Former House speaker says GOP lawmaker "won't survive" if stint in rehab is a "gimmick."
Asked whether she needed to apologize to the formerly insured who have lost their health insurance plans, former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, “Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan they could keep it? I would have if I’d ever met anybody who liked his or her plan. Show More Summary
ou know, doing that sort of thing isn’t actually a bad plan: Newt Gingrich is a pretty good idea man. But you think that the President could have attributed his sources: President Obama lifted the theme of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s new book “Breakout” during a video interview with the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary
As NewsBusters reported Monday, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had been asked to do David Letterman's Top Ten List on the CBS Late Show election night. Most of her offerings Tuesday were somewhat apolitical, but the top...Show More Summary
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(CNN) - Former House Speaker and CNN host Newt Gingrich says he sees New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a major candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich was on CNN's "New Day" Tuesday morning talking about the prospects and implications of the day's elections that include governors races in New Jersey and Virginia. […]
Anything but actually allow a Democrat to vote… This gem comes via Political Wire: Former House Speaker Jim Wright (D) was denied a voter ID card at a Texas Department of Public Safety office, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports. Said Wright: “Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me [...]
When your Republican-pushed “voter ID” law is snagging people like the former speaker of the House, you may have a problem a bit bigger than actual voter fraud ever was: Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied a voter ID card Saturday...Show More Summary
Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied the documentation needed to vote in Texas on Saturday, prompting the Democratic icon to voice fears about the state’s tough new voter ID law. “I earnestly hope these unduly stringent requirements...Show More Summary
Former House speaker Jim Wright denied a voter ID card because he didn't have proper documents.
Former House Speaker Jim Wright is the latest public official ensnared by Texas' strict voter ID law. The post Former House Speaker Denied Voter ID Under New Texas Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Former House Speaker Jim Wright was told he couldn’t have a voter ID card in Texas. Said Wright: “Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me an ID.” “After the difficulty he had this weekend getting a proper ID card, Wright, 90, expressed concern that such problems could deter others […]
President Barack Obama on Tuesday honored former House Speaker Tom Foley as a model of civility in government, someone who put problem-solving ahead of politics and never lost his sense of wonder about serving in Congress.
(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama says former House Speaker Tom Foley was a model of civility in government who put problem-solving ahead of politics and never lost his sense of wonder about serving in Congress. The president spoke Tuesday at a memorial for Foley, who died Oct. Show More Summary
President Obama will lead tributes at a memorial service for former House speaker Tom Foley (D-WA), who died October 18th of complications from a stroke. Live coverage of the event is scheduled to begin at approximately 3pm ET.
Former House Speaker Tom Foley died on Friday at the age of 84. Foley suffered a stroke in December and was hospitalized with pneumonia in May. He returned home after a week and was on hospice care after that, according to his wife, Heather. Show More Summary
Thomas S. Foley, who as speaker of the House sought to still the chamber's rising tide of partisan combat for five years before it swept the Democratic majority and Foley himself out of office in 1994, died on Friday in Washington from complications of a stroke suffered last December. Show More Summary
Former House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.), whose death was announced Friday, embodied everything that seems to have vanished from Washington. A consensus-builder, he was well mannered, reserved and modest, and he led the House like an institution, not a political rally. Show More Summary
Former House Speaker Tom Foley (D-WA) passed away Friday morning at the age 84 after several months of hospice care. As he served a long career in public office, including Speaker of the House for six years under Presidents George H.W. Show More Summary
by Alex Balk Try to resist the urge, upon learning of former House Speaker Tom Foley's passing, to mull over what a mendacious scumbag George Nethercutt was and instead reflect on a decent man who dedicated his life to public service. You'll feel better about yourself and your country. 0 Comments The post Tom Foley, 1929-2013 appeared first on The Awl.