Tag: Jan Schakowsky

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House Passes Symbolic Resolution Renouncing Anti-Israel UN Vote

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan measure objecting to last month’s anti-Israel United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 on Thursday, garnering 342-80 votes in favor of House Resolution 11.

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Chicago Democrats Cry over Trump, Bannon; Vow ‘Resistance’

EVANSTON, Illinois — Twelve days after Donald J. Trump stunned the world with a decisive victory to win election as the 45th President of the United States, over 400 Chicago Democrats gathered Sunday in a collective “shiva” — a Jewish term for mourning — as Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) began her “Post Election Community Meeting” with “a kind of opening prayer of sorts.”

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Joan Lasonde Demands Schakowsky Resign over James O’Keefe Videos

Republican Congressional candidate Joan McCarthy Lasonde, 50, is demanding that nine-term incumbent Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), 72, resign over videos released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas revealing that her husband, Robert Creamer, was at the center of a plot to incite violence at Donald Trump rallies, in a tactic known as “bird-dogging.”

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Trojan Horse: Obama Embraces ‘Public Option’ on Obamacare

Critics of Obamacare warned in 2009 and 2010 that the so-called “Affordable Care Act” was merely a “Trojan Horse” that would eventually to a complete government takeover of health care. For that, conservatives were mocked and demonized.

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Dem Rep Schakowsky: GOP Words ‘Are Terrorizing’ American Muslims

Sunday on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said Republicans “words are terrorizing” Muslim-Americans. Schakowsky said, “You know, they want to define terrorism right now, frankly, Reverend Al, as Muslims, and I’m not even talking about

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Convicted Fraudster Helped Obama Sell Iran Deal

Convicted fraudster Robert Creamer played a key role in selling the Iran deal to Democrats, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Creamer, a political consultant who is intimately connected with Obama’s inner political circle, pleaded guilty in 2005 to tax violations and bank fraud.

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Convicted Felon Leads Obama-Backed Effort to Lobby for Iran Deal

A convicted felon who went to federal prison in 2006-7 is leading a White-House backed effort to lobby Congress to pass whatever nuclear deal emerges from ongoing talks with Iran in Vienna. Robert Creamer, who served time for fraud and tax charges, and who is married to Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), is coordinating pro-Iran efforts through the liberal Ploughshares group, which held a conference call with President Barack Obama’s aides earlier this week, as reported by Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon.

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Old Foes Clash in Illinois over Iran Deal

A war of words–and fundraising emails–has erupted between Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) over the Iran deal. The fight began when Schakowsky objected to Kirk’s remark to Politico that “Neville Chamberlain got a lot of more out of Hitler than [U.S. negotiator] Wendy Sherman got out of Iran.” Schakowsky said it was “appalling” for Kirk to “equate the Obama administration’s diplomacy with Nazi appeasement.” Kirk then used her attack in a fundraising email.

Connie Bruck Whitewashes Schakowsky–and J Street–on Israel

Connie Bruck Whitewashes Schakowsky–and J Street–on Israel

The New Yorker‘s Connie Bruck tackles the question of whether the powerful pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is losing influence among American Jews. She frames the issue as if AIPAC is siding “with Netanyahu against Obama,”

MALKIN: Want a Real Anti-Poverty Plan? Stop Amnesty!

MALKIN: Want a Real Anti-Poverty Plan? Stop Amnesty!

