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  • Florida Republican: 'I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush'

    08/11/2016 9:31:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that she will write in Jeb Bush’s name when voting for president in November, according to ABC News. "I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush," she told the Miami Herald editorial board. "A candidate should espouse optimism." Ros-Lehtinen had endorsed the former Florida governor’s primary campaign before he dropped out of the race in February.
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • U.S. brokered deal to help wife of Cuban spy become pregnant through artificial insemination

    12/23/2014 9:55:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 23, 2014 | Kathleen Reuschle
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) was traveling back and forth to Cuba in secret negotiations to try and secure a release for American prisoner Alan Gross when a woman approached him with an impassioned plea: she wanted a child and she needed his help. The woman, the wife of one of the Cuban spies imprisoned in the U.S. on espionage charges, was in her early 40s and said she was almost out of time. According to Tim Rieser, Leahy’s foreign policy aide, she was “clearly desperate.” That began an unusual effort on the part the senator, who is chairman of the...
  • GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Paul Ryan Works 'Every Day' toward Amnesty Bill

    08/11/2014 10:44:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 8/11/14 | Tony Lee
    One of the 11 House Republicans La Raza praised for not voting to end President Barack Obama's temporary amnesty program for illegal immigrants revealed that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been working "every day" behind the scenes on an amnesty bill. In a Friday appearance on MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) predicted that Congress is "going to be passing an immigration bill" in the future, "thanks to your brother, Mario Diaz-Balart." "Mario and Paul Ryan and good leaders are working every day toward that, and we hope that it will happen," she said. Ros-Lehtinen and other members of...
  • GOP lawmaker demands Obama release text of (secret) Iran nuclear deal

    02/14/2014 4:33:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) this week called on President Obama to release the text of the Iran nuclear agreement. That agreement, which took effect in January, requires Iran to reduce its uranium enrichment activities in return for a loosening of international sanctions. But Ros-Lehtinen, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, said Congress has no way to judge its implementation, unless it has a copy of the agreement. "In order for Congress to properly perform its oversight functions and for the American people and our allies to have a full and open debate...
  • ‘Greatest tweet by an elected official ever’? ‘Say hello’ to Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [pic]

    02/06/2014 4:10:28 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/6/14
  • GOP Congresswoman: ‘Immigration Is Really a Woman Issue’ (Ros-Lehtinen)

    12/05/2013 7:16:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2013 - 1:11 PM | Melanie Hunter
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), speaking at a forum on women leadership on Wednesday, said immigration is a woman issue, because the male has either been deported or the father “is not present.” “I think that folks who have dealt with refugees and immigrant families see how much it impacts women, because so often many times, the male is not there. Either he’s been deported or the dad is not present. And immigration is really a woman issue. It’s a family-centered issue,” Ros-Lehtinen said at the forum sponsored by Politico. …
  • Rep. Ros-Lehtinen: Most Terrorist Attacks on US Link Back to Iran

    10/23/2013 11:58:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 06:26 PM | Cathy Burke and Kathleen Walter
    Terrorist groups that attempt to undermine the U.S. and its national security will always have some connection to Iran, Florida Republican Rep. Ros-Lehtinen charged Wednesday. Ros-Lehtinen, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview that it was especially “disheartening” the U.S. has yet to hold Iran accountable as the nation marks the 30th anniversary of an Iranian suicide bombing that killed 241 servicemen at a Marine Corps barracks in Beirut. “We need to follow the money in every one of these terrorist attacks and you will see that the money always links back...
  • New HHS/Sebelius Donor Scandal Brewing

    05/20/2013 7:42:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/13 | Javier Manjarres
    A group members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent Secretary of the Department of Human and Health Services, Kathleen Sebelius, a letter questioning her reported actions of soliciting donations from non-profit organizations that are “directly implementing” Obamacare. Florida’s Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Jeff Miller, Bill Posey and Trey Radel are among the 26 members of Congress who penned their signatures on the letter to Sebelius. The letter asks Secretary Sebelius if she indeed made the calls,how many did she make? In addition, Sebelius was asked if Department resources were used, and how much money was raised?
  • Bogus Benghazi Punishments Slammed by Ros-Lehtinen

