Dec 4, 2010

Job Leads in DC

Updated Job Leads in Republican Offices on Capitol Hill

Compiled and distributed by Patrick Baugh, Financial Administrator for Cong. Anh "Joseph" Cao, John Fleming, Bob Goodlatte, Duncan Hunter, Lynn Jenkins, Jerry Moran, Tim Murphy, Sue Myrick, Pete Olson & Erik Paulsen.

December 2, 2010

Executive Assistant/Scheduler – The office of Congressman Jim Gerlach is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for an Executive Assistant/Scheduler position in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include scheduling DC meetings and events for the Congressman; processing executive correspondence; managing office internship program; and assisting with other duties as assigned. Required skills: This is an extremely demanding position that requires someone used to working under pressure and managing multiple assignments simultaneously. Previous administrative experience and familiarity with the role is required. Candidates must be confident, meticulously organized, highly motivated, and possess excellent people skills. Desirable skills: Pennsylvania ties and full-time Hill experience are a plus. Please email a resume and cover letter that demonstrate required experience to: PA06jobs@gmail.com. Please include salary requirements. No phone calls or drop-ins.

Legislative Director - Conservative Republican is looking for a Legislative Director to lead legislative staff, manage constituent correspondence system and handle the budget and health care portfolios. Successful candidate will have a proven proactive record, knowledge of budget and health care issues and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Previous management experience preferred but is not a requirement. Please send resume and cover letter noting your proven proactive successes to Legislative.Director2010@yahoo.com. All submissions will be kept confidential.

Spring Interns - Senator Scott Brown seeks highly motivated students for full- and part-time unpaid internships during the Spring Semester. Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply. Massachusetts ties are preferred. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, constituent correspondence, answering phone lines, and giving Capitol tours. Minimum 15 hours per week. To apply, please visit http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internprogram.

Interns - Texas Congressman is looking for full time, unpaid Winter/Spring interns. Internships will last start in January and last through the end of Spring/beginning of Summer. Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will be responsible for assisting with general office duties (answering phones, passing out mail, distributing faxes), and assisting legislative staff with research and writing. Performing constituent services (scheduling tours, processing flag requests, and legislative correspondence) will also be an integral part of each internship. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings, briefings, and other Congressional proceedings. Additional duties are available and will be assigned according to an intern’s interest and ability. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and will have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. Texas ties are preferred but are not required. Please email resume and cover letter to andy.taylor@mail.house.gov with "Internship" in the email subject line. No phone calls please.

November 28, 2010

Staff Assistant - Rep.-elect Tim Griffin (AR-02) is seeking a Staff Assistant for his Washington, D.C. office. Successful candidates must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing and communication skills, and must work well in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of professionalism. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: inputting constituent mail, greeting visitors, arranging tours and flag requests, answering phones, and other general office duties. Strong Arkansas ties required. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to jobswithgriffin@gmail.com with "Staff Assistant" in the subject line.
Scheduler/Office Manager – Rep.-elect Tim Griffin (AR-02) is seeking a Scheduler for his Washington, D.C. office. Successful candidates must possess initiative, have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, be able to prioritize tasks, and have strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and communication skills. Scheduling responsibilities include, but are not limited to: scheduling and managing the Member's calendar in both Washington and the district, and making travel arrangements for the Member. Additional responsibilities include monitoring office supplies, tracking employee leave, and ensuring that all staff comply with established office protocols. Strong Arkansas ties are required. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to jobswithgriffin@gmail.com with "Scheduler" in the subject line.
Legislative Correspondent/Systems Administrator – Congressman-Elect Michael Grimm (NY-13) (Staten Island & Brooklyn) seeks an experienced Legislative Correspondent/Systems Administrator for his DC office. Primary responsibilities include running a high volume constituent mail operation; editing and writing constituent letters; and possibly handling a small portfolio of legislative issues. Ideal candidates will have some Capitol Hill experience, excellent writing skills and a strong connection to New York City. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples to cberardini@earthlink.net. Please include "Legislative Correspondent/Systems Administrator" in the subject line.
Staff Assistant - Congressman-Elect Michael Grimm (NY-13) (Staten Island & Brooklyn) is looking for a Staff Assistant for his DC office. Successful candidates must have excellent organizational, personal, writing and communication skills. Ideal candidates will have prior Capitol Hill experience and strong ties to Staten Island and/or Brooklyn. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, arranging tours, filling flag requests, answering phones, sorting mail, and other general office duties. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to cberardini@earthlink.net , please include "Staff Assistant" in the subject line.

Press Secretary/Communications Director – Congressman-Elect Michael Grimm (NY-13) (Staten Island & Brooklyn) is looking for a Press Secretary/Communications Director to implement a media strategy for a very media active Member of Congress. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communications skills. A successful candidate will have previous experience as a Press Secretary and/or as a Communications Director. Possessing a strong rolodex of National and New York City media is essential. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to cberardini@earthlink.net please include "Press Secretary/Communications Director" in the subject line.

Press Assistant – The office of Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) is seeking a Press Assistant to support the Communications Director in the day-to-day functions of the press shop. Duties include, but are not limited to: distributing daily news clips; monitoring local and national news for the congressman and staff; maintaining and updating media lists; preparing press releases, memos, and other written materials; assisting with media inquiries, interviews, news conferences, and other events; enhancing the congressman’s social media presence; and helping maintain website content. An ideal candidate should have superior written, verbal, and organizational skills, a degree in a related field, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of Louisiana issues and politics preferred. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to resumesla01@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Assistant - Conservative Republican Member-elect seeks a Legislative Assistant to manage a portfolio of policy issues. Primary responsiblities include preparing Member for committee hearings/briefings/mark-ups and floor activities, developing and managing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, and representing the Member in meetings with interested parties. Candidate must have good judgment, be willing to work long hours in a fast-paced environment, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Law degree and South Carolina ties are a plus. Please submit a cover letter and resume to southcarolinaresumes@gmail.com.

Spring Internship - Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office is currently accepting applications for internships in the District office in Eden Prairie, MN and in Washington, D.C. A Congressional internship offers applicants an exciting opportunity to support staff while learning about the daily operations of the Legislative branch. Interns will assist the staff with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Interns working in the District Office have the opportunity to contribute to the office’s interaction with the surrounding community through constituent services, local events, and community meetings. Interns in the Washington, D.C. Office will gain insight into the federal government and the legislative process by working closely with staff and attending hearings and briefings. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. MN ties preferred. Qualified applicants should send their application, cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Krysta Carlson at Krysta.Carlson1@mail.house.gov. Go to our website to download application. The deadline for all materials is Friday, December 10.

November 24, 2010

Scheduler/Officer Manager – Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-52) is looking to hire a scheduler/office manager in his Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include: scheduling in both Washington and California, making travel arrangements for the member, ordering and tracking office supplies, helping with tours and flags as needed, and completing other clerical work. Candidates must possess initiative, work well with others, have strong organizational skills, and have the ability to multi-task. San Diego ties are a plus. Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume to Vicki.middleton@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler” in the subject line of the email.

Legislative Correspondent - Southern Member seeking conservative legislative correspondent. North or South Carolina ties a plus, but not required. Hill experience is required. Job duties include managing incoming constituent mail, researching and drafting responses. Applicants must be committed, pro-life conservatives, detail-oriented, driven, team players. Send resumes to lcjobs2010@gmail.com.

Legislative Correspondent - Rep Mario Diaz-Balart seeks an experienced capitol hill staffer for a Legislative Correspondent position in the DC office. Primary responsibilities include running a high volume constituent mail operation; editing and writing constituent letters; and possibly handling a small portfolio of legislative issues. Ideal candidates will have some Capitol Hill experience, excellent writing skills, and Internet Quorum (IQ) expertise. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples to flhousejob@yahoo.com. No phone calls, faxes or drop-offs please.

