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  • Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies

    11/15/2005 10:52:47 AM PST · by parnasokan · 48 replies · 2,034+ views
    november 15, 2005
    Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Here follows an interesting article from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. I make no comment at all other than ‘read it’. Very soon, under the title “The Rockefeller Connection”, I will post something revealing, something important that until now passed completely under the Radar Screen. Stay tuned .. Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Il GIORNALE 13 November 2005 By Gian Marco Chiocci and Mario Sechi October 9 2002, Rome. Elisabetta Burba, journalist with Panorama magazine, crosses Via Veneto. At the American Embassy someone is waiting...
  • Republican Elan Carr Leads Wendy Greuel, Ted Lieu in Race for Henry Waxman's 33rd District Seat

    06/04/2014 9:31:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 6 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4 Jun 2014 | Tina Daunt
    UPDATED: With his strong ties to Israel, Carr came out ahead as the large field of westside Democrats split the vote in Tuesday's Congressional primary. Carr will face State Sen. Ted Lieu in the November general election. California's 33rd Congressional district has long been considered one of the Democrats' most valuable stretches of real estate, but in Tuesday's open primary Republican Elan Carr was the top vote-getter among a field of 18 candidates vying for a chance to advance to the general election. Carr jumped to an early lead as the Democrats split the vote in the race to succeed...
  • Dems push to ban e-cigs on Capitol grounds

    02/05/2014 3:13:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    Seven Democratic lawmakers are pushing to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on the grounds of the Capitol complex as part of a wider campaign against them. Led by the Senate's second-ranking Democrat, Dick Durbin (Ill.), the group called on rulemaking committees in both chambers to include e-cigarettes in the Capitol's existing ban on smoking in public places and near building entrances. "Given preliminary [federal] research finding harmful chemicals present in e-cigarettes, measures should be taken to ensure that the public is equally protected from the potential dangers posed by e-cigarettes and their vapor," the lawmakers wrote Tuesday. Via a...
  • The dream is alive: Sandra Fluke files to run for Congress in California

    02/04/2014 6:41:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 4, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Will the golden age of Henry Waxman-style progressivism continue? Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) seat, according to the state party Web site. A state party delegate confirmed to Post Politics that Fluke has filed and paid the fee to appear on the ballot this weekend. Fluke hasn’t officially announced her campaign or filed with the Federal Election Commission, and she didn’t immediately return a request for comment. But filing for the state party’s endorsement means she’s now officially part of the process.
  • Sandra Fluke files in California for congressional bid

    02/04/2014 6:34:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Women's rights activist Sandra Fluke appears to be moving forward with a run for Congress. Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) seat, according to the state party Web site.
  • NewsReal – The News Not Reported (Week Ending 2/1/2014)

    02/03/2014 6:29:31 AM PST · by mononymous
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 2/3/2014 | Mononymous1
    The following is mostly satire! President Obama presented his state of the union speech to a joint session of Congress. The speech was widely criticized from both the left and right almost immediately after it was delivered. However, there was almost unanimous agreement that the President could have made his case on the issues stronger by employing the Mandela funeral sign language interpreter. The SOTU speech was used to address a key issue for the President and his party, “income inequality.” On this topic, he said, “An individual’s talent means nothing; just ask my union supporters. If my friends in...
  • As Miller, Waxman leave Congress, Democrats lose the force

    02/02/2014 4:10:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 2/01/14 | Willie Brown
    **SNIP** In Congress, how much you raise depends on your committee jobs - especially chairmanships - and the influence you've built up with the people who donate money. Miller and Waxman have been at the top of the heap for Pelosi. And since both represent safe Democratic districts, the money they raise can be redistributed to candidates running in tight races. It will be years before their respective replacements will be able to carry that kind of weight. The two people who take Miller's and Waxman's seats will be on political welfare.
  • What now for Pelosi?

