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 »
Nancy Pelosi Was Briefed On Waterboarding But Says She Didn’t Inhale
One of the occupational hazards of partisan politics is attacking the other side for something people on your own side knew about or participated in. Of course, that’s politics; but it becomes a serious problem when you raise the rhetorical temperature to the point of calling your political opponents war criminals … and it turns out your own people knew about the “war crimes” and | 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 »
Nancy Pelosi Tries to Have It Both Ways
According to Glenn Thrush at the Politico:House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing back on GOP charges that she knew about waterboarding for years and did nothing. Pelosi says she was briefed by Bush administration officials on the legal justification for using waterboarding — but that they never followed through on promises to inform her when they actually began using “enhanced” interrogation techniques So she says | Read More »
Interrogation Techniques Round-Up – Democrat Leaders Briefed 30 Times!
Update: The Tale of Two Headlines ~ Both from Politico ~ Pelosi: I Didn’t Know About Waterboarding Quote: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing back on GOP charges that she knew about waterboarding for years and did nothing.Pelosi says she was briefed by Bush administration officials on the legal justification for using waterboarding — but that they never followed through on promises to inform her | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi’s Stunning Lack of Curiosity
When the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a court-authorized raid of the office of Congressman Bill Jefferson, Nancy Pelosi said: The Justice Department was wrong to seize records from Congressman Jefferson’s office in violation of the Constitutional principle of Separation of Powers, the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution, and the practice of the last 219 years. These constitutional principles were not designed by | Read More »
Speaker Pelosi wants to register your guns
On “Good Morning America” last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared: “We don’t want to take their guns away. We want them registered.” Somehow, I don’t think America’s 80 million firearms owners feel reassured. People have, in fact, been buying guns and ammo at such a rapid pace since the election of President Obama that there is now an ammunition shortage in the U.S. Johnny | Read More »
The Pelosi-Mobile is Here
Barack Obama dismissed Rick Wagoner, and he is reportedly planning to dismiss a majority of GM’s Board of Directors. He also says he wants bold reform, so that General Motors offers the sort of cutting-edge products that the car buyers of today and tomorrow want. He also doesn’t like the Chevy Volt. So what does Barack Obama expect us to drive? Today’s news gives us | Read More »
I Weally Weally Mean It, Don’t You Shoot That Big Rocket
I mean it this time. I weally, weally mean it. I told them all if you shoot that big rocket into the air I will tell Hillary. Hillary won’t like that. She told me if you do that and I tell her she will tell on you to the UN, whatever that is. This UN must be a weally fun place. Every time I say | Read More »
Is Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the Senate, Too?
Surely Democrats have not forgotten the debate over the stimulus, and the different experiences in the House and Senate. In the House, Democrats locked Republicans out and drafted a stimulus bill that got not a single vote from the other side – in fact, they lost some Democrats on the vote. In the Senate, Democrat leaders brought several Republicans into the room, bought off three | Read More »
LAT Torn: Do We Cover for Obama or Puff Pelosi? Let’s Try BOTH!
The L.A. Times took upon itself a difficult task. The chore: to make it seem like Obama is in control of Congress at the same time that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is still a powerhouse there. The truth of the matter is that Barack Obama has revealed little influence over the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives but the Times wants to | Read More »
Bankruptcy of the media reform agenda
Two stories emerged this week that demonstrate the absolute intellectual bankruptcy of the media reform agenda. It is just another attempt to gain power for the left. A Huffington Post writer argued that Clear Channel and Rupert Murdoch’s media empire should be broken up by the FCC and the DOJ’s anti-trust division: The Obama Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and a revivified Anti-Trust Division of | 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 »
Que up the communist clown parade. AIG, Fannie-Freddie and Pelosi’s 90% tax
www.thepoliticalclass.com Fannie Mae executives will get retention bonuses of $1 million – while Congress votes to tax the AIG retention bonuses at 90% Queue up the communist clown parade. This is great stuff. Full story here. Fannie Mae plans to pay retention bonuses of at least $1 million to four key executives as part of a plan to keep hundreds of employees from leaving the | Read More »
Time For All Good Republicans To Shut Up
Chris Dodd is lobbing grenades at the White House. The boys at the White House calls the onerous addendum to the TARF, the “Dodd Amendment”. Nancy Pelosi say enforcing the immigration laws is “un-American”. I have been counseling patience just wait that group of bozos will kill themselves off and do it quickly. For Heaven’s sake stop beating up fellow Republicans. Just sit back and | Read More »