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  • Democrat Apologizes for 'Orthodox Jew' Slur at J Street Event

    03/24/2015 1:20:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    inn ^ | 3/24/15 | Ari Yashar
    Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) was forced to apologize on Tuesday, after attacking a political opponent for being an "Orthodox Jew" at a radical leftist J Street conference. At the conference, Schakowsky negatively painted Joel Pollak, her opponent in 2010 elections, by highlighting the fact that he is a religious Jew - a choice of words that the crowd responded to by booing Pollak. In her comments, she criticized Pollak for being a "Jewish, Orthodox, Tea Party Republican." The remarks can be seen in the following video, with the specific reference to Pollak starting at 52 seconds in.
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • Dems give Israeli ambassador earful over Netanyahu speech

    02/04/2015 11:51:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 2:45 PM EST | Donna Cassata and Charles Babington
    In a sometimes heated meeting with Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., several House Democrats expressed anger Wednesday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of a Republican invitation to address Congress next month. Some of the seven lawmakers—all of whom are Jewish and strong supporters of Israel—urged the prime minister to postpone the speech or hold it somewhere other than Congress, participants said. They told Ambassador Ron Dermer that Netanyahu was unwise to accept a GOP invitation that bypassed President Barack Obama, and to schedule the speech only two weeks before Netanyahu seeks another term in Israel’s elections. The meeting’s purpose...
  • GOP simmers while Dems look for 'big' immigration action from Obama

    11/20/2014 12:51:29 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Congressional Republicans seethed while Democrats were cautiously excited on eve of President Obama's big announcement about his plans to ease deportation laws for millions of people living here illegally. “I’m looking for big!" Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., told the Washington Examiner, when asked what she hoped Obama would say in a prime time address on Thursday. “What we are hearing is it will be five million people who are now not going to be deported. That’s keeping families together, and that’s huge in my district.” The president plans to make significant changes to U.S. immigration policy when he announces his...
  • 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...
  • Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy

    01/06/2014 5:41:54 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-6-2014 | Alana Goodman
    January 6, 2014 Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy Alana Goodman The representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist was denied a visa by the State Department after being invited by congressional Democrats to discuss drone strikes.Mohammad Al Ahmady, the Yemen director for Geneva-based NGO Al Karama, was expected to brief Reps. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.), Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), and Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) the morning of the Nov. 19, according to press release from Grayson’s office.Ahmady, who also serves as a top official in an...
  • Amid Obamacare controversies, states keep up Medicaid debate

    10/31/2013 9:28:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Stephanie Condon
    At a congressional hearing Wednesday, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., a steadfast supporter of the Affordable Care Act, reminded her Republican colleagues that the health care law is here to stay. "You know, I want to say to my colleagues after a three-and-a-half year campaign to repeal, to discredit, to even shut down the government over Obamacare, I want to say: get over it," Schakowsky said during the hearing investigating the botched HealthCare.gov rollout. It's true, as the administration likes to point out, that Obamacare was signed into law three years ago and has survived the Supreme Court and a presidential...
  • Democrats downplay significance of ObamaCare website problems

    10/23/2013 3:14:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 23, 2013 | Elise Viebeck
    House Democrats downplayed the significance of problems facing ObamaCare's enrollment system after their first post-rollout meeting with administration officials. Democratic lawmakers appeared upbeat after leaving a presentation from Gary Cohen, a key figure in ObamaCare's implementation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). "We didn't work our hearts out for a website," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), quoting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "The route in, that's a technical issue that we think is being solved," Schakowsky said. There was also no discussion of delaying ObamaCare's individual mandate, according to members — a possibility that's been floated...
  • Rangel says police tightened his handcuffs at immigration arrest

    10/12/2013 9:48:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 10/11/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rtightened his handcuffs. “I thought I’d be treated better ep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said police who arrested him Tuesday by the Capitol Police than I was,” Rangel said on FOX Business Network Friday. Rangel was one of several Democratic lawmakers arrested by U.S. Capitol Police at an immigration reform rally on the National Mall. “I think they were trying to help me, but the cuffs were so tight that when I said loosen up the cuffs — and I wasn’t cursing then — in an attempt to loosen it up, one of the rookie cops actually tightened it,” he said....
  • House Dem: Fast-Food Wage Doubling Would Create ‘Millions of Jobs’

