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Minneapolis Star Tribune: A Sensible Start From the Democrats; Senate should follow the House and restore ‘pay-go’ rule

January 8, 2007

"The irony of the last six years, a period when 'conservatives' ran Congress and the White House, is that Washington has run six consecutive budget deficits and added $3 trillion to the federal debt. That's bad for the economy, in the long run, and unfair to future taxpayers. Maybe the 'liberals' can do better."

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Baltimore Sun: All Signs Point to Home; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is honored in Little Italy, where she grew up, with a street named after her

January 6, 2007

'I wanted to come back here to say thank you to all of you, for the spirit of community that has always strengthened and inspired my life,' Pelosi said. 'Every step that I took to the speakership began in this neighborhood.'

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Washington Post: Democrats Take Control on Hill; New Speaker Pelosi Shepherds Ethics Bills To Passage in House

January 5, 2007

"For Pelosi, yesterday's election was not only the culmination of a long climb by women through the ranks of Congress but also the personal triumph of a hard-nosed partisan, a grandmother of six who methodically plotted the Democrats' return to power after more than a decade in the minority."

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Meyerson: Sala’s Choice; Nancy Pelosi Carries On a Powerful Legacy

January 3, 2007

Meyerson: "Nancy Pelosi, as smooth as Phil Burton was rough, is far more open to openness in the legislative process than her sometimes secretive mentor was."

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Broder: Pelosi’s House Diplomacy

December 17, 2006

David Broder reflects on what Congressional leadership will look like under Speaker Pelosi.

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Rocky Mountain News: New Dem Leader: We Won’t Disappoint

November 13, 2006

In the following op-ed, appearing in the Rocky Mountain News, Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi lays out what the country expects of Congressional leadership and the need for a New Direction.

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Chicago Tribune: Preserving an independent judiciary

September 9, 2005

In the following op-ed, appearing in the Chicago Tribune, Leader Pelosi warns against the GOP-led Congress's penchant for "court-stripping," taking discretionary powers away from the court.

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McClatchy Newspapers: Bush is the biggest spender since LBJ

October 24, 2004

"When adjusted for inflation, discretionary spending -- or budget items that Congress and the president can control, including defense and domestic programs, but not entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare -- shot up at an average annual rate of 5.3 percent during Bush's first six years."

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