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  • If Jews Are “Emotional” About the Iran Deal, Then What Does That Make the Obama Admin?

    08/10/2015 12:20:38 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-10 | Benjamin Weingarten
    So just to be clear, Secretary of State Kerry and the Obama administration have cut a deal in which Iran will be subjected to no inspections, no disclosures, no verification and no sanctions, that will equip the world’s leading state sponsor of terror with billions of dollars, and requires that the U.S. help protect its nuclear infrastructure, among many other travesties, but Secretary of State Kerry believes that critical Israelis in particular and Jews in general are responding “emotionally,” as opposed to rationally with fear and loathing? Contrast the reaction of Jews, Christians and others who comprise the majority of...
  • Obama on nuke deal: I stand by my comparison of Republicans to Iranian hardliners

    08/10/2015 9:16:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2015 | AllahPundit
    As a young Barack Obama once said at the 2004 Democratic convention: There are no “blue states” and “red states,” there are only blue states and states that make “common cause” with anti-American fanatics.The White House should pick a smear and settle on it. Are critics of his terrible nuclear deal warmongering nutcases like the worst elements in Iran or are they treacherous Jews secretly loyal to Israel? “What I said is absolutely true factually. The truth of the matter is, inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds force, hard-liners...
  • Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer: Obama Wrong That It's Iran Deal or War

    08/06/2015 12:53:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2015
    Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, said the tone was counterproductive. ‘Not Comfortable’ “Characterizing people who may be in opposition to the agreement as wanting to go to war as an alternative, I’m not comfortable with that, and I wish the White House wouldn’t do that,” Hoyer, who is leading a visit of 22 Democratic House members to Israel this week, said in an interview in Jerusalem on Thursday. “I don’t think the alternatives are going to war, and I’ve indicated that” to the White House. White House press secretary Josh Earnest dismissed complaints about...
  • Fury of left falls on Schumer

    08/07/2015 6:26:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-7-15 | Julian Hattem
    Liberals are livid at Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) decision to oppose the White House’s nuclear deal with Iran, and have threatened to launch a full-scale war as retribution. Activists and former top officials within the Obama administration are openly contemplating whether Schumer’s stance disqualifies him from serving as the next Senate Democratic leader — which he is primed to do — and seeking to temporarily cut off money to Democrats in the upper chamber. It’s unclear whether Schumer’s announcement will have a devastating effect on the White House’s efforts to prevent Democrats from killing the deal when it comes up...
  • Liberals, Livid, Say Chuck Schumer 'Unfit' to Lead Senate Dems

    08/07/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/7/15 | l gutentag
    After stating that he plans to vote against the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Chuck Schumer is receiving criticism from liberals who claim he is "unfit" to be the next Democratic leader, The Hill reports. Schumer is the first Democratic senator to go on record saying he opposes the Iran nuclear deal, but The Hill notes that, with roughly half of Senate Democrats still publicly undecided, his decision to oppose the deal could sway some colleagues who are still on the fence. "After deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote...
  • Don't Be Fooled By Schumer's Opposition To The Iran Deal

    08/07/2015 7:32:47 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7,2015 | David Harsanyi
    Obama foot soldiers Tommy Vietor, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau may have made common cause with Holocaust-denying radical Twelvers hoping to obtain nuclear weapons to threaten millions of Jews, but that doesn’t mean you should be fooled by their frustration. And you definitely shouldn’t be fooled by the theater surrounding Chuck Schumer’s opposition to the president’s Iran deal. Schumer offered a detailed, 1600-word justification for his opposition to the deal and, in the most obsequious and gentle way imaginable, pointed out an abundance of falsehoods Obama’s been peddling regarding the deal.
  • Schumer: Why I’m opposing the Iran nuclear deal

    08/07/2015 10:57:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    NY POST ^ | August 7, 2015 | By Charles Schumer
    Why I’m opposing the Iran nuclear deal By Charles Schumer I’ve spent the last three weeks carefully studying the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. I’ve decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval. I examined this deal in three parts: nuclear restrictions on Iran in the first 10 years, nuclear restrictions after 10 years and non-nuclear components and consequences. In each case, I’ve asked: Are we better off with the agreement or without it? In the first 10 years, there are serious weaknesses. First, inspections are not “anywhere, anytime”; the 24-day delay before...
  • Schumer: Why I’m Opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/07/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 7, 2015 | Charles Schumer
    I’ve spent the last three weeks carefully studying the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. I’ve decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval. I examined this deal in three parts: nuclear restrictions on Iran in the first 10 years, nuclear restrictions after 10 years and non-nuclear components and consequences. In each case, I’ve asked: Are we better off with the agreement or without it? In the first 10 years, there are serious weaknesses. First, inspections are not “anywhere, anytime”;
  • More bad news for Obama from Iran about the secret deals

