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  • Speaker Pelosi named finalist for Time magazine 'Person of the Year'

    12/14/2009 4:04:40 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 109 replies · 2,700+ views
    Speaker Pelosi named finalist for Time magazine 'Person of the Year' By Jordan Fabian - 12/14/09 05:21 PM ET House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is among the seven finalists chosen for Time magazine's annual "Person of the Year," according to media reports on Monday. Other finalists in the realm of politics include last year's winner President Barack Obama, Afghanistan commanding Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. "Look, she's the first woman Speaker of the House. She's the strongest Speaker of the House in decades," Time managing editor Richard Stengel said of Pelosi on NBC's "Today" show. "She...
  • Pelosi Negatives Go Up When She’s Identified As House Speaker

    12/13/2009 11:50:01 AM PST · by yoe · 19 replies · 1,524+ views
    Rasmussen Report ^ | December 13, 2009 | Staff
    One of the things that political pros often overestimate is how well known politicians are. Nancy Pelosi is one of the most visible elected politicians in the country and the first woman ever to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Rasmussen Reports recently asked voters their opinion of “Nancy Pelosi” and the responses were mixed. Forty-six percent (46%) offered a favorable opinion and 50% an unfavorable view. Just half the nation’s voters voiced a strong opinion about Pelosi—14% Very Favorable and 36% Very Unfavorable. However, in a separate survey conducted the same night, Rasmussen Reports asked voters their...
  • Poll: Nearly Half Of Americans Disapprove Of Pelosi's Job Performance

    05/19/2009 11:46:51 AM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 1,821+ views
    mystateline.com ^ | May 19, 2009 | NA
    (Washington, DC) -- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is rapidly losing popularity. A telephone poll taken late last week shows 48-percent of Americans don't approve of how Pelosi is doing her job. The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll comes as the California Democrat faces intense criticism over what she knew and when about government use of enhanced interrogation techniques. Last week, Pelosi said in a news conference that the CIA lied to Congress in 2002 and 2003 about its use of interrogation methods like waterboarding on terror suspects. Pelosi's new 39-percent approval rating makes her less popular than other congressional...
  • Unhappy Voters Jam Capitol Hill Phone Lines

    02/05/2009 3:30:30 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies · 905+ views
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2009 | Lisa Desjardins
    The recent debate over the nearly $900 billion economic stimulus plan and revelations of tax problems by three Obama administration appointees have voters angrily jamming phone lines on Capitol Hill to air their frustrations to their elected representatives. Voters are calling several congressional offices, complaining about stimulus negotations. Their reactions are putting pressure on Congress and benefiting watchdog groups on both sides of the political aisle. Capitol operators tell CNN Radio that phone lines have been jammed for the past two weeks, sometimes prompting busy signals. A spokeswoman for Sen. Jim Webb, D-Virginia, said calls on the sweeping stimulus plan...
  • There Can Be NO Bi-Partisanship Around Nancy Pelosi

    02/02/2009 9:33:05 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 641+ views
    Politico/Yidwithlid ^ | 2/2/09 | Yidwithlid
    Let the evidence show that Nancy Pelosi has been an absolute disaster at everything that she has done as speaker, with the possible exception of shifting the blame on to other people. In fact she has probably been one of the worst in history. When she first took over the speaker's gavel, Ms Pelosi called herself "The Most Powerful Woman in the World," but she did not use her POWER to do that could help us avoid the financial mess. And she had plenty of time. But Nancy continues to get a free pass even though she has presided over...
  • "I am the Speaker of the House. I don’t get into that."

    01/29/2009 10:55:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 3,513+ views
    "I am the Speaker of the House. I don’t get into that." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is defiantly ignoring Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge -- who spent much of the week nitpicking her stimulus bill on issues ranging from STD prevention funding to cash for the re-sodding the National Mall. "I am the Speaker of the House. I don’t get into that," she said at her weekly press conference just now, when asked about their impact on the stimulus debate.
  • Is Pelosi Panicking? Leaked Memo Lashes Out at Republicans

