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  • Senate Democrats are in big trouble in 2014

    02/23/2014 8:36:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/20/14 | Ron Pearson, Trevor Smith, Ph.D.
    **SNIP** Midterm elections are often a reflection of the approval rating of the incumbent president and now President Obama stands at 42.8%. And elections in the 6th year of a President’s term are usually not good for the incumbent’s party. To make things even worse for Democrats, the issues of a weak economy and Obamacare make November look bleak for Harry Reid and his Senate Democratic cohorts. ◾Alaska, Mark Begich ◾Arkansas, Mark Pryor ◾Louisiana, Mary Landrieu ◾Michigan, Open Seat (liberal Democrat Carl Levin retiring) ◾Montana, John Walsh ◾North Carolina, Kay Hagan ◾South Dakota, being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson...
  • Last Hurrahs for 5 Retiring Senate Chairmen (bums' rush: Dems hightailin' it outta Dodge City)

    01/16/2014 5:29:23 AM PST · by Liz · 8 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 1/15/14 | Niels Lesniewski
    EDITED TO AVOID BORING FREEPERS TO DEATH.....several stalwarts of the Democratic caucus write the final chapter in their Senate careers.....among the last connections to the Old Bulls w/ some 150 years of combined service. Five top Democratic chairmen are now in their final year as senators. Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin of Michigan Levin, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Tim Johnson of South Dakota and Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia are set to depart when their terms expire. Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., is expected to resign early to become the U.S. ambassador to China. ,.....the new Old Bulls are...
  • Senators Up for Re-Election in 2014

    11/07/2013 4:03:00 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies
    wrhammons.com ^ | ? | W.R. Hammons
    Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) Alaska Senator Mark Begich (D) Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran (R) Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) Massachusetts Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D) Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi (R) Minnesota Senator Al Franken (DFL) South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R) Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns (R) South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson (D) Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D) Kentucky...
  • New poll shows same numbers for senate race (WV trending R !!!)

    10/15/2013 6:38:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 Oct 2013 | by Zack Harold
    It's a new poll, but the numbers are much the same. An automated telephone survey conducted last month found 51 percent of potential West Virginia voters would pick Rep. Shelley Moore Capito over Secretary of State Natalie Tennant in the race for retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller's seat. The poll found 34 percent of potential voters would support Tennant, while 15 percent are not sure who would get their vote. Pennsylvania-based Republican polling firm Harper Polling conducted the survey, which included 640 likely voters. The poll has a 3.9 percent margin of error. In a question directed only to potential...
  • 2014 retirements: Dems heading for the hills

    04/23/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    2014 retirements: Dems heading for the hills By: Alexander Burns April 23, 2013 04:49 PM EDT Doesnt anyone want to run for Senate in 2014? Midway through candidate recruitment season, the bad news for Democrats is this: They are watching a generation of talent leave the Senate and head for retirement. The less-bad news: So far, few marquee-name Republicans are interested in these seats either. When Montana Sen. Max Baucus called it quits on Tuesday, he became the latest in a long series of senior legislators to announce that theyve had quite enough of life on the Hill. National Democrats...
  • Obamacare architect Rockefeller: It's 'beyond comprehension'

    04/09/2013 2:02:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 9, 2013
    West Virginia Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, one of the towering architects of Obamacare, on Tuesday openly criticized program managers for not moving quickly enough to build the system, warning that if it gets off to a bumpy start it will just get worse. Decrying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as way too complex, he warned the acting Medicare director that Obamacare is "so complicated and if it isn't done right the first time, it will just simply get worse."The retiring senator also told Marilyn Tavenner at her Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing to be administrator of the Centers...
  • Helping People Help Themselves

    01/23/2013 1:29:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Rich Tucker
    In Washington, the best way to get good press is to announce youre leaving. Case in point: Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (call him Jay), D-W.Va., is stepping down when his term ends. And The Washington Post makes haste to bring him laud. Jay Rockefeller wasnt ever going to be just some Democratic senator from West Virginia, writes Manuel Roig-Franzia. The story intimates this is because Rockefeller, as an heir to a vast fortune earned through unbridled capitalism, needed to make amends. He found a way to be a Rockefeller that was about serving people, the senators longtime political adviser,...
  • Rockefeller to retire, giving GOP a prime pickup opportunity

