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Pershing names Congressman John Conyers “Capitol Briefing Player of the Week”

House Democrats left town Thursday for the President’s Day recess having fired two controversial salvos at the Bush administration — approving contempt of Congress citations against White House officials while refusing to renew a terrorism surveillance law. House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) was at the fulcrum of both moves, making him Capitol Briefing’s Player of the Week.