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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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  • Partisanship goes overboard

    WASHINGTON -- It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the hands of the...
  • March 14 Letters: Logan Act, influence in Congress, Isle of Wight taxes

    Logan Act's impact Bill Wright ("Return to sender," March 11) is among those who believe 47 Republican senators should be charged with violating the Logan Act because they wrote an open letter to Iran's leaders stating that any executive agreement...
  • Obama-GOP rift over Iran talks redefines partisan battles

     Obama-GOP rift over Iran talks redefines partisan battles
    President Obama's hope of closing out his second term with legacy-shaping achievements on the world stage has invited the same bitter congressional opposition that has long thwarted his domestic agenda, producing a new power struggle that challenges the...
  • State's cohesive delegation confronted with electoral rift

    The fast-moving race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski could divide Maryland's normally cohesive congressional delegation, observers said Tuesday, as two House Democrats began to square off over political ideologies and allegiances. With a...
  • John Boehner's minority government of pragmatic Republicans

    Last week's drama in the House of Representatives, when Speaker John A. Boehner needed Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to rescue him from his own rebellious party, looked like a messy disaster for Republicans. But it could have been worse. If the House...
  • Vernon Watkins dies at 76; rights activist organized UC, city workers

     Vernon Watkins dies at 76; rights activist organized UC, city workers
    Vernon Watkins, a California labor leader and civil rights activist who organized major campaigns aimed at public employees, including a massive effort in the early 1980s that brought 40,000 University of California workers into his union, died Thursday...
  • Essential California: Bill for teachers' health care, tech firms move downtown, tourism boom in Orange County

    Essential California: Bill for teachers' health care, tech firms move downtown, tourism boom in Orange County
    Good morning. It is Monday, March 9. A new website tracks the inter-family drama of the mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains. Here's what else is happening today in the Golden State:   TOP STORIES High cost of teachers’ health care...
  • Bibi does D.C.

    Bibi does D.C.
    That was quite a performance Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives, courtesy of Speaker John Boehner in his continuing campaign to impede and discredit the presidency of Barack Obama. It...
  • School testing, Obamacare and Netanyahu: Letters

    School testing, Obamacare and Netanyahu: Letters
    Mining data from kids The Common Core curriculum is all about creating national standards. It already affects those throughout the country who home-school. It would be naive to think there is no intention for it to affect private schools. There will...
  • Boehner couldn't be doing a better job — of helping Democrats

    Boehner couldn't be doing a better job — of helping Democrats
    It's just a few weeks into the new era of "Republican control" of Congress, and who could have predicted how things would turn out? It was just back in November when the pundits were endlessly pontificating about the demise of the Democratic Party, and...
  • Bibi's speech, Obama's answer, and political theater

    As advertised, Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to the joint session of Congress with a Republican show conceived by Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer with the avid cooperation of Speaker John Boehner. For Bibi, it was a powerful campaign speech for the...