The Joint Select Committee

On Intelligence

(the group who investigated 9-11 for Congress)



So, some thirty people have gathered together. Amongst them, an ex Bilderberger, some Trilateral bods, a few in the Council on Foreign Relations, a high ranking Mason, Gary Condit, a Rockefeller and an ex Hollywood actor. This has all the makings of a grand conspiracy. Sadly, it's the group in charge of investigating 9-11.


What started off as a simple search turned into an obsessional inquiry into the history of the people who will decide whether the CIA/FBI/Republicans made mistakes and how they should reform. I started to wince when I saw the first Carlyle Group donation - it only went downhill from there.


What follows is what I found; a list of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Committee on Intelligence. Each member was researched and notable objections to impartiality were noted.


(note – I did this back in April and it currently has not been updated with the findings, and the interim stories and leaks)



The Pledge -


House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence 107th Congress



Porter J. Goss, R - Florida



Doug Bereuter, Nebraska

Michael N. Castle, Delaware

Sherwood L. Boehlert, New York

Jim Gibbons, Nevada

Ray LaHood, Illinois

Randy "Duke" Cunningham, California

Peter Hoekstra, Michigan

Richard Burr, North Carolina

Saxby Chambliss, Georgia

Terry Everett, Alabama



Nancy Pelosi, California, Ranking Democrat

Sanford D. Bishop, Georgia

Jane Harman, California

Gary A. Condit, California

Tim Roemer, Indiana

Silvestre Reyes, Texas

Leonard L. Boswell, Iowa

Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota

Bud Cramer, Alabama







"A former Central Intelligence Agency Clandestine Services Officer"


"A 1960 honors graduate from Yale University, Goss served two years in the United States Army as an intelligence officer. He  moved to Sanibel in 1971 after an illness cut short his 10-year career as a Clandestine Services Officer with the Central  Intelligence Agency."

(source also





member: Council on Foreign Relations & Phi Beta Kappa at University of Nebraska



donations by Enron 1990-2000: $10,000







"He has played a major role in shaping the intelligence budget in response to the September 11 attacks and most recently has  traveled to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base on an Intelligence fact finding trip. He will continue his push to reform the U.S.  satellite launch program, which he believes needs more accountability and better acquisition practices in order to protect  U.S. intelligence and taxpayer dollars."



Contributed to Patriot Act






"Boehlert has served on the Science Committee since 1983, and was elected Chairman in January 2001. The Committee has  jurisdiction over all federal nonmilitary scientific and technology research and development programs, on which the federal  government spends more than $30 billion a year. The Committee has jurisdiction over NASA, the National Science Foundation,  and research and development initiatives within the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and the  Department of Commerce. In addition, the Committee has jurisdiction over civil aviation research and development and marine  research."


"Boehlert is a delegate to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, also at the appointment of the Speaker, where he serves as  chairman of the Assembly's Scientific and Technology Committee."





JIM GIBBONS (http://


ex Vietnam vet (flew on reconnaisance mission) & likes his gambling! (fought to keep ATM's in Casino's)


no, this man's not bought ...

Top donations in 1998

1 MGM Grand $14,000

2 Sierra Nevada Corp $12,000

3 Harrah's Entertainment $9,500

4 Sierra Health Services $8,250

5 Circus Circus Enterprises $7,500

5 Starwood Capital Group $7,500

7 Boyd Gaming $6,000

7 Hilton Hotels $6,000







a good guy!

"Ray has been an outspoken proponent of reducing the nation's $5.5 trillion debt, and he continues to believe this should be  Congress' top priority."







strong military background

"Duke's experience in Vietnam and his background as an educator prepared him well to train fighter pilots at the Navy Fighter  Weapons School -- the famed "Top Gun" program at Miramar Naval Air Station. As Commanding Officer of the elite Navy Adversary  Squadron, Cunningham flew Russian tactics and formations against America's best combat fighter pilots. Many of his real-life  experiences as a Navy aviator and fighter pilot instructor were depicted in the popular movie "Top Gun."

  Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1987, Cunningham translated the Masters in Business Administration he earned at  National University into a successful business in San Diego."



oh yes, he's a military man:

top contributors 2001/2 (shut your eyes & guess who's top!)

1 Carlyle Group $20,000

2 Orincon Corp $13,000

3 Cubic Corp $12,000

4 Northrop Grumman $11,000

5 ADCS Inc $10,000

5 General Dynamics $10,000

5 Science Applications International Corp $10,000

8 BAE Systems North America $9,000

9 Titan Corp $7,300

10 Lockheed Martin $7,000

10 Qualcomm Inc $7,000

12 Associated Builders & Contractors $6,000

12 Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez $6,000

12 General Atomics $6,000

12 SBC Communications $6,000

16 Continental Maritime $5,250

17 American Trucking Assn $5,000

17 Boeing Co $5,000

17 FedEx Corp $5,000

17 National Assn for Uniformed Services $5,000

17 National Assn of Realtors $5,000

17 Seafarers International Union $5,000






"As one of the few former Fortune 500 business executives in Congress, Congressman Pete Hoekstra brings a unique blend of  experience and perspective as he represents Michigan’s Second Congressional District in Washington."



