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  • The making of Adam Schiff: Why is this man taking on the president?

    11/16/2017 8:00:47 PM PST · by Steven W. · 22 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | Apr 12, 2017 | Ryan Torok
    For all of his success as a prosecutor, state legislator and congressman, it might have been his experience with a Black kid from Inglewood that has shaped Schiff most. In his mid-20s, fresh out of law school, he volunteered to become a “big brother” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. He was paired with David McMillan, a child of a single mother who needed a male role model for her son. The two hit it off immediately, bonding over “The Big Lebowski,” Billy Joel and the beach. Three decades later, they are still part of each other’s...
  • America Prayer Vigil 6/16/17 [Prayer]

    06/16/2017 4:42:28 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 38 replies
    FR Prayer team ^ | 06/16/17 | FR Prayer Intercessors
    Join us in prayer for the soul of our country. Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Press coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent ‘hostile,’ says new study

    03/02/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2017 | Jennifer Harper
    There was no press honeymoon for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office. The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, found that the “Big Three” networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for...
  • How May I Introduce an Idea to a Tea Party Representatives?

    07/14/2014 4:16:36 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 26 replies
    7/14/2014 | MosesKnows
    How May I Introduce An Idea to the Tea Party Representatives? Free Republic is an amazing national resource that I think should be able to help direct me. How do I seek the opinion of a Tea Party Republican member of Congress? I have an idea for a legislative proposal that I believe would benefit the Tea Party Movement, the Republican Party, and the nation. I emailed Ted Cruz some time back and received a nice form letter suggesting a later response that never arrived. I have given my idea considerable thought and I of course realize that it may...
  • Army General Scolded For Email Joking About Masturbating To 'Smoking Hot' Congresswoman

    02/04/2014 8:01:59 PM PST · by Red6 · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 27 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Army Brigadier General Martin P. Schweitzer received a "memoranda of concern" following a lurid set of emails between him and another general, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Schweitzer was briefing Brigadier Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair on a recent meeting he had with tea party Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) in 2011. From WaPo: “First — she is smoking hot,” Schweit­zer wrote. “Second — briefing went well . . . she was engaging . . . had done her homework. She wants us to know she stands with us and will work/push to get the Fort Bragg family resourced.”
  • Just called my House Rep to support the non-funding of obamacare

    10/02/2013 12:19:52 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 11 replies
    Self | 10-02-13 | Self
    I just took the time to call Blaine Luetkemeyer, my House Rep, to thank him (and his cohorts) for having a spine, and to continue to offer funding options devoid of obamacare. They can stop it by not funding it. Make the perpetual cry baby in the white house not get his way.
  • Rep. Spencer Bachus won't seek re-election in 2014

    09/30/2013 6:24:15 AM PDT · by 6ppc · 35 replies ^ | 9/30/2013 | George Talbot
    U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, said this morning that he will not seek re-election in 2014. Bachus, 65, said in a statement released by email that he will retire from congress at the conclusion of his current term in December 2014. Bachus, who has represented the state's 6th congressional district since 1993, is the senior member of Alabama's congressional delegation.
  • The Corruption of Eric Cantor

    09/23/2013 3:00:41 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 14 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 23, 2013 | Frank Salvato
    September 4, 2013, Richmond, Virginia TEA Party was holding its rally outside the locked doors of Mr. Cantor’s Richmond offices, Mr. Cantor’s staff, represented at the highest levels, was meeting – privately and very quietly – with far-left groups representing pro-Amnesty, pro-Obamacare and pro-entitlement groups. These groups included: Central American Solidarity Association (CASA): A special interest group in favor of Progressive and Liberal policies promoting the expansion of rights for undocumented (read: illegal) aliens currently residing in the United States. The Virginia Chapter of the AFL-CIO: A promoter and supporter of all causes Progressive and Liberal; integral for the passage...
  • Mississippi Lawmaker Found Dead With A Gunshot Wound To The Head: REPORT

    03/24/2013 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-24-2013 | Erin Fuchs
    Mississippi state lawmaker Jessica Upshaw was found dead in a residence on Sunday with a bullet wound to her head, the Clarion Ledger reports. Upshaw, a 53-year-old Republican, was found in the home of former Mississippi State Rep. Clint Rotenberry, Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis told the Clarion Ledger.
  • Dem Rep. Hank Johnson: Amend Constitution to Restrict Freedom of Speech

    11/29/2012 10:44:38 AM PST · by abishai · 77 replies ^ | Nov 29 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says, “corporations control the patterns of thinking” in the United States and that the Bill of Rights to the Constitution should be amended so that the government is given the power to restrict freedom of speech. "We need a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations," said Johnson. “These corporations, along with the people they support, other millionaires who they’re putting into office, are stealing your government. They’re stealing the government and the U.S. Supreme Court was a big enabler with the Citizens United case,” Johnson...
  • Representative Steve Vaillancourt disgraces the New Hampshire House of Representatives

    05/16/2012 7:22:37 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 16, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Remember when New Hampshire Republican Steve Vaillancourt from Manchester defended the inappropriate comments made by Representative D.J. Bettencourt on Facebook last year in which he referred to Bishop John McCormack as a "pedophile pimp." Vaillancourt wrote, "This pedophile enabler has blood (and perhaps other bodily fluids) both figuratively and perhaps literally on his hands...The Bishop has disgraced the Catholic Church." See here. The highly emotional and erratic Republican lawmaker had to be physically removed from the state House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon after making a Nazi salute during a contentious debate about limiting what is considered valid voter identification....
  • GOP candidates make debut (Iowa 2nd District Congress)

