The political analysis on ABC turned to that other clash between Congress and White House. George Stephanopoulos, anchor of Sunday morning's This Week tried to read the tea leaves about the conditions under which the Iraq War would be funded. The President does not have the votes to support his insistence that no strings be attached to the spending bill. The Democrats in Congress do not have the votes to override his veto of a bill with those troops-out strings attached. Stephanopoulos stated that "no one knows" what will happen. "This is one of the highest-stakes confrontations since the government shutdown in 1995." Just one thing is certain, he double-negatived: both sides will "never allow no money to get to the troops." NBC mentioned the conundrum in passing. CBS assigned Sharyl Attkisson on Capitol Hill to read the body language between President and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The pair appeared together at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda and talked for several minutes on stage, where no one could eavesdrop: "It proved to be a challenge to lipreaders."
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