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Pelosi has been caught lying about her knowledge of [[CIA]] interrogations. She claims she was never briefed by the [[Bush Administration]]. In fact, Pelosi was briefed through the [[Gang of Eight]] process. The ''[[Washington Post]]'' reported "In September 2002, four members of Congress [that included Pelosi] met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody," and "Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding..." <ref>[https://www.cnsnews.com/public/Content/Article.aspx?rsrcid=47108 Pelosi Says She Was 'Never Briefed' on Waterboarding] [[CNSNews]], April 24, 2009</ref>
Pelosi has been caught lying about her knowledge of [[CIA]] interrogations. She claims she was never briefed by the [[Bush Administration]]. In fact, Pelosi was briefed through the [[Gang of Eight]] process. The ''[[Washington Post]]'' reported "In September 2002, four members of Congress [House members including Pelosi] met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody," and "Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding..." <ref>[https://www.cnsnews.com/public/Content/Article.aspx?rsrcid=47108 Pelosi Says She Was 'Never Briefed' on Waterboarding] [[CNSNews]], April 24, 2009</ref>
After doing nothing to improve the intelligence of the CIA, after admonishing the CIA for lying, and providing no evidence weeks after her allegation, Pelosi then said she has confidence in the intelligence community.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/08/house-democrat-joins-pelosi-accusing-cia-misleading-lying-congress/ House Democrats' Letter Says Panetta Testified CIA 'Misled' Congress] [[Fox News]], July 8, 2009</ref>
After doing nothing to improve the intelligence of the CIA, after admonishing the CIA for lying, and providing no evidence weeks after her allegation, Pelosi then said she has confidence in the intelligence community.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/08/house-democrat-joins-pelosi-accusing-cia-misleading-lying-congress/ House Democrats' Letter Says Panetta Testified CIA 'Misled' Congress] [[Fox News]], July 8, 2009</ref>

Revision as of 04:59, 7 November 2018

Nancy Pelosi
U.S. Representative from California's 12th District
From: January 3, 2013 - Present
Predecessor Jackie Speier
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
U.S. Representative from California's 8th District
From: January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2013
Predecessor Ron Dellums
Successor Paul Cook
U.S. Representative from California's 5th District
From: June 2, 1987 - January 3, 1993
Predecessor Sala Burton
Successor Bob Matsui
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Paul Pelosi
Religion Roman Catholic

Nancy Pelosi has been Democratic Leader of the House since 2002. She represents the 12th congressional district of California and has generally been criticized for imposing San Francisco values on mainstream America. She served as first woman Speaker of the House from 2006-2010.

Pelosi is among the ten richest members of the House,[1] prides herself in "being called a liberal" and rejects the label of "moderate".[2]

In 2013, then-Chief Justice of the Vatican, Cardinal Raymond Burke, stated that she should be denied communion because “[t]his is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin--cooperating with the crime of procured abortion--and still professes to be a devout Catholic.”[3]

Background and personal life

Pelosi grew up in a political family; her father was a Congressman and the mayor of Baltimore for twelve years. She graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1962. After marrying and having five children, Pelosi rose in the ranks in Democratic Party politics and became representative to the Democratic National Committee and chair of the California Democratic Party.

In 1987, Pelosi made a leap into elected office by winning a special election upon the death of Representative Sala Burton. She served on the House Appropriations Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Previously Pelosi represented California's 8th district (1993-2013) and its 5th district (1987-1993). She was Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, succeeding J. Dennis Hastert and preceding John Boehner.

Since being elected Democrat Leader in 2002 Pelosi has raised $750,000,000 for Congressional Democrats.

