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  • Rep. Darrell Issa's agenda in 2014: IRS, Benghazi and Fast and Furious

    01/12/2014 4:48:46 AM PST · by maggief · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2014 | Molly K. Hooper
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in 2014 will pursue the IRS scandal, the deadly Benghazi attack and the botched Fast and Furious operation in what will likely be his last year as the House GOP's chief investigator. Issa sounded a cautionary note that the investigations might not conclude while he has the gavel. “The administration wraps up investigations. We are done when we are done … there shouldn’t be any sort of effort to load in or unload" before his term limit of six years as the top Republican on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee ends in December. Rep. John...
  • 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...
  • 'That Was A Loaded Question There, Luke!': Republican Rep. Chaffetz Calls Russert Out

    11/19/2013 11:51:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When conservatives appear on MSM shows, they regularly get raked over the coals. Frustratingly, the conservative guests rarely call their interviewers out for their obvious lefty bias. So it was refreshing to see Republican Congressman Chaffetz of Utah refuse to let Luke Russert's liberal slant slide. In the guise of a question, Russert, subbing for Andrea Mitchell on her MSNBC show today, confronted Chaffetz with a contentious bit of editorializing against the "Ted Cruz, Mike Lee rabbit hole." Chaffetz called Russert on it: "That was a loaded question there, Luke." View the video here.
  • Chaffetz: Jarrett has 'tentacles' in every issue at White House

    10/25/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett “seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every topic” at the White House, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Friday. The Utah congressman was discussing the rocky rollout of the ObamaCare insurance exchanges with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, who suggested that the botched website might have been the result of the administration hiring contractors close to the president's reelection campaign. Ingraham then said that “all roads lead back to” Jarrett, noting her involvement in “meetings as this thing was being formulated.” “She seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every...
  • Chaffetz: It’s a little offensive to suggest that capturing Benghazi terrorists is top priority

    08/07/2013 12:30:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 8//7/13 | staff
    Jason Chaffetz clearly doesn’t believe that these new charges against Ahmed Khattala represent any priority by the Obama administration to capture the terrorists who killed four of our own. In fact, he says it’s a little offensive to suggest it is a priority at this point: I think these new charges have more to do with the fact that CNN embarrassed the administration with Khattala than any priority on capturing the terrorists. The Obama administration, obviously, couldn’t care less about the phony scandal known as Benghazi and the lives that were taken from us.
  • Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info

    07/05/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-5-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    July 5, 2013 Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info Daniel Greenfield A suspicious mind would suspect that Obama Inc. has something to hide about Benghazi and doesn’t want to risk having the same kind of testimony from the military end that we saw from top diplomatic personnel who turned whistleblowers.Fortunately I’m not the suspicious type at all. I’m sure this is all just some sort of misunderstanding involving the DOD being unable to find one of its own key people. Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)...
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Susan Rice Is a Terrible Choice For National Security Adviser

    06/05/2013 8:08:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/05/2013 | Eli Lake
    In a move that is already angering Republican lawmakers, President Obama will name as his next national security adviser Susan Rice, the administration official who delivered (but did not draft) the talking points that downplayed the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya on Sunday television shows in September five days after the incident. Rice, who is now the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was informally floated to be Obama’s pick late last year to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. But she withdrew her name from the process after key Republican senators like John McCain and...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 May 2013

    05/19/2013 4:38:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 May 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 19th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pfeiffer, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Rep. David Camp, R-Mich.; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pfeiffer, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Sen. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt.THIS WEEK (ABC): Pfeiffer; Sen. Robert Menendez, D- N.J.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Pfeiffer, Sen. Rand...
  • GOP Rep.: White House ‘Hand-Selected’ Benghazi E-Mails

    05/16/2013 7:42:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    GOP Rep.: White House ‘Hand-Selected’ Benghazi E-Mails By Andrew Johnson May 16, 2013 10:03 AM Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said the White House e-mails about Benghazi that were released last night were “hand-selected” to leave out other important documents. “I know absolutely, for total certainty, this is just but a small smidgeon of what they have,” Chaffetz said. There are 25,000-pages worth of documents, he said, but the White House released only100 total pages. “The White House has hand-selected these,” he added.
  • PBS’s Charlie Rose Spins For Susan Rice and State Department on Benghazi

