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Distinguished pol of the week: Pelosi triumphs, again.

Speaker Sam Rayburn served longer. Speaker John W. McCormack shepherded through the Great Society legislation. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi might be the most accomplished and consequential speaker in the modern era on the following basis: The California Democrat passed more major legislation with smaller margins than any of her predecessors (McCormack, for example, had the […]

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As Biden’s big bill advances, so does Pelosi’s big legacy

Deep into the grueling negotiations over President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy package, when it seemed that bickering among Democrats would never stop, Speaker Nancy Pelosi let everyone in on a little secret. “This,” she confided quite publicly to reporters some time ago, “is the fun part.”

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Nancy Pelosi is the most effective speaker ever

Almost 15 years ago, Nancy Pelosi wrote her name in the history books as the first female speaker of the House. With the House vote to approve President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package late Friday night, Pelosi has accomplished something else: She is now, without doubt, the most effective — and impactful speaker in […]

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Pelosi, House Democrats raise record $5.2M for campaign arm at DC fundraiser

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democrats raked in more than $5 million for the party’s House campaign arm at a fundraiser in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night, even as her party suffered a string of losses just across the Potomac River in Virginia. The one-night haul was the largest fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee […]

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Nancy Pelosi’s Deal-Making Powers Are Being Put to the Test

All week long, Nancy Pelosi had been insistent that the House would vote on Joe Biden’s trillion dollar infrastructure proposal Thursday—and, even as she and other Democratic leaders struggled to break up an intra-party feud on the day of her deadline, the House Speaker remained bullish on the package’s path to passage. “We are proceeding […]

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Pelosi goes all in with domestic agenda on the line

Nancy Pelosi has never been in a bind like this before. The speaker is on the cusp of muscling through a pair of bills that amount to trillions of dollars in investments that, if they make it to President Joe Biden’s desk, will reshape both her and the president’s legacies…

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Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi Is the Hero Democrats Need

Thank goodness for Nancy Pelosi. This week, Madame Speaker somehow hulked a slate of Democratic legislative priorities through the House of Representatives, staving off a half-masted mutiny from moderate members of her own party. And suddenly, it seems like several progressive wish list items are closer than they’ve been in recent memory to becoming reality.

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Pelosi Is Poised for Another Big Victory

The Democrats’ two-bill approach to funding many of their priorities is now halfway home, more or less. Moderate holdouts have managed to bargain for a fixed date to vote on the first bill (a bipartisan one to fund relatively traditional public works) while the House has passed a budget that will allow the second bill […]

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Why Nancy Pelosi is being heralded as ‘masterful’

After House Democrats passed a $3.5 trillion partisan budget plan on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is getting all the credit for bringing together two diametrically opposed groups in her party to make it happen. “I want to thank Speaker Pelosi, who was masterful in her leadership on this,” President Biden said Tuesday. The […]

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