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Biden Team Sees Obama as Guiding Push to Oust Him
Biden Team Sees Obama
as Guiding Push to Oust Him
the rundown

Biden Team Sees Obama as Guiding Push to Oust Him

Pelosi also is reportedly working behind the scenes, listening to critics

(Newser) - As Democrats continue to debate the possibility of replacing President Biden as nominee, Politico reports that two big names are shaping that discussion behind the scenes: Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. Details and related coverage:
  • Maneuverings: Obama spoke with George Clooney before the actor's Wednesday op-ed urging the president

Pelosi Warns Biden: 'Time Is Running Short'
Warns Biden:
'Time Is
Running Short'
the rundown

Pelosi Warns Biden: 'Time Is Running Short'

Meanwhile, George Clooney bails on him, and the first Democratic senator says he can't win

(Newser) - Tuesday may have been a good day for President Biden in terms of shifting momentum in his favor, but a new spate of stories illustrates the Biden problems that remain:
  • Pelosi hesitation: Speaking to MSNBC's Morning Joe on Wednesday, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said "it's up

For Paul Pelosi's Attacker, More Bad News

David DePape convicted of aggravated kidnapping in state trial, sentenced to life without parole

(Newser) - A man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in the attack against former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband was convicted Friday of aggravated kidnapping, a conviction that mandates life behind bars without the possibility of parole. A San Francisco jury found David DePape also guilty of first-degree burglary,...

Judge Drops Several State Charges in Pelosi Attack

David DePape's attorneys invoked double jeopardy after federal conviction

(Newser) - A judge on Thursday dismissed several state charges against Paul Pelosi's attacker, who was convicted in federal court last month, based on the argument that the counts fall under double jeopardy, according to the San Francisco Public Defender's Office. David DePape was convicted last month of assaulting a...

2 Apologies Offered During Hearing for Pelosi Attacker

Judge apologizes for causing a resentencing, David DePape says sorry for assaulting Paul Pelosi

(Newser) - Earlier this month, federal Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley wrapped up a sentencing hearing for David DePape, the man who attacked Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but without giving DePape the chance to address the court. That procedural error prompted what the AP calls an "...

After Mistake, Judge to Reopen Sentencing for Pelosi's Attacker

David DePape assaulted Nancy Pelosi's husband with a hammer after breaking into their home

(Newser) - Conceding that she made a "clear error," a federal judge said she will reopen the sentencing hearing for the man who beat Paul Pelosi with a hammer. The mistake: David DePape wasn't allowed to address the court on Friday as required by law. US District Judge Jacqueline...

19 Get the Presidential Medal of Freedom Today

Biden will honor politicians, activists, athletes, and more

(Newser) - Clarence B. Jones says he thought a prankster was on the line when he answered the phone and heard the caller say they were from the White House. "I said, 'Is this a joke or is this serious?'" Jones recalled. The caller swore that President Biden wanted...

Netanyahu Dodges on Elections
Netanyahu Answers Schumer

Netanyahu Answers Schumer

Israeli prime minister won't commit on calling elections

(Newser) - President Biden has called it "a good speech," and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday endorsed Sen. Chuck Schumer's floor remarks last week, but the object of the majority leader's criticism made clear Sunday that he didn't appreciate it. Schumer had called on Thursday...

Pelosi: Some Pro-Palestinian Protesters May Be Backed by Russia

Lawmaker wants FBI to investigate financing

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi wants pro-Palestinian protesters calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war to be investigated by the FBI. During an interview on CNN Sunday, the former House speaker suggested (without evidence, as the New York Times notes) that some of the protesters could be Russian plants. "For them...

Paul Pelosi Testifies About Hammer Attack

It was his first public recounting of 2022 attack

(Newser) - Paul Pelosi recounted publicly for the first time Monday what happened the night he was attacked by a man in the San Francisco home he shares with former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, recalling how shocking it was to see a man standing at his bedroom door, then how the...

