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  • Gingrich open to return to Speakership

    10/08/2015 6:21:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 132 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Newt Gingrich said he would consider taking up the Speaker’s gavel again if called upon to by House Republicans. The former Speaker initially denied any interest in a return to Congress, but when pressed in an interview with radio show host Sean Hannity on Thursday, admitted he would consider it if he had the votes.
  • On the Wonder of the Word of God

    10/02/2015 7:29:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-01-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Wonder of the Word of God Msgr. Charles Pope • October 1, 2015 • The first reading at Mass today (Thursday of the 26th week of the year) from Nehemiah 8 is a wonderful meditation on the glory and wonder of the Word of God; it deserves our attention.The background of the text is that Israel had been conquered by the Babylonians (in 587 B.C.) and the survivors of that war were led into exile in Babylon. After 80 years the Persians conquered the Babylonians and Cyrus, the king of Persia, permitted the Jews to return to the...
  • WashPost Fixes Multiple Errors in Story on Pelosi and Human Baby Question But Notes Only One…

    10/03/2015 3:22:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 2, 2015 | 3:38 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Several hours after posting a news story with several errors, including in the headline—about a reporter asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a question about human life—The Washington Post fixed the errors in the story by reporter Kelsey Snell but only noted one “correction” at the story’s end in the changed copy. On Thursday, Oct. 1, reporter Sam Dorman attended Pelosi’s weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol and asked her, “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood, is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?” […] In Kelsey Snell’s story posted...
  • Nancy Pelosi: When Human Life Begins Has ‘No Basis’ in Public Policy

    10/02/2015 2:13:27 PM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 02, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., refused to answer a reporter’s question about when human life begins during a press conference on Thursday. A reporter with, a website affiliated with the Media Research Center, asked Pelosi, “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood, is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?”
  • Is An Unborn Baby With a Human Heart a Human Being? Pelosi: ‘I Do Not Intend to Respond’

    10/02/2015 12:04:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-1-2015 | Sam Dorman
    October 1, 2015 Is An Unborn Baby With a Human Heart a Human Being? Pelosi: ‘I Do Not Intend to Respond’ by Sam Dorman ( -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at her press briefing today that she did not intend to respond to the question of whether an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver is a human being and that the question has "no basis" in the public policy they do in asked Pelosi: “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood: Is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a...
  • Pelosi: Benghazi probe’s focus on Clinton breaks ethics rules

    10/01/2015 9:26:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Stephen Dinan
    Democrats are trying to shut down the Benghazi investigative committee two weeks before the panel is scheduled to hear testimony, saying a top House Republican unwittingly exposed the political goals of the long-running probe. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who is the front-runner to be the next House Speaker, said in an interview this week that the committee, formed to probe the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya that killed four Americans, has been worth it because it exposed former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email practices. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that while the probe should be...

    09/27/2015 6:06:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 77 replies
    Breibart ^ | 9/27/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)9% refused to acknowledge the controversial series of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors negotiating prices for fetal tissue are real. Pelosi said, “I don’t stipulate that these videos are real. And the fact is — and fact is that the research that is being criticized there is research that has been supported. now. I haven’t seen — I’ve seen some news reports of it, but I also know that it’s not real and you can create any reality that you want.” She continued, “And I think...
  • Pelosi blasts GOP plans for panel to probe Planned Parenthood

    09/26/2015 5:58:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/26/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is bashing House Republicans’ plans to create a select committee focused on investigating Planned Parenthood after the release of controversial videos about the group’s handling of fetal tissue. “The Speaker’s resignation has not yet broken Republicans’ fevered obsession with shutting down government at the expense of women’s health,” she said in a statement Saturday, noting Friday’s news that Speaker John Boehner will depart after October. “Make no mistake: House Republicans have renewed their war on women's health… Hard-working families deserve better than a taxpayer-funded Republican Committee fixated on dismantling women’s health.” She noted that one...
  • Cruz Slams Outgoing Boehner Over ‘Early Reports’ That He ‘Cut a Deal’ With Pelosi Before Resigning

