Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House

This page contains material about the first female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, her goals and her agenda, and the news and opinion you may have missed if you get all your information from television.

Her main goal, presumably, is the advancement of the Democratic Party Platform, which has a page of its own.

Recently, Ms. Pelosi seems to have come to a fork in the road:  She is a Catholic, but she also is a proponent of abortion, also known as fetal homicide.  This subtopic is now discussed in a subsection of its own, located here.

Another big subtopic that comes and goes from the headlines is Ms. Pelosi's taste for luxurious air travel at the taxpayers' expense.  That topic is discussed here.

Pelosi Plans to Keep the 'Spy on All Bank Accounts' Clause in the $3.5T bill.  Democrats, now the party of the hardcore Left, have a clause in the $3.5 trillion bill that will allow the government to look at any account making transactions — like paying rent — of $600 or more.  That takes in almost every American.  Politicians will be able to spy on everyone's account.  They will know everything about you.  At the same time, they plan to hire up to 95,000 new IRS employees to look for people not paying their fair share.  We have already seen what these people do with power and how they use it against people who don't agree with them.  What do you think they will do with this kind of power?  Will they cancel gun manufacturers?  Abuse conservatives and when they run out of them, abuse their own?  I watched a recent Bill O'Reilly podcast in which he said it will never remain in the bill.  He's naive if he believes that.  It's an important power grab for them.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has been acting like a dicatator, was asked about it and she sounded pretty definite about it remaining in the bill.  She said the number is open to negotiations but not the clause.

Pelosi Says She Thinks "A Lot" About What She Would do if She "Ruled the World" During Remarks at NATO Parliamentary Assembly.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday [10/11/2021] said she thinks a lot about what she would do if she ruled the world.  Pelosi made the remarks during a NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Lisbon, Portugal.

Pelosi lectures reporters, says they 'could do a better job selling' Build Back Better.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lectured congressional reporters Tuesday [10/12/2021] on Capitol Hill for not doing a good enough job "selling" President Biden's Build Back Better plan.  A new CBS News poll revealed only 10% of respondents said they knew "a lot of the specifics" of what's included in Biden's $3.5 trillion spending package.  Asked about the low number of Americans informed on the matter, Pelosi placed the blame not on the White House, but on the press.  "Do you think you need to do a better job at messaging, and going forward, how do you sell this?" CBS News' Nikole Killion wondered.  "Well I think you all could do a better job of selling it, to be very frank with you," Pelosi responded, saying the media has not done justice to the list of items in the bill, such as Family Medical Leave.

Watters probes Pelosi's wealth explosion, says she and husband seem to 'always know what the right investment is'.  As of 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, and her husband, real estate developer Paul Pelosi, had accumulated a combined $315,000,000 in wealth, and according to an investigation by Fox News host Jesse Watters, something about this doesn't seem right.  During a segment Saturday on Fox News' "Watters' World," he dug deep into her and her husband's past and discovered nuggets of information suggesting corruption may be afoot.  He started by noting that sometime after Pelosi's husband opened the real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm Financial Leasing Services, Inc., he used his newly made "connections" to push her into politics, "helping her get elected to Congress in 1987."  Following her election to office, their wealth exploded. [...] The most recent wealth explosion occurred after she became House speaker again in 2018.  "That year, her financial disclosure report revealed a net worth of over 114 million.  Then in 2019, Pelosi's assets totaled up to a whopping 271 million.  And in 2020, those numbers went up even more to as high as 315 million bucks.  Quite a lot of crumbs," Watters said.  He then asked the question on everyone's mind:  "Where's the money coming from?"

'Watters' World' investigates Nancy Pelosi's financial dealings up to $315 million in assets.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has served in Congress for nearly 34 years and presently presides in a top-tier position as one of the most powerful figures in the U.S. government.  Amid a recent flurry of complicated decisions she's had to face as leader of her caucus, Fox News host Jesse Watters launched a "Watters' World" investigation into her financial dealings during her tenure in politics.  Last week, the Speaker was unable to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill as progressives in her own party signaled their disapproval.  Watters condemned her policies, saying they're making it "harder and harder for average Americans to accumulate wealth," shackling them with taxes and "destroying the dollar with reckless spending."  The current salary of a Speaker of the House sits in the low six-figures, yet Pelosi is one of the richest members of Congress.

Twilight of the Democrat dinosaurs — Biden and Pelosi are finished.  For a bill that supposedly cost "nothing," Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi can't even persuade their own party to vote for it. [...] The Squad, which couldn't care less what voters think beyond their own dead blue districts, have declared "my way or the highway" on government taxing and spending to the moon, while a moderate blue-dog caucus of about 20, whose members aren't too public (out of fear of the Squad), doesn't like this crap at all, knowing that its passage for each of them means that a Republican will take their seat in 2022.  So naturally, the whole thing has crashed.  The spectacular failure of this $1-trillion spendathon, supposedly on "infrastructure," as well as their Bernie Sanders-crafted $3.5-trillion pork "reconciliation," is now Biden's and Pelosi's legacy.

Nancy Pelosi Accused Of Being Drunk After Slurred Speech, Weird Outbursts During Press Conference.  Conservatives are accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being under the influence on Twitter after she exhibited strange behavior during a press conference.  A video clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a press conference has left many online questioning whether or not she was sober at the time.  In the video, Pelosi stutters, giggles, randomly says "hi" to someone, and puts her mask on upside down before walking away from the podium in an exhibition of strange behavior that has been making rounds on the internet.

Pelosi Slips When She Talks About Whose Agenda 'Build Back Better' Is.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, when Pelosi spoke to Congress today, she made a pretty big slip when she spoke about the Build Back Better bill.  She said that there was a requirement to pass the bill and "keep government open." "We have to do those imminently," Pelosi stuttered.  "More imminently to fully address the full Obama agenda of building back better."  [Video clip]  Now, was that too much adult libation for lunch that made her misspeak?  Or was she really saying something there?  It had a lot of people talking because there's often speculation on who the people are behind Biden.  It even trended on Twitter.  Barack Obama had previously joked himself that if he could get someone to front for him, he would.

Pelosi Cheers as Dems Pass Radical Abortion Without Limits Bill — Legalizes Partial Birth Abortion, Dismembering Babies, Lifts All Restrictions.  Democrats passed the most radical pro-abortion bill in history on Friday — as Americans remain stranded in Afghanistan and the US southern border remains wide open to unvaccinated illegal aliens.  The new law legalized partial-birth abortion, dismembering babies, decapitating babies, and targeting babies in the womb for any reason.  And Nancy Pelosi cheered.

Pelosi Brags to UK's Boris Johnson About Her Father — Forgets to Mention He Was Investigated for Connections to the Mob.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly shared with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that her father was in the US Capitol when Winston Churchill made his speech at the beginning of World War II.  Pelosi neglected to tell Johnson that her father was investigated for connections to the mob.  Yesterday [9/21/2021] UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Capitol and spoke with the most sinister Speaker in US history, Nancy Pelosi. [...] What Pelosi neglected to tell Johnson is that her father was also investigated for connections to the mob.

President Kennedy Asked the FBI to Look Into Speaker Pelosi's Father for Connections to the Mob.  President John F. Kennedy requested that Speaker Pelosi's father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. be investigated by the FBI for his connections to organized crime.  The related FBI documents were quietly released on January 6th.  On January 6th the FBI quietly released documents related to Nancy Pelosi's father.  Thomas D'Alesandro Jr was investigated by the FBI in 1961 per a request from President John F. Kennedy.  The document drop was released while Big Media and the Democrats were busy approving a stolen election and pushing the narrative that Trump supporters are violent. [...] The documents released on the 6th provide evidence that Pelosi's father was investigated by the FBI based on Kennedy's concerns.  The results of the investigation were provided to Kennedy and his brother Bobby, the Attorney General.

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I suspected in January that the government was doing something they didn't want anyone to notice, using the Capitol riot as a diversion.  Now we know what it was.  You might hear a pin drop in a quiet room, but you probably won't hear a pin drop if it happens right after a bowling ball drops.  This move by the FBI probably wasn't the only (other) thing going on that day.

It's Coming from Inside the House:  STOCK Act Violations Pile Up for House Dems.  Earlier this year, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul drew the ire of watchdog groups when they made $5.3 million dollars exercising options in tech companies that the Speaker regulates.  The trade time was curious; the payoff was grand.  The Pelosis got away with, what many consider to be, a blatant example of insider trading.  Using government knowledge for personal gain is prohibited under the STOCK Act.  It didn't stop Pelosi and it hasn't stopped her second in command, either.  Assistant Speaker of the House Katherine Clark, D-Mass., has failed to disclose $285,000 in transactions, "including investments in Google's parent company Alphabet Inc.; Best Buy; First Solar; investment firm BlackRock; pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline; data management company Iron Mountain; and water technology company Xylem Inc," Fox News reports.  The transactions were made on June 4th but not reported until August 15th — exceeding the 45-day reporting limit established by the STOCK Act.

Pelosi Met By Hecklers During Stop in England.  On Saturday [9/18/2021] during a her visit in the North of England, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was met by angry English protesters who told her to "go back to Epstein Island" and "Trump won!" [...] Pelosi is currently visiting the United Kingdom for the G7 Speakers meeting.  During one of her first speeches in the foreign country, Pelosi thought it would be a good time to trash Trump supporters while representing the United States overseas.  The speaker referred to the 80 million Trump supporters as a "cult" as she continued to divide America and turn the world against former President Donald Trump and his supporters.

Capitalism has worked very well for Nancy Pelosi and her husband.
Pelosi: Capitalism hasn't served U.S. as well as it should.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said capitalism isn't serving the U.S. as it should.  On Friday at the Chatham House in London, the Democrat explained how the U.S. economy hasn't benefited from capitalism.  She insisted the U.S. can't have a system that benefits some by depending on the exploitation of workers and the environment.  "In America, capitalism is our system, it is our economic system, but it has not served our economy as well as it should," said Pelosi.  "And so, what we want to do is not walk away from it, but improve it and make sure it serves us."

And now a few words in defense of capitalism:
The Deep Optimism Manifesto.  [Scroll down]  There is a general attack on capitalism these days, claiming that greedy capitalists are destroying the world to make a profit.  Degrowth is the new plastics.  Wokeness is winning.  Doom and gloom is coming unless we change radically.  I believe those arguments are based on faulty assumptions and faulty models of the future.  As we optimists see it, people don't understand how good things are and how much better they will be.  And we get called names for this!  People get upset when they learn that the world isn't about to end and children don't have to fear for their futures.

Nancy Pelosi Says Biden is 'Perfect' Because He 'Knows Foreign Policy!'  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi heaped praise on Joe Biden in a recent interview where she declared the Commander-in-Chief "perfect" due to his extensive knowledge of "foreign policy."  "We're so fortunate that he did not win for President before when he ran, because we needed him now.  He's perfect for now.  He knows his foreign policy, he was Chair of the Foreign Policy Committee.  He extends a hand of friendship to friends and foe alike," said Pelosi.  [Video clip]

The Masking of the Servant Class:  Ugly COVID Images From the Met Gala Are Now Commonplace.  Last month, a delightful event was hosted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for wealthy Democratic donors in Napa — the same wine region of choice for Gov. Newsom's notorious dinner party — at which the cheapest tickets were $100 each and a "chair" designation was available for $29,000.  Video of the outdoor festivities showed an overwhelmingly white crowd of rich Democratic donors sitting maskless virtually on top of one another — not an iota of social distancing to be found — as Pelosi imparted her deep wisdom about public policy.  Pelosi's donor gala took place as millions face eviction, ongoing joblessness, and ever-emerging mandates of various types.  It was also held just five days after the liberal county government of Los Angeles, in the name of Delta, imposed a countywide mask requirement for "major outdoor events."  In nearby San Francisco, where Pelosi's mansion is found, the liberal-run city government has maintained a more restrictive outdoor mask policy than the CDC: [...]

Pelosi in April: 'We Cannot Require Someone to Be Vaccinated, That's Just Not What We Can Do'.  Previous comments made by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the rounds on social media Friday after Joe Biden's recently announced federal vaccine mandate, with footage showing the top Democrat saying "we cannot require someone to be vaccinated."

Pelosi's Archbishop Threatens to Excommunicate Her, Other Prominent Dems From the Church Over Abortion.  Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is in danger of being excommunicated from the Catholic Church for her continuous support of the murder of unborn children.  Over the weekend, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who just so happens to be the archbishop of Pelosi's home diocese in San Francisco, California, wrote an essay in the Washington Post, announcing that excommunication is a potential action to take against self-proclaimed Catholic Democrat leaders who support abortion.  In his piece, Cordileone urged Catholic politicians to oppose abortion, saying that "[y]ou cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings."

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What took him so long?  The archbishop has held his office for almost nine years.  Nancy Pelosi has been a U.S. representative 1987.

Pelosi's archbishop calls for ex-communication of pols now pushing for abortion.  Is the Catholic Church finally showing some leadership?  Sure looks like it, with this Washington Post op-ed by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: [...] The bishop in New Orleans wouldn't put up with a grave evil of racism in his parishes, and Cordileone is now showing the same backbone.  I think he had to, given that creatures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as well as Joe Biden have been so loud and extreme about their abortion advocacy.  They aren't just quietly enabling abortion and saying they're "personally opposed" anymore, as Democrats have attempted to weasel out with in the past, they're addicted to money and powerful lobbies, and thus, speak the party line of groups such as Planned Parenthood now.  It's time someone put a stop to that runaway train, and one archbishop has now stepped forward.  Too bad it's not all of them.  But this op-ed may just open the door.

Nancy Pelosi Under Fire For Adding $200M Earmark For Presidio Park In San Francisco.  House Republicans have been doing whatever possible to stop the Democrats from passing their latest massive spending proposal.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was called out for adding her own special projects to the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.  "It wasn't 3.5 they voted for.  It was nearly $5 trillion they just voted for this week," explained House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).  "There is no longer a centrist Democrat.  There is no longer a moderate Democrat.  Every single Democrat voted for this."  This process is known as earmarking and Pelosi was recently called out by some on the right for slipping a $200 million earmark into the package for the historic Presidio Park in San Francisco.

Pelosi: House Will Vote to Codify Roe v. Wade in Response to Texas Heartbeat Law.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday [9/2/2021] that the House will vote to "enshrine into law reproductive health care for all women across America" following the Supreme Court's refusal to block a Texas law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat can be detected.  Pelosi's comments come after the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision just before midnight on Wednesday evening [9/1/2021] rejecting a challenge to a Texas law that prohibits the abortion of an unborn baby once a heartbeat can be detected.  Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Court's three liberal justices in dissent.

GOP Rep. Releases Video Excoriating Biden, Pelosi:  I Have Constituents Trapped In Afghanistan, Blocked By Taliban.  Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson (R) published a video to Twitter on Monday [8/30/2021] excoriating the Biden administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).  Jackson said he has constituents "trapped in Afghanistan" who are receiving no help from the Biden State Department, despite numerous dangerous stops at the Kabul airport.  He also slammed Pelosi for her inaction in seeking answers to the disastrous withdrawal.

Pelosi and Co. Abandon Biden and Leave Town as Kabul Attacks Continue.  Despite Americans being stuck in Afghanistan and members of our military dying in attacks made on the Kabul airport, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats have decided now was a good time to close up shop, leaving President Joe Biden with the Afghanistan mess.  According to Fox News, Pelosi and the Democrats stayed only so long as to work on domestic legislative agendas and then left.  With the Senate also out, Biden and his advisors are the only Democrats around to deal with the crisis.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy lambasted Pelosi and the Democrats over their seeming lack of concern as to what's happening to Americans overseas: [...]

Speaker Pelosi Jokes Around For 6 Minutes While Completely Ignoring the 12 US Servicemen Killed in Kabul Blasts.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joked around for 6 minutes while completely ignoring the 12 US Servicemen killed in the Kabul blasts.  Pelosi on Thursday [8/26/2021] joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed, elected officials and community leaders to commemorate Women's Equality Day.  Meanwhile American blood is spilling in Afghanistan.  Pelosi joked around for 6 minutes after she walked up to the lectern.

Nancy Pelosi's grotesque behavior after the bomb in Kabul was for a reason.  One of the things that disgusted conservatives following news of the bloody terrorist attack in Kabul that killed twelve Marines and one Navy corpsman was the fact that Nancy Pelosi, during a public appearance in San Francisco, not only didn't mention, she was also in an exceptionally jovial, joking mood.  My bet is that this wasn't mere callousness on her part.  Instead, she was engaged in a form of gaslighting because she knows that many of her constituents pay little attention to the news and don't want to hear negative things about Democrats.  Here's Pelosi, a woman without a care in the world:  [Tweet]  I believe that the reason Pelosi is behaving in this way is to keep her base from realizing that something bad happened.  It's a form of gaslighting that involves her shaping their reality through lies, not to drive them crazy, but to keep them ignorant.  She's getting help from the media too.

The Real Reason Democratic 'Moderates' Are Revolting Over the Biden-Pelosi Agenda.  The moderates don't trust Pelosi to keep her word on passing the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate two weeks ago at the same time as the House agrees to consider the budget bill.  It's a delicate dance that Pelosi is trying to choreograph, with the radicals not trusting her to deliver on the massive budget bill and the moderates not trusting her to keep her word on voting for the infrastructure deal.  Indeed, if the massive spending bill is passed by the House, many of the radicals wouldn't see the need for an infrastructure bill.  Conversely, the moderates don't want to be stuck voting for the hyperpartisan spending bill without the infrastructure bill.  It would be the kiss of death in swing districts, and it would be a major selling point for any of their Republican opponents.  Both groups feel they've been doublecrossed before.  Now, it's degenerated into a trillion-dollar game of chicken.

Afghanistan eats Joe and Nancy's pork.  On the night before Afghanistan collapsed, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and all the bigfoot Democrats were in the catbird seat.  Their $4.5-trillion stimulus package was in the bag with both houses of Congress, and all that was left was the vote.  Now things have changed. [...] The $1-trillion "infrastructure" bill, along with its Bernie Sanders-crafted $3.5-trillion "reconciliation" bill, are falling apart fast.  The Associated Press is making no bones about it.  Nancy Pelosi is begging her own moderates to play ball, and time is running out.  Nine Democrats are vowing to withhold votes, likely because they are hearing from voters, and Pelosi can afford to lose only three.

After swanky maskless party, GOP Rep dubs Speaker 'Gestapelosi' over 'unbelievable' House mask mandate.  A Republican House member is clapping back at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her hypocritical requirement that all members wear masks though video surfaced of her attending a swanky event near her home in California over the weekend where she and nearly all guests were dining maskless and in close quarters.  "Pelosi has decreed — she's like the Gestapo, I call her a 'Gestapelosi,' m-m-k?  Gestapelosi has decreed that members must wear masks or get fined.  Then, staff members can be arrested and jailed.  She is the Gestapelosi.  It's unbelievable that she's doing this kind of stuff," Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said during a presser Monday afternoon [8/23/2021].  During his Monday evening program, Fox News' primetime king Tucker Carlson also called out Pelosi over her insistence that members of the House be masked while in the chamber ostensibly due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, though she, in her personal life, seems less than concerned about the disease.

Overnight Nancy Pelosi Changes House Rules to Pass Green New Deal $3.5 Trillion Spending Package While Everyone Distracted by Afghanistan.  If you remember how Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi forced former Representative Bart Stupak and the 19 Blue Dog democrats to cave on the Obamacare construct in 2010, then you have a solid reference point for what Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are doing right now.  As you are reading this Nancy Pelosi has pulled together her leadership group overnight to change the House rules for legislative passage of the $3.5 trillion Green New Deal spending package under the auspices of "infrastructure."  This $3.5 trillion spending bill is in addition to the $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that came from the Senate, and... she is using the $2 trillion budget package as the carrier for a slick "Deem and Pass" maneuver.  As we have seen before, right now Pelosi is changing the House rules to have a single vote on the current budget proposal which will include a 'deem and pass' provision that adds the $3.5 trillion Green New Deal spending package to it.

Only people 'of color' wear masks:Nancy Pelosi hosts a tony Napa fundraiser.  House speaker Nancy Pelosi has hosted another tony fundraiser for Democrats.  It was in wine-country Napa Valley, of course, redolent of the Tuscan countryside. [...] The all-white fat cats, who paid $100 to $29,000 a pop, are all seated in close quarters in that same general region where Gavin Newsom held his unmasked French Laundry dinner, with, again, none of them wearing masks.  And the service staff?  They're black, they're Hispanic, they're maybe Filipino.  And to a person, they're all masked.  This is pretty crummy optics.  Black and brown people wear masks; white people who make six figures don't.  It highlights the race and class divide in all of these COVID shutdowns promoted by Democrats.  Message:  If you're poor, you're black, you're Mexican, you're Filipino, and you work for a low-wage catering company, you're going to wear a mask as a sign of your servility, your condition of employment at all.  If you don't, you're out with the homeless.

Video Emerges Showing Massive Party Thrown By Mask Nazi, Nancy Pelosi, No Attendees Wore Masks, Only The Serfs Serving Them.  Mask-pushing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was apparently caught addressing an outdoor crowd of mask-less Democratic big wigs in COVID-19-riddled Napa Valley over the weekend, according to video and tweets.  A clip of the close-quartered fundraiser was posted on Facebook by Democratic Party donor and winemaker Kathryn Walt Hall — and promptly blasted out on Twitter.  [Video clip]

Video shows hordes of maskless people at Pelosi fundraiser.  Mask-pushing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was apparently caught addressing an outdoor crowd of mask-less Democratic big wigs in COVID-19-riddled Napa Valley over the weekend, according to video and tweets.  A clip of the close-quartered fund-raiser was posted on Facebook by Democratic Party donor and winemaker Kathryn Walt Hall — and promptly blasted out on Twitter.  The footage appeared to show dozens of unmasked people seated elbow to elbow at long luncheon tables as Pelosi gave a speech and masked waiters ambled between the listeners.  "All the servants fully masked," tweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald.  "The almost-entirely old, white, rich crowd of DCCC donors free to go maskless as they're served."

Nancy Pelosi Hosts "Super Spreader" Event In Napa For Maskless Old White Liberals.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) was seen without her mask over the weekend at a Democrat Party fundraiser event full of unmasked attendees.  The event was hosted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in Napa, California, where Pelosi was seen delivering remarks unmasked.  The event was exclusively for old white liberals at a super spreader event while their ethnic, masked staff wait on them hand and foot. [...] Notably, the only people seen wearing masks were the service staff, highlighting the fact that Democrat elites see masks as reserved only for the peasant class.  The event also reportedly included pro-mask former Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, who apologized last year after getting caught without a mask amid the statewide mask mandate she imposed.

With Infamous "Wine Cave" Donor Help, Pelosi Greases the Palms of 9 Democrats and the West Coast Elites.  Kathryn Walt Hall is one of those blue-blooded, monied elites who own politicians through their largesse.  Walt Hall and her husband Craig Hall were the infamous "wine cave" purveyors behind the 2020 Primary election brouhaha with then-Presidential candidates Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Liawatha). The couple hosted Mayor Pete for a $1,000 a glass fundraiser for his campaign, and Sen. Fauxcahontas called him on it. [...] This couple, through their shell corporation the Hall Financial Group, Inc., has given billions of dollars to Democrats since the 1980s, to make sure they have a controlling interest in who will be the next President, Governor, Senators, and Congressmen.  This last cycle, to the tune of $50,000, they contributed to Dementia Joe's Biden Victory Fund.  The couple has also hosted our Governor Hair Gel for a few events, and other Democrat candidates and office holders who they considered malleable and influential (remember Tom Daschle?)

Nancy Pelosi snubs bipartisanship.  Pelosi has made an ultimatum:  The country will either get a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a much larger Democratic megaspending bill or neither.  Her majority will be the collateral.  The problem with our politics is that the fringes have become far more emboldened, and more powerful, than the broad middle (center, center-right, center-left) that does still exist in U.S. politics.  The enemy of this broad middle, and all who yearn for pragmatism and compromise in politics, has a name:  Nancy Pelosi.

Report: Pelosi May "Sacrifice" Vulnerable Democrats to Advance the Liberal Swamp Agenda.  According to a new report, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi may "sacrifice" vulnerable Democrats in the House by cutting their campaigning short so that she could advance far-left Democrat agendas.  Politicians in the month of August are rewarded with a "recess" which is usually used as campaigning time however Speaker Pelosi seems to have a different plan this time around.  With Democrats holding a slim majority in the House and their hopes of keeping that majority fading, Pelosi reportedly wants to cut the House's recess short so that they can push through far-left agendas.

Salon Owner Who Outed Maskless Pelosi Headlines 'Save Our Paychecks' Event.  It's been nearly a year since San Francisco salon owner Erica Kious lost her business after exposing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's violation of California's COVID-19 lockdown rules to get her hair done.  "I thought if I ever lost my business, I would lose it in an earthquake," Kious said Tuesday [8/10/2021], speaking at a salon in Fresno, California, for the first "Save Our Paychecks" event sponsored by Heritage Action for America.  "Never did I think I would lose everything I worked for by leftist politics.  Gone."  Kious was traveling when she saw the video footage of Pelosi, who visited the now-defunct eSalon on Aug. 31.  "I went through the exact footage of her walking through my reception area with no mask," Kious said.  "I literally felt like she took a knife and stabbed me in the stomach. ... I know inside me what she did was wrong, completely wrong."  After her maskless visit to the salon made news headlines, Pelosi said:  "It was clearly a setup."  Kious flatly denied the accusation.

Obama runs into Nancy Pelosi after she was DISINVITED from his 'scaled down' 60th birthday.  On the island but off the list.  Nancy Pelosi is in Martha's Vineyard but off Barack Obama's 'trimmed' down birthday party list.  And it's awkward. can exclusively reveal the House Speaker had been cut from the list but travelled to the island regardless to attend a dinner in her honor, to be held on Sunday [8/8/2021].  According to one well informed source Saturday afternoon brought a tense meeting as Pelosi dined with Oprah Winfrey at the elite Vineyard Havens Country Club.

Pelosi Says She Is 'Very Confident' Democrats Will Win House In 2022.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Friday she is "very confident" Democrats will maintain control of the House in 2022.  "I'm very confident that we will win the House," Pelosi said during her weekly conference on Capitol Hill.  House Republicans would need to pick up around five seats to reclaim the majority.  Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney reportedly told Democrats that the party needs to course-correct before 2022 by doing more to promote President Joe Biden's agenda, sharing polling data with Democrats that showed Republicans with an edge, according to Politico.

Keywords:  Audition, coaching, rehearsal.
Pelosi Met With Police Officers Who Gave Shockingly Partisan Testimony About January 6.  Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Capitol and Metro Police officers who testified before the congressional "January 6 Commission," where the officers delivered shockingly partisan and widely-doubted accounts of the protest events.  Pelosi personally invited Harry Dunn, a Capitol police officer, and Metro police officers Daniel Hodges and Michael Fanone to the House gallery for a vote back in June, making it clear that Pelosi had those three officers handpicked.  Here is a photo of Pelosi meeting with Dunn, Fanone, and Hodges, alongside fellow leftist Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell.

Nancy [is] Pelosi Repeatedly Seen Maskless After Ordering Masks Again in the Capitol.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been caught without a mask numerous times in the U.S. Capitol after the return of a mask mandate and threatening anyone who opposes — even those who are vaccinated — with being arrested.  On the first day of the new mask mandate, where the members, staff, and visitors were being required to wear a "well-fitted" super mask, Pelosi (seen in the video above) was in the House chamber, speaking at the speaker's podium without a mask, and wiping her nose with a what looks like a Kleenex while also touching the area around her, as she is giving orders for others to wear the mask.

CRUZ: 'Nancy Pelosi Has No Authority' to 'Fine or Put People in Jail' for Not Wearing a Mask.  Senator Ted Cruz called-out Speaker Nancy Pelosi from the US Capitol Friday; saying the top Democrat "has no authority" to impose mask mandates on members of Congress, their visitors, or staff.  "Nancy Pelosi has no authority to disrespect the men and women of Congress by threatening to fine them or put them in jail for not wearing a mask," posted Cruz on Twitter.

Representatives Go on Offensive Against Pelosi's Mask Rule, Cite 27th Amendment.  Will It Work?  Three House Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday [7/27/2021] against Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after she enforced a mask mandate against them.  The three — Reps.  Thomas Massie, R-Ky.; Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.; and Ralph Norman, R-S.C. — had fines deducted from their salaries after refusing to wear masks on the House floor.  Among their claims is an unusual one: that the mask rule violates the 27th Amendment to the Constitution.  That amendment (sent to the states with the original Bill of Rights in 1789, but was not ratified until 1992) reads:  "No law, varying the compensation for services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened."  The plaintiffs argue that the mask rule violates the amendment because deducting a fine from their salaries varies their compensation downward.  Is their claim a winner?  Almost certainly not.

Republican Staffers Defy Pelosi:  Maskless 'Beer' Pong, Cigars in Capitol Hallway.  Republican staffers defied Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday evening by playing beer pong (with water) in a Capitol office hallway, smoking cigars, and socializing — without masks, courting arrest by Capitol Police.  As Breitbart News reported Thursday [7/29/2021], Pelosi ordered Capitol Police to arrest any staff and visitors who refused to comply with new mask mandates, which she imposed earlier in the week, regardless of vaccination status.  She ordered the Capitol Police to report members of Congress who refused to comply to the House Sergeant at Arms for disciplinary action.  In response, several GOP members of Congress defied Pelosi's orders by allowing staff to work without masks, or remotely.

Nancy Pelosi Orders the Arrest of Those Without Masks and the Capitol Police Play Along.  Throughout the "back the blue" craze of the Trump era, one thing became abundantly clear that largely quelled it — police follow orders.  That includes orders that are patently absurd and violate the basic freedoms of individuals.  Yes, law enforcement officers generally do good work and are to be respected for that, but if you are expecting them to stand up to their authorities to protect the rights of individuals, they are almost always going to disappoint you.  Take that revelation and do with it what you will. [...] Another example of that has emerged within the Capitol of the United States.  Nancy Pelosi has ordered the Capitol Police to arrest people who aren't wearing masks.  [Tweet]  If the USCP weren't such a ridiculously politicized department, they'd scoff at the notion of using manpower to arrest people for not wearing masks, especially when the edict is coming from a purely political place.  There is no science behind the idea of further mask-mandates anywhere.  That's especially true regarding the Capitol Building, where almost every person in attendance is vaccinated and has lasting protection from the effects of COVID.  Pelosi put this mask-mandate back into place for one reason — to poke at Republicans.  No data exists to actually supports the mandating of masks, much less in the Capitol.

Pelosi's Jan. 6th Committee Is A Charade That Smacks Of A Cover-Up.  Mark Twain once mused that if you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.  There will be no pause or reflection by the House select committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol.  That became abundantly plain as the hearings opened on Tuesday.  Nancy Pelosi won't allow it.  Her narrative of what happened that terrible day will be the only one permitted — all other facts [notwithstanding].  Pelosi's Democrat party is the majority in the House of Representatives, albeit narrowly.  As Speaker, she rules like a tyrant.  She abides no dissent, tolerates no differing opinion, and is contemptuous of the truth.  Only her truth is indulged.  Any contrary evidence will be suppressed or covered up.  Pelosi has no interest in the full story of what actually happened on January 6th.  She blames the great villain Donald Trump for everything and will countenance no other inquiry or outcome.  You must believe her or else.

'Expect endless retaliation': House riot committee provokes partisan war.  When Congress reconvened following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican House Administration Committee ranking member Rodney Davis met in the chamber and agreed that Congress should call for a bipartisan investigation into the unprecedented events of that day.  More than six months later, House lawmakers will launch a riot investigation that has provoked a partisan battle that now threatens any future cooperation between the two parties.  "This is a sham committee that's just politically driven by Speaker Pelosi," Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, said Thursday [7/22/2021].  Pelosi last week took the unprecedented step of blocking two of McCarthy's appointees to a 13-member select committee that appears to focus on the role of then-President Donald Trump and other Republicans leading up to and during the attack on the Capitol.

Democrats Realize There Are Consequences to Their Actions.  Meanwhile, the House is a horror show of radical left policies, from federal takeovers of state elections to bills that essentially ban independent contractors.  Making the entirety of the United States into California seems to be Rep. Nancy Pelosi's goal.  That California is currently a disaster doesn't seem to play into her calculation.  But it's not just policy that Democrats are pushing the envelope on.  When it comes to the inner workings of the House, Pelosi has thrown all caution to the wind, with the latest example being her select committee to investigate January 6th.  In a deeply partisan move, she's taken the ability away from Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to seat the Republicans he wants on the committee, a historical courtesy that was given to Pelosi when she was in the minority.

Nancy Pelosi's on her last legs.  Nancy Pelosi used to point her angry finger at Donald Trump, but she leaves him in the dust when it comes to busting norms, dividing Congress and causing mayhem.  If anyone is to blame for the hyper-partisanship in Washington these days, it's the spiteful House speaker.  She behaves more like a Mafia don waging a gang war than a dignified, fair and honest presiding officer, which is what the speaker's role requires.  Pelosi abuses her power in ways that once were unthinkable.  Her speakership has been the antithesis of Lincoln's entreaty to "the better angels of our nature." Everyone in Congress — and, by extension, the nation — has been sullied by the spite and vitriol she has injected into the political sphere.  There is no grace or Christian charity, just the barren wasteland of the zero-sum game, power for power's sake.  It's made all the worse by her increasingly frantic claims to be a "devout Catholic."  The fact that all this venom is packaged in the shape of a small, elderly, expensively shod woman has bestowed upon her an element of deference her actions do not deserve.  But last week there were a couple of signs that she's finally worn out her welcome.

Republicans Take Major Action Against "Authoritarian" Pelosi, Push to "Vacate" Her Chair.  On Friday [7/23/2021], the House Freedom Caucus sent a bombshell letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), urging him to remove Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from her position as Speaker after her "authoritarian" behavior in recent weeks.  The letter came in response to drama that took place this week relating to the formation of the January 6 riot Select Committee.  In their letter, the caucus told McCarthy they "respectfully request that you pursue the authorization of the House Republican Conference, pursuant to Conference rules, to file and bring up a privileged motion by July 31, 2021, to vacate the chair and end Nancy Pelosi's authoritarian reign as Speaker of the House."

Republicans Take Major Action Against "Authoritarian" Pelosi, Push to "Vacate" Her Chair.  On Friday [7/23/2021], the House Freedom Caucus sent a bombshell letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), urging him to remove Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from her position as Speaker after her "authoritarian" behavior in recent weeks.  The letter came in response to drama that took place this week relating to the formation of the January 6 riot Select Committee.  In their letter, the caucus told McCarthy they "respectfully request that you pursue the authorization of the House Republican Conference, pursuant to Conference rules, to file and bring up a privileged motion by July 31, 2021, to vacate the chair and end Nancy Pelosi's authoritarian reign as Speaker of the House."

'Devout Catholic' Pelosi Calls Taxpayer Funded Abortion an 'Issue of Fairness and Justice for Poor Women'.  When I went through RCIA the teacher said life is important.  We cannot compromise on life.  Protecting life starting at the room has been in our Catechism since the beginning.  The left wants to eliminate the Hyde Amendment since it bars the federal government from using taxpayer money to fund abortions except to save the life of the mother.  A reporter asked "devout Catholic" Nancy Pelosi about their crusade to fund infanticide with our money.  She tried to deflect, but the reporter eventually forced out an answer from her.  At first, Pelosi said:  "We think it's the right thing to do.  It is something that many of us have been concerned for a long time as an issue of health, as an issue of health, an issue of fairness, and we will send the bills over to the senate."  The reporter clarifies his question:  "No, it is a bill to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions.  To have money go to taxpayer-funded abortions."

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To recap:  "Devout Catholic" Pelosi says having the taxpayers pay for fetal homicide is "an issue of fairness," and "the right thing to do."

Archbishop to Pelosi:  Devout Catholics Do Not Support Abortion.  An archbishop on Thursday [7/22/2021] responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim that she is a devout Catholic who supports abortion.  "Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it.  The right to life is a fundamental — the most fundamental — human right, and Catholics do not oppose fundamental human rights," San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said in a statement.  Cordileone is the archbishop of Pelosi's home diocese.  Pelosi was asked during a press conference earlier in the day why Democrats have declined to allow a vote on a bill that would block taxpayer-funded abortions.  She said access to abortion is a health issue for many American women, "especially those in lower-income situations and in different states, and it is something that has been a priority for many of us a long time."

Pelosi Proves What a Sham Her Jan. 6 Commission Truly Is With Her Latest Move.  If you didn't already know that a "Jan. 6 Commission" controlled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was going to be a partisan witch hunt, Pelosi just confirmed it with her latest move.  Pelosi had appointed Democratic choices to the Commission including Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), so you already know how biased it was going to be, stacked with anti-Trump people.  It was already stacked, with Democrats having eight choices for members and Republicans only getting five.  But when Republicans announced their choices for the Commission, Pelosi vetoed two of them:  Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). In a statement, Pelosi reiterated the lie that the three-hour riot on Jan. 6 was the worst domestic assault on American Democracy since the Civil War.

Tucker: Pelosi knows why Jan 6 riot happened, why won't she tell us?  Instead of launching a committee for the purposes of political theater, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) herself could shed a lot of light on what happened at the Capitol on January 6.  Instead, the investigation will resemble "MSNBC with subpoena power."  That is how Tucker Carlson assessed the situation in another powerful editorial delivered on Wednesday evening [7/21/2021] on his eponymous Fox News show.  Pelosi could save the committee, if not the entire Congress and America itself, a lot of time by answering a few basic questions, Carlson said.  These include the following:
  •   Why did the House sergeant-at-arms, a Pelosi subordinate, allegedly deny the Capitol police chief's repeated requests for National Guard backup when everyone knew a huge protest was coming?
  •   Why are authorities sitting on many hours of surveillance video?
  •   Who killed U.S. Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt?
  •   What role, if any, did FBI informants or operatives play on January 6?

Nancy and Paul Pelosi Making Millions in Stock Trades in Companies She Actively Regulates.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the sixth-richest member of Congress, according to the most recent financial disclosure statements filed in 2019. As the California Democrat has risen through party ranks and obtained more and more political power, her personal wealth has risen right along with it.  Pelosi "has seen her wealth increase to nearly $115 million from $41 million in 2004," reports the transparency non-profit group Open Secrets.  Even by the standards of wealth that define that legislative body — "more than half of those in Congress are millionaires" — the wealth and lifestyle of the long-time liberal politician and most powerful lawmaker in Washington are lavish.  And ever since ascending to the top spot in the House, Pelosi and her husband, Paul, keep getting richer and richer.  Much of their added wealth is due to extremely lucrative and "lucky" decisions about when to buy and sell stocks and options in the very industries and companies over which Pelosi, as House Speaker, exercises enormous and direct influence.

Pelosi's husband bought up to $11 million of Big Tech stocks as House moved on reform legislation.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, bought up to $11 million worth of Big Tech stocks in the last two months as an anti-tech package of bills makes its way through the House at the same time.  In May and June, Pelosi purchased $4.8 million worth of Google shares, up to $1 million worth of Amazon call options, up to $250,000 of Apple call options, and up to $5 million of call options for Nvidia, the large semiconductor, graphics, and electronics company, according to a financial disclosure form filed last week.  A call option is a financial contract that allows a buyer the right to purchase a stock or asset at a set price within a specific time period.

Pelosi's husband bought millions of Big Tech stocks as House bills moved; she claims she didn't know.  Left leaning media outlets have shamelessly blown up the news surrounding Trump Organization indictments this week, but they have collectively and conveniently remained hushed on news that Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi's husband invested $11 million in stocks closely mirroring House priorities.  A July 2nd disclosure revealed that Paul Pelosi purchased $4.8 million in Google shares, up to $1 million in Amazon call options, $250,000 in Apple call options, and up to $5 million in call options for semiconductor and electronics company Nvidia.  The call option allowed Paul to purchase the stock at a set price within a set time period.

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I can't buy a loaf of bread without Mrs. Editor finding out about it.  No reasonable person could believe that Nancy Pelosi was unaware that her husband bought $11 million worth of stock.

Huge, Troubling Expansion of the Capitol Police Coming, Across the Country.  The Capitol is still locked down, still closed to Americans.  One has to ask why.  The Democrats are going to try to use the 'investigation' of the three-hour Capitol riot by a select committee to continue an effort to connect Republicans to the event and bash them going into 2022.  All that is troubling.  But now there's something that perhaps is even more troubling because of the clear potential for abuse.  [Tweet]  According to the New York Times, the U.S. Capitol Police have announced they are now planning to expand operations outside Washington "beginning with the opening of field offices in California and Florida" but the plan is to open "several additional regional offices."  Their spokesman says they need to monitor and quickly investigate threats against lawmakers.

Nancy Pelosi Directs Capitol Hill Security Police Units to Regional Offices in California and Florida, Future Locations Coming.  In a remarkable display of how committed the Democrat party is to utilizing the narrative of domestic extremism for their own benefit, Nancy Pelosi is placing satellite field offices for the DC Capitol Police in key regions around the country.  When we consider the FBI has field offices all over the country, you might ask:  why does the Capitol Hill police need to expand beyond Washington DC?  Essentially, what Nancy Pelosi is doing is expanding the federal law enforcement mechanism of the legislative branch into specific areas where they can investigate political opposition armed with legal authority.  This is a concerning shift in events; however, there is a likelihood such a move is connected to the larger political goal of enhanced federal enforcement to quell any rebellion, while working in concert with the DOJ.

20 Questions for Nancy Pelosi About January 6.  No one has milked the events of January 6 more than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  She set the official narrative early and often, a storyline her scribes in the news media have dutifully repeated without question or scrutiny.  "[Y]esterday, the president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America, the gleeful desecration of the U.S. Capitol, which is the temple of our American democracy," Pelosi lamented in a hyperdramatic press conference the day after the raucous protest.  She accused President Trump of "sedition" and urged his cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him just two weeks before he officially left the White House.  Nearly every word in her opening statement that day is untrue.  The president didn't "incite" the violence; it was not an insurrection, armed or otherwise, and the only person who used a firearm was a still-unidentified Capitol police officer who killed an unarmed female veteran.

Pelosi cancels the Fourth of July.  During an average year, the U.S. Capitol welcomes 2.5 million visitors, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has refused to reopen the Capitol to visitors — school groups, families, or anyone hoping to see the legislative branch in action.  To make matters worse, Pelosi's refusal even to allow visitors on the Capitol grounds resulted in the outdoor concert regularly held on the Capitol's west front to celebrate our nation's independence being canceled.  What could have been a unifying celebration of our Independence Day and defeat of COVID-19 will instead be virtual performances streamed online.  Washington, D.C., has fully reopened.  Americans traveling to Washington, D.C., this summer can attend sporting events, go to concerts, take their families to the National Zoo, see monuments, and visit most Smithsonian museums on the National Mall.  The U.S. Capitol should be open for tours.  Unfortunately, keeping the Capitol closed is just part of the speaker's larger effort to exert more control over the House.

Nancy Pelosi and Democrats Block Bill to Ban Tax-Funded Abortions for 20th Time.  Over the last week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have blocked a bill to ban taxpayer-funding of abortions 20 times.  Each day over the last week, multiple pro-life Republican House members have asked the House for unanimous consent to bring the pro-life bill to the floor for a vote.  Each time, Democrats have refused.  On Monday [6/28/2021], Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK), Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA), and Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) asked for unanimous consent to get a floor vote on H.R. 18, The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.  As they had 16 times previously, Democrats refused a vote to protect taxpayers from being forced to fund killing babies in abortions.  The bill would make the Hyde Amendment permanent law and protect taxpayers from being forced to fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions.  The Hyde Amendment, which has strong public support, prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs.

Nancy Pelosi Unveils Democrats' January 6th Committee to Investigate Capitol Riot.  Nancy Pelosi formally unveiled her January 6th House Committee Monday to investigate the January 6th incursion that occurred at the US Capitol; saying the probe is necessary to prevent "any future assault."  [Transcript]

What?  No mention of global warming?
Pelosi: 'Root Causes' of Capitol 'Insurrection' Were 'White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia'.  Nancy Pelosi spoke today [6/245/2021] about "the root causes" of the January 6 Capitol riot:  "the white supremacy, the anti-Semitism, the Islamophobia, all the rest of it that was so evident when you see a sweatshirt on one of the people saying, 'Camp Auschwitz.'"  She repeated the common and yet completely unsubstantiated claim that the Capitol incident constituted an "insurrection," and once again claimed that Trump "incited" the "insurrection," in flagrant disregard for the fact that Trump told the demonstrators to remain peaceful.  Her list of the three "root causes" of this sham "insurrection" were, in effect, a list of those that she and the Biden Justice Department intend to go after, and the charges they will hang over their heads in the Stalinist show trials that could be in the offing.

As Expected Political Pelosi Announces January 6th Select Committee to Support Mid-Term Election Roadmap.  The January 6th House Select Committee investigation is to MAGA voters what the Mueller Investigation was to President Trump.  A tool to attack political opposition and frame a narrative for the 2022 mid-term election.  Nothing more.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi and Democrats Deny a Vote Six Times on Bill to Ban Tax-Funded Abortions.  Six times in one day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats rejected calls for a vote on a bill that would permanently ban taxpayer-funded abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs.  On Thursday [6/24/2021], Republicans asked for a unanimous consent request on the House floor to demand a vote on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (House Resolution 18), sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey.  However, Democrats who control the House rejected their requests.  The bill would make the Hyde Amendment permanent law and protect taxpayers from being forced to fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions.  The Hyde Amendment, which has strong public support, prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs.  Since 1976, it has saved an estimated 2.4 million babies' lives, including about 60,000 each year, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi Wear Masks to Funeral Service Despite Being Fully Vaccinated.  President Joe Biden and a number of Democrats were spotted wearing masks at a funeral service for former Sen. John Warner (R-VA) on Wednesday [6/23/2021], even though they are fully vaccinated.  The president, First Lady Jill Biden, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) were spotted wearing masks at the service, as well as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT).  Some advocates of the vaccines criticize vaccinated people who keep wearing masks, arguing it raises doubts about their effectiveness.  The Centers for Disease Controls have advised that fully vaccinated people can resume activities as normal both inside and outside, except for separate regulations for those using public transportation and airplanes.

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Do vaccines work, or do they not?  Are they still wearing masks because they got injected with sterile water instead of an experimental vaccine?  That would be the simplest explanation.  The second-simplest explanation would be that the mask is a political symbol — like a Nazi armband — rather than a medical device.

Pelosi reportedly hasn't dropped a dime after promising to personally match campaign donations.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has allegedly not spent a single dime matching campaign donations even though she promised personally to do so in at least 50 emails to her supporters.  The emails were sent by Pelosi for Congress, the House Speaker's campaign committee, between January and April according to Axios who conducted an analysis of a political email archive maintained by researchers at Princeton University.  FEC records indicate that Pelosi has not given any of her personal wealth to her campaign.  The slight goes beyond breaking a promise made repeatedly.  It may create a legal mess for the Speaker of the House if a recent Department of Justice decision is heeded.

Report: Pelosi Deceives Donors, Does Not Match Donations.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) campaign committee has repeatedly deceived donors by personally promising she would match campaign contributions but has not matched a single cent, according to a report.  Pelosi has been using a popular deceptive tactic used in political fundraising to gather more donations.  According to the report by Axios, the tactic that has been under intense scrutiny is to promise donation-matching.  Pelosi's campaign has reportedly gone a step further by the speaker promising the contribution matching would come from her personal fortune.  But, reports show Pelosi has not made a single contribution from herself.

No Nancy Pelosi, Christianity and Abortion Are Not Compatible.  Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has long been the target of faithful Catholics who have questioned her ability to take communion or even be called a Catholic.  Regarding the issue of communion, Pelosi recently said, "I think I can use my own judgement on that."  Her Archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco responded with something that should be in the heart and mind and on the tongue of every professing Christian.  He said that abortion isn't a matter where we can use our own judgement.  Noting the body count of tens of millions of dead unborn babies, he stated that the support and promotion of abortion is "cooperating with evil."  The Archbishop made another astute observation.  All we have to do is look around to understand that society is in a deep crisis.  The looting, burning, and killing have dramatically increased.  Archbishop Cordileone reminded us that "violence begets violence."  And the violence he was talking about is abortion, which has had a corrosive effect on the fabric of our nation.  Its impact on babies, mothers, fathers, and society as a whole cannot be overestimated.

Pelosi Goes Mask-Free at White House Event Hours After Imposing Strict Rules for Congress.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi confused millions of Americans this week; attending a crowded White House event without her face-mask just hours after accusing mask-less Republicans of turning Congress into a COVID "Petri Dish."  "A maskless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., mingled indoors at a White House event Thursday while still enforcing coronavirus mask mandates on the House floor that amount to $500 fines," reports Fox News.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Tees off on 'Mentally Ill' Nancy Pelosi Over Mask Silliness.  As if we didn't already know that dictatorial House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and renegade Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) aren't exactly BFFs — they're not even occasional lunch buddies — Greene took Pelosi out behind the woodshed on Thursday [5/20/2021] over the Speaker's continuing insistence that members wear masks in the House Chamber.  In direct contradiction of the latest "scientific advice" — Democrats love "science" when it supports their various narratives and ignore it when it does not — from the CDC, mind you, the COVID font of knowledge most revered by the Democrat Party.

Pelosi on Catholic bishop's comments about receiving Communion: 'I can use my own judgment on that'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed Catholic bishops who do not believe she should receive Communion due to her views on abortion.  "I think I can use my own judgment on that but I'm pleased with what the Vatican put out on that subject.  Did you read that?" Pelosi, D-Calif., told a reporter at her weekly press conference.  "It basically says don't be divisive on the subject.  Thank you," Pelosi said before exiting the conference.  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will convene for a national meeting next month, with plans to vote on drafting guidelines for Communion.  Some bishops have been pressing for President Biden and other public figures who support abortion to be excluded from the sacrament.  The head of the Vatican's doctrine office issued a warning to the conference to deliberate carefully to avoid sowing division.

When Fools Rule.  Arguably, the third most powerful person in America is Nancy Pelosi.  Under the section titled "Private Sector" on her Wikipedia page is nothing but a string of emoticons to indicate hilarious laughter.  Pelosi has never had a real job.  In fact, she comes from a family of taxeaters.  Her father was a lifelong politician.  Her brother was also a lifelong taxeater, largely credited with ruining Baltimore while mayor.

Pelosi shares photo of wrong black player in botched attempt to honor Willie Mays.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to honor baseball legend Willie Mays for his 90th birthday Thursday, but those plans were initially fouled up after the 81-year-old pol tweeted out a smiling photo of herself — and Willie McCovey.  McCovey, another black Hall of Famer from the San Francisco Giants, also played around the same era as the Say Hey Kid.  Pelosi apparently has smiling images of herself with both men and the mistaken photo was swiftly swapped out for a one of her with Mays.

Can We Put Pelosi out to Pasture Already for What She Just Did to Willie Mays?  In general, I don't believe in age limits for political positions, because it restricts people who can be competent well into old age.  But she's 81 at this point and suffers from the same thing that Joe Biden does:  functional incoherence.  That's on top of their already horrific policy positions.

Pelosi: 'I Will Never Forgive' Trump, Capitol Rioters for Trauma They Caused.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Wednesday [4/28/2021] on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" that she would "never forgive" former President Donald Trump and the rioters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

GOP reps calling on Pelosi to pay metal detector fine: 'All members must live under the same rules'.  Republicans on the House Administration Committee are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to pay the fine for not going through metal detectors to get onto the House floor after her office confirmed that she hadn't used them to access the floor in February.  Reps.  Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., and Bryan Steil, R-Wis., sent a letter to acting House Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett requesting he levy fines against the speaker for not following the security protocols all members are required to follow to get to the House floor.  The lawmakers pointed out that metal detectors, or "magnetometers," were placed at "three entry points" to the House chambers while others were changed to be exit only.  They said C-SPAN footage and the speaker's office confirmed Pelosi had used a "closed entrance" to enter the House chambers from the Speaker's Lobby.

Here is my nominee for Non-sequitur of the Year:
Pelosi Says, "DC Statehood Runs in My DNA" as She Holds Up a Photo of Her Father Meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday said attacking the US Constitution and pushing for DC statehood is in her DNA.  The Framers of the Constitution never intended for DC to be a state, but the Democrats are going for the power grab anyway.  The Democrat-Communist party knows they don't have the support to amend the Constitution so they are pushing for DC statehood through a vote in Congress.  The Democrats stole the White House and the Senate in 2020 with massive voter fraud so now they are fiercely working to pack the Supreme Court and pack the Senate.  "I said this District of Columbia statehood is in my DNA," Pelosi said holding up a photo of her late father meeting with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

TV Networks Skip White Lady Pelosi Thanking Black Man Floyd for Dying.  In a bizarre Tuesday [4/20/2021] press conference following the guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) thanked Floyd for "sacrificing" his life (as though it was his choice) and crying out for mother.  It was a disgusting display that went completely unmentioned by the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC, though ABC's World News Tonight was busy falsely claiming Republicans were against police reform.  Fortunately, Fox News Prime Time rotational host and Federalist co-founder Ben Domenech wasn't going to let Pelosi's gross exploitation of Floyd's death slide.  "[I]t seems to me that the way the totalitarian left approaches these issues, they are designed — their whole approach is designed to permit racial outrage, to create division, and then exploit it for political purposes," he said to Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce [...].

Joe Biden Reacts to Chauvin Verdict and Describes a World That Doesn't Exist — Except Where Democrats Rule.  [Scroll down]  The most insane reaction to the [Derek Chauvin / George Floyd] verdict belongs to Nancy Pelosi, who literally thanked George Floyd for getting murdered.  As if he intended to get killed that day.  As if his murder has led to some sort of good outcome.  More than two dozen Americans, mostly minorities, were killed in the riots that followed his death.  Rioters did billions of dollars of damage to cities all over the country.  Our national fabric has been torn asunder, and Pelosi has done precisely nothing to bring it back together.  She divides at every single opportunity.  It's long past time for the divisive, always enraged Pelosi to depart the political scene.

Nancy Pelosi Celebrates Chauvin Guilty Verdict by Thanking George Floyd for Dying.  Lebron James "was crying," Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison was ebullient, and Senator Tim Scott got some facts wrong, but nobody had a stranger reaction to the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial than Nancy Pelosi.  The Speaker of the House quickly arranged a presser outside on Capitol Hill after the guilty verdicts were read on Tuesday afternoon [4/20/2021].  Members of Congress were arrayed behind Pelosi as the House Speaker looked prayerfully up to the sky and, in a voice muffled by her mask, said in her treacly way:  ["]Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice.  Your name will become synonymous with justice.["]

"Thank you George Floyd for Sacrificing Your Life for Justice!" — Nancy Pelosi Spouts Off Outrageous Nonsense after Derek Chauvin Verdict.  The Democrats from the House of Representatives led by Nancy Pelosi held a presser outside the US Capitol after the Derek Chauvin verdict was announced.  Speaker Pelosi and other Representatives held a presser at the Capital [sic].  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi's Husband Buys Microsoft Ahead of Big Govt Contract.  Here are recent Pelosi Insider Moves.  [Link]  The list shows the Microsoft call options.  And here is a list of Senate Transactions you may be interested in.  [Link]  If you had knowledge of this deal and made a similar trade, then got caught, you would be fined, lose all your profits, and potentially be thrown into jail.

One of the primary leaders of the Abortion Party preaches about the country's moral responsibility.
Nancy Pelosi Lobbies Biden to Accept More Refugees: 'Moral Responsibility'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urged President Joe Biden on Thursday to accept more refugees into the United States, claiming that America has a "moral responsibility" to do so.  Pelosi told reporters during a press conference at the Capitol, "We have a moral responsibility in the world — as every other country does, too — to receive refugees who have a well-founded fear of persecution or harm [if they] return to their own country."

Ridiculous: Speaker Pelosi Actually Sent Biden a Reminder to Give an Address to Congress.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi is actually reminding "President" Biden what his job is.  On Tuesday, Pelosi sent a reminder to Biden to address the nation at a joint session of Congress.  "Nearly 100 days ago, when you took the oath of office, you pledged in a spirit of great hope that 'Help Is On The Way,'" she wrote.  "Now, because of your historic and transformative leadership, Help Is Here!"  "In that spirit, I am writing to invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28, to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment," Pelosi wrote.

The Editor says...
Isn't that what the telephone is for?  Why is Ms. Pelosi making such a public display?

Pelosi: Growth of U.S. 'might necessitate' expanding the size of the Supreme Court.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the growth of the U.S. population and the size of the economy "might necessitate" expanding the size of the Supreme Court.  New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey formally introduced the Judiciary Act of 2021 on Thursday [4/15/2021] that would add four justices to the Supreme Court, which would create a liberal majority 7-6.  The court now has what is considered a 6-3 conservative majority.

The Editor says...
The U.S. grew quite a bit in the 20th century, and nobody ever said that was a problem.  The House of Representatives has a size proportional to the population, but the Executive and Judicial Branches do not.  Speaker Pelosi is hoping you don't know that.

Pelosi Hijacks Everything for Her Agenda — Even the Holocaust.  One would expect the commemoration of something as tragic and sacred as the Holocaust be done in a respectful manner and not be manipulated for political goals.  Such was not the case this week with Nancy Pelosi's statement sent out on Holocaust Remembrance Day; known in Israel as Yom Ha'Shoah.  Instead, she exploited the murder of six million Jews by Hitler and his regime into a manifesto of Democrat false talking points and the demonization of millions of Americans associated with conservatism and who voted for President Trump.  It was sacrilege and shameful.

Nancy Pelosi and senior Dems kill their own party's bid to pack the Supreme Court with four more liberal judges.  Nancy Pelosi effectively killed an upcoming Democrat proposal to expand the Supreme Court by four seats by saying Thursday [4/15/2021] she would not bring the bill to the House floor.  The bid from a group of Democratic lawmakers would change the number of justices for the first time in 160 years and wipe out the conservative majority built under Donald Trump.  'Do you support [Rep.] Jerry Nadler's bill to expand the Supreme Court by 4 seats and would you commit to bringing that bill to the floor,' a reporter asked the House Speaker at a press conference on Thursday.  'No,' she said.

Pelosi Says She Has "No Plans" to Bring Nadler's Bill to Expand Supreme Court by Four Seats to House Floor.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday morning [4/15/2021] said she does not support Jerrold Nadler's bill to expand the Supreme Court by four seats.  According to a report by The Intercept, Congressional Democrats, with House Judiciary Chairman Nadler leading the charge, will unveil the new court packing legislation on Thursday.  When asked about Nadler's bill, Pelosi said she didn't completely reject the idea of packing the Supreme Court.  She said she supported Joe Biden's commission to study the proposal.

Mr. Pelosi's shrewd investments raise suspicions.  Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, is one heck of a trader!  He purchased about $10 million in Microsoft shares through call options on March 19th when the stock was trading at $230.35.  Days later, Microsoft was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army valued at $22 billion and inked a deal to buy an artificial intelligence firm.  It's stock has soared about 12% since Mr. Pelosi's initial investment.  Now, it could be Mr. Pelosi is just a skilled investor — he owns and operates Financial Leasing Services Inc., a San Francisco-based real estate and venture capital firm, where he and his wife have amassed a personal fortune of about $114 million.  It also probably doesn't hurt Mrs. Pelosi is the most powerful woman in the U.S. House, tasked with overseeing, regulating and appropriating monies to the executive branch that go to the very firms Mr. Pelosi invests in.

Nobody talks tough like an 81-year-old woman with 24/7 armed guards.
'I'm A Street Fighter': Pelosi Says She Would Have Fought Capitol Rioters.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday [4/13/2021] she would have fought Capitol rioters should they have entered the House chamber, according to USA Today.  Pelosi and other members of Congress were in the House chamber on Jan. 6 when a group of rioters entered seeking to disrupt the certification of the 2020 presidential election.  Pelosi was asked by USA Today what she would have done if she wasn't evacuated in time, to which she responded, "Well, I'm pretty tough.  I'm a street fighter.  They would have had a battle on their hands."  Pelosi held up her four-inch stiletto heels and said, "I would have had these," according to USA Today.

"I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money."  (Who said that?)
Biden's Infrastructure Plan Could Boost Pelosi's Investment Portfolio.  President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes a provision to boost electric vehicle use — which House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) stands to personally benefit from.  Pelosi's husband Paul purchased between $500,000 and $1 million in Tesla investments in December.  Biden's infrastructure plan will lead to a windfall for Tesla and its shareholders.  On Wednesday, Biden unveiled his sweeping plan, which sets aside $174 billion for electric vehicle subsidies, charging stations, and other provisions designed to push more Americans into electric cars over a decade.  Democrats are anticipating a contentious and lengthy battle over the infrastructure package.  With a narrow Democratic majority and no support from Republicans, Pelosi will need to marshal every vote she can to get the bill passed.  It will fall on the Speaker to unify progressives who worry the bill is inadequate with moderate Democrats who worry the bill's tax hikes could imperil their reelection chances.  Pelosi is one of the richest members of Congress, with a net worth valued around $115 million.  Congressional spouses can legally invest in companies their spouses help regulate, as long as they don't act on private information.

Nancy Pelosi, The Real Insurrectionist.  The media are aglow with news that two U.S. Capitol Police officers are suing Donald Trump for inflaming, encouraging, inciting and directing a riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6.  It fits their narrative.  But this doesn't and therefore gets no coverage:  The real insurgent is the speaker of the House.  Two days after the regrettable events at the Capitol, which no serious or honest person would call an insurrection, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi called U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Her objective was to strip Donald Trump of his constitutional executive authority. [...] Judicial Watch believes "the call between the House speaker and the nation's top military officer — regarding the powers of a sitting president — set a 'dangerous precedent' that could affect future presidencies."  So concerned was the group that it filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Defense Department, which so far hasn't responded.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Effort to Steal GOP House Seat Blows Up In Her Face.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's effort to steal GOP House Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks has completely blown up in her face after Democratic challenger Rita Hart withdrew her challenge.  Miller-Meeks had previously won her district in Iowa by 6 votes however Hart then ran to House Democrats including Pelosi to try to steal the seat from Miller-Meeks.  "I have made the decision to withdraw my contest before the House Committee on Administration," Hart announced on Wednesday.

Pelosi-Backed Push to Steal Iowa House Seat Fails, and the Reason Why Should Be Heeded by the GOP.  The dispute in Congress over Iowa's 2nd Congressional District race is now officially over.  Democrat nominee Rita Hart, who took her case to the Democrat-controlled House in December, instead of the courts, after losing the election by 6 votes to her Republican opponent, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, released a statement on Twitter just minutes ago declaring that she was withdrawing her petition to the House Administration Committee because she couldn't effectively combat the wave of negative PR she and her fellow Democrats brought on themselves over the issue.

Nancy Pelosi Says Climate Change is Causing Illegal Aliens to Head North to U.S.A..  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in a virtual press conference on Thursday that climate change is one of the factors causing illegal aliens to head North out of Central America toward the United States.  "Before COVID, a few months — oh, about half a year before COVID — I did take a delegation to the Northern Triangle — speaking of travel — to see what the causes of migration were," Pelosi said.

The Editor says...
Is the climate in Juarez any different from El Paso?  Is the climate in Matamoros any different than Brownsville?  No, there's something very different about this side of the border, and it's not the weather.

Nancy Pelosi On Trying To Steal Iowa House Seat:  I Am The House.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended her decision Thursday to continue offering her blessing to a Democratic probe into a contested Iowa House race certified by bipartisan state election officials after multiple recounts in Republicans' favor.  Failed Democratic candidate Rita Hart lost the race in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District to freshman Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks by a mere six votes.  Despite Miller-Meeks serving in the House as the certified winner upon multiple recounts, Hart has continued to contest the results with a direct appeal to the lower chamber, bypassing state avenues for challenging a race.

Pelosi says it's never too late to set November's election straight.  It's hard to quit when you're ahead.  That's why, in trying to pick off the House seat of Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa), Democrats effectively re-opened the whole November election.  If Republicans act on this, they will turn defeats into victories.  Many close races need to be repeated because, in as many as 30  states, elections were not conducted by the rules but, instead, were done in ways that favored the Democrats.  Widespread use of absentee ballots and drop boxes never had the required approval of state legislators.  This includes the key swing states, where Republican majorities in the state legislatures still have the power to hold repeat elections.  People think it's too late after the vote is certified.  We can thank Pelosi and her House Administration Committee for telling the world it's never too late — although it is none too soon, either.

Pelosi Says It Is Her Right To Seat And Unseat Any Member Of Congress She Wants But Can Pelosi Do That?  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday [3/25/2021] downplayed concerns from centrist Democrats who warned party leaders against potentially overturning the election result of a closely contested House seat in Iowa.  The House Administration Committee is considering a challenge from Democrat Rita Hart, who is contesting the results in Iowa's 2nd District after the state certified that Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks won by just six votes.  Pelosi maintained that the House has the authority to adjudicate contested elections[.]  After a recount, Iowa certified the tally and Miller-Meeks was seated in January.  Pelosi today argued that she's not obligated to seat certified election winner:  If I wanted to be unfair I wouldn't have seated the Rep from Iowa because that was my right on the opening day.  I would have just said, you're not seated, and that would have been my right as Speaker to do.
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Liberal Georgia Lawmaker Arrested For Constantly Banging On Door During Election Overhaul Bill Signing.  A new video shot early Thursday evening [3/25/2021] shows Georgia Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, being led from the rotunda at the state Capitol in handcuffs.  Georgia State Patrol troopers have since said charged Cannon.  Rep. Cannon was seen being escorted by two Georgia State Patrol troopers as protesters shouted around her.  Cannon was reportedly taking part in a protest over the signing of the voting reform bill passed by both houses earlier in the day.  "She was instructed that no one was in the front office and to stop beating on the door," troopers wrote in a statement released about the incident.  [Video clip]

Pelosi Thinks She's Queen and Can Declare the Winner of Iowa Congressional Race.  The race in Iowa 2 was declared some time ago now, with Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks defeating the Democrat Rita Hart by six votes.  Miller-Meeks was certified by Iowa as the winner after a recount was done and after a court decision declared Miller-Meeks the winner.  Hart could have challenged the decision in the Iowa courts but instead, she decided to try to get the Democratic House to overturn the results and declare her the winner knowing that she likely wouldn't have prevailed in any further challenge in Iowa.

The Iowa steal:  To Democrats, 'democracy' means unbridled majority power.  Democratic candidate Rita Hart is trying to steal a U.S. House seat in Iowa.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is helping her do it.  Pelosi wants to overturn Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks's very narrow win in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District.  Her efforts are so blatantly partisan, dishonest, and anti-democratic that a few members of Pelosi's own party caucus have come out against her.  "Losing a House election by six votes is painful for Democrats," wrote Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips, the first congressional Democrat to voice firm opposition to this scheme.  "But overturning it in the House would be even more painful for America.  Just because a majority can, does not mean a majority should."

Unreal: Nancy Pelosi Says Biden Has The Situation At The Border 'Under Control'.  The situation at the border is an absolute mess and completely out of control.  Everyone knows this.  Yet Nancy Pelosi had the nerve to stand in front of reporters this week and claim that Joe Biden has the situation under control.  Once again, Democrats are telling you not to believe what you can see with your own eyes.

What? Pelosi Says Illegal Immigrants are "Legitimate Heirs" Of Founding Fathers.  During a speech on Thursday [3/18/2021], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the illegal immigrants brought by their parents are the "true and legitimate heirs of our founders."  With that logic, you could make the argument that anyone in the world that comes to the United States with absolutely no ancestors in this country is also an heir of the founding fathers. [...] The speech echoes the basic leftist view that The United States of America is not the homeland of those men and women who came here centuries ago to build up a nation from scratch, but a nation of immigrants where everyone is entitled to the fruit of the labor of the ancestors of many Americans.  Many of these ancestors were farmers from England, Germany, and other European countries who came here to build the nation, expecting nothing given to them by the government.  The leftist and progressive idea is that this nation is open to anyone and everyone of any culture, religion, or background, regardless of what Americans who have been here for generations prefer.

PELOSI: 'Dreamers' and Migrant Children [are] the 'True and Legitimate Heirs of Our Founders'.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi weighed-in Friday on the nation's immigration crisis along the southern border; calling 'Dreamers' the 'true and legitimate heirs' of America's founding fathers.  "They are true and legitimate heirs, these Dreamers are, of our founders," said Pelosi.  "Their hopes and dreams and aspirations for a better future for their children.  Those are American traits.  They all make America more American," she added.

The Editor says...
[#1] "Aspirations for a better future for [one's] children" is not a uniquely American trait.  It is more or less universal, is it not?  [#2] This country was not founded (nor is it now operated and maintained) for the benefit of those who would sneak into it illegally, now that the U.S. became wealthy and successful.  [#3] Some fraction of those who are immigrating to the U.S. (legally or otherwise) are trying to escape from Mexican or Central American hellholes, and really are yearning to be free.  The rest, I perceive, are just coming here for free stuff.

Yes, it sends a message, but that's not it.
Pelosi says citizenship for illegals sends message to world: 'We value the diversity of America'.  House Democrats on Thursday hailed the expected passage of two bills that would grant citizenship rights to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it a sea change in the nation's stance on immigration.  "We say to the world we are making a very big difference in how we value the diversity of America," she said at her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol.

Speaker Pelosi Has a Familiar Person to Blame for Biden's Border Crisis — Donald Trump.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a familiar scapegoat for Biden's border crisis:  Donald Trump.  On ABC's 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos, the Speaker made it clear who she thinks is responsible for the migrant surge. [...] The most humanitarian thing the Democrats could do for the world is ensure that the United States remains a beacon of freedom and hope.  It should export free markets and the rule of law to other countries, instead of importing their impoverished masses.  That would be vastly more effective and compassionate than letting millions of illegal immigrants into the country.  Then again, how else would the Democrats make up the millions of votes they would lose due to their disastrous policies?

Speaker Pelosi is Confronted About Trying to Steal Election, Her Answer is Breathtaking.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi was confronted on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" about the election she is trying to steal. [...] The hypocrisy is simply breathtaking.  Speaker Pelosi just led an impeachment against Donald Trump for purportedly 'inciting' an election when he was merely arguing that the election was 'stolen.'  All that Donald Trump had sought was due process in tight election races, so that legal votes were counted and illegal votes were tossed out.

Pelosi: Climate Change Causing 'Humanitarian Challenge' at the Border.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that climate change has contributed to the surge of migrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.  Pelosi said, "There are more children, about 600, 700 more children, unaccompanied children coming over the border.  This is a humanitarian challenge to all of us.  What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that in the children's interest. [...]" [...] She added, "My most recent trip to the northern triangle, that would be Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador.  You saw the impact of climate change.  These people were leaving because of the drought.  They couldn't farm, and they were seeking other ways to survive. [...]"

The Editor says...
Ms. Pelosi offers no evidence (nor is there any to be had) that illegal immigration is motivated by climate change, or any proof that the climate on the Mexican side of the border is any worse than the climate on this side.

You can vote all you want.  The elites will decide who wins.
Pelosi Says She's Open to Overturning Republican Win in Iowa District.  The Democrat-run House of Representatives is open to overturning a tight Republican victory in an Iowa Congressional district, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday [3/11/2021].  Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) defeated Democrat Rita Hart by six votes during the Nov. 3 election.  When asked about a scenario in which Democrats would unseat Miller-Meeks, Pelosi said it was a "hypothetical" situation but later said it's possible that it could happen.  "Well, I respect the work of the committee," she told reporters in her weekly press conference.  "I did see, as you saw in the press, what they decided to — and they were following my, as I read it, the requirements of the law as to how you go forward.  And how you go forward is the path you're on and we'll see where that takes us.  But there could be a scenario to that extent.  Yes."

Pelosi's perverse 'love' excuse for Biden's border disaster.  Showing just how far from reality she operates, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday waved off the growing border disaster by explaining that President Joe Biden's policies are all about a "love of children."  "I trust the Biden administration's policy to be based on humanitarian and love of children rather than political points or red meat for their — for their Republican base," she said.  More:  "The difference between this administration and one before is great in terms of how we meet the needs of these children," including having "a humanitarian reception for them wherever they are."  Reality check:  Biden's policies and irresponsible rhetoric have prompted a surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border.

Pelosi Hit With Lawsuit Over Phone Call To General Trying To Prevent Trump From Accessing Nuclear Codes.  Government watchdog group Judicial Watch announced a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for access to a telephone call between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and General Mark Milley shortly after the Capitol riots.  The call was revealed in a letter from Pelosi to Democrat lawmakers in which she described an attempt to prevent an "unhinged" President Trump from accessing the nuclear codes at the time.  Judicial Watch alleges that the Department of Defense has not provided any response to their FOIA request, which was filed on January 11th.

NRCC Poll Reveals Which Lawmaker Is The 'Most Unpopular Elected Official in the Country'.  In what might not surprise anyone, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the most unpopular elected official in the country.  A new survey from the National Republican Congressional Committee found that Republicans are in a strong position to take back the House in 2022, in part because Pelosi is so unpopular in every "key" subgroup, including women, Hispanics, and union households.

Judicial Watch Is On the Case, Ferreting Out More Info on Pelosi Coup.  Back in January, we wrote about the effort by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) to take away President Donald Trump's military authority with an underhanded secret reach out to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Mark A. Milley. [...] The Speaker of the House doesn't have any right to interfere in the chain of command between the president and the military and had they acceded to her wishes there could have been a big problem.  There's no way any of that was proper or even close to being constitutional.  But thankfully, Judicial Watch is on it and isn't letting it go.

Judicial Watch Wants to Know More About Pelosi's Coup Attempt.  Government watchdog Judicial Watch wants to know more about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's behavior and actions on January 8, 2021, when she called General Mark Milley in an attempt to take away then President Trump's military authority.  The group has issued a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Defense for details of the call.  The lawsuit demands "any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to the telephone call between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and General Mark Milley on or about January 8, 2021," and "any and all transcripts, recordings, and/or summaries of the call, as well as any other records produced in preparation for, during, and/or pursuant to the call."  Judicial Watch is also looking for "any and all additional records of communication between Gen. Milley and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi between November 1, 2020, and the present."

Pelosi's 'kids and Joe' story was incomprehensible:  We do not say open sesame, we say ... open Biden'.  Every year, the House Democrat Caucus holds an Issues Conference in the early spring, and this year was the same save for one glaring difference.  Thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, this year's conference turned into a stunningly sycophantic and horrifyingly cringe ode to President Joe Biden.  During the event — which, to be clear, was the same event where the White House cut Biden's feed after he told Pelosi that he'd be "happy to take questions" from her caucus — the House speaker introduced the president to her caucus by praising him endlessly.  The whole thing, from beginning to end, was pure sycophancy.  [Video clip]

$140 million 'Pelosi subway' axed from Senate COVID bill: parliamentarian.  Funding for a rail project near House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's California district that Republicans denounced as wasteful was removed Tuesday from President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill.  The Senate parliamentarian ruled the $140 million appropriation wasn't allowed under the so-called Byrd rule that polices unrelated items in budget reconciliation bills.  Republicans singled out the rail project as an example of unrelated "pork" in the bill, which is being rammed through Congress without Republican support using special rules that allow a simple majority vote in the Senate.

Dems justify Pelosi call for majority control of Jan. 6 commission, because Republicans are 'delusional... dangerous' people.  While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited precedent and prerogatives of current presidents to justify putting a majority of Democrats on a so-called "1/6" panel to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, others in her party have another reason why they don't want to seat many Republicans.  Quite simply, some Democrats say, they don't trust the post-Trump GOP to seriously probe the incident because they believe, without evidence thus far, that some Republican members were either in on it or responsible for it.  "We do not owe delusional deniers a role or a platform in a commission designed to try to ferret out extremism and violence to prevent its recurrence," said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), according to The Hill.  "These people are dangerous."

Pelosi, Who Claims to Oppose Gerrymandering, Funnels $300,000 to Democratic Gerrymandering Group.  After calling for an end to partisan gerrymandering, House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) quietly funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to former attorney general Eric Holder's effort to redraw electoral maps in favor of Democrats, filings show.  Pelosi's leadership PAC, PAC to the Future, pushed $300,000 to Holder's National Democratic Redistricting Committee late last year.  In 2019, Pelosi said partisan gerrymandering efforts "compromise the integrity of our democracy."  Holder's group is gearing up for a once-a-decade redistricting process that significantly influences which party controls Congress.  It will serve as a data and legal hub and as a go-between for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and state legislatures, according to Politico.

It's possible that Trump supporters fell into a trap on January 6.  Dinesh D'Souza did a podcast pointing out Nancy Pelosi's peculiar behavior regarding events at the Capitol in the days leading up to January 6. In the five weeks since then, Pelosi has turned Washington, D.C. into an armed, walled city and is working with the White House to crack down on dissenting views — meaning any views that run counter to the Democrat party narrative.  There's something weirdly un-American about what we're seeing now. [...] D'Souza points out something we've all noticed, which is that, on January 6, many of the people peacefully walked and gawked through the Capitol after having been invited in — and treated respectfully — by the relatively small number of Capitol police officers on duty.  If you've ever visited the Capitol in the past, you know that's not how it ordinarily works.  Even stranger is the fact that Capitol police officers, who expected to be pulling extra duty, given that everyone knew that large numbers of Trump-supporters would be flooding D.C., were instead sent home for the day.  Additionally, D'Souza points out, when Trump offered 10,000 National Guard troops to help out because the rally was in town, both those in charge of the Capitol and D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser rebuffed the offer.  As speaker of the House, it's inconceivable that Pelosi wasn't part of this decision.

Who was Nancy Pelosi's father?  FBI released 60-year-old files on Jan. 6.  While the nation's attention was focused on the events transpiring at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the FBI was quietly releasing files from 60 years ago concerning an investigation into the father of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  The files detail a two-month investigation into Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., a Maryland politician who served in a long career in Congress and as mayor of Baltimore, Just the News noted in a Feb. 19 report on the FBI files.  The investigation was ordered by the White House after President John F. Kennedy has said he planned to appoint D'Alesandro to a position on a government watchdog board that reviewed defense contracts.  A routine FBI name check revealed "allegations" against D'Alessandro, according to a Feb. 6, 1961 teletype from "FBI Director."  The director at the time was J. Edgar Hoover.

