Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has served in the House of Representatives for 25 years, and The San Francisco Examiner endorses her bid for two more. Read More
The Obama administration has directed immigration officials to recognize same-sex partners as family members in deportation cases, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Pelosi in a letter that she had ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to notify its field offices “that the interpretation of the phrase ‘family relationships’ includes long-term, same-sex partners.” Read More
A measure that would require San Francisco to study draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park has qualified for the November ballot.
The measure qualified for the ballot after the campaign submitted 15,836 signatures of San Francisco residents in support of the initiative to the city's Department of Elections. Proponents needed to gather at least 9,702 valid signatures. Read More
Don’t change the name on the map just yet.
It’s been more than a month since the Recreation and Park Department held a ceremony honoring California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, with a new street name in Golden Gate Park, but the change isn’t official yet.
While there is a sign in Golden Gate Park with the name Nancy Pelosi Drive, the street is technically still Middle Drive East, a title with significantly less meaning to the former Speaker of the House. Read More
On a day when Rep. Nancy Pelosi should have been celebrating the Supreme Court victory of the sweeping health care reform that she helped pass, the House minority leader instead found herself in the middle of another partisan whirlwind. Read More
Local supporters of same-sex marriage viewed Thursday’s federal appeals court ruling declaring part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional as yet another step toward legal equality for gays and lesbians.
Reaction was understandably positive in the Bay Area, which has been a battleground for gay rights both legally and culturally. Read More
Although she was born into a powerful Baltimore political family, Nancy Pelosi, who has represented San Francisco in Congress for the past quarter century, once believed she’d never run for office.
“I had no interest in running for political office, ever,” said Pelosi, whose father was a congressman from Maryland. “I thought, ‘I’ll go for the normal life.’” Read More
Orange -- in the form of hats, scarves, clothing, shoes, earrings, sunglasses, nail polish and even lipstick -- was the color of choice worn by many of the 400 guests attending a Golden Gate Bridge ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning.
The festivities unveiling new visitor facilities at the bridge also kicked off a weekend of celebrations marking the crossing's 75th anniversary. Read More
Democrats vying for state and federal office in a few Bay Area races could be pitted against each other in the November election, depending on the outcome of California’s new open primary system.
The so-called “top two” primary on June 5 — which allows the overall first-place and second-place vote getters to advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation — gets its first test on ballots that were mailed to voters Monday. Read More
Local transportation advocates are terrified that the pending federal transportation bill could eliminate or drastically reduce funding levels for transit, cycling and pedestrian improvement projects. Read More