CNN's John King leads debate over whether electing Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader helps or hurts the Democrats.
Nancy Pelosi, who made history as the first female Speaker of the House, ends her tenure this week as a new Republican majority prepares to take power Wednesday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday led jubilant legislators and soldiers discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in singing "God Bless America" to celebrate the upcoming repeal of the controversial law.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will attend the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Friday in Oslo, Norway, as part of the official delegation on behalf of winner Liu Xiaobo of China, her office announced.
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that New York Rep. Steve Israel will take over as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 112th Congress.
House Democrats voted to make Speaker Nancy Pelosi their leader for the 112th Congress.
CNN's Joe Johns asks Rep. Heath Shuler if he'll challenge Nancy Pelosi for the minority leader post.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and rank-and-file House Democrats met for the first time Tuesday since suffering huge losses two weeks ago.
This week, visitors entering Washington's Union Station are greeted by a work of art -- a two-story, red open-toed lady's dress shoe. It reminds me of Cinderella's lost glass slipper. I thought to myself, if someone is looking for the woman big enough to fill this, they need look no further than Nancy Pelosi.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has struck a deal that ends the leadership fight for the number two slot in the new House minority, multiple senior Democratic sources tell CNN.
One week removed from the great "shellacking" of 2010, Democrats at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are still picking through the ashes of their lost House majority and debating the best way forward.
House Democrats engaged in a furious internal debate Monday about the future direction of their party -- a direction made more uncertain in the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unexpected decision to seek another term despite the party's massive losses in last week's midterm elections.
CNN's Don Lemon talks to Mark Preston about House speaker Nancy Pelosi's future in the political world.
It wasn't quite a presidential endorsement, but it was warm enough that outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, will take it.
CNN's Dana Bash confirms Rep. Nancy Pelosi will run for minority leader after the Dems lost the majority in the House.
Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said Friday she will run for minority leader in the new Congress, appears to be getting tacit support from the White House.
CNN's Candy Crowley and her team watch the other Sunday shows so you don't have to.
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If Democrats hope to retain their majority in Congress it could take some "Women of Steel" to fire up the party faithful.
If Democrats hope to retain their majority in Congress, it could take some "Women of Steel" to fire up the party faithful and get them to the polls on November 2.
Since the early '80s, nearly every major boxing championship or featured bout has had a golden-voiced announcer, Michael Buffer, who began the bout with the pronouncement "Let's get ready to rumble!"
"Parker Spitzer" asks Doris Kearns Goodwin for history's clues to the 2010 midterm elections.
Freshman Rep. Walt Minnick of Idaho is the latest House Democrat to distance himself from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying he hasn't decided if he would back Pelosi again for speaker.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Friday she has not ruled out a pre-election vote in the House of Representatives on extending the Bush tax cuts for families making less than $250,000.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated the Democrats' desire to extend tax cuts for the middle class.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted Thursday that tax cuts for middle class Americans would be extended by Congress.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted Tuesday that House Democrats would retain their majority in Congress.
Melissa Bean, a third-term representative from Illinois, is on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's radar, and not in a good way. Bean, a fellow Democrat who represents a wealthy swath of Chicago's northwest suburbs, crossed Pelosi back in December when she held up the financial reform bill to negotiate better terms for banks. And in May, she and other Wall Street-friendly Democrats forced the Speaker to scale back a package of tax cuts and benefits extensions for the unemployed because they objected to the measure's tax on venture capitalists.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the passing of a $26 billion jobs bill will help keep jobs in America.
Alexandra Pelosi is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker known for capturing the political campaigns of George W. Bush, John McCain and Sarah Palin, as well as telling the story of the Rev. Ted Haggard.
It's become apparent that the president and his party want to run in November against George W. Bush and Denny Hastert and the alleged mess they left him. The problem with that strategy is the former president and former House speaker are long gone from the D.C. scene.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday downplayed recent reports of a strained relationship between congressional Democrats and the White House, telling reporters the administration has been "cooperative" in the run-up to this November's midterm elections.
President Barack Obama's nominee to be the nation's chief spy has been left waiting in the wings while Congress tries to complete work on a new intelligence bill being held up by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
House lawmakers on Thursday approved a $6 billion measure that aims to provide rebates to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements -- but not without a fight from Republicans.
A man accused of threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wept Thursday as he talked to his attorney before a federal court hearing.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says passage of the health care reform bill will help the middle class.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses the historic House vote regarding health care.
The passage of health care will certainly rank as one of the major political achievements of recent decades.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the chamber will take up one piece of its health care bill as a separate provision next week.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that Congress would pass a health care bill this year, while his counterpart in the House -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- outlined a two-step plan intended to maintain public focus on the issue.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Wednesday that Congress will pass a health care reform bill, despite recent setbacks that have raised new questions about the changing political climate.
Rep. Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, talks to CNN's John Roberts about the future of health care reform.
The Senate health care bill has too many unpopular provisions to win approval from the House at this time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled her willingness Thursday to consider a health care bill that lacks a government-run public health insurance option.
The story so far: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does everything in her power to get health care reform passed by keeping her Democratic caucus together.
The issue of abortion threatened to derail House Democrats' health care bill Friday unless staunchly anti-abortion Democrats and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops succeeded in their effort to get strict abortion limitations into the measure.
The battle over health care reform reached another milestone Thursday as top House Democrats unveiled sweeping legislation that includes a highly controversial public health insurance option.
