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Pelosi escapes threat to Dem post in House

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>> And tell you how exhilarated I am by the strong vote that I have from my colleagues.>> House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday surviving an uprising among Democrats demanding new leadership after her party's devastating loss this month to Donald Trump.>> He knew it was gonna be an uphill battle.
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>> Pelosi fending off a challenge by Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan who took a third of the votes, the strongest rebuke to Pelosi in her 14 year reign. The family fight leaving deep doubts whether Democrats can now unite to face an onslaught by Republicans hoping to reverse President Obama's policies in the coming months.
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Ryan, a rising Democratic star from a working class district, blasted his party for appealing more to big liberal states and less to the angry voters in Rust Belt states who swung to Trump, sealing his win over Hillary Clinton.>> I believe it in my heart that if we're gonna win as Democrats, we need to have an economic message that resonates in every corner of this country.
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>> The 76 year old Californian has been in Congress for 30 years, including four years as Speaker of the House. She'll enter the new session with Republicans controlling both the House and Senate and now, the White House.