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  • Wow! MN Dem Lawmaker Admits Obamacare Is Piece of Crap During Town Hall (VIDEO)

    06/27/2017 6:53:47 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    Democrat lawmaker and Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz (MN-1) went off script during a meeting with constituents this week. The far left Congressman could no longer pretend that “the ACA is doing fine.” Walz may be regretting his vote for Obamacare, admitting it’s “failing his constituents in a lot of ways.” He’s right. Late last year, Minnesota’s insurance regulator said the state’s individual market was on “the brink of collapse” and raised Obamacare rates by 50 to 67% on Minnesotans. That is a disaster.
  • Oklahoma lawmaker arrested on child prostitution charges

    03/16/2017 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/16/2017 | Seam Murphy
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma state senator was booked Thursday on child prostitution charges for allegedly hiring a 17-year-old boy for sex, leading to calls for his resignation and a separate internal investigation into his years of work with a youth program. Ralph Shortey, a 35-year-old conservative Republican who has a wife and three young daughters, surrendered to authorities on charges of engaging in child prostitution, transporting a minor for prostitution and engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church. He was released after about two hours on a $100,000 bond. "I have no comment at this time,...
  • Lawmaker wants the rich to be drug tested before receiving high-dollar tax deductions

    06/17/2016 7:19:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/17/16 | Andrew Bahl
    A Congresswoman who is “sick and tired” of drug testing welfare recipients has introduced a bill in Congress that would subject the rich to many of those same requirements. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., unveiled Thursday the Top 1% Accountability Act, which would require those claiming itemized deductions of more than $150,000 on their tax returns to submit to drug tests or file for less generous tax deductions. The proposal is a shot across the bow at Republican governors in states, including Moore’s home state of Wisconsin, that require the recipients of certain welfare benefit programs to be drug tested in...
  • NJ Lawmaker Rips Magazine Ban to Shreds

    03/25/2014 7:26:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/21/14 | Haggz51
    NJ Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll gives amazing floor speech in opposition to legislation banning magazines over ten rounds. This took place at the New Jersey Assembly Chamber in Trenton, NJ on March 20th, 2014.
  • Lawmaker: Obama is 'blaming the voters' Says president doesn't like the Congress they gave him

    01/28/2014 5:16:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/28/14 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has almost run out of people to blame for the sad state of the union, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., told WND. After five years, he can’t blame Congress or the previous president. So he is blaming the voters who gave him a Congress he doesn’t like. Referring to the president’s threat to increasingly bypass Congress by issuing executive orders, Huelskamp observed, “If you say you’re going to go around the duly elected Congress, you’re blaming the voters.” The plain-spoken Kansan told WND it is as if the president is telling the American people, “Hey, you know...
  • Lawmaker drops bombshell: North Korea may have nuclear missiles

    04/11/2013 5:02:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 4/11/13 | Anna Mulrine, Staff writer
    The results of a classified Defense Intelligence Agency report indicate that “North Korea now has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles.” That was the bombshell out of a House Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday. It came when Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) of Colorado began quoting from what he said was an unclassified version of the DIA report, which has not yet been made public.
  • Alabama lawmaker's email: 'Slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping...'

    03/27/2013 8:20:45 PM PDT · by Greystoke · 11 replies
    http://www.al.com ^ | March 27, 2013 at 9:07 AM | George Talbot
    Hey man. Your folk never used all this sheit to protect my folk from your slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded kin folk. You can keep sending me stuff like you have however because it helps me explain to my constituents why they should protect that 2nd amendment thing AFTER we finish stocking up on spare parts, munitions and the like.
  • Lawmaker Grills Border Protection Official on Efforts to Track 40 Percent of Illegal Aliens with

    02/27/2013 1:40:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At a hearing on Tuesday to determine the security status of U.S. borders, a GOP lawmaker grilled a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official on efforts to track down people who have overstayed their visa when 40 percent of the illegal aliens in the country fall into that category. “Mr. McAleenan, if I were a could-be terrorist, and I flew into the Harrisburg International Airport or Des Moines, Iowa, airport and didn’t leave after my visa expired, how would you find me?” Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime...
  • Iowa lawmaker calls for death penalty, chemical castration

    01/26/2013 5:31:25 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 21 replies
    Quad-City Times ^ | January 25, 2013 | Mike Wiser
    DES MOINES — A state senator will push for public hearings on the death penalty in the Iowa Senate and House of Representatives as he files legislation to bring capital punishment back to Iowa. Sen. Kent Sorenson, R-Milo, has championed the idea of reintroducing the death penalty in Iowa since the abduction and killing of Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, this summer in Evansdale. Elizabeth’s parents joined Sorenson and parents of other missing and murdered children at a Capitol news conference, where the senator outlined five pieces of legislation he plans to introduce this session. Iowa abolished the...
  • Iowa Lawmaker: Ban Semi-Automatic Weapons, Then 'Start Taking Them' From Gun Owners if Needed

    01/08/2013 9:43:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/8/13 | Erica Ritz
    A Democratic legislator in Iowa is startling citizens with his most recent proposal: ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons, and confiscate them from existing gun owners if need be. Here is an excerpt from Iowa’s Daily Times Herald, which conducted the interview with State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer: In an interview, a fiery Muhlbauer said it is time to act with “radical changes” on gun laws and other issues to protect schoolchildren from shooting sprees like the one last week in Newtown, Conn. “We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the...
  • Ukrainian Lawmaker Targets Jewish Actress with Racial Slur

