New York Times columnist Paul Krugman called her “a Speaker for the ages” after she ramrodded the national health care reform bill through the House of Representatives. “The most powerful woman in American history,” declared The Economist.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
on Thursday condemned vandalism and threats of violence against members of Congress who voted [...]
The remarkable change in political fortunes thrust Obama into a period of uncertainty and demonstrated the ability of one person to control the balance of power in Washington. On Jan. 19, that person seemed to be Brown. But as the next 61 days would show, culminating in Sunday night’s historic vote, the fate [...]
House Democrats wary of the Senate health care bill find themselves in a quandary.
Now that the Senate parliamentarian has made clear to Democrats that they won’t be able to take the path they had considered to get a health care bill passed, they must ask themselves: If we vote for the Senate’s bill, do [...]