Late 2006: Poor showing in the biannual House freshman office lottery sends Gabrielle Giffords sent to “Nosebleed Heaven” on the Cannon House Office Building’s 5th floor. Giffords later learned the isolated office once belonged to Texas freshman Rep Lyndon Johnson.
Sen Patty Murray (D-Wash.): House Speaker John Boehner has a choice: either take Senate Dems’ middle class tax extension bill, or, “step on the gas, head toward that fiscal cliff, and strap the American people, just like a dog we know, to the roof of his car.”
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Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) channels Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in a press availability with reporters. twitter: @toddzwillich
Sen. Chuck Grassley, 2009. “It is true, that when Chuck Grassley gets intense, I do raise my voice.”
GOP Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan explains why swing states like Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are “feeling good” and “optimistic about the future” in this election year. The auto bailout, or, as Rep. Miller calls it, the “bridge loan” is perceived as a big success across the Rust belt. Listen as Miller, a Republican, describes how positive voters are in these states. Remarkable.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in an interview, January, 2008. While discussing health care reform, Gingrich says, “I believe we ought to have mandatory, K through 12, five-day-a-week physical education” as a way to combat obesity.
Occupy Wall Street - affiliation protester interrupts congressional supercommittee hearing Nov 26, 2011 with the demand: “End the wars, tax the rich”
March 31, 2011 - - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), ranking Republican, Senate Armed Services Committee, on stalemate in Libya.
March 28, 2011 Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) brings the shtick while addressing a pro-Social Security rally on Capitol Hill.