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AS LAWMAKERS WAIT TO HEAR FROM FORMER CIA DIRECTOR DAVID PETRAEUS ABOUT HIS INVESTIGATION OF THE ATTACK ON THE U-S CONSULATE IN LIBYA THAT KILLED FOUR AMERICANS

SOME REPUBLICANS WANT A WATERGATE STYLE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO WHAT HAPPENED

SOUNDBITE: Senator John McCain/R-Ariz.

''We want to probe everybody involved, up to and including the president of the united states.''

MCCAIN ALSO VOWED TO BLOCK U-S AMBASSADOR SUSAN RICE'S NOMINATION IF THE PRESIDENT CHOOSES HER TO BE THE NEXT SECRETARY OF STATE

THE PRESIDENT FIRED BACK THAT HE'LL NOMINATE RICE IF HE DECIDES SHE'S THE BEST CHOICE FOR THE JOB.

MEANWHILE LONGSTANDING QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CAPITOL

NANCY PELOSI ANNOUNCED THAT AFTER SERVING TEN YEARS AS THE LEADER OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS--SHE WANTS TWO MORE:

SOUNDBITE: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

"I have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues to once again serve as House Democratic leader"

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAPITOL

MAINE'S NEWLY ELECTED INDEPENDENT SENATOR ANNOUNCED THAT HE'LL ALIGN WITH THE DEMOCRATS

SOUNDBITE: Senator-elect Angus King, I-Maine.

"Doing so will allow me to take independent positions on issues as they arise.''

KING THEN JOINED NEWLY ELECTED DEMOCRATS IN MEETING WITH MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID

NATS UP

KING'S DECISION GIVES REID 55 VOTES TO WORK WITH IN THE INCOMING SENATE--2 MORE THAN HE NOW HAS.

JERRY BODLANDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS, CAPITOL HILL

 

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