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  • Vote on Iraq is blocked by GOP Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 58 minutes ago
    Republicans blocked a full-fledged Senate debate over Iraq on Monday, but Democrats vowed they would eventually find a way to force President Bush to change course in a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 U.S. troops.
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  • Republicans block debate on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 57 minutes ago
    Republicans blocked a debate on the Iraq war in the U.S. Senate on Monday, dealing a setback to critics of President George W. Bush's plan to send in thousands more troops, but Democrats warned they would not give up trying to force Bush to change course.
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  • US-backed talks may be last chance for Iraq: Assad Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
    Regional talks with Syria as the "the main player" may be the last chance to help stabilize Iraq and begin moving it toward national reconciliation, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday.
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  • Iraq is main issue for Iowa, N.H. voters Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
    When it comes to the Iraq war, apparently there is more than one right answer.
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  • G.O.P. Senators Thwart Debate on Iraq Policy Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
    The vote left in doubt the fate of a bipartisan resolution opposing President Bush?s troop buildup in Iraq.
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  • Bush plan seeks billions more for Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
    President Bush will send Congress a $2.9 trillion spending request Monday that seeks billions of dollars more to fight the Iraq war and tries to restrain the spiraling cost of the government's big health care programs.
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  • Trial Starts for Officer Who Refused to Go to Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
    Lieutenant Watada said he refused to serve in Iraq because the Bush administration has falsely used the 9/11 attacks to justify the war.
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  • Democrats to question Bremer on Iraq contracts Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 05 6:21 PM
    Democrats begin their scrutiny of contracts in Iraq on Tuesday by grilling the top civilian official in Iraq after the 2003 invasion. Paul Bremer, the former head of the Coalition Provisional Authority, testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
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  • GOP blocks Senate debate on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
    Senate Republicans used a procedural maneuver Monday to keep Democratic leaders from moving forward with a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's plan to increase troop levels in Iraq.
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  • Senate votes not to debate Iraq proposal Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 3:11 PM
    A bipartisan resolution repudiating President George W. Bush's decision to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq failed to advance in the U.S. Senate on Monday, dealing a serious setback to critics of the war.
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  • First US officer stands trial for refusing to fight in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 2:02 PM
    A court martial trial opened for the first US military officer to openly refuse to go to war in Iraq as protests in his support were organized in several cities across the country.
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  • Republicans try to block Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 2:41 PM
    Senate Democrats launched a withering attack Monday on President Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq and accused Republicans of attempting to block a full-fledged debate on the war.
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  • Bush budget seeks 235 bln-dlrs, mainly for Iraq, Afghan conflicts Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 2:13 PM
    US President George W. Bush submitted his budget for the next fiscal year to Congress, including requests of 235 billion dollars for the current year and 2008 to largely underpin military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,098 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 1:48 PM
    As of Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at least 3,098 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 2,483 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Syria: Talks with U.S. Iraq's only hope Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 10:59 AM
    Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview aired Monday that the Bush administration does not have the vision to bring peace in Iraq and that his country could help calm the crisis if approached. Assad told ABC's "Good Morning America" that U.S.-Syrian cooperation was the "last chance" to avert a civil war in Iraq but he said he wasn't optimistic that President Bush would seize the ...
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  • Syria can play key role in quelling Iraq violence: Assad Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 1:51 PM
    Syria can play a major role in international efforts to quell sectarian violence in Iraq, President Bashar al-Assad told US television, warning the US might have missed its chance.
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  • US lawmakers lobby support for bill battling Bush's Iraq 'surge' Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 10:50 AM
    US lawmakers rallied last-minute support ahead of a Senate debate on a resolution repudiating President George W. Bush's plan to send thousands more US troops to Iraq.
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  • Demos as first US officer stands trial for refusing to fight in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 10:36 AM
    US anti-war groups called nationwide protests as the first US army officer to publicly refuse orders to go to Iraq arguing that the war was illegal was set to go on trial.
