January 26, 2003 |
The day Nancy Plosi made history, the day Democrats made her their leader in the House of Representatives, she stepped from the Cannon Caucus Room flashing a high-beam smile that nearly outshone the television floodlights. Congressional leadership elections are normally staid affairs, perfunctory even, but on this November day the atmosphere was buoyant, almost giddy.
October 24, 2010 |
Locked in a close race for the seat representing Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, Republican Pat Toomey on Sunday insisted that he is no Christine O’Donnell. O’Donnell, the GOP senatorial candidate in neighboring Delaware, is a “tea party” movement favorite, whose conservative positions allowed her to defeat an establishment Republican for the senatorial nomination. Her campaign in the general election has been become bogged down in a variety of issues, including her campaign ad explaining that she is not really a witch.
January 16, 1997 |
The House ethics process is nearly in shambles, the partisan combat more rancorous than anyone recalls. But during a brief lull in the fight over Speaker Newt Gingrich's fate, like any combatant marking time in front-line trenches, Ethics Committee member Nancy Pelosi reaches for photographs of loved ones. From a desk in her office across from the Capitol, she grabs a snapshot of herself and her husband, Paul, cradling their first and only grandchild, Alexander Theodore Prowda.
January 24, 2014 |
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.
January 3, 1985 |
Democratic National Chairman Charles Manatt today threw his support to Nancy Pelosi, a former chairman of the California Democratic Party, in the battle to succeed him as party leader. The strong endorsement from Manatt boosted Pelosi's drive to become the first woman ever elected to a full two-year term as leader of the party. The Democratic National Committee will pick Manatt's successor at a Jan. 30-Feb. 1 meeting in Washington.
April 23, 1992 |
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has been named co-chairman of the Democratic Party's national platform committee, party officials said. Pelosi, 52, who was named to the post late Tuesday, replaces Rep. Mary Rose Okar of Ohio. Pelosi headed the California Democratic Party and fund-raising efforts for Democratic U.S. Senate candidates before she was elected to Congress in 1987.
February 3, 2014 |
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.
May 11, 2009 |
CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty apologized Sunday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a morbid joke that went bad. Feherty, a popular golf analyst known for his sharp wit and self-deprecating humor, was among five Dallas residents who wrote for D Magazine on former President George W. Bush moving to Dallas. "From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this though," Feherty wrote toward the end of his column.
October 24, 2010 |
In one of the hundreds of campaign ads targeting the Speaker of the House, the candidate boasts, "I voted against Nancy Pelosi's agenda 267 times. " And that's from a member of the San Francisco Democrat's own party, which is at risk of losing its House majority on Nov. 2 and the powerful speaker post that goes with it. Pelosi shrugs it off. "I just want them to win their election," she said of Democrats trying to keep a distance from...
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December 20, 2001 |
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, soon to be the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, withdrew her endorsement Wednesday of embattled Rep. Gary Condit's reelection bid. "I have informed Congressman Condit that I will be neutral in this primary race," said Pelosi, who will assume the post of Democratic whip next month.