One day after President Bush laid out afar-reaching domestic agenda, Democrats and a few key Republicans raised serious questions about his vision for lowering taxes, restraining spending and overhauling health care.
In Europe, Response to Bush Speech Is Mixed
President Bush's address appeared to change few minds on the issue of Iraq, but some European leaders who have been reluctant to go to war against Saddam Hussein praised Bush's promise to share more intelligence information.
Foremost for Bush: Iraq
Few presidents have confronted such a daunting pair of challenges – looming war and an economy stuck in a jobless recovery – but Bush's speech left no doubt that Iraq dominates his own thinking.
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Powell to Tell U.N. Council of Arms Evidence (Jan. 29, 2003)
What Did Bush Say?: A Breakdown of Key Issues in the President's Address (Jan. 29, 2003)
Tale of Two Speeches (Jan. 29, 2003)
A War Cry Tempered By Eloquence (Jan. 29, 2003)
Terrorism Agency Planned: Center to Integrate Intelligence, Analysis (Jan. 29, 2003)
On America's Stage, Performance Protest: Activists Take a Role Outside the Capitol (Jan. 29, 2003)
Words of War for Doubting Public: Bush's Address Must Convince Others of Urgency to Attack Iraq (Jan. 26, 2003)
No Iraq Ultimatum in State of the Union: Bush to Address Economy, Health Care Before Explaining Threat From Hussein (Jan. 27, 2003)
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