The White House and Congress failed to strike a deal Friday after exchanging competing offers on an Iraq war spending bill that Democrats said should set a date for U.S. troops to leave.
Congress Democratic leaders and the White House remained bitterly divided over an Iraq war spending bill as prospects of a deal dimmed after talks broke up in acrimony Friday.
As of Friday, May 18, 2007, at least 3,409 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 2,773 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Crunch talks between Congress's Democratic leaders and the White House on an Iraq war spending bill broke up in acrimony Friday, as each side blamed the other and prospects of a deal dimmed.
A U.S. Army training center in Aberdeen, Md., has been renamed after a local soldier who was killed in Iraq.
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Authorities in northern Iraq have arrested four people in connection with the "honor killing" last month of a Kurdish teen -- a startling, morbid pummeling caught on a mobile phone video camera and broadcast around the world.
May 18 (Bloomberg) -- Negotiations to end a showdown over Iraq war funding broke down today, with Democratic lawmakers and administration officials blaming each other for refusing to compromise.
Gunmen killed two ABC News employees in Iraq in the latest attack on journalists in the war-torn country, the U.S. news organization said on Friday.
A long-awaited negotiating session between congressional leaders and the White House over Iraq policy broke up in acrimony on Friday, with Democrats accusing President George W. Bush of refusing to be held accountable for the war.