Furniture Executive at Herman Miller Co. (



(couldn't resist this link - Pete likes asparagus -






"Burr is Vice-Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee"







Well, initially he didn't look like too much of a bad guy, but then I found his actual website & I wonder exactly how devoted  to this 9-11 probe he actually is:


"While some critics have tried to make political hay with the outrageous suggestion that the president was given specific  information that could have prevented the tragedies of last Sept. 11, this is no time to revert to partisan politics."


"As chairman of the House Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, I can say that the intelligence information was as  vague and nonspecific as most everything else coming out of the intelligence community on terrorism at that time. That said,  we should not be distracted from the critical issues we need to address by political mudslinging."


"For this reason, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and I, along with several other colleagues, have introduced a bill that will  make great strides in eliminating the stovepipes that exist in the intelligence and law enforcement worlds with respect to  the sharing of vital information and helping various computer systems communicate together."



Top contributors 2001/2:

1 National Republican Senatorial Cmte $17,500

2 Gold Kist $10,500

3 AFLAC Inc $10,000

3 American Bankers Assn $10,000

3 Americans for a Republican Majority $10,000







Also serves on:

ARMED SERVICES Subcommittees: Procurement; Military Facilities and Installations



Professional Experience:

    Airman 1st Class, United States Air Force, 1955-1959

    President, Premium Home Builders, Everett Land Development Company

    Union Springs Newspapers, Inc.

    Owner/Operator, Hickory Ridge Farms.

Organizational Memberships:

    Alabama Press Association

    Dothan Federal Savings Bank, Board of Directors, Chairman.



"served in the United States Air Force as an intelligence specialist"



from "Bad Ideas" (in the wake of 9-11)

"Rep Terry Everett’s (R-Ala) attempt to get peanut subsidies as a matter of urgency after September 11 by saying that “farm  aid strengthens national security.” The Wall Street Journal pointed out that the proposed peanut subsidies would just happen  to benefit Everett, a farmer as well as a Congressman, to the tune of $30,000."



40th Richest American Politician

"A former newspaper publisher and real estate developer, Everett disclosed a net worth of more than $4.9 million on his 2000  financial disclosure forms, up slightly from the $4.1 million he reported the previous year.


His major assets include a 400-acre farm in Houston County, Ala., worth between $500,000 and $1 million, and Treasury notes  valued at between $500,000 and $1 million. He also has money market accounts, CDs and holdings through a variety of other  investment vehicles. "







"On October 10, 2001, Congresswoman Pelosi was elected by her colleagues to become House Democratic Whip, the highest-  ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Congress."



21st Richest Member of Congress

"21. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) $14 million


The incoming Minority Whip derives most of her money from real estate and business investments. Her husband, Paul, has  diverse holdings in everything from resort hotels to wine estates as well as a limousine business.


Large assets in her husband's name include an investment worth between $1 million and $5 million in Nine Forty Five Battery,  a San Francisco-based real estate partnership and another real estate partnership, called Thirteen Hundred One Sansome LLC,  also valued at between $1 million and $5 million.


The couple own rental property on K Street in Washington, D.C., valued at between $500,000 and $1 million, and an eight-acre  vineyard in Napa worth between $1 million and $5 million."







What a busy boy!

"Most recently, he has been selected to serve as Chairman of the Working Group on Defense of Physical Infrastructure and  Natural Resources, a Democratic House task force to maximize homeland security. He is also a Democratic Whip at-large;  co-chairman of the Forestry 2000 Task Force, promoting sound forestry policy; co-chairman of the House Peanut Caucus,  promoting sound policy for growers, agri-businesses, and consumers; member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition, an organization of  fiscally-conservative House Democrats, where he serves on the coalition's Defense and Healthcare Task Forces; and a member of  the Congressional Black Caucus, Rural Health Care Coalition, Congressional Rural Caucus, National Guard and Reserve  Components Caucus, Congressional Air Power Caucus, Depot Caucus, Public Pension Reform Caucus, Congressional Children's  Working Group, Law Enforcement Caucus, National Security Caucus, Impact Aid Coalition, Vietnam Era Veterans in Congress,  Congressional Arts Caucus, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Federal Government Service  Caucus, and the Council on Foreign Relations, a privately-funded research and educational organization."


" He served in the U.S. Army, completed basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, entered Advanced Reserve Officers Training,  and received an Honorable Discharge in 1971. He resided in Columbus, Georgia, from 1972 to 1996, where he was the primary  partner in the law firm of Bishop and Buckner, P.C. He is an Eagle Scout The Boy Scouts of America, a 32nd Degree Mason, a  Shriner, and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Albany, Georgia"

(just to repeat "he is 32nd Degree Mason" - I'm guessing nobody told him about the secrecy thang)


[info on shiners:]


also member of the:

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity





Jane Harman (


"A graduate of Los Angeles' public schools, Harman received her B.A. from Smith College in 1966 and her J.D. from Harvard Law  School in 1969. She served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights,  Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for President Jimmy Carter, Special Counsel to the Department of Defense, attorney, and  businesswoman."



Professional Experience:

    Special Counsel, Department of Defense, 1979


    Counsel, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue

    Director, Secretary, Outside General Counsel, Human International Industries

    Legislative Aide

    White House Aide.

