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Robert Scheer

Podcast: the Democratic Spine, MLK Day, Oakland and More

Is Pelosi too soft on Bush? Is there more to Martin Luther King Day than shopping? How do you save Oakland? Plus: crossing party lines to oppose the war and more, all on this week’s podcast with Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and James Harris.

Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE


Robert Scheer and James Harris on the Democratic Spine, MLK Day, Oakland and More

Is Pelosi too soft on Bush? Is there more to Martin Luther King Day than shopping? How do you save Oakland? Plus: crossing party lines to oppose the war and more, all on this week’s podcast with Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and James Harris.

Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE


Pelosi Wants Energy Independence Laws by July 4th

A day before the House voted to end subsidies to the oil industry, Nancy Pelosi announced the formation of a committee on energy independence and global warming. The speaker set a deadline of July 4th for “a package of legislation to truly declare our energy independence.”

Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


Robert Scheer

Podcast: Escalating the War, Schwarzenegger and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer joins James Harris for a conversation on the Vietnamization of Iraq, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the plight of Oakland and more.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


Tony Blankley: Pelosian Honesty

The new House speaker’s minions want to placate their antiwar supporters, but not actually end the war. Meanwhile, Republicans need to call the “surge” by its real name: an escalation.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


Harry Reid
nytimes.com

Dems to Force Escalation Vote

House and Senate Democrats are planning a symbolic vote on Bush’s escalation of the Iraq war, partially to force Republicans to take a stand on the issue. While they haven’t ruled out more aggressive—and meaningful—measures, the Dems agreed that demonstrating their opposition was the least they could do.

Posted on Jan 10, 2007 READ MORE


100-Hour Agenda Steams Along

House Democrats are on a legislative roll, but the security bill they just passed by a wide margin is expected to meet with tougher opposition in the Senate. The legislation would implement recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission, including beefing up port security.

Posted on Jan 10, 2007 READ MORE


Mr. Fish: Bipartisan Blunt

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Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi: No Money for Escalation Without Justification

Nancy Pelosi, appearing on “Face the Nation,” said the Congress will not fund a troop escalation without justification. Pelosi maintained that the Dems have no intention of cutting off funds for the war in general, although she insisted a “new direction” is necessary.

Posted on Jan 7, 2007 READ MORE


Powell: The Marble Ceiling

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Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


It Only Took 218 Years

Nancy Pelosi’s new job as the first woman speaker of the House has been something of a footnote to the Democrats’ success in the midterm elections, but her truly historic ascension has inspired women and men alike—even Republicans. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, took his four daughters to the swearing-in: “It’s a good role model for all women, and my daughters can see that they can get to the highest levels of government.”

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


Pelosi and Reid
npr.org

Dems Warn Bush

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid sent a joint letter to the president on Friday, warning him that they would fully resist any effort to send more troops to Iraq: “Adding more combat troops will only endanger more Americans and stretch our military to the breaking point for no strategic gain.”

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


Jefferson's Koran
Think Progress

Ellison Sworn In; Earth Maintains Orbit

Despite all the outrage, Keith Ellison managed to get sworn in to the House of Representatives with his hand on a Koran without destroying democracy or cracking the rotunda. Appropriately, the Koran Ellison used once belonged to another wild and rebellious character: Thomas Jefferson.

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


Pelosi with Gavel
nytimes.com

Ethics Bill Passes by Huge Margin

Within hours of taking power in the House, Democrats successfully pushed through ethics legislation by a telling margin: 430 to 1. Either it’s politically untenable to vote in favor of corruption (except for Dan Burton of Indiana) or the bill was watered down enough, as critics alleged, that it wasn’t worth opposing.

Posted on Jan 4, 2007 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: From Stay-at-Home to Speaker

Nancy Pelosi’s ascendancy to the House speakership proves that modern women can successfully “opt back in” after “opting out” to raise their children.

Posted on Jan 3, 2007 READ MORE


Pelosi and Reid
nytimes.com

Get Ready, Here They Come

Democrats are set to blitz Congress with a legislative agenda that tackles stem cell research, the minimum wage, ethics, 9/11 commission recommendations, oil subsidies, education and prescription drugs—all before President Bush arrives at the capital for the State of the Union address Jan. 23.

Posted on Jan 1, 2007 READ MORE


Andy Borowitz: Bush’s New Year’s Resolutions

The satirist reports on the president’s vows for 2007—which include organizing a hunting trip for Dick Cheney and Nancy Pelosi.

Posted on Dec 28, 2006 READ MORE


Pelosi
house.gov

Democrats to Boost Intelligence Oversight

Incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that the Democrats plan to form a new House intelligence committee based on recommendations of the 9/11 commission. The panel would combine elements of the current intelligence and appropriations committees with the aim of achieving better oversight.

