House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)
Nancy Pelosi claimed Thursday she didn’t know who ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber is, after several tapes surfaced showing him gloating about how the law was written to take advantage of the stupidity of the American voter.
Problem is, Gruber’s analysis of the law was cited extensively by her office back in 2009.
Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, tried to downplay Gruber’s role during a press conference on Thursday.
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Who didn’t get rich in Congress?
CQ Roll Call came out with its annual list of members of Congress by wealth.
California politicians have done well for themselves. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, who made a small fortune in car alarms before running for office, leads the list with a net worth of $357 million. “Issa alone accounts for more than one-sixth of the entire Congress’ reported minimum net worth,” Roll Call reports. Sen. Dianne Feinstein‘s net worth is $43 million. She’s No. 9. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi placed 14th with a net worth of $29 million. Sen. Barbara Boxer was No. 175 with a net worth of $1.1 million. There are 188 millionaires in Congress.
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In 1847, Stone became the first Massachusetts woman to graduate college. Not long after, she began speaking on women’s rights. An effective orator, she is said to have swayed antagonistic audiences and inspired Susan B. Anthony to join the cause. She kept her own name after marriage as a protest against the unequal laws applied to married women, and others who did the same called themselves “Lucy Stoners.” She caused an uproar by wearing “bloomers.” What were they, and why were they so named? More… Discuss
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