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BY JOHN O’CONNOR

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that she intends to continue leading the democratic caucus for the next two years. Fox News explains what’s slated to happen next.

“When the Democrats hold their leadership elections in two weeks on November 29th, Congresswoman Pelosi will be the overwhelming favorite to once again win the title of Democratic Leader.”

Pelosi, of California, is the only woman to ever lead a congressional party caucus. The Washington Post explains Pelosi’s future was initially unclear following last Tuesday’s election. Democrats are still 17 seats short of the House majority.

“She spent the last week talking to Democratic lawmakers and her family and friends about her future plans, never quite revealing to any of them what her intentions were. Senior aides who have worked for her for years left the Capitol Tuesday night unsure of Pelosi’s decision.” 

Despite Democratic losses in 2010 and only moderate gains at the polls this year, The Hill notes Pelosi’s intention to return means she’s confident she can influence policy even from the minority position.

“Her role could be particularly pronounced in the next Congress, as policymakers are expected to seek a grand bargain on deficit reduction that will necessarily focus on tax and entitlement reform – two issues in which Pelosi has long-taken a special interest.”

Pelosi’s party has praised her decision to stay. And according to a CNN Republican strategist, so has the GOP.  

“We love the fact that Nancy Pelosi is staying in her post. She is a very liberal leader, she has kept the House in minority status … and we’re glad she’s there. At the same time however we do need leaders to be able to compromise with on the fiscal cliff.”

The New York Times reports Pelosi has done a lot to unite the Democratic party during her time as leader while being “a lighting rod” for Republican criticism.

“She kept the often fractious Democratic majority united enough to pass a string of sweeping bills. Some of them became law, most notably the health care bill, financial regulatory reform and the stimulus package, but many of them foundered or were watered down in the Senate … ”

The San Francisco congresswoman was easily re-elected to her seat in Washington both in 2010, and again this past month. She served as speaker of the house

Nancy Pelosi Remains House Democratic Leader

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Nov 14, 2012

Nancy Pelosi Remains House Democratic Leader

 

(Image Source: Daily Caller)

BY JOHN O’CONNOR

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that she intends to continue leading the democratic caucus for the next two years. Fox News explains what’s slated to happen next.

“When the Democrats hold their leadership elections in two weeks on November 29th, Congresswoman Pelosi will be the overwhelming favorite to once again win the title of Democratic Leader.”

Pelosi, of California, is the only woman to ever lead a congressional party caucus. The Washington Post explains Pelosi’s future was initially unclear following last Tuesday’s election. Democrats are still 17 seats short of the House majority.

“She spent the last week talking to Democratic lawmakers and her family and friends about her future plans, never quite revealing to any of them what her intentions were. Senior aides who have worked for her for years left the Capitol Tuesday night unsure of Pelosi’s decision.” 

Despite Democratic losses in 2010 and only moderate gains at the polls this year, The Hill notes Pelosi’s intention to return means she’s confident she can influence policy even from the minority position.

“Her role could be particularly pronounced in the next Congress, as policymakers are expected to seek a grand bargain on deficit reduction that will necessarily focus on tax and entitlement reform – two issues in which Pelosi has long-taken a special interest.”

Pelosi’s party has praised her decision to stay. And according to a CNN Republican strategist, so has the GOP.  

“We love the fact that Nancy Pelosi is staying in her post. She is a very liberal leader, she has kept the House in minority status … and we’re glad she’s there. At the same time however we do need leaders to be able to compromise with on the fiscal cliff.”

The New York Times reports Pelosi has done a lot to unite the Democratic party during her time as leader while being “a lighting rod” for Republican criticism.

“She kept the often fractious Democratic majority united enough to pass a string of sweeping bills. Some of them became law, most notably the health care bill, financial regulatory reform and the stimulus package, but many of them foundered or were watered down in the Senate … ”

The San Francisco congresswoman was easily re-elected to her seat in Washington both in 2010, and again this past month. She served as speaker of the house

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