Articles by Nancy Pelosi

  • Jobs Speech
    Obama Jobs Speech: Proposed $300B Package, Republicans Won’t Respond

    September 07 2011 12:38 PM EDT

    President Barack Obama is said to be planning to inject about $300 billion into the economy next year through tax cuts and infrastructure spending, and will present his plan in a speech later this week.But Republicans won't show up for Obama's address or offer an official televised rebuttal, as they say the President's speech will sink or swim on its own

  • Jobs Speech
    Obama Speech: Pelosi Peeved, Pressure Mounting on Jobs Plan

    September 07 2011 10:25 AM EDT

    President Barack Obama's anticipated jobs speech is still more than a day away but already it's causing a controversial rift among Republican and Democratic leaders. Republicans have decided not to give a rebuttal to the Obama's speech Thursday before Congress, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the lack of response will be disrespectful to the President and to the American people.

  • Residents walk in the city as a big banner of of U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured on a building, in Mumbai
    Analysis: Obama's Trade Legacy in a Crucible This Fall

    September 02 2011 6:39 PM EDT

    After a slow start that has frustrated U.S. business groups, the next four months could be important to President Barack Obama's legacy on trade.

  • At Issue: U.S. Debt Deal
    ‘Super’ Debt Committee Sets Date For First Meeting

    September 02 2011 4:43 PM EDT

    Bipartisan committee will meet same day as Obama's economy speech.

  • Rudolph Giuliani and Mario Cuomo
    Will An Italian-American Ever Be Elected President?

    August 30 2011 7:29 AM EDT

    Keep in mind that since the election of John F. Kennedy, no Catholic has ascended to the White House. Neither has a woman, or a Jew, or an Asian or a Latino.

  • Obama Bus Tour (10 of 11)
    Obama, GOP Hopefuls Tour the Country, Keep Tabs on Each Other

    August 16 2011 5:48 PM EDT

    Obama and presidential contenders point out flaws, defend themselves.

  • At Issue: U.S. Deficit Reduction
    U.S. Debt Deal: With Super Committee Seats Filled, Hard Work Begins

    August 12 2011 11:25 AM EDT

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., rounded out the super committee by announcing her three House Democratic members for the special bipartisan board. Now the tough work begins: reducing the deficit by at least another $1.5 trillion over 10 years, and as far as the financial markets are concerned, the sooner the reduction is announced, the better.

  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, the biggest debtor in the 2012 presidential race
    Gingrich Dead On About Super Committee Deficiencies

    August 12 2011 9:43 AM EDT

    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich hasn't had much success in the race of late, losing all momentum and most of his staff, but finally got back on track last night in a televised debate.

  • House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
    Nancy Pelosi Picks Her Three ?Super? Debt Committee Members

    August 12 2011 9:35 AM EDT

    Choices add diversity to the panel.

  • A man dressed as the statue of Liberty at a tax assistance business in northern Virginia
    Republican Dave Camp Rules Nothing Out for Debt Panel

    August 11 2011 7:03 PM EDT

    A leading Republican lawmaker would not rule out tax increases on Thursday if they fostered economic growth, adding that "everything is on the table" for a U.S. congressional panel charged with forging a deal to cut the deficit.

  • House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
    'Super Committee' Members Announced by Pelosi

    August 11 2011 3:16 PM EDT

    The House minority leader picked Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Xavier Becerra of California and James Clyburn of South Carolina, rounding out the 12-member deficit-fighting panel.

  • For Discussion: U.S. Budget Deficit
    U.S. Debt Deal: Could Super Committee Help Calm Markets With Deficit Reduction?

    August 11 2011 11:40 AM EDT

    With the appointment of nine of 12 members, the "super committee" charged with reducing the budget deficit by at least another $1.5 trillion is taking shape. The body could help stabilize the financial markets by announcing a ?quick-start? agreement on additional debt reduction.

  • Republican tax hardliners on U.S. debt super panel

    August 10 2011 7:26 PM EDT

    Republicans named their six members on Wednesday to a U.S. congressional deficit-reduction super committee, including a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement and other no-new-taxes hardliners.

  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to the press during debt reduction talks on Capitol Hill in Washington
    U.S. Debt Deal: Reid Picks Murray, Baucus, Kerry for Decisive 'Supercommittee'

    August 09 2011 7:08 PM EDT

    Sen. Harry Reid announced that he is appointing Sens. Patty Murray (Wash.), Max Baucus (Mont.) and John Kerry (Mass.) to a 12 member committee, mandated by the U.S. debt deal, that will be responsible for slicing more than $1 trillion out of the federal deficit.

  • U.S. Capitol
    House Ends 200-Year-Old Page Program

    August 09 2011 1:48 AM EDT

    House Leaders announced on Monday that they are shutting down the House page program, a nearly 200-year-old institution which allowed high school students to serve as messengers and learn about the Congress

  • U.S. President Barack Obama listens to a birthday song for him at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago
    Jay-Z, Tom Hanks, Chris Rock party for Obama's 50th

    August 05 2011 1:56 PM EDT

    When you are the leader of the free world, you can invite whomever you want to an event and they will show up.

  • Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords smiles at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, the day after the launch of Endeavour and the day before her cranioplasty, in this May 17, 2011 photo released on her Facebook page June 12, 2011.
    Shooting victim Giffords returns for debt vote

    August 02 2011 11:35 AM EDT

    Representative Gabrielle Giffords returned to the House floor on Monday for the first time since she was shot in the head in January, receiving a thunderous ovation from Democrats and Republicans alike.

  • Financial Crisis: U.S. Debt Ceiling in Pictures
    Gabrielle Giffords returns for debt vote

    August 02 2011 10:39 AM EDT

    Representative Gabrielle Giffords returned to the U.S. House on Monday night for the first time since an assassination attempt, drawing thunderous applause in a rare moment of unity during a contentious vote to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.

  • Gabrielle Giffords
    Gabrielle Giffords Returns: Yes, Miracles Do Happen

    August 02 2011 9:27 AM EDT

    U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords reminded Washington and the rest of America and watching world that yes, miracles do happen. Her arrival on the scene to cast a vote for the debt-limit bill came at just the right moment.

  • Financial Crisis: U.S. Debt Ceiling in Pictures
    Gabrielle Giffords Attends Congress: Will She Run for Re-Election?

    August 02 2011 1:17 AM EDT

    Turning a new page in her post-shooting life, U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords attended Congress last night to take part in the voting on the debt deal.

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