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  • [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. Israels bill has gotten little traction at this point, but he says hes not about to give up the fight.In fact, Israel says hell 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 Israels ambassador to the U.S., several House Democrats expressed anger Wednesday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus acceptance of a Republican invitation to address Congress next month. Some of the seven lawmakersall of whom are Jewish and strong supporters of Israelurged 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 Israels elections. The meetings purpose...
  • Ralph Nader calls on Pelosi to quit: Three strikes and youre 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 baseballs three strikes and youre out step down from their posts and invite fresh leadership who can save the country from the ravages of todays Republican party, Mr. Naders 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 Yorks 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 ^ | 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 Israels 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 gunmans 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 askedDCCC 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 CNNs 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 ^ | 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. Im calling them out for their hate, Grayson said. Thats not wrong. That needs to be done. Its 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 Frances 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 attach. 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 ^ | 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...
  • Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelection

    02/18/2012 5:18:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/12 | Jordy Yager
    Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelectionBy Jordy Yager - 02/18/12 12:24 PM ET Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has endorsed Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), whose reelection bid has been plagued by an ethics investigation. Pelosi joins President Obama and several other top Democrats in their endorsement of the Chicago lawmaker as he goes up against former Democratic Rep. Debbie Halvorson (Ill.) in a fierce primary battle next month. Though Halvorson has raised only one-fifth the amount of money that Jackson has, she has waged a relentless campaign against the incumbent lawmaker, frequently pointing to the House Ethics Committees ongoing...
  • Scarborough Dings Dem's Medicare Demagoguery

    05/27/2011 8:38:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Steve Israel had his talking points, and he was sticking to them. Republicans want to "end Medicare" in order to give tax cuts to the big oil companies. On Morning, Joe Scarborough repeatedly called out Israel, head of the Dem congressional campaign committee, on his demagoguery. Not that it stopped the Dem congressman from New York from repeating his rap. For good measure, Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett appeared later and claimed that Medicare could be maintained without cutting a penny of benefits to seniors merely by finding various "efficiencies" in the program. Waste, fraud and abuse ride again! View video...
  • Paul Ryan responds to distortions and demagogueries: "Shame on them for doing it"

    04/05/2011 3:19:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-5-11 | Jeff Poor
    It was certain to attract this sort of response, but Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan released his budget plan going forward that includes some sweeping changes to federal expenditures, including entitlement spending. One of those criticisms came from Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman New York Rep. Steve Israel. On Tuesday, immediately following Ryans release, Israel called it a privatization scheme and blasted it for addressing subsidies to oil companies. However, in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, Ryan fired back, admitting he saw this coming and called such criticisms distortions and demagogueries. Ryan specifically called out Israel...
  • Pelosi move is a sign that Democrats intend to fight the GOP, not cut deals

    11/07/2010 1:47:48 PM PST · by truthandlife · 76 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/5/10 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi's aim to remain the leader of House Democrats is an indication the party is ready to go to war with Republicans in the next Congress, not cut deals across the aisle. The California Democrat is a radioactive figure in many districts across the country, where Republicans parlayed her unpopularity to pick up seats in Tuesday's landslide elections. But she's also a master at energizing the Democratic base, and her liberal resolve, some Democrats say, will draw much sharper distinctions between the two parties than that of more conservative members who might otherwise assume the leadership spot. "The...
  • John Gomez for Congress Announces: MTA Tax Has To Go!

    08/20/2010 11:10:25 PM PDT · by Gene Eric
    Suffolk County Republican ^ | August 4, 2010 | Emil Everett
    Bohemia, NY Local businessman John Gomez, Republican/Conservative congressional candidate for NYs 2nd congressional district, has released a statement regarding Nassau Countys announcement to challenge the MTA Payroll Tax. Gomez: I applaud Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and GOP Lawmakers for their stand against the MTA Bail Out tax and I encourage other elected officials to follow suit including my opponent. Recently, my opponents spokesperson stated in Newsday, Steve Israel remains focused on rebuilding the local economy and passing tax reform to help Long Island families. Yet, he remains silent on the MTA Bail Out tax! Not standing up...
  • Rally with Michele Bachmann - Saturday, July 17th - NY2

