Articles by Nancy Pelosi

  • The U.S. Capitol Dome is lit after the first significant snowfall of the season as the House of Representatives worked late into the evening to pass the $858 billion package of renewed tax cuts and more unemployment benefits in Washington
    Republican rebels force new delay in debt crisis

    July 29 2011 2:47 AM EDT

    Urgent efforts to avoid an unprecedented U.S. debt default suffered a new blow on Thursday when some fiscally hardline Republicans blocked a budget deficit plan proposed by their own congressional leaders.

  • Snapshot: What to expect Thursday in debt crisis

    July 28 2011 9:07 AM EDT

    Here is what to expect on Thursday as lawmakers try to close in on a deal for Congress to raise the government's $14.3 trillion borrowing limit by an August 2 deadline and avoid a debt default:

  • Oregon's David Wu Quitting Congress Over Sex Allegations

    July 27 2011 4:08 AM EDT

    Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon announced on Tuesday that he would be resigning from Congress, following allegations of sex encounter with a teenage girl.

  • U.S. Congressman Wu is pictured in undated official photograph
    Oregon lawmaker to resign over sex scandal

    July 26 2011 6:58 PM EDT

    Oregon Democratic Congressman David Wu, accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with a campaign donor's teenage daughter, said on Tuesday he will resign his seat to defend himself against "these very serious allegations."

  • U.S. Rep. David Wu, D-Ore.
    Oregon Congressman Wu to Resign Amid Sex Scandal

    July 26 2011 12:53 PM EDT

    U.S. Rep. David Wu, D-Ore, will resign following allegations that he had a forced sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman.

  • U.S. Rep. David Wu, D-Ore.
    Oregon lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct will not run

    July 25 2011 9:48 PM EDT

    Oregon Democratic Congressman David Wu, accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with the teenage daughter of a campaign contributor, has decided not to run for reelection next year, a spokesman said on Monday.

  • Pelosi seeks ethics probe of Oregon Democrat Wu
    Pelosi seeks ethics probe of Oregon Democrat Wu

    July 25 2011 12:24 PM EDT

    House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said she will seek an ethics investigation Monday into sexual misconduct allegations against Representative David Wu.

  • Officials scramble for debt deal, markets on edge

    July 24 2011 8:12 PM EDT

    President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struggled on Sunday to break a partisan deadlock on a budget deal to avoid a U.S. debt default and reassure global markets, with no sign of a deal emerging.

  • U.S. Debt Deal Negotiations Resume
    Obama, Boehner Back at Debt Deal Table

    July 23 2011 7:10 PM EDT

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, took pains to underscore that not only have the debt deal talks resumed, he says all parties are working toward an agreement. Time certainly is of the essence: the U.S. has less than 10 days to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a default.

  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio
    Obama Summons Boehner for Emergency Debt Ceiling Talks at White House

    July 23 2011 9:08 AM EDT

    President Barack Obama summoned House Speaker John Boehner to White House after the Republican from Ohio threw the debt ceiling talks into disarray by withdrawing from discussions.

  • Twitter's Impact
    GOP, Tea Party Tweeted More Than Democrats in 2010 Election

    July 22 2011 11:17 AM EDT

    Republicans and Tea Party members used the social media Twitter more than Democrats during the midterm elections last year, according to a study by the University of Michigan.

  • Allen West
    Who Is Allen West?

    July 20 2011 6:35 PM EDT

    U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla. sent a highly publicized e-mail calling Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz vile and not a lady after she indirectly criticized his plans for insurance reform. Aside from an outspoken member of the House, who is Allen West?

  • Ron Paul Hits Airwaves with New Ads

    July 14 2011 5:45 PM EDT

    Iowa and New Hampshire will be the first lucky states to hear Ron Paul issue his stern warning against raising the federal debt limit, as his new ad hits the airwaves in the early-voting states.

  • US Rep. Lynn. Woolsey to Retire
    U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey to Retire in 2012

    June 28 2011 1:40 PM EDT

    U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., announced Monday that she will not run for an 11th term in 2012, saying she will reach age 75 before the next election and the time has come to move on.

  • President Barack Obama
    Obama’s Afghanistan Drawdown Plan Gets Mixed Reviews

    June 23 2011 10:29 AM EDT

    President Barack Obama's plan to accelerate the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan has already provoked an outpouring of reactions at home and abroad, ranging from praise for his boldness to criticism that he is not being bold enough or is acting rashly.

  • Saudi women vie for their 'right to drive'

    June 20 2011 11:29 AM EDT

    Saudi women activists, bloggers and academicians on Monday dashed off a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday seeking her support for their 'right to drive' in the country.

  • Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks to the press in New York, June 6, 2011.
    How much do taxpayers pay to 'sexting' Rep.Anthony Weiner?

    June 17 2011 8:10 PM EDT

    How much will US taxpayers pay for the 'retirement' of Representative Anthony Weiner, who decided to resign from the Congress in the wake of a damaging online sex scandal? The amount he will get in retirement is close to one million dollars, according to reports.

  • U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner announces that he will resign from the United States House of Representatives during a news conference in Brooklyn, New York
    Weiner Resigns from Congress

    June 16 2011 3:33 PM EDT

    New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, speaking at the Council Center for Senior Citizens in Brooklyn where he first began his career, announced Thursday his resignation from Congress.

  • U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner pauses as he announces that he will resign from the United States House of Representatives during a news conference in Brooklyn, New York
    Anthony Weiner Resigns

    June 16 2011 2:29 PM EDT

    Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has resigned, capping a precipitous fall that began with revelations that Weiner had been sending lewd photos to women he met online.

  • Huma Abedin
    Huma Abedin behind Weiner's Decision to Resign - A Tough Road Ahead

    June 16 2011 1:30 PM EDT

    Anthony Weiner is set to resign Thursday afternoon, ending his career as a seven-term Democratic congressman from New York.