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Dean Quits Race, Pledges Involvement

Howard Dean says he is no longer actively pursuing the presidency, but vows to remain a force in the nomination process. Although he failed to win any primaries or caucuses, Dean is credited with helping to shape the Democratic race to take on George W. Bush. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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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.