Democrats Urge Bush to Tap Gas Reserves With average gas prices now topping two dollars a gallon, the Bush administration is under pressure to put some of the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve into circulation. Senate Democrats say such a move would help stabilize soaring prices at the pump. But the White House says the reserve is needed for national security. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.
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Democrats Urge Bush to Tap Gas Reserves

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Democrats Urge Bush to Tap Gas Reserves

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Democrats Urge Bush to Tap Gas Reserves

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With average gas prices now topping two dollars a gallon, the Bush administration is under pressure to put some of the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve into circulation. Senate Democrats say such a move would help stabilize soaring prices at the pump. But the White House says the reserve is needed for national security. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.