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Week in Politics: Bush and the GOP Field

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Week in Politics: Bush and the GOP Field

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Week in Politics: Bush and the GOP Field

Week in Politics: Bush and the GOP Field

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President Bush is fighting perceptions that he has entered the lame-duck phase of his presidency. The president is continuing to spar with the Democrat-controlled Congress over the State Children's Health Insurance Program and foreign policy issues.

The Republican presidential field welcomed a new candidate and saw one leave. Comedian Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, announced his candidacy. However, Colbert is running for president only in his home state of South Carolina — but he is doing so on both parties' ticket. Also, Republican Sen. Sam Brownback ended his presidential bid. Brownback's anti-abortion, pro-immigration reform positions never caught on with the Republican base.

Juan Williams talks to Alex Cohen about the week in politics.