Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 31, 2010 - War on Women News - Responsible for Equality And Liberty

 Arizona - Noor Almaleki "Honor Killing": Honor Thy Father: A Muslim man in Phoenix "honor killed" his Americanized daughter
-- Riverfront Times: "The writer obtained unreleased police records for this story. The narrative also is based on interviews, court documents and Internet comments."

Pakistan: 25 Hindu girls abducted every month; forcibly converted to Islam

Pakistan: 12-Year Old Hindu Girl Abducted, Missing Since December - Nandini; Members of Court Suggested Minor Should Marry Rapist and Convert to Islam

Pakistan: Police turn blind eye to rampant kidnapping and rape of Hindu girls in Pak's Sindh province

UAE: Brave Saudi housewife set to win Arabic X Factor after blistering attack on hardline Muslim clerics on live TV
-- Hissa Hilal

Norway: Preacher defends husband's right to beat wife
-- "Several hundred young Muslims were in attendance when the Chinese Muslim preacher Husain Yee defended the right of Muslim men to beat their wives at a Muslim conference this past weekend."

Iraq: Four sentenced to death over Du'a Khalil Aswad honor killing
-- KurdNet reports: "On the 7th of April 2007 Du'a Khalil Aswad was brutally stoned to death in front of 2000 men, the killers included her uncle and some of her closest relatives in the Town of Bashiqa. The crime was a so-called ‘honour’ killing; the event outraged the world,www.ekurd.netas the perpetrators filmed the carnage on their mobile phones, which footage found its way onto the internet, where the world could see the murderous delight of the crowd and the cooperation of security forces."

India: Now honour killing stunned Punjab, couple shot dead in full public view -- Hindu

New York: Fear of Retribution Thwarts Justice for Fumi Bradley

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March 31, 2010 - Newslinks

(Pakistan/U.S.) Trial of 5 American Muslims begin in Pakistan
-- Ramy Zamzam, Waqar Hussain Khan, Ahmed Abdullah Minni, Iman Hasan Yemer, and Omar Farooq
-- Times of India: district police chief Usman Anwar "said they were not happy over the US government's policies in the Muslim world, especially in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine"
-- "'They used to post their feelings in this regard on Youtube and also developed a contact with an Arab Muslim named Qari Saifullah, believed to an Al Qaeda operative in Pakistan,' Anwar said."
-- "Anwar said Saifullah had gone to the US and met the youths in Virginia and assured them that he would help them fulfil their desire to join the jehad against US forces."
-- January 4, 2010: Ramy Zamzam (DC Howard University student): "We are not terrorists. We are jihadists, and jihad is not terrorism"

Pakistan military: David Headley not connected to ISI, army
-- Times of India: a "media report had contended that Headley had named three serving and one retired officers of the Pakistan Army and ISI who were allegedly involved in the Mumbai attacks"

Pakistani general: Al Qaida-Taliban haven to be cleared by June - Maj. Gen. Tariq Khan

Pakistan: Explosion in N.Pakistan wounds 10

Afghanistan: Bicycle Afghanistan: Bomb attack 'kills at least 17 in Helmand
-- Bomb attack kills 13 in crowded Afghan market

Afghanistan Has World Lead in Hashish Production, UN Reports

India: 4 militants, 3 Indian soldiers killed in gunbattle in Jammu-Kashmir
-- Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT)

India - Mumbai Attacks Trial: Trial of Pakistani Gunman Captured In Mumbai Terror Attacks Concludes --
-- Mohammed Ajmal Kasab

Bangladesh: Militant outfits in Bangladesh

UK: Event at London Mosque Calls for Third Intifada
-- Standpoint: "Two Arabic media portals, Al Jazeera and the Palestinian News Network (PNN), have reported that on Sunday 21 March, the London Central Mosque (aka Regent's Park Mosque) held an event where leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood called for continued support for the Palestinian resistance efforts to ‘free' the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem."

(U.S.) Federal Judge Finds N.S.A. Wiretapping Program Illegal
-- "Al Haramain, a now-defunct Islamic charity in Oregon"

(U.S.) Several of the Hutaree Militia Members Entered Not Guilty Pleas
-- Prosecutor: Agent infiltrated Christian militia
-- Prosecutor: 46 guns in militia suspect's Indiana home
-- Hutaree militia member charged weeks after getting hitched
-- For Hutaree, Web rumor stoked anger at Obama
-- Militias on the rise
-- Hutaree: Why is the Midwest a hotbed of militia activity?

Iran: Six powers united on Iran sanctions talks: Clinton
-- China Agrees to Seek Iran Sanctions, Officials Say

Lebanon: Hezbollah leader says group members were summoned for questioning in Hariri's case

Israel: Two missiles target S. Israel

Hamas reveals Friday attack video
-- Hamas video shows border clash that claimed lives of two IDF soldiers

Syria: Omar bin Laden speaks out

Nigeria: Federal Govt Charges January Jos Violence Suspects with Terrorism

Nigeria: A Nigeria 'Taliban' leader tells of a desire to fight the U.S.
-- LA Times: "The rebel group in Nigeria's Muslim north engaged in deadly clashes with security forces last year. It has gone underground and wants to shift its focus away from domestic targets, one of its leaders",0,4426738.story

Somalia: MP backs protests against al-Shabab

Russia: Chechen Militant Claims Responsibility for Moscow Bombings
-- Chechen rebel Doku Umarov claims responsibility for Moscow blasts

Russia: Update - Suicide Bombers Strike Again In Russia, Killing At Least 12

Russia Seeks to Eliminate North Caucasus Terrorists

Canada: Case against alleged al-Qaida agent should be stayed: Lawyer
-- January 19, 2010: Mohamed Harkat was 'active jihadist,' court told

(Thailand) Defense volunteer killed in Pattani
-- Arson at Pattani health station

(Thailand) Village chief shot dead at Yala wedding

Save Women Now:

Arizona - Noor Almaleki "Honor Killing": Honor Thy Father: A Muslim man in Phoenix "honor killed" his Americanized daughter
-- Riverfront Times: "The writer obtained unreleased police records for this story. The narrative also is based on interviews, court documents and Internet comments."

Pakistan: 25 Hindu girls abducted every month; forcibly converted to Islam

Pakistan: 12-Year Old Hindu Girl Abducted, Missing Since December - Nandini; Members of Court Suggested Minor Should Marry Rapist and Convert to Islam

Pakistan: Police turn blind eye to rampant kidnapping and rape of Hindu girls in Pak's Sindh province

UAE: Brave Saudi housewife set to win Arabic X Factor after blistering attack on hardline Muslim clerics on live TV
-- Hissa Hilal

Norway: Preacher defends husband's right to beat wife
-- "Several hundred young Muslims were in attendance when the Chinese Muslim preacher Husain Yee defended the right of Muslim men to beat their wives at a Muslim conference this past weekend."

New York: Fear of Retribution Thwarts Justice for Fumi Bradley

Other News:

(U.S./Nigeria) Members of the International Religious Freedom Caucus Have Called on the Nigerian Government to 'Ensure Justice and Religious Freedom'

(U.S./Sudan) Washington DC: "In Darfur" play at Theater J in Washington D.C.

(U.S./Sudan) Washington DC: Mohamed Yahya Speaks on Darfur, Sudan at Lincoln Memorial,_Sudan_at_Lincoln_Memorial.html,_Sudan_at_Lincoln_Memorial.html

(U.S.) Washington DC: R.E.A.L. March 28 Lincoln Memorial Event on Human Rights Draws Public Support

(Iran) Reverend Wilson was conditionally freed from jail after posting bail

(Morocco) Colorado Christian couple deported from Morocco

Belgium moves to become first European country to ban the burka

Turkey: "Muslim scholars issue fatwa... on jihad"

UK: George Galloway ignores East End politicians' anti-IFE boycott of anti-Muslim hate debate

UK: Bradford leaders speak out in favor of report on deradicalization

UK: Labour's libel law reforms to include new 'public interest' defense for journalists

