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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

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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

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Dem Rep Conyers: Electoral College ‘Rooted In Slavery’

During a forum on the future of the Electoral College on Tuesday, Representative John Conyers (D-MI) stated that the Electoral College is “rooted in slavery.” Conyers said, “We also must face up to the cold reality that the Electoral College is

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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.

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GOP Lawmaker Proposes ‘ATF Elimination Act’

In response to the ATF’s determined march toward banning the M855 round for law-abiding citizens, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) has introduced legislation to eliminate the ATF altogether.

Amnesty Activists Disrupt Hearing, Goodlatte Compares Obama to King James II

Amnesty Activists Disrupt Hearing, Goodlatte Compares Obama to King James II

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) kicked off Tuesday’s hearing on President Obama’s “executive overreach on immigration” by comparing Obama to England’s King James II. But amnesty activists quickly disrupted the hearing with shouts, chants and signs. After playing a video

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,

Long-Time Dem Rep. John Conyers Fails to Qualify for Election Ballot

Long-Time Dem Rep. John Conyers Fails to Qualify for Election Ballot

Wayne County, Michigan officials reported this weekend that long-time Detroit Democrat Representative John Conyers didn’t submit enough signatures to qualify for the ballot this year. Authorities say Conyers was 400 signatures short of having enough to qualify to run for re-election.

'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