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In Reversal, Rice Will Testify Under Oath

The White House, bowing to pressure from both Republicans and Democrats, agrees to allow National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice to testify -- in public, and under oath -- before a commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks. The decision follows former anti-terror expert Richard Clarke's statements criticizing the Bush administration. Hear NPR's Pam Fessler, NPR's Melissa Block and NPR's Don Gonyea.

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You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org. To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.
As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.
Pam Fessler is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where she covers poverty, philanthropy, and voting issues.
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