    01/29/2009 7:57:16 AM PST · by Clinton's a liar · 334 replies · 15,626+ views
    Human Events ^ | 29 January 09 | Connie Hair
    This is a memo from Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Democratic members sent after the stimulus vote yesterday. Pelosi is apparently panicked at Republicans’ success in uniting against her hyperpartisan actions in shutting them out of the formulation of the stimulus bill and in peeling nearly a dozen Dems off to vote in opposition. Here is the full text of the memo leaked to HUMAN EVENTS this morning. Memo To: Interested Parties From: Brendan Daly Re: The Republican Problem Date: January 29, 2009 The House Republican Leadership put its Members in another politically untenable position yesterday: trying to reclaim the mantle...
  • Pelosi's Abortion Stimulus Package; Geithner Confirmed

    01/27/2009 6:02:56 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 31 replies · 1,462+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 1/27/09 | Connie Hair
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) will bring her “Kill the Children” economic stimulus plan to the floor of the House this week for a likely vote on Thursday.  On ABC’s “This Week” last  Sunday, Pelosi justified the inclusion of expanded federal funding for abortions as part of an economic stimulus plan on the grounds that reducing the number of children being born would help stimulate the economy.Pelosi’s pronouncement rightly raised the ire of Congressman John Carter (R-Tx.), secretary of the House Republican Conference.  “To attempt to stimulate the economy by killing babies is an atrocity,” Carter said, speaking for...
  • Pelosi Advocates Greater Government Investment in Banks: ‘Some People Call That Nationalization’

    01/26/2009 6:37:54 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies · 728+ views
    CNSNews ^ | January 26, 2009 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, describing the U.S. economy as “dark, darker, darkest,” indicated that further nationalization of American banks may be necessary, although she shied away from using the word “nationalization.” Pelosi also told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that investing in food stamps and unemployment insurance would be more effective in stimulating the economy than any tax cut would be. In a taped, edited interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Pelosi was asked if she would go along with additional government investment in American financial institutions. Pelosi said she’s willing to do “whatever we have to do”...
  • With Charlie Rangel Probe Awaiting, Pelosi Names Four New Democrats to Ethics Panel

    01/23/2009 2:01:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 151+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/22/09 | Bennett Roth
    With Rangel Probe Awaiting, Pelosi Names Four New Democrats to Ethics PanelBy Bennett Roth, CQ Staff Bennett Roth, Cq Staff Thu Jan 22, 3:24 pm ET House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has completed the Democratic roster of the House ethics committee, which faces the task of investigating powerful Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel, a New York Democrat. The Speaker on Thursday appointed Ben Chandler of Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, Kathy Castor of Florida and Peter Welch of Vermont to the panel, which is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. Earlier this week, Pelosi named Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.,...
  • Pelosi Open to Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials

    01/18/2009 6:57:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 116 replies · 3,016+ views
    Pelosi Open to Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials The House speaker suggests to "FOX News Sunday" that the law might compel Democrats to press forth on some prosecutions of Bush administration officials, saying they may not "have a right to ignore" them. By Bill Sammon FOXNews.com Sunday, January 18, 2009 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receptive to the idea of prosecuting some Bush administration officials, while letting others who are accused of misdeeds leave office without prosecution, she told Chris Wallace in an interview on "FOX News Sunday." "I think you look at each item and see what is a...
  • Pelosi Urges Obama to Raise Taxes on Wealthy This Year

    01/09/2009 12:29:32 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 79 replies · 2,424+ views
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com ^ | Jan 8, 2009 | By Paul Kane
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is urging the incoming Obama administration to stick to its campaign pledge and immediately increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a position that President-elect Barack Obama has wavered on since winning election. Pelosi told reporters today that she "couldn't be more clear" in opposing some Obama advisers' wish to wait for the tax cuts on the highest income earners to expire in two years, as they are set to do under current law. "Put me down as clearly as you possibly can as one who wants to have those tax cuts for the wealthiest in...
  • Pelosi Erases Gingrich's Long-Standing Fairness Rules

    01/05/2009 7:54:23 AM PST · by Clinton's a liar · 340 replies · 16,485+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5 January 2009 | Connie Hair
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation. Pelosi’s proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office. Pelosi’s rule changes -- which may be voted on today -- will reverse the fairness rules that were written around Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.” In reaction, the House Republican leadership is sending a letter today to Pelosi to object to changes to House Rules this week...
  • Pelosi Statement on U.S. Economy Shrinking in Third Quarter

