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Bush: Back from secret Iraq visit. Press conference this morning. House Dems launch theme ``New direction for America.''

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President Bush returned early this morning from his surprise five-hour visit to Baghdad. He just added a press conference to his schedule today.

The notice from the White House just came out, at 8:26 a.m. eastern time.


Meanwhile, a message from RNC chairman Ken Mehlman shows how well ``Iraq week'' is being coordinated.'' Bush meets with war cabinet Monday. In Iraq Tuesday. White House summit Wednesday. Mehlman send out e-mail appeal Wednesday morning ``At home, completing the mission means rejecting craven, politically-motivated demands for instant withdrawal. Think of the message that would send our troops - and our enemies - at this critical time.'' House debates Iraq resolution on Thursday.

President Bush This morning, President Bush will meet with President Uribe of Colombia. In the afternoon, the President will meet with members of the Iraq Study Group. Later, he will attend the Congressional Picnic on the White House South Lawn.

11:00 am: EDT THE PRESIDENT meets with the President of Colombia
The White House | Washington, DC

1:45 pm: EDT THE PRESIDENT meets with Members of the Iraq Study Group
The White House | Washington, DC

6:30 pm: EDT THE PRESIDENT and Mrs. Bush attend Congressional Picnic
The White House | Washington, DC

from House Dems

Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressmen Charles Rangel, George Miller, Collin Peterson and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will host a press conference call on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Eastern time to discuss Democrats' commitment to fight for a New Direction for America.

American families are struggling with record energy prices, rising costs of health care, college tuition, and prescription drugs; their jobs being shipped overseas, and the federal budget heaps record debt on our children. Republicans have the wrong priorities, and are putting forward issues to divide and distract. Democrats believe that America needs a new direction. Democrats will fight for the priorities of all Americans -- to create quality jobs, to reduce the cost of health care, to achieve energy independence, to educate our children.

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Dems new direction for America:
1) Koffi Annon is now emperor of America.
2) Manditory Food Stamps and Welfare for everyone.
3)Universal Healthcare for everyone and 80% income taxes for the very rich(anyone making over 50,000 per year).
4) Naming a DUI a Kennedy from now on.
5) Frank Murtha and Teddy Kennedy want to surrender to Mexico and Canada, because we cant win.
6)Barack Obamamama is declared a "diety" and doesn't have to run for re-election.

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