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  • In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes ['Rat corruption trial in Philly][

    05/26/2016 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
    For Fattah's failed bid in 2007 to become mayor of Philadelphia, Naylor said, he distributed $200,000 in cash on Election Day from a fund that now lies at the heart of the Justice Department's racketeering conspiracy case. Another top strategist on the campaign, Thomas Lindenfeld, already has testified that he took out a $1 million loan from then-Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord at Fattah's encouragement. Because the donation exceeded city campaign-contribution limits, the loan was made to Lindenfeld's Washington political consulting firm and did not appear on the congressman's campaign filings.
  • Pelosi, Reid: Cancel Memorial Day recess to deal with Zika, Supreme Court

    05/26/2016 12:23:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    House and Senate Democrats told Republican leaders Thursday to postpone a Memorial Day recess until their demands for Supreme Court nomination hearings and emergency spending to combat the Zika virus and other crises are met. From the opioids and heroin crisis to the lead-tainted water scandal in Flint, Mich., Congress faces a larger workload than ever but has opted to work less in a contentious election year, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Congress is set to skip town Thursday for its Memorial Day break and will not return until the second week...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Too many superdelegates in nomination process

    05/23/2016 2:25:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Democratic Party relies too heavily on superdelegates to pick its presidential nominees, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday though she downplayed the current dispute between party leaders and Sen. Bernard Sanders. Mrs. Pelosi called the fight between Mr. Sanders and party leaders a family disagreement and insisted it wont dent the eventual nominee in the general election. She also dismissed comparisons to the riot-fueled 1968 Democratic convention. This is an incident. That was a colossal clash of people, she said.
  • Breaking! Trump receives his biggest endorsement!!!!!!

    05/11/2016 8:27:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 142 replies
    Newt Gingrich endorses Trump!!!!
  • Pelosi, Lee wont take sides in Clinton versus Sanders

    05/10/2016 1:59:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Rep. Barbara Lee and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are rarely shy about taking stands on issues, except when it comes to the question Bernie or Hillary? Lee and Pelosi are the only two elected Bay Area Democrats who have not publicly endorsed either Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Even Pelosis daughter Christine Pelosi is backing Clinton, and appeared at the opening of Clintons new San Francisco field office Monday. Their rare reticence is rooted in the raw political calculus of not wanting to alienate the partisans on either side, which could result in...
  • Nancy Pelosi's Net Worth

    05/08/2016 7:14:58 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 31 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 2012 | Ballotpedia
    Nancy Pelosi Yearly Net Worth Year Average Net Worth 2004 $50,086,562 2012 $87,997,030 Growth from 2004 to 2012: 76% Average annual growth: 9% Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.
  • Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP

    05/07/2016 10:05:36 AM PDT · by Syncro · 75 replies
    ProgressivesToday ^ | May 7, 2016 | Aleister
    Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP May 7, 2016 by Aleister The minority leader of the House of Representatives is now plotting with the president of a foreign country to keep the presumptive Republican nominee from winning the presidency. How is this even legal?The Washington Examiner reports: Pelosi, Vicente Fox plot to defeat Trump, Mexican calls Trump voters lazy drunksLatin Americas toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to...
  • Pelosi, Vicente Fox plot to defeat Trump, Mexican calls Trump voters lazy drunks

    05/06/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/16 | Paul Bedard, Sean Langille
    Latin America's toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to Hillary Clinton.
  • Pelosi warns: Dems can't ignore Trump anymore

    05/06/2016 11:15:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has a word of warning for her fellow Democrats: "We cant ignore Donald Trump any longer." In a fundraising email sent Wednesday from the Democrats' campaign arm, Pelosi said she's "worried" and "disgusted" by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. She's calling for "serious help from grassroots Democrats to stop him and the Republicans" in November. Translation: send money. "Hes a formidable candidate and a serious threat to our country," Pelosi said on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). "Its up to us to make sure Trump doesnt become our next President."...
  • Pelosi: Mexico should not worry about Trump (Traitor Alert)

    05/03/2016 2:52:35 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/16 10:27 AM EDT | Rafael Bernal
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a Mexican newspaper Monday that Mexico should not worry about Donald Trump Pelosi and a delegation of representatives met with Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto Monday, kicking off a three-country tour to discuss security, trade, migration and human rights. In the interview with the newspaper Reforma, Pelosi said Trump "is speaking to a minority, people who are insecure, who maybe lost their job and think it was because of immigration, because of trade, so I think it's putting too much weight on all this, but he only has one half of one half,...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Donald Trump is playing the joker's card

