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Could the Paris attacks impact the presidential race? Probably not, expert says




San Francisco City Hall is lit up with the colors of the French flag following the terror attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015 in San Francisco, California. At least 129 people have been killed and over 300 are injured in Paris following a series of terrorist acts in the French capital on Friday.
San Francisco City Hall is lit up with the colors of the French flag following the terror attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015 in San Francisco, California. At least 129 people have been killed and over 300 are injured in Paris following a series of terrorist acts in the French capital on Friday.
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The attacks in Paris have altered the tone of the presidential election -- at least for now.

In the wake of the violence, Republican candidates were quick to criticize the policies of the Obama Administration. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee asked House Speaker Paul Ryan to put an end to the Administration's plan to accept Syrian refugees. In a TV interview Sunday, Jeb Bush called for a no-fly zone over Syria -- a move the president has so far rejected.

Meanwhile, at Saturday's Democratic debate, candidates faced tough questions about how they would deal with the so-called Islamic State.

Will the Paris attacks have any effect on primary voters? Take Two put that question to Philip Seib, professor of public diplomacy and international relations at USC.

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