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Campaign 'Rapid Response' Teams on the Offensive

The Bush and Kerry campaign teams are both equipped with so-called "rapid response" units, tasked with rebutting attacks and pushing their candidates' message in a dizzying news cycle. This year, the biggest rapid response teams ever are producing biting rhetoric very early in the campaign. NPR's Juan Williams reports.

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Juan Williams
Juan Williams, one of America's leading journalists, is a news analyst, appearing regularly on NPR's Morning Edition. Knowledgeable and charismatic, Williams brings insight and depth — hallmarks of NPR programs — to a wide spectrum of issues and ideas.