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  • Democrats: America Needs More Muslims!

    05/30/2015 4:12:06 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 5/23/2015 | Staff
    What do we need in this country right now? If you’re a Senate Democrat, you might think the answer is more Muslims. On Thursday, a group of Senators made the case for increased refugee resettlement, posing it as a moral obligation. “While the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement,” said 14 lawmakers headed by Dick Durbin of Illinois and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The UN has been trying to get the United States to take in more refugees from...
  • McCaul: DHS Spending ‘More Money’ on Climate Change Than Combating Violent Extremists

    05/11/2015 9:01:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 11, 2015 | 4:50 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says the current “threat environment” is as high as he’s ever seen it, and although the U.S. has “done a very good job” in preventing terror attacks in the U.S., he doesn't think the Obama administration “has done enough” to counter “homegrown violent extremism.” McCaul noted that President Obama’s budget “allocates zero dollars towards combating homegrown violent extremism. In fact, within the Department of Homeland Security, more money, in fact, millions of dollars, are dedicated to climate change rather than combating what I consider to be one of the...
  • Syrian refugee program called 'back door for jihadists''Barbarians are at the gate,' says...

    02/14/2015 6:13:19 AM PST · by blueyon · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 2/13/15 | Leo Hohmann
    A senior FBI official has admitted the United States is finding it virtually impossible to screen out terrorists that could be hiding among the thousands of Syrian “refugees” heading soon to American cities. The U.S. simply does not have the resources to stop Islamic radicals in Syria from slipping into the country through the State Department’s refugee-resettlement program, said Michael Steinbach, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s counter terrorism unit. Separating legitimate refugees from terrorists was difficult enough in Iraq, where the U.S. had a large occupation force. Even then, the U.S. government’s vetting process missed “dozens” of Iraqi jihadists...
  • US Congress questions plan to admit Syrian refugees

    01/30/2015 6:35:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 30, 2015
    The Republican-led House Committee on Homeland Security is challenging an Obama administration plan to admit Syrian refugees to the United States, saying it could allow potential terrorists to sneak into the country. In a letter sent to the White House, Michael McCaul, who chairs the Homeland Security Committee and Peter King and Candice Miller, who chair subcommittees, said the administration's plan "raises serious national security concerns." The letter, dated Wednesday, said the United States lacks the resources to fully investigate the backgrounds of refugees from Syria, a base for Islamic State militants, before they are admitted to the country.
  • After Obama's immigration announcement, Dems challenge GOP to respond

    11/23/2014 11:32:13 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan
    As Republicans challenge the legality of President Obama's unilateral action on immigration, Democrats are firing back with a challenge of their own. "It is clear that they can complain, they can threaten, they can talk about lawsuits, cutting off funding, shutting down the government, in the extreme, even impeachment. But the real question is: Can they govern? Can they govern?" asked Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. The GOP is weighing their options to undo the president's moves - "a bit of a threat to our democracy," as House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 143 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows September 14th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John...
  • Military source: ISIS hostages dispersed after revelation of Foley rescue mission

    09/13/2014 9:54:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    In addition, the source added guard forces around the hostages doubled while widely publicized reporting about the scope of new aerial surveillance in the region caused ISIS to change its pattern of behavior on the ground. "Any time you (disclose) very highly sensitive tactical information, you're giving away your road map if you will, your strategy," said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee receives regular intelligence briefings. "It's very highly damaging to the hostages." The details about the rescue mission were released by the Defense Department and National Security Council one day after...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 April 2014

    04/20/2014 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 April 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows April 20th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.; Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s prime minister; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Devil Patrick, D-Mass.; Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont.; Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States; Kim Beazley, Australia’s...
  • Report: Condensate could be first crack in oil export ban

