Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh LIVE Thread - Wednesday Jan. 4th
Posted on 01/04/2006 8:44:53 AM PST by MNJohnnie
Abramoff Lobbying & Political Contributions to Democrats, per FEC Records
Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Received At Least $22,500
* Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Received At Least $6,500
* Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) Received At Least $1,250
* Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Received At Least $2,000
* Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Received At Least $20,250
* Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Received At Least $21,765
* Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Received At Least $7,500
* Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Received At Least $12,950
* Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Received At Least $8,000
* Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Received At Least $7,500
* Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) Received At Least $14,792
* Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) Received At Least $79,300
* Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Received At Least $14,000
* Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Received At Least $2,000
* Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) Received At Least $1,250
* Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Received At Least $45,750
* Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Received At Least $9,000
* Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) Received At Least $2,000
* Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Received At Least $14,250
* Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Received At Least $3,300
* Senator John Kerry (D-MA) Received At Least $98,550
* Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Received At Least $28,000 * Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Received At Least $4,000
* Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) Received At Least $6,000
* Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Received At Least $29,830
* Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least $14,891
* Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Received At Least $10,550
* Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Received At Least $78,991
* Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Received At Least $20,168
* Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least $5,200
* Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Received At Least $7,500
* Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) Received At Least $2,300
* Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Received At Least $3,500
* Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least $68,941
* Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) Received At Least $4,000
* Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) Received At Least $4,500
* Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Received At Least $4,300
* Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Received At Least $29,550
* Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Received At Least $6,250
* Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Received At Least $6,250 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $423,480
Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $354,700
Democratic National Cmte $65,720
Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) $42,500
Patty Murray (D-Wash) $40,980
Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) $36,000
Harry Reid (D-Nev) $30,500
Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) $28,000
Tom Daschle (D-SD) $26,500
Democratic Party of Michigan $23,000
Brad R. Carson (D-Okla) $20,600
Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich) $19,000
Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md) $17,500
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) $15,500
Democratic Party of Oklahoma $15,000
Chris John (D-La) $15,000
John Breaux (D-La) $13,750
Frank Pallone, Jr (D-NJ) $13,600
Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo) $12,000
Mary L. Landrieu (D-La) $11,500
Barney Frank (D-Mass) $11,100
Max Baucus (D-Mont) $11,000
Maria Cantwell (D-Wash) $10,000
Democratic Party of North Dakota $10,000
Nick Rahall (D-WVa) $10,000
Democratic Party of South Dakota $9,500
Democratic Party of Minnesota $9,000
Ron Kind (D-Wis) $9,000
Peter Deutsch (D-Fla) $8,500
Joe Baca (D-Calif) $8,000
Dick Durbin (D-Ill) $8,000
Xavier Becerra (D-Calif) $7,523
Tim Johnson (D-SD) $7,250
Democratic Party of New Mexico $6,250
Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) $6,000
David E. Bonior (D-Mich) $5,000
Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ) $5,000
Democratic Party of Montana $5,000
Fritz Hollings (D-SC) $5,000
Jay Inslee (D-Wash) $5,000
Thomas P. Keefe Jr. (D-Wash) $5,000
Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md) $5,000
Deborah Ann Stabenow (D-Mich) $5,000
Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) $4,500
Tom Carper (D-Del) $4,000
Kent Conrad (D-ND) $4,000
Jerry Kleczka (D-Wis) $4,000
Sander Levin (D-Mich) $4,000
Robert T. Matsui (D-Calif) $4,000
George Miller (D-Calif) $4,000
Kalyn Cherie Free (D-Okla) $3,500
James L. Oberstar (D-Minn) $3,500
Charles J. Melancon (D-La) $3,100
Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) $3,000
Cal Dooley (D-Calif) $3,000
John B. Larson (D-Conn) $3,000
David R. Obey (D-Wis) $3,000
Ed Pastor (D-Ariz) $3,000
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) $3,000
Richard M. Romero (D-NM) $3,000
Brad Sherman (D-Calif) $3,000
Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss) $3,000
Max Cleland (D-Ga) $2,500
Grace Napolitano (D-Calif) $2,500
Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif) $2,500
Bill Luther (D-Minn) $2,250
Gene Taylor (D-Miss) $2,250
Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) $2,000
Ken Bentsen (D-Texas) $2,000
Dan Boren (D-Okla) $2,000
Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn) $2,000
John D. Dingell (D-Mich) $2,000
Doug Dodd (D-Okla) $2,000
Ned Doucet (D-La) $2,000
Lane Evans (D-Ill) $2,000
Sam Farr (D-Calif) $2,000
John Neely Kennedy (D-La) $2,000
Carl Levin (D-Mich) $2,000
Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) $2,000
Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) $2,000
Robert Menendez (D-NJ) $2,000
Adam Schiff (D-Calif) $2,000
Ronnie Shows (D-Miss) $2,000
Adam Smith (D-Wash) $2,000
Ellen O. Tauscher (D-Calif) $2,000
Mike Thompson (D-Calif) $2,000
Maxine Waters (D-Calif) $2,000
Peter DeFazio (D-Ore) $1,500
Norm Dicks (D-Wash) $1,500
John Kerry (D-Mass) $1,400
Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) $1,000
Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif) $1,000
Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) $1,000
Jim Costa (D-Calif) $1,000
Susan A. Davis (D-Calif) $1,000
Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) $1,000
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) $1,000
Tim Holden (D-Pa) $1,000
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) $1,000
Joe Lieberman (D-Conn) $1,000
Jim Maloney (D-Conn) $1,000
David Phelps (D-Ill) $1,000
Charles S. Robb (D-Va) $1,000
Brian David Schweitzer (D-Mont) $1,000
Pete Stark (D-Calif) $1,000
Gloria Tristani (D-NM) $1,000
Derrick B. Watchman (D-Ariz) $1,000
Rick Weiland (D-SD) $1,000
Paul Wellstone (D-Minn) $1,000
Ron Wyden (D-Ore) $1,000
Bob Borski (D-Pa) $720
Shelley Berkley (D-Nev) $500
Howard L. Berman (D-Calif) $500
Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) $500
Democratic Party of Washington $500
Barbara Lee (D-Calif) $500
Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif) $500
Grand Total $1,541,673
I missed it, but apparantly it's an "old brag." The first blockquote below is against the Patriot Act in general - don't shoot me, I'm just the messanger.
