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Economy's In Low Gear, But Obama's Bus Keeps Rolling

President Obama spent the last two days on the road, campaigning in Ohio and Pennsylvania. NPR's Scott Horsley wraps up the president's trip and his effort to put a positive spin on the monthly job creation numbers and jobless rate.

'Social Welfare' Organizations Play Big Role In Presidential Politics

Some of the heaviest advertisers are groups financed by anonymous donors. They're not organized as political committees, but as "social welfare" organizations. One of those groups, led by GOP strategist Karl Rove, is rivaling the campaigns themselves for ad money spent so far in the election.

Jobs Report And Politics: The Monthly Spin Cycle

It's become a pattern: On the first Friday of the month, the Labor Department issues a disappointing economic report. Republicans cite it as proof of President Obama's failed policies. The White House urges everyone to focus on the glass half full. And both sides miss the broader picture.
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Analysis: Utility Companies Face Criticism After D.C. Area Storm

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives an analysis of the utility companies' performance in handling last Friday's storm.


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.

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.

Evangelicals Preach Unity On Immigration Reform

More than 150 evangelical leaders, from across the political spectrum, have come together to call for immigration reform. Host Michel Martin looks at the crusade for reform with Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.
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Howard & Kojo: LGBT In The Workplace

Nine out of ten Americans believe there's a federal law prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender people. No such law exists, but recent court and agency decisions are moving in that direction.

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Tax Breaks For Tech In The District

The District is offering a $32.5 million tax deal to keep LivingSocial local, and while critics say it's a giveaway, others say it's key to nurturing a nascent tech industry.