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  • Obamacare threatens to end John Roberts’s dream of a nonpartisan Supreme Court

    03/01/2015 10:54:57 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/1/2015 | Robert Barnes
    The first time the Affordable Care Act came before the Supreme Court, its constitutional foundation under attack, John G. Roberts Jr. was its unlikely savior. In a spectacular display of spot-welding, the chief justice joined fellow conservatives on some points and brought liberals on board for others. Roberts was the only member of the court to endorse the entire jerry-rigged thing, and even he made sure to distance himself from the substance of the law. (“It is,” he wrote, “not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”) Still, his efforts rescued President Obama’s signature...
  • Healthcare.gov Still Unfinished Year After Feds Issued Dire Warning (Pelosi knew)

    02/28/2015 11:55:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/27/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    **SNIP** The website remains unfinished. Politico reported last week that the back end of Healthcare.gov “still isn’t properly wired to the health insurance companies.” Problems persist with subsidy payments, and information verification, resulting in roughly 800,000 enrollees receiving inaccurate subsidy information. “Even though consumers had a largely smooth enrollment experience this year, the fact that these gaps persist behind the scenes 18 months after HealthCare.gov launched shows that the system is still not working as intended,” Politico said. “Instead of a swift process, health plans use clunky workarounds and manual spreadsheets. It takes time and it costs money.” Kevin Counihan,...
  • Middle-class taxpayers on Obamacare learn that it’s payback time (Pelosi knew)

    02/28/2015 4:18:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Hays Post ^ | 2/28/15 | Anna Gorman
    Roberta and Curtis Campbell typically look forward to tax time. Most years, they receive a refund – a little extra cash to pay off credit card bills. But this year the California couple got a shock: According to their tax preparer, they owe the IRS more than $6,000. That’s the money the Campbells received from the federal government last year to make their Obamacare health coverage more affordable. Roberta, unemployed when she signed up for the plan, got a job halfway through the year and Curtis found full-time work. The couple’s total yearly income became too high to qualify for...
  • Harry Reid swaps shades for frosted lenses as Nancy Pelosi dons dark sunglasses... (CAPTION!)

    02/28/2015 4:02:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/15
    Harry Reid swaps shades for frosted lenses as Nancy Pelosi dons dark sunglasses in solidarity with her bruised colleague Comedy on Capitol Hill - the intentional kind, anyway - is pretty rare. But House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi got chuckles Thursday when she started a news conference by donning dark glasses, a teasingly sympathetic gesture to the man standing next to her, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. 'I brought my glasses to be like Harry, but he switched on me,' Pelosi said, removing her shades.
  • State's ObamaCare overcharges 13K (auto bank account withdrawals - Pelosi knew)

    02/26/2015 3:31:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/15 | Peter Sullivan
    The Washington state ObamaCare exchange says that it withdrew the incorrect amount of money from the bank accounts of 13,000 people. Some of the people say that more than three times the correct amount was withdrawn for their monthly premium for health insurance. Richard Onizuka, the CEO of the exchange, told KIRO 7 TV in Seattle that it was working with its contractor, Deloitte, to fix the error affecting people who set up automatic payments and that they would be refunded within 48 hours. "We apologize to our impacted customers and are working to correct the problem to minimize any...
  • Crispy Critters — Nevada Solar Plant Not For The Birds

    02/25/2015 9:50:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    A solar-power project set to open next month in Nevada has fried 130 birds during tests and will soon join another solar farm in California in avian incineration. If as many birds being burned by solar power farms built in the U.S. were to wash up on our beaches soaked in crude oil from a leaking offshore well, the outrage would be deafening. But as with the wind turbines that now cover acre upon acre of former "pristine" countryside, what amount to avian Cuisinarts slicing and dicing everything that flies, including endangered species, only the crickets are chirping. House Minority...
  • Pelosi's Favorite Stalinist

