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  • Senate Democrats forced to block Obama's jobs bill

    10/04/2011 12:51:49 PM PDT · by ˘ommon ˘ents · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2011 | by Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans tried to make Democrats hold a quick vote on President Obama's jobs-stimulus bill Tuesday, but were blocked by Senate Majority Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who is sponsoring Mr. Obama's bill but who said other matters take priority.
  • Republicans Remind Obama: Democrats Are Blocking House-Passed Jobs Bills

    09/07/2011 10:01:57 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 07, 2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Republican leaders are reminding President Obama that the House of Representatives has passed more than a dozen "pro-growth" measures to spur job creation, but with one exception, Senate Democrats have refused to consider any of those bills. In a letter to the president on Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) listed all the House-passed "jobs" bills that are now languishing in the Senate.
  • BROWN DEMANDS TO BE SEATED

    02/03/2010 10:40:17 AM PST · by GLDNGUN · 50 replies · 3,252+ views
    Drudge Report
    Siren on Drudge Report with headline only.
  • Democrats stifle Republican health care plans

    09/11/2009 6:13:14 PM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 11, 2009 | Byron York
    Rep. Tom Price, the Georgia Republican who heads the House GOP Study Committee, came to President Obama's speech Wednesday night itching to make a point. Price, who also happens to be an orthopedic surgeon, has often heard the president accuse Republicans of criticizing Democratic health care proposals while having no plans of their own. He expected Obama to do the same Wednesday night. "We knew the president would at some point say something like, 'and the other side has no ideas,' " Price says. So Price and his Republican colleagues brought with them copies of the more than 30 health...
  • Tennessee Grand Jury Joins DOJ in Obstructing Justice

    09/10/2009 5:03:30 PM PDT · by Man50D · 12 replies · 870+ views
    American Grand Jury ^ | September 9th, 2009 | JB Williams
    The US Constitution and the entire American way of life hang in the balance. Yet it is clear that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is engaged in running interference for someone very likely to be an unconstitutional fraud, busily dismantling our sovereign nation while his high-dollar Ivy League lawyers play politics with the justice system. For months now, numerous efforts to smoke Barack Hussein Obama out into the open where he can become the “transparent” president he promised to be, have been thwarted by Obama’s Department of Justice. The American people have been categorically denied access to the courts or...
  • Democrats Blocked Mortgage Regulations

    10/02/2008 4:06:17 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 12 replies · 661+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/02/2008 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Second in a series about how politicians (Democrats) and community organizations (ACORN) caused the mortgage meltdown http://www.thebulletin.us/site/news.asp?brd=2737
  • PROOF OF FANNIE AND FREDDIE COVER-UP BY DEMS

    09/28/2008 8:45:33 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 33 replies · 1,085+ views
    Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis
  • Devastating!... Dems Refuse to Reform Freddie & Fannie in 2004

    09/27/2008 10:26:32 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 29 replies · 1,336+ views
    http://youtube.com ^ | 9/27/08 | GWP
    Here you go-- Video proof that Democratic leaders refused to reform over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. ...Don't expect to see this on the nightly news. Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs . . At this 2004 hearing Democrat after Democrat, including Rep. Barney Frank and Rep. Maxine Waters, covered up for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Democrats covered up and killed legislation that would reform their cash cows. Obama has received $105,849 from troubled mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/ ....
  • Bill Clinton Says Dems Share Blame

    09/27/2008 7:27:59 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 1,295+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | September 27, 2008 | www.youtube.com
    Bill Clinton Says Dems Share Blame
  • Bill Clinton Says Democrats Resisted Standards For Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

    09/25/2008 6:04:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies · 2,335+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 9/25/2008 | Susan Duclos
    NewsBusters caught a segment from a video shown over at ABC's Political Radar in an article titled "Bill Clinton: Don't 'Overly Parse' McCain Request to Delay Debate," and within the video embedded at the article, at the 2 minute 45 second mark in the discussion dealing with the economy, ABC's Chris Cuomo asked Bill Clinton if Nancy Pelosi's recent statements were "playing politics," and Bill Clinton's answer has taken many by surprise. Chris Cuomo, ABC News: A little surprising for you to hear the Democrats saying, "This came out of nowhere, this is all about the Republicans. We had nothing...
  • The Democrats' 'Kill Drill' Bill (Remember this when you vote November 4th)

