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.

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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Mizz Pelosi is one of America's foremost advocates of unrestricted fetal homicide, so it's obvious she doesn't care about dying children.

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.

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[#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."

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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.

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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.

The Editor says...
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 or annoyed, and mood changes.  Other Alzheimer medications such as Razadyne and Exelon also cause concerning side effects such as depression, hallucination, and dyskinesia.

Capital Hill's Personal Pharmacist Admits Alzheimer Drugs Are Being Delivered To Members Of Congress.  Recently, the health of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came under the media's radar when she was filmed slurring her statements and uttering unintelligible gibberish during a press conference.  [Video clip]  Considering the frequent mass delivery of big pharma drugs to Congress, it isn't a farfetched idea to assume that this type of behavior may be the result of a drug's side effect.

Pelosi's 'White' America.  We make fun of Nancy Pelosi for good reason because of her nonsensical rants. [...] Nancy does not like the ethnic makeup of the electorate that elected President Trump.  Nancy is saying these are "white voters," not necessarily white or Caucasian, but "white" in the sense that they reject the Democratic Party/Leftist agenda of open borders, abortion on demand, sanctuary cities and states, crony capitalism, amnesty for all illegals, high tax rates, increased regulations on business, and a cradle-to-grave nanny welfare state administered by the Annointed Ruling Class of Leftist Democrats and RINO Republicans.  To oppose this means acting "white" to Nancy.

"Bobblehead" Nancy Pelosi Speaks At Mayor's Conference, Stupifies Crowd.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently hit the road for a speaking engagement at the Conference of U.S. Mayors.  Now, the video of "bobblehead" Pelosi has gone viral after she stupified the crowd — and all it took was just three words. [...] This really takes stupid to a whole new level, even for Nancy Pelosi.  Eventually, people in her own party will realize she is out of touch with reality beyond what most liberals would consider normal.

Levin crushes Nancy Pelosi: 'She should be expelled from the House' for her race-baiting statement.  Friday night [1/26/2018] on his radio show, LevinTV host Mark Levin blasted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for suggesting Trump's immigration plans are to "make America white again."  "This is such a hateful, unconscionable, demagogic statement that she should be expelled from the House of Representatives," Levin suggested.

Pelosi plays race card:  Trump immigration plan to 'make America white again'.  A Saltine-white woman from one of the richest congressional districts in the country played the race card against President Trump during a speech to U.S. mayors.  Addressing the United States Conference of Mayors, Nancy Pelosi promoted illegal immigration, sanctuary cities and so-called "Dreamers."  [Video clip]

Pelosi Gone Wild:  Trump's Dreamer Deal A "Campaign To Make America White Again".  I admit to being a bit puzzled by the leftist outrage over President Trump's proposed DACA deal.  I fail to see anything "racist" about providing a pathway to citizenship for over a million illegal aliens (or in any of the other proposed provisions).  House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), however, seems to imagine that it's some kind of white supremacist plot.

A thousand dollars is mere chicken feed to a limousine liberal.
Wasserman Schultz joins Pelosi in mocking size of $1K cash bonuses linked to tax cuts.  Florida congresswoman and former DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday to ridicule the economic repercussions of recent tax reform legislation.  An audience at Florida Atlantic University witnessed Ms. Pelosi double down this morning on her recent "crumb" criticism of cash bonuses given out by companies like Apple, AT&T, Boeing, Comcast, Disney, Home Depot, Fiat Chrysler, Southwest Airlines, Verizon, Wal-Mart and Well Fargo.  The event, which was sponsored by the group Not One Penny, included Ms. Wasserman Schultz's assertion that $1,000 doesn't go "very far for almost anyone."

Nancy Pelosi whoops it up with Democrats over government shutdown at a tony DC restaurant.  Maybe they were whooping it up.  Or maybe they were crying in their beer.  One thing that's certain is that Democrats, led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, were doing it in luxury at one of Washington's toniest restaurants, as the measure to fund the government failed.  According to Scott Wong at The Hill, the wake of the late-night government shutdown sent congressional members skittering all over town for their dinners: [...]

Nancy Pelosi Ripped After Taking House Democrats out for Exclusive Dinner Party as Troops Pay Price for #SchumerShutdown.  According to media reports, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) invited the 192 Democrat Members of the House of Representatives out to dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. Saturday [1/20/2018] during the first day of the government shutdown.  Politico's Jake Sherman was first to report on Pelosi's dinner.

Nancy Pelosi Trashes Pro-Life People:  "They Pray on Sunday and Prey on People the Rest of the Week".  The Democratic Party has problems.  Ever since Democrats suffered major, unexpected losses in the November election, political commentators have been speculating about why.  One of the biggest reasons pointed to is the party's disconnect with rural, religious and pro-life voters.  On Friday, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough broached the topic with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Sarah Sanders Pounds Pelosi Into the Dirt Over Her "Crumbs" Comment.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrogantly dismissed the Trump tax cut bonuses as "crumbs" and "pathetic" in a press conference last Thursday [1/11/2018].  Botox Pelosi is one of the wealthiest members of Congress; she is completely removed from the everyday working American.  What a despicable woman.  On Wednesday [1/17/2018] it was announced that Apple will pay $38 billion in taxes to the U.S. government to return money it had stashed overseas.  Apple has $252.3 billion in cash abroad.

Nancy Pelosi will be guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race:  All Stars'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will appear as a guest judge on "RuPaul's Drag Race:  All Stars."  Her appearance on the drag-queen competition show has already been filmed, her office told the Washington Post.  "She had a 'fabulous' time," Pelosi's spokesman told the paper.  Pelosi's longtime support of the LGBT community and what she sees as attacks from the Trump administration on the gay and transgender community underscored why she wanted to appear on the show.

Report: Nancy Pelosi Now a Lock for Speaker of the House in 2019.'s Mike Allen reports that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is now considered a lock for Speaker of the House in 2019, as her party is expected to sweep the 2018 midterm elections.  If so, it would be one of the most remarkable comebacks in political history, after Pelosi led her party to an historic defeat in 2010 after serving as the first female Speaker for four years, then clung to power over a shrinking minority party for eight.

Ingraham Takes on Pelosi for Saying Companies Just Giving Out 'Crumbs' After Tax Cuts.  Laura Ingraham took on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for saying companies' bonuses to workers following the passage of the Republican tax cuts are mere "crumbs."  "Maybe it's a crumb if you live in Pacific Heights or the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco and you're married to Paul Pelosi, maybe then it's a crumb.  But for most people it's real money," she said.

Waste Management CEO reacts to Nancy Pelosi 'crumbs' comments on bonuses.  Waste Management CEO James Fish responded to Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) criticism of bonuses given to employees following the passing of the Republican-backed tax reform bill.  In an exclusive interview with FOX Business' Liz Claman, Fish said the bonuses will be go to drivers, landfill workers and customer service agents.  "We are giving it to those folks not just because not only are they hard working, but they don't participate in our annual bonus which typically are for salary employees," Fish said during an interview on "Countdown to the Closing Bell" Friday [1/12/2018].  The House Minority Leader on Thursday called the recent wave of corporate bonus given to workers as a result of the Republican tax bill as "crumbs."

Nancy Pelosi's elitist Democrats — America, this is the party of the rich, sneering at the poor.  Here in my home state of California, in response to President Trump signing the GOP tax reform bill into law, state Senate Democratic leader Kevin de Leon has taken up a new cause: fighting for the right of the richest Californians to evade their taxes.  It's almost unbelievable — but true.  De Leon (who is also the leading challenger to Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her primary battle as she seeks re-election this year) has proposed setting up a new so-called charity that would enable the Silicon Valley and Hollywood elite to claw back their losses from the Trump administration's new tax reform law. [...] Another prominent California Democrat also revealed her true colors this past week over taxes: our old friend, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.  She dismissed $1,000 worker bonuses given in response to the GOP tax cuts as "crumbs."

San Francisco plutocrat Nancy Pelosi sniffs disdain at Americans' tax bonuses, calling them 'crumbs'.  The only thing worse than Senator Elizabeth Warren having to pretend she likes the tax cuts she vehemently opposed in Congress is wealthy House minority leader Nancy Pelosi looking down her nose in disdain at the millions of Americans celebrating their tax bonuses.  She actually called the spectacle "pathetic" and the bonuses "crumbs."

Pelosi repeats words, overrules own statement, slurs 'prescription drugs'.  Nancy Pelosi has just returned to Washington, and she brought her bizarre behavior back with her.  As the House Minority Leader returned to her weekly press conference, she was seen repeating words, having trouble saying "Martin Luther King" and slurring "prescription drugs."

'Crumbs' — Pelosi Dismisses Workers' 'Pathetic' Tax Reform Bonuses.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, one of the richest members of Congress, dismissed the bonuses that many companies are giving to their workers due to lower tax rates as "crumbs" and "pathetic."  "A number of bonuses — one of the bonuses was in a union contract and then they added a little more money to that.  That same firm just told the employees they were going to be laying off 1,500 people and if they wanted to save their jobs, they could work 32 hours.  In terms of the bonus that corporate America receives versus the crumbs they are giving to workers to put the schmooze on is so pathetic," Pelosi said on Thursday in response to a question from The Daily Caller's Kerry Picket.

So why hasn't anyone ever seen Trump's supposed dementia?  Like anyone else, politicians do get old, and when they do, their age frequently becomes obvious in public.  One example is House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who has repeatedly slurred her speech and spoken gibberish, both of which point to declining mental capabilities.

Pelosi Lists 8 Things She'd Rather Spend Trump's 'Immoral' Border Wall Funding On.  On Friday, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) listed some of the things she'd do with the money President Donald Trump wants to protect America from the threats posed by illegal immigration.  On her Twitter page, Pelosi introduced her series of posts by claiming the border wall funding "could do so much more" — if it wasn't used to secure the border:  "President Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump, that border wall funding you are asking for (again) could do so much more good in other places...."  Pelosi followed with eight separate Tweets, each touting something she'd spend the border wall funds on — ranging [from rebuilding] Puerto Rico and subsidizing high-speed internet to expanding the State Department.

Danger in 2018 for the Party of the Rich (Democrats).  [Scroll down]  According to the the Center for Responsive Politics, she [Nancy Pelosi] has a net worth of $196 million.  And that was in May 2017.  Since then there's been another 10+% run-up in the stock market, so that would conservatively push her well over the $200 million mark thanks, ironically, to the policies of Donald Trump.  (Okay, not entirely, but unquestionably to some extent.)  Over the last decade or so, American politics has had something of a role reversal.  The Democrats have increasingly become the Party of the Rich — Silicon Valley, Hollywood, media, a good swath of Wall Street — making Pelosi's statement and similar remarks made by Schumer particularly absurd.  Moreover, it is well known — but not well known enough yet — that what Pelosi said was a straight-out lie.

The Democrats Stink of Weakness and Defeat.  Armageddon, she called it.  That was Nancy Pelosi, the insane woman who is somehow in charge of the Democrats' House caucus, speaking about the just-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  The bill would later pass in the House, largely on the same party lines it's passed throughout the legislative process, due to procedural necessities, Wednesday [12/20/2017].  [...] We wouldn't take Pelosi seriously, because it's impossible to truly do so.  After all, she's completely crazy and it's obvious to anyone who bothers to observe both the gibberish emanating from her lips and the unstable body language surrounding it.  Except that the unhinged sentiments she offered as a reaction to the passage of a bill which will provide a tax cut to 80 percent of the American public aren't just hers.  They belong to the entire Democratic Party.

GOP tax bill causes Nancy Pelosi to lose remaining fragment of her mind.  The GOP tax bill is now very close to passage, and as that became clear last night, Nancy Pelosi put on her spelunking gear for another deep descent into insanity and self-unawareness: [...] A warning about plutocracy from a super-wealthy member of Congress who's been in power for decades?  Pelosi might be trying to convince people the tax bill will cost them their lives, but it clearly has yet to even take away her unintentional sense of humor.

Nancy Ditches Tax Protest After No One Shows Up.  Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi bailed on a "highly-anticipated" protest against the GOP tax cuts making their way through Congress on Monday, ditching the event at the last minute after only dozens of liberal demonstrators turned up at the event inside the Capitol.  A reporter for left-leaning MSNBC news was on the scene to cover the event, but was forced to admit the blatant failure on-air, saying the protest was nothing like "what we saw with the healthcare law."

Unhinged Pelosi Claims Tax Bill 'Does Violence' To Vision Of Founding Fathers.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spewed utter nonsense on the House floor on Tuesday, hysterically claiming that the Republican's tax plan "does violence to the vision of our Founders."  Pelosi railed against Republican lawmakers in her speech, decrying the bill as a morally obscene "scam" designed to "install a permanent plutocracy."  "This GOP tax scam is simply theft, monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it," Pelosi said. "

Pelosi's super PAC keeps donations from owners of prostitution website Backpage.  The uproar over sexual harassment that began with the Harvey Weinstein scandal has intensified the scrutiny of political contributions linked to Backpage, which law enforcement officials say is the chief platform for activities far worse than harassment, including sexual slavery and child prostitution.  Mrs. Pelosi isn't the only Democrat struggling to deal with the piles of cash that Backpage's owners spread around to candidates and state Democratic parties over the years.  Even Ms. Harris, a California Democrat who is now a U.S. senator, ducked the issue.  Her office wouldn't respond to repeated emails about Backpage money going to House Majority PAC and other Democratic organizations.

Three Pinocchios For Pelosi On Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.  As with most things these days, it started with a tweet.  After the House passed their version of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, the former Speaker of the House (now Minority Leader), Nancy Pelosi expressed her displeasure by going on social media and informing everyone that the Republicans were once again trying to unleash drooling hordes of criminals and dungeon dwellers on the nation armed to the teeth.

Nancy Pelosi, religious leaders reach deep into teachings to preach against GOP tax plans.  From America's Catholic bishops to prominent Christian pastor Jim Wallis, congressional Republicans' push for an overhaul of the tax code has been called nothing less than ungodly.  The debate about tax rates and income numbers has taken on pointedly religious overtones, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, citing Pope Francis and St.  Augustine in attacking the bill and saying it would signify Armageddon.  Mr. Wallis led a protest against the tax plan at the Hart Senate Office Building, reading Bible verses before he was escorted away by Capitol Police.  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a lengthy attack on the tax bill, adopting most of Democrats' predictions and criticisms of the Republicans' plans to cut tax rates on most Americans.

More about Mr. Wallis here.  He was one of the people that Barack H. Obama used to put a religious veneer on an otherwise obviously Muslim life.

Nancy Pelosi Struggling To Keep House Democrats In Line.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is increasingly struggling to keep Democrats in line and appears to be following her members on crucial issues rather than leading them.  On Wednesday [12/6/2017], House Democrats introduced a motion to impeach President Trump, despite Pelosi's insistence for months that Democrats hold off on pushing impeachment.  Fifty-eight Democrats voted in favor of impeachment on Wednesday, despite Pelosi's objections.

Pelosi: 'God Is With Us' on Demanding DACA Fix in Budget Deal.  Thursday [12/7/2017] at her weekly briefing on Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said God is with the Democrats on their fight to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as part of a deal to fund the government.

Remember, the Democrats are constantly yelling about the Separation of Church and State?

Democrat Accused Of Sexual Harassment:  Pelosi Knew And Did Nothing About It.  A first-term Democratic congressman accused of sexual harassment said that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi knew about the allegations while he was running for office and supported him anyway, putting millions of dollars behind his 2016 congressional campaign. [...] Pelosi was quick to demand [Nevada Rep. Ruben] Kihuen's resignation after the allegations became public, but she actually has known about the harassment allegations for a while, Kihuen told ABC News.

Pelosi: GOP tax proposal 'the worst bill in the history' of Congress.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared unequivocally on Monday that the GOP tax overhaul is the worst legislation ever considered by Congress.  "I have said that this was stiff competition by some of the other things they have put forth, is the worst bill in the history of the United States Congress," Pelosi said during House floor debate on the tax proposal.  Pelosi cited the rushed process and impact on the deficit to justify her assertion.  [Video clip]

Pelosi slammed by GOP for calling tax bill 'Armageddon'.  House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., isn't holding back when it comes to criticizing the tax overhaul that the Senate passed early Saturday morning [12/2/2017].  Approached for comment on the sweeping legislation — worth roughly $1.4 trillion — Pelosi declared the legislation "the end of the world."  She added, "This is Armageddon."  The comments mirrored similar ones she made on social media earlier in the day.  "The #GOPTaxScam is one of the worst bills to be brought to the floor in the history of the United States," she tweeted.  "We will fight with everything we have to stop this bill from becoming the law of the land."

Nancy Pelosi suffers face spasms, brain freezes while denouncing Conyers.  As the media focus has shifted to the alleged sexual harassers in the Democratic ranks, questions are not going away about Nancy Pelosi's continued bizarre behavior.  The House Minority Leader held her weekly press conference, and while the media focused on her call for accused serial harasser John Conyers, they overlooked her frequent flubbed words, brain freezes, and face spasm that occurred seconds into the appearance.

Pelosi:  Conyers should resign.  Facing criticism for going too soft on sexual harassment, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday [11/30/2017] called for Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) to resign as the allegations of sexual misconduct have mounted against him.  "The allegations against Congressman Conyers, as we have learned more since Sunday, are serious, disappointing and very credible," Pelosi said during a briefing in the Capitol, reading from a statement.  "It's very sad.  The brave women who have come forward are owed justice.  I pray for Congressman Conyers and his family and wish them well.  However, Congressman Conyers should resign," she said.

The Pelosi Rule:  Our Pigs Are Better Than Their Pigs.  Struggling to summon a defense of John Conyers over the weekend, Nancy Pelosi looked a bit like a malfunctioning robot with a depleted battery.  But after warming up, she finally hit on the button "icon."  Pelosi uttered the word icon as a cue to end all discussion.  She had spoken her formula of absolution over Conyers and now it was time for NBC's Chuck Todd to let the penitent go in peace.  Pelosi's comment completes feminism's arc of hypocrisy:  Clarence Thomas's tormentors have become John Conyers's defenders.  The same feminists who scoffed at Thomas's description of his hearing as a "high-tech lynching" now play the race card for Conyers as a civil rights "icon."  The long-awaited "reckoning" looks more like the tired rationalization, as feminists, for all their advertised anguish in recent days, return to what can be called the Pelosi rule:  our pigs are better than their pigs.

Watch Nancy Pelosi Prove In Minutes Why Democrats Are Perennial Losers.  Republicans, including GOP leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, have said Roy Moore should step aside and let somebody else take his place against Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama race for the U.S. Senate.  On the Democratic side, four women (two on the record) have accused Al Franken of groping them and Democrats have quietly rallied around him.  But then came the accusations about Democratic Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich).  Not only was Conyers accused, but he paid out settlements that were not public and paid for by John Q. Taxpayer.

Nancy Pelosi Has Been Enabling Sexual Predators For Decades.  [Scroll down]  But that's exactly what Pelosi is:  That woman, a faux feminist who has been enabling sexual predators for decades.  We can start with her full throated defense of former President Bill Clinton.  She's been defending his documented and repetitive bad behavior since the 1990s and did so again on Meet The Press Sunday [11/26/2017].  During her time as Speaker of the House, Pelosi ignored disgraceful sexual harassment by former Congressman and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

Nancy Pelosi Botches the #MeToo Moment.  On Meet the Press [11/26/2017], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi laid an absolute stink bomb in an interview with host Chuck Todd. [...] Todd pressed Pelosi on whether Michigan Democrat John Conyers, who, after a secretive process, settled sexual harassment complaints from a former female employee who says she was fired for resisting the congressman's sexual advances.  Others have come forward alleging misconduct as well, but Democrats — led by Pelosi — took no action against Conyers.  Pelosi expressed unfamiliarity with the allegations, asking Todd if it was one or two.  She called Conyers an "icon."  Todd asked Pelosi if she believed the accusers, and she said she didn't know who they were because they were anonymous.  She called for due process, even though Conyers, as Todd pointed out, had already gone through a process that resulted in him settling with his former employee.  It's not clear what other process Conyers is due.

Roy Moore is presumed to be guilty, but...
Nancy Pelosi:  John Conyers deserves 'due process'.  [Scroll down]  Appearing on "Meet The Press" earlier in the day [11/26/2017], House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urged "due process" before making conclusions about Rep. Conyers, saying the congressman is "an icon" who has worked to protect women.  "We are strengthened by due process.  Just because someone is accused — and was it one accusation?  Is it two?" Pelosi asked.

More Pelosi brain freeze:  Confused about time of day, botches name of own guest.  Prior to the start of a Friday [11/3/2017] press conference intended to attack President Trump's tax cut proposal, Nancy Pelosi was handed a folder of what she was supposed to tell reporters.  It might have been good for her to actually browse it before stepping to the microphone.  As the House Minority Leader was waiting for several invited guests to file in behind her, she could hear muttering to herself, "Is it still morning?"  [Video clip]

Pelosi struggles to form sentences during TV interview, calls Robert Mueller 'mother'.  Nancy Pelosi's trouble with the English language seems to be growing by the day.  During a Sunday morning [10/22/2017] appearance on MSNBC, the House Minority Leader stumbled over words, struggled to form sentences, and called special counsel Robert Mueller "mother."  [Video clip]

Pelosi:  There's No Culture War.  Virtually every chance House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has had to dispel her reputation as a delusional, establishment hack completely out-of-touch with reality, she always finds some way to reveal that she really is a delusional, establishment hack completely out-of-touch with reality.  Her latest guffaw occurred during her appearance on Friday's [10/20/2017] The View where she denied America is in a culture war and that Democrats have division in their ranks.

Leading House Democrat Calls on Pelosi to Step Down.  A high-ranking House Democrat on Thursday [10/5/2017] called on Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California to step down as minority leader to make way for a new generation.  "Our leadership does a tremendous job," said Rep. Linda Sanchez of California, "but I do think we have this real breadth and depth of talent within our caucus, and I do think it's time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders, and I want to be a part of that transition.  I want to see that happen."  Sanchez, the fifth-ranking Democrat in the House, was interviewed on C-SPAN by two reporters who asked her about the current makeup of Democratic leadership.

Nancy Pelosi Thanks Illegal Immigrants for Breaking the Law.  Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thanked 'Dreamer' parents for breaking US law and bringing their children into the nation illegally on Wednesday, saying the nation "owes a debt" to the undocumented families.  The California Congresswoman expressed her gratitude during a televised town hall event on CNN, where she was asked whether President Trump or Congress was ready to move ahead on permanent DACA legislation.  "Our Dreamers, they make America dream again.  They're so lovely.  And frankly, we owe a debt to your parents for bringing you here," said Pelosi.  "You're such a brilliant part of our future, a constant reinvigoration of America, that's what newcomers are."  [Video clip]

Pelosi suffers brain freeze while defending NFL kneelers.  Nancy Pelosi defended unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's "First Amendment" right to disrespect the American flag during the national anthem, even if she struggled to say his name.  During an appearance on "Meet The Press," Pelosi sided with the former 49ers quarterback, and other players refusing to stand for our country.

Pelosi: Dreamers' parents 'did a great thing' in sneaking them into U.S..  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that illegal immigrant parents who brought their children to the U.S. in defiance of the law "did a great thing," giving the country an infusion of successful young people.  Mrs. Pelosi's comments strike a dissonant note from many analysts, who while saying the Dreamers are sympathetic since they had no say in the decision, say the parents do deserve blame for creating the problem.

Nancy Pelosi gets mau-maued by the DACA DREAMers.  Nancy Pelosi got more than she bargained for when she came out to champion DREAMers and congressional institutionalization of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act in San Francisco Monday [9/18/2017].  Instead of the adoring crowds she expected, she got a boiling-with-rage mob of actual illegal aliens who mau-maued her as the bad guy, drowning her out with chanted shouts of "Liar!  Liar!" and accusations of being a deportation machine.

Discreet charm of the Dreamers.  You have probably heard that Nancy Pelosi was confronted yesterday [9/18/2017] by a gaggle of honking DREAMers of the kind she had staged an event to support. [...] The DREAMers did not make the decision to break into the United States.  Here, however, they look like perpetrators.  We are not to hold it against their parents that they brought their ill-mannered progeny with them, or that they failed to teach them manners.  Watching this production, however, I find it unnatural not to resent it.  Democrats want our huge population of illegal aliens to come out of the shadows, where they supposedly reside when they are not drawing on social services.  If only.  Bring back the shadows!  Democrats treat our huge population of illegal aliens as a core constituency.  One would be a fool not to draw the logical inferences from that.

Dem Senator Suggests Russia To Blame For DREAMers Protesting Pelosi.  Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen suggested Tuesday morning that Russia is to blame for the illegal immigrant protesters who derailed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's community event on Monday [9/18/2017].  Video from the protest shows the crowd of pro-amnesty activists surrounding Pelosi and shouting her down, while accusing her of being insufficiently pro-immigrant.  When asked why the activists were targeting Pelosi, who has been working with President Trump to try to strike a deal on DACA, Shaheen struggled to give an answer.

Watch out, Nancy!  Your base is crumbling.
'You're a Liar:' So-Called 'Dreamers' Angrily Shout Down Pelosi Over DACA Negotiations With Trump.  If they want to get deported, keep acting like this:  [Video clip]

Pro-DACA protesters call Pelosi a 'liar'.  Immigrant-rights protesters on Monday [9/18/2017] disrupted a San Francisco news conference at which House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had planned to promote the DREAM Act.  Pelosi and fellow Democratic California Reps.  Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman were scheduled to speak about the legislation, which would provide a path to legal status to people approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age.  Instead, dozens of young people took over the event and called Pelosi "a liar" for saying she has fought against deportations.

Illegal Aliens Crash Nancy Pelosi's DACA Press Conference.  A group of illegal aliens calling themselves the "Immigration Liberation Movement" crashed a press conference by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday [9/18/2017], warning the Democratic Party not to "sell [us] out."  The group shouted down Rep. Pelosi, who struggled to maintain control of the meeting, and unfurled a large banner calling for all illegal aliens to be legalized.

California Democrats [are] growing tired of Nancy Pelosi.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who won an eighth term leading the Democratic caucus last fall, should be replaced regardless of whether her party regains control of Congress' lower chamber in next year's elections, according to a new poll.  The statewide survey of California Democrats by UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies found only 30 percent believe House Democrats should choose Pelosi to stay on as their leader should they win back the House of Representatives in 2018.  Some 44 percent prefer somebody else taking over, while the remainder have no opinion.

NYT Reporter:  Pelosi Will Impeach Trump If Democrats Take Back The House.  NYT Reporter Jeremy Peters warned President Trump on MSNBC Thursday [9/14/2017] that his "new best friend," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, will move to impeach him if she ever gains control of the House.  The comment after after Pelosi released a statement announcing that Trump "agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law," and also follows POTUS making a deal with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling.

Nancy Pelosi Is Getting So Weird — Like, Creepy Weird.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been getting weirder and weirder.  She's praised illegal aliens on the Capitol's lawn, saying, "You make America more American"  (Um, they, by definition, don't).  She's said the Constitution does not grant people the right to shout "wolf" in a theater (it probably does, but you can't yell "fire").  And she's complained that President Trump visited Saudi Arabia first, saying "It wasn't even alphabetical.  I mean, Saudi Arabia!"  (Nancy thinks he should have hit Afghanistan, then Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, etc.)  The list goes on and on.  At 77, Pelosi misspeaks all the time — and just generally acts weird to boot.

Nancy Pelosi Has a Jeb Please Clap Moment.  Nancy Pelosi is losing it.  It's painful to watch, yet somehow gratifying if you hate her as much as I do.  Seems Nancy Pelosi couldn't even pronounce simple words and even had a few Jeb Bush "please clap" moments.  Nancy Pelosi is getting almost Sergio Dipp pathetic these days.

What's Wrong With Nancy?  Orders LGBT group to clap for Obama, laments 'bulleting' of youth.  What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi?  That question is coming up again as the House Minority Leader was seen on Saturday [9/9/2017] repeatedly telling the GLAAD audience to clap and botching simple words.  [Video clip]

Now that it is politically expedient to do so...
Pelosi Condemns Antifa: 'Our Democracy Has No Room for Inciting Violence'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) denounced the radical leftist group "Antifa" and its violence in Berkeley, Calif. over the weekend.  The black-clad, masked, so-called "anti-fascists" attacked and assaulted members of a peaceful right-wing protest in Berkeley.  The famed college town has seen other far-left violence this year in response to conservative speakers appearing on campus.  In a statement published to her official website, Pelosi said the "perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted."

Crying Wolf in a Crowded Theater.  This week former Speaker of the House California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi said, "The Constitution does not say that a person can yell wolf in a crowded theater."  For the first time, she said something with which I find no fault.  I scoured the Constitution and there's not a word about crying wolf in it.  On the other hand, it does give primacy to the right of free speech.

Pelosi Very Confused:  You 'Can't Shout Wolf in a Crowded Theater'.  Nancy Pelosi has been very confused this year.  She keeps calling President Trump "President Bush" and continues to struggle with her vocabulary.  The latest example happened in an interview with KRON when she "mixed her metaphors," as The Washington Free Beacon reported, when talking about what the First Amendment does and doesn't cover when it comes to free speech.  "The Constitution does not say that a person can shout — yell wolf in a crowded theater," Pelosi said, stumbling.  "If you are endangering people, then you don't have a constitutional right to do that."

What clueless Nancy Pelosi doesn't seem to understand about free speech.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), is perhaps the most powerful representative the Democrats have.  When she speaks, it means something.  And what she's been speaking about lately is that others shouldn't be speaking at all.  That's frightening.  One might expect extremists in her party to have trouble with the First Amendment, but it's alarming that the top Democrat in the House jumps on the bandwagon.  Is this how most Democrats feel?  The National Park Service recently announced that a right-wing rally by the group Patriot Prayer can go forward Saturday at federally owned Crissy Field in San Francisco, near the Golden Gate Bridge.  Pelosi calls members of the group white supremacists (though they say they support peace, love and unity).  While the group is controversial, the right of its members to speak shouldn't be.

Nancy Pelosi's father helped dedicate Confederate monument.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has ramped up calls to remove "reprehensible" Confederate statues from the halls of Congress — but left unsaid in her public denunciations is that her father helped dedicate such a statue decades ago while mayor of Baltimore.  It was May 2, 1948, when, according to a Baltimore Sun article from that day, "3,000" looked on as then-Governor William Preston Lane Jr. and Pelosi's father, the late Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., spoke at the dedication of a monument to honor Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Nancy Pelosi's Father Dedicated Confederate Statues to Robert E. Lee & 'Stonewall' Jackson.  In recent days, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has publicly supported the removal of Confederate statues around the U.S. As it turns out, the Pelosi family wasn't always against the statues.  On Monday, Ron Meyer of Red Alert Politics dropped a little truth bomb on Fox News viewers, revealing Nancy Pelosi's father helped dedicate Confederate statues to Robert E. Lee and 'Stonewall' Jackson.

Dozens of Democrats Said to Refuse Support of Pelosi as Leader in 2018.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) leadership could be in real trouble with nearly 30 Democratic members and 2018 candidates now saying they will either not support Pelosi as leader of Democratic caucus if elected or declining to comment on the matter.  Incumbent Reps.  Tim Ryan (D-OH), Seth Moulton (D-MA), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), and Filemon Vega (D-TX) have all come out saying that Pelosi needs to go.

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Pelosi Calls for Resolution to Censure Trump for His 'Repulsiveness'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement today [8/18/2017] declaring her support for the Congress to pass a resolution censuring President Donald Trump for "the repulsiveness" of his "words and actions."  "Every day, the president gives us further evidence of why such a censure is necessary," said Pelosi.  The censure resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives today by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D.-N.Y.), Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D.-N.J.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D.-Wash.).  The resolution immediately gathered 77 co-sponsors, all of whom are Democrats.

If Confederate Statues Are 'Reprehensible' Why Didn't Nancy Pelosi Remove Them When She Had the Power as Speaker?  Last week House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanded Speaker Paul Ryan remove all confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.  In a statement, Pelosi said the statues have "always been reprehensible" and insisted they be taken down, despite the Capitol acting as a museum for all kinds of American history. [...] "There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country."  But if these statues truly are "reprehensible," why didn't Pelosi have them completely removed when she had the power to do so as Speaker of the House?

Pelosi Calls on Paul Ryan to Immediately Remove 'Confederate Statues' from Capitol.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) today [8/17/2017] called on House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.-Wisc.) to immediately remove "Confederate statues" from the U.S. Capitol.  "If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately," Pelosi said in a statement.  "There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country," Pelosi said.

Monuments, media and madness.  [Scroll down]  This is part of a new obsession by the Democratic Party with removing Confederate statues and monuments that have been around for close to a century or more. [...] House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who talks as though she is a first-term representative from California, recently said:  "The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible."  Yet they were somehow tolerable from the years 2007 to 2011 when she was speaker of the House and Dems had a supermajority in Congress.

Democrats Are Starting To See Nancy Pelosi as A Cancer.  Are the sharks circling House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) again?  No, she's fine.  She'll win re-election.  She'll remain leader of the House Democrats, but that doesn't mean that those party members trying to flip seats to retake the House are starting to view her as a problem.

Democrats begin to see Pelosi as a 2018 problem.  In a survey of 20 Democratic House candidates, only one — a former Senate staffer from Orange County, California — would state support for the congresswoman staying on as leader of the House Democratic Caucus.  Of the rest, 18 declined to say if Pelosi should keep her job, while one, a political newcomer from a culturally conservative Ohio district, said he would vote for someone other than Pelosi.

Pelosi Gets Declaration Of Independence History Wrong.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tried to be patriotic but read a false account of the 56 Declaration of Independence signers during her Tuesday [7/18/2017] press conference.  Pelosi read "The Price They Paid," an article about the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, at a Democrat event to promote a legislative package aimed at reforming government. [...] However, as pointed out by Snopes, "The Price They Paid" is riddled with inaccuracies and embellishments about what actually happened to the signers.

Nancy Pelosi Can't Stop Giggling About Aggression from North Korea.  Pelosi was fielding questions from reporters during her weekly press conference, and as she finished an answer about arts funding... she giggled.  A reporter then said, "Kim Jung In has been celebrating their ICBM launch with some cultural" events... Pelosi laughed strangely.  Pelosi stopped giggling and gathered her composure as the reporter continued[,] she then sighed loudly into the microphone.  As the reporter finished asking his question about whether Pelosi thinks the administration will be able to protect the West Coast from an attack, she bizarrely said she's "one of the few members of Congress to have visited Pyongyang."  What is wrong with this woman?

Nancy Pelosi calls Trump 'President Bush' for fifth time.  Never mind President Trump has been in office for six months — Nancy Pelosi still thinks George W. Bush is president.  During an interview with KTVU, Pelosi once again referred to Trump as "President Bush."

An inadvertent comedy act:
Pelosi Says:  Schumer and I Are 'The Voices for Winning' Back Congress in 2018.  In an interview with KTVU, Nancy Pelosi is either having one of her senior moments in which she refers to voices without providing much clarity on whether these are voices of real people or if they're the kind that should be medicated away, or she's looking for an odd excuse to ignore her unpopularity, even with her own party.  As we reported just a few weeks ago, 41% of Democrats want Pelosi to stay, while a full 27% of them want her to retire, with only 16% of Democrats holding a "very favorable" view of Pelosi with 12% holding a "very unfavorable" view of her.

Pelosi appears dazed — stops speaking, stares at audience.  As Nancy Pelosi struggles to beat back an insurgency by her House Democratic colleagues over a string of election losses, there are new questions over her health after she suffered multiple brain freezes during a recent appearance in New York City.  During a Sunday event at the 92nd Street Y, Pelosi would awkwardly stop mid-sentence repeatedly, stare at the audience, and then continue speaking.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi Makes Russia Accusation, Struggles to Put Together Coherent Sentences.  Nancy Pelosi appears to be losing it.  Thursday, in a press conference, she did not seem to be able to string together a coherent thought, let alone a logical presentation.  She rambled all over the place with what sounded like random unconnected ideas, accusations and theories.  She was purportedly there to level some of the usual accusations at Trump, regarding his nonexistent collusion with Russia.  What came out instead was a strange mix of confusion, forgetfulness and plain old vindictiveness.

The Plot Against Pelosi.  Democratic Representative Kathleen Rice is tired of her party [losing].  "Since 2010, we've been losing, losing, losing, losing.  There are big issues that we need to address for the country, and we're not even at the table — which is a problem!"  As Rice sees it, Democrats need to come up with a new message, a fresh brand, an easy-to-explain economic plan that resonates with the masses.  But for that to happen, she says, the caucus first must do some housecleaning.  Specifically, Nancy Pelosi has got to go.  "We have a failure of leadership at the top," says Rice.  And until that leadership changes, she tells me, "I don't think we can move forward."

Time to put Pelosi out to pasture.  This world is far different from when she entered the House, and she has lost all semblance of contact with the common man.  In 2010 she said, and we quote:  "We have to pass the [Obamacare] bill so that you can find out what's in it."  That's like saying we need to let the mechanic do his work before he tells us how much it's all going to cost.  You'd be hard-pressed to find a dumber statement in the 21st century.

The Passing of the Pelosi Era.  The Pelosi factor has been a drag on Democrats in all four of the special elections the party has lost since Trump's November triumph.  Prediction:  Democrats will not go into the 2018 Congressional elections with San Fran Nan as the party's face and future.  No way.  As President Kennedy said, "Sometimes party loyalty asks too much."

Pity Pelosi and Her Increasing Pain.  [Scroll down]  Little Nancy was the only daughter among the six children of Thomas "Big Tommy" D'Alesandro Jr., legendary and long-time mayor of Baltimore.  When Nancy reached the age of political maturity, which in Baltimore is 8 years old, her father appointed her to take the phone calls of favor-seekers.  "Oh," Little Nancy would say, "You want a construction permit to build inside Druid Hill Park?  OK, here's what you have to do for us."  And Little Nancy was good at it.  She grew up to become the fundraising superstar of the Democratic Party.  Little Nancy's brother was a member of the House of Representatives and later also mayor of Baltimore.  She never knew an un-powerful moment in her life.

Democrat Resistance Mobilizes Against... Nancy Pelosi.  For a party that constantly makes sanctimonious charges against Republicans for being stuck in the past, it sure doesn't sound like the Democrats' current leadership is open to change — or input from anyone under the age of 65 who hasn't been in power for decades.

Democrats Have No Alternative to Nancy Pelosi.  Frustrated Democrats who want to replace House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have an urgent problem: there is no alternative.  After leading the House Democrats for 15 years, the San Francisco stalwart has total control of her caucus and is a massive fundraising force that her party cannot easily replace.  And as the first female Speaker of the House (2007-2011), she has unique status and an array of female supporters, both inside and outside Congress.

Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Sinking Democratic Brand.  A lack of self-confidence is not one of House minority leader Nancy Pelosi's problems.  But Pelosi's unabashed use of open threats and her death grip on power are a very big problem for her party.  Pelosi's performance at her press conference on Thursday [6/22/2017] was epic in its demonstration of both her enormous self-regard and her complete confidence that nothing and no one will remove her from her powerful perch.  While no one really expected that comments from a few stray dissident members of the House caucus would cause her to resign, her contempt for those critics and her willingness to threaten them publicly takes your breath away.

Democrats' real problem is that Nancy Pelosi is their true face.  Furious at their loss in yet another Trump-era special election, Democrats are calling for the head of ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.  It's understandable:  Republican ads in Georgia painted the Democrat, Jon Ossoff, as sure to be a Pelosi pawn — a charge that has scored for the GOP in race after race over the last decade.  New York's own Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Nassau) is far from alone in saying, "It's time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team."

Pelosi Won't Say Aborting Baby With Beating Heart 'Dishonors God'.  Three weeks ago, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said it dishonors God to pull out of the Paris Accord on climate change, but today she did not say it dishonors God to abort a baby with a beating heart.  At Pelosi's press briefing on Thursday [6/22/2017], asked Pelosi if her understanding of what dishonors God extends to aborting a baby with a beating heart as well as pulling out of the Paris Accord.

Pelosi faces growing doubts among Dems after Georgia loss.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats put a brave face on Wednesday morning [6/21/2017] after a disappointing loss in the Georgia special election, yet there is no disguising the unhappiness in the party ranks.  There is no challenge to Pelosi's leadership, and none is going to happen at this point, said numerous Democrats.  But it's clear frustration is growing with the longtime Democratic leader following the extensive losses Democrats have suffered over the past half-decade.

'I think I'm worth the trouble' says Pelosi.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her position atop the party, as a number of caucus members have suggested it might be time for a fresh face.  'I think I'm worth the trouble,' she told reporters Thursday [6/22/2017].  'I feel very confident in the support I have in the caucus,' Pelosi also said.  The calls for Pelosi to vacate her top spot came after Tuesday's election loss in Georgia with Democrat Jon Ossoff being routed by Republican Karen Handel.

Pelosi says she's staying: 'I think I'm worth the trouble'.  Defiant House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she's not going anywhere, brushing back complaints from rank-and-file Democrats that she has led them to political oblivion and insisting that whatever the election losses she has overseen, she is "worth the trouble."  A series of losses in special congressional elections — including one that cost the party tens of millions of dollars in donations in a losing cause in Georgia this week — have sparked a new round of criticism for the Californian.

Democrats Talk Openly About Challenging Nancy Pelosi's Leadership.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is facing unprecedented pressure, as frustrated Democrats have begun — for the first time in seven years — to talk about replacing her after a series of disappointments at the ballot box.  Pelosi was hailed as a driving force behind Democrats' victory in 2006, when the party seized both houses of Congress and set the stage for victory in the 2008 presidential election.  She became the first female Speaker of the House, and set about centralizing power in the Speaker's office, ruling her caucus with unquestioned authority and promoting an unapologetically liberal agenda.

Wake Up, Democrats.  Ossoff Didn't Lose This Race — Pelosi Did.  In the end, the high-profile special election in Georgia's 6th District was a referendum on Nancy Pelosi, not Donald Trump.  The numbers bear this out.  According to The Washington Post's James Hohman, "Pelosi was a huge drag on Jon Ossoff.  Internal GOP polling showed she had 98 percent name ID, was 35 points underwater."  There's also this:  Ossoff backed off Trump (for fear of offending Republicans he would presumably need), while Republicans were 100 percent committed to linking Ossoff to Pelosi.

