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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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  • Why so many voters care so little about the midterm elections

    The looming midterm elections, which will decide whether the U.S. Senate is run by Democrats or Republicans, has been called "the Seinfeld election," because so much of the campaign seems to be about nothing. But that's not quite right. The problem is...
  • Embattled Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns

    The beleaguered director of the Secret Service resigned Wednesday after President Obama lost confidence in her ability to lead the troubled agency amid a string of high-profile security lapses. Julia A. Pierson, the first woman to hold the post, stepped...
  • Political stars coming out as House races in state heat up

    Political stars coming out as House races in state heat up
    As races for House seats heat up in the closing weeks before the Nov. 4 elections, some big political stars from both major parties are lending their names in California contests. On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former GOP nominee for...
  • Political newcomer challenges congressman in primary

    Political newcomer challenges congressman in primary
    Emmanuel G. Morel's campaign is in debt, he said he's personally tapped out and he doesn't know where he can get more cash. He's never run for office before. And he's challenging a popular, well-funded incumbent. But Morel has a website and a spot on...
  • Attorney sideshow distracts from NFL abuse issue

    We didn't need Gloria Allred hogging the camera to realize Roger Goodell dropping the ball on domestic violence cases created a systemic problem so bad he should resign. Yet there was Allred, the attention-seeking celebrity lawyer, calling a news...
  • What is happening to our world?

    What is happening to our world?
    The lights dimmed in Britain and various other European counties at 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the War to End All Wars. At 11 p.m., Aug. 4, 1914 England declared war on Germany. Trench...
  • Congress mostly approves of airstrikes in Syria so far

    Congress found itself in a familiar position after President Obama ordered airstrikes on terrorists in Syria -- clamoring for a legislative role in the process, but perhaps relieved of not being asked to take one. Members of Congress registered mostly...
  • VP Joe Biden praises Wasserman Schultz day after she receives scathing critique

    VP Joe Biden praises Wasserman Schultz day after she receives scathing critique
    Vice President Joe Biden praised the performance of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as Democratic national chairwoman on Friday, the day after she was the subject of a lengthy and scathing critique in Politico. Wasserman Schultz introduced Biden at the...
  • Political enemies target Wasserman Schultz

    Political enemies target Wasserman Schultz
    She's routinely re-elected by large margins. As the face of the Democratic Party, she's the top Florida guest on the Sunday TV political talk shows. And along the way, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made enemies. The downside of her high profile...
  • Lois Frankel says people need to realize 'we are now in a war in Iraq again'

    Lois Frankel says people need to realize 'we are now in a war in Iraq again'
    U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel said Monday that people need to realize all the implications of the U.S. move to train and equip Syrian rebels as part of the strategy to combat the Islamic State known as ISIL. “Nobody should be fooled. We are now in a...
  • Hampton University's Bill Thomas wants change in education

    Hampton University's Bill Thomas wants change in education
    He's served as commissioner of welfare reform for former Gov. George Allen. He's helped raise funds for candidates across the political spectrum — Democrats and Republicans. Walk into his office at Hampton University and you'll see photos of him...