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  • Ethics panel reauthorizes Massa probe

    07/15/2011 4:31:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn & Emily Goodin
    The House Ethics Committee announced Friday it had voted to reauthorize an investigation into the fallout from allegations former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) sexually harassed a male staffer. The committee voted Thursday to reauthorize an investigative subcommittee, which it had originally convened last Congress.Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) will serve as chairman of the subcommittee and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) will serve as ranking member, according to a statement. Reps. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) and Ben Chandler (D-Ky.) will also serve on the investigative panel. All four served on the original investigative panel. Massa announced his resignation on March 8, 2010, during...
  • Ex-Rep. Eric Massa Continues to Loot Campaign Fund

    07/17/2010 9:13:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 17, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    Brian Tumulty of Gannett reports that former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) put his wife on his campaign payroll after he resigned from Congress and after he ceased to be a candidate for re-election. According to Massa’s quarterly report to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Beverly Massa received $34,214 for April through June for serving as campaign treasurer, even though she was not paid for previously serving in the position. Tumulty also reports that Massa paid for airfare, hotels, and meals at restaurants like Morton’s out of the campaign fund. Massa’s continued looting of leftover campaign funds is baffling given the...
  • New York's 29th Congressional District Denied Representation

    06/05/2010 5:10:50 AM PDT · by mewzilla · 14 replies · 536+ views
    For now, NY-29 residents wait patiently for a verdict to be handed down by the local district federal court that plans to release its ruling this week -- an unnecessary imperative for the residents who want nothing more than to have their voices heard in Washington and a plight that is only too recognizable in the national polls.
  • Judge considers forcing Gov. Paterson to fill congressional seat sooner (NY: Massa seat)

    05/26/2010 6:02:30 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 191+ views
    The Post-Standard ^ | May 26, 2010, 7:36AM | By Jim O'Hara
    A federal judge in Rochester is now considering whether to compel Gov. David Paterson to order an early special election to fill the seat of former U.S. Rep. Eric Massa. U.S. District Judge David Larimer reserved decision after listening to legal arguments Tuesday afternoon. He indicated he would issue a written decision, according to Syracuse lawyer John Cirando. Cirando is representing three Southern Tier residents who filed the lawsuit seeking to compel the governor to hold a special election to fill the seat in the 29th District. Paterson recently ordered a special election to be held on Election Day, but...
  • Massa backlash a concern for Democrats (Male staffers sex scandal investigation very slow)

    05/20/2010 9:55:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 313+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/17/10 | Larry Margasak
    Massa backlash a concern for DemocratsScandal seen as problem in 2010 races By Larry Margasak ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday, May 17, 2010 Democrats were only too happy to benefit in the last midterm elections from the uproar over the Republicans' mishandling of sexual misconduct by a GOP congressman. This time around, they're hoping they don't get trapped in a similar net. The circumstances of Republican Mark Foley's come-ons with former congressional pages in 2006 are not a precise match with those surrounding Democrat Eric Massa's behavior with members of his House staff. But once again, a competitive midterm election year is...
  • NY-29: Governor Sued Over Vacant Seat

    05/07/2010 8:21:45 AM PDT · by Ludicrous · 2 replies · 357+ views ^ | 5/3/2010 | Reported by: Sean Carroll
    Rochester, NY --- Three people demanding a U.S. Congressman are suing the Governor of New York to get one. A lawsuit filed late Monday in federal court is aimed at compelling Gov. David Paterson to declare a special election in the state’s 29th Congressional District. This is the same seat Eric Massa resigned effective March 9th, nearly two months ago
  • Paterson to NY-29: Drop Dead - The governor deems that a congressman for western New York is...

    04/22/2010 1:38:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 739+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 22, 2010 4:00 A.M. | Jim Geraghty
    Paterson to NY-29: Drop DeadThe governor deems that a congressman for western New York is optional.  Remember Rep. Eric Massa (D., N.Y.)? It’s understandable that you may not want to remember the Tickle-Me Congressman, and his scandalous departure is receding further into history; it has been a full six weeks since he resigned from Congress.His former seat in the House of Representatives has remained vacant since March 8, and while it’s not uncommon for a district to have no representation for a few weeks after a death or unexpected resignation, Gov. David Paterson hasn’t even declared a vacancy. Under New...
  • Payments by former congressman Massa investigated

