Bush Wins Battle Over S-CHIP; Will He Lose the War?

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I got a little worked up about the Derbyshire thing. Sorry. Here’s something a little more straightforward. The Democrats’ attempt to override the president’s veto of S-CHIP failed today, but Time reports the GOP’s troubles won’t end. The Democratic leadership in Congress plans on passing other popular legislation that President Bush has threatened to veto—including bills on education and veterans—so as to ruin to GOP’s fall. Every time the Republicans block a popular bill, or the president vetoes one, it hands the Democrats a 30-second attack ad come 2008.

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