Pelosi Ponders Next Move, Says Election "Was No Ringing Endorsement of Republicans"

UPDATE: Pelosi has announced via twitter that she's running for the position of Minority Leader.

Date: Fri, 11/05/2010 - 03:43

WATCH: Dems Say Compromising on Bush Tax Cuts Would be a "Huge Mistake"

One of the top priorities of the new Republican leadership in congress, allegedly elected out of their love for the common man, is to immediately act to protect the Bush administration's massive tax cuts aimed at the very wealthy.

Date: Fri, 11/05/2010 - 03:25

Failed Blue Dogs Try to Take on Pelosi -- Makes Asses of Themselves

The two remaining leaders of the clueless Blue Dogs (two others were defeated) are trying to exercise their non-existent political muscles, Politico reports:

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:36

3 Reasons Republicans Won't Be Able to Repeal Health Reform


Mitch McConnell wants to have a one-issue fight for the next two years, convinced that that's what will bring Obama down in 2012. There are a lot of reasons why that won't work, and here are some of the reasons why.

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:21

Tina Fey Brings Back Hilarious Sarah Palin Impression

On the David Letterman Show last night, Tina Fey brought back her killer impression of the half-term Governor, mocking Palin's "Mama Grizzly" schtick. Watch:

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 09:04

White House May Capitulate on Tax Cuts, GOP Still Won't Compromise

The White House is making no secret of its willingness to strike a deal on Bush-era tax rates. It's built around the "decoupling" idea we talked about the other day. The problem, not surprisingly, remains congressional Republicans.

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 08:59

Employers Can Now Spy on You on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Other Sites

Cisco Systems has released new software that makes it easier for businesses, including employers, to keep track of user info on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For the low, low price of $2,500+:

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 06:53

The Final 4: Boehner's Backscratching Boys Club

As John Boehner huffs and puffs and grandstands about all the compromise he expects from Obama, it's clear the next Speaker of the House will have to do quite a bit of maneuvering himself. Wedged between infighting Republicans and a demanding Tea Party, he's already got a handful of skeptical reps and players he's set up to appease in his quest for GOP power. Ironically, he must compromise because most of them are worried about his potential for compromise. These are weird times!

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 06:30

GOP Senators Blaming Tea Party for Failure to Capture Senate

GOP senators are playing the blame game over Republicans' failure to gain control of the Senate, bringing public attention to some long-standing tensions within the party.

In one corner, we have a group of prominent senators and operatives who argue that far-right Republicans like Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint were foolish to push nominees too conservative to win, pointing to the bitter losses of Tea Party-backed candidates in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada.

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 06:25

6 New Committee Chairs Owned By the Very Industries They'd Oversee

One of the results of Tuesday’s Republican takeover of the House of Representatives is the future installation of new chairmen in the chamber’s various committees. While none of the upcoming chairmanships are set in stone — members have to run and be elected to chair committees — it is generally true that ranking members of these committees are the ones most likely to take over.

Date: Thu, 11/04/2010 - 05:59