U.S. Quiet as Putin Consolidates Power Russian President Vladimir Putin says he needs more power to combat terrorism. Putin answers his critics by saying he's doing the same kinds of things that President Bush does in his war on terrorism. The reaction from the Bush administration has been muted. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.
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U.S. Quiet as Putin Consolidates Power

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U.S. Quiet as Putin Consolidates Power

U.S. Quiet as Putin Consolidates Power

U.S. Quiet as Putin Consolidates Power

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says he needs more power to combat terrorism. Putin answers his critics by saying he's doing the same kinds of things that President Bush does in his war on terrorism. The reaction from the Bush administration has been muted. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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