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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:28 PM
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Senate passes defense bill with detainee policy compromise
93 - 7

Washington (CNN) -- The Senate on Thursday passed a giant defense bill that includes a new policy for detaining and trying suspected al Qaeda terrorists -- a policy that attracted controversy during the debate and may draw a presidential veto.

The defense authorization bill passed by a vote of 93-7.
In keeping with budget cuts across the government, the $662 billion bill shrinks Pentagon spending by $43 billion from last year. It includes funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and sets policies for the various weapons

systems and personnel programs at the Defense Department.

Senate debate on the detainee matter was at times volatile and emotional.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/01/politics/senate-detainee-...
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:38 PM
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1. What's Are The Prospects Of A Presidential Veto?.....nt
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:42 PM
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2. The veto still stands
this is a fucking waste of time.

Late Thursday, a White House official said the veto threat still stands.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45517917/ns/politics-capito...
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:48 PM
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3. good.
Edited on Thu Dec-01-11 08:49 PM by spanone
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IamK Donating Member (514 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:58 AM
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4. it appears if there is a veto, it will be overridden....
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