Pakistan: Easter in Pakistan where an "unshakable" faith is stronger than fear

Against Totalitarianism News:

Communist China: Christian Petitioner Shen Peilan Kidnapped Again

Communist China: Google Pulling Out of China: Timeline

Communist China: Report: Yahoo e-mail accounts hacked in China

Communist North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Il to make surprise trip to China

Communist North Korea expected to resume nuclear talks

Against Racial Supremacism News:

(U.S.) Counting 'Confederates': Once More, Kirk Lyons Tilts at Census Windmills


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Israel's Rebirth 'A Boring Story' To U.S. Jews

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Israel's Rebirth 'A Boring Story' To U.S. Jews

An Interview with American Zionist Hero Dr. David Gutmann

by Phyllis Chesler

The Jewish Press

March 29, 2010

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In 1947-1948 I lived in Boro Park where, against parental and rabbinic advice, I joined a Zionist group. By 1950 I was packing machine-gun parts for Israel in a home not far from the Young Israel. But what I did as a child does not compare to what my friend and colleague David Gutmann did for love of Zion at that very time on the dangerous open seas.

Dr. Gutmann was a 21-year-old Jewish-American volunteer sailor for Aliyah Bet, the name given to "illegal" Jewish immigration into British-controlled Palestine (1934-1948). Hundreds of boats tried to run the British blockade. One was stranded on the Danube and its passengers later sent back to Vienna and executed, another boat was bombed by the Soviets.

Once Hitler was defeated, British disdain for Jews quickly became visible. Some Jews made it, many (more than 1,600) drowned, and most were captured and imprisoned on Cyprus. The British actually sent some boats right back to Europe, to Germany, as was the case with the SS Exodus. This public relations fiasco backfired; my friend Ruth Gruber's on-board photo of the SS Exodus made the cover of Life magazine.

The Jewish Press recently met with Dr. Gutmann. Although he is no longer young, he is a large and sturdy man, a solid presence. He is also very witty. His generation of heroes is mainly gone but he is still here.

The Jewish Press: How did you become a sailor?

Dr. Gutmann: I served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II.

The ship manifests list you as serving on two ships, the Paducah-Geulah and the Ben Hecht. Were they the same kind of boat? Who served with you?

I served first on the Hecht, after that on the Geulah. I was an engine room oiler on the Hecht, a second engineer on the Geulah. The Hecht was purchased and run by the Irgun. She was a German-built twin-diesel luxury yacht originally named Abril (April). She sailed for the U.S. Navy on anti-sub patrol during World War II.

After the Brits left Palestine, the Hecht/Abril became part of the Israeli navy and was used to launch frogmen against Egyptian naval craft off Gaza. Last I heard, she was running tourists between Naples and Capri.

The Hecht/Abril's crew was a mix of Jews and non-Jews, kids and veteran seamen, crazies and idealists . We ended up in Acco (Acre).

The Geulah was purchased and run by the Haganah. A twin-screw steamship built around 1905, she served during World War II as, I believe, a gunnery-training vessel on the Great Lakes. She was scrapped in Naples in '49. The Geulah's crew was more decorous than the Hecht's complement. A mix of veteran sailors (Jews and non-Jews), and Zionistic college kids.

We also had a few exiled Spanish loyalist sailors and our second mate was Don Miguel Boeza, who had been high admiral of the loyalist navy. Our captain was Rudy Patzert, an old commie married to a Jew. He wrote a book about the voyage - Running the Palestine Blockade. Our Haganah commander was Moka Limon, a legendary hero of Aliyah Bet who later became admiral of Israel's navy. He was the guy who pulled off the legendary "boats of Bordeaux" operation. We all ended up in the Cyprus prison camps.

Would you consider writing a memoir?

Depends on the kind of memoir. I wouldn't want to deal with the whole operation - too much I don't know. Perhaps something more personal and anecdotal. I've got a few good stories.

Are Jews still eager to hear your stories?

