Steve Soto's The Left Coaster



Democratic Congress Archives

August 1, 2014 - Worthless Votes by Deacon Blues
July 31, 2014 - GOP Says "Screw The Kids" by Deacon Blues
July 11, 2014 - Mock Their Sorry Asses by Deacon Blues
July 7, 2014 - It's Time for the "Gimmick Speech" by Deacon Blues
July 3, 2014 - GOP Runs The Country Without White House by Deacon Blues
June 10, 2014 - Cantor's Loss Helps Dems, Obama by Deacon Blues
June 5, 2014 - VA Reform Deal Reached by Deacon Blues
June 4, 2014 - Bad Judgment From The White House by Deacon Blues
May 13, 2014 - Give Them A Reason To Vote Against Something by Deacon Blues
May 8, 2014 - Benghazi: Play or No Play? by Deacon Blues
May 2, 2014 - Deal With The Long-Term Unemployed by Deacon Blues
April 30, 2014 - Rand Paul's Wild Side by Deacon Blues
April 27, 2014 - Dems May Survive 2014 After All by Deacon Blues
March 16, 2014 - Dems Need To Start Distancing Themselves by Steve
March 13, 2014 - Thursday Odds and Ends by Steve
March 5, 2014 - The House GOP Should Be Held In Contempt by Steve
November 17, 2013 - President, or Party? by Steve
October 19, 2013 - The Upcoming Final Act by Steve
October 13, 2013 - Waiting Until The End by Steve
September 6, 2013 - Closed Wallets by Steve
June 3, 2013 - RIP, Frank Lautenberg by Steve
January 9, 2013 - Tying Themselves Into Knots by Steve
January 1, 2013 - Obama Fractures House GOP Caucus by Steve
December 28, 2012 - Breaking Up The House (GOP) by Steve
December 12, 2012 - Please Close Up Shop for Christmas, Mr. President by paradox
September 16, 2011 - Ill Equipped For Battle by Deacon Blues
August 11, 2011 - Mr. President, Do Something Or Get Out Of The Way by Deacon Blues
August 4, 2011 - Use the August Vacuum by Deacon Blues
August 1, 2011 - The Long March Downward by Deacon Blues
July 19, 2011 - Morning Update by Deacon Blues
July 12, 2011 - McConnell Kneecaps Himself by Deacon Blues
July 11, 2011 - Good Tone, But False Assumptions by Deacon Blues
July 11, 2011 - Understanding the Other Side by Steve
July 10, 2011 - McConnell Makes A Grave Mistake by Steve
July 10, 2011 - Boehner, McConnell Hand Obama The Advantage by Steve
July 8, 2011 - What Obama Could Say, But Won't by Deacon Blues
July 7, 2011 - What Obama Is Actually Proposing by Deacon Blues
June 6, 2011 - Stupid Democrats by Steve
April 15, 2011 - Walking the Plank For 2012 by Deacon Blues
April 8, 2011 - Did The Dems Cave on the Policy Riders? by Deacon Blues
April 8, 2011 - GOP Holding Out To Kill Planned Parenthood by Steve
April 7, 2011 - Obama Will Sell Out Once Again by Steve
February 21, 2011 - Can The GOP Leadership Really Negotiate? by Deacon Blues
December 8, 2010 - Under The Bus by Deacon Blues
November 22, 2010 - The Bottom 99 Percent by Deacon Blues
November 12, 2010 - A Strategic Capitulation by Deacon Blues
November 4, 2010 - Pelosi? by Deacon Blues
October 30, 2010 - Going On Defense the Next Two Years by Steve
September 21, 2010 - Intransigence Over Intelligence? by Steve
September 11, 2010 - A Corporate Whore by Steve
July 20, 2010 - Senate Overcomes GOP Filibuster On Unemployment Benefit Extension by Deacon Blues
July 3, 2010 - Cleaning Up After Obama by Steve
June 18, 2010 - Let Biden Loose by Deacon Blues
May 22, 2010 - It's Obama's Fault by Steve
May 4, 2010 - Immigration: Have The Debate This Year by Deacon Blues
April 29, 2010 - Democrats Introduce Citizens United Countermeasure by Deacon Blues
April 26, 2010 - Senate GOP Heading For The Cliff by Steve
