In his final State of the Union, Bush addresses slumping economy, stresses patience in Iraq

Monday, January 28, 2008 | 11:03 p.m. CST; updated 12:52 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

WASHINGTON — President Bush, standing before Congress one last time, urged the nation Monday night to persevere against gnawing fears of recession and stay patient with the long, grinding war in Iraq. He pressed Congress to quickly pass a plan to rescue the economy.