Nancy Pelosi Wins One Battle and Loses Another

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San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi will be the first female House Speaker, and third in line to the President. But her Majority Leader won’t be the Pentagon stalwart who changed the debate on Iraq. Fellow Democrats rejected Pelosi's choice of John Murtha of Pennsylvania by the whopping margin of 60%. Stenny Hoyer of Maryland, Pelosi's long-time rival, was elected instead. Will House Democrats be unified on Iraq, ethics and what they call the "new direction" demanded by voters? What message will the Republicans send when they choose the new minority leaders tomorrow?

Credits

Guests:
Ruth Marcus - Columnist, Washington Post, David Sirota - International Business Times - @davidsirota, Joe Conason - National Memo - @joeconason, Horace Cooper - Professor of Law, George Mason University, Richard Viguerie - ConservativeHQ.com

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal