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  • Dem rep compares Taliban to soldiers in American Revolution (Nadler)

    06/10/2014 10:50:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    FOXNews ^ | June 10, 2014
    A Democratic congressman offered a curious analogy on Monday to explain why the U.S. is dealing with the Taliban -- apparently comparing them to soldiers in the American Revolution. According to sources, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., made the comparison during a House briefing late Monday with administration officials on the trade of Taliban members for American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Nadler apparently made the point that the Taliban, as non-state actors, have a status similar to that of American soldiers who fought the British during the Revolutionary War. This comparison, Fox News is told, was met with a lot of groaning...
  • White House: The Taliban Five Aren't As Bad As You Think

    06/10/2014 7:23:42 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    The Cable - Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 10, 2014 | JOHN HUDSON
    Facing growing skepticism on Capitol Hill about its decision to swap five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the White House told lawmakers at a classified briefing late Monday night that some of the freed militants were political figures, not hardened soldiers, according to lawmakers who attended the session. In the past several days, the administration has rolled out a number of reasons to justify swapping Bergdahl, a potential deserter, for the five Taliban officials. White House officials said they had concerns about Berdgahl's health, felt an obligation to never leave a soldier on the battlefield, and feared the militants...
  • NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants

    06/15/2013 4:52:01 PM PDT · by tje · 187 replies
    cnet ^ | June 15, 2013 4:39 PM PDT | Declan McCullagh
    The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed this week that during a secret briefing to members of Congress, he was told that the contents of a phone call could be accessed "simply based on an analyst deciding that." If the NSA wants "to listen to the phone," an analyst's decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required, Nadler said he learned. "I was rather startled," said Nadler, an attorney who serves on the House...
  • Dem. Jerrold Nadler: "2 to 4 self-defense shots are enough," he's a jackass--Period

    01/17/2013 9:00:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 70 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/17/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For liberals facts are never really important. “Truth” to liberals like Democrat New York City Congressman Jerrold Nadler is what he “feels” it is. Nadler has said: “Hunters don’t use large ammunition clips, and as far as self- defense, I mean who are you defending yourself against? If you’re defending yourself against a robber… two or three or four shots should be enough—period.” It’s a safe bet Nadler has never faced an assailant fueled by adrenalin drugs and alcohol. That doesn’t matter, of course, since no one will ever challenge Nadler on his supposed knowledge of the danger presented by...
  • Nadler: ‘The State Ought to Have a Monopoly on Legitimate Violence’

    12/27/2012 4:01:18 AM PST · by IbJensen · 59 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/21/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said only the federal government should have “high-capacity” gun magazines and that the “state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.” At a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Nadler gathered with other House Democrats to push for stricter gun control in the wake of last week’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 dead, including 20 children. The lawmaker told CNSNews.com that he not only supports prohibiting the future sale of 10-round gun magazines, but he would like to confiscate high-capacity clips already legally possessed by American...
  • “Jewish” Congressman Nadler Channels Heinrich Himmler

    12/22/2012 9:58:30 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 34 replies
    Israpundit ^ | 12/21/12 | William A Levinson
    Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is clearly an example of a purported Jew who has learned nothing from history, specifically the history of people who were disarmed by their governments. This includes not only Germany’s Jews (disarmed in 1938, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Germany#The_1938_German_Weapons_Act), but also the victims of the Holodomor (1932) and the Armenian victims of Turkish genocide in 1915. Historian R.J. Rummel introduced the term “democide” to describe the murder of populations by their own governments. Nadler said recently that only governments should have the power of life and death over others, which is roughly what Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler said in the 1930s:...
  • Cuomo: We Must ‘Crack Down on the Guns’ in Wake of Connecticut Shooting

    12/14/2012 8:15:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    politicker.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Colin Campbell
    In one of the worst school shootings in American history, over two dozen were left dead at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school earlier today. And, although many facts have yet to emerge, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for the public to learn from “yet another senseless and horrific act of violence involving guns,” and for the government to act in response. “We as a society must unify and once and for all crack down on the guns that have cost the lives of far too many innocent Americans,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement. “Let this terrible tragedy finally...
  • Nadler urges Obama to call the NRA enablers of mass murder