    02/23/2015 11:51:23 AM PST · by Ray76 · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 25, 2007 | JOSHUA MURAVCHIK
    In 2001, [Pelosi] took to the pages of the Congressional Record to effuse her sentiments on the hundredth anniversary of Harry Bridges's birth, an occasion celebrated only by a gnostic few. Here is what she said: "Harry Bridges [was] arguably the most significant labor leader of the twentieth century," who was "beloved by the workers of this Nation, and recognized as one of the most important labor leaders in the world." She added: "The International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union [was] the most progressive union of the time." In other words, this Communist-run union was more admirable than all of the...
  • Dems: This is why we lost in 2014 (Pelosi knows)

    02/22/2015 4:04:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/15 | Mario Trujillo
    The Democratic Party lacks a “single narrative” and must tighten its pitch to voters in order to compete in future elections, an interim report from the Democratic National Committee found. The report released at the party’s winter meeting recommended forming a national project to bring together party leaders, activists and messaging experts to hone in on a theme. Currently, the party is “loosely understood as a long list of policy statements and not with a common set of core values,” according to the report. The review was launched last year shortly after Democrats lost control of the Senate in the...
  • Did anybody tell Rep. Pelosi about the hotel that she stayed in Cuba?

    02/20/2015 9:30:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 20, 2015 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    We understand that Nancy Pelosi is married to a very successful businessman in California. We are very happy that the Pelosi family has enjoyed the fruits of capitalism. Of course, they've enjoyed those fruits because they live in a country that respects property rights and does not confiscate businesses. This week, Rep Pelosi went to Cuba and stayed at the Hotel Saratoga. Let me share this from our good friends at Capitol Hill Cubans: "The Hotel Saratoga is a beautiful neoclassical structure in Old Havana. It was purchased in 1939 by Blanco Lopez and Co., headed by Jose Blanco and...
  • Pelosi leads House delegation to Cuba

    02/17/2015 10:52:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 17, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is leading a delegation to Cuba on Tuesday while Congress is out on recess. It is the first official House delegation trip to Cuba since President Obama announced lifting certain restrictions on Cuba in December. The delegation, which is comprised of eight other Democratic lawmakers specializing in foreign affairs, trade and agriculture, will meet with Cuban government officials, local community leaders, American officials stationed in Cuba, and Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, the archbishop of Havana. Pelosi said the lawmakers will discuss potential changes in U.S. policies toward Cuba regarding agriculture and trade issues....
  • Nancy Pelosi: Democrats are fighting for Obama, not illegal immigrants

    02/12/2015 12:00:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats’ filibuster of a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would block deportation amnesty is not about the immigration issue but about respecting President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. “This is not a question of protecting illegal people in our country, it’s a question of respecting the authority of the president of the United States,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, told reporters at her weekly press conference at the Capitol. Current funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out Feb. 27, but Senate Democrats are blocking the spending bill that includes a prohibition...
  • Obama’s war powers request meets resistance from Democrats (Pelosi defeats ISIS in two years)

    02/11/2015 5:34:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/15 | Mike Lillis
    Skeptical House liberals want to tighten language in President Obama's proposal for war powers against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). While the Democrats are hailing the president's decision to seek new congressional authority in the battle against the terrorist group, they are concerned that his resolution is vague and fear it could bog the country down in another lengthy ground war. The criticism centers on language in the proposed resolution, known as an authorization for use of military force (AUMF), that prohibits “enduring offensive ground combat operations.” In a closed-door meeting with White House Counsel Neil Eggleston...
  • HHS Ad Shows How You Can Follow Your Dreams with Obamacare (Just Like Nancy Pelosi Predicted)

    02/01/2015 11:43:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | January 30, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An ad produced by the Department of Health and Human Services tells the story of Elena Miller-TerKuile, who is “pursuing her dream to farm” in Colorado thanks to Obamacare. “The Marketplace is probably the only reason I have health insurance right now,” the Columbia University grad says in the ad. She said, “It’s been my dream for a while to come back to the farm and work with my dad.” In a blog post at HHS Miller-TerKuile explains, “It was a hard dream to pursue without health insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I was able to stay on...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Bibi Coming To Congress Might Upset Iran

