Obama meetings couldn't have prevented gridlock, Pelosi says
March 10th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama meetings couldn't have prevented gridlock, Pelosi says

(CNN) – The stalemate in Washington is not because President Barack Obama has held himself above meeting with Republicans, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday.

In an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union," the chamber's top Democrat said Obama respects congressional Republicans and called "just really not reality" the idea that Obama could have prevented gridlock by meeting with the GOP sooner.
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Filed under: Nancy Pelosi
March 9th, 2013
12:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama outreach to 'defuse' GOP opposition, Pelosi says

(CNN) – Breaking bread with Republican senators. Meeting with the GOP House and Senate caucuses. Sitting down to lunch with the GOP’s budget point man – who tried to bump him from the White House last year.

Is President Barack Obama, as one pundit said, just hungry? Or is he engaging in a newfound effort to bridge gaps between the parties as his second term gets under way? The top Democrat in the House says the latter.
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Filed under: House • John Boehner • Nancy Pelosi • Paul Ryan • President Obama • Senate • TV-State of the Union
February 13th, 2013
04:48 PM ET
10 months ago

Nancy Pelosi is no fan of … Congress?

(CNN) - She's only asked for the job 14 times.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has represented her San Francisco district in the House since 1987. She's served as speaker and is currently the top Democrat in the House. But she told CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo in an interview that she is no fan of Congress.
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Filed under: Congress • Nancy Pelosi
'We've had plenty of spending cuts,' says Pelosi
February 10th, 2013
12:24 PM ET
1 year ago

'We've had plenty of spending cuts,' says Pelosi

Washington (CNN) – As lawmakers continue looking for ways to reduce the federal deficit, House Democratic leaders remain committed to a program that includes tax increases and some spending cuts.

That was the message from Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who said Sunday that cuts, if they come, must be from subsidies to oil companies rather than from Medicaid, Social Security or Pell grants.
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Filed under: Budget • Nancy Pelosi
Unlikely bedfellows: Colbert headed for Democrats' retreat
February 7th, 2013
07:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Unlikely bedfellows: Colbert headed for Democrats' retreat

(CNN) - To the people of Colbert Nation, a retreat for Democratic House members may be the last place they'd expect to find Stephen Colbert.

Unless the comedian who plays a conservative on television is plotting to take the Democrats down.
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Filed under: Congress • Democrats • Nancy Pelosi
January 16th, 2013
04:02 PM ET
1 year ago

House Dems call NRA ad 'completely inappropriate... dangerous'

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic leaders in Congress are accusing the National Rifle Association of crossing a line with the group's new ad aimed at President Obama's gun control proposals.

The spot calls attention to the Secret Service protection guarding the President's daughters at their private school in Washington, D.C. The ad goes on to echo the group's proposal for armed police officers at schools nationwide.
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Filed under: Nancy Pelosi • NRA • President Obama
Not to be frozen out: Pelosi explains 'Photoshopped' photo
January 4th, 2013
01:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Not to be frozen out: Pelosi explains 'Photoshopped' photo

(CNN) - It's a historical photo which shows the 61 Democratic Congresswomen who were sworn in on Thursday.

Except it never (fully) happened.
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Filed under: Congress • Nancy Pelosi
Congressional leaders speak after White House fiscal cliff meeting
December 28th, 2012
05:34 PM ET
10 months ago

Congressional leaders speak after White House fiscal cliff meeting

Washington (CNN) - Congressional leaders spoke Friday after meeting about the fiscal cliff with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Congressional leaders attending the meeting was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Vice President Joe Biden was to be in attendance, the White House said, and an administration official said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner would attend as well.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Harry Reid • John Boehner • Mitch McConnell • Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi, House Democrats push for quick action on gun laws
December 19th, 2012
04:16 PM ET
1 year ago

Pelosi, House Democrats push for quick action on gun laws

Washington (CNN) – Joining a chorus of voices wanting tougher gun laws, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi took her own step towards reform Wednesday by announcing a new task force on preventing gun violence.

"Here in Congress, what we need now are not more words. What we need is action," Pelosi said, announcing Rep. Mike Thompson, a wounded Vietnam veteran and "avid hunter" from California, as the leader of the group.
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Filed under: Carolyn McCarthy • Gun rights • House • Nancy Pelosi
Former speaker to current speaker: 'Figure it out'
December 12th, 2012
03:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Former speaker to current speaker: 'Figure it out'

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who handed over the House speaker's gavel to Republican John Boehner two years ago, suggested he follow her lead when faced with intra-party division and "figure it out."

Asked whether Boehner should be willing to put his speakership on the line to get a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill, "That's what we all take the job to do - to risk it for something, not to just sit in the office."
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Filed under: John Boehner • Nancy Pelosi
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