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Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has reaffirmed a pledge to seek only one more term as leader of the legislative body.

In a Wednesday news conference, Pelosi told Capitol Hill reporters that she would “abide by those limits” she placed upon herself after many in her caucus urged her to do so in 2018.

The limitations were the result of bitter ideological conflicts kicked off within the party as progressives expanded their influence with numerous big wins in a modest blue wave midterm election season.

“Well, let me just say that, when that conversation took place, there was a move to put limits on the leadership and the chairs of committees. It never came up. They said they were going to do it. They didn’t do it,” Pelosi said. “But what I said then is that, whether it passes or not, I will abide by the limits that are there.”

At 80 years of age, Pelosi has served as House speaker twice throughout the course of her 33-year congressional tenure — which was extended by yet another two-year term earlier this month on election night.

Despite a hard-fought battle to garner support for a second speakership in 2018, however, age and ideological concerns seemed not to hinder the speaker’s recent campaign.

House Democrats unanimously nominated her to retain the role in a vote conducted remotely Wednesday, according to The Hill.

She will receive a full floor vote in January, when oaths of office are officially administered to members of the 117th Congress.

And with no opponents propped up in the Wednesday nominating vote, the final decision is something of a formality.

“There’s near-universal appreciation for ‘thank God Nancy was there during this turbulent four years.’ She was the Rock of Gibraltar,” Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia told Politico just before the vote.

“I think that’s really why the idea of challenging her has not resurfaced and is not likely to.”

Democrats suffered heavy and unexpected losses in the House of Representatives during the 2020 presidential election and are now expected to carry only a seven-vote majority into the coming term, should current electoral leads hold in the 13 congressional races still outstanding, CNN reported.

Those losses did little to move the party in a new direction when it comes to leadership, with a number of Pelosi’s fellow ranking members also on track to retain their roles in the 117th Congress.

Of course, this does not necessarily indicate contentment with the party platform among caucus members.

According to Washington Post congressional reporter Erica Werner, a post-election conference call took a turn for the chaotic two weeks ago, as several participants argued the close results indicated a need for Democratic leadership to reclaim the wheel and steer the party in the direction of ideological moderacy.

“We lost races we shouldn’t have lost,” freshman Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia is reported to have yelled on the call, adding that “if we run this race again we will get f—ing torn apart again in 2022.”

It seems unlikely party leadership will heed such concerns going forward, however, with Pelosi holding fast to claims she has a definitive Democratic mandate to govern under the first two years of a potential Biden administration.

