Nancy Pelosi Articles

Pelosi: Release of American Hostages Should Not Be Part of Iran Deal

12:26 PM, Jul 16, 2015

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that the release of four Americans being held in Iran should not be part of a deal with the Islamic Republic. 

"Do you think the four American hostages being held in Iran should be released as a precondition to any deal made about Iran?" asked a reporter at a briefing.

"No," Pelosi answered quickly. "It would have been good, but it's just—no. This is a nuclear deal." Watch the video below:

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Pelosi: 'The Clintons Will Have To Answer For The Foundation'

2:10 PM, May 29, 2015

Nancy Pelosi told MSNBC that "the Clintons will have to answer for the foundation."

The comment came after Pelosi was asked about a story in the New York Times that states Bill Clinton accepted an award at a charity event only after that charity paid the Clinton Foundation $500,000.

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Flashback: Top Dems Praised Bergdahl-Taliban Swap

2:43 PM, Mar 25, 2015

The United States Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and "misbehavior before the enemy." Bergdahl allegedly abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by Taliban-aligned forces for nearly five years before the Obama administration negotiated a deal with the Taliban forces.

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Pelosi: 'I Was Near Tears Throughout the Prime Minister’s Speech'

12:39 PM, Mar 03, 2015

Nancy Pelosi reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech by saying, "I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech."

Here's her full statement:

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Pelosi Threatens to Shut Down the Government

4:03 PM, Dec 11, 2014

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi of California has announced her opposition to the 2015 omnibus spending bill. Congress is attempting to pass the bill to continue funding for the federal government, which runs out at 12 midnight Friday morning. Without passing this bill or a short-term continuing resolution, the government will necessarily shut down.

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Hillary Speeches Cost San Francisco Police $21,000

11:17 AM, Nov 21, 2014

Hillary Clinton has made several trips to San Francisco in the past year, with all of them costing the city's police department more than $21,000 in extra expenses—including more than $10,000 for a single event with Nancy Pelosi.

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Pelosi Skips Obama Dinner for Billy Joel

9:35 PM, Nov 19, 2014

Former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi picked Billy Joel over President Barack Obama. 

"Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) opted to appear at a star-studded event honoring Billy Joel rather than meet with President Obama on Wednesday night to discuss his plans for executive action on immigration," the Hill reports.

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Pelosi: 'I’m Not Going Anywhere'

7:35 AM, Nov 07, 2014

Nancy Pelosi is staying right where she is -- minority leader of the House of Representatives. And she emailed supporters last night to let them know she wasn't "going anywhere."

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Pelosi: 'Catastrophe'

Warns of 'largest GOP majority in the House since Herbert Hoover was in the White House.'
2:04 PM, Nov 02, 2014

Nancy Pelosi is warning of "Catastrophe." At least, that's what she is saying in her latest appeal for cash before Tuesday's election.

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Is There a Dr. Hayworth in the House?

9:20 AM, Oct 17, 2014

Orange County, N.Y.
Tucked away in the bedroom community of the Hudson Valley lies a late-breaking sleeper race between Democratic Rep. Sean Maloney and former Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth. The competition has received little national attention, with most prognosticators giving Maloney a decided edge.

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The Toxic Democratic Brand

9:35 AM, Oct 09, 2014

For years, it's been axiomatic among political observers that the GOP "brand" is damaged. There is certainly merit to this observation, though it is often bandied about in contexts where there's little to no evidence supporting that conclusion.

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Democratic Party Giving Away Hillary's 'Hard Choices'

6:35 PM, Jun 18, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is giving away a signed copy of Hillary Clinton's latest memoir, Hard Choices. In an email sent out to the DCCC's list, Nancy Pelosi says the book will be given to someone who signs an e-card thanking Clinton for serving this nation.

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Obama Consults Iraq War Architects on Iraq

4:00 PM, Jun 18, 2014

President Obama sought the advice of three initial supporters of the Iraq war on the current situation in Iraq. According to a White House readout of the meeting, the president this afternoon met with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner, all of whom voted to authorize the Iraq war (except Pelosi, who supported intervening recently in Syria). 

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Pelosi Tries to Amend Constitution Via Fundraising Email

12:32 PM, Jun 10, 2014

Nancy Pelosi is fundraising to amend the Constitution of the United States. 

"You might miss out on history," she writes in an email sent out on the Mother Jones email list.

"931,561 people and counting have added their name calling for a Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United.

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On VA, It’s Not the Money?

