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  • Kanjorski and the Money Market Funds: The Facts

    07/09/2010 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 15 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | February 12, 2009 | Felix Salmon
    With the Kanjorski Meme still spreading (see Ben Smith, Andrew Leonard, Moldbug, and more), I think I'm finally able to squash it with some hard figures: there never was a $500 billion outflow from any asset class in the space of a couple of hours or even weeks, and the Fed never shut down or froze any money-market accounts. This is not the first time that Kanjorski has made these allegations. But first, it's worth going through the timeline. On September 15, Lehman Brothers failed. The Reserve fund -- which was $64 billion that morning, and which had a substantial...
  • US Debit Fee Caps May Hurt Poorest Customers: Dimon

    01/17/2011 5:37:18 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 25 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | January 14, 2011 | Maria Aspan
    Federal limits on debit card processing fees will force banks to charge customers more for services, making accounts too expensive for as many as 5 percent of customers, JPMorgan Chase & Co's chief executive said on Friday. The rules, proposed as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, would cap the fees that merchants pay banks for processing debit card transactions at 12 cents each. That is almost 75 percent less than the average 44 cents per transaction that banks get now. U.S. banks could lose about $13 billion of their annual industry debit processing revenues because of the rules,...
  • Dem Congressman who called for GOP Gov. to be put against a wall and shot now pleads for civility

    01/11/2011 11:26:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/11/2011 | Mark Hemingway
    Ex-Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., pens an op-ed in the New York Times today about the proper political response to this weekend's tragedy. I wholeheartedly support the former Congressman (Kanjorski lost his seat in November) when he argues that, following this weekend's shooting, Congressman need to remain open and accessible to the public. However, Kanjorski is rather hypocritical when he climbs up on his soapbox: We all lose an element of freedom when security considerations distance public officials from the people. Therefore, it is incumbent on all Americans to create an atmosphere of civility and respect in which political discourse can...
  • Kanjorski: 'We deserved to lose'

    01/10/2011 3:49:09 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 13 replies
    Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 1/9/2011 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    NANTICOKE - In his first and only major post-election interview, U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski contended his tenure was better than one of the region's legendary congressmen, partially credited himself with two decades of improvement in the local economy, defended his role in his nephews' failed technology company and said he "deserved to lose." "The fact of the matter is, I probably did more public works in this congressional district than any other member of Congress," Kanjorski said while seated in the living room of his home during an almost two-hour interview just before his 13th and final term officially...
  • Defeated Veteran Democrat: ‘Taxes Are Going to Have to Go Up’

    11/13/2010 7:18:11 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 31 replies
    The Note ^ | 11/12/2010 | Rick Klein
    Despite President Obama’s suggestion that he’s willing to compromise with Republicans to extend all the Bush tax cuts at least temporarily, not all Democrats are willing to follow him down that path. Amid a liberal backlash against the president, Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., told us on ABC’s “Top Line” today that there isn’t “any way in the world” he would agree to extending the tax cuts for upper-income American – even if it’s only done so temporarily. “I would suspect most Democrats agreed with the president when he campaigned against allowing tax reductions for millionaires and billionaires -- took that...
  • DNC members escorted from Hazleton City Hall

    11/04/2010 5:29:15 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies
    Two men and a woman who identified themselves as members of the Democratic National Committee were asked to leave an election poll in the City of Hazleton on Tuesday. Eileen Whitaker, the election judge in Ward 8, which has its polling place in Hazleton City Hall, said the men, one of whom identified himself as Edmund F. Brown, were escorted out when they told poll workers they didn't reside or vote in Hazleton. Whitaker said Brown appeared at the poll as it opened at 7 a.m., but became a nuisance. "He was obnoxious, but a nice obnoxious," Whitaker said. "He...
  • Kanjorski Loss Leaves Big Void on Finance Panel (Maxine Waters to replace him?)