    01/11/2013 4:19:43 PM PST · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) announced Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2014, giving Republicans a prime pickup opportunity in a state that's grown increasingly red in recent years. As I approach 50 years of public service in West Virginia, Ive decided that 2014 will be the right moment for me to find new ways to fight for the causes I believe in and to spend more time with my incredible family," Rockefeller said in a statement. Republicans already have their top recruit in place for the race. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) threw her hat in the...
  • Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, Schumer

    11/25/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, SchumerBy Alexander Bolton - 11/25/12 06:00 AM ET One of the highest immediate political priorities for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democratic political guru Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is to persuade veteran colleagues not to retire in 2014. Democratic sources identify four senators as most likely to retire: Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Another possible veteran retirement is Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who has yet to announce his decision. But Democratic aides expect him to run...
  • Reids floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustrated (RATS out of the loop)

    02/07/2012 6:41:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/12
    Reids floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustratedBy Alexander Bolton - 02/07/12 05:15 AM ET Some Democrats are grumbling over how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has run the floor this year. The frustration is felt mostly among junior lawmakers, who want more of a role in decision-making and have yet to resign themselves to the traditional pace of the Senate, where seniority rules and lawmakers often have to wait years to have significant influence. They say Reids style leaves them feeling out of the loop. Colleagues have second-guessed Reids decision to greenlight a deal with Republicans on the...
  • Rockefeller: U.S. needs to be out of three conflicts

    04/21/2011 7:32:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    sundaygazettemail.com ^ | April 19, 2011 | Paul J. Nyden
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., believes the United States should get out of the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya as soon as possible. ...Rockefeller also criticized the way military appropriations are often approved as part of "supplementary" budget legislation, hiding them from the public. "The military budget needs to come under new scrutiny. When I voted for the Iraq War, it was one of the worst votes in my life," Rockefeller said. "Today, I have grave misgivings about being in Iraq for another week. We should be out of Iraq this year altogether," he said. "We are not going to...
  • Senator wants alcohol breath-test machine in your car!

    03/12/2011 6:53:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 126 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 11, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is the lead player in a legislative effort, already endorsed by a handful of other senators, that would spend $60 million to develop a program that would charge consumers for the costs of installing drunk-driving interlock devices in vehicles. The proposal, S.510, was introduced this week in the U.S. Senate by Udall, who was joined by Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Al Franken, D-Minn., Amy Klobuchar D-Minn., West John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. The legislation actually doesn't call for the technology to be installed in...
  • Sen. Rockefeller: FCC Should Take FOX News, MSNBC Off Airwaves

    11/18/2010 7:11:16 AM PST · by MissTed · 78 replies
    Breitbart tv ^ | 11/18/10 | Staff
    There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: "Out. Off. End. Goodbye." It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future.
  • Reid won't commit to scheduling vote to block EPA climate rules

    11/16/2010 5:24:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-16-10 | Ben Geman
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday it is not clear whether he will schedule a lame-duck vote on Sen. Jay Rockefellers (D-W.Va.) bill that would block looming Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas rules for two years. Reid earlier this year pledged to Rockefeller that he would bring up the measure. But the Nevada senator told reporters in the Capitol Tuesday that its unclear if theres enough time in the lame-duck session. We are at a critical time here. It is real hard just to say yeah, we can do this, because we have limited time to go through...
  • Sen. Rockefeller: FCC Should Take FOX News, MSNBC Off Airwaves

    11/17/2010 7:25:14 PM PST · by caper gal 1 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | Real Clear Politics
    SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV): "There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.' It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future."
  • Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power

    06/11/2010 7:54:43 AM PDT · by devane617 · 304 replies · 5,952+ views
    cnet ^ | 06/11/2010 | declan mcclugagh
    A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet. The legislation announced Thursday says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.
  • Senate committee to hold hearing on oil spill

