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Some praise for good work by ABC News on Geithner

With all the high-visibility hearings on Capitol Hill and President Barack Obama appearing everywhere on TV last week, it is easy to overlook a piece like the one that follows from ABC News and abcnews.com. But this behind-the-scenes bit of reporting is the kind of solid, hard-work journalism that tells you what folks are saying off-camera.

It involves Rick Klein, of ABC News, canvassing members of the Senate Democratic caucus on the question of their support for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

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No one covers Congress better than CNN's Dana Bash, as she showed this week in nailing Sen. Christopher Dodd for his role in the A.I.G. bonuses. But this little textbook effort in nuts-and-bolts reporting by Klein also deserves high praise for the information and context it offers viewers trying to judge the confusion at the Treasury Department against President Obama's widely-publicized statements this week that he has "complete confidence" in Geithner.

Here is the report by Klein:

It looks as if some senators do not think Geithner is doing such "a heckuva of a job" -- and maybe the White House should be keeping in closer touch with the caucus.

Read the full abc.news.com post here.

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