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Why is impeachment off the table?

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Campaign: Issues: Domestic

Given that the constitution calls for impeachment if high crimes or misdemeanors have been committed, and the current president has flouted constitutionally mandated checks and balances, why is impeachment off the table? How do you intend to not give him free reign if you remove one of the only constitutionally given ways of limiting a president's abuse of his authority?

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Tackling the problem of big money

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Campaign: Issues: Domestic

Corporate donors are shifting their political giving dramatically to Democrats in Congress. Sen. Barack Obama's small donor "revolution" is a promising development, but 90% of the money given to congressional candidates still comes from larger donations. Will you make passage of a public financing law that provides incentives for small donations a priority in the next Congress?

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Abstinence-Only Programs

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Campaign: Issues: Domestic

Every day in the U.S. 10,000 young people get an STD, 2,400 become pregnanct, and 55 contract HIV. The Bush administration has pushed abstinence-only sex education programs that prohibit information about condoms and birth control. Why are you on record supporting Chairman David Obey's continued funding for these programs when your own congressional evaluation showed they have "no impact on teen behavior" and a report ...more »

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Fisa, telecom immunity and your oath of office

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Campaign: Governing Philosophy/Process

I'm curious how any Democrat, much less any member of Congress, considered their oath of office to uphold the Constitution before they voted to allow for telecom immunity in the service of warrantless, secret, illegal and unconstitutional searches of our phone calls.

As the Bill passed under your stewardship, clearly not many did. What a disservice to the citizens of your district and to the country overall.

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Restoring the Constitution and the Balance of Power

Stage: Active

Campaign: Issues: Domestic

The single most important task of Congress is to protect and defend the Constitution. A strong Constitution protects the Nation, and thus We The People and as such, is paramount for our national security. Congress is the voice, the will, the protector, and the conscious of We The People. Given the Congress' acquiescence to all measure of executive overreaching for the past 7-1/2 years, what will the Congress finally do ...more »

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When is Single Payer Health Care Going to be Given Serious Consideration?

Stage: Active

Campaign: Issues: Domestic

If private insurance is given a place in universal health care, a lot of money will go to their profits, overhead, waste, etc. We already have the most expensive health care system in the world. If we cut out the health insurance companies, the savings can be used to take care of sick people. It works better. Medicare is a success with low overhead and is cheaper than Medicare Advantage, the private insurance scam ...more »

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Will Congress pass universal health care?

Stage: Active

Campaign: Issues: Domestic

There has been a lot of discussion about universal health care in the Democratic primary, but little word from those in Congress regarding the future of such legislation. Do you think Congress will be able to pass universal health care with a Democratic President in the White House, and how long will it take to make that happen?

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Recovering the stolen money

Stage: Active

Campaign: Issues: Domestic

It has become fairly apparent to all Americans that the budgets of defense and homeland security are gigantic boondoggles, designed to funnel money directly to the GOP and its supporters. The corruption larded throughout this Administration's history has not only eliminated our 2000-era surplus, but has impoverished our nation. We are told we cannot invest in health care, education, retirement, energy research, infrastructure ...more »

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accountability and the rule of law, now and in the future

Stage: Active

Campaign: Governing Philosophy/Process

Madam Speaker, as one of your constituents in San Francisco, I have supported you at the polls for many years, and was proud when you became Speaker of the House. Could you please restore our hope in the rule of law, and give us a sense of how the Democratic Congress will act to hold criminals in the Bush administration accountable for their illegal acts? With the judicial and executive branches of government ignoring ...more »

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IMPEACH NOW

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Campaign: Issues: Domestic

In order to restore a three-branches-of-government-style democracy/republic, BUSH/CHENEY MUST BE IMPEACHED! We are paying you to defend our Constitution, and you are failing miserably by ignoring this administration's many crimes. We've lost so much...how can you sit by while Rove and others IGNORE a Congressional subpoena? How could you pass that awful FISA law? Don't you see how this executive branch is grabbing unprecedented ...more »

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When will you start opposing the Republicans?

Stage: Active

Campaign: Governing Philosophy/Process

The Democratic Congress of 2006 was elected on a clear anti-Bush mandate. Unfortunately, you seem to have misread that mandate. You have apparently been making it a priority to pass any legislation, even if it's bad Bush-backed legislation, rather than making it a priority to *stop* the worst Republican schemes. You bottled up impeachment hearings, and you failed to use inherent contempt on subpoena-violators, but ...more »

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Iran War

Stage: Active

Campaign: Issues: Foreign

The Bush administration has committed numerous crimes - felonies, not misdemeanours, and has been responsible for the deaths of millions of people as well as the heinous cruelty of torture of many innocent people. Bush, himself, is literally supporting terrorism in Iran by supporting the MEK which has been bombing several locations inside Iran. He is working hard to justify a war against Iran and may well begin such ...more »

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Why Did the Bush Administration Begin Spying on Americans Before 9-11?

Stage: Active

Campaign: Issues: Domestic

Why haven't you investigated this? Bush's entire excuse for spying on Americans was that he was trying to protect us from the terrorists who attacked us. But the spying started well before that and you don't seem to care about that fact!

What possible reason would the neo-cons (with the assistance of the telecoms) have had for spying on Americans in violation of the law prior to 9-11?

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Why is there a public perception that the Republicans are effectively still in control of Congress?

Stage: Active

Campaign: Governing Philosophy/Process

When the Republicans led Congress, they were quite successful, using procedural and political tactics, in blocking the Democratic Party's agenda. Why is it that the Republican Party, now the minority, seem to maintain this power? Allowing the minority party a seat at the table may seem like the civil and polite way to govern, but it has resulted in the public perception of a deadlocked, do-nothing Congress, or worse, ...more »

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Eleminate private armies, or at least make them accountable

Stage: Active

Campaign: Issues: Foreign

I see no provision in our constitution allowing for private armies. We have five branches of military and they must follow certain laws, even in combat. It costs many times more to have private companies perform tasks that are the realm of our military. What are you doing to stop the use of private armies? What are you doing to insure they follow our laws and the laws of the country they operate in? What are you doing ...more »

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Health Care is Killing Americans

Stage: Active

Campaign: Issues: Domestic

Speaker Pelosi, More Americans are dying daily due to either a complete lack of Health Insurance or having coverage of procedures and drugs denied by their "for profit" insurance companies than are dying in the war in Iraq. Why then has the Democratic congress not moved forward with a Single Payer Universal Health Care plan for all Americans? Also, Will you commit to leading this fight in the next congress and ...more »

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Support for Contempt Proceedings Against Rove.

Stage: Active

Campaign: Governing Philosophy/Process

Madam Speaker, Re Rove's likely refusal to appear before the House tomorrow, it's been reported that your communications director Brendan Daly sent (Huffington Post) the following statement: Those reports are completely untrue -- the Speaker has not urged the Judiciary Committee not to seek contempt charges against Karl Rove. The committee can seek a contempt citation if it decides to do so. (Fyi, Henry Waxman's ...more »

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Bush & Cheney

Stage: Active

Campaign: Issues: Domestic

Why won't you let the impeachment of these two go forward? There are 10's of thousands of Americans that want them impeached. Look at the lying the spying the acconomy, the war, all of the stuff they have done to the American people. You most let the impeachment go forward. Why won't you?

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