    01/31/2014 6:35:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 31, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    The retirement of two of Nancy Pelosi's closest confidants is raising questions about whether the House Democratic leader's reign could be nearing an end. The pending departures of Reps. George Miller and Henry Waxman mean Pelosi will have to do without her most trusted lieutenants if she decides to run again as Democratic leader. The two fellow California Democrats helped engineer the major achievements of her speakership on healthcare and climate change, and could be counted on during good times and bad. One former Democratic leadership aide described the loss as “a substantial changing of the guard” – a transition...
  • Obama Calls Waxman One of the Best Ever Lawmakers Ever

    01/30/2014 6:12:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/30/14 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama today lauded retiring 20-term Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) as one of the most accomplished legislators of all time. “Early in the 20th Century, Henry Waxman’s grandparents came to America, the land of opportunity, and found a place where they could build a better life for themselves and their families. Over the course of 40 years in Congress, their grandson has fought to give every American family that same chance,” Obama said in a statement. “Thanks to Henry’s leadership, Americans breath cleaner air, drink cleaner water, eat safer food, purchase safer products, and, finally, have access to quality, affordable...
  • After explaining at length why he’s running again, Waxman abruptly announces retirement

    01/30/2014 9:06:40 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 42 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/30/14 | David Freddoso
    ...But what’s interesting about the decision of Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is that just last month — on December 11 to be precise — he made a lengthy post on his campaign blog about why he’s running again in 2014...
  • Dem Casualty List Grows

    01/30/2014 8:43:04 AM PST · by gooblah · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2014, 8:39 | Mike Flynn
    Each week, it seems another Democrat lawmaker announces their retirement from Congress. On Thursday, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) joined the growing list. It is only January, but 11 Democrat lawmakers have said they are quitting at the end of this current term.
  • Rep. Henry Waxman [liberal champion] to retire from Congress

    01/30/2014 8:04:39 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 167 replies
    La Times ^ | 1/30/14 | Richard Simon
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Henry A. Waxman, whose legislative record has made him one of the country’s most influential liberal lawmakers for four decades, announced Thursday that he will retire from his Westside seat, the latest in a wave of departures that is remaking the state’s long-stable congressional delegation.
  • Waxman: Selling Individual Insurance is 'Abuse'

    10/30/2013 11:11:25 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/30/2013 | Joel Pollak
    Following Waxman, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) compared the cancellations to the government forcing drivers to trade in Fords to buy Ferraris. Under Waxman's logic, the fact that consumers might benefit from cheaper plans, even if those plans did not offer the same array of benefits, is irrelevant. The free choice of individual consumers and insurance providers offering a legal and beneficial product is defined as "abuse." Under Waxman's definition, a student graduating from a professional school who happened to be older than 26 (and hence ineligible to stay on his or her parents' insurance) and who found a job in...
  • Waxman: I Logged Onto on My iPad During Hearing So It’s All Good

    10/25/2013 3:18:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 24, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    The ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee downplayed the mounting concerns about the efficacy and integrity of the website because he was able to log on while fiddling around on his mobile device during today’s hearing. Contractors including CGI Federal appeared before the committee today to answer questions about the failure of the Obamacare exchange website, but no administration officials testified. “We are disappointed that the system is not in place and running the way we envisioned. But the contractors have given us assurances that they think everything will be every day better to the point...
  • Henry Waxman: Let’s get real, these ObamaCare glitches are the private sector’s fault

    10/23/2013 7:25:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    You might have thought that the ultimate culpability for the current problems plaguing ObamaCare belong to the administration that sloppily designed, forcefully passed, and hastily implemented the gigantic redistribution project — but you would have been wrong. Ranking Democrat of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the one holding the health care hearing this Thursday, is here to tell you why: KIRSTEN WELKER: Based on what you know right now, was the president or Secretary Sebelius made aware of those problems before this system was launched?WAXMAN: I don’t have any information about that, but no one could have possibly known...
  • Best-selling author Marianne Williamson running for US House seat in California

