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Is a compromise in the works?

Watch CNN's Suzanne Malveaux report President Bush may be in a conciliatory mood

WASCHINGTON (CNN) -- CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux reports how Democrats and Republicans will compromise on a new Iraq spending bill.

Members of both parties are talking about the possibility of nonbinding benchmarks -- ones that clearly state what is expected of the Iraqi government within a reasonable amount of time.

Democratic congressional leaders are heading to the White House later Wednesday for talks with their Republican counterparts and administration officials.

Legislation already being worked on would strip out the troop removal language and replace it with a series of benchmarks to measure the progress of the Iraqi government.

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