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Players: Claude A. Allen
Bush Adviser Is 'a Jack of All Trades'
Operating out of his office on the second floor of the West Wing, Claude A. Allen, one of the most senior African American members of the administration, advises Bush on the nation's sprawling domestic agenda.

Players: Mike Pence
Putting a New Face On Conservatism
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) is leading the charge for conservative principles on Capitol Hill with the even tones and polite demeanor of his Midwest upbringing.

Players: Andy Eller
Biologist Fights to Get Job Back
Andy Eller has mounted a one-man campaign against what he says is a corrupt system within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that favors politically wired real estate developers over, well, fish and wildlife.

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