Environmental polluter

One of Nancy Pelosi's largest investments is a private golf development partnership called Lions Gate Limited. The Santa Clara County Planning Committee approved a plan to build a 275-acre golf course 30 minutes south of San Jose, but only under strict conditions. They agreed to allow 60% public usage of the course and to abide by strict environmental rules, since a number of endangered species were present in the area. The club opened in 2000 and did very well, making $250,000 for each member and $400,000 for corporations.[4]

But then the Planning Commission took at look to see if the guidelines had been followed. First of all, only about a dozen non-members had been actually able to play on the course, a far cry from 60%. CordeValle had also set up obvious anti-public rules, such as requiring people to call seventy-two hours in advance and pay close to $300 for 18 holes. Upon investigation, the Commission learned that nonmembers would be told that the club was "full" and turned away even when the club was relatively empty. There were a series of public hearings on the matter and it was concluded that Lion's Gate was in clear violation of the agreement they had made.[5]

During the hearings, it was learned that Lion's Gate had also ignored many of the applicable environmental regulations. They failed to build two ponds that were necessary to preserve two species of lizard and turtle. And only one mandatory annual environmental report had been submitted in seven years.[6] In 2004, a county report complained that improperly abandoned wells and urban pollutants from the resort were causing water quality degradation in the area.[7]

In 2003, the Pelosis and the development partnership finally hired some lobbyists and put a few government employees on the pay role. This caused the commission to cave and give up their fraud investigation as long as the course agreed to host a charity golf tournament for children.[8]

Non-union and illegal workers

According to opensecrets.org, nearly half of Pelosi's assets are invested in a Napa County, California vineyard called Zinfandel Lane. Capitolnews.com has reported Pelosi only employs non-union laborers and does not provide health coverage for her workers. In addition, it is believed illegal aliens have been exploited by Pelosi on the work farm, as well as a general question surrounding paying a basic livable wage for many of societies most vulnerable.[9]

2018 Midterm elections

See also: 2018 Midterm elections

Pelosi made several comments encouraging Democrst mob violence.

In May 2017, Pelosi claimed the Democratic Party was not divided, despite clear examples to the contrary.[10] Several times in President Donald Trump's presidency, she referred to him as "President Bush".[11]

Speakership 2007-2011

Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House after the 2006 midterm elections when Democrats gained majorities in the House and Senate. John McCain referred to her as "one of the great American success stories" and "an inspiration."[12]

When coming into her leadership position in 2007, Pelosi's "6 for 06" 100-hour campaign promise turned out being 100-legislative hours, and took several weeks. She frequently battled President George W. Bush over the War in Iraq which she had voted for. In 2008, anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan challenged Pelosi as an independent. Although Sheehan won 16% of the vote, more than the Republican nominee's 10%, Pelosi was reelected with 72%.

On Earth Day in 2008, Pelosi stated: "The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, 'To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.'" Pelosi has used the quote many times, often attributing it to Isaiah. The verse is non-existent.[13]

During the 2010 congressional elections, largely due to the unpopularity of Pelosi's extreme positions, Republicans gained a historic 60+ seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pelosi was stripped of power on January 3, 2011, when the 112th Congress was sworn in.[14]

Scuttled ethics reform

Concerns over ethics in Congress played a big part in the Democratic recapture of the House of Representatives and Pelosi's ascension to the Speaker-ship after several members of Congress were investigated, indicted or convicted for legal wrongdoing in 2006. In early 2007, Speaker Pelosi established a Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement to explore the problem. Twenty freshmen House Democrats have asked for legislation to establish an independent ethics commission within the legislative branch to investigate future ethical lapses by fellow members.[15] Speaker Pelosi and others in the majority have resisted such a reform.[16]

Pelosi, capitalizing on the public’s distaste for the earmarking process, pledged reform during the elections last fall. Members of Congress regularly abuse the appropriations process by earmarking public monies to fund pet projects of special interests and donors often in their own congressional districts or states. Earmarks are an area of the legislative process particularly susceptible to corruption. In May 2007 Pelosi inserted a $25 million earmark into the Water Resources Development Act for a project that involves renovating ports near four separate commercial real estate properties near property owned by her husband, Paul Pelosi, and is likely to significantly boost the value of the property he owns.[17] The properties earn combined rental income of more than $3 million.[18]

Members of Pelosi's own Congressional Democratic Caucus have warned failure to deliver on their campaign promises to clean up Congress would be damaging in the 2008 election.[19]

Pelosi's now famous comment- the 'culture of corruption' is only meant to be used against Republicans. In another example of her hypocrisy, Democrat Charles Rangel is under investigation for ethics violations. Nancy says "she has no intention of forcing Rangel out." [20] So, her other famous comment "drain the swamp of corruption" is just as meaningless.

