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President Trump seems optimistic about a potential face-to-face with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The president talked about this last night during a joint press conference with Japan's prime minister. Trump did give a caveat.

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National political correspondent Mara Liasson has been watching reaction to the attack on Syria here in Washington among the many other political stories buffeting the Trump administration and, by extension, the voters. Mara's with us now. Good morning.

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The Republican Party is dealing with a scramble for leadership now, and it's a pretty crucial time for the party. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced yesterday that he is not going to seek re-election, ending a three-year run as the Republican leader.

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The Republican Party is dealing with a scramble for leadership at a very critical time.

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Also listening to this conversation NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Hey there, Mara.

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