Tag: Pelosi, Nancy

Shutdown Prompts Centrist Freshman Democrats to Flex Their Muscles

WASHINGTON — As the most diverse freshman class in history settles into the House of Representatives, newcomers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have been racking up social media followers and soaking up the spotlight, liberal firebrands largely elected to safe Democratic seats. But overlooked […]

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Pelosi Delays Trip Amid Heightened Threats as White House Leaks Travel Plans

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California postponed an official trip to Europe and Afghanistan due to security concerns on Friday after President Trump grounded her military flight and divulged the itinerary, and White House officials leaked a secret plan for her and the lawmakers accompanying her to fly commercially. […]

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Pelosi Delays Trip and Aides Accuse Trump Administration of Leaking Travel Plans

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California postponed an official trip to Europe and Afghanistan due to security concerns on Friday after President Trump grounded her military flight and divulged the itinerary, and her aides said the administration leaked plans for her and the lawmakers accompanying her to fly commercially. […]

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Washington Memo: Washington as Unruly Sandbox: Squabbles, Antics and Tantrums

WASHINGTON — In a week of White House tantrums and fast-food dinners, of canceled speeches and aborted congressional trips, it seemed fitting that Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, announced that she was going back to her job as an elementary schoolteacher. Washington these days resembles nothing […]

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Editorial Observer: Trump and Pelosi: A Game of Spite and Malice

ImageNancy Pelosi is not afraid of going toe-to-toe with President Trump.CreditTom Brenner for The New York Times It seems that the speaker of the House has gotten under the famously thin skin of the president. On Wednesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised eyebrows on both sides of the aisle by effectively […]

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Pelosi Presses Case to Delay State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi pressed her case on Thursday for postponing President Trump’s State of the Union address during the prolonged partial government shutdown, even as House Democrats privately weighed action as early as next week on a homeland security spending measure that would counter the president’s demands for […]

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Trump Hits Back at Pelosi, Threatening Her Trip Abroad Over the State of the Union

WASHINGTON — President Trump retaliated on Thursday against Speaker Nancy Pelosi for threatening to cancel his planned State of the Union address on Jan. 29, writing in a letter that he, in turn, was postponing her planned trip abroad, calling it a “public relations event.” “I am sorry to inform […]

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In a West Wing in Transition, Trump Tries to Stand Firm on the Shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Trump has insisted that he is not going to compromise with Democrats to end the government shutdown, and that he is comfortable in his unbendable position. But privately, it’s sometimes a different story. “We are getting crushed!” Mr. Trump told his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, […]

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Pelosi Asks Trump to Reschedule State of the Union Amid Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, citing security constraints from the ongoing government shutdown, has asked President Trump to reschedule his Jan. 29 State of the Union address or deliver it to Congress in writing unless the government reopens this week. “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government reopens this […]

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The Conversation: Is 2019 Over Yet?

Gail Collins: Well, gee, Bret, happy new year. How do you think 2019 has been going so far? I mean, except for the fact that the government is shut down. And Donald Trump is still president. What do you think’s going to happen next? Bret Stephens: And happy new year […]

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President Trump Rejects Proposal to Temporarily Reopen the Government

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Monday that he has rejected a proposal by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to temporarily reopen the government in an effort to jump-start talks with Democratic lawmakers on funding a border wall. “I did reject it,” Mr. Trump said of the proposal, speaking […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: Nancy Pelosi Spanks the First Brat

WASHINGTON — Two men, sons of immigrants, rising to be the head of their own empires, powerful forces in their ethnic communities. Both dapper and mustachioed with commanding personalities. And both wielding a potent influence on the children who learned at their knees and followed them into the family businesses. […]

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News Analysis: Before Trump Insisted on His Wall, Border Security Was an Issue That Could Be Discussed

WASHINGTON — Washington used to know how to have a serious debate about border security. Republicans demanded more money for Border Patrol agents and necessary fences. Democrats argued for better surveillance technology and more resources at the ports of entry. The two parties squabbled over how much to spend, how […]

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Trump Pulls Back From Declaring a National Emergency to Fund a Wall

WASHINGTON — President Trump has stepped back from declaring a national emergency to pay for a border wall, under pressure from congressional Republicans, his own lawyers and advisers, who say using it as a way out of the government shutdown does not justify the precedent it would set and the […]

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News Analysis: Trump and Pompeo Embrace Autocrats and Disparage Opponents at Home

WASHINGTON — President Trump has long claimed that he puts “America first” overseas. But in two remarkable statements on Thursday, Mr. Trump and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, explicitly favored foreign autocrats over elected American leaders. Mr. Pompeo chose Cairo, the site of President Barack Obama’s 2009 address to […]

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At the Border and in Washington, White House Digs in on Wall

McALLEN, Tex. — President Trump traveled to the border on Thursday to escalate his demands for a wall with warnings of crime and chaos on the frontier, as the partial government shutdown neared a milestone Day 21 and Senate Republican efforts to break the impasse collapsed in Washington. On Friday, […]

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Bulletin board: Why Covering Nancy Pelosi’s Hot Pink Dress Isn’t Sexist

ImageCreditIllustration by The New York Times; photograph by Andrew Harnik/Associated Press Last month, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, first met with President Trump about funding for a border wall, I wrote an article about the burnt orange MaxMara coat Ms. Pelosi wore when she […]

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‘No Wall, No Deal,’ Pence Says as Shutdown Drags On

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence flatly declared on Thursday that there could be no agreement to reopen the government without funding for President Trump’s border wall, laying out terms that Democrats had already rejected even as he called on them to negotiate an end to a partial shutdown that […]

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A Wall and Two Prayers, but Little Progress at Weekend Meetings on Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence insisted on beginning the first meeting with a prayer, so the chief of staff to the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, asked God to “to bring us together” when negotiators met Saturday in Mr. Pence’s ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The […]

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Trump Wants to Deliver Prime Time Address on Government Shutdown and Will Visit the Border

President Trump wants to address the nation about the government shutdown on Tuesday night, and later in the week plans to travel to the southern border as part of his effort to persuade Americans of the need for a border wall — the sticking point in negotiations with Democrats who […]

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Just Days Into a New Congress, Liberal Freshmen Are Shaking the Capitol

WASHINGTON — It took less than 48 hours into the new Congress for some of the most liberal freshmen of the now Democratic-controlled House to upend Capitol Hill — and they see no reason to slow down. They have pressed for an ambitious and costly climate change proposal that would […]

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