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The Daily Pelosi

Mar
18

-- Shameless admiration bordering on sycophancy --

On why she's having a "hard time" getting 216 votes together to pass HCR:

Nancy Pelosi: "Well, let me say this. First of all, as I’ve said to you before, every vote around here is a heavy lift. How many times have you come — whether it was the budget, whether it was energy — whatever it is. Every vote is a heavy lift. We have great diversity in our Caucus. We don’t have a rubber-stamp Congress or a rubber-stamp Caucus...."

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PTDB

Mar
15

The HCR bill currently being considered in the House is not all we wanted -- far from it -- but it's a good first step.

Pass. The. Damn. Bill.

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Nuclear Option

Mar
05

I just don't see how we're going to avoid it -- not on HCR, that's a done deal (please God) -- but on getting any other bills or nominations through the Senate in the next few years.

I mean, the obstruction we've seen from GOPers this year isn't suddenly going to diminish simply because their numbers will have increased thanks to the mid-terms in November. In fact, it's likely to get far worse.

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Message to Speaker Pelosi

Jan
22

Pass. The. Damn. Bill.

[h/t S. Benen]

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Lesson from Massachusetts

Jan
19

With a bad enough candidate you can lose to a GOPer even in Massachusetts. Here's looking to 2012!

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Dem Senate Race

Jan
14

This is stupid (if for real).

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Senate Tops 100 Filibusters or Other Acts of Obstruction in One Year

Dec
20

The Senate has reached a milestone of sorts as observed by Sen. Whitehouse (D. R.I.) in this NYTimes article on the atmosphere in the Senate leading to a vote on HRC in the Senate:

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Robert Kennedy's Funeral Mass Card

Dec
17

Gail Collins (NYT):

I used to cover Lieberman when he was the majority leader of the State Senate in Connecticut. We got along very well, except for one interview, during which he talked about working for J.F.K., and how he kept a Mass card from Robert Kennedy’s funeral to remind him of the principles to which he had dedicated his career. Showing me the card, he remarked casually that he hadn’t looked at it for some time.

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HCR: Sen. Reid to Make Announcement at 2:15p CT

Oct
26

I can hardly wait...

UPDATE: Yup, Public Option is in the house (err, Senate)!

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