Republicans turned to Nancy Pelosi to win in Georgia.  Voters in the traditionally conservative seat had resisted President Trump and were slow to embrace Republican nominee Karen Handel in the special election to replace Tom Price, now Health and Human Services secretary.  But Congressional Leadership Fund rediscovered a familiar antidote to Trump's drag and Handel's standoffishness in its internal polling:  Pelosi, the House minority leader from California, who would once again become speaker in a Democratic takeover.

Pelosi: 'Outrageous' for Republicans to blame Democrats for heated rhetoric.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressed outrage at her Republican colleagues Thursday for implying that Wednesday's shooting could make for good campaign ads in 2018.

Moments After Questioning Trump's Mental Health, Pelosi Has Senior Moment(s).  Shortly after calling into question President Trump's mental health on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's own mental health came under scrutiny, as the 77-year-old California congresswoman referred to President Trump as "President Bush" and forgot what day of the week it is.  A reporter quickly helped her correct the gaffe, interjecting "Trump," but Pelosi appeared oblivious she slipped up.

Nancy Pelosi finds nap-tastic NEW reason to question Trump's 'fitness for office'.  Rep. Adam Schiff is among Dems who have been forced to downshift on the Trump/Russia rhetoric, and Nancy Pelosi is joining him by returning to the Dems' default position on Trump, which is to question his overall fitness for office, with a new twist.  Pelosi's now saying Trump might not be fit to lead because he doesn't get enough sleep:

Isn't that his decision to make?
Pelosi investigating why Trump visited Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday she finds it "strange" that President Trump decided to make Saudi Arabia his first foreign trip, adding that she was looking into it.  "I just think it was a very strange choice to go there," Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said on MSNBC. "Especially in light of having served on the committee that investigated 9/11, and knowing the suspicions that exist in our country, and among his people."

After Losses, Democrats Struggle to 'Un-Pelosi' the Party.  Frustrated with the leadership in their party, some heartland Democrats are looking to decouple themselves from Nancy Pelosi and the other coastal elites calling the shots.  The People's House Project, a super PAC founded by former MSNBC host Krystal Ball, aims to recruit candidates and raise money in a structure separate from national Democrats.  The reason?  Democrats have veered too far to the left and chosen a message that's toxic in much of the United States.

Pelosi says Trump 'dishonoring' God in global warming decision.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi said Thursday [6/1/2017] that President Trump was "dishonoring" God and questioned whether his grandchildren will even be able to breathe air after his announcement a day earlier that he would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.  "How is he ever going to explain to his grandchildren what he did to the air they breathe — assuming they breathe air," she said at her weekly press conference.  She compared the president to racist segregationists during the civil rights movement, said Mr. Trump's decision was yet another reason he needed to release his tax returns, and said the U.S. has isolated itself from the world, joining just Syria in rejecting the Paris agreement as too onerous.

The Editor says...
It is somewhat disturbing that one of the country's most rabid supporters of abortion, for any reason and at any stage of pregnancy, has the temerity to accuse someone else of dishonoring God.  But in this case, Ms. Pelosi is attempting to make a connection where none exists.  The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could double, and you'd probably never notice, except that your lawn would be greener.  The Paris agreement has nothing to do with air pollution.  Nancy Pelosi apparently hopes you don't think for yourself.

Green religion — justification by climate faith alone.  Listen closely to the cant and jargon of modern environmentalism, and in the empty invocations of "science," you are witnessing the rites of a religious faith.  If the screams after President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement seemed overwrought, it's because Trump hadn't merely adopted a policy the other side disagreed with; he'd committed a secular, liberal, sacrilege.  Take CNN's Fareed Zakaria, who said, "This will be the day that the United States resigned as the leader of the free world."  He then listed what he regarded as the benefits of Paris, without addressing why it had anything to do with American leadership.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Trump supports a "dirty-energy agenda" that is a "grave threat to our planet."

The Editor says...
There is no such thing as dirty energy.  Dirt does not stick to energy.  Only the most poorly-educated public school students would put any stock in a castigatory comment about "dirty energy."  Nancy Pelosi apparently hopes you don't engage in any rational thought at all.

Pelosi: 'It's Hard' to Say 'President Trump,' He Has No Respect For the Job.  Tuesday at a discussion hosted by the Commonwealth Club, Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that it was "hard" for her to say the words "President Trump."  When Pelosi referenced "the new president of the United States," the moderator said, "I noticed you don't say President Trump."

Pelosi: 'The Holy Month of Ramadan is a Sacred Time for Peaceful Study'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) released a statement on Friday [5/26/2017] in observance of "the Holy Month of Ramadan."  "Ramadan reminds us of the rich diversity of our nation, and of the many contributions that Muslims have made to our country as public servants, members of our Armed Services, scholars, artists, athletes and engaged citizens," Pelosi said.

Pelosi: Liberals Only Voted for 2011 Defense Spending Bill so They Could Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) spoke Friday at an LGBT rights event at the Pride Center at Equality Park of South Florida, where she touted how liberals in the Democratic Party only voted for the nation's defense spending bill for fiscal year 2011 so they could repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."  "Don't tell anybody I told you this," Pelosi said, before explaining how she was able to get liberal Democrats onboard to support the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, the annual federal law that specifies the Defense Department's budget and expenditures.

Democrats probably think this is air-tight logic:
Pelosi Complains Trump's Trip 'Wasn't Even Alphabetical'.  On Thursday [5/25/2017], House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) questioned President Donald Trump's failure to visit countries in alphabetical order.  Asked at a press conference to comment on Trump's trip abroad, Pelosi expressed concern that Trump didn't start with Canada (with the letter "C") like previous presidents:  "I thought it was unusual for the President of the United States to go to Saudi Arabia first.  Saudi Arabia?" Pelosi said.  "It wasn't even alphabetical.  I mean, Saudi Arabia."

Pelosi Accidentally Refers to NRA as Part of Intelligence Community.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) appeared to confuse the National Rifle Association with the National Security Agency during remarks Tuesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's 2017 Fiscal Summit.  While being interviewed by CNN's Dana Bash, Pelosi discussed the ongoing investigation into whether there was collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and the Russians, and whether he may have obstructed justice, according to NTK Network.

Nancy Pelosi Gets Completely Destroyed By Questioner In CNN Town Hall.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi took her dazed and confused act to prime-time TV on Monday night [5/15/2017], joining CNN's Chris Cuomo for a town hall.  She did her same old tired schtick, but the highlight of the night was when Jake Lee, a small business owner from West Hollywood, Calif., stood up to ask a question.  "Good evening, madam leader.  Before the election on November 8, your side of the aisle were asking for the former head of the FBI to resign," said Lee.  "Now that he has been let go, why the sudden and selective outrage from your side of the aisle?"  Pelosi is immediately befuddled.

Whatever Nancy Pelosi meant to say here, we got this acid trip-sounding thing instead.  Say, isn't one of the problems with having Donald Trump as president that he supposedly utters incomprehensible blather about things he knows nothing about?  Isn't the issue that a man in such a high position of authority, speaking with such a combination of ignorance and inarticulation, could cause a huge misunderstanding or, worse, start an international incident?  Just checking, because didn't Democrats make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House at one time?  And don't they continue to vote for her even now for that very position, even though they're in the minority and can't actually elect her to it?  [Video clip]

She's The Boss — The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi.  This is a riveting expose on one the most power hungry, brutal female politicians of all time and as you will see after reading the book, it runs in her family.  The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is no retiring, kind and meek grandmother.  She is made of Baltimore steel and she has been forged in the boiling corrupt vat of politics in a never-ending quest for power and status that she feels is her birthright.  Pelosi came from a family that bears a striking resemblance to organized crime.  She will ruthlessly use and discard any one in her way or who will forward her agenda.  She rules the House with an iron grip and she is simultaneously feared and hated by most politicians.

Is Nancy Pelosi The Poster Girl For Term Limits?  Pelosi has been in office since 1987 — after inheriting the seat from her predecessor, Sala Burton, who had it bequeathed to her by her husband, Phillip Burton.  Phillip Burton had been elected to Congress in a special election in February 1964 and held California's 6th Congressional District seat for 10 consecutive elections until his death in 1983.  His wife, Sala Burton replaced him.  When Sala became ill with cancer in 1986, she decided to not run for reelection but instead put her support behind her friend, 46-year old Nancy Pelosi.  Pelosi won the seat in a special election after Sala's death and hasn't had any real opposition since.  She hasn't even participated in a candidates' debate since that first election in 1987.

Pelosi: Trump Budget Is Systemic Deconstruction of the Federal Government and Its Role'.  "This budget is really a slap in the face of the future," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday [3/16/2017], after President Donald Trump released his Fiscal Year 2018 budget blueprint to "make America great again."  Pelosi said the budget — which boosts defense, homeland security, veterans affairs and school choice at the expense of the EPA, State Department, and other programs — fails as a statement of values, but it succeeds as a "deconstruction" of the federal government.

NOW she tells us.
Pelosi: I would have retired if Clinton had defeated Trump.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi revealed Friday that she was ready to retire from Congress if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had won the November election over President Trump.  Pelosi told reporters following a discussion at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor that if Clinton had won the White House, she "was ready to go home" after 14 years as House Democratic leader and four years as speaker of the House.

Irony Alert:  Pelosi Now Interested In Knowing What's in a Bill Before It's Passed.  Tone deaf and completely without self-awareness or irony, Nancy Pelosi actually asserted that the American people have a right to know what's in the GOP health care (insurance) bill before it passes.

Nancy Pelosi:  American People Have Right to Know What's in Healthcare Bill Before It Passes.  A sharp contrast to "pass it to see what's in it."

Quoting from Nancy Pelosi's web page:
Pelosi Sends Letter to Speaker Ryan Calling for Release of Full Impact of GOP ACA Repeal Bill Before Committees Vote.  ["]The American people and Members have a right to know the full impact of this legislation before any vote in Committee or by the whole House.["]

Pelosi: Obamacare Drafting Process 'One of the Most Transparent in Recent Memory'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) tweeted on Tuesday [3/7/2017] that the drafting process for the Affordable Care Act was "one of the most transparent in recent memory."  Pelosi defended the health care law the day after House Republicans unveiled their Obamacare replacement plan on Monday night.  Some lawmakers, including Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), criticized House Republican leaders for drawing up the bill in a secret fashion.  The House's top Democrat built on this criticism and took to Twitter on Tuesday to argue the Affordable Care Act was crafted in a transparent manner.  She cited the number of hearings and meetings that were held before Obamacare was passed.

Now Trump demands an 'investigation' of Pelosi for 'lying' after photo reveals she met the Russian ambassador too — after saying she hadn't hours before.  President Donald Trump forcefully went after both prongs of the Democratic congressional leadership, demanding investigations of both congressional Demoratic leaders after photos purported to show their own Russia ties.  It wasn't immediately clear if the president was serious in his call for an investigation of his rivals.  At the moment, it is his administration's own contacts with Russia, and Russia's alleged election hacking, that is the subject of investigations by the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees.

Nancy Pelosi: 'Very proud' of the 'dignity' Democrats showed during Trump's speech.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she's "very proud" that her members managed to sit through President Trump's hourlong speech to Congress Tuesday night with "dignity."  "I was very proud of the dignity with which our members listened to his speech," Mrs. Pelosi said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."  "It was clearly a bait-and-switch speech."  She said one unnamed member had said at one caucus meeting:  "Look, if you can't curb your enthusiasm there tonight, don't go.  And I'm not going."

No, Ms. Pelosi, Attorney General Sessions did not commit perjury.  Napoleon Bonaparte once said, "from the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step."  There is nothing sublime about Nancy Pelosi.  Ridiculous, however, is an apt description.  At a news conference Thursday [3/2/2017], the former Speaker of the House denounced Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a liar, pronounced him guilty of perjury, and demanded his resignation.  This comes just days after she erroneously accused the Trump White House of obstructing justice.  Clearly, she's on a tear.  Who knew the democratic leader, who is not a lawyer, was such an expert on the law?

Media Hits Ivanka Trump For Possibly Not Keeping Kosher; Is Fine With Catholic Nancy Pelosi Promoting Abortion.  First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her family are quite possibly the highest-profile Modern Orthodox Jews in American history.  Ivanka, who converted in 2009, has spoken about how her family observes the Sabbath, keeps kosher, and celebrates various Jewish holidays together.  And now, for some reason, the media has taken it upon itself to become the "kosher police."  Take, for instance, this gem from the Washingtonian, where the writer took the mind-boggling step of phoning a chef to inquire about what Ivanka and her husband ordered for dinner. [...]

Nancy Pelosi refuses to applaud American job creation.  During his Address to Congress [2/28/2017], Trump ran down a list of companies that have announced investments and job additions in the last several weeks.  "Since my election, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Generall Motors, Spring, Sofbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions and billions of dollars in the United States and create tens of thousands of new American jobs," Trump said.  As many stood to applaud, Pelosi remained seated with a sour look on her face.

Pelosi: Why Yes — We're Looking At Ways To Impeach Trump.  Yesterday [2/27/2017], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held a prebuttal conference in the First Amendment Lounge of the National Press Club.  At the presser, Pelosi was asked about impeaching Donald Trump, which is something that the progressive base of the Democratic Party is clamoring for Congress to do.  With a solid Republican majority, that's not going to happen.

Pelosi:  Amend the First Amendment.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday [2/22/2017] to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.

Nancy 'Pelosi showing signs of mental breakdown.  Has Trump Derangement Syndrome affected the ability of Nancy Pelosi to perform normal life functions (for a politician)? Or is age finally taking its toll on her?

ICE: Yes, 75 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants We Arrested Have Criminal Records.  Over the past couple of days, immigration enforcement agents have round up almost 700 illegal aliens — 75 percent of which had criminal records.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi disputed the claim, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement also confirmed the figure released by the Department of Homeland Security.

Dingbat Nancy Pelosi Stands Up for "Our Values" Defending a Self-Confessed Gangbanger.  Democrat dingbat Nancy Pelosi once again demonstrated some very sketchy Democrat values.  She is characterizing an ICE action as against "our values".  ICE took a gangbanger into custody.  She left that out when she made her statements in his defense.  "In another assault on our values in the past week we had witnessed ICE raids across our nation targeting parents, students and a DACA-protected DREAMer.  We talked about some of this yesterday with their members," the dingbat said.  But Nancy is advocating breaking up the family!  The criminal father is being deported.

Pelosi: Trump already lagging behind Obama.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tore into President Trump Friday by arguing that his nascent administration has no accomplishments compared to his predecessor.  Pelosi noted Friday on the same day in 2009, former President Barack Obama had already signed into law his $800 billion economic stimulus bill.  "A jobs bill in the first four weeks passed and signed by the president today eight years ago," she said during the Families USA Health Action Conference in Washington.  "Imagine in four weeks what this president has done and here we are.  There's no jobs bill, there's no infrastructure bill."

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Nobody expects Trump to keep up with the pace of Obama's extravagant spending.  (What did the $800 billion stimulus bill accomplish, anyway?)  The Republicans aren't in any hurry to accomplish the Democrats' goals, and Ms. Pelosi should be delighted if he doesn't accomplish anything at all.  In any case, President Trump could get a lot more done if he didn't have to face constant resistance and friction from people like Nancy Pelosi.  Besides all that, the moment Mr. Trump completes any task, the Democrats will denounce it as harmful, hateful or un-American.  And let's face it — Obama got what he wanted right away because he was a sacred cow.  So yes, this will take a while.

Back to the Future with Nancy Pelosi.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has served in Congress a long time.  She has served long enough to oppose Republican presidents going back to Ronald Reagan.  In the modern era she has missed only Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, but she opposed them too!  Make no mistake about that.  She has served in Congress long enough to oppose both Presidents Bush, father and son, over a period of twelve years.  It therefore makes perfect sense that in a press conference yesterday she confused her current opposition to President Trump with her opposition to the Presidents Bush in ages past.

Useful Idiots No More.  "Tell him you are a Muslim, tell him you are a Muslim," Nancy Pelosi instructed Congressman Andre Carson at an anti-Trump rally on Monday, moments after she had just introduced him as a "Muslim member of Congress."  She apparently felt that the crowd hadn't sufficiently gotten the point.  Pelosi normally rattles on about the dangers of "religion in politics," but on Monday night [1/30/2017] she very much wanted religion in it — and not just any religion, but the most patriarchal of them.  To see feminists hawking Islam so feverishly is an amusing spectacle, especially since a day or so later Pelosi had recovered her fear of religion in the public square and creeping Christian patriarchy.

Pelosi loses in 2-1 vote upholding ban of embattled student artwork.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made a vigorous but ultimately futile argument on Friday to keep student artwork hanging near the Capitol that portrays police as pigs, noting other politically themed paintings remain on the wall.  The controversial painting was selected as part of a student art competition in Rep. William Lacy Clay's district.  The Missouri Democrat hung it in the Capitol, and Republicans immediately demanded that it should be taken down.  After the Architect of the Capitol agreed the painting should be removed, Pelosi appealed the decision to the House Office Building Commission.

Pelosi: Gorsuch 'Against Employees' Rights, Clean Air, Clean Water, Food Safety' — Even Autistic Children.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the star of a CNN town hall on Tuesday night, signaled her opposition to President Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, calling the nomination "a very hostile appointment."

Pelosi Hot Mic: 'Tell Them You're A Muslim'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was caught on a hot mic at a protest Monday night, cynically encouraging congressman Andre Carson of Indiana to remind the crowd he is a Muslim.  "Greetings from the great state of Indiana.  I'm Congressman Andre Carson!" Carson said during Monday's rally.  "Tell them you're a Muslim," Pelosi can be heard saying.  "Tell them you're a Muslim."  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi Caught on HOT MIC Promoting Muslims.  Muslim is the new "black," at least when it comes to minorities.  I warned of this confluence of race and religion in my book Sexy Brilliance and Other Political Lies.  I predicted that Muslims would learn the ways of black Leftists, then add the "secret sauce" of religion to ultimately get Leftists to allow Muslims to dominate America.  We know the radical Muslims have made this their strategy for quite some time.  They brag that they won't have to actually fight us with guns.  They won't even have to do what Muslims enjoy most, which is to cut off the heads of Infidels.  No, Muslims simply nuzzle up to Leftists and let the caliphate begin.

Mother Of Son Killed By Illegal to Pelosi:  Which One Of Your Children Is Expendable For An Illegal Life?  At a CNN townhall Tuesday night [1/31/2017], Nancy Pelosi was asked by a sobbing mother who lost her son to an illegal immigrant, who she said brutally tortured him before death, which one of her grandchildren she would give up to make room for an illegal.  "If you need to go home tonight and line up your babies as you say, and your grandbabies, which one of them could you look in their eyes today, and tell them that they're expendable for another foreign person to have an a nicer life?  Which one would you look to say, you, my child, are expendable for someone else to come over here and not follow the law and have a nicer life?" Laura Wilkerson, who said her son was "slaughtered" by an illegal immigrant, asked Pelosi.

Pelosi: Democrats Do 'the Lord's Work,' Republicans 'Dishonor God'.  In yet another example of moral narcissism and the liberal inability to understand conservative positions on faith, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared that her party, the Democratic Party, does the will of God while Republicans dishonor their Creator.  Of Republicans, the Democrat congresswoman from California declared, "They pray in church on Sunday and they prey on people the rest of the week.  And while we're doing the Lord's work, ministering to the needs of God's creation, they are ignoring those needs which is to dishonor the God who made them."

The Editor says...
It's always refreshing to listen to a rabidly pro-abortion socialist preaching about matters of faith.

HHS could issue blanket waivers to gut individual insurance mandate.  President Donald Trump's day-one move to begin eroding the Obamacare medical insurance law has been met with angry opposition from the House of Representatives' top Democrat.  Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who pushed the Affordable Care Act through Congress when she was Speaker of the House, called Trump's largely symbolic executive order a sign of 'cut and run' cowardice.  Trump inked a directive Friday [1/20/2017] ordering federal agencies to weaken Obamacare's authority by taking every opportunity possible to limit its cost to consumers.

Pelosi blames Bush for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former President George W. Bush and the Republicans on Friday [1/13/2017] for the more than $9 trillion that has been added to the national debt under President Obama's watch.  Pelosi argued that under Obama, the annual budget deficit, which contributes to the national debt, has been reduced dramatically, and said that without Obama's work, the national debt would be even higher.  She also mostly blamed Bush for not paying for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Nancy Pelosi and the Big Lie.  Every word Nancy Pelosi utters is a lie, all conjunctions and articles included.  President Bush submitted a budget for fiscal year 2009, which included a projected deficit of a way-too-high $407.4 billion.  However, the Congress, then under control of the Democrats, with Mrs Pelosi serving as the Speaker of the House, declined to pass President Bush's budget.  Rather, after the end of FY 2008 on September 30, 2008, Congress funded the federal government through the mechanisms of continuing resolutions, rather than normal budgeting and appropriations.

Pelosi blames Bush for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former President George W. Bush and the Republicans on Friday [1/13/2017] for the more than $9 trillion that has been added to the national debt under President Obama's watch.  Pelosi argued that under Obama, the annual budget deficit, which contributes to the national debt, has been reduced dramatically, and said that without Obama's work, the national debt would be even higher.  She also mostly blamed Bush for not paying for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Stop trying to undermine Trump legitimacy.  House Speaker Paul Ryan stood stone-faced behind House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as she addressed the new 115th Congress.  Before handing him the gavel, she tossed a Molotov cocktail at the GOP — saying our democracy cannot be "subverted by the dark operations of a foreign regime."  Pelosi was referring, of course, to reports that Russia had attempted to influence the American election in favor of Donald Trump, who it is believed is friendlier to the Russian regime.  Just days before U.S. intelligence agencies released findings to that effect, she was surfing a wave of stories like one in the New York Times that bore the headline "Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking."  This tapestry of vagueness has led to confusion about what exactly happened during the election.

Nancy Pelosi:  Obamacare Was 'Bipartisan' Legislation.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) now says the process of passing Obamacare in 2010 was "bipartisan," and that only "tweaks" were made to the healthcare law using the reconciliation budgetary process.  Pelosi's comments come as Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump begin the process of repealing President Barack Obama's signature legislation.  Obamacare passed in the House on March 21, 2010 with no Republican votes in favor of it and 34 Democrats voting against it.

The Democrats thrive on fear:
Pelosi on Ryan's Medicaid Plan:  People 'Won't Be Able to Go to Their Own Doctor'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday that House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) proposal to cut Medicaid spending over time to help balance the federal budget would prevent seniors from seeing the doctor of their choosing.  "And I might add with what they want to do to the Affordable Care Act and what they want to do in the Ryan budget to Medicaid — a trillion dollars over 10 years taken out of Medicaid," Pelosi said.  "Two thirds of that goes to long-term heath care to our seniors."  "They won't be able to go to their own doctor if you take this away," Pelosi said.

The faction that kept Nancy Pelosi in power.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last week survived a serious challenge to her role as the top House Democrat largely because the caucus has in recent years shrunk to a group of mostly liberal lawmakers.  The more concentrated caucus of liberals remained loyal to Pelosi, who, as the congresswoman representing San Francisco, is among the most left-leaning lawmakers in Congress and championed President Obama's liberal agenda during the two years when Congress and the White House were in Democratic hands, from 2009-11.

Laughing At Liberals As They Lose Their Minds.  The liberals are truly going nuts, and it's beautiful.  They recently resurrected Nancy Pelosi for another glorious term winnowing away the House Democrat caucus.  Pretty soon it's just going to be her and some guy representing Berkeley who they recruited while he was shouting "Workers of the world unite!" at bored coeds on Telegraph Avenue.  You know, if you want to reach out to the kind of hard-working, salt-of-the-earth, normal Americans who voted for the black guy then allegedly refused to vote for the woman because they are racist, you totally want an ancient, rich, snooty, San Francisco leftist and Botox after-picture like the Nanster.

Pelosi: 'I Don't Think That People Want a New Direction'.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), just elected to an eighth term as House Democratic leader despite the defection of 63 fellow Democrats, was asked on Sunday what she tells Democrats who want a new direction.  "Well, I don't think that people want a new direction.  Our values unify us," Pelosi told CBS's "Face the Nation."

Dancing with insanity.  One-hundred and thirty-four House Democrats collectively lost their minds last week.  That is how many of Nancy Pelosi's colleagues it took to vote her back into power despite having lost her third consecutive chance at winning back the majority from the Republicans.  Her win over Youngstown Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan for Minority Leader proved two-thirds of those House Democrats have more interest in someone who is a deep-pocket fundraiser than someone who perhaps could have made the party more competitive in swing districts or more cohesive in their message to the voters.

Pelosi holds onto leadership.  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trump's unlikely ascension to the White House.  Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryan's 63 — winning 68 percent of the votes after declaring before the election that she had the support of two-thirds of the caucus.

Pelosi's firebreathing comments on Tim Ryan.  Over at the Huffington Post, Jennifer Bendery interviewed Nancy Pelosi about Tim Ryan's challenge for her leadership post.  In case you were thinking it's a friendly contest, Pelosi wasted no time pulling out the flamethrower.  Pelosi called Ryan's charges that she's trying to increase her own power within the caucus "almost pathetic."  She also objected in strenuous terms to the idea that she is out of touch with the sort of white working-class Democrats who just re-elected Ryan but also voted in large numbers for Donald Trump.

Dems Have a Pelosi Problem.  Barring some last-minute surge of support for Ohio congressman Tim Ryan, House Democrats appear set to once again elect Nancy Pelosi as their leader this week.  Considering the catastrophic collapse of the House Democratic caucus over the last six years, it seems fair to ask:  Why?  Just how much worse could they do with Ryan running the show?  Even if Pelosi isn't single-handedly to blame for the failures that have happened on her watch, it's hard to see how she could lead her troops back into the majority.

It's time for Democrats to give Nancy Pelosi her walking papers.  Lots of questions are being asked by chastened Democrats in the wake of Donald Trump's victory.  Here's one they're not asking enough, however:  Why does Nancy Pelosi still have a job?  After her pathetic nearly 14-year tenure as the most powerful Democrat in Congress, she's poised to continue as House minority leader.  It's a travesty.  President Obama has overseen the Democrats' biggest loss of House, Senate, gubernatorial and local seats in nearly 100 years.  Yet Pelosi can't be held blameless:  Since she became speaker in 2007, Democrats are down 45 House seats.

Pelosi moves to intimidate Democratic rivals as she tries to cling to power.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi formally announced Wednesday she is running to retain her spot as House minority leader and sent a warning shot to potential rivals by informing her colleagues that she has already locked up "the support of more than two-thirds" of the Democratic caucus.  Mrs. Pelosi has led the caucus since 2003, but the results of the election last week convinced the caucus to delay a scheduled vote this week on leadership posts until Nov. 30, with members saying they want more time to digest the shellacking the party took.  Democrats have lost 63 House seats during her tenure atop the Democratic party alongside President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

Pelosi's Future Uncertain as Dems Weigh Options.  Faced with the unexpected task of rebuilding their party under a Donald Trump presidency, Democrats are deliberating whether their path forward includes Nancy Pelosi at the helm of the House caucus.  Under significant pressure from frustrated rank-and-file members, Minority Leader Pelosi postponed leadership elections until after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Nancy Pelosi's Congressional District Has Taken In Zero Syrian Refugees.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been a vocal backer of President Obama's (ultimately successful) plan to import a minimum of 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the fiscal year, at one point accusing Republicans of "slamming the door on mothers and children."  But with just days remaining in the 2016 Fiscal Year, Pelosi's own district has yet to resettle a single Syrian refugee.

The Clinton campaign's plea for Republican mercy.  Nancy Pelosi, trying to choke back panic as the presidential race tightens and concern grows over Hillary Clinton's obviously fragile health, has appealed to Paul Ryan's sense of gallantry.  The little lady needs a little help.  She begs him not to "let" his party use anything damaging to the Democrats that turns up in emails hacked from Democratic email servers.  And no talk about Hillary's health either.  "Defending our democracy," she said in a letter to the speaker this week, "is more important than any advantage or disadvantage in this election."  The only thing more important than "the sanctity of our democratic process" are the election prospects of her party.

Relax, Nancy Pelosi says no need to worry if Hillary potentially let slip a few state secrets.  Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi said during an interview on CBS's "This Morning" on Monday [9/5/2016] that voters should not be bothered that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, America's top foreign diplomat at the time, didn't know the letter "C" in her emails marked confidential information.  "I think they shouldn't be that concerned," the San Francisco Democrat said.  So what if a state secret slipped out here or there, there's plenty more where they came from... besides, Clinton was much too busy to get mired down in details.

Pelosi: Clinton emails [are just] a technicality.  Nancy Pelosi dismissed Hillary Clinton's growing email scandal as a series of "technicalities" Monday [9/5/2016], brushing aside FBI and congressional investigations.  The House minority leader said voters shouldn't get "bogged down in some technicalities" and added, "it's really much ado about nothing, but too much ado."  Pelosi, on CBS' "This Morning," had been asked about an FBI report released last week, in which Clinton repeatedly said she couldn't recall key details and events related to classified information procedures.

Nancy Pelosi Memo:  Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Created Islamic State.  An internal Democratic Party memo allegedly hacked from Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)'s personal computer and posted by purported hacker Guccifer 2.0 seems to agree with Donald Trump's sentiments that the policies of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama helped to create the Islamic State.  "In short:  Our invasion created the atmosphere for a Jordanian to start a Muslim sectarian war, which ultimately created ISIS," states an October 2, 2014 memo from Mike Ryan, policy director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Pelosi Docs Show Dems Trying Hard To Cast Benghazi As A 'Conspiracy Theory'.  New documents released from Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's computer by purported hacker Guccifer 2.0, reveal democratic talking points to counter Republican Benghazi attacks.  The document casts the controversy surrounding Benghazi as "Legitimate outrage over the deaths of American diplomats mixed with partisanship."  The document also admits that then Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice "gave incorrect information on television" in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

Margaret Sanger Award Recipient Nancy Pelosi on Zika: 'This is About Babies'.  At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday [8/11/2016], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the Zika virus threat is "all about babies."  "The Zika in the Southern part of our country is in our country, and because it hasn't hit home in [a Republican's] district, doesn't mean that it isn't hitting home for the American people," Pelosi said.  "You know how I am about babies and this is about babies.  I just can't understand it."  As previously reported, in 2014, Pelosi was the recipient of Planned Parenthood Federation of America's annual award named for Margaret Sanger, a documented eugenicist who founded what is now the nation's largest abortion provider.

Welfare is the new work.  The welfare/entitlement state of mind has spiraled out of control in America.  No one is lifting a finger of opposition.  The cost of welfare is now well over $1 trillion a year.  Food stamps are so ubiquitous that they have replaced dollars as the new standard currency in many inner cities in America.  Even in affluent areas with upscale grocery stores, food stamp recipients fill their carts with everything from cakes to lobster.  Liberals love welfare.  It was only a few years ago that Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi opined that putting more people on food stamps and unemployment insurance is one of the "best ways to stimulate the economy."  Which is more astonishing?  That she believes this lunacy or that she would be dumb enough to say it out loud.

Pelosi says Clinton struggles with white male vote because of 'guns, gays and God'.  Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton among white men because guns, gays, and God, according to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  "I think that, so many times, white — non-college-educated white males have voted Republican.  They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G's, God being the woman's right to choose," Pelosi told PBS's Judy Woodruff in an interview Wednesday [7/27/2016].  But, Pelosi contended, that's changing because of Clinton's "economic agenda to create jobs, good-paying jobs, increasing paychecks."  The opposition from white males "is softening," she argued.

Nancy Pelosi:  Hillary Clinton Struggles With White Men Because Of "Guns, Gays, And God".  In an interview with PBS's Judy Woodruff, Rep. Nancy Pelosi says that the "the G's" are leading uneducated white men to vote for Donald Trump:  "Guns, Gays, and God"

Nancy Pelosi blows off traffic laws — to shop at shoe store!  [Scroll down]  "A large perfectly polished and gleaming black SUV is attempting a left turn from Hunt onto southbound Main (not easy).  Suddenly blue/red lights are flashing from the windshield area of the SUV (like you would see in an official fire/police vehicle)," he continued.  "I said to my friends, I've never seen that before on a 'regular' vehicle and I'd think that's illegal and dangerous.  They agreed."  That's when the large black SUV jolted across two lanes of traffic, lights flashing, to park in front of a fire hydrant at the high end shoe boutique Footcandy.  "A St. Helena police car happens to be going northbound and pulls into the center lane and the officer starts shaking his arm and hollering at the driver of the SUV.  While this goes on a man exits the SUV assisting a woman from the vehicle.  She dashes off to Footcandy while he waits by the SUV in the red zone," Smith explained.  The police officer then drove off without confronting the driver, he wrote.

Nancy Pelosi Thanks Press for Creating 'Echo Chamber' on Gun Control.  During a press briefing on Thursday [6/23/2016], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi openly thanked people in the news media for creating an "echo chamber" that provided extensive coverage of the Democrats' "sit-in" seeking legislation to promote stricter gun control even though the Senate didn't approve a similar measure.  "Thank you all," the California Democrat said.  "I never saw the gallery so full," she stated before noting that her staff "gave me six pages today.  Six small-print, full pages listing of newspapers around the country where the sit-in was on the front page.  I thank you for that.  Thank you all."

Nancy Pelosi:  Federal government, not Steve Jobs, 'invented' iPhone.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told an audience in Washington, D.C., on Thursday [6/9/2016] that Apple's iconic iPhone was "invented" by the federal government instead of entrepreneur Steve Jobs.  "Anybody here have a smartphone?" the California Democrat asked attendees at a hearing on the Democratic National Convention platform.  "In this smartphone, almost everything came from federal investments in research. [...] They say Steve Jobs did a good idea designing it and putting it together.  Federal research invented it."  Mrs. Pelosi implied that GPS technology, special alloys and other government-funded research projects were enough to deem the federal government the inventor of the iPhone.

All Your Technology Are Belong To Us.  Nancy Pelosi joins the ranks of Al Gore, who invented the Internet, Elizabeth "'there-is-nobody-in-this-country-who-got-rich-on-their-own" Warren and Barry "you-didn't-build-that-yourself" Obama.  She is now officially one of the illuminati who knows for sure that only the Government invents stuff (thanks to your individual involuntary contributions to the Federal Treasury).  See this iPhone?  "Federal research invented it."

The Editor says...
For those of you who attended public schools, allow me to point out that research is not the same as invention.

Pelosi to Media:  Follow Late Night Comedians in Taking Down Donald Trump, GOP.  Speaking to reporters on Wednesday [5/11/2016], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi instructed them to follow the lead of late night comedians (in the mold of The Daily Show or The Nightly Show) to take down Donald Trump and the Republicans to the point that she offered to "encourage" them to broadcast such exposes as the general election intensifies.  Pelosi led into the suggestion for her like-minded media members by lamenting that she and her fellow House Democrats would not be able to showcase "a side-by-side and some of the egregious remarks" made by Donald Trump and allies due to House rules deeming such an exercise illegal.

Pelosi's Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion.  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show.  SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt.  But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities.  Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind "further bolstered the reputation of the company," wrote one market-watcher at the time.  "Perhaps unsurprisingly, SunEdison's stock soared an astounding 29% on news of this acquisition alone."

Nancy Pelosi Quotes Mohammad at National Prayer Breakfast.  At the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. this morning [2/4/2016], House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) quoted Mohammad, the author of Islam's Koran, before she read from the gospel of John.  "We know that this message, this command of love, is not confined to New Testament," she said.  "The same message stands at the center of the Tora and the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad too."  Pelosi quoted Mohammad's teaching that, "None of you has faith until he loves for his brother or his neighbor what he loves for himself."

The Editor says...
It is remarkable that Ms. Pelosi, one of the most rabid supporters of abortion at any stage of pregnancy, has the audacity and the temerity to quote from the Bible as if she were familiar with its contents.

Pelosi on Tea Party: 'Maybe Anarchy Would Be Better for You'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the House Freedom Caucus, consisting of Tea Party-backed lawmakers, is harmful to Congress as an institution, suggesting that anarchy might work better for them.  Pelosi said she is "hopeful" and "optimistic" about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) serving as speaker of the House.  Pelosi addressed some conservatives who object to the new budget deal supported by retiring House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and welcomed by Democrats.

Nancy Pelosi, Expert Catholic.  Yesterday [10/1/2015], Nancy Pelosi held a press conference, where she touted her commitment to "women's health," and her participation in a movement to ensure Federal funding continued for Planned Parenthood.  Although she held the conference open for questions from the media, she clearly did not believe anyone would actually ask any, and was, apparently, quite taken by surprise when a journalist asked her whether a fetus with a beating heart and functioning liver, like the ones referred to in the Center for Medical Progress videos as being perfect to harvest for body parts, was human.

Pelosi: I haven't seen Planned Parenthood videos, but they're doctored.  House Minority Leader Nanci Pelosi, D-Calif., questioned the truthfulness of the undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood employees discussing the harvesting and sale of fetal organs, while admitting that she has not watched the videos. [...] "I also know that some of it is not real and you can create any reality that you want," she said, while admitting that she has not seen the videos, and has only read news reports about them.

Nancy Pelosi stands atop her Margaret Sanger Award and proudly proclaims 'we all support the sanctity of life'.  In yesterday's speech to Congress, Pope Francis said the "Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development." [...] Margaret Sanger Award-winning Planned Parenthood cheerleader Nancy Pelosi totally agrees with the pope on the sanctity of life at every stage of its development, except when she doesn't.

Pelosi blasts GOP plans for panel to probe Planned Parenthood.  Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is bashing House Republicans' plans to create a select committee focused on investigating Planned Parenthood after the release of controversial videos about the group's handling of fetal tissue.  "The Speaker's resignation has not yet broken Republicans' fevered obsession with shutting down government at the expense of women's health," she said in a statement Saturday, noting Friday's news that Speaker John Boehner will depart after October.

The Editor says...
Planned Parenthood faces numerous credible allegations that the organs and limbs of aborted babies from their affiliated clinics were sold to the highest bidder.  This has no logical connection to "women's health."

Pelosi Celebrates Iran Nuke Deal: 'This Is Historic. This Is Grand.'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) expressed tremendous enthusiasm and optimism at her press briefing today about the nuclear deal that the Obama administration and five other governments has negotiated with the Iranian regime of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei.  Pelosi called the deal "historic," "grand," and "visionary."  The Congress is currently considering the deal in an unusual procedure that does not handle the international agreement as a treaty but as an agreement between the president and a foreign government.

Why Progressives Are Wrong to Revere Margaret Sanger.  Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church.  She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame.  Liberals revere this woman who preached "race improvement" and denounced what she called "human weeds".  Hillary Clinton glows that she is "in awe of" Sanger.  She said so in 2009 upon receiving Planned Parenthood's "highest honor" that year:  its coveted Margaret Sanger Award.  Likewise effusive was Nancy Pelosi when she proudly accepted the award in 2014.

Pelosi blames feds for sanctuary city killing.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put the blame for the release of an illegal immigrant implicated in the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle on federal agencies and bad communication Wednesday, rather than on San Francisco's sanctuary policy.  In a letter, Mrs. Pelosi and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a fellow California Democrat and a leader on immigration, said the federal Bureau of Prisons' release of the illegal immigrant to San Francisco was the foul up — not the city's subsequent release.

Did someone mention sanctuary cities?

What Won't They Ban?  Totalitarians want complete fealty.  Take Nancy Pelosi who uses morality like a weapon and wants to remove the Mississippi state flag.  On Thursday [7/9/2015], Nancy Pelosi forced a vote on legislation banning the Confederate flag image (which is actually the battle flag) from the Capitol.  The House referred it to committee where it will be discussed to death hopefully.  Her resolution would have forced the Mississippi state flag, which includes an image of the Confederate flag, from the House side of the Capitol.  The woman who has no problem with abortion until the moment of birth exclaimed, "This is about our morals.  About who we are as Americans."

Dying on the Sidewalk of Nancy Pelosi's Sanctuary City.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) once said that regardless of legal status, "north and south in this hemisphere... we are all Americans."  Based on that absurd statement, it stands to reason that Nancy Pelosi would be the Grand Diva of the sanctuary city that gave 45-year-old illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez asylum from deportation.  In the past, Pelosi also warned America that if Republicans stopped ObamaCare funding for abortion 'women would die on the floor.'  Thus far, not one woman has "died on the floor" because of Republican policy.  However, what has happened is that in Pelosi's very own Democrat-controlled sanctuary city, on a warm summer evening, a young woman perished on the sidewalk after being shot by an undocumented alien who found refuge under the wings of Nancy Pelosi-approved lax immigration policy.

Obama, Pelosi mend fences at fundraiser hosted by billionaire activist Tom Steyer.  There's nothing like a big-money fundraiser for House Democrats to bring President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi closer together.  Mr. Obama and Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, made a show of mending fences Friday night [6/19/2015] at a fundraiser at the home of billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer overlooking the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco.  Friday was their first meeting since Mrs. Pelosi turned against the president last week by leading the opposition that temporarily derailed crucial trade legislation Mr. Obama is seeking.  Despite those tensions, Mr. Obama told more than 50 wealthy Democratic donors, who paid up to $33,400 each to help Democrats win in 2016, that Mrs. Pelosi has been instrumental to his achievements in office.

Nancy Pelosi Peers Into Her Cracked ObamaCare Crystal Ball Again.  Nancy Pelosi says Republicans will "rue the day" if the Supreme Court guts ObamaCare's subsidy scheme.  Given her track record on ObamaCare predictions, that should come as welcome news to the GOP.

Pelosi: What Is the Job of Police, 'to Fight a Guerrilla War'?  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) questioned whether it's the job of law enforcement to conduct "guerrilla warfare" on city streets, before quickly correcting her word choice.

Three Pinocchios:
Pelosi's perplexing claim that House bill would 'cut' VA medical care funds.  The House passed its first appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016, largely voting along party lines on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill.  House Democrats, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald and some veterans groups opposed the bill, saying it inadequately pays for veterans' medical needs and construction projects that could help expand their access to care.  The White House has threatened to veto the measure.  Prior to the House vote, Pelosi said the bill would "cut" $1.4 billion below the president's budget.  She said it "cuts" $690 million of it from veterans' medical care, the equivalent of 70,000 fewer veterans receiving medical care through VA in one year.  Are her statements accurate?

Pelosi: Obamacare, Equal Pay, Amnesty Promote 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Speaking at the Department of Labor to mark National Equal Pay Day, Representative Pelosi said, "The strength of America" is "families, and that means empowering moms and dads.  It means what we did with the Affordable Care Act."  "Our founders," she continued, "they said life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Imagine, they put that in a founding document:  life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  So, all of this with health care and all the related issues, equal pay, all of that, give people a life, a healthier life to pursue their happiness."

