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  • Democrat Rep: Obama Looks "Aloof," Has Time To Drink Beer But Not Visit Border

    07/09/2014 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/9/14 | GOPICYMI
    Published on Jul 9, 2014 Democrat Rep: Obama Looks "Aloof," Has Time To Drink Beer But Not Visit Border (July 9, 2014)
  • Democrat Rep. Corrine Brown: ‘We shat down the government!’ [video]

    09/30/2013 10:45:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/30/13 | staff
    Texas Red @jswifty250 LOLOLOL we shat down the government! http://instagram.com/p/e6a-vYpH8c/ 10:22 PM - 30 Sep 2013
  • Guess What Happened to This U.S. Rep’s Private Health Plan After He Opted Out of Obamacare

    09/22/2013 9:54:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/22/13 | Dave Urbansky
    When U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) got the word that he could opt out of Obamacare or keep his current health-care plan — which you might be surprised to learn is a private plan — he took a road some might say is less traveled…and then hit a big pileup:(Credit: Twitter via Twitchy) He breaks it down a bit more:(Credit: Twitter via Twitchy) Instead of heading down a woe-is-me path, Gardner harnessed his unfortunate news to get a conversation going about what’s happening to people’s health-care plans in the wake of
  • Ballistic GOP Rep Scolds Holder Over Fort Hood

    04/18/2013 7:17:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/13 | staff
    Congressman Frank R. Wolf, a Republican from Virginia, got pretty heated with Attorney General Holder over his inability to commit to a basic timeline on the classification of the Fort Hood attack. Wolf contended that the attack should have been classified as an act of "terror" instead of an action of "workplace violence" so the victims could get medical treatment and Purple Hearts.
  • Rabbi Meir Soloveichik to offer opening invocation at Republican convention

    abbi Meir Soloveichik to offer opening invocation at Republican convention August 27, 2012 (JTA) -- Rabbi Meir Soloveichik is scheduled to deliver the opening invocation at the Republican National Convention. “It is an extraordinary privilege to deliver an invocation at a cherished ritual of American democracy,” said Soloveichik of the invocation, which he is scheduled to deliver on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Soloveichik is the director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and associate rabbi at the Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue, both in New York City. A frequent contributor to several publications, including the politically...
  • Miami Temple Cancels Speech By DNC Chair (liberal D. W. Schultz - booted out by conservative Jews!)

    05/30/2012 5:12:16 AM PDT · by Milagros · 30 replies
    JEWOCITY ^ | May, 2012
    Temple Israel in Miami, Fla., canceled an upcoming speech by Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday. Temple officials canceled the affair after a prominent Republican donor left the congregation in protest. According to Erika Bolstad of McClatchy Newspapers, the donor was 81-year-old philanthropist Stanley Tate, who has ties to the Romney campaign.
  • Dem Rep Smears 'Threatening' Tea Party As 'Racist,' 'Crazy,' 'Ugly'

    04/25/2012 8:13:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/25/12 | staff
    Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY - 11) attacks the Republicans and the Tea Party at candidate forum hosted by "Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform."
  • Gingrich plans to suspend campaign next week

    04/25/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT · by Milagros · 81 replies
    CBS ^ | Apr 25, 2012
    Gingrich plans to suspend campaign next week CBS News Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks in Cramerton, NC, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (Credit: AP Photo/Chuck Burton) UPDATED 1:52 pm ET (CBS News) CRAMERTON, NC--Newt Gingrich on Wednesday unofficially conceded the ...
  • Holder to Puerto Rican Rep: 'Wherever you're from'

    02/02/2012 1:24:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/2/12 | David Freddoso
    February 2, 2012 1:51pm 47 Comments Holder to Puerto Rican Rep: 'Wherever you're from' byDavid Freddoso Online Opinion Editor Follow on Twitter: If you need confirmation that Republicans on the House Oversight committee got under Attorney General Eric Holder's skin today at the hearing on Fast and Furious, just look at this response he gave to Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, who grilled Holder about his own previous statements. Specifically, note Holder's comment that "maybe this is the way you do things in Idaho, or wherever you're from."
  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky: “You Don’t Deserve To Keep All Your Money”

