Pelosi wins Speakership for fourth time in dramatic vote

Speaker Nancy Pelosi won a fourth non-consecutive term to lead the House of Representatives, suffering a handful of defections in a narrow vote after her party lost seats but kept control of the chamber.

Nancy Pelosi will be the speaker of the House of Representatives for a fourth time, following Sunday’s Congressional vote. She was elected with a razor-thin margin: 216 voted for her, while 209 members voted against and 3 voted present.