Return to Springfield? Three lawmakers say yes, to deal with ‘state of emergency’ – but legislative leaders largely mum

State Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II, D-Chicago, speaks with House Speaker Mike Madigan, D-Chicago, during an extended session of the Illinois House of Representatives at the Bank of Springfield Center, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Springfield | Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP “Our communities simply can not wait until the November veto session […]

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Nancy Pelosi wields Bible, quotes Bush, Obama in response to Trump

Employing a Bible at a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Trump to be a “healer in chief” as violence and looting continued in cities across the U.S. following the death of George Floyd. The San Francisco Democrat was speaking one day after Trump had held up a Bible […]

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Donald Trump’s assault on mental health

President Trump called Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “sick woman” with “a lot of mental problems” after she criticized his usage of hydroxychloroquine. Chris Cillizza explains how Trump has a pattern of using mental health and mental illness to mock and denigrate his enemies. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: This may be Donald Trump’s most damaging legacy […]

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SpaceX and the House of Representatives shared something in common last week

Trump and GOP force Pelosi to call off FISA bill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer officially cancelled plans to vote on the bipartisan FISA bill after it became clear that House Republicans would no longer back the bill. The president also tweeted that he would veto the bill, making it dead […]

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Pelosi calls on Trump to focus on ‘unifying our country’ during unrest over George Floyd death

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Sunday on President Trump to work on “unifying the country” and not “fuel the flame” of unrest that has led to nationwide protests following the death of an unarmed black man while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. Pelosi said that past presidents – from both political parties – have […]

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Pelosi accuses Facebook of pandering to White House, blasts Twitter for not being tougher on Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is glad Twitter added a “get the facts” warning after President Trump tweeted about mail-in voting but claimed Twitter and Facebook are still being too soft on the president. Pelosi said she still wants to see the social media networks do more, including removing other comments made by the president. ZUCKERBERG KNOCKS […]

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Defections in the House: Several Dems to vote ‘no’ on $3T coronavirus bill

Several Democrats are bucking their party and voting against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill in the House on Friday. Some moderate members in swing districts — including Reps. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, Joe Cunningham of South Carolina, Kendra Horn of Oklahoma and Cindy Axne of Iowa — ripped the massive measure as a one-sided partisan […]

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Pelosi tries to rally support for $3T coronavirus relief bill in face of veto threat, GOP ridicule

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday pushed to rally support for Democrats’ latest $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, even as the White House has threatened to veto the legislation and Republican lawmakers have blasted it as a “parade of absurdities.” The White House, in a formal veto threat overnight, said the bill is packed with “ideological […]

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Pelosi calls $3T coronavirus relief bill Democrats’ starting offer as White House issues veto threat

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged Thursday the long odds of the Democrats’ $3 trillion coronavirus relief legislation of becoming law and suggested the massive bill could be a starting point of negotiations with the White House and Senate. “We’re putting our offer on the table, we’re open to negotiation,” Pelosi said Thursday on the eve […]

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Peyton Manning speaks with Rams players as part of team’s virtual offseason

Rams coach Sean McVay called on another guest speaker for the Rams virtual offseason program. On Thursday, Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning addressed the team for about 30 minutes and took questions for another 30 minutes, a team official said. Linebacker Micah Kiser tweeted about the visit: “As an aspiring ball guy and young […]

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Pelosi defends $3T price tag of coronavirus relief bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday defended the $3 trillion price tag of the latest coronavirus relief bill, saying that “the American people are worth it.” Pelosi, D-Calif., in an interview with The Associated Press said the newly proposed coronavirus stimulus package was needed to confront the “villainous virus” that is coronavirus, which has caused the country’s […]

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Dems’ $3T new virus bill boosts state aid, essential workers

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol May 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi spoke on the latest regarding the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The House is expected to vote on the package as soon as Friday, […]

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Pelosi reportedly drafting $750B bill to aid state, local governments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly drafting legislation that would assist states and local governments that have seen their economy contract amid the coronavirus pandemic, but any new bill is expected to face resistance from Republicans who’ve said they have been largely left out of negotiations. TRUMP INCREASES ATTACKS ON OBAMA The Wall Street Journal reported […]