    08/04/2015 12:13:04 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 4, 2015 | Dan Miller
    An Iranian official recently stated that no International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) personnel will be permitted to enter military or missile sites. Another stated that "no country is permitted to know the details of future inspections conducted by the IAEA." Their statements are probably consistent. There may well be other secret deals we don't know about and perhaps never will. Meanwhile, Iran is preparing to test long range ballistic missiles "to prove that the missile ban was invalid." It's not MY fault. I. No IAEA inspections of the sites that matter mostIn an interview on Al Jazeera TV last week Ali Akbar Velayati, Security Adviser to...
  • Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran Deal Gulf Arab states welcome Iran deal, but say

    08/03/2015 5:40:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 8/3/15 | Elad Benari
    The United States on Monday received a vote of confidence on the deal with Iran, as Gulf Arab states welcomed the deal negotiated with world powers, The Associated Press (AP) reported. At the same time, they said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region. Speaking for the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Qatar's Foreign Minister said that the bloc had been impressed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's presentation of the agreement and explanations of how it will be verified and enforced. "Consequently, the GCC countries have welcomed...
  • Iran: U.S. Banned from Knowing Details of Iran Nuclear Inspection Agreement

    08/03/2015 5:11:58 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 42 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Adam Kredo
    Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the nuclear inspection organization is barred from revealing to the United States any details of deals it has inked with Tehran to inspect its contested nuclear program going forward, according to regional reports. Recent disclosures by Iran indicate that the recently inked nuclear accord includes a series of side deals on critical inspections regimes that are neither public nor subject to review by the United States. Reza Najafi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent envoy to the IAEA, stated over the weekend that no country is permitted to know the details of...
  • Why Empower Iran

    08/03/2015 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 10 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alexander H. Joffe
    Unless the US Congress votes in opposition, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal with Iran with go through. What really happened and why did it happen the way it did? What happened is gradually becoming clear. It is revealed daily just how horrendous the deal really is. On every point — enrichment, centrifuges, stocks of fissile material, inspections, sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps members and businesses, "snapback," etc. — the Obama administration caved completely. Concessions on ballistic missiles and arms sales were thrown in at the last minute; the administration lied about it all, while Iran...
  • The Iran Nuke Documents Obama Doesn’t Want You to See

    08/03/2015 3:55:21 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Tim Mak
    Scattered around the U.S. Capitol complex are a series of Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities, or SCIFs, which are typically used to hold Top Secret information. But today in these deeply secure settings are a series of unclassified documents—items dealing with the Iran nuclear deal that are not secret, but that the Obama administration is nevertheless blocking the public from reading. The Obama administration delivered 18 documents to Congress on July 19, in accordance with legislation requiring a congressional review of the nuclear deal. Only one of these documents is classified, while the remaining 17 are unclassified. Yet many of these...
  • Growing signs Schumer will oppose Iran deal

    08/03/2015 7:20:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/03/2015 | By MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. More than 10,000 phone calls have flooded his office line the past two weeks, organized by a group looking to kill the deal. Another group has dropped seven figures on TV in New York City to pressure Schumer and other lawmakers to vote against the plan. The powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee has put its muscle behind an effort to lobby the New Yorker against it. And Dov Hikind, a state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was arrested for disorderly conduct while protesting the deal outside Schumer’s office....
  • Lieberman: I Can't Believe That Schumer Will Support Iran Nuke Deal

    07/27/2015 4:29:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Trent Baker
    On Sunday, New York City’s AM 970 host John Catsimatidis had former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) on his “The Cats Roundtable” program to talk about the Iran nuclear deal. Lieberman started off by ripping the White House for its proposed Iran nuke deal by saying, “First, it’s a deal with somebody we can’t trust. Why? Because they have said for years and continue to say even after the agreement was signed, ‘Death to America.'”
  • WILL SCHUMER FOLLOW OBAMA ON IRAN DEAL?

