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  • Iowa Press U.S. Congress Fourth District Debate (Steve King)

    10/23/2014 7:23:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Youtube ^ | IowaPublicTelevision
    Rep. Steve King, (R-Kiron) and Jim Mowrer, (D-Boone) Thursday, October 23 Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Military immigrant program halted

    10/23/2014 5:27:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    A popular military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills is now stuck in bureaucratic limbo — after the Pentagon announced last month it would begin allowing some young immigrants without legal status into the program. Army officials confirmed Thursday that the program, called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, has been suspended while the service tries to finalize screening procedures for the immigrants who want to enlist. (SNIP) And a new requirement instituted in 2012 mandates that all MAVNI applicants go through a high-level security check, called a single-scope background investigation. But DACA recipients would not be able...
  • Yes, Virginia, There Is Still a Circuit Split between Halbig and King

    10/19/2014 7:51:04 PM PDT · by SteveH · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/14/2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    [...] Perhaps most important for court-watchers, the plaintiffs further noted that contrary to the government’s claims, “there is still technically a conflict between the two Circuits.” That’s because under the D.C. Circuit’s rules, the decision to grant en banc review “vacated the panel’s judgment, but not its opinion.” So yes, Virginia, there’s still a circuit split.
  • Christie Will Speak, Not Shoot, at Iowa Pheasant Hunt

    10/16/2014 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    <p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at U.S. Rep. Steve King’s annual pheasant hunt in Iowa this month — but he won’t be shooting game himself.</p> <p>Ann Trimble-Ray, an advisor to the King reelection campaign, said Christie will be present at a fundraising luncheon in Iowa on Saturday, but he won’t be hunting because he’s on a campaign swing visiting other candidates.</p>
  • David Young’s Schizophrenic Congressional Campaign

    10/15/2014 7:35:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | Craig Robinson
    Contrary to popular belief, I don’t like writing negative article about Republicans. I especially don’t like criticizing Republican candidates running for office in the final month of the campaign. As I sat down to write this article at 9:15 p.m. last night, I had no clue what I was going to be writing about. I thought perhaps I’d write about the Des Moines Register’s latest Iowa Poll that shows Governor Terry Branstad leading his Democrat opponent by 15 points. (SNIP) Had Young taken the stage at the District nominating convention back in June and said, “Hi, I’m David Young, and...
  • Why Did States Spend Millions To Create Tech That Healthcare.gov Had Already Developed?

    10/12/2014 5:06:02 AM PDT · by SteveH · 15 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Scot K. Vorse
    [....] So why the changes and why did Washington and Nevada request and use tax payer funds to develop electronic tax credit technology if they “intended to use” the technology already developed by HHS? There are two possibilities: Either HHS had decided it needed a tax credit calculator or it hadn’t. If it had – why didn’t it share this technology and collaborate with the states from Day One, which would have reduced the amount of tax funded grants? Also, a significant amount of the $4.8 billion awarded to states was allocated to develop tax credit calculator technology. Why had...
  • Debating Halbig and King

    10/12/2014 3:23:05 AM PDT · by SteveH · 1 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy via The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    [...] In King news, on Friday the federal government filed its brief in opposition to the plaintiffs’ petition for certiorari before the Supreme Court. Conspicuously absent from this brief is any mention of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber. The federal government routinely cited his work in its prior briefs in both Halbig and King, but not here. The Court is scheduled to consider the King cert petition in November. [...]
  • Santorum to aid Steve King in fundraiser

    10/10/2014 2:33:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Bret Hayworth
    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who narrowly won the 2012 Iowa caucuses, will headline a fundraiser later this month for U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron. The event will take place Oct. 22 in a private home in Dakota Dunes, S.D. (SNIP) In a release, Santorum said King is the kind of congressman people need. “We need Steve King in Congress to stand up for America, our sovereignty, values, and economy... Steve understands the burden illegal immigration creates on American workers and their wages.
  • King: We Must Maintain Free Trade Between the States (MO Dem backs King)

