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  • Missing Defense

    06/18/2010 7:19:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 298+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 18, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    National Security: There seems to be only one thing White House arms negotiators want more than a reduction in U.S. nuclear weapons — a reduction in U.S. missile defenses to protect us from such weapons. The Washington Times' Bill Gertz reports that U.S. diplomats are secretly negotiating with Russia to link nuclear arms reduction to limits on our anti-missile defenses. As Gertz points out, "Pro-arms-control officials within the administration dislike missile defenses, viewing them as an impediment to offensive arms agreements." Ellen Tauscher, the undersecretary of state for international security and arms control, has been talking to Moscow's deputy foreign...
  • Congressional candidates debate from left to right (California)

    10/30/2009 2:44:43 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 1 replies · 313+ views
    San Ramon Express News ^ | October 28, 2009 | Dave Roberts
    The five candidates seeking to represent the 10th Congressional District break down into a group of three on the left and two on the right as revealed in a forum at Saint Mary's College on Monday night. Ranging from political left to right are: self-described socialist Mary McIlroy from El Cerrito of the Peace and Freedom Party; Jeremy Cloward from Pleasant Hill of the Green Party; liberal Democrat John Garamendi from Walnut Grove; conservative Republican David Harmer, a San Ramon resident; and libertarian Jerry Denham from Walnut Creek, representing the American Independent Party. State Lt. Gov. Garamendi is the presumed...
  • An Upset in California?

    10/25/2009 10:55:38 AM PDT · by cc2k · 17 replies · 1,532+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2009, 7:50 P.M. ET | John Fund
    The New Jersey and Virginia governor's races aren't the only contests in which Democrats are feeling pressure from the growing unpopularity of President Obama's policies. A GOP upset may also be in the making in a California House special election on November 3. Democratic Lt. Governor John Garamendi and Republican attorney David Harmer are battling for the Bay Area congressional seat vacated by Democrat Ellen Tauscher, who left to join the Obama state department. Normally a staunch Democratic seat, there is a growing chance it could swing to the GOP given the state's latest budget collapse and the 13% approval...
  • Numerous seats at stake [a special election the GOP has ignored]

    10/25/2009 9:34:21 AM PDT · by cc2k · 7 replies · 668+ views
    The Reporter (Vacaville, CA) ^ | 10/25/2009 01:00:27 AM PDT
    <snip> The highest profile race locally has been the runoff to replace former Rep. Ellen Tauscher in the 10th Congressional District. The heavily Democratic district includes much of Fairfield. The U.S. Senate confirmed Tauscher in June as under secretary for arms control and international security in the U.S. State Department. Democrat and Lt. Gov. John Garamendi is the front-runner by virtue of his political party and high name identification. He faces GOP nominee attorney David Harmer. The names of three minor-party candidates also will appear on the ballot. <snip> Harmer, whose father, John, was a state senator and appointed by...
  • Statement by the Press Secretary...[Re COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY]

    09/16/2009 2:17:57 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 663+ views ^ | September 15, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 15, 2009 Statement by the Press Secretary on the U.S. delegation to the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty The President has asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to lead the U.S. delegation and deliver the U.S. national statement at the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), to be held on September 24 and 25 in New York City. Since...
  • CALIFORNIA: Governor sets CD10 special election date

    07/03/2009 5:52:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 630+ views
    CoCo Times: Political Blotter ^ | 7/3/9 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has set Nov. 3 as the special election date to replace former 10th Congressional District representative Ellen Tauscher. The primary election will be held Sept. 1.Per special election rules, the primary is an open ballot, meaning that all candidates will appear on the same ballot regardless of party affiliation. The top vote-getter in each party plus the nonpartisan candidates will advance to the general election unless one candidate receives in the primary 50 percent plus one vote. If that occurs, the candidate will win the post outright.
  • Ellen Tauscher No Longer Member of Congress (Special election planned)

    06/27/2009 12:14:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 840+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Fri, Jun 26, 2009
    Bay Area Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher was confirmed by the Senate late Thursday as under secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the U.S. State Department. President Obama nominated Tauscher, D-Alamo, for the position in March. She will now advise the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on global security, weapons proliferation and arms control. Tauscher told the House of Representatives this morning that she will resign her 10th Congressional District seat -- which includes parts of Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano and Sacramento counties -- at the end of the day. "I am deeply grateful for the trust that...
  • David Harmer in, Del Beccaro out in CD-10 (CA GOP special)

