Politics Enters the Fast Lane
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Pelosi’s Win: A Lost Opportunity for Democrats
Nancy Pelosi won reelection Wednesday to her post as House Democratic leader, holding off a long-shot challenge from Ohio congressman Tim Ryan. The day before, she made a revealing comment to the Huffington Post (in bold):
“This election is not …
In a video interview with Melinda Henneberger for Roll Call, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi talks about the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover Planned Parenthood videos, released last year. She insists they were “doctored” but then admits she hasn’…
Nancy Pelosi’s Life in the 0.1 Percent
Nancy Pelosi may be one of the most liberal members of the U.S. House, where she runs the Democratic caucus, railing against income inequality and the avarice of the 1 percent. But she also happens to be one of the …
Former CIA Torture Head: Nancy Pelosi, Top Dems ‘Knew Exactly What We Were Doing’
The CIA official who ran the agency’s enhanced-interrogation program in the years immediately following the 9/11 attacks said that congressional leaders who are now up in arms over harsh interrogation tactics once criticized him for not being tough enough on terrorist …
Sour Shrimp! FBI Arrests Longtime San Francisco Pol
California State Senator Leland Yee, a Democrat representing San Francisco, was arrested Wednesday by the Justice Department in an apparent sting that involves a famous Chinatown criminal, local media report.
Yee and Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow were arrested Wednesday, in …
Democrats Can Save Their Policy, or Save Their Party. But Not Both.
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
The Upton Plan Will Never Get Enacted, but It’s Beautiful Anyway
We don’t know precisely how the rest of this month will play out. But we know it will include …
Pelosi Declares Old Summit Partner ‘Outside the Circle of Civilized Human Behavior’
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, today: “President Obama didn’t draw a red line; humanity drew a red line decades ago.” She said Assad’s use of chemical weapons was “behavior outside the circle of civilized human behavior, and we must …
Comparing Obama’s 5 Percent Sequester Sacrifice to Pelosi’s . . .
We may scoff that Obama writing a check to the U.S. Treasury for $1,666 a month is a meaningless gesture designed to fool those who can’t do math that he’s making a significant sacrifice in the Age of …
We Need New Terms For What the Media Labels ‘Gaffes’
Today is one of those rare days when I’ll post the entire Morning Jolt here, as it is basically one long examination of the dominant topic of the campaign in recent weeks… So if you aren’t subscribed already, …
Should Nancy Pelosi Step Down?
Democrats have been doing plenty of self-reflection since they lost the special election in Georgia’s sixth district on Tuesday. As a result, several House Democrats have intensely and publicly criticized Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi. Several congressmen have gone …
NARAL vs. . . . Nancy Pelosi?
In an interview yesterday, Nancy Pelosi said that she does not “believe in abortion on demand” or believe that “abortion is birth control.” These words meant, I think, literally nothing. They do not mark out a category of abortions that …
Pelosi ‘Very Excited’ about the Republicans’ Attempt to Revive Ex-Im
I think this tells you all you need to know about today’s Republican party:
Pelosi told reporters Thursday that Democrats would support the effort if Republicans can round up the numbers.
“Let’s see what the Republicans put on the …
Dem Reps Call on Pelosi to Step Down as Their Leader
If House Democrats want to improve their numbers in Congress, then Nancy Pelosi should step aside, say two Democratic congressmen.
Representatives Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch, both of Massachusetts, appeared on WGBH’s Greater Boston on Tuesday to express their displeasure …
Does an Image of Pelosi Twerking Help the Right in Any Way?
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt:
Does This Image Move the Ball in the Right Direction?
Over at Breitbart.com, they’re launching a new California-focused site, and they’ve chosen to promote the site with some graphic posters in the …
Democrats Attacked Republicans for Saying What the CBO Says Today
A new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office says that the Affordable Care Act will result in more than 2 million fewer full-time workers in the next several years, providing Republican opponents of the law a powerful political weapon leading …
The Old ‘Engage Assad’ Crowd Now Compares Him to Hitler
From the Wednesday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Persuasion Tip: Stop Comparing Your Old ‘Partner for Peace’ to Hitler
How’s this for irony? Chuck Hagel and John Kerry, writing in the Wall Street Journal (text found here), back on …
The Name ‘Pelosi,’ the Voldemort of Red House Districts
Today’s Morning Jolt features a preview of the Benghazi hearings, praise for an NR colleague, and then last night’s big news#…#
This Just In from South Carolina: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Hey, Democrats. You just spent …
Wanted: A Running Mate Who Will Fight Back, With Passion!
Whomever Mitt Romney picks as his running mate, I hope that person understands the need to come out of the gate as a fighter. The language of the first appearance and convention address doesn’t need to be snarling or …
Remembering the ‘Miserable Reality’ and ‘Crisis’ of 4 to 6 Percent Unemployment
Keep in mind, the stimulus was touted as a massive spending project that would keep the national unemployment rate below 8 percent.
Instead, we have had 39 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent, and the national debt is $4,890,570,120,943.74 ($4.89 trillion) more than it …