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  • Rep. Lofgren Admits Obama Lacks Constitutional Power to Legalize Illegals

    11/18/2014 8:23:20 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | Lauretta Brown
    Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) proclaimed that “Congress and the Constitution grant the president broad authority to take executive action on immigration policy,” but later acknowledged to CNSNews.com that he lacks “the authority, both statutory and constitutional, to confer any permanent legal status to undocumented immigrants.”
  • As Presidents before Him, Obama Has Authority to Act

    10/31/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    House.gov Press Release ^ | October 30, 2014 | By Nancy Pelosi, Luis V. Gutiérrez & Zoe Lofgren
    Some Republicans claim the President has no authority to act, but they are wrong. The fact is, just as presidents before him, President Obama has broad authority to make our immigration system better meet the needs of our country and reflect our shared values. And every Administration since President Dwight D. Eisenhower has used executive authority to do just that. In addition to taking steps to make our immigration enforcement efforts more humane, there are dozens of reforms that the President can adopt. Two that could have the greatest impact involve the expanded use of his deferred action and “parole”...
  • 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 O’Rourke (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 Israel’s 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 didn’t support the measure. “Because a cease-fire is what we...
  • Holder Admits That,If It Wanted,NSA Could Collect Searches,Emails Just Like Phone Metadata

    04/11/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | April 9 , 2014 | Mike Masnick
    During a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning oversight, Rep. Zoe Lofgren decided to quiz Attorney General Eric Holder about the federal government's surveillance efforts, starting off with a rather simple question. She notes that the bulk phone record collection program is considered to be legal by its supporters, based on Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows for the collection of "business records." So, she wonders, is there any legal distinction between phone records and, say, internet searches or emails? In other words, does the DOJ believe that it would be perfectly legal for the US government to...
  • Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

    04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November." Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • House panel approves broadened ISP snooping bill

    Internet providers would be forced to keep logs of their customers' activities for one year--in case police want to review them in the future--under legislation that a U.S. House of Representatives committee approved today. The 19 to 10 vote represents a victory for conservative Republicans, who made data retention their first major technology initiative after last fall's elections, and the Justice Department officials who have quietly lobbied for the sweeping new requirements, a development first reported by CNET. A last-minute rewrite of the bill expands the information that commercial Internet providers are required to store to include customers' names, addresses,...
  • Rangel Inquiry Finds Evidence Beyond Dispute

    11/15/2010 8:10:33 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 15, 2010 | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
    The House ethics committee ruled on Monday that there was evidence to support 13 counts of misconduct by Representative Charles B. Rangel, and began considering whether to formally convict and recommend punishment against him. The ruling came after a dramatic and puzzling appearance by Mr. Rangel, 80, in which he protested that he could no longer afford to pay his lawyers, and indignantly walked out of the proceedings, calling them unfair. Committee members were unmoved. Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren, Democrat of California, noted dryly that Mr. Rangel, a Harlem Democrat, was responsible for paying his lawyers and that he had been...
  • Dem Ethics Chair Asks Rambling Charlie Rangel to “Be Seated” at Hearing – Video 11/15/10

    11/15/2010 9:08:04 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 15,2010 | Brian
    Here is video of the Democrat Chair of a House Ethics Subcommittee, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, asking embattled Dem Rep. Charlie Rangel to “be seated” after he rambled extensively following her simple question whether there was any objection to the committee counsel’s motion to introduce evidence against Rangel. It is Rangel’s contention he is being denied an attorney at the proceeding, even though it has been his own decision to not to continue retaining an attorney. He claims he cannot afford one, but the committee has said it is not their responsibility to get him a lawyer. After letting him ramble...
  • Feinstein, in San Jose campaign event for Boxer, candidly admits political climate is 'bad'

    10/25/2010 4:55:05 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 11 replies
    Mercury News ^ | October 25, 2010 | Karl Kahler
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in a candid off-camera moment just before a campaign event for her colleague Barbara Boxer in San Jose on Monday, was greeted by a reporter who asked how things are going. Her answer: "Bad." "In the House?" pressed KTVU political editor Randy Shandobil. Feinstein didn't elaborate, but Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, spoke up to offer a more optimistic view of Democrats' chances on Nov. 2.
  • Charlie Rangel AMBUSHED: Liberals Worship Disgraced Congressman