    04/29/2016 9:48:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Donald Trump might be playing "the joker's card" when he has said Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" as a presidential candidate. "I don't know what card he is playing, I mean what, the joker's card? That doesn't even count in a deck of cards," Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference when asked to react to Trump's latest remarks. Pelosi said candidates for elected office shouldn't campaign on their gender. "It's not a winning message. The winning message is 'I think you should support me because I think I...
  • Pelosi Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion...

    04/19/2016 12:01:17 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    SunEdison is now eyeing bankruptcy, but Paul Pelosi invested right before a 2014 stock rally House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosis husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show. SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities. Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First...
  • Pelosis Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion

    04/19/2016 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/19/16 | Lachlan Markay
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosis husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show. SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities. Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind further bolstered the reputation of the company, wrote one market-watcher at the time. Perhaps...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Being a Woman is No Longer a Pre-Existing Medical Condition

    04/14/2016 8:05:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 14, 2016 | 3:18 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today listed a number of things she believes mark the progress that has been made since President Barack Obama took office, including how being a woman is treated by health insurance plans. [] 20 million people now have health insurance who didnt, she continued, and those many who had health insurance have it in a better wayno pre-existing conditions, no life-time limits. And being a woman is no longer a pre-existing medical condition. The list goes on and on.
  • Pelosi Complains: 50,000 Irish in the U.S. Illegally 'Can't Even Go Home for a Family Funeral'

    03/18/2016 12:19:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2016 | 7:34 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday blasted House Republicans for their intention to file a legal brief challenging President Obamas unilateral actions on immigration. Its ironic thattheyre having this vote on St. Patricks Day, Pelosi told a news conference. Last night, we had a celebration of the Irish-American heritage. While I do not have Irish grandparents, I do have Irish grandchildren, and one of them was there at the dinner and we talked about immigration. Pelosi then turned her attention to Irish citizens who are in the United States illegally: So, and what its about is all the...
  • Pelosi pans superdelegate system

    03/03/2016 4:55:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/3/2016 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday amplified her criticism of the Democrats' presidential primary system, saying the states' pledged delegates and not the superdelegates should decide the winner. "I'm not a believer in the sway of superdelegates deciding who is going to be the nominee," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "I think we have a democratic process where people vote on both sides of the aisle and that that should determine who the nominee is." Pelosi made waves by making similar comments amid the 2008 primary contest between then-Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Hillary...
  • 12th Video Catches Planned Parenthood Aborting Intact Late-Term Babies to Sell as Parts

    03/02/2016 3:18:05 AM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | March 1, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    The Center for Medical Progress released a new undercover video Tuesday just a day before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a monumental case on abortion. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The 12th video (watch below)  in the series shows new footage of Jennefer Russo, medical director at Planned Parenthood in Orange County, California, describing to undercover investigators how her abortion business tries to harvest intact aborted babies’ bodies for a local for-profit biotech company and changes the abortion procedure to do so.“The fact that a community like Orange County, CA, is open for business for baby body parts makes clear...
  • Email: Nancy Pelosi Said Dealing With Obama Was Like Dealing With The Junior Senator From Illinois

    02/27/2016 3:03:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/16 | Chuck Ross
    California Rep. Nancy Pelosi disparagingly referred to President Obama as the junior senator from Illinois during a meeting with wealthy Democratic donors just after the party was trounced in 2010s mid-term elections, according to an email that Sidney Blumenthal sent to then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. When I go to the White House I feel like Im dealing with the junior senator from Illinois, is what Blumenthal claimed Pelosi told a group of people gathered at the Democracy Alliances annual meeting, held in mid-Nov. 2010. The email was contained in the batch of records released by the State Department...
  • Pelosi: GOP's 'disrespect' for Obama 'knows no bounds' (Hilarious)

