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The AP: "Iraq's beleaguered prime minister lashed out Sunday at Democrats who have called for his ouster, saying Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Carl Levin of Michigan need to 'come to their senses.'… 'There are American officials who consider Iraq as if it were one of their villages, for example Hillary Clinton and Carl Levin. They should come to their senses,' al-Maliki said at a news conference." 

Newsday: "The New York senator is likely to wear the criticism with Maliki as a political badge of honor, much as she has been able to harness a recent conflict with a hawkish Pentagon aide to win over some Democratic primary voters, aides said last night. The risks for her seem minuscule, considering Maliki is almost equally unpopular with Republicans."

GOP Sen. John Warner said yesterday on Meet the Press that "he may support Democratic legislation ordering withdrawals if President Bush refuses to set a return timetable soon. 'I'm going to have to evaluate it," Warner said. "I don't say that as a threat, but I say that is an option we all have to consider.'"

VIDEO: Sen. Warner on his recent trip to Iraq and break with the president on Iraq troop withdrawal.

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