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GOP Moderates Weigh Loyalty To Bush vs. Political Realities

June 12, 2018
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With a difficult war debate looming and presidential vetoes for a host of popular legislation threatened, moderate Republicans in Congress are facing a tough choice: Stand by President Bush or run for their political lives. (Washington Post — 19 September, 2007)
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Unable to garner enough Republican support, Senate Democratic leaders said yesterday that they are abandoning a bipartisan effort to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq by next spring. (Washington Post — 19 September, 2007)
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Republicans reacted angrily yesterday to President Bush’s promise to veto a bill that would renew and expand the popular State Children’s Health Insurance Program, raising the likelihood of significant GOP defections when the package comes to a vote next week. (Washington Post — 21 September, 2007)
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Senate and House negotiators from both parties reached a final deal yesterday on an expansion of a health insurance program for the children of the working poor, just a day after President Bush vowed to veto it. (Washington Post — 22 September, 2007)
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Key lawmakers in the House and Senate negotiated into the night yesterday on a deal that would expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by $35 billion over the next five years. (Washington Post — 18 September, 2007)
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The White House in recent days told nearly a dozen Cabinet secretaries to send letters to Capitol Hill rejecting Democrats’ proposed new funds for their agencies, escalating a confrontation between lawmakers and President Bush over domestic spending priorities. (Washington Post — 18 September, 2007)
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