    06/01/2009 11:35:43 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 6 replies · 1,263+ views
    ContraCosta Times ^ | May 28th, 2009 | Josh Richman
    ... Republican attorney David Harmer – son of former California lieutenant governor and Southern California state legislator John Harmer – says he’ll be a candidate in the 10th Congressional District should Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo, be confirmed to the State Department post to which she is nominated. .... Harmer, of San Ramon, said he believes the district’s voters share his commitment to fiscal responsibility. .... And although this will be an uphill battle for him – the district has an 18-percentage-point Democratic registration edge – Harmer said he already has raised more than $150,000 for this race. Spokesman Michael Caporusso...
  • Dan Walters: Two vacancies give governor an opportunity

    06/01/2009 7:45:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 661+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/1/9 | Dan Walters
    Barack Obama's election as president indirectly created two vacancies in California's congressional delegation. In the ensuing game of political musical chairs, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger could redistribute political power in the state – and perhaps even name his own potential successor. It all began with Obama's selection of Southern California Congresswoman Hilda Solis as labor secretary and Northern California Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security. A special election to fill Solis' heavily Democratic seat was held last month. Judy Chu, a member of the state Board of Equalization, emerged as the putative winner, needing...
  • Northern California In A Quandary Over House Seats (special election CA-10)

    05/20/2009 5:24:47 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 14 replies · 610+ views
    National Journal ^ | April 30, 2009 | Louis Jacobson
    ... "The potential GOP field includes Fairfield City Councilwoman Catherine Moy and businessman Chris Bunch. A potentially stronger candidate, if he were to get into the race, would be Contra Costa County Sheriff Warren Rupf. Tom Del Beccaro, the state GOP vice chairman, is also said to be considering a bid." ...
  • DEMS Hampton & Garamendi Shine in CA-10 Forum (where's GOP?)

    05/20/2009 3:50:02 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 8 replies · 295+ views
    FogCity journal ^ | May 19, 2009 | h. Brown
    DETAILS BELOW ON GOP Democratic Party candidates in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher in the 10th Congressional District, squared off yesterday during a candidates forum held by the Tri-Valley Democratic Club at the IBEW union hall in Dublin. ... Candidates Adriel Hampton and John Garamendi turned in the best performances of the candidates, with the edge in both youth and knowledge going to the 30-year-old Hampton. ...
  • Obama picks congresswoman as arms control official

    05/05/2009 5:31:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 854+ views
    breitbart ^ | 5/5/2009 | ap
    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday formally nominated Ellen Tauscher, a seven-term member of Congress who is considered an expert on defense, as his top arms control official. Tauscher, who represents a California district, has a record of introducing arms control and counter proliferation legislation and has campaigned for greater oversight of the US Missile Defense Agency. She said in a statement in March, after details of her impending appointment emerged, that she
  • US lawmaker: missile threat from Iran exaggerated

    03/23/2009 12:31:34 PM PDT · by lizol · 27 replies · 949+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 23, 2009
    US lawmaker: missile threat from Iran exaggerated By Associated Press Monday, March 23, 2009 - Added 42m ago WASHINGTON — A candidate for a top nonproliferation post in the Obama administration played down today the threat from Iran’s long-range missile program as a reason to build a European missile defense system. Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher is under consideration to be undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, a position that has involved shaping policy on U.S. missile defense plans in Poland and the Czech Republic. As chair of a congressional military appropriations panel, she has been a critic...

    03/20/2009 11:35:28 PM PDT · by Impy · 26 replies · 795+ views
    Politics1 ^ | 3-20-09 | Vin Gopal
    CALIFORNIA. Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher (D) was tapped this week to serve in the Obama Administration as US Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security -- the Administration's top arms control negotiator. The centrist Tauscher -- who represents the CD-10 district which includes the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory nuclear weapons/WMD research and development facility --- has been recognized as an expert on nuclear weapons issues during her seven-terms in Congress. "Keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists, making sure other countries do not obtain them and, one day, I hope, ridding the world of these terrible weapons,...
  • Congress Will Uphold 1993 Law Regarding Gays in the Military

    03/04/2009 9:17:31 AM PST · by meandog · 54 replies · 921+ views
    Center for Military Readiness ^ | 3.3.09 | Elaine Donnelly
    Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, predicted today that efforts by liberals in Congress to repeal the 1993 law regarding homosexuals in the military would not succeed. “Members of Congress are starting to take this issue seriously,” she said. “Indications are that repeal of the 1993 law would hurt the ‘Three R’s,’ recruiting, retention, and overall readiness in the volunteer force.” On Monday Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) announced that she will soon re-introduce legislation to repeal the 1993 law, Section 654, Title 10 click here , which is commonly mislabeled “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” In response, Donnelly...
  • A Repeal Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?”