    10/09/2014 5:27:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Congressman Steve King released the following statement in response to the California Egg Law lawsuit being rejected. This lawsuit was filed by the state of Missouri, along with five others, to eliminate a California law that prohibits the sale of eggs laid by hens held in cages they deem “too small.” Mr. King’s Protect Interstate Commerce Act (PICA), which the California lawsuit originates from, was attached to the House Farm Bill during markup in the House Agriculture Committee last year but was ultimately not accepted with the final Farm Bill Act of 2014. This act would prohibit any state from...
  • Iowa's 3rd Congressional District Republican comes out for Amnesty

    10/09/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    David Young of Iowa's 3rd Congressional District wants to give work permits to 12 million illegals. The only story available is copyright. The retiring Tom Latham was more conservative on every issue than this David Young character. I hope Joni Ernst can still win the Senate race. David Young worked for Grassley. Grassley and Jeff Sessions were probably the 2 best on the Judiciary in terms of exposing Chuck Schumer. What has Young learnt on immigration from his time with Grassley? I know Grassley says he doesn't like using the word amnesty but Grassley pretty much trashed every aspect of...
  • King Welcomes Trump to Iowa for Campaign Fundraiser

    10/04/2014 12:59:40 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Congressman Steve King confirmed today Donald Trump will be in Iowa on October 18 to headline a fundraiser for the 4th District U.S. Representative. The event will be held at a private residence in West Des Moines. “I look forward to having Donald J. Trump again visit Iowa,” King remarked. “It’s good to have another outspoken fiscal conservative support my re-election campaign.” Hosts for the King fundraiser are Senator Charles Grassley, Congressman Tom Latham, Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, and Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. Information on the event, and reservations, can be obtained by contacting...
  • The Method To Steve King's Madness

    09/30/2014 2:28:49 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | Sahil Kapur
    The most notorious moment of Representative Steve King's career was cleverly calculated. The immigration debate had undergone a sea change in favor of reform, with bipartisan Senate passage of a sweeping bill in the months after Hispanics carried President Obama to a resounding reelection victory. (SNIP) This really irritated King. "It was wrong," he tells TPM in a wide-ranging interview in his Capitol Hill office. "I go down to the border and … I see these guys that are coming across." (SNIP) "I'd suggest that we have now more objectively characterized Dreamers," he snarks, "and [Durbin] hasn't yet said thank...
  • Karl Rove accuses Alison Lundergan Grimes of supporting amnesty even though he supports amnesty

    09/18/2014 2:37:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Karl Rove, writing in the WSJ in defense of the the Rubio-Schumer senate amnesty plan… "There is growing public support for providing a pathway to citizenship for those now in the country illegally…support for a pathway has grown most among Republicans." (SNIP) Aside from his personal advocacy, Rove’s various Super PACs– which he operates through a statutory labyrinth of plausible deniability– spent millions selling conservatives on Rubiocare. (SNIP) The irony here is that all three players– Karl Rove, Alison Lundergan Grimes, and Mitch McConnell– support amnesty… Mitch McConnell voted for amnesty in 1986 [RC #335, 10/17/86] Mitch McConnell co-sponsored amnesty...
  • Politicians duck ‘amnesty’ label

    09/17/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2005
    It’s “the A-Word,” and it can damn any immigration bill to oblivion. The word is “amnesty,” or as one immigration-control advocate calls it, “the death word.” It’s a charge that a lot of people want to make and nobody wants to hear. (SNIP) “For some, you would think amnesty is in the eye of the beholder because there are some critics who have nothing constructive to offer who criticize every proposal as amnesty or amnesty light,” says Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican. (SNIP) “I’ve seen no guest-worker program that didn’t include amnesty — amnesty defined by Webster’s,” says Rep. Steve...
  • Loras Poll: King in Good Shape, Blum’s Got a Shot in the 1st CD

    09/11/2014 2:59:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | Craig Robinson
    Newspapers and other media organizations will pay for statewide polls for presidential and gubernatorial elections, but their budgets don’t allow for congressional polling. Public polling data for congressional campaigns is hard to come by, which is why the Loras College Poll of Iowa’s four congressional districts is unique. The latest Loras poll gives us a peek into the four congressional races in Iowa, two of which are competitive open seats. The poll shows that Iowa’s two incumbent Congressmen, Democrat Dave Loebsack and Republican Steve King, currently hold sizable leads over their challengers. (SNIP) Congressman Steve King is leading his Democrat...
  • U.S. senators urge Burger King to ditch move to Canada