    10/06/2010 6:25:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | October 6, 2010 | Emily Miller
    Disgraced Congressman Charlie Rangel attempted to escape reality by diving into a crowd of adoring lefties at the “One Nation Working Together” rally at the Lincoln Memorial. The Harlem Democrat is about to stand trial to defend against 13 counts of ethical charges by his colleagues in the House, but you wouldn’t know it if you saw him being treated like a rock star on Saturday. Rangel sported enormous black sunglasses and delved into the crowds, who cheered “Charlie, Charlie!” A happy-go-lucky Charlie hugged the fans, glad-handed and yelled “I love you!” Well, Charlie tried to escape reality, but HUMAN...
  • Stephen Colbert, Dems' Trained Clown, Trotted Out to Distract From Obama DOJ Scandal

    09/26/2010 11:25:14 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/24/2010 | John Nolte
    Personally, I completely agree with Glenn Reynolds that having this idiot Colbert testify was nothing more than a Democrat stunt to take the media's eye off the very real and important testimony also taking place today regarding the Justice Department's racism scandals. So the more cringe-worthy and embarrassing Colbert's appearance is, the better. Naturally, the MSM will be all too willing to play along. They fully understand how damaging the DOJ Black Panther case is to the Obama Administration and have no desire to come anywhere near covering it. And of course, there's Stephen Colbert, just as willing to play...
  • Steny Hoyer: Hey, maybe letting Colbert testify in character was inappropriate

    09/26/2010 2:28:18 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Gateway Pundit. Just kidding about the headline, by the way: Hoyer didn’t say that the decision to let Colbert testify was inappropriate. What he said was that the testimony itself was inappropriate and an “embarrassment” — to Colbert. The Democratic leadership is, as always, apparently blameless. John Podhoretz calls it a landmark in the history of unforced errors: Colbert, playing his blowhard-conservative-pseudo-O’Reilly character, was screamingly funny (you can watch him here). Among other things, he attempted to introduce the results of his colonoscopy into the Congressional Record. The members of Congress were screamingly funny too, only unintentionally. There were...
  • Stewart, Colbert announce Washington rallies "Rally to Restore Sanity" Oct 30 [SATIRE]

    09/17/2010 7:59:52 AM PDT · by rface · 16 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 9.17.10 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    Given both hosts' penchant for satire, it was unclear whether the rallies would actually take place............. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have set October 30 as the date for their respective rallies. "A million moderate march, where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, 'We are here! We ... are only here until 6 though, because we have a sitter,'"Stewart said. "Now is not the time to take it down a notch. Now is the time for all good men to freak out for freedom," Colbert said. The announcements...
  • Stephen Colbert to testify before House immigration subcommittee Friday

    09/22/2010 12:28:20 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 107 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2010 | Jonathan Strong
    Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is slated to testify at a congressional hearing Friday on immigration titled “Protecting America’s Harvest,” two sources have told The Daily Caller. One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying “in character,” the Bill O’Reilly-like muse Colbert uses for his show. A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman, confirming Colbert would testify, said the hearing matter was a “serious issue . . . this is not a TV stunt.” Some Republicans have already expressed unhappiness with Colbert witnessing at the hearing, thinking it would make light of a serious issue. The hearing is before the House Judiciary Committee’s...
  • Looking For Mr. Goodwrench

    09/24/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 10 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 9/24/10 | Joy Tiz
    These are the same people who thought putting Al Franken in the Senate was a good idea. So, Democrat genius, Zoe Logfren arranged to have “comedian” Stephen Colbert testify in front of the United States Congress–in character. Colbert’s testimony was essential to crafting a plan for dealing with illegal immigration. Byron York summarizes Colbert’s stirring testimony: "Then Colbert began his testimony, which was an in-character schtick based on a one-day visit to an upstate New York farm. ‘This is America,’ Colbert said. ‘I don’t want a tomato picked by a Mexican.’ As the hearing went on, Colbert said things like,...
  • The Colbert Gambit. Looks Like It Worked.

