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Political TV Ads Grow Strident

With only three days to go before the first presidential debate, the tone of political ads have gotten nastier. Independent groups out to defeat either President Bush or Sen. Kerry have not minced words in attacking the candidates. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.