Amid Capitol riot, FBI released files from Kennedy-era investigation into Nancy Pelosi's father.  While Washington, D.C. was riveted Jan. 6 on events at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI quietly released a trove of files from an "urgent" — yet seemingly controlled — investigation 60 years ago into Nancy Pelosi's father.  The files reveal the results of an intense two-month investigation into Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., a Maryland politician who served in a long career as a member of Congress and mayor of Baltimore.  John F. Kennedy's White House ordered the investigation after JFK planned to appoint D'Alesandro to a government post.  A routine FBI name check revealed "allegations" against D'Alessandro, according to a Feb. 6, 1961 teletype from "FBI Director."  The director at the time was J. Edgar Hoover.

Speaker Pelosi, when will you answer these 13 security questions?  Livid about what she called the "failure at the top" in the wake of the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., insisted that the sergeant-at-arms for the House of Representatives be fired.  He subsequently resigned and Pelosi appointed an interim sergeant-at-arms.  The Senate made a similar move.  Pelosi also moved to fire the chief of the Capitol Police. [...] At a press conference on Jan. 7, Pelosi said, "There was a failure at the top of the Capitol Police, and I think Mr. (Steven) Sund — he hasn't even called us."  Who is ultimately "at the top of the Capitol Police?"  Pelosi knows she is.  She and the Senate leader, though they don't manage day-to-day operations, have ultimate authority over Capitol security.  They failed.

House Republicans demand answers from Pelosi on security decisions leading up to Capitol riot.  Top Republicans on several committees are demanding answers from Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding security decisions made leading up to and on the day of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.  House Administration Committee Ranking Member Rodney Davis, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer and House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes sent a letter to Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday, saying that "many important questions" about her "responsibility for the security" of the Capitol on Jan. 6 "remain unanswered."  Davis, Jordan, Comer and Nunes pointed to claims made by former Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund, that he, on Jan. 4, approached the sergeants at arms to request the assistance of the National Guard.  Sund, in a letter to Pelosi last month, said the former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving said he was concerned about "the optics" and didn't feel the "intelligence supported it."

Worshipping At The Altar Of Power.  Despite professing their Catholicism, both Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden publicly support abortion.  It is no accident that neither Pelosi nor Biden would have the power they now wield if they opposed abortion as their professed faith requires.  But they too have made a choice to kneel at the altar of power.

Pelosi Has Meltdown, Walks Away From Podium, Then Comes Back For Another Meltdown.  Trump has been found not guilty after another useless impeachment sham, and Democrats are [angry].  The most upset, however, is far-left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  After Trump was acquitted by a vote of 57-43 on Saturday [2/13/2021], Pelosi had a total meltdown in front of reporters during her press briefing.  Then when everyone thought she was "finished", she got triggered and came back to the podium for another Oscar-worthy freakout.

Furious Nancy Pelosi crashes press conference to tear into Mitch McConnell, rage at 'cowardly' Republican senators who voted to acquit Trump.  Nancy Pelosi crashed the House impeachment manager's post-trial press conference Saturday [2/13/2021] to rage against Mitch McConnell and call out Republicans' 'cowardly' vote to stop Donald Trump from being convicted for 'incitement of insurrection'.  'It had not been my intention to come to this press availability,' Pelosi said as she spoke to reporters on the fifth and final day of the Senate proceedings.  'But what we saw today was a cowardly group of Republicans who apparently have no options because they were afraid to defend their job — respect the institution in which they serve.'  'But why I came over was because I listened to Mitch McConnell,' Pelosi continued.

Pelosi rules out censure after Trump acquittal.  After the Senate voted to acquit former President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Saturday [2/13/2021] ruled out censuring the former president — an idea that several Republicans had floated in recent days.  "Censure is a slap in the face of the Constitution.  It lets everybody off the hook, it lets everybody off the hook," Pelosi told reporters following the Senate impeachment trial at the Capitol.  "Oh, these cowardly senators who couldn't face up to what the president did and what was at stake for our country are now going to have a chance to give a little slap on the wrist?" Pelosi said while slapping her own wrist.

The Editor says...
All that constant hatred must really take a toll on Nancy's health.  Maybe she should dial it back a little.  Move on.  Time for healing.  Forward!

Pelosi Banned Congresswoman's Military Officer Son From Attending Her Swearing-In.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would not allow Republican New York Rep. Claudia Tenney to have her son present in the gallery for her swearing-in Thursday, Tenney told the Daily Caller.  Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer sent out a tweet Thursday morning with the news that Pelosi denied Tenney's request to let her son, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, watch her get sworn in from above the floor in the gallery.  The Daily Caller contacted Tenney about the news, to which she confirmed it was true.  "I guess he's considered a risk," Tenney told the Caller.  Tenney said that Pelosi told her the news about her son not being allowed to watch from the gallery in a "text from staff and in person," adding that there were "several exchanges."  Tenney's son received a phone call from former President Donald Trump before he deployed to Iraq in 2017.

Pelosi: US Capitol Police 'Martyrs' Will Get Congressional Gold Medal.  U.S. Capitol Police officers who protected the building during the events of Jan. 6 will receive the Congressional Gold Medal, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Feb. 11.  Officer Brian Sicknick, who was involved in confronting rioters at the Capitol, died the day after the breach, while Capitol officer Howard Liebengood and Metropolitan officer Jeffrey Smith committed suicide days after the riot.  Eugene Goodman, another officer, was hailed for successfully guiding Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) away from the mob and back to the Senate chamber on Jan. 6.  "It's been such a sad time for us, but as we see what is being presented, we also see the extraordinary valor of the Capitol Police who risked and gave their lives to save our Capitol, our democracy, our lives.  They are martyrs for our democracy.  Martyrs for our democracy, those who lost their lives," Pelosi told reporters in Washington during a press conference.

The Editor says...
The officers who committed suicide are not martyrs.  The officer who went back to his office and suffered a stroke is not a martyr.  The officer who did his job and escorted RINO Romney back to the Senate chamber is not a martyr.  A martyr is someone who is killed because of his or her (religious) beliefs.  Nancy Pelosi is using the unfortunate deaths of three police officers as political leverage, in order to amplify the myth that her political opponents are all dangerous extremists.

Public Servants or Parasites?  When did politicians and federal employees start calling themselves "public servants"? [...] Was Nancy Pelosi serving the public interests when she withheld COVID-19 relief for months — just to deny President Trump a win?  Was she also serving her constituents when she bought stock in Tesla just days before President Asterisk signed an order directing all agencies to switch to electric cars?  There's a term for that — "insider trading."  Being the civic-minded public servant she is, I'm sure she'll be sharing her windfall with her constituents.

Why are Democrats Pushing Impeachment?  Nancy Pelosi is one of the snidest and most petty representatives in Congress.  I have personally heard from several Democratic representatives their beliefs that Pelosi held up critical immigration and COVID legislation that they privately supported, for no other reason than that it might help Trump look good.  They supported the holdups because they feared retribution from Pelosi.  If you want to hear Pelosi's partisanship, listen for yourself to her opening comments during the beginning of the House debate on Arizona's electoral votes.  Pelosi is sufficiently petty to demand impeachment as a final boot out the door.  This is my personally favored reason and stands as a testament to the characters of Chuck Schumer, Adam Kinzinger, Liz Cheney and others who have joined them.  While several junior Democrats may have done so out of fear, Democratic leaders and Republicans had no good excuses.  But there could be another reason; one that fits well with Democrats' recent militarization of D.C. and gross violations of our 1st Amendment rights to speech and to assemble and the redress of grievances. [...]

'That's it!': Nancy Pelosi abruptly ends weekly press conference after snapping at reporters.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to hide her rising irritation as she abruptly ended her weekly press conference after snapping at reporters.  The California Democrat testily called one reporter's question simply a "waste of time" after being asked about former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and then angrily responded to another query about stripping Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her House committees.  Pelosi may have been wearing a mask as she held her weekly briefing, but her ebbing patience was on clear display as she appeared to be done with the questions towards the end of the meeting.

Republican congressmen Louie Gohmert and Andrew Clyde fined $5,000 each for refusing to go through a new metal detector in the Capitol.  Two Republican congressmen, Louie Gohmert and Andrew Clyde, have been issued fines of $5,000 each for refusing to pass through the metal detectors that were installed outside the House chamber following the Capitol riot last month, multiple news outlets reported Friday [2/5/2021].  The House officially passed new rules this week that include a $5,000 fine for bypassing the security measure on the first offense and $10,000 fines for additional offenses.

GOP pols want Pelosi to pay $5K for ignoring her own metal detector rules in Capitol.  Hours after The [New York] Post revealed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi docked $5,000 each from the pay of two GOP congressmen for flouting her new metal detectors, a group of Republican pols demanded she pay the same fine for the same offense.  GOP members of the Committee on House Administration made the tit-for-tat demand Friday night, claiming Pelosi had been seen on Thursday [2/4/2021] entering the House Chamber without going through the metal detectors she herself had ordered installed after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  "Yesterday at approximately 9:59 a.m. multiple members observed the Speaker of the House entering the House Chamber without completing security screening," the members wrote to the House acting sergeant in arms.

Noxious Nancy's cynical timing.  Nancy Pelosi took hypocrisy to new heights during the memorial for the police officer who died after the Capitol riots — and that's saying something, for her.  The newfound faux reverence for law enforcement from the House speaker and her "defund the police" comrades after cheering on and inciting violence against cops most of last year is grotesque.  Despite Pelosi's nauseating insincerity as she presided over the two-day commemoration of Brian Sicknick, the dignity and grace of his grieving parents and police colleagues mercifully elevated the honors high above tawdry political opportunism.  Because, of course, what else is it but cynical opportunism of Pelosi to wait 27 days after Sicknick's death to offer his family the opportunity to bury him with full honors, less than a week before her second impeachment show trial of Donald Trump hits the Senate.

Nunes claims powerful forces are shielding Pelosi from tough questions about poor Capitol security.  House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes suggested Monday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi ought to be more heavily scrutinized for an apparent lack of security ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but she's been protected by the establishment and social media majors.  "Ultimately, she's responsible, OK, whether or not her staff or her sergeant of arms, you know, she's the mayor of the capitol.  It's a big responsibility," the California Republican told Just the News' John Solomon.  Nunes referenced reports that Capitol Police had requested support ahead of the date when a joint session of Congress was set to meet to count electoral ballots and then-President Trump was scheduled to address a large rally.  That support included National Guard troops and protective fencing around the building.

Pelosi slammed for 'inciteful' rhetoric after calling pro-2nd Amendment GOP lawmakers 'enemy within'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's use of inciteful rhetoric shows no signs of abatement, as the California Democrat who previously referred to then-President Donald Trump as a "domestic enemy" called Republican lawmakers the "enemy within."  The reason for this egregious slander is because some GOP lawmakers want to carry a firearm — see Second Amendment.  Continuing to exploit the storming of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month with extreme hyperbole — it wasn't an attempt to overthrow government — for maximum political value, Democrats are working hard to demonize and dehumanize the GOP.  "I do believe, and I have said this all along, that we will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives, a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside," Pelosi said Thursday [1/28/2021] while speaking to reporters.

Terrified members of Congress demand funds to hire 24-hour armed guards or local police protection at their homes and demand their addresses are kept secret.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted armed Republican members of Congress as 'the enemy within' the House of Representatives on Thursday as lawmakers asked for additional funds for security amid increasing threats to their safety.  'We will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives,' she conceded at her press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday [1/28/2021].  Asked to specific who she meant by the enemy within, Pelosi forcefully responded:  'It means that we have members of Congress who want to bring guns onto the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress.'

'Enemy is within the House': Pelosi warns of GOP security threat.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that House Republicans pose a threat to Democrats, and she pledged additional federal money to boost security in the Capitol.  Pelosi said Congress must pass a supplemental spending bill to provide funds "for security for members, when the enemy is within the House of Representatives of a threat that members are concerned about, in addition to what is happening outside."  Pelosi and Democrats fear Republican members of Congress carrying guns.  The California Democrat has installed metal detectors at the doors to the House chamber, prompting protests from GOP lawmakers.  When asked to elaborate on the enemies comment, Pelosi told the Washington Examiner, "It means we have members of Congress who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress."

So much for harmony and unification.
Speaker Pelosi labels Republicans 'the enemy within'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is under fire for labeling Republican lawmakers as "the enemy within." On Thursday, the top Democrat called for better security at the U.S. Capitol and baselessly accused Republicans of endorsing political violence.  Pelosi appeared to refer to remarks by congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Ga.) who said she would bring a gun to the capitol to protect herself.  The House Speaker's remarks are widely seen as a call for a political purge against Republicans.

Hatred has pickled Pelosi.  Nancy Pelosi is on a hatred rampage.  The proximate cause is Donald Trump, but he, like Melville's white whale, is only the trigger.  Captain Ahab will die rather than look at the hatred festering inside of him.  And he will destroy the entire ship, just as Pelosi is doing to Congress.  She has hunted President Trump for four years.  Impeaching Trump after his presidency is unconstitutional, without cause, and [...] crazy.  Our history books will excoriate the House during her reign.  A Russian hoax and two fake impeachments are more important than getting COVID relief to American citizens.  Pelosi is driving the Republic to destruction.  She spent our $32 million for the Mueller investigation, on a fake Steele dossier leaked by Hillary Clinton.  Trump's Russian collusion, it turned out, was all a lie.  Yet, Joe Biden's Ukraine and China collusion, it turns out, are very real.  Biden daily threatens our national security with his compromised position and earned wealth from these two countries, but the Left ignores that real and present danger.

Pelosi's big Tesla stock buy raises ethics questions.  A watchdog group called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a very profitable Tesla stock deal shortly before the Biden administration released plans to make the federal automobile fleet electric.  Last month, Paul Pelosi, a wealthy venture capitalist and husband of the California Democrat, bought up to $1 million of Tesla stock when the price was roughly $640.34 a share.  The price had shot up to $838 a share by Thursday [1/28/2021] on the NASDAQ exchange.  Tesla stock has been a darling of Wall Street for years, and the company stands to reap huge profits if the federal government moves to an all-electric fleet.

Nancy Pelosi's Recent Stock Purchase Raises Ethical and Legal Questions.  Nancy Pelosi's latest financial disclosures, revealed over the weekend, show that she purchased 25 Tesla call options with a $500 strike price and an expiration date of 3/12/2022 on December 22, 2020, paying between $500,000 and $1 million for the option.  There were other purchases of AllianceBernstein Holdings, Apple, and Walt Disney on the disclosure, but the Tesla purchase is raising eyebrows, as Chris Katje of Yahoo!  Finance noted, "as arguments could be made that the companies stand to benefit from new President Joe Biden's agenda."  On Monday [1/25/2021], Joe Biden announced his "Buy American" executive order that includes a plan to replace the U.S. government's fleet of cars and trucks with U.S.-assembled electric vehicles.  Tesla, General Motors, and Nissan all produce electric vehicles in the United States.

Joe Biden Signs Executive Order to Make All Federal Vehicles Electric.  President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday to phase out the federal government's use of vehicles that run on gas and replace them with ones that run on electricity.  The process is part of Biden's "Made in America" executive order, which the president claims will create one million additional jobs in the auto industry in America.

I'm sure this is completely unrelated:
Nancy Pelosi's husband has plowed up to $1 million into bullish bets on Tesla stock.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband has placed up to $1 million worth of bullish bets on Tesla stock, the politician revealed in a financial disclosure form last week.  Paul Pelosi, who runs an investment firm, bought 25 call options on Tesla stock with a strike price of $500 and an expiration date of March 18, 2022.  He spent between $500,001 and $1 million on them on December 22.

Also completely unrelated:
Nancy Pelosi:  Inside Trader.  If you wonder which businesses Democrats intend to favor, one easy answer is to look at what companies Nancy Pelosi is investing in: [...]

Woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop may be destroying evidence: feds.  The Justice Department said it was concerned that the Pennsylvania woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the US Capitol riots might be destroying evidence — and encouraging others to do so.  Lawyers for the department said during a hearing Monday they believe Riley Williams changed her phone number and deleted her Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Telegram and Parler accounts, CBS Pittsburgh reported.  Williams, 22, was arrested on Jan. 18 after her former romantic partner accused her of taking a laptop or hard drive from Pelosi's office with the intention of selling it to the Russians, authorities have said.  She was charged with entering a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to Department of Justice records.

The Editor says...
Perhaps she will get the same punishment Hilliary Clinton got for destroying the evidence on her secret email server.

Pelosi's Past Comes Back To Haunt Her — She Once Praised Unionists Storming State Capitol Of Wisconsin.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) own words have come back to bite her as it's been revealed that she once praised the unionist who stormed the Wisconsin state capitol.  This comes as she's leading the charge to impeach former President Donald Trump for supposedly inciting the Capitol riots earlier this month.  In 2011, unionists stormed the Wisconsin State Capitol as they tried to block a vote on collective bargaining reform, according to Fox News.  Despite the fact that Pelosi has been vocal about condemning the Capitol riots in which a rightwing mob stormed the Capitol to protest the election results, she was singing a very different tune a decade ago when Democrats were the ones doing the storming.

Ken Cuccinelli Claims Pelosi Asked For 'Crew-Manned Machine Guns' In Washington.  Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told Fox News' "The Story" Tuesday [1/19/2021] that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked for "crew-manned machine guns" to be a part of security forces in Washington, D.C., ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.  Cuccinelli and anchor Martha MacCallum were discussing the presence of 25,000 National Guard troops in the nation's capital after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building Jan. 6.  "A division," Cuccinelli said, responding to MacCallum's assertion that the number of troops is greater than the number in Afghanistan and Iraq.  "You have a division.  The last up of thousands of these troops was requested by the speaker through the Capitol Police.  She even wanted crew-manned machine guns in Washington.  That was rejected because there's simply no use for that in a security arrangement for a civilian undertaking.  Just — so some of this has gone beyond any legitimate security need."

The Editor says...
Nancy Pelosi doesn't like guns — especially machine guns — unless her people are pointing them at us.

Acting DHS Deputy Secretary:  Pelosi Wanted 'Crew-Manned Machine Guns in Washington — That Was Rejected'.  Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told Fox News's "The Story with Martha MacCallum" on Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested more National Guards be sent to Washington, D.C., even requesting "crew-manned machine guns" — a sharp contrast between how she reacted when President Donald Trump wanted to use the military to deal with the violence from nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.  "Violence has no place and violence must be addressed," Pelosi told National Public Radio's (NPR) "All Things Considered" in June 2020.  "But there is no reason for the U.S. military to be called out for this."  MacCallum noted that 12 members of the National Guard were pulled from their duty in D.C. for what was described as inappropriate texts or social media.

"I'm Not Worried About That"; Pelosi Doesn't Care That Another Trump Impeachment Would Undercut Biden's "Unity" Message.  To the surprise of absolutely nobody, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she's not worried about the affect that an impeachment trial would have on "unity" in our country.  "You mentioned unity and a message of unity yesterday," the reporter began to ask.  "Are you at all concerned about moving forward with an impeachment trial that could undercut that message and alienate all the conservative supporters of the President?," he added.  "No," Pelosi responded bluntly.  "No I'm not worried about that," she added.

People think Nancy Pelosi Was Arrested for Treason by US Marshals after Asking Military to Ignore Trump.  Nancy Pelosi admitted that she attempted to convince the military to ignore the sitting President of the United States because he supposedly 'lost' the election.  The militaries response was 'this is tantamount to treason', one day later Nancy Pelosi was nowhere to be found, then again the next day.  When Nancy Pelosi finally emerged she was surrounded by US Marshals and Secret Service agents even though the Capitol Building is now swarming with armed National Guard, National Guard that Pelosi herself called 'weekend warriors' and specifically wanted the Marines to guard the Capitol.  [Video clip]

Pelosi grabs photo-op with same troops she called 'stormtroopers' during BLM riots.  There can only be one explanation for the level of hypocrisy regularly seen from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a complicit media, but the California Democrat took her duplicity to a mindboggling level when she exploited National Guard troops deployed ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration next week.  Like a tin-pot dictator, Pelosi stood before a formation of soldiers lined up in front of the U.S. Capitol and thanked the troops and their families "for protecting the Capitol and our democracy." This coming from the same Democrat who expressed concern "about the increased militarization" of the nation's capital when the National Guard was brought in during the Black Lives Matter riots over the summer.  The same person who called federal law enforcement agents "stormtroopers."

Dem Leader Nancy Pelosi Bites her Lip as She Gets Caught in a Bold Faced Coronavirus Relief Lie.  CBS News' "60 Minutes" host Lesley Stahl on Sunday questioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over Congress' stalling of a COVID-19 relief package, suggesting both parties were to blame for obstructing the bill.  "That was held up for eight months," Stahl said to Pelosi.  [Video clip]

Pelosi Breaks Her OWN House Floor Rules; Calls Herself 'Wife, Mother, Daughter, Grandmother'.  There may be an abundance of contenders but there is no politician in America today who is more of a massive hypocrite than Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  The top congressional Democrat has done more to divide the nation and foment unrest than anyone with her ongoing stunts, dangerous demagoguery, and the failure to get anything done with the exception of waging a personal vendetta against President Trump.  That Madame Speaker is an unhinged, double-dealing, lying fraud was well established before the spectacle of a rushed last-minute shame impeachment to give Trump one more kick before he leaves office and in the glory of the moment, Pelosi slipped up on Wednesday.  During her sanctimonious speech about why Trump has to be removed mere days before his historic presidency ends, Pelosi broke her own ridiculous floor rules that imposed Soviet-style speech restrictions on terms related to gender.

Priorities: Nancy Pelosi Took 9 Months to Negotiate COVID Stimulus II, But Took Less Than 7 Days to Impeach Trump.  Just when you think the height of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hypocrisy and excess cannot get any higher, she surprises.  Pelosi spends 9 months supposedly negotiating a second Stimulus package, "for the American people", and blamed everyone from Republicans to Big Corporations to President Trump for the failure of not being able to craft a suitable relief package.  In October, Pelosi TWICE lied on national television, both on CNN.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi wants $5,000 fines for lawmakers who ignore metal detectors, dodge Capitol security.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has proposed a new rule that would fine members who do not follow new security protocols, including walking through a metal detector, in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.  Pelosi announced the proposal Thursday [1/14/2021]. The House would not vote on the new rule until Jan. 21., a day after the inauguration, Pelosi's office said in a statement.  The proposed fines, $5,000 for a first time offense and $10,000 for a second, come as some House Republicans have openly defied the metal detectors placed outside the House chamber in the days that followed the riot.

The Editor says...
Your opinion may vary, of course, but I perceive this as Nancy Pelosi accusing Republican members of Congress of smuggling weapons onto the floor of the House.  No doubt, the Members who are armed would be happy to tell her, if she were to ask.

Liberal Journalist Calls For Pelosi To Be Expelled From House.  Whatever you think of Twitter, it does have one virtue: it has exposed the carelessness and low intelligence of American journalists.  Gohmert couldn't have been clearer, and yet these dim bulbs didn't get the point.  More importantly, though:  these journalists thought the quote was shocking when they attributed it to Gohmert.  One wanted to expel Gohmert from the House.  So, does that mean that she now wants Nancy Pelosi expelled?  And do the other journalists quoted above now think that Pelosi's quote was reprehensible?  Will they jump to condemn Pelosi, as they did Gohmert?  Or are statements tolerant of rioting, or even encouraging rioting, perfectly fine when they are made by Democrats?

Nancy Pelosi names Trump impeachment managers, including Eric Swalwell.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday [1/12/2021] named nine managers who will lead President Trump's second impeachment — including Rep. Eric Swalwell, who faced recent controversy for his relationship with a Chinese spy.  The House on Wednesday will begin impeachment proceedings against Trump for allegedly inciting last week's Capitol riot.  The impeachment is expected to pass with overwhelming Democratic support and at least three Republican votes.  Impeachment managers are in charge of presenting the charges, giving them significant public attention and associating their own credibility with the case.  They are particularly prominent during Senate trials.

Pence Uses Pelosi's Own Words Against Her As He Explains Why He Won't Invoke 25th Amendment.  Vice President Mike Pence used House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) words against her in a letter on Tuesday evening explaining why he will not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.  The letter comes as Democrats have introduced an article of impeachment against the president for the riot that broke out last week in the nation's capital.  Democrats have also sought to pressure Pence into removing Trump from office by invoking the 25th Amendment.

I try to avoid posting conspiracy theories, but this one caught my attention.  Because it comes from Lt. General Thomas McInerney:  Following the storming of the Capitol building on Wednesday by what appears to be mostly Antifa members, apparently, there were also some others mingled in with them that General Thomas McInerney claims were Special Forces who seized several laptops from offices of politicians who are engaged in treason against the United States.  [Video clip]

General Thomas McInerney:  Special Forces Grabbed Traitors' Laptops.  [F]ollowing the storming of the Capitol building on Wednesday by what appears to be Antifa members, apparently, there were also some others mingled in with them that General Thomas McInerney claims were special forces who seized several laptops from offices of politicians who are engaged in treason against the United States.  [Video clip]

Gen. McInerny Says Special Ops Got Pelosi's Laptop:  "This is high treason!"  I've been telling you the next 10 days will be unlike anything you have ever witnessed in America.  And now it's not just me telling you.  How about a three star general?  General McInerny just released several videos where he breaks down everything that happened at the Capitol.  And it's NOT what you think!  There were several Special Operations being ran all at the same time.  The guys with heavy military gear that you've heard about?  Those were the white hats.  They went in and seized multiple pieces of evidence, including Nancy Pelosi's laptop.  [Video clip]

Understanding the Rage.  Speaker Pelosi can't help herself.  She pours gasoline on the fire, threatening to impeach President Trump in his last week in office.  Foolishly thinking that when Trump is gone, we will forget the insults, the abuse and simply go away.  That we will abandon support for the policies that were working so well.  They think they can go back to playing footsie with the Communist Chinese, open our borders to unlimited illegals and abandon any pretense of fiscal responsibility.  That we will accept her turning MAGA into a four-letter word that should never again be used in polite company.  Dream on sweet pea.  In reality, she and the entire establishment are scared spitless.  It's all bluster.  They fear Trump.  They're terrified by the 75 million who voted for him.  Their act is wearing thin.  In their hearts, they know or suspect that Trump actually won.  They can only pretend that we are going away.

Democrats close in for the kill — not just Trump, but all Republicans.  On Sunday, Nancy Pelosi (D. — white supremacist representative occupying a seat a black person should have) announced that on Monday [1/11/2021] the House will vote to ask Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office — nine days before his term ends.  Should Pence refuse to do so (and he has allegedly announced that he will refuse), Pelosi will proceed with impeachment legislation.  The pretense for all of this is that Trump has gone stark raving mad and may even drop a nuclear bomb in the next nine days.  The reality is that Pelosi's laptop disappeared on January 7 and Trump probably has it in front of him.  She is desperate to remove him from power before he does something with it.  Indeed, rumors abound that Trump is gearing up for the legal equivalent of a nuclear strike.  The claim is that he will unleash myriad facts about election fraud, including a Roman connection that runs through Obama.

Nancy Pelosi Basically Asks for Civil War with Insane Gambit to Expel GOP House Members.  Well, so much for that whole unity thing.  Democrats are out for blood, emboldened by the idiotic alt-right fools who rushed the Capitol last week, and they are seemingly going to play every card they have.  Impeachment is already being talked about, perhaps even after Biden's inauguration, in order to ban Trump from every holding office again.  But if that wasn't dumb enough, Nancy Pelosi is now looking at the 14th Amendment as a way to expel Republican members of the House for supposedly taking part in an "insurrection." [...] I don't typically think we are on the verge of a national break-up (despite thinking our politics have devolved into a dumpster fire), but you start expelling dually elected GOP House members based on ridiculous claims that they somehow supported a rebellion and that's what you are egging on.  Perhaps Pelosi is too naive to realize that, but I suspect she knows exactly what she's doing.

Pelosi Invokes Nixon, Calls on GOP to Impeach Trump.  During an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) invoked Watergate and former President Richard Nixon as she discussed her push to impeach President Donald Trump. [...] Pelosi announced Sunday [1/10/2021] in a letter that the House of Representatives would move to impeach Trump just 10 days before his presidential term is over because he "represents an imminent threat" to "our Constitution and our Democracy."

Nancy Pelosi Just Admitted Why Dems Obstructed COVID Relief Bill for Eight Months.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-IllegalHairAppointment) appeared on Sunday's [1/10/2021] "60 Minutes" to discuss a wide range of topics with Lesley Stahl, most of which had to do with painting Donald Trump as an insurrectionist and Republicans as his accomplices.  After giving Stahl a breathless, faux-emotional tour of the damage her office sustained (Pelosi was more upset about a broken mirror in her office than she was about thousands of businesses destroyed during months of BLM rioting), the two sat down to chat.  While Pelosi did her best to seem like the reasonable leader protecting the Republic from crazed animals, Stahl pushed back on some of Pelosi's assertions — to Pelosi's chagrin.  One such topic was whether Pelosi's tone and "obstruction" cost the Democrats seats in November.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi Cuts to the Chase on What the Capitol Riot Was All About.  Nancy Pelosi's got people pegged. On Saturday [1/9/2021], the 80-year-old politician took a stab at the disposition of those who stormed/trespassed at/walked into/breached/overtook/invaded — take your pick of verbs — the Capitol Wednesday.  According to Nancy, it was related to the coronavirus.  More importantly, it was about — sit down and get a blanket — racism.

Pelosi: Trump 'Deranged, Unhinged, Dangerous' and Should Be Prosecuted.  During a portion of an interview set to air on Sunday's broadcast of CBS' "60 Minutes" that was released Friday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that President Donald Trump is a "deranged, unhinged, dangerous" president of the United States.  Pelosi said, "Well, sadly, the person who's running the executive branch is a deranged, unhinged, dangerous president of the United States, and only a number of days until we can be protected from him.  But he has done something so serious that there should be prosecution against him."

Pelosi Sought To Have Military Limit Trump's Authority As Commander-In-Chief.  Democrats, their activist media arm, and their Big Tech doorkeepers are perilously close to pressing their advantage far too far and alienating sympathetic right-leaning and centrist voters with their ongoing attacks on President Trump.  Not only has the sitting President of the United States of America been deplatformed pretty much everywhere on the internet, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly spoke to the Joint Chiefs about stripping him of his Constitutional authority with regard to his role as Commander in Chief.

Pelosi Tried to Foment a Military Coup Against Trump.  Those on the left have been accusing President Donald Trump of fomenting an insurrection because of the Capitol protest.  But Trump never called for violence or a riot.  But these are the same people who for four years tried to take out and undermined the duly elected president of the United States through a false Russia Collusion hoax story.  These are the same people who rioted on Trump's Inauguration Day, attacking and setting fire to thing in Washington, D.C.  (By the way, all those arrested in those attacks were ultimately released without any [prison] time for their actions). [...] The New York Times ran a story today [1/9/2021] about the actions of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind the scenes against the president.  Talk about "insurrection," she was essentially fomenting a coup, and fomenting the military against the president, trying to remove him from the chain of command.

Pelosi Aide Reports Laptop Was Stolen From Speaker's Office During Breach of Capitol Building.  On Wednesday Blaze TV reporter Elijah Schaffer tweeted a photo from inside Nancy Pelosi's office where emails were left open on the computer screen as staff rushed to flee.  Schaffer wrote, "I am inside Nancy Pelosi's office with the thousands of revolutionaries who have stormed the building."  Pelosi's aide confirmed Friday [1/8/2021] that a laptop was stolen from the Speaker's office.

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If you find Nancy Pelosi's laptop unattended somewhere, leave it alone.  Even if the contents of Pelosi's laptop were as embarrassing as the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop, you can be sure the news media would cover it all up!

Pelosi asks Joint Chiefs about preventing Trump from launching nukes.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with the nation's top military officer on Friday about precautions in place to prevent President Donald Trump from ordering a nuclear strike or conducting other military hostilities as Democrats seek his removal from office.  The stunning revelation came in a letter from the speaker to House Democrats outlining next steps following a violent breach of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by Trump supporters.  Pelosi said she spoke to Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley about guardrails in place that could prevent "an unstable president" from wielding the military or the country's nuclear arsenal.

Democrats Eye Vote On Impeachment As Early As Next Week.  With the 25th Amendment out the window, Congressional Democrats are moving on to door #2 — impeachment.  According to CNN, Democrats may vote on impeachment as soon as the middle of next week.  According to the report, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team are working out a "lightning-quick impeachment process," according to "multiple Democratic sources."
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Pelosi Threatens to Do Something Drastic if Pence Does Not Remove Trump Under 25th Amendment.  On Thursday [1/7/2021], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) threatened to launch into immediate impeachment if Vice President Mike Pence and Trump's cabinet do not immediately invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president. [...] Ironically, Pelosi and the other Democrats cheapened impeachment by rushing a flimsy partisan case against Trump in 2019.

Capitol protesters loot, vandalize Nancy Pelosi's office.  Rioters vandalized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's suite of offices in the US Capitol on Wednesday, flipping tables and rummaging through desks after a large mob of Trump supporters stormed the building.  One man was photographed reclining with his feet on a desk in Pelosi's office while other men in "Make America Great Again" hats horsed around with desk phones and streamed the incident.  Another demonstrator was seen grinning as he walked away with Pelosi's podium as unprecedented scenes of looting and chaos engulfed the Capitol after rioters overpowered police and trapped lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives chamber, leading to a tense armed standoff.

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This was very likely a false flag operation, just like the spray-painting of Pelosi's garage door a few days earlier, during which the vandals were careful to avoid getting paint on the bricks.  How many people even know where Pelosi's office is?  How many cops had to stand aside to let the "protesters" into that area, and then into that office?  What happened to the National Guard, which was called out at least one day earlier?  Did they stand aside, too?  Once the "protesters" were in Pelosi's office, they acted like 10-year-old brats.  That doesn't sound like a bunch of disgruntled voters reacting to a stolen election.  It sounds like paid actors wearing MAGA gear to throw down a red herring.

Sorry, Pelosi:  Eliminating official use of 'mother' isn't inclusive — it's waging war on women.  One of the first acts of our new House of Representatives might be to cancel Mom.  On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Democratic majority proposed to eliminate "father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister" and all other language deemed insufficiently "gender-inclusive" from House rules.  They would be replaced with terms like "parent, child, sibling, parent's sibling" and so on.  "Mother" — among the most important concepts in human life — would be erased from the lexicon of the US House of Representatives.  It's important to recognize how radical this is.  And no, it isn't akin to updating federal law to replace "policeman" with "police officer," a rational corrective sought by feminists for generations.

The Future:  It Ain't Gonna Be Pretty.  One of the common memes in our racist-sexist-homophobe world is that Conservatism Inc. betrayed us.  They never stood their ground, always caving to the libs, whether on race, on spending, on deficits, and now on election fraud, Chief Justice John Roberts.  But this assumes that we Americans are actually in control of our fate.  You think?  How about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just approving a change in House Rules to make them more "inclusive?"  You think Nancy Pelosi, she of the $24,000 side-by-side refrigerators, really believes in this?  But what are fathers and mothers and sons and daughters against another term as Speaker of the House?  And what could be more important to the future of feminism than re-upping your speakership at the tender age of 80?

Report: Pelosi allowed recently COVID-positive rep. onto House floor to vote for her.  Nancy Pelosi has shown yet another example of her hypocrisy regarding COVID-19 lockdown orders.  Under quarantine for coronavirus, Americans are not allowed to travel, visit friends, family or even go to work in some cases.  If you're a Democrat in Congress, however, it's your "congressional duty" to break quarantine, enter the chamber and re-elect radical Democrat Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker.  According to a report Sunday, that's the example the California Democrat set for Americans amid her narrow re-election to the leading role in the lower chamber of Congress.  The report noted that in an effort to win a tough battle for re-election and compensate for seats lost by Democrats, Pelosi encouraged a handful of coronavirus-positive Democrats to break their quarantine in order to vote for her.

AOC and The Squad Sell Out, Help Reelect Pelosi Speaker.  The new Congress convened Sunday [1/3/2021] at noon, and the House held its Speakership vote.  With only a razor-thin majority, Democrats could not afford to indulge 15 members voting against Nancy Pelosi as happened two years ago, nor did AOC or the rest of the 'Squad' defect despite pressure from the left not to "sell out." [...] Because Pelosi couldn't afford to lose any votes, she urged at least one member who tested positive and is still in quarantine to drag herself to the House to vote.

Weakened Nancy Pelosi Wins Another Term as Speaker with Less than a Majority in House.  A severely weakened House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won re-election on Sunday with only 216 votes, less than a majority of 218 in the U.S. House of Representatives.  After voting concluded according to C-SPAN's count, Pelosi had 216 votes and an emboldened House minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) secured 209 votes.  Two members, both Democrats, voted for somebody else and three members — also Democrats — voted present.  The fact that Pelosi could not even get a majority of members in the U.S. House of Representatives to vote for her — since the House has 435 voting members, a majority is 218 — is a sign of how much weaker she is since the 2020 congressional elections in November saw massive losses for House Democrats.

There's something peculiar about the vandalism at Pelosi's house.  An ugly story emerged on New Year's Day:  Vandals had attacked Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco house, leaving behind graffiti on her garage complaining about the stimulus bill, along with a pig's head in a puddle of red paint.  People less credulous than the media, though, noticed that the vandals were kind enough to do their dirty deed without touching the brick facing on Pelosi's house.  These may have been polite vandals, or there may be more here than meets the eye. [...] It's entirely possible that this was an Antifa effort and the person spraying paint had some residual compassion for Pelosi.  But it's also possible that this is a false flag effort.

Here Are The Most Annoying People Of 2020.  Coming in the number one spot is Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, for many reasons.  The first annoying thing she did this year that comes to mind is when she showed off her kitchen on "The Late Late Show" while many Americans lined up for hours at food banks across the country. [..] We also can't forget the whole hair salon debacle.  Pelosi was criticized in September for attending an appointment at a hair salon in San Francisco even though businesses were shut down at the time due to coronavirus.  Pelosi claimed the hair salon purposefully set her up and that she would take responsibility for falling for the set up.

Nancy Pelosi Bans 'Gender' Terms Like Mother, Daughter, Father, Son in House Rules.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress on Friday, which contain "future-focused" proposals, including the elimination of gendered terms, such as "father, mother, son, and daughter."  "This package, which will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes, includes sweeping ethics reforms, increases accountability for the American people, and makes this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history," said the House Committee on Rules in a statement.

House of Representatives rules may be stripped of all gender references.  Proposed changes to the rules of the House of Representatives would "honor all gender identities" by eliminating such specific terms as mother and father, son and daughter, and aunt and uncle.  Instead, only gender-neutral terms such as "parent," "child," "sibling" and "parent's sibling" would be allowed in the text of the House rules, according to the proposed changes.  The proposed changes — which also include the establishment of a House "Office of Diversity and Inclusion" — will be voted on after the House convenes Sunday for the new 117th Congress.  Another rules change would prevent Republicans from amending a bill at the last minute, the Washington Examiner reported.

Evidence that Pelosi is on the way out:
Pelosi's Home Vandalized with Pig's Head, Fake Blood; Antifa Has Been Accused!.  Nancy Pelosi's home in San Francisco has been vandalized.  Her garage was spray painted, fake blood was poured all over the place, and a pig head was involved. [...] It is highly suspected that the vandalism was due to anger over the stimulus package.  Antifa has been accused.  San Francisco is mostly Democrat, so it is widely believed that this vandalism was NOT carried about by conservatives.

GOP Rep Accuses Pelosi of 'Unprecedented Power Grab' in Iowa Election.  Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress are cautioning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) against any interference in the Iowa 2nd Congressional District election.  Iowa certified the winner to be Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks over Democrat Rita Hart.  The race was a nail biter.  The final tally put Miller-Meeks on top by a vote of 196,964 to 196,958.  Yes, that's only six votes.  And so Hart filed a challenge with the House.  But Republican Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) argued that there's no reason why the tiny margin of victory should prevent Speaker Pelosi from seating Miller-Meeks in her rightful place in Congress next week.  "Refusing to seat Rep.-elect Miller-Meeks on January 3rd would be an unprecedented power grab by Speaker Pelosi," Davis said.  "The Speaker's narrow margin, which could be as few as seven, should not be a factor when considering whether or not to seat a member-elect," Davis added."Rep.-elect Miller-Meeks has been certified the winner by the State of Iowa."

How Nancy Pelosi could lose the speakership to Kevin McCarthy.  Is karma going to come calling for Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats?  I know that it sounds crazy, yet another improbable scenario in a season when our hopes have been dashed repeatedly after hearing predictions that a stolen presidential election would be rectified in the courts.  But the scenario that follows is far from impossible, given House rules for voting in person, the tiniest House of Representatives majority (9 votes) in decades, the deep ideological split within the Democrats (downplayed or ignored by the partisan media) and the fading lucidity of Nancy Pelosi.

Uh-Oh: Pelosi May Not Have Votes To Stay Speaker.  This is the nightmare scenario for House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and her nightmare looks like it could come to fruition.  Republicans won every single race for the House that was considered a "toss-up," a total of 27, and not one Republican lost reelection in what was supposed to be a "blue wave" year for Democrats.  And because of that, when it comes time to vote for a new Speaker of The House in January, a small number of House Democrats missing for whatever reason could lead to a Republican being elected Speaker.

Nancy Pelosi:  Georgia Senate Victories Would Give Democrats Supermajority-Like Ability to Pass Legislation.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a virtual Sojourner Truth Project event last week that ousting Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) will give them significant power to pass legislation because they can pass bills with a simple majority in the Senate using reconciliation.  Pelosi spoke virtually at the Sojourner Truth Project on December 22 via Zoom.  During the event, she discussed how Georgia Senate Democrat candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock's potential victories would give Democrats significant power to pass legislation in Congress.  She compared their Democrats' potential power to having essentially 60 votes in the Senate.

Pelosi Acts Like a Complete Lunatic During CNN Interview.  You know something is wrong when someone makes a CNN host seem reasonable by comparison.  [Video clip]

Poll:  Speaker Pelosi's Favorability for a Fourth Term as House Speaker Plummets.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) majority in the lower chamber was eviscerated on election night, after pollsters predicted that Democrats would make significant gains in congressional elections.  Pelosi currently holds an 11-seat majority, losing 9 seats thus far; likewise, Republicans lost no incumbent seats thus far, and flipped upwards of 14 seats previously held by Democrats.  A fresh Politico/Morning Consult poll spells even more trouble for Democrats' self-proclaimed "master legislator."  Just 31 percent of voters across the board believe that Pelosi should serve another term as speaker, while 56 percent say that she should step aside.  On the other hand, 53 percent of self-identified Democrats support Pelosi's fourth bid for the speakership, but 83 percent and 59 percent of Republicans and Independents, respectively, oppose her serving as speaker again.

Nancy Pelosi Goes on CNN and Has a Meltdown Too Amazing to Miss.  It appears Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to move on from having her purely political motives for holding up a stimulus bill before the election scrutinized.  Judging by the election returns, the voters held her accountable by nearly wiping out her majority in the House.  Now it seems some members of the corporate media are also trying to hold her accountable.  This could be a sign the media has decided she needs to go.  This would look similar to the trashing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Poll:  Majority wants Pelosi out as House speaker.  Though Democrats' House majority was nearly wiped out in last month's election, the party appears poised to retain Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for a fourth, two-year stint as speaker next month.  A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows most Democrats think she should keep the gavel, but a majority of voters oppose Pelosi staying on as speaker.  Only 31 percent of all voters think Pelosi should be elected as speaker when the new Congress begins, while 56 percent think she should not.

Kevin McCarthy demands answers from Pelosi on Chinese spy infiltrating Rep. Swalwell's office.  Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., was "so preoccupied with going after President Trump" that he was not "protecting the USA from bad actors," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on Wednesday, reacting to a report of a Chinese spy infiltrating Congress.  "This is only the tip of the iceberg because remember what we're hearing.  These are Chinese spies that go down to the level of a mayor," McCarthy told "The Ingraham Angle."  "[China] helps a city council member become a congressman.  This congressman now gets on the intel committee.  They are only selected from the intel committee by the leaders of their party meaning Nancy Pelosi.  Nancy Pelosi is one of the Gang of Eight, along with myself," McCarthy said.  "Did Nancy Pelosi know this had transpired when she put him on the committee?"

Rep. Dan Crenshaw rips into Pelosi for her moral corruption and hypocrisy.  ["]We've all seen the heartbreaking video of Angela Marsden, the owner of Pineapple Hill Saloon and Grill in Los Angeles.  Everyone should have to watch that testimony as Democrats shut down her outdoor — outdoor! — dining while a Hollywood studio sets up shop right next door.  She represents millions of Americans suffering who have taken note of the hypocrisy of these lockdowns, of the double standards, as big businesses can operate freely while small businesses are shamed into submission and told wrongly that they are the ones who must sacrifice to slow the spread.  That the demise of the business they spent their whole lives building is the price to pay because 'if it just saves one life.'  But this is unscientific nonsense, and we all know it.["]

Mitch McConnell Unleashes On Speaker Pelosi on Senate Floor.  On Wednesday [12/9/2020] during a speech on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unleashed on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as she continues to block COVID-19 funding.  The comments from McConnell also come after Pelosi admitted that she purposely blocked COVID funding and wouldn't agree to a smaller bill unless Joe Biden is in office.

Pelosi Omits Key Detail About First Black Congressman When Announcing Exhibit Honoring Him.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Whip James Clyburn omitted one key detail on Friday during the opening of an exhibit honoring former Rep. Joseph Rainey of South Carolina, the first black congressman in American history.  The exhibit, located in the United States Capitol, is named "Joseph Rainey: 150 years" and celebrates the 150th anniversary of Rainey's swearing-in on Dec. 12, 1870, as the first African American member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  During their presentation of the exhibit, however, Pelosi and Clyburn predictably failed to mention that Rainey was a Republican.

Report: Nancy Pelosi to Lead High-Priced Fundraiser for Democrats Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will fundraise [sic] Monday [12/7/2020] for Georgia Senate Democrat candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.  Former Baltimore County Executive Ted Venetoulis said Monday that Pelosi will headline a fundraiser Monday [12/7/2020] at 7:30 p.m. ET for the pivotal Georgia Senate runoffs. [...] The flyer for the fundraiser has suggested giving starting at $500 and up to $15,6000. [sic]  Venetoulis added that the Democrats' fundraising would boost the candidates' ground game in Georgia.

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[#1] Please show me the dictionary — and by that I mean a dusty old book with a bunch of words and definitions — which includes the word fundraise.  [#2] If the runoff election is rigged as flagrantly as the November presidential election, what is the purpose of fundraising?  If the Socialist Democrats have rigged the election, the only purpose for a generous donation would be to purchase influence.  Democrats and Republicans really like grassroots activists, until the moment they find out that you don't really have a lot of money in the bank or influence in your neighborhood.

Pelosi Snaps at Reporters, Makes Stunning Admission About Why She Stalled Virus Relief Bill.  Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally admitted today [12/4/2020] what Republicans have alleged for months about why she held up an agreement between House Democrats and Senate Republicans on a coronavirus relief package:  She wanted to wait until after the election when presumably Joe Biden would be declared the winner of the presidential race.  The stunning admission was made during her weekly press briefing with reporters this morning where questions were asked about the status of the Wuhan virus relief bill including on how soon she felt both sides could come to an agreement on the particulars.  Prior to the election, Pelosi and other Democratic leaders in the House balked at the Senate's smaller bill and demanded much more. Now she says she's open to a scaled-down bill in the interests of getting something passed soon.

The True Source of Catholic Democratic Confusion.  Townhall reports that Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has formed a working group of bishops expressly "to navigate challenges posed by a Biden administration."  The archbishop is concerned that Biden's "positions that are opposed to Church teaching, like abortion," not only "pose a serious threat to the common good whenever any politician supports them," but cause "confusion among the faithful about what the church actually teaches on these questions."  It's a sad truth that every Catholic officeholder professing a heart aflame for the faith who meanwhile toils night and day for a party at war with every Christian value, wouldn't be in office without the votes of a lot of confused Catholics.  The most notorious burning heart right now beats inside Joe Biden, the man NPR loves to remind listeners "carries a rosary in his pocket and attends Mass every Sunday."  And of course Nancy Pelosi, whose grating sanctimony as she defends abortion as "sacred ground," or lectures on the demands of morality (Trump's impeachment), and depths of immorality (a secure national border), are peddled to Catholics as the prayerful outpourings of an "ardent" practitioner of the faith.

2020 Was The Year Nancy Pelosi Totally Lost Her Touch.  It is looking increasingly like the House of Representatives will be a 222-Democrat-213-Republican split.  This is an absolutely incredible outcome that none of the polling experts predicted.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) can only afford to lose four votes on anything, making it impossible to govern.  And guess what?  It's her own [...] fault.  Here's why.  When Nancy Pelosi returned to power as Speaker of the House in 2019, she was greeted as a liberator by the Washington press corp.  There she was, smiling on the cover of every magazine, a welcome conquering heroine replacing evil, Republican nerd Paul Ryan.  But while Pelosi's tenure a decade earlier was lauded for her firm control of a difficult caucus, Pelosi version 2.0 turned out to be a political albatross.

Analysis Busts Pelosi Sneaking $350 Million For 50 Richest Zip Codes Into COVID Relief Bill.  Oh, but they claim they are for the little guy, right?  Look, both parties are being used against the people, and this is just another example of the corruption in DC.  The HEROES Act is nothing more than the former COVID stimulus bill:  unconstitutional wealth redistribution.

Nancy Pelosi Snuck $350M for 50 Richest Zip Codes into COVID Relief Bill, Analysis Reveals.  At some point, when the election chaos is finally settled, Congress will likely turn to passing another COVID-19 stimulus/relief bill.  (Despite the last one being plagued by rampant fraud and dysfunction).  One starting point for negotiations will be the "HEROES Act," a $2.2 trillion bill the House passed in October on a party-line vote by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats.  One of the most significant aspects of the HEROES Act is that it allocates nearly $700 billion in federal money for state, local, and tribal governments.  Proponents say this gives localities the funds they need to pay emergency responders and fund programs necessary to protect their communities.  Critics point out that much of this money is used to "bail out" blue states that were already mismanaging their budgets and running up large unfunded pension programs before the pandemic.

Pelosi : Dessert Storm
Impeachment backfired on Nancy.  Charlie Cook, Larry Sabato, and the rest of the cable news experts on American elections all agreed.  Democrats would add 10, 15, and maybe even 20 seats to their majority.  Hahaha.  Matt Vespa reported, "We have over a dozen races that have yet to be called.  Yes, some places are still counting those mail-in ballots.  In some races, they still have a long way to go.  Overall, this week has been terrible for House Democrats.  They were projected to pick up 10-15 seats.  They're probably going to lose 10[,] maybe more. [...]" [...] The progressive communists in their memo just did not get it.  No one cares what ice cream a rich old lady eats.  We have ice cream too.  There is nothing in her freezer the average American cannot buy.  Whilst progressives talk up the working-class concerns, the fact is they are the biggest elitists in the world.  They are out of touch.  They hate large pickups, canned beer, and guns.

Kevin McCarthy fires back at Pelosi's election mantra:  Yes Speaker, it was a 'mandate' — against Socialism!.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy fired back at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her claim that voters gave Democrats a "mandate" on Election Day.  The California Republican mocked Democrats boasting about the election results when, in fact, the so-called "blue wave" they had been predicting never materialized.  McCarthy called out Pelosi for her claims during comments at a press conference on Thursday [11/12/2020].

Why Nancy Pelosi May Have Trouble Remaining Speaker of the House — Where Did Her Votes Go?  Earlier today my RedState colleague Nick Arama reported that House GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is speculating that Nancy Pelosi may no longer have the votes in the House Democrat caucus to remaining Speaker of the House.  A few days ago, when the late-deciding House races started to go against the Democrats, I wrote this story about the possible implications coming out of the House Democrat Caucus conference call where fingers of blame were being pointed over the losses that were suffered by various incumbents who had faced difficult races.  The news has not improved for Pelosi since I wrote my earlier story — in fact, it has gotten worse in that the Democrats have now lost every close race called so far.

Should Republicans Pick the Next House Speaker?  Right now it appears that Republicans will have at least 210 seats in the House in the next Congress, and perhaps a many as 214 if the remaining races where the GOP candidate leads all break their way.  That would leave Democrats with a slim 7-vote majority, and leave the GOP needing to gain only four seats to take control in the next election.  Given that over ten House Democrats didn't vote for Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker after the 2018 midterms, it raises a tantalizing possibility:  Could four House Democrats be induced to support a Republican for Speaker (or even switch parties)?  Highly unlikely, but a second possibility might be considered:  Republicans could pledge their support for a moderate Democrat to become Speaker.  If there is a challenge mounting to Pelosi within her own caucus, the potential for mischief is well nigh irresistible.

Pelosi Is Asked Repeatedly if She Denounces Socialism, Her Answer Says It All.  While we're still trying to figure out the presidential election, the American people did make one message perfectly clear on Election Day: they were not big fans of socialism.  More moderate Democrats chewed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) out over their being associated with socialism after the results came in.  Some made it plain they felt that hurt the chances of Democrats to win in the House in a leaked House caucus phone call. [...] So one would think that given that concern expressed by her members and the American people that Pelosi might be very clear when asked about socialism, right?  Especially since she's seeking another term as Speaker of the House.  But not so much.

Nancy Pelosi refuses to denounce socialism as she seeks another term as speaker.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is refusing to denounce socialism as the left-wing ideology continues to drive a wedge within the Democratic Party — and as she works to lock down enough support for another term as speaker.  Fox News had requested comment several times — including multiple phone calls to Pelosi's office — with inquiries about whether she opposed the ideology and whether she would allow any self-described socialists elected in the Democratic caucus to hold leadership positions in the House of Representatives.  During a press conference on Friday, Pelosi acknowledged that there was a "difference of opinion" among members of her caucus as a rift between moderates and progressives appears to have expanded following the 2020 election.  Back in 2019, Pelosi insisted during a "60 Minutes" interview that socialism was "not the view" of her party.

Nancy Pelosi's Chief of Staff Is Chief Executive and Feinstein's Husband a Major Shareholder at Dominion Ballot Counting Systems.  The great Sidney Powell was on Mornings with Maria and she unloaded on the monstrous amount of Democrat voter fraud in the 2020 election.  But during this discussion Maria Bartiromo dropped a bomb as well.  During her discussion with Sidney Powell, Maria Bartiromo shared the following about the firm that runs the application used in Michigan where thousands of Trump votes were switched to Joe Biden.  [Video clip] [...] The fact that the Dominion voting machines flipped votes to Biden in at least two instances in Michigan alone is reason to audit all states where Dominion is used.

The Fall of the House of Pelosi.  The D.C. press has built up the myth of Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a brilliant strategist.  That's nonsense.  Pelosi is in power for one reason and one reason only.  It's the same reason that Schumer is the Senate Dem leader.  American elections are being bought up by San Francisco and New York money.  Pelosi is the direct liaison to the SF cash and Schumer is the connection to the NY money.  The money showed up.  Lots of it.  Republicans were outspent at every turn.  But that wasn't enough.  And strategically, Pelosi oversaw a disaster.  Schumer may be getting some flak because Democrat Senate ambitions are not paying off, but Pelosi's public behavior was disastrous.  Trying to take coronavirus relief hostage, and then attacking Wolf Blitzer was not a good look.  Even while the media was touting her genius, Pelosi reacted with a hauteur that won over no one.  Add on the salon video and it was an added scandal that no one needed.

Nancy Pelosi hails 'President-elect Biden' as vote count continues in swing states.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed Democratic nominee Joe Biden as "President-elect Biden" on Friday morning [11/6/2020], saying she was pleased with the outcome of the 2020 election — even as the vote count continues in six states, two of which are headed for a recount.  "Pretty soon the hyphen will be gone from Vice President to President-elect Joe Biden," Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters at a press conference with the former veep leading in the Electoral College tally 252-214 and swing states leaning toward a Biden presidency.  "It's a happy day for our country because Joe Biden is a unifier because he is determined to bring people together, because he respects all points of view and as he has said, 'I run as a Democrat but I would govern as a president for all people, whether they voted for me or not,'" she went on.

Pelosi formally announces her run for House Speaker again, asks for support.  Nancy Pelosi formally announced her bid to run for House speaker again as the House Democratic majority is shrinking and moderates are blaming the progressive agenda for their losses.  Pelosi wrote each Democratic member a letter Thursday outlining the agenda for the next two years and asked for their support in reelecting her speaker.  She wrote confidently that Joe Biden won the presidency, referring to working with "President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris."

Newly elected House Republican women break record in 'stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi'.  Republican women were among the biggest winners of Tuesday's [11/3/2020] balloting, breaking a record for House non-incumbent victories and closing in on the record high for the chamber.  The 11 Republican women seeking another House term were all reelected, and another dozen candidates were elected for the first time.  Eleven additional House races featuring GOP women had yet to be called, according to the Center for American Women in Politics.  The center said that "Republican women have already set a new record for non-incumbent House winners, with 12 women elected in 2020 so far, surpassing the previous record of nine, set in 2010."

Report: Democrats Want Nancy Pelosi Out After Lackluster Election Results.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) could once again see her speakership challenged following a lackluster showing of House Democrat candidates in Tuesday's 2020 election. [...] At least seven Democrats were defeated in House races last night [11/3/2020].  When reached for comment about a possible bid to oust Pelosi, the speaker's press representative said her focus is on the presidential election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Pelosi Calls Amy Coney Barrett An 'Illegitimate Supreme Court Justice'.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is an "illegitimate" member of the court Tuesday [11/3/2020].  In a press conference with Democratic Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos, Pelosi mentioned Barrett's confirmation, saying, "the president is installing an illegitimate Supreme Court Justice one week before the election, after 60 million Americans have voted, who will dismantle the ACA, and won't say, by the way, when asked, by Senator Feinstein, do you think Medicare is constitutional?  She said she really couldn't say."  Every Democrat opposed Barrett's confirmation.  Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was on the fence about how she was going to vote but ended up voting in favor of Barrett's confirmation.

Nancy Pelosi Ready to Lead House in 'Prominent Role' if Election Result Disputed.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday offered her services and that of the House of Representatives to play a "prominent role" in deciding the outcome of the presidential election if disputes mar the final count.  In the event of a tie in the Electoral College the "newly seated House of Representatives" would be called upon to hold a decisive, complicated vote, the New York Times reported, which is where Pelosi sees a role for her possible intervention.  In a rarely seen scenario, the House decides with one vote for each state.  "But let's not worry about that right now," Pelosi told NPR.

"I Feel Very Confident that Joe Biden Will Be President — Whatever the End Count Is" — Nancy Pelosi Issues Frightening Proclamation.  Speaker Pelosi had an ominous proclamation during her latest meeting with reporters.  The far left House Speaker vowed that Joe Biden will be inaugurated as president no matter what the final vote tallies, no matter what the final vote is.

Nancy Pelosi Gets Asked About Hunter Biden During Presser, Promptly Starts Yelling Over Reporter.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a press conference Thursday presumably to answer questions on whatever issues reporters wanted to ask her about.  But when one journalist tried to ask the longtime Congresswoman and prominent Joe Biden supporter about the explosive corruption allegations surrounding the Democratic presidential nominee and his son Hunter, Pelosi had a mini-meltdown, shutting the reporter down in ways she's she's become infamous for doing both on Capitol Hill and on national news networks — including those predisposed to pitching softball questions to Democrats.

Pelosi Refuses to Answer Questions on Hunter Biden, Says 'I Don't Have All Day!'  "You're hearing allegations of corruption involving Joe Biden..." started one reporter.  "I'm not answering your question," interrupted Pelosi.  "We're talking about the Coronavirus.  That's it.  I don't have all day for questions."

Nancy Pelosi: 'Joe Biden is a Great Healer'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in an interview with Joy Reid on MSNBC on Monday that former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, "is a great healer."  "Joe Biden is a great healer," Pelosi said.  "He will bring us together.  He will unify us."  [Video clip]  "We have got to heal our country," Pelosi said.  "We have got to heal, crush this virus to heal physically our country."

How to Win Back the House in 2020.  [Nancy] Pelosi was Speaker when we ran our first trillion-dollar deficit, and she's Speaker now, when we return to trillion-dollar deficits.  See a pattern?  Pelosi has given the novel coronavirus a new moniker.  Rather than calling it the "Wuhan virus," or the "China virus" as the president does, our dowager empress has dubbed it the "Trump Virus."  For Democrats, that kind of thing is what passes for brilliance, and it may indeed be effective in shaping the opinions of those with "bumper sticker minds."  But a bumper sticker that would have some grounding in reality would be that the $3.1T federal deficit is the "Pelosi Deficit."  After all, Congress "controls the purse strings." Spending legislation starts in the House; Pelosi runs the House; hence the Pelosi Deficit.  Nancy Pelosi is simply the most expensive woman in human history.  Rational voters who care about our nation and its currency cannot vote for a party that would make such a cranky old woman Speaker of the House and second in line to the presidency.  But how did we get a reprise of this wasteful woman?

Poll: More Americans Blame Pelosi Than Trump for Stalled Coronavirus Relief Talks.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing political games with coronavirus relief stimulus and one major new poll reveals that Americans are putting more of the blame on her shoulder.  The Trump administration has proposed a $1.8 trillion compromise, including another round of $1,200 stimulus checks and a $400 boost in weekly unemployment benefits, as part of an ongoing negotiation surrounding a second COVID-19 stimulus bill.  That is still not good enough for Pelosi, however, as she's chosen to reject the deal — and her party might pay the price on Election Day.

Pelosi, after a year of not speaking to Trump, says talks don't have to be 'person-to-person'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday [10/16/2020] confirmed that she has not spoken to President Trump for more than a year — but said working with intermediaries has brought results, and talks don't have to be "person-to-person."  Pelosi was asked by MSNBC host Nicole Wallace if, a year after she walked out of a contentious Oct. 16 meeting at the White House and stopped speaking with Trump, if she would be open if Trump ever reached out to "open that channel of conversation."  "Well, it would depend on what the purpose is," Pelosi said.  She then suggested that she had in fact been more productive negotiating with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and others in the White House.

Why Haven't You Gotten Your $1,200 Check?  Because Nancy Pelosi Wanted a Political Win.  In politics — especially Washington politics involving big money — the answers are often complicated and convoluted.  When it comes to these stimulus checks, however, it's very, very simple:  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is holding them hostage.  Despite weeks of negotiations, despite the demonstrated commitment of the White House to getting this done as quickly as possible, Pelosi refuses to put forward a "skinny bill" that funds another round of checks without any strings attached.  She wants the whole thing to be conditioned on more than a trillion dollars of unrelated spending — most which would go to blue-state governors who have dug themselves into a fiscal hole and driven their residents out with ever higher taxes and ever greater restrictions on their freedom.  Pelosi and other partisan Democrats are upset, you see, that under President Trump's tax code, reduced state and local tax deductions mean low-tax red states no longer subsidize rich people living in New York and California.

Nancy Pelosi calls Wolf Blitzer a GOP 'apologist' during epic on-air spat.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sparred with CNN host Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday evening, calling him a "Republican apologist" during a heated exchange over the holdup of coronavirus stimulus.  Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed Blitzer for having "no knowledge" on the details of relief proposals as he pressed her on why she wouldn't accept a $1.8 trillion package offered by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — a package that is roughly $400 billion less than the relief legislation the House passed earlier this month.  "[Americans] really need the money right now ... even members of your own caucus, Madam Speaker, want to accept this deal," said Blitzer.

Nancy Pelosi goes into meltdown on live TV.  Kitchen getting too hot, Nancy?  Looks very much as though it is, given that Nancy Pelosi can't stand the heat.  She melted down like the Wizard of Oz's witch after a bucket of water was thrown when asked why she wasn't willing to present President Trump a stimulus bill for simple relief to American workers hard hit by the COVID lockdowns. [...] And we are not talking about a question from a rat-dog like Brit Hume or Catherine Herridge.  The interviewer who drew House speaker Nancy Pelosi's meltdown was the affable Wolf Blitzer, whose soft spot for the Democrats is pretty well known.

Democrat backlash after House Speaker Pelosi sharply rejects Trump's $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief offer.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing backlash from some Democrats after she sharply rejected Trump's $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief offer.  President Donald Trump on Friday [10/9/2020] offered a $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief package in talks with Pelosi after urging his team on Twitter to 'go big' — moving closer to Pelosi's $2.2 trillion proposal.  The proposal was dismissed by Pelosi as inadequate.  In a weekly letter to Democratic colleagues, she explained that the proposal lacked a 'strategic plan to crush the virus' and gave President Trump too much power in deciding how the funds would be spent.

Nancy has another Marie Antoinette moment as Wolf blasts her.  Wolf Blitzer dared ask Speaker Pelosi twice why she won't accept the $1.8 trillion package Republicans have offered "because people need the money now."  The woman worth $120 million dollars, give or take, who owns mansions and a vineyard, and owns a huge freezer filled with really expensive ice cream, won't agree to a relief bill that only targets people who need relief. [...] These are a few of the things she wants:
  •   $1 trillion in nearly totally unrestricted funds just for cities and states.  There is one restriction — no money for policing.
  •   It gives federal taxpayer-funded healthcare to illegal aliens — any illegal who wanders into the country.
  •   Her bill allows ballot harvesting and revokes state-level ID laws.
  •   She has funding in it for pot shops.
  •   They want hundreds of millions for public broadcast and funding for local press retirement plans.
  •   Policing of racial makeup of corporate boards is in the bill.
  •   Endless climate change pork that won't do a thing for climate change in our lifetimes [...]

Nancy Pelosi's latest stunt proves she's obsessed with President Trump.  When announcing her 25th Amendment ploy questioning the president's fitness to serve, Nancy Pelosi last week bizarrely criticized President Trump's "erotic" behavior.  She was responding on ABC's "The View" to a Trump tweet about the "stimulus" bill that flashed up on screen.  "What do you think is causing this erratic behavior?" the House speaker was asked.  "Well I think it's true to form," she said.  "The president has always had erotic behavior."  Perhaps she meant to say "erratic," but her Freudian slip begs the question:  Is Nancy Pelosi secretly in love with the president?  She definitely is obsessed with him.  Morning, noon and night, Trump is in her thoughts and on her lips.  She brings him up spontaneously in interviews.

Rep. Doug Collins introduces resolution to push for Pelosi removal as House speaker.  Rep. Doug Collins on Monday introduced a resolution to push for the removal of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, claiming she "does not have the mental fitness" to lead the House of Representatives.  "Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unwillingness to abide by the Constitution, combined with her recent actions, call into question her own mental fitness, which is why it's critical that the House of Representatives demand her removal from the line of succession," Collins said in a statement to Fox News.  A draft of Collins' resolution, obtained by Fox News, argues that Pelosi "is unable to adequately serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives and should therefore be removed from her position."

Democrats delegitimize the Supreme Court because they fear losing power over the rest of us.  "It is a decision of the Supreme Court," Rep. Nancy Pelosi said in 2005, speaking about the eminent domain ruling in Kelo v. New London.  "If Congress wants to change it, it will require legislation of a level of a constitutional amendment.  So this is almost as if God has spoken."  This florid reverence for the high court ought not be lost on the reader, especially given where Pelosi and other Democrats find themselves today.  As the Senate prepares to confirm President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee, they have begun to say outright that the nomination and confirmation procedure outlined in the U.S. Constitution is illegitimate.  In some cases, they are even insinuating that the court itself lacks legitimacy, for which outlandish claim the only visible justification is that they don't like the direction it's going.

A Better Plan Than Pelosi's:  Repeal the 25th Amendment.  It's starting to look like the states never should have ratified the 25th Amendment to begin with.  At least not the part that deals with a dysfunctional president.  Certainly it's hard to imagine a scheme more nefarious than the one that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is advancing.  In one of those crises the Democrats don't like to let go to waste, it would turn over the task of removing an elected president to a panel of — wait for it — psychiatrists.  Mrs. Pelosi's plan has nothing to do with President Trump's case of Covid, contrary to what she suggested in her mincing press conference on Thursday.  She suggested the idea was precipitated by the President's bout of Covid leaving him in an altered state.  On Friday, though, she fetched up with the bill a congressman from Maryland, Jamie Raskin, has been nursing.  We call it the "Et Tu, Brute!  Enablement Act."  Mr. Rankin's bill — he's been nursing it since 2017 — would pick up an unused power granted to Congress in the 25th amendment.  The amendment allows for the temporary removal of the president if a the vice president plus a majority of the cabinet declares he's unable to discharge his duties.  The veep and the cabinet majority just have to transmit that declaration to the Speaker and the president pro-tem of the Senate.  If two-thirds of each house agrees, the president can indefinitely sidelined.

Is There a Doctor in the House?  Too bad there's not a 25th Amendment-type clause in the Constitution granting to the cabinet the power to remove from office the Speaker of the House.  That's our reaction to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that she is going to lead tomorrow in the House a discussion in respect of using the 25th Amendment against President Trump.  She's upset that he called off negotiations with her over a Covid relief bill.  It seems the Speaker thinks that might have been a reaction to the steroid the president is taking for his case of the coronavirus.  The Daily Mail is reporting that some doctors are concerned that it can cause insomnia, mania, mood swings, and rage.  Then again, Congress itself has been known to cause in ordinary taxpayers insomnia, mania, mood swings, and rage.  So this could yet turn out to be tomorrow quite a discussion.  Plus, one doesn't have to be taking a steroid to see the logic of Mr. Trump calling off negotiations with the Speaker and her camarilla.

Pelosis Take a Big Stake in CrowdStrike, Democrat-Connected Linchpin of Russia Probe.  The cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike rose to global prominence in mid-June 2016 when it publicly accused Russia of hacking the Democratic National Committee and stealing its data.  The previously unknown company's explosive allegation set off a seismic chain of events that engulfs U.S. national politics to this day.  The Hillary Clinton campaign seized on CrowdStrike's claim by accusing Russia of meddling in the election to help Donald Trump.  U.S. intelligence officials would soon also endorse CrowdStrike's allegation and pursue what amounted to a multi-year, all-consuming investigation of Russian interference and Trump's potential complicity.  With the next presidential election now in its final weeks, the Democrats' national leader, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and her husband, Paul Pelosi, are endorsing the publicly traded firm in a different way.  Recent financial disclosure filings show the couple have invested up to $1 million in CrowdStrike Holdings.  The Pelosis purchased the stock at a share price of $129.25 on Sept. 3.  At the time of this article's publication, the price has risen to $142.97.

Kevin McCarthy:  House Members Seeking Path to Determine Nancy Pelosi's Mental Health.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told the Mark Levin Show on Thursday [10/8/2020] that House members are seeking a way to demand House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) fitness to serve be tested after she said President Donald Trump might be removed under the Constitution's 25th amendment.  Speaker of the House Pelosi announced at her weekly press conference with reporters on Thursday that she is seating a commission to study Trump's physical and mental ability to govern. [...] McCarthy said it is the Speaker's mental well-being that is in question given her idea to try to oust the president less than a month before the general election.  "To even bring this up when you're talking 27 days before an election," McCarthy said.  "You know she's second in line right after the vice president."  "It really brings into question her own mental capacity to be Speaker of the House," McCarthy said, adding that Pelosi should be held to the same standard that she's demanding Trump meet.

Nancy Pelosi's obsession.  On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced legislation to create what would be called the "Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office." The bill, written by one of Pelosi's fellow Democrats, Rep. Jamie Raskin, would provide for the implementation of the 25th Amendment to remove a president deemed too incapacitated to carry out his or her responsibilities. [...] Raskin was one of the original impeachers and, of course, enthusiastically supported impeachment when Pelosi took it up in 2019.  Now, Pelosi and Raskin claim their new 25th Amendment bill has nothing, nothing at all, to do with Trump. [...] When someone says it's not about Trump — it's about Trump.  Indeed, Pelosi's 25th Amendment gambit fits into her party's efforts to remove Trump from office.

Report: Bulk of Pelosi's $2.2 Trillion 'Coronavirus' Bill Goes to Her 'Wish List,' Not to 'Crush the Virus'.  House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are demanding Republicans accept their $2.2 trillion so-called "coronavirus relief" bill — yet, the majority of the bill and its taxpayer funding would go to liberal agenda items unrelated to coronavirus, analysis by former New York Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey (R) finds.  In her article, "Nancy Pelosi's 'COVID relief' bill is mainly just a left-wing wish list," published Tuesday [10/6/2020] in the New York Post, McCaughey details expensive and irrelevant items in the bill that, she says, will not help to "crush the virus" as Pelosi claims.

Keywords: pork barrel, slush fund, grab bag, political payoff
Nancy Pelosi's 'COVID relief' bill is mainly just a left-wing wish list.  [Scroll down]  There is almost no disagreement between Republicans and Democrats over sending every American adult a $1,200 check.  But that's a small part of the total bill.  Pelosi's version would fritter away hundreds of billions of dollars closing state and city budget gaps, with nothing long-term to show for it.  We won't be any more prepared for the next pandemic.  Pelosi's bill promises school districts $225 billion, but only $5 billion, or 2 percent, would go to making schools safer by improving air quality or installing sinks and other hygiene upgrades.  The rest is a teachers union protection plan.  Astonishingly, school districts that economize and reduce per-pupil spending or change labor contracts are automatically ineligible for stimulus funding.  The bill allocates $417 billion to state and local governments, with no strings.  This is a lost opportunity to rescue cities that are turning into ghost towns because employees fear the virus and are working remotely.

Pelosi's 25th Amendment Ploy Is About Biden, Not Trump.  On Friday [10/9/2020], [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi] introduced legislation to establish the Commission on Presidential Capacity. [...] Naturally, this seems to be an attack on or trolling of President Trump.  While that may be true, it's also a way for Democrats to place Senator Kamala Harris into the presidency if Joe Biden were to win.  Pelosi's remarks show us the way. [...] Biden is simply a so-called electable "moderate" trojan horse for a socialist agenda.  Since being announced as Biden's vice president in August, Sen. Harris has referred to the Democratic presidential ticket as the Harris/Biden campaign.  Biden has done the same.  In a number of Biden campaign ads, the former vice president is featured as a blur in the background of photos, while Harris is prominently displayed out front.  In August, Harris delivered the pre-rebuttal speech to President Trump's Republican National Convention remarks.  Not Biden.

Trump: Pelosi Hopes to Use 25th Amendment to Replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris.  President Donald Trump told conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday [10/9/2020] that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hopes to use the 25th Amendment to get rid of Joe Biden if he wins the election and replace him with his running mate, Kamala Harris.  Earlier on Friday, Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced a bill to create a "commission" that would evaluate the mental and physical fitness of the president — and initiate a process of removing the president from office, if necessary.

Nancy Pelosi says Donald Trump is 'clearly under medication' which puts him 'in an altered state'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday rolled out legislation that would set up a commission under the 25th Amendment to weigh whether a president is incapacitated — but admitted it had nothing to do with removing COVID-19-stricken President Donald Trump.  She had heavily hyped the move on Thursday but when she unveiled the plan, immediately made clear it was in effect a troll against the president.  'This is not about president Trump.  He will face the judgement of the voters,' Pelosi told reporters in a press conference at the Capitol.

The Editor says...
Speaking of mind-altering drugs, if anyone had ever taken Barack H. Obama aside for an unannounce drug test while he was the President, I suspect they would have had a few surprises.  Such surprises would be even more likely today, but less important.

Pelosi Announces Commission to Review the Health and Fitness of President Trump for Office.  In a sign of desperation, Pelosi announces a bill that would establish a commission to review the health and fitness of President Trump for office, which she says is based on the 25th amendment to the constitution.  Pelosi and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will hold a press conference tomorrow, Friday, October 9, at 10:15 a.m. E.T. in the Capitol Visitor Center to discuss the introduction of legislation.  The move is viewed as an act of desperation, and gives credibility to the claims that all polls are rigged.  If the Democrats truly believed they were up by high single digits, why would they try to remove a sitting President so close to election?  Especially since such a move has a high risk of backfiring.  If they are attempting to steer the conversion, it's still a high risk strategy by introducing such an explosive variable.

Nancy Pelosi's latest coup-coup nonsense.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says her team is "going to be talking about the 25th Amendment" on Friday [10/9/2020] — the latest in a long line of nutty Democratic fantasies of getting rid of President Trump.  Pelosi, who hasn't actually talked to the prez in months, claims to think he's mentally off thanks to his COVID-19 treatments (or something).  Yet she's only exposing (again) Democrats' own Trump Derangement Syndrome, because this potential coup is an obvious non-starter. [...] The 25th Amendment allows for temporary ouster of a disabled president, but it requires the active participation of a majority of his Cabinet — or the Republican Senate's assent to setting up some other body to rule on his fitness. [...] And there is no provision for removing a president just because Pelosi is offended by his existence.

If You Can't Impeach Just Screech, Screech, Screech!  Nancy promises her base yet another way to depose the President: the 25th!  I doubt she's ever actually read the 25th Amendment but that's okay, that's what she has little people for.  And those bears of little brain have determined that this is a perfectly legal way to pull off the coup.  If you can't impeach you must overreach!  Keep it up Nancy, but be advised that you've just activated the turnabout-is-fair-play rule:  we demand to see all of Joey Baby's medical records as well.  You know, just to demonstrate that he possesses the physical stamina and mental acuity necessary to be leader of the free world.  And while we're at it, what medications are you on Madam Speaker?  I mean, you are third in line.

Mike Pence scraps trip to vote early and will stay in D.C. as Nancy Pelosi unveils 'commission' on 25th Amendment.  Vice President Mike Pence has scrapped a planned trip to Indianapolis and will remain in Washington, D.C. Friday, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will unveil a 'commission' on the 25th Amendment — a move to remove President Donald Trump from office.  'Nobody's sick.  There's no positive tests.  The VP is planning on traveling on Saturday and Monday,' Pence spokesman Devin O'Malley said.  'We'll have more information on the vice president's schedule next week soon.'  On Thursday, Pence was campaigning in Nevada and Arizona, while Trump remained at the White House, recovering from COVID-19.  He was supposed to travel home to Indiana to vote early in the 2020 election.