Organizational Memberships:

    Founder & Member, South Bay Alliance for Choice

    Los Angeles County Technology Committee

    Visiting Committee, JFK School of Government Harvard University.




3rd Richest Member of Congress (Go Democrats!!!)

"6. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) $105 million


This former three-term House Member, who returned to the chamber in 2000, is married to Sidney Harman, founder of the Fortune  500 electronics company Harman International Industries, which manufactures high-end stereo equipment. The company paid him  $1.3 million in 1999, according to the financial disclosure statement Harman filed during her 2000 House race. She declined  to list his salary in her 2000 filing.

   The couple also have a variety of other investments to supplement Harman's Congressional salary, and her financial  disclosure statement revealed a net worth of more than $53 million.

   Her husband's holdings in Harman International Industries alone are worth between $50 million and $100 million, up  significantly from between the $10 million and $50 million she estimated in 1999.

   The Harmans also have investment funds with holdings in commercial real estate property throughout the Washington, D.C.,  as well as Mexico, Argentina, Germany and Italy."



"The Intelligence Committee is a key one for the congresswoman, who as the representative of the 36th District, has major  intelligence equipment contractors as her constituents. The new generation of spy satellites, a top-secret project out of a  low-profile federal agency called the National Reconnaissance Office, is believed to be bigger in scope than the Manhattan  Project, with a cost estimated at $25 billion over 20 years. Two contractors from El Segundo, Raytheon and Boeing, are  involved in building the new satellites. Harman's position on the Intelligence Committee means she is one of the few people  in the country who is regularly briefed on this highly classified project."



some top contributors (2001/2)

1 AOL Time Warner $13,250

2 National Venture Capital Assn $12,000

3 Boeing Co $11,500

4 General Motors $11,000

5 Blue Dog PAC $10,000

5 Carpenters & Joiners Union $10,000

5 United Auto Workers $10,000

8 Park Place Entertainment $9,000

9 Jones, Day et al $8,300

10 DreamWorks SKG $8,000

10 Loral Spacecom $8,000

12 Lockheed Martin $7,500

12 Raytheon Co $7,500



member: Council on Foreign Relations







Two words: Chandra Levy






One of the good guys





WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer (D-IN), a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, will introduce legislation  calling for the creation of an independent commission to investigate the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United  States. Roemer plans to incorporate the legislation as an amendment to the Intelligence Authorization bill that will come  before the full House within the next few weeks.


"It is imperative that we establish a commission that is free of partisanship and independent of the intelligence community  that can make a full and complete accounting of the circumstances surrounding the awful tragedy of September 11," said  Roemer. "The American people deserve answers to their many questions surrounding the terrorist attacks and what steps we must  take to prevent future attacks."







Vietnam vet & worked for INS as El Paso Border Patrol Chief



"Bush's Budget Makes Bad Situation Worse"


otherwise, seems a down-the-line Texan






Professional Experience:

    Farmer, 1976-present

    Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, 1956-76.

Organizational Memberships:

    Iowa Department of Economic Development, Board Member

    Cattlemen's Association

    Graceland College, Board of Trustees



"In 1956, Leonard was drafted into the United States Army as a private. He would spend twenty years serving his country in  the Army, eventually rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. While serving his country, his education became an on-going  process. He first graduated with honors from the Artillery Officers Candidate School. Later in his career, he would graduate  first in his class from both the Army Aviation Fixed Wing Flight School and later from the Army Aviation Helicopter Flight  School. He also graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and later returned  there as an educator, imparting the knowledge he gained throughout his military career onto another generation of brave  soldiers.

   During his long and distinguished military career (earning him two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Bronze Stars, the  Soldier’s Medal, and numerous other awards and decorations) Boswell saw the world. Leonard served two one-year tours of duty  as an assault helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He also served two NATO tours of duty in Europe, first for four years in Germany,  and later three years in Portugal. Though he saw the world, the place he truly desired to be was back home in Iowa."



on election tactics






Professional Experience:

    US Army National Guard, Staff Sergeant, 1963-69

    CPA, owner and partner.

Organizational Memberships:

    Ducks Unlimited

    Cormorant Lake Sportsmen Club

    American Legion

    Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.




seems decent, but his heart's in the wrong place!:

“I am pleased that we have agreed to focus on improving our protection efforts and not waste time trying to assign blame.”





BUD CRAMER (aka Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer Jr.) (


"The city of Huntsville is home to the  U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal. Cramer works tirelessly in Congress in support of the  vital defense work performed at Redstone. He played an important role in convincing a military base panel to transfer  thousands of Army jobs from St. Louis to Huntsville to form the Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM).

   Huntsville is also home to key elements of the Army’s Space and Strategic Defense Command, the Army Corps of Engineers,  and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center.

   Cramer firmly believes in a strong, active space program. As one of NASA’s top allies in Congress, he has led the fight  for Huntsville’s NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and programs like the NASA space station. He is also a strong supporter of  the world-renowned U.S. Space and Rocket Center and U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville.

