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  • Older Hill aides shocked by Obamacare prices (Welcome to the real world under Obamacare)

    11/22/2013 6:55:05 AM PST · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    politico ^ | 11/22/2013 | By JONATHAN ALLEN and JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Veteran House Democratic aides are sick over the insurance prices they’ll pay under Obamacare, and they’re scrambling to find a cure. “In a shock to the system, the older staff in my office (folks over 59) have now found out their personal health insurance costs (even with the government contribution) have gone up 3-4 times what they were paying before,” Minh Ta, chief of staff to Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), wrote to fellow Democratic chiefs of staff in an email message obtained by POLITICO. “Simply unacceptable.” In the email, Ta noted that older congressional staffs may leave their jobs because...
  • On PBS, Bill Moyers Trashes America and the NRA As 'Venomous...Enablers of Death'

    07/22/2012 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 22, 2012 | Tim Graham
    With the first heart-breaking headlines out of Colorado, gun-rights advocates just had to know that leftist lecturers in our media would mount their soap boxes and trash this country for its gun culture and trash the National Rifle Association as an "enabler of death -- paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a scorpion." But it's additionally sad that the soap box in this case is paid for by taxpayers -- in the form of taxpayer support for every PBS station that spews out this leftist loathing. On his show Moyers & Company, 78-year-old PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers reached back to...
  • VIDEO: DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz: Voters Don't Elect Leaders To Create Jobs

    10/13/2011 7:28:21 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 10 replies
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, appeared on Fox and Friends and told host Gretchen Carlson people do not elect leaders to create jobs. After Carlson relays what Sen. Mitch McConnell said- he believes if a Republican were president they could create jobs- Wasserman Schultz fired back with, "That's not why people elect leaders. They elect us to work together."
  • Pelosi Supports Occupy Wall Street Movement

    10/09/2011 1:30:07 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 38 replies
    By JESSICA DESVARIEUX WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2011 House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she supports the growing nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement, which began on the streets of downtown New York City in mid-September. "I support the message to the establishment, whether it's Wall Street or the political establishment and the rest, that change has to happen," said Pelosi in an exclusive interview with ABC News "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour. "We cannot continue in a way this is not relevant to their lives." Pelosi sees the protestors' anger stemming from unemployment, which remains above 9 percent.
  • Pelosi Statement on Gore Testimony on Global Warming

    03/21/2007 2:16:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 1,056+ views
    Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 03/21/2007 Pelosi Statement on Gore Testimony on Global Warming Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on former Vice President Al Gore’s testimony on global warming at a Energy and Commerce Committee hearing today: “As a global leader on combating climate change, Al Gore has been both an educator and an agitator – spurring so many to take real action. Today, he presented Congress with challenging and creative ideas, and made a compelling case for the urgency to act. “In the House, we have begun the hard...
  • Blonde Faith

    03/17/2007 6:54:50 AM PDT · by rhema · 46 replies · 2,090+ views
    <p>Political Theater: The congressional testimony of Valerie Plame, the 'spy' who became a Vanity Fair cover girl, was staged to embarrass the Bush White House. It actually completed Plame's exposure as a fraud.</p> <p>When all was said and done, the least preposterous sight at Friday's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing could be found in the audience: namely, the woman dressed in hot pink who kept standing up behind Plame during her testimony to show the television viewers her 'Impeach Bush' T-shirt.</p>
  • WHAT HILLARY LEFT OUT

    03/10/2007 4:53:45 AM PST · by Laverne · 19 replies · 1,512+ views
    NY Post.Com ^ | March 10, 2007 | None Identified
    Sen. Hillary Clinton presumed the other day to give a think-tank audience a history lesson. But it turns out that the would-be president is herself in need of some tutoring. Appearing before the Center for American Progress, Clinton quoted extensively from President Franklin Roosevelt's speech to the nation two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. "We are now in this war. We are all in it, all the way. Every man, woman and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history," FDR told an anxious nation that had just entered World War II. Added...
  • PELOSI -- IS SHE REALLY THIS OBTUSE?

    12/01/2006 11:29:30 AM PST · by dascallie · 88 replies · 3,688+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 12/1/06 | Neal Boortz
    PELOSI -- IS SHE REALLY THIS OBTUSE? Don't you just love that word ... obtuse? The dictionary gives us this: "not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull. see Pelosi, Nancy " Yesterday I told you that Pelosi had condemned the president for saying that Al Qaeda was involved in the insurgency in Iraq. She said that "the 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again." Now Pelosi made that statement on November 28th. November 28th would be 18 days after...
  • Dem. Charlie Rangel Makes New York Plane Crash Attack on Bush

    10/12/2006 4:47:44 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies · 864+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 10/12/06 | warner todd huston
    Well, we are all aware of the plane crash that happened in New York Wednesday in which New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle was killed, right? It was certainly a tragic accident that cut down a young man urn the loss and respect the family ... or at the very least wait a certain amount of time before trying to make political hay out of the incident. But not New York congressman Charlie Rangel (Dem.). No siree. HE stampedes to the cameras before the fire is even out to denounce the accident as proof of president Bush's malfeasance! The very...
  • Pelosi: Economists Agree, Democrats’ Policies Are Better for the Economy

