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  • US Commander Campbell: The Man Behind The Failed Coup In Turkey

    07/25/2016 9:07:08 AM PDT · by Strategy · 63 replies
    Yeni Safak ^ | July 25, 2016
    A former U.S. commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, was the organizer of the July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey, sources said. General John F. Campbell was one of the top figures who organized and managed the soldiers behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey, sources close to ongoing legal process of pro-coup detainees said. Campbell also managed more than $2 billion money transactions via UBA Bank in Nigeria by using CIA links to distribute among the pro-coup military personnel in Turkey. The ongoing investigation unveiled that Campbell had paid at...
  • Club for Growth Releases 2007 RePORK Card [Hunter 26%, Paul 29%, Tancredo 84%]

    08/09/2007 5:46:45 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 25 replies · 741+ views
    Washington - Even though the Democratic majority vowed to return Congress to a path of fiscal responsibility, the 2008 appropriations bills were stuffed with wasteful pork projects. While Representatives John Campbell, Jeff Flake, Jeb Hensarling, Scott Garrett, and David Obey (1 amendment) offered 50 amendments to strip outrageous pork projects from the appropriations bills, only one amendment, offered by Rep. Jeff Flake, passed. The Club for Growth has compiled a RePORK Card of all members' votes on all 50 anti-pork amendments (see below). "Taxpayers have a right to know which congressmen stand up for them and which stand up for...
  • General rushes to White House to warn of Taliban surge

    09/08/2015 5:58:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09/08/2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    Fall of strategic province could be 'death blow' to Afghan government WASHINGTON – A U.S. general has quietly returned to Washington to brief the White House about a Taliban surge threatening the survival of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan as a result of the withdrawal of U.S. troops, especially from strategic Helmand province, a U.S. military intelligence source in Afghanistan told Joseph Farah’s G2Bulletin. Army Gen. John F. Campbell rushed back to Washington this week without publicity to warn the White House that the Taliban is on the verge of taking over the entire Helmand province, the source said. “I...
  • Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

    07/11/2014 7:26:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2014 3:13 AM EDT | Ken Dilanian
    When Gen. John Campbell, the Army’s vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son’s experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator’s tough questions about a troubled intelligence technology system. This week, after an inquiry by The Associated Press, the Army acknowledged that Campbell misspoke about his son’s unit, omitting some key facts as he sought to defend a $4 billion system that critics say has not worked as promised. Campbell faces another Senate hearing Thursday morning, this one on his nomination to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan....
  • Senate President Wants Health Reform Contingency If Single Payer Falters (Vermont)

    03/26/2014 2:18:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    VPR ^ | 3/25/14 | Peter Hirschfeld
    Since winning the governor’s seat in 2010, Peter Shumlin has pledged to make Vermont the first state in the country with a single-payer health care system. But a key legislative ally now says the proposal might not be as politically viable as Shumlin seems to believe. And Senate President John Campbell says it’s time to start putting together a contingency plan. Shumlin has backed off on his promise to deliver a publicly funded plan by January of 2017. But while the timeline may have moved back, Shumlin says he’ll still reach the goal. Campbell, however, isn’t so sure. And he...
  • Overnight Defense: Army Cutting Combat Brigades

    03/13/2014 6:33:40 PM PDT · by kristinn · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday, March 13, 2014 | Kristina Wong and Jeremy Herb
    Army cutting combat brigades: The Army could need to cut brigade combat teams — the Army's self-sustainable deploying units — nearly in half to accommodate the Pentagon’s plans to slice the Army’s size to below 450,000 soldiers after 2017. Gen. John Campbell, the Army’s vice chief of staff and second-highest ranking member, in an exclusive interview with The Hill said the service was already planning to reduce its combat brigades, basic Army units of 5,000 soldiers that can be deployed and sustain themselves overseas. The brigades were scheduled to reduce from 45 in 2013 to 32 by 2015, but now...
  • Lonegan: 'We're going to send Booker back to his parents' house in Harrington Park'

