During this morning's hearing on AARP, Democrats and Republicans both threw statements made about the group during the debate over the Medicare prescription drug plan in 2003 right back at each other. Read More
Let me say a few words about Geraldine Ferraro, who died over the weekend at age 75. Read More
Three members of the Board of Supervisors are attending the American Public Transportation Association conference in Washington, D.C., and will also make their best pitches for funding for key transportation projects. Supervisors David Campos, Ross Mirkarimi and Malia Cohen are in attendance and are expected to miss Tuesday’s board meeting. Read More
Hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to the nation’s ports will choke San Francisco Bay’s shipping lanes with silt and result in losses in local jobs in both the private and public sector, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday.
Speaking at Pier 70 in San Francisco — the largest ship repairing dry dock on the West Coast — the Democratic leader called on Republicans to continue funding port security and the Army Corps of Engineers. Read More
When a politician says, “I proposed this amendment without any disrespect to any member of this House,” you can bet that the opposite is true. And that’s just what Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., said when last week when he proposed cutting $15 million in federal funding from the Presidio Trust, which oversees the Presidio park here in San Francisco. (Note that Rep. Read More
One way to judge the merits of the budget Barack Obama unveiled this week is by the comments of his political allies. "It's not enough to focus primarily on the non-security discretionary part of the budget," said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad. Read More
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Friday to highlight what they say is the positive impact that federal stimulus funding has had on The City.
Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and Lee were flanked by construction workers this morning at 220 Golden Gate Ave. in The City’s Tenderloin neighborhood where federal funding made reconstruction possible. Read More
George Gascón might be preparing to be a prosecutor, but he is already thinking like a politician. On Thursday, the former police chief quietly changed his party affiliation to Democrat as he prepares to run for district attorney in the liberal stronghold of San Francisco, The San Francisco Examiner has learned. Read More
When she hands the gavel to Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, Wednesday, outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also intends to offer a conditional olive branch to the new Republican majority. Read More