Pelosi Draws Her Lines With Obama

02/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Politico

Allies of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi call her a grand master at "three-level chess" -- a skilled politician who games out her complex relationships with the White House, the Senate and her own fractious, heterodox House Democratic Caucus.

Two days before Barack Obama's Inauguration, the speaker showed off a new move -- using the media to keep even a Democratic president from wandering onto her turf.

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