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  • Ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock comes out as gay

    03/05/2020 10:49:06 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    SJ-R.com ^ | 03 05 2020 | Chris Kaergard
    In a post on his Instagram feed, and concurrently on a website, former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock says he’s gay. He confirmed the post’s authenticity in a text message, and said he would let the statement speak for itself. The former Peoria Republican, who served on the city’s School Board, in the state Legislature, and into his fourth term in Congress, made the following post: I am gay. For those who know me and for many who only know of me, this will come as no surprise. For the past year, I have been working through a list of people...
  • Former GOP congressman with anti-gay voting record seen kissing man at Coachella

    04/20/2019 4:59:16 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19th 2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    Socially conservative former Rep. Aaron Schock, R- Ill., was reportedly photographed at a music festival making out with another man. During his tenure in Congress, the 37-year-old Schock voted against the repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell" and voted in favor of adding a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. He received a zero rating from the Human Rights Campaign for his voting record. Despite his socially conservative political career, Schock, who now lives in West Hollywood, was purportedly photographed with a group of gay men at California's famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, according to Metro Weekly, an LGBT-focused...
  • Former GOP congressman with anti-gay voting record seen kissing man at Coachella

    04/20/2019 11:21:33 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    Socially conservative former Rep. Aaron Schock, R- Ill., was reportedly photographed at a music festival making out with another man. During his tenure in Congress, the 37-year-old Schock voted against the repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell" and voted in favor of adding a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. He received a zero rating from the Human Rights Campaign for his voting record. Despite his socially conservative political career, Schock, who now lives in West Hollywood, was purportedly photographed with a group of gay men at California's famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, according to Metro Weekly, an LGBT-focused...
  • JW Uncovers Classified Info on Clinton Email Server [Weekly Update]

    03/23/2019 9:32:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 22, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Uncovers More Classified Emails in Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure Email System Police: Attack on Tucker Carlson’s Home Was ‘Suspected Hate Crime’ Obama Judge Frees Illegal Alien Who Got License with Fake Doc Justice Department Misconduct, the Chicago Way Judicial Watch Uncovers More Classified Emails in Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure Email System Hillary Clinton repeatedly stated that the 55,000 pages of documents she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails. She even declared under penalty of perjury in 2015 that she had “directed that all my emails on clintonemail.com in my custody...
  • Ex-Congressman Schock Avoids Prosecution

    03/06/2019 4:28:22 PM PST · by malach · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03.06.19 | Emily Goodin
    Aaron Schock, the former congressman whose political downfall came after he was revealed to have used official funds to decorate his Capitol Hill office 'Downton Abbey' style - made a deal Wednesday that would allow him to escape federal prosecution. Prosecutors agreed to drop all charges if Schock, who was accused of misspending campaign and government money for his personal benefit, will concede to wrongdoing, repay his back taxes to the tune of $42,000, and reimburse his campaign committee nearly $68,000. The deal, known as deferred prosecution agreement, will likely allow Schock, 37, to avoid jail time and a felony...
  • Kerry, White House Block DeMint's Visit to Honduras

    10/02/2009 10:16:14 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 27 replies · 1,618+ views
    Slate ^ | October 2, 2009 | JEREMY SINGER-VINE
    Senate foreign relations committee Chairman John Kerry and the State Department have canceled Sen. Jim DeMint's plans to meet interim Honduran President Roberto Micheletti on Friday. The trip, which DeMint was going to make with three members of the House, would have flouted a White House ban against direct contact with the leaders of the June military coup. While the White House seeks to pressure the interim government through isolation, DeMint and other conservatives have defended the coup, which the Honduran miltary claims was necessary to prevent then-President Manuel Zelaya from rewriting the country's constitution. DeMint, R-S.C., and his fellow...
  • Obama-appointed federal judge has been removed from all his cases