    09/25/2015 1:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 25, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    WASHINGTON — Hours after House Speaker John Boehner announced that he would be resigning from Congress, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz added fuel to the fire by saying he’d heard “early reports” that Boehner cut a deal with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to continue funding some of President Barack Obama’s most controversial measures. “I will say, the early reports are discouraging. If it is correct that the speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of its tenure, to fund Obamacare, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to...
  • John Boehner Caught Conspiring With Nancy Pelosi

    09/23/2015 3:36:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Fellow Conservative, John Boehner’s days are numbered. The bronze and quick-to-cry Speaker of the House has been put on notice. American conservatives aren’t going to take it anymore. This isn’t really news. We’ve known for weeks that a few dozen brave Conservatives were going to try to over throw Boehner. But here’s what we didn’t know last week: Democrats have agreed to save Boehner. That’s right, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have agreed to vote with Boehner not only to save Planned Parenthood’s funding, but also to save John Boehner’s job. You know Boehner’s a RINO when even the Democrats...
  • Catholicism & Pelosi: Us vs. Them

    09/22/2015 2:05:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | September 22, 2015 | Phil Lawler
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi styles herself as a devout Catholic, and the New York Times happily promotes that myth with a puff piece whose title drives home the editorial point: In Pelosi, Strong Catholic Faith and Abortion Rights Coexist. But it’s Pelosi herself who gives the game away, with a telling quotation: The church has their position, and we have ours, which is that a woman has free will given to her by God. Taken by itself, that sentence is a muddled non sequitur. The Church teaches that women have free will given by God. The topic is abortion,...
  • $600 Mil in Obamacare Deals Plagued With Fraud, Negligence

    09/18/2015 2:45:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 18, 2015
    Months after Judicial Watch exposed massive security risks with the government’s website, afederal audit reveals that the public employees responsible for overseeing the disastrous Obamacare site were not properly trained, failed to keep adequate records and stood by as delays mounted to millions over the original contract costs. We’re talking an astounding $600 million in contracts to build the website for the president’s signature healthcare law. The government employees tasked with supervising the colossal project actually helped private contractors fleece American taxpayers, according to an investigation conducted by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General (IG). Most of...
  • Did Nancy Pelosi Just Say She ‘Abhors’ Abortion?

    09/18/2015 12:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 17, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Color me stunned, but I do believe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) just admitted to hating abortion. Not that it will have any impact on the way she votes on the matter, but the Democratic House minority leader admitted that “we all” hate abortion during her weekly press briefing on Thursday. After accusing Republicans of a “lack of respect for women” because “they don’t believe in family planning,” Pelosi employed the Royal “We”:“I’ve never—you know, as a mom and a grandmother and all the rest, I respect people’s view on subjects—but I cannot understand why, if you abhor and you view...
  • Nancy Pelosi Bashes Pro-Lifers on Planned Parenthood: They Need to Learn the Birds and the Bees

    09/12/2015 3:02:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    life news ^ | Sarah Zagorski Sep 11, 2015
    Nancy Pelosi is Republicans for their efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood. She seems to think supporters of defunding the abortion company don’t understand the basics of sex. The Hill reports that Pelosi told reporters, “This is more than Planned Parenthood. It’s about women, it’s about reproductive freedom, it’s about respect for women’s judgment about the sizing and timing of their families. How dare they be so disrespectful to women? How dare they be so disregarding of women’s health issues.” She added that she thinks Republicans needs to learn more about the birds and the bees. She said, “Since I have...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Emails aren’t hurting Clinton’s polling

    09/11/2015 6:14:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she’s not paying attention to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tumble in the polls, but doubted it is related to the email scandal that appears to have fed into doubts about the former first lady’s trustworthiness. [Snip] She said she’s not following presidential politics too closely as she battles over policies in Congress — “I’m a busy person. We’re trying to save the world with the Iran agreement,” she said [Snip] On the question of Mrs. Clinton’s emails, Mrs. Pelosi said she has never doubted Mrs. Clinton’s assertion that she didn’t send or receive classified...
  • Pelosi Celebrates Iran Nuke Deal: ‘This Is Historic. This Is Grand.’