    09/11/2014 8:45:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/11/14 | Emily Stephenson
    They also said, in a letter to Burger King Chief Executive Officer Daniel Schwartz that was dated Thursday, that the burger chain uses taxpayer-supported roads, food safety inspectors and other perks of doing business in the United States. "Now, after profiting from these taxpayer-funded benefits, Burger King intends to move its tax address overseas to avoid paying its fair share for these benefits," the group said in the letter, which was viewed by Reuters.
  • Before He Died, Richard III Lived Large

    08/24/2014 10:48:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | 8-19-14 | Rachel Nuwer
    Bone chemistry sheds light on the monarch's shifting diet throughout his brief life Richard III was only 32 years old when he was struck down at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. But according to new research, the King of England at least enjoyed some good eating throughout his life—especially in the few years leading up to his death. Scientists from the British Geological Survey and the University of Leicester analyzed Richard III's teeth, his femur and his ribs to see what they could reveal about the monarch's diet, Phys.org reports. They used isotope analysis to identify chemical signatures...
  • Martinez shows ‘comfortable lead’ over King (NM Governor's race)

    08/18/2014 12:41:36 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 17, 2014 | Dan Boyd
    Gov. Susana Martinez led Attorney General Gary King by 9 percentage points in the first Journal Poll on the New Mexico governor’s race, hitting the coveted 50 percent mark before the fall campaign. “It’s a comfortable lead, especially when you take into consideration the tremendous financial advantage the governor has,” said Brian Sanderoff, president of Research & Polling Inc., which conducted the poll. The Republican governor, who is seeking re-election to a second four-year term, led the two-term Democratic attorney general in most regions of the state, including the Albuquerque area, the poll found. Overall, 50 percent of New Mexico...
  • Steve King: Ferguson Protesters Are Of A 'Continental Origin' So Racial Profiling Is Not A Factor

    08/15/2014 7:05:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Marina Fang
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) claimed that racial profiling is not a concern in Ferguson, Missouri, because all of the protesters are of a "continental origin." Speaking on conservative network Newsmax TV on Wednesday, King disagreed that racial profiling played a role in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown or the targeting of those protesting his death because, King claims, everyone protesting the situation is black. "This idea of no racial profiling ... I've seen the video. It looks to me like you don't need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of...
  • Tough Teddio Bresenio

    08/14/2014 9:02:31 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 1, 1993 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Tough Teddio Brisenio Preserved poor Roddy’s brain-i-o His cervical save Was just such a rave That they trashed ol’ ElAy Insteadio.
  • King: Mowrer’s challenge not ‘as intense’ as Vilsack’s

    08/13/2014 2:53:57 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Ames Tribune ^ | Gavin Aronsen
    Iowa Congressman Steve King hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday in north Ames’ Somerset Clubhouse, speaking at length about such issues as immigration and foreign policy but mentioning his 4th Congressional District challenger, 28-year-old Boone Democrat Jim Mowrer, only in passing. (SNIP) He explained his efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama administration directive granting temporary work permits to immigrants who entered the country unlawfully as children; and to amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, a law that has made it more difficult to deport children crossing the Mexico border...
  • King Might Be Headed to the Supreme Court; Perhaps Halbig To Follow

    08/06/2014 1:48:04 PM PDT · by SteveH · 2 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 5, 2014 | Carrie Severino
    But now those judges will have to decide whether they want their first high-profile act on the court to be one that is baldly political: overturning a meticulously-reasoned decision that overturned the IRS’s attempt to rewrite the Affordable Care Act. It would make the new judges look like presidential pawns who are attempting to save his bacon, lowering them to the level of the disgraced and politicized IRS itself. Even if the D.C. Circuit judges are willing to take the fall for the President in this case, there probably won’t be time to undo the circuit split before the Supreme...
  • President Obama's use of executive orders in historical terms

    08/06/2014 7:25:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    National Constitution Center ^ | August 5, 2014 | NCC Staff
    The current controversy over President Barack Obama's use of executive orders has many Republicans steamed and Democrats on the defensive. But has the President really issued more orders that his predecessors? In terms of executive orders, quality counts as much as quantity, and several significant Obama executive orders have some conservatives rallying around a lawsuit against the president, as well as threatening impeachment... The American Presidency Project keeps tabs on executive orders and their historical counterparts dating back to the George Washington administration. The presidents who used orders and proclamations the most, per year, were [Franklin] Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover and...
  • Watch Two DREAMers Who Confront Rep. Steve King Get A Timely Lesson on Immigration Law

