Woman of the Hour

Pelosi Defends Health-Care Tactics

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is not going to let John Boehner rain on her victory parade: Asked by ABC News about the minority leader’s charge of “Nancy Pelosi’s one-party rule,” she said, “Some people will do anything for the insurance companies,” adding, "You strive for bipartisanship when you can. When you find your common ground, that's great. If you don't find your common ground, you have to stand your ground.” When Diane Sawyer asked Pelosi about a recent Economist article labeling her the “most powerful woman in American history,” Pelosi said, "That sounds good. I don't, I don't take it personally, except I take it as a compliment for all women."