Congress approved $95 billion to pay for the war in Iraq—without a timetable for troop withdrawal. The bill, which Bush says he'll sign, passed both houses last night, ending a long and bitter struggle between Democrats and a veto-ready White House over bringing the troops home. Aspiring presidents Clinton and Obama voted against the bill.
In exchange for the dropped timetable, the White House approved a $17 billion rider for unrelated domestic programs, and a hike in the minimum wage. Majority leader Harry Reid warned that the war over the war wasn't over: "Senate Democrats will not stop our efforts to change the course of this war until we get a new president."