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December 5, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Newt Gingrich said Monday that Nancy Pelosi's threat to discuss what she learned about the former House speaker from a 1990s ethics investigation is “an early Christmas gift.” He may be right. Remember that chummy 2008 ad that featured Gingrich and Pelosi urging action on global warming?  “We don't always see eye-to-eye, do we, Newt?” Pelosi said as the two sat side-by-side on a loveseat overlooking the U.S. Capitol building. “No,” Gingrich responded.
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February 3, 2014 | By Cathleen Decker
The rush of interest by local politicos and would be politicos to succeed veteran Congressman Henry Waxman underscored an odd truth about California politics: in a state that prides itself on chasing the next snazzy new thing, most of its high-ranking elected officials are anything but. California's two U.S. senators have each served for 21 years. Its governor is seeking a record fourth term in office. The state is increasingly young and Latino, but its most prominent political officials aren't: Dianne Feinstein is 80, Jerry Brown is 75 and Barbara Boxer is 73. Their presence at the top of the ticket has effectively blocked a generation of Democrats from moving up, not that any of them is impolitic enough to say so publicly.
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February 23, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
An unlikely deal has been brokered between Stephen Colbert and Rep. Nancy Pelosi: The late-night comedian will back a bill that would require corporations to more fully disclose their financial contributions for political ads and the House minority leader will encourage fellow Democratic lawmakers to appear on his sometimes irreverent show. Pelosi, who made her own appearance Wednesday after having vowed she would never do so, stopped by to promote the campaign finance reform legislation.
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January 30, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - The surprise retirements of Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and his California colleague, Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) are fueling speculation about the political future of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco lawmaker who counted both men as trusted allies. Pelosi on Thursday reiterated her commitment to run for reelection this year. "I'm running. I've already started the paperwork process. My work is not finished," Pelosi said in a statement provided by her office.
NEWS
November 14, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
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?
NEWS
January 27, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
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.
NEWS
June 7, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
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.
OPINION
March 26, 2010 | By Harold Meyerson
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)
OPINION
November 2, 2010 | By Jordan Steffen and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
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.
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November 17, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
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.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | By Cathleen Decker
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi brushed back the assertions of leading Republicans that the former NSA contractor who leaked details of American spying was a “traitor,” but said Friday that Edward Snowden needs to return and face trial, or reach a plea deal, for his deeds. At a meeting with Los Angeles Times editors and reporters, Pelosi navigated between those who consider Snowden's actions unpatriotic and others grateful that he laid bare America's spying secrets - the latter group comprised of many of Pelosi's natural constituents on the Democratic left.
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October 9, 2013 | By Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON - The political standoff that has gummed up the government for nine days showed no sign of ending Wednesday as Democratic leaders dug deeper into their position that they would not negotiate with Republicans leaders in the House until the government is reopened. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) met with Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), but the 40-minute confab in Boehner's office showed no signs of untangling the logjam. Pelosi, in a statement, said Democrats had agreed to lower the budget figure to $986 billion, the Republicans' baseline spending level, and begin a conference to delve into exactly where government spending would be cut. She said she had 200 House Democrats who would accept the cuts.
NATIONAL
September 5, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - President Obama's hopes of winning congressional approval for a U.S. military strike on Syria could come down to the persuasion skills of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, a San Francisco liberal who was a leading critic of the war in Iraq. With a nod to the historical irony, she is arguing to her Democratic colleagues that Syria is different from the earlier conflict. She spoke passionately in an interview about the "human rights catastrophe" in Syria, saying a "limited, targeted" attack "that will be over fast" could prevent the future use of weapons of mass destruction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
With Los Angeles facing the imminent possibility of having no female elected leaders at City Hall, some of California's most prominent female politicians joined forces Thursday to promote Wendy Greuel's mayoral candidacy. Democratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi, the only woman to serve as the speaker of the House of Representatives, announced she was endorsing Greuel to become the city's first female mayor. "She's operational, she gets the job done," Pelosi (D-San Francisco)
NEWS
April 3, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is fond of saying that he's run his last campaign for public office. But the quest for cash continues even though he'll never appear on a ballot again, as he heads to California on Wednesday for party fundraisers. Obama's two San Francisco events to benefit the House Democrats' campaign committee come as the party eyes a potential pickup opportunity in South Carolina's first congressional district, after Mark Sanford emerged as the Republican nominee in a Tuesday runoff vote for the right to face Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a May 7 special election.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     Today Figure skater Sasha Cohen. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Sharon Osbourne; Chris Harrison. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Lena Dunham; Nicholas Hoult. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View David Muir; Drew Barrymore. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Luke Perry; Tim Ferriss. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Apolo Ohno.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 18 - 24 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Dan Rather; Sam Donaldson; Katty Kay; Jodi Kantor. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC, Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Matthew Broderick. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Fiscal cliff negotiations: Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.)
NEWS
November 2, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was easily reelected to her San Francisco-based congressional seat. Whether she'll serve her 13th term is unclear, however, as Democrats prepare for the new reality as the minority party in the House. Pelosi was the most prominent player in House races across the country, featured in hundreds of Republican television ads. Several embattled Democrats had vowed not to support Pelosi as their party's leader in a new term. Pelosi has steadfastly refused to discuss her future plans, maintaining that Democrats would remain in the majority for the 112 t h Congress.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 18 - 24 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Dan Rather; Sam Donaldson; Katty Kay; Jodi Kantor. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC, Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Matthew Broderick. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Fiscal cliff negotiations: Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.)
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Michael McGough
Washington is agog, as they say, about a testy confrontation Wednesday between Nancy Pelosi and NBC correspondent Luke Russert. "Some of your colleagues privately say that your decision to stay on [as House minority leader] prohibits the party from having a younger leadership and hurts the party in the long run," Russert said. "What's your response?" Pelosi's response was to accuse Russert of partisanship -- "Oh, you always ask that question, except to Mitch McConnell” -- and to point out that, unlike male colleagues who joined the House in their 30s, "I came to Congress when my youngest child, Alexandra, was a senior in high school, practically on her way to college.”  I'm not sure the latter response is really relevant to Russert's question.
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