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Pelosi snaps at reporter who mentions Trump: ‘Don’t waste your time or mine on what he says’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a swipe at President Trump in a new interview as she and fellow Democrats are plowing forward with another massive coronavirus relief package — that would need his signature. The House is expected to come back next week to pass a multitrillion-dollar effort to help Americans hard-hit by the economic and health crisis. […]

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Pelosi suggests moving DNC convention to ‘gigantic’ stadium

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks the Democratic National Convention should be moved to a much bigger stadium so party faithful have space to social distance for Joe Biden’s presidential nomination. Pelosi, D-Calif., also said she suggested to DNC Chairman Tom Perez that the four-day event be cut down to one day in light of the […]

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Fact-check: Pelosi laying all of Illinois’ fiscal mess at Rauner’s feet ignores 100 years of fellow culprits

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday; Gov. Bruce Rauner, right, during a campaign event in 2018. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP; Tim Boyle/For the Sun-Times As the state’s chief executive, Bruce Rauner played a starring role in the showdown that caused the budget crisis. But he had […]

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Pelosi: Trump should have worn face mask during mask factory visit

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that President Trump should have set an example by wearing a face mask when he traveled to Arizona Tuesday and toured a factory that makes masks. Pelosi, who has been wearing elegant scarfs over her face that color coordinate with her outfits, blamed the president’s “vanity” for his failure to use a […]

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U.S. should drop tariffs on pandemic-related goods for 90 days: key lawmaker

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Pelosi visits Dublin WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government should suspend for 90 days all tariffs on products needed to combat the new coronavirus pandemic, while taking steps to boost domestic production and resolve shortages of medical supplies and drugs, a key U.S. lawmaker said on Monday. House […]

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Pelosi, McConnell decline coronavirus testing offer from Trump administration

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Saturday they are turning down a Trump administration offer to implement speedy coronavirus testing at the Capitol, saying the technology should be saved for frontline workers rather than elected officials. The top two leaders at the Capitol issued a rare joint statement Saturday […]

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Pelosi backs Biden’s denial of assault claim: ‘I thought that he dealt with it’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday praised former Vice President Joe Biden for how he handled his first public remarks on the Tara Reade sexual-assault allegation against him, in a show of support for the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate. “I have said… I am proud to have endorsed Vice President Biden,” Pelosi said Friday during a conference call […]

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Pelosi moves to tamp down Biden allegation uproar, keep Dems united

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, over the course of two interviews on Thursday, gave her clearest signal yet to Democrats to keep the faith in Joe Biden as she downplayed the sexual-assault allegation that the presumptive Democratic nominee hasn’t addressed personally yet. Pelosi doubled down on her endorsement of Biden, praised his integrity and reminded the […]

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McCarthy rips Pelosi for stacking new coronavirus committee with pro-impeachment Dems

House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., ripped into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s new coronavirus oversight committee after she announced that members include several high-profile Democrats who have been outspoken advocates of impeaching President Trump in the past. House Financial Service Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., House Small Business […]

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Alisyn Camerota presses Pelosi on allegation against Biden

In an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated she’s "satisfied" with how Joe Biden has responded to a sexual assault allegation from a former Senate staffer. Tara Reade accuses Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993 when she was an aide in his Senate office. Biden has faced increasing pressure to […]

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Pelosi says she is ‘satisfied’ with Biden’s response to sexual assault allegation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she was “satisfied” with how presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has responded to sexual assault allegations made against him by a former staffer — even as new revelations have emerged that appear to bolster the accuser’s claims. “Well, I have great sympathy for any women who brings forth […]

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Nancy Pelosi taps Bill Foster to new House COVID-19 watchdog panel

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi named Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., and others to a new Bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. | Getty Foster is among seven Democrats Pelosi selected for the 12-member panel. It is not clear yet if Republicans will appoint anyone. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday named Rep. Bill […]

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