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  • Congressional Budget Office: Wage hike would lift pay but cost jobs

    02/22/2014 3:48:22 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    www.FoxNews.com ^ | February 18, 2014
    A plan by President Obama and fellow Democrats to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cost roughly 500,000 jobsbut increase wages for roughly 16.5 million Americans, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday. The report was immediately met with sharp Republican criticism for the wake hike plan. “While helping some, mandating higher wages has real costs, including fewer people working,” said a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “With unemployment Americans' top concern, our focus should be creating -- not destroying -- jobs for those who need them most.” ...Republicans argued the report puts authoritative weight...
  • Congressmen Confirm That Boehner Will Either Resign Speakership Or Be Forced Out

    01/02/2013 5:08:45 PM PST · by drewh · 372 replies
    Cybercast News Service.com ^ | 1/2/13 | Ron Meyer
    I have confirmed with a group of Congressmen that House Speaker John Boehner will not be reelected Speaker tomorrow. He will either resign or be forced out tomorrow. Only 17 members are needed to block Speaker Boehner's election tomorrow. A Speaker needs an absolute majority of all votes cast for a specific person. If no one has a majority, the House is speakerless. I've confirmed these rules with the House Parliamentarian.
  • Could Debbie Wasserman Schultz be Florida's next governor?

    07/13/2012 1:28:25 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 69 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | July 13, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    In an article published Friday by the Buzz, the idea of Debbie Wasserman Schultz running for Florida governor is said to be the subject of “intriguing chatter around some political circles in Washington DC.” The very thought of it strikes fear into many Florida conservatives.
  • Former Tennessee House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh won't seek re-election

    03/08/2012 9:18:33 AM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/8/12 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE – State Rep. Jimmy Naifeh of Covington – the son of Lebanese emigrants who served as House speaker longer than anyone in Tennessee history – announced on the House floor today that he won’t run for re-election this year after 38 years in the General Assembly. Naifeh, 72, a Democrat, was first elected to the House in 1974 and re-elected 18 times. The House elected him its speaker, the chamber’s presiding officer, for nine two-year terms from 1991 until 2009 when Republicans won a House majority. He’s remained an outspoken House member since then. Addressing his colleagues on the...
  • Nancy Pelosi changes Twitter name, loses ‘Speaker’

    01/05/2011 7:20:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/5/2011 | Vince Coglianese
    One of the modern day dynamics of the House Speaker transition between Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner is the handing over of something much more far-reaching than the Speaker’s gavel: the “Speaker” handle on Twitter.Late Tuesday evening, hours before the Wednesday kick-off of the 112th Congress, Rep. Pelosi dutifully ceded the use of @SpeakerPelosi in exchange for @NancyPelosi. Meanwhile, @JohnBoehner remains to be actively used by the entering Speaker (he also used @GOPLeader, but that account has been handed over to Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor), while @SpeakerBoehner appears to be locked for eventual use by the Ohio congressman became the...
  • Greatest Picture Ever Taken for the American People (VANITY)

    01/05/2011 7:15:56 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 35 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/5/2011 | Drudge
    Hope for America, finally...
  • Is Pelosi Jealous Boehner Can Cry?

    11/21/2010 5:51:08 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-20-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Incoming Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said incoming Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is "known to cry." "You know what? He is known to cry. He cries sometimes when we're having a debate on bills. If I cry, it's about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics — no, I don't cry. I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that's always a possibility, and if you're professional, then you deal with it professionally," Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the New York Times magazine. Read the rest at The Hill Wow...That,...
  • CAPITAL CULTURE: Got hankies? Next speaker's weepy

    11/09/2010 12:39:39 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 15 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Nov 9 2010 | By NANCY BENAC
    If soon-to-be-ousted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is known for her steely smile and composure, her replacement, John Boehner, has a reputation for tearing up. It starts with a quaver in the Ohio Republican's voice. Then there's a pregnant pause as he tries — usually unsuccessfully — to keep his feelings in check. Soon, he's choking out words in a rush of emotion, shaking his head and waving his hands as he tries to pull himself together. It happened most recently when Boehner took his first turn on stage after Republicans seized control of the House in the midterm elections
  • An Open Letter to the Next Speaker of the House

    11/09/2010 5:56:08 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 15 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-09-10 | Stoutcat
    Dear Speaker Boehner/Cantor/Bachmann/Whomever, Speaking as a citizen, a conservative, and a Tea Partier, I’d like to give you some advice as you prepare to take up the reins for the 112th Congressional session. These suggestions come from my desire to get our country back on track, to mitigate the disasters wrought by the 111th Congress, and to start Congress delving into the bigger picture about what will happen to America if we allow ourselves to continue on our current path. They are very simple suggestions, and I hope you will take them in the spirit in which they are offered....
  • FREE Conservative Book Giveaway and Review

    10/25/2010 3:41:22 PM PDT · by hopeisnotaforeignpolicy.org
    How to win a free copy of “She’s the Boss: The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi,” by Rochelle Schweizer: Sentinel was kind enough to give me three copies of the book to give away to readers of Hope is Not a Foreign Policy. The rules are simple. For each action you take (see list below), leave a comment indicating what you have done. Leave a new comment for each new action that you take. For example, if you blog about the giveaway on your blog, leave a comment. If you post the giveaway on your Facebook News Feed, leave a...
  • Its Nice To Know Pelosi Wont Have Democrat Support When They Lose The House

    10/19/2010 6:57:00 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-19-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A House Democratic lawmaker said late last week that he'd heard Nancy Pelosi wouldn't seek another term as Speaker.Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) said that not only would he not back Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker again, but also that he'd heard she would not seek another term in that position. "From what we're hearing, she's probably not going to run for Speaker again," McIntyre told WWAY-TV in North Carolina. "And if she does, I'm confident she's going to have opposition, and I look forward to supporting that opposition."Read the rest at The Hill...if you must --------------------------------------------- Do you see what this...
  • Every Democrat elected to the House of Representatives will vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker

    09/05/2010 2:17:31 PM PDT · by Michael Zak · 36 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 5, 2010 | Michael Zak
    Though obvious to political junkies, it's not obvious to everyone. And, it's a wedge issue that Republicans can use to split independents away from die-hard Democrats. This sums up the mid-term election issues very nicely: every Democrat elected to the House of Representatives will vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. Yes, every Democrat elected to the House of Representatives in November will vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker in January.
  • Prominent Pelosi tailor-made for attack ads

    03/22/2010 7:40:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 734+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/22/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's starring role in the health care reform fight may make her a hero in her own party, but it also guarantees the San Francisco Democrat will be the poster girl for Republican attacks come this fall. "She will have a starring role in a lot of campaigns across America if Republicans have their way," said Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen."She is tailor-made for attack ads, given where she is from and the way she looks," Whalen said, referring to Pelosi's image as a well-heeled latte liberal. And while her seat in Congress probably won't be in...
  • Judicial Watch posts documents in ‘Pelosi Air Force Scandal’; travel tops $2 million

    01/31/2010 2:19:29 PM PST · by Crush · 36 replies · 2,039+ views
    The US Report ^ | 29 Jan 2010 | Kay Day
    The government watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of US Air Force aircraft for Congressional Delegations (CODELs). According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol. The following are highlights from the recent release of about 2,000 documents related to Pelosi's travel: •Speaker Pelosi used Air Force aircraft to travel back to her district at an average...
  • Dems' Massachusetts loss clouds Pelosi's future

    01/20/2010 6:33:49 AM PST · by mmanager · 27 replies · 1,303+ views
    SFGate ^ | Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | Carolyn Lockhead
    (01-20) 04:00 PST Washington - -- If the late Edward Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat isn't safe for Democrats, is Nancy Pelosi's speakership of the House safe? The answer is yes, unless there's a Republican landslide in November. Forty Democratic House members would have to lose their seats to topple the San Francisco Democrat from the third-highest elected job in the country, just two steps down from the presidency. Even before a stunning Republican victory in Tuesday's special election in Massachusetts rocked Democrats coast to coast a day before the anniversary of President Obama's inauguration a year ago, political handicappers were...
  • Caption this Picture of Nancy Pelosi (Drudge having a field day!)

    01/06/2010 9:09:04 AM PST · by pillut48 · 38 replies · 4,092+ views
    Drudge ^ | 01-06-10
    Man, Drudge is finding some of the MOST unflattering pics of SanFranGranNan, notwithstanding the evil subject!! LOL.
  • Pelosi Negatives Go Up When She’s Identified As House Speaker

    12/13/2009 11:50:01 AM PST · by yoe · 19 replies · 1,524+ views
    Rasmussen Report ^ | December 13, 2009 | Staff
    One of the things that political pros often overestimate is how well known politicians are. Nancy Pelosi is one of the most visible elected politicians in the country and the first woman ever to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Rasmussen Reports recently asked voters their opinion of “Nancy Pelosi” and the responses were mixed. Forty-six percent (46%) offered a favorable opinion and 50% an unfavorable view. Just half the nation’s voters voiced a strong opinion about Pelosi—14% Very Favorable and 36% Very Unfavorable. However, in a separate survey conducted the same night, Rasmussen Reports asked voters their...
  • Pelosi The Mistrusted

    07/28/2009 5:41:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,231+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 28, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims she has no use for polls. For her, that's a good thing, because polls now show that voters despise her. But a politician who disdains public approval should be a little disturbing.Not every House leader has been popular, but none have reached the nadir of Pelosi. Last week, a Public Strategies/Politico poll showed she is now trusted by fewer than one out of four voters. Asked for a reaction by Politico's Glenn Thrush on Monday, Pelosi laughed it off, declaring "I don't care." A response like that can only come from someone so securely unaccountable...
  • National GOP leader vows to help boot Tennessee’s House speaker out of office

    05/26/2009 3:27:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 805+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/26/9 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE — Over the weekend, Republican National Chairman Michael Steele ventured into Tennessee House Speaker Kent Williams’ backyard in upper East Tennessee and pledged to oust Williams next year. The Kingsport Times-News quoted Steele as saying: “I got a bull’s eye right on his back and we’re taking him out.” Williams is the second-term legislator and Elizabethton restaurateur who stunned fellow Tennessee Republicans when he joined the House’s 49 Democrats in voting for himself for speaker Jan. 13 to defeat his own Republican Caucus’ nominee. For that, the Tennessee Republican Party declared he was no longer a member of the...
  • Please don't resign, Nancy!

    05/19/2009 6:06:05 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies · 838+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/19/09 | Joseph Farah
    I disagree with those calling for Nancy Pelosi to resign as speaker of the House. I want her to stay right where she is – the poster girl for Democratic Party dishonesty, duplicity, hypocrisy, vacillation, finger-pointing and the inability to distinguish right from wrong. Really. Why would anyone who wants to see the Congress turned upside-down in 2010 want Nancy Pelosi to step down? It doesn't make sense. I want her to stay where she is until the next election. I want Harry Reid to stay where he is in the Senate. I want Barney Frank to get as much...
  • Panetta to CIA employees: We told Pelosi the truth

    05/15/2009 12:12:38 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 196 replies · 9,451+ views
    Politico ^ | Glenn Thrush
    CIA Director Leon Panetta just sent a stern message to his employees defending the agency against Speaker Nancy Pelosi's criticisms. His message: We didn't mislead Congress; stay focused on your job. Panetta's note was sent to reporters via the CIA press office. Here's the key graph: "Let me be clear: It is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress. That is against our laws and our values. As the Agency indicated previously in response to Congressional inquiries, our contemporaneous records from September 2002 indicate that CIA officers briefed truthfully on the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, describing “the enhanced techniques...
  • There Can Be NO Bi-Partisanship Around Nancy Pelosi

    02/02/2009 9:33:05 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 641+ views
    Politico/Yidwithlid ^ | 2/2/09 | Yidwithlid
    Let the evidence show that Nancy Pelosi has been an absolute disaster at everything that she has done as speaker, with the possible exception of shifting the blame on to other people. In fact she has probably been one of the worst in history. When she first took over the speaker's gavel, Ms Pelosi called herself "The Most Powerful Woman in the World," but she did not use her POWER to do that could help us avoid the financial mess. And she had plenty of time. But Nancy continues to get a free pass even though she has presided over...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pelosi paid husband with PAC funds

    09/30/2008 9:52:46 PM PDT · by Soliton · 74 replies · 3,766+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2008 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly $100,000 from her political action committee to her husband's real estate and investment firm over the past decade, a practice of paying a spouse with political donations that she voted to ban last year. Financial Leasing Services Inc. (FLS), owned by Paul F. Pelosi, has received $99,000 in rent, utilities and accounting fees from the speaker's "PAC to the Future" over the PAC's nine-year history.
  • Hey Pelosi! You despicable lying back-stabber. EAT THIS!! (Vote list and errata)

    09/29/2008 12:28:35 PM PDT · by GVnana · 119 replies · 4,874+ views
    Clerk of the house ^ | 9/29/2008 | GVnana
    Final vote counts here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll674.xml Background:Saturday, September 27, 2008 Speaker Pelosi Blasts "Unpatriotic" Republicans For Skipping Meeting... A Meeting Dems Did Not Invite Them To!! Despicable Nancy Pelosi calls GOP Unpatriotic for missing a meeting-- A meeting they were not invited to. Here's some behind the scenes politicking by Democrats at the Congressional bailout talks today, via the House GOP: I Just wanted to shoot this story regarding the ongoing negotiations your way before you hear the media spin the Dems are feeding them. Republicans were told today’s negotiations were for “principles.” Meaning each party’s lead negotiators – Senators Chris...
  • Pelosi Continues Book Tour While Nation Teeters on Economic Calamity

    09/22/2008 12:49:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies · 322+ views
    Monday, September 22, 2008 | Kristinn
    What's more important to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, saving the nation's economy from collapse or promoting her book?Judging from her decision to promote her book, "Know Your Power, A Message To America's Daughters", tomorrow night in her native Baltimore, the California Democrat, who is second in line to the presidency, decided the fate of the nation can wait.Baltimore TV station WJZ reported today that Pelosi is scheduled to appear at the the Enoch Pratt Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.According to the library's website, copies of Pelosi's book will be available for sale at her appearance.
  • VIDEO/WITNESS NEEDED: Pelosi engages in shouting match with McCain supporters in Denver

    08/26/2008 10:43:08 AM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 68 replies · 422+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 8/26/08 | "RMN Berny"
    Under the scrolling "DNC Right Now" where bits of news are being posted...there's this: RMN_Berny: union station - nancy pelosi in shouting exchange with pro-mccain protesters. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m.
  • Pelosi censors poster of troops

    08/22/2008 6:07:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 105 replies · 271+ views
    Pelosi censors poster of troops Bruce Fein Friday, August 22, 2008 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-S.F., has done something worse than commit a crime against the First Amendment. The speaker's censorship of nonobtrusive posters featuring men and women who gave that last full measure of devotion in service to their country is a blunder that could alienate 23 million veterans and their families from the Democratic Party. If she is endowed with a crumb of constitutional or political sense, she will reverse course. The tale of Pelosi's folly begins with Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. He wished to pay tribute to...
  • Still Blocking Vote on the American Energy Act, Speaker Pelosi Crafts “No Energy” Bill Loaded...

    08/18/2008 10:53:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 256+ views
    Still Blocking Vote on the American Energy Act, Speaker Pelosi Crafts “No Energy” Bill Loaded With Poison Pills Dow Jones News: Instead Of Allowing Vote on All-of-the-Above Energy Reforms, Speaker to Load Bill With Killer Provisions “Dooming the Election-Year Effort to Failure” Washington, Aug 18 - All year long, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has blocked a meaningful vote on the “all of the above” energy reforms the American people want – and she’s still blocking one. Congress’ five-week summer break continues to drag on – and there’s been no indication from the Speaker that she will allow an honest...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pelosi Clashes With Protesters Over Impeachment

    08/14/2008 5:22:30 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 214+ views
    http://www.pubrecord.org ^ | August 12, 2008 | By Jason Leopold and Alan Breslauer
    In November 2006, Pelosi explained the significance behind the record voter turnout that helped shift the balance of power in Washington for the first time in 12 years. “People voted for change and they voted for Democrats who will take our country in a new direction,” Pelosi said during a victory speech in San Francisco on Nov. 8, 2006. But Pelosi, who became House Speaker, never managed to exact the change she promised. She explained that she and her colleagues tried vigorously to pass legislation to end the war in Iraq. "The public doesn’t want to know about process and...
  • Pelosi: "This Election is Like Death for Life on This Planet as We Know It"

