A Republican Majority.

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photoIt is November 6, 2002 and overnight we're living in a Republican world--White House, House, and Senate. The country may be nearly divided in its political leanings. But the vote is in and the majorities clearly belong to George W. Bush.

If his own election in 2000 was clouded by ambiguity, yesterday's was not. And now comes the full-throated Republican agenda. First up, war and a stab at stimulating an anemic economy. Then the cavalcade: new tax cuts, GOP nominees for courts across the land and maybe soon, the Supreme Court. A new push to drill for oil in refuge Alaska, faith-based public services, industry-friendly overhauls of prescription drug benefits, Medicare, health care.

Up next On Point: Washington's new reality--a Republican triumph and George W. Bush unbound.


Bill Schneider, Senior Political Analyst for CNN

John Fortier, Political Scientist at the American Enterprise Institute

James P. Pinkerton, former White House aide to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and author of "What Comes Next: The End of Big Government--And the New Paradigm Ahead;" Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst and a Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on November 6, 2002.


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