House Democratic leadership is a strange beast.
New Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also added some conservative members to leadership.
The Republicans did not simply lose a tough fight that they knew was a long shot. Much of the Republican leadership fundamentally miscalculated their odds of success -- and underestimated the consequences of defeat.
UPDATE: Nancy Pelosi lost her position as speaker of the House to John Boehner (R-Ohio) after the 2010 midterm elections
4. "They go after your strengths." As a woman who's broken many barriers -- before she became the first female speaker of
There are, in the end, ideologically similar figures who can sit on the committee instead -- specifically, Sen. Mark Warner
The military-industrial complex phrase is nearly always quoted out of the context of the speech. Eisenhower was neither condemning nor praising the military-industrial complex. He was making a much deeper point.
In an interview with Nevada's top political reporter, Jon Ralston, on Tuesday, Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) said that had
I don't support Jim Clyburn for Democratic Whip because he's my friend and we've served together a long time. Or because he's African-American. His seniority and race are meaningless to me. I support him because he will not apologize for being a progressive.
"This shows Hoyer works tirelessly to elect Members and candidates, and Members know that he'll do the same in 2012, donating