Oh Hollywood, Wherefore Art Thou on Syria?

By: Saturday September 7, 2013 11:30 am

The silence of the sheep? As we teeter on the brink of bombing Syria, there is a huge void, a vast emptiness, a vacuum. We have no hot air, no rousing speeches nor paparazzi photo ops. Celebrities are curiously absent from the “Bomb/Don’t Bomb Syria” dialogue.

 

Congressional Vote on Syria Whip Count, Sept 6: What Happens When Nancy Pelosi Drops the Pimp Hand?

By: Friday September 6, 2013 6:50 am

As we begin Day 5 of our whip effort, the dynamics that will shape a final House vote are starting to become clear.

White House Fails to Persuade Democrats on Libya

By: Friday June 24, 2011 9:45 am

The House is voting today on two measures. One, to authorize the Libya mission for one year while banning ground troops, will fail. The other, to defund the mission (with notable exceptions), is likely to pass. Then the Senate won’t take up the defunding bill, and possibly take up the authorization, which has been pushed by John Kerry and John McCain.

BREAKING! Weiner Roast: Pelosi, Dem Leaders Oppose Members Who Do Bad Things

By: Saturday June 11, 2011 11:59 am

It now appears that Nancy Pelosi has now joined Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Mr. Israel in asking Mr. Weiner to resign. We are fortunate that Congress is standing up for ethical behavior among its members.

The Opposite of Leadership: President Obama’s Tax Cut for the Rich

By: Friday December 3, 2010 2:00 pm

President Obama has damaged America by compromising on issues of principle with the unprincipled Republicans.

Why Did the DCCC Lie to Their Members About Health Care?

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 1:15 pm

Instead of letting his members know they were in danger, Van Hollen lied to them. He commenced a propaganda campaign to keep them from finding out the truth: that for many members, voting for the health care bill could very well mean the end of their political careers.

Pelosi: Administration Should Place A Moratorium On Discharges Under DADT

By: Saturday May 1, 2010 10:00 am

This essentially calls the Administration’s bluff.

Pelosi Says “F*&k You” to Trumka and the AFL-CIO

By: Saturday September 26, 2009 11:30 am

Since other unions outside the AFL-CIO are working the yo-yo on the trigger, Trumka is the lone holdout.  He’s the mainstay, and there is tremendous pressure building within the AFL in response to arm twisting from the White House for him to cave.  And if he falls, it’s going to be difficult for the rest of the veal pen not to follow suit.  So, he’s being directly threatened. 

The message is clear:  “Get in line or we pay for your precious ‘public option’ by fucking you on health care benefits.”

If Trumka suddenly starts singing the praises of triggers (even if they instantly “yo-yo” it back and insist he was misquoted), you’ll know it worked.

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