Barack Obama

Obama Says He Needs Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, Would be Easier to Govern

Raising money for 2014


President Barack Obama said Wednesday at a DCCC fundraiser it would be difficult for him to pass a slew of second-term agenda items without Nancy Pelosi regaining her speakership.

"I would be dishonest if I didn't say that it would be a whole lot easier to govern if I had Nancy Pelosi as Speaker," Obama said at the second Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser he attended, this one at the home of San Francisco investor Gordon Getty.