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  • New Emails: Democratic Senator Pressured IRS To Target Groups

    05/14/2014 1:39:50 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/14/2014 | Patrick Howley
    The IRS’ Washington, D.C. headquarters targeted conservative groups in part due to pressure from Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, according to emails obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch and reviewed by The Daily Caller. Levin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ permanent subcommittee on investigations, wrote a March 30, 2012 letter to then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman discussing the “urgency” of the issue of possible political activity by nonprofit applicants. Levin asked if the IRS was sending out additional information requests to applicant groups and citing an IRS rejection letter to a conservative group as an example of...
  • Jeffrey Zients is out of the country (More on IRS Scandal)

    07/23/2013 6:46:41 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    A top former Obama Cabinet member who met with IRS officials at the White House during the targeting scandal is currently out of the country, a White House source told The Daily Caller. Former acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jeffrey Zients has still not returned from an overseas exile that began after his departure from the Obama administration in April, two weeks before the IRS scandal broke. Zients met with then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and Shulman’s political aide Jonathan Davis and spokesman Frank Keith at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex on April...
  • Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before writing new targeting criteria

    07/22/2013 7:41:24 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 95 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, met with Obama on April...
  • Liberal nonprofit that pressed Shulman to target conservatives houses his wife’s group

    07/05/2013 7:50:09 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/04/2013 | Patrick Howley
    “There are legitimate questions to be asked about political groups that are hiding behind a 501(c)4 status,” Nyhart said in a statement provided to ABC. “It’s unfortunate a few bad apples at the IRS will make it harder for those questions to be asked without claims of bias.” Visitors to the 1133 19th St. NW office floor shared by Common Cause and Public Campaign are greeted at the sign-in desk for Common Cause, with Public Campaign’s office located to the visitors’ left-hand side. Nyhart described the close relationship between the groups in his April 23 eulogy for Edgar on the...
  • Top aide to former IRS chief reportedly logged hundreds of White House visits

    06/21/2013 10:57:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/13 | Fox
    Not only did the former IRS commissioner visit the White House dozens of times during his tenure, but his chief of staff was reportedly making those visits even more frequently. The Washington Examiner reported Friday that Jonathan M. Davis, the chief of staff for former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, appears to have visited the White House campus up to 310 times between late 2009 and early 2013. Sources told the Examiner that Davis, who had little background in tax policy, largely served as a political aide. It's unclear what he was doing at the White House all those times. Shulman,...
  • 322 IRS visits to White House Left claims it was to discuss Obamacare

    06/12/2013 9:53:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    wnd ^ | 6/11/13 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – The explosion of intelligence-gathering scandals is giving the left time to get its story straight, at least, on the IRS scandal. The IRS’ targeting of conservative groups has fallen out of public view, at least momentarily, as the NSA and PRISM data-collection scandals have burst onto the scene. But, behind the scenes, the left is catching its breath and regrouping, having come up with what it says is an explanation for at least 157 visits to the White House by former IRS Director Douglas Shulman between 2010 and 2012.
  • Evidence May Point Directly To Barack Obama In IRS Scandal

    06/04/2013 5:31:04 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 76 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 4, 2013 | Dean Garrison
    On Sunday we reported that former IRS Boss Douglas Shulman’s wife, Susan Anderson, is a top ranking executive with a left-wing organization called Public Campaign which could potentially have a lot of interest in who may have been targeted by the IRS. Today the story took another turn toward supporting that hypothesis. It seems that Susan Anderson’s boss, Nick Nyhart, had several visits of his own to the White House. In all he visited seven times with two visits recorded as meetings with President Obama. So let’s do a quick recap. Shulman has 157 White House visits logged. His wife...
  • IRS Scandal: The Soros Connection

    06/04/2013 3:00:54 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 16 replies
    joytiz.com ^ | 6/4/2013 | Joy Tiz
    Whenever something bad happens to America, look for the connection back to Obama's boss, George Soros. This time, it's the IRS using its considerable muscle to bully conservative organizations with the ultimate goal of voter suppression. Jeffrey Lord, writing for The American Spectator points to Jason Furman, Obama's top economic adviser. It's a position that, by the way, did not require senate approval. While Lord's column was focused on 17 year tax cheat, Charlie Rangel who was never harassed by the IRS, it reveals some interesting facts about Furman as well as former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. Just last week...
  • IRS Commissioner Aided Tax Cheat Congressman

