Tag: Pelosi, Nancy

In Most Diverse House, Aides of Color Join the Ranks of ‘Firsts’

WASHINGTON — A day after House Democrats retook the majority, Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a message to her colleagues that would soon be adopted as a creed. “We know that the diversity in our ranks is a strength,” Ms. Pelosi wrote, “and a reflection of the American people that it is our great honor to […]

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Impeaching Trump Is ‘Not Worth It,’ Nancy Pelosi Says

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, who has played down talk of impeachment for months, ratcheted up her objections to trying to remove President Trump from office in an interview published on Monday. “I’m not for impeachment,” Ms. Pelosi told The Washington Post Magazine in the interview, which was […]

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House Plans Vote Thursday on Resolution Condemning Bigotry

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders are planning to put a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and bigotry on the House floor for a vote on Thursday, hoping to put to rest the internal uproar that erupted after Representative Ilhan Omar insinuated that backers of Israel exhibit dual loyalty. “I see everything as an […]

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Ilhan Omar Knows Exactly What She Is Doing

There’s an old joke about upper-class British anti-Semitism: It means someone who hates Jews more than is strictly necessary. Ilhan Omar, the freshman representative from Minnesota, more than meets the progressive American version of that standard. Like many self-described progressives, Omar does not like Israel. That’s a shame, not least […]

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Ilhan Omar Controversy Caps a Month of Stumbles for Democratic Leaders

WASHINGTON — Representative Hakeem Jeffries, an unflappable Brooklynite tasked with keeping the fractious House Democratic caucus on message, wanted to spend Wednesday talking up the party’s all-in-one voting rights and ethics reform bill making its way to a vote this week. Instead Mr. Jeffries, a top lieutenant of Speaker Nancy […]

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Democrats Put Off Anti-Semitism Resolution After Fierce Backlash

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders have put off a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and bigotry after a backlash from rank-and-file lawmakers who said Representative Ilhan Omar, whose comments gave rise to the measure, was being unfairly singled out. Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat, […]

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How Much Does Nancy Pelosi Have to Worry About a Left-Center Split?

There is a larger story behind the bitterness expressed inside the House Democratic caucus last week after 26 moderate Democratic members defied the leadership to support a Republican proposal to require reporting undocumented immigrants who try to buy guns to immigration authorities. Two key wings of the congressional Democratic Party […]

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Pelosi Passes Second Gun Control Bill and Puts Down Democratic Rebellion

WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to extend the time allotted for the F.B.I. to conduct background checks for gun purchasers flagged by the national instant check system, the second major gun control bill to clear the chamber this week after two decades of inaction. Democratic leaders also succeeded in […]

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House Votes to Block Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON — The House voted on Tuesday to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the Mexican border, with more than a dozen Republicans joining Democrats to try to block his effort to divert funding to a border wall without congressional approval. The resolution of disapproval, which passed […]

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N.R.A. Magazine Draws Criticism for ‘Target Practice’ Headline With Photo of Pelosi and Giffords

The March issue of the National Rifle Association’s monthly publication The American Rifleman features a photo of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Gabrielle Giffords, the former Democratic congresswoman from Arizona who was shot in the head during a constituent meeting in 2011. The photo, taken last month at an announcement about […]

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Justice Democrats Helped Make Ocasio-Cortez. They’re Already Eyeing Their Next Targets.

WASHINGTON — Less than a month into the 116th Congress, Sean McElwee, the liberal co-founder of Data for Progress, rattled off a list of sitting Democratic House members who should face a primary from the left, his exposition punctuated with dismissive expletives. There was Representative Stephen F. Lynch of Massachusetts, […]

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Phony Wall, Phony Emergency

“I didn’t need to do this,” President Trump insisted at a Rose Garden appearance on Friday, as he declared a national emergency aimed at shaking loose a few billion dollars in financing for his beloved border wall. The president’s assertion was both ludicrous and self-defeating. If a declaration was unnecessary […]

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How China Brings Us Together

I’ve always thought Americans would come together when we realized that we faced a dangerous foreign foe. And lo and behold, now we have one: China. It’s become increasingly clear that China is a grave economic, technological and intellectual threat to the United States and the world order. And sure […]

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The Argument: Is the Green New Deal a Leftist Fantasy?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play This week on “The Argument,” is the Green New Deal a symbol of the future of the Democratic Party? Or is it just socialism disguised as climate reform? Michelle […]

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Trump Says He Is ‘Not Happy’ With Border Deal but Does Not Say if He Will Sign It

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was “not happy” about the bipartisan border security compromise negotiated by congressional leaders but would not say whether he would sign it or veto it before another government shutdown hits at midnight Friday. In his first comments since learning details of […]

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Democrats Lose on Detention Beds as Trump Mulls Options on Border Deal

WASHINGTON — The bipartisan border security compromise struck on Monday includes a provision that could give the Trump administration broad discretion to increase the number of slots to shelter detained migrants, a win for Republicans that could ease the sting of President Trump’s failure to secure full funding for his […]

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Pelosi and Democratic Leaders Call on Omar to Apologize for Anti-Semitic Comments

WASHINGTON — Representative Ilhan Omar, who has been battling charges of anti-Semitism for weeks, drew swift and unqualified condemnation from fellow Democrats on Monday — including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the entire House leadership — after she insinuated on Twitter Sunday night that American support for Israel is fueled […]

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Oversight, Not Overreach

For some weeks, President Trump has been in a swivet about “presidential harassment” — or, as the practice is more commonly known, congressional oversight of the executive branch. He was up before dawn on Thursday, tweeting that the House Intelligence Committee’s new inquiry into his financial dealings with foreign actors […]

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On the Runway: The Lessons of the Women in White at the State of the Union Address

For anyone who has ever thought that the use of clothing as a political tool was frivolous or overstated, or groaned at yet another piece insisting that a woman in a white pantsuit was making a statement, there was no better riposte than the State of the Union address on […]

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A Message of Unity From an Agent of Discord

For all of President Trump’s political eccentricity, the man delivers a fairly conventional State of the Union address. As he did last year, Mr. Trump showed up with a standard list of broad policy aims — many of them ambitious, some enjoying bipartisan support and few likely to go anywhere […]

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