- Making News: President Bush's Press Conference on Saddam's Capture
President Bush answered reporters- questions for 45 minutes today. Though the main topic was the capture of Saddam Hussein, the President ended his last news conference of 2003 by saying it-s been a great year. David Sanger, who covers the White House for the New York Times, says Bush stayed away from politics, choosing instead to use the capture of Saddam Hussein as the capstone for this year's legislative accomplishments.
- Reporter's Notebook: Saddam's Capture and Domestic Politics
Yesterday, candidates for next year-s Democratic nomination congratulated the US military. Even Howard Dean said criticism of President Bush was inappropriate on the day of Saddam Hussein-s capture. Today, President Bush said he would not talk politics until next year, but would just continue his job of protecting Americans--a job he likes. Will this be a turning point in the campaign? Ron Brownstein is national political reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
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