|Born||Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||Trinity Washington University|
|Children|| • Nancy|
|Member of||9-11/Joint Congressional Inquiry|
Nancy Pelosi is a US politician. She is the House Speaker.
Nancy Pelosi's hometown is Baltimore, where her mob-connected father, Tom d’Alesandro served as mayor from 1947 to 1959. In 1954, d’Alesandro withdrew from the race for governor of Maryland after it was disclosed that he had received an undeclared campaign contribution from Dominic Piracci, a parking garage owner who was convicted on state charges of fraud, conspiracy, and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Piracci, the owner of Piracci Construction Co., Inc., had most of the city’s parking garage contracts. The mob ties of the mayor became deeper when Piracci’s daughter married d’Alesandro’s oldest son. In 1959, D’Alessandro lost his race for a fourth term as mayor to J. Harold Grady, who, as a former FBI agent and state's attorney for Baltimore city, likely had more than ample insight into D’Alessandro’s mob connection.
Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi were married in Baltimore in 1963. Mr. Pelosi was a graduate of Georgetown University’s Foreign Service School, where he continues to serve as the chair of the Foreign Service Board. He later graduated from Harvard Business School. Mr. Pelosi also serves on a number of corporate boards, including the $17 billion private equity Pacific Corporate Group, in addition to Russell Ranch LLC, an Arizona new homes community. Mr. Pelosi's businesses maintain operations in such locations as Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Curacao, Italy, Kazakhstan, Morocco, South Africa, and Malaysia, all of which are heavily monitored by NSA and its foreign affiliates. Financial Leasing Services has major investments in Apple, Facebook, and Walt Disney. Mr. Pelosi has also enriched himself – his worth is estimated to be in excess of $200 million — by cashing in on a number of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) of later successful companies. Paul Pelosi is known for being very private in his business activities.
|Hedges v. Obama||Daniel Ellsberg|
John Michael McConnell
US Department of Defense
United States of America
|13 January 2012||28 April 2014||The plaintiffs challenged the 2012 NDAA contending that indefinite detention on "suspicion of providing substantial support" to groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban was so vague as to allow unconstitutional, indefinite detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguing that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.|