Articles by Nancy Pelosi

  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
    After Holding Fire, First Democrat Calls for Weiner Resignation

    June 08 2011 5:16 PM EDT

    Democratic leaders and the rank and file had been holding their fire pending the start of an ethics investigations but Pennsylvania Rep. Allyson Schwartz became the first in her party to openly call for the resignation of colleague Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY on the heels of an online sex scandal.

  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
    With tales of online orgies all over Internet, how long can Weiner hold on to Congress job?

    June 08 2011 7:29 AM EDT

    Representative Anthony Weiner refused to step down on Tuesday even as friends deserted him and political foes bayed for his blood. Responding to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s statement that Weiner should quit, the disgraced politician said: “He’s (Cantor) entitled to his viewpoint ... I’m not resigning, no.” But how long can he hang on to the public office after he squandered away people's trust by denying that he sent the lewd photograph to a woman's Twitter account?

  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
    Congress Isolates Weiner, GOP and Democrats Withhold Support

    June 07 2011 8:00 PM EDT

    Congressional leaders withheld any support for Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY after he admitted sending lewd photos to a Seattle woman and saying he had 'inappropriate' online relationships with six women in total.

  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks to the media in New York
    Cantor Calls For Weiner's Resignation; Reid Won't Defend Him

    June 07 2011 5:17 PM EDT

    Congressional Republicans eager to capitalize on Congressman Anthony Weiner's salacious Twitter scandal are calling for his head.

  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) speaks to the press in New York
    Pelosi files ethics inquiry request, GOP calls for resignation; Dems offer no support

    June 07 2011 4:52 PM EDT

    On the heels of yesterday's admission that he lied about sexting photos to a Seattle woman, and at least five others over the past three years, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is not getting much support -- from the Republicans who are calling for his resignation, or his fellow Democrats who are seeking an ethics probe.

  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
    Rep. Weiner said to Have Called Online Dalliance from Congress Office Phone

    June 07 2011 10:16 AM EDT

    At a press conference on Monday, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY admitted that one of the women whom he had corresponded with online was Megan Broussard, 26, a single mother from Texas.

  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks to the media in New York
    Anthony Weiner Press Conference: Recap, Photos, Video

    June 06 2011 9:59 PM EDT

    NY Representative Anthony Weiner’s press conference on Monday afternoon was shocking, to say the least.

  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
    Texas Woman Says Weiner Used NY Office Phone, Pelosi Calls for Ethics Probe

    June 06 2011 8:24 PM EDT

    A Texas woman whom Rep. Anthony, D-NY Weiner has admitted exchanging photos with says a man identifying himself as the Congressman called her from a number link to his New York congressional office, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls for an ethics investigation to see if government sources were used.

  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks to the media in New York
    Leader Pelosi Urged Weiner Against Resigning

    June 06 2011 8:18 PM EDT

    Moments after Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted to sending lewd photographs to at least six women over the past three years, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for the Ethics Committee to investigate the congressman.

  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
    Rep. Weiner Admits Lewd Photo Tweet, Pelosi Calls for Ethics Investigation

    June 06 2011 7:18 PM EDT

    After days of denials, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY on Monday admitted to sending a bulging underpants crotch photo to a Seattle woman and personal photos to six women in total, prompting House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA to call for an ethics investigation to determine if official resources were used.

  • US Congressman Weiner questions witness at U.S. House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations in New York
    Democrats brush off Weiner Twitter post scandal

    June 02 2011 8:40 PM EDT

    If you're wondering if Democrats consider a lewd picture that appeared on the Twitter account of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner a scandal, here's the answer: They don't.

  • Bill Clinton Has Advice for Democrats on Medicare

    May 25 2011 4:09 PM EDT

    Following the Tuesday special election win of a Democrat over a Republican for a vacant House seat in upstate New York - a seat, typically held by Republicans - former President Bill Clinton had some steady advice for his fellow Democrats: Don't get too carried away.

  • 'Shock' Democrat Win in NY, GOP's Medicare Plan in Spotlight

    May 25 2011 12:15 PM EDT

    Typically occupied by a Republican in the largely conservative district, the recently vacated House seat in New York's 26th Congressional District is now to be occupied by a Democrat.

  • Geithner Letter to Congress Targeting Pensions as Debt Limit Reached - May 16, 2011 (FULL TEXT)

    May 16 2011 4:39 PM EDT

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sent the following letter on May 16, 2011 as the U.S. hit its legal debt limit.

  • McConnell Rejects Obama's 2014 Trigger for Deficit Cuts

    April 19 2011 4:57 PM EDT

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected the notion of committing to future budget cuts after the President leaves office as he appointed a fellow Senate Republican to a debt panel to discuss how to reduce the long-term federal deficits.

  • House 'Sets the Bar' for 2012 Budget Debate

    April 15 2011 8:38 PM EDT

    The House of Representatives set the bar for an upcoming debate on the 2012 budget by passing a $3.5 trillion federal bill on Friday that spends $179 billion less than President Barack Obama's proposal in February.

  • House Does Its Part, Passes Budget to Avoid Shutdown

    April 14 2011 6:31 PM EDT

    Members of the House of Representatives did their part to seal Friday's last-hour deal to avert a federal government shutdown by passing legislation that will fund the federal government until the end of fiscal year 2011, September 30.

  • 4 Top Lawmakers React to Obama's Deficit Speech

    April 14 2011 9:54 AM EDT

    The top four lawmakers in Washington on Wednesday responded to President Barack Obama's speech on long term fiscal policy, focusing on Obama's comments on health care coverage for seniors and increasing taxes.

  • Obama Enters Debate on Deep U.S. Debt

    April 13 2011 11:02 AM EDT

    President Barack Obama's awaited proposal on Wednesday dealing with specific dollar amounts and cuts needed to address the United States' $14.3 trillion debt will contrast with a Republican proposal offered last week by offering a balance that it didn't have, a White House spokesman said.

  • People protest in the streets regarding the United States' actions in Libya, in Tucson, Arizona
    Some Americans already protesting U.S. military involvement in Libya

    March 22 2011 10:47 AM EDT

    Americans who are opposed to the U.S. participating in air strikes against Libya have held small (and thus far peaceful) demonstrations across the country, although there doesn’t appear to be a large national movement against the action yet.