Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTFollowing are excerpts of President Bush's victory speech yesterday, as transcribed by eMedia MillWorks Inc.:
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTAs aides juggled nerve-racking election returns, President Bush invited reporters into his residence last night to record the tableau of the president, his family and his dog serenely watching the numbers.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTPresident Bush ended his reelection campaign Monday with a soggy six-state sprint focused on the small towns and fervent supporters that were the linchpin of his strategy.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTLike the "war on terrorism," which it often intersected, President Bush's efforts against nuclear proliferation has followed many paths.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTPresident Bush plans major changes in his Cabinet if he wins a second term -- perhaps nominating the first female defense secretary and first black attorney general -- but very little change among the small group of his closest advisers.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTThe debate over the Iraq war has echoed within the ranks of the administration, even among those who support much of the president's agenda.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTThe red-white-and-blue buses still say "Bush-Cheney '04: A Safer World, a More Hopeful America," but the country music is softer, so is the stage lighting, and the attacks are more ladylike.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTIn their third debate, Sen. John Kerry and President Bush again brought out their well-worn buzzwords and slogans.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTGrowing voter focus on Iraq and the continued weakness of the president in Philadelphia suburbs are tilting Pennsylvania toward John Kerry.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTBush advisers said the president may pay a price for his decision to remain isolated from unexpected questions when he faces Sen. John F. Kerry in Friday's town-hall-style debate.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTBush's $674 billion tax-reduction package contributes to mounting budget deficits that may prove to be one of Bush's most enduring legacies.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTArguably one of the most powerful vice presidents in history, Cheney is the administration's essential man.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTKerry plans to shift the focus to Bush's economic record, while the president revives his attack on Kerry's foreign policy credentials.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTBush and Kerry returned to the campaign trail Friday and resumed the intense dispute over the Iraq war and homeland security that dominated the first presidential debate Thursday night.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTSen. John Kerry Thursday accused President Bush of committing a "colossal error in judgment" by invading Iraq. "The world is better off without Saddam Hussein," the president shot back in the first campaign debate, adding his rival once said so himself.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTWhat the Bush administration had hoped would be a triumphant achievement is clouded by doubts, even within the Pentagon, about whether a missile defense system that is on its way to costing more than $100 billion will work.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTOf all the things that could go wrong in developing a missile defense system, Pentagon officials figured that the booster would be among the least of their worries. They figured wrong.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTChanges in federal land-use laws decisively favor energy development, at the cost of reduced protections for some of the country's last remaining wild spaces.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTThe president has reversed his policy on issues ranging from free trade to same-sex marriage over the past four years, but Democrats say their candidate is the only one being caricatured as a flip-flopper.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:44 GMTPresident Bush's speech before the U.N. General Assembly had a message that was aimed directly at American voters, not the leaders unenthusiastically listening to him.