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Late Night Chortles Over 'Motionless' Mike Pence

The vice president was at the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer meeting and ... oddly quiet

(Newser) - Things got heated Tuesday during an Oval Office meeting on border security between President Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. But while their interaction was intense enough to earn a spot in the late-night rounds, VP Mike Pence didn't escape notice—despite doing his best job... More »

Things Just Got Crazy Heated in the Oval Office

Trump, Pelosi, Schumer argue about the border wall

(Newser) - President Trump dug in his heels on Twitter about his proposed border wall Tuesday morning. Then he dug in his heels again, hard, this time in the Oval Office and on camera. "Trump, Pelosi And Schumer Got Into A Big Fight About The Wall On Live TV" is how... More »

Deal or No Deal, 'Wall Will Get Built'

Ahead of meeting with Democrats, Trump claims progress on wall has hindered migrants

(Newser) - President Trump's Tuesday meeting with Democratic leaders to negotiate funding for his proposed border wall should be interesting given that Trump started the morning by claiming work is already well underway and will be fully completed regardless of what Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have to say. "If... More »

Pelosi Takes Hard Line on Paying for Border Wall

Trump warns about 'Boarder Security'

(Newser) - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Trump's border wall in exchange for helping hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation. Funding for the wall—a top Trump priority—and legal protections for so-called Dreamers, a key Democratic goal, should not... More »

Dems Pick Pelosi as Speaker, but 'Showdown' Vote Looms

The full House will vote Jan. 3

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi has won the battle but not the war. She was on Wednesday nominated to be speaker by her fellow House Democrats, but what the AP calls a "showdown vote" looms: The full House will vote on Jan. 3. Politico reports the final tally in what was a... More »

Pelosi's Biggest Challenger for Speakership Backs Off

Or, her biggest challenger so far

(Newser) - As far as giving thanks goes, Nancy Pelosi is likely uttering a word of gratitude for this development: Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio on Tuesday threw her support behind Pelosi as speaker of the House, in the process removing her name from the list of potential challengers. CNN reports that... More »

Pelosi's Future as Speaker 'in Serious Jeopardy'

16 House Democrats vow to oppose her

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi continues to face a revolt from within her own party . Sixteen House Democrats released a letter Monday vowing not to vote for her as speaker, the Washington Post reports. It's unclear exactly how many Democrat votes Pelosi will need to prevail in her bid to once again... More »

Pelosi May Not Be Speaker After All

To get the post again, she'll have to fend off a revolt among House Democrats

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi hopes to be House speaker again, and the first big step happened on election night when Democrats reclaimed control of the chamber. The second step, however, is no gimme. Pelosi now has to fend off a revolt among Democrats who say it's time the 78-year-old relinquished her... More »

Day One of Orientation: Protest at Pelosi's Office

Newcomer Ocasio-Cortez joins activists pushing for climate change legislation

(Newser) - It was a pretty safe bet that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was going to get a lot of attention in DC Tuesday as orientation began for new incoming members of Congress. The 29-year-old from Queens is, after all, the youngest woman ever elected to the House. But Ocasio-Cortez made more headlines than... More »

Democrats Retake House for First Time Since 2010

Pelosi promises a 'new day in America'

(Newser) - It wasn't exactly a blue tsunami, but Democrats regained control of the House for the first time since 2010 in Tuesday's midterm elections after flipping at least 26 seats on their way to the 218 needed for a majority, dealing a massive blow to President Trump's hopes... More »

Trump Warns Mexico, Says He'll Send Military to Border

President wants caravan of migrants from Honduras to be turned away

(Newser) - President Trump said Thursday that he's ready to send the US military to the border to keep a caravan of mostly Honduran migrants out. In a series of tweets , Trump also reiterated threats to withhold financial aid to Central American nations, with particular attention to Mexico. "I must,... More »

Pelosi Pressures Ryan Over Putin Invite to Washington

GOP leaders say Putin has not been invited to address Congress

(Newser) - A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan says Russian President Vladimir Putin should not expect an invitation to address Congress if he visits Washington in the fall. Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong says "the only one talking about inviting Putin to address Congress is Nancy Pelosi," a jab at... More »

Pelosi's Speech for Dreamers Breaks 109-Year-Old Record

House Minority leader spoke for over 8 hours

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech Wednesday in an attempt to force a House vote on protections for the "Dreamer" immigrants—and to prove to an increasingly angry wing of progressives and activists that she has done all she could, the AP reports. Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing... More »

Pelosi, Schumer Say Trump Has Asked for New Meeting

They'll visit White House day before shutdown deadline

(Newser) - The duo nicknamed "Chuck and Nancy" in disparaging tweets by President Trump has agreed to meet Trump and other Republican leaders to discuss a spending deal Thursday—the day before the deadline for a possible government shutdown. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pulled... More »

John Conyers in Hospital for Stress

And Nancy Pelosi is now calling for congressman to resign

(Newser) - Amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations , Rep. John Conyers' office confirms that the 88-year-old was hospitalized overnight in Detroit, per WDIV . A political consultant who noted he spoke with Conyers' wife, Monica, early Thursday said the Michigan congressman is being treated for stress-related issues. "We want you to... More »

Pelosi, Schumer Bail on Trump Meeting After Tweet

President said he didn't 'see a deal'

(Newser) - The Washington Post calls it a "make-or-break" meeting, and it looks like it's officially broke: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have pulled out of a planned meeting Tuesday with President Trump that was to also be attended by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, reports USA Today . The five... More »

John Conyers Quits Post Atop Judiciary Committee

The Michigan congressman has been accused of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in Congress, the AP reports. In a statement, the 88-year-old lawmaker... More »

One US Representative Is Worth More than $476M

Jared Polis tops list of wealthiest members of Congress

(Newser) - Most members of Congress are millionaires, but which ones are the millionaire-iest? That's the question 24/7 Wall St. set out to answer, compiling a list of the 25 wealthiest members of Congress based on data from the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics' Opensecrets.org. Eighteen of the lawmakers on... More »

Tesla Restores Power at Puerto Rico Children's Hospital

Company builds massive solar array in parking lot

(Newser) - Puerto Rico is still struggling weeks after two powerful hurricanes last month—the territory's Electric Power Authority said Wednesday morning that power service was at 25%—but, thanks to Tesla, electricity has been restored at a San Juan children's hospital. The company used its solar panels and batteries... More »

Trump Wants Hard-Line Measures in Return for DACA Deal

List makes no attempt at compromise, Democrats complain

(Newser) - The "deal" with President Trump on DACA that top Democrats spoke of last month is still very much a work in progress—and the two sides are so far apart that it might not happen at all. In a list of "principles" released by the White House Sunday... More »

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