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Washingtons Political WHORES for Israel first

Post#1 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:15 pm

Nothing disgusts me more then the pandering these prostiticians do for the sake of Israels needs first over whats best for Americas interest. Every one of these politicians should be sent home packing. America needs politicians that are ALWAYS pro-America first... Israel be damned.
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Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, May-June 2008, pages 50-52
http://www.wrmea.com/archives/May-June_ ... 05050.html
Election Watch
Pro-Israel PACs Swett It Out in New Hampshire
By Janet McMahon

As part of their continuing campaign to keep John Sununu out of the U.S. Senate—an effort which failed in 2002, when then-Representative Sununu (R-NH) was first elected to “the world’s greatest deliberative body”—pro-Israel PACs bestowed a whopping $44,000 on would-be Democratic opponent Katrina Swett in 2007. In case that name doesn’t ring a bell, Swett is the daughter of the late Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA), who was one of Israel’s most ardent champions in the House. Her husband is former Rep. Dick Swett (D-NH), who, after two terms in the House and an unsuccessful Senate bid, managed to amass a respectable $95,500 in pro-Israel PAC contributions. Will Sununu’s Democratic opponent, former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, who received $72,022 in pro-Israel PAC contributions to oppose Sununu in 2002, find it in herself to rise above the spurn?

Top Ten 2008 and Career Recipients of Pro-Israel PAC Funds
Compiled by Hugh Galford

HOUSE: 2008 CYCLE SENATE: 2008 CYCLE

Berkley, Shelley (D-NV)
$34,700
Levin, Carl (D-MI)
$61,850
Hoyer, Steny (D-MD)
32,500
Swett, Katrina (D-NH)
44,000
Pence, Mike (R-IN)
30,000
Lautenberg, Frank (D-NJ)
39,000
Kirk, Mark (R-IL)
27,000
Pryor, Mark (D-AK)
37,500
Boehner, John (R-OH)
27,000
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
35,500
Cantor, Eric (R-VA)
25,500
Collins, Susan (R-ME)
33,500
Klein, Ron (D-FL)
16,150
Coleman, Norm (R-MN)
31,000
Crowley, Joseph (D-NY)
15,745
Durbin, Richard (D-IL)
29,000
Johnson, Tim (R-IL)
13,000
Reed, Jack (D-RI)
27,500
Bachmann, Michele (R-MN)
13,000
Landrieu, Mary (D-LA)
24,790

House: Career Senate: Career
Berkley, Shelley (D-NV)
283,405
*Levin, Carl (D-MI)
720,737
Engel, Eliot (D-NY)
193,418
*Harkin, Tom (D-IA)
526,950
Hoyer, Steny (D-MD)
171,775
Specter, Arlen (R-PA)
492,973
Obey, David (D-WI)
156,100
*Lautenberg, Frank (D-NJ)
473,078
Kirk, Mark (R-IL)
156,882
*McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
412,685
Cantor, Eric (R-VA)
156,730
Lieberman, Joseph (D-CT)
373,851
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R-FL)
133,490
*Durbin, Richard (D-IL)
359,421
Lowey, Nita (D-NY)
130,738
*Baucus, Max (D-MT)
342,648
Levin, Sander (D-MI)
124,221
Reid, Harry (D-NV)
320,301
Lantos, Tom (D-CA)
123,250
Wyden, Ronald (D-OR)
277,562