Pelosi Will Re-Unveil 'How to Remove a President Without an Election' Legislation Friday.  Now we know what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bizarre 25th Amendment comments were really about.  During her Thursday [10/8/2020] press conference, Pelosi told media to come on back Friday to hear something regarding the constitutional amendment by which a president may be removed from office.  Passed in the wake of President Kennedy's assassination in 1963, the 25th spells out what may be lawfully done when a sitting president is deemed no longer fit to serve.

Pelosi questions Trump's health, says 'we're going to be talking about the 25th Amendment'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a dramatic announcement during her weekly press conference Thursday by telling reporters that she intends to discuss a constitutional measure to remove President Trump from office, following questions regarding Trump's health as he recovers from coronavirus.  The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president to become acting president if is determined that the president "is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."  "Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow, come here tomorrow," Pelosi said.  "We're going to be talking about the 25th Amendment."  The president fired back in a Thursday afternoon [10/8/2020] tweet.  "Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation," he said.  "They don't call her Crazy for nothing!"

Trump breaks off negotiations over stimulus after Pelosi demanded "$2.4 Trillion Dollars to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19".  Since the start of the coronavirus, Nancy Pelosi repeatedly has held monetary relief for businesses and individuals hostage to her demands for non-coronavirus objectives, such as voting changes and bailouts of Democrat states and cities.  That hostage taking delayed the Paycheck Protection Plan twice.  Pelosi has been continuing the strategy, and Trump newly energized after his release from the hospital, just broke off negotiations: [...]

It's probably a HIPAA violation to even mention it:
Pelosi questions COVID-19 treatments' effect on Trump's mental fitness after relief talks fall apart.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pondered out loud whether President Trump's use of an anti-inflammatory drug "was impacting his thinking" after the abrupt halt of negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus bill, according to reports.  Pelosi questioned whether dexamethasone, a steroid used for treating some COVID-19 patients, had affected the president's thought process as he recovers from his illness, during a Democratic call Tuesday, according to CNN's Manu Raju, who cited two people on the line.  The drug's potential side effects can include vertigo, psychic disorders and mood swings, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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The Treasury Secretary has been negotiating on behalf of President Trump.*  So is Nancy Pelosi saying he and the President are both affected by Trump's medications?

Pelosi raises possibility of becoming acting president in chaotic election outcome.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised the possibility that she might become acting president if neither President Trump nor Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins enough electoral votes to declare victory in the election on or after Nov. 3.  Pelosi, a California Democrat, told reporters Thursday [10/1/2020] that she is preparing House Democrats for a potential role in determining the winner with a vote by each state delegation.

Pelosi raises possibility of becoming acting president in chaotic election outcome.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised the possibility that she might become acting president if neither President Trump nor Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins enough electoral votes to declare victory in the election on or after Nov. 3.  Pelosi, a California Democrat, told reporters Thursday that she is preparing House Democrats for a potential role in determining the winner with a vote by each state delegation.  But if a majority still does not emerge for either Trump or Biden, Pelosi said, "then it goes into another range where the speaker becomes the [president].  It's complicated after that."

Petition Demanding 'Nancy Pelosi is Prosecuted for COVID Violations' Goes Viral.  Thousands have signed the petition calling for Nancy Pelosi to be 'prosecuted for COVID violations[.]'  A petition has gone viral across social media that is calling for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to be "prosecuted by San Francisco for her flaunting of COVID regulations."  The viral campaign has gathered tens of thousands of signatures in response to Speaker Pelosi being caught on camera in a hair salon without a mask earlier this month.

Pelosi Says President Trump is "Trying to Have the Constitution of the United States Swallow Clorox".  80-year-old Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said President Trump is "trying to have the Constitution of the United States swallow Clorox."  House Speaker Pelosi made this bizarre claim shortly have she once again asserted that Trump told Americans to drink bleach to kill the Coronavirus.  We need term limits.  Pelosi also backed off and said impeaching President Trump a second time "isn't worth the trouble at this point."

Sounds like slander to me.
Pelosi calls police in Breonna Taylor case 'murderers'.  After evaluating the evidence, a citizen grand jury decided the police officers in the Breonna Taylor case acted in self-defense, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling them murderers, contending there are two systems of justice in the United States.  "Justice was denied for Breonna Taylor and her family," she said Thursday at her weekly news conference.  "Just think if it were your daughter, your sister, your cousin, your relative, your friend, who was murdered by the police, and the charging decision held no one accountable for her death."

Is Nancy Pelosi deliberately trying to stir up riots across America?  [Nancy] Pelosi seemingly believes that 2020 has given her license to violate all political norms.  In the past two months, Pelosi has called federal law officers "stormtroopers," violated the mask rule she insists upon for others, claimed that she was a victim of a hair salon "set up," and blamed California's fires, which are the product of natural heat waves and abysmal land management, on an "angry" Mother Nature.  Her worst act ever, though, could be her siding with the mob with the lie that the Louisville police involved with Breonna Taylor's death are murderers. [...] But looking out for the good of the nation isn't San Fran Nan's style.  Her style is that she will do anything, including destroying America if it means achieving political power.  That's why she went full demagogue, insisting that Taylor was "murdered by the police": [...]

Pelosi doubles down that Biden shouldn't debate Trump: 'Why bother?'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday doubled down on her argument that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should not debate President Trump, claiming the Republican incumbent and his "henchmen" have no "fidelity" to facts or the truth.  Asked during an interview on "Morning on CBS" whether she still believed the former vice president should skip the three scheduled debates, Pelosi said:  "Oh, I do.  Not that I don't think he'll be excellent.  I just think that the president has no fidelity to fact or truth and, actually in his comments the last few days, no fidelity to the Constitution of the United States."

Pelosi Backs Off:  Nancy Now Says Trump 'Not Worth the Trouble' of Impeaching a Second Time.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi backed-away from previous comments she made regarding a second round of impeachment trials to upend the President's Supreme Court pick; saying Donald Trump "isn't worth the trouble at this point."  Pelosi was speaking with reporters at the US Capitol Thursday when she was asked to comment on her efforts to derail the nomination process.  "I don't think he's worth the trouble at this point," said Pelosi.  Pelosi threatened the drastic political maneuver just days ago, [...]

Nancy Pelosi and the Party of 'Science, Science, Science'.  It should come as no surprise that "ardent Catholic" Nancy Pelosi is once again at odds with a bishop.  This time, the disagreement is with her local shepherd, archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Joseph Cordileone.  The archbishop has started to complain publicly at the way California's lockdown rules are specifically aimed at keeping houses of worship shuttered, and he wants his churches re-opened.  Pelosi, on the basis of no scientific evidence at all, says that because it's not yet "scientifically safe" for people to attend Mass in person, it will be "jeopardizing people's health" to follow Archbishop Cordileone's rash counsel.  "With all due respect to my archbishop," Pelosi says, "I think we should follow science on this."  But the archbishop hasn't got any problem with science.  He just wants an answer to one parishioner's question:  "I can spend three hours indoors in Nordstrom, why can't I go to Mass indoors?"

Nancy Pelosi blurts out 'Good Morning, Sunday morning' after being asked about impeaching Trump over Supreme Court vote.  Nancy Pelosi appeared to lose her train of thought and randomly blurted out 'Good morning, Sunday morning' during an interview on ABC's This Week.  Host George Stephanopoulos had asked the House Speaker about possibility of a second attempt at impeaching Trump in the coming months.  But instead of responding to the anchor's question, Pelosi came out with the random phrase, before laughing and then continuing, while avoiding answering the question.

Unhinged: Pelosi's Comments Concerning Impeachment to Stop SCOTUS Nomination.  [Scroll down]  These folks have gone off the deep end and are dangerous.  Americans, take a look if any of you are considering voting for Democrats.  They are now threatening action against the president for following the Constitution.  Even if you didn't like what Republicans did in 2016, there is absolutely no question that the president and Republicans are completely in accord with the Constitution if they proceed with a hearing now.  There is nothing which is even remotely impeachable.  Attacking it or threatening the president over it is against the Constitution.  It's the Democrats who once again are threatening to upend all norms.  What wouldn't they try to do to get their way?  Democrats have already threatened to try to pack the court if they won back the presidency.  Is there any greater evidence with all this that they should never be voted back in and never given that chance?

Pelosi: House has 'arrows in our quiver' to delay SCOTUS nomination.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday morning that the House has plenty of options available to delay the Senate from acting on President Donald Trump's nominees for the Supreme Court.  "Well, we have our options," she said on ABC's "This Week," replying to host George Stephanopoulos' question about whether the House would consider launching impeachment proceedings to block the confirmation of a Trump Supreme Court nomination.  "We have arrows in our quiver that I'm not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country.  The president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election with statements that he and his henchmen have made."

Pelosi doesn't rule out using impeachment as option to stop Trump Supreme Court pick.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday would not rule out impeachment as an option to stop President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick from being confirmed to the bench, saying Democrats will "use every arrow in our quiver" to block the eventual nominee.  Just hours after it was announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed that a Trump nominee to the Supreme Court to fill her vacancy "will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate."

Nancy Pelosi's Reign of Error.  Nancy Pelosi made news late last month, and not in a good way.  She was caught on a security camera having her hair done at a San Francisco salon that has been closed to the public during the coronavirus lockdown. [...] If you have followed Pelosi's career over the past 15 or so years, the whole affair was hardly a surprise.  Pelosi is one of the most unpopular figures in the last decade of American politics. [...] Consider, for instance, her dramatic tearing up of Trump's State of the Union address last winter.  It was a cheap and shabby piece of theatrics, quite beneath the dignity of the office of the speaker, and certainly not endearing to the pragmatic voters who make up the broad middle of the country.  But the Democratic "base," the ideological die-hards who make up maybe a third of the country, adored it.  And because Pelosi's position within the party caucus depends, ultimately, on their support, it was a political winner in the moment.

Internal Polls Must Be Really Bad:  After Initially Embracing Maoist Mob, Pelosi Now Calls For Prosecution of Rioters.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) did a complete 180 on Thursday [9/17/2020] and called for rioters to be prosecuted.  "We support peaceful demonstrations.  We participate in them.  They are part of the essence of our democracy.  That does not include looting, starting fires, or rioting.  They should be prosecuted.  That is lawlessness," Pelosi said.  It's too late, Pelosi!  [Video clip]

Donald Trump:  Salon Owner Who Turned in Nancy Pelosi Can Do My Hair Anytime.  President Donald Trump ridiculed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for visiting a hair salon without a mask, breaking coronavirus restrictions in San Francisco.  "Crazy Nancy.  Crazy as a bedbug," Trump said.  Trump recalled the beauty parlor scandal during a campaign rally in Wisconsin, noting that the salon owner turned in the footage to Fox News, which went viral.  "How about that, Huh?  We love her," Trump said, noting that the salon owner was a supporter of him.  "She can do my hair anytime.  I think I am going to call her in.  Check it out."

'Forget him': Pelosi defends not speaking to Trump for almost a year.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended how she has handled her relationship with President Trump — after it was pointed out that the two leaders haven't spoken in almost a year amid mounting crises.  Speaking to MSNBC's Craig Melvin on Monday [9/14/2020], Pelosi (D-Calif.) faced pushback after repeatedly saying "Forget him" while answering a question about countering the commander-in-chief's rhetoric and narrative.  Melvin noted to the nation's highest elected Democrat that, "with all due respect, you just said, 'Forget him.'"  "Yeah, forget him," she responded.  The MSNBC host then asked if she and the president had "just stopped talking?  Is that where we are?"  "You haven't talked to him about the wildfires, I get the impression you probably haven't talked to him about the coronavirus relief bill."  Pelosi and Trump have not spoken since the House speaker got up and walked out of a heated White House meeting in October 2019.

Pelosi Ditches Science, Blames 'Angry' 'Mother Earth' For California's Wildfires.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) claims to love science when it's convenient.  She routinely scolds President Trump over coronavirus science despite the fact that Dr. Fauci and others on the president's COVID team say he has always followed the science on it.  Pelosi also claims the science is on her side when it comes to climate.  So why, then, did she toss out the science and go full Gaia during a recent interview on the California wildfires? [...] If you're goading others to "follow the science" while you also appeal to the authority of "Mother Earth," you're doing both science and mysticism wrong.

I refuse to play Nancy Pelosi's Washington games.  Playing the game in Washington means dancing to the tune of party leadership, lobbyists, and major donors.  It means you don't play across the aisle.  It means doing as you are told.  It means you are perfectly fine with the status quo, even if that means voting on legislation that spends trillions of dollars of taxpayer money when you have less than 24 hours to review, let alone debate it.  It means staying quiet and abandoning your principles.  I refuse to play that game.

Salon owner Erica Kious is closing her shop after Nancy Pelosi's maskless visit.  San Francisco salon owner Erica Kious said she is closing her business after the infamous visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Fox News reported.  "I am actually done in San Francisco and closing my doors, unfortunately," Kious told Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night [9/9/2020].  "I started to just get a ton of phone calls, text messages, emails, all my Yelp reviews ... saying that they hope I go under and that I fail," she told the host about her eSalon.  "So just a lot of negativity towards my business."  Kious has denied Pelosi's accusation that she set her up after releasing a video of the speaker walking around her business bare-faced, sparking charges of hypocrisy in light of the lawmaker's frequent calls to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

Business Owner Out of San Francisco After Exposing Pelosi's Secret Spa Day.  The salon owner who released footage of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's secret spa day was forced to close her doors this week; saying she plans on leaving San Francisco and is "afraid to go back" to the city.  "San Francisco hair salon owner Erica Kious is shutting her doors for good after controversy over a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week destroyed her business," reports Fox News.

MSNBC host didn't bother to ask Nancy Pelosi about salon controversy during one-on-one interview.  An MSNBC host didn't bother to ask about the controversy surrounding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to a San Franciso hair salon — in violation of state and local ordinances amid the coronavirus pandemic — when the Democratic leader joined the liberal network on Sunday [9/6/2020].  Maria Teresa Kumar filled in for Joy Reid on MSNBC's "AM Joy" when she gave Pelosi a pass "with a softball interview exclusively focused on attacking President Trump," according to Media Research Center analyst Kristine Marsh.  "Amazingly, Kumar gave the Democrat leader a 14-minute interview and not ONE question about Pelosi hypocritically violating her own city's coronavirus guidelines to visit a salon and get her hair done indoors at the end of August, maskless," Marsh wrote.

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The interview was probably pre-arranged on the condition that any mention of the salon scandal was off-limits.

Pelosi's Labor Day tweet paying homage to 'hard-working families' gets panned amid salon fallout.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was accused by critics last week of using her platform to damage a local hair salon owner in San Francisco, was called out on Monday over a tweet she posted celebrating the "hard-working families" across the U.S. on Labor Day.  "Over generations, working people across America built the middle class and secured progress for hard-working families," Pelosi wrote.  "House Democrats are unified in our commitment to America's working families.  Happy #LaborDay!" The tweet didn't sit well with some commenters who pointed to her recent visit to a hair salon.

It is time for Nancy Pelosi to be held accountable.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to ignore her own actions as she tries to pass the blame on President Trump.  On Friday [9/4/2020], she shared a report that talks about the potential total of coronavirus deaths and blamed Trump's failure of leadership for it.  The problem is, Pelosi is not so innocent herself.  As previously reported, she was caught on video violating the mask order that she claims were so important.  She violated local laws, while many other Americans around the country have been arrested, jailed, fined, and more for those same actions.  Pelosi has said now is a time for leadership to show the way.

Hair salon owner thanks supporters after more than $300G raised.  San Francisco hair salon owner Erica Kious thanked supporters for their "outpouring" of "empathy and generosity" amid her feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after a crowdfunding effort raised several hundred thousand dollars for her.  During an exclusive interview with Fox News on Monday [9/7/2020], Kious said that a GoFundMe page that was created for her amid the controversy reached its goal, which was $300,000.

50+ Questions No Reporter Dares Ask Joe Biden And His Campaign.  On Nancy Pelosi:  The speaker of the House was recently seen violating local COVID-19 mandates to get her hair done without a mask at a San Francisco salon.  Other Democratic leaders have also violated COVID-19 regulations to keep their comfort.  What are your thoughts on leaders who don't follow the rules that they create, encourage, and condemn others for not following?  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she doesn't believe you should participate in debates with President Trump, accusing him of trying to "undermine the elections" and disrespecting "the democratic process."  Do you believe that participating in debates where you can each share your opinions free of regulation or limitation violates these concepts?

The parable of Nancy Pelosi.  Nancy Pelosi has done everything necessary to turn the story of her private visit to the closed hair salon in San Francisco into a timely political parable.  The video below tells the parable in a form that is both compelling and enraging.  Its power stems from its fidelity to the truth.  I wish I could pay tribute to whoever is responsible for it, but I have no idea.  [Video clip]

Tearful Salon Owner Says 'Mrs. Pelosi Owes the Entire Country an Apology'.  Salon owner Erica Kious told a Zoom press conference on Thursday that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was lying to say she was "set up," and that she should apologize to America and to small business owners and workers struggling to survive.  Pelosi was caught on surveillance camera attending Kious's salon earlier this week for a private hair appointment indoors with a stylist, Jonathan DeNardo.  San Francisco and Alameda counties are still not allowing salons to reopen indoors due to going coronavirus restrictions.

CBS Reporter Goes Against Grain, Torches Pelosi's 'Set-Up' Claim in HaircutGate.  While many in the mainstream media have predictably rushed to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hypocritical Monday trip to a shuttered San Francisco hair salon for a haircut and highlights, at least one journalist has dared to go against the grain with critical comments condemning her actions and her excuse-making and blame games.  San Francisco salon owner Erica Kious has received bad reviews and death threats after Pelosi (D-CA) bizarrely accused her of a "set-up" over the leaked video footage, which was published Tuesday.  Kathryn Watson, a White House reporter for CBS News digital, took to the Twitter machine not long after the news first broke of Pelosi's display of double standards.  Watson first responded to a tweet reporting that a spokesman for Pelosi proclaimed she didn't know she'd done anything wrong by going to the salon.

Protesters in hair curlers gather outside Pelosi's house.  Protesters rallied at the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, following backlash over her recent visit to a San Francisco hair salon.  On Thursday, more than a dozen women showed up outside Pelosi's Pacific Heights mansion wearing smocks and hair curlers.  According to reports, the crowd made noise for more than 30-minutes and hung hair-dryers from a nearby tree.  This came in protest of the video of an unmasked Pelosi walking through a salon with wet hair.

Trump Campaign Savages Nancy Pelosi Salon Controversy In New Ad.  On Friday [9/4/2020], the Trump campaign released a brutal ad savaging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for getting a hair blow out at a salon in San Francisco without a wearing a mask and then having the audacity to claim she fell victim to a "set up" after getting caught.  Throughout the two-minute ad, Nancy Pelosi is constantly referred to as "Nancy Antoinette," a reference to the French queen Marie Antoinette, [...] Interspersed throughout are video and audio clips of Pelosi advising people to wear masks all the while not wearing a mask herself when visiting eSalon in San Francisco.  The ad reaches its most unsettling moment when clips show Erica Kious, the salon's owner, lamenting about how online trolls have threatened to destroy her business for revealing the truth about Pelosi's behavior.

Watch: Women Hang Blow Dryers on Tree Outside Nancy Pelosi's Home.  A group of demonstrators on Thursday hung blow dyers and curlers on a tree outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) San Francisco residence after the top congressional Democrat was caught violating coronavirus lockdown restrictions in her home city to get her hair done without a mask.  The demonstrators, who appeared to all be women, branded themselves as "angry salon customers" who want to get their hair done.

L.A. Lifts Ban on Indoor Salon Services After Pelosi is Caught Breaking the Rules.  Two days after House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was caught breaking the San Francisco Health Department rules, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced the county will revise its coronavirus restrictions to allow indoor salon operations.  On Wednesday [9/2/2020], Supervisor Hahn tweeted the news that salons will be able resume indoor operations at 25% capacity "under modified conditions"[.]

Nancy Pelosi is just too important to obey the rules.  Erica Kious is now getting threats against her life and her business for exposing the hypocrisy of Nancy Pelosi, who accuses the salon owner of a "setup" that caught her on camera getting her hair done indoors, against lockdown rules, and without wearing a mask, to boot.  Does Pelosi really expect people to believe she was ignorant of her city's anti-COVID rules — and also the staffers who bird-dog the schedule of the speaker of the House?  No:  Pelosi knew she was cheating.  She just can't admit she believes the rules don't apply to her but only to those whose livelihoods they're destroying.

As SF shutters and crumbles, Nancy nibbles with the Nobs.  City leaders and activists are working hard to lock down San Francisco businesses and defund the police, but one Democrat didn't get the memo for either.  Speaker Pelosi, in a follow up to the HairGate disaster, lunched Wednesday [9/2/2020] at the Pacific Union Club, an exclusive band of historically incorrect Old San Franciscans.  While many restaurants around the city close for good, her maskless meal reminds one that those in the know can still get a sit-down bite to eat in the city with little ado.  Nor have calls to eliminate the SFPD inconvenienced Ms. Pelosi.  A Department of Homeland Security officer with a bomb sniffing dog walked the whole block before she went inside.

Salon Forced To Relocate Due To 'Death Threats' After Owner Exposed Nancy Pelosi.  On Wednesday's [9/2/2020] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Erica Kious, the owner of the San Francisco hair salon that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) visited, reacted to Pelosi's claim that she was set up by stating that Pelosi or her staff made the appointment and wondered, "if she's in there comfortably, without a mask, and feeling safe, then why are we shut down?" Kious said Pelosi "had called a stylist in, or her assistant did, and made the appointment.  So, the appointment was already booked.  So, there was no way I could've set that up.  And I've had a camera system in there for five years.  I mean, I didn't go in there and turn cameras on as soon as she walked in to set her up.  So, that's absolutely false."  The video shows Pelosi entering a room followed by another person — the stylist, according to Fox News — who is wearing a mask.  It is not clear whether she subsequently put her mask back on.

Queen Nancy Personifies the Democrat Party's Contempt for Ordinary Americans.  [W]hy do we care where Queen Nancy gets her hair done? — The answer to that is simple, isn't it?  It's because she has been one of the loudest Democrat voices over the last six months lecturing the little people of America to stay locked up in their homes and only venture out when wearing a mask.  She's been one of the most ardent fans of the lockdowns mandated by despicable Democrat governors like her step-nephew Gavin Newsom, putting millions of little people out of work and shuttering hundreds of thousands of businesses.  Even worse than her act of intentionally violating nephew Gavin's lockdown/mask orders on Sunday by intimidating a single mother salon owner to open her shuttered business just for her decrepit, stringy mane was Queen Nancy's response to getting caught.  She couldn't lower herself to do the simple thing:  To admit her wrongdoing and ask to be forgiven.  Instead, she haughtily claimed at a press conference to having been "set up" and demanded that the salon owner she had intimidated apologize to her.

Nancy Pelosi's trip to the hair salon did not end well.  Nancy Pelosi had a Marie Antoinette moment this week in San Francisco.  Despite the fact that hair salons are shuttered due to California's lockdown on businesses, Madame Speaker ventured out for a shampoo and blowout at a local salon.  It must have come as quite a surprise to find herself on a video shown by a cable news network as she walked from one area of the establishment to another with wet hair and wearing a non-descript salon smock.  A security camera caught it and Fox News obtained the video.  Tuesday [9/1/2020] the cable network ran it as an exclusive story.

Keywords: imperious, arrogant, perfidious.
Rules are For Proles — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Defies COVID Rules, Privately Visits Hair Salon.  Comrades, those who create the COVID rules will never actually comply with the COVID rules; the reason:  they know the COVID rules are about control, not a virus.  Today House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits a hair salon:  "owner Erica Kious said that Pelosi had an appointment with a stylist who rents space in the Union Street salon.  []It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can't work," Kious reportedly said about Pelosi.

Democrats won't live by the pandemic standards they force on everyone else.  The public has been subjected to coronavirus lockdowns of varying degrees for over five months and counting, but prominent Democrats have decided that they should be exempt from the restrictions everyone else must abide by.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly flouted these restrictions recently when she got her hair coiffed at a San Francisco salon that remains closed to the public.  Local ordinances only allow for outdoor services, and Pelosi was captured on security video not wearing a mask.  Despite the evidence, her spokesman declared that the speaker "always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements."  Pelosi's not the only one.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly been caught not wearing a mask despite his incessant demands that everyone else do so.

Pelosi says salon owes her an apology for 'setup'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called her appointment at a local salon a "setup" after critics accused her of violating a San Francisco ordinance to get her hair done.  Addressing reporters on Wednesday, the California Democrat fired back at those accusing her of hypocritically shaming others for not wearing medical masks after video showed her walking through a salon without a mask.

Salon Owner Now Targeted by Nancy Pelosi Hate Mob.  Salon Owner Erica Kious denies Nancy Pelosi's claim that she was set up after video surfaces of the House speaker's maskless visit.  Additionally, Kious outlines the hatred now being directed toward her by the extreme leftists within the San Francisco community.  [Video clip]

Pelosi's hair-pocrisy reflects Dems' hypocrisy.  It's hard not to relish in the schadenfreude of Nancy Pelosi being caught on security camera, with wet hair, bare feet and no mask, indulging in an illicit private hair-salon experience in San Francisco.  She violated coronavirus health rules by the city, which has ordered salons shut since March.  The day after her Monday visit, they were allowed to open, for outdoor services only, but no blowouts, and masks are mandatory.  So, Speaker Pelosi violated at least three rules.  But such is her sense of entitlement that she refuses to apologize, and on Wednesday she blamed the hard-pressed workers who serviced her tresses, claiming they told her the appointment she requested was kosher.  What happened to "No one is above the law?"

Politico Reporter Questions Legality Of Posting Security Footage Of Pelosi, Citing California As 'Two-Party Consent' State.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got caught red-handed being a typical Democrat — do what I say, not what I do.  The California Democrat has long demanded a full shutdown of everything (she'll be fine — she's got a $25,000 freezer stuffed with $16 pints of ice cream), and she has called for a nationwide mandate that all Americans wear masks.  But then she was seen in security footage popping over to a hair salon to get a blowout — and she wasn't wearing a mask (of course).  The story exploded across the internet, with most having the same view — what a hypocrite.

Bias alert:  This article comes from CNN. Notice the gentle reproof mixed with hagiography.
Nancy Pelosi just handed Trump a campaign gift.  Nancy Pelosi is one of the — if not the — smartest political strategists in the Democratic Party.  As such, she knows that appearances matter in politics.  A lot.  Which is why her decision to have her hair done indoors at a shop in San Francisco makes so little sense.  In security footage obtained by Fox News, Pelosi is shown inside the salon without a mask.  Fox also reported that the owner of the salon, Erica Kious, was angry that Pelosi had been allowed to violate the rules put in place during the coronavirus pandemic that mandates haircuts can only be given outside.  Kious said it was "a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can't work."

Pelosi says she was 'set up' by San Francisco salon.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was "set up" during her recent salon trip, which has sparked a wave of backlash from Republicans.  "I take responsibility for taking the word of a neighborhood salon that I've been to many times.  They said they were able to accommodate one person at a time... I trusted that," Mrs. Pelosi said.  "It turns out, it was a set up.  So I take responsibility for falling for a set up."  "I think this salon owes me an apology for setting [me] up," she added.

San Francisco Salon Owner Says Nancy Pelosi Broke Lockdown Order For Blowout.  A San Francisco salon owner says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) violated the city's coronavirus lockdown order to get her hair done.  Security footage taken from the small business and provided to Fox News appears to confirm the salon owner's allegation, showing the leading House Democrat with wet hair and no mask walking through the shop on Monday.  Hair salons across the city were allowed to open for outdoor services only on Monday for the first time since March.  "It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can't work," Erica Kious, owner of eSalon, told Fox News.

Pelosi Admits Breaking Lockdown For Salon Visit; Blames Business, Says She Did Nothing Wrong.  On Tuesday [9/1/2020], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released a statement via her deputy chief of staff confessing to breaking city lockdown rules to get her hair done indoors at a San Francisco salon on Monday, seemingly without wearing a mask.  Pelosi, however, is not admitting to any wrongdoing, instead shifting blame to the salon she visited.  "The Speaker always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements," said a statement from Pelosi's deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill, according to FOX KTVU.  "This business offered for the Speaker to come in on Monday and told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business," Hammill added.  "The Speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment."

The rules apply to you, not to her.
Pelosi used shuttered San Francisco hair salon for blow-out, owner calls it 'slap in the face'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a San Francisco hair salon on Monday afternoon for a wash and blow-out, despite local ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News has learned.  In security footage obtained by Fox News, and timestamped Monday at 3:08 p.m. Pacific Time, the California powerhouse is seen walking through eSalon in San Francisco with wet hair, and without a mask over her mouth or nose.  The stylist doing her hair can be seen following her wearing a black face mask.  Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March and were only notified they could reopen on Sept. 1 for outdoor hairstyling services only.

Trump Campaign Requests 'Written Confirmation' Basement Biden Will Participate in Presidential Debates.  President Trump's campaign is requesting "written confirmation" that Joe Biden (D) will participate in the three in-person presidential debates this fall following last week's remark from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who told reporters that there should not be any debates between the two.  The Speaker became the latest high profile Democrat to discourage Biden from participating in the upcoming presidential debates, predicting them to be nothing more than an "exercise in skullduggery."  "I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with him nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States," she said.

Rep Jim Banks Calls On Pelosi To Condemn Attacks On Rand Paul After She Called GOP Lawmakers 'Enemies Of The State".  Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks called on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday to condemn attacks against guests to the Republican National Convention.  Banks spoke out Friday [8/28/2020] after protestors harassed Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and swarmed around Republican Florida Rep. Brian Mast in Washington, D.C. following the fourth night of the RNC where President Donald Trump spoke from the White House.

Now Republicans are Enemies of the State.  [Scroll down]  We could shrug off Pelosi's use of the words "enemies of the state" as hyperbole.  But there's a concept behind those words and actual law.  Is Pelosi really being sloppy with language?  The speaker hasn't just spent most of her adult life in politics; she grew up in it.  Her father, Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., was a Baltimore congressman and mayor.  Her brother, Tommy D'Alesandro III, was Baltimore mayor, too.  No passes for Pelosi.  When Pelosi refers to enemies of the state, she's alluding to subversion, "the attempt to weaken or destroy a political system or a government."  If we follow Pelosi's thread, Republicans who oppose mail-in balloting ploys are subversives.  What punishments will be meted out to Republicans should Democrats claim the presidency?  Or even if they don't?  Because we know that Democrats can be awfully punitive without the executive power.  There's law defining an "enemy of the United States."  It's reasonably specific.  But so what?  Democrat-appointed judges have a knack for creatively interpreting law.

'I Don't Think There Should Be Any Debates:' Nancy Pelosi Says Biden Should Not 'Legitimize' Trump.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said on Thursday [8/27/2020] that Joe Biden should not participate in debates with President Trump during the general election campaign.  "Don't tell anybody I told you this, especially don't tell Joe Biden:  I don't think there should be any debates," Pelosi told reporters at a press conference.  "I do not think that the president of the United States has comported himself in a way that has any association with truth, evidence, data, and facts.  I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States."

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Ms. Pelosi doesn't want Biden to debate Trump (or even submit to a moderately friendly interview on Fox News Sunday) because Joe Biden will make a fool of himself if he speaks extemporaneously on live TV.

Nancy Pelosi:  "I Don't Think That There Should Be Any Debates.  You knew this was going to happen.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday morning, "I don't think there should be any debates."  Then she added, "I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with him."  Anyone paying attention knew this was coming.  There is no way [...] senile Joe Biden can stand in a debate with President Donald Trump.

And the Acting President is Nancy Pelosi.  As you know, President Trump has said that "there was a mad theory" that if the election results are not known by January 20, then Nancy Pelosi would be President.  As usually, the MSM has labeled this as false or misleading.  It is, of course, correct — mostly.  Let's start with what happens if the Electoral College cannot certify presidential election results by January 20 and let's use the Congressional Research Service (a part of the Library of Congress) as our source: [...] Let's be clear on the main point which is that if Electoral College has not certified a new president by January 20, 2021, there will be an Acting President.  It will either be the Speaker of the House or President pro tempore of the Senate.  It will not be Donald Trump ... period.

Nancy Pelosi Goes On Deranged Rant, Labels Republicans 'Enemies of the State'.  Nancy Pelosi is not well.  That's the impression any normal person would get watching her over the last several months.  As the possible re-election of Donald Trump has grown closer, she's become more and more unhinged (see Nancy Pelosi Has a Mental Breakdown On Camera, Starts Yelling 'No' At Reporter Over and Over). And it's not just the words she says.  It's also her mannerisms, her stumbling over her words, and the constant need to suck on her own teeth, as if they are always just seconds from exiting her mouth.  This is not a woman who should still hold a position of power are the age of 80.  Today [8/24/2020], she once again upped the toxicity of the rhetoric in a wild rant where she labeled Republicans "enemies of the state" and "domestic enemies to our voting system."

Insure The Domestic Tranquility? — Nancy Pelosi Calls President Trump, Republicans and Trump Supporters:  "Enemies of The State".  According to the Preamble of our Constitution, one of the purposes for establishing our Constitutional Republic was to insure domestic tranquility: [...] The dictionary defines Tranquility as a peaceful, calm state, without noise, violence, worry, etc.  It is only late August 2020 and there must be a certain level of desperation in the background of the Democrat party because the rhetoric and promotion of violence is off-the-charts.  At the same time as violent democrats and their various funded and affiliated grassroot anarchist groups are engaged in riots, looting, mayhem and political chaos, the United States Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, goes to the microphones to declare President Trump and his supporters:  "Enemies of The State."

Here's why progressives are furious over Nancy Pelosi's endorsement of Joe Kennedy.  Just as the Democratic Party is seeking to solidify its diverse base around the candidacy of former vice president Joe Biden this week at an all-virtual Democratic convention, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's endorsement of Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III in Massachusetts' Senate Democratic primary race is reopening old wounds.  After Pelosi announced Thursday that she would endorse Kennedy over incumbent Senator Edward J. Markey, a number of progressives took to Twitter to denounce the move on the grounds that the Democratic Party establishment has effectively blacklisted other candidates and organizations for doing the very thing Kennedy is doing:  Mounting a primary challenge against an incumbent Democrat.

President Pelosi?  President Trump's warning to a conservative gathering that before this election is resolved the person who could next emerge as President is Nancy Pelosi, well, it's a startling point.  It's not entirely idle, though.  The Constitution, and legislation it grants the Congress the power to pass, both envision a situation where the Speaker could automatically become president at 12:01 p.m. o'clock on January 20.  Neither Mr. Trump, as we understand him, nor we are saying such an event is likely.  Just possible.  Were it to come to pass, though, it would be completely — to the degree that there is such a constitutional concept — kosher.  That's because of the 20th Amendment.  It says that the "terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January," no ifs, ands, or buts.  It also says that the terms of the Senators and Congressmen end at noon on January 3.  That means the 116th Congress ends and the 117th begins 17 days before Mr. Trump's term is up.

Pelosi: Republican Party Has Been 'Highjacked' by Trump's 'Cult'.  Tuesday [8/18/2020] on MSNBC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the Republican Party has been "highjacked" by a "cult-like group of people and others who are afraid of defying the cult leader," who she said was President Donald Trump.

Coronavirus is a long-lasting, all-purpose crisis, and the perfect excuse for all kinds of legislative mischief.
Pelosi calls members back to Capitol Hill to consider USPS legislation, calls post office 'Election Central' amid coronavirus.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested members could be brought back from August recess to address issues regarding the U.S. Postal Service, while urging Democrats to appear at their local post offices amid the battle to protect mail-in ballots for the 2020 presidential election.  Pelosi, D-Calif., on Sunday said the post office has become "Election Central" due to the coronavirus pandemic even as President Trump and Republicans have warned for months that universal mail-in ballots would cause widespread voter fraud in the election.

Is she clueless or just mendacious?
Pelosi Falsely Claims That 'Social Security Benefits' Are Delivered by Post Office Mail.  In a letter to her Democratic colleagues in Congress about President Trump's alleged manipulation of the U.S. Postal Service, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) falsely claims that "Social Security benefits" are delivered by mail.  This is not true because, as the Social Security Administration states in its own literature, "If you get Social Security benefits, you must receive your payments electronically."

Nancy Pelosi, House Dems mull early return from break to address USPS.  Members of the House are reportedly considering rushing back from their August break to address the Trump administration's handling of the U.S. Postal Service.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues are discussing a possible return to Washington within the next two weeks, sources told Politico.  The Chamber had originally planned to stay in recess until mid-September.

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Must be nice to take a month-long paid vacation in the middle of the summer.

Now a word from one of America's foremost pro-abortion politicians:
Pelosi on Coronavirus Relief: 'Everything I Do Is About the Children'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday discussed the stalled economic relief talks in Congress.  Pelosi said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" [8/13/2020 (?)] that President Donald Trump has stood in the Democrats' way as they want to have vote-by-mail and safely reopen schools in the fall.  She added that everything she does "is about the children," and she has "advice" for children, "whether they want it or not."

President Donald Trump: 'Obstructionist' Nancy Pelosi 'Wasn't Interested' in Helping People in Need.  President Donald Trump told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Monday afternoon in the Oval Office that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are "obstructionists" who were not "interested" in helping people in need.  Asked to open the nearly 30-minute interview why he needed to continue coronavirus economic recovery aid via executive order instead of through legislation passed by Congress, Trump told Breitbart News that it is because "we have obstructionists on the other side."

Trump boxes Democrats into a corner on help for the unemployed.  President Trump has given the Democrats a surprise thrashing, hoisting them on their own petard over stimulus payments in what must be the legislative jiujitsu of the year. [...] They had their chance to pass a stimulus bill that would have helped the unemployed, but for them, first-things-first:  They held that package hostage to the all-important need, for them, of bailing out mismanaged blue Democrat cites and their unions.  The little guy's $400 weekly unemployment check booster would have to wait.  Plus, multi-milionaire Pelosi pooh-poohed those checks as "an illusion" same as she did the news that workers were getting $1,000 raises during the Trump boom years, calling those "crumbs."

Pelosi claims PBS' Woodruff acting like GOP 'advocate' when pushed on unspent pandemic relief.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi was so displeased this week with PBS' Judy Woodruff that she accused the journalist of serving as an "advocate" for the Republican Party.  The California Democrat became visibly frustrated during a "One on One" interview Tuesday in which Ms. Woodruff asked why Democrats couldn't seem to find a principled compromise with Republicans on another round of coronavirus relief.  "Democrats want more money, Republicans want a lot less," Ms. Woodruff said.  "They are saying they're willing to show flexibility, and they're also saying a lot of the money that was passed in the Spring, Madam Speaker, has not even been spent yet."

PBS Challenged Speaker Pelosi Over Coronavirus Relief; A Meltdown Ensued.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi must have thought she was going to have an easy interview with PBS News Hour's Judy Woodruff.  This is PBS. They're supposed to be on our side, right?  There's talk of another coronavirus stimulus dominating the Hill.  The August recess has been put on hold until an agreement is hashed out.  Pelosi said there will be a compromise, but Woodruff's line-by-line questioning on where common ground could be found was met with frustration from the top Democrat.  Actually, it was something of a meltdown, with Pelosi accusing Woodruff of shilling for Republicans.  It was quite entertaining.  Woodruff responded by saying she was just playing devil's advocates, noting that the GOP had offered to extend unemployment benefits, that they too have monies allocated for schools and food programs, and that money passed in the spring during the first string of coronavirus relief bills has yet to be spent.

Nancy Pelosi Stands with Anti-Semites.  Last Wednesday [7/29/2020], Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi endorsed Rep. Rashida Tlaib in her August 4 Michigan Democratic primary rematch with Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, whom Tlaib narrowly defeated in 2018.  Similarly, for the August 11 Minnesota primary, Pelosi endorsed another of Congress' three Israel-boycotters, Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has been enthusiastically praised by David Duke, and was voted 2019 Antisemite of the Year in a poll by  What is Pelosi's motivation in supporting them?  Is it identity politics?  In Omar's race, Pelosi had the option of endorsing her progressive African-American opponent, who opposes the Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) campaign to isolate and destroy Israel.  In Tlaib's race, where opponent Brenda Jones is a staunch ally of Rev. Louis Farrakhan, Pelosi had the option of staying neutral.

Sit down, Nancy:  Pelosi doubles down while Birx forcefully pushes backGood for her.  A Sunday morning [8/2/2020] political show gave Dr. Birx a chance to respond to Speaker Pelosi's snide remarks about her as she was interviewed on CNN.  She was asked about Pelosi's criticism of her during a private meeting with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchen on Friday night.  Birx delivered an unequivocal response.  Pelosi's remarks against Birx were leaked to the press, of course, and it seems that her vitriol toward Birx came from a New York Times article in July. [...] She predicted that the virus would rise dramatically but then peak and begin to decline.  No one from the NYT bothered to interview Dr. Birx before publishing the hit piece, by the way.  When the coronavirus moved aggressively to southern states, her prediction was proven to have been overly optimistic.

Don't Lecture Me.  We are indeed fortunate to have these liberals with us to enlighten us and show us the error of our unsophisticated, primitive thinking.  It's always such a pleasure to be lectured to by hypocritical liberals like Nancy Pelosi with her $24,000 refrigerator and $12/pint ice cream, living behind her security gates and consuming more energy than [who]-knows-what.  Or by Democrats like Al Gore and Barbara Streisand or just by 'regular' well-heeled Democrats who live in large houses, alone or just two people, in a 9- or 10-room 3000 sq ft+ home with a big screen TV in every room, central AC and a big, honkin' SUV or luxury car in the three-car garage.  This after watching them embark on a lifelong pursuit of monetary wealth and material possessions/snooty fashion.  Capitalism, tax breaks and profits for them, thank you, but socialism, spread-the-wealth, and high taxes for us detestable conservatives.

President Trump's Handling of The Virus Was Not a Failure.  Do facts matter anymore?  Has such intense and unabashed hatred of President Donald Trump caused Democrat leaders to lose any semblance of sanity and let slip all grasp of reality, or are they fully aware of their mendacity, to promulgate a false political narrative about the president's handling of the virus in order to fool the American people into voting Trump out of office in November?  On June 30th, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proclaimed Trump's handling of the virus to be a complete failure at a press conference:  "Safety is first, and people have families at home that they have to go home to, and they don't want to carry somebody else's virus there... We are at a place now that we don't have to be.  This is a president who doesn't want to wear a mask, who again called the virus a hoax... science says, wear a mask, test, trace, keep your distance.  The president doesn't support any of that.  He has events that are counter to that...this is a matter of life and death, and this administration has failed miserably."

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Ms. Pelosi says "safety is first."  I disagree.  Freedom and liberty are first.  Safety is way down the list.  If the government circulates money, delivers the mail, defends the border, and enforces the law and the Constitution, We the People — at least those of us who have been properly educated — can take care of our own safety.

Cruz: Pelosi Wants to Shovel Cash to Her Friends, Shut Down America.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the Heroes Act, is "just shoveling money to her friends and not actually solving the problem," and it includes "a big tax cut for millionaires and billionaires in blue states, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday [7/26/2020].  Cruz said he's still not on board with a bill that the GOP plans to introduce on Monday to provide another round of coronavirus relief.

Pelosi Falsely Suggests She Never Called Federal Officers 'Stormtroopers', Appears To Mock Barr's Weight.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) falsely suggested during an interview on Tuesday afternoon that she never called federal law enforcement officials "stormtroopers" and claimed that she said that they "acted like stormtroopers," which is not what she said.  Pelosi appeared on MSNBC's "The Beat" with host Ari Melber where she was asked about the following exchange from Attorney General William Barr's testimony in front of Congress today [7/28/2020].

'No, No.  No!' Nancy Pelosi has hostile tantrum, yells at reporter.  With Congress about to take up a new pandemic relief package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is back in the limelight, as she can control the destiny of any such effort in the lower chamber.  And as usual, the frail 80-year-old Democrat is throwing around her considerable weight as speaker to dictate the outcome, even bullying reporters who dare question the process — then again, Pelosi is accustomed to a docile press corp.  At a press briefing Monday, Pelosi had a full scale meltdown when a reporter tried to ask her if she was willing to support a short-term extension of unemployment benefits while lawmakers work on a broader coronavirus relief package.

The distraught and desperate Democrats are flailing.  The left loves the vocabulary of the Third Reich.  Nancy Pelosi, who was horrified whenever Trump called COVID-19 the Wuhan virus, now calls it the "Trump virus."  No verbal assault is too low for leftists.  As usual, the Democrats make the mistake of assuming that Trump-supporters are rather stupid, easily manipulated by their mono-minded media and sound bites.  They don't seem to grasp the fact that much of America is laughing at them for their misplaced arrogance and crying for the residents of those cities being destroyed by leftist officials and the well organized, well funded anarchist groups that have turned them into war zones.  What's their plan?  To discredit the outcome of the election before it takes place.  Every Democrat who appears on a cable or network news program as well as every radical on CNN and MSNBC has received his talking points:  Trump will refuse to leave the W.H. if he loses, he will use the military one way or another, he will commit voter fraud, etc.  These are all things leftists actually do.

Nancy Pelosi Has a Mental Breakdown on Camera, Starts Yelling 'No' at Reporter Over and Over.  Nancy Pelosi is not well.  The more I watch her on camera, the more I'm convinced of that.  Whether it's her incessant sucking on her teeth, the weird slurring of her words she often slips into, or instances like I'm about to share, this is a person who's mentally not capable of doing her job anymore.  Today [7/24/2020], Pelosi lost it when a reporter asked her about not trying to play social justice warrior with the latest coronavirus relief package.  [Video clip]

DHS Secretary Chad Wolf Blasts Nancy Pelosi After She Compares Federal Agents to Nazis.  Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf blasted Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday Morning Futures this morning [7/26/2020].  Leftist terrorists and Marxist thugs have looted businesses and destroyed property in cities across the US for nearly two months now.  Instead of condemning the leftist rioting and violence Speaker Pelosi blamed law enforcement and compared federal agents to Nazi stormtroopers.

DHS chief slams Pelosi for calling federal law enforcement 'stormtroopers'.  Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Friday slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for what he called "dangerous" comments after the California Democrat dubbed federal law enforcement protecting federal property in Portland "stormtroopers."  "One, it's disgusting, two it's an assault on every federal or civilian or state and local law enforcement officer who has taken an oath to protect their communities, to protect, in our case, federal facilities, to do their jobs and I think it's very very dangerous," Wolf said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

Ken Cuccinelli:  Federal Agents Could Sue Pelosi for Libel — 'Speaker of the House Knows That She's Using Nazi Allusions'.  Friday [7/24/2020], during an interview that aired on Fox News Channel's "The Ingraham Angle," acting Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli weighed in on the civil unrest plaguing several American cities.  Guest host Lisa Boothe asked Cuccinelli why those cities should not have to deal with the consequences given that the elected leadership in those cities was allowing it to happen.  He also argued House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should be held accountable for her "libelous" statements regarding the agents of the entities involved in the effort to protect federal government property.

Democrats Have Completely Abandoned Civility.  On July 20, Nancy Pelosi said that if President Trump refuses to accept the results of the November election, he will have to be "fumigated" out of the White House.  Fumigation is a technique used against insects, and the idea that human beings are insects has a long history in totalitarian discourse.  Hitler described Jews as "vermin" and "parasites," a form of dehumanization that is always just one step away from physical violence.  Speaker Pelosi should apologize immediately, and profusely, for her use of this inappropriate rhetoric.

Pelosi: 'Trump Virus' Is 'Rolling Like a Freight Train' — 'Biggest Failure' in History.  Thursday [7/23/2020] on MSNBC's "The ReidOut," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called President Donald Trump "the biggest failure in the history of our country."  She said "the Trump virus" was rolling like "a freight train through the country."

The Editor says...
The Chinese virus is no longer affecting any significant number of Americans.  Ms. Pelosi likes to harp about the number of people who test positive for the Chinese virus, but most of those people have no symptoms, so her one-dimensional statistics are meaningless.

How rude!  Imagine if Trump had said that about Obama.
Pelosi Says Trump May Have to be "Fumigated" Out of the White House.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday said President Trump may have to be "fumigated" out of the White House.  The Democrat-media complex exploded this weekend after President Trump refused to commit to the election results if he loses in November.

Pelosi Says She 'Yearns' for Other Republican Presidents.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is so fed up with President Trump that she said she actually "yearns" for other Republican presidents.  "I yearn for other Republican presidents," she said at her press conference on Thursday.  "While we may disagree on many points, at least we had a shared commitment to the governance of our country."

The Editor says...
In other words, Nancy Pelosi would get along quite well with a deep state uni-party "reach across the aisle" centrist RINO in the White House.

Why Does Nancy Care about Portland?  The question is, do Democratic leaders believe that the riots help them win in November?  Or are they afraid of losing control of the party if they don't go along with the crazies?  I've decided that it's the latter.  The Democratic party is being taken over by the woke left and the old generation of leaders is desperately trying to stay in control for one last cycle.  Probably they will fail and be thrown out after the 2020 election, especially if Trump wins.  Remember back in 2018 when Genius Pelosi got a whole class of moderate Democrats elected to the House?  Wasn't she smart?  All those suburban women electing moderates to Congress, and Nancy got to be Speaker again.  Only, it is now clear, Nancy Pelosi isn't really in charge.  She is running desperately after the woke mob trying not to lose control of the Democratic caucus completely.

Replacing Pelosi with someone even worse:
'Pelosi Must Go': Speaker Blasted From The Left Over 'Corporate Interests'.  Even Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is not safe from the "cancelation" mobs, it turns out, as she discovered this weekend when she became the target of a progressive effort to oust her from her long-held seat in the House of Representatives.  Pelosi is the target of an attack from the left and will face Shahid Buttar in the general election in November.  Buttar is, like many left-leaning insurgent candidates, a Democratic socialist with, as Townhall notes, a resume of progressive bona fides, including several trips to Burning Man, and plenty of "socially conscious music" and poetry available for free on SoundCloud.  He is also an immigrant and a Muslim and wears his hair in a "man-bun."

She's wasting everyone's time, as usual.
After Stone Commutation, Pelosi Planning Bill To Limit Presidential Pardons.  After President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of former adviser Roger Stone, Democrats went apoplectic.  On Saturday [7/11/2020], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she would support a bill that would limit a president's pardoning abilities.  Stone had been sentenced to three years in prison for witness tampering and lying to Congress.  He was also arrested in an infamous early morning bust with multiple armed police raiding the 67-year-old's home as CNN filmed.  After commuting Stone's sentence, the White House released a statement calling the former adviser "a victim of the Russia Hoax."

Obama Granted Clemency to Terrorists and Traitors, But Democrats Are Angry About Roger Stone.  Soon after it was announced that President Trump had commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone, the outrage mob mobilized.  Nancy Pelosi went on CNN to suggest that a law should be passed limiting the president's clemency powers.  "There ought to be a law, and I'm recommending we pass a law that presidents cannot issue a pardon if the crime that the person is in jail for is one that is caused by protecting the president, which this was.  It's appalling," she told CNN's Anderson Cooper. [...] But, these same people who pounced on Trump's acts of clemency yawned and looked the other when Barack Obama commuted the sentence of terrorists and traitors.

Pelosi Wants to Ignore the Constitution and Control Who President Can Pardon.  The left is melting down over President Donald Trump commuting the sentence of Roger Stone.  But the same people who suggest that that's somehow not in accordance with law and order are the same people who helped perpetrate and spread the Russia collusion hoax for three years, that went after people like Stone for "collusion" that didn't exist.  They're the same people who have no problem with the DNC and the Clinton team acquiring Russian disinformation through Christopher Steele to undermine Trump.  A British court just dropped more evidence of that.  Did any of the media besides Catherine Herridge cover it?  Not that I can see.  Are any of the Democrats called to account or even asked about it?  Nope.  It's completely within the power of the president to pardon or commute the sentence of any federal prisoner.  It's part of his basic constitutional power under Article II, Section 2.

Nancy Pelosi: 'A Trillion for What, Dear?".  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in her press briefing on Thursday that "a trillion dollars" is "an interesting starting point" to talk about another spending bill, but indicated that she wants more than that.  "What doesn't measure up is: 'Oh, it can only be a trillion dollars,'" Pelosi said.  "No, we need a trillion dollars for state and local," she said.  "We need another trillion dollars, another trillion dollars for Unemployment Insurance and direct payments.  Something like that, but probably not as much for the testing, tracing, treatment, etcetera.  "So, a trillion dollars is:  Okay, that is an interesting starting point, but it doesn't come anywhere near," she said.

Pelosi on Christopher Columbus Statue Torn Down by Mob: 'People Will Do What They Do'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded to the Christopher Columbus statue that was torn down by a mob on the Fourth of July by saying Thursday, "People will do what they do."  In a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday [7/9/2020], a reporter asked Pelosi about the removal of the statue, saying, "Shouldn't that be done by a commission or the city council, not a mob in the middle of the night throwing it into the harbor?"  Pelosi shrugged her shoulders and said, "People will do what they do.  I do think that from a safety standpoint it would be a good idea to have it taken down if the community doesn't want it."

Pelosi on Columbus monument removal: 'Well, I don't even have my grandmother's earrings'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave a bizarre and convoluted answer to a question regarding her feelings over the removal of statues and monuments to historical American figures, saying she doesn't "even have my grandmother's earrings."  "In Baltimore, in Little Italy, the statue of Christopher Columbus was removed or taken down.  And I wonder if you have anything to share about that?" a reporter asked.  "Well, I don't even have my grandmother's earrings," Pelosi, a California Democrat, said in response during a press conference.

Maryland Governor Blasts Pelosi's Indifference to Baltimore Vandalism.  Maryland governor Larry Hogan (R.) on Thursday said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has "lost touch" with her childhood city of Baltimore after she expressed indifference about the toppling of a statue of Christopher Columbus.  "It's disappointing that Speaker Pelosi has lost touch with the Baltimore community that her family served," Hogan wrote on Twitter.  "While efforts towards peaceful change are welcome, there is no place in Maryland for lawlessness, vandalism, and destruction of public property."

Nancy Pelosi: 'Our Caucus... is More Than 60 Percent Women, People of Color and LGBTQ'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) on Monday [7/6/2020] joined with Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D.-N.Y.) and Caucus Procedures Chair Grace Meng (D.-N.Y.) in issuing a statement about the Democratic Caucus' new "Diversity Rule."  "House Democrats take great pride in the beautiful diversity of our Caucus, which is more than 60 percent women, people of color and LGBTQ," said Pelosi, Jeffries and Meng said in the statement.  "One of our Caucus's top priorities has long been to promote diversity at every level of Congress, so that these halls better reflect the dynamism and vibrancy of the American people whom we are privileged to represent," they said.

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Apparently Ms. Pelosi thinks white men are not dynamic or vibrant enough to serve as elected representatives.  What's the difference between that and bigotry?/p>

Company Connected to Pelosi's Husband Scored Coronavirus Bailout.  A company connected to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) husband received a loan from the Trump administration's $669 billion Paycheck Protection Program, a Small Business Administration-led fund designed to provide financial relief to businesses in the wake of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

Nancy Pelosi's husband among lawmaker linked PPP loan recipients.  A firm partially owned by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband was among the lawmaker-linked businesses that got Paycheck Protection Program loans, according to data released Monday [7/6/2020].  Companies owned by or associated with Reps.  Mike Kelly (R-Pa), Kevin Hern (R-Okla.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Rick Allen (R-Ga.) also received the coronavirus loans.  Businesses linked to Reps.  Roger Williams (R-Texas), Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Susie Lee (D-Nev.) and Debbie Mucarsel Powell (D-Fla.) previously reported they got loans.  Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said that her husband Paul Pelosi is "a minor, passive investor in this company.  He was not involved in or even aware of this PPP loan."

Petition to 'Impeach Nancy Pelosi for Treason' Nears 400,000 Signatures.  A White House petition to "impeach Nancy Pelosi for crimes of treason" has received a monstrous 400,000 signatures after going viral.  The "We the People" petition, hosted on the official White House website, was started last year by Marjorie Taylor Greene, a patriotic citizen from Georgia.  Taylor's campaign accuses the Democratic House speaker of committing treason and calls for her impeachment.  The petition appears to have struck a chord with many Americans who have been left frustrated by the Democratic Party's ongoing attempts to undermine and disrupt President Donald Trump's presidency.

Pelosi Blames GOP for Russian Annexation of Crimea During Obama Admin.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Wednesday blamed Russia's annexation of Crimea on Republicans, though the invasion took place on President Barack Obama's watch.  Pelosi slammed President Donald Trump and Republicans for their alleged inability to face Russian aggression — and tied them to President Barack Obama's appeasement of Moscow.  "You just described, not only for the president, but the Republicans in Congress, dereliction of duty," Pelosi told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace.

Nancy Pelosi Says Every American Should Be Forced to "Wear The Mask".  Nancy Pelosi says today that every American should be forced to wear face masks.  However, proving that her position is purely a political division strategy, notice how she is not asked about passing a law that demands it then.  The reasoning is simple.  First, Pelosi knows a law forcing Americans to wear a mask would never pass; and even if it did it would be an unconstitutional, and unenforceable demand.  Second, Pelosi would never attempt such a bill because it would put Democrats in a minority position; Americans do not support such nonsense.  Third there is no factual evidence showing face masks prevent COVID-19 spread; even the boxes of masks specifically state: "will not provide any protection against COVID-19."  Instead, by playing the politics of COVID Pelosi presents the nonsensical face mask issue as a political virtue-signal.  [Video clip]

ABC Clinton Lackey Refuses to Call-Out Pelosi's Crazy Conspiracy Theories.  If President Trump had said the things Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been saying over the past week without evidence, the liberal media would be questioning his sanity and fitness for office.  But since she currently leads their party, she's above reproach.  Sunday's [6/28/2020] This Week was no exception as ABC chief anchor and resident Clinton lackey, George Stephanopoulos refused two critically press the Speaker on her claim that the Republican Party had killed George Floyd, and that the President was a Russian agent.

Why does Nancy Pelosi want to name her police reform bill after a late black comedian?  Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Friday that the police reform legislation that passed in the House almost entirely along party lines the day before would be named for comedian George Kirby. [...] OK, the joke here — which is on Pelosi — is that the person she is actually referring to is George Floyd, a man whose name has been plastered all over the news for the last month.  How perfectly rich that in presenting a bill meant to preserve his memory, she's already forgotten his name.  She also forgets the name of the Congressional Black Caucus, pausing uncomfortably long to wait for the cobwebs to clear.

Pelosi Spreads Dangerous Misinformation, Claims President Trump Urging People to "Inject Lysol and Drink Bleach".  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday spread dangerous misinformation and claimed President Trump is urging people to "inject Lysol and drink bleach."  President Trump in April during a presser was referring to discussions of testing ultraviolet light on patients and possibly using the light inside the body. [...] So Pelosi once again twisted President Trump's words and took him out of context.  "Trump and Republicans still don't have a plan — unless you count trying to destroy our health care in the courts while urging us to inject Lysol and drink bleach."  Pelosi's team tweeted on Wednesday in response to the Trump Administration's efforts in the courts to dismantle Obamacare.

Erasing the Past Leaves only the Present.  This past week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ordered that the official portraits of four of her predecessors be removed from the Capitol walls.  This grandiose display of virtue signaling occurred, she said, "because we must lead by example."  Example of what? [...] Speaker Pelosi really should think through why she wants to expunge the hallowed halls of "violent bigotry and grotesque racism".  The history of the Democratic Party is a chronicle of violent bigotry and grotesque racism.  The Republican Party was founded in the 1850s primarily in opposition to the pro-slavery policies of the Democratic Party.  The Confederacy, at which Madame Speaker rails so roundly, was the Democratic Party.  In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the first Republican President with a Republican Congress.  The slave holding Democrats were so incensed that abolitionist Republicans were in control that, in a monumental act of sedition, on April 12, 1861, they attacked Fort Sumter.  They seceded from the Union to form the Confederate States of America.  Does Pelosi propose to remove the picture and statue of every Democrat in the country as secessionist racists?

Pelosi Secretes Her Party's Pro-Slavery Past.  Late Thursday [6/18/2020], Nancy Pelosi had four of her predecessors removed from a Portrait Collection that adorns the Speaker's Lobby in Congress.  These Democratic Speakers were ostensibly banished from the halls of Congress pursuant to their Confederate ties.  Madam Speaker insisted in a news conference that she was unaware of the portraits or their unsavory provenance until recently, despite their conspicuous location just outside the House chamber where she has worked for the last 33 years.  Having finally learned of the offensive paintings, Pelosi ordered them taken down.

Pelosi's gamble.  Why in the world would House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put together a $3 trillion bill that has no chance in high heaven of being enacted?  And force Democrats to vote for it anyway?  Her strategy in this episode didn't quite fit her image in the media as a brilliant political boss.  Instead, her pursuit of a legislative package to nowhere was what Republicans saw as an effort to keep her squabbling caucus united.

Defund the police?  How many sharks can the Democrats jump?  [Scroll down]  Sure enough, as 2019 progressed, it became clear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was taking orders on key issues instead of giving them, appearances notwithstanding.  That's why we were treated to the impeachment farce, which had followed immediately upon the collapse of the Mueller farce.  Looking now at the defund-the-police mania, one has to wonder:  Has their unbridled hatred and fear of the Orange Man brought them to this peak of over-reach, where they lose all touch with the mainstream of American voters and pitch themselves into a decline toward eventual oblivion?  Have they jumped the shark?

Pelosi presenting special US flag to Floyd family sparks outrage; 'an insult to our service members'.  Scores of Americans were outraged after seeing a picture of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) presenting an American flag to the family of George Floyd as though he had been killed fighting for the country.  The photo, which was seen posted on various social media sites, was confirmed as genuine by BizPac Review after locating it as part of a collection involving the family of Floyd on Pelosi's official Twitter feed. [...] Scores of people reacted negatively to the photo after seeing it reposted by another Twitter user.

Brave Celebrities Fearlessly Stand Up Against Racism.  [Scroll down]  Did you see Nancy Pelosi's creaky kneeling photo op?  It was awfully nice of someone to help the 237-year-old Speaker of the House to her feet afterward.  Getting out there in her kente shawl was not at all transparent and condescending pandering, but was instead a powerful rebuke to all those people who don't vote her way and are totally racist, since she is loudly and clearly against racism.  This was a photo op of justice, as opposed to the photo op by Trump in front of the church the leftists burned down, [...]

James Woods Calls Out Pelosi For Being Silent On Her Own Father Overseeing Dedication Of Confederate Statue.  On Wednesday [6/10/2020], when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded that Confederate statues on the U.S. Capitol be removed, she failed to mention that her father had overseen the dedication of the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Monument while he was Baltimore's mayor in 1948.

Why Wasn't Pelosi Offended Over Confederate Statues During Last 30 years?  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been in Congress for more than 30 years and yet, during this time, she apparently never called for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.  But she did on Wednesday, which prompted conservative talk radio host Mark Levin to ask why she didn't do it when Harry Reid (D-Nev.) or former KKK member Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) ran the Senate.  On Wednesday, June 10, Pelosi sent a letter to the Joint Committee on the Library, which oversees the statues in the Capitol.  There are 11 statues of Confederate figures in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.

Nancy Pelosi Silent on Own Father Who Oversaw Dedication of Confederate Statue.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who on Wednesday demanded the removal of Confederate statues occupying the U.S. Capitol, has remained silent on her father's role in overseeing the dedication of the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Monument while serving as Baltimore's mayor in 1948.  Pelosi this week formally requested the removal of Confederate statues occupying the U.S. Capitol, dismissing them as "monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end."  Her demand comes as angry protesters across the nation take matters into their own hands, vandalizing — and in some cases, beheading — statues and monuments memorializing the Civil War era and beyond.

Pelosi:  Confederate symbols 'have to go' from Capitol, bases.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday [6/11/2020] that it's time to remove symbols honoring Confederate figures from the U.S. Capitol building and military bases as the pandemic and racial unrest force a national reckoning with racial discrimination.  "These names have to go from these bases and these statues have to go from the Capitol," Pelosi said at her weekly news conference.

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Ms. Pelosi has been in the Congress for over 33 years.  Why are these statues and base names suddenly objectionable?

Systemic Racism and Bigotry Are the Lifeblood of the Left.  [Scroll down]  The only racism in America that is systemic — deeply ingrained into the system — is on the left. It is so disgusting that it is hard even to speak about it.  It is shameful, and it exists for one reason only: for White leftists to grab votes, [...] How low will they grovel to get power?  They will kneel on the floor.  They actually will kneel on the floor, groveling for power.  Of course, as Nancy Pelosi just found, she kneeled so long that she could not even get back up.  You think she was kneeling to Jesus?  Nancy Pelosi is America's leading Catholic proponent of abortion — though Joe Biden, Andrew Cuomo, and a boatload of other Democrat Catholics would take great offense at Nancy Pelosi getting all the credit for funding the killing of fetuses, especially in the Black community. That Pelosi is kneeling to Jesus?  And who, pray tell, was Schumer kneeling to?  He claims to be Jewish, so he is not kneeling to Jesus. But wait!  It is a core tenet of Judaism that kneeling is forbidden except on Yom Kippur during the recitation of the Kohen service that occurred at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during Talmudic times.  Otherwise, it is so fundamentally against Judaism to kneel that every Jewish child learns the story associated with Talmud Tractate Gittin 57b of "The Woman and Her Seven Sons."

Nancy Pelosi Can't Get Up by Herself After Kneeling for Photo Op.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a number of her congressional colleagues gathered to kneel on Monday for the time they say a police officer had his knee on the neck of George Floyd, but the photo op did not quite go as planned.  After the 8 minutes and 46 seconds the incident lasted, the members of Congress — including 79-year-old James Clyburn — rose.  But Pelosi nearly toppled over, quickly motioning for an aide to help her to her feet.  "It's better not to have on high heels," Pelosi said with a laugh as her mask dangled under her chin.

Pelosi and the Democrats have fallen and they can't get up.  On Monday [6/8/2020], Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrat leadership became the living embodiment of a tagline symbolizing helpless frailty. [...] That was theater.  Reality was watching the same Congress people — especially the aged Pelosi — struggle to stand again:  [Video clip]  For those of us who vividly remember the Life Call commercials, it was impossible not to see in Nancy Pelosi and the other leaders the pathetic, frail, helpless woman, trapped on the floor, crying out "I've fallen and I can't get up.

Pelosi Suffers 10-Second Mental Lapse On-Camera During Press Conference.  House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared to experience a ten-second mental lapse Thursday during an on-camera press conference.  Pelosi was reading from a letter she had sent to President Donald Trump earlier in the day expressing concerns about "the increased militarization" of law enforcement efforts in the Nation's Capital amid the violent protests and riots ravaging the city.  Pelosi reads from the letter, looks away from it for a moment — then loses her train of thought and stutters, unable to collect her thoughts, until she refocuses on the letter:  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi Surrounded by Guards as She Walks Among Protesters.  Video from Wednesday afternoon shows Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) surrounded by guards as she walks near protesters.  In video published by CNN, Pelosi can be seen walking under heavy foliage, surrounded by men in suits, ties, and sunglasses.  The Hill described the men as Pelosi's "security detail" and noted that Pelosi was walking among "a crowd of demonstrators outside the Capitol" when the video was taken.

Pelosi Lectures President Trump to Help the Country Heal as She Clutches Bible, Refuses to Condemn Violent Rioters.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday [6/2/2020] clutched a Bible and read scripture in reaction to President Trump's remarks from St. John's church.  Like a boss, President Trump walked from the White House across Lafayette Park to St. John's Church which was set on fire by protesters Sunday night.  Trump held up a Bible in front of the church.  In an effort to one-up Trump, petty Pelosi held up a Bible in response to Trump's bold move.

Pelosi pretends to be smarter than Trump, now she knows more than Obama about race relations.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday blamed President Donald Trump for the escalating riots, looting, and mayhem spreading around the country in the wake of Minneapolis resident George Floyd's death, though the Justice Department believes many incidents are the result of organized anarchists.  In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Pelosi lamented the manner in which Floyd died after being pinned to the street by fired police officer Derek Chauvin for several minutes.  But then she also complained about several "unfortunate statements" made as initial peaceful demonstrations lapsed into widespread looting and violence.

Nancy Pelosi won't 'take the bait' on riots: 'I kind of ignore what President Trump says'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said she is "not paying too much attention" to what President Trump tweets about nationwide protests, saying she's worried about "the knee on the neck" and questions of justice.  "I kind of ignore what President Trump says," the California Democrat told ABC'S "This Week."  Prodded by the network, she said Mr. Trump does have a responsibility, like any president, to "unify the country and not to fuel the flames."

Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi Attacks President Trump — Refuses to Condemn Leftist Looters and Rioters!  Speaker Nancy Pelosi went on ABC's This Week on Sunday to attack President Trump.  Leftist protesters have looted and burned hundreds of businesses and government buildings across America the past three days.  Pelosi attacked President Trump for "fanning the flames" this weekend during this weekend of violence.

Nancy Pelosi Lectures About Wearing Masks, While Not Wearing A Mask.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi Delays FISA Vote After Progressive, Conservative Revolt.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delayed a vote on Wednesday [5/27/2020] to reauthorize parts of the FISA program after a revolt from conservatives and progressive Democrats.  Pelosi decided to cancel Wednesday's vote on the FISA reauthorization after President Donald Trump signaled his opposition to the bill.  The bill faced increasing opposition as Wednesday progressed, and Pelosi failed to galvanize a coalition that could pass an extension of the FISA program.

Nancy Pelosi: 'Every Crisis' Including Coronavirus Is an Opportunity to Advance Leftist Agenda.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a press conference on Wednesday that "every crisis" is an opportunity to advance a leftist agenda.  "We have to open the economy, we have to do so in a way that gives more opportunity for access to care, to credit, to opportunity," Pelosi said during a press conference regarding her coronavirus phase four bill, the HEROES Act.  "Just as Mr. Clyburn said, this is an opportunity, every crisis is," Pelosi added.

Numerous Former Pelosi Aides [are] Lobbying For Companies Seeking Benefits Related To Coronavirus, Report Says.  Numerous former aides to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have reportedly transitioned to working as lobbyists for companies which have sought benefits from legislation related to the coronavirus, making a bundle of money for their firms in the process.  The Washington Free Beacon examined federal disclosure records and found at least seven of those aides, including Pelosi's former chief of staff, Nadeam Elshami, senior policy adviser Anne MacMillan, and special assistant Shanti Stanton, have represented over 50 different entities in 2020.  The Beacon added, "Their firms received over $2 million from these clients during this time.  These fees were for lobbying on multiple issues in addition to coronavirus legislation and policies."

Report: House Republicans To File Lawsuit Against Nancy Pelosi For Proxy Voting Plan.  Multiple news outlets are reporting that House Republicans plan to file a lawsuit in federal court against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over a recent pandemic-related rule change that allows a single member of Congress to serve as a proxy vote for up to 10 other members of Congress.  According to The Wall Street Journal, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will lead the lawsuit and be joined by nearly two dozen other legislators, including GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).

Pelosi: "Vote-by-Mail is More Democratic" Than Voting in Person with Photo ID.  It is obvious the Democrats are using the Coronavirus as an excuse to push for mail-in ballots rather than in-person voting in an effort to steal the 2020 election.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has repeatedly tried to sneak in federal ballot harvesting laws into several of the Coronavirus stimulus bills.  Pelosi is now trying to shove a $3.6 billion 'vote-by-mail' proposal into the latest Coronavirus stimulus bill. [...] Pelosi said that voting by mail, with no chain of custody, is "more democratic" than voting in person with photo ID.

Pelosi's Leninist Stimulus Bill.  As soon as the Bolsheviks took over Russia in October 1917, Vladimir Lenin began churning out rubles.  In fact, he spent half the state's revenue on just the printing of new currency.  Within a year, the ruble was worth 100,000,000 times less than it had been before the communists took over.  Existing rubles, and any investment denominated in rubles, were worthless.  Lenin's inflationary program was not a response to the need for an increased money supply.  It was a deliberate strategy designed to eliminate money as a means of transactions and, with it, to crush capitalism.  From that point on, the state would directly control the means of production and distribution, and the people would, in theory, be dependent on the state for all goods and services.

Democrats Brazenly Try to Buy Illegal Alien Votes in Latest Pork Legislation.  Speaker Pelosi and her merry band of sycophants, who currently control the House, just passed a 3 Trillion dollar liberal wish list spending package which insures 16 Billion in stimulus checks to Illegal Aliens.  The HEROES Act, which has no pathway to becoming law, includes a provision that would retroactively send payments to any illegal person who filed a Federal Income tax return for 2018 or 2019 with a tax ID number.  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stated the bill has no chance of passage in the Senate and President Trump has publicly declared if it did, he would veto it.  Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy lays out the absurdity of Pelosi's bill.

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The very fact that the Democrats are trying to buy the votes of those who can't legally vote at all says a lot about the state of our election system.

The left's two big albatrosses — Biden and Pelosi.  One has to wonder, do those on the left, including the media, actually think that Joe Biden is a viable candidate for president?  Do they not realize that Nancy Pelosi is as senile as Joe?  Like Joe, she often slurs her words, suffers brain freezes mid-sentence and spews gibberish. [...] Pelosi is a life-long power-mad lunatic.  She has allowed her own district to dissolve into a homeless camp with all the attendant problems — discarded needles, feces on the streets and sidewalks, and an ever-escalating crime wave.  Smash and grab car burglaries occur by the minute in San Feancisco and there are no consequences for the perpetrators if caught.  Like Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Pelosi and her husband are millionaires several times over; they've become rich because both have been in Congress for so many years.  They all get rich on insider information.

The Shutdown/Reopen Wars and the New KKK.  [Scroll down]  I know that all you chaps have been focused for years on the Journolist, and the Deep State, and the Swamp Creatures as the cause of everything wrong with America.  But I am wondering if all along, the real problem has been a revival of the KKK, in the form of the Klueless Karen Koven.  What was Speaker Karen Pelosi's Women in White thingy at the State of the Union but a Kaffee Klatsch of Karens?

Fat-shaming and concern-trolling, Pelosi and pals suddenly fear for President Trump's health.  On a day when we all remember Eddie Haskell (Ken Osmond, RIP), out comes Nancy Pelosi with her sudden and newfound 'concerns' for President Trump's health:  [Tweet]  Which has about as much authencity as a botox-frozen forehead or a three-trillion-dollar bill.  After all, haven't Democrats been fantasizing about killing him?  And what's with the fat-shaming?

Nancy the ice cream addict ain't exactly Twiggy herself!
Pelosi Calls Trump 'Morbidly Obese' On CNN.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump "morbidly obese" Monday night after he announced that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus preventative treatment for more than a week.  In an appearance on CNN, Pelosi was asked about Trump's usage of hydroxychloroquine, to which she responded by saying "He's our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group — morbidly obese, they say" Pelosi said to CNN's Anderson Cooper.

The Perils of Pelosi.  When Republicans failed to deliver for the American people and lost their majority in the United States House of Representatives in 2018, a true poison was unleashed on the nation.  For a second time, Nancy Pelosi became U.S. Speaker of the House and in her latest stint in this position she has been incredibly damaging to this country.  For months, she pursued a divisive and unnecessary impeachment of President Donald Trump.  Instead of working to fight the coronavirus in January and February, congressional Democrats were only focused on impeaching and convicting President Trump.  The Ukraine hoax which led to the flimsy impeachment charges was as ridiculous as the Russia hoax, but it did not matter to Democrats inflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome.

New House vote-by-proxy measure sets off screaming alarms as Pelosi gobbles power.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi essentially told members of Congress they don't need to show up for work anymore and she will take care of voting for them.  The California Democrat led members of the House to pass legislation on Friday [5/15/2020] that allows lawmakers to stay home and vote by proxy during the coronavirus pandemic.  The unprecedented bill coincided with the approval of a massive $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that has objecting Republicans reeling.

Nancy Pelosi is Once Again Trying to Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz.  For the second time in as many weeks, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to exploit the coronavirus crisis to push her abortion agenda on the American people.  During the development of the first stimulus bill to tackle the coronavirus situation, White House officials caught Pelosi trying to force Americans to fund abortions because she put funding in the bill under a section of HHS where the provisions of the Hyde Amendment would not apply.  Now, Pelosi is trying to include funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion company in the bill to provide economic relief for small businesses, even though Planned Parenthood is a profitable abortion corporation that technically is a nonprofit.  As The Hill reports, Pelosi wanted to include Planned Parenthood in the mix with small businesses so it could get taxpayer dollars over the objections of pro-life Americans.

New House rule allowing proxy votes is outrageous — Increases Pelosi's power.  Americans should be outraged and frightened by an unprecedented rule change backed by Democrats and approved by the House on a 217-189 vote Friday night allowing for proxy voting and remote committee meetings to guard against the spread of the coronavirus.  While the duration of the rule change — which drew strong objections from Republicans — was labeled as "temporary" for 45 days, in government there is rarely a "temporary" duration to any new centralization of power.  Under this new House rule, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has more control over the House than any previous speaker in American history.

Madam Speaker, proxy voting is not remote voting.  Yesterday [5/15/2020], Ed Morrissey provided a good takedown of the preposterous $3 trillion dollar "stimulus" bill passed by Nancy Pelosi and most of her Democratic colleagues in the House.  The number of things wrong with this budget-busting boondoggle is too lengthy to fully explore here, but in the same session, they snuck in a rule change that Ed mentioned briefly but deserves a bit more attention.  That was the decision to temporarily (we hope) allow proxy votes to be cast on the House floor.  As Ed correctly noted, it's a rather pointless maneuver since it would only initially last for 45 days.  If this dead-on-arrival package was actually passed, it includes a provision for sixty days of vacation for Congress so there wouldn't be any voting going on anyway.  But the proxy vote rule also allows for the measure to be renewed every 45 days if the members think they can get away with it.

