Posted In: Taxes, Washington
Next week, lawmakers will be voting on a wide array of budget bills. Odds are President Bush will veto anything he thinks spends too much or that hints of a tax increase. But to succeed, says commentator Jeff Birnbaum, he'll need a little help from his friends.
In the lead-up to the APEC summit, President Bush has had to fend off accusations he's been ignoring the Asian Pacific region. China, on the other hand, has been very attentive -- as our Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong reports.