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  • 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...
  • Was Trayvon Martin Rear-Ended by Zimmerman? Z was intoxicated with own agenda and ambition

    07/09/2013 11:46:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    EURWeb ^ | July 9, 2013 | Larry Buford
    *On Monday (7/8) the defense attorneys in the George Zimmerman trial brought forth testimony from a parade of witnesses who vouched that the screams for help on the 911 tapes were those of Zimmerman and not Trayvon Martin. Legal analysts called it a victory for the defense, claiming the testimony of Trayvon’s father Tracy Martin was weak and contradictory. However, the father did raise one simple question that seems to be largely overlooked – why did Zimmerman leave his car in the first place to go after his son? It would seem the prosecution’s best strategy would have been to...
  • Pelosi: Extending Unemployment Benefits Would Create ‘600,000 Jobs’

    12/15/2011 1:05:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Pelosi: Extending Unemployment Benefits Would Create ‘600,000 Jobs’ By Edwin Mora December 15, 2011 Subscribe to Edwin Mora's posts (CNSNews.com) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that extending unemployment benefits would add “600,000 jobs to our economy.” She also said that the money from unemployment benefits creates a “safety net” for the U.S. economy because it “injects demand into the economy -- creating jobs.” “Christmas is 10 days away,” said Pelosi at a press briefing on Capitol Hill today. “The president and Democrats in Congress have been very clear. We're not going home without enacting a payroll tax...
  • Newt fires back at Pelosi: Bring it on!

    12/05/2011 12:16:16 PM PST · by TBBT · 218 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/5/2011 | The Right Scoop
    Newt today said that if Pelosi wants to disclose information about himself from when she was on the ethics committee, that the House should immediately file charges against her as that is a violation of the rules of the House: First of all I’d like to thank Speaker Pelosi for what I regard as an early Christmas gift. If she’s suggesting she’s gonna use material she developed while she was on the ethics committee, that is a fundamental violation of the rules of the House and I would hope members would immediately file charges against her the second she does...
  • Pelosi plans to reveal information about Gingrich 'when the time is right'

    12/05/2011 9:39:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 272 replies
    Pelosi plans to reveal information about Gingrich 'when the time is right' By Alicia M. Cohn - 12/05/11 11:44 AM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding back some information on Republican Newt Gingrich that could detract from his presidential campaign, according to a report published Monday. “One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi told Talking Points Memo. “When the time is right. … I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year....
  • Pelosi Suffers Near Meltdown When ’60 Minutes' Confronts Her About Shady investments

    11/03/2011 10:02:01 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 61 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | Nov 3 | Staff
    no text in link...but boy does Pelosi's face go white like a ghost...'60 Mins' may be working on a story about her...
  • Pelosi Says Democrats Have 'Very Good Chance' to Win Back the House in 2012

    06/02/2011 2:47:07 PM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6-2-11 | JONATHAN KARL and JOHN PARKINSON
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told ABC News in an exclusive interview that Democrats "have a very good chance of winning the House" majority in the 2012 elections, pointing to Medicare as the key issue that could propel her party back into control of the lower chamber of Congress. "We just take it, as I say to the members, one day, one good day, one good week, one good month, one good quarter at a time," said Pelosi, D-Calif., in an interview for ABC News' Subway Series with Jonathan Karl. Pelosi discussed a wide array of subjects, ranging from military...
  • NIV Bible Error Lucifer AND Jesus are ONE in the NIV

    11/28/2010 4:13:46 PM PST · by bibletruth · 370 replies · 1+ views
    2010 | bibletruth
    NIV Bible error - Lucifer AND Jesus are ONE in the NIV. See Isaiah 14:12.
  • Cover girl Pelosi looking rather ... airy in D.C. glossy (They airbrushed her pic!)

