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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says his own Republican Party is having an identity problem.

The former Joints Chief of Staff chairman who twice endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president tells NBC's Meet the Press that in recent years there's been a significant shift to the right, and that's produced two losing presidential campaigns.

He says the GOP needs to take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country has changed demographically, and that if the party doesn't change, they're going to be in trouble. He also bemoans what he calls a dark vein of intolerance in some elements of the party.

He describes himself as a moderate but still a Republican.

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