    09/10/2015 3:24:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 10, 2015 | 11:14 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) expressed tremendous enthusiasm and optimism at her press briefing today about the nuclear deal that the Obama administration and five other governments has negotiated with the Iranian regime of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei. […] “This is historic. This is grand. This is visionary. This is about peace,” Pelosi said at her briefing. “Some of our members are saying this is the first time since I have been here that I have been able to vote for peace rather than just against war. So, I have confidence in it. The president has authority to do...
  • What Will Nancy Pelosi Make Boehner Do to Save His Speakership?

    09/06/2015 1:12:26 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/96/2015 | Ed Straker
    When someone challenges the Speaker of the House (by a technical procedure known as declaring the office of the speakership "vacant"), usually the leadership holds what is basically a vote of confidence immediately to show that a majority of the members still support the Speaker. Otherwise it raises doubts about whether the Speaker still has the support of the majority of the members. But that's not what happened when Rep. Mark Meadows declared the office of the speaker vacant in late July in protest against the accomodationist policies of Speaker John Boehner. The House didn't hold any kind of vote...
  • What will Nancy Pelosi make Boehner do to save his Speakership?

    09/06/2015 5:20:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 9/6/15 | Ed Straker
    When someone challenges the Speaker of the House (by a technical procedure known as declaring the office of the speakership "vacant"), usually the leadership holds what is basically a vote of confidence immediately to show that a majority of the members still support the Speaker. Otherwise it raises doubts about whether the Speaker still has the support of the majority of the members. But that's not what happened when Rep. Mark Meadows declared the office of the speaker vacant in late July in protest against the accomodationist policies of Speaker John Boehner. The House didn't hold any kind of vote...
  • CIA chief challenges Senate torture report

    12/11/2014 8:07:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2014 10:38 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    CIA Director John Brennan threaded a rhetorical needle in an unprecedented televised news conference at CIA headquarters Thursday, acknowledging that agency officers did “abhorrent” things to detainees but defending the overall post-9/11 interrogation program for stopping attacks and saving lives. At the heart of Brennan’s case is a finely tuned argument: that while today’s CIA takes no position on whether the brutal interrogation tactics themselves led detainees to cooperate, there is no doubt that detainees subjected to the treatment offered “useful and valuable” information afterward. …
  • Top Boehner health aide leaving for lobbying firm (sister of StemExpress CEO—PP baby parts merchant)

    08/22/2015 1:26:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/15 11:57 AM EDT | Peter Sullivan
    Charlotte Ivancic, Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) top health policy aide, is leaving his office to join the lobbying firm Tarplin, Downs & Young, the firm announced Wednesday. Ivancic led the negotiations for Boehner on the repeal of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate this year. The elimination of the annual Washington headache of automatic cuts to doctors under Medicare, after negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was a significant achievement. […] Tarplin, Downs & Young was founded in 2006 by former Republican healthcare staffers in the Bush administration and on Capitol Hill. It also has former Democratic staffers. …
  • Why Progressives Are Wrong to Revere Margaret Sanger

    08/21/2015 2:26:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/21/15 | Paul Kengor
    Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached “race improvement” and denounced what she called “human weeds”.Hillary Clinton glows that she is “in awe of” Sanger. She said so in 2009 upon receiving Planned Parenthood’s “highest honor” that year: its coveted Margaret Sanger Award.Likewise effusive was Nancy Pelosi when she proudly accepted the award in 2014.Speaking to Planned Parenthood a year earlier, President Barack Obama, hailed the organization founded by this racial eugenicist committed to creating a “race of thoroughbreds” and purging...
  • Pelosi on Iran deal opponents: ‘Have they even read it?’