    05/04/2010 3:51:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 215+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 5/4/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller says he will hold a hearing on the Gulf oil spill in the coming weeks. ... He calls the spill "an unmitigated disaster." Earlier Tuesday, he said he would have a hard time voting for offshore drilling again.
  • VIDEO: Dem Sen. Rockefeller On Obama: "He's Beginning To Be Not Believable To Me"

    02/12/2010 10:53:31 AM PST · by ianschwartz · 31 replies · 1,237+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2009 | RealClearPolitics
    "He says 'I'm for clean coal,' and then he says it in his speeches, but he doesn't say it in here," said Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia. "And he doesn't say it in the minds of my own people. And he's beginning to not be believable to me."
  • Rockefeller : Adam Smith Would Have Supported Government-Run Health Care

    09/29/2009 10:22:51 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 28 replies · 913+ views
    American Spectator ^ | SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 | Philip Klein
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller, arguing this morning in favor of amending the Senate Finance Committee bill to include a government-run health care plan, claimed that his approach would have been supported by the intellectual father of capitalism, Adam Smith. Rockefeller blasted the current draft of the bill, authored by committee Chairman Max Baucus, for being a massive handout to insurers. Insurers would get a half a billion dollars in subsidies, he said, and though the bill imposes a raft of new regulations on the industry, they'd easily be able to get around them if there weren't a government-run plan to keep...
  • Sen. Jay Rockefeller Dumps on Baucus' Bill and No Snowe Yet

    09/15/2009 3:30:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 693+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 15, 2009 | George Stephanopoulos
    Following up on his This Week appearance where he promised to fight on for the public option, Sen. Jay Rockefeller blasted the draft bill produced by Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus: there is no way in its present form that I vote for it unless it changes in the amendment process by vast amounts. Hes not alone. Fellow Finance Committee member Ron Wyden is livid too. Expect a rocky mark-up next week. As one top Democrat told me, the fundamental problem is that Democrats are being asked to support a bipartisan bill that doesnt have bipartisan support. The compromise without...
  • Could The Feds Seize The Internet?

    09/02/2009 5:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 2,524+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: A Senate bill lets the president "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "nongovernmental" computer networks and do what's needed to respond to the threat. Didn't they just collect our e-mail addresses?We wish this was just a piece of the fictional "Dr. Strangelove" that fell to the cutting-room floor, but it's not. It is a real piece of disturbingly vague legislation sponsored by Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. Senate Bill 773 would grant the administration emergency powers (where have we heard that before?) in the event of a cyberemergency that the president would have...
  • Government control of private Internet next?

    08/29/2009 7:36:54 AM PDT · by usalady · 36 replies · 1,032+ views
    examiner.com ^ | August 29, 2009 | Martha
    While Americans are under the illusion that the government cannot take away their right to use the Internet, an effort by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-VA) is underway that appears to permit President Obama to seize control of the private-sector during whatever he deems to be a cybersecurity emergency
  • Senator Jay Rockefeller is going to be in Charleston tomorrow at AARP meeting on Healthcare

    08/10/2009 9:11:35 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 22 replies · 1,018+ views
    http://www.wvconservatives.com/ ^ | August 10, 2009 | www.wvconservatives.com
    Senator Jay Rockefeller is going to be in Charleston tomorrow at a meeting on healthcare. Below is an email sent out by the AARP. As you can see, the email gives instructions on how to RSVP for the event. They note that the event is by RSVP only, so please call 304-340-4606 as soon as possible. Many folks are planning on showing up at 9:30. Just in case not everyone gets into the meeting, a peaceful demonstration will be held at that time. Please bring a sign expressing your thoughts on the healthcare legislation currently making its way through Congress....
  • Jay Rockefeller: Internet should have never existed [censorship alert]

    03/23/2009 11:23:09 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 28 replies · 2,591+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3/20/09 | Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9xzXUQLuY
  • Cheney Calls Rockefeller Wiretap Objection A 'CYA'

