Some months ago, the Democratic nominee in the March 13 special congressional election in a conservative Pennsylvania district sought to inoculate himself politically by announcing he would not back Nancy Pelosi for speaker if his party recaptured the House in November.Congress needs “new leadership on both sides,” former Marine captain and prosecutor Conor Lamb said, expressing publicly a widespread private view among Democrats. He was trying to avoid being tied to the liberal San Franciscan whom Republicans have made their chief political target in many prior congressional races, most recently last June in Georgia.No such luck. Republicans launched an ad saying the Democratic candidate, if elected, would “join Pelosi’s liberal flock.” In a debate, the GOP candidate, state Rep. Rick Saccone, said Lamb “surrounds himself (with) all of Nancy Pelosi’s sock puppets,” prompting Lamb to run a counter-ad, calling it “a big lie” that … [Read more...] about One Pennsylvania congressional race could topple Nancy Pelosi, says Carl P. Leubsdorf
Democratic lawmakers and economic experts tried to make cents of the GOP tax overhaul Saturday as they sought to ease fears and answer questions from Queens residents. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) at a “tax bill teach-in” in Woodhaven as they railed against the President Trump-backed plan. “When we look at this bill, it’s really a thinly veiled $1.5 trillion attempt to take away people’s health care, to stop funding schools, to sell off our nation’s infrastructure. That’s really what’s happening,” Charles Khan, with the Community and Labor Coalition and the Center for Popular Democracy, told the crowd at the All Saints Episcopal Church. Allan Smith, 79, a Medicare recipient who lives in Woodhaven, said he fears the cuts to social programs that Republicans have said will be needed to cover the costs of the tax measure. … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi, N.Y. pols rip GOP tax plan at Queens teach-in
By Jon Becker | [email protected] | March 1, 2018 at 1:55 pm Even after choosing not to visit President Trump at the White House, the Warriors still wound up celebrating a victory with politicians in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The difference is they welcomed their meet-and-greet with House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), two Bay Area politicians who couldn’t hide their love and support for the defending champions. Had the chance to meet up with @StephenCurry30, @KDTrey5, & @SteveKerr last night after the @warriors took on the Wizards. Great game! #DubNation pic.twitter.com/vCMQQxCIxG — Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 1, 2018 Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and other players, along with coach Steve Kerr, chatted and posed for pictures with both Pelosi and Lee outside their Capital One Arena locker room after beating the Wizards Wednesday night. Pelosi wore a Warriors-themed scarf and Lee donned a … [Read more...] about Why Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee met with Warriors players, coaches
(CNN)When Nancy Pelosi concluded her eight-hour immigration speech on Wednesday night, she was greeted with cheers by her Democratic colleagues. Republicans were cheering too. Why? Because the GOP's top strategists -- up to and including President Donald Trump -- are absolutely convinced that the higher Pelosi's profile is nationally, the better Republican chances of minimizing their losses in the midterm election. In the contested special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Tim Murphy, conservative groups have been airing ads seeking to link Pelosi to Democratic nominee Conor Lamb. "Nancy Pelosi and Conor Lamb are still opposing your tax cut," says the narrator in one ad. "Lamb called it a complete betrayal. And Pelosi said: This is Armageddon." In the Georgia special election won by Republican Rep. Karen Handel last year, Republicans, similarly, worked to turn the race into a referendum not on the Democratic nominee, but Pelosi. Read More "Every morning I wake up and I … [Read more...] about Is Nancy Pelosi Republicans’ secret weapon in 2018?
House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the most conservative Democrat among her challengers in the 2018 race for reelection to her San Francisco district. It is unlikely that Pelosi, 77, will lose, although her Democratic challengers reportedly complain she is not liberal enough for her district, especially when it comes to health care and money in politics.While most of her challengers are Democrats, there is one Green Party candidate, and there is talk of a second Republican entering the race alongside Chase Demasi. The Democrats are attorney Stephen Jaffe (who was a Bernie Sanders supporter), Ryan Khojasteh, and Shahid Buttar. The Green Party Candidate is Barry Hermanson. Pelosi has served her district since 1987, typically winning by margins of 70 and even 80 percentage points, notes the Sacramento Bee.Pelosi’s challengers have argued that her focus is on national politics and that she has neglected the people of San Francisco, including Jaffe, 72, who complained … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi is the Most Conservative Democrat in Her District