   While defense and NASA have deep roots in north Alabama, the agency with the longest history is the Tennessee Valley  Authority (TVA). Since the 1930’s, TVA has helped provide the region essential services like electric power, flood control,  and land management. Cramer, a staunch defender of TVA services, is currently fighting to stop efforts by Congress to  dismantle TVA.

   Another one of Cramer’s priorities is bringing new jobs to north Alabama. His most recent success story is the Boeing  Company’s decision to build a $450 million rocket plant in Decatur. The plant, which will employ up to 3000 people, is one of  the biggest industrial wins in state history. Cramer met personally with Boeing officials to urge them to choose Alabama over  competing states. He credits the win to the outstanding teamwork of state and local officials."



Professional Experience:

    Captain, United States Army Reserve, 1976-1978

    Assistant District Attorney, 1973-1975

    Director of Clinical Studies Program, 1972-1973

    2nd Lieutenant, United States Army, 1972

    Instructor, University of Alabama School of Law.

Organizational Memberships:

    Alabama District Attorney's Association

    National Children's Advocacy Center

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

    American Bar Assn Natl Legal Resource Ctr for Child Advocacy & Protection.



Top contributors 2001/2

1 Alabama Farmers Federation $10,000

2 Mevatec Corp $9,700

3 Lockheed Martin $9,500

3 Sparta Inc $9,500

5 Collazo Enterprises $9,250

6 Boeing Co $8,500

7 Miltec Inc $7,000

8 Cas Inc $6,000

8 Teledyne Technologies $6,000

8 Utility Automated Integrators $6,000



Top contributors 1999/2000

1 Anderson & Anderson $16,500

2 Collazo Enterprises $14,000

3 Boeing Co $12,750

4 Lockheed Martin $12,200

5 Intergraph Corp $10,500

6 Mevatec Corp $10,250

6 Southern Co $10,25



Top contributor 1997/8

1 Boeing Co $12,500






US Senate Committee on Intelligence 107th Congress



Bob Graham, Florida -  CHAIRMAN


Carl Levin, Michigan

John D. Rockefeller, West Virginia

Dianne Feinstein, California

Ron Wyden, Oregon

Richard J. Durbin, Illinois

Evan Bayh, Indiana

John Edwards, North Carolina

Barbara Mikulski, Maryland



Richard C. Shelby, Alabama - VICE CHAIRMAN


Jon Kyl, Arizona

James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma

Orrin Hatch, Utah

Pat Roberts, Kansas

Mike DeWine, Ohio

Fred Thompson, Tennessee

Richard Lugar, Indiana







"He was a primary author of the USA PATRIOT Act"


"Even before September 11th, Senator Graham was the primary mover behind Counterintelligence 21, which President Clinton  signed in December 2000 and the Bush administration has pledged to continue. This initiative is a far-reaching, methodical  approach to identifying the most sensitive information in our government and then safeguarding that information."


"He received a bachelor's degree in 1959 from the University of Florida, where he was Phi Beta Kappa"




Major assets: Interest in The Graham Companies, a family

real estate business in Miami-Dade County, $1 million-$5

million; note receivable, $500,001-$1 million; profit

sharing and pension plan with the Graham Companies,

$50,001-$100,000; stock in Bank United Financial Corp.,

$5,001- $50,000.


Major sources of unearned income: Interest on note

receivable, $100,001-$1 million; income on profit sharing

plan, $5,001-$15,000.







seems like quite a decent guy! Called for Enron investigation & made this very wise (but ignored) statement about Star Wars:

"I'd love to have a defense against a North Korean missile if I could have it operationally effective and take away whatever  leverage that gets them. But I don't, in that process, want to create a greater danger to ourselves."





"Carl Levin is determined to get angry about Big Oil and high gasoline prices — no matter what the evidence says. The  Democratic senator from Michigan — under the aegis of the well-named Permanent Investigations subcommittee — spent 396 pages  and who-knows-how-many taxpayer dollars drilling for political black gold in the field of possible price collusion by Big  Oil." (source:,8599,234535,00.html)




JOHN D ROCKEFELLER (aka Jay Rockefeller) (aka John Davison RockefellerIV)  (



"After college, Rockefeller worked for the Peace Corps in Washington, DC where he served as the operations director for their  largest overseas program in the Philippines. He continued his public service in 1964-65 as a VISTA volunteer. He was then  elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1966, and to the office of West Virginia Secretary of State in 1968.  Following his term as Secretary of State, he served as President of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1973 to 1976."


"As part of his economic strategy, Rockefeller in 1995, 1997 and 1999, led Project Harvest trade missions, introducing West  Virginia businesses to Japan and Taiwan, opening markets for West Virginia products."



Member of Trilateral Commission 2002 by e-mailing the trilateral commission)



5th Richest Member of Congress (on disclosed finance!!!)


5. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) $200 million

"Rockefeller is the great-grandson of John D. Rockefeller, one of the world's first billionaires. Although Forbes estimates  the Rockefeller family fortune to be at least $8.5 billion in October 2000, Rockefeller listed assets of more than $100  million - most of which is tied up in three qualified blind trusts and other investments - on his 2000 financial disclosure  forms.

