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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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  • Homeland Security chief: Capitol gyrocopter 'literally flew under the radar'

    Homeland Security chief: Capitol gyrocopter 'literally flew under the radar'
    The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key...
  • Senate overhauls doctors' Medicare payments in groundbreaking vote

    Senate overhauls doctors' Medicare payments in groundbreaking vote
    Medicare is poised to overhaul the way it pays physicians and create new systems to reward high-performing doctors under legislation approved by the Senate late Tuesday. The unusually bipartisan bill, which passed the House easily last month, will...
  • 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...
  • Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade

    Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade
    The two Democratic candidates running for Senate in Maryland came out swinging in their first formal exchange on Sunday, debating each other's commitment to Social Security, effectiveness in office and electability in next year's general election. In...
  • In battle over Boxer's Senate seat, Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi take no sides

    In battle over Boxer's Senate seat, Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi take no sides
    As several thousand Democrats gathered in Anaheim for the state party’s annual convention, a burgeoning fight over Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat promised to dominate the weekend proceedings. On Friday night, party elders tried to steer clear...
  • Republicans block young immigrant 'dreamers' from military

    Republicans block young immigrant 'dreamers' from military
    After the 2012 presidential election, when the Republican Party lost Latino and minority voters by wide margins, the GOP decided it needed to do a better job attracting those groups. But despite several years of outreach, the effort has run into...
  • House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal

     House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal
    Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. The House overwhelmingly passed the measure, 400-25, a reflection of lawmakers' insistence on having a say...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Why don't more women run for office?

    Why don't more women run for office?
    No congressional seat is owned lock and stock by a family, particularly given public antipathy to those who hold office. But it was tempting to think that might be the case for the Capps family of Santa Barbara. Walter Capps, a UC Santa Barbara religion...