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  • Senate preparing for weekend showdown on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 51 minutes ago
    Setting up a new showdown over Iraq, Senate Democratic leaders are planning a key test vote Saturday on a resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send additional troops into combat.
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  • Bush: Iraq meeting security benchmarks Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
    President Bush reported progress in Iraq Friday, after hearing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki brief him on steps being taken by the government in Baghdad. "We appreciate the fact that he's beginning to meet the benchmarks that he set out for his people," Bush said.
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  • Democrat-led US Congress steps up pressure on Bush over Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 19 minutes ago
    A resolution rebuking President George W. Bush over his new strategy in Iraq moves to the US Senate Saturday, one day after it passed the House in a rare wartime blow to the US commander-in-chief.
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  • Britain's Prince Harry will serve in Iraq by the end of February: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 20 minutes ago
    Britain's Prince Harry will be serving in southern Iraq by the end of the month with his army regiment, probably taking part in reconnaissance missions near the Iran border, a newspaper has reported.
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  • Analysis: Bush loses GOP support on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 59 minutes ago
    The American people voted against the Iraq war in giving control of Congress to Democrats, and the new Congress is now registering its opposition. With war appetite in the U.S. faded, even among President Bush's GOP constituency, little short of a major military victory seems capable of rescuing the president's Iraq policy.
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  • Support for Iraq buildup up slightly Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
    President Bush faces widespread opposition to the troop buildup in Iraq, though he has gained support over the past month, an AP-Ipsos poll found. The president has nudged support for the troop increase to 35 percent from 26 percent in early January. Sixty-three percent of those surveyed still oppose the increase.
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  • How Iraq Resolution Dissidents Fare Politically at Home Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 16 6:26 PM
    It was practically a party-line vote Friday afternoon when the Democratic-controlled House passed a non-binding resolution disapproving President Bushs decision to increase U.S. troop strength in Iraq.
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  • Businessman Sentenced in Iraq Scheme Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 27 minutes ago
    An American businessman whose companies made more than $8 million in Iraq reconstruction money through a gifts-for-contracts scheme was sentenced to 46 months in prison. The businessman, Philip H. Bloom, who has lived in Romania for many years, pleaded guilty last year to bribery and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Mr. Bloom admitted bribing military personnel with jewelry, computers, ...
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  • Q&A: Iranian Weapons in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
    In recent days, American officials, including President Bush, have asserted that the Iranian government has been playing a role in providing lethal weapons to Shiite militants in Iraq that have been used in deadly attacks against American troops.
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  • Sen. Joe Biden touts his plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 6:39 PM
    Sen. Joe Biden said he is the only Democratic presidential candidate who has a plan for Iraq, dismissing the ideas of other contenders as tactics that would leave the Middle East in peril. "They have tactics, not a plan," Biden told The Associated Press on Friday.
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  • House rebukes the president on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 16 5:13 PM
    Seventeen Republicans joined Democrats on Friday in passing a two-sentence resolution denouncing President Bush's plan to boost troop levels in Iraq.
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  • 2008 hopefuls shift plans for Iraq vote Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 6:23 PM
    Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, a staunch supporter of sending more troops to Iraq, will skip a Senate vote on the war Saturday to campaign in Iowa while other candidates rearrange their schedules.
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  • Rice Grilled on Extra Funding Sought for Iraq, Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 16 5:40 PM
    Skeptical lawmakers yesterday demanded a detailed accounting of how Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice plans to spend $6 billion in supplemental funds that the administration has asked for the State Department this year, much of it for Iraq and Afghanistan.
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  • House repudiates Bush troop buildup in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 4:20 PM
    The U.S. House of Representatives denounced President George W. Bush's Iraq troop buildup on Friday in a symbolic challenge to his unpopular war strategy that is expected to lead to a mighty struggle over financing the extra troops.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,133 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 4:00 PM
    As of Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at least 3,133 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,513 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Pentagon accelerates Iraq deployment Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 2:59 PM
    The Pentagon announced it is accelerating the deployment of a division headquarters to Iraq by about three months, adding another 1,000 troops to a "surge" in forces.