    11/04/2010 5:25:50 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/4/10 | Jeff Cox
    With Rep. Paul Kanjorski vanquished, the congressional horse-trading will begin to determine the leadership structure of the House Financial Services Committee. Kanjorski (D-Pa.) is Finance Chairman Barney Frank’s top deputy on the committee, but that will all change in January when the Republican majority takes over. After surviving two previous challenges, Kanjorski succumbed Tuesday to challenger Louis Barletta, a mayor in the 13-term congressman’s district in the northeast part of the state. With Kanjorski out of the way and the Democrats headed into the minority, all eyes will turn to whether the party leadership passes the baton to ultra-left California...
  • The Republican Victory is Going to Make Legalizing "Illegals Difficult" (Latino Media)

    11/04/2010 1:05:04 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies
    EFE (in Spanish) ^ | 3 November 2010 | EFE in Spanish, wire story
    Oh, they sure got their gears ground after hearing that Lou Barletta (of the famed HAZELTON, PA) got elected to Congress from Pennsylvania and beat the open borders lib Dem!Opening paragraph of the story.Link to original Spanish version now out.
  • Defeat looming, Paul Kanjorski lies low

    11/01/2010 6:00:17 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | 10/30/2010 | DAN HIRSCHHORN
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — These could be the final days of Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski’s political career. But the longtime Pennsylvania incumbent is hardly running toward the finish line with a blitz of retail campaigning. Facing Republican Lou Barletta for the third time in eight years, Kanjorski has in many ways run the classic incumbent-style campaign: Hype your accomplishments with franked mail, blanket the airwaves with TV ads, bring federal dollars home to the district and avoid unscripted situations. It's also the type of campaign that's proved difficult to pull off this year, one laced with populist unrest and anti-incumbent rage....
  • Clinton 'crazy about Paul Kanjorski'

    10/27/2010 9:45:22 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 10 replies
    Citizens Voice ^ | 10/27/2010 | Borys Krawczeniuk
    NANTICOKE - Former President Bill Clinton argued for re-electing U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski on Tuesday, contending the congressman helped reverse a Republican tide of red ink when he was president and delivered a flood control project that avoided major damage in the Wyoming Valley. "I'm crazy about Paul Kanjorski," Clinton told more than 600 people gathered in the gymnasium at Greater Nanticoke Area High School in the congressman's hometown. In a 38-minute speech, Clinton said Democrats have the nation on the path to recovery, but need more than 21 months to fix an economy that eight years of Republican...
  • Kanjorski ponders 'nuts,' bolts from blue (Obama "terrible wielder of power")

    10/24/2010 8:40:58 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 10 replies
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 10/23/2010 | Roderick Random
    U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski sometimes talks now as if he's free to say anything. The Nanticoke Democrat has finally achieved a certain stature as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee's capital markets subcommittee, having written key parts of the Wall Street reform bill. He apparently chats fairly regularly with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden or their staffs. He's good friends with former President Bill Clinton, who will campaign locally for him again Tuesday. Mr. Kanjorski is either confident or comfortable - confident voters will understand the power of his seniority or what he really means...
  • No Mercy (Catholic hospital system for sale due to Obamacare)

    10/15/2010 2:09:06 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 19 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2010 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Did Obamacare kill the Catholic hospital Joe Biden was born in? That’s been a matter of battling press releases, news reports, and even a radio ad in Pennsylvania in recent days, as the vice president went back to Scranton — home of Mercy Hospital, where he was delivered — to campaign for Rep. Chris Carney. The controversy got fired up when Kevin Cook, the CEO of Mercy Partners — a health-care system run by the Sisters of Mercy, with three hospitals in Pennsylvania — commented about those three locations’ being put up for sale: “Health-care reform is absolutely playing a...
  • Radio ad: Scranton Catholic hospitals closing in part due to Obamacare

    10/12/2010 11:14:29 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 13 replies
    Mercy Health Partners in Scranton are selling their hospitals, in part due to Obamacare. (One of the hospitals, Mercy Hospital, is the hospital Joe Biden was born at). This is the ad targeting the 2 Catholic Dems (Kanjorski and Carney) who voted FOR Obamacare.
  • The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes

    10/11/2010 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.11.10 @ 6:09AM | By Jeffrey Lord
    A mushrooming political battle over ObamaCare involving the White House, two incumbent Pennsylvania congressmen, three Catholic hospitals and a nun has just exploded in, of all places, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Charges from the Scranton medical community of intimidation by the Obama White House and its allies are filling the air. All of this just as Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Scranton today to raise money for one of the participants.
  • Howard Frank: Paul Kanjorski's disappearing act

