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  Pelosi says no to Hastings heading up intelligence committee
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Last EditedCOSDem  Nov 28, 2006 02:57pm
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News DateTuesday, November 28, 2006 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionHouse Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-California, will not name Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Florida, the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, a Democratic aide tells CNN.

Pelosi met with Hastings earlier Tuesday to inform him he will not be named chairman, the aide said.

Hastings has served on the committee for seven years, but was a controversial potential choice. He was impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate who removed him as a federal judge in 1989 -- though he was acquitted in court on bribery charges.
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