    08/05/2014 12:47:18 PM PDT · by safetysign · 48 replies
    IJReview ^ | 08/05/2014 | SooperMexican
    Immigrants Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas recently approached Representative Steve King at a fundraiser in Iowa and criticized him for pushing a law that would take away their “Dream Act” status. Instead of shrinking away, Rep. King patiently explained his point of view on why people shouldn’t advocate for lawlessness when our laws are a feature of American prosperity that they enjoy, but don’t respect. His key comment: “Do you want to live in a country that respects the rule of law, or don’t you?” The confrontation could have gotten ugly very quickly, but Rep. King stuck to his guns...
  • "Man Caused Disaster" On the Southern Border

    07/26/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The clarion call has sounded from President Obama and the pundits residing in Washington D.C. that Congress should "do something." Lost in this theory of governing by crisis, is that President Obama's actions created this historic calamity on the border. This is a "man caused disaster" and the man who caused it is Barack Obama. Waiting for President Obama to enforce the law is akin to waiting for Godot. President Obama is as likely to secure the border as he is to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. We are looking at two and a half long years of watching hundreds...
  • Immigration solution?

    07/24/2014 4:14:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jennifer Rubin
    Immigration reform won’t happen this year, but ironically the border debacle may make immigration reform more likely in the near to mid-future. Even if the House wanted to, there is little time (a couple weeks now and a few in September) to get any major legislation done. Moreover, with the monkey off their back and the Democrats under fire for the border mess, Republicans will see less urgency to move forward. (SNIP) It’s no longer politically untenable to argue we should first do border security, then evaluate and then address legalization issues. In fact that seems to be the default...
  • Rep. Bentivolio Strikes Out (US Chamber Vanity)

    07/23/2014 10:55:57 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    US Chamber of Commerce ^ | Sean Hackbarth
    Desperate candidates who are way behind in the polls take big swings hoping to hit political home runs. Take Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, trying to hold onto his Congressional seat in Michigan’s 11th District. Being down 22 points against David Trott, he desperately needs to rally his troops by the August 5th primary. So his campaign e-mailed a fundraising pitch pushing the myth that the U.S. Chamber supports amnesty. Rep. Bentivolio whiffed big time. The U.S. Chamber doesn’t support amnesty and never has. Here is what the U.S. Chamber’ immigration reform priorities are: Strengthening border security. Improving E-Verify system and employment...
  • Iowa rep will file lawsuit over immigration announcement

    06/30/2014 3:32:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2012
    Firebrand Republican Rep. Steve King announced his intention Friday to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, calling unconstitutional the administration's plan to stop deporting some young, illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children. "This is no longer a debate about immigration policy. The debate is now about the Constitution and the Rule of Law," the Iowa congressman said in a statement. "I am preparing to bring suit against the President and ask for a court to enjoin him from implementing his unconstitutional and unlawful policy."
  • Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has ‘Peaked’

    06/27/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.” The New York Democrat and longtime immigration reform supporter said that House Republicans are led by false anti-amnesty rhetoric from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Schumer noted that recently ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the only member of Congress that the “minority” Tea Party voters were able to remove from office.
  • Rep. Steve King: Border patrol agents ‘doing jobs that Americans won’t do’

    06/26/2014 8:13:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Twitchy Staff
    "Aren't Border Patrol agents who do food prep, laundry, shower runs, diapers & warm bottles for illegal kids "doing work Americans won't do?" Iowa Rep. Steve King isn’t alone in wondering why the Border Patrol seems to be doing everything but patrolling the border to keep it secure.
  • King Reacts to Crisis on the Border

    06/26/2014 12:01:59 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Steve King
    Congressman Steve King released the following video excerpts from his questioning of the witnesses in the Full House Judiciary Committee on “An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors.”
  • John Feehery: Pete King’s GOP

