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The Democratic Agenda

Proving that Bush and his Cabinet members aren't the only ones who can make a secret trip to Iraq, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats have traveled to Baghdad. "The congressional delegation … includes Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa… The delegation is scheduled to return to Washington on Monday." 

Meanwhile, Pelosi's No.2 -- Majority Leader Steny Hoyer -- gives a speech today on Iraq at the Brookings Institution.

Yesterday, Sen. Tim Johnson's (D) office released another statement suggesting that the senator is continuing to make progress after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December. "Senator Johnson is showing evidence of more functional, spontaneous speech and is indicating preferences," Dr. Philip Marion of George Washington University Hospital said in the statement. "He is answering questions and following commands appropriately."