fix articles 483666, house democratic caucus
Bush sets stage for major escalation in Iraq (tags)
The remarks delivered by President Bush at a year-end press conference Wednesday, combined with a series of military and political developments, point inexorably to a major escalation of the US war in Iraq in the coming year. Bush revealed little new in his encounter with the press corps, dismissing as “hypothetical” all questions on the reported turn by his administration to a new military offensive in Iraq based on a “surge” of up to 40,000 more US combat troops in the country.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Press Conference (tags)
Press conference on Republicans' attempt to link migration and immigration policies to Mexico's cooperation with US oil interests.
Bush plans $ 600 billion gift to rich (tags)
The battle over how best to boost a sagging economy became a matter of public debate last week with Democrats in the House of Representatives and President Bush introducing competing plans.