Politico: Pelosi signals no relief for airlines without bigger Covid deal

Politico: Pelosi signals no relief for airlines without bigger Covid deal. “Speaker Nancy Pelosi is refusing to move a standalone coronavirus bailout for airlines unless the administration also agrees to a broader stimulus package, sowing further confusion in the already tangled talks that have dragged on since early summer.”

Politico: Pelosi and Mnuchin make one final attempt at Covid talks before elections

Politico: Pelosi and Mnuchin make one final attempt at Covid talks before elections. “Pelosi and Mnuchin spoke Monday evening, according to Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s spokesman, and they plan to speak again Tuesday morning. If no agreement seems likely — and it hasn’t been despite months of on-and-off negotiations — Pelosi and House Democratic leaders will hold a vote on their own $2.2 trillion bill as soon as Wednesday and then go home, guaranteeing that Congress won’t send more help until after Election Day, said the sources.”

Politico: Pelosi says House will return to Washington if Covid deal reached

Politico: Pelosi says House will return to Washington if Covid deal reached. “Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that the House would return to Washington if a long-stalled coronavirus deal can be reached, although a growing number of her members say they shouldn’t leave town at all without an agreement.”

San Francisco Chronicle: Stylists say Pelosi’s hair salon visit not a one-off — everybody’s doing it

San Francisco Chronicle: Stylists say Pelosi’s hair salon visit not a one-off — everybody’s doing it. not me. “Despite all of the shock and awe over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent trip to a San Francisco a salon to get her hair done, the truth is that such backdoor visits to salons, which are supposed to be closed to indoor service during the pandemic, are common and have been going in the city for months. Just ask the hairdressers.”

Politico: Pelosi and McConnell resist testing for lawmakers as anxiety spikes

Politico: Pelosi and McConnell resist testing for lawmakers as anxiety spikes. “Congressional leaders are digging in on their refusal to mandate regular coronavirus testing for lawmakers, despite growing calls to do so from both inside and outside the Capitol. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected an offer from the administration to provide rapid tests to lawmakers in early May — citing concerns about logistics as well as the appearance of giving lawmakers preferential treatment.”

CNN: Pelosi mandates masks in House chamber after Gohmert tests positive for Covid-19

CNN: Pelosi mandates masks in House chamber after Gohmert tests positive for Covid-19. “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday she would require all House members and aides to wear masks on the floor after Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert — who was often in the chamber interacting with colleagues and refusing to wear a face-covering — tested positive for coronavirus.”

BBC: Coronavirus: Nancy Pelosi criticises Deborah Birx

BBC: Coronavirus: Nancy Pelosi criticises Deborah Birx. “US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has attacked the White House coronavirus task force’s Deborah Birx, linking her to ‘disinformation’ spread by President Donald Trump. Dr Birx responded that she always based her decisions on scientific data. She is a leading member of the task force, working alongside infectious diseases chief Anthony Fauci.”

CNN: Nancy Pelosi says Facebook ‘willing enablers’ of Russian interference

CNN: Nancy Pelosi says Facebook ‘willing enablers’ of Russian interference. “A doctored video that was slowed down in a way that made it appear as if Pelosi was slurring her words went viral on Facebook last week. The company did not remove the video, but instead down ranked it, meaning, according to Facebook, that it appeared in fewer users’ News Feeds. It took Facebook 32 hours to down rank the video, CNN learned.”