    10/01/2010 8:54:11 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 2 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 10/1/2010 | Howard Frank
    Dear Congressman Kanjorski: I am so disappointed with you. The country is beset by record unemployment and a deep economic downturn. People — your people — are truly suffering. Pocono voters will choose their leaders in November. Your constituents. In your 11th Congressional District. Yet you refuse to appear before them. You've scheduled only one debate with your opponent, Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta, to take place less than a week before Election Day. And that's it. The Pocono Record asked you to meet with its editorial board. To sit across the table from your challenger, to stake your positions on...
  • Kanjorski gets NRA endorsement, Barletta gets NRA's highest rating

    09/29/2010 7:10:33 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 19 replies
    The Scranton Examiner ^ | 9/29/2010 | Steve Urbanski
    In dueling press releases from the Barletta and Kanjorski campaigns, each tout their support and endorsements from Second Amendment groups. Each of their press releases are posted below in their entirety and without comment in the order received by the Examiner. Lou Barletta receives highest rating from NRA, endorsements by Gun Owners of America, Firearms Owners Against Crime Congressional candidate Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta received the highest rating possible from the National Rifle Association and the endorsements of two other leading national pro-Second Amendment groups. Firearms Owners Against Crime and Gun Owners of America both strongly endorsed Mayor Barletta in...
  • Paul Kanjorski on CNBC Squakbox

    09/27/2010 6:59:59 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sept. 27, 2010
    From this morning's Squawk Box on CNBC. See link.
  • Poll indicates Barletta leading Kanjorski

    09/26/2010 6:30:38 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 12 replies
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 9/26/2010 | Bill O'Boyle
    Poll results that show Lou Barletta with a decisive lead in the 11th Congressional District race did not come as a surprise to one local political analyst. The second Times Leader 2010 Election poll, conducted by Critical Insights of Portland, Maine, shows that 43 percent of the 221 people polled favor Barletta, the Republican mayor of Hazleton, compared to 32 percent for 13-term Democratic incumbent Paul Kanjorski and 25 percent undecided. At the 95 percent confidence level, the margin of error for the 11th District was plus/minus 6.58 percent. Jeff Brauer, 39, political science associate professor at Keystone College in...
  • Kanjorski Finally Set for a Fall?

    09/19/2010 7:17:10 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/17/10 | Jeff Cox
    The third time may well be the proverbial charm for Lou Barletta and his quixotic bid to unseat veteran Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski. Kanjorski, the influential senior Financial Services Committee member and frequent “Squawk Box” guest on CNBC, is fighting nothing less than a legacy-challenging battle to keep his seat. Kanjorski was instrumental in putting together this year’s financial reform legislation, particularly the areas that addressed the too-big-to-fail institutions that triggered the credit crisis. So his seat is a biggie in terms of the Washington governmental structure. As a 13-term incumbent representing northeastern Pennsylvania, Kanjorski had been breezing through election...
  • Pa. Rep. keeps Obama endorsement quiet (Kanjorski-O must not be mentioned)

    09/18/2010 6:45:32 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-17-10 | Alex Isenstadt
    President Barack Obama is throwing his support to vulnerable Pennsylvania Rep. Paul Kanjorski – not that Kanjorski’s letting anyone know about it. On Thursday, Obama released an e-mail to supporters blaring: “I need you to support Paul Kanjorski for Congress” and urging them to go “door to door” drumming up support for Kanjorski. “You can make calls to voters in your area, and make sure they get to the polls. And you can spread the word about the importance of voting for Paul Kanjorski to your family, friends, and neighbors,” the e-mail read. But Kanjorski’s campaign never sent out a...
  • Dems ask stations to remove anti-Kanjorski ad

    09/14/2010 8:49:19 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 9 replies
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 9/14/2010 | Borys Krawczeniuk
    A national Democratic committee has asked local television stations to stop airing a campaign commercial that attacks U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski's support of the health care reform law. In a letter dated Friday to the stations, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee lawyers sharply challenge the accuracy of the commercial paid for by the 60 Plus Association, a conservative-leaning group that bought $465,000 in air time on the local stations starting last week. "This advertisement is false, misleading and deceptive," the lawyers wrote. The commercial argues Mr. Kanjorski voted for a $1 trillion health care bill that raises taxes, cuts $500...
  • Kanjorski: United States would have collapsed without financial bailout

    09/09/2010 5:06:03 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 23 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 9/8/2010 | David Pierce
    U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski defended the 2008 government bailout of failing financial giants as painfully necessary to prevent a complete collapse of the world economy and U.S. political system. Kanjorski, D-11, in a speech Tuesday at Pocono Medical Center sponsored by the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, gave a spirited defense of the bailout and this year's passage of financial regulatory reform he said will prevent future bailouts. Both are emerging as major campaign issues this fall, with Kanjorski's Republican opponent Lou Barletta calling the bailout a waste of taxpayer money at the expense of ordinary people. Kanjorski, a Democrat...
  • Kanjorski alters campaign strategy (no more "blame Bush")

