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Bush Pushes Social Security and Energy Plan

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photoTonight, President Bush steps up to an East Room podium and faces the White House Press Corps in a rare prime time press conference to discuss two important priorities for the White House — Social Security and energy.

On Sunday, Bush will end his 60-day, 60-city tour to sell his plan to overhaul the social security system and push for private investment accounts.

In a recent Washington Post/ABC poll, 64 percent of respondents say they disapprove of the way President Bush is handling Social Security and 51 percent oppose private accounts.

At the press conference, the president will push Congress to pass his long-stalled energy plan and is expected to take tough questions about his continued support for Tom DeLay and U.S. ambassador to the U.N. nominee John Bolton.

Hear a preview and full coverage of the President's press conference.


Susan Page, Washington bureau chief, USA Today

David Ignatius, columnist, The Washington Post

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on April 28, 2005.


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