2008 election

On October 28, 2008 Pelosi said "Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there. But I do tell you that if the Democrats win, and have substantial majorities, the Congress of the United States will be more bipartisan." Commenting on Pelosi, Republican Mike Pence said, “As it’s been said before, I have an open mind but not an empty mind.” [21]

When Obama was elected Pelosi said that Obama is "a leader God has blessed us with at this time." [22]

Obamacare disaster

The passage of Obamacare cost Pelosi her job as Speaker as Democrats took a shellacking in the 2006 midterm elections. Pelosi and 60 Democrats were unceremoniously tossed out.

At the time of passage Pelosi claimed passage of the "Affordable Health Care for America Act" H.R. 3962 as a major achievrment. The bill cost $1.1 trillion. It just barely passed 215-210, as 39 Democrats voted against the bill. The bill laid a tax on Americans requiring all Americans to purchase insurance they did not want or may not need. The bill was incomprehensible to most, even House members. Pelosi famously said, "We have to pass it to see what's in it."

Like most Democrat legislation, the bill created massive new bureaucratic agencies will administrative powers to create new regulations.

Pelosi is a strong supporter of abortion, but to get 215 votes she gave in to Catholic leaders nationally and abortion opponents in her own caucus, allowing tight restrictions of the Stupak Amendment which barred any insurance plan purchased with government subsidies from covering abortions. Numerous liberals denounced the bill even as they voted for it.[23] The bill went to the Senate where it was adopted with amendments.

Abortion and Planned Parenthood

In 2009, student Lila Rose exposed several instances of illegal behavior by Planned Parenthood.[24] However, Pelosi still wanted $200 million for Planned Parenthood as part of the 2009 economic stimulus bill.[25] When asked to explain why this money would promote economic stimulus, Pelosi was never able to give a sensible answer and Planned Parenthood funding was dropped from the bill.[26]

Commenting on her erroneous understanding of the Catholic Church beliefs regarding conception, Nancy quips “And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. And St. Augustine said at three months. We don’t know.” [27] Archbishop Donald Wuerl rebuked her saying "From the beginning, the Catholic Church has respected the dignity of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death."

Marc Sheppard of American Thinker has asked how can,

"one of the most outspoken advocates for unrestricted abortion in Congress -- with a perfect 100% rating from the radical pro-abortion group NARAL, -- maintain a straight face when declaring a concern for children? How can you vote NO to making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime (Lacy and Conner’s Law - H.R.1997) and pretend to care about infants? How does anyone who voted against restricting interstate transport of minors for the purpose of abortion (H.R 748) or outlawing the barbaric infanticide which is partial birth abortion (H.R 3660) seriously proclaim that anything she does is “about children”.[28]

In defense of children in the mother's womb and the sanctity of Jesus in the host, a priest at the Saint's Peter and Paul Church in Nancy Pelosi's home district, Fr. John Malloy wrote a letter regarding her abortion stance and church services. The letter makes mention of her 100% rating with NARAL and her support for partial birth abortion. The last line says "...Nancy, do not receive the Eucharist when you attend Mass." [29]

