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December 15, 2011 | 3:27 pm

Video: Romney Ad Highlights the Newt and Nancy Show

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On the Chronicle Politics Blog: Carla Marinucci writes about Mitt Romney’s new ad painting Newt Gingrich as just to the left of Fidel Castro, all because he supported “Al Gore’s liberal global warming agenda” in the form of a public service announcement he made with Nancy Pelosi. “We do agree, our country must take action […]

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March 28, 2011 | 11:47 am

Interview: Nancy Pelosi on Geraldine Ferraro; Video: Ferraro’s 1984 SF Convention Speech

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Geraldine Ferraro, Walter Mondale’s running mate in the 1984 presidential election, died Saturday. After the announcement of Ferraro’s death, The California Report’s Scott Shafer talked to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, whom Pelosi called a “dear, dear friend,” about Ferraro’s legacy, her personality, and the meaning of her historic run in 1984. Pelosi started out […]

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March 25, 2011 | 11:38 am

Video: Lewis Lapham on Obama, Pelosi, and Pension Reform

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A couple of days ago we interviewed David Brooks after his appearance on Forum. A day later, we corralled Lewis Lapham, an equally esteemed public intellectual, albeit from a different part of the political spectrum, after his Forum interview. We asked Lapham, the founder of Lapham’s Quarterly and formerly the longtime editor of Harper’s Magazine, […]

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December 16, 2010 | 2:13 pm

Nancy Pelosi’s Comments After Passing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal

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The days of Democratic agenda-setting are dwindling to a precious few, but yesterday Nancy Pelosi and team were decidedly in the House, muscling through a repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Now — as usual — it’s up to the crazy-rules Senate, where Sen. Joe Lieberman says he has the 60 votes necessary for passage. […]

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November 17, 2010 | 11:50 am

House Democrats Re-Elect Pelosi

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Earlier this morning there was a motion to delay voting on the next minority leader, which failed. Washington Post The nearly 70 votes to put off the elections were a demonstration of a considerable bloc of opposition, effectively a no-confidence vote, with those supporting delay tacitly bucking the idea of keeping this leadership team in […]

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November 5, 2010 | 10:30 am

Pelosi to Run For House Democratic Leader

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Speculation about Nancy Pelosi’s impending retirement can come to an end. This just in from her office: Over the past several days, I have spoken with many Democratic colleagues about how to continue our fight for to make our country more secure and strengthen the middle class, create jobs, protect Social Security and Medicare, and […]

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November 2, 2010 | 8:39 pm

Will Pelosi Retire?

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Boy I hate to start in on Nancy Pelosi so soon, but there’s already been a lot of speculation as to her plans after this electoral disaster. The Atlantic Wire has a round-up of pieces on this topic from different sources, including the Chronicle.

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November 1, 2010 | 3:08 pm

Dem Giants, a Giant Dem, and the Bay Area Under Attack

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Born in New York City, I grew up with this Woody Allen lament, uttered at the beginning of Annie Hall: Don’t you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we’re left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes, and I live here. Substitute “Wiccan” for “Jewish,” maybe […]

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