    05/10/2013 5:52:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 10, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    On his Thursday night PBS program, Charlie Rose attempted to fulfill his duties as a liberal media member by defending the State Department’s dishonest talking points following the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi. Rose was grilling Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who was involved in the Benghazi hearings, about his views on the matter. When Rose asked Chaffetz if he believed there was a coverup, the congressman was ready. He brought up the fact that for days after the attack, the administration claimed the incident had been sparked by a spontaneous demonstration over an anti-Islam YouTube video. But Chaffetz and...
  • Former Obama Spokesman Mocks Benghazi Hearing as Conspiracy Theorist 'Amateur Hour'

    05/08/2013 7:16:05 AM PDT · by kristinn · 132 replies
    Twitter ^ | Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    Former Obama National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor has let loose on Twitter this morning, mocking the Benghazi hearing today as "amateur hour."Vietor also mocked the hearings as conspiracy theories on par with Area 51 and the moon landings conspiracy theories:Heard that Rep. Cummings asked Rep. Issa to include Thomas Pickering, cochair of ARB report in today's hearing, but Issa refused. #BenghaziWhy on earth would Issa refuse to let the cochair of an independent review board on #Benghazi testify at his hearing on the subject?Could it be that today's #Benghazi hearing has nothing to do with fact-finding but is just...
  • State Department preparing for Libya bombshell?

    12/15/2012 3:11:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/12
    State Department preparing for Libya bombshell?Published December 14, 2012 FoxNews.com Susan Rice's abrupt withdrawal from consideration for secretary of state, coupled with suggestions from the State Department that Secretary Hillary Clinton may not testify as scheduled next week, has stirred speculation that something big is brewing in the Libya terror attack investigation. "You're starting to see the State Department squirm a little bit," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said. For the better part of the last three months, an independent board has been conducting a review for the State Department of the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi. In anticipation of...
  • Chaffetz: State Dept. Hiding Benghazi Survivors

    12/12/2012 5:52:46 PM PST · by kristinn · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured and are still recovering. “My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how...
  • Top AFRICOM Leader General Carter Ham Was Never Ordered to Save US Men in Benghazi

    10/29/2012 5:22:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 28, 2013
    Rep. Chaffetz: ..."in my meeting with Gen. Ham, I asked very specifically, "did we have resources in the area?" the asnswer is "Yes", "Did we have proximity?", the answer is "Yes". And asked why we didn't send in some of those assets, the General said he was not requested to do so." -excerpt- "Was he directed by the President or the Sec'ty of Defence, he said "No""
  • GOP Demands Answers From Clinton on Libya Security

    10/02/2012 9:57:29 PM PDT · by Milagros · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 2, 2012 | John Johnson, Newser Staff
    DARRELL ISSA SAYS REQUESTS FOR BETTER PROTECTION WERE DENIED By Posted :27 PM CDT 1 image Touch for photo gallery (NEWSER) – The White House response to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi keeps generating headlines. Today, Republicans Darrell Issa and Jason Chaffetz laid out about a dozen incidents they say occurred prior to the Sept. 11 attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens. In their letter to Hillary Clinton, they assert "the US mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi," but all were denied by officials in Washington. Asked about it today, White House...
  • Obama 2007 Bill NOT IDENTICAL to Chaffetz Bill to Fire Federal Tax Cheats

    08/01/2012 9:58:05 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 1 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-31-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Maybe I'm not reading legislation thoroughly, but I think I am. Does anyone seriously think Obama would sponsor legislation to fire federal workers for non-payment of income taxes? Fox Business says Obama sponsored a bill in 2007 "identical" to that of yesterday's bill from Rep. Jason Chaffetz to do just that. Chaffetz wants federal employees fired if they haven't paid their taxes, and he wants no one hired who has delinquent taxes. Obama's 2007 legislation, which died in committee in a Democratically controlled Senate, called only for barring tax-evading contractors and those receiving grants. Big difference. The rest of the story...
  • Fireworks Over Fast and Furious

    06/08/2012 1:49:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There were fireworks yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, in Washington. Darrell Issa's committee, House Judiciary Committee, they had Eric Holder up, and they're talking about Fast and Furious. And this is one of the exchanges between Issa and Holder. ISSA: I want to ask you, first of all, today, have you and your attorneys produced internally the materials responsive to the subpoenas? HOLDER: We believe that we have responded to the subpoena -- ISSA: No, Mr. Attorney General, you're not a good witness. A good witness answers the question asked. So let's go back again. Have you and...
  • Holder Doubles Down: Senior DOJ Officials Knew Nothing About Fast and Furious Tactics

