Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi believes minimizing the "role of money in politics" and increasing "the level of civility in debate" will go a long way toward getting more women to run for office. But what's money really got to do with it?
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and Senate and House Republican leaders have announced their selections for the deficit-reduction "super committee." The 12-person council will attempt to cut about $1.5 trillion in federal spending over the next decade. (more)
There is something weird going on in the Republican Party when Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is the voice of reason. There is something dangerous going on in the Republican Party when he is vilified for it.
The passage of health care reform provided the first piece of incontestable evidence that Washington has changed.
The House minority leader got a bit hot and bothered just before the House vote approving the Senate's version of health care reform, repeatedly dropping H-E-double hockey sticks. Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke instead to history.
After decades of second-class treatment, America's female aviators of the Second World War have been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Although 38 of their number died in the line of duty, the women fliers received none of the benefits of male pilots and weren't even recognized as veterans until 1977.
Nancy Pelosi wasted no time slapping down a National Republican Congressional Committee press release that said "taxpayers can only hope [Gen. Stanley] McChrystal is able to put her in her place." That's "her," as in the House speaker, whose place is running one of the coequal branches of government.