    07/22/2015 4:28:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ari Lieberman
    How the senator from New York could change the game in Congress if he has the guts. In April 2010, following a series of deliberate slights and insults by the Obama administration directed at Israel and its prime minister, including a threat by the State Department that the depth of the US-Israel alliance would depend on the progress of peace talks, Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s ranking Democrat and Obama ally placed a call to the White House. The senator had had just about enough. He informed White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in no uncertain terms that the...
  • Schumer: Congress Must Have a Say on the Iran Deal

    04/08/2015 7:38:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/8/2015 | Guy Benson
    Many Congressional Democrats, long over their deep concerns about George W. Bush's 'imperial' presidency, have taken to cheering on President Obama has he usurps and arrogates power in the name of "progress." This phenomenon was on full display as Democrats actively urged Obama to pull the trigger on his unilateral immigration fiat, which he'd repeatedly dismissed as illegal in the recent past (at least one federal court has since agreed). They similarly defended the president's various power grabs on Obamacare, including delaying and altering entire provisions of the law for political reasons, as well as appropriating billions in payments to...
  • Graham and Schumer: U.S. must veto any U.N. resolution imposing terms on Israel

    12/19/2014 5:17:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-18-14 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Jerusalem Post reports: Secretary of State John Kerry would not guarantee the US will veto unilateral Palestinian actions at the United Nations, speaking to reporters on Tuesday. “We’ve made no determinations about language, approaches, specific resolutions, any of that,” the secretary told the press in London. “This isn’t the time to detail private conversations. or speculate on a UN Security Council resolution that hasn’t even been tabled.” Tabled yet or not, Jordan and France have publicly declared their intentions to move forward with resolutions that would set a UN-mandated timeline for Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank, without approval...
  • Schumer: 'No Comment' on Obama Administration Threat to Israel

    03/19/2015 11:20:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/19/15 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    In response to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent remarks and reelection, a senior Obama administration official tells Politico that the United States may withdraw support of Israel at the United Nations. According to Politico's Michael Crowley, "the official wouldn’t rule out a modified American posture at the United Nations, where the U.S. has long fended off resolutions criticizing Israeli settlement activity and demanding its withdrawal from Palestinian territories." “We are signaling that if the Israeli government’s position is no longer to pursue a Palestinian state, we’re going to have to broaden the spectrum of options we pursue going forward,”...
  • Chuck Schumer Defies White House On Iran

    04/06/2015 5:22:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of Capitol Hill’s most influential voices in the Iran nuclear debate, is strongly endorsing passage of a law opposed by President Barack Obama that would give Congress an avenue to reject the White House-brokered framework unveiled last week.
  • White House: Iran sales pitch 'has only just begun'

    04/07/2015 2:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Tuesday expressed confidence it could win over enough Democrats in Congress to stymie an effort to allow lawmakers to approve any nuclear deal with Iran. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who will likely become the next Senate Democratic leader, dealt a blow to the White House on Monday when he reiterated support for congressional review of an Iran deal. The White House believes Congress should not have the final say on an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Officials are making a full-court press to convince Democrats to give negotiators at least until the June 30...
  • How Obama is using Schumer to nuke the US-Israel alliance

    07/24/2015 5:31:10 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 July 2015 | Seth Mandel
    Sen. Chuck Schumer is famous for his ability to locate the nearest TV camera and plant himself squarely in front of the lens. And yet, as about 8,000 rallied in Manhattan Wednesday night on an issue near and dear to Schumer’s heart — Israel’s security — the senator was a no-show. The rally was in opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal. Schumer was absent because he hasn’t yet decided whether to do the right thing and oppose President Obama’s disastrous deal, or do the opposite of the right thing and shepherd it through Congress. Israel’s supporters in the United States...
  • Chuck Schumer a tool to drive a wedge in the US-Israel relationship

    07/24/2015 9:39:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Seth Mandel explains how President Hussein Obama is using (a willing) Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to drive a wedge in the US-Israel relationship. [N]othing Obama has done to damage Israel’s standing in Congress could compare to getting Chuck Schumer — the supposed shomer (guardian, in Hebrew) of Israel — to ensure the survival of a nuclear deal that rearranges America’s Mideast alliances by elevating Tehran at the expense of the Israelis, the Saudis, the Jordanians and the Egyptians, among others. And that’s why crowds in Times Square Wednesday night chanted “Where is Chuck Schumer?” As Schumer continues to avoid...
  • Chuck Schumer ‘loses it’ in meeting with Jewish leaders ( New York )