This Michelle Malkin article originally appeared on Townhall.com It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America’s working poor in front of the cameras — while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors. Privileged

Greg Abbott Has Nearly Three Times the Funds of Struggling Wendy Davis

Greg Abbott Has Nearly Three Times the Funds of Struggling Wendy Davis

HOUSTON, Texas–As Texas’ gubernatorial election nears, it has been revealed that Republican candidate and Attorney General Greg Abbott has raised almost three times more money than his opponent, Democratic State Senator Wendy Davis. Abbott recently reported having $35.5 million on

Wendy Davis Rakes in Cash from Liberal States as Texans Reject Her

Wendy Davis Rakes in Cash from Liberal States as Texans Reject Her

Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis wants to be Governor of Texas, but she has been spending a substantial amount of time fundraising in other states. It has now been revealed that Davis raised $3.6 million outside of the state.  According to the Associated Press

Hollywood Stars Host Fundraiser Soiree for Wendy Davis

Hollywood Stars Host Fundraiser Soiree for Wendy Davis

Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis is running to be the Governor of Texas–but she has been spending an increasingly substantial amount of time fundraising out of the state. On May 22, Hollywood A-listers will join Davis for a glitzy event in Santa Monica,

Pants on Fire: Politifact in Texas-Sized Blunder Defending Wendy Davis

Pants on Fire: Politifact in Texas-Sized Blunder Defending Wendy Davis

Politifact Texas hit Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott May 6 with its worst rating–“pants on fire”–for claiming that Democrat rival Wendy Davis raised money for a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.  That member was Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL),

Wendy Davis Campaigns with Radical Leftist… in Chicago

Wendy Davis Campaigns with Radical Leftist… in Chicago

Although State Sen. Wendy Davis is running to be Governor of Texas, lately she has been spending significant time outside of the state raising money. On May 5, Davis was in Chicago for a fundraising event put on by Democratic Rep. Jan

The Left Also Owns Atanus in Illinois

The Left Also Owns Atanus in Illinois

The left is having a collective giggle-fit over the nomination of Suzanne Atanus as the Republican nominee to challenge Jan Schakowsky in the 9th district of Illinois. I was the Republican nominee in 2010–and Atanus ran then, too. She was

Schakowsky, Dems Invite Al Qaeda-Headed Group to Drone Briefing

Schakowsky, Dems Invite Al Qaeda-Headed Group to Drone Briefing

Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon reports that three Democrats–Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)–had invited a “representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist” to brief

Dem Bill Would End Death Penalty for Espionage, Treason, Assassinations

Eight Democrats have proposed a bill that would take the death penalty off the table for a variety of serious federal crimes, including espionage, treason and assassinating federal politicians.  The Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act. (HR 3741) would “end the

Jan Schakowsky Gets Her Wish

Jan Schakowsky Gets Her Wish

Back in 2009, as politicians began debating Obamacare–a massive detour from the economy into an issue less important to voters but critical to Democrats’ ideological goals–Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) reveled in the prospect that health care reform might “put the

House Dems Want 45% Taxes on $1M Incomes

House Dems Want 45% Taxes on $1M Incomes

On Thursday, House Democrats proposed a new bill that would create a minimum 45 percent tax rate on income more than $1 million, and a rate of 49 percent on income more than $1 billion. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) is

Schakowsky Fundraises Off Breitbart News Gun Control Report

Schakowsky Fundraises Off Breitbart News Gun Control Report

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) sent a fundraising email Tuesday responding to a report from Breitbart News on her admission for further gun control plans.  Schakowsky made headlines Monday after Breitbart News covered an interview from Jason Mattera at a gun

Jim Moran: People Worried About Possible Handgun Bans 'Paranoid'

Jim Moran: People Worried About Possible Handgun Bans 'Paranoid'

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) at a Monday town hall on gun violence said individuals who question whether Congress would outlaw handguns in the future are “paranoid.” Moran held the “Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America” forum

Schakowsky: Assault Weapons Ban 'Just the Beginning'

Schakowsky: Assault Weapons Ban 'Just the Beginning'

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of the Democratic Party’s leadership in the House of Representatives, suggested to Jason Mattera at a Feb. 13 women’s rights rally that plans for an assault weapons ban and private-sales background checks were only

Dem Rep Attacks Doctor

Dem Rep Attacks Doctor

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on CNN’s “State Of The Union” attacking Dr. Benjamin Carson for his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast