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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

House Picks Leaders

Representatives in the House voted today on who their leaders are to be. The Democrats, met with some objection from moderates, once again chose Pelosi and the Republicans unanimously chose John Boehner, who, because the Republicans have the majority, will likely be the next House Speaker. Pelosi was challenged for party leadership by Heath Shuler and, although Pelosi won the majority of the votes pretty easily, the Democratic party seems to be moving in a different direction. Shuler wants to make sure moderate Democrats are heard over the voice of stubborn liberals, and I would have to side with him on that. Pelosi has led the close-minded, hard-headed liberals for years and that isn't necessarily a good representation of the Democratic party. Pelosi won her position back authoritatively, but that may not be the case for long.

Pelosi wins Democratic leadership fight

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