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Senate Democrats Seek an Opening to Curtail Bush

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Senate Democrats Seek an Opening to Curtail Bush

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Senate Democrats Seek an Opening to Curtail Bush

Senate Democrats Seek an Opening to Curtail Bush

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Congress gets back to work Monday after taking the week off for an extended President's Day break. Before they left town, members of the House passed a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's troop surge in Iraq.

But not so in the Senate, where Republicans blocked a similar anti-surge resolution for a second time. Some leading Senate Democrats are now trying a new tack on Iraq, aiming to repeal the 2002 use-of-force authorization Congress issued to President Bush.

Melissa Block talks with NPR's David Welna.