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Obama Administration: 'Recovery Has Been Resilient'

Robert Siegel talks to Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, about Friday's new jobs report. It was weaker than expected, with only 96,000 jobs added to payrolls.

Obama, Romney Spin New Jobs Report Differently

With the conventions over and the latest jobs report out, both President Obama and Mitt Romney were on the road Friday. Mr. Obama began in New Hampshire and ended in Iowa, and his Republican challenger did just the opposite.
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Editorial Cartoons And The 2012 Campaign

A picture and a punch line are worth a thousand words in the maelstrom of campaign season. We meet two editorial cartoonists who offer their take on the candidates and the issues.


Deflating Jobs Report May Not Move The Needle On The Election

Republicans cast the Labor Department report showing another month of sluggish economic growth as evidence that President Obama's policies have failed. Democrats said the recovery will take more time and that the partisan impasse in Congress has hampered progress. But analysts say the latest numbers likely won't change voters' minds.
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Israeli Perspectives On Iran

Some in Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been speaking out about the need to act aggressively against Iran, with or without the support of the U.S. But many Israelis, including some in the military, do not share this view. Please join us to talk about the range of public opinion within Israel over how to respond to Iran's nuclear program.

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The U.S. Economy Since 2008: Who's Better Off And Who Isn't

Analysts weigh in on the questions front and center at both party conventions: Who's better off, who isn't and how the economy has changed since 2008.


The 7 Coolest Presidents In American History

Whether it's their ability to charm, defy convention and appear hip or an unflappable and seemingly detached manner, these seven men personify the meaning of c-o-o-l.

Top Speechwriters Grade Conventions

President Obama's acceptance of the Democratic nomination capped two weeks of speeches at the political conventions. Host Michel Martin discusses hits and misses with Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush; and Paul Orzulak, former speechwriter for President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.

Sandra Fluke: Health Access Is An Economic Issue

Sandra Fluke found herself in the center of a media storm earlier this year. She became a political target after she testified in favor of President Obama's policy to require most employers' insurance plans to cover contraception. Fluke spoke at this week's Democratic convention, and talks about it with host Michel Martin.