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Pelosi: Afghanistan is tough sell

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Over on, Patricia Murphy reports on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking Friday night at Harvard's Institute of Politics.

The best quote:

"This is what is clear: It would be very hard to get many Democratic votes to support a big increase in troops in Afghanistan.

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"Of all the things I have done this year as speaker with a Democratic president -- the recovery package . . . the budget . . . health care . . . the hardest of them all was passing the supplemental funding for Afghanistan and Iraq, the hardest sell I had with the members."


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