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Fred Thompson for President?

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Fred Thompson for President?

Politics

Fred Thompson for President?

Fred Thompson for President?

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Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) is a potential presidential candidate, but some critics say the folksy charmer isn't keen to do the hard work of getting elected.

Although he hasn't yet said whether he'll run, he did end his TV role as a gruff district attorney on the NBC crime drama Law & Order.

John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for the online magazine Slate, talks to Madeleine Brand about the week in politics.

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