    09/01/2013 9:13:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 30, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    A House Democrat who joined striking fast-food workers in Illinois yesterday said the American economy needs doubled wages for the restaurant workers. “This gets to the heart of our economic problem in this country which is income inequality. And yes, those arches are made of gold for people like CEO Donald Thompson who makes over $13.7 million in his pay package last year. But I met fast food workers today at McDonald’s who have been working there for a decade and still making $8.50 an hour,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said on MSNBC. “You cannot live on that kind of...
  • Rep. Schakowsky: ‘Our Survival as a Species is Dependent on Women Taking Charge’

    05/13/2013 4:53:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 13, 2013 | Eric Scheiner
    “Our survival as a species is dependent on women taking charge,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) told a gathering at a campaign fundraiser earlier this month. She made the comment before introducing Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund … “I really do believe that we are at a tipping point from which there could be no turning back—a turning point that the traditional male hierarchy of the world ignores at their own peril. A peril that puts us all in the unacceptable danger—actually of extinction, so let us begin the era of the woman.” …
  • Boorish Bashir Strikes Again: Americans Prefer 'Gonorrhea' To Congress

    04/26/2013 6:29:14 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 26, 2013 | Mark Finkelstein
    What is it with Martin Bashir and his proclivity to strut salacious language with women guests? A couple of months ago, we noted the MSNBC host claiming to guest Karen Finney that Marco Rubio, in his questioning of a hearing witness, was seeking to show that he had "very strong testicles." This evening, taking things a vulgar step further, Bashir told another Dem woman that Americans so detest Congress that they "would rather contract gonorrhea" than show respect for that institution. View the video here.
  • (Liberal Racism) Democrat Jan Schakowsky Strikes Back at Dr. Ben Carson for Prayer Breakfast Speech

    02/16/2013 9:02:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 11, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>It sure didn’t take long for Democrats to strike back at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast remarks made by Dr. Benjamin Carson that took a conservative tack and criticized the national debt and current fiscal tax-and-spend policy.</p> <p>On a CNN on Sunday, Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky accused Dr. Carson of hypocrisy, saying he actually used political correctness — which he had denounced in his speech — for his personal gain.</p>
  • 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...
  • Rep. Schakowsky Says She's ‘Unaware’ hat Obamacare Reg Requires Offering Free Sterilizations

    07/25/2012 5:39:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/25/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D.-Ill.) said she was “unaware” that the preventive services regulation that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued under the Obamacare law requires health care plans to offer free sterilizations to girls as young as their teens. However, back in March, Schakowsky did acknowledge that the mandate offers sterilizations free of charge to college-age women, stressing that the HHS rules were designed to “protect the health of women, women of all ages.” The HHS regulation, which takes effect on Aug. 1, requires nearly all health care plans in the United States to provide, without
  • Dem Rep: Now Let's Unionize Doctors

    06/28/2012 8:39:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | June 28 2012 | breitbart.com/
    "In Israel, when doctors went on strike, health outcomes were better. Though I'm not advocating that." - Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
  • Schakowsky [D-IL] Disgraces American Flag at Gay Pride Parade

    06/26/2012 8:23:03 AM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Rebel Pundit
    On Sunday, June 24, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) marched in Chicago’s annual Gay Pride Parade. Congresswoman Schakowsky informed me this was about the 30th time she has attended the event. After speaking with the congresswoman briefly about the incident at the White House last week, that involved invited gay rights activist who photographed themselves giving a painting of President Ronald Reagan the middle finger, I noticed a large American flag displayed prominently on the front of her float. One problem with Jan’s show of patriotism during the extravagant parade of LGBT pride, however, was that Congresswoman Schakowsky’s display of...
  • Kathleen Vinehout endorses Tom Barrett

    05/28/2012 10:23:34 AM PDT · by bsdsan · 1 replies
    Past loser Kathleen Vinehout endorses future loser Tom Barrett. With all the Amens, it was white western Wisconsin democrats trying to be like their Georgia brethren. Where is Kathleen Falk? She is probably off picking blueberries with Jan Schakowsky. BTW ... I hate my accent. It is so annoying.
  • 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...
  • Schakowsky: Trayvon Killing 'Modern-Day Lynching' (audio)