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  • US House rebukes Bush over new Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 2:02 PM
    The US House of Representatives delivered a stinging rebuke to President George W. Bush over his new strategy on Iraq, in a rare wartime blow to the country's commander-in-chief.
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  • House passes resolution rebuking the president on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 16 2:22 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic-controlled House issued a symbolic rejection of President Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq on Friday, opening an epic confrontation between Congress and commander in chief over an unpopular war that has taken the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops.
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  • Text of the House Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 2:36 PM
    Text of the Democratic resolution expressing disapproval of President Bush's troop increase in Iraq that the House approved on Friday:
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  • Analogies made during Iraq war debate Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 16 2:15 PM
    Some of the analogies used in the House debate on the Iraq war resolution show how language can be a friend or an enemy. According to the representatives, the war is like a lawn, a sporting event, a doctor's visit or a land mine.
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  • Analogies made during Iraq war debate Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 1:56 PM
    The war in Iraq is that, and then some. It's like a next-door neighbor who refuses to mow his lawn but then never says thank you, and even shoots at you, for trimming it every week for him. It's like a land mine, ready to explode after it's stepped on. To some, the situation in Iraq is even reminiscent of the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution in 1836.
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  • Lawmakers cross party lines on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 2:37 PM
    Here is a look at the 19 House members 17 Republicans and two Democrats who voted against their party's position on the resolution opposing President Bush's decision to send more U.S. troops to Iraq.
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  • U.S. doubts police wounded al Qaeda in Iraq leader Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 16 12:57 PM
    The U.S. military on Friday cast doubt on a report from the Iraqi government that al Qaeda in Iraq chief Abu Ayyub al-Masri was wounded in clashes with police.
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  • House rejects Bush's troop buildup in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 12:44 PM
    The U.S. House of Representatives denounced President George W. Bush's Iraq troop buildup on Friday in a symbolic but politically potent challenge to his unpopular war strategy.
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  • House begins vote on Iraq war resolution Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 12:16 PM
    The Democratic-controlled House has started voting on a resolution opposing President Bush's troop increase in Iraq, opening an epic confrontation between Congress and commander in chief over an unpopular war that has taken the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops.
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  • House Rebukes Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 16 12:42 PM
    Capping four days of passionate, often angry debate, the House yesterday delivered President Bush its first rebuke since the Iraq war was launched nearly four years ago, voting 246 to 182 to oppose the administration's planned deployment of 21,500 additional combat troops to Iraq.
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  • Iraq's top Sunni official defends rebels Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 12:21 PM
    Sunni insurgents who are "honorable and genuine" must be given the chance to join the political process, Iraq's Sunni vice president said in an interview published Friday. Tariq al-Hashemi told the Arabic language daily Al-Hayat that U.S. and Iraqi representatives must negotiate "with the participation of the resistance" after "America has failed to run the country."
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  • Support for Iraq buildup up slightly Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 12:30 PM
    President Bush faces widespread opposition to the troop buildup in Iraq, though he has gained support over the past month, an AP-Ipsos poll found.
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  • House roll call vote on Iraq war measure Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 16 1:13 PM
    The results of the 246-182 roll call Friday by which the House passed a non-binding measure opposing President Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq.
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  • Dems vow to change direction of Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 11:53 AM
    The Democratic-controlled House moved inexorably Friday toward passage of a nonbinding measure disapproving President Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq, opening an epic confrontation between Congress and commander in chief over an unpopular war that has taken the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops.
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  • House roll call vote on Iraq war measure Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 12:55 PM
    The 246-182 roll call Friday by which the House passed a nonbinding measure opposing President Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq.
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  • House Denounces Bush's Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 16 12:27 PM
    A majority of House members have voted for a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's troop increase in Iraq.
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  • U.S. businessman sentenced in Iraq scam Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 12:29 PM
    A U.S. businessman whose companies made more than $8 million in Iraq reconstruction money through a gifts-for-contracts scheme was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in prison.