Staff Assistant - Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart is looking for a new staff assistant to join his staff. Successful candidates must have excellent organizational, personal, writing and communication skills. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, arranging tours, filling flag requests, answering phones, sorting mail, and other general office duties. Would prefer candidates with Florida ties who are fluent in Spanish. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to flhousejob@yahoo.com , please include "staff assistant" in the subject line. No calls or drop-ins.

Interns - The office of Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) is currently seeking full-time interns for the spring semester of 2011 in the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include conducting tours of the Capitol, answering the telephones, organizing and inputting constituent correspondence, and aiding legislative staff on special projects. Interns are also given the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, detail oriented, and able to multi-task. This is an unpaid internship that, dependent upon your institution, may be eligible for college credit. Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to taylor.foy@mail.house.gov.
Spring Internship - Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) is accepting resumes for spring semester internship positions in the Washington, DC office. Main responsibilities include answering phones, drafting letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed, and giving tours of the Capitol. Interested candidate should email their resume to Chris.Tudor@mail.house.gov.
Interns - Congressman Steve Austria (OH-7) is currently seeking interns for the spring 2011 semester for his Washington, DC, Springfield and Lancaster offices. This internship will provide individuals with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Intern responsibilities generally include answering phones, logging and drafting constituent correspondence, and aiding staff with various projects. Intern duties in the Washington, DC office also include scheduling and conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol building, and attending briefings and hearings. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and possess strong written and oral communications skills. Ohio ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume (including grade level, major and cumulative GPA), and brief writing sample to Intern.OH07@gmail.com.

November 22, 2010

Military LA – Senior Armed Services Committee member seeks experienced Military LA to advance aggressive national security agenda. Candidate should have deep policy expertise, several years Hill experience and a proven record of legislative success on defense related issues. Strong writing, analytical, and teamwork skills and the ability to multi-task on short-term needs while meeting long-term project deadlines is essential. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to inquiryinfo@mail.house.gov .
Press Secretary – Communications-driven Republican seeks an experienced Press Secretary to implement DC media strategy under the direction of district-based Communications Director. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communications skills, political acumen and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with an emphasis on delivering earned media. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: drafting/distributing press releases; writing a weekly op-ed; letters to the editor as needed; regular updating and improving the website; preparation of talking points and speeches; establishing and maintaining strong relations with local and DC media and executing an aggressive earned local media campaign. New media skills are a must, including knowledge of video, audio and/or photography and editing in those mediums. Energetic, pro-active, can-do attitude essential. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to pressjob@mail.house.gov .
Legislative Assistant – Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) is looking for a Legislative Assistant to assist with some Financial Services issues and handle Military/Defense, Energy, Transportation, Appropriations and Education Issues. Candidate must have excellent written skills and knowledge and experience with the legislative process. Prior legislative experience and familiarity with Financial Services issues are a plus. Texas ties are preferred, but not necessary. Please send cover letter and resume to tx19jobs@mail.house.gov

Nov 22, 2010

Sue Myrick on Huckabee: Studio Photos


Sue taped a Huckabee show this past Saturday in NYC. Had a great time. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Here are some of the backstage photos. Got some cool autographs. Show will air Nov. 27 and 28th. Discussion focused on terrorism related issues.



Singer BJ Thomas and Sue. He sang Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head. Cool guy.


Sue with Woody Frazer, executive producer of the show and legendary producer in his own right. Woody was the guy who created the Mike Douglas show and other long running main stays on tv like Good Morning America and That's Incredible to name but a few.

Sue with bluegrass and country music star, Ricky Skaggs

Sue with Danny Danon, deputy speaker of Israel's Knesset and probable future prime minister of Israel.


Former Carolina 14 anchor, and now Fox News reporter, Heather Childers stopped by to visit.

Nov 16, 2010

New Job Postings for Washington, DC


Latest Job Openings in Republican offices on Capitol Hill:

Compiled and distributed by Patrick Baugh, Financial Administrator for Cong. Anh "Joseph" Cao, John Fleming, Bob Goodlatte, Duncan Hunter, Lynn Jenkins, Jerry Moran, Tim Murphy, Sue Myrick, Pete Olson & Erik Paulsen.

November 15, 2010

Staff Assistant – The Office of Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) is seeking a Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office. Successful candidate will manage all constituent tours, flag requests, greet all visitors, as well as assist legislative and press operations. The ideal candidate will have strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills, and a high degree of professionalism. Texas ties are a must, Houston ties preferred. Please send resume and writing sample to Texas22Jobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or faxes please.

Scheduler – Congressman Steve King (IA-5) is now accepting applications for the position of scheduler in his Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: scheduling an active Member of Congress in both Washington and Iowa, making travel arrangements for the member, and completing other clerical work. Applicants should be committed, pro-life conservatives. Candidates must possess initiative, enjoy working with a variety of people, have strong organizational skills, and have the ability to multi-task. Iowa ties are a plus. Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they would like to work for Rep. King to ia05jobs@gmail.com with “Scheduler” in the subject line of the email.

Unpaid Internships - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has three full-time, unpaid internships available for the 2011 Spring session in his Washington, DC office. Duties include answering telephones and greeting visitors, collecting constituent information, researching legislation and policy issues, drafting policy updates, attending briefings and hearings, and assisting communications, administrative and legislative staff. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. Virginia ties preferred, but not necessary. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to Carolyn Amirpashaie at Carolyn.Amirpashaie@mail.house.gov with "Internship" in the subject line by November 26th. No phone calls please.

November 11, 2010

Various positions (new Member) - Congressman-elect Chip Cravaack seeks well-rounded candidates for various positions. A minimum of 1 year experience on Capitol Hill is required for staff positions - no Hill experience required for intern positions. Candidates must be confident, organized, highly motivated, self-directed, and possess excellent people skills. The office environment is fast paced, and will be very demanding - this requires someone used to working under pressure and managing multiple assignments simultaneously. Applicants should submit a 1-page resume detailing experience and specifically list desired position. One page cover letter should also be included addressing applicant's skills, experience on Capitol Hill, and ties to Minnesota. Ties to Northern Minnesota a significant plus. Resumes should be sent to applicationsforcravaack@gmail.com with applicants first and last name in the subject line as well as the position Please no calls.

Legislative Correspondent/Website Management – Northeast Republican House Member seeks extremely organized individual with exceptional writing skills to manage constituent correspondence operation. Applicant must have strong IT experience and skills to manage active Congressional website. Send resume and cover letter to Opportunity2442@gmail.com. Absolutely no phone calls.

Winter/Spring Internship – Republican Congressman Lee Terry (NE-02) seeks an intern to work in his Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate will have immediate availability, though students unable to begin until January will be considered. A qualified applicant must have Nebraska ties. This position will provide the opportunity to attend committee hearings, conduct research for legislative staff, and experience all aspects of work in a congressional office. Administrative duties will include answering the phone, sorting mail and other tasks as assigned. The start date and hours are flexible. A candidate should be a currently enrolled undergraduate student or recent college graduate, and may apply by sending his or her cover letter, resume and one brief writing sample to Brenda.plantikow@mail.house.gov.

November 8, 2010

Press Secretary - Congressman Doc Hastings seeks pro-active Press Secretary. A minimum of 2 years press experience and knowledge of Capitol Hill required. Responsibilities include writing press releases, responding to press inquiries, pitching stories, managing new media, and producing columns, opinion pieces and newsletters. Please email resume and cover letter to: resumesWA04@mail.house.gov No calls please.

October 28, 2010

Communications Director – The Office of Congressman Aaron Schock seeks a Communications Director to oversee all aspects of his high-profile and aggressive press operation. Candidates should have media experience and must possess strong writing and verbal communications skills. Responsibilities include writing guest columns, press releases, e-newsletters, maintaining the website, managing social-networking websites, pitching ideas to national and local outlets and coordinating all district press. Please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to hillcomsdirector@gmail.com .

