Daily Archive for November 29th, 2012

: November 29th, 2012

Will Obama appoint the first openly gay Cabinet member?

As we wait for the end-of-the-first-term Cabinet shuffle to commence, here’s one question that’s being asked: Will President Obama appoint the first openly LGBT Cabinet member? One person asking is Richard Socarides, a former Clinton Administration gay rights advisor. In the New Yorker Socarides listed his version of “Obama’s Gay-Rights To-Do List: Eight Big Ideas.” […]
Categories: LGBT

Nancy Pelosi re-elected minority leader

House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader Thursday, this time unanimously. Now in the leadership for a decade, Pelosi is one of the longest serving party leaders ever, and of course was the first female Speaker and first female minority leader. In her last leadership election, after the massive 63-seat loss of the Democratic […]
Categories: Nancy Pelosi

Ex-President George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized in Houston

By DANE SCHILLER Houston Chronicle Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital, where he has been for seven days as doctors battle a lingering cough that has drawn concern, officials said Thursday. Bush, 88, has bronchitis, but his condition is not considered life threatening, said his chief of staff, Jean Becker. “President […]

Gibson eschews tax pledge, a sign he’ll back cliff deal

New York Rep. Chris Gibson is declining to re-sign an anti-tax pledge that has become a litmus test seen as widely necessary by elected Republicans. Gibson, R-Kinderhook, signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge in 2010, when he ousted ex-Rep. Scott Murphy from the 20th Congressional District, which covered areas of the Hudson Valley from […]
Categories: Fiscal Cliff