    08/04/2015 8:22:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Charles Schumer was ready to discuss everything from gun control to drones during a press conference in his Midtown office Monday — except his position on the Iran nuclear deal. “This is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence [me],” Schumer said, holding fast to his weeks-long insistence that he’s still in the decision-making stage. ... “exploded” during a meeting last week with about 60 Jewish leaders.
  • Kerry ‘profoundly disagrees’ with Schumer, Engel on Iran (White House is getting desperate!)

    08/07/2015 3:40:10 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 7, 2015, 1:00 pm
    HANOI, Vietnam — US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he “profoundly disagrees” with the reasoning behind decisions by two prominent Democratic lawmakers to vote against the nuclear deal he negotiated with Iran. Speaking in the Vietnamese capital, Kerry said the facts do not bear out the arguments made by the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat Chuck Schumer, and the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel. He said he respects the right of lawmakers to make their own decisions about the merits of the deal, but said rejection does not offer any alternative than a drumbeat...
  • Chuck Schumer, Eliot Engel Join Opposition Against Iran Deal (includes full statement)

    08/07/2015 3:33:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 08/06/2015 10:48 PM | Jacob Kornbluh
    Senator Chuck Schumer has announced that he will vote against the Iran nuclear deal in a lengthy statement Thursday night. “Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed. This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval,” Schumer declared in a lengthy statement. “Those who argue for the agreement say it is better to have an imperfect deal than to have nothing; that...
  • Chuck Schumer to vote against Iran nuclear deal

    08/06/2015 10:10:19 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | August 7, 2015 | By Kevin Liptak, Jim Acosta and Deirdre Walsh
    <p>Washington (CNN)New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, an influential Jewish Democrat who's poised to assume leadership of his party in the Senate, will oppose President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, he announced on Thursday evening.</p> <p>"After deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval," Schumer wrote in a 1,600-word post on the website Medium.</p>
  • Chuck Schumer Opposes Iran Nuclear Deal, Shaking Democratic Firewall

    08/06/2015 9:43:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | Agust 6, 2015 | By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer, the most influential Jewish voice in Congress, said Thursday night that he would oppose President Obama’s deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program. “Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed,” Mr. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in a lengthy statement. “This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval.” Mr. Schumer had spent the last several weeks...
  • Highest-ranking Jewish House Democrat on Iran Deal: No Deal

    08/05/2015 12:17:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/05/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    John Kerry’s “don’t screw the Ayatollah” sales pitch has worked about as well as one might imagine today. One of the key figures for Kerry and Barack Obama to win on Congressional approval for the deal seems to care less about Ali Khameini’s trust in American good faith than in protecting American interests. Former DCCC chair Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) told Newsday that he will oppose the deal, despite a great deal of thought on how he might be able to support it: The highest-ranking Jewish Democrat in the House announced his opposition to the nuclear accord with Iran...
  • [May 26, 2015] Obama-Netanyahu feud a problem for Hillary and Dems

    07/03/2015 8:39:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    A top GOP strategist and pollster for newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that New York Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, "will pay a heavy price" at the polls next year if they don't break with President Obama's policies on Israel and reject any deal he makes with Iran. "Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] Chuck Schumer, [Reps.] Nita Lowey, Steve Israel, Jerry Nadler, Eliot Engel and others are about to get a whole new wave of pressure from Republicans on whether they agree or not with Obama on Israel," New York-based national GOP pollster and strategist John McLaughlin told The Post....
  • Democrats push ban on plastic guns

    06/09/2015 8:52:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | Jay LeBlanc
    Congressional Democrats are pushing legislation that would ban the production of guns made entirely of plastic, The Hill reported. The Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, proposed in response to recent airport security lapses, would require firearms to contain enough metal to be detected.
  • New York Congressman Steve Israel to Propose New Bill to Ban 3D Printed Firearms

