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  • Trump to Announce VP Pick in Manhattan @ 11am on Friday

    07/13/2016 6:39:00 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 634 replies
    Received text from @realDonald Trump: I will be making the announcement of my Vice Presidential pick on Friday at 11am in Manhattan. Details to follow.
  • Afghan national tied to Taliban, attack plot smuggled into US

    06/03/2016 1:22:29 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-June-2016 | By Judson Berger
    An Afghan national with ties to the Taliban — and a plot to carry out a terror attack somewhere in North America — was caught last fall after being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico, an incident sure to further inflame the debate over national security risks at the border. The Afghan national’s alleged terror ties were not initially flagged in a terror database – and as a result, not initially reported – when the incident first came to light last November, according to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who obtained Homeland Security documents on the incident. It was only later...
  • Exclusive — Duncan Hunter on Trump’s ISIS Plan: ‘We’re Going to Kill You’

    06/02/2016 8:05:55 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Jun 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), the first Congressman to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee billionaire Donald Trump and one of the leaders rallying support to his side on Capitol Hill, is specifically calling on his defense-minded colleagues to get on the Trump Train. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Hunter also outlined a very specific yet simple plan Trump has for defeating the Islamic State. Hunter called for House Armed Services Committee (HASC) chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) among others to endorse Trump so they can start advising him on critical matters of national defense. “Specifically, the defense guys,” Hunter,...
  • Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved

    05/18/2016 12:09:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • The Latest: GOP Chief Hopes Trump Will Meet More Lawmakers

    05/14/2016 6:23:08 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 13, 2016 | AP reports
    The chairman of the Republican Party says Donald Trump has been trying hard to be presidential and doing that well lately. In a brief interview Friday with The Associated Press, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus also said the party's presumptive presidential nominee should keep having conversations with GOP leaders. Trump met Thursday with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders. A Trump supporter, California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, says he's heard that Trump plans to meet rank-and-file GOP lawmakers in coming weeks.
  • Secure Fence Act (roll call) (2006)

    05/12/2016 9:20:44 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 11 replies
    On The Issues ^ | September 14, 2006 | unk
    Within 18 months, achieves operational control over U.S. land and maritime borders, including: systematic border surveillance through more effective use of personnel and technology; and physical infrastructure enhancements to prevent unlawful border entry Defines "operational control" as the prevention of all unlawful U.S. entries, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, narcotics, and other contraband. Proponents support voting YES because: It is obvious there is no more defining issue in our Nation today than stopping illegal immigration. The most basic obligation of any government is to secure the Nation's borders. One issue in which there appears to be a consensus...
  • Korean War Hero Tells 'Top Secret' Story 63 Years Later

    05/02/2016 2:27:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Matt Rascon and Brie Stimson May 1, 2016
    Williams single-handedly shot down four Russian fighters, a record-breaking feat never recognized or even known until recentlyRetired U.S. Navy Cpt. E. Royce Williams will never forget November 18, 1952. “Here came four of them from the front side all firing and the others were coming around from the other side…We came in head on,” Williams remembered. “I saw bullets go over me and under me then over me… So the fight went on and on and on.” Williams, who fought in the Korean War, single-handedly shot down four Russian fighters – a record-breaking feat never recognized or even known until...
  • Smokescreen on the Potomac: Pentagon and Congress deliberately ignoring $36 million USMC study

    04/19/2016 11:35:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 22 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The United States of America is in mortal jeopardy and most Americans, tucked away in their beds tonight don’t even understand why or who is responsible for their peril. Those responsible are not from North Korea, China, Iran, Russia or ISIS. They are Department of Defense bureaucrats, members of Congress and senior leaders in the US military. The US military is committing suicide. We are in the first stages of beginning a process that is going to decimate the speed, lethality and combat power of the Marines and the US Army combat arms and special operations. The US military is...
  • Congressman Questions Decision to Name Destroyer after Senator

    04/16/2016 12:10:22 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 45 replies
    Military.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    A member of the House Armed Services Committee wants an explanation for why the next Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer will be named for a politician instead of a war hero. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California and a Marine Corps veteran, sent a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Wednesday, asking him to explain his decision to name DDG-120 after former Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, who retired last January after 36 years in office. The letter was first reported by Defense News. Hunter cited July 2012 Congressional Research Service report to Congress that showed that destroyers...
  • Trump unveils congressional leadership committee

