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  • The Congressman from Ground Zero

    07/12/2007 3:59:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,431+ views ^ | 07/12/2007 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    A few weeks ago, former White House aide Bradford Berenson testified before the House Judiciary Committee about the much-debated question of whether suspected-terrorist detainees should have habeas-corpus rights. During one exchange, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) had this to say: "I don't see how you can pick up someone in New York and say that his rights are different or less because he's accused of being an enemy combatant, based on whatever information, as opposed to his being accused of being a murderer. . . ." Berenson responded: "[W]e need to be clear about what that means. It means that...
  • Damning questions Whitman must be made to answer (re: 9/11 first responders now sick and dying(

    06/25/2007 7:23:17 AM PDT · by RDTF · 31 replies · 1,039+ views
    Ny Daily News ^ | June 25, 2007 | Juan Gonzalez
    In the week after 9/11, Christie Whitman, the former head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, assured New Yorkers that "their air is safe to breathe and their water is safe to drink." Today, Whitman will finally face tough questions about those fateful words at a congressional hearing headed by U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan). We now know the collapse of the twin towers and the fires which burned for months at Ground Zero triggered the worst toxic release our nation has seen: thousands of tons of asbestos, lead, chromium, benzene, PCBs, dioxins, highly-caustic cement dust and hundreds of other...

    08/23/2006 5:17:54 PM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 30 replies · 958+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 23 2006 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    August 23, 2006 -- A furious Rep. Jerrold Nadler yesterday charged federal environmental officials are involved in what "amounts to a conspiracy to murder thousands of New Yorkers" by refusing to expand the clean-up area around Ground Zero. Nadler and other Democrats turned up at City Hall to denounce President Bush, the EPA, Gov. Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. "We're a blue state and we're a blue city," said Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. "If this was Ohio or Florida or Iowa, the response from the federal government
  • House votes to block some gun-seizing

    07/25/2006 7:43:11 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 528+ views
    The Sacramentio Bee ^ | 7/25/06 | MARY DALRYMPLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Tuesday to prevent law enforcement officers from confiscating legally owned guns during a national disaster or emergency. Republican Rep. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana lawmaker who sponsored the bill, said firearms seizures after Hurricane Katrina left residents unable to defend themselves. "Many of them were sitting in their homes without power, without water, without communication," he said. "It was literally impossible to pick up a phone and call 911." The House voted 322-99 in support of the bill. Senators voted 84-16 earlier this month to include a similar prohibition in a homeland security funding bill....
  • Target Ford ( anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic Foundation )

    05/18/2006 1:11:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 1,191+ views
    The Nation ^ | May 18, 2006 | Scott Sherman
    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a New York-based wire service that serves Jewish newspapers worldwide, launched a scorching four-part series on the Ford Foundation. Written by investigative reporter Edwin Black, the series, "Funding Hate," alleged that Ford had provided financial support to several Palestinian nongovernmental organizations accused of anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic behavior at the United Nations World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, in late summer 2001. A Ford spokesman denied the thrust of Black's allegations: "We have seen no indication that our grantees in Durban or elsewhere engaged in anti-Semitic speech or activities." One month later, after a political...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 January 2006

    01/22/2006 5:21:05 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 559 replies · 14,230+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 22 January 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill.; University of Maryland's men's basketball coach Gary Williams. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Joe Lieberman, D-Conn. THIS WEEK (ABC): John Kerry, D-Mass.; Reps. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., and Jane Harman, D-Calif., chairman and ranking Democrat of the House Intelligence Committee; actor Gary Sinise. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. George Allen, R-Va., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat...
  • Future charges possible, Dems warn White House

