Nancy Pelosi Comes Out Against TPP Fast Track Bill

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 5:31 am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has now publicly opposed giving President Obama fast track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a show of unity with other House Democrats Pelosi announced she would be opposing the current bill promoting TPP at a labor event. Pelosi is reported to have said “No on Fast Track — [...]

Ryan-Murray Budget: Dimon ‘Thank You’, Pelosi ‘Embrace The Suck’

By: Friday December 13, 2013 5:59 am

The Ryan-Murray budget deal to restore profligate military spending and cut the pension system is not winning many supporters. But not everyone is displeased with the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, said he sent an email to Ryan and Murray profusely thanking them and that the deal is a sign of [...]

Increasing Pressure In House For Vote To Limit NSA Powers

By: Monday December 2, 2013 5:50 am

Though House Speaker John Boehner initially voiced support for NSA programs of dubious constitutionality, it seems the ground is shifting underneath his feet as pressure builds within the House GOP Caucus to allow a vote on legislation to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has defended the NSA’s spying [...]

NSA Has Been Spying On Members Of Congress For A Long Time

By: Wednesday August 28, 2013 10:37 am

During the drama over the so-called Amash Amendment General Keith Alexander, head of the NSA, went to Capitol Hill to lobby against the law. During the course of his lobbying members of Congress responded to his presentations with a reasonable question – can we see our own files? Alexander said no. According to David Sirota of [...]

Nancy Pelosi Driving Force Behind Saving the NSA Spying Program

By: Friday July 26, 2013 7:55 am

It was kind of odd to see the Democratic Party Leadership vote to spy on Americans given the party’s alleged commitment to civil liberties. Now it is reported that not only did the Democratic Leadership vote against the bill but that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was the driving force behind saving the NSA spying program. [...]

Democratic Leadership Vote To Continue Spying On Americans

By: Thursday July 25, 2013 6:08 am

In a close vote yesterday in the House, 205-2017,  a bill to stop NSA spying on Americans and roll back the Patriot Act was defeated. Part of the reason for the defeat was the House Democratic Leadership who voted for continued spying on American citizens, even though many made public statements condemning the Patriot Act. [...]

Breaking: Amash Amendment Fails 205-217

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 3:58 pm

Update 9:22: @attackerman Congrats to Pres #Obama (and his ally Michele Bachmann) for leading the Dem Party to become top opponent to personal liberty. — Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) July 24, 2013   ———– Update 7:58: The Yeas and Nays. ——— Update 7:49: CNN credits Edward Snowden with causing the vote. A coalition of libertarian, [...]

Pelosi Says Chained CPI Would Strengthen Social Security

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 7:45 am

Republican craziness has stopped a deal from happening on the fiscal slope, and really nothing else. Because here’s Nancy Pelosi yesterday on chained CPI, a benefit cut to Social Security recipients that happens to be regressive and more painful as people age: Q: Members of your Caucus are organizing against the chained CPI that the [...]

Learned Behavior: Obama’s Backtrack on Tax Rates, Debt Limit Empowered Republicans

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 7:45 am

The White House announced they would veto “Plan B,” John Boehner’s gambit to pass a bill extending the Bush-era tax rtes for all earners on the first $1 million of income. And Nancy Pelosi said that Boehner had better have 218 votes for such a bill, since House Democrats won’t provide any. Of course, Boehner [...]

Though Liberals Carp at Chained CPI, Pelosi Says She Could Live With It

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 2:20 pm

Many of what would be described as the liberal left of Congress have weighed in against using the chained CPI to calculate cost of living increases in Social Security benefits. Here’s a representative sample from Sen. Jeff Merkley: We had an election, and the voters sent a message to Congress to focus on jobs and [...]

Boehner Trying to Push Plan B Over the Counter

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 10:22 am

I guess the good news about the state of the fiscal slope negotiations is that nobody seems to like what’s on offer. Dick Durbin, seen as close to the President, just rejected including the chained CPI for Social Security benefits in a final deal. That rejection came even faster than the rejection of raising the [...]

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