Nancy Pelosi's $3 trillion coronavirus 'relief' bill is purely a political stunt.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is happy to play rank politics with the federal coronavirus response.  Exhibit A is the absurd $3 trillion "relief" bill she's set for floor vote on Friday [5/15/2020].  It's the first emergency bill written by one party with zero input from the other.  Some Dems say it's just an "opening bid," but why waste time crafting 1,800 pages of legislation full of poison pills for the opposition?  It seems Pelosi thinks virtue-signaling to her base is worth the trouble.

The Real Reason Why Pelosi Is Finally Putting the House Back to Work.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is finally bringing the House of Representatives back to work for a vote on Friday.  The House went into recess on March 14 after passing the coronavirus stimulus bill, the CARES Act.  Representatives briefly returned in late April to pass extra funding for the Paycheck Protection Act, but then they went into recess again.  While the Senate went back to work last Monday, the House has remained in recess for two months.  Both chambers went into recess citing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, as the Washington, D.C., area is a COVID-19 hotspot.  On Tuesday, Pelosi unveiled her $3 trillion bill supposedly focused on providing more relief for Americans during the coronavirus crisis.  Like her previous efforts, however, the bill is jam-packed with lefty wish-list items, including vote-by-mail provisions, unemployment checks that actually pay workers more than they would receive on the job, and a repeal of part of Trump's 2017 tax cuts, among other things.

Forget Pelosi's Boondoggle Bill — Take Taxes to Zero Instead.  After spending most of the pandemic crisis on vacation, an ice cream-fortified Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi finally emerged from her magnificent kitchen to propose a behemoth mess of a spending bill to allegedly save America's faltering economy.  Her 1,815-page proposal forms the "War and Peace" of legislative monstrosities.  In fact, the endless big-government wish list contains generous payments for illegal immigrants, tax credits for wealthy residents of high-tax states, massive grants to fiscally irresponsible states, a national prohibition on identification for voters, and even federal loans for lobbyists.  This $3 trillion disaster would massively balloon the federal debt only to consolidate administrative state power and deepen dependency on federal programs.

Pelosi won't tolerate reporter acting like Trump is our president.  Americans weary of the rank partisanship increasingly displayed by Democrats the longer President Donald Trump is in office aren't likely to see a respite anytime soon, if the behavior of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is any indication.  In an interview Friday [5/8/2020] with C-SPAN in which the California Democrat literally stammered her way through, she became contentious with anchor Steve Scully when he asked if the president is part of the discussions going on in Congress to pass yet another multi-trillion-dollar coronavirus relief package.  "I... I don't have any idea what the president does," Pelosi responded after a few seconds of appearing to be confused.

Watch: The Crazy Ol' Power Drunk Ice Cream Lady's Arrogance on Full Display.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi:  Barr Dropped Flynn Charges to 'Cover Up' for Trump.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacted angrily to the Department of Justice dropping its criminal case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Thursday [5/7/2020], saying Attorney General William Barr's "politicization of justice knows no bounds."

Pelosi Redefines Hypocrisy and Destroys #MeToo for... Biden?  [Scroll down]  In the first place, no matter what she said, she didn't "believe all women" any more than she or anyone would believe all men.  (Neither did Biden, we can hope.)  Only an imbecile would — and Pelosi is no imbecile.  She is an unremitting power-driven political operative and a successful one, quite willing to lie at a moment's notice to achieve her goals.  And that's what she did.  Saying she believes all women was a totally expedient lie at the time, not mere hypocrisy, which is too weak.  Lie number two is, despite what she says, she doesn't have any idea whether Joe Biden is guilty or innocent of sexually assaulting Tara Reade, irrespective of how long she has known him.  (Would she have expected that Ted Kennedy would have left a woman drowning in a car?)

Multi-Millionaire Pelosi Dons $22 Designer Mask (Nice To Still Have A Job).  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rolling in dough.  Her net worth reportedly tops $120 million (not bad on an annual salary of $194,000).  We know all about her $25,000 refrigerator stacked to the brim with $12-a-pint gourmet ice cream.  But now she's got a new ostentatious show of her wealth.  The California Democrat has been sporting designer masks when she's at the Capitol (she refuses to call Democrats back to work, despite the coronavirus, but she's still there from time to time [don't ask how much it costs U.S. taxpayers to fly her back and forth to her San Francisco mansion]).

Nancy Pelosi's just wrong to keep the House from meeting.  President Trump's task force has been working hard to fight the coronavirus pandemic and open up America.  Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has been silent — AWOL, you might say.  Even as the Senate returns to work this week, the House remains shuttered.  And now, feeling the heat for their prolonged absence, House Democrats are floating plans that would upend centuries of legislative precedent and concentrate power in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hands.  One Democratic idea would allow a representative to ask a colleague to cast a vote on her behalf, known as a proxy vote.  And this proxy vote would count for purposes of a quorum, the majority needed to proceed with business.  If implemented, this brainstorm would create a procedural fiction in which a representative would be considered "physically" present in the Capitol when she is home with her freezer full of gourmet ice cream.

Pelosi continues push to get stimulus cash to illegal immigrants with guaranteed income plan.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that any guaranteed monthly income plan that Congress works on should apply to illegal immigrants with tax ID numbers.  The IRS issues Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to illegal immigrants and other non-citizens who lack Social Security numbers to allow them to file tax returns.  Individuals with ITINs are not eligible for direct stimulus payments in the $2.2 trillion CARES Act that Congress passed.  Earlier this week, Pelosi suggested including guaranteed minimum income for individuals in the next coronavirus stimulus package.  She didn't specify the set amount of guaranteed income being considered.

Trump slams Pelosi for rejecting quick testing, refusing to come to work.  With Speaker Nancy Pelosi having already canceled the House's return from break due to COVID-19, President Donald Trump offered speedy coronavirus testing at the Capitol to entice Democrats to get back to work.  When the California Democrat rejected the offer, in a rare joint statement with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Trump fired back in a tweet, referring to his House adversary as "Crazy Nancy."

Pelosi's Congress Should Shelter At Home For The Rest Of The Year.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is as determined as President Franklin D. Roosevelt to exploit this crisis for political gain, on the well-founded calculation that if Democrats ask Republicans to unleash a horde of locusts, they'll agree to half the locusts.  Maybe even three-quarters!  Despite failing so far to use the pandemic to get race and sex quotas for corporate boards, insane emissions requirements on airlines, more money for Democrat politicking funneled through unions, student loan bailouts, and bigger tax credits for solar panels, Democrats have already commandeered it to send pork to the Kennedy Center, bail out the U.S. Postal Service, get raises for Congress as 26 million Americans filed for unemployment, fund PBS stations, and upcharge for refugee resettlement.  And they're just getting started.  Pelosi has started talking about moving beyond blanketing the nation with deficit-funded checks into a "guaranteed income."

Susan Sarandon Praises Nancy Pelosi's Democrat Challenger After Speaker Defends Biden.  Actress Susan Sarandon praised a Democratic challenger to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's congressional seat, arguing that people have the chance to vote for someone willing to "speak up even when it's not politically expedient."  Sarandon made what looked at least like a tacit endorsement in response to Pelosi's reaction to allegations against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, where she effectively dismissed the claims made by his former Senate staffer Tara Reade that he sexually assaulted her back in 1993.

Pelosi Says She is 'Satisfied' With Biden's Response to the Sexual Assault Allegation Against Him.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday told CNN she's "satisfied" with how former Vice President Joe Biden has responded to the allegation made by a former staffer, who says Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.  "I am satisfied with how he has responded.  I know him.  I was proud to endorse him on Monday.  Very proud to endorse him.  And, so, I am satisfied with that," said Pelosi.  However, Biden himself has not responded personally, nor has he been asked about the allegation in any of the recent podcasts he has done from the basement of his Delaware home.  Biden's campaign has denied Tara Reade's allegation, but even some media outlets on the left now say it's time for Biden to address it himself.

New Democrat Coalition to Pelosi:  We respectfully request you reopen Congress.  Respectfully?  Pretty much, yes, but the subtext of this request from the New Democrat Coalition leadership to Nancy Pelosi clearly questions the wisdom of her strategy, if not her leadership.  With the COVID-19 crisis stretching out more than a month without any significant oversight in Congress, Pelosi appears to be facing a backbench revolt as House Democrats begin to wonder why Pelosi keeps them sidelined.

Democrats ramp up demand for massive bailout of state and local governments.  House and Senate Democrats are escalating calls for an historic federal bailout of state and local governments coping with significant revenue losses due to the coronavirus outbreak.  The price tag for the aid Democrats propose is massive:  $500 billion for state governments plus "a very big figure," for municipalities, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, told reporters Tuesday [4/28/2020].  And there's more:  Pelosi said lawmakers may seek a $200 billion increase in Medicaid spending.

Pelosi: A Minimum Guaranteed Income May Now Be 'Worthy of Our Attention'.  As Congress weighs another relief package amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has many small businesses closed until stay-at-home orders are lifted, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) floated out the possibility of a minimum guaranteed income for workers.  Pelosi said on "MSNBC Live" a minimum guaranteed income is "perhaps" now "worthy" of getting looked at being added into the next funding package.

Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for president.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday endorsed former Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden — saying he can help guide the US out of the coronavirus crisis.  "As we face coronavirus, Joe has been a voice of reason and resilience, with a clear path to lead us out of this crisis," Pelosi said in a prerecorded video.  The California Democrat also cited Biden's experience helping to pass the Affordable Care Act and implementing the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Pelosi Suffers Brain Freeze, Stutters, Forgets California Governor's Name.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) suffered a bad brain freeze on Sunday [4/26/2020] during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union."  The look on Jake Tapper's face says it all.  80-year-old Nancy Antoinette stuttered and forgot her own Governor's name on Sunday.

The empress of ice cream.  This isn't just any old fridge or ice cream, but the creme-de-la-creme.  The appliances, two large stainless-steel freezers, are filled to the brim with an extreme prestige brand name called Jeni's, which is marketed largely over the internet and sells for a minimum of $12 a pint.  Pelosi's choice would most likely be the "Emergency Chocolate Stash Collection," a six-pack of various cocoa concoctions that will set you back $86 a throw.  How many of these would it take to fill up two giant-sized freezers?

Nancy Pelosi parrots fabricated media narrative to demonize Trump.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has clearly bought into the "fake news" angle the anti-Trump media regularly employs in their quest to take out President Donald Trump.  Either that or the 80-year-old Democrat is suffering from brain freeze from too much expensive ice cream.  Fresh off a nose-wiping speech on the House floor, where Pelosi was seen on camera contaminating the lectern shared by representatives, the speaker flat out lied about a comment the president made at Thursday's White House briefing.

Pelosi Wipes Her Dripping Nose With Her Bare Hand, Then Touches House Floor Podium Used by Other Lawmakers.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday wiped her dripping nose with her bare hand, then took that same hand and wiped it all over the House floor lectern used by other members of Congress.  Pelosi's mask/scarf was also pulled down around her neck.  This is totally against CDC guidelines and 80-year-old Pelosi is definitely in the 'at-risk' category as are other elderly members of Congress.  This was just gross.

How does Nancy Pelosi get away with blocking desperately needed aid?  How does Nancy Pelosi get away with it?  How does the speaker of the House, in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic crisis, delay desperately needed aid to small businesses and, in the process, escape blame in a highly politicized environment?  Pelosi didn't stand in the way of aid for just an hour or two, or a day or two.  She stonewalled for two weeks while small-business people across the country struggled to stay afloat in a time in which public fear of the coronavirus and government stay-at-home orders reduced their business incomes to zero.

Biden campaign spends tens of thousands on ice cream brand Pelosi had packed in freezer.  Joe Biden's presidential campaign spent nearly $11,000 on gourmet ice cream that is also a favorite of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's.  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's campaign spent $10,600 on Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams between May 2019 and March 2020. The ice cream was listed as donor gifts, according to Federal Election Committee data.  Pelosi has taken a lot of heat since last week when she joined James Corden on his late-night comedy show and showcased her freezer packed with ice cream.  Among the selection were pints of Jeni's Splendid.  "I don't know what I would've done if ice cream were not invented," she said via video conference from her home.

Speaker Pelosi, end government-by-secret-caucus.  Our Constitution set up three branches of government.  And yet, in this crisis, only two branches are fully operational.  In particular, the House of Representatives is no longer functioning as a legislative body at all but as an executive committee run by just one representative: the Speaker of the House.  There are no open debates, no televised committee hearings, no minority rights.  "The People's House" is not open to the people.

Poison Pelosi Blames Mitch McConnell for Blocking Small Business Funding, After She Cheered Schumer for Blocking Small Business Funding.  Last Thursday the PPP Loan program ran out of money.  The $349 billion allotted to the program to save small businesses had already been distributed.  At least 20,000 business applications went unprocessed on Thursday and Friday.  Last Tuesday, eight days ago on April 14th, Speaker Pelosi went on late night television and congratulated Senate Democrats for blocking the crucial funding to small business owners in America.  Pelosi made the comments on MSNBC.

Trump campaign goes for the jugular with new ad: 'Let them eat ice cream — Nancy Antoinette'.  No doubt, NeverTrumps are clutching their pearls over the visceral new campaign ad released under President Trump's imprimatur.  It certainly isn't gentlemanly the way George W. Bush was; it's primal in its attack on Nancy Pelosi and its appeal to class resentments.  It's not the sort of lose-with-dignity approach favored the last generation of the GOP establishment.  But in an era of phony impeachment efforts and special counsel investigations and "blood on his hands" accusations, it is giving back to the Democrats exactly what they have been hurling Trump's way.

Democrat Law Professor Calls Out Pelosi For Contradictory Statements.  Jonathan Turley, a self-described Democrat who is a Constitutional Law Professor at George Washington University, called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday over multiple contradictory statements that Pelosi gave during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."  "Nancy Pelosi just said to Chris Wallace on Fox that she does not understand people publicly protesting civil liberties on lock down orders," Turley tweeted.  "However, this followed her defense of her calling people to join her in Chinatown in late February as a protest against discrimination."

Steve Scalise: 'Sickening' to Watch Pelosi Use Small Business Aid as Leverage.  House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Monday that it is "sickening" to watch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) use small business aid as leverage to include more leftist provisions in future coronavirus legislation.  Scalise has collected stories from businesses across his district and the country that can no longer obtain a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan due to Pelosi's objection to a simple renewal of the program.

If You Protest Against Leftist Tyranny, You're Racist.  [Scroll down]  Americans are legitimately complaining that the draconian cure is shaping up to be worse than the disease.  Speaker of the House and nepotism-enthusiast Nancy Pelosi decried the protesters, of course:  "What they're doing is really unfortunate," she condescended.  "What we have to do is, is, is shelter in place."  That's easy for her to say.  While Pelosi (who as of last year has a net worth of over $120 million) "shelters in place" in her San Francisco mansion that features a $24,000 refrigerator stocked with gourmet ice cream, her constituents are losing their livelihoods and life savings.  Her nephew-by-marriage Gov. Gavin Newsom, California's answer to Justin Trudeau, said he will not be swayed by public protests in deciding when he will reopen the state: [...]

Pelosi's Easter Revelation:  You Know, Trump Sure Has Made a Lot of Mistakes.  In an interview on Fox News Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Planned Parenthood) made an interesting claim.  Host Chris Wallace recounted the back and forth war of words between Pelosi and President Trump and asked the speaker if their verbal warfare is helpful during the coronavirus pandemic.  Pelosi said yes, she had some sort of revelation allowing her to bash the president.  On Easter Sunday. [...] Pelosi has spent Trump's entire presidency bashing and undermining him at every turn, culminating in the Democrats' effort to impeach him over a partisan witch hunt.  That purely political stunt was expressly designed to hobble Trump's ability to govern heading into the election.  And it neatly overlapped the rise of the coronavirus pandemic — forcing the president and most of his senior advisers to deal with being just the third American president ever to face impeachment, while the Wuhan virus started ravaging the world.

The left's new hysterical narrative?  Testing!  Testing!  Testing!.  Nancy Pelosi was positively ghoulish on Fox News Sunday [4/19/2020].  She denied exacerbating the virus in San Francisco, when late in February she was encouraging her constituents to join in her city's Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.  The woman is the Wicked Witch of the West.  With her fancy kitchen appliances and her freezer full of $13-a-pint ice cream, she is enjoying her vacation.  She appears to be relishing the destruction of the economy that Trump had so successfully energized.  She is refusing to go back to D.C. and vote on an additional bill to save small businesses.  She does not [care] about the 22 million people suddenly unemployed; she thinks this crisis can only benefit her party and her power.  She is as senile as Biden if she thinks this ploy will work.  She is fast becoming the Joker of American politics.

Sen. Lindsey Graham eviscerates Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying 'she hates Trump to the point of hurting our own nation'.  Senator Lindsey Graham ripped into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her criticism of Donald Trump's decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization, claiming her contempt for the president is harming the country.  'Her issue is she hates Trump to the point of hurting our own nation,' the South Carolina senator said on Fox News' Justice with Judge Jeanine on Saturday night.  'She is condemning President Trump for cutting funds off of the WHO because they've been in China's pocket, as she one time mentioned the fact the virus came out of China, that the Chinese Communist Party lied to the American people and the world at large,' he added.

Turley fires back at Pelosi for criticizing people 'protesting civil liberties' after defending Chinatown appearance.  Constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley found fault with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she criticized protesters of local social distancing guidelines in the same interview she advocated for an end to discrimination.  "Nancy Pelosi just said to Chris Wallace on Fox that she does not understand people publicly protesting civil liberties on lock down orders," Turley tweeted Sunday.  "However, this followed her defense of her calling people to join her in Chinatown in late February as a protest against discrimination ..."  On Sunday [4/19/2020], Pelosi defended why she went out to promote San Francisco's Chinatown in late February after news of the coronavirus began making headlines.  "What we were trying to do is end the discrimination, the stigma that was going out against the Asian American community," Pelosi said.

15 House Democrats Call to Replenish Small Business Relief Fund Despite Pelosi's Objections.  On Thursday morning [4/16/2020], the Small Business Administration's (SBA) small business relief fund, otherwise known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), officially ran out of money.  The PPP's loss of funding sparked outrage from congressional GOP leaders such as House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).  Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) also called to replenish the fund "ASAP."  As Speaker Pelosi continues to object to a clean refunding of the small business relief fund, House Democrats broke with the Democrat leader to call for immediate refunding of the PPP.

Media Would Destroy Republicans for What Nancy Pelosi Is Doing to Block Funding for PPP.  On Thursday [4/16/2020], the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ran out of money, having disbursed all of its funds to small businesses across the country.  Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sat in her mansion in San Francisco, refusing to call the House back into session to replenish the fund — and enjoying gourmet ice cream from her $24,000 freezer.  Not only that:  Pelosi was proud of her self-indulgence, tweeting her appearance this week on CBS' Late, Late Show.

How Much Do The Pelosi's Have Invested In China?  Pelosi may present herself as the defender of the little guy.  She is anything but.  In 2018 her net worth was roughly $160 million.  She is married to Paul Pelosi who runs a top tier investment and real estate firm in San Francisco.  Over the course of decades, as Nancy has risen through the ranks of the Democratic Party, the Pelosi's have gotten fabulously wealthy.  There have been any number of allegations over the decades that Nancy and her husband have profited in ways that are clearly illegal from the access a senior politician enjoys.  Over a span of years, Nancy Pelosi used her influence to steer more than $1 billion to the expansion of a light rail line into a San Francisco neighborhood where her husband owned commercial property and in which business associates of his then purchased additional properties.  The value of real estate in the area exploded with the arrival of light rail, and the Pelosi's made a killing.  There has also been an almost unending number of allegations that Paul Pelosi has benefited from what is known as insider trading.  That is, he has made sometimes enormous purchases of stocks based on information allegedly provided to him by Nancy, who was privy to sensitive, non-public information by way of her position.

'You should be ashamed': Critics unleash on Pelosi for showing off freezer loaded with ice cream.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took some heat for showing off her freezer packed with ice cream during the coronavirus crisis.  The California Democrat joined comedian James Corden on his late-night show Monday and showed off how much ice cream is in her freezer in addition to wondering how Trump's base could still support him after his response to the pandemic.  "I don't know what I would've done if ice cream were not invented," she said via video conference from her home.

As Emergency Funds For Small Businesses Run Out, San Fran Nan Shows Off Freezer Full of Chocolate Ice Cream.  [Scroll down]  As the money was running out, Pelosi proudly shared a video showcasing her very expensive freezer full of ice cream and a fancy basket full of chocolate.  "Other people in our family go for some other flavors, but chocolate, and then we have some other chocolate here," Pelosi said, showing off the multiple pints of ice-cream in her freezer.  Pelosi told the "Late, Late Show" host James Corden that while in quarantine, she was eating as much candy and chocolate as possible.  "I enjoy it," she explained.  "I like it better than anything else."  She said she had her fridge recently stocked for Easter.  "I don't know what I would have done if ice-cream hadn't been invented," she gushed.

As Small Business Relief Fund Runs Dry, San Fran Nan Shows Off Her Sub-Zero Fridge.  [Scroll down]  In the situation described above, which happens to be the current reality on the ground today, what do you do?  Well, if you are Democrat Speaker of the House San Fran Nan Pelosi, you make a video with hosted by a fabulously wealthy cretin from Hollywood, showing off your million-dollar kitchen in your $30 million San Francisco home, featuring your $15,000 Sub-Zero refrigerator that is filled with designer ice cream, among other fabulously expensive delicacies.

Nancy Pelosi Extends House Vacation for 3 More Weeks.  Today, San Francisco's on lockdown, Chinatown's a ghost town, and the San Fran Nan is supposedly locked in her Pacific Heights manse for the duration.  But the Speaker was adamant to Corben in saying we must act fast and "work 24-7 and [have] all hands on deck ... working for a cure, vaccine and the rest." Quickly now!  Someone should do something!  This was just hours after Pelosi gave House members another 3 weeks off "absent an emergency."  That's a quote.  Guess that whole National Emergency/global pandemic thing doesn't qualify as "an emergency."  Perhaps Pelosi could use that extra time waiting for "an emergency" to eat all that ice cream in her freezer.

Pelosi Shows Off Her Kitchen and Gourmet Ice Cream Collection as Americans Stand in Line at Food Banks.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) showed off her expensive kitchen appliances and massive gourmet ice cream collection during an appearance on a late night show as Americans stand in line at food banks.  Pelosi slammed President Trump over his Coronavirus response on Monday's episode of "The Late Show" with James Corden before showing off her 15 flavor ice cream collection.  Pelosi, who is one of the wealthiest members of Congress, held Americans hostage by delaying the first Coronavirus stimulus package.

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Nancy Pelosi Struggles Through Coronapocalypse With Her Fancy Designer Ice Cream.  Well, nothing says "Woman of the People" quite like posing in front of two of your enormous gleaming stainless-steel luxury refrigerators with a sweater tied around your neck.  What color is that, is that peach?  No, more of a tangerine.  Pumpkin, perhaps.  Very comforting, in any case.  Whoever dresses Pelosi is earning his and/or her pay. [...] Down with ICE, up with ice cream!  This is something every single American can appreciate, and it's not at all tone-deaf.  Those containers of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams you saw packed into Pelosi's freezers are only $12 per pint, so you can buy literally 100 of them with your Trump check.  Almost as many as Pelosi has.

Nancy Pelosi Shows Off Her Kitchen During 'Late Late Show' Appearance While Americans Form Food Lines.  Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed off her kitchen during an appearance on a late night comedy show, while Americans form food lines across the country.  Pelosi appeared on Monday's [4/13/2020] episode of "The Late Late Show" with James Corden, where she slammed President Donald Trump's handling of COVID-19 and then showed off her ice cream collection.

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Since I don't own a television, this was the first time I had ever heard of James Corden.

Is Nancy Pelosi trying to be the most hated woman in America?  As part of its coronavirus relief package, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP"), a $349 billion fund to help businesses with fewer than 500 employees. [...] Pelosi seems determined once again to put her agenda ahead of "the little people's" needs.  This time, she's refusing to let the Democrats agree to Mitch McConnell's clean bill:  ["]Instead, Democrats want McConnell to acquiesce to jumps in funding for several entities that received billions under the CARES act, including health care systems, and to demands to reconfigure the PPP system so that minority and female entrepreneurs are given priority in lending.["] That's bad.  What's worse is that, as small business owners are forced to fire their employees and shut down their life's work, Pelosi is boasting about blocking the PPP infusion.

Clueless Pelosi Gets Blasted For Her 'Marie Antoinette' Moment While Americans Are Suffering.  [Scroll down]  But just so you know how much she cares, Pelosi gave us a lovely "Let them eat cake" Marie Antoinette moment from her luxurious San Francisco home, with what looks like two refrigerators.  Nice to become rich while being in Congress.  If you've lost your job or are having trouble getting toilet paper, food or paying your mortgage or rent, what a great thing it is to see Pelosi talk with James Corden about how she keeps her spirits up "during these trying times," showing off expensive commercial grade appliances jam packed with her $12 pints of designer ice cream in her freezer.  [Video clip]

Time Wasted.  [Scroll down]  If anyone dawdled, it was Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  She allowed the likes of Schiff to conjure up conspiracies that were so far-fetched that his constituents should vote him out of office this November 3 or secede from the Union.  Then, when the House settled on its bill of impeachment, Nancy sat on the bill for four weeks, refusing to send it on until January 16, and Democrats in the Senate still were not satisfied that there should be an impeachment vote.  Only when Senate Leader Mitch McConnell ended this nonsensical travesty and put it to a vote was some sort of order restored.  In the meantime, what was happening?  Well, the coronavirus, we now know, was spreading throughout the world in early 2020 with little action being taken by anyone.  Did any of the aforementioned misbehavior by the Democrats have anything to do with the president's action or inaction?  I think it did.

Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats' unending shame.  There are some truly terrible people in Congress; there always have been some throughout American history.  But as the country navigates the course of this mis-modeled and over-hyped COVID-19 pandemic, Nancy Pelosi stands out as a genuine enemy of America.  She loathes the president so much she has relinquished any semblance of ethics and her own personal character.  Every word she utters is a lie.  She knows [quite] well that the president was on top of this virus crisis while she and her fellow anti-Americans were gleefully and despicably embroiled in their attempt to remove the president from office.  Not one of the principals in this fiasco — Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, or the rest of them — gave a single thought to the potential threat of the disease emanating from China.  There is no record of any of them even mentioning it until the economic shutdown brought it to their attention. [...] As Pelosi's foot-dragging on the relief bill proves, she cares not one bit about actual human beings.  She is as Stalinist as they come in America; we are just statistics to be used and abused for her purposes.

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Nancy Pelosi warns Donald Trump NOT to reopen the country too early and risk a new wave of coronavirus.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Donald Trump not to reopen the country too early as the president has shown increasing signs of impatience with the coronavirus lockdown. [...] Several of Trump's political and economic advisers have also taken up that call, with an eye toward a return to normal life — along with a bit of social distancing — at the beginning of May.

Pelosi Leads Democratic Effort to Use Health Crisis to Change Election Laws.  She's at it again.  After nearly torpedoing the CARES Act with a farfetched, radical, extreme environmental wish list, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is once again trying to attach her liberal wish list to Phase 4 of Congress's coronavirus relief response.  This time Pelosi is focusing in on her plan to usher in mandatory mail-in voting.  CNN's Anderson Cooper asked Pelosi directly if she would try to change election laws in the wake of the coronavirus.  She would.

'Here we go again': Pelosi, Schiff plot new probe of Trump.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has spent the last three-plus years investigating President Trump, and each time, she's come up empty.  But she's going to give it another go, this time as Americans are locked down while the coronavirus sweeps across the nation.  Mrs. Pelosi announced last week that she is setting up a select House committee to "assure that the taxpayer dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent" — but the California Democrat also said she wants to "examine all aspects of the federal response to the coronavirus."

Democrat Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) Escalates Corona Spread.  In one of the most contemptuous interviews in American history, Nancy Pelosi, on Meet the Press, accused President Trump of accelerating the deaths of the American people by not restricting more severely early on.  She despicably said:  "The president fiddles while people are dying."  But, it was she who was inviting Americans to visit Chinatown at the moment the president was already closing us off from China.  The people in Chinatown, be it in San Francisco or Lower Manhattan, were the most likely carriers, traveling back and forth to see family in China.  It is Pelosi who should assume guilt.  It was her policy of always being contrary to Trump that ended up infecting more people.  Adam Schiff will open up an investigation of President Trump and his administration with the hope of damaging the president.  Actually, it is Pelosi who should be investigated!

Corona Meltdowns.  [Scroll down]  It does not matter whether [Nancy Pelosi's] political and ethical decline was a result of her deep pathological hatred of Donald Trump.  Who cares that her paranoia arose over the so-called "Squad" that might align with socialist Bernie Sanders to mesmerize Democrats to march over the cliff into McGovern-like oblivion?  All concede that very few octogenarians have the stamina and clarity to put in the 16-hour work-days and transcontinental travel required by a Speaker of the House.  Instead, all that matters is that for a nation in extremis she is now puerile, even unhinged — and increasingly dangerous.  In retrospect, the public will remember how in fear and confusion she reversed course to spearhead impeachment, outsourced the task in the House of Representatives to its most incompetent and perfidious members — Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) — and wasted weeks of the country's precious energy and time as it was on the cusp of an epidemic.  Pelosi then quickly weaponized the viral crisis in hopes that COVID-19 could do what Robert Mueller's dream team and impeachment had not done — destroy the administration of Donald Trump before the November 2020 election.

Republicans Blast Pelosi's Partisan Coronavirus Panel.  Republicans are hitting back hard at the Democrats' latest attempt to hobble Trump's presidency.  On Thursday [4/2/2020], Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the creation of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, a panel that will purportedly provide oversight of coronavirus stimulus spending.  Republicans view the panel as a purely partisan move that isn't necessary because there are already numerous oversight measures in the $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by Congress last week.  Byron York in The Washington Examiner suggested that the real reason for the new panel is to find fault with the president's response to the pandemic.  "Pelosi's announcement came a day after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called for a 9/11-style independent commission to investigate 'mistakes' in the virus response," York wrote.

Whose Side Is Nancy Pelosi Really On?  Unfortunately, and to dismay of many, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has not retreated from national attention.  Obviously, personal attacks on this president are nothing new.  But Pelosi's recent comments took things to a new low and exceeded all bounds of human decency.  Pelosi blamed the president for the tragic loss of life resulting from this virus.  Her statements are not only vile but un-American.  They also make it difficult to tell whose side Pelosi is really on.  "As the president fiddles, people are dying," Pelosi said last Sunday.  "We just have to take every precaution."  The vile nature of her comments cannot be overstated. [...] Not only is Pelosi's comment disgusting; it is also incorrect.  Trump's decision in January to bar travel from China to the United States likely slowed the spread of the virus and saved many lives.

House Democrats reveal plan to attack security of military votes.  [I]n the Coronavirus relief package recently passed by Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats tried to include language making it easier to commit vote fraud with the ballots of our military stationed overseas.  House Democrats' proposed additions to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act included changes to election law that would provide cover for individuals and activists yearning for federal protection for voting fraud schemes that could include military ballot manipulation. [...] House Democrats used the word "temporary" twenty-two times in their legislative requests.  But all changes to election law were to "go into effect in the November 2020 election and for each succeeding federal election."  Pelosi and team wanted to make sure provisions imperiling election integrity, particularly military votes, were permanent.

No More Pork-Laden Stimulus Bills, Please.  Nothing cries out more for giving the president a line item veto for federal spending than the 880-page coronavirus stimulus bill that Speaker Pelosi put together from her Socialist Wish List filing cabinet and pasted into her stimulus bill.  Rep James Clyburn (D-SC) had already signaled the plan was to load the Democrat agenda into the bill.  Ultimately the taxpayer was saddled with the costs of many programs completely unrelated to managing the crisis.  Did the Speaker expect to get the entire progressive agenda which included legitimizing voter fraud?  No, she sent up a lot of throwaways, but the pattern has always been to force acceptance of some of the agenda each time there is a crisis, attaching as much as possible to each "must pass" bill.  Each side then proclaims how much they surrendered by giving up their throwaways.  Because the pork is buried in massive bills, the assumption is no one will read it before passage.  With each crisis, the country is then moved incrementally to the left and national debt increases by unnecessary amounts.

President Trump Stands Tall.  The Democrats seem more interested in damaging President Trump politically than they are in taking care of the American people.  Speaker Pelosi tried to attach all kinds of extraneous, irrelevant addenda to the relief bill (support for Planned Parenthood, voting rights modifications intended to make things more favorable to Dems in future elections, money for NPR and the Kennedy Center, etc.), all of which delayed the bill — needlessly — for a week.  As millions of businesses close their doors and tens of millions of Americans lose their jobs, Pelosi and the Democrats continue to look upon the entire situation as nothing more than an opportunity for a power grab.  The bill went through in bi-partisan fashion a week later than it should have, and most, but not all, of the Democratic fat was trimmed out.  But it didn't have to be that way at all.

Nancy Pelosi under fire for controversial stock moves.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has made a tidy profit on the stock market since the deadly Wuhan virus outbreak began in January.  Critics say the timing of her husband's stock purchases were suspicious because they occurred while Pelosi was learning, in closed-door Congressional meetings, about the potential coronavirus impacts.  Around mid-January, Pelosi's husband, Paul, had made nearly $2 million in just 10 weeks through savvy trading of Amazon and Facebook stock options, Barron's reported.

They're the ultimate Monday morning quarterbacks.
With virus crisis raging, Pelosi and Schiff ramp up new Trump investigations.  The team is back in action.  On Thursday [4/2/2020], Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the creation of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis.  The new panel will have the authority to investigate any aspect of the virus emergency and the Trump administration's handling of it.  Pelosi's announcement came a day after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called for a 9/11-style independent commission to investigate "mistakes" in the virus response.

Donald Trump Trashes Nancy Pelosi Coronavirus 'Witch Hunt'.  President Donald Trump ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday [4/2/2020] for creating a new select investigative committee to look into his handling of the coronavirus.  "This is not the time for politics.  Endless, partisan investigations, here we go again," Trump said at the White House press briefing.

Pelosi creates House coronavirus oversight committee.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she was forming a special House panel to oversee the distribution of billions of federal dollars dedicated to the response to the coronavirus outbreak.  Pelosi, a California Democrat, said Thursday [4/2/2020] the panel would "prevent waste, fraud, and abuse" and would be bipartisan.  She appointed the House majority whip, South Carolina Democrat James Clyburn, to oversee the panel.

Pelosi pushes 'SALT shakeup' stimulus that could reduce her tax bill and enrich her wealthy district.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is pushing for a new stimulus bill that would roll back the state and local tax deduction (SALT), a proposal that would predominantly help wealthy individuals — including most residents in Pelosi's district and perhaps even Pelosi herself. [...] California's 12th congressional district, which Pelosi represents, is among the wealthiest in the U.S., with a median income of $113,919, according to census data.  The average household income is $168,456 — meaning most residents would benefit from any significant cut to SALT.  Pelosi and her husband have a property tax liability of approximately $198,337.62 considering their two homes, a winery and two commercial properties, public records show, indicating that the couple could reap benefits on roughly $188,000 given a full SALT repeal.

Trump talked about COVID-19 threat in SOTU speech Nancy Pelosi ripped to shreds.  On January 31, Trump issued a ban on travel from China, and we are now reminded that the president talked about the coronavirus four days later during his State of the Union address — you know, the one Pelosi stood up before the American people and ripped in half.  "Protecting Americans' health also means fighting infectious diseases," Trump said in the Feb. 4 speech.  "We're coordinating with the Chinese government and working closely together on the coronavirus outbreak in China.  My administration will take all necessary steps to safeguard our citizens from this threat."  But even before all of this is the little-reported fact that on January 29, Trump formed the White House Coronavirus Task Force — the first confirmed case in the U.S. came on January 21, in Washington state.

Nancy Pelosi:  Cancer on the body politic.  "Nancy Pelosi is a cancer on the body politic."  Those are the words of Mark Levin and he is profoundly correct.  It is actually an understatement.  This woman has dedicated her entire recent term to impeaching President Trump over a phone call.  She stupidly bought into Adam Schiff's lunacy that they had the evidence that the president had threatened the president of Ukraine with a quid pro quo — either investigate the Clinton campaign's meddling in the 2016 election or else. [...] Then came the Wuhan virus.  Oh my, were the Democrats thrilled.  This would be the crisis they could use, manipulate to their desired end.  This is how utterly stupid these Democrats are!  This is how malicious they are; they are ready and willing to destroy the United States economy to take down a president they abhor.

McCarthy rips Pelosi, says Dems were 'preoccupied with impeachment instead of protecting this country'.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Tuesday night [3/31/2020] for being more concerned with impeaching President Trump earlier this year than preparing the U.S. to fight the coronavirus contagion.  "They were preoccupied with impeachment instead of protecting this country," McCarthy said on "Hannity".  "That's exactly the only thing they focused upon.  And then you watch Nancy Pelosi, I watched her sit there and say those words, and it was very upsetting to me as an American, not as an elected official but as an American."

Nancy Pelosi Dismissed Coronavirus Threat in February Chinatown Visit: 'Everything Is Fine Here'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to investigate President Trump for his actions in the lead-up to the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., but in February, she dismissed the threat with a visit to San Francisco's Chinatown.  KPIX documented Pelosi's February 24 visit to a fortune cookie factory and retailers:  [Video clip]

Does Nancy Pelosi know about the coronavirus outbreak?  Someone ought to tell Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the coronavirus outbreak, because her laser focus on pushing her political agenda suggests she's unaware of it.  The latest evidence:  She wants to "retroactively" roll back Congress' 2017 cap on tax deductions for state and local taxes (SALT), The New York Times reports.  She claims lifting the cap would address the economic fallout of COVID-19.  She wants her "fix" to be part of Congress' next rescue plan.  But her idea has nothing to do with boosting the economy and everything to do with helping Dems in blue states, like California, New York, New Jersey and Illinois.  More than half the benefits of a repeal would go to folks making more than $1 million.  Don't Dems oppose tax breaks for the rich?

McConnell: What's the rush on Phase 4 coronavirus relief, except for Pelosi's hobby-horse agenda?  Two key Senate Republicans declared Nancy Pelosi's tax break for blue-state millionaires dead on arrival — if she has the nerve to actually propose it.  The chair of the Finance Committee, which would have to approve the elimination of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap, won't bother to review it at all.  A spokesperson for Chuck Grassley wondered why this would be the time to bring up a tax break for millionaires in high-tax states like California and New York.

Nancy Pelosi urged people to congregate in Chinatown in late February.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi critiqued President Trump for his failure to imagine the disastrous effect of the COVID-19 coronavirus on the American public and infrastructure, when in fact she failed to imagine the same thing.  On February 24th, Pelosi walked through San Francisco's Chinatown with a large entourage, encouraging locals to come down and join her.  Pelosi said:  "Come to Chinatown.  Here we are.  We're careful, safe, and come join us."  She was more concerned with virtue signalling and combating "racism" than she was with securing the safety of Americans.

Trump rips Pelosi after she criticizes his coronavirus response.  President Trump tore into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she accused him of dragging his feet in the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.  "It's a sad thing.  Look, she's a sick puppy, in my opinion," Trump told Fox & Friends on Monday [3/30/2020].  "She's got a lot of problems.  That's a horrible thing to say."  Pelosi said Sunday that Trump's denial about the seriousness of the virus "was deadly."

Marsha Blackburn:  Pelosi 'Fiddled Around' with 'Sham Impeachment,' Wasting Time in Coronavirus Response.  Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her accusations that President Donald Trump did not move fast enough to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.  "Nancy Pelosi is accusing Trump of not responding fast enough to the Chinese coronavirus.  This is the same person that fiddled around with a sham impeachment that wasted valuable time..." she tweeted.

Lindsey Graham Goes Off after Pelosi Blames Trump for People Dying.  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning [3/29/2020].  Maria asked Senator Graham about Nancy Pelosi's disgusting Sunday morning comments blaming President Trump for people dying from coronavirus.  Senator Graham went off.  [Video clip]

Pelosi calls for probe into Trump's handling of virus: 'What did he know and when did he know it?'.  Without any pushback from CNN, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Sunday that every deceased coronavirus patient's death is attributable to President Donald Trump.  And in issuing this bold insinuation, she told lie after lie after lie.  "The president, his denial at the beginning, was deadly," she said to CNN's Jake Tapper during a discussion Sunday morning about mounting coronavirus deaths in the states.  There was no "denial at the beginning."  While the president offered optimism, as he's always wont to do, his administration has been taking actions in regard to the global coronavirus pandemic since January, when House Democrats like Pelosi were busy trying to impeach him over highly dubious allegations of wrongdoing.

Little of Pelosi's Wish List Made It Into COVID-19 Relief Bill.  That's a Relief in Itself.  There's a lot in those 880 pages, and much of it is problematic:  The bill is neither targeted and temporary, nor directed exclusively at the coronavirus [...] Before the bill made it through the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., temporarily derailed it by insisting that any relief bill include a left-wing wish list unrelated to the ongoing pandemic and the economic slowdown that it's causing.

Coronavirus Causing a Right Turn.  [Scroll down]  Laser-focused on the emotional and financial well-being of each and every American, Trump is seeking to get relief funds into their hands ASAP.  Insidiously evil Nancy Pelosi held up the process.  She is callously exploiting the suffering of Americans to force Trump to sign a relief bill with funding for unrelated radical leftist agenda items.  Pelosi wants wind and solar tax credits, mandates on corporate board diversity, advancing abortion, mandating the LGBTQ agenda, the Green New Deal and much more.  Sen. Ted Cruz's response was, "What [...] does that have to do with this crisis?!"  I pray that Democrat party loyalists will finally realize that their party as they knew it is gone.  It has morphed into an anti-Christian and anti-American enemy within, driven by a spirit of anti-Christ.  The only thing, I repeat, the only thing Democrats care about is transforming America into their socialist/communist dream.

Republicans Cave To Pelosi, Unanimously Vote To Give $350 Million To Refugees, Migrants.  Republican and Democratic senators unanimously voted to pass a coronavirus relief bill late Wednesday that gives $350,000,000 to assist refugees and migrants.  Earlier this week, it was revealed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's relief package would include $300,000,000 for refugee assistance.  The new bill, approved by the Senate and now headed to the House, includes an additional $50 million on top of Pelosi's initial $300 million for refugees.

Senate Passes Coronavirus Bill, Proving Pelosi Gambled With Americans' Lives and Lost.  In the wee hours of Wednesday evening [3/25/2020], the U.S. Senate finally passed the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill after a great deal of Democrat stalling and a futile effort by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to put forward a separate bill jam-packed with liberal Christmas wish-list items.  The bill provides crucial relief to businesses struggling with the social distancing strategy of stopping the spread of the coronavirus.  It now heads to the House.  The stimulus bill is far from perfect, but its passage unmasked Pelosi's tactics as a disgraceful waste of time during this crisis.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) slammed the speaker for her attempt to jam her liberal pipe dreams down Americans' throats in the midst of a crisis.

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"The wee hours" are the first few hours after midnight.  There are no "wee hours" in the evening.

How do you solve a problem like Pelosi?  Nancy Pelosi has long been a thorn in the side of not just conservatives but the House itself.  For reasons no Republican could ever grasp, she is a heroine to the left, despite her many serious failures.  She is a traitor to her own district; she has never lifted a finger to deal with San Francisco's catastrophic homeless disaster.  She does not even admit it exists!  She seems to think she is some kind of monarch, a queen bee.  In fact, she is a vicious elitist.  She and her husband, like Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her husband, are the ultimate inside traders who have become very rich over their years in public office. [...] The Pelosi family are like the Gambino crime family.  They get their way, they get rich, they care about nothing else.  Nancy may pretend she cares about climate change but she flies across the country weekly and charges the taxpayer not only for her private jet but for her massive liquor bill.  She pretends to be a practicing Catholic but is rabidly pro-abortion.  In short, she's a nasty piece of work.

After first lying about her corrupt bill, Pelosi has finally agreed to abandon it.  On Sunday [3/22/2020], the news was that Democrats in the Senate, having worked to draft a bipartisan bill to help Americans through the coronavirus crisis, received orders from Rep. Nancy Pelosi to reject it.  On Monday, the Democrats doubled down on that rejection.  Also, on Monday, Nancy proposed a 1,100-page bill that did provide some help for America's workers, small businesses, and corporations.  Most of the bill, though, was given over to Democrat wish-list items.  If coronavirus had hit America with a Democrat in the White House and a Democrat majority in Congress, by Monday's end, a new law would have
  •   raised the federal minimum wage to $15,
  •   subsidized student loan debt,
  •   provided more funds for PBS,
  •   funded the IRS and the Postal Service,
  •   mandated race and gender diversity for corporate boards,
  •   implemented same-day voter registration
  •   required airplanes to be carbon neutral in five years,
as well as a host of other initiatives pandering to social justice, environmental, and union concerns — and all of it would ostensibly have been done to protect American workers from coronavirus's ravages on the economy.

Pelosi Suffers Massive Political Hit — Abandons House Scheme.  You can tell when Speaker Pelosi recognizes a political backlash for her manipulative schemes because it's the only time she blitzes the media.  After suffering a very large political hit, beyond the capability of the media to defend, Pelosi said today the House will take up the Senate coronavirus bill.  The writing was on the wall late yesterday as people started digging into the 1,400 page House proposal and exposing all of the far-left ideological efforts within it.  Billions were earmarked for nonsense progressive projects and the House scheme was fraught with social engineering that had nothing to do with assisting workers and businesses.  Even Pelosi's own party started telling leadership they had gone way too far with the assembled list of nonsense legislation.  The speaker recognized if she did not quickly make a tactical retreat her party would be crushed by exposure of the brazen politics they were attempting.  The reach was so extreme, the media could not protect her.  In an effort to save a horrid face, the speaker was forced to blitz the media alone while all other house members watched to see how she could recover.

Pelosi Caves.  Nancy Pelosi has thrown in the towel on her attempt to misuse the Wuhan virus epidemic to sneak partisan legislation that has never been able to make it through Congress into law. [...] One can only imagine how bad the Democrats' polling must have been to cause such a hasty retreat.  The Democrats had no one behind them except their most extremist supporters, like the New York Times.

NOT hyperbole:  Pelosi's Dems would rather airplanes get better gas mileage than save Americans amid coronavirus shutdown.  It should be more than obvious by now that Nancy Pelosi and her Garbage Party are exploiting the coronavirus outbreak a) to win politically; and b) to hurt President Trump.  Only, they're hurting Americans instead.  Operating under the Democratic mandate of "Never let a good crisis go to waste," the Speaker of the House has been holding up coronavirus relief legislation that, at a time when businesses have shuttered and workers laid off by the millions, would provide direct aid to both.  For no reason other that naked political power.

Democrats block coronavirus lifeline stimulus in despicable partisan maneuver.  It should have been 100%.  Every Senator on Capitol Hill should have been able to recognize the dire straits America finds itself in with the Wuhan Coronavirus causing economic havoc and putting millions of Americans at great risk.  Unfortunately, it's 2020 and partisanship supersedes the needs of the American people, at least in the eyes of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party she controls.

Nancy Pelosi's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Decision To Hold The Country Hostage.  The weekend began with a bipartisan plan.  People were hopeful. [...] And then Pelosi came back to town from her week-long vacation and announced the rare, rare bipartisan cooperation the country had seen in the Senate would end with her — and election politics would begin. [...] This, it is clear, is not an emergency virus bill.  It is a Democratic election wish list, politically poisoned at a time when hundreds are dying, thousands are losing their businesses, and millions are out of work in the United States.  "This," House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn told Democrats Thursday, "is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision."  It's truly an incredible political act by the speaker, and the entire Democratic Senate fell in step behind her.

GOP details Pelosi's $2.5 trillion 'socialist wish list' in coronavirus aid package.  House Republicans on Monday night offered a detailed critique of what they called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "socialist wish list" in House Democrats' $2.5 trillion proposal for responding to the coronavirus outbreak.  "Speaker Pelosi unveiled legislation aimed at exploiting the COVID-19 public health crisis by attempting to force the inclusion of a socialist wish list of policies that have nothing to do with the public health and economic emergency," said House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican.

Vile: Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine endorses felony assault on Rand Paul.  The context of the sick tweet, according to Fox News, was someone stating that Sen. Mitt Romney, upon hearing of Paul's illness, decided to self-quarantine after hearing about Paul's misfortune in order to protect his wife, who has a medical condition that leaves her especially vulnerable.  Instead of cheering Romney, which would have been a reasonable person's response, she decided to go low, [...] by bringing up the violent 2017 assault on Paul by a hate-crazed neighbor, whose attack left Paul with five broken ribs and the loss of part of his lung — in order to cheer the criminal.  And this, right at the time when Paul is now afflicted by the coronavirus.  Normal people wish anyone with the coronavirus, even political opponents, well.

Twitter pulls tweet from Nancy Pelosi's daughter about Rand Paul.  Twitter confirmed the company locked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's daughter out of her account for a short period of time due to a tweet she sent about Republican Sen. Rand Paul that it said amounted to an endorsement of violence.  "The account owner was temporarily locked out for violating the Twitter rules against glorification of violence," a Twitter spokesperson told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday [3/24/2020].  Christine Pelosi tweeted Sunday that the man who allegedly attacked the Kentucky senator in 2018 was "right" for doing so.

Nancy Pelosi Proposes 1,400-Page Coronavirus Bill Stuffed with Special Interest Goodies.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi debuted a 1,120-page coronavirus rescue bill after Democrats tanked the Senate proposal on Sunday night.  The bill includes a wish list of Democrats' pet issues including:  [#1] Increased fuel emission standards for airlines receiving funds and carbon offsets [...] [#2] Payment for up to $10,000 in student loans [...] [#3] Same-day voter registration, early voting, voting by mail, ballot harvesting [...] [#4] Preserving collective bargaining powers for unions [...] [#5] The expansion of wind and solar tax credits [...] [#6] Requirements for federal and corporate gender and racial diversity data [...] [#7] Post Office Bailout [...] [#8] Automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas [...] [#9] Restricting colleges from providing information about citizenship status [...] [#10] Money for Planned Parenthood

Schumer and Pelosi Try to Add Fuel Emission Standards For Airlines, More Wind and Solar Tax Credits to Coronavirus Stimulus Package.  Pelosi and Schumer continued to play politics on Monday [3/23/2020] amid the Coronavirus shutdown and demanded a wish list of Socialist policies that have nothing to do with the global pandemic.  Pelosi and Schumer are now pushing these demands:
  [#1]   Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
  [#2]   Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
  [#3]   Expansion of wind and solar tax credits
Even worse, not only are these demands totally unrelated to the Coronavirus pandemic, they could prevent companies from participating in the loan programs — directly causing unnecessary layoffs, according to a senior GOP aide.

Journey to Surrealville:  What's really fuelling Pelosi's shutdown of America's relief package?  After days of unusual comity between Republicans and Democrats in the coronavirus crisis, the big congressional economic aid package to help hospitals, laid off workers, and battered small businesses all came crashing down as Nancy Pelosi jetted in from vacation, blocking the set-to-go bill over the weekend.  In place of that, she came up with a 1,400-nightmare political goody bag for the left — everything from ballot-harvesting to corporate diversity requirements to greenie airline regulations to a $15 minimum wage and a lot of other horrors — attempting to slip through the entire panoply of laws her party wants to enact but can't get passed.  It was Pelosi's and other Democrats' doing, all right — just look at how the New York Times changed its headline sequence, first putting out the facts about Democrat road-blocking, then, likely after some Pelosian phone calls, softening the blame, and then declaring the whole thing a bipartisan morass.  Yeah, sure.

Dems demanding new union bargaining powers, solar tax credits in new coronavirus aid package.  Congressional Democrats are demanding an "ideological wish list" including new collective bargaining powers for unions as they hold up a nearly $2 trillion economic package of coronavirus relief, Republicans said Monday [3/23/2020].  The Democrats' belated list of demands includes new, tighter fuel emission standards for airlines and an expansion of wind and solar tax credits, a senior Republican aide said.

Republicans want a lifeline; Democrats want to remake the country.  The cynical partisan opportunism of Democrats exhibited during the coronavirus economic crisis has been breathtaking.  Rather than move forward with quick, no-frills, massive $1.8 trillion dollar rescue plan, Democrats decided to hold the country hostage by trying to cram through a slew of lefty goodies that have absolutely nothing to do with the pending economic crisis.  As corporate boards struggle to figure out ways to keep their companies afloat, Nancy Pelosi is demanding that they spend time filling gender and racial quotas, down to "subcommittee assignments."  As the transportation sector wrestles with a once-in-a-century economic disaster, Democrats are trying to compel airlines — who have seen a 90 percent drop in customers — to cut greenhouse gas emissions every year until they hit a 50 percent reduction.  If Pelosi keeps this up, airlines are going to see a 100 percent reduction soon enough.

Pelosi 'Stimulus' Bill Imposes Nationwide 'Ballot Harvesting' Without 'Any Limit'.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's new stimulus bill would mandate nationwide "ballot harvesting," allowing party operatives to return other people's ballots to polling places without "any limit" on the number of ballots.  "Ballot harvesting" was legalized in California in 2016, and first used in the 2018 midterm elections.  It allows anyone to drop off someone else's mail-in ballot at a polling station.  There is no process for vetting or verifying those delivering the ballots — no background checks or identification requirements.  Democrats dropped hundreds of thousands of ballots off at polling stations in 2018, helping Democrats as they flipped seven Republican seats.

Here is the Far-Left Wish, List Nancy Pelosi Just Blew Everything Up For.  According to a source close to the process on Capitol Hill, in order to move forward with any kind of [coronavirus emergency] relief package, Pelosi and her far-left Democrat caucus will demand the following be included:
  •   Publication of corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards
  •   A bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service
  •   Required early voting
  •   Required same day voter registration
  •   Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining
  •   Full offset of airline emissions by 2025
  •   Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights
  •   Retirement plans for community newspaper employees
  •   Federal $15 minimum wage
  •   Permanent paid leave
  •   Study on climate change mitigation efforts

Democrats Block Coronavirus Bill That Provides Lifeline To Economy, Families.  Democrats blocked a massive $1.8 trillion stimulus spending bill to protect the U.S. economy and provide relief to American families who are suffering as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. [...] Townhall political editor Guy Benson reported that Senate sources said that Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was responsible for tanking the bill.  "Talking to some Senate GOP sources.  They seem stunned and angry," Benson said.  "I'm told there was lots of bipartisan input into the legislative outline & emerging specifics — including an agreement in principle on broad strokes.  Then Pelosi showed up and threw a partisan grenade."

Nancy Pelosi Nixes Bipartisan Talks on Coronavirus Package.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Sunday that she has decided to move forward with her own emergency coronavirus relief package.  Pelosi spoke just hours before the Senate was scheduled to take a procedural vote that would lead towards a final vote on a bipartisan economic relief package.  The bill would provide economic relief after the coronavirus epidemic ravaged the country's economy.

'People vs Pelosi' trends when even the left has had enough.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sparked a heated backlash as she appeared to be against considering cash payments for Americans in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.  The California Democrat even has members of her own party criticizing her lack of support for measures that would get cash into the hands of Americans as the economy falters under the global pandemic.  The fact that President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have floated the idea as a possibility has only angered the left even more.

10 Ways the Left Has Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic.  [#3] Pelosi's puts Hyde Amendment loophole in coronavirus bill:  What does abortion have to do with protecting the public from coronavirus?  Nothing.  But that didn't stop Nancy Pelosi from trying to sneak a loophole for the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal dollars from being used to pay for abortions, and other Democrat goodies into the coronavirus stimulus package.  Republicans called her out for it, but the left tried to spin the situation differently.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed in an interview on Fox News that "right now we are hearing that some of the fights and some of the gridlock is because people are trying to put pro-life provisions" into the coronavirus legislation.  Democrats always saw the coronavirus as a political opportunity, and they never miss a chance to exploit a crisis.

Pelosi Stutters, Slurs Words and Struggles to Speak as She Fights to Keep Her Dentures in Her Face.  Speaker Pelosi raised eyebrows again on Thursday after she could barely spit out a sentence.  Pelosi slurred her words and struggled to speak as she fought to keep her dentures from flying out of her face.  Pelosi looked and sounded just like Joe Biden during a presser on the Coronavirus on Thursday [3/12/2020].  [Video clip]

Sasse Rips Pelosi for Trying to Smuggle Hyde Amendment Loophole into Coronavirus Package.  Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Democrats for reportedly trying to ensure federal funding for abortion as part of the coronavirus economic stimulus plan.  "While schools are closing and hospitals are gearing up, Speaker Pelosi is waging unnecessary culture wars.  Speaker Pelosi should be fighting the coronavirus pandemic, not politicizing emergency funding by fighting against the bipartisan Hyde Amendment," Sasse told National Review in a statement. [...] Pelosi attempted to secure a funding stream of up to $1 billion for reimbursing laboratory claims.  According to White House officials who spoke with the Daily Caller, that provision would establish a precedent under which health claims for all procedures, including abortion, could be reimbursed with federal funds.  That precedent would render the Hyde Amendment, which blocks taxpayer funding for abortion clinics, obsolete.

White House Officials Allege Speaker Pelosi Pushed To Include Hyde Amendment Loophole Into Coronavirus Stimulus Plan.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the coronavirus economic stimulus plan, according to multiple senior White House officials.  Speaking to the Daily Caller, those officials alleged that while negotiating the stimulus with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Pelosi tried to lobby for "several" provisions that stalled bipartisan commitment to the effort.  One was a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims, which White House officials say would set a precedent of health spending without protections outlined in the Hyde Amendment.

Here's How Eric Holder Helped the Obama Administration Transform the Democratic Party into a Party of Thugs.  Nancy Pelosi sat before a group of Northwestern University students on Monday morning [3/8/2020] and said, "Civilization as we know it is at stake."  No, she wasn't talking about the coronavirus, she was talking about if President Trump wins the election.  This is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives explaining the constitution to young, impressionable minds.  How did we get to the point where Democrats would send spies into their opponents political campaign, fabricate a scandal to prevent him from winning, and spend his entire first term trying to remove him from office?

Nancy Pelosi: 'Civilization as We Know It Is at Stake' in 2020 Election.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday waxed hyperbolic about the 2020 presidential election, telling an audience that "civilization as we know it is at stake."  Pelosi made the remark during a speech at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, [3/9/2020] according to Fox News correspondent Rob DiRienzo.

Pelosi: 'We have the most dangerous person in the history of our country sitting in the White House'.  No other American has been as dangerous to the country as President Trump, according to the speaker of the House.  Nancy Pelosi blasted the president in an interview with Variety published Tuesday [3/3/2020] and urged Democrats to come together for the 2020 election to ensure that Trump becomes a single-term president. [...] The California Democrat said her biggest beef with the president was that he does not respect the Constitution.  She claimed that Trump's pattern of lying could harm children around the country, a line she won't let be crossed.

The Editor says...
To see an example of a habitually lying U.S. President, look no further than Barack H. Obama.  Likewise, Obama has no regard at all for the Constitution.

A Bernie Sanders nomination is Nancy Pelosi's nightmare.  [I]f Pelosi simply capitulates and accepts her party's new socialist overlords, the consequences for the entire party, up and down the ballot, could be catastrophic. [...] This isn't just about 2020 either.  It's an ideological battle for the future of the Democratic Party.  If Pelosi remains silent and Sanders wins the nomination, she will have lost that battle to Ocasio-Cortez and the other radicals.

Nancy Pelosi says she's all good with socialist Bernie being the Democrat nominee.  Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, says she's comfortable with having socialist Senator Bernie Sanders at the top of the Democratic Party's presidential ticket.  Pelosi also dismissed speculation that she's terrified of Democrats losing control of the House of Representatives if Bernie became her party's nominee.  Congresswoman Pelosi made the remarks Wednesday [2/26/2020] in response to questions from reporters.

The Democrat Left is cruel and sadistic.  Everyone who watched the SOTU speech saw how disrespectful, how rude the Democrats in the room were.  Like small children who have never learned the most basic of manners, they delighted in their own beastly behavior as a group.  They were clearly proud of themselves.  How does a large party of alleged adults so enjoy acting like spoiled toddlers?  Because they are perpetually immature; they are happy only when they get their way.  Pelosi's planned stunt at the SOTU proves only that she revels in her own childishness.

The Rise of Democratic Idiocracy.  [Scroll down]  She rips up her copy of President Trump's SOTU speech and it's okay.  Nary a word of criticism from any Democratic politician or the liberal media.  (One can only imagine the horrified outcry had a Paul Ryan done the same to President Obama.)  This from a person who says she is Catholic and there is no hate in her heart for the president.  For Pelosi and the idiocrats, it's fine to invoke religion when rationalizing their preferred behavior, but when pinned down about the conflict between their support for abortion and Catholic values, Pelosi and her ilk quickly retreat to that tired argument of supporting established law vs. holding their own private personal opinion.  "Established law" can easily be changed by a vote of conscience, if it mattered to you.  Sort of like the way the Jim Crow laws were changed.  Got that, Nancy?

That's what we said about Obama.  Get over it.
Pelosi: America Cannot Withstand 'Destruction' Trump Would Do in a Second Term.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview that America cannot withstand the "destruction" President Donald Trump would do if he wins a second term.  Pelosi said, "I can't even envision a situation where he would be reelected.  But we are not — we don't take anything for granted."

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Hey Nancy, if you can't imagine any way Trump could be re-elected, how about placing a wager on it?  For example, you'll resign immediately if Trump is re-elected.  Now can you imagine it?

Nancy Pelosi Lashes Out at Reporter for Saying President Trump was Acquitted.  Nancy Pelosi traveled to Munich, Germany this weekend to trash Trump while overseas.  During her interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour Pelosi refused to believe President Trump was overwhelmingly acquitted in the US Senate in the sham impeachment.  She's nuts.

Translation:  Biden is the pre-ordained establishment candidate.
Pelosi says she is 'not counting Joe Biden out'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks it's too soon to rule out a Joe Biden presidency.  The California Democrat said in an interview with CNN that the former vice president still has a chance to become the Democratic nominee despite his lackluster showings at the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, where he finished fourth and fifth, respectively.  She said that although the party has come down to the "winnowing process," she still sees "everything as an opportunity."

Granny Winebox Is Going to Hand This Election to Trump.  The House investigation and impeachment of the president last year were, by any objective measure, monumental failures.  Trump emerged from the tawdry spectacle stronger than ever.  After being harangued and slandered by every Democrat on Capitol Hill throughout the impeachment drama, the president's approval ratings actually got better.  It was the radioactive spider that bit him and gave him superpowers.  Now the Democrats are looking for more spiders. [...] Pelosi should be leading the party in a direction that at least gives the appearance of wanting to find cohesion and a path to victory.  Instead, she wants to revisit her greatest failure, which just happened to have wrapped up a week ago.

Nancy Pelosi Turns Into Bumbling Mess When Trying To Say Basic Sentence.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden's My Guy.  What political party does the Democratic Party put you in mind of?  Their leader until they settle on a presidential candidate is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.  She is 80 years of age and consults a plastic surgeon as frequently as she consults her hairdresser, according to my sources.  Critics remarked on how infrequently during the State of the Union she smiled.  Actually, with her skin stretched across her face so tautly, she cannot smile.  She can hardly blink.  Have a heart, fellows and fellowesses.  She would smile and blink more if she could.  I am told she has a very good sense of humor.

Petulant Nancy Pelosi is everything wrong with Democratic Party.  Nancy Pelosi looked like a malfunctioning Stepford wife as she sat behind President Trump during his State of the Union Address last week.  Her lower face twitched, she muttered to herself, shook her head, smiled inappropriately, gazed around, chewed her lip or remained glued to her seat during standing ovations in honor of special guests.  It was a bizarre enough performance before she rose to her feet and dramatically ripped up her copy of the president's speech in what will go down in history as the most unseemly display of partisanship in this partisan era.  That moment was when the myth of the "master political strategist" was busted, and we saw Pelosi, 79, for what she is.  Pretending to be classy and prayerful when she is full of petty hatreds and is incapable of holding her party together, a woman who parades her Catholicism while advocating no-holds-barred abortions, feigning to pray for the president while deriding him as "sedated."

Pelosi and Rumpelstiltskin.  [Scroll down]  I am actually grateful that Pelosi showed her genuine colors when she tore up President Trump's State of the Union address.  First, it is an illegal act according to 18 U.S. Code 2071, but given that the Democrats cast the law aside when they see fit, this should surprise no one.  But it should enlighten many who, heretofore, were not paying close attention.  That she could shred the accomplishments of the Americans who were invited to the SOTU event is a continuing display of the contempt Democrats have for the people.  I would say that in her wrath, Pelosi has shown America that she does not represent the people and that her party has nothing but disdain for American values and American lives.

Powerful American stories ripped to shreds by Nancy Pelosi.  Nancy Pelosi wants this video banned from social media; but instead, the Republicans are making commercials out of it.  [Video clip]

Pelosi Tries And Fails To Badger Facebook Into Nixing An Edited Video Of Her SOTU Speech Rip.  Facebook and Twitter are refusing to bow to requests from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to nix an edited video of the California Democrat tearing up President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech.  The edited video was posted on both social media platforms after the Tuesday night SOTU in which Pelosi can be seen ripping a copy of the speech.  The video is spliced together to make it appear that Pelosi ripped the speech as Trump is saluting a Tuskegee airman in the audience.

Pelosi's Lack of Decorum Is A Revelation.  Professor Jonathan Turley of Georgetown University Law School wrote in The Hill of the Speaker's State of the Union behavior, "Pelosi has shredded decades of tradition, decorum and civility that the nation could use now more than ever."  He also described her with the words "petty," "distempered," and "inappropriate."  She failed to introduce the President properly, and then was particularly out of line when she tore up his speech after grimacing and showing petulant expressions throughout the President's speech.  Turley asserted that she should resign from office as the Speaker as her breaches of decorum at the State of Union were the worst of all those he has criticized over the years. [...] Her lack of decorum and the unconscionable, implacable hostility of the Democrats of the House and Senate reveals the extreme political animosity that presently afflicts our country.

Pelosi Is Down but Not Out.  [Scroll down]  There she sat, watching her own party of curmudgeons sit stone-faced as the president beamed optimism and confidence, rattled off employment gains for women and minorities, reunited a military family, rescued a child from a failing government school, and honored Rush Limbaugh.  There she sat, a day after the Iowa caucus spectacle, and a day before her adopted sham impeachment sputtered to an inglorious demise. [...] Keep in mind, Pelosi is only off balance right now because she's feeling pressure from both the right and left flanks.  From the outset, she knew that impeachment was a political loser, and conveyed as much in her repeated attempts to temper the hotter passions of her more radical colleagues.  But she was ultimately outflanked and neutered by her own party.  This is something new to her, and it's left her temporarily discombobulated.  But she could bounce back again, as she has before, in all her vengeful turpitude.

It's pearl-clutching Democrats who got massacred by Trump impeachment trial.  [Scroll down]  The heart of the case is that Dems dug themselves into a hole and won't drop the shovel.  They have nothing to show for their 2018 House victory except a partisan impeachment that was rejected by the public before the Senate killed it.  The celebration over getting Sen. Mitt Romney's vote on one article is like cheering because your team avoided a shutout.  You still got crushed.  Wonder of wonders, party leaders reacted by vowing to stay the course.  Pelosi, not a whit embarrassed by her shameful stunt of tearing up the president's State of the Union address, launched into another hateful rant.  Saying Trump looked "sedated," she called his speech a "manifesto of mistruths" and claimed he "shredded the truth in the speech, shredded the Constitution in his conduct, and so I shredded his state-of-mind address."

Democrat Congressman Asks Twitter To Remove Trump Video Of Pelosi Ripping Up SOTU Speech.  President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted out a video that showed images of the people the president honored at the State of the Union alongside clips of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ripping up Trump's speech.  The caption for the video reads "Powerful American Stories Ripped To Shreds By Nancy Pelosi."  Trump supporters would see the point the video makes — that Pelosi ripped up a speech that included the stories of many honorable Americans because she hates Trump.  Any politician would do the same for an attack ad.  Trump's speech contained a lot of positive information and Pelosi ripped it up, claiming it was full of lies.  If former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had done that during one of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speeches the Democrats would absolutely make a similar video.

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Maybe so, but Mr. Boehner wouldn't have made the mistake that Pelosi made.

Pelosi demands social media platforms remove brutal Trump-shared meme of her SOTU tantrum.  A slew of Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have begun demanding that Facebook and Twitter censor a meme video that they find offensive.  Reportedly produced by Turning Point USA and later tweeted by the president himself, the meme juxtaposes the infamous clip of the House speaker ripping up President Donald Trump's State of the Union address with clips of the president paying tribute to several extraordinary Americans, including one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen.

I'll bet she does!
Pelosi wants video of her shredding Trump speech removed.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is demanding that social media companies remove a video posted by the president featuring her stunt of ripping up his State of the Union message.  Her spokesman, Drew Hamill, told The Hill that Pelosi's office had told both Twitter and Facebook to take it down.

Pelosi's Petulant Performance Panned by Perceptive Public.  The 2020 State of the Union event was quite the political show.  President Trump discussed policy successes, from the economic expansion to improved border control (with Mexico's help, as it happened).  Through it all, Speaker Pelosi lurked above, busily turning pages, shaking her head negatively and mouthing disapproval.  It was what psychologists call "passive aggressive behavior," although she did actively attack her paper copy of the president's speech as a finale.

Democrats Hate What Trump Is Highlighting about Them.  Frozen Face, whose attempt to be the equivalent of the prepubescent heckler making [rude] noises behind the teacher's back was somewhat stymied by her inability to show any emotion, clearly planned her in-kind contribution to the Republicans long before the speech.  She was transformed into the equivalent of a toddler angrily holding her breath on national television because she knows that every lethal word is scoring true while she is powerless to do a thing about it.  The president has an amazing record to run on.  She has her failed impeachment gambit and crazy pen ceremony, ensuring that House Democrats have nothing to run on.

The Five Worst Moments of the Democrats' SOTU.  [Scroll down]  While half the hall offered loud cheers, the other half mostly sat still, perhaps in honor of their electoral chances this fall.  The energy level on the part of the Democrats didn't rise until after Trump was finished, and only because Nancy Pelosi, who displayed an impressive variety of bizarre and peculiar facial expressions throughout, broke the monotony by standing up and dramatically ripping up her copy of the speech's transcript.  Afterwards, asked about her idiotic stunt, Pelosi said she was "courteous" in doing it because it was a "dirty" speech.  "Dirty"?  As the NRCC pointed out in a tweet, the speech was an awful lot cleaner than the dung-dotted streets of her district back home in San Francisco.  The speech she ripped up included a salute to the Venezuelan opposition leader, a tribute to the last surviving Tuskegee airman, a military reunion in the gallery, a young underprivileged student earning a scholarship to her dream school, and other celebrations of American achievement, and she calls it "dirty." [...] Tuesday night was the worst night of Pelosi's political career, and it was 100 percent self-inflicted.

In her post-SOTU and acquittal press conference, Pelosi lied about Trump.  The setting for Pelosi's ferocious verbal attack against Trump was her weekly press conference.  The reasons for her anger and disconnect from reality were twofold:  First, on Tuesday, Trump gave a State of the Union speech that was magnificent.  In the first part, he recited his accomplishments, all of which have benefitted the American people, especially the 99% (unlike Obama's "presidency for the 1%").  He then outlined plans that will bestow even more benefits on Americans, while introducing individuals who embody America's greatness.  Pelosi, on the other hand, engaged in petty pantomime, capped by her ripping up her copy of Trump's speech.  It was juvenile and offensive.  Then, on Wednesday, the Senate acquitted Trump of the impeachment charges the House Democrats had brought against him.  The outcome was preordained, but it was still a slap at the Democrats and a triumph for Trump.

Newt Gingrich:  Pelosi should be kicked out of office for her 'petty, childish' behavior.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., proved how divided the state of the union is by the "petty childish behavior" she exhibited after President Trump's address Tuesday night, former House speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday [2/6/2020].  Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade, Gingrich said he understands where the president is coming from when he snubs Pelosi. [...] Gingrich said that the idea Pelosi would tear up her copy of the State of the Union address was "childish" and "so beneath the dignity of the House."

Liz Cheney:  Pelosi 'Is Unfit For Office'.  In reference to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tearing up the president's State of the Union speech on national television, House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney said Pelosi "had a tantrum" and showed, again, why "she is unfit for office."  At a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday [2/5/2020], the day after the SOTU, Cheney said, "Speaker Pelosi had a tantrum.  She disgraced herself.  She dishonored the House."  [Video clip]

The Best Is Yet To Come.  I ask you, who is the deranged person here?  Candidate #1:  the Speaker of the House, who chewed on sour grapes throughout the President's SOTU only to spit the bitter seeds out at the end, thus demonstrating that she has embraced the role of petulant teenaged brat with no no sense of propriety and no ability to control her emotions.  In other words, the perfect drama queen.  Perhaps she would have served her side better had she simply sat this one out like a couple of her Homies and Squad mates did.  Or at least continued to sit on her hands like the rest of her cabal.

The Suicide of the Left.  The Democrat serving as speaker of the House stands behind the president of the United States at a State of the Union address and acts like a defiant five-year-old stomping her feet in a temper tantrum.  Caught on camera giving the text of his speech a "pre-rip" beneath her desk, when the chosen moment arrives she ostentatiously rips the speech in half in front of the cameras, making herself a national laughingstock.

Trump Impeachment Backfires on Democrats, and Nancy Pelosi Has a Meltdown.  During his State of the Union speech the other night, Trump didn't mention the impeachment once.  With Pelosi sitting behind him, muttering to herself like some angry bag lady alone on a night train, he didn't have to mention it.  He focused instead on his accomplishments and the economy, which infuriates his enemies.  When he was done, Pelosi grabbed Trump's speech, and in a fit of petulance, theatrically ripped it to shreds.  That partisan rage will last in the American mind and be featured in Trump political commercials, just as CNN anchor Don Lemon's laughter mocking Trump voters as illiterate rubes will last until November.

Nancy Pelosi should resign.  The House has its share of infamies, great and small, real and symbolic, and has been the scene of personal infamies from brawls to canings.  But the conduct of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the State of the Union address this week will go down as a day of infamy for the chamber as an institution.  It has long been a tradition for House Speakers to remain stoic and neutral in listening to the address.  However, Pelosi seemed to be intent on mocking President Trump from behind his back with sophomoric facial grimaces and head shaking, culminating in her ripping up a copy of his address.  Her drop the mic moment will have a lasting impact on the House.  While many will celebrate her trolling of the president, she tore up something far more important than a speech.  Pelosi has shredded decades of tradition, decorum and civility that the nation could use now more than ever.  The House Speaker is more than a political partisan, particularly when carrying out functions such as the State of the Union address.  A president appears in the House as a guest of both chambers of Congress.  The House Speaker represents not her party or herself but the entirety of the chamber.  At that moment, she must transcend her own political ambitions and loyalties.

Pelosi hurt American women.  Liberals are praising Nancy Pelosi for tearing up the president's speech as Congress rose to applaud him after he delivered his rousing and patriotic State of the Union.  The mean girls moment was petty and childish, a reminder that when she is under pressure she reverts to being the mayor's spoiled daughter.  [Video clip]  The rest of America is watching as the first woman to be heartbeats from the presidency comes undone.  She trashed the peace and prosperity the rest of us have enjoyed the last 3 years.  Nancy has devoted to brief reprise as House speaker not to making life better for the people of America but to ridiculing the man we the people elected president.

Filed: Department of Justice Criminal Complaint Against Rep. Nancy Pelosi.  To the Honorable William Pelham Barr, United States Attorney General, and to the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice:  At approximately 2218 hours on Tuesday, 04 February 2020, I witnessed clear and indisputable evidence of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Speaker of the House, committing an act that I believe brazenly and feloniously violates federal law, specifically 18 U.S.C. 2071.  In fact, her actions were witnessed by federal law-enforcement officials and she may have colluded with members of her political caucus who were also witness to this act, in premeditation for the commission of this offense.

18 U.S. Code § 2071.  Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally.

'I'm always dignified': Pelosi dismisses SOTU guests, suggests Trump was 'sedated' as presser goes off the rails.  During her weekly press conference Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried defending her decision to rip up her copy of the SOTU address by kvetching about the president's guests, accusing the president of being on drugs and claiming everything he said during the address had been a lie.  In the clip below, the speaker first defended her "dignified" premeditated tearing up of her copy of the SOTU address by complaining about the president's guests.  [Video clip] [...] Pelosi SOTU stunt and her nonsensical Thursday rant come amid reports that the Democrat Party's favorability rating has cratered to a new low, whereas the Republican Party's favorability rating has skyrocketed to a new high.  The public's trust in the establishment media is also at a record low.

Rep. Gaetz to File Ethics Charges Against Pelosi: 'She Destroyed Official Records'.  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) announced Wednesday night that he is filing charges in the House Ethics Committee against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after she ripped up a copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address Tuesday night.  During an interview with Fox news host Laura Ingraham, Gaetz argued that Pelosi has "impulse control problems" and should be held accountable.  "She disgraced the House of Representatives, she embarrassed our country, and she destroyed official records," Gaetz told Ingraham.  "The law does not allow the speaker of the House to destroy the records of the House, and the rules of the House do not permit some little temper tantrum just because you don't like what the president of the United States says."  Gaetz added that Republicans are sick of the media "double standard" that is applied only to Republicans.

GOP introduces resolution to condemn Pelosi for ripping up Trump's State of the Union speech.  Just hours after their colleagues in the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on the two articles of impeachment brought against him, Republican lawmakers in the House introduced a resolution to condemn House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for ripping up a copy of Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night.  The privileged resolution, which was introduced Wednesday by Texas Republican Rep. Kay Granger, blasted Pelosi's public shredding of the text of the address as "a breach of decorum" and said it brought "discredit on the House."  After sparring with Republicans on the floor, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said he will move to table, or set aside the resolution, but since the measure is privileged the House must consider the resolution between now and Friday.

