Jim Marshall, Iraq War Hawk, Takes Over US Institute of Peace

By: Friday September 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Jim Marshall, a former Blue Dog Democratic House member from Georgia, was picked to become the President and CEO of the US Institute of Peace. I suppose it could be worse; it’s not a lobbying job, really, and hey, conflict management and resolution is a nice gig.


FDL’s Hot House: (10/27 Update) 102 Congressional Races to Watch

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 1:50 pm

There are several updates today thanks mainly to a new round of polling from The Hill newspaper. At the beginning of the week, I wrote of how remarkably competitive so many of these races remained so close to election day, and how many would break one way or another depending on the atmosphere this last week. With that in mind, the news is not good for Democrats.

ConservaDems Run Ads Trashing Pelosi

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 6:30 pm

I hopped on a conference call with Nancy Pelosi a little late today, and didn’t find much to report. She was focused on the election and the choice voters have to face, and didn’t want to hear much about dissension within the Democratic ranks. Someone asked a question about members running away from the health care bill, and she insisted that “the plural of anecdote is not data,” that “at least 200 members are out there boasting the HC bill,” and that everybody is running their own race in their own district, and some issues work in those districts better than others.

But I have to think Pelosi is none too happy about Democratic candidates, receiving money from Democratic campaign sources, touting their intentions to vote against her for Speaker.

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