Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Pelosi Steps Up as Democrats Shift Balance of Power in DC

With U.S. Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 1994, Nancy Pelosi is now in line to become the first woman Speaker of the House.

While there remain before her some tricky negotiations within her Party, which in many ways turned toward a more moderate position last night, Pelosi looks forward to a powerful role that can significantly control the country’s legislative agenda. The Speaker of the House is also second in the line of presidential succession, behind only the Vice President.