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    Full House to vote next week on issue; Senate also considering measure

    Updated: 10:22 p.m. ET March 8, 2006

    WASHINGTON - In a congressional election-year repudiation of President Bush, a House panel dominated by Republicans voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to block a Dubai-owned firm from taking control of some U.S port operations. Democrats clamored for a vote in the Senate, too.

    By 62-2, the House Appropriations Committee voted to bar DP World, run by the government of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, from holding leases or contracts at U.S. ports. The landslide vote was the strongest signal yet that more than three weeks of White House efforts to stunt congressional opposition to the deal have not been successful.

    Bush has promised to veto any such measure passed by Congress. But there is widespread public opposition to the deal and the GOP fears losing its advantage on the issue of national security in this fall’s elections.

    Full article & Source here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11730569/



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    As a further slap, I see Bush's veto being overridden.
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    kinda distroys his postion that he didn't know about the deal huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempestv
    kinda distroys his postion that he didn't know about the deal huh?
    Kinda.

    Never understood the intransigence after the fact, either.

    Even if it was the best idea in the world, it was coincidentally the dumbest idea in the world.
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    Amazing what election years can do

    it’s an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    Amazing what election years can do
    As well as what they do not do.

    So Dubai has withdrawn their proffer; it seems every Republican in the land had a hand in this except Bush.

    Amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4
    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    Amazing what election years can do
    As well as what they do not do.

    So Dubai has withdrawn their proffer; it seems every Republican in the land had a hand in this except Bush.

    Amazing.
    care to expand?

    it’s an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4

    As well as what they do not do.

    So Dubai has withdrawn their proffer; it seems every Republican in the land had a hand in this except Bush.

    Amazing.
    care to expand?
    Not really; I haven't the money for a new wardrobe just now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4
    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    care to expand?
    Not really; I haven't the money for a new wardrobe just now.
    I am not surprised.

    Anyone know the democrats take on this or was this strictly partisan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4

    Not really; I haven't the money for a new wardrobe just now.
    I am not surprised.

    Anyone know the democrats take on this or was this strictly partisan?
    The dem leadership has actually said they are still deciding what their reaction should be; I'm sure you can look out any of several windows in your six-sided domicile (no wonder you are so conflicted, ideologically) with a lens and see every democrat finger in metro D.C. raised to test the political winds.
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