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  • Obama's populist pitch fizzles - "2014 might not be the year for Democrats"

    03/26/2014 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    President Obama’s populist economic pitch is fizzling. The White House hoped to hammer Republicans this year on an array of pocketbook issues centered on hiking the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, an effort meant to appeal to independents and rally Democrats to the polls. Three months in, Obama’s approval ratings are flailing in the low 40s, and Senate Democrats haven’t even been able to unify their 55 members on a minimum wage bill. That’s made it tougher to contrast the positions of Democrats with Republicans in an election year that is shaping up to be about the healthcare law...
  • Top Dem: Latest GOP debt textbook case of 'insanity'

    10/15/2013 2:54:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | October 15, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen isn’t a fan of a new House Republican proposal to re-open the government and raise the debt limit, criticizing the majority for its latest salvo on Tuesday even before GOP House Speaker John Boehner hit the microphones to outline the new offer from his caucus. Mr. Van Hollen, of Maryland, said Republicans were demonstrating the definition of insanity by once again trying to alter the new health care law, a signature legacy item for President Obama. “Yet here we are, two days before we risk default on the full faith and credit of the United...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 September 2013

    09/22/2013 4:51:18 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 252 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 15==22nd, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Tom Graves, R-Ga.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
  • Top House Democrat and Republican agree Putin leading on Syria

    09/15/2013 10:15:06 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept 15, 2013
    A top House Democrat and Republican differed Sunday about how the United States' effort to solve the Syria crisis swerved from a threat of military force to a possible diplomatic solution, but they agreed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is now leading the effort. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., argued that a potential diplomatic solution couldn’t have been possible without President Obama first saying the U.S. would take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad for an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack that killed nearly 1,500 of his own people. “We wouldn’t be at this point if not for the...
  • Pelosi, top House Dems to dine with Obama

    05/08/2013 4:36:23 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/13 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will attend the private dinner, along with the No. 2 and No. 3 Democrats in the House, congressmen Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina. The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Maryland's Chris Van Hollen, will be there, plus the chair of the House Democrat's campaign arm, Steve Israel of New York.
  • 'That’s Not Fair & Balanced!': Dem Rep And Fox Host Get Into Fiery Exchange Over 'Demagoguing'

    03/12/2013 2:56:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/12/13 | Andrew Kirell
    During a conversation about Republican Paul Ryan‘s House GOP budget plan, Fox host Bill Hemmer and Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD) got into what can be described as a “fiery interruption-fest,” with the latter accusing Fox of not handling the topic in a “fair and balanced” manner. About midway through the conversation, Hemmer dismissed Van Hollen as having just repeated “talking points” on the Democratic Party’s desire for a “balanced approach” to fiscal reform — i.e., spending cuts and tax increases. The congressman did not take kindly to that characterization. “Don’t belittle statements by calling them so-called talking points,”...
  • Rep. Van Hollen: Boehner Has Given “Veto Power” to “Extreme” Tea Party

    12/28/2012 10:42:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) told a crowd gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has given “veto power to the most extreme members of the Tea Party caucus.” Van Hollen called on the House to vote on a Senate measure that would raise taxes on individuals making more than $200,000 in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. The Democrat claimed that the Republican Boehner will not call for the vote because of the Tea Party caucus …
  • Ken Timmerman asks: Why does Van Hollen Refuse to Support Israel?

    09/07/2012 6:03:34 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Timmerman for Congress ^ | Sept 7, 2012 | Ken Timmerman
    Kensington, MD- September 7, 2012 – Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Jr. has refused to join a bi-partisan letter to the Israeli ambassador in Washington, aimed at reaffirming strong bi-partisan support for Israel in the wake of the confusion generated by the conflicting statements at the Democratic National Convention. Republican candidate Ken Timmerman released the following statement on Mr. Van Hollen’s refusal.“As the Republican candidate for Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District, I am saddened and concerned that my opponent, Democrat Chris Van Hollen, Jr., has not joined me in reaffirming the U.S.-Israel security relationship.“In a letter sent Wednesday (September 5) to Mr....
  • 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...
  • RUSH: We Stand for Principle Over Politics and the Establishment Can't Stand It

    12/23/2011 1:56:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Stand for Principle Over Politicsand the Establishment Can't Stand It December 21, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senate’s two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the House closed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess. The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the...
  • Guns and Free Speech (The NRA sells out to the Dems and aids their re-election)

