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Terror Alerts and Election-Year Politics

The Bush administration decides to move swiftly on some of the 9-11 Commission's recommendations. Some critics see campaign politics in the timing -- just after the end of the Democratic convention, and as the terror alert level is raised for New York and Washington, D.C. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR News Analyst Cokie Roberts.

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Cokie Roberts was one of the 'Founding Mothers' of NPR who helped make that network one of the premier sources of news and information in this country. She served as a congressional correspondent at NPR for more than 10 years and later appeared as a commentator on Morning Edition. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts was a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming.