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The Democratic agenda

One month into the new Democratic majority, Roll Call examines Lieberman's seemingly perpetual front-and-center role in the 51-49 Senate and his relations with the Democratic caucus.

The Pentagon has agreed to supply Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a jet big enough to fly her coast-to-coast non-stop, even though some Republicans in the Administration and on the Hill call it a "strain on a system that is charged with providing military transport for Cabinet officials and top generals and commanders.  A permanent large plane for Pelosi... would mean less availability for other high-ranking officials."