    06/04/2013 12:54:55 PM PDT · by joygrace · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.4.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    <p>Shulman rallied for Rangel: Jason Furman, Media Matters, Fox News, Jarrett and a job.</p> <p>And the Liberal Dog Whistle Blows.</p> <p>Congressman Charles Rangel of New York.</p> <p>Ex-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.</p> <p>The new chairman of the president’s Council on Economic Advisors, Jason Furman.</p>
  • Obama secret email: Hidden U.S. government accounts raise public questions

    06/04/2013 11:07:04 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 33 replies
    Examiner.Com ^ | JUNE 4, 2013 | BY: RYAN ARCIERO
    An Obama secret email is just one of many making news headlines this week, as News Max reported this Tuesday, June 4, that several of the appointees of President Barack Obama have been revealed to be using hidden government email accounts that are being kept “hidden” from many. While these Obama secret emails of political officials may sound understandably suspicious, a review of government policy has stated that these accounts (including some used by the Human Services Department and Health Department heads) are simply used to keep their inboxes from spam and emails that are unnecessary or unwanted. Yet what...
  • CUISINE AND CONTRIBUTIONS … AND A LICENSE TO KILL

    06/02/2013 7:11:57 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 2, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflecting on the real-life impact of the IRS "Questionnaire-Gate" scandals… “Congratulations, Restauranteur!” You’ve just signed a lease on a great property. It’s a beautiful restaurant, just the right size, with a modern kitchen, and a terrific location with plenty of parking. You start decorating – painting, ordering window treatments, maybe updating the floor a bit, bringing in a custom bar that you found at an auction, re-upholstering the chairs, no, every other chair, to make it distinctive. You’re making it your own. You’ve had the menu in mind for a while, so you start outfitting the kitchen to meet your...
  • JACKPOT!… Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS Chief (Video)

    06/01/2013 7:08:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-1-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday, Stephanie Cutter, Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, appeared on Jake Tapper’s show The Lead on CNN. During the segment Stephanie Cutter admitted she had attended meetings with then IRS Chief Douglas Shulman at the White House: “A couple of facts here that I think are important for us to stick by, number one, the only reason we know about these visits is because the president makes everything public. Number two, what we’re really looking at some of these visits… What we are looking at the number of times that Mr. Shulman was cleared into...
  • White House defense: Visitor logs too unreliable to reveal whether Shulman visited 157 times

    06/01/2013 8:45:42 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 108 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-31-2013 | Vince Coglianese
    May 31, 2013 White House defense: Visitor logs too unreliable to reveal whether Shulman actually visited 157 times Vince Coglianese The White House on Friday pushed back against news that former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times from 2009 to 2012.Shulman is a central figure in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, having led the agency while those groups were singled out for harassment.When challenged last week by congressional investigators about just 118 of the 157 apparent White House visits, Shulman did not dispute the number, only identifying several reasons why he visited so...
  • Former IRS head explains 157 visits to WH Shulman: "I was having an affair with Michelle Obama"

    06/01/2013 7:45:13 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 55 replies
    National Enquirer ( face it, it's bound to happen soon..")
    Former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman admitted this week to his wife, family, and friends, that the REAL reason for his 157 visits to the White House was that he was involved with Michelle Obama in a torrid affair that had lasted for several years......(more)
  • Former IRS Commissioner Shulman, Bush Appointee, Is a Democratic Donor

    05/31/2013 7:10:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | May 31, 2013 12:24 PM | Eliana Johnson
    Federal Election Commission records show that former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, on whose watch the agency’s targeting of conservative groups began, is a donor to the Democratic party. Shulman made a $500 donation to the Democratic National Committee in October 2004, when George W. Bush was campaigning for reelection against then–Massachusetts senator John Kerry. At the time, Shulman was serving as executive vice president of the National Association of Securities Dealers, a private regulatory agency that monitors Wall Street transactions.  In 2008, Bush appointed Shulman to lead the IRS, serving under then treasury secretary Hank Paulson. According to the Treasury Department inspector general’s...
  • Former IRS commissioner Shulman’s wife works for liberal group fighting open campaign spending