    09/23/2008 9:25:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 178+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 23, 208
    Energy Policy: With nearly 70% of voters demanding more domestic oil, the Democratic Congress is about to sneak a new drilling ban into a must-pass government funding bill — while claiming it supports drilling.Energy Policy: With nearly 70% of voters demanding more domestic oil, the Democratic Congress is about to sneak a new drilling ban into a must-pass government funding bill — while claiming it supports drilling.Earlier this month, Rasmussen Reports found that 69% of voters support offshore oil drilling. That's no wonder, with fuel prices still painfully high and widespread concerns that America is becoming dangerously dependent on oil-rich...
  • Republicans: Democrats' drilling bars most US oil

    09/13/2008 9:29:30 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 10 replies · 343+ views
    http://www.iht.com ^ | September 13, 2008 | www.iht.com
    WASHINGTON: Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives attacked a Democratic offshore drilling plan Friday for including a 50-mile coastal buffer that they said would leave untouched most of the 18 billion barrels of oil in waters now off-limits to energy companies. A Democratic drilling proposal expected to be taken up by the House next week would allow energy development access to waters 50 to 100 miles from shore along almost all the country's coastlines as long as a coastal state agrees to drilling off its shores. Waters off Florida's Gulf coast and a nationwide 50-mile coastal buffer would remain...
  • Still Blocking Vote on the American Energy Act, Speaker Pelosi Crafts “No Energy” Bill Loaded...

    08/18/2008 10:53:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 256+ views
    Still Blocking Vote on the American Energy Act, Speaker Pelosi Crafts “No Energy” Bill Loaded With Poison Pills Dow Jones News: Instead Of Allowing Vote on All-of-the-Above Energy Reforms, Speaker to Load Bill With Killer Provisions “Dooming the Election-Year Effort to Failure” Washington, Aug 18 - All year long, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has blocked a meaningful vote on the “all of the above” energy reforms the American people want – and she’s still blocking one. Congress’ five-week summer break continues to drag on – and there’s been no indication from the Speaker that she will allow an honest...
  • Pelosi Won't Limit Vote to Offshore Drilling ( So who's surprised... )

    08/16/2008 7:48:17 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 100+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, August 15, 2008 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday firmly rejected the idea of a House vote solely on the issue of offshore oil drilling, calling it "a hoax on the American people" backed by oil companies. Instead, she said, she wants Congress to tackle a compromise comprehensive energy plan that would include alternative energy sources and curtailing tax breaks for oil companies. "You want to drill? We want the royalties for the American people, and we want that to pay for renewable energy resources," the San Francisco Democrat said in an interview for KQED television's weekly news show, "This Week in Northern...
  • In empty House, GOP engages in political theater

    08/16/2008 7:16:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 110+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 8/16/08
    In empty House, GOP engages in political theaterBy McClatchy Newspapers and Newhouse News Service Saturday, August 16, 2008 - Page updated at 12:00 AM WASHINGTON — No votes are being cast and C-SPAN's cameras aren't turned on, but Congress' August recess hasn't stopped more than 100 House Republicans from appearing on the House floor during the past two weeks to demand a vote on expanding domestic oil drilling. **SNIP** The not-ready-for-prime-time effort to embarrass the Democrats into debating offshore drilling might be having an impact. **SNIP** The Republicans might be doing the honorable thing. After all, House members will earn...
  • Pelosi to address nation on gas prices

    08/15/2008 11:52:25 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 59 replies · 153+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8/15/08 | Mike Soraghan
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hitting back directly at President Bush and congressional Republicans on energy and gas prices. Pelosi (D-Calif.) will deliver the Democrats’ weekly radio address, which is a response to the president’s weekly address to the country. She will take aim at Republican energy policies, highlighting Bush's and Vice President Cheney’s background in the oil industry, and lay out the Democrats’ latest plan for energy independence and addressing high gasoline prices. “America faces a choice: a continuation of the Bush-Cheney-McCain approach that perpetuates the failed policies that have produced soaring prices,” Pelosi will say, according to a...
  • Where’s the Energy? Locked up, thanks to Speaker Pelosi.

