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  • Rep. Thompson: ‘I’m a Gun Owner’ Who Supports Expanded Gun Control

    12/13/2015 7:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | Mairead McArdle
    Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) says that although he is a gun owner himself and strongly believes in the Second Amendment, he also believes people on the no-fly list should be barred from purchasing guns. "I’m a gun owner. I strongly believe in the Second Amendment," Thompson said during an emotional press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday held by House and Senate Democrats to commemorate the third anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. shootings.
  • Mental health care would curb violence, some at hearing say (i.e. gun violence; California)

    12/14/2015 2:12:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 5:02 PM EST | Don Thompson
    Advocates for gun safety are among those telling a congressman that closing loopholes in federal background checks and providing more mental health help would reduce gun violence. U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, chairman of House Democrats' Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, held a hearing Monday, less than two weeks after 14 people were fatally shot in San Bernardino. ...
  • Senate Dems demand executive action on guns

    11/23/2015 6:49:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    A group of 24 Senate Democrats urged the president Monday to dodge Congress and act on his own to make new rules on gun control, after Congress has failed to move any gun bills. The senators, led by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, requested the White House take an immediate step to change the law that now allows sellers who do not have a federal license to sell guns to individuals at shows, online and elsewhere without conducting background checks. The letter said Democrats would keep trying to pass a gun bill, but said Obama should explore...
  • Dems push Congress to expand background checks for gun sales

    07/09/2015 7:16:51 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    With Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Clybrun called on Congress to expand Brady background checks and vote on the bill Thompson and Peter King (R-N.Y.) introduced earlier this year. The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act would require background checks for all gun sales to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and people who are mentally ill.
  • Dem Rep Wins Top Gun In Shooting Competition, Calls For More Gun Control

    05/17/2015 7:40:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/16/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Representative Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) (D-CA-5th Dist) won Top Gun at the Congressional Sportsmens Foundation annual shooting competition this past week then commented on his hopes for the passage of more gun control. Thompson stood with Gabby Giffords on March 4 and reintroduced Senator Joe Manchins (D-WV) failed expanded background check legislation. It has gone nowhere fast since that time.
  • House panel: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack

    08/02/2014 7:02:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 153 replies
    SFGate ^ | 3:53 pm, Friday, August 1, 2014 | Carolyn Lockhead
    The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee. The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public. Thompson said the report confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down...
  • Obama faces Dem backlash over latest NSA revelations

    08/16/2013 5:51:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    fox news ^ | staff
    The Obama administration faced a backlash from congressional Democrats on Friday following revelations that the National Security Agency broke privacy rules and overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008. The details were reported late Thursday in The Washington Post, based on an audit and other secret documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The report challenged claims by President Obama just last week that the NSA was not abusing its authority, and complicated his effort to reassure Americans and Congress that -- with a little more oversight and transparency -- the surveillance programs are nothing to be worried about....
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people, the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Twenty-Eight Blue Dogs Vote For Pelosi's $1.3 Trillion Health Bill

    11/09/2009 12:27:46 PM PST · by rhema · 23 replies · 1,443+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/09/2009 | Connie Hair
    House Democrats passed the 2,032-page Pelosicare bill on a near party-line vote Saturday night 220-215 (roll call here). The only Republican voting in favor of the measure was New Orleans-based Joseph Cao who has long ago proven to be a tax and spend (and spend and spend) liberal. After a week of intense arm twisting, threats and promises from party leaders, more than half of the 52 so-called conservative Blue Dog Democrats voted in favor of the over $1.3 trillion measure. These are the 28 Blue Dogs voting in favor of Pelosicare (who apparently fear the wrath of House Speaker...
  • Vocal crowd turns out for health care forum [Napa Valley, CA]

    08/05/2009 11:33:02 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 18 replies · 1,484+ views
    Napa Valley Register ^ | August 5, 2009 | Natalie Hoffman
    Vocal crowd turns out for health care forum Wednesday, August 05, 2009 By NATALIE HOFFMAN Register Staff Writer A packed Napa church hosted a boisterous meeting Monday night regarding health care reform. The meeting drew some 500 people to listen to and occasionally shout at a panel of speakers that included Rep. Mike Thompson, D- St. Helena. The audience at First United Methodist Church demonstrated varying policy viewpoints. Some asked mild questions, others pointed ones, and still others burst into verbal attacks at panel members. Shouts of This is America! and Whats wrong with profit? emerged from a...
  • US: Saddam paid for lawmakers' Iraq trip

    03/26/2008 3:07:47 PM PDT · by bad company · 154 replies · 6,238+ views
    WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors say Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion. An indictment in Detroit accuses Muthanna Al-Hanooti of arranging for three members of Congress to travel to Iraq in October 2002 at the behest of Saddam's regime. Prosecutors say Iraqi intelligence officials paid for the trip through an intermediary. In exchange, Al-Hanooti allegedly received 2 million barrels of Iraqi oil. The lawmakers are not mentioned but the dates correspond to a trip by Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, David Bonior of Michigan and...
  • US: Saddam Paid for Lawmakers' Iraq Trip

    03/26/2008 3:09:15 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 1,393+ views
    SunHerald.com ^ | Mar. 26, 2008 | MATT APUZZO ap
    Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.An indictment unsealed in Detroit accuses Muthanna Al-Hanooti, a member of a Michigan nonprofit group, of arranging for three members of Congress to travel to Iraq in October 2002 at the behest of Saddam's regime. Prosecutors say Iraqi intelligence officials paid for the trip through an intermediary.At the time, the Bush administration was trying to persuade Congress to authorize military action against Iraq.The lawmakers are not named in the indictment but the dates correspond to a...
  • Charities For Terror (Debbie Schlussel Looks At Detroit Area Islamofascist Front Alert)

    09/19/2006 6:42:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 1,178+ views
    New York Post ^ | 09/19/06 | Debbie Schlussel
    FBI agents yesterday raided the suburban Detroit headquarters of LIFE for Relief and Development (LRD), the largest Islamic charity in the country. I first wrote about the group for The Post in 2003. Back then, FBI Director Robert Mueller was set to give an award to Imad Hamad, who heads the Midwest chapter of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). But, after my Post article pointed out that Hamad was a subject in over a dozen terrorism-related investigations, the FBI revoked the award. One of those investigations concerned Hamad's close ties to LRD. Both the FBI and the then-U.S. Customs...
  • BREAKING: Largest U.S. Islamic Charity Raided by FBI!

