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Pelosi Skeptical Of Bipartisan Consensus On Stimulus

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw some cold water on the notion that the two parties could come together on another economic stimulus package on Monday, hinting that the wounds are still fresh from a bruising battle over the $700 billion financial industry bailout bill.

“The last time we did something in a bipartisan way, it seemed to be a largely Republican package with largely Democratic votes,” Pelosi said to reporters.

“If it is going to happen that way, we might as well write the bill ourselves and do the right thing for the American people.” 

Pelosi said she is ready to work with her GOP colleagues on the package, but so far "what we have gotten from Republicans is rejection."

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