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  • Obama to Say Democrats Will Use Reconciliation to Pass Senate Health Care Reform Fix

    03/02/2010 3:40:50 PM PST · by truthandlife · 171 replies · 6,119+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3/2/10 | Jake Taper
    White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue to get a health care reform bill passed but will say that if it is necessary, Democrats will use the controversial reconciliation rules requiring only 51 Senate votes to pass the "fix" to the Senate bill. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been awaiting the president’s remarks direction on how health care reform will proceed. In his remarks, scheduled to be at the White House, the president will paint a picture of what he will say will...
  • You may be an ethics violator if ...

    03/02/2010 8:42:23 AM PST · by SloopJohnB · 7 replies · 659+ views
    Much that is wrong with Congress was well illustrated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's inability to answer a straightforward question about the ethical lapses of one of her most powerful members. Elizabeth Vargas of ABC News asked Pelosi on Sunday whether House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel should have known it was a violation of ethics rules to accept Caribbean trips paid for by special interests.Here's the exchange:
  • Pelosi: We are the most ethical Congress

    02/26/2010 9:55:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 124 replies · 3,109+ views
    Pelosi: We are the most ethical Congress By Jordan Fabian - 02/26/10 11:46 AM ET House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday said that she is running the most ethical Congress in history. Asked at a press conference whether or not her Congress is the most ethical in light of new findings that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) broke House rules, Pelosi responded "We are." But Pelosi dodged on whether or not she would officially discipline Rangel, who helms the powerful Ways and Means Committee. After Democrats reclaimed the majority in the House of Representatives in 2006, Pelosi, who at the...
  • Why Is Senator Kirk Still Voting on Legislation?

    02/01/2010 11:29:43 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 104 replies · 4,500+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | Jan 28th 2010 | SusanAnne Hiller
    The Senate has voted on three pieces of legislation today that required 60 votes–to raise the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, to reduce the deficit by establishing five-year discretionary spending caps, and Ben Bernanke’s confirmation–all of which interim Senator Paul Kirk (D-MA) has voted on. In addition, there have been other Senate votes since Scott Brown was elected as Massachusetts senator that Kirk cast a vote.
  • Filmmaker Who Targeted ACORN Appears in Court on Felony Charges

    01/27/2010 2:06:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies · 1,581+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 27,2010 | Eric Shawn and AP
    Three of four men charged with illegally entering the New Orleans office of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu returned to court Wednesday for pretrial meetings with authorities. Suspects Defendants James O'Keefe, Joseph Basel and Stan Dai all carried suitcases and declined comment. The fourth suspect is Robert Flanagan. Federal authorities said two of the men posed as telephone workers wearing hard hats, tool belts and fluorescent vests when they walked into the senator's office inside a federal building in New Orleans on Monday. The other
  • Arkansas Congressman Marion Berry to Retire (Another Rat Leaves The Ship!)

    01/25/2010 8:18:35 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies · 1,666+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01-25-10 | Chad Pergram
    Fox has learned that six-term Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR) will retire at the end of this term. Berry is the latest in a long list of both House Democrats and Republicans who have decided to step aside at the end of this Congress. But Berry's retirement could prove to be particularly vexing for Democrats. Just last week, Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR) announced his retirement. And Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) is expected to face one of the toughest re-election campaigns for any Senate Democrat in the country. This shows a vulnerability for Democrats in the south. And a special weakness in...
  • ~~~~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd ~~~~

    01/22/2010 4:33:45 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 119 replies · 4,757+ views
    Considering how this past week, eh-hem....this past year.....has gone, I dedicate this thread to.... I stand here today as hopeful as ever that the United States of America will endure, that it will prevail, that the dream of our founders will live on in our time. ~ Barack Obama (At the Lincolm Memorial concert on National Mall in Washington, January 18, 2009, two days before his inauguration as US President.) I have studied the Constitution as a student; I have taught it as a teacher; I have been bound by it as a lawyer and legislator. I took an...
  • Rangel Expects Deal Friday on Health Legislation

    01/14/2010 9:49:33 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 17 replies · 955+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-14-10 | MARTIN VAUGHAN
    WASHINGTON—House and Senate negotiators are aiming to strike an agreement by Friday on most issues related to the health care system overhaul, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D., N.Y.) said Thursday. "Friday, that's the goal," Mr. Rangel told reporters outside of a conference of House Democrats. He said lawmakers want to have legislative text of a House-Senate deal to send to the Congressional Budget Office for cost estimates by that time. But Mr. Rangel said it is possible negotiators will miss that deadline, and that the talks will spill over into Saturday. Top House and Senate Democrats,...
  • THE C-SPAN LIE? SEE EIGHT CLIPS OF OBAMA PROMISING TELEVISED HEALTHCARE NEGOTIATIONS

    01/06/2010 7:50:26 AM PST · by safetysign · 62 replies · 3,191+ views
    Breitbart.TV ^ | 1/6/2010 | Staff
    See Eight Clips of Obama Promising Televised Healthcare Negotiations. Video at link:
  • Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2009

