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Democratic Hopefuls Make Room for Obama

An already jam-packed crowd of Democratic presidential hopefuls will make room for one more: Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. The announcement was not unexpected, but it has ramifications for everyone in the field.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.
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.