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Topic - Tony Fratto
OMAHA President Bush this morning said that a new intelligence report about Irans nuclear weapons program will not hinder U.S. efforts to increase sanctions on Tehran. The remarks came as the administration moves to counter growing concern that the report will weaken resolve among the international community.
President Bush is committed to vetoing the latest effort to expand federal "hate crimes" laws to include sexual orientation, even if it means sending a defense authorization bill back to Congress, the White House said.
Attorneys for Karl Rove's former deputy told a Senate committee yesterday that President Bush will assert executive privilege and instruct her not to comply with the panel's subpoena to testify this week.
The White House yesterday dismissed the defection of another senior Republican lawmaker, Sen. Pete V. Domenici of New Mexico, and again asked lawmakers to hold off judgment on President Bush's "surge" plan in Iraq until military advisers report back in September.
Democratic leaders yesterday challenged President Bush's refusal to respond to congressional subpoenas and said they will take steps toward holding the White House in contempt of Congress.
"I think Scott has probably told everyone everything he doesn't know, so I don't know if anyone should expect them to see anything new today," said White House spokesman Tony Fratto.
"Our critics took the language of a 'bailout for Wall Street.'