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  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • So Did McCarthy Bug Out Because of a Girl or Conservatives?

    10/09/2015 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/9/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Lets look at the Kevin thing realistically. So the guy balked. Walter Jones (R-NC) sent around a generic letter to a select few influential House voters saying in effect, Watch It, Guys. Generic meaning he, a seasoned politico, knew to use common nouns, not Proper nouns in grammar speak, to avoid letting the masses in on a secret that allegedly the insiders have known for months. Gasp, here, take a deep breath. Those of you on oxygen, are your tanks engaged? Walter Jones was channeling the Robert Livingston extra marital affair; the Newt Gringrich extra-curricular activities that now are his...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets havent gone quietly. Theyve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordans conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Boehner opponent in NC may get primary

    06/03/2015 6:04:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    RedState ^ | June 2nd, 2015 | helmsconservative
    It looks like one of the North Carolina GOP Congressmen who voted against reelecting Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker this year may get a primary challenge from the GOP establishment. (SNIP) Even after appointment as Secretary of Transportation in the administration of Republican Governor Pat McCrory, Tata has remained registered as an Unaffiliated voter. (SNIP) Wrenn is the same consultant who quarterbacked the election of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) , the most liberal Republican in the NC delegation, to Congress. (SNIP) Another area where Jones and Tata do not see eye to eye is immigration. Jones is the NC...
  • Palace intrigue: Minimutiny mounting against John Boehner

    01/05/2015 7:15:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    The rank and file arent happy. A minimutiny may be underway in the House of Representatives as another conservative has come out to announce that he will oppose Rep. John Boehner in his re-election bid as House speaker. [Snip] Another Republican, Rep. Walter C. Jones of North Carolina, said there are up to 18 conservatives who are looking for an alternative to Mr. Boehner. In 2013, there were nine Republicans who didnt vote for Mr. Boehner. [Snip] Mr. Obama has been eating Mr. Boehners lunch for years. Early on, the president got the speaker to agree to $500 billion in...
  • Walter Jones only NC Congressman to stand against amnesty and Obamacare

    12/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    The key vote on the bill that funds the Obama amnesty and Obamacare as well as the rest of government was the vote on the rule that put it on the floor, and it barely slid through by two votes. Any Congressman who voted for it voted to continue Obamacare and to allow Obama to proceed with his amnesty decree, because this bill funds both with no restrictions. The only North Carolinian to stand up and vote to stop this bill from proceeding was our own Walter Jones. The rest of the NC ''Republican'' congressmen voted for a piece of...
  • 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...
  • The Saudis, 9/11, ISIS, and American Secrecy (Left Wingnut Conspiracy Alert)

    10/08/2014 9:18:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10-8-2014 | David Vognar
    There is a growing movement in the United States against secrecy and a growing distrust that government is operating in the people's interest. Related to both of these movements is a call for President Obama to declassify and release the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission Report that President Bush deemed too vital to United States intelligence operations to be released in the 2004 report. Both Republican Walter Jones, from North Carolina, and Democrat Stephen Lynch, from Massachusetts, say that the documents, which they have read, quite clearly spell out a relationship between President Bush and the Saudi government...
  • Rep. Ellison Explains Anti-Iron Dome Funding Vote: Because We Need A Cease-fire (VIDEO)

    08/03/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 38 replies
    Jewish Political Updates and News ^ | August 3 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Over the weekend, both the Senate and the House approved $225M in funding for the Iron Dome. The bill passed by unanimous consent in the Senate and by a 395 to 8 vote. Opposition to the funding of the Iron Dome demonstarted an unfortunate bi-partisan measure four Democrats and four Republicans voted against it. The four Democrats were Keith Ellison (MN-05), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jim Moran (VA-08), and Beto ORourke (TX-16); The four Republicans were Justin Amash (MI-03), Walter Jones (NC-03), Tom Massie (KY-04), and Mark Sanford (SC-01). Rep. Ellison explains vote on Meet the Press: Because a ceasefire...
  • Video: Keith Ellison explains his vote against Iron Dome