    12/27/2012 10:49:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/27/12 | IleanaRosLehtinen, Fox
    Congresswomen Lehtinen attacks the administration and State Dept.
  • N. Korea: Ros-Lehtinen calls out Chinese government in Seoul

    05/24/2012 6:14:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 05/24/12 | Josh Rogin
    Ros-Lehtinen calls out Chinese government in Seoul Posted By Josh Rogin Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:15 PM House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) participated in a candlelight vigil outside the Chinese Embassy in Seoul Thursday and chastised the Chinese government for forcibly repatriating North Korean refugees who flee to China. "I too was a refugee," she said, standing beside Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) and South Korea Assemblywoman Park Sun Young. "Having fled communist totalitarianism in Cuba, I have walked their lonely road and have experienced both the fears and the hopes that combine to motivate their arduous...
  • Castro should go: Clinton after Rep. Cuban-American pressed on 'double standard' Libya Vs Cuba]

    10/30/2011 5:13:26 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct. 27, 2011
    Castro should go: Clinton WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday the United States remained firm that the Castro regime should end in Cuba, despite overtures seeking reform on the communist island. Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Cuban American...
  • Obama on Wrong Side of Honduras Dispute, GOP Lawmaker Warns (what else is new)

    05/24/2011 3:46:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/24/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    An agreement signed in Colombia this week allowing the ousted former Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, to return home and resume political activity without fear of prosecution marks “a great day” for the Honduran people, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But in the view of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the accord sets the stage for Zelaya and his leftist ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, to further damage democracy in the small Central American country. “Hugo Chavez’s handprints are all over this deal,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. “He can’t wait to have Zelaya...
  • Inside the White House-Congress Meeting on Libya (Obama Spox: U.S. involvement "days not weeks")

    03/18/2011 6:46:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    The Cable, Foreign Policy ^ | Friday, March 18, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    SNIP The other lawmakers in attendance (beside Sen. Richard Lugar R-IN) were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-TX), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Buck McKeon (R-NY), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA). Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough held a conference call with...
  • J Street Launches Campaign Against Ros-Lehtinen

    01/19/2011 3:46:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    commentary mag ^ | 1/19/11 | Alana Goodman
    J Street is calling on Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to return campaign contributions that she received from Irving Moskowitz, the financier behind the new construction at the Shepherd’s Hotel site. Yes, the George Soros–funded J Street is criticizing someone for taking money from a controversial philanthropist. This is too easy: With the two-state solution hanging by a thread, what a terrible signal it sends for an American political leader to be so cozy with a far-right political funder whose actions undermine the foreign policy of the United States and makes a two-state solution harder to achieve. Ros-Lehtinen, the new Republican chair...
  • North Korea blasts incoming Foreign Affairs chairwoman as 'human scum'

    12/24/2010 10:11:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 2+ views
    North Korea blasts incoming Foreign Affairs chairwoman as 'human scum' By Bridget Johnson - 12/24/10 10:40 AM ET North Korea's official news agency blasted the incoming chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee -- while mistaking her for a chairman. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), a Cuban immigrant, has been a regular target of dictator Fidel Castro and his Latin American allies Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Bolivian President Evo Morales. But the Korean Central News Agency, the mouthpiece of Pyongyang in a country with no free media, said Wednesday that Ros-Lehtinen's calls for North Korea to be relisted as a...
  • Playing Hard to Get? (Congresswoma hangs up on Obambi)

    12/04/2008 2:10:05 AM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 16 replies · 1,123+ views
    WAPOOP ^ | 12-4-08 | AL KAMEN
    Obama tried to reach across the partisan divide twice yesterday with a phone call to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican from Florida, our colleague Anne E. Kornblut reports. And twice, according to her office, she hung up on him. She "thought it was a hoax," an aide to the congresswoman said.
  • Comedy gold: Thinking it’s a prank, GOP rep hangs up on Obama — twice

    12/03/2008 7:03:10 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 35 replies · 2,424+ views ^ | 12/03/08 | AllahPundit
    Then Rahm called her. And she hung up on him, too. I hereby offer one of my kidneys in exchange for the audio. Mint condition! Aside from a little Jack Daniel’s damage. In a series of hang-up and follow-up calls that appears to have taken up much of the afternoon, Ros-Lehtinen first received a call on her cell phone, from a Chicago phone number, and was informed by the caller that Obama wished to speak with her. When a man sounding like Obama got on the line, Ros-Lehtinen cut him off, saying, “I’m sorry, but I think this is a...
  • Assault Weapons Ban Five R.I.N.O.s

