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  • Coats is Clear

    05/05/2010 7:52:05 PM PDT · by rmlew · 6 replies · 298+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | May 5, 2010 | W. James Antle, III
    In Indiana's Republican primary for U.S. Senate, conservative insurgents got more votes than the GOP establishment. There was only one small problem: the party establishment had just one candidate in the race while the conservatives split their votes between four.
  • Coats leading; Stutzman, Hostettler splitting votes

    05/04/2010 4:55:43 PM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies · 608+ views
    WISH TV ^ | 05/04/10 | David Barras
    With half of the precincts reporting in the GOP Senate primary race, former Indiana senator Dan Coats is preparing to celebrate. Coats shot to an early lead and is holding strong while his opponents Marlin Stutzman and John Hostettler are splitting the rest of the votes. The Coats campaign has a small ballroom at the downtown Indianapolis Marriott hotel booked until midnight. Coats has already practiced his victory speech on the podium at the hotel. But the Republican Senate hopeful still has to beat four other candidates in Tuesday's primary election. State legislator Marlin Stutzman is said to have the...
  • Primary battle [Indiana Republican candidates give voters 'healthy civics lesson']

    04/30/2010 6:44:41 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies · 516+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/30/10 | Russ Pulliam
    Indiana has not enjoyed such a vigorous debate among conservatives in many years. In the lead-up to the Republican primary on Tuesday, Dan Coats, Marlin Stutzman, Don Bates Jr., John Hostettler, and Richard Behney have given Indiana voters a healthy civics lesson with their arguments over who should be the GOP contender in November for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Evan Bayh. Because of Bayh’s last-minute decision in February not to run for re-election, state Democratic Party officials had to scramble to find a candidate for next fall’s ballot and officially will select U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth...
  • Indiana: Hostettler Raised Just $37,000

    04/21/2010 4:05:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 240+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | April 21. 2010 | Greg Giroux
    Former Rep. John Hostettler (R-Ind.) is running for the Senate much like he ran for the House: heavy on the social-issue conservatism and light -- very light -- on campaign funds. Hostettler raised just $37,000 in the first quarter of 2010, according a filing in the Senate public records office, and began April with just $9,700. His first-quarter receipts amounted to less than a tenth of what front-running Republican Dan Coats raised and 1/17th of what presumptive Democratic nominee Brad Ellsworth raised. Unlike the way he handled his House campaigns, Hostettler is now accepting contributions from political action committees. But...
  • Can a Hoosier farmer produce another Massachusetts miracle for Republicans?

    02/20/2010 6:37:51 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 595+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2010 | Ken Tomlinson
    A notable buzz surrounded youthful Indiana State Sen. Marlin Stutzman as he was escorted around this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by activist Donna Weisner. “Back in Indiana, they say he’s our Scott Brown,” she said proudly. Stutzman supporters elatedly boasted news of a Rasmussen poll that gives Stutzman a ten-point lead over the likely Democrat nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Evan Bayh. All this is a stunning development for the young farmer and businessman who only four years ago was the youngest member of the Indiana legislature. In Washington power circles former Sen. Dan...
  • Hostettler not intimidated by Coats Says he won't step aside from GOP Senate campaign trail

    02/10/2010 8:21:36 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 15 replies · 1,004+ views
    Feb 7, 2010 11: 50 p.m. | Thomas B. Langhorne
    EVANSVILLE — John Hostettler has been wearing the tread off his tires crisscrossing the state to get signatures for his U.S. Senate campaign, and he can see no good reason to step aside for former Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind. Hostettler, a Republican who represented the 8th District in Congress for 12 years until his defeat in 2006, has watched over the past month as national and state Republicans tried to recruit first Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., and now Coats to challenge Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., this year. Coats' statement Wednesday that he had authorized supporters to begin gathering signatures to...
  • Pence not running against Bayh for Senate

