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- Greg Ip U.S. economics editor, "The Economist"
- John Dickerson chief political correspondent for Slate.com and CBS political analyst and contributor. Author of "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star."
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg White House correspondent, "The New York Times."
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