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In the end, 15 Democrats don't back Pelosi for speaker

Jan. 3, 2019 7:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as a rebellion with a potentially devastating effect on Nancy Pelosi's winning drive to reclaim the House speaker's post officially fizzled Thursday as just 15 Democrats refused to back her bid for the job. Though suspense about the outcome vanished last month, the 15...

Pelosi flashes survival skills - and she'll need them in '19

Dec. 17, 2018 1:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nancy Pelosi is formidable but not immortal. The California Democrat seems to have sewn up her return as House speaker next month, but she also has accepted a maximum four-year expiration date on her tenure. She previously had resisted any term limit, saying it would weaken her....

Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions

Dec. 7, 2018 7:19 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites are undermining billions of dollars of...

Pelosi, nominated for speaker, must now get the votes

Nov. 28, 2018 9:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi isn't speaker of the House just yet, but her path back to the gavel is now firmly in sight. Pelosi was overwhelmingly nominated to become House speaker in an internal Democratic caucus vote Wednesday. The final tally, 203-32, puts her within range of the 218 threshold needed...