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Delegates Hold Keys to Democratic Nomination

Delegates hold the only keys to the Democratic presidential nomination. Melissa Block talks with NPR's Mara Liasson, who has an update on where the pledged delegate count between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama stands Wednesday, and where it's likely headed. We'll also hear about the superdelegates and the two big states — Michigan and Florida — that lost their delegates.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.
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.