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Pelosi Re-Elected As House Minority Leader

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nancy Pelosi overcame gripes about Democrats' losing campaign messages and breezed to re-election Tuesday as House minority l...

Why Did the GOP Miscalculate So Badly in the Shutdown Battle?

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Republicans did not simply lose a tough fight that they knew was a long shot. Much of the Republican leadership fundamentally miscalculated their odds of success -- and underestimated the consequences of defeat.

Nancy Pelosi 'Wants To Leave' Congress 'Right Now,' Says Daughter

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Nancy Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami disputed Alexandra Pelosi's claim on Thursday in a statement to Politico. "This may be wishful thi...

10 Things Nancy Pelosi Told Us This Morning

Posted 01.10.2012 | Women

We were so fortunate this morning to have Representative Nancy Pelosi stop by The Huffington Post office to speak to 30 or so female members of our ed...

Sam Stein

Democratic Leadership Narrowing Down List Of Super Committee Members | Sam Stein | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The much-discussed "super committee," created as part of a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling and tasked with finding $1.5 trillion...

Ike's Most Prescient Insight 50 Years Ago Went Unspoken

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

The military-industrial complex phrase is nearly always quoted out of the context of the speech. Eisenhower was neither condemning nor praising the military-industrial complex. He was making a much deeper point.

Sam Stein

Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.): If I Were Pelosi, I Wouldn't Have Run For Minority Leader (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) secured her bid to remain top member of her caucus, the doubts expressed by fel...

Clyburn Will Stand by the Values, Policies That Make Us Democrats

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

I don't support Jim Clyburn for Democratic Whip because he's my friend and we've served together a long time. Or because he's African-American. His seniority and race are meaningless to me. I support him because he will not apologize for being a progressive.

Lucia Graves

Democratic Losses Complicate Hoyer-Clyburn Leadership Fight | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No sooner did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announce her bid to be House Minority Leader, then House Majority Whip James Clyburn announced ...

Why Nancy Pelosi Should Continue to Lead Democrats in the House

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There is little question that Speaker Pelosi will be elected House Minority Whip. The reason is simple: She is absolutely the best choice to lead House Democrats through the tough two years that lie ahead.

Democrats Must Act Quickly and Decisively to Regain Messaging Edge

Rich Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Robinson

Obama's team and the Democratic leadership have committed the communications Cardinal Sin: allowing the opposition to define and control the debate.

Real Factor in Midterms: Too Few Jobs, Not Too Much Spending

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

To deal with the underlying sense of anxiety and anger, nothing will work for Democrats in the fall besides actually creating more jobs -- more short term economic opportunity. The fact is that voting for jobs is always good politics.

Sam Stein

Dems Won't Commit To Having Final Bill For Health Care Summit | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic leaders are refusing to commit to producing a final comprehensive piece of health care legislation to present at the much-anticipated...

Anxious Voters Angered by Dithering and Deal-Making, Not Lack of Bipartisanship

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

By seeking bipartisanship, Obama will accomplish precisely what the Republicans want. Republicans will continue to move the goalposts; they'll never vote to support his key policies.

Ryan Grim

Double Standard For Bernanke: Only 50 Votes Needed In Senate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When it comes to progressive priorities in the Senate, there's one standard: 60 votes are needed. But for Ben Bernanke, there's a second standard: 50 ...

Sam Stein

Dem Leadership Told To Get Some Balls... Beer, That Is (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

For Democratic voters who are getting a little tired of the party's inability to get legislation of any kind through Congress, this video (which is sp...

Tactics of the GOP First Unit Bill

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The problem is the Democrats in Congress pride themselves in being a bunch of twigs. By not sticking together, they lost for everybody.

Dems Plan To Admonish Wilson For Insult

AP | BEN EVANS and SEANNA ADCOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders are planning a House vote early next week to admonish Republican Rep. Joe Wilson if he does not apologize on the...

Top Adviser Calls On President Obama To Be More Bold

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of President Barack Obama's former top campaign advisers is "losing patience" with the White House, he told POLITICO Tuesday morning, as frustrati...

Reid's Specter Deal: Dem Senators Not Pleased

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) deal to allow Sen. Arlen Specter to retain his seniority after he switches to the Democratic Conference h...

Those Republicans Know How to Throw a Party

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Is it curious that the Republicans suddenly remembered that they're against government spending at the same moment that a guy with a "D" after his name moved into the White House?

Oh, I Get It, Democrats Are The B-Team

Suzanne O'Keeffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Suzanne O'Keeffe

The Democratic leadership's latest move giving Bush & Co. billions more dollars for the fraud-based war and occupation of Iraq is Shakespearean: The good guys, turns out, are working with the bad guys!

Sam Stein

Dems Considering Proposals That Would Quietly Fund Iraq War | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some House Democratic leaders are considering plans to quietly fund the Iraq war while trying to minimize the political fall-out. One of the latest ...