Senate Votes to Open Debate on Iraq

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President Bush wound up his Latin American tour today at a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderón, but was dogged by questions about domestic politics. He said Attorney General Alberto Gonzales can still be effective despite admitting mistakes in firing US Attorneys. Meantime, in an 89-to-9 vote, the Senate broke a deadlock and agreed to debate the war in Iraq for the first time since the Democrats took control.  Tim Starks reports for Congressional Quarterly.

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Tim Starks - POLITICO

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Warren Olney

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