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Federal workers get $0 pay stubs as shutdown drags on

Jan. 11, 2019 7:40 PM EST

Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated 800,000 government workers missed their paychecks for the first time since the shutdown began....

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....

Pelosi's triumph: A reminder why she's set to be speaker

Dec. 14, 2018 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi. The televised meeting with President Donald Trump. The deal with restless Democrats to secure their votes to become House speaker. The fashion statement of her burnt-orange winter coat, swooshing out the doors of the White House, going viral in...

The Latest: Rebel Dem: Fight to block Pelosi was a challenge

Dec. 13, 2018 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A leader of dissident Democrats who struck a deal opening the door for Nancy Pelosi to become House speaker says his group had the votes to block her but faced factors that weakened them. Colorado Democratic...

Pelosi, foes clinch deal all but paving her way to speaker

Dec. 12, 2018 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber's top post. Within moments of announcing she would restrict...

Pelosi, Dem critics discuss plan to limit top leaders' terms

Dec. 11, 2018 4:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats opposing her bid to become speaker have discussed new rules that would likely limit party leaders to three two-year terms, people familiar with the talks said Tuesday. The proposal, if adopted, could well restrict Pelosi to just two more years atop her...

Dems: Pelosi foes seek term limits on leaders, panel chairs

Dec. 10, 2018 5:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats who have opposed Nancy Pelosi's effort to become speaker next year want her to commit to limiting how long lawmakers could serve as House party leaders or committee chairs, people familiar with the discussions said Monday. Should Pelosi, D-Calif., and her foes reach agreement,...