    11/17/2008 10:42:29 PM PST · by huac · 97 replies · 4,178+ views
    Define R.I.N.O.: A Republican In Name Only. Examples of the type of Republican covered under this definition are: Rep. Mark Kirk [R-IL] Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL] Rep. Michael Ferguson [R-NJ] Rep. Christopher Shays [R-CT] Rep. Michael Castle [R-DE] These five supposed Republican are nothing more than jackasses in elephant's clothing. Rep. Mark Kirk has introduced a bill, H.R. 6257: Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2008, which would "reinstate the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act."
  • (CongressLesbian) Baldwin (D, WI) Launches Gay-Rights Caucus (50 House Members Support It!)

    06/05/2008 6:55:35 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies · 174+ views
    JSOnline ^ | June 4, 2008 | Diana Moreno
    Washington - Madison Democrat Tammy Baldwin joined the only other openly gay member of Congress, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), on Wednesday to unveil a new House caucus focusing on gay rights. The group, called the LGBT Equality Caucus, has received the support of 50 other members of the House, most of them from California, New York and the Northeast. None of Wisconsin's seven other House members has joined the caucus. Baldwin said she hopes to use the caucus, formed to advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, to inform other lawmakers about issues important to those communities. "Corporate America...
  • What Happened in Syria?

    10/23/2007 5:14:25 PM PDT · by dervish · 93 replies · 568+ views
    Over the last few weeks, State Department officials have reported major diplomatic breakthroughs that will roll back North Korea's nuclear weapons program, allow Pyongyang to be removed from the U.S. state sponsors of terror list, and normalize relations between our two countries. North Korea reportedly has agreed to disable its nuclear facilities and has, as it has done many times before, promised to give a full accounting of its nuclear program. The latest deadline is Dec. 31, 2007. Congress has been asked to support this agreement, which State Department officials claim will benefit our nation and promote regional stability. Then,...
  • Hoekstra, Ros-Lehtinen: Reveal Syria Attack Info

    10/23/2007 2:29:22 AM PDT · by yoe · 63 replies · 190+ views
    News Max ^ | October 22, 2007 | News Max Staff
    Two influential Republican members of the U.S. House have castigated the Bush administration for failing to brief Congress on Israeli bombing of a suspected nuclear facility in Syria last month. In an op-ed piece in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, senior GOP member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the senior Republican member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote: “[The Bush administration] has thrown an unprecedented veil of secrecy around the Israeli air strike. It has briefed only a handful of very senior members of Congress, leaving the...
  • Ros-Lehtinen admits kill-Castro remark

    12/22/2006 7:42:36 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 9 replies · 454+ views
    El Nuevo Herald ^ | December 22, 2006 | RUI FERREIRA
    U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen admitted on Friday, through a spokesman, that she did call for the death of ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro during an interview with a British documentary-maker whom she had earlier accused of altering the video. ''Yes, it's in the documentary, she said that,'' said Alex Cruz, the congresswoman's spokesman. Ros-Lethinen did not want to respond further, Cruz said, because ``she's focused her energies on issues that are more important for the community. ''Neither she nor I have seen the raw footage, without editing, but if that's in the documentary, she said it,'' Cruz said. Since last...
  • GOP Rep. Denies Castro Killing Comment [filmmakers spliced clips together to make the sound bite]

    12/10/2006 1:01:16 PM PST · by jdm · 11 replies · 845+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | Dec 10, 2006
    MIAMI Dec 10, 2006 (AP)— A congresswoman says a video clip showing her calling for Fidel Castro's assassination footage is fake, though she adds that she wouldn't mourn the Cuban leader's death. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., appears in the 28-second clip being circulated on the Internet by the makers of a new British documentary, "638 Ways to Kill Castro." In it, she says: "I welcome the opportunity of having anyone assassinate Fidel Castro and any leader who is oppressing the people." However, the Havana-born lawmaker, recently tapped to become the top Republican on the House International Relations Committee, says the...
  • White House ready to help Cuba - Prepared to support a democratic transition on the island