    10/21/2013 9:44:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 13 replies
    AllVoices ^ | Oct 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM PDT
    Marianne Williamson running for Congress Best-selling author Marianne Williamson is running for the US House of Representatives in California's 33rd District. Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author whose “A Return to Love” spent 39 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 1992, announced Sunday that she is running as an independent for the US House of Representatives in California’s 33rd District, a seat currently held by 74-year old Democrat Henry Waxman, one of the most powerful members of Congress. Williamson, who made her candidacy official Sunday afternoon at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, has written extensively about the...
  • Federal Gun Bill to Ban AR-15 Lower Receiver & Parts

    08/16/2013 6:16:46 AM PDT · by liizo · 43 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 8/16/2013 | EFRK
    Currently, there's a bill (H.R. 2910) that will make it illegal to purchase lower receiver parts of any rifle. This bill was written by Henry Waxman (D-Cal.) has six other sponsors supporting it, obviously all are Democratic. Read about the H.R. 2910 bill here - yeh, this also includes barrels too not just lower receiver parts, and for any type of rifle. Is there going to be an increase in sales for these lower parts?
  • California Representative Henry Waxman Introduces Bill to Ban "Assault Weapons" Parts Kits

    As California Congressman Henry Waxman promised, he has introduced a Bill to ban the sale of “Parts kits” for “Assault Rifles, Assault Shotguns, and Assault Pistols." This also includes a ban on Receiver blanks. The Bill defines an “assault weapons parts kit as: “ any part or combination of parts not designed and intended for repair or replacement but designed and intended to enable a consumer who possesses all such necessary parts to assemble a semiautomatic assault weapon…” Which raised the question of vagueness in the law as to which components of an “Assault Weapons Parts Kits” could be sold...
  • Lawmakers Release Carbon Emissions Tax Plan (Waxman, Blumenauer, Whitehouse, Schatz)

    03/20/2013 3:29:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/13/13 | JOHN M. BRODER
    **SNIP** Mr. Waxman, joined by Representative Earl Blumenauer, Democrat of Oregon, and Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii, both Democrats, distributed a relatively simple proposal to impose a fee on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, factories, refineries and other major sources. The idea of a carbon tax, long favored by many economists as the most straightforward way of deterring pollution, has been kicking around the Capitol for years, but has never gained a broad following. The plan contains three potential per-ton prices for carbon pollution, $15, $25 or $30, and a range of annual...
  • World's Ugliest Man -Rep Henry Waxman(D-Ca)- Feeling REAL Pressure From a Political Novice

    11/02/2012 10:08:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Liberal, aloof, and ugly no way to go through life son Left-wing moonbat Henry Waxman is one of just two surviving members of the large Democratic freshman class of 1975... unfortunately, he has come to be one of the most influential members of the US House of Representatives....Serving an out-there liberal Beverly Hills-West LA-Malibu-Santa Monica-SF Valley-South Bay district in various forms over the years, he never won re-election with less than 61% of the vote. Waxman has been re-elected 16 times, never facing substantive opposition. He faced no major-party opposition in 1986, and even ran completely unopposed in 2008.  Waxman's beloved pup...
  • GOP slams White House for suspected coffee shop meetings

    05/05/2011 6:15:02 AM PDT · by Dacula · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5-3-11 | Sara Jerome
    House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee raised concerns at a Tuesday hearing that White House staffers hold meetings at a nearby Caribou Coffee to avoid disclosure requirements. "White House staff apparently purposely schedule meetings at the Caribou Coffee around the corner from the White House so that those meetings won’t show up on the White House logs," said Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Calif.), chairman of the Oversight subcommittee. Republicans portrayed the White House as failing to live up to campaign promises on transparency. Stearns pointed to President Obama, who as a candidate said healthcare negotiations would air on C-SPAN,...
  • Is Henry Waxman in danger of losing his seat? (GOP challenger making inroads)

    07/19/2012 3:07:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/19/2012 | Rick Moran
    First elected in 1974, Waxman has never had to so much as breathe hard to win elections to congress. But this time may be different as Politico explains: _______________________ But in an interview, Waxman said he would be directing nearly all his money toward his own reelection this time around. He said he's assembling a campaign team and will be ramping up his fundraising efforts in the weeks ahead. "Quite frankly, I haven't had to run a serious campaign in quite a long time, but now, I'm going to," Waxman told POLITICO. "I'm not going to take anything for granted."...
  • Waxman: ‘Some people call it a recession, I think it’s a depression’ [ Video at link ]