    12/24/2012 7:01:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 12/24/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A Ukrainian lawmaker from the far-right Svoboda Party has provoked international condemnations after referring to Jewish actress Mila Kunis as a “zhydovka”, a Ukranian slur that translates to “dirty Jewess,” on his Facebook page. “She is not Ukrainian, she is a Jewess by birth. She is proud of this and the Star of David,” politician Igor Miroshnichenko wrote on in the online message. “[S]he says nothing and expresses nothing positive about the country in which she was born. I can’t bring myself to say she is Ukrainian. Let her love America or Israel, people must not attach her to the...
  • Minnesota lawmaker urged to step aside after rest-stop liaison with 17-year-old boy (Democrat)

    08/22/2012 7:51:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/21/2012
    A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders on Monday to give up his re-election bid. Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn't been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn't be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmaker's Craigslist ad for "no strings attached" sex. Gauthier admitted to the liaison, according to police reports made public late last week. The teen told police the...
  • MN: Rest stop incident involving Minn. lawmaker investigated

    08/15/2012 9:07:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 8/15/12 | AP
    DULUTH, Minn. - Authorities are looking into an incident at an interstate rest stop in Duluth that involves a state representative. State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says a witness approached a trooper at Thompson Hill rest area off Interstate 35 about 11 p.m. on July 22 and told the officer about some "suspicious activity." Roeske says the trooper had contact with Rep. Kerry Gauthier and turned the matter over to Duluth police because it was a "non-traffic" incident. Duluth police said in a statement the incident is still being actively investigated and released no further details. Gauthier, a Democrat, did...
  • GOP lawmaker calls for change to how government measures unemployment

    04/09/2012 2:56:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/08/12 | Molly K. Hooper
    GOP lawmaker calls for change to how government measures unemploymentBy Molly K. Hooper - 04/08/12 02:35 PM ET A Republican lawmaker is intensifying his push for legislation that would change how the government measures the unemployment rate. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) intends to press GOP leaders to move his bill to include the number of individuals who gave up looking for work in the percentage of jobless claims. Should the government measure unemployment with Hunter's figure, the unemployment rate would be higher than the current rate of approximately 8 percent– a potentially devastating assessment for the White House, especially...
  • Lawmaker thief a perfect representative for gun-grabbing rights thieves(CA)

    01/17/2012 6:20:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    “California Lawmaker Pleads No Contest in Shoplift Case,” The Associated Press reports at Fox News. Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Castro Valley, entered the plea in San Francisco Superior Court after the judge reduced a theft charge against her from a felony to a misdemeanor at a prosecutor's request. After she tried to lift $2,500 worth of clothes? How many of us mere mortals think we could get away with felony grand theft and have the prosecutor go to bat for us, and then walk away from it with no jail time, our jobs intact and a fine of less than the...
  • Dem lawmaker clarifies stance on new DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    04/06/2011 4:12:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4.6.11 | Jordan Fabian
    A Democratic lawmaker Wednesday clarified his opinion on the new head of the Democratic National Committee after some interpreted it as criticism. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said he has full confidence that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) will perform well and that he did not intend for his comments to be seen as critical of the party's choice or the congresswoman. He did reiterate that she will likely experience stress, because neither role is a "part-time job." "Clearly, some of the press would like some kind of fight in the Democratic Party,
  • Former Lawmaker(Mn) Looks to Fire up Dems at 'Tax the Rich Forum'

    03/03/2011 12:24:54 PM PST · by Son House · 21 replies
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | Mar 03, 2011 | By Heather J. Carlson
    A former DFL state lawmaker is sponsoring a "Tax the Rich Forum" this weekend aimed at firing up Democrats as the budget debate intensifies at the state Capitol. "It's a forum for Democrats I put together to try and get out of the malaise of last fall's election and to try and focus on what is certainly going to be a tug of war at the Capitol to solve the budget crisis," said former state Rep. Ken Tschumper of La Crescent, who served one term in the Legislature. Tschumper invited Democrats from Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties to the event,...
  • Conservative Dem lawmaker jokes about Speaker Pelosi dying

    08/26/2010 2:22:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    the hill ^ | 8/26/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Democratic Rep. Bobby Bright (Ala.) on Wednesday ducked a question on whether or not he would vote for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) by joking that she "might even get sick and die." Bright, a centrist Blue Dog who voted against the healthcare reform law, made the comments in response to a question about whether he'd support Pelosi to retain the Speaker's gavel. Speaking at a local Chamber of Commerce event, Bright "joked that Pelosi might lose her own election, decide not to run for the speaker’s job or otherwise not be available," the Montgomery Advertiser wrote. He then suggested "jokingly"...
  • Top US lawmaker: Afghan war leakers belong in jail (senior Republican, Senate Intel. Cmte, Kit Bond)

    07/26/2010 12:28:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 2+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/26/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A top US lawmaker on Monday blasted the source of a huge cache of leaked military documents on the Afghan war and said such leakers belong in the "orange jump suits" of jailed criminals. "It is shocking that any American, much less someone in the Pentagon, would betray his country and possibly put our soldiers at risk by leaking information on the ongoing war in Afghanistan," said the senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Kit Bond. "The damage to our national security caused by leaks like this won't stop until we see more perpetrators in orange...
  • Angry House lawmaker cuts aid to Afghanistan (Nita Lowey , D-NY)

    06/28/2010 2:19:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A key U.S. House of Representatives Democrat said on Monday she is cutting billions of dollars in aid to Afghanistan from spending legislation because she is outraged over reports of corruption and donor aid being flown out the country. Representative Nita Lowey, who heads the House appropriations subcommittee on foreign aid, vowed not to spend "one more dime" on aid to Afghanistan until she can be sure it is not being abused. The Democrat also announced hearings on corruption in Afghanistan, where the Obama administration is trying to work with the government of President Hamid Karzai to...