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  • House denounces Bush's troop buildup in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 12:25 PM
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday denounced President George W. Bush's Iraq troop buildup in a symbolic but politically potent challenge to his unpopular war strategy.
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  • Iraq poll methodology Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 10:45 AM
    The Associated Press-Ipsos poll on public attitudes about the Iraq war, U.S. policy in Iraq and was conducted Feb. 12-15 and is based on telephone interviews with 1,002 adults from all states except Alaska and Hawaii.
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  • Dems claim majority for Iraq war bill Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 12:23 PM
    A majority of House members have voted for a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's troop increase in Iraq, with the roll call still under way.
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  • US House set to condemn Bush's new Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 10:41 AM
    The US House of Representatives was set to condemn President George W. Bush's new strategy on Iraq, in a rare rebuke for the country's commander-in-chief ahead of a bitter debate on whether to continue funding the unpopular war.
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  • Divisions Are Stark as House Iraq Vote Nears Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 16 10:28 AM
    With the outcome all but certain, the House of Representatives neared the end of an emotional debate today over President Bush?s strategy in Iraq.
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  • US contractor jailed for Iraq reconstruction bribery scam Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 10:55 AM
    A US contractor has been jailed for nearly four years and fined some 3.6 million dollars for bribing coalition officials to win hefty reconstruction contracts in Iraq, officials said.
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  • House set to reject Bush troop buildup in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 8:58 AM
    President George W. Bush was resigned to a stinging rebuke from the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday over his Iraq war policy and his decision to send more troops, the White House said.
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  • Iraq PM tells Bush of 'dazzling successes' in Baghdad Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 7:58 AM
    Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has told US President George W. Bush by videolink that the first few days of their countries' joint security plan in Baghdad had been a great success.
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  • Dems: Congress must fight Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 7:50 AM
    Democrats said it was time for Congress to challenge the White House over Iraq as they pushed a resolution criticizing President Bush for his troop buildup toward House passage Friday in a rare admonishment of a wartime commander in chief.
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  • House passes resolution denouncing Bush 'surge' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 16 7:41 AM
    The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, left, said that the time had come to give American troops "a course of action that is worthy of their sacrifice," by opposing Bush's plan to increase troop strength in Iraq.
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  • Iraq PM tells Bush he will tackle all militants Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 7:40 AM
    Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told President Bush during a video conference on Friday that Iraqi forces will tackle all armed groups in an American-backed offensive in Baghdad.
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  • Dems risk image woes over Iraq war moves Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 16 7:40 AM
    Democrats face a host of risks as they move toward more substantive steps to tie President Bush's hands with funding restrictions on the Iraq war. They could suffer politically if the party is perceived by the public as being too quick to pull the plug on the mission.
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  • White House plays down lawmakers' likely Iraq rebuke Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 8:06 AM
    The White House played down a House of Representatives vote on Iraq that is expected to yield US lawmakers' first major repudiation of the increasingly unpopular war.
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  • Dems risk image woes over Iraq war moves Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 7:36 AM
    Democrats face a host of risks as they move toward more substantive steps to tie President Bush's hands with funding restrictions on the Iraq war.
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  • Iraq Qaeda group denies leader injured: Web Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 6:59 AM
    An al Qaeda-backed Iraqi group denied on Friday that the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, had been wounded in a clash north of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on the Internet.
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  • US lawmakers to vote against Bush Iraq war plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 6:57 AM
    The US House of Representatives was to vote on a resolution opposing President George W. Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq, the first major repudiation of the increasingly unpopular war.
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  • Coroner will not show 'friendly fire' Iraq death video Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 7:12 AM
    A coroner has agreed to a request from the US authorities not to show in public a videotape of a British soldier being killed in a "friendly fire" incident in Iraq.
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  • US denies reports that Iraq Qaeda chief wounded Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 6:58 AM
    The US military has said that it believed reports that the Egyptian leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, had been wounded in a gunbattle with Iraqi troops were incorrect.
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  • U.S. military says no sign Qaeda leader in Iraq dead Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 7:07 AM
    The U.S. military said on Friday it had no indication that the head of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, had been wounded or killed in a gun battle.
