Innocence and experience

Nancy Pelosi has fought her corner for 30 years on Capitol Hill. But her current spat with Trump is small beans compared to the challenge represented by the audacious young Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

20th January, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents an ambitious, leftist insurgency aiming to oust the Democratic old guard personified by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Last Friday morning, Nancy Pelosi, just two weeks into her new role as speaker of the House of Congress and third in line to the US presidency, stood surrounded by reporters outside the House chamber. Before responding to a question about whether president Donald Trump had blocked her trip to Afghanistan as payback for her move to delay his State of the Union address, she paused and arched an eyebrow.

“I would hope not,” she...

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