Talking Points: Jul. 10, 2006

Flag Burning

Trying to keep the issue alive

A constitutional amendment to allow a ban on burning Old Glory failed by one vote to pass the Senate last week. Ban backers plan to play up the issue before the November elections. But is this a burning question for most voters?

Nuclear Countdown

Waiting to hear back from Iran

The G-8 nations expect Tehran to respond this week to an offer of incentives for halting its nuclear program. Whatever its reply--a hearty yes isn't likely--look for Iran to be high on the agenda at next week's G-8 summit in Russia.

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