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  • 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    05/13/2015 11:32:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 29 minutes ago | Scott Higham, Steven Rich and Alice Crites
    Washington • The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference at Baku on the Caspian Sea in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Three former top aides to President Barack Obama appeared as speakers at the conference. Lawmakers and their staff members received hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of travel expenses, silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, according to the ethics report. Airfare for the lawmakers and some of their spouses...
  • Rahm Emanuel unhappy Spike Lee titled new film 'Chiraq'

    04/15/2015 7:32:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    ABC7Chicago.com ^ | 2015-04-15
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he told film director Spike Lee that he's not happy the working title of Lee's upcoming motion picture is "Chiraq." The word suggests the city is as dangerous as the war zone in Iraq. "We had an honest, frank conversation," Emanuel said. Emanuel said he suggested the name would be offensive to the many good people who live in the Englewood neighborhood where the film takes place. The mayor says he thinks that the subject Lee told him his film would deal with - black-on-black violence - is an important topic that...
  • Civil War: 150th Anniversary of Lee Surrender at Appomattox

    04/09/2015 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | APRIL 9, 2015 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    The surrender of Confederate Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday was the definitive milestone of the end of the Civil War.
  • GOP Estab Courting Jon Huntsman to Challenge Mike Lee

    02/16/2015 6:21:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/15/15 | Tony Lee
    Establishment Republicans are reportedly trying to convince former Utah Governor and failed 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman to oust Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in 2016. CNN’s John King said on Inside Politics that national establishment leaders in the business community will join state establishment leaders to try to convince President Barack Obama’s former Ambassador to China to challenge Lee. King noted that Huntsman’s deep-pocketed dad (Huntsman Sr., though, did pony up funds to his son’s campaign down the stretch–perhaps because he saw the writing on the wall.) does not like Lee (Huntsman Sr. is reportedly upset his cancer institute did...
  • 5 Provocative Proposals From the ‘Reformicons’

    02/04/2015 3:35:28 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | Bob Davis
    Reform conservatives – or reformicons, as they are sometimes known—like to think they are thinking outside the box. Some of their proposals seem archly conservative, like cutting the minimum wage, and some seem fairly left wing, like cutting corporate subsidies, as related in a WSJ story today. Their ideas are mainly marked by energy and youth and are getting a hearing among those considering presidential runs. Here are five provocative proposals: Help low-wage workers by slashing the minimum wage. While President Obama and the organized labor push to increase the minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour from $7.25...
  • Harper Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel'

    02/03/2015 8:03:19 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/2/15
    An unpublished novel by Harper Lee is to finally see the light of day, 60 years after the US author put it aside to write To Kill a Mockingbird. Go Set a Watchman, which features the character of Scout as an adult, will be released on 14 July. Lee wrote it in the mid-1950s but put it aside on the advice of her editor. "I thought it a pretty decent effort." said Lee in a statement. "I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years."
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Stop Fed Internet Takeover; FCC Votes Feb 26

    01/28/2015 8:11:43 AM PST · by cornelis · 14 replies
    Dear Friends, Obamacare, the VA scandal, the IRS scandal--these are just a few examples of what happens when we give government huge power without oversight. It's about to happen again--the Obama Administration is fighting for a government takeover of the Internet and the Federal Communications Commission is going to vote on it February 26th. That's why I am writing you today--I need your help to stop this.President Obama came out a few weeks ago urging the FCC to vote to regulate the Internet the same way that it regulates public utilities under Title II. What this means is that, for...
  • Spike Lee On Islam: "The U.S. Is Always Going To Need A Boogie Man"

    01/20/2015 4:27:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    In a lengthy interview with the Daily Beast‘s Marlow Stern, filmmaker Spike Lee spoke out on America’s relationship with the Islamic world, his new film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, and the on-court woes of the New York Knicks.
  • GOP Scrooges Hit Lee and Cruz