    12/14/2012 7:33:58 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 108 replies
    capitalnewyork.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Dana Rubinstein
    Today, following the shooting massacre of 20 children in a Connecticut school, President Obama said that "meaningful action" needed to be taken to prevent such tragedies from happening in the future. But what "meaningful action" can Obama actually take, given Republican control of the House and Congress' deeply felt fear of the politically mighty National Rifle Association? And politics aside, what new laws would actually solve or make a dent in the country's crazed-gunman problem? Rep. Jerry Nadler said thinks that the president has only one option. "There’s only one meaningful action he can take, which is to take on...
  • Dem. lawmaker: To get gun control, Obama must ‘exploit’ shooting

    12/14/2012 7:20:24 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 69 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Ben Wolfgang
    A veteran Democratic lawmaker believes the nation will go along with stronger gun control laws if President Obama “exploits” the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and nudges Congress to action. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who represents portions of New York City, said he was encouraged by Mr. Obama’s statement on Friday afternoon that the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 young children, requires “meaningful action” by Congress, but hopes those words turn into concrete legislation. “These incidents, these horrible, horrible incidents … are happening more and more frequently. And they will continue to happen more and more frequently until someone with...
  • VIDEO -- Nadler: Voter ID laws a ‘deliberate plot by conservatives’ to suppress votes

    11/15/2011 6:33:14 AM PST · by martosko · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/15/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    VIDEO -- New York Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told The Daily Caller that laws requiring voters to present photo identification are part of a “deliberate plot by conservatives and Republicans to suppress votes” that would be cast by minorities, the elderly and young people.
  • Nadler Slams Republicans for Voting to Allow Terrorists and Sex Offenders to Carry (NY barf alert)

    10/15/2011 6:37:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1+ views
    nadler.house.gov ^ | 13 October, 2011 | Congressman Nadler
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, chastised his Republican Judiciary colleagues for voting to make it easier for terrorists and convicted sex offenders of children to carry concealed firearms. In a Judiciary Committee markup today, Republicans rejected Nadler’s two amendments to the GOP-sponsored H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. Seventeen Republicans voted against Nadler’s first Amendment, which would prohibit convicted sex offenders of children from carrying concealed firearms in states which outlaw such conduct. Nineteen Republicans voted against Nadler’s second Amendment, which would prevent known...
  • Dem lawmaker looks to kill the debt limit (Nadler - the credit card hole can never be deep enough)

    08/10/2011 6:06:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/11 | Peter Schroeder
    Dem lawmaker looks to kill the debt limitBy Peter Schroeder - 08/10/11 03:39 PM ET Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) wants to do away with the debt limit, and will introduce a bill to do just that. Calling the debt limit “truly arbitrary” while blasting Republicans for playing a “dangerous game of chicken” with it, the liberal congressman said Wednesday he was drafting a bill to eliminate it. "Let us abolish the debt ceiling, which has become a serious threat to our economic future and a pawn for Republicans intent on holding the economy hostage to impose their own extreme agenda,”...
  • Dem. Lawmaker: ‘We Don’t Have a Deficit Problem Right Now’

    07/27/2011 9:07:04 PM PDT · by Schatze · 21 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 27, 2011 | By Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) argued at a news conference with the Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus that the United States does not currently have a budget crisis. "That’s the real crisis – the unemployment, not the deficit. We don’t have a deficit problem right now. In the long term, we have a deficit problem – we’ve got to get it under control but not right now," said Nadler at the Capitol on Wednesday. "Right now we’ve got to get unemployment under control. If we got unemployment down to 7 percent, down to 5 percent, which is what it was in...
  • President Obama Supports Legislation to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

    07/19/2011 1:08:18 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 123 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/19/2011 | Jake Tapper
    Tomorrow the Senate will hold the first hearing on The Respect for Marriage Act, which repeals the Defense of Marriage Act, thus granting to all lawfully married couples—including same-sex couples—to receive federal marriage benefits and protections if they are joined by a valid marriage in a state where such marriages are legal. “The president has long called for a legislative repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which continues to have a real impact on the lives of real people --our families, friends and neighbors,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said at today’s press briefing. “He is proud...
  • Dems Re-Introduce Bill to Let U.S. Citizens Sponsor Their Same-Sex Partners For Legal Residency

