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President Donald Trump sat down for a presser with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the United Nations General Assembly. The two have dominated news cycles this week because Trump urged Zelensky to investigate Trump's political rival, former Vice President and 2020 Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

In the joint press conference, Trump insisted that his conversation with Zelensky was to weed out corruption in Ukraine, and assured that Zelensky felt "no pressure" to act on his suggestion to investigate Biden.

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US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) ceremony to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first recorded forced arrival of enslaved Africans in the Emancipation Hall of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on September 10, 2019. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California, put credit where it was due when asked about the lack of gun control legislation passed through Congress.

When a reporter asked Pelosi if she had regrets about not calling the House back from recess early to tackle gun control in the wake of more mass shootings and acts of White nationalist domestic terrorism she put the reporter in her place reminding her that the House has in fact passed gun control legislation and that her question was better asked of Senate Majority Leader McConnell.

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has had a wealth of firsts since her surprise victory in the 14th District of New York's primary last summer.

Today marked yet another first as the Congresswoman presided over the House of Representatives, becoming the youngest woman in the nation's history to do so.

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Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) at the House podium. (C-SPAN)

During a House committee meeting on Friday, as first-term Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) presided over the floor of the House, Republican Representative Rodney Davis of Illinois asked the House to recognize the history that Haaland was making.

Davis stated:

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President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (Ron Sachs-Pool and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On Friday, House Democrats unveiled legislation titled "For the People Act." The purpose is to provide campaign finance reform, election integrity and security, congressional ethics and more.

It also requires presidential candidates to disclose 10 years of tax returns, promotes transparency for presidential inaugural and transition committees and tightens White House ethics standards.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi approaches the microphones to speak to journalists after her caucus announced that she has been nominated by the House Democrats to be the next Speaker of the House of the 116th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday November 28, 2018.(Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

As news of the Democratic Party regaining the majority in the House of Representatives spread, so did calls to replace the woman who lead the victory. But the criticism was not coming from new progressive first time winners in the House.

Those calls came mostly from career politicians. Mostly White male career politicians who backed Senator Chuck Schumer's retention of his Senate leadership position and current male House leadership.

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