    08/11/2008 3:01:40 PM PDT · by Delacon · 20 replies · 128+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 11, 2008 | John Shadegg
    We are the nation of Velcro, the light-bulb, the microwave, the Ford Model-T, and the Wright Brothers. We fought and defeated tyranny and fascism. We’ve walked on the moon. Where others see impossibility, our nation sees a challenge. Pessimism and hopelessness are not American characteristics. As the price of gas climbs higher and higher, doomsday scenarios are playing out in the media. Americans aren’t buying it, they’re demanding a solution. But our can-do nation is suffering at the hands of “can’t-do” congressional leadership. After months of prohibiting a vote on increased domestic oil production, House Democrats have gone on summer...
  • Son of a Beach (Democrats on Vacation say no to drilling)

    08/06/2008 6:29:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 22 replies · 194+ views
    http://www.freedomswatch.org/ ^ | August 2008 | http://www.freedomswatch.org/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr7dhQcPyWo&eurl=http://www.freedomswatch.org/
  • No-Drill Stand Is A Dry Hole For Democrats

    08/04/2008 6:25:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies · 286+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 4, 2008 | Larry Kudlow
    As John McCain and the GOP leaders nationalize the drill, drill, drill message, the Republican Party might conceivably be riding a summer political rally. The question of offshore drilling, along with expanded domestic energy production, has suddenly become the biggest political and economic wedge issue of this election. Is there a Republican tsunami in the making? According to the major polls, Sen. McCain has overcome a big deficit to pull even with Obama. Meanwhile, according to a Rasmussen survey, Democratic Party identification has slumped. As Republicans on the House floor shouted "vote, vote, vote" and "lower gas prices," the Democratic...
  • 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...
  • Nancy Pelosi Grilled, Tries To Defend Her Position On Offshore Drilling, Fails

    08/03/2008 6:19:05 PM PDT · by Quaker · 67 replies · 1,541+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 3, 2008 | Quaker
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-San Francisco) is grilled on her position for not allowing an up or down vote in the House for offshore drilling. She stumbles through her explanation. (Video Included)
  • Stephanopoulos to Pelosi: Why No Up or Down Vote on Drilling?

    08/03/2008 10:59:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies · 257+ views
    Stephanopoulos to Pelosi: Why No Up or Down Vote on Drilling? By Noel Sheppard Created 2008-08-03 13:41 It seems that even ABC's George Stephanopoulos is getting fed up with Congressional Democrats blocking efforts by Republicans to expand offshore oil drilling in order to bring down gas prices. On Sunday's "This Week," Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) was asked repeatedly why she refuses to allow this issue to come to a vote. The look of disgust on Stephanopoulos's face as Pelosi mumbled non sequitur after non sequitur was almost more telling of his sense of frustration than the number...
  • Rock the House: What should Republicans do now?

    08/03/2008 10:49:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 137+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 3, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    “Hit hard, hit fast, hit often.”That was the advice Marine hero Chesty Puller gave his men.That’s the advice congressional Republicans should follow.On Friday, GOP members led a revolt on the floor that rocked the House, energized the conservative base, humiliated the feckless Democrat majority, and brought visiting tourists to their feet cheering in the gallery. (Oh, and not coincidentally on Friday afternoon, Barack Obama followed John McCain and flip-flopped on offshore drilling. If you lead, conservatives, the flip-floppers will follow.) While Do-Nothing Nancy Pelosi jetted off on her pathetically-performing “Know Your Power” book tour and Democrats adjourned for a five-week...
  • HOUSE REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO VACATE!! Lights Shut Off! Update- Video!! (Free Republic Quoted)

