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  • Jesse Jackson says hits on Jeremiah Wright pain him

    05/21/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2012 | Tim Mak
    Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson defended Monday controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying that it was a “source of pain” to see him criticized in the media. “I know it’s a source of pain for me to see him used as an object of degradation and manipulated the way he’s been used the media as if he’s some sort of enemy of the state. It’s not fair and it’s not true,” said Jackson on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown.” “It pains me to see him used as an object of degradation.” Jackson said that Wright had developed an influential ministry, one that...
  • Wu’s return shows perks don’t vanish (makes RATS very nervous during Hussein's porkulus speech)

    09/13/2011 5:02:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/13/11 | Jordy Yager
    Wu’s return shows perks don’t vanishBy Jordy Yager - 09/13/11 05:00 AM ET Lawmakers’ clear embarrassment over former Rep. David Wu’s (D-Ore.) surprise appearance on the House floor for President Obama’s jobs speech highlights the privileges former members enjoy after leaving Congress. Wu, who gained notoriety last year for sending a picture to his staff of himself dressed in a tiger costume, resigned from his seat in July amid allegations that he sexually assaulted the daughter of a campaign donor. But the disgraceful exit from Congress didn’t prevent Wu from showing up last week to sit with his colleagues during...
  • Leave Congress in disgrace? Collect one million dollars (Wacky Wu scores)

    08/04/2011 10:47:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/28/11
    Leave Congress in disgrace? Collect one million dollarsThe Daily Caller Thu, Jul 28, 2011 Oregon Democratic Rep. David Wu is leaving Congress without his dignity — after donning a tiger costume and allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman — but he will have a generous congressional pension to ease the pain. According to the National Taxpayers Union, Wu stands to benefit from nearly $1 million in pension payments. And his case is far from unique. In fact, congressmen convicted of crimes — including former Reps. James Traficant of Ohio, William Jefferson of Louisiana and Duke Cunningham of California — can...
  • Oregon Rep. David Wu resigns; candidates scramble to replace him

    08/03/2011 7:38:05 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 12 replies ^ | 8/3/11 | Harry Esteve
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. David Wu resigned from office Wednesday, releasing a statement that he has officially ended his job as a member of Congress. The action kicks off what is expected to be a wide-open race for his replacement. It also brings to an inglorious close to Wu's tumultuous 14 years representing Oregon's 1st Congressional District. "Serving as a U.S. Congressman has been the greatest honor of my life," Wu said in a statement accompanying his resignation announcement, effective a minute before midnight. "There is no other job where you get up each day and ask, 'How can I try...
  • David Wu resigns from House amid scandal

    08/03/2011 7:16:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/11 | Jamie Klatell
    Scandal-plagued Rep. David Wu (D-Oregon) resigned from the House of Representatives on Wednesday. A statement from Wu's office said the congressman had notified both Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) of his resignation, which will be effective as of 11:59 p.m. “Serving as a U.S. Congressman has been the greatest honor of my life. There is no other job where you get up each day and ask, ‘How can I try to make the world a better place today?’" Wu said in the statement. “However great the honor and engaging the work,
  • Report: Disgraced Still-Congressman Wu Can Draw Nearly $900,000 In Pension Benefits

    08/03/2011 2:16:34 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-3-2011 | ke Miller
    Report: Disgraced Still-Congressman Wu Can Draw Nearly $900,000 In Pension Benefits Zeke Miller Aug. 3, 2011, 4:13 PM Rep. David Wu (D-OR), the disgraced congressman who pledged to resign after reports surfaced that he had an "unwanted sexual encounter" with the daughter of a campaign donor. National Journal reports Wu could draw as much as $891,000 in pension benefits from the federal government. Wu was first elected in 1998. The report, which surfaced last month, was the latest in a string of scandals for the congressman, who was accused of erratic behavior by staffers during his 2010 reelection campaign. Wu...
  • The Creepy Enablers of Wu

    07/27/2011 4:44:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 27, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Wu-hoo! Welcome to another freaky ethics fiasco brought to you by the D.C. den of dysfunctional Democrats. This one comes clothed in a Tigger costume, wrapped in blinders and bathed in the fetid Beltway odor of eau de Pass le Buck. Liberal David Wu is a seven-term Democratic congressman from Oregon who announced Tuesday that he'll resign amid a festering sex scandal involving the teenage daughter of a longtime campaign donor. He won't, however, be vacating public office until "the resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis." Translation: Call off the U-Haul trucks. Wu's staying awhile. Wu's sexually aggressive, alcohol-addled and erratic...
  • Rush: Another Democrat Sex Fiend Resigns from Congress

    07/26/2011 5:32:59 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 26 July 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: David Wu is resigning from Congress after all. This sex crazed Democrat from the state of Oregon. So now that Wu is resigning from Congress, sex crazed Democrat from Oregon, maybe now it will be safe for the Drive-Bys to cover the story. Now, they won't mention his party affiliation. They won't say that this sex fiend is a Democrat, and if they do say that he's a Democrat, they'll lament the great loss of profound intellect or whatever. So if you're keeping count out there, Wu's resignation will mean the fifth special election this year and the...
  • Rep. David Wu to resign amid sexual scandal

    07/26/2011 11:38:17 AM PDT · by 5thGenTexan · 9 replies
    Yahoo's The Ticket Blog ^ | 7/26/2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket
    Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) announced Tuesday he will resign from Congress following accusations he had unwanted sexual contact with a teenage girl. "I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations," Wu said in a statement.
  • Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon has announced that he is resigning from Congress

    07/26/2011 9:44:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller/AP ^ | 26 Jul 2011
  • Rep. Wu Reportedly Opens Door to Leaving Before End of Term

