Midnight at the Bush White House

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Barack Obama may have a harder time re-directing the ship of state than other incoming presidents have.  George Bush is perfecting the art of "midnight regulations." We hear what that could mean for the Endangered Species Act, development on federal lands and other environmental issues.  Also, Congress expands unemployment benefits, and 85-year old, seven-time felony convict Ted Stevens gets a standing ovation on the floor of the US Senate.  We hear about generational change on Capitol Hill.

President George W. Bush (R), Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (C) and National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley before boarding the Marine One helicopter at the White House. Bush will be attending the Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Lima, Peru, his last scheduled trip abroad as president of the United States. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images



Warren Olney