    04/21/2010 6:03:31 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 8 replies · 270+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The Justice Department has begun investigating potential abuses of public office by former congressman Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) and his aides, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. A team of FBI agents and Justice prosecutors who specialize in public corruption appears to be focusing its preliminary inquiry on large payments Massa's campaign made last month to his top congressional aide and the decision to renew the lease for the lawmaker's personal car within days of his announcement that he would not seek reelection. The inquiry is being jointly led by the Justice Department's public integrity section and the fraud...
  • Massa: Someone Forged Top Aide's Pay Increase (PooferGate)

    04/17/2010 9:29:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 543+ views
    Fox ^ | 4/17/10 | staff (no pun intended)
    Former congressman Eric Massa said Saturday that someone forged a $40,000 salary increase for his chief of staff, who has accused the ex-lawmaker of sexual harassment. WASHINGTON - Former congressman Eric Massa said Saturday that someone forged a $40,000 salary increase for his chief of staff, who has accused the ex-lawmaker of sexual harassment.
  • Why Wasn't Democrat Rep. Massa Covered More By the Media?

    04/17/2010 2:05:49 PM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 5 replies · 302+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | April 17, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    A married man and congressional candidate begins harassing male campaign workers, especially gay campaign staff. Upon being elected, this Congressman distinguishes himself primarily for his drinking problem, beginning each day by adding liquor to his morning coffee. I think they call it "Kennedy's Koffee" down at Starbucks. His party's leadership is told some of the details by the Congressman's Chief of Staff, but the leadership does nothing. The Congressman pays his Chief of Staff $40,000 in campaign money, presumably to keep quiet about the remaining details. After announcing that he will not support the President's efforts to socialize medicine, the...
  • Eric Massa Paid Staffer $40,000 Following Resignation Announcement

    04/16/2010 4:21:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies · 693+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 16, 2010 | Brian Montopoli
    Former Rep. Eric Massa wrote a check for $40,000 to his chief of staff the day after he announced he was resigning from Congress amid allegations he had behave inappropriately with members of his staff, the Washington Post reports, citing federal campaign records. The money the New York Democrat paid to chief of staff Joe Racalto was described as a "campaign management fee." Racalto told the Post the payment was for work on Massa's 2010 reelection campaign. But the payment will surely raise questions in light of reports that Massa had sexually harassed male ...members of his staff, including interns....
  • Don't Tell! -- on Rep. Massa

    04/16/2010 6:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 511+ views ^ | April 16, 2010 | Pat Buchanan
    "Beginning in March 2009 ... male staffers complained that their boss touched them in a sexual manner, came up with reasons to have staffers travel alone with him on overnight trips and expressed a desire to have sex with men working in the office." So writes The Washington Post's Carol Leonnig about disgraced Rep. Eric Massa. In her report, the New York Democrat comes off as an out-of-control sexual predator who conducted a year-long reign of terror on junior staffers in his Capitol Hill office, beginning right after he took his oath. It took a year for him to be...
  • Rep. Massa Is Back

    04/15/2010 3:23:11 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies · 459+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | April 14, 2010 | Jamie Dupree
    It seemed like the story of former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) was just going to fade away, but a former staffer has now filed a sexual harassment complaint against the ex-Congressman, which has Republicans demanding a fresh review by the House Ethics Committee. The legal complaint by a former aide said that Massa often implied that he wanted sex from his staffers, just part of a littany of crude sexual advances. "There was grabbing people in private areas," said the staffer's lawyer, Debra Katz to the Associated Press, who also dished details to the Washington Post as well. The Post...
  • Staffers' accounts paint more detailed, troubling picture of Massa's office

    04/13/2010 11:19:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies · 705+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Just three months after Eric Massa was elected to Congress, his young male employees on Capitol Hill began complaining to supervisors that the lawmaker was making aggressive, sexual overtures toward them, according to new interviews and internal documents. The senior staff, one of whom said he heard Massa making lewd remarks to young staffers, tried to manage the problem internally. But reports of Massa's inappropriate behavior continued, leaving junior workers feeling helpless, according to victims, other staffers and sources close to an ongoing House ethics investigation. Most asked not to be named due to the ethics probe and the risk...
  • New report: Massa even creepier than first thought

    04/13/2010 10:37:52 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 21 replies · 1,309+ views
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 12, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    It didn’t take long for freshman Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY) to make an impact on Capitol Hill. Unfortunately for his staffers, Massa concentrated his attentions more on them than on his job. The Washington Post reports that a new report on Massa’s sexual harassment of his aides was far more serious than either Massa or Democratic leadership first acknowledged, and had gone on longer than admitted:

