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  • Nancy Pelosi says she hasn't experienced sexual harassment in Washington

    10/20/2017 2:39:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 115 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | by Javier Panzar
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has served for three decades on Capitol Hill, said she had not seen or experienced the kind of behavior that sparked the vast #MeToo campaign for victims of sexual harassment and assault. “I don't have that experience in Washington, D.C. I just don’t,” Pelosi said when asked if the nation’s Capitol had the same problem. “I have not seen that.” She said that there should be “zero tolerance” when it comes to disrespect for women and thanked those who have shared their stories.. “Your courage gives comfort to other women,” she said.
  • Leading House Democrat Calls on Pelosi to Step Down

    10/05/2017 12:22:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 5, 2017 | by DARTUNORRO CLARK
    A high-ranking House Democrat on Thursday called on Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California to step down as minority leader to make way for a new generation. "Our leadership does a tremendous job," said Rep. Linda Sanchez of California, "but I do think we have this real breadth and depth of talent within our caucus, and I do think it's time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders, and I want to be a part of that transition. I want to see that happen." Sanchez, the fifth-ranking Democrat in the House, was interviewed on C-SPAN by two reporters...
  • California Democrats growing tired of Nancy Pelosi

    09/14/2017 10:27:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 13, 2017 | by CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    ... The statewide survey of California Democrats by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies found only 30 percent believe House Democrats should choose Pelosi to stay on as their leader should they win back the House of Representatives in 2018. Some 44 percent prefer somebody else taking over. Democrats have long watched in disappointment as Republicans consistently use Pelosi as “one of their main battering rams” in competitive House races, said Mark DiCamillo, director of the poll. “What California Democrats see is that Pelosi’s image in other parts of the country is not positive,” DiCamillo said, “and it becomes a...
  • Democrats begin to see Pelosi as a 2018 problem

    08/03/2017 2:24:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | August 3, 2017 | BY ALEX ROARTY
    Nancy Pelosi might actually be in trouble. In a survey of 20 Democratic House candidates, only one – a former Senate staffer from Orange County, California – would state support for the congresswoman staying on as leader of the House Democratic Caucus. Of the rest, 18 declined to say if Pelosi should keep her job, while one, a political newcomer from a culturally conservative Ohio district, said he would vote for someone other than Pelosi. Their refusal is a remarkable development for an already embattled minority leader. Democrats are eager to win a majority buoyed by voters’ disapproval of President...
  • GOP’s demonization of Pelosi is so effective that even Democrats believe it

    06/26/2017 10:38:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 26, 2017 | by Michael A. Cohen
    In the days since Democrats narrowly lost the fourth special election of 2017, House majority leader, Nancy Pelosi has become the primary target of frustrated Democrats. “It’s time for a new generation of leadership in the party,” according to Democratic Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts. Representative Kathleen Rice of New York echoed these sentiments in calling for Pelosi and the entire Democratic leadership team to be replaced. “We need a vision . . . and we need a message . . . We just don’t have either one of those in the present leadership.” Others have complained that there’s “a...
  • Wikileaks Emails Ties The Podesta Brothers To The Doctor Who Oversaw Seth Rich Before He Died

    05/24/2017 3:23:59 AM PDT · by nodwam · 61 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 05/24/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Seth Rich died after he was shot multiple times on the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW which is three blocks east of Howard University Hospital and six minutes away from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The Washington D.C. police report says Seth Rich survived the initial shootings and died later at the hospital. There have been no reports on which hospital he was taken too, but common sense indicates it would have had to been Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Howard University Hospital is closer and has an emergency room, but not for trauma surgery so Seth Rich had to have...
  • A biographical tribute to John Cocke, an IBM Fellow

    "John Cocke: A Retrospective by Friends" was a work of love for John Cocke, an eccentric genius in IBM. This video was made from interviews with prominent IBMers - Fran Allen, Joel Birnbaum, Lewis Branscomb, Fred Brooks, Brad Dunham, Red Dunwell, Ed Fredkin, Ralph Gomory, Ian Gunn, Andy Heller, Harwood Kolsky, Abe Peled, Jack Schwartz, and Ed Sussenguth - sharing their memories of John.
  • Pelosi Implies Ivanka Trump Has Been ‘Complicit’ in Her Father’s Actions [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    04/05/2017 12:31:56 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5 Apr 17 | Nick Bolger
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) implied during a Wednesday press conference that President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, has been "complicit" in her father's actions, which the lawmaker described as "not acting in the interest of the American people." Pelosi's remarks came after she was asked about comments Ivanka Trump made during an interview on "CBS This Morning." CBS host Gayle King had asked Trump to address those who say she is "complicit" in her father's White House. "In an interview today, Ivanka Trump said, ‘I don't know what it means to be complicit' and that ‘not to...
  • Pelosi Statement Calling for an Independent Investigation of Putin’s Interference in U.S. Elections

    12/15/2016 2:22:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Press Releases 12.15.16 Pelosi Statement Calling for an Independent Investigation of Putin’s Interference in U.S. Elections San Francisco – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement today reiterating the need for a bipartisan, independent review following recent reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal involvement in U.S. elections. Pelosi, the longest serving Member of the House Intelligence Committee, is a former Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. “Elections determine the future our children will inherit. Given the alarming magnitude, seriousness and scope of Russia’s efforts to undermine U.S. elections, we must have an independent, bipartisan investigation to protect...
  • Pelosi holds onto leadership