*up for re-election
Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2008 Congressional Candidates
State Office Dist. Candidate Party Status 2007
Cont. Career Total Committees
Alabama S Sessions, Jeff* R I 21,500 218,325 AS, B
H 03 Rogers, Michael R I 3,075 13,325 AS, HS
H 04 Aderholt, Robert R I 1,000 15,500 A(HS)
H 06 Bachus, Spencer R I 2,000 14,500
H 07 Davis, Artur D I 1,000 81,067 W
Alaska S Murkowski, Lisa R I 1,000 53,600 FR
S Stevens, Ted* R I 10,000 85,200 A(D, HS), C, HS
Arizona H 05 Mitchell, Harry D I 150 3,150
H 08 Giffords, Gabrielle D I 4,150 11,374 AS, FR
Arkansas S Pryor, Mark* D I 37,500 47,000 AS, C, HS
California H 08 Pelosi, Nancy D I 11,500 96,300 House Speaker
H 10 Tauscher, Ellen D I 10,000 22,000 AS
H 11 McNerney, Jerry D I 6,000 8,000
H 12 Lantos, Tom D N 2,000 123,250 FR
H 24 Gallegly, Elton R I 1,000 47,250 FR, I
H 27 Sherman, Brad D I 1,000 54,930 FR(NE)
H 28 Berman, Howard D I 1,000 68,050 FR(NE)
H 29 Schiff, Adam D I 6,000 54,917 A(FO), I
H 30 Waxman, Henry D I 1,000 37,832 C
H 36 Harman, Jane D I 2,000 99,271 C, HS
H 37 Millender-McDonald, Juanita D N 500 1,500
H 37 Richardson, Laura D I 2,000 2,000
H 43 Baca, Joe D I 1,000 1,000
H 47 Sanchez, Loretta D I 2,000 47,700 AS, HS
Colorado S Allard, Wayne* R I –5,000 55,500 A, B
H 02 Udall, Mark D I 2,500 13,750 AS
H 07 Perlmutter, Edwin D I 150 7,374 HS
Connecticut H 02 Courtney, Joseph D I 3,500 9,500 AS
H 03 DeLauro, Rosa D I 1,000 46,400 A, B


State Office Dist. Candidate Party Status 2007
Cont. Career Total Committees
Delaware S Biden, Joseph Jr.* D I 1,500 102,507 FR
Florida S Nelson, Bill D I –5,000 127,221 AS, B, C, FR, I
S Klein, Bernard D N 5,000 5,000
H 05 Brown-Waite, Virginia R I 2,000 6,300 HS
H 12 Putnam, Adam R I 1,000 7,500
H 16 Mahoney, Tim D I 4,000 6,000
H 17 Meek, Carrie D N 2,500 9,500
H 17 Meek, Kendrick D I 500 16,500 AS, W
H 18 Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana R I 7,500 133,490 FR
H 19 Wexler, Robert D I 7,000 20,750 FR(NE)
H 20 Wasserman Schultz, Debbie D I 4,500 16,000 A
H 21 Diaz-Balart, Lincoln R I 2,500 21,000
H 22 Klein, Ron D I 16,150 26,374 FR(NE)
H 23 Hastings, Alcee D I 5,000 54,350 I
H 25 Diaz-Balart, Mario R I 500 11,000 B
Georgia S Chambliss, Saxby* R I 1,000 28,500 AS, I
H 04 Johnson, Henry Jr. D I 1,000 30,200 AS
H 04 Coyne, John III D N 2,000 2,000
H 07 Linder, John R I 500 20,650 W
H 12 Barrow, John D I 3,250 34,574 C
Illinois S Durbin, Richard* D I 29,000 359,421 A(D, FO)
H 05 Emanuel, Rahm D I 3,500 22,500 W
H 06 Roskam, Peter R I 2,000 4,750
H 08 Bean, Melissa L. D I 5,250 43,529
H 08 Greenberg, Steven R C 5,000 5,000
H 09 Schakowsky, Janice D I 1,000 22,250 C, I
H 10 Kirk, Mark R I 27,000 156,882 A(FO)
H 11 Weller, Gerald R I 500 37,650 W
H 15 Johnson, Tim R I 13,000 23,500
H 17 Hare, Philip D I 1,000 6,650
Indiana H 02 Donnelly, Joseph D I 1,000 5,000
H 03 Souder, Mark E. R I 2,500 3,500 HS
H 05 Burton, Dan R I 7,000 94,000 FR
H 06 Pence, Mike R I 30,000 55,250 FR(NE)
H 08 Ellsworth, Brad D I 2,000 53,250 AS
H 09 Hill, Baron D I 3,500 28,465 C
Iowa S Harkin, Tom* D I 6,000 526,950 A(D, FO)
H 02 Loebsack, David D I 2,000 2,000 AS
Kansas S Brownback, Sam R I 500 103,850 A(FO)
S Roberts, Pat* R I 22,500 22,500
H 02 Boyda, Nancy D I 2,150 2,150 AS
Kentucky S McConnell, Mitch* R I 35,500 412,685 A(D, FO)
Louisiana S Landrieu, Mary* D I 24,790 155,179 A (HS, FO), HS
S Vitter, David R I 2,500 38,000 C, FR
H 03 Melancon, Charlie D I 2,000 29,100 C
H 05 Alexander, Rodney R I 2,500 11,000 A, B
Maine S Collins, Susan* R I 33,500 89,000 AS, HS
Maryland S Cardin, Benjamin D I –1,000 92,015 B, FR(NE)
H 05 Hoyer, Steny D I 32,500 171,775 House Majority Leader
H 07 Cummings, Elijah D I 2,000 20,500 AS
Massachusetts S Kennedy, Edward D I 1,000 100,120 AS
S Kerry, John* D I 9,000 20,252 C, FR(NE)
Michigan S Levin, Carl* D I 61,850 720,737 AS, HS
H 11 McCotter, Thaddeus R I 1,000 11,500 FR
H 12 Levin, Sander D I 1,994 124,221 W
Minnesota S Coleman, Norm* R I 31,000 71,980 FR(NE), HS
S Klobuchar, Amy D I –5,000 32,835 C
H 06 Bachmann, Michele R I 13,000 16,500
Missouri S Bond, Christopher R I 1,000 166,700 A(D, FO), I
S McCaskill, Claire D I 5,000 19,335 AS, C, HS
H 04 Skelton, Ike D I 7,000 78,450 AS
Montana S Baucus, Max* D I 15,000 342,648
Nevada H 01 Berkley, Shelley D I 34,700 283,405 W
H 03 Porter, Jon R I 4,000 5,000 B, W


