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  • Sen. Mike Lee: Quickly approve the USA Freedom Act

    05/30/2015 5:54:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 42 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-29-2015 | Sen. Mike Lee
    More than four years ago, Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the Patriot Sunsets Extension Act of 2011. Since that day, May 26, 2011, it’s been known that key provisions of our nation’s counterterrorism surveillance programs are set to expire this June 1. That is why Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and I worked diligently on a bipartisan and bicameral basis to produce the USA Freedom Act. As with any legislation, the USA Freedom Act is not perfect. It does end the bulk collection of phone records and other data by...
  • Dems urge Boehner to delay Netanyahu address to Congress

    02/19/2015 11:45:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    A group of 23 liberal House Democrats urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday to delay Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress next month. In the letter spearheaded by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the lawmakers argued that Netanyahu was being used as a "political tool" against President Obama. "As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president," they wrote. Netanyahu's March 3 address will be just two weeks before the Israeli elections and...
  • Pouring truth on liberal lies about police/community relations

    12/09/2014 8:50:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since the days when Democrats were confident they would never lose control of the House, people like John Conyers have been trying to prove that our police have somehow “had it in” for Blacks. The many murderous assaults by Blacks on our police were, of course, never factored into any of the phony reports House Democrats have released over the past several decades. Fueled by correct Grand Jury decisions in Missouri and New York, the anti-police bile has bubbled up from Democrats once again; so it’s time to pour truth on their lies. Since the mid-1990s Congress has been keeping...
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    I’m pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month.  Yet once again headlines like, “Stay away from Steve King,” have been published this week.  This time it’s not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless “Republican insiders” and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 143 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows September 14th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John...
  • Judge Allows US Rep. Conyers to Be on Ballot

    05/23/2014 4:16:53 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Friday, May 23, 2014 | Ed White and Jeff Karoub
    A judge on Friday ordered U.S. Rep. John Conyers' name placed on the August primary ballot, trumping Michigan election officials who said the Democrat was ineligible because of problems with his nominating petitions. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman capped a turbulent day of law and politics and appeared to diminish the possibility that Conyers — No. 2 in seniority in the House — might have to mount a write-in campaign to keep his 50-year congressional career alive. Conyers needed 1,000 petition signatures to get a spot in the Democratic primary. But many petitions were thrown out because...
  • Long-time Dem Rep. Conyers loses appeal to get on ballot

    05/23/2014 11:03:29 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/23/14 | Mike Emanuel
    Michigan Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving Democrats in Congress, lost his appeal Friday to get on the August primary ballot after state officials found problems with his nominating petitions. The decision is a blow for Conyers and fellow Democrats, who are scrambling to find a way to keep the long-time incumbent in the House. One possibility is for Conyers to mount a write-in campaign, which can be an uphill climb. The decision came down Friday from the Secretary of State's office. The office determined that Detroit-area officials were correct in keeping Conyers off the ballot, since he "failed...
  • US Rep. Conyers joins suit to get back on ballot

    05/16/2014 12:00:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 1:24 AM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    Longtime Michigan Congressman John Conyers joined a federal lawsuit Thursday taking aim at the requirement that petition collectors be registered voters, as part of a larger challenge to an order removing his name from the primary ballot in August. Conyers, who was first elected to the House in 1964 and represents a district including Detroit and several suburbs, joined the suit two days after Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett determined he didn’t have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 Democratic primary ballot. She found Conyers was more than 400 signatures short of 1,000 needed. The suit was filed...
  • MI:John Conyers Does Not Qualify for Primary Ballot

    05/15/2014 9:07:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 13 May, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    Conyers will not appear on the primary ballot. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)Updated 6:14 p.m. | Democratic Rep. John Conyers Jr. failed to qualify for the Michigan 13th District primary ballot, a local county clerk ruled Tuesday.“Seeing that I do not have the authority to rule on the constitutionality of laws and statutes, that the County Clerks are bound by, it is my determination that in accordance with the current laws and statutes of the State of Michigan, the nominating petitions filed by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. are insufficient to allow his name to appear on the August 5,...
  • John Conyers ruled ineligible for the ballot

    05/13/2014 9:21:31 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 05-13-2014
    In a final judgement issued Tuesday, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett ruled that Conyers did not collect enough petition signatures to appear on the primary ballot, a major setback for the man who stands to be the longest serving member of Congress if reelected this year.
  • Official: Conyers lacks signatures for ballot

