Sunday, November 12, 2006

Keep the Heat On

Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi pledged lobbying reform as one of her first-100-hour priorities. Will Democrats keep the promise? Perhaps not, unless voters keep the pressure on Democratic House members, and their Senate colleagues. TPMuckraker has a rundown on some of the likely members of the Democratic House leadership.

Pelosi is backing John Murtha for Majority Leader. While Murtha's courageous stand on Iraq helped galvanize opposition to the war and helped to propel it to the forefront of issues in the mid-terms, he has not been a business-as-usual guy in the past. Can he find redemption at this late stage in his career?

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