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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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  • Overhaul of Medicare payments to doctors heads for bipartisan House passage

    Overhaul of Medicare payments to doctors heads for bipartisan House passage
    House leaders and national medical groups are working to save a potentially historic deal to overhaul the way Medicare pays doctors and head off a dramatic cut in physicians' fees slated to take effect next week. The unusual bipartisan legislation was...
  • A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress

    A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress
    This week offers a make-or-break moment for Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. After stumbling several times since taking control of Congress earlier this year, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)...
  • 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...
  • Wasserman Schultz decides against running for U.S. Senate

    Wasserman Schultz decides against running for U.S. Senate
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said Tuesday she won't be a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016. Her moves leaves Democrats without their highest profile potential candidate for the seat...
  • Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit

    Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit
    President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called "the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife, Michelle, as they hosted a White House reception for Black History Month....
  • 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...