Meet the Fallujah Four.
These would be the four Democrats [Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, CA); Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA-30); Rep. Dennis Kuchinich (D, OH-10); and Rep. Raul Grijavla (D, AZ-07)] who provided letters of introduction and support to the pro-terrorist groups Code Pink/Global Exchange in 2004. Those groups used these letters to facilitate their delivery over a half a million dollars’ worth of aid to terrorists in Fallujah | Read More »
Tags: barbara boxer
, carly fiorina
, charles wilkerson
, Code Pink
, dennis kuchinich
, Henry Waxman
, peter corrigan
, raul grijalva
, ruth mcclung
Congressional inquiry confirms: Waxman is an idiot*.
So, let us review the sequence of events leading up to this confirmation:
A quick observation on the 8-K Fun.
Drawing on streiff’s excellent post: there has been at least one nice repercussion that has come from the entire sordid 8-K affair. Thanks to it, you can pretty much filter out the ‘geniuses’ with no practical business experience; they’re the ones who have never seen an 8-K in their life, don’t know what one is for, don’t know when one needs to fill one out | Read More »
In an ideal world, this post would start a duel.
[UPDATE] I’m fronting this because I just read the letter – also, did you know that the courts have just ruled that “the government has no anti-corruption interest in limiting contributions to an independent expenditure group”? Translation: a group that wants to simply let people know , say, that Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak aspire to the level of East German rubberstamp apparatchiks can now | Read More »
Henry Waxman doesn’t *care* what President Obama said.
And he wants to make sure that the pharmaceutical companies understand that, too. The House Energy Chair intends to retroactively remove what Waxman calls a ‘windfall’ involving Medicare D drug charges, and never mind what either the President or PhRMA thinks: Drug makers contend they have already worked out a 10-year, $80 billion cost-savings deal with the White House and crucial Senate gatekeepers on the | Read More »
Where it went wrong: Obama and Congress.
For the benefit of any hypothetical researcher from, say, the 2050s or so – hey, how are you folks doing, up there? Have the Cubs won a World Series yet? – let me just note the two major mistakes that the current administration made that seem to have seriously complicated the passage of their health care rationing bill. Choosing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s approach on the | Read More »
Democrats refuse to limit future gas prices to $5/gallon.
The Republicans over at the House Energy and Commerce Committee have been watching a lot of their amendments to the latest monstrosity of an energy bill get shot down on party-line votes. That’s what happens when you let one party dominate Congress – particularly when it’s a party that doesn’t like cheap energy – but this one still requires special notice: The Administrator, in consultation | Read More »
Reps. Barton & Upton to Rep. Waxman: What’s the rush?
From a letter to Rep. Waxman by Rep. Barton & Rep. Upton on the apparently burning need to pass HR 2454 before Memorial Day: In your March 27 letter to President Obama concerning climate legislation in the 111th Congress, you seemed to agree. You told the President that “hearings, markups, and regular order are the best way to forge the compromises that will unite members | Read More »
Elections have consequences. A consistent narrative re the auto industry? Not so much.
Looks like we’re up for a bit of a power struggle in the House Energy Committee: Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman has been coveting Energy Committee Chairman John Dingell’s job for, well, decades. But never before has Waxman so directly challenged Dingell – who has sat atop the committee for 28 years – so directly. It’s hard to believe Waxman would make this bid without | Read More »