Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: PACs, lobbyists pay the way for Dr. and Mrs. Nee-Nee

Renee Ellmers has set a new standard for bald-faced hypocrisy and outright lying.  She apparently thinks the voters are too stupid to check the facts.  Given her TWO reelections, she might be right about a lot of her voters.  The Ellmers campaign this year has…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

Monkey Business Update: FOREIGN travel by Members of Congress

We got a tidal wave of enthusiastic support of our post on taxpayer-funded travel by US senators. Many readers asked us to look into taxpayer-funded trips OVERSEAS.  You ask, we deliver.  We paid for Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC10) to visit Switzerland as part of a…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

Monkey Business Report: Taxpayer-funded travel for US senators & staff

The Washington Examiner — the conservative daily that employees Renee Ellmers’s favorite “liberal reporter” — has put together a very interesting piece about how much we’re shelling out to cover travel by the ”honorables” in Capitol Hill’s upper chamber.   New York senators Chuck Schumer…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Moore County Politics

Around the world with Renee (and the lobbyists)

Government records show that lobbyists paid for congresswoman Renee Ellmers, her husband, and her chief of staff to visit Turkey and Israel in August and October of 2011. From 8/13/11 to 8/21/11,  Ellmers and her husband toured Israel on the dime of The American Israel…