Nancy Pelosi's State of the Union stunt may have broken the law, Rep. Matt Gaetz says.  Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz filed an ethics complaint against Nancy Pelosi that said the House speaker possibly violated numerous House rules — and maybe even broke the law — by tearing up a copy of President Trump's State of the Union speech.  The Florida legislator sent a letter to the House Committee on Ethics requesting that it open an investigation and shared the missive on Twitter.  Gaetz wrote that "Speaker Pelosi's gesture was deeply offensive and appears to violate clauses 1 and 2 of House Rule XXIII," which dictate the House's official code of conduct.  "Her behaviour does not 'reflect creditably on the House,' nor does it follow 'the spirit and the letter of the Rules of the House.'"

Jonathan Turley to Nancy the Ripper:  Apologize or resign.  The State of the Union address delivered by President Trump Tuesday night was like no other I've seen.  Most of all, the messages it delivered were effective.  The Democrats in attendance resorted to behavior indicating they now realize the future may not be so bright for them on Election Night 2020.  Speaker Pelosi led them over the cliff. [...] Woven into the speech were several moments that will be remembered long after any sentences that the president read to the nation — not the least of which is the final moment when the Speaker of the House rose from her seat directly behind President Trump and began ripping up her copy of the multi-page document.  That wasn't any old copy of a speech, that was an official document that Trump handed to her before delivering the speech.

Nancy Pelosi planned out her toddler-like rip stunt all along.  After losing her House's bid to remove President Trump from office after the Senate vote, and facing next the miserable fallout for her party, Nancy Pelosi wanted to do something mean for the cameras, to Get Trump.  In response to the president's State of the Union speech that was reaching its final applause, it wasn't enough to leave the premises.  With the cameras still on, she ceremonially ripped the papers of the speech behind him, in order to draw applause lines from leftists.

Nancy Pelosi 'pre-ripped' pages of Trump's SOTU speech, video shows.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently made tiny tears into her copy of President Trump's State of the Union address — so that her speech-ripping moment could go off without a hitch.  As Trump introduced cancer-stricken radio host Rush Limbaugh — who received the Medal of Freedom during the speech — Pelosi could be seen grabbing the pages off the table.  Video shows her making what seemed to be a tearing motion and then placing the pages back on the table.  Photos of the sheets of paper show them face down on the table with small slits on the side, near where Pelosi would eventually rip them into pieces.

Pelosi 'ripped our hearts out' tearing up that speech says brother of man killed by illegal alien.  Of all the theatrics and political gamesmanship House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., displayed Tuesday night at the State of the Union, and the dishonor she brought upon the institution of government with her antics, the worst thing she did was to bring even more pain to the family of a man killed by an illegal immigrant.  Jody Jones was a State of the Union guest of President Donald Trump, representing his grieving family after his brother, Rocky Jones, was shot and killed in California in 2018 by an illegal alien with a long criminal history and previous deportation orders.  And Jones wasn't appreciative of Pelosi's actions, as the speaker was seen fidgeting, pursing her lips and making faces.  Like a petulant child, she ripped in half a copy of the SOTU speech given to her by the president at the end — a move Jones likened to ripping the hearts out of the chests of every guest in attendance.

Pelosi: 'I don't know if the president understands about prayer or people who pray'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted President Trump's comments at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning in which he took a swipe at the Speaker's previous comments that she prayed for the president. [...] "I don't like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong.  Nor do I like people who say 'I pray for you' when they know that's not so," Trump said at the event.

Pelosi rips McConnell as 'rogue leader' after Trump acquittal.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denounced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as a "rogue leader" after the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on Wednesday.  The Speaker accused Trump and Senate Republicans of having "normalized lawlessness and rejected the system of checks and balances."  "Our Founders put safeguards in the Constitution to protect against a rogue president," Pelosi said in a statement after the final impeachment votes in the Senate.  "They never imagined that they would at the same time have a rogue leader in the Senate who would cowardly abandon his duty to uphold the Constitution."

Pelosi's burns:  From SOTU tear to title snub, speaker throws shade at Trump throughout address.  When asked why she tore up Trump's speech by a reporter, Pelosi shot back, "Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives."  The speaker then released a statement slamming Trump's speech for alleged falsehoods.  "The manifesto of mistruths presented in page after page of the address tonight should be a call to action for everyone who expects truth from the President and policies worthy of his office and the American people," she said in a tweet linking to a larger statement.  Trump hit back at Pelosi's actions Tuesday, retweeting a post from the White House that noted some of the president's high-profile guests, including a Tuskegee Airman and a child who survived being born at 21 weeks, were in the contents of the speech Pelosi tore.  The moment marked a stunning departure from decorum, at an event where even partisan enemies typically put on a show of tolerance toward each other.

Nancy Pelosi's Midnight Ride.  Mrs. Pelosi herself is a tribune of what President Reagan's envoy to the United Nations, Jeane Kirkpatrick, called the "San Francisco Democrats."  In our view, this is why, despite all the constitutional points on which the Democrats prosecuted the President, the whole thing failed to compute.  It's why they failed in the House to gain a single Republican vote for impeachment and why they lost on an almost straight party line in the Senate.

Mike Pence:  Nancy Pelosi hit a 'new low' by ripping up Trump's SOTU speech.  Speaking on "Fox & Friends" the morning after President Trump delivered the State of the Union address, Pence, who was standing next to Pelosi during the president's speech, added, "I wasn't sure if she was ripping up the speech or ripping up the Constitution."  Pence, who said he did not actually see Pelosi rip up the speech, but found out a few moments later, noted that "The contrast here was a president who spent an hour-and-a-half making the speech about America and Nancy Pelosi in the final moments tried to make it about her."  "I think the American people see through it.  They see through the pettiness, they see through the politics of all of it," Pence continued.

White House slams Pelosi for tearing up State of the Union address.  Nancy Pelosi bragged to cheering Democrats Wednesday morning about her ripping up Donald Trump's State of the Union address while the White House blasted the speaker for the move.  Pelosi got a rock star welcome from her Democratic Party when she met with them in the Capitol Wednesday morning.  Lawmakers greeted her with thunderous applause and gave her a standing ovation when she explained why she ripped up the pages of text.  'He shredded the truth so I shredded his speech,' she said, according to reports.

Santilli: Nancy Pelosi Should Be Censured For Misconduct At President Trumps' SOTU Address.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up President Trump's SOTU speech Tuesday night after he was finished speaking.  Pelosi was asked by reporters why she ripped up the speech.  "It was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives," Pelosi said.  The White House promptly issued a blistering response to Pelosi's temper tantrum.

Pelosi Was Mandated to Preserve Trump's Signed Copy of His SOTU Speech — She Tore It Up Instead.  President Trump delivered a historic State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.  Upon entering the House chamber President Trump handed Speaker Pelosi a signed copy of his State of the Union speech as is required.  According to Carl Hibgie — US law requires that Pelosi preserve any official government document: [...] Nancy Pelosi chose to very publicly destroy the document instead.

SOTU Guest Jody Jones:  Pelosi 'Ripped Our Hearts Out' by Ripping Trump Speech.  Tuesday, Jody Jones was in attendance for President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address in honor of his brother, Rocky Jones, who was killed in California by a criminal illegal immigrant under the state's sanctuary policy.  Immediately following Trump's speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was seen on camera ripping up Trump's State of the Union speech, to which Jones shared his reaction to in a Wednesday appearance on "Fox & Friends."  Jones said seeing Pelosi rip the speech up was "probably the most disrespectful thing" he has ever seen in his life, adding it "ripped" his family's hearts out.

'Democrats Sit and Pout over the Thriving State of Our Union'.  At Tuesday night's State of the Union, President Trump stood triumphant on his record, Democrats sat and glowered with impotent rage, and the contrast was breathtaking.  In Iowa, the Democratic Party cannot not even competently count 172,000 votes, and the ones that have been counted point to a win by Boy Mayor and Jurassic Marxist.  On the dais in the U.S. Capitol, "Master Strategist" Nancy Pelosi, sat behind the president making childish faces during his State of the Union address, and then closed out the night by physically ripping up her copy of the speech, an act so childish there are no words.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tears Up President Trump Speech Transcript Following State of The Union.  In a clear sign of desperation; as President Trump approval numbers jump significantly while the impeachment effort fails; and seeming to accept that Democrat 2020 ambitions are evaporating in front of her eyes; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tears up the printed copy of President Trump's State of the Union remarks at the conclusion of the speech.  [Video clip]  Quite a remarkable display of pettiness and partisan hate.

Trump Delivers Triumphant State Of The Union While Pelosi Seethes.  The 2020 State of the Union dripped optimism, and still, the majority of Democrat members of Congress sat stone-faced, refusing to acknowledge the achievements of the past three years.  Surely, everyone could celebrate achievement.  Unfortunately, it is clear for Pelosi and her party colleagues that achievement means nothing if it is credited to the president of the other party.  It is one thing to have differences of opinion about which policies might best serve the nation, but it is quite another to pour scorn upon good policy for no other reason than a dislike for the president who championed those policies.  The enduring image of President Trump's 2020 State of the Union address will be that of the House Speaker tearing up her copy of the president's speech.  The action epitomized the absolute refusal, on the part of the opposition party, to cooperate in any efforts to move the country forward.

SOTU: The unspeakable ungraciousness of the Democrats in Congress.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yet again embarrassed herself.  This is a woman without an iota of grace or class.  She has been determined to see President Trump unseated since the day he won the election.  She is the wicked witch of the House; all-powerful but losing her grip on her caucus and her sanity; she is melting.  She sat grim-faced, working her mouth in odd ways as always, trying to distract from the content of the speech by shuffling papers to make the point that she was not listening.  She was purposefully rude.  Her behavior should be mortifying to her colleagues but they all behaved in like manner. [...] When the president's speech was over, Pelosi furiously ripped up her copy of it on camera.  Is there a better, more telling act of her anger and disrespect for the office of the presidency?  She is a harridan, a blight upon her city, her party and the country.

Nancy Pelosi throws a public temper tantrum and other Democrat misbehavior.  Two different events played out on the floor of the House on Tuesday night.  The first was President Trump's powerful, moving, uplifting, and optimistic State of the Union speech.  The second was the immature, arrogant, intemperate, and really disgusting temper tantrum in which Democrats indulged.  The most obvious sign of a complete mental breakdown on the left was Nancy Pelosi's conduct during the speech.  Her petulant behavior could not be missed because she was seated behind the president, to his left.  Whenever the camera was on Trump, it was on Pelosi too.  Pelosi's hissy fit first showed itself when Pelosi refused to give Trump the traditional formal introduction. [...] Things went downhill from there.

White House lambastes Pelosi for ripping speech.  No sooner did Trump finish his address Tuesday night than [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi tore it in two, right on the dais behind him.  The president had appeared to snub the House speaker before his speech when she extended her hand to him, and he turned back around without acknowledging it.  Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Trump's reelection team, responded:  "She might as well rip up any plans for attracting independent voters.  Pelosi and the Democrats sat on their hands through all of the good news for Americans in that speech.  It's a sad place to be when good news for America is bad news for Democrats."

Pelosi Violates Protocol By Refusing To Announce Trump Properly at SOTU; Rips Up Speech.  On Tuesday, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) broke tradition when she refused to announce President Donald Trump properly before the State of the Union address. [...] As noted by The Daily Wire on Tuesday, the SOTU address was boycotted by eight House Democrats.

Nancy Pelosi can rip up Trump's State of the Union address, but she can't change his accomplishments.  As President Trump concluded his State of the Union address and the cameras began to shift to the congressional audience, a shot of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripping up the physical copy of Trump's speech drew attention.  This moment, though brief, showed how tensions between the president and the Democratic Party are at an all-time high.  Trump spent the early minutes of his address praising his own administration's accomplishments, both economic and cultural, and sharply contrasting them with the failures of the Obama administration.  He didn't mention impeachment, acting almost as if it didn't exist — or like it just didn't matter.  Pelosi would have had a hard time with her base had she failed to contradict Trump somehow.  And so, in order to show how she rejected what he had said, she tore up the speech.  She knew she'd been beat.  Impeachment failed.  The Democratic Party is eating itself over Iowa's caucus divisions.  Trump's approval is at an all-time high.

Pelosi rips up Trump speech at conclusion of State of the Union.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday ripped up her copy of President Trump's prepared remarks at the conclusion of his State of the Union address.  As Trump finished speaking and most lawmakers stood to applaud, Pelosi stood, took the printed copy of Trump's speech and tore it in half.  She placed the shredded copy in a stack on the dais as Trump made his way to greet members of Congress.

Trump Won't Shake Nancy Pelosi's Hand at State of the Union.  President Donald Trump snubbed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) attempt to shake hands before delivering Tuesday evening's State of the Union address.  The moment occurred after President Trump walked onto the dais and handed a binder with his speech to Vice President Mike Pence and Pelosi.  Upon receiving the binder, the speaker extended her arm to shake the president's hand, but he turned away to face attendees instead.

Pelosi's Eyes Pop and Jaw Drops When She Realizes Trump Calling Out California's Sanctuary Laws for Illegal Aliens.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) could not hide her shock when she looked down at her copy of President Trump's State of the Union address and realized he was about to call out her home state of California for its sanctuary laws protecting illegal aliens.  Her eyes popped and her jaw dropped:  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi Snubs President Trump with Shortened SOTU Introduction.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) snubbed President Trump at the start of the State of the Union (SOTU) address by giving him a shortened introduction, reflecting a cold sentiment she carried all the way to the conclusion of the speech, which she promptly ripped up.

State of the Union address:  Pelosi guest, a father of Parkland shooting victim, booted.  A protester and father of a Parkland shooting victim was booted from President Trump's State of the Union address after shouting from the gallery about gun control.  The man, Fred Guttenberg, made the brief interruption after Trump vowed to "always protect your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms."  He was there as a guest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who turned to the gallery with a stern look after the disruption and muttered something under her breath.

Nancy Pelosi Discreetly Gives a Warning to Democrats About Supporting Bernie Sanders.  Now that the impeachment drama is mostly behind them the nation's leading Democrats have to start focusing on the election in just 9 months.  As the top elected Democrat in the nation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not only like to keep but add to her coalition in the House of Representatives but maybe get lucky and get her political bunkmate Chuck Schumer the Senate Majority Leader's gig.  So she is giving a warning about supporting out loud the pie-in-the-sky ideas of candidates like Bernie Sanders.

Pelosi Questions Why The President's Lawyers Are Not Disbarred.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Cal.) made an extraordinary statement yesterday that suggests that lawyers representing President Donald Trump should be disbarred:  "I don't know how they can retain their lawyer status, in the comments that they're making."  Just as I have been highly critical of President Donald Trump's attacks on Adam Schiff and others, this is a truly outrageous suggestion.  These lawyers are performing a key function in our constitutional system in not just representing an accused person but fulfilling a vital role in an impeachment trial.  Because Pelosi disagrees with their legal arguments, she insinuates that they should not be licensed attorneys.  It is precisely the type of ad hominem attack that Democrats criticize with the President.  Pelosi added that Trump "will not be acquitted" even if he is acquitted — entirely decoupling the Democratic position from either constitutional or ethical norms.

Impeachment Proves Nancy Pelosi Is an Idiot.  [Scroll down]  But even with my low opinion of her, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined she would botch this impeachment as badly as she did. [...] In the House, Pelosi has total control over the process.  She runs the House of Representatives, and as Speaker, she has even more power than the Senate Majority Leader.  Why rush things?  Why the hurry to give up a process you have total control over? [...] Out of one side of this ditzy dame's mouth, we were told impeachment must be rushed in order to save the country.  Then, in the same breath, she holds up impeachment a full month.

The Democrats May Have Lost, but They're Still Smarter than You.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi, clearly vexed by the dud of her party's impeachment effort, took the podium at her news conference and squealed, "He will not be acquitted.  You cannot be acquitted if you don't have a trial.  You don't have a trial if you don't have witnesses and documentation and all of that.  Does the president know right from wrong?  I don't think so."  "I don't know how [the Trump lawyers] can retain their lawyer status, in the comments that they're making," Pelosi told reporters, according to The Hill.  "I don't think they made the case.  I think they disgraced themselves terribly in terms of their violation of what our Constitution is about and what a president's behavior should be."

Nancy Pelosi Attacks Trump's Lawyers, Suggests They Should Be Disbarred.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi railed against President Donald Trump's legal team on Thursday [1/30/2020], asking "how they can retain their lawyer status." [...] Despite indications that acquittal is virtually certain at this point, Pelosi has also declared that any Senate vote to acquit the president would be invalid unless new witnesses were called to testify.  "He will not be acquitted.  You cannot be acquitted if you don't have a trial; and you don't have a trial if you don't have witnesses and documentation," she claimed.

Impeach Pelosi/Schiff/Nadler for Abuse of Power.  For three years, Democrats accused the president of having stolen the 2016 election.  Now, they maintain, he is trying to steal the 2020 election.  In reality, it was Hillary and members of the Obama administration (and probably Obama himself) who tried to steal the 2016 election and it is Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler who are trying to steal 2020.  Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler are using the power of their offices to erase the 2016 election, steal the 2020 Presidential Election, and damage Republican senators in purple states enough to flip the upper chamber to Democratic Party control.  Running on the issues against the successful Trump administration does not appeal to them.  Instead, they are using impeachment as the means to rig the election to get control of the presidency and the Senate.

Asleep at the Wheel.  Nancy Pelosi is a smart woman, or so we've been told.  Shrewd, calculating, and ruthless are words also used to describe the current Speaker of the House.  But for those of us paying attention, it's become apparent she's asleep at wheel.  Consumed by the impeachment scam, hoping to damage the Trump brand beyond all repair; since beating him at the ballot box in November will be a near to impossible task, Pelosi is either ignoring the chaos brewing in her own party or she simply doesn't care.

Pelosi's Watergate-era impeachment counsel — disbarred but happy to offer advice.  If you were wondering why Nancy Pelosi's impeachment strategy feels like political malpractice, we now can understand why: she's heeding advice from Watergate-era convicted criminal John Dean.  In a fawning cover story, a Pelosi aide revealed to Time magazine that the speaker credits former the Nixon White House counsel with the idea of delaying transmission of the impeachment articles to the Senate.  Typically, attorney advice is offered behind closed doors, but Pelosi jumped on this after she heard Dean discussing the idea during an appearance on CNN.  Dean's a strange choice.  His life has been built on lies and misinformation, yet he's always a welcome guest to mainstream media outlets in need of someone to shout "Worse than Watergate" about any Republican scandal.

Pelosi's Brother-In-Law's Company Received $737,000,000 From Obama's Energy Department.  Even as government financed "green energy" pioneer Solyndra was failing, the Obama administration approved an additional $1 Billion in loans to similar green energy projects.  A whopping 737 million of that money went to the Crescent Dunes project situated in Tonopah, Nevada, to finance a 110-megawatt desert solar power plant.  Stay with me.  Nancy Pelosi's brother-in-law' company was a primary beneficiary of that money landing a $737 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy for Crescent Dunes.  Funny that as Democrats scream that Saudi's renting out an entire floor of a Trump hotel is an untenable emolument.

McConnell's brilliant statement on Nancy's "golden pens on silver platters".  The signing of the Articles of Impeachment took place on a table with a political slogan on it, Mitch McConnell noted today on the floor of the Senate.  The Senate Majority Leader said that Speaker Pelosi gave out souvenirs, "golden pens on silver platters," as he painted a picture of a garish atmosphere.  The Speaker claimed for weeks that impeachment was a most serious and somber affair.  She was very prayerful, according to her.  McConnell called her on her hypocrisy.  "Nothing says seriousness and sobriety like handing out souvenirs," McConnell said of the partisan process.

CNN: Why Oh Why Was Pelosi Handing Out Souvenir Impeachment Pens With A Grin?  "Nothing says seriousness and sobriety," Mitch McConnell quipped, "like handing out souvenirs as though this were a happy bill signing instead of the gravest process in our Constitution."  In this case, however, the Senate Majority Leader wasn't alone in pointing out the celebratory nature of Nancy Pelosi's supposed "solemn" moment.  Fox News captures the moments where the House Speaker makes sure all her colleagues get their Officially Licensed Impeachment Engrossment Pens, smiling for the cameras the whole time:  [Video clip]

Now that Pelosi has impeached Trump, she will become his stooge.  The more Nancy Pelosi tries to get people to take her seriously, the more ridiculous she is.  During the impeachment vote, it was, "Everyone will take us seriously if we all just wear black."  For an entire month after that, it was, "Everyone will take us seriously if we withhold the articles of impeachment from the Senate."  This week, it was, "Everyone will take us seriously if we have a solemn procession across the floor of the Capitol."  No?  Not that?  How about fancy ceremonial pens?  Would that make anyone take them seriously?  Any takers?  Nancy stopped just short of ordering commemorative plates from the Franklin Mint to see if that might convince America we're in a Very Serious Crisis.  Pelosi lost this fight before it even started because there was never any chance Trump would be removed from office by the Senate.  That became clear way back in October.

Trump impeachment will bring Pelosi and House Democrats condemnation by history.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., seemed giddy Wednesday as she announced the impeachment managers who would go to the Senate and attempt to prosecute a case against President Trump.  "He's been impeached forever," Pelosi said.  "They can never erase that."  However, Pelosi has it exactly backward.  The Senate is going to refuse to convict President Trump.  He will be exonerated, and she and the Democrats will be condemned by history.

Pelosi's And Putin's Remarkably Similar Abuses Of Power.  Jan. 15, 2020, a date which will live in infamy on two continents.  How oddly coincidental that the world witnessed massive abuses of constitutional power in both the United States and Russia on the same day.  In Moscow, Russian ruler Vladimir Putin suddenly unveiled changes to the Russian constitution that will for all practical purposes render his unrestrained rule permanent. [...] Like Putin, Pelosi has timed her move for purposes of aggrandizing power, waiting until mid-January to let the Senate begin its trial — after insisting last year that the impeachment inquiry and subsequent House floor vote had to be hurried to take place before Christmas.

Fake vs. real history.  Wednesday's [1/15/2020] impeachment display was truly one for the fake history books.  Defying the narrative of a somber undertaking, cheery pink suit and all, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi barely suppressed, along with her colleagues, a demeanor of self-satisfaction and sheer delight worthy of the Academy Award.  Of course, instead of the Oscar, there was the "Nancy," a gold pen emblazoned with her name, given to the greatest political performers who act as if they have the best interests of the United States at heart.  Her remarks compared the false, underhanded impeachment proceedings to notable and historic events of our nation's past.  Her zany ramblings belied the fact that this impeachment is not a result of an actual crime, but is in truth a nasty bipartisan assault on a political rival and our constitution.  Pelosi and the left push their fake history and equate their dirty dealings with heavy weighted historical occurrences of days gone by.

Pelosi hands out souvenir pens, Dems slammed for gloating as House delivers Trump impeachment articles.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew criticism Wednesday for handing out commemorative pens — with her name on them — after signing a resolution to transmit two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for trial.  To critics, the tone of the event seemed celebratory — a far cry from December, when Pelosi wore black and insisted on the House floor it was a "solemn" day before the Democrat-controlled body voted to impeach the president on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress allegations.  Later, she even cut short two rounds of cheers from Democrats when the articles were adopted.

Nancy Pelosi's Impeachment Pens Look Like Bullets.  Not only did Nancy Pelosi have commemorative (totally sober) impeachment pens made and carried in on silver trays for her to sign (one interminably long letter at a time while smiling like prom queen), but the pens look like a high-caliber rifle bullets.  Think that was accidental?

Jonathan Turley: Pelosi 'played into' McConnell's hands, 'destroyed' her own case for impeachment.  Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley laid out a sweeping indictment of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arguing that her impeachment strategy backfired and gave Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the upper hand.  "The delay now seems largely driven by a desire to preserve the image of Pelosi as a master strategist despite a blunder of the first order," Turley wrote in a column titled, "Pelosi's Blunder:  How the House Destroyed its Own Case for Impeachment."

Nancy Pelosi Uses More than a Dozen Commemorative Pens to Sign 'Sad' Articles of Impeachment.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared herself "sad" as she used more than a dozen commemorative pens to sign the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening [1/15/2020].  The occasion was "so sad, so tragic for our country," Pelosi told reporters, noting the "difficult time in our country's history."  She then approached a table that had been prepared with the documents, and two dishes full of pens for her to use — about half a dozen pens in each.

The Granny Wine Box Traveling Impeachment Circus Heads to the Senate.  [Scroll down]  The president didn't cross a line.  In fact, the Democrats couldn't even impeach him on all the things they'd been promising to make stick for months.  Rather, Pelosi was pushed over a line she never wanted to cross, forced primarily by the unruly young 'uns in her party who she couldn't control.  She may be flailing at the moment, but Pelosi used to be one of the shrewdest politicians in American history.  She knew that once the Democrats committed to going down the road to impeachment their odds of arriving at President Trump's re-election greatly increased.

Pelosi's Blunder:  How The House Destroyed Its Own Case For Impeachment.  [Scroll down]  The fact is that Pelosi played into the hands of McConnell by first rushing this impeachment forward with an incomplete record and now giving him the excuse to summarily change the rules, or even to dismiss the articles.  Waiting for the House to submit a list of managers was always a courtesy extended by Senate rules and not a requirement of the Constitution.  By inappropriately withholding the articles of impeachment and breaking with tradition, Pelosi simply gave McConnell ample reason to exercise the "nuclear option" and change the rules on both majority voting as well as the rule for the start of trials.  That is a high price to pay for vanity.

The Pelosi Legacy: A Barking Dog with No Teeth.  Dogs don't bark because they're brave, they bark because they're scared.  The same can be said for the current House Speaker.  Afraid of a revolt among the even more left wing of her party, afraid of a president her party looks increasingly unlikely to defeat in November, afraid of domestic and international American success via an approach that does not comport with her more liberal views and achieved without her consent, Speaker Pelosi has entered the twilight of her political career barking at all she fears.  Enacting symbolic measures, absent any import, launching an impeachment, replete with hyperbole and hyper-gesticulation, yet devoid of any impeachable offense.  In doing so she has both exposed and cemented her legacy, that of a barking dog with no teeth.

Nancy Pelosi called 'petty and un-American' for upstaging Trump's historic China trade deal.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is under fire for a "deliberate" attempt to "upstage" President Trump as he signed "Phase One" of a long-awaited trade deal with China.  Pelosi chose to announce the impeachment managers for Trump's upcoming Senate trial at a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, just before the president signed the "historic" US-China trade deal at a ceremony with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.

Nancy Pelosi Is Doing Putin's Bidding.  Imagine for a moment what would happen if top Republicans started alleging that Chuck Schumer was working at the behest of a foreign power — that he was a tool of Communist China.  Would any Republican be able to appear on-air without being asked about such allegations?  They would have to confront them, and be asked whether they supported or disassociated themselves from the obviously controversial remarks.  But when Nancy Pelosi appeared on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday — being interviewed by former Democratic PR expert George Stephanopoulus, who is somehow only the second most biased Sunday host, unable to scale the heights of utter hackery achieved by NBC's Chuck Todd — there wasn't a single followup question asked of her about the bombshell allegations she advanced concerning Mitch McConnell. [...] Alleging that your political opponents, one of the two major parties in America, including the Minority Leader of the House, the Majority Leader of the Senate, and the President of the United States are wholly owned assets of a foreign power is the height of irresponsibility.

The Cult Of Pelosi Is A Deadly Thing For Democrats' Future.  There are many cults in Washington, D.C. [...] But today, the city has another faith working reporters into a fervor, and her name is Nancy Pelosi.  Reporters have called her "basically invincible," a "political grandmaster," an "icon of female power," a "rockstar" and, time and time again, "a fashion icon."  Reporters have venerated "her clothes, her hand gestures, her facial expression" and placed a halo 'round her head.  Activists projected her image on San Francisco's city hall and a D.C. restaurant dedicated a Christmas tree in her honor.  "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing to President Donald Trump what no one else has in the nearly three years since he took office:  She's making him squirm."  Business Insider pronounced two days after Christmas.  "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has managed to accomplish what no one else has even tried in the past three years:  sticking it right back to Trump," RawStory echoed the same day in an article that includes "squirm" in its headline.

The Pelosi Stillborn Impeachment.  As Nancy Pelosi lost her standoff with Mitch McConnell, bowing to the collapse of support even within her own Democrat caucus, she finally bit the bullet and conceded that she would have to submit her impeachment articles without having won a single face-saving concession from her Senate opponents after a fortnight of dangling the articles in her hallucination that she was dangling candy before a child or water before a soul desperately thirsting for it in the desert.  No one really gave a hoot.  Yes, we commentators commented.  Cable television consumed hours daily debating it.  But it did not matter a whit. [...] It had no life.  The Constitution explicitly states that the only grounds for impeachment are bribery, treason, high crimes, or misdemeanors in the way the term was understood in 18th-century England.  Even if the president had abused power, well — all presidents abuse power.  That is what executives do.

McConnell Excoriates Pelosi Days Before Impeachment Trial Begins.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) excoriated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from the senate floor asserting that she finally ended her "one-woman blockade."  "This strange gambit has achieved absolutely nothing," McConnell said of Pelosi's threats and delay tactics.  The Senate "was never going to allow the Speaker to dictate" how to handle a trial.  "The Senate will not be sucked into this precedent-breaking path," McConnell said touting the separation of powers between the two chambers of congress.  [Video clip]

Pelosi falsely claims court fight for Ukraine impeachment witnesses.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats are fighting to force impeachment witnesses who defied congressional subpoenas related to Ukraine to testify, but so far, no court cases against the four key figures exist.  Pelosi made the misleading claim in an ABC interview Sunday [1/13/2020] in response to comments about Republican critics saying House Democrats could've done more to exhaust their alternatives when Trump officials refused to show up to testify at the behest of the president, [...] "That isn't even true," Pelosi said.  "We are in court on the witnesses.  It could take a very long time."  But no Ukraine controversy figures, including none of the four impeachment trial witnesses requested by Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer [...] have been brought to court by Democrats to enforce the subpoenas they ignored, and Bolton was never subpoenaed at all.

Pelosi unhinged.  In the tweet below Dan Bongino concisely disposes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unhinged take on the ongoing impeachment saga (embedded video).  Those of us who avoid the Sunday morning gabfests missed this revealing glimpse into the mind of the Dems' strategic genius and legislative mastermind.  The video clip below puts me in mind of a variation of George Wallaces's infamous vow of "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."  In Pelosi's case, it would be "impeachment now, impeachment tomorrow, impeachment forever."

Pelosi: No Matter What Happens in the Senate, Trump Will Be 'Impeached Forever'.  No matter what the U.S. Senate does, President Donald Trump will be "impeached forever," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told ABC's This Week.  "Let's be optimistic about the future, a future that will not have Donald Trump in the White House one way or another," Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.  "Ten months we will have an election if we don't have him removed sooner.  But, again, he'll be impeached forever."

Pelosi Accuses McConnell of Being an Accomplice' to Russian Election Interference.  On Sunday's [1/12/2020] broadcast of ABC's "This Week," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of being an "accomplice" to alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections.

What Was It For?  It is easy to underestimate speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, because she speaks an obscure dialect of High Gibberish and frequently seems to be confused in public — not that any of that is stopping Joe Biden from leading the Democratic primary field.  Pelosi is clever enough, but lacks the courage that in politics comes from genuine conviction, which she also lacks, and that makes her easy to bully.  The zany-left caucus in the House — the left-of-San Francisco caucus — pushed Pelosi to ignore her own better judgment in order to give the Democrats one of those "moral victories" they keep proclaiming as Republicans claim electoral ones.  Which is to say, impeachment will be this year's Beto O'Rourke vs.  Ted Cruz.

Pelosi Is Realizing Impeachment Was a Mistake.  America is the midst of an imaginary impeachment standoff between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  "Both have drawn firm lines in the sand.  Someone's got to give," one reporter recently declared.  There is, of course, nothing to "give."  Pelosi has no standing to dictate the terms of a Senate trial; no constitutional right or political leverage.  Why she has put herself in a position that will ultimately end, one way or another, with her surrendering to McConnell is perplexing.  A new piece in Time magazine does shed some light on the thought process behind Pelosi's decision to refuse to hand over articles of impeachment to a Senate whose majority doesn't want them.

Is Pelosi Timing the Impeachment Articles' Release so as to Damage Bernie?  The conventional wisdom regarding Nancy Pelosi's holding of the impeachment articles is that, as someone put it, she'd pulled the pin on the grenade and then didn't know what to do.  Yet even if she has bumbled into her current predicament, which seems likely, is there now some method to her madness?  Has she found a way to turn lemons into at least a thimble of lemonade by using the situation to damage the presidential candidate she doesn't want to see capture the Democratic nomination — burgeoning Bernie Sanders — and help the establishment choice, Joe Biden?

Here's Just How Dumb Nancy Pelosi's Gambit of Roadblocking Impeachment Was.  Sometimes real life mirrors parody, and in the case of Nancy Pelosi's gambit of refusing to hand over the articles of impeachment she pushed to pass, it certainly does.  In fact, while many of us had been under the impression that Pelosi had gotten the idea from Lawrence Tribe, a deranged Twitter Harvard professor who spouted off about not giving the articles to the Senate early on, where she really got the idea from is even more laughable.  Apparently, Pelosi decided to blow up her own charade after watching a felon on CNN.

Why did Pelosi hold up the impeachment articles?  Nancy Pelosi finally gave up her futile attempt to use the threat of not sending impeachment articles to the Senate as a means of forcing Mitch McConnell to give her a say in how the Senate will conduct the trial.  Since McConnell isn't exactly dying to hold a trial of President Trump, Pelosi's gambit wasn't just empty, it was ridiculous.  She comes off looking silly.  Why did Pelosi make such a dumb play?  I suspect she deluded herself into thinking it might work because, being obsessively power hungry, she failed to distinguish between her actual power and the power she covets.  Pelosi has never been popularly elected to any office more significant than representative of a congressional district entirely within the friendly (for her) confines of San Francisco.  Nor has she ever served in the U.S. executive branch.  Yet, as I argued here, she behaves as if she's the shadow Secretary of State.

Nancy Pelosi gives bizarre, inappropriate press conference after plane crash.  In Washington, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — third in line to the presidency — strode to the podium to address reporters on these issues of death, war and terror amid her effort to remove President Trump from office. [...] "Today's a happy day for us," she said in a grating halt to the solemnity of the moment.  Almost in sing-song, she explained, "We are going to celebrate the wedding of Barbara Lee!"  It was jarring.  Barbara Lee is one of her House lieutenants, but what her wedding had to do with any of the serious and pressing global matters at hand today was anybody's guess.  Mrs. Pelosi stammered and stared around, apparently confused about when the wedding was, where the celebration would be or why any of it was relevant in this grave moment.  She felt the urge to explain.  "I convey that to you because it is a source of joy to us, as she is a source of joy."  Silence was the only response from those gathered in the room with pen and pad looking on. [...] This is a woman who should be carted off to the insane asylum, and not be leading Congress.

Trump calls on all Republicans to oppose 'Crazy Nancy Pelosi's' War Powers Resolution.  President Trump called on fellow Republicans to oppose a resolution meant to place restrictions on his ability to take military action without congressional approval, as the House prepares to vote on the measure late Thursday [1/9/2020].  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the planned vote in a one-page statement that said last week's U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was "provocative and disproportionate," despite Trump administration claims to the contrary.  Many Democrats were also incensed that the administration did not notify Congress in advance.

Nancy Pelosi's pointless war-powers ploy.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi just pushed through a bill aiming to limit President Trump's ability to hit Iran, even though the crisis is over.  Why?  Thursday's [1/9/2020] House passage of her war-powers resolution is almost certainly pure symbolism:  Nothing like this is going to pass the Senate, and even if it did its constitutional status would be dubious.  And events, including the president's actions, have shown that the fears that inspired the bill are unfounded.

Washington Post:  A Republican altered a photo of Nancy Pelosi!.  [Scroll down]  I guess the Post reporter wasn't aware of all these altered images on Pelosi's own account when she wrote a story about a GOP Rep. altering a photo of Pelosi.  In fact, Pelosi has a much higher profile and nearly twice as many followers as Stefanik on Twitter, so why didn't the Post notice?

Pelosi Will Either Cave or get Rolled by McConnell — the Choice is Hers.  Hardball politics in the nation's capital — or anywhere else, for that matter — is all about leverage, and when you have none, you are destined to lose.  Pelosi is destined to lose in her idiotic impeachment scam, and today she appeared to finally, if reluctantly, acknowledge her reality.

Pelosi on 'Urgent' Impeachment Articles: 'I'll Send Them Over' to Senate 'When I'm Ready'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), during her weekly press conference Thursday, said she is not holding back the two articles of impeachment approved against Donald Trump last month "indefinitely."  A reporter asked the Speaker," Are you holding the articles indefinitely?"  "No.  I'm not holding them indefinitely.  I'll send them over when I'm ready.  That will probably be soon," she replied.

Pelosi's Urgency of Impeachment at a Snail Pace.  Nancy Pelosi's delay in sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate undermines the implied urgency of the issue.  Senate Democrats are getting impatient with the delay.  Like most Americans, they want to get the process started.  Nancy isn't getting her way.  She wants a guarantee that witnesses will be called to testify in the Senate hearing.  Senate Republicans aren't preventing witnesses, but using the same guideline as the most recent impeachment trial of President Clinton.  The video of a discussion between Mitch McConnell's and Nancy Pelosi's former Chiefs of Staff highlights the process and party strategy behind her delay.

Rep. Bradley Byrne Moves to Censure Pelosi for Holding Up Impeachment.  Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will introduce a resolution on Thursday to censure House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for obstructing the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.  Byrne, who is vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate this year from his native Alabama, believes the speaker has broken congressional precedence by refusing to send the articles of impeachment to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Nancy Pelosi Likens Eliminating Soleimani to Assassinating the U.S. Vice President.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday defended her opposition to the elimination of Iran's top general and terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani by likening the action to a hypothetical assassination of the vice president of the United States.  The speaker expressed outrage upon the death of Soleimani, describing the Trump administration's actions as "provocative and disproportionate."

Also posted under Lies about terrorism.

Rep. Adam Smith of Bellevue backtracks after split with Nancy Pelosi on impeachment strategy.  U.S. Rep. Adam Smith caused a brief ruckus Thursday morning [1/9/2020] when he publicly broke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her delay in sending articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate.  But within hours, Smith, D-Bellevue, fell back in line, saying he "misspoke."  Smith's bad morning began with a CNN interview in which he said "it is time" to send the articles "and let Mitch McConnell be responsible for the fairness of the trial."  While he said it had been "perfectly advisable" for Pelosi to try to leverage a fair Senate trial that "would show evidence and bring out witnesses," he concluded "at this point, it doesn't look like that's going to happen."

Nancy Pelosi Dodged Mike Pence Phone Call Notifying Her of Iranian Missile Attack: 'Tell Him I'll Call Him Back'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to immediately take a phone call from Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday evening notifying her that Iran had launched missile attacks against at least two U.S. military bases in Iraq.  "Tell him I'll call him back," Pelosi said to an aide who handed her a note that the vice president was calling her during a meeting, opting to not immediately take the phone call as U.S. bases in Iraq were under attack and instead call the vice president back.

Liz Cheney calls Nancy Pelosi an embarrassment after Speaker spotted at party following missile attack.  U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi an "embarrassment" Tuesday evening [1/7/2020] after Pelosi reportedly attended a Washington restaurant opening following Iran's missile fire against U.S. troops in Iraq.  "Speaker Pelosi is an embarrassment and unfit for office," Cheney wrote as she retweeted a photo posted online purportedly showing the speaker at the restaurant in Washington's Navy Yard neighborhood.  "Closely monitoring the situation following bombings targeting U.S. troops in Iraq," Pelosi had tweeted earlier, before she was photographed at Danny Meyer's Maialino Mare restaurant.

The Dems' Impeachment Losing Streak Continues.  Has any political ploy failed as spectacularly as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over to the Senate.  Even Democrats are now telling her the jig is up.  Pelosi had hoped to use the delay as leverage to get the Senate to agree to the Democrats' demand for witnesses at the trial.  It was a foolhardy plan that, had the leadership not been in the grip of Trump Derangement Syndrome, it never would have attempted.

Borderline Treason:  Democrats continue to betray their country.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is readying her Democrat-controlled House of Representatives to vote this week on legislation to tie President Trump's hands in dealing with the blood-thirsty Iranian regime.  Speaker Pelosi is peeved that she and her Democrat congressional colleagues were not consulted first before President Trump ordered the killing of Iranian terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani late last week.  Too bad.  She should run for president if she wants to become the commander-in-chief.  In any case, she is a hypocrite.

Feinstein Fed Up with Pelosi Delay Tactics — Demands She Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate.  Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is demanding Nancy Pelosi deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate, but the Speaker is digging in her heels and won't let go.  Fox News reported that Pelosi told colleagues in a letter that she will not give the articles of impeachment to the Senate unless McConnell 'immediately publishes' his resolution and accused the Senate Majority Leader of making "misleading claims" about the Clinton impeachment to justify his strategy.

Napolitano: Some Democrats' patience is 'wearing thin' with Pelosi's impeachment delay.  Some Democrats are getting fed up with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi withholding articles of impeachment from the Senate, and want to "move on" to a trial, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday [1/9/2020]. [...] "I think patience is wearing thin even from some Democrats.  Sen. Dianne Feinstein comes to mind.  I think somebody is going to start saying to Mrs. Pelosi: 'Let's move on with this,'" he said.  "The longer it goes on, the less urgent it becomes.  So if it's serious and urgent, send them over.  If it isn't, don't send it over," Feinstein told Politico.  McConnell said Tuesday he has the votes to start an impeachment trial even without an agreement on potential witnesses — once the chamber receives the articles from the House.

Senate Democrats break with Pelosi, want articles of impeachment.  Senate Democrats are breaking with their party leaders over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to hold on to the articles of impeachment, saying it is time to get President Trump's trial rolling.  The grumbling in the ranks puts pressure on Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, who has stood by Mrs. Pelosi's decision to withhold charges against the president in an attempt to get Senate Republicans to guarantee witnesses will be called during the trial.  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used the crack in the ranks Wednesday [1/8/2020] to call on Mr. Schumer to break Mrs. Pelosi's impasse.

Dianne Feinstein tells Pelosi to end delay over articles of impeachment.  Since House Democrats approved two articles of impeachment three weeks ago, Pelosi, 79, coordinating with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, has been sitting on the documents in a bid to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to agree to more favorable terms for the trial.  But Senate Democrats are beginning to lose their patience with Pelosi's maneuver.  The intervention of Feinstein, 86, saying bluntly that the time had come for Pelosi to transmit the impeachment articles to the Senate makes it highly likely that her fellow Californian will do so.

Nancy Pelosi's Delusions of Grandeur.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly portrayed President Trump as an existential threat to the republic.  As she put it when announcing the House impeachment inquiry, "The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution."  She later justified her mad rush to hold an impeachment vote in December by claiming it was necessary "to defend democracy."  In reality, by presiding over the hyper-partisan passage of two inscrutable articles of impeachment and holding them hostage until the Senate allows her to dictate how it will conduct the president's trial, Pelosi has revealed that she is the genuine menace to our unique system of government.

Nancy Pelosi Dodged Mike Pence Phone Call Notifying Her of Iranian Missile Attack: 'Tell Him I'll Call Him Back'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to immediately take a phone call from Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday evening notifying her that Iran had launched missile attacks against at least two U.S. military bases in Iraq.  "Tell him I'll call him back," Pelosi said to an aide who handed her a note that the vice president was calling her during a meeting, opting to not immediately take the phone call as U.S. bases in Iraq were under attack and instead call the vice president back.

Pelosi's impeachment tactics are pursuit of power for its own sake.  When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) re-assumed her position of power, her daughter Alexandra affectionately said of her mother:  "She'll cut your head off and you won't even know you're bleeding."  That can literally happen in some third-world "democracies."  America's rule-of-law culture, however, requires that political assassinations be bloodless.  Media-driven criminal investigations and character assassinations are the weapons of choice.  Both have failed to take down President Trump.  However reluctantly, Pelosi has acquiesced to the third-world instincts of her socialist-trending party.  A master of tactics, but not strategy, Pelosi undoubtedly has been war-gaming different scenarios.

Graham gives Pelosi ultimatum, proposes Senate rule change to remove her from impeachment process.  Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., insists that if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not deliver articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate by the end of the week, the Senate should "take matters in our own hands."  Graham accused Pelosi of playing political games and trying to exert control over the Senate trial by keeping it from starting.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recognized Friday on the Senate floor the chamber's rules prevented him from doing anything until Pelosi does her part, but Graham proposed a solution that could remove what McConnell has called an "impasse" in the process.

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Pelosi Condemns Trump's 'Provocative and Disproportionate' Airstrike Killing Top Iranian Commander.  House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) condemned Thursday's U.S. airstrike killing top Iranian military leaders, calling it a dangerous, disproportionate response by President Donald Trump to this week's attacks on a U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.  The targeted airstrike killed powerful Iranian military commanders the Pentagon says were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members, and were plotting more attacks, [...]

Pelosi Stands Up For Brutal Terrorist, Scolds Trump For 'Disproportionate' Hit On Soleimani.  On Friday [1/3/2020], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took a stand for brutal terrorist and Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, scolding President Donald Trump for taking a "disproportionate" hit on the terrorist.  "American leaders' highest priority is to protect American lives and interests," the Democrat leader posted via social media hours after the Soleimani-kill was confirmed.  "But we cannot put the lives of American servicemembers, diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions."

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Nancy Pelosi appears to be engaged in a coup to overthrow the President.  Nancy Pelosi hates to see President Trump succeed.  If I were in President Trump's position, I wouldn't tell Nancy Pelosi anything.

Shadow Secretary of State Pelosi on the killing of Soleimani.  Nancy Pelosi fancies herself a foreign policy expert who not only must be consulted by the president's foreign policy team, but who can set or manipulate American foreign policy. [...] If the killing of Soleimani was "disproportionate," that's only because Iran's terrorist in chief is responsible for the death of hundreds of Americans.  Unfortunately, we can only kill Soleimani once.  Moreover, American intelligence indicated that Soleimani was planning new attacks that would have killed more Americans.  If so, then it wasn't "disproportionate" to kill him and his associates for that reason, as well.  I think the administration may be too optimistic about the extent to which taking out Soleimani will prevent future attacks.  Presumably, he had deputies who can step into his role effectively enough to cause serious trouble.  However, it's not disproportionate to kill a terrorist who is responsible for many American deaths and who is plotting many more.

Pelosi says Trump carried out strike on Iranian commander without authorization and she wants details.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is calling on the Trump administration to immediately brief lawmakers on the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq and what the White House plans to do next.  The strike in Iraq was directed by President Donald Trump and killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's secretive Quds Force, the Department of Defense announced Thursday night [1/2/2020].

Is Trump Impeachment Inquiry Nancy Pelosi's Retaliation For Being Left Fuming on the Tarmac?  "Queen Pelosi wasn't happy with the small USAFC-20B jet, Gulf Stream III that comes with the Speaker's job ... OH NO!  Queen Pelosi was aggravated that this little jet had to stop to refuel, so she ordered a Big Fat, 200-seat, USAF C-32, Boeing 757 jet that could get her back to California without stopping!  "Queen Nancy's Big Fat Jet costs us, the hard working American tax payers, literally thousands of gallons of fuel every week."  The best thing President Trump ever did in 2019 was on Jan. 17 when he grounded Pelosi's mid-Government Partial Shutdown planned flight to Afghanistan, Belgium and Egypt.

The Left Goes Over the Edge.  [Scroll down]  They hammered through the vote all the same, constantly accelerating, until...  Until Nancy Pelosi, unable to look failure in the face, refused to turn the articles over to the Senate on specious grounds — and did this at the beginning of the Christmas recess, when absolutely nothing could be done to alter the situation.  So for three weeks, there she is, hanging like Wile E. Coyote waiting for gravity to take hold.  She is now in the worst position a politician can envision: a situation in which all possible alternatives mean even more public humiliation for herself and her party.  She can either maintain her insistence on being the Red Queen of American politics, or submit to the Senate and see her impeachment articles tossed aside.  And it's all her doing.  So much for the "smartest woman in Washington."

Pelosi's Game Of Chicken Will Leave Her Party Fried.  After holding a vote to impeach President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to wait on sending the impeachment articles to the Senate.  According to many in the media, this brilliant bit of strategy gives her leverage to force Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to provide a fair trial in the Senate.  There's so many reasons this is wrong, but let's start with the most obvious:  according to the Democrats' own impeachment witness, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman, Trump isn't actually impeached until the articles are sent to the Senate, and "an indefinite delay would pose a serious problem."

The Most Irritating person of 2019 is...  [Scroll down]  Next in D.C., resembling Laurel and Hardy, we have two mismatched tinhorns named Adam Schiff and Gerald Nadler.  But unlike the lovable Stan and Ollie, the Adam and Gerry show was, simply put, a source of constant irritation sans the comic relief. [...] But, Adam and Gerry were never doing anything more than responding to strings pulled by Nancy Pelosi.  As such Adam and Gerry are removed from further consideration, only to be surpassed by megamillionairess:  Nancy Pelosi.  Certainly Congresswoman Pelosi's moments in the spotlight were welcomed by her acolytes, while reviled by those possessing common sense, morals and respect for the Constitution.

The parallels between Hunter Biden and Paul Pelosi are absolutely eerie.  [Scroll down]  But here's where things get odd:  Go through the ownership of this building and you feel like you've been slipped some of that hallucinogenic toad poison.  This structure has passed between a goodly number of entities — and yet, per the documents, no transfer taxes have been paid.  Pelosi said he has no equity in the building and never has.  "It's not my business.  I never got paid.  I never expected to get paid."  And yet there he is, listed in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer of Feng RE, Inc., the entity that owned 1312 Utah.  Can't make this up.

Rep. Steve Scalise: 'It's No Longer Nancy Pelosi Calling the Shots'.  Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) joined former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who was guest hosting "The Ingraham Angle" on Thursday night [12/26/2019], to discuss what happened to change Pelosi's mind.  Scalise said, "The AOC wing of the party changed and really started controlling her caucus.  And so, it's no longer Nancy Pelosi calling the shots — and you think about anybody who follows in the things that she's been forced into doing, it's been mostly the far-left socialist wing of the party and it's not just Pelosi."

Trump Exposes Nancy Pelosi and Son Paul's Shady Dealings in Ukraine.  As The Gateway Pundit reported back in November Quid-Pro-Joe and his son Hunter are not the only Democrat family members cashing in on their prominent positions.  Like many Democrats Paul Pelosi Jr. has made a career off of his mother's political stature.  Shortly after his mother became the first woman speaker, Paul Pelosi Jr., was hired by InfoUSA for $180,000 a year as its vice president for Strategic Planning.  Nancy Pelosi's son Paul is also on the board of an energy company.  Paul Pelosi Jr. also traveled to Ukraine for his work.

Nancy Pelosi is Playing Political Games with the U.S. Constitution over Donald Trump's Impeachment.  For all the work that's gone into addressing the charges against President Donald Trump, it's hard to argue they rise to the level of impeachable offenses.  The charge of obstruction of Congress could just as easily be presented as a justifiable defense of executive power for which ample precedent exists.  The allegation he abused the power of his office is likewise flawed.  While U.S. policy toward Ukraine is legitimately a subject for congressional oversight it is hardly the stuff of which previous presidents were threatened with removal from office.

Kimberley Strassel nails it when she expertly dissects Pelosi's 'rolling impeachment' ploy.  Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel hit the nail on the head in a piece on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's gamesmanship of not sending two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the U.S. Senate.  Given House Democrats' weak case and the inevitable acquittal from the upper chamber, perhaps the San Francisco Democrat is doing all she can to avoid a trial.  "Who says Pelosi even wants a Senate trial?  Strassel said in a tweet plugging her piece about the party's "rolling" impeachment.  "Far better for Democrats to keep impeachment rolling?"

Pelosi's Rolling Impeachment.  Republicans dismiss Speaker Nancy Pelosi's refusal to transmit the impeachment articles to the Senate as a weak stunt.  They do so at the peril of both the Constitution and President Trump.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may be a master tactician, but Mrs. Pelosi is no slouch.  It's now been more than a week since the House impeached Mr. Trump, and Mrs. Pelosi has yet to name impeachment managers or formally send over the paperwork.

Pelosi's Ploy.  Some say there is an evil genius to Pelosi's withholding Articles of Impeachment from the Senate where they are certain to face ignominious defeat.  As long as she refuses to submit, [Pelosi] can claim Trump has been impeached without having to acknowledge that her crimeless Articles are doomed to an unceremonious trouncing in a Republican-controlled Senate.  She is counting on an uninformed public, unaware that constitutionally, until she transmits the articles to the Senate, Trump has not been impeached.  A grand jury can decide for indictment but if the prosecutor chooses not to file the indictment with the court, that person has not been indicted.

On Pelosi's Impeachment Stunt and Destiny's Fork in the American Road.  It is a strange time.  Christians watch Democrats — including Nancy "As a Catholic" Pelosi — make a sacrilege of "peace on earth and good will to all" by infusing the nation with division and hate. [...] We Americans enter this Christmas and Chanukah season at a fork in the road for America's destiny.  In eleven months, either the whole enterprise of nearly 250 years may go down the tubes, or we continue to have a fighting chance to save the United States of America.

Why Democrats Will Never End The Impeachment Show Until Trump Is Gone For Good.  [Scroll down]  But even if President Trump is "officially" impeached, it will not change the significance of Pelosi's stammering, indefensible explanation for delay.  It included the statement, "Frankly, I don't care what the Republicans say."  Of course she doesn't.  This entire process has had absolutely nothing to do with upholding constitutional duties or about coming to a bipartisan conclusion in support of impeachment, as Pelosi said was so important mere weeks ago.  It was always about putting on a political show for a rabidly partisan audience — and the show must go on.  The current Democrat talking point is that Pelosi is delaying to ensure there are fair procedures in place for a Senate trial.  That's a preposterous claim to make in the wake of a one-sided impeachment inquisition in which the Democrats restricted their Republican colleagues' meaningful participation and declined to grant President Trump any due process in the name of expedience, which is now apparently unimportant.  That won't happen in the Senate, and Pelosi knows it.

Gowdy: Pelosi Has No Constitutional Authority to Dictate the Rules of a Senate Impeachment Trial.  Former prosecutor and Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy is weighing in on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's continued refusal to turn over two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for a trial.  "If he [President Trump] really is an existential threat the Republic, if he really has committed conduct that should result in his removal from office, then why would you not send it onto the Senate?  The Constitution gives the House no role in deciding how this trial takes place.  It is exclusively within the province of the Senate," Gowdy said during an interview with Fox News.  "I think most of my fellow citizens will see through this 'lets hurry up and impeach him' and then sit on the indictment."

Time for a Directed Verdict?  [Nancy Pelosi] now threatens to withhold the impeachment articles from the Senate until Mitch McConnell assures her of a conviction.  OK, that's not exactly the way she phrases it, but that's what she means.

Pelosi is Trump's secret weapon.  I doubt San Franciscans will vote her out.  She represents well a city that is so stupid it lets people poop in the street.  But the American people tire of Democrats and their petty, snarling ways. [...] In the end, Pelosi is merely a figurehead — old and stuttering as she tries to hang on to a speakership that Democrats in all likelihood will relinquish in 2021.

Queen Pelosi wants to rule the Senate and nation but voters will revolt.  Queen Nancy Pelosi is not amused.  Having just demanded her subjects in the House impeach the president in a historic and unprecedented party-line vote, jeopardizing the reelection of many and even threatening her own reign, Her Royal Highness, aka the House Speaker, grew testy recently with inquisitive reporters.  Pelosi scolded the pesky press for wanting to know why, for the first time in the nation's history, she did not follow the accustomed path of handing the articles of impeachment over to the Senate for an expected trial.  Having to explain her bizarre decision was apparently beneath her; she cut off inquiries abruptly saying, "Any other questions because I'm not going to answer any more questions on this... I'm not going to go there anymore."

Just Let the Democrats Schiff Themselves.  Military guys [...] try to abide by the apocryphal advice of Napoleon, who counseled that you should never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake.  But this doesn't apply to the Democrats because they are not only too dumb to listen to your warnings but their weird dogma actually makes it impossible for them to imagine that they are heading for disaster in 2020. [...] Nancy Pelosi, who is no dummy, knows.  She gets it.  That's why she's not taking questions on her solemn, sad impeachment thing.  She gets that she's trapped by the Commie Caucus's resolute determination to please their blue enclaves at the expense of alienating everyone else.  So she's trying to make it fade away.

Nancy Pelosi defends withholding articles of impeachment, cites Trump's 'phony complaints'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to Twitter Monday [12/23/2019] to defend her decision to withhold the articles of impeachment, saying she must first know how the Senate will conduct the trial against President Trump.

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Stammering, Blabbering, Stuttering Pelosi Tries to Explain the Impeachment Delay.  In a video that has gone viral, Nancy Pelosi tries to explain why she has decided to delay the impeachment circus.  The key part of that sentence is "tries to."  What comes out of her mouth makes no sense whatsoever.  None.  If you want to know why Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House, you only have to watch this video of a news conference she gave on Thursday.  Such eloquence!  It's absolutely amazing to listen to her.  [Video clip]

Ken Starr thumps Nancy Pelosi for obstructing impeachment process, accuses her of abuse of power.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has thus far obstructed the impeachment process by delaying the transfer of two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, which passed in the House this week, to the Republican-controlled Senate.  According to Ken Starr, Pelosi's actions are "wrong constitutionally," he said Saturday on Fox News.  "It's an impeachment with a footnote or with an asterisk," Starr said.  "By the way, it never went over to the Senate, which I think means that it's a bit of a phony impeachment."

Nancy Pelosi, Not Trump, Is Provoking A Constitutional Crisis.  Under the Constitution, the House has the sole power of impeachment and the Senate has the sole power of conducting a trial.  Although the Constitution doesn't say the House must go through a formal process of "transmitting" the articles of impeachment to the Senate, precedent and Senate rules dictate that the Senate does not take up measures passed in the House until they have been certified and transmitted, and that it won't take up an impeachment trial until the House appoints impeachment managers (or prosecutors) for the trial.  This Pelosi has refused to do.  She is in effect asserting the primacy of the House over the Senate, insisting that the Senate conduct an impeachment trial on terms dictated by the House.

Pelosi gives slurring, incoherent answer to impeachment question.  While she was answering questions from the media Thursday [12/19/2019], one reporter seemingly threw Pelosi for a loop with a simple statement.  "Do you run the risk, as some Republicans have said, of looking like you're playing games with impeachment if you hold on to these articles for too long?" CBS News reporter Nancy Cordes asked. [...] To hear her complete confusing statement, along with all the stumbling and slurring, watch the video below:  [Video clip]

Pelosi's Latest Stunt.  Nancy Pelosi now says that she will not submit the impeachment notice to the Senate.  Uh, Okay.  All month, she was telling us that the impeachment was so urgent that it could not wait for time-consuming distractions [...] Since Pelosi has gone out of her way to tell all of us, just the other day, that she makes all her decisions (except those pertaining to abortion, birth control, gay marriage, assisted suicide, etc.) "As a Catholic," she clearly was racing to skip the annoyances of procedural due process and legal compliances so that she, too, could be home in time to open her presents under the Tannenbaum, undoubtedly spruced for her PETA voters with politically correct artificial fir, in one of her several multi-million-dollar mansions sprawled around the Homeless State.  There was just no time to wait.

Pelosi Ignores the Problems of Her Constituents as the Impeachment Charade Continues.  [Scroll down]  People living and eating in the streets of Los Angeles have caused a sharp increase in the rat population and with it a vector for diseases like typhus, which has affected people who work near Los Angeles' largest homeless encampment.  Disease does not remain in one place, just as San Francisco's poop gets tracked all over the city and the discarded hypodermic needles that litter the sidewalks of mid-Market and the Tenderloin are there for anyone to step on and spread disease.  There is no policy on the table to solve the homeless problem and its effects.  Nancy Pelosi, who should have this issue on her front burner, has spent the last twenty-two months obsessed with the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.  Even now, this so-called important set of articles is being withheld from the Senate as the charade continues and the real problems of her constituents and, ultimately, the rest of us are neglected.

Pelosi lies about claim that '200,000 Wisconsin voters' won't get to cast ballots in 2020.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lied her way through the impeachment of President Donald Trump, and now she's lying about an effort in Wisconsin to clean up voter registration rolls ahead of next year's elections.  On Thursday [12/19/2019], Pelosi sent out a tweet claiming that 200,000 people from the Badger State wouldn't be able to cast a ballot in the 2020 elections due to a "voter purge" by those mean Republicans in the state.

Dershowitz: Pelosi Delaying A Senate Trial Is 'Unconstitutional'.  Calling out the Democratic Party for its far-left extremism, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz denounced House Speaker Pelosi's plan to withhold sending the impeachment vote to the Senate for a trial as "unconstitutional."  As noted by Fox News, the Harvard Law professor's recent op-ed for Newsmax came in response to his colleague Laurence Tribe, who backed Pelosi in not allowing a Senate trial on impeachment.  "[Tribe] would withhold the trial until the Senate agreed to change its rules, or presumably until a new election put many more Democrats in the Senate.  Under his proposal, there might never be a Senate trial, but the impeachment would stand as a final and permanent condemnation of President Trump," Dershowitz wrote.

Nancy Pelosi, What Are You Doing?  Late Wednesday night, Speaker Nancy Pelosi floated the possibility that the House might withhold the articles of impeachment against Trump and not transmit them to the Senate at all. [...] The need to impeach the president was such an urgent matter, we were told, that the House could not wait for the courts to rule on challenges to the White House's efforts to prevent key witnesses like Mick Mulvaney, Don McGahn, and John Bolton (whom House Democrats didn't even subpoena) from testifying.  These important figures all claimed they would await guidance from the judiciary before consenting to testify, and the indications were that the extraordinary nature of the impeachment process would prove compelling.  Now the courts aren't even sure if they are obliged to continue litigating the matter.  With the articles passed, the issue is all but moot.  Democrats now insist that the Senate cannot proceed unless it hears from these witnesses, but that is also tacit admission that the fact-finding portion of impeachment proceedings was unduly rushed.

Why Impeachment Is A Massive Blunder For Nancy Pelosi.  It's been an ugly fall in Washington.  Wet, dreary and deeply stupid.  In the season we're supposed to be shopping for the perfect gift for our loved ones, instead most of us are busily shopping for a reason to give America what they say she wants more than her two front teeth: impeachment.  But despite Wednesday's long-expected vote and the media cheer group accompanying it, this is going terribly for the Democrats.

6 Reasons Pelosi's Senate Obstruction Gambit On Impeachment Articles Is A Disaster.  Immediately after impeaching President Donald Trump for allegedly obstructing the House and abusing his power as president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi obstructed the Senate's constitutional obligation to hold an impeachment trial and abused her power by trying to steal power that belongs solely to the Senate under the Constitution.  Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that she is in no rush to formally transmit to the Senate the articles of impeachment her party in the House had just approved.  Here are six reasons Pelosi's impeachment obstruction stunt undermines the entire basis of the Democrats' effort to eject Trump from office.  [#1] After impeaching Trump for supposed obstruction of House, Pelosi moves to obstruct the Senate[.]  Pelosi said she'll wait to send over the articles until she finds out how the Senate will conduct the trial, which looks a lot like obstructing the Senate, given that the Constitution clearly states that the Senate has "the sole power to try all [i]mpeachments."

Newt Gingrich:  Nancy Pelosi looks 'foolish' holding up impeachment process.  Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's temporary hold on two articles of impeachment is "absurd" and that she looks "foolish."  Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, Gingrich explained that Pelosi, D-Calif., is in a "world that's out of control."  "Why would you start a fight in the House knowing you are going to lose control of it to the people who are very capable of making you look very foolish?" he asked.  "And yet, that's the dance they began."

Incoherent Nancy Pelosi Releases the Flying Monkeys.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to questions and concerns about the construct of a heavily partisan impeachment process and her refusal to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.  Highlighting the tenuous nature of the position now held by her party, a barely coherent Speaker Pelosi attempts to explain.  As reporters ask questions, Pelosi becomes frustrated and tells the compliant media no more questions on impeachment will be entertained.  A day after impeaching the President, the Speaker of the House refuses to answer questions.  [Video clip]

Pelosi's risky strategy to withhold impeachment from Senate roils Washington.  Democrats want to put pressure on individual Republican senators over the issue of calling witnesses in a Senate impeachment trial, and they are looking to create friction between President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggled Thursday to explain what, exactly, her plan is in delaying sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate.  She refused to answer questions from reporters who wanted more clarity.

Jim Jordan to House Democrats:  Why Are You Withholding Articles of Impeachment After Rushing to Impeach?  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is playing a peculiar game of chess with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) when it comes to the articles of impeachment.  Instead of preparing to transmit them, which you'd think she'd do ASAP considering how critical it was for Democratic House leaders to get the articles voted on in the House before Christmas, she's withholding them in an effort, at least on the surface anyway, to get McConnell to play by her rules.

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Nancy Pelosi dubbed 'swamp mistress' on New York Post impeachment front page: 'It's your funeral'.  The New York Post labeled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the "Swamp mistress" on its Thursday [12/19/2019] post-impeachment cover that says the decision will backfire for Democrats in 2020.  The tabloid put the news of President Trump's impeachment along the top of the front page before declaring "Swamp mistress Pelosi dresses in black for historic vote," with the message, "It's your funeral."  The "swamp mistress" moniker accompanies an opinion piece by Michael Goodwin that labels Trump's impeachment a "stomach-turning charade" that "damages America."

Judge Napolitano:  Pelosi withholding articles of impeachment from Senate would be 'grave injustice'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has a constitutional obligation to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday [12/19/2019].  Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with hosts Pete Hegseth, Steve Doocy, and Ainsley Earhardt, Napolitano said that while he has said there was a legal basis for impeachment in the House, lawmakers now have a "moral and constitutional obligation" to send the two articles of impeachment to the Senate.  In a news conference on Wednesday, following the House impeachment vote, Pelosi said that Democrats may wait to send their articles of impeachment against President Trump to the GOP-controlled Senate, for fear that they are incapable of holding a fair trial.  "Well, guess what?" asked Napolitano.  "Under the Constitution, the Senate writes its own rules not subject to the approval of the speaker of the House or even the majority of the House."

Pelosi throws impeachment into confusion.  Minutes after the House impeached President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw the process into confusion by refusing to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial.  At a news conference held immediately after the vote, Pelosi said "we'll see what happens" when asked if she would send the articles to the Senate.

Mitch McConnell says Nancy Pelosi is Scared to send him 'shoddy' articles of impeachment.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Democrats on Thursday for creating what he called an 'unfair, unfinished product,' articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that stemmed from 'partisan rage.'  Calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's work 'constitutionally incoherent,' he said impeaching a president on the basis of political disagreements would 'invite an endless parade of impeachable trials' in the future, making House leaders 'free to toss up a jump-ball every time they feel angry.'  'She's failed the country,' McConnell said on the House floor.  'It was like the speaker called up Chairman [Jerrold] Nadler and ordered up "One impeachment, rushed delivery, please".'

Nancy Pelosi Declares: "the senate rules are unfair" — "when rules become fair we will send articles".  The entire House effort to impeach President Donald Trump has been a one-sided partisan effort; built upon a foundation of manipulation of process and dismissal of the minority rights throughout.  After the House voted along party lines, and in an act of stunning hubris, Speaker Pelosi now declares she will withhold the articles of impeachment until the Senate makes rules that she determines will be "fair" to the prosecution.

Here's how McConnell & Senate Republicans should respond to Pelosi's brazenly unconstitutional act.  The Senate has the sole power under the Constitution to adjudicate an impeachment.  Therefore, Pelosi is attempting to obstruct the Senate's power to act on its constitutional authority.  McConnell should immediately put an end to this and declare the impeachment null and void, as the speaker has failed to complete the impeachment process by timely sending it to the Senate for adjudication.  McConnell has no less authority to unilaterally make such a decision than Pelosi does to withhold the administrative notification of an impeachment to the Senate either indefinitely or with conditions.  Her effort to cripple the presidency and blackmail the Senate must be defeated.

Pelosi turns impeachment circus into even more of a comedy.  Ed suggested this maneuver was on the way yesterday [12/18/2019] and now it appears that Speaker Pelosi has decided on the lame explanation the Democrats will hang their hats on.  In order to attempt to give Chuck Schumer some "leverage" in the impeachment trial, the Speaker may refuse to send the articles of impeachment to the upper chamber, dragging all of this nonsense out even further. [...] When I turned on CNN this morning, the anchors were desperately trying to explain why the Constitution doesn't demand the Speaker send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.  That's technically true, but the Constitution doesn't really "demand" much of anything, other than requiring the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to preside when the President is on trial.

Away from that baleful cat Pelosi, the impeachment 'rats come out to play.  Did anyone really think the Democrats were serious when they put on those long faces for the nightly news and cast their impeachment votes?  [N]o.  Nancy Pelosi may have put on a funereal face and ordered her minions to pretend to be solemn for the cameras, but [...] The leftists cheered.  They took selfies.  They went wild. [...] Nope, the whole thing was always an animating, celebratory, giggly affair for these people.  They've accomplished their life's work now and will probably have a hangover in the morning.

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Impeachment vote:  Pelosi tells Democrats to stay 'solemn' during proceedings.  Nancy Pelosi's Democratic caucus has been champing at the bit to throw President Trump out of office, but the House speaker on Wednesday ordered her colleagues not to gloat — and wore a black dress to what she repeatedly called the "solemn" impeachment proceedings.  Pelosi and other Democratic leaders told their members not to cheer or applaud when the impeachment vote totals are announced, Axios reported, and many members described the day as sad and solemn.  "Don't cheer, keep it solemn," a Democratic member from a district that Trump won said was the message the leadership delivered.

Democrats Celebrate After 'Sad and Somber' Impeachment of President Trump.  House Democrats clapped and celebrated after they passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly telling them not to, as she has sought to portray the impeachment as a solemn and sad event.  After the first article on abuse of power passed, Democrats broke out in applause for several seconds before Pelosi shot them a stern look.

Supercut: Democrats Are Devastated To Be Impeaching Trump.  [Video clip]

Dems' fake 'solemnity' exposed as Pelosi silences applause about impeachment vote with her evil eye and hand gesture.  It was an absolutely perfect crystallization of the phoniness of the Democrats' impeachment rhetoric when Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to silence the spontaneous applause that started to break out as she announced the results of the vote on the first article of impeachment of President Trump.  The Speaker reportedly had instructed House Democrats to pretend that they weren't thrilled with impeaching President Trump in order to maintain the illusion that they are a "prayerful" and solemn legislative body reluctantly carrying out their constitutional duty.  The reality that they are a deranged lynch mob, carrying out vengeance against the man who unexpectedly defeated their sure-thing candidate Hillary Clinton is evident to anyone who heard the calls for impeachment that preceded Trump's inauguration and continued over the last 3-plus years he has been in office.

House Dems Approve Articles of Impeachment Against Trump.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened Wednesday's [12/18/2019] debate on the floor of the House by declaring that lawmakers are "custodians of the Constitution."  She and several of her female Democrat colleagues wore black attire in the House chamber to signify what they described as a "somber day."  That was all for show, of course.  But the black color Speaker Pelosi and her cohorts wore for Wednesday's proceedings was appropriate for an entirely different reason — to mourn the damage the House Democrats themselves have inflicted on the Constitution by their irresponsible votes.  They have earned a black mark for taking a wrecking ball to the Constitution's impeachment provisions.

Nancy Pelosi's stomach-turning impeachment charade damages America.  The arcane rules, phony cordiality and debates over the second sentence in paragraph G of Point Six were bad enough, but the nausea meter hit the roof when Nancy Pelosi took the microphone.  Wearing a funereal black dress, she stood next to a cardboard American flag and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  I would have counted her more honest if she had pledged her allegiance to a Democratic donkey.  As the leader of a party that has marinated its mind in unadulterated hatred of President Trump, Pelosi bears unique responsibility for this calamity.  She could have stopped it.  Indeed, for months she did.

Pelosi threatens to delay Senate impeachment trial.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to commit Wednesday [12/18/2019] to delivering articles of impeachment to the Senate, citing concerns about an unfair trial on removing President Donald Trump from office.  Senior Democratic aides said the House was "very unlikely" to take the steps necessary to send the articles to the Senate until at least early January, a delay of at least two weeks and perhaps longer.

Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appears to be considering an idea Democrats have floated for several days of holding back the articles of impeachment to exercise leverage over the Senate and the president.  She declined formally to transmit the articles to the Senate on Wednesday evening [12/18/2019] after the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

Nancy Pelosi Compares Impeachment to Battle of the Bulge Against Nazi Germany.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) launched the debate over the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday by comparing the Democrats' struggle to remove him from office to the Battle of the Bulge against Nazi Germany in World War II.  Described as "Hitler's Last Gamble," the battle began in December 1944, when the Nazis sent 200,000 troops into a surprise attack against American forces.  Though the Americans prevailed, 100,000 were killed or wounded over two months of fighting.  Pelosi drew an analogy between the impeachment debate and that battle, the largest ever fought by the U.S. Army.

Trump sends scorching letter to Pelosi ahead of House impeachment vote.  President Donald Trump sent a letter on Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, excoriating the House Democrats' pursuit of an impeachment inquiry just a day before the full House is set to vote.  In the lengthy letter, the President calls Pelosi's actions spiteful and veers into what he sees as personal affronts.  "You are offending Americans of faith by continually saying 'I pray for the President,' when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense," Trump writes in the letter.  "It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I!"

Trump tells Pelosi in blistering letter that Dems are 'declaring open war on American Democracy'.  President Trump, in a blistering, no-holds-barred six-page letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., lambasted the Democrats' impeachment inquiry as an "open war on American Democracy," writing that she has violated her oath of office and "cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!"  "Everyone, you included, knows what is really happening," Trump said, just a day before House Democrats were expected to vote to impeach him.  "Your chosen candidate lost the election in 2016, in an Electoral College landslide (306-227), and you and your party have never recovered from this defeat.  So you have spent three straight years attempting to overturn the will of the American people and nullify their votes.  You view democracy as your enemy!"

Nancy Pelosi Wears All Black on 'Somber Day' of Impeachment, 'Feels Sad'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and several other female House Democrats are wearing black attire in an effort to show Wednesday's scheduled impeachment vote is a "somber day."  CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash tweeted that Pelosi conveyed to her that she "feels sad" over today's vote as she walked into the House chamber while House Democrats debate impeachment.

WaPo Fact Checker Slams Pelosi for 'Bogus Talking Point' on Guns.  A Washington Post fact-check released Thursday [12/12/2019] gave House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) four Pinocchios for a "bogus talking point" about the number of children killed with firearms each year.  Pelosi has repeatedly claimed that 47 percent of gun deaths were "teenagers or children," according to the Post.  CDC data show the real number is closer to 9 percent, meaning the House speaker exaggerates the true number by more than fivefold.  This discrepancy led the Post to assign Pelosi's claim the harshest rating on its fact-checking scale.

Pelosi On Dropping The "Devastating" Bribery Article:  "I Am Not A Lawyer".  I was pleased to see that the Judiciary Committee dropped previous claims of bribery, extortion, campaign finance and obstruction of justice as the basis for impeachment.  I testified that the repeated assurances on these allegations from members, legal analysts, and my fellow witnesses were well outside the definitions for these crimes.  The Committee ultimately went forward with the only two articles that I viewed as legitimate while rejecting my arguments to wait to build a sufficient record for submission to the Senate.  I have received considerable criticism for my long opposition to the bribery theory as unsustainable as an impeachable offense.  Thus, I was interested in hearing from the two members who were most adamant in their past declarations that bribery was established:  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff.  Speaker Pelosi has now responded and her answer is far from satisfying.

Buying Impeachment:  Nancy Pelosi-Aligned PAC Spends Millions to Help Swing District Democrats.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's rush to impeachment is receiving an assist from the millions of dollars at least one PAC aligned with her has already spent on House Democrats who currently represent swing districts.  Those financial incentives appear to be increasingly relevant as the final vote on the two articles of impeachment is scheduled to come to the House floor this week.

Alternate Realities and Impeachment.  [Scroll down]  I don't doubt that Pelosi would throw herself on the sword for the party but only if the upside were all but guaranteed or things were so bad she had nothing to lose — neither of which is the case.  As addled as she sounds at times, I find it hard to believe she's lost her strategic mojo and is hellbent on taking down Trump uber alles — personal consequences to her and the party [notwithstanding].  That would be asking her to throw away control of the House with the presidential bathwater.  Not to mention the mess she'll have to clean up during campaign season after the Senate acquits Trump — not a guaranteed outcome but the most likely one.  But the speaker has to know there is a 50/50 chance that a Senate trial could expose the House of cards on which the impeachment is built and derail both the presidential and congressional races for Democrats.  I think that's too risky for her.

The Inspector General's Report.  [Scroll down]  While this impeachment charade has bounced between the two most compulsively mendacious legislators in the Western world, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been giving daily recitals of her "prayerful solemnity" at the dark majesty of the impeachment process that saddens her so deeply.  She has invoked her Roman Catholic faith (tempered in its fervor by enthusiasm for abortion and other doctrinal inconveniences from the theology of St. Teddy Kennedy and the Blessed Joe Biden) to say she "hates" no one and "prays for the president."  This was enough to bring on what seemed to be out-of-body epiphanies with the susceptible pundits on cable television, such as Rachel Maddow and Larry O'Donnell of MSNBC:  "The speaker stood there, in the Catholic faith she has practiced all her life," etc.  The result is nausea and amusement conjoined.

When Devout Catholics Grimaced Over Pelosi's 'As a Catholic' Hypocrisy.  James Rosen, a great reporter, asked Nancy Pelosi at a press conference last week why she hates the duly elected president of the United States.  In her response, Pelosi detoured into another dimension, denying that she hates Donald Trump.  "As a Catholic," she lectured, "I resent your using the word 'hate' in a sentence that addresses me.  I don't hate anyone."  "My goodness!," I thought to myself.  "How utterly frustrated, bemused — even furious — sincerely devout Catholics must feel listening to this cheap politician, who represents billionaires in a district teeming with homeless, cloaking her hatred for President Trump in Catholic fabric!"  Which part of her devout "as a Catholic" devotion leads Nancy Pelosi to be a leader in promoting abortions, gay marriage, and the Obama-Democrat agenda she shepherded?  Where was this "as a Catholic" when the Little Sisters of the Poor were fighting their way to the Supreme Court of the United States, seeking SCOTUS protection in Zubik v. Burwell in 2016, from Pelosi's Obamacare, which forced the nuns, against their Catholic faith, to provide birth control contraceptives to employees?

