updated 3/26/2007 11:37:50 AM ET 2007-03-26T15:37:50

The Senate begins debate today on an Iraq War funding bill that calls for a pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq by March of next year.

  1. Other political news of note
    1. Animated Boehner: 'There's nothing complex about the Keystone Pipeline!'

      House Speaker John Boehner became animated Tuesday over the proposed Keystone Pipeline, castigating the Obama administration for not having approved the project yet.

    2. Budget deficits shrinking but set to grow after 2015
    3. Senate readies another volley on unemployment aid
    4. Obama faces Syria standstill
    5. Fluke files to run in California

Unlike the deadline in the House version, the Senate's deadline is non-binding.

However, both measures face a certain veto from President Bush.

Meanwhile, the Senate's number two Republican leader has harshly criticized House Democrats for setting what he calls an "artificial date" for withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Trent Lott said on "Fox News Sunday" that he believes Republicans have enough votes to prevent passage of a similar bill in the Senate.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Discussion comments


Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments