Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Think Obama Needs a Vote Before Starting a War in Syria Either

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 11:15 am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sided with President Obama’s incredible claim that he legal authority to start wars on his own. At a press conference on Thursday, Pelosi stated she doesn’t believe Congress needs to vote before the President can start what is effectively a multi-year military operation designed to change the regime in [...]

What Is Even the Point of Trying to Make Pelosi Speaker?

By: Thursday April 4, 2013 9:08 am

President Obama went to a DCCC fundraiser and told all the big donors about how he needed Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House again. He claimed it would be a “whole lot easier to govern” if she were. While the line was meant to get donors to open their wallets, it is so [...]

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 [...]

Pelosi Backs Cutting Social Security Benefits

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 12:36 pm

President Obama wants a deal that will cut Social Security benefits by changing how the cost of living increase is measured. The only things that can stop Social Security from being cut are Congressional Republicans rejecting the overall deal or Congressional Democrats rejecting it. In an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, House Minority Leader Nancy [...]

Obama Doesn’t Rule Out Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age in Barbara Walters Interview

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:08 am

In an interview to be broadcast this Friday night, ABC’s Barbara Walters asked the President about the possibility of raising the Medicare eligibility retirement age, and he did not dismiss it as unacceptable.

Dems Start Negotiating Against Themselves on Bush Tax Cuts

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 12:19 pm

We are still months away from the so called “fiscal cliff” or “taxmaggedon” when among other things the Bush tax cut extension expires.  But the Democratic leadership has already started negotiations against itself. With negotiations with the GOP not having really begun, Pelosi has already moved the Democratic ask to the right in a preemptive [...]

How Can Boehner Say Yes When the Deal Gets Sweeter by the Day?

By: Monday July 25, 2011 7:36 am

To maintain his role as head of the Republican caucus Speaker John Boehner can’t cut just any old deal with the Democrats, at least not now that so much rides on this particular fight. Even if Boehner and most of the Republican leadership want to cut a deal, and that isn’t a given, the only [...]

Does Hoyer Count Changing the COLA as a Benefit Cut?

By: Wednesday July 20, 2011 12:27 pm

I called Hoyer’s office this morning to ask if he considers cutting the COLA a benefit cut, but haven’t received a response.

Why Pelosi isn’t at the Table: She Doesn’t Say No

By: Monday June 27, 2011 7:42 am

The negotiation table is like the poker table, you don’t get a seat unless you have chips to pay with. By failing to prove she actually has the will and/or power to say no, Pelosi has shown the president she has no leverage, so doesn’t deserve a seat.