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- Byron York chief political correspondent, Washington Examiner, and author of "The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy."
- David Corn Washington bureau chief, "Mother Jones" magazine; author of several books, most recently, "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War." He blogs at politicsdaily.com.
- Laura Meckler White House correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.
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