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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

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  • Why so many voters care so little about the midterm elections

    The looming midterm elections, which will decide whether the U.S. Senate is run by Democrats or Republicans, has been called "the Seinfeld election," because so much of the campaign seems to be about nothing. But that's not quite right. The problem is...
  • Political stars coming out as House races in state heat up

    Political stars coming out as House races in state heat up
    As races for House seats heat up in the closing weeks before the Nov. 4 elections, some big political stars from both major parties are lending their names in California contests. On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former GOP nominee for...
  • Holder's resignation gives Senate Democrats chance to confirm successor

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s resignation shocked and saddened some of his supporters but had Republicans cheering. He will serve until his successor is confirmed. By announcing his resignation now, Holder gives President Barack...
  • Congress in no rush to return for war authorization

    WASHINGTON The United States has begun a bombing campaign in Syria, but don't bet on Congress returning to Washington to vote on a new war authorization anytime soon. Shortly after airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria started, some lawmakers...
  • Congress mostly approves of airstrikes in Syria so far

    Congress found itself in a familiar position after President Obama ordered airstrikes on terrorists in Syria -- clamoring for a legislative role in the process, but perhaps relieved of not being asked to take one. Members of Congress registered mostly...
  • Lois Frankel says people need to realize 'we are now in a war in Iraq again'

    Lois Frankel says people need to realize 'we are now in a war in Iraq again'
    U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel said Monday that people need to realize all the implications of the U.S. move to train and equip Syrian rebels as part of the strategy to combat the Islamic State known as ISIL. “Nobody should be fooled. We are now in a...
  • 113th Congress could yield fewest laws in 60 years

    WASHINGTON Say this about the 113th Congress: It has managed to live down to low expectations. With only a lame-duck post-Election Day mop-up session left before a new Congress takes the oath of office in January, the 113th is on track to be one of the...
  • U.S. senator says no place for violence in NFL

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women of the U.S. Senate have taken notice and will speak up about how the National Football League has handled domestic abuse cases involving its players, a leading lawmaker said on Sunday. Several recent cases involving NFL...
  • Affordable Care Act lies [Commentary]

    Affordable Care Act lies [Commentary]
    The man-made catastrophe known as the "Affordable Care Act" and "Obamacare" still lurks. And nobody should interpret the absence of daily negative headlines as a sign the law's myriad problems have been rectified, or that there is substance to Harry Reid'...
  • Political enemies target Wasserman Schultz

    Political enemies target Wasserman Schultz
    She's routinely re-elected by large margins. As the face of the Democratic Party, she's the top Florida guest on the Sunday TV political talk shows. And along the way, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made enemies. The downside of her high profile...
  • VP Joe Biden praises Wasserman Schultz day after she receives scathing critique

    VP Joe Biden praises Wasserman Schultz day after she receives scathing critique
    Vice President Joe Biden praised the performance of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as Democratic national chairwoman on Friday, the day after she was the subject of a lengthy and scathing critique in Politico. Wasserman Schultz introduced Biden at the...