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  • 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 there’s 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 there’s very little that can stop it from rolling on. Rep. John Dingell announced Monday he’s 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 husband’s 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...
  • Boehner’s 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 Boehner’s 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
    “You’re 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
  • Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom"

    06/12/2008 2:12:46 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies · 59+ views
    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/ ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    12, 2008 EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom" Mohammed Al-Churbaji, Dad of Obama Fundraiser Worked for Azzam, Bin Laden * How hard it is to get rid of known terrorists in our midst and how easy it is for a deported Al-Qaeda terrorist to return to America; * How corrupt U.S. embassy officials get away with re-admitting terrorists into the U.S.; * How easily terrorists and their families gain acceptance by our society, including the Barack Obama Presidential campaign; * How America's universities are not tools of moderation for Muslim foreigners, but breeding grounds for terrorist fraternization...
  • Dem Rep. John Dingell Says U.S. Senate is “Undemocratic” and Slow – Video

    07/05/2010 8:05:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 26 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 5, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Democrat Rep. John Dingell being asked what he would do if he could use a “magic wand” to change things in Congress. Dingell went immediately to the U.S. Senate, saying it is slower than a “snail,” and faulted the 60-vote cloture rule for making it very difficult to get anything done. Dingell said the rule has made the Senate “undemocratic.” It’s interesting that Democrats are all worried about the cloture rule when they are in the majority. But when they were in the minority, they did everything they could to block the agenda of President George...
  • VIDEO: Dem Congressman: Tea Partiers "Don't Know" Who They're Mad At

    04/20/2010 8:29:32 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 35 replies · 610+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 20, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan): "The simple fact of the matter is people are afraid, they're frustrated and a lot times they don't know really who they're mad at. For example, they're mad at everybody and they're not particularly upset about Wall Street."
  • Top Democrat: It's taken a long time to control the people

    03/25/2010 6:09:38 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 11 replies · 468+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/25/2010 | Gary P
    Marxist democrats say the darndest things, and I’m not talking about Mr Gaffetastic, Joe “Big F****ing Deal” Biden who is liable to say anything, at anytime. Two words: Impeachment insurance! No…this time I’m talking about a working Marxist communist, Congressman John Dingell, who is absolute proof we need term limits and we need them yesterday. This guy has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1955 and his dad held the seat before that.... .... Rep. John Dingell, Sr.), made an amazing admission during a live telephone interview with Detroit WJR News/Talk 760 radio talk show host Paul...
  • John Dingell, It takes time to control the people....

    03/22/2010 5:58:38 AM PDT · by taildragger · 81 replies · 3,353+ views
    WJR ^ | 03/22/2010 | taildragger
    I just got a heads up from a friend of mine, a dad with a special needs child and he was livid. On WJR today Paul W. Smith was Interviewing John Dingell. He said something to the effect in regards to the opposition that: It takes time to control the people.Paul W has a delay on posting the audio file(s) on WJR.My questions:Did anyone hear it? Did anyone record it?Does anyone have a subscription to Rush 24-7 and all the talkers subscriptions to give them a heads up, my friend can't swing financially and asked me to get the word...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • Dem Rep. Dingell Compares Anti-ObamaCare Protesters to KKK Protests of the 1960's - Video 8/10/09

    08/11/2009 7:09:52 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 453+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 11, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Democrat Rep. John Dingell on The Ed Show last night where he drew a comparison between the anti-ObamaCare protesters he is facing to Ku Klux Klan members who he said showed up at meetings in the 1960's. The Democrats don't grasp the level of anger average Americans feel toward what they are doing. They just keep stoking the fires, and digging a deeper hole for themselves. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Man With Son In Wheelchair Shouts Down Rep. Dingell

    08/10/2009 10:00:12 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 25 replies · 1,850+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 10, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Mike Sola of Michigan demands that U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan) explain why his son Scott, who has cerebral palsy, would not be covered under health insurance reform legislation. They were later escorted out by police.