    06/08/2012 4:28:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Capitol Hill- It was another tense hearing for Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill where he testified before the House Judiciary Committee about Justice Department Oversight today. Holder was asked about and covered a variety of topics, but his personal role and those of his senior Justice Department officials in the lethal Fast and Furious operation were front and center. Chairman Lamar Smith opened his remarks with Fast and Furious, saying the Department of Justice has not provided enough information about the operation that has left hundreds dead in Mexico and at least one U.S. federal agent, Brian...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    05/02/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • Federal employees owe $1.03 billion in unpaid taxes

    04/14/2012 4:30:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 23 January 2012 | Ed O'Keefe
    Congressional staffers owed about $10.6 million in unpaid taxes in 2010, a slight increase from the previous year and a growing slice of the roughly $1 billion owed by federal and postal workers nationwide. The figures come as Republican efforts to pass legislation allowing federal agencies to fire tax delinquent federal employees have slowed and as the White House continues to crack down on improper payments made by agencies to delinquent government contractors and federal beneficiaries. About 98,000 federal, postal and congressional employees owed $1.03 billion in unpaid taxes at the end of fiscal 2010, according to records provided by...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    04/14/2012 10:55:21 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/06/2012 at 8:17 PM | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • Chaffetz: Gingrich ‘Fairly Hypocritical’ on Individual Mandates

    01/30/2012 9:29:24 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 20 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | Katrina Trinko
    Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz, a Tea Party favorite, slammed Newt Gingrich today as an “unreliable conservative” and a “convenient conservative.” Speaking in a conference call with reporters arranged by the Romney campaign, Chaffetz, who has endorsed Romney, pointed to an audio clip from 2009 unearthed by Verum Serum this weekend that shows Gingrich supporting an individual mandate as a reason the former Speaker was less conservative than Romney. “For all the rhetorical barbs, Speaker Gingrich has thrown at Gov. Romney, this certainly leads one to believe that he’s fairly hypocritical on this issue,” Chaffetz said. “He was advocating an individual...
  • Romney Advisor: Putting the boot on the neck of Gingrich. Aiming to destroy Gingrich in FL for good.

    01/29/2012 12:30:25 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 153 replies · 1+ views
    After Gingrich Newt scored a surprise blow-out victory in South Carolina last week, the former Massachusetts governor not only unleashed a political broadside of epic proportions. "It not about winning here anymore," one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. "It's about destroying Gingrich — and it's working." After two standout debate performances that put him up 9 points in recent polls, Romney is keeping the pressure on Gingrich, looking to score a blow-out victory of his own here. To that end, Romney has rolled out a team of surrogates in the Sunshine State to take the fight to Gingrich in person: from...
  • The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath

    01/28/2012 3:18:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    MIAMI — Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago — a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich — Mitt Romney’s campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner. [snip] If Mr. Romney does win here on Tuesday, it will have been through a blistering and unrelenting series of attacks. His campaign has pressed everything at its disposal into service to eviscerate Mr. Gingrich, painting him as an erratic, unreliable Washington insider in mailings and television advertisements, at two critical debates here (where his team made sure Mr. Romney had...
  • Mitt Romney Campaign Launches Surrogate Infiltration at Newt Gingrich Campaign Events

    01/26/2012 12:56:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Elicia Dover
    Forget the indirect attacks and distant exchanges between the Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigns through the media. The Romney campaign pledged this week to run a “a full racketing operation,” right in Gingrich territory. A source close to the campaign told ABC News there will be a Romney surrogate at every public Gingrich event in Florida standing by to rebut Gingrich’s speeches to the media. “The campaign is entering a phase now where we are defining the terms of the Florida race,” a Romney staffer said. The staffer said it wasn’t a sign of fear on the Romney campaign’s...
  • The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner

    07/29/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT · by americanophile · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | Politico
    Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes: Justin Amash (Mich.) Michele Bachmann (Minn.) Chip Cravaack (Minn.) Jason Chaffetz (Utah) Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.) Tom Graves (Ga.) Tim Huelskamp (Kans.) Steve King (Iowa) Tim Johnson (Ill.) Tom McClintock (Calif.) Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Ron Paul (Texas) Connie Mack (Fla.) Jim Jordan (Ohio) Tim Scott (S.C.) Paul Broun (Ga.) Tom Latham (Iowa) Jeff Duncan (S.C.) Trey Gowdy (S.C.) Steve Southerland (Fla.) Joe Walsh (Ill.) Joe Wilson (S.C.) CORRECTED: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) voted YES on the Boehner...
  • The 22 Patriots who voted against the Boehner Reed Trap