House Democratic leaders unveiled a sweeping health care bill Thursday that includes a more moderate version of the government-run public health insurance option.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Congress is set to consider a measure increasing the amount of money the federal government can lend to small businesses.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned her Senate counterparts Thursday that she intends to fight hard for a government-run health care plan as part of any comprehensive overhaul bill.
How does a bill really become a law? CNN's Josh Levs shows the obstacles ahead for health care reform
House Democratic leaders are discussing adding a tax on insurers as a way to reduce the overall price tag of their health care bill.
One family feels the squeeze of the health care debate on Capitol Hill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday House Democrats need further negotiations before bringing a final version of a health care bill to debate before the full chamber.
A key House committee passed comprehensive health care reform legislation Friday, moving President Obama's domestic priority one step closer to congressional approval.
A key Senate committee won't vote on its compromise health care overhaul plan before the upcoming month-long August recess, giving Republicans and some conservative Democrats their desired slowdown in congressional action on President Obama's top domestic priority.
The issue was: Should they stay or should they go?
I knew when I ran for Congress that fighting would be part of the job description. I came here to fight for what I believe in, to fight to be heard and to fight for the interests of the people I serve. The problem is, so did everyone else.
Barack Obama is a married man but there's another woman with a hold on him that his wife can never match: she runs the House.
A Republican congressman Wednesday asked the head of the FBI to investigate allegations that the CIA lied to Congress about the Bush administration's use of "alternative" interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi tries to fend off GOP outrage at her CIA allegations and moves to shore up Democratic support.
As congressional Republicans continued Monday to stoke the flames over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that the CIA lied to her about waterboarding, House Democrats appeared to be standing behind their leader.
Rep. Peter Hoekstra adds to the criticism of Nancy Pelosi and whether she knew waterboarding was being used.
Top Republicans are demanding an apology from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or proof to back her claim that the CIA misled Congress about the use of harsh interrogation tactics.
And amid all the talk, there was notable silence: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided not to appear on any of the Sunday shows to defend herself after a rocky week.
A key Republican leader demanded Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi produce evidence to back up her assertion that she was misled by the CIA on the use of so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is engaging in a "despicable, dishonest and vicious political effort" to withhold what she knew about the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques, former Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday.
Anderson Cooper talks with a panel about Rep. Nancy Pelosi accusing the CIA of misleading Congress on waterboarding.
The No. 2 Democrat in the House on Thursday dismissed talk of what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew or didn't know about the CIA's interrogation techniques.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defends her record, saying the CIA lied to Congress about waterboarding.
A source close to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now confirms that Pelosi was told in February 2003 by her intelligence aide, Michael Sheehy, that waterboarding was actually used on CIA detainee Abu Zubaydah.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is disputing a CIA account sent to Congress that raises questions about her insistence she was never told explicitly that waterboarding had been used on terrorist suspects.
Condoleezza Rice is asked about prisoner treatment by a fourth grader. CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.
"It is important for us to have a strong Republican Party," Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tauntingly told a press conference on April 23. "And I hope that the next generation will take back the Republican Party for the Grand Old Party that it used to be."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi marked President Barack Obama's 100th day in office with some unsolicited advice for Republican voters, telling them to "take back" their party.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday there are no immediate plans for a second stimulus package, but she didn't rule out the possibility of having one in the future.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that another stimulus package might be needed to help the ailing economy.
Pope Benedict XVI met Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, at the Vatican on Wednesday, both sides said in statements -- but that seems to be all they agree on.
Well, that didn't take long. Three weeks into the new administration and the Democrats are squandering their advantage and threatening to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that House committees will begin action on President-elect Barack Obama's proposed economic recovery package in the next couple of weeks, with a vote in the full House slated for the week after Obama's inauguration.
Congressional Democrats and the Bush White House have reached an agreement in principle on providing stopgap support for the U.S. auto industry, according to congressional and industry sources.
CNN's Mary Snow reports on Americans looking for work and their feelings about job creation and the future.
Leaders of the nation's auto industry made their final plea on Capitol Hill Friday for a $34 billion bailout they said Detroit - and the U.S. economy - can't live without.
Democrats ask what auto makers plan to do with the billions of dollars for a bailout.
Democrats see quick infusions of cash to working and middle-class families as key to restoring Main Street's vitality and confidence in the U.S. economy
House Republicans on Monday objected to new spending measures that congressional Democrats are considering as they draft a $150 billion economic stimulus package.
House Democrats will propose a new stimulus package to "rebuild America" and "help the middle class," Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, announced Monday.
Following the passage of the economic bailout bill Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said congressional hearings are planned to find the causes of the crisis and to determine "where we go from here."
The fate of the government's $700 billion financial bailout plan was thrown into doubt Monday as the House rejected the controversial measure.
Barely containing his temper, Virginia's Eric Cantor, deputy whip for the House Republicans, stepped to the microphone this afternoon to blame the bailout defeat on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "failure to listen" and her charged partisan rhetoric in condemning President George Bush's "budgetary recklessness" and "anything-goes mentality."
Rep. Nancy Pelosi talks about market crisis legislation and lashes out at President Bush.
Here at the Glenn Beck program, the budget isn't exactly that impressive. We're not the federal government, with a limitless American Express card that we never have to pay off.
So what is Congress doing, anyway? That was a common refrain in a handful of questions posed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the first Digg Dialogg interview Wednesday night.
Digg CEO Jay Adelson asks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi questions sent by iReporters and selected by the Digg community.
Democrats' stance against offshore drilling has shifted more, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaling on Saturday her willingness to consider opening up more coastal areas to oil and gas exploration
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reversed her opposition to a vote on offshore drilling on "Larry King Live" on Monday night, saying she would consider a vote if it were part of a larger energy package.
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