The Speaker changes her story AGAIN.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) John Feehery, in the process of pointing out five reasons why we’re not dead yet as a party, noted this little comment by our illustrious Speaker of the House: “It is important for us to have a strong Republican Party,” Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tauntingly told a press conference on April 23. “And I hope that the next | Read More »
Pelosi. Knew. [Bumped.]
[UPDATE] You’d think that they thought that none of this would ever come out. —– (See also Aaron Gardner’s RedHot on this topic.) Pelosi knew about the waterboarding. She knew all along. According to the memo the very first briefing listed is 9/4/02 with then Rep. Porter Goss & Pelosi. The summary of the briefing says: “Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu | Read More »
Anti-corruption groups want PMA probe.
This will do. For a start. Via Geraghty: Watchdog Groups Join Calls for PMA Probe House Democratic leaders face new pressure from four watchdog groups usually allied with them to open an investigation into the ties between three powerful Democrats and the now-defunct lobbying firm The PMA Group. Democracy 21, Common Cause, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG on Thursday called on the House Committee on | Read More »
Of *course* ‘Leaders balk at setting up truth panel.’
‘Truth’ is precisely what the Democrats don’t want right now. Senate Democratic leaders oppose the immediate establishment of a “Truth Commission” to probe harsh interrogation tactics as they face pressure to reveal what they knew of practices the Obama administration has since labeled “torture.” While nearly all Democrats this week backed the creation of a special commission to probe the causes of the financial crisis, | Read More »
A recap of the AIG Bonus Blame Party.
So, let us review the bidding on the AIG bonus scandal, and who’s being blamed for it. The Senate, in the person of Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), is blaming the executive branch, pretty explicitly. The House, in the person of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), is likewise blaming the executive branch – but she’s also blaming the Senate. The White House doesn’t want to blame anybody… | Read More »
Pope makes firm statement to Pelosi on abortion.
I’m going to put up the full text of the Vatican’s statement about Nancy Pelosi’s visit with the Pope, because I suspect that they want this put out there: Following the General Audience the Holy Father briefly greeted Mrs Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, together with her entourage. His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the | Read More »
Speaker Pelosi to meet with Pope Benedict XVI.
It’s always exciting when a notorious heretic meets the Pope. Particularly this Pope, who is quietly gearing the Church up for a long-delayed showdown with American Catholics over abortion: Pope Benedict to meet Pelosi In a move likely to stoke more controversy about whether Catholic politicians who support abortion rights are in line with the church, Pope Benedict XVI has granted an audience to House | Read More »
“Jack Mur-tha… come out to play-a-yay…”
While we’re all busy watching the Democrats Keystone Kops their way through their debt bill passage, the next news cycle’s story is busily chugging along: Firm tied to Murtha closes PAC PMA Group, the lobbying firm tied to Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) that was raided by federal agents back in November, has closed its political action committee, the latest sign of the company’s implosion. | Read More »
Good morning, Senators Collins, Snowe, and Specter.
Jim Geraghty is quite blunt about the consequences of Sen. Kennedy’s being absent for today’s vote, and Sen. Gregg’s return to the Senate: “Guess what, Sens. Snowe, Specter, and Collins? You are providing the decisive votes.” And Senator Reid is worried about this. He’s trying to scare up another GOP Senator to give cover to these three – something that even his own people are | Read More »
Harry still thinking like a loser on his debt bill.
Or maybe he doesn’t want to win this one. Would you, in his shoes? Via AoSHQ: Reid to GOP: It’s your fault if stimulus stalls As the $820 billion stimulus package heads to the upper chamber, Senate Democratic leaders are launching a pre-emptive strike. In a Thursday afternoon news conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Senate Republicans not to line up against the bill, | Read More »
What? In what alternate universe is there a “cloud” over Rangel?
The Democrats have made it clear that they don’t give a tinker’s dam about Rep Rangel’s numerous ethical lapses, as even this Politico article makes clear (via Instapundit):
Man, did Speaker Pelosi step in it this time!
You’d never believe it otherwise. Here’s the channel that it comes from, and everything. This is epic. You’ll see why.
Our Democratic Congress: pushing kids’ clothes out of the reach of the poor since 2008.
Not that they meant to, of course. Or that the Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act was meant to destroy thrift stores nationwide.
I guess we really are going to nationalize the auto industry, then.
Because that’s one of the only two conclusions that you can really draw from this bit of earnest fundament-covering by Madam Speaker. As Allahpundit notes, if the money hemorrhage gets too bad for even Congress to ignore, they can either let the Big Three fail, or take them over – and letting them fail would cost the Democrats a lot of votes. So, we nationalize | Read More »
Chris Carney (D, PA-10) defends a 200% ROI on Speaker Pelosi’s earmark.
Ed Morrissey wants to know what it is with PA and pork, although that’s probably a rhetorical question. Our latest edition comes to us via a debate between Rep Carney and his challenger Chris Hackett: Ed notes: “That’s not a rescue plan — it’s a payoff”… and he’s right:
Audio: Karl Rove demolishes Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Either Nancy Pelosi knew that the vote was going to fail yesterday, or she didn’t. If she didn’t know, then the failure of passage can directly laid at her uncritical willingness to permit her own caucus to slide on an unpopular vote, while doing less than nothing to bring in equally-concerned Republicans – which could be seen as another way of calling her a blithering | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi: House GOP unpatriotic for not reading my mind.
Via Instapundit, this stepped over a line. [Crud, the video doesn't work. Until I find code that does, it's a video where Pelosi called the House Republican absence at a bailout meeting 'unpatriotic.' Yes, that word.] Try inviting us next time first… Madame Speaker. Dems Forget to Invite GOP to Negotiations Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney | Read More »
Energy policy update.
No, really. Let’s look at all the victories: We kept the war fully funded. We successfully got the surge working. We shot down redeployment instead of victory. We shot down abandonment instead of victory. We won the war, in fact. We passed FISA – finally! And without nonsensical regulation. We even got retroactive telecom immunity! We still have Gitmo open. We still have the PATRIOT | Read More »
Democrats on the finance crisis: Exit, stage Left.
OK, I have a question for Democratic voters. In 2004, you folks lost control of the Senate and didn’t win the House, and you vowed to reverse that. In 2006, you folks got majorities in both houses of Congress. This year, you folks are making efforts to increase your majorities in both. I ask you, in all seriousness: why are you bothering? Democratic Congress May | Read More »
Oh, by the way: House Democrats caved on drilling.
Oddest darn thing that you ever saw: they’re going to stop playing procedural games, for some reason. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Monday morning that the newest Democratic energy bill will be brought to the floor under normal rules and will be subject to a vote on a Republican alternative that is likely to call for even more drilling than Democrats are prepared | Read More »