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Effort to Force Vote on Iraq Troop Pullout Fails

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Effort to Force Vote on Iraq Troop Pullout Fails

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After debating Iraq all night, the Senate on Wednesday rejected a Democratic effort to force a vote on beginning troop withdrawals this fall.

A majority of the Senate was ready to have the vote, but Senate rules require 60 votes to cut off debate, and only four Republicans were willing to join the Democratic majority in favor of doing that.

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