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WASHINGTON |The Latest: Pelosi not ruling out impeachment proceedings

WASHINGTON—Jan 03, 2019  —The Latest on Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and the new Congress (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH’-see) isn’t ruling out impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, depending on findings by the special counsel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Pelosi is set to become House speaker Thursday and … Continue reading WASHINGTON |The Latest: Pelosi not ruling out impeachment proceedings

WASHINGTON | Latest: Pelosi pledges to ‘reach across the aisle’

WASHINGTON—Jan 03, 2019  —The Latest on Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and the new Congress (all times local): 6 a.m. Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH’-see) is hours away from taking back the gavel as House speaker when the new Congress convenes and Democrats assume control. The California Democrat is expected to be elected House speaker Thursday afternoon. In … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Latest: Pelosi pledges to ‘reach across the aisle’

WASHINGTON | Pelosi poised to become House speaker, making history again

WASHINGTON —Jan 02, 2019 — Nancy Pelosi knew this moment would come, even if others had their doubts — or actively worked to stop her. Pelosi is poised to be elected Thursday as House speaker, the only woman who has held the office and now one of few elected officials who will be returning to it. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi poised to become House speaker, making history again

WASHINGTON | Trump-Pelosi showdown over shutdown first battle of new era

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything. It’s a theory that will be put to the test when the new House Democratic majority gavels in this week and votes to end the government shutdown without money for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico. The high-stakes move to reopen … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump-Pelosi showdown over shutdown first battle of new era

WASHINGTON | Pledge to limit tenure as speaker wins over Pelosi critics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber’s top post. Within moments of announcing Wednesday she would restrict her time in the job, seven … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pledge to limit tenure as speaker wins over Pelosi critics

WASHINGTON | Trump jumps in to offer aid to Democrat Pelosi’s speaker bid

WASHINGTON  — Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi‘s bid to regain the gavel intensified as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving break in what has turned out to be an unsettling finish to an otherwise triumphant week that saw them welcome a historic … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump jumps in to offer aid to Democrat Pelosi’s speaker bid

WASHINGTON | Ready to fight? 2020 Democrats frame the race on their terms

WASHINGTON — Speaking before a gathering of black leaders on Capitol Hill this week, Sen. Kamala Harris offered guidance on when Democrats should fight President Donald Trump and Republicans. “What I’ve found myself recently saying is this: ‘If it’s worth fighting for, it’s a fight worth having,’” the California Democrat and potential presidential candidate said, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ready to fight? 2020 Democrats frame the race on their terms

WASHINGTON | Pelosi as House speaker would ‘show the power of the gavel’

WASHINGTON — It’s a pivotal moment for Nancy Pelosi — the beginning of a triumphal return as the nation’s first female House speaker, or the start of a political reckoning over who should lead Democrats in the Donald Trump era. With Democrats winning control of the House, reclaiming the speaker’s gavel could be Pelosi’s last … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi as House speaker would ‘show the power of the gavel’