    08/03/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/3/14 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that on Friday, in what would have been a Christmas Miracle were it not several months early, Congress actually got something done. It was the passage of a bill approving $225M in funding for Israels Iron Dome defensive missile system. It was quite the bipartisan effort in retrospect, garnering an overwhelming 395 votes in the House with only eight in opposition. One of those eight was Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, and as The Corner reports, he went out on the weekend gab circuit to explain why he didnt support the measure. Because a cease-fire is what we...
  • RUSH: The Tea Party is Far from Dead -- in North Carolina or Anywhere Else

    05/09/2014 4:06:58 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 53 replies ^ | May 08, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    The Tea Party is Far from Dead --in North Carolina or Anywhere Else May 08, 2014 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some election news out of North Carolina. You know I don't get involved in primaries. I never have gotten involved in primaries. From my standpoint, it's always been a -- not losing proposition. It's just policy-wise, basically driven by my instincts,stay away from primaries. So I didn't talk much about what was going on in North Carolina, and there was a lot going on in North Carolina. North Carolina is thought to hold the key election determining who will control...
  • Challenger to Walter Jones on immigration: "I don't want to put myself in boxes"

    04/15/2014 6:56:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Laura Ingraham hosted Taylor Griffin challenging Walter Jones in North Carolina. Griffin said that while Jones, after being a Democrat, became a Republican but has worked since with the Democrats. Griffin said he is against amnesty as the GOP should be for the rule of law. He is for continuing deportations.
  • WH: Don't tax Olympians on medals

    02/15/2014 6:49:57 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House said Thursday that President Obama still believes American Olympians shouldnt have to pay income taxes on the medals they win. But a bill by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) never moved in the Senate. Three Republican lawmakers Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) proposed a bill similar to Rubio's before this year's games, but it has also failed to gain traction.
  • Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

    12/15/2013 4:44:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/15/13 | Paul Sperry
    After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors. But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress investigative report on 9/11 dealing with specific sources of foreign support for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals. It was kept secret and remains so today. President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isnt just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by...
  • [Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting

    09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/10/2013
    In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitols basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions. Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by...
  • Steve Stockman Accepts Ted Cruzs Challenge To Defund Obamacare In The House Of Representatives

    08/08/2013 6:13:02 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Steve Stockman (Texas, 36th District) has responded to Ted Cruz challenge to House Republicans by filing a 19 point resolution to defund ObamaCare. Mr. Steve Stockman is not afraid of a fight. I applaud the dozen Republican Senators who sent a letter to Majority Leader Reid explaining they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds ObamaCare. But as Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have said, The House must refuse to fund Obamacare because every appropriations bill originates in the House and the House is the only chamber that Republicans control. My resolution includes 19 whereas statements that...
  • Classified report could link Saudis, 9/11 and Benghazi

    05/11/2013 7:11:01 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    examiner ^ | 5/11 | ward
    WASHINGTON Nearly 12 years after 9/11, Americans are still waiting for the U.S. government to release key information about the attack that killed more than 3,000 of their countrymen. Related topics Reps. Frank Wolf, R-Va., and Peter King, R-N.Y., introduced legislation in 2011 to review the original 9/11 Commission findings. Their bill passed the House Homeland Security Committee and was referred to three additional committees: the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, Space Science and Technology, and Transportation and Infrastructure. But the measure has yet to be acted upon by the House as a whole. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C.,...
  • Party Over Principle: John Boehner Boots Conservatives off Budget Committee

