A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, March 27, 2007.
US Senate endorses spending bill with Iraq withdrawal date
By defeating an amendment that would have stricken language for a withdrawal date of March 31, 2008, the US Senate endorsed a spending bill that provides $121.6 billion mostly for the ongoing efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House version of the bill has a mandatory withdrawal date of September 30, 2008. George W. Bush has publicly stated that he would any legislation that included a withdrawal date. The Senate will soon vote on the bill.
- Nicholas Johnston. "Senate Backs Iraq Withdrawal Plan in Spending Legislation" — , March 27, 2007
- "Senate backs troop withdrawal from Iraq" — , March 27, 2007
Tony Snow's cancer spreads to liver
survived colon cancer two years ago, but reported today that the disease has spread to his liver. "I'm gonna beat it again," he vowed.
- "Bush's spokesman has recurrence of cancer" — , March 27, 2007
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg. "White House spokesman faces new battle with cancer" — , March 27, 2007
Intelligence officers in Pakistan killed
Five members of Pakistan's agency were killed in , a tribal region. They died when masked men, riding on motorcycles, fired guns and lobbed at their vehicle.
- "Pakistan intelligence staff killed" — , March 27, 2007
- "Pakistan 'secret agents killed'" — , March 27, 2007
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