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Monday, January 24, 2022

House considering independent ethics panel

House leaders are creating a bipartisan task force on whether to establish an independent ethics panel to police the House, Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

Pelosi, D-Calif., said Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio has agreed to the idea. The task force has not been set up yet, but it will be expected to report back in March, she said.

Pelosi offered no details on what the outside ethics group might look like, saying that would be up to the task force.

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White House tries to spin body counts

The White House expressed concern Thursday about what it believes is an impression that American forces in Iraq "aren’t doing anything, they’re just targets."

In fact, said presidential spokesman Tony Snow, U.S. troops are "fighting the bad guys" and killing and capturing them.

Snow raised the point when asked to explain why President Bush, a day earlier, had said that 5,900 enemy forces had been killed or captured in Iraq during October, November and the first week of December.

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