    04/15/2011 8:59:09 AM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies
    csnews.com ^ | 4-15-11 | Edwin Mora
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), joined by several other House Democrats, re-introduced on Thursday the Uniting American Families Act, which would permit homosexual and lesbian American citizens to sponsor their partners for legal residency in the United States, saying the status-quo is “humanly cruel.” The New York congressman, who is leading the push for passing the legislation, said there are more than 100 Democrat co-sponsors of the bill, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He also said that a similar bill is being introduced in the Senate by Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). The prospects of the bill passing...
  • Dems Re-Introduce Bill to Let U.S. Citizens Sponsor Their Same-Sex Partners For Legal Residency

    04/16/2011 1:38:10 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/15/2011 | Edwin Mora
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), joined by several other House Democrats, re-introduced on Thursday the Uniting American Families Act, which would permit homosexual and lesbian American citizens to sponsor their partners for legal residency in the United States, saying the status-quo is “humanly cruel.” The New York congressman, who is leading the push for passing the legislation, said there are more than 100 Democrat co-sponsors of the bill, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He also said that a similar bill is being introduced in the Senate by Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). The prospects of...
  • Mystery mission to Libya

    03/22/2011 3:47:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | Editorial
    Agroup of hard-left Democrats, led by Manhattan Rep. Jerry Nadler, is questioning the constitutionality of US military strikes in Libya. They may have a point. We're not under any illusions that Nadler & Co. are demonstrating anything but their reflexive antipathy to any display of US military force. But certainly it is fair to ask just what Team Obama is up to. Two weeks ago, the president said Col. Khadafy "must go." Over the weekend, he said Khadafy's removal was definitely not the mission's objective. Then, in Chile yesterday, the president said again that Khadafy "needs to go" -- that...
  • Democrats want Congress to sign off on Libya attack [they have strong views on the War Powers Act]

    03/19/2011 2:27:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    Democrats want Congress to sign off on Libya attack By: John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen March 19, 2011 04:27 PM EDT Even as American warships have begun bombing military targets inside Libya, several leading House Democrats are pushing for President Barack Obama to seek congressional approval to allow U.S. forces to help enforce a “no-fly” zone over Libya. Rep. John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, is setting up a conference call with members this afternoon to discuss U.S. involvement in Libya. Larson is one of those Democrats who want Obama to get congressional approval for American involvement...
  • 'Propaganda'?! U.S. Congressman Slanders the Constitution

    01/05/2011 10:27:49 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 52 replies
    For more than 200 years, Americans have revered the Constitution as the law of the land, but the GOP and tea party heralding of the document in recent months - and the planned recitation on the House floor Thursday - have caused some Democrats to worry that the charter is being misconstrued as the immutable word of God. "They are reading it like a sacred text," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the outgoing chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights and civil liberties
  • The Greediest People

    12/14/2010 5:10:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 14, 2010 | Staff
    Politics: Corruption has always been with us, usually in the form of backroom deals and paid-for lawmakers. But sometimes it's depravity of thought and language, and today there's plenty of that to go around. Consider, for a start, the wisdom of one Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic congressman who represents Lower Manhattan, including Wall Street. On CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, he likened Republicans to "a bunch of gangsters" because they refused to back down from their principles on the tax-cut deal with President Obama. It wasn't that statement, though, that illustrated corruption of thought and language. It was what came...
  • Jerry Nadler only up by 12?!

    10/06/2010 10:13:35 AM PDT · by glennherman · 46 replies
    I have been involved with Susan Kone for Congress and I can tell you she is now within striking distace of Jerry Nadler. Check out her website and voluteer or donate. We really need the Nadler monster to be dumped in the East river as soon as possible!
  • New York Democrats Want to Tax Other States to Support NY's Lavish Budget

    08/10/2010 6:01:25 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 25 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 8/10/10 | Bill Levinson
    Democrats are stupid as shown by Kirsten Gillibrand's "Cap and Trade Could be a Boon to New York," which describes how much money Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase will make from cap and trade legislation. We are now reminding people how Democrats such as Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) voted to enrich the climate parasites at Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, and the Chicago Climate Exchange at the expense of people who actually work for a living. Steve Israel (D-NY), Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) have met Senator Gillibrand's idiocy and raised her with their Tax Equity Act, which...
  • DC Cab Driver Claims Congressman Jerrold Nadler Did Not Pay For Cab Ride

