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Pelosi rejects tax proposal to pay for Afghan war

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) scuttled the proposed "war tax" to finance the increased troop deployment to Afghanistan, telling reporters Thursday that she would oppose the idea from her closest allies in the Capitol.

By Paul Kane  |  December 3, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Dem. Leaders , House , Purse Strings  
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Pelosi wants entire House to get a war briefing

By Paul Kane Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has requested that every House member receive a top-level briefing on President Obama's request for 30,000 additional troops in Afghanistan, according to a senior aide -- an unusual move demonstrating the high stakes of the war debate. Obama dispatched Secretary of State Hillary...

By Paul Kane  |  December 2, 2009; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Pelosi: Democrats facing voter 'unrest' over war spending, troop increase

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that Democrats face "serious unrest" over President Obama's possible expansion of tens of thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan.

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 24, 2009; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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Hoyer: number of investigations proves Congress is "most ethical" in history

By Paul Kane House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday said that Democrats are living up to their promise to run the "most ethical" Congress in history, despite a new ethics committee document showing that his party's lawmakers have drawn far more scrutiny than Republicans. Hoyer cited the release...

By Paul Kane  |  November 3, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Dem. Leaders , Ethics and Rules  
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Ad Hits Reid at Home on Public Option

By Ben Pershing Juggling health-care negotiations in Washington and a tough reelection race in Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) will get a televised warning shot this week from the Left. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is launching an ad in Nevada urging -- or warning -- Reid...

By Ben Pershing  |  October 19, 2009; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , Dem. Leaders , Health Reform , Senate  
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Unpopular in Virginia, Pelosi Becoming a Campaign Target

By Paul Kane Heading into his first re-election battle, Rep. Tom Periello (D-Va.) may spend most of next year answering questions about Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), not President Obama. The House speaker is deeply unpopular in Virginia, particularly in areas outside the Beltway media market -- and Republicans intend to make...

