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It's All Politics, July 5 2012

If the Supreme Court says President Obama's Affordable Care Act includes a tax, then why is his rival Mitt Romney paying a political price? And,who would have guessed in the aftermath of the ruling the right would attack Chief Justice John Roberts? Plus: It's getting nerve-wracking for Charlie Rangel.
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Rigging LIBOR: Banking scandal hits home (literally)

Correspondent Robert Smith discovered an obscure but critical interest rate when he took out a mortgage. Now the world is learning how that rate was manipulated.
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Is The Jobs Report A 'Kick In the Gut'?

Presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney calls the June employment report that showed 80,000 jobs created "another kick in the gut to middle class families." Host Michel Martin speaks with two of Tell Me More's regular politicos, Democrat Corey Ealons and Republican Ron Christie, about how these figures could affect the race for the White House.
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How Unemployment Has Dragged On, In Three Charts

As unemployment comes down, the long-term unemployed aren't benefitting as much. Long-term unemployment in 3 graphics.
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Car Hits Cross-Country Runner But She Keeps Going

Police in Anaheim, Calif., say a high school cross-country team was running when a turning car whacked one of the runners. The young woman was apparently determined because she got back up and started running.
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It Was A Gloomy June For Many Retailers' Sales

The summer is not looking very sunny for retails who market to the middle class. Upper and lower end stores are doing better. Retail experts said lousy weather was one factor in the lower than expected sales increase.
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Obama Boards A Bus To Promote His Economic Vision

President Obama's campaign bus rolls from Ohio into Pennsylvania Friday. He is trying to make the case that the U.S. economy is slowly but surely on the mend. While touring Ohio's manufacturing belt Thursday, he highlighted the rebound of the auto industry.
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Washington, Wall Street Wait For Jobless Report

The Labor Department releases June's unemployment figures Friday. After starting off the year with some new-found strength, in recent months job growth has been slowing. That's significant to anyone looking for work and to economists. Job growth is also front and center in the presidential election.
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Laws That Target Homeless Imperil Programs That Feed Them Outdoors

Many of the hungry and homeless depend on meals served by nonprofit groups in parks and other outdoor areas around the city. But new laws would force those groups to close down or continue serving meals only in indoor spaces.

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