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  • Trump shifts to right by tapping Sessions, Pompeo, Flynn

    11/19/2016 7:02:03 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    AP ^ | 19 Nove 16 | JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    President-elect Donald Trump has picked Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, signaling a sharp rightward shift in U.S. security policy as he begins to form his Cabinet. Trump on Friday also named retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn as his national security adviser. A former military intelligence chief, Flynn has accused the Obama administration of being too soft on terrorism and has cast Islam as a "political ideology" and driver of extremism. The selections form the first outlines of Trump's Cabinet and national security teams. Given his lack of governing experience...
  • Sessions Looks to Face Tougher Grilling for Attorney General Job Than Trump's CIA Pick

    11/18/2016 6:54:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 18, 2016 | Bridgett Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump's nominations to lead the Justice Department and Central Intelligence Agency received mixed reactions today, with the harshest criticism from Democrats reserved for the position that will not come before the Senate for conformation -- national security advisor. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was the first senator to endorse Trump, and in the 1980s and early '90s was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. After the news broke of Trump's pick for the nation's top cop, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said Sessions "will make a great attorney general." "The attorney general has the responsibility to...
  • 12 Facts About Mike Pompeo, Trump's Pick for CIA Director

    11/18/2016 8:56:23 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Michael Sebastian
    Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican congressman from Kansas, to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, according to the Associated Press. Pompeo, 52, has served in the House of Representatives since 2011. Pompeo graduated first in his class from West Point in 1986, according to his congressional biography. He spent five years on active duty in the Army — part of it along the East German border — serving as a tank platoon leader. He left the Army as a captain, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pompeo, who was born in California, moved to Kansas in 1996...
  • Incoming CIA Director Has Reputation for Confronting Iran

    11/18/2016 6:08:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | November 18, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) to serve as the next CIA director is garnering early praise from senior congressional insiders and foreign policy experts, who told the Washington Free Beacon on Friday that the lawmaker has won plaudits for taking a tough line on Iranian intransigence and investigating the Obama administration’s secret negotiations with Tehran. Pompeo, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, earned a reputation among his Republican colleagues for his aggressive investigations into Obama administration secrecy surrounding last year’s nuclear agreement with Iran, multiple sources confirmed.Multiple investigations by the lawmaker unearthed documents showing...
  • Donald Trump offers CIA director post to Rep. Mike Pompeo

    11/18/2016 5:07:46 AM PST · by navysealdad · 60 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump has offered the job of CIA director to Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo, according to Reuters. Trends Viral Pompeo has accepted the offer, according to an unnamed transition team official cited by the news agency.
  • Pompeo, Tiahrt to participate in political forum

    Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo and his challenger in the Aug. 5 Republican primary will participate next month in a political forum hosted by the Wichita Crime Commission. Pompeo is running for a third term in Kansas' 4th Congressional District.
  • First order for Benghazi committee members: drawing up attack timeline

    05/30/2014 9:37:24 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Members of the Republican-led Benghazi select committee are getting down to work, with the first order of business a detailed timeline of the attack. But it already is apparent to some committee members that previous investigations, including the State Department review known as the Accountability Review Board, were not as exhaustive as the administration claimed. "If you go look at the other reports that were done, whether it be the Accountability Review Board or the Senate case (last January’s intelligence committee report), there are places where they have enough details but many, many gaps in the fact pattern," Rep. Mike...
  • Pompeo to Baucus: If ObamaCare is a “train wreck,” you’ve got nobody to blame but yourself

    04/18/2013 7:35:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Just a friendly reminder from Republican Sen. Mike Pompeo to his esteemed colleague Sen. Max Baucus about exactly where all of this “train wreck” blame belongs: Dear Senator Baucus,I was stunned, and also saddened, to read of your complaint that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is doing an insufficient job informing the public about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. My shock wasn’t because I disagreed: You’re right to say this legislation has led to great uncertainty for hard-working Americans, small business owners, and families. No, I was shocked because you wrote...
  • Representative Mike Pompeo questions OMB and DOA about Solyndra

    09/20/2011 9:35:40 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mike Pompeo
    Congressman Mike Pompeo does a great job of holding government officials accountable for Solyndra.
  • Pompeo TV: Kansans Won't Be Fooled

