(CNN) - President Barack Obama telephoned key congressional leaders on Wednesday, including the top Republican in both the House and Senate, an Obama official told reporters traveling with the president.
He placed the calls "to talk about the legislative agenda for the remainder of the year" and discuss the message that he believed voters sent on Tuesday, according to a statement on the calls provided to the reporters.
(CNN) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted House Republicans Tuesday for requesting a hearing next week on the State Department's handling of last month's deadly consulate attack in Libya.
With Congress in recess for the campaign season, Pelosi argued on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" that if the GOP wants to look into the Libya issue, they should return for votes on other pending legislation, as well.
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(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign and the Republican National Committee aligned President Barack Obama with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in a new television ad Tuesday, one day before the year's first presidential debate.
"Who will raise taxes on the middle class? Barack Obama and the liberals already have," the ad's narrator says, as the video pauses on a photo of Obama and Pelosi smiling for a camera.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's latest campaign ad criticizes President Barack Obama, using an excerpt from a recently released book that recounts tension between Obama and top Democrats on Capitol Hill.
"If he cannot lead his own party, how can he lead America?" the ad asks.
(CNN) - In a rare moment bipartisanship, some on Capitol Hill Thursday saw the parties joining together to drive a nail, rather than drive a wedge.
House Speaker John Boehner stepped in to assist House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi hammer in a ceremonial first nail.
Boehner, Pelosi, and other legislative leaders were appearing at a ceremony marking the start of construction on the platform for the presidential inauguration in January.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's pick of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate will give Democrats a better shot at retaking control of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, said in an interview airing Sunday.
Pelosi, a Democrat, said Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare was a nonstarter among senior citizens, meaning Democrats are better poised to assume the majority in the lower chamber.
(CNN) - The top House Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, welcomed Paul Ryan back to Congress in true partisan style Thursday with a video highlighting Ryan's vote for a measure enacting automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration, and other heated political topics.
A combative and long-standing Democratic figure in Washington, Pelosi posted the video to her YouTube page as Congress reconvenes from their summer recess and Ryan returns to Washington after being tapped as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate on August 11.
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, no stranger to receiving or giving political criticism, quickly took aim at major Republican policies Monday while addressing her home state's delegation at event ahead of the Democratic National Convention.
"Destruction is (the GOP's) political philosophy. It's not that they have a better idea," she told the California crowd at a breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina. "But doing nothing is their philosophy. They do not believe in a public role."
(CNN) – Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. should take all the time he needs to get well now that his office has announced the Illinois Democrat is under treatment for a mood disorder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.
Jackson, son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson, has not been on Capitol Hill since late May. In June, his office announced he was taking a leave of absence because he was suffering from a "medical condition."FULL STORY
(CNN) – The Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. House offered sharply divergent projections Sunday on President Barack Obama's health care law, which was deemed constitutional Thursday by the Supreme Court and which faces a repeal vote on Capitol Hill in just over a week.
House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican and proponent of the law's repeal, said the court's ruling was "shocking," but maintained it did carry an upside for the GOP.