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  • Budget experts: Move Tricare beneficiaries to Obamacare (Pelosi knew)

    12/21/2014 5:06:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
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  • Pelosi laments end of 'Colbert Report' ("The Nation mourns")

    12/19/2014 3:28:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/14 | Judy Kurtz
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is lamenting the end of “The Colbert Report,” saying it’s a “loss for ‘truthiness’ advocates across America.” The Comedy Central series ends its run Thursday night. Host Stephen Colbert is poised to take the reins at CBS’s “The Late Show,” when David Letterman retires next year. The House minority leader appeared in a sketch earlier this month with Colbert, who plays a faux cable news host on the show. Pelosi stretched her acting muscles as a wheelie-popping bike cop who preached safety to Colbert and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.).
  • PELOSI: 13 Million Americans' Health Security at Risk in Baseless Lawsuit Over (Husseincare)

    12/16/2014 4:22:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | 12/16/14 | Drew Hammill
    San Francisco - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on a new report from Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats revealing that 13 million could lose tax credits to help pay for insurance coverage should the Supreme Court rule against the Obama Administration in the politically-motivated lawsuit of King v Burwell. "Today's report verifies what American families already know: the Affordable Care Act is working and helping families afford the coverage they need and deserve. Yet, Republicans and other opponents of the law want to strip some 13 million Americans of the premium tax credits that keep their...
  • White House: No lasting rift with (exempt) Pelosi

    12/14/2014 2:21:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/14 | Justin Sink
    The White House insists that the public break between President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) over a government funding bill won't damage the relationship between the two top Democrats. "The president has always had not just a good working relationship but an open line of communication with Leader Pelosi, and that didn’t change yesterday, and it’s not going to change in the future," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Friday. Earnest said Obama values Pelosi because she has proven more persuasive to her members "than I think probably any other leader in either party in...
  • Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi are right

    12/13/2014 8:43:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    The end times are upon us. I find myself in agreement with not just Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). It’s not just me. Right Wing News’ John Hawkins — not exactly a cheerleader for bipartisan consensus — is publicly standing with Warren, Pelosi, and their liberal allies in the House and Senate. As have conservative Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), Townhall.com’s Amy Otto, and Tea Party Patriots, among many others. And I’m not only opposed to the omnibus bill that squeaked through the House and may fail in the Senate. I’m...
  • Pelosi 'enormously disappointed' in Obama

    12/12/2014 1:49:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Mike Lillis
    In a rare break from President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted the White House on Thursday for putting its weight behind the $1.1 trillion government funding package. In a speech decrying the “cromnibus” on the House floor, Pelosi, the minority leader, noted that Republican defections have given the Democrats significant leverage in the debate and wondered why the White House wouldn't use that power to fight the conservative policy riders that have sparked the Democrats' outcry. “I'm enormously disappointed that the White House feels that the only way they can get a bill is to go along with this,”...
  • Spending bill hits hurdle as Pelosi demands changes, conservatives peel off

    12/10/2014 1:14:05 PM PST · by Red Steel · 34 replies
    Fox ^ | December 10, 2014
    <p>Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans alike threw a wrench Wednesday into congressional leaders’ hopes of quickly passing a newly struck budget deal, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi demanding that certain provisions be stripped.</p> <p>The California Democrat had been coy for days over whether she would support the plan being hammered out in closed-door negotiations to fund the government past a Thursday-at-midnight deadline.</p>
  • Collapse: Pelosi says Boehner doesn’t have votes for cromnibus after GOP leaders delay final vote

    12/11/2014 1:08:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2014 | AllahPundit
    I could have sworn the parties had a deal two days ago. But that was before lefty heroes like Elizabeth Warren and Barney Frank weighed in against the bill because of how it would roll back parts of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Two days later, Pelosi’s walking away. Dear Democratic Colleague,It is clear from this recess on the floor that the Republicans don’t have enough votes to pass the CRomnibus. This increases our leverage to get two offensive provisions of the bill removed: the bank bailout and big money for campaigns provision.However you decide to vote in the...
  • Spending bill hits hurdle as Pelosi demands changes, conservatives peel off

    12/10/2014 4:30:44 PM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/10/14
    <p>Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans alike threw a wrench Wednesday into congressional leaders’ hopes of quickly passing a newly struck budget deal, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi demanding that certain provisions be stripped.</p> <p>The California Democrat had been coy for days over whether she would support the plan being hammered out in closed-door negotiations to fund the government past a Thursday-at-midnight deadline.</p>
  • Boehner Doing Exactly What He Accused Nancy Pelosi Of In 2009: Hiding 'Omnibus' From Americans,

