Republican U.S. Representative from Minnesota
Aaron Schock didn't see his Congressional career ending like this. To be fair, no Representative envisions resigning in disgrace amid a mountain of scandals they just can't dig out of, but this is especially so for the young gun from Illinois 18th District who had delusions of grandeur for as long as I can remember.
The Republican Leadership in Congress needs an intervention. There's just no other way to put it. How can a party who proclaims they want to open up their tent and be more welcoming to people who aren't old, white men not foresee the terrible optics of ignoring the 50th Anniversary of one of the worst racial injustices in modern history? I get it.
Who exactly is in charge of American foreign policy? President Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Any middle-school aged student would easily be able to answer this, but the Republican Congress seems to think differently.
For the 2014 midterm elections, the GOP has some truly scary candidates with extreme views on women's rights, the climate, and how our government should function. Some of them proudly tout their extreme beliefs while others hide behind them, but all of them would take us a step backward should they be elected.
Colorado has a choice to make in 2014.
Of all the Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2014, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu may have one of the toughest hurdles to overcome if she is going to claim victor this November.
Laws that have broad bi-partisan support come few and far between, but the GI Bill that was passed in 1944 is one of those few bills that will bring together both the most ardently conservative and die hard liberal because it was a law designed to thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country.
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Tom Emmer, a former GOP State Representative of Minnesota and currently running for Representative Bachmann's open seat, participated in an advertisement for a home remodeling company while at the time standing in front of his campaign poster and announcing that he is running for Congress. While the spot was eerie enough, Mr. Emmer seems to have broken campaign finance law by doing the commercial. Mr. Emmer claims that the ad was never supposed to be aired, but has not given any explanation as to why he did the ad in the first place.
One of Representative Michele Bachmann's top aides was arrested and charged with theft in connection with objects being stolen from the Rayburn House Office Building earlier this year. Capitol Police installed a hidden camera in Representative Bachmann's office during their investigation and left bait money to lure the perpetrator. When they reviewed the footage of the hidden camera after some money went missing, it was determined that Javier Sanchez was the individual responsible for the burglaries and he was subsequently arrested.
The Office of Congressional Ethics is probing Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign for improper use of campaign funds during her failed 2012 bid for president. The investigation is focusing on alleged intentional campaign-finance violations, specifically improper transfer of funds and under-the-table payments involving Guy Short, the congresswoman's campaign’s national political director, and her Iowa campaign chairman, state Sen. Kent Sorenson. The investigators are primarily focusing on what Ms. Bachmann knew about these men's actions and when she knew it.
Representative Michelle Bachmann has been refusing to pay five staffers that worked on her failed Presidential bid because they refused to sign a nondisclosure agreement stating that they wouldn't discuss any “unethical, immoral, or criminal activity” that they witnessed on the campaign trail with Ms. Bachmann.
Former U.S. officials, NGO leaders, and academics concerned with U.S. policy in the region are circulating a letter to Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi, urging that the anti-Muslim conspiracy theorists on the House Intelligence Committee be replaced. The conspiracy theorists are causing international relations damage by fueling many conspiracy theories in Egypt and the Middle East.
A suit filed by Barb Heki, a former aide for Michele Bachmann, alleges that Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign stole a private email list from her and was then blamed for the lists use. Ms. Heki claims that she refused to provide the list to the Bachmann campaign, but that the list somehow got in the hands of the campaign and she was subsequently named as media as the individual that provided the list.
Bachmann signed a pledge put forth by The Family Leader which inferred that children of slaves lived in a better environment in 1860 than African American children do today because there are more single parents now than then. The language of slavery has since been removed and Bachmann claims the pledge did not have that language in it at all when she signed it.
‘God Has Created You for Heterosexuality’: Clinics Owned by Michele Bachmann’s Husband Practice Ex-Gay Therapy.
“The social cost will be profound on the U.S. taxpayer — millions of unskilled, illiterate, foreign nationals coming into the United States who can’t speak the English language. Even though the president says they won’t be able to vote, we all know that many, in all likelihood, will vote.”
"I think also they want to abolish age of consent laws, which means children — we would do away with statutory rape laws so that adults would be able to freely prey on little children sexually."
"It is not at only the election of the court, but at the election of the unnamed bureaucrat that decides, today we will have these killer drugs that we mandate. Tomorrow, what drugs will they take off the list? Will I not get life-saving drugs that I need to get?"
“I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt. People don’t hold guilt for a woman."
“This happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history."
"This is about the happiest I've seen members in a long time, because we see that we are starting to win this dialogue on a national level."
"We stand against this great evil. We are not for them. We remember who caused 9/11 in America. We remember who it was that killed 3,000 brave Americans. We have not forgotten.”
"Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11 and that’s why we’re going to have ‘9-11 Pray’ on that day. Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?"
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