    01/22/2006 9:22:31 AM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 89 replies · 2,053+ views
    San Fran Chronicle ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Edward Epstein
    Washington -- House Democrats warned President Bush, top leaders of his administration and officials of the National Security Agency on Friday that if the political climate changes they could face criminal prosecution for ordering and carrying out warrantless domestic eavesdropping. "These are clearly crimes and the statute of limitations extends beyond this president's term,'' which will end in January 2009, said Rep. Jerry Nadler D-N.Y., at an ad hoc hearing called by House Judiciary Committee's Democrats to assail Bush's contention that his order for warrantless domestic wiretaps on American citizens is legal.
  • High number of cancers due to obesity: US study

    11/01/2005 9:01:33 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 517+ views
    In the United States, roughly 10 per cent of all cancers, more than 100,000 cases a year, could be avoided if overweight and obesity did not exist, updated statistics on the proportion of cancer due to obesity say. The new projections stem from a review of published studies, updates to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) report from 2002, and data from the Nurses' Health Study II, which includes 116,686 women, Dr Graham Colditz said at a press briefing at the American Association for Cancer Research's international conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. By applying the current...
  • Patrick Fitzgerald—A Tale of Two Cases and a Congressman

    10/30/2005 1:44:37 PM PST · by libstripper · 33 replies · 2,017+ views
    vanity | October 30, 2005 | self
    The general media view of Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor who has indicted “Scooter” Libby for perjury, obstruction of justice, and false statements in the Plame leak investigation is that he is an incorruptible “prosecutor’s prosecutor.” A closer look at an earlier communications interception case involving Senator Tom Harkin (D, Iowa) and the Libby case, a curious recommendation for him made by Representative Gerald Nadler (D, NY), and his own background all suggest something far different and more sinister. I. THE TWO CASES According to an October 22, 2005 NewsMax article, Fitzgerald. was the U.S. Attorney assigned to investigate...
  • Dems Tap Patrick Fitzgerald for Impeachment Probe

    10/22/2005 8:50:42 PM PDT · by kddid · 196 replies · 6,382+ views ^ | Oct. 22, 2005 |
    Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are so pleased with reports that Leakgate prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is about to indict senior White House officials that they want him to lead an impeachment investigation into whether President Bush lied to Congress about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. "The CIA leak issue is only the tip of the iceberg,” House Judiciary Democrat Jerrold Nadler complains in a message posted to his web site. In a letter asking the Justice Department to expand the scope of Fitzgerald's investigation, Nadler says: "We now have reason to believe that high crimes may have been committed...
  • You knew this was coming

    07/07/2005 9:47:07 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 33 replies · 1,645+ views
    Congressional record ^ | July 7, 2005 | Self
    Two of the lowest bottom feeders in the congress have joined to try to pass a change in the immigration laws which would allow gay Americans to sponsor their alien partners for citizenship in the same way real couples are able to sponsor potential spouses. depends Leahy in the Senate S1278 and fat jerry nadler in the House HR 3006 are behind this sneaky move. So far it's bottled up in the House Committee on the Judicary. Call you Congress member and demand that it stay there. It's things just like this that should remind us daily of why we...
  • Democrats making motion to censure Sensenbrenner - LIVE on C-SPAN - floor of the U.S. House

    06/16/2005 6:04:17 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 374 replies · 11,992+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | June 16, 2005 | Nadler (D-NY)
    Live on C-SPAN now.
  • Jerrold Nadler's Two Faces on Terror

    06/13/2005 5:29:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 1,257+ views ^ | June 13, 2005 | Jacob Laksin
    Jerrold Nadler's Two Faces on Terror By Jacob | June 13, 2005Last Friday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Patriot Act had already been adjourned, but Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic blimpish congressman from New York and one of the leftmost members of the House Judiciary Committee, was too wound up to care: “We are not besmirching the honor of the United States, we are trying to uphold it,” bellowed the hefty Nadler. By this, Nadler meant to defend his attacks on the alleged abuses of the (in fact) privileged  prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Thanks to the efforts of the...
  • GOP Chairman Walks Out of Meeting

