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Mitt Romney Wins!….Lie of the Year award

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Mitt Romney may have lost the election, but he did win something Wednesday: Politifact’s annual Lie of the Year…uh…award. Mitt took home the hardware for his statement that Barack Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China” at the cost of American jobs, say the nonpartisan factcheckers at Politifact. They [...] [Read More]

Nancy Pelosi to John Boehner: “figure it out”

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At a press conference Wednesday, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, provided intriguing insight on her approach to leadership. Here it is verbatim: Q: Madam Leader, Speaker Boehner, this week, is being squeezed on the left and on the right on this deal. As a former Speaker, do you think that he can – [...] [Read More]

Impassioned Nancy Pelosi: Do I detect a smirk?

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House minority leader Nancy Pelosi ripped Republicans for a second day on the House floor, accusing them Wednesday in an extemporaneous speech of fiddling like Nero. Tuesday she indicated Democrats would staunchly oppose raising the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67. Medicare will not be used to “underwrite and subsidize tax cuts for [...] [Read More]

Poll: Public far more likely to side with Obama than Boehner on “fiscal cliff”

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Boehner’s troubles might stem from the fact that 26 percent of those polled didn’t know enough to say whether they approved or disapproved of his handling of the negotiations. [Read More]

Henry Waxman shouts into wind on climate change

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It’s another beautiful December day in Washington. And Rep. Henry Waxman, ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has sent his 21st letter requesting a hearing on climate change, this time on a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers that says we are on our way to a four degree centigrade world, and possibly six, instead [...] [Read More]

Van Hollen: Boehner stringing out ‘fiscal cliff’ talks because of GOP politics

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, said Speaker of the House John Boehner might have to bring a plan to the table that could pass without majority support from the Republican caucus, but he expressed concern as to whether Boehner would make such a move before the official vote for Speaker on Jan. 3 [Read More]