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Political Fallout from the Schiavo Case

Congress, the president and the courts are contending with the fallout from the Terri Schiavo case. Polls show Republicans took a big hit when Congress intervened in the end-of-life case, but some conservatives see it as political victory. A look at the effect federal involvement in the Schiavo case has had on Capitol Hill.

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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.