    03/31/2016 11:20:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump announced the formation of a U.S. House leadership committee on Thursday, further signaling his shift toward the general election. The Republican presidential front-runner's latest outreach effort to lawmakers on Capitol Hill will be led by Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York, who have previously endorsed Trump. "Congressman Hunter and Congressman Collins are conservative stalwarts," Trump said. "I am honored to have the support of these two well-respected members of Congress who share my vision of securing our borders, strengthening our military, treating our veterans with the respect and care they deserve and putting...
  • DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCES U.S. HOUSE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRMEN

    03/31/2016 8:38:16 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 105 replies
    Trump Website ^ | 03/31/2016 | Trump
    Today Donald J. Trump is announcing that Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins will serve as co-chairs of his campaign's U.S. House Leadership Committee. Congressmen Hunter and Collins will lead outreach efforts to their fellows Members of Congress in support of Mr. Trump's message to Make America Great Again. Mr. Trump stated, "Congressman Hunter and Congressman Collins are conservative stalwarts. I am honored to have the support of these two well respected Members of Congress who share my vision of securing our borders, strengthening our military, treating our veterans with the respect and care they deserve and putting Americans first again."
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: Bush, Romney And Rubio Are "Angry Losers," "This Is Over"

    03/04/2016 8:33:53 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 56 replies
    REP. DUNCAN HUNTER: I didn't watch the debate, there have been about 25,000 debates, this was about 25,001... This is over. You're having tens of millions of Republican voters coming out to vote for Trump. So I understand Romney has an issue, Jeb Bush lost, Romney lost, Marco Rubio lost. They're all kind of in the angry loser group. I'm sorry, but you have millions of Republican voters voting for Donald Trump and that's just the way it is. Period.
  • Duncan Hunter defends Trump debate views on attacking ISIS

    03/04/2016 9:51:15 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/4/16 | Fox Newsroom
    Duncan Hunter a war veteran gives his view on war, backing Trump up.
  • House Republican moves to protect rape whistleblowers in military

    03/02/2016 11:52:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    In a response to the case of a Green Beret whom the Army wants to boot for confronting an accused child abuser in Afghanistan, a House war veteran lawmaker is introducing a bill that would make such rape illegal on a military base. The move by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, comes as the Army put off a final decision on the career of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland. Now a hero to pro-defense and social conservatives, Sgt. Martland and his supervising officer roughed up an Afghan police officer immediately after they learned he was accused of raping a boy....
  • Donald Trump Nabs First Congressional Endorsements

    02/24/2016 6:34:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    After winning his third consecutive GOP primary contest Tuesday in Nevada, Donald Trump has landed his first congressional endorsements, the latest sign members of the Republican political establishment are coming to terms with the New York businessman securing the GOP presidential nomination. Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, a wealthy former businessman from upstate New York, said in a statement this morning that Trump "understands the importance of American exceptionalism, and has the unique qualifications to make America great again." Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, told Politico this morning that he will support Trump's bid for the GOP nomination for president, a...
  • GOP beginning to face Trump reality

    02/24/2016 6:00:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Cristina Marcos & Jordain Carney
    Republicans in Washington are coming to grips with the increasing likelihood that Donald Trumpwill be their presidential nominee. It's a scenario few would have taken seriously last summer, when Trump jumped into the race against what Republicans believed was their strongest presidential field in decades. But the real estate mogul has nearly vanquished them all, winning three out of the first four contests by double-digit margins while leaving his closest remaining rivals -- Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) -- in the dust. With surveys putting him ahead in most of the states set to vote in next...
  • Top 10 "excuses" for NOT supporting Duncan Hunter in 2008 (work in progress)

    10/31/2007 2:21:52 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 24 replies · 55+ views
    David Osborne ^ | 31 October 2008 | David C. Osborne
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ** TOP 10 LIST (First Draft/work in progress) ** RE: (Top 10 reasons NOT to vote for Duncan Hunter in 2008) 31 October 2007 The following is the start of an idea I just came up with and I am asking for your help to build it into a final product for mass production. If you have spent any amount of time talking to folks about the Republican Presidential Primary in 2008 you will likely have heard at least ONE or more of the following “excuses” for NOT voting for Duncan Hunter. My goal is to rank...
  • Trump lands his first congressional endorsements

