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  • Jenkins Defeats Longtime Incumbent Rahall for District 3 U.S. House Seat in W.Va.

    11/04/2014 7:53:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | Nov 04, 2014 | The Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Republican Evan Jenkins has defeated 19-term Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall in West Virginia for the District 3 U.S. House race, the AP reports.
  • Collin Peterson Democrat Nick Rahall staffer poses in Keffiyeh with imitation AK47

    09/16/2014 12:07:57 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies ^ | September 16, 2014 | Holly Fisher
    In addition to being a Field Organizer for the West Virginia Democratic Party, Collin Peterson is also a staffer for Rep. Nick Rahall, D-West Virginia. No problem with him holding a rifle or what looks like an AK47 imitation airsoft gun. Lot of issue with him appearing to “play terrorist” and post other pro-terrorist imagery:
  • Super PAC Attack Ad Boomerangs on WV Dem (Video in the link)

    05/07/2014 7:02:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    George Soros / AP NBC: Soros a ‘Silver Sponsor’ of ICG Dinner Honoring Hillary Clinton us imperialism Against the Obama Administration’s Imperialist Meddling in Nigeria Chevron sign D.C. Lobbying Firm to Pay Chevron $15M Super PAC Attack Ad Boomerangs on WV Dem Follow @FreeBeacon BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff May 7, 2014 7:38 pm The anti-coal House Majority PAC is out with a new ad hitting West Virginia GOP Congressional candidate Evan Jenkins for receiving donations from Massey Energy executives. Jenkins is locked in a fierce contest with 19 term incumbent Rep. Nick Rahall (D., W. Va.). Rahall is reportedly...
  • Astonishing poll shows 38-year Democratic congressman down 14 points (Rahall)

    03/14/2014 4:53:18 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/14/14 | Michael Barone
    Here's an astonishing poll: David Freddoso at Conservative Intelligence Briefing links to a report by the Washington Post's Aaron Blake that West Virginia 3rd district incumbent Rep. Nick Rahall trails Republican challenger state Sen. Evan Jenkins by a 54-percent to 40-percent margin. The poll was conducted by the Tarrance Group, a Republican firm which, like several Democratic and other Republican firms, has had a good record for reliability over the years. This is astonishing for several reasons. Rahall, first elected in 1976, is now the seventh most senior member of the House, with three of the more senior members retiring...
  • RNC starts negative ads in 40 media markets

    01/08/2014 7:20:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 5:55 PM EST | Philip Elliott
    The Republican National Committee began running ads in 40 media markets Tuesday mostly targeting incumbent senators who supported President Barack Obama’s health care program. Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, meanwhile, gave $2.5 million to help Democrats defend their majority in the Senate. The early action suggests Republicans see the president’s signature domestic achievement as their way to keep control of the House and perhaps win the Senate. With more than 300 days remaining before Election Day, both sides are looking to set the agenda before voters start paying attention. “Obamacare is going to be the issue in 2014,”...
  • Rep. Nick Rahall (D- WV): I Don't Regret Voting for Obamacare

    11/20/2013 7:17:51 PM PST · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | NOV 19, 2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Democratic congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia was one of the 39 Democrats to vote last Friday to allow insurance plans that were on the market in 2013 to be sold next year. But during a radio interview, Rahall made it clear that he didn't regret voting for Obamacare in the first place. "I think there's more good than bad in that law," he said. Rahall added that he thought some of his constituents will find it was in their "best interest" to have their current plans canceled.   "I believe that West Virginians, once they have access to the...
  • West Virginia Democrat (St. Senator Evan Jenkins) switches parties to challenge Rahall

    07/31/2013 5:19:04 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/31/13 | Aaron Blake
    West Virginia state Sen. Evan Jenkins announced Wednesday that he is switching from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party and will challenge longtime Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) in 2014. “West Virginia is under attack from Barack Obama and a Democratic Party that our parents and grandparents would not recognize,” Jenkins said. “I am proud to join the Republican Party in fighting Washington’s assault on our state, our freedoms, and our jobs.” Jenkins is the latest in a growing number of Democrats from Southern state legislatures to make the switch — with many of them coming in Louisiana and Mississippi,...
  • Three Top West Virginia Democrats to Skip Convention