    05/31/2013 7:12:18 PM PDT · by babbabooey · 101 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/31/2013 | daily caller
    Former Internal Revenue Service commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, a frequent White House guest during the period when the IRS was targeting conservative nonprofits, is married to the senior program advisor for Public Campaign, an “organization dedicated to sweeping campaign reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics.”
  • White House: No special prosecutor for IRS scandal, despite public support

    05/30/2013 10:03:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2013 | By Aaron Blake
    <p>The White House will not be pushing for a special prosecutor to handle the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups, even as three-fourths of Americans are calling for one.</p> <p>Asked aboard Air Force One about a Quinnipiac University poll that showed 76 percent of Americans want a special prosecutor to handle the case, White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the administration isn’t looking at that option.</p>
  • 157 Shulman WH Visits: IRS Fish Rots From The Head

    05/30/2013 4:24:23 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The attorney for Tea Party groups has intimidating letters from IRS offices around the country, not just Cincinnati, including one signed by the Tax Exempt Organizations director. This is no rogue operation. If the IRS vendetta against Tea Party and conservative political and religious groups were the act of rogue agents in a single office — a discredited alibi some administration defenders cling to — perhaps they can explain what happened to Catherine Engelbrecht. Shortly after Engelbrecht founded True the Vote, which trains election volunteers to help root out voter fraud, and King Street Patriots, a group with ideals...
  • Former IRS Chief Shulman Reportedly Visited White House At Least 157 Times

    05/30/2013 1:46:27 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-30-2013 | Fox news
    <p>The former head of the IRS visited the White House more times than any Cabinet member, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller, raising questions about the nature of those visits -- particularly around the time the agency was targeting conservative groups.</p>
  • IRS Chief's 118 White House Visits Must Be Explained

    05/30/2013 12:45:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 27 replies
    http://news.investors.com ^ | Posted 05/28/2013 06:44 PM ET
    Scandal: One IRS commissioner visited Obama's White House 118 times in 2010 and 2011. His successor also dropped in often. But under George W. Bush, the tax chief visited once in four years. Time for an audit.
  • Watchdog wants investigation of White House e-mails

    06/30/2010 1:16:56 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2010 | Gautham Nagesh
    A liberal watchdog has called for an investigation into whether White House employees are using personal e-mail accounts to contact lobbyists in violation of federal law. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sent a letter to House Oversight Committee chairman Ed Towns (D-N.Y.) and ranking member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Monday asking them to initiate an investigation into whether White House employees used personal e-mail accounts to contact lobbyists in violation of the Presidential Records Act (PRA). The letter also takes White House staff to task for meeting with lobbyists in nearby coffee shops instead of in the White...
  • IRS’s Shulman had more public White House visits than any Cabinet member

    05/30/2013 5:26:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 39 replies
    daily caller ^ | 5/29 | Vince Coglianese
    Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president’s Cabinet.
  • IRS’s Shulman had more public White House visits than any Cabinet member

    05/30/2013 8:59:53 AM PDT · by ncfool
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Obama officials who’ve visited the White House (As prepared by The Daily Caller) Shulman’s extensive access to the White House first came to light during his testimony last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Shulman gave assorted answers when asked why he had visited the White House 118 times during the period that the IRS was targeting tea party and conservative nonprofits for extra scrutiny and delays on their tax-exempt applications.
  • Former IRS Commissioner visited White House more than twice as often as Eric Holder

    05/30/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/30/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If you put together all of the White House visits by Cabinet members Eric Holder, Kathleen Sebelius, and Hillary Clinton, you might approach the number accumulated by a non-Cabinet official from an agency in the news lately. Douglas Shulman visited the White House far more often during the Obama administration than the closest members of Barack Obama’s own team, with perhaps six times as many visits as Energy Secretary Stephen Chu and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more...
  • IRS Chief's 118 White House Visits Must Be Explained

    05/28/2013 5:46:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | Editorial
    Scandal: One IRS commissioner visited Obama's White House 118 times in 2010 and 2011. His successor also dropped in often. But under George W. Bush, the tax chief visited once in four years. Time for an audit. IRS Schedule O As the Washington Examiner noted last weekend, ex-commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Douglas Shulman went to the White House some 118 times in 2010 and 2011, while Steven Miller, the acting director who took over from Shulman last November, himself made numerous trips there, White House visitor logs show. Business as usual for one of the most powerful arms...
  • 118 times to the White House and can’t remember why?

