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  • Rep. McDermott: It's ‘Not American’ To Remove Individual Mandate for Health Insurance

    11/30/2016 2:40:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 12:27 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says removing the federal government's individual mandate to purchase health insurance is “not American.” McDermott told C-Span’s Washington Journal Tuesday, that Republican efforts to remove the government mandate to purchase health insurance from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will not work. …
  • (1997) Potentially Illegal Gingrich Tape Turned Over To Criminal Investigators

    10/20/2016 4:17:30 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | January 13, 1997 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Jan. 13) -- A potentially illegal recording of a cell phone conversation involving House Speaker Newt Gingrich was handed over to federal criminal investigators tonight, the House ethics committee's chief counsel said. First the tape was sent to the committee by Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state, the committee's ranking Democrat. A Florida couple who taped the call told a news conference in Gainesville, Florida today they gave the recording to McDermott last week.
  • Charge: Bernie Sanders Supporter Threatens to Cut Out Rep. McDermott's Tongue

    04/29/2016 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 25 replies
    KOMO News, Seattle P-I ^ | 4/28/2016 | Levi Pulkkinen
    A Seattle man accused of threatening to cut out U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott's tongue now faces felony charges. King County prosecutors claim Jasper K. Bell made the threat because he was upset that McDermott, D-Seattle, was supporting Hillary Clinton for president.
  • Democratic US Rep. Jim McDermott announces retirement

    01/04/2016 1:18:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 59 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 1/4/2016 | staff
    Longtime Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) of Washington state is retiring.
  • McDermott: GOP Created Name "ObamaCare" to Symbolically Destroy Obama

    12/10/2014 8:11:23 AM PST · by tellw · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10 December 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    A Washington state Democrat said that Republicans dubbed the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” so that they could symbolically destroy President Obama when they destroy the bill. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said GOPs in Congress are just trying “more of the same game” in efforts to defund and dismantle Obamacare. “They’ve been trying to discredit it. Tear it apart. Tear it down, repeal it. Whatever you want to do. They’re trying to do it as long as they get rid of healthcare for the American people,” McDermott told MSNBC, branding Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber’s comments “careless remarks people make in situations.”...
  • Iraq: Exclusive Photos Show Al-Hanooti's Political Clout

    03/28/2008 10:26:14 AM PDT · by llevrok · 14 replies · 619+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 3/27/08 | Steven Emerson
    Before he was alleged to have become a spy for Saddam Hussein's regime, Muthanna Al-Hanooti's charity work and political activism provided him with access to the highest echelons of government. Newsletters collected by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, some published now for the first time, show Al-Hanooti photographed with dignitaries ranging from First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 and Vice President Al Gore along with significant members of Congress. That may explain why Iraqi intelligence agents had confidence that Al-Hanooti would be able to persuade Congress to lift economic sanctions against Iraq. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses him of...
  • Rep. McDermott: ACA Supporters Being Driven Back by 'Huns'

    08/04/2014 3:46:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 4, 2014 | Craig Millward
    Pathetic McD video at link. (CNSNews.com)- Speaking at an event hosted by the Physicians for a National Health Program - Western Washington last month, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said the Affordable Care Act was "in the 'trying everything else' phase," and compared those who supported it to the Normandy invasion during Operation Overlord. "Winston Churchill once said you can count on Americans doing the right thing, but only after they’ve tried everything else, and we are presently in the 'trying everything else' phase," McDermott said, speaking at the PNHPWW annual meeting entitled, "Health Care is a Human Right: Making it...
  • Federally funded sex ed program teaches Hawaii middle schoolers that butts are genitals

    02/25/2014 9:16:39 PM PST · by Flyin' Hawaiian · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2014 | Eric Owens
    A member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives is criticizing an ambitious, federally funded sex education program currently in use in 12 of the state’s public schools. The pilot curriculum, called “Pono Choices,” targets 11- to 13-year-old students. (“Pono” is a Hawaiian word that basically means “good” or “moral.”) Its creators include the University of Hawaii and, of course, Planned Parenthood. Rep. Bob McDermott, a Hawaii Republican, claims that the curriculum is “not age appropriate and not consistent with state policy” for a slew of reasons, reports EAGnews.org. McDermott’s biggest complaint is that the curriculum is wrong on a pretty major...
  • Rep. Jim McDermott: Democrats can run on Obamacare this year

    01/02/2014 10:12:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Jim McDermott said Thursday that Democrats should adopt a “two-pronged approach” to their agenda and for the midterm elections this year — with one of the prongs involving Obamacare. “I think there clearly is an exciting thing happening today,” Mr. McDermott, Washington Democrat, said on MSNBC. “For the first time many people have health care and that’s going to be an issue that Democrats I think can run on and be very proud of, and the other side’s going to have a hard time explaining why it isn’t good for people to have health insurance and be protected against...
  • Democrat Congressman to Sharpton: 'You and the Pope Are on the Same Wavelength' (Channels Jesus)

    12/02/2013 12:18:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 2, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) told the Rev. Al Sharpton of MSNBC on Wednesday that Sharpton and the pope are "on the same wavelength." McDermott's observation on what he perceives as the similarity between Sharpton and the pope came up in a discussion of food stamps. McDermott noted that when Jesus fed five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish, “he didn’t charge food stamps.”(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “When Jesus had those five loaves and two fishes, he didn't charge food stamps. He didn't ask anybody how much money they had. He fed them because they were hungry, and that's really...
  • McDermott: I Haven’t Seen This Much Panic on the Floor Since 9/11

