President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner at the White House in November.
January 5, 2013 The framers of the Constitution didn't spell out all the responsibilities of the speaker of the House. In practice, one of those duties has been engaging in one-on-one negotiations with a president on important policy issues. But John Boehner says no more — even with new fiscal fights looming.
October 1, 2012 Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Republican challenger, John Dennis, attacks her with a weird zombie ad. In 2010, an ad of his portrayed her as the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz. That helped him get 15 percent of the vote.
June 28, 2012 One of the greatest unknowns right now is whether the Supreme Court's decision will significantly change the public's opinion of the health care law. Until Thursday, numerous polls indicated a majority of voters opposed the law. The court's seal of approval could help change that.
February 10, 2012 House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi turned the tables on Stephen Colbert with a faux political ad on YouTube that calls for stopping the comedian and his superPAC by passing a bill that would that would force corporate campaign donors to reveal themselves.
November 17, 2011 That Rick Perry would want to debate anyone given his own acknowledgement that he's a weak debater suggests he didn't expect Pelosi to take the bait. And he was right. Although he did give Pelosi a chance to get in a dig at his expense.
November 3, 2011 If second marriages are the triumph of hope over experience, so is the belief that the congressional deficit super committee in a city riven by partisan distrust will reach agreement on spending cuts by its deadline now only three weeks away.
August 11, 2011 Three forceful advocates for a progressive agenda were picked by Rep. Nancy Pelosi to fill out the supercommittee that will propose more than $1 trillion in spending cuts. Pelosi, the House minority leader, chose representatives Jim Clyburn of S. Carolina, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Xavier Becerra of California as her picks for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.
July 28, 2011 With the debt-ceiling hanging Damoclean over Capitol Hill, politicians may not be speaking to each other very much, but they are using the latest technogadgetry to talk with – or, at least, to --their constituents.
July 14, 2011 Camp David worked for the Israeli and Egyptian peace negotiators back in 1978 who reached an historic accord there. But that was then.President Obama was considering inviting congressional debt-ceiling negotiators to the presidential retreat in Maryland's Cacoctin Mountain Park this weekend to work on reaching a final deal, according to reports.
April 14, 2011 Rep. Nancy Pelosi was at the center of the political universe a year ago. Now she seems an afterthought. She wasn't even invited to the White House session of principals who made the final agreement to prevent the shutdown.
March 21, 2011 House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi resumed her schedule in Italy after illness forced her to skip visits with Italian officials. In a statement, Pelosi's spokesman mentioned several flights she took in Afghanistan and a long flight back to Italy that occurred before she felt ill.
March 4, 2011 Speaker Boehner said President Obama focused on social issues instead of jobs, as voters wanted. That charge led a gay rights group, Human Rights Campaign, to accuse Boehner of hypocrisy for doing what he accused the president of.
New Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, takes the gavel from outgoing Speaker (now Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi, D-CA.
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January 5, 2011 As expected, the Ohio Republican has been elected speaker of the House, taking over from California Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
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