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Democrats vow intense scrutiny of Bush Iraq plan

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed aggressive scrutiny of President George W. Bush’s expected plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq, but stopped short of saying Congress would block funding for the White House strategy. The California Democrat, newly installed in her leadership role after Democrats won control of Congress, said Bush would not have a “blank check” to pursue new policies in Iraq that have already been criticized by Democratic leaders as a dangerous “escalation” of the conflict. Full Story

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