    07/27/2013 8:48:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    politickernj.com ^ | July 27, 2013 | Max Pizarro
    METUCHEN – GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan opened his main headquarters here this morning, bashing Obama Democrats, dismissing Newark Mayor Cory Booker as a "failed mayor," and lustily embracing the movement conservative wing of the Republican Party. “You pick a mentor when you go to the U.S. Senate,” the Republican front-runner told a roomful of backers. “My two choices are Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.” Proudly pro life and pro gun, Lonegan said he couldn’t wait to see the look on the face of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on the occasion of Lonegan’s inaugural escort at the Capitol Building....
  • John Campbell to Retire From House #CA45

    06/29/2013 1:36:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 28, 2013 | Emily Cahn
    Five-term Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif., announced on Thursday that he will retire at the end of his term, citing a desire to start a new chapter in his life after 14 years in elected office. “At the end of this term, I will have spent 14 years serving in full-time, elected politics. I am not nor did I ever intend to be a career politician,” Campbell said in a statement. “I am ready to begin a new chapter in my life.” Campbell was first elected to Congress in a 2005 special election to replace former Rep. Christopher Cox, a Republican,...
  • Death Panels And Job Losses

    02/11/2011 4:18:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 11, 2011 | Staff
    Reform: As the head of Medicaid and Medicare services testifies in favor of ObamaCare, the CBO director says it will destroy 800,000 jobs. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once famously said that we'd have to pass ObamaCare to see what was in it. She also boasted that the health care bill would create 4 million jobs — "400,000 of them almost immediately." Now that we've seen what's in it, we realize the possible consequences for our physical and economic health. And congressional testimony before GOP-led committees has given us fresh reasons for...
  • 4 More CA Members Co-Sponsor Birthright Citizenship Act (Bilbray, Calvert, Campbell & Hunter)

    02/11/2011 3:12:43 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 2/10/11 | staff
    Reps. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), John Campbell (R-Calif.), and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) have cosponsored the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). All four Members signed onto the bill shortly after it was introduced in the 112th Congress. The bill currently has 56 cosponsors and amends current U.S. code to require at least one parent to be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident for a new born to receive automatic citizenship. The Fourteenth Amendment extends citizenship to all persons born in the U.S. and "subject to the jurisdiction"; it also grants Congress the...
  • No Legislation Needed in Response to Tucson Shooting, says Rep. Campbell (W/Video)

    01/13/2011 1:02:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 13, 2011 | Nicholis Ballasy
    Rep. John Campbell   (CNSNews.com) - Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) told CNSNews.com that he is “not supportive” of any proposals he has seen from members of Congress in response to the shooting in Tucson this past Saturday. Campbell suggested that some local and country law enforcement be present at events similar to the one Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) held when the shooting occurred.  “There is I think four or five different legislative proposals out there now that various people have put forward that are in reaction to this that they believe would help the situation. I can tell you...
  • Obama praises House vote to end military gay ban

    12/15/2010 6:12:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/15/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is praising the House for passing legislation to end the Pentagon policy that bans gays from serving openly in the military. The legislation awaits Senate action now. The House passed the measure 250-175. Obama says the legislation permits a smooth transition from the Clinton-era 'don't-ask-don't-tell' standard. Obama says the legislation will give the military "the clarity and certainty it deserves."
  • Cameron slaps down NHS 'traitor' MEP who branded health service a failure

    08/16/2009 6:55:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 920+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th August 2009 | Tim Shipman
    David Cameron was fighting last night to prevent the Tories again being labelled the 'nasty party' after one of his Euro MPs denounced the National Health Service. The Tory leader slapped down Daniel Hannan after he went on U.S. television to brand the NHS a '60-year failure' that he 'wouldn't wish on anybody'. Hannan joined forces with U.S. critics opposed to Barack Obama's healthcare reforms. They have described the British system as evil, Orwellian and a breeding ground for terrorists. Mr Hannan said: 'I find it incredible that a free people living in a country dedicated and founded in the...
  • GOP Politicians Pandering to Birthers