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 13, 2009; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Pelosi Won't Be 'Put in Her Place', Ben Pershing , October 8, 2009
Split Persists Over McChrystal Testimony, Ben Pershing , October 6, 2009
Recycling Those Congressional Debates, Ben Pershing , October 2, 2009
Republicans Denounce Pelosi for Warning Against 'Incitement', Web Politics Editor , September 17, 2009
Pelosi Chokes Up, Recalling Milk Assassination, Web Politics Editor , September 17, 2009
Specter Unveils Revised EFCA Bill, Web Politics Editor , September 15, 2009
Blue Dog Ross Comes Out Against Public Option, Web Politics Editor , September 8, 2009
Kennedy Motorcade to Stop at Capitol Saturday, Washington Post Editor , August 28, 2009
Outpouring of Remembrances Online, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2009
Kennedy to Be Laid to Rest Saturday, Web Politics Editor , August 26, 2009
Republicans Denounce 'Witch Hunt' of CIA Interrogators, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2009
Ailing Kennedy Asks for Speedy Replacement Process, Web Politics Editor , August 20, 2009
Pelosi Defends Agreement with Blue Dogs, Web Politics Editor , July 30, 2009
Sen. Byrd Back on the Senate Floor, Web Politics Editor , July 21, 2009
Mr. Franken Comes to Washington, Web Politics Editor , July 6, 2009
Democrats Grow Confident of Cap-and-Trade Win, Ben Pershing , June 25, 2009
Post Poll: Pelosi Popularity Declines, Paul Volpe , June 22, 2009
Can House Democrats Mount a Senate-style Filibuster?, Washington Post editors , May 22, 2009
Democrats Unanimously Back Pelosi, Web Politics Editor , May 21, 2009
Pelosi, Harman Have Long History, Ben Pershing , April 23, 2009
Pelosi: Don't Blame Us for AIG Mess, Ben Pershing , March 19, 2009
Democrats Leery of Obama Iraq Plan, Ben Pershing , February 26, 2009
Burris Refuses to Resign Despite Plea From Durbin, Web Politics Editor , February 24, 2009
Today on the Hill, Washington Post editors , February 12, 2009
No Pay Raise for Lawmakers Next Year, Ben Pershing , February 10, 2009
A Difficult Stimulus Conference Ahead, Ben Pershing , February 10, 2009
Rep. Lofgren Chosen to Chair Ethics Panel, Washington Post editors , January 20, 2009
Follow the Leaders, Washington Post editors , January 15, 2009
Follow the Leaders: The Whip Team Grows, Washington Post editors , January 14, 2009
Waxman's Win Marks Seismic Shift in House, Ben Pershing , November 20, 2008
Panel Recommends Waxman Over Dingell for Key Gavel, Ben Pershing , November 19, 2008
Byrd Surrenders Senate Approps Gavel, Ben Pershing , November 7, 2008
Ethics Panel to Investigate Mahoney, Sort Of, Ben Pershing , October 17, 2008
The Morning After, Plenty of Blame to Go Around, Ben Pershing , September 30, 2008
Why the Bailout Bill Failed, Ben Pershing , September 29, 2008
Rangel Keeping Gavel as Succession Question Looms, Ben Pershing , September 16, 2008
'Independent' Lieberman to Eat Lunch Alone, Ben Pershing , September 9, 2008
What's Next for House Ethics Panel?, Ben Pershing , August 22, 2008
Political Terrain Shifts on Drilling Issue, Ben Pershing , August 18, 2008
The Politics of Adjournment, Ben Pershing , July 30, 2008
Obama Huddles With House Democrats, Ben Pershing , July 29, 2008
Dems Expect to Gain a 'Whole Bunch of Seats', Ben Pershing , July 23, 2008
'Missed Votes' Charge Could Backfire, Ben Pershing , July 14, 2008
No Impeachment Vote Today; Hearings to Come?, Ben Pershing , July 10, 2008
The Speaker, Voiceless but not Speechless, Ben Pershing , June 26, 2008
Player of the Week: Steny Hoyer, Ben Pershing , June 20, 2008
The Senate: Root of All Evil?, Ben Pershing , June 19, 2008
Kucinich Escalates Impeachment Fight, Ben Pershing , June 10, 2008
Fact Checking Leslie Byrne, Ben Pershing , June 9, 2008
Pelosi: Obama/Clinton Ticket Still Unlikely, Ben Pershing , June 5, 2008
Hoyer: Race Is 'Presumably' Over, Ben Pershing , June 4, 2008
Van Hollen: Don't Pop the Champagne Yet, Ben Pershing , May 22, 2008
Player of the Week: Chris Van Hollen, Ben Pershing , May 16, 2008
Pelosi Slams Bush for Israel Speech, Ben Pershing , May 15, 2008
Hoyer Testifies on 'Stolen Vote', Ben Pershing , May 13, 2008
Pelosi and Her 'San Francisco Values', Ben Pershing , May 13, 2008
Iraq Money Faces More Delays in the House, Ben Pershing , May 8, 2008
Reid on Iraq, Energy and the Economy, washingtonpost.com Editors , May 3, 2008
Player of the Week: 'Charlie Boy' for Speaker?, washingtonpost.com Editors , May 2, 2008
Pelosi Meets the Press (and Their Kids), Ben Pershing , April 24, 2008
On Iraq Bill, More Questions Than Answers, Ben Pershing , April 24, 2008
Hoyer: Electability Key to Democratic Choice, Ben Pershing , April 23, 2008
Player of the Week: Robert Byrd, Ben Pershing , April 11, 2008
Hoyer's (Sort-of) Superdelegate Solution, Ben Pershing , April 1, 2008
On FISA, No Endgame in Sight, Ben Pershing , March 13, 2008
Pelosi and Superdelegates, Cont'd, Ben Pershing , March 5, 2008
Hoyer, Pelosi Split on Superdelegates, Ben Pershing , March 5, 2008
Democrats Keep Pushing on Ethics, Ben Pershing , February 28, 2008
Player of the Week: John Conyers, Ben Pershing , February 15, 2008
House Will Let Surveillance Bill Expire, Ben Pershing , February 14, 2008
House Mulls Contempt Votes Against Bolten, Miers, Ben Pershing , February 13, 2008
Oh Boy, More Debates!, Ben Pershing , February 8, 2008
Player of the Week: Nancy Pelosi, Ben Pershing , February 8, 2008
Democrats Mulling Strategic Shift on Iraq, Ben Pershing , February 1, 2008
A Recommendation From Rahm, Ben Pershing , January 31, 2008
Economy Takes Center Stage at Democratic Retreat, Ben Pershing , January 31, 2008
Do Democrats Have a Plan on Earmarks?, Ben Pershing , January 29, 2008
Reid (Briefly) Off-Key on Stimulus, Ben Pershing , January 18, 2008
The Year Ahead: Can Democrats Govern?, Ben Pershing , January 17, 2008
Facing Tough Polls, Reid Brings Back Key Aide, Paul Kane , October 24, 2007
Pelosi Salutes Bonds, Paul Kane , August 8, 2007
Pelosi's Favorites, Paul Kane , July 30, 2007
Schumer's Political Libby Pitch, Paul Kane , July 3, 2007
Hoyer on Impeachment: No Thoughts, Paul Kane , April 24, 2007
Pelosi, Reid Winning Approval, Paul Kane , April 17, 2007
Pelosi's Approval Takes First Hit, Paul Kane , April 10, 2007
Emotional Moments in the Debate on Iraq, Paul Kane , February 18, 2007
The Clyburn Primary, Paul Kane , February 2, 2007
Can Webb Avoid the SOTU Curse?, Paul Kane , January 23, 2007
The Speaker vs. The Dean, Paul Kane , January 22, 2007
Pelosi's "Will" to Govern, Paul Kane , January 19, 2007
 
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