    01/29/2015 11:13:22 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/29/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The House of Representatives’ senior ranking Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, said on Wednesday she was concerned that if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the U.S. Congress in March, it may result in negative ramifications for the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran. The fact that Israel is America’s only ideological ally in the Middle East and that Iran is sworn to the United States’ destruction did not make an appearance in the remarks of the House Minority Leader. “Such a presentation could send the wrong message in terms of giving diplomacy a chance,” Pelosi told reporters outside of a conference...
  • The Party of the Living Dead

    01/31/2015 2:05:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Ricochet ^ | January 31, 2015 | Paul A. Rahe
    A few days ago, in India, Barack Obama gave a three-minute speech in which he referred to himself 118 times. That speech is emblematic of his entire administration. Nearly all of his speeches have been exceedingly self-referential. All Presidents are to some degree full of themselves. Had they not been so, they never would have made it that far. But when it comes to vanity, Barack Obama takes the cake. The whole enterprise has always been about him — and no one else — which helps explain the astonishing damage he has done to the Democratic Party. The way things...
  • Speaker Boehner Under Steve King & Extremists’ Control

    01/28/2015 5:39:38 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Democratic Leader ^ | Nancy Pelosi
    Here’s how anti-immigrant Spokesman and the principal architect of GOP immigration policy Rep. Steve King feels toward the immigrant community: Compares them to “lazy dogs [and] livestock” Believes they should be electrified as a method of “discouragement” from coming into the U.S. Wants to callously “bus [DREAMers] back to Tijuana” Claims they “developed ‘cantaloupe’-sized calves as drug mules” Characterizes them as “deportable…” Considers immigration raids as the “right direction” in order to prevent a “slow-motion terrorist attack” (SNIP) That is why early this week, the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address deceitfully mentioned ‘immigration’ in Spanish...
  • Pelosi gropes for a game plan

    01/26/2015 5:25:26 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-26-2015 | Lauren French & Anna Palmer
    Pelosi gropes for a game plan Heading into a retreat in Philadelphia, House members say Democrats have no message and no clear strategy to retake the majority. By LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER 1/26/15 5:36 AM EST Nancy Pelosi has big problems in her ranks. The California lawmaker is facing some of the most serious unrest she’s ever seen in her dozen years as the leader of the House Democrats: Members complain that the party has no message and no clear plan to retake the majority, despite good news on the economy that should have brought rewards at the polls....
  • SF Archbishop on Pelosi: No Catholic Can Dissent from Church Teaching on Abortion

    01/26/2015 11:27:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 26, 2015 | Luaretta Brown
    Video at link of Pelosi's comments. (CNSNews.com) – Responding to statements made by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi--who would not say at her press briefing last week if a 20-week-old unborn child is a "human being"--Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said that it is a “scientific fact that human life begins at conception” and that “no Catholic can dissent in good conscience” from Church teaching on the sanctity of life. At her Jan. 22 briefing Pelosi said she had "great standing" to speak on the issue of abortion, noting that she was a "Catholic and a mom of five"...
  • Steven Brill´s Latest Work of Fiction

    01/26/2015 4:14:02 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/26/2015 | David Catron
    I put off reading Steven Brill’s new book, America's Bitter Pill, for much the same reason I procrastinate when it’s time to clean the gutters on my house. I was sure it would be a boring chore that would leave me yearning for a shower. A previous encounter with this writer’s work in a 2013 edition of Time suggested that this tome would contain a catalogue of canards about U.S. health care, a tendentious account of the tawdry political process that produced Obamacare, and some hare-brained theory on how to fix our medical delivery system once and for all. My...
  • Obamacare recipients must deal with IRS this tax season (Pelosi knew)

    01/25/2015 4:36:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Democrat ^ | 1/24/15 | Tracy Seipel
    More than a million Californians benefitted from federally subsidized health insurance in 2014 through the nation's health care law. But now the law is about to give many of them a migraine. It's tax season, and for the first time Obamacare is showing up on tax forms. And it's leading to confusion and angst over new rules and their impact on taxpayers' pocketbooks. That's because taxpayers must now reconcile the subsidy they received with the income they estimated they would earn last year. In addition, people who ignored the Affordable Care Act's requirement to obtain health insurance in 2014 now...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Liberals Admit 'Obamacare' Funds Abortion, Now That Republicans Voted to Strip Funding