    01/26/2010 9:11:13 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 84 replies · 1,683+ views
    Politico ^ | January 26, 2010 | Josh Kraushaar
    Despite a late recruitment push from the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) announced he won't be challenging Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) this year, and will instead seek re-election to the House. Republicans have grown increasingly bullish on their chances at winning Bayh's Indiana Senate seat in light of the worsening political environment for Democrats, but don't have a strong candidate willing to take him on — at least not yet. Pence led Bayh in a Rasmussen poll released yesterday, and Bayh polled under 50 percent against two other possible Republican challengers. Here's Pence's letter: Open Letter...
  • IN Sen: Hostettler to Challenge Bayh

    12/03/2009 12:44:53 PM PST · by oblomov · 27 replies · 1,030+ views
    Real Clear Politics/Time ^ | 3 December 2010 | Tom Bevan
    Former Republican Congresssman John Hostettler announced today he's launching a bid to challenge Indiana Senator Evan Bayh next year. Hostettler represented Indiana's 8th Congressional district for six terms from 1994 to 2006, eventually losing in a landslide to Democrat Brad Ellsworth.
  • Former GOP Rep.: Iraq War was revenge

    07/13/2008 4:37:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 275+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS, July 13 (UPI) -- The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was motivated by revenge for an assassination attempt former President George H.W. Bush, a former GOP member of Congress says. John Hostettler of Indiana also says the invasion was intended to aid Israel. Hostettler -- one of six House Republicans to vote against the 2002 resolution authorizing use of force in Iraq -- makes the claims in a new, self-published book, "Nothing for the Nation: Who Got What Out of Iraq," the Indianapolis Star reported Sunday. "It cannot be debated that toppling Saddam was accomplished by means of a...
  • Immigration wasn’t a winning platform

    11/20/2006 7:08:25 AM PST · by Dane · 104 replies · 1,316+ views
    Reading Eagle ^ | November 19, 2006
    Immigration wasn’t a winning platform The Issue: Illegal immigration proves to be less of an issue for the American public than many in Congress had thought. Our Opinion: It is time for Congress to devise a reasonable immigration-reform measure that meets the need for a more secure border and recognizes the importance of foreign nationals to our econ-omy. In a campaign miscalculation that proved fatal to several candi-dates, incumbents and challengers — most of them Republicans — found that the illegal-immigration issue wasn’t nearly as important to the American public as they had thought. Actually, illegal immigration trailed several issues...
  • Polls favors Ellsworth (Hostettler (R) down 15 points in IN-08)

    09/25/2006 11:31:01 AM PDT · by okstate · 26 replies · 1,315+ views
    Evansville Courier & Press ^ | 24 September 2006 | Thomas Langhorne
    Rep. John Hostettler trails his Democratic challenger, Brad Ellsworth, by 15 percentage points in a new poll commissioned by the Evansville Courier & Press. The poll of 603 registered voters in Indiana's 8th District shows Ellsworth with 47.4 percent of the vote compared with Hostettler's 31.8 percent. Undecided voters number 16.6 percent, and 4.1 percent refused to answer. Of those polled, 32.7 percent identified themselves as Republicans and a fractionally higher number, 33.5 percent, identified themselves as Democrats. The remainder were not affiliated with either major party. The poll, conducted Sept. 6-21 by Indiana State University's Sociology Research Lab, has...
  • Republicans vow to look into Border Patrol shootings case

    08/17/2006 5:46:50 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 9 replies · 592+ views
    AP - Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 17, 2006, | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    EL PASO — Republican congressmen said today they would call for an investigation into why two U.S. Border Patrol agents were prosecuted then convicted this year of shooting a drug-smuggling suspect and trying to cover it up. They were in El Paso for a House Judiciary Committee field hearing on immigration, one of about a dozen such hearings around the country this month. Indiana U.S. Rep. John Hostettler, a member of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims, pledged to take up the case of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. They were convicted in March on several...
  • American Legion Continues Push For Anti-ACLU Bill