Internship – The office of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA) is seeking a conservative-minded and enthusiastic intern to join the office in November. Duties include, but are not limited to, constituent correspondences, attendance at briefings, hearings, and meetings, assistance with legislative research, and aid to staff-members with various projects. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, detail-oriented, and professional with strong oral and written communication skills. California and district ties are a preferred, but not required. Please email Justin.Ahn@mail.house.gov with a resume and a cover letter indicating your prospective duration of the internship.

Spring Intern – The Office of Congressman Joe Barton is in the process of looking for an intern for the spring semester. Our selection criteria can be found at the following link: http://www.joebarton.house.gov/ConstituentServices.aspx?section=7. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply as soon as you can. We will not take incomplete applications, so please do not only send a cover letter and resume, this will not suffice. Also, Texas ties are preferred. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emmanual Guillory at Emmanual.guillory@mail.house.gov or call 202-225-2002.

October 25, 2010

Communications Director – Conservative Republican Member of Congress seeks an experienced Communications Director to manage all communications activities. Candidates must have 3 years of experience in press-related position, extraordinary writing skills, and some experience managing staff. Must be energetic, creative, self-motivated, strategic, and quick-thinking. Duties include developing and expanding national and local outreach strategies, managing earned and social media, writing speeches, and growing media contacts. Must be willing to work long hours and under high-pressured deadlines. Previous House experience a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates please email resume, writing sample, and two references to gopcommdir@gmail.com .

Spring Internship - Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office is currently accepting applications for internships in the District office in Eden Prairie, MN and in Washington, D.C. A Congressional internship offers applicants an exciting opportunity to support staff while learning about the daily operations of the Legislative branch. Interns will assist the staff with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Interns working in the District Office have the opportunity to contribute to the office’s interaction with the surrounding community through constituent services, local events, and community meetings. Interns in the Washington, D.C. Office will gain insight into the federal government and the legislative process by working closely with staff and attending hearings and briefings. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. MN ties preferred but not required. Qualified applicants should send their application, cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Krysta Carlson at Krysta.Carlson1@mail.house.gov. Go to our website to download application. The deadline for all materials is Friday, November 26.

October 14, 2010

Military Legislative Assistant - The Office of Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is seeking a Military Legislative Assistant (MLA). It is important that the MLA have familiarity with the DOD POM Process, overall budgeting, and the ability to track major acquisition and RDT&E programs, particularly with respect to shipbuilding. Additionally, prior legislative experience with the Defense Authorization and Appropriations Process is preferred. An ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines is necessary. Significant travel to the district and other military installations is required. Virginia ties are helpful, and prior military service is preferred. Interested applicants should fax a cover letter and resume to the attention of Mary Springer at (202) 225-4382. No calls or emails please.

October 11, 2010

Legislative Director - CA member looking for Legislative Director to oversee Congressman’s legislative agenda and legislative operations. Candidate must have excellent written skills and knowledge of the legislative process. Must be able to enforce a strict turnaround time for constituent mail and be aggressive in developing legislative proposals. At least three years of experience as a Legislative Assistant with expertise in transportation, health care, natural resources, energy and commerce and judiciary. California ties are preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to LDirectorCA@gmail.com

Spring Interns - Senator Scott Brown seeks highly motivated students for full- and part-time unpaid internships during the Spring Semester. Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply. Massachusetts ties are preferred. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, constituent correspondence, answering phone lines, and giving Capitol tours. Candidates must be professional, courteous, detail-oriented, extremely organized and committed to confidentiality at all times. Minimum 15 hours per week. To apply, please visit http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internprogram . The deadline for spring applicants is November 30.

Internship - The Office of Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is seeking bold, energetic, conservative individuals for paid/unpaid spring internships, beginning early January. During your time with our office, you will be given the opportunity to develop leadership, management, and policy experience. Duties include answering phones and mail, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol, and assisting staff members and Congressman Jordan with achieving our legislative goals and constituent outreach. You will be challenged and will be given practical tools for career and academic success. Applicants should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, and able to work as part of a professional team. Fourth District/Ohio ties are a plus. Applicant Instructions: All interested persons should contact Randee Olney, Internship Coordinator for Congressman Jim Jordan, at 202-225-2676 or randee.olney@mail.house.gov. Application packages are due by November 15.

October 7, 2010

Communications Director - Southern California member seeks a Communications Director to oversee all aspects of the Congressman’s media with an emphasis on delivering earned television (pitching, booking and archiving), radio, print and electronic media on both the national and local levels (this is a media-forward office). The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, political acumen, be available 24/7 (east and west coast time zones) for cable outlets, ability to multitask in a fast paced environment and work under tight deadlines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing press releases, op-ed's or letters to the editor, weekly e-newsletters, updating and improving the website, managing facebook, twitter, YouTube and other social media. The candidate will have a pro-active, can-do attitude and be a team player. Prior communications/media relations experience and southern California ties are preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to cacommdirector@gmail.com

Unpaid DC Internship - Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for early January – mid-May 2011 to assist professional staff. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, conducting research, assisting with press events, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different governmental issues. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills. Prior political experience is preferred; Spanish fluency a plus. Only full-time internships are available. You can learn more about the SRC by going to src.senate.gov or republican.senate.gov. Visit alexander.senate.gov to learn more about Senator Alexander who chairs the conference. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no more than 3 pages to resumes@src.senate.gov. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2010.

October 4, 2010

Communications Director – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) is seeking a D.C.-based Communications Director. Candidates should have experience in a press-related position or a strong journalism/media background. Must be a self-starter, have new-media savvy, the ability to think creatively, and able to work long hours under pressure in order to respond quickly to deadlines and media opportunities. Candidates must have outstanding writing skills. Duties include: drafting press releases, statements, and newsletters; developing national and state media outreach strategies; providing content for and managing the website; managing new-media presence; building relationships with Texas and national media; manage daily press clips and other duties as assigned. Salary is commensurate with experience. Email resume, references and writing samples to: burgessjobs@mail.house.gov No calls or drop-ins please.

Executive Assistant/Scheduler - The office of Congressman Jim Gerlach is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for an Executive Assistant/Scheduler position in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include scheduling DC meetings and events for the Congressman; processing executive correspondence; managing office internship program; and assisting with other duties as assigned. Candidates must be confident, meticulously organized, highly motivated, and possess excellent people skills. This is an extremely demanding position that requires someone used to working under pressure and managing multiple assignments simultaneously. Pennsylvania ties and full-time Hill experience are a plus. Previous administrative experience and familiarity with the role is required. Please email a resume and cover letter that demonstrate required experience to: PA06jobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins.

Oct 20, 2010

Connect the Dots Presentation in Cherryville


Had a great time in our old stomping grounds of Cherryville early this week. Gave the Connect the Dots presentation to a men's group at a local Presbyterian Church. Upcoming presentations will be held over next few weeks in Asheville and Washington, DC. For those of you in those areas, email me for details. In January, I will be back in Tennessee for an encore presentation to a rather large gathering of Conservatives who are concerned with this issue. Check back here for more information as we get closer.

Oct 17, 2010

Latest Job Leads in Washington, DC

Jobs in Republican Offices on Capitol Hill

Compiled and distributed by Patrick Baugh, Financial Administrator for Cong. Anh "Joseph" Cao, John Fleming, Bob Goodlatte, Duncan Hunter, Lynn Jenkins, Jerry Moran, Tim Murphy, Sue Myrick, Pete Olson & Erik Paulsen.

October 14, 2010

Communications Director - Congressman Phil Gingrey is seeking an aggressive Communications Director to run all press operations from the Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should have established relationships with press contacts and working familiarity with issues such as health care, energy, and national security. Responsibilities include but are not limited to developing and implementing an overall communications strategy; pitching and booking media opportunities; writing press releases, statements, op-eds, and the weekly newsletter; website maintenance; and managing social media. Ideal candidates will be proactive, energetic, a team player, and not averse to working long hours as needed. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to Georgia11press@gmail.com . Please no phone calls, faxes, or drop-ins.