    03/31/2012 7:10:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | March 31, 2012
    On Thursday's Ed Schultz Radio Show, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, heated up the rhetoric surrounding the Trayvon Martin case by calling it "A Modern-Day Lynching"
  • ShoreBank Scandal Fallout: Fines, Suspension, Supervision for College Illinois Fund Adviser

    01/24/2012 5:47:05 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    B G ^ | Jan 13th 2012
    Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Alvin Boutte, Jr., the adviser who encouraged the state to invest in Democrats’ beloved ShoreBank as it was failing, has agreed to pay a fine, to have his securities license suspended, and to work under “heightened supervision” in the securities industry for the next year. The ShoreBank scandal erupted in 2010 as Chicago Democrats, particularly Rep. Jan Schakowsky, tried to bail out the bank using any means necessary–whether federal, state, or private money. The bank’s closure was delayed several times–evidence, critics charged, of preferential treatment from the Obama administration. Eventually, under pressure from the Tea...
  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky: “You Don’t Deserve To Keep All Your Money”

    09/14/2011 8:55:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Heritage ^ | 9/14/11 | Brandon Stewart
    In a interview with Chicago’s Don Wade & Roma radio show this morning, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky claimed that Americans aren’t entitled to all of their own money. Toward the end of a wide-ranging interview, the hosts played a clip from this week’s Republican Presidential Debate where California teenager Tyler Hinsley asked, “Of every dollar that I earn, how much do you think I deserve to keep?” Co-host Don Wade asked Schakowsky to answer the same question. After some initial back-and-forth, she replied, “I’ll put it this way, you don’t deserve to keep all of it. It’s not a question of...
  • (Obamaville Democrat) Schakowsky: Americans don't deserve to keep all of their money

    09/14/2011 6:30:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 105 replies · 1+ views
    CHICAGO (WLS) - A lot of reaction Wednesday morning to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's interview with Don Wade and Roma. Schakowsky said that Americans don't deserve to keep all of their money because we need taxes to support our society. “I’ll put it this way. You don’t deserve to keep all of it and it’s not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together. And there are many things that we decide to do together like have our national security. Like have police and fire. What about the people that work at...
  • Dem Congresswoman: "You Don't Deserve To Keep All" Of Your Money (audio)

    09/14/2011 9:23:45 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 51 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 14, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    “I’ll put it this way, you don’t deserve to keep all of it. It’s not a question of deserving, because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together," Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) told the Don Wade & Roma show on WLS-AM. "I think you need to pay your fair share for things we've decided are our national priorities," Schakowsky added.
  • Liberals outline stimulus agenda in 'Contract for the American Dream'

    08/10/2011 7:21:06 AM PDT · by clove · 23 replies
    Hill News Alerts ^ | 08/09/11 01:00 PM ET | Erik Wasson
    Liberal organizations and unions are frustrated that President Obama has not aggressively pushed a new jobs stimulus agenda, and they are offering up a consolidated fall agenda for Democrats to embrace as an alternative to austerity. Representatives of MoveOn.org, Rebuild the Dream and the Center for Economic Policy and Research joined Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) on Tuesday to launch a progressive “Contract for the American Dream” to urge the administration and Congress to turn away from budget cutting and focus on job creation.
  • AMERICANS TOO STUPID To Understand Debt Ceiling?

    07/19/2011 12:25:47 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    www.glennbeck.com ^ | Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 3:15 PM EDT | Glenn Beck
    Are Americans too stupid to understand the debt ceiling? That’s what one Congressowoman said – and then moments later she couldn’t explain it herself! Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky said that the federal government will stop paying the check if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, but at the same time said that there is a trust fund set up with enough money to pay Social Security through 2037. “It’s a pay‑as‑you‑go but we also have a trust fund. If you don’t have a pay‑as‑you‑go, then use a trust fund,” Pat explained. But when the reporter interviewing Schakowsky asked why Washington won’t...
  • Jan Schakowsky (D, IL): SEALs are criminals!