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Stephanie Hamilton November 20, 2020
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As long as the Democrats are taking away everything this country has worked to obtain for over 200 years, why not bring back age limits? On 3/26/2021, she'll be 81. It's like she a great, great grandmother, instead of being in an important role to serve this country. She's a stubborn, unprofessional, old women that pouts and throws tantrums if she doesn't get her way. She certainly doesn't have the public's interest in mind. She has wasted four years on her mission to destroy Trump. Pelosi and her Congress accomplished nothing for U. S. citizens during this time. Had she not instigated the phony impeachment, Trump and others would have been able to focus more on the virus and perhaps save lives.
Annabel November 20, 2020
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I would bet Pelosi is THE most hated woman in this country.
Don November 19, 2020
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Darn, 80 years old? Just call it up, already.
MAGA November 19, 2020
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This headline makes you wonder about this bunch.
MAGA November 19, 2020
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I wonder how many decisions she made that benefited her husbands business?That;s how she got so rich. If she worked that hard for the people, we would have a really nice life.
WaveForm November 19, 2020
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Send the BITCH packing! POS communist socialist!
F*** thedems November 19, 2020
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What does anyone think even if she did resign she would just go away? I mean look at that other useless pile of garbage Hillary Clinton, we still have to see and hear her nonsense everyday like she is some big player! She should be tweeting from a prison cell yet there she is... free as an old crow, cackling away from a top a dead tree! We don’t hardly hear from her hubby and HE was one of the dems most beloved presidents!
Karen Thomas November 19, 2020
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And I'm suppose to believe Piglosi on this statement when 99 % of the time she lies? No way. I know, my statement will be marked as "spam", but what I am saying is the truth.
Missiej2000 November 19, 2020
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LOL, This is NOT by her choice, she is being forced out by her own caucus after a miserable tenure as Speaker. History books will write of her dismal failures for centuries. Good times. I hope they move even further left and lose even ore seats in 2022!
flak November 19, 2020
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SO WHAT,, SHE STILL HAS TO WORK WITH A REPUBLIVAN SENATE,,, THEY WILL KEEP HER PORK TO A MINIMUM
Paul L November 19, 2020
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C'mon CF get your shit together. No more misleading headlines.
Ronald Wong November 19, 2020
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After the mid terms Pelosi will not be speaker of the House as Republicans will capture the House.
Doris Frazier November 19, 2020
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She needs to go, she has done absolutely NOTHING for Americans thus far. Her only accomplishment has been being a royal pain in the butt to many and holding the COVID stimulus hostage for her own selfish reasons to bail out extremely poorly run states like NY and Ca and also not protecting Americans which is part of her dam job by wanting to give illegals all kinds of money and benefits who have broken the dam law to come in here. SHE NEEDS TO GO PERIOD. SHE IS A TRAITOR TO AMERICANS AS WELL AS A LOT MORE DEMOCRATS.
Jim November 19, 2020
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CF...once again your headline is misleading. You said she was NIT going to be speaker then in the article you present your lie by saying "ONE MORE TERM"! CF, I've deleted emails for less.
Severa Hill November 19, 2020
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She is totally corrupt, crooked, criminal, and full of hate and lies. I hope she cannot withstand herself when she goes and drown in her own sorry attitude. She is dispicable and no better words can describe her. Run her out now !!!!
mike dar November 19, 2020
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Just one more... the same proclamation every addict states.
bill November 19, 2020
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with all of those people in kawlifornie living in the streets (and by the way,,NOTHING,,is being done about it) and the people keep voting for that dizzy broad ????? I'd be demanding a recount of the votes of kawlifornie. WAKE THE HELL UP AMERICA.
ERIC November 19, 2020
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JUST FUCKING LEAVE ALREADY! BITCH NEEDS TO GO....NOW!!!!
James Alonso November 19, 2020
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Big deal! She is getting two more years. People exaggerate a lot now-a-days, good grief!! Supposedly AOC is supposed to replace her if she leaves ,so it goes from one demon from hell to another!
binkyxz3 November 19, 2020
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Better luck than the GOP deserves, she's awful.
Steve Fye November 19, 2020
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When Trump wins this election Piglosi will have a coronary.
chucky November 19, 2020
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WHAT THE FUCK is with the fake news clickbait headline?!
chaim silver November 19, 2020
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good.. she can go drown in her ice cream tub.
WASOON November 19, 2020
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Yea, you have done enough damage to our country you freakin' skank!
Gerald D Cline Jr November 19, 2020
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The old witch is probably gonna drop dead from age before she can finish another term.
Elsie November 19, 2020
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That senile old SOT. She promised them this time if they would just let her be Speaker one more time ,she would no trun again. She has some type neurological problem,Parknsons or something. That and she is already embalmed. 90 proof. She did a great job this Nov. We of the right salute you. We needed these seats. Hope whenthisold bitch dies they stick that gavel up her dirt shoot sideways.
Redeemed Democrat November 19, 2020
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Oh happy day. The Maker of heaven and earth will set a standard against all the perverse workers of iniquity and adversaries of what is true. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Disappear, Pelosi devil's advocate and maid.
Pamela Conley November 19, 2020
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You're honestly going to tell me there is not one single Democrat that can challange this old bat??? If I have to endure Harris/Biden can you're party find SOMEONE else?? I cannot stomach this woman for another 4 years!!
Michael T November 19, 2020
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How do you step down from burning in Hell?
Cyn November 19, 2020
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She should step down NOW, not wait another two years...NOW and she should retire from Congress. The U.S. government would be much better off WITHOUT HER!!!!
wanda November 19, 2020
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One more is one too many.
LST November 19, 2020
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I'd prefer to see the old bitch drop dead, or take a very long one way flight on her broom and not come back.
Richard Vi November 19, 2020
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Satan waiting for you bye have a we ball
Rich Cole November 19, 2020
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Don't bet on it. She is a power junkie. Power corrupts and she is absolutely in its grasp.
HERB HAMILTON November 19, 2020
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WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS MORE OF THIS WOMAN. SHE NEEDS TO SAY GOOD BYE AND GO HOME TO STAY. GOD BLESS AMERICA. MAY SHE FIND GOD'S LOVE IN CHRSIT TO BE REAL IN HER HEART AND LIFE.
Jon Wisdom November 19, 2020
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The party is gone. If not for the fraud and politicization of the virus, democrats would have lost everything. Nest time they will. Even this time the election is far from over.
Nathan M. November 19, 2020
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Even one more term is more than this corrupt bitch deserves. Let her resign NOW and spend the rest of her days drowning her disgrace in tubs of that luxury ice cream she loves so much.
Annabel November 19, 2020
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Misleading headline again!
Richard November 19, 2020
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I'll believe it when I see it. I was actually hoping she would assume room temperature first.
george eady November 19, 2020
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that is better than being stepped on
Denice Tribuiani November 19, 2020
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Please let this be
Leroy November 19, 2020
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She is a corrupt embarrassment. She is part of the enemy within
Lydia November 19, 2020
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Bye bye old awl
daz November 19, 2020
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rats deserting a sinking ship
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Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

Referring to Haley’s possible 2024 ambitions, Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote, “Since last fall, I’ve spent nearly six hours talking with Haley on-the-record. I’ve also spoken with nearly 70 people who know her: friends, associates, donors, staffers, former colleagues. From those conversations, two things are clear. First, Nikki Haley is going to run for president in 2024. Second, she doesn’t know which Nikki Haley will be on the ballot.”

Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

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New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

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