    02/24/2016 11:11:46 AM PST · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/24/2106 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump finally has official supporters in Congress. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) told POLITICO on Wednesday that he will support Trump for the Republican nomination, making him one of the first members of Congress to express public support for the Manhattan businessman who is the prohibitive front-runner after his victory in Tuesday's Nevada caucuses. Also on Wednesday, Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) told The Buffalo News that he is backing Trump, saying he has the "guts and fortitude" to get jobs back from China and to take on foreign threats such as the Islamic State and North Korea. In an interview...
  • Army agrees to postpone discharge of Green Beret

    10/07/2015 10:42:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/2015 | Kristina Wong
    Army Secretary John McHugh on Tuesday agreed to postpone discharging an Army Green Beret for his role in beating an Afghan police official who was sexually abusing an Afghan boy. The decision was announced after Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, asked McHugh to give Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland time to prepare an appeal. "Out of respect for Chairman Thornberry's continued strong support for our military, and his personal appeal, Secretary McHugh has agreed to postpone Sgt. First Class Martland's discharge from the Army for 60 days to allow him to file an appeal...
  • Club for Growth Releases 2007 RePORK Card [Hunter 26%, Paul 29%, Tancredo 84%]

    08/09/2007 5:46:45 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 25 replies · 741+ views
    Washington - Even though the Democratic majority vowed to return Congress to a path of fiscal responsibility, the 2008 appropriations bills were stuffed with wasteful pork projects. While Representatives John Campbell, Jeff Flake, Jeb Hensarling, Scott Garrett, and David Obey (1 amendment) offered 50 amendments to strip outrageous pork projects from the appropriations bills, only one amendment, offered by Rep. Jeff Flake, passed. The Club for Growth has compiled a RePORK Card of all members' votes on all 50 anti-pork amendments (see below). "Taxpayers have a right to know which congressmen stand up for them and which stand up for...
  • Crying Sailors, Climate Change and Draft our Daughters – Another Stellar Week for the Pentagon

    02/10/2016 8:44:22 PM PST · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 10, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been another spectacular week for the Pentagon. From US Navy sailors crying in front of their Iranian captors to Pentagon climate change mandates and the Draft our Daughters bill proposed by Congressman Duncan Hunter, the US military is being tossed to and fro inside a White House snow globe. Our new best friend forever, Iran, released several pictures yesterday of an unidentified US Navy sailor bawling his head off like a overweight woman confessing her cookie eating disorder to Marie Osmond and Oprah. Seated next to the crying sailor was his commander, the Once and Future Chief of Naval...
  • Ex-Marines in Congress say Navy chief destroying Corps by forcing integration of women

    01/12/2016 6:36:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Former Marines in Congress, including a liberal Democrat, are on the offensive against Navy Secretary's Ray Mabus' sweeping edicts to the Corps on women in combat.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, a former Marine officer in Afghanistan and Iraq, accused Mr. Mabus on Tuesday of "destroying the martial fabric of the Marine Corps."</p>
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: Navy secretary a 'greater threat' to Marines than ISIL

    01/11/2016 12:06:08 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2016 | Jeremy Herd
    Rep. Duncan Hunter has had enough of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus' strong support for opening all Marine combat posts to women, declaring him "a greater threat to the Marine Corps than ISIS.” The Republican congressman and Marine veteran from California, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is furious with Mabus for pushing through an end to the ban on women serving in all combat positions over the Marine Corps' objections. Particularly, he's taking exception to memo Mabus sent to the Marines Corps this week, instructing it integrate Marine boot camp, which has been separate for men and women, and change...
  • Donald Trump: America Needs ‘Fair Trade,’ Not ‘Free Trade’

    09/27/2015 8:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    “Claims that trade deals increase exports and create jobs are based on flawed trade models, and on distorted and one-sided interpretations of the findings of those models,” Scott explained. “If you’re president, you’re going to have to live with it,” Pelley said to the billionaire businessman during the interview, referencing NAFTA. Trump fired back: “Excuse me, we will either renegotiate it or we will break it. Because, you know, every agreement has an end.” Pelley said Trump can’t just break the law. “Excuse me, every agreement has an end. Every agreement has to be fair,” Trump reiterated. “Every agreement has...
  • Army rejects appeal from soldier discharged after confronting accused Afghan rapist

    09/22/2015 2:19:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Judsen Burger
    EXCLUSIVE: Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command told Martland that his appeal “does not meet the criteria” for an appeal. “Consequently, your request for an appeal and continued service is disapproved,” the office...
  • Tensions rise over women in combat

