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The morning after President George Bush outlines his legislative agenda in an address to Congress, a panel talks about the highlights of his speech, and about how the relationship between the Bush administration and Capitol Hill has developed since Inauguration Day.
- Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- Karen Foerstal of Congressional Quarterly
- Charlie Cook editor and publisher of the "Cook Political Report"
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