Tag Archives: John Conyers

Whistleblowin’ Nan

By Joel Thurtell Why is House minority Leader Nancy Pelosi choosing this time to blow the ethics whistle on Newt Gingrich? That’s a no-brainer. It’s election year, and Newt looks like a potent candidate to challenge President Obama. So the … Continue reading

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‘What Nancy Pelosi knows’

By Joel Thurtell Mitt Romney wants to know ‘what Nancy Pelosi knows’ about ethics violations by Newt Gingirch when he was Speaker of the House. I’d settle for knowing what Nancy knows about her fellow Democrat, John “The Con” Conyers. … Continue reading

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That you, DeWayne?

By Joel Thurtell It’s been light years since I thought about the crook, DeWayne Boyd. Boyd, or maybe a Boyd impersonator, posted this comment on JOTR: With your help…Six yrs was taken from my life for fraudulent political gamesmanship…. Its … Continue reading

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Conyers vs. Dingell?

By Joel Thurtell If Republican mapmakers pit the longest-serving U.S. representative, John Dingell, against the second-longest-serving rep, John Conyers (both Democrats) in a new congressional district that includes liberal Ann Arbor, the fur is gonna fly. I’ll be watching for … Continue reading

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JC shocked, shocked at son’s behavior

By Joel Thurtell U.S Rep. John Conyers says he’s sorry his son misused a congressional car. The congressman wants to reimburse the government for his son’s bad behavior. Ain’t that sweet? Congressman Conyers actually concedes there might be something wrong … Continue reading

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Double standard at the good ol’ Freep

By Joel Thurtell Back in 2003 when I was investigating U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr.’s abuse of staffers, I had anonymous sources for the first stories, and that was very okay with editors. Something changed, though, and I was prohibited … Continue reading

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Stifling Free Press Conyers coverage

By Joel Thurtell [donation] On Nov. 21, 2003, The Detroit Free Press ran the first of what I believed would be a steady series of exposes of U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr.’s abuse of congressional aides to further his own … Continue reading

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Kwamegate + Sludgegate = elitism, entitlement

By Joel Thurtell A few minutes after six this morning, having brought the day’s issues of The Detroit Free Press and The New York Times in and while I measured coffee into the java machine, it occurred to me that … Continue reading

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Aides: Conyers made us babysit

By Joel Thurtell [donation] Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers is the target of an FBI investigation, according to the July 1, 2008 Detroit Free Press. The FBI is looking into her role in a city sludge contract. But Monica Conyers … Continue reading

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Disappearing staffer turns up in Chicago

The story that follows — “Disappearing staffer turns up in Chicago” — is the second in a series of articles I reported and wrote for the Detroit Free Press in 2003-2006. My hope is that these seemingly historical footnotes will … Continue reading

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