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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Profile in Style: Max Mara’s Creative Director on His Punk Past and Nancy Pelosi’s Coat

“I never thought I was anyone that Max Mara would be interested in,” says Ian Griffiths, the Italian house’s creative director, who has been with the company for 32 years. The thoroughly English, Derbyshire-bred ex-punk rocker won a student competition to work there in 1987 and has remained ever since. Over the course of his […]

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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 conducted last week. “Impeachment is […]

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House to Vote on Democrats’ Legislative Centerpiece

WASHINGTON — The House will vote on Friday on the centerpiece of the Democrats’ legislative agenda, a sweeping anticorruption and voting rights bill that now features a raft of amendments — including implicit rebukes of President Trump. At nearly 700 pages, the bill — called the For the People Act, or H.R. 1 — is […]

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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 opportunity,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told […]

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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 because Israel is the only […]

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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 Pelosi’s, stood uncomfortably in front […]

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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, told reporters on Wednesday morning […]

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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 have divergent political interests — […]

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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 quelling a small rebellion among […]

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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 245-182, must now be taken […]

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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 proposed legislation to expand background […]

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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, a moderate, perennial primary target […]

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Pelosi Begins Drive to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California began her push to overturn President Trump’s emergency declaration on Friday, scheduling a House vote for Tuesday on legislation that would end the declaration, a remarkably fast timeline. With little doubt that Ms. Pelosi can muster the House votes to block the declaration, her goal is to raise […]

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Screenland: Pelosi, Trump and the Spectacle of Red Meat Politics

It should go without saying that our national health relies on a grown-up relationship between the president and the speaker of the House. But Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi are more like the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner of American politics, our Karen and Jack, our Alexis Carrington and Dominique Deveraux, our Ren and […]

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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 and the wall on track […]

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Is Nancy Pelosi a Climate Skeptic?

Is Nancy Pelosi a climate skeptic? Of course not — and I would know. But you might be excused for thinking so, given the curt wave-off the House speaker delivered to the liberally ballyhooed, legislatively stillborn Green New Deal. “The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for […]

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Key Takeaways From Trump’s Decision to Use a National Emergency to Build a Border Wall

WASHINGTON — President Trump has decided to roll out the big cannon. In the Rose Garden on Friday, he said he was declaring a national emergency to build a wall on the border with Mexico, using money from other federal accounts, after Congress declined to authorize sufficient funds to satisfy him in legislation that averts […]

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On Washington: In Wielding Emergency Powers, Trump Paves a Dangerous Path Forward

WASHINGTON — Outraged House Republicans sued President Barack Obama in 2014 for spending billions of federal dollars without congressional approval — and won. Now many House and Senate Republicans could side with President Trump for doing what they saw as a grave abuse of power by Mr. Obama — circumventing an unwilling Congress in a […]

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