Tag: Pelosi, Nancy

Democrats Plan to Highlight Health Care and Jobs Over Investigating Trump

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, recovering from their failed push to remove President Trump from office, are making a sharp pivot to talking about health care and economic issues, turning away from their investigations of the president as they focus on preserving their majority. Top Democrats say that oversight of the president — in particular his […]

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Vengeance Is Mine, Saith the President

John Bolton, Joe Manchin, Adam Schiff, Hunter Biden, Doug Jones, Gordon Sondland, Alexander Vindman, Yevgeny Vindman, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Jerry Nadler, Debbie Dingell, New York air travelers, federal prosecutors, the F.B.I. It’s been a mere week since Senate Republicans acquitted President Trump in his impeachment trial — assuring him once and for […]

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Who’s Really Shredding Standards on Capitol Hill?

Last week, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said a lot without speaking a word. At the close of President Trump’s State of the Union address, she calmly, deliberately and now famously tore her copy in two and tossed it down with a shrug, declaring her disdain for its contents with aplomb. This simple gesture sent […]

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Pelosi Clashes With Facebook and Twitter Over Video Posted by Trump

Facebook and Twitter have rejected a request by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove a video posted by President Trump that was edited to make it appear as though she were ripping a copy of his State of the Union address as he honored a Tuskegee airman and other guests. The decision highlighted the tension between […]

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At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes

WASHINGTON — President Trump, a day after being acquitted in a Senate impeachment trial, used a national prayer breakfast on Thursday to lash out at his political opponents, accusing them of being “very dishonest and corrupt people” who are trying to destroy him and the country. Explicitly rejecting the message of tolerance offered at the […]

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Samantha Bee Says Trump’s Acquittal Will Give Him Free Rein

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Nancy Pelosi (Literally) Rips Trump’s Speech Apart

To the Editor: Re “Emboldened Trump Makes 2020 Case” (front page, Feb. 5): The state of our union is divided. Half the country believes, as the founders did, that virtue and character matter profoundly in the office of the president and that Donald Trump’s pressuring a foreign government to dig up dirt on his political […]

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The Politics of Dress at the State of the Union

How much of an impact does a fashion statement have the second (or third) time around? Last year at the State of the Union address, a majority of the women of the Democratic Congressional Caucus wore white — white suits, white dresses, white shirts, white jumpsuits — as a nod to the suffragists, to women’s […]

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Trump Claims End of ‘American Decline’ While Avoiding Mention of Impeachment in State of the Union

WASHINGTON — President Trump claimed credit for a “great American comeback” in a speech to Congress on Tuesday night, boasting of a robust economy, contrasting his successes with the records of his predecessors and projecting optimism in the face of a monthslong Democratic effort to force him from office. Mr. Trump, who lamented what he […]

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Trump and Pelosi Exchange Snubs at the State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON — For President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday night, the State of the Union was decidedly chilly. The mutual snubbing began the moment Mr. Trump walked into the House chamber and continued until he finished speaking, when Ms. Pelosi stood, an expression of vague disgust on her face, and tore up her […]

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Pelosi Says Democrats Have ‘Pulled Back a Veil’ on Trump’s ‘Unacceptable’ Behavior

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi always knew impeachment would end this way: with the acquittal of President Trump. Now that it is all but over — and Mr. Trump is about to march onto her home turf, the Capitol, for his inevitable victory lap at his State of the Union address on Tuesday night — […]

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While Stained in History, Trump Will Emerge From Trial Triumphant and Unshackled

WASHINGTON — Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to foresee the lesson of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. “When you strike at a king,” Emerson famously said, “you must kill him.” Mr. Trump’s foes struck at him but did not take him down. With the end of the impeachment trial now in sight and acquittal […]

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Alexander, Conceding Case Against Trump, Announces Vote to Block Witnesses

WASHINGTON — Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, said late Thursday that although he believed that Democrats had proved their case that President Trump acted “inappropriately” in his dealings with Ukraine, he did not think the president’s actions were impeachable and would vote against considering new evidence in the impeachment trial. Mr. Alexander’s statement was […]

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In Impeachment Battle, California Stands on the Front Lines

LOS ANGELES — When The Sacramento Bee published a scathing editorial about the impeachment trial last week — using words like “deliberately misled” “betrayed” and “lied” — much of the newspaper’s wrath was directed not at President Trump, but at one of his leading defenders: Devin Nunes, a Republican congressman who represents the Central Valley. […]

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Even From Half a World Away, Pelosi Keeps a Tight Grip on Impeachment

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s motorcade was winding through Jerusalem on Wednesday, en route to a state dinner hosted by the president of Israel, when she placed perhaps the most important call of her day — to Representative Adam B. Schiff, the man leading the charge to remove President Trump from office. On the other […]

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