    01/04/2009 10:52:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies · 831+ views
    Cheney Calls Rockefeller Wiretap Objection A 'CYA' @ 1:21 pm by Walter Alarkon Vice President Dick Cheney suggested that Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) only penned a letter to the Bush administration objecting to its domestic warrantless wiretapping program to give himself cover, not because he really opposed it. Cheney, on CBS's "Face the Nation," said that congressional leaders, including Rockefeller, didn't object to the government program to wiretap phone conversations without warrants when Cheney first told them about it in 2003. Rockefeller, then the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committeee, later wrote a letter voicing his concerns about the...
  • Bush misused Iraq intelligence: Senate report

    06/05/2008 3:38:48 PM PDT · by Hildy · 17 replies · 54+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | June 5, 2008 | Randall Mikkelsen
    President George W. Bush and his top policymakers misstated Saddam Hussein's links to terrorism and ignored doubts among intelligence agencies about Iraq's arms programs as they made a case for war, the Senate intelligence committee reported on Thursday. The report shows an administration that "led the nation to war on false premises," said the committee's Democratic Chairman, Sen. John Rockefeller of West Virginia. Several Republicans on the committee protested its findings as a "partisan exercise." The committee studied major speeches by Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other officials in advance of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003,...
  • Senator Slur

    04/09/2008 4:55:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 98+ views
    IBD ^ | April 9, 2008
    Font size=4>Disloyalty: Imagine someone who believes our armed forces don't "care about the lives of people" heading a key congressional panel. No need to imagine: Meet Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller.For John D. Rockefeller IV, great-grandson of his oil titan namesake and for close to a quarter century now the junior Democratic senator from the state of West Virginia, wearing the uniform of the United States was not part of the plan. For this son of privilege, it would instead be the exclusive Exeter boarding school, the Peace Corps and becoming a "soldier" in President Lyndon Johnson's War on...
  • { Jay Rockefeller } Rocky Apologizes to McCain

    04/08/2008 1:07:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 98+ views
    U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) was forced to apologize Tuesday to Republican Presidential candidate John McCain for comments he made about McCains military service. I have profound respect and appreciate his dedication to our country, and I regret my very poor choice of words, Rockefeller said in a prepared statement. Rockefeller, who supports Barack Obama for President and has campaigned for him, said in an interview with the Charleston Gazette editorial board this week that McCain was not grounded in issues affecting people because, in part, he was a fighter pilot. He flies at 35,000 feet and drops laser-guided bombs,...
  • Who Said It?

    02/15/2008 9:33:30 AM PST · by jdm · 1 replies · 63+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 15, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, a member of the Senate stood and addressed his colleagues in both the upper chamber and the House in defending telecom immunity and the FISA reform legislation. Can you guess who said this? Now, let me say something more. What people have to understand around here is that the quality of the intelligence we are going to be receiving is going to be degraded. It is going to be degraded. It is already going to be degraded as telecommunications companies lose interest. Everybody tosses that around and says: Well, what do you mean? I say: Well, what are they...
  • Jay Rockefeller Liberal Fascist by Paul R. Hollrah

    01/28/2008 5:47:42 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 11 replies · 329+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 28 January 2008 | Paul R. Hollrah
    Jay Rockefeller – Liberal Fascist by Paul R. HollrahJanuary 28, 2008   Senator John Davison Rockefeller IV, otherwise known as “Jay” Rockefeller, is a four-term member of the U.S. Senate from West Virginia and a great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller. He is the youngest in a long line of prominent politicians and financiers, including former Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, former Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, and. banker David Rockefeller. The only Democrat in what has always been a staunchly Republican family, he is also the son-in-law of former Republican Senator Charles H. Percy, of Illinois.   Rockefeller...
  • How the Rockefellers Created Hillary

    01/22/2008 4:23:19 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 47 replies · 238+ views
    Richard Poe.com ^ | Monday, January 21, 2008 | Richard Lawrence Poe
    PITY THE Rockefellers. Try though they might, they never manage to get a Rockefeller elected president. Governors, senators and even a vice president have borne the Rockefeller name. Yet the presidency eludes them. And so they busy themselves playing kingmaker behind the scenes. Their latest project is Hillary Clinton. Last Thursday, the public interest group Judicial Watch published a memorandum which the Clinton Library was forced to release under the Freedom of Information Act. The 24-page memo shines a spotlight on Hillarys little-known relationship with Americas mightiest oil and banking dynasty. Dated May 26, 1993 and addressed to Hillary Rodham...
  • Rockefeller: Actually, I Just Found Out About the Destroyed Torture-Tapes Yesterday