    09/14/2011 8:55:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Heritage ^ | 9/14/11 | Brandon Stewart
    In a interview with Chicago’s Don Wade & Roma radio show this morning, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky claimed that Americans aren’t entitled to all of their own money. Toward the end of a wide-ranging interview, the hosts played a clip from this week’s Republican Presidential Debate where California teenager Tyler Hinsley asked, “Of every dollar that I earn, how much do you think I deserve to keep?” Co-host Don Wade asked Schakowsky to answer the same question. After some initial back-and-forth, she replied, “I’ll put it this way, you don’t deserve to keep all of it. It’s not a question of...
  • Union Rep Declares “Open Season” on “Managers and Scabs”

    08/16/2011 6:26:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/16/11 | MRC TV
    As the CWA picketing of Verizon continues it seems some of the union leadership is becoming more and more unhinged. Apparently one member of the union leadership went so far as to instruct his members, by way of publicly accessible telephone hotline, that it is now “open season” on “managers and scabs”. The thug went on to say that union members should “follow them” and “torture them, torture them with chants and noise”. (h/t Moon Bat Tracker) Th
  • Rep. King: More than 40 U.S. nationals have gone to Somalia to join jihad

    07/27/2011 10:10:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/27/11 | Pamela Geller
    Again we have to ask ourselves who is vetting the hostile invaders we are alllowing to enter this country. And why isn't the press clamoring to blame the ideology that inspires these acts of war? Rep. King: More than 40 U.S. nationals have gone to Somalia to join jihad Jihad Watch Come for the jihad, stay for the samosas -- wait, what? Awww, maaaaan! "Lawmaker: 40 Americans Joined Somali Al-Qaida Linked-terror Group," from the Associated Press, July 26 (thanks to Weasel Zippers): WASHINGTON (AP) _ The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says more than 40 Americans have been...
  • Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson could face jail time for ethics violations

    06/28/2011 11:06:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/28/11 | Jonathan Strong
    New documents disclosed in a complaint from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) appear to show California Democrat Rep. Laura Richardson and her staff clearly violating congressional ethics rules and potentially federal law. The documents show Richardson using official taxpayer resources for political events, including fundraisers. “Rep. Richardson didn’t just violate House rules, she likely committed crimes,” said Melanie Sloan, CREW’s executive director. In one instance, Richardson’s chief of staff, Shirley Cooks, told all of Richardson’s aides in an email from her official House account, “All staff are required to attend” a fundraiser held Sept....
  • Rep. Peter King: Muslim community fails to help crack down on terror

    03/06/2011 12:18:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 3/6/11 | Richard Sisk
    WASHINGTON - A Long Island congressman charged Sunday that New York's Muslim community was failing to cooperate with city cops and the FBI on the terror threat. Republican Rep. Peter King, who will hold hearings on Muslim radicalization later this week, "I'm aware of a number of cases in New York where the (Muslim) community has not been cooperative." Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), appearing with King on CNN's "State of the Union," said King was singling out the Muslim community while ignoring the terror threat from other groups.
  • Rep. King to offer amendment to slash DoJ funding equal to cost of DOMA defense

    03/02/2011 5:09:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/2/11 | Daniel Strauss
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is planning to offer an amendment to slash as much funding to the Department of Justice as would have been used to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. "What I intend to do, and there are other solutions that are offered, and I believe that the Speaker is focused on this, as well ... is to offer an amendment on an appropriations bill that would cut the funding to the Department of Justice in an amount yet to be
  • From Staff Sgt. to State Rep.; the life journey of John Kriesel

    11/05/2010 5:59:23 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    Kare 11 News ^ | 11-4-10 | Scott Seroka
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It was just 10 hours after John Kriesel had learned he won Minnesota House Seat 57A; he stood in front of a barrage of cameras and reporters in room 125 of the State Capitol. "Well, compromise is what keeps me from having to sleep on the couch every night," the newly elected Republican from Cottage Grove said when asked about the state's budget. And that was the beginning of his political career. "Whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, he makes us a better body," House Minority leader Kurt Zellers of Maple Grove remarked.
  • GOP Rep Cao. "Hurt" after Obama Endorses Dem , warns of Opponents Ethics History