Jerry Nadler's absolutely underwhelming articles of impeachment.  Just 11 weeks after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her "official impeachment inquiry," Judiciary Committee chief Jerry Nadler released his draft articles of impeachment — remarkably weak ones.  The same day, Pelosi announced a deal with President Trump to pass his US-Mexico-Canada trade deal, replacing NAFTA.  It's a win for him and for her moderate members — yet the speaker is simultaneously treating the president as a threat to the republic and as a man she can do business with.  The reason may be as simple as the polls:  The latest Quinnipiac survey shows sentiment against impeachment at its strongest since Pelosi got the ball rolling on Sept. 24, with more than half of voters now saying Trump shouldn't be removed from office.

On Impeachment Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi Toasts the Media at Holiday Party.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi toasted the media after Articles of Impeachment were announced Tuesday [12/10/2019], celebrating reporters on Capitol Hill at a special holiday event.  Pelosi raised her glass and toasted the press as the "guardians of democracy" after unveiling the articles of impeachment on Tuesday.

Pro-Abortion Pelosi's Convenient Catholicism.  Cafeteria Catholic Pelosi doesn't invoke her Christian conscience when she supports her caucus's abortion-until-birth infanticide policy, the ultimate separation of mother from child.  There is no worse brutality than what an unborn child feels at the hands of a surgeon's tools.  It is a fact that forceps kill more children than guns.  A detention center on the border or the deportation of those who have had their due process and have a deportation order lawfully issued by a judge doesn't even come close.  Pelosi did not respect faith-based communities and other organizations, such as her Catholic Church, when it came to Obamacare's attempt to force them and the institutions they administer to provide insurance that pays for abortions and contraceptives.  When it comes to Catholics and pro-life people acting on their religious conscience, she fights them quicker than you can say "Hobby Lobby."

Sister Nancy Incarnacion and the H8ters.  People tend to repeat what has worked for them.  Pelosi's last great achievement was pushing the fundamentally lawless Affordable Care Act over the line, despite a lack of popular support.  She did it by ruthlessly enforcing party lockstep, pushing many in her caucus to walk the plank. [...] She is running the same play with impeachment.  She doesn't care that impeachment for all appearances, will fail in Senate.  Opinion might change.  We have to impeach the president to find out what crimes are in him.  Pelosi thinks the president campaigning under a cloud will help candidates who run for open Senate seats, and if it doesn't, so what?  The likelihood of beating Trump without a decent candidate is low anyhow.

After impeachment announcement, another round of Nancy Pelosi hero-worship from the press.  We are seeing another round of Pelosi hero-worship this week from our firefighting news media following her announcement that she had asked the "chairman to proceed with the articles of impeachment" against President Trump.  "The president has engaged in abuse of power, undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections," the speaker maintained during a news conference.  Members of the press wasted no time printing up stories marveling at her iron will and determination.

Nancy Pelosi's 'Article II' Impeachment Rationale Exposed as Hoax.  Nancy Pelosi is going to impeach Donald Trump, the duly-elected president of the United States, based on what we now know is a hoax. [...] Nancy is inventing crimes now.  She's making stuff up.  She is all over TV framing the accused, planting evidence, which is what a dirty cop does when they can't make a case.  Nancy is deliberately and maliciously taking Trump out of context.  And not just a little out of context.  No, she is taking the president so far out of context I feel a little silly having to explain it.

Pelosi on Clinton Impeachment: 'Republicans in the House Are Paralyzed With Hatred of President Clinton'.  On Dec. 18, 1998, when the House of Representatives was debating whether to impeach President Bill Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) declared on the House floor that the impeachment was "a punishment searching for a crime that does not exist" and was happening "because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of president Clinton."  "I urge my colleagues to vote no, stop this hatchet job on the presidency," Pelosi said then.  "Stop this hypocrisy.  Stop this hatred.  Vote no on all four counts."  [Video clip]

Speaker Pelosi Declares a Coup Against President Trump.  Nancy Pelosi transparently announced a coup against President Trump on Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 2019, a date which will live in political infamy.  There was never any doubt that the House of Representatives will vote on a strictly partisan basis to impeach the president, but it could not have been foreseen that Pelosi would frame that approaching act as a naked power grab.  Yet that is exactly what she did.  In opening her announcement to draft impeachment charges by quoting the Declaration of Independence, she acknowledged more plainly than ever before that she is taking a revolutionary act, that she is overthrowing the established order and that, in modern terms, she has launched a coup. [...] This impeachment is not a unifying act like the joining together of 13 Colonies against a common enemy, but rather the tearing asunder of a union into separate camps much like the rebellion that Abraham Lincoln encountered in 1861.

Pelosi's Prescription for Healing the Nation: 'Enjoy Music Together,' See a Play, a Movie.  A student who identified himself as a registered Republican asked Pelosi Thursday night [12/5/2019] how she plans to unify the nation, as one side demands impeachment and the other side calls it a witch hunt.  "I myself think that one of the ways that America will heal is through the arts," Pelosi answered.  "I truly believe that that's something where we find our common ground.  You enjoy music together, you see a play, or a movie, you laugh, you cry, you're inspired — you laugh, you cry."

The Editor says...
Maybe we could all go to the public library and enjoy Drag Queen Story Hour.  Or perhaps Nancy Pelosi could recommend a movie that will make the impeachment fiasco look reasonable.  What's the name of the play that would make me want to vote for Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton?  What orchestra performs the music that would make me vote for the Abortion Party?

Pelosi says Clinton was impeached for 'being stupid,' downplays House Democrats effort against Trump.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to move on from questions about impeachment during a televised town hall Thursday night, even as she insisted she wasn't bothered at all by polls showing sagging support for the probe against President Trump.  Pelosi, who also claimed former President Bill Clinton was impeached only for "being stupid," made her comments at the CNN event just hours after she appeared at a fiery news conference to direct the House Judiciary Committee to begin drafting articles of impeachment against Trump.  "Can we not have any more questions about impeachment?" Pelosi asked at one point.  "I don't mind questions, but to ask me questions through the prism of the White House is like, what?"

Pelosi: 'I Do Pray For [Trump] ... It Doesn't Bother Me What He Thinks About That'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday night [12/5/2019] insisted that she does pray for President Trump, and said it doesn't bother her if he doesn't believe her.  She also voiced the hope that the Democrats' push to impeach the president would be carried out in a way worthy of the Founders' vision for a unified nation.  During a CNN town hall in Washington on the day she told the House committees investigating Trump to proceed with articles of impeachment, Jake Tapper asked Pelosi about her press conference comment earlier in the day that she prays for the president "all the time" — and about Trump's subsequent retort on Twitter.

The Despicable Sanctimony of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  Self-bestowed sanctimony, like seething hatred of another, is something that should never be put out on public display.  Pelosi's grab-bag sanctimony was on full display today when journalist James Rosen asked the one question millions of people longingly need answered:  "Do you hate the president, Madam Speaker?"  Pelosi's answer was a jaw-dropping stunner, not because she ordered plucky Rosen, "Don't mess with me.", but because she took it upon herself to answer for all Catholics, and all other Democrats with the proverbial use of the term, "WE".  "Don't mess with me when it comes to words like that," Pelosi said.  "As a Catholic, I resent you using 'hate' in a sentence that references me."  Millions in the world, including Catholics resent that Pelosi uses her Catholic religion as a foil to hide her seething hatred of President Trump and his supporters known in Democrat land as the curse-worthy "deplorables".

'Prayerful' Pelosi has become the Tammy Faye Bakker of impeachment, Mark Steyn says.  Conservative commentator and author Mark Steyn mocked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's fiery news conference appearance Thursday, where she cited her Roman Catholic faith as proof that she doesn't "hate" President Trump, adding she continues to pray for him.  "I know that observing the ritual niceties of American politics requires making a boatload of industrial-strength hokum," Steyn said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Thursday [12/5/2019].  "But you and I and 300 million people across the country know that Nancy Pelosi isn't praying for the president."

Nancy Pelosi erupts 'Don't mess with me!' when reporter asks if she Hates Donald Trump.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi erupted Thursday at a reporter who asked if she hates President Donald Trump.  Pelosi had two hours earlier publicly told House Democrats to draft articles of impeachment to try to remove the president from office.  'Do you hate the president, Madam Speaker?' asked James Rosen, a longtime correspondent for Fox News who is now with Sinclair Broadcasting.  Pelosi, typically even-tempered, abandoned her measured speaking and became visibly angry.  'I pray for the president all the time,' she shot back.  'So don't mess with me when it comes to words like that.'

The Editor says...
The leader of the Abortion Party is quick to brag about how much she prays.

Queen Pelosi's Abuse of Power.  It was fascinating to see to see Speaker Pelosi, fresh from a congressional jaunt to a climate change conference in sunny Spain, explain to us the urgency of impeaching President Trump after, as Rep. Andy Biggs points out, the equivalent of two months of congressional recesses in which none of the American people's business was done.  One of those was the Thanksgiving recess, during which the 31 House members from House districts Trump won, and others, got an earful from constituents who wanted to know why nothing's been done on prescription drug prices, border security, putting together a budget, or the USMCA trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

Nancy Pelosi Announces Democrats Will Begin Drafting Articles of Impeachment.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee will begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.  "The president's actions have seriously violated the Constitution," Pelosi said in a press conference on Capitol Hill.  "Our Democracy is at stake.  The president leaves us no choice but to act."

ImpeachmentTV: Season 2, episode 1:  The House Judiciary Caper.  [Scroll down]  This was always one of the main purposes of the impeachment sham.  Pelosi was smart to avoid putting her members on the record voting to open an impeachment inquiry but she needed to open the inquiry in order to obtain certain powers and pretense to get more dirt to smear Trump and his advocates.  Some people "in the know" think the Democrats won't actually vote on impeachment because it's very risky politically:  Pelosi will put her members in Trump districts on the record and once the articles of impeachment head to the Senate, the Democrats will lose control of the information stream.

Pelosi Chooses Climate Change over USMCA Jobs.  Ever notice that climate change conferences are never held in places like Somalia or Bangladesh or perhaps one of those islands that are going to be under water the day after tomorrow?  They are always held in places like Copenhagen (2009) or this time in Spain, places where the elites can fly in on private jets, stay in five-star hotels, and explain why they must control every aspect of our lives lest we all die in the next dozen years. [...] Of course, flying in 25,000 attendees is considered by the elites as a necessary contribution to atmospheric carbon dioxide pollution.  Climate change supporters, not Trump supporters, are a true cult, creating a climate religion they demand we must worship.  The goal is to use climate change as a means to increase government power over every aspect of our lives — what we make, how we make it, what energy we use, what cars we drive, even what food we eat.

Pelosi to lead delegation to climate summit amid U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a delegation of members of Congress to the annual international climate summit known as COP25 in Madrid, Spain, next week.  While the delegation will include members of both the House and Senate, it will not be bipartisan, as only Democrats will be attending.  "It is a privilege to accompany a high-level Congressional delegation to Spain to combat the existential threat of our time:  the climate crisis," Pelosi said in a statement on Saturday [11/30/2019].  "Taking action to protect our planet is a public health decision for clean air and clean water for our children, an economic decision for creating the green, good-paying jobs of the future, a national security decision to address resource competition and climate migration and also a moral decision to be good stewards of God's creation and pass a sustainable, healthy planet to the next generation," she said.

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[#1] This is a taxpayer-funded junket.  A vacation, not a delegation.  Nothing of any substance will result from this trip.  [#2] "Resource competition" is nothing new.  [#3] There is no "climate migration."  [#4] If you want to make "a moral decision to be good stewards of God's creation" maybe you should reconsider your absolute commitment to abortion at any stage of pregnancy.  [#5]  "[C]reating the green, good-paying jobs of the future" is not the government's proper role, and anyway, the push for "green jobs" started years ago and hasn't worked.  [#6] There is no climate crisis, carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, and there is no "existential threat."

Nancy Pelosi's worst nightmare slowly comes to life.  Nancy Pelosi fought a lot with her far-left socialist extremist "Squad" members, primarily over the issue of impeaching President Trump.  "It's just not worth it," she tried to tell the far leftists in her camp, trying to bat off their yipping and yapping.  What the wizened old grande dame of the Democrats feared was a replay of 1998, the Republican bid to impeach Bill Clinton, which left that party out on its ear.  She knew that it would be the same for Democrats, and the latter would lose big.  She knew, and for that she fought those far leftists from low-turnout solid blue districts who were too young to remember that lesson and too arrogant to learn it.  It's pretty obvious she's ruing this turn of affairs, given that what she expected is exactly what's happening now.

House Calendar Doesn't Align with Speaker Pelosi Talking Points, and House Resolution on Impeachment.  Within the only impeachment resolution put forth by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to open an "impeachment inquiry" the resolution outlined a process.  With only eight legislative days left in 2019; and considering the resolution as adopted; the calendar doesn't match the democrat talking points.

The leader of the Abortion Party says she is concerned about "the survival of our children."
Pelosi Says Her 'Political Survival' Is Not 'More Important Than the Survival of Our Children'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at her weekly press briefing last Thursday [11/21/2019] that neither her "political survival" nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's was "more important than the survival of our children."  "Our message to Mitch McConnell [was] ...why do you think your political survival is more important than the survival of our children?" said Pelosi.  "Not yours, not mine, not any of our political survival is more important.  And if you're afraid of the NRA, think of how afraid those children are at the prospect and then sometimes the reality of a gunman in their school."

WaPo reporter:  We're hearing behind the scenes that more House Dems are getting "cold feet" about impeachment.  I'll take the opportunity up front to double down on [another] post from Friday [11/22/2019].  I'd bet my life savings plus several internal organs that Pelosi will have 218 to impeach.  That's based on the simple reality that failing to do so at this point would cost Democrats more politically than proceeding with impeachment would.  Voters who hate Trump would be furious and voters who like Trump wouldn't give Pelosi and Schiff an ounce of credit for standing down in the end.  The president would gloat about it every day unto eternity.  Pelosi, long respected by both sides for her ability to whip votes, would be humiliated utterly.  Her legacy would be in ruins.  They'll have 218.

Why Dems are so worried after latest round of impeachment hearings.  If coup-coup Nancy Pelosi has a panic button, now would be a good time to lean on it.  With signs that Americans are tuning out the impeachment hearings, the clock is ticking on Democrats' chance to make their case.  Pelosi is clearly worried, telling fellow Dems it's a "weak response" to "let the election decide" whether President Trump should be removed.  "That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because POTUS is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections," the speaker wrote in a "Dear Colleague" letter to her House members.  The letter seemed strange enough when it became public Monday [11/18/2019], but Tuesday's hearing more than justified her fear and desperation.  With her party now having failed to hit anything close to pay dirt after three long days of public testimony, she is trying to keep her members on board the impeachment train, lest the whole effort crash in failure and disgrace.

Pelosi on Impeachment: 'Republicans Are in Denial About the Facts'.  During a Nov. 21 press conference at the U.S. Capitol, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the reason why the impeachment inquiry does not have bipartisan support is that "Republicans are in denial about the facts."  "The Republicans are in denial about the facts," she said.  "If the Republicans do not want to honor their oath of office, then I don't think we should be characterized as partisan in that way because we are patriotic."  On the other side of the issue, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the facts arising from the hearings are in favor of President Donald Trump.  When asked by reporters what is the strongest defense of the Republicans, he said the facts are the strongest defense, as the impeachment inquiry hearings move on.

New Impeachment Poll Shows Pelosi and Schiff May Be Setting Democrats up for a 2020 Election Disaster.  In spite of what the national media and Democrats have been saying about voter support for impeaching President Trump, the writing has been on the wall for weeks suggesting they're on a path to disaster come election time.  A new Politico-Morning Consult poll bears that out, but first, let's look at what other revealing polls have said over the last few weeks.  Roughly two weeks before the public impeachment inquiry hearings began, a Suffolk University poll showed that when it comes to the impeachment issue, the devil is in the details.  In that poll, 31% of those surveyed believed the July call between Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky was not a big deal.  21% said that even though they felt the call was wrong, they didn't feel he should be impeached over it, meaning a total of 52% of the 1,000 registered voters surveyed believed Trump had not committed an impeachable offense with the call.

Nixon's Lessons for the Would-Be Impeachers.  One of the many galling aspects of the contemptible farce being conducted by the House Democratic leadership is the historical myth-making they glibly inflict on the country.  This is the mentality that held that the Macdonald's-like detention centers on the southern border for minors who entered the country illegally after being abandoned by their so-called families, were, to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reminiscent of Nazi death camps.  (Doubtless the centers were the most commodious accommodation most of these unfortunate young people had ever had.)  Each asinine day in this absurd divertissement is "prayerful and solemn," Pelosi laments, adding that the hearings prove that this president's conduct was "much worse than Nixon's" and that "he should resign," too.

Nancy Pelosi Is Already Attacking the Legitimacy of the 2020 Election.  In her Dear Colleague letter pushing back against Republican anti-impeachment talking points, Nancy Pelosi wrote this:  "The weak response to these hearings has been, 'Let the election decide.'  That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because the President is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections."  Is he?  If a Republican had suggested that a presidential election was a "dangerous" notion, he would have triggered around-the-clock panic-stricken coverage on CNN and a series of deep dives in The Atlantic lamenting the conservative turn against our sacred democratic ideals.  What Pelosi has done is even more cynical.  She's arguing that if Democrats fail in their efforts to impeach Trump — and, I assume, remove him from office — then the very legitimacy of the 2020 election will be in question before any votes are cast.

A Shocking Suggestion From Speaker Pelosi.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi's suggestion that President Trump emulate President Nixon and resign is, in our opinion, a shocking démarche unworthy of her office.  And a glimpse into the predicament of the Democrats, who, though they began beating the drums for impeachment more than three years ago, still don't seem to know what charges to lay against the president.

Nancy Pelosi Tells Democrats That Impeachment Is Important Because the Voters Can't Be Trusted to Make the Right Decision in 2020.  As we've documented here in some detail, the impeachment of Donald Trump is collapsing under the weight of its own dishonesty and the pressure of the 2020 election.  The exact 'high crime' or 'misdemeanor' President Trump stands accused of has gone through three iterations after the 'collusion' and 'obstruction' failed to gain any traction.  And Pelosi, herself, seems uncertain of how to proceed with a process neither her caucus nor the voters are eager to see go further.  Sometimes, though, pressure becomes sort of the "in vino veritas" for politicians.  And impeachment pressure has had that effect on Pelosi.  Unable to find a rational argument to the two main points opposing this fake impeachment — there are no crimes and this is an election year so let the voters decide — Pelosi tried to stomp down on those opinions before they began to corrupt the GroupThink of her caucus.

Nancy Pelosi goes for slam dunk — and crashes to court.  It's no coincidence that the very word Pelosi chose to characterize Trump's behavior during his call with Ukraine's president is specifically named in the Constitution as an impeachable offense.  Article II, Section 4 provides that the "president, vice president and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors."  Quid pro quo wasn't getting it.  So the left had to slap on a label that's impeachable.

The silly sanctification of Marie Yovanovitch.  [Scroll down]  The Mueller investigation and this Ukraine nonsense was and remains an attempted cover-up.  And as cover-ups go, this one has gone very badly for the cover-uppers.  Brennan, Clapper, Comey et. al. were bad enough.  The current crop of wannabe-impeachers are like the Three Stooges.  Schiff has bungled his bit of Intel committee tyranny so badly, he's recruiting Trump voters by the thousands.  Like the FSOs and the Comey crowd, Schiff thinks he is smarter than the American public, that we are easily fooled, but in fact, the American public is much smarter than these swamp-dwellers.  They are [much] smarter than Schiff.  He has made an utter fool of himself these past weeks.  Letting him chair the Intel committee was the biggest mistake of Pelosi's career.

Top Democrats Concede They're Losing The Impeachment Battle.  CNN reported Thursday evening [11/14/2019] that top Democrats are privately acknowledging that the impeachment hearings will do little to persuade the vast majority of the public that President Trump committed an impeachable offense.  According to CNN, in a private meeting earlier this week, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants were skeptical about the prospects of a dramatic shift in opinion even as public impeachment hearings began this week, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter."  Nevertheless, they intend to carry on, in the hopes that things might change. [...] It seems Democrats fault the American public, for apparently not being smart enough to understand what abuse of power is.

Pelosi gets curt with 'Mr. Republican talking points' James Rosen for basic question.  Congressional Democrats are so accustomed to being treated like royal dignitaries by the demonstrably biased left-wing mainstream media that they tend to cop an attitude whenever real journalists hit them with tough questions.  Take Your Highness Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House.  She's used to being celebrated as a "badass" by CNN, a network whose own analysts recently fantasized about the president's impeachment leading to her being installed as America's next president.  And so when veteran journalist James Rosen of Sinclair chose on Wednesday to treat Pelosi exactly how the mainstream media treat the president, she cried foul.

Impeachment hearings!  Is that all they've got?  [Scroll down]  Something is manifestly wrong with Adam Schiff. [...] He does not, apparently cannot, differentiate between the truth and lies. [...] He has become a joke and his own Democrat colleagues know it.  He is an embarrassment.  If she were wise, which she is not, Pelosi would shut this faux inquiry down now.  But wisdom is not her strong point.  When Trump wins the 2020 election in a landslide, the Democrats will blame Schiff.  They will never admit that Trump won because he is a great president and has gone a long way toward making American great again.  If what we saw and heard on Wednesday [11/13/2019] was any indication of what the Democrats have in support of their effort to depose him, if that is all there is, they are making the biggest mistake of their political lives.

Nervous Nancy's two alternatives.  [Scroll down]  She will end up pleasing a relatively small percentage consisting of those who are passionate about "sticking it to Trump." With an almost certain acquittal in the Senate, a celebratory Trump awaits as he proclaims ultimate victory and makes those House members who voted "Aye" pay dearly.  With the vote tentatively scheduled to give America a Christmas present it will not soon forget, we will see just how Nervous Nancy chooses to "ring in the holidays."

Schiff's impeachment fraud: 'I'd take a flamethrower to this place!'  Why Pelosi ever gave Schiff any power over anything, let alone the Intel Committee, is a mystery.  Surely, she is embarrassed by his fascist tactics in service of his obsession.  But then again, perhaps she is not.  Who knows what goes on in her addle-pated, Botoxed brain?  Is she, like Schiff, morally and intellectually challenged?  They are both making fools of themselves. [...] Is it possible she has lost all touch with reality, that she thinks Schiff and his Deep State cohorts can convince enough Republicans to abandon the most successful president since Reagan?  Hard to believe, but possible.

Who's Your Baghdadi, Now?  You would think, if you were an American and had the sense you were born with, the execution of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would be cause for jubilation.  But if you're a Democrat, and therefore lacking the sense you were born with, it is anything but a happy occasion.  In fact, one's reaction to the news that not only was the leader of ISIS dead, but his successor was also on the express train to Hell, could serve as a Rorschach test for Americans.  Nancy Pelosi was unable to exhibit unbridled joy because, she complained, President Trump hadn't run the plan past her, Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler, before greenlighting the mission.  She was also upset because the President had alerted Russia.  He did so because the Special Ops would be flying over Russian-held territory in Syria and he didn't want them being shot down.  Also, Trump knew that, unlike the Democrats, the Russians can keep a secret.

GOP senator defends calling Pelosi 'dumb': 'What I said was accurate'.  Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) defended remarks this week in which he called Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) "dumb," saying that his comments were "accurate."  "Well, I didn't mean disrespect," he said Friday on Fox News, "but I do think what I said was accurate."  "Let me say it again:  I think that what Speaker Pelosi is doing here is not only dumb, but it's dangerous," he said, referring to the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry led by Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi Says 'The Growing Climate Crisis is the Existential Threat of Our Time'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) issued a statement on Monday [11/4/2019] condemning President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and declaring that the "growing climate crisis is the existential threat of our time."

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There is no climate crisis.  The weather is not an existential threat.  Nobody care about global warming any more.  Even if you're as old as Nancy Pelosi, the climate is indistinguishable today from the climate in the year you were born.

Nancy Pelosi's Stall Tactics Hurt America's Economy.  We haven't had a true bipartisan victory in Washington for seemingly ages, but we are tantalizingly close to getting there.  This would be the passage of the U.S. Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA).  Both parties want this modernized version of the North American Free Trade Agreement to pass.  It is the legacy of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.  But this latest modernized trilateral trade deal for North America hasn't happened yet because of an endless parade of stall tactics by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  She is blockading a vote of the 435 members of the House of Representatives.

Two Pelosi errors that could cost Democrats the election in 2020.  It is an article of faith among political analysts that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a master strategist, and indeed her career is studded with significant accomplishments.  Yet, more recently, she has made two grievous errors that could well cost Democrats the election in 2020.  The first was putting Adam Schiff in charge of the impeachment inquiry.  The second is not reining in the so-called Squad, or the four female freshmen Democrats whose extreme progressive voices have helped push the Democrat party to the left, alienating much of the country.

Nancy Pelosi Worried 2020 Democrats Are Going Too Far Left.  Nancy Pelosi, who opened up an impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump in response to pressure from the far-left base of her party, has issued a warning to the Democrats running for president:  far-left proposals like Medicare for All and wealth taxes won't help them defeat Trump in 2020.  "What works in San Francisco does not necessarily work in Michigan.  What works in Michigan works in San Francisco — talking about workers' rights and sharing prosperity," she said at a Bloomberg News roundtable on Friday [11/1/2019].  "Remember November.  You must win the Electoral College." [...] She also warned about supporting the Green New Deal.  "There's very strong opposition on the labor side to the Green New Deal because it's like 10 years, no more fossil fuel.  Really?" she said.  Interestingly enough, Joe Biden caved to pressure and embraced the plan, despite the fact that he's supposed to be the "centrist" alternative to the crazies.

Liz Cheney calls on Nancy Pelosi to release impeachment transcripts, end 'selective leaking'.  Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., on Friday called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to release the full transcripts of all depositions in the Trump impeachment inquiry, and demanded the end to what she called "selective leaking" of documents to the media.  "Despite the vote in the House on October 31, House Democrats continue to conduct the partisan effort to impeach the President in secret," Cheney wrote in a letter to Pelosi.

Pelosi Uncorks Impeachment Probe With Few Answers and High Risks.  Nancy Pelosi has launched a new phase of the impeachment inquiry with no explicit timetable, no defined scope of what to investigate, no guarantee the White House will cooperate and not a single Republican vote — in many ways taking Congress and the country into the exact politically perilous place she long sought to avoid.  The vote puts pressure on President Donald Trump, who now is all but certain to face a vote on articles of impeachment in the coming months.  But the onus also falls on Pelosi to finish what she started, with only the slimmest majority of public support in polls and many nervous Democrats who know voters will hold them to account for what happens.

Pelosi's Latest Sanctimonious, Hypocritical Lying, Quickly & Easily Exposed.  On Thursday Speaker Pelosi, offered one of her most dishonest, sanctimonious, pearl clutching, impeachment related moments.  And that's saying something.  The Democrat defended her latest action by saying, "This is not any cause for any glee or comfort.  This is something that is very solemn ... Nobody ... comes to Congress to impeach the president of the United States, unless his actions are jeopardizing our honoring our oath of office."  What Pelosi is deliberately ignoring is that every member of the radical "Squad", now controlling the Democrat caucus, was very much, and in some cases gleefully, preaching impeachment before coming to Congress.

A tragedy for the nation — and democracy.  Another day, another giant step on the road to ruin.  Either Nancy Pelosi has lost her mind or she really wants to dig America's grave.  The vote to formalize the impeachment jihad is a great day for Trump haters and a tragedy for democracy and common sense.  Coming a year before an election and without a compelling claim that the president committed anything remotely resembling "high crimes and misdemeanors," the action is an abuse of power for purely partisan purposes.  The timing is also exquisite.  Voting on Halloween, and on the same day when Democratic Rep. Katie Hill took to the House floor to declare herself a victim of a double standard after she was caught engaging in threesomes with her husband and a campaign aide, the picture of a party seized by shamelessness is complete.

Steve Scalise:  Pelosi Using Impeachment Probe to Influence 2020 Presidential Election.  While briefing reporters in the wake of the House Democrat's approval, along party lines, of the impeachment inquiry resolution, Scalise declared:  ["]If you look at where we are at right now, we're at an important point in history.  Clearly, there are people that we serve with that don't like the results of the 2016 election — that's their prerogative — but the country next year will be deciding who our president is going to be.  It should not be Nancy Pelosi and a small group of people that she selects that get to determine who's going to be our president.["]  He went on to say that Democrats are not interested in getting to the bottom of the allegations that triggered the impeachment effort.  Instead, their focus is solely on removing President Donald Trump from office and overturning the results of the 2016 elections, Scalise indicated.

Pelosi Bonaparte sees her Waterloo.  For months, we have listened to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insist that this whole "formal impeachment inquiry" in search of a "high crime" did not require a vote by the full House of Representatives.  Until, apparently, it does.  Never mind.  It is worth noting that previously there have been three (3) votes by the full House on impeaching President Trump.  Each failed miserably, losing lopsided and bipartisan votes.  Never mind again.  Now comes Mrs. Pelosi forcing a vote by the full House on a formal impeachment inquiry.  It passed by brute majority, 232-196.  While technically a "win" for Democrats, Thursday's vote falls disastrously short of Mrs. Pelosi's insistence for the past two years that any impeachment effort be bipartisan.  The only thing that was "bipartisan" out of the House vote were the "nays" to halt this impeachment nonsense, which included every House Republican along with two Democrats.

Nancy Pelosi Says Impeachment 'Isn't About Anything Personal with the President'.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters the impeachment inquiry into President Trump is not because of any personal reasons Democrats may have against him.  Pelsoi said the impeachment inquiry is consistent to what the Founding Fathers had envisioned for the country and the separate, coequal branches of the government.

Also posted under Liberals think you're stupid.

40 Conservative Groups File Ethics Complaint Against Speaker Pelosi:  Partisan 'Weaponized Impeachment'.  Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, spearheaded the filing of a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) "unconstitutional, partisan investigation" of President Donald Trump.  The complaint also targeted the impeachment resolution passed by the House on Thursday 232-196 — a tally of those opposed to the resolution that included two Democrats and every Republican member.

Nancy Pelosi targeted in ethics complaint filed by 40 conservative groups.  A coalition of conservative groups has filed an ethics complaint against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D.-Calif., alleging she has "hypocritically usurped" the authority of the president and "weaponized" impeachment proceedings.  "In launching her 'official' impeachment inquiry without benefit of a vote of the full House of Representatives and without indicating anything remotely qualifying as 'treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors' that is the subject of the inquiry, Speaker Pelosi has weaponized impeachment," reads the complaint, led by Tea Party Patriots Action's Jenny Beth Martin and signed by 40 different groups.

History will not be kind to Nancy Pelosi.  One way or another, Nancy Pelosi will go down in history.  Let's hope she doesn't take America with her.  The speaker's decision to go all in on impeachment is fraught with danger and could have fateful consequences far beyond Donald Trump's presidency.  With only about a year to go until the 2020 election, Pelosi has thrown her full weight behind the effort to undo the results of 2016.  This is a historic mistake, one that could tear America apart.  Based on the evidence the House has made public, impeaching Trump is a meritless, reckless assault on democracy.

Pelosi's deceptive 'impeachment vote'.  Speaker Pelosi is playing word games, trying to pull a fast one on the Republicans, the American people, and the Constitution by appearing to "authorize" a formal impeachment inquiry, while not actually passing an impeachment resolution that would trigger rights for Republican House members to call witnesses and issue subpoenas.  That is why, when ambushed by NBC News, she was careful to make a distinction and say "It is not an impeachment resolution."

This Impeachment Subverts the Constitution.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed committees investigating President Trump to "proceed under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry," but the House has never authorized such an inquiry.  Democrats have been seeking to impeach Mr. Trump since the party took control of the House, though it isn't clear for what offense.  Lawmakers and commentators have suggested various possibilities, but none amount to an impeachable offense.  The effort is akin to a constitutionally proscribed bill of attainder — a legislative effort to punish a disfavored person.  The Senate should treat it accordingly.  The impeachment power is quasi-judicial and differs fundamentally from Congress's legislative authority.  The Constitution assigns "the sole power of impeachment" to the House — the full chamber, which acts by majority vote, not by a press conference called by the Speaker.  Once the House begins an impeachment inquiry, it may refer the matter to a committee to gather evidence with the aid of subpoenas.  Such a process ensures the House's political accountability, which is the key check on the use of impeachment power.

After Baghdadi Action, Dem Candidates Have Their Work Cut Out for Them.  Nancy Pelosi appears to have been deeply unhappy she and other Democratic House members weren't informed in advance of the action to eliminate Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Saturday night [10/27/2019].  However, on a "need to know basis" Nancy had no need to know whatsoever, nor did Chuck Schumer or the meretricious House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff.  Indeed, given the way these people and their colleagues leak and have leaked, in and out of the media, Trump would have been not only insane but guilty of gross negligence to have warned these hyper-partisans of an action in which many of our nation's finest could easily have been blown to smithereens.

Pelosi Calls House Vote to Affirm Speaker Impeachment Inquiry The House Never Authorized.  Very nice trick here by the Lawfare advisory and rules committee that is handling the construct of the "Official House Inquiry" on impeachment.  It is such a good trick it has everyone crossed-up and confused.  Likely, that is by design.  On Thursday of this week [10/31/2019] Speaker Pelosi is bringing to the floor a resolution to affirm her previous declaration of an "Official House Inquiry". Mrs. Pelosi is very purposefully and carefully telling reporters this is not a "House resolution on impeachment".

Pick up a newspaper, Nancy.  There's your briefing.
Nancy Pelosi demands briefing on U.S. military's al-Baghdadi raid.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday demanded a briefing on the U.S. military strike that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a raid in which President Trump said Congress leaders were intentionally left out of the loop. [...] In announcing the major takedown in the fight against the Islamic State or ISIS, Mr. Trump singled out Mrs. Pelosi when saying congressional leaders couldn't be trusted in the planning of the attack in Syria.  "Washington is a leaking machine," the president said during the announcement earlier Sunday from the White House.  Mrs. Pelosi commended the U.S. military for carrying out the raid but did not mention Mr. Trump, who made killing al-Baghdadi a priority and gave the order for the strike.

Obviously she can't be trusted.
Trump says he kept details of ISIS operation from Pelosi to avoid leaks.  President Trump said Sunday morning [10/27/2019] that he did not tell House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the U.S. military raid in Syria that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi because he was worried about leaks that could have compromised the mission.  Vice President Mike Pence said this was not an indication of a lack of trust.  When asked if he notified Pelosi beforehand, Trump said he did not because he did not want any members of the U.S. forces to die.

Pelosi finally makes [a] statement on [the] al-Baghdadi raid and it's as petty as it gets.  Amid reports that President Donald Trump did not inform House Speaker Nancy Pelosi beforehand on the top-secret raid by U.S. forces that resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the speaker released a statement that rained on Trump's parade.  While the president celebrated bringing "the world's number one terrorist leader to justice," the California Democrat snubbed Trump in saying al-Baghdadi's death "does not mean the death of ISIS."  Of course, it took her two and a half hours to come up with a response — a lifetime in today's social media age.

Nancy Pelosi 'fiddles while the USMCA is in the deep freeze'.  The U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement is ready to go, but the Trump administration blames one person for holding it back:  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  "She fiddles while the USMCA is in the deep freeze," White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told FOX Business' "Mornings with Maria" on Thursday.  "The false narrative here is this whole issue about labor enforcement.  That problem's effectively been solved."  The USMCA was ratified by Mexico on June 19.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said Canada will ratify the deal once Pelosi brings it up for a vote in the House, where her Democratic party regained control in mid-term elections in 2018.

Mittens, the Deep State, and the Ongoing Coup Against POTUS.  House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, announced impeachment proceedings against the president just three hours after stating in a speech that she would not.  Speaker Pelosi had zero evidence, cause, stated reason and lacked the required vote of the House of Representatives to do so, but announced it anyway.  Strangely enough... and what caught my attention... Mitt Romney jumped on the "Impeach Trump" train that same day.  How did Nancy go from "There will be no impeachment proceedings," that morning in New York to announcing impeachment proceedings that afternoon when she got back to Washington, DC?  Meet the Grand Master of the Deep State in America.  Admitted Communist, John Brennan, who has some serious explaining to do now that his attempted coup of U.S. President Donald Trump has been exposed... and continues!  So why did Romney want to shut down any investigation of Ukraine's role as well?  That's the question that got this investigation started and it's shocking.

'Impeach Pelosi' Petition Surpasses Quarter-Million Signatures on White House Website.  A White House website "We the People" petition calling on Congress to "IMPEACH Pelosi for treason!" has garnered more than a quarter-million signatures to-date.  As of Wednesday, October 23, 2019, more than 260,000 people have signed the petition to impeach House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) created January 18, 2019 on the "We the People" website — more than two and a half times the minimum of 100,000 required to warrant an official response.  The Georgia woman who created the petition in January, Marjorie Taylor Greene, personally delivered a copy of the petition to Speaker Pelosi's House office on February 22 of this year.  Greene continues to encourage Americans to sign the petition, aided by President Donald Trump's recent calls for Pelosi's impeachment for the way she has conducted her impeachment inquiry of him.

Speaker Pelosi Justifies Effort:  Investigating Political Corruption is Grounds for Impeachment.  Nancy Pelosi released a "fact sheet" outlining her justification for the impeachment process.  Within the justification Speaker Pelosi/Lawfare intentionally conflates investigating past political corruption/interference (2016) with the current 2020 election.  Speaker Pelosi's self-serving position boils down to:  any effort by the executive branch to investigate prior political corruption is grounds for presidential impeachment.

Pelosi's 'fact sheet' on Trump impeachment.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) office on Monday released a "fact sheet" detailing allegations against President Trump amid House Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry.  "President Trump has betrayed his oath of office, betrayed our national security and betrayed the integrity of our elections for his own personal political gain," the document argues.

The mother of all hissy fits.  By now, you've all heard about Speaker Nancy Pelosi walking out on President Trump. [...] My theory is that Speaker Pelosi was trying to pick a fight with President Trump to compensate for the announcement that there'd be no impeachment vote anytime soon.  What else do you do when the left wants to hang him from the tree outside of the Capitol Building?  No matter what, Speaker Pelosi did not look good for a woman who is third in line to assume the presidency.

She probably pictures herself as George Washington.
Nancy Pelosi Compares Impeachment Effort to American Revolution.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday [10/17/2019] compared the Democrat-led impeachment effort to the American Revolution, telling a crowd at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum that "the times have found us." [...] Pelosi's claim that none of the Democrat lawmakers came to Congress with the intention of pursuing impeachment against the president is patently false.  Some members of the far-left "Squad" called for President Trump's impeachment prior to taking office.

Guerrilla Politics.  The guerrilla element started even before Trump was elected and has continued for the last three years. [...] These attacks, as currently deployed by the Democrats, are a constant barrage of false accusations, such as the Russian collusion and the quid pro quo with Ukraine's President Volodomyr Zelensky.  The charges against Trump need not be true, but they do need to be overlapping and unending.  The "guerrillas" attack his family, his nominees (Gorsuch and Kavanaugh), or members of his administration (Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Sanders, et. al.). They attack using false accusations as a direct counter against President Trump's effective use of Twitter.  Nancy Pelosi expressed the strategy clearly in a press conference.  Tell a lie to the media.  Let the media run with it.  Cite the media later as truth.  A very effective but disingenuous means of convincing the masses that Trump is an ogre.

Pelosi: 'The Voters Are Not Going to Decide' Impeachment Issue.  Why not let the American people decide in November 2020 if President Trump should stay in office, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked at her Thursday [10/17/2019] news conference.  Election issues are for voters, and impeachment is for lawmakers, Pelosi responded. [...] "The voters are not going to decide whether we honor our oath of office," Pelosi said.  "They already decided that in the last election."

A Lie Is Not Just a Lie.  [Scroll down]  Why do they change positions so often?  Because the polls said they should.  Can a Democrat run as a pro-lifer?  Never!  Is Nancy Pelosi really a devout Catholic?  Does she believe what the Catholic Church says Catholics believe?  Or does she say what she has to say to get elected?  Does that mean that her whole professional life is one big unprincipled lie?  It certainly means that constituents don't hold her to a standard requiring reconciliation of obvious inconsistencies.

Nancy Pelosi being politically smart by delaying impeachment vote, Brit Hume says.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being politically smart by holding off on a formal Trump impeachment vote on the chamber floor, according to Brit Hume.  However, the investigation she is engineering is "peculiar" and unlike past proceedings against ex-presidents like Richard Nixon, Hume claimed Tuesday [10/15/2019] on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."  "I frankly can't think of a good reason, from her point of view, why she would hold a vote," he said.

Pelosi: No House vote on impeachment inquiry.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday she will not stage a vote on the House floor to officially launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.  The decision came after Democratic leaders, returning to Washington following a two-week recess, had reached out to members of their diverse caucus to gauge the party's support for such a vote. [...] "There's no requirement that we have a vote, and so at this time we will not be having a vote," Pelosi told reporters during a last-minute press briefing in the Capitol.

Pelosi Refuses to Hold Full House Vote On an Impeachment Inquiry.  Ahead of the Democratic debate on Tuesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she would hold off on having a full House vote to authorize a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.  Republicans have pushed Pelosi to hold a formal vote in the House.  Doing so would give the White House the ability to subpoena their own witnesses.  The Speaker, however, said a formal vote isn't required for Democrats to continue with their probe.  According to Pelosi, Trump violated the Emoluments Clause by allowing foreign governments to interfere in the American government and elections.

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The charges are broad and vague.  Where's the evidence?  The American people (excluding the baby-killing socialist Democrats) aren't going to stand for this claptrap.  Public school graduates have never heard of "emoluments," but even they can see this is just wrong.

The Democrat Impeachment Circus.  [Scroll down]  Even the New York Times has admitted that "Democrats are deviating in key ways from the way the House launched the two presidential impeachment inquiries of the modern era."  It starts with the fact of the impeachment inquiry itself.  In both the Clinton and Nixon administrations, the House Judiciary Committee's investigation into potential impeachable offenses was given credibility by full votes in the House.  House Democrats have had no such vote.  Probably because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) knows it would fail.

Turns out Biden's family not the only one to benefit from Ukrainian fossil fuels.  On Sept. 24, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the official impeachment inquiry that would be led by the Intelligence Committee and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).  At first, this was a curious decision to objective persons, since the Judiciary Committee has the authority over this type of procedure.  At the time, Pelosi indicated a threat by President Donald Trump to our national security during the July 25 conversation between him and President Zelensky of Ukraine.  She did this without the benefit of the transcript, but she doubtless already knew much of the CIA "whistleblower's" complaint.  Further, the Ukrainian president disputes her version.  But this is not the rationale for her haste to convene the investigation.  It appears that the D.C. swamp benefits another powerful family.  The Biden family has gotten special treatment from Ukrainian oil interests, and the Pelosi family has a similar advantage.

Report: Democrats Privately Urging Pelosi to Hold Impeachment Inquiry Vote.  Some House Democrats are privately calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to hold a vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry to undermine Republican criticism that the process is illegitimate, Politico reported this week.  So far, Pelosi has refused to schedule a vote, arguing that the Constitution and House rules do not require the lawmakers to do so.  Meanwhile, the White House and its Republican congressional allies contend that such a vote is necessary to legitimize the inquiry per the recognized standards of previous impeachment efforts.

Trump: Nancy Pelosi 'Hates the United States of America'.  President Donald Trump on Friday declared during his Lake Charles, Louisiana, re-election rally that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) "hates the United States of America."  "Nervous Nancy, I used to think she loved the country," President Trump began.  "She hates the country, she wouldn't be doing this to the country if she did," the president continued, in reference to her support for an impeachment inquiry.

Nancy Pelosi's Faithless Impeachment.  Democrats like the latest polls on impeaching President Donald Trump, some of which show rising support.  But in the long term, it is a losing issue.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made it so when she launched an "impeachment inquiry" without waiting for the evidence.  By the time Pelosi convened a fateful meeting with House Democrats on Sep. 24, Trump had already announced he would release the transcript the next day.  Pelosi went ahead, anyway.

Pelosi [is] allowing [a] sham process to undermine impeachment.  Let me see if I understand the Democratic position on impeachment:  They have begun an impeachment inquiry because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says so.  The House of Representatives has not authorized it.  Hearings are being held in secret and transcripts of interviews are not being released.  The minority party cannot ask questions, request evidence or subpoena witnesses, and witnesses have no due process.  Trump administration officials cannot have department attorneys with them.  And if the Trump administration does not surrender to their demands, they will consider the president guilty of obstruction.  Are they serious?  An impeachment inquiry, in terms of House precedent, requires a full House vote.  For the body to act as one-half of one-third of the government, it must vote.  Mrs. Pelosi may be the speaker, but she does not individually speak for the entire House.

GOP Rep. Ralph Abraham introduces resolution to expel Nancy Pelosi from House.  A Louisiana Republican congressman introduced a resolution Tuesday [10/8/2019] to expel Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., from the House of Representatives, the latest sign that frustration in the GOP is building as Democrats continue their impeachment inquiry against President Trump.  Rep. Ralph Abraham's resolution stands no realistic chance of passing in the Democratic-controlled House.  Likewise, Republicans have argued that Democrats' potential articles of impeachment are all but certain to stall if they ever reach the Senate.

Nancy Pelosi's Prayers.  An ardent, prayerful, and moral Nancy Pelosi has been called from sitting for her holy-card portrait to lend her aid in getting the president impeached — and the nation torn apart in the process. [...] But even as she expends herself, Mother Teresa-like, for the good of humanity on the impeachment crusade, she can still serve other mission fields as well.  Take last week, when she fellowshipped with the saints at Planned Parenthood, telling them how "Republicans 'ignore basic morality'" with their bans on partial-birth abortions and infanticide.  Such bans are immoral, she says, because they violate (what else?) the Constitution, and "every woman, everywhere has the constitutional and moral right to basic reproductive health care."  And what more basic reproductive health care does every pregnant mother need than a grisly procedure that will stop her pregnancy dead — literally?  It's strange that 93% of OB-GYNs so immorally fail to provide their patients with this most basic reproductive health procedure.  Are they all Republicans?

Why can't Dems treat Trump as fairly as Republicans did Bill Clinton?  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a clear duty to call an immediate House vote to authorize an official impeachment inquiry — if she dares.  The White House informed her today that the Executive Branch won't play along with the lawless "inquiry" that House Democrats have been engaged in — which President Trump has quite fairly termed "a totally compromised kangaroo court."  White House counsel Pat Cipollone's letter to Pelosi spells out the problems.  While the Constitution clearly gives the House the power to begin impeachment proceedings, it does not give the speaker the privilege of declaring them all by herself.

If the House Won't Vote, Impeachment Inquiry Is Just a Democratic Stunt.  "The House of Representatives ... shall have the sole Power of Impeachment."  It's right there in black-and-white:  In article I, section 2, clause 5, our Constitution vests the entirety of the power to call for removal of the president of the United States in a single body — the House.  Not in the Speaker of the House.  In the House of Representatives.  The institution, not one of its members.  To be sure, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a very powerful government official:  second in the line of succession to the presidency; arguably, the most powerful member of Congress. [...] But she does not have the power to impeach on her own.

Trump accuses Pelosi of 'treason' and calls for her to be 'immediately impeached'.  President Trump accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of treason and called for her, along with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, to be impeached. [...] In addition to calling on Schiff to resign, the president has accused the congressman of helping to write an intelligence community whistleblower's complaint about the call, which paved the way for House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry into Trump, after news broke that the unnamed CIA officer spoke with House Intelligence staff before filing the complaint.

Russiagate Gets a Bad and Frightening Facelift.  The Democrat's impeachment "inquiry" is not about anything Trump did or didn't do.  Like the anti-climactic Russian soap opera that came before it, it's about discrediting President Trump before the 2020 election.  Their last attempt failed; unashamed and undeterred, they're giving it another shot.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) deserves some credit.  She played the waiting game.  She knew that the Russia hoax was a loser, and she has been rewarded for her patience.  Russiagate was a long, miserable war of attrition that ended in spectacular embarrassment.  Robert Mueller's sphinxlike pronouncements muddled what was an impossibly byzantine tale from the beginning, and by the end of the saga the Democrats were demoralized and resigned to beating Trump at the ballot box.

Pelosi Stopped In South Carolina For a Fundraiser But Was Greeted By Massive Crowd of Trump Supporters.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday [10/4/2019] arrived in Greenville, South Carolina for a speech at a fundraiser hosted by the South Carolina Democratic Party.  What Pelosi probably wasn't expecting though was the number of President Donald Trump's supporters who would be there to welcome her to the Palmetto State.

Dirty Nancy Pelosi Visits South Carolina for Event — Massive Trump Crowd Greets Her on Street.  Dirty Nancy Pelosi traveled to South Carolina for a Democrat Party fundraiser in Greenville on Friday [10/4/2019].  But before she made it to her event a massive Trump crowd lined the streets to greet her.

Nancy in the swamp of despond.  It's becoming clearer that Nancy Pelosi's half-clever ploy of unilaterally declaring that an impeachment "inquiry" was in progress is backfiring in a big way.  At first, it seemed that this was a smart move — by simply stating an inquiry was in motion without going through the necessary formalities such as a full House vote, Pelosi was calming the crazies of her caucus (such as the Squad), while leaving herself plenty of maneuvering room to divert or back out should things start to deteriorate.  But now the pterodactyls have come home to roost, and the drawbacks of her game have become evident.

Moral Equivalence in the 'Unilateral' Impeachment Inquiry.  In his incisive legal analysis, Andrew McCarthy notes how the absence of a formal vote to commence the impeachment inquiry and the failure (at present) to issue subpoenas would invoke due process safeguards for the president, his administration, and other potential witnesses and/or custodians of sought after materials.  He is correct, but if one doubts him, there is a more elementary political rule of thumb to follow:  if Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) thought taking a vote to commence a formal impeachment inquiry was good for her Democratic caucus, there would have been a vote.  No matter how the Speaker publicly rationalizes the absence of a vote (and accompanying subpoenas), her caucus' inaction speaks louder than her words.

Nancy Pelosi's Son Was Exec At Gas Company That Did Business In Ukraine.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's son Paul Pelosi Jr. visited Ukraine in 2017 to meet with government officials in connection to a business initiative.  Now, unearthed records reveal that Paul Pelosi Jr. was an executive of a gas industry company that did business in Ukraine — and his mother Nancy Pelosi was featured in one of the company's promotional videos.

Nancy Pelosi On Schiff's Made Up Trump Phone Call: 'He Did Not Make It Up'.  Nancy Pelosi tried to throw a lifeline to Rep. Adam Schiff, insisting the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee "did not" make up a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.  Schiff undeniably fabricated quotes as he led off a hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire last week.  ABC News' anchor George Stephanopoulus even confronted Schiff over the incident, playing the clip of the disgraceful display and stating, "That was you making up dialogue, putting it in the president's mouth."  The California Democrat has since claimed he was simply engaged in a parody.

Impeachment is the Democrats' entire political agenda.
Nancy Pelosi thinks she can work with Trump on Dems' political agenda while working to impeach him.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., thinks it's possible for her and her Democratic colleagues to work with President Donald Trump on a long list of political agenda items, despite House Democrats' latest impeachment efforts.  At a Capitol Hill press conference alongside House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Tuesday [10/1/2019], Pelosi was asked how she plans to work with the president on Democratic agenda items like prescription drug costs, trade, and gun control while conducting impeachment efforts against the man.

Democrats' Trump Impeachment Push Is a Bonanza for Republicans.  As Napoleon Bonaparte once said, never interfere with your enemy when he is making a mistake. [...] The "new" Democratic Party is steering the impeachment ship, and the "old" Democrats must aid and abet if they wish to survive politically.  Pelosi knows that an impeachment conviction in the U.S. Senate is highly unlikely, so the only logical conclusion is that she's petrified of the Bolshevik Democrats in her party.

9 Reasons Why Impeachment Is a Fraud.  [Reason #5] Pelosi rushed to judgment.  The California Democrat announced that she was authorizing an impeachment inquiry prior to reviewing any evidence whatsoever, including interviewing witnesses or examining documents in support of an impeachment, including the transcript of the phone conversation.  On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry in response to mounting pressure from fellow House Democrats, although she was fully aware that the president was considering the release of the transcript.  The following day, Wednesday the 25th, the president declassified the transcript of his phone call and authorized its release.

Washington Post Fantasizes About President Pelosi.  After Trump took office, liberals fantasized about Trump getting impeached and then having Hillary, through a rather convoluted series of events, installed as president.  Harvard University professor Lawrence Lessig even laid out a step-by-step process for that to happen.  Trump would, of course, either resign or be impeached and removed from office, after which Pence would assume office and immediately resign.  At the time, Paul Ryan was speaker of the House, and he was next in line for the presidency, but for some bizarre reason would choose Hillary for vice president.  The circumstances were beyond absurd, but the left has a new, but similar fantasy:  Impeach Trump and Pence, and Nancy Pelosi, through presidential succession, becomes president.

In Trump impeachment, 'no one is above the law' could backfire on Democrats.  "No one is above the law," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she announced the Democratic effort to impeach President Trump over the Ukraine matter.  The phrase has become a Democratic mantra in the new impeachment push.  But it could, in the end, serve to highlight the weakness of the Democratic strategy. [...] Democrats might better say, "No president is above impeachment," which lacks punch but is more accurate.  Doing so, however, would emphasize the political nature of the battle and could make it more difficult for Democrats to win broad support for removing Trump.  So they say, "No one is above the law."  But what, exactly, does that mean?

Also posted under Emotional outbursts as a substitute for facts and reason.

Why Nancy Pelosi Now Supports Impeachment Even Though It's Insane.  The latest Ukraine-related non-scandal is almost irrelevant for its lack of substance.  This is not about substance.  This is about Pelosi losing control of her caucus should she continue to resist impeachment, and Pelosi sensing a looming electoral disaster of monumental proportions should impeachment be launched outside the parameters she defines.

Pelosi Suggests Losing The House Might Be Worth The Price If Trump Is Impeached.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Saturday night that she is willing to lose the House of Representatives to Republicans if it means ousting President Donald Trump.  "It doesn't matter," Pelosi said in response to a question from Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith about whether she is worried how an impeachment inquiry will impact the 2020 House elections.  "Our first responsibility is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."  She made the comments during an an interview at Tribune Fest, a festival in Texas highlighting newsmakers.

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Think about it, Nancy.  Impeaching Trump would leave you with a Republican majority in the House, and President Mike Pence.  How well do you think that would work for the baby-killing socialist party?

Happy retirement, Speaker Pelosi.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has valiantly fought the war on crazy long enough.  She tried her best to be the sane, adult centrist in her party — no easy task for a lifelong politician from San Francisco.  In the end, it was too much.  She has given up the fight.  The inmates have taken over the asylum.  Impeachment fever has a chokehold on the Democratic Party.  For Republican political operatives hoping to win back the House, this is good news.  They need to flip 20 House seats next year to gain back the majority.  Among those the GOP has targeted for flipping are the 31 sitting Democrats who represent districts that voted for President Trump in 2016.

The Marxists Running the Democrat Party Today Lust for Absolute Power.  Tucker Carlson opened his show on Friday night with the latest updates on the Democrat-media coup against Donald Trump.  In his open he played a clip of Speaker Nancy Pelosi now accusing Russia of being involved in the Democrats' latest made-up Trump scandal.  Of course, Pelosi and Democrats have absolutely zero evidence to push forward this theory or this impeachment scandal.  And, they certainly have no evidence that Russia is involved in anyway.  But as Tucker noted, Democrats no longer deal in facts.  They deal in emotions and a blood-lust for power.

Will this go down as 'the mother of all traps'?  Let's hope that President Trump starts tweeting and calling on Democrats to start the impeachment process.  It all starts with a floor vote, and no such thing is in the horizon.  The Democrats jumped the gun a bit here.  Speaker Pelosi should have have waited for the evidence.

Pelosi: Abortion Bans 'Ignore Basic Morality'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday evening the bans on abortion that have passed in many states "ignore basic morality."  "Today, as we know, an all-out assault on women's reproductive freedoms is sweeping the nation, as Republicans seek to impose abortion bans on millions of women in dozens of states," Pelosi said as she addressed attendees at the 50th anniversary dinner of abortion political action and advocacy organization NARAL.

Pelosi's Six-Committee Impeachment Investigation.  On the surface, the impeachment investigations of Nixon and Trump are quite similar.  In each case, the president was already under immense pressure, with a partisan media in full pursuit.  When each story broke, there was dominating, explosive coverage — with every talking head predicting imminent disaster — that goaded the Congress into taking immediate, forceful action.  Of course, with Nixon in particular, the stories seemed to pan out.  As things now stand, that does not appear to be the case with Trump. [...] This much seems true:  time and the tide of public opinion are simply not on Pelosi's side, and her six-committee approach will confuse rather than educate.

Russian Foreign Ministry:  Pelosi Is Making U.S. 'Laughing Stock of the World'.  Following the White House release of a memo on President Trump's July 25 phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday Democratic leaders were making the U.S. the "laughing stock of the world."  She also suggested mockingly which confidential U.S. documents should be made public next.  "I've read the transcript of the telephone conversation between Trump and [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky, which Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi found reason enough to launch a procedure of impeachment against her president," spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook account, according to the TASS news agency.  "Is it the U.S. Democrats' job to make their country a laughing stock of the world?" she asked, then added that that is "precisely what Mrs. Pelosi has done."

Watch: Pelosi's Words About Impeachment In 1998 Come Back To Haunt Her.  Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's words from 1998 about the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton are being used against her now as many critics are calling her a hypocrite in light of her decision this week to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.  "Today, the Republican majority is not judging the president with fairness, but impeaching him with a vengeance," Pelsoi said on December 18, 1998.  "In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles which Americans hold dear — privacy, fairness, checks and balances — have been seriously violated.  And why Because we are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton.  And until the Republicans free themselves of this hatred, our country will suffer."

Pelosi orders impeachment probe: 'No one is above the law'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief.

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No one is above what law?  What exactly did President Trump do that warrants impeachment?

Former CIA Officer: 'Pelosi Launched The Titanic Tonight Into A Gigantic Iceberg In November 2020'.  A former CIA officer who is a self-described Democrat compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's impeachment inquiry to the Titanic being launched "into a giant iceberg in 2020."  Speaking on Tuesday night's [9/24/2019] edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Bryan Dean Wright — introduced as a lifelong Democrat — was asked by Fox News host Tucker Carlson if impeachment was a "wise idea."  [Video clip]

The Latest Impeachment Frenzy Is About #Resistance, Not High Crimes And Misdemeanors.  "This has nothing to do with politics or partisanship."  That was how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it shortly before announcing the opening of an official impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.  Who is she trying to kid?

Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry.  After meeting with her Democratic caucus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday [9/24/2019] the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump's alleged efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate the business dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden.  Pelosi said "the president must be held accountable" for a "betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and the betrayal of the integrity of our elections."

Pelosi's dramatic impeachment move is really just another stall.  By announcing that the impeachment inquiry is now "official," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave the nation (or at least the national media) loads of drama Tuesday evening [9/24/2019] — but without actually doing anything.  House Judiciary chief Jerry Nadler has already been calling his committee's work an "official" impeachment inquiry, after all; now the speaker says the same.  But she's still not allowing any actual votes on the House floor about it.  All she's "done" is instruct six committee chairmen, including Nadler, to pull together all the dirt they've got.  That's apparently to go to Judiciary, which then might eventually vote on whether to recommend the full House vote on taking some next step.

Pelosi's impeachment flip-flop changes everything.  For months, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned itchy Democrats against the perils of impeachment.  She should have stuck to her guns.  In surrendering to the radicals and the noisy drumbeat of their media handmaidens, Pelosi established a formal investigative process involving the top legislative committees.  Yet she did something else, too, something far more monumental:  She effectively committed House Dems to impeaching President Trump.

Pelosi Formally Announces Trump Impeachment Inquiry.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is formally signing off on an impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump after he spoke to the Ukrainians, reportedly trying to coerce the political leadership there to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden on corruption charges.  This was dredged up after a whistleblower came forward to the intelligence community inspector general, though it's based on anonymous second-hand sources.  The whistleblower didn't even listen in on the calls, and it's not the intelligence community's job to snitch on the president.  The president can say whatever he wants to another foreign leader.  Period.  And now, before anyone has read the transcript of the call, the House Democrats are launching a full-blown impeachment push.  It's not shocking.  This was going to happen eventually.

Meeks: Pelosi Wants Trump 'in Jail,' Jailing Trump Only Way to Show We're Fighting for Rule of Law.  On Friday's [9/20/2019] broadcast of MSNBC's "The Beat," Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) stated that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants President Trump "in jail," and that putting President Trump in jail is the only way to show that the rule of law is being fought for.  Meeks said, "Speaker Pelosi, she's singularly focused to get this — she wants him in jail, where he really [belongs].  That's what her focus — she wants — Donald Trump, and if you look at all the things that he's done, it's almost if it was any other American, they would be in jail.  And she is focused singularly."

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Ordinarily the "rule of law" includes due process, as in, proof of a crime, trial by jury, etc.

Pelosi: C'mon, let's pass some laws that would let the president be indicted.  This is ridiculous but it's also the logical conclusion to Pelosi's extreme aversion to impeachment.  What could be nicer for a House Speaker who doesn't want to risk an impeachment backlash at the polls than handing off the responsibility for ousting the president to the Department of Justice?  Let federal prosecutors decide what to do!  Leave Democrats alone to chatter amiably about climate change and what not.  That was the whole charm of the Mueller investigation from a Democratic perspective, no?  Granted, the House remained charged with taking any formal action against the president, but that action would have been much safer politically if it had had the former endorsement of Robert Mueller.

Pelosi Calls For New Laws So Sitting Presidents Can Be Indicted.  At nearly 80 years old, Nancy Pelosi is a corrupt, career politician and poster-child for term limits.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in an interview with NPR on Friday that Congress should change the law so a sitting president can be indicted. [...] Pelosi, who refuses to accept the results of the 2016 presidential election, attacked Trump and accused him of abusing the Constitution.

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This is what's known as a bill of attainder.

Nancy Pelosi uses air-quotes to banter with reporters about what's in Donald Trump's 'mind' on gun background checks.  Speaking during her weekly press conference, Pelosi told reporters that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was wrong to delay acting on gun control legislation while he waits for the White House to signal what would be acceptable to Trump.  Asked what features of gun reform she thinks the president is weighing, she shot back: 'You want me to tell you what goes on in the president's "mind"?'  Pelosi made air-quotes with the fingers of both hands while saying the word 'mind,' drawing laughs from the room.

Pelosi Unloads On Nadler; Tells Him To Drop 'Moby Dick'-Like Impeachment Obsession.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler last week over his 'Moby Dick'-like obsession with impeaching President Trump, days before Trump's 2016 campaign manager Corey Lewandowski wiped the floor with Congressional Democrats during a contentious five-hour hearing on Tuesday [9/17/2019] in front of Nadler's panel.

Mainstream media savaged Nadler's impeachment hearing questioning of Corey Lewandowski (with an assist from Nancy Pelosi).  The mainstream media chorus turned on their Democrat allies over the questioning of Corey Lewandowski by Chairman Nadler's House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.  The breadth and depth of the rare media attack on Democrats needs explanation.  We are well accustomed to the mainstream media following nearly identical talking points, so the question becomes:  who sent the signal that beating up the impeachment hearings was the order of the day?  The most obvious candidate is Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking elected Democrat, who understands that an impeachment circus could lose many of the seats Democrats turned over in 2018 and cost the Democrats their House majority and her speakership.

Impeachment is dead and Democrats should thank Pelosi for saving them from themselves.  Liberals desperately need to see impeachment happen, if for nothing more than to soothe their own hurt feelings.  It's hard not to feel bad for them now, as they realize that it's just not going to happen.

Nancy Pelosi Running For Another Term As House Speaker, Even Though She Turns 80 Next Year.  Isn't it time for Nancy Pelosi to retire yet?  Millions of Americans are told by their employers every year that it's time for them to leave their jobs, that they have gotten too old, and that someone younger is taking their position.  Why doesn't this ever seem to apply to people in Washington?

Pelosi walks out on press:  I'm done talking about impeachment.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut down press questions about whether the House is conducting a formal impeachment inquiry as some lawmakers claim. [...] Pelosi's frustration led her to walk away from the podium, cutting her press conference short after calling for the media to focus on the Senate GOP's refusal to take up a Democratic proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases.  "Why is it that you are hung up with a word over here when lives are at stake over there?" the California Democrat said, walking out of the room.

Pelosi: 'August Jobs Report Offers Little Comfort in an Economy Faltering'.  The U.S. economy is "faltering," House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared Friday [9/6/2019] in response to the U.S. Labor Department's August report revealing that a record number of people were employed last month, while the unemployment rate held at 3.7% and fell to record lows for blacks and Hispanics.  "The August jobs report offers little comfort in an economy faltering under the Trump Administration's reckless agenda," Speaker Pelosi says in a statement posted on her website.

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[#1] The economy was "faltering" for the entire eight years of the incompetent Barack H. Obama regime, and no Democrat would admit it.  Nor was any criticism permitted.  [#2] The leader of the Impeachment Party has no room to talk about a "reckless agenda."

The suicide of the House is complete.  Over time, the House has had one major constitutional duty:  the budget.  All spending and taxation bills must originate in the House.  But in all likelihood, the decline of the House started in 1995, when the newly elected Republican Congress under Newt Gingrich caved in to media pressure to give Bill Clinton his bloated budget.  Since then, no House has even attempted to control the deficits or the debt.  For eight years under George W. Bush, the rationale was to fund the War on Terror.  Then, under Barack Obama, the Democrat House had no intention of dealing with the deficits or the debt.  For eight years, under both Democrats and Republicans, nothing was done to recapture the budget process.  Continuing resolutions were the rule of the day.  Enter Nancy Pelosi, whose Congress openly and energetically vowed to do utterly nothing in the way of actual legislation, but instead to investigate and otherwise obstruct President Donald Trump.  This marked the final transition of the House into irrelevance.

Throwing Punches for the Children — If This is Your Mantra, Zip It About Trump.  Trump is just a callous and unfiltered version of the "sophisticated" slander the left has been lobbing against the right for years through a corrupt and complicit mainstream media.  For proof of that, we could start scrolling through the endless accusations of the last few decades:  centrist John McCain was called a racist, the affable George W. Bush was tagged a bigoted war criminal, mild-mannered Mitt Romney was labeled a tax cheat, felon and murderer.  And this wasn't done by fringe activists — these were libelous claims published by mainstream media organizations coordinating with their ideological allies in the Democrat Party.  But why turn to the pages of history to prove what you can observe right in front of your face?  Is there any statement that better typifies the state of political dialogue in 2019 than what the Democrat's chosen national leader and spokeswoman, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, said last week?

Political Forecast:  Stormy Weather Ahead.  Telegraphing the hard slog ahead, Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins others in her party suggesting threats of violence are called for:  "So you have to be ready to take a punch.  You have to be ready to take a punch," Pelosi said.  "And therefore, you have to be ready to throw a punch, for the children.  Throw a punch for the children!"  She said this in an atmosphere where anti-Republican violence escalates.  Given Bernie Bro James Hodgkinson's shooting of Representative Steve Scalise and his attempted murder of the congressional Republican leadership to the almost daily thuggery against conservatives on college campuses, in restaurants, and Portland, her language is certainly as incendiary as that of Maxine Waters' harangue that "cabinet members and highly visible Trump enablers should expect harassment at restaurants, gas stations, shopping places, and even their homes until they change their immigration policy."  The continued harassment and violence, of course, is unreported or underreported by the media.

Why Pelosi is surrendering the Democratic Party to the Jew-haters.  A historic transition of the American political landscape is underway, as the older of our two parties is embracing antisemitism and moving away from support of Israel, driven by the personal ambition of a craven politician clinging to power.  Nancy Pelosi's desire to remain Speaker of the House is why she is surrendering the Democrats' party to the Jew-haters, with the highly visible, openly antisemitic Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib becoming the real face of her party.

The leader of the Abortion Party pretends to know what God wants.
Pelosi: 'This Planet Is God's Creation and We Have a Moral Responsibility to be Good Stewards of It'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an address to the Ghanaian Parliament on Wednesday where she declared the "climate crisis" the "existential threat of our time" and said we have "a moral responsibility to be good stewards" of a planet that is "God's creation."  "To fully achieve environmental justice, we must combat the climate crisis — which is the existential threat of our time," Pelosi said.  "And it is a moral decision," Pelosi said.  "If you believe, as I do, and I believe the speaker does, that this planet is God's creation, and we have a moral responsibility to be good stewards of it, then we have to protect the planet.

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If Mike Pence had uttered the same words, the newspapers would have been screaming about a theocracy the next day.  There is no climate crisis.  There is no extraordinary global warming.  There is no need to curtail the use of hydrocarbons or to avoid the production of carbon dioxide.  If you turn off your television (permanently), you will have no perception that this year's weather is any different from last year's.  Global average temperatures go up and down at the rate of one or two degrees per century.  That is not an "existential threat."

Nancy Pelosi:  Supreme Court Allowing Trump to 'Steal Military Funds' for 'Wasteful, Ineffective' Wall.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused the Supreme Court of allowing the Trump administration to "steal military funds to spend on a wasteful, ineffective border wall" in reaction to Friday's [7/26/2019] ruling, which allows the administration to transfer defense funds to begin the construction of the border wall.  The Supreme Court lifted an injunction Friday [7/26/2019], giving the Trump administration the green light to transfer funds from the Defense Department to begin the construction of the border wall, per the president's emergency declaration.

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Since when does Pelosi care about wasteful spending, or about providing plenty of money for the military?

Trump and America Vs. the Commie Quad Squad.  In one sense, the Commie Quad Squad (CQS) has done us all a favor by flushing out the extremism of the Democratic Party for conspicuous public display.  House Leader Nancy Pelosi is quaking in her boots, realizing that it is getting increasingly difficult to hide her party's radicalism from American voters, many of whom still cling to the fantasy that the Democratic Party is predominantly pro-American.  Pelosi at least has the sense to know this extremism won't play well in national elections — even today — and she is struggling to cover it up.  Her feud with the CQS, to be sure, is about control of the party, but it's also her effort to allay Americans' fears that her party has lost its mind — and moral compass.  But the women of the CQS don't care.  They are so adamantly against the America that you and I grew up to love that they will not contain their animus.  And they're arrogant enough to believe that a majority of Americans shares their antipathy.

This is a confused old woman.
Pelosi: 'The President Wants to Make America Great Again... What Does That Mean?  What is America?'  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) explained at her press conference on Wednesday what she believes America is about.  "The president wants to make America great again.  We all do," she said.  "What does that mean?  What is America?" she asked.  "So many times we've come together and we've talked about America."

The Anti-Trump House Democrat Resolution.  Speaker Pelosi got so carried away defending her "sisters" and condemning the president's tweets as "racist" that she broke House protocol and sparked a floor fight.  Her fellow Democrats saved her from a ruling that would have barred her from speaking the rest of the day.  They also kept her "racist" reference to the president's tweets in the record.  The final resolution, entitled "H. Res. 489 — Condemning President Trump's racist comments directed at Members of Congress," passed along largely partisan lines by a vote of 240-187.

Bedlam on House Floor:  Pelosi Storms Off amid Boos from Members.  The speaker railed against [President] Trump during Tuesday's [7/16/2019] debate on the House floor, promising that her caucus would continue to respond to the "disrespect" aimed at the fundamental diversity of America.  She accused the president of legitimizing and increasing "fear" and "hatred" against people of color and attempted to shame lawmakers who are dismissing the Democrats' politically fueled resolution.

Floor fight erupts as Pelosi speaks ahead of vote to condemn Trump's 'racist' comments.  Escalating tensions on Capitol Hill erupted into a floor fight in the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon [7/17/2019], as Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke in favor of a resolution condemning "racist" comments by President Trump — and Pelosi's words were eventually ruled out of order, as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat, announced the decision from the House parliamentarian.  "The words used by the gentlewoman from California contained an accusation of racist behavior on the part of the President," Hoyer said, in a decision that technically banned Pelosi from speaking on the House floor for a brief period of time.  "The words should not be used in debate."

House divided:  Vote temporarily halted after Pelosi calls Trump comments 'racist' on the floor.  The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday night condemning President Donald Trump for his "racist comments" about four Democratic congresswomen of color.  The resolution passed largely along party lines — 235 Democrats joined by only four Republican supported the measure — following hours of back-and-forth and gamesmanship between Republicans and Democrats, which included a GOP objection to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's remarks about Trump and whether she would be allowed to keep speaking on the floor.

Democrats Find Nancy Pelosi Broke House Rules by Calling Trump 'Racist'.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was found to have broken the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives by calling President Donald Trump "racist" on the floor Tuesday, but Democrats voted to keep her remarks in the record and restore her speaking privileges.  Pelosi had delivered a statement calling the president racist as a prelude to voting on a House resolution to that effect.

Democrats in Freefall — Congress Collapses — Chaos Ensues.  The debt ceiling needs to be raised.  Spending appropriations bills need to be resolved.  Immigration laws need to be fixed.  The border is in crisis.  Infrastructure spending needs to be resolved.  The USMCA needs to be ratified.  Forget all those issues that matter.  [W]hat does House Speaker Nancy Pelosi do?  Why, stop everything so she can advance a resolution to prove her squad doesn't like President Trump.

Democrats Hold a Terrible Hand of Race Cards.  Pelosi has been speaker for six months and Trump is still president, not resigned or impeached, despite two years of promises from CNN, MSNBC, and many members of Congress.  Pelosi hasn't passed the Green New Deal, student loan forgiveness, a 70-plus percent top tax rate, reparations for anyone not a white heterosexual Christian male, or Medicare for all.  Times a wastin' with the Democrat House is still searching for evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.

Trump forces Nancy Pelosi to defend the very leftists trying to oust her.  At first glance, it looked like maybe a blunder, some political overplaying of the hand, the Sunday move by President Trump that could finally make the internally warring Democrats circle their fractious wagons and unite.  It certainly was politically risky. [...] Trump was horning in on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's public catfight with four far-left fellow Democratic representatives after one of them, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was last seen calling Pelosi racist.  Pelosi had merely told the "squad" to keep their internal party disagreements with others on the inside.  They ignored that and whipped out the race card, signaling that Pelosi is powerless, and they were trying to take her down.

The leader of the Abortion Party suddenly knows a lot about Christianity and mercy.
Nancy Pelosi Suggests That Jesus Is Not On The Side Of ICE Raids.  Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used her Sunday Gospel reading to take aim at President Donald Trump's planned ICE raids, appearing to suggest that Jesus would not be on the side of law enforcement in this case.  "It should be a sign to us that today's Catholic Gospel reading is the Good Samaritan, where Jesus teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves and treat them with mercy," Pelosi tweeted.  "Trump's ICE raids today tear families apart — the opposite of mercy."

Pelosi vs. AOC: It's a Beautiful Thing.  Nancy is getting a taste of her own medicine here.  If she were capable of learning a lesson, this is what it would be:  The leftist ideologies of intersectionality, critical race theory, whiteness studies and miscellaneous other faculty-lounge thought experiments will tell you that you — a white lady — no matter how dedicated you've been to the cause, are not capable of adequately representing it because your whiteness, and even female gender, don't afford you the requisite life experience to fully get it.

Pelosi Rejects U.S. Sovereignty — U.S. Immigration Subject to Laws of "A Global Society".  In a stunning press conference today [7/11/2019] U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi explains why she she has taken no action to curb the illegal immigration influx into the U.S.  While explaining why she will not allow congress to debate, change or modify U.S. immigration laws, Pelosi outlines how the United States is part of a global society, without borders and without any sovereign right to impede the "human society" from entering our nation.  Therefore, according to her outlook and worldview, U.S. politicians have no right to stop any migration movement.

Pelosi Advises Targets of ICE Deportations on How to Avoid Arrest.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told illegal immigrants who are subject to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportations that they can refuse to open the door for agents if they do not have a warrant signed by a judge.  Pelosi's advice comes after reports that the immigration enforcement operation is scheduled to begin over the weekend.  "An ICE deportation warrant is not the same as a deportation warrant.  If that is the only document ICE brings to a home raid, agents do not have the legal right to enter a home," Pelosi said during a press conference on July 11.

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Pelosi Tips Off Illegals on Sunday's Rumored Deportation Raids — Gives 'Legal Advice' on How to Evade ICE Agents.  The New York Times reported Thursday [7/11/2019] that the massive deportation operation President Trump delayed two weeks ago will be deployed this Sunday.  Trump's deportation operation is targeting illegals who already have deportation orders, yet Democrat leaders are giving them advice on how to evade ICE agents!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Pelosi Racist: 'Singling Out ... Women of Color'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of racism on Wednesday [7/10/2019], telling the Washington Post that Pelosi was guilty of "the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color."  Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez — also known as "AOC" — have feuded ever since the "democratic socialist" newcomer upset incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), a member of the party's leadership team under Pelosi, in last year's primary race.

Pelosi plays race card in census flap.  To get this week off to a nation-splitting start, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said this on Monday about President Trump's efforts to ask a citizenship question on the 2020 census:  "You know ... his hat?  'Make America White Again.'  They want to make sure that people, certain people, are counted."  Wow!  How insulting.  Is Pelosi saying that only white people count as citizens?

Pelosi says Trump is trying to 'Make America White Again' with census question.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday [7/8/2019] blasted President Trump's push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census as an effort to "Make America White Again" — claiming, "it's not what our founders had in mind."  "They want to make sure that people, certain people, are counted," Pelosi said at a press conference in San Francisco that focused on election security.  "Just their people vote and not the general population," said the Democratic lawmaker.  "That's why they're fighting the census."