    08/27/2018 12:57:20 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    americanjournalreview ^ | 8-27-2018 | American Patriot
    It looks like Judge Bruce will not be hearing any more cases in the near future. Back in October of 2013 Judge Bruce was appointed by Barack Obama to the federal court. Judge Bruce was set to hear two of the most extreme profile cases in the region. Before he was in the federal court, he was an assistant US Attorney in the Central District. As an Obama-Appointed federal judge, he has finally been removed from his position. Recently, the judge admitted to being involved with illegal activity with the cases he had been hearing in the past. It was...
  • Schock in limbo as feds still loom

    05/18/2016 1:25:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 1 replies
    One year after resigning in disgrace, Aaron Schock — the high-flying GOP congressman whose penchant for drawing publicity to himself was nearly unrivaled in the House of Representatives — has largely disappeared from view. But federal prosecutors still have their sights on him. There have been a few random glimpses of the Illinois Republican since his abrupt departure from Capitol Hill: having dinner with his father in Peru last summer, and snowboarding with a friend in Aspen, Colorado, in February. Just this month, Schock was seen lugging his gym bag outside the Longworth House Office Building. Sources say he is...
  • Mike Flynn Tries to Jump From Pundit to Politician in Illinois

    07/02/2015 4:05:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Lisa Hagen
    July 1, 2015 Mike Flynn has published about a million and a half words on politics and policy. Now, he's trying to put them into practice. Last month, Flynn, an editor for the conservative Breitbart News, announced his bid for the special election to replace former Rep. Aaron Schock in Illinois. The former columnist and founding editor of the Big Government blog decided to make his first run for political office after the scandal-tarred Schock's resignation, arguing that his role in the media prepared him for office. "My position is long-known, established, and out there, and I think that's something...
  • Disgraced US Congressman Aaron Schock Has Disappeared

    05/01/2015 1:35:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    News au.com ^ | May 01, 2015 5:58PM
    Just weeks ago, the 33-year-old with model good looks was an Instagram star, posting endless photographs of himself — some of them shirtless — jetsetting around the world, hobnobbing with celebs, training with troops and surfing and sunbaking in exotic locations. Now, he is the subject of a federal investigation and the target of a multi-million dollar class action. The pictures have also been used to fuel rumours that Schock is gay — an issue only because of his staunchly Republican views and the fact that he campaigned against marriage equality. On April 15, lawyer Daniel Kurowski filed a lawsuit...
  • Breitbart editor running for Aaron Schock's seat

    04/30/2015 4:07:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/30/15 | Mark Hensch
    An editor for the conservative website Breitbart News on Thursday announced he will run for the House seat vacated by former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.). Mike Flynn launched his campaign for the seat representing Illinois’s 18th District from his hometown of Quincy. “The political party bosses in Washington and Springfield, and the special interests they represent, wanted a coronation for their hand-picked candidate,” Flynn said in a statement. “Yet another go-along-to-get-along seat warmer who won’t challenge the status quo.” “Central Illinois deserves a choice and as a lifelong conservative reformer, I plan to give them one.” The conservative journalist will...
  • 'Gay' sites go wild 'outing' GOP congressman (Aaron Schock)

    01/05/2014 1:58:13 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 41 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 4, 2014 | WND
    WASHINGTON – Homosexual websites are abuzz tonight with efforts to “out” Rep. Aaron Shock, R-Illinois. Shock, who has repeatedly denied rumors he is “gay,” was not reachable for comment. The campaign began with a Facebook posting by former CBS News contributor Itay Hod, who also contributes to Salon, TMZ, Out Magazine and the Daily Beast. Hod offered a post about a hypothetical GOP congressman from Illinois who opposed repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” legislation, opposed the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and supported the federal marriage amendment. “We’ve been so effective at convincing everyone that outing people...
  • Aaron Schock resigning from Congress

    03/17/2015 1:08:11 PM PDT · by csvset · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 03/17/2015 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON — Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., facing a growing number of questions over his use of taxpayer and campaign funds on Tuesday announced that he will resign from Congress on March 31. By stepping down now, Schock likely heads off a probe in the works by the Office of Congressional Ethics and a likely examination of his spending by the House Ethics Committee. It does not automatically shut off inquiries, if there are any, from the Federal Election Commission or the Justice Department. Schock’s resignation comes as his legal and public relations team knew more revelations were probably coming...
  • Aaron Schock resigns