    10/04/2010 3:28:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/4/10 | Staff
    Republican Rep. Joseph Cao -- in an act of either selfless concern or political expediency -- says he "must" warn President Obama that the Democratic candidate he's endorsed in the race has a history of ethical problems. The Louisiana congressman is smarting after Obama used his first general election ad to endorse Cao's opponent, Democrat Cedric Richmond. According to Cao's campaign, he had hoped Obama would endorse him considering all he did for Democrats -- like being the only Republican to cast a floor vote for the health care overhaul.
  • Rep. Dingell: It’s taken a long time to ‘control the people’

    03/23/2010 9:18:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies · 4,938+ views
    american thinker ^ | 3/23/10 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the Dean of the House of Representatives for being the longest serving member of the body (he was first elected in 1955, succeeding his father, Rep. John Dingell, Sr.), made an amazing admission during a live telephone interview with Detroit WJR News/Talk 760 radio talk show host Paul W. Smith on Smith's show Monday morning, March 22, 2010. The night before, Dingell had been a featured speaker at the Democrat Congressional leadership victory press conference after Obamacare passed the House. In response to a question posed by Smith, Dingell said: Let me remind you this [Americans...
  • Rep. Cao to Steele: You Need Me

    11/09/2009 9:50:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,035+ views
    ABC ^ | 11/9/09 | Rick Klein
    Rickkleinblogpic ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: The decision by Rep. Joseph Cao, R-La., to vote for the Democrats’ health care bill last night would put him directly in the Republican Party’s firing line, under the standard enunciated by RNC Chairman Michael Steele last week. On ABCNews.com’s “Top Line” last week, Steele said of Republicans who support President Obama on health care or the stimulus bill: “So candidates who live in moderate to slightly liberal districts have got to walk a little bit carefully here, because you do not want to put yourself in a position where you’re crossing that line...
  • King Urges Protection for U.S. Authors in "Libel Tourism" Hearing

    02/15/2009 6:23:34 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 12 replies · 854+ views
    A House committee held an important hearing Thursday morning on the issue of "libel tourism." That's the practice of bringing libel suits against American authors in other nations, particularly the United Kingdom, where First Amendment protections do not apply and where the burden of proof is placed on the defendant rather than on the plaintiff. Saudi Arabian businessman Khalid bin Mahfouz has brought several such lawsuits, winning a default judgment against American researcher Rachel Ehrenfeld for her book Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It, and forcing a Cambridge University Press to destroy copies of the...
  • Rep. Brent Hassert Wrong to exploit rape victims

    10/10/2008 8:37:12 PM PDT · by willcountywatcher · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Herald <spew> News ^ | October 10, 2008 | KG
    I received a brochure with a young woman on the cover and the statement, “When victims of sexual assault had no place to turn … state Rep. Brent Hassert listened and took action.” This was to inform me that he voted for legislation requiring hospitals to provide information about emergency contraception for sexual assault victims, but that is not what I learned. Instead, I learned that Hassert is willing to exploit the victims of rape for political gain, and he apparently thinks that women are stupid enough to believe he’s an advocate for
  • Obama campaign rep STUMPED on legislative accomplishments

    08/04/2008 11:48:03 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 48 replies · 122+ views
    youtube ^ | Aug, 1 2008 | chris mathews
    I haven't enjoyed a chris mathews interview since Zell Miller. I must say that this is pretty good and mathews keeps the heat on. State Senator kirk watson (d) from Texas gets asked to list Obama's accomplishments. Like me, he is unable to do so. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGeu_4Ekx-o
  • RINOs' goal: a greener GOP