    06/15/2010 6:43:01 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 61 replies · 923+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2010 | Editorial
    The National Rifle Association is suffering a sudden onset of amnesia this week, as the gun lobby cuts a deal to exempt itself from the latest Congressional attempt to repeal the First Amendment. NRA members may soon regret the organization's bid to ingratiate itself with Democrats at the expense of its longtime free-speech allies. The campaign finance bill, sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Chris Van Hollen, is the Democratic response to the Supreme Court's January decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which restored the First Amendment right of corporations, unions and nonprofits to make independent campaign expenditures. At...
  • Chris Van Hollen: Yes, Pelosi Has The 218 Votes in the House to Pass the Senate Bill (Video)

    01/28/2010 1:28:23 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 12 replies · 1,750+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/28/10 | HAP
    Right after the State of the Union, Chris Van Hollen does a short interview with CNBC and John Harwood asks him about the House passing the Senate version of Health Care then fixing the bill through reconciliation, Van Hollen says yes, Pelosi has the votes (Video)..
  • Gregory to Obama Rep: Isn't It Risky To Raise Taxes?

    10/28/2008 6:12:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 1,161+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jeff Cohen, founder of FAIR—a self-described progressive media watch group—now a professor of independent media at Ithaca College, invited me to address his class of student bloggers this afternoon. Asked to name some of the fairer MSM journalists, I included David Gregory on my short list. That could understandably come as a surprise to those who remember Gregory from his days as NBC's chief White House correspondent, when he earned the ire of the Bush administration for his often-aggressive style. But I've found that Gregory plays it pretty much down the middle in his new role as host of Race...
  • Chuck Floyd Shows Van Hollen's true colors on www.vanhollen2004.net

    10/12/2004 6:40:02 PM PDT · by lward99 · 23 replies · 644+ views
    WJLA ^ | 10/12/04 | Not Listed
    Chuck Floyd is unafraid to lay it on the line...After today's articles attacking Chuck for buying and using the Van Hollen Names, Chuck posted a picture of Van Hollen at a Pro-Palestinian Statehood Now sign. Van Hollen has not been Israel - Friendly during his term, but this photo says it all. www.vanhollen2004.net
  • Chuck Floyd for Maryland's 8th District Has Guts!!!

    10/12/2004 9:08:10 AM PDT · by lward99 · 6 replies · 730+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2004 | Tim Craig
    I like this guy!! Chuck Floyd has guts, It's about time we caught the Dems Napping. I for one am giving the www.floydforcongress.com a donation. Their phone number is 301-656-1313 Van Hollen Is Caught Off Guard; Name Is Used by Foe's Web Sites The GOP candidate for Congress from Maryland's 8th District says it was an opportunity he couldn't let pass. But incumbent Rep. Chris Van Hollen said Charles R. Floyd's Web sites represent "a new low for politics in this area." Repeating a tactic he used against his Republican primary opponent this year, Floyd bought three Internet domain names...
  • THE MISERY OF BEING A HOUSE DEMOCRAT.

    06/14/2003 6:36:19 PM PDT · by Torie · 110 replies · 221+ views
    The New Republic ^ | June 12, 2003 | Michael Crowley
    THE MISERY OF BEING A HOUSE DEMOCRAT. Oppressed Minority by Michael Crowley Post date 06.12.03 Chris Van Hollen came to Washington to make a difference. Running for the House of Representatives in suburban Maryland last year, he called himself a candidate "for people who care about issues." The Washington Post agreed, raving that he had "the makings of an exceptionally effective member of Congress." Although he was an obscure state legislator at the time, Van Hollen worked furiously to defeat three strong opponents in a September primary, including the handsome and stupendously well-connected Mark Shriver, who happens to be the...
  • US lawmakers seek to end French company's contract

    03/28/2003 12:17:57 PM PST · by kattracks · 16 replies · 334+ views
    Reuters | 3/28/03 | Susan Cornwell
    US lawmakers seek to end French company's contract By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - No matter whether it's french toast or french fries they're serving to the Marines, a group of U.S. lawmakers want caterer Sodexho Inc. to stop it -- because its parent company is French. Angry at France's refusal to support the war on Iraq, the lawmakers are urging the military to cancel a contract with Sodexho Inc., the North American unit of France's Sodexho Alliance (EXHO.PA). But one lawmaker, whose Maryland district contains Sodexho Inc.'s headquarters, has launched a counterattack, noting the company employs Americans...
  • G.O.P. Is Seen Ahead by Nose in House Races

    09/26/2002 6:59:50 PM PDT · by GeneD · 19 replies · 268+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/26/02 (for editions of 9/27/02) | Adam Clymer (!)
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 — With six weeks to go, Republicans appear to hold a slight edge in this year's fight for control of the House, according to interviews with politicians and analysts around the country and examinations of local polls. Republicans have about 10 more seats safely in their hands than the Democrats do. So even if they won fewer than half of the approximately 40 races that are truly competitive, they could still keep control of the House. That unusually small number of competitive districts means that the Democrats have fewer opportunities to achieve the net gain of seven...