   Other investments listed on his forms include U.S. savings bonds and numerous stocks in his wife's name. The stocks  include shares in companies such as DoubleClick Inc., Walt Disney Co., Cisco Systems, Amgen, Applied Materials, AT&T  Wireless, PepsiCo Inc., Nortel Networks Corp., Sotheby's Holdings Inc., Triangle Pharmaceuticals, United Parcel Service and  Rolls-Royce."



Top Contributors 2001/2 (airlines just lurve him :-))

1 Delta Airlines $18,550

2 Baron & Budd $13,000

3 AFLAC Inc $11,000

3 United Airlines $11,000

5 Bank One Corp $10,150

6 Air Line Pilots Assn $10,000

6 American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees $10,000

6 Bayer Corp $10,000

6 DASHPAC $10,000

6 FedEx Corp $10,000

6 Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,000

6 Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union $10,000

13 Ernst & Young $9,000

13 O'Melveny & Myers $9,000

15 Kirkland & Ellis $8,936

16 Park Corp $8,000

17 Bowles, Rice et al $7,700

18 Lockheed Martin $7,300



"As sweeping security measures are put into place across the United States, it is important that our law enforcement officers  are included. Police are our first line of defense, and with our changing world, their jobs are no longer simply local to  their districts. Police departments need to be connected to the Internet in order to be effective law enforcers on a local  level as well as a national level." - Jay Rockefeller

(source: security.htm)







Professional Experience:

    Public Official.

Organizational Memberships:

    Biderberg Foreign Policy Conference, 1991

    Japan Society of Northern California, 1988-89

    San Francisco Education Fund, 1988-89

    Trilateral Commission, 1988

    Director, Bank of California, 1988-89

    Inter-American Dialogue, 1988-Present.



(joint) 8th Richest Member of Congress

"8. (tie) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) $50 million


California's senior Senator has extensive, diversified holdings with her husband, real estate mogul Richard Blum, most of  which are in his name. Blum is chairman of the merchant banking firm BLUM Capital Partners.

   Feinstein's assets, which are held directly or through the Bertram Feinstein Trust as separate property, consist of her  interest in Carlton Hotel Properties, a pension from the city of San Francisco, a deposit account at Bank of America and the  Freedom Cash Management Fund. Together those assets are worth between $5 million and $25 million.

   She also has a qualified blind trust valued at between $1 million and $5 million that was established in 1991 and  qualified in 1993, and she is the beneficiary of the Richard C. Blum Marital Trusts of 1994 and 1996.

   The Feinsteins own a condo in Princeville, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, and have deposit accounts at the Bank of  America and First Republic Bank. The couple's investment in Carlton Hotel Properties is valued at between $5 million and $25  million.

   Blum owns more than $1 million worth of stock in Northwest Airlines and a company called Kinetic Concepts. He has smaller  stock holdings in dozens of other major companies."



Top Contributors (1997-2002)

1 California Victory 2000 $57,500

2 Global Crossing $24,000

3 Walt Disney Co $22,750

4 General Dynamics $21,800

5 William Morris Agency $21,000

6 AOL Time Warner $18,100

7 Ernst & Young $17,300

8 Gateway Inc $16,600

9 O'Melveny & Myers $16,500

9 Sempra Energy $16,500

9 Wells Fargo & Co $16,500

12 Cisco Systems $16,480

13 Qualcomm Inc $16,000

14 Bank of America $15,889

15 University of California $15,375

16 Edison International $15,250

17 Yucaipa Companies $15,000

18 Vivendi Universal $13,500

19 Manatt, Phelps et al $13,250

19  SBC Communications $13,250



and we've got her to thank for this:








Top contributers 1997-20021

1 National Jewish Democratic Council $45,800

2 Wilshire Financial Services Group $30,900

3 Deloitte & Touche $22,850

4 Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $20,000

4 Teamsters Union $20,000

6 Andersen $17,700

7 Crown Pacific Partners $16,150

8 Pacific Crest Securities $15,250

9 Human Rights Campaign $15,000

10 PricewaterhouseCoopers $14,500

11 Andersen Construction $14,000

11 Pioneer Resources $14,000

13 Shaklee Corp $12,750

14 AOL Time Warner $12,250

15 Schnitzer Steel Industries $11,970

16 American Hospital Assn $11,500

17 KPMG LLP $11,295

18 American Health Care Assn $11,000

18 National Auto Dealers Assn $11,000

18 National Education Assn $11,000

18 Seafarers International Union $11,000







Another pretty good guy






"Bayh serves on four Senate committees: Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, on which he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on  International Trade and Finance; Energy and Natural Resources; the Select Committee on Intelligence; and the Special  Committee on Aging.

