Anti-Surge Bill to Pass House
YahooNews has given the headline “Bill opposing troop surge likely to pass – Yahoo! News” to an AP story by Anne Flaherty. The story makes clear, though, that the passage is only in the House and that there is virtually no chance of it getting through the Senate. Ergo, the bill is not likely to pass.
All manner of bills make it past through the House. That’s easy: The party leadership rules with an iron first and it’s virtually impossible for the opposition party to stop anything. The Senate is and always has been the real test.