Tag: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Republicans, Democrats Convene on Capitol Hill to Call for a Free Iran

During a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday titled “Iran Regime’s Threats and Rights Violations: Policy Options,” Republican and Democrat congressmen and congresswomen gathered to express their commitment to supporting the people of Iran in their quest to achieve a free Iran.

Members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq organization chant slogans and hold banners during a tour organized by the Iraqi government for foreign diplomats in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Iraq's government has given foreign diplomats a rare look inside a refugee camp housing Iranian exiles, as Baghdad seeks international help resettling …

Last Remaining Iranian PMOI Members Leave Camp Liberty for Albania

On Friday, the remaining 280 members of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) — also known as the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) — who were stationed in Camp Liberty (Hurriya) in Iraq were relocated to Albania, officially closing the camp which was a place of refuge for the dissidents against the Iranian regime since the 1980s.

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Jeb Bush Sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to FL Congresswoman

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) called fellow South Floridian Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) for her birthday on Wednesday, and the voicemail message he left her is getting a lot of buzz on social media.

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South FL Congresswoman: Jeb Will Keep Rubio Out of 2016 Race

Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) predicted that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) would not enter the 2016 presidential race because “it’ll be difficult for Marco to compete against a Jeb” in an interview with The Hill on Monday. Ros-Lehtinen said she was “excited” about

Ted Cruz Receiving Much Love These Days [Video]

More and more legislators are loving on Senator Ted Cruz nowadays, considering that he is one of a few  embers of the Republican caucus in the Senate that actually has the stones to say what he means. Here is Rep.

GOP Rep: Haiti Reunification Should Be Step for DACA Parents

GOP Rep: Haiti Reunification Should Be Step for DACA Parents

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) stated that she believed the Department of Homeland Security’s recently announced program to allow thousands of Haitians into the US was “a great step forward” that she hoped would provide an example for policies to handle

Ros-Lehtinen Tells Obama: Release Full Text of Iran Deal

Ros-Lehtinen Tells Obama: Release Full Text of Iran Deal

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) wrote a February letter to Barack Obama that asked him to release the text of the Iran nuclear agreement. Ros-Lehtinen, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, said that

Ros-Lehtinen: Charlie Crist Echoing Fidel Castro

Ros-Lehtinen: Charlie Crist Echoing Fidel Castro

Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has opened up on Charlie Crist after he made the statement that Cubans were suffering because of U.S. foreign policy. Ros-Lehtinen has been blistering Crist in the press since he first told leftist Bill Maher the

GOP Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Grills John Kerry On Castro Handshake

GOP Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Grills John Kerry On Castro Handshake

GOP Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first Cuban American, to be elected to Congress grilled Secretary of State John Kerry on President Obama shaking the hand of Raul Castro today at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in South Africa…

Cuban Ballplayer Announces Defection to U.S.

Cuban Ballplayer Announces Defection to U.S.

By LUKE MEREDITHAP Sports WriterDES MOINES, IowaCuban pitcher Misael Siverio told a Spanish-language newspaper he has defected to the United States and is going to try to make it to the major leagues. Siverio was part of the Cuban national

Obama Admin to Resume Immigration Talks with Cuba

Obama Admin to Resume Immigration Talks with Cuba

USA Today reports officials from the the Obama administration will meet with Cuban officials on July 17 to discuss “migration issues” between the two countries. The talks will be held in Washington, D.C. and are being portrayed as “consistent with

House Republicans Launch Another Hispanic 'Outreach' Program

House Republicans Launch Another Hispanic 'Outreach' Program

House Republicans have launched another “Hispanic outreach” initiative. Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is spearheading the most recent “comprehensive” outreach program. As Roll Call reports, the initiative will focus on a “Spanish-language social-media initiative” in addition to getting the

Salacious, yes … Influence peddling, Oh Yes … and in Boomtown

In my quirky way I want to put this under the category “Foreign Affairs.” Anyone else wonder why an Opthamologist aka Dr. Salomon Melgen is in the business of donating to Senator Bob Menendez, Hillary Clinton, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz; Florida Republicans Rep.

GOP Rep: Officials Behind Benghazi Failures Enjoying 'Their Paid Vacation'

GOP Rep: Officials Behind Benghazi Failures Enjoying 'Their Paid Vacation'

Former Foreign Affairs Committee chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) slammed the disciplining of four State Department officials as nothing but “a shuffling of the deck chairs” in response to testimony from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the Benghazi terrorist attack. 

Pro-Israel Rep. Given Leading Role on Middle East Subcommittee

Pro-Israel Rep. Given Leading Role on Middle East Subcommittee

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) has been given the leading role on the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s “new Middle East and North Africa subcommittee.” She was specifically given “jurisdiction over the Middle East,” which is great news for Israel, as Ros-Lehtinen is considered

Congressmen: Obama 'Reckless' to Arm Egypt with F-16 Fighter Jets

Congressmen: Obama 'Reckless' to Arm Egypt with F-16 Fighter Jets

On Thursday Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) criticized the Obama administration for sending twenty F-16 fighter jets to the new Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Egyptian government. “It is reckless and unwise for the U.S. to give F-16s to Egypt and its new president/dictator,

Egypt Waits on Referendum Results; Opposition Cries Fraud

Egypt Waits on Referendum Results; Opposition Cries Fraud

Egypt on Monday was awaiting official results of a referendum on a new constitution reportedly backed by two-thirds of voters but which the opposition alleged was riddled with fraud. The Muslim Brotherhood backing President Mohamed Morsi and media say an

US Sending 20 F-16s to Egypt

US Sending 20 F-16s to Egypt

Let’s say a would-be Egyptian dictator tosses the head of the military, supports a terrorist assault on Israel, and threatens to send tanks into the streets to fight any opposition. Let’s also say you’re the President of the United States.

Hezbollah to Iran: We've Got Your Back

Hezbollah to Iran: We've Got Your Back

On the heels of U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) asking the EU to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has “emerged from hiding” to announce the group’s plans to launch a massive attack against Israel.   Nasrallah

Florida Rep. Urges EU: Label Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization

Florida Rep. Urges EU: Label Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization

Israel has a friend in the American government, and her name is Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). She is the Chairwoman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee who is “urging the EU to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.” She made these

Obama Bypasses Congress, Allows Funding for Palestinian Authority

Obama Bypasses Congress, Allows Funding for Palestinian Authority

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) — President Obama, citing the United States’ national security interests, Wednesday waived restrictions on funding for the Palestinian Authority. In a memorandum sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Obama cited his authority under section 7040(b)

Congress Places Hold On Palestinian Aid

Arab League officials are promising to provide $200 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if a congressional hold on similar U.S. funding continues. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., placed a hold on the transfer of $200 million in aid to

Obama Balks At Offshore Oil Drilling-But Not Castro's Cuba

The United States is suffering from high unemployment, high energy prices, stagnant economic growth, and a massive budget deficit. By expediting the development of offshore oil resources, the government could tackle all four of these problems simultaneously. Yet for some