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Washington Week

Episode #4247

Moderator: Gwen Ifill. Despite months of strained relations over Iraq, the U.S. and allies have come together on a U.N. resolution. The Security Council voted overwhelmingly for a plan to lift sanctions and authorizes the U.S. and Great Britain to run Iraq temporarily. Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times describes the agreement and looks ahead to the reconstruction of Iraq. Here at home and around the world, the threat of terror continues. Code Orange is in effect as a new Al Qaeda message surfaced this week. Meanwhile, administration officials stepped up efforts to evaluate and neutralize the danger. Michael Duffy of Time magazine has that story. President Bush didn't get everything he wanted in Congress' tax package, but he does have high hopes for new cuts that he hopes will shore up the faltering economy. Fortune magazine's Jeff Birnbaum has an accounting of the plan. As the president's campaign for re-election draws near, some key White House personnel are choosing to leave the team before the first term is up. Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times provides context to the departures. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Gwen Ifill hosts.

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