    02/25/2016 11:19:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2016 | Mike Lillis
    Greg Nash House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed Senate Republicans on Thursday for their refusal to consider President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court. Pelosi said the Republicans' strategy of waiting for the next president to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia marks a "breathtaking" case of neglect that "flies in the face" of their constitutional duties. "Republicans' contempt for functioning government and their disrespect for the president knows no bounds," Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. "Evidently it isn't enough for Republicans to merely shut down government or threaten the full faith and credit...
  • Feds 'Passive' About Policing Obamacare Fraud, Report Finds (Pelosi knew)

    02/25/2016 2:32:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/24/16
    With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report due out Wednesday. While the Government Accountability Office stops short of alleging widespread cheating in President Barack Obama's signature program, investigators found that the administration has struggled to resolve eligibility questions affecting millions of initial applications and hundreds of thousands of consumers who were actually approved for benefits. The agency administering the health law - the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services - "has assumed a passive approach...
  • Buried in Obamacare paperwork, a lot of cancer patients have subsidies snapped (Pelosi knew)

    02/15/2016 4:58:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    **SNIP** Hundreds of thousands of people lose subsidies under the health law, or even their policies, when they get tangled in a web of paperwork problems involving income, citizenship and taxes. Some are dealing with serious illnesses like cancer. Advocates fear the problems, if left unresolved, could undermine the nation's historic gains in health insurance. Walk Whitlow was under treatment for cancer when he found out his financial assistance under President Barack Obama's health care law got slashed - meaning his premium quadrupled and his deductible went from $900 to $4,600. Lynn Herrin got irritated when she had to pay...
  • Pelosi Wants to Discuss Requiring All Young Women to Register for Draft

    02/11/2016 9:52:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 11, 2016 | 11:53 AM EST | Lauretta Brown
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNSNews.com at her press briefing on Thursday that requiring young women to register for the draft is "an issue that we should discuss." [...] "I think it's an issue that we should discuss. I think we should discuss it. Every time we use the word 'draft', people get a misunderstanding about what you're talking about, but I have supported women in every role in the military including Commander in Chief." ...
  • Nancy Pelosi Invokes ‘Prophet Muhammad’ At National Prayer Breakfast

    02/04/2016 2:23:56 PM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/04/2016 | Casey Harper
    Congressmen, President Barack Obama and faith leaders from around the country met for the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, D.C. Thursday. At the breakfast, House Minority Leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi took the opportunity to invoke "the prophet Muhammad."
  • ‘No, No, No, No’—Pelosi Says She Opposes Restrictions on Women in Combat

    02/04/2016 1:14:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 12:35 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At her weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she does not support Congress taking any action to restrict the use of women in combat by the U.S. military. [...] "No, no, no, no. I think that women can--while it's an individual thing for men and for women as to the task--but I support removing any barriers to women serving in the military, including becoming commander in chief." ...
  • Sanders defends tax increase pledge after Pelosi's comments

    01/31/2016 10:22:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday shot back against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) comments that Democrats aren't "running on any platform of raising taxes." Sanders said the U.S. is spending "far more than other countries on healthcare." "My proposal will save middle-class families thousands of dollars a year on their healthcare costs. Most people tell me, 'Yes, they would be happy to pay $1,000 more in taxes if they're paying $5,000 less in healthcare premiums,' " he said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Sanders said the U.S. needs to follow every other major country in controlling healthcare...
  • Pelosi distances Democrats from Sanders's plan to raise taxes

    01/27/2016 5:32:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/16 | Mike Lillis
    Democrats are not on board with the tax hikes Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has proposed to pay for his single-payer healthcare proposal, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday. "We're not running on any platform of raising taxes," Pelosi said during a press briefing to launch the Democrats' yearly issues conference in Baltimore, Md. "We do want to have a fairer tax system, and... we hope that we can do that this year." Sanders on Monday acknowledged that his "Medicare-for-all" healthcare plan would require tax hikes on the middle class. “We will raise taxes, yes we will,” Sanders...
  • Trump Vows a ‘Close,’ ‘Good Relationship’ With Pelosi and Schumer as President

    01/26/2016 6:35:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01/26/2016 | Fred Lucas
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump used a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC to tout the fact that, as president, he would work with Democratic leaders in Congress to get things done. He specifically talked about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and asserted he was "close" to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to replace outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem. Reid will be gone," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday. He continued: "I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately, obviously,...
  • Trump says he could cut deals with Pelosi

