Thursday, March 15, 2007

Iraq Withdrawal Vote

Both CNN and Fox ran AP articles about the Senate not passing a troop withdrawal proposal. Fox's headline is more anti-Dem than CNN and CNN's headline has some positive mixed in. I've shown the opening statements for both and you can see that Fox's emphasizes Reid's defeat.



Fox:

Harry Reid's Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Iraq by March 2008 Fails in Senate

Thursday, March 15, 2007

WASHINGTON — Republicans handed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a defeat on the Iraq issue Thursday, voting down a proposal that would withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by March 31, 2008.

Democrats aggressively challenged President Bush's Iraq policy at both ends of the Capitol building, gaining House committee approval for a troop withdrawal deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, but suffering defeat in the Senate.

CNN:

Iraq pullout deadline advances in House, fails in Senate

POSTED: 6:33 p.m. EDT, March 15, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats aggressively challenged President Bush's Iraq policy at both ends of the Capitol on Thursday, gaining House committee approval for a troop withdrawal deadline of September 1, 2008, but suffering defeat in the Senate on a less sweeping plan to end U.S. participation in the war.

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