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John Conyers

Conyers: ‘I Am Retiring Today’

During an interview with Detroit’s Praise 102.7 on Tuesday, Representative John Conyers (D-MI) announced he is retiring from Congress today and endorsed his son to replace him. Conyers told host Mildred Gaddis that he believes his legacy won’t be tarnished or

Dem Rep Blumenauer: Conyers Should Resign

On Wednesday’s broadcast of C-SPAN’s “Washington Week,” Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) stated that while it’s up to Representative John Conyers (D-MI) if he should resign, “I would think he should.” Blumenauer also said using taxpayer dollars to settle sexual harassment

Dems. Recall Holocaust In Push For More Syrian Refugees

Over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the administration is planning to admit at least 185,000 refugees over the next two years, including 10,000 Syrians in the first year. In reaction, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security reiterated their call for more Syrian refugees. While Democrats push for more Syrian refugees, Republicans are highlighting the national security risks associated with admitting thousands of individuals from terrorist hot spots — particularly when ISIS has indicated it seeks to use the refugee flow as a means of infiltrating the West.

Goodlatte: 'Obama Fiddles While Our Borders Implode'

Goodlatte: 'Obama Fiddles While Our Borders Implode'

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Word has spread around the world that the Obama administration “refuses” to enforce the country’s immigration laws, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte said Wednesday.  At a hearing on the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the southwest border,

'Stop Watching Us': Celebs Join Anti-NSA YouTube Campaign

'Stop Watching Us': Celebs Join Anti-NSA YouTube Campaign

In a condemnation of the federal government that comes from an unusual source, Hollywood celebrities have joined in a video ripping the National Security Agency for its ubiquitous spying on Americans. Director Oliver Stone, along with actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, John

Conyers Denounces Farrakhan's 'Racist, Anti-Semitic' Speech

Conyers Denounces Farrakhan's 'Racist, Anti-Semitic' Speech

Almost a week after hearing an inflammatory speech from the Rev. Louis Farrakhan, Dem Rep. John Conyers issued a statement on Thursday condemning the speech and apologizing for his attendance. The walk-back was likely prompted after the Drudge Report highlighted

Dem Rep. Conyers Rips Holder Over AP Spying

Dem Rep. Conyers Rips Holder Over AP Spying

Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the Hill Wednesday in a hearing scheduled prior to the release of the news that the Department of Justice seized the phone records of upwards of 20 Associated Press reporters. The grilling the Attorney

Trayvon Martin Parents To Testify in Congress

Trayvon Martin Parents To Testify in Congress

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has invited the parents of killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin to the Hill to testify about Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. As Roll Call reports, “The forum, which will also include other members of the Congressional

Open Thread: WaPo Says Save Obama, Primary Him

Oh my. But there is a real way to save the Obama presidency: by challenging him in the 2012 presidential primaries with a candidate who would unequivocally commit to a well-defined progressive agenda and contrast it with the Obama administration’s