Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pelosi Elected Minority Leader

Nancy Pelosi was elected Minority earlier today by a considerably wide margin of 150 in favor to 43 against. Her challenger, blue dog Heath Shuler, attempted to tap into angry sentiment against the outgoing House Speaker from defeated moderates. Pelosi's victory marks her continued influence on not only the congressional Democrats, but national Democrats at large. Earlier this month, Pelosi responded to her massive sixty seat defeat.
"How would your ratings be if $75 million were spent against you? Because I'm an effective leader, because we got the job done on health care and Wall Street reform and consumer protection."
Despite her nine percent national popularity, Nancy Pelosi is certainly here to stay in Washington as the face of the Obama agenda and the Democratic Party. National Republicans should find joy in this result, for Pelosi will only work to further polarize her fellow party members.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

House Dems Vote to Choose Leadership Now

The House Democrats voted by a decent margin to choose "new" leadership in the coming days rather than in January, a move a few Democrats from across the spectrum had wanted. This move shows the continued loyalty of many Democratic members of Congress and solidifies Nancy Pelosi's prospects of being elected House Minority Leader.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chris Coons: 'All options on the table'

Chris Coons, the newly elected Delaware senator and formerly avowed Marxist, certainly has good rhetoric in his ideas for reducing the national deficit. See the video below.

Rangel Convicted on Corruption Charges

An bipartisan eight member part of the House Ethics Committee has convicted Rep. Charlie Rangel on eleven of the thirteen corruption charges brought against him. Rangel, who has been a member of the House of Representatives for roughly forty years, is likely to be censured in the upcoming months for his illegal actions. In the aftermath of this two year trial, Rangel remains confident that he will keep his congressional seat with little or no trouble. Below is a video of Rangel on trial.

Clyburn and Pelosi strike deal, SC Rep. becomes 'Minority Assistant'

In the wake of the Democratic feud between Rep. Jim Clyburn and Steny Hoyer, the two men previously vying for the House Minority Whip position, Nancy Pelosi struck a deal with former. Her plan would create a fourth position in the minority leadership only known as, "House Minority Assistant Leader." Clyburn, who is expected to control this position, has bowed out of his bid for the Minority Whip position, making an already heavily fractured Democratic slightly less contentious. This move, on Pelosi's part, shows her continued influence on House Democrats despite their sixty seat defeat.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Joe Manchin a no go for Reid?

Newly sworn in Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who famously shot a bullet through the cap and trade bill, has stated that he may not support Harry Reid for Senate Majority Leader. He told Politico the following after being sworn in.
"I really don't even know what my options are yet. I'm going to find out."
It's highly possible that Manchin is continuing his pledge to remain an independent and conservative vote for West Virginians.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sarah Palin's Alaska a Hit!

After having watched an automated blog for the past hour, Sarah Palin's Alaska has seemed to have gotten extremely good ratings. The new TLC reality show based on the Palin family, has struck a note with many Americans across the nation. Her down to earth attitude and commonplace persona remain her best strategical traits for a well planned out 2012 presidential run.