    03/31/2006 10:15:53 PM PST · by freedom44 · 13 replies · 520+ views
    BPNews ^ | 3/31/06 | BPNews
    WASHINGTON (BP)--Indiana’s John Hostettler is trying for the fifth consecutive Congress to prevent the American Civil Liberties Union from receiving government funds when it succeeds at legal challenges to public expressions of religion. This year, the Republican representative has more hope than before thanks to the American Legion. The country’s largest veterans organization, with about three million members, has aggressively thrown its influence behind Hostettler’s bill, and the persistent congressman is encouraged at his proposal’s prospects. Hostettler’s measure, the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA), H.R. 2679, is designed to close what he considers a loophole in federal law that...
  • Hostettler: Illegal immigrants hurting US

    03/21/2006 7:33:51 AM PST · by robowombat · 19 replies · 1,137+ views
    Immigration News Daily ^ | March 21, 2006
    Hostettler: Illegal immigrants hurting US Stemming the tide of illegal immigration across U.S. borders is important to national security and causes a loss of jobs for American workers, U.S. Rep. John Hostettler said Monday during a town hall meeting in World Gospel Church in Terre Haute. "Illegal immigration hurts American workers. From 2000 to 2004, over half a million American jobs were lost. In 2004, there were more than half a million fewer native-born Americans employed than in 2000," said Hostettler, R-Blairsville, who is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee for Immigration, Border Security and Claims. "It was...
  • How Much Did the ACLU Get From YOU Today?

    03/03/2006 1:08:36 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 162+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 3/03/06 | Purple Mountains
    Under federal law, an attorney or an organization of attorneys that wins a civil rights case in a federal court can charge legal fees and collect damages from the losing defendant in the case. This includes cases of so-called “religious discrimination” under the “establishment” clause of our Constitution. This means that when the ACLU brings an action against a city or town that has allowed a crèche or an opening prayer or anything else that some disaffected atheist feels offends him, and wins the case, not only does the country lose another symbol of our heritage, but the city or...
  • Top Ten Most Endangered House Incumbents

    02/18/2006 4:34:05 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 220 replies · 4,407+ views
    Teagan Goddard's Political Wire ^ | February 16, 2006 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Writing in Roll Call, Stuart Rothenberg gives us his top ten list of most endangered House incumbents. All but one are Republicans. Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN) Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) Rep. Rob Simmons (R-CT) Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT) Rep. Mike Sodrel (R-IN) Rep. Clay Shaw (R-FL) Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL) He says it was a tough list to compile. "Many of the incumbents on this list have proven their political mettle before, and in normal circumstances, they wouldn’t be in all that much trouble. Others find themselves in...
  • H.R. 2679 - TAKES AWAY FINANCIAL INCENTIVE FROM ACLU !!!

    09/09/2005 8:31:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 66 replies · 3,388+ views
    thomas.loc.gov ^ | Friday, September 9, 2005
    Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 (Introduced in House) HR 2679 IH 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2679 To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by State and local officials that results from the threat that potential litigants may seek damages and attorney's fees. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 26, 2005 Mr. HOSTETTLER (for himself, Mr. WAMP, Mr. NORWOOD, Mr. JENKINS, Mr. PAUL, Mr. DOOLITTLE, Mr. SODREL, Mr. WELDON of Florida, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. BACHUS, Mr. PITTS, Mr. INGLIS of South Carolina, Mr....
  • Hostettler: No to storm aid

    09/09/2005 8:18:43 AM PDT · by jebanks · 19 replies · 1,508+ views
    Courier Press ^ | 9/9/05 | Mara Lee
    WASHINGTON - In an overwhelming bipartisan action, Congress approved a $51.8 billion hurricane relief package Thursday, but 8th District Rep. John Hostettler was one of the few no votes. The Senate passed the measure 97-0 and the House vote was 410-11. The bill, now headed to President Bush, includes $23.2 billion for housing aid and cash to storm victims. State and local governments are in line for $7.7 billion in reimbursement, and the measure includes $2,000 debit cards for families to use. Bush pledged to make it "easy and simple as possible" for uncounted, uprooted storm victims to collect food...
  • Federal Tax Withholding Act of 2005

