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Pelosi Challenges Boehner: Take Impeachment Off the Table Right Now


Nancy Pelosi recently contrasted her approach to impeachment during the Bush era with John Boehner‘s now. And today Pelosi took to the floor to issue him a challenge: do as I did with Democrats back then, and tell your party that impeachment is off the table for good.

Yesterday John Boehner dismissed impeachment as a “scam” being ginned up by Democrats to raise money. And while the DCCC fundraised a lot sounding the alarms on impeachment, there have been Republicans floating the idea. And Pelosi said Boehner needs to be the one to quash it.

She said, “If you don’t want people to use the word impeachment, as your people have done, then tell them impeachment is off the table.”

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN:

video at link above

Roll Call Vote on House Resolution 694, authority to sue President Obama


H RES 694 YEA-AND-NAY 30-Jul-2014 4:33 PM

QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Resolution

BILL TITLE: Providing for consideration of H.Res. 676, providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States and H.R. 935, Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013; and for other purposes

REPUBLICAN = 227 Yeas, 1 Nay, 5 Not Voting
DEMOCRATIC = 0 yeas, 195 Nays, 4 Not Voting
INDEPENDENT = no Independent votes
TOTALS = 227 Yeas, 196 Nays, 9 Not Voting, 0 voted Present

trying to get formatting right

book recommendation about I/P ?

I can't ask this in I/P due to their rules, so I'm asking here. Can someone recommend ONE good book that thoroughly covers the I/P situation ? I say one, because, knowing myself, I'm not going to read ten books about it. On the other hand, if I finish the one book and I'm still really curious, I can read more.

Thanks for your patience with my sincere query, and have a lovely day.


Serious political topic with impeccable argumentation and flawless documentation

ok your turn

LA DU'ers, best wishes coping with WaterMainpocalypse

I'm sure traffic will be horrible for a while. UCLA got trashed pretty bad.

Boogie boards and inflatable boats on Sunset Boulevard after water main bursts


Millions of gallons of water spewed from a burst 93-year-old water pipe under Sunset Boulevard, flooding the University of California at Los Angeles campus and surrounding areas Tuesday, according to officials. In the aftermath of the more than 3-hour deluge, about an inch of water still stood in the school’s sports arena.

The 30-foot geyser sprayed 8 to 10 million gallons of water from a 15-foot-wide hole before it was finally shut off, city officials told the Los Angeles Times, leaving cleanup crews armed with squeegees and water vacuums to rid the university’s Pauley Pavilion of water and mud. The building underwent a multimillion-dollar face lift in 2012, the paper said.

“Unfortunately UCLA was the sink for this water source,” university chancellor Gene Block said, according to the Associated Press.

After the flooding began, authorities swarmed the campus. Tractors dumped mounds of dirt onto the ground in an effort to redirect water away from buildings. Water reached the height of most cars’ wheelwells. Police evacuated nearby parking garages. And firefighters, some using inflatable boats, rescued at least five people stranded in structures where their vehicles were stuck, according to news reports.

Good morning, what's your good news for the day ?

We haven't had a WaterMainpocalypse....yet !

Heads up East Coast DU'ers, we *might* get a TS or hurricane in several days...

Technical discussion here: http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2740

Hopefully I'm being a worrywart. Stay tuned to us in Weather Watchers !

Atlantic: Invest 93L moves W; Pacific: TD Genevieve, TS Halong, Invest 91C, Invest 92C

Last Updated 7/30/2014, 2:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 9.6 42.9W Movement W at 15 mph
Wind 35 MPH

Last Updated 7/30/2014, 5:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 12.9N 149.0W Movement W at 6 mph
Wind 35 MPH Pressure: 1009 MB

Last Updated 7/30/2014, 2:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 14.2N 215.5E Movement WNW at 10 mph
Wind 65 MPH

Last Updated 7/30/2014, 2:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 11.8 165.0W Movement W at 5 mph
Wind 30 MPH

Last Updated 7/30/2014, 2:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 8.7 177.8W Movement NW at 10 mph
Wind 25 MPH

question about water mains

Of course, this is triggered by the WaterMainapocalypse in LA. The anchor just said some of the underground pipes are older than this one (1921).

Question: If a water district has adequate funds to maintain and repair pipes, how often should they replace these pipes ? I'm not trying to cast aspersions upon LA, just curious. Thanks.

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