Nancy Pelosi

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Pelosi Says a Resolution Condemning Trump Is Coming

While Trump says, 'Many people agree with me'

(Newser) - Democrats and several right-wing commentators were quick to denounce President Trump's Sunday tweet that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested [countries] from which they came." Now Republican lawmakers are starting to offer their own take. In a... More »

Dowd: There's a 'Snot-Nosed Punk' in the Dem Fight

Columnist criticizes AOC and her chief of staff

(Newser) - Maureen Dowd helped spark this battle, and now she's taking sides. The New York Times columnist—whose Nancy Pelosi interview frayed tempers within the Democratic Party—reviews recent events and finds one side too extreme. "In the age of Trump, there is no more stupid proposition than that... More »

Just Go Back, Trump Tells 4 Women Lawmakers of Color

Pelosi says president wants to 'make America white again'

(Newser) - Four Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," President Trump said Sunday. The lawmakers—Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Omar— all are US citizens, the Washington Post points out. Omar's... More »

Black Lawmaker Accuses AOC of 'Using the Race Card'

Clay slams Ocasio-Cortez, 'ignorant' chief of staff

(Newser) - Discord in the Democratic caucus: After Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of targeting "newly elected women of color," several black and Latino lawmakers took Pelosi's side Thursday, including Rep. William Lacy Clay. Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, accused Ocasio-Cortez of "... More »

New Friction Emerges Between Pelosi, AOC

House speaker is tired of tweets from progressive Democrats

(Newser) - "You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, chiding members who've been airing frustrations over Twitter. "Do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just... More »

Pelosi Says Labor Secretary Must Resign

House Speaker criticizes 'unconscionable' plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein

(Newser) - Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta "must step down." That's the opinion of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following federal sex-trafficking charges against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who escaped a life sentence as part of a 2008 plea deal Acosta orchestrated while US attorney in Miami. Epstein avoided federal charges... More »

Pelosi: I Didn't Know About Any Plan to Strike Iran

She says president shouldn't act without Congress

(Newser) - Among those surprised to learn that the US came within 10 minutes of launching a strike on Iran was Nancy Pelosi. The House speaker told reporters Friday that she was not informed of any such plan after she and other lawmakers were briefed at the White House on Thursday. “... More »

Pelosi on Trump: 'I'm Done With Him'

But House speaker says her 'stock goes up' every time president criticizes her

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she's tired of the back-and-forth slams with President Trump. "I'm done with him," the House speaker said at a DC event moderated by Manu Raju of CNN . "I don't even want to talk about him," she said. "My... More »

Giuliani Likens Pelosi to Joseph McCarthy

Trump lawyer attacks her over alleged prison remark

(Newser) - President Trump's lawyer likened House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to "Red Scare" Sen. Joseph McCarthy on Sunday night, saying she wants to see Trump in prison but "doesn't have a particular crime in mind." Pelosi said Trump "should go to prison," Giuliani tweeted . "... More »

Trump Has Fiery Response to Pelosi's Alleged Comment

'She's a nasty, vindictive, horrible person'

(Newser) - An inflammatory quote that reportedly came from Nancy Pelosi about President Trump had the president hitting back Thursday. The original remark : "I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison," the House speaker supposedly said in a closed-door meeting this week, sources... More »

Day's Diciest Political Quote Attributed to Pelosi

'I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,' she said, per Politico

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi met with fellow Democratic leaders behind closed doors this week, and Politico reports by way of Democratic sources that she delivered quite a message: "I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison," the House speaker is quoted as saying... More »

Cooper Isn't Buying Facebook's Answers on Pelosi Video

After 2016 campaign, site promised to police disinformation

(Newser) - "Facebook has repeatedly told Congress and the American people that you’re serious about fighting disinformation and fake news," Anderson Cooper reminded a Facebook executive Friday in a CNN interview about an altered video that appeared to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drunk . "Yet this doctored video... More »

Fake 'Drunk Pelosi' Videos Spread on Social Media

YouTube removes slowed-down video

(Newser) - A video altered to make House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sound like she was drunk and slurring her words was shared widely on social media Thursday, with one version on Facebook receiving an estimated 2 million views. The video of Pelosi's Wednesday remarks at the Center for American Progress was... More »

Pelosi: Here's Why Trump Really Canceled Our Meeting

He actually wants impeachment proceedings, House speaker claims

(Newser) - The latest volley from Nancy Pelosi: The House speaker says President Trump wants Democrats to start impeachment proceedings because it will distract the public from the scandals dogging his administration. That's why, she said Thursday, the president actually canceled his infrastructure meeting with her and Chuck Schumer Wednesday: he... More »

Trump Cancels Meeting Over Pelosi Slam

'I don't do cover-ups,' says president after House speaker's allegation

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi and President Trump escalated their war of words on Wednesday. It began when the House speaker addressed reporters after a closed-door meeting of Democrats. "We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States, and we believe the president of the... More »

McGahn Is a No-Show, and Now Come the Consequences

'We will hold this President accountable—one way or the other,' says House Judiciary chair

(Newser) - The lines were drawn Tuesday as former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a subpoena to testify in front of the House Judiciary committee, as expected . Also as expected, House Democrats indicated they would move to hold him in contempt. "Let me be clear. This committee will hear Mr.... More »

'Full Rights' for LGBT People, a Pelosi Priority, Clears House

Similar measure lacks GOP support in Senate

(Newser) - Democrats in the House carried sweeping anti-discrimination legislation to passage Friday, a bill that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations, and other areas, the AP reports.... More »

Attorney General Had Quite a Question for Nancy Pelosi

'Did you bring your handcuffs?'

(Newser) - Attorney General Bill Barr ran into Nancy Pelosi at a DC function Wednesday, and their overhead remarks are, in the words of the Law & Crime blog, "really something." Hard to argue with that: Barr approached Pelosi at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service and asked, "... More »

Pelosi Adds New Idea to Impeachment Debate

A way to say 'impeachment' without doing it?

(Newser) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a new concept into the debate over President Donald Trump's actions: "self-impeaching." As Trump all but goads Democrats into impeachment proceedings, viewing the showdown as potentially valuable for his 2020 re-election campaign, Democrats appear to be showing restraint. Their investigations are... More »

Pelosi: Yes, This Is a 'Constitutional Crisis'

House speaker suggests other contempt charges might follow

(Newser) - Amid Wednesday's extraordinary day on Capitol Hill—one that featured a presidential declaration of executive privilege, followed by a House panel vote to hold the attorney general in contempt—Rep. Jerry Nadler declared that the nation was in a "constitutional crisis." On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi... More »

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