Thursday, March 9, 2006

Margin Call

62-2 is not a margin; it is the vote. It is a 60-vote margin.

And once again, the headline is no prize. This story is really about how the battle is moving to the Senate after the House vote. The hed's not wrong, it's just off a bit.

Senate Could Influence Fate of Ports Deal

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - After an election-year repudiation by a GOP-led House committee,
President Bush hopes to avoid getting steamrolled in the Senate over a deal allowing a Dubai-owned company to take control of some U.S port operations.
By a 62-2 margin, the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday voted to bar DP World, which is run by the government of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, from holding leases or contracts at U.S. ports.

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