   Bayh is a leader of the New Democrat movement. He serves as Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), a  national group of Democratic elected officials and community leaders who offer a third-way approach on issues that often fall  victim to partisan politics. Bayh is a member of the Senate Centrist Coalition, a group of moderate senators from both  parties who meet regularly and work together to find common ground. He helped establish the New Democrat Coalition, a new and  growing group of senators who are committed to sensible bipartisan progress. Bayh also serves on the Board of Directors of  the National Endowment for Democracy, a non-partisan group that works to promote and strengthen democratic institutions  worldwide."



father was a freemason

(source: - R9M0IOYSM)


Top contributors (1997-2002)

1 Conseco Inc $63,250

2 Morgan Stanley $40,200

3 Goldman Sachs $37,000

4 Eli Lilly & Co $36,450

5 Carlyle Group $26,058

6 CIBC Wood Gundy Holdings $24,750

7 SBC Communications $24,555

8 Bank One Corp $23,544

9 Cinergy Corp $22,500

10 Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $20,000

11 Blue Cross/Blue Shield $19,739

12 Bank of America $19,249

13 State of Indiana $18,148

14 Baker & Daniels $17,650

15 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $17,500

16 Bear Stearns $17,250

17 Andersen $15,750

17 Citigroup Inc $15,750

17 Swidler, Berlin et al $15,750

20 Independent Insurance Agents of America $15,664



"In the presidential election of 2000 Bayh was on the list of possible running mate for Al Gore, and he is often listed among  the likely presidential candidates in 2004"



On bringing back national service


Understatement of the millenium - on why CIA agents should come forward with what they knew

""A little embarrassment is a small price to pay for keeping thousands of Americans from potentially losing their lives in  the years to come," he said at the White House."







(Joint) 18th Richest Member of Congress

"18. (tie) Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) $15 million

North Carolina's junior Senator made his fortune as a successful trial attorney, earning millions representing children and  others in personal injury lawsuits. Although he listed roughly $22 million in assets on his 1999 disclosure forms, he  disclosed about $14 million in assets on his 2000 forms.

   Edwards maintains an impressive multimillion-dollar stock-and-bond portfolio, much of which is held through a blind trust.  He also owns property in Raleigh, N.C., including several buildings valued at more than $700,000, and reported $1.4 million  he received as part of a 1998 buyout provision with his law firm, which is being paid out over five years."



Top contributors 1997-2002

1 Girardi & Keese $75,000

2 Baron & Budd $31,000

3 Kramer, Dillof et al $29,018

4 Beasley, Allen et al $25,800

5 Twiggs, Abrams et al $23,500

6 Womble, Carlyle et al $23,000 (lawyers)

7 State of North Carolina $22,058

8 Guilford Mills $21,300

9 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $17,500

10 Jack H Olender & Assoc $16,081

11 Michaels & Jones $15,250

12  Cree Inc $13,000

12 Tharrington Smith $13,000

14 Bank of America $12,950

14 Smith, Helms et al $12,950

16 Parker, Poe et al $12,541

17 Ferguson, Stein et al $12,000

18 Hare, Wynn et al $11,250

19 Minor & Assoc $11,000

20 Quality Oil Co $10,500



Plus point

"Big Brother is Watching" - legislation protecting privacy






Democratic Conference Secretary, but otherwise almost entirely bland - another good guy!







"At a time when some would ignore potential threats to U. S. security, Sen. Shelby has continued to advocate for the  strongest and best prepared national defense system possible. He continues to fight each year, as a member of the Defense  Subcommittee, to maintain funding needed to protect not only the servicemen and women stationed around the world, but also to  ensure that they have the training and equipment needed to survive and win any conflict. He also maintains careful watch over  our nation's defense and aerospace industries critical to not only the nation's defense and readiness, but to Alabama's  thriving economy as well. His support for the creation of a ballistic missile defense system, needed to protect the United  States from attack, is an important defense priority."




Major assets: Apartment complex in Tuscaloosa, Ala., $5

million-$25 million; stock in Tuscaloosa Title Co., $1

million-$5 million; Washington townhouse $500,000-$1

million; Tuscaloosa house $500,000-$1 million.


Major sources of unearned income: Dividends from Tuscaloosa

Title Co., $100,000-$1 million; rent from apartment complex,

$100,000-$1 million.







Deputy Senate Whip

Lawyer with Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in Phoenix, Arizona 1966-1986.



Despite no financial anomalies or other interests, he seems to support the Bush agenda 100%


"I strongly support the President's call for additional increases in defense spending over the next five years to further  improve conditions for our men and women in uniform, and to give them the intelligence and equipment they will need to  protect the United States and defeat terrorism.

   If we are to identify and defend against future terrorist attacks, we must have a first-rate intelligence community. We  must re-evaluate our intelligence-gathering activities worldwide. The United States had no warning of the September 11  attack, though it was planned well in advance. As a senior member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I will work  to ensure that Congress provides the nation's intelligence agencies with the tools they need to make America safer."


"Those horrific attacks confirmed what many of us have been urging for some time – that we must alter our approach to  security, focusing  much more on counterterrorism. Now that I am the ranking member of the terrorism subcommittee, I have  continued to work with the new Chairman to hold hearings and sponsor legislation to deal with the terrorist threat. We were  successful in passing an amendment in the Senate that reflected the recommendations of several expert commissions on  counterterrorism; however, the language was removed by a conference committee before the final version of the bill was  passed.

   In addition to taking steps to protect ourselves from future terrorist attacks using planes, suitcase bombs, or other such  means, we need to focus on another growing threat – the threat of a ballistic missile attack. Roughly two dozen countries now  have or are developing ballistic missiles. President Bush has expressed particular concern about North Korea, Iran, and Iraq  – and I agree with him. These countries have ballistic missiles capable of striking our allies and U.S. forces abroad, and  are developing longer-range capabilities. The United States has no defense against an accidental or deliberate missile  launch; we therefore remain vulnerable to blackmail intended to freeze us into inaction by the very threat of missile attack.