    01/25/2015 7:23:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/24/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Even though pro-lifers were criticized for saying that "Obamacare" funds abortion, some liberals, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, are now complaining about Obamacare abortion funding that the U.S. House voted to remove Thursday. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which passed 242-179, would require that insurance plans that receive government funding no longer cover elective abortions. In reaction, some liberals have argued that the bill would increase taxes on small business. "Republicans Include Tax Hike In Latest Abortion Bill," announced the headline of a Huffington Post article by Jennifer Bendery. But arguing that it is a tax increase...
  • Whistleblower: Pelosi Covered Up Role In Crisis

    01/23/2015 7:57:27 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | 1/22/15
    Subprime Scandal: We've long suspected the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission wasn't honest in examining events before the meltdown. But an ex-commissioner says the probe was actually a full-blown political cover-up. In a just-released book, former FCIC member Peter Wallison says that a Democratic Congress worked with the commission's Democratic chairman to whitewash the government's central role in the mortgage debacle. The conspiracy helped protect some of the Democrats' biggest stars from scrutiny and accountability while helping justify the biggest government takeover of the financial sector since the New Deal. Wallison's sobering, trenchantly written "Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused...
  • Whistleblower: Pelosi Covered Up Role In Crisis (Housing Bubble)

    01/22/2015 6:15:16 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies
    http://news.investors.com ^ | January 22 2015 | BD EDITORIALS
    Subprime Scandal: We've long suspected the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission wasn't honest in examining events before the meltdown. But an ex-commissioner says the probe was actually a full-blown political cover-up. In a just-released book, former FCIC member Peter Wallison says that a Democratic Congress worked with the commission's Democratic chairman to whitewash the government's central role in the mortgage debacle. The conspiracy helped protect some of the Democrats' biggest stars from scrutiny and accountability while helping justify the biggest government takeover of the financial sector since the New Deal. Wallison's sobering, trenchantly written "Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused...
  • Is a fetus a human life? Pelosi dodges.

    01/22/2015 4:09:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    blaze.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday dodged a question from a reporter about whether a fetus is a human life. “If it’s not a human being, what do you believe is it?” a reporter asked Pelosi as thousands of people rallied outside for the March for Life demonstration. Pelosi answered by saying it’s up to women to decide if they want an abortion or not, but didn’t answer the question directly. “The fact is, it’s what we have said,” Pelosi said. “The life and the health of the mother is what is pre-eminent when a decision is made...
  • Pelosi slams Netanyahu invite

    01/22/2015 9:16:13 AM PST · by maggief · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) surprise invitation to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress was "inappropriate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Thursday The California Democrat said that, not only did Boehner break congressional protocol by not consulting with Democratic leaders about the invitation, but the timing of the speech — coming just a few weeks ahead of Israel's contentious national elections — hints that politics are at play. "It's out of the ordinary that the Speaker would decide that he would be inviting people to a joint session without any bipartisan consultation," Pelosi said Thursday during her weekly...
  • Pelosi: Hillary will win White House

    01/20/2015 7:04:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/15 | Peter Sullivan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee in 2016 and that she will win the presidency. Appearing on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Pelosi was asked if Clinton will be the nominee and if she can win the election. "Yes, yes," Pelosi responded. Pelosi was then asked about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the choice of some liberals, and concerns that Clinton is too close to Wall Street. "Well, your question was do I believe she's the presumed nominee and will she win if she runs," Pelosi said. "If the secretary runs, I believe...
  • Pelosi Statement on the Observation of Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day

    01/19/2015 12:21:46 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Nancy Pelosi ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | Nancy Pelosi
    Jan 16, 2015 Press Release Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616 San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day, which is observed on Monday, January 19, 2015. “The Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. is an American hero who dedicated his life to moving our country closer to living up to our ideals. As a courageous organizer and compassionate faith leader, Dr. King spoke out on the major challenges of the 20th century, advocating for the end of segregation, economic exploitation, and war. “This weekend, communities throughout the United...
  • Prime Obamacare insurance company is folding (CoOpportunity in Nebraska, Pelosi knew)

