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  • Obamatrade cost GOP congressman his job

    06/18/2016 4:41:11 PM PDT · by ak267 · 13 replies
    wnd ^ | 6-17-2016 | Curtis Ellis
    The populist uprising against phony “free trade” and Republicans who love it has taken its first scalp. Rep. Randy Forbes, GOP establishment stalwart and longtime Obamatrade supporter from Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, will soon be unemployed. Voters rejected him in favor of his primary opponent Scott Taylor, who stridently opposed Obamatrade.
  • BOOM! Establishment Congressman Loses Primary To Pro-Trump Challenger

    06/18/2016 9:22:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 35 replies
    dcwhispers.com ^ | June 18, 2016
    It’s the very thing the GOP Establishment fears most – loss of control. This week, an example of that diminished control reverberated throughout D.C. as challenger Scott Taylor, who is a former Navy SEAL and current Virginia State Representative, defeated longtime Republican Congressman Randy Forbes. Taylor supported Donald Trump and Trump’s America-first economic platform. Randy Forbes did not. Virginia voters just fired Randy Forbes. Taylor hosted a Virginia Trump rally as far back as September, and has since repeated his plan to support the New York billionaire in his upcoming presidential battle against Hillary Clinton. .. Reports indicate a stunned...
  • Scott Taylor beats Randy Forbes to claim nomination in second district

    06/18/2016 4:15:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    WTKR ^ | June 14, 2016
    State Delegate Scott Taylor defeated Rep. Randy Forbes in the Republican primary race for the second congressional district on Tuesday. With nearly 53% of the vote Taylor won more than 21,000 votes. Randy Forbes won about 41% of the vote. Pat Cardwell, a local attorney, registered about 7% of the vote. Taylor said enough voters believed in his message that Washington is broken and that he will bring a fresh start. "People trust us to go do something about it," Taylor said. "That's extremely humbling and it's not a responsibility that I take lightly." What may also have helped is...
  • Obamatrade cost GOP congressman his job

    06/18/2016 5:16:03 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/18/2016 | Curtis Ellis
    Rep. Randy Forbes, GOP establishment stalwart and longtime Obamatrade supporter from Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, will soon be unemployed. Voters rejected him in favor of his primary opponent Scott Taylor, who stridently opposed Obamatrade. Taylor blasted Forbes for voting to give President Obama fast track authority to ram through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation international regulatory pact that would merge our economy with some of the poorest and most repressive on earth. This move was especially hypocritical for Forbes, chairman of the House Prayer Caucus. Obamatrade would give special economic privileges to countries that persecute Christians, including Vietnam,...
  • Virginia voters bag another gop establishment tool! (vanity)

    06/14/2016 4:50:08 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 63 replies
    Virginia Department of Elections | 6-14-16 | RKBA Democrat
    Second Congressional District in Virginia. Tidewater area for the Virginia challenged. 135 of 180 precincts reporting: Pat Cardwell 2213 votes 6.83% J. Randy Forbes 13165 40.61% Scott W. Taylor 17,039 52.56% Scott Taylor is in the House of Delegates, former SEAL and all around good troop. This is a relatively safe gop district, so he'll likely win the general. Randy Forbes is a carpetbagger from western tidewater, 4th district. He doesn't live in the 2nd. His 4th district was redrawn and is now leaning rat. The incumbent in the 2nd decided to retire to let Forbes run for the seat....
  • Congressman: Classified Details of Iran’s Treatment of U.S. Sailors Will Shock Nation

    05/16/2016 11:17:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 106 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/16/16 | Adam Kredo
    “I’ve had a full classified briefing” from military officials, Forbes told the Free Beacon. “It could be as long as a year before we actually get that released.” Details of the abduction are likely to start an uproar in the nation and call into question the Obama administration’s handling of the incident, which many experts say violated international and maritime law. “I think that when the details actually come out, most Americans are going to be kind of taken aback by the entire incident, both how Iran handled it and how we handled it,” Forbes disclosed. “I think that’s going...
  • Congressman says details of Iran's kidnapping of U.S. sailors will shock the nation

    05/16/2016 2:54:31 PM PDT · by traumer · 28 replies
    A member of the House Armed Services Committee says America has only gotten part of the story on Iran's kidnapping of a group of U.S. sailors earlier this year. Ten U.S. Navy sailors were taken into custody by the Islamic Republic on January 12, 2016, after the group strayed into Iranian waters off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. The group were held by the Iranians for 15 hours and subsequently released. In a move to embarrass the sailors, the Iranian government also released videos showing the men and one woman being taken into custody. Another video shows one of...
  • Rep. Randy Forbes: ‘In the Hands of Terrorists, Visas Can Become Weapons’

    05/13/2016 3:19:38 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/13/16
    Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) said on Thursday that visas issued to terrorists turn the documents into “weapons” by allowing them entry into the United States without proper vetting. “We also know that in the hands of terrorists, visas can become weapons,” Forbes said at a press conference at the Capitol. Forbes – along with co-sponsors Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) – introduced the Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016 on Wednesday. The Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016, which “strengthens the Visa screening process to combat immigration fraud, utilize social media to detect threat indicators,...
  • Iran lashes out, threatens to shut Strait of Hormuz over GOP rep's bill

