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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:56 PM
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Dems Vow All-Nighter on Iraq Debate
Source: Associated Press

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer

The Senate this week will pull its first all-night debate on the Iraq war in advance of a vote on whether to bring home all combat troops by next spring, Democrats said Monday.

The rare, round-the-clock session Tuesday night through Wednesday morning is intended to bait Republicans into an exhaustive debate on the politically unpopular war, as well as punish GOP members for routinely blocking anti-war legislation.

"How many sleepless nights have our soldiers and their families had?" said Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Democrats are trying to ratchet up pressure on Republicans who have grown uneasy with the lack of progress and begun questioning President Bush's military strategy.


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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:37 PM
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1. Perhaps Reed doesn't realize it, but there is an even more pressing issue
The power of Congress has been unilaterally removed by this administration

The executive branch has ORDERED people NOT to testify before Congress. They have ordered documents that Congress has requested NOT to be given to them.

May Pelosi and Reed should realize that the Institution they call Congress, and the Constitution are being attacked by the executive branch. At the minimum it is contempt of congress, at the maximum, Congress has been invalidated.

Pelosi, you had better not allow this to stand. republicans in Congress should be concerned as well

It is time to start impeachment

No more talk


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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:04 PM
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2. The R's will get a good night's sleep.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:08 PM
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3. i think at lest one repug has to be there?
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