Pelosi shows pragmatic streak in pursuit of border deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal, and now they’re trying to portray her as a captive of resurgent left-wingers in her Democratic Party.

But in her early moves so far as House speaker, Pelosi is displaying her pragmatic streak.

She’s set to endorse a split-the-differences deal on government funding that appears on track to give President Donald Trump at least some barriers on the border. That’s despite previously calling Trump’s border wall idea “immoral” and promising he won’t get a penny for it.

And as her party’s progressive wing pursues proposals such as “Medicare for all” and a “Green New Deal,” Pelosi is keeping her distance from those ideas.

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