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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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  • Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress

    Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress
    As President Obama laid out a strategy Wednesday night to fight Islamic State militants, Congress is facing a tough decision over whether to approve a key part of his plan Рarming the Syrian opposition.  Top congressional leaders from both...
  • 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...
  • WRAPUP 5-Chagrined NFL teams bow to pressure on domestic abuse cases

    (Adds more details on Dwyer in paragraphs 15-16, Target pulling merchandise in paragraph 21) By Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken Sept 17 (Reuters) - Another National Football League player was arrested on domestic violence allegations hours after two teams...
  • 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...
  • Ahead of speech, Obama briefs Congress on Islamic State strategy

    Ahead of speech, Obama briefs Congress on Islamic State strategy
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told leaders of Congress on Tuesday that he did not need for them to authorize his strategy to fight Islamic State, ahead of a speech to Americans that may herald expanded operations against the group in Iraq and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war

    Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. But...
  • 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...
  • 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...