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Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley talks with supporters and reporters after submitting his ballot for the line item veto and council reduction vote at the Navajo Election Administration office in Window Rock, Ariz. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. There's a political feud raging in the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Council has stripped President Joe Shirley Jr. of all administrative powers over allegations of possible wrongdoing. Shirley supporters say this is simply retaliation for his efforts to reduce the Council from 88 to 24 members. The back-and-forth between the legislative and executive branches has created a sense of instability in what is a relatively new form of government on the country's largest American Indian reservation. (AP Photo/Gallup Independent/Cable Hoover)