    12/08/2007 5:10:46 AM PST · by tobyhill · 30 replies · 90+ views
    TPM ^ | 12/7/2007 | Spencer Ackerman
    Take two! Senate intelligence committee chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) had said yesterday that the CIA told him about its destruction of videotaped interrogations in "November 2006." But oops -- in a new statement just released to the press, he says he spoke too soon. It turns out he knew about the tapes' existence in 2003, but only found out about their destruction yesterday. Rocky: "Last night, the CIA informed me that it believes that the leadership of the Senate Intelligence Committee was told of the decision to destroy the tapes in February 2003 but was not told of their actual...
  • Democrats Want to See Interrogation Memo

    10/04/2007 4:44:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 831+ views
    Democrats Want to See Interrogation Memo Oct 4 07:10 PM US/Eastern By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate and House Democrats demanded Thursday to see two secret memos that reportedly authorize painful interrogation tactics against terror suspectsdespite the Bush administration's insistence that it has not violated U.S. anti-torture laws. White House and Justice Department press officers said legal opinions written in 2005 did not reverse an administration policy issued in 2004 that publicly renounced torture as "abhorrent." Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller sent a letter to the acting attorney general saying the administration's credibility is...
  • Lawyers ask U.S. judge to exclude document suggesting treason by Texas oilman Osacar Wyatt Jr.

    08/14/2007 11:42:49 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 950+ views
    Excerpt - NEW YORK: A document suggesting that Texas oilman Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. provided former President Saddam Hussein's government with information about when the United States would invade Iraq should be excluded from his upcoming oil-for-food trial, his lawyers say. "This document essentially alleges that Wyatt has committed the deplorable crime of treason and aided an enemy of the United States," the lawyers said in court papers made public Tuesday. Wyatt is scheduled to go on trial next month on charges that he conspired to pay millions of dollars in kickbacks to Saddam's regime in Iraq to win contracts...
  • Saluting the White Flag (Democrats and Iraq)

    07/24/2007 1:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 862+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2007 | Bob Weir
    From the time we're in grammar school, all the way through our adult lives we've been taught to take responsibility for our actions and not place blame on others for something we did. It's one of the essential elements of integrity. There was a time in our history when we could at least hope to look up to our elected officials and view them as statesmen, because they represented character traits we admired. Those traits and the courage to take a stand against evil would make us proud to follow them into battle. But today, we see many of them...
  • In Congress, rich keep getting richer (Pelosi, Reid, Kennedy, Rockefeller, Kohl, Clinton)

    06/16/2007 8:39:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 697+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/15/07 | Jim Abrams
    In Congress, rich keep getting richerFINANCIAL DISCLOSURE ONLY HINTS AT WHAT MEMBERS ARE WORTH By Jim Abrams Associated Press Article Launched: 06/15/2007 01:30:57 AM PDT WASHINGTON - The political fortunes of new congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid soared last year, and financial disclosure forms revealed Thursday they're also doing well in personal money matters. New House Speaker Pelosi, through her investor husband, holds stocks and property worth well into the millions. Senate Majority Leader Reid, a gold miner's son, reported property around his hometown of Searchlight, Nev., as well as investments valued at several million dollars. They are...
  • Plame's testimony shifting, source says [Hey Fitz, You Missed One...]