Military Legislative Assistant - The Office of Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is seeking a Military Legislative Assistant (MLA). It is important that the MLA have familiarity with the DOD POM Process, overall budgeting, and the ability to track major acquisition and RDT&E programs, particularly with respect to shipbuilding. Additionally, prior legislative experience with the Defense Authorization and Appropriations Process is preferred. An ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines is necessary. Significant travel to the district and other military installations is required. Virginia ties are helpful, and prior military service is preferred. Interested applicants should fax a cover letter and resume to the attention of Mary Springer at (202) 225-4382. No calls or emails please.

October 11, 2010

Legislative Director - CA member looking for Legislative Director to oversee Congressman’s legislative agenda and legislative operations. Candidate must have excellent written skills and knowledge of the legislative process. Must be able to enforce a strict turnaround time for constituent mail and be aggressive in developing legislative proposals. At least three years of experience as a Legislative Assistant with expertise in transportation, health care, natural resources, energy and commerce and judiciary. California ties are preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to LDirectorCA@gmail.com

Spring Interns - Senator Scott Brown seeks highly motivated students for full- and part-time unpaid internships during the Spring Semester. Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply. Massachusetts ties are preferred. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, constituent correspondence, answering phone lines, and giving Capitol tours. Candidates must be professional, courteous, detail-oriented, extremely organized and committed to confidentiality at all times. Minimum 15 hours per week. To apply, please visit http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internprogram . The deadline for spring applicants is November 30.

Internship - The Office of Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is seeking bold, energetic, conservative individuals for paid/unpaid spring internships, beginning early January. During your time with our office, you will be given the opportunity to develop leadership, management, and policy experience. Duties include answering phones and mail, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol, and assisting staff members and Congressman Jordan with achieving our legislative goals and constituent outreach. You will be challenged and will be given practical tools for career and academic success. Applicants should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, and able to work as part of a professional team. Fourth District/Ohio ties are a plus. Applicant Instructions: All interested persons should contact Randee Olney, Internship Coordinator for Congressman Jim Jordan, at 202-225-2676 or randee.olney@mail.house.gov. Application packages are due by November 15.

October 7, 2010

Communications Director - Southern California member seeks a Communications Director to oversee all aspects of the Congressman’s media with an emphasis on delivering earned television (pitching, booking and archiving), radio, print and electronic media on both the national and local levels (this is a media-forward office). The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, political acumen, be available 24/7 (east and west coast time zones) for cable outlets, ability to multitask in a fast paced environment and work under tight deadlines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing press releases, op-ed's or letters to the editor, weekly e-newsletters, updating and improving the website, managing facebook, twitter, YouTube and other social media. The candidate will have a pro-active, can-do attitude and be a team player. Prior communications/media relations experience and southern California ties are preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to cacommdirector@gmail.com

Unpaid DC Internship - Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for early January – mid-May 2011 to assist professional staff. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, conducting research, assisting with press events, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different governmental issues. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills. Prior political experience is preferred; Spanish fluency a plus. Only full-time internships are available. You can learn more about the SRC by going to src.senate.gov or republican.senate.gov. Visit alexander.senate.gov to learn more about Senator Alexander who chairs the conference. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no more than 3 pages to resumes@src.senate.gov. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2010.

October 4, 2010

Communications Director – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) is seeking a D.C.-based Communications Director. Candidates should have experience in a press-related position or a strong journalism/media background. Must be a self-starter, have new-media savvy, the ability to think creatively, and able to work long hours under pressure in order to respond quickly to deadlines and media opportunities. Candidates must have outstanding writing skills. Duties include: drafting press releases, statements, and newsletters; developing national and state media outreach strategies; providing content for and managing the website; managing new-media presence; building relationships with Texas and national media; manage daily press clips and other duties as assigned. Salary is commensurate with experience. Email resume, references and writing samples to: burgessjobs@mail.house.gov No calls or drop-ins please.

Communications Director - Oklahoma Republican seeks a qualified and experienced communications director to manage and coordinate all communications activities. Candidates must have 2 years of press experience and possess strong written and oral communications skills as well as an understanding of legislative issues. Responsibilities include but are not limited to writing press releases and statements, website content, responding to press inquiries, producing op-eds and creating newsletters. Email resume to oklarepublican@gmail.com

Executive Assistant/Scheduler - The office of Congressman Jim Gerlach is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for an Executive Assistant/Scheduler position in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include scheduling DC meetings and events for the Congressman; processing executive correspondence; managing office internship program; and assisting with other duties as assigned. Candidates must be confident, meticulously organized, highly motivated, and possess excellent people skills. This is an extremely demanding position that requires someone used to working under pressure and managing multiple assignments simultaneously. Pennsylvania ties and full-time Hill experience are a plus. Previous administrative experience and familiarity with the role is required. Please email a resume and cover letter that demonstrate required experience to: PA06jobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins.

War with No Name

I have just finished watching a DVD copy of the new movie America at Risk: The War with No Name put out by Newt Gingrich. No matter your opinion of Gingrich, I give him unbelievable credit for putting out this movie and addressing the threat we face head on with no fear. To do so shows his commitment to the issue and his knowledge that this is the greatest threat we face as a nation.

We are planning to hold a screening of the movie in the Charlotte area sometime in the near future. If you are interested in attending, send me an email, as this will be a ticketed event with limited seats that will sell out. We will hold a reception and Q and A as part of the presentation. Hope you can make it.

John Guandolo Interview on WMAL Regarding Muslim Brotherhood

Following is an excellent summary of the rise of the non violent Islamist threat in America. John Guandolo is a former FBI counter-terrorism agent. He is an excellent presenter on this subject matter.
http://co106w.col106.mail.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

Oct 9, 2010

Rock Hill, South Carolina Connected the Dots


We connected a few dots this week in Rock Hill. Great group. Several elected political and judicial figures attended which is great for the cause.

Job Openings on Capitol Hill

Following is a list of job openings in Republican offices on Capitol Hill.

HOUSE GOP JOB LIST

Compiled and distributed by Patrick Baugh, Financial Administrator for Cong. Anh "Joseph" Cao, John Fleming, Bob Goodlatte, Duncan Hunter, Lynn Jenkins, Jerry Moran, Tim Murphy, Sue Myrick, Pete Olson & Erik Paulsen.

October 7, 2010

Communications Director - Southern California member seeks a Communications Director to oversee all aspects of the Congressman’s media with an emphasis on delivering earned television (pitching, booking and archiving), radio, print and electronic media on both the national and local levels (this is a media-forward office). The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, political acumen, be available 24/7 (east and west coast time zones) for cable outlets, ability to multitask in a fast paced environment and work under tight deadlines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing press releases, op-ed's or letters to the editor, weekly e-newsletters, updating and improving the website, managing facebook, twitter, YouTube and other social media. The candidate will have a pro-active, can-do attitude and be a team player. Prior communications/media relations experience and southern California ties are preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to cacommdirector@gmail.com

Unpaid DC Internship - Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for early January – mid-May 2011 to assist professional staff. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, conducting research, assisting with press events, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different governmental issues. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills. Prior political experience is preferred; Spanish fluency a plus. Only full-time internships are available. You can learn more about the SRC by going to src.senate.gov or republican.senate.gov. Visit alexander.senate.gov to learn more about Senator Alexander who chairs the conference. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no more than 3 pages to resumes@src.senate.gov. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2010.

October 4, 2010

Communications Director – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) is seeking a D.C.-based Communications Director. Candidates should have experience in a press-related position or a strong journalism/media background. Must be a self-starter, have new-media savvy, the ability to think creatively, and able to work long hours under pressure in order to respond quickly to deadlines and media opportunities. Candidates must have outstanding writing skills. Duties include: drafting press releases, statements, and newsletters; developing national and state media outreach strategies; providing content for and managing the website; managing new-media presence; building relationships with Texas and national media; manage daily press clips and other duties as assigned. Salary is commensurate with experience. Email resume, references and writing samples to: burgessjobs@mail.house.gov No calls or drop-ins please.

