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  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • Department of Interior Asked To Investigate ALEC Bills In Wake Of Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/19/2014 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 43 replies
    Brietbart Unmasked ^ | April 16, 2014. | Xenophon
    Last week’s standoff at Bundy Ranch is still reverberating in Washington today. According to Kate Sheppard at Huffington Post, Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has sent a letter to Mary Kendall, acting Inspector General for the Department of the Interior, asking her to investigate whether legislation pushed by the Koch brothers-linked American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been aimed at undermining the agency’s work.Two member affiliates of the Koch-supported Americans For Prosperity (AFP) organization gave their blessing as armed ‘Patriot’ militias showed up to confront agents of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) doing the dangerous, difficult job of removing Bundy’s trespass...
  • House easily passes $1T omnibus spending bill with 359-67 vote

    01/15/2014 4:37:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    January 15, 2014, 04:19 pm House easily passes $1T omnibus spending bill with 359-67 vote By Pete Kasperowicz and Erik Wasson Anne Wernikoff and Greg Nash The House on Wednesday easily approved a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill would fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2014 and let Congress avoid the risk of a shutdown until the end of September. Members voted 359-67 to pass the bill, which was opposed by 64 Republicans and three Democrats. The three Democrats who voted "no" were Reps. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Rush Holt (N.J.), and Mike McIntyre (N.C.), a centrist Democrat who...
  • GOP touts campaign to blunt Obama's executive powers

    12/08/2013 3:18:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2013 | Ben Goad and Julian Hattem
    House Republicans say they’re proud of their 2013 campaign to stymie President Obama’s regulatory agenda, even as Congress comes under fire for one of its least productive years. The bitterly divided Congress will pass fewer laws in 2013 than any year in modern history. As a result of the gridlock, President Obama has turned to his administration’s regulatory authority in pursuit of key policy goals, including efforts to tackle gun violence and climate change. While House Republicans have pinned the blame for Congress’ anemic legislative output on Senate Democrats, they make no bones about their efforts to blunt Obama’s rulemaking...
  • Rangel says police tightened his handcuffs at immigration arrest

    10/12/2013 9:48:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies ^ | 10/11/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rtightened his handcuffs. “I thought I’d be treated better ep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said police who arrested him Tuesday by the Capitol Police than I was,” Rangel said on FOX Business Network Friday. Rangel was one of several Democratic lawmakers arrested by U.S. Capitol Police at an immigration reform rally on the National Mall. “I think they were trying to help me, but the cuffs were so tight that when I said loosen up the cuffs — and I wasn’t cursing then — in an attempt to loosen it up, one of the rookie cops actually tightened it,” he said....
  • Dems, civil rights groups urge feds to act after Zimmerman trial

    07/14/2013 12:55:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies ^ | July 14, 2013 | Bernie Becker
    Top Democrats and civil rights leaders on Sunday called on the Justice Department to examine bringing federal charges against George Zimmerman, just hours after a Florida jury acquitted him in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager. “I think the Justice Department is going to take a look at this,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press," as the fallout from the Zimmerman verdict dominated the nation’s attention on Sunday. “This isn’t over with and I think that’s good,” Reid continued. “That’s our system. It’s gotten better, not worse.” NAACP President Benjamin Jealous...
  • Science: Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva borrows lab coat, makes ‘best pro-Keystone XL video ever’

    06/02/2013 7:37:58 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 06/01/2013 | Twitchy
    We’re used to hearing that Republicans are the anti-science party, but that criticism is especially hard to take in light of Rep. Raúl Grijalva’s new video, warning of the dangers of building the Keystone XL pipeline. We’ve also been assured that conservatives don’t understand the nuances of metaphor, but there’s just something about Grijalva playing politics while wearing a “borrowed lab coat” and pretending to be a scientist that makes you miss Al Gore’s relatively sophisticated hucksterism. The video’s so bad, in fact, that the National Republican Congressional Committee is urging people to view it, calling it a “must watch.”...
  • Left pushes for $10 minimum wage, but House Democratic leadership balks

    06/07/2012 6:42:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2012 | Mike Lillis
    The House Democrats pushing for a steep hike in the minimum wage could face an unlikely foe: their own leadership. Behind Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Ill.), almost two dozen liberal Democrats endorsed legislation this week to raise the federal minimum wage immediately from $7.25 to $10 per hour, the first such increase in three years. The lawmakers think they’ve found a winning issue in an election cycle that’s featured the rise of the Occupy movement, criticism of Mitt Romney’s path to wealth and a class-centered fight over the Bush-era tax rates. But no Democratic leaders have endorsed the measure, and...
  • House to vote on Trayvon amendment