    07/30/2015 10:08:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wondered Thursday whether opponents of President Obama’s Iran nuclear program agreement read the deal before coming out in opposition to it, and said she’s certain she can keep enough Democrats in line to sustain an Obama veto and preserve his policy. Praising both Mr. Obama and former President George W. Bush, who she said began building the international coalition that first imposed sanctions and then earlier this month agreed to the deal with Iran, Mrs. Pelosi said she was confident the opponents’ campaign to try to defeat the deal in Congress will fail. She also...
  • San Francisco combats the stench of urine with pee-repellant paint

    07/26/2015 6:13:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 25, 2015
    Don't get into a pissing match with walls in San Francisco. The city's Public Works agency is testing a pee-repellant paint on walls in areas that have been saturated with urine. Anyone urinating on the specially treated walls will get the spray splashed back onto them. [Snip] "The urine will bounce back on the guys pants and shoes. The idea is they will think twice next time about urinating in public," said Rachel Gordon, a Public Works Department spokeswoman. She said the super-hard coating made the "bounce back" effect much stronger than when peeing on a regular wall.
  • Nancy Pelosi: GOP manufacturing Planned Parenthood controversy

    07/23/2015 2:32:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/23/2015 | By LAUREN FRENCH
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued on Thursday that Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood over videos that discuss the alleged sales of fetal tissue from abortions is a phony controversy. The secretly filmed videos, which show Planned Parenthood official Dr. Deborah Nucatola discussing how the health care group uses fetal tissues after abortions, has riled up congressional Republicans who are now pushing forward on legislation to strip the group of federal funding. Pelosi said it’s just another attempt by GOP lawmakers to target Planned Parenthood over ideological objections. “They’ve been out to get Planned Parenthood for as long as I...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Ignore Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies, Investigate Pro-Lifers

    07/23/2015 2:19:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 23, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has no interest in digging deeper into the revelations that the Planned Parenthood abortion business is selling the body part of aborted babies Instead, she wants the Obama administration to investigate the pro-life activists who posed as undercover reporters to catch top Planned Parenthood doctors negotiating the sales.A second shocking video has been released showing a top Planned Parenthood official discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of AmericaÂ’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body...
  • More Extremist, Anti-Immigrant Legislation Imminent Says Anti-Immigrant Spokesman Rep. Steve King

    07/22/2015 6:12:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Democratic Leader ^ | Nancy Pelosi
    The ‘Donald Trump Act’ scheduled for a vote tomorrow on the House Floor just won the major endorsement of anti-immigrant Spokesman Rep. Steve King. There’s one condition: so as long as the House Republican leadership brings more anti-Latino, anti-immigrant measures. House Republicans plan more immigration legislation House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has promised lawmakers that he’ll bring more measures aimed at strengthening immigration enforcement to the House floor later this year, according to a top GOP immigration foe. In an email sent to GOP lawmakers, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) details a conversation he had with the No. 2 House...
  • Pelosi:‘No, No’Release of the 4 U.S. Hostages Held by Iran Should Not Have Been Part of Nuke Deal

    07/16/2015 11:40:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 16, 2015 | 1:35 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the four American hostages being held in Iran should not have been released as a pre-condition to the Iran nuclear deal, but she added that because “we have a nuclear agreement, that a much brighter light is being shone on the prisoners of conscience in Iran.” At a Capitol Hill press conference, asked Rep. Pelosi, “Do you think the four American hostages being held in Iran should have been released as a pre-condition to any deal made about Iran’s nuclear program?” Pelosi answered, “No, no, it would have been good but it’s...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Federal Confederate Flag Ban ‘Is About Our Morals’

    07/11/2015 8:42:32 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2015 | by AWR Hawkins
    During a July 9 discussion on a spending bill, Democrat members of the House—led by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)—began pushing a vote to ban all "Confederate symbols from the Capitol." This was a continuation of a push that began Tuesday, wherein Democrats sought to ban Confederate flags from all federal cemeteries. On Thursday, Pelosi supported such bans as necessary, saying it "is about our morals." According to Politico, on Tuesday, Democrats not only pushed to ban the flag from federal cemeteries, but also “to stop the U.S. Park Service from doing business with enterprises that sell the...
  • “I have heard enough about heritage!”: SC Republican rep demands that Confederate flag be removed

