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  • Pete Hoeksta announces that the illegal surveillance transcripts went to the Obama White house!!

    03/23/2017 11:03:37 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 166 replies
    Rush | 3/23 | Self
    I just heard with my own ears from the former head of the House Intelligence committee, Peter Hoekstra, on the Rush Limbaugh show guest hosted by Mark Steyn, that the illegal raw wiretap transcripts on the Trump Transition were sent by the intelligence community directly to the OBAMA WHITE HOUSE!! This is far bigger than Watergate.
  • Donald Trump’s Transition Team Reshaped Vice President-elect Mike Pence drops lobbyists

    11/15/2016 8:02:54 PM PST · by HokieMom · 53 replies
    WSJ ^ | NOv 15, 2016 | MICHAEL C. BENDER, DAMIAN PALETTA and JAY SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON—Another round of staff changes buffeted President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team Tuesday amid resistance from within the Republican Party over a top choice for secretary of state. Vice President-elect Mike Pence formally signed documents that put him in charge of the transition team, and officials insisted the 10-week effort to build an administration is on schedule. In one of his first moves, Mr. Pence ordered the removal of all lobbyists from the transition team, said one transition team member with knowledge of the decisions. Earlier Tuesday, former Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, once considered a candidate to lead the Central Intelligence...
  • Stop Trumpers at convention need to respect GOP voters

    07/16/2016 3:25:13 PM PDT · by orchestra · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/16/2016 | By Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.)
    I will participate in the Republican National Convention next week for the first time as a delegate and not as an elected official. It's not my first goat rodeo, but it will become the first in which I will directly cast a ballot for the Republican presidential nominee. I campaigned for the position when my friend Gov. John Kasich of Ohio was still in the race and won delegates in Michigan's Republican primary. It was important that the delegates commit themselves in accordance with the outcome of the vote to ensure the integrity of the process. It becomes especially important...
  • Former Intelligence Chairman Warns ‘Stealth Jihad’ Is Moving Through The West

    01/17/2016 6:28:34 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 22 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 01/17/2016 | Ginni Thomas
    Iranians burn US flags outside the former US embassy in Tehran on November 4, 2013, during a demonstration to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover. Thousands of Iranians shouted "Death to America" as they demonstrated 34 years after Islamist students stormed the embassy compound in Tehran, holding 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days. AFP/Getty Images Former House Intelligence Chairman Pete Hoekstra is genuinely worried about the fundamental changes President Barack Obama has made to American foreign policy, according to this 28-minute exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation. A Michigan congressman for...
  • Interview with Pete Hoekstra on Syria, Obama's foreign policy, and more

    10/31/2015 7:39:03 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 31, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Interview with Congressman Hoekstra begins at 25 minutes into program. Hoekstra discusses Syria, Obama's foreign policy, and how the United States has totally alienated its former allies with Obama's foreign policy in the Middle East
  • USA Transnational Report – October 31, 2015, With Congressman Pete Hoekstra

    10/30/2015 5:42:54 PM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 30, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    USA Transnational Report for October 31, 2015. Happy Halloween! LIVE at 8 AM EST This week's topics include: - Interview with former U.S. Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), former House Intelligence Committee Chairman, on Hillary, Benghazi, Obama's foreign policy, and his future plans - GOP debate – the Mainstream Media has again been exposed as a farce - Paul Ryan's election to Speaker of the House, and the abomination of Congress's budget for Obama's remaining term ... and beyond - The Syrian Summit in Vienna ... why has Iran been invited? & more... You can listen to USA Transnational Report live...
  • West Michigan: Debbie Stabenow or Pete Hoekstra for Senate? (Freep this Poll)

    10/19/2012 1:59:12 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 16 replies
    M-Live ^ | October 19, 2012 | Editors
    Next week, MLive.com and The Grand Rapids Press will make the decision about who we believe should be elected Michigan's U.S. Senator. We'd like your help. Unfortunately, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing and former Congressman Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, couldn't reach an agreement on debates, so you won't get to see them square off on the issues. But you've likely seen or heard a campaign ad and maybe you've made your decision. Now help us make ours.
  • Hoekstra says he'll catch Stabenow as voters focus