    03/02/2009 2:48:25 PM PST · by DirtyHarryY2K · 24 replies · 929+ views ^ | March 2, 2009 | Brian Montopoli
    (AP)California Rep. Ellen Tauscher, a Democrat, will tomorrow introduce legislation in the House to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bans gay soldiers from serving openly in the military. “This law has failed our country and our military for 15 years,” Tauscher said at a news conference. “It harms military readiness and discriminates against patriotic young men and women who want to serve their country. It’s time for Congress to right this wrong.” Tauscher planned to introduce the legislation today but did not because the weather kept the House out of session, according to communications director Jonathan...
  • Obama faces test on gay military ban

    03/02/2009 4:57:58 AM PST · by shove_it · 59 replies · 1,283+ views
    POLITICO ^ | 3/2/2009 | JEN DIMASCIO
    On Monday, buoyed by a stronger Democratic majority in Congress, Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher (D-Calif.) will introduce legislation to overturn the ban against homosexuals serving openly in the military, a Tauscher aide said. Clinton’s handling of the issue was widely condemned, and the entire fiasco became a textbook example of the sort of avoid-at-all-cost political controversy that can seriously undermine a new president. For Clinton, it knocked him off message, sapped him of auathority, damaged his popularity ratings and left him with a reputation for being wishy-washy that stuck. And it left the military with a policy that no one...
  • Obama Cannot Fulfill Vow to Put Homosexuals in Military Unless Congress Changes the Law

    01/19/2009 4:07:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies · 958+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1/19/2009 | Matt Cover
    ( - Although President-elect Barack Obama has vowed to open the U.S. armed forces to homosexuals, he cannot fulfill this promise unless Congress passes new legislation repealing the existing statute that expressly prohibits homosexuals from serving in the military.   Legislation to do this will be proposed in the current Congress by Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.).   On Jan. 9, the Obama transition office posted a video on its website,, showing Robert Gibbs, the incoming White House press secretary, answering a series of questions that had been submitted by the public.    One was about the so-called “don’t...
  • Missile Offense

    09/09/2008 9:47:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 205+ views
    WSJ ^ | September 10, 2008 | Editorial
    The Kremlin has been dusting off old Bolshevik intimidation techniques since the U.S. signed a missile defense partnership with Poland last month. The Russian foreign ministry promised that its response "would go beyond diplomacy," and a Russian general mused that this meant its nuclear missiles would have to target Poland. Who would have thought such talk would find an accommodating ear in the U.S. Congress? That will be the question when Illinois Republican Representative Mark Kirk offers an amendment in the coming days to the Defense Appropriations bill to restore funding for missile defense sites in Poland and the Czech...
  • No "political surge" in Iraq, Tauscher says

    08/26/2007 1:51:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 803+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/26/07 | Josh Richman
    The surge of U.S. troops has produced pockets of relative security in a still-dangerous Iraq, Rep. Ellen Tauscher said Saturday in Baghdad, but has not led to a "political surge" of self-government and reconciliation. "It is this conundrum of calamities, and I really think that at $330 million a day and 3,700 of our precious Americans fallen and tens of thousands devastatingly injured, there's nothing about what we have been able to produce with the surge that tells me there's a political surge in the offing that will cut the insurgency in half and lead to peace and stability for...
  • Democrat Rep. (Ellen Tauscher): Troops need more rest

    08/11/2007 9:18:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 454+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/11/07 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democrats on Saturday touted legislation to guarantee troops time at home between deployments to Iraq. In the party's weekly radio address, Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., criticized President Bush for threatening to veto the bill, contending his administration's policies on troop deployments have weakened the military. "The president's surge has sent many of our Army units to Iraq for the second and third time. We are asking our troops to make heroic sacrifices — yet as soon as they return we rush them back into battle," said Tauscher, author of the bill that passed the House Aug. 2 on...
  • House Panel Considers Cuts for Missile Defense (Democrats cut funds for base in Poland)

    05/09/2007 11:02:40 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 530+ views
    The New York Times (excerpt) ^ | May 9, 2007 | Thom Shanker
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON, May 9 — The Bush administration’s proposal to construct two American missile defense bases in Europe has roiled relations with Russia and provoked sharp questioning even in NATO capitals, where critics ask: With the system still unproven and, under the best of circumstances, years from completion, why rush construction now? Now the Democratic majority in Congress is moving toward budget cuts aimed at slowing the administration’s plans to break ground this year on one of the bases, in Poland. Representative Ellen O. Tauscher, a California Democrat who is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said...
  • The Woman in the Middle (Moderate Democrat Is New Target of Liberal Bloggers)

