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Nancy Pelosi Sings “Hail To The Redskins”

http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/11/20/pelosisings-502×376.mp4Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/11/20/pelosisings-502×376.mp4. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sang a few bars of “Hail to the Redskins,” the fight song of the Washington Redskins, responding Tuesday to a question about the controversy over the team’s name. She said the song was the first song she learned outside of church. Pelosi has said previously she…

Margaret Thatcher’s 19 Most Badass Moments

19. When she rode on a tank near Communist-controlled East Germany. View this image › Via giffingthenews.tumblr.com 18. When she was elected to Parliament in 1959. The body was only 4% women at the time. View this image › Via ukpolitical.info 17. When she declared that she would not budge on her political convictions. View…

Conservatives React To Romney USA Today Op-Ed

Andrew McCarthy of National Review This seems very significant. A number of us have expressed concerns that Romney cannot effectively confront Obama on Obamacare, the wrongheadedness and unpopularity of which make it the Republicans’ most crucial issue in the campaign. In response, Romney posits that he is a Tenth Amendment guy who saw what he…

He’ll Eat Lunch In This Town Again

View this image › Mark Leibovich Ralph Alswang Photography There are certain books that destroy the author’s relationship with his community. Stevie Smith began her Novel on Yellow Paper with the words, “Good-bye to all my friends, my beautiful and lovely friends.” Julia Phillips made permanent enemies in Hollywood with You’ll Never Eat Lunch in…

Rand Paul Caught On Hot Mic Discussing Republicans’ Shutdown Talking Points

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=eziI4h3J0Eg. In a conversation picked up by a hot mic Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were heard discussing the talking points Republicans have employed during the government shutdown standoff. “I just did CNN and I just go over and over again, ‘We’re willing to compromise. We’re willing…

This Is An Actual Slide Shown To New Members Of Congress. Prepare To Be Disappointed.

In an ideal world, becoming a member of Congress means you can FINALLY start making changes and helping your constituents. As this slide from an actual presentation by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee shows, we are not living in an ideal world. Call Time means calling potential campaign donors. Constituent Visits can often include visiting with…

Cory Booker Speaks Out On Lautenberg’s Retirement

View this image › Cory Booker Brad Barket / Getty Images In response to Senator Frank Lautenberg’s retirement, announced Thursday afternoon, Mayor Cory Booker praised New Jersey’s senior senator “on a personal note” for setting a “strong model of leadership.” “Senator Frank Lautenberg has been a champion for the people of New Jersey for decades…

17 Signs You Grew Up With A Government

1. Your government worked like this: View this image › Via fanpop.com Instead of like this: View this image › Via gifrific.com 2. Your World War II veterans… telegraph.co.uk telegraph.co.uk   …were able to see the memorial built in their honor. View this image › Via wwiimemorial.com The way it was meant to be seen.…

Walker: I’m Not The Target Of A Criminal Investigation

View this image › DARREN HAUCK / Reuters WAUWASOTA, Wisconsin — Governor Scott Walker denied Saturday that he may become a target of a long-running corruption investigation of his Milwaukee County Executive’s office. “Absolutely not,” Walker told reporters outside a campaign stop near Milwaukee. “One hundred percent wrong. Could not be more wrong. It’s just…

The Unskewed Election

View this image › examiner.com Barack Obama may win in November, or Mitt Romney may win, but the 2012 election already has given us its most important new word and iconic idea: Unskewing. The proprietor of UnskewedPolls.com, a previously obscure Virginia blogger named Dean Chambers, didn’t like the results of a set of polls showing…

A Brief History Of Obama Grading His Own Presidency

1. December 2009: Solid B+ Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ecTsicm9eTI. youtube.com 2. August 2010: Incomplete View this image › img.ibtimes.com “Well, I think it’s incomplete. Until the economy has rebounded fully. But when I look back on what we’ve accomplished in the last 18 months, preventing the country sinking into a Great Depression, two economists, including…

Cory Booker Is Melting Guns And Turning Them Into Bracelets

View this image › View this image › Via calibercollection.com Newark Mayor Cory Booker promoted his jewelry line, “The Caliber Collection,” Thursday night on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show. The bracelets are made from metal “from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department” as part of the city’s gun buy-back program, according…