    04/28/2010 2:05:59 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies · 2,615+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday April 27, 2010 | Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri
    If Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears get flak for airbrushing their photos, why not the speaker of the House? If you haven't managed to score a copy of the May/June 2010 edition of Capitol File magazine (typically flanked on every table or bathroom at any D.C. social function) you'll notice the cover girl Nancy Pelosi looking particularly young. Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki of Luxxery Medical Boutique in Waldorf, Md., said although he believes Pelosi has had work done (specifically Botox of the frown lines, fat injections, a mini face-lift), the image is not the product of additional plastic...
  • Demonizing Nancy Pelosi (won't work because not enough voters are familiar with her)

    09/24/2009 7:43:21 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 1,057+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2009 | Chris Clizza
    National Republicans are up with an ad that seeks to link the Democratic nominee in a special election for an Upstate New York seat to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), an early window into the GOP's strategy to use Pelosi's heightened national profile against members of her party running in conservative areas. The ad's narrator says attorney Bill Owens (D) is "approved by Nancy Pelosi" and "ready to back higher taxes and Pelosi's big spending." The narrator goes on to trumpet the candidacy of state Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, the Republican nominee for the seat; "to stop Pelosi, Dede's the one,"...
  • Health care reform could stretch primary care workforce thin

    09/21/2009 8:52:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 214+ views
    South Florida Biz Journals ^ | 9/21/09 | Brian Bandell
    If federal health care reform achieves its goal of providing health coverage to most of the 46.3 million uninsured Americans, it could strain a large segment of the local medical provider workforce, many experts warn. The bills proposed before Congress could give patients who were uninsured, and more likely to put off preventive care, access to insurance so they can see family physicians. While this could prove good for their health and their wallets, it is not clear whether there will be enough workers on the primary care side of health care to accommodate all those new patients.
  • Plastic Surgery Tax Eyed As Revenue Raiser

    07/27/2009 4:30:30 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 24 replies · 977+ views
    Face-lifts, tummy tucks and hair transplants could be hit with a new tax to help finance the trillion-dollar healthcare overhaul plan, according to sources familiar with the Senate talks. The Senate Finance Committee has discussed imposing a 10 percent excise tax on cosmetic surgery deemed unnecessary for medical purposes. The idea was broached in a meeting with OMB Director Orszag in mid-July, after which Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus told reporters he had heard some "interesting," "creative," and "kind of fun" ideas. The tax, which has not been officially scored, would plug some of the revenue gap senators are seeking...
  • Fewer Americans Content with Speaker Pelosi (Ya THINK?)

    07/10/2009 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 481+ views
    Angus-Reid ^ | 7/02/09
    Fewer Americans Content with Speaker PelosiJuly 02, 2009 (Angus Reid Global Monitor) - The approval rating of House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi has significantly slipped in the United States, according to a poll by TNS released by the Washington Post and ABC News. 38 per cent of respondents approve of Pelosi’s performance, down 15 points since April 2007. American voters renewed the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate in November 2006. In January 2007, the Democratic Party took control of the lower house for the first time since 1994, with 233 lawmakers. Pelosi, a Democratic California congresswoman,...
  • US House Speaker Pelosi in China for climate talks

    05/24/2009 1:17:24 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 30 replies · 832+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Sun May 24, 9:49 am ET
    BEIJING (AFP) – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime critic of Beijing's rule over Tibet and its rights record, arrived in China on Sunday for a trip focused on energy and climate change. US embassy spokeswoman Susan Stevenson confirmed Pelosi had arrived in Shanghai but could not say who the top US official was going to meet in the country's financial hub. Pelosi is scheduled to attend a clean energy forum in Beijing on Tuesday along with Senator John Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Other details of her itinerary were not immediately known.
  • Defending Pelosi (WashTimes Hot Button Column)

    05/20/2009 8:23:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies · 1,473+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/20/2009 | Amanda Carpenter
    Sympathetic media commentators are rushing to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's defense against Republican men, accusing them of sexism toward Washington's most powerful woman. The liberal-leaning Media Matters compiled a video of male conservative pundits making fun of the speaker's rumored use of Botox. Rush Limbaugh took it a step further, saying the best way to limit unwanted pregnancy would be to post Mrs. Pelosi's image in cheap motel rooms. "How do these people handle a strong-willed woman like Pelosi?" MSNBC's Ed Schultz lectured in his Monday show. "Well, they revert to calling her offensive names like 'hag'; they make demeaning...
  • Contradictions: Underneath a Solid Sky (Does Genesis 1 teach the sky was solid?)