    03/24/2007 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 43 replies · 1,537+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Mar 23, 2007 3:00 AM | Rowan Scarborough
    Plames testimony shifting, source says Mar 23, 2007 3:00 AM by Rowan Scarborough, The Examiner The public testimony of former CIA officer Valerie Plame before a House committee last week conflicts with what she told a bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago, a government source told The Examiner this week. The difference centers on Plames role in a CIA supervisors decision in 2002 to send former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, her husband, on a trip to Niger to investigate claims that Saddam Hussein pursued uranium for nuclear bombs.The trip eventually embroiled the White House in a three-year criminal investigation.Plame...
  • Pentagon's Covert Activities Come Under Senate Scrutiny

    01/31/2007 4:34:53 AM PST · by Brilliant · 11 replies · 388+ views
    WSJ ^ | January 31, 2007 | SCOT J. PALTROW
    Congress's new Democratic majority is expanding its review of the Bush administration's push for broad executive power, as the Senate is set to look into how the Pentagon has increased its covert intelligence operations. Lawmakers plan to study whether the Pentagon obtained the proper authorization for covert operations and notified Congress as required under the law. The inquiry will also explore whether the Pentagon engaged in activities that legally are the responsibility of the Central Intelligence Agency. The hearings, to be conducted by the Senate Intelligence Committee beginning March 1, stem from concerns of some lawmakers, particularly Democrats, about an...
  • Senator: Cheney interfered - New intelligence panel chief tells of efforts to stall Iraq probe.

    01/26/2007 8:24:23 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 1,068+ views
    McClatchy News via SacBee ^ | 1/26/7 | Jonathan S. Landay
    Vice President Dick Cheney exerted "constant" pressure on the Republican former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee to stall an investigation into the Bush administration's use of flawed intelligence on Iraq, the panel's Democratic chairman charged Thursday. In an interview with McClatchy Newspapers, Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia also accused President Bush of running an illegal program by ordering eavesdropping on Americans' international e-mails and telephone communications without court-issued warrants. In the 45-minute interview, Rockefeller said that it was "not hearsay" that Cheney, a leading proponent of invading Iraq, pushed Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., to drag out the probe...
  • The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefellers Reversal and the Iranian-American Lobby

    01/24/2007 2:21:05 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies · 2,457+ views
    Original FReeper research | 01/24/2007 | Fedora
    The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefellers Reversal and the Iranian-American LobbyBy Fedora In 1979, Rockefeller representatives launched an unsuccessful operation to lobby the Carter administration in support of the Shah of Iran, who was seeking safe haven in the wake of a coup by Islamic revolutionaries. Codenamed Project Alpha, the operation was spearheaded by Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with support from oil lobby lawyer John McCloy. Although Project Alpha won the support of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, it met opposition from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and failed to win...
  • Two Alternative futures

    09/14/2006 4:41:47 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 24 replies · 650+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/14/06 | Paul Greenberg
    I knew that Jay Rockefeller was a U.S. senator from West Virginia, but before now I had no idea what a seer the man is. Not only can Rockefeller peer into the future and confidently tell us how it turns out, but he can turn the clock back to the past, specifically March of 2003, and, like a projectionist putting on an alternate reel, show us the better future that might have been. If only the United States and its allies had not invaded Iraq, Swami Rockefeller explains, the world would be a better place today - even if Saddam...
  • Senator: Iraq Would be Better WITH Sadam

    09/09/2006 4:24:11 PM PDT · by Laverne · 42 replies · 1,412+ views
    CBS News ^ | 9 September 2006 | None Identified
    CBS) When the Senate Intelligence Committee released a declassified version of its findings this past week, the Republican chairman of the committee, Pat Roberts, left town without doing interviews, calling the report a rehash of unfounded partisan allegations. Its statements like this one, made Feb. 5, 2003, by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell that have become so controversial, implying Iraq was linked to terror attacks. "Iraq today harbors a deadly terrorist network headed by abu Musab al-Zarqawi, an associated collaborator of Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda lieutenants," Powell said. But after 2 1/2 years of reviewing pre-war intelligence...
  • NSA Leak Investigation Hits Capitol Hill

    07/28/2006 11:50:52 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 41 replies · 2,528+ views
    Strata-Sphere ^ | 7-24-06 | AJ Strata
    Finally some reports are coming out regarding the NSA leak investigation and their prime target for the leaks: Capitol Hill. Jay Rockefeller, who was interviewed for the NY Times story which exposed our efforts to identify terrorists here in the US ready to attack us, is probably on the interview list. From the sounds of the reporting it does not appear to be a pleasant exercise for these all powerful men and women in Congress: There are also indications from at least one Senator, Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), that the FBI is asking Members about comments of theirs that appeared in...
  • Rockefeller, Durbin To Take Polygraphs! [The REAL "Culture of Corruption"...!]