    09/24/2010 12:42:28 PM PDT · by ocr1 · 19 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | Friday, September 24, 2010 | D-Lo
    (Instapundit) — DISTRACTION: So, yesterday reader John Mark Williams suggested that the Colbert testimony was intended to distract from coverage of Christopher Coates’ testimony about the Justice Department’s racism scandals. If so, it’s worked. Front page of Daily Caller: Colbert. Drudge led with Colbert until the news of the Klein & Zucker firings came out. Limbaugh led off today talking about Colbert. NRO has covered Colbert at The Corner, but not Coates. Washington Examiner headline: Colbert. Looking around other sites, I see more about Colbert than Coates. Hot Air and Power Line did better.But let me quote the Power...
  • "The Colbert Gambit"

    09/24/2010 10:25:02 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 10 replies
    September 24, 2010 DISTRACTION: So, yesterday reader John Mark Williams suggested that the Colbert testimony was intended to distract from coverage of Christopher Coates’ testimony about the Justice Department’s racism scandals. If so, it’s worked. Front page of Daily Caller: Colbert. Drudge led with Colbert until the news of the Klein & Zucker firings came out. Limbaugh led off today talking about Colbert. NRO has covered Colbert at The Corner, but not Coates. Washington Examiner headline: Colbert. Looking around other sites, I see more about Colbert than Coates. Hot Air and Power Line did better. But let me quote the...
  • The Black Panther Distraction – While Colbert Clowns It Up The MSM Ignores Black Panther Hearings

    09/24/2010 12:45:21 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-24-10 | Curt
    Stephen Colbert appearing at the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law has done its job. They wanted to distract everyone from the bombshells coming out of the Black Panther hearings when Christopher Coates testified, and it sure did. Glenn Reynolds: Front page of Daily Caller: Colbert. Drudge led with Colbert until the news of the Klein & Zucker firings came out. Limbaugh led off today talking about Colbert. NRO has covered Colbert at The Corner, but not Coates. Washington Examiner headline: Colbert. Looking around other sites, I see more about Colbert than...
  • Stephen Colbert Goes to Congress

    09/24/2010 1:58:33 PM PDT · by T Christopher · 2 replies
    REPUBLICAN REDEFINED ^ | T Christopher
    You really can't make this stuff up folks.  Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert was invited to Capitol Hill today to address the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security by Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren.  After reading an opening statement, (the first video below) which sounded a lot like his nightly monologue, he quickly came under fire from many on the subcommittee. What blew me away was not that he turned the testimony into a sideshow, but the fact that these mindless idiots wasted the time and taxpayer money to have him there in the first place.  I mean, don't they...
  • The Colbert Disaster

    09/24/2010 1:40:23 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | September 24, 2010 | Neoavatara
    I actually like Stephen Colbert. He is nowhere as funny as Jon Stewart, but he has his moments. But unlike Stewart, he does often have a tin ear. Remember the Journalist banquet when Colbert bashed Bush? It simply was not funny. Today, Colbert had an even worse moment. What Democrat Zoe Lofgren was thinking when she invited Colbert, in character no less, to a Congressional meeting is beyond me. It is an insane idea to begin with: bring in a political satirist, doing his shtick in front of an official meeting of Congress? You might as well have Katy Perry...
  • Colbert Pretends to Testify, Congress Pretends to Listen, and We’re Supposed to Pretend We Care

    09/25/2010 5:24:27 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    At the best of times there’s not a lot you can say about Stephen Colbert you can’t say about hemorrhoids, and no-one unfortunate enough to have witnessed his latest foray into the public eye will have confused this with one of his best times. In case you missed the clip, or just couldn’t get through it for sheer embarrassment and pity, Colbert’s self-immolation can be summarized thus: For reasons best known to his therapist, Colbert chose to use the occasion of his testimony before a House judiciary subcommittee, ostensibly dealing with farm workers and immigration, to recycle a lame and...
  • Harwood On Congressional Colbert: 'One Of Dumbest Stunts I've Ever Seen'

