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Bush Urges Congress to Fund Wars Before Holiday

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Bush Urges Congress to Fund Wars Before Holiday

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Bush Urges Congress to Fund Wars Before Holiday

Bush Urges Congress to Fund Wars Before Holiday

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President Bush has raised the ante with Congress over funding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Speaking at the Pentagon on Thursday, the president called on lawmakers to approve nearly $200 billion for the Pentagon before leaving for the Christmas holidays.

Democratic leaders say they will approve one-fourth of that amount — if the administration agrees to a timetable to withdraw troops from Iraq.

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