What Is Most Important for the New Year?:

According to a recent CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, Americans say the President and Congress should make the issues of terrorism and Iraq their two highest priorities for 2006. More than half the Americans polled in mid-December placed these two issues in the “extremely important” category. The poll’s other six issues, in rank order, were healthcare costs, the economy, Social Security, gas and home heating prices, controlling illegal immigration, and immigration.