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More on the Bush Agenda

Bush addresses House Democrats' retreat tomorrow and does a limited Q+A session.

Despite today's big report on the causes of climate change being man-made, tea-leaf readers see few signs of Bush Administration policy changing when it comes to global warming. 

Paulson also tells Bloomberg that "Republicans and Democrats aren't as far apart on overhauling Social Security as their public posturing might suggest, and insisted all options are on the table."  

New Republican National Committee co- chair and Sen. Mel Martinez tells the Washington Times that he wants "Congress to pass an immigration bill this year that will include a guest-worker program with 'earned citizenship' requirements for illegal aliens…  Asked what he would consider the ideal immigration bill, Mr. Martinez said he was working with Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona and other conservative Republicans on a compromise that would call for a temporary-worker system along the lines that President Bush has proposed." 

Two more Cuban-American members of Congress from Florida are also urging Congress and Bush to take on immigration reform.  Republican Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart held a newser yesterday to "renew pressure on lawmakers to pass legislation that would include a temporary guest-worker program and a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants."