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August 11, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic minority leader, named the three final appointees Thursday to the super committee on deficit reduction, adding diversity along with budget expertise to a panel that was all white and includes only one woman. Pelosi, of California, tapped Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, the No. 3 Democrat in the House, along with Rep. Xavier Becerra of California and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Clyburn, who is black, and Van Hollen served as the House Democrats' appointees to an earlier budget deficit group led this year by Vice President Joe Biden.
July 21, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
At times she has looked to be an afterthought, a relic of a bygone era. Republicans haven't bothered to court her. And the White House, at times, has appeared to ignore her. But now they're going to need Nancy Pelosi. As the clock ticks down toward a possible government default, it appears to be less and less likely that a package can be crafted that will appease the large bloc of House conservatives who either oppose raising the debt ceiling on principle or won't vote to hike it without massive cuts in federal spending.
July 4, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
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 | By Michael A. Memoli, Kathleen Hennessey and Lisa Mascaro
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 | By Lisa Mascaro and James Oliphant
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 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Lisa Mascaro and Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times
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 7, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
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 6, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
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 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
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 | By Lisa Mascaro
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.
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