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Big Government and GOP

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President Bush entered the White House vowing to stay apolitical while also adhering to his own principles. But some of his decisions, including his support for steel tariffs and the recent proposal for a Department of Homeland Security, run contrary to those conservative principles. NPR's Mara Liasson reports that President Bush's politicking has not alienated his support base. He still holds a high approval rating among conservatives.