December 12th, 2013
04:19 PM ET
4 months ago

Pelosi to Democrats on budget deal: 'Embrace the suck'

(CNN) – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told her caucus in a meeting Wednesday to "embrace the suck" over a bipartisan budget deal reached earlier this week that the House is set to vote on Thursday evening.

The phrase sums up well how her party feels about the deal, Pelosi told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper.


Filed under: Budget • Nancy Pelosi • The Lead
Pelosi defends Obamacare claims, can’t predict effect on Dems in midterms
November 17th, 2013
11:12 AM ET
5 months ago

Pelosi defends Obamacare claims, can’t predict effect on Dems in midterms

Washington (CNN) – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday neither she nor President Barack Obama misled the American people when they said, during the run-up to the passage of Obamacare, that people could keep their health insurance plans.

Pelosi clarified their remarks, saying they only meant people could keep their plans if they had already signed up before Obama signed the bill in 2010.
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Filed under: 2014 • Nancy Pelosi • Obamacare
Pelosi rules out budget deal without new tax revenues
October 30th, 2013
04:04 PM ET
6 months ago

Pelosi rules out budget deal without new tax revenues

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is ruling out any budget deal that does not include new tax revenues.

She was responding to a report on Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal that said President Barack Obama has signaled he wouldn’t insist on that condition.
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Filed under: Congress • Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi pushes back on extending health care enrollment
October 23rd, 2013
01:47 PM ET
6 months ago

Pelosi pushes back on extending health care enrollment

Washington (CNN) - The top Democrat in the House is pushing back against calls to extend open enrollment in the new health care exchanges because of the massive technical problems plaguing HealthCare.gov.

"I don't support that," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday morning, just hours after Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire appeared to be the first Democrat in Congress to join a growing number of her Republican colleagues in suggesting the deadline be pushed back.

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Filed under: Health care • Jeanne Shaheen • John Dingell • Nancy Pelosi
September 22nd, 2013
09:00 AM ET
7 months ago

Pelosi 'optimistic' about fixing some labor worries in Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi acknowledged deep concerns by major unions about Obamacare in an interview that aired Sunday, but vowed to work on a plan to quell those worries.

"We're working on the issue," she said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: Congress • Health care • Nancy Pelosi • TV-State of the Union
September 22nd, 2013
09:00 AM ET
7 months ago

Pelosi: Hillary Clinton more ready for WH than husband or Obama was

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi continued to offer effusive praise for Hillary Clinton, saying the former secretary of state would be one of the best-prepared incoming presidents if she decided to run in 2016.

"If she does, she will win and when she becomes president, she'll be one of the best-equipped, best-prepared people to enter the White House in a very long time," Pelosi said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • Nancy Pelosi • TV-State of the Union
Pelosi's office clarifies her position on speakership
August 30th, 2013
12:16 PM ET
8 months ago

Pelosi's office clarifies her position on speakership

(CNN) – Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's office clarified on Friday her apparent disinterest in returning to her old job as House speaker.

Her spokesman suggested she would be open to resuming the speakership if elected to the position, and said they asked for a correction to the edited version of the interview published in The National Journal on Thursday.
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Filed under: House • House Democrats • Nancy Pelosi
Obama: I'm not opposed because of race
August 28th, 2013
08:26 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama: I'm not opposed because of race

Washington (CNN) - President Obama echoed past statements in a Wednesday interview with PBS' "Newshour," telling the show's anchors that Republican opposition to his agenda isn't motivated by the color of his skin.

"It doesn't have to do with race in particular," Obama said. "It has to do with an effort to make sure people who might otherwise challenge the existing ways that things work are divided."
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Filed under: Colin Powell • Nancy Pelosi • Political • Politics • President Clinton • President Obama
Pelosi delivers early birthday surprise to Obama
July 31st, 2013
10:59 AM ET
9 months ago

Pelosi delivers early birthday surprise to Obama

(CNN) - His birthday isn't until Sunday, but President Barack Obama will receive an early surprise Wednesday during his meeting with House Democrats.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will present Obama with a dark chocolate cake topped with the presidential seal, and frosted with the words "Happy Birthday, Mr. President."
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Filed under: Nancy Pelosi • President Obama
Pelosi blasts Weiner, Filner: Do your therapy in private
July 25th, 2013
12:25 PM ET
9 months ago

Pelosi blasts Weiner, Filner: Do your therapy in private

Washington (CNN) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tore into Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, saying Thursday the two former House Democrats should "get a clue" as they face backlash for their questionable behavior with women.

"Let me be very clear, the conduct of some of these people that we're talking about here is reprehensible," Pelosi said at her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Nancy Pelosi
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