(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.
Washington (CNN) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed Sen. John McCain's accusation that the recent spate of leaks about U.S. intelligence operations was politically motivated, calling the claim a "really a sad statement."
After the White House characterized McCain's remarks as "grossly irresponsible" on Wednesday, the Arizona Republican stood his ground, releasing a tough statement that repeated his assertion.FULL STORY
(CNN) – At an event to commemorate her 25 years in Congress, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi talked about the need for less money and more women in politics.
"The answer to almost every 'How can we do better?' is one word: women. More women in power," Pelosi said at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington.
(CNN) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi kept the “Hillary Clinton for president in 2016” refrain alive in an interview published Sunday.
(CNN) - Current House Speaker John Boehner and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi engaged in an elections expectations debate Sunday, with both forecasting a party victory in November.
Boehner, R-Ohio, acknowledged there will be some tough battles for Republicans, but said most GOP members are doing “very well.”
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and congressional leaders met Wednesday to discuss upcoming budget deadlines, one day after House Speaker John Boehner drew a line in the sand over what could be another bitter showdown between the White House and Congress later this year.
The president focused on his "to-do list" for Capitol Hill, a five-step plan of fiscal policies the White House says is aimed at building economic growth. But Boehner's office said the meeting largely centered on the next scheduled debt ceiling hike, set to go to a vote at the end of the year, along with a "fiscal cliff" of expiring tax policies and new spending cuts coming before Congress, all by January 1.FULL STORY