    04/02/2010 11:45:23 AM PDT · by LAConservatif · 3 replies · 588+ views
    Imus in the morning ^ | 4/2/10 | Jason Mattera
    Mattera, author of NYT Bestseller Obama Zombies is rib-crackingly hilarious on Imus as he discusses recent confrontation with Al Franken. 'Members of the media treat leftist politicians as though they're at a Jonas Bros. concert...fawning, licking the heels of their teen idol'. Also, see who IMUS compares MARCO RUBIO to! Obama Zombies is the most hilarious read in politics--ever. You can get it on Amazon.
  • No Special Election for Eric Massa's Seat

    04/01/2010 3:12:59 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 84 replies · 1,403+ views
    CBS News ^ | 04/01/2010 | Brian Montopoli
    In an unwelcome bit of news for the GOP, New York governor David Paterson has announced that he would not call a special election to fill the House seat left vacant by former Democratic Rep. Eric Massa. Massa resigned last month amid in ethics investigation into accusations that he sexually harassed male members of his staff and subsequently acknowledged groping a staffer non-sexually. Paterson had initially vowed to call a special election to replace Massa before the midterm elections in November. But his spokeswoman said that the embattled Democratic governor would not do so, citing the cost to taxpayers in...
  • Don't Ask Don't Towel

    04/01/2010 10:22:53 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 409+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 1, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Don’t Ask Don’t Towel Malcolm A. Kline, April 1, 2010 It is probably not too surprising that so-called “public intellectuals” have descended from academic canyons to call for the repeal of the U. S. military’s ban on homosexuality in the service. “Military experts today expressed concern about Marine Commandant General James Conway’s remarks that he would build new quarters to separate gay and straight troops,” Laura McGinnis of Renna Communications reported on March 26, 2010. “Many said his plans could cause the very problems he seeks to prevent.” “I would not ask our Marines to live with someone who is...
  • Tom Reed: Massa should pay for special election

    03/27/2010 10:03:41 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 329+ views
    WHEC Channel 10 News ^ | March 17, 2010
    GOP congressional candidate Tom Reed said today ex-U.S Rep. Eric Massa, D-Corning should pay for a special election to fill the 29th congressional seat. “He caused the need for a special election, he should pay for it with the money in his bank,” Reed told reporters in a conference call. Holding a special election to fill the seat vacated by Massa's resignation will cost about $700,000, Reed said, based on Board of Elections estimates. Massa had nearly $644,000 in his campaign bank account through December, according to Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit research group. Reed said...
  • Really Congressman Massa?

    03/21/2010 8:09:46 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 25 replies · 642+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 3/21/2010 | Doug Ragan
    Seth and Jerry Seinfeld have one question for Rep. Massa. This isn’t for the easily offended, but very funny. See the video.
  • This Just In: Massive Massa Movie In The Works

    03/15/2010 7:36:40 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 10 replies · 350+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 3/13/2010 | Gerry Ashley
    Longshot Pictures And Lawn Service (a subsidiary of Jerks of All Trades, Inc.) announced today plans to make a major motion picture about Eric “Tickle Me” Massa, the recently resigned Representative of the 29th Congressional District of New York. Would youlike to choose the actor who will play Massa? It's been narrowd down two... take a look and make a choice. If you can think of an even better actor, feel free to nominate her or him...
  • L Stands For Liberal Left And Loony

    03/14/2010 6:13:07 AM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 1 replies · 277+ views
    America Talks ^ | 3/14/10 | David Zublick
    The far left had two very extreme cases of complete meltdown this past week. First there was Eric Massa. He was forced to resign his congressional seat last Monday over allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct before the House Ethics Committee, although he claimed in three very bizarre media appearances that he was strong-armed by other Democrats over his refusal to support Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Massa claims he supports some sort of a health care reform plan, but prefers a single-payer health care system instead of the one proposed by Obama. In his weekly radio address on WKPQ, Massa...
  • Latest news on U.S. House races in New York, post your endorsements (VANITY)

    03/12/2010 8:12:50 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 28 replies · 756+ views
    March 12, 2010 | campaignPete R-CT
    New conservative candidates are emerging in New York House races ... updates are included in this thread. Perhaps the most exciting new conservative on the scene is Retired Army colonel Chris Gibson (R) in NY-20. (Recall that freshman Rep. Murphy was elected last spring in a tight special election over GOPer Jim Tedisco.) An Albany Times Union blog reports: "Retired Army colonel Chris Gibson of Kinderhook won an endorsement from the Clifton Park Republican Committee Thursday night. The members talked to Gibson as well as the other men looking to challenge Democrat U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy in the 20th Congressional...
  • Massa and the Military.