    05/13/2014 5:36:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 42 replies
    wthr ^ | May 13, 2014 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) - Longtime Congressman John Conyers of Michigan doesn't have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, an elections official announced Tuesday. Conyers' nominating petitions were insufficient, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett said in a statement. It follows her report last week finding Conyers more than 400 signatures short of 1,000 needed. Garrett said Tuesday that he had 592 valid signatures after challenges. The 84-year-old Detroit Democrat was at risk because officials believe several people who circulated his petitions do not appear to have been registered voters or had registered too late. ....................... Federal court actions,...
  • Rep. John Conyers fails to qualify for Mich. ballot

    05/12/2014 7:22:25 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/9/14 | Politico staff
    Longtime Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) didn’t submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot this year, Wayne County, Michigan, officials said in a report released on Friday. Conyers, who has represented Detroit in the House for 49 years, came up more than 400 signatures shy of qualifying for the ballot because his signature-gatherers were not registered voters, according to the Detroit News. A final report is due next Tuesday. Conyers’ legal team is expected to appeal the ruling later this week.
  • The Conyers Comedy

    05/11/2014 11:15:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 11, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the liberal icon and 49-year, 25-term congressman representing bankrupt Detroit, has failed to gather enough valid voter signatures to earn a spot on the Democratic Party Primary ballot in this very Democratic Party-dominated (and nearly-destroyed) district. How many signatures was Conyers’s campaign required to obtain? Well, Michiganders wishing to put an issue on the statewide ballot must gather 258,087 voter signatures — or 322,609 for an initiative constitutional amendment. With 14 congressional districts, one might do the math and suppose that a congressional candidate would need, say 18,000 signatures. But no, Michigan congressional candidates must...
  • Congressman to push again for reparations legislation (John Conyers of Michigan)

    05/02/2014 11:06:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Florida Courier ^ | May 1, 2014 | Frederick H. Lowe, The Trice Edney News Wire
    U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. said he will re-introduce in the 113th Congress legislation that calls for a seven-member commission to study reparations for African-Americans. “It is the most important piece of legislation I have ever introduced, and I will re-introduce HR40 in the 113th Congress,” Conyers (D., Mich.) told the 400 attendees at the “Revitalizing The Reparations Movement” conference last week at Chicago State University. The 113th Congress first met Jan. 3, 2013. He made his comments in the wake of 14 Caribbean nations demanding reparations and apology from Britain and other European countries for the trans-Atlantic slave trade....
  • John Conyers a write-in candidate? How is it possible? (Oops, may not be on the Ballot)

    04/30/2014 5:47:42 AM PDT · by taildragger · 40 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | Apr 29 2014 07:20:32 PM EDT Updated On: Apr 29 2014 07:55:59 PM EDT | Ron Meloni
    Petition gatherers' registration may put Conyers' ballot status at risk U.S. Congressman John Conyers has probably forgotten more politics than any of us know. He’s coming up on 50 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. That is 25 campaigns, 25 successful campaigns that start out with collecting nominating petitions with 1,000 valid voter signatures that have to be vetted by election authorities.
  • "smoking gun" on commie John Conyers--PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY

    07/07/2007 5:14:17 AM PDT · by exposing_the_left · 41 replies · 2,342+ views
    World Can't Wait | 7/7/07 | Exposing the Left
    Please help me get this information out to the American people. I've been sending it to various conservative media for months and NOT ONE has done anything with it! Confirm for yourselves, copy & paste, then forward to as many media sources as possible. This bum Conyers, who heads the powerful House Judiciary Committee and is out "investigating" the White House, needs to be EXPOSED before the American people as the treasonous RAT that he is! And any politician, Left or Right, who does NOT immediately call for Conyers' impeachment should also be held accountable. This group that Conyers has...
  • Democrat Congressmen Ask Obama to Ban Import of 'Military-Style, Semiautomatic Firearms'

    04/13/2014 8:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 12, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 9th, a large group of Democrat representatives sent a letter asking President Obama to prohibit the importation of "military style, semiautomatic firearms." Led by Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Eliot Engel (D-NY), the letter was signed by "about 80" Democrats. According to The Washington Times, Conyers and Engel are basing their request on the 1968 Gun Control Act, which they claim gives Obama "broad authority to prohibit guns and ammunition from being imported into the country." The exception would be if the products are "generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes." The...
  • Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