    07/05/2010 9:25:52 AM PDT · by Gene Eric · 11 replies
    John Gomez for Congress ^ | June, 2010 | (no annotation)
    Saturday, July 17th Time: 10 am to 1 pm Location: Deer Park - Knights of Columbus Chief Ray Downey Field. 759 Long Island Avenue DIRECTIONS to the EVENT Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will be here rallying support for John Gomez in his bid to take back New York's 2nd Congressional District. The grass roots event will be FREE to the public and all are welcome. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors to come down and support John Gomez.
  • Dem lawmaker takes exception with Palin 'reload' comment

    03/25/2010 8:55:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 74 replies · 1,545+ views ^ | 03/24/10 | By Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) doesn't appreciate a remark made by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) that used gun imagery. Palin tweeted Tuesday about the passage of the healthcare reform bill into law: Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: "Don't Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!" Pls see my Facebook page. The New York Democrat responded Wednesday, ripping the comment: Reload? @SarahPalinUSA Is your choice of words inciteful or ignorant? Palin's "reload" comment came at a time when several Democratic lawmakers who voted for the healthcare bill have received personal threats to their personal safety. Palin has not condoned the incidents. House...
  • Israel met secretly with Scozzafava

    11/01/2009 9:35:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 1,313+ views ^ | Nov. 1, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), who is in charge of new candidate recruitment for House Democrats, played a key role in getting Republican Dede Scozzafava to back Democrat Bill Owens -- just hours after she dropped out of the NY-23 race on Saturday, Dem sources tell me. Former state Democratic chairwoman June O'Neill, a friend of Scozzafava's who brokered the Owens endorsement, arranged for Israel, who was already in western New York, to have coffee with the moderate Republican at 4 p.m. yesterday at Gouverneur, N.Y. eatery near Scozzafava's home. Even though she had already spoken to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo...
  • Rep Steve Israel (D, LI NY) - holding townhall meeting (finally) on Monday 10/5

    10/04/2009 7:08:41 AM PDT · by FreedFromNY · 9 replies · 527+ views
    Steve Israel (2nd district, Long Island, NY) is finally holding a townhall meeting this Monday, 10/5. As many on LI know, Israel has been ducking his constituents all summer. In typical cowardly fashion, he's trying to stack the audience with healthcare reform supporters, and asking them to show up earlier than the publicized start time. We intend to do the same. If anyone else in the area would like to join in, we'd love to have you. Here's the info I've rec'd on this meeting, from the group Individuals United for Freedom: Congressman Steve Israel's website has announced that he's...
  • Rasmussen: America to Congress--> Don't Fine Us For Not Buying Health Insurance

    10/07/2009 8:14:26 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 31 replies · 604+ views
    Rasmussen/ The Lid ^ | 10/7/09 | The Lid
    American Voters believe in the US Constitution, even if the liberals in Congress act as if they never read it. The Obamacare bill working its way through the U.S. Senate includes a provision that requires all Americans to either buy health insurance or pay a $750 annual penalty. From their point of view it makes sense, because by enrolling relatively healthy younger people who might not usually purchase insurance in the plan, it helps to pay for the older people who generally need more services from health insurance. Of course there is absolutely NOTHING in the constitution giving the federal...
  • NY Democrat Faces Raucous Town Hall as He Tries to Make Case Against "Tort Reform" - Video 10/6/09

    10/07/2009 6:24:12 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 874+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a raucous Town Hall Meeting at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York, where Democrat Congressman Steve Israel faced a skeptical crowd as he tried to make the case for the Democrats' Health Care Plan. Israel was asked a simple question: "Why can't we just fix the part of health care that is broken, when what is needed is tort reform?" The crowd went wild at the question! Rep. Israel then condescendingly tried to lecture the crowd about why tort reform is not a good thing! The crowd remained raucous throughout his attempted answer. ....
  • PLEASE HELP! My Congressman May Have Been Abducted

    08/21/2009 9:19:34 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 774+ views
    Amercan Thinker ^ | 8/21/09 | Sammy Benoit
    I can't help it; I come from a long line of worrywarts. My wife makes fun of me because I am always worrying. Usually my concern surrounds my kids, family or even a close friend, but never a public figure. Not this time. What's worse is my worry's causing me to lose sleep, and it's not even someone I know personally. I am very concerned about Steve Israel, my Congressman. Congressman Israel is a great moral man who cares about his district. As a matter of fact, he always shows up at my Synagogue to make a speech. It happens...
  • Steve Israel (D-NY) --Congressional Coward