State Office Dist. Candidate Party Status 2007 Cont. Career Total Committees
New Hampshire S Swett, Katrina* D N 44,000 44,000 B, W
H 01 Shea-Porter, Carol D I 2,000 2,000 AS
H 02 Hodes, Paul D I 8,000 10,600
New Jersey S Lautenberg, Frank* D I 39,000 473,078 A(HS), B, C
S Menendez, Robert D I –1,000 130,818 B, FR
H 01 Andrews, Robert D I 7,500 55,750 AS, B
H 02 LoBiondo, Frank R I 4,000 15,250 AS
H 03 Adler, John D O 1,000 1,000
H 03 Saxton, James R N 1,000 74,900 AS
H 07 Ferguson, Michael R I 1,000 11,000 C
H 09 Rothman, Steven D I 3,000 68,503 A(D, FO)
H 10 Payne, Donald D I 1,500 23,250 FR
New Mexico S Domenici, Pete* R N 1,000 51,600 A(D, HS), B, HS
H 03 Udall, Tom D I 2,500 6,500 A
New York H 02 Israel, Steve D I 1,000 29,100 A(FO)
H 06 Meeks, Gregory D I 5,000 5,500 FR
H 07 Crowley, Joseph D I 15,745 91,902 FR, W
H 09 Weiner, Anthony D I 1,000 23,050 C
H 15 Rangel, Charles D I 7,000 23,500 W
H 17 Engel, Eliot D I 11,000 193,418 C, FR(NE)
H 18 Lowey, Nita D I 12,000 130,738 A(FO), HS
H 19 Hall, John D I 3,000 3,000
H 20 Gillibrand, Kirsten D I 5,250 9,250 AS
H 24 Arcuri, Michael D I 2,150 8,150
H 26 Reynolds, Thomas R I 1,000 10,000 W
North Carolina H 10 McHenry, Patrick R I 3,000 31,000 B
H 11 Shuler, Joseph Heath D I 3,250 6,250
North Dakota S Conrad, Kent D I 1,000 270,539 B
Ohio S Brown, Sherrod D I 0 63,750
H 01 Chabot, Steve R I 1,000 13,500 FR(NE)
H 02 Schmidt, Jeannette R I 1,500 1,500
H 08 Boehner, John R I 27,000 51,500 House MLeader
H 18 Space, Zachary D I 3,150 10,150
Oklahoma S Inhofe, James* R I 13,000 102,800 AS
Oregon S Smith, Gordon* R I 23,000 91,089 C
Pennsylvania S Specter, Arlen R I 3,000 492,973 A(D, FO, HS)
H 04 Altmire, Jason D I 5,250 7,250
H 07 Sestak, Joseph D I 3,150 12,150 AS
H 08 Murphy, Patrick D I 6,000 10,250 AS, I
H 13 Schwartz, Allyson D I 5,500 35,650 B, W
Rhode Island S Reed, Jack* D I 27,500 134,850 A(FO), AS
H 02 Langevin, James D I 3,000 20,000 HS, I
South Carolina S Graham, Lindsey* R I 19,000 36,500 AS, B
H 06 Clyburn, James D I 3,500 8,100 House M Whip
South Dakota S Thune, John R I 1,000 13,230 AS, C
Tennessee H 03 Wamp, Zach R I 1,000 5,000 A
H 06 Gordon, Bart D I 2,000 60,900 C
H 09 Cohen, Steve D I 4,000 7,000
Texas S Cornyn, John* R I 13,500 29,980 AS, B
H 17 Edwards, Chet D I 2,000 66,200 A(HS), B
H 22 Lampson, Nicholas D I 1,000 35,506
H 23 Rodriguez, Ciro D I 2,000 6,000 A(HS)
H 28 Cuellar, Henry D I 1,000 3,500 HS
Virginia S Warner, Mark D O 2,000 2,000
H 07 Cantor, Eric R I 25,500 156,730 W
H 10 Wolf, Frank R I 11,500 69,500 A(FO)
H 11 Davis, Thomas III R N 1,000 18,000 HS
Washington H 02 Larsen, Rick D I 1,000 18,500 AS
H 06 Dicks, Norman D I 1,000 27,850 A(D), HS
H 08 Reichert, Dave R I 2,000 4,500 HS
West Virginia S Rockefeller, John IV* D I 16,500 229,700 C, I
Wisconsin H 07 Obey, David D I 6,000 158,100 A
H 08 Kagen, Steven D I 4,000 9,000
P Kerry, John 14,000 20,252
TOTAL for 2007-2008 Election Cycle 1,107,604
TOTAL 1978-2008 Funds to Congressional Candidates 45,530,258
TOTAL No. of Recipient Candidates, 1978-2008 2,065