    09/02/2010 5:11:40 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 2 replies
    Citizens Voice (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 9/2/2010 | Borys Krawczeniuk
    As he sought re-election two years ago, Democratic U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski acted as if he had two opponents. One was the Republican on the ballot, Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta. The other was President George W. Bush, who had turned as unpopular among voters as any president ever. Many television commercials aired by the Nanticoke Democrat and a national Democratic committee strapped Barletta to Bush. "They're like two peas in a pod, Lou Barletta and George Bush," speakers in a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attack commercial said. This year, the unpopular leader of the free world is President Barack...
  • Kanjo promotes security school (Potential pre-election pork promise)

    08/27/2010 8:26:51 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 7 replies
    Times Leader (Wilkes Barre, PA) ^ | 8/27/2010 | Bill O'Boyle
    ASHLEY – U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski Thursday unveiled a plan to lure to Luzerne County a training facility planned by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. General Services Administration. Called the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center, the facility would train about 10,000 diplomatic security trainees annually and would be funded with some $70 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. An Earth Conservancy site in Conyngham Township is receiving serious attention as the location for the center, Kanjorski said. The organization owns two adjacent parcels, one 2,300 acres and the other 1,100 acres. Kanjorski said he wanted...
  • Hybrid automaker eyes Northeast Pennsylvania

    08/22/2010 4:31:44 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 21 replies
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 8/21/2010 | DAVID FALCHEK
    U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-11, was in Old Forge on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of a small-business lending program. But his mention of a hybrid automobile manufacturer considering Northeast Pennsylvania had the crowd buzzing like an electric motor. The automaker, which was not named, is looking for a home for its national headquarters and factory and would employ 1,000 to start and 4,000 when fully operational, he said. "They came to us," the Nanticoke Democrat said, expounding on reasons he is optimistic for the area's economy. Mr. Kanjorski did not name the company, and it may be too...
  • ‘Politicizing football’ has 11th foes on attack (Kanjorski's snub of JoePa)

    08/11/2010 7:46:10 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 7 replies
    Times Leader (Wilkes Barre, PA) ^ | 8/11/2010 | Bill O'Boyle
    HAZLETON – Responding to criticism from his political opponent, U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski on Tuesday said his focus is on jobs and the economy, not “politicizing football.” Kanjorski, D-Nanticoke, responded to Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta’s criticism for not supporting Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s nomination for the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest national award that can be given to a civilian. Paterno, 83, was nominated by 5th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, a Republican who represents Centre County including State College, and 17 other members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation. The nomination letter was sent to...
  • Barletta: Kanjo should return Rangel cash

    07/27/2010 1:10:21 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 7 replies
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 7/27/10 | Bill O'Boyle
    Lou Barletta has called on U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski to return campaign donations from embattled U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel of New York. Barletta, the Republican mayor of Hazleton, is challenging the 13-term Democrat in the race for the 11th Congressional District seat. Rangel, 80, a 40-year House veteran and dean of the New York congressional delegation, may face serious charges from a House ethics panel. The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday that Rangel broke unspecified congressional rules. The Associated Press reported that the secretive ethics panel did not disclose the specific violations Rangel may have committed. The AP report said...
  • Lou Barletta's fundraising outpaces Kanjorski's in second quarter

    07/16/2010 8:47:37 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 7 replies
    Kanjorski $1 million behind where he was in 2008; 26-year incumbent only had 17 in-district donors July 16th Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Committee (FEC) Thursday showed that Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta raised more money in the second quarter and on the July report than 26-year incumbent Paul Kanjorski, his opponent. The same reports showed Kanjorski’s campaign was only able to get 17 donations (totaling $5,300) from people who live in the 11th Congressional District. Lou Barletta was the only challenger in Pennsylvania to out-raise an incumbent in the second quarter and on the July report. (http://www.politicspa.com/politicspa-second-quarter-fundraising-cheat-sheet/13324/)...
  • Joe full of 'bull' on economy (Biden says stimulus worked--Repubs are skeptical)

