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President Bush Lays Out Second-Term Agenda

Fresh from an election victory, President Bush outlines his plans for the next four years in a news conference Thursday.

The president pledged to continue fighting the war on terror, and also said he would reform the tax code and social security. He also said he had not yet made any decisions on the makeup of his Cabinet.

When asked if he felt more free, having earned a second term, he said, "I don't think [the press will] let me be too free... I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it." NPR's Don Gonyea reports.

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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 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.