The 5 Most Profound Political Quotes Of The Last 5 Years.  [#5] "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it."  Nancy Pelosi's shameful utterance about Obamacare has become the standard in America over the last few years.  Enormous bills are put together in secret; the public is deliberately misled about what the legislation does; politicians don't even bother to read what they're voting on and then it takes years for the courts to finish ruling on what the hundreds of pages of tortured legalisms actually mean.  That's no way to run a country and it's no wonder that both politicians and the law itself are increasingly held in contempt if that's the best we can do.

Pelosi: My trip to Syria was nothing like the GOP's Iran letter.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pushing back hard against conservative claims that the recent Republican letter to Iranian leaders, which has infuriated the White House amid delicate nuclear talks, is akin to her 2007 visit to Syria against the wishes of the Bush administration.  The office of the House minority leader issued a scathing statement Wednesday night [3/11/2015] saying her meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad was part of a bipartisan effort — conducted through the Bush administration — to encourage peace in the region, and accusing Republicans of launching a "desperate" defense of their Iran letter to mask criticisms coming from both sides of the aisle.

Nancy Pelosi Throws Temper Tantrum.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made her lack of enthusiasm for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech apparent throughout the remarks, applauding half-heartedly and then quickly exiting the chamber after the speech, before Netanyahu did.

Pelosi Exits Chamber Before Netanyahu.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made her lack of enthusiasm for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech apparent throughout the remarks, applauding half-heartedly and then quickly exiting the chamber after the speech, before Netanyahu did.

Pelosi 'near tears' at Bibi 'insult'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday [3/3/2015], saying the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress was an "insult" to the country.

Nancy Pelosi Complains about How Difficult It Is to Be a Member of Congress.  During a recent press event regarding the battle over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill, Nancy Pelosi attempted to address how difficult it was for people — even members of Congress — to go without timely paychecks.  The California representative, who is worth $29.01 million herself, said: [...]

Pelosi and other Democrats meet with Cuban officials in Havana.  U.S. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who is heading an official delegation of Democratic representatives visiting Havana, met with Cuba's National Assembly vice president Ana María Mari Machado and other Cuban deputies, in the first dialogue between members of congress and parliament, since diplomatic relations were restored on Dec. 17.  "During the meeting, we exchanged views about the actions taken by President Obama and President Raúl Castro," Pelosi said in a statement issued Thursday [2/19/2015].  "We agreed to continue our interparliamentary dialogue on areas of agreement and disagreement."

Pelosi: For Valentine's Day 'Take Your Loved One to Sign up for the Affordable Care Act'.  During her weekly briefing, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reminded everyone Valentine's Day was coming up and to "take your loved one and sign up for the Affordable Care Act"

Nancy Pelosi: Democrats are fighting for Obama, not illegal immigrants.  Senate Democrats' filibuster of a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would block deportation amnesty is not about the immigration issue but about respecting President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday [2/12/2015].  "This is not a question of protecting illegal people in our country, it's a question of respecting the authority of the president of the United States," Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, told reporters at her weekly press conference at the Capitol.

Nancy Pelosi promises big government will deliver big paychecks for middle class.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that there is a direct connection between increased federal spending and bigger paychecks for American workers, as she justifies the big-government agenda at the heart of President Obama's budget.  "It's about bigger paychecks," Mrs. Pelosi said at a forum hosted by the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank in Washington.

Whistleblower: Pelosi Covered Up Role In Crisis.  We've long suspected the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission wasn't honest in examining events before the meltdown.  But an ex-commissioner says the probe was actually a full-blown political cover-up.  In a just-released book, former FCIC member Peter Wallison says that a Democratic Congress worked with the commission's Democratic chairman to whitewash the government's central role in the mortgage debacle.  The conspiracy helped protect some of the Democrats' biggest stars from scrutiny and accountability while helping justify the biggest government takeover of the financial sector since the New Deal.

Pelosi Won't Say if Unborn Baby at 20 Weeks is a 'Human Being'. asked: "Is an unborn child 20 weeks into pregnancy a human being?"  Pelosi responded:  "You know what, what we're talking about on the floor of the House is something that says politicians should determine what effects the health of a woman, her life, her health, and the rest.  I don't think it's up to politicians to do that.  And that's why we are very overwhelmingly opposing what is going on on the floor of the House."

Pelosi: Obama's Paris No-Show OK Because 'What Happened Had a Spontaneity to It'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) excused President Obama's absence from a Paris march on Sunday because last Wednesday's terrorist attack there was a "spontaneous" event.  At a news conference with her caucus' new policy and communications committee today, Pelosi elaborated a bit on Obama's meeting with "a chunk of" House and Senate Democratic and Republican leadership. [...] Pelosi said there was no discussion about Obama's no-show among nearly 50 world leaders who linked arms in Paris in a show of solidarity against terrorism.  "That didn't come up at the meeting," she said.

Hey GQ, can't find any crazy Democrats? Here are 16.  [For example,] House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:  After Republican Rep. Tom Marino gave a speech mentioning that Pelosi had done nothing on immigration reform when she ruled the House, an enraged Pelosi chased him down two aisles gesturing wildly and hurling imprecations until a group of fellow lawmakers intervened.  Said "Democrats are not fear mongers but "Civilization as we know it would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate."

Pelosi: Schumer's ObamaCare remarks 'beyond comprehension'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says fellow Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer's (N.Y.) recent comments on ObamaCare are "beyond comprehension."  Schumer caused a stir last month when he said Democrats "blew the opportunity the American people gave them" in 2008 by focusing on healthcare out of the gate instead of on measures to boost the middle class.

Panic play: Pelosi tries to stoke fear of 'another Republican shutdown'.  Democratic leaders in Congress used an upbeat jobs report Friday [12/5/2014] to spread fear about a possible government shutdown next week, pressuring Republicans make concessions in upcoming spending bills.

The beginning of the end for Nancy Pelosi?  Pelosi has worked the new system ably.
  •   She has raised $400 million for her fellow Democrats.  She supported campaign chairman Rahm Emanuel's recruitment of moderates who matched their districts, which gave Democrats a House majority in 2006.
  •   She saw to the ouster in 2008 of Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell, the longest-serving House member ever, in favor of her fellow Californian, Henry Waxman.
  •   She rallied House majorities for the stimulus package in February 2009 and for cap-and-trade (a favorite of Bay Area environmentalists) in June 2009.  She pushed through ObamaCare in March 2010.

Surprise: Pelosi Most Unpopular Member of Congress.  Just when you thought no one could possibly be worse than Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), you remember there is always Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  Fifty-eight percent of likely U.S. voters have an unfavorable opinion of Pelosi, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll.  What's more, a whopping 41 percent have a "very unfavorable" view of the Maryland native.

The Democrats' war on women:
Dem anger flares over pregnant lawmaker.  A meeting of House Democrats flared up on Tuesday [11/18/2014] over the increasingly thorny issue of whether a pregnant member should be allowed to vote from afar in the party's leadership elections this week.  Democratic leaders, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), have denied a request from Rep. Tammy Duckworth (Ill.), who lost both of her legs in the Iraq War, to waive the Democratic rule barring proxy votes.  Duckworth, 46, is in the last stages of a pregnancy and her doctor won't allow her to travel back to Washington to vote in person.

Nancy Pelosi Defends Blocking Pregnant Lawmaker From Proxy Vote.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended a caucus decision not to allow pregnant Rep. Tammy Duckworth vote by proxy from her home in Illinois in this week's closed-door leadership votes.  The decision has raised eyebrows and drawn criticism from conservative pundits, especially since Democrats are such strong supporters of issues like paid family leave.

Democrats lash out at Nancy Pelosi.  The list of grievances — from the election losses, to routine procedures erupting into nasty fights — has shaken the confidence many Democrats hold in their leader.  So while Pelosi was reelected unanimously by voice vote to the top House Democratic post on Tuesday [11/18/2014] during a closed-door party meeting — with no audible disagreement, according to a source in the room — the incoming minority leader is about to be in the worst position with her caucus since the end of their short-lived majority in 2010.

Confused Elderly Woman Unsure About Which Party Won Election.  Nancy Pelosi thinks the Democrats actually won.  When asked about her vow to win 25 seats back from the Republicans, the elderly lady who has her good moments and her bad moments becomes confused and confuses "winning 25 seats back" with "winning half of the 25 seats in play," almost all of which were Democratic seats.

Politico reports that Democrat Leaders are Lashing Out at "Stretch" Pelosi.  And it seems so disconcerting for Democrat to have lost faith in a pathetic old leftist whose signature achievement is warbling "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it" like Katherine Hepburn.

Democrats lash out at Pelosi.  The list of grievances — from the election losses, to routine procedures erupting into nasty fights — has shaken the confidence many Democrats hold in their leader.  So while Pelosi will be unchallenged for the top House Democratic post on Tuesday during a closed-door party meeting, the incoming minority leader is about to be in the worst position with her caucus since the end of their short-lived majority in 2010.

Smug Filled Rooms.  [Scroll down]  You see, Gruber's arrogance revealed that the scheme was not only contrary to the clear language of the statute, but as well to the intent of its authors.  He has gravely undercut the administration's argument to look beyond the language to sustain their expansion of it.  While countless Democrats — including especially Nancy Pelosi  — who credited and relied on Gruber's work now act as if they never heard of him, they can't so easily dispose of him and his role in the creation of Obamacare .

Gruber Who?  Jonathan Gruber? "I don't know who he is," Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday.  To jog the former speaker's memory:  Jonathan Gruber is, of course, the MIT economist widely hailed for his work as the "architect" of Obamacare.  His sudden demotion comes after video surfaced over the weekend of a 2013 interview with Gruber at the University of Pennsylvania, where he told listeners that a "lack of transparency" was crucial to passing Obamacare through Congress in 2010, given the "stupidity of the American voter."  Three more videos have followed, all showing Gruber making substantially similar remarks.

Nancy Pelosi Walks into the #Grubergate Buzzsaw.  Pelosi might as well have waved a red flag in front of a target as a starting gun went off.  Gruber "wasn't writing" the health care bill?  No one said he was, only that he helped walk Democrats through the crafting of the various bills that became the Affordable Care Act.  It only made sense; Gruber, an MIT professor, had played a similar role in Massachusetts four years earlier.  As speaker of the House, Pelosi herself had promoted Gruber's analyses of the ACA, much as Democrats promoted the work of economist Mark Zandi to prove that their policies had conservative credibility.

The Strategic Failure of Barack Obama.  "A gaffe," Michael Kinsley once said, "is when a politician tells the truth."  Unfortunately for the Obama administration, Jonathan Gruber, an economist hired to design Obamacare, was fecklessly candid about how the Obama administration misrepresented their flagship program to the rubes.  Nancy Pelosi quickly stepped in to show him how pros do it by denying she ever met Gruber, though the Washington Post produced transcripts of the former speaker copiously buttressing her arguments with references to Gruber

Nancy Pelosi says she doesn't know who Jonathan Gruber is. She touted his work in 2009.  [Scroll down]  Pelosi clearly wants to distance herself and Obamacare from Gruber, given Gruber's controversial comments about "the stupidity of the American voter," and Democrats are going to argue that Gruber wasn't instrumental in the bill.  But, as an architect of the Massachusetts health-care law and a consultant to the White House on Obamacare, he's been regularly cited by Democrats as an authority on this issue — including, apparently, by Pelosi.

Despite Dem claims, trash-talking Gruber was well-paid adviser for ObamaCare and more.  After a string of videos have emerged showing [Jonathan] Gruber gloating about how the law's authors exploited Americans' "stupidity," the White House has distanced itself.  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi even claimed:  "I don't know who he is.  He didn't help write our bill."  But while Jonathan Gruber might not have been a familiar name until this week for many, Pelosi and the rest of the lawmakers who pushed the law certainly knew who he was in 2009 and 2010.  A look at the record shows he was in fact paid to advise the Department of Health and Human Services.

Harry Reid Praised Gruber On The Senate Floor.  Democratic Senate Minority Leader-elect Harry Reid called Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber "one of the most respected economists in the world" on the Senate floor during the 2009 push to pass Obamacare. [...] House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi falsely claimed that she did not know who Gruber was, despite having cited him by name multiple times.

Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go.  In politics, there's nothing harder than realizing that it's time to go.  People who have made their careers as Beltway politicians start to think they've become indispensable to Washington, when in fact it's Washington that has become indispensable to them.  And so they can't or won't recognize when the moment has come to move on to other things.  For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived.  With the Democrats' midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses.

Pelosi vows to stay on as leader.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked her fellow Democrats to keep her on as their leader in the new Congress next year, saying she still has unfinished goals she wants to accomplish.  She said the chief message she took from Tuesday's election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is that voter suppression was a problem.

Nancy Pelosi raises over $100 million.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has raised over $100 million for Democrats during this election cycle, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Monday [11/3/2014].  The California Democrat raised $101.3 million for her party, including $65.2 million raised directly for the DCCC — the campaign party arm for House Democrats.

Government Gold-Plating.  Just consider the following: the Speaker of the House currently receives an annual salary of $223,500, and will receive a payment of roughly that amount, depending on the years of service, for life.  An annual payment of this magnitude amounts to about five times the average annual wage in the United States.  But that's not all.  For those who have had different positions in Congress, their retirements can be augmented.  For example, Nancy Pelosi will not receive $223,500 for life, but roughly double that.  Why?  Because she is a member of Congress, currently the House of Representatives' Minority Leader, and a retired Speaker of the House.  For purposes of computing retirement pay, Congress adds and accumulates.  They do not net.

Nancy Pelosi Chides Reporter For Using Term 'Illegal Aliens'.  Reacting to a question from a reporter about whether President Obama's planned executive actions should also deal with Iraqis living illegally in the United States, Pelosi corrected the reporter who used the term "illegal aliens."  "Are you referring to undocumented people who are in the United States?" Pelosi questioned.  "Illegal aliens, yes ma'am," the reporter responded.  "Undocumented people, OK," Pelosi said again.

Beware of False Tears in the Democratic Crying Towel.  I like to think Nancy Pelosi was just joking when she said on Jon Stewart's Daily Show that if Republicans won control of the Senate, it would be "the end of civilization as we know it."  But the power-grabbing progressive from San Francisco is hardly imbued with a subtle, sarcastic wit.  So no doubt she meant every word she crooned to the partisan Stewart audience, as she had a few years earlier when urging her charges in the House to pass the Affordable Health Care bill in order to know what was in it.

Pelosi is furious: 'We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats don't bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law.

Pelosi's panic fire: GOP Senate would end 'civilization as we know it'.  House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told "Real Time" host Bill Maher that Democrats are not "fear-mongers" but in the same breath said civilization is doomed if Republicans manage to take control of the Senate in November.  "It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate," the California Democrat told Mr. Maher on his show Friday night [9/12/2014], which aired live from Washington.  "Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate."

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 [9/12/2014].

Why Republicans Should Never Play Nice with Democrats.  On Friday [9/12/2014], Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that Democrats had to retain control of the Senate.  Why?  Because "civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate."  She then claimed that Democrats were not "fear-mongers," but instead "messengers of hope."  TV host Bill Maher listened to this with a straight face.

The End of Civil Rhetoric.  Pelosi's intent in this case, as it often seems to be, is to demonize her political opponents as enemies of civilization.  In other instances she has characterized Republicans as bigots who hate women, gays, immigrants, children, and old people. [...] When one of the highest ranking members of the Democratic Party is willing to compare her political opponents to wife beaters, and another is unwilling to distinguish them from murderous enemies who behead our own citizens, how much more shocking can the rhetoric get?  Where else can we possibly go?

Nancy Pelosi the money juggernaut.  Nancy Pelosi is almost single-handedly keeping House Democrats afloat.  She has raised $80 million for her party this cycle and more than $400 million during her dozen years as party leader.

Pelosi's home city exempted from water restrictions imposed on rural farmers.  [Scroll down]  Craig Manson, who heads the Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy and Reliability (CESAR) in Fresno, said the lawsuit is aimed at addressing the "double standard" that forces farmers to give up water in the name of species conservation — without requiring Bay Area residents to do the same.  Mr. Manson wants the National Park Service to press the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to end the special exemption from the Endangered Species Act (ESA), but "the Park Service just won't do it."  Why not?  Jeffrey Olson, National Park Service spokesman, said the agency cannot comment on ongoing litigation, but critics point out that San Joaquin Valley farmers have nowhere near the political clout of San Francisco's political leadership, which includes Mrs. Pelosi and a good chunk of the state's dominant liberal power structure.

The Rise of Progressive Oligarchy.  In what might have appeared to be a minor political event a few weeks back, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) "insignificant" and "inconsequential" in a debate on the House floor.  Why would the former House Speaker insult a colleague in such a manner?  She didn't count her way to this assessment; Democrats do not hold a majority of the House.  Nor did she reason her way to this position, as there was nothing in Rep. Marino's argument on the immigration issue that raised empirical red flags. [...] But what if Pelosi was simply saying what she believed to be true and acknowledging what ruling class Americans think about their non-ruling class counterparts?

Pelosi Subsidies Benefit Husband's Investment in Dem Mega-Donor's Company.  The top Democrat in the House of Representatives steered more than a billion dollars in subsidies to a light rail project that benefitted a company run by a high-dollar Democratic donor and in which her husband is a major investor.

Nancy Pelosi Spearheads $1B Project Aiding Left-wing Mega Donor Tom Steyer; Networks Ignore.  A new report suggested that liberal billionaire Tom Steyer's hedge fund profited from a $1 billion San Francisco light rail project pushed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.  Steyer was also a big supporter of Pelosi.  Despite being quick to criticize conservative political donors, the morning and evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC have all ignored the allegation since the Washington Free Beacon broke the story Aug. 12.

Is Nancy Pelosi About to Break Campaign Fundraising Law?  According to Politico, Nancy Pelosi is holding a meeting in Napa Valley with a number of distressed Democrats.  Heavyweights like Google's Eric Schmidt are also on hand, along with billionaire leftist Tom Steyer.  If they were Republicans, Democrats would accuse Schmidt and Steyer of trying to buy elections. [...] House Majority PAC's presence is problematic.  As a super PAC, the Democrats are legally forbidden from coordinating with them.

Mission Bay Maps.  Brilliant work by Lachlan Markay at the Washington Free Beacon that highlights the corruption of D.C. and the ruling elites, especially the hypocrites in the Democrat Party.  I decided to excerpt some key graphs and illustrate just how diabolical these mega-wealthy oligarchs are, gorging on borrowed money as the federal government sinks into bankruptcy.

Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To Enact 'Broadest Possible' Executive Amnesty.  On Tuesday [8/12/2014], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she wanted President Barack Obama to enact the "broadest possible" executive amnesty.  In an interview on Univision radio, Pelosi hoped that Obama would give temporary amnesty to the parents of DREAMers and U.S. citizens.  Obama is reportedly considering giving temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants via executive fiat during the August recess.

The Editor asks...
What is "temporary amnesty?"  Is that like a temporary pardon or temporary parole?  There is no such thing.

Pelosi, too?: Africa a country, she says.  One day after Vice President Joseph R. Biden said he wanted the "nation of Africa" to prosper, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appears to have deleted a tweet that called the continent a country.

Rep. Tom Marino: 'Unhinged' Nancy Pelosi Called Me 'Insignificant' for Fighting Amnesty.  "She was pretty unhinged," Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) told Breitbart News about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in his first print interview since the California Democrat confronted the Republican lawmaker in a startling altercation on the House floor last week.  The incident was so heated that Marino said the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives had to remove Pelosi — with help from others — from the floor.

GOP rep says Pelosi 'visibly shaken' during dust-up on House floor, defends remarks.  A Republican congressman who was confronted on the floor Friday night [8/1/2014] by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over his immigration comments told Fox News that the former speaker was "visibly shaken" during the encounter — but said he's "not going to put up with this."  Pelosi lashed out at Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., after he accused Democrats of neglecting the immigration issue when they controlled the White House and Congress in 2009 and 2010.  She could be seen walking over to him and pointing her finger at him — he later said Pelosi called him "insignificant."

Pelosi Calls Down the Wrath of Heaven on Conservatives.  Friday, from the floor of the House of Representatives, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attacked her Republican colleagues for their push of passage of two bills to deal with the ongoing crisis at the U.S. southern border.  Pelosi invoked a letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops lobbying against the GOP efforts and urged her Republicans to read the the Parable of the Good Samaritan from the New Testament of the Bible.

When Nancy Pelosi Gets Owned on the House Floor, She Reacts in Unbelievable Way.  Normally, the Congressional votes are about as exciting as watching paint dry on growing grass, but when House Representative Tom Marino accused the Democrats of not being brave enough to pass immigration reform when they controlled the Congress, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi jumped up and came at the guy!

Pelosi Chases Republican Tom Marino Across House Chamber.  In an unusual breach of decorum, even for the divided Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chased Rep. Tom Marino across the House floor, taking offense at comments by the Pennsylvania Republican during debate on the border funding bill Friday night [8/1/2014].

Pelosi to Reporters on Midterm Election: 'We Need You to Be Messengers...'  When asked at a press briefing on Thursday [7/31/2014] why her party's message is "not resonating with the electorate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a room full of reporters "we need you to be messengers."

Pelosi: We Must Exploit Border Crisis To "Quickly" Pass Amnesty.  Dems helped foster this mess so they could try and ram amnesty legislation through Congress.

Nancy Pelosi: 'We Cannot Have Deportation without Representation'.  During a hearing with House Democrats on Tuesday [7/29/2014], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued that the bill proposed by Republicans did not have the adequate resources to help unattended minors crossing the border with the immigration court process.  The bill, announced by Republicans on Tuesday, would spend $659 million in new spending in response to the crisis on the border.

Nancy Pelosi on International Crises: "The President's Leadership Has Been Strong".  ["]First of all let me disagree with the — when we were growing up, you after me, but we were in a bipolar word, the Soviet Union and the United States.  It's a much more complicated situation now and the president's leadership has been strong.  And the issues you are dealing with this morning, the president was in the lead on supporting Iron Dome and asking for more resources now to help Israel defend itself, which it has as right to do.["]

Nancy Pelosi: Moses Was a Refugee Too, Just Like Baby Jesus.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doubled down on her comments that Americans should view the flood of children crossing the border while claiming refugee status just like baby Jesus.  Pelosi reminded reporters that it was the National Conference of Catholic Bishops that used the baby Jesus analogy.  She then suggested that if Moses hadn't have been accepted by the Egyptians, then there wouldn't be the Ten Commandments.

The Editor says...
Nothing is more useless than a sermon about the meaning of the Bible delivered by one of the leaders of the Abortion Party.

Moses: The Unaccompanied Minor And the Ten Plagues.  [House Minority] Leader Pelosi probably views Moses in the Nile as similar to Central Americans being ferried across the Rio Grande by human smugglers.  That's why, to support the refugee argument, the minority leader said, "What would we do if Moses had not been accepted by the pharaoh's family?  We wouldn't have the Ten Commandments, for starters."  So, according to Nancy, if the Egyptians hadn't fished baby Moses out of the Nile the world would never have had the Ten Commandments, one of which is "Thou Shalt Not Kill," a decree neither Mrs. Pelosi nor any of her cohorts consider when butchering unborn babies.

The Editor says...
Ms. Pelosi's understanding of the Bible is so poor that she appears to give credit to Moses as the author of the Ten Commandments.

Liberals and 'the least of these'.  Nancy Pelosi went so far as to lecture us that "every person has a spark of divinity in them, and is therefore worthy of respect — what we saw in those rooms was [a] dazzling, sparkling, array of God's children, worthy of respect."  It is no surprise that the left in America would stoop to using children as pawns in their never-ending quest for political supremacy.  When you are willing to take positions that call for the killing of the most vulnerable among us — those in the womb — are there any depths to which one wouldn't sink?

Megyn Kelly Reacts to Pelosi's Office Saying She "Misspoke" About Hobby Lobby Ruling.  Thursday night [7/10/2014] on The Kelly File, Megyn took on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's comments that the Supreme Court's ruling on Hobby Lobby is "frightening" because it was decided by five men.  Megyn said in reaction, "If Speaker John Boehner made a similar comment about the female Supreme Court justices, Nancy Pelosi would be crying sexism — and that's what she is guilty of here."  Today [7/11/2014], PolitiFact looked into Pelosi's comments and rated it false.  When the fact-checking site called her office, they said Pelosi "misspoke."

Pelosi: Dems Could Have Impeached Bush But Didn't For Good Of Country.  Pelosi accused Bush of being guilty of impeachable offense saying he "sent us into a war based on a false representation of the treat of weapons of mass destruction." [...] Pelosi added that "was not something I wanted to put the country through" although she said the case against Bush sending us into war under a "false premise" was far more serious then anything Clinton had done.

Only after they are born, of course.
Pelosi: 'I'm Like a Lioness' When It Comes to Protecting Children.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yesterday [7/10/2014] described herself as a "lioness" when it comes to protecting children.

Pelosi on the Border: We Have to Use This 'Crisis' as an 'Opportunity'.  Saturday at a press conference from the Rio Grande Valley, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed her tour of a border holding facility and addressed the humanitarian crisis of thousands unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, which she called a "humanitarian opportunity."

Pelosi Visits the Border: 'Dazzling, Sparkling Array of God's Children'.  Despite appalling conditions in the holding pens and warehouses that are now full of Central American children, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she was "dazzled" by what she saw at the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday [6/28/2014]:  "What we just saw was so stunning, if you believe as we do, that every child, every person, has the park [sic] of divinity in them, and is therefore worthy of respect, what we saw in those rooms was (a) dazzling, sparkling array of God's children, worthy of respect."

The Editor says...
Ms. Pelosi does not hold the same view of children who have yet to see the light of day.

Pelosi: We Are All Americans Now!  Nancy Pelosi has no intention of housing thousands of Central American immigrants, legal or illegal, in any of her several neighborhoods.  The consequences of importing tens of millions of new unskilled immigrants to drive down wages and devastate the American working class will be dire, but they won't be felt by the likes of Paul and Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi: Boehner Using Word 'Alien'.  to Describe Illegals is 'Reprehensible'

Archbishop Cordileone Responds to Nancy Pelosi's Assault on March for Marriage.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) joined other California politicians and leading gay rights advocates in harshly criticizing San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for participating in the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., on June 19th.  As SFGate reports, in a letter to Cordileone, Pelosi, a self-proclaimed Catholic who supports abortion on demand and same-sex marriage — both of which are against the teachings of the Catholic Church — described the March for Marriage event as "venom masquerading as virtue" and said the participants show "disdain and hate towards LGBT persons."

Pelosi pulls rank, pressures Catholic archbishop to skip traditional marriage march.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, urging him to cancel his appearance at a march for traditional marriage on the Supreme Court this Thursday.  The National Organization for Marriage plans to march on the Supreme Court in Washington, and Mr. Cordileone is one of the featured speakers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.  "We share our love of the Catholic faith and our city of San Francisco," Mrs. Pelosi reportedly wrote to Mr. Cordileone, urging him to abandon an event in which some of the participants, she said, show "disdain and hate towards LGBT persons."

The Editor says...
This is exactly what the separation of church and state is supposed to prevent:  Ms. Pelosi is trying to tell Catholic leaders how to practice their religion.

Nancy Pelosi: Iraq Is Not Our Responsibility.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke about the wave of violence hitting Iraq from Islamic militants, asserting that the United States does not have a responsibility to assist the country with military action.  "I don't think this is our responsibility, but I do think we were irresponsible for going into Iraq for a variety of other reasons," she told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday.  Pelosi called the violence "troubling" but asserted that there was no American appetite for further military action in the country.

Nancy Pelosi flustered by teen's NSA query, blames Bush administration.  An obviously flustered House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tried to field a teenager's blunt question about the National Security Agency — but ultimately wrapped by tossing some of blame for the recent intelligence spy scandals back on the George W. Bush administration.  During a recent meeting with a group of teens, Mrs. Pelosi was asked by Andrew Demeter, who identifies as an investigative journalist with the TeenTake YouTube channel:  "Why do you support the NSA's illegal and ubiquitous data collection?"

The Hidden Cost Chickens in Obamacare Coming Home to Roost.  Labor unions have been reliable supporters of President Obama and his policies.  Their support for Obamacare was critical to its passage in 2010.  Yet they are continuing to learn that their members will be paying more for their healthcare, not less.  One of the selling points of Obamacare was the lowering of health insurance costs.  Nancy Pelosi promised, "Everybody will have lower rates."  President Obama was more specific, telling us that his signature program would "Bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family."  A year later, however, Mrs. Pelosi, in the face of rising premiums for many, forgot her promise of the previous year, "I don't remember saying that everybody in the country would have a lower premium."

Nancy Pelosi uncertain deaths of veterans at VA qualifies as a scandal.  So far, some 23 veterans are known to have died as a result of long wait times for treatment by the Veterans Administration.  Other deaths are believed to have been caused by long wait times, but the connection between those deaths and secret waiting lists have not been officially made. [...] Nevertheless, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed those concerns in an interview with Ezra Klein.  "I think anytime our men and women in uniform are not served in the manner which they deserve could perhaps call it a scandal," she said.

Nancy Pelosi: VA Is A Scandal, Just Maybe Not A Scandal-Scandal.  House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told's Ezra Klein that she wasn't sure the Veterans Health Administration (VA) scandal was an actual, you know scandal.  Asked by Klein for her thoughts on the VA scandal, Pelosi said (audible pauses left in), "Well, it, I .. think any time that our, our men and women in uniform are not served in the manner at which they deserve, you could perhaps call it a scandal, because it's scandalous that they're not.  Whether it is a scandal with intention and the rest of that, uh, the evidence remains to be seen.  But the fact is uh, that uh, that eh, they haven't been served worth of their sacrifice or their, uh, role in our country."

Pelosi Calls Obamacare 'Beautiful', Admits She's One Of 'Biggest Fundraisers' In Country.  U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke about a variety of issues in an interview aired Monday [5/26/2014], calling Obamacare "beautiful", characterizing Republicans as being a "triple threat," and bragging that she's one of Washington's "biggest fundraisers."

Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years.  Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama.[...] The Democratic leader never mentioned Bush by name, but she alluded to him early and often in the press briefing.

Sounds like a community organizer.
Pelosi's message to grads: Be disruptors.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) encouraged graduates of the University of California Berkeley to be disruptors, using their knowledge and technology to shake up the economic system.  "Being called a disruptor is a high compliment," Pelosi said in prepared remarks Saturday.  "You here at Berkeley are already disruptors in many ways."  Pelosi's speech came nearly 50 years after students led by Mario Savio occupied a Berkeley building and launched the "free speech movement," which sought to lift university bans on political activities.

Poll: Pelosi Highest Negative Rating of Congressional Leaders — 49% 'Unfavorable'.  Although all four top leaders in the House and the Senate are viewed more negatively than positively by Americans, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was viewed the worst with a 49% "unfavorable" rating, according to a new Gallup survey.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) came in second with a 45% "unfavorable" rank.

Pelosi on Illegals: 'We Cannot Prohibit a Path to Citizenship'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said today that the United States, as a country, "cannot prohibit a pathway to citizenship" for illegal aliens. [...] "I don't think we as a country want to be a country that says, 'You can do our work, but you can't have the rights of a citizen in our country,'" said Pelosi.  "It's more about who we are as a nation."

The mother of all non-sequiturs:
Nancy Pelosi to GOP: Honor Cinco de Mayo by Passing Amnesty.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said House Republicans on Cinco de Mayo should be as courageous as the Mexican militia that defeated the French army in the Battle of Puebla to pass amnesty legislation.

The Editor says...
Oh, yeah.  We owe it to Cinco de Mayo, after all.  Just like we owe it to Kwanzaa to elect only black presidents from now on.

Pelosi says she 'couldn't care less' about Benghazi criticism.  House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said in an interview broadcast Sunday that criticism by conservative lawmakers against herself and the Obama administration only demonstrates that they are suffering from a "poverty of ideas." [...] "It means nothing to me," she said.  "I consider the source and I consider them to be stuck in a poverty of ideas.  They have none, and that's where they had to go."

UC Berkeley students told to pay up for cost of graduation ceremony featuring Nancy Pelosi.  Students who graduate from the University of California-Berkeley can expect to spend roughly $120,000 for a four-year degree.  This year, they still must pay an extra $10 to attend their own graduation ceremony, where they will also listen to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.  Students who do not cough up the cash before Wednesday, April 30 for the campus-wide commencement ceremony have been told they will not be able to attend on May 17 at California Memorial Stadium.

Democrats' revolting equal-pay demagoguery.  Since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, it has been illegal for employers to pay women less than men for the same work.  Of course, that wasn't the end of the legislative story.

White House's phony wage gap figures spur a backlash.  I'm betting the White House staffer who thought up the equal pay initiative is getting some fairly icy looks and snippy calls from Democrats.  This has to be the worst idea since a staffer sent Air Force One's backup plane to fly low over Manhattan.  But at least the jet didn't cause grief to fellow Democrats around the country.  Day 2 of the president's equal pay calamity continued today.

Did someone mention the New York City fly-over?

Pelosi: Immigration law like internment of Japanese.  The deportation of foreigners living illegally in the United States is similar to the forced internment of ethnic-Japanese Americans in World War II, according to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  "I'll be very honest with you:  Looking at the numbers at some point, in terms of how people are treated and deported and families separated and the rest, this has a scent of Japanese internment," Pelosi told a Politico reporter.  "It's really a black mark," said Pelosi.  Roughly 110,000 ethnic-Japanese immigrants and their American children were detained during World War II after Japan's sneak attack on Americans in Pearl Harbor.

The Editor says...
It's amusing to hear a politician like Nancy Pelosi begin a sentence with "I'll be very honest with you."  Perhaps she should refrain from using the Japanese roundup as an illustration.  Who was the President when the Japanese were locked up?  That's right, another Democrat.

Has Nancy Pelosi stepped in it again?  She may have done some real damage. President Obama still has a little less than 3 years and now she's saying he now owns the rest of his term.

A Catastrophe Like No Other.  Support it or not, you cannot look at ObamaCare and call it anything but a huge, historic mess.  It is also utterly unique in the annals of American lawmaking and government administration.  Its biggest proponent in Congress, the Democratic speaker of the House, literally said — blithely, mindlessly, but in a way forthcomingly — that we have to pass the bill to find out what's in it.  It is a cliché to note this.  But really, Nancy Pelosi's statement was a historic admission that she was fighting hard for something she herself didn't understand, but she had every confidence regulators and bureaucratic interpreters would tell her in time what she'd done.  This is how we make laws now.

George Washington wanted Obamacare, Pelosi says.  Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi emerged into the sunlight April 1 to applaud a rush of sign-ups for Obamacare, and immediately described it as the long-sought goal of Gen. George Washington and the nation's Founding Fathers in 1787.  "It is really so heart warming for those of us who worked so hard [to make sure] many more people in our country would have access to healthcare," she told reporters at the stakeout position just outside the West Wing portico.

Pelosi won't run on Obamacare: 'While we're proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs'.  Pelosi appeared in front of the White House to extoll the expected 7 million Obamacare sign-ups the administration reached before the quasi-deadline on March 31.  But when a reporter asked the California congresswoman whether this represented "vindication" and a "turning of the tide" on the unpopular law, she stopped short of declaring Obamacare a winning issue.  "Well let me just say, those of us who fought for this knew what we believed in and really don't think we needed any vindication," she responded.

Pelosi: Don't Measure ACA by How Many Uninsured Get Insurance.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says Democrats passed their health insurance law, not to insure the uninsured, but to give people "quality" health care and "affordable" health care.  "Madam Leader, isn't the real measure of success, not the raw number who signed up, but how many of those who signed up were not insured before?" a reporter asked Pelosi at a news conference on Tuesday.  "No, that's not — the measure is twofold," Pelosi responded.  "The message is how many people have access to health care — quality, affordable health care and insurance."

Bridge(gat)ing the Democrats' Culture of Corruption.  This week the indictment and arrests of leading San Francisco and California Democrat politicians follows a long string of corruption cases involving prominent Democrats.  It brings to mind the ridiculous charges by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (echoing Howard Dean) that the Republicans were responsible for a "culture of corruption" and that she, a woman, was going to sweep the Congress clean of it.

Pelosi Getting Award Named for Woman Who Called Children 'Human Weeds'.  Planned Parenthood on Thursday will give House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) its Margaret Sanger Award, named for a woman who advocated eugenics and who described some children as "human weeds," while arguing that to grow a "beautiful garden of children," you "have got to fight weeds."  In that same speech from 1925, Sanger explained that parenthood should be legal only under certain conditions:  a minimum age for parents of 23 years, a "space out between births," "economic circumstances adequate," and "spiritual harmony between parents."

[Senator] Pelosi [is] Getting [an] Award Named for [a] Woman Who Said [it is] 'Most Merciful' to Kill [an] 'Infant'.  Planned Parenthood on Thursday will give House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) its Margaret Sanger Award, named for a woman who advocated eugenics and who wrote that large families would be doing what was "most merciful" if they killed one of their infants.  "The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it," wrote Sanger.  Planned Parenthood is giving Pelosi, a Catholic, its Margaret Sanger Award because of her "leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement over the course of her career."

The Editor says...
By now, Margaret Sanger's errors have been made abundantly clear to her.

Why Did Nancy Pelosi Accept an Award Named After Sanger?  Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi [...] has accepted an award named for Margaret Sanger.  And Margaret Sanger was definitely a racist monster who advocated murdering live children for the sake of eliminating "undesirables."

A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On.  Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately?  (Pro tip, hon:  Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.)  I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country.  Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts.  I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list.

Pelosi chides reporter for referring to ObamaCare: 'It's called the Affordable Care Act'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., chided a reporter on Thursday for referring to President Obama's health care law as "Obamacare."  [Video clip]

Pelosi to Receive Planned Parenthood Award Honoring Eugenicist.  Next week, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America will present House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with the Margaret Sanger Award.  The award is the group's "highest honor" and is named for a woman who believed in breeding better humans through eugenics.  Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading abortion provider, having performed 327,166 of the procedures in 2012, according to its latest annual report.  Pelosi, a Catholic, will receive the Margaret Sanger Award at the PPFA's annual gala in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 27.

Obama: Nancy Pelosi 'will go down in history as one of the greatest speakers'.  President Obama took the opportunity to flatter House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a fundraiser Thursday for House Democrats at the Florida home of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning.  Obama said the California Democrat "will go down in history as one of the greatest speakers in our history" and indicated that he was eager to return her to her former position as Speaker of the House.

Pelosi: Health law is a 'winner' for Democrats.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the health care law is a "winner," when asked whether it's a winning or losing issue for Democrats in swing districts this year. [...] Pelosi also emphasized that health law's name, the Affordable Care Act, is important because it describes what the law will do:  lower costs.  She said opponents started using "Obamacare" because they "wanted to get away from the word 'affordable,'" she added.  She said she's made that point to President Barack Obama, who has himself used the term "Obamacare" at times.

Nancy Pelosi is certain: Obama is most 'non-partisan' president.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Obama is the least partisan president she has worked with during her extensive time in Washington, and said the problem lies with the GOP.  "This is as non-partisan a president as I've ever served with," the California Democrat said at her weekly press briefing.

Nancy Pelosi Annoyed That People Won't Stop Calling Affordable Care Act 'Obamacare'.  In response to a reporter asking a question about Obamacare being a political winner or loser, Pelosi said, "By the way, it's called the Affordable Care Act.  It's called the Affordable Care Act.  I know you didn't intend any compliment or derogatory — it's called the Affordable Care Act."  She said she would gladly tell Obama the same thing, and continued to repeat herself to hammer the point home.  "There's a reason.  Affordable.  Affordable.  Affordable.  Affordable.  Affordable.  The reason they change the name of it is because they want to get away — the opponents — from the word 'affordable.'"

Pelosi Laughably Claims Democrats Are The Jobs Party.  Former House Speaker Pelosi supposedly had been celebrating the fourth anniversary of the enactment of ObamaCare last week. [...] "We just couldn't be prouder," she said of the health reform that has been separating Americans from their preferred doctors, their health plans and lots more of their money in taxes and higher premiums.  But when a reporter asked if ObamaCare is "a political liability for your party" in an election year, Pelosi gave a jaw-dropping reply:  "We're not running on this," she claimed.  "We're running on what the American people want us to run on, and that is job creation."  Then, as if her party had nothing to do with the economic policies of the last five years that have given the country the worst economic "recovery" of the modern era, Pelosi added:  "Show us the jobs.  Where are the jobs?"  She then asked, as if incredulous, "Why are we not here passing a jobs agenda?"  Excuse us, Congresswoman, but we did pass a "jobs agenda."  Your jobs agenda.

Pelosi Dismisses Family Values: 'Why Would Anybody Get Married?'.  In an interview with Now This News, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed marriage, whether it is traditional or same-sex, and seemed to dismiss the sacred tradition.

Failing Liberals Turn To Oppression To Hold On To Power.  If you're a conservative, you don't need to silence the opposition.  In fact, we conservatives want liberals to talk, to make buffoons of themselves, to prove their folly.  We want liberals to expound upon their ridiculous ideas, to show the world exactly what they're about.  Nancy Pelosi?  Give that tiresome woman a microphone.  Chatty liberals are the best advertisement for conservatism.

Pelosi: the Founding Fathers Would Totally Support Obamacare.  America's Founding Fathers fiercely held to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — values which Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed align seamlessly with Obamacare.  Pelosi explained why the law is "very sound policy" during a press conference Friday:  [Pelosi quote omitted for brevity.]  This argument should be added to the montage of lies being promulgated by the Obama administration.

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The Founding Fathers would never have allowed women to run for Congress — or even vote.  Thus the Founding Fathers made no provision for people like Nancy Pelosi to have political power.  I'm a little surprised how proudly (and falsely) she attributes ideas to the Founding Fathers.

Priests for Life African American leader blasts Nancy Pelosi for pro-choice stance.  Dr. Alveda King, director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, based in New Dorp, blasted pro-choice House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is slated to receive the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood.  Ironically, the first recipient of the award, named after a founder of Planned Parenthood, was none other than Dr. King's uncle, the civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Pelosi Deserves Her Planned Parenthood Award.  It's true that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi deserves Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger Award — almost no one has done more to promote the killing of innocent babies in the womb than she has.  If Mrs. Pelosi wants finally to take her role as a public servant seriously, though, she will reject the award named after a racist woman who had no problem speaking to a Ku Klux Klan meeting.

