By Richard Cowan 58 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In an unprecedented slap at
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By a vote of 51-46, the Senate joined the House of Representatives in backing the bill that would provide about $100 billion for the wars in Iraq and
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It was the first time that the entire Congress, controlled by Democrats since January, has defied the president. Bush has repeatedly said he will not accept "surrender" dates.
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