    07/22/2009 4:49:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 109 replies · 2,128+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | July 22, 2009 | Charles Johnson
    The insane conspiracy theory called the “Birther movement” is gaining support among Republican politicians. Now there’s actually a bill sponsored by Republicans that panders to these nuts. I hate it when I agree with Chris Matthews, but he’s right on this issue — this madness is embarrassing, self-destructive, and above all mind-bogglingly schtoopid. And it’s spreading.
  • CA: A shift in momentum? GOP congressman (48th CD John Campbell) flips from Poizner to Whitman

    06/15/2009 6:12:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 673+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/15/09 | Carla Marinucci
    Times change, and in the case of the 2010 governor's race, so do political endorsements, apparently. Just ask GOP Rep. John Campbell of Newport Beach: he's switched his backing. A few months ago, Campbell issued glowing statement endorsing California GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner -- and this week, the 48th CD representative issued another glowing endorsement statement, this backing former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. Here's Campbell on Poizner last December, talking about his backing of the state Insurance Commissioner in the 2010 governor's race: "Steve is the right man at the right time for California. As our nation grapples with...
  • Lights off & Locked Out ( Rep. John Campbell (R,CA)

    08/02/2008 6:57:21 AM PDT · by kellynla · 49 replies · 129+ views
    townhall.com ^ | August 01, 2008 | John Campbell
    Congress has passed no meaningful energy legislation to move us towards lower gas prices and more American energy and now has recessed for a 5 week break. Republicans, including yours truly, wanted to speak more about that on the floor of the House this afternoon. The Pelosi majority took the unusual step of calling for immediate adjournment to prevent these speeches from going forward and turned off the cameras and microphones on the House floor. It’s one thing to not allow a vote on more energy production. It’s another to not even allow people to speak about it. I and...
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Bill introduced by Congressman John Campbell)

    04/11/2008 8:12:27 PM PDT · by dmanLA · 15 replies · 453+ views
    Email | Friday, April 11th, 2008 | John Campbell
    Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Earlier this week, Senator Hillary Clinton said "We didn't ask for George Bush's tax cuts. We didn't want them and we didn't need them." Earlier this year, Warren Buffett testified before Congress saying in part "I think we need to....take a little more out of the hides of guys like me." Barbara Streisand once said "Republicans cater to the rich. I'd rather pay more taxes, see social reform, health care and research for AIDS." All of these people could have voluntarily paid more in taxes. But they chose not to. Maybe that's because...
  • What are the House Dems up to?

    05/11/2007 8:41:13 PM PDT · by dmanLA · 7 replies · 865+ views
    Email | Congressman John Campbell
    From Congressman John Campbell 's laptop to yours: Friday, May 11th, 2007 Final Warning of the Week: As bad as the stuff I sent you earlier in the week was, this next item may be the worst. Prepare thyself. Intelligence: Last night (or actually about 12:30AM this morning), the House passed a bill to fund our intelligence operations (CIA, NSA etc.). Many of the details of this bill are classified. But here's what I can tell you. Included in this bill you will find a directive from Congress that makes our intelligence agencies study global warming. Regardless of what you...
  • Illegal Immigration Special Report - From Congressman John Campbell:

    05/03/2006 6:18:20 AM PDT · by edcoil · 15 replies · 733+ views
    I can't keep from commenting on all the "protests" that went on around the country yesterday. So, here are my thoughts: May Day: Have you noticed the significance of the date that was picked for these protests? May Day has been a socialist holiday since the beginning of the Socialist/Marxist Movement in the late 19th century. For decades, we would watch TV clips of the Soviet Union's big May Day celebrations at Red Square where they would showcase their latest weaponry. May Day is a socialist/communist holiday. I do not think the choice of this day is any coincidence. What...
  • Minutemen at the Polls (Last week's special election in California was a sign of things to come)

    12/12/2005 1:03:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies · 1,198+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | John Tabin | John Tabin
    Last week California State Representative John Campbell won a special election to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated when Chris Cox was appointed to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission this summer. But Campbell's victory, which was never in doubt, wasn't the headline of the election. Jim Gilchrist, founder of the volunteer border-watching group known as the Minutemen, ran as an independent on a border-security platform, and garnered about a quarter of the vote, 10% higher than his showing in the 19-candidate "jungle primary" in October. Campbell's share of the vote dropped a percentage point from the primary,...