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Capitol Hill Support for Iraq Resolution

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Capitol Hill Support for Iraq Resolution

Capitol Hill Support for Iraq Resolution

Capitol Hill Support for Iraq Resolution

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NPR's Steve Inskeep reports on the growing Congressional support for a resolution that would give President Bush broad powers to wage a military campaign against Iraq. Prominent House leaders, including House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, promised their support, as did Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman. This may be the last chance Congress will have to exercise authority over the President's proposed war powers. The resolution says that if President Bush decides to start a war, he is not necessarily required to notify Congress until shortly after hostilities begin. (4:48)
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