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The Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Gen. Peter Pace and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Friday about President Bush's new Iraq strategy. NewsHour Correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the hearings.
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The House voted Thursday to expand taxpayer-funded research on embryonic stem cells, but fell short of the two-thirds majority the measure would need to override an expected presidential veto. The bill passed by a vote of 253 to 174.
President Bush unveiled a new Iraq plan on Wednesday night, which includes an increase in U.S. military presence by more than 20,000 troops. Senators Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., debate the president's proposal and how Congress should respond.
President Bush's proposal to add more troops to the ongoing effort in Iraq has been met with mixed reaction throughout Washington. NewsHour Correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the responses to the President's speech Wednesday and the new Iraq strategy.
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Asking Americans for their patience, sacrifice and resolve, President Bush laid out a new plan Wednesday night for U.S. military strategy in Iraq.
Wednesday's House proposal to increase the minimum wage comes against a backdrop of growing concern about increasing income inequality in America. An author and a policy expert discuss the proposed wage hike.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was sworn in for a second six-year term Wednesday, vowing "socialism or death" in a move reminiscent of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, as he pledged to continue the country's movement toward a socialist state.
The administration is preparing to announce changes to its Iraq plan, including a increase in U.S. military presence by 20,000 troops. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks talk about the evolving U.S. policy in Iraq in advance of President Bush's…
President Bush's speech announcing a troop influx in Iraq has been met with skepticism by critics. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the probability for this new Iraq strategy's success.
In an address to the entire country, President Bush announced his plan to increase the U.S. military presence in Iraq by more than 20,000 troops. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks give their intial impressions of the President's speech.
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