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WASHINGTON, DC - Feb. 14: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., during her weekly news conference as House Republicans left the chamber en masse Thursday to protest the refusal of Democratic leaders to call up a Senate-passed bill overhauling the ground rules for electronic surveillance. Democrats said they will try again to extend a temporary law before it expires this weekend, and President Bush said he would delay the start of a planned trip to Africa this weekend if it would help Congress quickly clear long-term legislation he could sign. Without further action, the temporary measure (PL 110-55) enacted last August is set to expire Feb. 16 as lawmakers commence their one-week Presidents Day recess. Both sides have accused the other of playing politics with the issue. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - Feb. 14: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., during her weekly news conference as House Republicans left the chamber en masse Thursday to protest the refusal of Democratic leaders to call up a Senate-passed bill overhauling the ground rules for electronic surveillance. Democrats said they will try again to extend a temporary law before it expires this weekend, and President Bush said he would delay the start of a planned trip to Africa this weekend if it would help Congress...
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