Electing Nancy Pelosi to find out what's in her head.  Thursday night House Minority Leader and former Speaker of the House Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) who represents a district that believes we have to be against income inequality and the one per cent even though our income is unequal because we are part of the one per cent, helped comedian Jon Stewart establish his bi partisan cred.  Appearing on his show, even he laughed at her — not with her — when she repeatedly answered "I don't know" and "It's not my responsibility" to such simple questions as to why the Obamacare website failed.

Pelosi: I Don't Know If Any of My Staffers Have Gone On to Work for Federal Contractors.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) seemed unaware that several of her former staffers have gone on to lobby for big corporations Thursday on The Daily Show. [...] A brief search of Pelosi's revolving door records on Open Secrets reveals 28 records of current and former staffers who have gone through the "revolving door" between Congress, lobbying firms and the private sector.

Will Nancy Pelosi Be the Next to Retire?  With Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement announcement, many of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's top lieutenants are abandoning ship.  Waxman joins his California colleague, Rep. George Miller, and Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia as close Pelosi allies to retire after this Congress.  And after last year's 2012 elections, Pelosi's leading in-house strategist Jen Crider left her office, later announcing she was working for Microsoft.  Their decisions are as strong a signal as any that veteran House Democrats hold little hope of taking the House in 2014, and they probably are pessimistic about their long-term prospects for a congressional majority.

Pelosi to Reporter: Um, Don't Call it "Obamacare".  Names have connotations, so perhaps that's why Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) corrected a reporter Thursday [1/9/2014] for referring to the Affordable Care Act as "Obamacare."

Pelosi: Obamacare will be 'glorious'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday [12/23/2013] defended Obamacare amid fellow Democrats' concerns, saying that while the politics may be tricky right now, eventually having voted for the health care law will be a boon.  "We'll ride this out," the California Democrat said on a conference call with reporters.

A Government of Laws? The ObamaCare Rot.  Nancy Pelosi is off the hook.  Her famous comment that we had to pass ObamaCare to find out what was in it will live on as a shining example of legislative malfeasance and irresponsible governance, of course, but it's no longer operative.  The reason her remark resonated was because it was true:  even the members of Congress who voted for the law seemed to have no idea what much of it said, and therefore they and the public they misled had to find out the hard way.  The reason she is off the hook, however, is that President Obama has now made it clear that it is scarcely relevant what the law says anyway.

Pelosi calls for Obama to halt deportations.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi privately has urged the Obama administration to halt deportations for some illegal immigrants, saying that President Obama needs to use more "discretion" to reduce the number of people he's kicking out of the country.  In an interview with Telemundo over the weekend, Mrs. Pelosi said that just being in the country illegally is not enough of a reason to be deported, and she said illegal immigrants must have something more serious on their records.

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Analogy:  Just breaking into Ms. Pelosi's house should be no reason to call the police, unless she has evidence of some other crime as well.  Why does the US-Mexico border exist, if there is to be no enforcement of it?

Pelosi: GOP Failure to Extend Unemployment Benefits Practically 'Immoral'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the Republican refusal to include unemployment benefits in the Ryan-Murray budget deal is immoral.  "It's interesting to note that they rejected unemployment insurance — this is so unconscionable, it's practically at the level of immoral to do.  The people who work hard, play by the rules, lose their job through no fault of their own, are not able to get — continue to get an unemployment insurance check."

Morality, Anti-Morality, and Socialism.  During the ObamaCare enslavement, Speaker Pelosi made a statement of utmost dopiness, which captures the essence of humanist anti-morality.  She said to the effect that if young people had government healthcare they would be freed to be artists and musicians.  It expresses the delusion that self-actualization means being an artist, and implicitly denigrates most work and the virtue of diligence.  If everyone is to be a government-supported artist, who is left to make things, to raise children, to pay the bills?

Nancy Pelosi Was a Stay-at-Home Mom, Then She "Got a Life".  During Politico's "Women Rule" event this morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined her daughter Alexandra on stage to discuss her former duties as a full-time mom and eventual road to Congress.  Alexandra shared how her mom used to lead carpools, cook and clean all day and even win prizes for her cake baking.  Being defined as domestic clearly made the powerful Minority Leader a bit squeamish.

The Party of Big Lies.  The "big picture" Nancy speaks of was ramming a draconian and expensive government-run health care system down the throats of the American people by any means necessary.  The instrument of this particular coup d'état was not a military faction seizing power on behalf of its fearless leader, merely a big lie.  The lie was the ammunition.  Soft-headed Americans were the weapons.  They elected the liar in the White House twice.  And here is the point:  Obama and Pelosi lie so easily because for them there is but one objective truth — power.

Pelosi Breaks with Reality: Dems 'United' on Obamacare, 'Couldn't be More Thrilled'.  While many Democrats, in an effort to save themselves, have jumped from the Obamacare ship and acknowledged the very-real shortcomings and disastrous effects the law is already having on the American people, Rep. Pelosi remains tone deaf and refuses to acknowledge the realities that remain so obvious to millions of Americans.

House Democratic leaders won't apologize for Obamacare promise.  "There's nothing in the Affordable Care Act that says that your insurance company should cancel you," [Nancy Pelosi] told reporters.  "That's not what the Affordable Care Act is about.  It simply didn't happen."  She continued that she did not make a similar statement to her constituents, noting that she "would have if I ever met anybody that liked his or her plan, but that was not my experience."

Nancy Pelosi Shocked at Obamacare Outrage: I've Never Met Anyone Who Liked Their Insurance Plan.  Democrats are terrified, but Pelosi, an old pro, never wants to let them see her sweat.  To that end, during a press conference with her fellow Democratic leaders on Friday, Pelosi attempted to convince the media that there is very little outrage being directed at the Democrats to begin with.

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Ms. Pelosi is a California leftist.  Thus she has probably never met anybody who goes to church on Sundays, or anybody who has shot a deer, or anybody who can live their lives without help from the government for years at a time.

House Democratic Leaders: We Will Not Apologize to Americans Losing Their Health Insurance.  Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, the top four House Democrats — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assistant Leader James Clyburn, Whip Steny Hoyer and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra — were asked if they would apologize to any constituents who felt misled by Democrats.  Each declined.

Baltimore's gay community to name Pelosi a 'Hometown Hero'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Baltimore native, will next month receive a "lifetime achievement award for her longtime dedication to LGBT rights and her work to fight HIV/AIDS in Congress," gay leaders in Baltimore said Friday [10/25/2013].  The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore is giving Pelosi the award at its inaugural "Hometown Hero Awards & Champagne Brunch" on Nov. 17 in Baltimore, an event it expects some 500 people to attend.

Nancy Pelosi: Republican 'sabotage' hindering health care law.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi believes the new health care law should move forward without delay and said that "sabotage" by Republicans, and not just computer glitches, is hindering implementation.  Pelosi said the offices of some Republican lawmakers "are not giving information to constituents for how they can avail themselves" of the new program.  Republicans are withholding the information, Pelosi said, "to undermine the Affordable Care Act."  Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the GOP had nothing to do with the troubled rollout.

Pelosi on pork project: 'What difference does it make?'  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday [10/17/2013] said she can't answer for why pork-barrel items snuck into the debt and spending bill that passed Congress late Thursday, but said the press should stop focusing on that and instead look at the broader debt fight.

'What difference does it make?' Pelosi says of extra spending in shutdown deal.  Americans shouldn't think much about the various appropriations in the bill to reopen government, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., even though she wished the spending measures weren't in the bill.  "This was consistent with what would be in a continuing resolution," Pelosi told reporters when asked about extra measures such as a death benefit for the widow of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and earmarked spending for a Kentucky dam.

Nancy Pelosi Flounders When Asked Actual Questions By Press.  You look silly when you don't have good answers to questions being asked.

Shocking! CBS Hounds Pelosi Over Shutdown: 'You've Called Them Arsonists'CBS This Morning has a long established history of conducting softball interviews of liberal/Democratic guests, while unleashing on conservative/liberal ones.  But on Friday [10/4/2013], the morning newscast surprisingly hounded Rep. Nancy Pelosi on the ongoing government shutdown.

Bankrupt ideas lead to bankrupt governments.  There is nothing left to cut," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last week when referring to the federal budget.  Again, she displayed a complete disconnect with reality — a disconnect reinforced by all those other fantasyland souls who make her their leader. [...] [F]ederal spending is at record levels in nominal terms and near the all-time high as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), except during World War II.

Pelosi: Obama can raise debt limit on his own (an impeachable offense).  Nancy Pelosi wants you to think debating the debt limit is dumb.  From what she knows of the Constitution, Obama can raise the debt limit on his own. [...] Public debt has to be authorized by law, and only Congress can pass laws.  Not complicated.  But, apparently, too complicated for Pelosi.

Vatican official: Pelosi should be denied communion for 'grave sin' on abortion.  A Vatican official in Rome says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, should be denied Communion because she supports abortion rights.  "This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin — cooperating with the crime of procured abortion," Raymond Cardinal Leo Burke said in an interview with Catholic publication The Wanderer.

Nancy Pelosi Confuses Constitution With Declaration of Independence.  Speaking last Wednesday [9/18/2013] at the Center for American Progress (CAP), Democratic Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi became a little confused at one point, stumbling over her words and flipping through her notes while referencing one of the founding documents of the United States.

No communion for Nancy Pelosi: Vatican court head.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has no Catholic right to be granted Communion, said the leading cardinal of the highest court at the Vatican.  Mrs. Pelosi should be denied Communion until she changes her advocacy views on abortion, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke said, according to the Western Center for Journalism.  That's canon law, not opinion, he said.  Canon 915 states that Catholics who are stubbornly contrary "in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion."  And Cardinal Burke said Mrs. Pelosi fits the definition.

Vatican Chief Justice: Nancy Pelosi Must Be Denied Communion.  Because of her longstanding support for abortion, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, must be denied Communion under the law of the Catholic Church, said Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican.  Cardinal Burke referenced his remarks about Pelosi to Canon Law — the law governing the Catholic Church — and specifically Canon 915, which says those Catholics who obstinately persevere "in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion."

Pelosi: Let's face it, Republicans hate Obama because he's eloquent and "nonpartisan".  The perfect companion vid to Jay Cost's analysis this morning of how unusually, relentlessly partisan The One's rhetoric has been as president, especially in his weekly YouTube messages.  Oh, and also to Politico's round-up of Democrats wondering why someone who's so often touted as a brilliantly eloquent orator can't seem to sell the public on anything except his own personal awesomeness.

Pelosi: GOP just doesn't like Obama.  Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, seems to believe that Republicans don't like President Obama because they're jealous.  "You know why it is," Pelosi told Politico in an interview.  "He's brilliant ... He thinks in a strategic way in how to get something done ... and he's completely eloquent.  That's a package that they don't like."  Republicans also don't like what Pelosi called the president's non-partisanship.  Obama has been "open, practically apolitical, certainly non-partisan, in terms of welcoming every idea and solution," Pelosi told Politico[.]

Nancy Pelosi unplugged.  Striking a tone of disgust, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ridicules the GOP as obsessed with its loathing of President Obama and hell-bent on hurting him politically, regardless the cost.  She assigns little to no blame to the president (even though Democrats privately say that's laughable) and instead portrays him as saintly, above reproach and the victim of jealousy or something worse.  After 26 years in the House, she says, "I haven't seen anything like it.  I haven't seen anything like it."

Creative Destruction.  Nancy Pelosi waxed rhapsodic in 2010 as she imagined the benefits of Obamacare:  "Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance."  Well, that was the economy we used to have.  But as Obamacare begins to kick in, artists, photographers, writers, and other members of the "creative class" who have access to health insurance programs through numerous professional organizations will lose that coverage.

Pelosi Signs Letter Urging CA Gov. to Make State Sanctuary for Illegal Immigrants.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signed a letter urging California Governor Jerry Brown (D) to sign into law a bill that would make the state a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants who have not committed felonies or "serious" crimes.  Pelosi joined 27 other California House Democrats in signing the letter.

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Who defines the limits of "serious" crimes?

Bad Lies.  In June, Congressperson Nancy Pelosi described abortion as "sacred ground" to a Catholic. [...] With Pelosi, it is often more obvious that incompetence and dishonesty are not mutually exclusive.  Everyone knows that the Catholic Church condemns abortion as a grave evil and that it advocates for the right to life "from conception to natural death."  It is the least ambiguously held position in the public square.  Also well understood is that Catholicism comes in only one version.  There is no Pelosi Catholicism [...]

Nancy Pelosi, Creep Enabler.  The most powerful female Democrat on Capitol Hill has turned her back on women.  Again.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, entrenched 13-term incumbent, refuses to say whether creepster San Diego Mayor Bob Filner should resign amid an avalanche of longstanding sexual harassment allegations, staff resignations and now a lawsuit.  "What goes on in San Diego is up to the people of San Diego.  I'm not here to make any judgments," declared the very same feminist crusader who has spearheaded unabashedly judgmental nationwide attacks on the so-called "Republican War on Women."

Pelosi: Congress Must Uphold Oath to 'Protect and Defend' Constitution... by Passing Gun Control.  In a press release marking the one-year anniversary of the Aurora, Colorado shootings, the former Speaker of the House said:  "In Congress, there can be no more fitting memorial to the lives lost in Aurora, in Newtown, and across the country than a concerted effort to enact commonsense gun safety legislation.  "We must uphold our oath to 'protect and defend' the constitution and all Americans by expanding background checks and keeping dangerous firearms out of the wrong hands."

High-profile Dems reluctant to weigh in on San Diego mayor groping claims.  Democrats who accused Republicans of being anti-women during last year's campaign are strangely silent now that one of their own — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner — is accused of groping and sexually assaulting women.  "Don't identify him as my former colleague," an agitated House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reportedly said Thursday night [7/18/2013] when asked about the claims against Filner.  Pelosi worked alongside Filner for 10 years in Congress.

Mrs. Pelosi's Erroneous Ongoing Catechesis.  Overnight I received an e-mail from MSNBC publicity about an interview Andrea Mitchell has done with former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, airing later today [7/18/2013].  They talk about the Texas bill that will be signed into law today, which puts protections in place for unborn children at 20 weeks and older.  Pelosi, not for the first time, tries to shut down any opposition to her abortion-rights "sacred ground" position by pulling a "mother" and "Catholic" card, somewhat incoherently.

Pelosi On Affordable Care Act: 'Captures the Spirit of our Founders'.  Independence Day is the perfect day to remember that liberal Democrats want Americans to be dependent on government.  Nancy Pelosi reminded Americans of that on June 27 with her remarks to the press about the national holiday, where she essentially argued that the Founding Fathers would have loved ObamaCare.  "[W]hen we celebrate Independence Day we'll also be observing health independence.  This week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act.  It captures the spirit of our founders, the spirit they wrote in the Declaration of Independence:  Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Pelosi said.

Priests Rebuke Nancy Pelosi: Repent or Join a Satanic Church.  I wish the craven evangelical ministers would grow some cojones like "The Priests for Life" obviously have and start rebuking politicians who claim union with Christ while proposing and supporting legislation that's spawned in the abyss.

Priests Tell Pro-Abortion Pelosi to Renounce Catholicism.  Priests for Life slammed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in an open letter this week, telling her to "either exercise [her] duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them."  The harsh words came after Pelosi blasted a reporter for asking the "moral difference" between a late-term abortion and the murder of a viable baby after birth.

Priests to Pelosi: condemn abortion or leave the Church.  A pro-life group called on California Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi to "exercise your duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them," in a widely-circulated open letter Wednesday [6/19/2013].  "Public servants are supposed to be able to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public.  Apparently, you can't," wrote national director of Priests for Life Father Frank Pavone.

Pelosi: Banning Abortion Post-22 Weeks is 'Disrespectful' to Women.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said a bill to outlaw abortions after 22 weeks (5-and-a-half months) is "disrespectful" to women, adding that "as a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me."  "Yesterday was just really another day in the life of the Republican Congress," Pelosi said during a Thursday press conference on Capitol Hill.  "They passed legislation that was disrespectful of the rights, health and safety of American women."

Pelosi angered by reporter's question about 'moral difference' between Gosnell, other abortions.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accused a reporter of pushing an "agenda" when he asked her to explain the "moral difference" between the murders that Kermit Gosnell was convicted of and elective abortions carried out beyond the 24th week of a pregnancy.  "You're probably enjoying that question a lot, I can see you savoring it," Pelosi replied when The Weekly Standard's John McCormack finished asking the question.  "What was done in Philadelphia was reprehensible," she continued.  And then, referring to a bill that the House Judiciary Committee passed recommending the ban of abortions after 20 weeks, Pelosi said "for them to decide what a women does with her reproductive health is reprehensible."

Top House Democrat stonewalls:  "This is sacred ground."
Pelosi Can't Explain Difference Between Gosnell Slayings and Late-Term Abortions.  At a Thursday [6/13/2013] press conference, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi condemned a bill that would prohibit abortions during the final four months of pregnancy with and exception for when the life and physical health of the mother is at risk.  Asked what the moral difference is between what Dr. Kermit Gosnell did to babies born alive and aborting those same infants moments before birth, Pelosi refused to answer.  "As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this," Pelosi said.  "I don't think it should have anything to do with politics."

Pelosi's wealth falls to $24.4 million.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) substantial personal wealth dropped for the second year in a row after she took on more debt with her husband, according to her latest financial disclosure report.  Pelosi's personal fortune was at least $24.4 million in 2012, according to her financial disclosure statement released on Friday [6/14/2013].  That's an almost 8 percent decline from her minimum net worth of $26.4 million for 2011.

Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are America's great dividers.  This statement appears on the House Minority Leader's web site:  "Democrats are building an economic approach that lifts every American, not just the privileged few.  The average American CEO earns more before lunchtime in one day than a minimum wage worker earns all year.  This is not the kind of America we want our children to grow up in.  Today's economic challenges result from years of Republican inaction and failed policies that have left more and more Americans behind."  In Pelosi's world, Democrats are for "every American," while Republicans favor only "the privileged few."

Pelosi: Role of government is 'fulfillment'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that one of government's functions is to help Americans achieve "fulfillment."  Making a pitch for Congress to pass bills keeping government subsidies in student loans and to pass legislation bolstering federal support for jobs, Mrs Pelosi said there is a fundamental difference between the approach her party brings to legislating.  "To some of us the role of government is about doing things for the American people to help them reach fulfillment," the California Democrat said.

Pelosi: 'You're Mandated to Have Health Insurance, Yes, You Will Have An Increase'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday [6/6/2013] that health insurance premiums will go up under Obamacare because people who did not buy insurance before, and thus had no premium at all, will now be forced to buy insurance.  She also urged people to be "optimistic" about Obamacare.  "You just see," Pelosi said.  "I mean be optimistic about it.  It is a very, very exciting enterprise."

Pelosi: GOP focusing on Bengazi, AP and IRS because Obama 'is a great president'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., charged Republicans with "exploiting" the questions surrounding the Benghazi talking points, the AP phone records seizure and the IRS scandal to attack President Obama because "they fear" his agenda and eloquence.

Pelosi: ObamaCare 'largely responsible' for bringing down deficit.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday [5/13/2013] that President Obama's landmark healthcare reform law is helping to bring down the deficit.  "Many of the initiatives that he passed are what are coming to bear now, including the Affordable Care Act," Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes.  "The Affordable Care Act is bringing the cost of health care in our country down in both the public and private sector.  And that is what is largely responsible for the deficit coming down."

Nancy Pelosi: 'I pray' Hillary Clinton runs for president.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday [5/2/2013] at an event in Little Rock, Ark., that she prays former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for president, saying it would send a powerful message to women in the world.

Pelosi: 'Unleash' Women Via 'Affordable Quality Childcare for All'.  "What we have to do," said Pelosi, "and not necessarily as, shall we say, as transformative as Social Security and Medicare and the Affordable Care Act for everybody, but I think very important to our country, is to have affordable quality childcare for all of America's children.  If we are going to unleash all that women have to offer we have to really get to this point."

Poll: Nancy Pelosi [is the] least liked Hill leader.  Americans dislike all four of the nation's top congressional leaders, according to a poll released Wednesday, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi leading the way in unpopularity.  Pelosi, the target of extensive GOP attack ads over the years, is viewed unfavorably by 48 percent of Americans in the Gallup poll.  Only 31 percent have a favorable opinion of the former House Speaker.

Pelosi: Obamacare Means 'You Could Be A Photographer or Writer'.  Marking the third anniversary of Obamacare's passage, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the health care law fulfills the promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness because it allows people to leave jobs that include health insurance as a benefit:  You can become a "photographer or writer."  "I've always said that the Affordable Care Act is something that was transformative," Pelosi said Wednesday during a press conference on Capitol Hill marking the upcoming anniversary of the law on March 23.

Pelosi Will Balance the Budget Over Her Dead Body.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that she would like to see a balanced budget, "in a number of decades."  During her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill, asked Pelosi if she agreed with President Barack Obama's recent remarks that America does not have an "immediate" debt crisis.  The U.S. debt as of Wednesday stands at $16.7 trillion.

Nancy Pelosi: 'I Don't Think Obama Has Ever Done Anything for Political Reasons'.  House Minority Leader Nancy raised some eyebrows and got a few laughs when she said this of President Obama:  "I don't think he's ever done anything for political reasons [...] This has been a president as bipartisan as any that I've seen."

Nancy Pelosi: Obama Has Never Done Anything For Political Reasons.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi demands $10.10 per hour minimum wage.  Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that recent Wall Street gains mean one sure thing:  The minimum wage should be hike to $10.10 per hour.  "This week, we saw something quite remarkable — the stock marking soaring to record heights," she said, Raw Story reported. [...] So, she suggests, why not raise the current minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour — even more than the $9 per hour proposed by the president?

Pelosi: 'Tax Cuts Are Spending'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said today that the government must cut spending, and then explained that:  "Tax cuts are spending."  "Our whole budget is what $3.5 trillion," Pelosi said at a Capitol Hill press conference.  "So, when we talk about reducing spending, we certainly must, and we certainly have — $1.6 trillion in the previous Congress, $1.2 [sic] of it in the Budget Control Act.

Pelosi: Obama can keep drone strikes against Americans a secret.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., believes that President Obama doesn't necessarily have to announce that an American citizen suspected of terrorism has been killed in a drone strike.  "Maybe.  It just depends," Pelosi replied when The Huffington Post asked her if "the administration should acknowledge when it targets a U.S. citizen in a drone strike."

Nancy Pelosi says drone strikes on Americans can stay secret.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the White House doesn't necessarily have to confess to killing American citizens by unarmed drones.  It all depends on the situation, she said in reply to a Huffington Post reporter who asked if President Obama's administration should acknowledge when it targets a U.S. citizen in a drone strike, the Washington Examiner reported.  "Maybe, it just depends," she reportedly said.  "People just want to be protected."  She also said that such disclosure "depends on the timing, because that's right — it's all about the timing."

Nancy Pelosi: Push for Gun Control While We Have the Chance.  The measures, which largely reflect recommendations by President Obama and Vice President Biden, include universal background checks, "high capacity" magazine bans, an "assault weapons" ban, a "crack down on gun trafficking," laws against "straw purchases," and mandatory gun safety training programs.  It should be noted that none of these would have prevented the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Nancy Pelosi To Fox News Sunday: It's A 'False Argument To Say We Have A Spending Problem'.  On Fox News Sunday [2/10/2013], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace that the ongoing debate about a balanced approach to deficit reduction should not place undue emphasis on spending cuts.  She said that it is "almost a false argument" to say that Washington has a "spending problem."  Pelosi noted that there have been "plenty of spending cuts," and budgetary priorities like education and food safety must be protected.

Pelosi: First Amendment Protects Right To Bear Arms.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on "Fox News Sunday" was confused, claiming it's the first, not second amendment that protects Americans' right to bear arms.  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi Meets with Barbra Streisand, Plots Dem House Comeback.  Hollywood Democrats aren't happy that one half of Congress remains out of their control.  So a gaggle of big name celebrity donors, including Barbra Streisand, convened at the home of liberal activist/producer Norman Lear to plot a comeback strategy and watch a little must-see TV.

Nancy Pelosi Meets with Barbra Streisand, Plots Dem House Comeback.  More than 40 Hollywood politicos — including Barbra Streisand, James Brolin and Haim Saban — gathered Thursday night [1/31/2013] at a closed-door meeting at Norman Lear's Westside mansion, where they heard Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lay out the party's plans for recapturing the House in the 2014 mid-terms.

Pelosi: More Gun Control Needed Because 'We Took an Oath to Protect and Defend'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said action must be taken in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School because members of Congress took an oath to "protect and defend," although the actual oath says to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States...."

Nancy Pelosi coins a new term for gun control.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has adopted a new term for gun control, "gun violence prevention," in hopes that the euphemism will make it easier to marshal public opinion in favor of new gun laws as well as other policies designed to prevent shootings.

Where Are The Jobs, Mr. President?  When Nancy Pelosi asked that question in 2003, the unemployment rate was 6.1 percent.  The unemployment rate for blacks was 11 percent.  GDP, however, was growing at a 7.2 percent clip, and barely more than a year later the unemployment rate had fallen to 4.9 percent.  That didn't stop Pelosi and her allies, including many in the news media, from repeatedly asking the above question and proclaiming the jobs picture to be the worst since Herbert Hoover.

Pelosi says upcoming fiscal deals should include greater tax increase.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday [1/6/2013] that recent tax increases are "not enough" to solve the country's fiscal problems and argued that additional hikes should be included in upcoming deficit-reduction deals.

Too bad she's not this enthusiastic about the Second Amendment.
Pelosi urges Obama to sidestep Congress, use 14th Amendment to raise debt ceiling.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shared her own idea Sunday on how to avoid a government shutdown should the Republican House and President Barack Obama find themselves unable to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling:  invoke the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

Pelosi defends decision to alter congressional class photo.  The Democratic women of the 113th Congress had gathered on the Capitol steps Thursday [1/3/2013] for a picture, snapped by The Associated Press, marking the start of the session.  Four lawmakers, though, were late to the shoot.  So Pelosi's office added their faces after the fact — then emailed that image around to reporters and posted it on her Flickr page.

Nancy Pelosi's photo trickery enhances her caucus.  [Scroll down]  The photos get taken.  Everyone runs to get back inside the Capitol where the hot air is.  But just then here comes Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who's very important, you know. [...] And with her is Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who's loud and one of the few surviving Texas Democrats.  So, she's important and a couple of other nobodies.  Alas, no more group to join.  But wait!  Thanks to the wonders of technology there is a solution.  The photographer takes the four tardy ladies' photo.  And Pelosi's office Photoshops them into the back row.

Kathleen the Terrible.  Among the gifts Nancy Pelosi brings to the House of Representatives is her ability to draw a hearty guffaw from the most jaded observer of American politics.  This talent for comedy was on display last Wednesday [12/12/2012] when she told a group of toadeaters disguised as journalists that she belongs to the anti-corruption party.  The Orwellian absurdity of the claim, combined with her trademark vapid expression, was enough to make a cat laugh.

Nancy Pelosi pushes Democrats as the anti-corruption party.  How well did Pelosi succeed in "ending the culture of corruption"?  Rep. Shelly Berkley, D-Nev., is leaving D.C. after losing a Senate campaign largely because of ethical problems, including how she used her position as lawmaker to prevent the closure of a kidney care center — a kidney care center that paid her husband almost three quarters of a million dollars a year.

Nancy Pelosi supports giving Obama 'unilateral control' to raise debt ceiling.  During a press conference today [11/30/2012], House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi signaled that she supported "unilateral control" for the President over the country's debt limit.  "Do you support President Obama having the power to unilaterally increase the debt limit as Secretary Geithner proposed?" asked a reporter.  "Yes." Pelosi answered shortly.

Pelosi: Give Obama Power to Personally Lift Debt Limit to Infinity.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Friday [11/30/2012] that Congress should hand over to President Barack Obama the power to unilateral increase the limit on the U.S. government's debt.  In effect, under the plan Pelosi is endorsing, the only limit on the national debt would be President Obama's willingness to borrow money in the name of American taxpayers.

Welcome to Obamcare: The United Socialist States of America.  I do realize there are changes that needed to be made in our medical system because it is/was getting so out of hand but did we really need this?  I was really terrified when Pelosi said "well we have to pass it so we can know what's in it."  I can't believe the people in her district are so dumb.  Really?  Are her voters so captivated by her that they don't pay attention to what she is saying?

Pelosi suggests it's sexist to question why she's staying as leader.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that she will run again for the top position in her conference, but she was offended by the suggestion that she's too old to continue in the post.

Why Nancy Pelosi should step down as House Democratic Leader:  There's little doubt that if Pelosi wants the job, she can keep it.  She remains immensely popular with the liberal wing of the House caucus which, if anything, has grown stronger and more unified in the past two elections.  She is also, without question, the best fundraiser among House Democrats (and maybe the second-best fundraiser in the party).  Since coming into party leadership in 2002, Pelosi has raised $328 million, including $85 million in the 2012 election cycle alone, according to Pelosi aides.

Pelosi: 'Is it the 11th Amendment? 14th? Whatever... I'm With the Constitution'.  House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her regular weekly press briefing and displays a disturbing lack of knowledge of the constitution she has sworn for decades to protect and defend.

Nancy Pelosi's Secret CAIR Fundraiser.  For Pelosi to appear at a fundraiser with Nihad Awad is as revolting, and should be as newsworthy, as if she had appeared at a fundraiser with David Duke or Bull Connor.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department.  CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.

Pelosi holds secret fundraiser with Islamists, Hamas-linked groups.  Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement.  The donors at the undisclosed May 16 event included Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations, according to data provided by the nonpartisan Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Voters don't like Nancy Pelosi.  Only Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a lower favorable rating, 25 percent, but his unfavorables aren't as bad as Pelosi's, at 47 percent.

Nancy Pelosi says she read Obamacare bill.  Problem is, while Pelosi told the Chronicle that there was no bill yet on March 9, 2010, that's not quite accurate.  Congress had not enacted a final measure, although later that month it would do so and Obama would sign the bill.  But the House and Senate passed versions of Obamacare in 2009.  This is a great example of Pelosi's insider-speak and her insistence of arguing a dubious technicality — yes, there was no final bill — making her both unintelligible and open to parody.

Pelosi: "Validation" Of Romney Will "Take Us To A Period Before Lyndon Johnson".  In an interview with former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.) on her Current TV show, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali) declared President Obama will win the election in November.  The former Speaker of the House went as far to say speculating otherwise is "remote."

Pelosi says GOP has 'nerve' to ask if Americans are better off under Obama.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted Republicans on Friday afternoon [9/21/2012] for continuing to assert that Americans are not better off under President Obama's administration, and said every economic indicator shows that the country is in a much better spot today than it was four years ago.  "The Republicans have the nerve to pose that question, when if you look back to four years ago this very week ... you would know that we are indeed fundamentally and unquestionably better off as a country today," Pelosi said on the House floor.

Nancy Pelosi Faults Federal Agents for Enforcing the Law.  Pelosi attributes increased deportation under Obama to federal agents, and see Obama's DREAM Act executive order as the solution to this 'problem.'

America's national security takes a back seat to Obama's political survival.  Even in the face of a plea from Nancy Pelosi, President Obama insisted on subordinating the defense needs of the United States to his reelection efforts.  This is an under-reported lesson from Glenn Thrush's new e-book, Obama's Last Stand. [...] Note that Pelosi's concern was keeping local financial contributors happy.  If she was concerned about the impact of sequestration on our armed services and national security, she did not, according to Thrush's account, make this her pitch to President Obama.

The Pelosis are Who We Thought They Were.  [Scroll down]  The couple has refused to hire unions to work in its vineyard and other business interests, even as Pelosi has collected $365,500 in political contributions from labor groups in 2012.  She has also railed against bankers despite the fact that her husband's colleagues are her staunchest allies, contributing $500,000 in 2012, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.  Hambrecht, Pelosi's UFL partner, is in the latter group.  He has contributed $160,000 to Democratic candidates since 2007, including $22,000 to Pelosi and her Super PAC, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Coach: Pelosis in Breach of Contract.  A new lawsuit brought by a former NFL coach charges the husband of House minority leader Nancy Pelosi with breach of contract.  Dennis Green, former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, is accusing Paul Pelosi and business partner Bill Hambrecht of failing to honor the $1.5 million contract he signed to coach Pelosi's football team, the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

Pelosi: Civil Contempt Lawsuit Against Holder About Vote Suppression.  Fast & Furious was a gun walking scheme set in place by the government.  It caused numerous guns to walk into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and 300+ Mexicans.  There are still 1,000+ guns missing.  They're also linked to numerous other crimes in Mexico.  It has nothing to do with anyone's right to vote.

Whistle-blower, documents: Illinois state workers forced to attend Pelosi, Jesse Jackson Jr. event on taxpayer dime.  Documents and a whistle-blower affidavit obtained by The Daily Caller charge that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., participated in an unethical — and possibly illegal — effort to force 76 employees of an Illinois state agency to engage in political activity on the taxpayers' dime.  According to the whistle-blower, Rev. Jackson also encouraged the government employees to load first-generation and low-income college students up with student loan debt — because Democrats in Congress, he allegedly promised, would eventually pass laws to forgive that debt later.  "[T]hose people will continue to vote Democratic," Jackson Sr. said, according to the whistle-blower.

Nancy Pelosi's greatest "it's a conspiracy" hits.  The lawmaker most prone to imagining shadowy secret cabals influencing our politics is undoubtedly House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Nancy Pelosi accuses Republicans of trying to kill children with E. coli.  Republicans don't want to spend money to protect children from the E. coli bacteria, said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during a campaign event Monday [8/6/2012] in support of a Democrat running for a Florida congressional seat.

Unfit to Govern.  Nancy Pelosi, the leader who warned that we were losing "500 million jobs a month" without the stimulus bill and who said "God bless them" regarding Occupy Wall Street but condemned the tea party as "AstroTurf," has declared that the Republican Party supports E. coli.  True, it's not news when Pelosi mangles the facts.  But until her colleagues demote her, she remains the leader of House Democrats.

Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House.  [Scroll down]  "My chair was getting crowded in," said Pelosi.  "I swear this happened, never happened before, it never happened since."  "My chair was getting crowded in and I couldn't figure out what it was, it was like this," she said.  "And then I realized Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, you name it, they were all in that chair, they were," said Pelosi.  "More than I named and I could hear them say:  'At last we have a seat at the table.'  And then they were gone."  This was not the only time Pelosi has told this story.  On June 6 of this year she told it during an event celebrating her 25 years of political service.

Pelosi: Obama Has Created Many "Expansions Of Freedom".  Citing ObamaCare, the Lilly Ledbetter Act and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) says President Obama has enacted many "expansions of freedom."  In a speech to Campus Progress, where she received an award, Pelosi said the Affordable Care Act is "about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Top 10 most dangerous liberals.  [#10]  Nancy Pelosi:  It will take years, if not decades, to undo the damage done by the spending spree during Pelosi's tenure as speaker of the House.  From 2006 to 2010, the nation racked up trillions of dollars in debt, largely due to spending bills initiated by Pelosi's Democratic House majority.  And without her strong-armed tactics, Obamacare never would have become law.

Welcome to the welfare state: Obama's 'badge of honor'.  Nancy Pelosi says President Obama should embrace the "Food Stamp President" label as a badge of honor — and he has.  Food stamp use has risen 100 percent in three years.  Welfare reform has been rolled back through work requirement waivers.  The USDA holds "food stamp parties" to hook seniors, and Obama's Ag secretary calls welfare "economic stimulus."

Pelosi: Bill That Would Defund Obamacare, Planned Parenthood Is 'An Immorality'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday [7/19/2012] that a Republican appropriations bill that would defund Planned Parenthood and the Patient Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) is "an immorality."  On Wednesday, Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, introduced legislation for fiscal year 2013 that would cut $6.3 billion and prohibit any further funding to implement Obamcare and would also cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, an organization which says that it did 329,445 abortions in 2010.

The Awakened Giant Likes Tea.  By inexplicably siding with the court's left wing and upholding the president's signature achievement — government-run socialized health care — Roberts has given Democrats a shiny election-year package adorned with a judicial-activist bow.  The excessive celebration has begun.  Nancy Pelosi immediately released a statement gloating, "We made history. ... We completed unfinished business!"

Pelosi whinnies from the pastures.  If so many of today's incumbent politicians are yesterday, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the Day Before.  Surely the icing on the cake in 2010 midterm elections was the end to Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker.  Though she's tried ever since to advance the philosophy that being Minority Leader for the 112th Congress is just as good, Pelosi's clout went out with the tide of 63 lost Dem seats.

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Part Duh.  Revealing yet another portion of the chamber of horrors that is her power obsessed mind, Pelosi channeled Hillary Clinton, experiencing a vicarious flashback to Clinton's infamous "vast right wing conspiracy" moment.  Never mind that there are hundreds of Mexicans and an American Border Control Agent dead as the result of sophisticated automatic weapons ending up in the hands of known, hardened criminals.  It should not matter to voters that this is a result of the current administration's irresponsible, scandalous Fast and Furious gun walking operation.  Finding out how that happened and who is ultimately responsible for those deaths is not important.

More about the Fast and Furious scandal.

Pelosi: If mandate ruled unconstitutional, rest of health law won't work.  If the Supreme Court rules the individual mandate unconstitutional, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the rest of the health care law wouldn't work from a "financial standpoint."

Rove: Pelosi 'sounds like Mad Red Queen' with arrest threat.  Karl Rove said Rep. Nancy Pelosi was "dead wrong" when she suggested Wednesday that she could have had him arrested.  "The only way I could have been arrested is if the House adopted the resolution, which it did not," the Republican operative and former adviser to President George W. Bush told Fox News on Wednesday night [6/20/2012].

Dems avoid, Republicans slam Pelosi theory on Holder contempt push.  A day after Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of targeting Attorney General Eric Holder because of his department's crackdown on state voter ID laws, GOP lawmakers dismissed the claim as "hogwash" while Democrats kept their distance.  Asked about Pelosi's claim at Thursday's [6/21/2012] press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney would not say that the administration shares her theory.

Pelosi: Justice for Brian Terry Isn't As Important As Jobs.  This morning the buzz about former Speaker Nancy Pelosi revolves around her statement that she could have arrested Karl Rove at any time.  But if you dig deeper into the story, you come across a quote that shows just how heartless this woman really is.

Pelosi Says Contempt Charge a Right-Wing Scheme on Voter Rights.  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted Wednesday's contempt proceedings over the Oversight and Government Reform committee's Fast and Furious investigation as a "shameful display of abuse of power" by House Republicans.  She claims it's part of a right-wing "over-the-edge" scheme to strike back against Attorney General Eric Holder for defending voting rights across the country.

The Editor says...
I hesitate to quote from (or link to) ABC News on this web site, but I do so in this case to illustrate that the article above is a news report with the reporter's opinion seamlessly injected here and there.  The statement that Eric Holder is defending voting rights across the country is a canard, because the right of living U.S. citizens (18 or over) to vote one time in each election are not under attack anywhere, as far as I know, and there is therefore no need for Eric Holder to go on the defense.

No, Ms. Pelosi, We Aren't Suppressing, but Holder is Pushing Fraud.  Among legal voters, the order is a political wash:  It might attract some votes from legal Hispanic citizens, but it also will even further turn off another block of voters who hate amensty or who object to flagrant executive overreacch.  But by providing a sort of documentation to 800,000 new people, it also makes it easier for those 800,000 to vote.  Holder and Obama know this.  They approve of it.  And Pelosi knows it.

Pelosi: Obamacare Is 'A Right'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at her Thursday [6/7/2012] press briefing that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — AKA Obamacre — is not a privilege but "a right."  At the same time, Pelosi also said Social Security and Medicare are rights.

Pelosi: Obamacare Will Be Upheld 6-3, 'Because I Know the Constitution'.  [Scroll down]  Pelosi, in reference to how the nine-judge court will rule, said, "6-3.  That's it.  6-3."  She was then asked why she was so confident about her prediction, "Do you have a crystal ball or what is your confidence — you wrote the bill but why do you have this confidence?"  Pelosi said:  "Because I know the Constitution.  This bill is ironclad.  It is ironclad."

When Pelosi Says 'Free,' Reach for Your Wallet.  On Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi explained to the Commonwealth Club the reason Washington passed Obamacare.  Even if everyone in America "loved" his own health care plan, Pelosi argued, Congress had to pass President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act because American health care was "unsustainable financially."  Yes, Pelosi actually believes Washington had to get involved in health care to reduce its cost.  The Democratic leader then listed some of Obamacare's new benefits:  "free" annual checkups and preventive care and the ability of adult children to stay on their parents' policies until age 26.

San Francisco to rename street after Pelosi.  "Middle Drive East" which connects Martin Luthjer King Jr. Drive and John F Kennedy Drive in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park will now be renamed in honor of Pelosi and her 25 years of service in Congress.  San Francisco is the second city to name a street after Pelosi.

Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate.  President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it.  Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year.  Republicans forced the vote by offering the president's plan on the Senate floor.

Reid, Pelosi: America's Least Favorite Politicians.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) may occupy some of the most powerful positions in Congress, but they're also two of the most reviled American politicians, according to a new Rasmussen poll.

Still Clueless: What Is the Tea Party?  For the Obama camp and mainstream media to have the unmitigated gall to say the Occupy movement is equal to the Tea Party makes for off-the-chain arrogance and shameless lying. [...] No one has been raped at a Tea Party.  Rapes are occurring at OWS.  No property, government or private, has been vandalized or destroyed by Tea Party patriots.  OWS has been trashing businesses.  No feces has been thrown or used to make a point at a Tea Party, but OWS dumped a bucket of feces in a public building.  No arrests have been made at a Tea Party, but we have over 7,000 at OWS.  And yet, Democrat Nancy Pelosi said God bless OWS while calling the Tea Party Nazi.

Pelosi: Obama's Gay Marriage Reversal 'Not Political at All,' 'Nothing to Do with Money'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Barack Obama's embrace of same-sex "marriage" on Wednesday was not political "at all," nor due to concerns over fundraising from the LGBT community, adding that she's not "big in the bundler crowd."  At her weekly press conference with reporters on Thursday, Pelosi was asked whether fundraising may have affected the president's decision to endorse homosexual "marriage," and if she had spoken to friends, donors and "bundlers" who now are more enthusiastic for Obama because of his apparent "evolution" on the issue.

Nancy Pelosi's top 10 gaffes.  Here are some of the most outrageous claims made by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Did then Speaker of the House Pelosi Lie About Her Knowledge of Waterboarding?  Yes she did, according to a new book by the CIA's former counterterrorism chief, Jose Rodriguez.

Pelosi denies lying about waterboarding.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reiterated that she never received a briefing on waterboarding, contrary to the former CIA counterterrorism head who says he personally briefed her on the interrogation techniques.  "This is once again totally false," Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill told The Washington Examiner.  "The independent CIA Inspector General conducted a review and the findings are consistent with what Leader Pelosi has maintained all along."  In 2009, Pelosi denied knowing that the CIA waterboarded high-value terrorist detainees.  "We were not — I repeat — were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used," she told reporters.

Nancy Pelosi Seeks To Rewrite First Amendment.  Leave it to Nancy Pelosi, who said we had to pass ObamaCare in order to find out what's in it, to suggest that a document we had well over two centuries to read was misinterpreted by the court in its Citizens United decision wherein it held that corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts on political advocacy as long as they do not coordinate with candidates or campaigns.

Pelosi: GOP Wants 'Subsidies for Big Oil,' Democrats Want to 'Prevent Breast Cancer'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said women's health care is the "old favorite target" of Republicans when it comes to budget cuts, adding that while the GOP wants "to protect subsidies for big oil," Democrats want to "prevent breast cancer" and "immunize our children."

Keep the First Amendment.  The phrase "stunning development" is used far too often in our politics, but here is an item that can be described in no other way:  Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats, frustrated by the fact that the Bill of Rights interferes with their desire to muzzle their political opponents, have proposed to repeal the First Amendment.  That is precisely what the so-called People's Rights Amendment would do.

Nancy Pelosi's Constitution.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — the speaker of the House when Obamacare was passed — has an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune highlighting her constitutional confusion. [...] Nowhere in her column does Pelosi actually grapple with two issues:  the fact that Article III, giving Congress the power to regulate the jurisdiction of federal courts, is actually in the Constitution; she does not identify the constitutionally enumerated power that gives federal government the authority mandate the purchase of health insurance or otherwise implement Obamacare.

And America's least-liked congressional leader is...  On the other side of the like scale, Pelosi is the easy winner of the most unfavorable rating, pulling away with nearly two-out-of-three (60%), and trailed by, of course, another Democrat, Reid with 48% unfavorable.  Next highest unfavorable is Boehner at 42% with McConnell the winner of sorts of least disliked at 36% unfavorable.  The same surveys found that a depressing 48% of likely voters believe that most of the 435 members of Congress are corrupt.

Pelosi: 'Congress Has Always Been A Mockery'.  "Congress has always been a mockery," Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared in an interview on "The Charlie Rose Show" Monday night [4/2/2012].  Commenting on the public's current low opinion of Congress, Pelosi said "Congress has always been a mockery since the beginning of our country":  "Congress has always — let's put this in perspective — Congress has always been a mockery since the beginning of our country and if you looked at the history of it, they've always been fighting over one thing or another."

Yes, Nancy Pelosi, We are Serious.  [Scroll down]  She seemed to have been taken by surprise by the question in the chaotic hubbub of the announcement that the Senate might pass its version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or the ACA, or Obamacare, or Public Law 111-148).  Or at least she was stunned by the idea that anyone would question the government's "right" to conceive of and pass such a law.  No one else was questioning the legality of such a law.  All other questions patronized her alleged wisdom about its necessity.  Her flunky press spokesman (with the ironic title of communications director) simply repeated the answer, and shoed [sic] the annoying reporter away.

Yes, Congresswoman Pelosi, We're Serious: On the Constitutionality of Obamacare.  Several times during the debate and deliberation, my mind harkened back to the words of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  Remarking on the original Obamacare bill, Pelosi infamously said that first "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."  Even more outrageous was another Pelosi observation, especially given the pivotal role of the Supreme Court.  In October 2009, Pelosi was asked by a reporter if the healthcare legislation was constitutional.

Remembering Nancy Pelosi's Syria Junket.  Five years ago this coming Wednesday, House Majority leader Nancy Pelosi defied President Bush's request and his strategy isolating Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad by going to Damascus.  "We do not encourage and, in fact, we discourage members of Congress to make such visits to Syria," the White House spokesman said.  "This is a country that is a state sponsor of terror."  Pelosi would have none of that.  She had known evil and to her, he resided in the White House.  The Syrian dictator, however, was a reforming, Western educated eye doctor.

Pelosi held over 400 fundraisers in one year.  NPR reporter Andrea Seabrook recently toured with Nancy Pelosi during a fundraising swing through Texas covering two days, five or six events, three cities.  When asked by Seabrook how often she attends fundraisers a week, she replies, "A lot, you know.  They're either on the phone or attending events.  But I think they've said this year I've attended almost 400 fundraisers in nearly 40 cities."

Pelosi: Rush 'Deserves a Great Deal of Credit for the Courage' To Break House Rules.  You would think that Nancy "drain the swamp" Pelosi, the minority leader, would reprimand the Congressman Rush for making a fool of himself and disgracing the Congress.  But no.

Pelosi Has 'No Idea' If Supreme Court Will Hold Individual Mandate Constitutional.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) who in 2009 rebuked a reporter for asking her where the Constitution authorized Congress to require people to buy health insurance — "Are you serious? Are you serious?" she said then — now says she has "no idea" if the Supreme Court will rule that the mandate is in fact constitutional.

Pelosi: Food Stamp President 'Badge Of Honor'.  Speaking at Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi addressed recent comments by Newt Ginginch referring to Obama as the "Food Stamp President" because more Americans have fallen into poverty and had to seek government assistance.  According to Ms. Pelosi, this was a "Badge of Honor".

Pelosi: Obamacare Allows You to Quit Your Job and Become 'Whatever'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday [3/22/2012] that Obamacare facilitates the type of "liberation" that the "Founders had in mind" because it allows you to quit your job and become a "photographer," a "writer," a "musician" — or "whatever."  "As you hear from these stories, this is a liberation," Pelosi said at a Capitol Hill news conference Thursday.  "This is what our founders had in mind — ever expanding opportunity for people.

Levin on Pelosi: We're being ruled by the dumbest people in America.  Levin says that when it seems like stuff the Democrats say can't get any stranger, it does.  And this time it's Nancy Pelosi arguing that ObamaCare fulfills the Declaration of Independence.  Yeah, she really said that.

Pelosi: Give Us ObamaCare, Or Give Us Death.  As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of ObamaCare, the former House speaker says its purpose is to guarantee our inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Pelosi is Congress' most unpopular leader.  Just 29 percent give [House Minority Leader Nancy] Pelosi, the former speaker struggling to win back the House majority, a favorable rating.  [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid's favorable rating is lower, at 24 percent.

The Bell Tolls for Breitbart.  The president of NOW, an organization that should have lost all credibility when it continued to support Bill Clinton, announced that the bishops really want the police power of the state to prevent women from taking birth control.  Still, even they must have known that this wasn't winning over a lot of the skeptics, and so Nancy Pelosi offered up space to a Georgetown University Law school student named Sandra Fluke, who whined that because that Catholic university doesn't provide contraceptive coverage in its health care insurance she had to pay $3,000 over a three year period for it.  Representative Pelosi trembled with joy to have a dog and pony show artiste like this to make her point to the low information voters.

Pelosi 2008: Bush to Blame for High Gas Prices; Pelosi 2012: Wall Street to Blame for High Gas Prices.  Obviously the Democrats are worried their golden boy will be taking heat for skyrocketing gas prices so this week they've gone on the offensive.  Their diversionary tactics will probably work since the media will dutifully carry their water.

Nancy Pelosi on Gasoline Prices.  The congresswomen's comments are so cartoonish, I don't even have to comment on them.

Dem leader Pelosi blames Wall Street for spike in gas prices.  Oil speculators, not a lack of domestic drilling, are to blame for the nation's rising gas prices, the top House Democrat argued Wednesday [2/22/2012].

What happened to all that talk about draining the swamp?
Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelection.  Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has endorsed Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), whose reelection bid has been plagued by an ethics investigation.  Pelosi joins President Obama and several other top Democrats in their endorsement of the Chicago lawmaker as he goes up against former Democratic Rep. Debbie Halvorson (Ill.) in a fierce primary battle next month.

Pelosi Raises $400k at home of lobbyist for company that booted protesters from Zuccotti Park.
Nancy Pelosi Sells out Occupy.  Politico Influence reports that House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and minority whip Steny Hoyer raised $400,000 last night [2/14/2012] at a fundraiser held at the home of Democratic lobbyists Heather and Tony Podesta.  Heather Podesta runs the firm Heather Podesta and Partners.

Pelosi: Govt. Should Require Church To Pay for Birth Control.  House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday morning [2/16/2012] that the government should require self-insured religious institutions, such as the Catholic church in Washington, D.C., to directly pay for contraception and abortifacients.

Nancy Pelosi: Religious Freedom is an "Excuse" When It Comes to Women's Health.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a press conference Thursday [2/9/2012] that Republicans are using religious freedom as an excuse to change the law in a way that will be harmful to women's health.  This was in regard to the pushback against Catholic employees being required to cover birth control and abortifacients, which violates Church doctrine.

This week's grand prize for doublespeak goes to Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi: 'I am going to stick with fellow Catholics' in supporting Obama birth control mandate.  Even as the United States' Catholic bishops have launched an all-out campaign against the Obama administration's birth control mandate and urged their flocks to resistance, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has invoked the support of "fellow Catholics" to justify her position in favor of the mandate. ... The comment came as at least 164 Catholic bishops across the country, representing over 90% of the country's dioceses, have blasted the mandate, in many cases ensuring that letters were read to the faithful during Sunday Mass calling the mandate unconstitutional and unjust.

Pelosi might have skirted House ethics rules on campaign solicitations.  The Democratic leader was holding a briefing to promote a campaign finance disclosure bill when she said she was "asking people to contribute to us, if they want to elect more reformers to Congress."  House ethics rules prohibit members of Congress from soliciting campaign donations in House office buildings, including the Capitol Visitor Center, where Pelosi was speaking.  A section of the U.S. criminal code also prohibits fund-raising in federal buildings.

Full-of-Pelosi.  While she was discussing Obamacare she said:  "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy."  Unemployment checks create jobs?  Really?  They do according to Nancy:  "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."  Fossil fuels make a great alternative to — fossil fuels.  Yes she said this:  "I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels," she said at one point.  Natural gas "is cheap, abundant and clean compared to fossil fuels," she said at another.

Oops, she did it again.  Nancy Pelosi is "glad" that President Obama ignored the Advice and Consent requirement of the Constitution on his recent appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the new bureaucratic beast, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Ms. Pelosi has shown her contempt for the Constitution before.  When asked where in the Constitution she found the power to pass Obamacare, Pelosi said, "Are you serious?"  President Obama shows a similar contempt about whether the Constitution constrains him.

Throw 'Em All Out... And Good Riddance!  [Scroll down]  Another tool of corruption is the IPO (which, according to [Peter] Schweizer, means "Invest in Politicians Often").  Companies about to go public invite certain strategically-placed politicians to make the first purchases in the offering, before the stockbrokers or anyone else.  You can't really call it a payoff.  Nancy Pelosi is a particularly avid IPO fan.  She and her husband made an incredibly large purchase of the Visa IPO amounting to 10% of their stock portfolio, raking off nearly a 50% profit on the original purchase in only two days.  (Nancy Pelosi also had a station built on a light rail line in San Francisco near one of her office buildings.  Real estate manipulation is yet another tool of the privileged class.)

Did Pelosi Commit Blackmail?  House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi recently said that if Newt Gingrich is the Republican nominee, she will disclose what Americans do not now know about him out of confidential House Ethics Committee investigations.  Newt noted that this was an ethical violation itself, which caused Pelosi to back off her earlier threat, but there is more at issue than just House Ethics Committee rules.  The House Democrat Leader may well have committed blackmail.

Another Load of Trickle-Up Economics.  So... if rich people opening businesses aren't creating jobs in the private sector, then who is?  For the answer, we turn to an even greater economic genius, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA, current net worth $35.5 million.)  Yesterday she repeated a theory she made famous some years ago, and which has become one of the bedrock principles of the Obama Administration:  jobs are created by people who don't have jobs, through the magic of unemployment insurance, whose extension will create 600,000 jobs.

Pelosi: Extending Unemployment Benefits Would Create '600,000 Jobs'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that extending unemployment benefits would add "600,000 jobs to our economy."  She also said that the money from unemployment benefits creates a "safety net" for the U.S. economy because it "injects demand into the economy — creating jobs."

Nancy Pelosi, Down and Dirty.  [Scroll down]  Of course, an endless parade of dirty Democratic scandals earlier this year had already completely obliterated what was left of Pelosi's Mop-and-Glo reformer image.  She and other liberal feminists rallied around disgraced Twitter freak and former N.Y. Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner even as evidence mounted that he lied to them.  And used taxpayer resources and government buildings while sexting.  And recklessly neglected to ensure that his Internet paramours were of legal age.

Pelosi Ridicules Catholics' "Conscience Thing" on Abortion Requirement.  Catholics who believe the federal government should not be able to compel healthcare providers to perform abortions "have this conscience thing" that they really need to overcome, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the Washington Post recently.  Otherwise, she said, women "could die" from a lack of access to abortion services.

Nancy Pelosi Wants A Federal Babysitting Service.  Buried in a Washington Post story about Herman Cain calling Nancy Pelosi, "Princess Nancy" is a new policy idea that Pelosi has been pitching recently during her short tour through California.  "One of the great pieces of unfinished business is high-quality child care; I wonder why we just can't do that," she recently said to a California audience.

Pelosi Leads List Of Conflict Of Interest Dems.  The brewing scandal is complicated, but here's the Reader's Digest version:  After a Pelosi staffer left to lobby on behalf of credit-card giant Visa, Pelosi delayed bringing to the House floor a bill to end lucrative "swipe fees" for Visa and other credit providers.  The bill couldn't have come at a worse time for Visa.  It planned to launch an $18 billion public stock offering, so stalling Hill action became a priority.  The San Francisco-based company curried favor with Pelosi by pumping cash into her re-election efforts, earning its CEO a rare one-on-one meeting with the speaker.  At the same time, Visa offered her husband a VIP cut of the IPO.

'Throw them all out' sounds like a good start.  Hoover Institution scholar Peter Schweizer is making huge waves this week with advance coverage of his book "Throw Them All Out" on "60 Minutes" and in a Newsweek piece by Peter Boyer.  CBS and Newsweek focused on Schweizer's contention that because Congress exempts itself from laws it imposes on the rest of us, senators and representatives can engage in insider stock trading with impunity.  Among the most outrageous examples, according to Schweizer, is that of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who, with her millionaire husband, bought between $1 million and $5 million (members of Congress only have to report such investments in broad categories rather than nickels and dimes like the rest of us) in an initial public offering from Visa.

Pelosi's investments questioned in CBS report.  [Steve] Kroft asked Pelosi why she and her investor husband, Paul Pelosi, bought an initial public offering of stock in Visa, the San Francisco-based credit card company, in March of 2008.  The same month, former House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., introduced the Credit Card Fair Fee Act, which would have given merchants the power to negotiate lower fees with credit card companies.  The bill, hostile to the credit card industry, was passed by the committee but never brought to the floor.  Pelosi was speaker at the time, and controlled which legislation came to a vote.

Pelosi Vs. Boeing — And Jobs.  The ex-House Speaker who promised millions of jobs from ObamaCare says that not creating jobs is better than creating nonunion jobs.  But then she also believes unemployment checks grow the economy.

Top 10 Looniest Liberals:  [#2]  Nancy Pelosi:  She left a legacy of debt and out-of-control spending during her four years as House speaker.  The arrogance of the Left has rarely been more transparent than when Pelosi uttered these infamous words about the pending ObamaCare legislation:  "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy."

Proof that Obama is out of his mind:
Obama: Pelosi was 'one of the best' Speakers, will be back in 2013.  President Obama on Saturday [10/29/2011] said Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was a great House Speaker and that she will get that job back after the 2012 elections.  "I am biased, but I think Nancy was one of the best Speakers of the House this country ever had," Obama said after Pelosi had introduced him at the National Italian American Foundation gala.

Pelosi's disclosure belated in husband's land deal.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's husband, a real estate developer and investment banker, stands to make millions of dollars in a previously undisclosed residential real estate project in California as a partner with the father of a woman Mrs. Pelosi helped become ambassador to Hungary, records show.  Paul F. Pelosi's investment in Russell Ranch is worth at least $5 million and possibly as much as $25 million in a deal put together by his friend and longtime business associate, Angelo Tsakopoulos, patriarch of a multimillion-dollar real estate development firm, according to Mrs. Pelosi's latest personal-disclosure statement.

Pelosi Supports Occupy Wall Street Movement.  House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she supports the growing nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement, which began on the streets of downtown New York City in mid-September. ... Pelosi added that the failure of TARP, commonly known as the bank bailout, to add liquidity to the Main Street marketplace is fueling Americans' animosity towards Wall Street.

The Editor says...
TARP was Obama's idea.  If it's a failure (and it is), your beef is with him, not the banks!

Solargate Opens Wide.  It turns out a recent recipient of the administration's largesse is from the House of Pelosi.  The green energy scandal keeps picking up speed.

$737 Million Green Jobs Loan Given to Nancy Pelosi's Brother-In-Law.  It's increasingly hard to tell the government's green jobs subsidies apart from the Democrats' friends and family rewards program.

Liberals and Magical Math.  Nancy Pelosi has made what could quite possibly be the most imbecilic utterances ... regarding job creation and stimulating the economy:
 •  Unemployment benefits "injects demand into the economy."
 •  Unemployment benefits "is a job creator."
 •  "Unemployment insurance, the economists tell us, return $2 for every $1 that is put out there for unemployment insurance."
 •  It creates jobs to help reduce the deficit.
 •  "This is one of the biggest stimuluses to our economy.  Economists will tell you this money is spent quickly.  It injects demand into the economy, and is job creating."
 •  Unemployment insurance "creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name because, again, it is money that is needed for families to survive, and it is spent.  So it has a double benefit.  It helps those who have lost their jobs, but it also is a job creator."
 •  "It is the biggest bang for the buck when you do food stamps and unemployment insurance.  The biggest bang for the buck."

Nancy Pelosi: 'You can kiss Medicare goodbye'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a mid-morning press conference Thursday [07/28/2011], sharply denouncing Speaker John Boehner's debt limit plan, which will come up for a vote later in the day.  If Boehner's proposal becomes law, Pelosi said, "You can kiss Medicare goodbye."

'Life on this planet' about to change.  That thoughtful observer of the passing parade, Nancy Pelosi, weighed in on the "debt ceiling" negotiations the other day:  "What we're trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget.  We're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today."  It's always good to have things explained in terms we simpletons can understand.

To [Heck] with You People.  Tom Friedman — who knows a bit about Hezbollah — calls the tea partiers the "Hezbollah faction" of the GOP bent on taking the country on a "suicide mission."  All over the place, conservative Republicans are "hostage takers" and "terrorists," "terrorists" and "traitors."  They want to "end life as we know it on this planet," says Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi's Energy Savings Program Evaporates.  The House Chief Administrative Office announced Thursday [8/4/2011] that the Architect of the Capitol's Office will take over the functions of the program that expanded House recycling and led to thousands of energy-efficient light bulbs being installed on the Hill.

Pelosi's Reactionary Liberalism.  Nancy Pelosi on today's vote:  "What we're trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget.  We're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today."  Why?  What's so great about life on this planet as we know it today?  Let liberals defend the status quo.  We conservatives seek to improve life on this planet.

Pelosi: 'My Work in Politics' Is 'An Extension of My Role as a Mom'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that she views her role in politics as an extension of her role as a mother. ... Pelosi said, "Look, I am a mom and a grandmother.  I view my work in politics as an extension of my role as a mom.  There are things we want to do for our children that are simply beyond us."

An Aristocracy of Incompetence.  [Scroll down]  Consider Nancy Pelosi's explanation of her failure to connect the dots on waterboarding.  Despite other committee members' clear recollections of the disclosure of enhanced interrogation techniques, Ms. Pelosi claims to have heard no such thing at the same meetings.  Deaf, daydreaming, dumb, whatever — incompetence-based explanations are apparently acceptable; just don't call her a liar.  Pelosi was lying, but banking on incompetence, clearly of the opinion that indefensible lying is a disqualifier but incompetence no problem.  Did Pelosi detail her low standards while campaigning?

Pelosi Prediction Backfires? Glitches Arise in Health Law.  Back in March 2010, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, uttered the now-famous words, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy."  Pelosi was talking about the health care law, and it appears she was right about the fact that it was full of unknowns.  It turns out that, due to a glitch in the law, roughly three million middle-income Americans could wind up on Medicaid — which was designed to assist the country's poorest citizens.

Pelosi's wealth grows by 62 percent.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her net worth rise 62 percent last year, cementing her status as one of the wealthiest members of Congress.  Pelosi was worth at least $35.2 million in the 2010 calendar year, according to a financial disclosure report released Wednesday [6/15/2011].  She reported a minimum of $43.4 million in assets and about $8.2 milion in liabilities.

Rep. Alcee Hastings (Democrat) Faces Sexual Harassment Charges.  I'm sure feminist Nancy Pelosi will jump right in and declare that Hastings should resign for the good of the People.

Pelosi: Obama Doesn't Need Congressional Authorization for Libya Action.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she is "very protective of congressional prerogative" regarding military action but believes that President Barack Obama did not need Congress' authorization to take action against Libya and does not need it today to continue with the operation.

This is the woman who said she was going to "drain the swamp" — five years ago!
Pelosi declines to call for Weiner's resignation.  Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the decision should be up to the congressman and his New York constituents.

Two days later...
Pelosi and Other Leaders Call on Weiner to Resign.  The House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, on Saturday called on Representative Anthony D. Weiner to resign, underscoring the growing concern among Democrats that his online exchanges with women had become a distraction for the party.

The Editor says...
The article above appeared in the New York Times, and — by the time I looked for it — was replaced by something less damaging to the Democratic Party.  The excerpt above came from Lucianne dot com.

Capitol Hill's Other Dirty Laundry.  [Democratic New York Rep. Anthony] Weiner's dirty laundry is just the latest addition to a teeming heap of scandal.  To wit:  The committee still hasn't issued a final report into last year's reckless Capitol Hill predator du jour, former Democratic New York Rep. Eric Massa.  He's the notorious creep who serially groped male staffers and subjected interns to "tickle fights" for months while then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looked the other way.  Then there's Beltway swamp queen Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters.

Nancy Pelosi, ObamaCare Waiver Queen.  Remember when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got all wound up in March 2010 about the passage of ObamaCare and told the assembled conventioneers at the National Association of Counties that the bill's reforms were going to make health care in America "very, very exciting"?  To lift "the fog of controversy" off the legislation, all Congress had to do, she explained, was "pass the bill so that you can find out what's in it." ... In fact, it was the same for the members of Congress.  The marching order from the White House was to pass the bill post-haste without reading it, without finding out "what's in it."

Superficiality: A necessary part of liberal-progressive-socialism.  [Scroll down]  This combination of presumption and superficiality was prominently displayed during the Democrat-Socialist Party's ram-rodding Obamacare through Congress.  Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrat-Socialists were unconcerned that hardly anyone had even read the entire bundle of Obamacare legislation, and that no one could foresee all of its destructive effects.  When asked whether certain aspects of Obamacare are unconstitutional, Mrs. Pelosi said, in effect, that there are no limits on government power; the Federal government (provided that it is in the hands of liberal-progressives) can do whatever it deems desirable.

President Obama's Abuse Of Power.  Example #1:  The Daily Caller last week reported that nearly half of the 204 waivers to the strictures of ObamaCare granted in April were to constituents that generally supported the Democratic Party's push to pass the legislation.  They included the widely reported granting of 38 waivers — 20% of the total — to upscale restaurants, night clubs and hotels in former House Speaker and current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district, including a hotel that advertises itself as "four diamond luxury in the heart of city."  In addition, 31 waivers were granted to unions, and 27 to health care or drug companies.

Waive Me.  Yes, smack dab in the middle of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's congressional district, a cluster of San Francisco small businesses is among the latest recipients of get-out-of-Obamacare passes.  As Jamie Dupree of Cox Media Group and Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller pointed out this week, there are at least two dozen Bay Area companies — including bars, restaurants, hotels, tourist shops, real estate and auto firms — that have secured temporary, one-year reprieves from the federal law.  It's the San Francisco Treat that voters didn't foresee until after the bill was rammed down their throats.

Pelosi's District Gets 20% of Latest ObamaCare Waivers.  On the federal level, of course, Former House speaker Nancy Pelosi was instrumental in securing ObamaCare's passage.  And now, for a disproportionate number of businesses in Pelosi's San Francisco district, ObamaCare is not their problem, not any more.  As if having entire states get waivers wasn't enough of a debacle, now there's this nonsense.

Obamacare waivers to gourmet restaurants, nightclubs, in Nancy Pelosi's district.  Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama's administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Northern California district.  That's in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama's Department of Health and Human Services approved.

Restaurants, Cafes in Pelosi's District Eat Up Health Care Law Waivers.  Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district was the hands-down winner in the latest set of health care law waivers announced by the Obama administration.  More than three dozen businesses with locations in Pelosi's district were granted temporary exemptions from the law in April, according to information released by the Department of Health and Human Services.  The businesses — mostly restaurants and cafes, with a few upscale hotels and clubs mixed in — accounted for about 20 percent of all waivers granted last month.

Pelosi Sends Out Pro-Abortion Fundraising Email for Mother's Day.  Nancy Pelosi and democrats are absolutely outraged that Republicans would dare pass legislation that will ban taxpayer funded abortions.  According to democrats, it's the American taxpayer's obligation to pay for abortion.

Pelosi and Progressive Neo-Leninism.  During the healthcare debate, then-Speaker Pelosi urged fellow Democrats to sacrifice their careers for the greater good of voting for a measure considered indispensable to the broader range of party goals.  Which of course is exactly what happened.  In April 2011, the liberal Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) released its report on the 2010 Congressional Voting Record in which it stated that "most of the high-ADA-scoring Democrats (the most enthusiastic backers of a progressive activist agenda) were reelected, whereas low-ADA-scoring 'moderates' were not."

Compare and Contrast.  Nancy Pelosi, press conference, September 7, 2006:  ["][E]ven if [Osama bin Laden] is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late.  He has done more damage the longer he has been out there.  But, in fact, the damage that he has done ... is done.  And even to capture him now I don't think makes us any safer.["]  Nancy Pelosi, earlier today [5/2/2011]:  ["]The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida. ...["]

2008: Pelosi blames high gas prices on "oil men in the White House".  Back in 2008 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, "The price of oil is at the doorstep.  Four dollars plus per gallon for oil is attributed to two oil men in the White House."  Oddly enough, Pelosi is now conspicuously silent about gas prices.  No public comments.  No press conferences.  No interviews.

Pelosi Blamed 'Oil Men in the White House' for Gas Prices in '08, Now Who's To Blame?  Back in 2008 then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) knew where she wanted to place the blame for high gas prices.  "The price of oil is at the doorstep — 4 dollars plus per gallon for oil, is attributed to two oil men in the White House," Pelosi said in a CNN interview on July 17th, 2008.  Now that President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are out of the White House, Pelosi has been silent on the issue.  She has made no public comments on gas prices over the past few months.

Mother Nancy Pelosi.  Many politicians envision themselves in an exalted roll and then act accordingly.  Some imagine themselves as a benevolent father figure, others as a populist folk hero, but the most nausea-inducing usually see themselves as the savior of mankind.  It has become very clear, particularly since she became Speaker of the House, that Nancy Pelosi sees herself as Mother Teresa, obligated by divine decree to take care of every American.

Nancy Calls for Kumbaya.  Pity poor Nancy Pelosi — the House minority leader is stuck in the past.  Speaking to a college crowd last Friday [4/8/2011], she admonished her audience:  "The fact is, is that elections shouldn't matter as much as they do."  Of course not.  She just lost one.

Our Unelected Rulers.  Former House speaker Nancy Pelosi says "elections shouldn't matter as much as they do."  Maybe they don't even matter as much as she thinks they do.  It seems that bureaucrats are making our laws.

Touching Down On Planet Pelosi.  The Pelosi Congress spent all the trillions that America couldn't afford, squandering our children's future on stimulus packages that didn't stimulate and a government takeover of the nation's health insurance system.  Now Pelosi says, "Democrats are in the lead on fiscal soundness" — a statement that would be a real knee-slapper if it weren't so terrifying in what it reveals of the Democratic Party's economic policy psychosis.

Pelosi edits honorary resolution... on Pelosi.  The Democratic National Committee wanted to honor Nancy Pelosi Thursday — but its praise wasn't good enough for the House minority leader.  When the DNC's Resolutions Committee brought up a resolution commemorating Pelosi's years as speaker of the House, Pelosi's daughter sought to alter the proposal at her mother's behest, adding some of the accomplishments that the elder Pelosi felt the committee had overlooked.

Pelosi needles GOP over return of styrofoam cups.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) marked the return of styrofoam cuts in congressional cafeterias by jabbing at the Republican majority in the House.  The top Democrat and former Speaker said that the House will now send 535 more tons of waste to landfills due to a change in policy under the GOP-held House.

The Editor says...
Wow — 535 tons of styrofoam cups is a lot of cups, considering that they weigh about one gram each.  But really, with all the problems facing this country — many of them caused or exacerbated by Pelosi herself — this is what she spends her time working on?

Dems: Congress's Styrofoam cups could cause cancer.  A group of Democrats complain Styrofoam cups in the House cafeteria could contain carcinogens.

The Editor says...
SO?  If that's what you believe, then don't use those cups.  That will leave more for the rest of us.  But really, styrofoam products have been marketed since 1954*, and if there was anything dangerous about it, we'd all be dead by now.  Lots of things cause cancer, apparently.  Get used to it.

Death Panels And Job Losses.  As the head of Medicaid and Medicare services testifies in favor of ObamaCare, the CBO director says it will destroy 800,000 jobs. ... Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once famously said that we'd have to pass ObamaCare to see what was in it.  She also boasted that the health care bill would create 4 million jobs — "400,000 of them almost immediately."

Exit, Stage Left.  American political junkies have watched with wonder as former Speaker Nancy Pelosi came unglued over the past few days.  It was one of the most unnerving mental deteriorations ever seen in a major political figure.  First there was the unbelievable moment in her farewell press conference when the Speaker who presided over the greatest expansion of our national debt in history claimed that "deficit reduction has always been a high priority for us."  This was followed by her bizarre, rambling introduction of John Boehner as the new Speaker, in which she spent twelve endless minutes praising herself for making history and rattling off ObamaCare talking points.

The anti-Pelosi vote:  When Rep. Nancy Pelosi lost 19 Democrats on Wednesday's [1/5/2011] vote to be House speaker, it marked the worst showing for a party's nominee in more than 80 years.  Mrs. Pelosi won the support of 173 Democrats, but 18 others voted for someone else and one voted "present."  Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, won the vote with the support of all 241 Republicans who voted.

173 Extremists.  There is a great fuss about the historically high number of House Democrats — 19 — who voted against the discredited Nancy Pelosi for speaker.  More significant are the 173 who voted for her.  You have to go all the way back to the 1910s and 1920s to find so many defections at the beginning of a new Congress on a vote for the election of speaker as was seen on Wednesday [1/5/2011].

Nancy Pelosi makes an ungracious exit.  Watching Nancy Pelosi's startlingly inappropriate farewell as House Speaker, in which she turned what should have been a gracious constitutional ceremony into a blatantly partisan defiance of the electorate's judgement, I wondered whether her fingers were actually going to have to be peeled off the Speaker's gavel.  She really is a piece of work:  unrepentant and self-congatulatory to the end, even in the face of overwhelming repudiation by the voters.

Nancy Pelosi Might Just Be Insane.  Nancy Pelosi gave her farewell press conference as Speaker yesterday [1/4/2011].  It was full of the expected boasting about achievements — it's not as if she was going to admit she was the most catastrophic failure of a Speaker in recent American history, or that her successor faces the incredibly difficult task of repairing the damage she's done.  There wasn't even much chance she would apologize for her dereliction of duty in failing to prepare a budget for 2011, leading us into the lame-duck roller derby in December.  A thank-you to America for paying vast sums of money to transport her royal family in regal splendor aboard Air Force planes would have been nice.

Pelosi, Obama Hawaiian Vacations Come to an End; Taxpayers Left with the Bill.  Nancy Pelosi's final days as Speaker of the House were spent at the exotic Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii.  Escorted throughout her trip by a mini security motorcade that included Secret Service and Hawaii County Police officers, Pelosi was seen at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona, where she received Communion.  Parishioners greeted her warmly, Hawaii Reporter was told.  Two police SUVs were on guard outside the hotel during her week long stay.

Nineteen Democrats Scorn Pelosi in Speaker Vote.  The first vote cast by the 110th Congress on January 4, 2007 was for election of Speaker of the House.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) won all 233 Democratic votes (including her own).  All 202 Republicans voted for Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio.  Two years later Pelosi secured 255 (including her own), and there was only one Democrat, one Rep. Gutierrez who did not vote.  Minority Leader Boehner received every Republican vote, save for his own and three other Republicans who didn't vote.  By contrast, yesterday's [1/5/2011] vote for Speaker witnessed a total of 20 Democrats — 10 percent of the party caucus — defecting from the Pelosi line.

Speaker Pelosi Leaves With a Whopper.  At her final press conference as House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, "Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us.  It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go."  The numbers tell a different story.  When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04.  The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi's Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 — a roughly $5.2 trillion increase in just four years.

National debt increased 60% under Speaker Pelosi.  There are lots of reasons I will not miss Nancy Pelosi's extreme left wing speakership.  There's Air Pelosi and radical legislation such Cap and Tax and ObamaCare.  But the biggest reason to cheer the end of the ultra-Liberal/Progressive Pelosi Speakership is the national debt.  In the four years that Pelosi was Speaker the national debt increased an unbelievable 60%.

2010: The Year They Came for the Constitution.  [Scroll down]  Time after time, when asked about the constitutionality of their congressional machinations, Democrat legends had a never-ending outbreak of foot-in-mouth disease.  No human being could possibly ascertain whether a bill could be considered constitutional if he or she had never even read the bill.  Yet, over and over again, Democrat Congress members were caught on tape saying exactly that — that they had not even read the bills they were voting on.  This despicable lackadaisical attitude on the part of our lawmakers came into perfect focus the day a giddy-with-power Nancy Pelosi met with reporters just after she had performed the legislative-blitzkrieg passage of ObamaCare.  Still flush with the thrill of pyrrhic victory, Speaker Pelosi was asked whether the bill, especially the individual mandate, was constitutional.  Her response will be remembered in constitutional infamy:  "Are you serious?  Are you serious?"

To congressional Democrats:  Merry Christmas, and thanks for nothing.  Dear Pelosi/Reid Congress — In the words of the monotonously repetitive holiday song, I want to wish you a merry Christmas.  What a distinguished record you have amassed:  The stimulus, which added, oh, about $1 trillion to the deficit and did not, as heralded, either end the recession or drive down unemployment.  [And] Obamacare, which, if it ever takes full effect, will impersonalize and socialize medicine along the lines of the European model and create government medicine with the regulatory hammer of the Internal Revenue Service and all the efficiencies of the Postal Service.

Nancy Pelosi: A Ruler of Fools.  [Nancy Pelosi] isn't stupid or ignorant.  She is a spin-master, an epic fraud, an insufferable boor, and a pathological liar.  But she isn't dumb.  No one could attain her position while drinking the sociopolitical Kool-Aid she serves up.  No, Pelosi isn't stupid or ignorant.  She does, however, credit those characteristics to her constituents.  Sadly enough, she's correct.  Otherwise, her seat in Congress wouldn't be so secure.  A people's representative respects the intelligence of the people he or she represents.

Nancy Pelosi:  The Girl in the Plastic Bubble.  Being a leftist in America means never needing to actually hear or grasp what conservatives believe.  Many leftists, particularly soon-to-be Minority Leader Pelosi, live in a plastic bubble.

Pelosi's Blame Game.  Nancy Pelosi kept her job as the leader of House Democrats yesterday, but more than a fifth of her colleagues voted for Blue Dog moderate Heath Shuler instead.  At least one Democrat who is leaving office in January privately told me that the support for her reminded him of cult followers refusing to let go of a charismatic but destructive leader.

Pelosi whines: I didn't get enough attention.  As she prepares to relinquish power, Nancy Pelosi believes not enough attention has been paid to her role as the first woman to hold the post of Speaker of the House.  "I was the first woman speaker," Pelosi tells the New York Times.  "It didn't get that much play."

Pelosi Elected As Minority Leader.  Nancy Pelosi has just been re-elected to the House Democrats' top leadership position, which is now Minority Leader.  In retrospect, it seems obvious that the Democrats would want to retain her dazzling leadership, since she had all sorts of accomplishments, and even threw a huge party to celebrate them.

Why Democrats don't dump Nancy Pelosi:  Why would politicians who supposedly care above all about public opinion and their own hides stick with an unpopular leader who just carried them through one of the worst election drubbings in decades?

Pelosi's Troop Defections.  Yesterday [11/10/2010] was an awkward day for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  An advocate of transparency in government, her office had to bat away questions from reporters about who paid for a lavish party on Capitol Hill Wednesday that celebrated the "accomplishments of the 111th Congress."  She also faced a growing revolt from within her caucus about her decision to continue as House Minority Leader after her party's thumping defeat.

Pelosi:  'We Didn't Lose Because of Me'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has the "overwhelming support" of fellow Democrats in her bid to become minority leader in the next Congress, and says she's not to blame for the Democrats' mid-term debacle.  "We didn't lose the election because of me," Ms. Pelosi told National Public Radio in an interview that aired Friday morning [11/12/2010].

Psycho Pelosi.  The GOP successfully nationalized the election by making Mrs. Pelosi the very symbol of limousine liberalism, a leader who presided over an out-of-control, out-of-touch and arrogant Congress.  The Republican slogan was simple and effective:  "Fire Pelosi."  In the House, she was the spear point in Mr. Obama's assault on Middle America, ramming through legislation such as the stimulus, the health care overhaul, "cap-and-trade," financial regulatory reform and massive spending increases.  On Obamacare, Mrs. Pelosi did the heavy legislative lifting — ensuring that the law established a government-run command-and-control health care economy.  She is the true architect of socialized medicine.

Pelosi Celebrates Accomplishments, Horrified Voters Not Invited?  Nancy Pelosi is having a party to celebrate the accomplishments of the Democrat-controlled Congress.  Although this invitation sounds like a parody from The Onion or the start of a Leno joke, it's actually true. ... The dethroned Speaker of the House, whose liberal agenda led her party straight into the defeat, is seemingly still in denial.

Nancy Pelosi to run for minority leader.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to stay in power as minority leader after losing 60 seats and control of the House — a stunning announcement that sets up combat between her two top lieutenants.

Pelosi says election not a rejection of agenda, Obama will be two-term president.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who saw her powerful position taken from her in Tuesday's landslide election, was adamant the day after Democrats lost 60 seats in the House that the results were not a rejection of the agenda pursued by President Obama and herself.  "Let's understand the message," Pelosi told ABC's Diane Sawyer.  "The message was not, 'I reject the course that you are on.'  The message is it didn't go fast enough to produce jobs."

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Black's Law Dictionary, 1990, page 429. 

Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed, 'No New Deficit Spending'.  When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be "no new deficit spending."  Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

She's the Boss — The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi.  [Scroll down]  In the end we see someone who claims to be motivated by justice, who claims to be doing the "Lord's work," and who claims that she stands for ethics and the rule of law turn out to be a corrupt "ends justify the means" politician who will lie, cheat, and probably worse to get what she wants.  Apparently, because she believes that whatever she is doing is right, anything, regardless of ethical or moral considerations is acceptable where she and her compatriots are concerned.

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$200,000 for Capitol Hill Bottled Water?  Since Democrat Nancy Pelosi took over the position of Speaker of the House in January 2007, funding for her office soared 62 percent, from $2.9 million to $4.7 million.  For a single office?!  And taxpayers paid an enormous printing bill of $93.76 million, up 212 percent.  (How many copies of the 1,000-plus-page Obamacare bill do you think that bought the feds?  In a computer age of paperless transactions, don't you think they could save a few dollars here by learning what PDF files are?)

Pelosi Advocates Food Stamps to Help Economy.  Seriously.  There is a great danger here.  What she's talking about is right out of Karl Marx's socialist playbook.  Allegedly a devout Catholic who somehow manages to get around the Church's stand on baby killing via legalized abortion, she has ignored the warnings of numerous popes about socialism.

America's Food Stamp Heroine.  Food stamps can lift our economy right out of recession according to the peculiar thinking of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  Next thing you know, she'll believe that unemployment insurance will make our economy boom.  Whoops, she believes that, too.  Speaker — but obviously not thinker — Pelosi provided this bizarre analysis Oct. 6 of what the country needs to pull us back to good times.

Nancy's Swamp.  The House Ethics Committee trial of Rep. Charles Rangel of Harlem — originally scheduled for September — now won't occur until after Election Day ... We're not so naive as to believe that Charlie's going to get anything other than a wrist slap — if that.  But it's pretty clear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't going to let this particular pile of dirty laundry be washed in public before Nov. 2.  Her majority is already in dire straits.

Good Riddance to the Pelosi Era.  Speaker Pelosi, more than anyone else, is responsible for the $800 billion stimulus bill.  Placed in charge of boosting the economy by the new president, Pelosi essentially dumped the contents of her "in" box into legislation.  Pretty much everything that any Democratic member of Congress, big city mayor, or liberal governor had ever asked for was enacted.  It was urgent after all.  Pelosi explained that, "Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs.  I don't think we can go fast enough to stop that."

Pelosi's Vote to Adjourn Could Be Her Last Hurrah.  It happened late Wednesday night [9/29/2010], so it didn't get much coverage:  Speaker Nancy Pelosi cast the deciding vote when the House voted, 210-209, to adjourn.  That's significant because, by custom, the speaker ordinarily doesn't vote except on issues of special importance.  And because Pelosi, who has shown impressive ability to deliver Democratic majorities on one tough roll call after another for four years, was scrambling to prevail on what is ordinarily a routine vote.

So Much for 'Draining the Swamp'.  If Republicans don't recapture the House, Pelosi will likely run — and win — Speaker again.  Many of the conservative Democrats that she fed to the wolves in order to pass Obamacare will have lost their re-elections and will not be there to oppose her.  Her majority will be slimmer, but more leftist.

The Prosecution of Nancy Pelosi.  Should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi be prosecuted on a Bill of Attainder?

Pelosi ethics pledge falters.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised four years ago that Democrats would lead "the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history."

Shakedown Street.  Lobbyists all over Washington are privately complaining about getting undue pressure to contribute to House Democrats, who are frantically dialing for dollars to save their House majority.  One of those insiders has now made available a fascinating tape showing how at least one member may be stepping over ethical lines in securing money.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi started the unseemly treasure hunt in August when she and other top leaders wrote members saying:  "We need to know your commitment is to maintaining a strong Democratic majority now" and pleading with them to call "to let us know what you are able to do and when."

Letting Leftists Limit Language.  Make no mistake:  Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al. believe in nothing but power.  They are not "socialists."  There are no socialists in the world except those in mental institutions or very young children who have never seen modern political debate in action.  The façade of socialism has always been the same — a phony banner for the acquisition of power.  Every brutal thug, every Hitler or Stalin wannabe, first champions the masses against the despised few who exploit them.

Standing for Freedom Against Pelosi.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent threat to "investigate those opposing the mosque" at Ground Zero is indicative of how sick our once-free society has become.  Clearly her remarks were directed at those of us who are leading the opposition to the gross offense and humiliation of the Ground Zero Islamic supremacist mosque.  But more than that, it is a direct threat to the 70% of Americans vehemently opposed to the mosque.

Speaker of the Institutionalized.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a national embarrassment with a long train of gaffes and abuses. ... Pelosi told a San Francisco radio station on Tuesday [8/24/2010] that she wants to know who's funding those opposed (make that nearly 70 percent of Americans) to building a mega mosque at Ground Zero.

Stuck on Stupid.  Aside from their general ineptitude, President Barack Obama, New York City Michael Bloomberg, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, three of the most influential politicians in the country, have something else in common:  they are completely and utterly wrong on the Ground Zero Mosque debate.

Recovery Bummer.  "There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some.  And I join those who have called for looking into how ... this opposition to the mosque is being funded."  — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, weighing in on the proposed Ground Zero mosque.  Boy do I feel silly.  I've made a "political issue" out of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero in two straight columns, and no one has "funded" me a nickel for it.

Pelosi's poison.  The San Francisco Democrat (actually, San Francisco roots explain a lot) wants to form up a posse and set off after the evildoers fomenting opposition to the Ground Zero mosque.  "There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some," she told a hometown radio interview Tuesday. ... Now, if she succeeded in rounding up the obvious suspects, polls suggest she'd have more than 60 percent of the American public in custody.

A speaker, not a listener.  These can't be easy times for Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  But even the prospect of a crushing defeat in November, and the related recriminations from within her caucus (which probably have already commenced), can't explain her call for an investigation regarding protests against the building of the Ground Zero Mosque.

More about the proposed Ground Zero mosque.

Waters charges taint Pelosi's House.  House investigators on Monday [8/9/2010] charged Rep. Maxine Waters with "improperly" exerting influence to help bail out a bank in which her husband held stock, handing more ammunition to Republicans eager to blast House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for overseeing a "House of scandal."

From Cordoba to Marbella.  Last summer's town halls quickly morphed into the Tea Party movement and, in turn, into open rebellion by states and voters alike.  Through all of this, the political class, locked in its parochial self-aggrandizing bubble, sees nothing amiss.  Speaker Pelosi called vacationing Congress back to enact a $26 billion payoff to public service employees and the improvident states, which will enable them to bankrupt us all.

Drain the swamp.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously promised to "drain the swamp" back in 2006 when Democrats successfully campaigned against corruption in the Republican-led Congress.  She formed the Office of Congressional Ethics two years later to show that she meant business.  Now, the charges filed against Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California are putting her promises to the ultimate test — public ethics trials against members of her own party at a time when the GOP is hoping to recapture control of the House.

Rangel Scandal Reveals the Extent of Capitol Corruption.  Four years ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised to "drain the swamp" of corruption in Washington, D.C., but after failing miserably to do so it now appears she's choosing to ignore it — while letting her colleagues sweep it under the rug.

The Enablers of Charlie Rangel.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the world's worst cleaning lady.  How has she fulfilled her vaunted promise to "drain the swamp" and preside over the "most ethical Congress in history"?  By shrugging her shoulders, downplaying the gravity of myriad ethics charges against corruptocrat Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel and waiting for the "political chips" to "fall where they may."  Imagine a custodial service that fixed toilet clogs by letting the overflowing waste and polluted waters "fall where they may."

"Fruit Loop" Nancy's Stimulus.  Does Nancy Pelosi actually expect Americans to believe extending unemployment insurance is the fastest way to create jobs?  Just a reminder:  This ridiculous woman is two-short-steps from the presidency.  Nancy claims that handing out unemployment checks to the 10% of the jobless labor force is "one of the biggest stimulus' to our economy."  The Speaker supports such an absurd statement by saying "economists will tell you this money is spent quickly."  Nancy can you name the brilliant, and I use this title loosely, economist?  Wait; let me guess, economic genius Paul Krugman?

Speaker Pelosi:  It's The Senate's Fault.  With the Democrats' "recovery summer" not exactly taking off as they planned, the leadership has begun playing one of Washington's favorite games:  finger-pointing.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., did her part by telling reporters today that it's all the Senate's fault for not passing all the legislation that her party had rammed through the House.

Democrats deeming themselves defeated come November.  On the first day of July, the House of Representatives passed a "budget enforcement resolution" that "deemed as passed" a $1.12 trillion budget. ... Pelosi's spineless minions did not dare pass a real budget, for a real budget would have shown in black and white — in red ink, actually — just how wildly mismanaged the federal fisc has become.  The trio of President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Pelosi is putting the finishing touches on a one-year deficit of $1.6 trillion, while setting in motion an expansion of the standing debt to well north of $14 trillion.  This is no mean feat in an era when Democrats themselves denounced George W. Bush's deficit of a mere $160 billion in 2007.

Dems in denial.  The great Democratic revolution of 2008 is entering its pitiful stage.  If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a guillotine, Robert Gibbs' head would be rolling around in a basket.  His offense?  Uttering perhaps the most unassailably accurate statement of his tenure as White House press secretary:  that there is "no doubt" Republicans might take back the House.  Theories abound for why Gibbs would say such a flatly true thing.  The simplest is that Gibbs was asked whether the House is in play on "Meet the Press" and in the flush of the moment slipped up with an honest answer.

A Hapless Administration.  Last week was extraordinary. ... Nancy Pelosi, known for her innovative solutions such as passing major pieces of legislation without voting on them, announced that the best way to create jobs was to extend unemployment insurance beyond 99 weeks.  The President himself simply reminded the American people that it's all George Bush's fault, and it will take "some time" before things get better.  That should boost the public's confidence in the economy.

Pelosi:  Unemployment benefits create more jobs than any other initiative.  I hear Nancy Pelosi speak, and all around me I can envision a bustling service sector sprouting up, creating new jobs to serve all of the Americans who are receiving their $425/week in unemployment benefits.

Nancy Pelosi's taxpayer-funded, exorbitantly expensive, eco-friendly office space.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., recently moved into a new district office, located in the San Francisco Federal Building.  All sorts of reasons were cited for the move — she'd been in the old office for twenty years; the new office's location is more accessible for her constituents; she needed more space; the new office is in a "green" building.  These explanations seem reasonable, until you find out how much she's paying for them. ... Speaker Pelosi is paying $18,736 a month for her lovely new workspace.

Pelosi's New District Office Costs $18,736 a Month.  San Francisco is a high-rent city.  Just ask Nancy Pelosi.  The House Speaker's district office in the new federal building in San Francisco costs a whopping $18,736 a month — the highest rental paid by any member of the House — or, more precisely, the highest rental paid by taxpayers on behalf of a member of the House.

Pelosi's new office is House's costliest by far.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has more than quadrupled the rent on her San Francisco district office, making the $18,736-a-month cost of her new South of Market space the highest in the House, according to a new report.

Pelosi offers Democratic example of frugality and responsibility.  Roll Call reports on Nancy Pelosi's decision last year to move her San Francisco district offices to a new building, supposedly because she needs more security as Speaker of the House.  However, something doesn't add up, because she had been Speaker for almost three years at the time of the move — and her new offices will cost four times as much as her old suite.

A room with a view.  Pelosi recently moved her office into the new "green" San Francisco federal building, explaining she needed more space.  Why it's an outrage:  The move quadrupled her rent to $18,736 a month, making hers the most expensive congressional district office in America and nearly twice as expensive as any other member's.

Pelosi's Crooked Catholicism.  Few would have guessed it, but Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi has become quite the outspoken Catholic. ... But Pelosi's legislative record does not suggest there is any truth to this spiritual proclamation.  She has actually been one of the biggest obstacles to the passing of legislation supported by Christian doctrine, and it takes only a brief glance at Pelosi's history to deduce that this speech was just lip service to a group of people that would find such notions agreeable.

Obama and Pelosi Hijack Christianity.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to follow President Obama's lead in claiming that God directs her lawmaking, invoking the Bible as her legislative roadmap.  If a conservative Republican did this, it would be the top of the news.  Last week, Pelosi made a rambling, redundant, somewhat incoherent monologue in which she claimed that "The Word" directed her. ... We can't imagine what Bible Speaker Pelosi is reading.  The Bible does not sanction gay marriage or abortion.

Constitution of No.  When a reporter asked House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) during a press conference last year where the Constitution granted Congress the authority to enact an individual health-insurance mandate, she answered, "Are you serious?  Are you serious?"  Speaker Pelosi then dismissed the question and moved on to the next reporter.  This exchange illustrates the way "yes we can" liberals treat the Constitution:  They simply ignore it when it gets in the way of their big-government bailouts and takeovers.

Pelosi:  We'll stop blaming Bush when his problems go away.  Democrats will keep blaming George W. Bush until the problems from his administration end, according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  In an interview with MSNBC, Pelosi said congressional Democrats feel justified in blaming the Bush administration because of the problems it left behind for President Barack Obama.  Asked if there was a statute of limitations on blaming Bush, Pelosi said:  "Well, it runs out when the problems go away.

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I hope Speaker Pelosi doesn't mind that she and Obama get the blame for the duration of all the problems they have caused, because that will be a long time.

Are Democrats defecting from Nancy Pelosi?  With 100 seats in play and abysmal congressional approval ratings, Democrats are starting to wonder aloud if they should continue to support Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi blames Bush administration for BP oil spill.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., blamed the Bush administration for any lack of oversight leading up to the Gulf oil spill.  The Obama administration, on the other hand, is blameless.

Marx, Keynes, Pelosi.  [Scroll down]  Keynes has given us a glimpse into the heart of modern progressivism:  For now, progress requires a respect for work, for jobs, for economics.  So the left embraces the use of government for economic ends.  But ultimately all of this is for the sake of transcending "pseudo-moral principles" like precaution.  So the left embraces big government while disdaining the need for self-government.

The Speaker Who Won't Speak with the People.  [Scroll down]  Whether for banking or health care or — if cap-and-trade regulations become law — selling a home or choosing what to eat, these transactions will be subject to a barrage of applications, either filled out by the citizen directly or shuffled upstream to companies supplying the goods and services we use every day.  You like trans fats?  Too bad.  New York's Bloomberg regulations are going national.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi:  Democrats reduced taxes to historic low.  Congressional Democats are responsible for the lowest U.S. tax bills in a half-century, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday.  Pelosi was responding to a USA Today report that said Americans' tax bills in 2009 were at their lowest point since the Truman presidency.

Where are the "separation of church and state" people now?
Pelosi Told Catholic Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops to Push Immigration Reform.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she has told Catholic cardinals, archbishops and bishops that she wants them to speak from the pulpit for immigration reform and tell Catholics who oppose it that reform "is a manifestation of our living the gospels."

The Gospel According to Nancy.  Despite global warming, hell might be freezing over, because the very liberal Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is apparently encouraging the Catholic clergy to campaign for immigration reform from the pulpit during Sunday mass.  Wow.  Speaking at the Catholic Community Conference in Washington, Pelosi said:  "Cardinals, the Archbishops, the Bishops come to me and say we want you to pass immigration reform.  But I say I want you to speak about it from the pulpit. ... I want you to instruct ... the people (who) oppose immigration reform and are sitting in those pews ... that this is a manifestation of our living the Gospels."

The 'Messiah' swaggers down the aisle of church.  We should have known that the moment the UN became involved that Jesus wouldn't be found in church anymore.  Jesus is being squeezed out of the House of God to make way for global warming/climate change proselytizing.  Indeed, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered "Social Justice" as the new message she wants heard from the pulpit.

Pelosi:  It's Cheaper to Treat Teens for Drug Use Than Interdict Drugs at Border.  While pointing out that it is the responsibility of the federal government to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said Thursday [5/6/2010] it is cheaper to treat teens for drug use than it is to interdict drugs being smuggled across the border.

Cover girl Pelosi looking rather ... airy in D.C. glossy.  If Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears get flak for airbrushing their photos, why not the speaker of the House?  If you haven't managed to score a copy of the May/June 2010 edition of Capitol File magazine (typically flanked on every table or bathroom at any D.C. social function) you'll notice the cover girl Nancy Pelosi looking particularly young.

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The article above could easily be dismissed as gossip, were it not for the disingenuousness of it all.  Not only is Ms. Pelosi pretending to be something she is not, this is all just another red herring deployed to divert attention from the underhanded way Obamacare was foisted upon us all.  Keep reading.

Fancy Nancy.  [Scroll down]  It may actually be, if we could measure it, that the photo's impact on the general public is not one of positive approval, but of stunned amazement.  John and Jane Doe, fed up with taxes, unemployment, and Washington double-think, recognize this for what it is — political spin.  We all know Nancy Pelosi has been around the block a few times and has had some "work" done.  So whom do they think they are kidding?  Another new "do" and some pictures are not going to improve her numbers with the public.

Congress Becomes Madison's "Overbearing Majority".  The purpose of this bill is — as Pelosi put it — to "kick through this door" to prepare the way for even further "reform."  But what does this metaphor even suggest?  Who kicks through doors, anyway?  It is ordinarily the police — or even the secret police.  Not a constitutional legislative body of the United States of America.  Pelosi's phrase was profoundly aggressive, although perhaps she used it without complete consciousness of what she might be conveying.  But it was no accident.  This is an extraordinary way for a speaker of the House to talk, congruent with the Democratic Party's newly combative attitude towards the wishes of the American people.

Economics for Dummies.  You probably missed it.  But a new school of economics was unveiled last week shortly after health care reform passed the House of Representatives.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped to the podium in the House chamber and said the legislation will "unleash tremendous entrepreneurial power" and create millions of jobs.  "Our economy needs something new, a jolt," she said.  And she and her Democratic colleagues had just delivered it.

Pelosi Calls Press Conference to Unveil $140,000 Light Fixtures in House Cafeteria.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday [4/21/2010] to unveil new light fixtures in the House cafeteria.  The light fixtures cost $140,000 and will take almost 10 years to pay off in saved energy.

When the Lights Go Down, It Ain't Pretty.  So how did the fixtures' cost drop so quickly and so dramatically?  Because they were made by Durham, N.C.-based Cree Inc., a company whose LED lighting products are heavily subsidized by the government.

Pelosi sends chill.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered a most disturbing promise to PBS's Jim Lehrer on Wednesday [3/24/2010], proudly announcing that the methods employed and nearly employed to force ObamaCare on the American people (formerly the most free people on the planet) would, from this day forward, serve as her "model for future reforms."  Chilling words, indeed.

The United States Has Been Sold Out And The International Police Have Arrived.  The Tea Party, Patriot and 9/12 movements are supporters of Liberty and the Constitution.  They struggle against Progressive, Social Justice and left-wing ideologues.  They want less government and more individual responsibility without being handicapped by government.  Underlying the Tea Party and Patriot protests is anger against unchecked, corrupt, back-room secret double-dealing government.  Hiding his values and agenda Mr. Obama stealthily campaigned from the center, but he's a full-throated Progressive.  His acolyte Ms. Pelosi mastered triple-speak, a perverse, double-cross form of propaganda.

Coercive Charity Destroys the Human Spirit.  After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate's health care bill (without changes because they could not craft and pass a bill of their own), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proclaimed that the effort reflected American's founding declaration of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."  Nothing could be farther [sic] from the truth.

An Historic Pelosi?  I suppose one could interpret the health care bill as "Pelosi's historic achievement," as the media has been insisting, but that would also mean that an unpopular President and a more unpopular Congress and a most unpopular Speaker together railroaded through an unpopular, sweeping piece of legislation without a single opposition vote, and through the sort of tawdry legislative bribery and procedural gimmicks we haven't seen since the 19th century.

Poll:  Low Favorability Ratings For Pelosi, Reid.  [Scroll down]  Pelosi and Reid are viewed unfavorably by roughly three times as many people as they are viewed favorably.  Pelosi's favorable rating in the poll stands at 11 percent.  Her unfavorable rating, meanwhile, is 37 percent — meaning that more than one in three views the California Democrat negatively.

Sunday's socialist triumph.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday launched the Democrats' argument for the health care bill, claiming, "This is an American proposal that honors the traditions of our country."  Does that suggest that opposition is un-American?  And what are the traditions that are American that this law fulfills?  The Democrats argue that the bill fulfills the "right" of all Americans to government-assured health care services.  The congressional Democrats claim many other things that a majority of the country believes to be inconsistent with truth and reality.

House Speaker Pelosi is teetering on the edge of a cliff and it's a long way down.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is prepared to sacrifice her members like lambs to the slaughter.  Literally.  Pelosi (D-Calif.) is so desperate to get health care passed this week before members take a break that she will likely employ the "Slaughter Strategy" — a very appropriately named, arrogant abuse of House rules that would allow members of Pelosi's caucus to simply vote on changes to the Senate bill and "deem" the bill passed without a member ever having to choose "aye" or "nay."

Stop kicking in our doors, Madame Speaker.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used an unexpected analogy Monday [3/15/2010] during a conference call with liberal bloggers to discuss Obamacare, saying "once we kick through this door, there'll be more legislation to follow."  At least four things need to be said about Pelosi's braggadocio.

GOP Doc Asks Pelosi:  'Are you so arrogant ... ignorant ... incompetent?'  Democrats might have themselves a health reform bill, but Republicans have doctors — way more doctors in Congress, anyway, than Democrats.  And they're steamed.

Pelosi's Comeuppance:  Why Democrats May Sack the Speaker.  No matter what the outcome of the elections next November, it is time to consider the possibility that the House of Representatives will have a new speaker in January 2011.  Having made heavy-handedness a hallmark of her leadership style, Nancy Pelosi now appears well on the way to receiving her comeuppance, if not from her fellow Democrats then from the American people.

We don't need to pass health care reform to find out what's in it.  As you can see, the Senate's Christmas Eve Bill originated in the House satisfying the Constitutional imperative that tax bills originate there and it gets them around the ex post facto provision of the Constitution; you and I will be retroactively responsible for paying the taxes on Obamacare from the January 1 of 2010.  (Perhaps, as far back as 1/1/2009.)

Pelosi's Arrogance Knows No Bounds.  Arrogance, contempt and obfuscation in the health care debate — that's Speaker Pelosi's idea of transparency.

Pelosi's Republic:  If liberal Boomers such as Nancy Pelosi insist on creating government incentives for a generation of people to be unemployed artists who nonetheless have their health care paid for by productive members of society, there will be fewer productive members of society.

Nancy Pelosi and the CIA:  Who's Lying Now?  Along with her difficulties ramming health care down our throats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has an ugly, slightly "cobwebbed" credibility issue that is about to get dusted off and given full, sunlit exposure due to new documents being pried loose by court order.  Pelosi's "credibility" is under scrutiny due to her unusually harsh criticism of the Central Intelligence Agency last year.

Applying Alinsky:  Why Obamacare Makes No Sense.  [T]he ordinary American can be excused for being confused, frustrated, and angry.  That's exactly where President Obama, the Chicago political mafia around him, Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi want people to be.  At one point in the pointless all-day meeting on Thursday, she even claimed that passing Obamacare would create four million jobs overnight!  Even for Speaker Pelosi, that's a new level of insane babble.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Deficient Cleaning Service:  "Maybe it will take a woman to clean up the House," Nancy Pelosi boasted before the 2006 midterm elections.  Looks like those XX chromosomes didn't give her much advantage over the old cleaning crew.  The swamp she was supposed to drain is overflowing.

Draining the Swamp?  Before Rep. Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the House, she promised during the Bush administration that if voters allowed Democrats to regain a congressional majority Democrats would establish "the most ethical Congress in history."  Pelosi pledged to "drain the swamp" of corruption in Washington.  Not only has the swamp not been drained, Democrats have begun treating it as a hot tub.

Wake Up, Media, Pelosi's Lying About Tea Parties.  Our Speaker of the House has suddenly changed her tune about tea parties.  So why won't the media call her on it?

Nancy's dirty house.  This is a mess ideally suited for Nancy Pelosi's broom — if it weren't stashed in a closet alongside President Obama's promises to curtail earmarks drastically and to broadcast sensitive legislative negotiations.  Pelosi pleads for patience for Rangel, who's still being investigated in many other matters and, after all, has not done "something that jeopardized our country in any way."  This means Rangel will only step down as chairman after exacting the maximum possible political embarrassment.

How Pelosi will game the Stupak 12.  Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) has warned that he and other pro-life Democrats are ready to kill health-care legislation unless the pro-abortion provisions enacted by the Senate are removed.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must win their votes to pass her bill.

Pelosi Says She's Running 'Most Ethical' Congress Ever.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insisted on Friday that she is running the most ethical and honest Congress in history.  At the same time, however, she indicated she will not ask House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D.-N.Y.) to resign his chairmanship — at least for now.

Charlie Rangel ruling puts Nancy Pelosi in a jam.  The House ethics committee's decision to admonish New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel over improper corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean leaves Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ethics committee itself facing difficult questions.  When then-Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) was admonished by the ethics committee in October 2004, Pelosi and other Democratic leaders went on the offensive against him.

The Rangel swamp:  The ethics committee has been investigating [Congressman Charles] Rangel at a glacial pace for numerous ethical violations, but has yet to rule on other, even more serious, charges. ... This ethical cloud has hung over Rangel, who runs one of the most powerful committees in Congress, for 18 months.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised to preside over the "most honest and open Congress in history," knows an ethics violation when she sees one.  He's "ethically unfit to lead", she said.  Oh, wait, she didn't say that about Rangel.  She said that about former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay when the House ethics committee admonished the Texas Republican in 2004.

Pelosi Says She's Running Most Ethical Congress Ever, Media Mum.  During a Friday [2/26/2010] press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she was running the most ethical Congress ever. ... Despite the absurdity of this remark, and Fox News were by themselves amongst major press outlets in finding it newsworthy.

Saying No to Emperor Obama:  It is almost beyond comprehension how Obama could have engineered a failed presidency within the space of just one year.  He got a lot of help from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as mendacious and imperious an individual to have ever held that office.

Our 'agnostic' president.  It's getting crowded under the bus.  Higher income earners need to move over — here comes everyone else as the president reneges on his only tax the rich pledge. ... Its ironic that his phrase of the moment is now agnostic.  While millions of American suffer in the recession, he's agnostic to Speaker Pelosi's spending on air travel, booze and hotel rooms.

Rep. King:  Pelosi should be concerned about upcoming CIA doc dump.  The public interest group Judicial Watch announced on Tuesday [2/2/2010] that a court order issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia states the Central Intelligence Agency must give Judicial Watch documents regarding congressional briefings on "enhanced interrogation techniques" by April 15 of this year.  Judicial Watch is seeking documents detailing CIA briefings involving House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, and/or her staff.

The Incredible Deflation of Barack Obama:  [Scroll down]  Who could be surprised that the critical bills — the stimulus program and healthcare — degenerated under a welter of pork and earmarks that had so outraged the American public in the past?  Pelosi benefited from $54 million to relocate a Bay Area wine train, not to speak of a secret deal with the drug industry lobby to preclude negotiations on Medicaid drug prices and exclude drug imports from Canada, concessions that had previously been strongly rejected by Obama.

Obvious Opacity.  According to Nancy Pelosi, campaign promises have one purpose:  getting a candidate elected.  After voting, a candidate's word can be shelved like a magician's prop.  If the Speaker is to be taken seriously, nothing Barack Obama said during the presidential campaign holds weight and should be disregarded as roadside rhetoric.  If Pelosi's ruling versus rhetoric conjecture is correct, then it explains the last twelve months.

The Dog That Was Not Allowed To Bark.  On November 7th, 2009, Speaker Pelosi marched to the podium and paraded her lap dogs to the microphone to proclaim "Victory" for herself, her Democratic House colleagues, and President Obama.  What about every other American?  The "Victory" was the passage of the second part of ObamaCare, "The Health Care Bill."  That's right, the second part of ObamaCare is the 1,990 page bill that created 118 new boards, commissions, offices and bureaus.

Best. Week. Ever.  A supremely aloof and arrogant president whose chief policy idea was to ignore what Americans wanted on nearly every front was humbled if not humiliated.  Nancy Pelosi herself admitted that the Senate health care bill she darkly promised to ram through Congress "one way or another" was, as of a couple days later, resolutely non-rammable.

Hey, Speaker Pelosi, Where Are the Jobs?  In August 2003, then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a press statement demanding to know from President Bush, "Where Are the Jobs"?  The statement was released in response to the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, which, at that time showed that over 400,000 Americans had given up looking for work and had left the labor force.  It should be noted that today, every job measurement she cited is worse now than it was in 2003.

No one punished under congressional ethics rules.  Nearly three years after Congress approved sweeping ethics rules to "drain the swamp," as incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, no member of Congress has been punished for wrongdoing.  In that time, allegations of sexual misconduct and financial impropriety have been lodged against lawmakers.

Pelosi tells C-SPAN:  'There has never been a more open process'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended Congress' work on a healthcare bill Tuesday [01/05/2010] saying the process has displayed historic transparency, just as C-SPAN mounts an effort to open the negotiations. ... "We will do what is necessary to pass the bill," Pelosi said.

A Day Off.  [Scroll down slowly]  Nancy Pelosi's promise to end the "culture of corruption" in Congress and Barack Obama's promise to run the "most transparent administration in history" were unadulterated lies.  An ominous thought:  both of them might actually believe they're doing just that, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.  Such a profound disconnect from reality is making Americans furious.

Little Miss Sunshine.  Days after becoming the nation's first female Speaker of the House in 2006, Nancy Pelosi pledged to create "the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history."  The statement appears ludicrous now given Congress' smarmy image, thanks in large part to Pelosi's theatrics on a host of issues.

A Minority View:  Constitutional Contempt.  At Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Oct. 29th press conference, a CNS News reporter asked, "Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?"  Speaker Pelosi responded, "Are you serious?  Are you serious?"  The reporter said, "Yes, yes, I am."  Not responding further, Pelosi shook her head and took a question from another reporter.

The Death of Deliberative Democracy.  In 2006, the minority party in Congress issued a dire report on the "unprecedented erosion of the democratic process."  Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, then the ranking member of the House Rules Committee, authored the scathing document.  She blasted the majority Republicans' violations of "procedural fairness," short-circuiting of debate, and late-night meetings "to discourage members and the press from participating" in legislative deliberations.  My, how history repeats itself.

For Their Next Trick...  Look for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to try to circumvent the traditional conference committee process by which the different versions of health care reform passed by each house will be reconciled.  If so, it will be the latest example of violating principles of transparency and accountability in the single-minded pursuit of legislative victory.

Pelosi Pledged to Give Public 'Ample Amount of Time' to Read Final Health Bill.  While Nancy Pelosi is now dodging a request from C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb to open up House-Senate negotiations over the final version of the health-care bill so C-SPAN's cameras can show them to the public, back in July she pledged she would give the public an "ample amount of time" to read the final bill before brining it to a vote.

Four Tactical Steps That Will Defeat Obamacare.  [#1.]  Denounce this bill for the lying fraud scheme it is:  Just as an example:  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) "scored" the Pelosi bill to cost $1.055 trillion — far above Barack Obama's $900 billion ceiling.  Pelosi immediately held a press conference and announced her bill would cost $894 billion — a figure that did not appear in the CBO report and which could be reached only by subtracting projected IRS-administered penalties from the actual cost.

Pelosi says Americans could 'absorb' increased deficit if it means more jobs.  Americans could be ready to "absorb" increases to the deficit if it means higher employment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday [11/24/2009].  As the Congress prepares to put together a new spending package focused on creating new jobs in the U.S., the Speaker said that while it's a "false choice" to pose the situation facing lawmakers as a balance between jobs and increased deficits, Americans would rather have jobs.

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This is right down the middle of the fast track to socialism:  Paying for make-work jobs with money borrowed from future taxpayers.  Exactly the opposite approach would produce more employment — reduce government intervention (and taxes) to zero, and full employment will follow.

Nancy Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent $2,993 in taxpayer money on flowers between June and October.  House Majority Whip James Clyburn has a thing for Chantilly Donuts, spending about $265 at the Virginia shop in the past quarter. ... Pelosi, who has come under fire in the past for spending on flowers, also spent roughly $30,610 in food and beverage and about $2,740 on bottled water, contributing to the nearly $120,531 total from all congressional leadership accounts.

The $1.9 Trillion Gimmick.  Any day now, the House is expected to vote on a $210 billion fiscal swindle that will prevent automatic cuts in Medicare payments to doctors. ... The "doc fix" was originally part of ObamaCare, until Mrs. Pelosi realized that adding a quarter-trillion dollars to the total tab made it difficult to pretend the bill would reduce the deficit.

Pelosi was for three-day "read the bill" rule before she forgot it on Obamacare.  There are two ways to view this video of a 2005 floor speech by then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, condemning Republican leaders for not allowing members three days to read "a bill of thousands of pages" before voting on it.  The video is posted on Breitbart TV and is well worth watching in the aftermath of Speaker Pelosi's legislative blitzkreig of the past week to gain passage of her version of Obamacare at all costs.

The Madness of Queen Nancy.  It's one thing to be serene under fire, it's another to be delusional.  More than a few Democrats in Congress are perplexed and worried that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is insisting on ramming through a 1,900-page health care bill on Saturday [11/7/2009], just days after her party took heavy losses in Tuesday's elections.

Pelosi's Suicide Pact.  This is likely to be the high-water mark for liberal Democrats.  They're likely to lose House seats next year anyway, and there's no guarantee President Obama will be re-elected.  At 69, Pelosi stands a good chance of facing a death panel before she leads a majority of this size again.  Besides, her seat is in no jeopardy.  She comes from a safe ultraliberal district.

Pelosi Breaks Pledge to Put Final Health Care Bill Online for 72 Hours Before Vote.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office tells The Weekly Standard that the speaker will not allow the final language of the health care to be posted online for 72 hours before bringing the bill to a vote on the House floor, despite her September 24 statement that she was "absolutely" committed to doing so.

By hook or crook...
More on the post-election ballot question in NY 23.  It appears, though it was not widely reported, that in an effort to prevent Hoffman from being seated should he win, Owens preemptively contested the results, and the ballots were impounded so the New York Board of elections could not — and did not — certify the NY 23 election results.  This the House knew when Pelosi ordered Owens sworn in to vote for the atrocious health care reform bill.

The Pelosi Plan.  With Barack Obama as her front man, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — the real power in the Democratic party — has gone Clinton and Gingrich one better.  Clinton tried to hike taxes.  Gingrich sought to cut Medicare.  Pelosi wants to do both at once.  This is quite a feat:  She's combined the most unpopular Democratic and Republican proposals of the last generation in one piece of legislation.

Pelosi's Kamikazes?  Pelosi is ordering her fearful members to vote for the Obama-cum-Pelosi healthcare "reform" bill that has voters up in arms all over the country.  House Blue Dog "moderates" are already caught in a crossfire between their constituents and their leadership.  The Tea Partyers have been heard, and they are watching carefully.

Old-school corruption.  Before taking control of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history."  However, with dozens of mostly Democratic lawmakers and various staff under investigation by the House's twin ethics bodies, the majority clearly values political power over clean government.

The Worst Bill Ever.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly told fellow Democrats that she's prepared to lose seats in 2010 if that's what it takes to pass ObamaCare, and little wonder.  The health bill she unwrapped last Thursday [10/29/2009], which President Obama hailed as a "critical milestone," may well be the worst piece of post-New Deal legislation ever introduced.  In a rational political world, this 1,990-page runaway train would have been derailed months ago.

Pelosi Rebuffs Constitutional Question.  [Judge Andrew] Napolitano says Congress has conveniently forgotten that the federal government was granted specific enumerated powers, limited by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.  The power to regulate interstate commerce was intended to keep regular the trade between states and eliminate unfair in-state advantages.  Stretching the interpretation of interstate commerce regulation that Pelosi and others are attempting to do, and applying it to a very intimate matter like health care is far beyond the scope of the Commerce Clause.

VAT's The Matter?  At least twice a decade, it seems, desperate politicians latch on to the idea of a VAT as the best way to raise lots of money for their spending schemes.  No wonder.  Unlike our current system, a VAT would impose a uniform levy at each level of production, from raw materials to finished goods, so the revenue potential is huge.  Which is why it keeps coming up in our free-spending Capital.

Lied To Enough Already?  Individuals nationwide, regardless of political allegiance, have taken to the streets this year in opposition to the radical liberal agenda and assert that we're taxed enough already, but we should also recognize that liberals have lied to us enough already in regards to the further taxes we oppose.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continued her regularly scheduled display of dishonesty during a recent discussion of the value-added tax.

Mrs. Pelosi's VAT.  Candor about taxes is rare in Washington, so when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admits that Democrats may have to impose a huge new tax on the middle class to fund their spending ambitions, believe her.  Speaking with PBS's Charlie Rose on Monday [10/5/2009], Mrs. Pelosi mused publicly about the rising possibility of enacting a value-added tax, or VAT, as part of broader tax reform.  "Somewhere along the way, a value-added tax plays into this," she said.

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That's a national sales tax, in other words, on top of all our other taxes.

Piracy on Treasure Island.  Politicians with ties to land developers are trying to force the Navy to hand over one of the most valuable pieces of property in the country for free.  The House version of the 2010 Defense authorization bill scheduled for conference today contains language that would speed the transfer of Naval Station Treasure Island to the city of San Francisco at no cost. ... A Pelosi spokesman stressed that she did not author the provision, but her involvement is unmistakable.

Thugs, Tea Parties And Treacle.  The unwillingness of the Democratic establishment to defend free markets emboldens the [Pittsburgh] rioters.  In destroying private property and impeding trade, these anarchists prove their aims aren't democratic.  They resemble the mobs of Castro's Cuba who engage in violence against citizens to enforce conformity.  The outrage of it all raises questions about Pelosi's real agenda in her one-sided criticism of tea partiers.  By criticizing only tea partiers and ignoring rampant thugs, she seeks to repress peaceful dissent.  With that setup, it's no surprise that there's a mudslide of violence now rolling down on us from an energized radical left.

Joe Wilson Raps Pelosi Over Making Bills Available Online.  Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) marshaled his newfound celebrity Friday [9/25/2009] by sending a fundraising letter to Republicans that accuses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of failing to post all bills online at least 72 hours prior to votes.  Wilson, who rose to notoriety for interrupting President Obama's health-care address to Congress by yelling "You Lie!," charged Friday that Democratic congressional leaders "continue to spin and mislead the public" in the contentious debate over health-care reform.

Pelosi Seeks to Make Health Reform Bill More Liberal.  When House leadership brings a final health care bill to the full House floor, it may be more liberal than moderate House Democrats expected, according to reports.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is planning to include in the bill a tax on wealthy Americans, as well as a more robust government-run health insurance plan (or "public option"), abandoning the compromises leaders in a key committee worked out with the moderate Blue Dog Democrats, according to Roll Call.

The Democrats' Hypocrisy.  But as every San Franciscan knows, Dan White shot Moscone and Milk because Moscone would not give him his supervisor's post back and Milk supported Moscone. ... So it is hysterical and disingenuous for Pelosi to equate tea-party protests with the murders of Moscone and Milk and the riots that followed.  She knows better.  She herself said Thursday that people should take "responsibility" for what they say and any "incitement" their words cause.  She owes lawful protesters an apology.

Still Lying.  The Speaker of the House is right.  The Bay Area was indeed a mecca of political violence during the 1970s.  But the violence exclusively came from people whose outlook more closely resembled Nancy Pelosi's, not Joe Wilson's.

Pelosi's Pretense:  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held an "emotional" press conference to caution the rest of us "about the language" we use. ... It's hard to decide which is more repugnant, her acting ability or her double standard.  Madam Speaker, perhaps you're the one who isn't "balanced."

Pelosi Puts Her Foot In It.  Sorry folks, bigotry is bigotry; doesn't matter if you are white, black, yellow or plaid.  Obama is a bigot, Carter is not only an economic moron, he is also a bigot.  Pelosi is biased against heterosexuals and has a rabid bigotry against Christian white males.  In fact the entire tone of her statement indicates that she believes the greatest danger this country faces is the prototypical angry white male.  She is fearful that one of us who has a platform for our opinion will write or say something derogatory about Obama and one the members of our unstable redneck flock will sally forth to perform a heinous deed.

Speaker Of Lies.  What did the speaker know, and when did she know it? With CIA documents contradicting Nancy Pelosi's claims on classified briefings, will a death watch begin on her leadership?

Doubling Down On A Losing Strategy.  You've likely seen the video of Nancy Pelosi ostensibly choking back tears as she warns that violence is on the way, just as in 1970s San Francisco — one of the oddest analogies we've seen in a long time.  No, she wasn't talking about union thugs, the only people who have actually committed political violence during the current administration.  She was trying to smear and demonize conservatives and others who have rebelled against the Democrats' radical agenda:  government-run health care, bailouts, trillion dollar deficits, and so on.

They Hate the American We Love.  As militant as this president is, he is not alone in his extremism. The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a woman two heartbeats away from the presidency herself, is perhaps even more radical than Obama, if that is possible.  Pelosi and her counterpart in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), have thus far done this president's bidding.  That may change, especially in the Senate, but one thing is clear.  These people hate the America you and I love, and they will do whatever they can to alter it forever.

Nancy's Nazis:  Nancy Pelosi has a very florid imagination.  In her mind's eye she is seeing people "carrying swastikas" at Town Hall meetings to protest Obama's Central Plan for American medicine. ... It's a control freak's dream, after all, and the Nazis were totalitarian control freaks.

Recycling the contempt.  Angry lynch mobs (to hear House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her sidekick Steny Hoyer tell it) of elderly gents on walking sticks and little blue-haired ladies in their 80s have descended on congressmen at town meetings across the country — in California, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Maryland, Ohio, Georgia and other places.  They're taking out their anger and frustration at the Obama health care "reform" in the robust American way, but Mrs. Pelosi professes to see "reform" adrift on a turbulent sea of Nazi swastikas.

Health care outrage is plenty real.  When two of Congress' most powerful Democrats bash disagreeing citizens as "un-American," you know the hinges have fallen off.  Their smug lecture in a USA Today op-ed piece this week radiates the sanctimonious condescension that is dragging down President Barack Obama's suddenly human approval ratings.  "Health care is complex," professors Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer warn.  The attendant message:  Those displeased are stupid; if they were smarter, they would agree with us.  This is an old game for the left.  Only they are the smart, virtuous and responsible stewards of the mountains of taxpayer money that is their lifeblood.

Pelosi:  I'm clueless about cash cut-off.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday [9/16/2009] she is clueless about an amendment to prohibit government funds for embattled ACORN, although it overwhelmingly passed the Senate Monday and the White House is calling for the group to be held accountable.  "I don't even know what they passed," Pelosi told The Post yesterday.  "What did they do?  They defunded it?"

The Theory is Now a Conspiracy — Part II.  The US Constitution has very specific requirements for the office of President and Vice President and NO federal or state statute supersedes those Article II requirements.  The political Parties and each state Elector is charged with the legal responsibility of vetting and certifying that the candidates they nominate meet all necessary legal requirements for the office sought.  The RNC has done that, the DNC has NOT, except in the case of Obama's alleged birth place, Hawaii.  Where does this place Nancy Pelosi?  In a place of knowing, aiding and abetting?

The Opportunity of a Century.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi said one correct thing:  health care legislation is our "opportunity, not of a lifetime, but of the century."  Passage of the bill she supports would put us forever on the road to trillions of dollars in debt, bankruptcy, and European mistakes; defeat of the bill will safeguard the unique American recipe for liberty and prosperity.  Pelosi and her friends would give more control to patients over their medical care IF the liberals really wanted to improve quality and reduce cost.  Instead, they are trying to push our nation in the opposite direction, taking away control from patients over access and choices for medical care.

In Case You Had Any Doubts.  The Wall Street Journal editors in a helpful summary make two key points about the newly released CIA documents.  First, Nancy Pelosi did indeed lie.  She was briefed on the enhanced interrogation techniques ... And second, the interrogation techniques worked.

Are Pelosi's lies impeachable?  It is simply implausible that — in the dark days and weeks and months following 9/11, and the anthrax attacks which actually shut down the Capitol building in which she works — Pelosi remained unaware of the intelligence community's efforts to prevent further attacks.  We are supposed to believe that Pelosi, as ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, showed such disinterest as to fail to ask whether EIT's were actually being used and that, as the leader of the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, she couldn't find fulfill her responsibilities to discuss such a vital matter with her own top aide.

Pelosi's Swastika Claim Is A Crock.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) proclaimed that those attending health care town hall meetings are "carrying swastikas."

Mr. President, Americans are not an 'angry mob'.  They aren't carrying swastikas, either, contrary to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's rant about the legions of worried citizens who have been standing up in multiple town halls and congressional forums to demand straight answers from their congressmen about what they are doing under the guise of "health-care reform."  Pelosi's attempt to smear honest citizens as Nazis is only the most reprehensible manifestation of a White House-directed propaganda campaign to discredit anyone who disagrees with President Obama's health-care proposal.

'Grassroots' vs. 'Astroturf': A Pitched Battle Over Health Care.  Is the Astroturf always greener on the other side?  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has characterized outspoken protests at town hall meetings on health care as "astroturf" — or disingenuous grassroots organization by conservative opponents of the legislation.  But President Obama is now calling on his online network of supporters, Organizing for America (OFA), to get involved in the debate.

Pelosi's plan: wine, dine big donors.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moves in a rarefied world of high society and high-level politics — and nothing underscores that fact quite like her plans for the August recess.  Pelosi will spend next weekend quietly tending to top party donors and political allies at a series of private events in Northern California.

Cap Taxes, Trade Congress.  While these Roman throwbacks [in Congress] attempt to save the planet, pagan style, so they can set up their Darwinian nirvana on earth, the rest of us have enough sense not to try to make the state our church.  While we, in the other America, use reason to guide our decisions, Nancy Pelosi actually seems to think she's the reincarnation of some pagan goddess on a mission to save the planet. ... Meanwhile, New England has just reported the coldest June on record, while the Global Warming hoax is revealed as a pile of pure poppycock by more real scientists every single day.  This Congress and their pagan-god delusions have got to go.  Has ever a more witless group reigned from on high in such vainglorious fashion?

Spies, lies and Speaker Pelosi.  The latest kerfuffle has Congressional Democrats accusing the Central Intelligence Agency of having a "secret plan" to capture or kill al-Qaida leadership. ... Of course, this whole issue has been constructed to protect Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one of the most remarkable moonbats ever to appear in American public life.  Back in May, while attempting to chew her way out of a leg-trap set by her left-wing base as to whether she was aware of waterboarding and enhanced interrogation by the CIA, Pelosi accused the agency of misleading Congress "all the time."

Pelosi v. CIA.  The last time the CIA and Nancy Pelosi were in the news together, the House Speaker was accusing the agency of lying about its briefings to Congress on the interrogation of al Qaeda detainees.  This week, the Speaker's fellow Democrats are set to block public disclosure of what Ms. Pelosi was really told and when.

The Democrats' War on our Spies.  The Democrats' war against our spies has taken two new turns.  In their zeal to punish Bush administration officials — and protect House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) from publication of the facts showing her complicity in then-legal waterboarding of terrorist prisoners — the Democrats have again accused the CIA of lying.

Another Phony Scandal.  With Speaker Pelosi caught in the web of her own deceit over what the CIA told her about "torture," and the Obama administration in the middle of its latest 180-degree reversal over CIA interrogators (Attorney General Holder is now considering prosecutions despite Obama's promise of no prosecutions), Democrats have trumped up a charge that the CIA, on the orders of Vice President Dick Cheney, failed to notify Congress that it was contemplating — not implementing, but essentially brainstorming about — plans to kill or capture top al-Qaeda figures.  This is their most ludicrous gambit in a long time — and that's saying something.

Protecting Pelosi, not America.  President Obama made the hunt for Al-Qaeda a repeated theme of his 2008 election campaign, scolding Bush for diverting resources from the "real" war on terror.  "We will kill bin Laden," he vowed in the second presidential debate in October.  "We will crush Al-Qaeda."  So why the outrage from Schakowsky and her colleagues?  It appears that the controversy has less to do with protecting America than protecting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

ACES Up Her Sleeve.  Well before Barack Obama brought hope to the White House, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was adamant that something new and different and wonderful had arrived.  In 2006, the incoming Speaker pledged that hers would be the "most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history."  At the time, we were skeptical — to say the least.  Our refusal to accept her rhetoric was roundly vindicated last week.  That was when Madam-Speaker used every dirty trick at her disposal to coldly ram a 1,500 page global warming bill through the House of Representatives.

Capping and Trading Away Our Jobs.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says this is a jobs bill, "Jobs, jobs, jobs."  Unfortunately, the jobs created in alternative energy sources will be more than offset by job losses; and the "millions" of jobs that the bill is supposed to create can indeed be outsourced.  In fact, GE is already importing wind turbines from its plants in China, Germany and Spain to supply wind farms in the United States.

Democrats Continue to Protect ACORN.  Abraham Lincoln once remarked that "nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."  This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her liberal colleagues demonstrated once again that in matters where power may conflict with principle, these liberals will put power first every time.

GOP hits Pelosi for mouse funds.  The tiny mouse that became a hotly disputed symbol of wasteful spending in the $787 billion economic stimulus bill has returned to pester House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  The Obama administration revealed last week that as much as $16.1 million from the stimulus program is going to save the San Francisco Bay Area habitat of, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.

Approval Ratings for Pelosi Hit a New Low.  A month after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's showdown with the CIA over interrogation techniques, just 38 percent of Americans approve of her job performance, while 45 percent disapprove, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released yesterday.  That's the lowest approval rating she has received in the poll.

Pelosi will profit from Obama-Waxman-Markety cap-and-trade energy bill.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has vowed to bring the Obama-Waxman-Markey (OWM) anti-global warming cap-and-trade energy bill to the floor for a final vote Friday [6/26/2009], which raises an interesting question:  How much money will Pelosi make if the measure becomes law, as seems quite likely?  Pelosi, of course, is not the only member of Congress to own significant shares of energy companies. ... But as House Speaker, Pelosi's ownership of an unknown number of shares in the Clean Energy Fuels Corp. valued at between $15,000 and $50,000, may deserve particular attention.

Pelosi's Pork Problem.  Picture a freight train roaring down the tracks.  Picture House Speaker Nancy Pelosi positioning her party on the rails.  Picture a growing stream of nervous souls diving for the weeds.  Picture all this, and you've got a sense of the Democrats' earmark-corruption problem.  This particular choo-choo has the name John Murtha emblazoned on the side, and with each chug is proving that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

Pelosi 'dressed up' as Gore in China.  The trouble has been well publicized.  She was briefed by the CIA on waterboarding when it was first transpiring, did nothing to object and later told various stories meant to deny her tacit complicity.  In short, she lied, and because of witnesses and documentation, got caught.  Reporters loved this story, and it got to where Pelosi had an increasingly hard time revealing how horrible Republicans were.

Pelosi Censors Republicans.  Monday night [7/13/2009] Democrats voted to shut down the U.S. House Representatives rather than allow a handful of Republican Congressmen to speak on the floor.  What could have been so offensive or frightening about our discourse that Speaker Pelosi felt she had to protect her party by gagging free speech in the House?

We've heard this Washington song before.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday [6/17/2009] by barring Republicans from offering any amendments to spending legislation.  This has never been done before in the entire history of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Time for Nancy Pelosi to Resign.  Bush, Cheney and the CIA protected American lives.  Pelosi has attempted to undermine the credibility of those who kept us safe, in order to save her own job and status.  Furthermore, her behavior flies directly in the face of Obama's promise of a new era of integrity in politics, and he shouldn't stand by her while she lies.  Pelosi needs to step down, or the Obama administration and their allies in the House should end Pelosi's disgraceful political career.

Pelosi's Chinese Climate Change.  Back when Mrs. Pelosi was a rising liberal star her signature issue was human rights in China.  In 1991, she famously unfurled a pro-democracy banner in Tiananmen Square. During the Clinton Administration, she argued against normalizing trade relations with China unless linked to human-rights progress.  Yet throughout last week's China tour Mrs. Pelosi said nothing of note about human rights — despite the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre this week.

Speaker Pelosi's Controversial Marxist Connections:  Like the president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not have to go through a background investigation in order to get a security clearance.  This loophole in the law enables the president and members of Congress to automatically qualify for security clearances, even if they have controversial backgrounds and associations, by virtue of the fact that they get elected to high office in Washington, D.C.  In the case of Speaker Pelosi, who is second in the line of succession to the presidency after the vice president, there is increasing concern about whether she can be trusted with national security secrets.

Pelosi appeals for China's help on climate change.  U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Beijing on Thursday [5/25/2009] to cooperate on climate change, calling a safe environment a basic human right. ... "We have so much room for improvement," she said.  "Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory ... of how we are taking responsibility."

Pelosi vs. CIA: Why It Matters.  "Bush lied, people died" became a refrain uttered endlessly by Bush haters.  But Bush didn't lie — and the Democrats know it.  Indeed, to extricate herself from Torture-gate, Pelosi now compliments the CIA, the very agency Bush relied on in making the case for war.  But public opinion turned against the war.  Then waterboarding became "torture."

Pelosi's story has lots of holes in it.  This all matters because Pelosi has been leading the charge for a so-called "truth commission" to probe the means by which the Bush administration convinced itself it was within its moral and legal bounds in torturing people.  As Republicans have sensibly pointed out, that becomes problematic if you knew about said torture for seven years and said nothing.

Pelosi's Lies Roil Dem Establishment.  Nancy Pelosi was loudly applauded by the liberal media when she became Speaker of the House.  She is one of their own.  She's a true believer from the pinkest precincts of San Francisco. ... Pelosi is up for reelection next year.  If her San Francisco voters understand that she's been lying to them for eight whole years about waterboarding, furious peasants with pitchforks will be marching up the Castro.

Richard Milhous Pelosi.  Pelosi, like Nixon, is caught in her own web of denials.  She knew waterboarding was being employed and did nothing to stop it.  Her continued denials only dig her hole deeper in a failed Watergate-like cover-up, and she knows it.  Her body language in the May 14 press conference, fumbling with papers and flustered stops and starts all betray her intent to mislead.  Pelosi knew about the waterboarding and did nothing to stop it.  She is caught between the facts and her own radicalism in condemning the CIA.

Nervous Nancy.  Senior House Democrat leadership aides say that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes that members of the Central Intelligence Agency aren't the only people who have been lying to her.  "Since she stepped into the middle of this waterboarding controversy she's become almost paranoid about her own people," says one leadership aide, who has worked with Pelosi, most recently in strategizing about House efforts on health care reform.

Pelosi's chickens home to roost.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi is engaged in the fight of her career.  The embattled speaker has resorted to attacking the credibility of the CIA over the extent of their disclosure of enhanced interrogation tactics, even as her own credibility melts away.  The truth of the matter, though, is that the situation in which Mrs. Pelosi finds herself is one of her own making, and just the latest in a series of irresponsible political moves.

Pelosi bewildered, but unbothered.  OK, fine.  The CIA — gasp! — fibbed, and she fell for it.  To me, that is not the real question, however.  To me, the real question is what on earth Pelosi thought the CIA meant when it said it was using "enhanced interrogation techniques" on detainees.  Did Pelosi think the CIA was sending these men to bed without dinner?

Cheney: Pelosi knew of interrogations.  Accusing President Obama of giving Americans "less than half the truth," former Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday [5/21/2009] tough interrogation tactics worked, and said the tactics had the approval of members of Congress including current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Is Nancy Pelosi a liar or a hypocrite?  If people were legitimately concerned that we were going to be attacked again in 2002, how does Pelosi become absolved of responsibility but Bush lawyers are guilty of war crimes?  We've long known that Pelosi, now calling for a truth commission to investigate the use of interrogation methods she once condoned, is a hypocrite.  The more pertinent question now is whether she's a liar.

Pelosi should 'fess up.  Down deep she has to realize that she's beginning to look not just foolish, but like others before her who have refused to admit they've been caught in a misstatement (Washingtonese for a lie).  To delay the inevitable, she's claiming that everyone around her is lying.

The witch hunt has caught the witch.  It's been fascinating to watch perhaps soon to be former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) dig her political grave.  The first rule of holes is that when you find yourself in one, stop digging.  But for her press conference Thursday, Ms. Pelosi rented a steam shovel.

Pelosi Did Nothing With Knowledge About Enhanced Interrogation Techniques.  Seemingly lost in the dispute over what Speaker Pelosi says she was not told are the implications of what she acknowledges she was told.

Why Liberals Never Lie.  Leon Panetta also made clear that the CIA had truthfully, and fully briefed the speaker as to the techniques used, that she was in attendance, acknowledged the techniques, and had no problem with them at the time.  Thus the history books will say, began the downfall of Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House.

In Pelosi flap, whoever is lying must pay.  The greatest challenge in absorbing the Nancy Pelosi story is shelving our personal and political feelings about her.  For her supporters, that means suppressing the instinct to defend her at all costs.  For critics, that means suppressing the default setting of despising her.

Why Pelosi must go.  It's obvious that either Leon Panetta, Obama's head of the CIA, or Nancy Pelosi, his party's Speaker of the House, has to go.  No administration can tolerate a permanent, public civil war between two such high-ranking officials.

Why Pelosi Should Step Down:  To test how much damage Speaker Pelosi has done to the defense of our nation, ask yourself this:  If you were a young man or woman just starting out today, would you put on a uniform or become an intelligence officer to defend America, knowing that tomorrow a politician like Nancy Pelosi could decide you were a criminal?  Would you?

Let's Find Out Who's Lying: Pelosi or CIA.  There's nothing to agree or disagree about when it comes to intelligence officials misleading Congress.  Pelosi didn't say she might have misunderstood.  She isn't saying things have changed.  As I understand it, she is claiming that intelligence officials lied to her.  That needs to be investigated.  If Pelosi was misled, those responsible should step aside.  If she wasn't — if she is pointing at others to avoid taking responsibility for herself — then she will face loud calls to do so herself.

Pelosi's accusations against the CIA can no longer be met with silence.  He's the man with the silver tongue, "a gift," as he once called his inspired ability with words.  Yet while a heated battle with national security implications rages around him, President Obama has pushed his mute button.  It's been six days since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went wiggy and accused the Central Intelligence Agency of repeatedly lying to her and others in Congress, saying "they mislead us all the time."

She said, he said.  Both Pelosi and Obama are caught between the political necessity of preventing another 9/11 and losing their jobs or explaining what might have to be done and risk losing their jobs.  Kerry was right:  "torture elicits lies."  But not in the way he meant.

Systemic Democrat Rot:  The systemic rot within the Democrat Party is obvious to anyone other than the 13 million people on Obama's campaign email list. ... We got a more recent look at it during the Lewinski scandal of the Clinton years, but now it has burst upon the political scene again as it is obvious to everyone that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has been lying about her knowledge and acceptance of "enhanced interrogations."  Calls from any House Democrat that she should step down or be removed are muted or non-existent.

Nancy 'Scooter' Pelosi.  Scooter Libby went to prison for the "outing" of a desk-jockey CIA agent.  He forgot conversations.  Pelosi forgets briefings.  And the outing of our entire intelligence apparatus by Democrats is OK.

Nancy's Versions:  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is almost certainly not telling the truth about her foreknowledge of EITs — what the CIA calls "enhanced interrogation techniques" and critics call "torture."  To answer the inevitable question, we turn to recently released CIA records.

Pelosi Blames Bush for Social Security and Medicare Woes.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reacting to a dire government report on the solvency of Social Security and Medicare, says it's all the Bush administration's fault.

Pelosi in a Pickle.  CIA Director Leon Panetta yesterday [5/15/2009] let House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a fellow Democrat, have it with both barrels.  Without naming his one-time House colleague — who, a day earlier, had charged that Panetta's agency "mislead[s] us all the time" — the CIA chief sent an agency-wide memo citing "the long tradition in Washington of making political hay out of our business."

Panetta's Pelosi Smackdown.  Our guess is that Nancy Pelosi will come to regret her accusation on Thursday that CIA officials lied to her about their interrogation of terrorists.  It took only a day for the agency to fire back, in the form of a statement from Director Leon Panetta, a Democrat, an Obama appointee and a long-time California Congressional colleague of the House Speaker.

Flailing In Quicksand.  The CIA will bite back after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's wild new allegations of a cover-up on terrorist interrogations.  When that truth comes out, she'll lose big.  It may be the lie that ensnares her.

The truth about Nancy Pelosi's lie:  Three things are now clear about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent comments about what she knew and when she knew it concerning the CIA's use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs), including water-boarding:  First, it is no longer possible to doubt that Pelosi knew as of September 4, 2002 that the CIA included water-boarding among its tools for interrogating high-value terrorists like al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah.

Lies And Liars.  Last week saw an unusual number of outright lies from our media and political class.  Lies that went virtually unchallenged. ... Lie #2:  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced to the world that she was never told during a congressional briefing in 2002 that waterboarding or other "enhanced" interrogation techniques were being used on terrorism suspects.

Masters of deception.  Students of intelligence-gathering will tell you deception and outright lying are essential to the art.  Having now reviewed the controversy over who in Congress knew what about the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques, I have concluded that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might make a superb intelligence officer.  She claims she was utterly unaware of the CIA's rough treatment of terrorists detained after Sept. 11, 2001.  She says this without betraying a hint of deception or uncertainty.

Dems' effective one-two punch.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) is the most partisan Democrat in the House, while her deputy, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), is one of the most bipartisan lawmakers in the lower chamber, according to a survey conducted by The Hill.  The two Democratic leaders have established a good-cop-bad-cop modus operandi, which may be a key to their effectiveness since taking control in 2007.

Pelosi Briefed on Use of Interrogation Tactics in Sept. 2002.  ABC News' Rick Klein reports:  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefed on the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on terrorist suspect Abu Zubaydah in September 2002, according to a report prepared by the Director of National Intelligence's office and obtained by ABC News.

Pelosi lied about interrogation briefing.  If a CIA memorandum obtained by Jed Babbin of Human Events is genuine, then Nancy Pelosi shook her finger in the face of the nation and lied about not being told water boarding was used.

Have You No Sense of Decency, Ms. Pelosi, at Long Last? Have You No Sense of Decency?  The news that Nancy Pelosi was, in fact, briefed on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques as early 2002 should have two repercussions. ... What we are seeing is yet another chicken, albeit a large one, coming home to roost...

Pelosi refutes intelligence memo.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday questioned the accuracy of an intelligence memo that appeared to conflict with her previous statements that she was not told of waterboarding at a classified briefing she attended in 2002 on CIA interrogation techniques.

Probe Yourselves.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants a broad "probe" of Wall Street, much like the 1932 Pecora Commission that led to sweeping bank reforms. ... Why do this now?  Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues are feeling the heat from Tea Party demonstrations and growing voter anger over the massive waste entailed in the $4 trillion (and rising) stimulus-bailout bonanza.  Again, the Democrats created all this spending.  Now, as it proves unpopular, they just walk away from it.

Is Pelosi a War Criminal?  Pelosi is just as guilty as George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, other members of Congress who were briefed in detail on the CIA interrogation program, the Justice Department lawyers who wrote the opinions and the CIA personnel who crafted the interrogation program.  But none is guilty of any crime if, as it appears, they obeyed the law as it was written then.

Pelosi's Library Quarantine:  In February, an overzealous law governing lead in products resulted in toys going from store shelves to the trash heap.  Now, confusion over how the rules affect children's books has led some libraries to rope off kids' sections.  Last summer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) interpreted the 2008 law to include children's books, though exactly what that means is anyone's guess.

Pelosi Tells Illegal Immigrants That Work Site Raids are Un-American.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently told a group of both legal and illegal immigrants and their families that enforcement of existing immigration laws, as currently practiced, is "un-American."  The speaker, condemning raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, referred to the immigrants she was addressing as "very, very patriotic."

Hillary, Pelosi in la-la-land on immigration.  Last week Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) described the law-enforcement activities of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as "un-American."  Which triggers the question — since when is enforcing federal law by a federal agency "un-American"? ... Pelosi's comments reveal just how out of touch she is — like most of her party's leadership — with most Americans.

Speaker Pelosi's Latest Move to Regulate the News.  While clearly there are serious issues engulfing the newspaper industry, in San Francisco and elsewhere, the problem isn't one of anti-trust violations.  Pelosi has made her feelings known.  She would like a return to the Fairness Doctrine.  This is a nose under the tent.  Yes, the industry is changing.  It has been for years.  But other than perhaps some limits on one company owning too many TV, radio and newspapers in a single market, the government really should have no role in the business of news.

Pelosi dodges chance to end automatic pay raises.  Congress' automatic pay raises are in little immediate danger of being scrapped for good, even with the economy slumping and millions of Americans unemployed.

Liberals and the Stimulus.  Nothing captured quite so perfectly the manic state among those eager for the passage and implementation of the so-called "stimulus" as the wild remark by Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, that "every month we do not have an economic recovery package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs."  There are only 300 million Americans in all, among them 75 million under the age of eighteen and 36 million over the age of sixty-five.  The number of employable Americans is thus somewhere around 190 million.  If one were to calculate using Pelosian math, by the end of this month alone, the United States would be facing an unemployment rate approaching 1,200 percent.

The People Who Can Make or Break Obama.  [#2] Nancy Pelosi:  Almost single-handedly Speaker Nancy Pelosi destroyed President Obama's image as a moderate conciliator.  Her pork-a-thon spending bill dressed up as a stimulus and her decision to exclude Republicans entirely from the legislative process not only revived the Republican opposition, but needlessly sacrificed the Democrats' appeal to moderate swing voters.  Now that her appetite has been whetted (and it is clear the president has no interest or ability in restraining her), there is no telling how far to the left she will leap.

Pelosi throws cold water on weapons ban.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tossed cold water on the prospect of reinstating the assault weapons ban, highlighting Democrats' reluctance to take on gun issues.  Attorney General Eric Holder raised the prospect Wednesday [2/25/2009] that the administration would push to bring back the ban.  But Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated on Thursday that he never talked to her.  The Speaker gave a flat "no" when asked if she had talked to administration officials about the ban.

'I am the Speaker of the House'.  When the book is written on Nancy Pelosi's reign as speaker of the House, the thinnest chapter just might turn out to be:  "Bipartisanship and the 111th Congress."

Pope tells Nancy Pelosi life must be protected.  Pope Benedict XVI received Nancy Pelosi, one of the most prominent abortion rights politicians in America, and told her Wednesday [2/18/2009] that Catholic politicians have a duty to protect life "at all stages of its development."

Catholic Group Petitions Pope to Excommunicate Nancy Pelosi.  Human Life International (HLI), a Catholic pro-life group based in Front Royal, Va., had a letter from its Rome office delivered to the Vatican this week, in which it called upon Pope Benedict XVI to "formally excommunicate" from the Catholic Church House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  The pope met with Pelosi on Wednesday.

Ten Ways Obama Can Get a Grip:  First, never, ever let Nancy Pelosi carry the ball for the administration.  Her contempt for bipartisanship, political extremism, and inability to defend her own handiwork make her politically toxic.  From here on out President Obama would do well to deliver the legislation he wants, and position himself as a force for moderation, not the lackey of the speaker.

Pelosi Advocates Greater Government Investment in Banks.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, describing the U.S. economy as "dark, darker, darkest," indicated that further nationalization of American banks may be necessary, although she shied away from using the word "nationalization."

'I am the Speaker of the House'.  To hear her aides and associates tell it, Pelosi entered last week on her best bipartisan behavior, hoping that billions in tax cuts would be enough to lure six to 10 Republican House members to vote for the $819 billion stimulus plan.  To Republicans, it was a typical Pelosi pose  — and they accused her of ramming one of the biggest spending bills in history down their throats while scaling back President Barack Obama's tax-cut proposal to fund 40 years' worth of liberal wish-list items.

Pelosi's Abortion Stimulus Package.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) will bring her "Kill the Children" economic stimulus plan to the floor of the House this week for a likely vote on Thursday [1/29/2009].  On ABC's "This Week" last Sunday, Pelosi justified the inclusion of expanded federal funding for abortions as part of an economic stimulus plan on the grounds that reducing the number of children being born would help stimulate the economy.

Nancy Pelosi's neo-eugenics.  Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is no economist, judging by her comments made to ABC's George Stephanopoulus, in asserting population growth in the US would be a drag on economic growth.  Population growth usually is an economic stimulant, especially in developed countries.  It always is a stimulant in developed democracies with private property rights and free markets.  Otherwise we wouldn't have a consumer society.

Pelosi Open to Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receptive to the idea of prosecuting some Bush administration officials, while letting others who are accused of misdeeds leave office without prosecution, she told Chris Wallace in an interview on "FOX News Sunday."  "I think you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to ignore it," the California Democrat said.

The honeymoon ends promptly at noon.  So far [the Obama] administration looks more like a Clinton Restoration than anything anticipated by the embittered cult on the far fringes of the nutcake left.  That's better than some of us expected.  But Nancy Pelosi, the dowager queen of the San Francisco Democrats, and some of her congressional acolytes still dream of resurrecting Nuremberg and putting George W. and Dick Cheney in the dock, like Hermann Goering.

Pelosi's Toy Story:  Under a new law set to go into effect February 10, unsold toys, along with bikes, books and even children's clothing are destined for the scrap heap due to an overzealous law to increase toy safety.  The damage comes from new rules governing lead in children's products.  After last year's scare over contaminated toys made in China, Congress leapt in to require all products aimed at children under 12 years old to be certified as safe and virtually lead-free by independent testing.

House re-elects Nancy Pelosi as speaker.  The woman who made history two years ago by becoming the first female speaker of the House has been re-elected to that post.  House colleagues today [1/6/2009] chose Nancy Pelosi to continue as speaker.

The Pelosi Doctrine:  What's good for her is good for the U.S.  President-elect Barack Obama meets today with Democratic congressional leaders to discuss their forthcoming economic stimulus package.  On Wednesday a Democrats-only committee hearing will convene to push for congressional action before Obama's January 20 inauguration.  Thus advances a sham economic stimulus bill via a sham legislative process.

Pelosi Erases Gingrich's Long-Standing Fairness Rules.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation.  Pelosi's proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office.

The Pelosi Record:  Ms. Pelosi likes to thunder against "the failures of eight years of the Bush economic policies."  The stock market has collapsed, she hisses, "because of a Republican philosophy of greed, deregulation, and tax cuts."  But almost the entire decline in the economy has come since she picked up the Speaker's gavel.  The stock market has decisively voted thumbs-down on the Pelosi paradigm, with the Dow falling from 12,157 in November 2006 to 8,600 today.  And it's not just the stock market that has imploded.  Let's consider the gale of destruction since the Pelosi era began.

Pelosi Defends Rangel.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told NBC's Meredith Vieira in an interview taped Monday [12/8/2008] that Rep. Charles Rangel should not step down as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.  Pelosi said she didn't see "any reason" that Rangel should step down.

If she needs a few reasons, she should click here.

In Alaska, The Drill Is Gone.  Remember those 68 million acres House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the oil companies had to use or lose?  According to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, they can't drill there either.

Pelosi's Quandary:  Jobs or Cross-eyed Mosquitoes?  Until now, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been adamant in insisting that funds from a $25B package intended for making automobiles more environmentally friendly NOT be used to help bail out the auto industry.  With her crazy liberal perspective, Pelosi has consistently favored the needs of insects and polar bears over hard-working Americans who need jobs.

Nationalizing Detroit:  In the Washington mind, there are two kinds of private companies.  There are successful if "greedy" corporations, which can always afford to pay more taxes and tolerate more regulation.  And then there are the corporate supplicants that need a handout.  As the Detroit auto makers are proving, you can go from being the first to the second in the blink of an election.

The Editor says...
Aren't these corporate bailouts exactly what Obama's supporters thought they were voting against?

Pelosi censors poster of troops.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-S.F., has done something worse than commit a crime against the First Amendment.  The speaker's censorship of nonobtrusive posters featuring men and women who gave that last full measure of devotion in service to their country is a blunder that could alienate 23 million veterans and their families from the Democratic Party.  If she is endowed with a crumb of constitutional or political sense, she will reverse course.

Pelosi paid husband with PAC funds.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly $100,000 from her political action committee to her husband's real estate and investment firm over the past decade, a practice of paying a spouse with political donations that she supported banning last year.  Financial Leasing Services Inc. (FLS), owned by Paul F. Pelosi, has received $99,000 in rent, utilities and accounting fees from the speaker's "PAC to the Future" over the PAC's nine-year history.

House Speaker Pelosi Used Political Donations to Pay Husband's Firm.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid her husband's real estate and investment firm nearly $100,000 from her political action committee over the past decade, a practice that she voted to ban last year and that her party condemned as part of the "culture of corruption" when Republicans did it.

A failure to lead.  "For six years, Pelosi served on the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (the Ethics Committee)."  Six years later, what do we have?  Indicted Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, who maintains his House seat in the middle of a corruption trial, without so much as a reprimand from Mrs. Pelosi.  Neither did she issue a single admonition to Rep. Charles Rangel, New York Democrat and Ways and Means Committee chairman, for his apparent failure to pay income taxes.

Democrats Fumble Ball On Energy.  In a letter just this week to House Republican leader John Boehner, Pelosi touted an extensive record of energy success.  But a look at Pelosi's "record" shows it to be pretty pathetic.  She and congressional Democrats have pursued energy "price-gougers," even though more than 17 studies have shown the practice is virtually nonexistent; they've punished "Big Oil" with higher taxes, while handing subsidies to alternative energy; and they've sought to punish "market manipulators."  None of these ideas work.

The drilling bill that bans drilling.  This bill permanently bans all drilling within 50 miles of the US coast, which just happens to be where most of the recoverable oil and gas reserves are.  It permits drilling between 50 and 100 miles out only if the adjoining states agree — which they won't, since the bill denies them any share in the royalties the oil companies would have to pay, thereby eliminating any financial incentive for a state to say yes.  Virtually all the oil off the California coast and beneath the Eastern Gulf of Mexico would be locked up for good.

The Glories of Socialism.  Nancy Pelosi said a few weeks ago that we should nationalize the oil companies.  Well, Hugo Chavez has already done that and perhaps we should examine the results.

New Evidence of Nancy Pelosi Associate Supporting Chavez, Marxists, & Terrorists.  A Colombian associate of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is once again linked to FARC terrorists and Marxist Dictator Hugo Chavez with the revelation of damning new messages concerning Colombian Senator Piedad Córdoba that are currently being investigated by Colombian military officials.  Once again we have a powerful American politician, this one the Speaker of the House of Representatives, linked to those attempting to institute Marxist regimes to our South.

Pelosi's Energy Stonewall:  Democrats appear ready to sacrifice their whole agenda, even spending, rather than allow new domestic energy production.  Or even a mere debate about energy.  The Democratic leadership is stonewalling any measure that might possibly relax the Congressional ban on offshore drilling.  Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid know that they would lose if a vote ever came to the floor, and they're desperate to suppress an insurrection among those Democrats who are pragmatic about one of the top economic issues.

The 21st century Boston Tea Party.  On Aug. 1, Speaker Nancy Pelosi — without addressing gas prices that continue to hover near $4 per gallon — adjourned Congress for five weeks, dimmed the lights, turned off the microphones and C-SPAN cameras and attempted to remove the press and visitors from the House chamber.  Republicans refuse to leave the chamber because the issue is about much more than gas prices.  It is about much more than energy.  It is about the U.S. economy, jobs and national security.  It is about who we are as a people.

Where's the Energy?  Locked up, thanks to Speaker Pelosi.  With complete disregard to the rights of the minority party, the Democrat leadership in Congress will not allow a vote on drilling for America's vast domestic resources.  Producers have made great strides in minimizing ecological damage.  Over the past 25 years, 7 billion gallons of oil have been pumped to shore, without a single significant spill.  In fact, the last oil spill of any impact from a drilling rig off our shores occurred 37 years ago.  Yet, congressional Democrats refuse to acknowledge these facts, choosing instead to remain beholden to the fringe environmental extremists who oppose advancement.

Pelosi looks to load up drilling bill.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may be ready to allow a vote on offshore drilling, but that doesn't mean she's going to make it easy on the Republicans who've been goading her for weeks on energy.  As she announced her willingness to hold a drilling vote Monday night, she stressed that it would have to be part of a larger energy package.  And the contents of that package might include some items that would be tough for Republicans and the energy industry to swallow….

Pelosi's Ploy:  It's not that we think Pelosi won't let something with the word "drilling" in it come up for a vote.  It's just that it's likely to be stuck in one of those big omnibus bills with all sorts of pork-barrel spending, new taxes, restrictions on oil use, new economy-damaging limits on global warming gases or plans to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower prices — a silly idea most sensible centrist Democrats are walking away from.

Pelosi's Drilling Ruse:  When Democrats opposed every measure to increase domestic oil production, they angered millions of Americans.  And when they finally tried to claim they were for new drilling by producing two bills that allowed new drilling only where there was little or no oil, Americans quickly picked up on the scam.  On all of the major issues of the past two years, the Democrats chose to play political gotcha instead of actually govern.

Nancy Pelosi's Power Recipe:  Although 73 percent of Americans favor offshore drilling, Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't allow the House of Representatives to vote on the Republican bill to lift the drilling ban.  In a recent CNN interview, Pelosi said she has "no plans" to schedule a vote on it because she opposes drilling in "protected areas."  She is contradicting the pledge she made in 2007 at her swearing-in as speaker:  "I accept this gavel in the spirit of partnership, not partisanship, and I look forward to working with you, [Minority Leader John] Boehner, and the Republicans in Congress for the good of the American people."  What's her excuse for her recent stand?

Pelosi won't limit vote to offshore drilling.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday firmly rejected the idea of a House vote solely on the issue of offshore oil drilling, calling it "a hoax on the American people" backed by oil companies. ... "You want to drill?  We want the royalties for the American people, and we want that to pay for renewable energy resources," the San Francisco Democrat said in an interview for KQED television's weekly news show, "This Week in Northern California."  "We want to connect all that together."

The Editor interjects...
But Ms. Pelosi, those royalties are not yours to give away.

Pelosi's oil slick.  On one hand, what kind of leader would she be if she didn't acknowledge that movement in public opinion? ... But on the other hand, she hails from California where there's long been a "No way, Jose", or better yet "No way, San Jose" attitude about off-shore drilling.  So she can't just give up on opposing such drilling without inviting a severe backlash from her constituency.

Pelosi's top five list for the next president:  When the next U.S. president moves into the White House on January 20, 2009, he shouldn't be surprised to get a call from Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill with a list of legislative demands.  "End the (Iraq) war, expand health care, create jobs through innovation, rebuild infrastructure and ensure our energy independence."  In that order.

The Editor says...
I don't know what the next president will say in reply, but here's what I would say:
  1. We should win the war, not just end it.
  2. Socialized medicine is for socialists.
  3. Private businesses create jobs through innovation — but only
  when they can overcome layers of bureaucratic red tape and huge tax bites.
  4. The Constitution says nothing about "infrastructure", so that is up to the 50 states.
  5. Energy independence is impossible as long as Democrats oppose every practical source of energy.
What are the next five items on your list, Nancy?

Pelosi's spatula:  Americans don't think the 110th Congress — the one under the leadership of Democrats Harry Reid in the Senate and Nancy Pelosi in the House — has much to say for itself.  Regardless of the issue, Americans are clearly of the mind that Congress is shirking its responsibilities.  The energy/oil issue is no exception.  In fact, Republicans are more in sync with voters than Democrats.

What America's Daughters Need To Know About Nancy Pelosi:  The Democratic Speaker of the House and a co-author hired to try to add flavor to bland Beltway establishment oatmeal have penned a self-help book for "America's daughters" to help them "Know Your Power."  It's a dreadfully pedestrian text ("As long as we recognize the power within us, we will continue to have choices, and we will continue to lead."), surpassed in its dreadfulness only by the timing of its publication.

The Imperious Nancy Pelosi.  Power is known to do some mighty strange things to otherwise quite normal people.  At this perilous moment in our history, we have given a great deal of power to a kindly Catholic grandmother named Nancy.  And, unfortunately for us little people, it seems to have gone straight to the little lady's head.

Pelosi:  Drilling in protected areas 'a hoax'.  "This call for drilling in areas that are protected is a hoax, it's an absolute hoax on the part of the Republicans and this administration" Pelosi said at her weekly press conference.  "It's a decoy to punt your attention away from the fact that their policies have produced $4-a-gallon gasoline."

That assertion is easily disproven by looking at the causes of high oil and gas prices.

The Drill-Nothing Congress.  The average price for regular gas hit $4 a gallon over the weekend.  Gas prices have risen 75% since Nancy Pelosi took over.  Where's the energy independence Democrats promised two years ago?

Blame Democrats for high gas prices.  Two years ago then Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi boldly proclaimed, "Democrats have a common-sense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices."  Since she became speaker of the House, gas prices have skyrocketed from about $2.33 per gallon to $3.85 as I write this.

Over to You, Speaker Pelosi.  Gas is still at $4 a gallon, but the good news is there's an emerging consensus on a measure that would help:  Drill for more oil here at home.  President Bush dropped the executive ban on offshore oil and natural gas exploration last week, and House GOP leader John Boehner plans to lead a congressional delegation to Colorado and Alaska to highlight America's abundant energy resources this week.  Polls show more than two-thirds of the public support increased domestic energy exploration and production.  Guess who stands in the way.

Power of one:  Pelosi vows to block offshore drilling vote.  A plan to lift the ban on coastal drilling is stalled on Capitol Hill, for one simple reason: A Californian who opposes President Bush's proposal is calling the shots in the House of Representatives.  Despite growing public support for ending the ban, even in California, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she won't allow a vote.  "I have no plans to do so," Pelosi said Thursday [7/17/2008].

Boehner says majority of Congress wants to drill.  House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Congress is ready to lift the ban on offshore drilling but is being blocked by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  "Nancy Pelosi and the liberals here in the Congress, they worship at the altar radical environmentalism.  The last thing that that group wants is more drilling," said Boehner in an interview with Bloomberg TV Saturday.

Pelosi stands firm against offshore drilling.  Her voice carries considerable weight since, as speaker, Pelosi is in a position to prevent a vote on expanded drilling from reaching the floor.  And she and Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, appear intent on holding the line against calls to approve drilling in areas now off limits.

Pelosi blocks vote on Bush request to lift ban on offshore oil drilling.  A plan to lift the ban on coastal drilling is stalled on Capitol Hill, for one simple reason:  A Californian who opposes President Bush's proposal is calling the shots in the House of Representatives.  Despite growing public support for ending the ban, even in California, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco said she won't allow the immediate vote the president wants.

Blunt blasts Pelosi for not allowing drilling vote.  House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Sunday [7/20/2008] strongly criticized Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for not allowing a vote on a measure that would allow offshore drilling.  While acknowledging that Pelosi can prevent such a vote, Blunt said the Democratic leader would have to live with that decision, which he argued "does not make sense to the American people."

Democrats target Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California wants President Bush to tap millions of barrels of oil stored in underground salt caverns near Lake Charles and Baton Rouge.  The West Hackberry and Bayou Choctaw storage facilities, and two others on the Texas Gulf Coast, make up the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a federal storage system of more than 706 million gallons of oil to be used in a national emergency.

Feckless To Reckless, Pelosi Should Resign.  Any leader with an energy record as derelict as Speaker Pelosi's ought to step down.  Where she once was just incompetent and irresponsible, she has now — with her latest scheme to fix oil prices — become dangerous.  Despite polls showing Americans in favor of drilling more oil from America's huge untapped supplies, Pelosi won't allow it.  She just wants to empty our Strategic Petroleum Reserve for a short-term fix to get through Election Day.

This is Not a Drill.  [Speaker of the House Nancy] Pelosi announced that the Democrats also plan to push for "an historic investment in biofuels, efficiency, conservation and the rest."  The "rest" is apparently what she called our "important and essential" investment in alternative energy.  That certainly would be historic:  We would make history by throwing our money away on unproven energy boondoggles that have eaten up untold billions since the 1960s without producing a single net kilowatt of power while we all starve to death.

The Democrats' energy policy is hot air.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on "Meet the Press" Sunday morning [8/24/2008].  Pelosi was asked whether it is proper for her to be investing in natural gas at the same time she is pushing for a federal program that would require its use.  "I'm investing in something I believe in," Pelosi replied.  "I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels."  Natural gas cannot be an alternative to fossil fuels for the simple reason that natural gas is a fossil fuel.

Pelosi's failure:  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the pot calling the kettle black.  On Thursday [7/17/2008], she referred to President Bush as a "total failure."  Yet, the Democrat-led Congress that she captains has even lower poll ratings than Mr. Bush.  In fact, according to the latest AP-Ipsos poll, only 18 percent of Americans approve of Congress' performance.  This is the all-time lowest rating for Congress since Gallup began asking voters to rate the institution in 1974.

America's Energy Held Hostage.  A recent CNN poll showed more than 73 percent of Americans in favor of offshore drilling.  But the House Speaker can keep the issue from even reaching a vote, and Pelosi seems bent on just that.  "(In California) We learned the hard way that oil and water do not mix on our coast," she said back in 1996.  Pelosi was referring, of course, to the famous Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969, an event that serves as the Alamo of the anti-drilling cause.

The Editor says...
Nancy Pelosi has gotten a lot of political mileage out of that one oil spill almost 40 years ago.  The Santa Barbara incident was a blowout.  Prior to the development of blow-out preventers, blowouts were common and were referred to as gushers.*  In other words, there's so much oil and gas out there, it can hardly wait to get out of the ground.

Pelosi's Price:  It's bad enough that Rep. Pelosi refuses to embrace reality, evaluate facts and oversee meaningful debate.  But the hissy fits she throws against President Bush and the Republican minority are worse yet.  This is a sad situation.  Pelosi's reaction to Bush's lifting of the ban on offshore drilling is a perfect example.

Pelosi:  'I'm trying to save the planet'.  After promising fairness and open debate, Pelosi has resorted to hard-nosed parliamentary devices that effectively bar any chance for Republicans to offer policy alternatives.  "I'm trying to save the planet; I'm trying to save the planet," she says impatiently when questioned.  "I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy."

Nancy Pelosi Tries to 'Save the Planet'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will block Republican attempts to lift the moratorium on offshore energy exploration because, "I'm trying to save the planet."  David Rogers at the Politico newspaper reports that Pelosi, who initially promised an open debate, has now resorted to what he calls hard-nosed parliamentary devices to block any Republican proposals on offshore oil and gas exploration.

Pelosi's Planet:  If the San Francisco Democrat's magisterial narcissism isn't off-putting enough, her intent should be.  She's saying that her importance to the survival of Earth transcends our system of open government, elections and power-sharing.  Because she's trying to save the world, she can't be challenged and dissent will not be tolerated.  Pelosi's arrogation of power is not unlike that of the monarchs of old who claimed a divine right to rule.

How's That Minimum Wage Hike Working, Speaker Pelosi?  Since the second leg of the minimum wage hike is about to go into effect, and since we are in the middle of presidential and congressional election season that has to a great extent focused on the state of the economy, one cannot help wondering what Speaker Pelosi and the rest of her Democratic cronies have to say about the success of their "progressive economic agenda."

The Goodwill of Nancy Pelosi:  You'd think after giving credit for American success to America's sworn enemies, the Speaker of the House would back off from flattering the mullahs.  She might even attempt to clarify or correct the record.  A mere "'goodwill' was the wrong term" would have gone a long way.  Yet no clarification or correction was issued.

The Democrats' Fairness Doctrine Dilemma:  Congressional Democrats remain silent, acquiescing in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's determination to prevent legislation to block the reimposition of the so-called Fairness Doctrine.  For all their prattling about protecting civil liberties, none of them — not a single one — has so far signed the discharge petition to allow the Broadcasters' Freedom Act to be wrested from Pelosi's grip to protect our freedom of speech.

