June 30th, 2010
05:43 PM ET
4 years ago

California congressman calls activist 'wacko'

California Democrat Pete Stark had a spirited discussion at a recent town hall.
California Democrat Pete Stark had a spirited discussion at a recent town hall.

(CNN) - Rep. Pete Stark must like going viral, at least amongst his conservative detractors.

"Who are you going to kill today?" is how he solicited a question from a self-proclaimed Minuteman - the volunteer organization, which tries to prevent illegal crossings of the U.S. border - at a recent town hall meeting in Fremont, California. It went from there.

The questioner continued, seen on a video posted by The Golden Gate Minuteman on Youtube, questioning the California Democrat over what the government will do to "to seal our borders so that we're a solvent country again."

Stark's answer: "We can't get enough Minuteman armed. We'd like to get all the Minuteman armed so they could stop shooting the people here," Stark said.

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March 4th, 2010
10:51 AM ET
4 years ago

Rep. Levin tapped as new Ways & Means chairman

Michigan Democrat Sander Levin was named acting chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Michigan Democrat Sander Levin was named acting chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Sander Levin, D-Michigan, has been named as acting chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, a committee spokesman said Thursday.

Levin replaces Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, who temporarily stepped aside Wednesday until the conclusion of an ongoing ethics investigation.

“The honorable the Speaker, House of Representatives, Madam, I hereby resign as acting chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means," read a letter written by Stark.

The Ways and Means Committee is responsible for crafting tax legislation.

– CNN's Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report


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