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  • Auditors: Billions of U.S. tax dollars wasted in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 16 5:44 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- About $10 billion has been squandered by the U.S. government on Iraq reconstruction aid because of contractor overcharges and unsupported expenses, and federal investigators warned Thursday that significantly more taxpayer money is at risk.
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  • In quotes: Congress Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 16 1:55 PM
    A US congressional debate on President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq triggers heated exchanges.
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  • House Rebukes Bush On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 16 5:00 PM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Bush, the House has approved a nonbinding resolution criticizing Mr. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq. Nearly all Democrats voted in favor of the measure, along with 17 Republicans.
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  • Court May Hand Over Convicted American to Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 16 5:22 PM
    All Things Considered , February 16, 2007 A federal appeals court hears arguments in the case of a U.S. citizen sentenced to death by an Iraqi court. The United States had planned to hand the man over to Iraq, but a lower federal court issued an order against the transfer.
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  • Al-Qaida in Iraq agent now reported held Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 5:12 AM
    An Iraqi army officer said Friday that an al-Qaida in Iraq deputy has been jailed south of Baghdad, casting doubt on reports that he was killed. The leader of the terrorist organization was reportedly injured.
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  • House Passes Resolution Opposing Bush's Iraq Strategy (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 16 3:34 PM
    Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The House of Representatives renounced President George W. Bush's latest strategy to resolve the four-year war in Iraq, passing a nonbinding resolution that disapproves of his decision to send about 21,000 more U.S. troops to the conflict.
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  • Court May Hand Over Convicted American to Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 16 5:13 PM
    A federal appeals court hears arguments in the case of a U.S. citizen sentenced to death by an Iraqi court. The United States had planned to hand the man over to Iraq, but a lower federal court issued an order against the transfer. A similar case has been decided in the prisoner's favor by the same appeals circuit.
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  • Chris Weigant: Counting Iraq Votes in the Senate Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 16 3:47 PM
    The anti-escalation Iraq resolution passed the House today by a vote of 246 to 182. Seventeen Republicans crossed the aisle and voted for it, with two Democrats defecting to vote against it. The attention now swings to the Senate. Majority Leader Harry Reid is annoying almost everyone in the Senate by holding a rare Saturday vote on the issue tomorrow. Most annoyed are those senators (from ...
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  • Photo exhibit bares wounds of U.S. troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 4:40 AM
    Images of medics treating horrific injuries in Iraq and the anguished faces of wounded U.S. soldiers are juxtaposed in a new exhibit with pictures of youthful veterans back home dealing with life as amputees.
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  • Democrats Will Follow Iraq Vote With Push to Block More Troops Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 3:43 AM
    Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- House Democrats plan to follow a vote today on a symbolic resolution rejecting President George W. Bush's troop buildup with legislation aimed at directly challenging any additional deployments to Iraq.
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  • Follow the Iraq resolutions with benchmarks for Bush Open this result in new window
    USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 3:54 AM
    Follow the Iraq resolutions with benchmarks for Bush
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  • Qaeda leader in Iraq wounded: Interior Ministry Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 3:43 AM
    The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was wounded by Iraqi security forces in a clash north of Baghdad, two Interior Ministry sources said on Friday.
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  • House rebukes Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 12 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- The House yesterday rebuked President Bush's decision to commit more than 20,000 extra troops to Iraq, setting up a series of potentially grueling clashes over the war in the months ahead.
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  • House Rejects Troop Surge in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 16 1:35 PM
    House of Representatives Approves Measure Opposing Troop Increase in Iraq
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  • Bush hails new start in Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 16 1:39 PM
    President George Bush says the United States is getting a fresh start in Iraq with a new strategy, a new ambassador and a new military commander. Bush ...
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  • 2008 Hopefuls Shift Plans for Iraq Vote Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 16 1:20 PM
    Senate Vote on Iraq Prompts Some 2008 Candidates to Shift Their Campaign Plans
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  • Iraq officials mum on reports of Qaeda chief wounding Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 2:17 AM
    Iraqi leaders have remained tight-lipped on reports by security sources that the Egyptian leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, had been wounded in a gunbattle and was on the run.