How's That Minimum Wage Hike Working, Speaker Pelosi?  Since the second leg of the minimum wage hike is about to go into effect, and since we are in the middle of presidential and congressional election season that has to a great extent focused on the state of the economy, one cannot help wondering what Speaker Pelosi and the rest of her Democratic cronies have to say about the success of their "progressive economic agenda."

Speaker Pelosi in Ethical Hot Water?  Campaign finance experts say Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have violated federal law by appearing in a television commercial advocating a response to global warming.  Cybercast News reports the ad ran nationwide between mid-April and May 6.  The spot was planned and paid for by Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection.  It may be a violation of the McCain-Feingold law that Pelosi enthusiastically supported.

Pelosi's Wealth Greater Than Other Congressional Leaders.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is the wealthiest of the top congressional leaders, with total assets valued at somewhere between $30 million and $131 million, according to federal financial disclosure statements.

Where's the wealth gap?  Try Congress.  Together with her husband, Paul, [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi owns a vineyard in St. Helena, Calif., valued at $5 million - $25 million; a town house in Norden, Calif., valued at $1 million - $5 million; rental property in Napa, Calif., valued at $500,000 - $1 million; and a Wells Fargo bank account containing $100,000 - $250,000.… Rent from the Napa property totaled $15,000 - $50,000; rental income from the vineyard totaled $50,001 - $100,000.

House members doing well despite economic slump.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., one of the wealthiest members of Congress, and her real estate-magnate husband Paul Pelosi spent between $1 million and $5 million to buy the home they'd been living in on San Francisco's Broadway.  They also own a vineyard in St. Helena, Calif., worth between $5 million and $25 million and a town house in Norden, Calif., valued between $1 million and $5 million, according to annual financial disclosures released Monday [6/16/2008].

Madame Speaker has Reality Slap her in the face in Iraq.  It will be hard for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to go back to her Democratic colleagues and keep declaiming on the House floor about how the surge isn't working in Iraq now that she has been there and seen for herself.  What she saw was buried in an AP report on her trip.  Powerline's Paul Mirengoff:  "Buried deep in this AP report, between news of a crackdown on al Qaeda in Mosul and a suicide bombing in Baqouba, is Nancy Pelosi's concession that the surge is succeeding."

Biblical Scholars Challenge Pelosi's 'Scripture' Quote.  In her April 22 Earth Day news release, Pelosi said, "The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, 'To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship.  To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.' … Claude Mariottini, a professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, told Cybercast News Service the passage not only doesn't exist — it's "fictional."  "It is not in the Bible," Mariottini said.  "There is nothing that even approximates that."

Biblical Scholars Challenge Speaker Pelosi's Old Testament Quote.  Biblical scholars are challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's continued use of what she characterizes as a Bible verse to support her push for global warming legislation. … She has quoted the same passage on several other occasions.  But Cybercast News reports several experts say the passage does not exist and does not appear to be a paraphrase of something similar.

Pelosi's War:  The cowardly start more wars than the courageous.  Nancy Pelosi's craven altering of House rules to kill off Colombia's trade pact brings that danger to the Andes.  If war breaks out, her name will be on it.

Derailing the Colombian trade pact was political pandering at its worst.  The Democratic Party pandered the life out of the Colombian Free Trade Agreement this week.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi effectively killed the proposal with a deft parliamentary maneuver that was designed to secure votes from trade protectionists and the executive staff of the AFL-CIO.  The fact that the maneuver may have hurt our relationship with a good trading partner, Colombia, apparently doesn't matter.  Colombians don't vote in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary.

Pelosi plays politics.  Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has done well by her party.  The pact is opposed by unions and therefore is opposed by both Democratic presidential candidates, who are courting labor votes.  But because its economic benefits are plain, a vote would force Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York to choose between politics and the national interest.  Pelosi's solution:  stall.

Petraeus vs. The Party of Defeat:  Thou shalt not speak well of Iraq.  That was the commandment imperiously handed down by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week, in anticipation of General Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker's testimony before Congress.

Liberal Meltdown:  Speaker Pelosi complained that antiwar liberals 1) invaded her private space, 2) ticked off her neighbors, 3) set up "protest camps" outside her home, 4) made her life inconvenient with their antics.  Of course, all of that was fine when they were doing it to President Bush outside his home in Crawford, Texas.

Guns And Butter:  A Primer.  Speaker Pelosi says that for the cost of 41 days in Iraq, 10 million children can receive health insurance for a year.  The Constitution says a lot about national defense.  It says nothing about insurance.  Cut-and run Democrats argue that it's an either/or proposition.

Better SAVE Than Sorry.  Why would nearly 50 Democrats not allow legislation they co-sponsored to get to the House floor for a vote?  Because their boss, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, doesn't want meaningful immigration reform that protects our borders.

Pelosi's Bill Could Benefit Husband's Stock Holding.  On July 27, 2007, 28 executives of the Thousand Oaks, Calif., pharmaceutical firm Amgen contributed more than $20,000 to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) campaign.  On Aug. 2, Pelosi (D-Calif.) reintroduced the Early Treatment for HIV Act, a bill that could boost Medicaid coverage of HIV-related drugs, including Procrit, which is manufactured by Amgen and marketed by a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, a firm in which Pelosi's husband owns at least $250,000 in stock, according to Pelosi's disclosure forms.

Pelosi Won't Divest Drug Stock, Dismisses Conflict Claim.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed any notion Thursday [3/6/2008] that her sponsorship of Medicaid legislation that would likely help her husband's financial holdings in a pharmaceutical company presented a conflict of interest.

Democrats Ignore Progress in Iraq.  It has been said that there are none so blind as those who will not see. … That's a perfect description of Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid, both of whom disingenuously state that that there has been no sign of progress in Iraq and that we are losing the war there and must pull up stakes and run as fast as we can with our tails between our legs.

Pelosi hits bottom.  Just when you think the dominant left wing of the Democratic Party has hit rock-bottom, one of their partisans reaches new depths in slandering people who have an honest difference with them on policy.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit the gutter on Thursday [12/13/2007], when she tried to explain why Democrats are losing the budget war to President Bush.

Pelosi-Rangel Really Is "Mother of all Tax Hikes".  The very last thing families need is to see more of their paycheck confiscated by Congress.  Unfortunately, the U.S. House that already has passed $100 billion in tax increases this year to pay for bigger government and wasteful pork thinks otherwise.

Pelosi buys $16,000 worth of flowers.  [Rep. Dennis] Hastert didn't bill much official travel last year, spending only about $1,700, while Pelosi racked up many times that at nearly $60,000 — a figure that does not include her "congressional delegation" journeys to Europe and the Middle East.  It does, however, include many visits to congressional districts.

Lying to voters carries high price.  One California newspaper summed up the Democrat's first session well.  "The D in Democrat stands for Do-Nothing."  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hometown paper joined in the criticism, blasting her for reneging on her party's promise to run a more open Congress.  The San Francisco Chronicle went on to attack Pelosi for forgetting her promises about budget discipline.

Pelosi defends refusal to put "God" on flag certificates.  Dayton-area GOP Rep. Michael Turner and more than 100 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter to Pelosi last week after an Eagle Scout in his district asked that a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol be sent to his grandfather with a certificate inscribed with the message:  "In honor of my grandfather Marcel Larochelle, and his dedication and love of God, country, and family."  The boy and his father contacted Turner's office after noticing the word "God" was left off the certificate included with the flag.

Teen helps lift ban on 'God' in U.S. flag certificates.  A 17-year-old Eagle scout wanting to honor his grandfather's "love of God, country and family" with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol has helped remove a ban on the word "God" in certificates that accompany these flags.

Democrats Playing With Fire.  Democrats can have any foreign policy they want — if and when they are elected to the White House.  Until Nancy Pelosi came along, it was understood by all that we had only one president at a time and — like him or not — he alone had the Constitutional authority to speak for this country to foreign nations, especially in wartime.  All that Pelosi's trip can accomplish is to advertise American disunity to a terrorist-sponsoring nation in the Middle East while we are in a war there.

Rep. Pelosi criticizes border fence.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a plan to build fencing along parts of the Mexico border a "terrible idea" that overlooks local communities.  Pelosi made the comments during her trip to the Rio Grande Valley for the annual Hispanic Engineering, Science & Technology Week conference at the University of Texas-Pan American.

Party Like It's 1822.  On becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi said the nation wanted "a new vision, a new America."  "New" apparently includes new taxes — by reverting to rules in force 185 years ago.

Speaker Pelosi sends the wrong message.  One of our endearing traits as Americans is that on most issues we seldom speak with one voice.  On the other hand the Constitution makes it pretty clear who is in charge of what.  The last time anyone looked, foreign policy, with the advice and consent of the Congress on treaty matters and war, is the province of the White House.

Eric The Red Vs. Nancy The Green.  After seeing portions of Greenland's glaciers break off into the North Atlantic, [Nancy] Pelosi opined:  "It wasn't caused by the people of Greenland — it was caused by the behavior of the rest of the world."  Well, judging by the record, she must mean the European Union.  Maybe, just maybe, it was caused by the repeated natural warming and cooling of the earth.  And maybe Greenland isn't melting at all.  Icebergs are not a recent phenomenon.

Pelosi:  Just Forget the Word 'Earmark'.  The more than 32,000 earmarks requested in the Homeland Security spending bill have roiled the House this week, and now Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) wants the word 'earmark' to just go away.  In a Tuesday press conference about appropriation bills, Pelosi said, "Why don't we leave here today forgetting the word earmark?"  She said they should be called "legislative directives" instead.

The Pelosicrats' Coup d'Etat:  By the time Nancy Pelosi left for Syria, she had accumulated a hyper-liberal anti-war track record only Cindy Sheehan could equal.  Syria's leaders sensed that they were dealing with a sucker the likes of whom hadn't been seen in Damascus since Clinton's first Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, visited Daddy Assad.

Pelosi steps out of bounds on ill-conceived trip to Syria.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi crossed a line this week by visiting Syria, where she met with President Bashar Assad.  She violated a long-held understanding that the United States should speak with one official voice abroad — even if the country is deeply divided on foreign policy back home.

Her $an Fran Treat.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used her clout to get lawmakers to back a San Francisco redevelopment project near her multimillion-dollar rental properties, disclosure documents reveal.  Pelosi got House members to authorize $25 million to improve the Embarcadero port area, clearing the way for cruise-ship-dock development and other improvements to aid the neighborhood's comeback.

Pelosi's Waterworks:  Did Nancy Pelosi do anything wrong when she sponsored a $25 million earmark for a waterfront-redevelopment project near several properties in which her husband has a financial stake?  It depends on whether she had any reason to believe that the project would cause the values of her husband's properties to rise.

The Great Cap-And-Trade Scam:  Of all the crazed global warming proposals being put forth by the new masters of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Barbara Boxer, chairperson of the Public Works Committee, by far the worst would be a mandated cap-and-trade program that would supposedly offset carbon dioxide emissions.

Samoan fish politics:  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's push for ethics reform didn't get very far.  The California Democrat, who said she'd clean house, so to speak, apparently thinks her district is exempted from under-the-table deals and stinky politics.

Nancy Pelosi May Not Be Only Democrat "Tuna Helper".  The largest employer in American Samoa is Del Monte Foods' StarKist Tuna, home to over 75% of the island's workforce.  Del Monte Foods, as it turns out, is headquartered in the District of the new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  Smelling a whiff of impropriety, House Republicans have thrown up some serious questions about the exemption and who inserted it into the bill.

FNC Reports Speaker Pelosi's Star-Kist Gap in the Minimum Wage Hike.  Over at The Corner*, Kathryn Jean Lopez reported GOP Reps. Eric Cantor and Patrick McHenry have found there's a loophole in the new minimum-wage increase:  no hike for American Samoa.  Why?  Star-Kist Tuna is a major employer there, with its headquarters in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's district.  Will the media notice?

Pelosi Creates Global Warming Committee.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to create a special committee Thursday [1/18/2007] in an effort to jump-start long-delayed government efforts to deal with global warming and produce a bill by Independence Day.  Pelosi, D-Calif., said the committee would hold hearings and recommend legislation on how to reduce greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide generated by fossil fuels, that most scientists blame for a gradual warming of the earth's climate.

Did someone mention Global Warming?

The Torch Has Been Passed — to America-Hating Anarchists.  After Nancy Pelosi is sworn in as the new Speaker of the U.S. House and Harry Reid as Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, major parts of the American Dream will be shattered.  Some parts of that dream will die.  Among the dead parts:  The part that is committed to a strong national defense and victory in the war on terror.  The part that loves freedom and less government and promotes personal responsibility.  The part that recognizes capitalism as the greatest hope for all peoples to escape the yoke of poverty and oppression.  The part that holds to the beliefs of our forefathers in a divine and omnipotent being knows as God.

Cheney Won't Take Back Pelosi Comment.  Vice President Dick Cheney refused Friday to take back his charge that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's opposition to President Bush's Iraq war buildup is playing into the hands of the al-Qaida terrorist network.  "If you're going to advocate a course of action that basically is withdrawal of our forces from Iraq, then you don't get to just do the fun part of that, that says, 'We'll, we're going to get out,' and appeal to your constituents on that basis," Cheney said.

Cheney Remark Rankles Pelosi.  Speaking with ABC News during a visit to Australia, the vice president addressed the criticism of Pelosi, who earlier this week said that Cheney's remarks were "beneath the dignity of the debate we're engaged in."  She also spoke with White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten to register her complaint.  "She accused me of questioning her patriotism," Cheney said.  "I didn't question her patriotism.  I questioned her judgment."

Enter Pelosi, Stage Left.  This morning it is the Iraq war that is the eight-hundred-pound gorilla, [Tom] Mann says.  And the minute he lets this metaphorical cat out of the bag the other people in the room grab it by the horns and kick it through the goal posts.

Life as normal, &c.  In her opening remarks, Speaker Pelosi said, "This is an historic moment — for the Congress, and for the women of this country.  It is a moment for which we have waited more than 200 years."  Pardon me, but is there a single human being who has been waiting for a woman to be Speaker of the House?  One? … I don't see why Nancy Pelosi's being Speaker helps any woman other than herself, and I don't see why women at large should take pride in her ascendance.

It's estrogen, and plenty of it.  The Democrats finally installed Nancy Pelosi as the speaker of the House yesterday [1/4/2007], and the talk of Capitol Hill was not about what to do about the war in Iraq, the minimum wage, finding that oxymoron quaintly called "congressional ethics," or even the prospect of raising congressional pay.  Yesterday was all about celebrating estrogen. … "This is a historic moment for the Congress, and for the women of this country," Mzz Pelosi told her jubilant partygoers.  "It is a moment for which we have waited for more than 200 years."

[Militant, presumptuous, arrogant feminism has been around for about fifty years, not 200.]

Pelosi Will Bring 'Speaker Pork' to San Francisco.  Tip O'Neill secured down payments for Boston's Big Dig.  Sam Rayburn sent gushers of cash back to Texas, along with tax breaks that helped its oil industry.  Hospitals, schools and nonprofits in Dennis Hastert's hometown of Aurora, Ill., have seen millions roll in during his reign.  Now Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco is poised to follow them as speaker of the House — a perch predecessors used to channel big cash to pet projects back home.

Speaker-to-be is no stranger to earmarking.  When the House passed a massive spending bill last November, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi made sure her constituents knew what they were getting.  "Pelosi Secures $115 Million for San Francisco Transportation, Housing, Science and Arts," she proclaimed in a news release.  It wasn't an unusual announcement.  Like many of her colleagues in Congress, Pelosi for years has celebrated bringing home the bacon to her district.

The Pelosi News Networks.  If we rigidly applied truth-in-advertising laws to the national media in their coverage of the 2006 campaign, we would have first declared that the stuff between the commercials wasn't "news" as much as a boatload of free infomercial advertising for the Democrats.  The news reports should have led with the sentence, "I'm Nancy Pelosi, and I approved this newscast."

Call her 'Nancy Shrew'?  In just a few short days, House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi has turned into a caricature of the shrill, petty woman boss. … So if "Nancy Shrew" becomes the image of the highest-ranking woman ever in American politics — Pelosi will be second in line of succession to the presidency — it'll be a problem for all women politicos, including 2008 prospect Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).

Pelosi's First Flop:  House Democrats have made several correct judgments about their victory.  The first is that Nancy Pelosi was not its architect and requires little or no deference.  If anything, they won in spite of her, not because of her. … There are reasons to question Pelosi's political judgment, as Murtha's bungled majority leader bid demonstrates.  The fact that Democrats did question it and went their own way suggests they're not going to march over a cliff behind Pelosi, whose views constitute almost a caricature of American left-liberalism at its most provincial.

Quo Vadis?  Since the results of Tuesday's election became obvious, Speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly made clear her party's priorities are:  "Jobs, healthcare, education, energy independence, a safer America, a dignified retirement — that's what the Democrats are all about."  What about Iraq?  Answer:  The Democrats don't have an easy answer and they have no prescription.

Nancy Pelosi's "San Francisco Values"

Unindicted co-conspirator as House majority leader?  Incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says she will fight for Rep. John Murtha, an unindicted co-conspirator in the FBI sting operation Abscam, as the next House majority leader.

Speaker-to-be is no stranger to earmarking.  When the House passed a massive spending bill last November, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi made sure her constituents knew what they were getting.  "Pelosi Secures $115 Million for San Francisco Transportation, Housing, Science and Arts," she proclaimed in a news release.  It wasn't an unusual announcement.  Like many of her colleagues in Congress, Pelosi for years has celebrated bringing home the bacon to her district.

Desperate Congresswomen of Hysteria Lane.  In the past week, there are 476 documents on Nexis heralding the magnificent achievement of Nancy Pelosi becoming the FIRST WOMAN speaker of the House. … So in addition to bringing back a cut-and-run national security strategy, tax-and-spend domestic policy and a no-enforcement immigration policy, the new Democratic Congress is apparently ushering in a return to feminist milestones.

The Real San Fran Nancy:  When the confetti finally settles at DNC headquarters and the bottles of champagne run dry, Americans will get a good, hard look at their new leaders.  With the House, the Senate, and the statehouses in their grasp, the country has spoken.  But for many voters, lured by the promise of fresh faces and ideas, the reality may be sobering.

How Pelosi cleans the House.  She's conducting Beltway business as usual, just like the good old boys she demonized throughout the campaign.  (Madame Pelosi just happens to do it in an Armani aqua blue-gray pantsuit that gets thumbs-up from obsequious Washington fashion writers.)  Well, a back-scratching corruptocrat in pastel is still a back-scratching corruptocrat.

The Nancy I Knew:  [Scroll down…] Impressive ruthlessness, by my lights.  But I suspect Pelosi would never acknowledge the duplicity.  She was just as committed to the appearance of pristine righteousness as she was to her own political success, and assumed she could have both.

If You Thought Impeaching Bush Was a Dead Issue, Think Again.  Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told other Democrats there will be no talk of efforts to impeach President Bush or anyone else, but that won't stop the anti-war left from clamoring for the President's head this weekend.  The liberal group ImpeachPAC has organized more than 50 protests across the country on Sunday [12/10/2006]….  Democrats as a group may not be pushing the idea but some individual Democrats are.

Pelosi Slips Impeachment Onto the Table.  As Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich moved a "privileged resolution" to force House to consider the question of whether President Bush should be impeached for lying to Congress and the American people about the reasons for invading and occupying Iraq, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi surprised almost everyone by suggesting that the Judiciary Committee might indeed take up the issue.

Incoming House intelligence chief botches easy intel quiz.  Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped to head the Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take over in January, failed a quiz of basic questions about al Qaeda and Hezbollah, two of the key terrorist organizations the intelligence community has focused on since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Republicans Name Panel to Investigate 'Stolen House Vote'.  According to House Republican Leader John Boehner, the GOP proposal passed 215-213 on the night of Aug. 2.  But Democratic leaders promptly reopened the vote and allowed several Democrats to change their minds.  When Democratic leaders ordered the vote closed for a second time, the Republican motion was defeated — and taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal immigrants were restored, Boehner said.

The Democrats will take the economy in a new direction.
Down periscope.  What kind of changes does Nancy [Pelosi] have in mind for this engine of prosperity, besides calling it an instrument of the rich and damning those who depend on its positive returns?  Better kill it with taxes, regulations, and lengthy investigations.  Unemployment is at a 25 year low, hovering around 4.5 percent depending on a few seasonal breaks.  How can Nancy and the new Democrats foul this up?

Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Base.  [In late 2006] Democrats had a foolproof plan to gain power:  Use the "disastrous" war in Iraq to split the Republican base off from the center, force Republicans in Congress to desert the president, defund the war effort, and compel withdrawal.  Declaring defeat in advance, and even embracing it, they tried to cripple the surge before it started.  Nancy Pelosi in the House and Harry Reid in the Senate led a chorus of Democrats who declared the war lost.

Congress frets as its ratings plummet.  "Not only does Congress have an approval rating below bubonic plague and head lice, I saw a recent poll that as many as 40 percent of people still believe that Congress is in Republican hands," says Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R) of Texas.  "I wish we could get a little accuracy out there about who is in charge — and let those ratings fall where they may."  A recent Gallup Poll confirms what many lawmakers say they're hearing from their constituents:  that confidence in Congress has never been lower.

Congressional Approval Falls to Single Digits for First Time Ever.  The percentage of voters who give Congress good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits for the first time in Rasmussen Reports tracking history.  This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job.  Most voters (52%) say Congress is doing a poor job, which ties the record high in that dubious category.  Last month, 11% of voters gave the legislature good or excellent ratings.  Congress has not received higher than a 15% approval rating since the beginning of 2008.

A job for the right woman.  If there's still room under the bus where Barack Obama throws his discards — his white granny, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, William Ayres, Bernadine Dohrn and even Hillary Clinton — that's the right place for Nancy Pelosi.  The congressional bailout of Wall Street, as unpopular as it is, was nevertheless headed for grudging acceptance Monday until Mzz Pelosi, the dowager queen of the San Francisco Democrats (where there are many queens), killed it with a particularly mean-spirited attack on the Republicans whom the Democrats were counting on to join them for just this one bipartisan vote.

House Republicans Blame Pelosi's Speech.  House Republicans blamed the failure of the $700 billion Wall Street rescue plan Monday on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), saying that Pelosi had been too partisan in a floor speech prior to the vote.

Excerpts from House speaker Pelosi's speech.  Republicans in the US House of Representatives blamed Democratic speaker Nancy Pelosi for the failed bail-out vote, claiming she made a partisan speech near the end of a debate on the rescue plan.

Pelosi, the pro-abortion Catholic

It is not possible to play on both sides of this fence.  Abortion, or fetal homicide, is not an option that is approved by the Catholic church.  Recently Ms. Pelosi tried to assert that only recently has there been any controversy over abortion, but that is not the case.

Pope Pelosi at the Gate.  When Democrats decided they wouldn't let the GOP be "God's Only Party," they weren't kidding.  Thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, none other than St. Augustine has been summoned to Denver.  He was resurrected as Pelosi was trying to respond to the question that refuses to die:  When does human life begin?  This time, it was Tom Brokaw asking on Sunday's "Meet the Press."

What Makes a Speaker Catholic?  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, describing herself as an "ardent practicing Catholic," announced that when life begins "shouldn't have an impact on a woman's right to choose."  She explained that "over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy." Ignoring both embryology and the Vatican, she insisted on giving the impression that abortion is somehow an open, undecided question in the Roman Catholic Church.

Washington archbishop rips Pelosi on abortion.  In a rare public rebuke of a top politician, the archbishop of Washington said Monday [8/25/2008] that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was incorrect when she recently said the moment of conception has long been a matter of controversy within the Catholic Church.

Pelosi stands by abortion comments.  Under fire from U.S. Catholic bishops, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not backing off contentious comments about abortion she made during a weekend television talk show appearance.  Pelosi said Sunday [8/24/2008] on NBC's "Meet the Press" that "doctors of the church" have not been able to define when life begins.  That prompted swift rebukes from Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl and Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput, who said Pelosi was incorrect and that Catholic teaching has consistently condemned abortion.

A Huge Embarrassment.  Pelosi's big mouth has ensnared Obama in Catholic abortion issues, and campaign issues from four years ago that he wanted no part of and wasn't a part of just a week ago.  Further, Pelosi's continued gaffes on the subject have renewed examination of Pelosi's poor standing in the Catholic Church.

Pelosi gets unwanted lesson in Catholic theology.  Politics can be treacherous.  But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked on even riskier ground in a recent TV interview when she attempted a theological defense of her support for abortion rights.  Roman Catholic bishops consider her arguments on St. Augustine and free will so far out of line with church teaching that they have issued a steady stream of statements to correct her.

When does life begin?  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," said "as an ardent, practicing Catholic" and someone who has extensively researched church teachings on this issue, she has found church fathers were unsure when life begins.  She further claimed that the Catholic Church has only during the last 50 years begun to insist that life begins at conception.

Speaker of the House (of God).  As a theologian, Nancy Pelosi is a great politician.  This was evident in her unnecessary foray on "Meet the Press" into the history of Catholic thought about when human life begins.  The San Francisco Democrat's statement "as an ardent, practicing Catholic" that "doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition" was imprecise and impolitic.

Pelosi slapped down by Catholic Church — again.  It appears the Catholic Church is not about to let Nancy Pelosi have the last word on abortion.  As discussed here yesterday, high Church officials rebuked Pelosi for her erroneous statements about Catholic abortion doctrine on a Sunday news show; undeterred, Pelosi had a spokesman announce that she stood by her statements.  Wednesday, the Church made it clear it was standing just as firm.

Catholic lawmakers decry Pelosi 'error'.  Nineteen Roman Catholic Republican members of Congress have written to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to "correct the public record" on remarks she made a week ago on NBC's "Meet the Press" about the Catholic Church's teaching on abortion.

18 months earlier...
Pro-Abortion Pelosi Insults the Catholic Faith.  The new speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, is showing what I consider extreme arrogance, even for a pro-abortion figure in public life who claims to be a faithful Catholic.  Her handlers are making it abundantly clear that anything goes in their effort to showcase Pelosi and her life story, including the use of a Catholic Mass to cement her public image as a Catholic mother and grandmother.  That, my friend, is a disgrace that I cannot ignore.

Pelosi's church has not withheld communion.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she, unlike other Catholic politicians who support abortion rights, has not clashed with her church about receiving communion. ... Pelosi, a Roman Catholic whose district includes most of San Francisco, said she has not encountered such difficulties in her church.

Pelosi:  God Bless the Child that's not at Home.  The history-making first Madame of the House marketed her recent three day victory-dance as a celebration of children. … At a trendy afternoon tea with like-minded ladies, Pelosi reiterated her campaign promise that the 110th Congress would be "all about children." … But just how does one of the most outspoken advocates for unrestricted abortion in Congress — with a perfect 100% rating from the radical pro-abortion group NARAL, — maintain a straight face when declaring a concern for children? … Beneath the surface, the Femocrat's broader scheme genuinely is about the children, albeit hardly as advertised.  Rather, it involves the little tykes' removal as obstacles to the empowerment of ambitious liberal-minded women.

Video:  "Catholic Scholar" Nancy Pelosi Lies To Help Obama.

The Gospel, According to the Book of Nancy.  Attempting to defend her support of abortion rights in response to a question posed by Tom Brokaw on "Meet the Press," Pelosi startled everyone who has ever been, is now, or is even considering becoming a Catholic with this comment, in part:  "I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue (abortion) that I have studied for a long time.  And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition."

Congressman Calls Pelosi's Abortion Remarks 'Scandalous'.  Anti-abortion advocate Michigan Rep. Thad McCotter blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday [8/26/2008] for controversial statements she made over the Catholic Church's teaching on abortion.  In an interview with FOX News, McCotter said Pelosi is "free to join other faiths" if she disagrees with the church.

Pelosi 'pastor' asks to meet on abortion.  San Francisco Archbishop George H. Niederauer, home bishop to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, released a letter Friday [9/5/2008] saying that local Catholics are pressuring him to forbid the California Democrat to receive Holy Communion because of her recent televised remarks favoring abortion.

Air Force Three — Nancy Pelosi's gas-guzzling jet

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Nancy Pelosi, as Speaker of the House, is third in line to the Presidency.  In this new position, she has demanded and received a very large Air Force jet to shuttle from Washington to San Francisco without refueling.  (Mustn't stop for fuel — security concerns, you know.)

But isn't that one of the arguments Ms. Pelosi had against Tom Delay — that he flew around the country in a gas-guzzling jet at the government's expense?

And here's a little detail that is left out of the very few news reports about this story:  the Speaker's jet has a military escort.  That means there is at least one more gas-guzzling jet flying alongside Air Force Three as Ms. Pelosi shuttles from coast to coast.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Gets Big Jet.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have access to an Air Force jet larger than the one used by her predecessor so she can fly nonstop between Washington and her San Francisco district.  Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the speaker — who is second in line for the presidency after the vice president — has been able to use a military aircraft for security reasons.  But the jet used by the previous speaker, Rep. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, was too small to fly to California without refueling.

Pelosi's hard landing.  As this newspaper reported yesterday [2/7/2007], for travels to her home district in San Francisco Mrs. Pelosi wants the best air accommodations the U.S. military can offer.  No wonder:  The craft she has reportedly requested, the Air Force's C-32, seats an entourage of 42, business class, with a state room, entertainment center, private bed and a fully operational communications center.  Its crew numbers 16 and reportedly costs $15,000 per hour to operate.  That's downright presidential.

The Speaker of the House — Her 747 request and competing publicity.  Given that Ms. Pelosi is two heartbeats from the Presidency, I felt perhaps her request was not unreasonable.  That is, until I learned the following:  the plane former Speaker Hastert used is capable of flying 3,700 nautical miles without refueling.  That is well beyond the requirement for a San Francisco to Washington D.C flight.  No, that wasn't good enough.  She wanted the larger aircraft.  Then I learned that the Speaker had sought a change in the rules that govern such trips.  If anyone other than a spouse rides along he must pay commercial rates.  She wanted an exemption so she could take grandchildren and a larger staff and maybe even lobbyists or financial contributors.

Nancy's New Ride?  After cutting $3.1 billion from the President's budget request to pay for military restructuring efforts, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) was exposed trying to commandeer an Air Force jet from the Pentagon for routine trips.  An aide to Pelosi's has confirmed that an inquires were made from her office to the Department of Defense to seek approval for a federally-funded military provided flight approximately 152-miles from Washington, D.C. to Williamsburg, Virginia for House Democrats' February 3 retreat.  The request was made with the intent of making the jet permanently available to ferry her on a regular basis.

CBS Covers Pelosi Jet Controversy Skipped by Other Networks.  On Wednesday evening [2/7/2007], CBS became the first of the broadcast networks to cover the controversy over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's efforts to acquire access to a larger jet than what her predecessor used.  CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric relayed that Pelosi's request for a "big travel upgrade" was coming at a time when "they're cracking down on congressional perks."

Pelosi's push for jet remains up in the air.  Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri called it a "flying Lincoln Bedroom," and Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, North Carolina Republican, labeled the speaker's plane "Pelosi One."  "This is a bullet point to a larger value — Pelosi's abuse of power continues," Mr. McHenry said yesterday.  "It began when the speaker denied minority rights to Republicans, continued with her 'TunaGate' scandal, and now she's exploiting America's armed forces and taxpayers for her own personal convenience."

Pentagon limits Pelosi jet size.  The Department of Defense yesterday [2/7/2007] sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that puts limits on the size of the plane she may use to travel across the country and restricts the guests she can bring, The Washington Times has learned.

Speaker's Plane Becomes a Point of Criticism.  Republicans said one plane that might be available for the speaker had a game room, stateroom, entertainment center and bedroom and seated 42 to 50 people.  "I hardly think these amenities help with security, and I personally would describe them as inappropriate and unnecessary extravagances," said Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, chief deputy Republican whip and sponsor of the amendment.

Liberals:  A very modest proposal.  First off, [Nancy Pelosi] insisted on an upgrade to a larger military jet than the one her predecessor had.  She wanted one with a private bedroom, a kitchen, and room for her entire family — second cousins included — on a jet that was capable of flying non-stop from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco.  When some people began to question the need she had for this airborne palace, she insisted that rabble-rousers were only raising a stink because she was a woman.  Poor dear!  She had no sooner lifted that marble ceiling all by her wonderful self, and here it came crashing down on her tiara!

Pelosi's jet request met with partisan bickering.  Most media reports said Pelosi had requested a C-32, a military version of the Boeing 757-200 that seats 45 passengers and has a crew of up to 16, according to an Air Force Web site.  The Los Angeles Times reported that Pelosi had asked for a C-40, a modified Boeing 737-700 that seats at least 26 passengers and has a crew of 10, according to the Air Force.  The C-20 used by Hastert is described by the Air Force as a military version of the Gulfstream III, with seating for 12 passengers and a crew of five.

Photos of the Boeing C-32:  [1] [2] [3] [4]
Photos of the Boeing 757-200:  [1] [2] [3]

Controversy flies around Pelosi's plane request.  "It has nothing to do with family and friends and everything to do about security," Pelosi said yesterday.  Still, it's a potential image problem for the first female speaker — already caricatured for her wealth, love of designer clothes and chocolate obsession — to be portrayed as thinking she deserves her own Air Force Three.  Pelosi and the Defense Department are discussing letting her fly in a C-32 plane, a military version of the Boeing 757-200.

Only the little people fly commercial.
Nancy Pelosi Demands Big Private Jet.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants taxpayers to finance a lavish private jet large enough to ferry her and her entourage — including family members — from coast-to-coast without stopping.  Like all members of Congress, House speakers use commercial flights to travel but Pelosi claims she needs a private U.S. Air Force jet for security reasons, even during personal travel with her family and supporters.

Global Warming:  What Are You Willing to Do?  How can a believer in man-made global warming be so utterly unconcerned about accelerating the coming catastrophe?  Is the convenience of a non-stop flight more important than helping to prevent the rising seas from destroying coastal cities?  Shouldn't she be arguing against a private jet and perhaps closing down one of her homes or moving her family within a few blocks of her office?  She, of course, is perfectly willing to champion regulation of others, but, again, I ask, what is she willing to do personally.

Pelosi flies disputed military jet home.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the subject of Republican criticism for her mode of air travel, flew home nonstop Thursday night [2/8/2007] aboard a 12-seat [C-37A] military aircraft set aside for use by lawmakers.  Republican House members, aided by friendly radio and television talk show hosts, created a political tempest this week, claiming Pelosi was pressuring the Pentagon for the use of an "Air Force Three" and a "flying Lincoln Bedroom."

In D.C., non-stop plane talk.  Pelosi wants to fly non-stop, which means a bigger plane.  Critics have assailed her request, saying she wants the bigger plane solely so she can have parties at 30,000 feet with her family and supporters.  On Thursday, Pelosi announced at a news conference that she would fly commercial if the military could not provide a plane with a cross-country-size fuel tank.

House GOP Blasts Pelosi for Plane Request.  A waste of the taxpayers' money, some said, claiming her trips would cost $15 million a year if she used planes such as the military version of the Boeing 757-200.  In its commercial configuration the 757-200 usually seats 175-190 passengers.  Pelosi should lead by example, argued others, because a bigger plane consumes more fuel and contributes more to the global warming she expresses concern about.  "The jet that Pelosi has produces 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide an hour, far more than the previous speaker used," said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C.

Jim Webb Pulls a Pelosi.  Shortly after becoming Speaker of the House, Representative Pelosi began a feud with the Pentagon over private air service for her travel needs to San Francisco.  After September 11, 2001, the Department of Defense provided Speaker of the House, Denny Hastert, a Gulfstream jet to fly back and forth to his constituency.  Speaker Pelosi then blindsided the Pentagon with her insistence that she be granted a Boeing 757 to fly her friends, family, and staff with her back and forth to San Francisco.  According to Senate sources, Senator Jim Webb is now staging a similar struggle for family travel.

Pelosi Jets out of Town Leaving Energy Bill Hanging.  As Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats jetted out of town negligently neglecting to deal with the urgent energy situation I'm reminded of the unseemly scandal over her use of military jets that erupted shortly after she was sworn in as Speaker of the House.

Judicial Watch Uncovers Documents Detailing Pelosi's Repeated Requests for Military Travel.  Judicial Watch ... announced today [3/10/2009] that it has obtained documents from the Department of Defense (DOD) detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's multiple requests for military air travel.  The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), include 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.

Queen Nancy:  Fly as I Say, Not as I Fly.  Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the Jennifer Lopez of congressional travel — fickle, demanding and notoriously insensitive to the time, costs and energy needed to accommodate her endless demands. On Tuesday, the indispensable government watchdog Judicial Watch released a trove of public records through the Freedom of Information Act on Pelosi's travel arrangements with the U.S. military.

Revealed:  Pelosi's 'Air Rage'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone from frequent flier to jet-aircraft connoisseur, with aides berating military officials to get the best planes, e-mails revealed yesterday.  Pelosi, who clashed with the military to get nonstop service when she flies home to California with police protection on government planes, revealed a particular fondness for Gulfstream's sleek G-5 — a plane glamorized in Hollywood films and rap videos.

Watchdog Group:  Pelosi Takes More Military Flights Than Hastert.  ABC News' Jonathan Karl and Luis Martinez report:  Which Speaker of the House used military aircraft more frequently:  Nancy Pelosi or Dennis Hastert?  ABC News reported earlier this week that former aides to Hastert say the former Illinois congressman traveled more frequently on military aircraft to his district when he was Speaker than the current House Speaker does, but now the watchdog group Judicial Watch says the records show Pelosi takes more flights.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2009.  [Including] Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA):  At the heart of the corruption problem in Washington is a sense of entitlement.  Politicians believe laws and rules (even the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them.  Case in point:  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her excessive and boorish demands for military travel.  Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Pentagon in 2008 that suggest Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own personal airline.

Evidently there's a lot of partying on that plane.
Pelosi's Last Hurrah:  San Francisco's congresswoman of 23 years, the daughter of a Baltimore mayor, has a sense of self-entitlement and extravagance unimagined by most public servants and ordinary folk.  Her indulgences charged to American taxpayers are now documented and damning.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has spent or authorized spending at least $3.2 million on trips, hotels, food, high-priced liquor, and military jet rides in the past two years.

The Friendly Skies Of Nancy Pelosi.  Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch show that Pelosi has incurred expenses of $2.1 million for her use of Air Force jets the past two years.  Then there's the matter of the $101,000 tab taxpayers picked up over that period for "in-flight services," including a selection of top-shelf booze.  One receipt for "in-flight services," World Net Daily reports, showed a liquor purchase for one flight that included Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Creme, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar's scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniel's whiskey and Corona beer.

Congressman to Pelosi:  Give up personal jet.  A Florida congressman plans to offer an amendment to the 2011 Defense Authorization bill that would require House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to fly coach — just as she requires of other Congress members.  The California Democrat commutes across the continent in a jet provided by the military, a policy first authorized for the House speaker following the 9/11 terror attacks.

The latest:
New documents show Pelosi took 85 trips on military aircraft.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of her family and staff took 85 tax-paid trips on military aircraft between March 2, 2009, and June 7, 2010, according to new documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.  Pelosi's daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons were on the June 20, 2009, flight from Andrews AFB to San Francisco where Pelosi resides, according to the documents.  On July 2, 2010, Pelosi took a grandson on a flight from Andrews to Travis AFB, north of San Francisco.

Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft.  Judicial Watch ... announced today [10/14/2010] that it has obtained new documents from the United States Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's repeated use of United States Air Force aircraft.  According to the documents, obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Pelosi used Air Force aircraft on 85 flights from March 2009 through June 2010.  Members of Pelosi's family were guests on at least two flights.

No Gulfstream for Boehner as he promises to fly commercial.  Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the likely incoming speaker of the House, told reporters today he will break with recent tradition and not use a military jet to fly back and forth between Washington D.C. and his district.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., currently travels in an Air Force Gulfstream V, following in the footsteps of her Republican predecessor, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, who used Air Force planes to travel after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Nancy Pelosi to fly commercial.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will give up more than just the majority in the next Congress — she'll be stripped of her right to use military aircraft.

Nancy Pelosi's 'Air Force Fun' Update.  The bills for Pelosi's air escapades have been piling up for quite a while, and some of the final expenses from her tenure as Queen Speaker are starting to come to light.

Pelosi spent $101,000 in two years while travelling with US Air Force.  If the US Airforce did all airline food, it would be strawberries dipped in dark chocolate and grilled chicken salads all round.  Unfortunately this luxury is reserved for top US politicians alone, as new documents detailing Nancy Pelosi's travel expenses reveal.  The former House Speaker was showered with a cornucopia of gourmet food and alcohol as she travelled over 90,000 miles around the world in just nine months last year — all courtesy of the US Airforce (USAF).

Air Force withholds Pelosi flight docs; Judicial Watch appealing.  Activist group Judicial Watch is appealing a decision by the Air Force to withhold documents related to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's use of military airplanes.  Documents released by the Air Force show Pelosi was provided chocolate-covered strawberries on one flight to celebrate the California Democrat's birthday, among other luxuries.  But of 43 flights, only 11 expense reports were provided to the group.

Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2010.  Judicial Watch uncovered documents back in 2009 detailing attempts by Pentagon staff to accommodate [Nancy] Pelosi's numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft for herself and her family as well as the speaker's 11th hour cancellations and changes.  In 2010, Judicial Watch kept the pressure on Pelosi, uncovering documents that demonstrated the Speaker was using U.S. Air Force aircraft as her own personal party planes.  Overall, the Speaker's military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

Pelosi gets a Dishonorable Mention.
Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2011.  Despite the media firestorm over her military travel abuses ignited by a Judicial Watch investigation, Nancy Pelosi continued to use the United States Air Force as her own personal travel agency right up until her final days as House Speaker according to documents Judicial Watch uncovered from the Air Force in 2011.

Tom Fitton's Introductory Remarks, CPAC 2012 Ronald Reagan Banquet.  [Scroll down]  And those of you in Congress, we have our eye on you, too!  Nancy Pelosi learned that the hard way.  We exposed Air Pelosi, the scandal of Nancy Pelosi abusing the perk of luxury travel on military jets.  She treated our Air Force like a taxi service to go on junkets far and wide.  Who pays for it?  You do.  I have to hand it Speaker Boehner.  Because of Air Pelosi, he flies commercial back to his district.  Believe me.  We've checked.  Air Pelosi is grounded.  Nancy Pelosi is now in the House minority because she couldn't be bothered to keep her promises for "the most open, most honest, and most ethical Congress in history."

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