    08/12/2008 7:25:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies · 442+ views
    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi painted the outcome of this November's election in irrational, apocalyptic terms during a book tour appearance in Los Angeles last night.Pelosi was interviewed by Rabbi Robert Wexler of the American School of Judaism in West Los Angeles before a sometimes hostile crowd of leftist agitators who harangued her for her failure to end the war in Iraq and impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney.Speaking about the upcoming presidential election between leading candidates Republican John McCain and Democratic Barack Obama, Pelosi let loose with what is may well become her 'Dean scream' moment...
  • Newt Gingrich: The Debate the Pelosi-Reid Democrats Don't Want You to Hear

    08/13/2008 5:20:32 AM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 205+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 08/12/2008 | Newt Gingrich
    When House Speaker Pelosi abruptly and literally turned off the lights in Congress on August 1st and sent the members on a five-week vacation, she thought she was doing something clever. C-SPAN can only broadcast Congress while Congress is in session. If there was no session, there would be no cameras to cover the debate over providing relief to American families from historically high gas prices. If there were no C-SPAN, Americans would never get to see the Speaker and the anti-energy left's stubborn refusal to lift the ban on offshore drilling, refusal to lift the ban on drilling in...
  • Reid, Pelosi and the Abuse of Power

    08/11/2008 6:34:52 AM PDT · by Dukes Travels · 6 replies · 100+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | August 11, 2008 | Herman Cain
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi are the two most powerful Democrats in Congress and our nation. They have the power to influence the passage or defeat of legislation to be sent to the president for his approval or veto. They also have the power to block or deny debate on legislation that they feel they might lose if such legislation would get to the floor of the two respective chambers of our Congress. If that latter tactic does not achieve their goal of trying to manipulate the will of the people for even...
  • Day 5: Republican Revolt Rolls On (Babbin says the fight is ON!)

    08/08/2008 5:57:07 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 42 replies · 189+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8 August 2008 | Jed Babbin
    There’s a very odd mood among House Republicans this week. Rebelling against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s adjournment of the House last Friday, Reps. Mike Pence (R-Ind) and Tom Price (R-Ga) had a sort of Howard Beale moment. Beale, the mad newscaster in “Network," asked his audience to throw open a window and shout, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more.” Pence and Price refused to leave the House floor and began the open revolt against Nancy Pelosi’s “Drill Nothing” Congress. Five days into the revolt -- as I saw yesterday in the Republican cloak room...
  • SPEAKER OF THE FLOP: PELOSI SELLS 2,737 COPIES OF BOOK

    08/07/2008 5:26:26 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 102 replies · 325+ views
    drudge ^ | 8/7/08 | Drudge
    SPEAKER OF THE FLOP: PELOSI SELLS 2,737 COPIES OF BOOK Thu Aug 07 2008 08:11:48 ET The most powerful woman in the history of American politics is suffering a humiliating defeat at the nation's bookstores, sales figures show. In her first week at market, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sold just 2,737 copies of her book KNOW YOUR POWER, according to NIELSEN BOOKSCAN. The DOUBLEDAY release was launched with a full media push, featuring high profile interviews on TODAYTHEVIEWTHISWEEK.
  • Recall Pelosi Now

    08/06/2008 8:46:46 PM PDT · by bayladie · 12 replies · 177+ views
    On August 1 ,2008 Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, USA. Home of the Free. Turned out the lights and microphones on Congress because she could not get her way. Republicans meet, irregardless of the fact that all the Democrats went on vacation, despite the major problems this country faces. And, just as our Declaration of Independence say, " If you do not do what I want I can just turn the lights out" Nancy Pelosi, Democrat. Most USA Citizens still believe in FREE Speech. If you do... SIGN THIS PETITION http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/recall-nancy-pelosi
  • House Speaker Pelosi Vows to Kill Defense of Marriage Act and Still Receive Communion

    08/06/2008 11:33:30 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 19 replies · 84+ views
    Life Site News ^ | August 5, 2008 | Peter J. Smith
    House Speaker Pelosi Vows to Kill Defense of Marriage Act and Still Receive Communion Pelosi relieved no bishop has had the courage to call her to account for her strong abortion advocacy By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, August 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has vowed to join Barack Obama's new crusade to kill the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and promises to continue to fortify herself with Holy Communion from the Catholic Church for the campaign. Pelosi told reporters at a press conference last Thursday that she plans to support Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in...
  • Pelosi Shrugs Off Continued House GOP Protests Over Energy (Still has no clue)