    03/12/2010 4:43:32 PM PST · by ma_che62 · 1 replies · 325+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 3/12/2009 | Alan Fraser
    Eric Massa's sudden scandalous prominence has exposed some awkward facts for leftists. On Wednesday, Bellavia gave us five clear reasons why disgraced N.Y. Democrat Congressman Eric Massa is not fit to serve in any capacity...for any outfit. Read it to the end and you'll be rewarded. "Today, an entire region is wondering what we did to be the laughing stock of the nation."
  • Pelosi: Cancer-Stricken Massa Is A 'Very Sick Person' 'Poor Baby' (VIDEO)

    03/11/2010 8:13:05 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 28 replies · 783+ views
    TPM LiveWire ^ | March 11, 2010 | Jillian Rayfield
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke out on some of the recent controversy surrounding former Rep. Eric Massa's (D-NY) in an interview with Charlie Rose last night, and said that Massa, who has been diagnosed with cancer, "is a very sick person." She added: "Poor baby. Sometimes we really exaggerate our own importance in light of these things." (Video at link)
  • Pelosi faces ethics probe over potential Massa coverup

    03/11/2010 7:41:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies · 4,494+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 12, 2010 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Republicans are pushing hard for an investigation into Speaker Nancy Pelosi's handling of accusations that ex-Rep. Eric Massa sexually harassed a male staffer, putting Democrats in a politically dangerous position. The House voted 402-1 to refer to the ethics committee a demand put forward by GOP leaders that the panel ask Democratic leaders about how they responded to sexual harassment allegations against Massa. The move came a day after the ethics panel quietly dropped its probe into Massa, a freshmen New York Democrat. Massa resigned Monday amid allegations he groped male staffers in his office. In interviews Massa said...
  • House Advances Measure Calling for Expanded Massa Ethics Probe

    03/11/2010 1:34:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 642+ views ^ | March 11, 2010 | Chad Pergram
    In a sign that the Eric Massa controversy may not go away any time soon, the House on Thursday advanced a Republican measure calling for the ethics committee to "investigate fully" what House Democratic leaders and their staffs knew ahead of time about the ex-congressman's alleged misconduct. In a sign that the Eric Massa controversy may not go away any time soon, the House on Thursday advanced a Republican measure calling for the ethics committee to "investigate fully" what House Democratic leaders and their staffs knew ahead of time about the ex-congressman's alleged misconduct. The resolution, introduced by House Minority...
  • Breaking: House passes GOP demand for investigation into Massa, Dem leadership

    03/11/2010 12:00:47 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 55 replies · 2,212+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 11, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    If Nancy Pelosi hoped to put the debacle of Eric Massa behind her, she failed to do so — mainly because too many Democrats apparently sense something weird at play, too. The House passed a GOP privileged resolution demanding an investigation into the handling of Massa’s behavior and complaints about ethics, which the Washington Post reported today had been known to House leadership for a long time: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was notified in October by then-Rep. Eric Massa’s top aide of concerns about the New York Democrat’s behavior, two congressional sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday night....
  • Blagojevich: Naked, lobbying Massa in the showers? That's the Rahm I know.

    03/11/2010 10:23:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1,749+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/11/10 | David Freddoso
    Fred and Jeri Thompson took their radio show to the WLS Chicago airwaves this morning during drive-time. Among their guests: Disgraced Democratic former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The impeached state executive made many claims that will ring hollow, but he also had some interesting political analysis, particularly of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who was among his early backers for governor in 2002 and who succeeded him in his Skokie-area House seat in 2003. Sen. Thompson asked about whether Blago believed the story told by former Rep. Eric Massa, D-N.Y., that Emanuel had accosted him naked in the shower...
  • Naked Bid For Vote? (Why Massa Mess Matters)