    05/16/2011 7:34:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | May 16, 2011 | Moe Lane
    Rep. Schakowsky, attempting to explain why photos of the military operation that killed Osama bin Laden would not be released, had this to say: “These are pictures of a violent crime scene. This is a dead person. A dead Osama bin Laden,” she said. Now, I will readily grant that normally a statement like this should be subject to Occam’s Razor. The simplest way to explain the problems with the first sentence* would be to simply postulate that the person who uttered it is a semi-literate buffoon who is so unthinkingly programmed to parrot outworn and exploded progressive agitprop that...
  • J-Street defends the indefensible

    04/01/2011 11:19:41 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 1, 2011 | Joel Mowbray
    Our occasional correspondent Joel Mowbray (jdmowbra@erols.com) reports: J-Street suffered a humiliating defeat yesterday on Capitol Hill -- which means Israel scored an important victory. The George Soros-funded "pro-Israel" group inexplicably mobilized its machinery to oppose a bipartisan letter that merely called on President Obama to pressure the Palestinian Authority to end its longstanding practice of inciting its people to commit terrorism against the Jewish state. Even in a town where tin-eared stupidity is commonplace, essentially protecting the PA's ability to encourage violence against its Jewish neighbors is jaw-dropping. The straightforward letter, authored by Reps. Steve Rothman (D-NJ) and Steve Austria...
  • Dem Rep. Schakowsky: US A "Banana Republic" Without Wealth Redistribution (video)

    12/20/2010 8:58:23 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 32 replies · 2+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 20, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "Who pays? Who is going to benefit, who is going to suffer?," Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) wonders. Well, first of all, I think it has to be acknowledged as a problem so that when people look at solutions they ask 'how are we distributing those benefits?' And that hasn't come up much in conversation. What we have to say is that 'our nation has to, for the sake of the economy and for the sake of a real democracy, not go further in the direction of a banana republic.' Where you have some rich families that really benefit and that's...
  • Why Doesn't Everyone Know Jan Schakowsky's Husband Wrote ObamaCare in Jail?

    10/31/2010 2:24:22 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 11 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2010 | Stella Paul
    Why Doesn't Everyone Know Jan Schakowsky's Husband Wrote ObamaCare in Jail? By Stella Paul I know who's got my vote for the cutest couple since Bonnie and Clyde. It's the larcenous lovebirds from Chicago: Jan Schakowsky, the most far-left member of Congress, and her bank robber husband, Robert Creamer, who wrote Obamacare in jail. What a romance! She waited as he served time for sixteen counts of bank fraud, selflessly devoting herself to trying to impeach Dick Cheney and to showering federal funds on her biggest, most ethically challenged contributors. And he persevered inside the graybar hotel, aflame with the...
  • (Video) Schakowsky Urges Dems to Intimidate Voters: Oct. 18, 2010

    10/20/2010 2:29:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/20/10 | PollakForCongress
    On Monday night, my opponent Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) delivered this speech to Democrats at a restaurant in Chicago–with U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias and Governor Pat Quinn in attendance
  • Congresswoman Calls for Repealing Hyde Amendment; Backs Assertion That Abortion is Safer...

    09/30/2010 4:49:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/30/2010 | Nicholas Ballasy
    (CNSNews.com) -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion except in certain cases, should be repealed, and also said “there’s no evidence” that increasing access to abortion services encourages people to get abortions. At an event on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Rights to call for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, CNSNews.com asked Rep. Schakowsky, “So, increasing access to abortion, you think, does not encourage some people to get abortions?” Rep. Schakowsky said, “No, there’s no evidence of that around the world, where access to abortion is more available...
  • Jan Schakowsky – Yet Another Socialist (Marxist) in Congress

    08/17/2010 7:54:00 AM PDT · by unspun · 11 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 17, 2010 | Trevor Loudon
    Several current or recent members of Congress, including Neil Abercrombie, Mary Jo Kilroy, Jerry Nadler and Bob Filner have close ties to America's largest marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America. Another to add to the growing list is Jan Schakowsky. The Illinois Democrat, a member of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus, has been close to D.S.A., or its preceding organization, the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee since the 1970s. Schakowsky was recruited to help with the famous Chicago Grape Boycott by a young United Farm Workers union leader named Eliseo Medina. A lifelong socialist, Medina is today executive vice president...
  • Liberals try to bring back public option for health care, citing potential savings

    07/22/2010 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/21/2010 | Noam N. Leavy
    WASHINGTON - At a time when both political parties are worrying about the federal deficit, an unexpected and unorthodox proposal is coming back from the shadows of last year's health-care debate the "public option." The idea of creating a major government health insurance program was roundly rejected last year, but the 128 House Democrats pushing to reconsider the idea are now advancing the argument that it would help hold down federal spending. Their bill, which faces long odds, would allow Americans who do not get insurance at work to choose a government plan for their health coverage starting in 2014....
  • Too Green To Fail?

