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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Dingell Says No Tort Reform in ObamaCare: "Congress Can Only Handle So Much"; Crowd Erupts - Video

    08/07/2009 1:44:31 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 1,596+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is amazing video from a Town Hall Event held by Democrat Congressman John Dingell of Michigan, where he was asked if the current Democrat Health Care Bill had a provision for "Tort Reform," speaking of the huge number of frivilous lawsuits against doctors that drive the cost of Health Care up. Dingell's Response - "The Congress can only handle so much at one time." I kid you not! The crowd just erupted in groans and laughter when he said that, and then followed with shouts of "Shame! Shame on you!" He was also asked why Democrats want to install...
  • John Dingell Health Care Town Meeting (VIDEO)

    08/07/2009 5:58:40 AM PDT · by Portnoy · 21 replies · 1,850+ views ^ | August 7, 2009 | Portnoy
    I am reposting these from last night for the morning people. I attended the John Dingell Town Hall for Health Care last night in Romulus Michigan. Congressman Dingell did not promote the event at all, yet there were easily 600+ people for a meeting hall that would only fit 150. People waited outside for 90 minutes for a second session that followed the first. I was able to get into the second session and tape the following videos. Watch John Dingell Town HallMore Reaction to the Health Care BillThe front rows were mostly filled with Dingell supporters. Funny that none...
  • Obama, lawmakers agree on "cash-for-clunkers" bill [Your cash, Their clunker]

    05/05/2009 9:41:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies · 2,538+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2009 | Sandra Maler
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers reached agreement on Tuesday on proposed "cash-for-clunkers" legislation as part of a broader effort to fight climate change, lawmakers said. Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat and other lawmakers from automaking states want the climate change bill to include a provision encouraging owners of less fuel-efficient cars to trade them in for cars that use less gasoline.
  • The Waxman Democrats

    11/21/2008 5:55:37 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 17 replies · 954+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 21, 2008 | Editorial
    Sitting chairmen are nearly impossible to depose, never mind one with the seniority and record of Mr. Dingell, who has served longer than anyone else in the House. The Democratic caucus nonetheless stripped him of his 28-year position atop the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has great power over the climate change and health-care bills that Mr. Obama hopes to pass next year. Instead, California's Henry Waxman, who was elected by a reported 137 to 122, will do the honors. (We say "reported" because the vote was by secret ballot, which in a rich irony Democrats want to prevent for...
  • Waxman Beats Dingell On Crucial Steering Vote (Get ready for green socialism)

    11/20/2008 9:38:39 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 9 replies · 491+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 19, 2008 | Ryan Grim
    (The Politico) Rep Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has won round one in his bid to unseat Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) as chairman of the powerhouse commerce committee. Waxman won a critical preliminary vote on the Dem's steering committee vote 25-22. The vote goes to the full caucus, likely tomorrow. A steering win doesn't always translate into a caucus victory -- but it's a big step for Waxman. Dingell supporters downplayed the Wednesday vote, arguing the Democrats' Steering and Policy Committee is misrepresentative of the broader caucus. "We're in a much stronger position with the rank-and-file," Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle said on...
  • Bob Novak: Democratic paranoia about oil prices

    07/15/2008 10:38:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 136+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | July 15, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised that by the end of last week he would show Republicans his proposal to deal with "this speculation thing" that he calls the root cause of $4-a-gallon gasoline. It would attempt "to end speculation on the oil markets." By week's end, Republicans had seen nothing of Reid's plan because of internal Democratic disagreement on details. Plus, Democratic leaders were focused Monday on denouncing President Bush's lifting of the executive ban on offshore oil drilling. Still, plenty of other Democratic legislative proposals floated around Capitol Hill, claiming to resolve the nation's gasoline woes by regulating...
  • Democrats on Energy. Sigh.

    07/08/2007 4:44:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 247+ views
    Hang Right Politics ^ | June 22nd, 2007 | Posted by Kathy
    I wonder how those labor unions working in the auto industry feel about all those donations to democrats now? Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who opposed the Senate provision and had fought to instead pass a more auto industry-friendly fuel economy measure, said one reason for his effort's failure was growing public concern about global warming. "The public wants action, rightfully so, on global warming," Levin said in an interview. And he added, the auto industry is "a juicy target. This is the first of many stupidities that will be laid at the feet of 'global warming' - the new cash...
  • It Takes a Recession (The home of the UAW ponders an end to compulsory unions.)

    06/17/2007 4:29:22 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies · 936+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2007 | LAWRENCE W. REED
    MIDLAND, Mich. -- For three-quarters of a century, industrial Michigan was a linchpin of the nation's labor movement. It was the birthplace of the United Auto Workers and home to such labor icons as Jimmy Hoffa and the Reuther brothers. Generations of Michiganders grew up believing that tough unions would protect jobs and secure higher incomes. It has therefore been an unlikely place to ban the closed shop -- that is, the practice of forcing employees to join a union as a condition of taking a job. But that may be changing. There is now a serious push to do...
  • Senators reach agreement on fuel economy

    06/21/2007 4:52:15 PM PDT · by gpapa · 60 replies · 1,312+ views
    AP via ^ | June 21, 2007 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to increase fuel economy standards to 35 miles per gallon for cars and SUVs, the first significant boost demanded of automakers in nearly 20 years.
  • Dingell to propose Carbon Tax

    07/08/2007 8:12:00 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 17 replies · 662+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 8, 2007 | NRG1973
    Counting on Failure, Energy Chairman Floats Carbon Tax WASHINGTON, July 6 — A powerful House Democrat said on Friday that he planned to propose a steep new “carbon tax” that would raise the cost of burning oil, gas and coal, in a move that could shake up the political debate on global warming. The proposal came from Representative John D. Dingell of Michigan, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and it runs directly counter to the view of most Democrats that any tax on energy would be a politically disastrous approach to slowing global warming. But Mr. Dingell,...
  • Dingell's CAFE Klatsch

    07/01/2007 10:09:35 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 10 replies · 453+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 30 June 2007 | Staff
    Energy Policy: targets Michigan Democrat John Dingell for his reluctance to increase fuel economy standards. Maybe he knows higher standards won't promote energy independence or save the earth. Rep. Dingell, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has been protective of the auto industry and skeptical over the effectiveness of higher corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards in fighting global warming. He has resisted fighting climate change on the backs of a beleaguered U.S. auto industry, at least as long as countries like China and India are allowed to build cars and roads without any environmental restrictions. If...
  • Rep. Dingell floats 'carbon tax' plan [boost the federal gasoline tax by 50 cents.......]

    07/07/2007 8:48:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,797+ views
    Rep. Dingell floats 'carbon tax' plan 23 minutes ago A House committee chairman is trying to show his Democratic colleagues that people in the U.S. are not ready to pay the full costs of fixing global warming. Rep. John Dingell, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says he will propose a "carbon tax" on the burning of fossil fuels that emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But he says he only is offering the plan to show how unpopular it would be. "I sincerely doubt that the American people are willing to pay what this is really going...
  • targets Dingell

    06/28/2007 10:55:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 1,249+ views ^ | June 28, 2007 | Henry Payne has taken out radio ads here in Michigan to attack octogenarian – and fellow Democrat - John Dingell as a dinosaur for blocking new Washington fuel economy rules (activists are also donning dinosaur costumes and picketing the congressman’s office with “Dingellsaurus” signs – and I thought lefties were opposed to ageism). Here’s an excerpt from the ad featuring a father and son discussing a dinosaur picture book: Father: And this one? Billy: I don’t know. Father: It’s a Dingell-saurus. Billy: A what? Father: A Dingellsaurus. Someone who’s been in Congress so long, he forgets about the people who sent...
  • Surprise: Andrea Accuses Pelosi of 'Unseemly, Imperial' Celebrations

    01/04/2007 8:48:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 75 replies · 3,615+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has that blizzard in the Plains blown all the way into Hades? On the day of Nancy Pelosi's congressional coronation, a rhetorical shot was taken at her from an unexpected quarter, that of Andrea Mitchell. Interviewing veteran Dem congressman John Dingell of Michigan on MSNBC this morning, Mitchell asked: "Are you happy with this big celebration that Nancy Pelosi has planned for herself? Is it a bit unseemly to have Stevie Wonder and Tony Bennett and the dinners and the lunches and the brunches and the trip to Baltimore to rename the street in honor of her. Isn't this a...
  • Three From Clinton Administration Urge Disney to Cancel or Revise 9/11 Miniseries (Must Watch)

    09/06/2006 10:17:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 135 replies · 3,349+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 7, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    Three From Clinton Administration Urge Disney to Cancel or Revise Sept. 11 MiniseriesBy JESSE McKINLEY Published: September 7, 2006 Three members of the Clinton administration have written the chairman of the Walt Disney Company, ABC’s parent, to complain that the network’s coming two-part miniseries “The Path to 9/11” is fraught with factual errors and fabrications. The letters ask that the five-hour movie, scheduled for broadcast Sunday and Monday, be either edited for accuracy or canceled, and ABC gave a small indication yesterday that some changes might be made. One of the officials, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, said in...
  • Why pick sides? Maybe America should just sit this one out

    08/06/2006 2:32:41 PM PDT · by SJackson · 43 replies · 1,288+ views ^ | 8-6-06 | James Lileks
    If the Democrats retake the House of Representatives, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., will be chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. They handle oil and stuff. Well, the guys with the oil will love this: "I don't take sides for or against Hezbollah or for or against Israel," said Dingell on a local TV show. Maybe he's onto something. After all, nothing works in the Middle East anymore; perhaps complete neutrality is the best of the options. But let's review them first. •The U.S. continues to support Israel. This is becoming difficult, since many important nations with well-dressed, urbane representatives...
  • Hunters ask judge to dismiss case