    12/28/2009 11:50:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 3,114+ views
    judicialwatch.org ^ | December 28, 2009 | Judicial Watch
    Washington, DCJudicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”  The list, in alphabetical order, includes: 1. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT):  This marks two years in a row for Senator Dodd, who made the 2008 “Ten Most Corrupt” list for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for accepting preferential treatment and loan terms from Countrywide Financial, a scandal which still dogs him.  In 2009, the scandals kept coming for the Connecticut Democrat.  In 2009, Judicial Watch filed a Senate ethics complaint against...
  • Ethics Office Closes Inquiry Into Murtha, Dicks and Moran

    12/18/2009 1:12:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 1,171+ views
    Roll Call ^ | December 18, 2009 | Jennifer Yachnin
    The Office of Congressional Ethics has closed its investigation into Reps. John Murtha (D-Pa.), Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) and their relationships to the lobbying firm PMA Group, and the OCE advised against a formal House ethics investigation, the lawmakers’ offices said Friday. George Behan, Dicks’ chief of staff, said the OCE, which reviews potential rules violations and refers investigations to the House ethics committee, informed the Washington lawmaker on Dec. 2 that it had recommended the inquiry be dismissed. “In his case, there was never anything there,” Behan said. Murtha spokesman Matt Mazonkey and Moran spokeswoman Emily...
  • Speaker Pelosi named finalist for Time magazine 'Person of the Year'

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

    12/01/2009 11:42:42 AM PST · by library user · 100 replies · 5,309+ views
    Drudge Report Home Page ^ | December 1, 2009
    Rasmussen: Number of Democrats in US Falls to Four Year Low... Developing...
  • Charlie Cook: Ethics Will Be Big Issue in 2010 House Races

    11/30/2009 9:35:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies · 919+ views
    NLPC ^ | November 30, 2009 | Peter Flaherty
    Political analyst Charlie Cook says that the scandals enveloping Reps. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and John Murtha (D-PA) threaten to increase losses for their party in next year’s election. He writes: As House Democrats try to avert political disaster by limiting their 2010 losses to about 16 seats, the norm for post-World War II presidents' first midterm elections, dealing with their members' ethics problems may be one of their toughest tasks. The task is tough because of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reluctance to move against either one, notwithstanding her promise to “drain the swamp” of Congressional corruption and to  “create the most...
  • VIRUS in the VOTING MACHINES: Tainted Results in NY-23

    11/19/2009 12:11:23 PM PST · by Howard Morrison · 105 replies · 5,711+ views
    The Gouverneur Times ^ | 11/19/09 | Howard Morrison
    GOUVERNEUR, NY - The computerized voting machines used by many voters in the 23rd district had a computer virus - tainting the results, not just from those machines known to have been infected, but casting doubt on the accuracy of counts retrieved from any of the machines
  • Democrats to kill abortion amendment

    11/11/2009 1:01:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Cleveland Examiner ^ | November 11, 2009 | Mike Seuffert
    For the first time, in a long time, there is actually some tangibility to the abortion debate in this country. Yes, after years of Democrats dodging around the issue by saying they don't approve of abortions, but favor a woman's right to choose (the same way they supported the troops but still were rooting against them in Iraq and Afghanistan) Democrats in the House were forced to vote whether they would support government-subsidized abortions as part of the new health care bill. In an amendment to the House's health care bill, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) proposed an amendment which essentially...
  • Nancy Pelosi Dodges Question About Jail Time For Not Buying Health Insurance (Video)

    11/11/2009 8:40:17 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 16 replies · 1,027+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/11/09 | talkradio03
    KOMO Reporter in Seattle asks Pelosi directly about jail time for not buying Health Insurance, Pelosi dodges, because she knows he's right..(2 Videos)
  • Dozens In Congress Under Ethics Inquiry

    10/30/2009 1:18:01 PM PDT · by khnyny · 18 replies · 1,193+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2009 | Ellen Nakashima and Paul Kane
    House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides in inquiries about issues including defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee report prepared in July. The report appears to have been inadvertently placed on a publicly accessible computer network, and it was provided to The Washington Post by a source not connected to the congressional investigations. The committee said Thursday night that the document was released by a low-level staffer. The ethics committee is one of the most secretive panels in Congress, and its members and staff...
  • Congressional Ethics Report Leaked, Reveals Names

    10/30/2009 6:13:37 AM PDT · by Abathar · 70 replies · 5,080+ views
    AP/theindychannel.com ^ | 10/30/09 | LARRY MARGASAK
    WASHINGTON -- Internal investigations into the conduct of several House members have been exposed in an extraordinary, Internet-era breach of security involving the secretive process by which Congress polices lawmaker ethics. Revelations of the mostly preliminary inquiries by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct -- also known as the Ethics committee -- shook the chamber as lawmakers were immersed in a series of scheduled votes Thursday. The panel announced that it was probing two California Democrats -- Reps. Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson -- even as its embarrassed leaders took pains to explain that several other lawmakers also...
  • VIDEO: Obama: Pelosi Will Go Down As One Of "Greatest Speakers Of All Time"

    10/27/2009 10:25:34 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 50 replies · 1,966+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 27, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: "First of all, I don't think people quite understand, Nancy Pelosi is not simply the first woman Speaker of the House -- I think she's going to go down as one of the greatest Speakers of all time. And she's very nice and she's very friendly, but, boy, she is tough."