Democrats Try to Put Their Stamp on a New Energy Policy

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After two decades of opposition, America's auto-makers have bought into new mileage standards for cars, trucks and SUV's. Gasoline prices and climate change are creating political pressures. But can a comprehensive energy bill survive special interests and partisanship? Also, the holy Shiite Shrine in Samarra is bombed again and, on Reporter's Notebook, in a time of increased violence in the Middle East, can American statecraft make a difference?

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