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  • Dems Say Adios to Mexico City

    05/17/2019 5:32:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | May 17, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    It's a surreal thing to tune into a committee mark-up and see Democrats singing "Happy birthday to you." Before February, nothing about that would have seemed mildly ironic. But in a House majority that thinks birth days aren't always worth celebrating, Rep. Nita Lowey's (D-N.Y.) song suddenly feels a little off. Especially when that same chairwoman goes on to spend the next three hours arguing that Americans should make sure babies overseas never get born. If Democrats get their way, there will be no "Happy birthday" song for who knows how many children. In the majority's debate over State Foreign...
  • Student charged with wiretapping after livestreaming meeting at Maryland Rep. Harris' office

    02/15/2019 7:43:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 14, 2019 | Lillian Reed and Jeff Barker
    A Salisbury University student has been charged with illegal wiretapping after prosecutors said he streamed a meeting with a congressional staffer for Maryland Rep. Andy Harris via Facebook Live without permission. Jake Burdett, 20, was charged last week with two felony counts of making an illegal recording and distributing the video filmed during a Maryland Marijuana Justice rally at Harris’s Salisbury office in October, the state prosecutor’s office announced Thursday. Marijuana legalization protesters have long tangled with Harris, who in 2014 worked to block full legalization of the drug in the District of Columbia. A protest outside the Republican’s Capitol...
  • Violence, Threats, and the Christian Response

    10/04/2018 4:48:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 3, 2018 | Tony Perkins, et al.
    Being conservative is a dangerous business these days. Congressman Andy Harris (R-Md.) is the latest Republican to find that out, Capitol Police say. A clash over marijuana policy outside Dr. Harris's office turned violent when a group of protestors stormed into Harris's office and assaulted him. Huffington Post reporter Jennifer Bendery was there and tweeted that Congressman Harris was "trying to hold his office door closed but was not successful." The demonstrators, she insisted, "were smoking weed."Across town, officials were busy investigating at least two packages of ricin that had been sent to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Admiral John...
  • Twitter: Capitol Police Respond to Assault of Republican

    10/02/2018 10:14:28 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    There is what appears to be a female protester laying on the ground. Medics have just arrived and are working on her in some capacity. There is a smell of weed in the air here.
  • [from Twitter] Protestors Assault Rep. Andy Harris in Capitol Office

    10/02/2018 10:21:55 AM PDT · by sitetest · 103 replies
    Jemmider Bendery's Twitter feed ^ | October 2, 2018 | Jennifer Bendery, HuffPo
    Jennifer Bendery Verified account @jbendery Follow Follow @jbendery More Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) just had his office door pushed through and was assaulted by demonstrators, a Cap Police officer tells me 9:37 AM - 2 Oct 2018
  • Congressmen give Paul Manafort donations to hospital, pregnancy center

    09/14/2018 12:01:42 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 1 replies
    The two members of Congress who received campaign contributions from convicted Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort have selected charities to receive the funds, their spokespeople tell the Washington Examiner. Reps. Andy Harris, R-Md., and Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., are the only current members of Congress to receive contributions from Manafort, who pleaded guilty to foreign lobbying and witness tampering crimes Friday after being convicted of tax and bank fraud last month. Harris, who received $500 during his first campaign for Congress in 2008, will give the funds to the Pregnancy Center North, campaign coordinator Nicole Beus said. The Baltimore-based center says...
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • In Three Weeks, America Will Find Out Who Jeff Sessions Really Is

    04/19/2018 4:56:04 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 58 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Florida Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis, along with 10 other GOP members of the House, sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday, detailing formal criminal referrals against James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch and Andrew McCabe. While Sean Hannity and other conservative radio and TV talk show hosts played the letter up as if it is a momentous event, the truth is that it makes referrals that are already being acted upon by the Attorney General. Sessions has already and repeatedly made it clear that...
  • Criminal Referral to Justice Department Regarding Comey, McCabe, Clinton, Strzok and Others

    04/18/2018 12:26:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    Rep. Ron DeSantis Website ^ | April 18, 2018 | Rep. Ron DeSantis
    Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today sent a letter, along with several colleagues, to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and US Attorney John Huber, asking them to investigate several Obama-era officials for potential violation(s) of federal statutes. These officials include former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Counsel Lisa Page, among others. Read the criminal referral here. The following members have joined DeSantis in this call for equal application of the law:...
  • Meet the Maryland Conservative Who Aims to Take Over the House’s Largest GOP Caucus

    10/19/2016 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Like most Americans, but unlike most of the other 434 members of the House of Representatives, Andy Harris pulls a lengthy commute to work each day. One way and without traffic, the Maryland Republican says he can go door to door in an hour and a half from his home in Cockeysville to his office on Capitol Hill. But if he hits traffic, it takes almost three hours just to get to work. Harris doesn’t mind. As a physician, he says he’s used to long hours in the operating room and, as a single father, the 60-mile trek is necessary...
  • DC Mayor Says City "Exploring" Suing Congress Over Marijuana Legalization