    08/01/2006 1:31:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,426+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/1/06 | George Gedda - ap
    WASHINGTON - With Cuban President Fidel Castro ailing, the Bush administration said the United States is prepared to support a democratic transition on the island. Castro, who underwent surgery for an intestinal problem, surrendered power temporarily to his brother, Raul, No. 2 in the chain of command. White House press secretary Tony Snow said there are no plans to reach out to Raul Castro. "Raul Castro's attempt to impose himself on the Cuban people is much the same as what his brother did," Snow said. "The one thing that this president has talked about from the very beginning is his...
  • 'Law & Order' actor: I know more about war than troops

    03/19/2006 1:57:21 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 109 replies · 2,780+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 19, 2006
    According to actor and comedian Richard Belzer, American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are too uneducated to be expressing support for the U.S. military mission since they're just "19 and 20-year-old kids who couldn't get a job" and "they don't read twenty newspapers a day." Belzer, who's best known as Detective John Munch on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit," is a frequent guest on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." On one previous appearance, he threatened to walk off the set when told columnist Ann Coulter was also appearing, calling her a...
  • Freep the GOP Reps who voted "aye" on special rights for gays

    09/15/2005 6:48:47 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 91 replies · 4,066+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 9/15/2005 | Antoninus
    Below is the roll call vote.The link you provided is the final vote on the whole bill. It appears to have received bipartisan support. Just before that vote, another vote was held on the amendment by Rep. John Conyers which inserted the "Hate Crimes" provision. Amendment #25 - Roll #469   AYES NOES PRES NV REPUBLICAN 30 194   6 DEMOCRATIC 192 5   5 INDEPENDENT 1       TOTALS 223 199   11 REPUBLICANS VOTING AYE DEMOCRATS VOTING NO Bass Biggert Boehlert Bono Castle Dent Diaz-Balart, L. Diaz-Balart, M. Fitzpatrick (PA) Foley Gerlach Johnson (CT) Kelly Kirk Kolbe...
  • U.S. Congress wants Iran embassy hostage-takers put on trial

    07/20/2005 11:52:12 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 328+ views ^ | July 20, 2005
    London, Jul. 20 – Several members of the United States Congress are expected to introduce a bill on Wednesday calling on the U.S. judicial authorities to begin legal proceedings against Iranians who were involved in the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in November 1979 and the subsequent captivity of 52 American hostages for 444 days, the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat reported today. The bill’s principal sponsor, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican who chairs the Sub-committee on the Middle East and Central Asia, said she and her colleagues in Congress want U.S. courts to try those suspected of taking...
  • Amid military's recruiting woes, efforts intensify to end ban on openly gay soldiers

    06/16/2005 5:55:11 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 91 replies · 1,172+ views - AP ^ | June 14, 2005 | DAVID CRARY
    AP) - NEW YORK-Critics of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy are gaining new allies, including a few conservative congressmen and a West Point professor, as they press on multiple fronts to overturn the ban on out-of-the-closet gays and lesbians in the armed forces. As part of their strategy, opponents of the policy are now highlighting the ongoing struggles of Army and Marine recruiters. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network say in a new report that many highly trained specialists - including combat engineers and linguists - are being discharged involuntarily while the Pentagon "is facing extreme challenges in recruiting...
  • Transgenders Included in New Hate Crimes Bill

    05/25/2005 7:28:09 AM PDT · by missyme · 73 replies · 962+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | May 24, 2005 | Susan Jones
    A "hate crimes" bill that specifically covers crimes based on "gender identity" and sexual orientation will be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, a homosexual advocacy group said. "Transgender and gay Americans deserve the same clear protections against hate crimes as other Americans," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "We're proud that for the first time legislation will be introduced that explicitly covers the entire gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and the community will have an unambiguous shot at equal protection under hate crimes law." The Human Rights Campaign says it has worked "side-by-side" with...
  • Repeal the Gay Ban - SGT. ROBERT Stout received a Purple Heart most decorated patriotic rooted out

