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  • Bill Clinton jokes no one would skip Dingell's funeral: 'Only time' we could get the last word

    02/16/2019 11:04:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/14/19 | John Bowden
    Former President Clinton joked Thursday that nobody wanted to miss the funeral for Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) because it was their only chance to get "the last word" with the late veteran congressman. "One of the reasons none of us would have missed this is that this is the only time in our entire lives in public service that we were in the same room as John Dingell and got the last word," Clinton said. The remark was met with heavy laughter and applause from the audience, including Clinton's wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who sat next to...
  • The Future They're Planning for Us

    02/12/2019 5:28:00 PM PST · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | February 11, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Two contrasting approaches to population growth: ~First, the American policy, per the Census Bureau: The Census Bureau is projecting that the population of the United States will hit 404 million by 2060, and nearly all of the net growth will be from immigrants and their families. A new analysis of the figures shows that of the 79 million more in 2060, 75 million will be legal and illegal immigrants and their families, a population the size of France and Belgium combined. Without immigration, according to the Census analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies, the U.S. population would increase by...
  • Pro-Abort John Dingell Gets Catholic Funeral

    02/11/2019 6:39:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/11/19 | Anita Carey
    Funeral to take place at Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn, MIDEARBORN, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Catholics are outraged another pro-choice politician will be given a Catholic funeral. Throughout John Dingell's nearly six decades serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, his many and varied achievements would have to include his support to advance the Culture of Death by pushing contraception, abortion pills for rape victims and using embryos for research. In 2006, before he retired, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) rated Dingell as having a "pro-choice stance" with a score of 0 percent. He died from prostate...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/8/2019

    02/08/2019 5:14:05 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/8/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Amazon magnate, the world's richest man and owner of "The Washington Post", Jeff Bezos, says he's being blackmailed by the "National Enquirer", a media outlet friendly to President Trump...... The Justice Department filing its opening brief in the appeal of last year's dismissal of charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another key defendant in the Bunkerville Standoff case...... France has pulled its ambassador out of Italy for consultations two days after the leader of one of Italy's governing parties met Yellow Vests protesters in Paris.... After all the conflict or at least it appeared to...
  • John Dingell Dead at 92

    02/07/2019 6:36:02 PM PST · by MountainWalker · 88 replies
    Me | 2/7/2019 | Me
    John "control the people" Dingell Dead at 92. Couldn't post the link from Detroit News.
  • John Dingell: to fix Congress, abolish the Senate

    12/06/2018 1:16:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    VOX ^ | December 4, 2018 | Dylan Matthews
    John Dingell knows a thing or two about how Congress works. First elected to the US House of Representatives at age 29 in a 1955 special election, Dingell left office in January 2015, nearly 60 years later. The last president he served with, Barack Obama, was born six years after Dingell entered office. His tenure was the longest in the history of the House or Senate, outlasting stalwarts like Strom Thurmond and Ted Kennedy by more than a decade. So his call to abolish the Senate, announced in an Atlantic excerpt from his new memoir, is pretty notable. He pairs...
  • The Longest-Serving Congressman In History Wants To Abolish The Senate

    12/05/2018 6:51:26 AM PST · by mkleesma · 77 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 12/5/18 | Andy Campbell
    A man who served Congress for more than 59 years says he could fix its broken systems by completely abolishing the Senate. John D. Dingell, who represented Michigan from 1955 to 2015 ― the longest anyone has ever served in Congress in America ― said in The Atlantic that he can’t stand watching good bills pass a “hyper-partisan House” and then be stymied by the Senate, which is disproportionately weighted by congresspeople in small states. “With my own eyes, I’ve watched in horror and increasing anger as that imbalance in power has become the primary cause of our national legislative...
  • John Dingell calls for Senate to be abolished

    12/04/2018 7:50:34 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Former Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) penned an op-ed Tuesday calling for the Senate to be abolished and for elections to be publicly funded. Dingell, who represented Michigan in the House for over 59 years, wrote for the Atlantic a series of suggestions to address the "unprecedented cynicism about the nobility of public service itself." The former lawmaker noted that in 1958 a survey from the University of Michigan found that 73 percent of Americans trusted the federal government to do the right thing almost always or most of the time. In 2017, the same study conducted by the Pew Research...
  • Will House Ethics Comm. Let Conyers Sex Scandal Slide Like His Past Corrupt Acts?

