November 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- The question that has been circulating for weeks, if not longer, is about to be answered: Will Nancy Pelosi seek another term as the Democratic leader of the House? The first female House speaker booked a Wednesday morning news conference, where she is expected to announce her decision. And with that, the speculation began anew. The nature of Pelosi's event, surrounded by the many newly elected women of the House, prompted two theories: Would this be a passing of the baton to a new era of female leaders?
January 27, 2012 |
Vice President Joe Biden said Democrats are poised to win control of the House this fall, returning Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) as speaker. "I really do think we're going to win back the House," Biden said Friday, speaking to House Democrats at their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md. Biden said voters have tired of the GOP agenda, and the obstruction and inability of Washington to find compromise. Americans, he said, are beginning to "figure it out" that the White House policies are working to get the country back on track.
June 7, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- On this, her 25 th anniversary year in Congress, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), has been feted from coast to coast - including a party with U2 singer Bono earlier this week - but the celebration arrived briefly Thursday on the House floor. The moment was both tender and awkward as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) noted the milestone for the Californian, who had been the nation's first female speaker - until his party's election gains in 2010 booted her from the job. “The gentle-lady and I have differing political philosophies and we have had some real battles here on the floor,” Boehner said.
March 26, 2010 |
Anyone who has heard Nancy Pelosi speak knows she is not a great speaker. Her favorite rhetorical device is to seize on a word and club her listeners over the head with it. When she spoke from the floor of the House on Sunday in support of the healthcare reform bill, the word she wielded was "opportunity." Her point -- that the bill would enable Americans to leave their jobs to start up new ventures without fear of not being able to get health insurance in their new gig -- was altogether valid and perfectly good, but she insisted on repeating the word "opportunity" so many times that she left listeners (this listener, anyway)
November 2, 2010 |
Nancy Pelosi, whose four-year run as speaker of the House of Representatives could be in its final months, offered an optimistic prediction about the outcome of Tuesday's election during a brief photo opportunity on Capitol Hill. "With the early returns and the overwhelming number if Democrats who are coming out, we're on pace to maintain the majority," she said. Pelosi, the first woman and first Californian to lead the House, appeared with Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Democrat charged with heading the party's campaign effort, at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's offices just south of the U.S. Capitol.
November 17, 2010 |
Nancy Pelosi will continue leading Democrats in the House of Representatives during the 112th Congress, winning a vote of her caucus, 150-46, on Wednesday. Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, has lead the Democratic caucus for eight years, including the past four as the speaker of the House. After losing more than 60 seats in the midterm elections during which Republicans made her a frequent target, some Democrats said it was time for new leadership. But Rep. Heath Shuler, a conservative Democrat from North Carolina, fell short in his challenge against her. Pelosi said after the vote that she was confident she could lead Democrats back to a majority.