    09/27/2012 9:12:22 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    AP via Times Union ^ | September 27, 2012 | JOHN FLESHER
    ELK RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra couldn't have asked for a friendlier audience than the workers of Traverse Bay Manufacturing Inc., who are fighting mad over what they consider unfair competition — not from China or India, but from their own government. [Snip] "We're the underdog, we're behind," Hoekstra said in an interview after his factory visit in the Lake Michigan town of Elk Rapids. "It's been a very sleepy race ... pretty much been frozen in place for the last eight, nine weeks. But we think that as people start to focus and as...
  • Rick Santorum stumps for Pete Hoekstra in his Senate bid

    09/23/2012 8:18:53 AM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies
    The Holland Sentinel ^ | Sep 18, 2012 | ANDREA GOODELL
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, in Holland campaigning for Pete Hoekstra’s Senate bid Tuesday afternoon, said Michigan is key for Mitt Romney's chances. [Snip] Santorum called Michigan a “potential decider.” “If Mitt Romney wins Michigan, he’s going to be president of the United States,” Santorum said. The two talked about national security, the Senate race and Hoekstra’s opponent, Sen. Debbie Stabenow. “Debbie Stabenow’s taking up space,” Santorum said, later pointing to the lack of a budget proposal from the Senate Finance Committee, on which she sits. [Snip] Top of the list was national security. The U.S. has fewer allies...
  • GOP outlook shifts in Senate races in Michigan, Missouri

    08/28/2012 9:05:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2012
    The successful comedic recipe of tragedy-plus-timing can spell disaster in politics. A mistake late in the race can be a game changer. A gaffe that may sound like a career-ender may be forgotten by the electorate a few months later. So Republicans look like they have a chance to get the last laugh in Michigan, even as their chances in Missouri are looking more like a lead balloon. Former Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra, left for dead after his infamous "Debbie Spend-it-now" Super Bowl ad, has been clawing his way back and is now in a statistical dead heat with two-term...
  • Obama, Romney Tied Again in Michigan; Hoeskstra leads Stabenow

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are deadlocked again in the battleground state of Michigan according to the latest Mitchell Poll. Romney and Obama are tied at 47% with 3% voting for someone else and 3% undecided. Just ten days ago, Obama led Romney by 5% (49%-44%). -snip- If the election for the United States Senate was being held today and the candidates were Debbie Stabenow the Democrat and Pete Hoekstra the Republican who would you be voting for? If you are voting for or leaning towards Stabenow press 1, voting for or leaning...
  • Michigan residents vote in primary

    08/07/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Wood TV Channel 8 ^ | August 7, 2012
    Polls opened Tuesday morning across Michigan for the state's primary election, with voters making choices including a Republican to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. About 20 percent of Michigan's 7.33 million registered voters are expected to cast ballots. Officials told 24 Hour News 8 they expect 10-15 percent of Kalamazoo voters and 20 percent of Ottawa County voters to vote. Pete Hoekstra of Holland has an advantage in money and name recognition over Clark Durant of Grosse Pointe as they duke it out for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination. The race also includes former Kent County Judge Randy...
  • Tea party focused on coming GOP Senate primaries

    08/06/2012 5:47:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    AP via Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2012
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Palin is mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri — in television and radio ads, in automated telephone calls, even serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic. She's urging residents to vote for Sarah — Sarah Steelman, one of three Republicans in a prickly U.S. Senate primary. Fresh off a resounding Republican runoff victory by Ted Cruz in Texas, Palin and the tea party movement now are trying to capitalize in primaries this month in Missouri, Wisconsin and Arizona. But they may pose a more difficult test than in Texas, where the charismatic...
  • Clark Durant picks up steam ahead of Michigan GOP Senate primary

    08/06/2012 5:48:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/6/12 | John Gizzi
    With little time to go before Michigan’s Republican U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, signs are mounting that Clark Durant — former Reagan administration official and lifelong movement conservative — may overtake the longtime front-runner in the polls, former Rep. Pete Hoekstra. Should Durant win the primary to oppose Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow will be “Step Four” in a string of pitched battles in GOP Senate contests won by tea party-backed conservatives against establishment candidates. In Indiana, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock defeated longtime Sen. Dick Lugar for renomination and in Nebraska, State Sen. Deb Fischer emerged atop two better-known officials. Most recently,...
  • U S Senate Candidates to Debate (Michigan)

