Editorial: What she did: Nancy Pelosi accomplished a great deal as speaker

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New York Daily News

A nation that’s seen its share of firsts of late — first Black president, first woman heading a major-party presidential ticket, first lying demagogue businessman president, first female vice-president — might be forgiven for forgetting that it was Nancy Pelosi who in 2007 became the first woman to serve as House speaker. After that four-year stint, which was followed by eight years of Republican control, Pelosi returned for another four years atop the 435-member legislative body. With Republicans retaking control, she now steps aside as the House’s top Democrat. New York’s Hakeem Jeffries loo…

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