    05/08/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT · by rarestia · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 May 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida. The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill. Emphasis added
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Liberal Dem lawmaker vows to reject GOP, White House debt deal

    07/31/2011 2:40:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/31/11 | Julian Pecquet
    Liberal Dem lawmaker vows to reject GOP, White House debt dealBy Julian Pecquet - 07/31/11 04:04 PM ET One of the most liberal members of Congress vowed Sunday to reject an emerging debt-ceiling compromise among lawmakers and the White House, calling it a “cure as bad as the disease.” Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said in a statement that progressive lawmakers and working families “were thrown under the bus” by a deal that “trades peoples' livelihoods for the votes of a few unappeasable right-wing radicals.” The result, he said, is as bad for the...
  • Rep. Grijalva: After Giffords Shooting, Tea Party and Palin Better Watch It

    01/08/2011 7:32:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | January 8, 2011 | Suzy Khimm
    the wake of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and the shooting of more than 20 others in Tucson today, fellow Arizona Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva denounced a political environment poisoned by "anger, hatred, and division." In a phone interview with Mother Jones, Grijalva called the assault "horrible and unbelievable and shocking….It's hard to explain and really difficult to comprehend." Grijalva—who was also the recent target of violent threats—went on to blame the polarized political climate for creating an atmosphere that fueled violence: We never entered [politics] believing that we were taking our lives in our hands...we're feeding...
  • Progressive leaders back Clyburn over Hoyer for minority whip post

    11/09/2010 3:04:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/8/2010 | Russell Berman
    Both House leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are throwing their support behind Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) in his race against Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for minority whip. "I support Mr. Clyburn. They both have been effective leaders, but Jim Clyburn is our whip, and he’s been a good whip,” the co-chairwoman of the caucus, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), told The Hill. Woolsey said the group’s co-chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), was also backing Clyburn, although the caucus as a whole was not taking a position in the intra-party battle. “We’ll be working it [for Clyburn], but not for the...
  • Rep. Raul Grijalva fends off GOP challenger Ruth McClung - AZ

    11/04/2010 6:10:22 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 42 replies
    BreakingNews ^ | Nov. 4, 2010 | AP via Breaking News/Twitter
    Headline Only Rep. Raul Grijalva fends off GOP challenger Ruth McClung to win re-election in Ariz. 7th Cong. District (Tucson and more) - AP
  • Maricopa County GOP Website Alleges Massive Voter Fraud in Arizona and Colorado

    10/25/2010 7:15:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies · 1+ views
    First Things ^ | October 24, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday it was reported that the Yuma Recorder’s office was checking the 3,000 last minute voter registration forms turned in by the far left Mi Familia Vota organization. The recorder’s office found that already more than 65% of the registrations were invalid due to the registrant not being a citizen, wrong/invalid address, false signature, etc. Mi Familia Vota is a SEIU sub-organization. It is just as “non-partisan” as ACORN was before documented fraudulent behaviors finally killed it.Yuma County is located in Arizona’s 7th District. Currently, far left Arizona boycotter Rep. Raul Grijalva is caught in a tight race with...
  • In Arizona, a candidate faces a boycott backlash

    10/22/2010 8:07:34 PM PDT · by TimSkalaBim · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 23, 2010 | Nicholas Riccardi
    Rep. Raul Grijalva should slide to reelection in a district where Democrats greatly outnumber Republicans, but his call for a boycott of his state over a harsh immigration law has made him a target.
  • RedState: Meet the Fallujah Four - Boxer, Waxman, Kucinich, Grijavla...