    08/02/2008 3:57:31 PM PDT · by Syncro · 41 replies · 345+ views
    Gatewaypundit ^ | Augush1, 2008 | Staff
    Friday, August 01, 2008 HOUSE REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO VACATE!! Lights Shut Off! ...Updated With List ...Update- Video!! “The C-SPAN cameras were gone and the microphones were off, but that didn’t stop a small group of Republicans from taking over the House floor after the House adjourned for five weeks to attack Democrats for leaving town without doing something to lower gas prices... "Madame Speaker, Where art thou?" Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, shouted from the well of the House.” GOP.govAugust 1, 2008The House shut off the lights earlier.Someone should bring them a box of candles... Isn't that part of the Democratic...
  • Beware the Ides of August (Fox crew: House chaos yesterday- MUST READ)

    08/02/2008 3:24:05 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 85 replies · 215+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8-2-08 | Chad Pergram
    <p>And for this August 1, I figured something bizarre might be afoot. Especially on the floor of the House of Representatives.</p> <p>Every morning, I check-in with Sarah Santer, the morning assignment editor in FOX’s Washington bureau.</p> <p>I warned her: be on guard. Prepare to deploy crews around Capitol Hill. Congress was leaving town today for the five-week August recess.</p>
  • Bush blames Congress for not acting on gas prices

    07/30/2008 12:52:42 PM PDT · by tflabo · 16 replies · 95+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | BEN FELLER,
    The president again pinned the prospect of oil drilling off the coastline — considered a long-term energy solution — to today's high gas prices for consumers. "The American people are rightly frustrated by the failure of the Democratic leaders in Congress to enact commonsense solutions," the president said. Bush acknowledged that development of oil resources in waters off the coastlines, an area known as the Outer Continental Shelf, would take time. But he said that only creates more urgency for Congress to lift its legislative ban on drilling in these protected waters before lawmakers leave Washington for summer break.
  • Political Ad of the Century (A gift from our oppoents)

    08/01/2008 2:19:24 PM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 28 replies · 60+ views
    Thank You DEMOCRATS!!!! You have just given us the commercial that will swing this election!!!!! The RNC needs to get this on the airwaves NOW!!!!!! (Big kudos to Hotair.com) http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/31/video-dems-wont-act-even-at-10-per-gallon/
  • Congress' response to gas price is to sputter (RATS on 'VACATION'/gridlock are for drilling)

    08/01/2008 7:28:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 212+ views
    2 Journal Now .com ^ | 8/01/08 | H. Josef Hebert
    Congress' response to gas price is to sputterBoth parties jockeyed for political points By H. Josef Hebert THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 1, 2008 WASHINGTON - In a summer of nationwide anguish over fuel costs, Congress' attack on high gasoline prices has been full of high-octane rhetoric and low-energy results. **SNIP** One energy issue has overshadowed the others: Congress has been in gridlock because of sharp disagreement between Democrats and Republicans over whether to open the coastal waters of the Atlantic and Pacific to oil and gas drilling. **SNIP** "If you want to take pressure off price, we ought to...
  • Republicans Rebel Against Adjournment; Pelosi Turns Out Lights

    08/01/2008 6:43:45 PM PDT · by kellynla · 52 replies · 335+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 08/01/2008 | John Gizzi
    As the House floor filled up this afternoon and Republican lawmakers emerged to air their complaints about Speaker Pelosi with reporters, one key player in the GOP uprising told me he had reached the White House and told a top aide to urge the President to call Congress back into session. Rep. Mike Pence (R.Ind.), who joined with fellow conservative Republican Reps. John Shadegg (Ariz.) and Ted Poe (Tex.) to keep the House open this afternoon, said that the President was out of town. However, the Hoosier lawmaker quickly added that “I spoke with a key aide and made it...
  • Congress starts break with no gas price solution (Please Pres. Bush, call them back into session)