    07/26/2011 9:36:35 AM PDT · by Danae · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-26-2011 | Fox News
    <p>David Wu has said, per Fox News, that he will resign. Wu had in recent days been accused of an "Unwanted" sexual encounter with the 15 year old daughter of one of his campaign supporters and donors. Most of us call that Rape.</p>
  • Pelosi makes formal request for ethics inquiry of Rep. Wu

    07/25/2011 9:57:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25, 2011 | Daniel Strauss
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) formally requested that the House Ethics Committee investigate Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) on Monday. "Recent press reports and statements attributed to our colleague, Representative David Wu, indicate that he may have engaged in inappropriate activities," Pelosi wrote in a letter to the chairman and ranking member on the committee. "An investigation by the Ethics Committee to determine if the Rules of the House of Representatives have been violated is warranted." Pelosi's letter comes after Pelosi and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) said they would call for an investigation in response to...
  • LA Times: David Wu sex allegations, Another Democrat in hot water

    07/25/2011 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 25, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
    Top House Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, are again calling for the Ethics Committee to investigate one of their own following allegations of sexual misconduct by Oregon Rep. David Wu. "With deep disappointment and sadness about this situation, I hope that the Ethics Committee will take up this matter," Pelosi, the minority leader, said in a statement to reporters late Sunday. The Oregonian reported last week that the young daughter of a longtime Wu campaign donor called the congressman's office this spring accusing him of "an unwanted sexual encounter." The newspaper said that Wu acknowledged the incident, which occurred over Thanksgiving...
  • Wu Talks With Pelosi About Sex Allegation

    07/24/2011 8:35:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 52 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | July 24, 2011
    Portland, Ore. – Congressman David Wu, who earlier this year apologized for bizarre behavior during his most recent re-election campaign, was facing calls for his resignation on Saturday over yet another crisis -- a young woman's reported accusation that she had an "unwanted sexual encounter" with the Democrat three weeks after his election victory in November.
  • Young woman accuses Oregon Rep. David Wu of aggressive, unwanted sexual encounter

    07/22/2011 7:11:22 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 53 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 7/22/2011 | Charles Pope, Janie Har and Beth Slovic
    A distraught young woman called (Democrat) Oregon Rep. David Wu's Portland office this spring, accusing him of an unwanted sexual encounter, according to multiple sources. When confronted, Wu acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual, the sources said. The woman is the daughter of a longtime friend and campaign donor. She apparently did not contact police at the time. One person who heard the voice mail described the woman as upset, breathing heavily and "distraught." In the voice mail, the young woman accused Wu of aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior, according to sources with...
  • ...25 Years in Prison...Smuggling Schemes...Plot to Bring Surface-to-Air Missiles Into United States

    05/11/2011 2:32:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    NOTE The following snippet is a quote: Southern California Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Convictions in Smuggling Schemes, Including Plot to Bring Surface-to-Air Missiles Into United States LOS ANGELES—A Southern California man was sentenced this morning to 25 years in federal prison after being convicted on a series of federal charges related to schemes to smuggle many items into the United States, including surface-to-air missiles designed to shoot down aircraft. Yi Qing Chen, 49, of Rosemead, California, received the 300-month sentence from United States District Judge Dale S. Fischer. Last October, following a two-week trial, a...
  • Name That Party: AP Stops Tagging Troubled 'Centrist' Wu As a Dem

    02/28/2011 9:25:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/28/11 | Tom Blumer
    Oregon residents and news followers nationwide can be forgiven for shaking their heads over the Associated Press's latest item on the misadventures of Congressman David Wu. All of a sudden he's apparently not a Democrat -- well, at least he's not identified as such by the wire service's Jonathan J. Cooper. (Snip) The theory here is that now that Wu's woes have become a more prominent national story, the AP has decided that the party identification of Wu should came to a halt, lest readers get their minds polluted with the craaaaazy idea that politicians in various forms of trouble
  • Oregon Democrat David Wu and his troubled career in Congress

    02/27/2011 7:18:56 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 16 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 27, 2011 | Jeff Mapes
    As a freshman congressman in 1999, Rep. David Wu openly hungered to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee that controls federal spending, even though new members rarely get on the panel. Wu's fellow Oregon Democrats thought any opening should go to Rep. Darlene Hooley. Wu dutifully joined his colleagues in signing a letter to House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., urging her appointment to the committee. But Wu, still heady with his sudden ascent to Congress after winning a come-from-nowhere victory in his first campaign, wouldn't leave it at that -- and in the end, doomed himself and Hooley....
  • Congressman who donned tiger costume files for re-election (Is he nuts?)

    02/26/2011 9:03:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/11 | Daniel Strauss
    Congressman who donned tiger costume files for re-electionBy Daniel Strauss - 02/25/11 07:11 PM ET Despite recent news reports of bizarre behavior and calls for his resignation, Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) has filed for reelection. Wu filed a statement of organization with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday to be able to run for his seat in 2012. Two major Oregon newspapers and Oregon Republicans have been calling for Wu's resignation after revelations, originally reported by The Oregonian, that Wu had been exhibiting strange behavior, including dressing in a tiger costume and sending emails to his staff in the voice...
  • Oregon Dem Rep. Wu Claims Mental Condition Won't Affect Job

    02/26/2011 7:42:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | February 26, 2011
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon congressman facing calls for his resignation from some of the state's largest newspapers said the mental health condition from which he suffers doesn't prevent him from doing his job. U.S. Rep. David Wu told KGW-TV in an interview aired Saturday that he won't specify his mental health issue.