    06/03/2008 1:18:56 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 21 replies · 153+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | June 3, 2008 | Editorial
    There are RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) and then there are RINOs who call themselves Republicans for Environmental Protection. Founded in 1995, REP seeks to save the planet through decidedly un-Republican, big-government socialism. It also annually hands out its "Greenest Republican in Congress" award. This year's co-winner is Rep. Christopher Shays, RINO-4th District, who by sheer coincidence is on REP's "Honorary Board of Distinguished Republicans," along with co-winner Sen. Susan Collins, RINO-Maine. On REP's 0-100 scorecard, Rep. Shays scored 103 for promoting policies that are responsible for today's record energy prices and much more. Out of the other side of...
  • CA: Governor appoints conservation director

    08/05/2005 3:30:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 367+ views
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Bridgett Luther Thompson to head the state Department of Conservation Friday. Thompson, 50, was previously a regional development director for Hands on Bay Area, which matches its network of volunteers to local charities. Prior to that, she was national development director for Republicans for Environmental Protection. "Bridgett shares my dedication to protecting our environment and ensuring our natural resources are wisely conserved," Schwarzenegger said in a statement. Thompson, a member of both the Sierra Club and the Wilderness Society, has also served as program director for the Trust for Public Land in Charlotte,...
  • Green Elephants

    11/10/2006 9:51:30 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 155+ views
    Prior to Tuesday's vote, Republicans for Environmental Protection announced its slate of endorsed candidates for U.S. Congress. “Each of these candidates is a conservation-minded Republican dedicated to responsible environmental stewardship,” said REP President Martha Marks. “While our party as a whole is not where it should be when it comes to environmental stewardship, electing this slate of Republican candidates would represent a giant stride toward changing that.” Thought it might be interesting to see how they did in the election. Did being green garner them any turn-out-the-vote support?Here’s how things shaped up. Incumbents are denoted with an asterisk. Info in [...
  • Only 18% of Intel Still Says NO TIES; pt2/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:45:02 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 7 replies · 1,466+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 9/25/06 | Scott Malensek
    the Phase II report says: “The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which is leading the exploitation effort of documents (DocEx) uncovered in Iraq, told Committee staff that 120 million plus pages of documents that were recovered in Iraq have received an initial review for intelligence information. As of January 2006, 34 million pages have been translated and summarized to some extent and are available to analysts in an Intelligence Community database.” pg 62/400 And while that might mislead people into thinking that the assessments made are full and complete, it isn’t until later in the report that a little caveat is...
  • Is Saddam a Liar?; pt3/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:41:51 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 9 replies · 1,149+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 090911 | Scott Malensek
    Many of the quasi-conclusions are based largely on claims of innocence from Saddam Hussein, “a top official in Saddam’s government, Abid Hamid Mahmoud al-Kattab al-Tikriti,” Tariq Aziz and Faruq Hijazi. These are 4/7 of the primary players in any involvement or potential involvement between Saddam’s regime and al Qaeda. The other 3 primary players are Mohammed al-Douri (He is Saddam’s VP/muscle man/Thug-In-Charge who remains at large. He is also suspected of being the primary source for most of a large portion of the insurgency and most reports place him as directing operations from inside Syria). The last 2 primary players...
  • There Are No Jihadis in Iraq; pt4/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:37:31 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 4 replies · 1,043+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 9/25/06 | Scott Malensek
    As soldiers and Marines by the hundreds of thousands return home from Iraq they are telling their stories. They are telling family and friends of what they saw and of who they fought. They are writing books that tell of their experiences. Amazon.com is full of them. They have fought and lived through a dramatic and on-going historical event. To them it is real-not politics and so they tell the truth. They describe an invasion and an occupation where Islamic extremists and Iraqi thugs are the enemy. They tell tales of a fight against terrorists; people who rammed cars filled...
  • BUSH LIED; pt1/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/25/2006 5:35:32 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 23 replies · 2,311+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 9/25/06 | Scott Malensek
    How many times have we heard members of the media say, “We know now that there were no ties between Saddam and Al Qaeda”? Typically, people make this claim based on any combination of four sources: President Bush’s 9/17/03 statement, Sec. Powell’s 1/8/04 statement, the 9/11 Commission’s Final Report of 7/22/04 or the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s (SSCI) report on Pre-war Iraq intelligence reports: 7/7/04. Yet, in each of these cases, the very quotations that opponents of the war in Iraq point towards as definitive claims of “no ties” are only half quotes. When they refer to President Bush’s...
  • The African Connection:Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 8:44:51 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 72 replies · 2,731+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 7/25/06 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. [snip] But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to bribing him.
  • The African Connection: Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 2:50:50 PM PDT · by Monitor · 63 replies · 1,790+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 25th, 2006 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. Jefferson is anxious to overturn the ruling of federal Judge Hogan of the Washington, DC federal District Court, who allowed the raid. One can only surmise that the seized documents contain material even more embarrassing than the discovery of $90,000 in cash in Jefferson’s freezer. But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to...
  • Police Union to Call for Ethics Probe of Rep. McKinney