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  • Bush proposes billions for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 10:29 AM
    President Bush on Monday asked a skeptical, Democrat-run Congress to approve $700 billion in new military spending -- much of it for the Iraq war -- and to curb many domestic programs.
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  • 100th British soldier killed in action in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 10:24 AM
    A British soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Iraq, the 100th to die in military action in the violence-scarred country, the Ministry of Defence said.
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  • Bush denies budget sets out hidden Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 10:22 AM
    US President George W. Bush denied that his 2008 budget contained a hidden timeline for the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq.
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  • Bush says US striving to quickly activate new Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 9:47 AM
    President George W. Bush said the US administration was striving to quickly implement his new Iraq strategy, amid criticism that Washington was too slow sending new troops to quell violence.
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  • White House denies being slow implementing new Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 8:21 AM
    The White House denied that the US government was too slow implementing President George W. Bush's new Iraq strategy and was therefore leaving a void allowing more violence.
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  • UN opens Syria no-man's land school for Iraq Palestinians Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 8:11 AM
    The United Nations has opened a tented school for some 90 Palestinian refugee children in the no-man's land between Iraq and Syria.
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  • 2008 presidential candidates on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 7:52 AM
    The 2008 presidential candidates on Iraq:
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  • Assad says U.S. dialogue with Syria is last chance to avoid civil war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 05 9:52 AM
    Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview aired Monday that the Bush administration does not have the vision to bring peace in Iraq and that his country could help calm the crisis if approached.
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  • Women of Iraq Chosen as 'People of 2006' Open this result in new window
    OneWorld.net via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 6:46 AM
    NEW YORK, Feb 5 (OneWorld) - The women of Iraq, who were nominated along with the founder of a women's-support organization in the country, have been voted OneWorld's People of 2006.
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  • Bush seeks billions for Iraq, U.S. military Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 7:09 AM
    President George W. Bush on Monday proposed more than $700 billion in new spending for the military -- much of it for the Iraq war -- in a budget that would restrain domestic programs from health to education.
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  • Syria can help quell Iraq violence, Assad tells ABC News Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 6:41 AM
    Syria can play a major role in international efforts to quell sectarian violence in Iraq, President Bashar al-Assad told US television.
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  • Republicans block Iraq war debate Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 05 2:50 PM
    Republicans in Congress block a debate on a bill opposing President Bush's plan to send extra troops to Iraq.
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  • GOP blocks Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 16 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON Republicans blocked a full-fledged Senate debate over Iraq on Monday, but Democrats vowed they would find a way to force President George W. Bush to change course in a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 U.S. troops.
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  • US lawmakers set for heated debate on Bush's Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 5:38 AM
    The clash over US President George W. Bush's decision to send 21,500 extra troops to Iraq was heading to the Senate floor, with debate opening on a resolution rebuking the unpopular plan.
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  • Bush plan seeks billions more for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 6:19 AM
    President Bush is sending Congress a $2.9 trillion budget that would provide billions of dollars for the war in Iraq, make his first-term tax cuts permanent and achieve a budget surplus three years after he leaves office.
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  • Dems Warn G.O.P. on Iraq Vote Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 05 5:36 AM
    A Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is cautioning Republicans against blocking a vote Monday on a resolution opposing President Bush's troop increase in Iraq
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  • Senate Fails to End Debate on Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 05 3:52 PM
    Senate's Democratic majority fails to shut off debate on a non-binding resolution that 'disagrees' with President Bush's troop surge in Iraq, throwing debate into limbo and depriving Democrats of a bipartisan rebuke of the White House.
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  • Senate Republicans Block Iraq Debate Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 05 4:30 PM
    Republicans blocked an all-out debate on the Iraq war, voting against a resolution that criticizes President Bush's troop increase. But Democrats vowed to find a way to change course in a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 U.S. troops.
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  • Capital Sources: Sen. Collins on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Feb 05 3:41 PM
    Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate from Maine, speaks out on how she came to part ways with the president on Iraq--and the debate that now divides her party.
