House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Pelosi, the top Democrat in the Repu

 

              House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Pelosi, the top Democrat in the Repu
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Pelosi, the top Democrat in the Republican-controlled House, questioned why the body had adjourned for six days in the midst of the fiscal cliff negotiations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)