Communications Director - Oklahoma Republican seeks a qualified and experienced communications director to manage and coordinate all communications activities. Candidates must have 2 years of press experience and possess strong written and oral communications skills as well as an understanding of legislative issues. Responsibilities include but are not limited to writing press releases and statements, website content, responding to press inquiries, producing op-eds and creating newsletters. Email resume to oklarepublican@gmail.com

Executive Assistant/Scheduler - The office of Congressman Jim Gerlach is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for an Executive Assistant/Scheduler position in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include scheduling DC meetings and events for the Congressman; processing executive correspondence; managing office internship program; and assisting with other duties as assigned. Candidates must be confident, meticulously organized, highly motivated, and possess excellent people skills. This is an extremely demanding position that requires someone used to working under pressure and managing multiple assignments simultaneously. Pennsylvania ties and full-time Hill experience are a plus. Previous administrative experience and familiarity with the role is required. Please email a resume and cover letter that demonstrate required experience to: PA06jobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins.

September 27, 2010

Scheduler - Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) is seeking a Scheduler. Candidates must be extremely organized and have demonstrated ability to follow through on assignments in a timely manner; work well in a fast-paced environment under pressure; and be able to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing incoming scheduling requests, scheduling the Congresswoman’s DC and District meetings and events, arranging flights and other travel for the Congresswoman, and submitting the Congresswoman’s expenses for reimbursement. Previous full-time Hill experience is required (does not include internships). Please send resume to granger.staff@hotmail.com with “Scheduler Opening” in the subject line. No calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please.

September 20, 2010

Military Legislative Assistant – A Republican Member of the House Armed Service Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Committee seeks a Military Legislative Assistant to handle his military and veterans’ affairs portfolio. Primary responsibilities include preparing member for committee hearings/briefings/mark-ups and floor activities, developing and managing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, constituent correspondence, and representing the Member in meetings with interested parties. Candidate must be a team player and a self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have prior experience as a military legislative assistant and/or military service. Colorado ties a plus. Applicant Instructions: Please e-mail resume, references and cover letter to Kristine.Michalson@mail.house.gov.

Scheduling Intern - Senator Scott Brown’s Washington D.C. office is immediately seeking a full-time intern to serve in the scheduling department. Candidates must have excellent people skills and must be courteous, detail-oriented, extremely organized and committed to confidentiality at all times. Previous scheduling experience or Massachusetts ties are strongly preferred but not required. This internship is unpaid, and applicants should be available through December. Please send resume and cover letter to scottpbrownresumes@gmail.com with “Scheduling Internship” in the subject line.
Fall interns - Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) is currently accepting applications from current college students or recent college graduates wishing to gain experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time or part-time fall semester internship. We are seeking applicants with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and a high degree of professionalism. In addition to supporting the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day activities, interns will conduct Capitol tours, attend legislative briefings, assist with constituent calls and requests, process incoming mail, and conduct legislative research. The internship is unpaid, but students will have an opportunity to earn college credit and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Florida and district ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Tim.Tracy@mail.house.gov with ‘Fall Internship’ in the subject. No Calls, Faxes or Drop-Ins.
September 20, 2010

Spring Interns - Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) is looking for spring interns for his Washington DC office. Applicants should possess conservative values, be personable, and have strong writing skills. Duties include administrative tasks, attending hearings, leading capitol tours for constituents, and helping legislative staff with research on important projects. There will also be an opportunity to work on issues that interest him or her. Position is great for Capitol Hill experience. Start and end dates are negotiable but preferably December start dates. Both part/full-time positions are available. Interested applicants should send resume and brief cover letter summarizing their interest in working for Rep. Graves to Caitlin.Callahan@mail.house.gov with “Spring Internship” as the subject.

Internship - Congressman Steve Austria (R-OH-7) has an immediate opening for a fall intern in his Washington, DC office. This internship will provide the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Intern responsibilities generally include answering phones, logging and drafting constituent correspondence, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attending briefings and hearings, and aiding staff with various projects. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and possess strong written and oral communications skills. Interns must be available to work 3 – 5 full days per week. Ohio ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter and resume (including grade level, major and cumulative GPA) to Intern.OH07@gmail.com.

Oct 5, 2010

Yard Sign Run Tonight


Not giving away trade secrets, but tonight (Tuesday, Oct 5) is the first night of Sue Myrick sign night. We are targeting Gaston County. For those of you who want to help, email me this morning at hweatherman@hotmail.com We will feed you and I promise you will have a good time. Ask any of our long time volunteers and they will tell you that our sign nights are a blast.

We start at 6:00 pm at a rally point I will email you if you sign up.

Oct 1, 2010

Eastern North Carolina Tea Party Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday Oct 2nd, I will be one the keynote speakers at the Eastern North Carolina Tea Party Rally in Little Washington, NC. For those of you who heard me speak in Greenville a couple of months ago, I hope to see you again. Expecting a very large crowd (over 1,000). Starts at 1:00 pm with speeches starting around 2:00 pm. I go on stage around 2:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Sep 30, 2010

Poltical Correctness or Just Stupidity?

Many of you have called or emailed asking if we are aware of the following story that broke this week. The story is that the FBI, through the FBI Citizens Academy gave a behind the scenes tour of the National Counterrorism Center to a known Hamas operative. We are aware of it and are checking into it. If this is true it is troubling but not surprising. This is the type of outreach that several federal agencies have been doing for some time now that shows a lack of discernment of the difference between Islamic and Islamist groups. We have found almost universal illiteracy withing the federal bureaucracy, law enforcement and military ranks as to the danger of outreaching to Islamist groups. Without this discernment, we are creating a clear and present danger to our national security. This is exactly why we held a round table last week with non Islamist Muslim groups in DC, to start educating the federal government agencies that those are the groups their Muslim outreach should be targeting, not the Islamist groups. Until they get this point, they will keep making mistakes like this FBI tour made. Will keep you posted as much as I can about what we find out about this situation. If you have not seen the original story I am referencing please check out the link below. Patrick Poole did a good job breaking this story. As a disclaimer, I too am a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy.

http://bigpeace.com/pspoole/2010/09/27/fbi-escorts-known-hamas-operative-through-top-secret-national-counterterrorism-center-as-outreach-to-muslim-community/

al-Qaida in the House?


In case you never saw this, the following article from IPT includes a video clip of Anwar al-Awlaki, the now famous Yemen cleric linked to two of the 9/11 hijackers, the Times Square Bomber, the Fort Hood shooter (Major Hasan), and who knows how many other would be jihadists, leading a prayer service back in 2001. Reminder: al-Awlaki is now considered to be the spokesperson and chief propagandist for al-Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula and is reportedly on the US hit list of terrorist individuals.

The service was in the basement of the US Capitol Building.

Read the accompanying article too please, as it points out a couple of other notable individuals spotted at the service.

Sep 28, 2010

Sights from the Campaign Trail



GOP Job Openings in Washington, DC


HOUSE GOP JOB LIST

Compiled and distributed by Patrick Baugh, Financial Administrator for Cong. Anh "Joseph" Cao, John Fleming, Bob Goodlatte, Duncan Hunter, Lynn Jenkins, Jerry Moran, Tim Murphy, Sue Myrick, Pete Olson & Erik Paulsen.

September 27, 2010

Scheduler - Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) is seeking a Scheduler. Candidates must be extremely organized and have demonstrated ability to follow through on assignments in a timely manner; work well in a fast-paced environment under pressure; and be able to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing incoming scheduling requests, scheduling the Congresswoman’s DC and District meetings and events, arranging flights and other travel for the Congresswoman, and submitting the Congresswoman’s expenses for reimbursement. Previous full-time Hill experience is required (does not include internships). Please send resume to granger.staff@hotmail.com with “Scheduler Opening” in the subject line. No calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please.

