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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Pelosi: Colleagues say evening gown clip ‘sexist’ (read-this roundup)

Nancy Pelosi has a bone to pick with that Sunday “60 Minutes” segment on insider trading among members of Congress--but it’s not what you’d think.
Don’t call her “princess”: Nancy Pelosi says evening gown clip raised eyebrows. (J. Scott Applewhite - AP)

Of course, the House minority leader disagrees with the premise (that she went easy on a credit-card bill after making a bundle on a Visa IPO), but she also has a beef with the clip the show used, our colleague Melinda Hennenberger reports. It showed her in an evening gown, which some congresswomen thought was “sexist,” Pelosi says.

Elsewhere, the Reliable Source reports on one smokin’ fundraiser; and we learn why we should pity poor GOP wannabe Newt Gingrich: although his latest disclosure says he’s worth $6.7 million, he said in a story by our colleague Dan Eggen that running for his party’s nomination has hurt his bottom line. “I’ve made a good deal of my income off the speeches and off of being a commentator,” he said. “All of that went away. So it just got to be much more challenging.”

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