    12/23/2014 5:55:21 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 12/23/14 | Jeffrey Lord
    Well. What a coincidence. As Americans depart for the Christmas holiday, the horrifying news of what the New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton correctly calls the “assassination” of two New York police officers, the Scrooges in the GOP Establishment have busied themselves attacking Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. Not once. Not twice. But three times in three different places. Up there in the Boston Globe, former New Hampshire Republican Senator John Sununu (not to be confused with his ex-governor father) has launched an attack on Texas Senator Cruz. Out in Utah, former Utah Republican Senator Robert Bennett is in print...
  • Lee: Weekend Session For Immigration Vote 'Worth It'

    12/16/2014 9:13:25 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Dec 2014 | Caroline May
    Sen. Mike Lee is defending the weekend's acrimony-inducing Senate session, explaining that it was important to get a vote on the constitutionality of President Obama’s executive amnesty.“It’s always worth it when you stand behind the American people, who want to make sure these that things are being voted on,” Lee said during an appearance Monday on Fox News. “When we have a president who engages in acts of lawlessness and behaves as if he were a government of one. It’s always worth it to stand up for the American people and get a vote on whether or not the president...
  • Senate Spending Bill Thwarted by Late-Night Cruz Challeng

    12/13/2014 2:22:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Bloomberg | December 13, 2014 | By Heidi Przybyla and Kathleen Hunter
    Bloomberg is title and link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-13/senate-push-on-final-spending-bill-thwarted-by-disputes.html
  • Struggles Continue as Senate Attempts to Pass Funding Bill

    12/13/2014 2:16:28 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 13, 2014 | BY ANDREW RAFFERTY AND FRANK THORP V
    Congress gave itself until Wednesday to pass a government funding bill after the two Republican senators whose efforts led to a government shutdown in 2013 disrupted legislation that would avert a shutdown. Unable to pass a massive spending bill that would keep the government funded for a year, the Senate on Saturday approved a stopgap measure to prevent a shutdown at midnight. The maneuver came during a rare Saturday session after GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee demanded a vote Friday to defund President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, thwarting Senate leadership's hopes to pass a $1.1 trillion...
  • CRUZ, LEE WIN WAR WITH HARRY REID, FORCE VOTE AGAINST EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    12/13/2014 1:16:21 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 144 replies
    Breitart ^ | 12/13/2014 | Mathew Boyle
    enate Majority Leader Harry Reid is keeping senators in Washington for a rare Saturday session—and risking a government shutdown—after he went to extraordinary lengths to block Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) from forcing a vote to block President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty.
  • Growing divide among Senate Republicans on spending bill?

    12/13/2014 10:27:19 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 75 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 13, 2014
    WASHINGTON – Republican aren’t mincing words about some in their own party as the political divide grows and the deadline to pass a spending bill nears. Heading into a rare Saturday session, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News he was surprised that GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah went over his head Friday night and help up a vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill. A senior GOP source lashed out at Cruz and Lee, calling the move “hamfisted” and “amateurish.” Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters that he was surprised by...
  • Defund executive amnesty in the “Cromnibus”. Contact the Senate here.

    12/13/2014 7:43:00 AM PST · by RedMDer · 20 replies
    12-13-2014 | Self
    Support Cruz, Sessions and LeeDefund executive amnesty in the “Cromnibus”
  • BREAKING: Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions Pushing for Defund Amnesty Vote

    12/12/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2014 | Patrick Howley
    WASHINGTON – Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Jeff Sessions are pushing for a vote to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty in the “Cromnibus” spending bill Friday night, The Daily Caller has learned. The trio of conservative senators is hoping to get the defund vote onto the Senate floor as a “point of order,” which would force a procedural vote on the issue without Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid having to introduce it. The senators are pushing hard on Capitol Hill for the measure as of early Friday afternoon. If successful, the vote would take place late Friday...
  • Senator: Obama’s Amnesty Gives Illegals A Fast-Track To Voting Booth

    12/11/2014 1:58:07 PM PST · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12-11-2014 | NEIL MUNRO
    President Barack Obama’s Nov. 21 amnesty puts millions of illegals on a fast-track to citizenship, Utah Sen. Mike Lee announced Thursday. Obama and his administration “have cleared the pathway to citizenship for millions of people who have crossed out borders illegally,” Lee said in a Thursday speech on the Senate floor. “They know what they have done, and it is illegal,” he added. Obama’s amnesty allows illegals with U.S.-born children to briefly leave the country, perhaps for a business meeting in Canada, and then be given “advanced parole” by border officials that lets them legally return to the United States....
  • Cruz, Lee want to hold off on AG confirmation