September 20, 2010

Military Legislative Assistant – A Republican Member of the House Armed Service Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Committee seeks a Military Legislative Assistant to handle his military and veterans’ affairs portfolio. Primary responsibilities include preparing member for committee hearings/briefings/mark-ups and floor activities, developing and managing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, constituent correspondence, and representing the Member in meetings with interested parties. Candidate must be a team player and a self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have prior experience as a military legislative assistant and/or military service. Colorado ties a plus. Applicant Instructions: Please e-mail resume, references and cover letter to Kristine.Michalson@mail.house.gov.

Scheduling Intern - Senator Scott Brown’s Washington D.C. office is immediately seeking a full-time intern to serve in the scheduling department. Candidates must have excellent people skills and must be courteous, detail-oriented, extremely organized and committed to confidentiality at all times. Previous scheduling experience or Massachusetts ties are strongly preferred but not required. This internship is unpaid, and applicants should be available through December. Please send resume and cover letter to scottpbrownresumes@gmail.com with “Scheduling Internship” in the subject line.
Fall interns - Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) is currently accepting applications from current college students or recent college graduates wishing to gain experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time or part-time fall semester internship. We are seeking applicants with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and a high degree of professionalism. In addition to supporting the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day activities, interns will conduct Capitol tours, attend legislative briefings, assist with constituent calls and requests, process incoming mail, and conduct legislative research. The internship is unpaid, but students will have an opportunity to earn college credit and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Florida and district ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Tim.Tracy@mail.house.gov with ‘Fall Internship’ in the subject. No Calls, Faxes or Drop-Ins.
September 20, 2010

Spring Interns - Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) is looking for spring interns for his Washington DC office. Applicants should possess conservative values, be personable, and have strong writing skills. Duties include administrative tasks, attending hearings, leading capitol tours for constituents, and helping legislative staff with research on important projects. There will also be an opportunity to work on issues that interest him or her. Position is great for Capitol Hill experience. Start and end dates are negotiable but preferably December start dates. Both part/full-time positions are available. Interested applicants should send resume and brief cover letter summarizing their interest in working for Rep. Graves to Caitlin.Callahan@mail.house.gov with “Spring Internship” as the subject.

Internship - Congressman Steve Austria (R-OH-7) has an immediate opening for a fall intern in his Washington, DC office. This internship will provide the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Intern responsibilities generally include answering phones, logging and drafting constituent correspondence, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attending briefings and hearings, and aiding staff with various projects. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and possess strong written and oral communications skills. Interns must be available to work 3 – 5 full days per week. Ohio ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter and resume (including grade level, major and cumulative GPA) to Intern.OH07@gmail.com.

September 16, 2010

Internship – Congressman Roscoe Bartlett’s Frederick District Office is currently seeking internship applicants with a good work ethic to start immediately for the fall semester. This internship provides an opportunity to observe and interact with the inner-workings of a Congressional office, as well as provide learning opportunities though assisting office staff with various duties and projects. Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter, references, and a writing sample to Ashley.Collier@mail.house.gov. Frederick ties preferred but not required.

September 2, 2010

Legislative Correspondent - Conservative Republican Member of Congress seeks an experienced Legislative Correspondent for their DC office. Primary responsibilities include running a high volume constituent mail operation; implementing an unsolicited mail/outreach program; editing and writing constituent letters; and handling a small portfolio of legislative issues. Ideal candidates will have one year of Capitol Hill experience, excellent writing skills, and Internet Quorum (IQ) expertise. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples to goplcposition@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is currently seeking fall interns with conservative values for his Washington, DC office. Interns will be responsible for maintaining general office duties including answering phones and sorting mail, conducting tours within the U.S. Capitol complex, assisting staff with office correspondence, attending legislative briefings, conducting research and other projects delegated by staff. Attention to detail and professionalism are highly valued. Wisconsin ties preferred but not required. This is an excellent opportunity for current college students or recent graduates interested in obtaining Capitol Hill experience. Interested candidates should direct their cover letter and resume to WI05Internships@gmail.com with Fall Internship in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Fall internship - Congressman Frank Lucas (R – OK) is seeking unpaid fall interns starting in September. Main responsibilities include answering phones, drafting letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed and giving tours of the Capitol. This is a great opportunity for those who are looking for experience in the legislative branch. Please send cover letter and resume to john.porter@mail.house.gov or fax to (202)225-8698.

Intern - The office of Congressman John Shadegg (AZ-03) is seeking candidates for internships starting immediately in his Washington, DC office. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work diligently and upon instruction in a fast-paced work environment. The ideal candidates will be personable, detail oriented, and able to interact well with constituents. The intern will have the opportunity to interact with the legislative staff, learn about the legislative process on Capitol Hill, and attend briefings of interest. Responsibilities include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative staff on various projects. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and cover letter to az03internship@gmail.com .

Interns - Rep. Vern Buchanan’s D.C. office is seeking several interns to start working as soon as possible for the fall semester. Interns must be current college students or recent graduates. This unpaid internship will offer the opportunity to attend congressional hearings, assist with correspondence and legislative work, and network with congressional staff. Ideal candidates will demonstrate trustworthiness, good communication skills, a strong work ethic, and conservative values. Please email a resume and cover letter to Interndcfl13@ymail.com . Please note your dates and times of availability. We can accommodate part-time schedules and academic credit programs, but preference will be given to applicants who are available full-time.

Interns - Midwestern Republican member’s Washington DC office is seeking unpaid intern applicants for the fall 2010 semester. Interns can expect wide-ranging opportunities to explore the legislative branch and enrich their understanding of the Federal government. A typical day of work can include: basic administrative tasks, giving tours, constituent correspondence, legislative research, hearing attendance, and otherwise assisting the staff as required. Successful applicants will have good interpersonal skills, a strong grasp of written language, and a positive work ethic. Priority will be given to Illinois applicants. Cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample should be sent to matt.leighton@mail.house.gov. Please include “Internship” in the subject line.

Sep 27, 2010

Connect the Dots



Enjoyed presenting Connect the Dots last night in Charlotte to a good group of concerned citizens. Many thanks to my host. Good conversation during and afterward and more opportunities will come from it.

Ahmedinejad and The 12th Imam


We have blogged before about Iranian President Ahmedinejad and his views on the return of the 12th Imam (Mahdi). This past week he spoke with Fox News about the event. In case you missed it, here is the brief video:http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=475761781014

Sep 26, 2010

Connect the Dots Presentation Tonight (Sunday, September 26th)


For those of you who have requested to know dates and times for the Connect the Dots presentation, I have another one tonight, Sunday, September 26th in the South Charlotte area. Starts at 7:00 pm. If you are interested email me at hweatherman@hotmail.com and I will happy to send you the details.

Sep 25, 2010

Sue Myrick Campaign Kickoff Photos



Sue with State Rep. candidate Bill Brawley. Long time friend of Sue and crew.
Sue and County Commission candidate and our friend Corey Thompson

A great and enthusiastic crowd. Hungry too.
Sue greets Mecklenburg Sheriff candidate Chris Hailey

Pat and Hal







Muslim Brotherhood Panel Discussion


For those of you who have attended a Connect the Dots presentation, the following video will resonate well with you. Great linear overview of the nature of the threat posed by the rise of the non-violent Islamist movement in America. Please watch an share with your elected officials at all levels.

Sue Myrick Kicks Off Campaign Today


We expect a great crowd today for our kickoff event. The event is today (Saturday, Sept 25) at noon at the Reid House in downtown Matthews. Go to http://www.suemyrick.com/ for details and to RSVP. Hope to see you there.

Sep 22, 2010

Speech to Charlotte Christian Moms


Had a wonderful time last night at Providence Country Club with a new group of Charlotte Christian moms (and their husbands). Presented the Connect the Dots presentation and then took questions. We went very long, but I am encouraged by their interest and enthusiasm to do something. Gives me hope.

