Next week's recess is prompting a flurry of action on the Hill today. One issue not anticipated to go anywhere soon, though, is the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, which has been stalled by legislators leary of allocating funds that would pay for relocation of detainees.
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In other detainee news, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) added fuel to the torture accountability debate by renewing her call for Truth Commissions to invesitgate the issue. While questions linger about whether there is sufficient political traction for Truth Commissions, Pelosi's strong stance on the issue may ease the Speaker's burden to explain what she knew and when as torture policies were being formulated and implemented by the Bush administration.
And anyone suffering from campaign withdrawal can enjoy The Fix's first look at vulnerable House seats in the 2010 elections.
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