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AnOhioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 08:00 PM
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The lopsided number of Democratic votes against the war funding bill has House liberals worried about how often Speaker Nancy Pelosi will cut centrist deals, leaving the liberal base out of the loop on policy decisions.

The agreement to provide $120 billion in funding for the Iraq War and other initiatives (HR 2206) advanced despite the opposition of 61 percent of House Democrats, including Pelosi, D-Calif.

It wasnt a total White House blowout Democrats got the minimum wage increase they very much wanted, and they structured the legislation to force a showdown on another war spending measure in September. Because of that, Pelosi won broad praise from several corners of her caucus for making a tough strategic decision.

But theres grumbling in other corners.

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