Despite the fact that I'm willing to speak without honoraria, even during 2008 - Israel's 60th anniversary year - the response from heads of congregations was at best tepid. And since then, perhaps one in three rabbis show interest. Some who showed initial interest never followed up. Nowadays, they might suggest 10-minute gigs at men's club breakfast meetings.

Why the disinterest?

Rahm Emanuel reportedly said, "I've had it with Israel." I think a lot of Jews now feel that way. They're tired of worrying about Israel, unendingly, from crisis to crisis . The Palestinians are the heroes of our victim-adoring age; accordingly, many liberal Jews have come to believe the Palestinian "Nakba" revision, the lies that turned a miracle into another Jewish blood libel.

But whatever their politics, modern Jews have little sense of history. I speak about the '48 war, and the lies about it that are now believed by too many Jews. For most U.S. Jews, the '48 war is an old and perhaps boring story. They saw "Exodus"; they don't want to see it again. They don't realize that history is the present, and that [post-Zionist] revisionist history is central to the attack on contemporary Israel. It is one of the manifold attempts to bring it down, first morally and then physically.

Did you stay in touch with others from Aliyah Bet?

Yes. I was one of the founders of the now defunct American Veterans of Israel organization. I held office and attended their reunions in Israel and the States. But that was then. Most of us are dead now, and I haven't had a drink with an old shipmate in years.

Bob Levitan, our captain, participated indirectly in the breakout from Acco. With his Leica, he took ID-type photos of all the Irgun and Lehi prisoners, and these were later used in the phony ID cards issued to them prior to their escape.

What similarities, if any, do you see between American Jewish attitudes in the 1930s and 1940s and today?

In the 1930s and '40s, American Jews sanctified FDR. Now they are equally loyal to Obama. Despite their growing awareness of the Holocaust, during World War II American Jews for the most part stayed silent - very few mass protests and very little covert action. "FDR will save the Jews."

My fear is that too many contemporary Jews are preparing to repeat this pattern. They will not embarrass the great and good Obama with their selfish concerns for what they view as a victimizing country - Israel - that no longer deserves their loyalty. Too many will follow Obama's lead and stay silent while Israel is weakened or even destroyed.

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ACT! for America Adds

The Secure Visas Act of 2010

to Its List of

“High Priority Legislative Proposals”

We want to stop future “Underwear Bombers”

from flying into the U.S.

By Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations

After 9/11, and in response to the fact that several of the 9/11 terrorists had obtained U.S. visas, Congress created the Visa Security Program (VSP) to increase the security of the visa process at U.S. embassies and consulates.

Today, Visa Security Units (VSU) are operating in several foreign cities, such as Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Islamabad, Pakistan. At these posts, 100 percent of visa applicants receive additional screening.

Unfortunately, the Obama administration does not appear to see the importance of increased visa screening—even though the “Underwear Bomber” had a U.S. visa. Incredibly, there is no visa security presence in high risk locations such as London, Yemen, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, or Nigeria.

How does all of this affect U.S. security? At posts without a Visa Security Unit less than 2% out of 5.8 million applications receive additional screening. That’s a lot of potential terrorists missed!

Representative Lamar Smith (TX-21) and Senator John Cornyn (TX) recently introduced legislation to improve the security of our nation’s visa issuing process. The Secure Visas Act of 2010 (H.R. 4758 in the House and S. 2944 in the Senate) mandates not only that the Department of Homeland Security maintain U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Visa Security Units (VSU) at the 14 consular posts that already have them, but that such units are created at the 16 other posts that have been designated by ICE as “highest risk.”

ACT! for America has added both of these important proposals to our list of “High Priority” legislation—legislative initiatives that we feel will help protect our nation and its citizens against the many threats of radical Islam.

We hope you will become familiar with the Secure Visas Act of 2010
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Exclusive: Highly Decorated Army Surgeon Refuses All Military Orders Until Obama Proves He Is a Natural Born Citizen

Margaret Hemenway

President Obama should release his original birth certificate to put an end to relentless speculation and settle this issue for once and for all.

