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And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine.
A thirteen year old document shows president elect Obama has flip flopped on the issue of same sex marriage.
Chicago's windy city times has posted a copy.
-- 1996 questionnaire.
On its website that was filled out and signed by mr.
Obama when he was running for the Illinois State Senate he wrote quote.
I favor legalizing same sex marriages and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.
Tracy dame at the paper writes there was no use of civil unions no compromise whatsoever.
But the president elect now opposes same sex marriage he told evangelical minister Rick Warren in August that marriage is quote a union between a man and a woman.
Obama does support civil unions we have not heard back from the Obama transition team about this report yet.
Some democratic leaders are upset with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi because they feel that speeding bills through the chamber is diluting their power.
The hill newspaper reports that the quick approval of legislation deemed.
Too important to delay has left some committee and subcommittee chairman feeling left out.
Energy and commerce oversight subcommittee chairman Bart Stupak of Michigan says quote.
This is really set to come to a head soon the question is are we actually going to get a chance to legislate.
The third ranking Democrat on the rules committee Alcee Hastings of Florida says he is broached the issue in caucus meetings and bat in the future quote.
It would be better to crawl through the process.
While some senior members of congress will receive preferential treatment on inauguration day most of the rank and file.
We'll have to cope with the same headaches facing everyone else the Politico newspaper reports Illinois congressman Danny Davis plans to take the boss all the way in from the Maryland suburbs.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy says he and his wife may have to shower in the senate gym that morning.
And Virginia congressman Gerry Connolly will crash at a friend's house in Washington so he can beat the crap out.
Meanwhile congressman Anthony Weiner of New York plans to spend the night in his office because.
The member with whom he shares an apartment has a family and has family in town quote.
The Rayburn office -- office building is going to be one giant pajama party.
And finally musician and outspoken conservative Ted Nugent says he wants to be president elect Obama's drug czar.
This is an apparent change of heart for a man who reportedly appeared on stage during a concert.
In 2007 with two assault rifles and said mr.
Obama can quote suck on my machine gun.
He writes in the conservative human events magazine quote call me President Obama hippies dope heads corrupt politicos and various other human debris hate me.
Which makes me the perfect man for the job.
Nugent says -- drug czar he would urge mayors to fight make fighting drugs a top priority and that.
He would be better at arming border agents he says he would work with Central American governments to root out drug cartels in that quote.
I would put a big hurt on the drug kingpins and consumers like they've never seen.
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