Don’t Mess With Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has led Democrats in Congress for two decades and broke the glass ceiling as the first woman to control the House of Representatives, said on Thursday she’ll step aside as leader at the end of the 117th Congress—though she plans to remain in the House as a lawmaker.

In her 2020 book Pelosi, Molly Ball documents how Pelosi leads, how she wins and how she uses her power. The book is ultimately a portrait of a woman who fully embraces her personal gifts, owns them and uses them effectively—not for herself alone, even though she certainly knows how to wield power to win a legislative battle or even her own reelection campaign.