    06/19/2006 4:28:33 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 20 replies · 1,059+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, June 19, 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Police labor officials, angry over a federal grand jury's refusal to indict Rep. Cynthia McKinney for assaulting a police officer, said Monday they want the House ethics committee to review her conduct. And they said the grand jury's decision last week sent the message that "it's okay to hit a police officer." "We hope that members of Congress will review her actions in light of their rules within their own ethics committee," Andrew Maybo, chairman of the U.S. Capitol Police Labor Committee, told reporters Monday at a news conference in Washington.
  • Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) accused of trying to bribe Nigerian ('African art' = cash)

    06/06/2006 5:15:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 821+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/06/06 | STEPHEN MANNING
    Rep. accused of trying to bribe NigerianBy STEPHEN MANNING, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 28 minutes ago GREENBELT, Md. - Rep. William Jefferson called the package he allegedly delivered at midnight to the suburban Maryland home of Nigeria's vice president "African art." Authorities say the "art" was meant to be cash — lots of it. Court documents filed in the bribery probe of the Louisiana Democrat allege that Jefferson told an FBI informant he took the "art," which authorities believe was code for $100,000 in $100 bills, to the Potomac home of Atiku Abubakar on July 31. The money was...
  • Aide says U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (Democrat-La.) cooked up scheme

    05/27/2006 6:49:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 1,717+ views
    NOLA ^ | 5/27/06 | Bill Walsh
    Aide says Jefferson cooked up schemeAssistant sentenced to 8 years in prison Saturday, May 27, 2006 By Bill Walsh Washington bureau ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- A former aide to U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, said Friday that it was the congressman's idea to solicit bribes to promote a telecommunications deal in West Africa that began as a legitimate business venture. "I've gone over it 10 million times in my head," Brett Pfeffer, 37, said at his sentencing in U.S. District Court. "I don't know why I didn't look him in the eye and say 'No.' " **SNIP** According to court...
  • Bush Orders Documents From Rep. Jefferson's Office Sealed

    05/26/2006 6:50:32 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 55 replies · 1,086+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, May 25, 2006 | Greg Simmons
    WASHINGTON — President Bush stepped into the Justice Department's constitutional confrontation with Congress on Thursday and ordered that documents seized in an FBI search of a congressman's office be sealed for 45 days. "The Department of Justice's search was part of an important investigation of alleged public corruption. At the same time, the bipartisan leadership of the House of Representatives believe the search violated the constitutional principle of separation of powers and the speech and debate clause of the Constitution," according to the president's statement.
  • GOP dares Pelosi: Sign on the line (Rep. William Jefferson's RAT-La. ethics complaint)

    05/10/2006 7:31:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1,951+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/06 | Josephine Hearn
    GOP dares Pelosi: Sign on the line By Josephine Hearn U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gestures as she speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios in Washington, DC May 7, 2006. NO SALES NO ARCHIVES REUTERS/Alex Wong/Meet the Press Freshman Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry (N.C.) wants to help House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — well, sort of. McHenry has prepared an ethics complaint for Pelosi to file against a fellow Democratic lawmaker, Rep. William Jefferson (La.), who is under investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly having received more than $450,000...
  • U.S. Rep. John Murtha tells City Club the war is lost