    12/09/2014 1:34:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/9/14 | Matthew Boyle
    If lawmakers in the House vote this week on a “CR-omnibus” spending package, House Speaker John Boehner will be doing exactly what he accused former Speaker Nancy Pelosi of doing on a similar bill in 2009: Ramming it down Americans’ and lawmakers’ throats without anyone having time to read the bill. On Feb. 18, 2009, as Pelosi and her top lieutenant Steny Hoyer planned to introduce a half-trillion-dollar omnibus sometime a week or so later then voting on it quickly, Boehner issued a statement calling on Pelosi and Hoyer to post the bill online for more than a full week...
  • Pelosi: Schumer’s ObamaCare remarks ‘beyond comprehension’

    12/08/2014 11:36:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    thehill ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says fellow Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer’s (N.Y.) recent comments on ObamaCare are "beyond comprehension." Schumer caused a stir last month when he said Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in 2008 by focusing on healthcare out of the gate instead of on measures to boost the middle class. In an interview with The Washington Post published Monday, Pelosi noted that Schumer wrote the 1994 assault weapons ban that was blamed for Democratic losses that year. She hit Senate Democrats for distancing themselves from President Obama in the midterm elections, and the...
  • Democrats Irrelevant? Don’t Be So Sure, Pelosi Promises

    12/07/2014 3:42:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/07/14 | Emma Dumain
    Nancy Pelosi insists she doesn’t gloat when House Republicans can’t shore up the votes among their own members to pass any number of critical bills, and it’s Democrats who get to swoop in and call themselves the heroes. “I would rather they did the responsible thing so we wouldn’t have to bail them out every time,” the California Democrat quipped of her GOP counterparts. But the minority leader, who sat for an interview in her Capitol Hill office with CQ Roll Call, must be feeling gratified. The government is on the precipice of a shutdown, and if Republicans can’t get...
  • Boehner Plans Amnesty Sellout To Pelosi

    12/04/2014 4:14:58 AM PST · by servo1969 · 78 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12-3-2014 | NEIL MUNRO
    Press reports say House Speaker John Boehner will ask Rep. Nancy Pelosi to help him overcome “snowballing” GOP opposition to the GOP leadership’s draft 2015 government budget bill.Boehner’s draft bill funds the entire government for 2015, but makes merely token efforts to stop President Barack Obama’s agencies from implementing his unpopular amnesty, according to rank-and-file GOP legislators.That claim of snowballing opposition was boosted early Wednesday evening, when aides to House Speaker John Boehner said they would change their funding bill to reduce the number of months of funding for Obama’s immigration agencies.Late Wednesday night, the Washington Post reported that top...
  • Nancy Pelosi "San Francisco is the 'model' for living the gospel (video)

    12/01/2014 4:09:22 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 58 replies
    Progressivestoday.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | P.W. Adams
    Even though San Francisco has been known to be home of the radical gay agenda, and where selective abortion based upon sex has been pushed by government officials, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi seems to think the city is on par with Biblical scripture. During a Thanksgiving day speech at the San Francisco Interfaith Council, Nancy Pelosi stated that San Francisco is the “model” for living the gospel (20:30-20:42): “And I think that we have to challenge all of us in public policy, certainly not in San Francisco which is the model of living the gospel, but in public policy to say,...
  • The best approach is laughter

    11/27/2014 8:17:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/23/2013 | Kevein McCarthy
    This is a very satisfying video. Bet you can't watch it just once.
  • The De Blasio Democrats

    11/21/2014 2:55:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/21/14 | Matthew Continetti
    Bill de Blasio, the New York mayor, says he knows why Democrats lost the 2014 election. Income inequality defines our times, he said during a visit to Washington this week, and his party did not talk about the issue enough. De Blasio needs a hearing aid. Democrats speak of little else. Dodging questions about Hillary Clinton, de Blasio praised Elizabeth Warren. He called the liberal heroine “one of the indispensable voices” among Democrats, and appeared with her at a Center for American Progress event later that day. The policy conference featured other darlings of the left: Julian Castro, Tammy Baldwin,...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ´The Emancipation Proclamation Was an Executive Order´

