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- Reporter's Notebook: Bush Gets His Way in the House - President Bush has surprised environmentalists and a lot of observers by persuading the House to pass part of his energy plan, oil drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. Presidential biographer Robert Dallek allows that Bush may be learning the ropes in Washington, but he's still being plagued by a mediocre approval rating by the general public.
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