    08/24/2005 12:25:18 PM PDT · by mosquitobite · 80 replies · 2,666+ views
    109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3409 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the withholding of income and social security taxes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 22, 2005 Mr. HOSTETTLER (for himself, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mrs. CUBIN, Mr. CANNON, Mr. TANCREDO, Mr. PENCE, Mr. FLAKE, Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, Mrs. JO ANN DAVIS of Virginia, and Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means -------------------------------------------- A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the...
  • House Passes Extreme Penalties For Some Who Use Guns In Self-Defense

    06/29/2005 2:03:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 192 replies · 3,683+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | June 28, 2005 | NA
    www.gunowners.orgJun 2005 House Passes Extreme Penalties For Some Who Use Guns In Self-Defense -- Bill could also make your hunting party a "criminal street gang" Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Tuesday, June 28, 2005 Let's assume that you and your family are on your way home from church. You have a gun in the glove compartment that is there for self-protection. After driving within 1,000 feet of a school (which is almost unavoidable), you stop by the grocery store to pick up a few items for lunch. As you are exiting your...
  • The New York Times Versus the People...Again

    06/23/2005 12:37:18 PM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 7 replies · 664+ views
    dansargis.org ^ | June 23, 2005 | Dan Sargis
      The New York Times Versus the People...AgainJune 23, 2005 When Congress finally does something, in a manner expressly provided for by the Constitution, how does the Times react?  They wrap their bias in judicial robes and cry “unconstitutional”.  Like all hyperactive children, the editorial staff at the Times lives in a self-created fantasy land.Not happy with Federal District Court Judge Richard Young’s ruling to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Gibson County Courthouse lawn in Princeton, Indiana, Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN.) introduced an amendment to an appropriations bill that would “prohibit funds in the Act from being used to...
  • Republican: Democrats Demonize Christians

    06/20/2005 3:32:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 1,441+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/05 | Andrew Taylor - AP
    WASHINGTON - A Republican congressman accused Democrats on Monday of "denigrating and demonizing Christians" by concluding there was religious intolerance at the U.S. Air Force Academy. During debate on a proposal by Democrats that would put Congress on record against "coercive and abusive religious proselytizing" at the academy, Rep. John Hostettler (news, bio, voting record), R-Ind., criticized Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and David Obey, D-Wis. "Like a moth to a flame, Democrats can't help themselves when it comes to denigrating and demonizing Christians," Hostettler said. Democrats leapt to their feet and demanded Hostettler be censured for his remarks. After a...
  • Conservative: Dems Demonize Christians

    06/20/2005 7:20:16 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 13 replies · 388+ views
    NewsMax/AP ^ | 6/20/05 | Limbacher
    The House passed a mammoth defense spending bill Monday evening, but only after a Republican congressman was forced to take back remarks accusing Democrats of "demonizing Christians." The rhetorical warfare came as the House considered a proposal by Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., to put Congress on record against "coercive and abusive religious proselytizing" at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Story Continues Below Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind., criticized Obey and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., who offered a similar condemnation of academy officials earlier this year on another bill. "Like a moth to a flame, Democrats can't help themselves when it comes to...
  • Congressman Wants to Stop ACLU Profit from First Amendment Cases

    06/09/2005 11:50:02 AM PDT · by HallowThisGround · 5 replies · 310+ views
    Opinion Times ^ | 6/7/05 | Jim Pfaff
    Congressman John Hostettler, R-IN, wants to remove the financial incentive organizations like the ACLU have to attack religious expression in the public square.CitizenLink--Representative John Hostettler, R-Ind., has teamed with the American Legion to prevent the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and others like them, from strong arming defendants. The Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 (PERA) would prohibit attorneys' fees from being collected in cases against the establishment of religion clause. . . . The legislation comes at a time when the ACLU is challenging the mention of "Jesus" in the Indiana legislature, the cross on the California state...
  • John Hostettler May Face Toughest Race Yet