    07/29/2011 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 71 replies
    07/29/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    The following twenty-two House members stood firm and opposed the Boehner bill, which is nothing more than a vehicle which will be sent to the Senate, reworked by Harry Reid into something even worse than it already is, and then returned to the House. Boehner will dutifully bring it up and the Tea Partiers who voted for it will then vote against it, but it will not matter. Boehner and Reid will pass the Bill in the House with Democrat votes and Obama will sign it. The votes today cast by conservatives, many of whom are good people, are very...
  • Tea Party group targets Orrin Hatch for defeat

    06/16/2011 6:45:51 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Conservative PAC FreedomWorks, a prominent Tea Party group chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, is targeting Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch in the 2012 Senate race. The group, arguing Hatch has insufficiently conservative economic views, is launching the so-called "Retire Orrin Hatch" campaign at Utah's Republican Convention on Saturday. "It's clear that Senator Hatch is trying to capitalize on the popularity of the Tea Party movement by reinventing himself as a fiscal conservative," said Russ Walker, Vice President of Political and Grassroots Campaigns for FreedomWorks PAC, in a statement. "But his recent rhetoric and actions in favor of limited...
  • Sources: Rep. Jason Chaffetz will oppose Sen. Orrin Hatch

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is apparently telling associates he will run against Sen. Orrin Hatch in 2012 The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday in an above-the-fold A1 story that "five Utah politicos, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Chaffetz has told them directly in recent weeks that he will contend for the Republican (senate) nomination." The story is attracting national attention, including pieces from Politico, MSNBC.com, UPI, and National Journal.
  • Union Organizer Stephen Lerner Defends His Plan To Crash The Stock Market

    03/25/2011 4:49:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 3/25/11 | Dylan Ratigan
    Last night, I interviewed the man at the center of a new swirling controversy. Stephen Lerner, a veteran union organizer, wants collective bargaining for homeowners that owe money to the big banks. And this week, he was caught on tape talking about a "mortgage strike" against the big banks. He suggested that a large number of homeowners stop paying their mortgage until the banks agree to negotiate and modify loans. Glenn Beck pounced on the recording. And so did Congress. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican Congressman from Utah, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder saying that Lerner's threats...
  • Federal employees who don’t pay their taxes should be fired

    03/08/2011 11:24:30 AM PST · by xtinct · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/2011 | Jason Chaffetz
    If you’re collecting a federal paycheck, you should pay federal taxes. That’s the premise of a bill I introduced last week to require federal employees to pay their taxes or be fired. The IRS reports that 100,000 federal civilian employees are seriously delinquent on their federal taxes. These aren’t just people who fell behind. These are people who have actively defied IRS letters and phone calls seeking payment. In 2009, the US government failed to collect $1 billion a year from federal employees alone. While the number of delinquent federal employees has remained fairly constant since 2004, the amount owed...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell lashes out at GOP congressman declaring him a 'tax criminal' on air (Video)

    02/16/2011 7:07:53 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 16, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Perhaps it would be wise for MSNBC “The Last Word” host Lawrence O’Donnell to proceed carefully before trying to fill his former colleague Keith Olbermann’s void by declaring someone a “criminal” in his journalistic position, especially as the guidelines of such declarations suggest a higher standard than what is alleged by a left-wing group’s website. On his Wednesday evening broadcast, O’Donnell went on something of a rampage against Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz for using his office as a place to sleep while he is in Washington, D.C. for congressional business. Throughout his segment, O’Donnell accused Chaffetz of illegal activity...
  • Freshman lawmaker Jason Chaffetz goes against Republican grain on Afghan war

    07/13/2010 3:25:48 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/13/2010 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    As the House neared a vote this month on funding for the war in Afghanistan, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) wanted reassurance. The lawmaker had criticized the surge of 30,000 troops President Obama authorized, saying that the United States does not have a clear policy or exit strategy. But he had not yet cast a vote against war funding. He knew such a move would isolate him in the Republican Party; most GOP lawmakers strongly support the war effort even as they rail against almost everything else Obama has done. And Chaffetz is no moderate: He won his seat in 2008...
  • Rep. Chaffetz proposes firing federal workers who are tax cheats

