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Lying is a Sin: Steve Stivers tells no-doubt falsehood about Mary Jo Kilroy

Republican congressional candidate Steve Stivers signed his name to a campaign advertisement this week, declaring of his opponent in Ohio’s 15th District that “Mary Jo Kilroy can’t hide from her 98.4% voting record with Nancy Pelosi.”

I’ll come right to the point. This claim by Steve Stivers is a lie.

A review of roll [...]

Congress Acts To Stop AgroTerrorism Crisis!

Agroterrorism? We could just as well have a Chief Gambling Officer to create programs to cope with casinoterrorism. [...]

Mary Jo Kilroy States Position and Non-Position on FISA Amendments Act

Search Representative Mary Jo Kilroy’s House website for references to “jobs,” and you’ll find 54 web pages. Search Rep. Kilroy’s House website for references to “FISA,” and you’ll find nothing. When I asked candidate Kilroy last summer for her position on the FISA Amendments Act, she said she had no position.

That’s odd, considering what [...]

Drip, Drip. Two More Support Commission on Torture & Wiretaps

Representatives Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Jim McDermott of Washington have added their support for H.R. 104, a bill to establish a National Commission on Presidential War Powers and Civil Liberties. The commission would have the power to compel testimony through subpoena at its hearings, and would be tasked with generating a public report of [...]

Drip, Drip. Two More Support Commission on Torture & Wiretaps

Representatives Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Jim McDermott of Washington have added their support for H.R. 104, a bill to establish a National Commission on Presidential War Powers and Civil Liberties. The commission would have the power to compel testimony through subpoena at its hearings, and would be tasked with generating a public report of [...]

LGBT Equality Caucus Expands, Constrains Members to Varying Effect

Since its re-registration as an official Congressional Member Organization of the 111th Congress, the LGBT Equality Caucus has expanded, welcoming additional members Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Steve Israel of New York and Chellie Pingree of Maine. The caucus boasts 79 members now, nearly one out of five members of the House of Representatives. By the [...]

90 Days Without a Response from Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy. How Long is Too Long?

It’s now been 90 days since a letter arrived at the office of my representative in the House, Mary Jo Kilroy. In that letter, I asked for something plain and simple: Rep. Kilroy’s position on the FISA Amendments Act. I’d raised the issue last year in personal conversation with her at a campaign event, and [...]

Mary Jo Kilroy: No Communication on Policy, Prompt Communication on Fundraising

You may recall that starting last year and continuing this spring, I’ve asked you to contact your members of Congress in order to find out their position regarding warrantless surveillance under the FISA Amendments Act and to nudge them toward taking action to reform FISA law. If you haven’t done so already, please read up [...]

1 Page, Bullet Points, Sourced: Provide Your Congressional Candidate with Details Regarding the FISA Amendments Act

Earlier this month, I unsuccessfully attempted to ascertain congressional candidate Mary Jo Kilroy’s position regarding the FISA Amendments Act, the new law permitting unlimited warrantless searches, seizures and surveillance for periods of up to 67 days. Kilroy demurred from providing a specific response, indicating that she wasn’t sufficiently familiar with the details of the FISA [...]

Questioning Mary Jo Kilroy on the FISA Amendments Act

On Sunday August 31, I approached Ohio 15th District congressional candidate Mary Jo Kilroy at a campaign event and with her permission recorded the following conversation about the FISA Amendments Act, a law passed this year that enables wiretaps, searches and seizures without notification or a warrant. Kilroy has no written material on her campaign [...]