    06/18/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 18, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    Three high-profile Democrats from West Virginia are not planning to attend the Democratic National Convention in September. Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Nick Rahall and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin have opted not to go to the convention in Charlotte, according to a West Virginia Democratic Party press release. President Barack Obama is not popular in the state, and in 2010, Manchin ran a TV ad openly attacking the administration on cap-and-trade. Manchin, who is on the ballot again in November and does not face a difficult race, had already said this spring he wasn’t sure he would vote for Obama’s re-election.
  • Dissemination *_is_" Collection

    01/01/2012 2:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies ^ | 01 January 2012, 11:35 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET - quote: Dissemination *_is_* collection I always get a kick out of people who tell me I give away intelligence for free. What I do is watch how information moves. Keep in mind that the subject covered on this site are pretty darn esoteric by most standards. What kind of people, for example, even know who Oussama Salhab is? Answers include: Oussama Salhab, his family, friends, associates in and out of Hizballah, people he does business with, spies of various nations, etc. Yep. The barn is free, and so is the food.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • Suit: Rep. Nick Rahall's (D-WV) sister made payback threat to use brother's power

    10/07/2010 6:26:08 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/7/10 | John Bresnahan
    Sources also say that Tanya Rahall had an inbox for mail at her brother’s congressional office.
  • How Wendy Van Asselt and her friends made 26 million acres disappear

    09/28/2010 4:41:17 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/28/2010 | Ron Arnold
    Environmental activist Wendy Van Asselt was at the World Resources Institute in 2003 when officials from the Wilderness Society made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. They wanted her to lead a huge project to remove 26 million acres of federal land in the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) from oil and gas production, grazing, timber harvesting, mining for strategic minerals, off-road recreation, and providing rural jobs.
  • Questions raised about Democrat Congressman Nick Rahall helping son

    08/15/2010 10:39:27 PM PDT · by Outside da Box · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/2010 | John Bresnahan
    In February 2005, as his troubled son was facing felony robbery charges in Virginia, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) wrote a letter to a Fairfax County judge on congressional stationery, imploring him to show mercy on the then-27-year-old Nick Joe Rahall III. Nick Joe Rahall, the congressman’s only son, was given a four-year suspended sentence, avoiding prison time in this instance despite being incarcerated twice in the previous four years. Rahall acknowledged to POLITICO that he should not have used congressional stationery for the Feb. 14, 2005, letter but said it was not the same type that he uses for official...
  • Questions raised about Rahall helping troubled son

    08/12/2010 12:17:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | August 12, 2010 | John Bresnahan
    In February 2005, as his troubled son was facing felony robbery charges in Virginia, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) wrote a letter to a Fairfax County judge on congressional stationery, imploring him to show mercy on the then-27-year-old Nick Joe Rahall III. Nick Joe Rahall, the congressman’s only son, was given a four-year suspended sentence, avoiding prison time in this instance despite being incarcerated twice in the previous four years. Rahall acknowledged to POLITICO that he should not have used congressional stationery for the Feb. 14, 2005, letter but said it was not the same type that he uses for official...
  • West Virginia Congressman Rahall Calls Pro-Life Advocates "Political Hacks"

    04/01/2010 7:54:20 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 590+ views ^ | Mar 2010 |
    Charleston, WV ( -- Bart Stupak wasn't the only pro-life Democrat in Congress to support the pro-abortion health care bill after securing an executive order that both pro-life and pro-abortion groups called meaningless. Rep. Nick Rahall insisted Monday that he was right and Obama will stop abortion funding in the health care bill via the order. After coming under fire from pro-life groups, Rahall had choice words for them in an interview with the Register-Herald newspaper. “These political hacks are just living in la-la land, when they don't know what’s going on,” Rahall said.
  • Lawmakers cry 'jobs' to push through bills

    03/03/2010 8:29:41 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 3 replies · 173+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/3/2010 | Stephen Dinan
    Among the other job creators being touted, the beachfront historic site in the U.S. Virgin Islands stands out. Democrats, arguing for the bill in January, said designating the site and spending the $40 million or more to acquire the land will transform it into a popular tourist destination. "It will create jobs and help ease unemployment on the island," said Mr. Rahall, the West Virginia Democrat who shepherded the bill through the House. Dubious Republicans pointed out that the cost of a ticket from the U.S. to the island and the travel time make it unlikely that the new historic...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • WV Dem - Rahall opposes cap-and-trade emissions bill

