Rep. Jack Kingston
- Homepage: http://www.house.gov/kingston/
January 2011: 'Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) told the Associated Press that Dupnik's efforts to link the actions of a potentially deranged gunman to politics was "irresponsible."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/10/AR2011011007276.html
June 2010: 'Transferring federally protected land is, of course, no easy matter. Representative Jack Kingston, a Republican who represents the area, has been generally supportive of the trust’s efforts but has tried to caution its members on the political difficulties. “Environmental advocates can be formidable adversaries,” he wrote in a May 25 letter to the trust.'http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/01/us/01harris.html
July 2009: 'The amendment, offered by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), would prohibit the city from using federal funds to distribute needles for the "injection of illegal drugs . . . within 1,000 feet of a public or private day care center, elementary school, vocational school, secondary school, college, junior college, university, public swimming pool, park, playground, video arcade or youth center."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/16/AR2009071603562.html
October 2007: In fact, Representative Jack Kingston, Republican of Georgia, has prepared a resolution praising Mr. Limbaugh should Democrats proceed with what he said was an unwarranted attack on a private citizen. “He is a talk show host,” Mr. Kingston said. “He has a right to speak out and say what he thinks.”http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/03/washington/03memo.html
November 2003: "In response to studies that have shown that Democrats outnumber Republicans on university faculties, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) last month introduced a resolution urging universities to adopt an "Academic Bill of Rights" under which professors would teach opposing views and grade students without regard to their political views."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8766-2003Nov23.html
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jan 11, 2011 Tucson shootings don't quell debate over political rhetoric
QUOTE: Across the ideological spectrum, officials and activists agreed after Saturday's Tucson killings that it was time to soften the harsh edges of America's raucous national dialogue. But by Monday, a bitter debate had erupted over how to do it - and on whose terms.
Washington Post Jun 30, 2010 Black Landowners Fight to Reclaim Georgia Home
QUOTE: n 1942, Harris Neck, a thriving community of black landowners who hunted, farmed and gathered oysters, was taken by the federal government to build an airstrip. Now, the elders — who remember barefoot childhoods spent climbing trees and waking to watch the Canada geese depart in formation — want to know why they cannot have it back.
New York Times Jul 16, 2009 Amendment on Needle Exchange Program Worries AIDS Activists
QUOTE: AIDS activists are concerned that a proposed amendment to the District's federal appropriation for 2010 would drastically reduce public funding for needle exchange programs and take away a weapon in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Washington Post Oct 03, 2007 Limbaugh Latest Target in War of Condemnation
QUOTE: After the liberal media watchdog organization Media Matters sounded the alarm about his comments, Mr. Limbaugh said on subsequent shows that he was talking about only one discredited man who claimed to be a wounded veteran. “I was not talking about antiwar, active duty troops,” he insisted.
New York Times Jan 20, 2007 Senate Supports Transparency in Tariff Breaks: Rule Would Force Lawmakers to Justify Import-Tax Exemptions and List Businesses That Benefit
QUOTE: As part of a broad ethics overhaul, the Senate voted 96 to 2 on Thursday to require lawmakers to publicly disclose details about tariff suspensions, which allow individual companies to escape paying import taxes on a range of products brought into the United States. The legislation would brand the tariff measures as a type of congressional earmark and would require the same disclosures now mandated for earmarks. Under the new Senate rules, legislators would be required to disclose when they add a tariff suspension to a larger bill.
Washington Post Jan 09, 2007 House Votes To Tighten Rules on Tariff Breaks: Measures Often Benefit Big Foreign-Based Firms
QUOTE: The House overwhelmingly approved a bill that, for the first time, officially equates tariff suspensions with a better-known variety of legislative pork, the congressional earmark. The new rules require public disclosure of each measure's sponsor, purpose and cost whenever lawmakers slip one into legislation.
Washington Post Jun 19, 2006 Illegal Hiring Is Rarely Penalized: Politics, 9/11 Cited in Lax Enforcement
QUOTE: The Bush administration, which is vowing to crack down on U.S. companies that hire illegal workers, virtually abandoned such employer sanctions before it began pushing to overhaul U.S. immigration laws last year, government statistics show.
Washington Post Nov 24, 2003 Student Group Lists Professors It Considers Too Politicized: Texas Conservative Organization Claims Fair Notice; Opponents Fear Academic Censorship
QUOTE: The list...criticizes 10 professors...for using their classrooms to promote personal agendas and "indoctrinate" students. Kinghorn insists the list is a tool for students to make informed course choices. Critics call it a blacklist whose goal is to intimidate liberal professors and cramp academic freedom.
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