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The House Democrats have elected Nancy Pelosi minority leader in the 112th Congress by a vote of 150 to 43.
Pelosi defeated Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina, one of the moderate Democrats who questioned the wisdom of keeping Pelosi in a leadership position following the historic losses the party suffered in the Nov. 2 elections. Read More
Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., Tuesday said he was disappointed in the decision by the ethics panel Tuesday to convict him on 11 of 12 charges of violating the rules of the House. Here’s his statement: Read More
Claiming he is being denied due process and the opportunity to find an attorney, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., on Monday walked out of an ethics committee hearing investigating whether he violated House rules
Rangel sparred with the 10-member, bipartisan panel before he walked out to express his frustration. He told reporters as he left the room that he is unable to afford an attorney. Read More
Kim Strassel has a meaty piece in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's game plan through the 2012 election. For the most part, it ought to be encouraging for anybody who hopes to see Leviathan cut down to size.
But then comes this paragraph: Read More
The vote counting was completed Friday in Northern Virginia’s 11th Congressional District race and Democratic incumbent Rep. Gerry Connolly has declared victory. Read More
If you’re wondering what sort of reception Speaker Pelosi is getting on the Right with her plans to run for House Minority Leader, just consider the endorsement she got on Twitter from conservative Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C.:
patrickmchenry: I endorse Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader. Read More
It's highly doubtful there could be a more vivid demonstration of the truth of Lincoln's maxim about knowing when to keep your mouth shut than the post-election statements about the GOP victory by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Here's Pelosi: Read More
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Former Bush White House political mastermind Karl Rove sits down with Flash Report's Jon Fleischman to talk about the California Senate race, the GOP presidential race for 2012 and everything in between.
In the course of the conversation, Rove drops this intriguing observation: Read More
Pollster Scott Rasmussen has a must-read oped in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal. It is crucial to understanding many things about the 2010 mid-term congressional election, but most especially the difference between mere populism and the desire for self-government. Read More