Barack Obama has your back...NOT! And that is why the DUmmies are now fearing that Barack Obama will sell them out to Republicans. This means in their minds budget cuts without massive increases in taxes. The FUnniest thing here is that their THREAD, included a sellout confrontation between Congressman "Nostrils" Waxman and Obama which is described in the title, "Waxman to Obama: if you're going to cave, tell us right now." So let us now watch the DUmmies fear an Obama sellout in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, noting that community organizers are not usually...
  • Vatican invoked on climate change

    05/24/2011 7:29:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2011 | Ben Geman
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is using the weight of a Vatican report about the urgency of tackling global warming to urge Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans to hold another hearing on climate science. Waxman, the panel’s top Democrat, sent a letter Monday to the committee's GOP chairman asking for a hearing with authors of a Vatican report issued in May and a separate National Research Council (NRC) report from this month that also called for action to cut emissions. The letter could put committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) in a politically sensitive spot if he does not agree that the...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • Comedy central: Waxman whacks 'fishing expeditions'

    02/07/2011 2:27:05 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 6, 2011 | Editorial
    There have been some real characters elected to Congress over the years. Davy Crockett, for instance, served one term in the House of Representatives, then told his constituents to go to hell and headed for Texas where he died defending the Alamo and became an American icon. And who could ever forget those delightful violin concertos delivered so frequently by Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia? Fortunately, the current Congress is not without its share of fascinating personalities. Take Rep. Henry Waxman, the California Democrat who must be moonlighting at the Comedy Club. Seems he had folks rolling in the...
  • Waxman Net Neutrality Plan: Internet Regulation Lite, Anybody?

    11/14/2010 7:20:50 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 29 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 29th | James Gattuso
    Just days before Congress recesses for the upcoming elections, House Commerce Committee chair Henry Waxman stepped into the debate over Internet regulation yesterday, releasing draft legislation to impose certain "neutrality" rules to providers of broadband Internet service. Hammered out in negotiations over the past few weeks with the active participation of Google, Verizon, and other competing broadband industry players, the final product-not surprisingly-looks a lot like the Google-Verizon consensus plan announced last month. Specifically, the Waxman proposal would ban Internet access providers such as Verizon from blocking content outright but would otherwise allow them to manage the traffic on their...
  • Upton is wrong choice for Energy and Commerce(This RINO picked the wrong time to try to fool us)

    11/09/2010 2:03:33 PM PST · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    wash examiner ^ | 11/8/10
    If nothing else, Michigan Republican Rep. Fred Upton has a lot of nerve to campaign to succeed California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Upton is wholly unsuitable for the job, as a stroll down Memory Lane quickly reminds us: » Upton was one of only 34 House Republicans to support the Democrats' Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 that removed millions of acres of federal lands from oil and gas leasing, thus helping drive up energy costs for consumers. » Upton was one of 29 House Republicans to support creation of...
  • Waxman Tells Whopper About Obama's Support for Israel

    11/01/2010 9:17:55 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 4 replies ^ | November 1, 2010 |
    Earlier this year, President Obama insulted Israel's elected leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, vilified his country and tried to pressure Israel into making ill-advised territorial and political concessions to Arabs, who have never even acknowledged Israel's right to exist. Amazingly, Congressman Henry Waxman has said that Obama has been acting in accordance with our tradition of bipartisan support for Israel. Henry Waxman, out of touch on Israel, out of touch on America. Chuck Wilkerson, a strong supporter of Israel for Congress in California's 30th district.
  • Wilkerson Kid Slams Waxman For Gambling Away His Future

    10/30/2010 11:37:12 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 9 replies ^ | October 30, 2010 |
    The same Wilkerson kid who was buried in debt the last time we saw him slams Chuck's clueless opponent, Henry Waxman, yet again, this time for gambling away his future.
  • Wilkerson Refutes Waxman Claim Of Obama Support for Israel

    10/29/2010 10:25:57 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 8 replies ^ | October 29, 2010
    Regarding Congressman Henry Waxman's OpEd in the Jewish Journal "Obama and Israel: The Truth" (24 Aug 2010), Charles "Chuck" Wilkerson, Waxman's Republican opponent in the Nov 2nd election takes issue with Mr. Waxman's attempt to portray President Obama as a concerned supporter of Israel. Wilkerson as a Marine veteran (Korea '52) and engineer/owner/CEO of a successful small aerospace engineering consulting corporation based in California and is a long-time supporter of and, especially, an admirer of the resilience of the citizens and soldiers of Israel in their 62-year fight for survival among hostile neighboring Arab states. Wilkerson notes that "while U.S....
  • Henry Waxman’s opponent

