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Nancy Pelosi

  1. foreign interests
    Nancy Pelosi Is Creating a Global Military Crisis for No Reason at AllShe’s going to Taiwan as a semi-rogue actor. At best, her trip will accomplish nothing. At worst …
  2. foreign affairs
    Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip Is Already an International IncidentBeijing has issued dark warnings about her prospective visit, Biden isn’t thrilled, and the Speaker doesn’t appear to be backing down.
  3. early and often
    Denied Communion at Home, Pelosi Receives It at the VaticanPope Francis’s actions were a rebuke to conservative U.S. bishops, who have attempted to ban pro-choice politicians, including Biden, from Communion.
  4. politics
    Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Arrested for DUIPaul Pelosi, 82, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI late Saturday after getting into a car accident in Napa. No one was injured.
  5. life after roe
    Nancy Pelosi Communion Ban Is a Challenge to Pope FrancisThe Vatican opposes the weaponization of Communion and stopped bishops from barring President Biden. Will Francis intervene on Pelosi’s behalf?
  6. foreign interests
    Pelosi Leads House Delegation to Ukraine As War Slowly Grinds OnOne analysis has suggested that Russia’s newest main offensive has stalled.
  7. politics
    Congress Drops New COVID Funding After a Spending MeltdownFacing a government shutdown, the House cut new COVID funding after a fight over the proposed clawback of old pandemic money. This could be dangerous.
  8. 2022 midterms
    Pelosi to Run for House Again … But Not for Speaker?She pledged to step down as Democratic leader at the end of this Congress. But unless she changes her mind, she will stay around as a living legend.
  9. the money game
    Washington, D.C., Has an Insider-Trading ProblemWhy are Fed governors trading as they move markets? Why is Nancy Pelosi speculating on Tesla shares?
  10. house democrats
    Pelosi’s Successor Will Face Bigger Problems Than ‘Democrats in Disarray’Factional conflicts won’t be as big of a headache for the next Speaker if the midterms shift the balance of power in Washington.
  11. politics
    Representatives Greene and Clyde Fined Over $100k for Refusing to MaskIt’s a small price to pay for right-wing martyrdom.
  12. politics
    Nancy Pelosi Is Wrong About Trading Stocks in CongressPublic office is about service, not self-enrichment.
  13. the democrats
    Blame the Democratic Leadership for Biden’s Stalled AgendaWhy are Schumer and Pelosi ignoring Manchin’s most consistent (and substantively wise) demand?
  14. explainer
    What Is Congress Even Doing Right Now? A Brief Guide.Congress is tangled in interlocking bills and delayed crises. Here’s the real status and deadline on reconciliation, the debt ceiling, and the rest.
  15. debt limit
    McConnell Strikes Convoluted Deal to Let Democrats Avoid a Debt DefaultLeave it to Mitch to devise a phony mechanism to get Republican votes for a measure that will saddle Democrats wrongly with blame for debt increase.
  16. presidential line of succession
    Californians Move Toward Lock on Presidential SuccessionIf Feinstein becomes the next Senate president pro tem, she joins VP Harris and a California House Speaker in the chain of presidential succession.
  17. politics
    Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Hoping to Build On His WinThe president and his party finally have some good news, and they want to make sure everyone hears it.
  18. politics
    Democrats Release Their Hostages and Give Biden a WinIt was ugly, but the House finally passed an infrastructure bill and advanced the president’s prized social-spending bonanza.
  19. congress
    All These Crises in Congress Are Self-ImposedThe dysfunction in D.C. is largely the product of Congress’s own laws and procedures. And lawmakers have the power to fix it.
  20. politics
    Will Progressives Really Sink Joe Biden’s Agenda?Congressional Democrats’ high-stakes internal standoff is about to come to a head.
  21. politics
    What Joe Biden Needs to Tell Warring DemocratsIt’s time for Democrats in Congress stop posturing, drop their demands, and heed Biden’s call for party unity – or they’ll face a grim future.
  22. politics
    The Infrastructure Bill May Be Bipartisan, But Republicans Won’t Help Save ItSince the value of this bill to centrist Democrats is strictly its bipartisanship, what does it say that Kevin McCarthy will happily watch it die?
  23. politics
    Democrats Won the California Recall, But There Are Warning Signs for MidtermsNewsom matched Biden’s 2020 performance, but their party needs to do even better to claw back desperately needed House seats.
  24. congress
    Mitch McConnell Prefers Calamitous Debt Default to Helping DemocratsDemocrats helped McConnell raise the debt limit during the last administration, but he insists Republicans aren’t going to return the favor.
  25. reconciliation bill
    3 Key Divides in Democrats’ Civil War Over the Biden AgendaIt’s not just progressives versus moderates.
  26. congress
    Government Shutdown and Debt Default ‘Cliffs’ Loom AheadThere is an awful lot going on in Congress, but keeping the federal government going and paying its obligations have to come first.
  27. impeachment
    Will Republicans Try to Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan?Kevin McCarthy would like to keep his powder dry, but the MAGA folk are restless.
  28. the national interest
    Gottheimer’s Suicide Squad Hurt Their Party But Gained NothingDemocrats have five weeks to get their act together.
  29. explainer
    Why Pelosi and Moderate Democrats Are in a Standoff Over Biden’s AgendaPelosi will try to pick off enough moderate rebels to get a budget resolution passed, but she may have to cut deals and shift her timetable.
  30. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Should (Privately) Write Off 2022 and Just GovernWhen the deal goes down on Biden’s agenda in Congress, vulnerable Democrats should not be given bragging rights for thwarting their own party.
  31. politics
    Democrats in Congress Need to Cut to the Chase With a Deal on EverythingIt’s time for Democrats to stop threatening each other over infrastructure and reconciliation and pass Biden’s agenda, before it’s too late.
  32. politics
    Manchin and Sinema Prepare Their New Demands for Fellow DemocratsWhile the Democratic centrists voted for the budget blueprint, they want potentially conflicting concessions for their votes on the final product.
  33. politics
    Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill, Moves On to BudgetAll Democrats and 19 Republicans voted “aye.” Now the GOP can point to this show of bipartisanship as they block various budget votes ahead.
  34. eviction moratorium
    Cori Bush Protest Exposes White House Screwups on Eviction MoratoriumHer reasonable demands are the least the Biden administration can do.
  35. kamala harris
    Is Kamala Harris’s Popularity Level a Problem for Democrats?Much of the claim that Harris is deeply and increasingly unpopular doesn’t bear scrutiny, particularly coming from fans of less popular Republicans.
  36. politics
    Congress Considers Emergency Eviction Moratorium As CDC Authority LapsesBiden dithered about his legal authority to keep evictions frozen, and now the deadline is here — though some states are acting on their own.
  37. politics
    A Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Moves Forward in the SenateThere may trouble down the road with centrist Dems complaining about the bill’s size, but a motion to advance it to a final debate passed 67 to 32.
  38. voter suppression
    J.D. Vance: How About We Give Parents Extra Votes?The Senate candidate’s trollish proposal is just the flip side of Republicans’ usual thinking on voter suppression.
  39. congress
    A Brief Guide to Congress’s Packed Summer ScheduleWith conflicting reports on late-night talks and meaningless failed votes, it’s hard to track what Congress is doing. Here’s their pre-recess plan.
  40. politics
    Pelosi and McCarthy Joust Over GOP Participation in January 6 PanelMcCarthy picked two MAGA hard-liners for the committee. Pelosi vetoed them, so all the GOP nominees quit. And now we have another stalemate.
  41. congress
    Bill Aims to Keep Trump From Becoming House SpeakerDemocrats could bar Trump and other nonmembers from serving as Speaker, but they may not want to draw attention to the zany proposal.
  42. explainer
    Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Child Tax CreditA guide to when parents can access their monthly benefits, why it may be wise to opt out, and how the program could become permanent.
  43. democrats in disarray
    Primary Voters Should Decide the Direction of the Democratic PartyThose waging factional battles over who should represent safe districts should defer to the wisdom of actual voters.
  44. budget
    Senate Dems Start Loading a $3.5 Trillion Bazooka to Pass Biden’s AgendaA new agreement would dodge a Republican filibuster to expand the welfare state, but many issues are yet to be resolved.
  45. capitol riot
    Kevin McCarthy Between Rock and a Wild Place on January 6 InquiryThe minority leader opposes GOP cooperation with a select committee that his most out-of-control members want to join. He has no great options.
  46. politics
    House Democrats Can Blow Up Biden’s Agenda, TooJoe Manchin and other Senate centrists get all the flak, but it would only take five rebel Democrats to derail key House votes.
  47. infrastructure
    ‘We Have a Deal’: Biden Endorses Senators’ Bipartisan Infrastructure PlanThe deal can only hang together if Democrats, including Joe Manchin, can unite around a reconciliation bill to enact the rest of Biden’s agenda.
  48. capitol riot
    Pelosi Announces Select Committee to Investigate Capitol RiotSince Senate Republicans killed an independent commission, Democrats will convene their own panel to investigate the events of January 6.
  49. politics
    Ilhan Omar Backs Down In Latest Blowup With DemocratsThe congresswoman’s remarks about Israel, Hamas, the U.S., and the Taliban were taken out of context, and she was forced to issue a “clarification.”
  50. politics
    When Will Congress Move on Biden’s Agenda?Democrats’ timetable has slowed, as they are pursuing bipartisan deals and haven’t settled on a legislative strategy. But it will be a busy summer.
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