On Nov. 6, the unemployment rate jumped to 10.2 percent. The underemployment rate — including part-time workers who want full-time jobs and those who have simply quit looking for work — reached 17.5 percent.
How did Washington, D.C., react? The next day, the Democratic-controlled House passed a trillion-dollar increase in government disguised as a health care bill. Read More
On Saturday at the witching hour, the House of Representatives moved this country closer to a command society, took steps to mangle medical care, steered us recklessly toward economic mayhem, and then congratulated itself. Read More
There are two ways to view this video of a 2005 floor speech by then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, condemning Republican leaders for not allowing members three days to read "a bill of thousands of pages" before voting on it. Read More
The House is in the final rush toward passage of a national health care bill, and there's one thing Speaker Nancy Pelosi absolutely, positively does not want her Democratic lawmakers to do: Go home. Read More
A heated exchange during a visit to the office of Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., led to a staffer putting his hands on Teri Christoph, executive director of Smart Girl Politics, in order to get her to put her camera down, reported Jillian Bandes of TownHall. Read More
Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp” created by earmark-crazed Republicans when Democrats took control of the House in 2006. But Pelosi is not above some earmarking herself when it suits her purposes.
Memo to Republicans: You can stop talking about the Democrats' thousand-page health care bill. You can start talking about the Democrats' two-thousand page health care bill. Breaking previous records in the health care sweepstakes, the new House bill introduced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning is 1,990 pages long. Read More
Organizers of a “Read the Bill” petition (http://readthebill.org) were up on Capitol Hill today to hand over more than 21,000 signatures to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, demanding that Congress post bills online for at least 72 hours before voting.
"Harry Reid abdicates his leadership role," reads the headline at the lefty Daily Kos Web site. "Why Joe Biden should resign," reads the headline at the Huffington Post. "Whiner in Chief," reads the headline at The Nation, referring to President Obama. Read More
The U.S. government says Kevin Ring, onetime colleague of jailed influence peddler Jack Abramoff, was a crooked lobbyist who should go to jail for wooing lawmakers and their staff. But absent any evidence of a specific illegal act of corruption, prosecutors have been forced to try Ring for simply being a lobbyist. Read More