Senate leaders schedule weekend showdown on Iraq

CNN

02/15/07

Setting up a new showdown over Iraq, Senate Democratic leaders announced Thursday they will hold a key test vote Saturday on a resolution opposing President Bush’s plan to send additional troops into combat. Majority Leader Harry Reid said a Saturday session will take up a non-binding measure now before the House of Representatives. The Saturday vote will be a procedural vote on whether the Senate should move on to a final vote on a resolution that expresses opposition to President Bush’s plan to send an additional 21,500 combat troops to Iraq...

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Senate Dems Call GOP Bluff, Iraq Vote Set for Saturday

Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday committed to stay in session through Saturday and perhaps into next week to debate President Bush's proposed troop surge in Iraq, saying they were calling the bluff of GOP moderates who were demanding the Senate sidestep the upcoming recess to consider the issue.

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