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  • Feisty Issa Spars with Committee Members over Procedures in First Oversight Hearing

    01/26/2011 10:17:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/26/11 | Arlette Saenz
    After last night’s show of civility across party lines at the State of the Union, Rep. Darrell Issa’s first Oversight Committee hearing on bailouts and the foreclosure crisis started with a bout over procedure. At the start of the hearing, chairman Rep. Darrell Issa announced the committee members would waive their opening statements and instead would have seven days to place them into the record. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the committee’s ranking Democrat, immediately fought back questioning this deviation in traditional procedure, but Issa held his ground.
  • GOP spars over Mich. congressional seat

    08/06/2006 9:32:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 324+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/06 | Ken Thomas - ap
    JACKSON, Mich. - Republican Rep. Joe Schwarz is backed by President Bush, Arizona Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) and the National Rifle Association. In most years that would be more than enough to recapture the nomination in this rural Michigan district where the Republican Party blossomed. But this year may be different. Schwarz, a 68-year-old moderate Republican, was a fixture in local and state politics for 25 years before winning a seat in Congress in 2004. But in a primary that has topped $1 million in spending by outside groups and generated bad blood between the two candidates,...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles SPARS - March 28th, 2004

    03/27/2004 10:51:48 PM PST · by snippy_about_it · 27 replies · 2,313+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Coast Guard Honors Centenarian, Its First Woman Commissioned Officer

    03/26/2004 5:39:21 PM PST · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 283+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 26, 2004 | By Rudi Williams
    World War II veteran Dorothy Constance Stratton wasn't able to attend a March 24 birthday celebration the Coast Guard hosted in her honor at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial here. But Stratton had the perfect excuse. It was her 105th birthday, and the centenarian wasn't able to make the more than 650-mile trip from West Lafayette, Ind. Instead, Stratton sent a videotape full of memories of her years as the first director of the World War II Coast Guard Women's Reserve that was nicknamed, SPARs, an acronym representing the Coast Guard motto, "Semper Paratus – Always Ready."...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Woman in the Military - Feb. 15th, 2003

    02/15/2003 12:00:57 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 118 replies · 5,568+ views
    http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/ ^ | Captain Barbara A. Wilson, USAF (Ret)
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...