    06/01/2005 6:31:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 1,300+ views
    WFIE TV ^ | June 1, 2005
    Vanderburg County Sheriff Brad Ellsworth Considering Running, Would Be Hostettler's Strongest Opponent To Date
  • (Sheriff) Ellsworth has eye on Hostettler (Bloody Eighth District, Indiana)

    06/02/2005 10:34:14 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 537+ views
    Evansville Courier Press ^ | 6-1-05 | John Martin
    Ellsworth has eye on Hostettler By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer June 1, 2005 One by one they've tried, and one by one they've failed. From Jon Jennings to Gail Riecken, from Jonathan Weinzapfel to Dr. Paul Perry, Democrats have continued to come up short in their attempts to oust Republican Rep. John Hostettler, R-Indiana. Can Vanderburgh County Sheriff Brad Ellsworth break Hostettler's hold on Indiana's 8th District? Or will he join the growing list of Democratic contenders who entered the race with high hopes, only to have them dashed on election night? Ellsworth on Tuesday took a...
  • Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 (FREEPERS stop taxpayer funding of ACLU)

    05/31/2005 11:46:40 AM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 115 replies · 3,495+ views
    Thomas - Legislative Information for the Public ^ | May 26, 2005 | Rep. Hostettler, John N.
      GPO's PDF Display Congressional Record References Bill Summary & Status Printer Friendly Display - 2,455 bytes.[Help] XML Display[Help]     Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 (Introduced in House)  HR 2679 IH   109th CONGRESS   1st Session H. R. 2679 To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by State and local officials that results from the threat that potential litigants may seek damages and attorney's fees. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES    May 26, 2005   Mr. HOSTETTLER (for himself, Mr. WAMP,...
  • Bill to take profit out of anti-religion suits

    05/08/2005 7:15:29 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 27 replies · 832+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 7, 2005 | Unknown
    An Indiana congressman plans to curb the ACLU's appetite for filing suits targeting religion in the public square by introducing a bill that denies plaintiff attorneys the right to collect attorneys fees in such cases. Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind., is expected to file his measure next week to amend the Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. Section 1988, to prohibit prevailing parties from being awarded attorneys fee in religious establishment cases, but not in other civil rights filings. "Every other civil right case, there is some injury to somebody," American Legion attorney Rees Lloyd of Banning, California,...
  • Immigration hurts American workers, lawmaker says (John Hostettler)

    05/05/2005 4:00:53 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 16 replies · 535+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/5/2005 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Washington - Lawmakers looking to reduce immigration turned their attention Wednesday to the slow job market, highlighting two studies concluding that newly arrived immigrants have filled all net U.S. jobs created since 2000.Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee panel on immigration and border security, called the results astounding and said immigration - legal and illegal - was hurting American workers.The study results were sharply disputed by other experts, but even supporters of immigration in both parties found themselves on the defensive over continuing large flows of undocumented workers across the U.S. border with Mexico.
  • Rep. Hostettler to Introduce Concealed Carry Bill this Week [Nationwide Reciprocity]

    03/08/2005 4:10:26 PM PST · by glock rocks · 44 replies · 1,128+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 8 March 2005 | G.O.A.
    Rep. Hostettler to Introduce Concealed Carry Bill this Week-- Please urge your Rep. to cosponsor his bill Gun Owners of America8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Tuesday, March 8, 2005 Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN) will soon be reintroducing his national reciprocity bill that protects the right of citizens to carry their firearms into other states. Hostettler's language has a huge advantage over other reciprocity-type bills in that it does not punish states for being too pro-gun. His bill would not penalize citizens from states like Alaska and Vermont, because his proposal doesn't require a citizen to first...
  • Federal Judge Orders Removal of Ten Commandments - Aaarrrgh!

