Tonight the American people appear to have given control of the United States House of Representatives to the Democratic Party. For those concerned about the direction of America and the war in Iraq this is good news. Speaker-designee Nancy Pelosi will be the first woman in U.S. history to hold the office. Her career in Congress would suggest that she’ll be a tough leader concerned about wages, health care, public education and the safety of our people. Will Democrats in the House be everything that we need them to be? Nope. Those of us concerned about the “least of these” in America will have to fight hard to keep our issues on the table. We also still have to worry about the man living at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. At least now there will be one chamber of Congress holding the White House accountable.
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