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Do I sense some backbone here? McClatchy is reporting:

“The House of Representatives voted 295 to 123 Friday to deny congressional consent for U.S. military involvement in Libya, a rebuke of President Barack Obama’s policy and an expression of lawmakers’ frustration with his reluctance to consult with them on it.

The vote has no immediate effect on U.S. Libya policy, but Democratic leaders had urged support for Obama’s approach.

They were thwarted by an unusual combination of anti-war Democrats, as well as most Republicans, who argued that the three-month old mission has become too murky and too costly. 70 Democrats joined 225 Republicans to vote against the measure.”

The real test comes later today when the vote to cut funding comes up. Then we’ll see who puts their mouth where the money is.

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