    09/25/2010 8:13:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Harwood was not amused . . . Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC and political writer for the New York Times, offered a surprisingly harsh assessment of Stephen Colbert's testimony, in Colbert Show character, before Congress yesterday. Harwood ripped the episode in response to Lester Holt's observation, on this morning's Today show, that he didn't know whether to cringe or laugh. Harwood had no doubts, saying "it was all cringing for me," and went on to lambaste it from there . . . View video here.
  • Colbert knocks Dems off message

    09/25/2010 9:45:03 AM PDT · by Qbert · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/2010 | Jonathan Allen
    Amid a high stakes struggle to connect with voters, House Democrats turned Friday to celebrity comedian Stephen Colbert to highlight the plight of migrant farm workers. He promptly returned the favor by turning Congress — specifically a Judiciary subcommittee — into his personal comedy club. Ditching his “prepared” testimony, Colbert delivered a punch-lined discourse on his chief qualification as an expert on the issue: A 10-hour stint working the fields. Staying in the character of a faux TV newsman, he also threw in a few one-liners more suitable for a late-night show on Comedy Central or Cinemax than morning C-SPAN....
  • Democrats' Stupid Stephen Colbert Stunt

    09/25/2010 1:34:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Newsweek's The Gaggle ^ | September 24, 2010 | David A. Graham
    With their electoral chances faltering, key votes on "don't ask, don't tell" and the Dream and Disclose acts defeated, and an attempt to push through an extension of the Bush tax cuts stopped in its tracks, what could Democrats do to make themselves look good? Well, there's always the option of inviting a comedian known for attention-grabbing goofiness as an expert witness for a congressional hearing. It's a guaranteed win, right? Or not. At the behest of the United Farm Workers and with the cooperation of Democrats, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert appeared before the immigration subcommittee of the House...
  • Stephen Colbert, Castro Spies and Extremism

    09/25/2010 8:22:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2010 | Humberto Fontova
    Say Glenn Beck regularly hosted a “Christianity-expert” on his show. And say this expert was also an author who thanked Timothy Mc Veigh in the acknowledgements to his book. Say these thanks read as follows, “Timothy Mc Veigh spent long hours with me, helped open doors I could not have pushed through myself: and offered friendship and warmth to myself during research for my book. Timothy Ms Veigh championed this (book) project.” Then say Glenn Beck held a rally in Washington D.C. to counter “Extremism” in America. Might the MSM raise a ruckus? Might they, at the bare minimum, chuckle...
  • Colbert Testimony Served Its Purpose

    09/25/2010 7:47:34 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 09/25/10 | CaroleL
    There's been so much negative buzz following comedian Stephen Colbert's in-character testimony before a congressional subcommittee on immigration that one might think it was a huge mistake on the part of the congresswoman who invited him. But mocking American institutions, wasting taxpayer money and placing a higher value on entertainment than information fits right in with the voters Democrats in general and subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-California) in particular are trying to reach.
  • Should Stephen Colbert be indicted for lying under oath to Congress?

    09/25/2010 6:33:32 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 68 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept. 25, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Should Stephen Colbert be indicted for lying under oath to Congress? That’s what some observant watchers are now smartly asking after Comedy Central’s brutally unfunny comedian—but full-time and major-league clown—Stephen Colbert made a complete mockery of Congress by "testifying" in character and under oath to a House subcommittee on immigration. It was an unpardonable outrage that Colbert—and his unfunny, Bill O’Reilly-imitating schtick—would willfully make himself a party to what amounted to a waste of taxpayer money, a waste of Congress’ hearing time, and a total disrespect of the oath to tell the truth one takes before Congress.
  • The Meltdown Has Happened

