Cameron Joseph

Cameron Joseph is Talking Points Memo's senior political correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He covers Capitol Hill, the White House and the permanent campaign. Previous publications include the New York Daily News, Mashable, The Hill and National Journal. He grew up near Chicago and is an irrationally passionate Cubs fan.

Articles by Cameron

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) laid out the starkly different direction the House would take in her inaugural speech Thursday afternoon, just minutes after winning the votes to seize back the gavel and give Democrats veto power over President Trump’s legislative agenda.

“Two months ago, the American people spoke, and demanded a new dawn,” she declared.

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They’re back. She’s back.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) became the first House leader in more than six decades to return to the speakership on Thursday as Democrats took back House control for the first time in eight years, setting themselves up as a major check on President Trump and fundamentally changing the dynamics of Washington.

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Things are about to change in a big way in Washington.

Democrats will take back control of the House for the first time in eight years at noon ET Thursday, putting an official check on President Trump’s powers and setting up what could be an increasingly acrimonious two years in the nation’s capital as they square off with the bellicose president.

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