    06/14/2006 11:12:14 AM PDT · by JZelle · 2 replies · 312+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6-14-06 | Gene Mueller
    The U.S. Sportsmen's Legal Defense Fund, an arm of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, has petitioned a federal judge to dismiss a case brought by anti-hunters that would outlaw recreational hunting on 37 units of the National Wildlife Refuge System. "The case is totally without merit," said Rick Story of the Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation, which manages the defense fund. "We would have filed our motion to dismiss the suit sooner, but the anti-hunting plaintiffs kept amending it to seek hunting bans on more refuges. It seems they've run out of ideas, so it's time to end this debacle." The sportsmen's group...
  • Prospective Democratic Chairs All Liberal(Miss Folks do your part vote Epsy June 6)

    06/03/2006 12:34:41 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 33 replies · 842+ views
    CBS ^ | JUne 3 2006 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    If the chips fall right for Democrats and their party seizes control of the House, President Bush's agenda on Capitol Hill would fall into the hands of some of his most dogged opponents. It's not just would-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, but a boatload of Democrats newly running committees who would determine what legislation gets debated and which programs and agencies get scrutiny. So who are the chairmen to be? _a Polish-American lawyer with a reputation for making witnesses quiver. _a die-hard liberal from New York's Harlem with 35 years in the House. _a free-spending progressive from Wausau, Wis....
  • Dingell Condemns Remarks Attacking Islam by Rep. Tancredo

    07/23/2005 6:13:24 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 192 replies · 2,343+ views
    Congressman John D. Dingell (MI-15), the Dean of the House of Representatives, condemned the recent comments made by Representative Tom Tancredo (CO-06) as “ignorant” and “inexcusable” for a Member of Congress. During a recent interview on Tampa radio station WFLA-AM, Mr. Tancredo said that the US might “take out (Muslim) holy sites” in response to another terrorist attack on the US. When asked if he meant Mecca, Congressman Tancredo responded “yeah.” Said Dingell, “First of all, suggesting the bombing of a holy site of any religion is simply inexcusable for an elected official in the United States Congress and an...
  • The Ann Coulter Correction

    03/09/2005 7:05:38 AM PST · by Coastal · 29 replies · 2,425+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | March 9, 2005 | CK Rairden
    So here we have firebrand conservative writer Ann Coulter. Her job is to provoke thought with her wit as she pens words to paper. She's basically an agent of free speech, she is---an opinion columnist. And she is so good at it, she makes some on the left very angry. According to E&P "In her February 23 column for Universal Press Syndicate, Coulter observed, among other things, that Guckert/Gannon was a better reporter than The New York Times' Maureen Dowd and his "only offense is that he may be gay." Then she adds: "Press passes can't be that hard to...
  • Pentagon Is Pressing to Bypass Environmental Laws for War Games and Arms Testing

    12/27/2004 11:56:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 650+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 28, 2004 | FELICITY BARRINGER
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 - The Defense Department, which controls 28 million acres of land across the nation that it uses for combat exercises and weapons testing, has been moving on a variety of fronts to reduce requirements that it safeguard the environment on that land. In Congress, the Pentagon has won exemptions in the last two years from parts of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. It has sought in recent years to exempt military activities, for three years, from compliance with parts of the Clean Air Act. Also, the Pentagon, which controls about 140 of...
  • KISSING THE HAND THAT SMACKS YOU (Boy Scouts give award to U.S. Rep who voted AGAINST them)

    11/29/2004 10:34:37 AM PST · by Stoat · 4 replies · 690+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | November 29, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    KISSING THE HAND THAT SMACKS YOU By Michelle Malkin   ·   November 29, 2004 12:41 PM Next week, Rep. John Dingell will receive a "Distinguished Citizen Award" from the Detroit area Boy Scouts.Yet, just nine days ago, Dingell--along with fellow Dems Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Lynn Woolsey of California--voted against a resolution commending the Boy Scouts and condemning legal efforts to limit government ties to the group because of its requirement that members believe in God.Chris Lilek asks: You wouldn't expect the National Rifle Association to give Rosie O'Donnell an award, or Planned Parenthood to give Senator Tom Coburn...
  • New twist in FCC Senate battle

    03/19/2002 4:34:35 AM PST · by GeneD · 4 replies · 171+ views ^ | 3/19/02
    The battle in the United States Senate over the open Democratic seat on the Federal Communications Commission has taken another turn, with the Republican leader in the Senate throwing his support to an aide to the ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, according to a report by the Reuters wire service. Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., had declared his intention to block the nomination of an aide to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., for the open spot on the FCC. President Bush had already announced that he would put the aide, Jonathan Adelstein, forward for...