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GOP's Double Whammy: Woodward, and Foley

The response to Mark Foley's unmasking as an Internet predator on juveniles is somewhere between an embarrassing blip and a disastrous exposure of hypocrisy.

Either way, it doesn't help the GOP at a moment when doubts about Iraq are being fanned by intelligence reports and the hard-hitting new book from Bob Woodward.

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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.