    03/11/2010 6:08:03 AM PST · by suspects · 5 replies · 812+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 11, 2010 | Michael Graham
    What to make of the Massa mess? Naked congressmen, shower stall encounters, “tickle parties,” wraslin’ with the boys back at the condo - the Eric Massa story sounds like low-rent porn. “Brokebudget Mountain” or “Tickle Me, Rahm-Bo.” Actually, I’m not sure even the porn industry would work with dialogue like this: LARRY KING: “Are you gay?” MASSA: “Ask my friends. Ask the 10,000 sailors I served with in the Navy.” Well, 10,000 sailors can’t be wrong! For those of us who oppose the Obamacare boondoggle, this is hilarious. But for President Barack Obama and his allies - including Massachusetts Democrats...
  • New details emerge: How Massa tried to, er, “snorkel” his Navy shipmates

    03/10/2010 7:50:06 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 20 replies · 1,131+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 10, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    Normally I’d say “shocking new details,” but.c’monDoes climbing into a guy’s bunk and tickling his junk while he fends you off count as a “tickle-fight”? According to Peter Clarke, a Navy shipmate, Massa was notorious for making unwanted advances toward subordinates. He tells the story of his friend Stuart Borsch, with whom Massa shared a hotel room while on leave during the first Gulf War. “Stuart’s at the edge of the bed,” Clarke says Borsch told him at the time, “and [Massa] starts massaging him. Massa said, ‘You’ll have to get one of my special massages.’ He called them ‘Massa...
  • Here we go: Pelosi’s staff knew of Massa allegations sooner than claimed

    03/10/2010 7:54:39 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 16 replies · 575+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 10, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This was Rangel’s excuse, wasn’t it? Sure, his staff might have known that those trips to the Caribbean were being paid for congressional lobbyists — but no one ever told him. And the moronic House ethics committee pretty much bought it. Didn’t save him from the wrath of House Democrats, though. Think it’ll save Madam Speaker? But a Pelosi aide told POLITICO on Wednesday evening that Massa’s chief of staff, Joe Racalto, informed a member of Pelosi’s “member services” operation in October that Massa was living with several aides, had hired too many staff members and used foul language around...
  • Eric Massa Story Gets Uglier: "Unwanted Advances" in Navy

    03/10/2010 2:01:46 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies · 2,216+ views
    Eric Massa Story Gets Uglier: "Unwanted Advances" in Navy Posted by Brian Montopoli The strange story of recently-resigned House Democrat Eric Massa has gone from bad to worse: The Atlantic's Josh Green reports that Massa was "notorious for making unwanted advances toward subordinates" during his 20-year Naval career. One former shipmate tells Green that Massa offered subordinates "Massa Massages." Another said a drunken Massa, his senior officer, groped him while he was sleeping. Green's piece also includes a story in which Massa's roommate was subject to inappropriate behavior. "When you're on ship, you're almost exhausted 24-7," Peter Clarke is quoted...
  • Eric Massa's Navy Files [If Beck only knew this prior to interview]

    03/10/2010 1:47:33 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 44 replies · 3,205+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Mar 10 2010, 3:35 PM ET | Joshua Green
    A couple years ago, I got a tip about Eric Massa. It involved his aggrieved former campaign manager, Sanford Dickert, who was involved in an ugly dispute. Dickert claimed Massa had fired him and refused to pay him for work he'd done on Massa's unsuccessful 2006 run for Congress. Massa, he said, had retaliated by issuing a series of salacious charges against him, which Dickert denied, including that he had hired, and then given alcohol to, underage staffers, and also that he had made a pass at Massa's teenage son. This seemed like a personal dispute that didn't have much...
  • Massa flirts with the right, but Beck isn't tickled

    03/10/2010 9:21:03 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies · 1,453+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    Just seven minutes into Glenn Beck's hour-long interview of Eric Massa on Tuesday evening, things had already gone very wrong. Conservatives had hopes that the now-former Democratic congressman from Upstate New York, who resigned abruptly under an ethics cloud, would deliver the goods about corruption and strong-arm tactics in the Obama White House and Congress. But instead, Massa served up an icky new confession. "Now they're saying I groped a male staffer," he volunteered. "Yeah, I did. Not only did I grope him, I tickled him until he couldn't breathe and then four guys jumped on top of me. It...
  • Glenn Beck Felled By Eric Massa's Performance