2:33 PM, May 23, 2014
In a Memorial Day piece for The Hill, Nancy Pelosi writes: With every generation of Americans that has put on the uniform comes a renewed responsibility to meet the standard set by the origi  Read more

Speak For Yourself

7:55 AM, Apr 28, 2014

Evidently, it is news when a spokesman for House minority leader Nancy Pelosi issues a statement denouncing the "failures of the Republican Congress.” 

Could you not, upon learning of this, be knocked off your feet with a feather?

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Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement: Impasse Ends on TRA Anniversary Date

1:31 PM, Apr 09, 2014

The student leaders of Taiwan’s Sunflower movement, having occupied the legislative chambers in the capital of Taipei for the past three weeks, recently announced plans for demonstrators to vacate the floor of the Legislative Yuan on April 10. The students have been expressing their strong reservations about the proposed Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) between Taiwan and mainland China, which they fear would bring Taiwan too firmly into Beijing’s economic orbit.

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Pelosi: Sochi a 'Very Bad Choice to Have the Olympics'

10:22 AM, Feb 07, 2014

Former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says Sochi is a "very bad choice to have the Olympics":

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NRCC Chair Makes In-Kind Contribution to DCCC!

3:45 PM, Jan 30, 2014

National Republican Congressional Committee chair Rep. Greg Walden told reporters at the House Republican retreat that immigration votes are "probably months out" and will be after the congressional primaries are mostly over.

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Foreign Policy Experts to Congressional Leaders: Enforce Iranian Compliance With Nuclear Deal

3:01 PM, Jan 09, 2014

More than 70 foreign policy experts have signed a letter addressed to the leaders in both parties in both houses of Congress urging them to enforce Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal agreed upon in Geneva late last year. Read the full text of the letter, organized by the Foreign Policy Initiative, below:

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The Pelosi Program

11:07 AM, Oct 28, 2013

Former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is in the news today, following:

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Nancy Pelosi Confuses Constitution With Declaration of Independence

7:24 AM, Sep 24, 2013


Speaking last Wednesday at the Center for American Progress (CAP), Democratic Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi became a little confused at one point, stumbling over her words and flipping through her notes while referencing one of the founding documents of the United States.  Rep. Pelosi was recalling an early women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York 165 years ago.

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No Mas. We're Done.

10:17 AM, Sep 23, 2013

Nancy Pelosi says that when it comes to the budget, there is no fat left.  Every dime of spending is essential. 

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Nancy Pelosi Invokes a Priest's Sermon to Say GOP Is 'Preying on People'

5:03 AM, Sep 20, 2013

Wednesday Nancy Pelosi spoke at the Center for American Progress to help mark the launch the organization's new initiative called “Fair Shot: A Plan for Women and Families to Get Ahead.”  In her remarks, Pelosi referenced the Republicans' plan to scale back the food stamp program, the cost of which has more than doubled in the past four years.  She recalled a sermon she recently heard in Houston where she attended mass:

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GOP Rep: Defunding Obamacare Risks Returning Pelosi to Speaker's Office

12:11 PM, Aug 15, 2013

Adam Kinzinger, a sophomore Republican House member from Illinois, told constituents at a meeting earlier this week that trying to defund Obamacare could hurt the GOP and lose enough House seats to return the majority to the Democrats. The effort, supported by some conservatives in both houses of Congress, is to block a federal budget resolution that contains funding for Obamacare's implementation.

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If You Want Out of Your Health Care Plan...

12:38 PM, Aug 05, 2013
Nancy Pelosi, while she was still speaker of the House and ramrodding the Affordable Health Care Act, famously said that it would be necessary to pass the legislation in order to find out what was in it.  Read more

Nancy Pelosi Attends Wendy Davis Fundraiser in Washington

10:44 AM, Jul 26, 2013

Wendy Davis, the abortion cheerleader from Texas who's considering a run for governor, held a fundraiser yesterday at a popular restaurant across from the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Perhaps the highest-profile attendee was former speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was caught on video leaving the event:

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Pelosi Stops Talking About Abortion

4:30 PM, Jun 20, 2013

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi ripped Republicans for not spending enough money on food stamps"They're taking food out of the mouths of babies," Pelosi said of her Republican colleagues following the defeat of the farm bill in a floor vote.

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House Passes Bill Restricting Post-Viability Abortions

6:04 PM, Jun 18, 2013

The House of Representatives voted 228 to 196 on Tuesday evening to pass a bill that prohibits most abortions later than 22 weeks in pregnancy (20 weeks after conception), the point by which some infants can survive long-term if born and the point by which medical science indicates they can feel pain. The bill contains exceptions for late-term abortions in the cases of rape, incest, or when a physical health condition puts the life of the mother at risk.

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