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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 04, 2007
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(Capitol Hill: Charles Gibson) The opening of the new Congress with Representative Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House reported; scenes shown of Pelosi taking the gavel & holding her grandson.

(Capitol Hill: Jake Tapper) The serious challenges to the Congress featured; scenes shown of Pelosi with children & again the re-elected Senator Robert Byrd. [Representatives Rahm EMANUEL, John BOEHNER, PELOSI, Senators Amy KLOBUCHAR†, Harry REID - speak to the moment.] [PELOSI - speaks of partnership & the need for a new direction in the war in Iraq.] [Representative Mike PENCE - questions "a redeployment" of troops.]

(Capitol Hill: Charles Gibson, George Stephanopoulos) How the Democrats will oppose a surge in troops in Iraq, but cannot force a change & what the Democrats are trying to do in the first 100 hours of the Congress, including ethics reform, discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Stephanopoulos, George

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