    09/20/2015 1:06:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2015 | Kristina Wong & Rebecca Kheel
    A battle is brewing in Washington over the military's push to open all combat units to women. The Marine Corps is reportedly poised to ask that some positions remain available only to men, following a nine-month study that found units with all genders did not perform as well in combat. The issue is stirring a passionate debate in the military community, pitting the Marine Corps against its own service secretary and creating a bitter divide on the House Armed Services Committee. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who is the service secretary for the Marine Corps, blasted the study of the Marine...
  • Army Allegedly Issued ‘gag order’ to Silence Green Berets

    09/19/2015 8:27:31 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | September 19, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    FOXNEWS was the first to publicly report the Army’s decision to kick out 11-year Green Beret Sgt First Class (SFC) Charles Martland. On September 11, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif a member of the House Armed Services Committee, blasted Army leadership for issuing an alleged “gag order” forbidding them talking about the discharge of SFC Martland. The congressman said “more troubling” is that he’s learned “Army leadership has pushed a ‘gag order’ … prohibiting both the Chain of Command and soldiers from speaking to anyone regarding the case.” If true such a gag order would be a gross violation of 10...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Documents: Marine on Capitol grounds had 2 loaded guns, 114 live rounds

    08/05/2015 9:22:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 64 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | Hannah Hess
    The Marine Corps congressional fellow arrested Tuesday on Capitol grounds was carrying two loaded guns, 114 rounds of live ammunition, a military ballistic vest and two knives in his car, court documents state. Gunnery Sgt. Peter James Boby pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three misdemeanor charges in D.C. Superior Court. His wrists and ankles were shackled during the brief arraignment. Boby, who wore a plaid shirt and jeans, was released from custody on his personal recognizance. He told CQ Roll Call he had no comment on the case. Court documents state that Boby approached a Capitol Police barricade on C...
  • House to vote on blocking federal grants to sanctuary cities

    07/20/2015 4:00:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2015 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    The House will vote this week on legislation that would deny funding to “sanctuary cities” that have policies designed to shelter illegal immigrants from deportation. Sanctuary cities largely refuse to cooperate with federal immigration policies. Such laws have come under heavier scrutiny in the wake of Kathryn Steinle's death last month in San Francisco. Steinle, 32, was fatally shot while walking with her father along San Francisco's waterfront. The police have charged Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant with a history of felony convictions who had been deported five times, with the crime. Legislation authored by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)...
  • Army’s withdrawal of officer’s Silver Star sparks ire of Congress

    03/16/2015 9:04:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    Green Beret saved soldiers under fireA group of House lawmakers is moving to strip the armed services’ civilian leaders of the power to revoke combat valor awards in response to Army Secretary John McHugh unilaterally canceling the Silver Star, one of the military’s highest honors, for a former Green Beret officer. Mr. McHugh took the action against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, who braved repeated enemy fire in Afghanistan, even though he has not been charged with any offenses. The Army now is seeking to release him with a less-than-honorable discharge. The officer plans to fight the move, his attorney says. The...
  • Obama denied request from Jordan for Predator drones in Islamic State fight

    02/05/2015 1:39:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration earlier this year turned down a request from Jordan for Predator spy drones that would help it locate targets in the war against the Islamic State. The refusal, disclosed by a House Armed Services Committee, member, is gaining importance today since Jordan has emerged as a critical player in a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the terror group. On Tuesday, the Islamic State released a video of its execution by fire of a capture Jordanian pilot. Jordan retaliated on Thursdaywith F-16 air strikes on the Syrian town of Raqqa and is vowing a relentless war against the Islamic...
  • Answers Needed On Bergdahl Ransom Payment

    12/03/2014 9:44:56 AM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Oversight: A House Armed Services Committee member asks for a probe into reports that money was paid in a failed attempt to ransom alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl. And where's that Bergdahl investigation report, anyway? Back on Oct. 16 we noted that the Pentagon had completed its investigation into Sgt. Bergdahl's abandonment of his Afghan post. But the report by Brig. Gen. Kenneth Dahl would not be released, according to an Army spokesman, until the end of a review process that was likely to be conveniently lengthy, lasting at least until after the midterm elections. It has now been over six...
  • Pentagon got duped, made ransom payment for Bowe Bergdahl to con man

    11/20/2014 5:15:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon is under fire for making a ransom payment to an Afghan earlier this year as part of a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to U.S. officials. Sgt. Bergdahl was released in May after nearly five years in captivity as part of a controversial exchange for five terrorists held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Hunter stated in the letter that Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made...
  • GOP lawmaker: US military tried to pay ransom for Bergdahl

