- Making News: President Bush to Face Tough Audience for State of the Union
With the President scheduled to make his State of the Union speech Tuesday, several polls have sampled his current popularity with the American people. His standing could have a major impact on races for the Congress and Senate this coming November. The Gallup Poll for CNN and USA Today shows that 58% think the President's second term is a failure so far. Frank Newport is Editor in chief for the Gallup Poll.
- Reporter's Notebook: Democrats Call for Alito Filibuster... Now?
The Senate Judiciary approved Judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the US Supreme Court on strict party lines. The Senate is scheduled to vote on Alito Tuesday, just hours before President Bush's State of the Union address. With a Republican majority, final confirmation was all but guaranteed. Now several Democrats are talking filibuster. John Harwood, national political editor for the Wall Street Journal, says they're likely to fail.
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