Rory Reid: Health Care Reform Could Hurt Nevada Rory Reid, Nevada gubernatorial candidate and son of Senate majority leader Harry Reid, expressed his reservations regarding health c are reform in a debate Thursday night, despite his father’s pivotal role in passing the legislation. “I don’t deny that Nevada needs to be vigilant on this issue,” […]
Time to sell Health Care Lawmakers Set to Sell Their Version of Health Care Law to Constituents With lawmakers ending the yearlong health care fight in Congress this week by sending legislation to President Obama to sign into law, they now face a new front on the battle back home in their districts: justifing their […]
Pity Pete Hoekstra. His only crime was to make the oh-so-obvious comparison between oppressed Iranians and the GOP. “Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House,” the Michigan Congressman, who is running for governor, tweeted June 17
When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi emerged from her offices with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a photo op Tuesday her first open media event since last Thursday’s disastrous press conference on what the CIA may or may not have briefed her about regarding its interrogation techniques she was met by a wall of dozens of cameras. There’s always been a lot of media interest in the first female speaker, but Pelosi is learning the hard way that there’s a difference between attention for being a pioneer and attention for fouling up on the job. A lot has been written about Barack Obama’s learning curve in his first 100 days in office understandably given his rapid ascent.
Top Republicans are demanding an apology from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or proof to back her claim that the CIA misled Congress about the use of harsh interrogation tactics. Pelosi last week said that she was briefed by the CIA on such techniques only once — in September 2002 — and that she was told at the time that techniques like waterboarding were not being used. Pelosi, D-California, said she learned from an aide that waterboarding had been used after other lawmakers were briefed in 2003.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused CIA officials Thursday of misleading her in 2002 about the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning and has been described by critics as torture. Pelosi reiterated an earlier claim that she was briefed on such techniques only once — in September 2002 — and that she was told at the time that the techniques were not being used. A recently released Justice Department memo says that the CIA used waterboarding at least 83 times in August 2002 in the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, a suspected al Qaeda leader imprisoned at U.S
A source close to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now confirms that Pelosi was told in February 2003 by her intelligence aide, Michael Sheehy, that waterboarding was actually used on CIA detainee Abu Zubaydah.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi marked President Barack Obama’s 100th day in office with some unsolicited advice for Republican voters, telling them to "take back" their party. The California Democrat offered her own analysis of the political environment for her political opponents, asserting Republicans across the country are more willing to work with Democrats than their leaders on Capitol Hill.
House Democratic aides denied Wednesday that work is already underway on a second stimulus package.
At least 44 miners have died and several dozen others were injured by a mine blast Sunday in northern China’s Shanxi province, state-run media said. “We expressed our deepest condolences to the survivors of the noncombatants who were killed during this operation,” said Brig. Gen.