Lawmakers re-elect chamber leaders; Pelosi aims to stay

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers in both parties on Wednesday re-elected most of their leaders for the upcoming new Congress while Nancy Pelosi ended some suspense by announcing she would seek to remain the top Democrat in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, Republicans re-elected Mitch McConnell as their leader, notwithstanding his failure to achieve two top goals in last week's national elections, defeating President Barack Obama and gaining a Republican majority in the Senate. …




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