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  • 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....
  • 9/11 Link To Saudi Arabia Is Topic Of Redacted Pages In Gov't Report; Congressmen Push For Release

    12/09/2013 6:21:37 PM PST · by LSUfan · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9 Dec 13 | Jamie Reno
    Since terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, victims’ loved ones, injured survivors, and members of the media have all tried without much success to discover the true nature of the relationship between the 19 hijackers – 15 of them Saudi nationals – and the Saudi Arabian government. Many news organizations reported that some of the terrorists were linked to the Saudi royals and that they even may have received financial support from them as well as from several mysterious, moneyed Saudi men living in San Diego. Saudi Arabia has repeatedly denied any connection, and neither President George...
  • Walter Jones, From Freedom Fries to Anti-Bush Tomes

    Question: Which southern conservative Republican congressman who voted to authorize war with Iraq recently is a big fan of Vincent Bugliosi's provocative new book, "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder," on tape? Hint: The guy from the Carolinas who, during the lead-up to the war in 2003, renamed French fries "freedom fries" in House eateries but who later concluded the president took the country to war under false pretenses and soon began calling for troop withdrawal.
  • Same Committee, Same Combatants, Different Tune (arrogant Perle feels conservative Repubs fury)

    04/09/2005 9:31:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies · 783+ views
    WASHINGTON POST All rights reserved ^ | Thursday, April 7, 2005; Page A10 | Dana Milbank
    Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr.--a conservative Republican from North Carolina--voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq. So it jarred all the more yesterday when Jones turned his fury on Richard N. Perle, the Pentagon adviser who provided the Bush administration with brainpower for the Iraq war. Jones, who said he has signed more than 900 condolence letters to kin of fallen soldiers, pronounced himself "incensed" with Perle. "It is just amazing to me how we as a Congress were told we had to remove this man..... but the reason we were given was not accurate," Jones told Perle...
  • Walter Jones on HR235/Strange SC Bedfellows/CFR Scam!/Black Clergy for GOP? Fri (3-25) on RIGHTALK!

    03/25/2005 10:18:05 AM PST · by Bob J · 547+ views ^ | 3-25-04 | Bob J
    Listen While You Freep! All programs are replayed for 23 hours and again on weekends so tune in when it’s convenient for YOU! Call In Number - 866-884-TALK (8255) Heating the EDGE of a New Media! 1pm EST - : Chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation, Paul M. Weyrich, will have Representative Walter B. Jones, R-N.C. as his featured guest on THE RIGHT HOUR. The discussion will focus on H.R. 235, the Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act of 2005. To appreciate why this bill is both important and necessary, it is vital to understand certain events...
  • Bill would clear officer charged with shooting Iraqis

    03/18/2005 6:50:41 PM PST · by Ramonan · 7 replies · 385+ views
    Marine Corps Times -Daily News Roundup ^ | 18 Mar 2005 | Gordon Lubold
    The North Carolina congressman who represents Camp Lejeune introduced legislation that would dismiss all charges against 2nd Lt. Ilario G. Pantano, the Marine who allegedly wrongfully shot two Iraqis while deployed to Iraq a year ago. House Resolution 167, introduced by Rep. Walter B. Jones, R, states that Pantano, 33, was “defending the cause of freedom, democracy and liberty” in his actions on April 15 that resulted in the deaths of two Iraqis. “The ongoing war in Iraq has taken a toll on this nation. Families have been torn apart by the loss of a loved one who has paid...
  • Republican Congressman Introduces Bill to Restore Freedom of Speech to Churches

    10/08/2004 4:10:51 PM PDT · by Ed Current · 36 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | October 08, 2004 | Melanie Hunter
    A Republican congressman has joined with African-American clergy and other members of Congress to demand that the House and Senate restore free speech to houses of worship. North Carolina Rep. Walter B. Jones joined with Reps. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Robin Hayes (R-N.C.) Thursday to drum up support for Jones' bill, the Houses of Worship Freedom of Speech Restoration Act (HR 235). "There is a muzzle upon the clergy. As ministers, we are obligated to speak about the moral and political issues of the day, and taking away that right is harassment. It is wrong, and it is extortion," said...
  • Congressman Calls For Removal of Book Promoting Same-Sex Marriage From Elementary Schools

    03/26/2004 2:50:59 AM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 85+ views ^ | 3/25/04 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - A North Carolina congressman is calling on the state's schools superintendent to remove a book from elementary schools that promotes homosexual "marriage." The book, "King and King," an illustrated children's book by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland which has been available in some North Carolina elementary schools, presents two men marrying each other as a valid lifestyle choice. "Since local boards of education may not adopt library book procurement rules that are inconsistent with policies of the State Board of Education," Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.) wrote in a letter to North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction...