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Graham Hopes Letter Will Stop Pelosi From Destroying America

Says he's sending her a note that explains GOP senators won't impeach Trump over call

(Newser) - Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's going to send Nancy Pelosi a letter that he hopes will stop her from "destroy[ing] the nation for no good." That's what she and her fellow House Democrats are doing in pursuing an impeachment inquiry, he says. "I want Nancy... More »

Pelosi to Trump: You're Not Above the Law

She fires back after White House calls impeachment inquiry 'illegitimate'

(Newser) - The White House has called the Trump impeachment inquiry "illegitimate" —and Nancy Pelosi has accused the president of thinking he is above the law. "For a while, the President has tried to normalize lawlessness. Now, he is trying to make lawlessness a virtue." After White House... More »

Trump Accuses Pelosi of Treason

He says House speaker, other Democrats 'must be impeached'

(Newser) - President Trump is continuing to fight back against the impeachment inquiry by calling for his critics to be impeached. After calling for Mitt Romney's impeachment on Saturday—and continuing to hammer him Sunday —the president called for the impeachment of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday night, accusing... More »

Trump: Pelosi Is No Longer Speaker of the House

Rather, she's been 'taken over by the radical left,' president claims at press conference

(Newser) - President Trump addressed the ongoing Ukraine phone call controversy during a press conference Wednesday in New York after he'd spent the day at the UN General Assembly. The news conference—his first since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that an impeachment inquiry would be launched following a whistleblower's... More »

What Happens Next in the Impeachment Inquiry

Republicans are gearing up for battle

(Newser) - Now that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry, President Trump faces the possibility of joining Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton as one of the few presidents to be impeached in American history—but whether the GOP-controlled Senate will vote to convict him is... More »

Here's What Trump Has to Say About Impeachment Inquiry


(Newser) - As expected , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced that House Democrats will launch a formal impeachment inquiry following President Trump's Ukraine phone call controversy , CNN reports. The announcement came after her closed-door all-caucus meeting . "The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law,... More »

Report: Pelosi Is Testing the Waters on Impeachment

Lawmaker says there has been a 'seismic change in mood'

(Newser) - After months of resisting calls to impeach President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warming to the idea and has been sounding out Democratic caucus members, insiders say. One freshman Democratic lawmaker tells Politico that there has been a "seismic change in mood" amid reports that Trump pressured Ukraine'... More »

Pelosi: I'd Have Held Lewandowski in Contempt

She tells Democrats she'd have done it 'right then and there' during Tuesday hearing

(Newser) - House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler didn't hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt for his "completely unacceptable" behavior during a hearing Tuesday—but Nancy Pelosi would have been stricter. Sources tell Politico that the House speaker told a group of lawmakers Wednesday that she would have held President Trump'... More »

Most House Democrats Now Support Impeachment Inquiry

118 members are on the record now

(Newser) - Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not among them, but most House Democrats now want to launch an inquiry into impeaching President Trump. Rep. Salud Carbajal of California tipped the balance Friday, NBC News reports, saying Trump's actions are criminal, as he "evaded truth, encouraged his staff to lie repeatedly... More »

Hard-Won Budget, Debt Deal Clears the Senate

The drama-free solution involved compromise on both sides

(Newser) - A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Trump's endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies, the AP reports. The legislation passed by a 67-28 vote as Trump and his GOP allies relied... More »

Baltimore to Trump: 'Better to Have a Few Rats Than Be One'

The 'Baltimore Sun' is having none of the president's criticism of Elijah Cummings' district

(Newser) - Charm City isn't exactly bothering to be charming after the president of the United States attacked Baltimore as a "very dangerous & filthy place" that is the "Worst in the USA” and a "rat and rodent infested mess." The Baltimore Sun pulled zero punches in... More »

Pelosi After AOC Meeting: There Was No 'Hatchet' to Bury

House speaker says she and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez had a 'positive' meeting Friday on 'range of issues'

(Newser) - The House of Representatives is about to take a six-week recess, but one notable meeting took place Friday that provoked some "palace intrigue," per Politico . House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent 30 minutes behind closed doors with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, after weeks of what seemed to be a tense... More »

After Mueller's Big Day, Pelosi Spurns Impeachment Push

Hours of testimony apparently fail to move the needle

(Newser) - Mueller Day is over, and the assessments continue to roll in. One common theme in coverage is that if Democrats were hoping Robert Mueller's testimony would create a big push for impeachment, they were off the mark. Politico reports that in a closed-door meeting of the Democratic caucus... More »

House Votes to Condemn Trump's Comments

After a fight ensued on the House floor over Nancy Pelosi's use of the word 'racist'

(Newser) - The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to denounce President Trump's comments on four congresswomen of color, CNN reports. The vote was 240-187, with four Republicans (Will Hurd, Brian Fitzpatrick, Fred Upton, and Susan Brooks) and independent Justin Amash joining Democrats. The vote was delayed for nearly two hours after... More »

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 »

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