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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Funding The War

It appears the idea of Congress refusing to fund the President's troop surge is getting some "legs". It'll be interesting to see just how many members of Congress will be willing to stick their neck out and climb on board.

Edwards calls for Congress to block escalation funding

Edwards is calling for Congress to block funding for President Bush’s escalation plan. An email sent out by John Edwards mailing list shortly before President Bush’s address this evening: Dear Friend, Tonight, President Bush is expected to adopt the McCain Doctrine and announce his plan to send up to 20,000 more troops to Iraq. That is a [...]

WaPo: House Dems to Block Escalation Funds

What happens when Democrats seek to block funding for a troop increase that's already under way? We're gonna find out. The Washington Post reports that House Democrats, led by the hard-charging Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), have settled on a strategy [...]

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