    05/21/2010 5:38:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 316+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 21, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Scandal: Sometimes banks are too small to fail, such as when they are in the president's hometown, deal with the president's friends and serve the president's agenda. Or should we perhaps say too connected to fail? ShoreBank's Web site boasts: "Van Jones saves at ShoreBank so his money fights for green jobs just like he does." It proudly notes, "According to former Vice President Al Gore, 'Van Jones demonstrates conclusively that the best solutions for the survivability of our planet are also the best solutions for everyday Americans.' " That may tell us all we need to know about ShoreBank...
  • Reform Repeal Is Just Child's Play

    03/25/2010 5:55:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 698+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Repeal: Some say trying to repeal ObamaCare is a futile dream once people get used to its benefits, such as covering kids with pre-existing conditions. Once before, government was slapped down. It can be done. Entitlements can be addictive, and it's certainly the purpose of this administration to make as many Americans as possible as dependent on government as possible. That's partly why a health care bill put student loans under the Department of Education. The government needed the revenues, but it also needed the power over yet another class of citizens. Unlike Medicare and Social Security, this nationalization of...
  • Question: Is it possible to defeat the vile Jan Schakowsky in the 9th here in Chicago?

    02/24/2010 8:41:49 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 7 replies · 362+ views
    HillBuzz blog ^ | February 24, 2010 | HillBuzz
    Question: Is it possible to defeat the vile Jan Schakowsky (wife of a felon) in the 9th Congressional race here in Chicago? One of our must-reads every day is Atlas Shrugs and the wildly entertaining Pamela Geller, who today endorsed Joel Pollak for the 9th Congressional race here in Chicago, where Pollak plans on taking down one of the most vile and corrupt members of the House, Jan Schakowsky (the wife of convicted felon Robert Creamer, who wrote Dr. Utopia’s Healthcare Rationing strategy while in prison for bank fraud and check kiting). Schakowsky is truly one of the worst human...
  • Was Democrats’ Health Care Strategy Written In Federal Prison?--

    12/07/2009 2:21:01 PM PST · by opentalk · 60 replies · 2,486+ views
    Big government breitbart ^ | Dec 7th 2009 | Joel B. Pollak
    ....The plot thickens. Rep. Schakowsky’s husband, Robert Creamer, used to be the leader of Citizen Action/Illinois. He also founded its predecessor, Illinois Public Action, in which Ms. Schakowsky served as Program Director. He runs a political consulting firm, the Strategic Consulting Group, which lists ACORN and the SEIU among its clients and which made $541,000 working for disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Creamer resigned from Citizen Action/Illinois after the FBI began investigating him for bank fraud and tax evasion at Illinois Public Action. He was convicted in 2006 and sentenced to five months in federal prison in Terre Haute,...
  • Video: The Single Payer Bunch

    10/28/2009 2:50:41 PM PDT · by careyb · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | 10/28/09 | Verum Serum
    The lies exposed.
  • What the Left Really Pledges Allegiance To (Great Analysis of Socialism vs. Patriotism)

    10/07/2009 5:13:35 AM PDT · by FrontPageMag.com · 9 replies · 595+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | October 7, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    Democratic Socialist Jan Schakowsky never heard Obama utter anti-American rhetoric. Honest. As the Olympics head to Rio, unemployment edges toward ten percent, and Tehran barrels toward a nuclear weapon, the Left continues its "Question the Patriotism of Conservatives" tour '09. In one of the more unlikely scenarios of recent television history, MSNBC's "The Ed Show" compared President Obama's perpetual criticism of his country favorably against Rush Limbaugh. The episode was outstanding for its audacity and the light it shed on where the Left really pledges its allegiance. Shortly after slamming conservatives' "lack of patriotism" and insisting opposition to Obama’s...
  • Proof Positive the Public Option Will Lead to Single Payer ( VIDEO )

