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Democrats Urge Obama To 'Go Big' With Jobs Package

Next Thursday, President Obama will present his jobs proposal before Congress. Democratic supporters hope his plan will offer a rallying point to excite his base, rather than a compromise Republicans may agree to.

Can Jon Huntsman Break Away From The Pack?

The Republican White House hopeful is campaigning this week in New Hampshire, a state that has a history of welcoming independent-minded candidates. Huntsman, who's polling at just 3 percent in the state, has a delicate task there: He's trying to set himself apart from the crowded field of GOP candidates — but not too far apart.

Political Chat: Jobs Plan Scheduling Scuffle

President Obama recently asked for a joint session of Congress next Wednesday so he could discuss his jobs plan. House Speaker Boehner suggested next Thursday instead, and Obama agreed. Meanwhile, other GOP hopefuls are beginning to offer their own job plans. Host Michel Martin talks politics with author Michael Fauntroy and The Weekly Standard Opinions Editor Matthew Continetti.

Labor's Criticism Of Obama Grows Louder

The head of the AFL-CIO has called on President Obama to take bolder action on the economy. The president's speech next week on getting Americans back to work may be critical for determining the loyalty on Election Day of one of the strongest sources of money and organizing power for Democrats.

Ron Paul: 'Philosophy Of Liberty And The Constitution' Has Been Vindicated

From financial crises to problems with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Paul said, his warnings about a government that's too big and spending that's out of control have come true.

Perry, Romney Boost Military, Bash Obama In Texas

The two leading GOP presidential candidates got a warm welcome at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in San Antonio this week. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney both boasted of their support for the military and aimed their vitriol at President Obama.