All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘speaker of the House’

Rachel Maddow Explains What Could Happen In Speaker Debacle

Rachel Maddow had a laugh or two at Republicans in Congress, who can’t seem to get their act together. John Boehner announced that he is retiring from his position as speaker of the house last month, leaving a vacant position that no one wants to fill. After his assumed replacement, Kevin McCarthy, backed out of the race and those being …

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Thomas S. Foley, Former House Speaker, Has Died

Thomas S. Foley, the 57th Speaker of the House who won the seat after Jim Wright was accused of ethics violations, died on Friday from complications related to a stroke he suffered last year. He was 84 years old. Foley, who was born in Washington state, went to school to become a lawyer and entered private practice as a prosecuting …

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Nancy Pelosi Won’t Be Speaker Again

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has announced that she will not be Speaker of the House again. However the 73-year-old says she will run again for her seat.In an interview published Friday in the National Journal, an inside-Washington magazine, Pelosi was asked whether she wishes to return to the top job. Pelosi said she did not, pointing out that she …

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