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Iraq War / Funding Bill / Veto #867420

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) President Bush's veto of the war funding bill that calls for a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq noted.

(White House: David Gregory) The battle between Bush and Congress over the bill featured; details given of the political message from sending the bill to the White House on this anniversary of the 2003 "mission accomplished" event; Bush’s approval rating in 2003 and now cited. [BUSH – says setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a date for failure.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, Senator Harry REID - speak about the legislation.] [In 2003, BUSH - says the US and our allies have prevailed.] [Senator Kit BOND†- criticizes the Democrats.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN – says we’re gonna shove it down his throat.]

(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) What both parties are likely to do in the continuing debate over Iraq discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Gregory, David;
Russert, Tim

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