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Kirsten A. Powers served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs and has worked in New York city and state politics. Since 2004, she has been a Fox News Political Analyst, where she regularly does on-air battle with Republican opponents on the issues of the day. She currently writes a weekly column for American Prospect Online. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, Elle Magazine, The New York Observer, and Salon. She also writes the blog PowersPoint (http://www.kpblog.com )