Tag Archives: Nancy Pelosi

Can We Trust a Blue Dog? Do We Have To?

 Crossposted at The Rockefeller Republican Democratic Reps. Jim Matheson of Utah and Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona have joined a quiet revolt in the House that could slow some of President Obama's fast-moving priorities. The two are among 49 Democrats from congressional districts that backed Republican Sen. John McCain 's 2008 presidential race and whose support for the Democratic majority's progressive…

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Who Gets First Look At “Stimuless” Bill?… K Street

  Once again,  Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are running a bill through Congress without giving members adequate time to review the legislation.  But, fear not, for they have sent copies to lobbying firms on K Street.  According to US News, congressional staffers are frustrated that they have not had access to the bill:   We’re receiving E-mails from Capitol…

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Its The Thought That Counts ..

On the morning news today, exciting details of the agreed stimulus “compromise” are emerging and here is the one detail that I found most telling.

Of the pork laden 800 Billion dollar plan, a few last minute cuts were made to make the overall size of the package more palatable to us consumers.

That would be the payroll tax exemption,…

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Cast Your Vote For Porker Of The Year

  Citizens Against Government Waste wants you to cast your vote for the 2008 Porker of the Year.  The outstanding lineup of nominees represent all that is wrong with the way Washington conducts it's businees "for the people". The nominees are: Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT): Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today named Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) its…

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A Spoiled Nation?

 Crossposted at The Rockefeller Republican A nation-wide strike in France severely disrupted air, rail and commuter service last week. Hospitals reduced staff, and teachers, civil servants, journalists and transportation workers decided not to show up to work to protest the global economic crisis. The French called it “Black Thursday” with workers venting their concern as the country teeters on the…

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Pelosi Erases Gingrich’s Long-Standing Fairness Rules

( – promoted by DD4RP) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation. Pelosi’s proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office. Pelosi’s rule…

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