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Dreams of a Government Shutdown?

Republicans in the House have been pulling long hours to enact a continuing resolution that would extend funding for the rest of the fiscal year. And if they fail to get it passed before the current continuing resolution runs out, they plan to pass a stopgap short-term measure to prevent a government shutdown. Meanwhile, it […]

Pelosi: ‘We Have No Regrets … Deficit Reduction Has Been a High Priority’

Exit, lying: Watch the latest video at The facts: When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at [$8.67 trillion]. The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi’s Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was [$13.86 trillion] – a roughly $5.2 trillion increase […]

In E-Mail, Democracy for America Claims Credit for Bernie Sanders Filibuster

If you were wondering Friday why Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont Socialist, now apparently owns C-SPAN2, the answer — at least according to Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America (DFA) — is that he was following orders. This morning, Hasan sent this e-mail to DFA’s list: It’s weeks like this that I’m reminded why I love working […]

‘President of the Back of the Bus’

In order to keep the leadership perks for herself and fellow big-shot honky Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi created a meaningless “No. 3” position for James Clyburn. Michelle Malkin’s snarktastic reaction: Imagine if the Republicans created a figurehead position out of thin air to keep “the black guy” from making waves and challenging the two white people at the […]

Nancy Pelosi Tries to Evade Responsibility for Historic Defeat of House Democrats

At last count, losses for House Democrats appeared to total at least 63 seats, pending absentee ballots in some races and possible recounts in others. Among the defeated Democrats were such long-serving incumbents as Rick Boucher (14 terms, VA-9) and Paul Kanjorski (13 terms, PA-11), who had survived even the 1994 “Contract With America” GOP […]

Arguably The Most False Analysis Of The 2010 Election

by Smitty A stunning case of cranial rectalitis on display. OK, the venue, Salon, is anything but unexpected, but William Saletan just couldn’t be further off base without exiting the ballpark. Empasis mine: I’m not buying the autopsy or the obituary. In the national exit poll, voters were split on health care. Unemployment is at […]

BUMPED: New Dennis Campaign Clip, Plus, Next House Located For Nancy

by Smitty Update: It looks like FilmLadd strikes again, this time reprising A Few Good Men. Before anyone gets all nitpicky about the smoking materials, your attention is drawn to this link, which implies that Nancy is OK with a blunt, as long as no one is dressed in S&M garb, not that I have […]

Pelosi: Raising Money for Democrats More Important Than Her Voters

Explaining why she has refused to debate her Republican challenger, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that raising money for Democratic candidates “across the country” is a higher priority for her. A video posted at Republican John Dennis’s Web site, shows Pelosi being asked, “”Would you be open to debating your Republican opponent John Dennis in […]

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