Most voters think Congress’s ethics have gotten worse in the past two years, according to a new poll in key battleground districts. Read More
A new Politizoid episode is out and that's always good news ... unless you happen to be in the crosshairs of the brilliant animators and writers behind this delightful look at political life in the age of Obama.
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It happened late Wednesday night, so it didn't get much coverage: Speaker Nancy Pelosi cast the deciding vote when the House voted, 210-209, to adjourn.
That's significant, because by custom the speaker ordinarily doesn't vote except on issues of special importance. And because Pelosi, who has shown impressive ability to deliver Democratic majorities on one tough roll call after another for four years, was scrambling to prevail on what is ordinarily a routine vote. Read More
Our healthcare system has significant problems. No one - right or left - doubts that. Coverage and care are frankly just too expensive. On this we can all agree. But why? Cost, after all, is a merely a symptom of what ails American healthcare. The DiseasesThere are five major healthcare pathologies in this country: Read More
When House Democrats passed Obamacare in March, Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave special credit to Michigan Rep. John Dingell. For good reason: The 84-year-old lawmaker is the embodiment of the party's long quest to establish national health care. Dingell's father, first elected to Congress in 1932, tried but failed to achieve the goal, and his son, who took the seat when the elder Dingell died in 1955, has pursued it in each of his 55 years in the House. Read More
A San Francisco man accused of making more than 30 threatening phone calls to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pleaded guilty in federal court today to a criminal threat charge.
Gregory Giusti, 49, entered a guilty plea to one count of intending to impede and intimidate a U.S. official by threatening the official's immediate family. The threat occurred during a March 25 phone call. Read More
Talk about nervous Republicans. Just when the GOP seemed to have Nancy Pelosi on the ropes on the key issue of taxes, just when Democrats were panicking in advance of November's elections, just when the White House seemed unsure of what to do next -- just as all of that was happening, John Boehner mixed things up by appearing to break with fellow Republicans on the Bush tax cuts. Read More
If you read this weekend’s New York Times’ hit job on would-be Speaker John Boehner and his “lobbyist friends,” you might think, as the reporter clearly thinks, that John Boehner is cozier with lobbyists than most powerful politicians are.
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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka — he of “light a match” fame — had this some kind words about Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., back in April: Read More