    11/06/2014 2:43:56 AM PST · by maggief · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that sources have told him that the U.S. military unsuccessfully tried to pay a ransom for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, despite repeated denials. In a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Hunter wrote "it has been brought to my attention that a payment was made to an Afghan intermediary who 'disappeared' with the money and failed to facilitate Bergdahl's release in return." Hunter said "according to sources" the payment was made between January and February 2014 through Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), a special operations command whose activities are mostly classified. Hunter...
  • Obama Paid Money to Al Qaeda for Bergdahl Release

    11/06/2014 9:10:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/6/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Except it didn’t work. In a letter to the Pentagon released Wednesday, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) said a payment was made to an Afghan intermediary early this year to help secure the May 31 release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held for nearly five years by the Haqqani Network in Pakistan, which is classified as a terrorist organization.Pentagon officials have denied paying cash to secure the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2009. A senior defense official reiterated that denial when asked about Mr. Hunter’s letter.According to Mr. Hunter, the intermediary took the money...
  • Lawmaker Says ‘At Least 10&#8242; Islamic State Fighters ... Captured at .. Southern U.S. Border

    10/10/2014 11:17:02 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Tuesday nightthat U.S. border officials have caught “at least 10″ Islamic State fighters or people with ties to the group as they tried to enter the U.S. through Mexico,a claim that was immediately disputed by the Obama administration. “I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,”Hunter said on Fox News Tuesday night. “There’s nobody talking about it.” Rep. Duncan Hunter Claims "10 Isis Fighters" Caught At The Southern Border. Greta ( 3:23 ) When asked by host Greta Van Susteren how he knows this,...
  • JW Confirms: 4 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas in Last 36 Hours

    10/08/2014 12:07:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 8, 2014
    Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr. JW confirmed this after California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services Committee, disclosed on national television that at least ten Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters have been caught crossing the Mexican border in Texas. The veteran lawmaker got the astounding intel straight from U.S. Customs...
  • Congressman Duncan Hunter: Ten ISIS Fighters Caught Crossing US Border

    10/08/2014 11:46:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The first casualty of war is the truth. Unfortunately Obama’s politicization of the government into a pro-illegal alien organization has made its official statements untrustworthy forcing us to rely on individual whistleblowers from inside the organization. A Republican congressman claimed Tuesday that “at least 10″ Islamic State “fighters” have been caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas, though an administration official denied it.Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., said he learned the information from the Border Patrol, warning that the alleged attempts to cross into the U.S. raise serious security concerns.Hunter continued: “I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters...
  • Feds: Armed Mexican troops, police regularly jump border to cross into U.S.

    06/17/2014 2:48:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 500 armed Mexican troops or police have strayed across the border into the U.S. over the past decade, according to numbers the Homeland Security Department provided to Congress . ... Rep. Duncan Hunter ... said Mexico has been hypocritical in refusing to release Sgt. Tahmooressi even as its own troops and law enforcement are caught doing the same thing as the Marine. “It’s time for the U.S. to reconsider its treatment of the incidents and send a direct message to Mexico that incursions won’t be tolerated along the international border,”
  • ISTOOK: Marine veteran Rep. Hunter says Obama squandered America’s victory in Iraq

    06/13/2014 9:39:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | Ernest Istook
    President Barack Obama has squandered America’s military victory in Iraq, says Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., California Republican and a former Marine major who served two combat tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. And the squandering of that victory could now lead to wider-than-ever fighting in the Mideast. “We won the war and it was done,” Mr. Hunter said. “He squandered that military victory for political reasons. This should upset everybody who put a yellow ribbon on their door or put a veterans sticker on their car and everybody who served or had friends or family who served.”...
  • ‘I don’t think Kerry gives a damn’: Administration hammered for silence on Marine held in Mexico

    05/22/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2014 | Judson Berger
    President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are being accused of ignoring the plight of a U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico on gun charges -- with no indication whether Kerry even brought up the case during high-level meetings this week in Mexico City. "I don't think Kerry gives a damn about this guy," Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told FoxNews.com on Thursday. The case of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is notable for the lack of public attention it's gotten from administration officials. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out in 2011 on American hikers imprisoned in Iran, and her husband even...
  • OUTRAGE: U.S. Marine Being Held in Brutal Mexican Prison – For Making a ‘Wrong Turn’ (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 74 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Afghanistan combat veteran Andrew Tahmooressi- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsSo our last report saw Mexican troops invading our borders -- even drawing weapons on our agents on U.S. soil -- and facing absolutely no consequences by the Obama Adminstration. But let one American make a wrong turn into Mexico -- and there will be hell to pay. That's exactly what happened to a U.S. Marine veteran last month, after he accidentally drove into Mexico with three legally owned guns in his truck. And he has been rotting in a brutal Mexican jail in Tijuana ever since.California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter...
  • GOP Rep. Hunter slams reported proposal to ban tobacco sales on Navy bases, ships

    03/29/2014 3:21:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 28, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is speaking out against a reported proposal being considered by the Navy to ban the sale of tobacco products on all its bases and ships, calling it a “political decision.” The Military Times reported Monday that Navy officials are considering removing tobacco from all retail outlets, including exchange-operated sales venues and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program outlets. Navy commissaries do not sell tobacco products. Hunter, a Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, said in a letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus he strongly opposes the ban, saying it...
  • Mt. Soledad bill would end fed ownership

    01/03/2014 12:28:05 PM PST · by South40 · 10 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 1/3/2014 | Mark Walker
    Duncan Hunter legislation would transfer control of cross and site to Mount Soledad Memorial Association A bill directing the Pentagon to transfer the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial and its controversial cross out of the hands of the federal government was introduced in the House of Representatives Friday by Rep. Duncan Hunter. The Alpine Republican's bill would place the nation’s oldest Korean War memorial under the sole control of the Mount Soledad Memorial Association and keep the cross in place. The Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Preservation Act specifically orders the Secretary of Defense to cede all rights, title and interest in...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter on Megyn Kelly Calls for Chuck Hagel to Resign: "He Broke the Sacred Trust"

    10/10/2013 7:34:43 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | You Tube
    - Rep. Duncan Hunter was on with Megyn Kelly again tonight to discuss the fact that Obama and Harry Reid had a change of heart and tonight Obama signed a bill to ensure military families get the death benefits they so deserve. Megyn Kelly made a great point during this, that if it was really a concern for the DoD that death benefits weren't going to be paid out to military families, that they would have come back to Congress 9 days ago and said fix it. But they never did, according to Hunter, who says that someone made a...
  • Military officials investigated over ‘lost’ Medal of Honor nomination

    09/26/2013 1:06:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/26/2013 | Jonathan S. Landay
    <p>A Pentagon investigation into how a Medal of Honor nomination was “lost” — possibly because of an improper effort to kill the award — is focused on its mishandling by members of the chain of command that included retired Army Gen. David Petraeus and other senior U.S. commanders.</p>
  • Hunter: Obama Inviting Impeachment If He Strikes Syria Without Congress

    09/09/2013 3:11:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    Rep. Duncan Hunter said Tuesday that President Obama would be breaking the law and even inviting impeachment if he went ahead with strikes on Syria after a congressional rejection. “I think he’s breaking the law if he strikes without congressional approval,” Mr. Hunter, a California Republican, told The Washington Times. “And if he proceeds without Congress providing that authority, it should be considered an impeachable offense.” Mr. Obama this weekend sent Congress a draft resolution authorizing use of force to take out Syria’s facilities for weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons.
  • GOP lawmakers fight to save cross at California war memorial

    08/25/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FoxNews
    Several Republican lawmakers are urging a federal district court in California to block the removal of a war memorial cross in a San Diego public park that was declared unconstitutional in 2011. "We're urging the court to permit a private organization to obtain and operate the war memorial – a remedy that would remove any constitutional questions and protect this longstanding tribute to our men and women in uniform," Sekulow said in a statement. The legal fight over the Mount Soledad cross began in 1989 when atheist Philip Paulson sued the city of San Diego.
  • HUNTER: President’s phony Iraq claim not up for debate Voted against war-ending surge

    10/24/2012 7:34:54 PM PDT · by Snuph · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | By Duncan L. Hunter
    I ended the war in Iraq” is now a standard claim by President Obama. He makes the assertion in every debate and public appearance. The claim is wrong. It’s phony, and it’s made by a politician who tried relentlessly to block America’s most successful strategic operation of the war: the “surge.” On Feb. 5, 2007, and a few weeks later on Feb. 17, Sen. Obama voted against the surge. Among military analysts and historians, the surge of 20,000 additional troops into Iraq during the spring of 2007 is credited with reducing attacks on American troops and sectarian violence by 70...