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Donna Edwards: The rich ‘have a responsibility’

Kicking off the “Take Back The American Dream” summit in Washington, D.C., Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) told the crowd that “We must have in this country, once again, an FDR moment,” in which the haves take more responsibility for the have-nots because, she said, “They have gained their wealth on…

69 lawmakers urge protections for bi-national gay couples

A group of 69 Democratic House members Tuesday asked the Obama administration to provide assurances that updated immigration policies would prevent the deportation of partners in same sex relationships. In letters (PDF) to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder, lawmakers applauded the August 18 Department of…

Pelosi: ‘Let him die’ GOP debate moment ‘heartbreaking’

In her interview with new MSNBC host Chris Hayes, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) felt the now notorious “Let him die” moment at the recent GOP debate was “heartbreaking.” “Even to me someone who is rarely surprised with what the other side will do, that demonstration was heartbreaking,” Pelosi…

Pelosi: ‘Let him die’ GOP debate moment ‘heartbreaking’

In her interview with new MSNBC host Chris Hayes, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) felt the now notorious “Let him die” moment at the recent GOP debate was “heartbreaking.” “Even to me someone who is rarely surprised with what the other side will do, that demonstration was heartbreaking,” Pelosi…

Top U.S. Republicans urge no tax hikes in debt deal

Top US Congress Republicans, looking to a battle over the country’s debt in the coming months, called Wednesday for cuts to social safety net programs and rejected appeals for tax hikes on the rich. “The worst thing Washington can do for our economy is raise taxes on the people we…

House to end 180-year-old ‘page’ program

WASHINGTON — Bringing the curtain down on a nearly 200-year-old tradition, leaders of the US House of Representatives announced Monday that they were doing away with the chamber’s “page” program. Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cited the high cost of the program as…

Democrats still oppose short-term U.S. debt plan

US President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders Sunday renewed their opposition to any short-term plan to raise the US debt ceiling, a White House official said. Obama met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for just over an hour late Sunday amid intense…

U.S. rushes to avert disastrous default

The White House and top US lawmakers scrambled Sunday for a deal to stop the world’s richest country from ruinous default on its debt, hours before Asian financial markets opened. President Barack Obama planned to meet with his top Democratic allies in Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House…

Obama heckled at fundraiser by Bradley Manning supporters

WASHINGTON – Ten supporters of accused whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning paid at least $5,000 to attend a fundraiser with President Barack Obama Thursday and interrupted his speech with a song protesting soldier’s treatment. Obama was speaking at a San Francisco hotel to a room of about 200 donors — some…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hospitalized in Rome

Update: Pelosi reportedly in ‘good shape’ A colleague of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s told NBC News that the former House speaker was “fine” and in “good shape” after being hospitalized Monday. Original report continues below… ROME — US Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was hospitalised on Monday after…

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