10-19-2008, 12:50 AMIn a separate telephone conversation, Rice briefed Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), the Democratic vice presidential nominee and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, who was in Los Angeles. "She described where the agreement is, and he said he looked forward to seeing the text," said Antony Blinken, staff director for the committee.
Rice also spoke with Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), the committee's ranking minority member. Gates and Rice were scheduled yesterday to speak with the leaders of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services committees.This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
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