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Bush Speech Focuses on War and Taxes

Facing an unstable economy and an unfinished war, President Bush used his final State of the Union address to call for passage of his tax rebate package and patience in Iraq.

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President Bush delivering his final State of the Union Address.

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A Defiant Look at What Little Lies Ahead

The question of President Bush's relevance coursed through an address that avoided reflection on his legacy.

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Memo From Berlin
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American Exception
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French Inquiry: Bank's Inaction Grows as Issue

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