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Bush, Democrats in stalemate over Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 17 Apr 2007 04:20:16 GMT

President Bush surrounded himself with military families on Monday to push anew for a war-funding bill that isn't tied to pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq. The Senate's Democratic leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, responded that Bush must choose between holding to "discredited policies" in Iraq or working with lawmakers on a new course.

Unusual Trip to Iraq in ?03 for Wolfowitz Companion (New York Times)
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Tue, 17 Apr 2007 02:58:09 GMT

The Defense Department directed a private contractor to hire the companion of Paul D. Wolfowitz to study issues related to setting up a new government in Iraq.

Gates travels to Jordan, seeking support on Iraq (USA Today)
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Tue, 17 Apr 2007 01:21:19 GMT

Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived here Monday to encourage U.S. allies in the Middle East to bolster cooperation with Iraq's fledgling government and counter Iran's growing influence in the region.

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,308 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 23:33:11 GMT

As of Monday, April 16, 2007, at least 3,308 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 2,682 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Iraq legacy dogs Wolfowitz's bank career (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 21:28:56 GMT

Paul Wolfowitz took over the World Bank in mid-2005 carrying a legacy as an architect of the Iraq war that never ceased to trouble his critics inside and outside the poverty-fighting institution.

Sadr ministers quit Iraq government over U.S. troops (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 21:00:30 GMT

Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr ordered his ministers to quit Iraq's coalition government on Monday in protest at Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's refusal to set a timetable for U.S. troops to withdraw.

Bombers seek "second Iraq" in Algeria: Islamist (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 21:27:05 GMT

The founder of the group that claimed responsibility for last week's deadly Algiers bombings called on militants to put down their weapons under a government amnesty and stop trying to turn Algeria into a "second Iraq."

Seven U.S. Soldiers Dead in Iraq Attacks (Washington Post)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 21:26:22 GMT

Seven American service members were killed and six others were wounded in five attacks in Iraq, the U.S. military announced today.

Bush: Democrats need to drop Iraq pullout demand (CNN.com)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:03:13 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, prodding Congress to extend the Iraq war without calling troops home, said Monday that Democratic leaders owe it to veterans and their families to pass the war-spending bill he wants.

Bush urges Democrats set aside Iraq pullout date (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:17:12 GMT

President George W. Bush and Democrats in charge of the U.S. Congress set themselves on a collision course on Monday over Bush's $100 billion funding request for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.