'I'm Worth the Trouble': Nancy Pelosi Defiant as Members Discuss Ousting Her

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She is the latest in a line of Republicans who have represented the Georgia 6th since 1979, beginning with Newt Gingrich, who would become House speaker. "At some point, the coach has got to go, right?" said Rep. "We have a lot of talent in the Democratic Party", but she pointed out that "we don't have an infrastructure in our caucus allowing more voices to be heard, and that's the problem".

The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the Democratic caucus for almost 15 years from minority to majority and back, raised tens of millions of dollars and has had multiple legislative successes.

"They always want to choose our leaders", Pelosi said Thursday. It needs a party that actively seeks to reduce income inequality by changing education to focus on creating more 21st-century job skills and by making it easier for older workers to launch new careers instead of being left behind by technological change.

In Politico, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel advises Democrats to do what he did, as House campaign chairman, in 2006: Recruit candidates with local roots and views suited to local terrain - and with sharp political instincts, which both parties' candidates seemed to lack in the special elections.

While there are plenty of news reports highlighting how many people are calling for the House Minority Leader to step aside, few are also reporting that California's 12th District has another option.

"I voted for myself for Black Caucus chair, and because I'm chair of the Black Caucus I won't talk about who I supported, when I supported [them] and who I would support in the future", he said.

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Mallory Quigley is with Susan B. Anthony List, a national anti-abortion group that spent more than $90,000 to support Republican Karen Handel, who won Tuesday's special election. Probably not. Did Georgia make Republicans feel better and Democrats worse?

"The issue I think strategically is that Trump energizes their base and Leader Pelosi energizes their base", said Rep. It's not fair. It's not accurate in its attacks on our leader, but it's effective.

My impression is that none of the Democrats (except maybe Archie Parnell in South Carolina's 5th District) had the political skills and local appeal that enabled so many Democrats to win Republican-leaning seats in the 1970s and hold them in the 1980s. "We haven't been talking about these direct economic issues that people are talking about", he said.

Ryan made it clear after his failed bid to oust Pelosi in the fall that he wasn't planning to challenge her again and was just supporting the effort. "So, we are paving a way for a new generation of leadership". Prior to his recent interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Bloomberg has said that the incumbent president has 55 percent chance of winning the next Presidential Election. The Iraq war veteran endorsed eight veterans running for the House this week, and started a new national security task force with other young veterans within the Democratic caucus.

Pelosi can tout her experience as a key mover and shaker during the passage of Obamacare in 2010.

"Of course I'm open to a meeting" with Pelosi", Moulton said. "I mean, does anybody in this room think that we're going to be discussing a single-payer?" "It'd be interesting to see if, what'd they say if I was from some other place".