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  • Super Bowl Ad Opposes Iraq Troop Surge Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 05 3:30 PM
    A TV ad promoting opposition to President Bush's troop surge in Iraq was definitely a deviation from the norm in the line-up of Super Bowl XLI commercials.
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  • Coleman, Collins break party line on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 05 6:35 PM
    Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman broke with GOP leadership Monday, voting with Democrats to move forward with debate on a resolution critical of President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.
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  • GOP Blocks Senate Debate on Bush's Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 05 2:45 PM
    A long-awaited debate got under way in the U.S. Senate on resolutions to either support or oppose President Bush's decision to send thousands more U.S. troops to Iraq. But the Republican Senate minority then voted unanimously to block any further consideration of the resolutions.
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  • Iran's role in Iraq met with skepticism Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 05 4:42 AM
    U.S. officials from commanders in Iraq to President Bush have stepped up claims that Iran has been supplying Iraqi insurgents with weapons and training to kill U.S. troops.
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  • British soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 3:01 AM
    A British soldier was killed Monday by a roadside bomb in southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced.
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  • Noah Shachtman: Pentagon: Iraq Budget "Wrong" from the Start Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 05 1:35 PM
    In its new budget for fiscal year 2008, the Pentagon says it'll parcel out about $142 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the Defense Department doesn't really believe in its own figures, apparently. The number was was calculated before the new 35,00-48,000 troop "surge" plan was put in place, Pentagon comptroller Tina Jonas said in a news conference. So $142 billion is ...
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  • 100th British soldier killed in action in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 2:51 AM
    A British soldier was killed on Monday by a roadside bomb in Basra, taking to 100 the number killed in action in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003, the Ministry of Defense said.
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  • Republicans urged not to block Iraq vote Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 1:57 AM
    A Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is cautioning Republicans against blocking a vote Monday on a resolution opposing President Bush's troop increase in Iraq, saying it would be a "terrible mistake."
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  • 19 killed in Iraq attacks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 2:48 AM
    A string of insurgent attacks have killed at least 19 people across Iraq, mostly in Baghdad where security forces were planning a massive crackdown to rein in the violence.
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  • Syria urges talks on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 36 minutes ago
    CAIRO -- Syrian President Bashar Assad said cooperation -- and negotiations -- between Syria and the United States could be the "last chance" to avoid full-scale civil war in Iraq.
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  • Syria 'can broker peace in Iraq' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 05 9:44 AM
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country can play a major role in bringing security to Iraq.
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  • Soldier killed in Iraq: MoD Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 2:03 AM
    A British soldier has been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced.
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  • House to probe management of Iraq, health care programs Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 26 minutes ago
    Rep. Henry A. Waxman today opens a series of hearings promised by Democrats to look into Bush administration management of Iraq reconstruction efforts, homeland security projects and federal health care programs.
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  • Court-martial begins for Iraq war critic Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 05 12:12 PM
    The judge in the case against Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, the first U.S. officer court-martialed for refusing to ship out for Iraq, barred experts in international and constitutional law from testifying Monday about the legality of the war.
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  • Senate sidetracks debate on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    The State - 23 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON Republicans blocked a full-fledged Senate debate over Iraq on Monday, but Democrats vowed they still would find a way to force President Bush to change course.
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  • Senate Republicans Block Start of Debate on Iraq War Policy Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 05 3:58 PM
    Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Republicans blocked the start of a debate on the Iraq war today in a dispute over which nonbinding resolutions would be considered and how many votes would be required for passage.
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  • Republicans delay debate on Iraq buildup resolution Open this result in new window
    Dallas Morning News - 44 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON Republicans blocked the Senate from beginning debate on the Iraq war Monday, a move that's expected to delay but not prevent a vote on a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's planned buildup of 21,500 troops.
