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New Bush Ads Attack Kerry

A screenshot of a new Bush ad called "The First 100 Days." The ad accuses Kerry of planning to raise taxes by at least $900 billion. hide caption

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The presidential campaign turns negative, as President Bush's re-election team launches its first ads directly assailing Sen. John Kerry, his presumed Democratic opponent. The ads accuse Kerry of being weak on defense and "wrong on taxes." The Kerry campaign calls the ads deceptive. Hear NPR's Pam Fessler.