President Bush Lays Out His Second-Term Agenda

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Last night in his State of the Union, President Bush claimed that Social Security is in crisis. Today, he's begun a five-state campaign to persuade Senate Democrats to back his plan for transforming Social Security, even though some Republicans don-t want to tamper with America-s most popular social program. Meantime, Condoleezza Rice has taken off for Europe, her first stop as America-s new Secretary of State. Although last night, the President didn't call for Europe-s help in Iraq, he did stress diplomatic efforts by Germany, France and Britain to persuade Iran not to build nuclear weapons. We examine the President's plans for Social Security and Iraq with centrist Democrats, experts on fiscal policy, alliance politics, and American foreign policy.
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Independent Inquiry Committee into UN Oil for Food Program

UN's Iraq Oil for Food Program

Farley's article on Oil for Food Program

2005 State of the Union address

Social Security Administration

President's Social Security conversation in Fargo, North Dakota

Cato Institute on Social Security

Springer's article on President Bush's trip to Fargo

Marriage Protection Amendment (SJ Res 1)

Time magazine cover story on Evangelicals in America



Warren Olney