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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a radio station in San Francisco yesterday that she supports calls to investigate the conservative opposition to Cordoba House, a proposed Muslim center to be built a few blocks from Ground Zero in New York City.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been found guilty of only one of the 24 counts in his corruption trial. After deliberating for 14 days, the jury found him guilty only of making false statements to the FBI. The jury is deadlocked on the other 23 counts.
Colorado Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes has tapped Tambor Williams, currently an attorney in the state's Office of Judicial Performance, as his running mate. Williams will run for lieutenant governor.
The Denver Postreports that Colorado Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes is expected to announce his running mate today, the latest sign that the Tea Party-backed candidate plans to stay in the race, despite unfavorable polling and a chilly relationship with the party establishment.
He's also scored the endorsements of former Sens. Hank Brown and Wayne Allard, which he welcomed despite their ties to the party establishment.
Colorado Republican Senate nominee Ken Buck, who upset establishment favorite Jane Norton in last week's primary, last year expressed support for repealing the 17th Amendment, which allows for the direct election of Senators by popular vote.
But don't worry, Buck now says. He's thought it through, and is now firmly opposed to repealing the 17th Amendment.