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Pelosi Nominated by Democrats to Be US House Speaker

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Nancy Pelosi was nominated by fellow House Democrats to be speaker on Wednesday, but she still faces a showdown vote when the full House convenes in January.  Pelosi entered the closed-door caucus election in an unusual position — running unopposed despite the clamor by some Democrats for new leadership. Votes were still being counted, but she was assured of victory.  “Are there dissenters? Yes,” the California Democrat told reporters as voting was underway. “But I expect to...

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