    11/22/2017 10:25:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 22, 2017
    The prominent Michigan congressman who illegally forced congressional staffers to be personal servants and work on state and local campaigns is embroiled in a major sex scandal. Various media outlets report that John Conyers, the longest serving House member and ranking Democrat of the powerful Judiciary Committee, secretly settled a sexual harassment claim by an employee with taxpayer funds from his office budget. Additionally, multiple former staff members accuse the 88-year-old lawmaker of repeatedly making sexual advances toward female staff. Democratic colleagues have already called for a House Ethics Committee probe, but theres little hope Conyers will be punished since...
  • John Dingell, longest-serving congressman in U.S. history, turns 90

    07/08/2016 8:59:55 AM PDT · by Borges · 27 replies
    Michigan Radio ^ | 7/8/2016 | LEV FACHER
    John Dingell turns 90 today, meaning he's spent barely over one-third of his life not representing Southeast Michigan in Congress. With 59 years of service, Dingell remains the longest-serving congressman in the history of the United States. His wife, Debbie, succeeded him as the representative from Michigan's 12th Congressional District when he retired in 2014. Dingell is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and in recent years has developed a cult following on Twitter -- not exactly a hotbed of octogenarian politicians. In honor of Dingell's birthday, greetings are pouring in from around the country. Among the more...
  • Dingell hat trick: Debbie to run (Dingell Dynasty)

    02/25/2014 1:23:09 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/14 | ANNA PALMER and SCOTT WONG
    The Dingell dynasty dates back to the era of FDR and theres very little that can stop it from rolling on. Rep. John Dingell announced Monday hes leaving the seat he took over from his father nearly six decades ago. And now his wife, Debbie Dingell, is planning to announce in the district Friday her candidacy for the open seat, according to a source close to Dingell. Dingell wasted no time putting together a campaign apparatus Monday, holding a conference call last night with her husbands former aides. She also may sever ties with the American Automotive Policy Council where...
  • Rep. John Dingell (88) calls it quits (after 58 years)

    02/24/2014 7:50:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the longest-serving House member in history, will retire at the end of his term, he told the Detriot News in an interview. "I'm not going to be carried out feet first," Dingell told the paper. "I don't want people to say I stayed too long." Dingell, 88, has been in Congress since 1955 and is the longest-serving member in congressional history. The former chairman of the powerful House Energy & Commerce committee cited both health concerns and a frustration with Congress in his decision to retire. "My doctor says I'm OK. And I'm still as smart...
  • Michigan's John Dingell to Retire After Nearly 60 Years in House

    02/24/2014 7:00:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/24/2014 | By ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON Representative John D. Dingell Jr., Democrat of Michigan, the longest serving member of Congress in history, on Monday was expected to announce that he will not seek re-election in 2014, and will leave Congress in 2015. Mr. Dingell, 87, has served in the House for more than 58 years, under 11 presidents.
  • Report: U.S. Rep. John Dingell considering retirement

    02/17/2014 3:09:17 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 42 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Kyle Feldscher
    John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the United States House of Representatives, is considering not running for re-election, according to a report in the Detroit News. Dingell, who represents the Ann Arbor area along with areas of Wayne County, has run successfully 29 times since 1955. The 87-year-old Dearborn Democrat recently broke the record for the longest-serving congressman in history. According to the report, Dingell is considering retirement. His spokesman, Christopher Schuler, states Dingell is doing the same thing as he has always done before running for re-election, which is determining how to best serve his constituents. The News states...
  • Detroit-area members of Congress react to 'rampant rascality' over looming shutdown and Obamacare

    09/30/2013 2:49:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    mlive.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Khalil AlHajal
    DETROIT, MI -- Members of Congress from Metro Detroit reacted strongly to weekend developments in the budget battle that threatens a Tuesday government shutdown, with U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn) using the harshest words. This once-deliberative body has been taken over by knaves and know-nothings, content with putting partisan politics ahead of the American people," Dingell said in a statement. The Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday that would fund the government through Dec. 15 while delaying Obamacare for one year. Senate Democrats rejected the proposal before the House even voted and the president has threatened a veto. Without passage...
  • Boehners Congratulatory News Release Labels Rep. Dingell (D) As a Republican

    06/08/2013 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 7, 2013 - 11:31 AM | Susan Jones
    Rep. John Dingell, now 86 years old, on Friday became the longest-serving member of Congress. In a congratulatory news release, the office of House Speaker John Boehners office originally identified the liberal Democrat from Michigan as an R.
  • 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...
  • John Dingell Deplores House Climate

    12/14/2011 4:59:59 PM PST · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Rollcall ^ | December 14, 2011 | By Jonathan Strong
    Youre talking to a guy who is really sad but also who is really angry, Rep. John Dingell told Roll Call in a wide-ranging interview on the eve of the 56th anniversary of his 1955 entry to Congress.
  • Dingell: Giffords shot because Palin and GOP 'were putting crosshairs on her'

    01/14/2011 6:58:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Detroit News' The Michigan View | January 14, 2011 | Henry Payne
    Link only, due to copyright issues: http://www.detnews.com/article/20110114/MIVIEW/101140359/1467/opinion01/Dingell--Giffords-shot-because-Palin-and-GOP--were-putting-crosshairs-on-her-
  • Steele vs. Dingell Results (Democrat Dingell Losing)

    11/02/2010 7:43:19 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 27 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/10
    A tight election between Incumbent Democrat John Dingell and Republican Rob Steele has come down to the wire this election. According to the polls, Dingell has held a lead over Steele right up until now. According to Real Clear Politics, Dingell is leading Steele by a sizable amount points in the polls. For results and more information concerning the race, visit Real Clear Politics. Steele: 50.3% Dingell: 46.4% 23% in