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Pelosi: 4-Year Maximum in Speaker Post Is 'a Long Time'

Rep. Nancy Pelosi shrugged off suggestions Thursday that she weakened herself by agreeing to limit her tenure as next House speaker to a four-year maximum, a deal that clears the way for her to be elected to the post for the new Congress. "That's a long time," she said at a news conference a day after she and seven insurgents who'd been pushing for younger leadership announced their pact. For weeks, the 78-year-old California Democrat had resisted opponents'...

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