March 25, 2010 - A Lonely Place For The GOP by Deacon Blues
March 23, 2010 - Approval Spikes Upward for Health Care Reform Bill by Deacon Blues
March 21, 2010 - Congrats Democrats by Steve
March 21, 2010 - The World Didn't End With Stupak by Steve
March 18, 2010 - The Last Piece Towards Victory? by Deacon Blues
March 13, 2010 - For 2010, It Needs To Be About Jobs by Steve
March 11, 2010 - Make The GOP Filibuster Financial Reform by Deacon Blues
March 4, 2010 - Healthcare Schizophrenia by Steve
February 25, 2010 - Pssst! by Turkana
February 5, 2010 - Make Them Filibuster by Steve
January 21, 2010 - The Gift That Is Scott Brown by Steve
December 22, 2009 - Leaving Me Behind by Steve
December 1, 2009 - CBO Analysis of SFC Bill Helps Dems - A Little by Steve
November 20, 2009 - Can Congress Actually Function With a Jobs Bill? by paradox
November 2, 2009 - Premature High-Fives At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by Steve
October 30, 2009 - Lieberman. Again. by Turkana
October 29, 2009 - Pressuring Wayward Dems by Steve
October 27, 2009 - Jolting Joe by Steve
October 26, 2009 - Public Option: Back From The Dead by Steve
October 8, 2009 - The Public Option Counter-Attack by Steve
August 26, 2009 - The Last Was First by Turkana
August 20, 2009 - White House To Liberals: Suck It by Deacon Blues
July 31, 2009 - Blue Dog Water Carriers by Deacon Blues
July 7, 2009 - The Perils of Centrism by Deacon Blues
July 1, 2009 - A Beautiful Day by Turkana
May 23, 2009 - How Far We Have Fallen by eriposte
May 5, 2009 - Specter Gets Zip by Deacon Blues
April 30, 2009 - Durbin on Congress: Banks "Own The Place" by Turkana
April 28, 2009 - But He's Our Sleazebag, Now! by Turkana
April 13, 2009 - Squandered Political Capital by Deacon Blues
March 11, 2009 - Hitting 'Em Where It Hurts by Deacon Blues
February 4, 2009 - In Their Faces by Steve
January 30, 2009 - Stupid Democrats, and Presidents by Steve
January 29, 2009 - The House Bill Was Crap by Deacon Blues
January 28, 2009 - Boehner's Bitch by Steve
January 27, 2009 - Beat Their Brains Out by Steve
January 26, 2009 - Rove Gets Papered by Steve
January 6, 2009 - Screw Feinstein by Deacon Blues
December 30, 2008 - Still No Domestic Stimulus Plan by Deacon Blues
November 23, 2008 - “There was no real substantive reason.” by Mary
November 10, 2008 - Lieberman Demotion Taking Too Long by paradox
November 6, 2008 - Stay at Home, Congress by paradox
September 12, 2008 - Offshore Oil Drilling: Pelosi Punts by Turkana
August 20, 2008 - Stephanie Tubbs Jones: RIP by Mary
June 19, 2008 - A Time To Lead by Turkana
May 8, 2008 - Government Of, By, And For Whom? by Turkana
April 29, 2008 - Soft by Turkana
April 17, 2008 - Invite, Urge, Demand, Yawn by Turkana
April 14, 2008 - Someone Shows Some Leadership by Turkana
March 12, 2008 - If The People Lead by Turkana
March 4, 2008 - Who needs a Fourth Amendment, anyway? by Turkana
February 18, 2008 - The Donna Edwards Effect by Turkana
February 14, 2008 - A good day by Turkana
February 14, 2008 - Step one by Turkana
February 12, 2008 - Your New America by Turkana
February 12, 2008 - Imbalance of Powers by Turkana
January 28, 2008 - FISA: Cloture Fails, and the Republicans are soft on terror! by Turkana
January 23, 2008 - Contempt by Turkana
December 18, 2007 - Submitted without comment by Turkana
December 17, 2007 - Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow? by Turkana
December 9, 2007 - The Left Coaster is Not an Echo Chamber by paradox
