Posts Tagged ‘lawmaker’

Homicides in Austin Already Match Last Year’s Number, Lawmaker Blames ‘Defund the Police’

With several months left of 2021, the number of homicides in Austin, Texas, has already matched the number from 2020, the Austin-American Statesman reported. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) blamed the “defund the police” movement for rising homicides in the city, Fox News reported. “This is what happens when you villainize law enforcement and defund police. […]

Chicago Lawmaker and Her Chief of Staff Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

A federal grand jury indicted Chicago Alderman Carrie Austin (D) and her chief of staff on bribery charges on July 1 for allegedly scheming to get home improvements from contractors who were looking to receive the city’s help for a residential building project in Austin’s ward. Austin, 72, a five-term Chicago alderman, was charged with […]

Turkish lawmaker: Egypt should ‘reverse death sentences’ on Muslim Brotherhood members

A longtime Turkish lawmaker on Tuesday appealed to Egypt to reverse the death sentences handed down to Muslim Brotherhood members, Anadolu Agency reported. “The implementation of these death sentences will deal a major blow to Egypt’s damaged reputation in the international arena,” Mustafa Yeneroglu, an Istanbul deputy of the Democracy and Progress (DEVA) Party, told […]

Texas Lawmaker Demands Criminal Probe Into ‘Dr. Death’ (Fauci)

Dr. Anthony Fauci could face jail time if Texas Rep. Chip Roy’s plans for a criminal probe are approved. Appearing Friday on The Todd Starnes Show, Rep. Roy suggested that Republicans could launch a criminal review of Dr. Fauci’s mishandling of the coronavirus crisis. TRANSCRIPT: TODD STARNES: You were one of the guys who helped launch […]

‘Some Demonstrations More Anti-Jewish Than Pro-Palestinian’: Dutch Lawmaker Who Fled Turkish Persecution of Kurds Expresses Concern Over Gaza Protests

Dilan Yezilgöz of the VVD Party addresses the Dutch parliament. Photo: Screenshot. A Dutch lawmaker who came to the Netherlands as a refugee from Turkey’s persecution of its Kurdish minority is urging the country’s justice minister to take firm action against antisemitic slogans and signs at pro-Palestinian demonstrations. Dilan Yezilgöz — a parliamentarian who holds […]

Capitol Police turned attention from ’200’ Proud Boys gathered on Jan. 6, lawmaker says

“Why did the department decide to monitor the … counterdemonstrators but apparently, according to this timeline, not to monitor the Proud Boys?” Lofgren asked Bolton. “What happened to these 200 Proud Boys over the course of the day?” Bolton said he didn’t have the answer to Lofgren’s questions, but said he hoped to have answers […]

New York City Council expels Jewish lawmaker who evaded taxes

The New York City Council expelled a Jewish lawmaker after he pleaded guilty earlier in the week to federal charges of tax evasion. Chaim Deutsch, a Democrat who represents Sheepshead Bay and other heavily Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn, said he would not resign after admitting to evading more than $82,000 in property taxes between 2013 […]

Chicago lawmaker: ‘Jews are Jews and only deal with Jews’ – report

A powerful Chicago lawmaker on trial for corruption allegedly made a derogatory comment about Jews in a newly uncovered wiretapped conversation from 2017. Ed Burke, 77, a longtime Democratic alderman and power broker in Chicago’s City Council, is accused of trying to illegally urge developers of an $800 million real estate project to use his […]

Palestinian professor says he was denied job with progressive lawmaker over his views on Israel

A Palestinian professor says that newly-elected Illinois Congresswoman Marie Newman promised him a job but backed out of a signed contract after he criticized her positions on Israel. Iymen Chehade has filed a breach of contract lawsuit and a national-origin discrimination claim against the congresswoman. Newman’s campaign dismissed the accusations as “fallacious.” A former Bernie […]

Leftist Israeli lawmaker warns ‘political murder is around the corner’ after police assault

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Israeli lawmaker manhandled by police as protest against Palestinian evictions turns violent (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

An Israeli lawmaker has fired off an angry tirade at the government after a video appeared to show him being punched in the face by a police officer at a weekly protest in a majority-Palestinian neighborhood. Footage shows Knesset member Ofer Cassif engaged in an angry confrontation with cops, before he’s hit in the face, dragged […]

Jerusalem police beat lawmaker, clash with protesters in anti-settlement demonstration

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GOP lawmaker likens child mental health bill to Nazi laws

Daniel Cox, a Maryland Republican in the state legislature, said he would mark Yom Hashoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, by voting against a bill that would allow children to consent to mental health care. Cox said his mask had a picture from the Nuremberg trials printed on it, and compared the bill to the Nazis’ […]

Israel hands Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar two-year prison term for PFLP membership

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Lawmaker Attempts to Fight Surging Chicago Carjackings by Banning Video Games

Illinois State Rep. Marcus Evans Jr. (D) is attempting to fight a surge in Chicago carjackings by pushing to ban the sales of the Grand Theft Auto video game. The New York Post reports that Evans “introduced legislation Friday to amend an existing state law that prohibits the sale of certain video games to minors.” […]

