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  • The Left is on the Run

    08/05/2008 8:38:43 AM PDT · by Delacon · 62 replies · 170+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/05/2008 | Newt Gingrich
    We have the left rattled and on the run. For proof, consider three developments from late last week. But first, I want to make a special announcement. Many of you are probably following the story of how House Republicans are staging a protest in the House Chamber, demanding that Nancy Pelosi call the House back into session in order to vote on The American Energy Act, an "all of the above" energy strategy that includes more drilling, funding for scientific breakthroughs, as well as common-sense conservation efforts. (More info on that story below.) Tomorrow at 10am, I will meet with...
  • Pelosi's Oil Slick (Chicago Tribune Reporter Rips Pelosi's Incoherence)

    08/04/2008 9:08:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 47 replies · 110+ views
    Chicago Tribune (The Swamp) ^ | Monday, August 4, 2008 | Frank James
    It was hard to not get twisted up in pretzel knots listening to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose explanation on "This Week with George Stepanopoulos" about why she hasn't allowed a vote on Republican energy legislation that would ease restrictions on offshore drilling was, to be polite, confusing. It may have left some in the audience feeling bewildered as a seabird fouled by an oil spill. Pelosi, a California Democrat, accused Republicans of being monomaniacal on the drilling issue and of suggesting to voters that drilling would immediately lower gas prices. She wasn't going to play along with something that...
  • America and Republicans are being played for fools by Pelosi (Drilling for oil)

    08/03/2008 12:47:46 PM PDT · by Popman · 38 replies · 136+ views
    8/3/08 | Poman
    There seems to be this disconnect with understanding just what the democrats are doing or not doing about drilling for oil and in general, a realistic national energy policy The answer is very simple; The House under the control of Nancy Pelosi was waiting for Obama to change his position on drilling. Do we really think they are that stupid to think we believe we can inflate our tires and tune our cars to fix our energy policy? That was Obama talking off the cuff and since he wasn't on teleprompter he said something stupid which he does quite frequently...
  • Video - The American People Take Over The People's House (Aug. 1- Pubbies Stay & Fight)

    08/02/2008 6:03:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 72 replies · 266+ views
    Google ^ | 8-1-08
    HERE IT IS
  • PENCE RENEWS CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION OF CONGRESS ON ENERGY Sends Letter to President

    08/02/2008 11:31:41 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 47 replies · 134+ views
    Rep. Pence's website ^ | 8-1-08 | Rep. Pence
    U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, sent a letter to President Bush today asking him to convene a special session of Congress to address the nation’s energy crisis. The Democrat majority adjourned the House for five weeks today. “Today the Democrat majority of Congress adjourned for a five-week vacation without taking a vote on bipartisan measures that would lessen our dependence on foreign oil by allowing more domestic drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf. “The American people won’t get a vacation from high gasoline prices, so Congress shouldn’t take a vacation until we vote to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. “Since...
  • Pelosi Adopts Global Warming Tactics to Squelch Debate

    08/02/2008 9:00:23 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 40 replies · 105+ views
    08/02/08 | Reaganesque
    For years now, we have been told by the man-made Global Warming crowd that "the debate is over" and that we all just need to shut up and do as they say "for the good of the planet." It was/is a highly unscientific, dictatorial and small minded attempt to eliminate scientific and other kinds of debate on an issue that Liberals around the world feel is of supreme importance. But, as is becoming more and more clear, their concern for the issue is rooted more in their desire to use the issue as a tool to gain more political power...
  • Nancy Pelosi pulls the plug on the House to avoid a defeat on drilling(Nancy pulls the Chavez Card)

    08/01/2008 4:56:11 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 66 replies · 288+ views
    myself | 1 August 2008 | Trueblackman
    Freepers and other bloggers should be proud as we the members of the new media were able to get the early skinny on Nancy Pelosi shutting down the House and turning out the lights on a GOP Sponsored Drilling Bill. If not for the efforts of Freerepublic and other new media sites, Democrats would have gotten away with this mockery today. I got a call from Kristinn at 3 pm today and headed for the Hill, I arrived a bit after 3:30 and meet the staffers for 3 GOP Congressional Member, who gave me a quick SITREP. This is what...
  • BREAKING!!!! HOUSE REPUBLICANS RAISING CAIN!!!

