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  • Nancy Pelosi: Too many superdelegates in nomination process

    05/23/2016 2:25:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Democratic Party relies too heavily on superdelegates to pick its presidential nominees, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday ó though she downplayed the current dispute between party leaders and Sen. Bernard Sanders. Mrs. Pelosi called the fight between Mr. Sanders and party leaders a ďfamily disagreementĒ and insisted it wonít dent the eventual nominee in the general election. She also dismissed comparisons to the riot-fueled 1968 Democratic convention. ďThis is an incident. That was a colossal Ö clash of people,Ē she said.
  • Amid Shouts of 'Shame,' House GOP Defeats Gay Rights Measure

    05/19/2016 5:37:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 05/19/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said. He said he had approached Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as McCarthy worked on GOP colleagues to vote against the measure. McCarthy told Maloney to...
  • Nancy Pelosi's Net Worth

    05/08/2016 7:14:58 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 31 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 2012 | Ballotpedia
    Nancy Pelosi Yearly Net Worth Year Average Net Worth 2004 $50,086,562 2012 $87,997,030 Growth from 2004 to 2012: 76% Average annual growth: 9% Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Vicente Fox Blames U.S. for Drug War; Violence ĎIs Produced Hereí

    05/08/2016 8:37:39 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/08/2016 | by Alex Swoyer and Joel B. Pollak
    SANTA MONICA, California ó Former Mexican president Vicente Fox suggested Wednesday that drug trafficking and violence at the border arenít caused by Mexico, but by drug consumption in the United States. We donít have a consumption problem. Then, the question, why the war? Why the killings? Itís because we are in between those that consume the drugs here in the north in United States and those who produce the drugs south, Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia. ďAnd here is Mexico in this war, why? We have accepted to collaborate with United States in trying to cut the drug trafficking, trying to...
  • Why a conservative economist says Trump could make America Ďthe North Korea of economicsí

    Why a conservative economist says Trump could make America Ďthe North Korea of economicsí By Jim Tankersley May 6 In his run for the White House, Donald Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on imports from China, in almost-certain violation of international rules. He has threatened to confiscate money that immigrants from Mexico wire home to their families, in order to force the Mexican government to pay for a border wall. This week, he suggested that, in an economic crisis, the government might repay only some of the money it owes to certain holders of its debt. Those threats reflect...
  • Pelosi, Vicente Fox plot to defeat Trump, Mexican calls Trump voters lazy drunks

    05/06/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/16 | Paul Bedard, Sean Langille
    Latin America's toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to Hillary Clinton.
  • Exclusive: President Fox Apologizes, Invites Trump to Mexico

    05/04/2016 3:30:21 PM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 4, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER AND JOEL B. POLLA
    SANTA MONICA, California ó During an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, former Mexican President Vicente Fox apologized Wednesday for the vulgar language he has used regarding GOP frontrunner Donald Trumpís proposal to build a wall along the southern border and invited the likely Republican nominee to Mexico to see the border from the other side. (snip) ďI apologize. Forgiveness is one of the greatest qualities that human beings have, is the quality of a compassionate leader. You have to be humble. You have to be compassionate. You have to love thy neighbor,Ē Fox explained to Breitbart News while sitting in...
  • Mexicoís top diplomat goes silent on Donald Trump

    05/05/2016 12:20:35 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 23 replies
    SACBEE ^ | 0505/16 | Alexei Koseff
    <p>Two months ago, Mexicoís top diplomat made international headlines for calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trumpís policies ďignorant and racist.Ē</p> <p>ďWhen an appleís red, it is red. When you say ignorant things, youíre ignorant,Ē Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu told The Washington Post. She added that Trumpís proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was ďabsurdĒ and ďnot a proposition we would even consider.Ē</p>
  • Trump Mexican President: "Get Your Money Ready, Cause You're Going to Pay for the Wall"