Israeli lawmaker, mayor wounded in clashes with police as hundreds protest violence in Arab community

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Offices of senior German lawmaker in Merkel’s party raided over allegations he claimed huge fee in Covid mask deal – reports

Police in Germany raided the offices of a senior politician in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, Georg Nuesslein, who is accused of pocketing hundreds of thousands of euros for securing a face-mask contract, according to reports. A total of 13 properties were raided in Germany and Liechtenstein as part of a probe into alleged corruption and […]

EU lawmaker likens AstraZeneca to ‘unreliable second-hand car salesman’ as low European jab confidence hampers vaccine uptake

Doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine are going unused across the EU amid low confidence in the jab after the company was repeatedly criticized by Brussels for not sharing sufficient data and supply problems. Speaking on Thursday, EU lawmaker Esther de Lange, a vice president of the European People’s party, reiterated the challenge of getting […]

Hate mail to French-Jewish lawmaker tells her to ‘prepare for the camps’

 In a spate of antisemitic incidents in Western Europe, a swastika was carved into the door of a Swiss synagogue and a Jewish lawmaker in France received hate mail telling her to “get ready for the camps.” Yaël Braun-Pivet, a Jewish lawmaker of the LREM centrist party of President Emmanuel Macron, on Thursday shared on […]

Kansas lawmaker let off with warning for abusive behavior toward women, girls

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — A new Kansas legislator accused of abusive behavior before taking office received a written warning Thursday from a committee that investigated his conduct, and it directed him to accept a fellow lawmaker as a mentor. The letter told state Representative Aaron Coleman, of Kansas City, Kansas, that allegations in a complaint […]

Forget the politicians: This U.S. lawmaker thinks high-tech can bring Israelis and Palestinians together

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jewish Lawmaker Says He Used “White Privilege” During Capitol Riots

According to Wikipedia, “Phillips is Jewish and was acknowledged by the Minnesota publication, The American Jewish World, for serving on the board of Temple Israel in Minneapolis.” Bitchute link 00

Jewish lawmaker starts impeachment push against Ukraine’s Jewish president

 A Jewish lawmaker in Ukraine has initiated impeachment proceedings against the country’s Jewish president. Vadim Rabinovich, who leads Ukraine’s largest opposition party, announced the move Wednesday against Vlodymyr Zelensky over the closure of three television channels that allegedly are funded by Russia. The closure Tuesday of channels 112, ZIK and Newsone was a “political reprisal […]

Lawmaker who blamed Jews for Holocaust quits parliamentary commission

A Lithuanian lawmaker who had suggested that Jews share the blame for the Holocaust resigned as chair of the parliament’s historical memory commission. Valdas Rakutis faced criticism over his comments, made during a speech in parliament on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, including a rare rebuke from the US ambassador. Rakutis cited his desire to “reduce […]

US House Democrat to Move Office After Confrontation With Republican Lawmaker

Democratic candidate for the US House of Representatives Cori Bush poses for a portrait after beating incumbent Rep.William Lacy Clay in their primary election, in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. August 5, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant In the latest sign of rising tensions within the US Congress, a Democratic congresswoman said on Friday she plans to […]

Lithuanian lawmaker says Jews and communists share blame for Holocaust

In an unusual move, the US ambassador to Lithuania accused a local senior lawmaker of distorting the history of the Holocaust and blaming Jews for it. Robert Gilchrist, who took up the post in February last year, made the accusation following a speech Wednesday by Valdas Rakutis, a member of the Seimas, Lithuania’s parliament, and […]

North Korean diplomat defects to South Korea -lawmaker

SEOUL – North Korea‘s acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea, the latest in a recent string of high-profile escapes from the isolated country, a South Korean lawmaker said on Monday. Ryu Hyun Woo had led North Korea’s embassy in Kuwait since former Ambassador So Chang Sik was expelled after a 2017 U.N. […]

Lawmaker To Put A Bounty On ‘Bigfoot’

The mythical creature ‘Bigfoot’ has become the target of a lawmaker in Oklahoma after a bill was in introduced that seeks to create a Bigfoot hunting season. Oklahoma state Rep. Justin Humphreys district includes the Ouachita Mountains, which holds a Bigfoot festival once a year. Humphreys says that tourism should increase after issuing a state hunting […]

Republican Lawmaker: Biden Is a Threat to National Security and Must Be Impeached

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene declared that Joe Biden is a threat to national security after filing her articles of impeachment against the President. She made the bombshell announcement in a Twitter post on Thursday: “President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the Presidency. His pattern of abuse of power as President […]

Republican lawmaker with gun sets off House chamber metal detector

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was blocked from entering the House chamber after setting off a metal detector while apparently carrying a concealed gun. Representative Andy Harris, a Maryland Republican, set off the metal detector while trying to enter the chamber Thursday afternoon. The metal detectors […]

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