Democrats are definitely in the House.

According to the NY Times, the House voted 218-212 today to set a timetable for bringing American troops home from Iraq by September 2008.

“Central to our victory today was the unanimous support of our new members of Congress,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, in a news conference after the vote. “They brought to the Congress, fresh from the country, the concerns of the American people. They had a serious impact.”

Republicans said the measure amounted to micromanaging the war. According to the NY Times, "President Bush angrily denounced the bill, accusing Democrats of engaging in 'an act of political theater' by passing a measure that would undermine American progress in Iraq. 'I will veto it if it comes to my desk... It is clear that my veto would be sustained.' ” (There are 233 Democrats in the House, far short of the two-thirds majority necessary to override a veto.)

The message from the left is clear: Democrats are on a mission to reverse the W. administration's agenda for the war and define their position approaching the '08 elections.