State of the Union, 2005 President Bush delivers the annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night. He outlines his plans for Social Security reform, reviews the ongoing U.S. effort in Iraq and discusses prospects for peace in the Middle East.
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State of the Union, 2005

The annual address to Congress touches on Iraq, the Middle East and Social Security.

Bush Supporters, Critics Weigh in on State of the Union

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Freedom, in the Eyes of Bush and History

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Democrats Offer State of the Union 'Pre-Buttal'

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Comparing Convention, State of Union Speeches

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