Gay rights

In the 2001 San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade Pelosi marched along with long time CPUSA [30] member and gay rights pioneer Harry Hay.[31][32] A gay activist group calling itself the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), eulogized Hay as "the first to realize that the dream of equality for our community could be attained through visibility and activism".[33] An outspoken advocate of the North American Man-Boy Love Association NAMBLA, Hay regularly addressed NAMBLA conferences.[Citation Needed] NAMBLA carries published material by Hay on its website dating back to 1984. The ACLU defended NAMBLA against a $200 million lawsuit by parents of a 10 year old murder victim who claimed their sons’ killer was motivated by published material on NAMBLA’s website.[34][35] The Human Rights Campaign contributed $10,000 to Pelosi's campaign.[36]

Pelosi made special rights for homosexuals a priority in the 109th Congress including Hate Crime legislation.[37]

Every year, the gay and lesbian community participates in the Folsom Street Fair that is located in her San Francisco district. They are barely dressed and publicly expose themselves in depraved sex acts. In addition, crucifixes made into sex toys are sold on the street during the fair.[38] In 2007, the Fair mocked the 'Last Supper' image of Christians, with homosexuals in leather posing as Christ and the Apostles. Not a word of condemnation from Pelosi on the sacrilegious display.

Boy Scouts
Pelosi tried to pass legislation making it illegal for Boy Scouts to use public facilities like schools.[39] According to the Wall Street Journal, her position on the bill was in response to the Boy Scouts not allowing gay scoutmasters, but this was proven to be false.[40]

Support for Syria and Assad

Pelosi traveled to Damascus, Syria in April 2007 to meet with Syrian Ba'athist leader Bashar al-Assad. Pelosi indicated at a press conference that she had carried a message from the government of Israel. "Our message was President Bush’s message," Pelosi told The Associated Press in Portugal.[41] Pelosi told reporters the meeting "enabled us to communicate a message from Prime Minister Olmert".

The Israeli Prime Minister's office stated Olmert told Pelosi that Israel continued to regard Syria as "part of the axis of evil and a party encouraging terrorism in the entire Middle East." The Jerusalem Post reported sources at the Prime Minister's Office said, "Pelosi took part of the things that were said in the meeting, and used what suited her." [42]

The trip was praised by terrorists as "brave". Members of the Islamic Jihad have said Pelosi aligns to their views about terror much better than Bush and Dr. Condoleezza Rice.[43] Khaled Al-Batch, spokesman for Islamic Jihad, which along with Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades has taken responsibility for every suicide bombing in Israel since 2005,[44] expressed hope Pelosi and the Democratic Party will pressure Bush to create dialogue with Syrian rebel and Middle East "resistance movements" and prompt an American withdrawal from Iraq.

In the lead editorial of Thursday, April 5, The Washington Post commented on "The Pratfall in Damascus":[45]

HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered an excellent demonstration yesterday of why members of Congress should not attempt to supplant the secretary of state when traveling abroad. After a meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Ms. Pelosi announced that she had delivered a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that "Israel was ready to engage in peace talks" with Syria. What's more, she added, Mr. Assad was ready to "resume the peace process" as well. Having announced this seeming diplomatic breakthrough, Ms. Pelosi suggested that her Kissingerian shuttle diplomacy was just getting started. "We expressed our interest in using our good offices in promoting peace between Israel and Syria," she said.
Only one problem: The Israeli prime minister entrusted Ms. Pelosi with no such message. "What was communicated to the U.S. House Speaker does not contain any change in the policies of Israel," said a statement quickly issued by the prime minister's office. In fact, Mr. Olmert told Ms. Pelosi that "a number of Senate and House members who recently visited Damascus received the impression that despite the declarations of Bashar Assad, there is no change in the position of his country regarding a possible peace process with Israel." In other words, Ms. Pelosi not only misrepresented Israel's position but was virtually alone in failing to discern that Mr. Assad's words were mere propaganda. ...
Never mind that that statement is ludicrous: As any diplomat with knowledge of the region could have told Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Assad is a corrupt thug whose overriding priority at the moment is not peace with Israel but heading off U.N. charges that he orchestrated the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri. The really striking development here is the attempt by a Democratic congressional leader to substitute her own foreign policy for that of a sitting Republican president. Two weeks ago Ms. Pelosi rammed legislation through the House of Representatives that would strip Mr. Bush of his authority as commander in chief to manage troop movements in Iraq. Now she is attempting to introduce a new Middle East policy that directly conflicts with that of the president. We have found much to criticize in Mr. Bush's military strategy and regional diplomacy. But Ms. Pelosi's attempt to establish a shadow presidency is not only counterproductive, it is foolish.

Pelosi was roundly criticized from all quarters for making the trip. The New York Post said, "the sad reality is that Pelosi is sending Assad the same message she and her Democratic colleagues in Congress have sent the terrorist insurgency in Iraq: Just wait until President Bush leaves office and a Democratic administration will hand you what you want on a platter."[46] The Philadelphia Enquirer ran an editorial declaring Pelosi "was nuts" to visit Assad.[47]

Refuses to pay troops

Pelosi was for the War in Iraq before she was against it. During the Clinton administration Pelosi's said
"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
In 2003 Leader Pelosi voted for the War in Iraq. By 2005 Pelosi called eliminating a fascist dictatorship and establishing a parliamentary democracy in Iraq a "grotesque mistake".

As Speaker, a major setback for Pelosi was the rejection by Democrats in both Houses for her plan to cut and run from Iraq. Pelosi promised in the csmpaign a Vietnam-style solution to stop funding the troops. In a stunning rebuke to her leadership, the House voted 280-142 to continue fighting radical Islamic extremists. Only radical fringe Democrats voted against paying the troops.[48] In bi-partisan compromise Pelosi won a raise in the minimum wage in exchange for paying the troops.[49][50]

John Brennan and torture

See also: John Brennan

Pelosi has been caught lying about her knowledge of CIA interrogations. She claims she was never briefed by the Bush Administration. In fact, Pelosi was briefed through the Gang of Eight process. The Washington Post reported "In September 2002, four members of Congress [House members including Pelosi] met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody," and "Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding..." [51]

After doing nothing to improve the intelligence of the CIA, after admonishing the CIA for lying, and providing no evidence weeks after her allegation, Pelosi then said she has confidence in the intelligence community.[52]

On November 2, 2007, Brennan defended the Bush/Cheney torture program:

the C.I.A. has acknowledged that it has detained about 100 terrorists since 9/11, and about a third of them have been subjected to what the C.I.A. refers to as enhanced interrogation tactics.and only a small proportion of those have in fact been subjected to the most serious types of enhanced procedures.[53]

China: Human rights vs global warming

Pelosi left the U.S. at a time when she is under verbal attack at home for her CIA comments. During her travel to China she made no mention of Chinese human rights abuses but raised awareness for Global warming. Earlier she was calling for President Bush to boycott the Olympics held in China over human rights abuses in Tibet.

Opposed energy Independence

Rising pump prices was a big issue in the 2006 elections. Many Americans were paying more for gasoline than they were on housing. A poll showed more than 75% of Americans supported expanding domestic drilling. The poll showed 85% of Republicans, 71% of Democrats and 68% of Independents favored more drilling.[54] The poll found the public split on whether domestic drilling would have an impact on gas prices.[55]

Pelosi wanted oil companies to drill on federal lands already leased and refused to allow a vote for additional domestic drilling. In July 2008 Pelosi told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News's This Week program,
"I'm trying to save the planet I'm trying to save the planet."[56]
She did allow a vote to close the House of Representatives early for a five-week recess without addressing energy issues.[57]

Pelosi wanted to tap into the Strategic Oil Reserves. "America's greatest strategic reserves lie beneath taxpayer-owned lands - including ANWR's northern coastal plain and the outer continental shelf - that are currently off limits to energy production,” said Daniel Kish, senior vice president of the Institute for Energy Research, an oil industry-supported think tank.[58]

