Pelosi, Ivanka Trump named to Forbes's 'World's 100 Most Powerful Women'
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders on the rise as Nevada debate looms Lawmakers push back at Trump's Pentagon funding grab for wall Malaysia says it will choose 5G partners based on own standards, not US recommendations MORE (D-Calif.) and White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpManufacturers group kicks off campaign to close the industry's skills gap Fed chief issues stark warning to Congress on deficits Rally crowd chants '46' for Donald Trump Jr. MORE on Thursday were named to Forbes’s “World's 100 Most Powerful Women” list. 

Pelosi ranked No. 3 on the list, while Trump, who is President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister MORE's oldest daughter, ranked No. 42.

Forbes cited Pelosi’s status as the country’s first female Speaker and her role in initiating the country’s fourth-ever impeachment proceedings against a sitting president as reasons for her standing on the list.


The California lawmaker launched the House’s impeachment investigation into President Trump in late September over concerns that he pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination Meghan McCain to Joy Behar: 'You guys have done a piss-poor job of convincing me that I should vote for a Democrat' MORE, a chief political rival, and 2016 election meddling. 

The process has continued into December, with the House Judiciary Committee this week holding public hearings discussing two articles of impeachment over abuse of power relating to the pressure applied on Kyiv and whether the president obstructed justice by ordering aides to defy congressional subpoenas for testimony and documents.

Forbes cited Ivanka Trump’s role in the White House for her standing on the list, referencing the administration’s statements that she “helped push for the childcare tax credit passed in 2017 and the creation of a workforce apprentice program.” 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranked at the top of the list. Other prominent women included are Melinda Gates, Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyGayle King accepts Snoop Dogg apology, says it was never her intention to add to pain over Bryant's death Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King in Kobe Bryant flap: I was 'disrespectful' and 'overreacted' Rose McGowan hits Snoop Dogg for Gayle King comments: 'Death hurts. Grow the f--- up' MORE and climate activist Greta Thunberg, who was named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" on Wednesday.