A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
(RNN) – Surrounded by a host of female lawmakers, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced at a news conference Wednesday that she will run for another term as House Minority Leader.
"You are looking into the future of empowerment of women in America," Pelosi said.
She spoke about standing behind women's rights and violence against women.
Wednesday marks Pelosi's 10 year anniversary of her ascension to Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
Pelosi also served as the 60th Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011.
The 72-year-old California Democrat made history as the first woman Speaker of the House and is said to be the highest-ranking female politician in history.
A reporter asked Pelosi if by staying in leadership she was preventing younger leaders from taking command of House Democrats.
The Democratic women surrounding her booed, Pelosi said, "Next. You always ask that question except to Mitch McConnell."
"Let's for a moment, treat this as a legitimate question, though it's quite offensive. Everything I have done in my decade of leadership is to elect younger and newer people to Congress," she said. "The answer is no."
She is currently serving her 13th term in Congress and was re-elected in last week's elections from her largely Democratic district in San Francisco, CA.
Since coming into party leadership in 2002, Pelosi has raised $328 million, including $85 million in the 2012 election cycle alone, according to Pelosi aides.
In March 2010, Pelosi cemented her place in political history when she finessed the passage of President Barack Obama's historic health-care reform legislation.
Pelosi was ranked 35th in Forbes magazine's 100 most powerful women, and was also Time's person of the year in 2009.
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