opinion Justin Haskins Published 10:40 PM EST Nov 22, 2018 Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, has been dreaming of returning to her role as the speaker of the House of Representatives for more than seven years. It appears she’s finally going to get her second chance—and Americans everywhere should be nervous. As speaker, Rep. Pelosi presided over some of the worst years in modern American history. While President George W. Bush often gets most of the blame, and unfairly so, for the 2008 economic crash, few remember Democrats had been running Congress for nearly two years leading up to the recession, when Rep. Pelosi was the party’s most prominent and vocal leader. It was Rep. Pelosi, along with other Democratic leaders like former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Massachusetts, who routinely called for reducing home lending standards to achieve political goals — contributing to the eventual … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi is bad for America
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Billy House Bloomberg News November 19, 2018 WASHINGTON — Sixteen House Democrats indicated in a letter Monday they won’t support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker and instead will vote for "new leadership."While thanking Pelosi — who served as speaker from 2007 to 2011 — for her years of "historic" leadership, the letter said it’s time for change when their party takes control of the House in January.Representatives Seth Moulton and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts signed the letter. Advertisement No challenger to Pelosi has come forward, though, and the letter didn’t say what the group will do if no one emerges. The letter also didn’t say whether a lower-level change in leadership would satisfy the Democrats’ demand. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, … [Read more...] about Seth Moulton, Stephen Lynch sign letter opposing Nancy Pelosi as speaker
Rep. Seth Moulton is still pushing for new Democratic congressional leadership, even after the party won back the majority in the House of Representatives. And the Massachusetts congressman thinks he and his allies have the power to force that change. Moulton told reporters Tuesday evening that he is “100 percent” confident that the small group of Democrats opposing Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the party’s leader have enough votes to block her bid to return as House speaker. According to multiple reports, the 40-year-old Salem congressman is helping gather signatures for a letter from new and returning members of Congress committing to not vote for Pelosi when the entire House votes for its speaker in January. The 78-year-old Califonia congresswoman, who’s led House Democrats since 2003, dismissed Moulton’s claim in no uncertain terms of her own Wednesday morning. “I’m a busy person, but I will be the speaker of the House no matter what he … [Read more...] about Seth Moulton and Nancy Pelosi are at it again. But can he actually stop her bid to be House speaker?
Fresh off her win over U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, Democrat Angie Craig will be one of five new members in Minnesota’s congressional delegation come January. Craig took 53 percent of the vote in the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday to oust the freshman Republican, whom she lost to by less than 2 percentage points in 2016. A former medical technology executive, Craig said there is a lot she wants to do in Washington — from fixing the nation’s health care system to reforming campaign finance. The Pioneer Press spoke with Craig on Wednesday about topics ranging from her priorities for the 2nd District to whether she would support Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. You defeated Congressman Lewis after a narrow loss to him in 2016. What made the difference this time? I ran in 2018 for the things that I’m going to fight for. I’ve tried to run a very positive campaign with positive ads that focused on my health care experience, that … [Read more...] about Q&A: Angie Craig talks 2nd District priorities, bipartisanship and Nancy Pelosi
By Filipa Ioannou Published 7:30 pm PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi drew ire from some in her own party Tuesday when she said Democrats would strive for bipartisanship where possible. Click through the gallery for reactions to her comments. WARNING: The following slideshow contains language some may find offensive. less House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi drew ire from some in her own party Tuesday when she said Democrats would strive for bipartisanship where possible. Click through the gallery for reactions to her comments. ... more Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle Buy photo Some people on Twitter weren't happy about Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's calls for bipartisanship. Some people on Twitter weren't happy about Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's calls for bipartisanship. Photo: Screenshot Via Twitter … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi draws criticism for promising bipartisanship when Dems win