    06/23/2014 10:21:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Feehery
    Congressman Pete King (R-N.Y.), a familiar pugilist on cable television, took his message of a robust American foreign policy to New Hampshire for the sixth time over the weekend. This was after a week of jousting with GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.) about the direction of the Republican Party. He called Cruz a nihilist and Paul an isolationist. (SNIP) King’s pretty good at math, or at least he understands the basics of demographic change, and as son of Irish immigrants, he has a reflexive distaste of xenophobic latter-day know-nothings. Now, King probably wouldn’t have been invited...
  • GOP Rep. Calls Obama ‘Kim Jong POTUS’ over Redskins Ruling

    06/19/2014 6:56:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Evan McMurry
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the Washington Football Team, and Twitter. What could go wrong? "Obama raids Redskins by weaponizing USPTO. Cancels Redskins logo! Free people will not tolerate a Kim Jong POTUS."
  • Does DCCC Chair Steve Israel Seem A Little Too Cozy With The NRCC? There's A Reason

    06/18/2014 4:08:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Down With Tyranny ^ | November 22, 2013
    No doubt, if you read DWT with any regularity, you've noticed that we keep an eye on the DCCC. We rarely have much to say about the NRCC, not because they're any better than the DCCC or less corrupt or incompetent, but,… who cares what they do? Unlike the DCCC, the worse the NRCC are, the better for normal Americans. (SNIP) The only congressional district in the country with a PVI of zero that isn't being fought over by the NRCC or the DCCC is NY-03. Steve Israel's Long Island district. A Republican could easily beat him if the NRCC...
  • LETTER: Steve King for House majority leader

    06/17/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    With the departure of Eric Cantor as majority leader, it's time to replace him with someone with strong conservative values. My choice is Steve King of Iowa. Steve is not looking for votes, but is looking for solutions to problems.
  • Steve King headed to Cantor’s backyard for ‘Stop Amnesty’ rally

    06/12/2014 5:34:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2013 | Molly K. Hooper
    Conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is headed to Cantor’s (R-Va.) hometown of Richmond for a special town-hall meeting on immigration reform. While the event is actually taking place in the district of Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott, NumbersUSA Virginia noted in an alert to activists that Richmond “neighbors the district of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who will play a major role in the fate of any amnesty bill in the House." King was chastised by Cantor and other Republican leaders last month for controversial comments about young illegal immigrants.
  • Stunning tea party win encourages Bentivolio as Trott gets major endorsement

    Virginia voters on Tuesday chose congressional candidate David Brat, an underfunded, tea party-supported economics professor, over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning Republican primary election. And U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) sees that as a good sign in his race against Republican fundraising juggernaut David Trott.
  • Wanted: Applicants for Majority Leader in US House who have a record opposing amnesty.

    Wanted: Applicants for Majority Leader in US House who have a record opposing amnesty. Come see me. https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA/status/476576416461766656 Earthshaking primary results in Virginia tonight. Resounding rejection of #Amnesty and support for Rule of Law. Personal regrets to Eric.
  • Steve King hits back at Schumer on immigration

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has recently been calling out U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, for blocking immigration reform. In a Friday release, King said it was time for he and Schumer to have a debate on the topic. (SNIP) King's response was that he and Schumer needed to debate. “Senator Schumer is continuing his attempt to taunt Speaker Boehner and leadership into bringing his Senate Gang of Eight’s amnesty agenda to the floor of the House. This is the third time Schumer has read from a script on the Senate Floor giving me the credit for leading on immigration...
  • Steve King gets 43,018 votes as only candidate & Boehner got 46,948

    06/05/2014 3:54:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    U.S. Rep. Dist. 4 - Rep Steve King Republican Party 43,018 99.1% Write-in 376 0.9% http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/Views/TabularData.aspx?TabView=StateRaces^Federal%20/%20Statewide%20Races^83&ElectionID=83# Winner J. Boehner (i) 68.7% 46,948 J. Winteregg 21.8% 14,928 E. Gurr 5.5% 3,782 M. Ashworth 3.9% 2,673 http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/ohio/#.U5D0rXZ9LLI
  • Republicans Against Immigration Enforcement

    05/30/2014 6:25:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | Mark Krikorian
    The House adopted two amendments related to immigration yesterday that are so elementary they should have been no-brainers for any Republican. And yet, a handful of GOP members voted no. The first amendment requires an investigation into the reasons for the alarming criminal alien releases revealed by my colleague Jessica Vaughan. The vote was largely along party lines. It’s understandable, if lamentable, that most Democrats would vote no — they’re protecting an increasingly feckless and incompetent administration that is, alas, from their own party. Likewise, you can see why five Democrats would vote yes — they’re in tight reelection contests....
  • Two Immigration Amendments Approved by House

