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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 wakes the conservative 'bear'

    Obama wakes the conservative 'bear'
    "You woke thebears! Why did you do that?" That's from one of my favorite scenes in "Anchorman." In the Oscar-robbed film, Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell) loudly leaps into a bear pit to rescue his girlfriend and then falsely blames her for waking...
  • Occupy Wall Street: Which part is 'un-American,' the free speech or the peaceful assembly?

    Occupy Wall Street: Which part is 'un-American,' the free speech or the peaceful assembly?
    Herman Cain, the businessman who has recently vaulted to the top ranks of Republican presidential contenders, has been blasting the Occupy Wall Street protesters as "un-American" people who are just jealous that they aren't rich like the bankers they're...
  • Out of history: Md. pages lament program's end

    Donald F. Munson grew up around politics, but it wasn't until he became a congressional page in the early 1950s that he decided to make a career of it. The Washington County Republican, who served 36 years in the Maryland General Assembly, met Gerald R....
  • Mayors to flock to Baltimore for four-day conference

    Expect an influx of starchily dressed and municipally minded visitors this weekend, as more than 1,100 elected officials and staff members from around the country descend on Baltimore for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. They'll be chatting about...
  • Boehner beats Pelosi any day

    Friday's editorial "Boehner holds the key" (July 15) admonishes the Republican leader to "remember that he is speaker of the entire House not just the tea party wing." I don't recall reading a heading like that when Nancy Pelosi was speaker of the House....
  • One year later, time to toss Obama health care

    The country recently marked a sad anniversary. It has been one year since Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid ramrodded President Obama's health care reform legislation through the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate against the will and wishes of the...
  • One budget battle down, next one brewing

    Now that Congress has gotten past the fight over a threatened government shutdown, it's moving on to the next trench warfare on deficit reduction, with more clouds of calamitous stalemate hanging over it. Just as in that first fight, House Speaker John...
  • Obamacare: the 2,300-page monstrosity

    The most important six hours of recent American history will start to unfold on Monday. That day, the Supreme Court begins three days of oral argument on the legal challenge to President Barack Obama's health care reform law ("Obamacare"). The Court's...
  • Cherishing and celebrating our 175th year with you

    Cherishing and celebrating our 175th year with you
    I was just beginning my career at The Sun when the paper (and, yes, it was just a paper then) marked its 150th anniversary. Everything seemed startlingly new to me, and the festivities around May 17, 1987, were a heady part of that. Twenty-five years...
  • Native daughter: The early edition and all the others, too

    Native daughter: The early edition and all the others, too
    The Baltimore Sun has been part of my family since my earliest memories. We eagerly awaited the paper's arrival on our doorstep -- The Sun in the morning and The Evening Sun in the afternoon. Growing up in the mayor's house, we would get the early...
  • Maryland's Van Hollen at center of deficit fight

    Maryland's Van Hollen at center of deficit fight
    For Rep. Chris Van Hollen, brokering a bipartisan deal to trim the federal deficit is about more than dodging draconian across-the-board cuts or protecting a fragile economic recovery. It's also about proving that a bitterly divided Congress can still...
  • Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise

    Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise
    It's bad enough when economists contradict each other, but it's even more frustrating when they contradict themselves. Or, as George Bernard Shaw once observed, if all economists were laid end to end, they still wouldn't reach a conclusion. That...