    08/06/2008 11:35:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 29 replies · 125+ views
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is not impressed by Republican efforts at reducing energy prices, or their attempts to publicize them. Several GOP House lawmakers this week have taken the chamber by storm as Congress is officially on a five-week break and Democrats are out of town. The show continued Wednesday, its fourth day, with an appearance by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The GOP members say it is to bring attention to Democrats' blocking a vote on offshore oil drilling legislation, an issue Republicans say would be a winner if it actually made it to a...
  • Heads Up! Nancy Pelosi Taking Questions Online Today at 3 P.M. EDT, 8/06/08

    08/06/2008 9:13:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 168 replies · 403+ views
    Wednesday, August 8, 2008 | Kristinn
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will be taking questions online at The Washington Post this afternoon at 3 p.m. as part of her tour promoting her new book, Know Your Power, A Message to America's Daughters. Washington Post page to submit questions and follow discussion.The questions are screened by The Post's moderator and those that are forwarded to Pelosi can be passed over by her in private.The Post blurb says that in addition to the book she'll be talking about "the current political scene."Have fun, but keep it clean, please.
  • Are Democrats At Risk Over Oil Prices?

    08/06/2008 6:37:10 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 13 replies · 114+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 08/06/2008 | Doug Ragan
    Politicians are mostly stupid, and they are mostly slimy. And there is no better example of this than the current Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. The belief of a lot of pundits both on the left and the right is that the Democrats can take the White House and increase their Congressional numbers due to the downturn in the economy that was caused by the credit crises. The economy is the number one issue that many Americans are looking at this election year when they cast their votes, as so many have in fact forgotten that we are fighting...
  • Political Power Flowing from the Pump

    08/05/2008 6:06:35 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 15 replies · 188+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 05, 2008 | Timothy Birdnow
    In one of the more ironic acts of political theatre we have witnessed, Speaker Nancy Pelosi last Friday ordered the lights be shut off when Republicans refused to leave the floor of the House of Representatives, determined to continue the debate over offshore drilling.  Granted, Madam Speaker is often in the dark herself, but the great irony here is that she used her control over energy to stifle a debate about increasing energy supply. One wonders if this display of power is not illustrative of a deeper malady; a lust for control that transcends the normal political power wrangling between...
  • Pelosi vows to work for all Americans, with Bush and GOP (Blast from the past, 11/8/2006)

    08/05/2008 6:25:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 103+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/8/2006 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is poised to become the first female speaker of the House of Representatives, pledged this morning to represent the interest of all Americans and work with the president and Republican members of Congress. At a press conference in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Democrat said she had spoken with President Bush earlier this morning, and he also promised to work in a bipartisan manner. Pelosi said she and Bush planned to have lunch together Thursday. "He called to congratulate me. He referred to me as Madame Speaker-elect, and I referred to him as Mr. President," Pelosi...
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi Kicks Off Book Tour

    08/04/2008 10:37:20 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 46 replies · 121+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 7-25-08 | Sarah Lueck
    California Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the first woman speaker of the House, will promote her upcoming book, “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters” in three television appearances Monday: NBC’s “Today”, ABC’s “The View” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” (snip)
  • House Rules and Procedures for Broadcast Coverage of Congress ( House of Representatvies )

    08/03/2008 3:46:20 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 36 replies · 163+ views
    <p>The Speaker shall administer a system subject to his direction and control for closed-circuit viewing of floor proceedings of the House in the offices of all Members, Delegates, the Resident Commissioner, and committees and in such other places in the Capitol and the House Office Buildings as he considers appropriate. Such system may include other telecommunications functions as the Speaker considers appropriate. Any such telecommunications shall be subject to rules and regulations issued by the Speaker.</p>
  • Here at FREE REPUBLIC, The Lights are ON!!!! Republicans Take a Stand (Live Thread II)