    08/01/2008 2:15:26 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies · 70+ views
    yahoo ^ | 8/1/2008 | Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan/Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress began a five-week vacation on Friday, leaving unresolved how to ease the surge in gasoline prices that is certain to be an issue until election day in November and beyond. Lawmakers will resume wrangling over how to bring down the cost at the pump and move the United States toward energy independence when they return on September 8. Yet any solution may be put off until after the elections on November 4, when Democrats are expected to expand their majority in Congress and may also win control of the White House.
  • 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...
  • Senate, Deadlocked on Energy, Grinds to Halt

    07/30/2008 7:17:49 PM PDT · by kellynla · 17 replies · 335+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 30, 2008 | Donna Smith
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A partisan election-year battle over high gasoline prices and a Republican push to open more U.S. coastal waters and federal land to oil and gas drilling has brought work in the U.S. Senate to a halt. Lawmakers are preparing to head off for a month-long break before gearing up for the November congressional and presidential elections. It appears the housing rescue bill signed by President George W. Bush on Wednesday might be the last significant piece of legislation from the current Congress, says Paul Light of New York University's Center for the Study of Congress. "There is...
  • Why Democrats Love High Gas Prices!

    07/26/2008 7:34:34 AM PDT · by Delacon · 81 replies · 184+ views
    Newsbull.com ^ | July 26, 2008 | JB Williams
    The average American voter understands no more about the contributing factors of the current price of gasoline, than they do the falling value of their national currency. That makes them easy targets for political manipulation in a very important election year. Simple Supply and Demand Economics Most Americans kind of get this one, though they are often misled about the ups and downs of natural free market cycles and how much impact government has, or should have, on the matter. In short, the cost for one gallon of gas (or one loaf of bread) is dramatically increased when there is...
  • No Drilling, No Vote

    07/26/2008 5:48:22 AM PDT · by kellynla · 32 replies · 125+ views
    wasingtonpost.com ^ | July 25, 2008 | staff
    WHY NOT have a vote on offshore drilling? There's a serious debate to be had over whether Congress should lift the ban on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf that has been in place since 1981. Unfortunately, you won't be hearing it in the House of Representatives -- certainly, you won't find lawmakers voting on it -- anytime soon. Instead of dealing with the issue on the merits, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a staunch opponent of offshore drilling, has simply decreed that she will not allow a drilling vote to take place on the House floor. Why not? "What...
  • Effort to Address Gasoline Prices Stalls in the House

    07/25/2008 4:19:56 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 26 replies · 239+ views
    nyt ^ | July 25, 2008 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — House Democrats failed Thursday in their efforts to force the Bush administration to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gasoline prices as Republicans stuck to their demands for a vote on an expansion of offshore drilling. Despite winning majority support, the measure to draw 70 million barrels of light crude oil from the reserve for sale in the commercial market did not receive the two-thirds support needed under special rules. The vote was 268 to 157, 16 short of the margin needed.Republicans held together to stall the measure, which Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the Republican...
  • Pelosi prevents production of MORE than 700 million barrels of oil

    07/24/2008 1:17:06 PM PDT · by Who is John Galt? · 22 replies · 157+ views
    07-24-2008 | Vanity
    I was listening to Rush Limbaugh at lunch today, and he mentioned that Ms. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) was castigating the President for failing to release any of the "700 million barrels" of oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (our emergency supply). Guess what? Nancy has been preventing the production of a lot more than 700 million barrels of our oil, and she has been doing it for years. Take a look here: http://www.mms.gov/omm/pacific/offshore/oil-gaspdfs/2000-063.pdf"Unproved reserves are estimated to be 1,316 million barrels of oil and 922 billion cubic feet of gas, in 25 fields."That's ONE BILLION, THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN...
  • The Soldier Voting Scandal