    11/08/2014 12:27:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    A pair of Republican senators reiterated their call for President Obama's new nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, to be taken up in the next Congress, rather than the lame-duck session. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have previously said they will oppose non-emergency business taken up when lawmakers return following Tuesday's election. "President Obama’s Attorney General nominee deserves fair and full consideration of the United States Senate, which is precisely why she should not be confirmed in the lame duck session of Congress by senators who just lost their seats and are no longer accountable to the...
  • GOP Leaders Shouldn't Forget That They Won Because Obama Sucks, Not Because They're Great

    11/08/2014 4:08:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | John Hawkins
    For the American people, voting in the 2014 election was like choosing whether they'd rather get Democrat Ebola or the Republican flu. Just because they chose the flu doesn't mean that Republicans should start assuming that people love them. They don't. Hell, I'm a conservative and even I don't love the Republican Party. Our leadership teams in the House and Senate are comprised of inarticulate country club Republicans who are to politics what the Waffle House is to fine dining. Many of the Capitol Hill staffers and consultants are out-of-touch lickspittles who hold flyover country conservatives in contempt because they’ve...
  • Tea party’s Frei finally joins Team Terry

    11/02/2014 1:22:14 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    It’s definitely late. Is it too little? During the GOP primary Frei, who lost to Lee Terry 53-47, accused Terry of “dirty politics.” In the final hours of his toughest and at times strangest Capitol Hill campaign in 16 years, Republican Congressman Lee Terry is scrambling to shore up his GOP base—thousands of potential voters who refused to back him in the May primary election. Early today Team Terry launched a 60 second radio ad which finds Dan Frei,—Terry’s tea party opponent from that rough and tumble, six-point primary—asking his “friends” to vote for Terry on Tuesday.
  • Doug Ducey wins Republican primary for governor in Arizona (Tea Party victory)

    08/27/2014 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27 at 12:21 AM | Sean Sullivan
    Ducey, a former Cold Stone Creamery chief executive, was backed by numerous national tea party leaders including Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah).
  • Confirmed: Obama Bundler Caught Working with al Qaeda Linked Group

    01/10/2014 11:41:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, January 10, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Obama bundler Jodie Evans, far left, protests in Yemen with al Qaeda tied group al Karama, June 17, 2013. Photo via al Karama. Obama bundler Jodie Evans and Code Pink, the leftist group she co-leads, have been found to be working with a group whose leaders have recently been declared terrorists and al Qaeda supporters by the Treasury Department. This is not the first time the Democratic Party allied group has been caught in bed with terrorists. As this writer has reported over the years, Code Pink works with terrorists, state sponsors of terrorists, the Democratic Party and President Barack...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama Pushed to Amnesty by GOP 'Sprinkling Water on a Bleeding Sore'

    07/31/2014 8:22:12 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC's "NewsNation with Tamron Hall," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said President Barack Obama should go ahead with his reported plans to give amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal immigrants because the House Republicans won't pass the Senate's version of comprehensive immigration reform. The Texas Democrat said, "I would applaud the president because all we're doing is taking a sore, bleeding sore and watching it bleed, continue to be infected, and sprinkling water on top of it. That's what the Republicans are doing."
  • Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests

    07/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the school’s past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscio’s announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the university’s president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • Ashford: GOP’s Terry has ‘Cantor lesson’ all wrong

    One day after the GOP’s Lee Terry opened the door to closing off compromises on Capitol Hill, Democrat Brad Ashford tells Nebraska Watchdog that Terry’s talk is “ridiculous, it’s disappointing.” Following Eric Cantor’s tea party ambush on Tuesday, Terry, an 8-term incumbent, told CNN, “Do we compromise? How do we work together? All of this is now in question.” Ashford says the “Cantor lesson” is just the opposite. “You can’t find solutions without working together,” says Ashford. Terry, of course, is coming off his own Cantor-like primary—just last month Terry survived a threat from his right wing, defeating Republican Dan...
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses Lee Bright for Senate

