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Nancy Pelosi to stay on as US House minority leader

Politico: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she will remain in charge of the Democratic Caucus for the 113th Congress. Pelosi told Democrats that part of the reason she is staying is to help guide new Democrats who won the election last week. 

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Democrats tap 1st person of Hispanic descent as keynote speaker


National Journal: Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, will deliver the keynote at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Sept. 4. He will share the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Castro, at 37, is the youngest mayor of a major US city. He will also become the first Hispanic to give the main address.

Photo: San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address at the Texas Democratic Convention Friday, June 8, 2012, in Houston. (Pat Sullivan / AP)