    07/31/2013 2:15:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies ^ | July 31, 201
    LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 17 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end legal racial profiling. “Recent events demonstrate that racial profiling remains a divisive issue that strikes at the very foundation of our democracy,” Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) said when he introduced the bill in the House of Representatives Tuesday. “Though the death of Trayvon Martin was not the result of a law enforcement encounter, the issues of race and reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct are so...
  • House Judiciary panel launches official probe into whether Holder lied

    05/29/2013 10:00:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    House Judiciary panel launches official probe into whether Holder lied By Jonathan Easley - 05/29/13 11:02 AM ET The top two Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have initiated an investigation into whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department’s (DOJ) surveillance of reporters. Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.), the chairman of the subcommittee on investigations, sent a letter to Holder on Wednesday detailing specific aspects of his testimony that they say conflicts with subsequent media reports about Holder’s involvement in the surveillance of James Rosen,...
  • Louis Farrakhan denounces ‘Satanic Jews’ as top Dem listens

    05/23/2013 5:36:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | May 22, 2013
    Even with national Democratic leaders in the audience, Calypso Louie still doesn’t miss a beat. At 81, Louis Farrakhan is as still full of the old fire-breathing hatred of “Satanic Jews” and the “Synagogue of Satan” as ever. And he still loves President Obama, and would probably love him even more if he didn’t surround “himself with Satan … members of the Jewish community.” That was a report from the Detroit Free Press – no right-wing bastion there – about a speech the Nation of Islam leader delivered Friday night at a Detroit church. Listeners to the man Rush Limbaugh...
  • State senator apologizes for Nazi remark (Chicago Democrat)

    05/22/2013 7:20:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    State senator apologizes for Nazi remark (Chicago Democrat) The Associated Press Posted May 22, 2013 @ 09:03 AM Illinois Sen. Donne Trotter has apologized for remarks that compared a member of Gov. Pat Quinn's cabinet to a Nazi. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Trotter apologized in a statement Tuesday to Julie Hamos, who is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Trotter says his comments were "inappropriate and wrong."
  • Rep. Conyers: ‘There is Really Only One Major Political Party’

    03/25/2013 2:39:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2013 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. John Conyers (D- Mich.) told the Detroit branch of the NAACP, “the Republican party is fading out of sight almost, so there is really only one major political party of any significance.” Conyers made the comments at the March 12 event while discussing the need to focus on job creation. …
  • Rep. Conyers: ‘The Debt Is Not Endangering Us a Bit … We Don't Think There's a Problem’

    03/14/2013 6:27:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 14, 2013 | Jon Street
    Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Thursday that the nation’s current debt of $16.7 trillion is “not endangering” the country, adding that “some debt is not a bad idea” and that he and other congressional Democrats “don’t think there’s a problem.” … Conyers and other liberal Democrats spoke at a Capitol Hill press conference about their initiative to compel Congress to cancel the across-the-board budget cuts (sequester) of $1.2 trillion over 10 years, which actually are reductions in the rate of increase in federal spending and amount to $44 billion for this...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • Top Democrat warns against using term 'illegal immigrants'

    02/05/2013 4:23:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Opening the first immigration hearing of the new Congress, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee warned his colleagues not to use the term "illegal immigrant" as the debate goes on. "I hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. Our citizens are not — the people in this country are not illegal. They are are out of status. They are new Americans that are immigrants," said Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat. As Congress begins the immigration debate, both sides are preparing for an emotionally charged fight, and language will be one of the battlegrounds. Many immigrant-rights...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • Congressman tells Obama he wants to interview 7 key administration officials about...leaks

    07/12/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies ^ | July 12, 2012 | Chad Pergram, Cristina Marcos
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, told President Obama Thursday he’d like to interview seven current and former administration officials who may know something about a spate of national security leaks. The request follows suggestions by lawmakers a day earlier that they’re interested in potentially pursuing a congressional investigation into the leaks, on top of the Department of Justice-led probe. “Concern about these leaks knows no party line. When national security secrets leak and become public knowledge, our people and our national interests are jeopardized. And when our enemies know our secrets, American lives are threatened,” Smith said in...
  • The House's octogenarian incumbents

    05/24/2012 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    When Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., lost the GOP primary to challenger Richard Mourdock this month, Beltway types saw the voters' verdict as a victory for the Tea Party and a defeat for the kind of Republican who could work across the aisle. I think Lugar, 80, lost because he was out of touch with Indiana. He started the primary registered to vote at an Indiana home he had sold in 1977. The Lugars have resided in Virginia ever since. Lugar had been working in Washington for so long that he didn't realize he needed to keep up at least the...
  • Is The Congressional Black Caucus Purposely...Aggravating Racial Divide For Violent Resistance

    08/31/2011 9:23:57 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 35 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 8-31-11 | Duane Lester
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have been on tour across America. In their talks, they have been saying some very inflammatory things. Naked Emperor News has compiled them into one video: The video itself is outrageous and plenty of bloggers like Gateway Pundit and Patterico, even outfits like The Blaze, simply post it will little or no comment. At least Townhall's Guy Benson pointed out that they were "openly -- even gleefully -- stirring up racial tensions, without any pretense of subtlety, and with zero apparent hesitation." What no one is asking is: Why? Why are members of...
  • Promotions of ‘Fast and Furious’ officials draw Texan’s wrath [Sen. Cornyn]

    08/17/2011 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    A senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday described as “inconceivable” a Justice Department decision to promote key Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) personnel who oversaw the controversial “Fast and Furious” weapons investigation that allowed hundreds of guns to be walked into Mexico. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who last week demanded that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. immediately brief his office regarding the “scope and details of any past or present ATF gun-walking programs” in his state, said until Mr. Holder and the department “come clean” on the gun-walking investigation, “it is inconceivable...
  • VIDEO: Rep. Conyers to Obama: "We've Had It", Calls for Protests at the White House

    08/01/2011 7:13:19 AM PDT · by · 22 replies
    At a press conference held by the House "Out of Poverty Caucus", Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich) lambasted President Obama and called for people to march on the White House. Conyers says, "We’ve got to educate the American people at the same time we educate the President of the United States. The Republicans, Speaker Boehner or Majority Leader Cantor did not call for Social Security cuts in the budget deal. The President of the United States called for that. My response to him is to mass thousands of people in front of the White House to protest this."
  • Detroit Neighborhood: John Conyers House is an Eyesore (Hilarious Local News Video)

    06/20/2011 9:46:35 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 35 replies · 3+ views
    WBJK FOX 2 Detroit ^ | 06-16-11 | Charlie LeDuff
    (WJBK) - If Detroit has an image of a crumbling city, it doesn't help to have one of its representatives in the U.S. Congress let his home look unkempt. Charlie LeDuff pays a visit to John Conyers house.
  • Judge Rejects Google Book Deal Over Monopoly Concerns (users search full text of scanned books)

    03/26/2011 10:06:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    PC World ^ | 3/23/11 | Matt Peckham
    Judge Rejects Google Book Deal Over Monopoly ConcernsBy Matt Peckham, Technologizer Mar 23, 2011 10:29 am It looks like Google's attempt to bury the hatchet with authors and publishers in its bid to digitize a world's worth of books may be in jeopardy after a New York federal judge on Tuesday rejected a $125 million settlement reached in October 2008. Google promotes that settlement on its Google Books page as "with a broad class of authors and publishers to make the world's books even more accessible online," but Judge Denny Chin was having none of it. Chin said the deal...
  • Detroit congressional districts likely to cross Eight Mile Road in search for black voters

    03/26/2011 9:53:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Detroit congressional districts likely to cross Eight Mile Road in search for black votersBy Associated Press, Wednesday, March 23, 8:51 PM LANSING, Mich. — Mostly black Detroit, facing diminished congressional clout after losing a quarter of its population over the past decade, likely will have to reach farther into its mostly white suburbs to keep black majorities in its two congressional districts. **SNIP** Nearly four decades after the 1967 riots that hastened white flight, four of every five Detroit residents are black. So are the city’s two congressmen, 81-year-old veteran John Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee,...
  • Conyers: Obamacare Is ‘Platform’ for Creating Single-Payer System