    10/05/2009 5:40:29 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 482+ views
    You tube 1 minute 58 seconds ^ | 2008, 2009 | Verum Serum
    Some of these I haven't yet seen, and I've seen a lot of these clips. Words from: Russ Feingold Kathleen Sebelius Paul Krugman Barney Frank Ezra Klein Rahm Emanuel and Jan Schakowsky
  • Turkey Sent Female Agents to Seduce BiSexual Congresswoman

    09/05/2009 5:05:08 PM PDT · by Kozman · 178 replies · 8,063+ views
    Explosive news coming out of the just released deposition of former FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. According to the released transcripts, Edmonds testified as follows: "[T]his Congresswoman's married with children, grown children, but she is bisexual. ... So they have sent Turkish female agents, and that Turkish female agents work for Turkish government, and have sexual relationship with this Congresswoman in her townhouse ... and the entire episodes of their sexual conduct was being filmed because the entire house, this Congressional woman's house was bugged...
  • Congressmen On Milk Cartons?

    08/18/2009 5:29:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 840+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 18, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: Scores of congressmen and women are trying to hide from their constituents this August recess as the revolt over ObamaCare continues. If you haven't seen him or her lately, you might try your refrigerator.IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For FailureIt's amazing how frightened of the community the party of the great community organizer has become now that the community has organized itself against his attempt to impose socialized medicine on the country. They cheered when he told them to get in the faces of their opponents. Now they won't show their faces, period. Senate Majority Whip Dick...
  • Eliminating Private Health Insurance

    08/05/2009 10:32:59 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 2 replies · 218+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 08052009 | TDC
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  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Admits Obama Healthcare Plan Will Destroy Insurance Industry (VIDEO)

    07/26/2009 5:59:20 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 31 replies · 785+ views
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d9b_1241198916 ^ | April 18th 2009 | Jan Schakowsky
    At a speech on April 18, 2009 at a rally for healthcare reform in Chicago, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) admitted that a strategic objective of the Obama healthcare reform plan is to destroy the private health insurance industry.
  • Demonizing Panetta's CIA - Intel for a Saddam dupe, an impeached federal judge, and a socialist?

    07/10/2009 7:58:24 AM PDT · by FrontPageMag.com · 9 replies · 925+ views
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | July 10, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    The letter signed by seven members of the House Intelligence Committee is at once blatant lobbying for an amendment that would expand Congressional access to classified intelligence and a potent example of its dangers. When the majority of Democrats on the most sensitive committee in Congress are disposed to leak a briefing in order to stigmatize the CIA, it is a harbinger of more dangerous leaks to come. Should the amendment pass, among those with access to state secrets are a congressman who went on a high-profile propaganda trip arranged by Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Intelligence Service, a former federal judge...
  • Dem Congresswoman Admits Obama Health Care Plan Will Destroy Private Health Insurance Industry

    05/01/2009 11:23:43 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies · 3,230+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 1, 2009
    “I know many of you here today are single payer advocates and so am I … and those of us who are pushing for a public health insurance don’t disagree with this goal. This is not a principled fight. This is a fight about strategy for getting there and I believe we will,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) told a group of government-run health care supporters on April 18.
  • Cong. Schakowsky's husband enters federal prison

    08/04/2006 9:24:59 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 10 replies · 1,214+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | August 4, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    The Federal Correctional Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana has a new resident. Robert Creamer of Evanston, Illinois moved in recently. He's the husband of far-left Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky--my representative in Congress. Creamer is the former executive director of the Illinois Public Action Council, a defunct organization that appointed itself as the consumer watchdog for Illinoisans. While running this goo-goo group, Creamer got in the habit of kiting checks, which is illegal for a very good reason: It undermines the most important ingredient of a functioning economic system, trust. Schakowsky was on the board of directors of IPAC while hubby was...
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    05/06/2006 8:46:32 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 13 replies · 415+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | May 6, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    My congresscritter in Washington, Democrat Jan Schakowsky of Evanston, is holding a town meeting on the Iraq War Sunday at Northwestern University. Here are the details: McCormick Auditorium in the Norris University Center of Northwestern University. Doors open at 2:15pm, the event runs from 2:45pm until 4:00pm. There's a map available on the link. Jan's special guest will be Rep. John Murtha, (D-Penn.), who became the leader of the cut-and-run faction of the Democratic Party last year by calling for the withdrawal of our troops from Iraq. Schakowsky, as I've noted before, is one of the most liberal members of...