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- Shailagh Murray reporter, "The Washington Post."
- Naftali Bendavid national correspondent, "TheWall Street Journal"; author of "The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to be Ruthless and Ended the Republican Revolution."
- Ron Elving Washington editor for NPR.
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