    04/12/2005 10:16:13 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 300 replies · 2,954+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2005 | editorial
    ARMY SGT. ROBERT Stout received a Purple Heart after an exploding grenade in Iraq last May left shrapnel in his face, arm and legs. He would like to remain in the military, and he said in an interview that he would reenlist were it not for the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. But Sgt. Stout is through denying that he is gay, so he recently declared his sexual orientation to the Associated Press. Now he'll be lucky if he's allowed to serve out his tour, which ends in May, without being kicked out of the service. U.S. policy, even the...
  • Republican lawmaker urging end to `don't ask, don't tell' policy

    04/10/2005 1:21:43 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 45 replies · 837+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | 04/10/05 | STEVE ROTHAUS
    Republican lawmaker urging end to `don't ask, don't tell' policy BY STEVE ROTHAUS Knight Ridder Newspapers MIAMI - (KRT) - At odds with her party's leadership, Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida is urging the Pentagon to end ``don't ask, don't tell'' and allow gay men and lesbians to join and remain in the military. ``We've tried the policy. I don't think it works. And we've spent a lot of money enforcing it,'' said Ros-Lehtinen, a member of the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, who became a co-sponsor of the bill on Tuesday. ``We investigate people....
  • List of Republicans voting against Marriage amendment

    09/30/2004 5:25:26 PM PDT · by wdkeller · 23 replies · 1,451+ views
    9/23/04 | Me
    In case you haven't heard, the Marriage amendment got shot down in the house:,2933,134134,00.htmlHere's the Republicans voting Nay: Bass Biggert Bono Castle Cox Dreier Foley Frelinghuysen Gerlach Gibbons Gilchrest Greenwood Hobson Hostettler Houghton Johnson (CT) Kirk Knollenberg Kolbe Leach McInnis Ose Paul Pryce (OH) Sanders Shays Simmons Here's the republicans not voting: Boehlert Cannon Diaz-Balart, L. Diaz-Balart, M. Dunn Hunter Nethercutt Ros-Lehtinen Tauzin Be sure to contact these people & show your appreciation. Here's the list of Dems voting FOR: Berry Bishop (GA) Boucher Boyd Carson (OK) Chandler Cooper Costello Cramer Davis (AL) Davis (TN) Edwards Etheridge Ford Gordon...
  • Ros-Lehtinen Probes Mystery Cuba Funds

    07/25/2004 5:37:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 536+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/23/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Cuba deposited $3.9 billion in a Swiss bank, and U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami wants to know where the money came from. Cuba says the money, deposited between 1996 and 2003 in the United Bank of Switzerland (UBS), came from legitimate sources. According to the state-run newspaper Granma, the Cuban government said the cash was "obtained from sales in the hard-currency stores, tourism-related activities and other commercial services in foreign banks." Ros-Lehtinen, a Cuban-born Florida Republican and chairwoman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia, wants to know the source of those deposits,...
  • Ros-Lehtinen endorses Martinez for U.S. Senate

    01/21/2004 4:27:48 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 15 replies · 159+ views
    Associated Press - Bradenton Herald ^ | Jan. 21, 2004 | Ken Thomas (AP)
    MIAMI - U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen endorsed Mel Martinez for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, calling the former Housing and Urban Development secretary the Republican who could best attract independent-minded voters in the general election. Ros-Lehtinen, a prominent Cuban-American lawmaker from Miami, called Martinez a "good Republican yet able to reach out to Democrats and independents and that's the key to winning this race for Republicans." "We want somebody who will help the president and yet can reach out to Democrats and independents and Mel has that electability," Ros-Lehtinen said in an interview. "He's got the oomph, the energy, the enthusiasm."...
  • Butt out or else, Brits to tell Syria

    04/12/2003 4:43:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 223+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/12/03 | KENNETH R. BAZINET
    WASHINGTON - A high-level British delegation is heading to Damascus to warn Syria that the U.S. is serious about clamping down on suspected help it's giving Saddam Hussein's toppled regime, sources said yesterday. British Foreign Office Minister Mike O'Brien is expected to be in Damascus as early as tomorrow to warn President Bashar Assad that he shouldn't doubt that, if pushed, President Bush could use force to end Syrian help for the fallen Iraqi regime. O'Brien also will visit Iran during the trip - another Iraqi neighbor that has been warned to butt out of the war. Yesterday, U.S. and...