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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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  • House Democrats forced to choose sides in Iran debate

    WASHINGTON House Democrats on the fence about the White House's proposed nuclear deal with Iran will be asked next week to close ranks and get behind the president. With the House and Senate getting back to work on Monday after a two-week recess, most of...
  • Competing Pressures on Iran deal confront Senate Democrats

    WASHINGTON Democratic senators backing a bill that would give Congress authority to review an Iran nuclear deal are caught between the White House and the pro-Israel lobby as they assert their prerogative to vet foreign policy. The Republican bill, co-...
  • Who's responsible for climate change denial in Congress? The voters

    Who's responsible for climate change denial in Congress? The voters
    The adage "all politics is local" points to both a virtue and a flaw in the American system of democracy: It helps provide that every vote counts but also that regional cranks get an outsized voice in national, even global, issues. New research from...
  • Cardin faces test on Iran nuclear bill as top Dem negotiator

    For nearly a half-century, Sen. Ben Cardin has been a state legislator, speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, a member of the U.S. House and for the last eight years, a senator. Now, he's an ambassador of sorts, representing diverse constituencies...
  • Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara announces she will retire in 2016

    Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara announces she will retire in 2016
    Rep. Lois Capps, a former nurse known for a kind demeanor in a Congress where that quality is often lacking, announced Wednesday that she would retire when her term expires next year. The Santa Barbara Democrat was elected to Congress in a 1998 special...
  • 2 Massachusetts Democrats voice unhappiness with Pelosi

    Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts say Rep. Nancy Pelosi should change her leadership style— or even step down — after big electoral losses last year and in 2010. Reps. Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch made the statements in a joint...
  • Democrat Lois Capps will retire from Congress after 2016

    WASHINGTON Veteran Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., on Wednesday announced her retirement from Congress at the end of 2016, signaling the end of an unexpected political career and opening up a potentially competitive race along California's Central Coast. In a...
  • The Iran framework: Devilish details to follow

    Too bad the "framework" of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn't come four days earlier on April Fools' Day. It would have been more appropriate. The United States is being asked to foolishly believe promises by a regime that is religiously motivated...
  • Democrats file court brief backing Obama immigration orders

    WASHINGTON A group of 181 Democratic members of the House weighed in on the legal fight over immigration on Monday, telling an appeals court that the executive branch has the authority to make the policy changes that President Barack Obama announced in...
  • Bad Iran framework will contain devilish details

    Bad Iran framework will contain devilish details
        Too bad the "framework" of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn't come four days earlier on April Fools' Day. It would have been more appropriate. The United States is being asked to foolishly believe promises by a regime that is religiously...
  • Congress, it's time to end the 'doc fix' charade

    Congress, it's time to end the 'doc fix' charade
    You may notice your doctor is a little more distracted than usual. Even edgy. Maybe that's because a 21 percent cut in physicians' Medicare fees kicked in Wednesday. The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to stop that pay cut. But the Senate left town on a...