    02/22/2005 8:10:01 PM PST · by Liberty Wins · 44 replies · 948+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | 2-22-05 | Tony Perkins
    In the latest judicial attack on the Ten Commandments, a federal judge ordered a monument containing the Commandments removed from the lawn of the Gibson County courthouse in Indiana. The monument was placed there by the local Elks lodge in 1956 as a part of a national campaign to check the rising number of delinquent youth. While being carted off to jail for abetting public indecency, a strip club owner said the display caused him "irreparable harm," so he decided to enlist the aid of the ACLU to have the monument removed. Long story short, on January 31 Southern District...
  • Web site's phony stories create headaches

    11/22/2004 1:51:00 PM PST · by LouAvul · 39 replies · 3,117+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-22-04
    WASHINGTON (SH) - Josh Whicker is a 29-year-old middle-school teacher with a taste for the absurd and a talent for writing. He also has been the source of a bit of a headache for the office of Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind. Whicker - whose year-old Hoosier Gazette Web site spoofs Indiana news by, well, making it up - created a doozy last week with a fictitious story claiming that Hostettler had proposed changing the name of Interstate 69 because of the number's sexual connotations. Hostettler, Whicker wrote under the phony byline of August Wayne, wanted to change the name to...
  • Hostettler mounting campaign to change the name of Interstate 69

    11/19/2004 5:53:55 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 66 replies · 3,442+ views
    Hoosier Gazette ^ | Nov. 19, 2004 | Austin Wayne
    Hostettler mounting campaign to change the name of Interstate 69            By August Wayne, THG NewsJohn Hostettler, the Congressman representing the 8th district of Indiana, has been convinced by local religious groups to introduce legislation in the House that would change the name of an Interstate 69 extension to a more moral sounding number.There are plans to extend the interstate from Indianapolis through southwestern Indiana all the way through Texas into Mexico in the coming years.  While most believe this highway will be good for the state’s economy, religious conservatives believe “I-69” sounds too risqué and want to change the...
  • Life In the "Bloody 8th" (Dem Whines About GOP Ad tying him to Moveon.org -who gave him $140K)

    10/20/2004 11:58:35 AM PDT · by crushkerry · 6 replies · 752+ views
    Tribune-Star (IN) ^ | 10/20/04 | Sue Loughlin
    The "Bloody Eighth" is living up to its reputation as Democratic challenger Jon Jennings and incumbent Congressman John Hostettler trade barbs over a recent political ad paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee. Eighth-district House candidate Jennings conducted a news conference Monday calling for the "disgusting and despicable personal attack ad" to be taken off the air. The ad is based on MoveOn.org's endorsement of Jennings' candidacy. It begins by saying, "In an already hateful election, MoveOn.org made it worse. MoveOn.org posted an ad comparing President Bush to Adolph Hitler. Now, they've endorsed Jon Jennings for Congress. "They're the...
  • List of Republicans voting against Marriage amendment

    09/30/2004 5:25:26 PM PDT · by wdkeller · 23 replies · 1,451+ views
    9/23/04 | Me
    In case you haven't heard, the Marriage amendment got shot down in the house: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,134134,00.htmlHere's the Republicans voting Nay: Bass Biggert Bono Castle Cox Dreier Foley Frelinghuysen Gerlach Gibbons Gilchrest Greenwood Hobson Hostettler Houghton Johnson (CT) Kirk Knollenberg Kolbe Leach McInnis Ose Paul Pryce (OH) Sanders Shays Simmons Here's the republicans not voting: Boehlert Cannon Diaz-Balart, L. Diaz-Balart, M. Dunn Hunter Nethercutt Ros-Lehtinen Tauzin Be sure to contact these people & show your appreciation. Here's the list of Dems voting FOR: Berry Bishop (GA) Boucher Boyd Carson (OK) Chandler Cooper Costello Cramer Davis (AL) Davis (TN) Edwards Etheridge Ford Gordon...
  • New GOP gay-ban tactics Court powers could be taken away, says majority leader

