President Bush, Man without a Mandate?

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George W. Bush's promise to end partisan bickering is about to be tested. What will his pledge to end partisan politics mean to the conservative agenda as he moves toward the center? Will the factionalism Bush faces be token or real bi-partisanship? We get different perspectives from Congressmen Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, and Ed Kilgore, former research analyst for the California Legislature.
  • Newsmaker: Bush's Texas Style - As George W. Bush moves from a largely conservative Austin to a politically intransigent Washington, will his down-home Texas style help him unite a deeply divided Congress? Wayne Slater, Austin bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News, has covered Bush since 1993 when he first declared his gubernatorial bid.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Placing the New President in a Historical Context - George W. Bush is not the first President who's come to power in times of division. Will he, like father-son Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, lose control to the opposition in midterm elections? Pulitzer Prize winner David Kennedy reflects on the prospects for a second Bush presidency.



Warren Olney