    07/09/2015 1:37:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    A stemwinder from last night’s debate in the South Carolina house, in case you missed it elsewhere. Jenny Horne’s position prevailed, of course; Nikki Haley’s set to sign the bill removing the flag in a formal ceremony sometime this hour.But the flag drama’s not done yet, my friends. Thanks to the congressional GOP, it’s just getting warmed up: Republican leaders on Thursday abruptly yanked an environmental spending bill from the House floor before a final vote amid a storm of protest over an amendment that would have allowed Confederate flags at federal cemeteries…Only the day before, Republicans had assented...
  • Obama, Pelosi mend fences at fundraiser hosted by billionaire activist Tom Steyer

    06/20/2015 5:28:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/20/15 | Dave Boyer
    There’s nothing like a big-money fundraiser for House Democrats to bring President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi closer together. Mr. Obama and Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, made a show of mending fences Friday night at a fundraiser at the home of billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer overlooking the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. Friday was their first meeting since Mrs. Pelosi turned against the president last week by leading the opposition that temporarily derailed crucial trade legislation Mr. Obama is seeking. Despite those tensions, Mr. Obama told more than 50 wealthy Democratic donors, who paid up to...
  • A Trade You Can Believe In

    06/13/2015 6:06:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-13-2015 | MOTUS
    ObamaTrade is on hold for now - thanks to a handful of Democrats who were surprised and offended that Big Guy came to solicit their votes by guilting them and impugning their integrity.Why the surprise? That’s how Barry always deals with people who dare question his directives. So Democrats rejected a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) measure (like dozens of others they’ve always  approved enthusiastically and unconditionally). That negated the subsequent symbolic passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which was not allowed to high-speed railroad us into economic suicide without the accompanying TAA. Apparently the donkey balls couldn’t convince their union...
  • Pelosi demands highway funding bill in return for trade support

    06/12/2015 6:31:42 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 12, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Just hours after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., helped sink President Obama's trade agenda, she indicated that more Democrats might be willing to support trade if Congress passed a long-term highway funding bill. "The overwhelming vote today is a clear indication that it's time for Republicans to sit down with Democrats to negotiate a trade promotion authority bill that is a better deal for the American people," Pelosi said in a statement. "The prospects for passage of a such a bill will greatly increase with the passage of a robust highway bill," she added. Democrats have been demanding a...
  • Nancy Pelosi bucks President Obama on trade

    06/12/2015 10:38:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | June 12, 2015 | Lauren French
    After weeks of silence, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor Friday against legislation to give President Barack Obama fast-track trade authority and a related bill to provide aid to workers displaced by trade. “We have an opportunity to slow down,” the California Democrat said. “Whatever the deal is with other countries, we want a better deal for America’s workers.”
  • Pelosi to oppose Obama on trade

    06/12/2015 10:19:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ian Swanson
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a meandering but dramatic floor speech on Friday said she will vote "no" on a measure providing assistance to workers displaced by trade. Pelosi's opposition to the Trade Adjustment Assistance program casts doubt on whether the measure will pass.
  • Dems threaten to sink Obama trade agenda [Obama/GOP plans falling apart?]

    06/11/2015 8:20:15 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/11/2015 | JAKE SHERMAN, JOHN BRESNAHAN and LAUREN FRENCH
    President Barack Obama’s trade agenda is running into potentially fatal opposition within his own party on the eve of a critical vote, and there might be only one person who can save it: Obama himself. Speaker John Boehner’s plan to bring a package of trade bills to the House floor Friday is proving to be a big gamble, as both senior Republicans and Democrats are privately wondering whether they have the votes to pass several key portions. The most pressing concern is over Trade Adjustment Assistance, a program to retrain workers who lose their jobs to free trade. The initiative...
  • The Gospel According to Nancy Pelosi