    07/15/2010 5:46:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 46 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/15/10 | S.A. MILLER
    VP Biden's bullish remarks--that $862B stimulus created or saved some 3.6M jobs--are part of a WH push to convince deeply skeptical voters that the economy is on a comeback.......Repubs question the validity of the numbers.
  • Kanjorski's nephew VP of firm that won $400M federal loan

    07/11/2010 3:54:37 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 13 replies
    The Standard Speaker (Hazleton PA) ^ | 7/11/2010 | Charles Schillinger
    A Colorado-based solar panel manufacturer for which the nephew of U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-11, Nanticoke, is vice president of marketing has received a $400 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy. The loan commitment to Abound Solar Manufacturing - announced by President Barack Obama during his July 3 weekly radio address - is to increase solar panel production at an existing plant in Colorado and build a second plant in Indiana that will create more than 1,200 jobs, a company statement said. Part of the management team of Abound Solar is the Nanticoke Democrat's nephew, Russell Kanjorski....
  • Kanjo, Barletta spar over ‘nuts’ (nuts-Kanjorski is talking about us)

    07/04/2010 6:05:46 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 7/2/2010 | Bill O'Boyle
    U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski is being criticized again for comments he made, this time on a local radio show, but his campaign fired back on Thursday. Last week the 13-term Democrat from Nanticoke was criticized and attacked for his statements about minorities and “defective” people. On Thursday, while appearing as a guest on WILK Radio’s “Webster and Nancy Show,” Kanjorski was asked if he was going to hold any public town hall meetings with his constituents. “We will do everything we can to meet with people, but I’m not going to set myself up for, you know, nuts to hit...
  • Kanjorski wants to avoid 'nuts' at town halls as lawmakers leave for recess

    07/02/2010 6:05:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/2/10 | Jordan Fabian
    A Democratic lawmaker said Thursday he does not want to encounter any "nuts" at town hall meetings with constituents. Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) made his comments as lawmakers are heading home for the July 4 recess. TimesLeader.com reported: On Thursday, while appearing as a guest on WILK Radio’s “Webster and Nancy Show,” Kanjorski was asked if he was going to hold any public town hall meetings with his constituents.
  • Dem Congressman: Dow Jones Will Plummet 1,000-2,000 if Financial Regulation Isn't Passed (Video)

    06/29/2010 1:48:33 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | June 29, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Today’s plunge in the U.S. financial markets is a cause of concern for a lot of people – but according to Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., we haven’t seen anything yet if congressional Democrats don’t get their way. Kanjorski was asked if by CNBC’s “Power Lunch” co-host Tyler Mathisen if financial regulation relied too much on regulators themselves and not the power of law, which Congress has the authority to enact. Kanjorski said he would have preferred a tougher bill. However, call it political expediency, especially as financial regulation legislation has an uncertain fate, but Kanjorski warned if Congress didn’t pass...
  • Kanjorski comments cause election-year stir (Hispanics to refrain from voting?)

    06/27/2010 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 5 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 6/26/10q | David Pierce
    U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski's signature legislative accomplishment — financial regulatory reform — has been overshadowed by his controversial comments Wednesday about "defective" people. His 11th District Republican opponent, Hazleton Mayor and anti-illegal-immigrant activist Lou Barletta, seized on Kanjorski's remarks as an insult to minorities and demanded an apology. Kanjorski says he merely explained how opponents of a reform provision to help unemployed people make mortgage payments falsely characterized Pennsylvanians the program helped in the past. "We're giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now, unfortunately, that because of the longevity of this recession, these...
  • Fellow Democrats rally to Kanjorski

    06/26/2010 2:23:01 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 21 replies
    Times Leader (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 6/26/2010 | BILL O ’ BOYLE
    Several members of Congress came to the defense of U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski Friday after he was taken to task for remarks he made during a committee hearing in Washington, D.C. Kanjorski’s challenger, Republican Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta, issued a press release Thursday criticizing the congressman for making what Barletta termed “insensitive” remarks directed toward minorities. Congressman Chaka Fattah, a Democrat and author of the mortgage relief provisions in the Wall Street reform act, issued a release supporting Kanjorski, and later in the day five members of Congress – all minorities like Fattah – sent a letter to the House...
  • Congressman Implies Minorities Not Good American People