    01/26/2016 9:29:30 AM PST · by Isara · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/26/16 | Ariel Cohen
    Donald Trump said that he has always had a great relationship with Nancy Pelosi in Congress and that the two will work together if he is elected to the Oval Office. "I think I'll get along with Nancy Pelosi," Trump said Tuesday on "Morning Joe" when asked who he could make deals with in Congress. He added, "Ive always had a great relationship with Harry Reid and frankly if I weren't running for office I'd be able to deal with [Pelosi], I'd be able to deal with Reid, I'd be able to deal with anybody." The GOP front-runner, who has...
  • Donald Trump: I’ve always had good relationships with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid

    01/26/2016 8:01:46 AM PST · by agrarianlady · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/26/2016 | David Sherfinski
    "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem," Mr. Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "[Harry] Reid's going to be gone. I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately obviously I haven't been dealing with him, so he'll use my name as the ultimate ... of the billionaires in terms of people you don't want." "But I've always had a great relationship with Harry Reid," Mr. Trump said. "Frankly, if I weren't running for office, I'd be able to deal with [Pelosi], I'd be able to deal with Reid -- I'd be...
  • Ted Cruz: If You Want Someone To Cut Deals, With Reid, Pelosi and Schumer Then Trump Is Your Guy

    01/21/2016 3:32:13 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 89 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/21/2016 | Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz hit back at Donald Trump today for his attack on Cruz, that he won't go along to get along to curry favor in Washington. Of course Cruz accepts this criticism and in turn says that if you want someone who will go along to get along and cut deals with the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer, then Donald Trump is your guy. Couldn't have said it better myself. It's clear Trump puts a high priority on his ability to cut deals with people and that's just not something I'm looking for in a candidate....
  • Good news: Nancy Pelosi says she’s not for abortion on demand

    01/21/2016 7:19:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Roll Call's Melinda Henneberger was able to get something out of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): the California congresswoman isn't for abortion on demand. Yet, it's a piece of Bizarro Theater that captures how abortion has become the lynchpin for the Democratic Party. Moreover, you decide whether she thinks there should be limits on abortion (via Roll Call) [emphasis mine]:   Asked about the 20-week ban, Pelosi answered, "Let me say this; I'm a Catholic, a devout, practicing Catholic. I take great comfort in my faith, come from a very Catholic family, largely pro-life. I've had five children...
  • Primary problem: Trump praised Pelosi as 'the best'

    01/16/2016 2:32:21 PM PST · by doug6352 · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/06/11 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald Trump sent Nancy Pelosi warm wishes when she was sworn in as House Speaker in January 2007, praising her as "the best" in a personal note. Trump, who’s now mulling a Republican run for president, penned the note on a copy of a New York Times article that chronicled Pelosi's swearing-in, and wrote, "Nancy — you're the best. Congrats. Donald," according to sources familiar with the missive. ... Trump, now a registered Republican, is a former independent and former registered Democrat. And the Pelosi note is a reminder that he has a past political history of supporting both sides...
  • Pelosi: Iranians May Do Bad Things With The $150 Billion They Got Out Of The Nuke Deal [VIDEO]

    01/14/2016 1:14:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/13/16 | Steve Guest
    Nancy Pelosi acknowledges the Iranians may do bad things with the $150 billion dollars set to be returned to the regime as part of the Iranian nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama Administration. Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday, Pelosi even said the Iranians "have been doing bad things with the money that they have but the fact is the biggest threat to all of us is that Iran would have a nuclear weapon."
  • Affordability still a worry for Obamacare users (Pelosi knew)

    01/10/2016 3:02:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 1/10/16 | Bertha Coombs
    Michael Chadwick is all for Obamacare insurance - up to a point. The 32-year old Manhattan realtor was uninsured in his late twenties, and he was optimistic when he initially signed up for coverage three years ago. Then, his income changed. "I couldn't keep up with the payments, so I had no health insurance for the remainder of 2014," Chadwick explained to CNBC. He had a better year in 2015, and he's hopeful he'll be able to maintain his health coverage again this year. Still, he expressed frustration with the law's mechanics. "The Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) doesn't take into...
  • ObamaCare enrollment spikes ahead of increase in penalty (Pelosi knew)

