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Posted at 9:27 AM ET, 01/ 8/2011

"Worst Week in Washington": Nancy Pelosi

By Chris Cillizza

The first "winner" of our first"Worst Week in Washington" award of 2011 is Nancy Pelosi, the woman who went from speaker of the House to minority leader this week.

But, the handover of power wasn't that simple. As we write in our "WWW" piece for Sunday's paper:

The rebellion of her Democratic colleagues -- 18 voted for someone else, one voted "present," and another didn't vote -- was a sign of the enduring discontent directed at Pelosi from some in her caucus, where most Democrats (and a near-unanimous chunk of the party's political strategists) had expected her to go quietly into the night after their 63-seat loss in the midterm elections.

You can read the full piece here.

By Chris Cillizza  | January 8, 2011; 9:27 AM ET
Categories:  Worst Week in Washington  
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