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Invocations of Sept. 11 Dominate GOP Convention

As the Republicans open their national convention near the site of ground zero, testimonials to President Bush's leadership after the Sept. 11 attacks' dominate the night. Bush was never as popular in the polls as he was in the weeks following the attacks. Hear NPR's Mara Liasson.

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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.