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Women’s group: Beware of ‘Boehner’s America’

Women’s group raises specter of ‘Speaker Boehner’ to motivate voters A Democratic women’s group is warning voters that a Republican takeover of Congress would mean “a dangerous world.” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock on Thursday told a Washington audience that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would be scrapped and…

House passes historic Wall Street overhaul

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives gave its final approval Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of Wall Street rules since the Great Depression of the 1930s, leaving the landmark bill in the Senate’s hands. Lawmakers voted 237-192, largely along party lines, for the compromise legislation that President Barack Obama…

Friday Genius Ten “That’s Empowerful!” Edition

This is the sort of ill thought-out argument that makes me grumpy first thing in the morning. (Via.) The idea behind the “porn is empowering!” argument is that women who work in porn gain power in a pragmatic way, playing by men’s rules, and feminists should support this for pragmatic…

House bill released

To no one’s great surprise, the House bill for health care reform includes a public option. When Nancy Pelosi says something is non-negotiable, you’d better believe her. In general, the bill is exactly what most of us thought it would be. The big thing is the Health Insurance Exchange that…

‘Inside the Mind of Mark Foley’ radio show debuts tonight

You too can land a radio show gig by sending pervy IMs to young men who are serving their country as Congressional Pages. Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who left Congress in 2006 amid accusations he sent lurid e-mails to male House pages, is credited with helping to sour the…

Let’s Cut To The Chase And Make Her Our Queen

CNN says that Nancy Pelosi has Newt Gingrich-like approval ratings, in the sense that she has an approval rating that Newt Gingrich at one point had while he was Speaker of the House. It’s a lot like saying that Obama has “Nixon-like” approval ratings because he has an approval rating…

Abstinence-only ed gets a boost from House Dem Dave Obey

Why do we need GOP elected fundnuts when we have the likes of Dave Obey (D-WI), who is promoting bogus, dangerous abstinence-only ed programs in schools by upping funding to the garbage?! What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi — why is she enabling Obey, who is House Appropriations Committee. Firedoglake‘s…

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