    04/08/2006 5:01:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 151 replies · 2,927+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 4/08/06 | Donna J. Miller
    Murtha tells City Club the war is lost Pa. congressman outlines failures Saturday, April 08, 2006 Donna J. Miller Plain Dealer Reporter U.S. Rep. John Murtha's booming Marine colonel's voice filled the tight spaces between Greater Clevelanders packed into the City Club Friday to hear him protest President Bush's war on Iraq. He repeated the message he began trumpeting in November: that American military efforts in Iraq are failing and will continue to fail, while costing taxpayers $450 billion by the year's end. The 37-year decorated Marine and 32-year congressman from Pennsylvania said: Iraqis with 80 percent of them wanting...
  • Law firm records sought by feds (Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, investigation continues)

    03/24/2006 3:48:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 581+ views
    NOLA ^ | 3/23/06 | Bruce Alpert
    Law firm records sought by fedsJefferson's daughter once worked there Thursday, March 23, 2006 By Bruce Alpert Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- In an indication that the federal investigation of Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, is continuing, a Virginia grand jury has subpoenaed records from a law firm where one of the congressman's daughters once worked, according to sources familiar with the case. In addition, Judge T.S. Ellis III has agreed to delay sentencing for Brett Pfeffer, 37, a former Jefferson congressional aide who pleaded guilty in January to two felony charges, including aiding and abetting the solicitation of bribes. The...
  • Rep. Tom DeLay told he's not a target of Abramoff probe (22nd District nonprofits getting money)

    01/29/2006 4:18:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1,140+ views
    Macon.com ^ | 1/26/05 | MICHELLE MITTELSTADT
    DeLay told he's not a target of probe BY MICHELLE MITTELSTADT The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - In recent months, Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, has insisted he's not a target of the Justice Department public corruption investigation involving a one-time ally, disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He now has gone a step further, telling conservative columnist George Will in a column published Thursday that the Justice Department has informed his lawyers that he is not a target of the probe. A federal official said the investigation is "wide open." "It's looking at a number of subjects. And actual targets of a...
  • U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) might claim (bribery) deals private

    01/22/2006 6:51:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,229+ views
    NOLA ^ | 1/21/06 | Bruce Alpert
    Jefferson might claim deals private 'Official acts' issue could play key role in case Saturday, January 21, 2006 By Bruce Alpert Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's public response to the federal government's investigation of his business dealings suggests his legal defense could be that his actions were distinct and separate from his congressional responsibilities and therefore not subject to federal bribery statutes, legal experts say. The New Orleans Democrat last week said he had never requested or accepted anything to "perform a service for which I have been elected." He said he is disappointed and perplexed by...
  • Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., 'perplexed' by aide's guilty plea; says he did no wrong

    01/15/2006 8:59:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1,538+ views
    NC Times ^ | 1/13/06 | CHEVEL JOHNSON
    Jefferson 'perplexed' by aide's guilty plea; says he did no wrong By: CHEVEL JOHNSON - Associated Press Last modified Friday, January 13, 2006 10:32 PM PST Louisiana Congressman, William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, left, and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, appear before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development meeting in New Orleans Friday afternoon Jan. 13, 2006. The subcommittee came to New Orleans to discussing the housing problems caused by Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) NEW ORLEANS -- Two days after his former aide's guilty plea implicated him in a bribery case, Rep. William Jefferson said Friday he...
  • Rep. Paton graduates from Army school (Military Intelligence)

    01/12/2006 9:05:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 498+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | Carol Ann Alaimo
    Arizona Rep. Jonathan Paton will make his mark on state — and military — history today when he graduates from Army intelligence school at Fort Huachuca. It's thought to be the first time a sitting state legislator has completed training at the military intelligence center 75 miles southeast of Tucson. "You only get so many chances to serve in life, and I've been given two," said Paton, 34, an Army reservist and rookie Republican lawmaker who represents Tucson's East Side and parts of Cochise and Santa Cruz counties. Paton, a second lieutenant, was called to active duty in June. He...
  • Rep. Jennings convicted (former MN DIM)

    07/26/2005 2:39:30 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 8 replies · 463+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 7-26-05 | Paul Gustafson,
    Former state Rep. Loren Jennings, accused of using his office to financially benefit a firm in which he had a financial stake, was convicted Tuesday of two counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering by a federal court jury in St. Paul. A federal court jury in St. Paul acquitted him of four other charges following a nine-day trial. No date has been set for his sentencing by U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle. Jennings, 54, of Harris, declined to comment as he left court after the verdicts Tuesday afternoon. But defense attorney Doug Kelley said Jennings will...
  • The Constitution: Artifact of American History?

