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  • Trump panic: GOP establishment floats Romney 3rd-party candidacy

    09/18/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 139 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/18/15 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – The Empire strikes back? First, the Republican Party made Donald Trump sign an oath of loyalty by pledging to support its eventual presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate. Now, the establishment GOP may be planning to do the very thing it made Trump promise not to do: bolt from the Republican party and run a third-party campaign. Mark McKinnon, former President George W. Bush’s chief media strategist, suggested a scenario to NPR the GOP elite might follow if it looks like Trump will win the party’s presidential nomination. “The Republican establishment completely freaks out. They...
  • 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    05/13/2015 11:32:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 29 minutes ago | Scott Higham, Steven Rich and Alice Crites
    Washington • The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference at Baku on the Caspian Sea in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Three former top aides to President Barack Obama appeared as speakers at the conference. Lawmakers and their staff members received hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of travel expenses, silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, according to the ethics report. Airfare for the lawmakers and some of their spouses...
  • Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote (Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.)

    12/11/2014 10:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The cromnibus had an unlikely savior Thursday afternoon in the form of a lame-duck lawmaker who used to raise reindeer. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), who lost his primary earlier this year, was originally among the conservative Republicans who voted against the rule. Without the help of Democrats, Republicans could only lose 17 of their own to pass the rule, which sets up floor debate for the underlying "cromnibus" spending bill. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intervened once there were 18 Republican defectors — and not a single Democrat voting "yes." Many Democrats will vote against the government spending measure because they...
  • Rice fires back on Bergdahl criticism (Hussein's Constitutional responsibilities)

    06/01/2014 3:25:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/01/14 | Kevin Cirilli
    U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice pushed back on Sunday against GOP claims that the administration negotiated with terrorists by transferring five Taliban prisoners in Guantanamo Bay to Qatar in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Saturday. "I wouldn't put it that way," Rice said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if the exchange means that U.S. officials can no longer say they don't negotiate with terrorists. "Why didn't you notify Congress?" Crowley asked, referencing the law that requires the president to alert Congress in 30 days before transferring any prisoners from Guantanamo Bay....
  • White House responds to Stockman: No ransom for Bergdahl

    06/06/2014 8:50:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas On The Potomac blog ^ | June 5, 2014 | Brianna Gurciullo
    The White House countered Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Clear Lake, in a statement Friday after the congressman had questioned whether President Barack Obama paid ransom for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release. “The United States did not provide money in return for Sgt. Bergdahl,” National Security Staff spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said. Stockman, who has previously threatened to file articles of impeachment against Obama, sent a letter to the White House on Thursday asking if the administration offered money to the Haqqani network, the terrorist organization that held Bergdahl captive. The congressman claimed the Islamist insurgent group would use such ransom money to fund...
  • Stockman to Obama: Did you pay terrorists?

    06/05/2014 12:06:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Bay Area Citizen ^ | June 5, 2014 | Rep. Steve Stockman
    WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) transmitted a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday asking if the Obama administration authorized any payment to the Haqqani Network terrorist group in exchange for U.S. Army Spc. Bowe Bergdahl. The Haqqani Network, which held Bergdahl for five years, funds its terrorist activities in part by ransoming prisoners. The ransom for a uniformed American service member would greatly benefit the group’s terrorist activities. “The Haqqani Network generally does not release Westerners unless they receive a large payment. It would be hard to believe they would release Bergdahl in an exchange that does not...
  • Congressman at Border: 'Obama Begging to Be Impeached'

    07/26/2014 12:25:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 125 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Jerome Corsi
    McALLEN, Texas – Observing what he could only describe as “chaos on the border” during a midnight tour of the Rio Grande on Friday, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, concluded, “President Obama is begging to be impeached.” “For all I know, Obama is preparing to process five million illegal immigrant kids and teenagers into the United States,” Stockman said upon observing border operations near McAllen, Texas. “He wants us to impeach him now,” Stockman theorized, “before the midterm election because his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama...
  • GOP:‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’

    07/10/2014 9:20:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Blaze ^ | July 10. 2014 | Howerton
    Original title:GOP Congressman: ‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’ Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced on Thursday that he has filed a resolution directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “arrest Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress” over the IRS targeting scandal. Stockman said in a statement that asking the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute Lerner for “admittedly illegal activity” is a “joke.” Instead, the Republican said it is up to the U.S. House to “uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas...
  • Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner

    07/10/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Rep Steve Stockman ^ | 7/10/2014 | Steve Stockman
    Democrats endorse arrest powers: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day” Pelosi said just days ago > CNN, New York Times also endorse the House’s power to arrest   WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit Lois Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress. “Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke.  The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration.  How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked?  It is...
  • Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas: Common Core – A Big Government Assault on K-12 Education

    07/02/2014 6:32:50 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    Fight The Core ^ | July 1, 2014 | Rep. Steve Stockman
    Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas There’s something rotten in America, and it’s called Common Core. This new approach to educating children in our country is a top-down, rotten-to-the-core set of educational standards that is being imposed on states through federal bribery. How has this been achieved? States were promised funds from the Obama administration’s Race to the Top Program, part of the $800 billion stimulus package, if they agreed to adopt Common Core educational standards. In addition, they would receive a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, all before these educational standards were released. Enticed by the idea...
  • Proposed House bill by Rep. Steve Stockman puts taxpayers on equal footing as IRS