    09/24/2010 12:28:33 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 67 replies
    Commentary ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    On Wednesday, upon hearing news that TV stunt comedian Stephen Colbert was to testify before a House panel on immigration, I wrote a blog post called “Scenes from a Political Meltdown” in which I predicted it would not happen, because someone would intervene to prevent the Democratic majority in Congress from making a suicidal error in turning over discussion of an important issue to a master mocker. Well, I was wrong. It happened this morning. Colbert, playing his blowhard-conservative-pseudo-O’Reilly character, was screamingly funny (you can watch him here). Among other things, he attempted to introduce the results of his colonoscopy...
  • LIVE THREAD: House Hearings on Immigrant Farm Workers (Colbert Testimony)

    09/24/2010 7:09:07 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 27 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 09/24/10 | CSPAN.org
    Rep. Zoe Lofgren D, Chair of the House Committee on some such related to Immigration or Workers is holding hearings today. Steven Colbert from the COMEDY CHANNEL is present to testify, IN CHARACTER, about his vast experience on this topic. You can watch live stream at the URL or check out CSPAN-3 on yer telebox communicator. Fox News' Judge Napalitano commented this morning that it is highly irregular for someone to testify under oath while 'in character' pretending to be someone else.
  • Need your help to make Stephen Colbert, Rep. Lofgren look bad (immigration)

    09/23/2010 3:05:40 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 14 replies
    Stephen Colbert has been pitching amnesty and illegal immigration lately, and on Friday he'll be on Capitol Hill (link) (presumably) promoting the AgJobs amnesty and the UFW's TakeOurJobs. The UFW promotes his appearance here. If I can get some help, we might be able to make both Colbert and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (a former immigration lawyer) look bad. Why is this important? Because Colbert has a megaphone, and he and Stewart are trusted by large numbers of people. And, most of those people aren't familiar with the details of immigration matters. This is also an example of very strong illegal...
  • Factcheck.org: Tax money will pay for abortion in the health-care bill

    08/22/2009 7:48:38 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 9 replies · 446+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    We already knew this, thanks to Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Barack Obama himself, but it’s nice to get confirmation from those fine folks at Factcheck.org — an Annenberg project, no less. After Obama tried to paint it as a lie, the National Right to Life Committee insisted that ObamaCare would use taxpayer money to fund abortions. It turns out that they were right: The truth is that bills now before Congress don’t require federal money to be used for supporting abortion coverage. So the president is right to that limited extent. But it’s equally true that House and Senate legislation...
  • Crowd Groans as Dem. Rep. Zoe Lofgren Admits ObamaCare Would Cover Abortions - Video 8/10/09

    08/13/2009 8:50:51 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 818+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 13, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is raw video of California Democrat Rep. Zoe Lofgren at a Community Meeting in San Jose, California on August 10, 2009, where she admitted that abortion procedures would be covered under the Democrats' Government Health Care Plan. This would mean taxpayer money being used for abortions. Many Democrats as well as President Obama have tried to claim ObamaCare would not increase Government involvement in abortion. The crowd groaned loudly when she made the admission. At least Rep. Lofgren was honest about what the bill would do and her feelings about it. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Cat out of the Bag: Dem Congresswoman Admits ObamaCare Covers Elective Abortions

    08/12/2009 3:57:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 104 replies · 2,825+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/12/09 | Peter J. Smith
    SAN JOSE, California, August 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Democratic Congresswoman admitted to her California constituents gathered at a town-hall meeting what the Obama administration has tried desperately to keep quiet: the health care reform bill covers abortions."We know that over 90 percent of abortions are purely elective, not medically necessary. Why is this being covered when abortion is not clearly health care," Ignacio Reyes, a local pro-life advocate, asked Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Cali.) at a San Jose town-hall meeting. As the applause for Reyes subsided, Lofgren, who represents California's 16th Congressional District, responded that the proposed Congressional reforms...
  • Zoe Lofgren Townhall Meeting

    08/10/2009 10:30:26 PM PDT · by super7man · 56 replies · 2,769+ views
    Self | 8/10/09 | Super7man
    I just returned from Zoe Lofgren's Townhall meeting. (Calif Dist. 16) It was held in the Almaden Community Center generally an upper middle class neighborhood. I have to give her guts for showing up. Initially they only allowed 200 people in the room and locked the doors on about 150 people left out in the hall. The San Jose police were in a bit of a quandry as to what to do but eventually just as the meeting started they let us in for SRO in the back. The crowd was 95% anti big government healthcare. (I think the other...
  • Susan Lindauer's Mission to Baghdad ["spy" story -- long, strange]

