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Senate Democrats Seek an Opening to Curtail Bush

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.


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