Unlikely bedfellows: Colbert headed for Democrats' retreat
February 7th, 2013
07:55 PM ET
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
Pelosi threatens House vote on tax bill
December 2nd, 2012
03:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Pelosi threatens House vote on tax bill

(CNN) - Warning that "the clock is ticking," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday reiterated her threat to bring about a House vote on a bill that would extend the Bush-era tax cuts for families making $250,000, but would allow the tax breaks to expire for those above the threshold.

The Democratic-controlled Senate already passed its version of the bill in July, with strong support from President Barack Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fiscal Cliff • Nancy Pelosi
Boehner, Pelosi team up for Speaker Tip O'Neill tribute
November 27th, 2012
12:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Boehner, Pelosi team up for Speaker Tip O'Neill tribute

Washington (CNN) - It was Tip O'Neill who coined the phrase "all politics is local."

So it's somehow fitting that Congress is looking to commemorate the 34-year congressional career of the former House speaker by making an office building on the edge of Capitol Hill his namesake.
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Filed under: John Boehner • Nancy Pelosi
November 15th, 2012
11:53 AM ET
2 years ago

House Democratic women's numbers don't yet add up to power

Washington (CNN) - When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that she would seek to keep her leadership role she stood flanked by a cheering phalanx of her female colleagues.

Pelosi, who prior to the Democratic Party's loss of the House in 2010 served as its first female speaker, sandwiched her announcement between pointed comments about the Democratic agenda and how she sees her party's policies as helpful to women. Pelosi said she would vie to keep her leadership role "in order to continue work on empowering women."

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Filed under: 2012 • House Democrats • Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi intends to remain Democratic leader
November 14th, 2012
04:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Pelosi intends to remain Democratic leader

Washington (CNN) – After keeping colleagues and most of her aides in the dark about her post-election plans for more than a week, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi finally told House Democrats she intended to run again for her post. The official vote isn't until after Thanksgiving, but Pelosi will likely get overwhelming support from her colleagues.

After Pelosi revealed her plans at a closed-door caucus meeting on Wednesday, House Democrats cheered loudly and chants of "two more years" erupted in the room, according to several sources in attendance.
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Filed under: House • Nancy Pelosi
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