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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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  • What's old is new again: Abortion fights stymie two bills in Congress

    What's old is new again: Abortion fights stymie two bills in Congress
    Like bickering siblings who keep quibbling over childhood slights, Republicans and Democrats keep finding new ways to fight over abortion. The latest episodes involve Republicans' attempt to apply the long-standing limitation on federal funding for...
  • Remembrance of Clintons past

    Remembrance of Clintons past
    An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The world's oldest party, which governed the nation during two world wars and is the primary architect of America's regulatory and redistributive...
  • Sen. Harry Reid's retirement poses challenge for Democratic unity

    Sen. Harry Reid's retirement poses challenge for Democratic unity
    The surprise retirement of Sen. Harry Reid, the gritty top Democrat in Congress, risks unraveling perhaps the biggest accomplishment of his combative decade in leadership: keeping unruly Democrats united in support of President Obama's agenda and...
  • With Schumer endorsement, Democrats hope to avoid leadership fight

    With Schumer endorsement, Democrats hope to avoid leadership fight
    Retiring Sen. Harry Reid’s quick endorsement of New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer as the next Democratic leader in the chamber could be an early signal he hopes to avoid what could be a contentious battle for a rare opening in party leadership....
  • House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

     House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate
    In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure...
  • Van Hollen, Edwards head toward 2016 primary

    Van Hollen, Edwards head toward 2016 primary
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen secured the endorsement of several Montgomery County officials in his campaign for Senate on Monday and dismissed a pair of national liberal groups that are calling for Rep. Donna F. Edwards to enter the race. Van Hollen, the...
  • Waiting for Loretta Lynch

    Waiting for Loretta Lynch
    We all have things we'd rather not read and don't have to read — the brochure that comes with the electric bill, the nutrition information for a Little Caesars bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza, "Paradise Lost." Members of Congress have the same...
  • Orlando, sports, romance, politics: Test your knowledge

    Orlando, sports, romance, politics: Test your knowledge
    Think you know a lot about the news? Maybe you know nothing about the news. Either way, this column will work out well for you. It's the news of the week, delivered trivia-style. This past week, Orlando made headlines for being ranked as: A) One of...
  • Obama asks Congress to back fight against Islamic State, but is vague on limits

    Obama asks Congress to back fight against Islamic State, but is vague on limits
    President Obama formally asked Congress to authorize military operations against Islamic State, seeking to put lawmakers on record in support of a Middle East conflict that seems likely to intensify in coming months and last beyond the end of his time...
  • Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State 'going to lose'

    Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State 'going to lose'
    Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat...
  • State's congressional leaders weigh risking their power for Senate run

    State's congressional leaders weigh risking their power for Senate run
    After 14 years in Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank is finally getting the kind of coverage that ambitious politicians crave: CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC and NPR have all come calling in recent weeks. Schiff's newly acquired media platform —...