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Exclusive: Nuclear Terrorism: Our Foes Eying ‘A View to a Kill' (Part Six of Ten)

Peter Huessy

To stop Iran's march toward nuclear weapons either requires crippling economic measures or regime change. Are we up to the task?


Frank Gaffney, Jr.

The so-called "New START" accord will contribute primarily to the denuclearization of the United States and to making the world a more dangerous place.


CIA: Gitmo officers endangered by ACLU-backed program
Video: Lawmaker Wants English Requirement for Driving Test
Video: Father of fallen Marine forced to pay court costs of those that picketed his funeral
Video: The Media's Public Enemy No. 1: Critics of HealthCare Law
Video: Iran Nuclear Scientist Defects to U.S. in CIA ‘Intelligence Coup'
Audio: Mark Levin Interviews Bill Bennett
Video: Dana Loesch fights back as Chris Matthews paints the Tea Party as racists
Video: Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe thanks his supporters.

Exclusive: Leading Islamic Organization in Indonesia Sanctions Pedophilia

Paul Williams, PhD

They can get married at any age, even girls who haven't started menstruating," he announced. "And they can have intimate relationships and intercourse, as long as they are able."

Taking Terrorism Seriously

Alan Caruba

I keep wondering when the world is going to begin to take Islamic terrorism seriously.

The Immigration Jihad

Daniel Greenfield

Even as European countries can't help but notice that they are destroying themselves through Muslim immigration, still the process continues. Is it too late to stem the tide?

Exclusive: Middle East Chess

Leslie Sacks

Does anything really run smoothly in the Middle East, apart from the invention and dissemination of Israel-hatred?

Dopey Conservatives for Dope

Cliff Kincaid

Rather than legalization, the obvious answer is border control, including the building of a fence across the southern border of the U.S., and the eradication of the gangs and their crops in the U.S.

Caption Contest: Top Entries - March 31

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  1. **New** terrorist suicide blasts kill 12 in southern Russia
  2. Border Murder Highlights Failure To Secure Our Borders (KEN BLACKWELL AND KEN KLUKOWSKI)
  3. White House demands deadline for Iran
  4. White House Ignores Senate Republicans, Uses Recess Appointment to Place Embattled Union Lawyer Craig Becker on NLRB
  5. Chilling images of dead 'black widow' Moscow bombers...
  6. Canada tells Clinton troops are leaving
  7. Putin: Bombing masterminds will be caught
  8. Administration Rules Out Death Penalty for Illegal Aliens (MS 13 gang members) Charged With Murder in Washington Suburb
  9. Health Reform Law to Spawn More Tax Men?
  10. Illegal Immigrant Suspected in Murder of Arizona Rancher
  11. South Korea military put on alert after ship blast
  12. Pirate attacks return to record levels
  13. Pakistan alleges Afghans are releasing Taliban fighters
  14. O'Reilly Pays Legal Bill for Fallen Marine's Father
  15. Muslim leaders ‘failing to tackle extremists'
  16. 'Soviet-Style' Takeover of Student Loans (NR0)
  17. The Threat We Face (FRONT PAGE)
  18. Tea partiers embrace liberty not big government (MICHAEL BARONE)
  19. Defending Against Enemies Domestic (IBD)
  20. After the health care juggernaut, don't assume that amnesty or any other liberal policy initiative is off the table. (SPECTATOR)
  21. A deepening crisis between U.S., Israel (JOHN R. BOLTON)

Eye On Iran: CIA: Iran Capable of Producing Nukes

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Top Stories

"Iran is poised to begin producing nuclear weapons
after its uranium program expansion in 2009, even though it has had problems
with thousands of its centrifuges, according to a newly released CIA report. 'Iran continues to develop a range of
capabilities that could be applied to producing nuclear weapons, if a decision
is made to do so,' the annual report to Congress states."

NYT: "President Obama predicted on Tuesday that he would
be able to persuade the United Nations to 'move forcefully' against Iran with
new sanctions within weeks, not months, as he turned up the pressure on Tehran
to back off its nuclear program."

Reuters: "An Iranian nuclear scientist who has been
missing since June has defected to the United States and is helping the CIA,
ABC news reported on Tuesday."