    10/18/2010 10:28:24 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 9 replies · 2+ views
    RedState ^ | 10-18-2010 | IPWGOP
    [excerpt] These would be the four Democrats [Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, CA); Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA-30); Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D, OH-10); and Rep. Raul Grijavla (D, AZ-07)] who provided letters of introduction and support to the pro-terrorist groups Code Pink/Global Exchange in 2004.  Those groups used these letters to facilitate their delivery over a half a million dollars’ worth of aid to terrorists in Fallujah actively fighting American troops; which is, by the way, treason by any reasonable interpretation of the US Constitution.... [end excerpt]  
  • After Freeper Expose, Islamic Site Pulls 'Boxer Aiding Fallujah Terrorists' Article

    10/13/2010 8:43:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    Gateway Pundit reports this morning that a radical Islamic website has pulled an article published in 2005 after it was highlighted by the American Thinker in an article authored by Freeper Interesting Times exposing the ties between Sen. Barbara Boxer(CA) and Code Pink, and their effort to aid Sunni terrorists in Fallujah, Iraq.The article, entitled Bereaved US Families Share Iraqis Agonies of War was published by Islam Online on Janury 4, 2005. It described a trip by a handful of anti-American military family members to the Middle East led by Code Pink to deliver $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid...
  • Boxer Approved Code Pink Fallujah Trip to Donate $600,000 to Extremists to Murder US Soldiers

    10/13/2010 7:32:52 AM PDT · by curth · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 5:32 AM | Jim Hoft
    So would aiding and abetting terrorists to kill US soldiers qualify as behavior unbefitting of a sitting US senator? On October 12, Scott Swett at the American Thinker reported that Senator Barabara Boxer (D-CA) along with Representatives Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) secured diplomatic courtesy letters that allowed anti-American Code Pink activists to travel to Fallujah, Iraq. The radicals traveled to Fallujah in late 2004 to donate $600,000 worth of humanitarian aid to the people who had just killed 51 Americans and wounded 560 more earlier that month. Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah was the...
  • Go, Ruth, go: Rocket scientist giving open-borders Dems a scare

    10/11/2010 8:17:31 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 42 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/11/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    On Sept. 27, I asked you to spread the word and support GOP upstart Ruth McClung in Arizona’s 7th Congressional District. The young, energetic conservative Republican with a physics degree and grass-roots momentum has been working non-stop on the campaign trail to defeat open-borders zealot Raul Grijalva
  • King: Democratic Congressman 'Advocating for Mexico' Rather Than U.S. (Steve King calls out Grijalva

    04/28/2010 2:42:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies · 1,233+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | Jason Hancock
    Responding to a call by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., for Americans to boycott his state until it overturns a controversial new immigration law, U.S. Rep. Steve King suggested Grijalva’s district has been ceded to Mexico and that the Democrat is “advocating for Mexico rather than the United States and against the rule of law.” Grijalva believes the new law, which requires law enforcement officials to demand papers from anyone they suspect is in the country illegally, is racist and does little more than “propagate the idea separate but equal treatment under the law can be codified.” Here is transcript...
  • Congressman: US should fight Ariz. immigrant law (US Congress doesn't believe in State's Rights)

    04/26/2010 3:49:16 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 34 replies · 1,244+ views
    washington post ^ | 4/26/2010 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    An Arizona congressman urged the Obama administration not to cooperate when illegal immigrants are picked up by local police if a tough new state immigration law survives legal challenges. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat, and civil rights activists spoke on Sunday to thousands of people gathered at the state Capitol and called on President Barack Obama to fight the law, promising to march in the streets and invite arrest by refusing to comply. "We're going to overturn this unjust and racist law, and then we're going to overturn the power structure that created this unjust, racist law," Grijalva said....
  • Grijalva criticizes governor's approach to illegal immigration (Raol sez: "I am NOT a racist!")

    01/30/2006 11:25:12 AM PST · by FlyVet · 28 replies · 656+ views
    AP via ^ | Jan 30, 2006, 07:14 AM | Unknown
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona has criticized Gov. Janet Napolitano's steps to crack down on illegal immigration, saying her border plans are an insult to Mexican-Americans. The governor has taken steps for state authorities to confront Arizona's immigration problems and has proposed a $100 million plan that includes new state police squads focused on border security and millions of dollars for communities to tackle border-related woes. The governor also is asking the military to pay for stationing an unspecified number of National Guard troops at Arizona-Mexico border. The state already has about 170 National Guard troops stationed at...
  • The congressmen who want U.N. observers in U.S. vote

    07/06/2004 11:50:09 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 31 replies · 1,535+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 7, 2004
    WASHINGTON – The United Nations has turned down a controversial request by nine members of the U.S. Congress to assign international observers to the U.S. presidential election in November. The request came in the form of a letter drafted by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, and signed by eight other members of the House. "We are deeply concerned that the right of U.S. citizens to vote in free and fair elections is again in jeopardy," the lawmakers wrote to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Besides Johnson, the other representatives signing the letter to Annan – all Democrats – were Julia Carson...