    03/17/2005 6:13:02 AM PST · by hinterlander · 5 replies · 718+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | March 17, 2005 | Rep. Steve King
    I turned my eyes away from "In God We Trust," engraved deeply in the stone above the Speaker's chair, and walked under the direct stone gaze of Moses as I left the chambers of the U.S. House of Representatives. I walked through statuary hall in the U.S. Capitol, where Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were among the first presidents to attend regular church services. The House chaplain had given the opening prayer to start the legislative day and our member's chapel in the Capitol was open for morning meditation as I walked briskly across the Capitol grounds to the Supreme...
  • Lawmakers help wounded soldier get home after dispute with Army

    12/11/2004 7:29:13 AM PST · by Garvin · 10 replies · 534+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2004, 4:23 PM EST | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON -- Specialist Robert Loria of Middletown lost his arm in Iraq, but instead of a farewell paycheck from the U.S. Army he got a bill for nearly $1,800. On Friday a platoon of New York lawmakers came to his rescue. Loria found himself stuck in Fort Hood Texas this week when Army officials claimed he owed them money for travel expenses to a hospital and lost equipment. Several lawmakers _ Rep. Maurice Hinchey and Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton _ interceded on behalf of the 27-year-old veteran after his irate wife, Christine Loria, told the Times-Herald Record...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 727 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • How to stop national ID card

    10/07/2004 5:57:59 PM PDT · by Warden · 64 replies · 1,553+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10-7-04 | Rick Warden
    Stage Setting For The Mark Of The Beast Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Beware of the New World...
  • Marquette state rep cited for drunken driving (Democrat)

    09/16/2004 6:14:03 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 12 replies · 297+ views
    AP ^ | 9-16-04
    Marquette state rep cited for drunken driving 9/16/2004, 5:34 p.m. ET The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state representative from Marquette received a citation this week for drunken driving in East Lansing, according to a police report. Rep. Stephen Adamini, 59, was cited Tuesday night after his Ford Explorer hit two cars stopped in East Lansing, the police report said. He had a blood-alcohol level of .15, above the legal limit of .08, and was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. In a written statement, Adamini said he "stopped for some drinks with friends" before the accident....
  • Nunn wants smoke ban in Capitol

    02/19/2004 3:21:06 PM PST · by CourtneyLeigh · 36 replies · 513+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | Feb. 19th, 2004 | By Laura Yuen
    "Frankfort's hazy halls and gathering rooms have been fully displayed at the same time legislators are considering bills that would put a stop to local smoking bans such as Lexington's. Nunn said his idea for a smokeless Capitol had nothing to do with the other proposals. Nunn said he wants to protect women, children and fellow lawmakers such as Rep. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, who is allergic to smoke. The two legislators said they have unsuccessfully asked members of the Legislative Research Commission to adopt an internal policy that would safeguard the public. "I'm not for an outright ban, but just...
  • Media Bias? (A grand jury indicts "Rep." Suzuki)

    06/28/2002 9:57:13 PM PDT · by Spyder · 2 replies · 338+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | 06/28/02 | Debra Barayuga
    State rep cheated on taxes, feds say A grand jury indicts Rep. Suzuki, charging him with hiding foreign accounts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Debra Barayuga dbarayuga@starbulletin.com A federal grand jury has indicted state Rep. Nathan Suzuki for allegedly lying on his federal income tax returns and for allegedly failing to disclose that he had control over overseas accounts linked to the defendant in one of the largest tax evasion cases successfully prosecuted in the United States. The indictment handed down in U.S. District Court yesterday charged Suzuki, 54, with three counts of filing false personal income tax returns for 1996, 1997 and...