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  • Iraq Blast: 100th Dead Soldier Named Open this result in new window
    Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
    The British soldier who became the 100th to die in action in Iraq will be named today.
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  • Two US soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 2:44 AM
    Two more US soldiers have been killed in Iraq attacks.
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  • Senate Iraq debate stalls on party lines Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
    An almost solid Republican front blocked Senate debate Monday on a bipartisan resolution opposing the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq. The action made any progress on the resolution unlikely until negotiations take place between GOP and Democratic leaders, The New York Times said.
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  • Bush to unveil budget dominated by military, Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 04 10:34 PM
    President George W. Bush is expected on Monday to estimate the costs for the Iraq war at nearly $300 billion over the next 2 1/2 years and propose limiting domestic spending for fiscal year 2008.
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  • Assad to U.S.: Work with Syria on Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 05 9:19 AM
    President Bashar Assad said cooperation and negotiations between Syria and the United States could be the last chance to avoid full-scale civil war in Iraq.
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  • US-backed talks may be last chance for Iraq -Assad Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 1 hour, 42 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Regional talks with Syria as the "the main player" may be the last chance to help stabilize Iraq and begin moving it toward national ...
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  • Bush seeks more Iraq war funding as bombs kill 24 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! India News - Feb 05 5:10 PM
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush asked for billions of dollars in new spending for the Iraq war on Monday, as car bombs killed 24 people in Baghdad and its besieged residents awaited a crackdown on sectarian violence.
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  • Bush slashes aid to poor to boost Iraq war chest Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Feb 05 5:33 PM
    Bill for Iraq conflict will soon overtake Vietnam $78bn squeeze on medical care for elderly and poor
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  • Children of war: the generation traumatised by violence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Feb 05 5:33 PM
    Psychologists warn that the mental and emotional turmoil experienced by Iraq's young is going largely unmonitored and untreated.
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  • Iraq's Sunni-Shiite anguish grows Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Feb 05 12:00 AM
    When National Intelligence Director John Negroponte briefed the Senate last week on Iraq, he cautioned lawmakers that the hope for stability there rests on quelling unabated sectarian violence.
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  • Sacramento Democrat unlikely target for Iraq war sit-in Open this result in new window
    The Fresno Bee - Feb 05 5:46 PM
    It lacks the drama of Berkeley in the '60s or even that of a spotted owl protest, but a handful of neatly dressed retirees, aging hippies and passers-by have entered their fifth week of a sit-in aimed at forcing Rep. Doris Matsui to vote against the next Iraq war appropriation.
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  • Syria: Talks With U.S. Iraq's Only Hope Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 05 8:07 AM
    President Bashar Assad said cooperation _ and negotiations _ between Syria and the United States could be the "last chance" to avoid full-scale civil war in Iraq.
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  • Dems lose bid to debate Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Feb 05 5:34 PM
    Senate Democrats late yesterday failed to win enough GOP support to begin debate on a non-binding resolution disapproving of President Bushs plan to raise troop levels in Iraq. Sens. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) were the only two in their party who supported cloture on a motion to proceed to the measure.
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  • Patt Morrison: Animals -- Iraq's Humblest Victims Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 05 8:20 AM
    The daily reports of explosions in Iraq are so dispiritingly alike that the ears prick up when there's something different. And this one was: the bomb blew up in the Baghdad pet market. I heard the human dead and wounded figures, but I imagined the terrors of the creatures' sufferings - trapped in cages, mangled, dying. And then someone sent me these videos -- more animal suffering and ...
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  • Imagining a U.S. Exit from Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 05 12:15 PM
    The Senate is set to debate President Bush's call for additional troops in Iraq. Experts weigh in on the possible consequences of an American withdrawal and how U.S. policy is playing out in the region now.
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  • Analysis: Bush's Iran stance echoes Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 04 7:27 PM
    President Bush's tough new stance on Iran and his military buildup in the Persian Gulf recall some of the drumbeats that preceded the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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  • Republicans block Iraq debate challenging presidential powers Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 05 6:27 PM
    Republicans yesterday blocked debate on a bipartisan resolution expressing opposition to President George W. Bush's troop "surge" in Iraq.