    05/05/2016 8:19:56 AM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/5/2016 | Justi Holcomb
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was not fazed by former Mexican president Vincente Fox's apology which was reported Wednesday afternoon. In an interview with Bill O'Reilly, he was asked what he thought about the former president. "Got any message for the former president of Mexico?" O'Reilly asked. "Yeah, get your money ready because you're going to pay for the wall," Trump said.
  • Trump to Apologizing Mexican President: "Get Your Money Ready, Cause You're Going to Pay for

    05/05/2016 5:21:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 178 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was not fazed by former Mexican president Vincente Fox's apology which was reported Wednesday afternoon. In an interview with Bill O'Reilly, he was asked what he thought about the former president. "Got any message for the former president of Mexico?" O'Reilly asked. "Yeah, get your money ready because you're going to pay for the wall," Trump said. "We'll get it straightened out."
  • Exclusive: (Former Mexican) President Fox Apologizes, Invites Trump to Mexico

    05/04/2016 3:17:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 195 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 04 MAY 2016 | BREITBART.COM
    SANTA MONICA, California ó During an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, former Mexican President Vicente Fox apologized Wednesday for the vulgar language he has used regarding GOP frontrunner Donald Trumpís proposal to build a wall along the southern border and invited the likely Republican nominee to Mexico to see the border from the other side.
  • Mexico changes its tune on Trump

    05/04/2016 2:15:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2016 | Rafael Bernal
    Mexican officials are focusing on the positives in the U.S.-Mexico relationship, avoiding direct references to the presidential campaign. In an interview with The Hill Monday, Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo said "it's not very convenient for foreign officials" to comment on U.S. elections. He said they will instead focus on the massive economic potential of the U.S.-Mexico partnership. "The mere fact that Mexico has become an item in the debate should be an opportunity to reinforce the U.S-Mexico relationship. In a way, underlying that reality is the fact that whatever happens in Mexico has an impact in the U.S....
  • Trump Wall Plan Could Stunt Western Union's Fast-Growing Mexico Business

    05/03/2016 8:24:59 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 57 replies
    thestreet.com ^ | 05/03/16 - 04:26 PM EDT | Emily Stewart
    Trump Wall Plan Could Stunt Western Union's Fast-Growing Mexico Business By Emily StewartFollow | 05/03/16 - 04:26 PM EDT Donald Trump's plan to deport all illegal immigrants and build a wall at the southern U.S. border and make Mexico pay for it could cause some collateral damage, including to cash transfer company Western Union (WU - Get Report) . The Englewood, Colo.-based company sees a significant chunk of its business come from Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Mexico. Latin America and the Caribbean comprised about 11% of Western Union's revenues in the first quarter, and Mexico, which...
  • Mex Pres Fox Ė Americans Lazy Beer Drinkers Watching TV, Donít Deserve Jobs [VIDEO]

    05/08/2016 6:06:38 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 33 replies
    http://rickwells.us/archives/29327 ^ | May 7, 2016 | Rick Wells
    According to former Mexican Presidente and current POS Vicente Fox, the problem with immigration and jobs in America has nothing to do with our manufacturing being relocated abroad or with foreigners illegally here in our country taking what few jobs are available. There is no relevance to the fact that DOJ isn't enforcing the laws already on the books which prescribe multiple thousand dollar fines per each violation for hiring illegals. According to Fox, it's the victims' fault. Americans demand a fair wage rather than working for the slave wages created by open borders and unenforced immigration laws. Illegal Mexicans,...
  • Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP

    05/07/2016 10:05:36 AM PDT · by Syncro · 75 replies
    ProgressivesToday ^ | May 7, 2016 | Aleister
    Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP May 7, 2016 by Aleister The minority leader of the House of Representatives is now plotting with the president of a foreign country to keep the presumptive Republican nominee from winning the presidency. How is this even legal?The Washington Examiner reports: Pelosi, Vicente Fox plot to defeat Trump, Mexican calls Trump voters lazy drunksLatin Americaís toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to...
  • Pelosi: Mexico should not worry about Trump (Traitor Alert)