    03/09/2009 3:50:09 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 140 replies · 1,597+ views
    AiG ^ | March 9, 2009 | Gary Vaterlaus
    Critics of the Bible have often said that the writings of Genesis reflect an “unscientific view” of the universe—one that reflected the cosmology of the ancient world. One of these criticisms centers on the Hebrew word raqia used in the creation account of Genesis 1. Several Bible versions, such as the New King James, translate this word as firmament: Genesis 1:6–8, NJKV Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 January 2009

    01/18/2009 5:22:59 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 240 replies · 6,707+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 January 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, January 18th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Robert Gibbs, Obama's choice for press secretary.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rahm Emanuel, Obama's choice for chief of staff.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Lawrence Summers, Obama's choice for director of the National Economic Council.THIS WEEK (ABC): David Axelrod, senior adviser to President-elect Barack Obama.LATE EDITION (CNN) : President-elect Barack Obama; Axelrod; Dana Perino, press secretary to President George W. Bush; Bush White House counselor Ed Gillespie.
  • Pelosi blasts Lieberman (Nancy "Mussolini" Pelosi strikes again)

    08/14/2008 5:49:29 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 20 replies · 145+ views
    SFgate.com ^ | 8/14/08 | Zachary Coile
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Sen. Joe Lieberman on Wednesday for making what she called "totally irresponsible" remarks about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and warned that the Senate might retaliate by revoking Lieberman's committee chairmanship. Pelosi also chastised some of Hillary Rodham Clinton's supporters for being "less than gracious" toward Obama, although she praised the New York senator for rallying behind the party's nominee after a bitter primary fight.Pelosi's remark in an interview with KGO Radio talk show host Ronn Owens in San Francisco is certain to anger Clinton backers, including some who are pushing to have Clinton's name...
  • Fairness Doctrine Vote Not Happening, House Majority Leader Says

    07/31/2008 8:56:14 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 62 replies · 157+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 31 Jul 08 | Josiah Ryan
    On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - A bill to permanently ban the “Fairness Doctrine” – a dormant FCC rule that says broadcasters, mainly talk radio, must grant equal air time to opposing viewpoints – probably will not be voted on this year in Congress, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told CNSNews.com on Wednesday. Hoyer also joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in strongly suggesting that he would support reactivating the Fairness Doctrine, telling CNSNews.com that he is interested in “ensuring the availability of fair and balanced information to the American public.” Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), however, who wrote the bill...
  • GOP fears Pelosi power grab on Iraq

    04/29/2008 6:01:16 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 14 replies · 74+ views
    Politico ^ | 29 Apr 08 | Martin Kady II
    Republicans are howling over what appears to be Nancy Pelosi’s plan to bypass the House Appropriations Committee on the upcoming Iraq war supplemental, complaining that the move will be the beginning of the end of the usual appropriations process and will further consolidate power in the hands of a speaker who already has a lot of it. Democrats will meet throughout the week to hash out their strategy, and they insist that Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have not yet made any final decisions about how to handle what’s likely to be the last Iraq funding debate of the Bush...
  • "An angry China is lashing out at its foreign critics" - calls Pelosi "disgusting"

    04/15/2008 8:26:56 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 31 replies · 88+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 15 Apr 08 | Tim Johnson
    Bristling at criticism in the run-up to the Summer Olympics, China is lashing back at its foreign critics — by name. Earlier this week, the state Xinhua news agency called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “disgusting.” And on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu lambasted a CNN commentator, Jack Cafferty, for his “vicious” commentary on China. “We solemnly request that CNN, and Cafferty himself, take back the malicious remarks and apologize to the Chinese people,” Jiang said at a news briefing.
  • Caption this picture of "Stretch" Pelosi and "Dingy Harry" Reid

    01/15/2008 12:32:05 PM PST · by seanmerc · 37 replies · 773+ views
  • Washington Post Pounds Pelosi’s Syria Trip as 'Foolish' and 'Ludicrous'