    05/07/2016 5:37:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran’s leaders voiced outrage this week — and even threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz — following a Republican congressman’s proposed legislation seeking a stronger response to Tehran’s recent provocative actions against the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, including the capture of ten Navy sailors in January. A senior Revolutionary Guard commander threatened to shut down the entrance to the Persian Gulf, where one-third of the world’s oil exports passes each day, after learning about Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes’ bill. The bill, coming in response to an incident earlier this year in which the Iranian National Guard...
  • Rep Forbes (R VA) to Pentagon: Don’t Give ‘Beijing a Veto’ on Discussion about China

    06/26/2014 10:07:56 AM PDT · by robowombat
    USNI News ^ | June 26, 2014 12:45 PM | Sam LaGrone
    Forbes to Pentagon: Don’t Give ‘Beijing a Veto’ on Discussion about China By: Sam LaGrone Published: June 26, 2014 12:44 PM Updated: June 26, 2014 12:45 PM Members of a special battle force stand on China's missile destroyer Haikou at a naval port in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, June 9, 2014. Xinhua Photo Members of a special battle force stand on China’s missile destroyer Haikou at a naval port in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, June 9, 2014. Xinhua Photo A senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has called on the Navy and the Pentagon to...
  • Government Shutdown

    10/01/2013 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies
    http://forbes.house.gov ^ | Congressman Randy Forbes
    Sometimes the morning after the game, it becomes clear that neither team played well the night before. That’s the way many Americans must feel as they review the actions of Congress. Unfortunately, this is not a game and the poor play of both political parties is impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Last night I voted to support the third measure in 11 days to provide stopgap funding for the federal government. This measure required the President, Vice President, and political appointees to join Members of Congress and all congressional staff in obtaining health insurance through the...
  • GOP lawmakers fight to save cross at California war memorial

    08/25/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FoxNews
    Several Republican lawmakers are urging a federal district court in California to block the removal of a war memorial cross in a San Diego public park that was declared unconstitutional in 2011. "We're urging the court to permit a private organization to obtain and operate the war memorial – a remedy that would remove any constitutional questions and protect this longstanding tribute to our men and women in uniform," Sekulow said in a statement. The legal fight over the Mount Soledad cross began in 1989 when atheist Philip Paulson sued the city of San Diego.
  • See Which Congressmen Voted Against 'In God We Trust'

    11/03/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    The House of Representatives passed a bi-partisan resolution Tuesday night reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States. The 396-9 vote came at the request of Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) – in part over President Obama’s refusal to correct remarks he made that misstated the motto as “E pluribus unum” instead of “In God We Trust.”Lawmakers voting against “In God We Trust” include Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA),...
  • Congress is battleground over carrier move to Mayport

    02/15/2010 12:19:48 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 585+ views
    Virginia Pilot ^ | 1/15/2010 | Bill Bartel
    Now that the Department of Defense has made clear its intent to move a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier to Mayport, Fla., the battle between Florida and Virginia shifts to Congress. Members of the Hampton Roads congressional delegation have pledged to fight tooth and nail to block any more money for the project. They’re taking on Florida’s congressional delegation, who outnumber the Virginians by more than two to one and are already claiming victory. Hampton Roads representatives said they are not ready to talk about what might happen if the carrier battle is lost. “We have to continue to have a united...
  • God returns to the Capitol Visitors Center

    10/06/2009 5:37:17 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 3 replies · 447+ views
    email ^ | 10/6/09 | American Family Association
    Please help us get this information into the hands of as many people as possible by forwarding it to your entire e-mail list of family and friends. God returns to the Capitol Visitors Center Congressman says YOU and your AFA made the difference! October 6, 2009 When the $621 million Capitol Visitors Center opened last year, somebody was conspicuously absent at the opening ceremony: God. Virtually all references to the role that faith in God played in the founding and development of the United States had been scrubbed from displays. The secular fundamentalists who designed the exhibits even mistakenly said...
  • Missing national motto restored in Washington

    10/03/2009 6:24:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 2 replies · 508+ views
    WND ^ | October 2, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    'In God We Trust' conspicuously absent at launch of Capitol Visitor Center,Yesterday, individuals across the country who were willing to stand up on behalf of our nation's religious heritage saw a major victory," announced U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., in a website statement this week. Last year, WND reported Forbes responded to concerns the Christian heritage of the United States had been scrubbed from the 580,000-square-foot facility. He worked with other members of Congress until the Committee on House Administration and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee agreed to include references to the nation's
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    09/25/2009 9:07:55 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 9 replies · 595+ views
    9/25/09 | Hiskid
    O Lord, give victory; let the King answer us when we call. (Psalm 20:9)
  • After visit, Forbes says he's convinced Gitmo shouldn't close

    07/21/2009 4:07:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies · 469+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 21, 2009 | Bill Sizemore
    U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, just back from a fact-finding trip to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says the visit reinforced his opposition to closing the facility and moving the detainees held there to the United States. President Barack Obama has pledged to close the prison by January, pleasing human rights advocates who said reports of inhumane treatment there stained the nation’s reputation. But the White House said Monday that a task force studying how to do that has been given another six months to deliver its recommendations. That delay poses a “huge difficulty” for prosecutors building cases...
  • Our Judeo-Christian Nation

    06/18/2009 10:14:14 AM PDT · by NCjim · 7 replies · 595+ views
    Congressman Forbes asks the questions "Did America ever consider itself a Judeo-Christian nation?" and "If America was once a Judeo-Christian nation, when did it cease to be?" on the floor of the US House.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    06/17/2009 9:19:22 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 12 replies · 392+ views
    6/17/09 | Hiskid
    The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121:7,8