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Pelosi defends Van Hollen on Social Security
Pelosi defends Van Hollen on Social Security

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi defended Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Thursday from criticism he has received from some liberal groups that he hasn't taken a strong enough stance against cuts to Social Security. Several liberal groups have raised questions about supportive statements Van Hollen, now a candidate for Senate in Maryland, made about a deficit reduction proposal that called for raising the retirement age and reducing cost of living adjustments to seniors.  "I have every confidence in Mr. Van Hollen," Pelosi said Thursday when asked about the criticism. "He's gone to the table bringing values of our caucus to the negotiating table...