November 20, 2007 - Obey And Murtha: "No Strings = No Money" by Steve
November 14, 2007 - War Funding Bill Moves To Senate by Steve
November 14, 2007 - Morning Update by Steve
November 13, 2007 - Reid: No More Rubber Stamps by Steve
November 9, 2007 - The Incompetent Nancy And Steny Show by Steve
November 8, 2007 - Bush's Water Bill Veto Overriden by Steve
November 7, 2007 - Morning Notes by Steve
October 25, 2007 - It's Their Funeral by Steve
October 25, 2007 - Clobber Them Again On SCHIP Versus Iraq by Steve
October 23, 2007 - Bush Facing SCHIP Defeat by Steve
October 20, 2007 - Intelligence Committee Dems: Cash Is King by Steve
October 17, 2007 - Afraid of Mr. 24%? by Steve
October 17, 2007 - GOP Whistling Past The Graveyard On SCHIP by Steve
October 17, 2007 - Focus Nancy, Focus by Steve
October 15, 2007 - Throwing Away An 84% Advantage by Steve
October 5, 2007 - Threats From Within by Steve
October 2, 2007 - No More Capitulations by Steve
September 27, 2007 - Such Tension, Such Chaos, Such Disrespect by paradox
September 25, 2007 - Grassley: Target Fellow Republicans Over SCHIP Rejection by Steve
September 24, 2007 - Getting Nowhere On Global Warming by Steve
September 21, 2007 - Will SCHIP Save Democrats From Themselves? by Steve
September 21, 2007 - Reid: Botching Another Opportunity by Steve
September 18, 2007 - Public Trusts Hillary On Health Care by Steve
September 17, 2007 - Ledbetter vs. Goodyear & Tire Company by paradox
September 17, 2007 - Getting Universal Health Care Done by Steve
September 14, 2007 - So I Was Having Dinner With Dick Durbin Last Night... by Jeff Dinelli
September 11, 2007 - Ho Hum by Steve
September 11, 2007 - Senate Foreign Relations Not So Easy For Petraeus by Steve
September 11, 2007 - MoveOn Didn't Help by Steve
September 7, 2007 - Time For Levin To Grow A Pair by Steve
September 6, 2007 - Mid Day Update by Steve
August 29, 2007 - Can Al-Maliki And Democrats Help Each Other? by Steve
August 29, 2007 - Tauscher Belittles Pentagon's "Green Zone Fog" by Steve
August 21, 2007 - Media Loses Interest In Iraq by Steve
August 21, 2007 - Levin's Silliness by Steve
August 21, 2007 - Leahy's Meaningless Contempt Threat by Steve
August 8, 2007 - What The FISA Vote Says About September by Steve
August 7, 2007 - The "Political Advantage" Defense Mechanism by Steve
August 6, 2007 - 24 House Democratic Sell-Outs by Steve
August 6, 2007 - Democrats' Selective Surrender On Data Mining by Steve
August 3, 2007 - Heading For An SCHIP Showdown by Steve
August 2, 2007 - Democrats Pass Tougher Ethics and Lobbying Requirements by Steve
July 31, 2007 - Will Stevens And The GOP Kill Ethics Reforms? by Steve
July 26, 2007 - Chasing Alberto by Steve
July 19, 2007 - 61% Want War Funding Tied To Timeline by Steve
July 19, 2007 - Reid: No More Debates For Now by Steve
July 16, 2007 - No Replay Of 2002 by Steve
July 16, 2007 - $120 Billion/Year For Iraq, Squat For Kids Health Care by Steve
July 13, 2007 - Tie Trade Benefits, Safety, And Global Warming Together by Steve
July 12, 2007 - Pelosi Gets April Withdrawal Bill Passed by Steve
July 11, 2007 - Senate Republicans Filibuster Against The Troops by Steve
July 10, 2007 - Late Night Grab Bag by Steve
July 9, 2007 - Pushing An Advantage by Steve
June 27, 2007 - Offshoring's Real Damage by Steve
June 27, 2007 - Finally, The Subpoenas by Steve
June 26, 2007 - Voinovich Joins Lugar - The Dam Has Broken by Steve
June 26, 2007 - Taking Advantage Of The Schism by Steve
June 23, 2007 - Shadow Box by paradox