    07/24/2008 11:10:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies · 141+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | July 24, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    Rep. Roy Blunt, the House Republican whip, on July 8 introduced a resolution demanding that the Defense Department better enable U.S. military personnel overseas to vote in the November elections. That act was followed by silence. Democrats normally leap on an opportunity to find fault with the Bush Pentagon. But not a single Democrat joined Blunt as a co-sponsor, and an all-Republican proposal cannot pass in the Democratic-controlled House. Analysis by the federal Election Assistance Commission, rejecting inflated Defense Department voting claims, estimated overseas and absentee military voting for the 2006 midterm elections at a disgracefully low 5.5 percent. The...
  • The Soldier Voting Scandal

    07/23/2008 9:49:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 173+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Roy Blunt, the House Republican whip, on July 8 introduced a resolution demanding that the Defense Department better enable U.S. military personnel overseas to vote in the November elections. That act was followed by silence. Democrats normally leap on an opportunity to find fault with the Bush Pentagon. But not a single Democrat joined Blunt as a co-sponsor, and an all-Republican proposal cannot pass in the Democratic-controlled House. Analysis by the federal Election Assistance Commission, rejecting inflated Defense Department voting claims, estimated overseas and absentee military voting for the 2006 midterm elections at a disgracefully low...
  • Senator Salazar Lauds Oil Shale Limitations in Omnibus Bill (i.e., Senator Kenny is an idiot)

    07/23/2008 5:08:06 PM PDT · by Who is John Galt? · 51 replies · 204+ views
    Kenny's web site ^ | 12-17-2007 | Senator Kenny Salazar, Democrat, CO
    WASHINGTON, DC –Today, United States Senator Ken Salazar declared victory for the communities of Colorado’s Western Slope. Efforts by Reps. John Salazar and Mark Udall and Senator Salazar will now ensure that language is included in the omnibus spending bill that will prohibit the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from issuing any final regulations for commercial-scale leasing of oil shale and from offering any commercial oil shale leases during fiscal year 2008. Senator Salazar was also able to work in language that specifically reiterates how important it is for the Department of Interior and BLM to cooperate more fully with...
  • America’s Energy Held Hostage

    07/23/2008 7:22:05 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 7 replies · 75+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-23-08 | Humberto Fontova
    No sooner did President Bush lift the executive ban on oil exploration in the outer Continental Shelf then Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, put the kibosh to its prospects. “The only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil resources is action from the US Congress,” said President Bush last week. “The president of the United States, with gas at $4 a gallon because of his failed energy policies, is now trying to say that is because I couldn’t drill offshore,” quickly countered the House Speaker. “That is not the cause, and I am not going to...
  • America Held Hostage--By Nancy Pelosi

    07/22/2008 8:21:24 AM PDT · by slickeroo · 30 replies · 87+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/22/09 | Humberto Fontova
    America held hostage – by Nancy Pelosi Posted: July 22, 2008 By Humberto Fontova No sooner did President Bush lift the executive ban on oil exploration in the outer Continental Shelf than Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi put the kibosh to its prospects. "The only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil resources is action from the U.S. Congress," said President Bush last week. "The president of the United States, with gas at $4 a gallon because of his failed energy policies, is now trying to say that is because I couldn't drill offshore," quickly countered...
  • Pelosi blocks vote on Bush request to lift ban on offshore oil drilling

    07/20/2008 10:33:47 AM PDT · by radar101 · 102 replies · 186+ views
    SacBee ^ | July 20, 2008 | Rob Hotakainen
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has called President Bush "a total failure" and said Congress has been forced to "to sweep up after his mess over and over and over again," said she has no plans to schedule a vote to lift an offshore drilling ban. Public support for a resumption of exploration off the coast has been growing since the advent of $4-a-gallon gasoline. Paul Sakuma _____________________________________________ WASHINGTON – A plan to lift the ban on coastal drilling is stalled on Capitol Hill, for one simple reason: A Californian who opposes President Bush's proposal is calling the shots...
  • An Uphill Battle on Offshore Drilling

