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Now back -- -- dreamt of becoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised -- -- voters awarded her the gavel in the 2006 elections she would quote drain the swamp all of Washington and swiftly put an end to the quote culture of corruption.
While the San Francisco speaker had a chance to do just that because Republican congressman Jeff flake is sponsoring a bill.
That would launch an ethics probe -- -- suspicious ties between key Democrats.
Most notably John Murtha and the PMA group.
That's a lobbying group that is now defunct now mr.
Murtha and other secured enormous earmarks for PMA and then received similarly enormous campaign contributions from the group.
But apparently none of this smells bad to the San Francisco speaker -- the hill newspaper reports that she is pressuring fellow Democrats to oppose the ethics probe.
And two house Democrats representatives Ron kind of Wisconsin and Tim Walz of Minnesota are already wavering in their support for the measure.
I don't know it sounds like the creatures and that's swamp are alive and well.
After President Obama decided to release top secret memos on interrogation techniques that are used by the CIA.
I guess he decided he better take -- apology for.
Straight to Langley now earlier this week.
He visited with the agency's employees and -- -- to -- tell his side of the story and tonight he gets our liberal translation.
You're on the front lines.
Against unconventional challenge.
You help us understand the world -- this.
-- You support the work of our troops and our diplomats and law enforcement officers.
You disrupt terrorist plots and you're critical to our efforts to destroy terrorist networks.
-- You -- capable -- Courageously and from here in Virginia the dangerous outpost around the globe.
You make enormous sacrifices on our behalf.
-- -- yeah.
That was the president I'm surprised even found time to meet with the great men and women of the CIA you know what you've been so busy lately cozying up to the Castro's and you -- friends.
That would early April the Iowa Supreme Court legalized same sex -- is making Iowa the third state in the country to do that.
Now the State's department of public health is paving the way.
For those same sex marriages by changing its marriage application forms.
Now until now those forms as for the name of the bride in the grow well according to the department.
The court ruling quote requires the department to amend the forms so that all couples can have access to the institution of marriage on terms which accurately identified.
And record their marital relationship.
Some of the Moines register reports that the forms that once red riding -- now when asked for the names of party AM party beat.
And that allow each party to check a box that allows each party to choose bride -- or plain old spouse.
That's progressive you decide.
And the current state of the economy is having an adverse effect on a lot of people's wallets while it's also taking its toll.
On the eating habits of millions of Americans and our elected represented -- -- Washington while they say they're not immune to this phenomenon either.
Well take it from Barney Frank.
I wish -- have a five minute rule that we could have so many members.
That we should -- lose weight.
frank isn't alone politico dot com reports that many members of congress have been looking to save money during these tough economic times.
And there eating habits have now suffered now several of them say that they have tried to be more thrifty at lunchtime.
By eating at fast food restaurants or in the cafeteria.
And speaking of the cafeteria political also -- reports.
That all the lawmakers that they interviewed for this story said quote their biggest temptation is the cafeteria.
Pie apple is the problem for.
Senators the mid and senator Daniel Akaka blueberries -- temptation for senator John courted.
Wow tough times of their on Capitol Hill you know members of congress didn't exactly show restraint when it came to spending your money -- -- they'll be able to hold themselves back at that.
And I does the news tonight from Kennedy's America let not your heart be troubled look great great great great American.
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