Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress and to hold the Speakership.
The House and Senate have approved an agreement that will make it more difficult for right wing lawmakers to force government shutdowns for at least two years.
An $83 million web of right-wing "think tanks" is moving to seize the legislative agends in every state across the country.
The march attracted protesters from both progressive and conservative groups in opposition to unlawful government spying on Americans.
Workers, their unions and lawmakers joined hands Oct. 10 outside the Capitol to demand that Republican House Speaker John Boehner allow a vote on legislation to open the government and raise the debt ceiling.
The government crisis takes place as we near the start of the sixth year of economic depression; only the wealthiest one-tenth of one percent have fully recovered.
"Punishing federal workers and taxpayers to prove a point is a temper tantrum worthy of a four-year old, not a policy choice of a responsible political party."
Misinformation about the Affordable Care Act continues to flood every possible means of human communication, filling people's heads with lies and nonsense. (There are NO "death panels"!)
"Repeal the job-killing sequester," Richard Trumka declared. "Protect food aid for the poor. And create jobs and raise hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in our future by ending tax subsidies for outsourcing."
At least 800,000 of the nation's 2.1 million federal workers will be required to stay home Tuesday if the government shuts down as a result of Republican grandstanding.