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AP: House already won? Pelosi thinks so, and reaches for more

Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she’d have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November — of 2019. Now, days before the Nov. 3 election, she seems to have done it, and she’s expanding her reach. With control of the House hardly contested, Pelosi is working to fortify Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and win […]

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Politico: Pelosi holds firm grip on power as Dems dream of a sweep

Nancy Pelosi may be the most powerful congressional leader in modern U.S. history. In the 22 months since she’s returned to the speaker’s chair — an enormous achievement in itself — Pelosi has centralized power in an unprecedented way. It’s due not just to her own maneuvering, but to a variety of circumstances: a chaotic […]

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Elle: Nancy Pelosi Is Trump’s Nightmare. She Couldn’t Care Less.

It’s a sweltering and stormy Thursday afternoon in June, but the marble halls of the U.S. Capitol are eerily cold and quiet. The coronavirus pandemic has virtually emptied out the grand building, shutting down Capitol tours and confining politicians and staffers to their homes. A few security guards in black COVID masks, practically whispering so […]

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Washington Post: Republicans can’t make Nancy Pelosi the villain anymore

There are dumb, trivial stories, and then there’s the story of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to a hair salon, during which she apparently took her mask off her face while getting her hair washed. If you’re a consumer of conservative media, you would have thought this earth-shattering scandal was about as important as […]

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NY Times: The Many Masks of Nancy Pelosi

Late last week, as she was leading the charge to push the Democrats’ $3 trillion pandemic relief package through the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi strode the floor of the Capitol in a fuchsia pantsuit, red pumps, white shell — and a coordinated red, white and green cherry-print face mask. This was the day after Ms. […]

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Time: Nancy Pelosi Is Trying to Save America’s Economy—Again

Nancy Pelosi was getting impatient. It was mid-March, and the House Speaker and her staff were working around the clock to draft urgent legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic. But the White House was dragging its feet: she hadn’t heard back from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, her negotiating partner, in more than 12 hours. Pelosi […]

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Washington Post: A troublemaker with a gavel

A few dozen people gathered one early March evening at the National Museum of American History to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition marking the centennial of women’s suffrage. Collected in the glass cases are the artifacts of a long, arduous road to political empowerment: A red silk shawl worn by Susan B. Anthony […]

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