Cheney Gets "Barrage Of Criticism" From GOP On Bailout

01/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Senate Republicans' doubts about the emergency loan plan for Detroit's ailing auto industry threaten to crush the effort, even as the House of Representatives was poised to approve the package Wednesday night.

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The bill faces enormous problems in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to stop procedural delays threatened by the measure's foes. On Wednesday Vice President Dick Cheney and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten met privately for more than an hour with Republican senators, and according to senators present, they heard a barrage of criticism -- and offered few satisfying answers.

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