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Bush Threatens Veto

The White House says President Bush will veto
a 50 billion-dollar war-funding bill if it comes to him.
   The bill calls for most troops to come home by next December.
White House press secretary Dana Perino today called the
legislation the ``height of irresponsibility,'' and accused
Democrats of trying to appease liberal anti-war groups.
   The president has already begun withdrawing some troops but
fiercely rejects the notion of setting a timetable for the war.
   But the bill was enough to win the support of three leading
anti-war Democrats in the House, which is expected to pass the bill
later today.
   Last week the three Democrats had expressed opposition to the
measure on the grounds it was too soft and did not demand an end to
combat.
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