    07/15/2010 8:03:01 AM PDT · by 999replies · 18 replies
    WASHINGTON - Cab driver Abraham Habteab says around 2 p.m., he picked up a well-dressed passenger at Union Station who wanted to ride to a hotel in Southwest D.C. "He wanted me to drop him off and put his luggage inside the hotel and he wanted me to take him to a different location," said Habteab.
  • DC Cab Driver Claims Congressman Jerrold Nadler Did Not Pay For Cab Ride

    07/14/2010 9:17:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Fox DC ^ | 7/14/10 | Wisdom Martin
    Cab driver Abraham Habteab says around 2 p.m., he picked up a well-dressed passenger at Union Station who wanted to ride to a hotel in Southwest D.C. "He wanted me to drop him off and put his luggage inside the hotel and he wanted me to take him to a different location," said Habteab. He did not realize his passenger was Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York until other cab drivers told him. It was just a typical cab ride according to Habteab.
  • Is Jerry Nadler still a socialist?

    06/28/2010 8:57:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    kewiki.org ^ | 6/28/10 | Trevor Loudon
    New York Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler is chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. [caption id="attachment_768" align="alignright" width="162" caption="Rep. Jerry Nadler"][/caption] In 2009, while serving in that role Nadler effectively halted a bill to deny Federal funding to the besieged radical "community group" ACORN;, on the grounds that it was an unconstitutional "Bill of Attainder". A little while ago, the House passed an amendment to the bill that we were considering that says no contract or federal funds may ever go to ACORN, a named organization, or to any individual or organization affiliated...
  • Lilianna Oustinovskaya: Pelosi paying $18,736 a month for district office

    06/14/2010 3:01:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 484+ views
    Chronicle ^ | June 14 2010 | Lilianna Oustinovskaya
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has more than quadruped the rent on her San Francisco district office, with the $18,736-a-month rent in her new, South of Market digs the highest in the House, according to a new report. Her rent is nearly double that of the next-highest rent among House members. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., pays $10,600 a month for his office in Manhattan's Soho District, Pelosi moved last fall from the federal building at 450 Golden Gate Ave. to the 18-story federal building at 90 Seventh St. She had been paying about $4,300 a month for her old office.
  • You Lie! MSNBC Lets Dem's False 45,000 'Uninsurance Deaths' Go Unchallenged

    03/19/2010 1:18:32 PM PDT · by 198ml · 18 replies · 582+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/19/10 | Anthony Kang
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, for one, does not want blood on his hands from 45,000 Americans who allegedly die every year due to lack of health insurance. And MSNBC's Alex Witt, for one, doesn't think it worth questioning the veracity of that number. "There are a lot of problems I have with the bill, primarily it doesn't go far enough. I really wish we had the public option in this bill," Nadler said in a March 18 interview on MSNBC. "There are some other problems with it but bottom line - bottom line - the Harvard Medical School study tells...
  • Protesters Slam Holding 9/11 Trial in N.Y.

    12/05/2009 3:27:07 PM PST · by American Number 181269513 · 64 replies · 2,461+ views
    Associated Press & CBS News ^ | December 5, 2009 | CBS News
    <p>Several hundred people rallied in the rain near Manhattan's federal courthouse complex to protest the plan to put major terrorism suspects on trial in New York.</p> <p>The demonstrators, including 9/11 families and their supporters, gathered in Foley Square, just blocks from the site of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. They say a New York trial could again make the city a terrorism target.</p>
  • 9/11 Families Rally To Protest NY Trial

    12/05/2009 10:57:43 AM PST · by april15Bendovr · 11 replies · 921+ views
    CBS HDTV Philly ^ | December 5, 2009 1:25 PM ET
    A group of 9/11 families and their supporters are rallying in front of Manhattan's federal courthouse to protest the plan to put terrorism suspects on trial in New York. The protesters plan to gather in front of the lower Manhattan courthouse at noon. They say a New York trial could again make the city a terrorism target, and that the five should instead face a military tribunal. Other victims of the 9/11 attacks disagree. Lorie Van Auken lost her husband at the World Trade Center. She says its fitting that the accused answer charges a short walk from ground zero....
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler Chooses ACORN over America