    08/01/2008 9:22:03 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 2,893 replies · 13,462+ views
    Representative Jack Kingston's Office | 8/1/08 | Sherri Reese
    <p>I just called and said "There's a Republican revolt going on int the House Chamber and I wasn't seeing much coverage of it." I got a run around on it. Was told several times "There are no cameras on now. Cameras are not allowed." I objected, politely, that the story could still be covered.</p>
  • Pelosi: Bush Drilling Proposal a Hoax Unworthy of Serious Debate on Gas Prices

    07/30/2008 12:59:11 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 108 replies · 425+ views
    Marketwatch.com ^ | 7/30/08 | Speaker of the House Nacy Pelosi
    Last update: 2:06 p.m. EDT July 30, 2008 WASHINGTON, July 30, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to remarks by President Bush on energy this morning at the White House: "The President knows, as his own Administration has stated, that the impact of any new drilling will be insignificant - promising savings of only pennies per gallon many years down the road. Americans know that thanks to the two oilmen in the White House, consumers are now paying $4 a gallon for gas. But what Americans should realize is that what...
  • A Defining Week for Congress

    07/28/2008 11:03:47 AM PDT · by Delacon · 7 replies · 115+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | July 28, 2008 | John Boehner
    The final week before the August district work period is typically among the busiest of all for Congress - and usually one during which major legislation is passed in advance of the lengthy recess away from Washington. The pressure is on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and Barack Obama (D-IL), and their colleagues in the Democratic leadership to carry on that tradition this week by bringing to the floor of each chamber comprehensive legislation that increases production of American energy to address the number one issue on the minds of the American people: the rising cost...
  • Energy crisis sees Pelosi run a tight ship

    07/27/2008 10:33:27 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 23 replies · 108+ views
    Financial Times(UK) ^ | 7/28/08 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    Energy and the price of a gallon of petrol will no doubt be at the forefront of Nancy Pelosi’s mind this week when – as is her routine – she travels in from her regular hair appointment in Georgetown to Capitol Hill in a convoy of two SUVs. The Speaker of the House of Representatives has a tough task at hand before Congress begins its August recess: ensuring that Democratic legislators do not return home empty-handed, without any proof that they are taking action to tackle record petrol prices. US senator seeks curb on oil speculation - Jun-24US to scrutinise...
  • US and Canada Split Over Lake Erie Drilling (Seems Canada is Not Afraid of Offshore Drilling)

    07/28/2008 9:16:59 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 13 replies · 97+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | July 28, 2008 | Jerry Zremski
    How many gas and oil wells are in Lake Erie? If you guessed 480, you would be correct. How many are American? Zero. Offshore drilling has become one of the hot political issues in a new era of $4-a-gallon gasoline. But no one is pushing for drilling off the north shore of the United States — except the Canadians. As it has for many years, a Canadian oil and gas company is pumping natural gas out of 480 wells in Lake Erie, most of them toward the eastern end of the lake. Congress, meanwhile, has not undertaken any serious discussion...
  • House members who signed petition to increase U.S. oil

    07/28/2008 8:18:20 AM PDT · by Delacon · 56 replies · 68+ views
    westmoreland.house.gov ^ | Jul 25, 2008 | U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland
    Washington, Jul 25 - U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland has challenged all 435 members of the House to sign a petition that reads "I will vote to increase U.S. oil production to lower gas prices for Americans." Below are the 192 members and counting who have signed: Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.)Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii)Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.)Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.)Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.)Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.)Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.)Rep. Gresham Barrett (R-S.C.)Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas)Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.)Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.)Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.)Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah)Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.)Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.)Rep. Charles Boustany...
  • Democrats Love Expensive Gas; It Restricts Driving . . . and Freedom