    10/28/2010 9:03:39 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 9 replies
    Don Surber Daily Mail ^ | October 28, 2010 | Don Surber
    Isn’t 35 years of Henry Waxman enough? Best line: Henry, why did you mortgage my future?” From Waxman’s opponent, Republican Chuck Wilkerson.
  • Wilkerson Slams Waxman's Cluelessness About His Own Cap & Trade Bill

    10/27/2010 8:33:02 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 16 replies ^ | October 27, 2010 | Chuck Wilkerson for Congress
    Henry Waxman wrote the Cap & Trade bill, one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in U.S. history and has neither an understanding nor knowledge of what's in the bill. "I certainly don't claim to know everything that's in this bill," he said, "I relied on scientists." Unfortunately for the rest of us, thousands and thousands of scientists disagree with the junk science upon which Waxman relied (including scientists from the EPA). Chuck Wilkerson, Waxman's opponent for Congress in California's 30th District, feels congressmen should have at least a modicum of understanding of the fields they legislate.
  • Opponent Accuses Henry Waxman of Aiding Terrorist Enemy (Fallujah Four update)

    10/26/2010 12:46:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    Human Events ^ | Monday, Ocotber 26, 2010 | Connie Hair
    A new campaign ad highlights recent reports of a powerful, 35-year Congressman paving the way for delivery of hundreds of thousands of dollars in assistance to enemy terrorists in Fallujah, Iraq. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) issued a letter of diplomatic courtesy to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, to assist Code Pink and Global Exchange in delivering $100,000 in cash and $500,000 in humanitarian aid for the “other side.” Republican challenger Chuck Wilkerson, a Marine veteran, has a new ad out highlighting Waxman’s participation. Campaign ad at YouTube. New evidence has emerged that Representative Henry Waxman (CA-30) helped a group...
  • Waxman Slammed in New Ad for Backing Activists Giving Aid to Enemy

    10/26/2010 8:17:25 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 19 replies
    Chuck Wilkerson for Congress ^ | October 26, 2010 | Chuck Wilkerson for Congress
    Chuck Wilkerson, Henry Waxman's opponent for Congress in California's 30th District, slams Waxman for helping Code Pink, a group of radical antiwar activists, that crossed the Iraqi-Jordanian border in order to deliver aid to families of enemy insurgents in the war-ridden Iraqi city of Fallujah. In December 2004, Waxman sent a letter of diplomatic courtesy to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, requesting assistance for members of the radical group Global Exchange and the antiwar group Palisadians for Peace.
  • Henry Waxman Pummeled by New Chuck Wilkerson Ad

    10/25/2010 7:56:28 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 8 replies
    Chuck Wilkerson lays waste to Henry Waxman in a new campaign ad which details how Waxman cancelled Congressional hearings into companies that took write-offs after the passage of Obamacare without informing his constituents that he had learned that Obamacare would actually increase health insurance premiums, precisely the opposite of what he and his party had promised and what has now come to pass.
  • Senators demand explanation for Hillary Clinton’s remarks (on oil pipeline)

    10/21/2010 6:49:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Senators demand explanation for Clinton’s remarksBy The Canadian Press Published: October 21, 2010 2:33 PM CALGARY — Two U.S. senators are demanding an explanation from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who last week suggested she was “inclined to” approve the controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. At a speaking engagement in San Francisco last Friday, Clinton was challenged on the State Department’s decision to approve Enbridge Inc.’s (TSX:ENB) Alberta Clipper pipeline, which ships oilsands crude to Wisconsin. Construction wrapped up on Alberta Clipper this spring. Clinton responded by saying a decision had yet to be made on another pipeline,...
  • Henry Waxman Drafts Costly Sunlight Bill

    10/19/2010 10:05:52 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 12 replies
    Penetrating Insights into the Obvious ^ | October 19, 2010 | Michael Asher
    HENRY WAXMAN DRAFTS COSTLY SUNLIGHT BILL LOS ANGELES, CA (API) -- With his signature Cap & Trade anti-global warming legislation languishing after a successful June vote in the House of Representatives, beleaguered Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman of California's 30th Congressional district has drafted legislation that would impose a federal tax on sunlight. "America is blessed with an abundance of sunshine," admitted Waxman to the annual conclave of the Natural Resources Council of Greater Malibu, "and with the imminent legalization of marijuana I was running out of attractive options to balance the trillions of dollars in debt I have racked...