Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Associated Press: 'Nancy Pelosi to Announce Plans Wednesday'

Source:Associated Press- U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California) and her Democratic Leadership team.

"Speaking at a press conference to introduce new elected House Democrats, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she'll announce Wednesday whether she'll continue in her current position or step down." 

From the Associated Press

Even though Nancy Pelosi is 72 now, it's not her fault that Democrats lost the House in 2010. You can blame that on the bad economy, Democratic President, ObamaCare being very unpopular, etc. 

Could Democrats have picked up more than 7-8 seats that they did in 2012 to just put them back over 200, probably. But it was a very close presidential election and an election where the Republican Party should've not have only held the House, but probably won back the Senate as well. Had they not have ran some really bad candidates statewide in some swing states like Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Missouri, they probably would've won back the Senate, even with President Obama being reelected. 

For people who think that Nancy Pelosi is getting old and House Democrats need new leadership, I would ask you who would you replace her with. Who in the Democratic Caucus is as good and as effective leader, that can deal with a caucus that's ideologically as diverse, as Nancy Pelosi and who has accomplished as much as Leader Pelosi.

VOA News: 'Despite Political Divides, Syria's Kurds Want Autonomy'

Source:VOA News- with a piece about Syrian Kurdistan.

"Afrin is an old city of some 80,000 inhabitants nestled in the hills of northwestern Syria.
Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA that instead of showing the Syrian national flag, checkpoints in and around the city fly the yellow, red and green flag of Syria's Kurds." 

From VOA News

"Voice of America (VOA or VoA) is the state-owned news network and international radio broadcaster of the United States of America. It is the largest[3] and oldest U.S.-funded international broadcaster.[4][5] VOA produces digital, TV, and radio content in 48 languages,[6] which it distributes to affiliate stations around the world. It is targeted and primary audience is non-American.

VOA was established in 1942,[7] and the VOA charter (Public Laws 94-350 and 103–415)[8] was signed into law in 1976 by President Gerald Ford.

VOA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and overseen by the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), an independent agency of the U.S. government.[9] Funds are appropriated annually under the budget for embassies and consulates. As of 2022, VOA has a weekly worldwide audience of approximately 326 million (up from 236.6 million in 2016) and employs 961 staff with annual budget of $252 million.[10][11]

Voice of America is seen by many listeners as having a positive impact while others see it as American propaganda; it also serves US diplomacy." 

From VOA News

The future for the Kurdish people maybe a United Kurdistan, which would include parts of Iraq, Syria and Turkey.

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