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  • Lawyers for Awans cite evidence of widespread procurement fraud by House Democrats

    10/08/2017 4:14:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 10/05/17 | Staff
    Imran Awan, his brothers and their associates were merely doing what they were “ordered to do” by Democratic members of Congress when the IT aides allegedly falsified records on how the members’ office budgets were spent, according to lawyers for Awan. **SNIP** One of Imran’s lawyers, Aaron Page, who acknowledged the invoicing discrepancy on office equipment last month, told DCNF, “This is just how things have been done for forever. This is what experienced members of Congress expect: to expedite things, they adjust the pricing.” Luke Rosiak of DCNF’s Investigative Group noted that “If members or senior staff instructed IT...
  • Congressional Computer Admins In Criminal Probe Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive

    02/22/2017 12:06:27 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit. Imran Awan and four of his relatives were employed as information technology (IT) aides by dozens of House Democrats, including members of the intelligence, foreign affairs and homeland security committees. The aides’ administrator-level IT access was terminated earlier this month amid a criminal probe by U.S. Capitol Police of a suspected security breach, including an off-site server housing congressional data. The Daily Caller News...
  • Rep. Cleaver: Democrats ‘Have No Strategy, and We Have No Plan’

    12/01/2016 8:36:45 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    Cleaver told MSNBC’s Craig Melvin on Thursday that Democrats would need new leaders but now is not the time to make a shift. “At the present time, I’ve got to say, we have no strategy and we have no plan,” Cleaver said. “But at least we have some proven leadership that can, you know, take us into what’s going to be a new era.” “But think about this, we cannot have as our plan to go to the floor for the next two years only to hit the ceiling,” Cleaver continued.
  • Does the left want a race war? (ginning up animosity is beginning to wear thin)

    03/18/2015 9:03:02 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 18, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    Many of us who did not vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election found some solace in the notion that Obama’s presidency, if nothing else, would ease racial tensions. The poll numbers suggested the same. In the month of Obama’s inauguration, 79 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks held a favorable view of race relations in America, something of a high water mark in recent history. Those paying close attention, however, saw reason to worry. There were forces on the left, the White House included, that were prepared to use Obama’s presidency to drive the races...
  • Cleaver: Ferguson Shooter May Have Been Trying to Damage Race Relations

    03/13/2015 7:04:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 13, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) said it could have set race relations back by several decades if police had fired back at the shooter of two officers in Ferguson late Wednesday. Cleaver, the former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, along with Ferguson Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) has offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooter(s) responsible for wounding two officers outside of the Ferguson Police Department. Cleaver told CNN today that “what I think most people can agree on including the police in Ferguson is that the shots didn’t come from the demonstrators.”...
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • Racial Politics Thicker Than Justice

    07/02/2012 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Star Parker
    When the House voted last Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked out. Why is the Black Caucus trying to make this about race? It’s about Holder’s refusal to turn over Justice Department documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Committee in its investigation of the “Fast and Furious” operation. “Fast and Furious” was a “gun-walking” operation conducted by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). ATF would allow known smugglers to purchase arms from dealers in Arizona with the idea that they would...
  • Black Lawmakers Introduce Trayvon Martin Resolution

    04/04/2012 10:43:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Seung Min Kim
    Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense. The resolution states that the February shooting of Martin “sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice and compromises the integrity of the legal system.” It also says assailant George Zimmerman’s “unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force.” Zimmerman’s family and lawyer have refuted claims that he shot Martin because he was black.
  • Planets Aligning for Jacob Turk in Missouri's Fifth District

    03/12/2012 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 6 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 3-12.2012 | Duane Lester
    On December 12, 2011, Jacob Turk entered Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, stood before a microphone and asked those who had gathered before him, "Has our economic outlook improved over the past year? Have we revived the job market? Has our national debt declined? Unfortunately, the answer to all three questions is No." Turk then announced he would be challenging Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's hold on Missouri's Fifth District for a fourth time. You read that right. Jacob Turk has run for Congress three times before and lost, each time against Emanuel Cleaver. That hasn't dissuaded Turk in the slightest....
  • Search Engines Are a Thorn in Congress’ Side [addressing underlying flaws in Google’s algorithm]

    01/09/2012 5:19:30 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Jan. 9, 2012, Midnight | Kate Tummarello
    Congressional staffers control the content on Members’ websites. They control Members’ Facebook and Twitter accounts. They can even manage Internet search results by buying ads and using search engine optimization techniques. But Hill staffers can’t control what people wonder about their bosses. The latest trend in helpful Web search technologies is quietly causing headaches for Members of Congress and those who manage their reputations. Search engines such as Google now offer suggested search terms that appear in a drop-down menu as users begin typing. Those search terms, formulated partly based on what other users are searching, often serve up all...
  • Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’ (Is she still in charge of something?)