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Congressmen Denoncing U.N. Inquiry Receive Handsome Donation

Post#2 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:01 pm

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2009/11 ... inqui.html

Domestic policies such as health care reform and financial regulation are dominating Congress’ legislative agenda this year.

But on Wednesday, the House of Representatives approved a non-binding measure denouncing a United Nations inquiry that found that Israel committed scores of war crimes in its three-week assault last year in Gaza. More than 1,300 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli attack, many of whom were civilians, according to Amnesty International. Headed by South African jurist Richard Goldstone, the inquiry also accused Hamas of war crimes and said both sides should investigate the allegations or face international prosecution.

In voting for the measure, the House dismissed the Goldstone report as “irredeemably biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy.” It also called on the Obama administration to “strongly and unequivocally oppose” discussion of the report’s findings in any international setting.

The resolution passed 344-46.

The members of the House who voted in favor of the resolution have received $51,260 more on average from pro-Israel organizations ($81,020 versus $29,770) since 1989 than those who opposed it, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics has found. Those who opposed the measure have collected $15,760 more, on average, from pro-Arab groups in that time than those who supported the bill ($16,360 versus $600).

Here’s the money breakdown, by party:
Party Vote Count Pro Israel 1989-2010 Avg Pro Israel 1989-2010 Pro Arab 1989-2010 Avg Pro Arab 1989-2010
Dems No 33 $509,540 $15,441 $229,570 $6,957
Repubs No 3 $42,977 $14,326 $28,200 $9,400
Dems Yes 179 $9,494,597 $53,042 $50,700 $283
Repubs Yes 165 $4,617,003 $27,982 $51,984 $315



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Campaign contributions aren’t the only way these groups are trying to get their voices heard on Capitol Hill.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, pro-Arab organizations have spent $70,000 on lobbying efforts since 1998, while pro-Israel groups have spent $5.8 million within the same period. Excluding trips within the United States, members of Congress travel most frequently to Israel.

These trips are usually paid for by pro-Israel groups, according to Legistorm.org.

Lawmakers made 845 trips to Israel since 2000, to the tune of $6 million.

Compare that to some of the Arab countries. Members made 171 trips to Morocco for a total cost of $714,250 and 145 trips to Egypt with a cost of $593,900. The U.N. General Assembly was expected to take up the Goldstone report today.

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