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Taking no chances at the Capitol

Security is always tight for the president’s State of the Union address. But with a war in the Middle East looming, tonight’s speech will be more locked-down than usual. As President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Congress, the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and all but one Cabinet member gather under the Capitol dome, law enforcement officials say they’re prepared for the worst. A member of the Cabinet traditionally stays away in case of just such a calamity. ”Everybody’s sensitive that this State of the Union comes shortly before America may enter a war and not that long after Sept. 11,” U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terry Gainer said. ”We are concerned.” Full Story

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