January 25, 2012 |
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's suggestion that she knows “something” about Newt Gingrich that will keep him from the presidency drew clarifications and recriminations Wednesday. "The 'something' Leader Pelosi knows is that Newt Gingrich will not be president of the United States,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said. "Leader Pelosi previously made a reference to the extensive amount of information that is in the public record, including the comprehensive committee report with which the public may not be fully aware.
October 4, 2001 |
Rep. David E. Bonior, the House Democrats' chief vote counter, on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) in the race to succeed him. Pelosi, who has represented her district since 1987, is vying to become the first woman to make it that high in the House leadership. Her opponent to be the Democrats' whip is Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, who has been in Congress for 20 years. House Democrats will vote Wednesday by secret ballot.
February 9, 2007
IN CASE YOU WERE worried that the 110th Congress was producing debate of too much substance, this week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) stands accused of everything from hypocrisy on global warming to wrongheadedness about Iraq -- all based on a request she never exactly made for a jumbo-sized military jet that she has never actually flown aboard as speaker. The fuss started last week, but conservatives waited until Wednesday to really let loose the dogs of warp.
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August 13, 2006 |
Facing a strong reelection challenge from Democrat Heath Shuler, veteran Republican Rep. Charles Taylor is going after a candidate who gets an F from the National Rifle Assn. and a perfect score from a leading abortion rights group. But that's not Shuler, a former NFL quarterback who hopes his pro-gun and anti-abortion positions appeal to swing voters and social conservatives alike in this mountainous district in western North Carolina.
May 21, 2004 |
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lashed out at President Bush on Thursday, saying his Iraq policies show incompetence and that the only conclusion to draw is that "the emperor has no clothes." "I believe that the president's leadership and the actions taken in Iraq demonstrate an incompetence in terms of knowledge, judgment and experience," the San Francisco Democrat said at a Capitol Hill news conference.
December 11, 2006 |
When Nancy Pelosi appeared on national television on the morning after voters returned the House to Democratic hands, Leon Rebibo's phone started ringing in Los Angeles. A pearl wholesaler, Rebibo fielded calls from more than four dozen women of all political stripes who wanted a muted, multicolor strand of South Sea Tahitian pearls, just like the one Pelosi was wearing. "I'm very disappointed the Democrats won, but I absolutely love her necklace.
November 21, 2006 |
When Jane Harman left Congress in 1998 to run for governor of California, her colleague Nancy Pelosi threw her a party -- a chocolate-fudge sundae "social" in the House members' dining room. Two years later, Harman hosted a fundraiser in Los Angeles for Pelosi when she was running for minority whip, raising $400,000. These days the two rarely talk, much less throw parties for each other.
November 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi, the liberal San Francisco congresswoman who became the first woman speaker of the House, will seek to remain the Democratic leader in the next Congress. Pelosi made the announcement Wednesday to a packed meeting of her caucus. "They say a picture is worth a million words. Well this picture is worth millions of aspirations of the American people," Pelosi told the gathering, according to a Democratic leadership aide in attendance at the closed meeting.
April 3, 2013 |
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.
November 4, 2005 |
Democrats tried unsuccessfully Thursday to force the GOP-controlled House to take up a measure condemning Republicans for "their refusal to conduct oversight" of the Bush administration's Iraq war policy and order investigations into it. The House voted 220 to 191 to set aside a resolution offered by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "I think it brings shame to the House for this Congress to be engaged in a coverup when it comes to revealing what's happening in Iraq," Pelosi said.