Congressional Dems Begin Pushing for Unilateral Solution to the Debt Limit

By: Monday January 7, 2013 7:21 am

Unwilling to be the victim of yet another fake hostage crisis, some Congressional Democrats have already begun pushing for a unilateral solution to the debt ceiling. On Friday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reaffirmed her position that President Obama should simply invoke the 14th Amendment to declare the debt ceiling unconstitutional. From The Hill: The [...]

Nadler: Fire Alan Simpson From the Deficit Commission

By: Thursday August 26, 2010 12:51 pm

Jerold Nadler joins fellow Democratic members of Congress calling on President Obama to fire Alan Simpson from the Catfood Commission.  He just issued a statement: We cannot trust the integrity of any product or recommendations of the Commission as long as former Senator Simpson is the Chairman. His insulting and outrageous comments reveal his own [...]

Glenn Greenwald and Eliot Spitzer on the Gaza Flotilla

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 7:39 am

You don’t often get a piece of cable TV this good, so it’s worth transcribing and posting in its entirety. Yesterday, two Netanyahu propagandists appeared on MSNBC prior to Glenn Greenwald, painting a picture of the flotilla raid that was so grossly distorted it was unrecognizable as the incident that is being rightfully condemned around [...]

FDL Statement on Health Care Reform

By: Wednesday January 20, 2010 1:42 am

Ezra Klein says that “a Democratic Party that would abandon their central initiative this quickly isn’t a Democratic Party that deserves to hold power.” I would add that if they don’t stand up to the lobbyists they’ve kowtowed to from the start, “holding power” won’t be anything they have to worry about.

Why the Democrats Can’t Pass A Bill Without a Public Option, By the Numbers

By: Wednesday November 11, 2009 12:21 pm

Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman are running around saying that they’ll kill any bill that has a public option. Quite predictably. And everyone in the media (and on the Hill) are kowtowing to them, saying that this means that it will have to go. Their calculus is that progressives in the House will want health care passed so badly that they’ll eventually cave and vote for a bill that doesn’t have one.

Now, maybe this is true. But as someone who counts votes like other people count sheep, I’m not getting it. Someone is going to have to explain the math.

Nadler on AmericaBlog: “At Least Some of Us ARE Fighting Back” on Health Care

By: Monday September 21, 2009 12:30 pm

Rep. Nadler: At least some of us ARE fighting back, and in the health care fight, the public option is still very much alive only because the progressives have stood together and held our ground and said that, regardless of what the President or Leadership says, we won’t vote for any bill w/o a public option.