    01/18/2015 5:15:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    North Platte Bulletin ^ | 1/17/15 | George Lauby
    One of the primary health insurance companies in Nebraska and Iowa is folding, after federal grants and loans were cut off in mid-December. The lack of emergency loan money has put CoOpportunity Health Care on the ropes, according to the Iowa Insurance Commission. Policy holders are scrambling to switch to one of the only two remaining health insurance companies in Nebraska – Coventry or Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
  • Dems Were Asked to Support the Deportation of Illegal[s] Convicted of Violence and Sexual Abuse

    01/15/2015 12:28:02 PM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 14, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Complete Headline: Dems Were Asked to Support the Deportation of Illegal Immigrants Convicted of Violence and Sexual Abuse. Here’s How They Voted. Dozens of House Democrats on Wednesday voted against a legislative proposal aimed at ensuring that illegal immigrants convicted of domestic violence, sexual abuse or child abuse are a priority for deportation. The vote suggests that immigration-related issues trump other traditional Democratic priorities, such as efforts to protect people from sex or violence-related crimes, especially against women. [Snip] Pelosi explained that she opposed the amendment because it was opposed by the National Catholic Conference of Bishops.
  • Democrats will appoint Muslim who said US schools should be like Islamic madrassas

    01/14/2015 2:32:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/15 | David Martosko
    Democrats will appoint Muslim to the House Intelligence Committee who said US schools should be like Islamic madrassas and warned law enforcement that 'Allah will not allow you to stop us' House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is set to appoint a Muslim lawmaker to the Intelligence Committee, congressional aides said Tuesday, giving him access to some of America's most closely held secrets in the war on terror. The move will come as the world is still grappling with an al-Qaeda death squad's massacre last week of journalists at the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, executed because they had published a...
  • Pelosi to Name Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman to House Intel Committee

    01/15/2015 4:14:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 15, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Pelosi to Name Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman to House Intel CommitteePosted By Robert Spencer On January 15, 2015 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Politico reported Tuesday that Nancy Pelosi told a “closed-door meeting” that she was planning in the “coming days” to name the nation’s second Muslim Congressman, Rep. André Carson (D-IN), to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.Carson already has entrée to highly sensitive areas. He is currently a member of the Armed Services Committee and, according to Politico, has “worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center — the clearinghouse established by the...
  • Nancy Pelosi to name Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim Congressman to House intelligence committee

    01/14/2015 1:20:49 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 40 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/14/15 | Robert Spencer
    It could be worse. It could have been Keith Ellison. But this is bad enough as it is. Carson once said that “9/11 was tough on Muslims.” Discover the Networks reports that Carson has said that American schools should be modeled on madrassas, “where the foundation is the Qur’an.” “On May 26, 2012, Carson was a guest speaker at the 37th annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America/Muslim American Society (INCA [sic]/MAS), in Hartford, Connecticut. During his remarks, Carson claimed that U.S. schools should be modeled after madrassas—Islamic schools infamous for their tendency to promote sexist, anti-Semitic teachings....
  • Pelosi shocked that GOP is doing what they said they would do on DHS

    01/14/2015 6:42:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Back when Congress passed the last omnibus spending package one of the major bones of contention was President Obama’s executive amnesty program. Handled by the Department of Homeland Security, it was a requirement for the GOP that funding for DHS would only run through February. This would allow them to craft a few spending bill for the department which cut the amnesty funding. Everyone knew this, including Nancy Pelosi, but now that it’s coming near time to get down to business she’s backpedaling. Can you guess what recent tragedy she’s going to exploit for this? On the steps of...
  • Nancy Pelosi names a Muslim, yes, a MUSLIM, to House Intelligence Committee