    07/02/2012 5:13:01 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies ^ | July 2 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D., Calif.) said the economy is in a depression, in an interview with C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers.” Video at link.
  • Batboy Named Algae Czar

    02/24/2012 8:39:51 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/24/2012 | Snarky Basterd
    DISTRICT OF CRIMINALS -- Fresh off blowing hot air at the press about the dire need to move U.S. energy dependence from oil to algae, President Barack Downgrade Obama today took daring steps, naming Batboy as the nation’s first Algae Czar. In his first official decree, Batboy, who has lived openly in public for 27 years as Congresscriminal Henry Waxman from California, announced the president will issue an executive order later today to create the Dental Algae Reclamation Project, to be funded by confiscated tax returns of the 1%. Read More
  • Waxman Says Republicans are Like Terrorists

    01/29/2012 6:48:30 PM PST · by bkopto · 30 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | Jan 27, 2012 | John
    This happened yesterday and so far there’s no video: California Rep. Henry Waxman, the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the coauthor of the 2009 cap-and-trade climate change bill, decried efforts by the GOP to force the Obama administration into approving a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.“They want to use legislation as a way to act like terrorists. They hold things as hostage,” Waxman said. “We almost couldn’t fund the government because Republicans wanted to hold that idea hostage, we almost couldn’t pay our debts because the Republicans wanted to hold that legislation hostage to...
  • Waxman: (obsessive) GOP 'so stupid' to include Keystone pipeline in payroll tax package

    01/26/2012 4:50:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/12 | Mike Lillis
    Waxman: GOP 'so stupid' to include Keystone pipeline in payroll tax packageBy Mike Lillis - 01/26/12 05:15 PM ET A senior Democrat on the payroll tax conference panel had some strong words Thursday for Republicans hoping to attach Keystone pipeline language to the package. "That is so stupid, already, for them to be pushing the Keystone pipeline issue in this bill, in this conference," Rep. Henry Waxman told reporters gathered near the Chesapeake Bay for the Democrats' annual caucus retreat. "The pipeline issue is one that the Republicans are obsessing over." The California Democrat suggested that a provision forcing approval...
  • 'I'm The Chairman!' Waxman Gets Chewed Out During Keystone Hearing

    01/25/2012 12:01:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    fox ^ | 1/25/12 | CSPAN
    Politics January 25, 2012 'I'm The Chairman!' Waxman Gets Chewed Out During Keystone Hearing Fire it up 80 Share “Are you calling the Koch brothers during the recess?” Angered by Waxman’s political posturing, Whitfield took a shot at the Obama Administration and Solyndra. “If you want to talk about that, let’s talk about the millions of dollars the Obama administration gave companies like Solyndra and people like George Kaiser and other campaign bundlers,” Whitfield fumed. “Why are you interrupting members and then you take unlimited time for yourself?” Waxman responded. “I’m the chairman! And I’m telling you right now we’re...
  • National Climate Ethics Campaign

    11/30/2011 9:27:36 AM PST · by Enchante · 24 replies
    National Climate Ethics Campaign ^ | 11/30/2011 | National Climate Ethics Campaign
    The National Climate Ethics Campaign is pleased to announce that the "Statement of Our Nation’s Moral Obligation to Address Climate Change" will be released Wednesday, November 30 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Room 406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building (The Environment and Public Works Hearing Room). There are now over 1200 signers on the climate ethics statement. Please send the message pasted below to organizations, listservs, and people that might endorse it.
  • Waxman (RAT-California) to Issa: Get Solyndra facts straight (Darrell answers back)

