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The Democratic Agenda

The Politico reports that "Rep. Loretta Sanchez has quit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, accusing the chairman, Rep. Joe Baca, of telling people she's a 'whore.'  Baca denied the charge."  Sanchez "also cited concerns about whether Baca was properly elected Hispanic Caucus chairman in November and about his general attitude toward female lawmakers."  She said "Baca had made the disparaging personal comment about her to California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and other legislators last year," adding that Nunez told her about it. 

The Washington Times reports that Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office "is pressing the Bush administration for routine access to military aircraft for domestic flights, such as trips back to her San Francisco district...  The sources, who include those in Congress and in the administration, said the Democrat is seeking regular military flights not only for herself and her staff, but also for relatives and for other members of the California delegation...  Mrs. Pelosi's request is not new for a speaker, who is second-in-line in presidential succession." 

House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers is calling for an "aggressive" investigation into Bush's use of signing statements -- and yesterday "vowed to find out whether the administration has followed each law it challenged," the Boston Globe says.