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* Senior Democrats complain they have failed to seize momentum ahead of November elections. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.): "We seem to be losing our voice when it comes to the basic things people worry about." Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.): "I think we have been very good at saying no, but not good enough at saying yes." [NYT]


* Bush's tribute of Coretta Scott King "marks the latest step in the administration's effort to repair its frayed relations with many black civil rights and political leaders"; televised service used as a platform to criticize administration's policies. [WP, NYT, LAT]

* Lawmakers and legal experts question why the administration doesn't eavesdrop domestically. [WP]

* Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.), chairwoman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, calls for Congressional inquiry of domestic eavesdropping. [NYT]

* Most of Bush's State of the Union and budget proposals have been rejected in the past by the Senate. [WP]

* Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) is renting an apartment from a lobbyist; conflicts of interests seen. [WP]

* Jack Abramoff scandal is unrelenting for the White House. [W$J]

* Jockeying for 2008 is well under way. Chuck Todd: "Presidential money is almost like the housing bubble. It's growing at such an astronomical rate, you think it can't get any bigger." [USAT, USAT]

* Abortion debate focuses on "humanizing the unborn" in state laws. [USAT]

* Lawmakers seek to curtail earmarks. [NYT]

* Senate votes to consider fund for victims of asbestos. [WP, NYT, LAT]

* Bush appointee at NASA resigned after resume is discovered to be forged. [NYT]

* In spat between Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Obama, "no one backed down, but they agreed to move forward," says McCain flack. [WP, LAT]

* Reagan's Navy secretary announces bid for Democratic nomination to run against Sen. George Allen (R-Va.). [WP]

* 86 evangelical Christian leaders announce support of initiative to tackle global warming. [NYT]

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