Austin Ahlman is a contributing writer at The Intercept. He grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska, and studied political science and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Macalester College before interning at The American Prospect and working as a politics fellow at The Intercept. He is based in Washington, D.C.
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Nancy Pelosi is a controversial figure, but one thing her supporters and detractors agree on is her tactical skill as a legislator and power broker. Somehow, those legendary skills failed her this week.
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