June 22, 2007 - Four Dems Voted Against Energy Independence by Steve
June 14, 2007 - Up The Ante On The Energy Bill by Steve
June 12, 2007 - Gonzo Forever Post-Mortem: No Confidence All Around by paradox
June 12, 2007 - Democrats Need An LBJ Now by Steve
June 11, 2007 - Losing Independent Support by Steve
June 10, 2007 - Pentagon's Iraq Plan Offer Way Forward For Democrats by Steve
June 5, 2007 - Of Course Their Poll Numbers Are Tanking by Steve
May 31, 2007 - Where is the No Confidence Vote on Gonzo? by paradox
May 28, 2007 - Republicans Decry Waxman's Investigations by Mary
May 25, 2007 - Notes On The Day After by Steve
May 24, 2007 - Giving Away The Advantage by Steve
May 24, 2007 - How Will Clinton And Obama Vote? by Steve
May 23, 2007 - Plan Now For The Fall Budget Battle Over Iraq by Steve
May 22, 2007 - Pelosi and Reid Stumble Back To Point A by Steve
May 21, 2007 - The Lost Opportunity by Steve
May 17, 2007 - Heading For The Wall by Steve
May 16, 2007 - Alberto Busted by Steve
May 15, 2007 - Congressional Approval Falls To 29% by Steve
May 14, 2007 - Afternoon Grab Bag by Steve
May 14, 2007 - Using DOJ As A Political Weapon - For Good by Steve
May 11, 2007 - Another GOP Sham On Iraq by Steve
May 5, 2007 - Get Back To The Agenda by Steve
May 4, 2007 - A Futile Suggestion by Steve
May 3, 2007 - I Will Not Be Alienated From Democrats by paradox
May 2, 2007 - Make The GOP Find The Votes - If They Can by Steve
May 1, 2007 - Morning Grab Bag by Steve
April 25, 2007 - Condi Gets Her Subpoena by Steve
April 20, 2007 - Staying In The Bunker by Steve
April 18, 2007 - GOP Stops Medicare Part D Reform, Supports Corporate Welfare by Steve
April 18, 2007 - Al-Maliki Gives Democrats A Hand by Steve
April 9, 2007 - The White House's Cheap Political Stunt On Pelosi's Syria Trip by Steve
April 9, 2007 - Frank And Waters Show How To Get It Done by Steve
April 3, 2007 - Pelosi Shrugs Off White House BS On Syria by Steve
April 2, 2007 - Why The Israelis Are Turning To The Democrats by Steve
March 30, 2007 - Week Of April 16th Will Be Momentous by Steve
March 28, 2007 - Kerry Defeats Swifties Ambassador Bid by Steve
March 27, 2007 - Senate Narrowly Votes To Keep A Timeline (For Now) by Steve
March 26, 2007 - The Post-50 Monday Grab Bag by Steve
March 23, 2007 - Not The Realignment Rove Was Expecting by Steve
March 23, 2007 - Pelosi Gets 218-212 Victory On Iraq August 2008 Timeline - Bush Issues Veto Threat by Steve
March 22, 2007 - Senate Democrats Scared Of Their Shadows by Steve
March 21, 2007 - House Committee Votes To Issue Subpoenas by Steve
March 20, 2007 - It's Time To Draw That Line by Steve
March 20, 2007 - The Man Who Got Caught Attempting Partisan Fishing Expeditions by Steve
March 16, 2007 - Declining Faith and Detachment From US Government by paradox
March 15, 2007 - Rove And Gonzales Planned Attorney Purge In January 2005 by Steve
March 15, 2007 - Amidst Lies, Leahy Issues Subpoenas Today by Steve
March 14, 2007 - At Least We Can Argue About The Pace Of Change by Steve
March 14, 2007 - Democrats Need To Keep Up The Pressure by Steve
March 13, 2007 - Voting Fraud? Really? by Steve
March 11, 2007 - Waxman Better Subpoena Halliburton Now by Steve
March 11, 2007 - White House Involved In Sacking Federal Prosecutors by Steve
March 8, 2007 - House Democrats Agree On Fall 2008 Withdrawal Timeline by Steve
March 6, 2007 - Jury Thought It Went Higher by Steve
March 2, 2007 - A Little Clarity On Iraq And Health Care May Go A Long Way by Steve
February 25, 2007 - Early Days Are Over by paradox
