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Capitol Briefing Archive: Iraq

Democrats Leery of Obama Iraq Plan

By Ben Pershing Key congressional Democrats are expressing some discomfort with President Obama's plan to draw down troops in Iraq, worrying that the administration's strategy will leave too many American military personnel in the country after the "withdrawal" date of August 2010. Obama is expected to provide some details of...

By Ben Pershing  |  February 26, 2009; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Dem. Leaders , Iraq  
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Will Iraq Bill Be Signed by July 4th?

Nearly one month after the House passed its version of the supplemental spending bill to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and three weeks after the Senate approved its plan, Democratic leaders are sounding dissonant notes on whether they can get a final package signed by President Bush before...

By Ben Pershing  |  June 12, 2008; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Iraq , Purse Strings  
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Player of the Week: Joe Lieberman

Is Joe Lieberman a Democrat? That's been a tough question to answer since 2006, when he lost the Democratic primary as he sought a fourth term. How do you solve a problem like Lieberman? The Independent Democrat's embrace of GOP nominee John McCain has angered some of his Senate colleagues....

By Ben Pershing  |  June 6, 2008; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Iraq , Player of the Week , Senate  
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Stretching the Facts on Iraq?

For close to a week now, Republicans have been making hay over a video clip of Pennsylvania Rep. Paul Kanjorski suggesting that his fellow Democrats may have lied to voters during the 2006 election about their ability to "stop the war" in Iraq. Here's the clip in question, a 30-second...

By Ben Pershing  |  May 27, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 Campaign , House , Iraq  
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Antiwar Forces Resigned to Another Loss

Lost somewhat amid the hubbub yesterday of Republicans using a parliamentary trick to bring down funding for Iraq and Afghanistan was the fact that another piece of the supplemental package, backed by antiwar members, did pass the House and will now move on to the Senate. But does that mean...

By Ben Pershing  |  May 16, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Iraq  
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House Republicans Block War Funds

Republicans this afternoon pulled off an ambush on Democrats on the House floor, helping to vote down a $160-billion plus measure for military operations in Afghanistan. The GOP has grown increasingly angry in recent weeks over the procedures the majority has used to bring the supplemental package to the floor....

By Ben Pershing  |  May 15, 2008; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Iraq  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Iraq Money Faces More Delays in the House, Ben Pershing , May 8, 2008
Reid on Iraq, Energy and the Economy, washingtonpost.com Editors , May 3, 2008
On Iraq Bill, More Questions Than Answers, Ben Pershing , April 24, 2008
The Costs of War, Ben Pershing , April 16, 2008
After Petraeus, a Growing Divide, Ben Pershing , April 10, 2008
The Politics of Petraeus, Ben Pershing , April 8, 2008
Iraq Hearings: What to Watch For, Ben Pershing , April 8, 2008
Week Ahead: Iraq Hearings and Housing Bill, Ben Pershing , April 7, 2008
Congress Will Battle Over Iraq, Economy, Ben Pershing , March 31, 2008
Indictment: Hussein Funded Lawmakers' Trip, Ben Pershing , March 26, 2008
Iraq: This Is No Longer a Test, Ben Pershing , February 27, 2008
Iraq: This Is Only a Test, Ben Pershing , February 25, 2008
Democrats Mulling Strategic Shift on Iraq, Ben Pershing , February 1, 2008
Jack Reed: Key Democratic Player on Iraq, Paul Kane , September 13, 2007
Scorecard: The Iraq Debate So Far, washingtonpost.com Editors , July 13, 2007
Reid: "We Should Be Addressing ...", Paul Kane , April 23, 2007
The Iraq Withdrawal Debate, Part 1, Paul Kane , April 3, 2007
Hagel vs. Mentor: The Iraq War Debate, Paul Kane , March 30, 2007
 
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