    09/11/2011 7:41:00 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 2 replies
    The Hawkeye ^ | 9.11.11 | Christinia Crippes
    Timing is everything, and three Republican congressional candidates for Iowa's 2nd District agree it's past time for the current occupant of the seat to go. Republicans in southeast Iowa are hoping to build on the party's historic gains in 2010 and turn the southeast quadrant of Iowa red in 2012. Announced Republican congressional candidates Richard Gates of Keokuk; John Archer of Bettendorf; and Dan Dolan of Blue Grass, made their debut in Des Moines County Saturday night, speaking at the annual Des Moines County Republican steak fry fundraiser. "We've got to stop this type of politics where our elected officials...
  • Concord Rep's Email Causes National Firestorm

    07/24/2011 12:59:08 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Condord Patch ^ | July 22, 2011 | Tony Schinella
    A Concord state representative's email to Republican colleagues at the State House about her Army training is causing national controversy this morning. In the email July 21, State Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker, R-Concord, the city's only GOP rep., described some of the training she was getting at Fort Dix, before she ships off to Afghanistan later this year. Blankenbeker, who is a Naval Reservist nurse, said she was learning how to drive a hum vee for convoys, both day and night, as well as weapons training. Blankenbeker wrote: "Today I got to be the gunner which was fun. The .50cal is...
  • Hamas Detains Fatah Spokesman In Gaza

    06/16/2011 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    Fatah officials in Ramallah complained Wednesday their spokesman in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip was detained by Hamas security forces, the Palestinian Authority-run Maan News Agency reports. Fatah lambasted Hamas and said the detention of Fayez Abu A’itah violated the reconciliation agreement signed by the two factions in Cairo. "Fayez Abus A’itah's detention harms the basic rights of the Palestinians," a Fatah statement said. According to Fatah officials, Hamas security forces have "insisted on preventing the movement of A'itah, making it impossible for him to do his job." "In detaining A'itah," Fatah said, pointing fingers in its statement, "Hamas is harming...
  • Nancy Pelosi: A Ruler of Fools

    12/18/2010 3:40:07 AM PST · by Scanian · 37 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 18, 2010 | Anthony W. Hager
    Nancy Pelosi doesn't have much longer as Speaker of the House. But if there's one constant in our ever-changing world, it's that Pelosi will remain unconscionable until the gavel is wrested from her hand. During a recent speech on the House floor, she expressed opinions about unemployment insurance and tax policy that seem irrational even for her. Pelosi supports extending unemployment insurance beyond the current 99-week limit. To substantiate her position, she touted unemployment benefits as a burgeoning economic catalyst. All we need do is and tap into their power. Pelosi informed Congress that "[u]nemployment insurance ... returns two dollars...
  • Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them

    11/17/2010 1:11:27 PM PST · by kingattax · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/10 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Migration from high-tax states to states with lower taxes and less government spending will dramatically alter the composition of future Congresses, according to a study by Americans for Tax Reform Eight states are projected to gain at least one congressional seat under reapportionment following the 2010 Census: Texas (four seats), Florida (two seats), Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington (one seat each). Their average top state personal income tax rate: 2.8 percent. By contrast, New York and Ohio are likely to lose two seats each, while Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will be...
  • ARTICLE IV; Section 4: Republican Government

    10/22/2010 10:02:54 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 3 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/22/2010 | pgyanke
    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence. -- Article IV, Section 4, U.S. Constitution Something I have been mulling for a few days but finally put to words. So many are pinning their hopes on repealing Obamacare or at least defunding it... What about nullifying it? Have we all forgotten how it was passed? "Deem it passed" and "We have to pass it to...
  • Calif. Rep. `Did not intend to offend anyone'

    09/24/2010 7:14:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 24, 2010
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says she didn't intend to offend anyone when she told a reporter that "the Vietnamese" and Republicans were trying to take her seat representing California's Orange County. Sanchez said Friday she "used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive" in a Spanish-language interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision's Sunday morning show, "Al Punto."
  • Paradigm

    09/15/2010 4:43:13 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies ^ | 9-15-2010 | T F Stern
    Several years ago I heard the word paradigm for the first time and hadn’t a clue what it meant; glad I took the time to learn this one. A friend explained how he’d observed a woman and her out of control children on a train while on his way to work. The woman seemed oblivious to the fact that her children were misbehaving and, by appearance, were unkempt to say the least. My friend came to the opinion that the woman needed to do more than simply sit staring off into space, her children making everyone on the train miserable....
  • News withdraws endorsement of Tracey Mann for 'birther' views

    07/22/2010 11:38:15 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 46 replies · 3+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | July 22, 2010 | Staff
    The Hutchinson News' editorial board struggled some to endorse a candidate in the crowded Republican primary for Kansas' 1st District U.S. House seat, in which all six candidates sound mostly the same. But in an endorsement published in Sunday's editions, we settled on Salinan Tracey Mann as the best pick, saying he "at least shows the ability to be reasonable and straightforward with voters." We were wrong. And we withdraw that endorsement. Quite simply, the reason is that it turns out Mann is what is known as a birther. He questions the citizenship of President Barack Obama despite evidence that...