Republican Party Sees Mounting Problems

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The Republican party has had to absorb some tough political blows. President Bush saw low approval ratings following Hurricane Katrina. His choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has come under criticism from some conservatives. And House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has recently been indicted on money laundering. How is the GOP reacting to recent troubles?

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Ron Elving, NPR senior Washington editor

Matthew Continetti, reporter at The Weekly Standard

Rep. Jim Leach, (R-IA), congressman from Iowa's Second District

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), congressman from Georgia's Eighth District; member of the Republican Study Committee

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House minority leader

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