Bush Blames Dems for High Gas Prices

President Bush urged Congress Wednesday to lift the offshore drilling ban and allow oil companies to explore for additional oil reserves along the nation's coastline

Bush said Congress has "no excuse" keep the ban and blamed Democrats for rising gas prices.

"I know the Democratic leaders have opposed some of these policies in the past," Bush said. "Now that their opposition has helped drive gas prices to record levels, I ask them to reconsider their positions."

"Despite what President Bush, John McCain and their friends in the oil industry claim, we cannot drill our way out of this problem," Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) responded.

"The math is simple: America has just three percent of the world

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