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The Nation: Nancy Pelosi: Farm Girl

February 27, 2007

"Pelosi will deliver the keynote address at the National Farmers Union's 105th annual convention. Her focus will be on opportunities for development in rural communities, with special attention to increasing the use of renewable fuels. The speaker recognizes that there is common ground on which the party's environmentally-conscious base can stand with farmers, and she is paying a lot of attention to that turf."

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"A Culture of Disregard"

February 27, 2007

Lawmakers to scrutinize Walter Reed Jonathan E. Kaplan, The Hill – February 27, 2007 Several House and Senate committees will begin oversight hearings into how Walter Reed Army Medical Center subjected wounded soldiers and Marines to bureaucratic indifference and allowed them to live in squalor. Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), chairman of the Defense Appropriations subcommittee […]

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Mounting Readiness Problems

February 26, 2007

Last June, Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton asked Army chief of staff, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, “Are you comfortable with the readiness level for the non-deployed units that are in the continental United States?” Gen. Schoomaker answered, “No.” Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter […]

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Pelosi Urges Bush to Join Democrats in Helping States Fund Shortfall in Children’s Health Insurance

February 26, 2007

"Washington, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement calling on President Bush to support the efforts by Democrats to provide the states with the needed funds to cover the shortfalls for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): 'President Bush heard again this weekend from Democratic and Republican governors that unless Washington moves quickly to help states cover the $745 million shortfall in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) soon, the health coverage of many children will be in jeopardy."

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"Going Without"

February 26, 2007

Troops’ needs not met, psychological group says Gregg Zoroya, USA Today – February 25, 2007 A task force of the nation’s largest group of mental health professionals warns that the U.S. military is not fully addressing the needs of troops and family members traumatized by war. In a report issued Sunday, the American Psychological Association […]

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The Budget

February 26, 2007

Throughout the next week, Appropriations subcommittees will begin hearings on the fiscal year 2008 budget. The process begins with evaluating the president’s budget request, and moving on from there. Chairman David Obey released a document comparing the President's budget request to the FY 2007 enacted Defense or Homeland Security bills and the Joint Funding Resolution […]

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The Economist: Pelosi rides high; Madam Speaker is turning out to be one of the Democrats’ best assets

February 24, 2007

"Nancy Pelosi, the new speaker of the House of Representatives, has pushed through a popular raft of reforms in double-quick time. She has masterminded a vote of no confidence in George Bush's new Iraq policy, allowing her troops to vent their anger without cutting off funding. And she has done all this while looking cool and stylish."

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Privacy Protection

February 23, 2007

The Oversight committee has requested documents from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) amid recent reports that the TSA web site collected personal information without basic security measures to ensure privacy protection. Chairman Waxman writes: There have been many problems with individuals incorrectly identified on the no-fly list. Persons with names similar or identical to names […]

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Ethics & the Executive Branch: Case In Point

February 23, 2007

Pelosi Seeks Tougher Oversight on Ethics John Heilprin, Associated Press – February 22, 2007 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for tighter ethics rules in federal agencies Wednesday after government officials approved the purchase of a $980,000 vacation home by a top Justice Department lawyer with an oil company lobbyist. Pelosi’s criticism followed an Associated Press […]

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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pelosi is Proving She’s Up to the Job

February 23, 2007

"In her first month as House speaker, Nancy Pelosi is demonstrating the spine and skill that prove she is no female lummox of the left. "

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