    09/28/2011 4:38:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/11 | Ben Geman
    Waxman to Issa: Get Solyndra facts straightBy Ben Geman - 09/27/11 07:32 AM ET Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is rebutting House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) claim that Waxman helped the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra secure its $535 million federal loan guarantee. Waxman said in a letter to Issa on Monday that he had no role in the financing. “I am writing to let you know that I had no involvement in the selection of the Solyndra loan. In fact, the first time I met with representatives from Solyndra was in July 2011, when the company’s...
  • Waxman: Jews vote Republican ‘to protect their wealth’

    09/15/2011 2:08:11 PM PDT · by danielmryan · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 15, 2011 | Steven Nelson
    Democrats working to explain the loss of a ‘safe’ congressional seat in this week’s special election to replace disgraced New York Rep. Anthony Weiner have come up with some startling conclusions. California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, a prominent Jewish congressman, explained that some Jews are selecting not to vote for Democrats because “they want to protect their wealth, which is why a lot of well-off voters vote for Republicans.” One of the more common narratives emerging after the election in New York’s 9th Congressional District is that the district’s large Jewish population was alienated by President Obama’s policies on Israel,...
  • Waxman: Jews May Vote Against Obama Because 'They Feel They Want to Protect Their Wealth'

    09/13/2011 1:33:07 PM PDT · by DManA · 61 replies
    JammieWearingFool blog ^ | September 13, 2011 | JammieWearingFool
    Republican Bob Turner is poised to win the the special election in NY-9 today and loathsome Democrat Henry Waxman offers his unique spin why Jewish voters are fleeing Obama in droves.
  • Waxman calls for national climate-change-education push

    07/31/2011 3:58:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies ^ | July 20, 2011 | Andrew Restuccia
    The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday urged Energy Secretary Steven Chu to launch a national climate-change-education campaign. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), in a letter to Chu, said the public’s understanding of climate change is “diminishing” in part because there are “powerful vested interests in the oil and coal industries successfully fanning disbelief.”
  • Waxman calls for national climate-change-education push

    07/20/2011 10:19:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Waxman calls for national climate-change-education push By Andrew Restuccia - 07/20/11 10:16 AM ET The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday urged Energy Secretary Steven Chu to launch a national climate-change-education campaign. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), in a letter to Chu, said the public’s understanding of climate change is “diminishing” in part because there are “powerful vested interests in the oil and coal industries successfully fanning disbelief.” “I ask you to investigate the disconnect that appears to be growing between the scientific and the public understanding of climate change,” Waxman said. “I hope you will...
  • Report: $6 billion missing in Iraq may have been stolen (U.S. sent cash - Iraq now wants it back)

    06/14/2011 7:33:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/14/11 | Tucker Reals
    Report: $6B missing in Iraq may have been stolenBy Tucker Reals June 14, 2011 7:35 AM The man Congress put in charge of auditing the billions of dollars dumped on Iraq after Saddam Hussein was toppled has told the Los Angels Times he can't rule out the possibility that $6.6 billion in cash sent from the U.S. was stolen. Special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction Stuart Bowen told the Times the missing money may represent "the largest theft of funds in national history." It was not, it is crucial to note here, U.S. tax-payer dollars which have gone missing in...
  • Democrats probe Koch's interest in oil sands pipe

    05/20/2011 3:47:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 20 2011 | Reuters
    Democratic U.S. lawmakers have asked Congressional panels to look into whether Koch, an energy company led by brothers who are powerhouses in conservative politics, will benefit if the Obama administration approves a $7 billion pipeline to bring crude from Canada into the United States. U.S. Representatives Henry Waxman and Bobby Rush wrote a letter on Friday to Republicans chairing the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and one of its subcommittees, asking them to request documents from Koch Industries regarding the extent to which the company would benefit if the Keystone XL oil sands line would be built. Privately held...
  • Waxman breaks own rule by outing whistleblower at NRC hearing