Pelosi espouses the Marxist view of blaming producers and capitalist speculators for price increases rather than growing demand of a growing population on finite resources. Her support for renewable energy and new technologies did not lower energy prices. "A New Direction", the Democrats' Six for '06 campaign promised energy independence, however once elected she refused to deliver. "For 25 years, Democrats have blocked more American-made oil and gas. That's why we're in the predicament we're in, voters want Congress to vote on more American made oil and gas. We want to do that. She, Harry Reid, Barack Obama are standing in the way." "She's got time to go out and promote her new book tour and her new book, but she doesn't have time to schedule a vote on the floor of the House and let the American people have their will expressed?" said Republican Leader John Boehner, who made energy independrnce a reality when he assumed the Speakership.

Pelosi is a supporter of increasing taxes and regulation on oil production to lower output and raise prices because of global warming. She was scheduled to speak at a March 2, 2009 global warming protest, but did not make it because her plane, s huge gas guzzler, was delayed due to a snowstorm.[59]



Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters. She writes "If women can learn from me, it will make the honor of being Speaker of the House even greater." Currently, the majority rating is one star on Amazon.com and is doing poorly in sales, ranked at 1620 for a non-fiction memoir.[60]

See also

External links


  1. opensecrets.org
  2. Follow the Leader, Michael Crowley, New Republic, November 25, 2002.
  3. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/vatican-chief-justice-nancy-pelosi-must-be-denied-communion
  4. Barry Witt, "Cordevalle club not living up to 60 percent language," San Jose Mercury News Jan. 10, 2002.
  5. Barry Witt, "CordeValle Update," San Jose Mercury News, May 8, 2003.
  6. Barry Witt, "What to do on CordeValle; open it up to the public, or open up it's wallet", San Jose Mercury News, August 7, 2003
  7. File 5950-68-28-94P, Lions Gate Limited Partnership Staff Report, San Jose Planning Commission, August 5, 2004, and November 4, 2004 (same file name)
  8. Barry Witt, "Help for CordeValle," San Jose Mercury News, June 13, 2003.
  9. Does Pelosi’s Non-Union Vineyard Use Illegal Aliens?, Monday 30 October 2006.
  10. Nazarian, Adelle (May 3, 2017). Nancy Pelosi Claims Broken Democratic Party Is ‘100 Percent Unified’. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  11. Yilek, Caitlin (July 12, 2017). Nancy Pelosi again refers to Trump as 'President Bush'. Washington Examiner. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  12. McCain extends olive branch to Pelosi, Gore, San Francisco Chronicle
  13. Christianity Today, June 2008, Pg. 15
  14. Nancy Pelosi Ousted as House Speaker, John Boehner Waits in Wings, ABC News
  15. Alexander Bolton, Dems press Pelosi for ethics panel, The Hill, April 19, 2007.
  16. The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same, ABC News, April 25, 2007.
  17. Pelosi’s Waterworks, Stephen Spruiell, National Review Online, May 9, 2007.
  18. Her $an Fransisco Treat: Pelosi Water-Bill Bid Drawing Fire, Geoff Earle, New York Post, May 8, 2007.
  19. Democrats divided on lobbying reform, Josephine Hearn and Jeff Patch, May 15, 2007. Retrieved from Politico 06/01/07.
  20. Republicans in Rangel Tug of War Newsmax, September 10, 2008
  21. More ‘Bipartisan’ Congress Not Likely, Pence Says CNSNews, November 17, 2008
  22. Pelosi Suggests Obama is a Gift from God Associated Press, August 19, 2008
  23. David M. Herszenhorn and Jackie Calmes, "Abortion Was at Heart of Wrangling," The New York Times Nov 7, 2009
  24. Undercover activist awarded for pro-life work
  25. Speaker Pelosi Likes Leather