    12/24/2015 4:50:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/15 | Peter Sullivan
    People who don't buy health insurance next year will face a penalty of at least $695, a price that is being linked to a jump in ObamaCare sign-ups, particularly among people under 35 years old. The administration said Tuesday that 8.2 million people have signed up so far, compared to 6.4 million at this point last year. That includes 2.1 million people under age 35 - nearly double the number of young people enrolled during the same period last year. Administration officials touting the numbers have pounded home the message that ObamaCare coverage is affordable in explaining the rush of...
  • Pelosi Explains Support for Ryan’s Spending Deal: ‘They Were Willing to Concede So Much’

    12/23/2015 9:40:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 19, 2015 | 9:45 AM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi explained her support for the $1.2 trillion spending bill that the Republican Congress passed yesterday and President Obama signed into law by pointing out to reporters that the Republicans "were willing to concede so much" to get the bill passed. The bill, Pelosi noted, did not stop funding of Planned Parenthood, and the Republicans "had to take out their provisions to destroy ACA"--the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. Pelosi argued that the Republican leaders were so intent on getting a provision to allow exports of U.S. crude oil that they were "willing to give up...
  • Franklin Graham: 'I Have Resigned From the Republican Party'

    12/23/2015 6:41:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12-13-15 | Todd Beamon
    Franklin Graham has resigned from the Republican Party and become an independent, declaring that "I have no hope in the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, or tea party to do what is best for America. "Unless more godly men and women get in this process and change this wicked system, our country is in for trouble," Graham, 63, wrote on Facebook. Graham called on "Christians, even pastors, across the country to pray about running for office where they can have an impact. "We need mayors, country commissioners, city council members, school board members who will uphold biblical values." The budget...
  • Politico, The Hill, Hide Speaker Ryan’s 2016 Report Card Pelosi: ‘They Gave Away The Store’

    12/23/2015 5:44:40 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2015 | Neil Munro
    Beltway-insider publications Politico and The Hill are hiding House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) 2016 disastrous report card, even days after the Dec. 18 passage of his $1.1-plus trillion 2016 spending-and-tax plan. Ryan and his top aides "really gave away the store," Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Dec. 18.
  • Ryan, Pelosi meet for rare dinner

    12/12/2015 7:17:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/12/15 | By LAUREN FRENCH and JAKE SHERMAN
    House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had a rare dinner together Friday in the Wisconsin Republican's Capitol office. Sources familiar with the dinner, which lasted more than two hours, said Ryan asked his Democratic counterpart to join him. The meeting comes as both sides are engaged in contentious negotiations over a government funding bill.
  • Steep new penalties for Americans who don't enroll in Obamacare (Pelosi knew)

    12/11/2015 11:17:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Fiscal Times via MSN ^ | 12/10/15 | Eric Pianin
    After two years of genteel coaxing of millions of Americans to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration has begun to turn up the heat with the threat of a sharp increase in tax penalties and other sanctions. While many people found it far less expensive to pay a penalty than to enroll in a new government-subsidized health care plan, they will be in for a rude awakening if they try that again. In fact, in some ways it will be cheaper to purchase one of the more modest insurance plans than to pay...
  • House GOP Shuts Down Nancy Pelosi’s Efforts to Force Gun Control Vote

    12/11/2015 8:02:25 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 10, the House GOP shut down Rep. Nancy Pelosi efforts to force a vote to add the no-fly list to background checks. The gun control push was co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson. According to the Associated Press, the efforts were defeated on a “near party line vote of 242-173.” The one Republican who sided with Democrats for gun control was Rep. Peter King (R-NY).
  • Dems warn against ObamaCare (Cadillac) tax delays

    12/11/2015 3:38:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/10/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Some Democrats are raising concerns that an ObamaCare tax trade-off taking shape in Congress this week could whet the appetite of other industries looking to chip away at the law. House and Senate leaders say they are inching closer to a year-end tax package - likely wrapped into the governing spending bill - that would pause both the healthcare law's "Cadillac tax" and its medical device tax for two years. Delaying the taxes would deliver a major win to labor groups and the medical device industry, respectively, after years of heavy lobbying against the provisions. And even as most supporters...
  • Pelosi: Gun restrictions needed to 'protect and defend' Americans