    04/06/2015 8:11:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    3D Print ^ | April 6, 2015 | T.E. Edwards
    New York Congressman Steve Israel and a photo of an AR-15 which includes 3D printed parts.Gun rights groups from Defense Distributed to the NRA to Come and Take It Texas will not be pleased with the latest piece of proposed legislation from Congressman Steve Israel. Israel, a representative from New York state, first called for legislation to ban 3D printed guns. Israel’s bill has gotten little traction at this point, but he says he’s not about to give up the fight.In fact, Israel says he’ll be reintroducing legislation aimed at banning 3D printed, or for that matter, all fully-plastic firearms....
  • Dems give Israeli ambassador earful over Netanyahu speech

    02/04/2015 11:51:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 2:45 PM EST | Donna Cassata and Charles Babington
    In a sometimes heated meeting with Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., several House Democrats expressed anger Wednesday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of a Republican invitation to address Congress next month. Some of the seven lawmakers—all of whom are Jewish and strong supporters of Israel—urged the prime minister to postpone the speech or hold it somewhere other than Congress, participants said. They told Ambassador Ron Dermer that Netanyahu was unwise to accept a GOP invitation that bypassed President Barack Obama, and to schedule the speech only two weeks before Netanyahu seeks another term in Israel’s elections. The meeting’s purpose...
  • Ralph Nader calls on Pelosi to quit: ‘Three strikes and you’re out’

    11/04/2014 11:01:15 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former presidential hopeful Ralph Nader sent an Election Day statement to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and several of her fellow Democrats: Quit already. “Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Steve Israel should now recognize the wisdom of baseball’s ‘three strikes and you’re out’ … step down from their posts and invite fresh leadership who can save the country from the ravages of today’s Republican party,” Mr. Nader’s statement read, The Hill reported.
  • The Establishment GOP has endorsed an Open Borders Lobbyist over a Combat Vet in New York CD-3

    05/19/2014 3:49:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    RedState ^ | donnylatenight
    The New York RINO GOP party bosses that brought us Dede Scozzafava, and who backstab GrassRoot conservatives at every junction, have totally outdone themselves this time. The time has never been more ripe to defeat the race baiting head of the DCCC and Congressman from New York’s 3rd Congressional District, Steve Israel. And who do the party bosses choose to endorse? A radical open borders, pro-amnesty lobbyist, Grant Lally. We all know too well that the Democrats and House GOP leadership are scheming to try and ram through amnesty and continue the abject anarchy on our open borders.
  • House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

    04/16/2014 4:57:28 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-16-14 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.3 million in March, putting it atop the fundraising contest among party-directed campaign committees. That sum also outpaced most three-month fundraising tallies released thus far from super PACs, which can accept unlimited donations. Donations to House Democrats' campaign committee are capped at $32,400. "The DCCC has sustained a blistering fundraising pace this election cycle...
  • DCCC Chair: We Care More about Amnesty Than Midterm Elections

    04/14/2014 4:19:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Tony Lee
    The top Democrat who is leading the effort to help the party elect more members to Congress said he cares more about amnesty than the midterm elections. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley on Sunday, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said the midterm elections are taking a backseat to the amnesty legislation Democrats and establishment Republicans desperately want. "We'd rather pass an immigration bill than worry about the election. We have got 190 Democrats ready to vote on a comprehensive immigration bill today," Israel said while also accusing Republicans...
  • Kansas City JCC tragedies: Murder and Steve Israel’s blood libel

    04/14/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Eric Golub
    On the day before Jews prepared to begin their sacred holiday of Passover, a pair of horrible events cast a pall over the Jewish community. The Kansas Jewish Community Center became a tragic scene when a gunman opened fire. The gunman’s rampage also took him to the nearby retirement community of Village Shalom. The word “shalom” in Hebrew has three meanings. It translates to “hello,” “goodbye,” and “peace.” Now three innocent Americans were forced to say goodbye to the world. For their families, there will be no more peace. Hours before the shooting took place, another hateful individual was engaging...
  • DCCC Chair Steve Israel: Not All, but Most Republicans Are Racists

    04/13/2014 5:11:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Instablog ^ | 4/13/2014 | DAN RIEHL
    On Sunday's "State of the Union," CNN's Candy Crowley asked DCCC Chairman Rep. Steve Israel if he thought his Republican colleagues are racist.Israel responded, "Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism."
  • Another Democrat suggests racism within GOP, drawing another sharp response

    04/13/2014 4:49:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 14, 2014
    New York Rep. Steve Israel said Sunday a significant part of the Republican Party is “animated by racism,” marking the third time in recent days that a leading Democrat has appeared to make race an issue and draw a sharp response from Republicans. Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, whose major role is the get his House members re-elected, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that not all of his Republican colleagues are racist. “Not all of them, of course not,” he said. “But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by...
  • Martin Bashir Challenges Alan Grayson: How Many Activists Has the Tea Party Killed?

