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Dems split on Iraq funding

Congressional Democrats say there is no doubt President Bush will soon be confronted with legislation calling for an end to the Iraq war. But the new majority must decide how far to go in trying to tie Bush's hands and what will happen after the president's inevitable veto. The debate is likely to expose fissures among Democrats, who remain divided on whether to cut off money for the unpopular war and risk leaving troops in the lurch.
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Shootings delay Gonzales testimony

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is getting a two-day reprieve in his high-stakes appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee because of the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. Democrats raised new questions about the roles he and President Bush played in the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys.
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Dems walk tightrope on Iraq

Congressional Democrats say there is no doubt Iraq war. But the new majority must decide how far to go in trying to tie Bush's hands and what will happen after the president's inevitable veto. The debate is likely to expose fissures among Democrats, who remain divided on whether to cut off money for the unpopular war and risk leaving troops in the lurch.
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Hillary holds fundraising lead

Senator Hillary Clinton has revealed that her campaign had raised 36 million dollars, which is the highest amount of money in the first quarter for any presidential candidate ever. Campaign officials said late Sunday Clinton had by far the most cash on hand to spend in both primary and general elections of any candidate in the 2008 presidential field.
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Leahy: White House lying about lost emails

041307leahy.jpgThe White House's claim that e-mails sent on a Republican Party account might have been lost was challenged Thursday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (left), who quipped that even his teenage neighbor could find them. "They say they have not been preserved. I don't believe that!" Leahy shouted from the Senate floor as the dispute over the firing of federal prosecutors continued at a high pitch.
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