    06/25/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 9 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/25/10 | CaroleL
    During a recent meeting on financial reform, one congressman insinuated that minorities are not "average, good American people" and said he was not fighting for people that aren’t responsible, that don’t know what the hell they’re doing or don't care what they're doing." Must have been one of those awful Republicans, right? Nope, it was Representative Paul Kanjorski (D-Pennsylvania).
  • VIDEO: Dem Rep Distinguishes Between Minorities and 'Average, Good' People

    06/24/2010 1:08:54 PM PDT · by Puzzleman · 5 replies
    Hope For America ^ | June 24, 2010 | Hoper for America
    VIDEO HERE.
  • GOP jumps on Kanjorski comments

    06/24/2010 8:16:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2010 | Joseph Weber
    Already locked in a tight re-election race, Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski did not help his chances with comments Wednesday implying minorities are not "good American people." "We're giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now, unfortunately," Mr. Kanjorski said during deliberations Wednesday between House and Senate negotiators over the pending financial reform bill. "Because of the longevity of this recession, these are people — and they're not minorities and they're not defective and they're not all the things you'd like to insinuate that these programs are about — these are average, good...
  • Barletta claims Kanjorski afraid to meet his constituents, Kanjorski fires back

    06/20/2010 8:42:04 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 6 replies
    The Scranton Examiner ^ | 6/19/2010 | Steve Urbanski
    GOP candidate for Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional district Lou Barletta claims that Democratic Congressman Paul Kanjorski is afraid to meet with his constituents. He did so in a press release which is published in its entirety below. Kanjorski responded saying that Barletta should stick to the real issues of the campaign, such as job creation. Barletta is seeking to oust Paul Kanjorski, who is seeking election to a fourteenth term in Congress from Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional district. The 11th contains all of Carbon, Columbia, and Monroe Counties. It also encompasses parts of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties, including the cities of Scranton,...
  • Kanjorski talks of Marcellus Shale potential ("That's a big f'n deal")

    05/28/2010 5:50:01 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 10 replies · 293+ views
    The Standard Speaker (Hazleton PA) ^ | 5/26/2010 | Tom Ragan
    U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski held a news conference recently to talk about a federal money for water system improvements at local industrial parks but also touted another resource that he believes should be developed. "We have to have protection and clarity of our water and we have to have the value of the resource of natural gas. Together those two resources can be most prosperous for Northeastern Pennsylvania," Kanjorski, D-11, said. The congressman offered some unsolicited advice to property owners in the Hazleton area: Don't sell property without reserving gas and oil rights. "You'll be very, very sorry if you...
  • Rep. Kanjorski staffers snared by ethics rules

    05/22/2010 5:10:26 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 4 replies · 279+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | 5/22/2010 | David Pierce
    Rep. Paul Kanjorski's staffers may have violated House ethics rules by using a list of congressional interns to recruit election workers for his 2008 re-election campaign. House rules prohibit using official government documents for electioneering. Kanjorski Legislative Director Kate McMahon used her House e-mail account to send an attachment listing interns who had worked in the Democratic congressman's office from 2004-08. "Volunteer potential" was the message sent along with the list. A copy of the e-mail was mailed anonymously to several publications including the Pocono Record. According to Politico, in a story published early this week, a Democratic source obtained...
  • Democrat Kelly throws support behind Barletta in 11th race

    05/22/2010 8:20:25 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 4 replies · 323+ views
    Citizens Voice (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 5/22/2010 | Mia Light
    A candidate who on Tuesday lost a bid for the Democratic nomination in the 11th Congressional District seat says he is now supporting the Republican nominee, Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta. Brian Kelly of Wilkes-Barre, who despite accepting no financial contributions to his low-key campaign garnered 17 percent of the Democratic vote in Tuesday's primary election, announced his endorsement of Barletta on Friday. Kelly urged his supporters to follow suit. "A Barletta victory in November is as close to a Kelly victory as we can get," Kelly said. He said he would lend his support to the Republican because, "My father...
  • Barletta blames Kanjorski for job losses

    05/22/2010 8:16:01 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 4 replies · 227+ views
    Citizens Voice (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 5/22/2010 | Denise Allabaugh
    Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta, Republican candidate in the 11th Congressional District, blasted Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski on Friday for voting for legislation that cost employees their jobs at Sallie Mae. Roughly 100 customer service employees at Sallie Mae in Hanover Township will lose their jobs in mid-July, the company announced Thursday. The layoffs are occurring after Congress passed health reform legislation and President Barack Obama signed it into law in March. Part of new law makes the federal government the direct lender of student loans. Previously, the government subsidized Sallie Mae, banks and private firms which originated many...
  • Pa. Is Keystone in House GOP’s Path to Majority (Kanjorski, Altmire, Dahlkemper, etc)

