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Completely Blatant Plug For Latta and Fisher On 1370 WSPD Thursday

Thursday morning both Bob Latta and Lee Fisher will be guests on my show. Congressman Latta at 7:30, Mr. Fisher at 8:30. Should be fun.

LATTA JOINS HOUSE REPUBLICANS IN CALLING FOR TRANSPARENT HEALTH CARE NEGOTIATIONS

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) recently co-sponsored H Res. 847, sponsored by Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL), which calls for the ongoing health care negotiations to be conducted with media coverage available to the American public.

Congressman Latta has also signed a discharge petition on H Res. 847. The discharge petition, after gathering 218 signatures, would force a roll call vote on the resolution.

Judge imposes delay in GOP battle

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.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100115/NEWS09/1150366

Probed lobbyist had stake in firms

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.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/15/probed-lobbyist-had-stak...

Citizens town hall meeting - The Children of Liberty - District 9 candidates Smith and Iott

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.

Date:
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Lyman Harbor Waterfront Banquet hall
Street:
1615 First street
City/Town:
Sandusky, OH

Marcy does not confirm to The Hill that she has or has not been referred by ethics committee

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.
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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.

Blatant Media Plug For WSPD Morning Show-Read At Your Own Risk

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.

Liberals Now Heading For The Exits!

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!

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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.

Washington Times reports in-depth on the questionable PMA donations

I am including Marcy's name on the tag because some of these donors show up on her lists.
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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.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/23/lobbyists-kin-unlikely-campa...

the rest of the story - Sen. Coburn had presented an ammendment that all should read the bill before voting

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the mainstream news covered his objection to Sen. Brown's ammendment, but not what happened just before that.
http://republican.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=FloorUpdates.Br...

Ethics Office Closes Inquiry Into Murtha, Dicks and Moran

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.
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Why did Marcy not vote on the extension of tax breaks? Not even a yes or no

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.

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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.

Ethics panel’s slow pace on probes has lawmakers fuming

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.
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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.

http://thehill.com//homenews/house/71575-ethics-panels-slow-pace-of-prob...

Democrats Commit Political Suicide – In Three Steps

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.

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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.

Latta against estate tax

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.

Latta against climate change legislation

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.

Editorial: Paying to play

Columbus Dispatch does not like the PMA Scandal in their editorial yesterday. Kaptur is rightfully singled out.
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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.

Latta on the passage of National Military Family Month resolution

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.”

LATTA STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S AFGHANISTAN REMARKS

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after President Obama’s speech at West Point this evening.

Guernica interviews Marcy Kaptur about her thoughts on the foreclosure crisis

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.

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