February 20, 2011 at 12:56 am

Pelosi would like chocolate strawberries

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Whatever happened to the draining of the DC political swamp?  Old habits truly are had to break .

Watchdog uncovers more extravagances by former House speaker’s team

April 22, 2010 at 2:13 am

Think for yourself America

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Beware of Poverty Pimps and Plantation Politics

Learn to think for yourself

It isn’t about Republicans or Democrats. It’s about the cancer of corruption that eventually takes over those in Washington. What we need is term limits and restriction on how lobbying companies purchase our public servants once they leave office.

The solution is to learn about the founding principles of this country. Yes there is a lot of black eye past in the United States. However, the founding fathers set up a system that would allow for evolution and improvement in our Government. They even warned us about party politics and career politicians. When we get Washington cleaned up we may be able to attract good people back who want to serve the people.

April 12, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Obama’s Deal FRONTLINE Presentation

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS


On March 23, after a bruising year of debate, negotiation and backlash, President Barack Obama finally signed the health reform bill that he had promised more than a year before. But at what cost to his popularity and to the ideals of bipartisanship and open government that he’d campaigned on?

In Obama’s Deal, airing Tuesday, April 13, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings), veteran FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (Bush’s War, Dreams of Obama) takes viewers behind the headlines to reveal the political maneuvering behind Barack Obama’s effort to remake the American health system and transform the way Washington works. Through interviews with administration officials, senators and Washington lobbyists, Obama’s Deal reveals the dramatic details of how an idealistic president pursued the health care fight–despite the warnings of many of his closest advisers–and how he ended up making deals with many of the powerful special interests he had campaigned against.

“The stakes couldn’t be much higher,” former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) tells FRONTLINE about what was involved in the landmark health care legislation. “We’re talking about almost 20 percent of our gross domestic product today, $2.5 trillion. Literally tens, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on lobbying. Every special interest has their oar in the water.”

To navigate the process of health reform, President Obama turned to his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, a consummate deal maker, who helped stock the West Wing with an all-star lineup of congressional insiders. But almost immediately, a key member of the team was forced to step down, and the country’s greatest champion of health reform, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), was sidelined with incurable brain cancer. The administration’s hopes for reform rested with Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the powerful head of the Senate Finance Committee, who also happened to be one of the Senate’s top recipients of special interest money from the health care industry.

The White House encouraged Baucus to quietly negotiate deals with the insurance lobby, drug companies and other special interest groups, despite promises to run a different kind of White House. “The president said that having people at the table is better than having them throw stuff at the table,” White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer tells FRONTLINE.

But the deals were often controversial. FRONTLINE investigates how, near the start of the health care reform process, Baucus and the White House negotiated a secret $80 billion deal with Billy Tauzin, the former Louisiana congressman who had become the pharmaceutical industry’s top lobbyist.

“People who thought that the pharmaceutical industry was still reaping profits that were excessive were unhappy with that deal and were particularly unhappy that it got cut behind closed doors,” says the co-chair of Obama’s transition team, John Podesta.

The pact with Tauzin was only the beginning of a series of deals designed to win over potential opponents. The most notorious agreement, known as the “Cornhusker Kickback,” was concluded only days before a vote on the health care bill in the Senate. In exchange for the support of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), the White House and Senate leaders agreed to spend $100 million to benefit Nebraska.

The administration argued the deals were necessary to secure health reform. But the deals backfired. “It’s not a pretty process,” says David Gergen, who’s been an adviser to four different presidents, both Republican and Democratic, over the last several decades. “There is deal making–that’s the way it’s been done for a long time. But those deals done in your front parlor can be pretty smelly. The public was already up to here with what they were seeing in Washington, and I think it just put them over the side.”

The backlash grew across the country. The president’s approval ratings sunk, the Democrats lost control of Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, and the push for health care reform was suddenly in peril.

“The grassroots of America had turned against this,” Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) tells FRONTLINE. “Health care was kind of the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

At the White House, the president was forced to come to terms with what looked to be his most significant failure as president, before a last push this winter–and a last round of high-stakes, round-the-clock deal making–finally pushed the bill through.

“The process was messy, and so it turned people off,” says Communications Director Pfeiffer. “It ended up being behind closed doors. It was filled with partisan wrangling, people yelling at each other across the table. We ended up having a process that represented a lot of what the American people hated about Washington.”

“There is a realism that it has come with a cost,” veteran Washington Post reporter Dan Balz observes. “We don’t know what’s going to happen in the November elections. We don’t know what’s going to happen in 2012. But there’s no question that this health care battle has put his party at risk. And how they deal with that is the next chapter. But this was a historic moment.”

Obama’s Deal is a FRONTLINE co-production with Kirk Documentary Group. The writer and director is Michael Kirk. The producers are Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser. The reporter is Jim Gilmore. FRONTLINE is produced by WGBH Boston and is broadcast nationwide on PBS. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation and by the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund. FRONTLINE is closed-captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers and described for people who are blind or visually impaired by the Media Access Group at WGBH. FRONTLINE is a registered trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation. The senior producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath. The executive producer of FRONTLINE is David Fanning.

Promotional photography can be downloaded from the PBS pressroom.

Press contact
Diane Buxton (617) 300-5375 diane_buxton@wgbh.org

April 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Nancy Pelosi vs. The Catholic Church!

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Nancy Pelosi vs. The Catholic Church!

This is the kind of person we are dealing with

Why California do you keep voting this type of individual back into office repeatedly?

It’s time to drain the political swamp!

April 5, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Everyone is entitled to their Pelosi opinion

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state constitutions and state and federal laws. Criticism of the government and advocacy of unpopular ideas that people may find distasteful or against public policy, such as racism, sexism, and other hate speech are generally permitted

March 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Nancy Pelosi’s Big, Hard Gavel

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Did you see Nancy Pelosi’s big, hard gavel?

What a ball buster

March 22, 2010 at 11:19 am

Is Stupak a sell out

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Baby Killer? You decide

Stupak Called ‘Baby Killer’ on House Floor

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at 10:59 am

Who is Bernie Madoff?

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Who is Bernie Madoff?

Can you believe this is an actual topic of discussion on the Securities and Exchange Commission website? Take a look: www.sec.gov/answers/ponzi.htm#BernieMadoff.

Will they ever post the answer to what is a Pelosi Scheme? I think not. Not till the American people wake up and demand a return of our country.  Now just how are the citizens of this great nation going to do that. In the ballot boxes. Wake up. stop doing what your parents did just because it was what you parents did. If I continued on that path I’d be a look aide drinking, card carrying Democrat. the same idiot that voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976 in the first election I was of age to participate  in. Why Jimmy Carder? Because he was a Democratic and my parents, rest their souls were straight line Democratic voters. Thank God I pulled my head out of that hole (I could have said something else).

Oh year I made the over correction for years thinking voting Republican was the penitence for my blunder of ignorance.

at 9:06 am

An idea who’s idea has come The GOOOH Revolution

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An idea who’s idea has come

Now more than ever we need to get involved with others who want to get back to the basics that formed this Republic. The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Not the entitlements of socialist citizenship.

at 8:40 am

Say “I’m a human being”

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Say “I’m as mad as hell”

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