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Nancy Pelosi once again mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for using Twitter for back-up support

Nancy Pelosi once again mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for using Twitter for back-up supportHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a subtle jab towards Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her alleged dependency on Twitter for public support, insinuating that the freshman lawmaker is neglecting to do work required pass the Democratic agenda into laws.Ms Ocasio-Cortez has almost 4 million followers on Twitter and has often used Twitter as a tool to rally public support for her progressive proposals including the Green New Deal.Ms Pelosi, 79, told USA Today on Monday that she is running into issues of leading a House caucus while freshman Democratic lawmakers are pushing the party further to the left. She accuses them of prioritising symbolic gestures over actual legislative achievements. “While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have large numbers of votes on the floor of the House,” the California Democrat said.She did not mention Ms Ocasio-Cortez by name in the interview.Ms Pelosi added that she believes progressives are “fine” after she told them they needed to look into introducing moderate legislation that have a higher chance of passing the House.“As I say to my own district, ‘You go out and elect 218 people, just like San Francisco, then we can talk,’” Ms Pelosi added.This isn’t the first time the House Speaker derided Ms Ocasio-Cortez. In February, Ms Pelosi scoffed at the Green New Deal, a climate change proposal introduced by the New York Democrat, in an interview with Politico.“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,” Ms Pelosi said. “The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”



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Nancy Pelosi urges Joe Biden to keep his hands to himself

Nancy Pelosi urges Joe Biden to keep his hands to himselfSpeaker asks former vice-president to ‘join the straight-arm club’ but says his behavior doesn’t disqualify him from a 2020 run * US politics live: follow the latest updatesNancy Pelosi said of Joe Biden’s behavior with women: ‘What’s important is how they receive it, not necessarily how you intended it.’ Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesNancy Pelosi – widely seen as the most powerful woman in Washington – has some advice for Joe Biden: keep your hands to yourself.As Biden, the former vice-president, scrambles to contain any political damage over his past behavior with women, the House speaker said at an event in Washington that her fellow Democrat and other male politicians should keep their distance during encounters with women and restrain from being touchy-feely.“Join the straight-arm club with me,” Pelosi, who is the first female speaker, said of Biden during a live interview with Politico on Tuesday. “He’s an affectionate person, to children, to senior citizens, to everyone, but that’s just not the way.”Over the past week, Biden – who has long been expected to launch a bid to be the Democratic candidate for the presidency in 2020 any time now – has been the subject of damaging news reports after two women accused him of inappropriate behavior towards them.Pelosi said the two allegations of unwelcome contact should not keep Biden from running for the presidency in 2020.“I don’t think it’s disqualifying,” she told the event on Tuesday. But she added that Biden “has to understand that in the world we are in now, people’s space is important to them and what’s important is how they receive it, not necessarily how you intended it”.The former Nevada lawmaker Lucy Flores described in an essay for the Cut her discomfort when Biden kissed her on the head during a campaign event in 2014. She has since said the episode is disqualifying and that he should not run.Amy Lappos, from Connecticut, also detailed an unwanted exchange with the former vice-president, describing how he grabbed her head and they rubbed noses during a 2009 fundraiser. She said she was prompted to recount the allegation publicly after watching the treatment of Flores.Biden issued a statement on Sunday saying he does not believe he has acted inappropriately during his long public life. The former vice-president said in that statement: “We have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention. And I will.”In a statement on Monday, a Biden spokesman, Bill Russo, blasted “rightwing trolls” from “the dark recesses of the internet” for conflating images of Biden embracing acquaintances, colleagues and friends in his official capacity during swearing-in ceremonies with uninvited touching.Biden hasn’t made a final decision on whether to run for the White House. But the developments underscored some challenges he will face if he does run.Following historic wins in the 2018 midterms, Democratic politics is dominated by energy from women. The allegations could leave the 76-year-old Biden, long known for his tactile mannerisms, appearing out of touch with the party as the Democratic presidential primary begins.Asked on Monday about the accusations against Biden, Pelosi said: “I don’t think that this disqualifies him from running for president, not at all.”But Biden’s potential Democratic rivals haven’t rushed to back him up. Over the weekend, the presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand came closest to calling out the former vice-president. Warren, a Massachusetts senator, said Biden “needs to give an answer” about what occurred. Gillibrand, a New York senator, said, “If vice-president Biden becomes a candidate, this is a topic he’ll have to engage on further.”Ultraviolet, a women’s advocacy group, tweeted: “Joe Biden cannot paint himself as a champion of women and then refuse to listen and learn from a woman who says his actions demeaned her. Good intentions don’t matter if the actions are inappropriate. Do better, Joe. And thank you @LucyFlores for coming forward.”On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, strongly denied any suggestion that anyone from the senator’s team or his allies encouraged Lucy Flores to publish her account of an unwelcome interaction with Biden.“Neither the Bernie Sanders campaign nor anyone involved in it, planted, planned, persuaded, cajoled or otherwise urged Lucy Flores or anyone else to tell their story. Full stop, period, end of sentence. I don’t want to hear it. We didn’t play a role,” he said.Flores, the former Nevada lawmaker, supported Sanders during the 2016 election and was on the board of his group Our Revolution.The Associated Press contributed to this report



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Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Want to Talk About Impeachment. The Democrats May Not Be Able to Resist It

Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Want to Talk About Impeachment. The Democrats May Not Be Able to Resist ItTop Democrats don't want to say it, but the House will likely move to oust President Trump



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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes back honorary office Paul Ryan gave to Mike Pence

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes back honorary office Paul Ryan gave to Mike PenceDon't cry for the vice president. As the president of the Senate, he will still have space on that chamber's side of the Capitol.