Sep 21, 2010

Tea and Me

I will be speaking at a Eastern North Carolina Tea Party Get Out the Vote Rally on Oct 2nd in Little Washington (2:00 - 4:00 pm rally time). I will be covering illegal immigration and terrorism issues in my remarks. For those of you whom I've recently met down East, come on out. I look forward to seeing you. Supposed to be a fairly large event.

Sep 19, 2010

Politic-ing with Pendergraph



We attended a fundraising event last night with our good friend Jim Pendergraph who is running for Mecklenburg County Commissioner. As many of you know, Sue and Jim worked very close together on fighting illegal immigration when Jim was Sheriff. Let's hope he wins and can help clean up the county government!

Sep 18, 2010

Code Words For Amnesty


In light of Sen. Reid's announcement this week to push for Amnesty, Sue Myrick has released the following video: http://www.youtube.com/Suemyrick4congress

New Job Search Leads on Capitol Hill


HOUSE GOP JOB LIST

This e-mail will be distributed twice weekly. Compiled and distributed by Patrick Baugh, Financial Administrator for Cong. Anh "Joseph" Cao, John Fleming, Bob Goodlatte, Duncan Hunter, Lynn Jenkins, Jerry Moran, Tim Murphy, Sue Myrick, Pete Olson & Erik Paulsen.

September 16, 2010

Press Secretary - Senior Republican member of House Energy & Commerce Committee has immediate opening for press secretary. Seeking candidate with superior writing skills, energy, and initiative – a self-starter who is politically astute and can quickly master a range of issues and situations and articulate and deliver focused messages. Candidate should have experience as a press secretary in a government, political or business environment. This is a senior level position in the office, and only candidates with appropriate experience and credentials should apply. Please send resumes to Houseofrep.jobs@mail.house.gov

Internship – Congressman Roscoe Bartlett’s Frederick District Office is currently seeking internship applicants with a good work ethic to start immediately for the fall semester. This internship provides an opportunity to observe and interact with the inner-workings of a Congressional office, as well as provide learning opportunities though assisting office staff with various duties and projects. Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter, references, and a writing sample to Ashley.Collier@mail.house.gov. Frederick ties preferred but not required.

September 7, 2010

Floor Monitor - Senate Republican Leadership office seeks a Floor Monitor to monitor all floor proceedings in the U.S. Senate and provide specific procedural updates to Senators and staff in relation to floor speeches, votes, Senate scheduling and details with respect to consent agreements between the Senate Majority Leader and Minority Leader that impact Senate proceedings. The floor monitor also provides support to Senators and staff as requested, including periodical inquiries and interpretations of the parliamentary situation on the Senate floor as well as assisting in the development of various briefing materials supporting Senate Republican Leadership. This is an entry to mid-level position. Strong communication and organizational skills needed. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to srcresumes@src.senate.gov.

September 2, 2010

Legislative Correspondent - Conservative Republican Member of Congress seeks an experienced Legislative Correspondent for their DC office. Primary responsibilities include running a high volume constituent mail operation; implementing an unsolicited mail/outreach program; editing and writing constituent letters; and handling a small portfolio of legislative issues. Ideal candidates will have one year of Capitol Hill experience, excellent writing skills, and Internet Quorum (IQ) expertise. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples to goplcposition@gmail.com.

Constituent Services Assistant – The Medford District Office of Greg Walden (OR-02) seeks a Constituent Services Assistant to handle a broad portfolio including front desk reception; answering constituent questions and dispatching casework; coordinating the district calendar and booking travel reservations for Congressman Walden and district staff; maintaining office equipment and inventory; managing the local internship program; and other various clerical, administrative, travel, and research duties. Must be highly organized and detail oriented, able to manage multiple tasks with consistent follow-through on long term activities, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and be a team player who is flexible in meeting the changing needs of a busy office. Submit inquiries to rob.patridge@mail.house.gov.

Fall Interns – Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is currently seeking fall interns with conservative values for his Washington, DC office. Interns will be responsible for maintaining general office duties including answering phones and sorting mail, conducting tours within the U.S. Capitol complex, assisting staff with office correspondence, attending legislative briefings, conducting research and other projects delegated by staff. Attention to detail and professionalism are highly valued. Wisconsin ties preferred but not required. This is an excellent opportunity for current college students or recent graduates interested in obtaining Capitol Hill experience. Interested candidates should direct their cover letter and resume to WI05Internships@gmail.com with Fall Internship in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Fall internship - Congressman Frank Lucas (R – OK) is seeking unpaid fall interns starting in September. Main responsibilities include answering phones, drafting letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed and giving tours of the Capitol. This is a great opportunity for those who are looking for experience in the legislative branch. Please send cover letter and resume to john.porter@mail.house.gov or fax to (202)225-8698.

Intern - The office of Congressman John Shadegg (AZ-03) is seeking candidates for internships starting immediately in his Washington, DC office. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work diligently and upon instruction in a fast-paced work environment. The ideal candidates will be personable, detail oriented, and able to interact well with constituents. The intern will have the opportunity to interact with the legislative staff, learn about the legislative process on Capitol Hill, and attend briefings of interest. Responsibilities include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative staff on various projects. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and cover letter to az03internship@gmail.com .

Interns - Rep. Vern Buchanan’s D.C. office is seeking several interns to start working as soon as possible for the fall semester. Interns must be current college students or recent graduates. This unpaid internship will offer the opportunity to attend congressional hearings, assist with correspondence and legislative work, and network with congressional staff. Ideal candidates will demonstrate trustworthiness, good communication skills, a strong work ethic, and conservative values. Please email a resume and cover letter to Interndcfl13@ymail.com . Please note your dates and times of availability. We can accommodate part-time schedules and academic credit programs, but preference will be given to applicants who are available full-time.

Interns - Midwestern Republican member’s Washington DC office is seeking unpaid intern applicants for the fall 2010 semester. Interns can expect wide-ranging opportunities to explore the legislative branch and enrich their understanding of the Federal government. A typical day of work can include: basic administrative tasks, giving tours, constituent correspondence, legislative research, hearing attendance, and otherwise assisting the staff as required. Successful applicants will have good interpersonal skills, a strong grasp of written language, and a positive work ethic. Priority will be given to Illinois applicants. Cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample should be sent to matt.leighton@mail.house.gov. Please include “Internship” in the subject line.

Sep 15, 2010

Shelby Tea Party Presentation Photos



I really enjoyed last night's Connect the Dots presentation to the Shelby Tea Party. Great group. Enthusiastic, curious and motivated group of people. Gives me faith in the future of our country. The Tea Party movement needs to pick up this message and help deliver it to the heart of America. The answer to this problem lies in the hands of the American public, they just need the information and the will to fight back.

Sep 13, 2010

Tolerance without Discernment is Ignorance


The following article is a re-post of the breaking story put out by our friends over at the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Credit Steve Emerson and his crew for again informing our country of the stories behind the stories we are feed from the mainstream news outlets.


Apparently Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the leader of the Ground Zero mosque effort, in his one man quest for religious reconciliation and bridge building failed to point out his association with an individual who believes 9/11 was an inside job, perpetrated by America. Rauf has apparently allowed this same man to lead the Friday prayers at the mosque where Rauf served as Imam. Rauf also jointly founded an organization with this man back in 1997 (details below), so the association is more than casual.


I believe a series of fair questions are in order here: Is this the type of person who would lead the prayers and interfaith outreach efforts in the new Ground Zero Mosque? Is this the type of information and preaching that Americans can expect from this facility at the base of Ground Zero? Did the State Department know of this association before it sanctioned and paid for sending Imam Rauf around the world to talk of American values? Are these the values that Imam Rauf holds? If the State Department did not know about this, what does that say about the vetting process they are using for their potential emissaries? Does the State Department have a vetting process? If he was vetted and passed the process, who is the person responsible for vetting and what is the process for firing him?