    01/05/2015 12:56:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    This morning on Meet the Press, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the city will "explore every option" in regards to getting Initiative 71 enforced in the city. Initiative 71, which would have permitted the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, was passed with overwhelming support on Election Day, yet was blocked by Congress. Bowser had previously been against legalized marijuana, but has since changed her position to align with the will of the voters of the District of Columbia. Bowser also said that she intends on "forging a path" for increased autonomy in the District of Columbia. Mayor...
  • Congress Plans to Partially Defund DC Pot Initiative

    12/10/2014 12:43:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Sean Piccoli
    A congressional deal to avert another government shutdown contains a provision to stop the District of Columbia from allowing the sale of marijuana, angering supporters of a pro-pot initiative that D.C. voters approved overwhelmingly in November, The Washington Post reports. The anti-pot measure — a budget "rider" slipped into a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill that would keep the government running past Thursday — could prevent the nation's capital from joining Colorado and Washington as legal weed havens. The measure does not overturn the results of Initiative 71, the legalization referendum that passed on Nov. 4 with more than 60...
  • Holder Claims DOJ Never Sought to End Louisiana Voucher Program

    04/08/2014 4:32:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/7/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Friday that the Justice Department (DOJ) never intended to stop the Louisiana school voucher program, despite his agency’s lawsuit that requested a permanent injunction against school choice scholarships.Under questioning before a House appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Andy Harris (R., Md.) got into a heated exchange after asking Holder if the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division was responsible for the lawsuit “against” the state’s scholarship program, which allows students to flee failing schools.“You buy into a premise that’s not correct,” Holder said. “That was not the division that was doing anything of that nature in Louisiana.”“We were...
  • Cardin: House GOP won't compromise

    09/23/2013 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    stardem.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | JOSH BOLLINGER
    EASTON — After spending the weekend in St. Michaels, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., was in Easton on Sunday, Sept. 22, to talk politics and what's going on in Washington, D.C. "What's going on in Washington today is outrageous," Cardin said. "We can't get the Republicans to sit down and take on the responsibilities to govern." On Friday, the House passed a continuing resolution that would defund the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but would fund the government through Dec. 15, 2013. If the bill doesn't make it through the Senate by the end of September, it would force a...
  • GOP REP: ZIMMERMAN WAS ACQUITTED, 'GET OVER IT' (House to look at DOJ if they pursue Zimmerman)

    07/16/2013 7:58:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/16/2013 | by LARRY O'CONNOR
    "Get over it." That's the message from a Republican congressman to the protests over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the murder trial of Trayvon Martin. Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) also said that the House might need to take a look at the Justice Department's actions if they needlessly pursue federal charges against Zimmerman. Harris (R-MD) appeared on "Mornings on the Mall" on WMAL in Washington DC Tuesday with me and co-host Brian Wilson. After a discussion about this week's House vote delaying the employee mandate for the Affordable Care Act, the conversation turned to the dominant news story of the week,...
  • The GOP congressman who destroyed Obama’s sequester scare story

    03/13/2013 9:07:49 AM PDT · by MissTed · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/12/13 | Byron York
    The Obama administration has employed a variety of tactics to frighten the public about the possible consequences of sequestration. Air-traffic control towers will be shuttered. Children will be thrown off Head Start. The nation’s guard against terrorism will be lowered. Republicans, and in some cases the press, have poked some pretty big holes in some of the administration’s most extravagant claims. But no one has done a better job than a little-known GOP congressman, Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, who took on officials from the Centers for Disease Control at a House hearing last week. The occasion was a meeting...
  • Congressman Harris Confronts CDC Director Over Misleading White House Sequester Claims (video)

    03/06/2013 1:44:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | March 5, 2013 | Andy Harris
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKbMhr-cfh8
  • GOP congressman takes CDC director to task on sequester-affected vaccines for children

    03/06/2013 6:29:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 3 replies
    As part of their sequestration-scaremongering roundup, the White House went straight for the worst-case scenarios that would hit all of the federal government’s departments and agencies in the spending cuts’ wake — terrible calamities, like “hundreds of thousands of Americans” losing access “to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings.” The administration circulated their state-by-state report through Congress to that effect, detailing how thousands fewer children would receive vaccinations as a direct result. But wait a moment, said Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris during a House Appropriations subcommittee meeting on Tuesday that included Dr. Tom Frieden,...
  • Maryland Democrat quits congressional race amid vote fraud allegations

    09/10/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2012
    A Maryland Democratic candidate quit her congressional race Monday after her own party told state officials that she had committed fraud by voting in both Maryland and Florida in recent elections. Wendy Rosen, a small-business owner running against freshman Rep. Andy Harris (R) in the Eastern Shore-based 1st Congressional District, released a statement saying that “with great regret, and much sorrow” she was resigning from the contest. “Personal issues have made this the hardest decision that I have had to make,” Rosen said Rosen’s announcement came the same day the state Democratic party released a letter to state Attorney General...
  • GOP Freshman Andy Harris Saved 2-Year-Old's Life

    09/06/2012 3:51:07 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    It's probably among every parent's worst nightmares: a child stops breathing and time is ticking as first responders are dispatched. On Aug. 26, Rep. Andy Harris, a freshman Republican from Maryland, was able to assist one of those helpless families, spotting three cars stopped along Route 50 in his home state. Harris didn't see anyone replacing a flat tire, and there wasn't any damage to any of the vehicles. But something else caught his eye.