    05/30/2015 3:59:20 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 May 2015 | Thomas D. Williams
    Jesus and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 7% seem to have different ideas of what it means to be a good Catholic. On Friday evening, Pelosi lashed out at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 81% for being a “polarizing” figure and not a good “mainstream” Catholic like her. When Rubio expressed his (very Catholic) opposition to same-sex marriage, Pelosi responded by pulling out her purported superior Catholic credentials, crowing that she had grown up in a “mainstream” Catholic family. She expressed her belief that Rubio’s opposition to same-sex marriage is “polarizing,” which threatens “mainstream Christian thinking.” Pelosi’s reasoning presents two enormous problems,...
  • Nancy Pelosi Paints Marco Rubio as "bad" Catholic

    05/30/2015 3:52:52 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Cut through the niceties couching the rhetoric of Democrat House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 7% on Friday’s MSNBC Live, and it’s hard to interpret otherwise than Pelosi saying Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 81% and any other Catholics who might not endorse gay marriage are hateful homophobes out of step with so called “mainstream” Catholics like herself. Naturally, it’s of no surprise that an MSNBC host conveniently set her up for the opportunity to denounce Rubio, as well as define Catholicism for everyone. I thoroughly disagree (with Rubio’s opposition to gay marriage), being raised in a Catholic family,...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ‘The Clintons Will Have To Answer For The Foundation’

    05/29/2015 2:12:32 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 29, 2015 | AL WEAVER
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Bill and Hillary Clinton will need to answer for the donations taken in by the Clinton Foundation. Pelosi told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts that there’s “no question” the donation scandal “raises questions” that the former secretary of state will need to answer for. She made the remarks after Roberts asked her to respond to a New York Times story showing that former President Clinton appeared at a charity event, but only after they gave a $500,000 donation to the foundation.
  • Hastert's Illinois Approach to Politics

    10/10/2006 11:21:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 616+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 11, 2006 | Dennis Byrne
    Pundits glued to their Potomac seats, applying their usual Beltway explanations for everything that happens in America, would have it that House Speaker Dennis Hastert bollixed up the House page scandal because he is an unredeemed Republican partisan. Or that he doesn't care enough about congressmen hounding boys. Or that his conservatism made him do it.Blind partisanship, moral failings, hypocrisy, gay bashing or any of those other explanations that don't come close to the reality that Hastert was simply doing politics as it is practiced here, in Illinois.Hastert knows no other way, having been bred, born and raised in the...
  • Pelosi: We're totally winning the war against ISIS. Y'know. On Twitter & stuff

    05/26/2015 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Robert Laurie
    That'll show 'em. MSNBC has a new show! It’s hosted by former Pennsylvania Representative Patrick Murphy (D-of course). It’s called “Taking the Hill” and this weekend it featured an appearance by everyone’s favorite former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Murphy asked Pelosi about Obama’s failing battle against ISIS, but Pelosi wasn’t interested in admitting that things aren’t going so well. Instead, she decided to highlight one of the areas where we are, apparently, making some truly “impressive advances” against our barbaric opponents. Are we bombing them back into the stone age? Not really. Are we killing them at a...
  • Pelosi: Congress should act now on ISIS war powers

    05/25/2015 5:18:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/21/15 | Mike Lillis
    Congress should act immediately on President Obama's request for new use of force powers in the fight against Islamic militants, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday. “The ball is definitely in our court to take up this issue,” Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. “There should be an authorization for the use of military force as we go forward. It's long overdue.” The remarks were a rebuke of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who earlier this week called Obama's war powers request “irresponsible” and urged the president to “start over” with a fresh proposal. “The president's...
  • "Hell No You Can't!" (on backroom Obamacare deals)

    05/23/2015 6:14:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 21, 2010 | John Boehner
    House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) speaking before voting on the Democrats' massive government takeover of health care: "... and look at how this bill was written. Can you say it was done openly? With transparency and accountability? Without backroom deals struck behind closed doors hidden from the people? Hell no you can't.
  • 20 Republicans Who Joined Pelosi Refuse To Condemn That She Called Republicans ..‘Un-American’