    05/28/2013 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-28-13 | DrJohn
    Former head of the IRS Douglas Shulman made a multitude of visits to the White House during his tenure Top IRS officials, whose agency was under investigation for targeting conservative groups, visited the Obama White House more than 100 times over two years while the probe was going on, far more often than in previous administrations and frequently enough that Republicans suspect White House officials knew about the targeting. Lawmakers now investigating the Internal Revenue Service practice zeroed in on those nearly weekly White House meetings to determine whether an IRS official — or someone higher up in the administration...
  • Shulman never looked into IRS targeting, though 132 congressmen contacted him [VIDEO]

    05/23/2013 6:33:33 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2013 | The Daily Caller
    Even though 132 members of Congress sent former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman letters about the IRS targeting of conservative groups, Shulman reiterated Wednesday that he did not have the full story until the inspector general’s report came out. “In the two years that this targeting was taking place, did any member of Congress contact you? Write you? About this particular subject? Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan asked during a House Oversight hearing. “Did you get letters from Congress?” “Yes,” Shulman replied. Jordan explained that based on documents from the IRS, 132 different members of Congress contacted Shulman over...
  • Awkward: Former IRS Head Says He ‘Really Can’t Recite the Constitution’ When Pressed by GOP Rep.

    05/22/2013 3:54:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 22, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Things got awkward during the House Oversight Committee’s second IRS hearing on Wednesday when Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), while seemingly making a larger point, couldn’t get former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman to acknowledge certain amendments to the Constitution. After confirming that the IRS requires ethics training, Bentivolio was trying to figure out if the IRS required training on the Constitution. He may have got his answer despite Shulman’s response saying he couldn’t give one. “Did you study the Constitution?” Bentivolio asked. “I went to law school,” Shulman responded. “You went to law school. Did you study the Constitution?” “I believe...
  • Why did IRS’ Shulman visit WH 118 times in two years? ‘Um, Easter Egg Roll?’

    05/22/2013 12:52:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    twitchy ^ | May 22, 2013 | T Staff
    Asked why he visited WH 118 times,Former IRS Commish Doug Shulman,cited the Easter Egg Roll as one reason. —Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 22,2013 Well, give him points for creativity at least. When asked to account for his 118 visits to the White House within a two-year period, former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman dug deep and managed to come up with one explanation: he took his kids to the White House Easter Egg Roll!… “@jpodhoretz: 118 times in 104 weeks Shulman went to White House. why?"Easter egg roll…" he actually said that.” Bold.—Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) May 22,2013 No kidding! Too bad...
  • Former IRS Commissioner Visited White House 118 Times During Tea Party Targeting

    05/22/2013 10:08:21 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 32 replies
    town Hall ^ | May 22, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    According to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan and White House visitor logs, former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House 118 times in 2010 and 2011. This is the same time period when Tea Party groups were inappropriately targeted and intimidated by the IRS. Testifying in front of lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Shulman admitted that many of the meetings with the White House were to discuss how to implement ObamaCare. "The IRS has a major roll in the money flow," Shulman said. Shulman denied ever discussing 501c(4) groups with White House officials and failed to name who he met...
  • Senior tax officials knew of extra Tea Party scrutiny [but lied and said they hadn't known]

    05/14/2013 5:49:04 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2013 | Kim Dixon and Kevin Drawbaugh
    (Reuters) - Higher-level Internal Revenue Service officials took part in discussions as far back as August 2011 about targeting by lower-level tax agents of "Tea Party" and other conservative groups, according to documents reviewed by Reuters on Monday. The documents show the offices of the IRS's chief counsel and deputy commissioner for services and enforcement communicated about the targeting with lower-level officials on August 4, 2011, and March 8, 2012, respectively. The two communications occurred weeks and months before Doug Shulman, then the commissioner of the IRS, told congressional panels in late March 2012 that no groups were being targeted...
  • Douglas Shulman, Bush IRS appointee - made donation to DNC 2004

    05/13/2013 7:10:04 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 16 replies
    Vanity
    Press/media reporting Douglas Shulman, Bush appointee, was IRS commisioner while IRS harassment was going on. Not reported - Shulman's political affiliation may be democratic.
  • More Fraud on Wall Street: UBS Emails Show Who Gets The Shaft

