One of the problems with CBS' decision to go whole hog on its cancer special was that it skipped assigning a reporter to major developments over both Iran and Iraq. The Iraq story came from the Senate, where Democrats eked out a 50-48 win to attach that troops-out condition to its funding bill. ABC's Jake Tapper called it a "significant change" compared with two weeks ago, when the Senate voted against a pull-out timetable. Just two Senators, Republican Chuck Hagel and Democrat Ben Nelson, both from Nebraska, made the difference. NBC's Chip Reid noted that the vote is "hugely important" because now both house of Congress have voted for withdrawal. He predicted "a gigantic game of chicken" over George Bush's veto threat. "Which side will blink first?"
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