House Speaker

WASHINGTON | Pelosi’s triumph: House speaker-to-be, this time with memes

WASHINGTON— It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi. The televised meeting with President Donald Trump. The deal with restless Democrats to secure their votes to become House speaker. The fashion statement of her burnt-orange winter coat, swooshing out the doors of the White House, going viral in social media memes. It all showed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi’s triumph: House speaker-to-be, this time with memes

WASHINGTON | Pelosi, foes seem near deal likely paving her way to speaker

WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday 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. Moments after releasing a statement saying she was “comfortable with the proposal,” seven … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi, foes seem near deal likely paving her way to speaker

WASHINGTON | Pelosi: House could take ‘extraordinary step’ on NC election

WASHINGTON — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the chamber could take the “extraordinary step” of calling for a new election in a North Carolina congressional district if the winner is unclear amid allegations of voter fraud. Pelosi said Thursday the House “retains the right to decide who is seated.” She said “any member-elect can … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi: House could take ‘extraordinary step’ on NC election

FRANKFORT, Ky. | Kentucky lawmaker back in leadership after harassment case

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Republican leaders in Kentucky have restored a state lawmaker to his leadership position more than a year after he signed a secret sexual harassment settlement. State Rep. Michael Meredith was one of four Republican lawmakers who signed the $110,000 settlement in 2017 with a woman who once worked for the House Republican … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky. | Kentucky lawmaker back in leadership after harassment case

WASHINGTON | Washington’s new power standoff _ Trump, Pelosi

WASHINGTON— They haven’t spoken in days, not since President Donald Trump called to congratulate Nancy Pelosi on Democrats’ election night win. But they don’t really need to. Trump and Pelosi go way back, from the time she first showed up at Trump Tower fundraising for the Democrats long before he would become president or she … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Washington’s new power standoff _ Trump, Pelosi

WASHINGTON | Looking ahead, Democrats jockey to be Pelosi’s heir apparent

WASHINGTON — As Nancy Pelosi moves closer to securing the votes to become House speaker, the stage is being set down-ballot for the next generation of leaders jockeying to be the Democrats’ heirs apparent. Pelosi’s return to the speaker’s office is not a lock. One more newly-elected Democrat, Gil Cisneros of California, announced Monday he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Looking ahead, Democrats jockey to be Pelosi’s heir apparent

WASHINGTON | Pelosi detractor now says he’ll back her for House speaker

WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi appears to be having some success shrinking the ranks of Democratic lawmakers opposing her bid to serve a second stint as speaker of the House. Rep. Brian Higgins of western New York announced Wednesday he will now support Pelosi after earlier signing on to a letter opposing her bid. One … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi detractor now says he’ll back her for House speaker

WASHINGTON | Pelosi meets with freshmen Democrats key to speakership bid

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi met privately Friday with several newly-elected Democrats who could be crucial to her bid for House speaker, as she works to tamp down discord and fend off a challenge from a small but persistent group determined to stop her from reclaiming the gavel. The freshmen entering and exiting Pelosi’s stately office … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi meets with freshmen Democrats key to speakership bid