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 READ MORE


no smoking
designofsignage.com

Pelosi Mulls Smoking Ban

D.C. may be smoke-free, but Congress gets to set its own rules.  Unfortunately for nicotine-craving lawmakers (25% of Congress), the Democrats’ victory may lead to change for more than Iraq and the minimum wage—Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi is considering a ban on smoking in the U.S. Capitol.

Posted on Dec 8, 2006 READ MORE


Hastings
answers.com

Pelosi Blocks Bid for Helm of Key Committee

Nancy Pelosi put the kibosh on Alcee Hastings’ bid for the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.  In defiance of the decision and his critics, who took issue with a prior corruption scandal, Hastings declared: “Sorry, haters, God is not finished with me yet.”

Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


Thanksgiving Revenge
Mike Luckovich

Molly Ivins: Thanks—No, Seriously

In keeping with the season, we can start by expressing our appreciation to the right-wingers for the chuckles they’ve given us since Election Day.

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


Morgan

Melanie Morgan Takes Aim at Pelosi

Radio host Melanie Morgan launches a right-wing tirade against Nancy Pelosi, saying: “We’ve got a bull’s-eye painted on her big, wide, laughing eyes.”  Later in the clip, the pundits on the show are then too fixated by a discussion of Pelosi’s style of blinking to offer a more nuanced critique of House leadership.

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: House Politics, Traitor Joe, Education and O.J.

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer breaks down the race for speaker, Lieberman’s threats, the reason the education system is broken and O.J.‘s revolting hypothetical.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


Videocast: Robert Scheer on House Politics, Traitor Joe, Education and O.J.

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer breaks down the race for speaker, Lieberman’s threats, the reason the education system is broken and O.J.‘s revolting hypothetical.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


Hoyer Elected House Majority Leader

The vote is in, and the results are disappointing. Steny Hoyer beat John Murtha by a vote of 149 to 86 in the election for House majority leader.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: Draining the Congressional Swamp

While the post-election shoving and shuffling on Capitol Hill sounds dull, parochial and petty to the rest of the world, the choices that politicians make among themselves can be telling.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


Murtha
AP Photo / Dennis Cook

Robert Scheer: Murtha’s No Lefty, But He’s Right

If they know what’s good for them, the Democrats will heed the call of the voters on Thursday and elect Iraq war critic John Murtha as their leader in the House.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Women Rock the Vote

The media have largely ignored the role women played in swinging the election, as well as the unprecedented power they’ll now wield in Congress.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


Nancy Pelosi
wkrn.com

Pelosi Campaigns for Murtha

Nancy Pelosi has thrown her support to ally John Murtha in the race for House majority leader with a letter sent to House Democrats, citing his campaign against the Iraq war as a major factor in the Democrats’ recent midterm victory. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Nov 13, 2006 READ MORE


Nov. 7 architects

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Architects of Nov. 7

Truthdig salutes the individuals and organizations that swept the Democrats to victory: the members of the Democratic leadership, and the progressive netroots. Kudos all around.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


Andy Borowitz: Dems, GOP’ers Agree to Take Two Years Off

The political satirist reports on an ingenious plan by the leadership of both parties to rest up for negative campaigning in 2008.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


Video collage

Weekly Video Roundup

The best videos of this week include a stunning clip of Bush unabashedly admitting that he lied to America; a hysterical sendup of Rumsfeld’s contempt for reporters; and Stephen Colbert’s tribute to the scandal-ridden GOP.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


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AP Photo

No Such Thing As Luck

Nancy Pelosi, set to become the first woman, Californian and Italian-American speaker of the House, defied the odds to drive her party to victory.  According to a San Francisco Chronicle profile, Pelosi’s determination and cold calculation had as much to do with the Democrats’ success as President Bush’s unpopularity.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Pelosi, Rummy, Sanders and the L.A. Times

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on Nancy Pelosi’s speakership, Rumsfeld’s resignation, Bernie Sanders in the Senate and the fiasco at the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


Videocast: Robert Scheer on Pelosi, Rummy, Sanders and the LA Times

Truthdig editor Robert Scheer sounds off on Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, Rumsfeld’s resignation, Bernie Sanders in the Senate and the fiasco at the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


Bush and Pelosi
From CNN

Watch Out for the Voodoo, Nancy

Using body language suggestive of Gloria Steinem squaring off with Larry Flynt, presumed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took her first post-election meeting with President Bush—engaging in what may have been the least comfortable handshake in modern American political history.

Posted on Nov 9, 2006 READ MORE


Maher and Scarborough

Bill Maher: Impeach Bush

Bill Maher went on “Scarborough Country” to list his reasons for impeaching Bush.

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    Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


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