    08/29/2004 12:38:16 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 16 replies · 2,596+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | August 29, 2004 | DAVID SAMUELS
    In the morning of March 11, 2004, Susan Lindauer woke to find five F.B.I. agents at her front door. After reading her her rights, the agents took Lindauer from her home in Takoma Park, Md., to the F.B.I. field office in Baltimore, where she was charged with having acted as an unregistered agent of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government and otherwise having elevated the interests of a foreign country above her allegiance to the United States. ''The only visible sign of stress is that I'm chain-smoking,'' she said when I met with her recently. Forty-one and free on bail, she wore...
  • Democrats have leverage - Analysis: Hiss by Democrats sign of challenge for Bush

    02/03/2005 8:59:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,281+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/3/05 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON - The standard responses from members of Congress during the president's State of the Union address usually follow a graduated scale of support: from stone silence to polite applause to standing ovation and, finally, the occasional enthusiastic, ``hurrah!'' But as President Bush laid out his case --snip-- he managed to earn a rare response from Democrats that did not bode well for his plans. They hissed. Their reaction came when Bush asserted that Social Security is ``headed toward bankruptcy'' -- a point that most Democrats and some analysts dispute. ``When you start out by stating a premise that's factually...
  • The Face of Treason

    03/15/2004 1:42:06 AM PST · by bogdanPolska12 · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS A BIG PROBLEM named Susan Lindauer, but you would never know this from the reporting by America’s dominant Left-leaning news media. Last Thursday Ms. Lindauer, 41, was arrested in her suburban Washington, D.C. home and charged with “prohibited financial transactions” from, acting as “an unregistered agent of,” and “conspiring” to act as a spy, both before and after the incursion a year ago, for Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS). Known in Arabic as the Mukhabbarat, the IIS has reportedly been involved in terrorist operations, intimidating and killing Iraqi defectors and dissidents, and according to Anwar...
  • Nets Skate Over Liberal & Media Background of Accused Iraq Spy ("Air Sununu" scandal)

    03/12/2004 8:41:17 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies · 399+ views
    MRC ^ | Friday March 12, 2004 | BrentBaker
    Susan Lindauer, a former reporter for U.S. News & World Report, whose byline appeared over some 1991 stories about the "Air Sununu" scandal, was arrested and arraigned in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday, charged with various counts related to working for and accepting payments from the Saddam Hussein regime, in violation of working with a terrorist state. In the late 1980s and early 1990s she worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fortune before jumping to U.S. News in 1990 and then, by 1993, moving into a career as Press Secretary to a series of liberal Democrats: Then Congressmen Peter...
  • Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie deposition

    03/11/2004 10:22:16 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 606+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, March 12, 2004 | By Sherrie Gossett
    Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie depositionFormer Democrat congressional aide was at center of CIA controversy Posted: March 12, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Sherrie Gossett© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Former journalist and congressional press secretary Susan Lindauer, who was arrested yesterday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy before and after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, came to the forefront of politics in 1994 over a controversial meeting she had with an alleged CIA operative based in Syria. That meeting resulted in her giving a deposition in the Lockerbie bombing trial that suggested Libya was innocent of the bombing. The 1994 deposition received...
  • An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet Erratic (Traitor/'Rat Susan Lindauer)

    03/11/2004 8:30:06 PM PST · by Stultis · 32 replies · 822+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12 March 2004 | JAMES DAO
    An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet ErraticBy JAMES DAO Published: March 12, 2004 TAKOMA PARK, Md., March 11 — Susan P. Lindauer wore her liberal politics on her sleeve, as well as on her aging Mazda, where bumper stickers proclaimed her unabashed opposition to the Iraq conflict. "Peace in Iraq through change at home," one said. "War is not the answer," another said. To her neighbors — who described her as gentle if somewhat lonely — Ms. Lindauer was typical of this left-leaning enclave on the northern doorstep of Washington, a place fondly known by its residents as...
  • Lindauer Links- the Enemy Within--