One of McHenry's First Acts: Ordering Pelosi to Vacate Office

He'll apparently be using former speaker's so-called 'hideaway' office

(Newser) - Within hours of becoming the acting House speaker, Rep. Patrick McHenry ordered Nancy Pelosi out of her "hideaway" office at the US Capitol. "Please vacate the space tomorrow, the room will be re-keyed," reads an email sent to Pelosi's office Tuesday and seen by Politico . The...

Nancy Pelosi: I'm Running Again for My House Seat

It's a yes for 2024 for the 83-year-old Democratic congresswoman from California

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi may be well above the median age (58) for members of the House of Representatives, but the 83-year-old Democratic congresswoman has no intentions of leaving anytime soon. Although the former speaker stepped away from any possible leadership post in Congress last fall, Pelosi announced Friday that she plans...

A Key Feinstein Helper: Nancy Pelosi's Daughter

Some see a political strategy behind it

(Newser) - After 89-year-old Dianne Feinstein returned to the Senate earlier this month, the San Francisco Chronicle was the first to note that Nancy Pelosi's oldest daughter has been a regular presence by her side. Feinstein and Pelosi are longtime friends, and the appearance of Nancy Corinne Prowda, Pelosi's daughter,...

Police Release Bodycam Video of Paul Pelosi Attack

Shows moment police open door and confront assailant next to Pelosi

(Newser) - Video released Friday shows the husband of Nancy Pelosi fighting for control of a hammer with his assailant during a brutal attack in the couple's San Francisco home last year. The body-camera footage shows suspect David DePape wrest the tool from 82-year-old Paul Pelosi and lunge toward him with...

Nancy Pelosi Details Husband's Recovery in Emotional Interview

'My dear husband, who's not even that political actually, paid the price,' she tells Chris Wallace

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi has made no secret that it's going to be "a long haul" for Paul Pelosi , as he recuperates after an October attack in the couple's San Francisco home. Now, the former House speaker is talking more on that recovery process, in an emotional interview on...

John Boehner's Tears Return to the Capitol
John Boehner's Tears
Return to the Capitol

John Boehner's Tears Return to the Capitol

Former GOP speaker of the House gets misty-eyed at ceremonial unveiling of Nancy Pelosi portrait

(Newser) - On Wednesday, an official portrait for outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was unveiled in the US Capitol's Statuary Hall, honoring her role as the first woman speaker. The Washington Post notes that "a generation of congressional leaders fought back tears" during the ceremony—including one of the most...

Daughter's Film on Nancy Pelosi Shows 'It's Not an Act'

Alexandra Pelosi discusses new film and the attack that 'destroyed my faith in humanity'

(Newser) - Alexandra Pelosi is a bit biased, but she believes her mother is a master at her game. Hence why she's made a documentary on Nancy Pelosi's three-decade career in politics, debuting Tuesday night on HBO. Pelosi in the House is technically "not authorized," the filmmaker and...

House Clears Landmark Bill Protecting Same-Sex Marriage

Nancy Pelosi presides over 258-169 vote in one of her final acts as speaker

(Newser) - The House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decades-long battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes, per the AP . President Biden is expected to promptly sign the measure, which requires all states to recognize...

At Jan. 6 Medal Ceremony, Officers Ignore GOP Leaders

Honorees have criticized response of McConnell, McCarthy to the attack

(Newser) - Police officers who defended the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack accepted Congressional Gold Medals on Tuesday but not the congratulations of Republican leaders. All senior congressional leaders took part in the ceremony honoring US Capitol Police officers; Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police; and others, Politico reports. "May this...

The House Elects a New Generation of Leaders

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries becomes minority leader, but Rep. James Clyburn stays in the game

(Newser) - Rep. Hakeem Jeffries made history on Wednesday: With his election as House minority leader, the 52-year-old Democrat became the first Black lawmaker to head a political party in Congress, per the AP . Time points out it's not the only first, flagging the fact that the "top ranks of...

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