    07/20/2008 6:50:20 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 165+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 07/19/2008 | Ben Lieberman
    With only six months left in office, President Bush has finally repealed presidential restrictions on oil drilling in American waters. Now it's Congress' turn to do the same and start bringing more domestic energy online. To almost anyone outside of Washington, making better use of domestic energy resources would seem a painfully obvious step at a time when gasoline is topping $4 a gallon. However, much of the nation's energy potential remains off-limits. This includes 85 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf, thanks to longstanding government prohibitions. Congressional restrictions have been in place since 1982, while the White House policy...
  • Power of one: Pelosi vows to block offshore drilling vote

    07/19/2008 8:50:34 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 64 replies · 404+ views
    McClatchey Newspapers ^ | 7/18/08 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON — A plan to lift the ban on coastal drilling is stalled on Capitol Hill, for one simple reason: A Californian who opposes President Bush's proposal is calling the shots in the House of Representatives. Despite growing public support for ending the ban, even in California, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she won't allow a vote. "I have no plans to do so," Pelosi said Thursday. It's an example of the vast power placed in the office of the speaker, who sets the agenda for the 435-member House. Members can force a vote if enough of them sign...
  • Gore Urges Congress to Maintain Ban on Offshore Drilling

    07/19/2008 4:53:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies · 145+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2008 | Stephen Power
    Former Vice President Al Gore urged Congress not to overturn a federal ban on offshore drilling and complained that lawmakers are "being stampeded by lobbyists for special interests" eager to lift the moratorium. In a speech and interview, Mr. Gore called for moving the U.S. toward "zero-carbon" electricity over a decade, and reiterated his support for a carbon tax accompanied by a "sharp reduction" in payroll taxes. "We have to switch from carbon-intensive fuels to renewable energy," Mr. Gore said. Although some recent opinion polls have found evidence of a shift in public opinion toward favoring more domestic drilling as...
  • Democrats Believe High Gas Prices are Good

    07/17/2008 8:39:08 PM PDT · by daniel885 · 2 replies · 89+ views
    SpeakYourMind.net ^ | 7/18/2008 | Daniel Encarnacion
    Well, as everyone knows, gas prices are pretty high. And most people want them lower. Notice I said “most people.” I say that because there have actually been people I’ve run into who do not want them lower. And I was confused. Do many people really feel this way? Actually they’re not as few and far between as you might think; in fact, it’s the official policy of the Democrat leadership in the Congress and Barack Obama. The policy is called "being green" or in otherwords, being a 21st century tree-hugger. They don't pitch the phrase "High Gas Prices!!" but...
  • Democrats Should Let Us Drill

    07/18/2008 3:04:33 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 17 replies · 167+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2008 | Mitch McConnell
    Now that an executive branch ban on offshore oil exploration has been lifted, the time has come for Democrats in Washington to lift their own ban on increased domestic supply. Americans are demanding that Congress do something about record-high gas prices. They recognize that prices will not go down unless supplies go up. And they also know that the only thing now standing in the way of more domestic supply is the Democratic refusal to allow it...
  • Democrats won't help with gas crisis

    07/17/2008 5:57:08 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 174+ views
    http://www.dailyherald.com ^ | 7/17/2008 | James Thompson
    In June I commuted for an hour and a half each way and learned what the radical increase in gas prices means. One day while stopped at a busy intersection, two demonstrators came out with signboards strapped to them. One said something like: Al Gore fell on his head at birth. Drill for oil now! The appearance of such demonstrators is a sign of the times. John McCain for President and Steve Sauerberg for U.S. Senator from Illinois are calling for nuclear power as well as more domestic oil drilling. Meanwhile, Democrats Obama and Dick Durbin do nothing on drilling....
  • For Pelosi, a Fight Against Offshore Drilling

    07/17/2008 4:33:23 AM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 110+ views
    new york times ^ | 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 Santa Barbara oil spill in 1969 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 Ms. Pelosi. She repeatedly resisted oil drilling in marine sanctuaries near her San Francisco district and, after joining the Appropriations Committee, was an advocate of reinstating the ban on coastal drilling through spending restrictions...
  • 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...