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April 24, 2013
Poster child: After a rather terrible week that sent his congressional campaign into free fall, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford took to the streets to host a mock debate, if you want to call it that, with a poster of Nancy Pelosi. His reasoning was that his opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, wouldn’t commit to more than one debate, so he’d instead debate the leader of Busch’s party. It’s kind of a cute idea, but as is often the case with Sanford, it may serve to remind voters of things the GOP is trying to forget. Also, we can’t help but feel bad for the poor woman who had to hold up that cutout. (Photo credit: @stefaniebainum/Twitter) source

Poster child: After a rather terrible week that sent his congressional campaign into free fall, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford took to the streets to host a mock debate, if you want to call it that, with a poster of Nancy Pelosi. His reasoning was that his opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, wouldn’t commit to more than one debate, so he’d instead debate the leader of Busch’s party. It’s kind of a cute idea, but as is often the case with Sanford, it may serve to remind voters of things the GOP is trying to forget. Also, we can’t help but feel bad for the poor woman who had to hold up that cutout. (Photo credit: @stefaniebainum/Twitter) source

16:54 // 11 months ago
February 27, 2013
14:18 // 1 year ago
January 3, 2013

The 113th Congress has officially elected House leaders:

  • 220 U.S. Representatives voted for Republican Rep. John Boehner as Speaker of the House on Thursday, handing the 112th Congress’ speaker the top spot in the House for a second term, even though he didn’t have the full support of the 233 GOP Representatives to win the position.
  • 192 votes were cast for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is likely to resume her position as House Minority leader for the 113th Congress. The California Democrat came 8 votes shy of capturing the full support of her party, though they would not have been enough to unseat Speaker Boehner.
  • 10 protest votes were cast by Republicans, though they ultimately went to unlikely candidates like former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Rep. Allen West. Even former Comptroller General David Walker picked up a nod during the vote. source
15:06 // 1 year ago
December 14, 2012
No words can console the parents of the children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School or describe the pain and shock of such an unspeakable tragedy. No words can comfort the loved ones of those brutally taken from us today. All Americans share our prayers and our grief over these horrifying events.
Nancy Pelosi, in a statement released today.

(Source: livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com)

14:30 // 1 year ago
November 17, 2012
The major development of the meeting was we made it clear our position is … we should freeze tax rates for the middle class and raise rates on the top [income] families. It was notable that neither Boehner nor McConnell shot that idea down.
A Democratic aide • Speaking about the “fiscal cliff” meeting between President Obama, Senate majority minority leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and their Democratic counterparts Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. The meeting took place today, and reporting following its conclusion has suggested cautious optimism on the chances for a deal. What this means for either party’s base will remain unclear until some hard numbers are put to paper, but Boehner reportedly indicated the Republicans could support revenue increases, but only accompanied by significant spending cuts. This could rankle both sides, to varying degrees — the GOP has been doggedly opposed, in theory and in practice, to virtually all tax increases for years, while the traditional Democratic wing would argue immediate spending cuts aimed at long-term deficit reduction would hurt a fragile economic recovery in the short term. source
14:24 // 1 year ago
November 14, 2012
Of course she’s not stepping down: Nancy Pelosi announced today that she will run for Minority Leader in the House next session, thus perpetuating her reign as one of the most powerful Democrats in the country. There was a bit of doubt that she’d stick around, really, this wasn’t terribly unexpected. source

Of course she’s not stepping down: Nancy Pelosi announced today that she will run for Minority Leader in the House next session, thus perpetuating her reign as one of the most powerful Democrats in the country. There was a bit of doubt that she’d stick around, really, this wasn’t terribly unexpected. source

18:21 // 1 year ago
September 22, 2012
I don’t think there’s any way on the face of the Earth Mitt Romney wins the presidential…Has anybody ever thought Mitt Romney would be president of the United States? Come on.
Nancy Pelosi, in an interview with reporters. She added that Romney “wanted to be president of the United States, but he’s never had any call to service, any aspirations. He just wanted to be president.” Earlier this month, Pelosi made similar comments.

(Source: BuzzFeed)

13:32 // 1 year ago
July 12, 2012
reuters:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (L) applauds as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) reacts during an event posthumously awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol fresco painter Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880), “in recognition of his many artistic contributions to the United States Capitol” in the U.S. Capitol, Washington July 11, 2012. [REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque] 
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He has something in his eye.

reuters:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (L) applauds as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) reacts during an event posthumously awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol fresco painter Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880), “in recognition of his many artistic contributions to the United States Capitol” in the U.S. Capitol, Washington July 11, 2012. [REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque] 

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He has something in his eye.

13:03 // 1 year ago
March 9, 2012
I didn’t sit on a couch with anybody.
Rick Santorum • Speaking at a campaign event at the USS Alabama Battleship Park, during which he also proudly declared that global warming “is not climate science, it was political science.” The couch line was a reference to a 2008 video that his opponent, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, did with the then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi on climate change. Gingrich was not the only target of Santorum’s speech, the candidate quickly reminded those in attendance that Mitt Romney imposed the nation’s first CO2 cap during his time as governor. “We don’t need somebody who changes when the climate changes,” Santorum said, “We need somebody who looks at science with a clear head and a level eye.” source (viafollow)
23:05 // 2 years ago
December 12, 2011
Speaking of Romney and Newt … Mitt decided to pull out this old chestnut. A long while back, Gingrich did an ad with Nancy Pelosi — a bipartisan thing on climate change. Apparently, Romney’s staff sent an e-mail to reporters playing up the ad, using a photo like this one, with the phrase "With friends like these …" Newt has previously said he regrets doing the ad, to which we say, “you should do another one because we need more of this, you Washington insider, you. Try being bipartisan for once.”

Speaking of Romney and Newt … Mitt decided to pull out this old chestnut. A long while back, Gingrich did an ad with Nancy Pelosi — a bipartisan thing on climate change. Apparently, Romney’s staff sent an e-mail to reporters playing up the ad, using a photo like this one, with the phrase "With friends like these …" Newt has previously said he regrets doing the ad, to which we say, “you should do another one because we need more of this, you Washington insider, you. Try being bipartisan for once.”

10:05 // 2 years ago