    06/26/2009 9:26:05 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 572+ views ^ | June 25, 2009 | By Mannix Porterfield
    Ending his neutrality on a controversial climate bill meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Rep. Nick Rahall came out in opposition Thursday on the eve of a planned showdown in the House. Known as cap and trade, the proposal would compel industries to curtail emissions by 17 percent by 2020, out of concern they contribute to the unproven theory of global warming. Rahall told The Register-Herald the 17 percent standard was “still too high,” and he wants to see more emphasis on the development of clean coal technologies. In its original draft, the bill specified a 20 percent reduction. “That’s...
  • West Virginia Congressman to Fly to Iraq

    09/11/2002 7:57:33 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 31 replies · 447+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, September 11, 2002
    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- A congressman skeptical of the need for U.S. military action against Iraq says he is flying to Baghdad, hoping to answer questions about a possible invasion and seeking a meeting with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., said he wants to reassure Iraqi citizens that Americans are ``not out to wage war for war's sake.'' ``I'm not going as a secretary of state,'' Rahall said Tuesday. ``I'm not going as a weapons inspector. And I'm not calling upon this administration to do one thing or another. I just have a lot of questions.'' Rahall,...
  • Pelosi will visit Syria next week

    03/30/2007 9:06:23 AM PDT · by rjp2005 · 86 replies · 348+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | March 30 2007 | AP
    "U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Damascus next week for talks with Syrian officials, a U.S. Embassy official said Friday, making her the highest-ranking American politician to come to Syria since relations began souring in 2003. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said Pelosi would be leading a delegation of members of Congress and would arrive on Tuesday and leave Wednesday."
  • Democrats who took radical islamic & terrorist campaign $$$ (McKinney, Kennedy, Bonior & more)

    08/16/2002 10:51:53 PM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 71 replies · 8,824+ views
    FEC reports at, various news reports
    CYNTHIA McKINNEYPOSITION: Democrat Congresswoman from GeorgiaDONOR: Abdurahman Alamoudi AMMOUNT: $2000 on September 11, 2001 DETAILS: Alamoudi, President of the American Muslim Foundation, is a well known radical mohammedan activist known for publicly praising terrorist organizations. He worked closely as an informal advisor and affiliate of several Clinton administration officials (source). At an October 2000 rally in Washington, D.C. Alamoudi spoke to a radical islamic crowd announcing ""I have been labeled by the media in New York as being a supporter of Hamas. Any supporters of Hamas here? (cheers) Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas ... I...
  • What Wilson Didn’t Say About Africa: Joseph Wilson's Silent Partners

    10/25/2004 12:32:12 PM PDT · by Fedora · 180 replies · 20,950+ views
    Original FReeper research | 10/25/2004 | Fedora
    What Wilson Didn’t Say About AfricaJoseph Wilson's Silent PartnersBy Fedora with help from a few FReeper friends Former ambassador Joseph Wilson has been a leading spokesman for critics who accuse President Bush of basing his case for war against Iraq on forged documents purporting that Iraq attempted to buy uranium from Niger. Wilson’s charge has been discredited by a Senate investigation,1 but what remains unanswered are questions arising from what is now known about French intelligence’s role in pushing the forged documents on British and US intelligence. The role of France and Wilson in undermining Bush’s case for war looks...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/24/2004 6:41:38 PM PST · by DTA · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 2004-02-23 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Insight on the News - National Issue: 03/02/04 Special Report Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects By Kenneth R. Timmerman The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both parties by generously contributing to their election campaigns, from California libertarian Rep....
  • Why does Rep. Nick Rahall’s (D-WV) sister make $15,000 a month from Qatar to lobby him?

    06/24/2004 5:24:37 PM PDT · by mountaineer · 13 replies · 461+ views
    WVGOP email ^ | June 24, 2004 | WV Republican Party
    Question: Why does Nick Rahall’s sister make $15,000 a month to lobby Nick Rahall? Answer: Like Bill Clinton, because she can ---------------------- Tanya Rahall on her and her brother: Arab American issues are ‘what we care about;’ state GOP calls on Rahall to convince WV constituents his actions are not designed for his sister to reap $$ CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Republican Party today called on Congressman Nick Rahall to convince the voters of the 3rd Congressional District that there is nothing improper about his sister receiving $15,000 a month from the nation of Qatar to lobby him on...
  • Rep. Rahall (D-WV) makes shocking remarks, slanders veteran, kills TV story before it hits the air

