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WASHINGTON | GOP support for Pelosi as speaker? Don’t hold your breath

WASHINGTON — Wondering if Republicans will push Nancy Pelosi over the top in her drive to become House speaker next year? Despite supportive words from President Donald Trump, it’s implausible. Twice since Democrats won House control in last month’s elections, Trump has said the California Democrat deserves to regain the post she held from 2007 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP support for Pelosi as speaker? Don’t hold your breath

WASHINGTON | Pelosi, nominated for speaker, must now get the votes

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi isn’t speaker of the House just yet, but her path back to the gavel is now firmly in sight. Pelosi was overwhelmingly nominated to become House speaker in an internal Democratic caucus vote Wednesday. The final tally, 203-32, puts her within range of the 218 threshold needed in January to be … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi, nominated for speaker, must now get the votes

WASHINGTON | Pelosi claims ‘overwhelming support’ for 2nd act as speaker

WASHINGTON— Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she has “overwhelming support” from House Democrats to become the next speaker. Asked if sexism might block her second act, she shot back that’s a question for the mostly male lawmakers signing a letter against her. A group of 17 Democrats led by Rep. Seth Moulton D-Mass., have pledged to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi claims ‘overwhelming support’ for 2nd act as speaker