July 15th, 2010
01:35 PM ET
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Pelosi dismisses reports of tension with White House

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Obama administration has been ‘cooperative’ in the run-up to this November’s midterm elections.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Obama administration has been ‘cooperative’ in the run-up to this November’s midterm elections.

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday downplayed recent reports of a strained relationship between congressional Democrats and the White House, telling reporters the administration has been "cooperative" in the run-up to this November's midterm elections.

"We had a very positive meeting with the president yesterday," Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill. "There is absolutely no reason to think that the White House has been anything but cooperative with us" in efforts to maintain a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.

"I have nothing but praise" for administration efforts, Pelosi said. There is "no better leader or advocate for America's working families" than President Barack Obama.

Pelosi was reportedly angered when White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that "there's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control" of the House.

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. jeff jackson, alabama

    The truth hurts, huh... Nancy ?

    July 15, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. Dar

    This woman is such a lier, how can anyone believe anything that comes out of this womans mouth.
    She is saying what she is told to say and thats it, nothing more nothing less, a true Odumbo follower.

    July 15, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  3. bkbf

    Pelosi is not telling the truth. I can't wait till she, Obama, Reid, and Holder are out of the White House.

    July 15, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. Sorensen

    She is right, as usual. Mr. Gibbs is certainly not the sharpest knife in
    the drawer. Indeed, while we are at it, Obama should carry out a
    major housecleaning very soon. Emanuel has not covered his back
    or indeed planned his future at all. He has done a terrible job, and the
    results are there for all to see. Mr. Emanuel should go back to Chicago and try to become the next mayor.
    Axelrod is probably a smart consultant, but obviously never a practical
    operator.
    Both of them could be outfoxed, outplayed, humiliated, etc. by
    somebody like Gingrich with one arm tied behind his back. (God help
    America if that ever happened.)
    (Somehow, I think Michele Obama would agree.)

    July 15, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. I Get It!!

    For years I have always tried to vote for the most qualified person for the job. My dad was a federal employee whose responsibility was inspection of contractor work at military bases. He always voted Republican because it was the safest bet for continued military spending at high levels and, therefore, continued employment. I
    have watched the systematic destruction of the middle class as a result of the House of Lords (U.S. Senate). I will vote against all incumbent Senators and either as an independent or as a Democrat.
    The Republican "Party" (as in "party on") has made it clear where thier loyalties are ... major mult-nataional corporations and the very rich.
    I actually get ill every time one of them opens their trough.

    July 15, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  6. Big George in Big D

    Wah wah wah – give it up you idiot! No one likes you or your motley crew!

    July 15, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. Dean

    Pelosi is an idiot. Gibbs just commented on the fact that there are enough seats up for reelection that it is mathematically possible that the Republicans could gain control. He did not say that the Dems would lose control or even hint at it.
    I guess Pelosi and the liberals are getting scared. Hopefully she will be the first to stand in the unemployment line. And maybe she will have to rely on the healthcare plan she is so proud of.

    July 15, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. Illinoistom

    If Speaker Pelosi is correct that there is "no better leader or advocate for America's working families" why is the President killing so many jobs? We need jobs to be working families, unless we can just all become politicians like Pelosi and Obama.

    July 15, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
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