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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Deserves Our Respect

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Polarizing or not, I have come to see Pelosi as a very effective leader, working behind the scenes, knowing her members, getting things done despite the odds, and not letting the fringe stop her.

GOP Leadership

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


May 10, 2010, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

MAY 10, 2010, NEWS UPDATE President Obama nominates Solicitor General Elena Kagan to Supreme Court. Republicans immediately oppose, then try to find...

Republican Health Care Plan: Think of All the Paper We Save!

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Anyone can argue for life. But John McCain is fighting for an insurance system that effectively kills 45,000 uninsured Americans each year. Now t...

Sam Stein

Boehner: Obama 'Slapped Table,' Scolded Me At White House Meeting | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Thursday that President Barack Obama "slapped the table," wagged his finger and scolded him at a r...

Boehner Agrees With Pelosi On Spending Freeze: Extend It To The Pentagon

Think Progress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since President Obama announced his intention to enact a "spending freeze" on non-security domestic discretionary spending in the federal budget, prog...

Boehner Hires 'Contract With America' Director As Chief Of Staff

New York Times | CARL HULSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With House Republicans planning to reprise the Contract With America that catapulted them into House control in 1994, Representative John A. Boehner o...

Republican Leaders Join In Honoring New Rotunda Statue Of Radical Socialist Woman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.

GOP Health Bill In The Works; Boehner Says Republican Bill Would Extend Insurance Coverage To "Millions"

Wall Street Journal | GREG HITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are preparing an alternative health-care bill to Democratic legislation, House Republican Leader John Boehner said, marking a shift in str...

"Don't Get Sick": The Truth About GOP Health Plans?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The GOP's Patients' Choice Act is deeply flawed. It would likely cause many people who now are insured to lose their current coverage.

What If Obama Had Turned Down The Nobel?

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

When it was announced that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he gave the perfect "I'll say it so you don't have to" response. He said that h...

Pure Insanity: Making Sense Of 'News' And Politics

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

It keeps happening -- every day the "news" is filled with statements that give me no other choice than to just shake my head and say, "Huh?" These stories and ideas just don't compute.

Newsweek: Why The GOP Is Gunning For Grandma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The republicans charge that Democratic health care reform would, in Sen. Charles Grassley's words, "pull the plug on Grandma." According to Sen. Jon K...

A Desperate Fili-Boehner to Stop Clean Energy

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Knowing that he didn't have the votes to stop the clean energy jobs bill, Republican Minority leader John Boehner instead turned to a tactic familiar those who want stand in the way of progress -- delay.

ORANGE ALERT! Politicians With Fake Tans: A Cautionary Slideshow

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Summer has arrived and with it, the season of bikinis, SPF and aloe vera -- but some familiar Washington faces seem to have an orange glow all year ro...

Ryan Grim

Bill To Audit Fed Sponsored By More Than Half Of House | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The effort to increase the transparency of the Federal Reserve's operations has picked up surprising momentum over the last month, and has now surged ...

Sam Stein

Republican Attacks On Obama Recognize No Borders | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the defining features of President Barack Obama's overseas trip has been the cold and often critical reception he has received from Republicans...

Dickipedia: John Boehner

Dickipedia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

John Andrew Boehner (born November 17, 1949) is an American Republican politician, United States Representative from Ohio, tanorexia sufferer, House M...

EPA Regulations Will Destroy Economy, Says GOP

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

In spite of intense opposition from conservatives at nearly every step, we (read: EPA) have managed to significantly reduce pollution and still grow the economy -- a lot.

Sam Stein

Boehner Cites Cow Farts To Downplay Global Warming (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Minority Leader John Boehner described the overwhelming scientific consensus that carbon dioxide is contributing to climate change as "comical" during...

A Modest Proposal

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Agin

On opening our newspaper this morning (our "newspaper of record"), we find an Op-Ed essay arguing that human morality has been provided to us by Darwi...

Boehner Rush Limbaugh Op-Ed: It's A Dem Conspiracy

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner has responded to the ongoing deification of radio host Rush Limbaugh in a Washington Post op-ed Thursday. Boehner ...

Dems: GOP's Stimulus Would Actually Raise Taxes For Many

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP leaders -- led by John Boehner and Eric Cantor -- have spent days bashing the economic stimulus package being touted by President Obama and Democr...

The 200 Million Dollar Question

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Republicans staged a temper tantrum last week over spending $200 million on contraceptive coverage. It turns out such a request wasn't even included in the stimulus.

Beware Speaker Pelosi: Boehner Knows How to Play Offense

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pays attention, all she needs to hear has already been laid out before her. The Republican leadership resents her.