Much of the United States is protesting that President Bush is neglecting America and devoting too much energy to foreign policy.

David Duke and Patrick Buchanan have hit him from the right, Sen. Haris Wofford of Pennsylvania and Gov. Douglas Wilder of Virginia from the left. As long as the country remains slumped in recession, the White House should make the economy its top priority, this mixed chorus shouts. Forget Russia, put America first.

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