    11/30/2016 8:54:00 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trump’s unlikely ascension to the White House. Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryan's 63 — winning 68 percent of the votes after declaring before the election that she had the support of two-thirds of the caucus. The victory sends a message that while there's a growing appetite for major changes in the party's leadership structure and messaging tactics, it's not strong enough to loosen Pelosi's grip on a liberal-heavy group...
  • Hindus Ask Pope Francis To Punish Priest Who Said Yoga Leads To Satanism, 'Kingdom Of Darkness'

    02/24/2015 8:03:21 AM PST · by Steelfish · 72 replies
    IBTimes ^ | February 25, 2015 | Bruce Wright
    Hindus Ask Pope Francis To Punish Priest Who Said Yoga Leads To Satanism, 'Kingdom Of Darkness' By Bruce Wright @bctw on February 23 2015 The pope has been asked by some Hindus to discipline a Catholic priest who equated yoga and the devil. Reuters/Max Rossi A group of Hindus is appealing to Pope Francis to intervene after a Catholic priest from Northern Ireland insinuated that the ancient discipline of yoga is tantamount to Satanism and paganism. Rev. Roland Colhoun from Glendermott parish was delivering a sermon in the village of Drumsurn on Feb. 8 dealing with the devil and exorcism...
  • Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/11/2014 5:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    IN POLITICS, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses. And if Reid and Pelosi don’t soon come to the conclusion on their own that it’s time to bow out? Well, then, their fellow Democrats, recognizing that you can’t begin a new era with old leaders, should let both know that the time has come to go.
  • Pelosi: Let transgender troops serve openly

    10/18/2014 8:24:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2014 | By David McCabe
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) supports the elimination of rules that ban transgender people from openly serving in the military, her office told the Washington Blade. “Leader Pelosi believes there is no place for discrimination in the U.S. Armed Forces, including on the basis of gender identity,” spokesperson Drew Hammill told the Blade. In May, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said that the ban should be “continually reviewed.”
  • Pelosi opposes change that would make deporting children easier

    07/16/2014 4:22:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | By LAUREN RAAB
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has shifted her stance on amending a law to make it easier for the U.S. to deport minors, now saying she opposes such a change because it would deprive the children of due process. Senior Democrats showed little willingness to amend the law, but Pelosi told reporters last week that changing it is “not a deal breaker.” She has since backed off from that stance. “We should change the law to treat Mexican children the same as we now treat children from Central America.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Iraq not our responsibility

    06/12/2014 12:19:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2014 | By Carolyn Lochhead
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made it clear Thursday that she would oppose renewed U.S. intervention in Iraq, which is under assault from Sunni forces sweeping down from the north. The San Francisco Democrat said at her weekly press conference that there is “no appetite in our country to be engaged in any military activity in Iraq.” “I don’t think this is our responsibility,” Pelosi said of the recent violence. “I do think we were irresponsible going into Iraq for a variety of reasons.” At her press conference, Pelosi also expressed scorn for defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. “I...
  • Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal

    05/23/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years. Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama. "He sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you have two wars over a long period of time and many, many more, millions more veterans," she told reporters during her Thursday press briefing. "And so, I know that he is upset about...
  • Pelosi: Can’t We Talk About Something Other Than Benghazi?

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed newly unveiled communications suggesting the White House helped shape the public message that blamed a video for the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. “What I will say is, again, diversion, subterfuge: Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Why aren’t we talking about something else?” she said at her weekly press briefing. “Whatever was in that — what I know of what I’ve read in the press about those emails was very consistent with what was put out there before. I don’t think there’s anything new there.”
  • Pelosi assists in Holy Week ....foot-washing......ritual

    04/18/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 104 replies
    S.F. Gate ^ | April 18 2014 | Not Attributed
    To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship."
  • Wal-Mart botches their new 'Buy America' ad campaign

    02/24/2014 11:15:52 AM PST · by MeganC · 53 replies
    NBC Olympics Coverage ^ | 2/24/2014 | MeganC
    Forgive me if someone has posted this already but I searched FR first and found nothing so here goes! Did anyone see Wal-Mart's new ad during the coverage of the closing ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics last night? Did you just love the images of American factory workers and the inspiring narration about how Wal-Mart is committing to creating jobs in the USA? And didn't you just love how they reinforced their committment to American jobs with a background track of inspiring music that celebrated the Working Man? Meaning they used a song called 'Working Man'. By a band called...
  • Will Nancy Pelosi Be the Next to Retire?

    01/30/2014 3:18:38 PM PST · by seanmerc · 60 replies
    National Journal ^ | 30 Jan 2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    With Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement announcement, many of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's top lieutenants are abandoning ship. Waxman joins his California colleague, Rep. George Miller, and Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia as close Pelosi allies to retire after this Congress. And after last year's 2012 elections, Pelosi's leading in-house strategist Jen Crider left her office, later announcing she was working for Microsoft. Their decisions are as strong a signal as any that veteran House Democrats hold little hope of taking the House in 2014, and they probably are pessimistic about their long-term prospects for a congressional majority. Miller and...