Iran Disclosure Project

Nuclear Program

"Top diplomats from the world's leading economies say
Iran's recent actions deepen the serious doubts about whether its nuclear program
is intended to be peaceful. Closing a
conference of foreign ministers from the Group of Eight main industrialized
nations on Tuesday, Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon urged Iran in the
strongest possible terms that it must fully cooperate with the International
Atomic Energy Agency and comply with UN regulations."

Radio Farda: "Iran's official media has said the
country's chief nuclear negotiator will visit China on April 1 to 'discuss the
nuclear issue' with high-ranking Chinese officials. Said Jalili's visit will come after the
foreign ministers of the Group of Eight major industrial economies called for
greater pressure on Iran to halt its uranium-enrichment program."

ABC News: "When pressed, however, the president said, 'we
think we can get sanctions within weeks.'
Why does the president seem so confident? 'We've been working the
Chinese pretty hard,' a senior administration official told ABC News this

Domestic Politics

Radio Farda:
"Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is
one of the most powerful men in Iran. As
such, he is usually highly visible in his official functions, which include
periodically leading Friday prayers at Tehran's mosque -- an event broadcast
nationally on state TV. But amid the
street protests since Iran's disputed presidential election in June, Rafsanjani
has all but vanished from the television screen."

Radio Farda: "Iran's Green Movement and the postelection
crisis have revitalized the Iranian opposition abroad. But the new influx of
members and ideas -- supporters range from liberal-minded democrats to
monarchists to communists -- has also revealed deep divisions about the
movement's ideology and tactics. Diversity has been critical to the
opposition's rapid growth; but with no strong leadership and no clear program,
it could also prove to be its Achilles' heel."

Foreign Affairs

"Ayad Allawi, leader of the bloc that won the most
seats in Iraq's parliamentary election, lashed out at Iran on Tuesday, accusing
Tehran of interfering in the battle to form a new government in Baghdad."


"As Iran's regime continues to stir world concerns,
films about Iranian history take on added interest. Director Shirin Neshat was
born in Iran, but her controversial photographs and experimental videos have
made it impossible for her to return; she now lives in New York. Neshat's first
feature, 'Women Without Men,' looks back at the crucial moment in 1953 when
democratically elected President Mohammed Mossadegh was overthrown in a coup
engineered by England and the U.S."


Mark Wallace in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: "But
government action alone has proven incapable of checking Iran's leaders. That's
why the private sector has a vital role to play. By severing economic ties with
Iran, Western companies can reinforce the international community's efforts to
stop Iran's nuclear weapons program. And by insisting that companies fully
disclose their interests in the Islamic Republic, investors can hold firms
accountable for their dealings."

Bilal Saab in Foreign Policy: "The truth about Iran is
that we haven't got a clue how the Islamic Republic would respond to an attack."

Danielle Pletka in WSJ: "Has the U.S. abandoned plans to
target the Iranian regime's access to banking and credit and to isolate Iranian
air and shipping transport? While recent reports to that effect have been
strenuously denied by the administration, it has become clear that Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton's promise of 'crippling sanctions' and President Barack
Obama's 'aggressive' penalties are little more than talk. The administration
simply cannot persuade a critical mass of nations to join with it."

News Analysis

CS Monitor Q&A: "As a debate over Iran nuclear
sanctions take front stage at the G8 meeting in Quebec today, The Monitor looks
at how effective past sanctions have been and what new measures are being

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Exclusive: Highly Decorated Army Surgeon Refuses All Military Orders Until Obama Proves He Is a Natural Born Citizen

Exclusive: Highly Decorated Army Surgeon Refuses All Military Orders Until Obama Proves He Is a Natural Born Citizen

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By Margaret Hemenway

President Obama should release his original birth certificate to put an end to relentless speculation and settle this issue for once and for all.

Post Your Comment Here Contributing Editor Margaret Calhoun Hemenway spent 15 years on Capitol Hill, in the House and Senate, and five years as a White House appointee serving President Bush at both DoD and NASA.
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