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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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  • Hillary Clinton touts family issues and hints at 2016 domestic agenda

    Hillary Rodham Clinton joined some of the most powerful women in Congress on Thursday to push for advances on affordable child care, paid family leave and raising the minimum wage that could create greater economic progress for women. Clinton, fresh off...
  • Boehner pivots to jobs, economy in run-up to November election

    Boehner pivots to jobs, economy in run-up to November election
    Jobs and the economy remain tops on voters' minds heading into the midterm election, and House Speaker John A. Boehner wants to re-focus his Republican Party on a "five points" pocketbook agenda before November. The speaker, known for an unwavering...
  • Attorney sideshow distracts from NFL abuse issue

     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...
  • WRAPUP 4-Chagrined NFL teams bow to pressure on domestic abuse cases

    (Recasts, adds new domestic violence allegations) By Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken Sept 17 (Reuters) - Another National Football League player was arrested on domestic violence allegations hours after two teams succumbed to public pressure and suspended...
  • N.C. Republican dinged for defending right to fire gays

    WASHINGTON As House Democrats made a Hail Mary attempt to force a vote on laws to protect gays in the workplace, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., continues to stand by comments he made earlier this month that businesses should be free to fire employees...
  • WRAPUP 3-Chagrined NFL teams bow to pressure on domestic abuse cases

    (Recasts with Carolina Panthers suspending Hardy, adds comments from Vikings and Panthers) By Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken Sept 17 (Reuters) - Two NFL teams succumbed to public pressure and suspended two players enmeshed in domestic abuse cases on...
  • House approves Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels, but doubts linger

    House approves Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels, but doubts linger
    Despite deep reluctance from lawmakers, the House on Wednesday approved President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, with the Senate expected to give final passage Thursday. But while the 273-156 vote was...
  • Obama's request to arm Syrians faces skepticism before Congress votes

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's request for Congress to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels seemed a modest piece of the administration's new offensive against Islamic State militants. But it has proved to be anything but easy as...
  • Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq

    Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq
    President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq, seeking to reassure Americans about the level of U.S. involvement after a top general suggested combat troops could be deployed against Islamic State...
  • Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

    Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State
    Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
  • House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State

    House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State
    The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, giving the administration a much-needed endorsement of its strategy to defeat the extremist group. But though the Senate was...
  • Airstrikes in Syria possible as Obama readies speech to nation

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is considering authorizing U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of a broader campaign that will include additional resources in the form of money, training and diplomatic support for those fighting the terrorist...