    06/09/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    goapvf.org ^ | 6-9-2014 | GOA
    Dear Friend of the Second Amendment: Just hours ago, I made an important decision. But that doesn’t mean it was a hard one. Today, I’m happy to announce Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is endorsing Lee Bright for the United States Senate in South Carolina. Of course, incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s betrayal of our Second Amendment rights is likely no surprise to you. But the incredible record Lee Bright has racked up as a State Senator in South Carolina may be. Senator Bright is the lead bill sponsor of Constitutional Carry and has long been the “go-to”...
  • Lee Terry won’t get GOP rival’s blessing

    05/15/2014 4:40:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | Joe Jordan
    When it comes to Congressman Lee Terry’s re-election push, Dan Frei is pushing back. Only hours after his badly underfunded bid to unseat Terry in Tuesday’s Republican primary came up just short on votes but long on attaboys, Frei tells Nebraska Watchdog he’s keeping his distance. “I do not have an endorsement for Congressman Terry,” says Frei who was also a no-show at the GOP’s post-election unity breakfast in Lincoln. Despite ponying up $900,000 to Frei’s $40,000, Terry, an 8-term incumbent, managed a meager six-point win.
  • May 12th, 1864, General Hancock attacks the Muleshoe at Spotsylvania

    05/12/2014 6:39:29 AM PDT · by abishai · 1 replies
    civilwar.org ^ | Curtis Crockett
    On May 12, General Grant ordered II Corps commander Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock to lead the attack on the Muleshoe, this time from the north, near its tip, where in theory it should have been most vulnerable... ..During the night Confederate pickets heard a rumbling that sounded like troops moving, and Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson alerted his brigade commanders... Within the works Rebels got the order to fire, but in the damp morning air many powder charges failed to ignite. The Yankees poured over the Confederate works by the hundreds, fighting hand-to-hand with bayonets and clubbed muskets. The Federals...
  • EXCLUSIVE -- MIKE LEE: CONSERVATIVES’ MOMENT TO STAND AGAINST CRONYISM

    04/30/2014 11:33:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2014 | Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
    Most Americans know that our revolutionary history began when a handful of brave patriots tossed crates of tea into Boston Harbor to protest unfair taxation. But what they might assume incorrectly is that our forefathers did so in response to increased taxes. In fact, the Tea Act of 1773 actually lowered taxes on imports. What truly offended the colonists was that it only lowered them for one corporation, the politically connected East India Company, giving it an unfair, artificial advantage over smaller, local American competitors. Thus, not only was the American idea hatched in protest to a government that was...
  • Spike Lee Slams Donald Sterling: "The Mentality of a Slave Master"

    04/29/2014 12:00:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 29, 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Spike Lee is likening Donald Sterling's racist and inflammatory remarks to those of a slave owner. Lee, speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper, said that he believes the owner of the L.A. Clippers should be removed from his position within the NBA.
  • Captains Uncourageous

    04/21/2014 5:14:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-21-2014 | Daren Jonescu
    If we are unable or unwilling to see and confront the extreme lack of character -- the dishonor -- in Captain Lee's behavior, on the grounds that "we weren't in his shoes," then we are only increasing the chances that our own response, should we ever find ourselves in similar shoes, will be as weak as his. If we rationalize his action, we are implicitly rationalizing our own. That, in fact, is likely the main reason we excuse shameful actions so easily today: we are hoping to excuse ourselves from scrutiny (including and especially self-scrutiny) regarding our own failures of...
  • Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Oklahoma Special GOP Senate Primary

    04/17/2014 5:29:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Elliot Jager
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma's GOP senate primary, The Hill reported. Shannon is a former state House Speaker. This was the first primary endorsement made by Cruz, who has a strong following among tea party-aligned Republicans. The endorsement allows him to honor his pledge not to back insurgents in primaries involving Senate GOP colleagues, The Washington Post reported. Shannon is in an open primary. A special election in November will fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn two years before his term ends in 2016. Cruz plans to attend...
  • Ted Cruz endorses T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma

