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[Pelosi's mom] Her husband, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., was the legendary mayor of Baltimore from 1947-1959 & served multiple terms in the House of Reps. "Big Tommy" died in 1987. Their son, Thomas D'Alesandro III served a single term as mayor from 1967-1971. baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-19…
[1987] Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., Mayor of Baltimore from 1947 to 1959 and an influence in Maryland and national Democratic politics for many years before that, died yesterday in his city's Mercy Hospital after a heart attack. nytimes.com/1987/08/24/obi…
Pride of Baltimore Nancy Pelosi Learned Her Politics At the Elbow of Her Father the Mayor washingtonpost.com/archive/lifest…
Pelosi is the daughter of “Old Tommy” d’Alesandro, whose “parking garage” connections forced him out of the Maryland gubernatorial race in 1953, & the sister of Franklin D. Roosevelt “Roosey” d’Alesandro, arrested in 1954 along w 15 other youths nationalreview.com/2009/08/untouc…
Pelosi attended her first Democratic National Convention at age 12. Here she is at age 20 with John F. Kennedy at his inaugural ball.
She defeated a San Francisco supervisor in a special election, winning one of the most solidly Democratic seats in the country. In June 1978, she was sworn in with her father by her side.
Oh, that explains it 😂😂😂

One of Pelosi's earliest and most prominent financial backers is E & J Gallo Winery, which produces 25% of the wine in America. The Pelosis own two vineyards in California.
"Pelosi knew California Sen. Dianne Feinstein as a neighbor years before they became two of the most powerful women in Congress. Here they are hanging out after Feinstein lost the California gubernatorial election in 1990."
Pelosi was also one of the House architects behind the 1994 assault-weapons ban, along with Feinstein and then Rep. Chuck Schumer.
Pelosi was also put on the powerful House Appropriations and Intelligence committees, and was the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Operations committee. Here she is with then Rep. Barney Frank at a 1995 news conference.
Here she is promoting public television with a creepy Ernie.
Paul Pelosi has managed to avoid the spotlight, focusing on his real-estate and venture-capital business Financial Leasing Services Inc. He also owns the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.
Pelosi got a big promotion in 2001, when she was named the House Democratic whip, the No. 2 job in the party.
After raising $1.8 million for Democrats through her leadership PAC in 2002, Pelosi got the top job when Dick Gephardt stepped down as minority leader. She was the first woman to ever lead a party in Congress.
In 2006, she teamed up with Schumer, then Sen. Harry Reid, and then Rep. Rahm Emanuel to hatch a plan to take back Congress ...
it worked....Democrats won the majority in both chambers, and Pelosi became the first female speaker of the House.
What happened? In the first 100 hours of being speaker in 2006, Pelosi raised the minimum wage, enacted the 9/11 commission report, ended many tax subsidies to oil companies, and made new rules about lobbying.
After Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, Democrats controlled Congress and the White House for the first time in 14 years.
Pelosi convinced Obama to move forward with healthcare reform when all seemed lost in 2009.
But Democrats lost control of the House, and Pelosi handed over the gavel to Republican John Boehner in 2010.
Despite her diminished role, Pelosi was still a major power player in DC, having spent a decade as the top House Democrat.

hmmm...a handler perhaps
Pelosi once again became House minority leader and remained a close ally to Obama during his second term.
Pelosi led the House Democrats through the 2013 shutdown, during which she said Republicans were "legislative arsonists" for using healthcare as an excuse to shut down the government.
Quite a surprising vote tally...
In 2016, Rep. Tim Ryan challenged Pelosi's speaker seat, but he lost 134 to 63.
As House minority leader, Pelosi became a chief Trump critic. In 2017, she led the House's charge against Trump's decision to shut down DACA. In response, Trump has called her "High Tax, High Crime Nancy Pelosi" and "MS-13 Lover Nancy Pelosi."
Pelosi learned the art of politics from her father, a practitioner of old-school politics. To practice her penmanship, "Little Nancy" was in charge of the book in which her New Deal father kept track of favors done and owed. #mafia usnews.com/news/articles/…
[2009] Those around Pelosi say she has always kept her own favor file. But, like her father, she has also maintained a “disfavor file” in her head — a roster of those whom she believes have screwed up, betrayed her, challenged her or merely annoyed her. politico.com/story/2009/03/…
Pelosi has clashed with Trump in the last few years, incl during a televised meeting btwn them & Schumer over the border wall. In that mtg & for weeks since, Pelosi said Dems will not offer funding for the wall.
She regained her position as speaker of the House only eight years after leaving it. 🖖🏼🖖🏼🖖🏼
Now, Pelosi is gearing up to lead Congress in a fight with the Department of Justice over the full release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
[2007] Baltimore's Little Italy ready to welcome favorite daughter sfgate.com/politics/artic…
#TermLimits [2018] She 1st won election to the House in 1987 — when Reagan was president — & she’s been there ever since. In 2002, after working her way to the top, Pelosi was elected speaker of the House, the 1st woman ever to helm a nat'l party washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/…
Nancy Pelosi’s Father Helped Dedicate Confederate Statues As Mayor Of Baltimore inquisitr.com/4458753/nancy-…
[2008] Why Pelosi is No Role Model for Women Seeking Office hbr.org/2008/06/why-pe…
D'ALESANDRO, Thomas, Jr., (father of Nancy Pelosi), a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., August 1, 1903 bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodis…
Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. was Mayor of Baltimore from 1947-1959. His daughter, Nancy D'Alesandro seated center in white, became the first woman to serve as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and is now known as Nancy Pelosi. mdhsphotographs.tumblr.com/post/227200578…
“That’s a billion-dollar, unnerving question,” said Nick D’Alesandro, grandson of the late Mayor Thomas J. D’Alesandro Jr., son of former Mayor Thomas J. D’Alesandro III, and nephew of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pawns on the chessboard
Recently released FBI documents from decades ago have found the family of Nancy Pelosi might have had deep ties to organized crime.
Thomas J. D'Alesandro Jr. and Thomas J. D'Alesandro III baltimoresun.com/maryland/bal-p…
Paul Pelosi Jr., the son of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), was the president and chief operating officer of Natural Blue Resources Inc., an investment company he cofounded that focuses on "environmentally-friendly" ventures. freebeacon.com/politics/compa…
Swearing-in ceremony, Thomas D'Alesandro, Member of the Renegotiation Board, 3/28/1961 -- That is Pelosi on the left jfklibrary.org/asset-viewer/a…
A reminder....From the U.S. political realm those invited included Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the lieutenant governor of California, Gavin Newsom, both Democrats. reuters.com/article/us-sor…
Among those toasting the couple were House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan gave a speech to the crowd. money.cnn.com/2013/09/22/inv…
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