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Swift Boat Vet Consultants Target AARP

USA Next, a conservative consulting group that orchestrated the Swift Boat Veterans' ads against Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, are taking on a new adversary. In new ads, the group attacks the AARP, one of the most vocal opponents of President Bush's Social Security plan. NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with representatives from both groups.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).