ILLEGAL means nothing to Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi: 'It Shouldn't Be a Crime' to Cross Into U.S. Illegally.  The Speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday [6/27/2019] said it shouldn't be a crime to cross into the United States illegally.  "It shouldn't be a crime to have a visa — to have a status violation.  If somebody commits a crime or is guilty of a crime, and they're in our country, prosecutorial discretion would warrant that they, or justify that they be sent away," Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a news conference.  "But you just cannot say — and there's a disagreement — that anybody coming across the border is breaking the law.  Not until there's been a determination as to whether they can stay or not.  But just because they're coming across the border, they don't."

Pelosi Goes On Record, Says 'What's the Point?' of Enforcing American Immigration Laws.  If you're in America illegally, Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) doesn't think you should be deported.  This is how radical Democrats have become.  Never forget:  it's all very strategic.  Dems know that if they keep illegals in the U.S. they are likely to earn their votes, therefore keeping them in power.

Pelosi On Enforcing Immigration Laws In U.S.: 'What's The Point?'  Speaking at an event in Elmhurst, New York, Pelosi attacked President Donald Trump over the raids from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers that were scheduled to happen over the weekend but were delayed after sensitive information was leaked to the public about the locations of the raids.  "When I saw that the president was going to have these raids, I mean it was so appalling," Pelosi said.  "It's outside the circle of civilized human behavior to just be kicking down doors, splitting up families, and the rest of that, in addition to the injustices that are happening at the border.  We have legislation to go forward to address those needs, but in terms of interior enforcement, what's the — what's the point?"  [Video clip]

Democrat Leaders Pelosi and Schumer Caught on Camera Doing Victory Dance After They Thought They Goaded Trump into War with Iran!  The leaders of the Democrat Party could not care less about 150 Iranian lives.  They couldn't care even less about the fate of our country.  Everything, everyday to them, is about power and how to steal it and keep it.  Rather than attempting to make America a better place or keeping America great, Democrat leaders are all about power.

Nancy Pelosi Reveals Democrat Fraud Over Mueller Report Drama.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just announced she'll be taking a look at the Mueller Report for the first time.  That's right.  She's never actually reviewed the report.  Think about that.  After months of allowing House Democrats to cry "Impeachment!" against a sitting president over allegations he did something (we're still not sure what any of them are talking about) and raising millions of campaign dollars from low-IQ anti-Trump voters with promises of "making Trump pay" Speaker Pelosi just admitted none of them have actually read the Mueller Report that was made available to them months ago by Attorney General William Barr.

Pelosi blows off AOC 'concentration camp' remarks.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brushed off comments made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez equating border facilities for migrants to "concentration camps" by saying she wasn't "up to date" on what the New York freshman said.  "These members of Congress, they come to represent their districts and their point of view and they take responsibility for the statements that they make," Pelosi told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast when asked specifically about AOC's comments and whether the speaker had talked to her young members about the "power of their words."  "I'm not up to date with her most recent remarks," Pelosi added.  "I saw them on the news, but I haven't spoken to her about that."

Pelosi Thinks Americans Are Too Dumb to Understand Impeachment.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks the American people are too dumb to understand impeachment.  According to the Daily Beast, Pelosi expressed her condescending opinion about the intelligence of U.S. voters during a closed-door meeting with other House Democrats, whom she is frantically trying to dissuade from impeachment proceedings.  In an apparent effort to dampen the enthusiasm of members who represent heavily-liberal districts in which support for impeachment is uniquely strong, she warned them that their constituents don't really comprehend what they're demanding.  While that's undoubtedly true of the far-left Democrat base, Pelosi contended that the rest of the country is equally clueless.

Poor Nervous Nancy Pelosi Wants Trump In Jail While He Keeps Winning.  Alan Dershowitz criticized Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after she reportedly said she wants to see President Trump in prison.  "As a liberal Democrat, I am appalled at Nancy Pelosi," Dershowitz, a civil liberties advocate and former Harvard law professor, said Thursday [6/6/2019] on Fox News.  "The idea of her weaponizing the criminal justice system and calling for the imprisonment of the President of the United States without him being charged with any crime, without him being charged with any impeachable offense.  It's just outrageous."  The idea of the most important Democrat in the United States calling for the imprisonment of a president is such core violation of civil liberties, the rule of law, and America justice.  She ought to be absolutely ashamed of herself," he said.

Nancy Pelosi needs to stop her endless war against Trump.  [Scroll down]  The majority of voters understand that Mueller had the time, investigators, and incentive to find any dirt he could.  His probe was vast and expensive — he summoned 500 witnesses, issued 2,800 subpoenas and used grand juries and heavily armed agents in search warrant raids.  If Trump had broken the law, Mueller would have found it.  Forget the noise and legalisms:  in a binary world, the president was cleared.  So it's past time for the left to get over 2016 and accept that Trump was legitimately elected and is entitled to the full powers of the presidency.  Her party's continual denial of that reality is the dry tinder that makes Pelosi's gamble so reckless.  Mueller was their best shot and to talk of prison now smacks of third-world countries where there is no peaceful transfer of power.

Famed Liberal Attorney Alan Dershowitz Says Nancy Pelosi "Sounds Like Stalin."  Alan Dershowitz has been a Democrat all his life but these days he openly admits it's getting harder and harder to recognize today's Democrat Party — a party that is no longer liberal as much as it is frighteningly authoritarian where radicals demand all others believe as they do and threaten to throw people in prison because they don't agree with their ideas.

Trump is the Democrats' white whale, and Pelosi is Ahab.  [Scroll down]  Wednesday [6/5/2019], it was Nancy Pelosi claiming she "does not want to impeach President Trump, she wants to see him in jail."  There are no words that adequately describe the malevolence of this horrid woman.  To call her Machiavellian is too kind. [...] Does Pelosi feel any pangs of regret for her part in all this?  Not likely.  She is a power broker, first and foremost.  She has become fabulously wealthy as a member of the House, like Feinstein and the rest of the Left.  Her own city is a disaster of monumental proportions.  She could not care less; she does absolutely nothing to fix the situation.  She makes it catastrophically worse by encouraging unrestricted illegal immigration.  She and her crowd hate Trump so much that they are willing to undo America as founded.  Trump is their white whale, and the whale won.  Pelosi with her irresponsible rhetoric about wanting to see Trump in jail is exactly the insane and obsessive Ahab.

Nancy Pelosi tells top Democrats that they should be focused on criminal prosecution of the president rather than impeachment.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly told top Democrats that she wants to see President Donald Trump 'in prison'.  Pelosi's remarks came in a meeting on Tuesday with top House Democrats, including Judiciary Committee chair Jerrold Nadler, who is aggressively pushing for impeachment, Politico reported.  'I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,' Pelosi said in the closed-door meeting, multiple Democratic sources familiar with the meeting told the outlet.

Pelosi tells Dems she wants to see Trump 'in prison'.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi told senior Democrats that she'd like to see President Donald Trump "in prison" as she clashed with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in a meeting on Tuesday night over whether to launch impeachment proceedings.  Pelosi met with Nadler (D-N.Y.) and several other top Democrats who are aggressively pursuing investigations against the president, according to multiple sources.  Nadler and other committee leaders have been embroiled in a behind-the-scenes turf battle for weeks over ownership of the Democrats' sprawling investigation into Trump.

Pelosi tells Dems she wants to see Trump 'in prison'.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi told senior Democrats that she'd like to see President Donald Trump "in prison" as she clashed with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in a meeting on Tuesday night [6/4/2019] over whether to launch impeachment proceedings.  Pelosi met with Nadler (D-N.Y.) and several other top Democrats who are aggressively pursuing investigations against the president, according to multiple sources.  Nadler and other committee leaders have been embroiled in a behind-the-scenes turf battle for weeks over ownership of the Democrats' sprawling investigation into Trump.

Empty words:  Why Pelosi is suddenly saying she wants Trump 'in prison'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told senior Democrats this week that she does not want to impeach President Trump, she wants to see him "in prison," according to reports. [...] Pelosi's alleged remarks, which were reported first by Politico, are part of a carefully planted narrative that allows her to look tough on Trump without actually having to do anything about him.  The idea is to tell the Democratic base that Pelosi is "with them," without also jeopardizing her party's chances in the upcoming elections.

Impeachment Fever:  Democrats whip themselves into a frenzy.  With a recent Democratic Party rally in California, and assorted statements from top congressional Democrats on Twitter and elsewhere, it's getting obvious that Democrats are going bonkers on impeaching President Trump.  Five things now stand out:  [First,] In California, the rally to melt the wicked witch of the West Coast, House speaker Nancy Pelosi, seemed to be having some effect.  Pelosi was barraged with loud yelling from Democrats calling for impeachment at her speech to the California Democratic Party State Convention and is now showing signs of caving in.  "This is coming home for me," she said.  Up until now, she's told the farthest left of the Democrats that impeachment was not worth it and they were playing into Trump's hands, because he was goading them into it.  In reality, she was focused on holding her House majority with large numbers of Democrats elected as moderates from red districts who wouldn't last long if impeachment became the only item on the Dem agenda.  Now it doesn't matter; the mau-mauing has got to her.

Nancy Pelosi heckled at Democrat Party event by impeachment-hungry Dems.  Pelosi was speaking to the crowd about Congress' response to the release of the Mueller report when hecklers silenced her for a few moments.  Just as Pelosi was talking about supposed instances of "obstruction of justice" by the president found in the Mueller report, individual voices began yelling, "Impeach!" Pelosi had to halt her speech when many more voices joined in and screamed the same thing.

Exclusive — Thomas Massie Leads GOP to Fight Pelosi's 'Legislative Malpractice'.  Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and other House Republicans led a fight throughout last week to combat what Massie calls House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "legislative malpractice" in an interview with Breitbart News on Thursday [5/30/2019].  Thursday afternoon, Rep. John Rose (R-TN), a freshman Republican congressman, objected to passing a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill by voice vote.  The House will likely take the bill up next Monday when Congress returns from recess.

Nancy Pelosi Says the Kennedy Family is 'a Model of Faith'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated the Kennedy family as "a model of faith and hope" as she accepted the "Profile in Courage Award" from John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston on May 19.

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The Democrats and the Squanderer.  Ever since the new Congress was sworn in on 3 January 2019, nearly five months ago, there have been nonstop clown shows led by Democrat leaders of House committees.  House rules that were drawn by Speaker Pelosi in late 2018 were specific to target President Trump, leading to impeachment.  The plan was sidetracked with the Weissmann-Mueller report findings.  It does not matter that there is a crisis at the border.

Douglas Brinkley Fawns Over 'Master' and 'Historic Speaker' Nancy Pelosi.  On Thursday afternoon's [5/23/2019] airing of CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin had on CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, a history professor at Rice University.  The liberal media have been obsessively covering the recent jabs between President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  Brinkley, rather than remaining an objective historian, couldn't help but drool over Pelosi as a partisan mouthpiece and naturally Baldwin had no problem with it.

Levin: Pelosi claims there's something wrong with the president 'as her dentures are slipping out of her mouth'.  Thursday [5/23/2019] on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin called out Nancy Pelosi's incoherent performance at a press conference earlier Thursday, where she insinuated that President Trump is mentally unstable.  "Seems to me he's running circles around these people while they try to destroy him.  Seems to me she's the one having a fit and a near-nervous breakdown," Levin said.  "How else do you explain the twitching?"  "You see, ladies and gentlemen, she's trying to convince you that there's something wrong with the president.  He needs an intervention; she's praying for his health — his mental health — as her dentures are slipping out of her mouth.  She's put together with screws and glue and toothpaste."

Rein in politicized judges and their injunctions.  Federal district judges aren't emperors for the whole United States.  Congress and the Supreme Court should both remind them of that reality.  By issuing putatively national injunctions, Attorney General William Barr said in a May 21 speech to the American Law Institute:  "One judge can, in effect, cancel the policy with the stroke of the pen.  No official in the United States government [rightly] can exercise that kind of nationwide power, with the sole exception of the president.  And the Constitution subjects him to nationwide election, among other constitutional checks, as a prerequisite to wielding that power."  The subject arises because, on issue after issue, liberal district judges have blocked President Trump's executive orders or rules promulgated by his administration.

If You Believe Pelosi and Schumer, I Want to Sell You a Bridge.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's praying for the president.  Well, so am I, the difference being that I really am, whereas she's cynically pretending to, to show her mock concern over his mental state.  Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the rest of the congressional Democratic cabal have treated President Trump abominably, and it's getting old.  Do they assume Americans have endless patience for their ongoing investigation charade?  Consider the latest brouhaha between Trump and the Democratic leaders.  They were scheduled to meet at the White House on a $2 trillion infrastructure plan when Pelosi decided to poison the punch bowl.

Lying Nancy Pelosi blames Democrat "cover-up" on Donald Trump.  Wednesday [5/22/2019], Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters she and her party "believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States.  And we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up."  The problem?  Lying Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have spent over two years thwarting a duly elected American president while shielding actual left-wing Democrat coup plotters like Jim Comey and John Brennan from closer scrutiny.

The Worst Cover-Up of All Time.  President Donald Trump may be guilty of many things, but a cover-up in the Mueller probe isn't one of them.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, attempting to appease forces in the Democratic party eager for impeachment, is accusing him of one, with all the familiar Watergate connotations.  The charge is strange, not to say incomprehensible, in light of the fact that Congress is in possession of a 448-page report produced by the Trump Department of Justice cataloguing the alleged obstruction that Congress now wants to investigate.  The report is so exhaustive that many members of Congress haven't had the time to read it.

Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen Questions Nancy Pelosi's Patriotism Over Impeachment And We're Here For It.  Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen appeared on CNN today [5/23/2019] (where else?).  You'll probably remember Cohen from some of his greatest hits, like slobbering on a bucket of KFC during a hearing in an attempt to call Bill Barr a chicken.  Nice work Tennessee.  In the past few days, Nancy Pelosi has been desperately trying to tamp down calls for impeachment because she smartly realizes there's no case for it and that it would backfire.  Rationality isn't a strong suit of Democrat politics though.

Pelosi's Impeachment Dilemma.  The progressives in her party are lining up to demand an impeachment spectacle.  They hail from uber-liberal districts, their constituents want Trump's scalp, and they fear inaction will earn them a primary challenge.  Even Mrs. Pelosi's wingmen — those who've had her fake-impeachment back — are starting to break.  The Washington Post reports that Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is arguing for a formal impeachment inquiry, as are "five members of Pelosi's leadership team."  Mr. Beyer surprised nobody when he became the first member of Virginia's delegation to call publicly for formal proceedings, joining at least two dozen other House Democrats.  Mr. Beyer represents Virginia's Eighth district, the most liberal in the state, encompassing the Washington suburbs of Alexandria and Arlington.

Pelosi Tries To Play Hamlet On Impeachment.  Pelosi would go forward on the trappings of impeachment absent impeachment itself.  It would be a continuation of the never-ending soap opera of the last two years of investigation, and media coverage of it, except re-located to Capitol Hill.  Though all the while teasing that impeachment may be around the corner if we dig hard enough.  "Get the facts to the American people in our investigation" and "it may take us to a place that is unavoidable in terms of impeachment, but we're not at that place," as the Speaker put it.  In other words, months and months of "to impeach or not to impeach."

Pelosi Blames Trump Admin for Children Dying after Crossing US Border.  Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday [5/23/2019] blamed the Trump administration for the deaths of six children who died after crossing into the United States illegally after crossing a cartel-infested Mexican desert.

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Trump Walks Out On Pelosi, Schumer After "Cover-Up" Remarks.  "I don't do cover-ups," Donald Trump declared from the Rose Garden, surprising reporters who expected the president to be meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.  Instead, Trump walked out on the two Democrats after Pelosi accused him of being "engaged in a cover-up."

Nancy Pelosi Was For Merit-Based Immigration Before She Was Against It.  On Thursday [5/16/2019], Nancy Pelosi slammed President Trump for proposing immigration reforms that would shift the country toward a more merit-based system.  "I want to just say something about the word that they use, 'merit.'  It is really a condescending word," she said at her press briefing.  "Are they saying most of the people that come to the United States in the history of our country are without merit because they don't have an engineering degree," she scoffed, dismissing the president's idea as "non-merit — it means merit in the eyes of Donald Trump."

Nancy Pelosi Speech:  Makes Up Name of City In China, Can't Remember Name Of Group She's Speaking To.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) proves once again, why Americans continue to call her level of competency into question.  The woman who is third in line to become the President of The United States just stood in front of a room full of union members and completely fumbled through her delivery of basic sentences to the crowd.

House Democrats' 'Equality Act' Is Both Unnecessary And Unacceptable For Religious Liberty.  House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has proclaimed H.R. 5, the "Equality Act," as a top legislative priority for the current Congress.  This putatively anodyne but actually harrowing piece of legislation would not only add sexual orientation and "gender identity" protections to our nation's civil rights laws, but would browbeat religious dissenters into submission without any remotely resembling proper dispensations.

Pelosi goes from 'we'll accept 2020 outcome' to 'we can't accept a second term for Trump'.  On Tuesday [5/7/2019], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told an audience at the Cornell Club in New York City that if Donald Trump wins a second term in 2020, Democrats would not question the outcome of the election, adding, "That's not who we are."  "Oh, I think we have to respect the vote of the people," she went on to say.  "Winning an election is a decision."  What makes this statement laughable is that since Election Night in 2016, Democrats have done nothing but complain about the outcome of the election.  From crowds of disappointed voters holding up signs reading "Not my president" to Hillary Clinton's pathetic whine-athon to Democratic candidates like Stacey Abrams refusing to concede elections that they lost, Democrats have come off as pathetic children.  Why any sane person would believe that they intend to take the high road in 2020 is a riddle for the ages.

The Real Democratic Agenda.  Democrats have a problem.  The base wants to impeach President Trump, ASAP, but the public does not.  Indeed, Trump's approval rating is the highest it's been in the Gallup survey, right around Obama's at this point in his term.  The brute facts of public opinion suggest that the impeachment of Trump would look more like Bill Clinton's trial than Richard Nixon's.  Not only would Trump remain in office; the backlash might deprive the Democrats of their 17-seat House majority.  For months, Nancy Pelosi's solution has been to walk right up to the line of impeachment without actually crossing it.  Unleash committee chairmen to fire their subpoena cannons in every direction.  Make unrealistic demands of Attorney General Barr.  Have Swalwell and Lieu and the rest of the cable gang keep alive the conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign was in criminal cahoots with Russia.  Drag out the process into next year, when a weakened and bedraggled Trump faces the eventual Democratic nominee.  That way Pelosi gets the political benefits of impeachment without the costs.

Does President Trump Want to Be Impeached?  As is her party's wont, Pelosi is portraying her caucus as the victims of a president and his "deplorable" supporters.  This is despite the fact the Democrats have spent more than two years merrily smearing them all as treasonous, racist, and sundry other vile, baseless epithets.  Even if Pelosi is oblivious, President Trump and his base are keenly aware of this. [...] Do not make the mistake of assuming that because Nancy Pelosi's propositions are illogical and, thus, political, they won't be efficacious to her party's aims.  The fact that she is no long[er] Minority Leader Pelosi results from the 2018 midterm elections, wherein House Democrats were rewarded with a majority for their divisive, duplicitous smears of President Trump, his supporters, and the Republican majority.  And you can be absolutely certain that, if it is believed to be in their cynical interests, House Democrats will impeach President Trump.

House Conservatives Sound Alarm In Letter To Pelosi.  This week, conservative favorite freshman congressman Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) spearheaded a stirring letter that sounds the alarm on the dire fiscal situation currently facing the United States federal government. [...] As Conservative Review explains, the Budget Control Act of 2011 — known in D.C. circles at the time as "sequestration" — "was originally passed with enforcement mechanisms to control spending and the debt."  Since then, however, it has been a bipartisan recurring Washington habit to continually raise spending limits and the debt ceiling.  Rep. Roy, since joining the House in January, has consistently been the conservative firebrand that many predicted he would be.

Pelosi Says There May Be Additional Contempt Citations.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a news conference on Thursday that she agrees with House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) that the nation is in a constitutional crisis, and she hinted that more contempt citations may be coming against the Trump administration:  On Wednesday [5/8/2019], Nadler's committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt, and that recommendation now goes to the full House.  [Video clip]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: 'We Are a Superior Branch' of Government.  "I think we are a superior branch," House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared Wednesday [5/8/2019].  In an interview with Washington Post Live, Pelosi was asked if Congress is currently functioning as a coequal branch of government — to which, Pelosi responded that her Legislative branch (Congress) is "superior" to the Executive and Judicial branches.

Pelosi claims Congress is a 'superior branch' of government.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday declared that Congress is a "superior branch" of government, as the clash between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration over closely held documents intensifies.  During an interview with Robert Costa for Washington Post Live, Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked whether Congress is functioning as a coequal branch of government.  "I think we're a superior branch, quite frankly," Pelosi said.  "We have the power to make the law and the president enforces the law.  So we have a big role.  We're closest to the people and we have a big role to play."

Here come the hanging chads and the lawyers.
Pelosi: We Cannot 'Accept' a Second Term for Donald Trump.  Tuesday [5/7/2019] at an event in New York City hosted by Cornell University's Institute of Politics & Global Affairs, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Democrats could not "accept a second term for Donald Trump."  Pelosi said, "We have to make sure — this will sound political but we have to make sure that the Constitution wins the next presidential election.  We can't be worrying about well, how long is this going to take?  Well, that will take as long as it does. [...]"

Judgment Day [is] coming for Democrats.  All standards of decency have been thrown out the window in the leftists' mission to stop Trump from restoring America's greatness and to remove him from office.  Vitriolic disrespect for Trump and his family, even death threats, are acceptable.  Wicked Democrat Nancy Pelosi outrageously claimed that Barr lied, committing perjury during the hearing.  Pelosi knows that fake news media will promote her absurd charge against Barr as the truth.

Nancy Pelosi Projects.  Nancy Pelosi is trying to prevent the Democratic Party from driving off a left-wing cliff.  That makes sense from her perspective and is probably good for the country.  But these days, even an attempt to be moderate brings out the crazy in the Democratic Party.

Nancy Pelosi fears Trump won't 'respect the election' if he loses by a small margin in 2020 and says the President will 'poison the public mind'.  Nancy Pelosi is already anticipating that Trump will not be gracious in defeat if he loses the 2020 presidential election by a slim margin.  Speaking to the New York Times, the Speaker of the House says that the Democrats need to win by a landslide so Trump will step down from the presidency without challenging the results.  'If we win by four seats, by a thousand votes each, he's not going to respect the election,' Pelosi says.  'We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that.'

Bill Barr And The Justice Department Don't Seem All That Concerned About Nancy Pelosi's Temper Tantrum.  The FBI director is an appointee of the President and serves "at the pleasure" of the President.  When the President stops being pleased, he can tell the FBI director to pack his [stuff] and get out of the area.  This can be done for cause or it can be done because the Presidential eggs weren't cooked properly.  In the case of Comey, however, firing him has become an alleged instance of Trump obstructing justice... never mind the new FBI director, the special counsel, the 670 day hoax investigation, the 400+ page report.  In fact, Volume Two of the Mueller report is chock full of banal and mundane things that Mueller, his henchmen, and the Democrats want to criminalize just because they don't like them.

The Pelosi Preakness.  [T]here really is no excuse for Baltimore to be the mess of a city it has become.  A lot of American cities, big and small, have lost out in the postindustrial shifts of the last 60 years.  But Metro D.C. is recession-proof, and ever growing.  The vast stretches of east and west Baltimore that lie abandoned could be condemned, razed, and replaced with condo towers and market-rate apartments to serve the bevy of white-collar workers who could find these areas convenient.  But that's beneath the Baltimore politicos.  They spend their time worrying about high-profile projects like sports stadiums, and of course, municipal graft.  Which brings us to Nancy Pelosi.  Her dad, "Big Tommy" D'Alesandro, was Baltimore mayor throughout the 1950s and was a legendary crook.  He made a lot of money, but his public career cratered over charges of kickbacks.  His son was also mayor of Baltimore and likewise left public life under a cloud, especially for his inept leadership in the 1968 Baltimore riots.  The ensuing white flight killed off what had been a substantial GOP base in the town, leaving Charm City a fiefdom for crooks and incompetents.  Little Nancy was part of the graft from the beginning, even helping Big Tommy keep his account book of "favors done and owed".  When the Pelosi family moved to San Francisco, Nancy brought the Baltimore touch to the Bay area, pulling out the brass knuckles to raise funds for Jerry Brown's Democrats and winning a congressional seat.

Trump has obstructed justice 'on a daily basis', claims Nancy Pelosi.  President Trump has 'demonstrated on a daily basis his obstruction of justice', House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared.  The Democrat also said Trump's Attorney General William Barr would be 'obstructing Congress' if he refused to testify before the House on the Mueller report this week.  Barr is due before the House on Thursday [5/2/2019] but has signalled he may not appear if Democrats try to have him questioned by committee lawyers.

Pelosi Seems To Think She Has A Law Degree Based On What She Just Said About AG Barr.  According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), if Attorney General William Barr refuses to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, he would be "obstructing justice."  "The attorney general of the United States is not the president's personal lawyer, and he should act as the attorney general of the United States and honor his responsibilities," Pelosi said.  Speaker Pelosi's comments come after Attorney General Barr said he would not appear before the House Judiciary Committee if Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) decides to allow Committee party counselors to cross examine him.

Half-full or half-empty?
Pelosi: In Ocasio-Cortez's District, 'Glass of Water Would Win With a D Next to Its Name'.  On a trip to the U.K. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismissed the idea of democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) being representative of the Democratic Party.  Pelosi addressed questions about how to handle the left wing of her party in the House during a talk with London School of Economics and Political Science, and she said Ocasio-Cortez needs to understand she cannot set the agenda. She implied Ocasio-Cortez is failing to appreciate how Democrats need to appeal to the rest of the country, saying the freshman congresswoman's district could be won by any purported Democrat — living or otherwise.

Democrats and toxic media at their worst.  The left and its compliant media are willfully reporting false news to the American people.  Whether it is a symptom of mass hysteria that is the genesis for this confirmation bias-style reporting or an intentional maneuver to spread anti-Trump propaganda, its effect is toxic and pernicious.  The report comes in the form of a tweet making its way through the Twitter-sphere in which a user named Mark Elliott has posted a video of Donald Trump who he contends is referring to migrants at the border as "animals." [...] The president's words were clearly relating to the murderous gang MS-13 and not innocent migrants.  The exchange first became a controversy last year when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mischaracterized the remarks.

Pelosi: 'It Is Deeply Alarming That the Trump Administration Official Who Put Children in Cages Is Reportedly Resigning Because She Is Not Extreme Enough'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in a statement Monday morning "that it is deeply disturbing" that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning because she is "not extreme enough for the White House's liking."  "It is deeply alarming that the Trump Administration official who put children in cages is vreportedly resigning because she is not extreme enough for the White House's liking," said Pelosi.  "The president's dangerous and cruel anti-immigrant policies have only worsened the humanitarian suffering at the border and inflicted vast suffering on the families who have been torn apart," Pelosi said.

The Editor says...
[#1] The president's efforts against illegal immigration are merely an attempt to enforce the law.  There is nothing dangerous or cruel about keeping invaders and freeloaders out of this country.  [#2] If there is any "humanitarian suffering at the border," it is entirely the fault of the Central American opportunists who have been lured to the north by the aroma of food stamps, AFDC, and an excessively-high minimum wage.  [#3]  Many of "the families who have been torn apart" are not families at all.

Pelosi: Asking People if They Are Citizens Serves 'No Legitimate Government Objective'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) put out a statement Monday [4/1/2019] supporting an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives arguing that the Census Bureau should not be permitted to ask people in the 2020 census whether they are citizens of the United States. [...] "The Department of Commerce's proposed citizenship question[] is both unlawful and unconstitutional, violating the Census Act as well as the clear constitutional mandate of an 'actual Enumeration' of the people in our country in a way that is accurate and nonpartisan," Pelosi said.  "This question, by the Commerce Department's own calculations, would reduce the accuracy of the 2020 decennial Census, while providing no legitimate government objective."  "Instead," Pelosi said, "it would inject fear and distrust into our most vulnerable communities, potentially making traditionally undercounted communities even further under-represented, financially excluded and left behind."

The Editor says...
A non-citizen is entitled to less consideration and privilege than a second-class citizen.  There are no "undercounted communities."  It is not unreasonable to survey the population looking for illegal aliens.  Illegal aliens should be under-represented in Congress.  They are not supposed to be represented at all.  That's what this whole issue is about.

Nancy Pelosi's bid to override President Trump's veto on halting the wall fails.  Nancy Pelosi is the most popular Democrat among Democrats, owing to her perceived capacity to fight and win against President Trump, particularly over the border wall issue.  Seriously, one poll showed her ranked as number one, more popular than any of the Democrats running for president. [...] Her record, actually, is one of miserable failure.  She did achieve a government shutdown for more than a month in her bid to halt a desperately needed border wall as the migrant surge sends tens of thousands of unvetted illegal aliens into the country with as many as five million on the way.

Obama and Pelosi Rally the Troops.  Nothing that happens with professional leftists is organic; everything is always planned, organized, astroturffed, constructed and schemed.  Club officials control everything; plan everything; organize everything; and then enlist specific groups of designed foot-soldiers.  This is what they do.  This is all they do.  This is all they know how to do.  It might seem subtle, but Team Trump has them off-balance.  How far off-balance?  Well, remember, they were planning for a sequence.  The current objective, an increasingly difficult challenge, is to solidify the launch platform for the chosen one.

Nancy Pelosi, your excuses for Democrat anti-Semitism are un-American.  Last week's House resolution began because of clear and unequivocal anti-Semitic comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a Somali-born Muslim who has been called to account before on her anti-Semitism by Jewish leaders in her own district.  But Speaker Pelosi tried to act as though Omar was simply unaware that her comments would be taken as anti-Semitic and therefore should be given a pass.  The Islamist activist Omar is an anti-Semite because she is an Islamist activist.  Pelosi has held positive views of the mutual enemies of Israel and America.

Reporter Asks Pelosi What Beto O'Rourke Has Accomplished.  She Can't Answer.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggled to name a single accomplishment that former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) had while he was in the House of Representatives when she was asked by a reporter on Thursday [3/14/2019] during a press conference.  "Beto O'Rourke announced today that he is running for president," NBC News' Kasie Hunt said.  "What in your view was Beto O'Rourke's signature accomplishment as a member of the House?"  "Beto brought vitality to Congress... when he came, he came as a real champion for the environment," Pelosi responded.  "He got a great deal of support from the environmental community in his district, he won a primary on that subject."

Nancy Pelosi just admitted that Democrats have nothing on Trump.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday [3/11/2019] that she's against impeaching President Trump "unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan."  Which is exactly the point — there isn't.  The speaker is surely up to speed on what evidence Democrats actually have against Trump and has a fair sense of what Special Counsel Bob Mueller's report will say.  And she recognizes that it's nothing that will persuade anyone who hasn't wanted Trump ousted since Election Day 2016.

Pelosi: Border emergency fight is about Trump, not presidential powers.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House will not take up a new Senate GOP bill to curb the National Emergencies Act, saying her goal is to constrain President Trump, not to tackle the bigger presidential powers issues.  "Republican Senators are proposing new legislation to allow the president to violate the Constitution just this once in order to give themselves cover," she said.  "The House will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass."

How Petty Is Nancy Pelosi?  This Petty.  We understand that the Democrats are all about the #RESIST movement now and doing everything they can to be confrontational when it comes to the White House.  But couldn't we at least pretend for a while that the co-equal branches are all playing for the same team?  This was a petty, snide move on Pelosi's part and she comes off looking much smaller for it.

Pelosi Says She Personally Supports Lowering The Voting Age To 16.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at her weekly press conference Thursday [3/14/2019] she personally would support lowering the national voting age to 16.  "I myself, personally, I'm not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16," Pelosi said when asked by The Daily Caller about her thoughts on the issue.  "I think it's really important to capture kids when they're in high school when they're interested in all of this when they're learning about government to be able to vote."  "Some of the priorities in this bill are about transparency and openness and accessibility, and the rest," she added.  "That's a subject of debate but my view is that I would welcome it, but I've been in that position for a long time."

Pelosi Says She'd Personally Welcome Lowering the Voting Age.  At a news conference on Thursday [3/14/2019], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was asked if she approves of lowering the voting age to 16.  "I myself — I'm not speaking for my caucus — I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16.  I think it's really important to capture kids when they're in high school, when they're interested in all of this, when they're learning about government, to be able to vote."

Pelosi's War with the Impeachment Hotheads.  Speaker Pelosi and her party are no longer on the same page.  Mrs. Pelosi's recent revelation that she's not for impeachment directly contradicts the political priorities of many — if not most — on the American left.  Recent actions by House Democrats make this clear.  By most indications, number one on the progressive agenda is not national security, the economy, jobs, health care, education, abortion, or even the climate.  The highest priority for many congressional Democrats and their base is the impeachment of President Trump.

Pelosi: 'We Take Great Pride in Serving With a Record-Breaking Ten LGBTQ Members in the Congress'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a press conference on Wednesday [3/13/2019] — introducing H.R. 5, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation — that she is proud to serve alongside a record 10 LGBTQ members of Congress.  "We take great pride in serving with a record-breaking ten LGBTQ Members in the Congress," Pelosi said.  "We are happy about that."

Nancy Pelosi Rules Out Impeachment:  Trump 'Just Not Worth It'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is ruling out impeaching President Donald Trump, arguing in an interview with the Washington Post Monday [3/11/2019] that "he's just not worth it."  "Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country.  And he's just not worth it," Pelosi told the Post.

AOC, other Dems break with Pelosi on impeachment: 'I happen to disagree'.  House Democrats aren't giving up on attempting to impeach President Trump, even though Speaker Nancy Pelosi all but dismissed it in an interview published Monday [3/11/2019].  "I happen to disagree with that take," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told the Washington Examiner Monday night, responding to the Pelosi interview.  "But you know, she's the speaker. ... I think we'll see."  Pelosi told the Washington Post she doesn't support the House trying to impeach Trump.  "He's just not worth it," the California Democrat said in the interview.

The Democratic Crackup.  Few things have benefited Democrats more in the past few years than the Donald Trump show.  The president likes to be the center of attention, and the media likes nothing more than to oblige him.  This dynamic helped make the 2018 election a referendum on the man himself rather than his policies, and that made Mrs. Pelosi speaker of the House.  Democrats envisioned the same dynamic helping them win the White House in 2020.  Mrs. Pelosi has been to that rodeo before, after the 2006 election, when she was first elected speaker.  She mobilized her committee chairmen to launch focused investigations to keep the spotlight on George W. Bush's Iraq war, energy policy, detainee treatment, etc.  She corralled a diverse caucus to pass a modest agenda, "Six in '06," that showed Democrats could get things done but didn't put them in the limelight, much less make them look crazy.  This paved the way to the election of Barack Obama in 2008, and Democrats figured Mr. Trump would make a repeat even easier.

Why isn't Pelosi getting tough on Democrats like Ilhan Omar?  Her majority is at stake.  The speakership of the U.S. House of Representatives is the most powerful job on Capitol Hill.  Either directly or indirectly, the speaker controls the process by which members receive their committee assignments.  This is a political life or death moment for some members; the Kansas lawmaker who doesn't get on the Agriculture Committee is unlikely to survive.  The speaker also controls the legislative process through the all-powerful Rules Committee that decides what bills the House will vote on.  Why then, is Speaker Nancy Pelosi so hesitant to use her awesome powers to rein in a raucous group of freshman Democrats who are challenging her leadership, and whose antics threaten the political future of many of their colleagues?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi riles Texas conservatives with 'ground zero' comment.  There's a reason House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's face shows up in Republican ads and solicitations at election time:  She is the GOP's favorite villain, bar none.  In a Politico/Morning Consult poll two weeks ago, Pelosi's unfavorable rating was 86 percent among supporters of President Donald Trump.

Pelosi: 'When You Leave This Earth and Go to Heaven and Meet Our Founders, Are You Going to Say to Them...'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at a press conference with Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D.-Texas) on Tuesday [3/56/2019] that she sometimes told people — presumably administration officials — that they ought to imagine "when they go to heaven and meet our Founders" and try to explain to them why they wanted the Census to ask people whether or not they were citizens.

The Editor says...
On the day when Nancy Pelosi meets her maker, the census will be irrelevant.  I suspect she will spend a lot of time answering questions about her enthusiastic support of abortion.

Nancy Pelosi Goes Bonkers After GOP Embarrasses Her In Gun Control Vote.  Today, the House achieved final passage of a bill that strives to essentially ban firearms sales between private persons within the United States.  What made this bill notable was two things.  First, the bill prohibited federal firearms license holders from notifying law enforcement when an illegal alien attempted to buy a firearm (see Democrats Demand Citizens Submit To Background Checks, But Prevent Same For Illegals).  Second, the Democrats, despite being in the majority, got [...] spanked by the GOP.

Pelosi tells moderate Dems to stop voting with GOP.  House Democrats held an emotional debate behind closed doors Thursday over how to stop losing embarrassing procedural battles with Republicans — a clash that exposed the divide between moderates and progressives.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took a hard line at the caucus meeting, saying that being a member of Congress sometimes requires taking tough votes.

Speaker Pelosi Freezes, Slurs Her Words as She Takes a Shot at Trump.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) struggled and slurred her way through a presser on Thursday as she took a shot at Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  President Trump walked out of his second summit with North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un on Thursday.  The US presented evidence of additional nuclear sites which stunned the North Korean delegation.  President Trump walked away early after a deal could not be reached.  Pelosi criticized the President on Thursday for his efforts to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — something that no US president before him was able to accomplish.

The Bogeyman Isn't Real.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is countering President Donald Trump's use of a presidential declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall by ominously predicting [...] that some future Democrat president will use a similar declaration to attack things conservatives hold dear.  She did it with a smirk and smug chuckle worthy of someone who has just snatched enough Dalmatian puppies to make a very comfy coat.  Don't be surprised but Madame Speaker is being disingenuous.  If Trump hadn't declared a national emergency, it wouldn't have reduced the likelihood of a future Democrat president declaring one for whatever he thought to be an emergency.  As Barack Obama's weaponizing of the IRS, the FBI, and other federal agencies demonstrated, power placed in Democrat hands is used whether doing so is in keeping with statesmanly tradition, is ethical, or is even legal.  So, we can confidently predict, that like the sun rising tomorrow or Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saying something nutty, a Democrat president will do whatever it takes to advance the Democrat agenda.

Pelosi Saluted Victory by Wishing Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Nancy Pelosi, our House Speaker, was thrilled when the spending bill was passed.  She told the staff and the press, "We saluted our victory — or the victory for the American people — earlier with chocolate.  Chocolate from California, I call it the champagne of chocolate.  So again, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  You should go home now to your loved ones."  The only problem with that is it was Valentine's Day.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi wishes everyone a 'Happy Thanksgiving' on Valentine's Day.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in her later years, but that's OK, since plenty of others in the government are older, including President Donald Trump.  What's maybe not OK — and if anything rather concerning to some — is Pelosi's habit of mispronouncing words, suffering brain freezes and getting the most basic details wrong.

Angel Families March on Nancy Pelosi's Office: 'Build That Wall'.  Angel families stormed into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office again Wednesday [2/13/2019] with calls to secure the U.S. southern border, but they were turned away yet again.  Americans whose loved ones have been killed by illegal aliens flooded into the office with questions as to why their many requests for meetings with the Speaker went unanswered.  Front office staff had little to offer in the way of an answer and wouldn't give an idea of when so much as an aide would be available to meet with the families.

Furious Pelosi uses 2nd Amend to make veiled threat over Trump's national emergency, then tries to walk it back.  Being left with few options by a dysfunctional Congress incapable of acting outside party interests, President Donald Trump is reportedly set to declare a national emergency on the porous southern border to secure funding to build a wall.  And while the president can honestly say he did everything possible to work with the corrupt DC political class to deliver a solution to a crisis Democrats and their media allies refuse to acknowledge, the one lawmaker who has become the face of the effort to obstruct Trump's plans to enhance border security is threatening Republicans who support the decision.

Nancy Pelosi gives DACA kids the shiv.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lived up to her "cut your head off and you won't even know you're bleeding" characterization from her own daughter in the upcoming border deal, and not just for Republicans.  It's not just that the badly needed funds for a border wall were slashed to a mere $1 billion.  (As a means of comparison, the California bullet train got $77 billion allotted for its construction, with an easy $3 billion of that from the feds.)  Actually, the DACA kids got nothing.  The border wall for the DREAMers deal, sometimes put forward by President Trump as a means of sweetening the wall funding for the Democrats, didn't figure in the recently completed negotiations for government funding. What did get through as the magic bargaining chip for the meager wall funds was something far more disturbing:  expanded catch-and-release.

Omar and AOC
Pelosi's Untouchables.  Reps.  Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., are becoming examples of a new super-class of human being, riding roughshod over all their peers, proudly displaying their ignorance of, and hatred toward, all things American.  They are Pelosi's Untouchables.  Deriding the traditional patriotism and conservatism of the American people, the socialist club in Congress spews kook theology, far-left ideology, and outrageous cultural Marxism.  They are the tip of the sword that will skewer this nation and engulf us all into a prolonged civil war based on race and religion.  And Pelosi is allowing all of it.

Nancy Pelosi Defends Ilhan Omar with Lie About 'Jew-S-A' at Trump Rallies.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Wednesday [2/13/2019] by claiming, falsely, that Trump supporters had chanted "Jew-S-A" at his campaign rallies and he "never distanced himself."  CNN's Elizabeth Landers asked Pelosi to respond to a statement by Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday in which he called Omar's Monday apology for antisemitic rhetoric "inadequate," and said she did not belong on the House Foreign Affairs Committee:

Pelosi Warns That A Future Democratic President Could Declare National Emergency To Push Gun Control.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned President Donald Trump on Thursday [2/14/2019] that a future Democratic president could declare a national emergency to achieve an agenda, such as gun control policy.  Responding to the president's announcement that he will declare a national emergency related to the U.S. southern border, Pelosi maintained that "Democratic presidents can declare emergencies as well.  So the precedent that the president is setting here is something that should be met with great unease and dismay by the Republicans."

The Editor says...
If ever there was a Democrat president who wanted to outlaw guns by issuing an executive order, it was Barack Obama.

Rep. Judy Chu Says Speaker Nancy Pelosi Should Not be Required to Release Her Tax Returns.  Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) should not be required to release her income tax returns, although Pelosi and House Democrats want to legally require President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to release their tax returns under H.R. 1.  On Thursday on Capitol Hill, asked Chu, "Under H.R. 1, Speaker Pelosi would require the president and the vice president to release their tax returns.  Do you think Speaker Pelosi should be required to release her tax return as well?"  Chu said, "No, I don't think so, because I — unless she's running for president."

Left may target Pelosi.  Pelosi just made a historic return to the speakership after roaming eight years in the backwaters of Washington.  But she finds herself in the same place John Boehner was in eight years ago when 63 freshmen congressmen swept him to power.  Most were Tea Party people who had this radical idea that we should repeal Obamacare.  Pelosi took notes.  She has largely headed off her radicals.  Unlike Boehner, her passions are smokes, booze, and golf.  She likes power.  She also likes belittling her opponents.

Trump's Wall and a Plan to Stop Cartels at the Border.  If you've been thinking Trump Derangement Syndrome couldn't get any worse, consider the Democratic Party's position on border security.  Sitting behind President Trump during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent much of the evening making faces at the back of his head. [...] Pelosi opposes a wall or anything else that discourages illegal aliens from getting into the country and staying here (preferably in red states, where they can do her party the most political good).  By itself this would be bad enough.  But the same dangerously inadequate approach she and most Democrats favor for human traffic is also responsible for the record amount of illicit drugs pouring across the border, not to mention the epidemic of crime and drug-related deaths that comes with them.

This is exactly what Nancy Pelosi was hoping to avoid, by stonewalling the SOTU speech:
President Trump Approval Rating Jumps to 49% Following Brilliant State of the Union Speech.  President Trump holds a 49% approval rating today after nearly two years into his first term despite a continued barrage of fake news and vicious media attacks.  This comes after a brilliant State of the Union speech that enjoyed 76% approval rating with the American public.  President Trump is tied with Barack Obama at the same point in his presidency despite the fawning press for the former president.

Pelosi Outsmarted Herself on the SOTU.  When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi withdrew her original State of the Union invitation, preventing President Trump from delivering the address as scheduled on January 29, she was probably surprised when he responded with such calm forbearance:  "This is her prerogative.  I will do the address when the shutdown is over."  By the time Trump finished the rescheduled speech Tuesday evening [2/5/2019], she no doubt understood that her petty political ploy had been a blunder.  Trump, being no mean showman, had long since realized that the highly publicized delay would increase public interest in the speech — and that is precisely what happened.

Donald Trump's Annihilation of the Democratic Party.  The Democratic House of Representatives has taken its stand on immigration.  Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), they claim to favor border security but are reluctant to do anything to reduce the flow of illegal immigrants.  The entire Democratic media echo chamber has gone to maximum decibel levels denouncing the time-honored solution of an "immoral" wall, and claiming the problem is wildly exaggerated and chiefly occurs at airports.  They are backing themselves into the corner of "sanctuary cities" where police are instructed to ignore federal immigration laws and census-takers are enjoined from asking the citizenship of the country's residents, as the Constitution requires.

Nancy Pelosi Keeps Quoting Her Favorite Bible Verse.  The Mystery:  It's Not Actually in the Bible.  Pelosi got one thing right:  She does in fact "quote it all the time."  The earliest example I found comes from the Congressional Record in 2002, in a speech honoring a prominent Catholic priest in San Francisco who had recently died.  "The Bible tells us that to minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship," she said on the House floor.  "To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us."  It's the next best thing to the Prophet Isaiah himself appearing on the House floor.  Between 2002 and 2018, the quote appears 12 times in the Congressional Record, with Pelosi responsible for all but one of the entries.  (The other time, Texas Republican Louie Gohmert was quoting Pelosi.)

Can moderate Dems talk Pelosi out of her extreme position in the border negotiations?  As things stand now, a House and Senate conference committee is the only hope that Democrats and Republicans can reach agreement on border security and avoid another government shutdown.  The negotiations — such as they are, for a committee that has met briefly only once in more than a week — are ostensibly between Republicans and Democrats.  But well-informed Republicans believe it is another set of talks — internal talks among Democrats — that will determine whether the committee succeeds and a shutdown is averted.  "This is not a negotiation between Republicans and Democrats," said one GOP lawmaker who is keeping close tabs on the process.  "This is a negotiation between rank-and-file Democrats and Nancy Pelosi."

America does not need to be rebuilt.  It only needs to have its intentional destruction halted.
Pelosi: We Will be 'Raising Wages by Rebuilding America With Green, Modern Infrastructure'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in a statement put out Friday [2/1/2019] in recognition of Black History Month that House Democrats will be pushing a "For the People" agenda that will include raising wages by building green infrastructure.  "And we are pushing forward a bold, ambitious agenda For The People to make good on the promise of the American Dream for everyone by lowering the cost of health care and prescription drugs, raising wages by rebuilding America with green, modern infrastructure, and strengthening our democracy by ensuring that our government works for the public interest, not the special interests," Pelosi said.

A growing record of insanity.  It's hard to keep up with the tsunami of cultural and economic insanity thundering through a thousand outlets every day, but here's a try. [...] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mocks the idea of securing America's southern border as something only a bigot like President Trump would want.  Hence, she and her party oppose even a dime for any more physical barriers that would help the border patrol stem the ongoing invasion of illegal immigrants.  Three more caravans on the way?  Ho hum.  Openly socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, wants not only open borders but to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is charged with keeping us safe from drug dealers and violent criminals.  She also backs a confiscatory tax scheme with rates as high as 70 percent, free college tuition and a "Green New Deal" mandate that would strangle industry, cause energy costs to skyrocket and make blackouts common.  She's a huge hit wherever she speaks.

Nancy Pelosi:  Replacing "Normandy Barriers" with "Normandy Fencing" is OK — Not a Wall.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi starts shifting the semantic granules to avoid a political loss.  The financing for, and construction of, a see-through fencing system (Trump's position) is the request of DHS and Border Patrol, and supported by the vast majority of Americans.  Today, Speaker Pelosi starts by claiming no wall will ever be permitted, then garbles her way through a pretzel response by saying "Normandy Barriers" being replaced by "Normandy See-Through Fencing", is ok.  She's trying to avoid a political loss.

Pelosi on Jobs Report: 'GOP Attitude Disrespects Workers, Dishonors Our Values and Damages Our Economy'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to a January employment report that showed "nonfarm payroll employment increased by 304,000" during the month by issuing a statement attacking congressional Republicans for embracing an attitude that "disrespects workers[.]"  Pelosi also lamented the situation of federal workers, who, even if they were furloughed during the partial shutdown that ended on January 25 were paid for the time they did not work.  Also, the jobs report showed that the federal government added 1,000 workers during the month.

The Editor says...
If Ms. Pelosi thinks the Republicans' attitude is damaging the economy, and all the stuff Obama did was helping the economy, she has lost her mind.

Pelosi attempted a coup?  Some very peculiar signs point to this.  [Scroll down]  We know the media hates the President, and spends much of its time in a mindless rage over his existence.  The real question is, probably, therefore, this:  How many assassination attempts have been tried against President Trump?  The second video says 12.  Why do we not know about them?

Pelosi: If Asylum-Seekers Illegally Cross Border into US, 'That's Okay Too'.  Foreign nationals who enter the United States — even crossing the border unlawfully between ports of entry — have the right to seek asylum, "under international law and any sense of decency," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday [1/30/2019].  Addressing leaders in Christian higher education on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said the U.S. is doing the "minimum" when it comes to helping people seeking refugee status and claiming a credible fear of persecution in their countries of origin.

The Editor says...
Members of Congress are elected to represent U.S. citizens, not illegal aliens, not previously deported aliens, and certainly not the billions of people who have never set foot in this country.

Pelosi Explains Her Shutdown Strategy: 'Start with Feather Then You Move to Sledgehammer'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) celebrated the end of the partial government shutdown on Friday [1/25/2019] by sitting down with leftist media commentators and bragging about manipulating President Donald Trump into agreeing on a temporary reopening to allow negotiations over a border wall to take place.

The Progressive Race to the Bottom.  Presidential elections are now to be seen by the Left not as the end of a four-year political cycle.  Instead, they are the beginning of an any-means-necessary, existential effort to reverse the proverbial will of the people and to remove or delegitimize the president.  From now on, if the Left loses, then everything is in theory on the table:  seeking removal of the victor by warping the Electoral College vote; or suing under the Logan Act, the emoluments clause, or the 25th Amendment; or cherry-picking federal judges to block presidential orders; or using the Congress to impeach the president; or unleashing a special counsel for years of investigation.

Border Patrol Wife Invites Speaker Pelosi to See Why Walls Are Needed.  The wife of a Texas-based Border Patrol agent invited Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit the border to see for herself why walls are needed.  "We would like to show you around!  You don't need to bring any security detail.  Our husbands/significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness!" Jill Demanski, the wife of a Texas-based Border Patrol agent wrote in a letter to Speaker Pelosi.  She told Fox News she wrote the letter because she felt Pelosi needs to see this area of the border in person in order to make an informed decision about border security funding.

When Nancy Pelosi wins, Americans lose.  Nancy Pelosi has had an eventful week.  Wednesday [1/23/2019], letters were exchanged between herself and President Trump, who eventually conceded to her seething demand to postpone the State of the Union address.  Left-leaning media announced this as some kind of a victory, like CNN's front-page headline, which read, "Pelosi claims win over Trump in State of the Union showdown."  It begs to be asked:  what did this really accomplish? [...] Not allowing the president to address Congress and the American people is just a maneuver so she can act as a gatekeeper between the country and its elected leader, and that is at the core alarmingly anti-American.  By using the government shutdown as an excuse to go against the tradition of the State of the Union, Pelosi is guaranteeing that the subtext of history remembers her as a spiteful obstructionist while paving the way for future speakers to use the same tactic, perhaps against a future Democratic president.

Nancy Pelosi repeatedly tells mayors to clap for her.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was like a mother hen to America's mayors on Wednesday [1/23/2019], telling them when to clap for her.  After thanking a member of her audience, she said, "That's an applause line!  I'll let you know."  She followed through on her promise.  [Video clip]

Pelosi knows the freshman caucus is out of control.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is determined to stop President Trump from delivering the State of the Union address on Jan. 29.  She says it's due to the shutdown, but that's nonsense and just a political ploy.  So what is the real reason Mrs. Pelosi doesn't want the American people to see it?  The increasingly obvious reason is the House is in chaos. [...] At first blush, it would seem Mrs. Pelosi was attempting to keep the president from being heard, but that's impossible.  Another argument is she's trying to strip him of the trappings of the presidency.  That that, too, is completely futile.  Despite the media coverage presuming this is a Pelosi-Trump conflict, her action signals she doesn't want the American people to see something damaging to her and the Democrats in general — which is a freshman caucus not in her control and more interested in stunts than in governing.

If this is true, why is she going to such great lengths to prevent it?
Pelosi: State of the Union address is 'so unimportant' for Americans.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday [1/24/2019] she was happy that President Trump agreed to postpone his State of the Union address until after the government reopened — saying the speech was "so unimportant in the lives of the American people" compared to other priorities.  "Last night the president accepted the fact that the State of the Union should be at a time when government is not shut down.  I'm glad we could get that off the table.  It is so unimportant in the lives of the American people in terms of especially those who are victims of the shutdown, hostages to the president's applause line in a campaign speech," Pelosi said at a press briefing, referring to Trump's oft-repeated call to build a wall on the southern border.

FBI Files:  Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Father Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.  Was "Constant Companion" Of Notorious Mobster Benjamin Magliano.  Nancy Pelosi's father Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. allegedly was a "constant companion" of notorious mobster Benjamin "Benny Trotta" Magliano and other underworld figures during his political years in Baltimore, MD.  D'Alesandro was a Congressman for five terms from 1938 to 1947, and Baltimore mayor for three terms from 1947 to 1959.  Magliano was identified by the FBI as one of Baltimore's "top hoodlums," and he widely was acknowledged as the representative for New York's Frankie Carbo who made his bones with Murder, Inc. and later became a made guy in the Lucchese family.  The allegations are included in D'Alesandro's recently-released FBI files which Friends of Ours has obtained pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

Nancy Pelosi is trying to federalize California's bad election laws.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has made a gargantuan overhaul of election law, campaign finance, and ethics rules the top priority of House Democrats.  Contrast this move with the Republicans in 2017 — the Democratic Party and its allies understand there is a difference between winning elections versus big idea debates.  H.R. 1, her proposal, is not likely to clear the Senate, but that's not the point.  It is a marketing document intended to broach the idea of federalizing some progressive state policies while trying to squeeze more conservative locales into adopting them as well.

Mark Levin calls Pelosi 'America's first fascist'.  Conservative talk radio show Mark Levin called Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) "America's first fascist" during his nationally syndicated program Wednesday evening.  The conservative commentator accused the Democratic leader of having "hijacked" the federal government by refusing President Trump's demand for border wall money as part of a funding deal.  "She has unilaterally decided that our borders are open," Levin said on his show, while also accusing Pelosi of having "undermined tradition" by blocking Trump's State of the Union address scheduled for next week.

What you don't know about the lucrative travel our leaders enjoy on your dime.  We have long noted Pelosi's abuse of the perks of public office that granted her access to luxury military travel.  This current expedition is hardly new for her.  In 2009, during Pelosi's first speakership, we uncovered documents from the Department of Defense detailing her multiple requests for military air travel.  The documents included internal DOD email correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi's numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft as well as the speaker's last-minute cancellations and changes.  In response to a series of requests for military aircraft, one Defense Department official wrote, "Any chance of politely querying [Pelosi's team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend? ... [T]here's no need to block every weekend 'just in case'..."  The email also notes that Pelosi's office had, "a history of canceling many of their past requests."

'Air Pelosi': Watchdog revisits House speaker's hefty travel expenses on military aircraft.  President Trump recently denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the use of a military aircraft for a congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan.  Mr. Trump's decision prompted Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to revisit Mrs. Pelosi's travel habits; the watchdog organization has tracked her use of military jets for more than a decade through Defense Department documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests.  "For years we have been exposing the lucrative travel our leaders enjoy at taxpayer expense.  We have long noted Pelosi's abuse of the perks of public office that granted her access to luxury military travel," Mr. Fitton wrote in an op-ed titled "Air Pelosi" for Fox News, providing numerous examples.

Democrats Voted Today To NOT Pay Federal Workers During The Government Shutdown.  Nancy Pelosi and other increasingly nervous Democrats in Congress have claimed that President Trump was "holding federal workers hostage" during the government shutdown.  NOT TRUE.  Today, Democrats were given the opportunity to make sure those same federal workers received paychecks as negotiations continue regarding border security funding and ending partial shutdown.  THEY VOTED NO.  This has been and very much remains Nancy Pelosi's shutdown.  Speaker Pelosi is scared to death of the radical left in her own party — the same radical left who has threatened her speakership should she relent to the president's desire to sit down and negotiate a deal between the two sides.  And don't allow the Establishlment Media to tell you any different.  They have been covering for Pelosi and those same radical Democrats, but the American people are starting to see through the ruse.  Democrats care little about the Middle Class.  They care far more about allowing illegals to enter the country.

Nancy Pelosi Appoints Anti-Israel Radical Ilhan Omar to House Foreign Affairs Committee.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appointed anti-Israel radical Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday [1/17/2019].  Omar confirmed the appointment on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.  Omar supports the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, which has been called antisemitic because it singles out the Jewish state for isolation and ignores the Palestinian side.

So, Nancy Tried to Leave the Country During The Shutdown Again?  The government shutdown has lasted 20+ days.  House Democrats and the Trump White House cannot agree on funding for border security.  We're talking $5 billion here, folks.  It's a rounding error in federal budgeting.  Democrats, having retaken the House in the 2018 midterms, are not willing to play ball with Trump.  They want to fight, stall his agenda and score political points.  At the same time, keep the cancerous legions of their progressive base sated as they thirst for blood against an administration they view as the personification of evil.  Both sides aren't budging.  Democrats see the polling.  Trump is blamed.  Trump sees the polling too and sees that border security, curbing illegal immigration, and the wall itself are proposals that are popular or gaining in approval respectively.  Both sides are at equal risk for overreaching.

Nancy Pelosi's $2 million in travel junkets is starting to get noticed.  Not only was President Trump's masterly counter-move against House speaker Nancy Pelosi an expert power play against the speaker's bid to take the television set away from him at the State of the Union, but it drew attention to something that doesn't get much attention, the fact that she's got some Imelda Marcos-style spending habits in state-financed travel.

Pelosi says Trump put her life in danger by yanking plane access.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday [1/18/2019] accused President Trump of putting her life in danger by publicly nixing her top-secret trip to a war zone in Afghanistan — and then "leaking" her backup plans to travel commercially.  Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said she and a delegation were "prepared to fly commercially to proceed with this vital trip" after Trump suddenly yanked their use of a military plane for the overseas trip on Thursday [1/17/2019].

Nancy Pelosi's Flight to Italy And Ukraine Cost the Air Force Nearly $200k.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's congressional delegation (CODEL) to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan garnered extra attention after President Donald Trump banned her from using military aircraft, but the trip would not have been the first time she used Air Force money to travel the world.  Pelosi's trip to Italy and Ukraine from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015, cost the Air Force $184,587.81, according to documents released Saturday under a 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch.  Her delegation was made up of nine other members of Congress, including Democratic Reps.  Anna Eshoo of California and Marcia Fudge of Ohio.  Four family members, including Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi, were on the trip.

Why Democrats Said No to Trump's Border Compromise.  Lots of people are wondering just why Democrats rejected President Trump's plan to reopen government agencies even before he announced the plan.  House speaker Nancy Pelosi called it a "non-starter," and Senate Democratic whip Dick Durbin rejected it even though, as the Daily Caller noted, Trump's proposal to protect immigrant "Dreamers" from being deported "included everything" that Durbin had asked for "just over two years ago."

Walls are Immoral'.  When Nancy Pelosi intoned that "walls are immoral," she was not basing this contention on an analysis of moral permissibility. [...] [I]t is easy to see that it's perfectly okay to install a physical barrier for purposes of preventing unauthorized or illegal entry, which is why such are installed.  This can be a door with a lock or a gated fence around a property.  Try getting homeowners' insurance without a front door.  Does Nancy Pelosi's house have a front door?

Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for foreign trip in response to call for State of the Union delay.  President Trump on Thursday abruptly denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart, in a stunning decision that followed her call to delay the State of the Union address amid the government shutdown.  In a curt letter, Trump said her trip has been "postponed."  "Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed.  We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over.  In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate," Trump wrote.

Stranded Bus with Pelosi and Democrat Lawmakers Drives Circles Around US Capitol.  On Thursday afternoon [1/17/2019], President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her "public relations" trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.  The President canceled Pelosi's flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart — Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport.  Trump told her to fly commercial on her own dime.  According to Fox News reporter, Chad Pergram, furious phone calls are flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House.

Trump to Nancy: You're grounded.  When Nancy tried to cancel President Donald John Trump's State of the Union speech, I thought it's petty.  Today [1/17/2019], while she and her cronies were aboard an Air Force bus headed for a military flight to Europe, the Commander-in-Chief cancelled the flight. [...] A woman elected from some gerrymandered district in San Francisco challenged the Leader of the Free World.  He left her on the bus.  He physically grounded her.  His message was simply, "Due to the shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been postponed.  We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over.  In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate. [...]"

Giving Pelosi a Taste of Her Own Medicine.  The look on Representative Adam Schiff's face was priceless as the California Democrat disembarked the Air Force bus on Thursday [1/17/2019].  A few days ago, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the White House, practically disinviting the president of the United States from giving his State of the Union Address on January 29.  She cited security concerns and suggested that the president reschedule his address for a time after the government shutdown.  But everyone knew that her explanation was absolute nonsense.

The Tables Turn on Pelosi and the Media.  Saturday was National Popcorn Day, but I've been nibbling on popcorn all week as Nancy Pelosi learned a lesson about presidential power and the media was gut checked by the special prosecutor.  I haven't had this much fun since election night 2016.  While she might have thought otherwise, the power of the commander-in-chief is far greater than that of the speaker of the House, and the humiliating way this was brought home to the congressional equivalent of Maerose Prizzi (h/t Michael Walsh) was something.  She anticipated that she and her posse of cronies and their families (reports of a ninety-some entourage in all) would hop a military plane for a free trip to Brussels, Afghanistan, and Egypt, doubtless with fawning media coverage, leaving the president to sit alone in the White House hoping fruitlessly they'd toddle in there to negotiate an end to the shutdown.  Reports vary as to whether she was on the tarmac or on her way there when the president cancelled the flight as incompatible during a shutdown when federal workers were not being paid and illegal aliens were continuing to invade.  The president twisted the knife, suggesting she was free to fly commercial, which served as a reminder of the enormous tab she ran up on such flights the last time she was speaker.

It's Now Undeniably The Pelosi Shutdown.  In a nationally televised statement from the White House, President Trump offered concessions on DACA, expressed a desire to work with Democrats toward a much-needed overhaul of the outdated immigration system and a desire to end the government shutdown.  Speaker Pelosi's handlers released a response to the media even before the president finished his speech.  That response was NO and came at the same time reports indicated Speaker Pelosi was leaving Washington D.C. for a long weekend at one of her many (walled) properties.

Pelosi is Petrified of Trump Speaking Directly to America and Exposing Democrat Duplicity on Border.  In 2013, Chuck Schumer and every Senate Democrat voted in favor of 350 miles of border wall.  They have right now shut the government down to stop 234 miles of border wall.  I don't know how you explain that you voted in favor of 350 miles but you shut the government down to stop 234 miles.  That is incoherent.  What is the honest answer?  The honest answer:  It's not a substantive disagreement; it's that they're terrified of their extreme left wing, who hates Trump.  And that's why we're having a shutdown.

Pelosi Confronted:  Stutters Through Response to Reporters, Repeats Crackpot Claim That Trump Endangered Her Life.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looked defeated Friday afternoon [1/18/2019] when reporters confronted her over her outrageous claims Trump endangered her life by cancelling her military flight then allegedly leaked her commercial travel plans.  Earlier Friday morning, Pelosi's spokesman, Drew Hammill accused President Trump of endangering Pelosi's life by leaking her commercial travel plans.

Pelosi asks Trump to postpone SOTU until gov't reopens; Dems planned move for "months"?  It's tough to tell.  Does this make the shutdown a bug, or a feature?  Nancy Pelosi has asked Donald Trump to put off his State of the Union speech to the joint session of Congress until after the funding issues have been resolved: [...] Pelosi's not looking to restore the proper co-equal-branch dynamics under the Constitution.  She was delighted to offer regal hosannas to Barack Obama, and she'd be equally delighted to offer them to President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or President Jill Stein, for that matter.  She just doesn't want Trump using Congress to beat up Democrats over the wall.

Former Secret Service Agent Bongino Demands Apology From Pelosi For Lying About, Insulting Secret Service.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter Wednesday to the White House asking for a postponement of the annual State of the Union address until after the government shutdown has ended.  Pelosi cited security concerns over the speech due to "hamstrung" security agencies. [...] However, multiple DHS officials and Secret Service veterans have said that Pelosi is not being truthful in her remarks and weaponizing the Secret Service for political reasons.  Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino tells The Daily Caller that Pelosi owes the Secret Service an apology and that the shutdown has nothing to do with agency readiness.

Pelosi slammed for attempted shutdown of Trump State of Union.  The Trump administration and Republicans are pushing back on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's suggestion that President Trump delay his upcoming State of the Union address because of the partial government shutdown[.]  The president is slated to deliver his televised annual address to a Joint Session of Congress on Jan. 29.  But with no compromise in sight to resolve the standoff over government funding for Trump's proposed border wall — a stalemate that is in its fourth week, with the impact deepening for furloughed federal workers and others — Pelosi, D-Calif., suggested in a letter that Trump put those plans on hold, speak from the Oval Office rather than Capitol Hill, or submit the address in writing.

No Thanks, Nancy:  Trump Should Reject Pelosi's SOTU Postponement Ploy.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Trump today [1/16/2019], suggesting that his upcoming State of the Union Address — scheduled for January 29th — ought to be postponed until after the partial government shutdown is over.  Pelosi cites "security concerns" related to the temporary lack of funding for US Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, implying that speech attendees might be unsafe due to the budget impasse.

Citing 'security concerns' due to government shutdown, Speaker Pelosi urges delay of State of the Union address.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address this month if the government remains shuttered — or deliver it in writing.  "Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th," Pelosi wrote in a letter to Trump on Wednesday [1/16/2019].

Pelosi Slams DHS Claim Of Being Prepped For SOTU: 'I Don't Care What They Said'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Wednesday night she "doesn't care" if the Secret Service said it was prepared to appropriately secure the State of the Union address despite the partial government shutdown.  Instead, she stood firm in her resolve to delay the January 29 event until the government completely re-opens.

Pelosi's Petulance Is Wearing Thin.  We expected all sorts of fits and furies when Democrats took control of the House, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unprecedented threat to disinvite President Donald Trump to the State of the Union sets the bar surprisingly low.  And it makes Trump's cancellation of her overseas trip all the more sweet.  On Wednesday [1/16/2019], citing disingenuous security concerns, Pelosi sent the president the formal equivalent of a lunchtime high school bully's "you can't sit with us anymore."  The irony of the speaker holding up government funding over border security while simultaneously decrying the lack of security for the speech was apparently lost on CNN, who praised Pelosi's gambit as "a major power move."

Pelosi 'Disinviting' Trump from State of the Union is Yuge Opportunity.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats just stepped in it, big-time.  According to various news reports, Pelosi has "disinvited" President Trump from making the annual State of the Union address to Congress.  With just days left until he was supposed to deliver this widely-viewed speech on January 29, Politico reports that, fearing Trump will use the nationally-televised address to blame Democrats for the ongoing partial shutdown of the government, Pelosi "asked President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address — or deliver it in writing — as long as the government remains shut down."

McCarthy: Pelosi's move to disinvite Trump 'unbecoming of the office'.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday [1/16/2019] it was "unbecoming of the office" for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call for a postponement or cancellation of President Trump's planned January 29 State of the Union address.  "I think Speaker Pelosi is playing politics like I've never seen a speaker before," McCarthy, R-Calif., told the Washington Examiner Wednesday.  "I think it's unbecoming of the office to disinvite the president.  The American people have the right to be able to hear the president and the president has a right to deliver a state of the union."  Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a letter to Trump that the partial government shutdown would make it difficult to secure the event, which is attended by members of all three branches of government and typically requires a massive law enforcement presence.

NBC, CNN: Secret Service, DHS Reject Nancy Pelosi's 'Security' Excuse for Canceling State of the Union.  Multiple reports indicate that the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security both reject Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's stated reason for asking the President of the United States to postpone the State of the Union address.  On Wednesday, Pelosi wrote to the president to rescind her Jan. 3 invitation for him to address Congress on January 29, in keeping with tradition.  Pelosi blamed a lack of available security due to the ongoing partial government shutdown: [...]

The devil is using the Democratic Party to destroy America.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated in USA Today (Jan. 3) the top two "generational challenges of our time are reducing income disparity and combating the climate crises."  While all of us should strive to be good stewards of the environment, we must be discerning not to succumb to hysteria not based on scientific empirical evidence but much from Al Gore's theories and disproven myths, which catapulting him to multimillionaire status.

Pelosi claims 'food stamps,' 'farm subsidies' not being paid because of Trump, but they ARE.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has every right to criticize POTUS Donald Trump and his administration, and in fact, being the leader of the opposition party in the House, we expect her to.  But the California Democrat has an obligation to the country to at least be honest in her critique of the president.

Lift Up Your Hearts:  The Democrats Are in a Shambles.  As a figure of horror, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has become almost like Bette Davis, one can believe she just acts the part, though she acts it convincingly.  And she has earned her spurs as a Democratic legislator with staying power, the first speaker to serve non-consecutive terms since Sam Rayburn (D-Texas). She certainly didn't get much back-talk from all those bushy-tailed Democrats who were going to send her off to knit antimacassars for her grandchildren.  She does not, however, appear to be an effective spokesperson as leader of the opposition, and is strangely inarticulate for someone who must have spent more time in public speaking for the last 40 years than almost anyone in the country.

Democrats are battling to see who is the most radically left.  Another week, another feverish contest among Democrats to see who can drag the party faster and farther to the left.  The new year is beginning with a blistering pace, with wild and crazy ideas popping up across the country.  Start in Washington, where Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi made a lasting impression by saying no, no to President Trump's sensible proposal for barriers and other security at the southern border.  Their rejection, and implicit denial that there is even a problem, serves as an invitation to hundreds of thousands of more migrants to cross illegally.  And each new wave guarantees that future Dems will be able to demand amnesty for successive generations of "Dreamers," thus roiling America for years.  Heckuva job, Chuck and Nancy.  You should start a podcast, where you each get your own podium.

In the border fight, Democrats want a 'technological wall' that won't keep anybody out.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California says a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be "immoral."  Instead, she favors something she calls a "technological wall."  Another top House Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, calls it a "smart wall."  Instead of building an actual physical barrier of steel, concrete, or some other material, Pelosi, Clyburn, and other Democrats advocate employing an array of high-tech devices — drones, infrared sensors, surveillance cameras, and more — to keep track of activity at the border without physical impediments to discourage illegal crossings.

Trump Has the Democrats Cornered.  No sooner had the Democrats taken back the majority in the House of Representatives than they proved their harshest critics correct — the party no longer concerns itself with the interests of the American people.  And by refusing to provide a dime for a physical barrier on our border, they did it in the starkest terms possible.  Led by far-left Nancy Pelosi, who held off a challenge to her leadership from the even farther left, the House Democrats promptly put themselves in the position of being seen taking the side of foreigners entering the country illegally over the security and economic prosperity of American citizens.  They reduced themselves to the absurd position that "walls don't work."

H.R. 1: Democrats Act to Strip State Powers Over Elections.  If you thought the midterm elections had problems, wait until you learn about Nancy Pelosi's plan to terminate state control over American elections. [...] The Constitution decentralizes power over American elections and puts states in charge.  H.R. 1 would undo that.  Decentralization promotes individual liberty.  When power over elections is centralized, it is easier for that power to be abused.  When power over elections is decentralized, no single malevolent actor can exert improper control over the process.  That is precisely why Democrats are so eager for Washington, D.C., to have more power over our elections.

The Dems Who Cried 'Wolf!'  When Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer did their thing at that podium after the President's Oval Office address, they wildly accused him of stoking "fear" and engaging in a "temper tantrum."  Yet, we just had seen the President's speech to the nation moments before.  There was no temper tantrum.  We saw it.  We heard it.

New Dem Talking Point:  Wall Is *Luxury* We Can't Afford.  It's so hard to keep up with the Dems: from "illegal immigration is wrong," to "they aren't illegal, just undocumented," to "there's a crisis at the border" to "the so-called crisis is a manufactured one," to "border walls are ineffective," to "border walls are immoral," and now this, from Pelosi:  [Video clip]

Nancy's problem.  The Democrat majority in the House of Representatives is paper-thin. [...] As new House Democrats see that they can deliver absolutely nothing to their constituents after Nancy has promised the nation that she will use the House majority to do great things, these new House members will be put in a difficult position.  President Trump can probably peel away enough of these new Democrat House members who came from congressional districts that Trump carried comfortably in 2018 — a dozen or fewer would be more than enough — to pass some reforms over the protests of Speaker Pelosi and make her look like a clueless windbag tied to the coastal elites and indifferent to real America.

Nancy Pelosi wants to talk morality.  Here are three questions she won't answer.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has cited her moral values as reasons to oppose President Donald Trump's planned border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.  Pelosi won't fund a border wall because it would be "immoral" to do so, she has repeatedly asserted.  Given Pelosi's recent moral outspokenness, The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to her office with three other moral questions, in hopes that she would answer them.  She would not.  The three questions are below:
  •   Putting aside the question of whether abortion should be legal or not, does Pelosi think sex-selective abortions — e.g. aborting an unborn baby solely because she's a girl — are immoral?
  •   Does Pelosi think it's immoral to coerce Catholic nuns to subsidize birth control?
  •   Does Pelosi think it's immoral for Democratic senators to use membership in a Catholic charitable organization, the Knights of Columbus, as a negative test for judicial office?
Pelosi's office declined to provide an answer to any of the above questions.

Pelosi Says Stories Like Ronil Singh's Are 'Tragic,' But Not Enough To Call A 'Crisis'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood by Democrats' belief Thursday that the border issue is a "manufactured crisis" created by Republicans and President Donald Trump, and claimed there is not enough data about those who have suffered at the hands of illegal aliens to say otherwise.

The New Kakistocracy.  Kakistocracy is a badly underused word which needs to make a major comeback this year, as it is perfectly descriptive of the cabal of loons, clowns, demagogues, crooks and halfwits who are now in charge of the House of Representatives.  The literal definition of the word is a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. [...] Start with [Nancy] Pelosi, who's a proven commodity.  She got four years as House Speaker from 2007-2011, after which the American people reacted to her governance as they would a rabid coyote in the front yard.  She's hardly improved since — if anything, the episodic moonbattery, unnatural facial tics, brazen public untruths, and irrational pronouncements have become even more frequent and frightening than they were a dozen years ago.  That's not a surprise given Pelosi's age and clearly declining faculties.

Nancy Pelosi takes the gavel in the House and what's her first target?  Free speech.  The last time there was a real campaign finance scandal was during the 1996 election cycle when it was discovered that China funneled illegal contributions into our political system to help Bill Clinton and the Democrats' re-election efforts.  That investigation resulted in more than 25 individuals being charged with crimes by the Department of Justice.  In the wake of that investigation, President George W. Bush signed the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform act into law, which was largely overturned by the Supreme Court in the Citizens United decision.  Fast forward to today and the left's effort to restrict free speech in America is still front and center.  But now, the liberals are forced to scream at the top of their lungs about fake corruption in our campaign finance system because little, if any, actually exists.

Pelosi, Nielsen clashed during border-security meeting: 'I reject your facts,' House speaker said, according to report.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen got into a tense confrontation this week, with the California Democrat interrupting Nielsen's presentation on border security and illegal immigration, telling her "I reject your facts." [...] At one point during the meeting, according to the Wall Street Journal, Pelosi interrupted Nielsen, who was citing statistics related to the border, including how many criminal illegal immigrants attempted to enter the U.S. last year.  "I reject your facts," Pelosi told Nielsen[.]  "These aren't my facts," Nielsen shot back.  "These are the facts."

Pelosi: The Constitution Considers Me Trump's Equal.  Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said in an interview with the New York Times that the Constitution considers her to be President Donald Trump's equal.  Pelosi is set to regain the speaker's gavel after spending eight years as House minority leader.  Pelosi was the first female speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, and she maneuvered to get the party's votes necessary to secure the speakership again after Democrats won back the chamber in the November midterms.  In a piece with a headline declaring her an "icon of female power," Pelosi was asked by the reporter "if she considers herself Mr. Trump's equal."  "The Constitution does," she replied.

The Truth About Democratic Morality.  Democrat Nancy Pelosi said Trump's border wall is immoral and too expensive.  Hearing Pelosi lecture Trump and the American people about morality is beyond repulsive.  Pelosi, her fellow Democrats and fake news media seek to prevent our side from using the word "morality" in the political arena.  Any Republican and conservative who dares bring up the morality of an issue is immediately branded a religious nut, trying to force their wacko outdated values onto the public.  Pelosi and her minions are flooding the airwaves with their absurd perverted narrative that building a wall (to protect Americans) is immoral.  Meanwhile, these wicked Democrats who refuse to secure our borders live in highly secured and gated communities.