    07/22/2008 5:25:55 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 13 replies · 90+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | July 22, 2008 | David Karki
    Gasoline is at over $4 a gallon in late summer of an election year. Once upon a time, incumbent congressmen and senators would have reacted to this about as well as Dracula to sunlight and crucifixes. And they would have rushed to get prices lower by the first Tuesday in November, so as to best protect their precious re-elections. But not this year. Democrats have stopped all attempts to increase domestic drilling with the ruthless efficiency of The Terminator. On its face, this would seem to be an insane and suicidal move. Even with a biased mainstream media giving them...
  • Faster, Washington! Drill, drill!

    07/18/2008 10:49:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 132+ views
    Denver Post ^ | July 17, 2008 | David Harsanyi
    One day Americans are moaning about the harmful impact of cheap oil and the next they're grousing about the harmful impact of expensive oil. Which one is it? As a disreputable sort, I freely confess to having a fondness for oil. Actually, I have a mild crush on all carbon-emitting fuels that feed our prosperity. But I'm especially fond of cheap oil. For many years, those who spread apocalyptic global-warming scenarios have warned me that a collective national sacrifice was needed to save the world. One option, we were told, was to make gas artificially expensive, forcing our ignorant, energy-gobbling...
  • pelosi stands firm against offshore drilling

    07/18/2008 6:55:34 AM PDT · by Iron head mike · 44 replies · 91+ views
    WASHINGTON: Upon entering Congress in 1987, Representative Nancy Pelosi quickly became part of the solid California front against oil drilling along much of the nation's coast. The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and the steady push to tap the potential reserves off the state's rugged coast had galvanized Californians and made opposition to offshore drilling part of the political DNA of up-and-coming figures like Pelosi.
  • Energy Woes Could Mean Dems 'Oil' Washed Up

    07/18/2008 5:10:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 135+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2008 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Gasoline prices are flattening consumer wallets and hobbling our economy, while the Democrats sit back and play politics with the issue. Voter surveys show that the economy and gas prices top the list of the most critical issues facing our country. A Washington Post/ABC News poll reported last week that 85 percent of voters polled said gas prices will be either extremely or very important to their vote in this year's elections. And with good reason: Americans are getting walloped with huge gas bills, while utilities, buckling under ever-higher energy prices, are raising electricity rates to historic levels....
  • Pelosi, Offshore Drilling: Politics Trumps American Energy Needs

    07/18/2008 6:10:30 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 13 replies · 64+ views
    DBKP ^ | July 18, 2008 | pat
    Pelosi: Let Them WalkNancy Pelosi is an unlikely choice for Speaker Of The House of the United States. She is stupid, greedy, ignorant, vengeful, and stubborn. All poor qualities for someone in leadership, particularly someone that is third in the line of succession to be President. While these apparent political attributes have served her well, they have made the country less secure. Pelosi stands firm against offshore drilling The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and the steady push to tap the potential reserves off the state's rugged coast had galvanized Californians and made opposition to offshore drilling part of the...
  • The Crude Truth

    07/17/2008 1:46:30 PM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 12 replies · 204+ views
    dansargis.org ^ | July 17, 2008 | Dan Sargis
    The Crude Truth July 17, 2008 Most politicians, and all liberal politicians, are a disgrace to the concepts of good governance.  James Madison warned us about this in Federalist No. 10 when he cautioned that, “Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” Today, in lieu of “enlightened statesmen”, American governance is dominated by Mini-Me Machiavellis adept at obtaining and retaining power for the sole purpose of...obtaining and retaining power. Good governance, or shepherding the will and best interests of the citizenry, has nothing to do with it. Immediately after John McCain admitted the previous error of his ways and voiced support for...
  • Pelosi stands firm against offshore drilling

