Anthony Weiner, Former (D-NY-9th) Rep., Convicted Sex Offender

 

 Anthony David Weiner (born September 4, 1964) is an American former congressman who represented New York’s 9th congressional district from January 1999 until June 2011. He won seven terms as a Democrat, never receiving less than 60% of the vote.

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Arlen Specter (D – PA)

 

  Specter died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, aged 82, on October 14, 2012, at his home in Philadelphia. Funeral arrangements are forthcoming. Statements of condolence were issued by President and Mrs. Obama, Vice President and Mrs. Biden, the Office of the Governor of Pennsylvania, and by many of his colleagues and former opponents in the U.S. Congress, the Pennsylvania legislature, and the city of Philadelphia, among many others. Previously: On May 18, 2010, Specter was defeated by Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania’s Democratic Primary election 54% to 46% (Sestak 564,444 votes to Specter’s 481,566). His senate…

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David Wu (D-OR) Resigns

 

 Wu submitted his official resignation on August 3, 2011 which will prompt a special election to fill the vacancy in advance of the 2012 election.[4] Wu served as the U.S. representative for Oregon’s 1st congressional district from 1999 to 2011.  This after Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) issued statements Sunday night calling for the House ethics committee to look into the conduct of Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) 

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Kathy Hochul (D-NY-26)

 

  Kathleen “Kathy” Courtney Hochul is the Congresswoman-elect from New York’s 26th congressional district. She was the Democratic Party and Working Families Party candidate in the May 24, 2011 special election to fill the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, (NY-26) left vacant by the resignation of Chris Lee. Her opponents were Republican Jane Corwin, independent Jack Davis and Green Ian Murphy. Hochul’s political positions include preserving Medicare and opposing a privatized voucher payment system, raising taxes on those making more than $500,000 per year, and opposing free trade…

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Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY-15th) Censured for Ethics Violations

 

  Currently: The U.S. House of Representatives voted to censure Rangel today (Dec. 2, 2010) for ethics violations and bringing discredit to the House.  Rangel (former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee) was recently found guilty for 11 of 13 ethics charges, including misusing his office to raise money for a public policy center bearing his name and failure to pay taxes on rental income from a Dominican villa.  Read more from USA Today Bio: Charles Bernard “Charlie” Rangel (born June 11, 1930) has been a Democratic member of the…

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James Earl “Jimmy” Carter Jr. Saves Jailed American from North Korea

 

  Recently: Carter returned from North Korea with 31-year-old Aijalon Mahli Gomes who was jailed on suspicion of spying.  Read more… Bio:  James Earl “Jimmy” Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) in Plains, Georgia. As a member of the Democratic Party, Carter served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977-1981.  Carter graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1946.  Following graduation he married Rosalynn Smith.  Carter served as a Naval Officer for seven years before entering the political arena.   He served one term as the…

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