WASHINGTON (AP) - Nancy Pelosi was unanimously chosen Thursday by Democrats to be speaker of the House of Representatives, becoming the first woman ensured the job that constitutionally is second in line of succession to the presidency.
Even as Pelosi was enjoying her finest hour politically, her fellow Democrats remained divided over the selection of her top lieutenant.
Pelosi officially takes the post in January, succeeding Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert, when the House convenes in the next session of Congress.
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