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Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi has represented California's Eighth District in the United States House of Representatives since 1987. She was elected speaker of the House of Representatives on Jan. 4, 2007. Nancy Pelosi's father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., served as Baltimore's mayor for 12 years after representing the city for five terms in Congress. Nancy Pelosi's brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, also served as mayor of Baltimore. Nancy Pelosi graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1962.
Nancy Pelosi has represented California's Eighth District in the United States House of Representatives since 1987. She was elected speaker of the House of Representatives on Jan. 4, 2007. Nancy Pelosi's father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., served as Baltimore's mayor for 12 years after representing the city for five terms in Congress. Nancy Pelosi's brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, also served as mayor of Baltimore. Nancy Pelosi graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1962. « Show less

Top Nancy Pelosi Articles

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  • Policing thought crime

    In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest...
  • House Democrats take California GOP candidates to task over budget

    House Democrats take California GOP candidates to task over budget
    Some of them won't even make it past the June 3 primary election, but leading Republican candidates in hot congressional races in California are getting hammered over their party's budget proposals. The House Democrats' campaign arm has launched a...
  • Boehner names Benghazi panel's GOP members as Democrats debate boycott

    Boehner names Benghazi panel's GOP members as Democrats debate boycott
    As House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) named six Republicans to sit on a new select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Democrats continued to wrestle Friday with the question of whether to participate at all. The idea...
  • Beating the dead horse called Benghazi

    WASHINGTON -- After endlessly trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare," the GOP has come up empty-handed. The health-care law appears to be gaining more public acceptance. So congressional Republicans are doing what they can to revive another old hobby...
  • Why the government misunderstands mental illness

    Reps. Tim Murphy and Ron Barber both have reasons for wanting Congress to address mental-health issues. Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican, is the only practicing psychologist in Congress. Barber, an Arizona Democrat, was injured in a mass shooting by...
  • Obama visits Potomac to help House Democrats

    Obama visits Potomac to help House Democrats
    President Barack Obama told donors in Maryland on Monday that this November's midterm election will be "critical" if Democrats hope to increase the federal minimum wage or approve major changes to U.S. immigration laws during his final years in office....
  • Pelosi urges new review of troubled San Francisco city college

    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi called Tuesday for a new review of embattled City College of San Francisco, arguing that its accreditation loss would devastate thousands of students and the community. The demand from the San Francisco lawmaker is the...
  • House Democrats agree to participate in GOP-led Benghazi probe

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) on Wednesday named a slate of Democrats to participate in the new select committee on Benghazi, despite reservations of many in her party about the mission of the GOP-led panel. Pelosi’s...
  • Party doesn't govern lawmakers' stance on net neutrality -- money does

    It's tempting to think of the network neutrality battle as one fought in Washington along party lines -- after all, that's true of almost everything in the capital. But recent research by the campaign finance analysts at MapLight show that the reality...
  • We need all the facts regarding Benghazi [Letter]

    We need all the facts regarding Benghazi [Letter]
    A recent letter regarding last year's Benghazi incident misses several significant, essential points ("Investigate Benghazi and move on," May 11). Several committees in Congress have been attempting to investigate the Benghazi massacre almost since...
  • Postage stamp honoring slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk unveiled

    Family, admirers and political leaders gathered at the White House in Washington on Thursday to unveil a new U.S. postage stamp commemorating slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk.  The first-day-of-issue dedication took place on what would have been...