Bush Defends SCHIP Veto, His Relevancy
President Bush holds a press conference on Wednesday defending his decision to veto the SCHIP bill, and addresses his fight to remain relevant and relations between Russia and Iran.
On SCHIP, the president says he vetoed the popular children's health-care bill on principle. Bush says the State Children's Health Insurance Program bill was too big, urging the Democrat-controlled Congress to send him a bill proposing a much smaller expansion of the program.
Bush also took the opportunity to stress his relevancy going into the final year of his presidency.
Bush downplays recent photos of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Gonyea says. The pictures show the two leaders smiling during a meeting on Tuesday. Despite Bush's assertions that such friendly photos are common when leaders meet, the White House was not happy about the pictures.
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