NY-09: Turner Leads Weprin in Siena Poll

By: Friday September 9, 2011 8:55 am

The hair on fire from Democrats in the NY-09 special election has been confirmed by a new poll from Siena, showing that Republican Rob Turner leads Democrat David Weprin in the normally blue seat. Heading into the final days of the special election for New York’s 9th Congressional District seat, Republican Robert Turner has taken [...]

Anthony Weiner to Resign

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 8:05 am

With pressure from Democratic leaders becoming too great, Anthony Weiner (D-NY) told friends and colleagues he would resign from Congress today in the wake of a sexting scandal that has consumed a great deal of cable news time over the past few weeks. The top Democratic official said Mr. Weiner called Representative Nancy Pelosi of [...]

Weiner Not Resigning After Admitting to Sexting with Female Admirers

By: Monday June 6, 2011 1:49 pm

Anthony Weiner is holding a press conference now, where he admitted to tweeting a picture of his crotch to a female college student, something he called a joke. He said he lied about his Twitter account getting hacked after he accidentally publicly sent a message he meant to send privately. But while he apologized profusely [...]

Weiner: If Mandate Overturned, We’ll Just Replace With a Public Option

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 1:47 pm

I think Anthony Weiner is missing a step in this fiendish plan to enact the public option. It’s not that he thinks the mandate is unconstitutional, but that the court has become so partisan, that its conservative justices will rule against President Obama in a 5-4 decision. He wasn’t glum about it, though — if [...]

Boehner’s Tough Spot Hides Democratic Ideological Giveaway

By: Thursday March 17, 2011 7:55 am

It’s the trendy story to write in Washington. John Boehner is constrained! He doesn’t have enough votes to his right to pass any compromise plan that the Senate can pass, and he doesn’t have enough votes in the Senate to force through the Tea Party’s demands. His only other option is a government shutdown, and [...]

US Tries Blockade Against International Criticism Of Israeli Flotilla Raid

By: Tuesday June 1, 2010 12:45 pm

Top American officials are trying to protect Israel from a fusillade of criticism over the commando raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla that killed at least ten activists. Rep. Anthony Weiner defended Israel’s actions and derided the flotilla as led by a group primarily interested in “instigating an altercation” (know your history, Rep. Weiner; this [...]

Latest CBO Report Shows Basically the Same Numbers on Senate HC Bill

By: Thursday March 11, 2010 10:56 am

The CBO released a new report today on the Senate health care bill which looks pretty much identical to the old report on the Senate health care bill. The bill now costs $875 billion over ten years, as opposed to $871 billion, and reduces the deficit $118 billion in the first ten years, as opposed [...]

House Liberals Slowly Recognize Trap, Seek To Tie Reconciliation Sidecar Directly To Vote On Senate Bill

By: Monday March 8, 2010 12:41 pm

Two things are holding up the passage of health care reform right now. One is the raw vote count in the House, particularly the Stupak bloc. The other is the procedural hurdle of which chamber votes first on what bill. It seemed that this hurdle had been surmounted last week when House leaders agreed to [...]

Weiner: “I’m Not Sure What We’re Doing, And I’m Pretty Tied In”

By: Wednesday February 24, 2010 1:45 pm

I just got off the phone with Anthony Weiner, who stirred things up during the debate on repealing the insurance industry’s anti-trust exemption with a pretty glorious call-out speech calling Republicans a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry. During the conversation, he acknowledged that the strategy for actually passing a comprehensive health care bill [...]

Weiner: The Republican Party Is A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of The Insurance Industry

By: Wednesday February 24, 2010 12:19 pm

Anthony Weiner just made a fiery speech in the middle of the House debate on repealing the insurance industry’s anti-trust exemption. Angered by a motion to recommit, he lashed out, saying “the Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry!” While continuing on this theme, Republicans asked that the words be taken [...]

House Attendees To Health Care Summit Include Jim Cooper

By: Tuesday February 23, 2010 1:55 pm

I’m taking the announcements of the House and Senate attendees for the health care summit in stride. The whole event is a kabuki dance anyway, so the players in that dance don’t seem like a pressing issue. Still, it’s amusing that Nancy Pelosi picked Jim Cooper, the dragon-slayer of the 1994 reform, as one of [...]

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