    06/20/2014 4:54:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This nation was founded on the rule of law, and the equality of treatment under such. With that in mind, Rep. Steve Stockman will offer taxpayers access to the same set of excuses used by the IRS when dealing with inquiries into the tax records — and those of other politicians in scandals of their own. The new bill, titled “The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act,” would allow taxpayers to use any of the following ten reasons as a positive defense during an audit: 1. The dog ate my tax receipts 2. Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction 3....
  • Stockman Bill Allows Taxpayers to Use Same Lame Excuses as IRS

    06/20/2014 4:27:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    House of Representatives ^ | Friday, June 20, 2014 | Rep. Steve Stockman
    WASHINGTON -- Taxpayers who do not produce documents for the Internal Revenue Service will be able to offer a variety of dubious excuses under legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) a week after the IRS offered an incredibly dubious excuse for its failure to turn documents over to House investigators. “The United States was founded on the belief government is subservient and accountable to the people. Taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to follow laws the Obama administration refuses to follow themselves,” said Stockman. “Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses.”...
  • Congressman Asks NSA To Restore Two Years Of "Lost" Lois Lerner IRS Emails

    06/14/2014 10:21:19 AM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/14/2014 | Tyler Durden
    ...[M]oments ago, representative Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced he would request that the National Security Agency help in the hunt for missing emails to and from the IRS’s Lois Lerner, and recover two years worth of "lost" emails. [....] And now the NSA is caught between a rock and a hard place: because if it refuses an official congressional demand, it shows once again that the spy agency is entirely separated from any concept of checks and balances and accountability; if it complies, it confirms that all the NSA is, considering it can't even tap into a bunch of Al Qaeda...
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives (Updated)

    04/30/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | April 30, 2014 | Matt Fuller and Steven T. Dennis
    Updated 6:37 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda....
  • Just In: Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

    04/17/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 153 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04-17-2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage. Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family...
  • Texas Lawmaker on Amnesty: ‘Republicans Will Never Win a Presidential Election Again’

    04/11/2014 5:55:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2014 - 2:14 PM | Penny Starr
    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Thursday that giving the estimated 12 million illegal aliens in the United States a path to citizenship will result in an increase in Democrat voters and will spell doom for the Republican Party’s presidential aspirations. “[Illegal aliens are] not going to come out of Mexico and become Libertarians,” Stockman told CNSNews.com at an immigration radio town hall event on Thursday in Washington, D.C. “It’s not going to happen.” Stockman said his state is a bellwether for the future of the GOP if amnesty becomes the law of the land. “Being from Texas, I can assure...
  • The Talk Radio Party?

    04/10/2014 6:49:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    So what does the Tea Party want this fall? A repeat of 2010, or a repeat of 2012? The Tea Party succeeded spectacularly in 2010. Its principled enthusiasm put Republicans back in charge of the House of Representatives and, if the Tea Party hadn't been so stupid in several races, it should have given the GOP control of the Senate. In 2010 Tea Party favorites Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Mike Lee won primaries and went on to win senate seats in Florida, Kentucky and Utah. But the Tea Party also won several other Republican primaries with candidates that turned...
  • GOP Rep. Stockman Urges House to Repeal Gun Ban on Military Bases

    04/03/2014 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Sara Jean Seman
    The grievous shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday claimed three innocent lives and left 16 wounded—the deaths occurred in a gun-free zone due to former president Clinton’s 1993 policy to disarm soldiers on military bases. The attack at Fort Hood lasted 15 minutes before military police arrived and exchanged fire with the shooter who then shot himself, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Only the most out-of-touch radical would try to disarm soldiers,” Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) noted in a press release. He urged House members Thursday to repeal the ban and support his “Safe Military Bases Act.” This is the...
  • Steve Stockman: ‘We’re the David Against Goliath’ in Cornyn Senate Fight

    02/19/2014 11:47:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    News 92 FM Houston ^ | 2/19/14 | Bonnie Petrie and Mike Barajas
    With the primary election just two weeks away, one of the most closely watched contests is the Republican race for the U.S. Senate seat held by John Cornyn. Clear Lake Republican Congressman Steve Stockman is challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate from Texas. Stockman, who acknowledges an uphill battle, says “We are the David against Goliath” in this race. “Well, its rough. I mean every race I have ever done has always been an uphill battle. And almost everybody says I can’t win,” Stockman said. ” But clearly one person thinks I can win,...
  • Crazy Steve Stockman Could Force Senator Cornyn Into Runoff in TX GOP Primary

    02/19/2014 10:29:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Politicus, Real Liberal Politics ^ | February 18, 2014 | Keith Brekhus
    Though the media consistently mocks Congressman Steve Stockman’s bizarre behavior and his ridiculously inept campaign for US Senator, a new Human Events-Gravis Marketing poll suggests that Stockman may pose a legitimate threat to John Cornyn in the Republican primary. The poll conducted February 10 to February 12th, shows Cornyn leading 43-28 percent. While this may appear to be a comfortable margin, it puts Cornyn well below the 50 percent threshold he would require to avoid a two person runoff in May. In addition, Cornyn has reason to worry because a poll taken two months ago, conducted by a different polling...