    05/19/2015 6:44:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 May 2015 | Edwin Mora
    All 20 Republican lawmakers who voted against an amendment that prevents illegals from enlisting in the U.S. military refused to answer questions from Breitbart News regarding the expedited citizenship most illegals would have been eligible for once they joined the armed forces. They also each refused to answer whether they agree with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calling their Republican colleagues who voted for the amendment “xenophobic” and “un-American.” That means that for now, the 20 Republicans who defected and joined Democrats in opposing the amendment are allowing Pelosi’s comments to remain unchallenged. ... There is a core...
  • AP Interview: Pelosi predicts GOP ruin on health care case

    05/13/2015 9:13:42 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | 5-13-2015 | ERICA WERNER
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Wednesday that Republicans will "rue the day" if the Supreme Court buys their arguments and invalidates tax subsidies for millions of people under President Barack Obama's health care law. Republicans have said they will try to ensure people don't lose insurance if the high court rules this summer against tax subsidies for health care coverage in certain states. But they haven't said how they would do it. Such a ruling would present a major challenge to the GOP. Without a congressional fix some 8 million people could lose subsidies, which help them pay for...
  • Washington Ellis: "Baltimore burning: The collapse of Democrat Socialism slavery in America"

    04/29/2015 1:20:47 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 14 replies
    Washington Ellis "It's a very delicate balancing act, because while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well." -Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. ... These people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. -Booker T....
  • Obama, lawmakers mingle to mark rare bipartisan breakthrough

    04/21/2015 4:06:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies ^ | april 21, 2015
    President Barack Obama is hosting a rare gathering of lawmakers from both political parties at the White House to thank them for their work on legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors. Democrats and Republicans, along with Cabinet and White House officials, are mingling on the South Lawn on a warm spring evening. Obama said the bipartisan achievement would not have happened without the work of House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, and Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
  • Nancy Pelosi’s brand of ‘prominent’ Catholics Harassing Archbishop

    04/19/2015 10:29:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Pious, holier-than-thou Pelosi is about as much a Catholic as Barack Obama is a sincere Christian Everyone in the inevitably baleful Vale of Tears has a cross to bear in this life, but San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s cross Nancy Pelosi has more splinters than most. Turns out that pro-abortion, pro same sex marriage ‘Catholic’ Nancy Pelosi is chief agitator behind the ‘prominent’ Catholics attacking Cordileone with demands for the Vatican to remove him. Pious, holier-than-thou Pelosi is about as much a Catholic as Barack Obama is a sincere Christian. That the Archbishop Cordileone hatchet attack’s running its course in...
  • Jabs at Pelosi latest sign of friction in Dem ranks

    04/09/2015 11:19:37 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2015 | Mike Emanuel
    [ .... " Bayh, though, suggested the friction now could give way to better times soon for Democrats. “I do think with a new president, potentially new leaders, certainly for Democrats in the Senate --who knows about the House -- there may be a season for governing where people might actually find more common ground,starting all over with a blank sheet of paper,” Bayh said. “That would be a good thing for the country.”
  • Two Democrats Blame Rep. Pelosi For Past Electoral Losses; Want Her Out Of Party’s Leadership

    04/08/2015 4:05:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 04/08/2015 | CBS SF
    WASHINGTON D.C. (CBS SF)– Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party’s leadership team in Congress after big electoral loses last year and in 2010. Reps. Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch made the statements on WGBH’s “Greater Boston,” with Lynch predicting outright that “Nancy Pelosi will not lead us back into the majority.” Asked by host Jim Braude if the answer to the question whether Pelosi “should go?” is “yes,” Lynch said, “Right.” Capuano was also asked if the 75-year-old Pelosi should quit leadership ranks. He said: “That, or she should change, one...
  • House passes Boehner-Pelosi Medicare deal in resounding vote

    03/26/2015 9:58:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/2015 | Peter Sullivan and Cristina Marcos
    The House on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to repeal automatic cuts to doctors under Medicare, endorsing a rare bipartisan deal that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) negotiated with Democrats. The bill, which passed by a vote of 392-37, puts Congress on the precipice of ending a nearly two-decade-long fight over a formula known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). Since 2003, lawmakers have put off cuts under the Medicare formula 17 times, perennially punting the solution through short-term “fixes” that, over time, ran up the cost of abolishing the formula to nearly $200 billion dollars.