    03/11/2004 4:43:49 PM PST · by backhoe · 32 replies · 781+ views
    various FR links | 03-11-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095652/posts Accused spy for Iraq worked for California congresswoman (Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose)Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/04 | AP- Washington Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Susan Lindauer Revolving Doors   http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095691/posts Saddam Spy Suspect Lindauer: 'I'm an Anti-war Activist'NewsMax ^ | 3/11/04 | Limbacher     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095762/posts American charged in Iraqi conspiracy [Andy Card's distant cousin]CNN ^ | March 11, 2004     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095744/posts How Susan Lindauer Was Caught NRO ^ | 11 March 2004 | Byron York"discussed the need for plans and foreign resources to support [resistance] groups operating within Iraq." Lindauer is a former journalist for U.S. News...
  • AP: ACCUSED SPY IS COUSIN OF BUSH STAFFER

    03/11/2004 4:44:13 PM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 101 replies · 1,226+ views
    AP ^ | 3/11/04
    Today: March 11, 2004 at 16:15:43 PST Accused Spy Is Cousin of Bush Staffer By MATTHEW DALYASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman charged with working for the Iraqi spy agency is a distant cousin of President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew Card, and has held a variety of jobs in journalism and on Capitol Hill. Susan Lindauer, 41, worked in the press offices of four Democratic members of Congress. She also worked for Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fox News. Her father, John Lindauer, was the Republican nominee for governor in Alaska in...
  • American Charged With Spying (For IRAQ) - Update: Former Mosely Braun,Lofren, DeFazio, and Wyden Aid

    03/11/2004 7:44:41 AM PST · by SierraWasp · 751 replies · 4,555+ views
    NEW YORK -- An American citizen was arrested Thursday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy, prosecutors said. Susan Lindauer, 41, was arrested in her hometown of Takoma Park, Md., and was to appear in court later in the day in Baltimore, authorities in New York said.
  • Susan Lindauer's Work Record (not just Moseley-Braun!)

    03/11/2004 11:11:04 AM PST · by The G Man · 84 replies · 317+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/11/04 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    WARNING: The page you have accessed is dependent on JAVASCRIPT which is not supported by your browser. Due to this limitation, you may experience unexpected results within this site. Susan Lindauer's Work Record The woman charged with spying for the Iraqi Intelligence service spent the 1990s working on Capitol Hill.by Katherine Mangu-Ward 03/11/2004 1:48:00 PM ONE SUSAN LINDAUER was arrested today on charges that she acted as a spy for the Iraqi Intelligence service, and accepted $10,000 for the information she gathered. See the full story here. Lindauer is identified as a "Tacoma, MD woman" in news accounts, which...
  • Accused spy for Iraq worked for California congresswoman (Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose)

    03/11/2004 12:57:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 430+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/04 | AP- Washington
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - An American citizen arrested Thursday on charges of spying for Iraq worked briefly as press secretary for a California congresswoman.</p> <p>Susan Lindauer, 41, who prosecutors said accepted $10,000 for working for the Iraqi Intelligence Service before and after the U.S. invasion, was employed by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, for two months in 2002.</p>
  • Do It for Conner (The unbelievable inhumanity of the feminazis)

    05/08/2003 8:56:33 AM PDT · by DED · 15 replies · 259+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 8, 2003 | Kathryn Lopez
    Where have all the women gone? There was Kate Michelman, standing behind Sen. Maria Cantwell and the rest of the obstruction Dems on Capitol Hill last week. Together they once again blasted Texas Supreme Court judge Priscilla Owen — a sister! but an ideological heretic — for being the latest bunker-buster headed for the federal bench in order to destroy the penumbras and emanations-of-penumbras of Roe v. Wade. Or so the liberal Democratic interpretation goes. But why, meanwhile, are the "feminists" nowhere to be seen defending Scott Peterson's right to choose to kill his nearly newborn child? Sure, we all...