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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:23 PM
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US HOUSE TO VOTE ON PORTS DESPITE COMPANY PROMISE!
WRAPUP 2-US House to vote on ports despite company promise
Friday 10 March 2006, 4:56pm EST



By Steve Holland and Susan Cornwell

WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will forge ahead with a vote on blocking an Arab-owned company from managing U.S. ports, to ensure the firm sheds its U.S. holdings as promised, a leadership spokesman said on Friday.

The Republican-run House's refusal to back away from the showdown vote was another blow to President George W. Bush, who suffered a stinging defeat on Thursday when Dubai Ports World said it intended to back out of the deal his administration had approved.

Reverberations from the political earthquake continued on Friday. The United Arab Emirates broke off talks on a free trade pact with the United States, although a spokeswoman for the U.S. Trade Representative's office said delays are common.

http://today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?type...
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:26 PM
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1. The dog and pony show continues!
If only the elephant would move out of the way so we could see what's really going on.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:30 PM
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2. Hahahahah
If it passes and then passes the Senate, will * veto it?
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:30 PM
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3. They just want to get on record as "Opposed"
Trying to get their credentials as "strong on terra'" back.
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