    06/02/2004 8:10:01 AM PDT · by mountaineer · 33 replies · 444+ views
    received via email ^ | June 2, 2004 | West Virginia Republican Party
    CHARLESTON – Congressman Nick Rahall made shocking remarks about a U.S. Army veteran who has worked for the State Department and the United Nations. Then, Rahall tried to kill the story by threatening legal action against a TV station if it aired his outrageous comments. Reporter Brian Albert of WVVA-TV Newschannel 6 had previously aired a story regarding Rahall’s ties to a group that allegedly has connections to Islamic terror organizations. Some of the allegations were based on information provided by Paul Chapman, who ran against Rahall in 2002. Chapman is an Army veteran, 101st Airborne Infantry. He has served...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Insight ^ | 2-23-2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Special ReportSaffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects Posted Feb. 23, 2004 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Saffuri (above) has formed relationships with several questionable allies, including Sami al-Arian, who was arrested last year. The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both...
  • Cong. Nick Rahall's (D-W.Va.) Son Receives Cocaine Sentence

    02/20/2004 5:30:56 AM PST · by mountaineer · 17 replies · 657+ views
    Associated Press | Feb. 20, 2004 | AP
    BECKLEY, W.Va. - Rep. Nick Rahall's son was sentenced on Thursday to 14 months in a federal prison for distributing cocaine.U.S. District Judge David Faber also ordered Nick Joe Rahall III to serve three years' supervised release and to pay a $2,000 fine, said David Jensen, Faber's law clerk.Rahall, 26, of Beckley, was charged in October in a federal information with selling drugs to a confidential informant on Aug. 19, 2003. He pleaded guilty to the charge in December.He was free on a $5,000 bond on a fugitive charge in Virginia at the time of the drug sale.He apologized to...
  • Son of Rep. Nick Rahall (D-Bagdhad, er, W.Va.) faces drunken driving, robbery charges

    07/26/2003 7:11:28 AM PDT · by mountaineer · 49 replies · 1,432+ views
    PRINCETON, W.Va. -- The son of U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., was arrested Friday on a drunken driving charge and faces burglary and robbery charges in Virginia, police said. Nick Jo Rahall III, 26, flipped his sport-utility vehicle around 3:30 a.m. on the West Virginia Turnpike in Mercer County when he ran off the road, then tried to overcompensate, State Police said. Rahall was treated at an area hospital, then released into the custody of state troopers on a burglary and robbery warrant out of Fairfax County, Virginia. He was arraigned in Mercer County Magistrate Court and charged with second-offense...
  • Rep. Nick Rahall: Waiting to Hear From Saddam Hussein

    09/23/2002 9:20:54 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 18 replies · 243+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 09/24/2002 | NICK. J. RAHALL II
    WASHINGTON — On the packed flight from Damascus to Baghdad I kept rehearsing the message I hoped to deliver personally to Saddam Hussein: The only chance you have to avert the further devastation and suffering of your country and people is to allow unconditional and unfettered access by United Nations weapons inspectors. Period. Full cooperation. No gimmicks. I felt the message and the moment were ripe if the fruits of peace were to be harvested. I was not going to vote to put American soldiers in harm's way without making this last effort. As an Arab-American member of Congress —...
  • House Dem: White House to Blame for Iraqi Inspection Switch

    09/22/2002 11:49:10 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 208+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/22/02 | Limbacher
    After visiting Iraq last week, Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., blamed the Bush administration on Sunday for Baghdad's decision to impose limits on proposed weapons inspections after Iraq first told the United Nations those inspections would be "unfettered." "At first it appeared [the Iraqi pledge] was a step in the right direction with the first step they announced earlier this week," Rahall told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg. But the West Virginia Democrat said the Bush administration's reaction to the Iraqi offer amounted to "slamming the door in their face" by saying that even unfettered inspections would make no difference. "They've seen...
  • Congressman Nick Rahall (D - WV) arrives in Iraq, criticizes "US war rhetoric"

    09/14/2002 9:05:35 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 48 replies · 486+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation ^ | September 14, 2002
    An American elected official in visit in Baghdad criticizes "the rhetoric of US war" Saturday September 14, 2002 - 15h47 GMT BAGHDAD, 14 seven (AFP) - an American member of Parliament, Nick Rahall, on mission of peace "in Baghdad, invited Saturday the Administration of the president George W Bush to attenuate his" rhetoric of war "with regard to the Iraqi mode. "We are very worried by the climbing of the rhetoric of war emanating from our Administration. It is time to attenuate this rhetoric and to rather let prevail the reason and the dialogue ", declared Mr. Rahall with...