The Senate Votes, My Brain Liquefies

I have a degree in political science, but sometimes this stuff makes my brain bleed.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Friday blocked a Democratic proposal to pay for the Iraq war but require that troops start coming home.

The 53-45 vote was seven votes short of the 60 needed to advance. It came minutes after the Senate rejected a Republican proposal to pay for the Iraq war without strings attached.

The Republican measure failed 45-53, 15 short of the number of votes needed to go forward.

Why isn't every senate Democrat screaming into thirsty cable news microphones about how the Republicans have once again voted against the troops?

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