    03/15/2011 7:50:08 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 14, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told today that the health-care law that President Barack Obama signed last March is a “platform” for building a single-payer health care system in the United States. During a newsmakers program at the National Press Club on Monday, Conyers said that after discussing the issue with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D.-Ohio) he voted for the health-care law because he saw it as a necessary "platform" for building toward a single-payer health-care system in the United States. Speaking with after the event at the National Press Club, Conyers...
  • Conyers: Individual Mandate Has Nothing to Do With Individual Liberty

    02/16/2011 12:54:29 PM PST · by Sopater · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 16, 2011 | Matt Cover
    Washington ( – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday that the individual insurance mandate in the Democrats’ health care law has nothing to do with individual liberty. “[W]e have been hearing that this is all about individual liberty, the right to be let alone. But is it really?” Conyers asked in his opening statement. “The liberty interests at stake do not change simply because it is the federal, rather than the state government that is imposing the requirement. “While we can debate whether Congress has the power to impose this requirement –...
  • Rep. Conyers (Dolt-Mich): Calls for criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder 'extreme'

    12/17/2010 9:07:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2010 | Gautham Nagesh
    The Obama and Bush administrations have classified too much information unnecessarily and contributed to an overly secretive atmosphere surrounding U.S. policy, lawmakers at a House Judiciary Committee hearing said Thursday. At a hearing on the legal implications of potentially prosecuting WikiLeaks, panel Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) said the group’s recent dissemination of classified diplomatic cables might have been embarrassing for the government but that the real-world consequences have been fairly modest. He labeled calls for criminal charges against site founder Julian Assange "extreme measures" and said the widespread outrage in Washington is a sign that caution is needed before proceeding....
  • Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., caught reading porn in public

    11/24/2010 12:43:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    You're an 81-year-old congressman. Your wife's headed to jail. At this point, you probably just don't care what the world thinks of you, so why not kick back on your flight on the way home and read a pronographic magazine in full view of all the other passengers? Welcome to the life of Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. If he wants those kind of thrills, he should just forego his congressional privileges and get screened by the TSA. </rimshot>You can see the (censored) pics of Conyers reading Playboy on his flight here.
  • John Conyers reading Playboy?

    11/24/2010 10:01:53 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 10 replies
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 11-24-10 | James
    Rep. John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, reads what looks to be a Playboy magazine on a plane to DC. Well, at least the man has 'discriminating' taste! Here is the YouTube video.
  • BUSTED: Congressman Caught On Video Reading Playboy On An Airplane (Conyers)

    11/24/2010 9:49:31 AM PST · by FromLori · 107 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/24/10 | Joe Weisenthal |
    Not that there's anything wrong with it, but some mild embarrassment for Michigan Rep. John Conyers, who was secretly caught reading Playboy on a plane. (Video via Detroit News and Sal Armuk)
  • Soros Group Wants Obama to Rule by Executive Order

    11/09/2010 3:03:52 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 205 replies · 2+ views ^ | November 8, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    snip The article recommends that President Obama govern from executive order to push through a progressive agenda. snip Demonstrating the close relationship between the DSA and the Progressive Caucus, two weeks ago WND reported the Democratic chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee was caught on tape meeting with DSA leaders to discuss how the group can cooperate to strengthen President Obama and advance their "one-world" plans.
  • New House Judiciary Chairman (Lamar Smith-TX) to Obama: Prepare for Investigations

    11/04/2010 10:20:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 137 replies
    WOAI ^ | 11/04/10 | Jim Forsyth
    New House Judiciary Chairman to Obama: Prepare for InvestigationsVeteran Congressman will head influential House Judiciary Committee By Jim Forsyth Thursday, November 4, 2010 The San Antonio Congressman who is in line to become chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee is promising 'a number of investigations and oversight committee actions' which he vows will 'hold the administration accountable,’ 1200 WOAI news reports. Veteran Republican Lamar Smith, a Yale graduate and social conservative who grew up in the brush country of south Texas which is now transit point for illegal immigrants and drugs, said in a news conference that a number...
  • John Conyers Speaking at Democratic Socialists of America Meeting

    10/21/2010 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/21/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Should Democrats "pal around" with socialists? Whether it is a good idea or not here we have a sitting congressman actually going to a group of socialists and addressing them at one of their meetings. It wasn't that many years ago that such a meeting would ring the death knell for a politician's career. Today, though, it goes entirely without note. On October 5, 2010, Congressman John Conyers went personally to speak before a meeting in Michigan's of members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Video link
  • Shock video: Top Dem, socialists plot '1-world' scheme