    07/18/2004 7:35:18 PM PDT · by paltz · 57 replies · 1,543+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2004 | Jonathan E. Kaplan
    Realizing that a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage faces little chance of passing soon, if ever, House Republicans yesterday discussed alternative approaches, including stripping federal courts of jurisdiction over the issue, passing a federal law to define marriage and using the appropriations process to ban gay marriage in Washington. All the legislative action on gay marriage is currently in the Senate, but the House GOP is rapidly developing its own tactics. Leaders will take their first step next week when they take up Rep. John Hostettler’s (R-Ind.) “jurisdiction stripping” bill. This would bar federal courts from hearing lawsuits related to...
  • Bill to bar court review of Defense of Marriage Act advances in House

    07/16/2004 6:59:16 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 32 replies · 908+ views
    The House Judiciary Committee has passed a measure that would strip federal courts of jurisdiction over the federal Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA, as it's called, defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman under federal law and says states don't have to recognize gay marriages performed in other states. A Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution was blocked in the Senate Wednesday, although supporters said it was needed to stop federal courts from ruling DOMA unconstitutional. But Indiana Congressman John Hostettler (HOH'-stet-lur) notes that the Constitution gives Congress the power to remove issues -- in this...
  • House Judiciary Committee Approves State Marriage Protection Legislation

    07/14/2004 1:37:11 PM PDT · by weegee · 18 replies · 701+ views
    usnewswire.com ^ | 7/14/2004 4:10:00 PM | no byline
    To: National Desk Contact: Jeff Lungren or Terry Shawn, 202-225-2492, both of the House Committee on the Judiciary WASHINGTON, July 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a 21-to-13 margin legislation that would ensure States continue to decide state marriage policy. H.R. 3313, introduced by Rep. John Hostettler (R-Ind.) and amended today by the Committee, removes the federal courts' jurisdiction to hear cases involving the provision in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that allows States to decide whether to legally recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses. Article III, Section 2, clause 2 of the Constitution...
  • Gay Marriage on House Agenda Before Presidential Election

    07/07/2004 3:51:26 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 24 replies · 1,083+ views
    AP ^ | 7-7-04 | Mary Dalrymple
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders who were once unenthusiastic about President Bush's call for a constitutional amendment against recognizing gay marriages now say they plan to bring the idea to a vote just before next November's election. Senate Republicans want to force votes on the amendment in the next two weeks, just before Democrats convene to nominate Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as their candidate to unseat Bush. Also in July, the House plans to debate a measure that would give state courts rather than certain federal ones jurisdiction of gay marriage cases. "We feel like marriage is under attack....
  • Constitution Provides Key to Protecting Marriage

    Constitution Provides Key to Protecting Marriage By Rep. John Hostettler Bowing to the demands of four unelected members of its state supreme court, Massachusetts recently began issuing marriage licenses to men who want to marry men, women who want to wed women. As other states and municipalities follow Massachusetts’ lead, this cultural battle will inevitably end up in federal court. And unless action is taken, it’s probably just a matter of time before a federal judge rules that homosexual “marriages” should be recognized nationwide. As we’ve seen in decisions ranging from abortion to the public expression of religion, judges clearly...
  • Constitution Provides Key to Protecting Marriage

    05/27/2004 6:34:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 203+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/27/04 | U.S. Rep. John Hostettler
    "The ultimate arbiter [of the Constitution] is the people of the Union..." - Thomas Jefferson, 1823 Bowing to the demands of four unelected members of its state supreme court, Massachusetts recently began issuing marriage licenses to men who want to marry men, women who want to wed women. As other states and municipalities follow Massachusetts' lead, this cultural battle will inevitably end up in federal court. And unless action is taken, it's probably just a matter of time before a federal judge rules that homosexual "marriages" should be recognized nationwide. As we've seen in decisions ranging from abortion to the...
  • Congressman Hostettler detained at Louisville airport with loaded handgun

