Iraq War Debate In The Senate Continues Into The Morning

CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The sun is up in Washington and the Senate debate over the Iraq war continues. It's been going on all night.

Democrats staged the marathon session to try to wear down Republicans who are staunchly against a proposed troop withdrawal

Republicans, who call the all-night debate mere theatrics, agreed to stay around to respond to any votes that might be scheduled.

Most senators got a chance for a few hours of shut-eye even while a handful of their colleagues took turns on the Senate floor with speeches. Beds had been brought in for the sleepy.

The legislation is expected to attract the support of a narrow majority of senators -- around 52 votes -- when it's voted on later this morning, but fall short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate and end a filibuster.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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