    11/20/2014 5:40:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Caroline May ^ | 11/20/14 | Caroline May
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi argues President Barack Obama has ample authority to take executive actions as many presidents before him have done, including President Abraham Lincoln. “Does the public know the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order?” Pelosi asked reporters Thursday. “People have to understand how presidents have made change in our country, Congress catching up, and in the case of Ronald Reagan, improving what Congress has done.” Obama is poised to announce his long-anticipated executive actions on immigration Thursday night. Reports indicate he will move to grant legal status to about five million illegal immigrants.
  • Pelosi Compares Obama Immigration Order to Emancipation Proclamation

    11/20/2014 1:23:28 PM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    The National Journal ^ | November 20, 2014 | Billy House
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is drawing a parallel between President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and President Obama's planned executive actions on immigration reform. "Does the public know the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order?" Pelosi asked at a news conference Thursday morning.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Obama’s Executive Amnesty is About ‘Securing the Border’

    11/20/2014 10:22:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 20, 2014
    House Minority Lader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said that President Obama’s forthcoming executive action on immigration is about “securing the border,” breaking from the administration’s narrative that the order is focused on shielding 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. Pelosi and other Democratic leaders are visibly nervous about potential public backlash against Obama’s executive amnesty order. “He will make his own announcement as to what it contains, but the action the President will take this week…are about securing the border, holding undocumented immigrants accountable and, again, making sure that everyone plays by the rules, pays taxes, and the rest,” Pelosi...
  • Why Nancy Pelosi Missed Obama’s All-Democrat Meeting on Immigration

    11/20/2014 6:42:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 20, 2014 | by Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama briefed 18 congressional Democrats at the White House Wednesday night about his coming executive action on immigration – but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wasn’t one of them. Pelosi instead opted to attend a Billy Joel concert, the Hill reported.
  • Obama to dine with top lawmakers tonight (Only Democrats, not one Republican)

    11/19/2014 7:37:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics Blog ^ | November 19, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) President Obama has invited senior lawmakers to the White House for dinner Wednesday night so that he can explain his plans to use executive authority to change the nation’s immigration laws, according to several congressional aides. Obama has invited Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the leaders of the congressional Asian, Black and Hispanic caucuses....
  • Unsolicited Advice to Republicans: Grow a Pair (Or Borrow Nancy Pelosi's)

    11/19/2014 4:38:20 PM PST · by mononymous · 7 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 11/19/2014 | Mononymous1
    This was originally posted on 1/30/2014 but a re-post was thought necessary on the eve of “Executive Amnesty.” Let’s see, on the one hand we have elected Democrats and indirectly, Gruber’s “stupid people” who support them, egging on the President to “go big” with his theft of power and disregard for his constitutional duties and the constitution itself and on the other hand, we have the rest of the American people who recently voted to stop all of this and yet, the RINOS are wavering. But, let’s see how this plays out. From 1/30/2014: Again, on the amnesty issue. The...
  • Dems Defeat Pelosi's Pick For Powerful Energy & Commerce Seat

    11/19/2014 11:14:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    TPM ^ | Novemeber 19, 2014 | Sahil Kapur
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's choice for a powerful committee position was defeated by the Democratic conference on Wednesday, a rare intra-party setback for the Californian. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) won in a 100-90 caucus vote to be ranking member of the Energy & Commerce Committee, according to two Democrats in the room.
  • House Dems Again Choose Nancy Pelosi as Leader

    11/18/2014 7:55:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    LATimes ^ | ALAN FRAM
    House Dems Again Choose Nancy Pelosi as Leader Nov 18, 2014 By ALAN FRAM Rep. Nancy Pelosi overcame gripes about Democrats' losing campaign messages and breezed to re-election Tuesday as House minority leader. Meeting behind closed doors, Democrats used a voice vote to give Pelosi, D-Calif., her seventh two-year term as their House leader. The rest of the party's top leadership in the chamber, including No. 2 leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., was also re-elected. Pelosi and her lieutenants faced no challengers. But just two weeks after an Election Day that deepened their minority status — they lost at least a...
  • House Democrats lash out at Nancy Peolosi

    11/18/2014 10:51:06 AM PST · by Din Maker · 65 replies
    Market Watch ^ | November 18 2014
    <p>The incoming House minority leader is about to be in the worst position with her caucus since the end of Democrats’ short-lived majority in 2010.</p> <p>That leader, Nancy Pelosi, will be unchallenged for the top House Democratic post on Tuesday during a closed-door party meeting, Politico reports. But after quietly grumbling about Pelosi since suffering devastating losses on Election Day, Democrats’ discontent with her is spilling out into the open. “They wiped the floor with us, so no, we’re not feeling good,” said Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio. “We think clearly there was a lack of a coherent and compelling message. We believe that certainly our leadership worked hard, but there obviously was something lacking because we lost so many seats.”</p>
  • House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as minority leader