  26. Abortion Advocates Upset Planned Parenthood Bailout Dropped From Stimulus Bill, LifeNews.com
  27. Archbishop of Washington Chides Pelosi Fox News, August 26, 2008
  28. Marc Sheppard, Pelosi: God Bless the Child that’s not at Home, American Thinker, January 14, 2007.
  29. California Catholic Daily A priest writes to Nancy Pelosi, February 1, 2007
  30. The Boston Phoenix, The real Harry Hay, Michael Bronski, October 31 - November 7, 2002.
  31. The American Spectator Special Report, When Nancy Met Harry, Jeffrey Lord, 10/5/2006.
  32. The San Francisco Chronicle, Official Guide & Program Parade Lineup, page SP - 14, June 22, 2001.
  33. Human Rights Campaign Mourns the Death of Gay Rights Pioneer Harry Hay, Press Release, Oct. 24, 2002.
  34. Deroy Murdock, No Boy Scouts: The ACLU defends NAMBLA, National Review Online, February 27, 2004.
  35. Curley Vs. NAMBLA
  36. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Top Contributors
  37. Concerned Women for America, Homosexual Bills Top House Speaker Pelosi’s List, January 10, 2007.
  38. San Francisco Catholic Church Attacked by Pro-Homosexual Marriage Vandals, CNSNews, January 13, 2009
  39. The Truth About Nancy Pelosi
  40. Journal editorial falsely claimed Pelosi "vot[ed] to revoke the Boy Scouts' charter for its ban on gay scoutmasters", Media Matters for America
  41. Pelosi Delivered Wrong Message to Assad, Israel Says, CNSNews Apr 7 2007.
  42. PMO: Pelosi did not carry any message from Israel to Assad, Yoav Stern and Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondents and AP, 5 April 2007.
  43. Terrorists endorse Pelosi's 'good policy of dialogue', Aaron Klein, Israel News, 04.05.07. "Palestinian terror group members call US House speaker's visit to Damascus 'brave' and hope for talks with Iran; ‘I think the Democratic Party can do things the best,’ Islamic Jihad member says"
  44. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3392403,00.html
  45. Pratfall in Damascus, Washington Post
  46. Nancy's Nonsense, New York Post, 3 April 2007.
  47. Claudia Rosett, Pelosi was nuts to visit with Assad, Philadelphia Enquirer, Thu, Apr. 05, 2007.
  48. Congress OKs war bill sans timeline, By S.A. Miller, The Washington Times, May 25, 2007.
  49. Minimum wages and school enrollment of teenagers: a look at the 1990’s. Duncan D. Chaplin, Mark D. Turner, Andreas D. Pape. Economics of Education Review. 22 (2003) 11–21.
  50. "Hamilton and Madison knew what they were doing when they gave the bulk of the war powers to the President, and it's hard to imagine a more telling vindication of their wisdom...Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid claim to oppose the war and want it to end, yet they refused to use their power of the purse to end it. Instead, they tried every legislative gimmick imaginable to hamstring President Bush's war strategy without actually having to take responsibility for cutting off funds.Congress and Iraq, Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2007.
  51. Pelosi Says She Was 'Never Briefed' on Waterboarding CNSNews, April 24, 2009
  52. House Democrats' Letter Says Panetta Testified CIA 'Misled' Congress Fox News, July 8, 2009
  53. The Early Show on CBS, John Brennan interview with Harry Smith. [1]
  54. Fox News Polling Opinion Dynamics Fox News, June 21, 2008
  55. An anti-Bush CNN poll found "just over half say that the Bush administration and the war in Iraq are major causes of high fuel prices."GOP lawmakers want special session on energy crisis
  56. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeUx6o9qpYY
  57. A Month Off for Bad Behavior Townhall, July 30, 2008
  58. U.S. oil reserves sought for relief, The Washington Times, July 11, 2008
  59. Pelosi Snowed-Out of Global Warming Rally, Cybercast News Service
  60. Corsi's Obama title soars to No. 1, Pelosi's tanks WorldNetDaily, July 31, 2008