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Bush Calls In Father, Clinton to Help Relief

President Bush says that while relief efforts are ongoing, the suffering, damage and cost of Hurricane Katrina will not go away quickly.

Faced with a catastrophic situation on the Gulf Coast, President Bush is bringing back the team of former presidents who spearheaded fundraising for tsunami victims in South Asia last winter.

The first President Bush and former President Bill Clinton met with the current chief executive in the Oval Office Thursday afternoon.

The pair agreed to spearhead private fundraising to pay for cleanup and recovery along the Gulf Coast.

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You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org. To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.