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The Bush Agenda

The London Observer reports that, per British officials, Bush is "preparing to make a historic shift on his position on global warming" in his State of the Union. Bush and Blair held private talks on climate change before Christmas, and there is a feeling that the US President will now agree a cap on emissions in the US, meaning that, for the first time, American industry and consumers would be expected to start conserving energy and curbing pollution. 

The New York Times editorializes against the appointment of former GOP operative and RNC research chief Tim Griffin -- through an end-run around the Senate -- as the US attorney for Arkansas.