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Although his political future looked dim only weeks ago, Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has survived a no-confidence vote brought against his administration by opposition party members.

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Senate Republicans successfully blocked a symbolic vote of no-confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday, although none defended his performance. A handful of Republicans, including some who have called for Gonzales' resignation, voted with the Democrats, while Joe Lieberman voted against the measure.

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More lawmakers are calling for Alberto Gonzales' resignation and the Senate is even considering a symbolic no-confidence vote, but the White House announced Friday that the president will stand by his man: "The attorney general has the full confidence of the president We think he's been a very strong attorney general and we continue to support him".

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