    11/15/2013 9:44:37 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 15, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D., Wash.) said “I haven’t seen this much panic on the [House] floor since 9/11″ in response to the House Republican proposal allowing insurers to offer healthcare plans scheduled to be cancelled under Obamacare Friday morning: JIM MCDERMOTT: Mr. Speaker, my mother used to say, patience is a virtue. I haven’t seen so much panic on this floor since 9/11.
  • Rangel falsely claims no Republicans voted for Social Security, sidetracks ObamaCare hearing

    10/29/2013 12:05:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2013
    Lawmakers had to pause for a fact check about a 78-year-old law during a hearing that was supposed to be about ObamaCare, after Rep. Charles Rangel made the -- inaccurate -- claim that no Republicans supported the Social Security Act. The New York Democrat made the assertion Tuesday while railing against Republicans for opposing the health care law. It was during a House hearing where Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, was testifying. "It should give you some small comfort to know that, historically, the Republican Party always fought vigorously against these types of programs,"...
  • Rep. Jim McDermott: "So we sit here until they figure out they ******* lost."

    10/07/2013 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    10/06/2013 | Jim McDermott
    "This mess was created by the Republicans for one purpose, and they lost. People in my district are calling in for Obamacare -- affordable health care -- in large numbers. These guys have lost, and they can't figure out how to admit it... So we sit here until they figure out they ******* lost."
  • ‘Offensive to Muslims’: Dem congressman calls on FBI to take down photos of terrorists

    06/21/2013 2:09:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/21/13 | Gabe Finger
    Always-unfiltered Rep. Jim McDermott penned a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday claiming a Joint Terrorism Task Force ‘Faces of Global Terrorism’ ad is racist. McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state, voiced his “deep concern” about the ad, which shows mug shots of international terrorists, and asked the FBI chief to “reconsider publicizing” it. According to McDermott, the “ad featuring sixteen photos of wanted terrorists is not only offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities, but it encourages racial and religious profiling.”
  • DEM REP. ASKS FBI TO STOP ‘PUBLICIZING’ THE ‘FACES OF GLOBAL TERRORISM’ IN SEATTLE – THE REASON WHY

    06/21/2013 5:54:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/21/13 | Jason Howerton
    U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) on Wednesday sent a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller urging him to stop using “offensive” bus ads that show sixteen faces of wanted terrorists.
  • Five IRS Scandal Myths: Rogue agents," apolitical targeting, and a limited time frame? Not so fast.

    06/10/2013 5:15:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/10/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    The Obama administration and its defenders have done their best to downplay the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and to distance the president from the scandal. But in doing so they have made numerous claims that have that turned out to be grossly misleading — at best. 1. It was a few rogue agents in Cincinnati This claim has crumbled in recent weeks. Lois Lerner, the IRS’s director of Exempt Organizations, who has refused to testify before Congress, was the first to blame “our line people in Cincinnati” for initiating the targeting. Former IRS commissioner Steven Miller said two “rogue”...
  • What my response to Jim McDermott would have been

    06/06/2013 9:57:06 AM PDT · by EAGLE7 · 14 replies
    06/06/2013 | Eagle7
    Congressman Jim McDermott got crushed by Megyn Kelly on Fox News. That disgrace of a congressmen has blamed the victims of the IRS, not the IRS. My answer to McDermott, if I were a private citizen being targeted by him and told by him to provide proof and defend myself, would be something like this...
  • Jim McDermott Blames Conservative Groups For Targeting

    06/05/2013 6:02:33 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 7 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 06/05/13 | LD Jackson
    I have sat here listening to the remarks made by Representative Jim McDermott and a couple of things jump out at me. First, I find it hard to believe one of our elected officials is so callous to the people he is supposed to be representing. It makes me want to ask him what makes him so special. Second, the words and phrases he t uses to describe the work being done by conservative groups is condescending and insulting. Take a few minutes and listen to what he had to say. http://youtu.be/OZDnsDa_2as At least two or three times, McDermott referred...
  • Jim McDermott to Megyn Kelly: How can we be sure these IRS tea-party victims are telling the truth?

    06/05/2013 12:42:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 5, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    He’s basically accusing them of making a mountain out of a molehill, emphasizing that no matter how egregiously the IRS behaved, they couldn’t stop the groups from operating without tax exemption. They could still go out there and preach the tea-party gospel; they’d just have to do it, at least for awhile, without the benefit of 501(c)(4) status that liberal groups have comparatively little trouble obtaining. Tough it out, wingnuts. Presumably, if a high-school student applied for federal college loans and the application was held up for discriminatory reasons, McDermott would shrug and say, hey — no one’s stopping the...
  • McDermott Statement at Hearing with Organizations Singled Out by the IRS(he agrees with the IRS)

    06/04/2013 8:08:00 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 33 replies
    Jim McDermott House Website ^ | 6/4/2013 | Jim McDermott
    Jim let a bit of truth slip here today at the House Ways and Means committee hearing by explaining why he thinks the IRS was right to target these conservative groups: “Each of your groups is highly political. From opposing the President’s healthcare reform, to abortion restrictions, to gay marriage, you’re all entrenched in some of the most controversial political issues in this country ....... “ Rest of Speech at link: McDermott Statement at Hearing with Organizations Singled Out by the IRS (speech text and video posted at His House Website)