    07/17/2008 7:38:08 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 45 replies · 141+ views
    IHT ^ | July 17, 2008 | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON: Upon entering Congress in 1987, Representative Nancy Pelosi quickly became part of the solid California front against oil drilling along much of the nation's coast. The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and the steady push to tap the potential reserves off the state's rugged coast had galvanized Californians and made opposition to offshore drilling part of the political DNA of up-and-coming figures like Pelosi. She repeatedly resisted oil drilling in marine sanctuaries off the state's coast near her San Francisco district and, after joining the Appropriations Committee, was an advocate of reinstating the coastal drilling ban through spending restrictions...
  • Congressional Off-Shore Drilling Ban Expires Sept. 30, 2008 -- Unless Congress Renews

    07/14/2008 9:16:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies · 389+ views
    Monday, July 14, 2008 | Kristinn
    For those of us with limited knowledge of the ins and outs of the debate on off-shore drilling along American coastal waters, it is important to understand this fact:The ban by the U.S. Congress on off-shore drilling has to be imposed every fiscal year and is scheduled to expire Sept. 30, 2008.This explains President Bush's announcement that he will repeal a separate executive order on off-shore drilling leaving only the Congressional ban in place.The gambit by the President will force both houses of the Democrat-led Congress to vote before the elections on keeping the ban in place at a time...
  • House Republicans “Demanding Action” Now to Create New American-Made Energy

    07/16/2008 7:55:18 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 58 replies · 247+ views
    “Republicans in the House and Senate want an immediate vote to put lawmakers on record” “Republicans on Capitol Hill have been hammering away for weeks … demanding action” “House and Senate Republicans have been working for weeks to coordinate their message on the need for an energy fix to bring down gas prices” CQ: “House Republicans … filed another discharge petition seeking a floor vote on legislation they say could lower gas prices pretty quickly. The bill, the fifth piece of energy legislation the House Republicans have filed discharge petitions on in recent weeks, would cut the number of localized...
  • Enough Already -- the US Needs to Drill Offshore

    07/16/2008 8:37:19 AM PDT · by janereinheimer · 44 replies · 129+ views
    http://www.janereinheimer.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Jane Reinheimer
    The domed ones on Capitol Hill have insisted that loosening up on those bans to drill offshore wouldn't make any difference for years and years and years. So how come the price of crude (futures) went down $10 the very day that Bush signed an executive order repealing the ban that his father had put in place when he was in the White House. Just imagine what the price of crude would fall to if congress did its part in repealing the ban that they put into place to appease the environmentalists! And further, I heard somewhere yesterday that the...
  • Pelosi, Reid and Obama's 68 Million Acre Joke!

    07/16/2008 6:33:55 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 31 replies · 565+ views
    PDOP ^ | 07/16/2008 | Jarid Brown
    ...Senator Reid and House Speaker Pelosi have both stated that they will not allow drilling legislation to proceed, although they are both aware that the legislation now has enough support to pass both houses. Senator Reid yesterday acknowledged that only 80% of the Senatorial Democratic Caucus opposed lifting the moratorium. If that were the case, then that would mean that the legislation would have close to the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster. The argument of Reid, Pelosi, Obama and several other congressional leaders has shifted in the past few weeks from an attitude that we cannot drill to...
  • Pelosi on Gas Prices: ‘It’s the Economy, Mr. President’

    07/15/2008 11:41:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies · 212+ views
    Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 07/15/2008 Pelosi on Gas Prices: ‘It’s the Economy, Mr. President’ Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic leaders today held a news conference with economic experts following an economic forum this morning. At the forum, five national economic experts endorsed Democrats’ call for the President to immediately release a small amount of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to reduce energy prices for American consumers. Below are selected comments by the Speaker on energy: “The President said today that he would not support the release of the oil...