    09/18/2006 11:35:20 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 281 replies · 18,254+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 9/18/06 | Debbie Schlussel
    September 18, 2006 BREAKING: Largest U.S. Islamic Charity Raided by FBI Printer Friendly By Debbie Schlussel I've been writing about LIFE for Relief and Development for years, and I think my columns (especially this one), have finally made a difference. Ditto for my complaints about LIFE to Assistant U.S. Attorney for counterterrorism, Ken Chadwell. Less than half an hour ago, the FBI began raiding LIFE and hauling out documents. Well, it's about time. LIFE--the largest Islamic charity still open for business in America--openly admitted on its 1995-'97 taxes to be a major funder of HAMAS. Headquartered in the Orthodox Jewish...
  • CA: Congressman says Sen. Aanestad ignorant of the North Coast and its economy

    07/14/2005 12:15:53 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 28 replies · 413+ views
    Enterprise-Record ^ | 07/13/2005 | Larry Mitchell
    Irked by state Sen. Sam Aanestad's continuing criticism of his wilderness bill, Rep. Mike Thompson Wednesday said the Grass Valley state legislator was ignorant. "He doesn't understand the North Coast or its economy," said Thompson, D-Napa Valley, in a telephone interview. Aanestad doesn't understand his bill, either, he added. Thompson, who represented Butte County in the state Senate before he was elected to Congress, has been promoting legislation to designate as wilderness more than 300,000 acres of land along California's northern coast. After Thompson introduced his latest version of this bill, House Resolution 233, in January, Aanestad attacked it as...
  • McDermott, Bonior And Thompson: Did The Democrats and Their Media Allies Make A Deal with Hussein?

    07/16/2003 10:00:30 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 46 replies · 409+ views
    WND,FR, other media sources ^ | July 16, 2003 | my squash
    In September of 2002, Jim McDermott (D-WA), David Bonior (D-MI) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) traveled to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein. Before they left for Baghdad, Jim McDermott made the following public statement: "the President of the United States will lie to the American people in order to get us into this war." After McDermott returned, he continued to make similar statements. While the 3 Democrats were in Baghdad, did they make representations to Saddam Hussein that their fellow Democrats and the Democrats' friends in the mainstream liberal media were willing to commit seditious acts to buttress Hussein's increasingly...
  • Mr. Blue Goes Deaf When He Sees Red

    11/14/2004 8:05:03 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 892+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2004 | MIKE THOMPSON
    Twenty-four hours after the dramatic U.S. presidential-election results were validated, Human Events Online published my essay (which I had been hatching for two weeks), "Declaration of Expulsion," a slightly satiric proposal to kick out of the Union the 12 most liberal states, either to join the People's Socialist Dominion of Canada or, on their own, go straight to Hell. Within hours (and I do not claim that my piece was a causal effect), liberal voices formed into an enthusiastic chorus for roughly the same idea: Democrat gurus Lawrence O'Donnelland Robert Beckel, as angry talking heads on two separate TV news...
  • Who Did Saddam Bribe?

    02/09/2004 5:34:08 PM PST · by hope · 19 replies · 576+ views
    The Omega Letter / MEMRI ^ | 2-9-04 | Jack Kinsella
    Omega Letter Christian Intelligence Digest Who Did Saddam Bribe? List Names Top Officials in France, Russia Terror - Islam Monday, February 09, 2004 MEMRI On January 25, 2004, a daily newspaper in Iraq called al Mada published a list of individuals and organizations who it says received oil from the now-deposed regime. Among those listed is Shakir al Khafaji, an Iraqi-American from Detroit, who ran "Expatriate Conferences" for the regime in Baghdad. Al Khafaji also contributed $400,000 to the production of Scott Ritter's film "In Shifting Sands." Finally, al Khafaji arranged travel and financing for the "Baghdad Democrats"--Jim McDermott, Mike...
  • The Beneficiaries of Saddam's Oil Vouchers: The List of 270

    01/28/2004 4:56:40 PM PST · by rotstan · 334 replies · 5,863+ views
    The following report from MEMRI's Baghdad office is a translation of an article which appeared in the Iraqi daily Al-Mada,(1) which obtained lists of 270 companies, organizations, and individuals awarded allocations (vouchers) of crude oil by Saddam Hussein's regime. The beneficiaries reside in 50 countries: 16 Arab, 17 European, 9 Asian, and the rest from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Only a portion of the 270 recipients are listed and identified.
  • Protect Marriage Without Constitutional Amendment

    12/27/2003 3:08:49 PM PST · by Federalist 78 · 122 replies · 533+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 | Mike Thompson
    In Massachusetts, historic cradle of American liberties, the state Supreme Court has become the contemporary incubator of libertines, decreeing that the Legislature, like it or not, must draft a law to legitimize homosexual coupling. In Washington, DC, just a few weeks before, the U.S. Supreme Court had set the predicate for the Bay State's perversion of marriage when it decreed that states may not criminalize private and consensual adult homosexual acts. Such radical departure from the norms of society has provoked an overriding majority of Americans to demand a constitutional amendment or something to undo what the people see as...