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Nancy Pelosi to Remain House Minority Leader

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will stay on as House Minority Leader, the Washington Post reports:

PelosiDemocrats say she feels compelled to remain in leadership because the issues Congress is set to tackle are at the core of why she first ran for office.

Pelosi, 72, revealed her decision in a 9 a.m. meeting with House Democrats, surrounded by nearly 40 members of her party who were victorious in elections last week.

“The message is clear from the American people. They want us to work together to get things done. And that’s what these folks are here to do. Just like all of you,” Pelosi said, according to the notes taken a Democrat in the room. “We may not have the gavel, but as I can see in this room, we have the unity.”

Nancy Pelosi Leads Zombie Army, Conducts Animal Sacrifice in New Attack Ad: VIDEO


Rep. Nancy Pelosi's opponent John Dennis is out with a new ad created by Chris Burgard, the guy who made Herman Cain's bizarre "Smoking" ad, and it will be seen everywhere today.

In a reference to her well-known statement about the Affordable Care Act in 2010, in which she said “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it," Pelosi stands over her zombie army and says, “We must first gut the sacrifice so that you can find out what is in the sacrifice."

Dennis then steps in to stop the sacrifice.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Romney Uses Nancy Pelosi's Multi-Tasking Against Obama: VIDEO


With the Obama administration and other Democrats zeroing in on Mitt Romney's shady tax practices, the GOP candidate's campaign today released an advert using journalist Bob Woodward's recent book on the Obama White House, The Price of Politics, to slam the president as ineffective.

According to the book, and the ad, called "Mute Button", the commander-in-chief had some trouble getting all of his Democratic ducks in a row during the debt ceiling debate because, you know, lawmakers are people too and sometimes they get along and sometimes they don't.

Told by the GOP's narrator, this Democratic discord means Obama is a bad leader and should be defeated in November: "If he cannot lead his own party, how can he lead America?"

Watch the attack AFTER THE JUMP.

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Nancy Pelosi To Homeland Security: Put It In Writing

101119_pelosi_cry_605_apAndrew reported Thursday on the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security, made to BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner, that DHS now considers the marriages of same-sex binational couples a serious impediment to beginning deportation proceedings against gay "illegal" immigrants:

The statement — which comes in response to pressure from House Democrats and advocates — makes explicit that the Obama Administration will consider same-sex marriages a reason not to start deportation proceedings.

"[W]hen exercising prosecutorial discretion in enforcement matters, DHS looks at the totality of the circumstances presented in individual cases, including whether an individual has close family ties to the United States as demonstrated by his or her same-sex marriage or other longstanding relationship to a United States citizen," [DHS Deputy Press Secretary] Peter Boogaard told BuzzFeed Monday.

But this is essentially what the DHS has been saying since August 18th, 2011, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is unsatisfied. Early last week, Ms. Pelosi sent a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, demanding that the Department's policy vis a vis the foreign spouses of gay citizens be codified and set in writing. The demand didn't change after BuzzFeed published Mr. Boogard's statement. From BuzzFeed:

Responding to Thursday's report, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said today, "It’s a welcome development that a DHS spokesperson is explicitly and publicly acknowledging that DHS’s consideration of family ties includes same-sex couples and spouses. We look forward to the written guidance that we expect would be a logical next step."

... Although BuzzFeed requested a copy of any [written policy detailing DHS's current stance], the only policy to which BuzzFeed has been directed by any DHS officials is a 2011 policy that makes no mention of same-sex couples.

Homeland Security: Binational Same-Sex Couples Still Low Priority

DiceThe Department of Homeland Security reiterated today that it will go easy on binational same-sex couples when reviewing immigration cases.

The Obama administration announced last year that such couples, barred from  federal recognition thanks to DOMA, would be given a pass as the immigration officials focused on more high priority cases. But no specific regulations were ever spelled out, and Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this week asked the administration to make their intentions more clear.

While there are still little specifics, Homeland Security Deputy Press Secretary Peter Boogaard told BuzzFeed, "DHS looks at the totality of the circumstances presented in individual cases, including whether an individual has close family ties to the United States as demonstrated by his or her same-sex marriage or other longstanding relationship to a United States citizen."

Still, the Department will not start issuing green cards to the foreign half of a binational couple until DOMA is officially repealed, said Boogaard.

Pelosi, Over 80 Democrats Pressure Obama On Protecting Binational Same-Sex Couples

ObamaPelosiDOMAThere was lots of political hoopla when the Obama Administration announced last August that immigration officials would use "prosecutorial discretion" for low-priority cases, a move the White House made out a a step forward to protecting binational same-sex couples from being separated because DOMA, which does not recognize their marriages and unions.

"The prosecutorial discretion memo provides for the use of discretion for people with strong community ties, with community contributions and with family relationships. We consider LGBT families to be families in this context," an administration official told Metro Weekly at the time.

Fast forward a year and there's been little movement, or explanation, about the rules. Hoping to put some pressure on the president, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and more than 80 other Democrats yesterday sent a letter asking Obama and company to be more specific.

Chris Geidner at BuzzFeed offers more details:

In [the] letter, Pelosi — along with Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Mike Honda, the lead sponsors of two bills aimed at addressing LGBT inequalities in the immigration system, and 81 other Democrats — called on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to "issue a written field guidance or a memorandum to explicitly state the policy of your August 18, 2011 announcement which would direct DHS personnel to consider LGBT family ties as a positive factor for the exercise of prosecutorial discretion."

The House members — including out gay Reps. Barney Frank, Jared Polis and David Cicilline — go on to say that "[a] written policy is the best way to ensure that the decision by President Obama and DHS to recognize LGBT family ties for immigration purposes will be implemented so that families will remain together."

Lawyer Lavi Soloway, founder of Stop the Deportations, told Geidner that a lack of specific codes "continues to send mixed messages to deportation officers, Immigration Judges and Immigration and Customs Enforcement prosecutors who have the discretion to protect our families and stop deportations."


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