    11/18/2014 10:08:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 11:31 AM EST | Alan Fram
    Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in the chamber. In a closed-door meeting of House Democrats, Pelosi was re-elected by voice vote in a race in which she faced no challenger. The California Democrat has been party leader in the chamber since 2003, including four years in which she was the first female House speaker. No. 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer of Maryland and the party’s other top leaders also were re-elected without a challenge. …
  • Obamacare waivers go to fancy restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels in Nancy Pelosi's district

    11/17/2014 3:12:28 PM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 17, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Full title: Nearly 20 percent of new Obamacare waivers are gourmet restaurants, nightclubs, fancy hotels in Nancy Pelosi’s district Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district. That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved. Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide...
  • [satire] Pelosi Claims Voters Distracted by Irrelevancies

    11/16/2014 8:35:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) adamantly denied that the trouncing her Democratic Party took at the polls last week constitutes a mandate for a different direction for government. “The problem is that our Party’s underlying message was drowned out by incessant GOP hammering on irrelevant crises and scandals,” she contended. “All the stories about ISIS beheadings, Ebola outbreaks, the flood of immigrants, IRS abuses, NSA spying, government waste and corruption masked the critical point that the Democratic Party is the Party of free stuff. Voters inundated by fears that their lives might be in danger, that their government might...
  • Post-Obamacare Syndrome (POS) Gruber Therapy®

    11/16/2014 6:39:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-16-2014 | MOTUS
    The list of people who have been “Grubered” is growing by the hour.The Wise Cockatoo, with his little peacock.The list - which started with the stupid American people – soon included stupid journalists who were mis-misinformed about the math, and then stupid politicians like Max Baucus, Harry Reid and  Nancy Pelosi. And then yesterday Big Guy himself added his name to the list of the “grubered” when he said he was shocked about the controversy involving “some advisor, not even on staff” and claimed again that ObamaCare was 110% transparent.Alas, as Clarice points out, Jonny was not as insignificant as...
  • Pelosi: Boehner, McConnell got Time covers, but I never did

    11/15/2014 8:36:36 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-15-14 | Sara Fisher
    Washington (CNN) -- Nancy Pelosi doesn't understand why House Speaker John Boehner and newly-elected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have been on the cover of Time magazine in light of their electoral victories, but she has not. "I was never on Time magazine cover even though I was first women to be (Speaker)," Rep. Pelosi, D-California, said. "Isn't that a curiosity? That the Republicans win, Boehner's on Time magazine. Mitch McConnell wins, he's on the cover of Time magazine. Isn't there a pattern here?" Pelosi's comments came as a reaction to a press conference question Thursday about whether she has...
  • Dems Deny Duckworth a Proxy Vote in Democratic Leader Elections

    11/14/2014 5:17:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 13, 2014 | Billy House
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is expecting a baby in December, is being denied a request to vote by proxy in the House Democratic Caucus leadership and committee member elections next week—even though her doctor advises she can't travel to Washington in the late stages of her pregnancy. The Iraq War veteran, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004, made the request in a letter to fellow Democrats. Her letter was read during a closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting on Thursday. But objections were raised, and the request was denied, with opponents including Democratic Steering...
  • Pelosi Defiant: ‘When Was the Last Time You Asked Mitch McConnell’ if He’s Too Old? (Video)

    11/13/2014 2:13:43 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 13 Nov 14 | Emma Dumain
    In her first public remarks since Election Day last week, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her decision to run to keep her post atop the House Democratic Caucus, and doesn’t sound likely to relinquish it anytime soon. “I don’t understand why this question should even come up,” the California Democrat said at a press conference Thursday. “I’m here as long as the members want me to be here. Pelosi suggested that she wasn’t, as many expect, looking to serve one more term as minority leader before retiring in 2016 — when, colleagues hope, Hillary Rodham Clinton will be elected...
  • Pelosi on Gruber: 'I don't know who he is'

    11/13/2014 11:18:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    The ObamaCare consultant churning headlines this week for questioning voters' intelligence is a stranger to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader from California said Thursday. “I don't know who he is,” Pelosi said of Jonathan Gruber. “He didn't help write our bill.” [SNIP] Still, if Pelosi is unfamiliar with Gruber now, that wasn't the case amid the fierce debate as ObamaCare was being crafted. As unearthed Thursday by The Washington Post, Pelosi's website contains entries from December 2009 featuring an extensive analysis of the law's impact on insurance premiums. The author? Jonathan Gruber.
  • Nancy Pelosi Caught In (Yet Another) BOLD FACED LIE (about Gruber)

    11/13/2014 10:35:20 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 117 replies
    Multiple sources | 11/13/2014 | Assembled by Laz
    Nancy Pelosi on O-Care Architect Jonathan Gruber: “I Don’t Know Who He Is. He Didn’t Help Write Bill. Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday she had no idea who Jonathan Gruber was. Gruber, an Obamacare architect, admitted in video released this week that Democrats repeatedly lied to “stupid” Americans to pass the law. Nancy Pelosi mentions Jonathan Gruber analysis and mentioned Gruber BY NAME
  • ‘Oh, you meant *that* Gruber?’ Nancy Pelosi’s day just got a whole lot worse [video]

    11/13/2014 10:39:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/13.14 | staff
    Stuart @Ringo6 Follow Pelosi today told a lie bigger than a Kardasian's butt 10:25 AM - 13 Nov 2014 And she would’ve gotten away with it if it, too, weren’t for those meddling kids at C-SPAN! Jeremy Art @cspanJeremy Follow .@NancyPelosi in 2009: “I don't know if you have seen Jonathan Gruber of MIT's analysis…” http://cs.pn/1pVO9mY
  • Pelosi claims she doesn't know who Gruber is.

    11/13/2014 10:17:22 AM PST · by 1raider1 · 46 replies
    Fox Radio News | Nov 13, 2014 | 1raider1
    Just heard on the 1:00 PM EST Fox news that Nancy Pelosi has denied she knows who Jonathan Gruber is, although there is documentation that his input was included in writings she used and quoted in 2009 before ramming Obamacare through.
  • Nancy Pelosi on O-Care Architect Jonathan Gruber: “I Don’t Know Who He Is. He Didn’t Help Write

    11/13/2014 10:11:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/13/14 | Jim Hoft
    What rubbish. Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday she had no idea who Jonathan Gruber was. Gruber, an Obamacare architect, admitted in video released this week that Democrats repeatedly lied to “stupid” Americans to pass the law. Via Twitchy:
  • Pelosi Suggests Questions About Her Future Are Sexist

    11/13/2014 9:22:05 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 11/13/14 | BY BILLY HOUSE
    Pelosi Suggests Questions About Her Future Are SexistTop House Democrat wonders why Mitch McConnell wasn't asked about stepping down the way she has been. BY BILLY HOUSE November 13, 2014 Nancy Pelosi on Thursday suggested that sexism plays a role in questions over whether she should remain House Minority Leader after her party's election shellacking last week. "As a woman, is there a message here?" asked Pelosi, 74, at a Capitol news conference. Pelosi challenged how many times reporters had asked that of soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 72, as his party failed previously to capture the Senate majority...
  • Boston Globe: Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/12/2014 3:49:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | Scot Leigh
    In politics, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. People who have made their careers as Beltway politicians start to think they’ve become indispensable to Washington, when in fact it’s Washington that has become indispensable to them. And so they can’t or won’t recognize when the moment has come to move on to other things. 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.
  • Pelosi on Midterms: Crises Like ISIS, Ebola Distracted Voters from Our Message

    11/12/2014 12:39:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 12, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Nancy Pelosi does not believe the midterm results were a Republican wave; she says they were more of a Democratic ebb. And in a new interview, the House Minority Leader says that it didn’t help that voters were distracted during the final leg of the campaign by various international crises. In an interview with Politico out today, Pelosi continued to insist there was “no wave of approval for the Republicans” and even admitted that Democrats need to do a better job mobilizing voter turnout on their side the next time around. But when pressed on whether the Democrats lost because...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Midterms were NOT a GOP wave.

    11/12/2014 12:38:02 PM PST · by Din Maker · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 12, 2014 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Despite Republicans expanding their majority in the House by more than 10 seats, retaking control of the Senate and increasing their strength in state legislatures, Nancy Pelosi denies the midterm elections were a Republican wave. "I do not believe what happened the other night is a wave," Pelosi told Politico. "There was no wave of approval for the Republicans. I wish them congratulations, they won the election, but there was no wave of approval for anybody. There was an ebbing, an ebb tide, for us." Republicans increased their majority to 53 seats in the Senate this morning when the Republican...
  • 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.
  • The cause of the virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered...

