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Oh-So-Sensitive Conservatives Get Their Feelings Hurt By Pelosi and Hoyer

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Conservatives, long the biggest enforcers of "political correctness" as it suits their political ends, have been quick to find offense during the health-care reform debate -- even if it requires twisting words around.

Are Democrats Determined to Become What They Most Despised About Bush?

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

We have an endemic problem: the inexplicable adoption by Democrats of Bush-era policies and political tactics. Wasn't the point of regaining power to undo the worst of Bush's excesses?

Un-Spinning Healthcare Reform: Part 1

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

One of the most infuriating aspects to the issue of healthcare reform is the lack of honest debate by our public officials.

Physiological Link Between Affinity for Guns and Affinity for Health Insurance Bureaucrats?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

There's a deal between reporters and Blue Dog Democrats to explain Blue Dog opposition to health insurance regulation as an outgrowth of representing culturally conservative districts.

The Progressive Case for PAYGO

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

The idea behind PAYGO is simple: our country, like any family struggling with deep credit card debt, must start paying for what it buys.

Dems: Stimulus Money Needs To Be Spent Faster

CNN Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading congressional Democrat and Republican both expressed disappointment Sunday with the pace of the government's economic stimulus program, but ...

Preserving Medicare's Success, 43 Years Later

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

This anniversary is a time to celebrate Medicare's many successes -- successes so many Americans have seen firsthand, in the lives of seniors who have received guaranteed, dignified health treatment.

Service Members, Vets, and Families Marching for Justice

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The protests against these shameful, archaic rules are growing louder by the day among progressives of all stripes, gay and straight.

GM Dealerships Saved From Closing

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: With the help of citizen investigators who have been tracking local reports, we've managed to find 10 of the lucky 41 GM dealerships that were...

Ryan Grim

Hoyer And Cantor Battle Over IMF Funding On House Floor (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the end of every week, the majority leader and minority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives hold a public conversation on the floor about the...

The Same Old Bipartisanship: The Hoyer/Cantor Letter to Obama on Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The AIPAC show came and went. But it left as its legacy the Steny Hoyer/Eric Cantor letter urging President Obama to let the Middle East fester.

Ryan Grim

Dems Fear AIG Greed Could Imperil Global Recovery Effort | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In hoping to prevent a global economic collapse, Congress and the president have had to walk a fine line. On one side is bubbling populist rage at fai...

Ryan Grim

Hoyer Wants To Shame AIG Into Returning Money | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress are looking at "all options" to recoup the bonus payments made to AIG executives, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told...

Ryan Grim

The Myth Of The Filibuster: Dems Can't Make Republicans Talk All Night | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping for a C-SPAN spectacle of GOP obstruction, some impatient Democrats are urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to call Republicans on ...

Hoyer To Pelosi: Stand Up To Senate

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) is pushing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to take a harder line with the Senate after a trio of Republic...

Hoyer: GOP Can't Write Half Of Every Bill

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Thursday dismissed Republican complaints about not being able to "write exactly half of every bill" as a ...

Ten Democrats Who Should Go Away

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

The Democrats have in some ways, been worse than the Republicans. As a party, they've stood idly by as the Bush Administration has literally ransacked the country.

Dem Leaders Split Over Heated Committee Chair Race

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top two Democratic leaders in the House are expected to vote for different lawmakers to lead the Energy and Commerce Committee in the next Congres...

Congress Pushes Back Against Supreme Court, Returns Civil Rights to People with Disabilities

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

In passing the ADA Amendments Act, Congress is finally pushing back at a Court that has been hard at work dismantling our civil rights infrastructure.

Steny Hoyer: Palin "Worse Than Dan Quayle" (VIDEO)

Newsweek | Tammy Haddad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer blasts McCain's VP pick Sarah Palin, calling her "worse than Dan Quayle" with almost no experience....

Michelle, Hillary, and Maureen at the DNC

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Senator Clinton gave a performance that even Maureen described as "electrifying." Until I read the Dowd column this morning, I thought the hardest of the hardcore Hillary haters would be won over. But no.

It's Outrageous That Rove Is Walking Free

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom D'Antoni

So why is Karl Rove walking around free today? Because the Democrats talk a good game but when it comes to taking action, they fail time and time again.

Hey Kids, Let's Fire Steny Hoyer

Marshall Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marshall Grossman

So why, when in more and more districts, a vote to fund the war is a greater threat to incumbency than a vote to end it, do Hoyer and Pelosi still carry Bush's brackish water?

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.

Bush Gives Dems STDs

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Nancy Pelosi, Stenny Hoyer and the blue dogs they lie down with have been rewarded with the same herpetic embrace that is turning John McCain into a Republican cootie incubator.