    10/26/2009 5:29:39 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 474+ views
    American Spectator/The Lid ^ | 10/26/09 | The Lid
    This past March, Heather Heidelbaugh, a Pennsylvania Attorney, testified before Congressman Jerrold Nadler's Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties subcommittee about the fraud perpetuated by ACORN. Her testimony alleged violations of the election code, fraud and misrepresentation, and violations of equal protection and due process. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) was shocked at the testimony and called for a probe of the Democrat's favorite tax fraud group but Nadler's response was to stonewall. When the Congress voted to cut off funds to ACORN not only did Congressman Nadler vote against the resolution, but make speeches against cutting off the funds saying...
  • Airstrip to Nowhere: FAA plans to drop $11 million into an Oswego County (NY) field

    09/27/2009 7:36:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 1,172+ views
    © 2009 Syracuse Online LLC. All Rights Reserved. ^ | September 27, 2009, 7:54AM | By Dave Tobin
    Two Central New York businessmen are in line to get $10.8 million in federal money to build a small airstrip in the Oswego County town of Hastings. The Hastings airport is eight miles from a former small, taxpayer-built airport — Michael Airfield in Cicero — that the same businessmen have bought and shut down. Essentially they’ll be spending nearly $11 million in federal money to replace one generally unused airport with another airstrip.... The Federal Aviation Administration has already spent $2.8 million on the project for which there is no demonstrated need, which doesn’t meet the FAA’s minimum quota for...
  • Nadler: Liberals prepared to buck Obama, Dem leadership

    09/21/2009 12:38:28 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1,433+ views
    Nadler: Liberals prepared to buck Obama, Dem leadership By Michael O'Brien - 09/21/09 03:13 PM ET Liberals in the House are prepared to buck President Obama and House Democratic leaders if they're presented a healthcare bill without a public option. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Monday he is optimistic that any healthcare bill from the House will include a public (or "government-run") option, and are undertaking a whip count to test lawmakers' commitment to that measure. "The public option is still very much alive only because the progressives have stood together and held our ground and said that, regardless of...
  • Congress, Obama team up to kill marriage protections

    09/20/2009 4:02:00 AM PDT · by Man50D · 38 replies · 2,032+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 19, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Nearly 100 members of the U.S. House are working in lockstep with the Obama administration to try to eliminate protections for traditional marriage in the United States with the "Respect for Marriage Act" that has just been introduced in Congress. H.R. 3567 was introduced just days ago by U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, and more than 90 co-sponsors. "This legislation would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a 1996 law which discriminates against lawfully married same-sex couples," Nadler said in a statement on his website.The proposal has been assigned to committee. "The 13-year-old DOMA singles out legally married...
  • Republican ACORN Amendment is Flatly Unconstitutional & Threatens any Org. Disliked by Congress

    09/18/2009 3:19:16 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 97 replies · 2,253+ views
    PR from Nadler ^ | 9/17/2009 | Rep. Nadler
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, denounced a Republican Amendment adopted by the House of Representatives to deny all federal funds to ACORN as blatantly unconstitutional and a threat to unpopular organizations everywhere. The Republican initiative, entitled the Defund ACORN Act, singles out a specific organization by name for exclusion from participating in any federal program, in direct violation of the Constitution’s prohibition against Bills of Attainder. “Today’s Republican Amendment is in blatant violation of the Constitution’s prohibition against Bills of Attainder,” said Nadler. “Congress...
  • Nadler: Cutting Off Federal Funds to ACORN ‘Flatly Unconstitutional’ (HUH????????????)