    04/16/2014 6:34:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | BURGESS EVERETT
    Ted Cruz waded into a contested open-seat primary in Oklahoma on Wednesday, endorsing former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon over Rep. James Lankford. Though Cruz has shied away from endorsing Republican Senate incumbents locked in contested primaries, the Texas Republican had no qualms backing Shannon, who is increasingly drawing support from the Republican Party’s right flank in his bid to take the seat of retiring Sen. Tom Coburn.
  • Eager Republicans rush for the grassroots

    04/10/2014 7:54:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jennifer Harper
    The timing is impeccable: A dozen famed conservatives with liberty, tradition and smaller government on their minds gather a mere 72 hours before Tax Day dawns. That would be the Freedom Summit on Saturday, a daylong showcase organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, staged in Manchester, the most bustling town in New Hampshire.
  • Republican Senator: "GOP First Must End Cronyism in Our Own Ranks"

    04/07/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 7, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Republican senator Mike Lee has an op-ed decrying cronyism. But first, he says, the Republicans must purge the unseemly activity from within its "own ranks." "[T]o fix what’s broken in Washington and our economy," Lee writes in National Review Online, "a still-distrusted GOP first must end cronyism in our own ranks. The GOP has to close its branch of the Beltway Favor Bank and truly embrace a free-enterprise economy of, by, and for the people."
  • CA Sen. Yee Indicted For Arms Trafficking (Linked to Muslim Brotherhood)

    03/27/2014 6:41:48 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    agenda21radio.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Paul Preston
    Yee discussed helping the agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder fired automatic weapons and missiles, and took him through the entire process of acquiring them from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines to bringing them to the United States
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

    03/14/2014 6:49:44 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 mar 2014
    FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation. PHOTOS: Assault rifles: The best and the baddest The probe, conducted by one Republican and one Democratic state prosecutor in Utah, has received accusations from an indicted businessman and political donor, interviewed other witnesses and gathered preliminary evidence such as financial records, Congressional Record statements and photographs that...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

    03/14/2014 5:38:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2014 | John Solomon
    FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation.
  • FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee (Long piece, DOJ involved)

    03/13/2014 6:30:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | John Solomon
    Agents quietly working with Utah prosecutors to make case in DOJ absenceFBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation. The probe, conducted by one Republican and one Democratic state prosecutor in Utah, has received accusations from an indicted businessman and political donor, interviewed other witnesses and gathered preliminary evidence such as financial records, Congressional Record statements...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee rewrites ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ on how bills become law

    02/13/2014 6:10:22 AM PST · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    wash times ^ | 2/13/14
    The words to “Schoolhouse Rock” might need an update if Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is right. The campy animated shorts from the 1970s, among other things, helped children learn how laws are made. In “I’m just a bill,” an anthropomorphic piece of legislation named Bill sang a catchy tune about how things used to be done. “Well, now I’m stuck in committee,” the song went, “and I sit here and wait, while a few key congressmen discuss and debate, whether they should let me be a law. How I hope and pray that they will, but today, I’m still just...
  • Dem Congresswoman Promises to 'Give' Obama Executive Orders to Sign

    02/06/2014 8:14:21 AM PST · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    Vision To America ^ | February 6, 2014 | unknown
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said that she will “give President Obama a number of executive orders he can sign” through the new Congressional Full Employment Caucus. She said signing executive orders “should be our number one agenda.”
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘We’ll Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders

    02/04/2014 5:55:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/14 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.” Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” Jackson Lee said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he...
  • Still More on the SOTU: Gumdrops, Lollipops, Rainbows and Sugar daddies

    01/31/2014 8:55:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-31-2014 | MOTUS
    Good grief! It was days ago, and people are still talking about the SOTU:For example, Mike Lee: Protesting against dysfunctional government is a great American tradition, going back to the original tea party in Boston, about 240 years ago. Americans have a natural instinct to stand up and speak out when they know something is wrong. “This inequality crisis presents itself in three principal forms: immobility among the poor, who are being trapped in poverty by big-government programs; insecurity in the middle class, where families are struggling just to get by and can’t seem to get ahead; and cronyist privilege...
  • Sen. Mike Lee to deliver tea party response to State of the Union

