what a crock of ****.
Deal helps House Democrats avoid battle; Pelosi will be minority leader - latimes.com
House Democrats, already hurting from their election shellacking, have averted a potentially ugly leadership fight.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco helped broker an agreement that paves the way for her to remain Democratic leader and for the party's No. 2 and No. 3 ranking members to retain those positions in the new minority leadership. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the current majority leader, will become minority whip, and James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, now majority whip, will assume the newly created position of assistant leader.