    04/22/2006 10:48:05 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 1,130+ views
    Strata-Sphere.com ^ | 4/22/2006 | A.J. Strata
    Mac Ranger has been listening in on the internal investigation regarding the leaks of the criticial Terrorist Surveillance Program run by the NSA and the CIA programs to transfer suspected terrorists into US custody. The focus is coming down on two heavy weight Democrat Senators: Rockefeller and Durbin. This source expands on the Washington Post story and confirms some of Mac Rangers information that these two US Senators (and their staff) may be facing polygraph tests. During the Bush Administration, a nexus of politicians, government workers and members of the news media have worked overtime in leaking classified information. From...
  • Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen (Jack Kelly)

    03/06/2006 9:41:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 1,254+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3-7-06 | Jack Kelly - Commentary
    March 7, 2006 Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen By Jack Kelly Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists. They are the first private citizens ever to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Mr. Franklin pled guilty Jan. 20th and was sentenced to more than...
  • Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen (Durbin, Rockefeller tied to NSA Leak?)

    03/07/2006 3:12:39 AM PST · by KCRW · 40 replies · 2,409+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 03/07/06 | Jack Kelly
    Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists. They are the first private citizens ever to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. ..... But it's more likely prosecutors will use the Plame precedent to get journalists to disclose their sources. The NSA leak investigation issaid...
  • Durbin, Rockefeller and Wyden received criminal referrals today...leak probe

    03/06/2006 7:13:06 PM PST · by 212351st · 101 replies · 3,999+ views
    Fox News
    I have been waiting for more information on what I thought I heard this afternoon on Fox News. What I heard was Durbin, Rockefeller and Wyden had criminal referrals and were being asked to submit to lie detector tests. This was tied to the leak investigation. I don't post too often and I might be suffering from excess radon consumption.....and hallucinating.???? Help me out..... anyone else out there hear the same thing I did???
  • One Dangerous Feller: Senator Wants No Secrets

    03/05/2006 8:30:12 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 44 replies · 1,327+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 3-4-06 | Daniel Clark - OP/ED
    March,4,2006One Dangerous Feller: Senator Wants No SecretsDaniel Clark When Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, W.Va.) accused President Bush of endangering America by releasing classified information, most conservatives simply laughed him off. That's certainly an understandable reaction, since Rockefeller accusing others of leaking government secrets is a little like his state's other senator, Robert Byrd, telling somebody to get to the point. The tactic behind this absurdity, however, is something that's got to be taken seriously. In a February 17th letter to Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, Rockefeller wrote, "Given the administration's continuing abuse of intelligence information for political purposes,...
  • Senior Democrat pushes expansion on indecency bill (Rockefeller & Hutchinson want cable covered)

    03/01/2006 10:51:59 AM PST · by weegee · 10 replies · 431+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo ^ | Mon Feb 27, 8:51 PM ET | By Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - A senior Democratic senator plans to force a series of votes on indecency legislation when the Senate Commerce Committee takes up a broad-based telecommunications reform bill in the spring, an aide said Monday. Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, have introduced legislation that seeks to expand indecency regulations to cable and satellite TV providers, include violent content under the same regulations as indecent content and codify the current children's television rules. "Sen. Rockefeller plans to offer his bill, in totality, or section-by-section, as amendments to the telecom bill as this goes forward," James...
  • CLOSING IN (The net tightens on Rockefeller and Durbin)

    02/27/2006 5:37:56 AM PST · by livesbygrace · 79 replies · 3,247+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/27/2006 | The Prowler
    Word out of the Defense Intelligence Agency and law enforcement sources has the FBI and the Department of Justice comparing notes and dates on who in the U.S. Senate received national security briefings on both the overseas terrorist prisons and the NSA overseas terrorist monitoring programs, and when those briefings took place. "The number of Senators who received briefings is not as large as people think," says one law enforcement source. "These were programs with a limited 'Need to Know" list on Capitol Hill." Federal investigators looking into the leaks of both those programs to the press are zeroing in...