    12/08/2015 6:08:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/08/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called on the House to take up legislation to ban guns from terrorist suspects, and said Congress needs to take this step to fulfill its duty to protect all Americans from violence. "We cannot remain silent," the California Democrat said at a hearing of the Democrats' Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. "For us to honor the responsibilities that we have to protect and defend the American people, we must not only have moments of silence, we must have days of action." "To start, we can and must bring up the bipartisan Deny Firearms...
  • Pelosi on San Bernardino: 'We Have to Create a Climate in Our Country' That Respects Life

    12/04/2015 7:53:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 3, 2015 | 1:43 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed mass shootings on "incendiary language ... that make people think" it's okay to resolve conflict in a violent way. "I think we have to recognize that we have to create a climate in our country where violence is considered really wrong and that it isn't an option for conflict resolution and that it isn't something that shouldn't be avoided at all costs, and we shouldn't have incendiary language that creates a climate where people think this might be okay," she said. ...
  • Senate Dems go to Paris climate talks (Pelosi may take a few House hoax deniers)

    12/04/2015 12:08:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/15 | Timothy Cama
    Ten Senate Democrats flew to Paris on Friday morning to promote the climate change accord negotiations under way in France's capital city. The group, led by Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), is planning to participate in meetings and other events to help negotiators reach a deal and promote the United States's leadership in the process. "U.S. leadership has played a critical role in bringing us to this time in history and we will not walk away from this global opportunity," Cardin said in a statement released upon his arrival. "The Paris agreement will help create...
  • Congressional Democrats urge Supreme Court to reinstate amnesty

    12/04/2015 12:03:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats filed an extraordinary brief with the Supreme Court late Thursday urging the justices to overturn a lower court ruling and reinstate President Obama executive amnesty, arguing that the executive branch has a better handle on immigration than Capitol Hill. Led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the 218 Democrats said Congress intended for Mr. Obama to have sweeping powers to grant proactive stays of deportation, work permits and Social Security numbers to the more than 11 million illegal immigrants estimated to be in the country. "The patterns of immigration are subject to...
  • Pelosi: No right to moments of silence without action on gun violence

    12/04/2015 2:10:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/15 | Mike Lillis
    Congress has no right to moments of silence for victims of gun violence unless lawmakers intend to take action to prevent it, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) charged Thursday. "Gun violence is a crisis of epidemic proportion in our nation," she said during a press briefing in the Capitol. "We've had far too many moments of silence on the floor of the House. And while it is right to respectfully acknowledge the losses, we can no longer remain silent. "What gives us the right to hold moments of silence when we do nothing to act upon the cause of...
  • Pelosi hammers GOP's 'Tea Party policy wish list' (Obamacare not mentioned)

    12/03/2015 4:48:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/15 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) teed off Thursday on the Republicans' omnibus spending bill, saying the GOP's initial offer for funding the government constitutes a "Tea Party policy wish list" that "literally takes your breath away." "This is not an appropriations bill with a few policy riders," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "This is a Tea Party policy wish list with an appropriations bill as an addendum to it. "This is not the way you - fulfill a budget that fulfills the needs of the American people." Pelosi and the Democrats wasted no time this week rejecting the...
  • Obamacare has made young people lazier - but that's not necessarily a bad thing (Pelosi knew)

    11/29/2015 12:18:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/29/15 | Jordan Weissmann
    Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults are allowed to stay on their parents' health insurance up to age 26. Since people generally like the idea of helping their own children avoid sickness and financial ruin, this has been one of the law's more popular features. But how exactly has the rule changed life for American twentysomethings? According to one new study, it seems to have given them a bit more leeway to bum around and find themselves - which is just about what you'd expect to happen when getting a job isn't a prerequisite for getting insurance. In a...
  • The Thrill Is Gone for Obamacare as Health-Care Approval (Pelosi knew)

    11/22/2015 2:56:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    www.msn.com ^ | 11/22/15 | Eric Pianin
    Troubling signs about the Affordable Care Act and the state of health care in the U.S. have bubbled up in the last few weeks. The administration's Obamacare enrollment projections for the coming year are down, the projected cost of premiums and out of pocket costs are up, nearly half of the insurance co-ops associated with the program are going out of business, and UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, said it may withdraw from the government marketplaces in 2017. Now comes a new survey by Gallup showing growing discontent with Obamacare and the U.S. health-care industry more generally after...