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What happens next in the growing test of wills with Tehran?
But frustrated by Russia and China, the White House may need a different approach.
Washington's think tanks and talking heads are abuzz about the prospects for war.
Both Democrats and Republicans will use AMT reform, a homeowner bailout, and China trade as 2008 issues.
While many in the White House will be sorry to see Karl Rove go at the end of this month, some West Wing advisers disagree with the notion, promoted by Rove's fans, that President Bush's political guru is the indispensable man.
He can win elections, but Karl Rove didn't know enough about how to govern in a divided nation.