Rep. Tom Cole
- Homepage: http://www.house.gov/cole/
April 2010: 'Late last week, Rep. Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich.) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) -- co-chairmen of the Congressional Native American Caucus -- sent a joint letter to Vilsack and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. asking for an update on the case and saying Native American farmers and ranchers had "lost substantial revenues and lands that had been in their families for generations" because of years of "offensive discrimination."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/31/AR2010033104044.html
March 2008: 'The former treasurer for the National Republican Congressional Committee diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars -- and possibly as much as $1 million -- of the organization's funds into his personal accounts...."The evidence we have today indicated we have been deceived and betrayed for a number of years by a highly respected and trusted individual," said Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), the NRCC chairman.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/13/AR2008031302841.html
September 2006: 'with polls showing the Republicans' House and Senate majorities in jeopardy, party strategists said they have concluded that their best chance to prevent big Democratic gains is a television and direct-mail blitz over the next eight weeks aimed at raising enough questions about Democratic candidates that voters decide they are unacceptable choices. "When you run in an adverse political environment, you try to localize and personalize the race as much as you can," Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/09/AR2006090901079.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Member of (past or present) Republican Party (U.S.) / Republican National Committee Organization Sep 10, 2006 Member of (past or present) US House of Representatives Organization Sep 10, 2006
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Apr 01, 2010 Congress misses deadline for payments to black farmers
QUOTE: The federal government promised last month to pay more than $1 billion by the end of March to tens of thousands of black farmers who had filed decades-old discrimination complaints against the U.S. Agriculture Department.
Washington Post Mar 14, 2008 NRCC Says Ex-Treasurer Diverted Up to $1 Million
QUOTE: The former treasurer for the National Republican Congressional Committee diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars...of the organization's funds into his personal accounts, GOP officials said yesterday, describing an alleged scheme that could become one of the largest political frauds in recent history.
Washington Post Sep 10, 2006 In a Pivotal Year, GOP Plans to Get Personal: Millions to Go to Digging Up Dirt on Democrats
QUOTE: The National Republican Congressional Committee, which this year dispatched a half-dozen operatives to comb through tax, court and other records looking for damaging information on Democratic candidates, plans to spend more than 90 percent of its $50 million-plus advertising budget on what officials described as negative ads.
Washington Post Dec 21, 2005 Clash Is Latest Chapter in Bush Effort to Widen Executive Power
QUOTE: From shielding energy policy deliberations to setting up military tribunals without court involvement, Bush, with Cheney's encouragement, has taken what scholars call a more expansive view of his role than any commander in chief in decades. With few exceptions, Congress and the courts have largely stayed out of the way, deferential to the argument that a president needs free rein, especially in wartime.
Washington Post Sep 24, 2004 Tying Kerry to Terror Tests Rhetorical Limits
QUOTE: President Bush and leading Republicans are increasingly charging that Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry and others in his party are giving comfort to terrorists and undermining the war in Iraq ...
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