In 1974, the Watergate investigation was blowing up around the White House, and Congress looked well on its way to impeaching President Richard Nixon. But on January 30 it all came to a standstill as Nixon walked into the Capitol, stood before Congress, and delivered the State of the Union address. Members of both parties stood respectfully when he entered and left. In 1998, the House of Representatives actually did impeach Bill Clinton. But he came to Capitol Hill a month later and delivered an address that made no acknowledgment of that fact. Members of both parties stood respectfully when he entered and left.Story Continued Below When Congressman Joe Wilson interrupted a speech by President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress and yelled “you lie!”, the breach of civility was so startling that he was formally reprimanded by the House and apologized. The rituals of respect around these speeches are so ingrained that you might have thought that the century-old … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi Might Have Just Blown Up the State of the Union. And That’s OK.
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WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi's been playing a very hot hand lately. Her party won big in the midterm elections, she lined up the votes she needed to take back the speaker's gavel earlier this month and her approval ratings have been on the rise as she has battled President Donald Trump over his promised border wall and a partial government shutdown. On Wednesday, with her caucus unified behind her in that fight, she pushed a few more chips to the middle of the table by telling Trump he's not welcome to give his annual State of the Union address in the House on Jan. 29, as planned. Instead, she said in a letter to the president, he could submit it in writing, or wait until the government re-opens. While it remains to be seen whether Trump will end up delivering the speech that day, Democrats say they weren't looking forward to giving the president a platform to lecture them in person about building a border wall on national television. Ben LaBolt, a Democratic strategist … [Read more...] about Democrats like Pelosi’s State of the Union move. Could Trump?
By Associated Press | | PUBLISHED: January 16, 2019 at 7:40 am | UPDATED: January 16, 2019 at 7:41 am By LISA MASCARO, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security are affected by the partial government shutdown, now it its fourth week. She added that unless the government reopens this week, they should find another date or Trump should deliver the address in writing. The White House did not immediately respond to the high-stakes move on the 26th day of the shutdown, as Trump and Democrats are at an impasse over Trump’s demands for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico … [Read more...] about Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Associated Press January 16, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked President Donald Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation — set for Jan. 29 — until the government reopens.The White House hasn’t immediately responded to a request for comment about Pelosi’s request, which she made in a letter to the president.Pelosi says the partial shutdown is raising concerns about security preparations for the speech. The California Democrat notes that the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security have been without funding for almost four weeks. Advertisement The annual speech is perhaps the president’s biggest opportunity to present his agenda directly to the public. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox … [Read more...] about Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks President Donald Trump to reschedule State of the Union address until government shutdown ends
By Eric Ting, SFGATE Published 4:49 pm PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, following their meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. less House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, following their meeting with President ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi appears to take swipe at the loan Trump received from his father