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November 18, 2005 3:00 AM

Murtha call for Iraq pullout prompts GOP response

Republicans and Democrats clashed Friday in a raucous floor fight in the House of Representatives after Republican leaders sought to belittle Democratic Rep. John Murthas call for a prompt withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Republican leaders planned to force an evening vote on a resolution to pull troops out of Iraq immediately, anticipating that few, if any, in the House would support it.

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