    03/17/2015 11:16:33 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 103 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/17/2015 | Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
    Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is resigning his seat in Congress. The 33-year-old Republican has been dogged by questions about his spending of taxpayer and campaign dollars. On Monday afternoon, POLITICO posed a lengthy set of questions about charging the government and his campaign tens of thousands of dollars in questionable mileage reimbursements. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/aaron-schock-resigns-116153.html#ixzz3UfUrBF40
  • Darrell Issa says emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting of True the Vote

    04/09/2014 4:07:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/9/2014 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    This story was published at 4:33 p.m. and has been updated with a response from Rep. Cummings.House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel's top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative organization applying for non-profit status. Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, non-profit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud.The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official whom Issa's panel is poised...
  • Schock: ‘Clear Evidence’ Lerner Broke The Law

    04/09/2014 6:10:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/9/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Aaron Schock (R., Ill.) told Fox News host Gretchen Carlson there is “clear evidence” embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner broke the law Wednesday on Fox News. The House Ways and Means Committee released a report today revealing evidence highly incriminating to Lerner, and will refer her to the Justice Department for prosecution. Among the more startling allegations, Schock revealed the committee found evidence she deliberately attempted to obstruct Crossroads GPS’s 501 (c)(4) approval for purely political reasons. “We have in writing her own e-mails after meeting with liberal-leaning groups like Democracy 21 and others where they specifically say,...
  • Speaker Boehner Comments on the Criminal Referral For Lois Lerner

    04/09/2014 6:37:03 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    Speaker of the House ^ | 4-9-2014 | Press Release
    Speaker Boehner Comments on the Criminal Referral For Lois Lerner Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office April 9, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the House Ways & Means Committee sent a criminal referral letter to the U.S. Attorney General outlining probable criminal actions taken by Lois Lerner during her tenure at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):“The Ways & Means Committee, led by Chairman Camp, has conducted a serious and thorough investigation of the IRS, uncovering abuses and criminal acts that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the...
  • Cruz Does Boehner No Favors (Boo-hoo)

    02/11/2014 3:10:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 10, 2014 | Humberto Sanchez
    After championing the Affordable Care Act defunding strategy that led to the government shutdown in October, Sen. Ted Cruz continues to do Speaker John A. Boehner no favors — and some of Boehner’s allies think the tea party Texan should mind his own business. Cruz in recent weeks has undermined Boehner’s approach on both immigration and the debt limit — the two biggest issues the Ohio Republican has been trying to navigate through his conference. As Boehner unveiled his leadership team’s immigration principles at the House GOP’s retreat two weeks ago, Cruz and his staff simultaneously torched the push for...
  • Schock: IRS can’t stop illegal behavior (targeting conservative political groups)

    08/18/2013 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/13 | Justin Sink
    Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) said late Friday that he worries that the Internal Revenue Service is so incompetent "that they can't stop their own illegal behavior." The Illinois Republican, in an interview with Fox News, said that the agency was continuing to engage in the illegal targeting of conservative political groups, even after President Obama vowed the practice would stop when abuses were revealed earlier this summer. "After the investigation had already begun, after the illegal behavior had already been exposed, they were asking pro-life groups how much of their time was being spent in prayer, how much of their...
  • Schock Continues to Find Success as Legislative Year Comes to an End

    12/21/2011 11:06:02 PM PST · by Altariel
    Congressman Aaron Schock ^ | December 19, 2011 | Unknown
    Aaron Schock Contact: Schock Continues to Find Success as Legislative Year Comes to an End Legislative Accomplishments Yield Positive Results for Illinois and 18th District Washington, Dec 19 - Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) continued to work on behalf of residents of the 18th District of Illinois, reaching across the aisle, and finding legislative success on issues ranging from job creation to tax relief and spending reduction.  Congressman Schock began the year with the appointment to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, considered the most powerful committee in Congress. Schock serves on the  Trade, Oversight and Social Security subcommittees,...