    05/30/2014 6:02:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved two immigration enforcement amendments offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act. The bill includes funding for the Justice Department, and Rep. King's amendments addressed the recent report of more than 36,000 criminal illegal aliens being released from custody and sanctuary cities. SNIP Nine Republicans voted against the amendment, including pro-amnesty supporters Mario Diaz-Balart, Peter King, David Valadao, and Jeff Denham.
  • Rep. Steve King says Maxine Waters wins election to Congress with fewer votes

    05/30/2014 5:09:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Politifact ^ | Truth-O-Meter
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is one of the most outspoken opponents of illegal immigration in Congress. On May 22, 2014, during a speech on the House floor, he argued that proposals to overhaul immigration laws are a Trojan horse for Republicans, since allowing illegal immigrants a path to citizenship will boost the number of Democratic voters and eventually doom the GOP. This is not the first time King has made this argument. Just over a year ago, King said that Ronald Reagan was wrong to have signed an "amnesty" law in 1986 that "gave Barack Obama about 15 million additional...
  • House Vote 266 - On Agreeing to the Amendment ( King of Iowa Amendment)

    05/30/2014 3:53:00 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Barton (TX), Coffman, Denham, Valadao, Diaz-Barlart, Farenthold, Heck(NV), Reichert and Herrera Beutler voted no.
  • Secretary Johnson Agrees to Comply with King Amendment Which Passed in the House Today

    05/29/2014 6:30:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | Steve King
    Washington, DC - Congressman Steve King released the following statement after his amendment to H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations (CJS) Act of 2015 was adopted. Also today, in a Full House Judiciary Committee Hearing, King questioned the witness, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson, on the failure of the Obama Administration's immigration enforcement priorities. During this questioning, Secretary Johnson agreed that he would comply with the King amendment when passed. "I am pleased to see my amendment adopted to the CJS Appropriations Act in the House today," said King. "My amendment directs...
  • Eric Cantor is stopping the Reid Obama Plan to give illegal aliens amnesty.(Mailer)

    05/26/2014 10:52:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Harry Reid and Barack Obama are pushing an amnesty bill. This liberal plan would give six million illegal aliens citizenship.
  • Steve King hits back at immigration critics

    05/22/2014 5:55:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Thursday defended himself against Senate Democratic attempts to paint him as the face of obstruction on immigration reform. King read aloud several quotes from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and countered each of them on the House floor. "This is what I get from Senator Chuck Schumer," King said. "He decided he would target me and blame me for the things he believes are failures of the entire House of Representatives."
  • The Day Immigration Reform Died

    05/22/2014 3:21:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Lou Barletta
    The recent revelation that the Obama administration had released more than 36,000 illegal immigrants who had been convicted of other crimes should be the brightest red flag yet for those who claim to want to improve the laws that supposedly protect our borders. That the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency freed the prisoners is further proof of a move toward backdoor amnesty for illegal immigrants. The occasion of the publication of that information could well come to be known as the day immigration reform died. President Barack Obama is notoriously impatient with the constraints placed on his powers by the...
  • Reid Remarks Marking 321 Days Of House Republicans Blocking A Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill

    05/15/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Senate ^ | Senator Harry Reid
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor to mark 321 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill and call on House Republicans to do their part in mending the nations broken immigration system. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This morning marks 321 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform bill. For 321 days, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has done absolutely nothing to address our nation’s broken immigration system. And to the extremists in the House, the time went by just like that. So to House Republicans, 321 days...
  • Eric Cantor and John Boehner Don’t Really Want to Repeal Obamacare

    05/12/2014 7:12:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | June 30th, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Well, it is official. Eric Cantor and John Boehner — particularly Eric Cantor — have decided they don’t need or want conservatives and, more troubling, do not have any intention of trying to win at the polls by forcing Democrat hands on Obamacare. Our leadership is behaving badly. Last week and on Monday I mentioned Rep. Steve King’s effort to repeal Obamacare and start over. He’s filed a discharge petition. If he gets 218 signatures, Nancy Pelosi must hold a vote