    01/13/2015 8:32:19 PM PST · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    Talk about inviting the fox into the hen house! I thought Republicans ran the Congress? Why is this bitch naming anyone to anything Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced in a closed-door meeting she would name the first Muslim lawmaker, Andre Carson, to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Carson would be the first Muslim to serve on the committee and was the second Muslim to be elected to Congress. He already serves on the House Armed Services Committee and worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center — the clearinghouse established by the federal government to streamline data...
  • First Muslim tapped to serve on House Intel Committee

    01/13/2015 9:34:19 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/13/2015 | Dierdre Walsh
    Indiana Rep Andre carson will be the first Muslim to serve on House intelligence committee. House Democratic leader Pelosi announced she would name Carson to panel at weekly caucus meeting on Tuesday, according to two senior House Democratic leadership aides. Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson would be "formally announced" soon as part of the roster Democrats on the intelligence panel, according to these aides. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison was the first Muslim member elected to Congress in 2006. Carson became the second Muslim to serve in the House when was elected in a special election in 2008 to replace his...
  • Pelosi to name first Muslim lawmaker to House intelligence committee

    01/13/2015 9:22:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/15 10:32 AM EST | By Lauren French
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced in a closed-door meeting Tuesday she would name the first Muslim lawmaker to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. A senior Democratic aide said Rep. André Carson of Indiana would be named in the “coming days” to the key national security-focused panel. The California Democrat told lawmakers of the appointment during the members’ weekly caucus meeting. Carson would be the first Muslim to serve on the committee and was the second Muslim to be elected to Congress. He already serves on the House Armed Services Committee and worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s...
  • Pelosi nominates first Muslim to Intelligence committee.

    01/13/2015 9:04:51 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 77 replies
    Sheer enemy within insanity... http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/andre-carson-muslim-intelligence-committee-114213.html
  • Pelosi: House Will be Led by ‘A Man of Abiding Faith, Great Heart’ (about Boehner)

    01/07/2015 9:25:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 6, 2015 - 3:07 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ceremoniously gave the gavel to Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) this afternoon calling him “A man of abiding faith.” […] “A man of abiding faith, great heart and deep dedication. John Boehner is truly a gentleman from Ohio,” Pelosi added. …
  • Luke Russert: "For All The Talk" Boehner Follows Pelosi Mold

    01/07/2015 3:30:33 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | Ian Hachett
    NBC News Capitol Hill Reporter Luke Russert declared that “for all the talk about restoring regular order, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) acts “similar” to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC.
  • It should have been Pelosi beaning Boehner

    01/07/2015 2:24:58 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Stadium Status ^ | JAN. 6, 2015 | JEREMY W. PETERS
     (Photo: Boehner kissing Pelosi while holding a giant wooden mallet in front of a giant American flag.)  (Oh John, we've got to stop meeting like this.) I don't want to see him knock the daylights out of her,  I want to see her let HIM have it!
  • Caption Time

    01/06/2015 1:01:58 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 61 replies
  • Voting Present is a Vote For Pelosi

    01/05/2015 7:35:06 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Redstate ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Streiff
    Some new members of the House of Representatives have pledged not to vote for Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/AN/A. Instead of casting their vote for someone, they claim they will vote “present.” They need to understand that doing so is a vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Nancy Pelosi11%House Democrat Average13%See Full Scorecard11%. Under House rules, a Speaker is elected based on an absolute majority of votes cast for a person. There can be no plurality. The person elected Speaker must be elected based on an absolute majority of the votes cast. If a member of the House of Representatives...
  • (Still exempt) Pelosi sets out Dem agenda

    01/05/2015 6:09:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/05/14 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday laid out an early legislative agenda that Democrats are hoping will distinguish the party's priorities from those of the Republicans heading into the new Congress. In a letter to her troops, the California Democrat outlined the party's focus at the launch of the 2016 presidential cycle, including efforts to increase working class wages, hike infrastructure spending and eliminate tax breaks for companies that move their headquarters overseas. “In sharp contrast to Republicans whose first vote in the new Congress will be to advance additional tax cuts for the wealthy and special interests,...
  • More Proof That Congress Is a Criminal Enterprise Operation

