Senate conservatives filibuster Iraq debate.

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"Senate conservatives filibuster Iraq debate."

The Senate vote “sidetracked a nonbinding measure expressing disagreement with Bush’s plan to deploy an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq. The vote was 49-47, or 11 short of the 60 needed to go ahead with debate, and left the fate of the measure uncertain.”


UPDATE: The vote was along party lines, except for Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who voted for the filibuster, and Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Norm Coleman (R-MN) who voted against it. Four senators, including John McCain (R-AZ), did not vote.

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