    04/02/2014 11:31:58 AM PDT · by thackney · 31 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 2, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    A simple tweak by the Commerce Department would allow the U.S. to begin selling ultralight fossil fuels overseas, a significant first step in easing the 39-year-old ban on crude exports, a new report says. The analysis released by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, focuses on condensate, a natural gas liquid made up of light fuels such as propane and butane. The fuels generally flow as liquids at normal temperatures even if they’re gas underground. Though it is chemically different than crude, condensate is swept under the oil export ban — at least as long as the light hydrocarbon is coming out...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Jimmy Carter; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mitt Romney; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Many Existing and Would-Be GOP Leaders Opposed Budget Deal

    10/18/2013 1:51:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2013 | David Hawkings
    All of the congressional Republicans with viable 2016 presidential ambitions voted against the bill enacted overnight to reopen the government and increase federal borrowing. So did two members of the Senate GOP leadership and three members of the party’s House leadership. The opponents also included a majority of the Republicans who are chairmen of House committees and most of the members of the House GOP caucus who aspire to election to the Senate next year. While the Democrats were unified in their support for the legislation, a review of Wednesday night’s back-to-back roll calls in Congress reveals just how divided...
  • Top House Democrat and Republican agree Putin leading on Syria

    09/15/2013 10:15:06 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept 15, 2013
    A top House Democrat and Republican differed Sunday about how the United States' effort to solve the Syria crisis swerved from a threat of military force to a possible diplomatic solution, but they agreed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is now leading the effort. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., argued that a potential diplomatic solution couldn’t have been possible without President Obama first saying the U.S. would take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad for an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack that killed nearly 1,500 of his own people. “We wouldn’t be at this point if not for the...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Congressman sees dead body while on tour of Rio Grande Valley

    08/07/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    KGBT ^ | Veronica Gallegos
    For three days, Congressman Michael McCaul has been traveling across the Southwest border. He stopped in San Diego, Tucson and on Wednesday he shifting his focus to the Rio Grande Valley "We are seeing an increase in the crosses right here in the Rio Grande sector in fact over the last year I think its increased over 55 percent," McCaul said. Immigration reform is at the center of the debate. McCaul toured key areas of the Valley to discuss threats along the border. Spokesman for the U.S.Border Patrol Daniel Tirado said in May the Valley surpassed the number of illegal...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 August 2013

    08/04/2013 5:25:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 152 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 4th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas; and Sen. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.STATE OF THE UNION...
  • Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'

    02/14/2013 5:31:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | NED BERKOWITZ
    In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and 'betrayed' by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families. "It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism," wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep....
  • Feinstein, Pelosi among richest in Congress

    10/05/2012 10:29:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/5/12 | Michelle Murphy, California News Service
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are among the 15 wealthiest members of Congress, according to a new survey. The annual rankings by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, showed the two San Francisco Democrats have a combined worth of at least $68 million, and potentially much more. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, tops the list with a minimum net worth of $306 million, roughly 4,000 times greater than the average American household. His wife, Linda, is the daughter of Lowry Mays, founder and CEO of Clear Channel Communications. No. 3 on the list, Rep. Darrell Issa,...
  • Ethics chief counsel recommends censure for Rangel

    11/18/2010 10:47:55 AM PST · by Justaham · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1-18-10 | Larry Margasak
    The House ethics committee's chief counsel recommended Thursday that veteran Rep. Charles Rangel be censured for financial and fundraising misconduct as lawmakers neared closure on an embarrassing 2 1/2-year-long scandal. Chief counsel Blake Chisman called for the punishment despite the veteran New York congressman's plea, in a prepared statement in advance of the hearing, for "a drop of fairness and mercy." If Chisam's recommendation is carried out, it would be the most serious punishment short of expulsion that could be meted out by the House. Chisam and Rangel argued their positions at a public hearing on sanctions, where the 80-year-old...
  • Astronauts agree with McCaul: Cutting Constellation Jeopardizes National Security

    05/26/2010 3:34:39 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 181+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/26/2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama’s plan to eliminate NASA’s Constellation program would jeopardize America’s national security and send a message to the world that the United States no longer cares about being the dominant force on the world stage. That assessment came from retired astronaut Gene Cernan in response to Congressman McCaul’s concerns about the proposed cuts. “My concern is that the handoff (to commercial space flight), it’s not an appropriate handoff. They can’t pick up the ball and run with it right now. And my concern is we’re going to have a gap in our superiority in space and...
  • McCaul speaks out on the passage of health care reform

    03/22/2010 5:54:23 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 228+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/22/2010 | Staff
    “In a desperate effort to pass a sweeping government takeover of our health care system, Democrats held Congress in session throughout the weekend to pass H.R. 3950, The Patient Protection and Health Care Affordability Act along with a package of desired ‘fixes’, H.R. 4872, The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act. In a purely partisan fashion, the Democrats have now passed the largest tax increase in history, a massive expansion of entitlements, and policies which will put the health care system at the whim of the Federal Government. “One of the most distressing aspects of this legislation is the...
  • MCCAUL VOTES AGAINST GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTHCARE

    11/08/2009 6:15:55 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 273+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 11/08/09 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX 10) joined a bipartisan front voting against H.R. 3962, the Democrats’ $1.3 trillion takeover of the American healthcare system. The bill passed the U.S. House by a slim 220-215 margin, with only one Republican voting in favor and 39 Democrats opposing. Rep. McCaul co-sponsored and voted for the Republican alternative plan. The following is Rep. McCaul’s floor statement entered into the record before last night's vote:
  • TxDOT tries to bridge rifts with Texans in Congress

    05/25/2008 2:55:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 209+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 25, 2008 | Bennett Roth and Stewart Powell
    WASHINGTON — The Texas Department of Transportation, long viewed as hyperpartisan and arrogant by some members of the state's congressional delegation, has been trying to soften its image by reaching out to lawmakers of both parties in the nation's capital. But while state transportation officials are having some success in easing the personal animus, they still face a stiff challenge in selling their policy agenda to the state's elected officials in Washington. Many Texans on the Potomac cringe at the agency's embrace of toll roads, the controversies surrounding the Trans-Texas Corridor and TxDOT's resistance to many of the highway earmarks...
  • Congress gets reports on jailed border patrol agents (Compean and Ramos)

    02/01/2007 10:31:30 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 47 replies · 1,207+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 02/01/2007 | Sara A. Carter
    Long-awaited incident reports regarding the case of two convicted El Paso Border Patrol agents were delivered to Congress on Monday evening but have been classified secret from the general public. The Homeland Security Subcommittee on Management, Investment and Oversight obtained the report after submitting an emergency Freedom of Information Act request for the documents. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, said he will not review the classified documents until they are made available to the public. Poe expects a redacted version will be made available soon. "I want to read what the public will get to read," Poe said. "The real question...
  • Homeland Security memos contradict U.S. attorney

    01/31/2007 2:23:32 AM PST · by Man50D · 48 replies · 1,644+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 31, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    In the high-profile case of two U.S. Border Patrol officers imprisoned after shooting and wounding a Mexican drug smuggler, two Department of Homeland Security documents apparently contradict the version of events put forth by the U.S. attorney who successfully prosecuted the case. The internal Department of Homeland Security memoranda – which have been denied Congress despite repeated requests by two House members – show that within one month of the shooting incident involving Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, government investigators had identified the smuggler as Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila. But this seems to contradict U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's claim...
  • Contempt of Congress Alleged in Ramos and Compean Case

    01/24/2007 8:37:57 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 17 replies · 842+ views
    Lou Dobbs ^ | 1/24/07 | CNN
    MCCAUL: We have a constitutional responsibility for oversight in the Congress. That is what I'm exercising. I will relentlessly pursue the truth in this case until that haven't turned over. I did meet with the new Democrat chairman of the subcommittee. He has sent a letter of demand to the department as of yesterday. We have still not received those documents. And if we don't, we're prepared to move forward with the subpoena and, if necessary, take the bold step of holding this department in contempt of Congress.
  • McCaul Releases Report on Border Violence (mexican drug cartels threaten border security)