    10/01/2010 8:39:55 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/27/2010 | Mike Pompeo
    In a move worthy of his favorite candidate, Barack Obama himself, Raj Goyle's new TV ad actually cuts off Mike Pompeo mid-sentence in an attempt to mislead voters. It won't work. Kansans won't be fooled.
  • Republican Chairman Steele makes ‘fire Pelosi’ bus stop for Pompeo campaign

    09/27/2010 10:36:06 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 31 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 27 September 2010 | Dion Lefler
    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele made a stop in Wichita on his “Fire Nancy Pelosi” bus tour Monday, exhorting about 200 enthusiastic Republicans to work to elect Mike Pompeo in the 4th Congressional District. “This is your moment, this organic movement that we’ve witnessed coming from the people over the past year,” Steele said. “It’s not manufactured in some board room or in some Fifth Avenue marketing firm. It comes from moms and dads, grandmas and grandads who are fed up, who have had enough.
  • Goyle says Pompeo sent jobs to Mexico; GOP candidate says not true

    08/30/2010 2:25:49 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 2 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | 29 August 2010 | Tim Carpenter
    "Republican congressional nominee Mike Pompeo is again buffeted by a rival's denigration of his decision to open an aerospace manufacturing facility in Mexico instead of insisting on locating those new production jobs in Wichita."
  • Medal of Honor recipient, Col. Thorsness endorses POMPEO!

    07/18/2010 2:27:14 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 23 replies
    Pompeo for Congress ^ | 18 July 2010 | Josh Wells
    Medal of Honor recipient Col. Leo Thorsness was in Wichita this weekend in support of businessman and military veteran Mike Pompeo’s 4th District Congressional campaign. The veteran tribute and Team Pompeo Rally was held on Sunday, July 18th at Col. James Jabara Airport. Col. Thorsness also went door to door, in support of Pompeo, on Saturday!
  • Pompeo VS Hartman

    07/12/2010 10:20:05 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 5 replies · 2+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11 July 2010 | Dion Leffler
    Hartman reregistered to vote in Kansas on July 23, 2009, six weeks before declaring his candidacy for Congress. Hartman also has held a Florida driver's license, as shown by a 1998 DUI citation in Wichita. The period he held that license could not be verified because of a federal law barring public access to driving records. Read more:
  • In Kansas, Club for Growth PAC taps Pompeo, Huelskamp

    07/10/2010 11:41:25 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    "The Club for Growth is a national organization that advances prosperity and economic growth by promoting economic freedom and limited government. Each year it ranks federal lawmakers on how well they follow these principles on its scorecards. (For a look at how current Kansas Congressman and Senate hopefuls Todd Tiahrt and Jerry Moran ranked on the scorecard, see Club for Growth gives slight nod to Tiahrt over Moran.)--- "In the race for Republican Party nomination for United States Congress from the first district of Kansas, the Club for Growth PAC endorsed farmer and Kansas Senator Tim Huelskamp of Fowler." ---...
  • KS Republican Assembly Endorses Pompeo

    07/08/2010 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Voice for Liberty in Wichita ^ | 7 July 2010 | Bob Weeks
    In the fourth district of Kansas, centered around the Wichita metropolitan area, the KRA endorsed Wichita businessman Mike Pompeo.
  • Cerabino: Candidate running in Kansas, but home is in Florida

    07/01/2010 9:00:01 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 7 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Updated: 10:01 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | Frank Cerabino
    "If I were Wink Hartman, I'd use the tornado defense. Hartman, 64, is the front-runner for an open congressional seat in south-central Kansas. He's an oilman who has made his mark in Wichita, where he built a sports arena and owns a popular restaurant. But he's also a guy who is getting a tax break this year by claiming that the waterfront Florida home he and his wife own in Highland Beach is their primary residence. He has a valid Florida driver license, is still listed as a Florida voter, and has a Florida polo league named after him. These...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Parviz, Pompeo, Salina Tea Party

    03/09/2010 8:28:54 AM PST · by 1pitech · 33+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 03-08-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Sharise Parviz from Hollywood Califonia. I also address mail on my new article, Ron Paul and the "Cujo" Effect. Next, I speak to Mike Pompeo, candidate for the 4th congressional district in Kansas and then I also introduce listeners to the Salina Tea Party. Another great show and we invite you to listen and comment!