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Bush Seeks Funds, Foreign Support for Iraq Effort

In a speech to the nation, President Bush says he will "spend what is necessary" to win the war on terror, and says he will ask Congress for $87 billion over the next year to help pay for Iraq's reconstruction. The president also asks for more international help in Iraq, but makes it clear he will not relinquish U.S. control there. Hear NPR's Don Gonyea and NPR's Nick Spicer.

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You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org. To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.
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