Lucas County Republican Chairman Jon Stainbrook won some breathing room yesterday in the fight to hold onto his position after a judge approved a 10-day freeze on the proceedings.
Washington Times has the latest:
Superlobbyist Paul Magliocchetti, the focus of a federal criminal investigation, held an ownership interest in three small, privately held companies that his lobbying firm had helped obtain millions of federal tax dollars in congressional earmarks.
We have joined with our fellow patriot groups to put on a town hall meeting to meet the candidates. If you are ready to work to change congress in 2010 and stand up for our constitutional principles, come to this town hall meeting. Speaking at the meeting will are Jack Smith and Rich Iott both running for District 9. This is your chance to ask them the questions the Media won't.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lyman Harbor Waterfront Banquet hall
1615 First street
The Hill is reporting the latest on the PMA Scandal and the investigation of the Office of Congressional Ethics. It says three people being investigated will be referred. Marcy Kaptur has not been cleared yet and did not tell The Hill if she was cleared. Other members have in previous stories. It is odd that she has not said anything.
The independent ethics office has referred three cases of alleged misconduct in the last three months to the full House ethics committee for further review.
This week Jack Smith will be on Wednesday to discuss his run for the House seat currently held by Marcy Kaptur, Friday Rich Iott will be in to do the same. Should be fun.
It's picking up speed-the Liberal exodus from trying to capture contested Congressional seats. I haven't heard of any more of 'em switching parties, but that can't be far behind. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/74007-dem-recruits-cont... : Here's a peek!
Dem recruits continue to head for exits
By Aaron Blake - 12/31/09 10:55 AM ET
Democrats have lost yet another touted recruit, this time in Kansas.
I am including Marcy's name on the tag because some of these donors show up on her lists.
A retired Florida couple would appear an unlikely source to have given $83,000 in campaign donations over a five-year period to members of Congress from all over the country.
Both in their 80s, they lived in a $118,000 Daytona Beach house they didn't own; they each voted only twice since 1992; and they seemed to lack the financial means to make the contributions.
the rest of the story - Sen. Coburn had presented an ammendment that all should read the bill before voting
the mainstream news covered his objection to Sen. Brown's ammendment, but not what happened just before that.
Office of Congressional Ethics clears the biggest offenders of breaking bribery and accepting gifts. The ethics committee is still investigating and no word on Marcy's status on OCE's investigation. Marcy and the other reps are still not out of the woods yet. The Hill, Washington Post, and Roll Call have the latest.
Marcy has an X next to her name on the extension of tax breaks vote, which means she did not vote. She either was out of the Capitol Hill (on a date with Micheal Moore?) or she chickened out and thought if I don't vote, people won't hold it against me.
The 241-181 roll call Wednesday by which the House voted to extend $31 billion in popular tax breaks, including an income tax deduction for sales and property taxes.
Democrats — Boccieri, Y; Driehaus, Y; Fudge, X; Kaptur, X; Kilroy, Y; Kucinich, Y; Ryan, Y; Space, Y; Sutton, Y; Wilson, Y.
Marcy Kaptur is angry and for some reason only wants to talk about the leak, not the allegations, which is strange. The Hill has the full story.
She [Kaptur] has talked with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and has requested a full briefing about how the secret document became public, but she is still waiting to hear back from Pelosi as well as the ethics committee.
“I have received no assurances and I am still waiting for them,” she said.
This was the latest email from Human Events, Newt is right. Dems don't care about the country, they just care about their far left base. Many people are seeing this, which is why 2010 will be a bad year for them. The Dems know this and it is completely mind blowing they don't care about it.
Over at Pollster.Com, President Obama’s "streams crossed" this week. That’s part-"Ghostbusters," part-pollster speak for saying the President’s approval rating dipped below his disapproval rating, causing the lines of the graph charting his standing with the American people to cross.
WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement today after voting against H.R. 4154, the Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Businesses Act of 2009.
WASHINGTON- Yesterday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) gave testimony during the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research hearing regarding Climate Change Legislation and its Potential Economic Impacts on the Farming Sector.
Columbus Dispatch does not like the PMA Scandal in their editorial yesterday. Kaptur is rightfully singled out.
Earmarks, the amendments that members of Congress attach to bills to fund special projects in their districts, are sometimes money well-spent -- for innovation, capital improvements and job creation.
But many earmarks are wasteful. Slipped quietly into unrelated bills without discussion or debate, they result in millions of taxpayers' dollars spent on projects that are frivolous. And sometimes they're dirty.
WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after House Resolution 861, which supports the objectives and values associated with National Military Family Month, passed the House of Representatives.
“The families of military personnel understand the sacrifices of commitment to America’s interests through service in our armed forces. It is in challenging moments as we face today that we truly rely on the dedication of America’s military families.”
WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after President Obama’s speech at West Point this evening.
Last April, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur of Ohio attended a Washington dinner where Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, was a speaker. Kaptur, whose district includes Toledo and counties along the Michigan border, had recently been told by local realtors that JP Morgan Chase was a top forecloser in the area—and this in a district devastated by the economic downturn. Foreclosures had almost doubled, unemployment was close to 20 percent in some areas, and Toledo was now the eighth poorest city in the nation.
Joe the Plumber has a one-to-one with Editor and Publisher. He gives his thoughts on the media, Sarah Palin, and of course Obama.
LOGAN, UTAH Forever a part of American electoral history, Joe Wurzelbacher--better known as "Joe the Plumber"--is hitting back at the media for its coverage of him over the past year, telling Editor & Publisher the reporting has been "poorly done."
WASHINGTON- Yesterday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and seven Republican members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and asked him to establish a bipartisan, independent oversight board to review how stimulus funds are being spent in Ohio. A copy of the letter can be found here. This is the second letter sent to Governor Strickland calling for such a board to be created.