    09/18/2009 7:38:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 69 replies · 1,972+ views
    pubrecord.org ^ | 9/18/2009 | Staff
    Congressman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, denounced a Republican amendment adopted by the House of Representatives Thursday to deny all federal funds to the advocacy group the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) as blatantly unconstitutional and a threat to unpopular organizations everywhere. Nadler said the Republican initiative, the Defund ACORN Act, introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, singles out a specific organization by name for exclusion from participating in any federal program, in direct violation of the Constitution’s prohibition against Bills of Attainder. The amendment was attached to a student loan bill.
  • Traditional marriage is discriminatory, DOMA opponents charge

    09/16/2009 10:26:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 1,134+ views
    cna ^ | September 16, 2009
    Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2009 / 03:34 am (CNA).- Charging that the traditional definition of marriage is “discriminatory,” U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) has announced that he will reintroduce a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). One critic of the measure is warning that it will lead to discrimation against those who support marriage between a man and a woman.DOMA defines marriage for federal purposes and protects states that do not recognize same-sex “marriage” from being forced to do so. The Act was passed in 1996 by a vote in the U.S....
  • House Dems seek to repeal marriage law

    09/13/2009 6:05:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies · 3,464+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2009 | Michael M. Gleeson
    House lawmakers are poised to introduce legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The law, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and prevents same-sex married couples from receiving the same federal benefits as heterosexual married couples. Reps. Jerold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) -- who is the first openly gay member elected to the House -- plan to introduce a bill this week that would scrap DOMA. Baldwin is also gay. In the 13 years since the bill was signed into...
  • Neil Cavuto Asks Dem Jerrold Nadler if He Will Opt into ObamaCare - Video 7/21/09

    07/22/2009 8:04:39 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 680+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler yesterday on Neil Cavuto's show being asked if he would opt into Government ObamaCare should Government Health Care be passed. Nadler never really answered the question. He just crowed that he was in in the Congressional plan because he is on his wife's New York State policy, which he said is better than the Congressional Plan! . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Video: NY Democrat Congressman Jerry Nadler Wont Sign Up For Obamacare?

    07/21/2009 3:57:43 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 25 replies · 1,110+ views
    Youtube ^ | 07/21/09 | Fox News
    Today on Neil Cavutos show Jerry Nadler totally dodged the question of if he would sign up for Obamacare. When asked by Neil he responded that he was on his wifes plan which he believes is better than the congressional plan. VIDEO HERE
  • 2010: The Year of the Bible

    05/27/2009 5:30:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies · 559+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 5/26/2009 | Brad Hirschfield
    U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Georgia) is trying to get his so-called Bible bill made into law. And while it's not likely to happen any time soon, it's a wonderful idea...at least in theory. What's wrong with a law which would declare 2010 the "year of the Bible"? Given that we already have days for secretaries, months for reading and have parsed the calendar for just about every other purpose and cause from artichokes to zebras, it's almost silly that we have not already done this. Would it really be so wrong to honor the most influential book, for better or...
  • RICO Probe of ACORN Needed Now

    05/26/2009 10:24:16 AM PDT · by vadum · 7 replies · 617+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 25, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    RICO Probe of ACORN Needed Now by Matthew Vadum (more by this author) Posted 05/25/2009 ET A federal racketeering probe into the activities of the radical activist group ACORN is all the more urgent after the recent filing of felony election fraud charges against the group and ex-employees this month in Nevada and Pennsylvania. And this time the spin doctors at ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), known for its bank sit-ins and illegal squat-ins at homes slated for foreclosure, can’t hide behind the specious excuse that Republicans were behind the push to prosecute because, this time,...
  • Conyers weighing probe of ACORN

    04/01/2009 2:32:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 1,759+ views
    Conyers weighing probe of ACORN S.A. Miller (Contact) Opponents of the liberal activist group ACORN have found an unlikely champion in House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., who is clashing with his own party to pursue hearings on accusations that the group has committed crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style "protection" racket. "I still want to do it and I probably will," Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat, told The Washington Times on Tuesday. He dismissed the argument made by fellow Democrats that accusations of voter fraud and other crimes should be explored by prosecutors and decided in court,...
  • Video Shows Evidence of "Credible Allegations" Against ACORN - Video