    03/10/2010 7:13:33 AM PST · by edpc · 79 replies · 3,685+ views
    Time via Yahoo News ^ | 10 Mar 2010 | Michael Scherer
    In the course of his remarkable rise from cable sideshow to Fox News superstar, Glenn Beck has never really faced a serious challenge. To a man and woman, his opponents only made him stronger, strengthening his every-guy-against-the-world image and putting some meat on the bones of his near paranoid ravings about dark forces aligning against liberty, and himself. When cornered, he only became more vulnerable, more tearful and, at least to his fervent followers, more likable. But on Tuesday night, Beck faced a foe unlike any other, a pasty, disgraced former one-term Democratic Congressman from New York, Eric Massa, who...
  • Vanity: Districts Without Represention for the Health Care Vote

    03/10/2010 7:08:24 AM PST · by mewzilla · 22 replies · 330+ views
    I live in the NYS's 29th Congressional District.We don't have a Congress Critter at the moment, and so far our governor has shown no inclination to call a special election. We won't have representation in the House for an upcoming vote on Obamacare.We aren't the only district without a voice. The late Rep. Murtha's district doesn't have a representative yet, and possibly other districts are without a Critter as well.Hundreds of thousands of people will be left voiceless, without a say in the vote on Obamacare. A vote that will change our nation and our lives.We need help to make...
  • DID MY CHOICE HELP MASSA? (Writer knew of allegations)

    03/10/2010 5:34:33 AM PST · by Revelation 911 · 17 replies · 722+ views ^ | 3/10/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    I have a son who is 25. He is an intern in a state legislature. I thought of him yesterday afternoon when I read that Eric Massa is suspected of sexually groping several young men who worked on his congressional staff. I thought that the victims in this matter were probably young men like my son, starting out in life, thrilled at the opportunity to serve and learn at the seat of power. They went to Washington to do something great. And something evil was done to them. They were violated, not just in body, but in mind and spirit....
  • Massa scandal explodes (Hoyer, Rangel in the mix?)

    03/09/2010 7:09:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 2,199+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/09/10 | Susan Crabtree and Jordan Fabian
    Massa scandal explodesBy Susan Crabtree and Jordan Fabian 03/09/10 08:25 PM ET The scandal surrounding ex-Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) took several extraordinary turns on Tuesday as new allegations surfaced that Massa groped male staffers and behaved improperly with interns. Massa took to Fox television’s Glenn Beck show on Tuesday to deny the allegations in a sometimes bizarre interview. “No, no, no, no,” Massa said in response to questions about the reports. “I did nothing sexual.” He showed photos from his Navy career to illustrate that his physical behavior with staffers was innocuous, and held up an X-ray of his non-Hodgkin’s...
  • Beck vs. Massa Was Classic Train-Wreck Theater

    03/09/2010 6:38:43 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 49 replies · 1,824+ views
    The Lid ^ | 3/9/2010 | The Lid
    Glenn Beck was wrong, its as simple as that. He wasn't wrong in interviewing Eric Massa because it was an interview that he had to take once it became available. The Massa story was dominating the headlines and he had to jump on it. No, where Glenn Beck was wrong was apologizing for wasting our time at the end of the interview. This interview was no waste of time because in the end it destroyed the myth that Eric Massa's claims had any viability. It was classic train-wreck theater. You know that a train is going to end up derailed...
  • Yes, Glenn Beck, You Wasted Our Time with the Massa Interview

    03/09/2010 4:08:44 PM PST · by OK Right · 42 replies · 1,259+ views
    OK, WE'RE RIGHT! ^ | March 9, 2010 | Oscar De Los Santos and Kelly L. Goodridge
    It sounded like the stuff of a seedy potboiler. The American president’s chief of staff approached a congressman in the House gym shower. There, both dripping wet and naked, the chief of staff bullied the congressman for not voting the president’s way on a major issue. Each recrimination was emphasized by a poke of the finger into the nude congressman’s chest. That’s pretty the tale former Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY) has peddled for a couple of days. Massa railed against White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Obama and the rest of the DC swamp House Queen Nancy Pelosi promised...
  • Glenn Beck Interview with Ex-Congressman Massa: What Did You Think?