    01/05/2015 3:48:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Investment Watchdog ^ | 1/4/2015 | David Hodges
    It is not a news flash that Congress is corrupt. Their 9% approval rating is symbolic of how this criminal enterprise body is perceived by the American people. Can you actually believe that Representative John Boehner admits that bribery of members of Congress is standard operational procedure. Further, Boehner admits that this is a long-standing practice. “When the House minority leader was questioned about taking bribes from tobacco lobbyists in June of 1995 in exchange for taxpayer subsidies, and then redistributing them to other congressional members on the House floor, Boehner said, “They [the lobbyists] asked me to give out...
  • Govt Needs Security Experts for Its Vast Obamacare Records (Pelosi knew)

    01/02/2015 12:07:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/02/14 | Drew MacKenzie
    The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a notice seeking contractors to run its records division for Obamacare and Medicare, and to prevent sensitive private information being leaked or stolen. The National Data Warehouse division (NDW) is a database for "capturing, aggregating, and analyzing information" tied to customer experiences with Medicare and the federal healthcare exchanges, according to The Weekly Standard. But the Health and Human Service (HHS) notice says that it’s looking for vendors who can also demonstrate "security in protecting data and information with customer, person-sensitive information including personal health and personally identifiable information."
  • An email from my tax pro about Husseincare (Pelosi knew)

    12/30/2014 2:07:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    12/30/14
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its Possible Effects on You and Your Tax Return We wanted inform you how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes also referred to as Obamacare, may impact all of us this tax season. The ACA created the new Premium Tax Credit and the Individual Responsibility Payment that may affect your tax return this season. More Complex Tax ReturnsThe entire filing process will be more complicated this year, with every tax return to now include new provisions related to health insurance. This year, many taxpayer returns will contain additional forms related to health care coverage....
  • ObamaCare Fines Hang Over Uninsured Heads, But Can the IRS Enforce Them? (Pelosi knows)

    12/26/2014 3:55:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/22/14 | Raven Clabough
    **SNIP** With just under 25 million people enrolling in the federal and state health exchanges (including Medicare and Medicaid recipients), plus the estimated 150 million who have employer-paid health care plans, there are still some 62 million people who would have to pay a penalty but likely will not. For those who do the math the IRS apparently did not, that’s a potential loss of nearly $6 billion in revenue.... But wait, it gets worse. Some 3.6 million more people were laid off during the year and lost their health benefits — becoming liable for some or all of the...
  • The ACA's poison pill? (Pelosi knows)

    12/24/2014 11:44:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Rochester City Newspaper ^ | 12/24/14 | Mark Hare
    **SNIP** Health law expert Timothy Jost says that the ACA is actually two separate bills, the result of then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's strategy to get the Senate version through the House without opening it to amendments. That second companion bill, Jost says, specifically provided for exchanges run by the federal government in states that do not have their own. Just as important, he says, the Congressional Budget Office analyses presume subsidies to customers in all 50 states — proof that Congress always intended to provide assistance to income-eligible consumers whether or not their states opened exchanges. It's possible that...
  • Pelosi to Boehner: Force Michael Grimm to resign over tax-evasion conviction

    12/24/2014 8:11:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/24/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    How Michael Grimm (R-NY) won re-election to the House in November may be the greatest political mystery of 2014, having tax-evasion and fraud charges as well as a televised threat to a journalist hanging over his head. After all, his NY-11 district has only an R+2 Cook rating, so it’s not as though it resembles a district like … oh, Charlie Rangel’s D+41 NY-13, for example. Having prevailed despite those handicaps, Grimm refuses to resign his office even after pleading guilty to felony tax evasion:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Grimm faces up to three years in prison for...
  • GOP Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

    12/23/2014 12:04:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 12/23/2014
    New York Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty to a single count of tax fraud Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. The guilty plea comes one month after the congressman, a Republican who represents Staten Island, was elected to a third term. In April, Grimm was named in a 20-count indictment that accused him of under-reporting the payroll and earnings of his Upper East Side restaurant, Healthalicious, which he ran from 2007 to 2010. He pleaded not guilty in federal court and was released on bond. Prosecutors alleged Grimm employed a number of immigrant workers who did not have legal status to...