In its Field Report the DOJ points to the use of this new authority in the investigation of crimes committed over the Internet. These successes, however, have had nothing to do with terrorism. For example, the Report provides specific examples of section 210's use in two large scale child pornography investigations, one large scale international child molester ring investigation, a "Colombine-like" attack investigation, and a child abduction investigation. While the government observes that eliminating the need for a search warrant assisted in the speedy identification of these perpetrators, the Field Report does not provide a single example of the use of these devices in combating terrorism, the purpose for which Congress granted DOJ these powers.Here is a link to "The Field Report," a July 2004 document prepared by the DoJ that specifically describes numerous successful uses of the PATRIOT Act. The child molester ring item and similar begins on page 19 of the report ...
A report from the U.S. Justice Department this week [July 14, 2004] said the Patriot Act helped authorities bring down suspected child molester Terry Adkins and his wife. In May, a federal judge sentenced Terry Adkins, 26, to 75 years in prison. Jane Adkins, 34, was sentenced to 30 years.
http://www.lifeandliberty.gov/docs/071304_report_from_the_field.pdf <- 1.9 Mb
Right. But there's still no real and immediate accountability.
For example, if I run into the server room and trip over the cables (thereby causing hundreds of coworkers to lose their work), I should be hauled in front of my boss's boss for the traditional verbal caning.
If I do something wrong deliberately with serious consequences then I should be fired. Not in 6 months or a year, but on the spot.
It doesn't happen in Congress. So as much as I love Thomas Sowell, I really think that we would continue to get what we already have in politicians (as there never is "too much" money, even among Dems), only it would be worse.
Nope. This is the whole problem on the Right. Never seem able to actually focus on the REAL guilty parties. Instead they want to take a chain saw to the whole system. Wrong answer. HOLD people accountable for THEIR actions. Blaming everyone allows the real guilty ones to get away with it.
Good catch Cboldt.
DoJ "Report from the Field" I also linked to it a couple posts above ...
This was yesterday. They claimed they got a child molester in Virginia. I know I saw it yesterday because the wife and I disagreed about it.
I am more libertarian than her. SHe said it was ok since it got a childmolester and I argued that we should just set up web cams on everyone so they can monitor all of us and they will catch a whole lot more.
How about "Dewey Defeats Truman?"
I took it to mean that if the entire Congress were found to be guilty. I don't think anyone here wants to pillory anyone.
Please don't confuse the on-air person with the actual efforts of an entire news staff. Anderson doesn't travel alone...Geraldo doesn't travel alone...even if that's the picture they want to present. I have never known a breaking news team to be "lethargic."
Again...I am making a clear distinction about breaking news.
Yes, that was my understanding. Unfortunately, a lot of these politicians are crooks at heart.
I don't know if increasing the pay would really deliver better people. You could never get term limits through at any rate.
My Congressman told us in 1994 that if he wins election, he will term limit himself after five terms.
He is running again this year for his seventh term and has proved himself to be a lair, period.
I will not cast my vote for him, but he is guaranteed to win. No challenger.
LOL! And I do love reading about how whatever plans of theirs had failed had been because of some plan by Karl Rove (evil genius).
On the other hand, it is upsetting when I listen to the talking heads and hear the condescension (naturally pointed at we great unwashed). It's pretty disgusting.
FReepers had the "woman marries dolphin" story at 6 AM on 12/30/05....
We actually had Jim DeMint and Inglis from SC honor their term limit pledges.
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