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WASHINGTON | No tea party here: House Democrats can’t wait to govern

WASHINGTON  — As House control is about to switch, it serves as a reminder about Democrats: They like government. And governing. While tea party Republicans swept to power to stop things — repeal Obamacare, roll back environmental regulations and decrease the size and scope of government — Democrats are marching into the majority to build … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No tea party here: House Democrats can’t wait to govern

WASHINGTON | Pelosi claims ‘overwhelming support’ among Dems for speaker

WASHINGTON— House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has “overwhelming support” among fellow Democrats to become the next House speaker, and says: “I intend to win the speakership with Democratic votes.” Pelosi says she thinks she’s the best person for the job and that any Democrat who disagrees should run against her. Disgruntled Democrats claim … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi claims ‘overwhelming support’ among Dems for speaker

WASHINGTON | Pelosi asks what Russia has on Trump, won’t promise hearings

WASHINGTON  — The top House Democrat says she wants to know what the Russians have on Donald Trump “politically, financially and personally.” But California’s Nancy Pelosi won’t say whether she’d hold hearings on that next year if her party wins House control and she becomes speaker. The minority leader says she can’t explain the president’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi asks what Russia has on Trump, won’t promise hearings