   To date, the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty has been the chief obstacle preventing the development and  deployment of missile defenses to defend against a ballistic missile attack. I have been a leader in the Senate in the fight  to scrap this obsolete treaty and deploy effective missile defenses as soon as possible. No one was more gratified than I at  President Bush's decision to withdraw the United States from the ABM Treaty. The treaty was based on a hostile relationship  between two countries: the United States and the Soviet Union. Today's strategic environment has changed dramatically from a  world of two opposing superpowers to one in which we face threats from a number of countries, and from hostile forces with  which they might collaborate.

    President Bush's decision to withdraw the United States from the ABM Treaty is just one aspect of a broader framework  with Russia designed to transform our relationship with that country. This framework, designed to adjust to a shifting  strategic environment, combines the pursuit of missile defenses with large-scale cuts in the U.S. nuclear arsenal to its  lowest level in almost 50 years.

   As we decrease the size of our nuclear arsenal, it will be important to test our remaining nuclear weapons to ensure their  safety and reliability. Without actual nuclear testing, it will become difficult to maintain, let alone modernize, our  smaller arsenal."



On Enron - nothing to do with Bush & Cheney, y'all should be looking at Clinton






"Inhofe plays a leadership role on defense and national security issues. As the former chairman, and now ranking member, of  the Subcommittee on Readiness, he has fought to improve the condition of the U.S. military, both by providing greater  resources and by fighting for necessary equipment and training. He believes overseas military missions should serve vital  national interests, and he is one of the Senate's prime advocates for deploying a national missile defense system."



Political Experience:

    Elected to Senate in a Special Election, November 8, 1994

    United States House of Representatives, OK-01, 1987-1994

    Defeated for Re-election as Mayor of Tulsa, 1984

    Mayor of Tulsa, 1978-1984

    Republican Nominee for United States House of Representatives, 1976

    Republican Nominee for Governor, 1974

    Oklahoma State Senate, 1969-1977

    Oklahoma House of Representatives, 1967-1969



And another Bush bum licker:


"Infohe supports Bush on Use of Military Tribunals"

"Inhofe Applauds Israel's Fight Against Terrorism"

"Infohe fights for full funding of Crusader"

"Infohe hails Bush Decision to Quit Out-Dated ABM Treaty"

"Infohe Blasts Bush Critics on Intelligence Briefing"


Top Contributors

1 National Republican Senatorial Cmte $17,500

2 Carlyle Group $11,000

2 El Paso Corp $11,000

4 Golden Rule Financial $10,500

5 Arvest Bank Group $10,000

5 Collazo Enterprises $10,000

5 Defend America PAC $10,000

5 FedEx Corp $10,000

5 Health Net Inc $10,000

5 Lockheed Martin $10,000

5 Murray Energy Corp $10,000

5 New Republican Majority Fund $10,000

13 Anadarko Petroleum $9,600

14 Outdoor Advertising Assn of America $9,234

15 American Bankers Assn $9,000

15 Exelon Corp $9,000

15 General Dynamics $9,000

18 Northrop Grumman $8,000

19 Kerr-McGee Corp $7,000

19 National Cattlemen's Beef Assn $7,000



& finally was Senator during OKC






Professional Experience:


    Author of Numerous Law Articles.

Organizational Memberships:


    Ballet West

    High Priest, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    Eliminate Litter and Pollution

    Various Bar Associations.



Supports FBI reforms (key phrase "I applaud Director Muellor ...")


& well up for Presidential Executive Powers



"Major assets: Half interest in Connor Street Associates,

$250,001-$500,000; savings and money market in Senate Credit

Union, $100,001-$250,000; securities $100,001-$250,000; 15

different investment funds and securities, $15,001-$50,000



Major sources of unearned income: Music and book royalties,

$19,061; interest and dividends on investments,

$23,200-$83,100. interest and capital gains from Connor

Street Associates, $5,001-$15,000.


Narrative: Hatch has written numerous inspiration patriotic

and religious songs and had them recorded on several CDs.

Royalties from his compositions totaled $15,852. He also

collected $1,865 in royalties for a book he wrote, ``Higher

Laws,'' and $1,344 in royalties for a voiceover he did for

the ``Living Scriptures'' animated series. Connor Street

Associates has invested in land in Utah and in other

companies, including a small share in Pharmics, Inc., a

pharmaceutical company. In the past, Hatch has sponsored

legislation easing regulations on the pharmaceutical

industry. Hatch was reimbursed by outside groups for three




Top Contributors (1997-2002) (okay, not nec related to Intel/War, but shows corrupt as f***)

1 GlaxoSmithKline $41,499

2 HealthSouth Corp $38,255

3 Pfizer Inc $34,000

4 Qwest Communications $29,000

5 AT&T $25,499

6 Torchmark Corp $25,000

7 AOL Time Warner $24,000

7 Metabolife International $24,000

9 Novell Inc $20,500

10 Oracle Corp $19,750

11 Global Crossing $19,500

11 Verizon Communications $19,500

13 Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America $18,775

14 Viacom Inc $18,250

15 Schering-Plough Corp $18,000

16 Bear Stearns $17,750

17 SBC Communications $17,500

18 Merck & Co $17,440

19 Rexall Sundown Inc $17,000

19  Walt Disney Co $17,000








Educational Experience:

    BA, Journalism, Kansas State University, 1958.