    07/30/2012 2:17:05 PM PDT · by garyb · 7 replies
    WKAR-TV East Lansing ^ | 07-26-2012 | Jeanie Croope
    U.S. Senate Candidates to Debate on 'Off the Record' By JEANIE CROOPE The three Republican candidates running for Michigan’s U.S. Senate seat have agreed to do their one and only televised debate at WKAR-TV on Thursday, August 2, at 2 p.m. Pete Hoekstra, Clark Durant and Randall Hekman have agreed to a single moderator, no-rules format in a program to be anchored by senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. This special election-year edition of “Off the Record” will be broadcast by Michigan public television stations across the state as part of the “Off the Record” series. The 2 p.m. taping will...
  • GOP ex-Rep. Hoekstra: FBI, CIA should vet candidates’ citizenship (w/Video)

    05/30/2012 11:37:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 30, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    In an address to a Michigan Tea Party group in early May, former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) called for a government office to verify presidential candidates' citizenship and lamented Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) opposition to questioning President Obama on his birthplace. When asked about Obama's birthplace, Hoekstra said he wanted to see a three-person governmental panel check candidates' legal credentials to be president. "At any future election someone would have to walk into that office and prove that they meet the minimum qualifications to be president of the United States," he said, suggesting "an FBI person, maybe a CIA person...
  • Actress in controversial ad for Pete Hoekstra’s (Michigan) Senate campaign is ‘deeply sorry’

    02/17/2012 3:53:29 AM PST · by no dems · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Cutline ^ | February 16, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    An Asian-American actress who starred in the controversial ad produced by Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra's U.S. Senate campaign has apologized for her participation. "I am deeply sorry for any pain that the character I portrayed brought to my communities," Lisa Chan, the actress, wrote in a statement on her Facebook page; this role is not in any way representative of who I am." The ad, which ran statewide during the Super Bowl, features a young Asian woman riding a bike through a field of rice paddies and speaking broken English while thanking Hoekstra's opponent, Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, for her...
  • Michigan: Glenn tops Hoekstra in Senate debate straw poll

    10/02/2011 10:43:44 PM PDT · by AFA-Michigan · 2 replies
    Mid-Michigan Tea Party Forum | Oct. 3, 2011 | Mid-Michigan Tea Party Forum
    DeWITT, Mich. -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gary Glenn topped a straw poll of nearly 500 attendees following a candidates forum held Thursday night in DeWitt sponsored by three mid-Michigan Tea Party groups. Glenn said the results "are consistent with what I've experienced everywhere I've spoken the last six weeks, from Escanaba to St. Joe to Warren." "When Tea Party and other grassroots activists learn that Pete Hoekstra voted for the $850 billion Wall Street bailout, to raise the debt ceiling to $11 trillion, for earmarks like the $223 million Bridge to Nowhere, for the Brady Bill gun control law,...
  • Rep. Pete Hoekstra Says Administration Blocking Full Scope of Wikileaks Breach from Intel Committee

    12/09/2010 4:50:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/9/10 | John R. Parkinson
    Rep. Pete Hoekstra, the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told reporters Thursday afternoon that the Wikileaks data breach is the result of “a system that provided too many points of access” created in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and that the Obama Administration is working to keep the full scope of the breach from congressional oversight by the intelligence committee. (Snip) Hoekstra said that in past national security breaches, the intelligence committee is historically the first panel in Congress informed about the contents of a breach. But so far, according to Hoekstra,
  • GOP would review probe into CIA actions--Terrorist interrogations issue said to cause morale problem

    10/31/2010 7:24:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2010 | Eli Lake
    If Republicans on Tuesday win the majority of seats in the House, that body's intelligence panel is likely to give fresh oversight of the Obama administration's prosecution review of the CIA's enhanced interrogation program. Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the highest-ranking Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told The Washington Times last week that he would expect the next Republican chairman of the committee to hold hearings on how the threat of prosecutions has affected the CIA's morale. "I expect vigorous oversight of this administration now," Mr. Hoekstra said. "What has been the impact of [Attorney General...