Pelosi: No Regrets ... and New Twitter Handle

Outgoing speaker now @NancyPelosi
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2011 1:40 AM CST

(Newser) – Nancy Pelosi's reign as the first female House speaker ends at noon today, but at least she's now got a shorter Twitter handle. "I’m now @NancyPelosi, 2 characters shorter than @SpeakerPelosi," she wrote to followers last night. ReTweeters "rejoice!" she added. Incoming speaker John Boehner, meanwhile, is expected to change his handle from GOPLeader to SpeakerBoehner, the New York Times notes.

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Pelosi said yesterday she has "no regrets" about her time as the most powerful woman in the history of American politics, Reuters reports. "I don’t really look back. I look forward,” said Pelosi, who as speaker was second in the presidential line of succession. "When our Republican colleagues have positive solutions again, they will have a willing partner in solving problems for the American people." (Read more Nancy Pelosi stories.)

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