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- Stephen Dinan Congressional bureau chief, The Washington Times.
- Margaret Talev White House correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers.
- E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
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