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How is the the U.S.-led "war on terrorism" playing in the U.S. political arena? Dispatches from the White House, the State Department and Congress.

searchMore NPR News radio coverage on the U.S. politics after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

John Ashcroft

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft prepares to appear on a television news show in front of the White House on Thursday. Ashcroft is facing criticism by an expanding coalition of lawmakers and civil liberties groups that his campaign against terrorism has gone too far.
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In Depth

The Politics of Security
Tom Ridge and his two new appointees face challenges that go beyond just fighting terrorism.
Expanded Coverage

More on Tom Ridge
A look at the man in charge of protecting the U.S. from more terrorist attacks.
Expanded Coverage


Other Resources

The Justice Department's online press room, includes transcripts of speeches by FBI Director Robert Mueller and Attorney General John Ashcroft.