Enjoy the excellent article below:


Ground Zero Mosque Group Includes 9/11 Denier
IPT NewsSeptember 13, 2010


In his interview with CNN's Soledad O'Brien on Wednesday, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf defended his plans to build a mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero, saying "You cannot heal a trauma by walking away from it. We have to sit down. We have to talk about it. We have to dialogue about it and find a way to move through it and beyond it."
But a trove of videos and writings available on the Internet shows that a longtime partner of Rauf believes the 9/11 terror attacks were "an inside job" by U.S. government and corporate interests, the Investigative Project on Terrorism found.
Faiz Khan, a physician who claims to have been a first responder after the September 11 attacks, is a founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth and is on the advisory board of the Muslims for 9/11 Truth. In an essay on the Alliance's website, he argued that "the prime factor for the success of the criminal mission known as 9/11 did not come from the quarter known as 'militant Islam' although the phenomenon known as 'militant Islamic networks' may have played a partial role, or even a less than partial role - perhaps the role of patsy and scapegoat."
In speeches, Khan says people in the Third World, where the "sleaze of governance" is more of a given, few people question whether 9/11 was an inside job.

Khan also helped form the American Sufi Muslim Association in 1997 with Rauf, a group now known as the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA). ASMA and Rauf's Cordoba Initiative are leading the mosque effort in lower Manhattan.
Khan has led Friday prayers at the Al Farah Mosque, where Rauf is the imam, for years. That practice continued at least through December – after the mosque proposal was unveiled -- when Khan was cited and photographed in an article in the German magazine Der Spiegel on the project.
Khan and Rauf also are members of the Sufi Circle, created in 2004 to promote "a Divine Love, unity and tolerance for a happy and meaningful life." In an announcement for a pending appearance, Khan's photograph on the Sufi site comes from this 2005 speech he gave explaining his beliefs about the 9/11 attacks. Cropped out is a sign behind Khan that reads "Expose the 9/11 Cover-Up."
In that speech, Khan claimed people he meets in the Middle East and North Africa take government responsibility for 9/11 as a given and ask what Americans don't understand. In the Third World, he explained "the sleaze of governance is a lot more transparent" and accepted by the public. He also urged people not to get hung up on the concept of nation states:
"There's no such thing as a Saudi nation, there is a royal sleazy family there. And there is no such thing as the American nation when it comes to 9/11 because there's a sleazy mob, if you will, in the White House that co-opts Washington, D.C. and actualizes the agendas of Wall Street. That is the way things have worked all throughout history."

Rauf and Daisy Khan did not respond to emails seeking comment. In an email received late Friday afternoon, Khan said he was no longer an ASMA officer and had not preached at Rauf's Al Farah mosque "for several years now." He indicated that he dropped out of the 9/11 truth movement to focus on his medical career. But his views have not changed:
"I am not sure what happened on 911, and as I have stated in articles, and other sources you may have come across - the 'official explanation' is demonstrably false...since multiple facets of it have been shown to be thus by independent investigators."

Rauf and Daisy Khan never discussed 9/11 theories with him, Faiz Khan wrote. Despite being cited in the December 2009 Der Spiegel article about the mosque project, Khan said he hasn't spoken with Rauf or Daisy Khan "for several years now."

On June 3, 2006, Khan spoke at a 9/11 truth summit called "Revealing the Truth/Reclaiming our Future" in Chicago. In his remarks, he acknowledged that there is a militant Islamist movement, but "the most logical explanation" for 9/11 is that the hijackers were "working for us" in furtherance of a corporate-controlled schemes involving gigantic stock trades, billions of dollars in heroin sales and interest in Caspian Sea resources.

The speech was videotaped and remains available on the Internet. In it, he traced his doubts about the attack to the days and weeks immediately afterward, explaining how he stopped serving as a clergyman at memorial services for 9/11 victims because "I would ruffle a lot of feathers at a memorial service if he got up there and said it wasn't just angry Muslims gone bad. There's a lot more to this." He provided a similar account at another meeting captured on video.

A month later, he moderated a panel at a joint ASMA/Cordoba Initiative conference in Copenhagen. The conference was part of ASMA's Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow program. His biography identified Khan as a member of ASMA's board of directors and "Assistant Imam at the Al-Farah Mosque in Manhattan and the Islamic Center of Long Island. Since 9/11 where he treated victims of the tragedy he has embarked to dispel misunderstandings about Islam."

In his 9/11 truth activities, Khan stresses the greatest misunderstanding is about what really happened in 2001. Faiz Khan's multi-faceted conspiracy theories include:
It's a mistake to blame the attack on "angry Muslims gone bad." There is a strain of militant Islam. But "are these the guys the one who brought down the WTC or are they the patsy?" The most logical explanation for 9/11, he said in Chicago, is "that they are still working for us. And this goes into, well, who's us and who's them? Right? How do you define America, how do you define nation-state anymore? Has this become a kind of trans-national phenomena at this point? So they're still working for 'us,' but we're not 'us.' But who is us? Corporate interests is us. Special interests is us. But that's not us, the American people. So that is the most logical explanation – that these people are still working for working for us."

Intelligence failures were the result of benign neglect or worse fueled by Wall Street, corporate America and the banking industry. "The fact that all the directors and all the highest ranking officials of the national security apparatus are from that sector. This CIA, the NSA, is a creature of corporate America. It is not a creature of the American interest."
The heroin trade creates billions of dollars which are laundered by Citicorp and Procter and Gamble. "They all launder."
"The state of Israel, its criminal establishment, its secret service and its use and marriage with false flag operations."

The latest posting on the website for Muslims for 9/11 Truth is by a Dr. Syed Zaidi who proposed that after a "neutral" United Nations investigation of the 9/11 attacks, if it is determined the U.S. government was complicit in the attacks, a huge mosque should be built at the very Ground Zero site itself as a measure of atonement to the world's Muslims.
Rauf has not expressed similar views, but his critics point to his 2001 statement on "60 Minutes" that American policy served as "an accessory" to the attacks. Pressed about that in Wednesday's CNN interview, Rauf seemed to accept the notion that Osama bin Laden was an American creation:

RAUF: Well, I mean, Osama bin Laden was something, you know, we had worked with before and we seen what bin Laden did. And the sentiment certainly was bin Laden has shifted and we see what has happened and we have to understand what has happened in order to solve it. But we -- we -- the work that we have to do now is not about pointing fingers.O'BRIEN: People always say that to me, I don't want to point fingers, when they don't want to necessarily answer the question, which is do you think the U.S. was responsible for those attacks on its own soil by terrorists?RAUF: I was also trying to say -- to share part of my role in bridge building, Soledad, is like what I do when marital couple comes to me, you know, when they've had some discord, for counseling. And part of what I have to do is to speak the truth to each side, or to tell them, when you say this, your husband hears that. When you, sir, when you say this, your wife hears that.It is part of my responsibility as a bridge builder to speak the truth about what's great about America, what we've done right, and what our less glorious moments. And many people feel that the Iraq adventure, for example, has been one of our less glorious moments. But unless we're able to look and speak truthfully and understand the issues, then the conversation is going to devolve into a situation where we're not going to be able to work and build bridges towards peace.

Faiz Khan has maintained a low profile as the mosque debate intensified but his writings and speeches remain available and overlap with his work with ASMA and his preaching in Rauf's mosque. The Der Spiegel article quotes him marveling about the "wonderful potential" of the mosque site and his belief that "New York can be a place of healing."
What Khan thinks caused the wound is not in sync with most New Yorkers.
But to Khan, there is nothing to debate. "I don't speak in conspiracy theory," he said at the Chicago truth event. "I speak in terms of conspiracy fact." By delving into it, he told an audience, they are conducting "the most exalted jihad."

Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/2172/ground-zero-mosque-group-includes-9-11-denier