Professional Experience:

    US Marine Corps, Lieutenant, 1958-62;

    Arizona Newspaper, Editor/Reporter, 1962-67;

    U.S. Senator Frank Carlson, Administrative Assistant, 1967-68;

    U.S. Congressman Keith Sebelius, Administrative Assistant, 1968-80.




"Major assets: One-third ownership of Winchester, Va.,

townhome development, $1 million-$5 million; condominium in

Alexandria, Va., $50,001-$100,000; commercial lot in Sumter,

S.C., $100,001-$250,000; residence in Dodge City, Kan.,

$50,001-$100,000; stocks, mutual funds and money market

accounts, $8,008-$121,000.


Major sources of unearned income: Rent from Virginia and

Dodge City properties and installment interest on Sumter

land, $5,001-$15,000 each; rent on townhome development

worth $15,001-$50,000."







Professional Experience:

    Attorney, Private Practice, 1973-Present

    Prosecuting Attorney, Green County, 1977-1981

    Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Green County, 1973-1976.



44th Richest Member of Congress

"44. Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) $4 million


Ohio's former lieutenant governor derives his financial prosperity from two family businesses, which together are worth more  than $3 million. Founded in the early 1950s, DeWine's Ohio Twine Co. used to import agricultural twine, but today consists of  a 216-acre farming operation in the Buckeye State as well as various stock and bond holdings.

   The Senator also owes his wealth to DeWine Enterprises, a personal holding company with assets of 1,158 acres of grain-  producing farmland in Greene, Clinton and Fayette counties as well as stock and bond investments.

   His financial disclosure forms listed about $3.8 million in assets, up slightly from the previous year."







"While a strong supporter of free trade, Senator Thompson has advocated a balanced approach to trade and national security.  He has pushed for an export control policy that protects our country's national security without unnecessarily burdening  American industry with bureaucratic red tape. He has also proposed legislation to curb the proliferation of weapons of mass  destruction by China and other countries and to strengthen the United States' response to such activities.

   Senator Thompson also serves as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the National Security Working  Group, which observes and monitors executive branch negotiations with foreign governments. In 2002, he was elected to the  prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, an organization that promotes improved understanding of international affairs  through public and private discussion."


"In 1977 Thompson took on the case of a Tennessee Parole Board chairman fired under suspicious circumstances. Thompson's work  helped to expose a cash-for-clemency scheme that ultimately toppled the governor. The scandal became the subject of a  best-selling book and later a film, Marie, in which Thompson portrayed himself. He went on to appear in 18 motion pictures,  including In the Line of Fire, Die Hard II and The Hunt for Red October.

   Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Fred Thompson maintained law offices in Nashville and Washington and served as  Special Counsel to both the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He is also  the author of the Watergate memoir At That Point in Time."




Major assets: Screen Actors Guild (news - web sites) Pension

Plan, $500,000-$1 million; life insurance,



Major sources of unearned income: $5,000-$15,000 from a

blind trust; $5,000-$15,000 in interest and dividends on

life insurance policy.



Political Experience:

    Assistant US Attorney, Middle Tennessee, 1969-1972;

    US Senate Watergate Committee, Chief Republican Counsel (Minority Counsel), 1973-1974;

    Staff Attorney to Senator Howard Baker;

    Special Counsel to Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander, 1980;

    Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1980-1981;

    Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, 1982;

    Appellate Court Nominating Committee, TN, 1985-1987;

    Middle Tennessee Senate Campaign Manager, Howard Baker;

    Elected to Senate in a Special Election, November 8, 1994.

Caucus / Non-Legislative Committees:

    US Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees, Special Counsel

    Senate Watergate Committee, Minority Counsel.



Yup, he was the Chief of Air Operations in Die Hard II,+Fred+Dalton






"During the 99th Congress (1985-86), Lugar served as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, restoring its power and  eminence and earning the moniker of "most influential Republican voice in foreign policy on Capitol Hill," from New York  Times journalist R.W. Apple Jr."


"As a Navy ensign in the late 1950s, Lugar served in the highly sensitive position of naval intelligence briefer. He arose at  2:30 a.m., memorized overnight intelligence reports from around the globe and summarized them verbally for Chief of Naval  Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke, the CIA Director, cabinet secretaries, and members of Congress."


"Lugar also served on the Banking Committee from 1977-82 where he was recognized for his leadership on Chrysler and New York  City loan programs, and urban and housing legislation."




Major assets: 432.5 shares of stock in Thomas L. Green &

Co., of Indianapolis, maker of bakery equipment,

$250,001-$500,000; U.S. Government Thrift Savings,

$100,001-$250,000; Civil Service Retirement Fund,



Major sources of unearned income: Dividends from Government

Thrift Savings, $5,001-$15,000.

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