    05/09/2011 8:26:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/11 | John Rossomando
    California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman was among the loudest proponents of whistleblower protections during the Bush years ̶ particularly when the subject was the Iraq war ̶ but GOP staffers say his attitude seems to have changed with the shift to a Democratic administration. Waxman spoke out loudly for protecting whistleblowers from “incompetent management” (Snip) Waxman chose to ignore a large stamp stating “NOT FOR PUBLIC DISCLOSURE” on a series of emails between Dan Grazer, the data manager for the NRC’s Yucca Mountain licensing program, and Judge Roy Hawkins, the chief administrative judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board,
  • Jim Inhofe to Democrats: 'Get a life' (not amused by snarky RAT amendments)

    04/07/2011 8:28:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/05/11 | DARREN GOODE
    Jim Inhofe to Democrats: 'Get a life'By DARREN GOODE | 4/5/11 3:08 PM EDT Sen. Jim Inhofe has a simple message to House Democratic critics of the Republican plan to derail EPA climate change regulations: “Get a life.” The Senate Environment and Public Works ranking member wasn’t amused by the series of snarky Democratic amendments to rename the GOP legislation preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) offered a series of amendments to the House measure — which Inhofe is pushing in the Senate — to change the title of the...
  • Rep. Waxman: Climate Change is 'Moral Issue' Comparable To Civil Rights

    03/07/2011 4:36:22 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Rep. Waxman: Climate Change is 'Moral Issue' Comparable To Civil Rights Monday, March 07, 2011 By Eric Scheiner ( - During a speech at the Center for American Progress Monday, Rep. Henry Waxman claimed that climate change is a “moral issue” while criticizing the GOP for their attempts to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Republicans have adopted “anti-science views” and compared the climate change issue to the debate in America on civil rights. “Climate change is an environmental issue, it’s an economic...
  • Dem: GOP the 'party of [junk] science deniers'

    03/07/2011 5:30:41 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 12 replies
    The ^ | March 7, 2011 | Andrew Restuccia
    The Republican Party is the “party of science deniers,” a top House Democrat said Monday. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), an ardent proponent of climate-change legislation, criticized Republicans for their attempts to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions during a speech at the Center for American Progress Monday. “I’ve never been in a Congress where there was such an overwhelming disconnect between science and policy,” Waxman, the former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said. “Republicans in Congress have become the party of science deniers, and that is profoundly dangerous,” he said. Waxman lamented...
  • Dem: GOP the 'party of science deniers'

    03/07/2011 11:02:12 AM PST · by Justaham · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-7-11 | Andrew Restuccia
    The Republican Party is the “party of science deniers,” a top House Democrat said Monday. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), an ardent proponent of climate-change legislation, criticized Republicans for their attempts to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions during a speech at the Center for American Progress Monday. “I’ve never been in a Congress where there was such an overwhelming disconnect between science and policy,” Waxman, the former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said. “Republicans in Congress have become the party of science deniers, and that is profoundly dangerous,” he said. Waxman lamented...
  • Waxman wins testy skirmish in global warming hearing ( Wouldn't let Sen Inhofe Respond)

    02/09/2011 1:02:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3:06 PM 02/09/2011 | Jonathan Strong - The Daily Caller
    House Republicans are vowing to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from taking a unilateral approach on global warming and imposing strict new regulations that could impact broad segments of the economy. They are holding a hearing Tuesday about a new GOP bill aimed at stopping the EPA in its tracks. But the hearing appeared to be difficult for the former chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Henry Waxman. Waxman is the architect of the cap-and-trade legislation that passed the House in the last Congress and has long fought for strict new rules to address climate change. Waxman appeared...
  • Was GM/UAW Behind Toyota Bashing?

    02/09/2011 11:43:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | February 9, 2011 | Mark Modica
    One year after federal prosecutors opened a criminal investigation in to Toyota's unintended acceleration safety issues, a ten month investigation came to the conclusion that there were no electronic flaws that led to accidents involving Toyota vehicles. The causes were attributed to driver error and sticky accelerator pedals and floor mats. These were the exact causes that Toyota pointed to when congressional leaders decided to attack the automaker at a time when General Motors was struggling to regain sales after exiting its bankruptcy. The SEC subpoenaed documents from Toyota back in February of 2010 when the criminal investigation began. Members...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • House Dem says Oversight panel on healthcare law 'fishing expedition' (Waxman on waivers probe)

