July 4, 2011 |
Just in time for the Fourth of July, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi and HBO present a homemade patriotic valentine, complete with ribbons, streamers and enough flag-waving to create the sensation of an actual breeze emanating from your flat screen. "Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip" began when Pelosi's Dutch-born husband realized, upon the birth of their first child, that a green card was not enough — to avoid being "a foreigner in my own family," he had to become an American citizen.
June 16, 2011 |
Democrats sought to swiftly turn the page on the three-week drama involving Rep. Anthony Weiner and refocus attention on other issues after the New York congressman signaled he would finally step down Thursday. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared Thursday at what she noted was her regularly scheduled weekly press availability -- the topic was jobs -- and said if there were questions on Weiner: "I won't be answering any. " She said she would have an additional statement after Weiner's own press conference later Thursday.
June 11, 2011 |
Democrats increased pressure on embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner on Saturday, with a chorus of party leaders calling for his resignation. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the chair of the Democratic National Committee, as well as Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), who heads the party's campaign arm, virtually simultaneously said it was time for Weiner to step aside. The most intense push yet for Weiner to quit comes on the heel of reports Friday night that police were investigating Weiner's online contacts with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware.
June 7, 2011 |
In a sign of growing political pressure on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) over his inappropriate online contact with women, the top House Democrat on Tuesday formally notified the House Ethics Committee of the situation and restated the need for an investigation. "This builds on the pressure on him to go," said a senior Democratic aide. The committee can act on its own to launch an investigation, but the letter from Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the minority leader, to the top Republican and Democrat on the committee amplifies her earlier call for an investigation.
June 7, 2011 |
Amid reports of salacious new details involving Rep. Anthony Weiner's online flirtations, Democrats in Washington and New York signaled their unease and wrestled with a vexing question: Can we make this mess go away? The answer on Tuesday appeared to be: not anytime soon, unless Weiner resigns. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi formally called Tuesday for an ethics investigation into whether Weiner used government resources to send explicit photos and whether he violated the House code of conduct, which requires members to "reflect creditably on the House.
June 6, 2011 |
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate Rep. Anthony Weiner after the New York congressman admitted to lying about explicit messages he sent women online. "I am deeply disappointed and saddened about this situation; for Anthony's wife, Huma, his family, his staff and his constituents," the Democratic leader said in a statement. "I am calling for an Ethics Committee investigation to determine whether any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred.
May 16, 2011 |
Nancy Pelosi was a staple of Republican campaign ads in the 2010 midterm elections that led to her ouster as speaker of the House. But even out of power, the San Francisco Democrat is the featured villain in what has become the first major electoral test of 2011, a special Congressional election in western New York. The National Republican Congressional Committee's first television ad of the race in the state's 26th district, launched Monday (see below), portrays both Democratic candidate Kathy Hochul and independent candidate Jack Davis, who once ran for this seat as a Democrat but now styles himself a "tea party" conservative, as Pelosi puppets.
April 14, 2011 |
With hours to go before the House is scheduled to vote on the $38 billion spending package engineered by the White House and GOP leadership, at least one leading Democrat was still weighing whether to go along with the deal: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco.) Pelosi was struggling Thursday between acceding to unpopular spending cuts and wanting to keep the government running. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) may need Democratic votes to pass the bill that falls short of the deep reductions for fiscal 2011 sought by his conservative rank-and-file.
March 21, 2011 |
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the former speaker, briefly went to a Rome hospital Monday morning but has resumed her official duties, her office announced. Pelosi, a Democrat from California, felt unwell on arrival in Italy after a visit to Afghanistan with a congressional delegation, according to a statement from her spokesman, Nadeam Elshami. “After several flights yesterday in Afghanistan and a long flight back to Italy that arrived early this morning, leader Pelosi was not feeling well,” Elshami stated.
February 13, 2011 |
Finally, some bipartisan agreement in the House of Representatives. The new speaker of the House, Republican John A. Boehner, has agreed with the former speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi. Their point of agreement: Neither one wants independent television cameras prowling their lenses all over the House sessions. It's a transparent issue of transparency. Federal pols love to talk about it. Remember all those Barack Obama-Joe Biden promises about historic governmental transparency and how the healthcare legislative negotiations would be on C-SPAN?