    08/04/2008 6:03:39 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 1,337 replies · 788+ views
    8/4/08 | Sherri Reese
    Let’s get back to work folks! If WE want our Representatives to COME BACK from vacation TELL THEM! This is OUR GOVERNMENT! Not THEIRS! They SERVE us, time to REMIND THEM! CALL THE REPUBLICAN OFFICES-- TELL THEM TO KEEP WORKING FOR US!!!! List of Reps from A to Z Toll free Capital switchboard numbers are: 800-965-4701 800-828-0498 Call Nancy BACK from her book tour! Tell her to SHUT UP AND DRILL! (202) 225-0100 or Phone: (202) 225-4965 send an email to Pelosi at sf.nancy@mail.house.gov SOME GOOD REPS TO CALL!! Cantor: (202) 225-2815 Pence: (202) 225-3021 Price: (202) 225-4501 Kingston: (202)...
  • House Republicans go back on the floor Monday to talk gas prices

    08/03/2008 1:43:30 PM PDT · by MaestroLC · 86 replies · 178+ views
    Politico ^ | August 03, 2008 | The Crypt
    Continuing with their guerilla tactics from last week, House Republicans will be back on the floor Monday to talk gas prices, even though Congress is in recess, and they may stay there all week. More than a dozen Republicans have already committed to make appearances, according to House GOP leadership aide, including National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Cole (Ga.). Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who lead Friday's five-hour talkathon after the House shut down for the August recess, are also expected to be there, according to this aide. "In an urgent memo sent to GOP Members...
  • Pelosi has found her power, in a U.S. House undivided

    08/03/2008 6:33:28 AM PDT · by Califreak · 55 replies · 115+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | August 3, 2008 | Albert R. Hunt
    Other than John McCain and Barack Obama, no U.S. politician is riding higher than Nancy Pelosi. The speaker leads the most unified party in the recent history of the House of Representatives. She might add at least a dozen, and probably more, members to her 37-seat margin this November. She played an important, if subtle, role in facilitating Obama's nomination. Pelosi is the toast of television talk shows as she peddles her new book, "Know Your Power." She even held her own on Jon Stewart's satirical comedy program, "The Daily Show." Just last week, the Republican candidate, McCain, pointedly praised...
  • President's Radio Address (August 2, 2008 - No Special Session)

    08/02/2008 7:44:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 87 replies · 486+ views
    The White House ^ | August 2, 2008 | POTUS
    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend marks the beginning of August, the month when many Americans take their summer vacation. This year, however, the high price of gas is taking a toll on summer travelers. Congress is now taking a month-long recess of its own. Unfortunately, Democratic leaders are leaving town without taking any action to ease the burden of high gas prices on families across America. The fundamental source of high gas prices is the fact that supply is not keeping pace with demand. To reduce pressure on prices, we need to increase the supply of oil, especially oil...
  • Pelosi Adopts Global Warming Tactics to Squelch Debate

    08/02/2008 9:00:23 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 40 replies · 105+ views
    08/02/08 | Reaganesque
    For years now, we have been told by the man-made Global Warming crowd that "the debate is over" and that we all just need to shut up and do as they say "for the good of the planet." It was/is a highly unscientific, dictatorial and small minded attempt to eliminate scientific and other kinds of debate on an issue that Liberals around the world feel is of supreme importance. But, as is becoming more and more clear, their concern for the issue is rooted more in their desire to use the issue as a tool to gain more political power...
  • BREAKING!!!! HOUSE REPUBLICANS RAISING CAIN!!!

    08/01/2008 9:22:03 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 2,893 replies · 13,462+ views
    Representative Jack Kingston's Office | 8/1/08 | Sherri Reese
    <p>I just called and said "There's a Republican revolt going on int the House Chamber and I wasn't seeing much coverage of it." I got a run around on it. Was told several times "There are no cameras on now. Cameras are not allowed." I objected, politely, that the story could still be covered.</p>
  • Nancy Pelosi’s Modest Coronation Plans

    12/18/2006 5:50:01 AM PST · by Quilla · 23 replies · 947+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 18, 2006 | John Lillpop
    Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, has big, expensive plans for commemorating her ascension to the head of the “People’s House” in early January. Indeed, the bug-eyed lady from San Francisco has slated a four-day gala of pomp and circumstance that will make the installation of Pope Benedict XVI by the Vatican seem absolutely skimpy by comparison. To begin with, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and Labor Council delegation of 50 people will be jetting back East to participate in the first coronation of a queen in American history—excepting only the first swearing-in ceremony for Barney Frank several years...