    03/27/2009 1:37:50 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 354+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 27, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video that details evidence of "credible allegations" against the community-organizing group ACORN, allegations of election-fraud. Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler said he would call for a congressional hearing on ACORN if there were ever any "credible allegations" against them. Shockingly, it was Democrat John Conyers who suggested there might need to be hearings. I would be very surprised though if Nadler will ever hold such a hearing, despite the overwhelming evidence. Question: How long would it take Nadler to call a hearing if ACORN were linked to trying to get Republicans elected? . . . . . (Watch...
  • Rep. Nadler (D-NY) Slams Abuse of Power by Sheriff Joe Arpaio (1 min. YouTube video)

    03/14/2009 3:29:53 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 33 replies · 1,795+ views
    The pro-amnesty/illegal-immigration brigade (lead by Nadler and Conyers) is no doubt feeling its oats now that the Donkeys control the executive branch. Target #1 -- an extremely popular Sheriff who actually has the nerve to enforce immigration law. But Joe is one target that shoots back. ...with precision.
  • Arpaio Target Of Justice Department Probe

    03/12/2009 7:10:40 AM PDT · by steve-b · 48 replies · 1,438+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/11/09
    The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department over allegations of discriminatory practices and unconstitutional searches and seizures.... In February, four Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate possible civil rights violations based on complaints that Arpaio's deputies are targeting people based on their skin color during neighborhood crime sweeps and raids at work sites....
  • Could St. Louis lose its Catholic hospitals under new federal abortion legislation?

    03/06/2009 12:24:42 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 14 replies · 700+ views
    STL Today ^ | 3/5/09 | Tim Townsend
    A proposed bill promising major changes in the U.S. abortion landscape has Roman Catholic bishops threatening to close Catholic hospitals if the Democratic Congress and White House make it law. The Freedom of Choice Act failed to get out of subcommittee in 2004, but its sponsor is poised to refile it now that former Senate co-sponsor Barack Obama occupies the Oval Office. A spokesman for Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the legislation "is among the congressman's priorities. We expect to reintroduce it sooner rather than later." FOCA, as the bill is known, would make federal law out of the abortion...
  • Nadler: Obama = NO Political Courage on Church

    12/05/2008 9:28:10 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 4 replies · 542+ views
    you tube ^ | nov 2nd 2008 | you tube
    DEM Nadler said the above to Jewish voters
  • NY lawmaker seeks to prevent Bush pardons of “cronies”

    11/22/2008 9:23:58 PM PST · by paltz · 96 replies · 2,608+ views
    statesman.com ^ | 11/21//08 | Ken Herman
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York and chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, has authored a resolution demanding that President Bush refrain from issuing “pre-emptive pardons of senior officials in his administration during the final 90 days of office.” The resolution, Nadler says, is in response to Bush’s “widespread abuses of power and potentially criminal transgressions against our Constitution.” The goal, he says, is to prevent “undeserved pardons of officials who may have been co-conspirators in the president’s unconstitutional policies, such as torture, illegal surveillance and curtailing of due process for defendants.” “This...
  • Nadler: Obama Didn't Have the Courage to Walk Out on Wright

    11/03/2008 4:24:30 PM PST · by Frantzie · 13 replies · 700+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11-3-2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Representative Jerry Nadler, Democrat, New York, was in Boca Raton yesterday, and he said this about Obama being a 20-year member of Reverend Wright's church. NADLER: There's a guy who is half white, half black, he goes to a Ivy League school, comes to Chicago to have a political career, start a political career. Doesn't know anybody. Gets involved with community organizing. Why? 'Cause that's how you form a base. Now you wait a couple years and -- he's -- the guy's a nut, the guy's a lunatic. But You don't walk out of a church with...
  • VIDEOS -- update (transcript) -- 2 top Obama supports raise race issue; call Obama biracial

    11/03/2008 7:06:46 AM PST · by HarvardHater · 3 replies · 319+ views
    Protein Wisdom ^ | 11/2/2008 | Jeff Goldstein
    This is an update of my 8:37 a.m. post -- at the bottom I've included a complete transcript of Prof. Charles Ogletree's attack on white Americans as racist. A reader suggested it would be good to post a transcript, and I'm putting both the old and new material in one new post to keep things simple. Also, don't miss the clip from Ogletree's speech in which he admits that the Obama campaign has hidden Rev. Wright until after the election (he even jokes about it, to much laughter from the Harvard crowd): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfXMap08CWcORIGINAL POST: Now we have TWO prominent Obama...