According to daughter (and independent filmmaker) Alexandra Pelosi, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi really wants to retire from Congress, but her biggest donors won't let her. Now, perhaps we should take this with a grain of salt, but it seems likely this would be something a daughter would know ... even if it is the kind of news that sends Republicans into apoplectic fits of joy.

The younger Pelosi told the website Big Government that, "She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly." Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami quickly retorted that this wasn't the case, and Alexandra didn't know what she was talking about.

Anyhow, poor Nancy.

[NBC, Politico]