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Bush, Kerry Trade Blows on Issues

President Bush and Sen. John Kerry campaign furiously in key battleground states, exchanging attacks on gun control, Iraq and the economy. Meanwhile, CBS News says it will stand by a disputed story on the president's service in the Air National Guard. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.