    08/08/2009 3:52:00 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 409+ views
    NY POST/The Lid ^ | 8/8/09 | The Lid
    I have been sending Congressman Israel many questions over the past few weeks, even called his office, I still haven't recieved an answer to my two simple questions. 1) Congressman Israel, why wont you promise to read the entire heath bill before you vote on it? 2) Congressman Israel if the public plan is so good why don't you promise to back out of the congressional plan and go on the plan ? If Obamacare is good enough for my daughter, why is isn't it good enough for yours? Congressman Israel has not answered my questions nor does it look...
  • Rep. Israel Blasts Right-Wing Radio Hosts Over Lies About the Current Flu Outbreak

    04/30/2009 5:06:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies · 1,926+ views ^ | 4-30-09 | steve israel
    Michael Savage, Jay Severin, Neal Boortz spread dangerous lies about the flu outbreak, fueling discrimination and hate Washington, DC On Thursday, Rep. Steve Israel (D New York) released the following statement blasting conservative radio hosts for spreading lies about the H1N1 flu virus outbreak. Michael Savage, Jay Severin and Neal Boortz, among others, have blamed immigrants for the spread of the virus in the United States. Rep. Israels statement: The last thing our country needs is radio hosts spreading dangerous misinformation about the flu outbreak. But thats exactly what were getting thanks to people like Michael Savage, Jay...
  • Dems Proposing Bill Of Attainder On AIG Bonus Babies?

    03/17/2009 9:49:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 954+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law will be passed. Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3 The $165 million in bonuses set to go to American International Group executives would be taxed at 100 percent under a new bill introduced Tuesday in the House. The sponsor of the new bill, Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), said Tuesday that if we cant kill the bonuses, well tax the bonuses. Newsday, March 17, 2009 Werent the Dems the ones always complaining about the supposed trampling of constitutional rights by the Bush administration? But now that...
  • Pulling for the Enemy

    10/12/2007 7:46:52 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 4 replies · 356+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/11/07 | Vasko Kohlmayer
    Many preposterous accusations have been leveled against Rush Limbaugh during his career, but last week Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) made one that trumps them all. Speaking about the phony soldier controversy, this is what he said on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives: I can't think of a better example of giving aid and comfort to our enemies than somebody who would call our soldiers phony while they're fighting, who would attack them while they're defending us. Rush Limbaugh helping our enemies? The sheer inanity of it aside, it is still remarkable that Steve Israel would so brazenly...
  • Republican: Democrats Demonize Christians

    06/20/2005 3:32:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 1,441+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/05 | Andrew Taylor - AP
    WASHINGTON - A Republican congressman accused Democrats on Monday of "denigrating and demonizing Christians" by concluding there was religious intolerance at the U.S. Air Force Academy. During debate on a proposal by Democrats that would put Congress on record against "coercive and abusive religious proselytizing" at the academy, Rep. John Hostettler (news, bio, voting record), R-Ind., criticized Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and David Obey, D-Wis. "Like a moth to a flame, Democrats can't help themselves when it comes to denigrating and demonizing Christians," Hostettler said. Democrats leapt to their feet and demanded Hostettler be censured for his remarks. After a...
  • Lazio [will run] for Congress [again]

    03/18/2002 5:23:28 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 135 replies · 285+ views ^ | 3-18-02 | Enos Throop ( staff)
    Lazio [will run] for Congress [again] Sources close to former U.S. Rep. RICK LAZIO (R-Brightwaters) have told that Lazio will run again to regain the 2nd District congressional seat he vacated to run for the U.S. Senate in 2000. Lazio will face freshman U.S. Rep. STEVE ISRAEL (D-Huntington) in what is expected to be one of the most expensive House races in the country. During the St. Patrick's Day weekend in New York, Lazio looked like a soon-to-be candidate as he huddled with Conservative Party Chairman MIKE LONG at the 218th annual all-male dinner of the Society of the...