February 22, 2007 - Senate Democrats Up The Ante by Steve
February 20, 2007 - Powerless To Stop Fighting The Wrong Enemy by Steve
February 18, 2007 - Favorite WWII Story by paradox
February 16, 2007 - Only 2 Dems Voted With Bush Today by Steve
February 16, 2007 - GOP Against American Public On Surge by Steve
February 13, 2007 - Too Limp To Be In Congress by Steve
February 9, 2007 - Pelosi And Hoyer Ready Their Own Approach On The Surge by Steve
February 8, 2007 - Will the Dems ever grow a pair or are they just a different brand of the war party? by soccerdad
February 6, 2007 - Pelosi And Hoyer Move Ahead On Anti-Surge Resolution by Steve
February 5, 2007 - Democrats Should Have "Plan B" Ready To Go On Surge Debate This Week by Steve
February 1, 2007 - Senate Passes Minimum Wage Boost by Steve
January 31, 2007 - Is McCain Running Out Of Patience With Bush on Iraq? by Steve
January 30, 2007 - White House Suppressed Government Scientists On Global Warming by Steve
January 30, 2007 - Bush Politicizes Regulatory Function by Steve
January 25, 2007 - Afternoon Quick Hits by Steve
January 24, 2007 - Open Thread - Cheers for Senator Webb Edition by Mary
January 22, 2007 - The Wheels Come Off by Steve
January 20, 2007 - Morning Update - Hillary's In by Steve
January 16, 2007 - Hagel Comes Aboard The Democratic Resolution Opposing The Surge by Steve
January 16, 2007 - Open Thread - Calling Bush's Bluff Edition by Steve
January 11, 2007 - Pelosi And Hoyer Sell Out Seniors On Medicare Part D by Steve
January 11, 2007 - AP Poll: 70% Oppose Escalation by Steve
January 11, 2007 - 61% Oppose Bush's Plan - What The Democrats Should Do by Steve
January 11, 2007 - Morning Update by Steve
January 5, 2007 - New House Financial Services Committee Chair: Barney Frank by paradox
January 5, 2007 - A Little Exposure on Those Earmarks by Mary
January 4, 2007 - Speaker Pelosi by Steve
January 4, 2007 - Cindy, Please Stop The Circus by Steve
January 3, 2007 - Morning Update by Steve
January 2, 2007 - Bush Stands Ready To Isolate Himself by Steve
December 29, 2006 - More Aid For Iraq? Show Us The Money by Steve
December 27, 2006 - More Popcorn Please by Steve
December 26, 2006 - Dems Plan To Come Out Hard Against Big Oil by Steve
December 20, 2006 - Open Thread - My Way Or The Highway Edition by Steve
December 15, 2006 - Pelosi Fulfills Campaign Promise On Intelligence Oversight by Steve
December 13, 2006 - House Democrats Grab Another Seat - In Texas by Steve
December 12, 2006 - Baker-Hamilton Accelerates Bush's Downward Slide by Steve
December 11, 2006 - Mid-Day Update - Gore In The Spotlight by Steve
December 11, 2006 - Strong Public Support For Medicare Drug Benefit Changes by Steve
December 1, 2006 - Pelosi Picks Reyes For Intelligence Committee by Steve
November 30, 2006 - A Broken Promise, Or A Necessary Concession? by Steve
November 29, 2006 - Jim Webb Won't Be A Patsy by Steve
November 29, 2006 - It's Time For Bush's Base To Pay The Bill For Bush's War by Steve
November 28, 2006 - Pelosi Passes Over Hastings And Harman For Intelligence Committee by Steve
November 27, 2006 - Rove's Destruction Of The GOP by Steve
November 27, 2006 - Open Thread - Heave Ho Edition by Steve
November 24, 2006 - Democratic Congress May Be Flurry Of Activity Early by Steve
November 21, 2006 - Open Thread - Up Or Down Vote Edition by Steve
November 18, 2006 - Russ Feingold, Senator by paradox
November 17, 2006 - Open Thread - Much Ado About Nothing Edition by Steve