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  • Iraq contractor sentenced in fraud scheme Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 16 12:39 PM
    A defense contractor was sentenced in Washington Friday to 46 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $3.6 million for fraud in Iraq's reconstruction.
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  • Jon Soltz: The House Rejects Escalation in Iraq; Stands With the Troops Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 16 12:47 PM
    Members of the House, from both sides of the aisle, have made it clear today that they support the troops by opposing an escalation of the war in Iraq. In what probably is the most important vote they cast since the authorization to go to war, members showed great courage in rejecting the false rhetoric from the White House that the only way to support the troops is to be silent. Let's be ...
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  • House votes to disapprove of troop increase in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Market Watch - Feb 16 12:39 PM
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The House of Representatives ended four days of debate Friday with a nonbinding vote disapproving of President Bush's plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq.
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  • Sadr misses prayers at his Iraq mosque Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 2:09 AM
    Radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has not attended Friday prayers in his usual mosque, as some supporters had said he would, following disputed reports that he has left Iraq for Iran.
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  • House opposes troop surge in Iraq through symbolic vote Open this result in new window
    The State - 41 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives voted Friday to oppose a troop buildup in Iraq, the first time since the war began nearly four years ago that Congress has gone on record against President Bushs policy.
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  • Bush: Iraq meeting security benchmarks Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 16 3:37 PM
    President Bush reported progress in Iraq Friday, after hearing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki brief him on steps being taken by the government in Baghdad.
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  • US lawmakers set for historic vote against Bush's Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 16 12:51 AM
    Democratic lawmakers will call a pivotal vote on a resolution repudiating President George W. Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq, setting up a major showdown over US war policy.
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  • US House rejects Bush Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 16 8:51 AM
    US lawmakers adopt a non-binding motion opposing President Bush's deployment of extra troops in Iraq.
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  • Ayotollah denies Iran aiding Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 16 11:24 AM
    Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani, leading Friday prayers in Tehran, vigorously denied Iranian involvement in the Iraq war. Kashani said accusations that ...
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  • US House Votes Against Bush's Iraq War Plan Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
    (RTTNews) - Friday, the US House of Representatives passed a nonbinding resolution that opposes President George W. Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq.
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  • Rep. Goode Says Iraq Resolution Would be Boon for Jihadists Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 16 11:40 AM
    Rep. Virgil Goode, R-Va., said a nonbinding measure opposing President Bush's plan to boost troop strength in Iraq would "comfort and encourage the radical Muslims who want to destroy our country."
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  • Cheney to request Japan play further role in Iraq, Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News - 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
    _ Vice President Dick Cheney plans to ask Japan to play a greater role in Iraq and Afghanistan to support the U.S.-led war on terrorism, a senior U.S. administration official said Friday.
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  • Congress flexes its muscles on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Newsday - 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
    To its proponents, Friday's Iraq vote in the House was the historic answer to the embarrassments of 1964 and 2002, when Congress overwhelmingly approved wars in Vietnam and Iraq that would become unpopular.
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  • Congress sends rebuke to Bush over Iraq troop surge Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Feb 16 6:44 PM
    Seventeen Republicans vote against president's plan send more troops to Iraq.
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  • Lawmakers cross party lines on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 16 3:37 PM
    Here is a look at the 19 House members -- 17 Republicans and two Democrats -- who voted against their party's position on the resolution opposing President Bush's decision to send more U.S. troops to Iraq.
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  • Dems Vow To Change Direction Of Iraq War Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 16 10:08 AM
    Democrats pushed a measure critical of President Bush's Iraq policy to the brink of House passage on Friday, the culmination of an extraordinary four-day debate over a war that has killed more than 3,100 U.S. troops.
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  • Richardson urges Bush to use diplomacy to end Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 16 2:17 PM
    Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson said Friday that President Bush should learn from recent successes with North Korea and engage in intense diplomatic negotiations in the Middle East to end the Iraq war.
