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Dems say they'll get their way on Iraq (USA Today)
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Sun, 15 Apr 2007 04:34:27 GMT

Democrats know they might lose this month's showdown with President Bush on legislation to pull troops out of Iraq. But with 2008 elections in mind, majority Democrats says it is only a matter of time before they will get their way.


Iraq War and Other Issues Follow Lawmakers Home (New York Times)
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Sat, 14 Apr 2007 22:17:58 GMT

In many districts across the country, it seems that the war in Iraq has simply taken its place alongside other voter concerns.


37 die as car bomb hits near Iraq shrine (USA Today)
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Sat, 14 Apr 2007 20:29:28 GMT

A car bomb blasted through a busy bus station near one of Iraq's holiest shrines Saturday, killing at least 37 people, police and hospital officials said.


Iraq violence slaughters 62 (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 14 Apr 2007 19:08:52 GMT

A suicide car bomb killed 34 people near a revered Shiite shrine in Iraq's pilgrimage city of Karbala on Saturday, exactly two months after troops launched a security crackdown in Baghdad.


Obama Blames Bush's `Stubbornness and Obstinacy' for Iraq War (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 14 Apr 2007 19:31:38 GMT

April 14 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama said the war in Iraq is a product of U.S. President George W. Bush's ``stubbornness and obstinacy.''


For Iraq War, McCain Sees No ?Plan B? (New York Times)
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Sat, 14 Apr 2007 17:52:36 GMT

Senator John McCain said in an interview that the buildup of American forces in Iraq represented the only viable option to avoid failure there.


Bush Says Delay Over Iraq Funding Will Strain Troops (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 14 Apr 2007 14:38:14 GMT

April 14 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush, looking ahead to a meeting with lawmakers next week about a standoff on emergency funds for Iraq, said the inability to resolve differences on the issue is putting an unnecessary strain on the military.


Iraq violence slaughters 57 (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 14 Apr 2007 12:53:58 GMT

A car bomb slaughtered 34 people near a revered Shiite shrine in Iraq's pilgrimage city of Karbala on Saturday, two months to the day after US-led troops launched a security crackdown in Baghdad.


U.S. Military Deaths In Iraq At 3,297 (CBS News)
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Sun, 15 Apr 2007 00:39:23 GMT

As of Saturday, April 14, 2007, at least 3,297 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 2,674 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.


British troops in Iraq kill roadside bombers (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 14 Apr 2007 12:18:38 GMT

British soldiers in Iraq have killed eight people laying roadside bombs near the southern city of Basra, the military reported on Saturday.