As she spoke about the need to "balance" privacy and security, a man stood and yelled, "it's not a balance, it makes us less safe." The man continued to decry "secret courts," and staffers began to escort him from the room.--snip--
Pelosi said it was fine for him to stay, but the man was eventually ejected. On the way out, some members of the audience began to shout at the staffers to "leave him alone."
As the discussion continued Saturday, Pelosi faced an impromptu question from an attendee who said we shouldn't be outsourcing national security. The California Democrat said she agreed, drawing applause.link
While Pelosi eventually won the crowd over, she faced a number of aggressive questions on issues such as immigration reform and drones as she departed the venue.
Thanks to all the guys at Netroots Nations that held Pelosi's toes to the fire. It is time to stop protecting "bad" Democrats.
If we want a progressive country with progressive values, we need to demand it.
Student Loan Compromise By Democrats Would Raise Borrowing CostsBroke my ass.
Under a plan by Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House education committee, and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the Senate majority whip, college students and their parents, beginning in 2016, would pay more for about three-quarters of all new federal student loans, compared with what they’d pay under current law, people familiar with the matter said.