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  • NY- Dem ACKERMAN WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION EITHER! [UPDATED]

    03/15/2012 5:10:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Cityand State ^ | March 15, 2012 | Chris Bragg
    Wow. On the heels of his possible congressional opponent, Rory Lancman, bowing out of a run for Congress, Queens/Long Island Rep. Gary Ackerman is now bowing out too, according to a press release I just got from Ackerman’s office. I am told the Queens Dems are meeting tomorrow to nominate congressional candidates, but two people I’ve spoken to close to the Queens Dems were unaware of Ackerman’s retirement. I also have heard rumors that Rep. Joe Crowley would be interested in this seat, since this would be a favorable district for him, but I have no idea if that’s actually...
  • 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),...
  • Cenk & Dem Congressman: Dissent Is Unpatriotic

    03/24/2011 7:49:01 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Q. When did liberals rip those 'Dissent Is Patriotic' bumper stickers off their Priuses? A. January 20, 2009 Latest evidence: on his MSNBC show this evening, Cenk Uygur suggested that opposition to President Obama's Libya policy is "unpatriotic." For good measure, Dem congressman Gary Ackerman stated that opposing the president is "cheering for the wrong team." View video here.
  • 'He just lit the final fuse' (Dem Rep. Gary Ackerman)

    02/10/2011 2:06:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 10, 2011
    Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., chairman of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's address "a sadistic tease" and predicted that demonstrations could turn violent. "He just lit the final fuse," Ackerman said in an interview on MSNBC TV. "And now I think the situation is going to verge on the explosive over the next 24 hours."
  • House Dem dares GOP on healthcare repeal (Rep. Gary Ackerman plans dirty tactic)

    11/24/2010 10:06:45 AM PST · by WebFocus · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/2010 | By Julian Pecquet
    Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) is daring Republicans to make good on one of their top legislative priorities: repealing the healthcare law. Using a somewhat unusual tactic, Ackerman, a strong advocate for the healthcare reform law, vowed Tuesday to introduce a series of bills next week that would roll back some of the most popular provisions of the law. The congressman said the legislation — all titled the HIPA-CRIT (Health Insurance Protects America—Can't Repeal IT) — will give Republicans a chance to "put up, or sit down" on their campaign promise to repeal the eight-month-old law. "This will be the big...
  • Congressman Ackerman Smears Murray Rembrandt

    12/28/2008 6:54:03 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 907+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 28, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    In a year full of political dirt hurled by both the Democrats and their mainstream media allies, one of the worst smears of all came near the end. This was the smear by Congressman Gary Ackerman of New York against the brother of Rembrandt by casting aspersions upon his artistic ability. Ackerman made the lack of talent charge against Murray Rembrandt last Sunday to Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation as relayed by Rush Limbaugh on his The Schlossberg Chronicles page (emphasis mine):
  • State: UN Mandate in Iraq Not Needed

    03/05/2008 7:46:08 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 196+ views
    AP ^ | March 5, 2008 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    The administration can keep troops in Iraq into next year even after the current U.N. mandate governing operations there expires and without Congress' permission, a senior State Department official told a Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday. In a letter to Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., David Satterfield said military operations can continue "beyond the end of this year under the laws passed by Congress and the president's authority as commander in chief." Satterfield's statement reaffirms the administration's position that it does not need international or congressional approval to conduct military operations around the world, particularly when going after terrorists. Democrats counter that...
  • Rep. Ridicules Gov't Policy Toward Gays (shows how Dems really feel about national security)

    02/07/2007 11:22:09 PM PST · by Princip. Conservative · 12 replies · 731+ views
    (AP) A New York congressman on Wednesday jokingly suggested the Bush administration may fear a "platoon of lesbians" more than terrorists in Baghdad, given the military's resistance to letting homosexuals openly serve. Rep. Gary Ackerman's criticism of Pentagon policy came as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Ackerman, a New York City Democrat, complained to Rice that the military had fired Arabic and Farsi translators after learning the translators were homosexuals. "For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against terrorists. They're very brave with the terrorists, and...
  • TORRICELLI'S TERROR PAL$

    09/17/2002 8:49:08 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 98 replies · 982+ views
    New York Post ^ | 17 September 2002 | Sam Dealey
    <p>September 17, 2002 -- NEW Jersey voters already concerned about Sen. Robert Torricelli's low ethical threshold now learn that he's been a paid shill for a group the government identifies as a terrorist organization. Called on this by his Republican opponent, Douglas Forrester, in a debate Thursday, Torricelli said the group had been pulled from the State Department's global terror list and given a clean bill of health. Not true.</p>