Articles by Nancy Pelosi

  • After Holding Fire, First Democrat Calls for Weiner ResignationAfter Holding Fire, First Democrat Calls for Weiner Resignation

    June 08 2011 5:16 PM

    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.

  • With tales of online orgies all over Internet, how long can Weiner hold on to Congress job?With tales of online orgies all over Internet, how long can Weiner hold on to Congress job?

    June 08 2011 7:29 AM

    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?

  • Congress Isolates Weiner, GOP and Democrats Withhold SupportCongress Isolates Weiner, GOP and Democrats Withhold Support

    June 07 2011 8:00 PM

    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.

  • Cantor Calls For Weiner's Resignation; Reid Won't Defend HimCantor Calls For Weiner's Resignation; Reid Won't Defend Him

    June 07 2011 5:17 PM

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

  • Pelosi files ethics inquiry request, GOP calls for resignation; Dems offer no supportPelosi files ethics inquiry request, GOP calls for resignation; Dems offer no support

    June 07 2011 4:52 PM

    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.

  • Rep. Weiner said to Have Called Online Dalliance from Congress Office PhoneRep. Weiner said to Have Called Online Dalliance from Congress Office Phone

    June 07 2011 10:16 AM

    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.

  • Anthony Weiner Press Conference: Recap, Photos, VideoAnthony Weiner Press Conference: Recap, Photos, Video

    June 06 2011 9:59 PM

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

  • Texas Woman Says Weiner Used NY Office Phone, Pelosi Calls for Ethics ProbeTexas Woman Says Weiner Used NY Office Phone, Pelosi Calls for Ethics Probe

    June 06 2011 8:24 PM

    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.

  • Leader Pelosi Urged Weiner Against ResigningLeader Pelosi Urged Weiner Against Resigning

    June 06 2011 8:18 PM

    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.

  • Rep. Weiner Admits Lewd Photo Tweet, Pelosi Calls for Ethics InvestigationRep. Weiner Admits Lewd Photo Tweet, Pelosi Calls for Ethics Investigation

    June 06 2011 7:18 PM

    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.

  • Democrats brush off Weiner Twitter post scandalDemocrats brush off Weiner Twitter post scandal

    June 02 2011 8:40 PM

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Some Americans already protesting U.S. military involvement in LibyaSome Americans already protesting U.S. military involvement in Libya

    March 22 2011 10:47 AM

    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.