    06/10/2005 5:06:48 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 259 replies · 5,484+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/10/05 | JIM ABRAMS
    c By JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer 32 minutes ago The Republican chairman walked off with the gavel, leaving Democrats shouting into turned-off microphones at a raucous hearing Friday on the Patriot Act. The House Judiciary Committee hearing, with the two sides accusing each other of being irresponsible and undemocratic, came as President Bush was urging Congress to renew those sections of the post-Sept. 11 counterterrorism law set to expire in September. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., chairman of the panel, abruptly gaveled the meeting to an end and walked out, followed by other Republicans. Sensenbrenner declared that much of the...
  • Patriot Act Reform Caucus created in Congress

    04/28/2005 8:30:30 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 2 replies · 161+ views ^ | 4/28/2005 | Declan McCullagh
    Hundreds of congressional caucuses exist, from the Congressional Kidney Caucus and Congressional Wine Caucus to the Congressional Natural Hazards Caucus. Some, like the Congressional Black Caucus, are muscular enough to take an aggressive role in legislation. As of Thursday, we now have the Patriot Act Reform Caucus. Four not-exactly-mainstream members of Congress are planning to announce it at a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building this afternoon. The members: Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Ron Paul (R-TX), and Jerry Nadler (D-NY). It's not clear, though, how influential it will be unless its membership can dramatically expand. Sanders...
  • Iraq calls for wider oil-for-food probe

    02/04/2005 7:52:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 621+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/4/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iraq called Friday for a widening of the investigation of the U.N. oil-for-food program and demanded the immediate return of money in the U.N. account that paid for administration of the humanitarian relief effort. Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie also reiterated the government's demand that the United Nations stop using oil-for-food money to pay for the independent investigation into the program led by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. "It is outrageous that Iraqi funds were mismanaged and then we have to pay for finding out about the mismanagement," he told a news conference a...
  • Dingy Harry Reid Searchlight Flashback,1998 & 99 OK to put money in private to solve Soc Sec crisis

    02/03/2005 9:10:42 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 35 replies · 1,901+ views
    Social Security ^ | February 3, 2005 | Adam Doverspike
    Democrats on Personal Accounts Adam Doverspike Back in an era where Senators and Representatives listened to proposals before opposing them, these Democrats endorsed the idea of personal accounts. Here are their own words. Senators: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV): “[M]ost Of Us Have No Problem With Taking A Small Amount Of The Social Security Proceeds And Putting It Into The Private Sector.” (Fox’s “Fox News Sunday,” 2/14/99) Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Press Release: “Durbin Said Due To The Increasing Number Of ‘Baby Boomers’ Reaching Retirement Age, Social Security Will Be Unable To Pay Out Full Benefits … But The Sooner Congress...
  • Congressmen blast Israel for slow pace of Ethiopian aliya

    12/28/2004 4:53:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies · 737+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-28-04 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    Two US congressmen have written to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon urging him to increase the rate of absorption of Ethiopians and criticizing the government for bringing only 300 each month. Despite Sharon's assurances in the summer of 2003 that the immigration was being accelerated, the letter said, "We have been distressed, however, to learn that the pace of immigration from Ethiopia has averaged only 300 each month in spite of the dire poverty faced by the Ethiopian Jewish community." The letter was sent on December 17 by New York Democrats Jerrold Nadler and Charles Rangel. Between 15,000 and 25,000 Falush...

    10/29/2004 6:13:10 PM PDT · by carlr · 46 replies · 1,458+ views
    It`s incredible, congressman Nadler was just attacking President Bush on allowing nuclear material to be looted and in the hands of terroists but than admitted that under a Kerry presidency Sadaam would still be in power.I didn`t think they had any material that could be considered a WMD according to the dims.
  • Attention NYC Freepers: Rep. Nadler on the Pledge of Allegiance

    Attention NYC Freepers: Let's call/email Rep. Nadler, (you know him, the NYC demon-rat who makes Micheal Moore look like an anerexioc; he of the 'whiff of fascism' comment during the 2000 recount process) is slinging mud now over the POA bill. Let's be heard! Read the link!