Nancy Pelosi Claims Not To Know Who Jonathan Gruber Is, Cited Him On Her Website In 09′

By: Thursday November 13, 2014 9:50 am

After MIT economist and consultant Jonathan Gruber was revealed on video to have said selling Obamacare involved being dishonest and that American voters were stupid it is not surprising that elected officials are trying to distance themselves from him. Gruber was a consultant on the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” and his analysis was used [...]

Obama Claims He Does Not Need Congressional Approval For Next Iraq War

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 5:25 am

President Barack Obama, who won the Democratic primaries and general election in 2008 thanks in large part to his opposition to the 2003 Iraq War, has now told Congress he can launch another war on Iraq without Congress’ approval. Instead, Congress would simply be briefed on what was happening, not asked for authority. Those who [...]

White House Brings In Oligarchy Heirs To Discuss Future

By: Monday April 21, 2014 8:48 am

Though President Obama noted wealth inequality as the defining issue of our time and said “I realize we are not going to resolve all of our political debates over the best ways to reduce inequality and increase upward mobility this year or next year or in the next five years”, less than a year later [...]

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 [...]

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