    10/17/2010 11:18:43 PM PDT · by FromLori · 34 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 10/17/10 | Aaron Klein
    The Democratic chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee has been caught on tape meeting with a U.S.-based, Marxist-oriented socialist organization to discuss how the group can cooperate to strengthen President Obama and advance their "one-world" plans. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who has a long history with the Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA, was recorded promoting a "one-world" government, while asking the socialist group to organize against the war in Afghanistan and in support of Obama's policies. "I see that us making him more cooperative with our plans is going to strengthen him and not weaken him," Conyers says...
  • Conyers: Lame duck session will investigate Karl Rove

    10/05/2010 9:33:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 5, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    John Conyers addressed a progressive activist group this past weekend and tried to find some way to energize the base. The 111th Congress has done little for anyone to cheer, of course, with the progressives unhappy that ObamaCare didn’t contain a public-option Trojan horse for an eventual single-payer plan, and everyone else unhappy about ObamaCare in general. What better way to get some love from the audience than to promise an investigation into the single biggest menace facing America? Would that be joblessness, capital flight, national security, or the federal deficit? No, it’s something much, much more malevolent: (Video at...
  • Conyers Has Driver's License Suspended After Bounced Check

    10/04/2010 6:40:50 AM PDT · by mockingbyrd · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 4th, 2010
    Rep. John Conyers, the powerful chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, had his driver's license suspended for a month this summer when a check he used to pay the renewal fee bounced, according to Michigan driving records obtained by The Associated Press. The 81-year-old Detroit Democrat tried to renew his license at a secretary of state branch office on Feb. 2, the records show. Months later, state officials determined the bank account tied to the check had insufficient funds, and his license was suspended on June 30. Conyers eventually paid the fee, and his suspension was lifted July 26....
  • Wife of Rep. Conyers begins federal prison sentence

    09/10/2010 4:52:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Wife of Rep. Conyers begins federal prison sentence By Michael O'Brien - 09/10/10 04:28 PM ET The wife of Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin a 37-month sentence on corruption charges. Monica Conyers, a former Detroit city councilwoman, reported to the Alderson Federal Prison Camp this afternoon 20 minutes before deadline, the Detroit Free Press reported. Conyers pleaded guilty last year for taking bribes to influence a vote on a sludge disposal contract in Detroit. She has since attempted to withdraw her plea. Her husband, the chairman of the House...
  • Monica Conyers Goes To Jail

    09/11/2010 6:25:09 PM PDT · by opentalk · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9/10/2010 | Judicial Watch
    The corrupt Detroit lawmaker who took cash bribes in fast-food parking lots will report to prison today after a federal appeals court rejected her desperate effort to avoid serving time for crimes she pleaded guilty to but subsequently denied committing. Disgraced Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, wife of House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, will spend the next three years incarcerated (if you can even call it that) at a West Virginia federal detention center appropriately nicknamed Camp Cupcake. Located along a river in the scenic foothills, the facility resembles a college campus and has hosted famous inmates such as...
  • Celebrating Ramadan at the White House

    08/14/2010 1:02:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    Whitehouse via - Video ^ | August 13, 2010 | n/a
    Note: This is the Whitehouse channel on YouTube. # Video: "Celebrating Ramadan at the White House" Video Description - Quote: Free Download | whitehouse | August 13, 2010 The President hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. Category: News & Politics Tags: • Ramadan Iftar Dinner President Barack Obama Muslim Islam Download this video for offline viewing. Public Domain. Download High Quality MP4 Learn more
  • Lefties let loose at Public Citizen tribute to Phil Donahue: Love him, hate (almost) everybody else

    07/26/2010 7:30:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 1+ views
    WashPo 'blogs ^ | July 19, 2010 | The Reliable Source
    Get a bunch of lefties together, mix liberally with wine, and the bombs start exploding. Public Citizen, the consumer group founded by Ralph Nader, gave its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Phil Donahue on Thursday night at the National Press Club. There were plenty of tributes for the talk show host, but it was impossible for the room full of pumped-up progressives to get through the evening without finding plenty of people to criticize -- including Barack Obama. "We have a president that many of us, particularly here on the left, we really want to cheer," investigative journalist Seymour Hersh...