    05/20/2010 12:15:26 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 6 replies · 212+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 5/20/2010 | Greg Giroux
    Pennsylvania, the center of the political universe this week, will again garner outsized attention in this fall’s midterm elections. Though Tuesday’s House primaries were greatly overshadowed by the nationally significant victories of Rep. Joe Sestak in the Democratic Senate primary and of Mark Critz (D) in the 12th district special election, they did set up some key November matchups in the quintessentially competitive Keystone State. Click here to learn more! Roll Call’s current House race ratings include 10 of Pennsylvania’s 19 districts as among the 104 districts that will hold competitive elections this fall — the most in any state....
  • Email: Kanjorski staffer forwarded intern list to campaign

    05/17/2010 2:14:35 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 346+ views
    The Politico ^ | 5/17/2010 | Glenn Thrush
    Staffers for Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Penn.) tapped an list of Congressional interns to recruit campaign volunteers – a possible violation of House ethics rules barring the use of official files for electioneering. In August 2008, Kanjorski Legislative Director Kate McMahon used her official house email account to send a campaign staffer a Word document containing a list of interns who had worked for the congressman’s office. The list came with the message “volunteer potential,” according to a copy of the email obtained by POLITICO. The missive, which a Democratic source obtained legally as part of an e-mail chain, appears to...
  • Fannie and Freddie: Too Complicated To Address?

    05/11/2010 12:58:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies · 275+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 11, 2010 | annem040359
    Rick Santelli of CNBC “rips” into Rep. Paul Kanjorski,D/PA, on both Fannie and Freddie and the reform of both leaving taxpayers on the hook for the government mortgage giants. “The exchange couldn’t have come at a worse time for Rep. Kanjorski and Congressional Democrats, because Fannie and Freddie simply won’t go away.”
  • Out-of-state Contributions Power Incumbent's Campaigns (PA)

    04/26/2010 5:21:35 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 295+ views
    Pennsylvania Independent ^ | 4/23/2010 | ERIC BOEHM
    According to a map of congressional districts, Paul Kanjorski (D), the 13-term Congressional incumbent, officially represents the people of northeast Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district. But Mr. Kanjorski's campaign wallet tells a different story, with 57 percent of personal contributions toward his re-election campaign coming from outside the state. Though Mr. Kanjorski's high percentage of donations from beyond state lines is not typical, he is hardly the only incumbent representative in the state with a large slice of campaign cash from non-Pennsylvanians during this election cycle. And it's not only long-time incumbents who are benefitting. Patrick Murphy - who was first...
  • Congressman Kanjorski on his "Too Big to Fail" Amendment (Radio interview)

    04/24/2010 6:57:31 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 2 replies · 166+ views
    Radio interview of Congressman Paul Kanjorsk (D, PA-11) by Steve Corbett of WILK News Radio. Audio at link.
  • Carney disappointed by committee vote ("Blue Dog" who vote for Obamacare)

    04/11/2010 1:17:35 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 13 replies · 871+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 4/11/2010 | Bill O'Boyle
    U.S. Rep. Chris Carney wants to know why fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski didn’t support his quest to sit on the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. “I would really like to understand Mr. Kanjorski’s vote,” Carney said. “I was surprised that the delegation didn’t honor the regional diversity that they are supposed to have on the committee by having two Philadelphia area Congressmen on the committee.” Carney won’t say much more. He just doesn’t understand why the Congressman for a neighboring district — a 13-term Congressman at that and the “dean” of the Pennsylvania Delegation — would not...
  • Kanjorski seeks to ease fears about health care overhaul ("Death Panel" joke)

    04/02/2010 9:35:31 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 14 replies · 490+ views
    Citizens Voice (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 4/2/2010 | Andrew Staub
    In his mission to educate the public on the nation's massive health care overhaul, U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski employed his well-known sense of humor during two Thursday morning stops in Luzerne County. "My vote was determined on only one thing," he said, leading into his dead-panned joke. "I went down and met with the president, and he said, 'You'll be my first appointment to the death panels.'" The line drew a laugh from the crowd of more than 100 at the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce's spring breakfast in Exeter and another chuckle from the about 15 Geisinger Wyoming...