Headline contest


This would be the awesome subject for a headline contest – some suggestions at the end:

How Obama voted on war funding bills in Congress
By The Associated Press – 25 minutes ago

Major war-funding legislation while Barack Obama was in the Senate, and how he voted:

_May 2005: Congress approved an $82 billion bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and international anti-terrorism efforts. Obama voted yes.

_June 2006: Congress cleared a $94.5 billion bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as provide aid to hurricane victims. Obama voted yes.

_September 2006: Congress cleared a $448 billion Pentagon funding bill that included $70 billion for U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama voted yes.

_April 2007: Congress cleared a $124 billion spending bill that provided $90 billion for war costs but mandated the withdrawal of U.S. troops within six months. Obama voted yes, but President George W. Bush vetoed the legislation.

_May 2007: Congress approved a roughly $100 billion spending measure to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and domestic projects, including hurricane relief. Obama voted no.

_December 2007: Congress cleared a $555 billion catchall spending bill that included $70 billion for U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama did not vote.

_June 2008: Congress approved a measure to spend $162 billion for war costs as well as provide a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits and emergency relief for the flood-ravaged Midwest. Obama voted yes.

Note the one bill that Obama votes ‘no’ for, also contained hurricane relief funds. Who is this guy?

And for the headline contest/cartoon options:
* Yawn, so which year is this again? Dang, I slept for a whole year???!!!
* Hey, did you remember that story I bumped off eighteen months ago? Yes, that one – go, press ‘publish’ now.
* “Google”? What’s that? I do all my research in old, dusty libraries with no indexing systems.
* My post was eaten by a desert lizard – you know how slow their metabolism is.
* I was waiting to publish the story as a lead-in to his announcement of withdrawl from Iraq and Afghanistan. But now that it’s a surge instead…..
* I’m a Republican – this is my way of showing pride in, and support for, our President!

* I was waiting to see if he was going to flip flop on his Senate votes too.

* Present.

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