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

    04/17/2016 3:47:36 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 13, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    BOOM EXCLUSIVE WOW BOMBSHELL OUTRAGEOUS CHEATING STEALING!!! Donald Trump inexplicably waited until YESTERDAY to name a State Political Director in California. The California primary on June 7 could determine whether Trump reaches the magic 1237 majority delegate number prior to the July convention. By all reports, Cruz is far ahead in the ground game in California, which awards delegates not only on the statewide vote but also by congressional district. Even if Trump wins the state, he may underperform in enough congressional districts due to Cruzís superior campaign preparation that Trump is stopped short. Or he may fail to file...
  • Barbara Boxer loses it, goes off on Catholic priest who questions global warming

    04/14/2016 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Boxer Unhinged: You berate anyone who disagrees with you as immoral and corrupt Rob is our resident Catholic, so I defer to him on matters of Catholic doctrine. But from the looks of things I know a lot more about it than self-identified Catholic Barbara Boxer - whose real religion appears to be global warming. Or should I say, the massively expanded and empowered government weíll get if only people stop questioning the left-wing orthodoxy on things like global warming, which demands that all debate stop immediately and that government be given whatever it wants so it can do something,...
  • Pelosi Complains: 50,000 Irish in the U.S. Illegally 'Can't Even Go Home for a Family Funeral'

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

    03/02/2016 5:21:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Frank Howard
    There was a lot of whining inside the beltway last March about whether then-House Speaker John Boehner broke diplomatic protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without informing the White House. This was during the critical period a few months before the Senate weighed in on President Obamaís Iran nuclear agreement. The results are in: the Prime Ministerís speech will stand the test of time, while partisan hand-wringing will have nothing to do with the outcome of Iranís nuclear development. Letís review the record though to see how the political people in charge behave when something...
  • Biden Congratulates Clinton Clinton As Bernie Fans Swamp CA Convention

    02/28/2016 10:32:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 28, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Vice President Joe Biden used the California Democratic convention stage to congratulate 2016 presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton for winning Saturdayís South Carolina Democratic primary.
  • Email: Nancy Pelosi Said Dealing With Obama Was Like Dealing With ĎThe Junior Senator From Illinoisí

    02/27/2016 3:03:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/16 | Chuck Ross
    California Rep. Nancy Pelosi disparagingly referred to President Obama as ďthe junior senator from IllinoisĒ during a meeting with wealthy Democratic donors just after the party was trounced in 2010ís mid-term elections, according to an email that Sidney Blumenthal sent to then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. ďWhen I go to the White House I feel like Iím dealing with the junior senator from Illinois,Ē is what Blumenthal claimed Pelosi told a group of people gathered at the Democracy Allianceís annual meeting, held in mid-Nov. 2010. The email was contained in the batch of records released by the State Department...
  • 7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 78 replies
    VOX ^ | September 30, 2014 | Matthew Yglesias
    7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in†2016 Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. ET @mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email MikePence.com Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Early polling tells you almost nothing about presidential nomination battles, since it ends up almost exclusively telling you about name recognition. Early media buzz is similar. People like to read stories about figures they've already heard of, and it's easier to write stories about politicians you've already covered.But you don't need to be a...
  • Newt Gingrich slammed 'Fox & Friends' for giving Donald Trump a massive platform

    02/23/2016 9:39:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    AOL News ^ | February 23, 2016 | Tom McKay, Mic
    Progressives angry about the extensive amount of free, sympathetic coverage Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gets on Fox News may have found an unlikely ally in former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich. During Monday's episode of Fox & Friends, Gingrich took the hosts to task for giving Trump a massive platform to spread his views -- likely referring to the network's wall-to-wall coverage of his campaign as well as Fox & Friends' regularly scheduled Monday segments featuring Trump as a pundit, which ran from 2011 to 2015. "This time the billionaire is spending the least amount of money and running...
  • Nancy Pelosi invokes ‚Äėthe prophet Muhammad‚Äô at National Prayer Breakfast

    02/05/2016 11:08:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 02/05/16 | Casey Harper
    Congressmen, President Barack Obama and faith leaders from around the country met for the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, D.C. Thursday. At the breakfast, House Minority Leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi took the opportunity to invoke "the prophet Muhammad." Before reading from the Gospel of John, Pelosi talked about the similarity of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. "In the Gospel of John we see the golden rule that stands at the heart of the gospel, and as we hear these words from John 13, 15, and 17, we know that this message, this command of love is not confined to the New...
  • Nancy Pelosi Invokes ‚ÄėProphet Muhammad‚Äô At National Prayer Breakfast

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

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

    01/31/2016 7:21:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/30/2016 | Freida Powers
    Obama just lost another one of his top advisers. His legislative affairs director has stepped down, creating challenges to passing the president's agenda in his final year in the White House, according to The Hill. Chief of Obama's legislative affairs operation, Katie Beirne Fallon is leaving after two years on the job. Fallon, a former aide to Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), was instrumental in helping Obama score victories in trade, budget and Iran nuclear deal agreements last year. Obama called Fallon a "close adviser" and a "good friend," in a statement on Friday. "Republicans and Democrats...
  • Pelosi: Iranians May Do Bad Things With The $150 Billion They Got Out Of The Nuke Deal [VIDEO]

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

    01/07/2016 2:03:42 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/7/2016 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested Thursday that, when it comes to questions of U.S. citizenship, not all foreign births are the same. The House minority leader cited "a distinction" between Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was born on a U.S. military base in Panama, and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was born in Canada to a U.S.- citizen mother. "I do think there is a distinction between John McCain being born to a family and serving our country in Panama than someone born in another country," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "But, again, this is a constitutional issue that will...
  • The End of the Beginning - The Road to the White House

    01/02/2016 8:44:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the British victory at the Battle of the Second El Alamein in November of 1942, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people. Churchill eloquently stated, ‚ÄúNow, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.‚ÄĚ Perhaps, the same can be said of the opening salvos of the 2016 Presidential Election. We have watched numerous debates on both sides, filled with candidates grandiose and not very grandiose. Gradually, the field is being thinned and on February 1, 2016, the games truly begin at the Iowa Caucuses....
  • REPORT: Republican Lawmakers Laugh In Paul Ryan's Face For Trusting Harry Reid

    12/23/2015 12:28:29 PM PST · by Hoodat · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Dec 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican lawmakers reportedly laughed at House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after he told them he had been given a promise from Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Lawmakers were amused at Ryan's naiveté for thinking that Reid is someone their party can trust. "I know, I know," Ryan replied with a smile, according to The Hill. Reid and Ryan just finished working together to help pass a $1 trillion dollar spending bill, which many argue contained far more liberal policies than conservative ones. Reid has promised Ryan that he will return to regular order in the New Year....
  • Politico, The Hill, Hide Speaker Ryan‚Äôs 2016 Report Card From Pelosi: ‚ÄėThey Gave (trunc)

    12/22/2015 10:01:45 PM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22nd, 2015 | by Neil Munro
    Beltway-insider publications Politico and The Hill are hiding House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan's 2016‚Äôs disastrous report card, even days after the Dec. 18 passage of his $1.1-plus trillion 2016 spending-and-tax plan. Ryan and his top aides ‚Äúreally gave away the store,‚ÄĚ Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Dec. 18. Her report-card phrase ‚ÄĒ ‚Äúthey really gave away the store‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ doesn‚Äôt appear in Politico or TheHill, even by Dec. 22. Instead, Politico suggested that Ryan came out roughly even. ‚ÄúThe four leaders ‚ÄĒ Ryan, Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry...
  • Donald Trump Hits Scalia Over Affirmative Action Remarks

    12/13/2015 1:02:11 PM PST · by VinL · 92 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/15 | Chuck Ross
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is siding with many Democrats in criticizing conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia over comments he made about African American student achievement during oral arguments earlier this week of the affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas. "I thought his remarks were very tough,"Trump said of Scalia in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper that aired Sunday. "They were very, very tough to a certain community," the Republican front-runner continued. "I thought it was very tough to the African-American community." Scalia's remarks, made Wednesday, drew accusations of racism from Democrats and liberal activists who...
  • Ryan, Pelosi meet for rare dinner

    12/12/2015 7:17:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/12/15 | By LAUREN FRENCH and JAKE SHERMAN
    House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had a rare dinner together Friday in the Wisconsin Republican's Capitol office. Sources familiar with the dinner, which lasted more than two hours, said Ryan asked his Democratic counterpart to join him. The meeting comes as both sides are engaged in contentious negotiations over a government funding bill.
  • Pelosi: Gun restrictions needed to 'protect and defend' Americans

    12/08/2015 6:08:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/08/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called on the House to take up legislation to ban guns from terrorist suspects, and said Congress needs to take this step to fulfill its duty to protect all Americans from violence. "We cannot remain silent," the California Democrat said at a hearing of the Democrats' Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. "For us to honor the responsibilities that we have to protect and defend the American people, we must not only have moments of silence, we must have days of action." "To start, we can and must bring up the bipartisan Deny Firearms...
  • The Thrill Is Gone for Obamacare as Health-Care Approval (Pelosi knew)

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

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue ‚ÄĒthe Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it ‚ÄĒ that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • Did New York‚Äôs Obamacare Co-op Deliberately Mislead Regulators? (Pelosi knew)

    11/01/2015 3:38:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/30/15 | Richard Pollock
    **SNIP** The statement said "a subsequent NYDFS and CMS-led review of Health Republic's finances has found that the company's financial condition is substantially worse than the company previously reported in its filings to NYDFS." The statement provided no further details on the new discoveries regarding the co-op, which received the largest single federal loan under the Obamacare health reform law. In addition to its original $265 million, the co-op received another $90 million in an emergency solvency loan funds from federal officials in September 2014. The co-op previously reported it was burning through money at a disastrous rate. Its 2014...
  • House Democrats Will Stay On Benghazi Committee

    10/23/2015 12:03:26 PM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/23/2015 | Jennifer Bendery
    House Democrats will remain on the GOP's Benghazi committee, even though they think it's sham, a senior Democratic aide told The Huffington Post. "During a meeting with Leader Pelosi, Democratic Members of the Select Committee on Benghazi made the decision to remain as participants of the panel for now," said the aide.
  • UAE to US lawmaker: We have a right to enrich uranium, too (nuclear arms race begins)

    10/15/2015 11:13:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    KRQE News ^ | October 15, 2015, 10:26 pm | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Amid fears of an atomic arms race in the Middle East, a senior United Arab Emirates official has told a top U.S. lawmaker that it too might seek the right to enrich uranium that Iran has asserted under the recently signed nuclear deal. The landmark Iran accord to curb its nuclear weapons in exchange for economic sanctions relief allows Tehran to enrich uranium. In barely noticed testimony last month, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the UAEís ambassador in Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, had informed him in a telephone call that the...
  • Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz Thinks Women Will Really Believe This

    10/12/2015 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm telling you, Snerdley, do not discount this. We've been making this mistake now since the early nineties. The left will go out, the Democrats, somebody will say something just totally outrageous, like all these clowns that predicted the end of the earth in ten years if we didn't clean up the oceans, or name your prediction. Twenty years ago, or 40 years ago, if we didn't fix global warming in 20 years we weren't gonna be able to inhabit the East Coast, all of these things. Or take this food's gonna kill you, that food's gonna save you,...
  • Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate Ė because he's not in it!