    04/20/2004 10:54:31 AM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 112 replies · 252+ views
    WTHR ^ | 04/20/04 | WTHR-TV
    Congressman Hostettler detained at airport after handgun found Louisville, Kentucky, April 20 (AP) -- Indiana Congressman John Hostettler was detained briefly at a security checkpoint at Louisville International Airport Tuesday morning after a handgun was found in his briefcase. Hostettler was on his way to Washington, D.C. A spokesman for the southern Indiana Republican says the congressman took a later flight. Spokesman Michael Jahr said Hostettler forgot that he had the handgun in his briefcase. He said Hostettler had a permit for the gun. He had a loaded nine milimeter Glock pistol in his briefcase. Jahr didn't know how long...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Congress Should Stand Up to Federal Courts

    08/29/2003 7:50:25 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 16 replies · 324+ views
    Schlafly Columns ^ | 08-27-03 | Schlafly, Phyllis
    Phyllis Schlafly Aug. 27, 2003 Federal court decisions about the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments, and the specter raised in Lawrence v. Texas that marriage may no longer be defined as the union of a man and a woman, show that the time has come to curb the Imperial Judiciary. Not only did one federal judge overturn a nearly 60 percent majority of California voters who passed Proposition 187 in 1994, but another single federal judge in Sacramento is at this moment threatening to cancel the California recall election! Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Papers 78, 81...
  • Rep. John Hostettler, R-IN, Called "A Hero in the House"

    08/05/2003 8:01:21 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 259+ views
    WND.com ^ | 08-05-03 | Farah, Joseph
    A hero in the House Posted: August 5, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com I don't get excited about politicians very often. To do so usually leads to disappointment. But I'm excited about Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind., and the work he is doing to hold our federal courts accountable and restore some semblance of constitutional government to our system. He is responsible recently for introducing amendments to a House appropriations bill that would withhold funding for the enforcement of the federal court decision to remove the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Supreme Court building and for the removal of...
  • Bill Would Empower Police to Arrest Deportation Absconders

    08/05/2003 7:48:39 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 4 replies · 282+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 5, 2003 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Chairman John Hostettler’s (R.-Ind.) House Subcommittee on Immigration will hold a hearing on the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act (CLEAR) in September, making it one of the few pieces of immigration enforcement legislation that may get a vote on the House floor in this Congress. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Charlie Norwood (R.-Ga.), would make it easier for local law enforcement agencies to enforce some immigration laws and reimburse them for the cost of doing so. "Miguel Angelo Gordoba is a child molester and illegally in our country. In August 2001, he finished a four-year sentence at...
  • Indiana: The roots of conservatism are moral conviction

    09/02/2002 3:49:32 AM PDT · by carpio · 65 replies · 714+ views
    True principled stands are so rare in Congress as to be news worthy. http://Indiana's John Hostettler/ecp/news/article/0,1626,ECP_734_1363000,00.html
  • URGENT CALL TO ACTION -- CONTACT CONGRESSMAN HOSTETTLER TODAY!

    03/26/2002 2:24:25 PM PST · by M.K. Borders · 6 replies · 239+ views
    NRAILA ^ | 26 March, 2002 | NRA Institute for Legislative Action
    URGENT CALL TO ACTION -- CONTACT CONGRESSMAN HOSTETTLER TODAY! Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners by stopping reckless lawsuits against the firearms and ammunition industry which attempt to hold them civilly liable for the criminal actions of others. In dozens of cities across the country, anti-gun big city mayors and liberal trial lawyers are teaming up to destroy the firearms industry through the courts and blame violence on gun and ammo makers rather than criminals. H.R. 2037 WILL STOP THESE JUNK LAWSUITS IN THEIR TRACKS. THAT`S WHY IT`S CRITICAL THAT...