Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Another Dopey Headline From AP Online

GOP House Panel Votes to Block Ports Deal

No. It's not a "GOP House Panel". It's the House Appropriations Committee. Though dominated by Republicans as the majority, only they would consider it "their" panel. The rest of us would consider it a committee in The People's House.

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer 54 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - In a congressional election-year repudiation of
President Bush, a House panel dominated by Republicans voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to block a Dubai-owned firm from taking control of some U.S port operations. Democrats clamored for a vote in the Senate, too.

By 62-2, the House Appropriations Committee voted to bar DP World, run by the government of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, from holding leases or contracts at U.S. ports. The landslide vote was the strongest signal yet that more than three weeks of White House efforts to stunt congressional opposition to the deal have not been successful.

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