• Spinners and Winners

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became the most powerful woman in American history when she was sworn in as Speaker of the House in 2007. She lost that power four years later and is now hell-bent on winning it back. Spinners and Winners caught up with Pelosi on her early morning power walk by the Potomac River.

    The 72-year-old grandmother shows no signs of slowing down as she briskly walks along the paved paths of Georgetown's waterfront park and sums up her goal for the year with these words: "Just win, baby."

    "They have endless money, secret, undisclosed, special interest money that they pour into elections," a slightly out-of-breath Pelosi said of Republican opponents. "But I think we can offset it. We have out-raised them, out-redistricted them, out-recruited them."

    Pelosi has been a veritable fundraising machine, raising more than $43 million for Democrats in this election cycle and attending nearly 500 fundraisers. The Democratic leader has put her heart and

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  • Cyndi Lauper on the True Colors of Politics

    Political Punch

    Whether it was a flip-flop, or an evolution, or a change of view, President Obama is the first sitting president to endorse same-sex marriage. Coincidentally, the same week the president announced this change, Cyndi Lauper, one of the biggest activists for gay and lesbian rights in the entertainment community was in town. Lauper came to D.C. to receive an award for her work to end LGBT -- lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender -- youth homelessness. Hearing the president's support for same-sex marriage, she said, felt extraordinary.

    "I've never been so proud of a president before, I'm so proud to be American," Lauper said.

    "I been seeing all my life the disparity and the inequality, and so to be a part of this and be here at this time gave me great hope," the singer added.

    But Lauper has not always been happy to be associated with politicians. Lauper, whose 1980s hits include 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and 'True Colors,' did not want her songs used in political ads --

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  • Politically Foul

    Politics: it's not a game, exactly. But there are rules, and when you break them you are running…politically foul!!!

    Touching down in Ohio, President Obama emerged from Air Force One, remembered his wave, and charged forward...without Mrs. Obama. Realizing he'd dropped the ball, the President scrambled back for the recovery and emerged again with the full roster.

    FLAG! 5 yards, not illegal formation...ME-legal formation.  Is there so much ME ME ME he forgets HER HER HER? In the week before Mother's Day, forgetting the mother of your children could be a costly penalty.

    This is a president who occasionally does catch a case of the "me's." In his explanation for support of gay marriage to Robin Roberts, the president said:  "When I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting

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