    12/04/2012 8:14:34 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 December 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    The Republican House Steering Committee header by Speaker of the House John Boehner kicked two of the most conservative representatives off the House Budget Committee. Party Over Principle: Boehner Boots Conservatives off Budget Committee The New American 04 December 2012 In a speech to the House of Representatives in January 2011, then newly-elected Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed that he would “renew focus on the Constitution.” Then, on Tuesday, Boehner demonstrated his lack of fidelity to that promise by politically ostracizing two of the most staunch constitutionalists in the House. Representatives Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and Justin...
  • Congressmen Walter Jones Starts Impeachment Process on Barack Obama 3/9/12

    03/09/2012 8:11:40 PM PST · by Christie at the beach · 43 replies · 1+ views
  • Lawmakers unite at anti-war town hall [Look who RINO Walter Jones is hanging out with now]

    02/25/2012 3:33:09 PM PST · by MitchellC · 10 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | February 21, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH -- In an odd political bedfellows moment, three North Carolina congressmen - two progressive Democrats and one religious-right Republican - joined forces Monday to urge the Obama administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. At an anti-war town hall meeting in the Legislative Building, Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and Democratic U.S. Reps.David Price and Brad Miller sought to keep the pressure on the administration to end the American combat operations by the middle of 2013. "Our concern is that too many times, administrations will say that the date for coming home is a year from now, 18 months...
  • Walter Jones, that was then, this is now

    02/19/2012 10:53:46 AM PST · by MitchellC · 16 replies
    Truth or Dare NC ^ | December 19, 2011 | Imkitties
    Walter Jones campaign is having to dig deep to try and showcase their candidates former conservative credentials. Recent Facebook posts labeled From the Archives show two photos of a young Walter Jones with conservative stalwart Senator Jesse Helms nearly 20 years ago. That was then. This is now. Lets get a little more current, shall we? Cut and Run Cut and Run Jones with progressive left-winger Dennis Kucinich.Jones voted for Kucinichs articles of impeachment against Bush in 2008. Jones also voted numerous times with Kucinich and Pelosi to pull out of Iraq long before the job was done.Support for Dodd-Frank...
  • Ron Pauls Soros Defense Plan

    01/02/2012 8:38:41 AM PST · by mnehring · 89 replies
    It was recently observed that Ron Paul was to the left of Obama on national security and the best evidence for that statement can be found when one year ago Ron Paul joined forces with Barney Frank​ on a proposal to gut national defense via a panel of experts, quite a few of whom were tied to George Soros​. In July 2010, Barney Frank and Ron Paul co-authored a Huffington Post article rolling out their Sustainable Defense Task Force. The Task Force “consisting of experts on military expenditures that span the ideological spectrum” would recommend a trillion dollars in defense...
  • Today is National Remembrance Day for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens

    11/06/2011 11:36:24 AM PST · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-06-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaMore than 50,000 Americans have been killed by illegal aliens since 9/11.Think about that. More than 6,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since that same date. But nearly ten times that number have been killed right here at home as a consequence of the Federal government's failure to secure our borders and protect its citizens, in direct violation of the Constitution's Article IV Section 4: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application...
  • Congress passes new TARP-like program

    09/29/2010 9:12:58 PM PDT · by Reeser · 3 replies
    Bailoutsleuth ^ | Sept. 24, 2010 | Ryan Holeywell
    On Thursday, the House passed its final version of the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 bill 237-187, on a largely party-line vote. Just one Republican, Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) supported the bill....
  • Obama warned at summit: No North American Union

    08/08/2009 8:06:01 PM PDT · by Man50D · 17 replies · 1,202+ views ^ | August 08, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    With President Obama expected tomorrow for the North American Leaders' Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, a coalition of American legislators and activists took a message to the Mexican media, denouncing economic partnerships that would undermine national sovereignty and blasting Obama's failure to keep his promises on transparency and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Howard Phillips, chairman of The Conservative Caucus and head of the Coalition to Block the North American Union, spoke to Mexican print, television and radio media about the summit, which was known in previous years as the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership, or...
  • 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.
  • Lou Dobbs TScript/Video: "Mexico Meddling" (Ramos-Compean, Bush Corruption Exposed Pt II)

    01/23/2009 6:31:45 PM PST · by flattorney · 34 replies · 787+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | January 22, 2009 | Transcript Staff
    Mexico slams Border Patrol clemency. Criticizes commutation for former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean. Plus, President Bush and Administration Corruption Exposed Part II 01.22.09 CNN Lou Dobbs Video: "Mexico Meddling" (Ramos-Compean, Bush Corruption Exposed Pt II) 01.14.09 CNN Lou Dobbs Video: President-Elect Barack Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon met SEGMENT INTRO: New questions about Mexico's brazen meddling in the case against former border patrol agents Ramos and Compean who remain in prison tonight, we'll have special coverage of this continuing miscarriage of justice and the intervention of the Mexican government in the Bush administration's policy making. # And...
  • An N.C. evangelical to tour for Obama?

    09/21/2008 2:14:20 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 5 replies · 160+ views
    News & Observer Under the Dome Blog ^ | September 21, 2008 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    Consider this post pure speculation. But Dome noticed this recent report on CBN, a Christian news outlet, about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's upcoming "Faith, Family and Values" tour. The Brody File is told that top faith surrogates will hit the trail for Obama. Some of those high profile figures include Former Indiana Congressman and pro-life Democrat Tim Roemer, Catholic legal scholar Doug Kmiec, and author Donald Miller. You can also expect a soon to be named Evangelical North Carolina (red state) Congressman to travel the country as well. Now, we can't confirm this report, so take it with a...
  • Pelosi censors poster of troops

    08/22/2008 6:07:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 105 replies · 271+ views
    Pelosi censors poster of troops Bruce Fein Friday, August 22, 2008 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-S.F., has done something worse than commit a crime against the First Amendment. The speaker's censorship of nonobtrusive posters featuring men and women who gave that last full measure of devotion in service to their country is a blunder that could alienate 23 million veterans and their families from the Democratic Party. If she is endowed with a crumb of constitutional or political sense, she will reverse course. The tale of Pelosi's folly begins with Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. He wished to pay tribute to...
  • Military honchos 'suppress' chaplain's Baptist services

    05/17/2008 4:16:27 AM PDT · by Man50D · 27 replies · 177+ views ^ | May 16, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    An investigation is being sought by a Christian church organization in the United States after the U.S. Army deliberately shut down a service one of its sponsored chaplains was running for U.S. military service personnel at Forward Operating Base Loyalty in Iraq. The complaint by Associated Gospel Churches, a fellowship of Independent Fundamental Christian churches, has been forwarded to the Army by U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., seeking an Army Inspector General investigation. Rev. G. William Baugham, the chairman of the AGC's commission on chaplains, told WND that the circumstances are particularly egregious since it appears it was a representative...
  • North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones Calls for Inquiry of Army General Involved in Soldier Scrutiny

    10/17/2007 5:50:36 PM PDT · by RDTF · 12 replies · 47+ views
    Fox News ^ | Oct 17, 2007 | Jennifer Griffin and Justin Fishel
    WASHINGTON Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., has asked the Pentagon to open an investigation of a high-ranking Army official who is at the center of two probes involving possible wrong-doing by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Jones said he believes Lt. Gen. Frank Kearney has overstepped his authority in the investigations and in turn is hurting troops' morale. "When men and women are asked to go to war for this country, then in my humble opinion they should be given every benefit of the doubt, and if there are any questions then they should not be handled in the press," Jones...
  • GOP congressman pays price for opposing war [ People Opening Their Eyes to RINO Walter Jones]

