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U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House after a meeting with President Barack Obama September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Two Democrats Blame Rep. Pelosi For Past Electoral Losses; Want Her Out Of Party’s Leadership

Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party’s leadership team in Congress after big electoral loses last year and in 2010.

04/08/2015

Tom Steyer  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Global Green)

Bay Area Billionaire Environmentalist Battling 2016 GOP Hopefuls By Outing Them On Climate Change

A Bay Area billionaire environmentalist hopes to put GOP White House hopefuls on the climate-change “hot seat,” and give the Koch Brothers a run for their money.

04/07/2015

Voters at the Polls

California’s 7th District Decides DeSaulnier’s Replacement In Tight, 3-Way State Senate Special Election

Voters in California’s 7th District head to the polls for a special election Tuesday, to decide a new state Senator since Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace retired veteran Congressman George Miller.

03/17/2015

U.S. Representative Mike Honda

Congressman Honda Caught On Camera Dozing Off During Homeland Security Spending Discussion

Congressman Mike Honda was in a nearly empty House Chamber listening to a California colleague speak on Homeland Security spending when he fell asleep on camera.

03/03/2015

Senator James Mountain "Jim" Ihnofe (R-Oklahoma), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Wikimedia Commons)

VIDEO: Chair Of Senate Environment Committee Says Only God Can Change Climate

A video of the chair the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee has gone viral because of his statements linking climate change and God.

01/29/2015

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FULL SPEECH TEXT: President Obama’s 2015 State Of The Union Address As Prepared For Delivery

President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union speech to Congress on January 20th, 2015, laying out his final two years of his presidency, and for the first time, speaking to a legislature completely controlled by the opposition party. The following text is released by the White House in advance of the president’s speech.

01/20/2015

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday. (Getty Images)

President Obama State Of The Union To Press Middle Class Proposals In Front Of Skeptical GOP Majority

President Barack Obama was scheduled to give his sixth State Of The Union address Tuesday night, but for the first time before a Republican-controlled Congress.

01/20/2015

Immigrants rights activists gather to celebrate U.S. President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration policy. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Congress Approves $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill That Leaves Obama’s Immigration Reforms Intact

Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration’s new immigration policy.

12/13/2014

school lunch

Pelosi Trying To Stop GOP Push To Lower Nutritional Standards For School Lunches

House Republicans are pushing to give schools a break from new school meal standards requiring more fruits and vegetables, and less fat, sodium and sugar. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says lowering those standards is “unacceptable.”

12/05/2014

a joint session of the U.S. Congress on the floor of the House House of Representatives (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP’s Success In House Races Stopped At The California Border

Once again, Republicans are left to ponder what went wrong in California. Democrats ended up winning every competitive California race and even picked up a seat.

11/20/2014

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