    02/04/2011 4:09:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/11 | Jason Millman
    House Dem says Oversight panel on healthcare law 'fishing expedition'By Jason Millman - 02/03/11 12:35 PM ET The ranking Democrat on a powerful House committee is accusing the new Republican leadership of abusing its investigatory powers after they launched several investigations into the new healthcare reform law. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said he supports oversight, but believes the Republican efforts on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are politically motivated and probe too deep. “I do not believe your oversight powers justify going on fishing expeditions or making extensive requests for internal e-mails and other communications where there is no...
  • Waxman, Frank: To Hell with the Constitution!

    01/04/2011 7:11:56 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 83 replies ^ | January 4, 2011 | Roger F. Gay
    The House Republican majority has said it will require members to cite the specific authority for any bill they introduce.House Democrats are lining up to ridicule a closely related rule that the Republican majority has said it will adopt, requiring members to cite the specific constitutional authority for any bill they introduce. "It's an air kiss they're blowing to the tea party," says Barney Frank, outgoing chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Henry Waxman, outgoing chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, all but dismissed any role for Congress in assessing the constitutionality of its actions: "Whether it...
  • Elijah Cummings: I'm ready for Darrell Issa (enlists Nostrolitus Waxman)

    12/30/2010 7:21:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 10+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/30/10 | JAKE SHERMAN
    Elijah Cummings: I'm ready for Darrell IssaBy JAKE SHERMAN | 12/30/10 4:33 AM EST Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has a message for House Republicans ready to launch a slew of new investigations next year: Bring it on. With Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) chairing the powerful Government Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings is poised to be a frequent presence on television and a foil to an aggressive Republican majority which has vowed staunch oversight of the executive branch. “I live in the neighborhood where The Wire was filmed,” Cummings says, trying to project some of his Baltimore toughness as he takes...
  • VIDEO: NewsBusted 12/17/2010

    12/18/2010 4:07:07 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 2 replies
    NewsBusted ^ | 12/17/2010 | Jodi Miller
  • Environmental Defense Fund admits propaganda effort against natural gas exploration is bunk

    10/28/2010 2:18:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/27/10 5:30 PM EDT | Mark Hemingway
    In January, the documentary Gasland won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary attacked the process of “fracking,” which involves pumping a solution that is 99 percent sand and water, plus a few trace chemicals, underground at high pressure. This creates fractures in the rock formations that allow oil and gas to flow to collection points. The film claimed that the process pollutes groundwater with devastating consequences. (For more on Gasland and fracking, see this article from the Examiner’s “Big Green” series in September.) Multiple EPA studies have shown fracking is safe and effective, but the...
  • “Smoking Gun” Letter reveals Henry Waxman helped anti war group that aided the enemy in Iraq

    10/20/2010 6:14:33 PM PDT · by UpInArms · 26 replies
    LOS ANGELES – California 30th Congressional District candidate Charles “Chuck” Wilkerson is calling for a U.S. Justice Department probe into official conduct by U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman that helped an American anti war group gain entry into Iraq where it distributed aid to families of insurgents fighting U.S. troops. “The letter posted by Andrew Breitbart today is a smoking gun,” Wilkerson said today. “It’s bad enough having Henry Waxman vote against funding our troops in combat, but to actively assist getting aid to people who killed and wounded Americans on the battlefield is beyond forgiveness. If aid and comfort were...
  • An Enemy Within -- Code Pink and Its Democrat Enablers

    10/19/2010 8:14:23 AM PDT · by The Shrew · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2010 | Scott Swett
    Last week, American Thinker published evidence that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-CA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) made it possible in 2004 for Code Pink and other radical groups to deliver $600,000 in cash and supplies to enemy insurgents and their families in Fallujah. Two days later, Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson posted the diplomatic letter Waxman wrote to assist Code Pink's mission. Waxman's Republican opponent, Korean War veteran and former Marine Chuck Wilkerson, calls the letter a "smoking gun." He adds, " ... to actively assist getting aid to people who killed and...