    08/23/2007 5:56:59 AM PDT · by OBXFREEPER · 27 replies · 1,982+ views ^ | 8/23/07 | OBXFREEPER
    GOP congressman pays price for opposing war By: Josh Kraushaar August 22, 2007 02:08 PM EST NEW BERN, N.C -- Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. (R-N.C.) is a household name in this military-friendly district represented in Congress by his family -- first by his late father, a Democrat, and now by him -- for most of the past 40 years. Jones' folksy demeanor, commitment to constituent service and deeply Christian values made him virtually unbeatable since he won election to Congress in 1994. Until two years ago, Jones was probably best known nationally for championing "freedom fries" to replace "french...
  • 11 more Republicans get behind Iraq rebuke ["more"? - isn't it ONLY 11? An LAT headline - go figure]

    02/15/2007 10:49:14 AM PST · by freedomdefender · 39 replies · 1,481+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 15, 2007 | Richard Simon and James Gerstenzang
    In a striking display of dissension, a group of Republican lawmakers broke ranks with the White House on Wednesday and embraced a resolution opposing more U.S. troops in Iraq airing their criticism even as President Bush publicly defended his plan.
  • 12 Republicans Break Ranks on Iraq Resolution [Know who and where they are.]

    02/14/2007 8:49:45 PM PST · by familyop · 130 replies · 3,274+ views
    New York Times ^ | 15FEB07 | JEFF ZELENY
    Representative Howard Coble of North Carolina . . . Representative Steven C. LaTourette of Ohio . . . Representative John J. Duncan Jr. of Tennessee . . . Representative Walter B. Jones of North Carolina . . . Representative Ric Keller, a Florida Republican . . . Representative Heather Wilson, a New Mexico Republican . . . Republican Senators Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Olympia J. Snowe of Maine . . .
  • Congressman Pushes for Probe Against Nifong

    01/25/2007 7:20:20 PM PST · by freespirited · 30 replies · 1,022+ views
    ABC 11 News ^ | 1/25/07 | Steve Daniels
    North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is demanding an investigation of Durham D.A. Mike Nifong. Thursday Jones met with the U.S. attorney general's office in Washington. He said he has a new reason why he thinks the nation's top law enforcement office will launch an inquiry. According to the Jones, there is no excuse for the attorney general not to initiate a civil rights investigation because the three lacrosse players had their civil and constitutional rights violated. The Congressman delivered letters from nine members of congress who think now that Nifong has removed himself as prosecutor on the Duke lacrosse case,...
  • U.S. lawmakers seek to bar U.S. attack on Iran

    01/18/2007 11:52:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 1,334+ views
    U.S. lawmakers seek to bar U.S. attack on Iran By Richard Cowan 26 minutes ago A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday pushed legislation to prohibit a U.S. attack on Iran without Congress' permission. The effort, led by Rep. Walter Jones (news, bio, voting record), a North Carolina Republican who in 2005 joined calls from many Democrats for a phased U.S. withdrawal from the Iraq war, came as lawmakers voiced concerns that the Bush administration might provoke a confrontation with neighboring Iran. "The resolution makes crystal clear that no previous resolution passed by Congress"...
  • Betrayed in the Line of Duty

    09/06/2006 6:33:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 30 replies · 814+ views
    The New American ^ | William F. Jasper
    While the Bush administration seeks amnesty for illegal aliens and grants immunity to a Mexican drug smuggler, it has thrown the book at two courageous Border Patrol agents. Fabens, Texas The chase was on. The suspected smuggler van turned back toward the Rio Grande and headed for Mexico. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos was on his tail. Other agents were also converging on the scene. The suspect realized he wasn't going to outrun agent Ramos' vehicle, and so he abandoned his van on a levee and took off on foot. As the suspect headed into the canal, Ramos yelled...

