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  •  The House legislates all gov't spending. (1+ / 0-)
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    JG in MD

    Did you completely miss the Spring 2007 debate about the Dems having the power to wind the war down in Iraq by defunding the military activities?  While the Republicans claimed that deferring to the President on the wars was "customary", they always had the power to shut Bush's wars down.  They have tremendous power to dictate what happens, in fact.

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