    10/25/2013 5:02:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Link only: Martin Bashir Challenges Alan Grayson: How Many Activists Has the Tea Party Killed?
  • Rep. Grayson Ratchets Up Tea Party-KKK Flap Saying 'the Truth Hurts'

    10/25/2013 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies
    630wpro.com ^ | October 25, 2013
    (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is defying criticism from Republicans and fellow Democrats for comparing the Tea Party to the KKK, saying he is “calling them out on their hate” and that it “needs to be done.” Grayson ramped up his attack on the Tea Party after he was rebuked by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel as well as from the GOP. But Grayson was unapologetic. “I’m calling them out for their hate,” Grayson said. “That’s not wrong. That needs to be done. It’s the only way to end it.” He also went a step further...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 August 2013

    08/04/2013 5:25:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 152 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 4th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas; and Sen. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.STATE OF THE UNION...
  • Pelosi, top House Dems to dine with Obama

    05/08/2013 4:36:23 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/13 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will attend the private dinner, along with the No. 2 and No. 3 Democrats in the House, congressmen Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina. The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Maryland's Chris Van Hollen, will be there, plus the chair of the House Democrat's campaign arm, Steve Israel of New York.
  • New York Congresswoman Leads Opposition to Release of Terrorist Who Killed Israeli Diplomat

    01/30/2013 5:14:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 1-30-13 | Zach Pontz
    U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced Sunday that she has spearheaded a bipartisan letter calling on the French government to cancel plans to release a convicted terrorist who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of an American and an Israeli diplomat. The letter, which was sent to France’s Ambassador to the United States, urges French officials to stop the release of George Ibrahim Abdallah, the former head of the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Brigade who was convicted in 1987 of killing an Israeli diplomat and a U.S. military attaché. The U.S. State Department has also expressed its opposition...
  • 'Plastic gun' ban would make even less sense now than in 1988

    12/11/2012 10:59:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 December, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea reports that Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) has announced his intention to renew the ban on "plastic guns," set to expire next December: A test of a printed plastic lower firearm receiver has resulted in an anti-gun politician demanding renewal of a law against a gun that does not exist, Live Science reported today, citing a call by Rep. Steve Israel, D- N.Y., to renew “the federal ban on plastic guns just days after members of the ‘Wiki Weapon’ project tested a 3D-printed gun part in a live-fire test.” The "Undetectable Firearms Act" was first...
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • Dems target vulnerable GOP lawmakers over health law repeal vote

    07/02/2012 4:39:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/02/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Dems target vulnerable GOP lawmakers over health law repeal voteBy Meghashyam Mali - 07/02/12 06:00 AM ET The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is launching a new campaign Monday targeting vulnerable GOP lawmakers on healthcare ahead of the House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "Democrats are on offense as we expose these House Republicans for standing up for insurance companies and congressional perks instead of protecting consumers," said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.), in a statement announcing the drive. "For 18 months, Republicans have been on defense for protecting millionaires over Medicare and now they're planning another vote...
  • House Dems' campaign chief urges candidates to steer clear of convention

    06/27/2012 11:16:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2012 | NA
    The top Democrat in charge of getting other Democrats elected to the House is urging his party's candidates to steer clear of the national convention later this year. The piece of advice from Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, came during the Reuters Washington Summit Tuesday. "If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts," Israel said of Democratic congressional candidates, according to Reuters. The comment follows decisions by several vulnerable Democrats to skip this year's national convention -- to be held in early September in Charlotte, N.C. "A trip...
  • Steve Israel:: Cuomo, legislators lied to us, cut deal

    03/16/2012 4:13:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Times Herald-Record ^ | 03/16/12 | Steve Israel
    Governor Cuomo caved. Our lawmakers lied. After more than a year of fresh air in Albany — led by a governor who passed gay marriage, reformed ethics laws and capped property taxes — the state capitol again stinks. After midnight on Thursday, and behind closed doors, the proverbial three men in a room — Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — cut a deal carving legislative election districts that virtually assures the lawmakers who approved it will be running things for years. Instead of forming an independent panel to create districts that actually represent the...