    06/28/2008 11:08:19 PM PDT · by txzman · 2 replies · 117+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2008 | Gretchen Morgenson
    EVERY few years, the conflicts of interest so deeply embedded in the Wall Street business model emerge from the shadows for all to see. Coming to light last week, courtesy of Massachusetts regulators, was UBS’s dual roles in the auction-rate securities market, which have had devastating effects on the people and institutions that invested in them. Because every big brokerage firm that participated in this market faced the same conflicts as both underwriters of the securities and managers of the auctions that set their prices, similar ugliness will likely turn up elsewhere as regulators continue their digging..... The problem UBS...
  • US indicts man for death threats against pro-life leaders

    05/10/2011 1:44:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/10/11 | Kevin J Jones
    Washington D.C., May 10, 2011 / 01:36 pm (CNA).- A United States attorney has indicted a man who described himself as a “pro-choice terrorist” with six counts of making interstate threats against pro-life advocates such as Priests for Life director Father Frank Pavone and Princeton University law professor Robert P. George. New York resident Theodore Shulman, 49, has plead not guilty to six counts of communicating interstate threats. The charges each carry a maximum five-year sentence and were filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York. Shulman allegedly left a threatening voice mail message with the Calif.-based...
  • IRS Launches New Global Program to Target ‘High Wealth Individuals'

    04/06/2010 2:37:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 39 replies · 1,292+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Note Video included at article link. SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new global program to target what it calls “high wealth individuals,” IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said Monday. “Through our new global high wealth operating unit we are taking a unified look at the entire web of business and economic entities controlled by high wealth individuals so we can better assess the risk such arrangements pose to tax compliance,” Shulman said at the National Press Club on Monday. Shulman said the IRS is using “our robust and evolving enforcement program that ensures that everyone pays...
  • Garrett leaves Dems blue [conservative landslide where you LEAST expected it]

    11/06/2008 7:37:50 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 51 replies · 2,670+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 11/6/2008 | Jim Lockwood, Star-Ledger Staff
    Garrett leaves Dems blue He pulls shocker: An easy GOP win Thursday, November 06, 2008By Jim Lockwood, Star-Ledger Staff This time, U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, (R-5th Dist.) surprised even himself. As the reddest of Republicans in one of the bluest of states, Garrett, 49, of Wantage, Sussex County, has made a political career out of defying conventional wisdom and confounding critics and opponents. Known as the most-conservative congressman in New Jersey -- and the Northeast -- Garrett defeated three prior Democrats by double-digit margins, but this year faced his toughest race against Democrat Dennis Shulman, 58, a psychologist and rabbi...
  • Torricelli backs Shulman; slams Garrett ethics, calls him an extremist and tax cheat (Comic Relief)

    10/23/2008 8:53:02 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 10 replies · 341+ views
    politickernj.com (A Kushner/Democrat Party Property) ^ | 10/22/08 | Kushner clan's whore of an editor
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Torricelli has endorsed blind Rabbi Dennis Shulman in his race against three-term U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-Wantage).
  • Rabbi Complicates Garrett’s Re-Election Bid in New Jersey

    04/16/2008 4:55:39 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 20 replies · 121+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 4-16-08 | Rachel Kapochunas
    The campaign of Democratic rabbi and psychologist Dennis Shulman for New Jersey’s 5th District is beginning to gain steam, capturing local and national support as well as attention as he seeks to become the first blind member of Congress in generations. In his bid to unseat three-term Republican Rep. Scott Garrett , Shulman reported more than $300,000 raised through March 31, including donations from Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer ’s political action committee, Washington state Rep. Brian Baird ’s campaign committee, and members of the psychology and religious communities. Shulman also invested $52,000 in personal funds into his campaign. He...
  • Sharpton lawyer demands apology for letter written by Michigan lawmaker

    06/17/2003 9:18:28 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 39 replies · 433+ views
    AP ^ | 6-17-03 | SARAH FREEMAN
    Sharpton lawyer demands apology for letter written by Michigan lawmaker By SARAH FREEMAN The Associated Press 6/17/2003, 9:31 p.m. ET DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for the Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding an apology from a Michigan lawmaker who penned a letter criticizing the Democratic presidential candidate, saying he has made anti-Semitic statements in the past. In a letter mailed Tuesday to Rep. Marc Shulman, R-West Bloomfield, attorney Michael A. Hardy called a letter signed by Shulman and 27 other House Republicans on May 1 "outright defamation of character." The lawmakers signed Shulman's letter asking the Michigan Democratic Party's Black...