Clinton on TPP: Listen to Pelosi

By |June 15th, 2015|

Clinton on TPP sides with Pelosi, two women leaders standing together. By Brit Liggett for Hillary for America "The president should listen to and work with his allies in Congress, starting with Nancy Pelosi," Clinton said while speaking at a rally in Iowa. ... "make sure we get the best, strongest deal possible. ...And [...]

President Wall Street Whips Congress to Pass Cromnibus for John Boehner

By |December 12th, 2014|

President Wall Street whips the votes on cromnibus for Speaker Boehner, but not without the progressive wing putting up a fight.Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy The bill’s passage, as a result, was a remarkable victory for both Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and President Obama, who were able to cobble together the [...]

This Week’s Biggest Loser: Gov. Chris Christie or Rep. Nancy Pelosi?

By |November 21st, 2014|

Who's the biggest loser this week? Hint. Gov. Chris Christie plans to veto an animal abuse bill that New Jersey voters support, because he's looking to 2016. [screen capture via The Daily Show] "I guess you can't ignore the citizens of Iowa who elected you governor of New Jersey." - Jon Stewart DRUM [...]

Denying Tammy Duckworth A Real Low Point for Nancy Pelosi

By |November 18th, 2014|

Nancy Pelosi still leads her caucus, but denying Tammy Duckworth a proxy vote is a real low point. REMEMBER when Rep. Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House? I traveled to Washington, D.C. for the event, being inside the Capitol covering it when it happened. It was a great moment. [...]

Republicans Beat Democrats at Their Own Game

By |November 6th, 2014|

Republicans beat Democrats at their own game. They need a face lift. ...and a message! screen capture from The Daily Show The Democratic Party leadership is going to look old and stale in comparison to where the Republicans are." - Chuck Todd HOW BADLY did Republicans beat Democrats on Tuesday? They went to [...]

No One Wants an Abortion, But It Isn’t A “Difficult Decision”

By |August 17th, 2014|

No one wants an abortion, but it's not a "difficult decision" for most women, so we should quit acting like it is.via Guttmacher Institute, since Obamacare was passed with the Stupak-Pitts amendment in it. ...when the pro-choice community frames abortion as a difficult decision, it implies that women need help deciding, which opens [...]

Thanks to Samuel Alito & his Friends, Single Payer Just Got Closer

By |July 2nd, 2014|

Single payer just got closer after Justice Alito's opinion in favor of Hobby Lobby. AS HAS been written here dozens of times, I've never been a fan of the Affordability Care Act, also known as Obamacare. There was really no other choice if some sort of coverage for the uninsured was going to [...]

Pelosi Capitulates, Democrats Join Benghazi Farce

By |May 22nd, 2014|

Pelosi capitulates, Democrats join Benghazi select committee. Representative Nancy Pelosi of California on Wednesday appointed a full slate of senior House Democrats to a special committee investigating the 2012 attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, surprising some in her party by giving legitimacy to an inquiry many had dismissed as a [...]

Republicans to Begin Benghazi Probe After Pelosi Rejects Onerous Rules – Elizabeth Warren Weighs In

By |May 10th, 2014|

According to a Democratic leadership aide, Pelosi rejects a rule that will not prevent chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., from issuing unilateral subpoenas without consulting with Democrats. The rules would also allow Republicans to prevent Democrats from interviewing witnesses. [Washington Examiner] Democrats reject Rep. Trey Gowdy's onerous select committee rules on Benghazi investigation. DEMOCRATS [...]

Democrats Schooled: Select Committee on Benghazi, Not on Iraq War Lies

By |May 6th, 2014|

Select committee on Benghazi is as much about politics as Republicans selling the Iraq war was, too. WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA came into office he didn't want to look back and Speaker Nancy Pelosi went along, which they're now getting schooled is not how you navigate treacherous political waters if you want to set [...]