    10/12/2015 9:34:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 12, 2015 | David Martosko
    Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate Ė because he's not in it! 'I think people are going to turn it on for a couple of minutes and then fall asleep,' Trump told a Fox News audience Claimed 'a person at CNN' said that 'we have to put Donald Trump in this debate. We're going to die with it' First two GOP debates drew 24 million and 23 million viewers, largely on the strength of Trump's participation Hammered Obama for '60 Minutes' appearance: 'I watched his performance last night and I thought it was terrible' Tuesday's first...
  • Pelosi: closing of last gun shop in San Francisco was ďa private sector decisionĒ

    10/11/2015 6:06:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that we recently talked about a sad day in the City by the Bay when it was announced that San Francisco’s last remaining gun shop would close its doors at the end of this month. After living through one wave of regulations after another they finally learned that they would be forced to videotape every transaction which took place in the store and proactively turn those videos over to the local police each week even if there wasn’t a hint of an allegation that the customers had done anything wrong. That was, as the store manager...
  • Trey Gowdy on Kevin McCarthyís Hillary comments: Apologizing doesnít fix the damage

    10/07/2015 11:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Man, this is tough stuff from an influential conservative at a moment when McCarthy‚Äôs desperately trying to convince righties in the House to give him a chance as Speaker. In an unguarded moment, House speaker-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy claimed credit for the decline in Hillary Clinton's poll numbers because House Republicans had formed a congressional committee investigating the attacks in Benghazi, making it look like a political witch hunt. ‚ÄúI heard from him at 6 a.m. the next morning,‚ÄĚ Gowdy told the Post on Tuesday when asked about McCarthy. ‚ÄúHow many times can somebody apologize? Yes, he¬ís apologized as many...
  • California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

    10/07/2015 11:27:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 2:19 PM EDT | Michael R. Blood and Judy Lin
    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious bill on Wednesday to combat climate change by increasing the stateís renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030. Brown approved the measure after losing a political battle against oil interests as he also tried to cut petroleum use by half in the state. [Ö] Many moderate Democrats were concerned that the petroleum mandate would hurt Californiaís working-class residents. The lawmakers sought greater oversight of state regulators, but Brown refused to give up what he viewed as executive authority. Ö
  • Bozell to Pelosi on ĎHuman Beingí Question: You Should Answer and Apologize

    10/06/2015 5:31:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/6/15 | Michael Chapman
    Following House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosiís (D-Calif.) refusal to answer whether an unborn baby with a human heart is a human being, Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell wrote to Pelosi, noting that good reporters ďask tough questions,Ē that her answer was ďdisrespectfulĒ; and that she should apologize to the reporter, CNSNews.comís Sam Dorman.ďYou owe the reporter, Mr. Dorman, an unqualified apology," wrote Bozell. "You should also answer his question."Dorman had asked Minority Leader Pelosi the question at her Capitol Hill press conference last Thursday, Oct. 1. The exchange occurred as follows:CNSNews.com: ďIn reference to funding for Planned Parenthood:...
  • WashPost Fixes Multiple Errors in Story on Pelosi and Human Baby Question But Notes Only OneÖ

    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 headlineóabout a CNSNews.com reporter asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a question about human lifeóThe Washington Post fixed the errors in the story by reporter Kelsey Snell but only noted one ďcorrectionĒ at the storyís end in the changed copy. On Thursday, Oct. 1, CNSNews.com reporter Sam Dorman attended Pelosiís weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol and asked her, ďIn reference to funding for Planned Parenthood, is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?Ē [Ö] In Kelsey Snellís story posted...
  • Reporter asks Pelosi uncomfortable abortion questions, press assumes he's just some activist

    10/02/2015 6:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/2/15 | T. Becket Adams
    CNS News' Sam Dorman peppered House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Thursday afternoon with several questions about abortion, and a few unimpressed reporters responded quickly by assuming that he was either a conservative activist or just some protester. "A conservative journo asked Pelosi [about] what constitutes a baby being alive," MSNBC's Luke Russert tweeted, making an assumption about Dorman's political affiliations. The Washington Post's Kelsey Snell took it a step further, and initially identified Dorman in an article as a pro-life "protester." The Post has since updated its story to reflect that Dorman is, in fact, a reporter. CNS News...