    08/23/2006 11:20:51 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 38 replies · 1,319+ views
    Walter B. Jones ^ | August 21, 2006 | Walter B. Jones
    Washington, D.C. In a letter today to President George W. Bush, Third District Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) expressed deep concern over the Justice Departments unacceptable prosecution of two U.S. Border Patrol agents for simply doing their jobs to protect our homeland. Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean should have been commended by our government for their actions last year in attempting to apprehend a Mexican drug smuggler who brought nearly 800 pounds of marijuana across our border, Jones wrote. But because of an incomprehensible prosecution by the U.S. Attorneys Office including granting full immunity to the...
  • Bill Would Punish Schools that Prevent Display of US Flag

    05/03/2006 11:54:49 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 36 replies · 1,144+ views
    CNSNews ^ | May 02, 2006 | Melanie Hunter
    A North Carolina lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday that would prohibit a school from receiving federal funds if it prevents a student from displaying or wearing a representation of the U.S. flag in a respectful manner. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) introduced H.R. 5255, also known as the American Flag Display Protection Act, after recent reports of several schools in California, Arizona and Colorado banning the display of U.S. flags or the wearing of clothes with other patriotic symbols in reaction to clashes between students regarding the debate over immigration. "The most important symbol of any Nation is the national flag,"...
  • House Eyes IRS Rules on Religious Speech

    12/05/2005 8:09:23 AM PST · by FeeinTennessee · 11 replies · 437+ views ^ | 12-5-05
    Reprinted from Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 10:30 a.m. EST House Eyes IRS Rules on Religious Speech Support is building in the House of Representatives to lift IRS restrictions banning political speech from the pulpit. The Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act, also known as HR 235, would give clergy the freedom to discuss politics with their congregations without putting their church's tax exempt status in jeopardy. Rep. Walter B. Jones, who sponsored the measure, has picked up 165 co-sponsors for his legislation, with House Speaker Denny Hastert and Majority Leader Tom DeLay said to be sympathetic. Under the...
  • Walter Jones, who joined Liberals Timetable Demand, will face strong Primary Opponant

    12/03/2005 6:12:32 AM PST · by Prospero · 15 replies · 971+ views
    Things to Come | 12/3/2005 | Joel Raupe
    Greg Dority will run for the NC 3rd District If he runs for re-election, Congressman Walter Jones will face Conservative GOP Primary opposition. Long whispered grumblings among conservative GOP activists, frustrated by their perception of an ineffective state Party and its elite state and national leaders, whom they also believe to be indifferent to their concerns for the nation and their ideology, is certain to bloom into a full-fledged populist revolt drawing state, national and perhaps international attention. In an exclusive interview late Friday, former NC 1st District GOP congressional nominee Greg Dority told me he will run for Congress...
  • Christian lawmakers want to protect (military) chaplains' speech (uncensored prayer)

    10/21/2005 7:09:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies · 1,486+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 21 Oct 05 | Leo Shane III
    Christian lawmakers want to protect chaplains' speech By Leo Shane III, Stars and StripesEuropean edition, Friday, October 21, 2005 Leo Shane III / S&S Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference Wednesday about military chaplains right to use Christian imagery and verses in their public remarks. With him are, from left, Rep. Mike McIntyre, R-N.C.; Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz; Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo.; and Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kansas. Air Force interim public prayer guidelines 1. Public prayer should not usually be included in official settings such as staff meetings, office meetings, classes or officially sanctioned activities such...
  • Air Force Rule May Ban Christian Prayer

    10/21/2005 8:27:41 AM PDT · by paltz · 19 replies · 659+ views ^ | Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 10:44 a.m. EDT |
    If, indeed, "there are no atheists in foxholes, a new Air Force regulation may ensure that there is no Christian prayer there either. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) is circulating a letter he sent to President George W. Bush, which alleges a new Air Force guideline urging "non-sectarian prayer is "merely a euphemism declaring that prayers will be acceptable so long as they censor Christian beliefs. The letter requests Bush to sign an executive order withdrawing the new regulation. Thus far, Rep. Jones has only gathered 32 signatures. He says more are to come. The Air Force regulation was authored by...
  • Support Said Growing for Iraq Exit Plan