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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump 'not worth' the 'divisive' costs of impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump 'not worth' the 'divisive' costs of impeachmentHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi told The Washington Post she is "not for impeachment" of President Donald Trump. "He's just not worth it," she said.



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Nancy Pelosi’s Threat to Free Speech

Nancy Pelosi’s Threat to Free SpeechThe same Democrats outraged by Donald Trump’s alleged offenses against the First Amendment passed, as their first priority, a speech-restricting bill opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union.Trump shouldn’t call the media “the enemy of the people” or inveigh against Jeff Bezos for owning the Washington Post, but Nancy Pelosi’s H.R. 1, which passed the House last week, is the true affront to the Constitution.The wide-ranging legislation purports to reform campaign finance with a series of vague, sweeping measures that will act to chill speech when they don’t actively regulate or squelch it. H.R. 1 is called the For the People Act but would be more aptly titled the Be Careful What You Say, It Might Be Illegal Act.Progressives can’t abide the notion that people in this country get together to spend money on advocacy outside the purview of the government — in other words, freely promote their favored causes as befits a free people living in a free country.H.R. 1 cracks the whip. As the Institute for Free Speech points out, the current campaign-finance rules limit expenditures that expressly advocate for the election or defeat of a candidate, or refer to a candidate in public advertising shortly before an election. The idea is to have clear rules so groups can promote their views without fear of running afoul of federal regulations.H.R. 1 blows this regime up. It seeks to regulate any speech at any time that “promotes or supports the candidate, or attacks or opposes an opponent of the candidate,” a fuzzy standard that could catch up all manner of nonelectoral messages (e.g., “Trump’s tariffs are a mistake,” or “Support Trump’s wall”).H.R. 1 also widens the definition of coordination between a group and a candidate to encompass almost any communication. It’d still be permissible to discuss a candidate’s position on an issue, so long as there is no talk “regarding the candidate’s or committee’s campaign advertising, message, strategy, policy, polling, allocation of resources, fundraising, or other campaign activities.”Even if a group doesn’t coordinate with a candidate under this loose standard, it could still be deemed to have coordinated if it were founded by someone who goes on to become a candidate; relies on the professional services of someone who also did work for a candidate; or is run by someone who had conversations about a campaign with the relative of a candidate.On top of all this, H.R. 1 goes after the privacy of donors to advocacy organizations. It mandates the disclosure of the names and addresses of donors giving more than $ 10,000 to groups that engage in “campaign-related disbursements.” Given our toxic political environment, this would potentially subject the donors to harassment and abuse, and they might not even be aware of or support the communications in question.Supporters of H.R. 1 say it is necessary to rein in super PACs, the frightening-sounding organizations that aren’t as unregulated as everyone believes (the Federal Election Commission gets reports of their expenditures and contributions). But, as the Institute for Free Speech notes, the bill affects a much broader array of “trade associations, unions, business groups, and advocacy organizations, such as Planned Parenthood and the National Right to Life Committee.”Love them or hate them, these groups are part of the warp and woof of American public life, and they shouldn’t have to think twice before engaging in acts of persuasion that enrich and enliven our democracy, not corrupt it.The Supreme Court has long put an emphasis on bright lines in its campaign-finance jurisprudence exactly to avoid a chilling effect on advocacy. It has said that laws must be “both easily understood and objectively determinable.” The campaign-finance provisions of H.R. 1 are neither.What H.R. 1 makes abundantly clear is that the foremost threat to the First Amendment are the people who believe that there is something untoward about unregulated political speech and seek to bring it under control.© 2019 by King Features Syndicate



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Man whose daughter was killed by an illegal immigrant hopes to meet with Nancy Pelosi about the border wall

Man whose daughter was killed by an illegal immigrant hopes to meet with Nancy Pelosi about the border wallDan Ferguson says he wants to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Angel Moms and Dads are reasonable in their request for a border wall.



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José Andrés: Who is the philanthropic chef attending State of the Union as Nancy Pelosi's guest?

José Andrés: Who is the philanthropic chef attending State of the Union as Nancy Pelosi's guest?Nancy Pelosi has invited a multitude of guests to Tuesday’s State of the Union – including chef José Andrés. “No… but I am going,” Andrés wrote. A spokesperson for the House speaker’s office confirmed to The Hill Andrés was invited as a guest.



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'She knows': Nancy Pelosi's daughter reacts to mother's viral clap at Trump during SOTU

'She knows': Nancy Pelosi's daughter reacts to mother's viral clap at Trump during SOTUChristine Pelosi posted to Twitter Wednesday that the viral image, widely described as a condescending clap, reminded her of her teen years.



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Nancy Pelosi’s ‘sarcastic’ clapping steals Trump’s thunder at State of the Union address

Nancy Pelosi’s ‘sarcastic’ clapping steals Trump’s thunder at State of the Union addressDonald Trump’s second State of the Union address saw the US president talk for a full hour and 20 minutes, but the moment which may be remembered best came from the woman sitting behind him and lasted seconds. After the president raised eyebrows in a passage calling for political unity, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began clapping and rose to her feet to deliver a standing ovation which instantly attracted comment over its sincerity. “Congrats to @SpeakerPelosi for inventing the ‘f*** you’ clap,” tweeted US stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt.



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