State of the Union 2008: President Bush's Final Year
With Americans rattled by a weakened economy, President George W. Bush delivered his last State of the Union address on January 28. The president is reaching out to lawmakers on an economic stimulus package that can possibly avert a recession, with promises of bipartisanship from the Administration and Congress. His final year will also be shaped by foreign policy, especially with regard to the Middle East, Iran and Iraq; by efforts to reach some consensus on overhauling immigration policy and mortgage policy; and by the ongoing presidential campaign that will determine his successor.
On January 29, leading Brookings experts discussed the President’s domestic and foreign policy agenda and the outlook for action.