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It's the economy...

The Detroit Free Press previews tomorrow's meeting between Bush and the heads of the Big Three, saying the three "will press for more recognition of their issues, from the rising cost of retiree health care to the advantages a weak yen gives the Japanese...  All sides expect no firm commitments from the scheduled 45-minute session, which will include Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Al Hubbard, director of the National Economic Council...  Bush last met with the heads of Detroit's automakers in Michigan in 2003, as he canvassed the country to build support for his tax-cut package." 

Divided government could be good for the deficit, provided that both sides are willing to negotiate and compromise, says USA Today.  "Deficit-reduction packages that passed in 1987, 1990 and 1997 were negotiated between presidents and Congresses of opposite parties.  Only in 1993 did Democrats do it alone under President Clinton - and the tax increases they enacted helped elect a Republican Congress in 1994."