    04/05/2007 7:07:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies · 2,350+ views
    Washington Post Pounds Pelosi’s Syria Trip as 'Foolish' and 'Ludicrous' Posted by Noel Sheppard on April 5, 2007 - 09:50. Better strap yourself in for this one, sports fans, for the Washington Post ran an editorial Thursday harshly criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and the “foolish shuttle diplomacy” she exhibited on her controversial trip to Syria this week. Entitled “Pratfall in Damascus,” the piece pounded Pelosi early and often (emphasis added throughout): HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered an excellent demonstration yesterday of why members of Congress should not attempt to supplant the secretary of state when traveling abroad....
  • Caption this picture of Nancy Pelosi

    01/05/2007 8:20:20 AM PST · by seanmerc · 54 replies · 2,476+ views
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) smiles and flexes her muscles after being sworn in for the 110th Congress as the first woman Speaker of the U.S. House Chamber. (Getty Images)
  • NOV 7: Order of Presidential Succession

    11/02/2006 12:16:05 PM PST · by llevrok · 34 replies · 1,516+ views
    According to the Presidential Succession Act of 1792, the Senate president pro tempore1 was next in line after the vice president to succeed to the presidency, followed by the Speaker of the House. In 1886, however, Congress changed the order of presidential succession, replacing the president pro tempore and the Speaker with the cabinet officers. Proponents of this change argued that the congressional leaders lacked executive experience, and none had served as president, while six former secretaries of state had later been elected to that office. The Presidential Succession Act of 1947, signed by President Harry Truman, changed the order...
  • Please Caption this Photo

    08/27/2006 8:47:37 AM PDT · by Checkers · 51 replies · 2,127+ views
    Drudge ^ | 08.27.2006 | na
  • Race for New Orleans mayor will be roadshow (could stretch from Atlanta to Houston)

    03/03/2006 7:23:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 730+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 2/03/06 | JESSICA BUJOL
    Race for New Orleans mayor will be roadshowBy JESSICA BUJOL Associated Press Writer March 03. 2006 6:56PM Mayor Ray Nagin and 23 challengers have entered the April primary for the city's top elected job, hitting a campaign trail political observers say will stretch from Atlanta to Houston. Qualifying for the race ended Friday afternoon. Besides Nagin, those who have qualified include former minor-league baseball team owner Rob Couhig; minister and civil rights activist Marie Galatas; financial planner Carlos Hornbrook; former state Rep. Leo Watermeier; Audubon Institute chief executive Ron Forman; Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu; former city councilwoman Peggy Wilson and...
  • Shaft, Stretch, Dick And Harry (Rush Limbaugh On The UN'S New Condom Three Amigos Alert)

    01/12/2005 3:59:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 1,138+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 01/12/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    Okay. If your children are listening... Well, never mind. This is okay for children because the UN is doing this. Never mind. If your kids are with you, it's fine. Don't worry. Forget I said that. (story) "A new global campaign to stop the spread of AIDS uses three animated characters dressed as condoms who deliver a serious message in humorous public service spots in 41 languages: If you're going to have sex, use a condom. The short spots are being offered free to broadcasters, community groups and universities and have the potential of reaching 80 percent of the world's...
  • Europeans Stretch For Edge Over New World

    04/13/2004 6:24:56 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 273+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-14-2004 | Kate Connolly
    Europeans stretch for edge over New World (Filed: 14/04/2004) Americans have lost their height advantage, reports Kate Connolly in Munich The New World has lost its superiority over the Old - at least in terms of physical stature - and John Komlos has the evidence to prove it. His records, including files on "runaway slaves", "indentured servants" and "West Point graduates", bear testament to the American decline. Prof Komlos's research over more than 20 years has documented the heights of almost a quarter of a million people from the 1700s to today. The findings, he says, provide the most accurate...
  • Davis releases new attack ad as candidates enter stretch

    10/15/2002 6:56:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 196+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/14/02 | AP - Los Angeles
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democratic Gov. Gray Davis released a new ad Monday that contrasts his support for abortion rights, gun safety laws and certain environmental protections with Republican Bill Simon's opposition to them.</p> <p>With the Nov. 5 election approaching, Davis is shifting his weekly $2.5 million ad budget from commercials skewering his opponent's business record to more positive spots about his own background and the differences between the two candidates.</p>