    01/22/2014 2:09:52 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jackie Hicken
    The Tea Party Express has announced that Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, will deliver the official tea party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address following the Republican response. The Tea Party Express, a political action committee, has hosted a response since 2011 when Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gave the response. Former presidential candidate Herman Cain gave the response in 2012 and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., gave the response in 2013.
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Churches Should Not Be Forced to Perform Gay Marriage

    12/28/2013 10:48:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/28/2013 | Audrey Hudson
    Sen. Mike Lee says a bill he introduced would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from denying tax-exempt status to any person or group that refuses to perform gay marriages. "What we're talking about here is the freedom of religious belief, the freedom of a church, for example, to adhere to its own religious doctrine so that it cannot be discriminated against by the government," the Utah Republican said in an interview with Newsmax. Lee said the federal government's failure to protect religious liberty — citing Obamacare mandates for contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs — was a key motivation for him to...
  • ... How Far Rush Limbaugh Thinks the ‘Republican Establishment’ May Go to ‘Get Rid of the Tea Party’

    12/17/2013 5:53:14 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 93 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    THIS IS HOW FAR RUSH LIMBAUGH THINKSTHE ‘REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT’ MAY GO TO‘GET RID IF THE TEA PARTY’ Dec. 16, 2013 11:00pm, Jason Howerton Rush Limbaugh on Monday speculated that the“Republican establishment may in fact be so desirous of getting rid of the Tea Party as its base,they may be willing to lose some elections in order to get rid of their baseand put up a new base.” The conservative radio host also referenced a story on the Drudge Report indicating thatHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is claimingthat House Majority Leader John Boehner told herto wait next year for immigration...
  • Dem Congresswoman Calls for Unemployment Benefits for ‘Working Men and Women’

    12/13/2013 2:59:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/12/13
    Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D., Texas) took to the House floor on Thursday to call for a vote on legislation that would, she said, give unemployment benefits to people with jobs. “Let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women,” Jackson-Lee pleaded. So we can’t be only about our self in this holiday season, particularly as we recognize that the Pope being made man of the year has spoken to the world eloquently about this whole issue of the vulnerable. And so I ask this, Mr. Woodall, and the Rules Committee, let’s put the Van Hollen-Lee-Levin amendment...
  • EXCLUSIVE–TEA PARTY TO MITCH MCCONNELL: 'YOU CANNOT WIN WITHOUT US'

    11/22/2013 10:23:36 PM PST · by onyx · 46 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 22 Nov 2013, 4:27 PM PDT | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    A major GOP donor who told Breitbart News Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made disparaging remarks about the Tea Party movement and about Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) continues to stand by his original story after claims that the reports were not accurate. This individual reported that on the Oct. 30 fundraising call American Crossroads’ Karl Rove and Steven J. Law held with McConnell, “McConnell specifically talked about Mike Lee by name, specifically talked about Ted Cruz by name, and he specifically talked about the Tea Party by name,” the donor told Breitbart News in response...
  • One month after the shutdown ended, Lee and Cruz are sitting pretty

    11/16/2013 7:11:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 16, 2013 | Christopher Bedford
    It’s Nov. 16, 2013, and the partial government shutdown ended one month ago today. In those four weeks, and the two prior, everything conservatives said would happen has happened. What’s more, the Democrats’ united stand against them has turned into a retreat — and is primed to become a rout — as they amend Obamacare’s disastrous rollout, President Barack Obama apologizes for his failures, and electorally vulnerable Democrats break ranks and flee. Hell, even the polls that D.C.’s Republican pundits shrieked, wept and clawed over show the Grand Old Party has bounced back while the Democrats have fallen behind. Because,...
  • It's out after 170 years, the secret of Worcestershire Sauce... found in a skip

    11/08/2013 3:59:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 84 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-3-2013 | Fay Schlesinger
    It is the secret ingredient of many a homemade meal. But the precise contents of this tangy relish itself have remained a mystery. Until now. After more than 170 years, the original recipe for Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce has been revealed. It was found in notes dating from the mid-1800s that were dumped in a skip by the sauce factory. Brian Keogh, a former Lea and Perrins accountant, discovered the notes, which were neatly written in sepia ink in two leather-bound folios, and rescued them. Today, the label on bottles of the sauce lists vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies,...