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  • Republicans block debate on troop increase in Iraq Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 32 minutes ago
    Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked Monday a full-floor debate on a nonbinding resolution opposing President George W. Bush's plan to increase American troop levels in Iraq.
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  • Fort Bragg-based soldier from Louisiana killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Daily Comet - 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
    A Fort Bragg-based soldier who was on his third tour of duty in Iraq died over the weekend fighting in the country, the Department of Defense announced Monday.
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  • Imagining a U.S. Exit from Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 05 12:20 PM
    Day to Day , February 5, 2007 The Senate is set to debate President Bush's call for additional troops in Iraq. Former CIA officer Bruce Riedel talks with Alex Chadwick about the consequences of an American withdrawal.
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  • US sets up Iraq refugee taskforce Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Feb 05 6:05 PM
    THE United States set up a task force today to tackle the mounting Iraq refugee crisis, after Washington came under criticism for not doing enough to help millions of people displaced by the war it unleashed nearly four years ago.
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  • Coleman breaks party line on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Feb 05 6:37 PM
    WASHINGTON Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman broke with GOP leadership Monday, voting with Democrats to move forward with debate on a resolution critical of President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq. Coleman and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine were the only two Republicans to do so, part of a 49-47 majority that fell 11 votes short of the 60 needed to break a filibuster. That prevented a vote on a ...
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  • A Bleak Assessment on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 04 7:25 PM
    There isn?t much encouraging news in the new National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq.
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  • Football parties make Iraq feel a bit like home Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Feb 05 3:27 PM
    AL ASAD, Iraq Super Bowl Monday? For U.S. troops around Iraq, Super Bowl Sunday actually began Monday when the big game kicked off at 2:30 a.m.
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  • Republicans block Senate debate on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Feb 05 3:45 PM
    WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked a full-fledged Senate debate over Iraq on Monday, but Democrats vowed they still would find a way to force President Bush to change course in a war that has claimed the...
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  • Bush says U.S. military commitment in Iraq is not open-ended Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 04 7:15 PM
    President Bush squarely addressed the issue most on the mind of House Democrats, saying Saturday that deep divisions over the Iraq war need not bring anyone's patriotism into question.
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  • US sets up Iraq refugee taskforce Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Feb 05 6:03 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced the creation of the task force, to be headed by Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky and including the State Department's top Middle East and Iraq officials.
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  • Senate to Debate Disapproving Bush's Iraq Push Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 05 2:50 PM
    All Things Considered , February 5, 2007 The Senate is scheduled to begin a 90-minute debate that Iraq war opponents hope will facilitate their attempt to bring a resolution to the floor expressing disapproval on the President's plan to increase troop levels in Baghdad.
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  • Bush plans to send 21,500 more US troops to Iraq [EPA] Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Feb 05 5:59 PM
    A bipartisan resolution repudiating George Bush's decision to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq has failed to advance in the US Senate, dealing a serious setback to critics of the war.
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  • Wheaton Family Mourns Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 Chicago - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
    A soldier from Wheaton, Second Lieutenant Kevin Landeck, has been killed in Iraq. As CBS 2 West Suburban Bureau Chief Mike Puccinnelli reports, after his untimely death, Landeck was promoted to captain and awarded the bronze star. VIDEO: Hear Kevin Landeck's Parents Remember Their Late Son
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  • Iraq Violence Continues as Bush Defends New Security Operation Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 05 2:33 PM
    President Bush is defending the new joint security operation aimed at reducing sectarian violence in Iraq by putting more troops on Baghdad's streets. Meanwhile, several bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital have killed at least 20 people. VOA's Barry Newhouse reports from Irbil, Iraq.