    12/09/2011 3:02:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/11 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’By Mike Lillis - 12/09/11 01:01 PM ET Republican "extremism" is the only thing stopping Congress from finalizing an extension of the payroll tax cut and getting out of town for the holidays, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Friday. The California Democrat hammered the tax package from House Republicans, warning that the addition of "poison pill" riders — particularly language expediting approval of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline — means the bill is dead on arrival. "Their proposal doesn't have a shot," Pelosi said during a brief press event in the...
  • See Which Congressmen Voted Against 'In God We Trust'

    11/03/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    The House of Representatives passed a bi-partisan resolution Tuesday night reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States. The 396-9 vote came at the request of Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) – in part over President Obama’s refusal to correct remarks he made that misstated the motto as “E pluribus unum” instead of “In God We Trust.”Lawmakers voting against “In God We Trust” include Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA),...
  • Debt Crisis: Republicans Scent Victory With 'Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich'

    08/01/2011 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 01, 2011 | Ewen MacAskil
    Debt Crisis: Republicans Scent Victory With 'Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich' Both sides express unease at the deal,but it is Democrats who have given most ground to raise debt ceiling Ewen MacAskill 1 August 2011. It was easy wandering round the corridors of Congress yesterday to spot who had won the debt standoff. In huddles with party colleagues or heading off to caucus meetings to discuss the details of the deal or standing in front of TV cameras, it was the Republicans who had all the smiles. Democratic members of Congress looked uneasy, at times shifty; and some downright were angry. "If...
  • Leader of Black Socialist Caucus Says Debt Deal Is a “A Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich”

    07/31/2011 5:51:48 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 55 replies ^ | July 31, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    This sounds like good news...The leader of the Black Socialist Caucus says the debt deal is a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich.” That must mean it is a much better deal than we had hoped for. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is the current leader of the Black Caucus (without black Republican members) Roll Call reported: President Barack Obama’s rightward lurch to reach a $3 trillion deficit reduction deal with no guarantee of additional revenues had liberals fuming and Republicans all but declaring victory Sunday afternoon. With time running out to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling before Tuesday’s default deadline, Obama...
  • Dem Congressman: We Need A "Watchdog Group" To Regulate Civility (video)

    02/17/2011 12:37:43 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 25 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 17, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    CNN: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) suggested it is time for a government watchdog group to focus its energy strictly on civility. Cleaver is the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. "It would be a good idea if some of these watchdog groups, if there would emerge a 'civility watchdog group,'" Rep. Cleaver suggested. "They would somehow rank us on the basis of our civility because nothing is going to be done here, with all the major issues facing us, until we become more civil," said Cleaver.
  • Crickets Chirp After KC Star Readers Rep Recommends Re-Examination of D.C. Tea Party Story

    04/05/2010 9:39:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 901+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 5, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Listen closely and you can hear the sound of crickets chirping over at the Kansas City Star after their Readers Representative, Derek Donovan, recommended a re-examination by that newspaper of their initial story of a supposed "hate crime" committed at the Capitol steps Tea Party in Washington D.C. on March 20: I've talked to many, many readers this week about continuing fallout from claims that members of "tea party" protests shouted racial slurs at members of the Congressional Black Caucus and one spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver on March 20.The Web and the talk shows are awash with reports that...
  • McClatchy Reporter Speed Writes D.C. Tea Party Story in Record Time

    04/02/2010 5:22:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies · 1,190+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 2, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Kudos to William Douglas of McClatchy newspapers. That reporter can write and file stories with amazing speed. One such story was this article that Douglas filed about the March 20 Tea Party protest in Washington, D.C. where racial slurs were supposedly hurled. Jack Cashill of American Thinker was so impressed with the speed in which Douglas wrote his story that he wrote this American Thinker blog about this feat accompanied by a video. Here is Cashill as he observes with awe how quickly Douglas wrote his McClatchy story: ...I checked with my source on the scene, Greg Farrell, to get...
  • New Video of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Alleged Spitting Incident

    03/24/2010 7:03:38 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 24 replies · 1,108+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/24/10 | HAP
    Looks like this one isn't true either, recorded from the opposite side of the steps, it appears as if Rep. Emanuel Cleaver was sprayed by a man who was yelling continuously as he walked up the steps, the video shows Captiol police directly behind Congressman Cleaver the entire time...(Video)
  • Missouri Dem Rep. Refuses to Discuss Health Care; Says "There is No Health Care Bill" - Video 8/8/09

    08/09/2009 5:35:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 1,156+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from a "Coffee" hosted by Missouri Democrat Congressman Emanuel Cleaver where he repeatedly told those in attendance "There is no health care bill," and refused to discuss the issue. Cleaver is using the technicality that there is no one final bill ready to be voted on as an excuse to dodge the huge issues connected to the Health Care debate. Cleaver knows there is a Democrat Bill that is on the table that is the centerpiece of this debate. You can read it for yourself, all 1,018 pages of it! Cleaver just does not want to talk...
  • MO Congressman says there is no health care bill!

    08/08/2009 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Lobbyist · 37 replies · 1,908+ views
    Kansas CIty Star ^ | August 8, 2009
    Hundreds of people for or against health care reform filled a Lee’s Summit coffee shop this morning and lined up for blocks to get in. U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Kansas City Democrat, did not take questions from the crowd. Instead, he met privately with about 75 people in what was to be a small monthly private chat session. But the crowd stayed. People milled on the streets and sidewalks, holding competing signs, arguing or chanting. “Just say no,” shot one side. “Just say yes,” fired the other. Town hall meetings on the issue in other states have been disrupted...