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The Senate Armed Services Committee today endorsed legislation that would give suspected terrorists more legal protections than the president desires. (New York Times — 15 September, 2006)
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The president�s call for creating military tribunals to try terror suspects has erupted into a clash with some of the best-known Republican Party warriors. (New York Times — 15 September, 2006)
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Senate Panel Defies Bush on Detainee Bill
Senate Panel Defies Bush on Detainee Bill

Defying President Bush, a Senate committee passed a terrorism tribunal bill protecting foreign suspects’ rights. [!] (MSNBC — 15 September, 2006)
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Faced with a revolt by some fellow Republicans over treatment of foreign terrorism suspects, President Bush on Friday vigorously defended his strategy at a press conference Friday.� [!] (MSNBC — 16 September, 2006)
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A powerful Senate committee has rebelled against President Bush, passing a bill it said would protect the rights of foreign terrorism suspects and repair a U.S. image damaged by harsh treatment of detainees. (CNN — 15 September, 2006)
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The president made it clear that he is not abandoning the main pillars of his anti-terrorism agenda despite opposition by key Republican senators. (New York Times — 16 September, 2006)
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President Bush made an impassioned defense of his proposed rules for the interrogation and prosecution of terrorism suspects. (New York Times — 16 September, 2006)
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President Bush urges Congress to back controversial plans on the treatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees. (BBC News — 16 September, 2006)
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Senate Republicans blocked Democratic attempts to rein in President George W. HBush’s domestic wiretapping program Wednesday, endorsing a White House-supported bill that would give the controversial surveillance legal status. (International Herald Tribune — 14 September, 2006)
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Vice President Cheney urged Republican senators yesterday not to be too restrictive in setting legal limits on CIA interrogations of enemy combatants, the largest remaining barrier to an agreement between Congress and the White House on legislation that would also set new rules for special military… (Washington Post — 14 September, 2006)
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U.S. lawmakers are rushing to pass a bill on the treatment of terrorism suspects that would have minimal impact on antiterrorist operations but could cause profound damage to justice and the American way. (International Herald Tribune — 16 September, 2006)
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President Bush yesterday announced the transfer of the last 14 suspected terrorists held by the CIA at secret foreign prisons to the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and said he wants to try them before U.S. military panels under proposed new rules he simultaneously sent to… (Washington Post — 12 minutes ago)
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