PEJ News Coverage Index: May 20 - 25, 2007, Media Give President A Win in War Funding Debate
For most of those nearly five months, the debate has followed a basic story line—a White House intent on beefing up the U.S. military presence in Iraq versus a new Congress led by Democrats trying to wind down the military role there.
Last week, that Iraq policy debate was again the biggest story in the news, accounting for 10% of all coverage from May 20-25, according to PEJ's Index. The key event was a May 24 Congressional vote that funded the war but did not include troop withdrawal timelines.
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