The maverick Republican who denied President Bush’s U.N. nominee a smooth sail through the GOP-led Senate asked colleagues Tuesday to vote against a “controversial and ineffective ambassador.”
Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House of Representatives voted Tuesday to allow federal research on stem cells taken from human embryos after an emotional debate over the meaning of life and the promise of science.
[. . .] The 238-194 vote was a rare defeat for President Bush in the Republican-controlled House and may lead to the first veto of his presidency. Fifty Republicans voted for expanded stem-cell research, while 14 Democrats opposed the bill.
But what it is … (wait for it) … is not exactly clear. Republicans defying the far right???????