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Nancy Pelosi appoints five Democrats to House Benghazi committee

Democratic lawmakers will join their Republican colleagues on a special committee to investigate the deadly Benghazi attacks of 2012, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday. After slamming the probe as a political stunt by House Speaker John Boehner and his Republicans earlier this month, Pelosi went back on a…

Maddow compares Republicans to unruly teenagers driving U.S. ‘toward the nearest cliff’

To illustrate Republican obstinacy over keeping the U.S. economy on track, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow compared them on Thursday to a nightmarish teenager threatening a parent right after being trusted to drive the family car. “Your kid says ‘sweet,’” Maddow explained. “And you switch places, your kid grabs the wheel…

Watch live: Pelosi holds press conference on budget cuts

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi discusses Friday’s sequester deadline on Capitol Hill. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on Feb. 28. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

GOP refuses to broadcast House Dems’ contraception hearing

Updated, below — When House Republicans invited an all-male panel to discuss why religious institutions oppose giving their female employees access to reproductive health products, Democrats proposed a single female witness, who was promptly denied. In response, Democrats are planning their own contraceptives hearing — but the problem is, Republicans…

Colbert woos ‘Darth ‘Bama’ with ‘power of the green side’

In a segment Tuesday night, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert managed to combine super PAC political spending with a clever Star Wars analogy, converting President Barack Obama into “Darth ‘Bama” by wooing him with “the power of the green side.” Donning a cloak and hood during a segment about how…

Pelosi backs marriage equality for official DNC platform

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has thrown her support to adding a call for marriage equality to the official platform of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), according to a Washington, D.C. LGBT publication. Pelosi, whose constituency includes San Francisco, reportedly broke the news exclusively to Metro Weekly shortly after…

Pelosi: Obama ‘should run against this do-nothing Congress’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday advised President Barack Obama to make his re-election campaign a referendum on how little Republicans have accomplished since taking control of the House of Representatives. Last week, Obama responded to Republicans who had criticized him for appointing former Ohio Attorney General Richard…

Surprise: Gingrich ethics files are public info

A trove of documents detailing the shady dealings of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) are actually public domain, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Monday night after Gingrich threatened to have her brought up on charges if she disclosed information related to his House ethics violation in the…

Failing miserably in GOP debates, Perry challenges Pelosi instead

After a string of high profile failures the likes of which are rarely seen in presidential-level politics, Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued a rare debate challenge on Wednesday to a politician he’s not even running against: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Perry, notorious in his own state for avoiding…

At GOP debate, Herman Cain says Nancy Pelosi is ‘Princess Nancy’

There is at least one woman that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain doesn’t have much respect for. At Wednesday night’s CNBC debate, Cain referred to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as “Princess Nancy.” The candidate complained that the legislation to replace President Barack Obama’s health care reform law had…

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