By John Solomon
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"All of these issues will be important as legislators seek re-election in two years," said Darrel M. West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at the liberal-leaning Brookings Institute. "The most controversial will be Bush's tax cuts, because the tax issue always is incendiary during election years."