    02/21/2007 9:29:54 AM PST · by LM_Guy · 9 replies · 657+ views
    The Democratic majority was only three weeks old, but by Jan. 26, the grass-roots and Net-roots activists of the party's left wing had already settled on their new enemy: Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher (D-Calif.), the outspoken chair of the centrist New Democrat Coalition. Progressive blogs -- including two new ones, Ellen Tauscher Weekly and Dump Ellen Tauscher -- were bashing her as a traitor to her party. A new liberal political action committee had just named her its "Worst Offender." And in Tauscher's East Bay district office that day in January, eight activists were accusing her of helping President...
  • 'Propaganda' Allegations Fizzle-- Liberals Not Getting Ammo From Talk Hosts In Iraq

    07/14/2005 11:42:21 PM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 503+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | July 15, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Move America Forward's radio talk show host expedition to Iraq must so far be a stunning disappointment for liberals. Where's the blatant propaganda? The partisan "non-reality" of events there, as we were warned for days would occur? As it turns out, the visit by American talk hosts seems more a morale booster, Bob Hope-style, than a sinister "radical right" plot....
  • Casting blame - Sudan jumps to conclusion about CA Rep's words

    03/13/2005 3:04:40 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 5 replies · 350+ views
    Special Report with Brit Hume - The Grapevine ^ | Friday, March 11, 2005 | Brit Hume/Michael Levine
    In Sudan, the Minister of Agriculture has called the U.S. "the state of the devil," after reading what sounded like stunning revelations from California representative Ellen Tauscher who mentioned in a committee hearing a 1962 nuclear test in "Sudan." Sudanese officials, who seemed not to know about the test in their own country, immediately blamed the nuclear tests for causing cancer there and the Sudanese foreign minister called in the U.S. charge d'affaires to explain. The explanation turned out to be pretty simple — Representative Tauscher never said Sudan, she said, "Sedan" — the code name for a nuclear test...
  • Rep. Weiner: "I wouldn't mind having sex with (Rep.) Tauscher" (What passes for Dem humor)

    06/11/2003 7:48:57 AM PDT · by mountaineer · 42 replies · 401+ views ^ | May 27, 2003 | p. j. corkery
    The Legislative Process: “I wouldn’t mind having sex with Ellen Tauscher,” a U.S. Representative said the other night to a crowd in D.C. This wish for sexual congress came from a congressional member named appropriately enough, Weiner. Of course, he was speaking at a Congressional Comedy Night – if you can imagine so improbable an event – to raise money for an Oregon Democrat named Earl Blumenauer. Wiener, who was wearing a muscle shirt when he made his remarks, said that Tauscher was one “hot” Congresswoman. But tough. …. Said Weiner, in full, “I wouldn’t mind having sex with Ellen...
  • 'Fundamentalist revolution' - Rep. Ellen Tauscher on Bush

    05/06/2003 3:15:31 PM PDT · by MikalM · 54 replies · 213+ views
    <p>SPEND A FEW minutes with U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, the most conservative Democrat in the Bay Area's congressional delegation, and you realize just how far to the right politics in Washington have shifted.</p> <p>Very far.</p> <p>Unbeknown to most Americans, she says, a "fundamentalist revolution" has taken place in the United States -- a revolution comparable to those that have taken place in the Islamic world.</p>
  • Tauscher Calls Air Strikes Necessary (Then and Now:Liberal Hypocrisy)

    01/29/2003 9:23:10 PM PST · by scott7278 · 2 replies · 291+ views
    Official Press Release ^ | Tuesday, March 25th, 1999 | Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher (D-CA)
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: Tuesday, March 25, 1999 TAUSCHER CALLS AIR STRIKES NECESSARYURGES SUPPORT OF U.S. TROOPS IN BALKANS Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Ellen O. Tauscher (D-Contra Costa/Alameda Counties), a member of the House Armed Services Committee who visited with U.S. troops in the Balkans on a fact-finding mission last December, today called the air strikes against President Slobodan Milosovich’s military necessary. She issued the following statement: "Launching air strikes against President Milosovich is necessary to contain the problem in the Balkans and to stop the systematic killing of innocent men, women and children. We also need to put a...
  • Tauscher suggests multinational coalition could disarm Saddam (Patty Murray Lite Alert!)

    01/01/2003 3:49:54 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 8 replies · 196+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | 1/1/03 | Adnan Malik
    Jan 01, 2003 Tauscher suggests multinational coalition could disarm Saddam By ADNAN MALIK Associated Press Writer A multinational coalition led by the United Nations should be ready to disarm Saddam Hussein by force if the Iraqi president fails to abide by Security Council resolutions, a California congresswoman told reporters Wednesday on this carrier. "It is unfortunate, and it is becoming increasingly apparent, that we have an uncooperative adversary," Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher said in the hangar deck of the 88,000-ton ship. "I think it is very, very important that we a have multinational coalition led by the United Nations that...