    10/17/2006 7:35:35 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 46 replies · 1,262+ views
    Committee on Homeland Security ^ | Tuesday October 17th, 2006 | US Rep. Michael McCaul
    *** NOTE*** Take your blood pressure medication before viewing this report... McCaul Releases Report on Border Violence (Tuesday, October 17, 2006) Today, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (TX), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Investigations, released a report on border violence in the Southwest. The report examines the alarming rise in the level of criminal cartel activity, including drug and human smuggling, along the Texas-Mexico border and its effects on Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies. The report also looks at what steps are being taken to counter the threat, and the significance of these issues pertaining...
  • 95-year-old Former Newspaperman Joins Political Fray to Oust Texas Congressman {Michael McCaul}

    03/01/2006 4:50:28 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 488+ views
    95-year-old former newspaperman joins political fray to oust Texas congressman ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN (AP) - At his age, Sid Smith's campaign slogan seems obvious: "At 95, who needs term limits?" That's right. The 95-year-old former newspaperman, real estate agent and current artist, who scoots around his hillside home with the help of a cane, is running for Congress in Tuesday's Democratic primary. "I'm the oldest guy in this race," said Smith, cracking that his Dec. 24 birthday makes him "one day older than Jesus." His main goal? Boot Republican freshman Michael McCaul, who won the District 10 seat two years...
  • Coalition pledges action [Border Crossing by Mexican Army]

    02/06/2006 9:29:09 AM PST · by bikepacker67 · 14 replies · 515+ views
    EL PASO, Texas - A closed-door meeting at El Paso International Airport involving a congressman and federal and local officers promised answers to reports of Mexican military incursions into the United States, setting the stage for congressional hearings next week. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations for the Committee on Homeland Security, said at a news conference Friday that the incursion investigations will be the first time his committee has conducted hearings since its formation four years ago. "I want to thank these brave men and women for what they do every day and the threat...
  • New Bill To Strengthen U.S. Border [Texas]

    10/25/2005 11:43:46 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 401+ views
    KXAN.com ^ | Oct 25, 2005
    A new proposition to strengthen the U.S. border with Mexico is now headed to Congress. U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul was in Austin Monday to promote the new bill. It would create a type of citizen's patrol, much like the controversial Minutemen group that already patrols the border. The difference is the new citizen's patrol will fall directly under the citizen's corp, providing more screening, training, and more supervision. McCaul says that the bill is modeled after what the Coast Guard has been doing for decades.
  • McCaul picks up elder Bush's endorsement (Texas)

    03/18/2004 11:41:25 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 139+ views
    American-Statesman ^ | March 18, 2004 | Ken Herman
    Runoff rivals spar over GOP credentials. U.S. House candidate Michael McCaul, whose GOP credentials are under fire from runoff foe Ben Streusand, has picked up the endorsement of one of the state's most popular Republicans. Former President Bush will be a "special guest" at a March 31 McCaul campaign fund-raising reception at a private home in Houston, according to invitations sent out this week. "We are proud in our family to have President Bush as a friend," McCaul said in an invitation letter for the event. "Lowry Mays, my father-in-law and head of the Texas A&M Board of Regents, has...
  • Election: US House: Texas: CD10: Michael McCaul: Questionnaire

    03/04/2004 7:31:35 PM PST · by DrewsDad · 10 replies · 337+ views
    Michael McCaulWebsite:http://www.mccaulforcongress.com/Phone: (512) 342-0001 or (281) 398-3774 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE AND RESPONSE1) What is your position on abortion - under what circumstances should abortion be made illegal/legal? When does life begin and how should it be protected at the state and federal levels? Do you agree or disagree with the Roe v Wade decision? Do you support the Human Life Amendment? I am pro-life and believe that life begins at fertilization. I disagree with the Roe v. Wade decision in that it sanctioned abortion on demand and overturned state laws prohibiting abortion. I would support a Human Life Amendment if presented...