Pelosi's Pick to Lead Climate Crisis Committee Owned Stock in Top Polluters.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) choice to lead the House Climate Crisis Committee owned stock in several companies that rank among the nation's top air and water polluters.  Last week, Pelosi announced that Democratic congresswoman Kathy Castor (Fla.) would chair the newly reconstituted House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.  Pelosi's decision to reestablish the committee, which existed from 2007 until 2011 when it was disbanded by Republicans, signals that climate change will be a top priority for the new Democratic majority.

Kellyanne Conway says Pelosi needs to cap Hawaii vacation to talk shutdown.  Reports surfaced Friday [12/28/2018] that [Nancy] Pelosi, D-Calif., was spending the New Year's holiday period at a Hawaiian resort rather than trying to reach an agreement on a funding package that could pass both the House and the Senate given congressional Democrats do not appear willing to provide any more than $1.6 [sic] for border security.

Dems Plan Their Coup As the World Burns.  Democrats aren't concerned about illegal aliens pouring into the country without any screening whatsoever.  They are happy about it and they all went on vacation rather than do something constructive. [...] Nancy [Pelosi] is basking away at an exclusive Hawaiian resort that costs $5,000 a night.  A person answering the media contact number for Pelosi's office identified herself as "press desk."  When asked about the vacation, she told the Washington Examiner:  "I'm not allowed to talk about that."  She said she would pass on a message to the deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, who did not respond, the [Washington] Examiner reports.

Pelosi: 'The Existential Threat of the Climate Crisis' Threatens 'The Whole of God's Creation'.  While vacationing in Hawaii on Friday [12/28/2018], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) announced in a statement that she will be naming Rep. Kathy Castor (D.-Fla.) to chair a new committee the incoming Democrat-controlled House of Representatives will create to deal with "the climate crisis."  Pelosi described the "climate crisis" as an "existential threat" that threatens "the whole of God's creation."  "The American people have demanded action to combat the climate crisis, which threatens our public health, our economy, our national security and the whole of God's creation," said Pelosi.

The Editor says...
According to Gallup, only five percent of Americans consider "Environment-Pollution" to be this country's top problem.  And that category is broad enough to include smoke from wildfires (caused by Democrat mismanagement), bad drinking water in Detroit (ditto), plastic straws in the ocean (a non-problem), styrofoam cups (ditto), light pollution (ditto), carbon dioxide in the air (which is not pollution at all), needles and feces in the streets (caused by Democrat politics), and many other minor issues that have been caused or amplified by people like Nancy Pelosi.  Hardly anyone, according to Gallup, is demanding action to "combat the climate crisis," since there is no crisis.  Minor problems here and there, in Democrat-controlled states and cities, but no crises, and certainly nothing that threatens our national security.  To say that climate problems threaten "the whole of God's creation" is a meaningless emotional outburst intended only to generate headlines and sound bites.  Baby-killing Democrats only mention God when it is politically expedient.

Nancy Pelosi Endures Partial Government Shutdown at Luxury Resort in Hawaii.  Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House minority leader and, most likely, soon-to-be House speaker (D-CA), is enduring the partial federal government shutdown at a luxury resort in Hawaii.  The Washington Free Beacon reported that Pelosi, who calls the impasse over $5 billion for a border wall the "Trump shutdown," is at Fairmont Orchid resort, where prices range from $899 per night for a standard room to $4,899 a night for the presidential suite.

'I'm not allowed to talk about that': Nancy Pelosi office stonewalls on her shutdown vacation in Hawaii.  Nancy Pelosi, the next speaker of the House of Representatives, is reportedly spending the government shutdown at a Hawaiian resort.  A person answering the media contact number for Pelosi's office identified herself as "press desk."  When asked about the vacation, she told the Washington Examiner:  "I'm not allowed to talk about that."  She said she would pass on a message on to the deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, who did not respond.  According to the Washington Free Beacon, the California Democrat was seen Thursday [12/27/2018] at the Fairmont Orchid resort, which features accommodations up to almost $5,000 a night.

Nancy Pelosi Announces Plans For A House 'Climate Crisis' Committee After Flying Thousands Of Miles To A Hawaiian Resort.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Friday [12/28/2018] that Democrats would create a Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in 2019, which will be headed by Florida Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor. [...] Pelosi, who's expected to be elected House speaker in 2019, said there's "tremendous pressure" for Democrats to make fighting global warming a central part of their agenda in the new year.  Pelosi made her announcement amid a government shutdown after she flew thousands of miles to a luxurious Hawaiian hotel where she was spotted Thursday, according to reports.

The Editor says...
Ms. Pelosi isn't the only global warming crusader who's a frequent flyer.

Nancy Pelosi is spotted vacationing at $899-a-night Hawaii hotel as White House blasts her for refusing to enter talks to end week-long government shutdown.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was spotted at a luxury hotel in Hawaii just before the partial government shutdown entered its seventh day Friday, with little sign of progress to end it.  The likely speaker didn't appear to miss out on any negotiations, as talks between the White House and Democratic congressional leaders appear to have ceased, even as hundreds of thousands of federal employees remain on furlough.  Pelosi's office says the White House hasn't contacted them since December 11, when Trump said at a tense meeting he would claim the 'mantle' of a shutdown.

Nancy Pelosi Takes Advantage Of Government Shutdown; Vacations At Luxury Hawaiian Resort.  Democrats are standing firm on their commitment to make America less safe, by refusing to give President Trump the funding he's requested to construct a wall on our southern border.  Democrat lawmakers, like Nancy Pelosi, were quick to blame President Trump for the partial shutdown of the government.  They warned about how government employees and members of our US military would suffer the consequences.  Unlike the Democrat lawmakers, President Trump canceled his trip to Florida for Christmas, choosing instead, to visit our troops overseas and to stay back at the White House, making himself available in case the Democrats want to come back to D.C. and agree to fund the wall.

Trump Cancels Florida Christmas Trip Over Shutdown — Nancy Pelosi Vacations in Hawai.  House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was spotted Thursday [12/27/2018] vacationing in Hawaii at the Fairmont Orchid resort during the government shutdown.  Rooms at this posh resort range from $899-a-night for a standard room to $4,899-a-night for the presidential suite, reported the Free Beacon.

Former ICE chief Tom Homan rips Nancy Pelosi for doubting border wall works.  Former acting ICE Director Tom Homan on Wednesday blasted House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for calling a border wall ineffective and accusing President Trump of "fear mongering" with the illegal immigration issue.  "Every place a wall or barrier has been built, it has resulted in decreased illegal immigration, decreased drug smuggling.  One hundred percent of the time, it has proven effective," Mr. Homan said on Fox News, where he is a contributor.  "Look at the rest of the data on the border, where arrests of MS-13 [gang] this year are up 118 percent, the seizures of guns [...] are up almost 200 percent.  There's your data.  Look at it.  You can see why we need a wall," he said.

Nancy suffers brain glitch, slurs words, vows to keep 'govt closed forever'.  Something is seriously wrong with Nancy Pelosi.  During her weekly news conference on Thursday, the soon-to-be House Speaker vowed "keep the government closed forever" before agreeing to fund President Donald Trump's border wall.  "We're not going for the $5 billion for the wall.  We simply are not," she said, blankly staring at the cameras.

The Gospel According to Nancy:  No Borders, Kill Babies.  Summarizing her and Chuck Schumer's meeting with Trump, she told the media, "I myself thought we should open the meeting with a prayer, which I did.  I told him about King Solomon, when he was to become king of the Jews, he prayed to God, he said:  'I need you to give me great understanding and wisdom, Lord.'"  King Solomon is Pelosi's favorite Bible character, especially because he proposed solving a problem by cutting a baby in half.  Now Sister Nancy's praying for Trump to keep the government open so federal employees can finish their Christmas shopping.  It's an axiom that if a conservative says his faith informs his political decisions, he'll be condemned for establishing a state religion, while liberals get to veer back and forth over the church-state centerline as freely as those motorists who love to text while driving.

Nancy Pelosi due to be America's oldest House speaker.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is on course to become the oldest person in history to hold the speaker's gavel now that she has secured a deal to give her at least two more years as the top House of Representatives leader.  Pelosi, now 78, will be almost 81 at the close of the 116th Congress, which ends on Jan. 3, 2021.  That will make her nearly a year older than legendary Speaker Sam Rayburn, D-Texas, who died in office less than two months shy of his 80th birthday.  Pelosi will turn 80 on March 26, 2020, a little more than a year into her new speaker's term.  She will achieve the milestone of oldest ever speaker on Feb. 7, 2020 — beating Rayburn's record.

Angel Moms Call Out Nancy Pelosi:  Would You Support Border Wall if It Saved Your Loved One?  Angel Moms whose children have been murdered by illegal aliens living in the United States called out incoming House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), asking them if they would support a border wall if it meant their loved ones would be saved from illegal alien crime.

Pelosi struggles to clamp down on impeachment talk from angry Dems.  House Democrats say incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will have her hands full next year trying to keep her caucus from pursuing President Trump's impeachment.  Democrats see a chance to hit Trump hard after his former lawyer Michael Cohen's three-year sentence, and his claim that Trump directed payments to two women to keep them silent about alleged affairs.  They think it will be difficult for Pelosi to keep them from pursuing an impeachment process in the House[.]

Pelosi Vows To 'Rescue Our Democracy,' But It's Her Party Breaking It.  Soon-to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats' top priority next year will be to fix "our broken democracy."  But it's Democrats who are busy breaking it.  Any time they don't like the election results they claim Republican chicanery.

Democrats Nominate Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday won the House Democrat leadership election to be the party's next nominee for speaker after running unopposed.

Pelosi, Democrats back off on Trump impeachment.  As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that item is noticeably missing from the to-do list and firmly on the margins.

Marcia Fudge Supports Pelosi for Speaker After Being Promised Chairmanship of Subcommittee on Elections.  Rep. Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio) announced Tuesday she would be supporting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) bid for speaker of the House just hours after Pelosi announced that she was planning to revive the House Administration subcommittee on elections and make Fudge the chair.  Fudge, who had been mulling a potential bid to challenge Pelosi in January's Democratic leadership elections, released a statement saying that she was joining her colleagues to support the leadership team of Pelosi, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.), and House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D., S.C.)

Will Democratic Rebels Dethrone Nancy?  After adding at least 37 seats and taking control of the House by running on change, congressional Democrats appear to be about to elect as their future leaders three of the oldest faces in the party.  Nancy Pelosi of California and Steny Hoyer of Maryland have led the House Democrats for 16 years.  For 12 years, they have been joined in the leadership triumvirate by Jim Clyburn of South Carolina.  If these three emerge as speaker, majority leader and majority whip, all three Democratic leaders will be older than our oldest president, Ronald Reagan, was when he went home after two terms.  By 2020's election, all three House leaders would be over 80.

Ocasio-Cortez: These Democrats Opposing Pelosi As Speaker Don't Seem Very Progressive.  It's true, as she says, that the 16 Dems who signed the letter yesterday [11/19/2018] opposing Pelosi's Speakership aren't from the caucus's left wing.  It's not true that no one's attacking Pelosi from the left, though.

Battle over Pelosi's speaker bid reveals the dysfunction in Congress.  Having led Democrats in the House of Representatives for nearly 16 years, four of them as speaker, you'd think Nancy Pelosi would be a shoo-in as the first speaker in six decades to return to that job.  But wait just one San Francisco minute.  The first female speaker, who will turn 79 in March, is facing a growing chorus of demands for change from younger members, the very ones her prodigious fundraising and pugnacious politics helped elect and re-elect this month.  Sixteen of them wrote a public letter against her reign.

16 House Democrats Vow 'Never Nancy' In Open Letter.  As the opposition forces against Nancy Pelosi's bid for House Speaker may be starting to see fissures in the ranks, some fierce holdouts have made their distaste for the establishment Democrat known.  According to Fox News, a total of 16 U.S. House Democrats circulated a letter on Monday declaring themselves "Never Nancy" while calling for "new leadership" without saying who that new leader should be.  The letter cordially begins by thanking Pelosi for her years of service as House Speaker before calling for a "change" in leadership.

Sixteen House Democrats oppose Pelosi, offer no rival.  Sixteen Democratic members of Congress vowed on Monday [11/19/2018] to oppose fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi's bid to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but none of them openly said they would run against her.

Nancy Pelosi faces a serious challenge from Democrats in bid to be House speaker.  Rep. Tim Ryan had just been sworn in to Congress when he first voted for Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House in 2003.  The Ohio Democrat voted for her again in the next seven elections, helping elevate her to the role and making her the first-ever woman to reach the House's highest post in 2007, and sticking with her even after Democrats lost the chamber in 2011.  In his 16 years in Congress, Mr. Ryan has never known a Democratic leader other than Mrs. Pelosi.  He says it's long enough.

It's the Ocasio-Cortez party now — Nancy Pelosi is just leading it.  Socialist know-nothing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the future of the Democrat Party.  Nancy Pelosi is its past, but she's probably its present too despite threats to deny her another Speakership.  The Ocasio-Cortez contingent in the party has determined that Nancy Pelosi simply isn't radical enough.  That will be news to many on the American Right for whom she has served as a longtime bête noir and whose strident advocacy of San Francisco values provided fodder for countless Republican campaign ads and fundraising letters.  For Republicans she's a radical who favors amnesty, citizenship, and voting rights for illegal aliens, government funded abortion on demand, and impeaching the president.  But in the current Democrat Party she's a mushy moderate.  For her part, Ocasio-Cortez spent Tuesday, her first day in Washington, DC, protesting climate change in Pelosi's office.  And here I thought climate change was President Trump's fault.

Nancy Pelosi knows impeachment fervor could backfire — and doom Democrats' 2020 hopes.  Mrs. Pelosi is in a bind.  Many in her caucus, and in her party, are giddy over the prospect of impeaching President Trump.  She opposes that path, a position that makes her even more unpopular with those eager for someone new at the top.  A careful and seasoned vote counter, she told Chris Cuomo on CNN that she is "100 percent" confidant [sic] she will be re-elected Speaker.  She is probably correct, but it's not a done deal.

Nancy Pelosi:  Mueller Doesn't Have to Indict Trump for Congress to Impeach Him.  Nancy pelosi really does not want to impeach Donald Trump — and she's prepared to take all the heat from her party and from the new House Democratic majority she's hoping to lead, unless she sees something wildly different emerge.  But she said she won't let Robert Mueller define the decision.

Americans want a House Speaker other than Nancy Pelosi.  But they don't really matter.  According to Gallup, a large majority of U.S. Democrats want someone else.  Only 39 percent want her back, while 56 percent don't.  By the way, they've felt that way for some time.  A June Gallup Poll of Americans at large found only 29 percent had a favorable view of the woman who represents most of the troubled city of San Francisco.

Opposition to Pelosi hardens.  Ten Democratic incumbents or members-elect told Politico that they will vote against Nancy Pelosi for speaker on the House floor, exposing a serious problem for the California Democrat in her bid to reclaim the gavel.  Eight sitting lawmakers or their offices said on Thursday [11/8/2018] that they will oppose Pelosi on the floor.  Two candidates who won on Tuesday previously said the same.

Nancy Pelosi Gives Awkward Fist Pump And Yells:  "Let's hear it for pre-existing conditions!".  Nancy Pelosi gave us a taste of what to expect when she becomes Speaker of the House... Yikes! [...] The Democrats lied and used pre-existing conditions to sell different candidates in the midterms.  Messaging from Republicans was non-existent so Americans bought the lie.  President Trump just said a few days ago that the Republicans will, in fact, keep pre-existing conditions for Americans.  Republicans should keep this in mind when 2020 comes around.

Pelosi Says She's Democrat Best Fit for Speaker: 'I'm Really Good at What I Do'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said in a new interview that she is best fit to be the next speaker of the House if Democrats win a majority in the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday, suggesting that none of her Democratic colleagues should get to serve in the position while she is in Congress.  Pelosi spoke to HuffPost about her 31 years in the House and 17 years in Democratic leadership, highlighting her confidence in the Democrats regaining control of the House.

Here Come The Crazies!  Nancy Pelosi As Speaker, Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings In Leadership Roles.  Trump's Republican Party has lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives, as predicted, but Democrats could well install Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the new Speaker — and that's a gift that just keeps on giving.  The 78-year-old Democrat from California, who was House Speaker from 2007 until the GOP took control of the chamber in 2011, is poised to resume that powerful position — and she wants it.

Pelosi tells audience, 'San Francisco values, that's what we're about'.  Has Nancy Pelosi joined the GOP team anxious to scare voters away from voting for the donkey party?  The pejorative use of the expression "San Francisco values," to indicate a loss of decency, tradition, and sanity, has at least two decades of history, and arguably almost three and a half, since Jeanne Kirkpatrick denounced "San Francisco Democrats" at the 1984 Republican Convention.  Today, San Francisco is the exemplar of a city that has driven out the middle class and features the worst-looking income gap between rich and poor.  San Francisco's poor languish in its streets in the worst display of the degradation of poverty this side of Calcutta.  San Francisco's homelessness, its open drug use, and the spread of human feces on the sidewalks there have made being a pedestrian there a health risk.

Pelosi: 'San Francisco Values, That's What We're About'.  Saturday [11/3/2018] while speaking to campaign volunteers in California, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said "San Francisco values" were what Democratic Party is about.  Pelosi said, "I don't mind when they say things about me like I'm a liberal.  I like that."  She continued, "But when they say San Francisco liberal, as if to make it sound like it's something negative, them's fightin' words.  Don't attack my city.  Don't attack my city.  But, San Francisco values, that's what we're about. [...]"

Pelosi on Caravan:  Republicans Have 'Baseless Fear of Some Families 1,000 Miles Away from the Border'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement about immigration on Friday in which she said Republicans were using "fearmongering rhetoric."  "The GOP is desperate to change the conversation from their assault on Americans' health care to the baseless fear of some families 1,000 miles away from the border," Pelosi said, referring to the "caravan" of thousands of people now heading north though Mexico toward the U.S. border.

Former ICE Director: 'Nancy Pelosi Makes Me Sick to my Stomach'.  Nancy Pelosi is a burr under everyone's saddle.  Oddly enough, she even gets on Democrat's nerves.  Former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has said some off the wall things in her career.  However, Now she admits that voting Democrat will help out illegal aliens.  Of course, it would.  Now, former ICE Director, Daniel Ragsdale, says her agenda makes him sick to his stomach.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) encouraged people to vote for Democrats in November's midterm elections to give "leverage" to illegal immigrants in the immigration debate.  Dems want to open our borders to everyone in the world.

Pelosi: When We Take Over, Those Who Don't "Share Our View", Will Suffer "Collateral Damage".  Or to paraphrase Barack Obama, "Government is just another word for how we punish those who don't share our views."

L.A. Times:  Nancy Pelosi Has Been 'Grooming' Adam Schiff as Possible Successor.  The Los Angeles Times reported Friday [10/19/2018] that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who intends to become Speaker of the House if Democrats win the November midterm elections, "has quietly been grooming potential successors, among them Rep. Adam Schiff."

Pelosi calls border wall 'immoral' — while protecting her Napa vineyard with one.  Self-proclaimed future House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her priorities for after Democrats' assumed victory in the midterms, and she's made it clear there's "nothing" that will persuade her to approve President Trump's promised border wall.  Erecting a big beautiful wall along the nation's southern border to stop the steady flood of illegal immigrants and drugs is "immoral, expensive, ineffective, not something that people do between countries," Pelosi said in response to a question at Harvard's Institute of Politics on Tuesday, according to The Harvard Gazette.  "In any event it happens to be like a manhood issue for the president," she said, "and it's wrong and I'm not interested in that."

Nancy Pelosi Details Democrats' Plan for Open Borders: 'I Don't See Any of Us Voting for Wall Funding'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says that if the Democrats take back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, none of them will vote for President Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.  In an interview with Politico, Pelosi detailed her plans — or lack thereof — for the U.S.-Mexico border and national immigration policy, which does not include Trump's proposed border wall.  "I don't see any of us voting for wall funding," Pelosi said.  "We have a responsibility to secure our borders," Pelosi said.  "There are ways to do that that are consistent with civilization, humanitarianism, and who we are as a nation.  We have to remove all doubt about that."

Nancy Pelosi accused of bribery.  House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi will do anything to maintain power after the election — including bribery.  That's according to 3rd Massachusetts congressional district candidate Rick Green, who said Pelosi's latest "stunt" in his district was nothing more than a bribe for his opponent, Lori Trahan.  He accused Pelosi and Trahan of exchanging fundraising cash in return for support after the midterm.

Gun Control:  Six Ways Nancy Pelosi Aims to Take Away Firearm Freedoms.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) believes securing gun control is more important than continuing to win elections and she supports numerous controls that will she undoubtedly pursue if Democrats gain control of the House.  The Washington Times reported that Pelosi reacted to the February 14, 2018, Parkland high school shooting by stressing that securing more gun control is a "higher [priority] than winning the next election."  In other words, she expressed willingness to trade her political career for the opportunity to restrict Americans' Second Amendment rights.  Here are six gun controls Pelosi is certain to pursue if Democrats take control of Congress: [...]

The Left is promising to abuse power if they win; voters should take them seriously.  In 2005, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Kelo v. New London, diminishing Americans' property rights.  The ruling said that governments can seize your home through eminent domain, even if their intention is merely to hand the land over to private developers.  Conservatives saw this as one more bad ruling from a Supreme Court that issued a whole lot of them.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was a bit more sanguine, and her famous response exemplifies the respect and reverence that liberals once had for the Supreme Court, just so long as it was influencing culture and moving the national conversation in a way they liked.  "It is a decision of the Supreme Court," she said, emphasizing its finality.  "If Congress wants to change it, it will require legislation of a level of a constitutional amendment.  So this is almost as if God has spoken."

Pelosi Shoots Feinstein in Foot, Files FOIA on Report Colleague Wanted Private.  California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein had previously moved to seal the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh, as CNN's Elizabeth Landers reported.  Many construed Feinstein's move to be an attempted coverup of just how thoroughly the FBI investigation refuted the accusations against Kavanaugh.  Regardless of her intent, Feinstein made it clear she wanted the FBI investigation to remain sealed and away from the public.  Now, however, one of Feinstein's fellow California Democrats has basically shot her in the foot.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in a written statement to her colleagues, revealed on Saturday that she was filing a Freedom of Information Act request on the FBI's investigation into Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assaults.

Nancy Pelosi's Kavanaugh Email: 'Never Forget and Never Forgive'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) advised her email list recipients to "never forget and never forgive" while soliciting donations in a Sunday email following the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  The email's donation hyperlinks connect to ActBlue, a 501(c)4 nonprofit facilitating fundraising for Democrats and the broader left, and the donation page promises donors that their money will be used to "support President Obama's legacy."

Democrat Leader Pelosi Compares Judge Kavanaugh to Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un.  Nancy Pelosi spoke at an Anti-Kavanaugh protest in Washington DC on Wednesday [10/3/2018].  Pelosi condemned Republicans for their treatment of Judge Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford.  Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping her 36 years ago at an unknown place and time.  The only alleged witnesses all refuted the claim even her good friend of several years who has NEVER been at ANY party with Brett Kavanaugh.  Democrats want to destroy Judge Kavanaugh over these baseless accusations.

Pelosi: I'm Praying for 'Divine Intervention' to Stop Kavanaugh.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Friday [9/28/2018] she is praying for "divine intervention" to stop Brett Kavanaugh from reaching the Supreme Court.  Pelosi spent much of her press briefing addressing the controversy surrounding the explosive Senate Judiciary Commitee hearing where Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault, testified on Thursday.

Nancy Pelosi:  Civilization 'In Jeopardy' If GOP Takes Senate.  On the one hand, California U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats are not "fear-mongers;" on the other hand, she believes civilization is doomed if Republicans take control of the Senate from Democrats in November.  The former speaker of the House made those dramatic, incongruous statements on "Real Time with Bill Maher," which aired live from Washington, D.C. Friday [9/14/2018].  Maher asked Pelosi about recent polling which shows that the GOP is likely to take over the upper chamber and asked, given gridlock in Washingon, why it matters that Democrats keep control.  "It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate," Pelosi told Maher.  "Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate."

Pelosi renews Obama's 'war on coal,' backs group looking to shut down coal plants.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is renewing President Barack Obama's so-called "war on coal" by backing a radical initiative to shut down more than a third of U.S. coal plants by 2020 — a line of attack that spectacularly backfired for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Nancy Pelosi Trashes Jobs Report Analysts Call 'Greatest of All Time'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who would likely become Speaker of the House if Democrats win the midterm elections in November, trashed Friday's [9/7/2018] jobs report — even though Blackrock called it "the greatest of all time."  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. economy created 201,000 new jobs in August — more than the 190,000 expected — and unemployment stayed at 3.9%.  Moreover, wages grew 2.9% year-on-year.

Dems Are "Monkeying Around" With an Expression Barack Obama Used.  Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis used a common expression in reference to the socialism his opponent supports and the Internet grew irate over it.  They decided to misinterpret what he said.  "The last thing we need to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state," Ron DeSantis said on Fox News in reference to his race against Tallahassee Communist Mayor Andrew Gillum.  Gillum is black and the bigots equated the word 'monkey' with him although that is obviously not what innocent DeSantis meant.  He's not a bigot so it never occurred to him.

Catholic Nancy Pelosi Prays to God for the Continued Killing of the Unborn.  Roman Catholic Nancy Pelosi, who is not allowed to receive communion, was recently asked, "Speaking of women's rights, how do we stop Kavanaugh...?"  Her answer is demonic to some of us.  To those who agree with her, take into account the point to be made here.  She is praying to the creator of life to allow Americans to continue killing.

Document: Nancy Pelosi Will Destroy Trump Presidency with over 100 Investigations If Dems Win House.  A spreadsheet reportedly circulating among House Republicans details over 100 potential investigations into President Donald Trump that Democrats will launch if they win the November elections.  They intend to impeach him — or, at best, cripple his presidency.  The document, reported by Axios on Sunday [8/26/2018] and hinted at by HuffPost on Friday (which put the number at a mere 52 investigations), is said to have Republicans "getting ready for hell," as Democrats will use oversight to create gridlock, or worse

Pelosi mocks coal, West Virginia in rambling, incoherent presentation.  I bet that Senator Joe Manchin is not the only Democrat grinding his teeth over the latest spectacle Nancy Pelosi has made of herself.  The syntax-challenged speaker-wannabe allowed her mouth to get ahead of her brain when on stage at the Public Policy Institute of California, and she managed to mock and insult the people of West Virginia while babbling and gesturing wildly.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi's Iron Grip on House Democrats.  If Democrats win a majority in the House of Representatives this fall, it is extremely likely that Nancy Pelosi will become speaker again.  Not only is there a lack of consensus among Democrats about an alternative candidate for speaker, but Pelosi herself is pledging to crush any opposition.

Defiant Pelosi says she's staying: 'I can take the heat'.  Pushing back on those who say her leadership position is in jeopardy, Pelosi all but dared her doubters to envision any other House Democrat sitting across the table to negotiate with Trump.

22 Dem Candidates Who Distanced Themselves from Pelosi and Accepted Her Cash.  More than 20 Democratic candidates who have come out against, or dodged questions about whether they would vote for, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) for speaker if Democrats were to regain control of the House this fall have accepted cash from Pelosi's leadership PAC and campaign committee, according to a review of Federal Election Commission filings.  Pelosi has an approval rating hovering in the high 20s.  Her low approval rating and high name recognition have led Republicans around the country to tie Democratic candidates to the unpopular minority leader.  As of Aug. 10, NBC News compiled a list of 57 Democratic candidates who have come out against Pelosi for speaker with around 40 remaining non-committal on whether they would vote for Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi:  Maxine Waters 'Strikes Fear in the Heart' of Trump.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed on Wednesday that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) "strikes fear in the heart" of President Donald Trump.  Pelosi was responding to Trump's tweet that wished "Happy Birthday to the leader of the Democrat Party, Maxine Waters!"

Pelosi 'Pinocchioed' by Washington Post for Accusing McConnell of Racist Remark.  Even the liberal newspaper, The Washington Post, has called out House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for "twisting" a comment made by a Republican in 2010 into an alleged racial slur.  On Tuesday [8/14/2018], the Post published a fact-check article titled, "Nancy Pelosi twists an old McConnell quote into a 'racist statement,' in which it gave Pelosi's comment its worst rating of "four Pinocchios" (a "Whopper") for the following claims made Sunday on MSNBC: [...]

Are this year's midterms the last stand for Nancy Pelosi?  This November's election is likely the last chance Nancy Pelosi has to become the first former House speaker to regain the job in more than six decades.  She's vowed to do it.  But then as the Democrats' minority leader, she's vowed to do it for four straight House elections.  And she has failed every time, starting with the historic 2010 drubbing by Republicans, who seized 63 seats

Nancy Pelosi Says President Trump's "Whole Thing Is Make America White Again".  In an interview with MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart Sunday, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said the President's entire agenda is "make America white again." This woman is evil.  Pelosi has no platform except for the ad hominem attacks.  Her latest is to claim Trump is the master of the "dog whistle". She has to say that since she can't actually come up with a real quote.

GOP so appreciates Nancy Pelosi's political presence.  Nancy Pelosi may lose her train of thought and forget key words more often these days.  But Republicans are hoping the 78-year-old House Democrat leader can hang in there at least through this fall's election.  And if fortune smiles on the GOP, future ones too.  This is the fifth straight set of House elections that Republicans have used her as the ultimate liberal bete noire to drive party faithful to the November polls for GOP House candidates.  It works.

Democrats opposing Pelosi.  Here's the list of 51 Democratic candidates and incumbents who won't support minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for Speaker if the party takes the House in the November elections.

Nancy Pelosi Promises Huge Gift To Illegal Aliens If Dems Win The Midterms.  During a recent speech Nancy Pelosi made disturbing promises for illegal aliens if Democrats win the midterm elections.  According to Pelosi, voting Democrat will give them 'leverage.'  First she claimed that this country is one big immigrant family, and that Republicans are trying to destroy that family.

Nancy Pelosi's Agenda:  Impeach Trump, Raise Taxes, Bail Out Obamacare.  Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is set to take the gavel again, polls and pundits suggest.  The House Minority Leader managed to survive leading her party to one of the worst defeats in congressional history in 2010, after she ballooned the deficit and pushed Obamacare through passage.  In most democracies, defeated party leaders resign and allow new ones to emerge.  But Pelosi clung to power, thanks to the fact that the only Democrats left were from urban enclaves like her own San Francisco.

Pelosi is the star of GOP attack ads, worrying Democrats upbeat about midterms.  While Democrats grow optimistic about their chances of taking control of the House in November, they are increasingly anxious that the presence of their longtime and polarizing leader, Nancy Pelosi, is making it harder for many of their candidates to compete in crucial swing districts.  Republicans, clinging to a 23-seat majority in the House, have made the House minority leader a central element of their attack ads and are portraying many of their opponents as inextricably tied to the liberal from San Francisco.  At the same time, some Democrats are expressing alarm that she is standing in the way of the next generation of leaders.

Poll: Three-quarters of Americans say Nancy Pelosi should be replaced, including half of Democrats.  Only 27 percent of people surveyed in a new poll think Democrats should keep Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as their leader in the House, with nearly half of Democrats surveyed saying the caucus should pick a new chief.  The new American Barometer poll released Thursday [8/9/2018] by Hill.TV and HarrisX found that just 51 percent of Democrats surveyed think that House Democrats should keep Pelosi as their leader.

Nancy Pelosi:  Voting for Democrats Gives "Leverage" to Illegal Immigrants.  Minority leader Nancy Pelosi told supporters in El Paso, Texas, a border city on the US-Mexico divide, that Democrats give "leverage" to illegals.  What an amazing admission!  And, of course, she conflates legal immigration with illegal immigration.

Dems promise to subordinate men if they retake the House.  Democrats are promising that women will be the ones wearing the pants in the House if they get a majority in the November elections.  That's because not only would Nancy Pelosi become speaker, but 35 women would head major committees and subcommittees.

Nancy Pelosi's outrageous effort to weaken America.  Nancy Pelosi and her political cohorts provide ample evidence of just how far our nation has fallen.  On September 11, 2001, nineteen alien terrorists inflicted more casualties on the United States than did the entire Japanese fleet on, the day that as President Roosevelt declared, would "live in infamy."  Those 19 hijacker-terrorists turned passenger airliners into de facto cruise missiles — creating horrors and carnage that will be forever etched in the minds and hearts of those who lived through those attacks on our nation.  On July 27, 2018, Nancy Pelosi uttered jaw-dropping description of the terror attacks of 9/11 as the "9/11 incident."  How could anyone of sound mind and possessing a firm grip on reality, describe the worst terror attack ever committed on U.S. soil as a merely "incident?"

Pelosi: Yes, I Hope There's a 'Slippery Slope' Towards More Gun Control.  [Scroll down]  In reality, she's just previewing how much of the Left will respond if this restriction gets implemented.  They'll welcome incremental progress while complaining bitterly that the measure is nowhere near strong or far-reaching enough, vowing that the battle is just beginning, etc.  Allahpundit thinks Pelosi is deliberately trying to blow up an emerging deal by "spooking" Republicans and keeping Democratic attack points intact.

"Crumbs" Pelosi Desperately Tries to Distract From Epic 4.1% GDP Growth — Posts Completely Debunked Chart on US Wages.  House Minority Leader Nancy "Crumbs" Pelosi (D-CA) knows Americans will not want to change direction in the midterms and 2020 if the economy is roaring and Americans are gainfully employed, so she desperately tried to distract from the epic 4.1% GDP growth.

Pelosi Makes Big Slip While Attacking Trump, Ends up Disgracing the Entire Country.  In a recent press conference, Nancy Pelosi tried to slam President Donald Trump and the GOP's border policy.  The aging Democrat tried to make it seem like we're weaker than they are.  But as she sputtered and stammered, she made a big slip.  It has patriots across the country furious.

Nancy Pelosi spits in the face of 9/11 victims.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has said some very nasty things in the past — but what she said Thursday [7/26/2018] is simply beyond the pale.  While attacking President Donald Trump's border security policy, Pelosi dismissed the Sep. 11th, 2001 Islamic terror attacks on the World Trade Center as just an "incident."

Pelosi describes 9/11 attacks as 'incident,' suggests GOP weaker on border than Democrats.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi described the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks as an "incident" during her weekly news conference Thursday [7/26/2018].  The outlandish slip-up about the deadliest attack on U.S. soil came during a discussion in which Pelosi criticized the Trump administration's stance on immigration and its claims that the Democrats have been weak on border security.

Pelosi Misspeaks:  Says 'Russian' Instead of 'Republican'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi misspoke at a press briefing today on Capitol Hill, using "Russian" when she meant to say "Republican.["]  The press conference was held to criticize Republican policies on drug prices and healthcare for seniors.  "Attacking the sacred right to healthcare is in the Russian — er Republican — DNA," Pelosi said.  As Pelosi and people in the room laughed, Pelosi said:  "I get these R-words mixed up."

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She gets a lot of things mixed up.

'This is so extraordinary.  The last thing you want in intelligence is partisanship': Nancy Pelosi.  Nancy Pelosi has savaged Donald Trump's plan to revoke security clearances for former Obama-era national security chiefs who have publicly criticized him.  Pelosi slammed the potential plan, which White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders revealed on Monday, and called it a 'deflection' after Trump received intense criticism for his statements at last week's Helsinki summit. 'This is so extraordinary,' Pelosi said on Monday night [7/23/2018].  'The last thing you want in intelligence is partisanship, and we were able to avoid that for so long.'

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The Obama White House weaponized the intelligence agencies for the benefit of the Democratic Party for some considerable time before Trump was elected — in order to keep Trump from being elected.  Where was Nancy Pelosi while all that was going on?

Pelosi suffers face spasm saying 'intelligence', calls colleague by wrong name.  "Intelligence" triggers Nancy Pelosi.  When the House Minority Leader attempted to say the word today [7/17/2018], she suffered a face spasm — just one of several during today's press conference with Intelligence Committee Democrats.  [Video clip]

As Pelosi [becomes] increasingly incoherent in public, Dems face a battle over leadership succession.  Long-simmering ethnic tensions in a party increasingly defined by identity politics could erupt if Nancy Pelosi's mental decline forces her to bow out of her leadership of the Democrats' House Caucus.  With African-Americans the largest loyal base constituency, the fact that there has never been a black minority leader, much less speaker, the choice of her successor could split the party.  Potentially at stake is the Speakership that could result if the longed-for Blue Wave produces a Democrat House majority.

Nancy Pelosi Vows To 'Avenge President Obama If It's The Last Thing I Do'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi promised to "avenge" former President Barack Obama in a bizarre fundraising email sent out on Monday afternoon.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign sent out a letter under Pelosi's name that claimed she is going to make Republicans pay for confirming President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.  Pelosi claimed that Republican ad-buys on behalf of Trump's nominee will "eviscerate our chance to make Republicans pay for the Supreme Court seat they STOLE from President Obama."

Pelosi forgets McConnell's name in interview.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi forgot the name of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during a Sunday interview, while explaining that recent criticism of her is sexist.  In the interview with Rolling Stone, Pelosi was asked what margin she believes she needed to win to become speaker of the House, bringing up sexism in the Republican Party.  "I think some of it is a little bit on the sexist side — although I wouldn't normally say that.  Except it's like, really?  Has anyone asked whatshisname, the one who's the head of Senate?" Pelosi asked.

Time to take away the car keys.
Nancy Pelosi sounding more bonkers than ever.  Her mind wandering and her words not coming out right, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, 78, is sounding more addled than ever, unable to express any clear line of thought.  This is consequential if you are a Democrat, because she utterly refuses to step aside as leader of her party.  In fact, she's convinced everyone loves her.  Look at this landscape of apparent dementia, based on her hour-long interview with Rolling Stone.

Pelosi: 'Civilization As We Know It ... Is at Risk in This Election'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said in a Rolling Stone interview that civilization as we currently know it is "at risk" in the 2018 midterm election.  "You have something like 104 districts that are more favorable than the Conor Lamb district Democrats won in Pennsylvania.  That's probably too big a playing field to be serious about funding races all across it.  How do you narrow it down?" Rolling Stone reporter Tim Dickinson asked.  "Civilization as we know it today is at risk in this election.  We have to win," Pelosi responded.  "We have to win."  Pelosi added that if the election was held today, Democrats would win.  "If the election were today — no question we would win," Pelosi said.  "But you have to be aware of the undercurrents.  Because you don't know what can come along — and what comes along eclipses what you're doing."

Nancy Pelosi freaks out over strong jobs report.  The Labor Department announced Friday that June's job report beat expectations.  The U.S. economy added 231,000 new jobs, and over 600,000 new workers entered the workforce as optimism about our nation's future grows.  That's great news to everyone, except House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Democrats want unemployment.  The number of Americans holding jobs are [sic] at a record of 155,576,000.  "U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China," the Associated Press reported this morning.  Democrats denounced this because they need financial misery to attain power.  "June jobs numbers show what is at stake from the brewing storm of rising health costs, spiraling trade uncertainty and an economy being hollowed out to enrich big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent," Nancy Pelosi said.

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The number of Americans holding jobs is at a record level.

Nancy Pelosi Trashes June Jobs Report, Warns of 'Brewing Storm' of Wealth and Opportunity.  Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) trashed the June jobs report — even though it showed rapid job growth, rising wages, and low unemployment.  The report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that employers created 213,000 new jobs in June — 22,000 more than economists had expected.  Manufacturing jobs in particular rose by 36,000.  The unemployment rate rose slightly, from 3.8% to 4.0% — but that was partly because so many people are entering (or re-entering) the labor force.

Democrats Panic As Pelosi Slurs Words, Suffers Odd 'Brain Malfunction' On Live TV.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) suffered an odd "brain malfunction" during a televised press conference on Capitol Hill this week.  The Democrats are panicking after hearing the way she carried on, stammering and slurring her words.  According to The Daily Caller, at a press conference this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suffered several brain freezes and struggled to pronounce simple words like "bean" and "repeat."

Obama still backing Pelosi while other Democrats move on.  The list of Democrats expressing frustration with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been growing longer in recent weeks, but don't expect to see former President Barack Obama's name on it.  At a party fundraising event Friday afternoon [6/29/2018] in Northern California, Obama spoke highly of Pelosi — and even predicted that she will return to the job of House speaker after November's midterm elections.

Pelosi: 'Our Values Are About ... Honoring the Vows of Our Founders'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in her weekly press briefing on Thursday [6/28/2018] that the Democratic Party is about "honoring the vows of our founders."  "Our values are about supporting America's working families, about honoring the vows of our Founders, about honoring the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, honoring the aspirations of our children," she said.  "That is why we vote so much alike because we have shared values," she said.

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What were "the vows of our Founders" and why do we need to honor someone else's vows?  Aside from that, as is typical of a leftist, Ms. Pelosi mentions a number of issues on which there is little disagreement, in order to make it seem that Democrats are in sync with every clear-thinking God-loving American.  But that is not the case.  I don't know of any values that I share with a socialist, tax-and-spend, California baby-killer.  Besides, Ms. Pelosi is a pro-abortion Catholic.  She isn't even in agreement with her own people.

Ingraham: 'The Bell Is Tolling for Nancy Pelosi' After Top NY Dem Falls to Young Socialist.  Laura Ingraham said Wednesday that a shocking primary defeat by a top Democrat in New York shows the party's voters rebelling against the establishment.  "Now the bell is tolling for Nancy Pelosi," she said, reacting to 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's surprise victory over Rep. Joe Crowley, who is the fourth-ranking member of the House Democratic leadership.  Pelosi denied Wednesday [6/27/2018] that the victory by the Democratic Socialist and former Bernie Sanders organizer is a sign that the party is moving further left.  She said it's only representative of how people feel in that particular Bronx and Queens, N.Y. district.

Mad Max and Nancy Pelosi:  The twin faces of the Democratic Party.  How delicious is it that the face of the Democratic Party is that lovely duo, Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi?  They are the gift that keeps on giving.  So deluded as to why Trump won, they seem to think their particular brand of madness that includes the public shaming of anyone and everyone in the Trump administration is going to win back the House and Senate for their party.

Nancy Pelosi In 2014: Ignore Family Separation Issue.  [Scroll down]  But in 2014 when Barack Obama was president, the United States was having a different crisis of children entering the country Illegally, and Nancy Pelosi visited a different detention center for kids and reminded America not to politicise the issue.  "Well, I hope that while some may have tried to politicize it, I hope that was not the case.

Pelosi Slams 'The Hypocrisy Of All People Of Faith' Over Immigration Policies.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi does not know when to shut it.  Not only does she seem addled and not all there, she has the nerve to lecture people of faith on the topic of illegal immigration.  This is a Marxist who happily supports the genocide of the unborn, but quotes the Bible when it suits her needs.  You want the definition of hypocrite?  Look under 'Nancy Pelosi'.  Then she called for an uprising across America.  Pelosi attacked "all people of faith in our country" on Friday [6/15/2018] over the prosecution of illegal immigrants on the southern border.  She was shameless.

Nancy Pelosi wonders why there 'aren't uprisings' across nation: 'Maybe there will be'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that she is confused why Americans aren't "uprising" against the Trump administration over conditions on the border with Mexico.  The California Democrat's weekly press briefing veered into explosive territory when the subject of illegal immigration came up.  Mrs. Pelosi said there may be "uprisings" over children who are separated at the U.S. southern border when asylum seekers decide not to arrive at a proper checkpoint.

Negative Nancy Pelosi bummed out by booming Trump economy.  Is Nancy Pelosi a secret agent for the Republican Party?  Sometimes you have to wonder.  Her latest outburst, in which she derides the accelerating economy and declining unemployment, is so nonsensical that it demeans Democrats' credibility, shows them to be remarkably out of touch with average Americans and underscores the poverty of their competing platform.

America First Ohio Poll:  Nancy Pelosi Drags Down Democratic Party, Donald Trump Boosts GOP.  A new poll conducted by America First Action Super PAC, President Donald Trump's official Super PAC, shows that Democrats in Ohio are in serious trouble of losing their re-election bids while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi proves to be an anchor on her party's November chances.

Pelosi's Remarks On The Economy Aren't Grounded In Reality.  [Democrats are] now fighting the same losing battles with Trump, like defending trashing the American flag and the national anthem, with the most recent giving cover to MS-13 gang members as folks... who aren't so bad.  Sorry, no — they're garbage human beings who are thugs, rapists, and murderers, devoid of any humanity.  They deserve to be treated as such.  Lock 'em up and throw away the key.  Dehumanization of a cancerous and dangerous criminal element in our society is not a bad thing; it's a necessity.

The lawless, porn-respecting, MS-13-loving, humorless American left.  [The Democrats] defend aliens' illegal entry into the United States and give them sanctuary even after they have committed violent crimes that have taken the lives of innocent American citizens. [...] As for Nancy Pelosi's defense of the "spark of divinity" within the members of MS-13, those drug-dealing, sex-trafficking, machete-wielding murderers, she was not alone among her tribe of Democrats.  There is no miscreant, no matter how vile and murderous, whom they will decline to vindicate, to endorse.  They encourage them to come here and welcome them when they get here.  They are much more protective of them than they are the native-born and legal immigrants on whom they prey.  They plan to see to it that they all vote — for Democrats, of course.  For their votes, they will be provided health care, food stamps, welfare... full subsidization on the American taxpayer's dime in sanctuary cities, where they are free to deal their drugs and terrorize their fellow immigrants who are scared to death of them.  That pretty much sums up the Democratic Party today.

Pelosi flubs simple math problem: 63 minus 15 — '47, is it?'.  Maybe now we know why politicians in Washington, D.C. can't seem to get a handle on the national debt:  They struggle with simple math.  During her weekly press conference today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi froze as she attempted to do a simple math problem in her head.  [Video clip]

Pelosi rips Trump-era economy's 'consumer confidence,' which is at 18-year high.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that consumer confidence, which is at an 18-year high, is a sign that the economy under President Trump is dragging.  Mrs. Pelosi's remarks came during her weekly press conference after a reporter mentioned the nation's 3.8 percent unemployment rate, prompting her to use skyrocketing consumer confidence as a kind of political litmus test.  "Well, as I said, unemployment rate is one indication," the California Democrat said.  "The fact is, and this has happened before, that people say, 'Oh my goodness, that people are saying the unemployment rate is down, why isn't my purchasing power increasing?  So, this isn't just about the unemployment rate, it's about wages rising in our country, so that consumer confidence is restored."

Nancy Pelosi on Supreme Court Ruling:  Bake That Cake, Christians!.  Would-be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) slammed Monday's 7-2 Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Bakeshop case, attacking "discriminatory practices behind the guise of religious liberty."  The Court found in favor of a Colorado baker who was sued when he declined to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage because of his Christian beliefs.  The baker asserted his religious liberty under the First Amendment.  The decision avoided ruling on the broader question of whether religious liberty trumps non-discrimination on the basis of sexuality, and held only that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had not given the baker a fair hearing.

Bake the cake
Nancy Pelosi Releases Statement on SCOTUS Gay Cake Ruling:  Christians Should Bake Gay Cakes.  On Monday [6/4/2018] the Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 vote in favor of Christian baker Jack Phillips.  The Supremes ruled Phillips had the right to refuse to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. [...] Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi weighed in on the decision on Monday [6/4/2018].  Pelosi says Masterpiece Cakeshop needs to bake the [...] cake.

Pelosi: 'Strong employment numbers mean little'.  The New York Times headline reporting on the May jobs numbers that came out yesterday might go down in history:  "We ran out of words to describe how good the jobs numbers are." [...] To be sure, Pelosi is, at one level, playing the rabid partisan.  It is, after all, an election year, and you don't expect her to be overjoyed by the news of record unemployment and rising wages.  But when the New York [...] Times gushes about the jobs report like a 12-year-old schoolgirl over her latest heartthrob, you have to wonder what Pelosi is smoking (and ask her to send some over right away).

Nancy Pelosi [is] Trying to Convince America that Having More Jobs is a Bad Thing.  True to form, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is taking the absurd route, and attempting to convince the American people that the recently released jobs report that shows a good uptick in job growth is somehow a negative thing for America.  The May job report shows an uptick in 223,000 new non-farm employment jobs in April, as well as a 3.8 drop in unemployment.  This is apparently bad, according to Pelosi, who is of the mind that because some families still aren't making enough money, the Republicans have done America wrong with their tax cuts.

Sour Pelosi poo-poos booming economy: 'Strong employment numbers mean little'.  The Trump economy is booming, but that's not good enough for Nancy Pelosi.  The May unemployment rate was a stunningly low 3.8 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Black unemployment is the lowest ever:  5.9 percent, the Washington Examiner reports.  But instead of celebrating the incredible economic activity, the House Speaker wannabe shrugged.  "May's jobs report shows that strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans' watch," the House Minority Leader said in a statement.

Here's a thought:  Dump Nancy Pelosi.  Here's something to strike fear into the hearts of all Republicans:  Have the Democrats oust Nancy Pelosi as House minority leader.  There is very good reason for her caucus to dump her:  She is the tired face of a stale party.  She's 78 years old and hasn't had a fresh idea since ordering a salad back in the nineties.

Nancy Pelosi hit with GOP ad: 'Democrats' Midterm Message?  MS-13 killers aren't so bad'.  The Republican Party made clear on Tuesday that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's comments on the violent MS-13 gang will haunt Democrats until the midterm elections.  President Trump recently prompted an angry backlash by members of the media and his political opponents by referring to MS-13 members as "animals," but the Republican Party is betting that American voters are on his side.  Its new campaign ad titled "Democrats' Midterm Message?  MS-13 killers aren't so bad" tallied over 52,000 views in less than six hours.

RNC Torches Democrats in New Midterm Ad: 'MS-13 Killers...They Aren't So Bad'.  There are some of us who know how far left the Democratic Party has become.  Some are seeing it right now, while others still in the dark concerning how radical this party has become.  Two weeks ago, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the House Minority Leader, defended MS-13, saying she was appalled over the president calling them "animals."  Then again, the news media decided to peddle fake news, claiming that President Trump was referring to immigrants as animals.  That's not true.  Folks, there's video and a transcript.  They were wrong, but decided to peddle this crap anyway because the elite media has Trump Derangement Syndrome.  In fact, it's so systemic that the president now has liberals defending Latino gang members.  They're not animals, they're still human beings is the hill the Left wants to die on — and people wonder why Democrats can't get into an effective messaging war with this White House.

Why the 'Racist America' Meme is Collapsing.  The controversy over Trump's "animal" remark was, as we now know, fake news.  The [New York] Times didn't mention until later that his comments were directed at criminal aliens, like those in MS-13.  But because we live in an era in which Trump can never, ever be right, the Left is now defending MS-13 and other criminals without comment from our media watchdogs.  Incredibly, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has defended MS-13 as "God's children" with whom we all share an inviolable "spark of divinity."  What would the family of an unnamed man who was stabbed 100 times, dismembered, beheaded, and had his heart cut out say to that?  The killer was 19-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, a citizen of El Salvador, illegally residing in the United States.

Nancy Pelosi 'punted' on NFL anthem question, critics say.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faced questions last week about where she stands, or kneels, regarding the NFL's recently announced policy on national anthem protests.  Though she claimed to side with the players, her answers didn't sit well with many political observers.  "She punted," writes Becket Adams in the Washington Examiner, describing Pelosi's response to CNN's Chris Cuomo as a "professional-strength nonanswer."

Pelosi gibberish, bizarre laughing; stares off during brain freeze.  During her weekly press conference, the House Minority Leader — whom some speculate will be the next Speaker of the House if Democrats recapture the majority this November — was seen uttering gibberish, bizarrely laughing and staring off mid-sentence before re-engaging the press during the appearance.

Sanctimony Alert:  Pelosi Touts 'Spark of Divinity' in MS-13.  Nice of Nancy Pelosi to recognize the "spark of divinity' in people who commit such horrible atrocities that they make the Nazi SS look like boy scouts.  Nancy should definitely house these "sparks of divinity" on her multi-million dollar California estate.

Pelosi on Trump: 'Does He Not Believe in the Spark of Divinity, the Dignity and Worth of Every Person?'.  President Donald Trump, at a White House discussion on immigration Wednesday, referred to MS-13 gang members as "animals," although some media outlets took the remark out of context, suggesting that he was referring to all illegal immigrants.  Continuing with that misrepresentation at her Thursday news conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said we "believe that... there's a spark of divinity in every person".

11 Animalistic Crimes Committed Against Americans by MS-13 Gang.  When President Trump recently referred to MS-13 gang members as "animals," the mainstream media, left-wing pundits, and Democrats were outraged by the statement.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Trump's attack on MS-13 gang members, saying, "Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?"

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It's always amusing to hear the country's leading abortion advocate preach about divinity and so on.  Does she not believe in the dignity and worth of every person prior to his or her birth?

Nancy Pelosi raises eyebrows and a whole lot of questions with incoherent rant on Iran.  Democrats' swift condemnation of President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal may have been too quick for Nancy Pelosi to coherently gather her thoughts.  The House Minority Leader slammed the president for his decision, which she claimed threatens global security, but was soon rambling in her weekly briefing with reporters.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi: 'Democrats believe you must pay as you go'.  Democrats will lower the federal debt if they retake control of the government, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday [5/10/2018], even as they seek to enact major infrastructure spending and other new programs while undoing the GOP tax law.  "Democrats believe you must pay as you go," the California Democrat said at an event hosted by the fiscally conservative Peter G. Peterson Foundation.  New government investments must be offset in the budget, she said.  Pelosi steered clear of saying how Democratic initiatives, such as a new federal education and housing funding, would be paid for.

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If the "Democrats believe you must pay as you go," why is the national debt over $21 trillion?

Pelosi: 'Trump Administration's Spiteful and Subjective Immigration Policies Casting a Cloud of Fear'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) accused the Trump Administration on Friday of launching a "cowardly assault on 57,000 Hondurans" by cancelling their Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which was based on the damage done to their country by a hurricane that struck 19 years ago and allowed them to stay in the United States while their country was overcoming that damage.  "The Trump Administration's spiteful and subjective immigration policies are casting a cloud of fear and uncertainty over American communities," Pelosi said.  "If the Administration refuses to rescind this decision, Republicans in Congress have a moral responsibility to step in and ensure permanent protection for these hard-working, patriotic Hondurans."

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Yeah, that's the problem, Nancy.  If they are "patriotic Hondurans," they are loyal to Honduras.  They're only coming here to siphon money out of this country and send it back to Honduras.

Nancy Pelosi's Last Stand.  Nancy Pelosi has never lost the vote in a leadership fight, or on the floor of the House, and she intends to reclaim the speaker's gavel should the Democrats win back the House.  Had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election, Pelosi planned to give up her San Francisco seat and move on, confident the Republic was in safe hands.  Instead, she stayed to fight the good fight, and her future will be determined by what happens in November.  If the Democrats fail to regain the House majority after a year of anticipation, those dashed hopes would surely end Pelosi's storied career.  But with most forecasters predicting a Democratic win in the House, the leadership picture gets complicated.  Will Pelosi dig in her high heels for another tour of duty as speaker, and will newly empowered Democrats drawn from the Resistance remain loyal to a leader that some of them ran on opposing?

Pelosi: 'I Discourage Any Discussion of Impeachment' — 'It's a Gift to the Republicans.  During a news conference on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discouraged Democrats from talking about impeachment and said, "it's a gift to the Republicans to talk about impeachment."  Pelosi said, "I don't think that we should be talking about impeachment.  I've been very clear, right from the start.  There is a process at work that will either yield or not information that will be dispositive of that issue."

Nancy Pelosi promises 'pro-choice gavel when we win the Congress'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday [4/24/2018] the Democratic Party doesn't have litmus tests for its congressional candidates — though she made it clear that if Democrats flip control of the House, they will fight for abortion rights.  Mrs. Pelosi told the student at the Georgetown Institute of Politics that Democrats will support pro-life Democrats over a pro-life Republicans in order to increase their chances of taking over the lower chamber and that she takes "heat" for that.

Pelosi and Democrats trying to scare women into voting for them.  For a long time, the Democrats have been successful by scaring people into voting for them.  It's a tactic used when you can't persuade people on policy.  Americans were recently reminded of the Democrats' usual refrain when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared President Trump's tax cuts as "Armageddon."

Nancy Pelosi Suffers Serious Face Spasms, Confuses Words.  After Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced his retirement from politics, all eyes are on Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and what she will do next.  Could she be the next Speaker?  But shortly after Ryan's announcement Wednesday, while addressing reporters, Pelosi suffered visible face spasms, frequently confused words, and had serious "brain freezes."

Nancy Pelosi Vows Democrats Will Raise Taxes If They Take Back The House.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed Wednesday [4/4/2018] that Democrats will rework the GOP tax bill if they successfully retake the House in the 2018 midterm elections.  Speaking at a Culver City town hall event as part of the "Repeal the Trump Tax" tour, Pelosi pledged that Democrats would overhaul the tax bill into one that "creates growth, creates good-paying jobs, as it reduces the deficit."  "Over 80 percent of the benefits go to the top 1 percent," Pelosi said of the GOP tax cuts. [...] According to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, the average household will receive a tax cut of $1,610 in 2018.  Only 5 percent of taxpayers will see increased taxes in 2018.

Nancy Pelosi:  When We Take Back The House, I PROMISE We'll Repeal Those Republican Tax Cuts.  As soon as Democrats retake the House in November, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a town hall meeting Wednesday that the first priority is repealing and "replacing" the GOP tax cut package that passed last December.  Speaking to her constituents in Culver City, California, alongside Hollywood Congressman Ted Lieu, Pelosi pledged to discard the popular bill, which has prompted several major American companies to boost wages, share profits, and in some cases move their production operations back from overseas, because Republicans were so secretive in enacting the bill.

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Isn't this the same woman who said we had to pass Obamacare to find out what's in it?

Nancy Pelosi targeted in more than a third of GOP House commercials.  Nancy Pelosi has long been a favorite target of GOP attack ads.  But Republicans seem to be taking it to another level in this election cycle.  The House Democratic leader has been featured in roughly one-third (34%) of all GOP broadcast ads aired in House races this year, according to data provided to the USA TODAY NETWORK by Kantar Media's Campaign Media Analysis Group (CMAG), which tracks political advertising.  That compares with 9% in all of 2016 and 13% in 2014.

Facing GOP attacks, more Democratic candidates ditch Pelosi.  A growing number of Democratic congressional candidates are bailing out on Nancy Pelosi as they try to inoculate themselves against Republican attacks on the House Minority Leader.  "I'm not supporting Nancy Pelosi," Democrat Andrew Janz, who is running against Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told NBC News in a recent interview.  "I think she's done a lot of good for the party; I think she's done a lot of good for the country," he added.  "However, I think it's time for a new generation of leaders to go to Washington, and this is with respect to both Democrats and Republicans.  I think the country, and my district in particular, is hungry for change."

Fmr Clinton Pollster Mark Penn:  Conor Lamb Came Out Against Nancy Pelosi and Won.  Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn weighed in on Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district special election result, crediting Rep.-elect Conor Lamb's (D-PA) victory to the candidate going against the far left like Nancy Pelosi.  "[A]fter so much talk that the party was moving to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders [the special Pennsylvania congressional election] really reaffirms the power of a centrist Democrat," Penn told New York AM 970 radio's "The Cats Roundtable" host John Catsimatidis.  "I mean, Conor Lamb really took a lot of centrist positions.  He backed a lot of what President Trump was saying.  And he came out explicitly against Nancy Pelosi."

Some Democrats want Pelosi out now, win or lose House in midterms.  Some House Democrats wanted Nancy Pelosi out as their leader after they failed to win a string of 2017 special elections.  And now some want the House minority leader out because they appear to have won a special election.  What gives with the paradox?  It doesn't make sense, except that some House Democrats are prepared to move on from Pelosi — and some aren't.  "The watch" is on again on Capitol Hill when it comes to Pelosi, how has been the House's top Democrat for more than a decade.

Why it's time for Democrats to ditch Nancy Pelosi.  When you are running as a Democrat in Donald Trump country, the name Nancy Pelosi is even more toxic than the letters CNN. [...] As the House Democratic leader since 2005, Pelosi is unpopular (her approval rating was 29% in a national Quinnipiac University poll in February) and extremely well known (83% of voters in the Quinnipiac survey knew who she was).  That twofer of familiarity and voter fatigue is why the demonization of Pelosi remains a staple of Republican attack ads.

Nancy Pelosi about to get the boot?  Conor Lamb's congressional victory in Pennsylvania wasn't just bad news for his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone.  Guess who else lost big from this special election.  Yep, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi is finding herself a massive liability to her party, and now swamp-watcher Mike Allen of Axios is reporting that she's actually tottering.

ICE Director Fires Back at Nancy Pelosi.  Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan had some strong words Tuesday for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who accused the Trump administration and ICE agents of carrying out "cowardly attacks" on illegal immigrants.  Pelosi issued the statement after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against California, claiming three recently passed state laws are deliberately interfering with federal immigration enforcement.  "The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump administration's brazen aggression and intimidation tactics," the California Democrat said.  "Californians will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American.  We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities."

ICE Director Fires Back at Nancy Pelosi: 'How Dare You' Call ICE Agents 'Cowardly'.  Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan had some strong words Tuesday for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who accused the Trump administration and ICE agents of carrying out "cowardly attacks" on illegal immigrants.  Pelosi issued the statement after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against California, claiming three recently passed state laws are deliberately interfering with federal immigration enforcement.  "The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump administration's brazen aggression and intimidation tactics," the California Democrat said.  "Californians will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American.  We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities."

Nancy Pelosi will pander to anyone.  Is there anyone too crazy for Nancy Pelosi not to pander to?  Apparently not.  Already we know she panders to people who utterly hate her, as her recent drama with the DREAMers demonstrated.  She's also tried to pander to Latinos specifically, based on race, by saying her grandson wished he had their brown skin and brown eyes.  Now she's pandering to people who are laughing at her.  Appearing at an oh, so ironic drag queen television derby, run by a professional drag queen whose stage name is RuPaul, the House minority leader from San Francisco pandered away with fake, phony flattery — court eunuch stuff so cheesy that it wouldn't impress even them.

Nancy Pelosi Backtracks on 'Crumbs' Tax Reform Comment: 'We Are Thankful Whenever Workers Get Bonuses'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) backtracked on her "crumbs" comment about tax reform, admitting that "we are thankful whenever workers get bonuses."  Pelosi admitted in a tweet on Thursday [3/8/2018], "Certainly we are thankful whenever workers get bonuses.  But it is incredibly telling that companies by-and-large chose to give out one-time bonuses, and not long-term raises."

Pelosi Slams ICE for Arresting 'Hard-Working, Law-Abiding,' 'Patriotic' Illegal Aliens.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today attacked the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for arresting more than 150 illegal aliens in Northern California whom Pelosi described as "hard-working, law-abiding" and "patriotic."  San Francisco, where Pelosi's congressional district is located, is a "sanctuary city" that will not cooperate with the federal government in the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.  "Since Sunday, ICE deportation officers have arrested more than 150 individuals who are in violation of federal U.S. immigration laws, working on leads developed by the local field office in conjunction with the National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC)," ICE said in a statement released Tuesday [2/27/2018].

Pelosi the 'most right-wing'? Only in San Francisco.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is regarded by most Republicans as a far-left liberal.  But a recent column identifies the San Francisco Democrat as the "most right-wing" candidate running in her district this year.  Emily Cadei, a correspondent for the Sacramento Bee, wrote Monday [2/26/2018] that Pelosi — who'll turn 78 on March 26 — will be forced to fight off three opponents, all coming at her from the left, when she seeks re-election later this year.

How Identity Politics Is Made to Destroy Us.  In January, when negotiations over the fate of 800,000 DACA recipients broke down, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed the impasse on the alleged racism of President Trump and his senior advisers.  "Last night the president put forth a plan," Pelosi told the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  "Let me just say what I said last night, that plan is a campaign to make America white again."  This was not only an obvious lie, but a spectacularly brazen one, since Trump's announced plan would provide a path to citizenship not only for the illegal aliens who had benefited from President Obama's constitutionally suspect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, all of whom are nonwhite, but for a million additional illegals, mainly from Latin America, who are also mainly nonwhite.

The Labyrinth of Oppressions.  Nancy Pelosi is on a tour to blast the new tax reform and reduction law, whose savings often will result in $1,000 or more per annum to families.  The law already had encouraged private enterprise bonuses to employees due to employer savings.  Pelosi habitually scoffs that such savings are "crumbs."  At a recent speech, after she intoned that income inequality would be exacerbated, a woman in the audience shouted out, "How much are you worth, Nancy?"  Fair question.  She and her husband, a developer and property investor (with apparently good connections within the bureaucracy of federal construction, land sales, and property acquisitions) are worth over $100 million.  They own more than one multimillion-dollar home.

Nancy Pelosi's net worth more than tripled during financial crisis 2008-2010.  I am sure there is nothing at all suspicious when the then-speaker of the House managed to triple her (and her husband Paul's) estimated net worth in the period of a global financial crisis, when the federal government was deciding whom to bail out and whom to let go bankrupt, and where to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on "stimulus."  Doug Ross of Director Blue noticed the stunning investment success of the San Francisco couple, drawing on information from Open Secrets, run by the Center for Responsive Politics.

During the financial crisis, Nancy Pelosi somehow tripled her net worth to $100 million.  If only our society had some people we used to call "investigative journalists".  They might be able to figure out how then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi mysteriously tripled her net worth during the height of the financial crisis.

Democratic Lunacy on Full Display in California.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has promised everything she can for the young illegal aliens and her increasingly restive left-leaning caucus.  The House members are grousing privately about how their leader is ruining their brand across the country.  As for the illegal aliens and their activist enablers, they overwhelmed one of her press conferences in San Francisco.  They badgered her US Senate colleagues, including Chuck Schumer by protesting outside of his home in New York State.  Two weeks ago, Pelosi stood for 8 hours to demand that a clean DREAM Act be attached to the latest budget-spending bill.  Nothing happened.

'How Much Are You Worth, Nancy?': Pelosi Heckled at Town Hall While Slamming Trump Tax Law.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi was heckled by a woman at a town hall event Tuesday [2/20/2018] after she continued blasting President Trump and Republicans' tax cuts.  "God never intended one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth while others live in abject deadening poverty," the House minority leader said, adding that the quote was from Dr. Martin Luther King.  As she finished her sentence, Pelosi was interrupted by a woman in the Phoenix, Arizona, audience who asked "how much are you worth, Nancy?"

Pelosi Tries to Extend $137,000 Tax Break for Two of Her Multi-Million-Dollar Homes.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), who often rails against income inequality and calls on the wealthy to pay its "fair share" in taxes, took pains in late December to try to preserve tax breaks for two of her multi-million-dollar homes one last time before the new tax law kicked in.  Largely thanks to her husband Paul, a real-estate and venture-capital investor, Pelosi is the wealthiest woman in Congress with a net worth of more than $100 million and the seventh wealthiest member overall, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.  In fact, assets and cash disclosed in her 2016 financial-disclosure statement places Pelosi in the top one-tenth of the 1 percent of Americans.  Pelosi's annual property tax bill alone on three luxury homes last year — $137,000 — is more than twice the 2016 U.S. median household income of $59,039, which the U.S. Census reported last fall.

Pelosi's Border Solution: 'Mowing The Grass'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said during a Tuesday [2/20/2018] interview that she thinks "mowing the grass" along the border could be one solution to border security.  Pelosi denounced the idea of a border wall during the interview, which was broadcast on Facebook live, stating that such an idea is "never going to happen."  "Well, I'm not the wall's biggest advocate in Congress, but I do know that representatives in the House and Senators in that body from the border wall areas have some serious objection to a wall," Pelosi explained.  "Because they know how detrimental it can be to the community trade, to all of the other aspects of a border."  [Video clip]

Pelosi Proposes 'Mowing the Grass,' Fences as Alternative to Border Wall.  Tuesday [2/20/2018] during an interview with the Arizona Republic, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said fences and "mowing the grass" along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a better alternative instead of President Donald Trump's proposed wall.

Fact-checking Nancy Pelosi's fundraising numbers.  We can't really offer a Pinocchio rating here.  But we can offer a cautionary note about how these numbers are reported in the media.  You cannot readily compare Pelosi and Ryan's numbers, because they are counting different things.  Pelosi includes email and direct mail, whereas Ryan does not.  Ryan's numbers are recorded at the FEC, while Pelosi's numbers simply are in a news release.  You have to take on faith that her numbers are correct, whereas Ryan's numbers are verified and can be checked.  Reporters who do not make that clear are doing a disservice to their readers.

House Democrats Rip Pelosi, Call for Leadership Change.  Several House Democrats recently berated House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (Calif.) leadership and called for change before the 2018 midterm elections.  "For us to go into this election with her as our leader is absolute insanity," one House Democrat, speaking anonymously, told the Atlantic.  The representative accused Pelosi of putting her own interests ahead of the caucus' and added, "if we don't win the House back, it's going to be because of her."  Pelosi has drawn criticism in recent months following controversial statements she made surrounding immigration reform and Republican tax reform debates.

GOP Rep to Introduce the 'Crumbs Act' in Jab at Pelosi.  Congressman Todd Rokita, R-Ind., will introduce legislation that helps Americans keep more of the bonuses they receive by making them tax-free.  The legislation, "Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings" — known as the CRUMBS Act — also takes a swipe at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has repeatedly downplayed the significance of the bonuses some Americans are receiving thanks to the GOP tax plan by referring to them as "crumbs."  "In terms of the bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are giving to workers to kind of put the schmooze on — it's so pathetic," she told reporters last month.  "I think it's insignificant."

Michael Savage:  Pelosi and Democrats Are Saying 'Whiteness Is a Crime'.  Democrats and the broader left have "targeted the white male ... for extinction," said Michael Savage on Thursday's edition of his eponymous radio show, pointing to Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) recent use of an anecdote involving her grandson to push racial politics.  On Wednesday [2/7/2018], Pelosi described her six-year-old white grandson's birthday wish to have brown skin as "beautiful" during a speech on the House floor: [...]

The Democrats' biggest liability wears 4-inch heels.  Pelosi's speech, mostly stories read from "Dreamers" — the children of illegal immigrants brought here by their parents and caught in a political firestorm between both parties — was red meat for the Democratic base.  But perorations on behalf of illegal immigrants are unlikely to excite the independents, swing Republicans, and centrist Democrats whose votes will determine control of Congress.  Similarly tone-deaf were her warnings last year that the Republican tax cut was the apocalypse.  "It is the end of the world," Pelosi told reporters after the bill passed, "This is Armageddon."  And calling the $1,000 bonuses that more than 3 million American workers have received 'crumbs' for the past few weeks was also not helpful.  A $1,000 bonus is not crumbs, and neither is an extra $100 per paycheck.

Nancy Pelosi Quotes "Welcome the Children" Bible Verse But Supports Killing Children in Abortions.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized politicians for not welcoming vulnerable immigrant children Wednesday [2/7/2018], though she herself supports the destruction of millions of unborn babies' lives through abortion.  PJ Media reports Pelosi's hypocrisy came through loud and clear during her 8-hour speech on immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  The California Democrat has come under fire many times for claiming to be Catholic and a supporter of children while staunchly defending abortion on demand up until birth.  In her speech Wednesday, Pelosi made references to the Bible and Catholic church teachings about children to defend her position on immigration.

The Legacy of Hypocrisy from Nancy Pelosi.  Nancy Pelosi is one of the biggest names on the left.  Every time liberals try to stir controversy around Trump or a conservative policy change, she is at the center of those efforts.  There is no shortage of stupid quotes that can be attributed to her, but the most frustrating moments are when she blatantly proves her own hypocrisy.  Despite modern record keeping and the irrefutable proof, she seems oblivious to this particular shortcoming.  Let's review her greatest hits.

Democrat Lawmakers Are "Furious" With Nancy Pelosi Over Her Useless Filibuster.  Aside from accomplishing absolutely nothing, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her eight-hour filibuster also managed to anger her fellow Democrats who think the House Minority Leader may have actually damaged their 2018 election chances with her dramatics.  Pelosi thought she would be able to filibuster the spending caps deal until Speaker Paul Ryan gave in to her demands for protections for Dreamers, but abandoned her quest without so much as a smirk from Ryan.

Nancy Pelosi Thanks Illegal Aliens for Breaking the Law to Bring 'Dreamers' to USA.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke for more than eight hours on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, using her prerogative as a party leader to mount a filibuster to draw attention to the cause of illegal aliens.  The House, unlike the Senate, does not actually have a filibuster rule that allows members to speak as long as they want.  Only the Speaker of the House and the party leaders can hold the floor indefinitely.

Pelosi celebrates her grandson's racial self-hatred in marathon House speech.  It was inevitable that when speaking for 8 straight hours on the House floor, Nancy Pelosi would spout some crazy nonsense.  But I was not prepared for what only can be called a depraved celebration of racial self-hatred.  The muddled state of her thinking was on display when she spoke praise of her grandson wishing he were not white.

Public Backs Trump, Not Democrats, On Immigration:  IBD/TIPP Poll.  In his State of the Union speech, President Trump said he was willing to make a deal with Democrats.  He'd create a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal aliens who came to the country as children, in exchange for funding for a border wall and a shift toward a skills-based immigration policy.  Democrats flat-out rejected Trump's overture, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling it "an act of staggering cowardice which attempts to hold the Dreamers hostage to a hateful anti-immigrant scheme."

VP Pence on Pelosi Calling $1,000 Bonuses 'Crumbs': 'You Live in a Different World Than I Live in'.  Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday [1/31/2018] derided House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for dismissing the $1000 bonuses that various companies are giving to their employees as a result of the president's tax cut reform plan as "crumbs."  Speaking to lawmakers at the GOP congressional retreat last night, Pence said, "I heard Nancy Pelosi — before the tax cut was voted on, Nancy Pelosi predicted economic "Armageddon."  Remember that one?  Well, that wasn't the worst of it.

Pelosi: Trump is No Longer Commander-in-Chief After Release of FISA Memo.  After a long wait, the FISA memo Americans wanted to see was finally released.  It contained a lot of damaging information about Democrats.  According to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), "President Trump has surrendered his constitutional responsibility as Commander-in-Chief by releasing highly classified and distorted intelligence."

Pelosi Calls For Nunes' Removal From House Intel Committee.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday [2/1/2018] called for the removal of California Rep. Devin Nunes as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee over what she claims is his "dishonest" handling of the secret GOP spy memo.  "Congressman Nunes' deliberately dishonest actions make him unfit to serve as Chairman, and he must be removed immediately from this position," Pelosi wrote in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan.  She cited an allegation that California Rep. Adam Schiff made on Wednesday that Nunes made "material" changes to the four-page spy memo before it was handed over to the White House earlier this week.

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Claims about those "material changes" turned out to be untrue, according to a Congressman who saw both versions.  Since the release of the memo, nobody has come forward to substantiate (or even dignify) such claims.

Confused Nancy Pelosi Stutters, Forgets Who's President.  Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi called President Trump "President Bush" at least five times in 2017.  She did it again today [2/2/2018].  Minority Leader Pelosi got confused and mixed up on Thursday [2/1/2018] when speaking to reporters on the pending release of the House Intelligence FISA memo.

Nancy Pelosi's SOTU Response:  DACA Illegal Aliens 'Are Americans Too'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi responded to President Trump's "State of the Union" (SOTU) address by claiming that the roughly 3.5 million illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program "are Americans too."  During his SOTU address, Trump assailed open borders and the violent, El Salvadorian MS-13 gang, which has ravaged American communities and prospered due to rapid illegal immigration, calling on the federal government to protect the interests and safety of American citizens.

Nancy Pelosi Comes Unglued After GOP Votes to Release FISA Memo.  It was another rough day for Nancy Pelosi.  The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday afternoon [1/29/2018] to release of the secret FISA Memo.  The vote was along party lines.  Not a single Democrat voted for transparency.  The memo which was open to all House members to review was read by 190 Republican lawmakers and only 10 Democrats in the last week.

The unraveling of Pelosi is a sad sight.  Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, is, in a word, a mess.  But let's pause for one moment to do something we almost never do:  Offer a few words of praise for Mrs. Pelosi, born Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro in 1940. The Italian-American has spent nearly her whole life in politics, first as a 20-year member of the Democratic National Committee from California, then as the state party's chairman.  She first won election to the House in 1987 — when Ronald Reagan was president — and she's been there ever since.  In 2002, after working her way to the top, Mrs. Pelosi was elected speaker of the House, the first woman ever to helm a national party in the august chamber.

If Pelosi Brings Illegals to SOTU, Trump Should Bring ICE Agents.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a number of other Democrats plan to fill the House gallery with illegal aliens when President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address.  ABC News reports at least 24 House Democrats plan to bring illegals — the so-called "Dreamers" — to watch the Tuesday night speech from the House gallery.  The illegal aliens will be sitting in seats that in previous years were meant for brave military heroes, law-abiding taxpayers and America's best and brightest.  The sad truth is that Democrats would rather align themselves with foreign invaders who violated our national sovereignty, thumbed their nose at the rule of law, and pillaged and plundered taxpayer-funded resources.

Desperation Time As Democrats Seek to Stop Trump From Succeeding.  [Scroll down]  But, holding key positions open is not the only powerless move the Dems have been trying.  Perhaps the funniest is their use of talking points to run down the tax relief bill's manifest success.  Pretty much every company everywhere seems to be delivering bonuses and raises to their workers, and it's driving the Democrats insane.  "Crumbs!  Crumbs!" mutters Nancy Pelosi as she wanders through the House looking for where she left her missing slipper.  You know, a thousand bucks may not sound much to a zillionaire like Nancy, but that's a lot of money for Normals.  And Normals are noticing.  The only thing the Democrats hate worse than workers getting raises is how fast the stock market is going up.

Capital Hill's Personal Pharmacist Admits Alzheimer Drugs Are Being Delivered To Members Of Congress.  The idea that some members of Congress are taking medication to treat a very serious illness such as Alzheimer's disease should ring alarm bells across the country as the illness itself and the pharmaceuticals that treat it can have very damaging effects on a person.  On top of the cognitive degenerative symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a suffer who is taking — for example — the FDA approved Alzheimer treatment medication Aricept, side effects ranging from chronic trouble sleeping to aggressive behavior may also occur.  Other side effects of Aricept are altered mental status, brain disease or injury causing inability to communicate, becoming easily angered o