    10/30/2008 10:31:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies · 400+ views
    Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 10/30/2008 Pelosi Statement on U.S. Economy Shrinking in Third Quarter Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi today issued the following statement on third quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers, which shrank at a 0.3 percent annual rate in the July-September, marking the worst showing since the 2001 recession, and weekly applications for unemployment benefits, which remained at 478,000, near an all time high. “Today’s GDP news and jobless claims report confirm what Americans already know: that our nation’s economy is shrinking; consumers are not spending; and businesses are producing fewer...
  • Pelosi: Money is Dems’ only obstacle

    10/17/2008 1:01:37 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 1,124+ views
    Pelosi: Money is Dems’ only obstacle By Alexander Bolton Posted: 10/17/08 03:30 PM [ET] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says Democrats will expand their majority to 250 seats in the House next year and might have gone further if the party had more money. Pelosi’s stunning claim to talk show host Charlie Rose — that resources are the only obstacle holding the party back in the fall elections — is surprising given that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has raised $120 million, or nearly $30 million more than the House Republican fundraising committee. “I have many more races I...
  • Bailout passes: Pelosi promises show trials to pin blame on Repubs [VANITY]

    10/03/2008 10:53:01 AM PDT · by pabianice · 57 replies · 2,138+ views
    Fox News | 10/3/08
    No sooner had the $805B bail-out bill passed the House than Pelosi went to the TV cameras and promised show trials under Henry Waxman to pin the blame for this mess (on Republicans). She then praised Barney Frank's courage and leadership in delivering the country from the evil of Republicans in general and Wall Street in particular. Denny Hoyer then spoke of how we must never let the greedy lenders destroy the economy and that he is going to make sure that never happens again. James Clyburn assured viewers that Congress will make sure that no one loses their home...
  • Nancy Pelosi's Trillion Dollar Ego

    10/01/2008 9:56:32 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies · 522+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 10/01/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Do Democrats still want to ask if Sarah Palin is ready to lead??? This Monday, the stock market lost a trillion dollars in market capitalization after the House of Representatives rejected bipartisan legislation to restore the flow of credit upon which American business depends. Republican and Democratic leaders had both worked to get what they expected to be enough votes from their respective parties to pass the legislation, even though many Representatives have valid misgivings about the expenditure of $700 billion to bail out private businesses. Many of their constituents do as well, and they told their Representatives. In other...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pelosi paid husband with PAC funds

    09/30/2008 9:52:46 PM PDT · by Soliton · 74 replies · 3,766+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2008 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly $100,000 from her political action committee to her husband's real estate and investment firm over the past decade, a practice of paying a spouse with political donations that she voted to ban last year. Financial Leasing Services Inc. (FLS), owned by Paul F. Pelosi, has received $99,000 in rent, utilities and accounting fees from the speaker's "PAC to the Future" over the PAC's nine-year history.
  • Hugh Hewitt: The Destructocrats

    09/30/2008 9:38:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,000+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 30, 2008 | Hugh Hewitt
    Why did Nancy Pelosi sink the rescue package and Barack Obama and Harry Reid allow her to do so? The harshest voices in the leftosphere were certainly screaming at her. Kos posted "Pelosi thinks we're stupid" yesterday morning which ranted at the Speaker, and Michael Moore thundered away at "biggest robbery in the history of this country." Pelosi buckled, and with her went a trillion dollars in long accumulated wealth, nursed over decades into retirement accounts. Where was Obama? "Just trying to stay out of the battle," Rudy Giulianai told me yesterday about the Democratic nominee. "You know, 'Let me...
  • Throw 'Em All Out: Do-Nothing Democrat Congress Fails to Pass Bailout Bill

    09/29/2008 1:47:14 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 10 replies · 546+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 29, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    A Dire Emergency. That is what they told us. And even with full control of the Congress, the support of a lame duck president, his Treasury Secretary, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Nancy Pelosi failed to pass this EMERGENCY legislation. The Bailout bill failed by a vote of 207-226, with 94 Democrats voting against it. She needed to persuade 10 Democrats to join their own leadership, and the bill would have passed. It is a catastrophic failure of leadership of a Congress with a 9% approval rating.