    10/12/2006 4:11:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 1,047+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2006 CONTACT: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider 202-226-7616 Pelosi: Economists Agree, Democrats’ Policies Are Better for the Economy Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on a news report in The Wall Street Journalthat a survey of 50 economists by WSJ.com found that “most economists said the economy would perform best in the coming years if Democrats take control of at least one chamber of Congress.” “Today’s report confirms that economists agree that Democrats’ policies of fiscal responsibility and increasing opportunity for all are better for the economy. “Democrats will restore...
  • Albright Refutes 'Clash of Civilzations' Claim

    09/18/2006 1:43:15 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 56 replies · 1,098+ views
    Daily Colonial ^ | Posted Monday, September 18 2006 01:18:10 am | Caitlin Nordehn & Helen Genetos
    Albright refutes 'clash of civilizations' claim Posted Monday, September 18 2006 01:18:10 am By Caitlin Nordehn Metro Editor Helene Genetos contributed to this report. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright refuted a claim made by President Bush last Monday that the current conflicts in the world are a “clash of civilizations,” instead calling them “a battle of ideas.” She believes that one of the battles with this battle is that diplomats are not communicating as clearly as they should be. She said that diplomacy is no longer the game of chess it is equated to in political science classes. Rather,...
  • Fight the 'Rove Machine's Traitor Talk,' Murtha Says

    06/23/2006 11:04:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies · 1,624+ views
    Fight the 'Rove Machine's Traitor Talk,' Murtha Says By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Senior Editor June 23, 2006 (CNSNews.com) - Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) complains that Republicans are labeling Democrats as traitors "if you stand up and question them" on the Iraq War. "Enough," Murtha said in a Friday email message written on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee -- a group that aims to shift control of the House from Republicans to Democrats. "To all the Republicans who sit in their air-conditioned offices and talk of the courage it takes for them to keep young kids in harm's way...
  • Couric Concludes Coupons and Cuts Key to Crunch

    05/23/2006 8:55:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 1,405+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 23, 2006 Sometimes you just want to throw up your hands. Interviewing another big oil exec this morning, Katie Couric's proposed solution to high gas prices was to repeal the laws of supply and demand . . . just a little bit. Whereas Matt Lauer took a while in his interview of another oil exec to get around to his price-cutting point, Katie wasted no time. Interviewing Shell Oil President John Hofmeister, Katie's opening salvo was "I am just wondering, you and many other oil companies are posting record high profits, of course. And while the...
  • Albright urges talks, not threats, with Iran

    05/10/2006 8:54:34 AM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies · 745+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | May 10, 2006 | JOHN IWASAKI
    The rise of Iran is an unintended consequence of the war in Iraq, but the United States would be wise to counter the nuclear threat with direct talks instead of saber rattling, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Tuesday night in Seattle. "It's not appeasement. You've got to deliver a tough message," she told a sellout audience of 800 people at Town Hall. But with the U.S. military already "overstretched," she said, "the last thing we need is to invade another country," especially when it is unclear where any nuclear material might be in Iran. Albright believes that someone...
  • Mayor Rips FEMA Chief After Halting Return Plan (Go to Dallas and let the grownups work Nagin)

    09/20/2005 6:29:16 AM PDT · by drt1 · 145 replies · 3,028+ views
    AP/MSNBC ^ | 08/20/2005 | AP/MSNBC
    New Orleans' Nagin says Adm. Allen 'stepped outside his lane' NEW ORLEANS - After backing off on his call for some residents to return to New Orleans, the city's mayor ripped into the top U.S. government relief official on Tuesday, underscoring the rising tension between city and federal authorities over who has the final say after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.... The call for another evacuation ahead of a new tropical storm came after repeated warnings from top federal officials — including President Bush himself — that New Orleans was not safe enough to reopen. Federal officials warned that Tropical...
  • Michael Schiavo to Tell His Side of the Story in Book

    09/18/2005 1:25:48 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 222 replies · 3,548+ views
    AP ^ | 9/18/05
    Michael Schiavo is co-writing a book with author Michael Hirsh to tell his side of the end-of-life case that divided much of the country. Schiavo's wife Terri suffered a brain injury in 1990 that left her in what some doctors called a "persistent vegetative state." She died March 31 after a bitter court battle between her husband and her parents. Hirsh expects the 280-page book, "Terri: the Truth," to be available just before the first anniversary of Terri's death. Dutton Publishing publicity manager Jean Anne Rose confirmed that the company is publishing the book in March. Michael Schiavo's decision to...
  • Mary Landrieu: I'll Punch Bush, 'Literally'

    09/04/2005 7:19:18 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 1,062 replies · 33,876+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Sept. 4, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. Mary Landrieu threatened the president of the United States with physical violence on Sunday, saying that if he or any other government official criticizes New Orleans police for failing to keep civil order in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - "I might likely have to punch him - literally." "If one person criticizes [our sheriffs], or says one more thing, including the president of the United States, he will hear from me - one more word about it after this show airs and I - I might likely have to punch him - literally," Landrieu railed on "ABC's "This...