    03/03/2010 1:57:19 PM PST · by freespirited · 27 replies · 758+ views
    Wapo ^ | 03/03/10 | Ed O'Keefe
    If you work for Uncle Sam, but you don’t pay him after he pays you, look out for Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R- Utah). “Fire Federal Employees Who Are Not Paying Their Federal Income Taxes.” That’s the headline on a news release Chaffetz issued Wednesday, announcing legislation that would terminate federal workers who have a “seriously delinquent tax debt.” Currently, only IRS staffers can be dismissed if they don’t pay their taxes. “Federal employees have an obvious obligation to pay their federal income taxes,” said Chaffetz. “Because they draw their compensation from the American taxpayers, federal employees owe it to the...
  • Chaffetz: Trouble brewing for Bennett in Utah

    02/21/2010 4:54:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 681+ views
    CNN ^ | February 20, 2010
    If an anti-incumbent tide sweeps Sen. Bob Bennett out of Congress later this year, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a fellow Utah Republican, doesn't sound like he'll be too upset. "The people are restless, they want to see change, and Sen. Bennett, with all due respect, he is going to have to go out and defend his record and explain some things to voters," Chaffetz told CNN Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Bennett is seeking a fourth term, but is battling a tough anti-incumbent mood and multiple Republican challengers who are upset with his votes for the banking and auto...
  • Retail Politics

    09/30/2009 1:30:42 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 284+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 30, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    Retail Politics by: Allie Winegar Duzett, September 30, 2009 On September 22, 2009, freshman congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) took the stage at the Heritage Foundation’s Conservative Bloggers Briefing and showed the crowd how to win friends and influence people all the way to Congress—all the while spending under one hundred thousand dollars. Rep. Chaffetz is the perfect man to address this topic. In 2008, he shocked the world by unseating an incumbent of twelve years, U.S. Chris Cannon (R). And while Cannon had a budget of almost $700,000 for the race, Rep. Chaffetz won using a mere $74,000. Clearly, Rep....
  • 'Cot guy' Chaffetz learns his way in Washington

    11/25/2008 9:19:27 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies · 364+ views
    Salt Lake Trib ^ | November 21st | Thomas Burr
    Washington » Rep.-elect Jason Chaffetz doesn't have a tape measure, but he feels the office fits him nonetheless. The suite may not be the largest or have the best view, but it smells better than the last one he visited. "Put the cigar office sixth" on the list, Utah's newly elected congressman tells his just-hired chief of staff, Justin Harding. "It's thick in there," he says of the former suite where the current occupant likes to light up a stogie. Chaffetz is capping off his first week in Washington for freshman orientation by hunting down a new office suite. With...
  • Congressman-elect Chaffetz fears nation shifting toward 'socialism'

    11/09/2008 9:12:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 207+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/06/2008 | Thomas Burr
    WASHINGTON - Utah's congressman-in-waiting, Jason Chaffetz, said Wednesday he has a mandate from his voters to drive Washington toward more fiscal discipline, although his efforts may be a challenge with the Republican Party pushed deeper into the minority. On the heels of the GOP's electoral thumping nationally, Chaffetz said he wishes President-elect Barack Obama well but will not stand by while the Democrats push their agenda. "As he tries to bring us closer to socialism," Chaffetz warned, "I will be a strong voice in opposition." Chaffetz bested Democratic challenger Bennion Spencer in the 3rd District on Tuesday to take the...
  • Adios Amigo! Jason Chaffetz Beats Chris Cannon in a Landslide!

    06/27/2008 5:14:26 PM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 32 replies · 301+ views
    Team America PAC ^ | June 26, 2008 | Bay Buchanan
    The King of Amnesty is dead. On tuesday, Team America candidate Jason Chaffetz defeated La Raza Republican Chris Cannon by over twenty points! Team America raised over $25,000 for Jason who used the money to make it clear to the voters of Utah that he stood for securing the borders and enforcing our laws, while Cannon stood for amnesty. Chris Cannon has long been one of our top targets. He’s sponsored over half a dozen amnesty bills, and has won awards from MALDEF and La Raza for his pro-amnestyrecord. We supported his challengers in 2004 and 2006, but they...