    11/10/2014 4:56:59 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    From The Independent A virus that infects human brains and makes us more stupid has been discovered, according to scientists in the US. Here's the virus at 10000x magnificationAnd here is the astounding result of it being grown in a Petri dish... :-D
  • Inside the Head of a Bank CEO (Down The Rabbit Hole-Must Read)

    02/15/2009 5:01:46 PM PST · by khnyny · 33 replies · 2,600+ views
    Fox Business ^ | February 13, 2009 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    In covering the hearing of the nine bank chief executives on Capitol Hill, it didn’t take long for me to see that Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf was having a hard time of it, valiant effort though he did make to defend his bank’s lending practices. Because to look inside Wells Fargo, you will find the worst of the mortgage lenders housed in this bank, Wachovia, which Wells Fargo bought last fall for $15.4 bn, and housed within Wachovia is Golden West Financial, which Wachovia bought for a stupefying $25 bn, Golden West, the purveyor of some of the worst...
  • Gall: Washington will work better if Obama ‘has his way’(Yeah right..Not)

    11/07/2014 1:50:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    I was prepared to offer a sympathetic interpretation of the White House’s preemptive attempts to assuage liberal anxiety ahead of the midterms by dismissing them as mere bravado. The administration’s claim that it would mount a “counter offensive” in the wake of likely midterm losses struck me as posturing – the president, I reasoned, surely could not be so self-absorbed that he believes he will poses enough political capital after the midterms to press for, much less enact, his agenda. This was surely a message aimed at a particularly narrow audience. But the president’s post-shellacking presser on Wednesday was a...
  • Pelosi loses support of House Democrats as she blames voters for election loses

    11/07/2014 5:49:57 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    EXAMINER.COM ^ | 07 NOVEMBER 2014 | SCOTT PAULSON
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is said to be losing the strong support she has enjoyed among her Democrats in the United States House of Representatives. Yet, the 74-year-old politician powerhouse from California has made it well known to her fellow-Democratic lawmakers that she intends on keeping her position in Washington, D.C., as the House Minority Leader. As she expresses her desire to stay in power, Politico is reporting on Thursday that there are no Democrats preparing to challenge Pelosi publicly even though there are those who wish she would be replaced.
  • Cummings 'comfortable' with Pelosi and Reid

    11/07/2014 1:19:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2014 | David McCabe
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said on Friday he doesn't think an overhaul of Democratic congressional leadership is necessary after Tuesday's midterms. But the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee said the party does have a problem with the way it communicates with voters. "We have to get our messaging right,” he said on MSNBC. Democrats, he said, should better convey their positions on issues such as raising the minimum wage and reducing student loan debt. At the same time, he backed Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who have come under...
  • Democratic Party Dégringolade and Denial

    11/07/2014 8:25:54 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | November 6, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Election night 2014 found Republicans celebrating deep into the night, with Democrats understandably in more dour spirits, with liberals in Manhattan drowning their spirits in Cosmopolitans, beers in Boston's Beantown and defeated lefties in Colorado passing 'pon the left hand side to ease the pain. What was unexpected, however, was the response from the left-wing in the two days since. For a Democratic Party in the depths of political dégringolade (a rapid decline or deterioration in strength), liberal-Progressives throughout DC and the media are expressing a level of bravado that reeks of either an embarrassing  feign or a deep level of denial of the message...
  • Pelosi Delivers Postmortem To Her Troops (Said Democrats Lost Because They Didn't Vote)

    11/06/2014 7:22:00 PM PST · by lbryce · 80 replies
    he Hill ^ | November 6, 204 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday provided a straightforward postmortem on the sweeping defeat her party suffered at the polls two days before: Democrats didn't win, she said, because Democrats didn't vote. In a 75-minute call with the members of her caucus, the minority leader acknowledged the Democrats' "terrible year" but argued that low voter participation — not the party's message — was the root of the problem. She's vowing an all-out push to get more voters of all political persuasions to the polls in the future, and called this effort part of Congress's "moral responsibility." "Next year has to...
  • Pelosi vows to stay on as leader

    11/06/2014 12:13:35 PM PST · by JeepRubicon · 71 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked her fellow Democrats to keep her on as their leader in the new Congress next year, saying she still has unfinished goals she wants to accomplish. She said the chief message she took from Tuesday’s election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is that voter suppression was a problem.