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MORT KONDRACKE, HOST: Here's the "Buzz," Fred.
Immigration is going to become a bidding war between President Bush trying to get the Hispanic vote and the Democrats trying to offer even a wider amnesty in order to win the Hispanic vote.
FRED BARNES, HOST: You know what President Bush has learned the value of just in the last few weeks? The veto threat. He threatened a veto on Patients' Bill of Rights, got his way on that in the House. He threatened a veto on the farm bill and got Senate Democrats to chop off $2 billion. He's threatened a veto on that Mexican truck thing. I think he's going to win on that.
You know the real test? All those spending bills in September. That'll be the test. All right.
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