    08/18/2005 4:51:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 84 replies · 1,101+ views
    AP ^ | 8/18/5 | STEVE HARTSOE
    Raleigh - Congressman Walter Jones said Thursday he has about 50 co-sponsors on a joint resolution that calls on President Bush to announce by year's end a plan for withdrawal from Iraq. The resolution introduced in June by Jones, another Republican and two Democrats calls on the president to begin executing the withdrawal by Oct. 1, 2006. It does not set an end date. "I think that people have finally understood what we're doing," Jones said after a meeting at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, noting that people have mistakenly thought the resolution was binding....
  • A Jones for Timetables (One congressman aside, it's Soc. Sec., not Iraq, that has House GOP nervous)

    07/11/2005 11:53:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 192+ views
    WASHINGTON -- "If they weren't going to vote us out for going into Iraq, then they're not going to vote us out for staying in." It's hot now in Washington, even in the shade, but one senior Hill staffer, diagnosing the mood of Congressional Republicans, isn't sweating. Nobody is, as far as Iraq is concerned. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), whose office is flanked with photos of America's fallen in the war on terror, has co-sponsored a resolution designed to do precisely what his colleagues on the Hill decline to do -- wrest the initiative from the administration on Iraq policy....
  • Liberals and Losers: Leading the Charge to Defeat

    07/01/2005 6:59:32 AM PDT · by WillMalven · 1 replies · 275+ views
    The Tin Ear ^ | 6/30/2005 | Will Malven
    Run away! Run away! Have you heard them? Its hard not to, they rush to surrender to every camera crew they can find. Its beginning to sound like Monty Python and the Holy Grail around here. Only this time the vicious rabbit is the Islamo-terrorist that skulks around Iraq plotting the deaths of American and Iraqi soldiers and innocent civilians. Some of the names have changed, the war has changed, but the Liberal song has remained the same. Un-winnable war! Pull out! We need a timetable for withdrawal! We are the terrorists! American Imperialism! Its a quagmire! Fighting for corporate...
  • 'Freedom fries' politician calls for Iraq pullout

    06/17/2005 12:10:49 AM PDT · by Destro · 65 replies · 1,349+ views ^ | 17 June 2005
    'Freedom fries' politician calls for Iraq pullout 17 June 2005 WASHINGTON: North Carolina Republican representative Walter Jones, who previously had pushed for french fries to be renamed "freedom fries", backed a congressional resolution today calling for a US troop withdrawal from Iraq in a reflection of growing American unease, but the White House and the Pentagon rejected the idea. The resolution, also backed by Hawaii Democratic representative Neil Abercrombie, calls for the Bush administration to develop a plan by the end of this year to pull out all American troops from Iraq and to begin the withdrawal by October 1,...

    06/16/2005 7:26:30 AM PDT · by txrangerette · 42 replies · 723+ views
    Self | 6/16/05 | txrangerette
    FReepers, it is past time to spotlight two GOP Congressman who are with Nancy Pelosi in going after our President and our strategy in Iraq, at the same time others are embarrassing us before the world by claiming that we have been embarrassed by our own military and command actions at Gitmo. I had heard about Walter Jones of North Carolina planning to introduce a resolution demanding that the President set a timetable to withdraw from Iraq. I don't know the specifics, if they are as bad as it sounds, but the media including Fox are using it to slam...
  • Worst Generation Refuses to Follow Greatest Generation's Winning Template (Rush)

    06/14/2005 9:50:43 AM PDT · by qam1 · 14 replies · 1,838+ views ^ | 6/14/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: (Story) "A Republican congressman has called for a deadline to pull US troops from Iraq, while other members of President George Bush's party urged his administration to revamp Iraq policy. Republican Walter Jones, a North Carolina conservative, said on ABC's This Week that he would offer legislation this week setting a timetable for the US withdrawal from Iraq. 'I voted for the resolution to commit the troops, and I feel that we've done about as much as we can do,' said Jones, who coined the phrase 'freedom fries' to lash out at the French for opposing...