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  • Fort Bragg-based soldier from Louisiana killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. A Fort Bragg-based soldier who was on his third tour of duty in Iraq died over the weekend fighting in the country.
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  • Senate Republicans Block Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 05 5:18 PM
    U.S. Senate Republicans have used a procedural vote to block a bipartisan, nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq. It is a defeat for Senate critics of the war, who say they will continue efforts to send a strong bipartisan message to the president to change course in Iraq. VOA's Deborah Tate reports from Capitol Hill.
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  • Fort Bragg-based soldier from Louisiana killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NewsChannel 10 Amarillo - 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. A Fort Bragg-based soldier who was on his third tour of duty in Iraq died over the weekend fighting in the country. The Department of Defense says staff...
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  • Coleman Votes With Dems. On Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul - 2 hours, 59 minutes ago
    Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman broke with GOP leadership Monday, voting with Democrats to move forward with debate on a resolution critical of President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq. More Political News More U.S. And World News
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  • Bush Plan Seeks Billions More for Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 05 5:56 AM
    Bush's $2.9 Trillion Spending Plan Provides Billions for Iraq War, Restraints on Health Care
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  • U.S. intelligence issues a pessimistic Iraq report Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - Feb 05 1:48 PM
    WASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence community, warning of continued deterioration, has determined that a civil war was raging in Iraq.
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  • The death toll of 31 days in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Independent - Feb 05 4:18 PM
    From north to south, from east to west, violence and insecurity have gripped the entirety of Iraq. In January alone, at least 2,000 civilians, Iraqi security forces and US and British troops were killed in violence across the nation.
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  • Senator to ask for resolution against Iraq policies Open this result in new window
    Billings Gazette - Feb 05 6:14 PM
    HELENA - A Butte state senator will ask the Legislature to go on record against President Bushs proposed increase of U.S. troops in Iraq, but said Monday the resolution is not meant as an attack on the president.
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  • Soldier with Shreveport roots killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KPXJ Shreveport - Feb 05 6:14 PM
    A soldier from Shreveport has been killed in Iraq, family members said Monday afternoon. Army Staff Sgt. Ronnie Sanders died over the weekend. Family members here said they do not have details of what happened and the Pentagon this afternoon had not confirmed Sanders' death.
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  • Senate Republicans Block Iraq Debate Open this result in new window
    CBS 3 Philadelphia - Feb 05 5:48 PM
    Republicans blocked a full-fledged U.S. Senate debate over Iraq on Monday, but Democrats vowed to find a way to force President George W. Bush to change course in a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 U.S. troops and tens of thousands of Iraqis.
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  • Bush seeks more Iraq war funding Open this result in new window
    Tenterfield Star - 50 minutes ago
    US President George W Bush asked for billions of dollars in new spending for the Iraq war, as car bombs killed 24 people in Baghdad.
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  • Dems short of votes to debate Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 05 3:36 PM
    In the first test of support in the Senate for a non-binding resolution opposing President Bush's decision to send additional troops to Iraq, Democrats this afternoon fell 11 votes short in a bid to go ahead with debate on the...
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  • Republicans block Senate debate on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Feb 05 4:55 PM
    Democrats vow to press ahead on measure opposing Bush's war plan Republicans blocked a full-fledged Senate debate over Iraq today, but Democrats vowed they would eventually find a way to force President Bush to change course in a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 U.S. troops.
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  • 100th British soldier killed in action after roadside bomb attack in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Feb 05 4:23 PM
    BRITAIN reached a grim milestone in the Iraq war yesterday as its 100th soldier died in combat when a routine patrol in Basra was hit by a roadside bomb.
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  • Iraq Faces Dire And Long-Term Humanitarian Crisis Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - Feb 05 5:20 PM
    Citing grim daily indicators 100 people killed, hundreds wounded and thousands displaced an official with the United Nations refugee agency predicted that Iraqs humanitarian crisis will last for years, with ramifications extending beyond the countrys borders.
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