    03/09/2010 3:01:41 PM PST · by no dems · 128 replies · 1,765+ views
    March 9, 2010 | no dems
    Glenn was greatly frustrated because he could not get specifics from Massa that "affects you". Glenn apologized to his audience for "wasting your time".
  • Beware...Massa is far left and may still have honesty problems

    03/09/2010 2:29:29 PM PST · by paltz · 27 replies · 131+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 3/9/10 | Kerry Picket
    Former Democratic New York congressman Eric Massa may still have problems with the truth and just because he is sticking it to liberal Democrats this past week does not mean he has changed his ways. Mr. Massa accused the Washington Times Water Cooler of not showing all the facts when we caught him on video telling a crowd of Net Root Nation attendees he would vote against "the interests" of his district.
  • Massa under investigation for allegedly groping male staffers

    03/09/2010 12:22:19 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 80 replies · 444+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) has been under investigation for allegations that he groped multiple male staffers working in his office, according to three sources familiar with the probe. The allegations surrounding the former lawmaker date back at least a year, and involve "a pattern of behavior and physical harassment," according to one source. The new claims of alleged groping contradict statements by Massa, who resigned his office on Monday after it became public that he was the subject of a House ethics committee investigation for possible harassment. Massa had said that the allegations were limited to his use of...
  • Beck Tells Michelle Malkin: "I Don't Understand You People."

    03/09/2010 11:35:08 AM PST · by raptor22 · 191 replies · 1,068+ views ^ | March 9, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    This starts off as an intellectual discourse on the use of apostates in political arguments, but descends to a pity party on Glenn Beck’s part when he goes after Michelle Malkin for criticizing his decision to give an hour to Eric Massa. It starts downhill at the moment that Beck says, “I don’t understand you people,” which takes the Boss Emeritus aback. (snip) One can believe that the Obama administration is playing hardball with or without Massa’s testimony on this point, but relying on Massa undermines the argument if it turns out that Massa may be exaggerating or prevaricating for...

    03/09/2010 6:42:27 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 233 replies · 2,687+ views ^ | 3/9/2010 | Matt Drudge
    Just as the healthcare drama in the capitol reaches a grand finale, congressional officials are warning employees to avoid the DRUDGE REPORT! The Senate's Committee on Environment and Public Works issued an urgent email late Monday claiming the DRUDGE REPORT is 'responsible for the many viruses popping up throughout the Senate.' The committee ordered hill staff: 'Try to avoid' the DRUDGE REPORT 'for now'. On Monday DRUDGE served over 29 million pages with NOT ONE email complaint received about 'pop ups', or the site serving 'viruses'. The site was seen 149,967 times since March 1st from users at and...
  • Better Put Massa on Suicide Watch

    03/09/2010 7:42:41 AM PST · by publius321 · 13 replies · 102+ views
    The Wall Street Journal featured a column today about Rep. Eric Massa titled “Martyr to the Public Option”. Now, by that title, they obviously meant “martyr” figuratively but if this guy really has as much dirt as Glenn Beck implies, he better...
  • Shower Curtains for Congress: Suggested Designs to prevent another NakedGate

    03/09/2010 7:16:27 AM PST · by Big Bureaucracy · 15 replies · 178+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | March 9th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Ex-Representative Eric Massa (D-NY) revealed to the public that the shower curtains are missing from the Congressional Gym. Just when we thought the Congress cannot get any lower Massa broke the NakedGate on his weekly radio show... Big Bureaucracy created few designs that would be nice to implement in the House Gym to remind the people's reps what their mission is and prevent another Nakedgate.
  • Use em and Lose em: The Hard Left in the Democratic Party is Using Healthcare as a Purge

    03/09/2010 6:29:28 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 12 replies · 185+ views
    Max Christian ^ | 9th March, 2010 | Max Christian
    Many Democratic commentators on the Networks and Cable are expressing surprise that the White House is intent on forcing through Healthcare despite extremely strong feelings against it nationally. (listen to Democratic House Representative Eric Massa describe the current situation in the Democratic Party) More moderate democrats are being pushed hard to vote for the Healthcare bill, despite its painful sanctions against Americans who don’t buy the prescribed insurance, and strong pro-abortion language. These adjurations are being combined with assurances that funding and support will be available for their reelection bids in November. However, sources are indicating that the Pelosi/Obama hard...
  • Who is silly.. Massa or Gibbs?

    03/09/2010 5:39:27 AM PST · by rightinalabama · 14 replies · 69+ views
    API, ABC, Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/9/10 | Real Clear Politics video
    Interviewed on ABC's "Good Morning America," press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about the assertions Rep. Eric Massa made Sunday in a radio address in his home district in western New York. Gibbs said, "I think this whole story is ridiculous. I think the latest excuse is silly and ridiculous." He accused Massa of continually changing the reasons for leaving Congress. Massa, a Democrat whose resignation took effect Monday, is facing a harassment complaint from a male staffer.