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  • Prince Harry to serve in Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    7News via Yahoo!7 News - 2 hours, 20 minutes ago
    Britain's Prince Harry will reportedly be serving in Iraq by the end of the month.
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  • Showdown on Iraq Resolution Shifts to US Senate Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 16 6:18 PM
    The U.S. Senate is to hold a procedural vote on a nonbinding resolution expressing disapproval with President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq in a rare Saturday session.
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  • Sen. Joe Biden Touts His Plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Feb 16 6:39 PM
    Sen. Joe Biden said he is the only Democratic presidential candidate who has a plan for Iraq, dismissing the ideas of other contenders as tactics that would leave the Middle East in peril.
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  • Senate to Stay in Session This Weekend for Iraq Resolution V Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 16 8:25 AM
    Senate Democrats, eager to regain the upperhand in the debate on Iraq, announced Thursday they will keep the Senate in session this weekend to force debate on a House-drafted nonbinding resolution disapproving of President Bush's troop surge in Iraq.
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  • House approves measure criticizing Bush's Iraq policy 2:44 PM CST Open this result in new window
    Dallas Morning News - Feb 16 1:23 PM
    WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House issued a symbolic rejection of President Bush's plan to deploy more troops to Iraq on Friday, opening an epic confrontation between Congress and commander in chief over an unpopular war that has taken the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops.
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  • Kennedy invokes Mass. war dead in Iraq speech Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 16 1:38 PM
    Sen. Edward Kennedy on Friday delivered a solemn anti-war speech on the Senate floor, reciting the names of Massachusetts soldiers killed in Iraq shortly before the House publicly rebuked President Bush's plans to send more troops there.
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  • Confusion Over Fate Of Iraq Al Qaeda Chief Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 16 8:03 AM
    Confusion reigns in Iraq, as a U.S. spokesman said the military has no indication that the al Qaeda in Iraq leader was killed or wounded in a raid north of Baghdad. Earlier, an Iraqi spokesman said he had been wounded and that an aide was killed.
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  • Rep. Brad Ellsworth criticizes Iraq surge Open this result in new window
    Terre Haute Tribune-Star - 53 minutes ago
    Rep. Brad Ellsworth, D-Evansville, will be adding his voice to U.S. House members criticizing president Bushs surge of 21,500 additional U.S. troops in Iraq. I believe the president is sincere in his desire to bring a successful end to the war in Iraq, but he has failed to convince me that sending more troops represents a new, successful strategy, Ellsworth said on the House floor late ...
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  • House passes nonbinding resolution on Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 16 12:47 PM
    The House sent President Bush a double-barreled confrontational message today, telling him it opposes his latest buildup of troops in Iraq and in the next few weeks will try to start curtailing military operations in the war zone. The Democratic-led...
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  • House OKs disapproval of Iraq troop surge Open this result in new window
    The Toledo Blade - Feb 16 5:04 PM
    The Democratic-controlled House today issued a symbolic rejection, 246-182, of President Bushs decision to deploy more troops to Iraq, opening an an epic confrontation between Congress and commander in chief over an unpopular war that has taken the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops.
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  • Violence in Iraq creating flood of refugees Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 16 8:26 AM
    Unrelenting violence and insecurity in Iraq could cause as many as 1 million Iraqis to flee their homes this year, the worlds migration body said Friday.
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  • Civilian Deaths in Iraq Drop Overnight Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 16 8:18 AM
    Civilian Deaths in Iraq Drop Overnight; U.S. Says No Sign al-Qaida in Iraq Leader Killed, Hurt
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  • Iraq debate shows separate problems for GOP, Democrats Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 15 7:59 PM
    This week's showdown votes in Congress over Iraq may dramatize the breadth of discontent with the White House war strategy, but they also demonstrate the limits of how far Democrats are willing to go to change it.
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  • Dems: Congress Must Fight Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 16 8:18 AM
    Dems Say Congress Must Challenge Bush Over Iraq As They Push Resolution Against Troop Surge
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