Monday, 1 September 2008

Pete Domenici


Senator Pietro Vichi "Pete" Domenici (R-NM)
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Pietro Vichi "Pete" Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is an American politician, currently serving as a Republican Senator from New Mexico. He has served continuously since 1973, the longest tenure in the state's history. On September 7, 2006, he cast his 13,000th vote, joining only seven other Senators who have done the same. During Domenici's tenure in the Senate, he advocated waterway usage fees, nuclear power, and related causes. However, in recent years, his environmental record was rated to be one of the worst in the Senate, he has been involved in a scandal involving the dismissal of U.S. attorneys, and he has had dwindling approvals in his sixth term. Domenici announced on October 4, 2007 his decision not to seek re-election to the Senate in 2008 for health reasons, in particular frontotemporal lobar degeneration.[1][2] Early years Domenici was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, to Italian-American parents[3] Alda Vichi and Cherubino Domenici, who were born in Sorbarro, Italy.[4] Growing up, he worked in his father's grocery business after school. He graduated in 1950 from St. Mary's High School in Albuquerque. After earning a degree in education at the University of New Mexico in 1954, he pitched for one season for the Albuquerque Dukes, a farm club for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He taught mathematics at Garfield Junior High in Albuquerque. He earned his law degree at the University of Denver in 1958 and returned to practice law in Albuquerque. After graduating, he married Nancy Burk. Together they have two sons and six daughters (Lisa, Peter, Nella, Clare, David, Nanette, and twins Paula and Helen). In 1966, Domenici successfully ran for a position on the Albuquerque City Commission and in 1968 was elected Commission Chairman. This position was equivalent to that of "mayor" under the structure of the city government at the time. Albuquerque since has changed to a popularly elected mayor position resulting from city wide balloting and a move beyond the internal appointment. Domenici was unsuccessful in his 1970 attempt in New Mexico's governor's race, losing to Democrat Bruce King, 148,835 to 134,640. [...] Department of Justice controversy Prior to the 2006 midterm election Domenici called and pressured then-United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico David Iglesias to speed up indictments in a federal corruption investigation that involved at least one former Democratic state senator. When Iglesias said an indictment would not be handed down until at least December, Domenici said "I'm very sorry to hear that" — and the line went dead. Iglesias was fired a little over one month later by the Bush Administration. A communication by a senator or House member with a federal prosecutor regarding an ongoing criminal investigation is a violation of ethics rules. In a March 2007 statement, Domenici admitted making such a call.[9] House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., issued subpoenas to require Iglesias and three other ousted U.S. attorneys to testify before Congress.[10] Domenici later admitted calling Iglesias, though Domenici claimed he never used the word "November" when he called Iglesias about an ongoing Albuquerque courthouse corruption case.[11] Domenici has denied trying to influence Iglesias, and has hired lawyer K. Lee Blalack II to represent him.[12] According to the Justice Department, Domenici called the Department and demanded Iglesias be replaced on four occasions.[13] According to the Washington Post, on the day of the firing (Dec 7, 2006) William Kelley, a deputy to then White House Counsel Harriet Miers, said in an email that Domenici's chief of staff was "happy as a clam" about the Iglesias firing. A week later, a Justice Department email to the White House counsel stated: "Domenici is going to send over names tomorrow (not even waiting for Iglesias's body to cool)."[14] Environmental record The grassroots organization Republicans for Environmental Protection singled out Domenici as “Worst in the Senate in 2006” on environmental issues.[15] In addition to assigning Domenici a score of zero for his environmental voting record, the group issued him “environmental harm demerits” for what they saw as two particularly irresponsible acts: first, for spearheading efforts to include in federal budget legislation provisions for “speculative revenues from oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; second, “for sponsoring and securing passage of S. 3711, the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, which would perpetuate America’s dangerous oil dependence, set a precedent for drilling in sensitive marine waters, and direct a disproportionate share of federal royalty revenues from a public resource to four states.”[16] Domenici also received an exceptionally low environmental rating from the nonpartisan League of Conservation Voters, who claimed in 2003 that “[d]uring the last decade his voting record has become even more strikingly anti-environmental.”[17] The LCV went on to criticize Domenici for voting in 1995 “to allow mining companies to ‘patent’ (purchase) public lands in order to extract minerals from them, without environmental standards, for the ridiculously low ‘price’ of $5 an acre or less.”[18]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Domenici
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Senator Domenici met with Sandia National Laboratories director Tom Hunter during a visit to re-dedicate its Z Machine—a $91 million project that will greatly expand its application to the stockpile stewardship mission, fusion energy, high energy density physics, and astronomy.
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At the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, President Bush tours the Department of Energy's National Solar Thermal Test Facility, where mirrored dishes and solar panels generate electricity. He is joined by Sandia's president, Thomas O. Hunter (left), and Senator Peter Domenici, Republican of New Mexico. © AP Images/J. Scott Applewhite
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"Pajama Pete" Domenici
http://www.democracyfornewmexico.com/democr...xico/2007/09/index.html
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WHO'S WHO ? - KNIGHTS OF MALTA KNOW [...] Other prominent American Knights include: [...] Senator Peter Domenici, Republican senator from New Mexico since 1972.
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Well-known columnists Michael Novak and William F. Buckley Jr. are knights. So is Senator Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), along with former Cabinet Secretaries William Simon and Alexander Haig. The knights also figure prominently on the board of Ingersoll-Rand Co., which recently agreed to acquire Clark Equipment Co. Peter Grace is a director emeritus at Ingersoll-Rand, and knights Theodore Black and Joseph Flannery serve on the board.
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http://www.cephasministry.com/nwo_corp_knights.html
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Pete V. Domenici Senator (R-NM) U.S. Congress Knights of Malta
http://www.nogw.com/articles/gas-petrol_war.html
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WELL-KNOWN KNIGHTS In addition to those listed in the article, the following are some other Knights of SMOM of interest: [...] - Pete Domenici: U.S. Senator from New Mexico 1972 - present.
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SMOM by mention:
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http://www.opednews.com/articles/4/opedne_l...ow_the_cia_created_.htm
http://www.catholicarrogance.org/Catholic/ReligiousRight.html
http://www.think-aboutit.com/conspiracy/JESUITVaticanTyranny.htm
Social Network Diagram:
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DOMENICI PETE V (R-NM) * Covert Action Information Bulletin 1986-#25 (38) * Haas,L. The Washington Almanac. 1992 (292-3, 426-7) * Huffington,A. Pigs at the Trough. 2003 (111) * Intelligence (Paris) 1999-04-05 (10) * Kessler,R. Inside Congress. 1998 (92) * Kilian,M. Sawislak,A. Who Runs Washington? 1982 (37) * Lernoux,P. People of God. 1989 (301) * Lewis,C. The Buying of the Congress. 1998 (339) * Resource Center. GroupWatch 1991-SMOM (1) * Wall Street Journal 2006-03-10 (A6) * Wall Street Journal 2006-03-28 (A4) * Washington Post 2000-10-24 (A25) pages cited this search: 15
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